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Vinyl Pressing: The Twirpentines – Goodnight, Porchlight

New vinyl pressing: Recorded at Mudhut Studios on April 13th & 14th, 2002, and courtesy of A-F Records, now available on vinyl for the first time! Pre-order is up, records shipping in January 2022.

Merry Christmas from Gotta Groove Records! Holiday Hours 2021

We wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season! Gotta Groove will be closed on 12/24 and 12/31.

— The Gotta Groovies

Vinyl Pressing: El Camino Acid – Sunset Motel

New Vinyl Pressing! Sunset Motel is the second full-length album from Columbus, OH based garage rockers El Camino Acid. The album was recorded in July of 2020 in Chicago, IL and produced by Colin Croom of Twin Peaks. The album is a thoughtful and versatile blend alternative rock and power pop. The songs span a large dynamic range, from mid-tempo love songs to guitar-fueled head bangers. Grab it on transparent orange vinyl now!

Vinyl Pressing: Huntingtons – Back To Ramonia

New Vinyl Pressing! In 1996, a wet behind the ears Huntingtons recorded a selection of their favorite Ramones songs with the best and most ambitious intentions. Released as Rocket to Ramonia on the newly formed Burnt Toast Vinyl, it became a favorite of fans of the band, but not so much for the band itself. After a few years of dedicating themselves to becoming the best Ramonescore band they could be, it was painfully obvious to them that they’d made Rocket to Ramonia before perfecting the finer intricacies of the Ramones’ sound.

In 1999, the band selected a new batch of classics to cover and released them as File Under Ramones. 8 months later, Huntingtons were on stage with Joey Ramone at CBGBs playing an entire set as his backing band. 9 months after that, they were out touring Europe with Marky Ramone. 2 months later, they were back at CBGBs for another set with Joey. Flash forward to 2015, their guitarist and drummer were touring the country and eventually the world playing as part of CJ Ramone’s band.

Here in 2021, Rocket To Ramonia and Burnt Toast Vinyl are both celebrating their 25th anniversaries, and so began talks of a re-release of Rocket to Ramonia. But while it obviously remains part of the band’s history, it’s not something they were proud of, and there was little doubt that if given the opportunity, they could record those songs again and do them justice.

So that’s exactly what Huntingtons did!

Back To Ramonia represents 25 years of channeling the spirit and energy of Ramones. The attention to detail on every song is sure to be noticed and appreciated, paying the perfect homage to the founding fathers of punk rock.

Vinyl Pressing: Lauren Eylise – This Is Personal

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New Vinyl Pressing! Soul Step Records continues to support and highlight the music scene in Cincinnati, OH. Their latest release takes us back to Ohio to present to you the unbelievably talented Lauren Eylise and her album, This Is Personal.

Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound while each song is born from lessons of the soul. Her commanding vocals and acoustic stylings exude an indie-folk style with R&B overtones that easily appeal to the energy of Pop music. And when armed with her full band, The Part-Time Lovers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. She is unapologetic, autonomously sensual and vulnerably transparent in her music and presence. 

Her resume reflects more than six years of work under her belt. As such, she has opened stages for the likes of Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Jidenna, Tank, and The Bangas Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, Train, John Legend, Matt Kearney, Raheem Devaughn, Tank, and many more. 

Lauren Eylise is for fans of SZA, Jorja Smith, and Solange. This Is Personal is like getting an audiobook of Lauren’s diary. Straightforward and honest songwriting that’s perfectly paired with romantic and lush musical arrangements. Once you drop the needle on this LP, you will get punched with Lauren’s soulful vocals. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you hear songs about love, good whiskey, and finding yourself.

Soul Step Records will be releasing the LP This Is Personal by Lauren Eylise to Soul Step Subscribers on Saturday, December 4th. 

The general public sale will begin on Monday, December 6th. The tracks on this LP can be found on streaming on all services right now. 

