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Oh, it’s time to get out your X-Mas LPs. Two nights ago, Mingering Mike was having me track down “White Christmas” by the Drifters and a sweet James Brown yuletide favorite. Thank G-d for iTunes as the Drifters track was AWOL on Amazon. And thank G-d for Red Onion, the record shop just got in a batch of X-Mas favorites from the Beach Boys, Ernest Tubb, and Lou Rawls. Not to mention the Charlie Brown Christmas LP that everyone must listen to. If that’s not your bag, he’s got a special sale on most Numero LPs which make great gifts! And of course, tons more new arrivals:

ROCK:

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND: LIVE/1975-85 (SEALED BOX SET)

THE DOORS: WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLD MINE

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND: SELF-TITLED (1972)

SWAMP WATER: SELF-TITLED (1972, LINDA RONSTADT’S BACKING BAND)

BOB DYLAN: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ (MONO, WITH INSERT)

BOB DYLAN: HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED (70’S STEREO PRESSING)

BOB DYLAN: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ (70’S STEREO PRESSING)

BOB DYLAN: JOHN WESLEY HARDING (2 EYE, 360 STEREO PRESSING)

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: AT FILLMORE EAST (FIRST PRESSING PINK LABEL CAPRICORN)

FOOD: FOREVER IS A DREAM (REISSUE OF THIS AMAZING PSYCH ALBUM)

TRAFFIC: THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS

PEARL JAM: VS. (I THINK THAT’S WHAT IT’S CALLED, THE ONE WITH THE SHEEP ON THE COVER)

BUDDY HOLLY: THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS

JOHN MAYALL: BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON

THE JAMES GANG: YER ALBUM (SUPER CLEAN COPY OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM)

FANNY HILL: SELF-TITLED

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: COLLECTED WORKS (SEALED 5 LP BOX SET)

THE YOUNG RASCALS: SELF-TITLED (SUPER CLEAN MONO PRESSING)

JIMI HENDRIX: NINE TO THE UNIVERSE

JIMI HENDRIX: ROOTS OF HENDRIX

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ELECTRIC LADYLAND

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE

NEIL YOUNG: OLD WAYS

BEACON STREET UNION: EYES OF THE BEACON STREET UNION (BOSTON PSYCH)

THE SAVAGE YOUNG BEATLES: THIS IS THE… (RARE EARLY BEATLES RECORD ON SAVAGE, WITH PETE BEST, BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS RARE LP)

THE BEATLES: LET IT BE (RED APPLE LABEL)

THE BEATLES: REVOLVER

THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPERS…

TRAVELING WILBURYS: VOLUME ONE (SEALED ORIGINAL)

THE WHO: TOMMY AS PERFORMED BY THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PINK FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD (COMPLETE WITH 2 POSTERS AND 2 STICKERS)

SNAFU: SELF-TITLED

J.D. BLACKFOOT: THE ULTIMATE PROPHECY (REISSUE)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: IN THE BEGINNING (STEREO PRESSING OF THIS HARD TO FIND EARLY LP)

JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO: HEART PLAY

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS (360 STEREO PRESSING)

THE HOMBRES: LET IT ALL HANG OUT (VERVE FORECAST)

JEFFERSON AIPLANE: AFTER BATHING AT BAXTER’S (STEREO, BLACK LABEL WITH DOG AT TOP, BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS CLASSIC)

NEW ORDER: BROTHERHOOD

B-52’s: SELF-TITLED

WILD SWANS: PEEL SESSIONS

MODERN ENGLISH: MESH & LACE (THIER FIRST ALBUM, KINDA SOUNDS LIKE JOY DIVISION)

STANTON MIRANDA: WHEELS OVER INDIAN TRAILS (FACTORY BENELUX)

TOM TOM CLUB: GENIUS OF LOVE 12″ (PICTURE SLEEVE, LONG VERSION)

KLAUS NOMI: ICUROK/SIMPLE MAN 12″

GANG OF FOUR: AT THE PALACE (LIVE LP)

VOICE FARM: SELF-TITLED (SAN FRANCISCO POST PUNK)

