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SilvettiSpring Rain (plus bonus track) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $19.99
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The tracks have a harder focus on the ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Spring Rain (plus bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Art Simmons with Bertrice ReadingArt Simmons Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Boite A Musique/Universal (France), 1956. New Copy .... $14.99
Amazing work from a player we barely know – American pianist Art Simmons, really smoking here in a late 50s session from Paris! The date's got a nicely rough-edged feel – but really avoids any of the bluesy cliches that could sometimes creep in when players like this hit the French ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sonny SimmonsStaying On The Watch ... CD
ESP, 1966. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Brilliant work – and one of the rare few albums to feature the genius alto of Sonny Simmons from the 60s! The session has the fierceness of other ESP sessions from the time, but it's also tempered with a bit of spiritualism, too – somewhat more introspective in the heavy moments than ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nina SimoneBaltimore (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available Baltimore ... LP 19.99

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Nina SimoneForever Young, Gifted, & Black – Songs Of Freedom & Spirit ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
The hippest work of Nina Simone's years on RCA – a collection that brings together tracks that really fit the spirit of the title! Although Simone had always explored righteous themes throughout her career, she really opened up during her late 60s/early 70s run for RCA – using new ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)
Also available Here Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy .... $19.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Enrico SimonettiGrazie – Nonna ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1975. New Copy .... $16.99
Swirling strings and stepping keyboards from Enrico Simonetti – an Italian soundtrack composer who also also has a great ear for a sexy groove! Mellower melodies are mixed with Barry White-styled soulful strings – in a blend that creates some excellent funky instrumentals at a few key ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Zoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... CD 5.99

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & Bob BrookmeyerStretching Out ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $10.99
A very well-titled album – as it definitely features Zoot Sims and Al Cohn stretching out – pushing their groove a bit more than on some of their tightly-composed mid 50s sessions for RCA! The lineup is still slightly large – an octet that features Zoot and Al on tenor, plus the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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SJOB MovementMove In The Right Direction ... CD
Academy, 1974. New Copy .... $12.99
Heavy heady funk from the 70s Nigerian scene – a wicked little record that's unlike anything else we've heard before! SJOB is a combo made from ex-members of the group of Sonny Okosuns – all top-shelf players who've clearly got their chops down in the groove department, but are also ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Alan Skidmore/Leszek ZadloEgo Recordings (Thoughts/Morning Rise/SOH/European Jazz Quintet) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $44.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the obscure German Ego label – four different albums, all of them great – packaged here in tiny LP-styled covers too! The set's especially noteworthy for the work of British saxophonist Alan Skidmore – working here on some of his best material ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John SurmanSOS ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
One of our favorite sides of the British avant scene in the 70s – a body of work that's out, but never too out – soaring on spiritual wings one moment, and working in playful blocks of sound the next! All three artists play saxes on the album, and Skidmore throws in a bit of drums and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... CD
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy .... $12.99
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation ... (Rock) read more CD

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SkyySkyyline (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $14.99
A stone classic from Skyy – one of those groups who virtually helped invent 80s groove! Like the best of the genre – such as Slave, BB&Q Band, and others – Skyy have a soulful approach that goes way past the simple cliches that other groups were so content to only muddle ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Slakah The Beat ChildSoul Movement Vol 2 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
Jagged grooves and straight-on beats – served up in a cosmic mix that's even better than the first Soul Movement set from Slakah The Beat Child! The music has the kind of bristle we've heard in a rare few over the years – maybe the best of the best from the Detroit, London, or Tokyo ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $15.99
A stone classic from Percy Sledge – and a set that really put southern soul on the map! Along with the familiar title hit – one of those tunes you'll recognize instantly – the album's a treasure trove of deep soul numbers – done under the supervision of Quin Ivy, in ... (Soul) read more CD

