New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! It’s another happy day at our record store – and since it’s a Tuesday we are coming to you with yet another long list of some new and used killer LP’s that have been hitting the shelves these past few days. These do not include re-stocks, and these don’t even include any of the many CDs and cassettes, and 7″s we have been constantly been putting out! There’s just too much to list and too little time to type everything out! Our store is open every day from 10:30am-7:00pm downtown. Stop by sometime! Alright, let’s take a look at what’s new this week:

New LPs
Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last
Current Joys – Voyager
Deathchant – Waste
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Iron Butterfly – Live At The Galaxy 1967
John Mayall – Plays John Mayall
Madi Diaz – History Of A Feeling
Megadeth – Unplugged In Boston
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
Shannon And The Clams – Year Of The Spider
Sting – Duets
Suidical Tendencies – Still Punk After All These Years
System of A Down – Hypnotize
Townes Van Zandt – Rear View Mirror
Various – Woodstock Three
2Pac – Greatest Hits

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Struttin’ Down Royal Street
Angel – On Earth As It Is In Heaven
Angel – Helluva Band
Armando Manzanero – ‘74
Bill Connors – Assembler
Bill Justis – 12 Big Instrumental Hits
Buster Smith – The Legendary Buster Smith
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Inside Straight
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Music, You All
Clannad – Anam
Clark Terry – Tread Ye Lightly
Barbara Fairchild – Greatest Hits
Big Joe Williams – Nine-String Guitar Blues
Billie Jo Spears – I Will Survive
Billie Jo Spears – If You Want Me
Blue Oyster Cult – Blue Oyster Cult
Dave Brubeck / Paul Desmond – 1975: The Duets
David Rea – Slewfoot
Deniece Williams – I’m So Proud
The Dirt Band – Make A Little Magic
The Dukes of Dixieland – Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 10
Elvin Jones – Midnight Walk
Eric Dolphy – Far Cry
Fatback – 14 Karat
Ferrante & Teicher – You Asked For It
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Sons of the Beaches
Frank Sinatra – The Greatest Hits
Frankie Laine And Buck Clayton – Jazz Spectacular
The Gap Band – Gap Band IV
Gene Autry – Gene Autry
Gene Pitney – Town Without Pity
The Gentrys – Keep On Dancing
Gong – Expresso
Hal Hester – Does His Own THing
Happy Harry – Music From The Roaring Twenties
The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats
Head East – Head East
Helen Steiner Rice – Someone Cares
Henry Mancini – Peter Sellers The Party
Henry Mancini – Music Of Hawaii
Homer & Jethro – Nashville Cats
The Horace Silver Quintet – Blowin’ The Blues Away
How The West Was Won – Original Sound Track
I Prevail – Trauma
Illinois Jacquet – Spectrum
The Innocents – The Innocents
John Abercrombie – Getting There
John Coltrane – Expression
John Coltrane – Meditations
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
John Denver – An Evening With John Denver
John Scofield – Bar Talk
Johnny Mathis – Open Fire, Two Guitars
June LaSalvia – How The Waist Was Wone
Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
Kayak – The Best of Kayak
Kayak – Starlight Dancer
Kayak – Periscope Life
Kenny Rogers And The First Edition – Ballad of Calico
The Kingbees – The Big Rock
Larry Coryell – Tributaries
Laura Nyro – Season Of Lights
Lee Konitz – Inside Hi-Fi
The Lettermen – A Lettermen Kind Of Love
Lorez Alexandria – Deep Roots
Maynard Ferguson – Boy With Lots of Brass
Mazarati – Mazarati
McCoy Tyner – Supertrios
Mica Paris – So Good
The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues
The Mountainairs – Good Ole Mountain Music
Nantucket – Nantucket
Nils Lofgren – Cry Tough
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Paul Desmond – Easy Living
Pebbles Presents – Highs In The Mid Sixties Vol. 7
Phil Driscoll – Celebrate Freedom
Pink Floyd – The Final Cut
Professor Peter Schickele – The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach
Ray Davies – Return To Waterloo
Ray Price – Born To Lose
Ray Price – Greatest Hits
Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior
Richard Rodgers – Victory At Sea Volume II
Sidney Poitier – To Sir, With Love
Skeeter Davis – Sings Standards
Small Faces The Best Of British Rock
Sonlight – A Sonlight Christmas
Tammy Wynette – The First Lady
Tear It Up – Just Can’t Stand It
Various – At The Hop
Various – British Gold
Various – Heartland USA
Various – New Jury’s Summer Cabaret
Various – Retro Is Poison
Various – They Call It An Accident (Soundtrack)
Various – Wizards From The Southside
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon
Wayne Newton – Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Willis Jackson – Headed And Gutted
Willis Jackson – Nothing Butt…
The 5th Dimension – Living Together, Growing Together
The 5th Dimension – Star Dancing

