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Our host Sama catches DJ/Producer Al Lover before his 4-months Eurotour. The two talk music-business, creating art, and Rooky Ricardo’s Records. Stay tuned for a future episode with all this good stuff, but for now, Al reviews five must-have 45s, including one of Sama’s favorites, an OV Wright cut by the name of “Ace of Spade”.
- O.V. Wright - Ace Of Spades
- Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
- Johnny Thunder - I'm Alive
- The Dynamics - Misery
- Bettye LaVette - Let Me Down Easy
The photo of Al Lover used in the episode artwork was taken by Ryan Jones, the official photographer of The Vinyl Exam.
In 2012, Al Lover became the official DJ of Austin Psych Fest. Check out the Levitation Mixtapes to get a feel for his picks.
It’s "Better Know a Record Shop” time!
Our host Sama visits both locations of 1-2-3-4 Go Records, in San Francisco and in Oakland. He hangs out with Keith and a few new members of The Vinyl Exam family, picks up a couple of Ethiopian Funk/R&B albums, and plays Galaga for 25 cents. No 45s this time!
1-2-3-4 Go Records is many things in one: a record label, an online mail order business, a music venue, and a record shop. It opened in 2001 in Seattle, and moved to Oakland in 2003. Earlier this year they opened up a second, smaller shop in San Francisco. 1-2-3-4 Go partnered with Lost Weekend Video, a badass movie rental spot, on Valencia street. Both locations of 1-2-3-4 Go focus on punk, garage,
If you’re in the Bay Area, we recommend a quick stop at 1-2-3-4 Go. They’re open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 11am to 8pm. And if you’re looking for new releases, or if you’re a fan of punk, garage, or indie music, then you just might spend a full day there.
More info here: www.1234gorecords.com
Oakland location: 420 40th Street #5, Oakland CA 941609 [11-8pm]
San Francisco Location: 1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110 [11-10pm]
All photos by Ryan Jones.
DJ John Diaz reviews five of his favorite 45s. These are the records he would take on a deserted island:
- Barbara Mason - Bobby is My Baby
- Lee Williams and the Cymbals - I Love You More
- Willie Rodriguez Mr Guaguanco Orchestra - Boogaloo Hay
- Little Bob - I Got Loaded
- The Gaylettes - Silent River Runs Deep
Take a listen to this excellent all-vinyl mix by John: