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We Must Be In Heaven, Man! – A Guide To Summer of ’69 – Peace, Love and Music

In celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, Rhino Records launched Summer of ’69 – Peace, Love, and Music campaign, which celebrates Woodstock and independent record stores. They’re releasing limited-edition vinyl reissues exclusively at indie shops throughout the Summer. From dreamy-eyed avant-garde folksters to Van The Man to psychedelic pioneers of the jam band universe, the offerings […]

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The National’s Top Five ‘Cincinnati Nights’ Records

The National have always seemed to be cut from the same cloth as Bruce Springsteen — the arc of critical acclaim (and modest sales) through their first three albums alongside the blue-collar determination of touring. With the release of 2007’s Boxer, The National landed in the ears of everyone on the planet with an album […]

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Jason Mantzoukas’ Top Five ‘Beach’ Records

With Independence Day in the US upon us, summer is officially in full swing. Fresh off his role in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, actor/comedian Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How Did This Get Made?) is here to help us get by with his favorite literal “beach” records. Little known fact: Jason is […]

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Your Guide To Japanese Music, By Light In The Attic’s Yosuke Kitazawa

We have an incredible guest post from Yosuke Kitazawa from Light In The Attic Records. Yosuke is the Reissue Producer for LITA and is their resident Japanese music expert. He also produced and co-curated Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973. In other words, Yosuke knows of what he speaks. Yosuke […]
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Discogs Spotlight: A Resource For Discovery And Awareness

Discogs Users may have noticed something new on their Dashboard lately. It’s a new visual feature we’re calling the Discogs Spotlight. Discogs Spotlight is our featured visual communication unit that resides on the Discogs Users dashboard designed to give our Users a resource for discovery and awareness. Discogs Users will now have the opportunity to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Electronic Records You Should Own

So, you want to collect electronic music, but you don’t know where to start? Electronic music is a wild and untamed genre. It’s the voice of experimentation and unbridled ecstasy. It’s a frontier of sound and technology. It’s the crossroads at which disco, funk, hip-hop and pop combine. Of course you’re a little confused. There […]

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Downtown Funk Mix From Straight no Chaser Magazine’s Will Page

The lead cut from Mark Ronson‘s 2015 Uptown Special LP, the Bruno Mars-fronted Uptown Funk was a huge hit and a huge point of contention. It generated lawsuit after lawsuit, resulting in what seemed to be perpetually amended songwriting credits. After the controversy died down just a little, Straight No Chaser Magazine‘s Will Page put […]

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Chicago On Chicago

There’s a lot to love about Chicago: Dusty Groove,
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John Coltrane’s Rarest Records

Craft Recordings is celebrating the 70th birthday of the Prestige label with a yearlong reissue campaign. The first item on the list is Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings, a chronological collection of Coltrane’s Prestige sessions from 1958. John Coltrane released a whopping 45 studio albums in his lifetime, not to mention scores of compilation albums […]

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How I Reissued My Uncle’s 1975 Free Jazz Album

By Nabil Ayers In December 2017, I wrote a blog post about my favorite musical moments of 2017. I was surprised by the amount of feedback I received about a show I’d seen by the New York multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, my godfather who had moved with my uncle Alan Braufman from Boston to New York City in 1973. […]

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