The Sales Power of In-Store Performances

Categories: Best Of

Curtis Mayfield

This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.

CD Source owner, Lance Price, saw a combination of new releases and classic albums creep toward the top. "Dawes, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Ghostface Killah, Flaming Lips and Phoenix are all releases that came out within the last few weeks," says Price. "But it's always fun to see an old-school album sneak into the top 20. This time the very influential Superfly soundtrack did that and it was our highest ranked non-RSD release. It's hard to beat Curtis Mayfield's voice and the rhythms of the title song, especially for Saturday-night listening."

Mark Church, sales associate at Good Records, says artists are still benefiting from in-store performances at Good Records, whether they are past performances or future. "Ishi takes the No. 1 spot with their new CD release Digital Wounds," Church says. "They played to a full house on the Astroturf here at Good Records and pleased the crowd with their show."

"Tom Keifer is seeing early benefits from his upcoming performance on Wednesday at 6pm here at Good Records," Church says. "Tom is the frontman from the band Cinderella and is celebrating the release of his solo album, The Way Life Goes, with a tour and will be making a stop on our Astroturf to do an acoustic set, then a signing for his fans."

CD Source:
1. R.E.M. - Live in Greensboro RSD EP - CD
2. Stooges/Black Keys Side by Side: No Fun - RSD 7-inch single
3. Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me - RSD LP
4. Rolling Stones - Five By Five - RSD 7-inch EP
5. Misfits/Lemonheads - Side By Side: Skulls RSD 7-inch single picture disc
6. Pornography - 7 Minutes In Heaven RSD 7-inch EP
7. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly soundtrack CD
8. Rob Zombie - Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown/ Teenage Nosferatu RSD 10-inch single
9. Elliott Smith - Alternate Versions From Either/Or RSD 7-inch
10. Band - Last Waltz RSD LP
11. Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah RSD (Black Friday 2012) 10-inch
12. Cake - Sheep Go To Heaven b/w Jesus Wrote A Blank Check RSD 7-inch single
13. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe b/w Stone Free RSD 7-inch single
14. Dawes - Stories Don't End CD
15. Ghostface Killa - Twelve Reasons to Die CD
16. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Mosquito CD
17. Flaming Lips - Terror CD
18. Phoenix - Bankrupt (Deluxe) CD
19. Cypress HIll - Black Sunday RSD LP
20. Dawes - Stories Don't End LP

Good Records:
1. Ishi - Digital Wounds CD (Instore Performance)
2. Toadies/Sarah Jaffe - Down By The Water 7-inch
3. The Knife - Shaking The Habit LP
4. Dawes - Stories Don't End CD
5. The O's - Thunderdog CD
6. Mikal Cronin - MCii LP
7. Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Ready To Die CD
8. Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes(Upcoming Instore Performance)
9. Flaming Lips - Terror CD
10.Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito LP
11. Phosphorescent - Muchacho CD
12. Mikal Cronin - MCii CD
13. Deadstring Brothers - Cannery Row CD
14. Kurt Vile - Wakin' On A Pretty Daze LP
15. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker LP
16. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You CD
17. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast CD
18. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid LP
19. James Blake - Overgrown LP
20. My Bloody Valentine - M B V LP

Bill's Records:
1. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
2. Mumford and Sons - Babel
3. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell, and Angels
4. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
5. Black Keys - El Camino
6. Avett Brothers - Carpenter
7. Hayes Carll - Flowers and Liquor
8. Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana
9. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
10. Ben Harper - By My Side

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