Happy Birthday Dumb Records

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Looks like we have a surprise in store for you all today! On this day exactly five years ago (January 10th, 2014), it was the first day open at our original location on South Grand- the grand opening celebration was the very day after that on the 11th. The past few years we have celebrated our store’s birthday with “free record day” and have handed out free records. Today we want to do something to commemorate our store’s five year anniversary – so we are holding a *very* soft open in the store from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We will continue to hold just the one hour of the store being open for the next week for those of you wanting to come by and take a peek at the new space. We will also of course have a limited selection of vinyl LPs, CDs, and a new line of Dumb Records shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets for sale. For those of you who do not know, our new location is at 418 E Monroe St.


P.S. – we will soon be updating our Black Sheep history page to tell an accurate timeline and series of events leading up to our move to our new downtown home.

P.S.S. – did you know that we have not missed a single day with Dumb Records’s Record Of The Night™ so far this year?!? It’s been a great way of showing some sort of progress on things we are doing with the new space.

P.S.S.S. – if you are not able to make it in the one hour the store is open, we are still selling records and CDs online through discogs.com! Check out our discogs page right here. We will have an online store setup for Dumb Records merchandise set up very soon as well.

An Update: January 2nd, 2019


Hello! It’s been a minute since we’ve really used our website to post about anything that has been going on with our big move downtown. Now that we’ve got a new domain (dumbrecs.com) and are in a new year, we feel it is finally time to catch up a little bit!

Yes, we are completely moved out of the old locations of Dumb Records and Black Sheep in Southtown. The final shows this past month were all incredible. Thank you all who came out for any of those or who have supported us in any way. Money that was raised at those shows is going towards startup costs and building materials for the new space.

When will we be open? We only just started working in the new space a couple of days ago, and it will take time to get things exactly how we want them to be setup for our record store and show space. We would like to say that we will be open in some form or another by the end of this month, even if it is just a soft opening for the record store portion. It is likely that the store portion will be open in some form before we are able to have shows. We are still not putting anything on the calendar for shows.

If you are wanting to help, we have a private facebook group going covering discussion on what projects we are currently tackling in the new space. That is our best means of communicating to a group that wants to help right now. Work is being done on the space in some form or another every day right now. Our old group is just an all around group for “Springfield IL Area Shows” which we mean to cover shows going on in town elsewhere such as The Radon, Bar None, and CFP. All of those spots are currently hosting shows while we work on our new space.

We have just now re-launched our Discogs online store! This means that even though our store is closed right now, if you really want to you can order from us online! There might be a limited amount of items listed there now, but we are building it up every day. Some of you may have also noticed we printed new shirts with a re-vamped logo – there will be a separate online store launched for that and other merch very soon! Be on the lookout for that!

That’s it for now!

New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records


It’s pretty much the weekend, right? What’s up with all this snow on the ground? We just told you about what’s going on for Black Friday Record Store Day in just about one week at Dumb Records, here we are again with what’s been new in the store this week. There is still a steady flow of hip hop and R&B 12″ singles from the 90’s and 00’s flowing in, also new this week the store has been starting to get a bunch of premium still sealed CDs of all different genres. Come on out to Black Sheep Band Lotto tomorrow night and see for yourself! Let’s look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into what’s new:

Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: [closed for Thanksgiving]
Friday (Black Friday): 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Used LPs
Gary U.S. Bonds – Dedication
The Johnny Van-Zant Band – The Last Of The Wild Ones
Leon Russell – Life And Love
Mason Williams – Phonograph Record
Michael Stanley Band – Cabin Fever
Michael Stanley Band – Heartland
Peter Frampton – Wind of Change
Robin Trower – Live!
Rocky Burnette – The Sun of Rock And Roll
Ruth Brown – Softly
Santana – Marathon
Steve Winwood – Talking Back To The Night
Steve Windwood – Chronicles
Traffic – Heavy Traffic
WAR – All Day Music
Wishbone Ash – Locked In
Wishbone Ash – Hot Ash

