Big news – we just added hundreds of vinyl titles to the new arrivals!


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TK/Shout (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sublime sounds from the legendary TK Records family of labels – home to some of the coolest, grooviest music from Miami in the 70s – plus more grooves from other sources too! The package focuses on a style that was definitely TK's strongest suit at the time – their wonderful way ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Daptone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk)
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Monastic Trio
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A seminal set of work that follows a rich musical journey from South Africa to the London scene – a collection that traces the development of one of the most important jazz groups of their generation, an ensemble that had a tremendous impact at home, then became an even greater force in the ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Linear Labs, 2009. New Copy
All the great instrumental moments from Adrian Younge's score to Black Dynamite – the recent film that was an excellent throwback to the blacksploitation classics of the 70s! Younge's music here is spot-on – just the sort of sounds you might hear from a 70s action score by Johnny Pate ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Burnt Offering
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... CD (Deep Funk)
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White Goddess
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core ... CD (Now Sound)
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Inventions For Radio – The Dreams
Psychic Sounds, 1964. New Copy
One of the coolest compositions we've ever heard from Delia Derbyshire – a special set of electronic compositions based around dreams, with lots of tape work and electronics from Delia, plus loads of eerie recitations as well! Each track features someone describing a dream – at a level ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy 2CD
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to ... CD (Rock)
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Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Listen To My Harmonica
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Classic soundtrack selections from the Italian scene – all of which feature the harmonica of Franco De Gemini in the lead! Franco's the harmonica player you've heard on countless famous film scores from Italy – especially westerns – and this set brings together some great ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Tche Belew
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Tenue De Soiree
Philips/Music Box (France), 1986. New Copy
An overlooked Serge Gainsbourg soundtrack from the 80s – surprisingly well-done, and at a level that both reflects Serge's earlier styles and a much deeper ear for film scoring! There's a main theme that's delivered with this beautifully echoey piano line – sometimes playful, sometimes ... CD (French)
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Milton Nascimento (1969)
Odeon/RPM (UK), 1969. New Copy
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... CD (Brazil)
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Madhouse (with bonus tracks)
Midland/Big Break, 1976. New Copy
The Silver Convention groove is nicely opening up on this set – with an approach that actually seems a bit jazzier than the group's first two albums, bringing more of a focus on the keyboards of Silvester Levay – who's really the brainchild behind the whole group anyway! At some level, ... CD (Soul)
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Superfly (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A cool Cameroun combo from the 70s – one who ended up in Nigeria, and really picked up a heavy dose of Afro Funk too! The style here is really special – not just the usual Lagos-bred sounds of the time, but a unique hybrid of island elements and harder-riffing funk – served up ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling ... Book (Books)
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Tru Thoughts, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
Great sounds from a great label – a company we've trusted for groundbreaking music for many years – celebrating their 15th anniversary with this specially-priced 2CD set! The package offers up loads of key musical moments from the history of Tru Thoughts – and shows a great ... CD (New Grooves)
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DJ Rogers
Shelter/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy
Mindblowing music from the great DJ Rogers – his first record, and a rootsy album of spiritual soul, right up there with the best 70s work by artists like Donny Hathaway, Rance Allen, or Stevie Wonder! Like all of those giants, DJ's got a deeply soulful vocal style that's more than ... CD (Soul)
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Batman – Original Television Soundtrack
20th Century/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Holy Soundtracks! Of all the knock-off Batman albums from the 60s, this one's the only legit soundtrack to the Batman TV show – and it's way way better than any other piece of vinyl with the Batman logo at the time! The album is every bit as great as you might think – as it's got the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy 2CD
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel ... CD (Soul)
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Les Onze Mille Verges/Tarot
Music Box (France), 1973/1974. New Copy
A pair of wonderful soundtracks from the great Michel Colombier – and film music that's every bit as groovy as some of his backings for French singers at the time! First up is Les Onze Mille Verges – a great mix of the groovy and the romantic – and one of the best soundtracks ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Clube Da Esquina
Odeon/RPM (UK), 1972. New Copy
A landmark album – and one that Milton cut with his "corner club", an elite group of musicians and songwriters from the early days of his career – including greats like Lo Borges and Wagner Tiso. Borges is particularly fantastic, and shines on the massively beautiful cut ... CD (Brazil)
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Melody Lingers On
High Note, 2014. New Copy
Soulful sounds from legendary tenorist Houston Person – working here with a hip group that makes the album way more than just another batch of late nite ballads! Houston's tenor is well-rounded and laidback, but it's got some fresh company in a quintet that includes the vibes of Steve Nelson ... CD (Jazz)
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Soused
4AD, 2014. New Copy
Incredible work from Scott Walker – maybe the best album so far in his revival stretch of the last few decades – and a set that has even more depth and power than the previous albums! The album's a collaboration with Sunn0))) – who provide these dark textures and sonic patterns ... CD (Rock)
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Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Groundbreaking work from Roberto Gerhard – a composer born in Spain, but who created some amazing electronic sounds in the British scene of the 50s and 60s – easily some of the first and most important electronic music to come from the UK! Gerhard was a key member of the newly-formed ... LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound)
