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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Paris Smith/New Composers Ensemble53rd St Ghost ... CD
Oracle, 1996. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer batch of modern spiritual soul jazz – with a classic sound that reminds us a lot of the 70s work on labels like Tribe or Strata East! The New Composers Ensemble is led by vibist Paris Smith, an underground Chicago jazz artist who cut a few very enigmatic albums on his own – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Verdelle SmithTar & Cement – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Capitol/Omni, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A beautiful album of baroque soul from Verdelle Smith – a singer who was destined to score big in the mid 60s, but somehow only managed to cut a handful of records before dropping out of secular music forever! Verdelle's got an unusual style that's halfway between Dionne Warwick and Nancy ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John ZornSonic Rivers ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
An excellent session from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, with trombone and electronics by George Lewis, and alto sax by John Zorn! It's got the jagged, freely experimental vibe you'd expect from such a trio, but it moves with a deliberate sonic flow, hence the title, albeit with some sharp edges. ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Snarky PuppyFamily Dinner Vol 1 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2013. New Copy CD & DVD ... $14.99 15.98
Wonderfully organic grooves from Snarky Puppy – a soul combo who work here live, with a really spontaneous feel – and a sound that goes way beyond most other groups in the Neo Soul underground! The liveness of the presentation really comes through – a warmly collaborative spirit ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New Snarky PuppyGround Up (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Grooves from the ground up – played live, with a very spontaneous energy – in the best Snarky Puppy way! These guys have a really wonderful sound that's one of the freshest we've heard in years – a real return to the best energies of on-the-spot soul music – but not in a ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New Snarky PuppyWe Like It Here (Live) (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy CD & DVD ... $14.99 15.98
A brilliant set of live Snarky Puppy, in all their tightly grooving, though boundlessly creative jazzy soul glory – and it's as great as anything we've heard or seen from them to date! The "Here" of We Like It Here is Utrecht, Netherlands – where they recorded it live (with ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available We Like It Here (Live) (CD & DVD) ... CD 9.99

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New Snarky Puppy & Bukuru CelestinAmkeni ... CD
Ropeadope, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
A really cool shift for the Snarky Puppy sound – one that has the group's great live instrumentation serving as the backdrop for Burundi singer Bukuru Celestin! The set's based around lyrics penned by Celestin, but inflected with the warm jazzy style of Snarky Puppy – a live groove ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresClaudette Soares No. 3 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $32.99
Tremendously beautiful work from Claudette Soares – and just the kind of record to show why she was different than some of her contemporaries in Brazil! The album's got a nice little groove on most numbers – even the mellower ones – a style that's a bit like the best Blue Brazil ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Claudette SoaresDe Tanto Amor (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $32.99
Baroquely beautiful pop from the great Claudette Soares – arranged by Cesar Mariano with a mix of jazz, late bossa, and those cool and groovy styles that were really percolating during the Blue Brazil generation! Claudette's voice is strong and proud – stretching over some tunes with a ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresFeitinha Pro Sucesso Ou Quem Nao E A Maior Tem Que Ser A Melhor (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $32.99
One of the grooviest records ever from Claudette Soares – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the amount of groovy work she recorded! The set features backings from the Briamonte Orchestra – who are great in blending subtle funk with larger orchestrations – at a level that ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Claudette SoaresGil Chico Veloso Por Claudette (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
A legendary moment in the history of MPB – as older Brazilian singer Claudette Soares turns towards the work of groundbreaking singer/songwriters Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque! The set was recorded in the heart of the Tropicalia years – and although the record isn't ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Soil & Pimp SessionsBrothers & Sisters ... CD
Vivid (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $28.99
A cheesy cover, but one of the greatest albums we've heard so far from this jazzy Japanese combo – a set that has them sounding even more dynamic than ever – but with a slightly different vibe! The instrumentation somehow feels even leaner, but still has all that very bracing feel from ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Brothers & Sisters (with bonus CD) ... CD 36.99

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Soil & Pimp SessionsBrothers & Sisters (with bonus CD) ... CD
Vivid (Japan), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $36.99
A cheesy cover, but one of the greatest albums we've heard so far from this jazzy Japanese combo – a set that has them sounding even more dynamic than ever – but with a slightly different vibe! The instrumentation somehow feels even leaner, but still has all that very bracing feel from ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Brothers & Sisters ... CD 28.99

