It's going to be a very busy and very interesting fall, winter and forever here at Shake It World Headquarters with our acquisition of a massive collection from the great Northeast. You can read about it here.

We imported a nice chunk of Damnably's (UK) Wussy RSD release - a cover of Joy Division / New Order's "Ceremony" on the A.. and non-LP "Days & Hours" on the flip. Pressed in an edition of just 500 on gold wax and we are the only folks on this side of the pond with this so don't sleep!

The Reduced have surfaced! Look for our issue of the unreleased 12" EP from The Reduced entitled "Drastically Reduced". 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!

We thought it would be fun to team up with Betsy & Chuck over at Aurore Press & print off a limited run of The Stories For Shorty : A Collection of Recollections from The Jockey Club 1982-1988 . Folks have always complained about their copy getting stolen so maybe this will cure that ill. It's gonna be "a Helluva Thang" in the words of Billy Blank!

Future classics in 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 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! Click through to our mailorder page to order up the Golden Age LP or the 2 LP combo-pack.

Charlie Louvin's Live at Shake It Records LP is ready to go! Having the Country Music Hall-of-Famer and Grand Ol' Opry Member 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 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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