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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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Membran (Germany), 2014. New Copy
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents ... CD (Vocalists)
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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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Resonance, 1965. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD (Jazz)
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Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
Pure greatness from Johnnie Taylor – two Columbia Records releases back to back on a single CD! First up is She's Killing Me, an obscure 7 track EP from Johnnie Taylor – almost a 12" single, but with more than enough going on to make us think of it as a full album! Johnnie's in ... CD (Soul)
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Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
A whole new side of the talents of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and a great one too – a Hammond-oriented trio outing that's quite different than any of his previous projects to date! We've grown to love Silveira for his sensitive shadings in Brazilian or acoustic projects – but he's a ... CD (Jazz)
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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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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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Darknuss
Burnt Sugar/Avantgroidd, 2014. New Copy
A blistering blend of righteous sounds, funky jazz, and knowledge – very much in the best Burnt Sugar tradition, but served up here by their Rebellum offshoot! Lyrics and beats are from the mighty Greg Tate – and definitely reflect his long connection to progressive cultural ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy
A pair of Atlantic Records gems from The Temptations – back to back on a single CD! Hear To Tempt You is a set with a goofy title, but a great little record – one that pairs the sublime vocals of The Temptations with the Philly groove production trio of Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and ... CD (Soul)
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Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A wonderful set of rare club grooves – maybe the best volume so far in the Under The Influence series – put together by DJ Nick The Record! They call him Nick The Record for a good reason – as he doesn't just know the music, he knows how to make it move, too – especially on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP
Wonderful work from the Soul Togetherness team – a collection that links together their love of vintage soul with the warmer sounds of the contemporary underground! This time around, most cuts are relatively recent, but often have a feel that takes us back to the modern soul years of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Verse 1
Adventure In Sound (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Juice
Indirecto, 2014. New Copy
Plenty of juice from this mighty sweet combo – a great quartet that once again adds the guitar of John Scofield to the mix of grooves from Medeski, Martin, & Wood! Together, all players seem to step back to a previous generation of soul jazz styles – those best 60s moments of ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Family Groove, Early 80s. New Copy 2 x 7 Inch (pic cover)
A mighty sweet groove from Aurra – a lost track from the duo's post-Salsoul years, and a cut with a wonderfully lean approach! As with Aurra's better-known cuts, there's a great sense of a hook in here – although the whole tune's nicely understated, and far from commercial styles of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Krush Groove (with bonus tracks)
Warner/Perseverance, 1985. New Copy
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's ... CD (Hip Hop)
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Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A wonderful dip into the legendary Sky Records catalog from Germany – home to some of the most inventive, creative electronic work of the late 70s – and a key inspiration on generations of musicians for years to come! As proof of that, this set's put together by Tim Gane of Stereolab ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973)
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... 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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Valid, 2014. New Copy
Deeply soulful work from legendary reedman Kidd Jordan – an important figure on the New Orleans scene for many years, but one who's only finally getting his full exposure on recent records of this nature! The set features Jordan in duets with drummer Hamid Drake – as well as a solo ... CD (Jazz)
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Argo/Jackpot, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Searing stuff – easily one of Etta James' greatest albums! The set is a non-stop jam, recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville before a small and screaming crowd – a perfect performance all the way through, one that showcases Etta as she rarely sounded on vinyl during the 1960s. ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Live At The Belasco (DVD)
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
The musical charms of Rahsaan Patterson get a great visual showcase here – during a sweet live set recorded at LA's Belasco Theater – with guest appearances from Lalah Hathaway and Shanice Wilson too! Patterson's a heck of a showman – with a vibrancy that's maybe even stronger ... DVD (DVDs & Videos)
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Darkseid Recital
Aum Fidelity, 2014. New Copy
Really beautiful sounds from altoist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp – very sensitive work from both musicians, and hardly what you might expect from the Jack Kirby reference in the title! The music is relatively free at points, but has this elliptical quality that's really compelling ... 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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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Really wonderful music from Argentine pianist Manolo Juarez – a set hat doesn't just have his trio augmented by the two elements promised in the title – but by a shifting array of sounds from guitar, vibes, quena, and even a bit of voice as well! The music is jazz, but with lots of ... CD (Jazz)
