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Folk Arts’ 50th Anniversary Party! Mon. July 31, 2:00-8:00pm

Mon. July 31
2:00-8:00pm
3072 El Cajon Blvd.

On July 31, 1967, Folk Arts Rare Records was born at 3753 India St. here in San Diego. It was started by Louis F Curtiss and two partners. The partners lasted 9 months. Lou Curtiss ran this shop for a total of 47 years! We plan to host a more ambitious celebratory event later this year as Lou’s health improves.

Please join us on the date of the store’s 50th Anniversary, as we celebrate everything that Lou has achieved and a bright future for the shop going forward. We will have multiple Julian pies & tons of local beer, all complimentary.

There will also be a one-time 15% off sale on all Blues, Folk, Jazz & Country records in the shop. This sale will last for the duration of the party from 2-8pm on the 31st. We look forward to this celebratory gathering of so many wonderful people. And I’m sure we’ll have plenty of additional surprises for you on this special day.

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RSD releases we’ll definitely have in stock on April 22

Open at 9am on Record Store Day! Here’s a list of all of the titles we’ll definitely have in stock on April 22. This includes tons of RSD exclusives, European RSD exclusives & other very limited releases:

A.CHAL – Welcome To GAZI (Picture Disc)
Air – Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi (Splatter Vinyl)
AJJ – Decade Of Regression
Alice In Chains – What The Hell Have I/Get Born
Allen Toussaint – The Allen Toussaint Collection
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Hard Travelin’
Andre 3000 – All Together Now
Andre Nickatina – The New Jim Jones
Animal Collective – Meeting Of The Waters
The Animals – Five Animals
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (of ABBA) – Frida
Anton Maiovvi & The Karakura – Abdullah
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love / Beat Box
Art Pepper – The Art Pepper Quartet (Mono)
Atomic Bomb – The Atomic Bomb Band
The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments
Banks & Steelz (RZA) – Wild Season
Ben Folds feat. West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Beny More – El Barbaro Del Ritmo
Beverley Martyn – Picking Up The Sunshine
The Bevis Frond – Triptych
Big L – Devil’s Son EP (From The Vaults)
Big Star – Complete Third: Vol. 3: Final Masters
Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert
The Black Angels – Death Song
Black Lips – Black Lips cassette box set
Blind Mr. Jones – Stereo Musicale (Expanded)
Blitzen Trapper – Unreleased Recordings Vol. 1
Blondie – Long Time
Blowfly – Forever Fly
The Blue Series: The Story Behind the Color by Ben Blackwell (Special RSD Edition)
BNQT – Volume 1
Bob Seger System – 2+2=? / Ivory
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Nathan Salsburg – Untitled
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Pol Pot’s Pleasure Penthouse
Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon London ’75
Bryan Lee – Live At The Old Absinthe House Bar… Friday Night
Buddy Guy – Sick With Love / She Got It Together
Busta Rhymes – Calm Down (feat. Eminem)
Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. One 1975-1979
The Chills – Rocket Science
The Cinematic Orchestra – Ma Fleur
The Claypool Lennon Deliriuum – Lime And Limpid
Cleaners from Venus – Best Of
Coheed And Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV
Conjure One – Conjure One
Corey Feldman – Go 4 It (feat Snoop Dogg) b/w Everybody
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Creation Rebel – Starship Africa
Crushed Butler – Uncrushed
CSC Funk Band – Above The Stars
The Cure – Greatest Hits (Picture Disc)
The Cure – Greatest Hits Acoustic (Picture Disc)
Curtis Knight feat. Jimi Hendrix – Live At George’s Club 20
Czarface – First Weapon Drawn
Damnation A.D. – Pornography
Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny
Darkest Hour – ST 7″
Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder (Picture Disc)
Dave Matthews Band – Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95
David Bowie – BOWPROMO
David Bowie – Cracked Actor: Live Los Angeles ’74
David Crosby/The Lighthouse Band
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart / What Is Love
Def Leppard – The Def Leppard E.P.
Dennis Wilson – Bambu (The Caribou Sessions)
Dexter Gordon – Walk The Blues
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Instrumentalist
The Distillers – Coral Fang
Dolly Parton – Puppy Love
The Doors – Live At The Matrix ’67
Drive By Truckers – Live In Studio, New York, NY
Drumetrics collective ep (special San Diego Record Store Day release)
The Easybeats – Vigil
The Electric Flag – Live From California
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
Ennio Morricone – The Legend Of 1900
Evan Dando – Baby I’m Bored
Evie Sands – Shine For Me (Colored Vinyl)
The Fall – Live In Clitheroe 2013
Field Music – Tones of Town
Filthy Friends – Any Kind Of Crowd
The Flaming Groovies / Dylan Gardner – Shake Some Action
Flaming Lips – The Flaming Lips Onboard The International Space Station
Flat Duo Jets – Wild Wild Love
