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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)
 
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Rickie Lee JonesDuchess Of Coolsville – An Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Rhino, 1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 3CD ... $16.99
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MatchessSeraphastra (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Cool keyboard sounds from Matchess – a side project of Whitney Johnson from Verma – but a record that almost sounds more like some of the Cluster and Eno projects from the 70s! Instrumentation is relatively spare, and moves forward slowly – these wonderful waves of keyboard and guitar sounds that shift in rhythmic, but quiet sort of ways – carving out a special place in space as some of the vocals drift along with a really languid approach. Overall, the set's mostly instrumental – and titles include "The Need Of The Greatest Wealth", "Locus Communis", "Utterly Delightful Cry Of Outrage", "The Realm Of The Alien Powers", and "Grey Nebulous Distance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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New VariousBay State Rock Vol 1 – The 60s – An Anthology Of Massachusetts Rock N Roll ... LP
Star Rhythm, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare indie singles on one great package – with work by The Vikings, The Reveliers, The Rockin Ramrods, The Improper Bostonians, Teddy & The Pandas, and The Chessmen! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 
 



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