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Slim Moore & The Mar-KaysIntroducing Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays ... CD
Marlow, 2011. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best new funk albums we've heard in years – and one that really does an amazing job of putting equal emphasis on intrumentation and deep soul vocals! Slim Moore comes across like some lost singer from the early 70s funky 45 generation – gritty and upfront, with a quality ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Gary Sloan & CloneHarmonitalk ... CD
Cache Cache/B- Music, 1980. New Copy .... $7.99 15.98
Mighty weird electronic sounds from Gary Sloan and Clone – an Alaska act from the start of the 80s, working with a really unique mix of styles that includes some electrified harmonica on most tracks! The core sounds are in more familiar electronic territory – Fender Rhodes, Arp, moog, ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Harmonitalk ... LP 21.99

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Carol SloaneSophisticated Lady (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $24.99
Carol Sloane's always been a sophisticated lady in the way she approaches jazz vocals – but this set takes things even further, by giving the singer a set of classic Ellington tunes to work with! The approach is great – way different than usual bigger group Ellington vocal records, as ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Slum VillageEvolution ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
Evolution is the title of the album – and it's also the name of the game for Slum Village – whose peak material remains some of the best hip hop to ever come out of the Detroit scene! SV has evolved into a showcase for group co-founder and sole remaining original member T3 – ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Evolution ... LP 13.99

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Sly & The Family StoneHigher (4CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $52.99 59.98
Your Sly & The Family Stone collection just got a whole lot bigger – thanks to this amazing package that's filled with rare recordings, live tracks, unusual mixes, and 17 previously unreleased tracks! Even if you own all of Sly's incredible records from the late 60s and early 70s, this ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Higher (8LP box set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 142.99

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Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (gold CD deluxe version) ... CD
Epic/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy .... $24.99
A landmark album in a landmark package – a set that takes this gem from Sly & The Family Stone, presses it up on a special hi-fidelity gold CD, then cradles the whole thing in special box with a heavy hardcover book with lots of new notes – and a fabric American flag sewn right onto ... (Soul) read more CD
(Limited edition boxed set with embroidered flag cover, 24k gold disc, hard cover book & photos.)

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Leroy SmartDon Tells it Like It Is (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $13.99
The Don tells it like it is – in this classic batch of tracks from one of the sharpest singers on the Jamaican scene of the 70s! Leroy Smart has an edge that's quite different than some of his bigger contemporaries – a vibe that echoes his look on the cover, and which is reflected ... (Reggae) read more CD

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Chester SmithMonster Groove Party ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 2004. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
A sweet mix of keyboards and rhythms from Chester E Smith – a set that's got roots in older Hammond modes, but which also comes across with some warmer contemporary touches too – a mix of modes that stands as a great introduction to Smith's sound. Chester's been working in the industry ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Derek Smith/Dick Katz/Rene UrtregerJazz Piano International ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $15.99
An unusual global session for Atlantic Records – an album that has John Lewis presenting work by three other musicians that he feels are ripe for wider discovery! The set's got some killer work from Rene Utreger – a key Parisian player in the postwar years, working here with dexterity ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gizelle SmithGizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos ... CD
Mocambo/Legere (Germany), 2009. New Copy .... $14.99
A fantastically funky full length set from Gizelle Smith – a hell of a great singer who's really been winning our ears with her funky 45s – now stepping out with an even more badass sound in the space of this album! Gizelle's groove is right up there with the hippest female singers in ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith/Hobo Flats ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $13.99
A Hammond organ double-header – two Verve classics from Jimmy Smith, back to back on a single CD! First up is Bashin – one of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy SmithLa Metamorphose Des Cloportes (plus bonus tracks!) ... CD
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
An incredible record by Jimmy Smith – unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The session is a rare French soundtrack one – recorded in 1965, in a setting that was quite different than any of Jimmy's American sessions from the same time. According to the notes, Smith was just shown ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Johnny Hammond SmithAll Soul ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the first albums ever from jazz organist Johnny Hammond Smith – a set that's got a wonderfully moody, late nite feel – and a depth that definitely lives up to the title! Smith's playing in a trio that features Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – in a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithTalk That Talk ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $22.99
Subtle early magic from Johnny Hammond Smith – the kind of sweet organ jazz set that really set Smith apart from his contemporaries in the 60s! There's a slightly offbeat vibe here that's hard to peg, but which already marks Hammond as one of the more inventive players of his generation ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Johnny Hammond SmithThat Good Feelin' ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $22.99
Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Keely Smith with Count BasieBeautiful Friendship (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1963/1964. New Copy .... $22.99
A great date from the non-Louis Prima years of Keely Smith – a rare radio performance done with backing from the Count Basie Band! Both Keely and Basie are at the height of their powers here – and the album has a format that alternates vocal numbers with some equally great instrumental ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions (UK pressing) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $11.99
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Newly remastered from the original tapes!)

