7 boxes of Brazilian records that we feared lost have been found and are now a Rappcats. So Joel Stones’ NYC record store Tropicalia in Furs will open again one more day in Los Angeles!
April 20 (Sat) 12-6 PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, L.A. CA 90042 (more…)
Prince Be & Pete Rock digging through the Boston Bob collection at Roosevelt Hotel Record Convetion, NY, 1990s – Photo by John Carraro
Ubiquity is coming to Rappcats on Saturday March 23 (Noon-6PM) for a sale of the “Boston” Bob Gibson record collection and choice picks from Ubiquity/Groove Merchant Records founder Michael McFadin’s personal collection.
This is the third year in a row we’ve presented this sale. Each year Ubiquity has selected only a fraction of the collection – whatever we can fit in the building. Following the popup sale on March 23, we will have Boston Bob ‘Grab Bags’ available online. (more…)
ON SALE: MUGGS X ETO – HELL’S ROOF
Unique cover, Rappcats exclusive limited to 150 copies. (more…)
Galt MacDermot, 1968. Photo by Larry Ellis.
Composer, pianist and arranger Galt MacDermot died at 4 AM Eastern Standard Time on December 17th, 2018, a day shy of his 90th birthday. While the cause of his death was undisclosed, he had been in failing health for some time. Here’s an essay on his life and influence by Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, who worked with MacDermot and his Kilmarnock label from the late-90s to the mid-2000s (more…)
Update: The shop was one-day-only, August 25, but we now have 2-LP Phil Ranelin Grab Bags available from Ranelin’s collection. Original story below … (more…)