It’s another week of the lock-down! Horray! Have we all gone completely crazy yet? We have been having a number of people calling us asking if our store is open or if “we are afraid of that coronavirus stuff too.” Well guess what people, it doesn’t matter if you are afraid of a virus or not yourself, we are CLOSED because we HAVE to be for the safety of the WORLD wether you or us or anybody likes it or NOT. Trust us, if we had the power to make this all go away so we could still be open to sell you things to make money to pay our bills then we would. ANYWAYS, there are plenty of new things we are adding to our online Discogs store this week!!! Free shipping to anyone inside of Springfield!!
AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It
Altan – The Red Crow
Ames Brothers – The Best of the Ames
The Black Velvet Band – When Justice Came
Bone of Construction – 48 Points of View
Boys of the Lough – Sweet Rural Shade
Boz Scaggs – Moments
Buck Owens – Under Your Spell Again
Carole King – Touch The Sky
Chet Baker / Les Paul – Chester & Lester
The Chieftains – Chieftains Live
Clannad – -macalla-
Crazy Spirit – Demo LP
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Anthology
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Livetime
Ella Fitzgerald – The Cole Porter Songbook
Gerry Rafferty – Night Owl
Gordon Lightfoot – Cold On The Shoulder
Grover Washington Jr. – Paradise
Helen Reddy – No Way To Treat A Lady
Henry Paul Band – Grey Ghost
James Galway – James Galway’s Christmas Carol
Jerry Lee Lewis – The Very Best Of
Jim Reeves – He’ll Have To Go
Joan Baez – Speaking of Dreams
The Jolly Boys – Pop ’n’ Mento
Judas Priest – Point of Entry
Kate Bush – Never For Ever
Kenny Rogers – Something Inside So Strong
Kim Wilde – Kim Wilde
Krayzie Bone – Get’chu Twisted
Linda Ronstadt – Linda Ronstadt
London Symphony Orchestra – Hooked On Rock Classics
Maynard Ferguson – Maynard Ferguson
Mike Ladd – Activator Cowboy
Modern Life Is War – Fever Hunting
Pablo Cruise – Part of the Game
PM – PM
Redmath – Pray
Rez Band – Hostage
Roy Buchanan – My Babe
Roy Clark – The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark
Runner – Runner
The Searchers – No. 4
The Searchers – It’s The Searchers
Shirelles – The Shirelles
Tony Sheridan – Vol. 1 The Singles 1961-1964
The Unknown – Fall
Various – Celebrate The Sonic Arts
Waves of Grain – The West Was Fun
The Whole Lotta Loves – The Recline & Fall of Rock & Roll
Wings – Wild Life
Carol Williams – Queen of Hearts
CED – Shut The Game Down
Chubb Rock – The Big Man
Do Or Die – Be Alright / U Already Know
King T – Thy Kingdom Come
Kronic – Summertime
The Mercenaries – Yah-ee-yah / Huh, Who, What?
Rhymefest – All Girls Cheat
Rhyme Poetic Mafia – Comin’ Thru Your Neighborhood
Aaron Neville – Warm Your Heart
Al Jarreau – All Fly Home
Al Jarreau – Tomorrow Today
Apollo Four Forty – Gettin’ High On Your Own Supply
Bauhaus – Crackle: The Very Best of Bauhaus
Bird 3 – Bird 3
Blenderhead – Figureheads On The Forefront
Blessid Union – Walking Off The Buzz
Bliss 66 – Trip To The 13th
Bob James – Joy Ride
Boney James – Trust
Brother Cane – Wishpool
Bryan Adams – Reckless
Bryan Adams – You Want It You Got It
Charlie Rich – 16 Biggest Hits
Chicago – Greatest Hits 1982 – 1989
Chicago – Greatest Hits Vol. II
Collin Raye – Direct Hits
The Cure – 3 For One CD Set
George Howard – A Home Far Away
Ian Brown – Golden Greats
Joe Henderson With The Wynton – Four!
Joe Henderson – Joe Henderson In Japan
The Kinks – Face To Face
LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight
LeAnn Rimes – I Need You
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Apocalypse
Massive Attack V Mad Professor – No Protection
Marty Robbins – Marty Robbins’ All-Time Greatest Hits
Mila Mason – The Strong One
Mila Mason – That’s Enough Of That
Neal McCoy – Super Hits
Neal McCoy – Greatest Hits
New Edition – Greatest Hits Volume 1
The Offspring – The Offspring
Quincy Jones – Quincy Jone’s Finest Hour
Rainbow – Long Live Rock ’N’ Roll
Special EFX – Global Village
Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
Thelonious Monk – Epistrophy
Violent Femmes – Why Do Birds Sing?
Warren Hill – Love Songs
X – Live At The Whisky A Go-Go
Yngwie J. Malmsteen – The Best of ’90-‘99
We are trying something new to adapt to these times that we are in. With our physical store being closed for what is looking at least another month if not more due to COVID-19, we are depending on online sales to make sure that our business can survive this pandemic.