12” Singles
Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man
Joy Division – Transmission

September 30th at Dumb Records: Sidestep, Stick People, Black Box

Hello, hello! Welcome to another show announcement for something coming up at our space! This one is happening on Thursday, September 30th and it’s just a short and sweet three band show. For this one we have the band Sidestep coming from Louisville, Kentucky. Sidestep played at our space here before the pandemic as a solo act. Will it be a solo act this time? We are not sure! Stream Sidestep’s newest release on the player below. This show also features a couple of big return shows from local groups that frequently played here before the pandemic! This includes Taylorville’s alternative/punk band Stick People and also Springfield’s fast hardcore band Black Box!!

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for another look at what’s coming up in this new era!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! It’s another Tuesday here at Dumb Records and we have some serious goodies going out on the shelves today and throughout the past week. Don’t forget our store is open every day from 10:30am – 7:00pm. The Dumb Arcade is open those same hours. This week we’ve got a long list of new and used LPs that have been going out – this isn’t even everything, and this doesn’t include re-stocks. We’ve also constantly got a good chunk of CDs and cassettes going out nowadays too but we don’t have room to list those. Sorry! Anyways, here is a list of those LPs!

New LPs
Anti-Flag – 17 Song Demo
Bad Company – Rock N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of
Björk – Selma Songs
Black Panther – Music From And Inspired By
Blind Melon – Blind Melon
Blues Pills – Holy Moly!
Budgie – Squawk
Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dead Moon – Defiance
Devil Driver – Dealing With Demons
Dr. Dre – 2001 Instrumentals Only
Eminem – Kamikaze
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Hjelvik – Welcome To Hel
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
Linkin Park – One More Light
Man On Man – Man On Man
Of Montreal – Satanic Panic In The Attic
Pachyman – The Return of Pachyman
Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die
Possessed – Revelations of Oblivion
Ramones – Road To Ruin
Sonic Youth – Evol
Stormruler – Under The Burning Eclise
Switchfoot – Interrobang
Trainspotting – Music From The Motion Picture
Type O Negative – Slow, Deep And Hard
Vader – Solitude In Madness
Various – Seattle Grunge: Live
The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence
Wire – Pink Flag
2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now

