There are a lot of records out there in the world. We have a lot of records in our store nowadays too – and they definitely don’t stop comin’! All different genres, new and used! Our store is located at 418 E Monroe St. downtown and we are open every day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. We open early on Saturdays at 10:00 am. The farmers market downtown is kicking off their 2021 season in just two weeks! Check out our online store at shopdumbrecords.com. Below is a long list of just some of what records we have gotten in in the past week. We put out new and used records onto our shelves every single day.
New LPs Against Empires – Thieves And Leeches Autarch – Soothsayer Bill Withers – His Ultimate Collection Braid – The Age of Octeen CaP’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology Chris Farren – Born Hot Deftones – Gore Great Plains – Born In A Barn Great Plaines – The Mark, Don & Mel EP J Dilla – Ruff Draft M.O.T.O. – Ampeg Stud! No Direction – No Direction Oceanator – Things I Never Said Of Montreal – The Early Four Track Recordings Red City Radio – Skytigers The Retros – Inner City Rockers Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit T-Bone Walker – The Truth The Upsetters – Super Ape
Used LPs Allan Holdsworth – Velvet Darkness Aretha Franklin – Soul ‘69 The Beach Boys – Stack O’ Tracks Bob Crosby – In Disco Order, Volume 7 Bonnie Pointer – Bonnie Pointer B.T. Express – Energy To Burn Charlie Parker – History of Jazz The Chipmunks – Around The World With The Chipmunk Con Funk Shun – Loveshine Culture Club – Colour By Numbers Dave Loggins – Apprentice (In A Musical Workshop) David Crosby / Graham Nash – Whistling Down The Wire Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’ Dean Martin – Winter Romance Della Reese – Della Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant Diana Ross – Eaten Alive Dinah Shore – Dinah, Yes Indeed Dionne Warwick – Friends Dionne Warwick – Finder of Lost Loves Don Thompson Quartet – A Beautiful Friendship Donna Summer – Walk Away: Collector’s Edition Ed Ames – The Impossible Dream Eiji Kitamura – Swing Eiji Erroll Garner – Gemini Fats Domino – Trouble In Mind Gary Lewis – New Directions Gladys Knight & The Pips – Everybody Needs Love Gladys Knight & The Pips – Motown Legends Glen Campbell – Hey Little One Hank Williams Jr. – Greatest Hits Hank Williams Jr. and Lois Johnson – Removing The Shadow Henry Mancini – Mancini ‘67 High Sierra Jazz Band – Make A Joyful Noise Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra – Midnight Cowboy Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen – Aftenland Jean Kittrell With The St. Louis Rivermen – At The Vinegar Hill Mall Jelly Roll Morton – Mr. Jelly Lord John Fischer – New Covenant Johnny Cash – Big River Jose Greco – Flamenco Rhythms Kevin Eubanks – Face To Face Kevin Eubanks – Guitarist Keith Green – Songs For The Shepherd Lawrence Freeman – The Joy of Sax Magic Key Records – Rumplestiltskin Mantovani – Songs To Remember Meco – The Wizard of Oz The Merrill Station Voices – Sounds Broadway! Miles Davis – E.S.P. Milt Jackson & John Coltrane – Bags & Trane Nat King Cole – You’re My Everything Nat King Cole – Those Lazy-Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Nino & April – Sing The Great Songs Ohio Players – Mr. Mean The Platters – Reflections Pointer Sisters – Special Things Randy Newman – Good Old Boys Ray Anthony – Swim, Swim, C’mon Let’s Swim The Rolling Stones – BLack And Blue Sam Rivers – Contrasts Saunders King – What’s Your Story Morning Glory Sea Level – On The Edge Seals & Crofts – Unborn Child Steps – Paradox The Supremes – Floy Joy Tammy Wynette – D-I-V-O-R-C-E Teresa Brewer – My Golden Favorites Timbuk 3 – Greeting From Timbuk 3 Tom Jones – Help Yourself Tom Jones – Live In Las Vegas Val Cliburn – My Favorite Encores Various – Golden Graffiti Greats Various – Nashville Steel Guitar Various – 20 Country Classics Various – Pennies From Heaven Vikki Carr – One Hell Of A Woman The Waikiki Surfriders – The Waikiki Surfriders
12” Singles Debelah Morgan – Yesterday R&B Remixes Eminem – When I’m Gone Fred Fowler – Times Are Changin’ Meechie – Bring Me Joy M. Doc – Free MC Rajah – Doin’ The House The Organization – The Big Beats Queen Pen – Party Ain’t A Party Run-D.M.C. – The Beginning (No Further Delay) Spice 1 – High Powered Xzibit – Multiply Remix
Local artist and musician Vincent Sebastian has released a new hit song and video for “Free Skin” which features another area musician Dexter Anodyne. You can stream the new song and check out the video on the player embedded below. And you can check it out on bandcamp along with the demo version and the “800% slower” version??!?
