Since we’re all a tight-knit music-lovin’ community, we created this segment so that some of our good friends who are doing good things in the industry of human happiness could share the records that they’ve been diggin’ on lately.
This edition of Grooves Shared comes from Black Gold Records’ co-owner and head record buyer, Jeff Ogiba. Jeff has been buying and selling records for nearly a decade. Originally from the suburbs of New Jersey, Ogiba had many collecting hobbies before getting caught up in records. With his love for music and collecting combined, he figured he might as well make a living off of the countless records he was beginning to encounter. The rest was history.
Black Gold opened in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn in the spring of 2010. Black Gold’s concept includes new and used record sales alongside a coffee bar. The bins are stocked with a large variety of music from indie to jazz, blues, rock, funk, soul, punk, metal and everything in-between. The walls are adorned with antiques with a focus on the occult that range from the Victorian era to the mid century. Nearly everything is for sale. The shop has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, press, and support. And this here editor digs it fully.
So let’s check out a few records that have been getting Jeff through the day:
Tenement – “Stupid Werld” from the album Napalm Dream
Guided By Voices – “Keep it Motion” from the album Class Clown Spots a UFO
Jackie Mittoo – “Armagideon Rock” 45
Superchunk – “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama cover), This Summer 45
Robbie Basho – “The Grail and The Lotus”