Pitch Control: A Josey Records Podcast
3 lifelong record collectors wax poetic on new releases, classics and current events in the world of music. Tune in with Jeff Schroer, Luke Sardello & Wil Brooks as they banter with guests on the best (and worst) new & classic releases on vinyl and trade stories about a life spent in the ever evolving world of crate digging.
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Episode 1 – The Josey Records Story
Released Feb 15, 2017
Meet the crew and listen to the story of how Josey Records acquired the first major collection for the store. An intro to “crate digging”, Grammy’s talk & discussion of upcoming releases from Thundercat, King Gizzard, Depeche Mode & The Shins.
Episode 2 – Expensive Records
Released Mar 01, 2017
New music from King Gizzard, Thundercat, The Old 97s, Omar and more. The contribution and impact of Leon Ware. Our favorite uses of Clyde Stubblefield’s “Funky Drummer” and David Axelrod samples. The most expensive records we’ve ever bought or sold.
Episode 3 – Special Guest Rich Haupt
Released Mar 16, 2017
The Record Store Day lineup for Josey Dallas. Announcement of special Astronautalis release. Special guest Rich Haupt of Rockadelic Records joins the crew. Pricing records before the internet with Goldmine and Trouser Press. The Cold Sun album. Sample of Rockadelic catalog. The story of Junior & His Soulettes.
Special Guest DJ Baby G
Released Mar 30, 2017
The crew talks to the legendary DJ Baby G (1990 US DMC DJ Champ, 2AWK, Mad Flava, MC 900ft Jesus, K104. 103.3 KJMZ and HOT 93.3) about: roots in Texas KNON community radio how he got connected with IGP the controversy of the 1990 DMC US Finals and the birth of beat juggling plus his major label experience and his life now in Austin.
Episode 5 – #RSD17 Preview
Released Apr 13, 2017
Exclusive preview of Josey releases for Record Store Day 2017 from Astronautalis and the full Kansas City store EP feat. The Bad Ideas, The Whiffs, Faultfinder, Monta at Odds feat. Your Friend and Hermon Mehari. The crew also discusses the their most anticipated releases from the #RSD17 list.
Episode 6 – Special Guest Joel Salazar
Released Apr 27, 2017
Special Guest Joel Salazar (Fresh 45s and Too Fresh Productions) joins the crew to discuss Record Store Day 2017, the genesis of Fresh 45s Night, teaching a college level Hip Hop course, Kendrick Lamar’s new album and some of our favorite TV shows.
Episode 7 – The Music of Arthur Russell
Released May 18, 2017
Special guest Joshua Graham (Tuesday Night Record Club) stops by to take a deep dive into the artistry of Arthur Russell. The crew discusses the crazy influences on Russell’s career and how a kid from rural Iowa changed disco music. Full playlist and extra media available on Twitter @JRPitchControl
Episode 8 – New Math Records
Released May 25, 2017
JT Donaldson stops by to discuss the genesis of New Math Records and the New Math Fest. We listen to the music of label artists Norvis Junior, SPK, Swarvy and Pink Siifu and discuss many more that will be playing at Club Dada on Memorial Day.
Episode 9 – Summer Session
Released Jun 15, 2017
The guys talk Summer Playlists. They also share there music confessions. And, Wil and Luke battle it out in a “Beat Shazam” competition.
Episode 10 – The Art of Listening
Released Jun 29, 2017
What’s in Heavy Rotation amongst the crew? We discuss the music documentary The Art of Listening, the first ever TED Talk about crate digging and play a game of “Name that Genre”.
Episode 11 – Finish the Lyric
Released Jul 13, 2017
Now in Heavy Rotation: Au.Ra, Cold Beat, The Mulholland Free Clinic, Convextion, Sir Bumpin, JAY-Z, Shabazz Palaces, Drugdealer, Paul And The Tall Trees + Visible Cloaks. The crew discusses the new HBO mini-series The Defiant Ones and play Wil’s new game: “Finish the Lyric”.
Episode 12 – Vinyl Roadshow
Released Jul 27, 2017
Jeff “Skin” Wade joins the guys from Josey Records for the first “Vinyl Roadshow” Live at Josey Records. This episode is just like Antiques Roadshow on PBS except, you know, records instead of junk from grandma’s attic. And for a podcast instead of TV.
Episode 13 – Worst Wedding Songs
Released Aug 10, 2017
We discuss what’s in Heavy Rotation incl. Man Bartlett, Kool A.D, Amerigo Gazaway, Sufjan Stevens, Here We Go Magic, Standing on the Corner, Daniel Spaleniak, Q Lazzarus and Mike Huckaby. Plus: What are the best and worst wedding songs of all time? And we reprise our Tuesday Night Record Club appearance.