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New Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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New Babatunde Lea with Dwight TribleUmbo Weti – A Tribute To Leon Thomas ... CD
Motema, 2008. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 14.98
A beautiful tribute to the greatness of Leon Thomas – put together by one of the few cats who could get it right! Given that Babatunde Lea's other music already takes us back to the days when Thomas sang with Pharoah Sanders – his leadership on a date like this is a natural – as ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Barbara LeaLea In Love ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
A really dark little album of vocal jazz from 50s singer Barbara Lea – recorded here with small combo backing, and a strange sound that's a fair bit different than most other efforts of this type from the time! At one level, there's definitely a leaner 50s vocal jazz approach going on – ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Lea In Love ... CD 18.99

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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Joelle Leandre TentetCan You Hear Me? – Live At The Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon ... CD
Leo (UK), 2011. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A double set of spare tension and tersely dynamic interplay from double bass player Joelle Leandre – one disc featuring her tentet and the other in a trio setting – captured on successive days at Austria's Ulrichberg Kaleidophon in the spring of 2009! You might guess that the tentet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nara LeaoCom Acucar Com Afeto ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Lovely stuff! This record's a stunning batch of light tracks – most with a jazzy samba or late bossa sound – and the kind of sparkling production that Nara used a lot more later in the decade. Antonio Adolfo plays piano (and very nicely, we might add!) – and the rest of the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Nara LeaoDez Anos Depois ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A haunting 1971 session by Nara Leao – and one that has a moody European take on the bossa! Part of the album was recorded in Paris, and it's got a dreamy quality that evokes 70s recordings by some of our favorite European singers – particularly some of the more sophisticated ones on ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Nara LeaoMeu Primeiro Amor ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Nara LeaoNara Leao (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Nara LeaoOnde E Quando ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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LedisiTruth (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Truth ... CD 7.99

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Rita LeeBuild Up ... CD
Philips/El (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $4.99
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Rita LeeBuild Up/Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do RestoDa Sua Vida/Atras De Porto Tem Uma Cidade (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1970/1972/1974. New Copy 3 CDs ... $34.99
The first three solo albums from Os Mutantes singer Rita Lee – all work that really follows in a great vibe from her key contributions to the Tropicalia scene! Build Up has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Shawn LeeGolden Age Against The Machine ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $17.99
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 ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Tyrone LeeInvitation ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
An inviting set of UK soul from Tyrone Lee! It's a nice mix of uptempo and mid tempo groovers with a modern sound, though it skirts contemporary trends, giving it a vibe that'll stand the test of time. Tyrone has a naturally soulful and confident presence – with the poise of a veteran ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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John LegendLove In The Future (deluxe edition) ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.98
Another step forward for John Legend – on a record that should have that amazing voice reaching even more ears than ever before! By that, we don't necessarily mean that the set's commercial, just put together with a mode that goes way beyond conventional soul – still deep at the core, ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New Michel LegrandOther Side Of Midnight ... CD
20th Century/Intrada, 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A fairly lush soundtrack from Michel Legrand – scored for a WWII period piece that starred Susan Sarandon, but done at a level that matches some of Legrand's more famous film music from the 70s! Orchestrations are rich, and filled with sentiment – and the album's got an especially ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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New Michel LegrandThomas Crown Affair (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
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 ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Francois Lemonnier & Raphael LemonnierCome Again ... CD
Marge (France), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Piano and trombone duets, played together in a really amazing range of styles! The album features some wonderfully intimate work from Francois Lemonnier on trombone and Raphael Lemonnier on piano – expressed in modes that take inspiration from a diverse range of artists who include Charles ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Claudia LennearPhew (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The only full album ever recorded by Claudia Lennear – a singer who first rose to fame as a member of Ike Turner's Ikettes, but who also lent her vocals to a whole host of other great projects too! Claudia easily skirted the worlds of soul and rock on the LA scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read more CD

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JB LenoirNatural Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really great collection of Chess Records work by JB Lenoir – one of the more unusual singers on the Chicago scene at the time – and one with a sound that's pretty darn great all the way through! Lenoir's tone is a pitch or two up from most of his contemporaries – not as gritty ... (Blues) read more CD

