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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Week 2: Post RSD, developments and previews

Week 2 comes to a close, and we here at MSR are finding ourselves happy and pooped. Big hugs again to the vinyl buying community for keeping us busy and raiding our stacks. After our day o' rest, expect to see a bunch of Jackie Mittoo, Motown Ska and Garage Rock as we gear up for exciting new stuff from Light in the Attic, Numero Group, Strut Records and some more of our favorite friends. In other news, you can find us on the ole' facebook now at Missing Link Facebook.

Well, we wave goodbye to Record Store Day for another year. Thanks to everyone who came out and bought some music to support music stores in general, and our apologies to those of you who didn't get here soon enough to get your hands on some of the loot. Next year we promise to be stocked a bit more, but with opening our doors in April, we had to bare fangs to get the North Coast what we got.


Rupa & The April Fishes

Founded in San Francisco by Rupa Marya, a doctor-by-day and singer-by-night born to Indian parents and raised in the U.S., India, and the South of France. whose songs are a mixture of international musical styles, sung in Hindi, French, Spanish and English. Think of it as a female Manu Chao.

Soul of Africa

In 1965, the Texas tenor sax giant Hal Singer, arrived in Paris and found this new Jef Gilson band a perfect musical blend for his afro centric musical tendencies, the result is one of the catalysts for Afro-Parisian scene that fascinated so many musicians and music fans in the 70s and 80s.

The Pepper Pots

Formed in 2002 in Catalonia, Spain, The Pepper Pots, fronted by a trio of female vocalists, Adriana Prunell, Mercè Munné, and Marina Torres, painstakingly recreate 1960's ska, soul, Motown and reggae.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

The Name of this song says it all, "Bitch, I love You."

Jackie Mittoo

Wishbone’s 12 songs reach far beyond the island rhythms of reggae and into the realms of stone cold soul, funk, gospel and R&B -- an indication of the eclectic sounds that ruled the action-packed live music scene of Toronto in the day.

Nigeria 70 Funky Lagos

The return of one of Matt's favorite funky albums! This is the definitive story of Lagos's funky scene during the 1970's. Scope the boots and feel the rumble of power deep down inside you. The 2 disks in this set range everywhere from the heavy ska laced funk to this acousticy gem below.


  1. The rock talk show Sound Opinions did an episode on Record Store Day with several indie record store owners:


    I wish they would run this show regularly on KHSU, it's pretty interesting...

  2. Steve Albini's sometimes a jerk, but other times he's right on the money: