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One WayLove Is ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally massive set from One Way – a record that has them sounding even better than ever – drawing on all the strengths of the previous few records, and really knocking it out of the park! Although the group's got a great way with a groove, the mellow cuts here are equally nice ... (Soul) read more CD

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One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/Purpose, 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available One Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) ... LP 3.99

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One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1980) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Al Hudson and One Way – a set that still has the group bristling with loads of funky energy – yet also hitting a groove that's wonderfully smooth as well! One Way were really one of the top of the larger funk combos of the time – and this set's ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Tish OneySweet Youth ... CD
Blujazz, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A vocal jazz album, but one with a nice sort of difference – given that the vocals of Tish Oney are only backed by a bit of acoustic guitar! Yet despite the lack of familiar piano, bass, and drums, Tish has a hell of a swinging sound – one that often leads off a tune without the guitar ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Junko OnishiWow ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $16.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's an exclamatory surprise from pianist Junko Onishi – just the right sort of set to launch a long career in music! Many of the tunes are originals, played with a fierce finish that comes through right away – a heavier left hand than ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Opus 5Progression ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great lineup, and a great sound throughout – really smoking through a batch of all original numbers by members of the quintet – which features Seamus Blake on tenor, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, David Kikoski on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Donald Edwards on drums! Most of these ... (Jazz) read more CD

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OriginalsCalifornia Sunset (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums by The Originals – and one of their most coherent albums on Motown! The record was produced by Lamont Dozier, who also wrote all the songs on the album for the group – and it's kind of a mix of Dozier's strident 70s update of the 60s Motown groove (which he'd ... (Soul) read more CD

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OriginalsDown To Love Town (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best-remembered albums from the mighty Originals – thanks to a surprisingly strong step into club and disco rhythms! The group were always great on the harmony tip – and earlier music often had them really shining on the ballads – but here they work with arrangers ... (Soul) read more CD

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OrlandivoOrlandivo (1977) ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet funky classic from 70s Brazil – one of those records that's found thousands of funky fans over the decades – and which still continues to please! The set's the best-eer from Orlandivo – a soulful singer whose set up perfectly here with funky backings from the great Joao ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Orlandivo (1977) ... CD 18.99

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OrlandivoOrlandivo (1977) ... CD
Copacabana/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet funky classic from 70s Brazil – one of those records that's found thousands of funky fans over the decades – and which still continues to please! The set's the best-eer from Orlandivo – a soulful singer whose set up perfectly here with funky backings from the great Joao ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Orlandivo (1977) ... CD 13.99

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Orquesta El MacabeoLluvia Con Sol ... CD
Disco De Hoy, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
These guys just keep getting better and better – and this time around, they've got such a tight groove, it's hard not to compare the group with some of the best of the 70s salsa generation! Rhythms are right on the money, and the instrumentation is completely sublime – very jazzy, with ... (Latin) read more CD

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Orquesta SublimeSu Majestad El Dancing ... CD
Uniko (Canada), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Classic charanga work from Orquesta Sublime – grooving here at a slightly mellower pace than some of their other 60s albums, but at a level that's still more than rhythmic enough for the dancing promised in the title! The instrumentation is nicely varied – so that sometimes the violin ... (Latin) read more CD

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Genesis P Orridge, William S Burroughs, FM EinheitDecoder – Original Soundtrack (DVD/CD) ... CD
Transparency, 1984. New Copy CD & DVD ... $19.99
A strange bit of German cult cinema from the mid 80s – with an incredible soundtrack! Decoder is based on the writings of William S Burroughs, and the film features the man himself in some key scenes, and other cast members include some of avant rock and industrial music legends on the ... (Rock) read more CD

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ORSBody To Body Boogie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Munich disco, retooled for the Salsoul Sound – thanks to some great remixing for this US version by Tom Moulton! ORS aren't nearly as cold or cheesy as some of their Munich contemporaries – making them a great choice for Salsoul through their tight use of stripped-down rhythms, rolling ... (Soul) read more CD

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Tony OrtegaJazz for Young Moderns ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1958/1959. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible early work from Anthony Ortega – and darn hard to find in any format! Ortega is one of the great unsung modernists of the 50s – and although this set has an outward appearance that makes it look like other Bethlehem sides of the time, Ortega's icy reed work and sharp talent ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Luis Perico OrtizMy Own Image ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.95
A hell of a trumpeter – making his debut here on one of the grooviest albums on the legendary Latin Percussion label! The session's a bit fuller than some of the other LP albums – a crackling blend of jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms – warm, but with some pretty complicated moments, ... (Latin) read more CD

