Deezy Da Paperboy / Jacc Breeze “Runnin Man”

Back to the local music! Today we bring you a new track from Lincoln / Springfield based hip hop artist Deezy Da Paperboy in colaboration with Jacc Breeze also from Central Illinois. That track is called “Runnin Man” and you can check that out embedded on the player below.

Be sure to check out more of Deezy Da Paperboy’s music online right here, and more of Jacc Breeze’s music online right here.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

It’s another Tuesday, and another week here at our record store downtown! Good morning! Are you ready for another long list of new arrivals that we have had come in this week? New, used, LP’s and 12″ singles? We have also been counting down the days until the first Record Store Day “drop date” for 2021 which is happening on Saturday, June 12th (we are now 18 days away)! Our store is currently open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm every day, and we are opening one hour earlier on Saturdays! Fun! Okay, now let’s take a look at what’s new!

New LPs
Alfred Hitchcock – Music To Be Murdered By
Archers of Loaf – All The Nations Airports
August Burns Red – Guardians
The Beatles – The Beatles and Esher Demos
Bob Mould – Patch The Sky
Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man
Chai – Wink
Chris Stapleton – Volume I
Conor Oberst – Outer South
Destroyer – Trouble In Dreams
Eric Church – Soul
George Jones – Amazing Grace
Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta!
Iggy & The Stooges – Ready To Die
Judge – Bringin’ It Down
Kero Kero – Bonito
Lambchop – This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Marcos Valle – Marcos Valle
Mike Krol – Turkey
The Mountain Goats – Beat The Champ
The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck
Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
Queen – Greatest Hits II
Red Kross – Researching The Blues
Shannon & The Clams – Onion
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Behind The Magnolia Curtain
Thom Yorke – Anima
X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
Youth Of Today – Can’t Close My Eyes

Used LPs
ABBA – Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Abercrombie Quartet – M
Andy Williams – My Fair Lady
Art Garfunkel – Fate For Breakfast
Bill Evans / Jim Hall – Intermodulation
Billy Swan – You’re OK I’m OK
Billy Swan – I Can Help
Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
Blues Brothers – Briefcase Full of Blues
Bruford – One Of A Kind
Carmen Cavallaro – The Uncollected: 1946
Con Brio – The Ray
Coronet Records – Music From The Swinging 30’s
Cristy Lane – Christmas Is The Man From Galilee
Diana Ross – All The Greatest Hits
Diana Ross – Swept Away
Don Ewell & Bob Green – Together!
The Dukes of Dixieland – New Orleans Jazz
Eddy Arnold – This Is Eddy Arnold
The Emotions – Sincerely
Erroll Garner – Plays Misty
Esther Philips – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
Frankie Miller – A Perfect Fit
Gary Ogan / Bill Lamb – Portland
Gene Pitney – This Is Gene Pitney
Gonz – Caught In The Act
Gordon Beck – Reasons
Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash
Jack Wilkins – You Can’t Live Without It
Jimmy Swaggart – Songs From Mama’s Songbook
John Abercrombie Trio – Straight Flight
John Astley – Everyone Loves The Pilot
John Coltrane & Don Cherry – The Avant-Garde
John Denver – One World
John Denver – Whose Garden Was This
Johnny Cash – The singing Story Teller
Joni James – Dedicated To You
The Kingston Trio – Goin’ Places
The Kingston Trio – New Frontier
K-Tel Records – Night Flight
The Kinsey Report – Edge of the City
Laszlo Gardony – The Legend of Tsumi
Lee Morgan – Search For The New Land
Les Paul And Mary Ford – Lover’s Luau
The Lettermen – The Best Of, Vol. 2
Linda Carr – Cherry Pie Guy
Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes
Living Guitars – Folk-Dixie Jamboree
The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy
The McGuire Sisters – May You Always
Merrilee Rush – Angel Of The Morning
The Mexicali Singers – The Mexicali Singers
Mexican Brass – Spanish Flea
McKendree Spring – Spring Suite
Michael McDonald – No Lookin’ Back
Mick Goodrick – In Pas(s)ing
Muddy Waters – They Call Me Muddy Waters
Nino Tempo & 5th Ave Sax – Come See Me Round Midnight
Norgan Records – Our Best
Pat Martino – Joyous Lake
Patti Page – Love Letters
Perry Como – The Scene Changes
The Pied Piper’s – Tommy Dorsey Favorites
The Platters – Collector’s Treasury Album No. 2
The Pozo Seco Singers – I Can Make It With You
Procol Harum – The Best of Procol Harum
Quincy Jones – Back On The Block
Ralph Towner / John Abercrombie – Five Years Later
Richard Strange – The Live Rise of Richard Strange
Roy Orbison – The Classic Roy Orbison
Samson – The Fight Goes On
The Supremes – The Supremes At Their Best
Susan Raye – Willy Jones
Tango Argentino – Original Cast Recording
Tony Joe White – Black And White
The Tubes – Remote Control
Various – An Evening With Windham Hill Live
Various – Jazz Giants
Various – Music In Depth
Various – Woodstock Two
Waitresses – Bruiseology
Walt Disney – Lady And The Tramp
Webley Edwards – Island Paradise
ZZ Top – Tejas

