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Jimmy Carter & The Dallas County Green - Summer Brings The Sunshine Green Vinyl Edition
Jimmy Carter & The Dallas County Green
Summer Brings The Sunshine Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Don't let the postcard-generic cover art fool you, Summer Brings The Sunshine stands head and shoulders above nearly any major label country rock album crowding mid-'70s record bins. Next to the hundreds or even thousands of slick productions flowing out of Nashville and Los Angeles, Jimmy Carter scoured his rural Missouri surroundings for farmhands and semi-pros alike to lay down eight farm-isolated originals in 1977. Tasty female backing vocals, languid pedal steel, and feisty guitar licks abound on this exalted and near-peerless slice of Cosmic American Music.
Rupa - Disco Jazz Sunsugar Vinyl Edition
Rupa
Disco Jazz Sunsugar Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Barely disco and hardly jazz, Rupa Biswas' 1982 LP is the halfway point between Bollywood and Balearic. Tracked in Calgary's Living Room Studios with a crack team of Indian and Canadian studio rats alike, Disco Jazz is a perfect fusion of East and West. Sarod and synthesizer intricately weaving around one another for 37 transcendent minutes, culminating in the viral hit "Aaj Shanibar." Remastered from original analogue source material and with he permission and blessing of the producers and performers.
Duster - Stratosphere Black Vinyl Edition
Sanford Clark - They Call Me Contry Blue Vinyl Edition
Sanford Clark
They Call Me Contry Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood-produced hit "The Fool," Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix's Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow Bakersfield's outlaw sound and ignore Nashville's countrypolitan flair, standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music's third generation. Clark's booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and drinking til you can't stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration.
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
Syl Johnson
Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ten years into his role as poster boy for pop soul and peak-hour R&B, Syl Johnson did an unlikely about-face and cut the most inspiring and powerful song he'd ever touch. Issued on 45 in September of 1969, "Is It Because I'm Black" struck an immediate chord within the black community, forcing the song up the charts by sheer volume of call-in requests. It would be Syl's biggest hit for Twinight, climbing as high as #11 on the Billboard R&B chart during its 14-week stay, marking the defining moment of what had become more than just an occupation. Syl had his hands on a career and worked tirelessly rehearsing his next opus, an album of songs reflective of the changing times. With "Is It Because I'm Black" still bolding the pages of Billboard, the coming LP's title appeared to Syl plain as day _ or, in this case, black as night. Issued in April 1970 _ a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye's What's Going On _ Is It Because I'm Black can rightly be called the first black concept album, a distinction few give it credit for. But that factoid, whatever its meaning then or now, failed to inspire music buyers: Johnson's record never got a whiff of the two million copies Gaye's did in its first year of availability. Syl lays the blame squarely on the record's lack of marketability to a white audience. The album's cover didn't exactly move units either. Photographer Jerry Griffith dragged Syl to a burned-out building on 43rd Street to shoot the back cover image, and he finger-painted the iconic title over a stock photo of an eroding brick wall. The title track, coupled with the politically charged "I'm Talking About Freedom" and ghetto conscious "Concrete Reservation" sealed the album's cool reception as the work of an "angry black man." Which is unfortunate, as "Together Forever," "Come Together," and "Black Balloons" are positively uplifting, forming their own pot of gold at the end of a grayscale rainbow. The album's closer burns the brightest. "Right On" devolves into a full-on party track, ending with Syl riffing on the line "I'm gonna keep on doing my thing," as if to answer his critics before their needles reached the run-out groove.
Duster - Together Sad Boy Blue Vinyl Edition
Duster
Together Sad Boy Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 23.09.2022
Gather your loved ones, Together is here. Duster's fourth album is a 13-song exploration of comfortable, interplanetary goth. A sonic vaseline of submerged guitars, solder-burned synths, and over-driven rhythm tracks. "I know people say, `Oh Duster music so sad, we've even said it ourselves before," Clay Parton said. "But it's a lot more like absurdism than nihilism."
Antena - Camino Del Sol Orange & Blue Splattered Vinyl Edition
Antena
Camino Del Sol Orange & Blue Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
34,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
1982, Brussels: The former au pair for Rick Wakeman of Yes and two of her teenage friends are at the doorstep of Les Disques Du Crepuscule, ready to cut an album with Gilles Martin. Living on busking wages and next door to Tuxedomoon, their work results in a contemporary bossanova record that would provide a missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk. Camino Del Sol was issued and promptly forgotten, with Isabelle Antena moving toward jazz in Asia and the others returning to France. Twenty years later, it was findable only as a VG+ LP with a sticker price of $4.99. Intrigued by the striking cover's sunlit patio furniture emptiness basking in the south of France, we scooped up Camino Del Sol and grouped the extant Antena recordings from that exceptional period by session. 2LP reissue of the original five-song mini-LP adds the group's first 12" (a cover of Jobim's "Girl From Ipanema," naturally), the Seaside Weekend 12", compilation tracks, and two previously unissued cuts, recasting this short-lived combo's forward-thinking milemarker as a modern-day masterstroke.
Wee - You Can Fly On My Aeroplane White Vinyl Edition
Wee
You Can Fly On My Aeroplane White Vinyl Edition
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Scoring the lives of small-time players, pimps, junkies, and prostitutes lurking around his simultaneously blessed and cursed existence, Wee mastermind Norman Whiteside lived in an entirely different Columbus than Capsoul's Bill Moss or Prix's Clem Price. Alternating between Stevie Wonder's dreamy soul and Sly Stone's druggy groove, You Can Fly On My Aeroplane bypasses Whiteside's everyday gritty street life reality, focusing instead on the airy sounds of fantasy and masquerade. LP version replicates the original nine-song album as originally released on Owl records. Smooth, sexy, and synthy, You Can Fly On My Aeroplane is a peerless and sprawling psychedelic soul concept album and a sure-fire panty soaker to boot.
Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love
Trevor Dandy
Is There Any Love
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Numero Group)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A branch pruned from West Indian-born Trevor Dandy’s 1970 LP Don’t Cry Little Tree, “Is There Any Love” is the stand out track from our 10th release, Good God: A Gospel Funk Hymnal. Produced by composer Paul Zaza in his basement studio in Toronto’s Etobicoke municipality, the socially turned-on Don’t Cry was intended to be sold to Dandy’s congregation. When Dandy failed to hit his promised sales goal of 2000, most of the pressing was relocated to the dump. “Is There Any Love” has since gone on to be sampled by a plethora of artists, including Kid Cudi, Ghostface Killah, Monsters of Folk, and Common. In 2009 we pressed up 200 copies of a one sided version of Dandy’s signature tune in conjunction with United Record Pressing and gave most of them away. It has since become one of the most in demand 45s Numero has ever issued. This unlimited repressing ups the ante slightly, as we’ve added an identical second “bonus” side for discerning DJs and home hifi enthusiasts alike to add their own cue burns, scuffs, and scratches to.