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Riz OrtolaniKiller Crocodile ... CD
Kronos (Austria), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer croc has never sounded so spooky – thanks to great soundtrack work from Riz Ortolani! Ortolani's a name that you probably know best from famous global film success of the 60s – but by the time of this late 80s album, he's really matured nicely – and has a way with dark ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Riz OrtolaniL'Etrusco Uccide Ancora ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
The movie's a spooky one, with some great tense moments in the soundtrack – but Riz Ortolani also brings his warmer sensibility to bear as well, and creates that magical mixture of darkness and light that you'll find in the best Italian film scores of the 70s! The music is mostly orchestral, ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Os CariocasArt & Voices ... CD
El (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $3.99
Not the mid 60s album Arte/Vozes by the great Brazilian vocals combo – a compilation of dreamy material recorded in the mid 50s – in a style that brings breezy Brazilian and American vocal group influences together in a sublime way! The group harmonies and the lead parts are sweet as ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Os CobrasO LP ... CD
RCA (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A landmark session of bossa jazz – about as great as you can get for the genre! This little beauty was recorded in 1964 – and it features work by some of Brazil's greatest bossa musicians of the time: Milton Banana on drums, Tenorio Jr on piano, Raulzinho on trombone, and Paulo Moura ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Os GatosOs Gatos ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
An album of incomparable beauty – one of the two rare albums cut by this legendary group during the 60s, and a bossa nova masterpiece all the way through! The work is guided by a young Deodato – who's moving here into much more complicated territory than his early organ jazz records ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Osaka MonaurailRiptide ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Riptide (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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New Osaka MonaurailRiptide (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Riptide ... CD 15.99

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Jeffrey OsborneOnly Human (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $8.99
A stone classic from Jeffrey Osborne – and a real standout in mainstream soul at the start of the 90s! Osborne's legendary vocals have never sounded better – as there's a warmth in the production that returns him to the grace and power he had when first going solo – a style that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Mike OsborneAll Night Long (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Amazing 70s work from British altoist Mike Osborne – working here with a razor sharp trio that includes Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums. Osborne's tone is already tremendous at the start – but the added rhythmic pressure of Miller and Moholo really make the album cook ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Mike Osborne with Harry Miller & Tony LevinBirmingham Jazz Concert ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Unreleased genius from British altoist Mike Osborne – and a set that easily matches his classic albums of the 70s! The double-length set was recorded live in the mid 70s, and is issued here for the first time – a wonderfully tight trio outing that features Osborne's alto alongside the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – a massive package that not only includes the legendary Inspiration Information album by Shuggie Otis, but which also adds in four bonus tracks to that classic – plus a full other album of unreleased vintage work! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis ... (Soul) read more CD

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Otis Trio74 Club ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Yoshio OtomoMoon Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
Beautiful alto from Yoshio Otmo – a player who brings an old school style of soul to his horn, but who also works here in the leaner, more modern mode of the Three Blind Mice label! The title track starts the album off with a wonderful sense of bite – a brilliant take on "Moon ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Buck OwensChristmas Shopping ... CD
Capitol/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A little goofy, but a great record of Christmas country tunes from Uncle Buck! The title track "Christmas Shopping" is the kind of dated Holiday tune that we really like – a mad little number with a boogie woogie riffing approach, and some silly lyrics about buying too many ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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Buck Owens & Susan RayeMerry Christmas From Buck & Susan (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Rock Beat, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A cheerful Bakersfield honky tonk Christmas album from the late, great Buck Owens – an early 70s Capitol set with Buck singing with sweet voiced country ingenue Susan Raye! This isn't one Buck's better remembered holiday efforts, but it's pretty great – no frills, real deal Bakersfield ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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Owiny Sigoma BandPower Punch ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 17.98
An album that definitely packs a powerful punch – thanks to a compelling blend of sounds from both London and Kenya, brought together in a whole new formation of African groove! The album's a wicked reworking of an older aesthetic – in a spirit that's similar to the really inventive ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Makoto OzoneOzone (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Makoto Ozone has a name that might make you think he's electric, but he's one of the best Japanese acoustic pianists of the 80s – a wonderfully fresh talent who was one of the first of his generation to really bridge the Pacific and reach out to the American scene! Makoto got key early ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Makoto OzoneSpring Is Here ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
The album's got a really classic-looking cover – much more like a jazz session from the 50s and 60s – and it's got a very classic vibe as well – filled with well-crafted, back-to-basics work from pianist Makoto Ozone! The set's got the New York feel that you'd expect from the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Patti PageChristmas With Patti Page (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia, 1965. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Patti Page brings a special sort of warmth to these Holiday tunes – an approach that almost feels more postwar than the mid 60s date of the record – thanks to a seasonal sound that's pretty timeless overall! Patti's singing style is a bit different than on her non-Christmas work for ... (Holiday Music) read more CD
Also available Christmas With Patti Page (Columbia) ... LP