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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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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1981. New Copy
Equal parts lovers rock and modern soul – a sweet-stepping album recorded in early 80s Kingston and Miami – with a laidback vibe that's mighty nice! Sonya's style is different than the usual female singer of her scene – a bit more pointed as she glides over the stepping grooves ... CD (Soul)
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Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy
CD...$13.99 14.98 (LP)
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, ... CD (Soul)
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Def Jam, Mid 80s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 6 LPs
LP...$129.99 149.98
A massive overview of the first 3 decades of classic Def Jam – covering a lot of stylistic territory covered by the hip hop empire founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin back in the day – with a loads benchmark material not included on previous retrospectives! Features blueprint ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy
A really dark little soundtrack – contemporary, but at a level that really looks back at older horror scoring from the 80s and before – put together with a strong ear for some of the more stark elements in avant composition as well! The music is a great change from some of the overdone ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Seven Come Seven
Concord (Japan), 1973. New Copy
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never ... CD (Jazz)
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Bella Casa (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A great collection of spooky sounds from Goblin – a package that brings together some sweet slices from the group's soundtrack years, and also includes some lesser-known gems from the later years too! The music here is in the best Goblin modes – that prog-bred, leaned-down mix of ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Tical
Def Jam, 1994. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most triumphant records from the first wave of Wu Tang Clan solo efforts – and an early 90s hip hop masterpiece that's hardly aged a day since! Tical is right up there with Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on the quality front. It's got the iconic Wu production aesthetic in peak ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Coloursound Library/Aguirre (Belgium), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Really beautiful music from Joel Vandrogenbroeck – compositions done as part of a sound library series, but with a much richer, much deeper vibe – and a quality that's almost like the late 70s work on Sky Records from Germany! Instrumentation is heavily electric, but there's clearly ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Etta James has sung plenty of styles over the years – R&B in the 50s, soul in the 60s, even a touch of jazz during her years at Chess – but this smoking set has Etta singing funk in a mighty bold way – turning her hard soul style towards some super-sharp grooves! The album's ... CD (Soul)
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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 2012. New Copy
A Brazilian singer with a really jazzy vibe – working here in a set of sublimely simple tunes that almost remind us of those great 70s moments when French singers might have taken on some sounds from Brazil – particularly the music of Chico Buarque! The songs here have a subtle ... CD (Brazil)
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Dimension Dolls Vol 1
Dimension/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A trio of sublime soul acts from the 60s Dimension label – The Cookies, Little Eva, and Dimension head Carole King herself! King's certainly best known for her later fame in the 70s – but back at the time of this record, she was a real powerhouse on the New York soul scene – ... CD (Soul)
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Polydor/Cree (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy
Stunning soul from the 70s – a host of rare tracks that mostly appeared as short-lived singles on Polydor – really lost to the shifting sands of time amidst the bigger acts on the label! The work here rivals the best of the best from the time – particularly the east coast groups ... CD (Soul)
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Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy
An essential reference for anyone interested in avant jazz – and the first book we've ever seen to really offer concrete information on the host of important independent labels that helped make the music so great! The volume offers up complete discographies for 60 different jazz indies ... Book (Books)
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Pressure Drop (UK), 1965/1966/1968/1969/1970. New Copy 5 CDs
A sweet package of vintage ska from one of the originators – a set that includes five albums from Laurel Aitken, each in their original sleeves, packaged in one nicely-priced slipcover collection! The music includes rare albums from the Rio and Pama labels – most originally issued in ... CD (Reggae)
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SalMar Construction
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1983. New Copy
Electronic musician Salvatore Maritrano works here on his unique SalMar machine – a "composing machine" that uses logic circuits to create a fully-formed piece of electronic music – at a level that almost rivals the analogue giants from years past! The music is full of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound)
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Elektra/Blackened, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The album that changed everything for Metallica – catapulting them from patron saints of unrelentingly heavy thrash metal to reluctant (at first, anyway) mainstream superstars! The production is glossier sounding than ever before, and whether that compromised the rawer brutality of their ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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GED Soul, 2014. New Copy