Hot Chocolate - Hot Chocolate Brown Vinyl Edition
Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate Brown Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
Not to be confused with English commercial funk outfit, Lou Ragland's Hot Chocolate trio steamed out of the Cleveland scene in the early '70s powered by their own recipe of groove-forward R&B. Housed in a replica jacket showcasing Dick Dugan's ubiquitous cartooning, Numero is proud to present the first American repressing of this Forest City touchstone since its original release; a steaming mugful of funkier-than-thou tunes from the incomparable Ragland songbook. Hot is, after all, funk's ideal serving temperature.
Volta Jazz - Air Volta Black Vinyl Edition
Volta Jazz
Air Volta Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
From the landlocked tropical savanna of Upper Volta, an ever-evolving cast of musicians brought the world's rhythms to the streets of their native Bobo-Dioulasso. Combining Congolese rhumba, American R&B, French yé-yé, Cuban son, and regional Senufo and Mandingo traditions, Orchestre Volta Jazz was at the epicenter of the West African musical explosion of the '60s and '70s. Air Volta compiles nine original songs originally issued on the Disques France-Afrique and Sonafric labels, a peerless primer of a group that turned the brutality of colonialism into something beautiful and enduring.
Love Apple - Love Apple Red Vinyl Edition
Love Apple
Love Apple Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the late '70s, three do-right women from Cleveland forged a brief partnership with Ohio's everything man, Lou Ragland. Unlike the prefabricated singing combos of the day, Lily Pearson, Annette Warren, and Avetta Henry swapped lead duties as situation demanded. When a Ragland-centric publicity stunt preempted a concert appearance, Love Apple disintegrated, abandoning this rehearsal tape within the lo-fi confines of Thomas Boddie's cherished Eastside studio. Devoid of bass, the sparse instrumentation (only Lou on guitar and piano and Hot Chocolate's Tony Roberson on drums) accentuates each vocalist's aptitude, showcasing some of Ragland's finest songwriting in the process. During any given take, Ragland can be heard calling audibles, directing his singers to repeat a passage, or lending his own sweet tenor to the vocal mix. Never intended for release, Love Apple's six-song sketch is the perfect companion to I Travel Alone, bringing Ragland's unique musical vision into sharper focus.
Super DJata Band, The - En Super Forme Volume 1 Mango Vinyl Edition
Super DJata Band, The
En Super Forme Volume 1 Mango Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, pastoral Senufo dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire with western psychedelia, blues, and Nigerian afro-beat, Zani Diabaté's Super Djata Band was among Mali's top orchestras. Tracked live inside Radio Mali's cozy environs in January 1982, En Super Forme was briefly available via Côte d'Ivoire's Musique Mondiale imprint. The album centers around Diabaté and his electric guitar's pyrotechnics, a relentless shredder that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mali's fingerstyle gods Ali Farka Touré and Djelimady Tounkara.
Lou Ragland - Is The Conveyor Clear Vinyl Edition
Lou Ragland
Is The Conveyor Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
The last and most monumental chapter of Lou Ragland's Cleveland career. Understand Each Other serves as a spiritual magnum opus of generations of soul luminaries from the Forest City. The album opens with the socially conscious title track backed by the full force of the Cleveland Orchestra, gutting out a second place finish to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On in both its mission and its mix. This 45th anniversary pressing houses fresh remasters from the original reels in a replica jacket, while Remus Peterson's handsketched depiction of Lou Ragland as peacemaker implores a sabre-toothed tiger and a dove to "Understand Each Other."
Super DJata Band, The - En Super Forme Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
Super DJata Band, The
En Super Forme Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, pastoral Senufo dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire with western psychedelia, blues, and Nigerian afro-beat, Zani Diabaté's Super Djata Band was among Mali's top orchestras. Tracked live inside Radio Mali's cozy environs in January 1982, En Super Forme was briefly available via Côte d'Ivoire's Musique Mondiale imprint. The album centers around Diabaté and his electric guitar's pyrotechnics, a relentless shredder that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mali's fingerstyle gods Ali Farka Touré and Djelimady Tounkara.
Bedhead - What Fun Life Was Powder White Vinyl Edition
Bedhead
What Fun Life Was Powder White Vinyl Edition
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Original 1994 album remastered and repackaged in an expanded gatefold and pressed on powder white vinyl."On a family vacation to Florida in the mid-`70s, Bubba cut his head on the bedside table in a motel room. I still remember it vividly and how I was haunted by the matter-of-fact line: `you cut your head on the bedside table.' Its ten syllables sounded right, but the content is what really haunted me. It felt like the ultimate betrayal, the bedside table taking advantage of its proximity to a serenely sleeping body." - Matt Kadane"WhatFunLifeWas is concise and evocative, songs whose meticulous conception sacrifices nothing in the way of visceral power. Heady without being stifled, dynamic without being obvious, quiet but best heard loudly, /fun takes the simple and builds it into something deceptively complex."_Dallas Observer
V.A. - Ebirac All-Stars
V.A.
Ebirac All-Stars
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal '79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.
V.A. - Shanghai'd Soul: Episode 4 Colored Vinyl Edition
Volta Jazz - Air Volta Red Vinyl Edition
Volta Jazz
Air Volta Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
From the landlocked tropical savanna of Upper Volta, an ever-evolving cast of musicians brought the world's rhythms to the streets of their native Bobo-Dioulasso. Combining Congolese rhumba, American R&B, French yé-yé, Cuban son, and regional Senufo and Mandingo traditions, Orchestre Volta Jazz was at the epicenter of the West African musical explosion of the '60s and '70s. Air Volta compiles nine original songs originally issued on the Disques France-Afrique and Sonafric labels, a peerless primer of a group that turned the brutality of colonialism into something beautiful and enduring.
Lou Ragland - Is The Conveyor Black Vinyl Edition
Lou Ragland
Is The Conveyor Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
The last and most monumental chapter of Lou Ragland's Cleveland career. Understand Each Other serves as a spiritual magnum opus of generations of soul luminaries from the Forest City. The album opens with the socially conscious title track backed by the full force of the Cleveland Orchestra, gutting out a second place finish to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On in both its mission and its mix. This 45th anniversary pressing houses fresh remasters from the original reels in a replica jacket, while Remus Peterson's handsketched depiction of Lou Ragland as peacemaker implores a sabre-toothed tiger and a dove to "Understand Each Other."
