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Live at Bubba’s is a previously unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon Monty Alexander captured live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Bubba’s Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982. Recorded by legendary engineer Mack Emerman, who founded Criteria Recording Studios (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Eric Clapton), Live at Bubba’s features bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter) and the acclaimed percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). The deluxe limited edition 2LP set includes an extensive booklet with photos by Jan Persson, Raymond Ross and Brian McMillen; essays by veteran jazz writer Willard Jenkins, pianist Benny Green, and producer George Klabin; plus interviews with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and others. The vinyl edition is mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

SIDE A — 1. Arthur’s Theme (7:42) 2. Love You Madly (8:08) 3. Samba De Orfeo (6:26)
SIDE B — 1. Sweet Lady (5:57) 2. Eleuthra (9:34) 3. Reggae Later (7:51)
SIDE C — 1. Blues For Edith (6:46) 2. Funji Mama (10:06) 3. Consider (6:06)
SIDE D — 1. Montevideo (7:05) 2. Body And Soul (7:22) 3. Swamp Fire (3:53) 4. SKJ (4:55)

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Alice In Chains

SAP [RSD BF 2020]

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For the first time ever, SAP--the second studio EP by Alice in Chains--will be released as on vinyl as a stand-alone EP. SAP took a departure from the band’s heavy sound, focusing on acoustic guitar and marks the first time that guitarist Jerry Cantrell sang lead vocals on an Alice in Chains release. Side B on this RSD Black Friday exclusive includes an etching of the Alice in Chains logo.

Side A: 1. “Brother” “Got Me Wrong” “Right Turn” “Am I Inside” “Love Song”
Side B ETCHING – No Music

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We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians

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Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band. 

1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)” 

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Big K.R.I.T.

TDT [RSD BF 2020]

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Black/white/purple swirl vinyl version of the 2019 Mixtape.  Never before available on any physical format.

1. Energy 2. Learned From Texas 3. Pick Yourself Up 4. Glorious 5. 1 Oh Oh
6. Higher (King PT. 6) 7. Look What I Got 8. 4 Tha Three

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"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.

“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”

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Blue Oyster Cult

Live '83 [RSD BF 2020]

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By special arrangement with Blue Öyster Cult and its management, Real Gone Music is thrilled to present, for the first time ever in any physical format, the band's complete July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Originally recorded for radio broadcast, this was long regarded as one of the best-sounding BÖC bootlegs, and now it is finally coming out on authorized physical form, complete with liner notes and rare photos. Gatefold, 2 x LP edition pressed on blue with black swirl vinyl limited to 1500 copies worldwide (don't miss the 10-minute, concert-closing version of "Roadhouse Blues") for RSD Black Friday. 

1. Stairway to the Stars 2. Harvester of Eyes 3. Workshop of the Telescopes 4. Before the Kiss, a Red Cap 5. Born to Rock 6. Hot Rails to Hell 7. 7 Screaming Dizbusters 8. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll 9. Burnin' for You 10. Joan Crawford 11. Born to Be Wild 12. Don't Fear the Reaper 13. Roadhouse Blues

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Bombino

Bombino Live [RSD BF 2020]

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Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.

A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa

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A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.  This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music. 

Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)

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A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.

Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching

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The Chariot

Long Live [RSD BF 2020]

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The original 2010 track listing for the album, with two tracks recorded during those sessions but not released on the album at the time. This RSD Black Friday version includes a 12-page book with photos not used on the original release, and a Chariot skull logo sticker with a digital download. Clear/silver split vinyl with black splatter.

1. “Evan Perks” 2. “The Audience” 3. “Calvin Makenzie” 4. “The City” 5. “Andy Sundwall” 6. “The Earth” 7. “David De La Hoz” 8. “The Heavens” 9. “Robert Rios” 10. “The King” 11. “Music of a Grateful Heart” 12. “Graciously”

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Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.

1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)

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Limited edition white vinyl release includes bonus 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" and a D side etching. 

“Further Complications”/”Angela”/”Pilchard”/”Leftovers”/”I Never Said I Was Deep”/”Homewrecker!/”Hold Still”/”Fuckingsong”/”Caucasian Blues”/”Slush”/”You're In My Eyes (Discosong)”

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Originally released in 2006, Jarvis Cocker’s first solo album available for the first time in US on limited edition split green vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring "C**ts Are Still Running The World" and a b-side etching.

