CL Smooth / Pete Rock They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) / Straighten It Out These two songs are taken from the group’s legendary first full-length from 1992, Mecca and The Soul Brother. Originally, both were their own 12-inch singles, but for this special, first-time-ever 7-Inch release, they are paired together. They Reminisce Over You – a tribute to their late friend Trouble T- Roy (a member of Heavy D’s crew) – is one of the most beloved hip-hop tracks of the ‘90s, and rightfully so. Grooving very deeply over a filtered bassline and a now-ingrained Tom Scott saxophone riff (Today), CL Smooth lives up to his moniker, weaving various tales and lessons about family and friends. His status as a storytelling MC remains underrated, but here it remains proudly on display. Straighten It Out, although not the runaway smash that They Reminisce was, is equally emotional and soulful. Again over a mid- tempo groove, and again with Pete’s trademark warm horn samples. Get On Down 7"
Dr. John Remedies [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 1. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 29th August, strictly one per customer. Splatter Colored Vinyl Pressing Exclusive For RSD 2020.First issued in 1970.CD last issued in 2002.Vinyl out of print since the 70s.2500 copies worldwide.Arriving on the heels of the socially conscious Babylon, Dr.John's 1970 album Remedies marked his 3rd studio release under his eccentric, voodoo-inspired "Night Tripper" persona, and his first not to be produced by Harold Bapttiste, instead turning to famed rock producer Tom Dowd.Featuring a psychedelic and progressive take on Dr.John's signature style of swampy, hazy New Orleans boogie-woogie rock, undoubtedly inspired by his then recent stint in a psych ward. Track listing A Side 1.Loop Garoo 2.What Goes Around Comes Around 3.Wash, Mama, Wash 4.Chippy, Chippy 5.Mardi Gras Day B Side 1.Angola Anthem Get On Down LP RSD 2020
Herbie Hancock Trio / Herbie Hancock The Herbie Hancock Trio [Black Friday 20] This is an exclusive release for Black Friday 2020. Available online from 6:00pm on 27th November, strictly one per customer. 3000 pressed worldwide. Vinyl Previously Issued Only In Japan. For Black Friday Get On Down Offers A Complete Replica Of The Japanese Release Including A Full Color Insert And Deluxe OBI Strip. This 1977 studio recording finds Herbie Hancock embracing his jazz roots. The straight forward trio setting puts Hancock’s piano front and center. Backed by Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams behind the drums, the recording features Hancock originals as well as the Trio’s take on Miles Davis’ “Milestones.” Though recorded at fabled San Francisco studio The Automatt, the recording was only immediately issued in Japan. To this day, Japan is the only country to see a vinyl release of the session. That changes on Black Friday as Get On Down presents The Herbie Hancock Trio. Track listing : A Side 1. Watch It 2. Speak Like A Child B Side 1. Watcha Watin For 2. Look 3. Milestones Get On Down LP
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston [Get On Down] Vinyl LP reissue of the 1973 album by the legendary Toots & The Maytals. It was their first album produced by Chris Blackwell (head of Island Records). The better known US version is a compilation of the original Funky Kingston and their second album, In the Dark. It is notable for the Maytals' biggest hit, "Pressure Drop", as well as unlikely cover songs, such as a Reggae version of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads", which replaces the lyrical reference to West Virginia with West Jamaica. 10 tracks. Universal. 2009. Get On Down LP
slick rick Children's Story Storytelling has been a part of the hip-hop lexicon since the artform’s earliest days. And in all those decades, there has never been a taleweaver like Slick Rick. Even masters who came along in Rick’s wake – ranging from Will Smith to Ghostface Killah and Eminem – know that even though they blazed their own paths, they never did it better than the Slick one. When it comes to Rick and his tales, 1988’s “Children’s Story” is perhaps his best, recited to this day by fans and MCs in training as a rite of passage. Just hearing the opening lines begins a sing-along that can quickly fill a room: “Once upon a time / Not long ago / When people wore pajamas / And lived life slow...” In recognition of such top-tier hip-hop storytelling, Get On Down now presents this 45 single reissue of the Slick Rick classic, featuring "The Moment I Feared" on the B-side. This 7" re-release, previously only available as part of Get On Down's 2017 Record Store Day offerings, comes packaged in a re-creation of the original 12" cover art, and is the perfect addition to your old school vinyl collection Get On Down 7"
Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters Super Ape Few artists enjoy a legacy that involves a re-engineering of the very genre in which they work. Lee “Scratch” Perry is such an artist. As a pioneer of dub reggae Perry viewed the mixing console as musical instrument in its own right. The influence of his revolutionary approach has been felt world-wide and into genres far beyond reggae. His 1976 effort, Super Ape, is considered a masterpiece of this or any genre. Working with The Upstetters at his Black Ark studio Perry created a sound with such a lasting appeal that The Rough Guide includes Super Ape as one of their 100 Essential Reggae releases. Get On Down LP