Fleetwood Mac – Alternate Mirage
Flower Travellin’ Band – Anywhere
Frank ‘N’ Dank & Jay Dee – The Jay Dee Tapes
Frank Zappa – Rollo / Portland Improvisation
George Carlin – Jammin’ In New York
Georgie Fame – R&B At The Ricky Tick 65
Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) – Into the Cave We Wander
The Germs – Lexicon Devil
Gil Melle – The Andromeda Strain
Glenn Jones – Waterworks
Goat – Goat Fuzz
Gold Panda – Kingdom EP
Grateful Dead – P.N.E. Garden Auditorium
Greg Graffin – Cold As The Clay
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – Live at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson
Hawkwind – Best Of The United Artists Years
Hudson Mohawke – Watch Dogs 2
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Iggy Pop & James Williamson – Kill City
Ike Reiko – You Baby
Integrity – Humanity Is The Devil
Iron And Wine – Archives Series Volume No. 3
Jack White- Battle Cry
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Live From Welcome to 1979
Jeff Caudill – Reset The Sun
Jerry Cole – The Astro-Sound from Beyond the Year 2000
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes – Live At Jones Beach
John Paul White & Donnie Fritts
John Scoggins – Pressed For Time
John Sinclair – Mobile Homeland
John Trudell – AKA Graffiti Man
John Williams – Star Wars: A New Hope
Johnny Cash – The Johnny Cash Children’s Album
Jowe Head – Cabinet of Curios
Katatonia – Proscenium
Ken Boothe, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson
Ken Kesey – The Acid Test
Kevin Morby – Beautiful Strangers b/w No Place To Fall
The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
The Kinks – Got Love If You Want It
Klaus Dinger – 2000!
The Koobas – Live in Germany
Kylesa – Live At Maida Vale Studio
Lalo Schifrin – Lalo Schifrin: My Life In Movies
Led Er Est – Dust On Common
Link Wray – Beans And Fatback
Lou Reed – Perfect Night: Live in London
Luna – Penthouse (Deluxe Edition)
M.D.C. – Magnus Dominus Corpus
Mad Professor Meets Jah9
Madonna – Dance Mix
Madrigal – Madrigal
The Magpie Salute (Black Crowes) – Comin’ Home/Glad and Sorry
Malvina Reynolds – Little Boxes And Magic Pennies
Mamadou Kelly – Politiki
Marcos Valle – Vontade De Rever Voce
Marcy Playground – Marcy Playground
Mark Mulcahy – The Possum In The Driveway
Mayer Hawthorne – Party Of One
Meredith Monk – Key
Mew – Frengers (Limited Transparent)
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Moe. – Live From San Francisco
Moondog – Moondog
Motorhead – Clean Your Clock
Mstislav Rostropovich – Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2
The Music Machine – (Turn On) Music Machine
Nels Cline (Wilco) – In The Wee Small Hours
Nico & The Faction – Fata Morgana
Nikki Sudden – Shame for the Angels
Noise Addict – 10,000 Kids With Guitars
No. 2 – What Does Good Luck Bring?
The Notorious B.I.G. – Born Again
NRBQ – High Noon: 50 Year Retrospective
Nuclear Valdez – Present From The Past
The Offspring – The Offspring
Old 97’s – Terlingua b/w Off My Mynd
Patti Smith – Hey Joe (Version) / Piss Factory
Paul Shaffer And The World’s Most Dangerous Band
Pearl Jam – State Of Love And Trust / Breath
Penguin Cafe – Umbrella EP
Pete Krebs – Western Electric
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Peter Tosh – Legalize It
Pickin’ On Series – Nirvana Bluegrass Tribute
Pin Group- Coat
Pin Group- Ambivalence
Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive
Pink Floyd – London 1966-1967 (Picture Disc)
Pokey LaFarge – Riot In The Streets / Better Man Than Me
Popol Vuh – Cobra Verde
The Pretty Things – The French EP’s 1964-69
Priests – Early Recordings
Prince – Batdance
Prince – I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Prince – I Wish U Heaven / Scarlet Pussy
Prince – Little Red Corvette b/w 1999
Prince – Partyman (x3) / Feel U Up
Prince and The Revolution – Pop Life / Hello
Prince – Sign O’ The Times / La, La, La, He, He, Hee
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly
Pure Hell- The 1975 Acetate
R.L. Burnside – Long Distance Call
The Raincoats – Fairytale In The Supermarket
Ramones – 76-’79 Singles Box
The Ravens – Pre-Kinks Regent Studios Demos
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Go Robot / Dreams Of A Samurai
Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings
Roberto Pregadio & Romano Mussolini – Satanik
Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions Of The Doors
Rush – Cygnus X-1
Santana – Woodstock Saturday August 16, 1969
Saxon – Into The Labyrinth (Picture Disc)
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.
Sharon Jones – Heaven Bound b/w Key To The Kingdom
The Shelters – Really Wanted You / So Get Out
Shocking Blue – At Home
Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws – Live
Sia – Spotify Sessions
Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Serey Sothea – Navy A Go Go / Old Pot Still Cooks Good Rice
Slick Rick – The Great Adventures Of…
The Sloths – Makin’ Love / You Mean Everything
The Small Faces – Broadcast 66
The Smiths – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Snapcase – Lookinglasself
Son House – Live At Oberlin College
The Sorrows – Germany 65
Soul Assassins – Muggs Presents …
Soulwax – Belgica
