We Tried Doing A “Live Stream” With “Balki Bros” Last Night

This is just a post to let you know that last night, with the help of Crowdson Creative and Activator Magazine, we tried pulling off our first ever live-streaming event featuring the band Balki Bros.

We’d say it was a success! Thank you to any of you who tuned in while we were live last night (which was a surprise)! We intended on attempting to make live-streaming from our stage more of a regular occurrence, but after the learning process we had last night we have decided that if we are going to do that we need to get higher speed internet first. For those of you who missed it, don’t worry! The entire video we took is up on our facebook page right here. We’ll keep you posted on what we have for any live-streaming in the future!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

It’s another week here at Dumb Records record store! We might be getting closer and closer to opening our arcade, just you see. But for now, it’s just our store that’s open, and that is from 12:00 to 5:00 pm every day. This week we still got plenty of new and used LPs, CDs, and more going out on the shelves. We might be trying some new things out tonight involving live streaming and camera work that if go well, we could be getting more into in the future… we’ll see! Here’s the list of what we have this week!

New LPs
Billie Strings – Home
The Black Keys – Chulahoma
Blink-182 – Nine
Caribou – Suddenly
Dire Straits – Making Movies
Jeff Tweedy – Love Is The King
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Primus – Rhinoplasty
Rhino Records – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift
Various – Back To The Future Original Soundtrack
Various – The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Recording Story, Volume One
Willie Mitchell – Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On
Willie Mitchell – It’s Dance Time

Used LPs
Badfinger – Straight Up
Barbra Streisand – My Name Is Barbra
The Carleton Overtones – Singing
Electric Light Orchestra – II
Electric Light Orchestra – Olé ELO
Fats Domino – When I’m Walking
Flatt & Scruggs – Folk Songs of Our Land
Foghat – Stone Blue
Frank Marino – The Power of Rock And Roll
Frank Marino – Juggernaut
George Benson – Beyond The Blue Horizon
Genesis – Seconds Out
The Grasshoppers – The Chipmonk Song
John Waite – No Brakes
Johnny Cash – The Heart of Johnny Cash
Juice Newton – Dirty Looks
Helen Reddy – Greatest Hits
Helen Reddy – Play Me Out
The Human League – Fascination!
Melanie – Melanie
Merle Haggard – Serving 190 Proof
Morgana King – Miss Morgana King
Olivia Newton John – Soul Kiss
Planet P Project – Planet P Project
The Rotary Connection – Aladdin
Sturgill Simpson – HIgh Top Mountain
Suzi Quatro – If You Knew Suzi
Various – Music From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Various – Christmas With The Stars
Waves – Waves

12” Singles
Chocolate Milk – Blue Jeans / Dawn
The Dangerous Crew – Buy You Some
Indeep – When The Boys Talk
Kellee Patterson – Let Go, Let Go
Philip Bailey – Children of the Ghetto
The S.O.S. Band – If You Want My Love
The S.O.S. Band – S.O.S.
Stanley Clarke / George Duke – Heroes
Suga T. – Recognize
Tower Of Power – Rock Baby
Trick Daddy Dollars – Gone / Your Bad Self
Ugly Duckling – Smack / Let It Out
112 – Only You

New / Used CDs
Billy Ray Cyrus – The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Bobby Brown – Greatest Hits
Boyz II Men – Full Circle
Clint Black – Killin’ Time
Da Brat – Unrestricted
DJ Quik – Under Tha Influence
Dru Hill – Dru World Order
Emmylou Harris – Elite Hotel
Eve 6 – Horrorscope
Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight
The Fixx – Reach The Beach
The Fixx – Ultimate Collection
Garth Brooks – Double Live
Garth Brooks – Scarecrow
Helmet – Meantime
Helmet – Aftertaste
Hooters – Nervous Night
H20 – Thicker Than Water
H20 – Go
John Anderson – Seminole Wind
John Anderson – Too Tough To Tame
John Berry – Greatest Hits
Junior Brown – Mixed Bag
Mark Chesnutt – Too Cold At Home
Mark Chesnutt – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Paul Brandt – Calm Before The Storm
4 None Blondes – Bigger, Better Faster, More!

Dumb Records Downtown Pinball Tournament Wins “Most Creative Promotion” In Downtown Springfield Awards

Welcome to a brand new week! Happy Monday everyone! Today we bring you news this past weekend we brought home a *virtual* award for our store’s award shelf. We are thrilled to accept Downtown Springfield Inc‘s award for “most creative promotion” for our Downtown Pinball Tournament which was held earlier this past fall. We had a whole lot of fun setting up the pinball tournament, and we can’t wait to do it again later on this year.

