Monday, July 15, 2013

New Music Releases - July 16, 2013

A Grave with No Name - Whirlpool
Ace Hood - Trials & Tribulations
Andrew Cedermark - Home Life
Andy Kaufman - Andy and His Grandmother
Blue Oyster Cult  - Blue Oyster Cult (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosaurus Erectus (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Mirrors (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening (reissue)
Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation (reissue)
Candice Glover - Music Speaks
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - White Teeth, Black Thought
Chris Brown - X
Chris Schlarb - Psychic Temple II 
Court Yard Hounds - Amelita
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (12")
David Bowie - Life On Mars (40th Anniversary 7" Picture Disc) (reissue) (vinyl)
David Lynch - The Big Dream
Defeater - Letters Home
Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark - Blind Crippled & Crazy
Desert Stars - Habit Shackles
Destruction Unit - Two Strong Hits (7")
Diana Ross - An Evening With Diana Ross (reissue)
Diana Ross - The Boss (reissue)
Doc Watson - The Definitive Doc Watson
Envy - Invariable Will (box set) 
Eric Copeland - Joke In the Hole
Evan Brewer - Your Itinerary
Ezra Furman - The Year Of No Returning
Frank Black - Oddballs
Gauntlet Hair - Stills
Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live
Hypocrisy - Penetralia / Osculum (box set)
James Holden - Inheritors
King Conquer - 1776
Matt Nathanson - Last of the Great Pretenders
Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
Nektar - Remember the Future (vinyl)
New Order - Live at Bestival 2012
Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor
Pepper - Pepper
Pet Shop Boys - Electric
Phantom Glue - A War of Light Cones
Philip Anselmo & The Illegals - Walk Through Exits Only
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Lickety Split
Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
Sarah Miles - One
Sick Puppies - Connect
Soft Metals - Lenses
Soul Asylum - no fun intended (EP)
Speedwell - Start to Finish
Stomach Earth - Stomach Earth
Supremes - Cream Of The Crop (reissue)
Supremes - Join The Temptations (reissue)
Supremes - Love Child (reissue)
Supremes - Sing Holland Dozier Holland (reissue)
Supremes - Supremes A Go Go (reissue)
Sylvan Esso - Hey Miami
Tallhart - We Are The Same
Texas In July - Texas In July (deluxe edition)
The Cult - Electric Peace (reissued and expanded)
The XX - Fiction (vinyl)
Tig Notaro - Live
Tori Amos - Under the Pink (reissue) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Fire On The Mountain: Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead Volumes 1 and 2
Wet Willie - Wetter the Better / Left Coast Live
White Dove - The Hoss, The Candle
Yoya - Go North

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Universal Launches New Vinyl Project

Hope to Repress Rare And Deleted Vinyl

Universal Music’s vinyl subsidiary Uvinyl has launched "The Vinyl Project," a Kickstarter-like initiative that intends to repress rare and deleted records if enough buyers register their interest.  Funders of The Vinyl Project will become “owners of limited edition rare records, which will also include digital downloads and personalized art prints.”

Releases currently being considered for being made available to funders include ‘ABC’ by The Jackson 5, Sonic Youth’s ‘Goo’, Bj√∂rk’s ‘Biophilia’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Elton John, ‘His N Hers’ by Pulp, ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard, Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’, and Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ performance. 

Stay tuned for more details, it will be interesting to see what this becomes!


in the CVR mailbox:

We just wanted to inform you of Dylan Walshe's debut release on Squoodge Records

It's a once off limited edition 7" vinyl.  BLIND IS BLIND 45' out now, Limited to 150 copies.  50 hand numbered copies in green wax, white wax & gold wax, each piece with rubber stamped labels and inner sleeves.

A1 - Blind Is Blind
B1 - Your Belly Not Mine
B2 - Lonesome Valley

Dylan Walshe - Blind Is Blind


very cool article from Pakistan, i guess vinyl collectors are all the same!

Vinyl collectors: For the record


Third Man Records Production Head Says Limited Edition Vinyl For Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Is His Year's 'Good Idea'


very cool story, vinyl doing well in the great state of delaware!

