Well, it appears it’s that time of the year again, folks. The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day 2015 is upon us. And with the master list of releases having just been published, we figured it’d only by right to provide you with a little guidance as you scour through shelves, bins and crates for the cream of the acetate crop. For the first installment of the 2015 RSD, we had choice selections, featuring first-ever pressings and reissues of gems from the catalogues of Blackstar, D’Angelo, J Dilla, Wu-Tang, Marvin Gaye, Sun Ra, Sly & The Family Stone and grip of others, spanning the gamut of hip-hop and r&b’s brightest and most cherished stars.
The day-after Thanksgiving installment will prove to be a proper follow-through, digging deep into electric blues with titles from Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, ascending to some intergalactic funk with joints from Starchild, The Isleys and Egyptian Lover, taking it back to some of hip-hop’s adolescent years with pressings from Eazy-E and Schoolly D and then setting course for Stankonia to touch down for a well-earned victory lap. There’s even a few pieces for the jazz cats of the world. Record Store Day is a high holiday ’round these parts. So here’s a little companion script for your travels. Skim through the pages to peep all that is in store for you, bragging rights and all. Hit the link to find the participating stores in your area.