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Lonnie SmithMama Wailer (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Lonnie Smith's rarest albums – and one of the most obscure records on the landmark Kudu label! The set is one of Smith's most far-reaching from the 70s – a bit in the mode of his earlier records for Blue Note, but with a slightly sweeter quality that shows the shift to Kudu ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu Spec 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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Paul SmithBrazilian Detour ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $14.99
Soaring, sweeping piano work from Paul Smith – a fluid player who was already known for his "liquid sounds" of the 50s, and who gets a great showcase here in a batch of bossa-inflected material! The style here is less straight bossa than you might think – and Smith really ... (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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Smith ConnectionUnder My Wings (plus bonus track) ... CD
Music Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $24.99
A sublime bit of east coast soul – and the only full album ever cut by this heavenly-voiced trio! The group have a sound to rival the best of their contemporaries on the harmony soul scene – one that floats along on a light pillow of strings and soul, with just the right amount of ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Under My Wings ... LP 9.99

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Patt Smythe TrioUK Live – With Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Harold McNair Vol 2 – 1967 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $24.99
Live London recordings from the trio of pianist Pat Smythe – a player you might know from his work with Joe Harriott in the 60s – joined here by a great guest star – the American tenor giant Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The setting is very open and fluid – longer live tracks that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Jim SnideroSan Juan ... CD
Red (Italy), 1994. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
Sublime sounds from the Jim Snidero group – a combo that flows wonderfully together as a unit, then breaks out as a strong showcase for each individual voice as well! Jim's alto is tied up tightly with the trumpet of Tim Hagans in the frontline – propelled by Kevin Hayes' dynamic piano ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresClaudette Soares (1967) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $32.99
Beautiful early work from Claudette Soares – a really lovely album of bossa-styled material, but sung with a slightly deeper edge too! The arrangements are wonderful – uncredited on the cover, but really a masterpiece in understatement – that carefully balanced mix of emotion and ... (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 Claudette Soares & TaiguaraPrimeiro Tempo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $32.99
A really beautiful early album from Claudette Soares – one that's maybe a bit more collaborative and experimental than most of her other work! The set features Soares singing alongside a young Taiguara – an artist you might know best for his later, more experimental work – but ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Elza SoaresElza Soares (1974) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), 1974. New Copy .... $15.99
Standout samba from Elza Soares – a cracker of an album from the mid 70s, and exactly the best sort of record to get you started appreciating her talents! Elza's got a great blend here – some of the soulful elements of her samba contemporaries, mixed with a bit of the fullness of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Elza SoaresNegra Elza Soares (12 CD set) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 12 CDs .... $154.99
A fantastic collection of work from Elza Soares – one of Brazil's grooviest singers in the 60s, and an artist who sounded even better in the 70s! The set brings together 22 of Elza's classic albums for EMI/Odeon – 21of them recorded between the years 1960 and 1977, plus one more from ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Elza SoaresPilao + Raca = Elza (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Brazilian singer Elza Soares – a great blend of rootsy samba and jazzy 70s electric arrangements, handled in a style that's warm and bubbling, and which really brings a different sound to Elza! Keyboards and arrangements are handled by Gilson ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Frank SocolowSounds By Socolow ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
A real lost gem on Bethlehem Records – and one of the few albums to feature this tremendous saxophonist in the lead! Frank Socolow was one of the great unsung reed players of the 50s – and although he lay hidden in some of the larger combos of the early part of the decade, he ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New SoftonesSoftones/Black Magic ... CD
Avco/Clinck (Japan), 1973/1977. New Copy .... $22.99
Harmony soul heaven – and two great albums back to back in a single set! The initial Softones album is a stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely ... (Soul) read more CD

