Yep Roc Music Group is pleased to announce three Record Store Day 2017 titles, including Dolly Parton’s first recording on 45, a four-song EP from Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, and a Various Artists, House of Joy box set of Studio One singles.
All titles will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on Saturday, April 22, 2017. For a list of participating stores, please visit: www.recordstoreday.com.
Dolly Parton, “Puppy Love” and “Girl Left Alone”
(Yep Roc Records/Southern Folklife Collection)
Packaging: 45rpm / 7” vinyl
Originally released in 1959 by Gold Band Recordings, this is one of the earliest recordings to be released by Dolly Parton. In conjunction with Yep Roc’s newly announced partnership with Southern Folklife Collection, the re-release features packaging that is true to the original. The B-side includes “Girl Left Alone,” written by Parton, her Aunt Dorothy Jo Owens, and her Uncle Bill Owens
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Hard Travelin’ EP
(Yep Roc Records)
Packaging: 12” Vinyl / Transparent Red
Exclusively for Record Store Day 2017, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin continue their reunion with a four-song vinyl EP. The transparent red vinyl includes “Hard Travelin’” (Woody Guthrie), “Mean Ole Frisco” (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, “California Desert Blues” (Lane Hardin) and “Kansas City Blues” (Jim Jackson).
Various Artists: House of Joy
(Studio One/Yep Roc Music Group)
Packaging: 15×7 Box Set
House of Joy was the name used in Jamaica for the large wooden speakers that powered the early dancehalls. This box set contains 15 rare Studio One singles as well as a poster, booklet, 45 adapter, and a keychain. Compiled from the extensive Studio One catalog to honor the pioneering Jamaican soundman Clement Dodd, who started recording in the early 1950s, the box set features singles with the original labels. Check out this unboxing video.