Friday, April 27, 2012

April Vinyl Night Playlist

2Chandler TravisStill Wanna Make a RecordThe Petite 7 Inch RecordNeil SharrowRecord Store Day limited edition
3David Greenberger with Birdsongs of the MesozoicHow Records Are MadeThe Petite 7 Inch RecordNeil SharrowRecord Store Day limited edition
4Ruth WallisLong Playing DaddyThe Petite 7 Inch RecordNeil SharrowRecord Store Day limited edition
5Blues MagoosWe Ain't Got Nothing Yet45Paul Horn 
UntouchablesLebanon / Stepping StoneLive and Let Dance EPPaul Horn 
Four SeasonsAmerican Crucifixion & Resurrection / Mrs. Stately's GardenGenuine Imitation Life GazetteSteve KemmeTheir answer to Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper
8Tooba Blooze7,000,000 Miles / Stumble of the Fumble BeeTooba Blooze EPLuann GibbsDayton band
9Robert JohnsonI'll Be WaitingClose Personal FriendSteve GibbsMemphis guitarist, not the blues legend
10Lieutenant PigeonMoldy Old Dough45Steve Gibbs 
11 RockpileA Knife & a Fork / Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)Seconds of PleasurePolly CampbellDave Edmunds & Nick Lowe
12Little RichardGet Rich Quick / Why Did You Leave MeThe Implosive Little RichardViv VinylEarly '50s recordings
13Joey RamoneRock & Roll is the Answer45Steve SpattRecord Store Day release on red vinyl
14Sonic's Rendezvous BandCity Slang45Steve SpattFred "Sonic" Smith
15Happy & Artie TraumGolden BirdHappy & Artie TraumSteve RosenLevon Helm tribute
16Mynah BirdsIt's My Time / Go On and Cry45Steve RosenRecord Store Day release, early Neil Young/Rick James band
17Levon HelmSing Sing Sing (Make a Better World)Levon Helm & the RCO All-StarsNeil SharrowLevon Helm tribute
18Illinois Speed PressCountry Dumplin' / Sadly Out of PlaceDuetJim McNairPaul Cotton & Kal David
19The TeardropsTonight I'm Gonna Fall in Love Again45Ron LanhamEarly '60s girl group from Cincinnati's Hughes High School
20The FreshiesI Can't Get "Bouncing Babies" by The Teardrop Explodes45Ron Lanham 
21 The Teardrop ExplodesBouncing BabiesKilimanjaroRon Lanham 
22 Bootsy's Rubber BandRoto-RooterBootsy? Player of the YearBrian PowersBootsy bought his first house in Kennedy Heights, not far from HD Beans!
23Magnolia MountainThe Hand of ManTown and CountryBrian Powers 
24 SpiritDark Eyed WomanClearDavid Little 
25 Paul SimonThe Late Great Johnny Ace / Rene & Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the WarHearts and BonesDavid Little 
26 Iron ButterflyBest Years of Our Lives / Shady LadyMetamorphosisWoody Woodburn 
27 PauletteRecord Store OwnersThe Petite 7 Inch RecordNeil SharrowRecord Store Day limited edition
28Paul SimonAllergiesHearts and BonesDavid Little 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

March Vinyl Night Playlist

2Robert WyattI'm a Believer45Joel from LouisvilleIn the vein of a Davy Jones tribute
3SubterraneansMy Flamingo45Joel from LouisvilleNick Kent
4It's ImmaterialDriving Away from Home (Jim's Tune)45Bill Frost 
Billy CobhamEast BayLife & TimesBill Frost 
Baby RayThe House on Soul Hill / Saving My Love for YouWhere Soul LivesGerry Itzkoff 
Edith PiafHymne a l'AmourLes Plus Grands SuccesMonica Solomon 
Candi StatonI'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart45John Brengelman 
Hank Ballard & the DappsHow You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet)45John Brengelman 
10 Hank Ballard & the MidnightersHere Comes the Hurt45John Brengelman 
11 The RemainsDon't Look BackThe RemainsSteve Spatt 
12 CanI'm So Green / SpoonEge BamyasiSteve Spatt 
13 The GTO's (Girls Together Outrageously)Kansas and the BTO's/Circular CirculationPermanent DamageNeil SharrowMusic by Davy Jones
14John HiattRidin' with the King (live)Riot with HiattNeil Sharrow 
15 Herbie NicholsChit Chattin' / The Lady Sings the BluesHerbie Nichols (Blue Note 2-LP)Steve Kemme 
16 Al DiMeolaLand of the Midnight SunLand of the Midnight SunWoody Woodburn 
17 HiroshimaGoGoWoody Woodburn 
18 Charlie DoreYou Should Hear (How She Talks About You)ListenDavid Little 
19 The FlipsMonday Monday/Walk Away ReneeWhat's In the Bright Pink Box?David Little 
20 Washington SquaresNew GenerationThe Washington SquaresDavid Little 
21 Patti SmithAin't It Strange/Face MoneyHard Nipples (live bootleg)Vivien Vinyl 
22 Adam Faith & the RoulettesIt's Alright45Paul Horn 
23 Gang of FourEther / Damaged GoodsEntertainment!Paul Horn 
24 Martin MullDueling TubasLive! In Your Living RoomSteve Rosen 
25 The "You-Know-Who Group"My Love (Roses Are Red)ShindigSteve Rosen 
26 HotlegsNeanderthal Man / You Didn't Like It, Because You Didn't Think of It45Steve Rosenpre-10cc
27Charles SpurlingMr. Cool45John BrengelmanKing Records
28True BelieversFoggy Notion (Search and Destroy)It's So Hard to Be Cool in an Uncool WorldJoel from Louisville 
29 It's ImmaterialTrains, Boats, Planes45Bill Frost 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New app for locating independent record stores

