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Rare LPs

This month we are featuring several of the rarer LPs we have in the store.  From early/original pressings of classic albums to limited/underground releases, we carry a wide selection of hard-to-find music at Shangri-La Records.  This is just a sampling of what we have available.... read more

News & Events

Record Store Day Black Friday!

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!

The Purgening!

“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!

FREE DOWNLOAD – The Simpletones’ “Blue Blood Blister”

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

Enjoy…

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New Arrivals

It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This.

J.D. Reager

The second record from longtime Memphis musician and Shangri-La staffer J.D. Reager.  LP and CD versions have different cover art.  Rock music! Tracklist: 1. Talk Now 2. Aww, C’mon 3. Can’t See You At All 4. Genitals & Manuscripts 5. Press’ Boy Pete 6. Part of Me 7. Wasting Time 8. Sign of Life 9. Get Along 10. The Repechage 11. Sam Young 12. The Ripper

Price: $9.99
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Rock for Love (Church Health Center benefit)

Various Artists

A benefit CD for the Church Health Center (www.churchhealthcenter.org) featuring 20 exclusive/previously unreleased tracks from Memphis musicians! Tracklist: 1. the Bulletproof Vests – “Tracko Marx” 2. Wuvbirds – “Put a Lid On It (new version)” 3. Alicja-pop – “Shadow Hills” 4. Perfect Vessels – “Four Quarter Beat” 5.... read more

Price: $11.99
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Motel Mirrors

Motel Mirrors (John Paul Keith/Amy LaVere)

Debut collaboration between beloved Memphis musicians John Paul Keith and Amy LaVere. Tracklist: 1. Meet Me on the Corner 2. Your Tender Loving Care 3. Dearest 4. Suddenly You 5. As Far As I’m Concerned 6. The Best Mistake I’d Ever Make Again 7. That Makes Two of Us

Price: $12.99
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Pistol.Bible.Booze.

Bottom of the Bottle

Debut CD from Memphis TN country-rockers. Tracklist: 1. Better This Way 2. Getting Arrested 3. Austin 4. Baby Don’t Do It 5. Ain’t a Good Thing (I Can’t Fuck Up) 6. Daddy’s Song 7. The Ballad of Tony Hunt 8. Titties 9. Drinking Alone 10. After Today 11. Good Morning Apocalypse

Price: $7.99
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Regulus

Chaos Order

Chaos Order is an American hardcore rock band from Memphis, TN.  Regulus is the group’s debut record. Tracklist: 1. Open The Gates 2. All The Same 3. A Cross On The Wall 4. The Reflection Of Me 5. Separated From The Weak 6. So It Is Done.

Price: $4.99
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Strange World

Jason Pulley

Debut album from the excellently-weird Memphis songwriter/piano man. Tracklist: 1. Strange World 2. Ordinary Life 3. Waste Basket 4. Thomas 818 5. Lionel Ritchie Tenenbaum 6. The Fourth Wall 7. Dumb As A Baby 8. Bad Advice 9. Dropout! 10. The Barker 11. Goodnight Gacy

Price: $7.99
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I Can't Wait

Star and Micey

New EP from Memphis indie-poppers Star & Micey.  Released by Ardent, produced by Dennis Herring.  Both CD and vinyl versions include a download card for 6 bonus tracks. Tracklist: 1. No Pets Allowed 2. Soul Stormin’ 3. Love 4. I Can’t Wait

Price: $9.99
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the Near Reaches

the Near Reaches

Debut 7″ vinyl EP from local post-punk/power-pop group the Near Reaches.  Features Shangri-La employee J.D. on guitar/drums/vocals.  Also includes a free digital download! Tracklist: 1. If I Lost You 2. Bad Advice 3. Close to Me 4. Get Along

Price: $4.99
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Play R&B Favorites

Impala

A rare, out-of-print underground classic from Memphis’ finest garage/surf/r&b quartet. Tracklist: 1. Cozy Corner 2. Makin’ It 3. The Scratch 4. Yesiree 5. 639 Madison Ave. 6. Sand Storm 7. King Louie Stomp (Live) 8. Squad Car 9. Vendetta 10. Cozy Corner (Live) 11. LTD A GoGo 12. Mr. Here 13. Taos Pueblo 14. Experiment in Terror/Stalkin’ 15. Hell of a Woman

Price: $12.99
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Kings of the Strip

Impala

A rare, out-of-print underground classic from Memphis’ finest garage/surf/r&b quartet. Tracklist: 1. Incident on the 10th Floor 2. The Hearse 3. King Louie Stomp 4. Nothing More Than Murder 5. Penetration 6. Venus Flytrap 7. In Transit 8. Epilogue