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Hot/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Definitely a set to make you hallucinate – as the grooves are quite groovy, but in a really trippy way! The album's a bit like the classic Psicodelico set by Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a mix of older samba modes and wigged-out 60s sounds – sometimes odd production, sometimes offbeat ... CD (Brazil)
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Mr Hood
Elektra/Traffic, 1994. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
Finally back on wax, and pressed up on double vinyl to boot! Pre-MF Doom/Metal Fingers, et al, classic from then-Zev Love X and DJ Sub Roc. The last chance before everybody had to be hardcore. Humor, knowledge and pure niceness, on par with the first De La album, though it never broke as huge. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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RCA, 2014. New Copy
Aretha Franklin has a really classic sort of look on the cover – which is quite fitting, as the album's maybe one of her most classic records in years! The album has Franklin taking on songs by other famous female singers, but reworking nearly all of them in a style that's all her own – ... CD (Soul)
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Fondle 'Em/Get On Down, 1996. New Copy (reissue)
High quality, still fresh-sounding underground hip from the mid 90s Fondle 'Em stable! Includes the "Dirty89tec9mix" of "The Sesson" and a 7" edit version of "Halloween". Classic! 7-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop)
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Oversoul Manual
Aum Fidelity, 2014. New Copy
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from Darius Jones – so much so that the record doesn't feature the instrumentalist at all – just his own ideas and compositions performed by a very unique vocal quartet! The album is dedicated to all the singers who've influenced Jones ... CD (Jazz)
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RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy
One of the most well-crafted Diana Ross records of the 80s – thanks to heavy production work from Gary Katz, who's best known for his classic run with Steely Dan! The music has a depth that goes past some of the more crossover modes of Diana's earlier records – warmer touches of jazz ... CD (Soul)
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EMI/Cleopatra, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The rhythms really take off in this late 70s burner from Can – a record that re-focuses their energy a bit from before, but with a blend of elements that's still more amazing than most of their contemporaries! The record intertwines heavy drums from Jaki Liebezeit with percussion from Reebop ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Warp, 2014. New Copy 4LP
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
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Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has ... CD (Soul)
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Smash/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
An excellent bit of Latin groove – one of our favorite crossover boogaloo sets from the 60s, and easily some of the greatest work ever by Jimmy Castor! And yes, this is the same Jimmy Castor who's known for his funk albums of the 70s – but back in the day, he was open-minded enough to ... CD (Soul)
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Universal Mind
Arc Light Editions (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure bit of spiritual jazz from the early 80s – recorded by a trio in Finland, but with a style that's much more in the mode of American work from the loft jazz scene of the 70s! The group's led by reedman Jone Takamaki, who plays tenor, bass clarinet, flute, and soprano sax – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Sonic Street Chicago
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy Gatefold
A pretty great solo performance from the legendary Thurston Moore – recorded at the Art Institute Of Chicago, as live accompaniment to the film Street, by James Nares – and maybe some of the most compelling sounds we've heard from Moore in awhile! The set features just solo electric ... CD (Rock)
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RCA/Big Break (UK), 1987. New Copy
A gem of a record from Anita Pointer – a set that really helps give her some sharp focus and direction, thanks to strong production work from Preston Glass! We love Preston's later records on his own – and here, he works a bit like Kashif during that singer's years as a studio force ... CD (Soul)
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Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy
One of the most spiritual, soulful albums ever from the great Charles Earland – a set that's almost his answer to the keyboard styles of Lonnie Liston Smith in the 70s – and done with a very spiritual vibe! We love Earland on Hammond – but here he also plays Fender Rhodes, ... CD (Jazz)
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RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel ... CD (Soul)
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Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Wilson Pickett at Fame Studios – an unbeatable mix that yields up one of his greatest albums ever! All the best elements of Pickett's strength at Atlantic Records are firmly in place here – hard, raw vocals at the front, supported by funky accompaniment from Fame Studios regulars, plus ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Candido Erotico
Beat (Italy), 1978. New Copy
Few folks could do a sexy soundtrack better than Nico Fidenco in the 70s – and this rare gem features the maestro opening up in some slightly different styles than you'll hear in his famous film scores for the Emannuelle films! The movie's got a few key themes, which are often done in ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Rats
Mississippi, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Rough-edged punk from The Rats – a power trio formed by guitarist/singer Fred Cole after earlier work in The Lollipop Shoppe, and before his better-known run in Dead Moon! The group have a sound that's somewhat unique – not as tight as LA punk of the time, with some of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Virgin/Mute, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet late 70s work from Can – working here at a level that's a cool compression of the group's earlier ideals, but with a style that's very true to their roots! Drums are still by Jaki Liebezeit, who has this great way of being loose and stiff at the same time – a bit of a flow that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Hot Shot (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Very groovy work from 5000 Volts – one of the first pop disco groups to come onto the 70s scene in the UK – and a quartet with the lovely Tina Charles in the lead! The style here is a bit like Charles' solo work – but more funky overall, and more electrified too – with ... CD (Soul)
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Polydor/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Some of the coolest music we've ever heard from Tomeka Reid – a soundtrack for a film based on the Chicago school of imagist painting in the 60s – nicely scored with music from the windy city itself! Reid composed the different selections on the soundtrack – most of which are ... CD (Jazz)
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Jaiyede Afro (with bonus CD)
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy
Although Phyllis Nelson is maybe best known to American audiences as a dancefloor artist, she really scored big overseas with this mid 80s album – a set that has Phyllis really reaching out to a much wider range of styles! The record's got a lean, clean style that puts plenty of focus on ... CD (Soul)
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Le Temoin (Il Testimone)
Music Box (France), 1978. New Copy
A groovy French-Italian co-production from the 70s – one that's scored with a very whimsical score by Piero Piccioni! The record's got more of an Italian comedy feel than French work of the time – from a disco-inspired vocal theme at the start, to some sweet slinky numbers in the ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy
Great early work from Billy Ocean – a smooth album of understated groovers, all done in a style that's nicely retrained, and which places a good focus on Billy's great vocals! Most of the record skips along in a warm mellow groove – never too over the top, and in a way that makes us ... CD (Soul)
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Calla/Fever Dream, 1971. New Copy
One of the best female harmony groups of the early 70s – even if they only ever cut this single album! The Fuzz have an open, earnest style that really takes us back to group soul of the decade before – yet they deliver their work with a bolder sort of sophistication that's definitely ... CD (Soul)
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Decca/Esoteric (UK), 1979. New Copy
A bit later than classic vintage for the UK jazz-rock scene – but a set that's right up there with the best of the early years, thanks to a flurry of keyboards from the great Neil Ardley! Neil's keys have more of a 70s feel than some of the 60s elements used before – heavy on Arp ... CD (Jazz)
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Gita Pon Yeik
Mississippi/Little Axe, 2014. New Copy
Beautiful sounds in a style we've never heard before – music played on the saung gauk, which is a special leaf-shaped Burmese harp – mixed with some light background percussion and ethereal vocals from Su Wai herself! The notes of the harp have this rhythmic way of progressing – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Water Wing, 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The title alone should be a giveaway to the politics of this legendary group – given that they named the record after the scene of Ted Kennedy's mysterious plunge! The rest of the record really lives up to that promise, too – with a yin/yang political approach that leaves no side ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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There It Is
Polydor (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since ... CD (Soul)
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Impulse/Resonance, 1966. New Copy 2CD
Lost genius from the great John Coltrane – a never-issued set, but one that's attained legendary status over the years – thanks to its placement in the Impulse Records vaults! The performance is amazing – filled with soul and spirit, and so much searching that at one famous point ... CD (Jazz)
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Dwitza/Tummy Touch, 2013. New Copy
Tremendous work from Ed Motta – a record that not only lives up to all the promise we've found in his music over the years – but which also goes way way beyond, and really knocks it out of the park! The title here is no lie, as Ed's a huge fan of AOR modes from the 70s – ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Brownswood (UK), 2014. New Copy
Sublime soulful sounds from Diggs Duke – one of the freshest artists we've heard in years – and one of the few who really live up to the cosmic promise of the Brownswood label! Duke's got this way of singing, speaking, and playing Fender Rhodes with a really righteous sort of vibe ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
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Trouble In Mind, Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy Gatefold
A much-needed collection of all the cool little extra bits from this extra-hip French duo – a group we've loved for their previous records on the Trouble In Mind label, and who really come through with this extra serving of goodies! The sound here is just what we love from the pair – ... CD (French)
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Beat (Italy), 1972. New Copy
Spaghetti western genius from one of the greats – done here in all the best styles that Bruno Nicolai learned while working with Ennio Morricone! This one's got it all – eerie passages with solo instruments like whistling or organ, more driving dramatic moments that have a twangy ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Louisiana Slim
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Sublime Hammond from the amazing Leon Spencer – heard here at the height of his younger years, when he was cooking up as much magic in the studio as Johnny Hammond or Charles Earland – and really stretching things out, in ways that take the jazz organ format much farther than the giants ... CD (Jazz)
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Action City
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy
Only the second album as a leader from altoist Kenny Shanker – and already a great leap forward! The record features all original material penned by Shanker – really wonderful tunes that bring a freshness to the album right from the get-go, and which hold up strongly throughout! ... CD (Jazz)
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Fire Eater
Prestige (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A monster – and one of the best jazz funk albums ever on Prestige! Rusty Bryant blows his top off on this one – taking his tenor stylings out of the more staid R&B mode of earlier years, working with some younger heavy funk jazz players to craft a brilliant album of long searing ... CD (Jazz)
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Memphis Jackson
Impulse (Japan), 1970. New Copy
One of the grooviest albums ever from the legendary Milt Jackson – an upbeat, almost funky set of soul jazz tracks – played with some great grooves on the bottom! Those trademark Jackson vibes are firmly in place, but the setting is quite different from the staid sounds of the MJQ ... CD (Jazz)
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Eternal Rhythm
MPS, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of Don Cherry's most hypnotic albums ever – a full album-length performance that features one of his first experiments with mixing jazz and global elements! The set was captured at the 1968 Berlin Jazz Festival – and mixes Cherry's amazing work on cornet, flute, and a myriad of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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8 Men & 4 Women
Back Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
An early high point in the career of OV Wright – the kind of "cut above" work that really got him noticed right away – a subtle blend of soul, blues, and more sophisticated styles – a bit like Bobby Blue Bland at his best, but sung in a much more sweetly soulful tone! ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Flats Fixed
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1998. New Copy Gatefold
The strings have it – in this sweet little set from bassists Peter Kowald and Kent Kessler, and the great Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello! The combination of instruments is wonderful – very free, but often quite tuneful nonetheless – as each player seems to glide between rhythm and ... CD (Jazz)
