It's going to be a very busy and very interesting fall, winter and forever here at Shake It HQ with the latest acquisition of a massive collection from the great Northeast in addition to some other local hauls we are still working our way through. Remember, we are ALWAYS looking for quality used Vinyl ( All formats ) CDs, cassettes, books. audio equipment memorabilia & more. See our buying guidelines just to the right here.

We issued a couple of Shake It releases for Black Friday. The first one is an expanded vinyl edition of Jeremy Pinnell's S/T CD. Second is the long awaited reissue of Wussy's Funeral Dress II on LP. We issued the CD version for RSD 2011 in an edition of 500 and it went immediately out of print.

We are ecstatic to welcome good bud Jeremy Pinnell to the Shake It Label Family as we help out with an expanded LP co-release with Sofaburn of his debut S/T CD. Jeremy grew up in Northern Kentucky just south of the Ohio River, where the towns are equal parts Southern hospitality, Northern attitude, and Midwestern charm. OH/KY tells the story of Jeremy's life, and it's a damn good story. It has all the things people love to read about. And most of all, it's a true story that's been recorded in the most honest way possible. The album was cut live over the course of three days in a recording studio located in the small river town of Covington, KY. The group of players on the album are The 55s, a honky tonk band out of The Queen City who lay the foundation so Jeremy's voice can shine and his story can come to life. We've added an additional LP of 8 tracks of stripped down, stark takes of just Jeremy, guitar and voice.

We are happy to have Wussy fan favorite Funeral Dress II back in print. It has been our most requested catalog item for repress! In December of 2010, Wussy convened on the couch of UltraSuede studios. John Curley set up a few mics and the band the played the record beginning to end. We tweaked a couple of drop-outs, but other than that it's how it was!

These will both be available online Saturday November 26th. Jeremy's LP will also be available through Sofaburn's site. good bud

Some recent additions to the the Shake It stable of stars..

Wussy's Forever Sounds CD, LP and "Dropping Houses" 7" (with non-LP B-Side)! The range of the band's brand of Midwestern psychedelia has expanded even more on their latest, as production has shifted to a more "ragged-around-the edges" approach. Still ever present is the band's great songwriting - awash in swirling layers of drone.

The Reduced have surfaced! The Reduced were an integral part of The NKY/SW Ohio Punk scene that centered around the Jockey Club in Newport. We've collected 8 tracks from their mid-80's sessions full of punked-out trash with rock n' roll swagger and attitude (a la NY Dolls). We are sending this one out to the late Billy Blank - frontman for The Reduced & booking agent for The Jockey Club - he impacted alot of us youngsters in the early 80's - for better or for worse!

The vinyl for Daniel Martin Moore's new release, Golden Age (which we co-released with Daniel's own imprint, Ol' Kentuck) is now available and shipping! The CD version is co-released by Ol' Kentuck and our good buds at Sofaburn. This time around, Mr. Moore has co-produced his latest with My Morning Jacket's Jim James. We are making available a limited number of combo packages of Stray Age (our 2008 vinyl release of Daniel's first LP) + the new release!

Having the Country Music Hall-of-Famer and Grand Ol' Opry Member Charlie Louvin stop in for an instore has always been one of the highlights of the shop.. But then getting to release it is an absolute blast! The CD has been out-of-print for a spell, so we are glad to have Charlie Louvin's Live at Shake It Records it back in print - this time on vinyl!

Copies of all these (and more!) are available online via the Shake It Mailorder Catalog.

Welcome to the online home to the Shake It Records storefront, label and mailorder. A lil' history…the Shake It Records Label was started by Jess Hirbe & Doc Kalmus in 1978 as a way to issue records from local no-goods - mainly The Customs. It sat dormant for most of the 1980's until it was revived to issue The Mortals "The One" 7' in 1993. Since then, the label's present owners have released (or will soon release) albums, CD's & 7"s from The Ass Ponys, Nomads, Hogscraper, Hasil Adkins, The Cowslingers, Tigerlilies, Long Gones, Thee Shams, Pearlene, Man or Astroman? Dalhart Imperials, Eric Kinsey & His Tip-Top Daddies, Crimson Sweet, Wussy, Dan Melchior, John Doe (1200 Hobos), Viva La Foxx, The Not, Glue, Customs, Mr. Dibbs, Greenhornes & more. Some titles remain in print & are available through the label page.

Along the way we began selling other music we liked via the label-related mailorder catalog that eventually evolved into a 1,000 square foot storefront in the Spring of 1999 in the neighborhood of Northside - just outside of downtown Cincinnati, one neighborhood over from the University of Cincinnati. On Sept, 11th 2001 we moved to our present 3,200+ square foot location just a block south of our original site. For a complete tour of our storefront please go to tour the store. If you happen to be passin' through Cincinnati, we are just a few minutes off of both the I-74 & I-75 highways. Click here for directions.

Our current store stocks over 25,000 titles on vinyl and 15,000 titles on compact disc. In addition, we have well-stocked used cd & lp selections. We carry some mainstream releases, but we specialize in independent labels from the obvious to the obscure - Chicago post-punk art-rock to Ethiopian boog-a-loo and all stops in between - rockabilly, vintage soul, r&b & blues, punk/hardcore, classic country & the best of the new breed, 60's garage & psych, reggae/dub/rocksteady & vintage ska, krautrock, creative hip-hop & electronica, tons of straight ahead rock n' roll & "alternative", plus vintage bop, cool & avant garde jazz, cult soundtracks, Afrobeat/funk, "difficult listening" and much more. We're introducing new releases and back catalog items every day, so there's always something new in the bins. It would be physically impossible for us to carry every title we would like, so we offer a special order program that gives us access to over 400,000 domestic & import titles at any one time in all genres and on all available formats. Many show up in a couple of days while others, like some imports & microscopic indies, are a bit trickier and take more time. In addition we also carry a related selection of over 1200 DVD's, 3,000 books and nearly 400 music & related culture magazines & fanzines. In addition we also stock an ever rotating selection of kubricks, be@rbricks, limited edition Japanese & Western vinyl figures from such designers as Michael Lau, Dalek, Kaws, Brothersfree and many others.

Our continued growth is due to our commitment to providing quality customer service, striving for the best selection of music in Cincinnati, our enthusiasm for the music we sell & its related culture and involvement in our community. We know our customers have choices when it comes to fulfilling their music needs and we appreciate the opportunity in trying to meet those needs.

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