Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Record Store Day 2011 – Comprehensive Release Guide Part 1

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vinyl doing well in michigan!

On Record Store Day, Vinyl Reigns Supreme

Two local music shops will be celebrating the fourth annual Record Store Day with exclusive, limited releases on Saturday, April 16.

By Michael Hicks

Once thought to be dead, a victim of the digital age, the record industry has been making a comeback–spurred, in part, by a little thing called Record Store Day. A celebration of independent music retailers, the vinyl album is once again getting its due this Saturday, April 16.

"Record Store Day very specifically promotes getting out of your house and getting to any physical location that sells music, to have the experience of buying new records, spending time with people who also love music, maybe seeing a band or a DJ," said Windy Weber, owner of Stormy Records. "It promotes the community idea that record stores are generally all about.”

Read the rest and learn what other stores in the area are doing for RSD at

the big apple getting into the spirit, even mayor bloomberg has dubbed saturday an 'official citywide event' cool....

Record Store Day features more than 1,500 indie shops from New York to London for music lovers


Record Store Day is music to a vinyl junkie's ears.

More than 1,500 indie shops from the lower East Side to London are celebrating nostalgia on Saturday, hawking limited-edition album releases and hosting live performances to support local record stores.

"It's bigger than Christmas for us," says co-founder Michael Kurtz. "When we open up in the morning, most stores have people camped outside, and a lot of them don't even have turntables! But they will buy these releases because they are collectible pieces of art.

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very interesting article about kids designing record stores (do they even know what one is?) they sure do, read on:

Local Students Design Future Record Stores


Record stores may evolve into community gathering centers, according to middle school students and those in the business.

Students at Ridgeway Middle School made surprisingly astute predictions about the future of a product with which most are largely unfamiliar.

“I thought this would be a good opportunity to share with the students and have a discussion about the history and the changes in technology (in the record business),” said Ken Greene, a music teacher at Ridgeway, of the two-year project he created in which students used online resources to design record stores of the future.


if you are interested, is asking:

What is the greatest album cover of all time?

Get your nominations in for the greatest album art ever


i suppose i am out of the loop so to speak, i have heard some of the terms, but not all.....

Loner, Boner, and Chud: Vinyl-Collecting Slang You Should Know for Record Store Day 2011

By Julia Mullen Gordon

From bull-riding to cat-showing, every subculture has its own lingo. Record-collecting is no different. When it comes to vinyl, serious crate-diggers have their own language to describe condition, genre, and customers with alarming specificity. And with Record Store Day right around the corner, we know you'll be thumbing through a lot of crates come Saturday.

But for those among us apt to confuse Steve Wynn and Steve Winwood, we checked in with Bob Husak of Ballard's Leary Records (5459 Leary Ave. N.W.) to get the lowdown on slang you should know to talk like a pro.

see if you recognize any of the 'lingo at

Queensryche Reveals New Album, "Dedicated To Chaos" Artwork

Progressive heavy-metal vets Queensryche have recently revealed the front cover artwork for their upcoming new studio album, 'Dedicated To Chaos,' via Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records on June 28th. This is the band's first album since 2009's, "American Soldier" and marks the 30th anniversary of the group.

cool cover!


 and in louisville's famous record store ear X-tacy:

Top 5 vinyl best sellers

1. Radiohead “King of Limbs“
2. Softcheque “Misericord“
3. Jessica Lea Mayfield “Tell Me“
4. Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More“
5. Every Time I Die “Gutter Phenomenon“


Mastodon Hard at Work on Follow-up to 'Crack the Skye'

Something dark, cerebral, and dizzying is gathering power in the streets of Atlanta. Four hyper-talented musicians are working together to create the ultimate combination of memorable riffs, jaw-dropping beats, mild-altering vocal harmonies, and unearthly guitar passages. Yes, Mastodon are writing the follow-up to their 2009 masterpiece 'Crack the Skye.' Right now, even the band members don't know exactly where the songs are going musically, but they're happy with the direction in which they're headed.

Read the interview at

a new vinyl site!!!! Prepares for Grand Opening with Thousands of LPs & CDs

Founder of, Robert Henry, is pleased to voice the launch of his new online store. Shoppers will discover an extensive selection of R&B and jazz music in the form of CDs and LPs. With thousands of albums to explore, shoppers are sure to uncover tunes they enjoy. Visit, the site’s blog, to learn about the beginnings of jazz and R&B as well as various trends in music.