2021 Gotta Groove Year In Review!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Gotta Groove! Here is a list curated by several of us at GGR, featuring a few of our favorite pressings of 2021:

Clint Holley – Well Made Music
Colemine Records –  Soul Slabs V3.
Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heros of the Apocalypse
Eddie Suzuki’s New Hawaii – High Tide
JimboMathus/Andrew Bird – These 13
Full Metal Jacket OST
Don Tiki – Hot Like Lava
Dave Polster  (Well Made Music)
Henry Franklin-“The Skipper” (Real Gone Music)
Black Market Brass-“Chemical Plant Zone” b/w “Sagat Theme” 7″ (Colemine Records)
Chester Thompson-“Powerhouse” (Real Gone Music)
The Sawtooth Grin-“Pervavor” (Wax Vessel)
V/A-“Other Music” OMPS (MVD)
Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts-“Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme” (Self-Released)
Neal Francis-“Changes (Demos)” (Colemine Records)
V/A – Soul Slabs Vol. 3 (Colemine Records)
Cultist-“Three Candles” (Stages of Grief)
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos – “Beware” (Colemine Records)
Jonathan Elias-“Children of the Corn” OMPS (1984 Publishing)
Hill Spirits-“Hill Spirits” (Self-Released)
White Blinds-“Shimmy Sham” b/w “Fire Eater” (F-Spot Records)
My Morning Jacket-At Dawn (20th Anniversary Edition) (Darla Records)
Babe Ruth – “Que Pasa” (Renaissance Records)
My Morning Jacket – “Chapter 2” (Darla Records)
Terrycloth Mother – Terrycloth Mother (Self-Released)
Nick Shoulders-“George Washington” 7″ (Armadillo Tail Records)
The Shangri-Las-“Best Of” (Real Gone Music)
Trevor Something-“Death Dream
California Speedbag-“Little Guns” (Self-Released)
Paul Messina-“Blue Fire” (GVAP Music)
Matt Earley
36 & Awakened Souls – The Other Side of Darkness
The Awakening – Mirage
Arthur Lyman – Island Vibes
Babe Ruth – Que Pasa
Beach Fossils – Somersault Reissue
Bow To Your Masters – Vol. Two: Deep Purple
Calvin Keys – Proceed With Caution!
Catfish Keith – Blues At Midnight
Chester Thompson – Powerhouse
Cochemea – Vol. 2: Baca Sewa
The Conveniece – Accelerator
Daggerboard – Last Days of Studio A
Dean & Britta – Quarantine Tapes
Don Tiki – Hot Like Lava
Doug Carn – Adam’s Apple
Doug Carn – Infant Eyes
Doug Carn Feat. The Voice of Jean Carn – Revelation
Earthforce – S/T
Eddie Suzuki – High Tide
Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heroes of The Apocalypse
Fever Dog – Alpha Waves
Frank Yankovic  – Frank Yankovic & Friends: Songs of The Polka King
GA-20 – Does Hound Dog Taylor
The Glorias (Soundtrack)
Hill Sprits – S/T
The Evanstones – 1961
Faster Pussycat – Nola b/w Pirate Love
Future Roots – 2021 Flips
Henry Franklin – The Skipper
Henry Franklin – The Skipper At Home
Joe Morris & Damon Smith – Gusts Against Particles
Katie Schecter – Bad For Business
Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell – Live At The Shoals Theatre 2014
My Morning Jacket – At Dawn
Nraakors – Hoppel Poppel
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Live at Century City Playhouse
Phil Madeira – Hornet’s Nest
Principe Q – Flores Verdes
Robert Pollard – From A Compound Eye
Rudolph Johnson – Spring Rain
Rudolph Johnson – The Second Coming
Replacements – I’m In Trouble b/w If Only You Were Lonely
The Shangri-Las – Best Of
Soul Slabs Vol. 3
Spanish Harlem Orchestra – The Latin Jazz Project
Starz – Live At The Agora
Sweet Trip – You Will Never Know Why
Tobacco – Fucked Up Friends 3
Tom Wachunas – Spare Changes
U Roy – Creation Rebel
Voivod – The Outer Limits
Walter Bishop Jr – The 4th Cycle: Keeper of My Soul
Willy McGee – We Had A Deal
Woody Goss – Gravy In My Coffee
Work Drugs – Summer Blood
Young Gun Silver Fox – Canyons
Mike Burrows
The Appleseed Cast – Low Level Owl Volumed 1 & 2 (Deep Elm Records / Steadfast Records / Burnt Toast Vinyl)
Cultist – Three Candles (Stages of Grief)
Cartridge / Wet Specimens – split 7″
Triage – S/T (Roman Numeral)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland
Clint Mansell – The Fountain Soundtrack (Mondo)
Jonathan Elias – Children of the Corn Soundtrack
Sandro Galileo – Ribelle Di Mare Soundtrack (Eraserhead Sound)
Fabio Frizzi – From the Archives Vol. 1: Frizzi Beyond Fulci (Cadabra Records)
Sandals – Music From The Endless Summer (Real Gone Records)
The Shangri-Las – The Best of the Red Bird and Mercury Recordings (Real Gone Records)
Gloria Barnes – Uptown (Colemine Records)
Booker T. & the MGs – The Complete Stack Singles Vol. 2 (Real Gone Records)
Wesley Bright & the Honeytones – Happiness b/w You Don’t Want Me (Colemine Records) [re-press]
Black Market Brass – Chemical Plant Zone b/w Sagat Theme (Colemine Records) [repress]
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Live at the Century City Playhouse 9/7/79 (Nimbus West Records)
Gene Russell – Talk to My Lady (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Roland Haynes – Second Wave (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Henry Franklin – The Skipper (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Henry Franklin – The Skipper at Home (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Calvin Keys – Shaw-Neeq (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Rudolph Johnson – The Second Coming (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Walter Bishop Jr – 4th Cycle: Keeper of My Soul (Real Gone Records / Black Jazz)
Frank Yankovic – Frank Yankovic & Friends: Songs Of the Polka King, The Ultimate Collection (Cleveland International)
Ren Harcar
Cultist – Three Candles (Stages of Grief)
Fabio Frizzi – From the Archives Vol. 1: Frizzi Beyond Fulci (Cadabra)
Joe Keinberger –  Macabria 7” (Cadabra)
The Shangri-Las – The Best of the Red Bird and Mercury Recordings (Real Gone)

