A big ol' batch of new arrivals awaits!


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RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... CD (Soul)
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Cold World
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – with deeper raw soul roots than on their Daptone debut – but with all of the uplifting gospel soul spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show how relevant it is here and now – ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Complete Atco Recordings
Atco/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Beautiful soul vocals from Dee Dee Warwick – the entirety of her work for Atco – all of it recorded between 1970 and 1972! Dee Dee had a pretty successful run as a solo singer for Mercury before moving to Atco, to say nothing of her pedigree as a session singer over the years, hitting ... CD (Soul)
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Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... CD (Soul)
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Reliving The Moment – Live At The Keystone Korner
High Note, 1977/1978. New Copy
Cedar Walton and Freddie Hubbard – doing their thing in an incredible residency at San Francisco's Keystone Corner club, from December 29, 1977 to New Years Day, 1978 – as part of the Rahsaan Roland Kirk Memorial Jazz Festival! Walton is leading, and his piano is inspired and energetic ... CD (Jazz)
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Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy
One of Lenny's first solo records – rawer than later work, thanks probably to the fact that he produced the record with Chester Thompson – and it's wonderful stuff! Thompson plays organ and arp on the record, and gives many tracks a nice heavy funk sound that's similar to his and ... CD (Soul)
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Ode/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
The one and only album from Peggy Lipton – a singer best known for her work as an actress on TV's The Mod Squad – but a surprisingly great artist on record, too, thanks to some key help in the studio! The set's got an approach that can't miss – core rhythms put together by Hal ... CD (Rock)
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Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... CD (Jazz)
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Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy
Two massive records from Ray Barretto – both from a time when he was really opening up his groove! Eye Of The Beholder is a really wonderful album from Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem ... CD (Latin)
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Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1970. New Copy
A really sweet late effort from bluesy soul singer and sax player Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – his dawn of the 70s comeback! Cleanhead covered a whole lot of stylistic range in earlier years, from big band vocalist, to R&B shouter, to bebop era alto sax player – and he comfortably ... CD (Blues)
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Tappan Zee/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy
Early 80s Bob James back to back – two very big albums on a single CD! H has a cover that might be a bit gimmicky – with a giant image of a hot dog – but the album's actually one of the more sensitive outings from keyboardist Bob James at the time – a really refreshing ... CD (Jazz)
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El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
A wonderful blend of jazz and poetry – sometimes sung, sometimes spoken – and served up in a set of very hip UK albums from the early 60s! First up is Loguerhythms/Songs From The Establishment – a solo set by singer Annie Ross, done after she left the company of Jon Hendricks and ... CD (Vocalists)
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I Hope We Get To Love In Time (with bonus tracks)
ABC/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy
The first solo album from the team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – and a set that's arguably even more soulful than their work together in The 5th Dimension! The pair are lucky to have Groovesville soul maestro Don Davis at the helm – helping them hit a more mature, more ... CD (Soul)
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Real Gone/Decca, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A sweet anthology of the late 50s and early 60s exotica groovers Gene Rains recorded for Decca! As a group leader, he's got the sunny exotic island vibe down pat – even if he doesn't get the kind genre esteem as his more famous contemporaries Les Baxter and Martin Denny! The instrumentation ... CD (Now Sound)
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Early/Fever Dream, 1986. New Copy
The legendary mid 80s record by Marvin Sease, later to be slightly altered and re-released as his self-titled major label debut – but the version on the Early label has always been incredibly rare! Sease has roots in southern soul and gospel, but he's better remembered in some circles for ... CD (Soul)
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Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s. New Copy
A wonderful compilation the late 40s Modern recordings of piano player, singer and all around musical pioneer Hadda Brooks – with all the tracks from the original Queen Of The Boogie 78s package – and 18 additional tracks from the period! Hadda is a lovely singer, and the set has a ... CD (Vocalists)
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Universal, 1971. New Copy
Soulful southern rock at its absolute finest – and the Allman Brothers at their peak! The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings box set puts together performances from a legendary series of concerts the band played that year – originally serving as the source material for the classic At ... CD (Rock)
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Landspeed/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy
The underground classic from Non Phixion – in a box set that's billed as the "premium version", and they ain't kidding – it's loaded! Includes the original early 00s album on 2CDs – vocal version and instrumental versions. Also includes 3 X 7" singles – ... CD (Hip Hop)
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Shaft (colored vinyl)
Enterprise/Stax, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD
A jam-packed box set anthology of R&B-fueled English rockers The Artwoods – named for singer Arthur Wood, the older brother of Faces/Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood – and recorded a slew of killer singles and tore up the live scene in the mid 60s! The set has 3CD – Disc ... CD (Rock)
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4, 5 & 6
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)
An unusual title, but one that refers to Jackie McLean in quartet, quintet, and sextet formation – a growing lineup that develops along the course of the record, as new players are added into the mix with a casual, almost blowing session approach! The set begins with Jackie's alto set out in ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Philips/Polysom (Brazil), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing stuff! Jorge Ben never made a bad record in the 60s – and this is one of his best! The album's filled with tight jaunty numbers that mix big band samba arrangements with quickly strummed guitar, and Jorge's wonderfully raw vocals – all classic stuff for Jorge, but a style that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
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49th Parallel
