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!
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
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.
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
Surprise, it’s another week! We are slowly getting our footing back on things after this holiday, and soon… hopefully soon we will be fully open again. For now we are appointment only, and also shipping, delivering, and offering pick-up on orders placed on our online stores. Go to shopdumbrecords.com for a link to all of that. This week we don’t have as much stuff, but we are giving it to you anyways. No CDs this week, sorry. This is what you get. Don’t worry, there will be many more records to come in the future year of 2021.
New LPs Ahmad Jamal Trio – But Not For Me Britney Spears – Glory Drive-By Truckers – The New OK Faith No More – The Real Thing Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi Pop Smoke – Meet The Woo V. 2 Sigur Ros – ( ) Snoop Dogg – Rhythm & Gangsta The Stooges – The Stooges Tim Heidecker – Fear Of Death Toots & The Maytals – Ska Father Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother The Mountain
Used LPs Allan Sherman – My Son, The Nut Andy Williams – Andy Williams’ Greatest Hits The Cars – Shake It Up Cheap Trick – Dream Police Don Gibson – I Wrote A SOng Hugo Winterhalter – The Big Hits of 1965 Frank Mills – Music Box Dancer Freddy Weller – The Promised Land Gilbert O’Sullivan – I’m A Writer, Not A Fighter Joe Sample – Carmel Johnny Mathis – Mathis Is Louis Armstrong – Plays W.C. Handy Mantovani – Hollywood Modern English – Ricochet Days Mr. Pickwick – Santa And The Three Bears Nena – 99 Luftballoons New Orleans – Mighty Pope The Now – The Now Orchestra Maneuvers In The Dark – Crush Pat Benatar – Live From Earth The Rolling Stones – 12×5 Supertramp – Free As A Bird Various – Golden Organ Favorites Various – This Is The Big Band Era Various – 20 Original Winners of 1964 Yaz – Upstairs At Eric’s 101 Strings – Play More Million Sellers
12” Singles Chante Moore – Who Do I Turn To George Benson – Body Talk Penthouse Players Clique – Trust No B*tch Tab & Da Villon – Same O Thang
Welcome back to another week! Hopefully everybody had some good holidays. We sure did. Our store is still appointment-only this week. Some exciting news we have today is that Dumb Records was just recently nominated in two different award categories for Downtown Springfield Inc.‘s “Best of Downtown 2020″ annual awards. (We didn’t win anything just yet)! The picture above is from last year’s award ceremony, where we won the category of ” Innovative Business Concept.”
You can check out the list of nominees on the DSI website right here. We have been nominated in categories of “Best Retail” and also “Most Creative Promotion” with our downtown pinball tournament. This year’s ceremony is virtual due to COVID-19, and tickets can be found for the virtual ceremony on that same link. The virtual ceremony is being called “DSI & Chill” and is happening Thursday, January 21st.
Happy Christmas! Did you think we were going to stop on our streak of reporting local music news for Christmas? No! No thank you! Today we are bringing you a brand new music video that was recently released by Jacksonville-based psychedelic group The Dixie Narcos. That is a video for the song “Open The Mouth I Met” which is a track off of the band’s Godin Drag EP that was released just earlier this month. The video is an animation done by Robin Barnes and you can check it out on the player embedded below.
Check out more local music videos from over the years on our vids/pics page.
Does it make sense for the Illinois State Fair to be announcing the 2021 Grandstand lineup right now? We are not sure if a whole lot of anything makes sense anymore, or what type of world we will be living in by the time August rolls around. Nevertheless, this is the lineup that has been announced for the 2021 State Fair Grandstand. The fair is supposedly happening next year from August 12th through the 22nd.
Thursday, August 12th: Staind w/ TBA Friday, August 13th: ? Saturday, August 14th: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Sunday, August 15th: Toby Keith w/ Craig Morgan Monday, August 16th: The Traveling Salvation Show Tuesday, August 17th: Chris Young w/ Ingrid Andress Wednesday, August 18th: I Love The 90’s Tour Thursday, August 19th: Badflower w/ TBA Friday, August 20th: Kelsea Ballerini w/ Kylie Morgan Saturday, August 21st: ? Sunday, August 22nd: George Thorogood
Tickets can be found for sale with more info online right here on the state fair website.