We have been selling and have over 5,000 items listed on our Discogs page. And now we want to mix things up a little bit by offering some “Deals of the Day” – where we are going to pick out five featured records a day to offer at discounted prices on a first come first serve basis! We’ll just take the description from today off of our facebook page:
We are offering reduced prices on these five featured records TODAY ONLY (3/30). First come first serve. We are offering FREE shipping to customers in Springfield, or $4 shipping anywhere else in the USA. Payment has to be done in advance through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or CashApp ($DumbRecords)
1. Tame Impala “Currents” (new) – $26
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Ghosteen (new) – $26
3. Kate Bush “Never For Ever” (used, NM/VG+) – $14
4. Jeff Beck & The Yardbirds “Shapes of Things” (used, VG+/VG+) – $8
5. The Beach Boys “Endless Summer” (used, VG+/VG) – $11
This is good for today only, if this ends up being a fun lil’ thing, we’ll pick five more records tomorrow!
Right now all of those are still available EXCEPT for the Tame Impala record. You can keep checking our facebook page, and also instagram stories for new daily deals.
Happy Monday everyone, today we are bringing you a brand new album from Park! Oh, wait… no, this is a brand new album from Decatur-based project Marble Teeth called Park! Haha! You can check out that eight-track album streaming on the player embedded below. Also head on over to the Marble Teeth bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album, or check out his earlier releases.
Marble Teeth doesn’t have any shows lined up as far as we know because there are no shows happening in the world right now. Heck, we are gonna add this one to our Springfield album archive page even though this is from Decatur.
Well, we certainly don’t expect to see very many new bands popping up or starting during the stay-at-home order that we are currently in, but looks like yesterday one new Springfield project made its debut at least in the online world! This new project is called “Creepin Towards” and features Clare Frachey (Spell Breaker, SAP) and Ralph Shank. The project is kicking things off with a bang with this new song and video for the song “The Things You Love.” Check out the video embedded on the player below.
This project doesn’t have any live shows lined up as far as we know, but then again there are no shows really lined up on the whole entire planet as far as we know right now.
More new local music from our beloved solo acts coming at ya in these tough times! Today we bring you a brand new demo track from Kate Laine. The track is called “Sway” and you can find it streaming on the player below. Also head on over to Kate’s bandcamp page where you can pay-what-you-want for the download and check out more of her music. Kate released her last full album Recurring Dream in 2017 and two songs under her full band, Kate The Band last year.
Here we are once again today bringing you a tiny smidgen of good news amongst these dark and uncertain times for the world. The brand new Bottom Bracket full length album, I Don’t Care Enough To Stay is out and streaming online on a number of platforms. You can stream the eight-track album on the bandcamp player embedded below. Find links to purchase the physical album on vinyl, CD, or cassette on the bandcamp page right here. The album is being released by Rat King Records out of Champaign.
Bottom Bracket originally had their big release show scheduled to happen tomorrow night at our space but that of course has been postponed to a future date to be determined. This one is number twelve for releases we kept track of this year on our Springfield album archive page.
Here’s a little tid bit as reported by The Illinois Times this past week that we thought we would share with you all. Remember the content-creating local podcast that was based out of our old store’s old location called Lincoln’s Legends Podcast? No? Yes? Well, it’s back, baby. Jeremie Bailey of Lincoln’s Legends is at it again, this time recording out of Cafe Moxo (or at least he was before all dining inside was shut down). From the article:
“My new goal is to connect with people from my community and learn how they mentally navigate through their day,” he said. “I have an intense passion to give back because I am confident that my mental health, relationships, and professional career are directly attributed to podcasting and radio.”
Check out the full article online right here. The return episode of the podcast is episode number 70 and features Kevin Wasmer of Pedal Python and the local band Enamel. Check that out right here.
While we are sitting around not having shows and not sure when we can ever have shows again, we just dug up a little video from the vault (from about one month ago). This one is from a show one month ago- the full band of Melanie A. Davis from Murray, Kentucky came and performed. Today we bring you a video of the band performing the song “I Don’t Really Care, Do You?” Check that out on the player embedded below.
Also check out our youtube page if you are thirsty for more live videos shot at our space and from our earlier Black Sheep years. Or, our vids/pics page has a lot of them listed out as well.
Here’s yet some more new local music coming out in these times of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order of 2020. This time we have a brand new 18 track album from Mark Schwartz – Mark is guitarist in free jazz project End Times Trio, as well as the brains behind other solo projects including Forest Saints, Demons on Wheels, and Tin Ghost. This time Mark is just releasing a full album under his own name! Who’d of thought! This album is just called Mark Schwartz on Guitar and it’s pretty much just exactly that! Enjoy on the player below, or also head over to Mark’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album.
We are listing this one on our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 12 releases that we have kept track of so far this year.
Today we bring you some brand new Springfield music in these times of stay-at-home orders, coming from local hip hop artist “Clutch.” Clutch has released twelve new tracks on her soundcloud page, and hinted that a proper tape release is on the way. We have the first of those three tracks – “Pain,” featuring YM Tae, “Research,” featuring Dunk, and “Hard Times” featuring ABM Kid all on separate players embedded below. Check out all of the tracks on Clutch’s soundcloud right here.