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New Dionne WarwickWindows Of The World (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes, plus bonus track) ... CD
Scepter/Warner (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Seminal later work from Dionne Warwick – an album that perfectly sums up her evolving genius at Scepter Records! Windows Of The World continues the very successful Bacharach-led arrangement scheme – but also features Dionne deepening things a bit more vocally, and also hitting some ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Dionne WarwickWindows Of The World/In The Valley Of The Dolls/Promises, Promises/Soulful (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968/1972. New Copy 3CD .... $19.99
Four albums on three CDs – with lots of bonus tracks as well! Windows Of The World is seminal later work from Dionne Warwick – an album that perfectly sums up her evolving genius at Scepter Records! Windows continues the very successful Bacharach-led arrangement scheme – but ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Donna WashingtonGoing For The Glow ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A tremendous sophomore set from Donna Washington – working perfectly here in the hands of Capitol soul maestro Chuck Jackson! Jackson's touch is wonderful here – just the right blend of cool and class, groove and grace that he brought to some of the label's best at the time – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs .... $19.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Grover Washington JrCome Morning ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Grover Washington blows over some great arrangements from William Eaton – full, but lean too – and with the same sort of slinky groove that always worked best for Grover back at Kudu Records! The sound is tight, but never too slick – that magically soulful approach that always ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Grover Washington JrStrawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1987/1988/1989. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
Grover Washington Jr's first few albums for Columbia – Strawberry Moon, Then & Now and Time Out Of Mind – together in a 2CD set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeCome Today ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Excellent small group work from Sadao Watanabe – easily one of the best Japanese reed players of the past 50 years – still sounding great here on a recent acoustic session! Watanabe plays alto throughout – a definite preferred horn of late – and stretches out in these ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Sadao WatanabeOrange Express ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sadao Watanabe hits a sweet fusiony groove – riding the Orange Express to LA, and picking up some great Dave Grusin arrangements on the way! The album's got the sweetly soulful finish of others from the classic years of Japanese fusion – a style that's as much influenced by mainstream ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Sadao WatanabeOutra Vez ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite sides of music from Sadao Watanabe – his ongoing love of Brazilian jazz and the bossa nova format – served up here in a sweet small group set that's got all the sparkle and charm of his vintage bossa albums of the 60s! Watanabe's alto has this wonderfully feeling ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Sadao WatanabeSadao Watanabe (1972) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive set from Sadao Watanabe – recorded live in Tokyo in 1972, and crackling with the sort of raw energy that really marked his shift as a player in the 70s! The group is a sextet – with electric piano, guitar, bass, and trombone alongside some very free-thinking work from ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSwiss Air ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
A hard-burning live set from the great Sadao Watanabe – still very much in his bolder, more spiritual style of the early 70s – despite a more fusion-styled look on the cover! The tracks are long, and Watanabe's work on reeds is really brilliant – informed and opened up by the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nick WaterhouseHolly ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Damn deep grooves from Nick Waterhouse – a singer we've always liked a lot, and one who really seems to sharpen his edge here with some great elements from older R&B! Nick's already proved himself to be one heck of a soulful vocalist – and this time around he picks up more grit ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Holly ... LP 17.99

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New Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years ... (Blues) read more CD

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. New Copy .... $4.99 9.98
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 9.99

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... (Blues) read more CD

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Lal WatersonTeach Me to Be a Summer's Morning – A Portrait of Lal Waterson (book with CD) ... CD
New Copy .... Mid-February, 2014 (delayed)
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Johnny Guitar WatsonAin't That A Bitch/A Real Mother For Ya ... CD
DJM/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... $14.99
A pair of Johnny Watson classics – back to back on a single CD! First up is Ain't That A Bitch – maybe the best album that Johnny Watson cut during his DJM years – a totally tight, totally soulful set that avoids any fake funk cliches! The record's got some wonderful trippy ... (Soul) read more CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson & The Family Clone/Bow Wow ... CD
DJM/Cherry Red (UK), 1981/1994. New Copy .... $14.99
Two unusual later sets from Johnny Guitar Watson – back to back on a single CD! Family Clone is a record issued with a title that was a bit of a joke – as Johnny Guitar Watson plays all instruments on the album himself, not a "family" group – but the joke stops there, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonListen/I Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... CD
Ace (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy .... $15.99
2 of Johnny's best albums ever! The two records on this CD were the first that he cut for the Fantasy label during his comeback period of the mid 70s, and they both show Johnny turning his earlier bluesy style into a very dope Bay Area soul/funk groove, of the sort that would become his trademark ... (Soul) read more CD