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People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy
Hypnotic sound library material from Italian composer Daniela Casa – some of her rarest work from the mid 70s – recorded in her home studio and never before released commercially! It's very compelling work, with a range of styles from minimalist soundtrack music, to fairly heavy psych, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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EMI/Beatball (Korea), 1970. New Copy
A beautiful score to this lesser-known Marcello Mastroianni film from 1970 – sublime sounds from the great Armando Trovajoli – done in a beautiful mix of electric keyboards, wordless vocals, and dreamy orchestrations! The set's got this warmly stepping groove that's really tremendous ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Cuneiform, 2014. New Copy
Rob Mazurek just keeps stunning us more and more over the years – growing way way past his earlier straight jazz roots, and even his key work in the Chicago underground – to a level where he's easily encompassing many different styles and genres at once – then finding a way to ... CD (Jazz)
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Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in ... CD (Soul)
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NoVisible Scars, 1985. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Schlocky rock from this great 80s horror film – in which a rock band gives their final performance on a hell-bound train! "Everybody But You" has a feel that's a bit post-Rocky Horror, but with more of an 80s flair overall – and the presentation here also features bits of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Rock)
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Indra/Granadilla (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest combos to hail from southeast Asia in the 70s – and a group who've gone onto become something of a legend in their homeland of Indonesia! AKA have a style that's plenty fuzzy, but also somewhat funky too – a hybrid of progressive modes of the period with the lead ... CD (Rock)
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1980
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A great one from Gil Scott-Heron – and another wonderful collaboration with Brian Jackson – who handled all the arrangements on this set, and gave the record that sweet jazzy sound that makes Gil's work from this time some of his best ever! There's loads of excellent electric piano ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Rockadrome/Lion, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A searingly sonic set from the Iowa scene of the 70s – a live recording by the little-known Truth & Janey group, and one that's filled with enough hard-wailing guitar to blow away bigger groups on both sides of the Atlantic! The vibe here is more 1969 than 1976 – power trio rock ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Highway Of The Blues
Audio Lab, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare King Records material from these two postwar blues greats – each of whom get a single side of the record! Sticks McGhee really shines on side one – with that playful, jazzy approach to blues that he used on his late 40s recordings for Atlantic – almost somewhere in the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Amy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
If this is the New Lee Dorsey – we forgot all about the old one! The album's one of Lee's best early records – a killer batch of soul tracks that struts out of the New Orleans scene with some amazingly jagged production from Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, very much in the best ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Silver Globe
Bird (UK), 2014. New Copy
Just one lady and her keyboards – all coming together in a really cosmic sound! Jane Weaver plays some great instruments here – Moog, Farfisa, Casio, vibes, tubular bells, and more – all in this layered, textured style that also accommodates her lyrics as one more piece of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... CD (Soul)
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Moving Target
Arista, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked gem from Gil Scott-Heron's classic years on Arista Records – recorded at a time when the singer and group were strongly working in a jazzy vein – even though Brian Jackson isn't part of the lineup! Gil learned plenty of lessons from his time with Jackson – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Sugar/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful grooves from the Italian scene of the late 60s – definitely one of the lesser-known soundtracks of the time, but work we'd rank right up there with the best by Piero Piccioni or Armando Trovajoli! There's a fair bit of trippy sounds on the record – from fuzzy guitar to ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... CD (Global Grooves)
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MPS/Show Up (Germany), 1978. New Copy
Really rare work from Dieter Reith – the 70s keyboard giant who was such a big part of the electric scene at the MPS label in Germany – stepping out here in an obscure soundtrack done for TV! Reith plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, and lots of other keyboards too – and works with his ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Epic/Beatball (Korea), 1972. New Copy
A wonderful little record from the 70s – not nearly the cosmic set you might imagine from the title, and instead a warmly-produced album that's in the best 70s smooth mellow style! These guys would fit nicely in a collection next to Crosby Stills & Nash or America – as they've got ... CD (Rock)
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Dubs Meet The Shells
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy
Two great groups, brought together here in this rare early LP for the Josie label – a stunning showcase to the mighty talents of each act, with a side of music apiece! The Dubs have a very spare, unfettered quality – vocals that hang in the air, and move forward with little or no ... CD (Soul)
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Ball Of Eyes (180 gram pressing)
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool little album from Placebo – arguably the group's most soulful session ever, and one that draws heavily from American funky jazz at the start of the 70s! The grooves are nice and tight, and keyboards are focused on the most soulful sort of riffs – not nearly as tripped out ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Thought Of You
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy
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A stunning debut from drummer Otis Brown III – a player you may know from his work with Esperanza Spaulding, Somi, Joe Lovano, and others – stepping forth here with a rich musical vision of his own! The set was co-produced with Derrick Hodge, of Robert Glasper's group – and ... CD (Jazz)
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Movin Easy
Society Hill/Essential, 2014. New Copy
Killer funk from Heavy Weather – a contemporary combo, but one who groove like it's 1982! The group have a tight ensemble approach that rivals that of The Gap Band, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun at their best – all instrumentation right on the money, with a sharp focus that hardly belies the ... CD (Soul)