No need to refrigerate this great little set – as room temperature's only going to make the whole thing even funkier over time! The Coolin System are hotter than ever here – not only tighter on the instrumental tip than we remember, but also picking up some much deeper influences from ... LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk)
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Basic Soul
Chess (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Basic soul, plenty of blues, and a fair bit of funk as well – a killer from Koko Taylor, recorded in that best style of late Chess Records! Koko sings here more like a funky female soul artist than on her later blues – and the record crackles with energy right from the start, thanks to ... CD (Blues)
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Salsoul/Fraternity, 1980. New Copy
Two funky club classics from Salsoul – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "The Funk Is On" has some heavy guitar coming down right on the beat – in this way that's almost an old school break, but a bit fuller – especially when the vocals come into the mix, although ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Wire, 2014. New Copy
This issue's cover is one of the coolest photos of Robert Fripp we've ever seen – and an excellent feature on the King Crimson guitarist is inside – plus pleces on Tuareg singer and guitarist Mdou Moctar, New York improvisor Jeremiah Cymerman, The Gazelle Twins, the Global Ear on the ... Magazine (Magazines)
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Someothaship, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP
Sparely funky, yet heavily atmospheric hip hop productions from unsung titan Kankick – made up mostly of late 90s material – and it's right up with some of our favorite leftfield producers of the period! Kankick was perhaps best known as a Lootpack affiliate around this time, and sure ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy
The debut from Rafael Cameron – a pretty soulful set for Salsoul, produced by Brass Connection's Randy Muller! Cameron's got a nice deep soul sound to his vocals, and although the arrangements are uptempo and clubby on some tracks, they're not there to cover up the singing, and have a nice ... CD (Soul)
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ORG, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Kudu/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis ... CD (Soul)
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1983. New Copy
Maestro Richie Weeks is at the helm of this sweet set of early 80s groovers – funky club in the best second chapter mode of the Salsoul label – served up with a sound that's lean and mean throughout! We're not sure who the "Co" is, since Richie sings, plays keyboards, and ... CD (Soul)
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Argo (Japan), 1964. New Copy
With a record like this, it's clear that Shakey Horton's the soul of blues harmonica – if not the king as well! The album's filled with wonderful instrumentals that really focus Horton's talents strongly – not used just as flavoring or an occasional solo to spice up a tune – but ... CD (Blues)
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Borough Of Kings
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy
Really tremendous work from tenorist Eric Wyatt – a set that has the musician really coming into his own, and maybe emerging as one of the most soulful, spiritual players in recent years! The set bristles with soaring energy – a really kind of old school blend of spiritual jazz and ... CD (Jazz)
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Disney, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A sweet split LP – one that features both the instrumental score for the film Guardians Of The Galaxy, and the individual songs featured on the Awesome Mix Vol 1 cassette that Chris Pratt listens to throughout the film! The mix is one of the most foregrounded uses of pop we've heard in a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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World Village/Modern Classics, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Key musical figures in the Touareg independence movement – and a very hip group of nomads working with a lot of guitars! There's a laidback pulse to the music that might run counter to their political presence, but the music has a very hypnotic feel that pulls you in slowly, then doesn't let ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Box
Blue Erro Soul, 2014. New Copy
CD...$9.99 14.99
Stunning soul from Eric Roberson – an artist we've already loved for many years, but who just keeps on getting better and better with each new record! The album's got a near-perfect feel that lives up to the poise and confidence displayed by Roberson on the cover – songwriting that's ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Groovewise
Smoke Sessions, 2014. New Copy
Groovewise, the record's a great one – one of the strongest in years from pianist Eric Reed – who works here in an open-ended live setting with Seamus Blake on tenor! The album's a great example of the way these Smoke Sessions records can really open up the right sort of artist – ... CD (Jazz)
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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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Teenage Triangle
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A trio of pop talents you'd normally find on TV – Paul Peterson and Shelly Fabares from the Donna Reed Show, plus James Darren, who'd also done some work for the same program as well – brought together here in a classic 60s album that allows each of their stars to shine brightly on ... CD (Rock)
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Atco, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Cree (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold
The Beatles made their first big splash in Germany – and managed to leave behind an influence that grew heavily during the early 60s, and spawned a really great underground of cool combos and early beat groups! This package offers a stunning look at the German scene in the early and mid 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch
