New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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 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

Vincent Sebastian: “Free Skin” feat. Dexter (Music Video)

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.

Balki Bros: “Sex • Drugs • Taco Bell”

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.

Downtown Springfield Sidewalk Sales This Saturday

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:

Itty Bitty Fashion Truck
Kiddos by Urban Sassafras
Springfield Vintage
Daisy Jane’s
Dumb Records
Corrine’s Closet
Studio on 6th, the Original Art Co-op
The Roost
Murphy’s Loft
Willow & Birch
Wild Rose
Abe’s Old Hat Antiques & Country Store
Merchant House
The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space
Recycled Records 

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.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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 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 Lovelorn “Hootin N’ Hollerin” (Video)

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.

Sir Belham (w/ SuperTiny): “The Golden Lobes”

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!

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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 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

April 2021 Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now

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 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!

Now Booking Private Parties At The Dumb Arcade

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 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!