Vincent Sebastian released his hit album Interference a couple of years ago now in 2019. Also check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos from over the years.
Happy Wednesday afternoon, we are diving back into a little more of the local music!! Here is a brand new release from the new Taylorville / Springfield garage punk project that arose from the ashes of Snuff Rider called “Balki Bros“! They performed in our space at one point earlier this year as we were trying to figure out how to do live streaming (it worked out fine, but we decided we couldn’t pull off continuing to do that). (Sorry). Balki Bros debut release is here. It is called Sex • Drugs • Taco Bell, and you can stream it on the player below! Also head on over to the Balki Bros bandcamp to purchase the download for yourself.
We have added this one to our Springfield albums archive page. It’s like number 8 for this year or something. We still probably have a lot of catching up to do. That’s okay.
Good morning everyone – surely we hope that after yesterday we have seen all there is to see for snow for this winter and it’s just warmer nicer weather from here on out. We especially hope it will be nice out for this Saturday (4/24) because the Downtown Springfield annual Sidewalk Sales are supposed to be taking place! This is when a lot of downtown businesses offer special sales, put things out on the sidewalk, and it’s a great spring Saturday to go downtown! Here’s a full list of who is participating:
How nice! For this sale we will be offering 50% off all dollar records and also 20% off all Dumb Records apparel! Cool! That’s pretty much it. Our store is also open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays. And our arcade is also open during those hours.
Good morning and happy Tuesday! Is it supposed to snow today or something? What the heck is up with that? Anyways, this week we are still adding pile after pile of new and used records to our inventory. Our store is still open every day from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and we open at 10:00am on Saturdays. This Saturday there’s even a big “sidewalk sale” day happening throughout downtown. For that we are doing 50% off dollar records and 20% off all Dumb Records apparel! Our online store is still at shopdumbrecords.com. Okay here is what’s new for this week:
New LPs Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me Alice Coltrane – Live At Carnegie Hall, 1971 Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Reggay International Grandaddy – Last Place Greta Van Fleet – The Battle at Garden’s Gate Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off Hüsker Dü – The Complete Spin Radio Concert, 1985 Jeff Russo – Star Trek Discovery Jimmy Eat World – Surviving Jon Batiste – We Are Knife Hits – Eris Lucky Daye – Painted Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd Live From Jacksonville Nigel Godrich – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World The Modern Lovers – Live Oiltanker – No Tomorrow The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll Parasol – Nowhere To Go Pine Barrens – Kingmaker Protestant – Reclamation Ray Chalres – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Robin Thicke – On Earth, And In Heaven Selve – Eleo Slayer – El Infierno Te Espera Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Tom Petty – Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions) Tutti I Colori Del Buio – Initiation Into Nothingness Various – Rush Dem: Room Jointz Weak Teeth – What A Plague You Are
