Monday, 21 April 2014

Fred Perry Subcultures: Soul Boys (2012)

Downtown Soulville (10/05/2014)

***NEW*** Charles Bradley - I Hope You Find (The Good Life) - Daptone RSD14 Release

For Record Store Day 2014, Charles Bradley released a new, four-song 12-inch titled "I Hope You Find (The Good Life)." 

The record was produced by Mr. Tom Brenneck and features the Menahan Street Band and the Sha La Das backing up The Screaming Eagle Of Soul. 

It’s limited to 2000 copies only! 


1. “I Hope You Find (The Good Life)” 
2. “I Hope You Find (The Good Life) (instrumental)” 

1. “Electric Victim of Love” 
2. “Electric Victim of Love (Instrumental)”

Jazz & Jive

El Combo De Ayer - Gran Combo's Boogaloo

The Vinyl Factory

The South London Soul Train (03/05/2014)

Last Shop Standing (2012)

Friday, 18 April 2014

Better Days With Special Guest DJ Anne Frankenstein (03/05/2014)

We're really pleased to be able to add a very special guest DJ to the Better Days line up for Saturday 3rd May!

Anne Frankenstein is a longtime record collector with a DJing resume that is longer than my arm. Aside from being part of the Original Dance Music collective who host the fantastic 'Get Rhythm' nights she also regularly plays at several party nights in and around London.

When she's not busy dropping the heat on the dance floor Anne also hosts 'The Honeydripper' radio show on ResonanceFM every Sunday. You can catch her last show below:

Here's 5 of DJ Anne Frankenstein's current top spins: 

 Young Jessie - Mary Lou - Modern Records 

 Jimmy Clark - Tell Her - Moira 

 Cyril Neville - Gossip - Josie Records 

 Sundia - Stand Up And Be A Man - United Records 

 Sugar Billy - Super Duper Love - Fast Track Records 

Jazzman 2014 USA Record Digging Road Trip

Record Store Day 2014 (19/04/2014)

*** NEW*** Eilon Paz - The Dust & Grooves Book: Adventures in Record Collecting

Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records.

Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and vinyl troves.

US Street Date: Record Store Day, April 19, 2014
Worldwide Street Date: Saturday, May 20, 2014

Enter the Dust & Grooves book giveaway here:>

Record Store Day 2014 Preview

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

***NEW*** Lee Fields & The Expressions - Magnolia Video/Single Release

"Magnolia" was shot in an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the hometown of Lee Fields, Plainfield, New Jersey. A quote from Lee Fields himself via his facebook page:

"Is it true: "Artists Are Supposed To Suffer For Art's Sake?" We filmed a video out in the cold on Monday and Tuesday and boy was it cold in New York. Did someone say 'how cold was it?' It was so cold It felt like the family jewels had icicles hanging off of them. It was so cold my buttocks felt like two blocks of ice in my back pockets. On a serious note, I hope you like the video."

"Magnolia" is a beautiful song with mostly uplifiting lyrics about the singer's lover or girlfriend, but there is also a strong air of longing and sadness to the music. The vision for the video came from, Marty Michels, the director of "Magnolia", his concept was to emulate the same sense of feelings with the video that the song has

Pre-order the first 45 off of the new Lee Fields & The Expressions album, "Emma Jean". 

Side A hears the refreshed cover of the JJ Cale track, "Magnolia," that embodies the late, great American singer-songwriter and the Tulsa Sound he helped create. 

While Side B is the 45-only, drummed up version of "Talk To Somebody," a track about impossible relationships with negative people. 

Lee says it best "Why do your hard times, have to be my hard times?"