Used 12” Singles
112 – Peaches & Cream
112 – Only You
Ali Vegas – It’s Time
Ali – Love Letters Remix
Case – Missing You
Cee-Lo – Gettin’ Grown
Celia Cruz – Ella Tiene Fuego Remixes
Chante Moore – Straight Up
Charli Baltimore – Hey Charli
Chronic 2000 – Still Smokin’
Chico DeBarge – Give You What You Want
Craig David – 7 Days
Coko – Sunshine
Complexions – Gangsta Blues / I Wanna Get To Know You
Cool Breeze – Cre-A-Tine
Common – I Got A Right Ta
Common – Come Close To Me
Crash – Raven / Street Cats
Crib Underground – Crib Underground
Crimewave – Think Big
Criminalz – Doing It Big / My Life
Da Brat – What’chu Like
Fatima – Crazy For You
Felecia – This Ain’t Livin Remixes
Field Mob – All I Know
Four Tops – Night Light Harmony
Freckles – Dance With Me
Funkmaster Flex & Big Kep – Ill Bomb / Communication
The Lox – Money, Power & Respect
The Lox – F*ck You
Major Figgas – Yeah That’s Us
Mister Tibbs – Sureshots
Onyx – Slam
Outsiderz 4 Life – College Degree
Rah Digga – Break Fool
Skee-Lo – At The Mall
Skooter Mac – Been Sooo Long

New CD’s
2Pac – Until The End of Time
Adema – Adema
Beach Boys – Concert
Bonnie Raitt – Fundamental
Boston – Corporate America
Brand New Immortals – Tragic Show
Brian Culbertson – After Hours
Built To Spill – Perfect From Now On
Chris Whitley – Rocket House
Count Basie – 1946-1947
Electronic – Raise The Pressure
Elton John – Caribou
Enigma – MCMCX a.D.
DJ Spooky – Optometry
Everlast – Eat At Whiteys
Face To Face – Ignorance Is Bliss
The Fugees – The Score
George Duke – Muir Woods Suite
The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl
Goo Goo Dolls – Superstar Car Wash
Gordon Lightfoot – Summer Side of Love
Huey Lewis And The News – Hard At Play
Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius
Jethro Tull – Stand Up
Joan Jett & THe Blackhearts – Notorious
John Hammond – Got Love If You Want It
John McLaughlin – The Heart of Things
Joni Mitchell – Blue
John Scofield – Quiet
Keith Sweat – Make It Last Forever
Keith Sweat – Keith Sweat
Miles Davis – Porgy And Bes
Miles Davis – You’re Under Arrest
Orbital – Back To Mine
Pat Metheny Group – Quartet
Peter, Paul and Mary – Late Again
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
R.E.M. – Singles Collected
Shyheim – Manchild
Sun Ra – The Magic City
TLC – Fanmail
Tony Bennett – The Art of Romance
Various – Blue Roots Volume Three
Various – Deep Porn
Various – Trance
Weather Report – Black Market
Will Smith – Born To Reign

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s Wednesday night and it’s been a minute since we’ve gotten in a new arrivals post for Dumb Records. Sorry. The record store (1107 South Grand East) has still been getting truckloads full of used hip hop singles every day, as well as plenty of other stuff. Expect a post on what the store is doing for Black Friday this year very soon. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into those new arrivals:

Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon- 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Albert Collins – Don’t Lose Your Cool
Albert King – I’ll Play The Blues For You
Barry White – I’ve Got So Much To Give
Basia – Time And Tide
Bootsy’s Rubber Band – This Boot Is Made For Fonk-N
Cat Stevens – Cat Stevens
The Chipmunks – Let’s All Sing With The Chipmunks
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions – ABC Collection
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Superstar Series
Dru Hill – How Deep Is Your Love
Festival: America’s Musical Roots
Gato Barbieri – Ruby, Ruby
The Impressions – The Impressions
James Taylor – Never Die Young
John Stewart – California Bloodlines
Nancy Wilson – Music On My Mind
Natalie Cole – I Love You So
Queen Latifah – Order In The Court
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
Sam Cooke – This Is Sam Cooke
Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills
Styx – Man of Miracles
Sweet Comfort Band – Breakin’ The Ice
Tatyana Ali – Daydreamin’
The Temptations – Live!
Tim Weisberg – Tim Weisberg
Tim Weisberg – Hurtwod Edge
Triple Deep – Version 1.0
Various – Teensville