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Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The coolest collection of Peruvian grooves we've ever seen – one that gets past some of the straighter psych and Latin moments to focus on the funkier grooves of the Lima scene! Most work here is late 60s/early 70s vintage – and although many of the groups are rooted in rock, they're ... CD (Global Grooves)
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RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy
Diana Ross really finds a way to remake her groove here – a sweet new sound that fits her revamped look in the Andy Warhol image on the cover! Although Ross could sparkle strongly during the disco years, the best cuts here are some of the more midtempo moments – nicely spaced out in ... CD (Soul)
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Untouched
Volt (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A really classic album from The Emotions – much harder and grittier than their earlier singles from Chicago, and quite different than their later sounds in the Earth Wind & Fire generation! The style here is almost funk – and definitely gets pretty close on a few cuts – ... CD (Soul)
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Capitol, 1992. New Copy (reissue)
Guru and Premier at peak level – and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the early 90s! Everything we love about classic Gang Starr is in full effect on Daily Operation – hard-hitting beats, dexterous jazz funk and soul samples, deft scratches and Guru's mic mastery out front. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Modern Art
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session ... CD (Jazz)
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Kernal Sound, 2014. New Copy
A rock record, at least from the vocal standpoint – but a set that's also got a very strong grounding in jazz – thanks to a lineup that includes Jason Adasewicz on vibes, Frank Rosaly on drums, and Jason Roebke on bass! Steve Dawson is in the lead on vocals – and has a raspy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Last Transmission
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Blue Goose, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare late recordings from the great Son House – a key figure in the early blues scene in the Mississippi Delta, but heard here during some at-home sessions recorded during his rediscovery in the 60s! House has lost none of his power over the years – and, if anything, the passage of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Gal (1969)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... CD (Brazil)
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Magic Touch
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a ... CD (Soul)
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RCA/FTG, 1987. New Copy 2CD
An overlooked gem from Diana Ross' 80s years – a record that's quite different than her Motown music of the 60s and 70s, but in a way that really shows the singer stepping out and trying something new! The album's maybe more soulful than some of Diana's previous albums – thanks to work ... CD (Soul)
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Columbia/CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy
An exceptional album from Bobby Womack's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) ... CD (Soul)
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Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy 4CD
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger ... CD (Gospel)
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Planes (180 gram pressing)
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant electronics from the German underground of the 70s – a small label release by a duo who work here in the same highly-processed mode as early Cluster – using lots of electronics alongside processed keyboards, guitar, and voice! Each track takes up a side of the record – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Loose Change (10 inch LP)
Truth & Soul, 2004/2014. New Copy
Not really loose change – but a set of super-tight tracks from the great El Michels Affair – all recorded around the sessions for their Sounding Out The City album, and appearing here for the first time ever! The set shows an even richer vibe than on that classic album – great ... LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk)
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Wah Wah (Spain), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare electronics from Mark Jenkins – a seminal figure on the UK scene, and someone who contributed his talents to artists like White Noise and Arthur Brown! The music here is all analogue, but it was oddly recorded at the start of the digital age – obscure early 80s sides that Jenkins ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Black Rhythm Revolution!
Prestige (Japan), 1971. New Copy
One of the first records ever as a leader from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – a set that was cut right at the same time Idris was burning up the kit on his classic jazz funk sessions with other Prestige label players! The groove here is tight, funky, and very much in the mode that Muhammad ... CD (Jazz)
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Jazz Guitar
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at ... CD (Jazz)
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Apiafo
Hot Casa (France), 2014. New Copy
A cool contemporary group with roots in Tojo – hotbed of African voodoo culture, which is a strong inspiration on their sound! The music takes an older style of voodoo chants, and fuses it onto a more funk-based approach – one that draws on inspirations from 70s west African funk, but ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Coisa Boa
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
A rich new chapter in the career of Moreno Veloso – a set that steps off strongly from his work with the +2 trio, but in ways that are even more personal and poetic than before! The shift is a bit like that time when Caetano Veloso took all his previous experiments and found a more intimate ... CD (Brazil)
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Texas Tenor
Sackville, 1978. New Copy
Texas tenor from the great Buddy Tate – heard here in a lesser-known session from the 70s – originally done for the indie Sackville label, and easily one of Tate's best recordings from the decade! Buddy's in a nice, loose, open sort of setting – a bit like that on his classic ... CD (Jazz)
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Pharoah & The Underground – Primitive Jupiter
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy
The legendary Pharoah Sanders joins the Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground – and the result is one of the most striking records in years from everyone involved! Pharoah blows with this really open, searching sort of tone – wonderfully concerned with sound texture at points, and not nearly ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Arista/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A great album from Bobby – different than his earlier albums for United Artists, but in a good way – one that revives his whole career, and takes his sound into a whole new direction! The album's got a smooth soul finish with some touches of synth funk – produced by Bobby and ... CD (Soul)
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Born Bad (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Really cool work from the far-flung French underground of the electro years – a quirky quartet who operated out of St Etienne, and hardly got the same sort of exposure as groups up in Paris! Yet Cha Cha Guitri have this really great sound that could have easily stood head and shoulders next ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Tears & Whispers