Used LPs Amy Grant – In Concert Arthur Sullivan – The Tempest Bing Crosby – Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings The Border Brass – Tijuana Christmas Cameo – Single Life Casey Anderson – More Pretty Girls Than One Catfish Hodge – Bout With The Blues Chicago – Chicago X Connie Francis – Do The Twist With Connie Francis Davey Dex – Bangin’ Beatz Deerhoof – Reveille Dawn Featuring TOny Orlando – Tuneweaving Dionne Warwick – Golden Hits Part 2 Dionne Warwick – Greatest Hits Don Francisco – Got To Tell Somebody Duke Ellington – Afro-Bossa Duke Ellington – The Stereophonic Sound Of Kermit Schafer – All-Time Great Bloopers Gladys Knight & The Pips – A Little Knight Music Gladys Knight & The Pips – Nitty Gritty Gloriia Gaynor – Glorious Harry Chapin – Heads Harry James – The Golden Trumpet Of… Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Volume 2 Hoyt Axton – Greenback Dollar Isaac Hayes Movement – Disco Connection John Abercrombie / John Scofield – Solar John D. Loudermilk – Just Passing Through KajaGooGoo – White Feathers Kay Starr – Enchanting Larry Clinton – In Hi-Fi Lefty Frizzell – Sings The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers Leo Kottke – Circle ‘Round The Sun Les Brown And His Orchestra – The Uncollected 1944-46 Louis Prima / Keely Smith – The Hits of Louis & Keely Mario Lanza – Student Prince Marty Robbins – A Lifetime of Song Marty Robbins – More Greatest Hits Nat King Cole – Sings Nat King Cole – The Velvet Moods of Nat King Cole The New Tony Williams Lifetime – Million Dollar Legs Pat Martino – Footprints The Pat Terry Group – The Pat Terry Group Pete Seeger – The Essential Peter, Paul & Mary – Peter, Paul & Mommy Phil Keaggy – The Master & The Musician Ronco Records – Get It On! Roy Clar – Greatest Hits Volume 1 Roy Orbison – Orbisongs Sidney Bechet – Sidney Bechet Silversun Pickups – Better Nature Squeeze – Argybargy Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small Sweet Cream – Sweet Cream & Other Delights Teddy Wilson – Three Little Words Terry Ross Altman – Crosswalk Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco Wayne Newton – One More Time Wayne Newton – Now! Wes Montgomery – Jazz Guitar The White Stripes – White Blood Cells The Wilburn Brothers – Country Gold Woody Herman – Encore Woody Herman / Harry James – The Battle of the Bands Vol. 1 Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey Various – Blue Ribbon Country Vol. II Various – Rush Hour Soundtrack Various – Where The Action Is
12” Singles A+ feat. Chico Debarge – It’s On You Deadly Venoms – Don’t Give Up DL – Josephine D’Mello – Best Love Story The Madd Rapper – Ghetto / Whateva Mariah Carey – The One Phajja – Checkin’ For Me Rah Digga / Lloyd Banks – Party Over Here Sheeba Black – Check Yo’ Style
The new local band The Lovelorn have released a new music video for their song “Hootin N’ Hollerin” last month. You can check out the video, which was shot by Elijah Settles / Mecoclub embedded below. The Lovelorn are a new local group that formed last year featuring members of No Good Deed and a few other past projects. This song is a track off of their debut album, May You Find Worth In The Waking World, which was released earlier this year and you can find online right here.
You can find a long list of local music videos shot over the years over on our vids/pics page.
Good morning. We are trying our best to tell you about some local music around here. It’s hard with all of these records flying in and out of our store so fast anymore. Here is another brand new project put together by multi-instrumentalist recording extrodinaire in town, Mark Schwartz (Forest Saints, Demons on Wheels, Tin Ghost, and more). This one is called “Sir Belham (w/ SuperTiny)” (is Mark Schwartz both Sir Belham and SuperTiny)? We don’t know. The album is called The Golden Lobes and you can find all 23 tracks streaming on the player below. You can head on over to the Sir Belham w/ SuperTiny bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album.
We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page of course. This brings us to just eight releases we have kept track of this year, but we are missing a lot! Whoops!
It’s another Tuesday here at Dumb Records! Things sure aren’t slowing down at our store, it’s busy as heck and we are trying are hardest to keep up with putting out stacks of records every day. We are open here downtown from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm now. Spring has sprung and the tree outside has flowers on it. Our online store can still be found at shopdumbrecords.com and our arcade is also still open during store hours. Okay now let’s dive into what’s new!