Used 12” Singles
112 – Come See Me Remix
Baby AKA The #1 Stunna – Looks Like A Job 4
Baby DC – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Bathgate – Fuck That
Billy Lawrence – Come On
Busta Rhymes – We Gon’ To Do It To Ya
Busta Rhymes / Mariah Carey – I Know What You Want
Charli Baltimore – Money
Charli Baltimore – Charli
Cherish – Miss P.
Cherokee – Nectarine
Chingo Bling – Walk Like Cleto
Chingy – Holiday Inn
Chingy – Right Thurr
Cleopatra – Cleopatra’s Theme
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Crooked I – Still Tha Row
Derek David – Jailhouse Rock
Dilated People – Worst Comes To Worst
DJ Quik – Hand In Hand
DMX – The Great Depression
DMX – Catz Don’t Know
Do Or Die – Playa Like Me
En Vogue – Riddle
Enchantte – I Like The Way (You Make Me Feel)
Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
Jay-Z – Girls, Girls Girls / Takeover
Jaz-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.) / You Don’t Know
G. Dep – Special Delivery / Bad Boy For Life
Malik Yousef – The Great Chicago Fire
Marc Dorsey – If You Really Wanna Know
Mariah Carey – Boy (I Need You)
Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
Most Wanted – Jobs Jobs Jobs
Nas – One Mic / Rewind
Nelly – Dilemma / Air Force Ones
Nuff Ruffness – Spark’s Original Mix
Original P – Jump Up In The Air
Peter Brown – Burning Love Breakdown
Petey Pablo – I
Petey Pablo – Da Anthem / 919
Petey Pablo – I Told Y’all
Petey Pablo & Rasheeda – Vibrate
Professor Gruff – Blood Of The Profit
Puff Daddy – Do You Like It… Do You Want It
Rah Digga – Imperial / Do The Ladies Run This
Raheem DeVaughn – Until
Rahsun – Y’all Ain’t Crazy
Rahsun – I’ll Be Around
Ram Squad – Ballers (Up In Here)
Robert Miles – Children
Queen Latifah – Bananas
Queen Latifah – Paper
Royce Da 5’9” – You Can’t Touch Me
Styles P – GOod Times
The Theory – Wind It Up
TQ – Keep It On The Low
Usher – Pop Ya Colla
Vega – Let Me Get It
Will Smith – Will 2k
Willie Max – I’m Not Your Girlfriend

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s only been a few days since we’ve updated you with what’s new at Southtown record store Dumb Records, but here we are just a couple of days later with a fresh stack of wax to list off. Plenty of more used LPs and hip hop / R&B 12″ singles hitting the shelves once again this week. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into what’s new:

Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
April Wine – Love At THe El Mocambo
Badfinger – Straight Up
Bar-Kays – Injoy
Bob Dorough – Multiplication Rock
Damita Jo – The Big 15
Muddy Waters – King Bee
Nothing To Lose – Soundtrack
Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits
Sade – Diamond Life
Samantha Sang – Emotion
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
Sammy Hagar – All Night Long
Stevie Wonder – The Original Musiquarium I
Trapeze – Trapeze
Trooper – Trooper
Various – 20 Solid Gold Hits
Various – Gold Rush 79
Various – Soul Train: Super Tracks
Various – Yesterday’s Goodies