12” Singles
Brand Nubian – Who Wanna Be A Star?
Diverse – Just Biz
Eminem – I’m Shady
MC Eiht – Automatic
The Merciless R.N.S. – Tonight’s The Night
RUN DMC – Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do
Tupac – One Day At A Time (Em’s Version)
Young MC – Bust A Move

Reco Hill Presents “Dope 3” Mixtape

It’s happened again. Recording engineer and producer Reco Hill (also from “Reco On The Move”) has unleashed a brand new mixtape jam-packed with the best of best of the current names in local hip hop right here in the 217! This one is called “Dope 3” (following Dope 2 and Dope 1 in previous years). This one kicks off with an interview by Samara Brunt, then we have ten original tracks by ten local original artists, and a “farewell” at the end by Reco himself.

Dope 3 is streaming on a number of platforms including Apple Music and Anghami. We are also adding this one to the list for this year under our Springfield album archive page!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Happy rainy as heck Tuesday! We’ve got new records coming in still today and every day all of the time. Our store is open from 11:00am to 6:00pm nowadays downtown. Yes, masks are still required in our store for now. However, the one thing we are changing up this week is that we are stopping listing new records online. Sorry. This way we are going to be able to put more records out! We still do have a lot of records listed online at (we are not stopping shipping out orders, don’t worry), and there still is a steady flow of used records coming in on our discogs page. We hope you understand. Okay here are new records this week:

New LPs
The Abruptors – Love And Other Disasters
Big Business – The Best You Are
The Bombpops – Dead In Venice Beach
Ceremony – In The Spirit World Now
The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality
Damien Jurado – The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania
Fugazi – Instrument
The Garden – Haha
GISM – Detestation
Lagwagon – Trashed
Leftover Crack – Fuck World Trade
Masked Intruder – III
Memphis Slim / Willie Dixon – In Paris
Milt Hinton And Friends – Here Swings The Judge
Phish – The White Tape
Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know
Ryan Adams – Wednesdays
The Shins – The Worms Heart
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home
Tom Waits – Mule Variations
The Weirdos – We Go The Neutron Bomb
Yola – Walk Through Fire

