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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Rahsaan Roland Kirk CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Rahsaan Roland Kirk albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Rahsaan Roland Kirk record collection, Rahsaan Roland Kirk CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Biography

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1936 - December 5, 1977) was a blind American jazz multi-instrumentalist. He was perhaps best known for his ability to play more than one saxophone at once.

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk Bio Continued

Kirk was born Ronald Theodore Kirk in Columbus, Ohio, but felt compelled by a dream to transpose two letters in his first name to make Roland. In 1970, Kirk added "Rahsaan" to his name.

Preferring to lead his own groups, Kirk rarely performed as a sideman, though he did record with arranger Quincy Jones, Roy Haynes and had especially notable stints with Charles Mingus. He played the lead flute and solo on Jones' Soul Bossa Nova, a song popularized in the Austin Powers films (Jones 1964; McLeod et al. 1997).

Rahsaan Roland Kirk Discography Updated January 2007
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Albums

Studio Rahsaan Roland Krik Vinyl & Rahsaan Roland Krik CDs

1960 Introducing Roland Kirk GRP
1961 Kirk's Work Prestige/OJC
1961 We Free Kings Mercury
1962 Domino Verve
1963 Reeds & Deeds Mercury
1964 Roland Kirk Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra Mercury
1964 Gifts and Messages Jazz House
1965 Slightly Latin Limelight
1965 Rip, Rig and Panic Japanese
1967 Funk Underneath Prestige
1967 Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Verve
1967 The Inflated Tear Rhino
1968 Left and Right Collectables
1969 Volunteered Slavery Collectables
1970 Rahsaan Rahsaan Collectables
1971 Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic
1971 Blacknuss Collectables
1972 A Meeting of the Times Atlantic
1972 I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz... Rhino
1973 Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle Collectables
1973 The Art of Rahsaan Roland Kirk Atlantic
1975 The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color Collectables
1975 The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man Warner
1976 Other Folks' Music Collectables
1976 Kirkatron Warner
1977 Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real Warner

Compilation Rahsaan Roland Krik Records and Rahsaan Roland Krik CD Releases

1956 Early Roots Get Back
1956 Triple Threat King
1956 Soulful Saxes Affinity
1961 Pre Rahsaan Prestige
1961 Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings Of... Mercury
1961 Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz Verve
1961 Does Your House Have Lions: The Rahsaan... Rhino
1963 Dog Years in the Fourth Ring 32 Jazz
1964 I Talk to the Spirits Verve
1965 Rip, Rig and Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry,... EmArcy
1968 Aces Back to Back 32 Jazz
1976 Simmer, Reduce, Garnish & Serve Warner
1990 Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings Of... Polygram
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 27 Polygram
1996 Sweet Fire Jazz Hour
1998 Standing Eight 32 Jazz
1999 Haunted Melodies Metropolitan
1999 Separate But Equal: The Case of the 3 Sided... 32 Jazz
1999 Meeting of the Times/Ornette! Collectables
1999 Left Hook, Right Cross 32 Jazz
2000 Les Incontournables Warner Jazz
2000 Third Dimension Bethlehem
2001 Roland Kirk's Finest Hour Verve
2002 The Man Who Cried Fire [Bonus Tracks] Hyena
2002 Inflated Tear [Bonus Track] Atlantic

Live Rahsaan Roland Krik Vinyl and Rahsaan Roland Krik CD's

1963 Kirk in Copenhagen Mercury
1965 Here Comes the Whistleman Atlantic
1970 Live in Paris, Vol. 1 France's
1970 Live in Paris, Vol. 2 France's
1973 Bright Moments Rhino
1973 The Man Who Cried Fire Sindrome
1976 Paris 1976 Royal Jazz
1976 Rahsaan Roland Kirk & His Vibration Society... Jeal
1996 Three for the Festival Le Jazz
2003 Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom Hyena
2005 Third Dimension & Beyond

Rahsaan Roland Krik Music CD Appearances

Eddie Baccus Feel Real (1962) Flute
Jaki Byard Jaki Byard Experience (1968) Clarinet, Percussion, Sax (Tenor), Whistle (Human), Manzello, Kirkbam
Dice Raw Reclaiming the Dead (2000) Musician
Von Freeman Doin' It Right Now (1972) Producer
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon (1962) Flute, Percussion, Sax (Tenor), Stritch, Manzello
Jazz Corps Jazz Corps Featuring Roland Kirk (1994) Flute, Mandolin, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Stritch, Performer
Quincy Jones Jazz 'Round Midnight: Quincy Jones (1958) Saxophone
Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits (1963) Saxophone
Quincy Jones Quincy Jones Explores the Music of (1964) Reeds
Quincy Jones Big Band Bossa Nova (1964) Flute
Quincy Jones Walking in Space (1969) Sax (Tenor), Woodwind
Quincy Jones and His... Pure Delight: The Essence of... (1995) Reeds, Sax (Tenor)
Quincy Jones Reel Quincy Jones (1999) Flute
Quincy Jones Quincy Jones' Finest Hour (2000) Flute
Quincy Jones Talkin' Verve (2001) Flute, Reeds
Quincy Jones Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy (2001) Flute, Sax (Alto), Stritch
Charles Mingus Thirteen Pictures: The Charles... (1952) Sax (Tenor)
Charles Mingus Passions of a Man: The Complete... (1956) Flute, Sax (Tenor), Reeds (Multiple), Stritch, Manzello, Siren
Charles Mingus Art of Charles Mingus (1956) Flute, Horn, Sax (Tenor)
Charles Mingus Tonight at Noon (1957) Saxophone, Reeds (Multiple)
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah (1961) Flute, Sax (Tenor), Reeds (Multiple), Stritch, Sirene, Manzello, Soloist, Siren
Charles Mingus Mingus at Carnegie Hall (1974) Sax (Tenor), Reeds (Multiple), Stritch
Charles Mingus Live at Carnegie Hall (1996) Sax (Tenor), Stritch
Charles Mingus Incontournables (2000) Sax (Tenor), Stritch, Soloist
Charles Mingus Ken Burns Jazz (2000) Sax (Tenor), Manzello
Charles Mingus Very Best of Charles Mingus (The... (2001) Flute, Sax (Tenor), Stritch, Manzello, Siren
Mocean Worker Enter the Mowo! (2004) Flute
Sonny Stitt Loose Walk (1994) Saxophone

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