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New Patti PageChristmas With Patti Page (Mercury) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Real Gone, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The first great Holiday album from Patti Page – a mid 50s Mercury album that brought together a host of seasonal recordings made by the singer – most of which show a side of Patti that's a bit different than her hits! Page's vocals here have a straight, expressive feel – ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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PagesFuture Street ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Richard Page and his Pages group come on with a bit more force here on this second sweet set from the 70s – but they're still working strongly in the soulful blend of AOR rock and fusion they delivered on their debut! Pages have a vibe that's a bit like Loggins & Messina or Boz Scaggs at ... (Rock) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2.)

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Marty Paich, Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker, et alJazz City Workshop ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent swinging Bethlehem session from the mid 50s – one that's recorded in LA, but with a sound that's way hotter than most of the label's other west coast sides! The group's extremely tight – and features Marty Paich on piano as the leader, next to great trombone from Herbie ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Marty Paich, Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker, et alJazz City Workshop ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
An excellent swinging Bethlehem session from the mid 50s – one that's recorded in LA, but with a sound that's way hotter than most of the label's other west coast sides! The group's extremely tight – and features Marty Paich on piano as the leader, next to great trombone from Herbie ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Panama Limited Jug BandIndian Summer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
A really wonderful second set from Panama Limited – a group who've dropped the "Jug Band" from their name, and come across here with a very different sound! The album's still got lots of acoustic roots elements in the mix, but the overall conception is very strongly rooted in blues ... (Rock) read more CD

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Panama Limited Jug BandPanama Limited Jug Band (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the stranger jug bands of the 60s – one who emerged in the UK, a number of years after the big wave of such groups in New York – and with a vibe that's much trippier overall! These guys aren't entirely psychedelic, but were certainly born during that era – and really bring ... (Rock) read more CD

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Paper BubbleScenery ... CD
Deram/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
Glorious post psychedelia from Paper Bubble – with soaring harmonies and arrangements that float nearly has high – with an insistent pace thanks to some tight drums and overall tunefulness! It's in the vein of the more orchestrated psyche pop gems, ala the Hollies – and ... (Rock) read more CD

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New PaperheadAfrica Avenue ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the freshest psych albums we've heard in years – a set that gets all the right sort of 60s touches just perfect – but which also has a more contemporary vibe at times too! There's no paisley underground weakness going on, nor any simple mod 60s cliches – and instead these ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Africa Avenue ... LP 11.99

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Paragons & The JestersParagons Meet The Jesters ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
Harmony soul heaven – a rare double-header from two hip New York groups! Both The Paragons and Jesters have a fantastic approach – heavy on group vocal interplay, in ways that really show the evolution of doo wop in the early soul years! There's a heartbreaking quality to many of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1950. New Copy ... $19.99
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Charlie ParkerSummit Meeting At Birdland ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1951/1953. New Copy ... $13.99
A very well-done collection of Charlie Parker performances from the legendary Birdland nightclub – originally presented on radio, but cleaned up here with a great sense of sound! The mighty Symphony Sid can be heard introducing a few tracks, but the main focus is on the music – with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Van Dyke ParksSuper Chief (with download) ... CD
Yep Roc, New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Short instrumental orchestrations from Van Dyke Parks – all previously unreleased! Described as "Music For The Silver Screen" – and inspired by a train trip he took in 1955 – Super Chief is a wonderful set with all the grand grand orchestral sweep of so many of our ... (Rock) read more CD
(CD also includes code for digital download version.)

