New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! It’s another week at our record store and we are still trying our darndest to keep those shelves replenished after a successful Record Store Day a little over a week ago now! It doesn’t seem like anybody has stopped buying records after Record Store Day is over! Our store is open here downtown every day from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm, and so is our arcade. We try to have fun over here. Below is a list of just some of what’s new in this week. Check out our discogs page if you want.

New LPs
AFI – Bodies
Andre & Josi – Amandla
Buddy Guy – Stone Crazy!
CAN – CAN
CH3 – Fear Of Life
Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
Dolly Parton – Early Dolly
The Gun Club – Fire Of Love
Inglorious Basterds Original Soundtrack
Iron Maiden – Final Frontier
The Jesus And Mary Chain – The Pocket Gods
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Demos Vols. 1 & 2
Little Miss Sunshine – Original Sountrack
Mass Arrest – Power
Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey, My My: 1989 Rare Tracks
Nirvana – Happy Halloween: Live At The Paramount
Overkill – Feel The Fire
Paul McCartney – McCartney III Imagined
Pig Heart Transplant – For Mass Consumption
Rakta – Falha Comum
Rashomon – Pathogen X
Rodrigo Amarante – Drama
Sparks – A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
Steely & Clevie – Frighten Friday
Sufjan Stevens – Planetarium
Sun Ra – Angels And Demons At Play
Taylor Swift – Folklore
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Layla
Them – Time Out! Time In For Them
Tyler Childers – Country Squire
Various – Brown Acid: The Eighth Trip
Various – Ghetto Hot Again

Used LPs
Al Caiola – Soft Guitars
Al Di Meola – Casino
Alcatrazz – Dangerous Games
Alfred Apaka – The Best Of
Alvin Lee – Pump Iron!
America – Hat Trick
Barefoot Jerry – You Can’t Get Off With Your Shoes On
The Beatles – Hey Jude
Bessie Smith – The Empress
Boots Randolph – Hip Boots!
Canned Heat – Historical Figures And Ancient Heads
Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home
Crystal Gayle – The Best of Crystal Gayle
Earl Doud – The First Family Rides Again
Earth Girls – Wanderlust
Dave Gardner – It Don’t Make No Difference
Dino – A Christmas Gift Of Love
Dixie Dregs – Dregs Of The Earth
Elvin Bishop – Let It Flow
Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Black President
Ferrante & Teicher – Star Wars
Frankie Carle – Frankie Carle’s Finest
Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart – Bongo Furry
Gene Autry – Back In The Saddle Again
Glen Campbell – Christmas With
Gloria Loring – Gloria Loring
Goose Creek Symphony – Welcome To Goose Creek
Grateful Dead – In The Dark
Hank Williams – The Spirit of Hank Williams
Harry Nilsson – Sandman
Head East – Choice of Weapons
James Galway – The Four Seasons
Joan Armatrading – Me Myself I
Joan Baez – The Best Of Joan Baez
Joe Cocker – Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits
John Gary – A Heart Filled With Song
John Hartford – Aereo-Plain
Johnny Paycheck – Greatest Hits, Volume II
Lani Hall – Sun Down Lady
Larry Coryell – The Lion And The Ram
Leon Redbone – On The Track
Lionel Hampton With Dexter Gordon – Who’s Who In Jazz
Lou Reed – Sally Can’t Dance
Luciano Pavarotti – The Great Pavarotti
Luka Bloom – Riverside
Mac Davis – Til I Made It With You
Melissa Manchester – Home To Myself
Majorie Meinert – Hi-Fi And Mighty
Mantovani – Music From The Films
Norma Jean – Norma Jean
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days
Perverts Again – Our Big Party
Red Rider – Breaking Curfew
Redd Foxx – The Best of Redd Foxx
REO Speed Wagon – This Time We Mean It
The Residents – Residue Of The Residents
Robert Hunter – Tiger Rose
Robert Plant – Pictures At Eleven
Sonic Avenues – Disconnector
Spyro Gyra – City Kids
Tangerine Dream – Exit
Tommy Tutone – Tommy Tutone
Triumph – Just A Game
Urban Verbs – Urban Verbs
Van Cliburn – My Favorite Chopin
Various – The Motown Sound Vol. 5
Various – Typical Girls
Vern Gosdin – Never My Love
Waylon Jennings – Are You Ready For The Country
The Who – Tommy
The Who – The Kids Are Alright

12” Singles
Blaxk Widow – Crazy Taxes
Do Or Die – Already Know
Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat
The Liks – Best U Can
Modern English – Life’s Rich Tapestry

July Issue Of Activator Magazine Available Now

We are now halfway through July and what do you know it looks like we have plenty of copies of the new Activator Magazine stocked on our front counter! This is a very busy month for Activator with the release of the full-color and very nicely done Black Artists Matter issue that we still have plenty of copies of as well.

