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Best happy hour in recent memory: Spending the first few minutes of my Friday night purchasing records at Red Onion. What did I buy? The Flaming LipsEmbryonic LP (colored vinyl) and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks‘ debut LP on the local Underwater Peoples label [you can listen to an officially leaked Bleeker track here]. Both are more than worth your time and money. Besides, Underwater Peoples deserves your respect. I can’t think of a better local label at the moment.

Other new LPs at the shop include the new Sex Workers album, the Ghana Special box (amazing), some krautrock reissus, and the stunning, thumping Pyramids reissues (containing some of the best outsider soul-jazz freakouts ever made).

Used vinyl list after the jump.


leonard cohen: songs of
blind faith: self-titled (band cover)
rolling stones: between the buttons (later pressing)
them: the collection (2LP)
ruthann friedman: constant companion
go-betweens: 16 lovers lane
nico: drama of exile
novalis: wer schmetterlinge lachen hort (sky records)
ramses: light fantastic (sky records)
renaissance: illusion (w. keith relf)
bruce springsteen: greetings from asbury park
paul simon: rhythm of the saints
pacheco & alexander: self-titled
noah: peaceman’s farm
flying island: self-titled
dusty chaps: domino joe
dd smash: the optimist
skeletal family: futile combat
pierce turner: the sky and the ground
mandalaband: self-titled
bruce mann: the ormstown fair affair
pete kennedy: bound for glory
elliott murphy: affairs
l.a. express: shadow play (joni mitchell’s backing band, on brother records)
judy & david: friends
sudden sway: ’76 kids forever
yukihiro takahashi: wild & moody (YMO & sadistic mika band)
23 skinner: stretchheads 12″ (blast first, 23 skidoo related??)
jeff thornley: locked inside
howdy moon: self-titled (lowell george)
matthew herbert big band: goodbye swingtime
jennifer o’connor: over the mountain, across the valler and back to the stars
tommy roe: it’s now winters day (c. boettcher, perfect wintertime album)
pezband: laughing in the dark
ohio express: self-titled
kenny o’dell: beautiful people (sunshine pop on white whale)
crackpot: the wrong party
vitapup: an hour with… (candy-ass records)
three johns: never and always 12″ (adrian sherwood)
three johns: brainbox 12″
telex: neurovision
trio: trio and error
slow children: self-titled (w. spring in fialta)
sonny & cher and friends: baby don’t go (with the blendells)
kimberley rew: the bible of bob (w. soft boys, dbs, waves)
darkel: self-titled (jb dunckel of air)
apple pie motherhood band: self-titled
elo: out of the blue
holy cow: suggested reading/apocolypse wow
nazz: III (rhino pressing)
jimi hendrix: my best friend (german bootleg)
jimi hendrix: welcom home (german bootleg)
jimi hendrix: early (live from ’65)
material: american songs
steve howe: self-titled
brian auger’s oblivion express: self-titled
brian auger’s oblivion express: reinforcements
brian auger’s oblivion express: live oblivion vol. 2
dan hicks: it happened one bite (music from an unreleased ralph bakshi film)
masha qrella: unsolved remained
the third eye foundation: little lost soul
david santo: silver currents

herbie hancock: the prisoner (liberty pressing)
ivan boogallo jones: snake rhythm rock (prestige, WLP)
johnny hammond: storm warning
dexter gordon: one flight up (70’s pressing)
art pepper: omega man
world saxophone quartet: rhythm & blues
world saxophone quartet: dances & ballads
freddie hubbard: ready for freddie (liberty pressing)
ornette coleman: crisis (impulse)
ornette coleman: dancing in your head
lucky thompson: i offer you
neal creque: creque (cobblestone)
ramsey lewis trio: upendo ni pamoja
mahavishnu orchestra: birds of fire
airto: i’m fine how are you?
pete jolly: give a damn
stanley turrentine: nightwings
paul horn: inside II (he plays flute to a killer whale!)
chuck mangione quartet: self-titled
cannonball adderley: the price you got to pay to be free
joe castro: groove funk soul (mono, atlantic black label)
henry threadgill sextet: you know the number
sil austin: sil and the silver screen

moe koffman: moe’s curried soul
mandrill: just outside
mandrill: solid
andy bey: experience and judgement
dramatics: dramatically yours
harvey mason: marchin’
aretha franklin: live at the fillmore east
delegation: promise of love
various artists: new orleans ladies
marvin gaye: i want you
quazar: self-titled
willie mitchell: hold it!!!
nino tempo & 5th avenue band: come up and see…
lenny white: astral pirates
bloodstone: unreal
temptations: in a mellow mood
stevie wonder: music of my mind
minne riperton: young willing and able/stick together 12″
roy ayers: running away promo 12″
war: all day music
brick: dusic/fun 12″
kelly marie: run to me 12″ (vanguard)
marvin hamlisch: bond ’77/james bond theme 12″
pete brown: do you wanna get funky with me 12″
lowrell: overdose of love/smooth and wild 12″ (avi)
earthquire: self-titled (natural resources)
dennis coffey: back home
space: magic fly
don armando’s 2nd ave. rhumba band: self-titled
apollonia 6: self-titled (with poster!)
bt express: greatest hits
instant funk: self-titled
instant funk: looks so fine
various artists: steppin’ out (chakachas, bionic boogie, roy ayers, fatback band, trax…)
nikki giovanni: the way i feel
john valenti: anything you want
funk factory: self-titled
meters: cissy strut (super nice copy)
mike nock: magic mansions

joao gilberto: brazil’s brilliant… (capitol rainbow)
egberto gismonti & academia de dancas: sanfona
mireille mathieu: self-titled
missa luba: a mass sung in pure congolese style (i love this album)
bob marley & the wailers: legend
luis bonfa: jucaranda
ken boothe: let’s get it on

male/female vocalists:
claudine longet: we’ve only just begun
ray charles: invites you to listen
ray charles: a man and his soul (2LP)
sammy davis and sam butera & the witnesses: when the feeling hits you!
frank sinatra & duke ellington: francis a. & edward k. (3 color label)
bonnie koloc: you’re gonna love yourself in the morning

cleanliness and godliness skiffle band: greatest hits (vanguard)
william ackerman: turtle’s navel
hank williams jr. (golden archive series)
don nix: hobos, heroes and street corner clowns
bb king: better than ever

the unknown quatity: self-titled
spirit in the flesh: self-titled
lorraine louvat: love is a magic feeling
lorraine louvat: i could have been a bumblebee
blue aquarius: self-titled (sealed)

henry brant: kingdom come
george crumb: ancient voices of children
william bolcom/william albright: new music for organ
milton babbitt/mel powell: a solo requiem/haiku settings

how to plan the perfect dinner party
here history began (son et lumiere pyramids and sphinx)
neighborhood rhythms (2LP spoken word/soundscapes with rollins/mike watt/exene/jeffrey lee pierce/kid congo/kim fowley…)