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Archie & Edith (Caroll O'Connor & Jean Stapleton)Side By Side – An Evening Of Fun & Songs With The Bunkers ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Manuel ArringtonMeet Your Fun Master ... LP
Sonic, 1977. Very Good ... $13.99
An excellent lost bit of funk and comedy from the south side of Chicago! Manuel Arrington was a heavy-handed small-time comic who played many shows at smaller clubs in the city – and we'd often see him opening for acts like Jack McDuff or Charles Earland, doing some racy "party" type material that always kind of fell flat. However, this album wisely brings in some music to Manuel's act – supposedly played by the Joe Tex Band and Scotty & The Rib Tips. The album features one long funk track on side two – "Messing With The Spank", which is a great little funky 45-type number, with heavy funk from the band, and Manuel shouting away in kind of an Alvin Cash mode. The cut's a lot funkier than your average "spank" number – which is why Manuel's probably messing with it! Side one features straight comedy, recorded at the legendary Roberts Motel and other more obscure points – and Manuel delivers routines like "Take The Drawers Out'a Ya Boo-dy", "In The Men's Room", and "Funny How Some Women Make Love", in sort of a Samuel Jackson rough-edged style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly split seams and stains.)

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CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana BandToo Much Fun ... CD
Alligator, 1995. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print. CD has "X" in marker.)

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Miles DavisBig Fun ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
One of the great Miles 70s groove albums – an album that's often as funky as you might expect from the cover, with a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The noise of previous electric sessions is nicely toned down a bit here – leaving lots more room for soulful grooving – and although the selections were recorded over different dates, there's a very unified feel to the record – as most tracks have a similar groove, away from other Davis electric work of the period. Players vary throughout – and include Wayne Shorter and Sonny Fortune on reeds, Lonnie Smith and Chick Corea on keyboards, Ron Carter and Dave Holland on basses, John McLaughlin on guitar, and Al Foster and Billy Cobham on drums. Titles include "Great Expectations", "Ife", "Go Ahead John", and "Lonely Fire" – and the whole thing kicks! CD

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DaytonHot Fun ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A wonderfully sweet groover from Dayton – a group that's equal parts modern soul and 80s groove – and outta site all the way! The album's big title hit is a remake of Sly Stone's classic "Hot Fun In The Summertime", done in such a way that it's got a cool skating stepper's groove to it – and set amidst some jazzy riffing and ensemble vocals that are totally great. The rest of the album follows in a similar mode – really bouncy and joyous, with mixed male and female vocals stepping out over a set of lean, mean 80s groovers that should have been huge! Tracks include "Hot Fun", "Patiently", "We Can't Miss", "Meet The Man", "Movin Up", and "Gunch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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DVDFun Slides – Slides For Kids (DVD) ... DVD
PDP Productions, 2011. New Copy ... $0.99 19.99
The Chicago steppers scene hits the junior crowd – and comes up with a host of simpler slides for younger dancers! The package is billed as being for kids, but actually works well for anyone who finds some of the more complicated steps too difficult (like us, if you've ever seen us on the dancefloor!) New slides include "Tambourine", "Wobble", "Cupid Slide", and "The Turbo Slide" – and the set has the delightfully grass roots packaging of some of the other Chicago steppers DVDs we've stocked! DVD

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FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch
Record Breakin, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
Not a cover of the Afrika Bambaataa classic of the same name – although the cut does borrow the chorus for its own – and instead some mighty fresh work from Fatnice, set to some crackling cosmic beats! Our favorite is the stripped-down "windy city mix", which has a brasness the Lil Dave mix is missing – and the flipside features Fatnice's own take on the concept of "Favorite Things" – served up with this true school vibe that should make him huge, if the world has any sense of justice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Free DesignBest Of The Free Design – Kites Are Fun ... CD
Varese, Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Very groovy stuff! If you're not familiar with The Free Design, they were a cool easy/jazzy vocal group from the late 60s/early 70s, and they had a sound that was somewhere between The Four Freshmen and The Carpenters, and which also owed a lot to some of the Brazilian vocal groups of the 60's, like Grupo Manifesto or the Quarteto Em Cy. But over and above cool easy vocal harmonies, the group also wrote some pretty keen tracks that had a weird slightly-psychedelic bent to them. We're not saying that they were dropping acid or anything, but imagine what would happen if Karen and Richard Carpenter got their hands on Brian Wilson's stash, and spend the afternoon messing around in his studio – and you'll begin to get part of the picture. Loads of groovy cuts, including "I Found Love", "Bubbles", "2002 – A Hit Song", "My Brother Woody", "You Could Be Born Again", and a cool version of "A Man & A Woman". CD