MX-80 SOUND: HARD ATTACK

MX-80 SOUND: CROWD CONTROL

STINKY TOYS: SELF-TITLED (RARE FRENCH POST-PUNK)

THE REPLACEMENTS: SORRY MA, FORGOT TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH (TWIN-TONE)

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: INFLAMMABLE MATERIAL (ROUGH TRADE)

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: NOBODY’S HEROES (UK PRESSING)

MISSION OF BURMA: SIGNALS, CALLS, AND MARCHES (ORIGINAL ON ACE OF HEARTS)

FEAR: THE RECORD (ORIGINAL ON SLASH RECORDS)

INTO ANOTHER: CREEPY EEPY

VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE PEOPLE’S RECORD (WARNER BROTHERS COMP FROM 1976)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (WARNER BROTHERS COMP FROM 1972)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: APPETIZERS (WARNER BROTHERS COMP FROM 1973)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: I DIDN’T KNOW THEY STILL MADE RECORDS LIKE THIS (WARNER BROTHERS COMP FROM 1975)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE FORCE (WARNER BROTHERS COMP FROM 1974)

JAZZ:

PAUL BLEY/GARY PEACOCK/BARRY ALTSCHUL: JAPAN SUITE

DUKE ELLINGTON: THE WORLD OF… VOLUME 2 (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

CHICO HAMILTON: THE DEALER (IMPULSE RECORDS, WITH LARRY CORYELL & ARCHIE SHEPP)

CHARLIE BYRD: MORE BRAZILIAN BYRD

PAUL HORN: IN INDIA (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL, BLUE NOTE RE-ISSUE SERIES)

THELONIOUS MONK: WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD MONK (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

BILLIE HOLIDAY: GOD BLESS THE CHILD (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: BLACK GIANTS (COLUMBIA COMP. 2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

STANLEY TURRENTINE: SALT SONG (SEALED ORIGINAL)

STANLEY TURRENTINE: DON’T MESS WITH MISTER T. (SEALED ORIGINAL)

STANLEY TURRENTINE: THE BADDEST TURRENTINE (SEALED ORIGINAL)

JOHN COLTRANE: THE GENTLE SIDE OF… (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

JOHN COLTRANE: THE BEST OF… HIS GREATEST YEARS (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

JOHN COLTRANE: THE BEST OF… HIS GREATEST YEARS, VOLUME 2 (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

JOHN COLTRANE: THE ART OF… THE ATLANTIC YEARS (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE ATLANTIC FAMILY AT MONTREUX (WITH PASSPORT, HERBIE MANN, DON ELLIS…)

ARCHIE SHEPP: CRY OF MY PEOPLE (IMPULSE RECORDS, 1973)

JOHNNY GRIFFIN/JOHN COLTRANE/HANK MOBLEY: BLOWIN’ SESSIONS (BLUE NOTE RE-ISSUE SERIES)

LEE MORGAN: SELF-TITLED (2LP SET ON GNP/CRESCENDO, EARLY 60’s SESSIONS)

JOHNNY “HAMMOND” SMITH: STIMULATION (WITH FREDDIE McCOY, PRESTIGE BLUE LABEL, STEREO)

GABOR SZABO: HIGH CONTRAST (WITH BOBBY WOMACK, BLUE THUMB RECORDS)

GENE AMMONS: MY WAY (WITH IDRIS MUHAMMAD, PRESTIGE RECORDS

LUCKY THOMPSON: ILLUMINATIONS (2LP ON GROOVE MERCHANT, 1974)

MICHEL LEGRAND: LIVE AT JIMMY’S (FUNKY SET FROM 1975)

LEE KONITZ QUINTET: PEACEMEAL (MILESTONE RECORDS, 1969)

FUNK/SOUL/DISCO:

KONK: YOUR LIFE 12″

LAID BACK: KEEP SMILING (WITH WHITE HORSE)

EARL GRANT: SELF-TITLED (DECCA)

NORMAN CONNORS: ROMANTIC JOURNEY

THE PERSUASIONS: ACAPPELLA (STRAIGHT RECORDS, VG)

SARAH: VAUGHAN: A TIME IN MY LIFE (MAINSTREAM RECORDS)

VARIOUS ARTISTS: STARS OF THE APOLLO THEATRE (SEALED ORIGINAL)

ZULEMA: MS. Z

NINA SIMONE: BEST OF (PHILIPS RECORDS)

JAMES BROWN: SOUL SYNDROME (SEALED ORIGINAL)

FUNKADELIC: STANDING ON THE VERGE OF GETTING IT ON

BLUES:

WILLIE DIXON & MEMPHIS SLIM: WILLIE’S BLUES (SEALED OBC PRESSING)

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON: KING OF THE COUNTRY BLUES (2LP YAZOO COMPILATION)

SUNNYLAND SLIM: SLIM’S GOT HIS THING GOIN’ ON

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN: 15 HITS (KING RECORDS)

WILLIE DIXON: PEACE?

LIL GREEN: ROMANCE IN THE DARK

FOLK/COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS:

JOHNNY CASH: THE HOLY LAND (WITH 3-D COVER)

JERRY JEFF WALKER: DRIFTIN’ WAY OF LIFE (VANGUARD RECORDS)

VASSAR CLEMENTS: SELF-TITLED

DOC WATSON: GOOD DEAL!

DOC WATSON & SON: SELF-TITLED

RICHARD & MIMI FARINA: THE BEST OF (2LP SEALED ORIGINAL ON VANGUARD RECORDS)

OLA BELLE REED: SELF-TITLED (VANGUARD RECORDS, 1972)

LINDA COHEN: LAKE OF LIGHT (CREEPY FOLK WITH ELECTRONIC EFFECTS)

KENNETH THREADGILL: YESTERDAY & TODAY (PSG RECORDS, THE FATHER OF AUSTIN COUNTRY MUSIC)

KITTY WELLS: SELF-TITLED

MIKE ENIS AND COMPANY: POPULAR DANCE MUSIC OF THE INDIANS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA

BERT JANSCH: CONUNDRUM

MIKE AULDRIDGE: BLUES AND BLUE GRASS (TAKOMA RECORDS, W. VASSAR CLEMENTS, LINDA RONSTADT…)

THE ORIGINAL CARTER FAMILY: MY OLD COUNTRY HOME (SEALED)

AVANT GARDE/CLASSICAL:

ERNESTO BITTETI: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOR GUITAR (SEALED ORIGINAL)

ALDO CICCOLINI: PIANO MUSIC OF ERIC SATIE VOL. 6 (SEALED ORIGINAL) EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO HEAD ON THE MOOG

ERIK SATIE: MURCURE & SOCRATE

NEW MUSIC OF CHARLES IVES (SEALED ORIGINAL)

GLENN GOULD: COMPLETE MOZART PIANO SONATAS VOL. 5 (WLP)

LUKAS FOSS: ECHOI/TIME CYCLE

INTERNATIONAL:

VARIOUS ARTISTS: LUPICINO (SONGS OF LUPICINO RODRIGUES BY CAETANO VELOSO, GAL COSTA AND OTHERS)

CHICO BUARQUE & MARIA BETHANIA: AO VIVO

BURNING SPEAR: MAN IN THE HILLS

JABULA: SELF-TITLED (AFRICAN)

SOUNDTRACKS:

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (SEALED APPLE ORIGINAL, WITH BADFINGER)

GREAT SCIENCE FICTION FILM MUSIC (JAPANESE COMP.)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY VOLUME 2 (SEALED ORIGINAL)

GET YOURSELF A COLLEGE GIRL (SONGS BY THE ANIMALS, STANDELLS, STAN GETZ/ASTRUD GILBERTO, JIMMY SMITH…)

MARAT SADE (MUSIC BY RICHARD PEASLEE)

CHRISTMAS:

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO: SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO: MORE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

MERRY CAJUN CHRISTMAS

VINCE GUARALDI: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (ORIGINAL COVER)

ERNEST TUBB AND HIS TEXAS TROUBADOURS: BLUE CHRISTMAS (SEALED)

LOU RAWLS: MERRY CHRISTMAS HO! HO! HO! (PRODUCED BY DAVID AXELROD)

THE BEACH BOYS: CHRISTMAS ALBUM