Vinyl Pairings

Pair your tea with vinyl for the full Craft Tea experience! Here are specific records that play well with their respective teas! Grab the pot, drop the needle, and experience high fidelity! To find out what we're spinning, follow the Craft Tea Twitter!

  Gabor Szabo    - Gabor Szabo 1969    (1969)  Pairs Well With:  Sauna Iguana  Further Listening:   Gabor Szabo Live   (1973);  The Sorcerer   (1967)

Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo 1969  (1969)
Pairs Well With: Sauna Iguana
Further Listening: Gabor Szabo Live (1973); The Sorcerer (1967)

  Willie Nelson –  Red Headed Stranger    (1975)  Pairs Well With:  Campsite Vagabond  Further Listening:   Shotgun Willie   (1975); Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real -  S/T   (2017)

Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger  (1975)
Pairs Well With: Campsite Vagabond
Further Listening: Shotgun Willie  (1975); Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - S/T  (2017)

  Booker T. Jones -  The Road from Memphis    (2011)  Pairs Well With:  Sore Before  Further Listening:  Booker T & the MG's -  Melting Pot   (1971) and  Greatest Hits   (1970)

Booker T. Jones - The Road from Memphis  (2011)
Pairs Well With: Sore Before
Further Listening: Booker T & the MG's - Melting Pot  (1971) and Greatest Hits  (1970)

  The Kinks -  Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire    (1969)  Pairs Well With:  Bummy Tummy  Further Listening:   Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One   (1970);  The Village Green Preservation Society   (1968)

The Kinks - Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire  (1969)
Pairs Well With: Bummy Tummy
Further Listening: Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970); The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)

  Fela Kuti and the Africa '70 with Ginger Baker -  Live    (1971)  Pairs Well With:  Kongo Bongo!  Further Listening:   Expensive Shit (1975); Zombie   (1977)

Fela Kuti and the Africa '70 with Ginger Baker - Live  (1971)
Pairs Well With: Kongo Bongo!
Further Listening: Expensive Shit (1975); Zombie  (1977)

  The Decemberists -  Picaresque    (2005)  Pairs Well With:  Invasion of the Red Pandas  Further Listening:   The Crane Wife   (2006) ;  Bright Eyes  - Cassadaga   (2007)

The Decemberists - Picaresque  (2005)
Pairs Well With: Invasion of the Red Pandas
Further Listening: The Crane Wife  (2006); Bright Eyes - Cassadaga  (2007)

  The Pentangle -  Sweet Child    (1968)  Pairs Well With:  Computer Eyes  Further Listening:   Basket of Light  (1969) ;  Bert Jansch & John Renbourn  - Bert & John  (1966)

The Pentangle - Sweet Child  (1968)
Pairs Well With: Computer Eyes
Further Listening: Basket of Light (1969); Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Bert & John (1966)

  Neil Young -  On the Beach    (1974)  Pairs Well With:  Mellow My Mind  Further Listening:   Live at Massey Hall 1971   (2007); Neil Young & Crazy Horse -  Sleeps With Angels   (1994)

Neil Young - On the Beach  (1974)
Pairs Well With: Mellow My Mind
Further Listening: Live at Massey Hall 1971  (2007); Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Sleeps With Angels  (1994)

  Talking Heads -  Stop Making Sense    (1984)  Pairs Well With:  Psycho Kitty  Further Listening:   Remain in Light   (1980); Brian Eno + David Byrne -  My Life in the Bush of Ghosts   (1981)

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense  (1984)
Pairs Well With: Psycho Kitty
Further Listening: Remain in Light  (1980); Brian Eno + David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)

  John Andrews & the Yawns -  Bad Posture    (2017)  Pairs Well With:  John's Yawn Jawn  Further Listening:   Bit By The Fang  (2015); Hand Habits -  Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)  (2017)

John Andrews & the Yawns - Bad Posture  (2017)
Pairs Well With: John's Yawn Jawn
Further Listening: Bit By The Fang (2015); Hand Habits - Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) (2017)

  Gravediggaz –  6 Feet Deep    (1994)  Pairs Well With:  Killah Bee Tea  Further Listening:  Wu-Tang Clan -  Wu-Tang Forever   (1997); Gza -  Liquid Swords   (1995)

Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep  (1994)
Pairs Well With: Killah Bee Tea
Further Listening: Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever (1997); Gza - Liquid Swords (1995)

 Grant Green -  Green is Beautiful  (1970)   Pairs Well With:   ???  Further Listening:   Idle Moments   (1965);  Nigeria   (1962)

Grant Green - Green is Beautiful  (1970)
Pairs Well With:  ???
Further Listening: Idle Moments  (1965); Nigeria  (1962)

  Courtney Barnett -  The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas    (2013)  Pairs Well With:  Don't Cramp My Style  Further Listening:  Jen Cloher -  S/T   (2017); Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile -  Lotta Sea Lice  (2017)