New LPs AC/DC – The Razors Edge Ariana Grande – Positions Back To The Future – Music From The Motion Picture Blistered – The Poison of Self Confinement Busta Rhymes – Extinction Level 2: The Wrath of God Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Reggay Roun’ The World Caithlin De Marrais – Red Coats Chicago News – Have You Heard The News? Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs Decades/Failures – Goodby3 Dennis Brown – Visions of Dennis Brown DJ Kayslay – Homage Downpresser – Don’t Need A Reason Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo Guns ’N’ Roses – Acoustic At CBGB’s 1987 Guns ’N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I Ice Cube – War & Peace Vol. I Jack M. Seriff – These Northwood Blues Jet Black – L’ere Du Vide Joliette – Luz Devora Kings of Leon – Walls Megadeth – Live In Los Angeles 1995 Old Wounds – From Where We Came Ramones – Live At The Hollywood Palladium The Residents – Duck Stab Strife – Witness A Rebirth Townes Van Zandt – Live At The Old Quarter Train – Drops of Jupiter The Upsetters With Vin Gordon – Musical Bones The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Used LPs Arthur Smith – Great Country & Western Hits The Association – Live Barbra Streisand – Butterfly The Bill Gaither Trio – I Am A Promise Billy Vaughn – Golden Gems Bob Barnard Jazz Band Bob Wills – Country Music Buck Owens – The Best of Buck Owens Butterfield Blues Band – The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw Camel – Breathless Carl Smith – I Want To Live And Love Center Stage – Enter Center Stage Chip Taylor – Chip Taylor’s Last Chance Chris Conor – Sings Lullabys of Burdland The Church – Starfish Dave Brubeck – Jazz Goes To Junior College Dottie West – Feminine Fancy Duke Ellington / Arthur Fiedler – The Duke At Tanglewood Earl Thomas Conley – Treadin’ Water Erroll Garner – Encores in Hi Fi Estrogen Highs – Here Me On The Number Station Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Trust Exile – The Best of Exile Gary Lewis And The Playboys – Hits Again! Genesis – Reflection: Rock Theatre Genesis – Trespass Glan Campbell – Basic Grady Martin And The Slew Foot Five – Hot Time Tonight Guy Lombardo – An Evening With Hank Williams – A Home In Heaven Hank Williams, Jr. – Songs My Father Left Me Jimmie Rodgers – His Golden Year King Crimson – Discipline Lee Greenwood – If There’s Any Justice Les And Larry Elgar – The New Elgart Touch Liona Boyd – Classical Guitar The Manhattan Transfer – The Best Of Michael Pinder – The Promise The Moirs – State of Shock Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind The New Professionals – Fireballs of Freedom Noel Paul Stookey – Band & Bodyworks OK-4 – A Album Oral Roberts – Country Roads Orphan Fam – Hurt Me / In The Summer Peanuts Hucko – Pied Piper Quintet Perez Prado y Carlos Molina – En Mexico Polly Bergen – The Party’s Over Rare Earth – Rarearth Ray Conniff – Plays The Bee Gees & Other Great Hits Regis Philbin – It’s Time For Regis! Richard Roberts – Searching Questions Robin Lane – Heart Connection The Roches – Another World The Roches – Nurds Roger Blackburn – Barbershopping In Brass Ronnie Milsap – Live Spyro Gyra So Cow – So Cow Tammy Wynette And George Jones – We Go Together TKO – Let It Roll Traffic – Welcome To The Canteen Traffic – Mr. Fantasy Various – Go With The Greats Vicki Sue Robinson – Half and Half Walter Carlos – Switched-On Back II Weather Report – Heavy Weather Wild Cherry – Wild Cherry The Who – Odds & Sods
12” Singles Beelow – Let Me See You Twerk Benzino – Rock The Party Black Eyed Peas – Joints & Jam Remixes Black Eyed Peas – Request Line Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t It Funny Malaysa – I Don’t Give A Damn Memphis Bleek – What You Think Of That Mike Control – Rhyme For Rhyme Monica – Before Dark Mystikal – Round Out The Tank / Life Ain’t Cool Trina – For All My Ladies Willy Gleamz – Move My Body
Here we are in another month, and there is yet another issue of Activator Magazine, which is approaching 3 years of being around covering local music and art in Central Illinois! As you can see pictured above, this one features local hip hop artist VGE FROST on the cover.
What else does this issue have in store? It’s got… plenty of album reviews for all different types of artists, we also have our “Dumb Perspective” column written by Brian Galecki, this time with a short interview segment with Drew Kodrich about midwesthardcore.org. There is also an interview with Liz Fitz, who just released a CD called Cover Me, a “10 up 10 down” with Zach Moad, interview with new local punk band “Fist Fight”, an interview with After School Special, Robot Army, and a nice “Soundcheck” segment checking in on many other local musicians from around the area. All of that plus more!
You can pick of free copies of Activator at Dumb Records and various other local businesses around town. We usually have a few back issues as well. Also consider heading over to the Activator Patreon page to become a monthly donor in support of the magazine!
Today we are announcing us doing something a little new that might kiiiinda be the next step for us as we ease back in to some type of normalcy and are eventually able to host shows again. Starting NOW we are open to booking private parties at the Dumb Records arcade after or before our regular store hours. (Our store is now open every day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm at 418 E Monroe Street downtown).
We are now doing a limited offer of $50 an hour to rent out our venue and arcade spaces for private parties up up to 12 persons. You can come in the store to talk to us about reserving calendar space, or email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 217-691-8991. This is a limited offer and we are trying things out, so we could change our policies on private parties in the future!