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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

Don Cunningham - Something for Everyone [RSD BF 2020]
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In the winter of 2016, Luther Dickinson began touring behind the release of his latest record, Blues & Ballads: A Folksingers Songbook Vols 1 & 2. Normaltown Hall, a now extinct listening room that sat above the New West Records office in Athens, GA, was known for hosting community events and intimate concerts intended for the listener and performer to connect. The venue capacity was permitted for 115 listeners, but on the night of March 9, 2016 there might have been over 200 people stuffed into the venue. Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals), Sharde Thomas (drums, fife, vocals), Will Sexton (guitar), Amy LaVere (upright bass) and Brandon Chornes (drums) got on stage and brought down the house that night with a very intimate and eclectic set of American music.

New West Records is proud to release this once in a lifetime performance on super limited blue sky vinyl.

SIDE A: “Death Comes On Wings of Crepe / Blind Lemon and the Hook Man”, “Hurry Up Sunrise”, “Karmic Debt”, “Highwater (Soldier)”, “Station Blues”

SIDE B: “Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down”, “Bang Bang Lulu”, “Chevrolet”, “Shady Grove”, “Little Sally Walker"

Luther Dickinson - Rock, Live Concert [RSD BF 2020]
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The 1992 debut solo record from Grand Puba of Brand Nubian is remastered and comes to double colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

“Check Tha Resume”, “360°(What Goes Around)”, “That's How We Move It”, “Check It Out”, “Big Kids Don't Play”, “Honey Don't Front”, “Lickshot”, “Ya Know How It Goes”, “Reel To Reel”, “Soul Controller”, “Proper Education”, “Back It Up”, “Baby What's Your Name?”, “360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)”, “Who Makes The Loot?”

Grand Puba - Reel To Reel  [RSD BF 2020]
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Brand new recordings from John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen, produced by Jorma and engineered and mixed by Justin Guip, three-time Grammy winner for his work with Levon Helm, make their debut on red splatter translucent vinyl for RSD Black Friday. This release comes in a gatefold package with a twelve page booklet that includes a new interview with Jorma, conducted by Paul Epstein. 

“The Ballad of Easy Rider” -- Roger McGuinn, “People Get Ready” -- Curtis Mayfield, “Choices” -- George Jones, “Kansas City Southern” -- Gene Clark, “Borderline” -- Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Jim Dickerson, “Travelin’” -- Spencer Bohren, “The Old Homestead” --Spencer Bohren, “Someone’s Calling” -- John Hurlbut

Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut - The River Flows [RSD BF 2020]
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Eleven years after its initial release, Lil Wayne’s No Ceilings mixtape is now available for the first time on CD. The album includes the bonus track "Kobe Bryant."

1. Surf Swag 2. YM Wasted 3. Shoes 4. Broke Up feat. Fre$h & Gudda Gudda 5. Banned 6. Throw It In 7. That’s All I Have feat. Tyga & Zipp 8. Wayne On Me 9. I’m Good feat. Lucci Lou 10. Let Do It 11. I’m Single 12. Kobe Bryant (Bonus)

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings [RSD BF 2020]
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Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, giving the late rapper his first chart-topping effort. The set was released on July 3 via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Record. It was billed as Pop Smoke’s first studio album, following a pair of mixtapes: Meet the Woo, V.1 and Meet the Woo, V.2. 

Side 1 1. Bad Bitch From Tokyo (Intro) 2. Aim For The Moon Featuring Quavo 3. For The Night Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby 4. 44 BullDog 5. Gangstas 6. Yea Yea 7. Creature Featuring Swae Lee 8. Snitching Featuring Quavo & Future 9. Make It Rain Featuring Rowdy Rebel 10. The Woo Featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch

Side 2 1.West Coast Shit Featuring Tyga & Quavo 2. Enjoy Yourself Featuring Karol G 3 Mood Swings Featuring Lil Tjay 4. Something Special 5. What You Know Bout Love 6. Diana Featuring King Combs 7. Got It On Me 8. Tunnel Vision (Outro) 9. Dior

Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon [RSD BF 2020]
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Meet The Woo is the debut mixtape, where Pop Smoke's legacy began. For the first time ever, the mixtape will be released on CD, featuring the RIAA  Platinum single "Dior" as well as the RIAA Gold single "Welcome To The Party." Included on this CD are two remixes of "Welcome To The Party," one that joins Pop Smoke with Nicki Minaj and one that features Skepta.

1.“Meet The Woo” 2. “Welcome To The Party” 3. “Hawk Em” 4. “Better Have Your Gun” 5. “Scenario” 6. “Dior” 7. “Feeling” 8. “PTSD” 9. “Brother Man” 10. “Welcome To The Party (feat. Nicki Minaj)– Remix” 11. “Welcome To The Party (feat. Skepta) – Remix”

Pop Smoke - Meet The Woo [RSD BF 2020]
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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

Round Robin - Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
$27.99
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The Side By Side series goes to 12" as Corey Taylor of Slipknot takes on the classic Dead Boys track, with the original inspiration on the other side. 

"All This And More"/"All This And More" 

Corey Taylor/Dead Boys - All This And More (Side by Side) [RSD BF 2020]
$19.99
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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the debut album by U2, Boy. Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and produced by Steve Lillywhite, it was originally released on 20th October 1980. Features the singles “A Day Without Me” and “I Will Follow” as well as live favourites “Out Of Control” and “The Electric Co.”.

Limited edition white vinyl pressing includes an additional double-sided poster plus a lyrics/credits insert. Exclusive to independent retailers for RSD Black Friday 2020.

Side 1 1. I Will Follow 2. Twilight 3. An Cat Dubh 4. Into The Heart 5. Out Of Control
Side 2 1. Stories For Boys 2. The Ocean 3. A Day Without Me 4. Another Time, Another Place 5. The Electric Co. 6. Shadows And Tall Trees

U2 - Boy - 40th Anniversary Edition [RSD BF 2020]
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Elemental Music presents a never-before-heard complete concert which constitutes the only recorded testimony of the reunion of two jazz giants: French tenor and soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen and Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu. All tracks from this concert, which took place in Grenoble, France on February 12, 1988 are previously unreleased and boast excellent sound quality. The group is completed by the Italian bassist Riccardo del Fra (who frequently played and recorded with Chet Baker) and Chicago drummer Aaron Scott (who the year following this Grenoble concert would start a 14-year association and tenure with pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide).  This release includes specially prepared liner notes as well as never before published photos from the actual performance.

SIDE A: 1. L’ÂME DES POČTES 2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. SUMMERTIME
SIDE B: 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)

Barney Wilen - Barney and Tete: Grenoble '88 [RSD BF 2020]
$21.99

        
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