Monday, November 28, 2011

Best Sellers Week Ending Nov. 27

1. Rolling Stones - - Some Girls
2. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
3. Beach Boys - - Smile Sessions
4. She & Him - - A Very She & Him Christmas
5. Wilco - - Whole Love
6. Florence & the Machine - - Ceremonials
7. Pink Floyd - - Wish You Were Here
8. John Prine - - The Singing Mailman Delivers
9. Ryan Adams - - Ashes & Fire
10. Atlas Sound - - Parallax

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound to Perform Live at Euclid Records

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will be returning to Euclid Records for another exhilarating performance on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 pm. When this highly entertaining soul band played in the store just over a year ago, Euclid Records was transformed into one happening dance area. That performance was recorded, and it led to the release a couple months back of the latest in the series of Euclid Sessions 7” singles, “Berry Please” backed with “What.”

Since 2007, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound have been one of the leading lights of the soul revival trend. Their two albums, Beat of Our Own Drum and the very recent Want More, are chock full of terrific songwriting and the intensely vibrant vocals of JC Brooks himself. Still, it is in live performance that this band truly shines. They have appeared a number of times in St. Louis over the last couple of years, always winning new converts to the cause of revved-up, high energy, raw and uncompromising music. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will also be appearing that same night at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp.

Euclid Records is always happy to present live music on its stage. Musicians who have performed there have frequently complimented the room on its especially good sound. With a band as exciting as JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound returning to that stage, we can only expect the reputation of Euclid Records as a performance space to improve.

Euclid Records is located at 601 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves. The store is loaded with thousands of new, used, and collectible LPs, CDs, and DVDs. And, of course, gift certificates are available for any amount.

Call the store at 314-961-8978 for more information.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Best Sellers Week Ending Nov. 20

1. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
2. She & Him - - A Very She & Him Christmas
3. Beach Boys - - Smile Sessions
4. Ma / Duncan / Meyer / Thile - - Goat Rodeo Sessions
5. R.E.M. - - Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage 1982-2011
6. The Who - - Quadrophenia Deluxe Edition
7. Atlas Sound - - Parallax
8. Skinny Puppy - - Handover
9. M83 - - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
10. The Decemberists - - Long Live the King

Monday, November 14, 2011

Best Sellers Week Ending Nov. 13

1. Atlas Sound - - Parallax
2. Decemberists - - Long Live the King
3. She & Him - - A Very She & Him Christmas
4. Florence & the Machine - - Ceremonials
5. J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound - - Want More
6. Foster the People - - Torches
7. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
8. Rush - - Time Machine
9. Phantogram - - Nightlife
10. My Brightest Diamond - - All Things Will Unwind

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cannonball & Coltrane Recorded and Signed in Chicago

Today we'll be posting 28 rare Jazz LP's for auction on eBay. The coolest and certainly the crown jewel of the auction is a mint stereo copy of Cannonball Adderley's "Cannonball in Chicago" signed by Cannonball and the other saxophonist on this classic, John Coltrane. Despite the fact that we've bought and sold one of the finest collections of signed Jazz records, collected by Raffe Simonian the noted Chicago autograph hound, this is only the third Coltrane signature we've ever come across. This record went through a few hands before getting to me. It was originally owned by a prominent Chicago DJ (sorry, I was never told which one) who sold his collection to a dealer in Chicago, who in turn sold some (including this) to a dealer here in St. Louis, who in turn sold it to me. Whew! Anyway, best guess on the origins of these signatures goes back to 1965 or 1966 and the Playboy Jazz Festival that took place in Chicago. Although Cannonball and Coltrane did not play together that day, they both were on the same bill with their respective groups. The other signed records in the collection seemed to come from the same time, so I think this is a pretty safe bet.

Anyway, this is a rather significant piece of Jazz memorabilia, with Coltrane autographs being so scarce. Even Raffe didn't have a Coltrane signature in his collection. Aside from all this, the record is marvelous, recorded in Chicago in 1959 while on tour with Miles Davis. Basically, this is the Miles Davis Sextet minus Miles. Backed by Miles' rhythm section Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Music Around the Web Pt. 11

First up today, who wouldn't like to hear a live radio performance from John Doe, one of the coolest men alive (and one who played right here at Euclid Records on Record Store Day)?

Here's the legendary Tony Bennett singing a few songs live on video.