Used LPs
The Adicts – Rise And Shine
Aerosmith – Get Your Wings
Air Supply – Love And Other Bruises
Bad Company – 10 From 6
Bill Medley – Sweet Thunder
Bill Watrous – Manhattan Wildlife Refuge
Bing Crosby – Christmas Classics
Black Oak Arkansas – X-Rated
Brand X – Is There Anything About?
Catfish Hodge – Soap’s Opera
Chris Jagger – Chris Jagger
Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry’s Golden Hits
Connie Smith – Sings Hank Williams Gospel
Conway Twitty – Honky Tonk Angel
The Dave Clark Five – Greatest Hits
David Werner – David Werner
Dean Friedman
Della Reese – Della On Stage
Dio – Intermission
Dio – Sacred Heart
Dixie Dregs – Freefall
Dixie Dregs – Night Of The Living Dregs
Diz Watson – Rhumbalero
Doris Day – The Magic Of Doris Day
Ed Bruce – Tell ‘Em I’ve Gone Crazy
The Eddie Boy Band – The Eddie Boy Band
El Chicano – El Chicano
Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight
Family – Anyways
Fenton Robinson – Somebody Loan Me A Dime
Free – Completely Free
The Four Tops – Catfish
Frederick Fennell – Winds In Hi-Fi
Funky Kings – Funky Kings
George Carlin – Class Clown
Golden Earring – Grab It For A Second
Goose Creek Symphony – Goose Creek Symphony
Goose Creek Symphony – Do Your Thing But Don’t Touch Mine
Graham Parker – Another Grey Area
Hank Williams – 24 Of Hank William’s Greatest Hits
Henry Busse – The Uncollected 1935
The Hollies – What Goes Around
The Horace Silver Quinet – Finger Poppin’ With…
Jackie De Shannon – Lonely Girl
The Joe Newman Quintet – Jive At Five
John Coltrane – The Mastery Of Vol. 1
Johnny Diesel & The Injectors – s/t
Johnny Hodges – A Tribute To
Kayak – Kayak
The Lettermen – I Have Dreamed
The Lettermen – Feelings
The Lettermen – Goin’ Out Of My Head
Living Marimbas – Mexican Joe
Liza Minnelli – Flora, The Red Menace
The Max Roach 4 – Plays Charlie Parker
Mental As Anything – Greatest Hits Volume One
Michael Stanley – Michael Stanley
Mike Carubia / Thad Jones-Mel Lewis – Jazz Rock And You
Mi-Sex – Space Race
Moxy – Moxy
Musical Youth – The Youth Of Today
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – Who Are Those Guys?
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – New Riders
The Oscar Peterson Trio – Another Day
Pam Mark Hall – Supply And Demand
Plas Johnson – The Blues
Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
Pseudo Echo – Race
Ramsey Lewis – Choice! The Best Of The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Rick Foster – Hymns For Classic Guitar
Rockmelons – Tales Of The City
Serbio Mendes – Home Cooking
Slade – Slayed?
Stanley Turrentine – Betcha
Sweet – VI
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
The Three Ring Circus – Groovin’ On The Sunshine
Tomita – Firebird
The Turtles – Golden Hits
Various – Bat Cave
Various – British Archives Volume 1
Various – Music From Free Creek
The Waikikis – Hawaii Tattoo
Wild Cherry – Electrified Funk
The Youngbloods – The Best Of
Yusef Lateef – Yusef Lateef
101 Strings Orchestra – Plays Hank Williams

“Artists In Harmony” at Anvil & Forge August 27th + 28th

Here is a thing coming up next weekend downtown that we feel important tom mention here on our site! SonnyD Artistry is teaming up with Anvil & Forge and DIM Art House and us(?) to present “Artists In Harmony” – a weekend long music and art event at Anvil & Forge on Friday and Saturday August 27th & 28th! Taken from the facebook event:

There’s nothing like a cool collaboration to bring about harmony! SonnyD Presents The POP! Life & DIM Art House are teaming up for “Artists In Harmony” at Anvil & Forge Brewing. This two night themed showcase will feature musically inspired original artwork, as well as live performances from 20 local acts on multiple stages. The premise being to exhibit the undeniable coalition between music & visual arts. You won’t want to miss the one of a kind vinyl Dumb Records wall & all of the other surprises we have in store. So, pop on out to Anvil for this fun music/art mashup & celebrate our first big show of the year! Open call artists & musicians may contact Sonya Sanders Dilley or Jeff Curtis Williams for all participation info & keep an eye on this event page for updates as they develop.

Then the schedule is so jam-packed with performers, it is too many for us to list off! We’ll just go ahead and post the schedule here, also taken from the facebook event:

Wowza! Also yes, this event does occur at the same time as our free Laura Jane Grace show in our alleyway. That is okay though – our show will likely start at 7:00 pm on Saturday and get over around 9:30 pm, so the Artists In Harmony event will still be going on and can act as the aftershow to our event (especially for those who are looking to go to a bar downtown).

Today Downtown: Open Streets 2021

Oh shoot – today is open streets day here downtown! Who’d of thought! It’s actually going on right now! That’s right – from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm you can do whatever you want in the streets here downtown. You can do backflips, or skateboard in the streets. This year the area that is blocked off is different than previous years. Monroe Street in front of our store is NOT blocked off, instead the area more behind us – between 4th and 5th streets and between Capitol and Edwards is. That is pretty much around the entire “Y-Block” where the Levitt AMP Concert Series was held.

For more info, head on over to the Downtown Open Streets facebook event right here, or!