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Watsonian InstituteMaster Funk/Extra Disco Perception ... CD
DJM/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy .... $14.99
Funky treasures back to back – two Watsonian albums from the late 70s on one CD! Master Funk is a great Johnny Guitar Watson side project – a set not billed directly to his name on the front, but which has all the great hallmarks of the best Watson albums from the 70s! Johnny produced ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
1982. New Copy .... Early March, 2014 (delayed)
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl (and recorded way back when he knew how to shave, and didn't have that junglist stubble all over his face!) The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation ... (Rock) read more CD

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Ernie WattsChariots Of Fire ... CD
1982. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2014
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Hans Gunther Wauer/Gunter SommerVerschrankte Konstruktion ... CD
Amiga (Germany), 1986. New Copy .... $16.99
A wild set of duets, with a really unique feel – a rare date that brings the drums and percussion of Gunter Sommer into play with these massive musings on pipe organ from Hans Gunthe Wauer! There's only one other record we can think of like this – an FMP set that had Fred Van Hove ... (Jazz) read more CD

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We All TogetherWe All Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
One of our favorite South American rock records of all time – and maybe even one of our favorite rock albums too – a magnificent set by this sublime Peruvian group – done with a sound that's somewhere between late Beatles, early Bee Gees, and ELO in their prime! Yet the ... (Rock) read more CD
(Great new remastering, with bonus poster too – limited to 400 copies!)

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here ... (Soul) read more CD

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Weather GirlsSuccess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Cherry Pop (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $9.99
The first, best and yes, most successful album by The Weather Girls! The girls had a pretty solid career as singers before they started recording as The Weather Girls – and it's all the more fascinating that they hit it big with a gleaming pop disco style sound this late in the game – ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Success ... LP 1.99

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Weather ReportI Sing The Body Electric ... CD
Columbia, 1972. New Copy .... $5.99 6.99
Beautiful early work from Weather Report – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Weather ReportLive In Berlin 1975 (CD/DVD) ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1975. New Copy CD & DVD .... Out Of Stock
A massive mid 70s live set from Weather Report – a record that has the group stretching out even more than on their classic studio albums! There's an undercurrent of darkness here that we really love – an edge that always makes us feel like things are about to go off the rails, or ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Weather ReportLive In Cologne 1983 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1983. New Copy 2 CDs .... $14.99 17.95
A soaring set from Weather Report – captured here in an early 80s lineup that features great keyboards from Joe Zawinul and sublime saxophone from Wayne Shorter! The tunes are nice and long, and bristle with that power the quintet had at this point – a well-earned tightness that really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Weather ReportLive In Offenbach 1978 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1978. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A really sweet side of Weather Report – a rare live performance from 1978, featuring a tight quartet version of the group! Peter Erskine's drums do a great job of propelling the music from Joe Zawinul's keyboards, Jaco Pastorius' bass, and Wayne Shorter's tenor and soprano sax – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Weather ReportSweetnighter ... CD
Columbia, 1973. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Art WebbMr Flute/Love Eyes ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $16.99
Sweet soulful flute galore – a pair of albums from Art Webb, back to back on a single CD! Mr Flute is a tasty batch of uptempo instrumentals from Webb – a lesser-known funky flute player, but one who played on a huge amount of Latin sessions during the 70s (check your session notes, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chick Webb & Ella FitzgeraldComplete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions 1934 to 1941 (8CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 8CDs .... $135.99 136.00
A massively comprehensive look at the earliest years of Ella Fitzgerald on record – the legendary recordings she made with the Chick Webb orchestra at the end of the 30s and start of the 40s! Ella was way more than just another singer with a band – as her presence in the Webb group ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Limited to 5000 copies – numbered too!)

