Category: vj

The JuJu Exchange ‎– ExchangeVinyl Me, Pleas…

The JuJu Exchange ‎– Exchange
Vinyl Me, Please ‎– VMP-017
Vinyl LP, 45 RPM, Ltd Ed #0023/1000, Blue wax, Gatefold
Released:Oct 2017

Coffee, Smoke, Juju.  I’ve been listening to this at the wrong speed, all along.  It works well at both speeds, 33 RPM for downtempo jazz, 45 RPM for a more hip hop feel.  They shoulda marketed it as such, it’d have been a legit little perk to have 2 vibes properly repped. The package is pretty neat as well.  Gatefold jacket, embossed cover with spot varnish on the color parts, to make it pop more.  Full vinyl immersion achieved.

LISTEN: The JuJu Exchange ‎– Exchange

NEW RELEASE Max Richter ‎– From SleepDeutsch…


Max Richter ‎– From Sleep
Deutsche Grammophon ‎– 483 5042 GH
2 × LP, 180gr, Grey Smoke
VMP Exclusive, Ltd. 750 copies
Released:May 2018

Ethereal and sad.  Deutsche Grammophon quality. Easy recommend for those so inclined.  


Max Richter – Dream 3 – in the midst of my life – Sleep (Official Video)

Cher ‎– Greatest HitsMCA Records ‎– MCA 2127…

Cher ‎– Greatest Hits
MCA Records ‎– MCA 2127

Happy Birthday, dark lady. You are my hero and I adore you.  At this point, my biggest bucketlist show would have to be Cher. I can’t see her visiting Montreal anytime soon so it’ll likely be one of those unrealized type things.  


Cher – Dark Lady (Official Music Video)

Harold Alexander ‎– Sunshine ManTidal Waves …

Harold Alexander ‎– Sunshine Man
Tidal Waves Music ‎– TWM12
Ltd 500 copies, Gatefold
Released:23 Feb 2018

Highest level jazz-funksmanship! Featuring Bernard Purdie on drums, originally released in ‘71 on the Flying Dutchman label. The opening title track would fit perfectly in an episode of Sanford & Sons.  Old guys know.


Sunshine Man – Harold Alexander (full album) 1971

ADVANCE COPY (Reissue) Sun Ra ‎– JanusORG…


Sun Ra ‎– Janus
ORG Music ‎– ORGM-2091

AVAILABLE June 29th, 2018

Previously released as a 2017 RSD title.

Curious about Sun Ra but don’t know where to start? The material on this comp was recorded between 63-72, previously never issued on wax or only pressed on rare, hand made Saturn pressings that you will never find.  A variety of genres are well repped here, from breezy tropical jazz and tradional hard bop all the way to the spaciest, freest jazz one could hope for.  Very good starter lp, for those willing to have their ears taken in a few different directions.  


Sun Ra and his Arkestra – The Invisible Shield / Janus

NEW RELEASE Sleep ‎– The SciencesThird Man R…


Sleep ‎– The Sciences
Third Man Records ‎– TMR 547
2 × LP, Ltd Ed. Black/Green Split
Released: 20 Apr 2018 (of course)

It arrived yesterday.  It hasn’t left the deck since. I don’t imagine I will hear a better metal album this year, or for awhile.  My guess is that “The Sciences” will launch Sleep into that mainstream metal conversation.  It sounds like a Sabbath record.  I’ll save most of my review for next Sunday’s VJ show (Ep. 43).  There is much to be said, all of it is good.  Just buy the record, if you can find it.  Blind purchase worthy, times 420.


Sleep – Marijuanaut’s Theme

NEW RELEASES (Reissue)First time available o…

First time available on picture disc

King Diamond’s first 3 solo lps
Fatal Portrait, Abigail, Them
STREET DATE: Friday, May 18

Mikkey Dee on the drums. They sound good too!  King Diamond nerdery will likely occur, on tomorrow’s VJ Ep. 42 with Kym Skiles.  Because KD news is good news.


King Diamond – Abigail (1987) [FULL ALBUM]

Roswell Rudd ‎– EverywhereImpulse! ‎– AS-912…

Roswell Rudd ‎– Everywhere
Impulse! ‎– AS-9126, Impulse! ‎– A-9126
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Legendary trombone player, know mostly for his avant garde work with Archie Shepp and Steve Lacy.  Also contributed with Charlie Haden on his Liberation Music Orchestra lp, also recorded on Impulse! It’s amazing, reminds me of composers like Ornette and Mingus, among others.


Roswell Rudd – Everywhere (1966) – 02. Yankee No-How

Shirley Scott Trio ‎– For Members OnlyImpuls…

Shirley Scott Trio ‎– For Members Only
Impulse! ‎– A-51

Original Canadian pressing, in glorious mono and in pristine shape.  I love digging so much.


Deep Down Soul – Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine

Shirley Scott ‎– Everybody Loves A LoverImpu…

Shirley Scott ‎– Everybody Loves A Lover
Impulse! ‎– AS-73, Impulse! ‎– A-7
Released: 1964

Organ – Shirley Scott
Saxophone [Tenor] – Stanley Turrentine
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Percussion [Latin] – Willie Rodriguez
Drums – Otis Finch
Guitar – Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Producer – Bob Thiele

Wife/husband fire, engineered by RVG.  Shirley Scott could work that organ as well as Jimmy Smith, McGriff or any other man named Jimmy.  Chill session.


Shirley Scott – Little Miss Know It All