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Soil & Pimp Sessions with Ringo SheenaKoroshiya Kiki Ippatsu/Spy High (with bonus poster) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $15.99
A very cool EP from the mighty Soil & Pimp Sessions – and a set that has the group stepping into a whole new realm of music! The fierce horns and sharp jazzy energy of the combo is still at the core here – but the music takes on a bit more of a classic mode, too – almost a ... (New Grooves) read more CD
(Special package comes with a surprisingly large fold-out poster too!)

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Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... CD
Solar/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful, beautiful little record – as righteous and soulful as some of the best spiritual jazz classics of the 70s – and arguably even rarer, as it was only issued on a tiny label from Atlanta! Solar have a sound that uses 3 female lead vocalists in chorus formation – one ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Faith For My Mind ... LP 29.99

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New Tordenskjolds SoldaterPeace ... CD
Spectator/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
An incredibly soulful set of jazz from the Danish scene at the start of the 70s – and a record that's much more in keeping with the spiritual sounds of the American underground at the time! The set boasts some tremendous tenor work from Jesper Nehammar – a player we don't know at all, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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SomiLagos Music Salon ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
We've really liked Somi's previous records, but here she's somehow even better than before – more soulful, jazzier, and with this sort of universal appeal that has his loving the record from the very first note! Somi's vocals slide perfectly alongside some relatively spare, jazzy backings ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Gunter Baby SommerDedications – Hormusik IV ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best examples of the drum skills of Gunter Sommer we've heard in a long long time – and a great return to his Hormusik format from many years back! The album's all solo – and has Sommer working in a haunting blend of percussion and drums – but with sounds that are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP 26.99

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Sendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Sons Of ChamplinLoosen Up Naturally/The Sons/Follow Your Heart ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
All the greatest moments from the Sons Of Champlin – packaged together here in one sweet set! Loosen Up Naturally is heavy rocking, with some nice drums – the kind of record that's kept the Sons in more crates than you'd think over the years! The set's a massive 2LP jammer that really ... (Rock) read more CD

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New SonzeiraBrasil Bam Bam Bam ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Harvest, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
One of the hippest records we've heard in years from Gilles Peterson – a wonderful project that brings together classic and contemporary Brazilian talents, and some key London artists as well! The lineup features giants from the sorts of older Brazilian records that Gilles hipped us to many ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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SospettoNon Bussare Alla Porta Del Diavolo (CD & DVD) ... CD
Cineploit (Austria), 2013. New Copy CD&DVD ... $15.99
Tremendous work from Sospetto – a current group, but one who are steeped in the best traditions of 70s Italian horror films – especially the work of Goblin and some of their keyboard-heavy contemporaries! The grooves here are wonderful – with a vivid vintage feel that makes ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Please note that the DVD is PAL coded.)
Also available Non Bussare Alla Porta Del Diavolo (with CD & DVD) ... LP 24.99

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Soul SearchersWe The People ... CD
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a ... (Soul) read more CD
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We The People ... LP 59.99
We The People ... LP 9.99

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Soulful OrchestraMood So ... CD
Soulful Torino/Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A group that really lives up to its title – and one with a sound that's proudly in the mode of the best Northern Soul of the 60s! The backings are full, and done in a style that's strongly inspired by Detroit soul of the Motown years – a bit rougher and more funky overall, given the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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New Souls Of Mischief93 'Til Infinity (2CD 20th Anniversary edition – with booklet) ... CD
Hiero Imperium/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99
The timeless classic Cali hip hop standard bearer from Souls Of Mischief – given the tricked out 20th Anniversary edition it deserves! As much as we love all the best Hiero output of the 90s & beyond, this is still our favorite, and besides, it's pretty much the blueprint for the ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
(Beautiful expanded anniversary edition from Get On Down – with a bonus CD and expanded booklet – and even the packaging raps. . .playing the title track when you open it up!)