We recommend the Jazz Wax blog to anybody who digs jazz. In particular, the three posts covering a long interview with Chick Corea are fascinating.

Everybody knows Tom Waits is cool, but some might not realize that he's been cool for a long, long time. Here he is on Fernwood Tonight, a TV show starring Martin Mull and Fred Willard.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

When Black Friday Comes

Perhaps you've heard there will be quite a few special releases coming out for this year's Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Yep, in conjunction with the Record Store Day campaign, record labels are offering dozens of really cool limited edition titles, and we'll be getting quite a few of them here at Euclid Records.

Caveats: All these titles are very limited, and we don't always get everything we order ourselves. There will not be very many copies of any of these available. These will be sold on a first come first served basis on Friday morning, Nov. 25 beginning at 10 am. There is no guarantee we will have any individual title, but we have ordered the following 56 different items, and most of them should show up as we expect.

311 Grassroots Green Vinyl
Adams, Ryan Do I Wait/Darkness 7"
Barrett, Syd Photography Of Mick Rock 7" Plus Photos
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 Double LP
Beatles Vinyl Box Set 7" Box Set
Benson, Brendan Upstairs At Uptown Vol 1 LP
Black Belles Honky Tonk Horror/Dead Shoe 7"
Black Keys Lonley Boy 12" Vinyl
Cale, John Extra Playful EP CD
Chisel, Corey Upstairs At Uptown Vol 2 LP
Civil Wars Tracks In The Snow 10" Vinyl
Cliff, Jimmy Sacred Fire LP
Cornell, Chris Songbook Double LP
Crowded House Intriguer Live Start To Finish 2010 2 CD/1 DVD
Davis, Miles Miles Davis Quartet 10 " LP Blue Vinyl
Devine, Kevin Between The Concrete And The Clouds LP
Doors L.A. Woman Singles Box Set 7" Box Set
Dr. Dog Warrior Man 7"
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt 2 LP
Dylan, Bob Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window Picture Sleeve Vinyl 45 Box Set
Earle, Justin Townes Slippin And Slidin 7"
Elf Elf Picture Disc LP
Fear Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 7"
Finn, Craig Honolulu Blues 7"
Flat Duo Jets Go Go Harlem Baby LP
Grateful Dead Europe '72 4 LP Set
Haynes, Warren River's Gonna Rise Live 12" Single 45 RPM
Hook, Peter & The Light 1102/2011 EP EP
Iron & Wine Morning Becomes Eclectic LP
Jeff The Brotherhood Whatever I Want/Everything I Need With Jack White 7"
Joplin, Janis Move Over! Picture Sleeve Vinyl 45 Box Set
Joplin, Janis Classic LP Collection 180Gram 4 LP Box Set
Kings Of Leon Early Albums Box 4 LP Set
Lennon, John Imagine 40th Anniversary 12" Box Set
Low Cut Connie Get Out The Lotion CD
Milk Carton Kids Prologue CD
Nirvana Nevermind Singles Box 4 - 10" Singles
Pearl Jam VS/Vitalogy Collector's Box 2 CD/2 180 Gram LPS, Cassette
Petty, Tom Kiss My Amps Live LP
Phish Party Time 2 LP Set
Phish White Tape CD
Pinback Information Retrieved 7"
Pink Floyd Wall Box Set 7" Box Set
Rainbow Long Live Rock N Roll LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Double LP
Rival Sons EP EP
Rolling Stones No Spare Parts/Before They Make Me 7"
Sea Wolf Songs Of The Magpie/Where The Wind Blows 7" w/Digital Release
Silversun Pickups Seasick 10" Vinyl w/Digital Release
Soundgarden Before The Doors Soundcheck EP 10" EP on Colored Vinyl
Townsend, Pete Quadrophenia Demos 10" EP
Umphrey McGee Hall Of Fame 2 LP Set w/Download
Various Artists Wheedles Groove Box Set 10 - 45's
Various Artists Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams LP
Wilco Speak Into The Rose 10"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Best Sellers Week Ending Nov. 6

1. Beach Boys - - Smile Sessions
2. Tom Waits - - Bad As Me
3. Decemberists - - Long Live the King
4. John Prine - - The Singing Mailman Delivers
5. Wilco - - The Whole Love
6. Florence & the Machine - - Ceremonials
7. Feist - - Metals
8. She & Him - - A Very She & Him Christmas
9. J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound - - Want More
10. Ryan Adams - - Ashes & Fire