Friday, June 26, 2015

Hip Hop

After last Friday's absence we are back again with a Hip Hop-update! This time we have a big bunch of Golden Era-classics, Swedish indemanders from Looptroop, Organism 12, Mobbade Barn Med Automatvapen plus some R&B (D'Angelo, Aaliyah and Usher) and a few fusion/funk jazz albums.

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:
3/7: Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz
10/7: Modern Soul, Disco, Boogie, House








Friday, June 12, 2015

Blue Note!!!

Massive Blue Note update today with over 100 titles ranging from mono originals of Lee Morgan "Candy", Jazz Messengers "At the Café Bohemia Volume 2", Dexter Gordon "Go", Freddie Hubbard "Breaking Point" via some of those nice Japanese King originals (we love Wayne Shorter's "The Collector") and a bunch of early US 2nd and 3rd pressings to both deluxe and cheaper reissues of many of the big Blue Note-classics!

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

No weekly update next Friday (19/6) due to Midsummer celebrations but we'll try to list some stuff mid-week so please keep looking!

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Coming updates:
19/6: -

26/6: Hip Hop
3/7: Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz






Friday, June 5, 2015

Rock

Interesting mix of Rock today, going from the minimalism of Faust & Tony Conrad, to the folk/prog sounds of Air, Cumulus and Stud, with excursions towards christianity with the two LPs by First Revelation. A couple of classics from groups like Rolling Stones ("Have you seen your mother live" and "Out of our heads"). Some of the most obscure records have to be the rare Cosmic Couriers / Kosmischen Kuriere promo LP "Take your headphones" and an acetate with Plums (Doris Svensson's first group) with four tracks of which three haven't been released as far as we know.

Of course we have some Swedish prog and related stuff like the always wanted Archimedes Badkar (both their first and second), Hansson & Karlsson, Kebnekaise, International Harvester and November.

What you don't see to much of in our crates at other times is the newer rock - well this week we have everything from Oasis to Hellacopters and Jose Gonzales for you!

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:

12/6: Blue Note
19/6: -
26/6: Hip Hop
3/7: Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz







Friday, May 29, 2015

Soul!!!

Hello again,

This week sees one of our best soul updates in recent times, in due time for the Stockholm Soul weekender which kicks off today and goes on through Sunday. Tons of tremendous titles for your consideration, mostly 60s/early 70s soul, but also some modern soul and a few funkier things.

Ok, so where do we start? All-time favorite albums as "Introducing the Whatnauts" (sealed OG!!), a double dose of O.V. Wright ("8 men" and "A nickle & a nail"), Turbo-related rarities from Willie & West and Willie & The Mighty Magificents, Bobby Taylor's majestic "Taylor made soul", Sam Baker's tough "Sometimes you have to cry", tve even tougher first issue of Kelly Brothers' "Sweet sweet soul" and classic LPs from Bobby Patterson, James Carr and Tommie Young.

Over to the 45 then: Very rare sweet soul from Soul Projections (big favorite for the Family Circle crew and Karl Marthon) and Rappers "I've tried" (first issue, NOT the repress), mega crossover from Roger Hatcher ("Sweetest girl in the world"), Channel 3 and Sensational Little Doc, classic Detroit from Brothers of Soul, deep crossover heaven from Wes Lewis and the super obscure Snapper

So far we haven't even mentioned top tiles as the Class Set album, Rayford Tucker's rare 45 on Sandpiper and Helen Shapiro's northern biggie "Stop", so you know that there's a plethora of good stuff to choose from.

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:

5/6: Rock
12/6: Blue Note, US Jazz
19/6: Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz







Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Carl Hedberg warm-up mix no 2 for the Stockholm Soul Weekender 2015 - I Don't Need You No More!

After two teaser mixes with mainly mid-to-uptempo 60s & 70s soul, here's a slow & low mix of deep and sweet soul, basically the sound of the Saturday afternoon session at Riche. In part this is what I played in the Jim Wray lounge at Soul Essence 2015, but some other stuff added as well.




01. George Jackson - I don't need you no more - ER 45
02. Warren Raye & the Infernal Blues Machine - If you wanna love me - London 45
03. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Between her goodbye and my hello - Soul 45
04. Mavis Staples - It makes me wanna cry - Volt LP
05. Ronnie Barron - Did she mention my name - Michelle 45
06. Larks - I want you back - Money 45
07. C Forture & J Brinson - True Love - Interstate 45
08. Johnson Brothers - When I was a boy - Smoke House 45
09. Josephine Taylor - I've made up my mind - Twinight 45
10. Spanky Wilson - Love land - Mothers 45
11. Willie Hobbs - How could my baby know - Sound Stage 7 45
12. Hard Tymes - I ask a question (answer simply) - Ruby 45
13. Helene Smith - True love don't grow on trees - Deep City 45
14. Syl Johnson - That's just my luck - Hi 45
15. Tody Tucker - What's wrong with our love - J.B.'s LP
16. Otisettes - In your arms I'm gonna stay - Jonco 45
17. Broadway - Have a little mercy - Prelude 45

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rare Groove

Good morning/afternoon/evening everybody,

Spring finally hit Stockholm, meaning that the shop/office goes into heat overdrive! Not about to let that stop us from lacing the shop with excellent records though, we have kept buying plenty of great stock in all styles and price ranges.

This week's theme is Rare Groove. From heavy-hitters as Roger And The Human Body (very rare Roger Troutman release), Rayfield Reid's killer soul/funk set "Treat you right", Labi Siffre's "Remember my song"and Eliminators' perennial "Loving explosion" to a sealed US original of Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul, Kool & The Gang's first and best album and a double serving of Mombasa. 

Next week sees a big 60s and 70s soul special (plus some blues and R&B) including a large amount of 45s.

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:

29/5: 60s/70s Soul, R&B & Blues

5/6: Rock
12/6: Blue Note, US Jazz








Thursday, May 21, 2015

Carl Hedberg warm-up mix for Stockholm Soul Weekender 2015 - If you feel like dancing

For the third year in a row, here's a selection of music in the spirit of the Stockholm Soul Weekender taking place next week, May 29-31. 60s & 70s soul for the dancefloor (will also post a slow & low mix to show what the Saturday afternoon at Riche could sound like). From Texas to Detroit via a few Jamaicans that somehow ended up on a Dutch label. Hope you enjoy!




01. Vickie Labat – Got to keep hanging on -Shagg 45
02. Masqueraders – That’s the same thing - Soultown 45
03. Moses Dillard & The Dynamic Showmen – I’ll pay the price - Mark V 45
04. Masqueraders – How - La Beat 45
05. Caesars – Girl I miss you -Lanie 45
06. Harvey Averne  - Central Park - Fania LP
07. Willie Hutch – Let’s try it over - RCA LP
08. Gene Townsel – There’s no use hiding - Dobre LP
09. Ty Karim – Lightin’ up - Romark 45
10. O’Jays – Be my girl - Stang LP
11. Manhattans – Follow your heart - Carnival 45
12. Willie Wade – Come into my world - Nite Life 45
13. Seven Souls – I’m no stranger - Okeh 45
14. Little Reuben – In the name of loneliness - New 45
15. Ike Noble – I promise you - Connowil LP
16. Elements – Hey lady - Saru 45
17. Carl Hall – Is your love going or growing - Mercury 45
18. Ralfi Pagan – Rat race - Fania LP
19. Crack Of Dawn – Certain kind of woman - TTR LP
20. Eddy Hughes – Soul searcher - Bard 45