September 18th at Dumb Records: Grey Slush, The Telephone Junkies, Hushpad

…And here’s another show announcement! Sorry! This one is happening on Saturday, September 18th at our space around one month from now. At Dumb Records – “the name to remember for performance and value”! For this show we have “Grey Slush” – Grey Slush is an indie rock group from Peoria Illinois! You can stream their debut EP on the player embedded below. For this show we also have the return of The Telephone Junkies! Telephone Junkies put out an album last year and it’s great. Looks like opening things up we have the Lincoln, Illinois-based shoegaze project Hushpad.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here (be careful, we just made it so it’s hot and fresh out of the oven). Also check our shows page on our site for a list of all three shows we have lined up right now.

And, as things continue to be uncertain with rising cases of COVID-19 in our area – it is safe to say that we will be checking for proof of vaccines at this show and requiring masks as well.

September 13th at Dumb Records: Blind To Life, Split, Prevention

Here we go… we are announcing another show to be happening inside our space! This one is going to be happening on Monday, September 3rd. It features just three bands, and it’s a short and sweet hardcore show.

This one just features one touring act and that is “Bliind To Life.” They are from Colorado Springs, Colorado and you can stream their newest two-song release on the player embedded below. We also have the band “Split’ coming from St. Louis. This was a very hard band to find on the internet, but we finally found them and their music is online right here. Prevention (from here in Springfield) is playing as well, we are not sure if Prevention is opening, closing the show, or playing right in the middle, so you better be there for all of it!

This show will begin at 7:00 pm and admission this tie around is $7 (bring your cash). Find a facebook event for this one right here. We certainly hope our region and country is in a better place in terms of rising cases of COVID-19 by the time of this show, but we will likely be checking proof of vaccines and requiring masks at this one once again.

Illinois Times: Best of Springfield 2021 Nominee Voting Now Open

Great news! It’s everyone’s favorite (maybe some of your least favorite) time of the year! It’s time for the annual Best of Springfield polls, put together by The Illinois Times! The time where we all vote for our favorite local businesses, artists, musicians, and people in various categories. The “nominee round” is now active online and goes until August 23rd at midnight. (That would be the night of August 22nd, right?)


Finalists will be chosen from the nominee voting and the regular voting among those finalists goes from September 16th through September 27th.

This year as always there is a pretty hefty Music category where you can vote for your favorite musicians, bands, and venues. There is also an “Arts, Culture & Entertainment” section. Dumb Records is in the running for “Best Music Store” under the “Retail” section. Also “Best Place To Go Downtown” under Arts, Culture & Entertainment and “Best Small Music Venue” under Music.

Good luck to everyone out there! Results will be published in the October 28th issue of the Illinois Times.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! Good afternoon! It’s Tuesday, and we are here once again with another thick (very thick) stack of new and used LPs that have been hitting the shelves at our record store within the past week. This list doesn’t even include re-stocks (amazing), and it’s not even everything. We are open every single day from 10:30am – 7:00pm right here downtown. Please subscribe to us on youtube. Okay, get ready for this long list:

New LPs
A Tribe Called Quest – The Anthology
Andra Day – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Amaryllis – Bread, Love And Dreams
Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Green Onions
David Axelrod – Earth Rot
Eddie Harris – Bossa Nova
Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix In The West
The Killers – Pressure Machine
King Tubby – Meets The Upsetter
My Chemical Romance – I Brought You My Bullets
Run D.M.C. – King Of Rock
Silverstein – When Broken Is Easily Fixed
The Stooges – Live At Goose Lake 1970
The Strokes – Angles
Toots And The Maytals – Never Grow Old
Tori Amos – Under The Pink

