Now Open 7 Days A Week!

Happy New Year! With the addition of Alejandra Frank from Teros Gallery to the Folk Arts team, Folk Arts is now open 7 days a week! Alejandra will also be handling most of the New Vinyl ordering duties going forward, so be on the look out for her curated picks to be hitting the shelves in the weeks & months to come!

Now Open 7 Days A Week!
10am-6pm (often open as late as 7pm)

RSD Black Friday 2018 – titles we’ll have in stock!

Folk Arts will be open at 9am for this coming RSD Black Friday. We’ll also be pricing tons of quality used New Arrivals throughout the day and will be breaking out some serious gems for Small Business Saturday. The store has also been restocked with hundreds of killer records. Here’s a list of all of the titles we’ll have in stock for RSD Black Friday:

31st of February – S/T
Cannonball Adderley – Swingin’ in Seattle Live at the Penthouse (1966-1967) (2 LP)
Ad Libs – Presenting … the Ad Libs
Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland (3 LP)
David Axelrod – Earthrot (2 LP)
B-52s – Cosmic Thing
Bauhaus – Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape
Blue Oyster Cult – Some Enchanted Evening (2 LP)
Breeders – Safari EP
Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Legacy Edition) (4 LP)
Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983) (2 LP)
John Coltrane – Selects from Both Directions at Once
Alice Cooper – Live from the Astroturf
Cornelius – Ripple Waves
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good (7-inch)
Czarface – Dog Days of Tomorrow (7-inch)
Eric Dolphy – Musical Prophet: the Expanded NY Studio Sessions (1962-1962) (3 LP)
Dead Kennedys – Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Picture Disc)
Dio – Holy Diver Live at 35
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things: Halloween Sounds of the Upside Down (Picture Disc)
Duke Ellington – Duke Ellington Plays with the Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins
Flamin’ Groovies- Live in San Francisco 1971
Flaming Lips – The Mushroom Tapes
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Almost Acoustic (2 LP)
Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe
Germs – What We Do is Secret
Jose Gonzalez – Veneer (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2 LP)
Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep (2 LP)
Green River/U-Men – Sub Pop Holiday (7-inch)
Herbie Hancock – Flood (2 LP)
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Burning of the Midnight Lamp Mono EP (7-inch)
Iggy & the Stooges – Rare Power
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Snake Moan/Matchbox Blues (78 RPM)
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues/Ramblin on My Mind (78 RPM)
Durand Jones & The Indications- Live Vol. 1
Etta Jones- A Soulful Sunday
Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop Christmas (2 LP)
Madonna – Ray of Light (2 LP)
Ahmoudou Madassane- Zerzura- Orignal Soundtrack
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse Remixes (10-inch)
Judas Priest – Rocka Rolla
Lebron Brothers – Psychedelic Goes Latin
Paul McCartney – I Don’t Know/Come On to Me (7-inch)
Jim Morrison & The Doors – An American Prayer
Outkast – Rosa Parks
Phish – Slip Stich & Pass (2 LP)
Pride – S/T (David Axelrod)
Rage Against the Machine – Live & Rare (2 LP)
Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run
Ramones – Live in Glasgow Dec. 19, 1977 (2 LP)
Rockabye Baby – Tom Petty
Royce Da 5’9 – Death is Certain (2 LP)
Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (2 LP)
Songs: Ohia- Love & Work- The Lioness Sessions (purple vinyl)
Lindsey Stirling- 7” Holiday Picture Disc
Taylor Swift – Red (2 LP)
Taylor Swift – Speak Now (2 LP)
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Too Short – Get In Where You Fit In (2 LP)
Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses 25th Anniversary Edition (3 LP)
Type O Negative/Trivium – Side by Side/I Don’t Wanna be Me (7-inch)
Muddy Waters – More Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live (2 LP)
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton – Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down
Weezer – Africa (10-inch Shaped Picture Disc)
Hank Williams – First Recordings, 1938 (7-inch)
Paul Williams – Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (
Various Artists – Feelin’ Right Saturday Night: the Ric & Ron Anthology (2 LP)
Various Artists – Fritz the Cat (Picture Disc)
Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary, Purple Funk Vol. 2
Violent Femmes – Permanent Record (2 LP)
Wurm – Exhumed (2 LP)
Frank Zappa – We’re Only in it for the Money (Picture Disc)
Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle (Picture Disc)

Lou Curtiss Remembrance and Celebration- Nov. 18th

Lou Curtiss Remembrance and Celebration

A Memorial for San Diego music icon Lou Curtiss will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 4-8pm at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall in El Cajon, the same building that once was the legendary Bostonia Ballroom. Lou Curtiss passed away at his home on July 9, 2018.

