New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s another new week, and now that we are mostly caught up with all of our online orders we are getting back into putting out new records and CDs full force again. This week we are bringing you another list of new and used LPs, CDs, and some cassettes. You can also expect a little announcement from us later this week at the start of July where we will likely be updating some of our store COVID-19 precautions and store hours, now that we are moving on to another month and another phase of our state’s re-opening plan. Until then, here is a list of some stuff, we are still open every day from 12:00-6:00 pm these next few days:

New LPs
Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
Eazy-E – Eazy Duz It
Jerry Paper – Abracadabra
Kaytranada – Bubba
Neil Young – Homegrown
Panic At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
Wilco – Star Wars

Used LPs
Anne Murray – Love Song
Ashley Tappen – Organ Stardust
Big Joe Williams – Big Joe Williams
Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Burt Bacharach – Butch Cassidy And THe Sundance Kid
Earth, Wind & Fire – The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1
Edwin Starr – War And Peace
Carpenters – Passage
Cliff Richard – All Me Love
Disney – Walt Disney’s Merriest Songs
The Don Janse Chorale – Christmas Chorale
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman
Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer – Like Children
John Michael Talbot & Terry Talbot – No Longer Strangers
Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Judie Tzuke – Shoot The Moon
Julie London – Feeling Good
Karla Bonoff – Karla Bonoff
Leo Kottke – Burnt Lips
Little Richard – The Rill Thing
Marillion – Real to Reel
Michele Lee – Sings L. David Sloane
The Moog Machine – Switched-On Rock
The Polka Dots – Polka Time
Rhinoceros – Rhinoceros
Sandie Shaw – Me
Shawn Philips – Second Contribution
Sonny Rollins – The Way I Feel
Spence & Deana Moore – Especially FOr You
Stargard – Stargard
Stargard – The Changing of the Gard
Steve Perry – Street Talk
The Swindle Singers – Christmas Album
Tanita Tikaram – Everybody’s Angel
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons
Uriah Heep – Sweet Freedom
Was (Not Was) – Born To Laugh At Tornadoes
The Weavers – THe Weavers At Carnegie Hall

12” Singles
Corrupted Seeds – Mack God
Miracle – Bounce
Shadee – I Just Need More Money
Three 6 Mafia – Testin My Gangsta
West Street Mob – Ooh Baby
West Street Mob – Rock The Party

New CDs
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Jobim
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Finest Hour
Arc Angels – Arc Angels
At The Drive-In – Relationship of Command
Athenaeum – Radiance
Bangles – Greatest Hits
Bangles – September Girls
Barbra Streisand – One Voice
Barbra Streisand – The Broadway Album
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven On Earth
Belinda Carlisle – Runaway Horses
Bloodhound Gang – Hooray
Bob James – Dancing On The Water
Bob James – Restless
Bobby Hutcherson – The Best of the Blue Note Years
Cheap Trick – The Greatest Hits
Cheap Trick – Silver
Dolly Parton – Something Special
Foreigner – Anthology: Jukebox Heroes
Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance
Lou Gramm – Ready Or Not
Mariah Carey – Charmbracelet
Paul Hardcastle – Jazzmasters II
Paul Hardcastle – The Jazzmasters III
Ray Stevens – Do You Wanna Dance?
Ray Stevens – Osama-Yo’ Mama
Ricky Van Shelton – Love And Honor
Ricky Van Shelton – Making Plans
Ted Nugent – Nugent
Ted Nugent – Full Bluntal Nugity
Tony Stampley – Rebelution
Tracy Lawrence – I See It Now
Tracy Lawrence – The Best of Tracy Lawrence

Used Cassettes
Billy Joel – Storm Front
Chicago – Greatest Hits 1982-1989
Gordon Lightfoot – Gord’s Gold
Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’
The Marshall Tucker Band – Searchin’ For A Rainbow
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run
Robert Cray – Too Many Cooks
Roy Orbison – The All-Time Greatest Hits
Various – Trainspotting Soundtrack

Mark Schwartz: “The Atomic Trilogy”


Today we are reporting with yet another Mark Schwartz solo album. This one is called The Atomic Trilogy & Other Pieces. You can find it streaming on the player below. A description of this release from Mark’s bandcamp page:

This release features the three-piece work, “The Atomic Trilogy,” as well as four other long-form computer compositions. Several of these utilize minimalist composition techniques and are influenced by krautrock. All works were composed during or around 2003.

