Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Deftones Announce Covers Album For Record Store Day

Deftones recently announced that they will be releasing a special covers LP, approprietly titled 'Covers' for Record Store Day. The album, limited only to 5,000 copies, includes covers of The Cure, The Smiths, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Duran Duran, among many others.

Here’s the tracklisting:

Side A:
Drive (The Cars)
Caress (Drive Like Jehu)
Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
Savory (Jawbox)
Do You Believe (The Cardigans)

Side B:
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Ghosts (Japan)
The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (The Cure)
Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny)


Franz Ferdinand Releasing EP For Record Store Day

Franz Ferdinand will be releasing a covers EP for the upcoming record celebration, featuring artists such as LCD Soundsystem, the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, Blondie's Debbie Harry, ESG and Peaches. The group will cover the Scottish rockers' 2009 effort 'Tonight.'


Vinyl Records Turn Up the Volume


Strokes, Arcade Fire Confirm New Orleans Jazz Fest

Several of alternative rock's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's New Orleans Jazz Festival, set to kick off on April 29. This year the Stokes and Arcade Fire join an impressive lineup that features an array of classic rock, hip-hop, country and jazz artists.

This year's fest will take place over the course of two weekends, the first running April 29 to May 1 and the second running May 5 to May 8.

The first weekend will include headlining performances from Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Tom Jones, Bon Jovi, Arlo Guthrie, John Legend & The Roots, Jeff Beck, the Decemberists, the Avett Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Jason Mraz, Kenny G, Mumford & Sons, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, and Justin Townes Earle.

The second weekend will include the Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Lucinda Williams, and Michael Franti.


Here's the latest MUSIC CHARTS:


1. Various : Now 37
2. Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
3. Justin Bieber : My World 2.0
4. Nicki Minaj : Pink Friday
5. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6. Bruno Mars : Doo-Wops & Holligans
7. Eminem : Recovery
8. Rihanna : Loud
9. Jason Aldean : My Kinda Party
10. Justin Bieber : My Worlds Acoustic

1. Lady Gaga : Born This Way
2. Katy Perry : Firework
3. Bruno Mars : Grenade
4. Wiz Khalifa : Black and Yellow
5. Pink : Fucking Perfect
6. Enrique Eglesias : Tonight (I've Lovin' You)
7. Cee Lo Green : Fuck You
8. Rihanna : S&M
9. Black Eyed Peas : The Time
10. Britney Spears : Hold It Against Me


1. Adele : 21
2. Bruno Mars : Doo Wops & Hooligans
3. Rihanna : Loud
4. Eva Cassidy : Simply Eva
5. Chase & Status : No More Idols
6. Adele : 19
7. Rumer : Seasons Of My Soul
8. The Streets : Computers and Blues
9. James Blake : James Blake
10. Take That : Progress

1. Adele : Someone Like You
2. Jessie J feat. B.o.B. : Price Tag
3. Lady Gaga : Born This Way
4. Adele : Rolling In the Deep
5. Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown : Champion
6. Rihanna : S&M
7. Bruno Mars : Grenade
8. JLS : Eyes Wide Shut
9. Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue : Higher
10. Ke$ha : We R Who We R


1. Take That : Progress
2. Rihanna : Loud
3. Bruce Springsteen : The Promise
4. Shakira : Sale El Sol
5. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6. Bon Jovi : Greatest Hits
7. James Blunt : Some Kind Of Trouble
8. Susan Boyle : The Gift
9. Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown
10. JLS : Outta This World

1. Bruno Mars : Grenade
2. Adele : Rolling In the Deep
3. Katy Perry : Firework
4. Rihanna : What's My Name
5. Black Eyed Peas : The Time
6. Martin Solveig : Hello
7. David Guetta feat. Rihanna : Who's That Chick
8. Taio Cruz : Higher
9. Duck Sauce : Barbra Streisand
10. Bruno Mars : Just The Way You Are


The Groove’s Vinyl Best Sellers 2.14-2.20.2011

1 Ryan Adams – Gold
2 The Black Keys – Brothers
3 Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
4 Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
5 The Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation: The Best Of
6 The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
7 Destroyer – Kaputt
8 Arcade Fire – Suburbs
9 Dr Dre – The Chronic
10 Tristen – Charlatans At The Gate
11 Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
12 The Decemberists -The King Is Dead
13 Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
14 The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps
15 Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots


Music History for today:

In 1955, Billboard reported that for the first time since their introduction in 1949, 45rpm singles were outselling the old standard 78s.

In 1964, The Beatles worked on the final mixes for “Can't Buy Me Love” and “You Can't Do That” tracks. The single, which was released the following month, topped the charts all over the world.

The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown" was released in 1966.

In 1980, after seeing U2 play at Dublin's National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people, Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. Smart move....
Chuck Berry received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1985.

Capitol Records released the first 4 Beatles albums on CD in 1987.

In 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller went to #1 on the U.S. album chart. It went on to become the most successful album of all time with sales of over 50 million copies.

Fats Domino was born in 1928.

The late Johnny Cash was born in 1932.

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