Lion, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Lost pop psychedelia from the Canadian scene – with groovy arrangements that recall Nilsson, Donovan and the sunshine glory of the Association – plus some of the more driving efforts of groups like Love! Most of the tunes are as catchy as all get out – with swirling organs, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1968. New Copy
One of the greatest soundtracks of the 60s – and a crowning moment of international fame for French composer Michel Legrand! Legrand already had plenty of records under his belt by the time he scored this great film – a heist movie with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway – and he ... CD (Soundtracks)
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2 Tone/Parlophone, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
2 Tone scene trailblazers and UK ska revival trailblazers The Specials – recorded in May of 1979, at point when the group had been at it for a couple years, but really starting to hit their stride! The 2 Tone label was just getting of the ground in '79, and this great little live set wasn't ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Screamin' The Blues
New Jazz/Prestige, 1960. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most open-ended and laidback records ever from Oliver Nelson – a set that gets away from the tighter arrangements of other albums, and really lets you concentrate on his saxophone work! The album's got a really wonderful feel throughout – easygoing and soulful, with work by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Cactus Album
Def Jam, 1989. New Copy (reissue)
A late 80s masterpiece for Def Jam by MC Serch and Sinister Pete Nice – mixing funny, yet bitingly satirical rhymes, densely-layered, sample-heavy production and at least a couple unforgettable classic tracks. Those include the indisputable Bomb Squad-produced "Steppin To The A.M." ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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One Eye Open (plus bonus tracks)
Dynamo/Fever Dream, 1969/1972. New Copy
An excellent bit of party funk – and a real precursor to musical party records of the 70s! Harmon Bethea is the "Mask Man", and he's working here with his Agents – a very popular live act at the time, with a mixture of raunchy grooves and blue humor, ala Doug Clark & The ... CD (Soul)
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Story Of Lenis Guess
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings ... CD (Soul)
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Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3CD
A amazing look at the British indie scene during one of its greatest stretches – the mid 80s period when it seemed like new labels and new bands were springing up every week! The 2CD set takes its name from the influential C86 collection put together by NME at the time to showcase some of ... CD (Rock)
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Real Gone, 1973. New Copy
Cass Elliott's charming Don't Call Me Mama Anymore – her last album, and it's a live one, recorded at Mister Kelly's nightclub in Chicago! Cass's legacy will always be the sunshine pop harmonies of The Mamas & Papas – but on her own, she's got a sweet kinda cabaret act going that's ... CD (Rock)
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Rising Son
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A rising sun from the Jose James side of the universe – trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, stepping out here in a wonderful debut for Blue Note! You've heard Kuroda play with Jose James over the years, but he comes up with a rich new groove here on his own – a mostly-instrumental mode that has ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Epic/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy
Cosmic fusion from David Sancious – one of his headphone-popping albums for Columbia from the 70s! The record has a really outerspace kind of approach – long tracks that build and layer sound, mostly electric instrumentation, with lots of keyboards, guitars, and percussion. He's again ... CD (Jazz)
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Psicodelico 1966 to 1975
Groovie (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare psych and otherwise trippy rock from Sergio Augusto Bustamente – aka Serguei – recordings made for Polydor Brazil and smaller labels from the mid 60s to mid 70s! Like a lot of our favorite global psych era rock, the freaky elements are balanced nicely with solid production values ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
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2 Tone/Parlophone, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
As great of a 2 Tone Records retrospective you could ever hope for – with all those brilliant late 70s and early 80s ska revival classics by The Specials/Special AKA, The Selecter, Madness, The Beat, Body Snatchers, Rico and more! It was a special era of UK music for sure, with a healthy 2 ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Legendary work from Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums, and still one of his greatest! The record is amazing – a sublime blend of soulful vocals, baroque orchestrations, and just the right amount of jazzy touches – handled in a way that forever proclaimed Milton as one ... CD (Brazil)
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Super Black Blues
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy
A great little set from T-Bone – recorded at the end of the 60s, with a lineup that includes other blues musicians like Joe Turner, Otis Spann, and George Harmonica Smith, plus jazz funk players like Paul Humphrey and Ernie Watts! The vibe is very laidback – and most tracks on the ... CD (Blues)
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Flashback (UK), 2014. New Copy
A massive issue of Flashback – the great, oversized, full color print ode to psychedelia, and psych-rooted prog, jazz, folk, blues and beyond – more book than magazine, and they dig deep! It's got a cover feature on mid-to-late 60s English psych pop legends Blossom Toes – plus a ... Magazine (Magazines)
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Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
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Vee Jay/Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Come Back To Me Love
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
Lovely late work from Freda Payne! Come Back To Me Love is a bit of a throwback to her jazzier 60s years – with a mix of larger scale swing oriented tunes, and more intimate strings and piano backed ballads. It's a welcome move! The album is a win on all fronts. Her voice remains ... CD (Vocalists)
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Teasin'
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy
The first album as a leader by guitarist Cornell Dupree – but one that was recorded after years of jazz, soul, and rock session and sideman work during the 60s and 70s! It's great to finally hear Cornell get out in front of the mix – hitting those lean, stretched-out lines that always ... CD (Jazz)
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Brazil LXIX
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Excellent work from Os Tres Brasileiros – better known in Brazil as Os Tres Morais! The group, like many, were a Brazilian ensemble who recorded in America under a different name – one that might be more "catchy" for the American audiences – but apart from that shift, ... CD (Brazil)
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Rare early work from the great Marcos Valle – and one of his first-ever albums! The record's very much in a moody bossa mode, and the orchestrations are wonderful – light, but never sleepy – really done with that unique new bent that Brazilian artists were using at the time, best ... CD (Brazil)
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Think About It
Chimneyville/Atco (Japan), 1973. New Copy
