Rainbow Wednesdays: A New Wicked Pink Mix


Oh, hump day. It can feel like the longest day of the week, with 3 more days to go, or the shortest day with three days in the week down. To get over the hump, I figured I’d feature a new colored vinyl disc every week. I have what seems like a lot of different colored discs, but when you get down to it, I really only have enough in comparison to regular vinyl to feature just one or two a week.

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To kick it all off, I figured we’d start with a various artists EP because it’s really a beautiful color!

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Wicked Mix N-10-C-T

Various Artists

Side One

Sesame’s Treet – Smarte’s
Nightmare – Kid Unknown
Bonus Beat

Side Two

Ragga Tip – e-Lustrious
Systematic Input – Frequency
Bonus Beat

Listen Up!


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Listen Up

Various Artists

Side One

Listen Up – Raw Dance Remix
Listen Up – Let the Spirit Flow
Listen Up – A Cappella

Side Two

Listen Up – Full House Mix
Listen Up – Chakapella Dub Mix
Listen Up – Mabuye Afro Jazz Mix

The First Man In The Moon


I used to love reading, devouring books all day, everyday. These days, listening to stories is more my speed, like I can with this album.

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The First Man in the Moon

Side One

The First Man in the Moon

Side Two

The First Man in the Moon


On an unrelated note, this upcoming July, I’m rappelling a building (yep, a whole 22 stories!) in Boston to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Please check out my Over the Edge fundraising page HERE and consider donating today. Thank you so very much for your support!!

The U.N. Resolution On Racism


I grew up in the best of both worlds, when I was young I depended on myself for entertainment, playing outside using an imagination but I was in the first class to work with computers at school. My dad did get a home computer pretty early on, but I was still only in middle school. Facebook was a thing but hadn’t taken off until after my college antics. I escaped pretty unscathed from the digital era but still have the knowledge from growing up at the same time as the technology. Even with my background, I still forget what it was like to not have the news available at my fingertips.

What’s the weather? Click. Done.

What airline went down? Click. Done.

Stream a game while at work? Click. Done.

I forget that people used to need to be home to hear the radio or watch the home B&W TV or wait until the morning paper was out. That’s why albums like this exist. People couldn’t stream political addresses on their Facebook timeline, get the hottest trending news by push alert or just Google it. It’s amazing how far the technology has come in what could’ve been my dad’s lifetime (he was born in 1940) and how that shaped the vinyl industry.

We picked this up because we needed some more spoken word discs, but also because racism has been the large pot in the middle of the room that’s boiling over lately. I can’t even keep up now with the excessive force deaths let alone incidents anymore. It’s gotten to a point where witnesses are too scared to come forward. What is this?

It’s pathetic. We’re supposed to be this great nation where we have freedom and are innocent until proven guilty with a fair justice system. For all. We’re not. I hope that we can start having open and honest discussions with our neighbors and friends to expand our minds and realize at the end of the day, we’re all people trying to survive, pay our damn taxes and live another day. Get out there, try some food, look up some parallels to your own religion or ask somebody something simple like “what’s your favorite holiday and why?” or “what kind of music do you like?”. You’ll never know what kind of awesome and wonderful things you’ll find out!

End Rant (for now).

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Side One

Chaim Herzog: Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations

Side Two

Daniel P. Moynihan: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Jazz Musicians On Mike


This was a great find while out crate digging a while ago. There are so many talented jazz musicians featured and working together from the 1950s and early 1960s, it’s unbelievable! Since they are all working together, I’m going to tag them from the cover so you (and I) can find them if they’ve been featured before or at some point in the future.

