We’ve got big things planned for Record Store Day 2017: 100’s of exclusive RSD releases (tons of records!), 100’s of rare original 45’s starting at 1pm, 2 amazing DJs and two great bands from 1-5pm. This under the radar RSD location will be open at 9am on Record Store Day!
I’ll be hawking records at Tiger Tiger this Wed. Dec. 21st from 6-10pm. Many other local small businesses will be there, including Verbatim Books, Little Dame, Phase Collection and more.
Here is the playlist from my 4 hour DJ set at Tiger Tiger about a month ago. I had a lot of fun doing it:
Slim Gaillard- Travellin Blues
The Velvet Underground- I’m Waiting For The Man (live, long, slow version)
Jim Dickinson- Relax Your Mind
Angelo Badalamenti- Dance of the Dream
Jim Backus- Delicious
Pete Drake- Unchanined Melody
Mike Hanapi- Hilo Hula
Donald Byrd- Cristo Redenter
Lee Hazlewood- No Train To Stockholm
Eden Ahbez- Anna Was Mine
Clara Rockmore- The Swan
Lula Cortes- Harpa Dos Ares
Moondog- Stamping Ground
Rufus Harley- Bagpipe Blues
Pete Drake- The Spook
Sun Ra with the Blues Project- Batman and Robin Over the Roofs
Abdul Hamid- Zindagi Ek Safar Hai / Dance Music (V/A Early Pakistani Dance Music)
Gary Burton- Vibrafinger
Mohammad Nouri- Biya Bar-e Safar Bandim (V/A Pomegranates- Persian Pop, Funk, Folk & Psych)
Dieter Moebius- Hasenheide
Hailu Mergia- Belew Beduby
Doug Hream Blount- Gentle Persuasion
Gerry Rafferty- Right Down The Line
Warfield Spillers- Daddy’s Little Girl (V/A Sky Girl)
Freddy Fender- Profundidad
Scott Seskind- I Remember (V/A Sky Girl)
The Space Lady- Starman
Rising Storm- Frozen Laughter (V/A Sky Girl)
Son Thoeung- Bong Lear Hoy Oun (Goodbye Love) (V/A Cambodian Cassette Archives)
Alvarius B- Dracula Frizzi
John Lennon- Working Class Hero
Nina Simone- Do I Move You?
Dinah Washington- Come Rain or Come Shine (live)
Hoagy Carmichael- Winter Moon
Skeets McDonald- Lost Highway
Sanford Clark- It’s Nothing To Me
Dale Hawkins- Susie Q
Wilmoth Houdini- Uncle Jo’ Gimme Mo’
Django Reinhardt- Sweet Georgia Brown
State Street Ramblers- St. Louis Nightmare
Ray Noble / Al Bowlly- The Very Thought of You
Chet Baker- Like Someone In Love
The Spinners (Doo-Wop group)- My Love and Your Love
Professor Longhair- Tipitina
McKinley Mitchell- The Town I Live In
The Falcons- I Found A Love
Bill Withers- Harlem
The Village Soul Choir (Soul Sesame Street)- The Cat Walk
The Love Child’s Latin Soul & Afro Blues Band- Come Together
Merry Clayton- Gimme Shelter
Slim Harpo- Tip On In
Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley- Chuck’s Beat
Link Wray- The Black Widow
Little Axe- So Soon (V/A Go Devil Go! Raw, Rare, Otherworldly African-American Gospel)
The Primitives (early Lou Reed)- The Ostrich
The Lyrics- So What
Thee Midniters- Whittier Blvd.
Ngozi Familiy- Hi Babe
Ravjunk- Sherry, Vermouth
The Twinkeyz- Aliens In Our Midst
Tall Dwarfs- Pirouette
Devo- A Plan For U
The Fugs- C.I.A. Man
Kevin Ayers- Shouting In A Bucket Blues
Michael Farneti- Georgia Peaches
Mrs. Miller- Monday, Monday
The Clean- Anthology- Side A
For the second time, Folk Arts Rare Records will be participating in Record Store Day.
Friday, November 25. Open at 10am.
This is your under the radar location for RSD Black Friday in San Diego. There will be a much shorter line here than at other record stores.
Here is a list of titles that we’ll definitely have in stock, with multiple copies available of the vast majority of these records:
Bob Dylan- The Real Royal Albert Hall Concert
M.D.C. / Restarts- Mobocracy
The Afghan Wigs- Black Love
Alice In Chains- Live: Facelift
Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bishcoff- Strung Out
Angel Olsen & Steve Gunn- Live at Pickathon
Anthrax- Monster At The End / Vice of the People
The Bangles- Ladies and Gentlemen..
