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NEW s T T E R VOLUME TWO, NUMBER ONE WINTER, 1993
BURGLARY JULY 26 STRIKES SMOKEY'S RECORDS
In the last minutes before the hour of 3 o'clock in the morning of July 26, 1993, Smokey's Records was rudely broken into by burglars using a sledgehammer on the front glass door. Their target: the vaunted reggae selection, which had previously been pilfered in exactly the same manner the previous summer. Within minutes, the thieves had bagged $5,000 worth of merchandise-all of the Reggae COs and cassettes, plus a good chunk of African COs. Small sections of Australian and Hawaiian music, victims of proximity to the reggae, were bagged as well and effectively ceased to exist. Oddly enough, the burglars grabbed a couple of handfuls of shop demos--mostly blues and folk music. It took the Salt Lake Police force over thirty minutes to respond to the call from the alarm company, much too late to do anything except to "log" the crime with an appropriate case number.
In the wake of this totally insensitive assault, we here at Smokey's Records were left to sift through the wreckage and try to put the pieces together for the second summer in a row.
To be sure, we maintain a good insurance policy to cover any losses, but the work involved in making such a massive insurance claim is colossal ... compiling complete lists of goods stolen for 1) the police, 2) the insurance company, and 3) for ourselves to begin the process of restocking the stolen merchandise. Filing a proof of loss claim with the insurance company comes next and then the arduous task of preparing orders to all distributors (half a dozen or so) and then placing the orders. Complications arise with trying to substitute for items out of stock, out of print, etc. Then, when the replacement goods start arriving, copies of all invoices need to be made and when complete, they need to be submitted to the insurance company with copies of invoices for door and glass repair, etc. Then, as the bills from the distributors come due, the next ordeal is sweating out the arrival of the insurance check. In our case, it came quickly once all our invoices were submitted, but a few
lagging back orders almost put us .in arrears with some of our distributors.
And as one might suspect, it appears that the thieves who crave the reggae music do so for the wrong reason: the ganja and the rebellion, and not for the peace, love, and brotherhood expressed by the artists in their music. When I discovered through a title inventory of the reggae stock in October that we had lost fifteen CDs of various reggae artists since re-stocking from the burglary in August, ostensibly by shoplifting, I said enough is enough. We pulled all the reggae stock off the floor and returned the bulk of it to our various distributors as fast as we could; and we won't ever stock it again, except that we will be happy to special order anything for our loyal customers.
The final postscript to this continuing episode of reggae heists comes in two parts: the first of which is the awareness that certain types of musics, groups, and artists seem to appeal to elements in our society who apparently lack any real conscience. My own conclusions from my observations point overwhelmingly towards adolescent, high school, and college boys and young men, although the young women of this same age group are not without suspicion. Threatened types of music include: heavy metal (I got rid of this one early on because of a near 50% shrinkage rate in the early '80s), some post modem groups-the Cure, Depeche Mode, and especially Jane's Addiction (this group is now special order only thanks to shoplifters); and of course, the Grateful Dead. Old deadheads are shocked that anybody steals the Dead, but the younger ones, those in it for the skulls and the like, but not the message, have no qualms. Our remedy in this case is to tack an extra dollar or two on to the cost of some Grateful Dead items to cover the shrinkage rate. We also find titles by the Doors, Pink Aoyd, and the Beatles disappear from time to time. Other categories of music are surprisingly immune to shoplifting shrinkage. Sure, we had a Wes Montgomery klepto empty all of his CDs once upon a time; ditto for Nanpi Griffif!t, and also for a few blues
titles, but nothing like the rock and reggae. The second part of the final postscript is
evident in the psychological blow caused by the burglary. With newly installed bars on our front door and windows, the punishment seems to have been inflicted upon us the victims and not upon the perpetrators of this crime. And on the surface, you will notice that we had to miss an issue of this newsletter. So even you, our loyal customers, missed something. And I don't even want to begin to describe what effect all this had on myself. Please don't get me starte<j. Now that I've described these various aspects of the burglary for all to read, I will hopefully have concluded the issue once and for all.
Cowboy Music Earns It s Place
Long overdue, we've finally yanked the classic cowboys, the buckaroo poets and the dynamic Texas singer-songwriters out of the folk and country western sections and given them recognition and their own space in this store. And with the recent release on Rhino of the landmark 4 CD box set, Songs of the West, and the latest batch of releases in the Warner western series, we at Smokey's Records proudly hail and introduce this new category as a welcome addition. It includes people like Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell, Sons of the Pioneers, Sons of the San Joaquin, plus Robert Earl Keen, Patsy Montana, Bob Wills and many more--it's refreshing, honest music; lots of good fun and toe-tapping. Check it out!