A real Motown treasure – a very limited box set that features seven 7" singles – each of which features rare or unreleased tracks! Some tunes have never appeared before at all, and others are making a debut on vinyl – great Motown gems that might have been lifted from the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's)
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Another Dimension
Chess (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Funky Bo Diddley – one of Bo's key early 70s sessions for Chess Records – all of which have him stepping out in a much harder groove than years past! The sound here is relatively tight – with Diddley guitar and vocals on top of some larger arrangements from Bob Gallo – ... CD (Blues)
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Dolphin
Concord (Japan), 1981. New Copy
One of the best later moments from the great Stan Getz – a set we might even place on the same level as his 60s work for Verve – and certainly at the same par as his records in the 70s for Columbia! Yet this set is quite different than that latter batch – as it has Getz really ... CD (Jazz)
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Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Chess (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy
One of the first great R&B artists on the New Orleans scene in the 50s – and one who never got the same sort of fame as some of his contemporaries! Yet that doesn't stop Paul Gayten from being one of the greats – as you'll hear on this excellent collection that brings together a ... CD (Soul)
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Liital
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy
Really unique music from Aby Ngana Diop – a poet as much as a singer – and one who speaks here over some really raw, really driving music that's plenty heavy on percussion! The sound is quite different than other Senegalese styles you might know from the time – as the sabar and ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Arc Sai, 2014. New Copy
One of the warmest soul debuts we've heard in a long time – a really well-crafted batch of work from the up-and-coming Such – who's also the first indie soul singer we've heard to hail from the Denver scene! The music is definitely contemporary soul, but there's a glistening ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam
Chess (Japan), 1962. New Copy
A side each of these two important talents in blues – presented here in a format that makes the record a real double-header! Side one features Big Bill Broonzy in the lead – working with sweet electric lines on guitar alongside acoustic and his own really rich vocals – plus this ... CD (Blues)
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Finesse
Concord (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A wonderfully intimate set from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – quite different than her bigger band records of the 70s, but equally great in its own way! The album's a great throwback to the earliest days of Akiyoshi on record – as it has the pianist really opening up in a trio setting, ... CD (Jazz)
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Greatness
Epitome Of Soul, 2014. New Copy
A well-titled set from this up-and-coming singer – as it definitely seems like we'll be hearing a lot more greatness from Carolann in years to come! The album's a very well-crafted individual soul statement – with a vibe that's very different than other records of its nature these days ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the ... Book (Books)
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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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Bossa Negra
Universal (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Some of the most incredible music we've ever heard from Hamilton De Holanda – a set that brings his work on bandolim into a whole new focus, by teaming him with the younger singer Diogo Nogueira! The album has this spare power that really grabs us right away – amazing interplay between ... CD (Brazil)
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Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Not Belgian music – despite what you might think from the title – but an assortment of great American soul and pop from the early 60s – all of which have a very sweet-stepping groove! The style here is the mode that's always been a favorite of Belgian soul fans – who dig a ... CD (Soul)
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Telephone
Concord (Japan), 1984. New Copy
Guitarist Jim Hall is a player who's always realized he sounds best in a small, intimate setting – whether in his 50s trio recordings with Jimmy Giuffre, or his 60s classics with Bill Hall, or his 70s experiments with bassist Ron Carter – and this live date for Concord really revives ... CD (Jazz)
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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from the New Orleans scene of the 60s – all great soul tracks recorded in the studios of Cosimo Matassa – as important a force in the Crescent City sound as Allen Toussaint at the time! The grooves here are plenty deep – building off New Orleans modes from the ... CD (Soul)
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BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A different groove than usual from the mighty Snowboy – not the Latin you may know from his own records, or the funk you'll find on his other compilations – but instead a smoking batch of 60s soul, with a really wonderful batch of well-chosen cuts throughout! The album's a counterpart ... CD (Soul)
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Reprise/1972, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
The wit and wisdom of Lee Hazlewood – served up here on one of his stunning sessions for Reprise Records from the 60s! Lee's music really finds its own space on this set – a mode that's neither rock nor country nor folk – but which definitely borrows all the best elements from ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists)
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I Want You
EMI/Fever Dream, 1979. New Copy
Later work from soul pioneer Wilson Pickett – working at EMI here, and in an updated style – on a record that would be better remembered, if not for the trailblazing importance of Pickett's earlier career. Having previously helped define raw southern soul and deliver it to the masses, ... CD (Soul)
