Hello ! And welcome to the latest Reckless Blog post.
I trust you are all as well as can be in the current climate. Since we've reopened the shop we have been kept nice and busy purchasing lots of great vinyl and CD collections - as well as putting out hundreds of titles everyday! Lets have a look at what we bought this week:
1) Huge CD and Vinyl collection of Jazz and Classical. This was a collection of several thousand and included a lot of great Vinyl (all original issues!) from Cecil Taylor (several original Blue Note LPs), Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, loads of Folkways, The Beatles, Charles Tolliver, Max Roach, Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sly & The Family Stone, Pierre Boulez, Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Morton Feldman, Hank Mobley, Bob Dylan, Mose Allison, Keef Hartley, John Mayall, The Rolling Stones etc. There was lots of Modern/Avant Classical too, as well as a lot of Ethnographic LPs. The CDs were predominantly Avant Garde and Modern Composition (John Cage, Arvo Part, John Duncan, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Dmitri Shostakovich, La Monte Young etc). A lot of the records have gone out but the CDs will take little while to go out I imagine as we have a lot to get through at the moment!
2) A Chap brought in 5 copies of one of The Clerks 45s! All unplayed!
3) A friend of mine brought in a big pile of UK Dub LPs, Roots and Dancehall 12"s and a couple of Jazz and Fusion LPs from Archie Shepp and Bob James. Lots of really obscure but killer Roots Reggae!
4) Another old pal brought in hundreds of CDs and LPs including loads of titles from Wire, Current 93, Billy Childish, Kaleidoscope, Preadator, Slayer, The Kinks, Negative Approach, Melvins, David Axelrod, Pink Floyd, Cockney Rejects, Warlock, The Lemonheads, Tindersticks, Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Poison Idea and hundreds more! Lots of weird and interesting titles as well as some more well known stuff!
5) Nice stack of Classic Rock and Indie LPs from Amy Winehouse, Deep Purple, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork etc.
6) Some Industrial and Psych bits from Coil, Pentagram, 13th Floor Elevators, Doom etc.
7) Some HEAVY LPs from Electric Wizard and Suicidal Tendencies!
8) Some nice 60s CDs, featuring some nice comps from RPM, a few nice early UFO albums, The Doors etc.
9) Some killer bits from Toru including rare vinyl from Source Direct, Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, Chick Corea, Chet Baker, Rotary Connection, Pharaoh Sanders, Sapo, Paul Humphrey etc.
10) Some killer vinyl (including a lot of reissues) from Soundway Records, Soul Jazz Records, The Fall, Wire, Arthur Russell, Pink Floyd, Buzzcocks etc.
11) More nice vinyl from Prins Thomas, Can, Ride, Bjorn Torske, Lindstrom etc.
12) Some CDs and Vinyl from a regular including titles from Tappa Zukie, Blue Magic, Studio One comps, Carla Bozulich, OC Smith, Norma Jean etc.
13) More classic Folk and Indie from another regular seller - Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists etc.
14) A load of Funk and Soul 45s.
15) Some top titles from Archie Shepp (looks like we bought loads of Archie Shepp records this week!!), Amy Winehouse, Jack Kerouac, Dexter Gordon.
16) Huge pile of classic Jazz CDs - including a load of Blue Note.
17) Some more modern Jazz CDs - including some from new British artists.
18) Interesting pile of LPs from Paul Bley, Tortoise, Prince Far I, Trevor Watts etc.
19) Classic Rock and Psych LPs from Pink Floyd, Television, Orange Juice, Teardrop Explodes, Nuggets....
20) More top LPs from Soft Machine, Gene Clark, Nucleus and Jorge Ben.
Blimey! Loads more scheduled collections due in soon too.
We really hit the processing hard this week so there are loads of great titles out in the shop. Some of the bits that went out:
A) Full row of Reggae 45s, loads more to come.
B) Classic Rock vinyl - and a lot of it!
C) Modern Classical - as well as a bit of the proper stuff!
D) Rock and Pop CDs
F) More 2000s DNB!!!
G) Christmas LPs and 45s
H) Loads of great Rock 45s
Pretty happy with how the shop is looking at the moment so come through and grab yourself some records and CDs soon!
If you can't find that perfect present don't forget we also sell gift vouchers and put out hundreds of new titles everyday!