Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Back from New York

I'm back from New York! It was a great trip to say the least. I picked up many records, some for very very cheap I might add, that had been on my wish list for quite sometime. The best record store I had gone to, by far, was A-1 Records in the East Village. They had an amazing selection of rare disco LP's and twelves, along with a great selection of funky African/Latin records. I highly recommend checking this record shop out whenever your visiting New York and have sometime to dig. I want to give a special thanks to James Mulry who was very helpful by providing me a list of NY record stores to check out. He definitely helped make this trip very enjoyable. That being said, I'm very disappointed that I didn't get much other helpful tips from my other New York readers. I generally don't ask for much on this blog, however it would be nice in the future if those that could provide helpful information, would do so out of kindness...Enough said on that. Overall, I had a wonderful time in the "Big Apple", walking around East Village, Greenwich Village, Central Park, Soho, etc., attending Monday's taping of The Late Show w/ David Letterman, and spending too much money on records, drinking, and food. I definitely look forward to getting back there sometime soon, however I might need to pick-up a second job just to afford all the records I left behind.

List of Records I bought While I was in NY
Don Armando's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band - s/t LP
Universal Robot Band - Freak In The Light Of The Moon LP
Chocolat's - African Choco LP
Manu Dibango - Makossa Man LP
Addrisi Brothers - Ghost Dancer 12"
Rice & Beans Orchestra - s/t LP
Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes 12"
Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra - Gotta Get It 12"
Hugh Masekela - The Boy's Doin' It LP
Sassy - Theme From Disco '77 12"
Gayle Adams - s/t LP
NYCC - Express Yourself 12"
Shaft in Africa OST
Carolyne Bernier - Hold Me, Touch Me 12"

Here is a track, "African Choco" by Chocolat's, from one of the many records I picked-up while I was in New York.

Chocolat's - African Choco

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LjP said...

Thanxs for all that

Disco Trek (Star Trek Theme) is as this blog joyful
and funny

FUSE1TON,DJ said...

hey!! im sorry to hear about the lack of input from us east coasters:(

i was planning on going to your gig while you were here but i had to dj myself that nite! im really disappointed i couldnt meet you in person to thank you for what you do!
you have been a huge source of music i wouldnt have the chance to be exposed to! i hope you can make it out here sooner then later!