One the cover of this month’s issue is Decatur Illinois native A.D. Carson also known as “The Professor of Hip Hop.” There is a pretty lengthy interview with him, as well as the usual album reviews for bands in our area and more, also the live music show calendar is making a bit of a return with Activator’s “Best Best” – their top picks for live music this month. There’s a show write-up for the Intricate Flow Fridays Juneteenth Show, an interview with Springfield rock group Enamel, an interview with Splendid Flunkys, Dexter Anodyne, a photospread of bands playing in a tunnel, the Levitt AMP Music Series, and the “Dumb Perspective” column is back where Brian Galecki gives a history of ska bands in Springfield.

Wow! You can pick up all of that in this latest issue of Activator for free here at Dumb Records and various other local spots around Central Illinois. Be sure to check out the Activator Patreon Page online as well to become a monthly donor for exclusive content!

Levitt AMP Music Series Tonight: Gizzae, Loud Cloud (Reggae)

It’s Thursday! That means it’s another Levitt show out on the y-block just through the alley-way from us. This is show number 7 in the 10-part weekly free music series going on here downtown on the y-block (on 4th and Capitol) thanks to our city getting a grant through the Levitt Foundation.

Tonight is the reggae night of the series! The headlining act is Gizzae – which are a group which formed out of the ashes of Ziggy Marley’s backing band “Dallol” in the 1990’s! Neato! They are based out of the Chicago area and they have been a band for 35 years at this point. Opening things up is Loud Clouds from our area.

All of that sounds like a pretty fun time to us! That kicks off out on the lawn at 6:00 pm. Check out the schedule for the remaining shows in the Levitt series on the Levitt website right here.

August 14th at Dumb Records: Bottom Bracket, Attic Salt, Tilt Warning

We’ve now already announced one show happening in August (August 16th)… and here is another one, happening on Saturday, August 14th here at Dumb Records downtown. Those two shows will be our first shows back in this new era – and also our first time having full bands perform on our stage that was built close to a year and a half ago.

This one is just a nice and sweet three band lineup. We have Springfield emo / indie act Bottom Bracket at the top of the bill. The band released their album I Don’t Care Enough To Stay last year, which you can stream on the player below. Another band that released a killer album last year – Attic Salt is also playing. Opening things up is a brand new band called “Tilt Warning” – playing their first show! How fitting!

Oh yeah, and our arcade IS going to be open for these shows we have lined up – all games are set to free play along with show admission. This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out our shows page to look at what we’ve got officially lined up right now!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

It’s another Tuesday here at Dumb Records and we are dumping out more records than ever… you’d think that Record Store Day is already here or something! As you may know, Record Store Day (the second of two “drop dates”) is happening on this Saturday. We will be open at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on that day, but all of the other days right now we are open 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. Our arcade is open that same time. Of course on Saturday we’ll be dropping hundreds of exclusive releases that will be out for Record Store Day, but we also have plenty of other goodies in this week. This list is just some of that!

New LPs
Almost Famous – Music From The Motion Picture
Bastard Squad – The Alexian Sessions
Bastard Squad – Bastard Luck
Ben Folds Five – The Sound of the Life Of The Mind
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – Live At The Cawtown Ballroom 1974
Chevelle – Wonder What’s Next
Clipping – Wriggle
Danny Elfman – Edward Scissorhands Original Soundtrack
D.O.A. – Talk-Action=0
Donnie & Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild
D.R.I. – Crossover
Fleetwood Mac – Recorded For BBC, 1967
Grave Digger – The Grave Digger
Guns N’ Roses – River Plate Stadium 1993
The Heartbreakers – Yonkers Demo 1976
Hüsker Dü – Live At Camden Palace 1985
Iron Bars – Iron Bars
The Jam – This Is The Modern World
The Jazz Messengers – At The Cafe Bohemia
Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Live In Asheville ‘19
Kraftwerk – Live In Koeln Sartory Saal 1975
Lee Moses – Time And Place
Link Wray Link Wray
Lin-Manuel Miranda – In The Heights Soundtrack
Maze – II
Megadeth – New York’s Alright
Mighty Baby – Mighty Baby
The Mind – Open Up The Window And Leave Your Boady
Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness
The Muffs – The Muffs
Muse – Origin of Symmetry
Nirvana – Live At The Pier 48, 1993
Nirvana – The Tripple J Broadcast
Rob Zombie – Halloween II Soundtrack
Roky Erickson – The Evil One
Sepultura – Caslemaniafest Live At Donington 1994
Shaved Women – Just Death
Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
Space Jam – Original Soundtrack
Sunn O))) – Kannon
Various – Brown Acid: The Fourth Trip
Various – Siler Girls & Indian Pipes
The Velvet Underground – The Boston Tea Party 1969
Wilco – A.M.
Willie Nelson – Spirit