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New Horace ParlanHeadin' South ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from the legendary pianist Horace Parlan – a sweet little Latin-inflected set that's unlike any of his other records for Blue Note! All of Parlan's work for the label is great, but this album's something even more special – thanks to the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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ParletInvasion Of The Booty Snatchers ... CD
Casablanca/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet club classic from the soulful Parlet trio – one of the best George Clinton side projects during his legendary late 70s run – and a group who've continued to move plenty of dancefloors over the decades! There's a funky energy at the core that really sets Parlet apart from other ... (Soul) read more CD

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ParletPleasure Principle ... CD
Casablanca/Real Gone, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The pleasure principle is in full effect here – a really special sort of feeling that strongly shows off the female side of the Parliament/Funkadelic mothership! The album's got a groove that's way different than most female disco of the time – more offbeat and angular, thanks to funky ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Pleasure Principle ... LP 6.99

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Parliament12 Inch Collection & More ... CD
Funk Essentials/Casablanca, 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A batch of Parliament and Parliament related funk nuggets get a nice CD presentation of the original, rare, and or extended takes that were previously only available on the original vinyl! All told, more than an hour's worth of prime and/or rare P Funk! Tracks include "Aqua Boogie" ... (Soul) read more CD

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ParliamentChocolate City (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Chocolate City ... LP 9.99

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ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein ... CD
Casablanca, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Clones Of Dr Funkenstein ... LP 13.99

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ParliamentMothership Connection (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Here's where it all happens! George Clinton lands the mothership, forges the space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act! The record's got some extremely tight numbers that mix the best of the group's new slick playing with the edginess and naughtiness of the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Contains bonus material.)

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Paul ParrishForest Of My Mind (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Music Factory/Now Sounds (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty incredible bit of late 60s psych pop by singer-songwriter Paul Parrish – and with quite a bit of funk in the mix, thanks in no small part to the Detroit session players – with arrangements by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey! Paul Parrish never became a household name, but he's ... (Rock) read more CD

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Hermeto PascoalZabumbe Bum A ... CD
Warner/Bomba (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A gem of an album from Hermeto Pascoal – right up there with 70s classics like A Musica Libre and Slaves Mass – and done with a similar sort of energy that goes way beyond jazz, way beyond conventional Brazilian music – into territory that can only be described as Hermeto-like! ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Hermeto Pascoal E GrupoFesta Dos Deuses ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
A later album by Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal – but a set that crackles with all the fire and imagination of his classic recordings! The mood here takes us back to Slaves Mass or A Musica Livre – a mad mix of catchy rhythms, tight jazzy solos, and an insane approach to arrangement ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Joe PassFor Django ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
An album dedicated to the great Django Reinhardt – but one that also comes across with plenty of west coast touches! The format is somewhat Django-esque – with lead guitar work from Joe Pass, plus rhythm guitar support from John Pisano – creating some of the guitar interplay you'd ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jaco PastoriusModern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Omnivore, 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the earliest work ever from Jaco Pastorius – rare demo recordings, issued in this format for the first time ever – filled to the brim with the kind of groundbreaking basswork that Jaco helped pioneer! Many tracks are relatively spare, and really give you a great chance to hear ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Modern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 16.99

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Jaco PastoriusTwins I – Aurex Jazz Festival 1982 ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
Jaco Pastorius at the height of his powers – working here on a set of smoking live recordings that feature both the Word Of Mouth Sextet, and a larger big band! The core combo features Pastorius on some really incredible bass – that re-worked approach to the electric instrument in jazz ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jaco PastoriusTwins II – Aurex Jazz Festival 1982 ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Jaco Pastorius at the height of his powers – working here on a set of smoking live recordings that feature both the Word Of Mouth Sextet, and a larger big band! The core combo features Pastorius on some really incredible bass – that re-worked approach to the electric instrument in jazz ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Bobby PattersonI Got More Soul ... CD
Omnivore, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Southern soul veteran Bobby Patterson, delivering what sounds like a lost early 70s classic on Stax or any number of smaller, yet esteemed southern soul labels – but it's actually his first new recordings in decade or so – and it comes courtesy of the ever-reliable Omnivore label! ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Patterson SingersPatterson Singers ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work by The Patterson Singers – a group who were rooted in gospel, but ring out with plenty of soul – in a mixture of spiritual and secular styles that matches the best work of The Staple Singers or Sweet Inspirations! The Pattersons are a lot like the latter – all ... (Soul) read more CD

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New John PattonThat Certain Feeling ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
A brilliantly bubbling session from Hammond genius John Patton – and a set that serves as a real link between the gutbucket soul of his early years, and some of the fresher phrasing he was beginning to explore at Blue Note! Patton's lines on the keys are a wonderful thing to behold (and ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Also available That Certain Feeling ... LP 26.99