Lou Curtiss had long wanted to host an event at the former Bostonia Ballroom space. We’ll be honoring both his wishes and this historic space, which hosted just about every Country music star of the 1950’s & 60’s. And we’ll also be honoring the unparalleled life & legacy of Lou Curtiss, who at the age of 12 was lucky enough to see Hank Williams perform at the Bostonia.

The format for the event will be an “open mic” music making festival, in which anyone is invited to sign up to perform a song or two in honor of Lou and/or the Bostonia. Please bring your instruments. You can also feel free to share some stories instead of performing a song. Parking is widely available at the venue. This will be a potluck celebration of life, so please feel free to bring a dish. Beverages will be for sale at the bar.

We hope that many people will want to attend this one of a kind event. I’m sure Lou will be smiling down on us, as we have finally organized something special at the old Bostonia Ballroom. This event is open to the public.

Musician Deke Dickerson will be presenting a half hour talk about the history of the Bostonia Ballroom, while showcasing his collection of rare color photos of Country legends playing at this historic venue.

Sunday, Nov. 18
The Royal Palace Banquet Hall
1340 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Jupiter Records & Tapes

Please visit Folk Arts’ new partner store Jupiter Records and Tapes, located at 3610 University Ave in City Heights
Thurs-Mon 11am-8pm
(858) 603-9002

At Jupiter Records and Tapes we aim to create a space that is accessible to anyone and everyone. We strive to be a beacon of creativity, expression, and culture. This is a safe space and no suppression of one’s individuality shall ever be permitted. In encouraging ones self expression, we offer a public, and absolutely free, DJ booth. This is a permanent fixture in our store and is available anytime during business hours. One simply writes their name on the chalkboard with no prior experience necessary. It is for anyone with a desire or interest in playing records to be broadcast throughout the store. Not only is spinning records fun and engaging, it is a practical means of therapy and escape from a world that does not always offer support and encouragement for those interested in artistic expression.

In addition to providing our city with a safe and inviting space, we offer tens of thousands of records, CD’s, and tapes at an affordable cost in attempts at excluding no one from access to wonderful music of all forms. This is a place that satisfies collectors of all experiences and tastes. While maintaining affordable prices there is a standard of quality that can be ensured. We stock a massive amount of music that range from classic titles to works that defy classification. At Jupiter Records and Tapes we are constantly evolving and progressing in our efforts to provide beautiful San Diego with a unique environment that is welcoming to absolutely anyone. We will maintain our promises of safety and encouragement with a positive attitude that makes a visit to our store as enjoyable, interesting, and comfortable as possible. Through our doors there is something for everyone. We hope to see you soon!

Lou Curtiss

Rest In Peace, Lou Curtiss

We regret to bring the very sad news that Lou Curtiss passed away on Monday, July the 8th. He died peacefully at his home at the age of 79. Lou was one of the most passionate & knowledgeable people you’d ever meet. He was a force to be reckoned with, dedicating his life to the preservation of music. His depth of knowledge about American music was astonishing & unparalleled. And he had thousands of fascinating stories to share with the many people he loved. In addition to running Folk Arts Rare Records for 47 years, Lou organized 56 ambitious music festivals and was a much loved San Diego radio DJ for decades. Lou’s rich life included lots of political activism, working for the preservation of the arts & music and volunteering in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. He dedicated thousands of hours to the archive work in his vast & impressive Lou Curtiss Sound Library. Lou truly committed his entire life to the love of music, positively affecting countless people along the way. We will miss you dearly, Lou, and we’re sure you’re currently picking and grinning with good friends on the other side. We will keep you informed of Memorial plans. As for now, you can feel free to come down to Folk Arts to share some Lou Curtiss stories. I’ve got many. Rest In Peace, Lou. You were truly one of a kind.

2018 RSD Releases We’ll Definitely Have In Stock – Full List

It’s time to get ready for Record Store Day!