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Fun HornsNatural Music ... CD
Amiga (Germany), 1989. Used ... $4.99
A record that's got a lot more to offer than just the "fun" promised in the title – and a set with a much deeper feel than you might guess from its wrapping paper cover! The quartet is definitely heavy on horns – soprano and alto sax from Volker Schlott, tenor and flute from Thomas Klemm, trombone from Jorg Huke, and trumpet and flughelhorn from Joachim Hesse – all working here with only a bit of percussion, but mostly just crafting these amazing lines in space between their horns – in ways that maybe echo a bit of the sax quartet style of the time from the US, but which definitely goes way way beyond as well! Things are never too far outside, and at many times, there's this sense of color and tone that almost recall some late 50s/early 60s experiments from folks like Jimmy Giuffre or Art Farmer – with all the sense of swing and soul that might imply. Other numbers have a more contemporary feel – and titles include "Round Funk", "Primo Tono", "Permanent'z", "Kanon II", "Bluestekuchen", "3 Saxophonie Nr 2", "Free Notes", and "Largo Lapidarius". CD

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FunkdoobiestOye Papi (LP, inst)/Natural Fun (LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Buzz Tone, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
2 classics from New Horizons – back to back on a single CD! Something New is something great from New Horizons – the group's second album, and even tighter than the first! Roger Troutman had a very big hand in the record, lending the group some very Zapp-ish touches in their grooves – a great blend for the catchy vocals of the group, in ways that even have the mellow cuts bouncing along nicely! The basslines are tight, but never overdone – and the record's got a real sense of class and timing that takes it way past some of the overly-familiar sides of the Troutman universe. Titles include "Your Thing Is Your Thing", "Something New", "Reaching For New Horizons", "I Can't Tell You", "County Line", and "Your Thing (rap)". Gonna Have Big Fun is a bouncy bouncy gem from New Horizons – a set that's got help from Roger and all the Troutman crew, yet somehow manages to step forward strongly with its own voice as well! There's plenty of bass at the bottom of the grooves, but things are never too popping or too-tight – just relaxed, almost mellow at points, with this wonderful flow that works perfectly for the group's hip vocals. The group's got kind of a youthful approach – almost like a harmony group raised in the generation of P-Funk, with that sort of style as their main inspiration – quite different than the approach of the mellower groups of a decade before. Titles include "Big Fun", "Dance Frite", "U Can Do (Watcha Wanna)", "Love To Spend The Night", and "Get Ready Let's Party". CD

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Elvis PresleyFun In Acapulco ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing – LPM 2756 – with beautiful vinyl and cover, and even the original Elvis inner sleeve!)

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Zoot Sims & Bob BrookmeyerMorning Fun ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1956. Used ... $6.99
CD

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Bob WillsTiffany Transcriptions Vol 5 – It's Fun Dancing ... LP
Kaleidoscope, 1947. Near Mint- ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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XMore Fun In The New World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The last true masterpiece by the greatest rock band to ever come out of the late 70s and early 80s L.A. scene. More Fun In The New World serves in a lot of ways as X's upright middle finger to the early years of the Reagan era, with the anthemic opener "The New World", and the ballad "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts", perfectly encapsulating the fear and loathing brought about by the ridiculous politics that infected the entire decade. The album is very much a sequel to the amazing Under The Big Black Sun, full of razor pop anthems, Billy Zoom's punkabilly guitar acrobatics, and amazing depth thanks to John and Exene's sensitive and perceptive song writing. Awesome! Other tracks include "True Love", "We're Having Much More Fun", "Poor Girl", "Make The Music Go Bang", "Devil Doll", "Painting The Town Blue", "Hot House", "Drunk In My Past", "I See Red", and "True Love Part 2". 4 bonus tracks: demo/alternate mixes of "Poor Girl", "True Love Part 2", "Devil Doll", and "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts". CD