An excellent album from King Floyd – possibly his best, and proof that the harder side of southern soul sound was still alive and well in the 70s! The record was one of the first few big ones to come out of the Malaco studios in Jackson – which would soon become one of the biggest hubs ... CD (Soul)
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Nara Leao (1968)
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Pure genius – a lost Nara Leao album from the late 60s, and a key piece in the puzzle of late 60s Tropicalia – a set we'd place right next to equally important records by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes! Although Leao always gets cited as one of the more revolutionary ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit ... CD (Brazil)
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Milton Nascimento (1969)
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 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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Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
A pair classic jazzy tunes, interpreted by modern master Nicola Conte! "Sandalia Dela" is a brilliant take on the classic Brazilian number, probably most famous for the version sung by Flora Purim. Conte is faithful to that classic groove, but he definitely brings some fresh life to ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Sofrito (UK), 1982/1986. New Copy
Sofrito takes on Malian grooves from the early-to-mid 80s – Mpese Mpese Band's "Mpese Theme" remixed by DrumTalk – plus a Sofrito edit of Canadoes Dance Band's "Fine Woman" on the flipside! "Mpese Theme" is drum heavy track – with the hypnotic hand ... 12-inch, Vinyl record (Global Grooves)
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Minas (with bonus tracks)
EMI (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – ... CD (Brazil)
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Legacy
Polar, 2014. New Copy
Jazzy hip hop producer/rhymer and longtime under-appreciated uber-talent J Rawls delivers what's billed as his final album as a solo emcee – and to underline the point, it's called The Legacy – focusing squarely on rhymes and lyrics and letting top notch producers handle the beats! It's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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India
Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... CD (Brazil)
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Arashi
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy
Akira Sakata is a player who's never been known to hold back – but he sounds especially powerful here in the company of Paal Nilssen Love on drums and Johan Berthling on bass – two younger players who seem to inspire Sakata to a sort of frenzied height that we haven't heard this ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Depois Do Carnaval
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A great early album of bossa work from the legendary Carlos Lyra – caught here at his youthful prime, and working with sublime arrangements from Luiz Eca! The record's easily one of Lyra's best from the early years – and Eca's group the Tamba Trio guest star on a few tunes – ... CD (Brazil)
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Onde E Quando
Philips (Japan), 1989. New Copy
One of Nara Leao's later bossa gems – done in a real return to basics, and with some great help here from Roberto Menescal! Roberto arranged, produced, and plays guitar in the small combo backing Nara's vocals – and the sound is a strong precursor to the huge wave of bossa revival ... CD (Brazil)
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Enterprise/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Avanco
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on ... CD (Brazil)
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Semi Automatic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
This great series just keeps getting better and better – and continues to move strongly past any simple conceptions you might have about the sound of western film scores in the 60s! Most of the material here is of Italian origin – scored during the glory days of the spaghetti western ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura (aka Cold Eyes Of Fear)
Dagored (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A dark and extremely avant garde soundtrack from the great Ennio Morricone – one that's done in collaboration with his own Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an ensemble with roots in film scoring, but expressions that are more in the mode of 20th century avant! The music is a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Philips (Japan), 1959/1961. New Copy
2 of the earliest albums ever from bossa genius Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! The first album, Bossa Nova, definitely lives up to its title – as it features Lyra's wonderful original compositions wrapped around a set of orchestrations that are lightly breezy, and which dance ... CD (Brazil)
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Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2CDs
The full length debut of Madlib as the Rock Konducta is a doozy – and 'Lib sounds as distinctly mad as ever – utilizing prog and psych samples, along with his usual bottomless reserve of funky building blocks, to craft one of his finest hip hop instrumentals sets in quite a while! The ... CD (Hip Hop)
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Cantar
Philips (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A real moment of beauty from Gal Costa in the 70s – a set that moves away from her more experimental music of the Tropicalia generation, and yields a more personal approach overall – one that's quite similar to the best from Caetano Veloso at the time! As with Caetano during this shift ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. ... CD (Brazil)
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Sentiments
Storyville/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1971. New Copy
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... CD (Jazz)
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Apresentando Rosinha De Valenca
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy
The first album by Brazilian guitarist Rosinha Da Valencia – and a beautiful one at that! The record features Rosinha playing solo guitar with percussion backing, very much in the style of Baden Powell's early work, especially his own albums for the Elenco label – and as the set ... CD (Brazil)
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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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Patterson Singers
Atco (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Wonderful work by The Patterson Singers – a group who were rooted in gospel, but ring out with plenty of soul – in a mixture of spiritual and secular styles that matches the best work of The Staple Singers or Sweet Inspirations! The Pattersons are a lot like the latter – all ... CD (Soul)
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Philips (Japan), 1965. New Copy
One of the most legendary groups from the bossa era in Brazil – a combo of incredible players, working with sublime arrangements by Eumir Deodato – all in a sound that hardly been matched again! The group only ever recorded two albums, but they've had a lasting impact on the sound of ... CD (Brazil)
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Underground (with bonus CD)
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Joyce (1968)
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and ... CD (Brazil)
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Cantiga De Longe
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Incredible work by Edu Lobo – a watershed album that marked a whole new period of musical expression – not just for Lobo, but Brazil as well! The album picks up a post-bossa sound and moves it into the realm of baroque grooving – using complicated vocals and light guitar next to ... CD (Brazil)