BBE (UK), 1984. New Copy
The cover might make the record look like a new age set, but the whole thing's a massive batch of keyboard-heavy grooves from the 80s underground – surprisingly soulful, in a blue-eyed sort of way – and infused with a warm electric glow! Dan Mastroianni is clearly inspired by the sound ... CD (Soul)
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Natural Information
Eremite, 2010. New Copy Gatefold
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the ... CD (Jazz)
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Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A great set from Bobby Womack's late 70s years at Columbia Records – one of our favorite records of this chapter in his career! Bobby's move to Columbia in the late 70s did a heck of a lot of good things to his music! At the label, he forged a strong mellow soul sound that still ... CD (Soul)
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Atlantic/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy
The first-ever set to bring together all of Barbara Lynn's records for Atlantic – including her full album, a host of rare singles, and even one previously unissued track! Lynn's a real standout in 60s soul music – a singer with a style that's as deep and personal as any of the best ... CD (Soul)
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Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy
Damn great stuff from the duo Klaus Johan Grobe – and even with just a couple of members, they're able to come across with a bass-heavy, forward-moving sound that's almost in the territory of Can! This group is more tuneful, and a bit more focused – with shorter tunes overall – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Donau So Blue
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1970. New Copy
One of the weirdest records we've ever heard from pianist Friedrich Gulda – an unusual session that supposedly features vocals from Albert Golowin, who the notes tell us is actually Gulda himself! The core instrumentation is a trio with Gulda on some of the bluest, most soulful piano we've ... CD (Jazz)
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People Moving
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Stellar reed work from Azar Lawrence – a player who's best known for his acoustic revival in recent years, but who could play with some excellent electric backings during the 70s! The set's less an electric funk outing than it is a spiritual jazz set, with keyboards and guitar in the mix ... CD (Jazz)
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Bacchus Archives/Dionysus, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Not the San Francisco Avengers, of punk rock fame – but a really cool group from the decade before, and from the southern part of California! These guys are heavy on guitars, and clearly were inspired by the surf instrumental combos – but the style here is also a bit more ambitious, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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It's My Thing
King, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky female soul! Marva Whitney was one of the greatest singers in the James Brown stable of stars during the late 60s – and she sang with a hard raw style worth of The Godfather himself! Brother James produced and wrote a good part of this classic album – and the record is one ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy
A wonderful recording of gwo ka – a style unique only to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe – but a mode that's also got very strong roots in Africa! The album's a contemporary recording, but it's got an instantly timeless feel – strong use of acoustic percussion instruments, ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Plectrumelectrum
Warner, 2014. New Copy
One of a pair of Prince records released on the same day – and this one that finds him in a lean, hard-hitting funk rock mode that we always love from him – and deservedly sharing credit with his 3rdeyegirl group. It's honestly a lot of fun to hear Prince having this much fun himself, ... CD (Soul)
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Mean Love
DFA, 2014. New Copy
The best yet from Sudan-born, Brooklyn-dwelling Sinkane – distilling a lot of diverse sonic influences into his own distinct soul! There's a lot going on here, inspiration wise – with modern synth-stoked twists on 70s Afrobeat influences, tropically-inflected R&B and lots of other ... CD (Neo Soul)
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You Won't Believe It
King James/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Sensational sounds from the Sensational Saints – an ultra-hip gospel group with a great ear for funk! The album grooves with the best style of funky gospel records on labels like Chess or Paula – and although the group is spiritual in nature, they've got a massively secular approach to ... LP, Vinyl record album (Gospel)
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Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind ... CD (Soul)
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Control This
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy
A sweet mix of soul, funk, and Jamaican styles – all put together by Shane "Sureshot" Hunt, who we've trusted for grooves for many years! The package draws on Shane's deep knowledge of old school roots – but it also reflects the cultural melting pot of San Francisco's ... CD (New Grooves)
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Nestor/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy Gatefold
Rare funky soul from Ghanaian disco diva Nana Love – the rare, appropriately-titled Full Of Funk record from 1979 – with dynamite vocals by Nana and featuring Ghana legend Harry Mosco and other incredible players in the studio band! Nana's voice is uniquely amazing – with a sweet ... CD (Soul)
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Gal Costa (1969)
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. ... CD (Brazil)
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Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy 2CD
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Make A Sound
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy
The Grits make a mighty sound here – one that's even deeper, harder, and funkier than their previous records – thanks to some especially sharp drums at the bottom! These guys have really rediscovered the power of a classic break – and use the drums to really get all the cuts ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Rip-roaring early 60s instrumentals by The Ventures – and rare, too – most of which have never been issued before! The Ventures have a way of trading in all the signature elements of the greatest sounds of the early 60s rock instrumental scenes, but really transcending it all, thanks ... CD (Rock)
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Cherry Red (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Victor (Japan), 2014. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of contemporary soul we've ever heard – a wonderful batch of work in a laidback, cosmic sort of vibe! The music here resonates strongly with the 70s vintage you'll find in most of the other Free Soul compilations – but it's all relatively recent, and ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Phase 2/Brand New Day
