RSD Black Friday 2019

The list of exclusive releases for Record Store Day Black Friday is finally here! We’re thrilled to have five incredible albums included in this year’s offerings, which you can read all about below. Be sure to find your local participating store(s) and mark your calendars for November 29, 2019.
Velvert Turner Group
Velvert Turner Group
Velvert Turner is largely known for being a protégé and student of Jimi Hendrix, who he met as a teenager in New York in the late ‘60s. The influence is immediately clear, with respect to both Turner’s guitar work and vocals. Some have even mistaken his only album for a “lost” Hendrix recording, and it’s hard to blame them. Velvert Turner Group’s self-titled 1972 release, which aptly closes with a tribute to Hendrix (a cover of “Freedom”), has been out of print for decades. Now it’s coming back to vinyl with a pink color pressing, mastered from original analog tapes, exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday.
Velvert Turner was Jimi Hendrix’s only real guitar student and protege. They were very close, and this is the only record every recorded by Velvert, making it an indispensable addition to any real collection.” – Richard Lloyd (Television)
Delicious Vinyl Compilation (Various Artists)
A Slice of Delicious Vinyl: Rare Singles & RMXS
Iconic Los Angeles hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl is best known for early hits like Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina”, Young MC’s “Bust a Move”, and influential ‘90s hip-hop group The Pharcyde. For this compilation, we dug through the vaults to uncover some of Delicious Vinyl’s rarest singles, remixes, and b-sides. The release comes on a limited edition red color vinyl pressing, exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday.
Larry Mullins + Mike Watt
“1969” (Parts I and II)
Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt team up for a tribute to The Stooges, a full fifty years after their groundbreaking debut album. Mullins and Watt previously played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges. The seven inch vinyl release features their unique take on the classic “1969”, divided into two parts. The single is available exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday, and is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide. Half of the pressing comes on a blue and yellow split color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise.
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
Live in 1956 (Allentown, PA)
Unearthed for the first time after the discovery of a “mystery” tape reel, Louis Armstrong‘s performance in Allentown, PA on November 24, 1956 is one for the history books. Armstrong is joined by his All-Stars, including Trummy Young, Edmund Hall, Billy Kyle, and Velma Middleton. Available for the first time in any format, the historic concert audio has been mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on “aqua” color vinyl for this limited edition release, exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday.
Cecil Taylor
This live solo album by Cecil Taylor was recorded in Ohio in March of 1973. The album was originally released on Taylor’s own Unit Core label and subsequently more widely released on the Freedom label. The album, Indent, has received critical praise, including a 4/5 star review from the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. Previously out of print for decades, the phenomenal work is finally coming back to vinyl with an audiophile-grade pressing from Pallas Group. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering. This white color vinyl pressing is exclusively available for Black Friday Record Store Day.