Used LPs
Mr. Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore
Al Stewart – The Early Years
The American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
Barbi Benton – Barbi Benton
Black Oak Arkansas – Early Times
Bob James – Rameau
Boomtown Rats – In The Long Grass
Bon Jovi – 7800º Fahrenheight
Brook Benton – Bakin’ Love Is Good For You
Buck Owens – Dust On Mother’s Bible
The Cars – Panorama
Celeste Legaspi – Ako At Si Celeste
Charlie Barnet – Volume I
Charlie Parker / Miles Davis – Bird & Miles
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz: Red Hot And Cool
David Carroll – Dancer’s Delight
David Sanborn – Hideaway
Dinah Washington – I Don’t Hurt Anymore
Dokken – Tooth And Nail
The Doobie Brothers – Stampede
Donna Summer – Greatest Hits
Donovan – In Concert
Donovan – Donovan P. Leitch
Eubie Blake – And His Friends
Fleetwood Mac – Vintage Years
Four Tops – Anthology
Frances Faye – Caught In The Act
Frances Faye – Relaxin’ With Frances Faye
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – What’s Next
Fred Burton – Honky Tonk Percussion
Gladys Knight & The Pips – 2nd Anniversary
Hall & Oates – Live At The Apollo
Hot Tuna – Burgers
Jimi Hendrix – In Concert
John Barry – Midnight Cowboy
John Coltrane – Coltrane’s Sound
The Kinks – The Live Kinks
Lake – Lake
The Lettermen – For Christmas This Year
Les Brown – The Best of Les Brown
Lita Ford – Dancin’ On The Edge
Living Guitars – Finger Lickin’ Pickin’
The Living Series – A Salute To The Tijuana Brass
Men Without Hats – Folk Of The 80’s (Part III)
Nazareth – Snaz
Pat Travers Band – Crash And Burn
Paul Butterfield – Put It In Your Ear
Paul Butterfield – North South
Rita Coolidge – Fall Into Spring
Ronco Records – Star Trackin’ 76
The Rutles – The Rutles
The Shirelles – The Very Best Of
Siegel-Schwall – The Best of Siegel-Schwall
Stanley Clarke – School Days
Sylvia – Snapshot
Third World – All The Way Strong
Valerie Carter – Just A Stone’s Throw Away
Various – The Best of ‘66
Various – Let’s Twist
Various – We Wish You The Merriest
Various – Stone Love Dancehall Volume 2
The Yardbirds – Remember… The Yardbirds

12” Singles
David Sanborn – Tintin
Mariah Carey – Someday

Black Artists Matter Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now

We’re only a couple of days in and already just about need to be re-stocked with this issue, but this is a post to let you know that we do have the most recent “Black Artists Matter” issue of Activator Magazine. This is the second year that Activator has compiled this local zine full of art, poetry, interviews, and more featuring black artists in the area. It’s in full color too, they’ve really gone all out this time around.

In addition to this – the July issue of Activator is also on the way! AND Activator hooked us up with printed out “Live Music Calendars” for the month of July! They are amazing! Consider going and signing up to become a donor for their online Patreon page! We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we have the July issue in stock.

Levitt AMP Music Series Tonight: Tito Puente Jr., Cuarteto Bendito (Latin/Dance)

Let’s boogie! It’s a Thursday and it’s latin dance night at the Levitt AMP Music Series here downtown! This is show number 6 in the 10-part weekly free music series going on here downtown on the y-block (on 4th and Capitol) thanks to our city getting a grant through the Levitt Foundation.

Tonight’s headlining act is: Tito Puedo, Jr. – a latin jazz musician and also son of legendary timbale player Tio Puedo. Before Tito goes on at 7:00 pm though – there is going to be a dance lesson on stage by Julio Barrenzuela! And before that at 6:00 pm the opening act is
Cuarteto Bendito – a newly formed trio from here in Springfield specializing in Latin Jazz.

All of that sounds like a pretty fun time to us! That kicks off out on the lawn at 6:00 pm. Check out the schedule for the remaining shows in the Levitt series on the Levitt website right here.

Record Store Day Drop #2 10 Days Away, Limited Run Shirts For First 50 People In Line

Record Store Day (the second of two “drop dates” this summer) is just ten days away on Saturday, July 17th, and we are having some fun with this one. We had mentioned in our original post that the first 50 people in line would get a free exclusive t-shirt. Today we are back with photos of those shirts. There it is pictured above. If you want one you better get in line early for when we open at 8:00 am on that day.

Is there a way for any out-of-towners or people unable to make it to Record Store Day to get these shirts? No, there’s not. These are limited run, exclusive shirts. They are very special.