12” Singles
50 Cent – In Da Hood / 8 Mile Road
Archie Eversole – I Hear Ya Talkin’ / Rock Like What?
Black Rob – Thug Story / Lookin’ At Us
Bone Crusher – Take Ya Clothes Off
Bonafide Kings – Tick Tock
Boo & Gotti feat. Lil Wayne – Ain’t It Man
Boss Howg – Worldwide Renegades
Brandy – U Don’t Know Me
Brownsville Station – No BS
Buddha Monk – Spark Somebody Up / Warrior Chief
Busta Rhymes – Party Is Goin’ On Over Here
Busta Rhymes – Do The Bus A Bus
Busta Rhymes – Fire
Cap.One – Ladies & Willies
Capone-N-Noreaga – Reunion (LIve This Way)
Ciara – Get Up
Chico Debarge – Listen To Your Man
Club Nouveau – Ghetto Swang
Cypress Hill – Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol
Dante Thomas – Miss California
Dave Hollister – The Weekend
The Diplomats – Built This City
D.I.T.C. – Thick
EPMD – Check 1, 2 / Crossover
EPMD – Pioneers / Rap Is Still Outta Control
Grandaddy Souf – Savage Journey
Half-A-Mill – Still
Hangman 3 – Rap Star / Ya Feel Me
Kool G Rap – Fast Life
King T – Got It Locked
KRS-One / High-n-Mighty – Clear ‘Em Out / Rumble
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Memphis Bleek – M.A.D.E.
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonight
Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow
Naughty By Nature – It’s On
Naughty By Nature – Craziest
Naughty By Nature – Wicked Bounce
Naughty By Nature – Poverty’s Paradise
Newcleaus – Jam On It
Nutta Butta – Freak Out
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Nice & Smooth – Boogie Down Bronx
Nice & Smooth – Jewel Of The Nile
Outkast – The Whole World
Rockin’ Sidney – My Toot Toot
Soul Assassins – When The Fat Lady Sings
Southernaire Allstars – I Believe
Tela – Bye! Bye! Hater! / Drugs
Temper – No Favors
T.I.P. – 2 Glock 9’s
Tina – Tipsy
WC – Flirt / Throw Ya Hood Up

New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records



For those of you who have not noticed, Dumb Records is recently exploding with newly stocked LPs and 12″ singles. If you did not hear, the store recently acquired a stock pile of 90’s/00’s hip hop and R&B mostly in the form of 12″ singles. Over the next month or so new additions from this collection will be added to the shelves in Dumb every single day. Of course also don’t forget that there is an open mic going on in the store tonight – if you come out you get 25% off everything in the store! Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into the new arrivals.

Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Black Eyed Peas – Bridging The Gap
Boxcar Willie – Boxcar Willie
Charlie Byrd – Delicately
Connie Smith – Connie’s Country
Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel
Dave Hollister – Ghetto Hymns Select
Diana Ross – Live At Caesars Palace
Earl Klugh – Earl Klugh
Jerry Lee Lewis – Would You Take Another Chance On Me?
Lalo Schifrin – Mission: Impossible
Little Steven – Trail of Broken Treaties
Johnny Duncan – Straight From Texas
Marc Benno – Lost In Austin
Maynard Ferguson – Screamin’ Blues
Moe Bandy – Greatest Hits
Moe Bandy – One Of A Kind
Nothing To Lose – Soundtrack
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know
Ramsey Lewis – Maiden Voyage
Ray Stevens – Guitarzan
Rick Nelson – Bright Lights & Country Music
Roy Buchanan – A Street Called Straight
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Lil Red Riding Hood
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
Savoy Brown – Hellbound Train
Sessions Records – 42 Golden Classics
Stevie Wonder – The Original Musiquarium I
T.G. Sheppard – I Love ‘Em All
Tri Atma – Ka Jakee Music
Various – Dam Dash Presents Dream Team
Various – Golden Goodies Vol. 14