Hot Chocolate - Hot Chocolate Black Vinyl Edition
Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
Not to be confused with English commercial funk outfit, Lou Ragland's Hot Chocolate trio steamed out of the Cleveland scene in the early '70s powered by their own recipe of groove-forward R&B. Housed in a replica jacket showcasing Dick Dugan's ubiquitous cartooning, Numero is proud to present the first American repressing of this Forest City touchstone since its original release; a steaming mugful of funkier-than-thou tunes from the incomparable Ragland songbook. Hot is, after all, funk's ideal serving temperature.
Duster - Contemporary Movement
Duster
Contemporary Movement
Tape | 2000 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
A muffled cry into the technological darkness, Contemporary Movement slid into the world right as the MP3 was seeping out of college dorms. A 39-minute drift into the void, drenched in Cold War-era reverb and then submerged in four track hiss for good measure. Duster constructed a Brutalist masterpiece on the outskirts of a suburban mall, as if to say, "We were here.""Music for dark spaces and closed eyelids, deeply psychedelic but without sprawl, ambient music with a serrated edge of punk."_The Ringer
Joanna Brouk - The Space Between White Vinyl Vinyl Edition
Joanna Brouk
The Space Between White Vinyl Vinyl Edition
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Previously issued on three rare cassette-only editions, Joanna Brouk's 1980 sophomore album The Space Between has finally been given spacious LP quarters. The side-long title track, performed by Brouk's Mills College instructor and sometime-lover Bill Maraldo is among the deepest and most distinctive pieces in the new age canon, while side B's three cuts expand the theme in hypnotic new directions.
Duster - 1975 Mostly Ghost White Vinyl Edition
Duster
1975 Mostly Ghost White Vinyl Edition
12" | 1999 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Y2K prepper-rock for the underemployed. Tracked at home in 1999, the 1975 EP expands on Stratosphere's slacker-positive dreamscape, with layers of guitars both clean and fuzzy, humming organ, and "gasp!" a drum machine. Needle down, candles on.
V.A. - Valley Of The Sun: Field Guide To Inner Harmony Sedona Sunset Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Valley Of The Sun: Field Guide To Inner Harmony Sedona Sunset Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
34,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Both a marketing firm and metaphysical mission, Valley of the Sun synthesized style and spirituality to produce an extensive catalog that at once defines and defies new age music. Founder Dick Sutphen worked with tireless devotion to spread a message he believed could change the world for the better. This 18-track overview of Vots' fertile 1977-1990 period includes music from Upper Astral, Robert Slap & Steve Powell, David Naegele, David Storrs, Steven Cooper, and Gloria Thomas, a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes, J-card scans, and a hint of Sedona sand. Subliminal hypnosis likely.
Ponderosa Twins Plus One, The - 2+2+1=
Ponderosa Twins Plus One, The
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LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
An American soul vocal group that would go on to shape the sound of pop music much farther beyond their imaginations, The Ponderosa Twins Plus One featured two sets of identical teenage twins, Alfred and Alvin Pelham, and Keith and Kirk Gardner, along with Ricky Spicer. The group released a couple of singles and a lone album for Cleveland's Saru label in 1971, breaking up and disbanding as adolescence waned. A recent sample darling of both Kanye West and Tyler The Creator, "Bound" has revealed the Ponderosa Twins Plus One as the real Midwest kid soul deal. Numero is proud to present the first official American repressing of the original 1971 release, with fresh remasters from the original analog tapes, two previously unissued bonus tracks, and a replica tip on sleeve, making this an album you're bound to fall in love with.
Bedhead - Beheaded Smoke Vinyl Edition
Bedhead
Beheaded Smoke Vinyl Edition
LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Original 1996 album remastered and pressed on limited smoke vinyl."Beheaded was such a quiet record out of necessity. I was living in a small apartment. Some of the songs I did are really quiet with no drums because I couldn't think of anything to do, we couldn't practice, and I didn't want to wake up the neighbors. It's a definite case of environment affecting the creative process." - Matt Kadane"Rough-edged and daydreaming rather than polished and gleaming. Bedhead toy with sonic isolation, building into ponderous crescendos and lounging about with some deliciously swooning guitars"_NME
Duster - Stratosphere
Duster
Stratosphere
Tape | 1998 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
14,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster's 1998's debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core's first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to "rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.""Music for dark spaces and closed eyelids, deeply psychedelic but without sprawl, ambient music with a serrated edge of punk."_The Ringer"Warm, fuzzed-out sounds that hit home like a tight, melancholic embrace from your favorite person."_Vice
Penny & The Quarters - You And Me Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
Penny & The Quarters
You And Me Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sometime in 2005, a lone box of master tapes escaped an estate sale and made its way through a network of collectors, record dealers, and "junkers" into the hands of leading Ohio soul expert Dante Carfagna, who linked them to Columbus, Ohio's mysterious Prix label (See: Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label). A bit of research turned up Prix proprietor George Beter, who identified most of the unlabeled material. All it took was an endless series of phone calls and letters and two fields trips in Columbus. But one complete mystery wended its way onto our final Prix compilation. "You and Me," a simple but irrepressible demo credited only to Penny & the Quarters, was found tacked onto a mixed studio reel. Our survey of every willing lifer left on the Columbus soul scene, including retired DJs, producers, and important local artists, produced not so much as a glimmer of recognition at the name Penny & the Quarters. Though we loved the song from the first play, it may've ended up a bit buried on our original compilation, as #18 of 19 tracks. Four years later, Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label hadn't exactly become a huge seller, although listeners had repeatedly told us that the unfiltered studio demos that fill out the record's back half were true diamonds in the rough. But neither Penny nor her Quarters had appeared to claim credit for their efforts. Then, completely out of left field, we heard from respected screen actor and avowed Numero fan Ryan Gosling that Penny's piercing bit of stripped down doo-wop was being considered for inclusion in Derek Cianfrance's indie-weeper film Blue Valentine. What we didn't know was that "You and Me" had won a major role in what became an indie circuit hit, and that Penny & the Quarters would instantly assume the role of world's most famous unknown doo-wop group. Every week is a slow news week in Columbus, Ohio, and early January 2011 found the city recovering from the thrill of elevating Ted Williams_the formerly homeless guy with the awesome voice for radio_into a national news sensation. But both major daily newspapers in town, as well as the city's alternative weekly, also ran stories about how a lost and unknown Columbus soul group had become the musical centerpiece of a film already garnering Oscar buzz. That mainstream spotlight aimed at Blue Valentine and Penny & the Quarters did the trick: we finally made contact with the widow of Jay Robinson, lead Quarters' singer and songwriter. Robinson, it turned out, had also been the leader of Columbus doo-wop pioneers The Supremes (later known as "The Columbus Supremes," for reasons which should be obvious). Jay Robinson never did give up on the dream of writing a hit record; even so, the posthumous realization of his dream is cold comfort for his widow and daughter. With their blessings, we returned to those estate sale masters and pulled down another neglected track ("You Are Giving Me Some Other Love") from the still-unknown Penny and her now-partly-known Quarters. "You and Me" is a song that could not be suppressed: not when Prix failed to release it; not when Penny & the Quarters were forgotten; not when Numero stuck it at the bitter end of a much overlooked compilation. Its evolution from estate sale trash to silver-screen gold has finally returned it to big-hole 45, where it probably should have lived all along.