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New Billy PaulEbony Woman ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
An amazing early album from Billy Paul – the start of a rich career of sophisticated soul, and a record that really put Paul on the map right away – making him one of the most soulful interpreters of song in the 70s! There's a mix of modes going on here that's a bit similar to the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Billy PaulFeelin' Good At The Cadillac Club ... CD
Gamble/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent early album from Billy Paul – done in a mode that's quite different than his bigger hits of the 70s! The record's almost more of a jazz outing, but with a definite soulful twist – done in this righteous mode that's not unlike some of the best Nina Simone material from the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Billy PaulLately (with bonus track) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very ... (Soul) read more CD

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Billy PaulWar Of The Gods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Freda PayneCome Back To Me Love ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Lovely late work from Freda Payne! Come Back To Me Love is a bit of a throwback to her jazzier 60s years – with a mix of larger scale swing oriented tunes, and more intimate strings and piano backed ballads. It's a welcome move! The album is a win on all fronts. Her voice remains ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Don PeakeHills Have Eyes ... CD
Hitchcock, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Very cool, very moody, and very much in the spirit you'd guess for this landmark film – a batch of short, stark tracks that are sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric, and really build nicely in the best style of late 70s horror soundtracks! Like classics from John Carpenter or Goblin, the ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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New Duke PearsonIt Could Only Happen With You ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Pivotal work from Duke Pearson – a brilliant set that perfectly sums up all the criss-crossing of styles he was working on in the late 60s – and comes up with a wonderful blend of electric jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and just a touch of 70s soul! Pearson plays some sweet Fender Rhodes on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Duke PearsonMerry Ole Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his ... (Holiday Music) read more CD
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Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand The Rain ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Dave Pell SingersMah-Na-Mah-Na ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendously groovy album from Dave Pell – an arranger best known for his 50s jazz sides, but who's working here with a very hip group of singers! The album's got a cool slinky style that's totally great – slightly funky at the bottom, with traces of Sunshine Pop in the overall ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Mah-Na-Mah-Na ... LP 19.99

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Jeremy PeltFace Forward Jeremy ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Jeremy Pelt – a set that continues the bold move forward that he's made with his music in recent years – a great time that seems to have Pelt finding a whole new voice of his own, while also embracing some key inspiration from 70s electric giants like Miles Davis or ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jacques Pelzer with Barney WilenNever Let Me Go ... CD
Igloo (France), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from French reedman Jacques Pelzer – one of the most soulful talents on his scene next to the great Barney Wilen – who, coincidentally, is also along as a partner for the record! The core of the set features Pelzer with the Open Sky Unit – a combo that features ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Dawn PembertonSay Somethin ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
A great Canadian soul singer – and one that we'd rank right up there with the contemporary best from the American underground! Dawn Pemberton's got a great approach here – sliding into the record in a very personal, subtle way (without any sort of "intro" track either – ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Teddy PendergrassThis Christmas (I'd Rather Have Love) ... CD
BMG, 1998. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Later work from Teddy Pendergrass, but a surprisingly nice Christmas album – one that makes strong use of Teddy's great vocals to help transform some classics, and deliver a few great new tunes as well! The production and instrumentation is relatively laidback – mostly just beats and ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame ... CD
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Fame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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New Barbara PenningtonOut Of The Darkest Night – Disco Recharge ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $14.99
A lost 80s album from Barbara Pennington – a singer we normally associate more with the disco generation, but who's still very strong here on a Record Shack session with Ian Levine! The style is still clubby, but slows things down a bit more from the disco years – a snapping 80s vibe ... (Soul) read more CD

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New People's ChoicePeople's Choice – The Casablanca Sessions (album plus bonus unissued tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99
The classic People's Choice album for Casablanca – plus bonus single mixes and unissued tracks! The original album is an extra clubby effort from the group – one that has them moving over to Casablanca after their albums for Philly International, but still staying strongly in their ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Art Pepper & Conte CandoliMucho Calor ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
An amazing little set – one that's got a sound we could hardly expect! The album's a unique Latin jazz session that brings together some of the best talents of the west coast scene of the late 50s – one that features arrangements from Bill Holman, Benny Carter, and Art Pepper – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Peppermint RainbowWill You Be Staying After Sunday ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful bit of sunshine pop from the very obscure Peppermint Rainbow – a male/female harmony group with a sound that was a lot like the Mamas & Papas – blending folk rock and sweet pop into a really sunny groove! The album's worth it alone for the massive title track – ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Will You Be Staying After Sunday ... LP 7.99