Open 8am-7pm Saturday April 21, 2018
3072 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104

We’re actively promoting our new partner store this RSD. Jupiter Records & Tapes will be open late May / early June and will be located at 3610 University Ave. in City Heights. It will features a vast selection of tens of thousands Records, Tapes & CDs, all priced at $5 each. The space will also have a Freeform Community DJ Booth in which anyone can sign up and play whatever they want. Jupiter Records & Tapes will also serve as an extension of our friends at Teros Gallery, hosting regular art, music & community events.

Here’s a full list of everything we’ll have in stock for this big day:

Aaliyah – Back & Forth 12″
Air – Sexy Boy
The Alarm – Where the Two Rivers Meet
Anywhere – Anywhere II
David Axelrod- Song of Innocence
B-52s – Rock N Rockets, Live
Balmorhea- Chime / Shone
Bobby Bare – Things Change
Courtney Barnett- City Looks Pretty 12”
Courtney Barnett- The Double EP
Beaver and the Trappers- Happiness is Havin 7”
The Beginning of The End- Fishman 12”
Chris Bell – I Am the Cosmos / You and Your Sister (7-inch)
Chuck Berry- Greatest Hits
Big Audio Dynamite II – On the Road Live ’92
The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Play Safe
Blackrock – Yeah Yeah
Bleachers – MTV Unplugged
Blitzen Trapper – Kids Album! (10-inch)
Blue Oyster Cult – Rarities Vol. 2
Richard Bone- Brave Tales
David Bowie – Bowie Now
David Bowie – David Bowie
David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Full Length Demo)
David Bowie – Welcome to the Blackout (Live in London ’78)
The Boys- s/t
Jeff Buckley – Live at Sin-e (Legacy Edition)
Tim Buckley – I Can’t See You (Demos 1966)
Cam’Ron- Purple Haze
Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror)
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison: 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition
The Jimmy Castor Bunch- It’s Just Begun
Celtic Frost – Tragic Serenades
Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary)
Chicano Batman – Chicano Batman
Chainsaw Kittens – Chainsaw Kittens
Circle Jerks – Gig
Eric Clapton – Complete Clapton
Eric Clapton – Rush (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Oliver Coates John Luther Adams- Canticles of the Sky
The Coke Dares- Fake Lake
Ornette Coleman – An Evening with Ornette Coleman, Part 2
Willie Colon- Wanted By The FBI…
Common- Can I Borrow A Dollar
Compton’s Most Wanted- Music To Driveby
Elvis Costello- Someone Else’s Heart
The Creation- We Are Paintermen
Creation Rebel- Dub From Creation
The Cure – Mixed Up
The Cure – Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra)
Curved Air – Air Conditioning
Cymande- Second Time Around
Cymande- Promised Heights
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday Remixes
Czarface- Man’s Worst Enemy
The Dap-Kings: A Closer Look At The Dap-Kings
Daughter – Music from Before the Storm
Miles Davis – Rubberband
Mac Demarco and Shamir- Beat Happening Covers (7-inch)
Mac Demarco- Old Dog Demos
Demon Fuzz – I Put a Spell On You EP (7-inch)
Descendents – Who We Are (7-inch)
Bo Diddley- 16 All-Time Greatest Hits
Djavan- A Voz
DJM trio- Cave Art Two
Pino Donaggio- A Venezia…
The Doors – The Matrix Part II
The Dream Syndicate – How We Found Ourselves … Everywhere!
Dr. Dre – Dre Day
Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps
Dr. Who – City of Death
Dr. Who – The Tomb of the Cybermen
Duran Duran – Duran Duran
Duran Duran – Thanksgiving Live
Dwarves – Lucifer’s Crank
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Live from the Continental Club
Eek-A-Mouse – Ganja Smuggling
Billie Eilish – Party Favor / Hot Line Bling (7-inch)
The End – Introspection / Retrospection
Brian Eno with Kevin Shields- The Weight of History
ESG- Come Away With ESG
Fidlar- s/t pic disc