12” Singles
1000 Clowns – Not The Greatest Rapper
Alfamega – Dope Man’s Phone # / Holla
Beenie Man / Red Dragon – Dungle Boogie / We Run Things
Busta Rhymes – Extinction Level Event
Busta Rhymes – Tear The Roof Off
Busta Rhymes – Party Is Goin’ On Over Here
Busta Rhymes – Do The Bus A Bus
Busta Rhymes – What’s It Gonna Be
Caddillac Tah – Pov City Anthem
Cardan – Jam On It
Cavie – Bouncin’ Down The Boulevard
Chante Moore – Who Do I Turn To
Chic – Your Love
Chico Debarge – Listen To Your Man
Choice – Runnin Me Hot
Christina Milian – Say I
Click – Get Live
Clipse – Ma, I Don’t Love Her
Club Nouveau – Ghetto Swang
Common – Like Water For Chocolate
Coo Coo Cal – How Does It Feel To Ya
The Crowd Pleasers – TCP
Cuban Link – Flowers For The Dead
Cypress Hill – High Life
Cypress Hill – Superstar
Da Brat – In Love Wit Chu
Da Fanatic’z – Who Got Da’ Props
Da Howg – Country
Da Wild Boyz – Drop That Soulja Rag / Click Click
Dante – Lawdy Lawdy
E-40 – Gasoline / One Night Stand
The East Flatbush Project – Everything We Spit Is Hard
Flipmode Squad – The Imperial
Fundisha – Live The Life
Ginuwine – Differences
Johnny Funk – In The Ghetto Remix
Kool G Rap – Fast Life
Lena Horne – Nature’s Baby
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam – Head To Toe
LL Cool J – Control Myself
Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
Newcleus – Jam On It
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Nice & Smooth – Boogie Down Bronx
Nicole featuring Cam’Ron – I Can’t See
Noel – Out Of Time
N.O.R.E. – Grimey
Nutta Butta – Freak Out
Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Mobb Deep – Gun Sling / Shot The F**k Up
Prince Rahiem – Rock Wit’ It
Refugee Camp All Stars – Avenues
Rise & Shine – Confess Your Sins
Tash – Nightfall / G’s Iz G’s
Taylor Dayne – Whatever You Want
Terror Squad – Whatcha Gon Do
Young Dro – Best Thang Smokin’
WC – Clean EP

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Maybe it’s been a minute again since we’ve came up with a list of new arrivals at Southtown record store Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand Ave East). There’s still been a very steady supply of used vinyl rolling into the store, and the store continues to list off new arrivals every day as well on their Discogs page / online store. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for this upcoming week and then we’ll get into what’s new! Don’t forget there is also an open mic coming up at Dumb Records this upcoming Saturday.

Sunday (today): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (open mic): 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Bobby Darin – Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin – This Is Darin
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bobby Vee – Meets The Ventures
The Buddy Holly Story – Soundtrack
Carole King – Fantasy
Carole King – One To One
The Charlie Daniels Band – Saddle Tramp
The Cryan’ Shames – Sugar & Spice
Dion – Sings His Greatest Hits
Donnie Iris – Back On The Streets
Earl Grant – Beyond The Reef
Earth, Wind & Fire – Head To The Sky
Electric Flag – The Best Of
Electric Light Orchestra – On The Third Day
Electric Light Orchestra – II
Elephant’s Memory – Take It To The Streets
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Works Volume 2
Emerson Lake & Palmer – In Concert
Foghat – Night Shift
Horst Jankowski – More Genius Of Jankowski
Jerome Kern – Show Boat
Jerry Lee Lewis – WHen Two Worlds Collide
Johnny Duncan – Greatest Hits
Kris Kristofferson – Kristofferson
Les Elgart and his Orchestra – For Dancers Only
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – The Roaring Silence
Marianne Faithfull – Greatest Hits
McKenna Mendelson Mainline – Stink
Miles Davis – Basis Miles
Moe Bandy – Following The Feeling
Moe Bandy – It’s A Cheating Situation
The Nashville Brass – Play More Nashville Sounds
National Lampoon Animal House – Soundtrack
Neil Diamond – Shilo
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Porter Wagoner / Dolly Parton – Just The Two of Us
Robert Palmer – Secrets
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley
Various – Country Winners ‘73
Various – Classic Rock: 1966
Various – The Greatest Hits From England
Various – Golden Rock N’ Rollers
Various – I Love Music
Various – Super Country
Various – Truckin’ On
Wayne Cochran – Wayne Cochran!
W.C. Fields – His Only Recording
The Youngbloods – The Youngbloods
Zapp – Zapp
Zebra – Zebra