Also head over to Mark Schwartz’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of the release or find more of Mark’s works. All throughout this pandemic this was just one of five albums that Mark released on bandcamp.

Mvrty1300: “Down Bad” (Music Video)

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Good morning and happy Monday everyone, welcome to another week. We are gonna jump into this week continuing our streak of sharing with you all of the music videos coming out of hip hop acts in the 217 within this past month. Here is a new song and video from Mvrty1300 – the song is called “Down Bad” and you can find it embedded on the player below. This video was shot and edited by RoomRari, mixing was done by Reco Hill.

Mrvty1300 released his full album True Colors late last year. You can find this one along with many others on a list of local music videos shot over the years on our vids/pics page.

ZiPPiR Collective: “500K” (Music Video)

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Local hip hop collective “ZiPPiR Collective” are at it again, and here we are back with yet another new music video coming out of the 217 during this time of quarantine. This one was shot and produced by the great and talented Jayy Wills. The song and video is for the song “500k” (half a million) and you can find it streaming on the player below.

ZiPPiR Collective is currently made up of six different artists (all featured here in the video) including Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke, RJC, JunioR Pasare, Danny J and THEDAMNCLAMMAN. Check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos shot over the years.

Dirty Da Don: “Switch Up” (Music Video)

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Happy Sunday everyone. Today we bring you yet another new hit single and music video from long-running local hip hop artist Dirty Da Don, and that is for the song “Switch Up.” You can check that out on the player embedded below. The rapper had released a different song and video for “Everythang Business / Wake Up” earlier this month.

Dirty Da Don released his “Project Legendary Mixtape” earlier this year. You can check out a long list of other music videos shot in town over the years on our pics/vids page.

Cornbread: “Quarantine EP”


Happy Phase 4 everyone. To celebrate Phase 4, long-running local hip hop artist Cornbread has blessed us with a brand new “Quarantine E.P.” You can stream this five-track EP on the player below or head on over to Cornbread’s soundcloud page for more. Thank you Cornbread.

We have added this one on to our Springfield album archive page! This brings us to 26 local releases we have kept track of so far this year and 521 total.


Illinois In “Phase 4” + What It Means For Us + Free Parking Downtown Extended Throughout July


Yes, it is true. Yesterday Illinois officially moved into “phase 4” of our our re-opening plan, the fourth out of five stages of re-opening, with the next phase not coming until there is a vaccine or reliable treatment for COVID-19. We’ve been getting some questions as far as what this phase means for us or if this means we can start having shows yet. We’ll just address some of those questions and give a little update here.

  • Our physical was already able to open at phase 3, so with phase 4 we will remain open. You can expect an increase of our store hours announced at some point early next month. We will also likely announce an increase in the number of people we will allow at once in the store, which currently is at 4. Face masks are still strongly recommended if not required.
  • In phase 4 gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted. Technically this does mean we could get away with having shows inside our venue space to some extent if we limited the amount of attendees, but we are not ready to do this or even plan for it yet.
  • Instead of thinking about shows right now, we are more planning for the debut of the Dumb Arcade. We are not setting an opening date for this because we do not want a rush of people coming all at once, but you can expect the arcade to open at some point next month. When we announce the arcade’s debut we will also go over what precautions we will be taking to keep everyone safe.

In addition to all of this, parking downtown continues to be free throughout the month of July! You don’t need to put any money in those meters!

When do you think shows should return? Join the discussion on our forum.

