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Record Store Day April 13th, 2019


Get On Down and Traffic Entertainment are proud to support independent record stores around the globe this Record Store Day. We will be releasing limited edition titles that will not be available to pre-order on our website, but will be available exclusively at your favorite local independent store on Saturday April 13, 2019. Check www.recordstoreday.com for availability and call your local store to see if they will be stocking these releases. Quantities are limited, on a first come first serve basis, at participating locations.

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Herbie Hancock -Dedication

NEVER BEFORE RELEASED ON VINYL OUTSIDE OF JAPAN PACKAGED WITH A FULL-COLOR OBI-STRIP AND INSERT

Dedication by Herbie Hancock is an anomalous entry in the discography of the revered jazz-fusion keyboardist. The album was recorded over the course of a single day, in the middle of a tour of Japan at Koseinekin Hall in Tokyo, and for years would be available exclusively in Japan. Produced a month ahead of his 1974 studio album Thrust, the follow-up to his career-defining album Head Hunters, Dedication's tracks were noteworthy for how drastically different they were from the material that followed. Gone was the dangerously funked-out rhythm section goodness of the Headhunters; instead Hancock is alone, performing four solo pieces on grand piano, electric keys, and synthesizer. Side one features Hancock at his most introspective, featuring romantic, ballad-like takes on two of his 60s pieces: "Maiden Voyage", and "Dolphin Dance." Side two, on the other hand, is almost a polar opposite, utilizing early techno rhythms through Fender Rhodes electric keyboards, and the sample-and-hold features of the ARP 2600 synthesizer, rendering spacey, exploratory jams such as the original track "Nobu", and an electro-funky take on "Cantaloupe Island". (Two tracks which predicted Hancock's eventual electro-funk dominance in the 1980s.) A unique and momentous obscurity of Herbie Hancock's catalog, Dedication has never seen a vinyl release outside of Japan prior to now. Nearly 30 years later, Get On Down has sought to allay that, with a premium-grade Record Store Day reissue worthy of any jazz collector's archives, or any crate digger's armament.

Tracklisting

A1. Maiden Voyage
A2. Dolphin Dance
B1. Nobu
B2. Cantaloupe Island

 

Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs- Life of a Kid in the Ghetto 

OUT OF PRINT ON VINYL SINCE 1991

The 1990s was a rich vein of classic hip-hop, especially on the East Coast, which rendered some of the greatest works from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mobb Deep, and many others. Frequently lost in the genre's New York-centric history was Boston's burgeoning hip-hop scene during the 1990s, spearheaded by working class Roxbury native Edward Anderson, best known by his stage name Ed O.G Over the course of his career, which has spanned nearly 30 years, Ed O.G has maintained an admirably strong cult following, and has gone on to work with contemporaries like RZA, KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pete Rock, and Common, while touring the world over, and producing numerous solo and collaborative albums. Ed O.G.'s illustrious career debuted in 1991, with the release of what is arguably his best known album, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, a collaboration with his crew, billed as Da Bulldogs (which was actually an acronym for “Black United Leaders Living Directly on Grooving Sounds”), though Ed O.G was clearly the main event. An underrated classic in its own right, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto runs a gamut of sounds ranging from the introspective conscious hip-hop of "Be A Father To Your Child", to the whimsical boasts of "I'm Different", to deeply political fare like the Ace & Quan and Def Jef-featuring "Speak Upon It", plastered across a backdrop of Joe Mansfield-produced sample-heavy soundscapes, which snatched clips from deep cuts of James Brown, Roy Ayers, and The Delfonics, to name just a few. It also managed to generate Billboard charting singles out of tracks like "Bug-A-Boo", "Be A Father To Your Child", and "I Got To Have It", which would become Ed O.G's signature track, and sample fodder for 2Pac, De La Soul, and DJ Premier. Get On Down now presents Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, an unheralded rarity of renaissance hip-hop, reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1991. The audio has been remastered from its original tapes, so every bit and piece of Ed O.G's masterpiece is crisp and clear on wax. An uncovered gem of 90s rap well worth a re-listen or first-time discovery, and a sterling representation of Boston hip-hop.