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas  (2013)
Pairs Well With: Don't Cramp My Style
Further Listening: Jen Cloher - S/T (2017); Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice (2017)

  Mulatu Astatke –  Mulatu of Ethiopia    (1972)  Pairs Well With:  Graffi-Tea  Further Listening:  Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics ‎–  Inspiration Information  (2009); William Onyeabor ‎–  Who Is William Onyeabor?  (2013)

Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu of Ethiopia  (1972)
Pairs Well With: Graffi-Tea
Further Listening: Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics ‎– Inspiration Information (2009); William Onyeabor ‎– Who Is William Onyeabor? (2013)

  Fripp & Eno -  Evening Star    (1975)  Pairs Well With:  Deep Sleep 9  Further Listening:  Michael Brook with Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois -  Hybrid   (1985); Tangerine Dream -  Stratosfear   (1976)

Fripp & Eno - Evening Star  (1975)
Pairs Well With: Deep Sleep 9
Further Listening: Michael Brook with Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois - Hybrid  (1985); Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear  (1976)

 Belle & Sebastian -  Dear Catastrophe Waitress  (2003)   Pairs Well With:   ???  Further Listening:   If You're Feeling Sinister   (1996);  Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant   (2000)

Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress  (2003)
Pairs Well With:  ???
Further Listening: If You're Feeling Sinister (1996); Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant (2000)

  Woods -  City Sun Eater in the River of Light    (2016)  Pairs Well With:  High Fideli-Tea  Further Listening:   Live At Pickathon  (2015);  Live at Third Man Records  (2016);  With Light and With Love  (2013)

Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light  (2016)
Pairs Well With: High Fideli-Tea
Further Listening: Live At Pickathon (2015); Live at Third Man Records (2016); With Light and With Love (2013)

  Menahan Street Band -  Make the Road By Walking    (2008)  Pairs Well With:  Strong Mint  Further Listening:  The Budos Band -  The Budos Band II  (2007); Charles Bradley -  No Time For Dreaming  (2011)

Menahan Street Band - Make the Road By Walking  (2008)
Pairs Well With: Strong Mint
Further Listening: The Budos Band - The Budos Band II (2007); Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (2011)

 David Axelrod -  Song of Innocence  (1968)   Pairs Well With:   ???   Further Listening:   Live at Royal Festival Hall   (2008); Dorothy Ashby -  Afro-Harping   (1968)

David Axelrod - Song of Innocence  (1968)
Pairs Well With: ???
Further Listening: Live at Royal Festival Hall  (2008); Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968)

 Aimee Mann -  Mental Illness  (2017)   Pairs Well With:   ???  Further Listening:   Lost in Space   (2002);  Magnolia - Music from the Motion Picture   (1999)

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness  (2017)
Pairs Well With:  ???
Further Listening: Lost in Space  (2002); Magnolia - Music from the Motion Picture  (1999)

  Can -  Tago Mago    (1971)  Pairs Well With:  Clean Energy  Further Listening:   Ege Bamyasi   (1972); Stephen Malkmus And Friends ‎–  Can's Ege Bamyasi   (2013)

Can - Tago Mago  (1971)
Pairs Well With: Clean Energy
Further Listening: Ege Bamyasi  (1972); Stephen Malkmus And Friends ‎– Can's Ege Bamyasi (2013)

  Ravi Shankar & André Previn ‎–    Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra   (1971)   Pairs Well With:  Class Cat  Further Listening:  Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin -  West Meets East  (1967); Vincent Bell -  Pop Goes The Electric Sitar  (1968)

Ravi Shankar & André Previn ‎– Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra  (1971)
Pairs Well With: Class Cat
Further Listening: Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin - West Meets East (1967); Vincent Bell - Pop Goes The Electric Sitar (1968)

 J.J. Cale -  Troubadour  (1976)   Pairs Well With:  ???  Further Listening:   Naturally  (1971);  Really   (1972)

J.J. Cale - Troubadour  (1976)
Pairs Well With: ???
Further Listening: Naturally (1971); Really  (1972)

 The Velvet Underground -  Loaded  (1970)   Pairs Well With:   ???  Further Listening:   The Velvet Underground  (1969); Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby  (1975)

The Velvet Underground - Loaded  (1970)
Pairs Well With:  ???
Further Listening: The Velvet Underground  (1969); Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby  (1975)

Hi-Fi? why try?

You can really feel the music with vinyl. Comparing a record to an mp3 is like comparing a high quality loose leaf tea to one that is low quality, bagged, and CTC. However, we live in the age of convienence, so if you're looking for an easy way to hear all these albums, please visit the Spotify playlist of Craft Tea Vinyl Pairings!

 Henry Pepperoni sniffing out what's next in the flipbin

Henry Pepperoni sniffing out what's next in the flipbin

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