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Trey Gruber - Herculean House Of Cards Colored Vinyl Edition
Trey Gruber
Herculean House Of Cards Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A tortured songwriter and struggling addict who jolted the tired Chicago DIY scene with his own brand of primal despair, Trey Gruber and his band Parent were on track to join the ranks of Twin Peaks, Mild High Club, and Whitney. His death in 2017 at the age of 26 brought it all to a halt. In his final years, Trey wrote and recorded hundreds of previously unheard demos, dandelions in the cracked concrete of 21st-century disconnect, an alphabet’s worth of which have been compiled by his family and friends for his only album: Herculean House Of Cards.
Universal Togetherness Band - Dreamality / Lucky Stars
Universal Togetherness Band
Dreamality / Lucky Stars
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two brilliant, previously unissued modern soul discoveries from the archive of U.T.B. mastermind Andre Gibson. “My Lucky Stars” rides the 120 BPM crest, with sharp horns, handclaps, triangle, and a wild guitar solo filling out the four and a half minute ride. “Dreamality” cops a Steve Miller vibe and goes on a spaced-out future funk adventure.
Chasman - Synth-E-Fuge
Chasman
Synth-E-Fuge
LP | 1989 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:1989 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Spectral synths, pulsating programming, and yes—a keytar—set the soundtrack to your next game of Spyhunter. From the blown-out motherboard of West Philadelphia’s Master Control Programmers, Charles Grossman broke off to explore his own personal outer space experience. With just a DW-8000 to keep him company, University City’s loneliest cyborg issued this eight song electro-mellow statement in 1989. Spectral synths, pulsating programming, and yes-a keytar-set the soundtrack to your next game of Spy Hunter. Jam on to a sound more sophisticated.
New World Music - Intellectual Thinking
New World Music
Intellectual Thinking
LP | 2019 | Original (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One copy per customer.

Pre-dotcom electro-funk from the long-running S.F. collective New World Music, gathering the best of their opium-hazed Macola-issued singles on one tidy 12”. Winding keys loosely hug an over-worked 808, as a slapping, watery bass gallops alongside, the looming bummer of the mid-’80s drug war hanging heavy over the whole affair. Intellectual Thinking finds New World Music jamming towards a techno future that never arrived.
Universal Togetherness Band - Universal Togetherness Band
Universal Togetherness Band
Universal Togetherness Band
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Between 1979 and 1982, The Universal Togetherness Band tracked unearthly portions of their sprawling songbook for bewildered students in Columbia College’s audio engineering program. Storming the gates of Chicago’s premier recording studios, the erudite party band explored permutations of soul, jazz-fusion, new wave, and disco with little regard for studio rates or the availability of magnetic tape. Universal Togetherness Band captures the brightest, never-before-heard moments from this visionary group’s 5-semester recording bender.

The attractive gatefold LP edition boasts magnificent reproductions of never-before-seen images from the archives of Chicago photographer Steven E. Gross.
V.A. - Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis
V.A.
Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis
4LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
97,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in fact harbored a tight-knit community of musicians working feverishly through the late ’70s and early ’80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results sent shockingly across the pop heavens like violet lightning.

Includes a hardbound, full-color book companion to Purple Snow
Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology
Syl Johnson
Complete Mythology
6LP Box | 2010 | US | Original (Numero Group)
83,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Included on the 81 track, 6LP+4CD box (both formats included) are re-mastered versions of no less than twenty eight singles from the Twinight, Federal, Cha-Cha, Tmp-Ting, Special Agent, and Zachron labels, facsimiles of the Dresses Too Short and Is It Because I’m Black albums, ten previously unreleased tracks and detailed track by track notes from acclaimed music historian Bill Dahl. The fifty-two page booklet contains a thirty-five thousand word essay, scores of previously unpublished photos, a sampling index, and complete discography—all presented in a lavish hard bound box. For the uninitiated this is history, for those familiar this is respect for one the greatest musical artists of our time.
V.A. - Super Hits Of The 70s Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Super Hits Of The 70s Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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The ninth installment in Numero's Cabinet of Curiosities is 100% chart smashes. Culled from the depths of the private press, Super Hits gathers 12 magical adaptations from the Me Decade's introspective songbook. Pop this oversized 8-Track into your Fleetwood Weltron and enjoy a motley crew of lounge singers, wedding bands, synth enthusiasts, trailer park dreamers, accountants, gym teachers, and more as they bring their own unique energy to classics by Steely Dan, War, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, The Carpenters, Redbone, The Box Tops, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Tape warble not included.
Archie James Cavanaugh - Black And White Raven
Archie James Cavanaugh
Black And White Raven
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
A masterpiece of the schooner rock variety, Black and White Raven is an album that emerged from Archie James Cavanaugh's youthful dream of recording his own music while stuck in the Alaskan wilderness. With a freewheeling cast culled from Archie's travels around the Pacific Northwest, including Redbone's Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, Black and White Raven was set down as the '70s crested. Traces of disco, AM gold, gospel, and yacht mixed freely with his Tlingit heritage, creating a breezy and optimistic portrait of life in the 49th state.
Jeff Phelps - Magnetic Eyes Colored Vinyl Edition
Jeff Phelps
Magnetic Eyes Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1985 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1985 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Much is made of Detroit techno progenitors proximity to the auto plants. Similarly, overlooked electronic pioneer Jeff Phelps was raised just blocks from a Western Pennsylvania steel mill_close enough to smell the sulphur and hear the roaring blast furnace. When Tascam released their ground breaking Portastudio in 1984_allowing multi tracking on the far more financially inclusive cassette tape_Phelps purchased one immediately, and quickly added a Roland SH-101 monophonic synthesizer, Fender Rhodes suitcase piano, Roland drum machine, and a basic Radio Shack stereo mic. Those basic tools were employed on his first commercial productions for his own Engineered For Sound label: 1985's "Magnetic Eyes" LP and Antoinette's "Now You're Gone" 45. These DIY sketches generated few profits, and Phelps kept his day job in the energy business.Jeff Phelps eventually found his way back into performance and recording, starting with The Next Level Band near the end of the decade. Houston gourmands might have caught them at the opening of Texas's first Cheesecake Factory. "Magnetic Eyes" has already had a few lives, between TomLab's 2010 replica pressing and inclusion on Dante Carfagna's genre-defying Personal Space compilation. This 2021 edition features the heretofore un-re-released second mix, completed after discovering flaws in the initial 1985 pressing. Enjoy this technically perfect, artist-approved version of a visionary techno-adjacent masterwork.