Yorktown, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 13, 2011 ~ Web entrepreneur Robert Henry is pleased to announce the publication of his brand-new online store,  Scheduled for its official grand opening May 1st, the web store welcomes shoppers to preview its extensive collection of classic albums in jazz and R&B as Henry continues to update his music selection with thousands of LPs and CDs. There will be new content added almost daily, so shoppers are encouraged to check back within a few days if they are not able to find one they’re looking for on their first visit. There will always be new content.

“I’ve been collecting albums of classic jazz and R&B for more than 40 years, which has allowed me to build an impressive repertoire of about 15,000 different pieces,” Henry said.

Shoppers are invited to visit to explore an exciting assortment of classic jazz and R&B albums from Henry’s personal collection. Discover assorted albums by some of his favorite musicians like George Duke, Lee Morgan, Shirley Scott and Sam (The Man) Taylor as well as other popular artists of these music genres. Shoppers can choose from new and used LPs and CDs in classic jazz or soulful R&B tunes; collectible jazz LPs are also available.

“My vast music collection has simply become too large for one person; therefore, I want to share my passion for jazz and R&B with others who appreciate great music of the past,” Henry said.

From vinyl album singles to DJ promos from the ‘80 and ‘90s, his music selection also includes new and used records and more from his years as a professional DJ. Shoppers may also check out his laser discs, which feature children’s music, concert recordings or popular movies. Don’t forget to visit his specials page that highlights extra-discounted merchandise.

“My devout appreciation for classic jazz, swing, bebop and R&B music stems from the raw talent each artist portrays, unlike much of today’s music that has been synthesized or gains popularity due to the commercialization of an artist,” Henry said.

To learn more about the specific products available at, visit the website’s newly formulated business blog, This social platform will also be used to profile great musicians of the past, discuss trends in music of today and highlight the ways jazz qualities have crossed over into R&B.

“My goal is to match shoppers with great music they will enjoy. Therefore, I’m willing to discuss my prices, especially for bulk orders, in an effort to accommodate everyone,” he said.

All merchandise at has been priced according to the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide to ensure fair prices for every shopper.

About the Company: is owned and operated by Robert Henry with help from his wife, Tina, and their daughter, Tia, who is learning to appreciate music from her father’s generation.

Robert Henry
(757) 897-7854

iePlexus, Inc.


and in music history for today:

In 1957, Elvis Presley hit #1 in the U.S. with the Otis Blackwell composition, “All Shook Up.” The song knocked Perry Como’s “Round and Round” off the top of the charts and would remain there for eight weeks.

In 1963, "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys was released in the US, where it will become the group's second Billboard chart-maker, reaching #3. The song was a note-for-note copy of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" with new lyrics. After Berry sued, he was granted royalties and all further issues of the song gave him writing credit.

In 1965, the Beatles recorded the song “Help!” during an evening recording session at EMI Studios in London.

In 1967, Nancy and Frank Sinatra were at U.K. #1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Somethin’ Stupid,” making them the only father-daughter duo to have a chart-topping single.

In 1974, Elton John reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart for the second time with "Bennie and the Jets".

Also in 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings’ 'Band on the Run' album was at #1 on the U.S. album charts. It was McCartney’s third American chart-topping album, which went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.

In 1983, Pete Farndon, bassist for The Pretenders on their US Top 20 hits "Brass In Pocket" (1980) and "Back On The Chain Gang" (1983), died of a drug overdose. He was 30 years old.

In 1999, Yoko Ono sued Fredieric Seaman over personal effects of the late John Lennon. Seaman, a former assistant to Lennon, was accused of "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items." good for you yoko, you have done a tremendous job with john's legacy.

In 2005, Johnnie Johnson, a Rock 'n' Roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry on "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go", died of natural causes at the age of 80.

In 2008, producer and drummer Clifford Davies, who had worked with Ted Nugent from 1975 to 1982, was found dead (aged 59) from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Atlanta. It was reported that Davies was “extremely distraught” over outstanding medical bills.

In 2009, according to a chart compiled for the UK's BBC Radio 2, Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" was the most played song in public places in the past 75 years. Rounding out the top ten were: #2 - "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, #3 "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers, #4 - "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet, #5 - ("Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams, #6 - "Angels" by Robbie Williams, #7 - "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley, #8 - "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, #9 - "Magic Moments" by Perry Como and #10 - "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. what no beatles?

birthdays wishes to drummer Max Weinberg (1951) and the immortal Al Green (1946)

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