This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
Chelsea Light Moving takes the number one spot at Good Records and Atoms for Peace is still making headway at local record stores; however, a surprising amount of competition by classic artists was apparent in last week's top selling albums.
Mark Church, sales associate at Good Records, noticed an increase in sales with some of their late great albums. "So, this week a couple of deceased artists make up almost half the list many years after their passing," says Church. "I wonder how many current artists will be able to pull this off years from now."
Lance Price, CD Source owner, was also seeing a boost in sales with featured classic artists. "Hendrix - People Hell & Angels is a new album of twelve never before released studio recordings," says Price. "It includes work outside of the original Experience Trio with old friends and new ensembles. I've heard that the sound is very intimate like it's Jimi live in a room with two or three other guys. The sound quality is also supposed to be very good. It sold twice as much as our number two seller Alabama Shakes."
"Boz Scaggs has always been influenced by the Memphis R & B sound so his new album is very fitting," says Price. "It was recorded at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studio in Memphis and includes a number of legendary studio musicians, plus Ghostbuster Ray Parker Jr. on guitar. The album includes two originals and the rest covers. I really like his version of "Love On a Two Way Street". His Silk Degrees album is one of my all time favorites, and I saw him two years ago with Michael McDonald at Verizon. He is as good if not better than ever."
Good Records: 1. Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving LP 2. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse CD 3. Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse LP 4. Nick Drake - Pink Moon 180 Gram Vinyl LP 5. Men - New Moon LP 6. Atoms For Peace - Amok CD 7. Jimi Hendrix - People,Hell And Angels LP 8. Jimi Hendrix - People,Hell And Angels CD 9. Jimi Hendrix - Axis:Bold As Love Mono LP 10. Yo La Tengo - Fade LP
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Bill's Records: 1. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up! 2. Gary Clark Jr. - Blk & Blu 3. Mumford and Sons - Babel 4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact 5. Black Keys - El Camino 6. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls 7. Tame Impala - Lonerism 8. Avett Brothers - Carpenter 9. Mavericks - In Time 10. Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street
CD Source: 1. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels 2. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls 3. Howard Hewett - Very Best Of 4. Black Keys - El Camino 5. Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away 6. Mumford & Sons - Babel - Gentlemen of the Road Edition 7. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell- Old Yellow Moon 8. Mavericks - In Time 9. Bilal - Love Surrender 10. Boz Scaggs - Memphis 11. Atoms for Peace - Amok 12. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man (soundtrack) 13. UGK - Underground Kingz 14. They Might Be Giants - Nanobots 15. Beatles - Abbey Road LP (Original recording remastered) 16. Avett Brothers - Carpenter 17. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls LP 18. Rhye - Woman 19. Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane DVD 20. Son Volt - Honky Tonk
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