Hello friends,

You are receiving this newsletter because you either love music, write about music, or most likely both! I wanted to let you know about a free app for both iPhone & Android that was launched this past December called The Vinyl District. Its the first app specifically for fans of vinyl, and for folks who would like to support that fast vanishing breed, the brick & mortar independent record store. And, with less than a week before Record Store Day 2012, now is a good time to know about it if you don't know.

Besides having a feed from the website, The Vinyl District, the app features record store finding tool which is keyword searchable (helpful when planning a trip to a strange city), or GPS-based. Please have a look & take a quick tour here. We currently have about stores listed in 25 countries, and more stores are being added everyday. The app also features a calendar for record fairs in the US & UK, and a social aspect as well. Users can check-in to stores, leave comments about them, and also discuss purchases. Our users have also not been shy about helping us source information about stores opening, closing, or moving. This has opened up an entire new platform for vinyl & music lovers to communicate and support what matters most to us in real time, all of the time, every day.

Read what NPR's All Songs Considered had to say about the app here"...the iPhone and Android, the free app, created by contributors to a music blog of the same name, combines the Vinyl District's collective knowledge with online databases and user submissions to find record stores around the country. For the user, a geo-location system offers a bird's eye view of their neighborhood and points them in the direction of the closest place to buy CDs or vinyl."

"… it’ll direct you to your nearest independent music outlet, and with the US and 400 British record shops included – plus further coverage promised for Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Canada and beyond – full global reach can only be a matter of time. It’s free too, so take the cash you could’ve spent and buy some records.” - Mojo Magazine, March 2012

And Gizmodo said, "This is my favorite kind of tool, one that accomplishes a practical task with aplomb and few frills to get in the way. ...the next time I'm in an unfamiliar city with some time on my hands, I'm busting this thing out."

All that said, with Record Store Day 2012 fast approaching (although we think about & buy records much more often than one day a year!), we hope for two things: One, that you'll try the app for yourself, and tell your friends about it if you like it. And two, that you'll mention it either in a story or column...

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me directly at I appreciate your time & hope you have a good weekend!

Tim Broun
New York NY

Helpful links:
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The Vinyl District:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Record Collector Magazines Top 50 British Psychedelic Records


The Beatles

Revolver (1966)

August 5 1966
Sunshine Superman


Sunshine Superman (1966)

September 1966
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / Psycho Daisies


Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / Psycho Daisies (1966) [Single]

October 7 1966 on Roger The Engineer
I Feel Free / N.S.U.


I Feel Free / N.S.U. (1966) [Single]

December 9 1966 available on Fresh Cream
Am I the Red One / That's Not My Kind of Love

Mick Softley

Am I the Red One / That's Not My Kind of Love (1966) [Single]

December 1966, available on We Can Fly Vol. 3
I Can Take You to the Sun / Who Do You Love

The Misunderstood

I Can Take You to the Sun / Who Do You Love (1966) [Single]

December 1966
My Friend Jack / We Can Take It

The Smoke

My Friend Jack / We Can Take It (1967) [Single]

February 10 1967, available on High in A Room
Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles

Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever (1967) [Single]

February 17 1967, on Magical Mystery Tour
Love Makes Sweet Music / Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'

Soft Machine

Love Makes Sweet Music / Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin' (1967) [Single]

February 17 1967
Arnold Layne / Candy and a Currant Bun

Pink Floyd

Arnold Layne / Candy and a Currant Bun (1967) [Single]

March 11 1967
Purple Haze / 51st Anniversary

Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze / 51st Anniversary (1967) [Single]

March 17 1967
I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Wave the Flag and Stop the Train

The Move

I Can Hear the Grass Grow / Wave the Flag and Stop the Train (1967) [Single]

March 31 1967
My White Bicycle / Claramount Lake


My White Bicycle / Claramount Lake (1967) [Single]