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Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Stunning early work by the great Marcos Valle – a dreamy bit of bossa that virtually defines the genre! The album's one of the first to feature Marcos as a singer – a showcase for his work as a "cantor" after his reputation had been building as a composer – and the ... CD (Brazil)
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Rejoice/Together
Cadillac (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs
A pair of albums from the legendary Johnny Dyani – packaged here in one great little set! Rejoice features searing live work from Johnny Dyani – a set that has the bassist opening up strongly in a trio with Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Okey Temiz on drums and percussion! Feza sounds ... CD (Jazz)
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Elis (1974)
Polygram/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique ... CD (Brazil)
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Conjunto Sambacana Vol 3
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A really groovy vocal treat – and excellent work from this fab late 60s Brazilian group! Conjunto Sambacana sing in a mixed male/female style that stands with the best of the late 60s Brazilian harmony acts – a strange blend of bossa roots, American pop, and some of the beautifully ... CD (Brazil)
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Doris Monteiro (1964)
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Early work from Doris Monteiro – a set that's much more bossa-oriented than some of her later work – and recorded in the brilliant style of the Elenco label, with backings by Hammond genius Walter Wanderley! The record's got a light lively style – with Walter's organ grooving in ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
An album of pure genius – easily one of the greatest Brazilian albums ever, and a landmark set from the Tropicalia years! There's a brilliance here that's hard to describe accurately – quite possibly because the young Caetano Veloso is experimenting with so many new ideas, the album ... CD (Brazil)
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Viva Voz
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A sweet groover from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this harmony group – a male/female sextet that mixes warm vocals with lively samba rhythms! The approach is fantastic, and unique – different than the breezier feel of bossa nova harmony groups, and with some ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... CD (Brazil)
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Forma/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
One of the rare treasures from the legendary Forma label – a set of vocals and compositions by singer Chico Feitosa, set to sophisticated arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves, and produced to perfection by the amazing Roberto Quartin! There's a style here that's even a cut above similar work ... CD (Brazil)
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Philips (Japan), 1977. New Copy
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base – a more grooving approach than usual – which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong vocals! There's some slight post-Tropicalia touches at time – a ... CD (Brazil)
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Philips/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy
A fantastic live set from Caetano Veloso – done in a very spare style, like some of his best work of the time! The album's a great return to basics after use of a rock band on some of Veloso's previous records – and features just Caetano's magical vocals with solo guitar backing – ... CD (Brazil)
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Fantastic early work from Tania Maria! This record is one of her first – and it's a beautiful batch of bossa and jazzy tracks, with larger orchestrations by Geraldo Vespar, and lots of nice organ and keyboard work. Maria's voice is very nice, and without the polish of later recordings ... CD (Brazil)
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Having A Party
Blue Thumb/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy
The name may be a bit hokey, but this is one heck of a great little record – every bit as sly and funky as work on the group's excellent Steppin album! The man to thank here is Sonny Burke – who handled arrangement and direction of the backings – and who brings in plenty of heavy ... CD (Soul)
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Festa Dos Deuses
Philips (Japan), 1992. New Copy
A later album by Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal – but a set that crackles with all the fire and imagination of his classic recordings! The mood here takes us back to Slaves Mass or A Musica Livre – a mad mix of catchy rhythms, tight jazzy solos, and an insane approach to arrangement ... CD (Brazil)
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Disco De Hoy, 2014. New Copy
A great look at the range of excellent salsa that's been burning in the global underground over the past few years – played by a generation of groups who are really getting back to basics – and making the kind of music that first burst forth from the New York and Puerto Rican scenes in ... CD (Latin)
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A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy
The first (and maybe only) American release by one of the greatest Brazilian singer/songwriters of the sixties – and a record that's quite different than any Sergio Mendes work of the time, despite Sergio's name in the title! The vibe is like Lobo's best of Brazil from the late 60s – a ... CD (Brazil)
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Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1969. New Copy
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in ... CD (Jazz)
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Great work from a label that was way out in the Cleveland scene of the 60s – but which bristles with some of the best energy of Detroit and Chicago at the time! The tiny imprint never cracked the big time, but not for lack of quality – as the cuts here have a sharp blend of deep soul ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Wah Wah (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Take it from us – you can judge a book by its cover – because this weird little record from Hans Edler is exactly what you'd expect from the image on the front! Hans plays early analogue electronics in a very offbeat way – making short songs that blend bleeps, pulses, and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Emma Jean
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Invictus/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 14CD
One of the coolest collections of 70s soul we've ever seen – an amazingly complete compilation that features every single 45 issued by the team of Holland Dozier Holland on their three famous soul labels of the time – Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant! The set features a whopping ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Enter
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy
One of the coolest, wildest performances we've ever heard from the Fire Orchestra – an expanded version of a core jazz combo that includes Mats Gustafsson on tenor – but which here has grown to a very bold lineup of musicians with a trio of voices as well! The album features one long ... CD (Jazz)
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Recurring Dream