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Space LadySpace Lady's Greatest Hits ... CD
Night School (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Really wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Space Lady – an artist who mostly performed on the streets of Boston and San Francisco in the 70s, but who also managed to make the handful of recordings featured in this set! The tunes are wonderfully spare, and surprisingly beautiful – often ... (Rock) read more CD

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Spanky & Our GangComplete Mercury Singles ... CD
Mercury/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
The complete singles of one of our favorite groups of the 60s – a completely wonderful sextet who started in harmony pop, but grew to do a whole lot more! The earliest cuts have Spanky & Our Gang resonating strongly with the best by The Association, Mamas & Papas, or other Sunshine ... (Rock) read more CD

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on ... (Blues) read more CD

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Richard SpavenWhole Other ... CD
Fine Line (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime spacey sounds from drummer Richard Spaven – a contemporary musician, but one who's got the same sort of an ear for a laidback groove that we love in electric jazz from the 70s! Most tracks here feature prominent Fender Rhodes or guitar – stepping out in this style that's slowly ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Chris SpeddingOnly Lick I Know ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A very unusual second album from Chris Spedding – one that came out quite a few years after his first solo set, and definitely shows the result of Spedding's countless work on other rock, jazz, and soul sessions! There's still a rootsy, personal feel to the music – but there's also a ... (Rock) read more CD

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Sonia SpenceSonia Spence Sings Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
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 ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Leon SpencerBad Walking Woman ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Supremely heavy work from organist Leon Spencer – one of his classic jazz funk sessions for Prestige Records, and a record that shows him opening up his sound a bit more than before! The album has Spencer working in a few different lineups – some with small groups that feature Melvin ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Leon SpencerLouisiana Slim ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime Hammond from the amazing Leon Spencer – heard here at the height of his younger years, when he was cooking up as much magic in the studio as Johnny Hammond or Charles Earland – and really stretching things out, in ways that take the jazz organ format much farther than the giants ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Way more than just a "best of" – as the record is more like a full Spinners album for Motown – issued as a way of bringing together some of the best singles the group recorded for the label! The work's not really hits – at least not at the level of the group's later ... (Soul) read more CD

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SpinnersMighty Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99
About as classic as you can get for The Spinners – and one of the group's marvelous 70s collaborations with the mighty Thom Bell! Before hooking up with Philly, The Spinners were already a wonderful vocal group – but here, in the hands of Bell, they hit a sound that's completely ... (Soul) read more CD

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Spirit FreeSpirit Free Plays Starship (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vega/Numero, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
A trippy little combo with a distinct post-Coltrane feel – stretching out here wonderfully, on a hip little session on a homegrown label! The group hail from the unlikely spot of Las Vegas – but they've got a deeply spiritual sound that rivals the best work on the coasts in the early ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty In Memphis ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldWhere Am I Going ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Sylvia St JamesMagic/Echoes & Images ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Two great albums from singer Sylvia St James – back to back on a single CD! Magic is a stunning solo set from Sylvia St James – previously known as a singer in the great group Side Effect – but an even better act on her own! Sylvia gets lots of great help here from the jazz ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crispian St PetersPied Piper – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Decca/RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A British singer of the 60s, but one who borrows a lot from American folk and country artists at the time – which makes for a really compelling blend with the groovy arrangements of the tunes! The range of tracks here really show Crispian St Peters reaching out to find a sound that's all his ... (Rock) read more CD

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Mavis StaplesOne True Vine ... CD
Anti, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Mavis Staples makes a big nod here to the indie underground that have really helped support her recent comeback – working with production from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, who also contributed new songs to the record – alongside Alan Sparhawk of Low, and the legendary Nick Lowe too! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Celestial Sky ... LP 16.99

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Candi StatonEvidence – The Complete Fame Records Masters ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A 2CD set of Candi Staton – the complete Fame masters recorded by the female southern soul great and producer Rick Hall at the fabled Muscle Shoals studios – including a dozen previously unreleased tracks! It's one heartbreaking, soul stirring masterpiece after another on this set ... (Soul) read more CD