Used LPs
Aerosmith – In The Ruts
Alan Price – The House Of The Rising Sun
Alarm – Strength
Ashford & Simpson – Is It Still Good To Ya
Burl Ives – Burl Ives With Guitar
Brute Force – Brute Force
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
Charles Aznavour – Aznavour ‘83
Chubby Checker – Twist With Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker – Your Twist Party
Chubby Checker – Don’t Knock The Twist
Cole Porter – …And Then I Wrote
Conway Twitty / Loretta Lynn – The Best Of
Cornell Dupree – Teasin’
Crawler – Snake, Rattle And Roll
Crack The Sky – Live Sky
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chooglin’
Cryan Shames – Synthesis
Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs – Newport ‘58
Dion – Ruby Baby
The Dukes of Dixieland – Duke’s Place
Elvis – Elvis Love Songs
Elvis Presley – Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley – Good Times
Emmylou Harris – Bluebird
Emmylou Harris – Last Date
Etta James – The Best Of Etta James
Ferrante And Teicher – Live For Life
The Four Seasons – The Four Seasons Hits
Frank Sinatra – Sings Rodgers And Hart
Frankie Valli – The Very Best Of
George Benson – In Concert At Carnegie Hall
Gene Pitney – Greatest Hits Of All Time
The Grant Geissman Quintet – Good Stuff
Hank Williams – The Greatest Hits Of Hank Williams
Hermin’s Hermits – The Best Of Volume 2
Janis Joplin – I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Agin
Jeff Beck And The Yardbirds – I Ain’t Done No Wrong
Jimmie Spheeris – Isle Of View
Jim Reeves – The Country Side Of Jim Reeves
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland
John W. Bubbles – Bubbles (John W. That Is…)
John Renton – Half In, Half Out
Jon Anderson – 3 Ships
Journey – Captured
Juice Newton & Silver Spur – After The Dust Settles
Karen Briggs – Karen
The Knack – Round Trip
Lawrence Welk – Songs Of The Islands
Laurie Anderson – Home Of The Brave
Leontyne Price – A Program Of Song
Lene Lovich – Stateless
Lilita Pop – Lolita Pop
Little River Band – Monsoon
Lone Star – Lone Star
The Lovin’ Spoonful + More – What’s Shakin’
Mario Nascimbene – The Vikings
Marty Robbins – Gold
Mick Greenwood – …To Friends
Mike Oldfield, Sally Oldfield – US-101
Moe Bandy – No Regrets
Moe Bandy – Here I Am Drunk Again
Morris Albert – After We’re Left Each Other
Neil Young – Massey Hall 1971
Pablo Cruise – Reflector
Pearl Bailey – The One And Only Pearl Bailey Sings
Pink Eye – Worldwide Columbine
The Plastic Ono Band – Live Peace In Toronto
The Pretty Things – Real Pretty
Ray Price – The Best Of Ray Price
The Rezillos – Mission Accomplished…
The Robert Stigwood Orchestra – Plays Bee Gees’ Hits
The Rockets – Back Talk
Rod McKuen – In The Beginning
Roy Clark – The Other Side of Roy Clark
Rubettes – Rubettes
The Seeds – Raw & Alive
Sha Na Ha – Sha Na Na
Sippie Wallace – Sippie
Status Quo – Messages From The Status Quo
Steve Goodman – Artistic Hair
Steve Wariner – It’s A Crazy World
Steve Wariner – One Good Night Deserves Another
Tony Bennett – Tony’s Greatest Hits
Traffic – Best of Traffic
Traffic – When The Eagle Flies
Uriah Heep – Return To Fantasy
Various – Country’s Greatest Hits
Various – Solid Gold Programming
Wang Chung – To Live And Die In L.A.
WAR – Greatest Hits
The Who – The Best Of The Who
Woody Woodbury – Looks At Love And Life
Yvonne Elliman – Night Flight
Z.Z. Hill – Bluesmaster
5th Dimension – Individually & Collectively

Tonight at Dumb Records: End It, Shackled, Bitter Truth, Prevention, Barosa

Saturday night here at Dumb Records seemed to be a successful first show back for us with Bottom Bracket, Attic Salt, and Tilt Warning! We are ready to do this again, this time maybe with heavier bands!

Once again, before we get into the bands for tonight, let’s go over our updated policies regarding attendees and COVID-19:

  • All show attendees will be required to provide proof of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or negative COVID test within the last 72 hoursmasks are required at these events for all attendees.
  • Masks are required at these events for all attendees.

Okay, for this show, we’ve got… the band END IT from Baltimore, Maryland on tour. You can check out a short song of theirs streaming on the player below. End It will be on tour with Shackled from Howell, New Jersey. Both of them are heavy hardcore bands. Then coming from a different direction of the country is Bitter Truth from Grand Rapids, Michigan! In the middle of all of this we do have the EP release show for local hardcore band Prevention! You know, the four song EP they released earlier this month. Opening things up is a band called Barosa. They might loosely be based out of Decatur, IL.

All of that begins TONIGHT at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 for this one. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Our shows page… doesn’t really have anything else on it right now.