Drag City, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A ambient synth private press gem from the early 80s by Matthew Young – a surprisingly moody and chilling DIY effort – in which Young plays EMS and Roland synthesizers, manipulates tape recordings, and brings in more pedestrian bits of piano and guitar, which somehow just make it even ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Uptown Shuffle
Smoke Sessions, 2013. New Copy
A strong, soulful set from alto saxophonist Vincent Herring – of the sort he always seemed to get on earlier recordings, but which he hardly ever hits this well these days! The album's got a no-nonsense quality that really brings out the best in Vincent's horn – with a rock-solid ... CD (Jazz)
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Project Elo
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The ... CD (Jazz)
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Fontana (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Scott Walker's fifth solo album, and an oft-overlooked gem that really shows some new sides of his talents! The style here is a bit less iconic than that of the previous two records – more personal or sentimental at times, yet still served up with that uncannily observant sensibility that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Lost Tapes
Secret Stash, 1969/1970. New Copy
Not "lost tapes" – more "long overdue tapes" – as they finally give us a full picture of this legendary funk band from Milwaukee! Vic Pitts got his start in the Seven Sounds with Harvey Scales – but at the time of these recordings, he'd broken off to form his ... CD (Soul)
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Siria
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature ... CD (Brazil)
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That Rongeng Sound
Left Ear, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The coolest sounds we've ever heard from Leong Lau – every bit as weird and wild as his previous music, but a bit more funky too – in a really great way that gives a sharp focus to his offbeat energy! The album begins with some great funky drums and keyboards – snapping with some ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Miucha & Tom Jobim (1979)
RCA/Sony (UK), 1979. New Copy
This second collaboration between these two great talents is every bit as wonderful as the first – a great later set of bossa-revival work, done by Tom Jobim and Miucha in a similar mode to his earlier work with Elis Regina! The set was recorded in New York, with spacious production from the ... CD (Brazil)
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Quartetto (with bonus CD)
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)
A bracingly fresh combination of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – and a real standout set of modern jazz from the Italian postwar years! At first glance, the lineup of the group is relatively conventional – forged with the same instrumentation as the Modern Jazz Quartet or George ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy
A sweet range of classic soul, mixed with a few contemporary cuts as well – all with a great sort of modern soul glow overall! Most numbers here are gentle groovers – in a midtempo or two step mode, although a few get a bit more upbeat – and although the tracks were chosen by the ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Mushroom/Warner (Australia), 1974. New Copy
A tremendous first album from Sid Rumpo – proof that the Aussie scene of the 70s had some very well-developed work going on, even if it never got the global notice it deserved! Sid Rumpo are one of a few Aussie bands that were grounded in an appreciation of blues and roots, but really took ... CD (Rock)
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Waiting Game
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy
Wonderful! This is the fourth session that tenorist Tina Brooks cut for Blue Note – and it's finally getting reissued! The material did appear briefly in the Tina Brooks box set on Mosaic, but it went out of print immediately, and has never before been presented with a proper cover. It's ... CD (Jazz)
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Mushroom/Warner (Australia), 1990/1993/1997/2002. New Copy 4 CDs
A great run of work from Archie Roach – one of the most important talents to come from the Australian rock scene in the 90s – heard here on four albums recorded for Mushroom Records, plus a host of bonus tracks as well! Archie's got a rootsy style that's not only timeless, but also has ... CD (Rock)
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Le Polaroid
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy
Andre Solomko is an artist who was born a few decades late – the kind of talent who would have been right at home in the CTI scene of the 70s – where he no doubt would have risen to great fame for his music! Yet we're also more than happy to have him working strong here in the 21st ... LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk)
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy
A great selection of very early calypso work – all recorded in Trinidad, originally issued on 78s, and with a very different sound than later, more popular versions of the genre! These tracks have a great gritty feel, and lots of jazzy inflections next to the vocals – echoes of other ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Warner (Australia), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Not the kind of boogie that most of us associate with the sound of discos at the end of the 70s, but a unique moment in Australian rock of that same decade – a return to older roots mixed with heavy freak and fuzz – all in a freehweeling style that really gave the down-under scene a ... CD (Rock)
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy
They're not lying with the title of this one – as the set's a killer collection of rural blues, with a legacy that goes way beyond the glory days of the genre in the 20s and 30s! The collection's a great one from Mississippi – exactly the kind of pre-LP material that the label's been ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Sound – The Fury
RPM (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy
Hard-rocking work from the earliest years of Johnny Hallyday – material pulled from early French singles that still show Johnny as the true European descendent of the sound of Johnny Burnette and Eddie Cochran! The tracks are mostly very upbeat and driving – a groove that's maybe more ... CD (French)
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Ever-Soul, Early 70s. New Copy
Classic gospel soul from The Relatives – a wonderful tune with a really dark feel – and as righteous as any of the harder-hitting group soul of the time! There's a slow-building beginning to the track – and this darkly chromatic guitar that would be right at home at some old ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Calla/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Some of the greatest work ever from Jean Wells – a 60s soul singer who never fully got her due, but really shines here in the company of some top-shelf Atlantic Records talent! The album's a great mix of deep soul vocals and tighter uptown soul production – with sublime arrangements ... CD (Soul)
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Sonoton/Hidden Treasures (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
One of the coolest sound library sets we've ever heard – and a collection that really lives up to its title! There's plenty of fuzz in the mix here – on both the guitars and keyboards – but the tunes are never trippy, as they're almost always funky – very forward-moving, ... CD (Sound Library)
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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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Atlantic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Mal Waldron Trio
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... CD (Jazz)
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Texas
