No Depression’s Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 Shopping List
If the mall’s not your thing on Black Friday, the folks behind Record Store Day offer a groovy (ug sorry) alternative.
Nearly 200 special releases, most on vinyl, will be distributed to independent record stores for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019, including many of interest to roots music fans. Listed below are a few that caught the eye of No Depression staff. For the full list, visit the Record Store Day website. This year’s Record Store Day Black Friday is on Nov. 29.
Hank Williams: The 1940 Recordings
A 7-inch featuring Williams’ earliest known recordings, including “Freight Train Blues,” “New San Antonio Rose,” “St. Louis Blues Club,” and “Greenback Dollar.” More info.
Nick Lowe & Wilco: Cruel to Be Kind (40th Anniversary Edition)
The A side of this 7-inch is Lowe’s original 1979 recording of “Cruel to Be Kind,” and the B side features Lowe and Wilco performing the song together in 2012 — its first release on a physical format. More info.
Steep Canyon Rangers: North Carolina Songbook
A recording of the band’s set at MerleFest 2019 celebrating musicians from their home state of North Carolina. Includes songs from Ola Belle Reed, Doc Watson, Thelonious Monk, and more. More info.
Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963
Jeff Buckley: Live on KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic
This 12-inch contains a never-before-released live performance from Jeff Buckley, recorded with the same band members featured on Grace, which had its 25th anniversary this year. Includes “Lover, You Should Have Come Over,” “Mojo Pin,” and more. More info.
Dr. John: Babylon
Recorded in 1968, amid turbulence in America and his own personal life, Dr. John’s Babylon LP returns to vinyl after 40 years out of print. More info.
J.S. Ondara: Tales of America B Sides
A 5-track LP featuring the previously unreleased “Milk & Honey,” a remix of “Torch Song” and a demo of “Saying Goodbye” from Ondara’s Grammy-nominated album Tales of America, and two killer covers. More info.
Willie Nelson: “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High” and “It’s All Going to Pot” (with Merle Haggard)
Nelson pulls something good from his stash with “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High,” recorded during the sessions for his latest album, Ride Me Back Home. The other side of this 7-inch is “It’s All Going to Pot” from the 2015 Django and Jimmie album from Nelson and Merle Haggard. More info.
Rufus Wainwright: Come a Little Bit Closer
This translucent red 7-inch pairs up live cover versions of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love.” More info.
Gov’t Mule: Bring on the Music: Live at the Capitol Theatre, Vol. 3
This live LP is Volume 3 in a series celebrating Gov’t Mule’s 25 years as a band. More info.
Tony Joe White: That on the Road Look “Live”
Intended for release but stalled out for reasons now forgotten, this 1971 live show, an opening slot for Creedence Clearwater Revival, is only now getting a vinyl release. (Even its CD release, in 2010, was available only via website order.) Features “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Polk Salad Annie,” and 11 other songs. More info.
The Hold Steady: Four on Ten
Four songs from the session from The Hold Steady’s latest album, Thrashing Thru the Passion. Previously available as digital singles but collected here on 10-inch vinyl. More info.
Happy shopping! And remember that a subscription to No Depression also makes a fine gift for all the music lovers on your list, including you!