The Beach Boys- Becoming the Beach Boys
Ben Folds with yMusic- In Concert 2015-2016
Ben Webster- Gone With The Wind
Big Star- Complete Third Vol. 1
Bill Callahan- Apocalypse
Billy Idol- BFI Live
Bishop Briggs EP
Blue Man Group- Three
Bolt Thrower- Those Once Loyal
The Budos Band- The Shape of Mayhem To Come
Butch Walker- Cassette Backs
The Cars- Just What I Needed / I’m In Touch..
Charles Fox & Bob Crewe- Barbarella
Chet Baker- Love For Sale: Live at the Rising…
The Connection- A Christmas Gift For..
Death Grips- Fashion Week / Interview 2016
Dengue Fever / Goonam 7”
Dennis Coffey- Hot Coffee In the D
Dickey Betts, Jimmy Hall, Chuck Leavell and..
Disclosure- Moog For Love
Dustin Kensrue- More Thoughts That Float..
Electric Wizard- Witchcult Today
Erykah Badu- But You Caint Use My Phone
Explosions In The Sky & Steve Jablonsky
Extreme- Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown
Frank Frost- Hey Boss Man!
Frank Sinatra- White Christmas / The Christmas..
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Inventions- How C…
Fruit Bats- The Glory of Fruit Bats
Gary Clark Jr.- The Healing Live / Church Live
Gene Harris & The Three Sounds- Groovin’..
Gene Howard- Love Is A Drag: For Adult…
Geto Boys- Mind Playing Tricks
GONN- Time Travel: 50 Years Come and GONN
Gwar- Black Friday Limited Exclusive
Harry Nillson- Popeye
Iggy & the Stooges- Telluric Chaos
In This Moment- A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Iron Maiden- Brave New World
Isaac Hayes- Do Your Thing
Jaco Pastorious- Jaco Soundtrack
James Bay- Choas and The Calm (Live)
James Vincent McMorrow- We Move (Solo Acoustic)
Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Jerry Garcia- Reflections
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown soundtrack
Jethro Tull- Ring Out, Solstice Bells (40th Anniversary)
Jimi Hendtrix- Morning Symphony Ideas 10”
Johnny Winter- Live Bootleg Series Vol. 13
Jungle Brothers- Done By The Forces of Nature
The Kinks- God’s Children 7”
The Kinks- Sleepwalker
The Kinks 7” EP
The Kinks- Til Death Do Us Part 7” EP
Lee “Scratch” Perry- The Upsetter Meets Jahtori
Lil Yachty- Lil Boat
Mark Van Hoen- The Last Flowers From..
Minor Victories- Orchestral Variations
The Monkees- Good Times! Plus!
Motley Crue- Kickstart My Heart / Home Sweet..
The Mouseketeers- The Mickey Mouse March
Muddy Waters- The London Muddy Waters Sessions
My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic-Exlore..
Napalm Death / Melt Banana- Like Piss To..
Ornette Coleman- An Evening With Ornete Coleman
Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Got A Mind..
Porno For Pyro’s- Good God’s Urge
Prophet’s of Rage- The Party’s Over
The Raconteurs- Steady As She Goes / Store..
Ramones- Live at the Roxy 8/12/76
Refused- Servants of Death
The Regrettes- The Marshmallow World
The Revivalists- Strangers In The Bright Lights
Rogue Wave- Cover Me
Rolling Stones- Ride ‘Em All Down
Rudy Ray Moore- This Ain’t No White Christmas
Run-DMC: Christmas In Hollis
Sesame Street- Sesame Road
Shag Kava (JJ Abrams & Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Steve Grossman- Some Shapes to Come
Steve Gunn- Ancient Jules
The Stone Roses- Sally Cinnamon
Sugarhill Gang / Chic- Rapper’s Delight / Good Times
Sun Ra & his Arkestra- At Inter-Media Arts..
