Hello there. We have been processing seriously hard this week to get as many records out in the racks as possible. We also had a delivery of new sealed stock with loads of classic albums. These are all high quality 180 gram reissues from artists like Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn, Iron Maiden, Sun Ra etc. These would make great Christmas presents – and if you are not sure why not buy a gift voucher.
You would think that with the Christmas rush we would be getting less people selling us records but its been completely the opposite. It’s been mental. One of my favourite things about working in a record shop is seeing the collections that people sell in. It really tells you something about the person. We got sold in a really cool pile of records this week which really made me think about how well the records all worked together and made me imagine what the person must be like. The collection included most Virginia Astley LPs, Gene Clark, Pink Floyd, Judee Sill, Brian Eno etc. All very pastoral, and pretty psychedelic. I love the Virginia Astley records and really cannot recommend them enough.
We found a few boxes in our storage of old Jungle and Drum & Bass from a collection years ago that we just started to process. This was from a huge collection I bought in Medway sometime ago. There were some serious records in these boxes – from 89-98 but mostly golden era Jungle. Artists like Tango, Goldie, Mega City 2, Photek, Bad Influence & Satin Storm. Check this ripping footage of Goldie dropping Satin Storm on a boat in Croatia in 2012 lol.
We had our soul expert in for a few days concentrating on the huge backlog of soul 45s. He must have priced up a few hundred including a few choice titles such as Lonnie Liston Smith “Expansions” (which we also have on 12″) and The Rah Band “Message From the Stars”. Cosmic!
We had a few nice signed items in this week. We had a fully signed Byrds “greatest hits” (including Gene Clark!) and a fully signed Kinks EP!!!
THIS WEEKS TOP TEN!!
This week we have Nicholas Bullen, Brummie institution, founder of NAPALM DEATH, sonic arts bad boy and Rainbow Grave screamer.
1984 Reggae Top 10
Massive sounds from the year I left school.
- Carlton Livingstone – Hundred Weight Of Collie Weed (Greensleeves)
- Robert Ffrench – Meet Me By the River (Rocky 1)
- Papa Levi – Big ’n’ Broad (Greensleeves)
- Barrington Levy – Murder (Jah All Mighty)
- Jah Screechy – Walk And Skank (Blacker Dread)
- Jackie Chang & Silver Fox – Nobody Move (Crown H.I.M.)
- Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling (Black Roots)
- Toyan – Hot Bubble Gum (Power House)
- Daddy Rusty – No No Way (Greensleeves UK Bubblers)
- Early B – Bicycle Bicycle (Rosy Uprising)