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Candi StatonLife Happens ... CD
Fame/Beracah, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Candi Staton returns to Fame Studios – and the results are almost as classic as her recordings from decades before! The set returns Staton to a secular deep soul setting – and the production and instrumentation are nicely down-home, but never in a way that's cliched or cloying – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeremy SteigWayfaring Stranger ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
A mindblower from flute man Jeremy Steig – his only album ever for Blue Note – and quite possibly his best! There's a stripped-down feel here that beats even the rich soul of Steig's sets for Solid State – a brilliant pairing of Jeremy's choppy lines on flute with the soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence)Lord Steppington ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
West coast veterans Alchemist and Evidence team up as Step Brothers – and deliver a damn strong full length debut for Rhymesayers – with guests Action Bronson, Styles P, Oh No, Roc Marciano, Fashawn, Domo Genius, Blu, Rakaa and more! Alchemist and Evidence are both producer/MC double ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
(Includes download. Rhymesayers goes the extra mile, too, with a nice velvety outer sleeve and a foldout poster.)

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Steps AheadModern Times ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Morton StevensHawaii Five-O ... CD
Capitol/Film Score Monthly, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
If Hawaii was this funky, we'd move there in a minute – and honestly, we wouldn't be surprised if this record did a heck of a lot for the image of state back in the day! The soundtrack is one of our all-time favorites – a driving batch of larger orchestrations that is heavy on ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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New Billy StewartI Do Love You ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
There's nobody like Billy Stewart at all – one of the first big overweight lovers in soul music, and still one of the best – and a godlike talent who was blessed with a voice that can still send us into raptures so many years later! Billy passed way to early to leave his mark in the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Grant StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.99
A great tenorist, heard here in a wonderfully rich setting – a set of long, open tracks that really let Grant Stewart solo strongly – all with the special sort of energy that seems to take place in these Smalls Live recordings! Most numbers push up towards the 10 minute mark, leaving ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Live At Smalls ... CD 9.99

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Sonny StittLegends Of Acid Jazz – Turn It On/Black Vibrations ... CD
Prestige, 1971. New Copy ... $3.99 18.99
2 classic Stitt albums back to back – Turn It On and Black Vibrations, both recorded during his early 70s funk years at Prestige! Turn It On is very firmly the funky Prestige sound of the early 70s – complete with Idris Muhammad on drums, organ by Leon Spencer, guitar by Melvin Sparks, ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Legends Of Acid Jazz – Turn It On/Black Vibrations ... CD 2.99

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Sonny StittSaxophone Supremacy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Stone AllianceStone Alliance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
An amazing little group – and one of the real standouts in indie jazz during the 70s! Stone Alliance are a killer power trio made up of players who'd previously worked for Elvin Jones – and all three of them have inherited a frenzied sense of rhythm from Jones – and that great ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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StylusBest Kept Secret ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A rock group at the core, but one with a very soulful feel – thanks to some tight instrumentation, well-crafted grooves, and a blue-eyed vocal approach that really sets the record soaring! The group hail from Australia, and like some of their contemporaries on that scene in the 70s, they've ... (Rock) read more CD

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SuchTrial & Error ... CD
Arc Sai, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
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 ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Nikki SuddenTexas/Dead Men Tell No Tales (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Creation/Secretly Canadian, 1986/1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 16.98
Nikki Sudden's first couple records for the Creation label – the hugely influential, if somewhate modest selling Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales – in 2CD set, with a lot of excellent bonus tracks! Sudden was always one to balance experimental creative tendencies with more immediately ... (Rock) read more CD

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Super Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD 23.99

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Super Duper Love ... CD 24.99