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Chess (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy
Rare and unissued work from Muddy Waters – mostly from his first decade at Chess Records – a time when both Waters and the label were helping reinvent the sound of blues in the postwar years! Muddy's already-released material is already so strong, it's hard to imagine the need for a ... CD (Blues)
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17 North Parade, 1970s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch
Classic and rare sides from legendary producer Augustus "Gussie" Clarke – in a 7 X 7" box set – featuring the original recordings of bedrock classics by Leroy Smart and The Mighty Diamonds, plus, some rare Augustus Pablo and Mikey Dread sides and previously unreleased ... 7-inch, Vinyl record (Reggae)
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Journey Of A Woman
Rajdulari Music, 2014. New Copy
A really great debut from Rajdulari – a singer with a hell of a strong voice, and a great ability to mix her lyrics with funky instrumental elements – maybe the best artist to do so since the debut of Jill Scott! The record's got a really special sort of punch – a quality that's ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Reprise/1972, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe our favorite album ever from the great Lee Hazlewood – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of all his other records! There's a really special feeling to this one – as Lee's really feeling his own sense of self in the pre-Sweden years – with a quality that's more ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists)
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Concord (Japan), 1983. New Copy
Al Cohn is one of those players who continued to stay great, even as the years went on – still growing and developing his amazing skills on tenor, although often without all the flair and fanfare of his contemporaries! But when Cohn got the right setting to show his skills, he could really ... CD (Jazz)
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Overjoyed
Joyful Noise, 2014. New Copy
It's been quite a few years since we last heard from Half Japanese, and we're definitely overjoyed at what we're hearing here – music that's as powerful and personal as the group were back at their start! At some level, we're amazed at how strong these guys still sound – rawer than ... CD (Rock)
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Country Dream
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Nothing "country" about this record – as Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto keeps things very hip and contemporary – working in a freely fluid style that also has a few funky touches as well! The group on the set is a quartet – with Kiyoshi's guitar amidst piano, bass, ... CD (Jazz)
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Tudo
Portrait, 2014. New Copy
Bebel Gilberto's really grown a lot over the years – and here, she emerges strongly as a fully-formed artist with a voice that's all her own – and a style that doesn't need to rest on the laurels of her famous family legacy! The album's easily one of the most interesting we've ever ... CD (Brazil)
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Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Alithia, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The title and cover may seem a bit strange – but they make more sense when you know that The Escorts were all prisoners at the Rahway State Prison in New Jersey, where they were discovered by sweet soul producer George Kerr! Kerr really gave the group a great chance with this album – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Clarence Reid On The Job
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A great lost record from Clarence Reid – one of the most multi-talented artists on his scene, stepping out here with the depth and sensitivity of some of his best southern soul contemporaries of the 70s! Despite the fact that at the time of the record, Reid was simultaneously recording as ... CD (Soul)
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Radio City
Ardent/Fantasy, 1974. New Copy
A record that may have never hit the radio city it wished for in the title – but a classic that's gone onto have an undeniable influence on so many scenes and styles over the years! This sublime second set from Big Star is even leaner and more focused than the first – a record that has ... CD (Rock)
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Sound Of Sonny
Riverside/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – a record that really lives up to its title, as it shows the maturing tenorist really finding his own voice in jazz – a sound that's unlike any other! Rollins' Riverside work sometimes seems to get overlooked sometimes in light of his freer late 50s ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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City Life
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Be With (UK), 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Mike Skinner's second album as the Streets – an enduring set of distinctive electronic beats and compelling rhymes – an album that felt to us like an instant classic when it dropped in 2004, and sure enough, it holds up strongly all these years later! The sound was and still is unique, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD &DVD
CD...$171.99 203.98
The Atomic Age in all its musical glory – served up here in a wonderful package of music, warnings, and more! The whole thing's one of the coolest "atomic-themed" collections we've ever seen – as it not only features over 100 vintage songs about the rise of the atomic bomb, ... CD (Rock)
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Bummer Road (with bonus tracks)
Chess (Japan), 1957/1958/1960. New Copy
No bummer here, as the set's a really great one – filled with late 50s Chess Records sides by Sonny Boy Williamson – a number of which are previously unissued! The package does a great job of reviving this material for a newly-informed blues audience of the modern age – giving ... CD (Blues)
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Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc
Creation/Numero, 1987. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Bossa Tres Em Forma