Price: $12.99
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Square Jungle

Impala

A rare, out-of-print underground classic from Memphis’ finest garage/surf/r&b quartet. Tracklist: 1. Herculanium 2. Rope of Sand 3. Big Noise From the Jungle 4. Choctaw 5. Diamond Head 6. Another Day, Another Man 7. Jet Action Brunette 8. Don’t Ride With Arnold Friend 9. Square Jungle 10. St. James Infirmary 11. Lady in a Cage 12. Night Full of Sirens

Price: $19.99
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Hill Country Blues

Ranie Burnette

Collection of obscure gems from this late, great and under-appreciated North Mississippi blues artist. Tracklist: 1. Coal Black Mattie 2. Lonesome Moon Blues 3. Gone Dead on You 4. Two and Two Blues 5. One String Baby 6. Miss Mabelle 7. Hungry Spell 8. Dough Roller Blues 9. Turn On Down 10. Shake ‘Em On Down 11. Yonder Goes My Baby

Price: $12.99
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I Can't Stand The Rain

Ann Peebles

Re-issue of the legendary soul album.  Produced by Willie Mitchell and featuring the mighty Hi Rhythm backing band. Tracklist: 1. I Can’t Stand the Rain 2. Do I Need You 3. Until You Came Into My Life 4. (You Keep Me) Hangin’ On 5. Run, Run, Run 6. If We Can’t Trust Each Other 7. A Love Vibration 8. You Got To Feed the Fire 9. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 10.... read more

Price: $12.99
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On The Loose

Hi Rhythm

Classic soul/r&b re-issue from Memphis’ answer to the Funk Brothers, Hi Rhythm. Tracklist: 1. On the Loose 2. Superstar 3. Since You’ve Been Gone 4. Purple Raindrops 5. I Remember Do You 6. Save All My Lovin’ 7. You Got Me Comin’ 8. Skinny Dippin’

Price: $12.99
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Precious Soul

Don Bryant

Re-issue of classic Memphis soul from the Hi label.  Produced by Willie Mitchell. Tracklist: 1. She’s Looking Good 2. (You’re A) Wonderful One 3. Funky Broadway 4. Can I Change My Mind 5. Soul Man 6. Land of 1000 Dances 7. Slip Away 8. For Your Precious Love 9. Expressway To Your Heart 10. Try Me 11. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 12. Cry Baby

Price: $12.99
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Coast to Coast

River City Tanlines

Great new LP from local, all-star power trio featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds, Mouserocket, etc.) and the mighty rhythm section of Terrence Bishop and John Bonds (R.L. Burnside, Kenny Brown, Subteens, Jack Oblivian, etc.). Tracklist: 1. I Don’t Get It 2. Stop My Heart 3. Pretty Please 4. Lights 5. When I Became You 6. Dark Matter 7. You Shot Me 8.... read more

Price: $12.99
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Blue Light

Jimbo Mathus

From the proto garage rock of “Haunted John” (“up and down Saint Charles/rides the streetcar all night long”), to the sideways-with-the-law Southern rock of “Blue Light” to the dead-end gospel-fueled country weeper of “Burn the Honky Tonk,” Mathus shows the diversity of his vision on this new EP. Tracklist: 1. Blue Light 2. Ain’t Feelin’ It 3. Haunted John 4.... read more

Price: $12.99
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I'm Not Dead I'm Just Gone

James Luther Dickinson and the North Mississippi All-Stars

Recorded on Beale Street in 2006, this collaboration includes guest Jimmy Davis. It was a special night and captured Dickinson and the Allstars at their best. 1. Money Talks 2. Ax Sweet Mama 3. Codine 4. Red Neck, Blue Collar 5. Kassie Jones 6. Rooster Blues 7. Never Make Your Move Too Soon 8. Truck Drivin’ Man 9. Down in Mississippi

Price: $15.99
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Old Times There. . .

