This Just In: The Notations

It’s been a minute since we’ve featured a good, ol’ fashioned soul record. Fortunately, it’s time to spread that sweetness once again, via, of course, The Numero Group. Their new comp of tracks from Chicago’s Notations is definitely something to take note of (zing!). If you especially dig The Delfonics, The Dramatics, Curtis Mayfield, and low-down-tasty soul music in general, this is the record for you. Take a listen and read the short history below, then scope this week’s in-stock list.

The Notations – Still Here 1967-1973 LP:
Listen: “I’m Still Here”
“From the dawn of doo-wop to the death of disco, the Notations saw—and sang—it all. Persisting through changing trends and technologies, on major labels and minor ones, produced by both Syl Johnson and Curtis Mayfield, nothing could stop the Notations from representing Chicago’s Southside for decades. The first overview of their indie label golden age, Still Here 1967–1973 finds the Notations at a musical crossroads, turning from simmering R&B ballads to socially-conscious soul. Offering up a platter of golden-dipped harmonies, inventive arrangements, and super-powered soul, the Notations survived as unheralded legends in their own time.” -Numero Group

notations-still-here-1967-1973-1Also still here – new releases, reissues & restocks…
5,6,7,8’s – S/T LP; Third Man Live LP
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls LP
Alice In Chains – Dirt LP
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Aphex Twin – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 EP 12″
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare LP
Ariel Pink – pom pom CD
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of LP
Ata Kak – Obaa Sima LP
AWOLNATION – Run 2LP*
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty 2LP; Ill Communcation 2LP
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man – Out Of Season LP
Big Star – #1 Record LP
Black Keys – Chulahoma LP; Rubber Factory LP
Black Lips – Third Man Live LP
Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″; Bon Iver LP
Caribou – Our Love CD
Carter Tutti – Plays & Remixes Chris & Cosey 2LP
Chvrches – Bones Of What You Believe LP
Codeine – White Birch 2LP+CD
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head LP
Com Truise – Galactic Melt 2LP
Connie Converse – How Sad, How Lovely LP*
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
David Bowie – Space Oddity LP
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs LP
Death Grips – Money Store LP
Dinosaur Jr. – Bug LP
Divine Fits – Third Man Live LP
Electrelane – The Power Out LP
Elliott Smith – Either/Or LP
Etta James – Her 1950’s Rock N Roll Dance Party LP
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care 2LP; The Earth Is Not… LP
FKA twigs – EP2 12″; LP1 LP
Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind LP
Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On LP; Maggot Brain LP
Gang Of Four – Entertainment! LP
Germs – (GI) LP
Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live 2LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight LP*
Hundred Waters – S/T LP
Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love 2LP
Interpol – Antics LP
Inventions – Maze Of Woods LP*
J.Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 2LP
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP
Jimmy Page – Burn Up LP
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth LP
John Carpenter – Lost Themes LP
John Coltrane – Golden Disk LP
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison LP; Live From Austin TX LP
Jon Hopkins – LateNightTales CD*
Kim Fowley – Psychedelic Dogs LP
Kind Of Like Spitting – Bridges Worth Burning LP
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 2LP
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
Lilacs & Champagne – Midnight Features Vol. 2 LP*
Mac Demarco – Salad Days CD
Madonna – Rebel Heart CD
Major Lazer – Apocalypse Soon EP 12″; Free The Universe 2LP
Makaveli – The Don Illuminati 2LP
Medicine – Home Everywhere LP
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall LP
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew Live 2LP; Plays Jazz Classics LP
Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves 2LP, CD
Mos Def – Black On Both Sides 2LP*
Nic Hessler – Soft Conditions LP*
Nightmares On Wax – In A Space Outta Sound 2LP; Mind Elevation 2LP
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine LP
Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP
Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again LP*
Quantic – Spark It 12”*
Quincy Jones – Big Band Bossa Nova LP
Rabit – Baptism EP 12”
Rush – 2112 LP
Sade – Promise LP; Stronger Than Pride LP
Sam Cooke – S/T LP
SBTRKT – SBTRKT LP
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sing Elliott Smith LP*
Shlohmo – Emerge From Smoke 7”*
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun LP+CD
Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP
Slowdive – Souvlaki LP
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come LP; The Queen Is Dead LP
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain Deluxe 2LP; Songs:Ohia LP
St. Vincent – Actor LP; Marry Me LP
Stone Jack Jones – Love & Torture LP*
Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans LP
Sun Ra – Angels & Demons At Play LP; Jazz In Silhouette LP; Outer Spaceways Incorporated LP
Sur Une Plage – Legerdemain LP*
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
The Juan Maclean – In A Dream 2LP
The Minus 5 – Dungeon Golds LP
The Pogues – Peace & Love LP*; Poguetry In Motion LP*; Red Roses For Me LP*
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
Toasters – Live June 28, 2002 (CBGB Masters) LP*
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon LP*
Twin Shadow – Eclipse CD*
Tycho – Awake LP
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II LP
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label CD
Various – Miami Vice OST LP
Various – Mod Jazz 2LP
Various – Music from the Mountain Provinces LP
Wes Montgomery – Boss Guitar LP*
White Stripes – Dead Leaves 7″; Hello Operator 7″; Hotel Yorba 7″; I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself 7”; Seven Nation Army 7”; The Big Three Killed My Baby 7″; The Hardest Button To Button 7”; There’s No Home For You Here 7”
xx – Coexist LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue