Tuesday, April 30, 2013

VAMP welcomes in the month of MAY with a BANG!

Hello VAMPers! We've been busy little bees over here the past few weeks. Lots going on in April and even more in MAY! The first week of the month is starting out with a BANG!

First on the schedule is WHERE IT'S AT! Thursday night! This is a night of Northern/60s Soul/R&B/Funk. Fernando and myself are the hosts and each month we welcome guest DJs to help us keep the party fun and fresh! This month we've got Downtown Dana G & DJ Dirty Dishes to assist with the musical selections! The party starts at 9pm and goes until close. Located at The Legionnaire Saloon at 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94612, which is the block between Grand and 23rd. In addition to our guest DJ's, there will be a band performing upstairs...MIDTOWN SOCIAL! Check 'em out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1lA3CIVT0A  The DJ party downstairs is free entrance, but there will be a small cover to see the band upstairs.
Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/562459007121749/?fref=ts

Next up, we've got FIRST FRIDAY's PARTY at VAMP! In conjunction with LeQuiVive Gallery, we are super excited to be hosting the first ever solo show for KOLEO! Plus we've got music provided by Oakland's Future Trio(8-9pm) plus guest DJ Marcos Juárez(9 -11pm)

In his own words:
"After ten years painting (five in Paris, five in Oakland) I am happy to present you my first solo show: Koleorama. The show focuses on the life and evolution of my human looking characters, from birth to death.

This show is also a way to say goodbye to the beautiful city of Oakland, CA. The city and its people inspired me a lot, and I hope you can come and see the result.

- Koleo"



If that weren't enough, be sure to check out The Lower Bottoms Funk & Soul Party in West Oakland at Revolution Cafe SATURDAY NIGHT! Party starts around 10pm and goes until LATE! 
This is the best place to get down and dance all night long! Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it out there this month, but we've got a good excuse...we'll be at the Os Mutantes show! If you've got tickets for that, we look forward to seeing you there! Who knows...if we've got enough energy, we may very well make a pit stop at the Lower Bottoms on the way home!

As always, tons of new records keep hitting the floor on a daily basis! Spent a lot of time last week and over the weekend updating our ROCK section and getting our Jazz and Soul sections tip top! Visit the shop for the latest! Remember that we're open every day from 12noon until 6pm, with the exception of Monday, which is our day off. :)

Hope to see you all very soon!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

BONDI BLASTER"s 7" Single NOW AVAILABLE! - Support Local Artists!!!

Now you can also find Bondi Blaster's 7'' single at VAMP music • art • consignment. Just got a few copies of this sweet local cumbia 45 from Juan Data - Bondi Blaster. Get one before they are all gone! If you're in Oakland, you feel like supporting local artists and you wanna save in shipping costs, this is where to get your hands on one of the limited edition Salchichón Primavera 45s.  http://vimeo.com/28240634
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/28240634" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/28240634">Bondi Blaster - "Salchichón Primavera" (Sonidero Choridub)</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/bondiblaster">Bondi Blaster</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> 

Also, while in the shop, Juan put together a "Vine" video montage of the shop. Great pics! If you haven't yet been to visit VAMP, this video will give you an idea of what you can find on our shelves!

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NEW ARRIVALS! In the bins NOW!!!

NEW ARRIVALS! Just got another delivery of records from L.A.! Working on pricing them out today and getting them on the floor. Here's a list of the goodies. Lots of great jazz, soul jazz, funk, soul and other interesting tid bits. Check it out! All from seller TP.

James Brown Reality
James Brown Directs & Dances with the James Brown Band - The Popcorn
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Feat. Theodore Pendergrass To Be True
Les Paul & Mary Ford The Greatest Hits of…
The Chambers Brothers Unbonded
Aquarian Dream Fantasty (Test Pressing)
Johnny Guitar Watson Ain't That A Bitch
Compilation - by David Fanshawe Africa Ceremonial & Folk Music - Recorded in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania
The Richard Smallwood Singers Self Titled
Mongo Santamaria Dawn - Amanecer
Mongo Santamaria A La Carte
Tabaco y Su Sexteto Los "Duros de la Salsa"
De Nuevo Los Hispanos de Colombia El Ritmo Inconfundible de Colombia
Sonora Poncena Back To Work
K-Tel Compilation Salsa Instrumental
Sonora Dinamita 16 Exitos
El Gran Combo Disfrutelo Hasta el Cabo! - Nacionales No. 1
Billo's Caracas Boys Mosaicos a la Billo
Aroldo Santos Ate' Que Enfim
Azymuth Spectrum
Azymuth Azimuth
William Loughborough - Folkways Records Bongo Drum Instruction
Carlos "Patato" Valdez Bata y Rumba
Chocolate En El Rincon
Mongo Santamaria Mongo's Way
Moacir Santos Saudade
Hugh Masekela Melody Maker
Lonnie Liston Smith Live!
The Philadelphia International All-Stars Let's Clean Up the Ghetto
"Breaks" Comp A B.I.G. Sack - From the Basement (2 LP)
Earth Wind & Fire Another Time
Pleasure Joyous
Pleasure Accept No Substitutes
Airto Virgin Land
Stanley Turrentine - with Shirley Scott / Kenny Burrell / Bob Cranshaw / Otis Finch Hustlin'
Leon Spencer Louisiana Slim
Soundtrack for "$" Quincy Jones - feat. Little Richard / Roberta Flack / Doug Kershaw / Don Elliott Voices
Monk Higgins Little Mama
David Amram Havana / New York - The Historic U.S. - Cuban Musical Exchange of 1977
Sonny Phillips Black Magic!
David Newman Captain Buckles
The Dennis Coffey Band A Sweet Taste of Sin
Dennis Coffey Back Home
Freddie Hubbard A Soul Experiment
Blue Mitchell Funktion Junction
Ahmad Jamal 73
Gabor Szabo with Charles Lloyd Live - Featuring Spellbinder
Norman Connors Saturday Night Special
Lalo Schifrin Towering Toccata
Richard Groove Holmes Comin' on Home
Mong Higgins Dance to the Disco Sax
Donald Byrd Places and Spaces
Donald Byrd and 125 Street, N.Y.C. Love Byrd
Funk Inc Self Titled
Dexter Wansel Time Is Slipping Away
Gene Harris The 3 Sounds
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Music, You All
Eddie Henderson Mahal
Eddie Henderson Runnin' To Your Love
B.T. Express Function at the Junction
The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass Power Play
Cannonball Adderley The Black Messiah
Melvin Sparks Self Titled
Donald Byrd and 125 Street, N.Y.C. Love Byrd
Melvyn Price Rhythm and Blues
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs
James Brown I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me
Fantastic Four Alvin Stone - The Birth and Death of a Gangster
The Dells Sweet as Funk Can Be
Charles Wright Doing What Comes Naturally
Brownsville Station Yeah!
Graham Central Station Mirror
Lee Oskar Before the Rain
Bobby Hutcherson Cirrus
Norman Connors This Is Your Life
Jimmy Owen Self Titled
Harvey Mason Groovin' You - 12" Single (SEALED)
Carl McKnight The Devil's Out Tonight (SEALED)
Carl McKnight The Devil's Out Tonight (SEALED)
Chicago Self Titled
Dexter Wansel Life on Mars
Seawind Self Titled
Eddie Henderson Comin' Through
Herbie Hancock Magic Windows
Soul Makossa Afrique
Jackie McLean New and Old Gospel (Blue Note - in plain cover)
Jimmy McGriff Flyin' Time
Elvin Jones Poly-Currents (Reissue)
Ahmad Jamal Jamal plays Jamal
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay
Eddie Henderson Inside Out
Floyd Lawson and The Hearts of Stone Coming Out
Eddie Henderson Sunburst
Eddie Henderson Heritage
Pee Wee Russell / Coleman Hawkins (with Jo Jones & Bob Brookmeyer) Jazz Reunion
Gene Harris Astralsignal
Eddie Harris The Best of
Bill Evans Trio Portrait in Jazz
Shelly Manne / Bill Evans with Monty Budwig Empathy
Norman Connors Love From the Sun
The Dells Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation
The Dramatics Shake It Well
Ramsey Lewis Ramsey
Aerosmith Live! - Bootleg
Miroslav Vitous First Meeting
The John Markham Orchestra with Herbie Steward and Ernie Figueroa San Francisco Jazz
Sammy Nestico Dark Orchid
James Moody James Moody's Moods
Harvey Mandel Righteous

Odyssey Altec - Experience Altec
Commodores Greatest Hits
Wishbone Four Wishbone Ash
Facts of Life Sometimes
George Benson Weekend in L.A.

Silver Convention Save Me
The Bill Shephard Singers Sing Bee Gees Hits - Aurora
Hot Butterfly - Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie
Gabor Szabo Magical Connection
Spinners 8
Bill Summers and Summers Heat On Sunshine
Herbie Hancock Future Shock / Earth Beat / Megamix
Houston Person Pure Pleasure
composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim Soundtrack - The Adventurers
Racines Bossa Combo
Eastside Connection Brand Spanking New - New Wave Funk
Hugh Masekela The Best of Masekela
Eddie Daniels Street Wind
Joe Williams Worth Waiting For…
Jimmy Owens Headin' Home
Stan Kenton Kenton ' 76
Woody Herman Heavy Exposure
Dave Grusin Night-Lines
Eivets Rednow featuring "Alfie"
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Country Preacher - Live at Operation Breadbasket
Elisabeth Waldo Realm of the Incas
Don Ellis At Fillmore
Pleasure Future Now
Chuck Mangione Concert Together: A New
Don Ellis The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground (featuring: Pattil Allen)
Don Ellis Connection
Kazumi Watanabe Mobo II
Lester Young Mean To Me
Lester Young Pres and Teddy and Oscar
Shirley Bassey I Capricorn
K-Tel Comp 20 Power Hits - Volume 2
Queen Ekanem I Want You
Gap Mangione Dancin' Is Makin' Love
Ray Charles The Ray Charles Story Volume One
Ray Charles The Ray Charles Story Volume Two
Vernard Johnson The Gospel Saxophone of…
Phil Upchurch self titled
Julian "Cannonball" Adderly guest stars John Coltrane / Wynton Kelly / Paul Chambers
Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog
Barry mann self titled
Burt Bacharach Reach Out
Burt Bacharach & Friends
Burt Bacharach Futures
Burt Bacharach Make It Easy on Yourself
Burt Bacharach self titled
Bobby Brown Girl Next Door (Extended Version) 12" Single
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel (Extended Version) 12" Single
Bobby Brown My Prerogative (Extended Version) 12" Single
Michael Jackson Thriller
The Boys Dial My Heart - 12" Single