The Downtown Springfield Inc. awards ceremony was held virtually this year. You can check out what other local businesses and people won other awards on the DSI facebook page right here.

Once again congratulations to Prairie Archives for being the official winners for our Downtown Springfield Pinball Tournament for 2020. Who will be the winner for this year?

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

Good morning! Good afternoon! We have been so busy over here at Dumb Records that we haven’t been keeping up with much website stuff. Whoopsies! We better make sure we get out a list of new arrivals to you today though! We’ve been getting in more and more newer LPs as opposed to used ones lately. You decide if that’s a good thing or not. Our store is still open every day from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. We are open for appointments before or after that time, and we are still open for online orders at shopdumbrecords.com. What more could you need? Oh, don’t worry, the arcade is coming back very soon.

New LPs
Arlin Peebles – Some Big Mystery
Bette Smith – Jetlagger
The Black Keys – Chulahoma
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising
Buck Meek – Two Saviors
Charlie Mingus – Blues & Roots
Danny Elfman – Dick Tracy Original Score
Dr. John – Gumbo Blues
Fit For An Autopsy – The Sea of Tragic Beasts
The Grateful Dead – Best Of The Grateful Dead 1967-1977
John Lee Hooker – Alone
Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys – All Night Long
The Killers – Day & Age
Modest Mouse – The Fruit That Ate Itself
Pop Smoke – Shoot For The Stars
Shame – Drunk Tank Pink
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Soccer Mommy – Collection
Soccer Mommy – Clean
Stevie Ray Vaughan – In The Beginning
Swans – Children Of God
Superchunk – Come Pick Me Up
Syl Johnson – Back For A Taste
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Television – Adventure
Thurston Moore – By The Fire
Townes Van Zandt – Sky Blue
Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
Various – Brown Acid: The Eleventh Trip
Various – Fat Possum: Not The Same Old Blues Crap
Various – If I Had A Pair of Wings: 2
WAVVES – Wavvves

Used LPs
Art Tatum – The Greatest Piano Of Them All
B.B. King – Original Folk Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Early Blues
The Brides of Funkenstein – Funk or Walk
Elton John – Jump Up!
Elton John – Ice On Fire
Eric Clapton – Slow Hand
Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords
Freddy Fender – Since I Met You Babby
The Jackson 5 – Diana Ross Presents
Heartsfield – The Wonder Of It All
Jane Siberry – The Speckless Sky
Jimmy Buffett – Floridays
Laurindo Almeida – Guitar Recital
Klymaxx – Girls Will Be Girls
Natalie Cole
Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript
Oliver Sain – At His Best
RUSH – Permanent Waves
Stephen Kalinich – Scrambled Eggs
Tom Tom Club – Close To The Bone
Tony Toni Toné – Boys And Girls
Village People – Go West

12” Singles
Cher – Take Me Home / What’s It Good
Craig David – 7 Days
Joeski Love – Pee-Wee’s Dance
Howard Johnson – You’re The One I’ve Needed
Most Wanted Feat. Precyse – Jobs Jobs Jobs
Silkk The Shocker – We Soldiers
Slimm Calhoun – Well Featuring K
Slimm Cutta-Calhoun – It’s OK
Stacks – Git It, Git It
Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) 

New / Used CDs
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Bobby Brown – Greatest Hits
Clint Black – Killin’ Time
Emmylou Harris – Elite Hotel
Eve 6 – Eve 6
Da Brat – Unrestricted
DJ Quik – Under Tha Influence
Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight
The Fixx – Reach The Beach
The Fixx – React
Garth Brooks – Scarecrow
Helmet – Meantime
Helmet – Aftertaste
H2O – Go
John Anderson – Too Tough To Tame
John Anderson – Country ’Til I Die
Junior Brown – Mixed Bag
Mark Chesnutt – Too Cold At Home
Mark Chesnutt – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Paul Brandt – Calm Before The Storm
4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

“Best In Local Music 2020” January Issue Of Activator Magazine Available

Oops, we almost forgot to mention! It’s that special time of the year again. It’s happening a little bit later into January than usual, but it’s the time of the year when we release our poll results for our annual Best of Local Music poll, and we team up with Activator Magazine for their January issue featuring all of the results.

We will be posting some of the results to our polls online here in the coming days. For now though, we are letting you know that we have a few copies available of the new Activator for free in our store! You can also pick them up at different locations around town. And thank you to everyone who helped us in contributing write-ups for this issue!

Consider checking out Activator’s Patreon page online!

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

Greetings! Greetings. Good morning. It’s another week at our Dumb Record store… and this time we are actually open! (With limited hours). Our store is open, we are still taking appointments before or after our operating hours, and we are still offering shipping, delivery, and pickup options at shopdumbrecords.com… what more could you ask for? Our physical store is open at 418 E Monroe Street from 12-5pm every day now. We’ll likely build those hours up over time. The arcade is still closed. Okay let’s dive into all of what’s new – this week once again we have a fresh stack of new and used LPs, 12″ singles, CDs, and more. We even have a whole bunch of turntables for sale!

New LPs
Aaron Frazer – Introducing Aaron Frazer
Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine
Brand New – Deja Entendu
Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
End Result – The Seven Year Locust Returns
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
Kraftwerd – Techno Pop
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Know How To Party
Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor
Protagonists – 1983-1985
Ray Charles – The Genius After Hours
Sleep – The Sciences
Superchunk – Indoor Living
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
Syd Barrett – Opel
Thrice – Palms
Townes Van Zandt – In The Beginning
Various – New Your City Hardcore
Void / Faith – Split
X – Alphabetland

Used LPs
Bob James – All Around The Town
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker – Hooker N Heat
Canned Heat – Canned Heat
Colosseum II – Electric Savage
Eddie Money – Eddie Money
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
Elton John – Sleeping With The Past
Emerson Meyers – Provocative Electronics
Ernie Hines – Electrified
Diana Ross – Last Time I Saw Him
Frank Sinatra – Sentimental Journey
Frank Sinatra – Nice N’ Easy
Gato Barbieri – Tropico
Henry Mancini – The Mancini Touch
Jane Wiedlin – Jane Wiedlin
Joe English Band – Live
John Hall – John Hall
Julian Bream – Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar
Mickey Thomas – As Long As You Love Me
The Mike Curb Congregation – Sweet Gingerbread Man
Nick Glider – City Nights
Ollie Baba – Ollie Baba
Ray Bohr – The Radio City Music Hall Organ
Ringo Starr – Bad Boy
Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels
Scorpions – Love At First Sting
Scorpions – Savage Amusement
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 – Love Music
Steven Farmer & Michael Myers – Homegrown
Studio 78 – Music From The Movie FM
Vaneese Thomas – Vaneese
Yes – Going For The One
Yes – 90125
10cc – Look Hear?
13th Floor Elevators – Flivver

12” Singles
ABC – The Night You Murdered Love
Brand Nubian – A Child Is Born
Buffalo Smoke – Stubborn Kind of Fella
Nikki D – Hang On Kid

New / Used CDs
Annie Lennox – Bare
Annie Pennox – Diva
Art Garfukel – Scissors Cut
Asleep At The Wheel – The Best Of
Asleep At The Wheel – Superhits
Babyface – Face 2 Face
Ben Harper – Diamonds On The Inside
Ben Harper – Live At The Hollywood Bowl EP
Billie Holiday – The Quintessential
Black Hawk – Love & Gravity
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Collection Volume Two
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Collection Volume One
Chad Brock – III
Chad Brock – Yes!
Chubby Checker – Greatest Hits
Clint Black – Dilectrified
Clint Black – The Hard Way
Eurythmics – Peace
Eurythmics – Greatest Hits
Felix TX – Lechuza
Fishsticks – Disko
Five – Five
Garth Brooks – Fresh Horses
Indigo Girls – 3 Pak
Indigo Girls – Swamp Ophelia
Ja Rule – The Last Temptation
Jay-Z – Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life
Joe – Better Days
John McLaughlin – This Is Jazz #17
John Anderson – Paradise
Mark Chesnutt – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Stones In The Road
Mindy McCready – Ten Thousand Angels
Nsync – Celebrity
Robert Earl Keen – Gravitational Forces
Sarah Vaughan – The Definitive Sarah Vaughan
Tammy Cochran – Tammy Cochran

Dumb Records Turns 7 Years Old Today, We Are Re-Opening The Store 12-5pm Daily (Again)

Well, well, well, did you know that today just so happens to be our birthday? That’s right, seven years ago (January 11th, 2014) was the grand open for our store’s original location at 1107 South Grand Ave, next to The Black Sheep. So now we are officially 7 years old and entering our eighth year.