Creation/Numero, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
The stunning Creation Records debut of Nikki Sudden – a record that has the solo Sudden sounding even tighter and more classic than ever – yet without any sort of commercial leanings at all! The songs here flow effortlessly from Nikki's hands – instant classics that were ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A brilliant new set from Rob Bailey – the man who gave us all the five volumes of Le Beat Bespoke – returning here with a very fresh take on the mod groove of the 60s! These tracks are more soul and jazz than Rob's previous efforts – still very much in the best modes that were ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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For The Blue Notes – Live In Milan
Ogun (UK), 2014. New Copy
Maybe one of the greatest records we've ever heard from legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo – and that's saying a lot, given all his amazing music over the past few decades! The album's a dedication to Moholo's old group – The Blue Notes – but it's got this soaring, ... CD (Jazz)
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Musings Of Miles
Prestige/OJC, 1955. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful little record by Miles Davis – oft overlooked next to some of the better-titled Prestige sessions of the 50s, but a great one nonetheless! The session features Miles working with trio backing from Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettford on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on ... CD (Sound Library)
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Mississippi, 1920s/1930s. New Copy
Very early gospel work from Washington Phillips – a spiritual singer, but one who works in a style that's a lot more blues-based than later proponents of the genre! The style here is relatively spare – mostly just Washington's vocals and a bit of guitar or piano – the latter of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Gospel)
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Festival/Votary (Australia), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Helicon/GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy
A sublime set from this hip Polish ensemble – a group who got their start in funky fusion, but who really stretch out here in a more sophisticated space too – mixing some of their electric elements with these really beautiful horn passages – arranged at a level that's full of ... CD (Jazz)
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Current
Quentin Coaxum, 2014. New Copy
A wonderful debut from Chicago trumpeter Quentin Coaxum – a player with a great well of warmth, and a sense of lyrical blowing that takes us back to some of our favorite musicians of the 60s and 70s! The set's got a laidback vibe and some warm electric glow from Fender Rhodes and organ ... CD (Jazz)
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy
The title's a great one for the nature of the collection – a mixture of obscure folk, blues, and old-time music – most of it made by relatively recent immigrants to the US! The package does a great job of drawing strands between early styles of music that were recorded for 78rpm ... LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country)
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Two Bones
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy
One of the hippest Curtis Fuller albums for Blue Note – and one of the rarest too – a set that was recorded in 1958, but only ever issued on vinyl in this rare Japanese pressing from the 80s! The date's quite unique – as it features "two bones", that is, two trombonists ... CD (Jazz)
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Jacana
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy
A fierce combination of piano and percussion – the former by Sten Sandell, the latter by Paal Nilsson Love – two very well-matched improvisers! The tracks here are mostly long and dynamic – very freewheeling performances by both musicians, but at a level that really holds strong ... CD (Jazz)
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Island Of Dr Electrico
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. New Copy
A pretty huge leap forward for The Bombay Royale – the Bollywood funk-inspired combo who bring some Indian charm to the fertile Australian funk scene – and a whole lot more! Funk-era Bollywood soundtracks are still a huge part of the what they do, but there's a whole lot more going on ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Creation/Secretly Canadian, 1986/1987. New Copy 2 CDs
Nikki Sudden's first couple records for the Creation label – the hugely influential, if somewhate modest selling Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales – in 2CD set, with a lot of excellent bonus tracks! Sudden was always one to balance experimental creative tendencies with more immediately ... CD (Rock)
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Lowdown Back Porch Blues
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy
An early set from Louisiana Red – a singer who'd shine more brightly in the early 70s on Atlantic, but one who's already got a very definite style here on an early album for Roulette! The album's got a gritty electric blues vibe that's more Chess Records than you might expect – Red's ... CD (Blues)
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Growing
Cineploit (Austria), 2014. New Copy
Really beautiful work from Thelema – still in the same dark soundtrack mode as before, but with some surprisingly tuneful elements too! The music is heavy on piano, Fender Rhodes, and organ – often used in these spare, resonant styles that recall the horror scoring that first inspired ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Leon Ware (1972)
United Artists/Solaris, 1972. New Copy
Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who's one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon's first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it's done with a less polished sound that's a striking contrast to some of his ... CD (Soul)
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Clocktower, Mid 70s. New Copy 3 LPs (reissue)
A triple vinyl set of bedrock-style dubs from King Tubby – one of the most pivotal pioneers of the sound and style – in a heavy duty box set from Clocktower Records. It's loaded with prime era dubs, including cuts from the legendary Aggrovators tracks, classics like "King Tubby ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae)
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For Sweet People From Sweet Charles
People/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A supremely fantastic album, and one that's always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown's incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from James' singing ... CD (Soul)
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong ... CD (Reggae)
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Bear Family (Germany), 1972. New Copy
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 70s – but also ... CD (Soul)
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Greco Chante Brel
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy
One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from legendary French singer Juliette Greco – a beautiful tribute to the music of Jacques Brel, sung in a style that's quite different from her earlier work! Greco is quite advanced in years, and almost speaks more than sings – but with ... CD (French)
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I Give To You My Love & Devotion
Herakles (Finland), 2014. New Copy
Jimi Tenor is a man of many talents – able to work in modes from spacey to jazzy to funky, and everything in between – as is singer Nicole Willis, who most folks know from her deep funk recordings, but who reemerges here as a house vocalist in the team of Cola & Jimmu! The look of ... CD (New Grooves)