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1982/1983. New Copy
A pair of later albums from the great Ronnie Dyson – both of which show him moving strongly well into the 80s! The first set is a self-stated Phase 2 in Ronnie Dyson's career – one that has him moving with a bit more confidence than before, and nicely maturing into a sweet 80s sort of ... CD (Soul)
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Strata/180 Proof, 1975. New Copy
One of the more unusual records ever recorded for the Strata label in Detroit – a sweet soul track that mixes Latin lyrics with English harmonies – in a style we've never really heard before! The cut's way more New Jersey group soul than the usual spiritual jazz you'll know on Strata ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
An excellent overview of the second half of the short run of the Ric & Ron labels – tiny imprints from New Orleans in the early years of soul music, but a crucial force in the development of the Crescent City sound! The work here is mostly from the early 60s, and really shows New Orleans ... CD (Soul)
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Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Sam Dees was one of the greatest unsung talents in 70s soul music – an important writer, arranger, and general background talent who helped so many other singers hit the heights – but who hardly ever issued much work under his own name! Apart from key singles and an important album on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Goldwax/P-Vine (Japan), 1966. New Copy
An incredible bit of southern soul – one of two classic albums cut by James Carr for the Goldwax! At the time of release, this album virtually died in the racks – but thanks to the work of countless music writers over the past few decades, Carr has finally achieved legendary status in ... CD (Soul)
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Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
A really wonderfully-done collection of work from the legendary Sun Ra – put together by longtime musical partner Marshall Allen, and way way different than the typical mish-mash of tracks you'd find on some of the budget or public domain titles on the market! First off, the track selection ... CD (Jazz)
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Virgin/Mute, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Can's tuneful, yet oddly offbeat Flow Motion album – their most melodically straightforward batch of songs to this point, which throws fans for loop to this day – and we love it for that! Can was so fearlessly creative, so brilliant in their boundary-busting, genre-confounding way, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Baby Father
Greensleeves (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Top shelf early 80s dancehall from the mighty Linval Thompson! Recorded at Channel One with the Roots Radics backing him, with an all around deeper soul resonance than a lot of what was coming out in the early 80s nascent digital revolution period – with warm, emotionally resonant vocals by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae)
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Lion, 1968. New Copy
A great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the ... CD (Rock)
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Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated ... CD (Soul)
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Babylon (plus download)
Roaratorio, 2014. New Copy
The legendary Joe McPhee joins forces with this underground Turkish group – adding in his own tenor and pocket trumpet to their freewheeling blend of moogs, reeds, organ, guitar, bass, and drums! There's a fair bit of electric instrumentation in the mix – but all of it is played at a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Goldwax/P-Vine (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Sublime southern soul from one of the greats! James Carr is right up there with the best of the 60s – Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and others – but he never made it as big as them because of personal troubles and bad planning on the part of his label and management. ... CD (Soul)
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RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1967. New Copy
Amazing work from a young Chico Buarque – a record that seems to draw on all the best elements of 60s Brazilian pop, and forge them into a sound that's all its own! At one level, there's a post-bossa style of larger arrangements here that recalls the work of Edu Lobo – handled by ... CD (Brazil)
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Resonance, 1965. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Never-heard music from the great Charles Lloyd – two well-recorded live sets from the 60s, both with a very unusual group! The lineup has Lloyd on tenor, soprano, and flute, working with frequent partner Gabor Szabo on guitar – but the rest of the quartet also features Ron Carter on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Live In Lubljana
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Adam Lane's group is definitely working full throttle here – in a bold, soulful blend of horns that are given lots of direction by Lane's strong work on bass! The music often has this modal sort of vibe – building up a groove at the start, like some hip 70s ensemble on MPS – as ... CD (Jazz)
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Sire, 1987. New Copy (reissue)
A late 80s high point for Ice T – and a benchmark west coast solo rap classic! Ice T's persona has always been over the top, but he's also great at pointing out the harsh realities of life in a violent world, and he's in peak form on Rhyme Pays – with the classic "6 In The ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Link (aka Extrasensorial)
Dagored (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A rarer soundtrack by Ennio Morricone – done in the early 80s, but with a definitely reminiscient of some of his eerier grooves of the 70s! The Link (aka Extrasensorial) is a spooky little horror film – and one that's served up here in some equally dark instrumentation – but which ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Mark De Clive-Lowe Presents Church (with download)
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy 2LP
Mark De Clive-Lowe takes us to church – with a set that's easily his most soulful, spiritual record ever! The album's got a lot more acoustic elements than usual – plenty of jazz elements on tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion – mixed with Mark's own great Fender Rhodes and ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
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Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy
A stunning array of sounds from a very underground scene in the 60s – work from the surprising state of Arkansas, a place we never would have thought to turn for nuggets like these! The is a heady blend of guitar and garage modes – with styles that maybe echo some of the better Texas ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Kingston Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Wonderful work from the team of Dave and Ansell Collins – a key act in helping Jamaican music transition from rocksteady to reggae at the start of the 70s – and a duo who had a surprising impact in the US, thanks to their funky style of work! Ansell handles all the keyboards – ... CD (Reggae)
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs
