Dec 31, 2013
Bootleg rap and R&B vinyl is thriving, even though most of the music is easy to buy or free to download.
By Leor Galil
Music Feature, rap, R&B, records, vinyl, bootlegs, bootleg vinyl, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, unlicensed vinyl, Numero Group, Rob Sevier, piracy, Clinton Heylin, Bob Dylan, Glassnote, Childish Gambino, Trade Mark of Quality, CHIRP Record Fair, Groove Distribution, Drake, mixtapes, downloads, Reckless Records, Logan Hardware, Eminem, The Weeknd, Big Cartel, Top Dawg Entertainment, tde.bigcartel.com, bigcartel.com, topdawgent.bigcartel.com, TDE, Geto Boys, Scarface, Willie D., Bushwick Bill, Fact, NME, Exclaim, Spin, Nielsen SoundScan, Andrew Barber, Universal records, Respect the Classics, LP reissues, reissues, John Miranda, copyright, Modern Vinyl, Chris Lantinen, Tupac Shakur
Jun 26, 2013
He's been a doorman, a karate instructor, even an extra in an Adam Sandler movie—and now, after decades of trying, he might finally make it in the music business.
By Leor Galil
Music Feature, Doug Shorts, Wells High School, Chatham, Chess Records, Shades of Brown, soul, vocal soul, funk, Cermakk, Cherries Records, R&B, 45s, seven-inches, Andrew Brearley, records, Herb Butler, WHPK, Master Plan Inc., Bob Abrahamian, record collectors, The Players, Meaty Ogre, doormen, Galapagos4, Brian "Robust" Kuptzin, Sheila Hernando, DJ Shred One, Jazzman, compilations, Numero Group, Frank Dukes, Dap-Kings, Homer Steinweiss, Frederick Douglass Shorts, The Mannequins, The Visitors, Joe Stevenson, Dean Knox, James Clark Revue, Eddie Manning, The Fugitives, Archie Brooks, song-writing, David Rivkin, David Z., record producers, Ed Cody, Brunswick, Gary Jackson, Raymond Haley, Mundo, vanity labels, Wabash YMCA, Motown, Roosevelt Purifoy, Buccellati, mvoies, cassettes, gospel music, CDs, albums, home studios, Funkland, Record Dugout, Steve Batinich, Joe Lopez, Numero Group, Rob Sevier, tapes, acetates, Video
Apr 27, 2012
Reader staff writer Peter Margasak on early Cramps, and Hideout talent buyer Michael Slaboch on Mazzy Star
In Rotation, Peeping Tom, The Cramps, The Unthanks, Robert Wyatt, Antony & the Johnsons, Numero Group, Rob Sevier, William Tyler, Masaki Batoh, Richard Feynman, Michael Slaboch, JC & Co., Mazzy Star, WFMU
Arts & Culture,
Jan 5, 2012
The Warmth of Other Suns, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, and Bento Box on Armitage
By Armando Salazar
Culture Vultures, Charles Coleman, Facets Cinematheque, The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, Rob Sevier, Numero Group, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth, Peter Rios, Alliance Bakery, The Bento Box
Oct 27, 2011
Thomas Boddie's small-batch soul
By Luca Cimarusti
Crickets, Music, Numero Group, Boddie Recording Company, Thomas Boddie, Rob Sevier, Keith Herzik, Rabid Rabbit, Spank Rock, Omar Souleyman, Dead Farmers, Exhumed, Video
Sep 10, 2009
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, Jake Austen picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.
By Jake Austen
Music Feature, Michael Jackson, Jackson Five, Moonwalk, One-derful Records, George Leaner, Ernie Leaner, Eric Leaner, Tony Leaner, Billy Leaner, Phyllis Newkirk, Larry Blasingaine, Hakeem, Four Dukes, Joseph Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Johnny Jackson, Jake Austen, Bob Abrahamian, WHPK, Sitting in the Park, Rob Sevier, Numero Group, Ken Shipley, Larry Nestor, Wilton Crump, Delroy Bridgeman, Senators, Vee-Jay, Abner, James Porter, Robert Pruter, Chicago, soul, R & B, Big Boy, Eddie Silvers, Soul Merchants, Sharpees, I'm a Big Boy Now, You've Changed, We Dont Have to Be Over 21, Some Girls Want Me for Their Lover, first recording, earliest recording, Gary, Indiana, Steeltown Records, Steeltown, Gordon Keith, Motown, Berry Gordy, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Ben Brown, Jerry Reese, Sherman Nesbary, Ludie Washington, Lou D. Washington, Maurice Rogers, Willie Spencer, Shirley Cartman, Pervis Spann, WVON, E. Rodney Jones, Bud Pressner, Sunny Sawyer, Apex, Vaughn Morrison, Morrison Sound Studio, Atlantic Records, Atco, Luther Terry, Richard Arons, Dynamo Records, Magical Connection, Next Movement, Ripples & Waves, Phillip Mack, Troy Shondell, Ed Cody, Jerry Mundo, Richard Brown, Freddie Young, Ray Grimes, Lamont King, Solomon Ard, George Rias, Swamp Dogg, Jerry Williams, The Jackson Five & Johnny: Beginning Years, Brunswick Records, Pre-History, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Elvy Woodard, Otis Hayes, Teens With Talent, Alvin Cash, Twine Time, Five Du-Tones, Tone Recordings, United Distribution, Billy McGregor, Louis Jefferson, J.J. the DJ, WMPP, Jimmy Jones, Amos Cobb, Rod Shard, Young Folk