A revival of vinyl at new Lansdowne business


Genesis’ Debut Single Sells for $3,850

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: In 1963, I bought a 45 titled "Dance, Romeo, Dance," by an unknown group called the Romeos. It is somewhat like the style of music the Drifters did at the time.

I heard it a few times on the radio that summer, and though it was soon gone, I still have my copy.

Backed with "A Lucky Guy," it is on the Vee-Jay label (VJ-494).

Flash forward 50 years, and I was scanning the Vee-Jay discography on, when I spotted release number 494 with the same two sides, but credited to the King-Pins.

Is this a mistake, or did Vee-Jay really change the name of the group? I know this can happen when somebody uses a name that someone else claims to own.
—Raymond Belker, Evansville, Ind.

DEAR RAYMOND: Global Dog is not mistaken, merely incomplete.

Vee-Jay did indeed issue the exact same recordings on both sides, using the same selection and identification numbers along with identical songwriting and production credits. Only the group name changed, not just twice but three times! They went from the King-Pins, to the Romeos, to the Winners.

Without any explanation to the media or the trades, Vee-Jay pressed this record three separate times, one right after the other, each time with a different group shown on the label.

The rarity and value factor matches that same order: King-Pins ($40), to the Romeos ($50), to the Winners ($65).

Not that another version was needed that year, but Alan Lorber, the arranger and conductor of the Vee-Jay 494 sessions, recorded an instrumental version (Kapp 523) of "Dance Romeo Dance" (without commas), creating a fourth possibility for those who want to "collect 'em all!"

A somewhat similar situation happened with "Memory Lane," first issued by the Stereos (1959), then by the Tams (1959), then again by the Tams (1963), and finally by the Hippies (1963) — and they're all the exact same recording.

DEAR JERRY: Last year, for the first time, I heard "Curtain Time" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and I had to have it. I found it on the 1957 Columbia LP, "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A.," and for $50 it was mine. Is that a fair price?

The record shop manager said this was Brubeck's first album on the Billboard chart, which kind of surprised me since he started recording several years earlier.

How many albums did Dave and his group make before finally making the best-seller list?
—Bruce Welk, Salem, Ore.

DEAR BRUCE: You don't indicate the condition of "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A.," but if it is even close to near-mint you did not overpay.

The answer to your second question comes with some fine-print, so let's get that out of the way.

Not until March 1967 did Billboard publish a separate chart for jazz albums. Coincidentally, ranked at No. 20 on that debut list of the 20 "Best Selling Jazz LPs" is "Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits."

In earlier years, including when "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A.," came out, jazz albums had to compete with ones by the top pop and rock performers, as well as the wildly popular original cast and soundtrack LPs.

Making the going even rougher for other formats is that the chart at that time listed the Top 15, plus four "Pop Albums Coming Up Strong." The latter list is similar to the Bubbling Under section for singles knocking at the door of the Hot 100, that began about two years later.

In the July 8, 1957 issue, "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A." was in the Coming Up Strong group rather than the Top 15, putting it somewhere between 16 and 19. The following week, the quartet — Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (sax); Norman Bates (bass) Joe Morelllo (drums) — and "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A." simply disappeared.

Among the stars with a tight grip on the Top 15 that week are: Harry Belafonte; Pat Boone; Nat King Cole; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Elvis Presley; Tommy Sands; and Frank Sinatra. Joining them are albums of successful show tunes from "Around the World in 80 Days"; "My Fair Lady"; and "The King and I."

Before "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A." (Columbia 984), Dave and the gang had 21 LPs on Fantasy (1951-1957) and seven for Columbia (1954-1957).

Over the next 10 years, in addition to adding more specialty surveys, the total number of chart spots for LPs gradually increased to 200, providing a more level playing field.

IZ ZAT SO? "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A." may not have gone platinum or gold, like "Time Out Featuring Take Five" and "Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits," but its catchy title made enough of an impression to inspire three more LPs in the series: 1958: "Jazz Impressions of Eurasia" (Columbia 8058); 1964: "Jazz Impressions of Japan" (Columbia 9012); and 1965: "Jazz Impressions of New York" (Columbia 9075).

Again, another opportunity to to "collect 'em all!"

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

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