That's not a baby floating in the water on the cover, and the set's not a batch of familiar Nirvana or Sub Pop sounds – but instead a very well-done collection that gets at the much deeper scene in the Pacific Northwest during the late 80s and early 90s! Make no mistake, there's still plenty ... CD (Rock)
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Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4 x 10 inch, cassett
LP...$198.99 209.98
A beautiful box set of classic and unreleased Dilla beats – with 4 X 10-inch EPs, the Lost Scrolls cassette with 4 previously unreleased beats, the King Of Beats commemorative booklet, and it comes in a hand-crafted box set, fabricated to look like a genuine, oft-used SP-1200 drum machine and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A younger singer, but one with a really solid mix of reggae and soul – an artist who might well be Jamaica's answer to Foster Sylvers or Michael Jackson! Junior's got a nicely sweet voice at this point in his career – one that glides soulfully over the album's smooth-stepping backings, ... CD (Soul)
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Parlophone, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 4CD
A sweet sweet collection of work from David Bowie – and a package that's heavy on rarities too – many of which only previously saw the light of day on bootlegs! The set's put together as an overview of Bowie's best years – but it's really more geared towards rabid fans like us ... CD (Rock)
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Equipe/Bomba (Japan), 1964/1965. New Copy
Killer early work from Eumir Deodato – all done in an organ-heavy groove that's quite similar to Walter Wanderley's best from the time! Deodato handled all the arrangements, and although his organ and piano are at the front of the mix, the group's nicely large too – with additional ... CD (Brazil)
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Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter ... CD (Soul)
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Soul To Soul
Afrasia, 2014. New Copy
We've loved Carmen Lundy since the very first time we heard her voice – and that love has only continued to grow over the decades, as she's given us a tremendous run of great records and wonderful music! This time around, Lundy's still strongly in the jazz side of the spectrum, but also ... CD (Vocalists)
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Reflection Eternal
Rawkus/Universal, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Brilliant early work from Talib Kweli – who pretty much cemented his repuation as one the greatest MCs of his generation around this time – and it's tight as ever! We thought Black Star never outta separate way back then, but onn this burning set of dope joints, we all found out Talib ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Too Hot To Stop
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players ... CD (Soul)
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No Record
Lion, 1968. New Copy
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... CD (Rock)
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Universal/Sam Records (France), 1955. New Copy (reissue)
Although Belgian in origin, tenorist Bobby Jaspar was a key part of the French jazz scene of the postwar years – and his playing on records like this also made him one of the standout jazz talents in Europe in the 50s! The set features extremely rare material by Jaspar – cut for ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Let This Melody Ring On
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy
Soaring soul from Carlos Garnett – one of the reedman's key 70s sides for the Muse Records label – work we'd rank right up there with the spiritual best of Gary Bartz or Norman Connors at the time! Like both of those contemporaries, Garnett's really reaching for something new in the ... CD (Jazz)
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Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy
Bassist Paul Brusger heads up this quartet, but the group's got strong contributions on all its four corners – tremendous baritone work from Gary Smulyan, who's becoming one of our favorite contemporary players on the instrument – plus soulful piano from Mike Ledonne, and just the right ... CD (Jazz)
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Luv N' Haight, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6LP
A stunning set of funky club tracks from Sheridan House Records – a later effort from Cali maestro Kent Harris – who'd previously given us some excellent soul singles in the 60s and 70s! The style here is less disco than it is an update of Harris' earlier soul music approach – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Kenya/Shout (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A very hip group from the 70s Philly scene – a jazz combo who've got a soulful swing and a wonderfully lyrical feel! The record has a bit of vocals, but really just added in as flavoring for the quartet's excellent instrumental interplay – a blend of tenor and flute with piano, bass, ... CD (Jazz)
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All Platinum/Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Funk, soul, and plenty more too – a massive batch of work from the legendary All Platinum label – the pre-hip hop chapter of the Sugar Hill Records scene! The work here nicely runs the gamut – as the set features lots of the great funk you'd find on All Platinum 45s, mixed with ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Blue Note, 2014. New Copy
A stunner of a set from Jason Moran – hardly the easy Fats Waller tribute you might guess from the title, and instead a sweet electric session that's filled with soul, and a quality that's a real change from some of Moran's other music! The record was co-produced by Meshelle Ndegeocello, who ... CD (Jazz)
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In The Red Room
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy
We haven't heard from Shaun Escoffery in years – but damn, it's really been worth the wait! This album really knocks it out of the park from the very first note – and pushes Shaun way way farther than his previous work, which we really loved a lot – into some kind of sublime ... CD (Neo Soul)
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BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Kev Beadle dips into his private collection, and comes up with a stunning batch of jazzy tracks in the process! The grooves here aren't as locked up as the cover might imply – because some of these cuts are ones the global scene has dug for years – but they're definitely the kind of ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Aventine, 2014. New Copy
The third volume of the great Vinyl Lives project from James Goss – a cat who was digging into the depths of vinyl collectors and fandom way before some of the more recent projects on the market! This time around, Goss still has lots of fresh territory to cover – with key features on ... Book (Books)
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Def Jam, Mid 80s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 6 LPs
LP...$129.99 149.98
One of the coolest looking box sets we've ever stocked! It's a massive overview of the first 3 decades of classic Def Jam – covering a lot of stylistic territory traveled by the hip hop empire founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin back in the day – with a loads benchmark material ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)

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