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Doug WebbAnother Scene ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A really well-done quartet set from tenorist Doug Webb – a really strong player on his own, and a great writer too – but one who seems to sound especially nice in the context of this particular album! The group features excellent piano from Peter Zak, who rounds things out with a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Webster Wraight EnsembleNo Lucky Days ... CD
Miso/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
A really stunning collaboration between Charles Webster and Peter Wraight – the former mostly known for his house music, the latter an arranger for the Herbert big band sessions – coming together here in a lush new sound that's totally their own! There's an expansive feel to the record ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available No Lucky Days ... LP 19.99

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New Wee GeeHold On (To Your Dreams) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cotillion/Vivid (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Great smooth soul from Wee Gee – a wonderful little record from the dawn of the 80s! The album's a great one, thanks largely to Vernon Bullock, who wrote, arranged, and produced with that uptempo modern style that he brought to his best work of the 70s. The soaring title track is a 10+ ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Cory Weeds/Bill Coon QuartetWith Benefits ... CD
Cellar Live, 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A solid swinger from tenorist Cory Weeds – and a record that features beautiful interplay between his horn and the guitar of Bill Coon – both trading lines back and forth, in ways that unlock a rich array of tones and colors! The chromatic palette of the record is mighty wide – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New George Wein & The Storyville SextetMetronome Presents Jazz At The Modern ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Trad jazz at the Museum Of Modern Art – recorded by a small combo that includes George Wein on piano, Shorty Baker on trumpet, Tyree Glenn on trombone, and Pee Wee Russell on clarinet. All players are hip enough to swing with some of the right edges for the modern audience – still in a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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David WeissEndangered Species – The Music Of Wayne Shorter Live ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
A beautiful tribute to the compositional genius of Wayne Shorter – but served up at a level that goes way beyond Shorter's original vision for his music! Trumpeter David Weiss always does a great job of re-exploring the best modern sounds of the 60s – and here, he arranges some key ... (Jazz) read more CD

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David WeissWhen Words Fail ... CD
New Copy .... Early May, 2014
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David Weiss & Point Of DepartureVenture Inward ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A bold musical statement from the great Point Of Departure group – a combo with continuing dedication to re-exploring some of the freshest jazz sounds of the 60s – especially music by the "new thing" generation of Blue Note players like Andrew Hill or Tony Williams! Our hat's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Leo WelchSabougla Voices ... CD
Big Legal Mess, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 13.99
Amazing sounds from the Mississippi underground – sung by an artist with equal parts gospel and blues in his background, and recorded here with a style that's a perfect fusion of both! The album's still got a mighty raw feel at the core, but the songs themselves hang together with hooks and ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Sabougla Voices (with download) ... LP 11.99

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Maxine WeldonChilly Wind ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $29.99
Fully righteous work from singer Maxine Weldon – working here with bigger backings from Ernie Wilkins that mix in a bit of blues, soul, and funk! The style's never too polished, and almost has a similar feel to some of Esther Phillips' work on the Kudu label during the early 70s – ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Paul WellerMore Modern Classics ... CD
New Copy .... Early June, 2014
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James WellsMy Claim To Fame/Explosion – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
A pair of lost club classics from James Wells – back to back, with a lot of bonus tracks too! My Claim To Fame is the first album from Chicago soul singer James Wells – an artist with vocals that often run much deeper than some of his disco contemporaries at the time, and which really ... (Soul) read more CD

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Mary WellsMary Wells Sings My Guy ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
Maybe the most classic album ever from the legendary Mary Wells – and a set that really shows why she was one of Motown's first great singers at the start! Mary's got a way of sounding strong while having her heart broken too – a complicated emotional approach that comes through ... (Soul) read more CD