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Kiyoshi SugimotoCountry Dream ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
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, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Maxine Sullivan With The Scott Hamilton QuintetSomething To Remember You By (aka Uptown) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Concord/Muzak (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from the legendary Maxine Sullivan – and a set that's got a bit more of a contemporary jazz vibe overall! The set's done with the group of tenorist Scott Hamilton – a great player to choose for a session like this, as he's one with a very ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Yma SumacRecital ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
Yma Sumac on ESP Records – a unexpected meeting that's given us a rare concert performance from 1961! The CD features Yma singing live in Romania – working with backings from longtime partner Moises Vivanco, on a set of tracks that mixes older Peruvian roots with some newer, jazzier ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Donna SummerI Remember Yesterday (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Sweet grooves from Donna Summer – who was still a rising star at this point in the 70s! The title is an honest one – for an album with songs that look back at 60s and earlier 70s soul songcraft – and even earlier than that – mostly via the groovy backup vocals. So, Ms. ... (Soul) read more CD
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Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Culture Factory (France), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the last great pop records from Donna Summer – thanks to super huge radio and video play for the title cut – and to a huge amount of tuneful tracks put together by producer/arranger Michael Omartin! By this point, Summer isn't trying to fool anyone that she's a deeper soul ... (Soul) read more CD
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New Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & CongosFRKWYS Vol 9 – Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank (The Album) Icon Eye (The Film) (CD & DVD) ... CD
FRKWYS, 2012. New Copy CD&DVD ... $13.99 16.98
The 9th music & film collaborative effort in the FRKWYS series – in which free-thinking modern work with inspirational elder or otherwise further-traveled figures – this one finding Sun Araw and M Geddes Gengres meeting Jamaican music legends The Congos! M Geddes Gengres is ... (Rock) read more CD

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Avery SunshineSunroom ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Avery Sunshine stunned us with her debut, but she really blows us away with this amazing second set – a record that has the singer not only deepening her sound, but also hitting this really classic vibe that takes us back to legendary music on Stax or Hi Records! The production and setting ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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SuperbsBest Of The Superbs – Lush Harmonies From Los Angeles' Finest Soul Set ... CD
Dore/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Superb soul from The Superbs – a great group from the LA scene of the 60s – and one who never cracked the charts as much as their contemporaries! The group mixes a female voice in with the male harmonies – in a style that doesn't always have the female singer in the lead, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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SupremesReflections ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the later Supremes albums with Diana Ross as the headliner – and the final Supremes album with Holland-Dozier-Holland pulling the strings – and led of by the incredible title track! "Reflections" is a straight up incredible tune – one of those late 60s Motown ... (Soul) read more CD

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SupremesSupremes ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked gem from The Supremes – way after Diana Ross had left them behind, but still sounding great with a funky feel for the 70s! There's a bit more kick in the groove than before – not really disco or club, but this cool undercurrent that almost gives some tracks a Love ... (Soul) read more CD

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SupremesSupremes A Go Go ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the biggest charting LPs by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern groove to them – relying a bit more on a ... (Soul) read more CD

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John SurmanRainbow Band Sessions ... CD
Losen (Norway), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Some of the most upbeat, tuneful music we've ever heard from reedman John Surman – a set that has the longtime great working with an ensemble of Norwegian players, in this wonderfully vivid, colorful mode! Surman's still got plenty of edge on his baritone and soprano sax solos – but he' ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Hiromasa Suzuki & Colgen TrioTriton ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $31.99
Unusual music from Hiromasa Suzuki – an artist we mostly know as a jazz musician, but who emerges here at the head of a great set of soundtrack-styled numbers! The music appears to be done for television in the late 70s – possibly as a sound library recording, we're not sure – ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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Isao SuzukiBlow Up (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Betty SwannComplete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
A tremendous collection of work from the great Betty Swann – a hell of a soul singer who'd recorded previously for the Money and Capitol Records, but who really hit her height on this string of 70s singles for Atlantic Records! Betty never cut a full album for the label, so this period is a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sweet Charles (aka Charles Sherell)For Sweet People From Sweet Charles ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A supremely fantastic album, and one that's always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown's incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from James' singing ... (Soul) read more CD
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Sweet InspirationsComplete Atlantic Singles – Plus ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 27.98
One of the greatest female soul groups of the 60s – and one of the few who really helped to take the format into deep soul territory! The Sweet Inspirations got their start doing background work for countless sessions for Atlantic Records – and by the time of these tracks, they'd ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sweet InspirationsSongs Of Faith & Inspiration ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The debut album from The Sweet Inspirations – a set that has them billed under the name of Cissy Drinkard & The Sweet Inspirations, before Cissy started using "Houston" as her last name – and a record that still has the group very firmly tied to their gospel roots! Like ... (Soul) read more CD