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New Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoLes Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako ... CD
Sterns, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Hardly the kind of group you'd hear in an American motel during the 70s – no cheesy lounge jazz here – and instead, a crucially important group on the West African scene, with great vocals by a young Salif Keita! The group have a style that nicely encompasses other influences from up ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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New Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jorgen Leth & John Tchicai/Igor CaplinskiJazz Jamboree 1962 – No 4 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the best early recordings from this legendary European Jazz Festival – and a set that also features some amazing young work from the great John Tchicai – already making a big name for himself overseas! Side one features Tchicai on alto in a group put together by jazz critic ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Earl LettStory Of Professor Earl Lett – 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky sax genius from Professor Earl Lett – a cool combo player who cut some great funky 45s at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s! The cuts here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – but even the latter have plenty of reed work from Earl, blown with a sharp-edged and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John LewisSensitive Scenery ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked solo work from John Lewis – a lesser-known, Japanese-only session that features the pianist in a relaxed trio setting! The mode here is as spacious as some of Lewis' more contemplative records – still very much wrapped up in that careful sense of tone and timing – but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ramsey LewisLegacy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
An overlooked gem from Ramsey's 70s years at Columbia – a record that has him grooving over larger arrangements, sweeping along in a great blend of soul and class that makes for some really great numbers! Side one of the album features Ramsey playing keyboards on the extended "Legacy&quo ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess – The Best Of Ramsey Lewis ... CD
Jazz FM (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A nicely done compilation of pivotal work from the great Ramsey Lewis – focusing on his work for Columbia/CBS Records from the 70s and early 80s – and very well chosen at that! Of course the title comes from Ramsey's iconic album of the same name, and this 2CD set features a few tracks ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Sun Goddess ... LP 9.99
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99

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Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy ... $24.99
A late date for Brit bandleader Vic Lewis – but a great one too, thanks to a strong focus on the bossa nova sounds of the 60s! The mode's a real change for Lewis, who could sometimes be a bit stiff – and the new groove definitely opens things up nicely – as does the album's work ... (Jazz) read more CD

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LexiaLexia (aka Jean Leccia Interpolation) ... CD
MGM/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
A fantastic album – with a really groovy approach! The record is the only one we've ever seen from arranger Jean Leccia – and it's got a two-vocal lead approach that's pretty darn great. Soul singer Pat Henderson joins up with male vocalist Ed Whiting – in a style that's part ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Dave Liebmann & Steve DalachinskyFallout Of Dreams ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most unusual records we've heard from reedman Dave Liebman in many years – a surprisingly great duet with poet Steve Dalachinsky – who speaks on all tracks while Dave provides instrumentation on soprano sax, tenor, flutes, and even a bit of piano and percussion! The approach ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Arto LindsayEncyclopedia Of Arto ... CD
Northern Spy, Mid 90s-Early 2000s/2011. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A two CD set that definitely lives up to its title – as CD1 features some of Arto Lindsay's best work from the late 90s and early 00s – and CD2 features a very compelling, more recent live set! The studio tracks are filled with all the cool, complex, creative touches we've loved in ... (Rock) read more CD

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Ivan LinsA Noite ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful album from Ivan Lins – filled with life, soul, and a free sense of spirit that reminds us of some of Milton Nascimento's best work from the same period! Ivan's vocals are set amidst some heavenly arrangements by Gilson Peranzzetta – done with just the right amount of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Ivan LinsNos Dias De Hoje ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Excellent work from Ivan Lins' best period! The record captures him at a perfect point – when he was honing his songwriting to an incredibly precise style that would match the best work of Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges, but before he's gotten a bit too slickly produced. This record ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Ivan LinsNovo Tempo ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album by Ivan Lins – truly one of his greatest records, and a real gem that stands out as one of the best in his already-excellent catalog! The set has Ivan stepping out strongly from his sound of the 70s – working with Gilson Peranzzetta in a set of arrangements that have ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Ivan Lins & Inventa RioInventa Rio Encontra Ivan Lins ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the coolest albums we've heard from Ivan Lins in years – a collaboration with Italian jazz group Inventa Rio, who serve up some really wonderful versions of his tunes! Ivan sings a bit on the record, and plays keyboards – both other vocals are from a member of the quartet – ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Ivan Lins & SWR Big BandCornucopia ... CD
Sunnyside, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A sublime setting for the vocals of the great Ivan Lins – wrapped up here in some really inventive arrangements from the SWR Big Band, who bring an energy to the album we haven't heard from Lins in years! Ivan's vocals take on this soaring, fluid quality that reminds us why we first fell in ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Lions vs Dub ClubThis Generation In Dub ... CD
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
A dubbed-up version of The Lions album This Generation – done at a level that's very faithful to the format, especially considering the classic Kingston vibe of the original versions! There's a few new bits here – greatly extrapolated from the album's recordings – but most ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton – The Complete Ode Recordings (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Ode/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 16.98
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 ... (Rock) read more CD