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Soil & Pimp SessionsX – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy .... $32.99
A great celebration of a decade in music from Soil & Pimp Sessions – a group with a terrible name, but an amazing sound – and one of the best acts to emerge from Japan in the 21st Century! The group play live jazz, but with a fiercely rhythmic passion that really has things moving ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available X – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions (limited edition – with bonus CD) ... CD 42.99

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Soil & Pimp SessionsX – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions (limited edition – with bonus CD) ... CD
Victor (Japan), New Copy 2 CDs .... $42.99
A great celebration of a decade in music from Soil & Pimp Sessions – a group with a terrible name, but an amazing sound – and one of the best acts to emerge from Japan in the 21st Century! The group play live jazz, but with a fiercely rhythmic passion that really has things moving ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available X – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions ... CD 32.99

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Soil & Pimp Sessions with Ringo SheenaKoroshiya Kiki Ippatsu/Spy High (with bonus poster) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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Joanie SommersCome Alive – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
A great package of music from singer Joanie Sommers – none of which has ever been on CD before! At the core of the record is the album Come Alive – really groovy work from singer Sommers – an overlooked gem recorded after her initial albums for Warner Brothers, and put together ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Joanie SommersJohnny Get Angry ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
Dreamy girl pop from the young Joanie Sommers – a set that's got the lady singing in a style that's a bit more chartbound than some of her later recordings, with lots of cool and groovy backings that give the album a wonderful sense of pep – and a slight undercurrent of sex as well! ... (Vocalists) 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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SonnymoonSonnymoon ... CD
Plug Research, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
Spacey sounds, soulful vocals and a boundlessly creative overall vibe from Sonnymoon – inspired stuff on Plug Research! The Plug Research label has been a reliable resource for leftfield electronic and cosmic hip hop soul styled artists for a few years now, and this is another winner! It's ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Sonora PoncenaAlgo De Locura ... CD
Fania, 1971. New Copy .... $9.99 10.98
The third LP from supremo salsa combo Sonora Poncena under Papo Lucca's direction and a wonderful early production effort from the great Larry Harlow, to boot! Algo De Locura is a great record that's been overlooked for decades and it sounds as great to us as their earlier couple of albums – ... (Latin) read more CD

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SOS (Surman/Osborne/Skidmore)Looking For The Next One ... CD
Cuneiform, 1974/1975. New Copy 2 CDs .... $22.99 24.99
Incredible sounds from this important Brit trio of the 70s – a wonderful combination of the reeds of Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, and John Surman! There's some wonderful use of electronics by Surman, who mixes sounds in sparingly, in a way that sounds beautiful with the saxes of Skidmore and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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SOS BandOn The Rise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1983. New Copy .... $16.99
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available On The Rise ... LP 4.99

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SOS BandOne Of Many Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1991. New Copy .... $16.99
Late in the game for the SOS Band, but a set that still has them stepping far out in front of most of their contemporaries – using that old school funk training to work through newer 90s grooves – all in a style that's got the best lean qualities of the time! Chandra Currelley's in the ... (Soul) read more CD

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SOS BandTabu Anthology (SOS/SOS Band Too/SOS Band III/On The Rise/Just The Way/Sands Of Time/Diamonds In/One Of Many/bonus tracks) (10 CD set) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1980s. New Copy 10 CDs .... $74.99
Every single album by the mighty SOS Band – packaged in one sweet little set, complete with two more CDs' worth of bonus material as well! The group were one of the best funky soul acts of the 80s – and had an amazing run on Tabu Records – all of which is documented here in a ... (Soul) read more CD

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SOS BandToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $15.99
The SOS Band's second album – and a masterpiece of 80s groove! The album's wonderfully tight, and wonderfully right on the money – held together like a pile of money dipped in honey – keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals all sweetly grooving with that post-70s funky feel that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Soul ChildrenThere Always (Finders Keepers/Where Is Your Woman Tonight) ... CD
Epic/Shout (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... $6.99
The post-Stax, Epic southern soul of the Soul Children – 1976's Finders Keepers and 1977's Where Is Your Woman Tonight back-to-back! Finders Keepers is a strong little album by the group – recorded with a very different sound than the Stax work – but one that's still totally ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Soul GenerationBeyond Body & Soul ... CD
Ebony Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
A masterpiece of east coast vocal group soul – one of the best independent harmony albums of the early 70s! Soul Generation had a fantastic approach – a style that was both sweet and tough at the same time, done with slight gangster/pimp touches that set them apart from some of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Soul SearchersSalt Of The Earth ... CD
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99
The amazing second album from The Soul Searchers – even harder, funkier, and rarer than the first! This one blows away everything else the group have ever done – as the record has an angular approach that has the band taking a lot of weird twists with the grooves, creating these dark ... (Soul) read more CD

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Soulful OrchestraMood So ... CD
Soulful Torino/Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
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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New 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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Chris SpeddingBackwood Progression ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $16.99
Very hip work from guitarist Chris Spedding – one of his first albums as a solo artist, but a set that was cut with some of his old bandmates from The Battered Ornaments! Like Spedding, most of the musicians here approach the record with an equal sense of jazz and rock – which often ... (Rock) 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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Spinners2nd Time Around ... CD
VIP/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Pre-Philly magic from The Spinners – a wonderful early album recorded for Motown – done with a heady Detroit sound that's quite different than their later work in the 70s! The album already has the group sounding amazing on the harmonic tip – definitely a cut above the groups ... (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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SpinnersOriginal Spinners ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
Amazing early work from The Spinners – an early Motown record that's quite different than the more famous sound of the group recording in Philly with Atlantic Records in the 70s – done with an even stronger approach on the harmonies, at a level that really gets at the group's roots! ... (Soul) read more CD

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SpinnersSpinners ... CD
Atlantic/Friday Music, 1973. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
A landmark album from The Spinners – one that has the Detroit vocal group making a hip trip to the Philly scene – picking up a whole new sound and rich new energy in the process! A few years later, working in Philly studios would be common for many artists – but this self-titled ... (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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Spirit House Movers (Jihad)Black & Beautiful – Soul & Madness ... CD
Jihad/Son Boy, Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
An incredible relic of the righteous underground of the late 60s from the Spirit House Movers – and one of the few classic albums on the Jihad label! The group was a vocal group of sorts – sometimes singing, sometimes rapping in a Last Poets-styled way – often doing both at the ... (Soul) read more CD

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SpirogyraBells Boots & Shambles (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $15.99
Spirogyra are down to a duo for this album – just singer Barbara Gaskin and guitarist/vocalist Martin Cockerham – but have actually used that shift to bring in some additional musicians too, and really find a great way to expand their sound! The album's got some of the most compelling ... (Rock) read more CD

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SpirogyraOld Boot Wine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pegasus/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $15.99
Compelling sounds from Spirogyra – a group who have some proggish elements, but also a folksy sensibility too – which makes for a really wonderful balance between jamming moments and more intimate sounds! Guitar and keyboards take plenty of place in the mix – often spinning out ... (Rock) read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleChallenge 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Eyemark/Emanem (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Amazing free jazz from the British scene of the mid 60s – some of the earliest rumblings of genius from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – already working here at a level that matches the avant energy happening both in the US and on the larger European scene! Core interplay here comes ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleFace To Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
A classic statement from the Spontaneous Music duo of John Stevens on percussion and cornet and Trevor Watts on soprano sax – music that definitely lives up to the "spontaneous" name, and which is clearly improvised throughout! The material was all recorded live, but with a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleNew Surfacing 1978 & 1992 ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1978/1992. New Copy .... $16.99
A really unique version of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – one that features a trio headed by John Stevens on percussion, cornet, and mini-trumpet – plus guitar from Roger Smith and violin from Nigel Coombes! This new issue of the material is from archival tapes that are far better ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Rosemary SquiresMy Love Is A Wanderer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $29.99
Great work from this British singer of the 50s – a vocalist whose tones match those of the best American gals on the west coast scene of the time! Rosemary Squires sings here with a well-crafted approach to the lyrics – never too over the top, but never too staid either – a ... (Vocalists) 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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Larry Stoneface StabbinsTranscendental ... CD
Noetic (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
Soaring spiritual jazz from Larry Stabbins – a reedman you might know from his recent Stonephace project for Tru Thoughts, or for his seminal work in the groups Weekend and Working Week! Yet the sound here is something else entirely – a righteous side of Larry's music we never would ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Staff Benda BililiBouger Le Monde ... CD
Crammed, 2012. New Copy .... $14.99
A real smoker from Staff Benda Bilili – a record that really grooves right from the start, and which more than holds its own as a musical text – even away from the group's unique stature! Tracks are mostly upbeat, and filled with a frenzy of percussion and guitar – and vocals ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Stained GlassScene In Between – 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), 1965/1966/1967. New Copy .... $19.99
A heck of a great group from the San Francisco scene of the mid 60s – a quartet who mostly worked in the time before the summer of love, but who already show a big flowering of early psychedelic touches! The Stained Glass are a great link between modes – and have the warmth and ... (Rock) read more CD