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Mary WellsOld, The New, & The Best Of Mary Wells (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Allegiance/Varese, 1983. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
An early 80s comeback set from Mary Wells – put together with a mix of newer tracks and remade older classics – as you might guess from the title! Production is by Wayne Henderson, with a relatively contemporary feel – a style that has plenty of 80s mainstream soul touches at ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Mary WellsOne Who Really Loves You/Two Lovers ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of incredible early Motown albums from Mary Wells – one of the label's first truly great singers – in a great single set from Kent UK! Mary Wells never sounded better than in her Motown years – and 1962's The One Who Really Loves You is key proof of her talents, as it's ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Mary WellsSomething New – Motown Lost & Found – Original Recordings 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A wealth of wonderful work from Mary Wells – a set that includes overlooked early singles, a huge amount of unreleased tracks, plus many others that weren't issued at the time – and which haven't been in print for years! This set not only brings together rare Motown singles from Mary, ... (Soul) read more CD
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Wendy & LisaWendy & Lisa (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy .... $13.99
A classic post-Prince project from the team of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman – work that builds off the funky pop sensibility they first forged with the purple one, but which comes across a bit more mainstream overall! There's certainly some of the snappier rhythms that the pair worked in ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kenny WesleyReal Thing ... CD
Wright Brothers, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
The first full album we've heard from Kenny Wesley – a singer with a heck of a great vocal range, and a strong sense of personality too! The album's got a depth that goes way past the goofy image on the cover – as Wesley brings a jazz vocal sense of range to his singing, but mixes ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Frank WessFlute Mastery Of Frank Wess (aka Flute Juice) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Progressive, 1981. New Copy .... $12.99 15.98
An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Frank WessMagic 201 ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.99
Definite magic from the mighty Frank Wess – an even-better follow-up to his previous album of a similar title – and really proof that in these later years, Frank is something very special indeed! We've always loved Wess' work on tenor and flute – a legacy that stretches back to ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bugge WesseltoftIM ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2007. New Copy .... $13.99
A wealth of great keyboard work from Bugge Wessltoft – a beautiful little record with a tremendous amount of sensitivity – hardly what we might have expected from his work of a few years before! The album shows Bugge's full evolution from a dancefloor-oriented artist to a more serious ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Bugge WesseltoftOK World ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2014. New Copy .... $16.99
One of the most unusual albums we've heard in years from Bugge Wesseltoft – an artist who's been moving increasingly towards solo keyboard modes, but who works here with a whole host of globally-based musicians! The record was done in conjunction with the world music festival in Oslo, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Mike WestbrookLove Songs ... CD
1970. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
Fantastic stuff! This groovy groovy record stands as one of the finest recordings ever made by 60s Brit jazz legend Mike Westbrook – a lively and rhythmic meeting of some of the best young talents on the London scene of the time, topped off with incredible vocals from the lovely Norma ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Randy WestonAfrican Cookbook ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A killer album of African-tinged jazz – recorded privately by Randy Weston in the mid 60s, and not issued formally until 1972 by Atlantic Records! The session shows Weston at the height of his modernist experiments – and at a time when his work was going largely undocumented, probably ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Randy WestonNuit Africaine (aka African Nite) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1977. New Copy .... $11.99
Sublime solo piano from Randy Weston – just the sort of record to remind us why his skills in such a setting can always be so great! The tunes are filled with energy and rhythm right from the start – spun out in those long African-inspired lines that Randy first forged in the 50s, but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Randy Weston & Billy HarperRoots Of The Blues ... CD
Sunnyside, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collaboration between pianist Randy Weston and tenorist Billy Harper – two players who haven't worked together in years, but who find a really great space together in this album of spare duets! Randy spins out the kind of longform piano lines he's always done so well ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Dick WetmoreDick Wetmore ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of violin jazz from the 50s – and one of the only sets we've seen from the obscure Dick Wetmore! Wetmore's got a tone that's a lot more sharp and a lot less sweet than some of his contemporaries – this kind of dark edge that's really unsettling at times, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Kenny Wheeler/Alan SkidmoreSwiss Radio Days Vol 28 – Kenny Wheeler & Alan Skidmore ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1978/1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Two 70s jazz giants, three different recordings, all of them wonderful! The set's a perfect showcase for both the trumpet of Kenny Wheeler and tenor of Alan Skidmore – as the recordings, done with the Jazz Live Trio of pianist Klaus Koenig, offer plenty of space for each soloist to stretch ... (Jazz) read more CD