South Memphis String Band

New album from the Americana music super-group featuring Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus and Justin Showah. Tracklist: 1. Good Ole Rebel 2. Turnip Greens 3. Feather Bed 4. Just Like a Monkey 5. Some of These Days 6. Stonewall, 1863 7. Jimbo Jambo Land 8. Skillet Good & Greasy 9. Take This Hammer 10. Can You Blame the Colored Man? 11. B-L-A-C-K 12. See the Uncle... read more

Price: $15.99
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After Laughter Comes Tears

Wendy Rene

Re-issue of classic Memphis soul/r & b by the somewhat obscure Stax artist Wendy Rene. NOTE:  LP version is temporarily unavailable, check back soon. Tracklist: 1. Bar-B-Q 2. Gone For Good 3. Your Love Is All I Need 4.  After Laughter Comes Tears 5. I Wish I Were That Girl 6. What Will Tomorrow Bring 7. Wondering (When My Love Is Coming Home) 8. Deep In My Heart 9. Give You What I... read more

Price: $16.99
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Women and Work

Lucero

Brand new studio album from Memphis’ favorite country/punk/soul rockers. Tracklist: 1. Downtown (intro) 2. On My Way Downtown 3. Women & Work 4. It May Be Too Late 5. Juniper 6. Who You Waiting On? 7. I Can’t Stand to Leave You 8. When I Was Young 9. Sometimes 10. Like Lightning 11. Go Easy

Price: $17.99
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Behind The Magnolia Curtain/Blow Your Top

Tav Falco/Panther Burns

Double re-issue of two classic early Panther Burns records. Behind the Magnolia Curtain: Tav Falco – Vocals and Guitar Alex Chilton – Guitar, Drums Ron Miller – Acoustic Bass Jim Duckworth – Guitar, Drums The Tate County Fife and Drum Corps including Abe Young and Jesse May Hemphill 01. Come on Little Mama 02. She’s The One That’s Got It 03. Hey –... read more

Price: $14.99
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Free Again: The "1970" Sessions

Alex Chilton

Re-issue of the rare 1970 solo LP by a post-Box Tops and pre-Big Star Alex Chilton.  Originally issued on Ardent Records.  Liner notes by Commercial Appeal music writer Bob Mehr. Tracklist: 1. Free Again (Original Mono Mix) 2. Come On Honey 3. Something Deep Inside 4. I Can Dig It 5. The EMI Song (Smile For Me) 6. All I Really Want Is Money 7. The Happy Song 8. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 9.... read more

Price: $16.99
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Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin'

Memphis Heat:  The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’ tells the wild and woolly history of professional wrestling in Memphis and the southern U.S. from the carnival days of cult hero Sputnik Monroe to the rise of Jerry “the King” Lawler.  Features exclusive interviews and rare footage of Lawler, Monroe, Jackie Fargo, Jerry Jarrett, Bill Dundee, Rocky Johnson, Jimmy Valiant,... read more

Price: $24.99
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Late Late Party 1965-67

Charles (Packy) Axton

First ever anthology of legendary Memphis R & B/Soul tenor saxophonist and founding member of the Mar-Keys Charles “Packy” Axton.  Packy was the son of Stax co-owner Estelle Axton and played with the likes of Steve Cropper, Booker T., Teenie Hodges, and Duck Dunn, all included here.  17 sides of rare and raw ’60s Soul.  Featuring liner notes by former Shangri-La... read more

Price: $14.99
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Stars Of The 1969-1970 Memphis Country Blues Festival

Various Artists

Very rare compilation released by London Records (catalog # SES 97015) of regional blues artists appearing at the festival.  This copy is a promo/demo and is in good shape. Tracklist: SIDE ONE 1. Judge Boyshoy Blues – Furry Lewis 2. John Henry – Furry Lewis 3. Hoist Your Window And Let Your Curtain Down – Joe Callicott 4. On My Last Go Round – Joe Callicott 5. Right... read more

Price: $49.99
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I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Very nice copy of this 1969 blues gem.  Released by Capitol – catalog # ST-409.  Gritty and raw, this is McDowell’s first “electric” album. Tracklist: SIDE ONE 1. Baby Please Don’t Go 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 3. Kokomo Me Baby 4. That’s All Right Baby 5. Red Cross Store SIDE TWO 1. Everybody’s Down On Me 2. 61 Highway 3. Glory... read more

Price: $79.99
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Homemade With Love

Davy Ray Bennett

Debut solo CD from the veteran Memphis singer-songwriter/musician. Tracklist: 1. Downer 2. Lullabies Will Close Your Eyes 3. If A Dragon Ate The Moon 4. Saddest Times I’ve Known 5. Lighthouse Song 6. Hole In The Boat 7. Endeavor 8. Hold Your Tongue 9. Sundays With Marianna

Price: $9.99
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At Home

Bob Dylan

Ultra-rare Dylan bootleg on vinyl.  Issued in 1970 by Black Cloud Productions.  The double album features a combination of live tracks, outtakes, B-sides, rare studio sessions, etc. Tracklist: SIDE ONE 1. Wade In The Water 2. Cocaine 3. John Birch Society Blues 4. Who Killed Davey Moore 5. The Eternal Circle 6. He’s Only A Hobo 7. Door 103 8. I’m Ready SIDE TWO 1. I’ll... read more