First Aid Kit – You Are the Problem Here (7-inch)
The Flaming Lips – The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon
Fleet Foxes – Crack Up (Choral Version) / In the Morning (Live in Switzerland) (7-inch)
Florian Fricke- Spielt Mozart
Josephine Foster- A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier- Le Pacha soundtrack
Marvn Gaye – Sexual Healing: The Remixes
Giant Sand- Provisions
Goblin- Squadra Antigangster
God’s Children- Music Is the Answer
Gov’t Mule – Girl with No Self Esteem
Grateful Dead – Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69
Grant Green – Funk In France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)
Grant Green – Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry’s
Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness – Journey to the Beginning
Groundhogs- Scratching the Surface
Dave Grusin- The Friends of Eddie Coyle soundtrack
Mickey Hart – RAMU
Hawkwind – Dark Matter (The Alternative Liberty / U.A. Years 1970-1974)
Joshua Hedley – Broken Man / Singin a New Song (7-inch)
Jimi Hendrix – Mannish Boy / Trash Men (7-inch)
Alfred Hitchcock- The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra… (7-inch)
Hot Tuna – Live at the New Orleans House
Rowland S Howard- autoluminescent 7″
J Dilla- Ruff Draft Dilla’s Mix
Bert Jansch- L.A. Turnaround
Bert Jansch- A Rare Conundrum
Elton John Vs Pnau – Good Morning to the Night
Johnny Thunders- So Alonesome
Marc Jonson- Years LP+7”
Kreator – Behind the Mirror
Ben Kweller – Sha Sha
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Live At KEXP
Laraaji- Sun Transformations
Led Zeppelin – Friends / Rock and Roll (7-inch)
Arthur Lee and Love – Coming Through You
Living Colour – Live at CBGB’s 12.19.89
Los Sospechos- Postales
The Lurkers – Fulham Fallout
Lyrics Born- Later That Day
Machito- From Montuno
Madonna – The First Album
Madonna – You Can Dance
Tim Maia- Disco Club
Beverley Martyn- Where The Good Times Are (the lost 1967 album)
Johnny Mathis – I Love My Lady
George Martin – Beatles to Bond and Bach
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
MC5- I Can Only Gibe You Everything 7”
MC5- Looking At You 7”
The Mekons- Never Been In A Riot
The Mekons- Where Were You?
Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Balazs Pandi – Cuts Up, Cuts Out
Messengers Incorporated- Soulful Proclamation
The Mohawks – The Champ (7-inch)
Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee- Farewell Transmission…
Van Morrison – Close Enough for Jazz / Things (7-inch)
Ennio Morricone- Un Esercito di 5 Uomini
Motorhead – Heroes (7-inch)
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends – New Worlds
The National – Boxer Live in Brussels
Doris Norton- Personal Computer
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Oldboy- soundtrack (Vengeance Trilogy Part. 2)
Open Mind- s/t LP+7″
Parquet Courts – Mardi Gras Beads / Seems Kind of Silly (7-inch)
Linda Perhacs – I’m a Harmony
Phish – Billy Breathes
Phoenix – Monologue (7-inch)
Pink Floyd – Piper At the Gates of Dawn (Mono)
Plush- Fed
The Police – Roxanne (7-inch)
Pompeii – The Secret Sessions
Iggy Pop – Live at the Ritz, NYC 1986
Popol Vuh – Messa Di Orfeo
Elvis Presley – The King in the Ring
Prince – 1999
Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
Bernard Purdie & Friends- Cool Down
Quicksand – Triptych Continuum
Raekwon- The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 1
Raekwon- The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 2
Raekwon- The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 3
Rage Against the Machine – Live at the Democratic National Convention 2000
Michael Raven & Joan Mills- Death and The Lady
Lou Reed – Animal Serenade
Ride- Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Raven’s Reels–Knoxville
The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request