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Stalk Forrest GroupSt Cecelia – The Elektra Recordings ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
A treasure trove of unreleased material from the Stalk Forrest Group – one full album, other bonus tracks, and their only ever single – all compiled together in a sweet set that documents the pre-history of Blue Oyster Cult! These guys aren't as sinister as in their BOC years, but ... (Rock) read more CD

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Mavis StaplesOh What A Feeling ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Overlooked solo work from Mavis Staples – a set recorded around the time the Staple Singers were making their move into more clubby and modern soul modes – both of which Mavis handles here! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, and still has a deep soul core – but it also ... (Soul) read more CD

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Edwin Starr25 Miles ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
Socking soul, and a key album in the career of Detroit powerhouse Edwin Starr – one that had him stepping forth with a proud, loud groove all the way through! Starr's work was always a bit harder than the regular Motown bag – no doubts because of his more indie soul roots – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Edwin StarrWar & Peace ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
A real breakout album for Edwin Starr – and the kind of full-on set that really helped give his music a bold new focus! Starr had already scored nicely on some playful tracks from the Motor City scene of the late 60s – but here, he emerges as a singer with a lot more depth than before ... (Soul) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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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 19.99

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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 StatonMusic Speaks Louder Than Words/House Of Love ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A pair of late 70s gems from Candi Staton – back to back on a single set! First up is Music Speaks Louder Than Words – an album that's often eclipsed by the Young Hearts hit before it, but which actually comes across stronger than that one! The groove is funky southern soul on the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeremy SteigFlute Fever (LP sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/International Phonograph, 1963. New Copy Gatefold .... $18.99 21.98
Fantastic early work from flautist Jeremy Steig – a 60s quartet session for Columbia that came several years before the funky style of some of his later work – and a damn great record, with lots of soulful touches! Part of this has to do with the rhythm section of Ben Tucker on bass ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Great LP-styled gatefold cover – really beautifully done by International Phonograph!)

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Jeremy SteigHowlin For Judy ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy .... $6.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work ever from flute player Jeremy Steig – cuts recorded at the same massive session, but originally issued on the albums Legwork and Wayfaring Stranger! In addition to Steig's fluid work on flute, the cuts also boast some amazing basslines from Eddie Gomez – ... (Jazz) 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.)
Also available Wayfaring Stranger ... LP 9.99

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Jason SteinStory This Time ... CD
Delmark, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Brilliant work from Jason Stein – a Chicago player who's been making some mighty waves on the avant scene of late, and who really comes into his own with this album! Stein's part of the new generation of avant Chicagoans – players who have a strong knowledge of free jazz, but also opt ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Story This Time ... CD 8.99

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Stein & Mari's DaydreamStein & Mari's Daydream Community ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
Moodier music than you might guess from the lush image on the cover – a really evocative mix of acoustic and electronic elements – filtered together in ways that lie somewhere between the world/jazz experiments of 70s Sweden, and some of the more creative moments at ECM! The music's ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Stein & Mari's Daydream Community ... CD 2.99

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New 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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