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WhispersLove Is Where You Find It/Love For Love ... CD
Solar/Cherry Red (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic early 80s Solar material by The Whispers – the Love Is Where You Find It and Love For Love albums – back-to-back! The original vinyl release of Love is Where You Find It had one side described as "for dancin" and other "for romancin", so you get a couple of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Barry WhiteBallads ... CD
Mercury, 1970s/1980s. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
Beautiful ballads from The Man – proof that Barry White had a great way with a mellow track and a love song! Of course, Barry was always singing about love, even when grooving – but over time, he really found a great way to use all that energy, but bring it down a few notches too ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michael WhiteSpirit Dance ... CD
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched- ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Spirit Dance (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP 26.99

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Michele WhiteSweet Innocent (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sunshine Sound/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
Sweet and innocent, but pretty darn soulful too – an overlooked set from the late 70s glory days of the TK Records scene – recorded down in Miami with lots of all the right touches! The backings are smooth, but a bit funky too – in that great blend TK was doing once the label ... (Soul) read more CD

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Tony Joe WhiteBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monument/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
Damn soulful work from Tony Joe White – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was so great at skirting both the borders of rock and soul music at the end of the 60s! There's a really fresh, new groove going on here – a vibe that shows an artist who's spent a decade drawing in all ... (Rock) read more CD

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Tony Joe WhiteContinued (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monument/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
Sublime swamp rock from the great Tony Joe White – one of his groundbreaking albums cut for the Monument label at the end of the 60s – a killer blend of southern rock steeped in funky soul! The backings are heavy in Hammond and fuzzy guitars – underscored by some really mighty ... (Rock) read more CD

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Tony Joe WhiteTony Joe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $16.99
Incredible sounds from Tony Joe White – one of the few cats who could really fuse together rock, funk, and soul – and make the whole thing come out as one really rich new sound! There's no hoke at all here, and the album holds up incredibly well over the years – as White's really ... (Rock) read more CD

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Whitefield BrothersEarthology (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 17.98
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
(Comes in a nice gatefold booklike cover.)

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New Ragan WhitesideEvolve ... CD
Randis Music, 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sweet jazzy flute and lots of warm vocals from Ragan Whiteside – a real up-and-comer from the soulful underground, and an artist who's almost a 21st Century answer to Bobbi Humphrey! This album may well be Ragan's best so far – and it features some rock-solid keyboards from Bob Baldwin ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New Barrence Whitfield & The SavagesDig Thy Savage Soul ... CD
Bloodshot, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Raucous rock 'n' soul from Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – who reformed and cut a killer record for the deep soul and garage rock diggers at Munster Records a few years back – and they're doing it with even more soul and savagery for our friends at Bloodshot! The band mixes wild- ... (Soul) read more CD

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Margaret WhitingMaggie Isn't Margaret Anymore/Pop Country (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
London/Real Gone, 1967/1968. New Copy .... $11.99 17.98
A pair of London Records albums from Margaret Whiting – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! Maggie Isn't Margaret Anymore is cool crossover pop from Whiting – a late 60s album that still draws strongly on her roots in jazz, but which also has Maggie trying on some ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Bobby WhitlockWhere There's a Will There's a Way – The ABC-Dunhill Recordings (Bobby Whitlock/Red Velvet) ... CD
Dunhill/Future Days, 1972. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
Bobby Whitlock finally gets his due – in a massive set that reissues the first two solo albums of this key player who worked on the albums Layla and All Things Must Pass! The self-titled Bobby Whitlock is a lost landmark in early 70s roots rock – the first solo album from Bobby ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Marva WhitneyIt's My Thing (expanded edition) ... CD
King/Soul Brother/Passion (UK), 1969. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully expanded version of this classic of funky funky female soul! Marva Whitney was one of the greatest singers in the James Brown stable of stars during the late 60s – and she sang with a hard raw style worth of The Godfather himself! Brother James produced and wrote a good part ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available It's My Thing ... LP 9.99

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WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
(Comes in a great LP style sleeve!)

