Tag: Vinyl Destination

Koerner Ray & Glover, The Return of Koerner Ray & Glover, 1965 on Elektra

“Spider” John Koerner, Dave “Snaker” Ray, and Tony “Little Sun” Glover were a Minneapolis blues/folk trio who met at the University of Minnesota and played frequently in Dinkytown…

Eric Von Schmidt, Eric Sings Von Schmidt, 1965 on Prestige

I first heard of Eric Von Schmidt via Bob Dylan’s “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” which begins with the intro: I first heard this from Ric von…

John Mayall, Blues from Laurel Canyon, 1968 on London Records

Released on Decca in the UK and London Records in the US, this was Mayall’s first LP after the breakup of the Bluesbreakers and his last on Decca…

Jeff Beck, Truth, 1968 on Epic

This was Beck’s solo debut, following after time in the Yardbirds, and features Ron Wood, pre-Faces Rod Stewart, Keith Moon (credited as “You Know Who”) and Mick Waller…

The Rolling Stones, Flowers, 1967 on London Records

This was the second compilation album for the Stones, collecting some studio cuts that had not been released (or released but not on the US versions of albums)….

The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Further Out – Miro Reflections, 1961 on Columbia

While movie science fiction fans celebrate May 4th as Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you”), jazz heads know it as Dave Brubeck Day, 5/4 time…

Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, 2017 on Anti- Records

Third full length from Vancouver BC rock duo Japandroids, and their first on Anti-. Came with a 24 page booklet insert and poster. There was a ~5 year…

Georg Holm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, and Kjartan Holm, Circe, 2015 on Krúnk

Two members of Sigur Rós (Holm and Dýrason) working with Icelandic composer Hilmarsson and Georg Holm’s brother Kjartan (touring guitarist with the band) on the soundtrack to The…

Johnnie Frierson, Have You Been Good To Yourself, 2016 on Light in the Attic

Took a flyer on this one at a $10 sale at Vinyl Destination in Lowell, based on my appreciation of other Light in the Attic reissues – it’s…

Savages, Adore Life, 2016 on Matador

Sophomore LP from English post-punk band fronted by Gemma Thompson (guitar) and Jehnny Beth (vocals), with Ay?e Hassan (bass) and Fay Milton (drums). Love the post-punk revival sound…

Benjamin Booker, Self-Titled, 2014 on ATO Records

Wonderful debut full-length on ATO from New Orleans based blues / soul guitarist/singer/songwriter Booker. Recorded (analog) at the Bomb Shelter (Nashville) and produced by Andrija Tokic who worked…

Various Artists, Newbury Comics 30th Anniversary, 2008 on Rhino.

Promotional record originally handed out at Newbury Comics on Record Store Day in 2008. I found a copy at Vinyl Destination in Lowell, MA. Not sure what the…

Stephane Grappelli / David Grisman, Live, 1981 on Warner Brothers.

Great combo of two talented musicians: Grappelli on Violin and Grisman on Mandolin. Recorded at the Berkelee Center for the Performing Arts in Boston. Misty, Sweet Georgia Brown,…

Leon Redbone, Mystery Man, 1982 on Accord

Redbones’s fifth LP, and his first (and only) on Accord. There’s not much detail on the source of the material – likely recorded in the early 70s, maybe…

Go Go’s, Vacation, 1982 on I.R.S. Records

This was the sophomore release, following Beauty and the Beat. Lead off single “Vacation” was an unavoidable hit that summer. Cowriting credit on “He’s So Strange” to Leonard…

Translator, No Time Like Now, 1983 on Columbia / 415 Records

Second LP from San Francisco based Translator, most well known for the single “Everywhere That I’m Not” (which was on their debut album in ’82). “Un-Alone” is probably…

Leon Redbone, Double Time, 1977 on Warner Bros.

Leon Redbone, Double Time, 1977 on Warner Bros. Won’t somebody tell me what Diiddy wa Diddie do? Via @vinyldestinationlowell