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Live
Spacemen 3 – For All The Fucked Up Children
Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire
Spacemen 3 – Recurring
Spoon – Hot Thoughts Record Store Day 12″
Steve Earle and The Dukes – Live
Stevie Nicks – Rarities
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live
Sting – Live At The Bataclan
The Stooges – Heavy Liquid
Sublime – Badfish
Sublime With Rome – Unreleased Demos 2017
Sun Ra – Discipline 27-11
Sun Ra – Janus (Psychedelic Swirl Colored Vinyl)
Sunny Day Real Estate – The Rising Tide
Superchunk – Cup Of Sand
Super Furry – Fuzzy Logic
Swet Shop Boys – Sufi La
The Sword – Low Country
Talking Heads, The / Wildling – This Could Be The Place
Ted Wulfers – The Cubs Won It All In 2016
Tegan And Sara – Under Feet Like Ours
Tegan And Sara / The Regrettes – Back In Your Head
Television Personalities – And Don’t The Kids Just Love It
Television Personalities – Mummy You’re Not Watching Me
Television Personalities – They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles
Temples/Kadhja Bonet – Fortune / I Wanna Be A Free Girl
Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Thomas de Hartmann – The Music Of Gurdjieff
The Time – What Time Is It?
Today Is The Day – How To Win Friends And Influence People
Todd Rundgren – Todd Rungren’s Utopia Live
Tolga Kashif/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Toto – Africa (Picture Disc)
Townes Van Zandt – Live At Austin City Limits
Trevor Jones – The Dark Crystal
T. Rex – Rock N Roll
The Turtles – More Golden Hits
U2 – Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix)
Uriah Heep – Live
U-Roy – Dread In A Babylon
Vangelis – Blade Runner (Picture Disc)
Various Artists – A Bronx Tale
Various Artists – Ciao! Manhattan
Various Artists – Dogfish Head- Music To Drink By
Various Artists – Dr Who & The Pescatons/Sound Effects
Various Artists – Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology
Various Artists – Girls In The Garage V9
Various Artists – Girls In The Garage V10
Various Artists – Guitars Of The Golden Triangle
Various Artists – House of Joy
Various Artists – How Far I’ll Go: From Moana
Various Artists – Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set
Various Artists – Like A Drunk In A Midnight Choir
Various Artists – Like Nashville In Naija: Nigeria’s Romance With Country Music
Various Artists – Lost In Space: Title Themes from Irwin Allen’s Hit TV Series
Various Artists – Magic Cube
Various Artists – Mightly R&B Instrumentals Two-Parters
Various Artists – New Orleans Soul 66
Various Artists – Nigeria Soul Power 70
Various Artists – Nuggets: Come To The Sunshine
Various Artists – Psychic Migrations
Various Artists – Really Rock ‘Em Right: Sun Records
Various Artists – Recutting The Crap Vol. 1
Various Artists – Soul 70
Various Artists- Soul Slabs Vol. 1 (feat the SD band Sure Fire Soul Ensemble)
Various Artists – Soul Transfusion
Various Artists – Southwest Side Story (Texas Crude Vinyl)
Various Artists – Space Jam
Various Artists – Stories For Ways & Means
Various Artists – Studio One Hi-Fi Special
Various Artists – Texas Soul 66
Various Artists – The Function Underground
Various Artists – The Rough Guide To Bollywood
Various Artists – The Rough Guide To Delta Blues
Various Artists – We’re Gonna Have A Party!
Various Artists – Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye
The Veldt – Symmetry b/w Slow Grid
Venom – At War With Satan
Vic Chesnutt – West Of Rome
Victoria Williams – Victoria Williams & The Loose Band
Vitamin String Quartet – VSQ Performs Kanye West
Walter Lure & The Waldos – Live In Brooklyn
War On Drugs, The – Thinking Of A Place
Warbringer – Woe To The Vanquished
Waylon Jennings & The 357’s – Waylon Forever
Wes Montgomery with The Wynton Kelly Trio
The Wipers – Better Off Dead
Yes – 90125
The Zombies – A Rose For Emily
The Zombies – Broadcast 66
The Zombies – I Want You Back Again

*We will also be having various nice new titles by Mississippi Records in stock, including new reissues by Robbie Basho & Clarence Ashley.

DJ Playlist at Tiger Tiger

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.
Monks- Complication
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

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RSD Black Friday (under the radar location)- List of titles at Folk Arts here

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..
D.R.A.M.- Broccoli
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
Dungen- Haxan
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
Mutemath- Changes
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)
Soundgarden- satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas
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.

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Record Store Day at Folk Arts!

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.

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Son del Centro- Live at Folk Arts Rare Records- March 18, 6:30pm

Son del Centro (Son Jarocho; traditional Mexican music)
Live at Folk Arts Rare Records
Free Happy Hour Show!
6:30pm start
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.