Vince Slusarz (Sr)
(Usual disclaimer, no particular order and so much I did not get the chance to listen to).
Beach Fossils- Somersault (Bayonet Records)
Patty Pershayla and the Mayhaps-Cheap Diction
GA 20- Does Hound Dog Taylor (Colemine)
Sandals- Music from Endless Summer (Real Gone)
Rachel Baiman- S/T (Signature Sounds)
Crack the Sky- Crack Attack, Best of Crack the Sky (Renaissance)
Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts- Honky Tonkin Beauty Supreme
Superdrag- In the Valley of the Dying Stars  20th Anniversary
Ashley Monroe- Rosegold (30 Tigers)
Eugene McDaniels – The Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (Real Gone)
Orgone- Connection (Colemine)
Katie Schecter- Bad for Business (Soul Step)
Grys- Grys- To Fall Down   (Norton)
Phil Madeira- Hornet’s Nest (Mercyland)
Baldassarre- Collinwood Yards
My Morning Jacket- At Dawn  20th Anniversary (Darla)
Hiss Golden Messenger- Quietly Blowing It (Merge)
Wood Brothers- The Muse (Southern Ground)
Matthew Alec- Matthew Alec and the Soul Electric
Parker Millsap- Be Here Instead (30 Tigers)
The Freedom Affair- Freedom is Love (Sunflower Soul)
Guided By Voices- It’s Not Them, It Couldn’t Be Them, It Is Them! (Rockathon)
Don Tiki- Hot Like Lava (Aloha Got Soul)
Marcus Machado- Aquarius Purple (Soul Step)
Terrycloth Mother- S/T
Lucinda Williams- Running Down a Dream- Tribute to Tom Petty (30 Tigers)
Delvon Lamar Organ Trio- I Told You So (Colemine)
Sweet Trip- You Will Never Know Why (Darla)
Lauren Lanzaretta- Deliverance
Booker T and the MGs- The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (Real Gone)
Mike Lundy- Rhythm of Life (Aloha Got Soul)
Jonathan Elias- Children of the Corn (1984 Publishing)
Catfish Keith- Blues at Midnight (Fishtail)
Andrew Gabbard- Homemade (Karma Chief)
Frank Yankovic and Friends- Songs of the Polka King (Cleveland International)
Pentanagle- Basket of Light (Renaissance)
Becca Stevens- Wonderbloom (Groundup)
Hood, Cooley and Isbell- Live at the Shoals Theatre (30 Tigers)
Avett Brothers- The Fifth Avett Guild 45 7” (Ramseur)
Stutter Steps with Anthony Lamarca- Lift/The Bend  7” (Blue Arrow)
Grateful Dead- Shakedown Street/France 7” (Rhino)
Los Yesterdays- Give Me One More Chance/Nobody’s Clown 7” (Daptone)
Harlem Gospel Travelers- Fight On! / Keep on Prayin  7” (Colemine)
The Replacements- I’m In Trouble/If Only You Were Lonely  7” (Twin Tone)
Benny Trokan  Get It In The End/Get Me Down (Wick)

(Artwork Courtesy of Ren Harcar).

Vinyl Pressing: Lionlimb – Spiral Groove

Lionlimb’s return delivers us singer-songwriter Stewart Bronaugh at the height of his artistic powers both visually and sonically. Angel Olsen describes “Spiral Groove” as an album about “what it means to endure your losses and the gift of being able to recognize the most real love in your life.” She speaks warmly of her former bandmate’s new album–a timeless, romantic collection of songs borne out of musician Stewart Bronaugh’s recovery from a neck surgery. Piano, cello, slide guitar and buzzing synth lines wind in and out comfortably over the course of this 31 minute album. Studded with stories of mortality, the challenges of addiction and sobriety, and the romance of a lifetime, “Spiral Groove” encapsulates all of our existential questions into tidy love songs. The name derives from a channel in the arm your nerves run through while simultaneously painting the picture of a needle dropping into a vinyl LP.

Written and conceived before covid-19, these songs were shaped by real-time feedback and the alchemy that happens when a group of well-seasoned musicians gather together. Bronaugh’s compositions found life in the hands of long-time collaborators Joshua Jaeger and Jonathan Sumner. Jaeger’s drumming is intuitive and full of care, creating space for the kind of cello and guitar riffs that flow like water. With Sumner’s rich bass playing following suit, they comprise a rhythm section that sets the stage for Bronaugh’s songwriting.

Available now from Bayonet Records.

Vinyl Pressing: Arthur Lyman – Island Vibes

Arthur Lyman - Island Vibes (AGS-061)

New Vinyl Pressing: Merging the sounds of nature along with his resounding vibraphone, Arthur Lyman and producer Gordon Broad created Island Vibes, an ambient/jazz/field recording album that exhibits the pure weightlessness of Lyman’s music.

A lost gem from the exotica pioneer’s catalog — and his last recorded album — Island Vibes paints a meditative tropical canvas of the Hawaiian Islands’ natural beauty. A welcomed sonic transport to paradise, much needed in a (post-)pandemic world.

Originally recorded with Broad Records, who’s responsible for Phase 7’s Playtime and other important 1970s and 80s-era local records.

At eight years old, Arthur Lyman’s music was already being played in public spaces via a toy marimba performance on the radio. While Lyman laughed about the experience, he would continue performing and ultimately debuted professionally at 14 with a jazz group. His skills earned him a place as a vibraphonist alongside exotica pioneer Martin Denny, although Lyman would leave the Denny’s group soon after to pursue a solo career.

Island Vibes would become Lyman’s final recorded album, an embodiment of the term of “relaxation”, relying solely on Lyman’s instrumentation and the quaint lull of ocean waves to produce a picturesque atmosphere.

Available from Aloha Got Soul.

Vinyl Pressing: Starz – Live At The Agora

Starz - Live:Agora

Recorded at the the famous Cleveland venue that once was right down the street from GGR! Live album from classic hard rockers Starz. Features “(She’s Just A) Fallen Angel”, “Cherry Baby”, “Hold On To The Night”. 180 gram deluxe gatefold vinyl. Package features trading cards, poster and lyric sheets. Available from Renaissance Records.

Vinyl Pressing: Gabriel Mervine – Say Somethin’

Octave Records Goes Jazz: Gabriel Mervine's Say Somethin' – PS Audio

New Audiophile Vinyl Pressing: At a time in music where history and originality rarely go hand in hand, trumpeter Gabriel Mervine brings both together as never before.

From one of the best jazz quartets in town comes a spectacular Audiophile Master, Say Somethin’ from trumpeter Gabriel Mervine. Without question, one of the best jazz recordings yet made, this wonderful Octave Records release will help set the standard for how an intimate musical session can sound.

Gabriel Mervine’s Say Somethin’ is a musical conversation in the language of jazz. Octave Records and Gabe Mervine put together an extraordinary hour of music, beautifully captured as if the quartet were playing in the intimacy of your living room. Order direct from PS Audio.

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