It’s almost that time again…this Friday, November 28 is another Record Store Day Black Friday sale and we’ve got tons of great new one-off releases as well as a bunch of great reissues. We’re looking forward to seeing a ton of folks out, so we’ll be opening the store at 10 am, instead of the usual noon opening time. Be sure to get here early as there is always a long line to get these limited edition pressings. Have a happy Thanksgiving and we’ll see you Friday!
“We Purge, You Binge!” It’s that time again folks, holy cow, we just have too much stuff and not enough space! But our loss is your gain. You’ll find THOUSANDS of LPS + CDs for a buck or two and some even cheaper! And EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WILL BE 20% OFF!
We’re also adding a KILLER YARD SALE, that starts at 9 am. Furniture, appliances, clothes and tons of miscellaneous surprises from our personal collections. And of course GREAT LIVE MUSIC FOR FREE featuring MARCELLA AND RORY (!) that starts at 3 pm. Y’all come!
Shangri-La Records owner, Jared McStay, has a song in the Commercial Appeal’s “Top 100 Songs about Memphis” list. The Simpletones’ “Blue Blood Blister” came in at #46 on the list! Unfortunately, no cd or digital copy of this song exists (yet, we’re working on that!), and only 500 7”s were ever pressed by the great Sugar Ditch label in 1992. So, for a limited time, we’re making the song available via free download. Many thanks to Sugar Ditch co-founders Andria Lisle and Gina Barker for making this happen! Also, special thanks to the CA’s John Beifuss and Chris Herrington for the kind words.
Note: there’s some confusing wording in the article that seems to imply that Roy Berry was the drummer on this song. While Roy played “Blue Blood Blister” many times with the Simpletones (and later the Simple Ones), Mark Miller was the drummer on the 7”. The song was cut at the legendary Easley-McCain studios (original location) and features the Grifters’ Scott Taylor on harmonica.
Click to download - Blue Blood Blister