Next Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, vinyl lovers will line up outside their favorite independent record store to gobble up all the limited edition vinyl releases including newly printed LPs by Ziggy Marley, Rush, Willie Nelson, and Epiphone champion John Lee Hooker. If you decide to brave the crowds, be sure to also check out the new cd collection King of the Boogie, a terrific overview of Hooker's career from his first singles on Modern to his all-star collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Santana, and Van Morrison.  

And on December 1, Apple Records will release the Beatles Fan Club Christmas records in a special deluxe package. From 1963-1969, the Beatles prepared unique Christmas messages printed on flexi disc 45s which were distributed exclusively to their fan club members. The reissues will be printed on colored vinyl and will present each Christmas single with a reproduction of the original sleeve artwork along with a 16-page booklet with notes about the recordings and a reproduction of the Beatles Fan Club newsletter. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Check out the 1965 single which finds Paul, most likely playing his Epiphone Texan, leading the lads in a destructo version of "Yesterday."