Charlie Megira - The Abtomatic Miesterzinger Mambo Chic Colored Vinyl Edition
Charlie Megira
The Abtomatic Miesterzinger Mambo Chic Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Tri-Color-Vinyl.The bastard love child of Elvis and Lux Interior, Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira brewed a heady amalgam of '50s trash rock, surf-y tremolo, and reverb-drenched goth during his all-too-brief 44 trips around the sun. He recorded seven albums worth of material in 15 years, primarily issued on CD-R, most of which is now unreadable or in a landfill. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.On his 2000 debut, Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic, Megira channels the optimism of post-war America, narcoleptic surf, and the Twin Peaks soundtrack into a lo-fi masterpiece all his own. Sung in both Hebrew and English, Mambo Chic moves at a deliberate pace, unconcerned by the traffic of the modern world and wrapped in a blanket of Tascam 4-track hiss. On "Tomorrow's Gone" Megira achieves the feat of being so far back in time that he's somehow living in the future and waiting for the rest of us to arrive.
Charlie Megira - The Abtomatic Miesterzinger Mambo Chic Black Vinyl Edition
Charlie Megira
The Abtomatic Miesterzinger Mambo Chic Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The bastard love child of Elvis and Lux Interior, Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira brewed a heady amalgam of '50s trash rock, surf-y tremolo, and reverb-drenched goth during his all-too-brief 44 trips around the sun. He recorded seven albums worth of material in 15 years, primarily issued on CD-R, most of which is now unreadable or in a landfill. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.On his 2000 debut, Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic, Megira channels the optimism of post-war America, narcoleptic surf, and the Twin Peaks soundtrack into a lo-fi masterpiece all his own. Sung in both Hebrew and English, Mambo Chic moves at a deliberate pace, unconcerned by the traffic of the modern world and wrapped in a blanket of Tascam 4-track hiss. On "Tomorrow's Gone" Megira achieves the feat of being so far back in time that he's somehow living in the future and waiting for the rest of us to arrive.
Medusa - First Step Beyond
Syl Johnson - Dresses Too Short
Tommy McGee - I'm A Stranger
Indian Summer - Giving Birth To Thunder
Indian Summer
Giving Birth To Thunder
LP | 2019 | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The fourth leg on the early emo table of Rites of Spring, Moss Icon, and Cap’n Jazz, Indian Summer’s Giving Birth To Thunder compiles their complete discography. Emo’s second wave crashed into the Bay Area in the summer of 1994 in a rage-filled capsule of quiet and loud, octave chords, angry sons, Spock haircuts, and screaming. At the eye of this pissed-for-the-hell-of-it storm were Indian Summer. In the quartet’s 12-month existence they wrote ten songs, appeared on a dozen singles and comps, and played over 100 gigs across the U.S. and Canada before burning out, passing out, and moving out of their Blue House in Oakland. Their hand-screened aesthetic is replicated in alarming detail in the accompanying by 24-page book with detailed liner notes, flyers, and miscellaneous propaganda.
Scientists, The - A Place Called Bad Colored Vinyl Edition
Scientists, The
A Place Called Bad Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once - as much in the tradition of rock n' roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience. The themes of getting wasted, driving around in hotted-up cars, being trapped in crap jobs, and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car-wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures to create a sound all their own.
Spontaneous Overthrow - All About Money Remastered
Spontaneous Overthrow
All About Money Remastered
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Synth chutes, synth ladders, popcorn 808 beats, dirge-y chants and busted sub-woofer hums from inner-galactic soul pioneers Nathaniel Woolridge and Anthony Freeman intertwine to create this hypnotic, mythical 1984 LP from Newark, New Jersey. The most damaged party record ever set to black, or the most partied cry of the heart ever howled into personal space. Probably both.
Happy Rhodes - Ectotrophia
Happy Rhodes
Ectotrophia
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes’s similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination. Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes’s mid-’80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager — wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the ectophiles who’d eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all.

No matter how obscure your tastes run, there is always another layer to the onion of cult stardom.

Case in point: Ectotrophia, Numero Group’s latest lovingly curated, fished-from-the-depths outsider artist compilation job, which collects early recordings by dream pop singer-songwriter Happy Rhodes.

OK, Rhodes isn’t an “outsider artist” in the strictest sense — she has what folks in the biz like to call “chops,” both vocally and on her choice instruments (acoustic guitar and synthesizer), and her recordings were largely produced in professional studios. But she certainly has been an outsider in terms of her career’s trajectory and her music’s path to its audience, which has been pretty much strictly word of mouth (or word of keyboard).

Rhodes’ classical-tinged, Kate Bush and Queen-influenced music was mostly issued on cassette in the late ’80s and ’90s by the tiny label Aural Gratification, and it found a ravenous audience among a small group of fans that splintered off from a Kate Bush Usenet forum and created their own email list, “Ecto” — named after Rhodes’ fourth album — where they discussed not only Rhodes but other artists whose sensibilities they felt kindred to hers (e.g. Bush, Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry, and others). They even coined a subgenre for the music, which they also called “ecto.”

The new compilation tells the story of not only of Happy Rhodes’ music, but also of fandom in the early stages of the internet. One of several rickety, homemade (but still operational!) Rhodes-centric web pages is the “Ectophile’s Guide to Good Music,” an extension of the Ecto email list, which can still be perused here. It includes lists of the ectophile community’s favorite albums for every year since 1992. (What were the top “ecto” albums of, say, 2017? Among the arists listed are Alvvays, Fever Ray, Lorde, Tori Amos, and Perfume Genius.)
Family Circle - Family Circle
Iasos - Celestial Soul Portrait
Iasos
Celestial Soul Portrait
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation. His was pioneering work—done from a bohemian boat-slip home office—on some of the first commercially available synthesizers and, on stage, into the kaliedoscopic heart of psychedelicera concert visuals. As life-affirming and attuned to spirit as Iasos’ soul portraits were, prestigious psychology departments heard in them the tones humans hear at the precipice between life and death. Before ambient and New Age were so named and codified, the
“Paradise Music” of Iasos—represented here by 13 selections transmitted between 1975 and 1985—brought Earth-transcriptions of a vast and galactic sound-healing to a planet much in need.