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Tremendous work from the legendary Bossa Tres – one of the coolest, sharpest combos of the 60s bossa generation – working here on a rare session from the legendary Forma label! The mighty Roberto Quartin produced the set – and gives it the sense of space you'll find on other ... CD (Brazil)
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Agogo (Germany), 2014. New Copy
A really lovely set from this enigmatic duo – a mix of the sweet French vocals of Myra Maud and the keyboards of Lutz Krajenski – then agumented by lots of warm jazzy touches! The record's got a voice that's all its own – French language lyrics, bossa-tinged backings, and soulful ... CD (New Grooves)
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Now Again, 1976. New Copy 2 LPs
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Universal (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Really lovely live work from Marisa Monte – an artist who's kept on making marvelous records over the years – even long after the initial wave of attention that brought her some global fame! This set's got Monte working in a mature mode that's almost in the territory of Gal Costa or ... CD (Brazil)
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Gilberto's Samba
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
One of the best records we've heard from Gilberto Gil in many, many years – a stripped-down session that focuses on his voice and guitar work – in a style that takes us back to Gil's earliest days in music! The album feels like some lost session that Gilberto might have recorded in the ... CD (Brazil)
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Una Vitamina Faz Favor
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy
Really weird, really wonderful sounds from rural Thailand – played by a group who have almost an ancient vibe overall, but who also echo lots of cool psychedelic elements of the 60s! The lead instrument in the group is a phin – a three-stringed, lute-like instrument which is ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Jeff Morrison, 2014. New Copy
The album's got a really classic-styled cover, and a classic-styled sound to match – a great Hammond/tenor vibe that's wonderfully old-school all the way through! The album was recorded live in a small Chicago club, and has the feel of a vintage Prestige records live date – with heavy ... CD (Jazz)
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Hunt
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy
Fierce Afro Funk from this overlooked group – a Dutch combo with a groove that's every bit as fierce as some of the larger ensembles from the US and UK – and a dark edge that's very much in keeping with their name! The drums are massive, and usually fall right in line with the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Numero, 1970s. New Copy
LP...$99.99 105.00
Insane! This special package for the Darksorch Canticles comes with all the music in two formats – plus a bonus 45 – and (the best part!) an amazing game, with a special fold-out board, heavy box, two card decks, sliding cards, special multi-sided dice, 16 player spindles, and more! ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Tamba Trio (1975)
RCA (UK), 1975. New Copy
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of ... CD (Brazil)
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Naturally Me
Nia, 2014. New Copy
Every new album from Angela Johnson turns out to be a treasure – but this set may well be one of the best she's done in years – and a really strong step forward for the singer! The music has this full, rich style that almost feels like classic soul at times – not a retro 60s vibe ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Kuomboka
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A surprisingly great later set from Witch – one that still has some of their funky styles of a few years before, but which also seems to bring in some stronger African elements as well – in the kind of sweet fusion that was showing up in some of the hipper South African acts of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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I Piaceri Proibiti (180 gram vinyl)
CAM/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
A beautifully jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – one that features solo work by some of the key members of the Basso Valdambrini sextet! The style here is very much in the mode of the best jazz soundtracks used during the French new wave years – simple themes that burst ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... CD (Soul)
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Black Voices
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Genius, pure genius! Like all of Wayne Shorter's Blue Note sessions from the mid 60s, this album's a beautiful blend of hard bop ideas with a modern spiritual soulful consciousness – as important in its own way as Coltrane's work of the time – an incredible precursor for sounds from ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Buda (France), 2013. New Copy
One of the best volumes in the Zanzibara series so far – a set of contemporary recordings, but done with a very exotic, other-worldly sort of style – one that shows the series' strong link to the Ethiopiques material on the Buda label! Most instrumentation comes from percussion and ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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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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Mapeche (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A great set of rare Canadian psych folk from the early 70s – rawly beautiful work that's way too good to have languished in the purgatories of general obscurity and collectors' hopes and dreams! Upon A Once Time is an all acoustic set, a good deal of it just Huckle's airy voice and guitar, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Mapeche (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The second of the 2 great lost Canadian psych folk records by Huckle! Wild Blue Yonder expands a bit on the gentle acoustic songcraft of the earlier Upon A Once Time LP – still working in a largely acoustic mode, but with a more extroverted approach – with more percussion, some ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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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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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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Victor (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