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Don't Happen No More
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, ... CD (Soul)
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Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the ... CD (Jazz)
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Alien
Alleviated (UK), 1996. New Copy
The further evolution of Larry Heard – and a set that takes him way past his roots in Chicago house, into a realm of spacey electronics and future jazz musings! The album's a lot more spare and gentle than some of Heard's earlier grooves – done with a sensitivity that's really great, ... CD (New Grooves)
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Cold Worlds
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy
Tremendous spacey sounds from Don Harper – one of the composers of the legendary KPM set Electrosonic, stepping out here in an equally eerie selection of 60s analogue sounds! The set begins with a warm take on the early "Dr Who Theme" – but then quickly moves into really ... CD (Sound Library)
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I Crudeli
GDM (Italy), 1967. New Copy
A really wonderful western soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – done at a level that's a bit different than the usual style for the time – with more of some of the elements that the maestro might bring to later horror material! The main theme is wonderful – with a snapping snare and ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Trunk (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
A really wonderful collection of weirdly funny records from the weirdly funny record label Trunk – a British imprint we've trusted to deliver unusual sounds for almost 20 years! This package is great – a troll through the more offbeat side of Johnny Trunk's record collection – a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Ghetto Suite
Kilmarnock, 1972. New Copy
One of the coolest records ever issued on Galt MacDermot's legendary Kilmarnock label – a selection of songs and poems by Harlem school children, set to music by Galt, and sung by vocalist Angela Ortega! Given that Galt's handling the music, you can bet that there's plenty of nicely funky ... CD (Jazz)
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Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who ... CD (Sound Library)
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Stix (France), 2014. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-cool project – music that's neither straight disco, nor really reggae – and instead a great dubby reworking of dancefloor modes from a few generations past! The range of material here comes a number of different settings – but is all worked ... CD (New Grooves)
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Sirio 2222
RCA/Lion, 1970. New Copy
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... CD (Rock)
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Una Pura Formalita
GDM (Italy), 1994. New Copy
Even in his later years, Ennio Morricone had a way with a soundtrack that was unlike anyone else – even most of his previous material, too! The style here is very fresh – a blend of vibrant violin passages and more slow-moving string orchestrations – echoing some of Morricone's ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Joey Heatherton Album
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's ... CD (Vocalists)
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Dicky Oliver
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the ... CD (Sound Library)
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GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – ... CD (Sound Library)
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Free Souls
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs
A brilliantly soulful set from Nicola Conte – a record that's got all the tight jazzy instrumentation we love in his other records, but one that's also got some wonderful vocal work as well! Singers are a perfectly-chosen batch of the best of the underground – and include Jose James, ... LP, Vinyl record album (New Grooves)
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Numero Group takes a great step backwards – returning to the capital city of Ohio, Columbus – to mine the same soul and funk treasure trove of their Capsoul collection! The music here comes from the same scene – and often from Capsoul or related labels – and the set ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy
Another masterpiece in this always-great collection – a bouncing set of 80s groove numbers from the post-disco years – heavy on boogie rhythms, electric beats, and jazzy keyboard lines! The groove has some occasional touches of electro – especially in the cuts that feature an ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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BBE (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Heavy funk, Northern Soul, and R&B – but all of a newer vintage, and pulled together by the legendary Snowboy – who's been updating grooves for years! The set features loads of Snowboy's contemporaries from the global deep funk scene – and includes some nice bits that you won' ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Guerssen (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
A heady set of UK psych from the Young Blood, Beacon, and Mother labels – all very obscure imprints that go way way past mainstream work of the time! The music is trippy, but nicely melodic too – not really pop psych, but nicely focused – at a level that evolves past late 60s ... CD (Rock)
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Doin' It
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Sweet Canadian club from Alma Faye – a record that shows that the scene up north was just as great for disco as the one down in New York! The record's got these flowing arrangements from Lee Gagnon – an artist who was working in jazz a few years before, but manages to find just the ... CD (Soul)
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Mental Shake
OTOroku (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
A brilliant free improvisation from a really great lineup – a quartet that brings together the legendary reed work of Peter Brotzmann and the vibes of Jason Adasiewicz – already great enough on their own, but matched here with the bass of John Edwards and drums of Steve Noble – ... CD (Jazz)
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Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A second set of grooves from the Seattle scene – and a much-needed follow-up to the first Wheedles Groove compilation! This set picks up where the last one left off – still digging the funk and soul of the 70s, but also following the scene into clubby territory, modern soul, and boogie ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Turbo/Barnyard (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from this spoken word assemblage – and a lost link in the tradition of African-American protest work that includes The Last Poets, The Watts Prophets, and Gil Scott-Heron! The Universal Messengers come on strong – using spare percussion and a bit of light instrumentation ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Disco sounds from the Caribbean scene of the 70s – a really unique mix of regional styles with the kind of rhythms that were coming from New York and Philly at the time! The groove here is really unique – even different than some of the reggae or African disco numbers of the time ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Rhythm & Blues At The Flamingo
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Blistering early work from a young Georgie Fame – a set that definitely lives up to the Rhythm & Blues in the title! The set was recorded live at London's hip Flamingo club – and Georgie and The Blue Flames are very much in command of the crowd – burning with the intensity of ... CD (Vocalists)