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Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Booker Little & Friend (original recording remaster) ... CD 8.99
Booker Little & Friend ... CD 8.99

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street/Hold On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Avco/Soulmusic.com, 1973/1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
Harmony heaven – a pair of Little Anthony & The Imperials albums together in a single set, with some sweet bonus tracks too! On A New Street is wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Little BeaverParty Down ... CD
Cat/Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... (Soul) read more CD

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Little BeaverWhen Was The Last Time ... CD
Cat/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available When Was The Last Time ... CD 8.99

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Little Beaver & OthersLittle Beaver Songbook ... CD
TK/Shout (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
A heavy helping of Miami soul – all of it composed by Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and performed by Beaver and some of his best contemporaries at TK Records! Little Beaver is easily one of our favorite artists from the 70s glory years of Miami soul – a hell of a singer, a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Little DragonNabuma Rubberband ... CD
Universal Republic, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.99
Dreamy, soul-steeped avant pop sounds from Sweden's Little Dragon! The group has been delivering with atmospheric production, high quality songs, and timeless, genuine soul for long enough that we could consider them veterans by this point – and we're glad they continue to do their thing ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Little MiltonGrits Ain't Groceries (Checker) ... CD
Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by Little Milton – done at the end of the 60s with some hard Chicago soul arrangements from Gene Barge, and an overall style that mixes electric blues with some of the hard soul coming from the city's west side scene at the time! The album's much more of a ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Grits Ain't Groceries (Checker) ... LP 14.99

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Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk ... CD
Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin ... (Blues) read more CD

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Little MiltonLittle Milton Sings Big Soul ... CD
Checker/Kent (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $14.99
Big soul from Little Milton – a bluesman at heart, but one who always had an equal heart for soul as well – so much so, that by the time of these records, he was almost more of a southern soul singer overall! The set brings together a wealth of overlooked gems that Milton recorded for ... (Blues) read more CD

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Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time ... (Soul) read more CD

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Han Litz GroupEpiphany Electrified ... CD
Unconditional Sound (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky flute, in a sweet dancefloor mode – as the work of Han Litz is remixed here by a variety of European producers! Litz has a groove that's already great on its own – a style that hearkens back to 60s and 70s jazz flute players, especially the funkier currents of the latter – ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Charles LloydDiscovery!/Nirvana ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
2 Columbia killers from Charles Lloyd – back to back in a single set! Discovery is a wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Edu LoboCantiga De Longe ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Edu LoboEdu Lobo & The Metropole Orkest ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $23.99
Some of the boldest, most expressive work we've heard from Edu Lobo in years – a beautiful recording with the Metropole Orchestra, who help Lobo regain all the lofty power of his early 70s years! The arrangements here are full, and full of feeling too – lead vocals by Lobo soaring over ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Edu LoboSergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Edu LoboTempo Presente ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1980/1998. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Joe Locke with OrchestraWish Upon A Star ... CD
Motema, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A great setting for the vibes of Joe Locke – set amidst the larger sounds of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra – whose soft flourishes prove to be a perfect backdrop for Joe's rich colors and tones! The format is wonderful – an approach that's hardly done this well with other vibist ... (Jazz) read more CD