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New Fun FunHappy Station (scratch remix, ext bonus track) ... 12-inch
X Energy (Italy), 1983. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Matthew Sweet100% Fun ... LP
Zoo, 1995. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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New BomborasHead Shrinkin' Fun ... CD
Zombie A Go Go, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Miles DavisBig Fun ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great Miles 70s groove albums – an album that's often as funky as you might expect from the cover, with a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The noise of previous electric sessions is nicely toned down a bit here – leaving lots more room for soulful grooving – and although the selections were recorded over different dates, there's a very unified feel to the record – as most tracks have a similar groove, away from other Davis electric work of the period. Players vary throughout – and include Wayne Shorter and Sonny Fortune on reeds, Lonnie Smith and Chick Corea on keyboards, Ron Carter and Dave Holland on basses, John McLaughlin on guitar, and Al Foster and Billy Cobham on drums. Titles include "Great Expectations", "Ife", "Go Ahead John", and "Lonely Fire" – and the whole thing kicks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Chuck MangioneFun & Games ... LP
A&M, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The cover seems to imply that Chuck Mangione's one of the few cats who can play flugelhorn on a trampoline – but whatever the setting, Mangione's at the height of his late 70s powers here – blowing that clean, compressed style that crossed over beautifully at the time! Chuck's got a way of balancing the sweet and the soulful here nicely – drifting along with the rhythms, so that all the most rounded, open notes of his horn cascade out warmly – yet never in the sort of too-polished mode that would show up later in mainstream fusion. From the perspective of the 21st Century, it's surprising how strong this set sounds – especially on the few numbers that change things up a bit in the rhythms. Titles include "Give It All You Got", "Pina Colada", "I Never Missed Someone Before", "You're The Best There Is", and "Fun & Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Lou RawlsIt's Supposed To Be Fun ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Rod StewartBlondes Have More Fun ... LP
Warner, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rod Stewart steals from Jorge Ben – and gets the biggest hit of his career with "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", this Brazilian funk-influenced disco tune that crossed over big! Also includes "Dirty Weekend", "The Best Days Of My Life", "Is That The Thanks I Get", "Attractive Female Wanted", "Last Summer", and "Scarred And Scared". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and a stain on front.)

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New StoogesFun House – 2CD Deluxe Edition ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, 1970. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Stooges second and best album – and one of the greatest rock albums ever! On Fun House Iggy & the Ashetons took what essentially started as blues-based guitar skronk, set it on fire and shot it straight into the stratosphere. As if the instrumental maelstrom wasn't enough, Iggy's suicidal junky growl adds the terrifying edge that seals the album's reputation in the rock pantheon. A free rock/noise masterpiece if there ever was one – so much better than any of the 80s/90s/00s followers/imitators could ever drum up! Includes the tracks "Down On The Street", "Loose", "TV Eye", "Dirt", "1970", "Fun House" and "LA Blues". Disc 2 features over an hour of rare outtakes, alternate versions and mixes – some of the best moments from the notoriously rare Rhino Handmade Fun House box set from a few years back! Includes alternate takes of "TV Eye", "Loose", "Lost In The Future", "Down On The Street", "Slide (Slidin' The Blues)", "Fun House", "1970" and more! CD
(In the original slipcover.)

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New HamboneBig Fat Juicy Fun ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's quite a cover on the front – and the record more than lives up to the promise of the photo and the cover – thanks to some funky club grooves from the legendary Tommy Stewart! You might know Tommy for his own rare album – or for his underground work on the Atlanta scene of the late 70s – and here, he really makes for some fresh sounds for the Salsoul label, by bringing in a lot more funk at the bottom than usual for the mostly-disco imprint – at a level that really makes the album a unique set all the way through! Rhythms are at the core – and usually snap along at a level that's full, but super-tight – kind of late blacksploitation funk, with just enough kick for the dancefloor, but no throwaway disco cliches at all. And while there's a lady on the front cover, and a bit of female vocals on the record, the main focus is instrumental – sometimes with a sweet harmonica or bluesy guitar in the lead. Titles include "Hey Music Man", "Hambone", "Win or Lose", "One For Jo Jo", "This Masquerade", and "Big Fat Juicy Fun". CD