T.S.O.L.- Revenge (30th Anniversary)
Tav Falco / Panther Burns- Sway b/w Where The
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Albert
Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime / Smith
The Turtles- Golden Hits Vol. 1
UGK feat Outkast- Int’l Players Anthem
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats- Bloodlust
The Vandals- Hollywood Potato Chip
V/A American Noise Vol. 1
V/A And They Killed Christmas
V/A Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy…
V/A James Brown’s Funky People
V/A Jazz Dispensary: Holiday Treats
V/A Lagniappe Sessions, Volume 1
V/A Sceptor Records Out In The Streets
V/A South Park: Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Poo
V/A The Wonder Years
V/A Underworld soundtrack
Venom- Black Metal
The Yardbirds- Birdland
V/A Collateral Damage
V/A Lost Highway soundtrack
Video Lizst- Ektakrom Killer
Thanks for your support! Feel free to call me if you have any questions- (619) 282-7833.
Folk Arts Rare Records’ owner Brendan will be DJing a very ambitious & eclectic set at the Tiger Zine Fest this Friday, November, 18. 6-10pm. At Tiger Tiger, 3025 El Cajon Blvd. This is gonna be good.
Hey all! Folk Arts has been nominated in the San Diego CityBeat’s Best of San Diego reader’s poll. Please give us some love and vote for us in the Best CD / Record Store category under the Music section. Thanks! You can vote until September 26th. Click on this link to vote.
On Record Store Day, Saturday April 16, 2016, Folk Arts Rare Records is going all out! We will have well over 200 exclusive Record Store Day releases for sale, including multiple copies of many releases. Doors open at 10 a.m. This likely will be an under-the-radar RSD location, so there may not be a very long line.
At 3 p.m. the party starts, with three local bands performing on the sidewalk in front of the shop!
G Burns Jug Band (old-time; Jug Band Blues) from 3:00-4:00pm
Smooth Impressions (Classic Soul) from 4:00-5:00pm
Fanny and the Atta Boys (Country/Rockabilly) from 5:00-6:00pm.
These unique performances out on El Cajon Blvd will be free. The store will be open until 8 p.m. Come on out for great music, good company, and killer records. There will be 100’s more highly impressive New Arrivals besides the RSD titles, but that’s the norm for this store.
Folk Arts Rare Records is a San Diego institution. Opened in 1967 by Lou Curtiss, revered music historian, founder and long-time organizer of the San Diego Folk Festivals & Adams Ave. Roots Festivals, and host of Jazz Roots on Jazz 88.3. Folk Arts has been at the heart of San Diego music culture for almost 50 years.
In 2014, Brendan Boyle took over the store, and his philosophy (extreme eclecticism & open-mindedness) and approach (always buying records, rarely ever selling online, and keeping nothing for himself) have earned the store an enthusiastic following in San Diego and beyond. The store is frequently visited by local musicians, people from all over the world & is being recognized by many serious record collectors for being one of the more interesting record stores on the west coast. The store was recently featured on the high profile Record Collector / DJ t.v. show Crate Diggers. Folk Arts remains a destination for music, history, lore, and performance.
Son del Centro (Son Jarocho; traditional Mexican music)
Live at Folk Arts Rare Records
Free Happy Hour Show!
part of Boulevard Nights (the 3rd Friday of every month on El Cajon Blvd.)
Son del Centro’s roots date back almost 13 years now when high school-aged youth began exploring the rich Mexican musical tradition of son jarocho. Five years ago, the group’s efforts came to fruition in the form of their first album Mi Jarana es mi Fusil. Son del Centro owes its accomplishments, which include performances in Veracruz, Mexico, on the stage of the House of Blues in Chicago, to a community-based project started in 2002 out of Santa Ana’s El Centro Cultural de Mexico. As the longtime nonprofit’s occupancy of the Knight’s of Pythias building on the corner of Fifth and Broadway will end next month at the behest of the property owners, the son jarocho group returns to a familiar role in a new context, performing benefit shows for the community organization that birthed them now in its time of need. In 2014, their song Cana from their 1st album was used in the acclaimed movie ‘Jaula de Oro’. Son del Centro released a second album in 2014 paying homage to a tradition that has proven resilient over the span of centuries in Mexico.
Monday, February 22, 8:00-10:00pm
At the Teros Gallery, 3888 Swift Ave.
Collaboration with Folk Arts Rare Records & Teros Gallery
We will show three films about the sublime & strange nature of Folk Art & Music. Curated for visual & auditory stimulation.
This will take place inside Teros Gallery, we will provide; beers, coffee and homemade beignets from a local resident.
Folk Arts will be closed starting on Wed. Dec. 23rd and will be reopening to our regular hours starting on Tues. Dec. 29th. We will also be open on New Years Day.