Alfonso Lovo - La Gigantona
Alfonso Lovo
La Gigantona
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The son of a prominent Nicaraguan politician, Alfonso Noel Lovo was a choice target for the Sandinista rebels who hijacked his homeward flight from Miami in December of 1971, ultimately putting several rounds through the talented musician’s torso and hand. After several years, and as many surgeries, he would break new ground on this psychedelic swirl of Latin jazz and pan-American funk with his musical partner, percussionist Jose “Chepito” Areas of Santana fame. Long unavailable, La Gigantona has lived its forty years lost in the grooves of a single acetate. Imagine a Nicaraguan take on Herbie Hancock’s Afro-jazz masterpiece Mwandishi with some of the most penetrating, left-field guitar you’ve never heard.
Circuit Rider - Circuit Rider
Circuit Rider
Circuit Rider
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
21,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
This is the ultimate burnout biker psych masterpiece. Finally repressed directly from tapes to flawlessly restore the cigarette burns, Harley fumes, and cocaine hangovers of the original ride. This is a 40 minute recipe for complete mental breakdown. In included on the Acid Archives list of Top Ten LPs Most Likely To Be Owned By A Serial Killer. Circuit Rider is lost on the same journey as Kenneth Higney, Nicodemus & Matchez, YaHoWa, Boa, Heitkotter, Dave Lamb & Gye Whiz, Raven, Fraction, and The Doors’ LA Woman.
Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World
Father's Children
Who's Gonna Save The World
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first (well, second if you count Promise's appearance on Home Schooled: ABC's of Kid Soul) offering from the massive wealth of tapes we discovered in producer R. Hosea Williams' garage in 2009, Who's Gonna Save The World is the proper debut of Washington DC's Father's Children. 2 bonus tracks on 7" included!
V.A. - Super Hits Of The 70s Deep Heat Red Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Super Hits Of The 70s Deep Heat Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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The ninth installment in Numero's Cabinet of Curiosities is 100% chart smashes. Culled from the depths of the private press, Super Hits gathers 12 magical adaptations from the Me Decade's introspective songbook. Pop this oversized 8-Track into your Fleetwood Weltron and enjoy a motley crew of lounge singers, wedding bands, synth enthusiasts, trailer park dreamers, accountants, gym teachers, and more as they bring their own unique energy to classics by Steely Dan, War, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, The Carpenters, Redbone, The Box Tops, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Tape warble not included.
V.A. - Valley Of The Sun: Field Guide To Inner Hand Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Valley Of The Sun: Field Guide To Inner Hand Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
31,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Both a marketing firm and metaphysical mission, Valley of the Sun synthesized style and spirituality to produce an extensive catalog that at once defines and defies new age music. Founder Dick Sutphen worked with tireless devotion to spread a message he believed could change the world for the better. This 18-track overview of Vots' fertile 1977-1990 period includes music from Upper Astral, Robert Slap & Steve Powell, David Naegele, David Storrs, Steven Cooper, and Gloria Thomas, a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes, J-card scans, and a hint of Sedona sand. Subliminal hypnosis likely.
Duster - Together Black Vinyl Edition
Duster
Together Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 23.09.2022
Gather your loved ones, Together is here. Duster's fourth album is a 13-song exploration of comfortable, interplanetary goth. A sonic vaseline of submerged guitars, solder-burned synths, and over-driven rhythm tracks. "I know people say, `Oh Duster music so sad, we've even said it ourselves before," Clay Parton said. "But it's a lot more like absurdism than nihilism."
Duster - Together
Duster
Together
Tape | 2022 | US | Original (Numero Group)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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Gather your loved ones, Together is here. Duster's fourth album is a 13-song exploration of comfortable, interplanetary goth. A sonic vaseline of submerged guitars, solder-burned synths, and over-driven rhythm tracks. "I know people say, `Oh Duster music so sad, we've even said it ourselves before," Clay Parton said. "But it's a lot more like absurdism than nihilism."
Sweet And Innocent - Express Your Love / Cry Love
V.A. - Cult cargo - belize city boil up
V.A.
Cult cargo - belize city boil up
2LP | 2006 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
An amazing world of music: rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize ... all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style!
Sixth Station, The - Deep Night
Sixth Station, The
Deep Night
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Medium: Sealed, Cover: Sealed
Shades, The - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Gold Vinyl Edition
Shades, The
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Gold Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Numero Group)
11,04 €* 12,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Girl group greatness for your holiday soiree! Figuring it would take a Christmas miracle to break them out of rural Indiana, the Shades - Cindi, Jannie, and Suzi - traveled to Chicago's RCA Studios in 1966 to cut the yuletide classic, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." Backed with the original "Prancer's Got Some Red Spots" and released on Indiana's tiny Fujimo label,this 2021 repress comes housed in a festive pic sleevefeaturing the teen trio at their most merry and on limited edition gold Colored Vinyl.
V.A. - Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country
V.A.
Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Numero Group)
35,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Home To Cuca Records And Hundreds Of Nashville-Fantasizing Pluckers And Singers, Wisconsin's Driftless Region Was A Hotbed Of Country Music In The 1960s. Influenced By Old-Timey Ethnic Songs, Bakersfield Outlaws, Countrypolitan Rainbows, And The Lonesome Twang Of Every Rural Route Roadhouse, These 17driftless Dreamers Washed Up At Jim Kirchstein's Sauk City Record Plant With Little More Than $100 And A Longing. Collected Here Are The Fruits Of Cuca's Documentary Approach To Record Making, Capturing The Voices And Stories Of A Culture And Glacier In Abatement.
94 East - The Cookhouse 5 Gold Vinyl Edition
94 East
The Cookhouse 5 Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
LP in tip-on jacket with purple velvet and gold foil stamping. In 1975, Brooklyn transplant Pepe Willie booked time at Cookhouse Recording Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to demo five original compositions. Without roots in the Twin Cities' insular scene, Willie had no fixed backing group to help realize the arrangements he and vocalists Marcy Ingvoldstad and Kristie Lazenberry had been rehearsing. Willie organized a young cast of backing musicians for the session, among them his wife's cousin: a 16-year-old guitar prodigy named Prince Rogers Nelson. Known colloquially as "The Cookhouse 5" these recordings showcase Prince's instantly recognizable guitar playing, seasoning to perfection 94 East's short-but-sweet songbook. A crucial document concerning the origins of the Minneapolis Sound, the B-side boasts instrumental versions of each infectious tune, providing an even greater vantage point from which to admire the Purple One's expressive playing style, already evident in his teenage years.
V.A. - Numero 95 Clear Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Numero 95 Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As escapism from corporate banality turned the corner in the `90s, a new generation of vibrant, software generated soundscapes emerged. Communal access to the internet propagated the new hive mind of ideas online, giving way to smoother, stress-free textures. The PC revolution opened the gateway to ray-traced playgrounds of color and light, allowing for visions of utopic proportions to manifest themselves on screensavers far and wide. Boot up your machine, load the software on this floppy diskette, and drop out of a reality bounded by the physical laws of the universe. Numero 95 is the soundtrack to the screen saver fever dream we're all trying to climb back into. Eight droplets of proto-vaporwave, synthesized in vinyl (or digital) form, fresh from Numero's archive of forgotten sounds. Are you looking for that half way point between smooth jazz and new age? Mac and PC? Quantum Leap and the X-Files? This software is for you. Housed in a replica floppy diskette, Numero 95 explores an early computer music unbound by scene or region. Eight solo pioneers vibing out at home in their headphones, traveling as far as the sound card would allow. This is music that barely escaped the hard drive and yet percolates at the edges of the algorithm 30 years later. Welcome to Numero 95.
Duster - 1975 Black Vinyl Edition
Duster
1975 Black Vinyl Edition
12" | 1999 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Y2K prepper-rock for the underemployed. Tracked at home in 1999, the 1975 EP expands on Stratosphere's slacker-positive dreamscape, with layers of guitars both clean and fuzzy, humming organ, and "gasp!" a drum machine. Needle down, candles on.
V.A. - Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
V.A. - W2ng
V.A. - Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party
V.A. - Titan: It's All Pop!
V.A. - Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label
V.A. - Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic De
V.A. - Switched-On Eugene
V.A. - Ork: The Complete Singles Box Set
V.A. - Local Customs: Cavern Sound
V.A. - Local Customs: Burned At Boddie
V.A. - Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label
Notations - That Girl / I'm For Real
Creation, The - Action Painting
Masumi Hara - 4 X A Dream Beachball Splatter Vinyl Edition
Masumi Hara
4 X A Dream Beachball Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Seamless Mix Of The Organic And Inorganic, The Recent Past And Distant Future, And The Possible And Impossible, Japanese Multi-Media Artist Masumi Hara's Sophomore Album Arrived Like A Fish On The Moon In 1984. An Album Filled With Contradiction And Purpose, 4 X A Dream Is Both Balearic Acid Folk And Damaged Steel Drum Dub, Hi-Tech New Wave Balladry And Ambient Synth Pop. Classical And Neoimpressionist Vibes Haunt And Entrance. Quite Possibly The Most Unique Lp You'll Ever Add To Your Collection.
Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Do Not Pass Me By Volume 1
Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir
Do Not Pass Me By Volume 1
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Final Album In Pastor T.L. Barrett's 1970s Four-Part Suite Of Gospel Funk Lps, Do Not Pass Me By Finds The Fiery Preacher Getting Spaced Out On God's Love. Accompanied By His Youth For Christ Choir, The Eight-Song Record Is Buoyed By The Seven-Minute Opus "Father Stretch My Hands," Later Sampled By Kanye West On 2016's The Life Of Pablo.
V.A. - Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal
V.A. - NuLeaf
V.A.
NuLeaf
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest co-op of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner. We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams. Video games, pyramids, trading cards, matchbooks, mazes, lottery tickets, film canisters, yearbooks, and various other exercises in design absurdity.

As the rift between academic jazz, new age, and pop narrowed in the 1980s, D.I.Y. practitioners of metronome driven riffs found new growth in a burgeoning managerial middle class, a commercial audience held captive in dentist offices and waiting rooms across America. Session players took to midi-banks stocked with every instrument imaginable and delivered on a road rage-induced demand to stay cool, relaxed, and focused all at once. The extra-wide cuts packaged here will be mint for years to come. Go ahead, break the seal on a fresh pack of NuLeafs: There’s only one sensation this smooth.
V.A. - Louis Wayne Moody High
V.A.
Louis Wayne Moody High
Book+LP | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest coop of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner. We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams. Video games, pyramids, trading cards, matchbooks, mazes, lottery tickets, film canisters, yearbooks, and various other exercises in design absurdity.

The lost yearbook from Louis Wayne Moody High’s graduating class of 1967, chronicling the peaks and valleys of teenage angst, lost loves, and life after summer vacation. Fourteen moody melodies of surf kings, guitar Bettys, talent show psychers, and pre-S.D.S. soft- poppers. Walls of jangly guitars, maudlin organs, and melancholy harmonies deliver the bummer to ring in the summer.
V.A. - Whispers Lounge
V.A.
Whispers Lounge
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest co-op of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner. We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams. Video games, pyramids, trading cards, matchbooks, mazes, lottery tickets, film canisters, yearbooks, and various other exercises in design absurdity.

A lounge in the Poconos located just inside a Holiday Inn, 1973. The smoky haze clears to reveal a middle aged couple on a one-foot high stage, prattling on about the weather or Watergate before launching into a serviceable cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Do You Know The Way To San Jose?” Tens of thousands of such combos littered restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, lobbies, and cocktail bars throughout the ’60s and ’70s, but far fewer cut a record worth buying from the stage, much less listening to on the home hi-fi. Gathered here are 14 lounge originals from across the entire easy listening spectrum. A spent matchbook’s worth of crooners, bossa nobodies, seafood jazzers, and Donca-Matic enthusiasts all in search for their ticket out of a red leather booth hell.
Masumi Hara - 4 X A Dream
Masumi Hara
4 X A Dream
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
A seamless mix of the organic and inorganic, the recent past and distant future, and the possible and impossible, Japanese multi-media artist Masumi Hara’s sophomore album arrived like a fish on the moon in 1984. An album filled with contradiction and purpose, 4 X A Dream is both Balearic acid folk and damaged steel drum dub, hi-tech new wave balladry and ambient synth pop. Classical and neo-impressionist vibes haunt and entrance. Quite possibly the most unique LP you’ll ever add to your collection.
Gary Davenport - Scattered Thoughts
Jackie Shane - Any Other Way / Sticks And Stones
Jackie Shane
Any Other Way / Sticks And Stones
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The definitive version of Stax legend William Bell’s 1962 single "Any Other Way" wasn’t cut inside the storied Memphis studio, but rather 1300 miles away in Boston by a transgender pioneer. Recasting the plaintive breakup lament into an anthem of defiance and gay liberation, Jackie Shane rewrote the song without changing a word. Astoundingly, the track wasn’t selected for the A side of the late ’62 release - that would be "Sticks and Stones," a dynamite blast of a policy piece regarding gossips, scolds, and other little people. Following the Grammy-nominated success of our Jackie Shane anthology, Numero is glad to present this essential 45 for DJs and home listeners alike, packaged with a never before seen photo of Ms. Shane herself.
Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir - Do Not Pass Me By Volume II Black Vinyl Edition
Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir
Do Not Pass Me By Volume II Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The sequel to Pastor Barrett’s landmark 1971 masterpiece Like A Ship…, Do Not Pass Me By finds the young Chicago preacher and his Youth for Christ Choir continuing their genre-bending spiritual journey. Heavy drums, soaring falsettos, euphoric tambourines, sharp horns, and Barrett’s unwavering devotion dance around a 40-piece choir, working together to form sanctified slab of gospel funk. Pressed in a minuscule quantity in 1973, Do Not Pass Me By was sold primarily from the pulpit of Barrett’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church, disappearing into Chicago’s south side for 45 years before Numero’s excavation. The ten-song album has been remastered, it’s generic album cover updated to match Barrett’s vision. On the back of the jacket, he insisted on the following words: “After listening to this album you will be glad that you did not pass it by!”
V.A. - Titan: It's All Pop! Colored Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Titan: It's All Pop! Colored Vinyl Edition
4LP | 2019 | US | Original (Numero Group)
54,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From 1978-1981 the Titan label issued only eight records, but over the years their tiny catalog has crawled to the top of power-pop want lists worldwide and appeared on scads of bootleg cassettes, building a legacy to rival L.A.’s Bomp or New York’s Ork. Located in fly-over country, Titan was forced to start their own scene, import their own skinny ties, and scour Missouri for their own talent. Their midwest AM bubblegum roots are apparent in the likes of Gary Charlson, the Secrets*, Arlis!, Gems, Millionaire At Midnight, the Boys, J.P. McClain & the Intruders, Bobby Sky, and Scott McCarl, but Titan was clearly influenced by the glam-punk spit being hocked from the 100 Club stage. 30 years since they meekly flopped out their first 7” single, Kansas City’s Titan Records finally returns to record bins everywhere in a deluxe two-disc retrospective with comprehensive 40-page booklet
V.A. - Planisphere
V.A.
Planisphere
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Numero Group)
31,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest co-op of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner. We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams. Video games, pyramids, trading cards, matchbooks, mazes, lottery tickets, film canisters, yearbooks, and various other exercises in design absurdity.

Static filled signals emanating deep from inside the walls of Laurel Canyon, bouncing off clusters of incipient late century technology, are pulled through the twisted rabbit ears of a Chevy Astro Van. Planisphere. The equivocal sound of hippies fresh from their back-toland sojourns shuttling drum machines through heartworn aspirations, as if the music section of the Whole Earth Catalog came to life. Let out from astronomy class with an arm full of Brain and Sky label releases, these 9 nomads scribble plein air narrations over a landscape turning its back on the sun. Bask in the reverberations of our celestial home sweet home.

Our Planisphere, for those within the 30-40 degree zone, will provide you with a fairly discernible chart for discovering both deep-sky objects and telluric emotional pulses.
Joseph Washington Jr. - Merry Christmas To You Gold Vinyl Edition
Joseph Washington Jr.
Merry Christmas To You Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Joseph Washington Jr.’s 1983 holiday LP puts a soulful, funky, suave ribbon on nine frosty Christmas cuts. In that season of music’s traditional descent into threadbare schmaltz, Merry Christmas to You restores joy and wonder to a blizzard of bland. Under this tree, find undiscovered classics for our cynical age: the buoyant “Jesus’ Birthday,” the hot and bothered soul of “Merry Christmas,” the ridiculously catchy wallet-opener “Shopping.” The world of records produces just a precious few yuletide keepers: Spector’s A Christmas Gift for You; Fahey’s The New Possibility; Guaraldi’s indelible Charlie Brown Christmas. Down another nog and file Joseph Washington Jr. comfortably next to those.
Thelma Jones - I Can't Stand It / Only Yesterday
Thelma Jones
I Can't Stand It / Only Yesterday
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The missing link between her Barry and Columbia singles, “I Can’t Stand It” b/w “Only Yesterday” is Thelma Jones with her back against the wall of an empty and indifferent Holiday Inn lounge and nothing to lose. Washed out of the recording business by the age of 30, Jones and her then-husband/manager James Hazley relocated to Tampa to work the hotel circuit and figure out what—if anything—was next. Following a chance encounter with Blair Mooney, Jones was invited to workshop a few stray originals at his Studio 70 compound in 1972. “He seemed to believe in me more than I did at the time,”Jones remembered of the Tampa studio impresario. Jones signed with Columbia a few years later and hightailed it out of The Big Guava, leaving two sides of country-politan soul on the shelf to be forgotten about. This Eccentric Soul 45 is a first time issue, carrying the banner of Mooney’s Gimp label and mastered directly from the original analog tapes.
V.A. - Switched-On Eugene
V.A.
Switched-On Eugene
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Switched-On Eugene documents the Eugene Electronic Music Collective and some of the many synthed-out figures in and around Oregon’s iconic hippie stronghold during the 1980s. Whether connected by membership, geography, or the tape trading scene, the artists in and around the EEMC shared compelling visions of the future we now inhabit, vividly captured on home-recorded tapes and distributed via zines, classifieds, and local radio. Switched-On Eugene is a deep dive into a heretofore forgotten sonic microcosm unlike any other.
Step By Step - Time After Time / She's Gone
Step By Step
Time After Time / She's Gone
7" | 1972 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soaring falsetto lead from 13-year-old Johnnie Gee, who, alongside brothers Jerome and Dewitt and a handful of kids from their Milwaukee stomping grounds, formed Step By Step in 1969. Gee and company’s 1972 sweet soul double sider for Jim Kirchstein’s regional powerhouse Cuca Records is among the rarest singles produced by the Sauk City outfit over its 13 year run, barely making it outside of Wisconsin before appearing on 2007’s Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul album.

Step By Step’s “Time After Time” has since become a highly sought after single on the low rider circuit, and was prominently featured in season two of Aziz Ansari’s breakout Netflix series Master of None. Both sides have been remastered from the original analog Cuca masters, with two additional songs tacked onto the digital version.
Bernadette Carroll - Laughing On The Outside / Heavenly
Bernadette Carroll
Laughing On The Outside / Heavenly
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Numero Group)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Though not a household name, Bernadette Carroll is one of the more successful teen vocalists of the girl group era. She charted as a member of the Angels, as a solo act, and as a for-hire backup singer, performing on at least two #1 hits, selling over a million copies of each. You’ve heard her voice, whether you know it or not.
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