A really fresh look at The Stylistics – a set that includes some of their key harmony soul classics, but also mixes in some of their lesser-known gems from the 70s – all in the best spirit of the landmark Free Soul series! Some of the tracks here are mellower than you'll usually get ... CD (Soul)
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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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Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite Atlantic albums by the great Yusef Lateef – an incredible session that has him dipping back into his earlier exotic roots with those great reed styles of the early 60s – yet also hitting a mix of soul and funk like some of his other albums from the time! The sound ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1973. New Copy
An early classic from LaBelle – wonderful vocals mixed with both heavy funk and laidback spacey soul touches! The group had really hit their stride by this point – as the trio of Nona Hendryx/Sarah Dash/Patti Labelle push way past their girl group roots – and even some of the ... CD (Soul)
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Kosi, 2014. New Copy
A really wonderful singer, with a very unique style – one that's rooted in jazz, but has an acoustic soul as well – set up perfectly here in these laidback arrangements that really let Kosi soar strongly on her own! The music is mostly jazz at the core – with wonderfully clean, ... CD (Neo Soul)
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People/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Concord, 2014. New Copy
Al Jarreau pays tribute to the great George Duke – on a set that's got the same sort of collaborative vibe as some of Duke's classics from the 70s and 80s! Al's lead vocals are superb – and they're given some great jazzy touches with production by Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Marcus ... CD (Soul)
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Wall
Playwright (Japan), 2014. New Copy
We really love these guys – and are continually amazed at what they can do with just bass, drums, and piano – all very conventional instruments, but used by Fox Capture Plan in this soaringly soulful style! The music's not entirely jazz – because all three instruments are very ... CD (New Grooves)
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Lucien Goethals
Cacophonic (UK), 2014. New Copy
Incredible sounds from Lucien Goethals – one of the lesser-known electronic talents of the European scene of the 60s and 70s – and one of the most revolutionary as well! Goethals is represented here by three long pieces – the first of which, "Difonium", has his own ... LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound)
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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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Fool Who Wonders
Rootdown LA, 2014. New Copy
A great solo set from music man Miles – an artist you'll know best for his fierce work in Breakestra – the legendary Cali funk and soul torch carriers! The set's got a very hip vibe – done in a diverse blend of LA styles – from early 70s folk and psychedelic soul, to harder- ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Kosi, 2013. New Copy
Kosi really grabbed us right away with the first track on this one – a sublime vocal reading of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – done in a way that just features her own slow-scatting, wordless vocals over a spare electric guitar – then she held us fast with a ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Reprise/1972, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A pivotal record in the career of the great Lee Hazlewood – one that presents his personal with all its wit and warmth, yet also lets Lee take on some more mature topics as well! Most of the tunes start in the same sort of storytelling style as the album Trouble Is A Lonesome Town – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists)
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Ala Ta
Motema, 2014. New Copy
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs
A trio of great albums from Herbie Hancock – funky, spiritual, and plenty soulful – and presented here with bonus tracks too! First up is Fat Albert Rotunda – the first album to feature Herbie really breaking away from his straight jazz work – moving into a groove that's ... CD (Jazz)
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
Not just singles from the great OV Wright – but also a few live tracks and rare demo titles as well! OV's a hell of a singer – one with a voice that matches all the best on the southern scene of the time – and a great companion to some of the best deep soul material on the Hi ... CD (Soul)
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Telephone Explosion (Canada), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
The long-lost follow-up to Haack's incredible Electric Lucifer album – a set recorded a decade after the first, but with a very similar electronic feel! Things are still quite spare, stark, and moogy here – and Haack sings in his electro-processed style, as on the first Lucifer set ... LP, Vinyl record album (Now Sound)
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Columbia, 1970. New Copy 4CD
A massive moment for Miles Davis – legendary live performances at both the Fillmore East and Fillmore West from 1970 – presented here in their entirety for the first time ever! Part of the record features Miles' work that appeared in edited form on the Miles Davis At Fillmore record ... CD (Jazz)
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Curtom/Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A great little album by The Impressions – possibly their best of the 70s! The record's got a very solid harmony soul approach, and Lowrell Simon wrote and produced a number of tracks with Rich Tufo – giving the album the same sweet sexy sound that he brought to his best solo records, ... CD (Soul)