“The Loss Adjuster”/”Don't Let Him Waste Your Time”/”Black Magic”/”Heavy Weather”/”I Will Kill Again”/”Baby's Coming Back To Me”/”Fat Children”/”From Auschwitz To Ipswich”/”Disney Time/”Tonite”/”Big Julie”/”The Loss Adjuster”/”Quantum Theory”/”Running the World”

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A 12" single for RSD Black Friday featuring a brand new track, "Imminent", from London band The Comet is Coming, with a new remixed version of "Super Zodiac" on B-Side.

SIDE A: Imminent
SIDE B: Super Zodiac (Noss DJ Remix)

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Chris Cornell

Patience [RSD BF 2020]

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Chris Cornell’s “Patience” is a cover of the original Guns N’ Roses’ iconic song and is paired up exclusively with his cover of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U (Live on SiriusXM)” on a white 7” single for RSD Black Friday 2020.

“Patience”/”Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at SiriusXM)”

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Crown The Empire

7102010 [RSD BF 2020]

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Acoustic renditions of Crown The Empire's most popular songs across their career plus one new song in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary

01. aftermath – acoustic 02. cross our bones – acoustic 03. blurry (out of place) – acoustic 04. hologram – acoustic 05. memories of a broken heart – acoustic 06. johnny ringo – acoustic 07. voices – acoustic 08. what i am – acoustic 09. second thoughts – acoustic 10. mzry – acoustic 11. everything breaks – bonus track

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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

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A 45 RPM 7" single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos' original performance of 'Hooray For Santa Claus' with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip!

Pressed on Martian Green vinyl, this little bundle of festive joy includes The Film Detective's print of the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD, paired with some equally bough-rockin' festive oddities from the Something Weird vault!

“Hooray For Santa Claus” - Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos b/w “Hooray For Santa Claus” - The Fleshtones


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In the winter of 2016, Luther Dickinson began touring behind the release of his latest record, Blues & Ballads: A Folksingers Songbook Vols 1 & 2. Normaltown Hall, a now extinct listening room that sat above the New West Records office in Athens, GA, was known for hosting community events and intimate concerts intended for the listener and performer to connect. The venue capacity was permitted for 115 listeners, but on the night of March 9, 2016 there might have been over 200 people stuffed into the venue. Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals), Sharde Thomas (drums, fife, vocals), Will Sexton (guitar), Amy LaVere (upright bass) and Brandon Chornes (drums) got on stage and brought down the house that night with a very intimate and eclectic set of American music.

New West Records is proud to release this once in a lifetime performance on super limited blue sky vinyl.

SIDE A: “Death Comes On Wings of Crepe / Blind Lemon and the Hook Man”, “Hurry Up Sunrise”, “Karmic Debt”, “Highwater (Soldier)”, “Station Blues”

SIDE B: “Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down”, “Bang Bang Lulu”, “Chevrolet”, “Shady Grove”, “Little Sally Walker"

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DMX

Best of DMX [RSD BF 2020]

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The Dog, one of the greatest rappers to ever clutch a mic, the man, the Yonkers legend. Dark Man X, better known as DMX, is one of the most important lyricists ever. For RSD BF20, for the first time, Def Jam / UMe have compiled his most poignant hits and hardest bars from the party anthems “Party Up,” and “X Gon’ Give It To Ya,” to his introspective tales of love, loss and faith, “Slippin,” “Ready To Meet Him” in a definitive 2LP package. This is a must-have for any fan of rap. The album comes on 2LP standard weight on translucent red vinyl. 

1. Where the Hood At 2. It's All Good 3. What These Bitches Want 4. Get At Me Dog 5. Ruff Ryders' Anthem 6. What's My Name 7. Party Up 8. X Gon' Give It To Ya 9. We Right Here 10. How's It Goin Down 11. The Rain 12. One More Road To Cross 13. Slippin' 14. Get It On The Floor 15. Here We Go Again 16. Damien 17. Stop Being Greedy 18. Who We Be 19. Grand Finale 20. No Love For Me 21. Blackout

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On July 13, 2006 the Drive-By Truckers set up shop at Plan 9 Records in Richmond, VA. It was the 25th Anniversary of the store. The band performed to a packed house and played a blistering set of fan-favorites featuring the songs, "18 Wheels of Love", "Let There Be Rock", "Goddamn Lonely Love" and "Daddy's Cup." The performance was also set up to benefit the Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment. The foundation provides, among other things, music scholarships in the Richmond area. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Patterson Hood ended up writing the song "Two Daughters and A Beautiful Wife" about Bryan Harvey and his family.

