We’ve already told you about Egon’s pop up record shop at Rappcats – and the 25% discount on all orders from the Now-Again Webshop there on December 12th. Now you can hear some tunes he grabbed from the hundreds of records on sale, from USC folkies channeling Vashti Bunyan while covering Joan Baez to Zambian proto-punk to Italian library weird jazz to Northern Soul to Carribean disco. 40 minutes of fun!
Egon pop up record shop at Rappcats
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Noon – 5PM
5636 York Blvd,
Los Angeles CA 90042
On December 12th, Egon’s hosting a record store at Rappcats, selling records from his collection one-day only. Also available will be the entire Now-Again catalog – for a one day discount of 25% less than our normal retail. If you can’t make it to Highland Park, all online Now-Again orders from the Rappcats store placed on 12/12 will receive a 25% discount as well.
Egon is one third of Rappcats, alongside Madlib and Jeff Jank, and the Now-Again imprint is a large part of the store. He’s also regarded as one of the world’s most record-collecting elite, and was profiled in Dust and Grooves and Crate Diggers, as well as numerous documentaries. Expect a slew of records from the uber-rare to the cheap and essential at his Rappcats pop up. And if you miss this one, he plans to do these once a quarter in 2016, bringing out unique pieces each event.
It’s with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Bakersfield born and bred soul and blues guitarist and bandleader Luther Davis. Now-Again’s Egon first met Davis through collector Mike Vegh; in order to re-release Davis’ classic Lifetime Records single, Egon started Now-Again subsidiary Soul-Cal Records, in 2002. A decade later, the Soul-Cal anthology saw release, and Davis’ story was told for the first time.
Davis was a kind, humble soul who, while intrigued by the success his tiny, local release had gotten in the decades since it was lost in Bakersfield’s expanse, never lost faith in his ability as a songwriter and a bandleader. He lead many local ensembles and played various California blues festivals until his death, on October 28th 2015. RIP big Luther. We’ll miss you.
We announced JJ Whitefield’s latest project for Now-Again – Rodinia’s Drumside/Dreamside – in an earlier post. And, given that it’s really hard to put into words just why the project is so damn intriguing to us, we decided to put it into visual form. Check it out above and, if you’re into it, purchase it here, via our Rappcats webstore.