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Sly Stone Small Talk

A collection of art director John Berg’s iconic album covers

Former Columbia Records art director John Berg passed away last week. When we read his obituaries and other blogs that talk…

October 19th, 2015 | | The Album
Everybody Digs Bill Evans

Album cover art: Everybody Digs Paul Bacon

  Everybody digs Paul Bacon. You just might not know it yet. He first made his mark as an art director…

June 11th, 2015 | | The Album

Between the Sheets: Collecting sheet music

“As well as digging for records,” says Nostalgia 77’s Ben Lamdin in Issue 15, “I realized you can dig for scores.” As fellow obsessive collectors, we eventually made our way to sheet music as well.

June 4th, 2013 | | The Album
Delfonics LP

20 hit sweet soul records by the Delfonics

We visit the twenty hit records of Philly’s quintessential sweet-soul group, the Delfonics

January 29th, 2013 | | The Album
Light in the Attic

Light in the Attic

Check out Light in the Attic’s Road Trip and win $50 for vinyl!  

September 27th, 2012 | | The Album
Kendra Morris, photography by Seth Applebaum.

DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Wax Poetics Records artist Kendra Morris teamed up with DJ Premier to play New York’s Le Poisson Rouge.

October 7th, 2011 | | The Album/The Recap
Count C


September 8th, 2011 | | The Album
Norman Jay
Bo-Keys mini-documentary


Kutiman, one of Israel’s brightest musical stars and the creator of the online music video project, Thru-You, has released a new mash-up video…

March 28th, 2011 | | The Album
Reese & Santonio "The Sound" (KMS Records) 1987

Kevin Saunderson

Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a free download one of the…

February 22nd, 2011 | | The Album
EMU SP 1200

The SP-1200

In the Analog Out of Issue 41, we took a look at the legacy of digital sampling machines, specifically the…

January 28th, 2011 | | The Album
Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

January 24th, 2011 | | The Album

Mmmmmm… Drrrrrop!!

Casual Beastie Boys fans will shout “mmmm… DROP!” when “Intergalactic” comes on the radio, not realizing its origins. Originally from…

January 14th, 2011 | | The Album

“My house was like the Good Times house”

Hear Jay-Z talk about the importance of records to him as a child (at 6:52)  in conversation with professor Cornel…

January 12th, 2011 | | The Album


Peep the J-Boogie remix of “Olvidalo” from the new remix album Aguilas and Cobras: Remixed and Regrooved, out now on…

January 10th, 2011 | | The Album


Often downplayed are the vocal ad libs and shouts sampled in hip-hop, especially if they’re on tracks better known for…

November 5th, 2010 | | The Album
Sugar Minott

An Earful of Sugar

In Issue 43, out now, writer and radio show host Carter Van Pelt speaks to the late, great reggae star…

September 28th, 2010 | | The Album

Embark with the Arkestra

From the mind of producer/arranger/composer Ed Bland comes The Cry of Jazz, an unclassifiable, partially-scripted film that examines race relations…

July 22nd, 2010 | | The Album
el Existential Cover

Mad Loot

Toyota of Oxnard commercial circa late 1990s featuring the Lootpack. Reblogged from our friends at Homegrown Blends.

January 20th, 2010 | | The Album