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Swing Out SisterSomewhere Deep In The Night (UK version) ... CD
EMI (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $8.99
Great work from Swing Out Sister – very different than the 80s work by them you might know, with a much more sophisticated sound, and an expansive approach to the musical backings that really takes the work somewhere new! Singer Corrine Drewrey has really matured in her style, singing with ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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SwingersJazz Video ... CD
Rotary/Arision (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $13.99
A sound library jazz set – but one that stands right up there with any of the commercially-released European jazz of the 70s! This hip Italian combo is totally great – essentially a piano trio, but with electric keys as much as acoustic – and often augmented by a bit of ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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SwitchReaching For Tomorrow ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from Switch – one of Motown's leading hopes in the early 80s soul scene, and for good reason too! These guys have a wonderfully well-rounded approach – great on ballads and even more compelling on groovers – a balance here that puts them proudly in the company of ... (Soul) read more CD

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SwitchSwitch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group's got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There's a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, ... (Soul) read more CD
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New Roosevelt SykesMusic Is My Business ... CD
Blue Labor/Fat Possum, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
An obscure 70s album from the legendary Roosevelt Sykes – but a set that captures the singer and pianist at the height of his powers! The format here is very stripped-down – often just a focus on Sykes himself, with the occasional addition of a bit of guitar from Louisiana Red or ... (Blues) read more CD

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SylvesterSylvester/Step II ... CD
Fantasy/Southbound (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $15.99
A massive double-header – one that features the first two Sylvester albums for Fantasy Records! First up is the self-titled Sylvester – a reworking of his older groove into one that we love more than any other that he ever used – a smooth modern soul style, not really disco, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gabor Szabo & Bobby WomackHigh Contrast ... CD
Verve/Higher Plane, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Excellent early 70s work from jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo – a super-dope album that's one of the best he ever recorded! Part of the success of the record has to do with the presence of Bobby Womack – normally a soul singer, but also a heck of a guitarist, playing here alongside Szabo in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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T ConnectionGame Of Life ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
Great lost work from T-Connection – recorded after their big early fame on TK Records, but with a groove that's maybe even better overall! The ensemble is much smaller this time around – not a large funky group, but just a quartet – and one with a tight focus and jazzy groove ... (Soul) read more CD

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T ConnectionTake It To The Limit ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet lean set from T-Connection – still every bit as funky as back in their late 70s years, but with a different sort of style for the new generation! The music's got that great 80s groove approach that Capitol Records excelled at during the time – and the group's a bit more ... (Soul) read more CD

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Miles TackettFool Who Wonders ... CD
Rootdown LA, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
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- ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Eric TaggSmilin' Memories ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A sunny 70s set from Erik Tagg – a record that's halfway between blue-eyed soul and the warmer territory of singers like Kenny Rankin or Michael Franks! Like both of those artists, Erik Tagg's certainly got something of an ear for jazz, and chooses some great elements in the backdrops for ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Tom TallistchRide ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The album's a heck of a great ride with tenorist Tom Tallitsch – a player who's stepped in traditional tones and phrasing, but who can also push things forward with his own personal agenda as well! Tallitsch has a really old school depth to his instrument – a quality that reminds us a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tamba 4Samba Blim ... CD
CTI/A&M (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album by the Tamba 4 – one of 2 albums the Brazilian bossa combo did in the US for A&M Records, during the brief time when they were expanded to a quartet from the original Tamba Trio lineup! The set is completely sublime – a wonderful mix of the group's trademark ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Tamba TrioAvanco ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Tamba TrioMiraculous Tamba Trio (Tempo/Tamba Trio/Avanco) ... CD
Philips/El (Brazil), 1962/1963/1964/1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Nearly 3 albums' worth of music from the legendary Tamba Trio – one of the grooviest groups in the 60s bossa years in Brazil! The trio are quite unique – in that they not only play upbeat bossa rhythms, but also harmonize along with their grooves – in a soaringly sublime quality ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Tamba TrioTamba Trio (1975) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
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 ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Tangerine DreamThief – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Elektra/Perseverance, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
Tangerine Dream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as the film's director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The keyboard textured mood set the ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Horace TapscottDial B For Barbra ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott – recorded in LA in the early 80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too – stretching out with a style that's never too "outsi ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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