Used LPs
Al Martino – Sausalito
Alan And Iris Clements – Dance In Time
Amii Stewart – Paradise Bird
Andre Kostelanetz – Everything Is Beautiful
Andre Kotelanetz – I Wish You Love
April Wine – Stand Back
Baby Washington – Soulful Baby
Bananarama – Wow
Barry Manilow – Here Comes The Night
Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child
Bobby Rydell – Biggest Hits Volume 2
Bud Freeman – The Real Bud Freeman 1984
Carolyne Mas – Hold On
Cedar Walton Quartet – Second Set
Chad Mitchell Trio – The Best of Chad Mitchell Trio
Chuck Foster – The Uncollected
Commodores – Commodores
David Holland Quartet – Conference Of The Birds
David Liebman – Forgotten Fantasies
Diana Ross – Red Hot Rhythm + Blues
Dionne Warwick – Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick – The Love Machine
Discotheque – Dancers-Go-Go!
Donna Summer – All Systems Go
Duncan Sisters – The Duncan Sisters
Enoch Light – Command Performances
Esther Philips – Capricorn Princess
Four Tops – Four Tops Reach Out
George Wright – Command Performances
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Claudine
Jean Kittrell – Alone
John Abercrombie – Timeless
John Mayall’s Blues Breakers – Crusade
Johnny Rivers – A Touch Of Gold
José Melis – The Exciting TV Star
Karen Pree – Karen Pree
Keith Emerson & The Nice – Keith Emerson & The Nice
Larry Graham – Just Be My Lady
Lamont Dozier – Love And Beauty
Loretta Lynn – Hymns
Luis Valentin – No Puedo Olvidarte
Made In U.S.A. – Made In U.S.A.
The Manhattan Transfer – Live
Marie Osmond – There’s No Stopping Your Heart
Mario Peralta – At The Regecy
Marvin Gaye & Maary Wells – Together
Merle Haggard And The Strangers – My Love Affair With Trains
Mickey Mouse – Christmas Surprises
Miles Davis – Star People
The Mills Brothers – Beer Barrel Polka
Mundell Lowe – Blues For A Stripper
Pat Boone – Canadian Sunset
Pat Boone – April Love
Pat Martino – Consciousness
Patti Smith Group – Waves
Peaches & Herb – Worth The Wait
Pearl – Pearl
Peter Kiham – The Frog Pond
Prince And The Revolution – Around The World In A Day
Ralph Sutton / Ruby Braff – Ralph & Ruby Quartet
Ray Conniff – Send In The Clowns
Razzberrie Ragtimers – Razzberrie Ragtimers
Reflections In Guitar – A Time For Joy
The Ritchie Family – Life Is Music
Ruby & The Romantics – Makin’ Out
Sammy Davis Jr. – The Shelter Of Your Arms
Sheila E. – Sheila E.
Sister Sledge – The Sisters
Spike Jones – The Best of Spike Jones Vol. 2
Tammi Terrell – Irresistible
Tammy Wynette – Tammys’ Greatest Hits
Various – 25 Years of Grammy Greats
Various – Jazz West Coast
Various – Top 10 With A Bullet: Motown Girl Groups
Wings – Wings Over America
The Who – Hooligans
The Woman In Red (Selections From The Original Motion Picture)

12” Singles
Ace / Tightest Whitest – Ain’t That Something
Apache – Gangsta Bitch
Brotherhood Creed BHC – Helluva
Digital Underground – Wussup Wit The Luv
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Fusion Unlimited – UP2U
Ken “C” – Get Outta My Face
MC Lyte – Lyte As A Rock
Mobb Deep – Pray For Me / Clap
Mobb Deep – It’s Mine / Quiet Storm
Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow
The Primeridian – Trumpets of Zion
Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y. Remix
Ras Kass – Bars Up
Seduction – All Night Long
Spice 1 – 187 Proof
Timbaland & Magoo – We At It Again
Trick Daddy – Drop (Low, Low, Low)
Wale Oyejide / MF Doom – This Is Dedicated To…

Record Store Day Drops June 12th + July 17th

We’ve already made a post telling you that Record Store Day is happening this year as two separate “drop dates” in June and July – but we are telling you again today, this time with a little flier for our store! The first of those is now less than one month away, on Saturday, June 12th. Then the second is Saturday, June 17th. We will be open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on both of those days, and we do expect there to be lines!

The list of exclusive releases coming out for both of those days is much to long for us to list here, but you can head on over to for that full list as well as a description of each item and which of the drop dates each exclusive release comes out on. As usual, we can not do any holds for any of these items, they are first come first serve. We will be listing any leftovers we have the following days after the initial release on our online stores. We DID order everything on the list for both of these drop dates – however, not everything we ordered is always guaranteed. We will say that this was the biggest RSD order we have ever submitted, so we are expecting a very big day all around!

Levitt AMP Springfield Announces 2021 Summer Schedule

We are here, we are ready to post on our site the first thing related to live music happening again in right here in this city. Today is the day. We still aren’t ready to have shows in our own space, but some nice outdoor events in a great big open field starting in June sounds pretty good to us. Especially if all of us are vaccinated.