Kenyon DeShasier: “My Dream Girl”

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What do you know! While we weren’t looking it looks like Springfield solo musician Kenyon DeShasier released a brand new album! That album is called My Dream Girl and you can find it streaming on that player embedded below. Also head on over to Kenyon’s youtube page where you can find it streaming as well as the good amount of other albums Kenyon has released.

This puts us at 25 releases that we have kept track of so far this year on our local Springfield album archive page, and 520 total.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Hey-o, it’s another week at our record store here downtown, and we’ve got some new arrivals this week when it comes to new and used LPs, CDs, and even some cassettes this week. Our store is still open from 12-6pm every single day, and we will probably increase our ours in July – just hang tight to find out what those new hours are going to be and maybe some info on an arcade later on. No, we still aren’t planning for any shows to happen any time soon, even though it is looking like Illinois will be moving to phase 4 at some point within the week. Okay, here’s what’s new:

New LPs
Anna Burch – If You’re Dreaming
The B-52’s – Cosmic Thing
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Dead Milkmen – Welcome To The End Of The World
Deerhoof – The Man, The King, The Girl
Gregory Isaacs – The Lonely Lover
Lady Gaga – Chromatica
Lamont Butler – It’s Time For A Change
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
Muzz – Muzz
The Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle

Used LPs
Christopher Perkening – Romanza
Coleman Hawkins – Hawkins! Alive! At The Village Gate
David McCallum – Music A Part of Me
The Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street
Drake – Take Care
Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep / Mountain High
Jean-Luc Ponty – Aurora
Jean-Luc Ponty – Fables
Jerry Vale – Everybody Loves Somebody
Johnny Tillotson – Sings Our World
Martha Reeves – Martha Reeves
Nancy Sinatra – Nancy In London
Peter, Paul And Mary – Peter, Paul & Mary
Rhinoceros – Satin Chickens
The Righteous Brothers – Soul And Inspiration
The Searchers – The Searchers
Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right
The Supremes – Right On
Various – Cruisin’ 1963
Various – Sing Along With The Oldies

12” Singles
Mase – Lookin’ At Me
Mellow Man Ace – If You Were Mine
Southbound Players – Attitude Of A Player
Talib Kweli – Down For The Count
Three 6 Mafia – Late Nite Tip / Hit ‘Em
The Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Heat It Up

New CDs
A*Teens – Pop ’Til You Drop!
Al Martino – Greatest Hits
Amanda – Everybody Doesn’t
Beck – Mutations
Barbra Streisand – Guilty
Barbra Streisand – Songbird
Big Head Todd And The Monsters – Riviera
Boney James – Ride
Charlie Hunter Trio – Bing, Bing, Bing!
Coleman Hawkins – Supreme
Collin Raye – I Think About You
Dan Fogelberg – Exiles
Dave Holland Quintet – Prime Directive
Dave Weckl Band – Transition
Frank Sinatra – No One Cares
George Strait – Blue Clear Sky
India.Arie – Acoustic Soul
Jazzanova – In Between
Jewel – Pieces Of You
John Denver – Windsong
Jim Hall-Ron Carter Duo – Alone Together
Kim Richey – Bitter Sweet
K.T. Oslin – Live Close By, Visit Often
Lorrie Morgan – To Get To You
Mint Condition – Life’s Aquarium
Molly Hatchet – Beatin’ The Odds
RATT – Ratt & Roll 8191
Ray Stevens – Live!
Ted Nugent – Great Gonzos!
Triumph – Classics
The White Stripes – The White Stripes
Various – Hi-Fidelity House: Imprint 3
Zebrahead – Playmate Of The Year
ZZ Top – ZZ Top Sixpack

Used Cassettes
Black Uhuru – Red
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
Robert Palmer – Riptide
Metallica – Black Album
Prong – Beg To Differ
Sheena Easton – You Could Have Been With Me
SNFU – Something Green And Leafy This Way
Soundgarden – Louder Than Love
Various – Famous Duets