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Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
A stunning collection of contemporary work from Brazil – a double-length package that features a few cuts by artists we already know and love, plus lots more from genius young talents we're discovering here for the first time ever! The vibe is very much in the more left-leaning, experimental ... CD (Brazil)
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Modern Jazz/Village Again (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
One of our favorite pianists ever – presented here in a selection of classics that are hand-picked by Jazztronik! The mix of talents is no surprise – given the huge influence that Marco's had on global scenes over the years – first making big waves in Paris in the 70s, then ... CD (Jazz)
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Pet Records, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
Really mad music from this weird little series – a set of pop tracks from the end of the 60s, but all done with these weird psych and spiritual touches – definitely the "mystic males" promised in the title! The sound here isn't just that of mainstream pop-psych – and ... CD (Rock)
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Criminal Minded (5 x 7" single box set)
B-Boy, 1987. New Copy 5 x 7"
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced – in 5 X 7" box set! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop)
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Edip Akbayram
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
No horsing around here – as the set may well be the most compelling so far in this mighty hip series – a wicked blend of underground club from the post-disco and post-punk generation! The tracks here definitely push towards the more obscure side of the spectrum, and really show the way ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of ... CD (Rock)
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Frou Frou Rokko
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Stones Throw, Early 90s. New Copy 4 LPs
A huge testament the timeless talents of producer Peanut Butter Wolf and MC Charizma! Without going too deeply into the lore, young Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf teamed up in the early 90s, and independently (pre-Stones Throw) recorded some straight up classic level golden age hip hop, before ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Pinata Beats
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy
The restlessly inventive Madlib beats and production for Pinata, the excellent duo project with MC Freddie Gibbs! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's just something extra riveting about Madlib's production work for ... CD (Hip Hop)
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Mark De Clive-Lowe Presents Church
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD (New Grooves)
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Bodyquake
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Breakaway/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold
A pair of completely rare albums from Breakaway – a St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were ... CD (Soul)
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BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy
A whole new side of Shawn Lee's talents – an album that mixes his great ear for funk with rhymes from a series of guest MCs – all at a level that really takes us back to true school productions of the 90s! Lee's got plenty of 60s and 70s funk and jazz elements in the mix – and a ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Finders Keepers (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)
A compelling title, and an equally compelling batch of music – some great keyboard lines from the mighty Bruno Nicolai! The style here is a bit leaner than some of Bruno's classic late 60s material, but still holds all of its great spirit – a mixture of darkness and light that both ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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R2 (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Some of the warmest grooves we've heard so far from Osunlade – a beautiful selection of tracks that work perfectly together – almost as if the artist himself had a hand in their creation! The tracks follow strongly in the vein of organic house that Osunlade's always brought us – ... CD (New Grooves)
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Comet Come To Me
Naive (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Meshell Ndegeocello comes on with the force of a comet – and delivers one of her boldest records in years – a crackling set of cosmic soul tunes that have all the power of the singer in her early years! Meshell's definitely absorbed some of the headier elements of her varied projects ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul)
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Barclay/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
Some of the first recordings done by Baden Powell outside of Brazil – and already an indication that his work with the European scene was a very good thing! The record has Powell upfront on guitar and vocals, but working with these great arrangements from arranger/trumpeter Ivan Jullien ... CD (Brazil)
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Meu Primeiro Amor
Philips (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Light and lovely tunes from Nara Leao – a sweet mid 70s session that's filled with great vocals and a fair bit of acoustic guitar! The sound here isn't nearly as dark as Leao's work of the 60s – and even as some of her albums from a few years before – but the record's still rich ... CD (Brazil)
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Equinox
A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... CD (Brazil)
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Wide Hive, 2014. New Copy 2LPs
Roscoe Mitchell returns to a mode that he explored freely back in the 70s – loose, improvised collaborations with other musicians – done at a level that offers up a richly organic blend of sonic elements and musical moments! Some of Mitchell's later work has been more structured, but ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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I Soliti Ignoti EP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1958. New Copy (pic cover)
Very early work from this soundtrack genius – a rare Italian EP that features his classic "Blues For Gassman" – dedicated to Vittorio Gassman, who starred in the film – and featuring great interplay from the tune's two trombonists! Umiliani delivers some great offbeat ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Parole E Musica
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1961. New Copy Gatefold
A strange and obscure session that has the cool jazz vocals of American singer Helen Merrill backed by a small Italian combo led by soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a wonderful mix that really makes the album an unusual one for Helen! The music was originally recorded for a TV program in ... CD (Vocalists)
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Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by ... CD (French)
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BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
One of the coolest, hippest collections you could ever hope to find – not just the usual mix of vintage soul or obvious jazz tracks, but a wealth of wonderful work we never would have discovered otherwise! Mr Thing digs even deeper for this third volume than the previous two – working ... CD (Funky Compilations)

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