Today, Levitt AMP Springfield (presented by PNC Bank) announced their big schedule for 2021 – including 10 outdoor concerts every Thursday night from June 3rd to August 5th. These concerts will be taking place out on the “Y-block” next to the Illinois governor’s mansion as they did in the 2019 season, just through the alleyway from our store. Most of these concerts feature two acts – the first one going on at 6:00 pm and the second going on at 7:00 pm and until 8:30 pm. Oh, by the way all of these shows are FREE. This series was made possible by Springfield applying for and getting a grand through the Levitt Foundation, as well as other local sponsors teaming together.

Check out the full announced schedule online right here.

Bottom Bracket Playing Fest 19 This October In Gainesville

This is just a post to let you know that local band Bottom Bracket have been announced as playing Fest 19” in Gainesville, Florida coming up this October! Congratulations to them! We’ve been lucky to have a good number of Springfield bands represented at FEST in the past including Hospital Job, Looming, and Attic Salt. Right now Bottom Bracket is the only local group announced for this year that we know of. FEST takes place on October 29th-31st in Florida.

Bottom Bracket released their first full length album I Don’t Care Enough To Stay through Rat King Records a little over one year ago. We have copies on vinyl in store!

Monroe Street Artwork Unveiling Saturday, May 22nd

Hey, that’s our street! Looks like something is happening on the street we are on downtown! That’s a “Monroe Street Artwork Unveiling” on Saturday, May 22nd which is one week from this upcoming Saturday. Info from the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook event:

Downtown Springfield Inc, Springfield High School, and the Strong Towns Facebook Group is excited to announce the unveiling of artwork murals that will be displayed in the windows of store fronts along Monroe Street, between 3rd and 6th Streets.

This has been a great opportunity for art students at Springfield High School under their teachers Beth Pianezza and Tara Starling to feature their artwork in the local community. Strong Towns Bookclub will be including quotes from Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by author Charles L. Marohn Jr. adjacent to the students’ artwork.

This project was made possible by the following sponsors; Springfield Area Arts Council, Solomon Colors, Springfield Electric, Bank of Springfield, DSI Board Member Erin Svendsen, and Crawford Murphy & Tilly. Without them and Gregory Shelton with Solution Printing, Inc., none of this would have been possible!We’ll unveil the project today! Please join us on the corner of 6th and Monroe outside the Ferguson Building, 524 E. Monroe Street at 10AM.

As far as we know, our storefront is not part of this artwork unveiling. But we do still have a giant green elephant outside of our store and we think that counts as art and we are sure this new artwork will all look great on our street.

Kristin Walker “Etheric Bodies”

Okay, back to the new local music! This one is from Kristin Walker – featured on the cover of this month’s Activator Magazine – local musician and artist, formerly of bands Moondead and a few other full bands from the Black Sheep era. Kristin has released five songs under the title Etheric Bodies, which you can stream on the bandcamp player below. Pick up a copy of Activator Magazine to check out an interview with Kristin where she talks more about these songs! Also head on over to Kristin’s bandcap page where you can purchase the download of the songs and check out more of her music.

We are real slow to be adding to our Springfield album archive page for this year – but we are catching up and this one is number 10 for releases we have had featured on our site this year!

Farmers Market Downtown Kicks Off Today For 2021 Season

Lovely! We are ready for nicer weather, summer, more things happening outdoors downtown, and the return of the Old Capitol Farmers Market! That’s right – the Farmers Market here in downtown Springfield officially kicks back off today – or did just a little bit ago at 8:00 am!

The Farmers Market takes place on the corner of 4th and Adams Streets here downtown, and up and down Adams Street just west of the Old State Capitol building just about one block away from us. There was an article in the paper a few days ago – “Farmers Markets Return For Summer Season With Samples, Live Music, and Social Distancing”. The Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning from now until October 27th in the fall! This is the 22nd year the Farmers Market has been in operation! More info on the market as well as COVID guidelines can be found on the Downtown Springfield Inc. website right here.