We are not looking to have a huge celebration this year of course, but we are deciding to move forward in re-opening our store (just a bitty bit more) today by switching the *open* sign to “on” from 12-5pm every day now.

Here’s the low-down for now:
– The store is open 12-5pm every day.
– Limit to 8 customers in the store at a time.
– Masks required (duh), we also have hand sanitizer as you enter.
– The arcade is still closed for now. We are not doing reservations on that for now either, maybe soon.
– We are still open to store appointments happening before noon or after 5pm! Just call, email or message us ahead of time.
– We are still offering shipping, delivery, or store pick-up options on shopdumbrecords.com!

That’s it for now! Check out our Black Sheep History Page if you want to get teary-eyed and think back on all of the fun times we’ve had together over the years.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

Happy Tuesday! Tornado drill Tuesday! We are trying are darndest to keep these shelves stocked at Dumb Records with new and used LPs, CD, and more wether our physical store is open or not. We are still appointment-only right now, and are still busier than ever online. You can call, email, or message us about setting up an appointment, or check out our online store right here. (shopdumbrecords.com) This week we’ve got a few new items from Alona’s Dream Records, including a good batch of 7″s. Check out that big list of some of what’s new this week below:

New LPs
Adolescents – Brats In Battalions
BIB – Delux
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
The Contents Are – Four Each Other
Cowboy Bebop – Seatbelts
Cro-Mags – In The Beginning
DuChamp – Kansas City 1980
The Flatliners – The Great Awake
Florence + The Machine – Lungs
Food And Money – 1979-1982
Municipal Waste – The Last Rager
Negative Element – Shouts of Rebellion 1982-1983
Porno Glows – 12” EP
Remedy – The Golden Voice Sessions
Savage Beliefs – Big Big Sky
Silver Abuse – Consider The Pigeon
Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad
Sufjan Stevens – Delighted People EP
Thanatopsis – Golden Voice
Trial By Fire – 1982
Various – Banned From Chicago – 1978

Used LPs
Bay City Rollers – Rock N’ Roll Love Letter
Charley Pride – Christmas In My Home Town
Chic – C’est Chic
Faustus – Tonight at The Movies
Ferrante & Teicher – Supermen
Gordon Lightfoot – Sit Down Young Stranger
Ian Lloyd – Goose Bumps
Leon Isaac Kennedy – Duke of Dukes
Melanie – Garden In The City
Michel Legrand – Brian’s Song
Moody Blues – Long Distance Voyager
Oracle – Danger Zone
Phil N’ The Blanks – Head Screwed On
Picture Perfect – Boy Crazy
The Rolling Stones – December’s Children
Screed – Point of Confusion
The Temptations – Greatest Hits
Todd Rundgren – Hermit of Mink Hollow
Tony Perkins – On A Rainy Afternoon
Various – At The Cavern
Various – Grease: The Original Broadway Cast Album

12” Singles
Bonafide Kings – Tick Tock
Grandaddy Souf – Savage Journey
Greg Cash – 1998
Half-A-Mill – Still
Tina – Tipsy

New 7”s
Articles Of Faith – What We Want Is Free
Dianetics – And Psycho Horse
Dianetics – Book Learned
Dream Probe – Demo Coleccion
Droids Blood – On Trial Years Later
From – 8:00 to 5:69
JJ180 – JJ180
Matrix – Demo
Skull Cult – Skull Cult
Things Are Fun – Nobody Answers The Phone
The Wombats – Golden Voice Recordings 1966-1967

New / Used CDs
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Thug World Order
Brooks & Dunn – Steers & Stripes
Clint Black – Put Yourself In My Shoes
Clint Black – Greatest Hits II
Eddy Arnold – The Legendary Eddy Arnold
Eurythmics – Reveng
Gary Numan – Pure
Gene Autry – The Essential Gene Autry
Guttermouth – Gusto
Guttermouth – The Album Formerly Known As…
Michael Houser – Door Harp
Ice Cube – War & Peace Vol. 2
Ice T  – VI: Return of the Real
Front 242 – Tyranny For You
Future Bible Heroes – Eternal Youth
Kenny Chesney – No Shoes No Shirt No Problems
Kenny Chesney – Me And You
Lou Bega – A Little Bit Of Mambo
Mandy Barnett – Mandy Barnett
Mark Chesnutt – What A Way To Live
Sonic Boom – Shades Apart
Various – Violin for Relaxation
Various – Virtuoso Trumpet
Various – Festive Baroque
Various – Mozart for Relaxation