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LocksmithUnlock The Funk ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
The only album ever from Locksmith – a group you might also know for their classic backing work on a few Grover Washington albums of the 70s! This set's got the lineup grooving strongly on their own – in an upbeat blend of jazz, funk, and soul that often has the group's deft ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Joe LocoLoco Motion ... CD
Fantasy, 1961. New Copy ... $6.99 13.98
2 of Joe Loco's best albums (Pachanga With Joe Loco and Going Loco) compiled together on one double-length CD by Fantasy! The Pachanga album has (as you might expect) a good set of Pachanga grooves with Joe on piano, Mongo Santamaria on conga, and Willie Bobo on timbales. Going Loco is a bit more ... (Latin) read more CD

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jeff LorberIn The Heat Of The Night ... CD
BMG/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet fusion grooving from Jeff Lorber – going strong here in a tight early 80s mode that combines jazz and R&B with effortless ease! The leadoff title track is a catchy groover, done with lead vocals by Jeff and Maurice Starr – but most of the other tracks on the set are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jeff LorberIt's A Fact ... CD
BMG/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Jeff Lorber shows his equal talents for jazz and soul on this one – working in a tight blend of keyboard and guitar electric funk – one that's perfect for the occasional vocal part! The core sound is fusion, but done in a way that works nicely off of the R&B-tinged experiments of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jeff LorberPrivate Passion ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Jeff Lorber FusionGalaxian ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionWizard Island ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A real classic from Jeff Lorber – the kind of record that crossed-over immediately, and had a huge influence on so many different scenes! The style is smooth sweet fusion – of a sort that Lorber virtually helped invent, and so many others helped to ruin in later years – but here, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Donna LorenThese Are The Good Times – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Beach Blanket Bingo/singles) ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from ... (Rock) read more CD

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Los BrasiliosBrasilian Beat '67 ... CD
Design/Gear Fab, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Los Charly's OrchestraRediscovering The Big Apple ... CD
Imagenes (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
Los Charly's Orchestra rediscover the Big Apple – although given the group's strong approach to Latin music, it's hard to imagine that they'd ever forget the sound of New York! Yet this time around, there's an added element of Latin Soul in the mix – some touches of late 60s and early ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Louisiana RedLowdown Back Porch Blues ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Blues) read more CD

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Louvin BrothersClose Harmony (8CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 8 CDs & Book ... $163.99 175.98
Whoa! An incredible, gargantuan 8 CD box set of the Louvin Brothers complete catalog for the Capitol, Apollo, Decca, and MGM labels in the late 50s and early 60s! Ira and Charlie are probably the greatest country harmony duo of all time – and the set is way too huge to even think about ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Geoff LoveThemes For Super Heroes/Big Terror Movie Themes ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Two soundtrack-themed albums – back to back on one CD! Themes For Super Heroes is a 1979 effort from Geoff Love – one timed to match up with the successful Superman film, but which also features bits from a range of TV heroes as well! Love's arrangements are lush, but often quite lean ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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Mary LoveLay This Burden Down – The Very Best Of Mary Love ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
An amazing journey in soul music – told not just in the music, but in the detailed notes of the set as well! Mary Love is a singer who never broke big, but who cut some wonderful records on the LA scene of the 60s and 70s – a range of work that rivals some of the better-known female ... (Soul) read more CD

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Love, Peace, & HappinessHere 'Tis ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1972. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A tremendous little record from Love Peace & Happiness – a great vocal trio from the early 70s, and one who really shine with this overlooked gem for RCA! The trio were part of the New Birth/Nite Liters universe that producer Harvey Fuqua brought to the label at the time – and they' ... (Soul) read more CD

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LovesmithLovesmith ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Great group soul from the early 80s Motown years – a stellar set from Michael Smith and the Lovesmith group – the quartet he sung with before moving on as a solo act with the group's name in place of his own surname! Michael previously worked in The Smith Connection group in the 70s, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Frank LoweDecision In Paradise ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Deeply soulful blowing from tenorist Frank Lowe – working here in a wonderfully hip group that includes Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Geri Allen on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Charles Moffett on drums. The date really lives up to the promise you might ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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LowrellLowrell ... CD
AVI/Solaris, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Lowrell ... LP 9.99