This RSD Black Friday 3 LP set will be pressed on black 140g vinyl and it will be packaged in a "bootleg" style wide-spine jacket featuring a a reprint of the ticket and show poster made for the event. The jackets will be numbered according to the worldwide pressing run of 6000.

SIDE A: “Tales Facing Up”, “One Of These Days”, “Easy on Yourself”, “Feb. 14 (3:35)”, “Aftermath USA”

SIDE B: “Gravity’s Gone”, “Sink Hole”, “Outfit”, “My Sweet Annette”, “Marry Me”

SIDE C: “A World of Hurt”, “Why Henry Drinks”, “The Day John Henry Died”, “Wednesday”

SIDE D: “Shut Up And Get On The Plane”, “Ronnie And Neil”, “Moonlight Mile”, “Let There Be Rock”

SIDE E: “Zip City”, “Goddamn Lonely Love”, “18 Wheels of Love”

SIDE F: “Nine Bullets”, “Daddy’s Cup”, “Decoration Day”, “Lookout Mountain”

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Live at Ronnie Scott’s (1968) is the third official Resonance release of previously unissued recordings of the Bill Evans trio with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette. The recordings that comprise this release come from the personal archives of drummer Jack DeJohnette, who has had them in storage for over 50 years, and the nearly 2 hours of music have been meticulously remastered from the original tape reels. Live at Ronnie Scott’s was captured in December of 1968, six months after their legendary performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival and Resonance’s long-lost studio session Some Other Time from the Black Forest. The deluxe limited-edition 2LP set will include never-before-published original artwork by David Stone Martin on the album cover, plus an extensive booklet with rare photos, essay by the esteemed British writer Brian Priestly, a conversation between Chick Corea and Jack DeJohnette, interview with Eddie Gomez, and more. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

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An all-star-studded one-of-a-kind concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder Peter Green was held at the London Palladium on 25th February 2020. This split release features three versions of the same track, a previously unreleased Mick Fleetwood & Friends rendition from that night (on which the Friends included Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett) and both a studio version and a live Fleetwood Mac recording from 1970. Pressed on green vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

A1 - Mick Fleetwood and Friends – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (Live from the London Palladium, feat Billy Gibbons & Kirk Hammett)
B1 – Fleetwood Mac – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) B2 – Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (live 1970)

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Side A 1. Space Truckin'

Side B 1. Space Invader (Radio Edit) 2. Mission to Mars 3. Space Truckin' 4. Return Of The Space Bear (Bonus Track)

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Garcia Live Volume Two captures the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band in the very familiar surroundings of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Recorded during a fruitful period for the band, which has resulted in two previous releases (Jerry Garcia Band and How Sweet It Is), this show features an appearance by banjoist Béla Fleck to kick off the second set with a fiery rendition of “Midnight Moonlight” and an otherworldly adventure on the Jimmy Cliff classic, “The Harder They Come”.

1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 2. Stop That Train 3. Forever Young 4. Run For The Roses 5. That's What Love Will Make You Do 6. My Sisters And Brothers 7. Tears of Rage 8. Deal 9. Midnight Moonlight 10. The Harder They Come 11. And It Stoned Me 12. Waiting For A Miracle 13. Evangeline 14. Think 15. That Lucky Old Sun 16. Tangled Up In Blue

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"Yes, I Have Ghosts" is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece. 

"Yes I Have Ghosts"

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Grand Puba

Reel To Reel [RSD BF 2020]

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The 1992 debut solo record from Grand Puba of Brand Nubian is remastered and comes to double colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

“Check Tha Resume”, “360°(What Goes Around)”, “That's How We Move It”, “Check It Out”, “Big Kids Don't Play”, “Honey Don't Front”, “Lickshot”, “Ya Know How It Goes”, “Reel To Reel”, “Soul Controller”, “Proper Education”, “Back It Up”, “Baby What's Your Name?”, “360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)”, “Who Makes The Loot?”