Daniel Rossen- Deerslayer
The Rugged Nuggets x Smoke DZA x Fly Anakin..
Run the Jewels – Stay Gold Collectors Edition
Antonio Sanches- Bul Povo!
Lalo Schifrin – Enter the Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Sevdaliza – The Calling EP
Sgt. Salt Peter’s- Tales From The Toilet
Shiho Yabuki- The Body Is A Message of The Universe
The Shins v. Los Lobos – The Fear
Shocking Blue – Single Collection (A’s & B’s, Part 1)
Sly & Robbie and Junior Natural – Militant Dub
Snatch- Snatch
Soul Asylum – Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin TX, December 3, 1992
Omar Souleyman – To Syria, with Love Remixes
Soundgarden – A-Sides
Spacemen 3- Dreamweapon
Melvin Sparks- Texas Twister
Spectrum- Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows
Spiritualized- Fucked Up Inside
Marnie Stern- This Is It And I Am It And You Are It…
Sufjan Stevens- Tonya Harding
Nikki Sudden- The Last Bandits In The World
Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love EP (10-inch)
Gary Stewart – Mowtown
The Stooges – The Stooges (Detroit Edition)
The Streets – Remixes & B-Sides
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Way Out West: Desert Suite (Trip One)
Sublime – 89 Vision (10-inch)
The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Sun Ra – Standards
Superchunk- What A Time To Be Alive
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance- soundtrack
T2- It’ll All Work Out In Boomland
Tangerine Dream – Zeit
Tank & The Bangas – Live Vibes
Television Personalities- Privilege
Television Personalities- Closer To God
Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
Too Short- Short Dog’s In The House
Torae- Daily Conversation: 10th Anniversary Edition
Toyah – Desire
U2 – Lights of Home
Ugly Duckling- Audacity: 10th Anniversary Edition
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression–Demos
The Voidz – Oyurryus / Coul as a Ghoul (7-inch)
Tom Waits – Bastards
Tom Waits – Bawlers
Tom Waits – Brawlers
Johnny Guitar Watson – Giant
Sam Waymon – Ganja & Hess soundtrack
Wilco – Live at the Troubadour 11/12/96
Steven Wilson – How Big the Space
Wire- Nine Sevens
Yung Wu – Shore Leave
Wu-Tang – The Saga Instrumental EP
V/A – American Dreamer soundtrack
V/A – The Beginning of the End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1974)
V/A – Colour Climaxx
V/A – Congo Revolution – Afro-Latin, Jazz And Funk Evolutionary And Revolutionary Sounds
V/A – Gary Crowley’s Punk & New Wave
V/A – Digging For Gold Vol. 2
V/A – Digging For Gold Vol. 6
V/A – Dogfish Head- Music to Drink Beer and Make Love To
V/A – Electroconvulsive Therapy Volume 4: The Art of Survival Records
V/A – Girls In The Garage Vol. 2
V/A – Girls In The Garage Vol. 3
V/A – Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 666 (Country Music’s Tormented Testament: 1952-1974)
V/A – Jazz Dispensary Soul Diesel Vol. 2
V/A – Natural High: The Bongoman Collection
V/A – New Orleans Soul ’67
V/A – New York Soul ’67
V/A – The Other Side of Sun (Part 2): Sun Record Curated by Record Store Day, Vol. 5
V/A – Planet Terror Original Soundtrack
V/A – PUNK 45 Special
V/A – Queen City Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
V/A – Right On Now! The Sounds of Northern Soul
V/A – Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz
V/A – Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues
V/A – Rough Guide to Ragtime Blues
V/A – Singapore A-Go-Go
V/A – Speak Out: Recorded Live at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival
V/A – Studio One Dubplate Special
V/A – Takin’ Care of Business: Soul, R&B, and Garage from the vaults of Rampart Records
V/A – Texas Soul ’67
V/A – Twin Peaks (Limited Event Series Soundtrack)
V/A – Twin Peaks (Music from the Limited Event Series)
V/A – Uneven Paths
V/A – W2NG (orange vinyl)
V/A – W2NG (blue vinyl)

RSD Black Friday titles we’ll definitely have in stock. Open at 9am!

We’re gonna have tons of exclusive & limited RSD Black Friday releases this Friday, Nov. 24. We’ll be open from 9am-7pm on Black Friday. At 1pm on Friday, we’ll be breaking out 100’s of quality used 45’s for you to dig through- lots of rare Soul, Blues, Rock & Punk. On Small Business Saturday, we’ll be open 10am-8pm.

Here’s a list of everything we’ll have in stock on Friday. Supplies are limited. First come first served:

Tori Amos – Native Invader Russia
Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son
At the Drive-In – Diamante (10-inch)
The Autumn Defense – Circles
Albert Ayler – Vibrations
Gloria Barnes – Uptown
Gloria Barnes – Old Before My Time b/w I’ll Call You Back Later (7-inch)
The Baroques – The Baroques
Chris Bell – Complete Chris Bell
Big Star’s Third Live – Big Star’s Third Live Stroke It Noel
Black Lips – This Sick Beat! (10-inch)
Blue Oyster Cult – Rarities Vol. 1 (1969-1976)
Tommy Bolin – Energy
Benjamin Booker – Live for No One (10-inch)
The Byrds – You Movin’/Boston (7-inch)
The Charlatans – Plastic Machinery (Remixes) (7-inch)
Cheap Trick – Christmas Christmas
Gary Clark, Jr. – Come Together
Sonny Clark Trio – The 1960 Time Sessions
Clutch – Pitchfork & Lost Needles
Daedelus – Invention and The Quiet Party
Danger Mouse – Chase Me
J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1
J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights Vol. 2
Dimebag Darrell – Hitz
Death From Above 1979 – Freeze Me/Keep It Real Dumb (7-inch)
Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones
The Doors – Absolutely Live
Steve Earle – El Corazon
Danny Elfman – Forbidden Zone
Tav Falco – A Tav Falco Christmas
The Fleshtones – Budget Buster
Fleet Foxes – Electric Lady Session (10-inch)
Aretha Franklin – Respect
The Free Design – Kites are Fun
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales – Side Trips
Gone Is Gone – Phantom Limb (7-inch)
Wynonie Harris (feat. Sun Ra) – Dig this Boogie/Lightnin’ Struck the Poor House (7-inch)
Isaac Hayes – The Spirit of Memphis
Richard Hell – Blank
Panduranga Henderson – Ocean of Love
John Lee Hooker – Black Night is Falling
Iggy Pop – New Values
Insight the Truncator, Damu the Fudgemunk (pka Y Society) – Travel At Your Own Pace
Waylon Jennings – New Stuff
Waylon Jennings & Friends – Here’s to the Champion
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman
Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits
King Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
Kreator – Hail to the Hordes
Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas (10-inch)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Concussion b/w Memphis (7-inch)
Latyrx – The Album: 20th Anniversary DLX
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Techstar: Original Score
Lil Jon – King of Crunk
Los Straightjackets – Sing Along with Los Straightjackets
Madvillain – Four Tet Remixes
Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
Dave Matthews Band – Live at Red Rocks
Timothy McNealy – Funky Movement
The Minus 5 – Dear December
Jason Molina – The Black Sabbath Covers (7-inch)
Murs – 3:16 the 9th Edition
Willie Nelson – Spirit
Leonard Nimoy – Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space
NxWorries (Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak) – Yes Lawd! Remixes
Gram Parsons – Live 1973
Lee Scratch Perry – Disco
Poncier – Poncier
Prodigy – HNIC
Queen – We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You
Raspberries – Pop Art Live
Otis Redding – Live in Europe
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – You Can’t Judge a Book (7-inch)
Rush – Closer to the Heart (7-inch)
Scream – NMC 17
Sean Price – Refrigerator P (10-inch)
Brian Setzer – 25 Live
Snoop Dogg – Neva Left
Son Volt – Ballymena (10-inch)
Son Volt – Straightaways
Sparks – Check Out Time 11 AM (7-inch)
Sublime – 40 oz. to Freedom
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell Live
Sundays – Static + Silence
Sunny & the Sunliners – The Missing Link
Sunny & the Sunliners – Smile Now, Cry Later
Sun Ra – Exotica
Sonny Rollings – Sonny Rollins on Impulse!
Tangerine Dream – Electronic Meditation
Third Root – Libertad
The Turtles – Turtles ’66
Three 6 Mafia – Chpt. 2 World Domination
Piero Umiliani – Grazie!
U2 – Blackout
The United States of America – The United States of America
Utopia – Different POV
Various – From the Vaults Vol. 1
Various – Garage Daze
Various – High Times Presents: Smoke Signals
Various – Holidays Rule Vol. 2
Various – Jazz Dispensary MOON ROCKS
Various – Silver Linings Playbook Original Soundtrack
Venom – Eine Kleine
Muddy Waters – The Best of Muddy Waters
Mike Watt – Contemplating the Engine Room
Winery Dogs – Dog Years, Live in Santiago
Bernie Worrell – All the Woo in the World
Y Kant Tori Read – Y Kant Tori Read
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Yusuf/Cat Stevens – The Laughing Apple

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

Mon. July 31
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.

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.