Tracklisting 

A1. I'm Different A2. Speak Upon It (feat. Ace & Quan, & Def Jef) A3. Feel Like A Nut A4. I Got To Have It A5. She Said It Was Great A6. Dedicated To The Right Wingers
B1. Gotta Have Money (If You Ain't Got Money, You Ain't Got Jack) B2. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy B3. Be A Father To Your Child B4. Stop (Think For A Moment) B5. Bug-A-Boo B6. Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto

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CZARFACE- A Double Dose of Danger

Join the heroic CZARFACE for a “Double Dose of Danger” on Record Store Day 2019! Fresh off of full length collaborations with MF DOOM and GHOSTFACE KILLAH, Czarface’s powerhouse producer 7L scores the soundtrack to a “Double Dose of Danger,” a 20 page giant-sized comic book & LP set, inspired by the legendary Power Records collection from the 70’s. Written by Marvel Comics contributor and Czarface’s own Esoteric, our hero leaps off the pages and into dastardly danger! There’s two action packed stories, “Chrome Doubt” illustrated by the Grammy nominated Benjamin Marra and “Poach the Poacher” drawn by Dan McDaid...each backed with Czarface’s bone chilling soundtrack. With cover art by Czarface co-creator Lamour Supreme, this LP is guaranteed to stand out in your Czarface vinyl collection.

Tracklisting 

SIDE A: POACH THE POACHER Beautiful Beast • Enemies and Ivory Elephant Gun • Thieves and Junkies Poach the Poacher
SIDE B: CHROME DOUBT Clap Clap • Gun Charges Chrome Doubt • Masked in the Alley Rystarr's Theme

Dillinger- CB 200 

By the 1970s Reggae had spread from Jamaica and become an international phenomena. Enter Dillinger, who rose up with the El Paso Sound System as part of the second generation of Jamaican toasters. His name came from American gangster John Dillinger at the suggestion of none other than Lee Perry (who produced his first album). A deal with Island Records followed, with sessions happening at Channel One Studios with Joseph ""Jo Jo"" Hoo Kim producing. Recording at Channel One in mid-70s meant Dillinger and Jo Jo were tapping into an immense talent pool in the form of The Revolutionaries, the studio’s in-house band. CB 200 features contributions from Earl “Chinna” Smith, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Ansel Collins, Sly Dunbar, and Tommy McCook among others. The release also brought forth the career defining cut “Cokane In My Brain”, a hit record on an international basis. Despite the success of CB 200 and “Cokane In My Brain” the release has remained out of print in all formats since the mid-1980s. Get On Down is about to change that, with their Record Store Day 2019 reissue of this too often overlooked Reggae masterpiece.

Tracklisting

A1. C.B. 200 A2. No Chick It A3. Cokane In My Brain A4. The General A5. Power Bank
B1. Plantation Heights B2. Race Day B3. Natty Kick Like Lightning B4. Buckingham Palace B5. Crankface

Pete Rock- Return of the SP-1200

BRAND NEW ALBUM DEBUTING EXCLUSIVELY ON VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2019!

Pete Rock is widely recognized as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. His name is oft included in the pantheon of the greatest, alongside DJ Premier, RZA and J Dilla. In addition, Pete has one of the world’s most extensive vinyl collections, the sort of collection who’s size can only be estimated – and that estimate stands in excess of 100,000 LPs. 2019 will see the launch of Pete Rock’s own imprint, Tru Soul Records. And being a lover of all things vinyl, he’s decided that the label’s inaugural release has to be for Record Store Day. Rock’s production forte is the melding of Jazz with early 90s East Coast boom bap, as demonstrated though his work with partner in rhyme CL Smooth. But there was a time before Pete met CL, a time before the world came to know Pete Rock & CL Smooth, a time when Pete was a 19 year old in his basement in Mount Vernon, NY making beats with his SP-1200. These are those beats. Released for the first time ever on “Return Of The SP-1200” debuting on Record Store Day 2019.

Tracklisting 

A1. Dreamer • A2. Harps of Heaven • A3. Round Midnight A4. Hope The World Don't Stop (Before I Get Mines) A5. Neo Funk • A6. Kool Jazz • A7. Gutta Music
B1. Death Becomes You (Instrumental) B2. Live From The Basement (Up, Up And Away) B3. Traveling Man • B4. Street Dreams B5. Below O • B6. A Khalimba Story B7. Food 4 Thought • B8. Take A Knee

 

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