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No Discount
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy
Brooklyn-based Afrobeat from Zongo Junction – delivering some of the best and funkiest sounds we've heard to date on the Electric Cowbell label! Zongo Junction works with some far reaching inspiration, but it's rooted in psych-tinged African funk – with unshakable rhythms, tight horn ... CD (Global Grooves)
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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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No More Cold Nights
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of ... CD (Soul)
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Trost (Austria), 1984. New Copy 3 CDs
A really wonderful under-discovered performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – a complete live set from 1984, presented here with really stunning fidelity! The package is a great antidote to some of the fuzzier Ra live sets on the market – as it's got the care that the Trost label has ... CD (Jazz)
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Feed-Back
RCA/Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... CD (Sound Library)
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Underground
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD (Sound Library)
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Unstraight Ahead
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A damn great bit of work from the legendary Al Green – maybe one of his best records ever – and in fact, maybe one of greatest soul albums of all time! The set's got a style that's really genre-defining – not the previous southern soul of a few years before, but also not the ... CD (Soul)
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For All We Know
Smoke Sessions, 2014. New Copy
Pianist David Hazeltine always sounds great in a trio, but we love him even more with a horn player – as on this session with Seamus Blake on tenor! The pairing of players seems to give Blake the sort of sharp, soulful focus we love best for his instrument – a rock-solid, soulfully-groo ... CD (Jazz)
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Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
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SAM/Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2CD
Two club classics, back to back – plus bonus tracks too! Ain't That Enough For You is classic disco grooving by John Davis – upbeat and clubby, and definitely a cut above work by most of his late 70s contemporaries! Davis has this magical way with a groove – able to bring in an ... CD (Soul)
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Jarrod Lawson
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow ... CD (Neo Soul)
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SAM/Harmless (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD
A pair of stone killers from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – back to back in a single set, and with bonus tracks too! Night & Day is early work from John Davis and his Monster Orchestra – easily one of the coolest larger groups working on the US disco scene of the 70s ... CD (Soul)
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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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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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Stillness
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... CD (Brazil)
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Leo (UK), 1992. New Copy 2 CDs
A wonderful late live set from Sun Ra – recorded less than a year before Ra himself left this planet – but featuring a wonderfully soulful version of the Arkestra! Ra's piano isn't as prominent here as in earlier recordings – but the younger members of the group have really set ... CD (Jazz)
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What's On Your Mind?
Street Jam Groove, 2014. New Copy
Surprisingly wonderful work from Aziza Miller – an artist you may know as the great Linda Williams, who cut the fantastic City Living album for Arista in the 70s! Aziza's got a groove that's more early 80s than you'd guess from the contemporary date of the record – a vibe that really ... CD (Soul)
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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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Black Messiah
Capitol/Dusty Groove, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much ... CD (Jazz)
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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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Twisted Souvenirs
Unrock (Germany), 2014. New Copy
If you think Turkish psychedelia is only a thing of the past, then guess again – because these guys really bring back the classic sound of Arabesk rock – complete with all its best fuzzy touches! The music is fast and free – driven by heavy drums, and cut through by lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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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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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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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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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 and densely-layered, sample-heavy production. The biggest couple of hits are brillliant for sure – the Bomb Squad-produced "Steppin To The A.M." and the Prince ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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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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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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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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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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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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Updated September 16, 2014


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