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On Mike

Various Artists

Side One

Carson City Stage – Gerry Mulligan
Band Aid – Chet Baker
Blue Baiao – Laurindo Almeida
Shank’s Pranks – Shank & Rogers
A Nice Day – Chico Hamilton
Tiny Capers – Clifford Brown

Side Two

2 Degrees East – Lewis & Perkins
Albuquerque Social Swim – Richard Twardzik
Bock to Bock – Montgomery Brothers
Sextet – Gerry Mulligan
St. Louis Blues – Evans & Adderley
Sam’s Tune – Jazz Messengers

Side Three

Vacushna – Les McCann
Goin’ Down Catch Me a Woman – Amy & Bryant
That Healin’ Feelin’ – Holmes & McCann
Blues March – Jones & Land
Morris the Minor – Holmes & Ammons
Commin’ Thru the Apple – Holmes & McCann

Side Four

Blues for Yna Yna – Gerald Wilson
Little 3/4 for God & Co. – McCann & Turrentine
Freedom Sound – Jazz Crusaders
Business Meetin’ – Carmell Jones
Afterfact – Clare Fischer
Tippin’ on Thru – Curtis Amy

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Brook, Dinah, Sarah June And More Are Golden Goodies


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Golden Goodies

Various Artists

Side One

It’s Just a Matter of Time – Brook Benton
Broken-Hearted Melody – Sarah Vaughan
Twilight Time – The Platters
The Wedding – June Valli
The Stroll – The Diamonds

Side Two

Sea of Love – Phil Phillips
Unforgettable – Dinah Washington
Endlessly – Brook Benton
Misty – Sarah Vaughan
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters
Danny Boy – Sil Austin


On an unrelated note, this upcoming July, I’m rappelling a building (yep, 22 stories!) in Boston to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Please check out my Over the Edge fundraising page HERE and consider donating today. Thanks!!

 

Rainbow Week: A Wicked Blue Mix


It’s not too often I stumble upon a various artists disc that’s also on colored vinyl so obviously I had to scoop this up. The blue color is really quite stunning too!

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Wicked Mix

Various Artists

Side One

Shake Your Pants – Cameo
Best of My Love – Emotions
Numbers – Kraftwerk

Side Two

Dazz – Brick
The Beat Goes On – Orbit

It’s A Good Saturday For A Jazz Festival


I have another various artists full LP titled Jazz Festival but please don’t confuse this album with that one! Totally different artists on here!

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Jazz Festival

Various Artists

Side One

Stranger in Paradise – Jimmy Smith
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie – Jimmy Smith
Curro’s – Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams
Chantized – Curtis Fuller

Side Two

The Court – Curtis Fuller
Mr. L – Curtis Fuller
Ping Pong Beer – Teddy Charles, Philly Joe Jones and Paul Chambers
Mr. Lucky – Kai Winding

Rainbow Week: #DefJamBack


I have a lot of colored vinyl. Ignorant, I thought this was a new thing but I’ve found older albums of my dad’s that are different colors and old ones while out crate digging too. I don’t think my last post on colored vinyl and it’s history / what I have did much justice to it so this week, we’re focusing on different colors and formats of vinyl since they go hand in hand.

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This various artists disc is clear but a great start to the week despite not being the showiest in the collection. Why is it a great start? Like I said, I thought this was a new thing and I really thought it was spurred by Record Store Day which is what this album was released for.

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#DefJamBack

Various Artists

Side One

SupaFreak – Young Jeezy feat. 2 Chains
Boobie Miles – Big K.R.I.T.

Side Two

The OtherSide – The Roots feat. Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn
ROC – The Dream

Are You Caught Up?


I’m not sure where I picked this up right now since I’m a bit behind cataloging and I’m feeling lazy so I didn’t look up if it was mentioned in a weekly wrap up, but it’s such a great album. Lost Boyz, Snoop, KRS-One, Shaggy?!?! It’s a joint you really need to pick up if you come across it.

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Caught Up (The Soundtrack)

Various Artists

Side One

Ride On (Caught Up!) – Snoop Doggy Dogg & Kurupt
Work – Gang Starr
Work (Instrumental) – Gang Starr
You Don’t Want None – Mack 10 & Road Dawgs
Ordinary Guy – The Lost Boyz

Side Two

Ey-Yo (The Reggae Virus) – KRS-One, Mad Lion & Shaggy
Ey-Yo (The Reggae Virus (Instrumental)) – KRS-One, Mad Lion & Shaggy
Rock Me – AZ feat. Jermaine Dupri
All in the Club – Do or Die feat. Danny Boy & Johnny P.