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New Whole Darn FamilyWhole Darn Family Has Arrived (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soul International/Clinck (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $22.99
An excellent bit of funk – and one of those records that folks were digging for way back in the days when folks were hardly digging for obscure funk records! The album's centerpiece is the classic "Seven Minutes of Funk", a biiiig sample cut from the early days (think EPMD), and a ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Whole Darn Family Has Arrived ... LP 9.99

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New Wide Hive PlayersTurnstyle ... CD
Wide Hive, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Maybe the best music so far from the Wide Hive Players – a group who draw keen inspiration from a 70s jazz generation, but make things fresh with their own sense of timing and rhythm – a kind of fluid yet laidback approach to soul jazz and funk! The legendary Calvin Keys is on guitar, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Wild TchoupitoulasWild Tchoupitoulas ... CD
Island/Mango, 1976. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the weird Meters-related New Orleans parade bands from the 70s – similar to the group The Wild Magnolias, but with a sound that's more in a New Orleans mode than a 70s funk one. The Meters play on the record, and the group sings most of the vocals as well – and production is by ... (Soul) read more CD

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Wildare ExpressWalk On By ... CD
Late 60s. New Copy .... Around April 10, 2014 (delayed)
A pretty groovy set of soul jazz instrumentals – a bit like work by the Young Holt Trio, who were also recording for Brunswick at the time! The feel is nice and tight – almost an Atlantic Records blend of organ and sax, cooked together with some very nice larger orchestrations – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Barney WilenBarney (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most classic albums ever from tenorist Barney Wilen – recorded at a time when he was making big waves on both sides of the Atlantic! The tracks are longer than on some of Wilen's more tightly-arranged albums – which really gives Barney a chance to show off his tremendous ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Barney WilenMore From Barney At The Club Saint-Germain ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
A great little set – never issued before, but recorded at the same time as Wilen's classic 1959 album Barney, caught live at the Club St-Germain with a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Paul Rovere on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. Like the Barney album, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Barney WilenMoshi Too – Unreleased Tapes Recorded In Africa 1969 to 1970 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy .... $19.99
Amazing music from the legendary Barney Wilen – previously unreleased African recordings, done around the same time as his classic Moshi album! Although Wilen was best known as a hardbop giant in both his later and early years, the late 60s also marked a period of really rich experimentation ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Barney Wilen/Alain GouraguerJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 1 – Un Temoin Dans La Ville/J'irai Cracher Sur Vos Tombes ... CD
Universal (France), 1959. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
It's no secret that some of the greatest jazz soundtracks ever were recorded in Paris – and this CD contains 2 of them! First up is the landmark Un Temoin Dans La Ville – recorded under the leadership of tenor sax player Barney Wilen, who had made such a huge contribution to Miles ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Corey WilkesKind Of Miles – Live At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Katalyst, 2011. New Copy Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Corey Wilkes and a great group pay homage to Miles Davis at Chicago's legendary Velvet Lounge in May of 2010! Miles' spirit and soul are in each note here, but the group doesn't set out to simply cover the material – these are fresh, yet deeply influenced perspectives. It kicks ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Andre WilliamsFortune Of Hits – With Gino Parks, The 5 Dollars & The Don Juans 1955 to 1960 ... CD
Fortune/Tuff City, Mid 50s-Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $13.99
A treasure trove of early Andre Williams – cut for the Fortune label from 1955 to around 1960 – with some of his greatest and best known singles of the time, as well as some comparably rare gems! Andre's most legendary for the smoothly charismatic, streetwise R&B sound – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Andre Williams & The Out Of SightersRed Beans & Biscuits – Rare & Unreleased Recordings 1966-1970 ... CD
Tuff City/Soul Tay Shus, Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Some of the best material we've ever heard from Andre Williams' heady 60s funk days – including some tracks that were initially released as singles on the tiny Duo label in Chicago, plus a bunch more that have never been reissued at all! In the setting for the sides, Andre's working at his ... (Soul) read more CD