You can find a facebook event with more info on Record Store Day Drop #2 right here. Also check out the Record Store Day website right here for the full list of all of the exclusive releases coming out for that day right here. In addition to the exclusives we will be holding a 10% sale on our whole store other than exclusive RSD releases, half off dollar records, live music, and free coffee!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

It’s another tornado drill Tuesday… and today the tornado drill got to you before we could deliver the list to you here of this week’s records… oh well. This week just like every week we have a fresh stack of new and used LPs, 12″ singles (we also put out CDs and cassettes on to the shelves but we stopped listing those for now). Our store is open every day from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm. Don’t forget Record Store Day 2021 Drop #2 is coming up in just about 10 days on Saturday, July 17th!

New LPs
Angel Olsen – Phases
Aphex Twin – Cheetah
Getting The Fear – Death Is Bigger
Dinosaur Jr. – Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not
Institute – Re-Adjusting The Locks
The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Jess Joy – Patreearchy
John Carpenter – Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Kaina – Next To The Sun
Kanye West – Jesus Is King
Kishi Bashi – Emigrant EP
Maserati – Maserati VII
Modest Mouse – No One’s First, And You’re Next
Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia
The Mothers of Invention – Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me
OXY – Along Alo: 1981-1989
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pharmakon – Devour
Ramones – It’s Alive
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down
Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio
Travis Scott – Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight
Various – Strum & Thrum
Walt Disney – Music From Sleeping Beauty
Walt Disney – Tarzan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Yoko Ono – Feeling The Space
Yoko Ono – Fly

Used LPs
Al Martino – This Is Love
Barrett Deems And The Hottet – Deemus
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough
Basil Valdez – Basil
Billie Holiday – Lady Day
Bobby Vinton – All-Time Greatest Hits
Carman – The Champion
Cedar Walton Quartet – First Set
Cher – Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
Chiliwack – Opus X
Claude Thornhill – The Uncollected 1947
David Frizzell & Shelly West – Carryin’ On The Family Names
Don Williams – Country Boy
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Eagles – Hotel California
Electric Light Orchestra – Time
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol. 2
James Galway – The Magic Flute of James Galway
Ferante & Teicher – You Light Up My Life
Freddy Fender – If You Don’t Love Me
George Strait – If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin’
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Live
Glenn Yarbrough – The Lonely Things
Grace Slick – Software
Guy & Ralna – Love Songs
Hannibal Marvin Peterson – Naima
Hank Williams – On Stage Recorded Live
Head East – Gettin’ Lucky
Horrible Things – Everybody Else
Ipi ’N Tombia – The Warrior
Ivan Moravec – Chopin 24 Preludes
James Last – Music From Across The Way
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
Jerry White – Honky Tonkin’
Jimmy Dorsey – So Rare
Johnny Mathis – I’ll Search My Heart
Johnny Rodriguez – My Third Album
Julian Bream – The Art of Julian Bream
Lady Flash – Beauties In The Night
Leftover Crack – Constructs Of The State
Leon Patillo – The Sky’s The Limit
Martha Reeves – Gotta Keep Moving
Melissa Manchester – For The Working Girl
Mike Reno And Moxy – Thinking About You
The Mike Theodore Orchestra – Cosmic Wind
Miles Davis – Tutu
Monty Python’s Flying Circus – Another Monty Python Record
Nancy Sinatra – Sugar
Nazareth – Hot Tracks
New Christy Minstrels – Merry Christmas!
The Night Train Revue –
Oldmate – It Is What It Is
Paul Shaffer – Coast To Coast
Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles – The Very Best of Patti Labelle
Pele – Enemies
Perry Como – So Smooth
Q5 – Steel The Light
Rare Earth – Grand Slam
Rare Earth – Willie Remembers…
Rita Coolidge – It’s Only Love
Roy Orbison – Greatest Hits
Sleepy LaBeef – The Rockabilly Giant
Spooky Tooth – You Broke My Heart
Stormie Omartian – Exercise For Life
Susan Raye – Wheel of Fortune
The Three Degrees – Standing Up For Love
Tubes – The Completion Backward Principle
Various – Country Christmas Vol. 2
Various – Fame: Original Soundtrack
Various – The Winter Scene
Wayne Newton – The Little Drummer Boy
Weird TV – Weird TV

12” Singles
Bits & Pieces – Don’t Stop The Music
Brother And Sister – Midnight Desire
Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers
Frank Hooker – Ooh Sugar Wooga
New Jersey Drive – Soundtrack Sampler
Saint Tropez – Fill My Life With Love
Spinners – Long Live Soul Music
Stephanie Mills – What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’
Sugga & Spice – Boyz Just Wanna Get Skeezed!
Viola Wills – Up On The Roof
Wu-Tang Clan – Rules / In The Hood
8 Ball And MJG – Get Low
8 Ball – Creeses And Pieces