And, as a post-script, many thanks to the Western Folklife Center for involving us in their recent Voices West Concert here in Salt Lake City. Their upcoming events scheduled include the Tenth Anniversary Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 25-30, 1994 at Elko, Nevada (ticket info 1-800-748-4466)--and--the Second Cowboy Music Gathering, June 23-26, 1994 in Elko, Nevada. We should be handling tickets for this great event. Feel free to call us for further information here at Smokey's Records .
SMOKEY'S CORNER So goodbye reggae. I think most of
you will appreciate the fact that we are turning our energies towards expansion in categories of music which most of you enjoy. Our classical music section grows weekly; and at last we've got the beginnings of a basic opera selection, displayed, for the most part, in the front glass cabinet.
I'm excited about our growing classical music selection, but I'm mildly depressed that our jazz and blues selections are now so vast that we must · institute "stock rotation" of titles due to lack of space! But this rotation will continue to bring in new titles every week!
And on d!.e good news beat are the great reissues of the past few months. There is an overwhelmingly good blues series out now entitled Bluesmasters, already up to 15 volumes on Atlantic/ Rhino, not to mention all the great Savoy Jazz titles Denon of Japan has put out this year, with more scheduled for January. And aficionados of folk music will rejoice over the fact that Rounder has re-issued five Pierre Bensusan titles and_Rhino has done the same with the entire Kate Wolf catalog. Alas, so far Kate is only available on CD--release of her music on cassette has yet to happen. And yo1,1 might ge~ the feeling (fairly accurate) of a "bah-humbug" attitude to Christmas on my part. Actually, I like the ideal of Christmas .. .it's the hype I'm sick and tired of. So you will be spared the Christmas hype. Most of the new Christmas releases represent the same old "Deck the Halls" sort of schlock; but there are four titles, new this year, that I think deserve your attention, and I direct your attention to our little story about them elsewhere in this issue.
Published quarterly by Smokey's Records. Written by Smokey Koelsch, produced by Joe Stohel and distributed by Libbi Poppy stone. Copyright (c) 1993 by Smokey's Records. All rights reserved.
CHRISTMAS TIME -ONCE AGAIN Sure, most titles from last year are
available again this holiday season. I sort of feel that the music industry is going through sort of an overload of this sort of thing; and in our estimation, it's about time! For that reason, these four titles hold interest:
Windham Hill, Winter Solstice IV. Awash in a veritable sea of New Age Christmas overkill, Windham Hill still knows how to hold its head over the crowd. Recommended.
John Prine, A John Prine Christmas. This one will please all Prine fans, a unique offering which includes the ever popular "Silver Bells," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Christmas in Prison" and more. It also includes a duet with the Cowboy Junkies, "If You were the Woman and I was the Man," and a very special message from John himself. Only John Prine could do an album like this.
The Cambridge Singers directed by John Rutter, Christmas Day in the Morning. If you liked their previous
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Our best selling classical title.
An obvious choice for the Hall of Fame.
Christmas efforts, this is equally incredible. Over 78 minutes of beautiful choral Christmas, featuring baritone Stephen Varloe and the City of London Sinfonia.
Bruce Cockburn, Christmas. Acoustic accolades should be given to Bruce for his conceptual Christmas disc. He explores fully an alternative Christmas view which ranges from an archaic 16th century Spanish Christmas piece to his off-the-radio interpretation of the Swan Silvertone's version of "Go Tell It On The Mountain."
Smokey's Records HaD of Fame Returns
Years ago, when vinyl was still in vogue, we established a "Hall of Fame" section which included selections from every musical genre. The point of the Hall of Fame was to certify certain titles as "guaranteed classics." It was a great sales device, to be sure, for those who came in the store and" ... didn'tknow what to buy." It also made for some lively controversy and more than one polite argument over the inclusion or exclusion of certain artists' recoids.
The Hall of Fame disappeared years ago during the transition from LP to CD when the space was needed for inventory expansion into the new format. But it was a good idea--a fun idea, and we think it made Smokey's Records a more interesting place to shop. So, we are going to re-introduce the Hall of Fame and we are anxi<?US to receive your input as well--What albums do you think are classics? We welcome your suggestions and comments while we will reserve our own veto power.
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BETH MciNTOSH IN-STORE DECEMBER 4 Here's your chance to meet Beth
Mcintosh, the accomplished singer/songwriter from Jackson, Wyoming. Beth will be here as our guest at Smokey's Records on Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m. in the company of friends and fans to celebrate the release of her new album entitled Songline. We here at Smokey's Records would like to extend to you a warm invitation to join us
on this afternoon to meet Beth Mcintosh and pick up your own personalized copy of Songline.
And don't forget, Beth will also be performing in concert that same evening at the U. of U. Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here at Smokey's Records as well as at the other regular lAMA ticket outlets.
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Beth Mcintosh In-Store
December 4, 2 p.m. Autograph Party
for her New Release Songline at Smokey's Records
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