Price: $99.99
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Rock For Love DVD

Various Artists

A best of DVD compilation from years 2 and 3 of the Makeshift Music co-produced concert/festival benefiting the Church Health Center.  The film features exclusive live performances from Snowglobe, The Magic Kids, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives, River City Tanlines, Antenna Shoes, Al Kapone, Lord T and Eloise, The Coach and Four, J.D. Reager, Two Way Radio, Jason Freeman, Jeffrey... read more

Price: $9.99
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Beale Street Saturday Night

Various Artists (James Luther Dickinson)

SEALED copy of the extremely hard-to-find Jim Dickinson-produced compilation of Memphis music and artists.  Featuring rare cuts Mud Boy & the Neutrons, Furry Lewis, Prince Gabe and more! Tracklist: SIDE ONE 1. Walkin’ Down Beale Street – Sid Selvidge 2. Hernando Horn – Fred Ford 3. Beale Street Blues – Grandma Dixie Davis 4. Big Fat Mama/Liquor Store –... read more

Price: $99.99
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God He's Able

Rev. C.E. Hodges

A dynamite new gospel album from the legendary Memphis soul side-man Charles Hodges, who played organ and/or produced several classic cuts by Al Green, Ann Peebles and Little Milton, just to name a few.  On God He’s Able, Rev. Hodges is joined by his brothers LeRoy and Teenie as well as Stax arranger/keyboardist Lester Snell. Tracklist: 1. God He’s Able 2. Down By The... read more

Price: $11.99
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Stranger Me

Amy LaVere

The brand new album from Memphis’ favorite roots-pop chanteuse.  Features contributions from a host of well-known local musicians, including Dave Cousar, Paul Taylor, Rick Steff (Lucero), Nahshon Benford (Lucero, Snowglobe), and Jonathan Kirkscey (Mouserocket).  FOR A LIMITED TIME, ALL COPIES ARE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Tracklist: 1. Damn Love Song 2. You Can’t Keep Me 3. Red... read more

Price: $16.99
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Stay In School

Various Artists

Extremely rare copy of the 1967 compilation released by Stax/Volt.  Limited press, very hard to find.  Stax Records # A-11. Tracklist: 1. Announcement (Otis Redding) 2. Hucklebuck (Otis Redding) 3. & 4. Announcement (Carla Thomas) 5. I Want To Be Your Baby (Carla Thomas) 6. Announcement (Eddie Floyd) 7. Holding On With Both Hands (Eddie Floyd) 8. & 9. Announcement (William... read more

Price: $499.99
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Them

Them

Debut LP from the legendary British Invasion group fronted by Van Morrison. Mono copy.  UK/Decca press # LK 4700.  A.K.A. “The Angry Young THEM!” Tracklist 1. Mystic Eyes 2. If You and I Could Be As Two 3. Little Girl 4. Just a Little Bit 5. I Gave My Love a Diamond 6. Gloria 7. You Just Can’t Win 8. Go On Home Baby 9. Don’t Look Back 10. I Like It Like That 11. I’m Gonna... read more

Price: $249.99
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King Solomon

Solomon Burke

The last great album from one of the ‘60s most gifted soul singers.  Mono Copy.  Issued in 1968 – Atlantic Records # 8158. Tracklist: 1. It’s Been a Change 2. Take Me (Just As I Am) 3. Time Is a Thief 4. Keep a Light in the Window 5. Baby, Come On Home 6. Detroit City 7. Someone is Watching 8. Party People 9. When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters) 10. Woman, How Do You Make... read more

Price: $69.99
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Suesie Was A Nihilist

The Angel Sluts

New 7″ vinyl E.P. from the Memphis garage/punk quartet.  Released by Fat Sandwich Records. Tracklist: 1. This Is Violence 2. That’s What I Say 3. Social Breakdown 4. Untitled

Price: $5.00
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Teenage Hate

The Reatards

Re-issue of the classic LP by Jay Reatard’s original band, The Reatards.  Also includes 21 bonus songs that were previously only available on long out-of-print cassettes.  Released by our friends at Goner Records. Tracklist: 1. I’m So Gone 2. Stacye 3. I Love Living 4. When I Get Mad 5. C’mon Over 6. Out Of My Head Into My Bed 7. You Fucked Up My Dreams 8. It Ain’t... read more

Price: $13.99
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