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Romero LubamboSo Brazilian Essence ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
They definitely got the title right on this sweet set from Romero Lubambo – as the vibe is even more Brazilian than some of his other records – a great batch of solo guitar instrumentals, all with a vibrant quality that takes us back to the early bossa years of Joao Gilberto and Luiz ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Jon LucienI Am Now (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $4.99
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jon LucienPremonition (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful album from Jon Lucien – one that's been far too neglected over the years! This was Lucien's second album for Columbia – and it's a wonderfully strong effort that fuses together jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles, in a manner that recalls some of his best work for RCA – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo DestroyersQue Chevere ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A real old school set from Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – just about the only contemporary combo we've ever heard come close to the classic sound of the Latin Soul scene in the 60s! The album smokes like some rare gem on Fania or Cotique – with wicked Latin rhythms tied up in ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Que Chevere ... LP 18.99

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LuluAtco Sessions 1969 to 1972 (New Routes/Melody Fair/plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 27.98
A great chapter in the career of British pop singer Lulu – one that had her growing up a lot from earlier years, and working in American with some very hip backings! This 2CD package brings together the albums New Routes and Melody Fair, plus a full set of bonus tracks as well! New Routes ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Carmen LundyNight & Day ... CD
Afrasia, 1987. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Beautiful music from Carmen Lundy – her first album ever, and originally only issued in Japan! Right from the start, Lundy is one of the freshest, freest, most soulful jazz singers you'll ever hear – working here with a tight acoustic group that's in an instantly classic mode – ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Carmen LundySoul To Soul ... CD
Afrasia, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Barbara LynnJamie Singles Collection 1962 to 1965 ... CD
Jamie, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.98
The deepest look we've seen so far at the magical mid 60s work of Barbara Lynn – a set that features all the a- and b-sides of Lynn's singles for the Jamie label, plus some unreleased tracks as well! Lynn was a real standout in 60s soul – a self-contained entity who not only wrote most ... (Soul) read more CD

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Cheryl LynnCheryl Lynn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive work from the great Cheryl Lynn – and a key bridge between late 70s disco and the newer grooves of the 80s club scene! The album's a mix of midtempo groovers with a few mellower tracks – and it's got a tight, slightly jazzy sound that was very fresh at the time, and which still ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Cheryl Lynn ... LP 2.99

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Carlos LyraBossa Nova/Carlos Lyra (1960) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1959/1961. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Carlos LyraDepois Do Carnaval ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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 – ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel/People & Love ... CD
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Humphrey LytteltonHumph Plays Standards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Harold MabernGreasy Kid Stuff! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most hard-wailing albums that Harold Mabern ever cut – a bit of a shift from some of his more lyrical modes, and a soul jazz smoker that's almost in a Prestige jazz funk mode! The combo here is great, and a bit of a shift for Harold – with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hubert Laws ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Harold MabernRight On Time ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Bold, soulful work from the great Harold Mabern – and a record that really takes us back to his soaring modal groove of the 60s! Mabern's still got some of the lighter lyricism of more recent years here – but he also seems to pack a bit more punch from a rhythmic tip, too – no ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Galt MacDermotNucleus ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet funky instrumentals from Galt MacDermot – the man known for his contributions to jazz, his legendary score for Hair, and a fair bit of classic hip hop samples over the years! The set's one of Galt's greatest small combo moments – recorded in the funky 70s with a sweet group that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Galt MacDermot/Miguel PineroSun Always Shines For The Cool (voc, inst) ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
A short EP from Galt MacDermot – featuring a rare funky cut from the 70s! "The Sun Always Shines For The Cool" features lyrics by Miguel Pinero – surprisingly poetic, but laid out over a groove that's almost disco in construction – especially on the instrumental take, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Made To Break (Ken Vandermark)Cherchez La Femme ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Sharp improvisations with a decidedly sonic sensibility – music that bridges between free jazz and much more textural moments! The group features Ken Vandermark on reeds – sometimes blowing with forward-moving lines that are plenty bold – sometimes stepping back to merge with the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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MadelaineWho Is She ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked record, but one with a strong Chicago soul pedigree – thanks to arrangements from Johnny Pate and production from the great Carl Davis! In anyone else's hands Madelaine might sound more like an adult contemporary singer – but Pate's grooves and Davis' polish really swing ... (Soul) read more CD

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MadlibPinata Beats ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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 ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Pinata Beats (with download) ... LP 21.99

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New MadlibRock Konducta (2CD set) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2014. New Copy 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
 
 



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