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Ivo Perelman & Gerry HemmingwayApple In The Dark ... CD
Leo (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Well-crafted duets between Ivo Perelman and drummer Gerry Hemmingway – recorded in such a way that Perelman moves from tenor to piano on different tracks, which creates a great range of sounds and feelings! Perelman's sax work is often quite angular, and his piano lines more fluid – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Tony PerkinsTony Perkins (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful first album from Anthony Perkins – cut years before he shocked the screen in Psycho, at a time when he was arguably more committed to his role as a singer! Perkins is surprisingly great throughout – with a mellow, masculine approach that's a bit like Matt Dennis at ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Demetrius PerryAnother World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $10.99
An underappreciated, later record on the Tabu label – and the one-and-only album we've heard by dawn of the 90s soul singer Demetrius Perry! The production is a mix of fairly timeless, smooth grooving slow jams, plus little bit nice pop soul and funk touches, a little bit reminiscent of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Perry & SanlinFor Those Who Love/We're The Winners ... CD
Capitol/FTG, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sublime double-header – both rare albums from Perry & Sanlin, together on one CD! First up is For Those Who Love – the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for ... (Soul) read more CD

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Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways/Sweet Buns & Barbeque ... CD
Prestige, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 18.98
2 sides of sweet electric grooving from Houston Person – records that feature his soulful tenor set in larger arrangements than on his earlier small combo Prestige sessions, in a mode that's a bit like some of the larger jazz sets coming out on CTI and Kudu at the time! Like Stanley ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Houston PersonIsland Episode ... CD
Prestige, 1971/1973. New Copy ... $4.99 11.99
A lost treasure! This set features 9 unreleased tracks recorded by Houston Person during the height of his jazz funk years for Prestige – one track with a group that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet – the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Personal LifeMorning Light ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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PersuadersIt's All About Love ... CD
Calla/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step forward for The Persuaders – a set that has the group losing some of the more fragile, more earthy modes of their previous records – and moving into some soaring territory to match their best competition at the time! There's a sweet Philly vibe to the whole thing – ... (Soul) read more CD

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PersuadersThin Line Between Love & Hate ... CD
Win Or Lose/Atlantic (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A landmark album – one of the greatest harmony soul albums of the early 70s! The title cut is one you'll know instantly – as "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of those soul classics that never gets old – and the rest of the album's equally great, with a sublime ... (Soul) read more CD

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothAll Souled Out EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The first EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and one of the greatest debut EPs in hip hop history – fleshed out here with bonus mixes and instrumentals! The original EP material is as stunning as ever, really showing the Pete & CL were in near peak form right outta gate – ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Peter & GordonIn London For Tea (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $29.99
Groovy 60s Brit pop from the team of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller – two cats who have a way of drawing on the harmonies of the Merseybeat generation, then sending the tunes home with a bit more individual charm! Most tracks here are hits from other artists – both British and American ... (Rock) read more CD
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Hannibal Marvin PetersonOne With The Wind ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hannibal made some mighty wonderful music in the 70s – and he really carries that tradition strongly forward on this overlooked gem from the early 90s! The album's not as boldly righteous as some of Peterson's dates for MPS, but it's still got a hell of a lot of soul – a well-blown ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Oscar PetersonThis Is Oscar Peterson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), Late 40s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Rare pre-Verve material from the great Oscar Peterson – a host of early tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s! If you think that Peterson only emerged fully-formed in the hands of Norman Granz during the 50s, then think again – because this work really shows a young player already hitting ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Oscar PettifordBasically Duke ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Basically Duke, but a whole lot more too – a beautiful set from Oscar Pettiford, and ostensibly a session of Ellington material – but one that features some great arrangements that really go past the obvious! Tunes are partially penned by Duke, and material is played by a hip octet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie BurkeBass By Pettiford/Burke ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A split album that combines work from 2 different early 10" LPs on Bethlehem – both led by some of the best bassists to record for the label at the time! The first 6 tracks are classic work by Oscar Pettiford – some of his best as a leader, and cut with a hip group that includes ... (Jazz) read more CD

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PharaohsAwakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scarab/Shout (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dezi PhillipsKickin' It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $14.99
The only full album ever recorded by Dezi Phillips – a set issued at the end of the 80s, but with a bouncy, catchy style that recalls soul music from a few years before! Production is by Bernard Terry – who'd worked with a few other key acts before Dezi – and he brings a strong ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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