Whoops, it’s late in the day and also we are getting very close to Christmas, but here are our new arrivals for the week. Our shop is still appointment only. So call, email, or message us about what time you want to come by and we will make it happen. What are our holiday hours? I dunno, just call and make an appointment for whatever time whatever day and we will make it work? Heck, even on Christmas if you want, who cares! Here’s another stack of some more new and used LPs, CDs, and 12″ singles that are in this week:
New LPs Alicia Keys – Alicia Beadaboobee – Fake It Flowers Big Star – Radio City Bjork – Vulnicura Britney Spears – Glory Drive-By Truckers – The New OK Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – May Our Chambers Be Full Faith No More – The Real Thing Godspeed You Black Emperor! – F# A# °° Childish Gambino – Because The Internet Jawbreaker – Dear You John Lee Hooker – House of the Blues Phish – Sigma Oasis New York Dolls – New York Dolls Nick Hakim – Will This Make Me Good Slayer – The Relentless Killogy Superchunk – Here’s Where The Strings Come In Toots And The Maytals – Ska Father War On Women – Wonderful Hell
Used LPs Above The Law – 4 The Funk of It The Beau Brummels – Introducing Bob James – Heads Bobby Whitlock – Rock Your Sox Off The Call – Reconciled Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band – Trane Whistle Donna Lynn – Be Styll And Know Frank Sinatra – 20 Classic Tracks George Jones – Walk Through This World With Me Genesis – Nursery Cryme Glenn Miller – Greatest Hits Grover Washington Jr. – Come Morning The Higher State – Volume 27 Humble Pie – Rock On John Lennon – Shaved Fish Julie London – About The Blues Larry Gatlin – Oh! Brother Little Sonny – New King of the Blues Harmonica Lynn Anderson – The Best of Lynn Anderson Michael Bloomfield – Count Talen And The Originals Precious Wilson & Eruption – Leave A Lighht Rick Springfield – Tao Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna – Goodnight Vienna Roadmaster – Sweet Music Russ David – You Don’t Have To Be A Millionaire RUSH – RUSH Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Look Around Slim Whitman – Till We Meet Again Stan Kenton – Capitol Jazz CLassics Volume 2 Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
12” Singles AM-FM – You Are The One Azie & Mobstyle – Up & Down Lenox Colonel Abrams – How Soon We Forget E-40 – Captain Save Them Thoe Freckles – Dance With Me Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – She’s A Bitch Rod Stewart – Passion
New / Used CDs Akinyele – Benny III Annie Lennox – Medusa Avant – Private Room A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement Before Dark – Daydreamin’ Brad – Shame Brooks & Dunn – Hard Workin’ Man Brooks & Dunn – Steers & Stripes Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner Emmylou Harris – Spyboy Eurythmics – Live: 1983-1989 Freedy Johnston – Right Between The Promises Fugazi – Steady Diet Of Nothing Gary Numan – Exile Gary Numan – The BBC Sessions The Hatters – The Madcap Adventures Hangnail – Facing Changes Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted Ice Cube – Greatest Hits Ivy – Long Distance Kenny Chesney – Greatest Hits Linda Eder – Broadway My Way Luke Slater – Alright On Top Mark Collie – Mark Collie Michael Hutchence – Michael Hutchence The Nylons – Four On The Floor: Live In Concert Regina Belle – Believe In Me The Seahorses – Do It Yourself Seven Rivers – 7 Rivers The Short Fuses – Get The Hell Down Sophie B. Hawkins – Timbre Various – Baroque at Bathtime Various – The Sensuous Classics Various – Simply The Best Night At The Opera Wade Hayes – Old Enough To Know Better
Today we bring you a brand new album from local hip hop artist “Sensai Doog“. That album is called Zarter Zero, and you can find it streaming online right here. A description of the album from Sensai Doog’s webpage:
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Sensai Doog has been hard at work this year – this is his fifth release that has came out in 2020! One other notable album of his that came out earlier this summer was Sincerely Yourz. We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 93 releases we have kept track of so far this year.