May 12 1967, available on Tomorrow
Are You Experienced

Jimi Hendrix

Are You Experienced (1967)

May 12 1967
A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues

Procol Harum

A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues (1967) [Single]

May 19 1967
Paper Sun / Giving to You


Paper Sun / Giving to You (1967) [Single]

May 26 1967
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

June 1 1967
See Emily Play / Scarecrow

Pink Floyd

See Emily Play / Scarecrow (1967) [Single]

June 16 1967
Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad / Woman of Distinction


Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad / Woman of Distinction (1967) [Single]

June 23 1967 (available on Rubble 1-10)
The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

The Incredible String Band

The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (1967)

July 1967
Midsummer Night's Scene / Sara Crazy Child

John's Children

Midsummer Night's Scene / Sara Crazy Child (1967) [Single]

July 1967
Bee Gees' 1st

Bee Gees

Bee Gees' 1st (1967)

July 1967
Itchycoo Park / I'm Only Dreaming

Small Faces

Itchycoo Park / I'm Only Dreaming (1967) [Single]

August 4 1967
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Pink Floyd

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

August 5 1967
We Love You / Dandelion

The Rolling Stones

We Love You / Dandelion (1967) [Single]

August 18 1967
Hole in My Shoe / Smiling Phases


Hole in My Shoe / Smiling Phases (1967) [Single]

August 1967. Actually what is listed in the book is Hole in My Shoe/Giving To You but that is not listed on RYM. Available the LP Mr. Fantasy.
Flowerman / 14 Hour Technicolour Dream

The Syn

Flowerman / 14 Hour Technicolour Dream (1967) [Single]

14th Hour Technicolor Dream / Flowerman 
September 1 1967, unavailable?
Madman Running Through the Fields / Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud

Dantalian's Chariot

Madman Running Through the Fields / Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud (1967) [Single]

September 3 1967, available on the LP Chatior Rising.
Your Servant Stephen / Mazy

The Peep Show

Your Servant Stephen / Mazy (1967) [Single]

September 1967. Available on the LP Mazy.
Revolution / Three Jolly Little Dwarfs


Revolution / Three Jolly Little Dwarfs (1967) [Single]

September 1967, available on Tomorrow
King Midas in Reverse / Everything Is Sunshine

The Hollies

King Midas in Reverse / Everything Is Sunshine (1967) [Single]

September 22 1967
Imposters of Life's Magazine / Sitting in My Tree

The Idle Race

Imposters of Life's Magazine / Sitting in My Tree (1967) [Single]

September 29 1967 available on Back To The Story and 
Scene Through the Eye of a Lens / Gypsy Woman


Scene Through the Eye of a Lens / Gypsy Woman (1967) [Single]

October 13 1967 on Music In A Doll's House
I Can See for Miles / Someone's Coming

The Who

I Can See for Miles / Someone's Coming (1967) [Single]

October 13 1967, on The Who Sell Out.
Red Sky at Night / Wind of Change

The Accent

Red Sky at Night / Wind of Change (1967) [Single]

October 13 1967, on The Perfumed Garden Vol. 2
Life Is Just Beginning / Through My Eyes

The Creation

Life Is Just Beginning / Through My Eyes (1967) [Single]

October 1967 on the Best of Creation.
Winds of Change

The Animals

Winds of Change (1967)

October 1967

The Hollies

Butterfly (1967)

October 1967
Kites / Like the Sun Like the Fire

Simon Dupree & the Big Sound

Kites / Like the Sun Like the Fire (1967) [Single]

october 27 1967 on Part of my Past
We Are Ever So Clean

Blossom Toes

We Are Ever So Clean (1967)

November 1967
Disraeli Gears


Disraeli Gears (1967)

November 1967
Tangerine Dream


Tangerine Dream (1967)

November 1967
Apples and Oranges / Paint Box

Pink Floyd

Apples and Oranges / Paint Box (1967) [Single]

November 18 1967 on 1967 Singles Sampler
Defecting Grey / Mr. Evasion

The Pretty Things

Defecting Grey / Mr. Evasion (1967) [Single]

Novemeber 24 1967 on S.F. sorrow
Beeside / Vacuum Cleaner

Tintern Abbey

Beeside / Vacuum Cleaner (1967) [Single]

November 24 1967, Available on Chocolate Soup For Diabetics and The Great British Psychedelic Trip Vol 1
Subway (Smokey Pokey World) / Good Evening

The Tickle

Subway (Smokey Pokey World) / Good Evening (1967) [Single]

November 24 1967 available on Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers
Axis: Bold as Love

Jimi Hendrix

Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

December 1 1967
Their Satanic Majesties Request

The Rolling Stones

Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)

December 8 1967
Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

December 8 1967
Mr. Fantasy


Mr. Fantasy (1967)

December 1967