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Half-A-Mill

Milion [RSD BF 2020]

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Brooklyn-based rapper Half-A-Mill climbed his way up from the underground in the late ‘90s with an initial breakthrough on 1997’s one and only album by The Firm, the supergroup featuring Nas, AZ, Nature and Foxy Brown, alongside producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters.

After this high-profile appearance, Half-a-Mill then started setting the stage for the release of his debut album “Milíon” with the single ”Thug Ones" which featured Noreaga, Kool G Rap, and Musolini. “Milíon” became an underground classic, featuring guest appearances by AZ, Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga, Ali Vegas and Spice 1, with production by Just Blaze, The Neptunes, DJ Scratch, and DJ Ali among others.

Tragedy struck in 2003 when the rapper was shot dead at his home in Brooklyn. Tuff Kong now proudly moves to keep his legacy alive by releasing Milíon on vinyl for the first time ever for RSD Black Friday.

SIDE A: 1. “Intro” 2. “Tough Guyz (feat. Ali Vegas)” 3. “What U Ridin” 4. “New Millennium” 5. “Quiet Money (feat. AZ)” 6. “Don’t Go Away” 7. “Where BK At” 8. “Fires In Hell”

SIDE B: 1. “Some Niggaz” 2. “Thug Onez (feat. Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga)” 3. “Gimme Ya Luv” 4. “Ghetto Girl” 5. “Thug Luv” 6. “Bounce (feat. Spice 1)” 7. “Outro” 8. “Thuggest Enemy #1” 9. “Untitled Track”

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An exclusive 7" from Juliana Hatfield featuring two original holiday songs on colored vinyl, for RSD Black Friday. (Includes digital download card.)

"Christmas Cactus"/"Red Poinsettia"

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All new music from the eight piece classic jazz band from Seattle, covering Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, and Pharoah Sanders.

“Journey in Satchidananda”, “Astral Traveling”, “There Are Other Worlds”

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Brand new recordings from John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen, produced by Jorma and engineered and mixed by Justin Guip, three-time Grammy winner for his work with Levon Helm, make their debut on red splatter translucent vinyl for RSD Black Friday. This release comes in a gatefold package with a twelve page booklet that includes a new interview with Jorma, conducted by Paul Epstein. 

“The Ballad of Easy Rider” -- Roger McGuinn, “People Get Ready” -- Curtis Mayfield, “Choices” -- George Jones, “Kansas City Southern” -- Gene Clark, “Borderline” -- Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Jim Dickerson, “Travelin’” -- Spencer Bohren, “The Old Homestead” --Spencer Bohren, “Someone’s Calling” -- John Hurlbut

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One side Acapella, one side Instrumental--a unique collection of some of Jadakiss' biggest hits. Never before released physically. 

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The Jahari Massamba Unit features Madlib on all instrumentation with the exception of drums, which are laid down by Karriem Riggins. Like Madlib, Riggins is well-versed in both the worlds of Jazz and Hip Hop. Musically, Madlib’s label says “we would call the project Spiritual Jazz, but jazz great Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music, so that’s what we’re going with.”

This is an album put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic corms who are also proponents of jazz’s future. The resulting recording reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshedding, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft. Regardless of categorization this is an exciting an all new entry in Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet canon of difficult-to-categorize music.

Pardon My French debuts on RSD Black Friday in an exclusive colored vinyl pressing.

SIDE A: 1. “Je Prendrai Le Romanée-Conti (Putain De Leroy)” 2. “Les Jardins Esméraldins (Pour Caillard)” 3. “Un Bordeaux Pré-Phylloxéra (Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 4. “Deux Fakes Jayers (Aussi Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 5. “Riesling Pour Robert” 6. “Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent (Pour Duke)”

SIDE B: 1. “Trou Du Cul (Ode Au Sommelier Arrogant)” 2. “Etude Montrachet” 3. “Le Feu (Pour Belluard)” 4. “Merde (Basse-cour” 5. Inestimable Le Clos” 6. “La Closerie (Pour Prévost)” 7. “Hommage À La Vielle Garde (Pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)”

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With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”

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