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Carol WilliamsLectric Lady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1976. New Copy .... Around June 2, 2014
Sweet electric soul from Carol Williams – a rich voice from the disco generation, served up here with some great Philly club arrangements from Vince Montana! The groove is great, right from the get-go – thanks to rhythm from the team of Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker – ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Charles WilliamsLove Is A Very Special Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Rocket (Finland), 1975. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Finnish soul, by an American singer – not the same Charles Williams that you might know from 70s jazz funk albums – but an even earlier talent, really shining brightly here in a soulful Scandinavian setting! The album's a really lost rare groove treasure – a record that almost ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Charles WilliamsStickball ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Full-on funky backings for saxophonist Charles Williams – a set that almost has him in the same territory as Stanley Turrentine during his late 70s years on Fantasy Records, or Hank Crawford over at Kudu! The style here is a bit more lush than some of the other Mainstream Records dates of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Deniece WilliamsSong Bird (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pretty sweet late 70s set from Deniece Williams – produced by Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire – and it sounds like it! The set ranges from catchy, crossover ready funky soul sweetened ever more by Deniece's amazing voice, to more stripped down and intimate numbers. There's a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Gloster Williams & The King James VersionTogether ... CD
Gospel Roots/Henry Stone, 1976. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A massive blend of funk, soul, and gospel – from a small side label in the TK Records universe of the 70s! The sound is like some of the best soul LPs on TK from the time, and the arrangements have a nice warm feel – plenty of sweet Miami elements in the music, especially in the ... (Gospel) read more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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New John WilliamsMissouri Breaks ... CD
United Artists/Kritzerland, 1976. New Copy 2 CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly intimate score from John Williams – recorded right at the start of his bigger fame for late 70s epics, but done with a personal quality that really fits the mood of this unusual film with Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson! The style is definitely western, but in modes that are ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 1200 copies.)

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy .... $10.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the ... (Soul) read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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New Lee Shot WilliamsCountry Disco ... CD
Roots/Henry Stone, 1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Neither country, nor disco – despite what the cover might make you think – and instead a wonderful batch of southern soul that's even rootsier than most of the work from the 70s on the TK label! The album was actually recorded in Chicago with arrangements by Gene Barge – who used ... (Soul) read more CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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Lenny WilliamsChoosing You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $13.99
A killer set from Lenny Williams – done in a smoothly jazzy mode that echoes with a real Fantasy Records groove! Lenny's clearly drawing some great inspiration here from the East Bay scene – working with older Motown producer Frank Wilson on a set of warmly modern numbers that really ... (Soul) read more CD

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Lenny WilliamsSpark Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A real classic from Lenny Williams – most likely his strongest solo album ever! By the time of this set, Lenny had been out of Tower Of Power for a few years, working on his own in the west coast scene. But the real genius here comes from producer/arranger Frank Wilson – once a key ... (Soul) read more CD

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Linda WilliamsCity Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $6.99
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available City Living ... LP 19.99

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Mary Lou Williams/Barbara CarrollLadies Of Jazz ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $10.99
An odd pairing of musicians – but a classic album of piano jazz from the 50s, and some of the more obscure sides by both players! Barbara Carroll works here in a really lovely way that retains the fluidity of her 50s work on RCA, but which also has a slightly rougher edge – a mode that' ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Paul WilliamsPhantom Of The Paradise (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
A soundtrack for a very silly movie – and one of the oddest albums ever recorded by the great Paul Williams – who both sings and stars in the movie as the phantom in the title! The tunes have a surprisingly heartfelt quality that really comes out when you hear them away from the movie ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Tony WilliamsJoy Of Flying ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A key record in the evolution of Tony Williams as a drummer – and kind of a powerful summation of all the changes he'd made in the 70s – before a return to straighter jazz in the next decade! Williams' drumming here is incredibly fierce at points – almost at a Billy Cobham level ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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