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James Booker – The Paramount Tapes (1973)First…

James Booker – The Paramount Tapes (1973)
First time on vinyl
VJQC Score: 99%
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This here is the Louisiana gutbucket funk album you never knew about.  I didn’t either, until it arrived in yesterday’s VMP box.  I have likely played it a half dozen times in succession, then realized what a funk BOMB song 1 of side 2 is.  Added to Spotify BBQ Playlist and proceeded to spontaneously record the next 2 Minute Vinyl review.  I don’t wanna write it, I wanna say it. About another half dozen spins of side 2 and here we are. Listen to the link below.  Song 1, side 2,”So Swell When You’re Well”.  You can smell it. And yes, that’s a whole lotta cowbell.

VJQC Score: 99%.  It sounds flawless, the booklet that comes with these VMP Classics records take the vinyl experience to another level. Copies of this reissue are also available at independent record shops, sans booklet.  If dirty New Orleans funk is your thing, oh boy….

See that absurdly large lava lamp?  I thought it was gonna be the same size as the green one when I ordered it online.  Meet Gargantua The Red. She is Spinal Tap perfect.

So Swell When You’re Well

NEW RELEASE (Reissue)Vinyl Me, Please. Essenti…

Vinyl Me, Please. Essentials – E074

Coffee, Smoke, Van Morrison.
I’ve never heard “Veedon Fleece” before just now. Turns out it’s a perfect Monday album, that first spin of the week that eases you in slowly.  Side A is one big suite of songs, easily my favorite side.  Side B is a bunch of Van Morrison songs I’ve never heard on the radio so that’s good.  As great as it is, I didn’t wanna be hit with current rock radio pablum to start the week.  I don’t need to hear “Brown Eyed Girl” anymore…radio killed it for me long ago.


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NEW RELEASE Caetano Veloso: Caetano Veloso (19…

Caetano Veloso: Caetano Veloso (1968)
VMP Exclusive #148/500

The box arrived, happy dance!  I’ve been wanting this Caetano Veloso album since I first started collecting psychedelic Brasilia. Third Man Records remastered this from the oriiginal mono source tapes and made sure every aspect of the vinyl experience was done right.  If you like  druggy 70′s music from Brasil or the idea appeals to you, you’re gonna wanna listen to the music link provided below.  Those looking to own a copy can look forward to enjoying a marvelous vibe.  The molecules in your listening space will expand appropriately, the vinyl will provide all that extra awesome that Spotify can’t replicate. Spotify is drive-thru, vinyl is a sit down meal.


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NEW RELEASEVMP Ltd. Ed., #180/550Ry Cooder, Ma…

VMP Ltd. Ed., #180/550

Ry Cooder, Manuel Galbán ‎– Mambo Sinuendo
Nonesuch ‎– 573095-1, Perro Verde ‎– 573095-1
(Dec 2018 Reissue)

Record Cave 3.0

The main sound system is up and running.  The new space sounds great so far.  Mambo Sinuendo is the first spin in Record Cave 3.0 from the chillout chair. Anyone remember Bill Laswell’s Axiom label?  Specifically “Imaginary Cuba”?  This Ry Cooder album would serve as a perfect companion piece.  It’s pretty reverby and original, capturing that Cuban vibe while somehow channeling the spirits of Link Wray and Martin Denny in the process.  Damn good record!


MED, Blu, Madlib ‎– Bad NeighborBang Ya Head ‎…

VMP Exclusive (500 Copies)

MED, Blu, Madlib ‎– Bad Neighbor
Bang Ya Head ‎– BYH 0005
2 × LP, Black & Red Swirl
2015 (2019 Reissue)

Day 2 of The Record Cave 3.0
I’ve got the station set up, minus the wall art.  A pair of trusty Technics 1200′s with a new pair of Kanto YU6  powered monitors I’m still breaking in. Now I gotta dismount the main sound system, which is currently minus one turntable.  PC and camera setup still needs to be figured out, that’s tomorrow’s panic attack.  

This whole process makes it impossible to really dig into the stacks, so I wind up spinning whatever’s right in front of me, on a loop.  The Vinyl Me, Please box arrived yesterday, so this Madlib’s already on its fifth consecutive spin. Side 4 tho…