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New VariousBig Fun In The Big Town – Music That Inspired The Film – 1986 Hip Hop Classics ... CD
Five Day Weekend, Mid 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classics from the mid 80s east coast hip hop master class – BDP, Just-Ice, T La Rock, Skinny Boys, Tricky Tee and Mantronix – benchmark singles, circa '86! This compilation was put together by Five Day Weekend as a soundtrack inspired by Big Fun In The Big Town – the little seen documentary by Dutch filmmaker Bram Van Splunter. Includes "South Bronx" and "9MM Goes Bang" by Boogie Down Productions, "Cold Getting Dumb" by Just-Ice, "Breaking Bells" and "Back To Burn" by T La Rock, "Jockbox" by Skinny Boys, "Leave It To The Drums" by Tricky Tee and "Bassline" and "Ladies" by Mantronix. CD

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New GC CameronLive For Life (re-edit)/Love Ain't Just No Fun ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet edit of "Live For Life" – one that has the beats and strings simmering wonderfully alongside GC Cameron's smooth lead vocals! The tune's a wicked stepper that sounds even better in this edit – and it's backed with "Love Ain't Just No Fun" – a two-step bumper that's mighty nice too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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DialsAmoeba Amore ... LP
No Fun, 2008. Sealed ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Dylan EttingerNew Age Outlaws ... LP
Not Not Fun, 2010. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing.)

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Dylan Ettinger & The HeatSmokin'/Miami Heat (The Stakeout) ... 7-inch
Not Not Fun, 2009. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Samantha GlassMysteries From The Palomino Skyliner ... LP
Not Not Fun, 2012. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Golden DonnaGolden Donna ... LP
Not Not Fun, 2012. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Edwin BirdsongWhat It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
Wild weird stuff from Edwin Birdsong – an artist who's best known for his work with Roy Ayers during the 70s. This effort's got a very similar righteous soul sound to some of Roy's early work for Polygram – with a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and lots of cosmic wisdom – although Edwin also lets his politics get in the groove a bit more strongly, in a manner that's similar to Eugene McDaniels. Includes the spacey club classic "Pretty Brown Skin" – a wonderfully off-beat groover that sounds like it could be a Roy Ayers tune. Other tracks include the bizarre "It Ain't No Fun Being A Welfare Recipient", plus "The Spirit Of Do", "The Uncle Tom Game", and "Mongoose". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Cover has some wear, with a split spine and partial splitting on the bottom seam. Vinyl has a click on side 2, track 4.)

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Body Count (Ice T)Body Count ... LP
Sire/Warner, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Ice T & Body Count's infamous self-titled LP – way more notorious than it should be, and actually a pretty brave move for a rapper circa the early 80s, to roll from a major player in the hardcore solo rap scene – to hardcore punk/hybrid metal! It's fun stuff, seemingly influenced by Suicidal Tendencies (themselves pretty notorious back in the day) – with "Smoked Pork", "Now Sportss", "KKK B**ch", "There Goes The Neighborhood", "Evil Dick", "Body Count Anthem", "Oprah" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New George ClintonComputer Games ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit funk fans, we remember thinking "oh gosh, George has lost it" – but from the perspective of many years later, the record sure sounds like classic P-Funk to us – really picking up where the last few Funkadelic and Parliament albums left off! The album sports a great Pedro Bell cover, features some nice work with Bootsy, includes the hits "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla" – and also features some lesser-known gems that include "Pot Sharing Tots", "Get Dressed", "Computer Games", and "One Fun At A Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dead BoysWe Have Come For Your Children (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1978. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
Sire may have wiped the snot off their noses softly lit the background for the glammy b&w cover photo Dead Boys' second album – but that was only to hide the fact that We Have Come For Your Children is as raw, loud, and sarcastic as the first one! Bators, Chrome & Co are as boorishly N'yawk as possible (they busted up Rocket From The Tombs and ditched Cleveland for a reason, y'know), and the album provides a great studio document of the CBGB's scene at its nastiest. Tracks include "3rd Generation Nation", "I Won't Look Back", "I Don't Wanna Be No (Catholic Boy)", "Son Of Sam" (if this tune, written & recorded in '78 ain't punk, we don't know what the hell is!), "Ain't It Fun", "Dead And Alive", "Big City", "Callin' On You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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Doris DukeLegend In Her Own Time (180 gram pressing – colored vinyl) ... LP
Mankind/Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the few albums cut by this oft-overlooked southern soul diva – and one that mixes Muscle Shoals production with some nice uptown touches! Produced by Jerry Williams, Jr., aka Swamp Dogg! While the title comes of a bit flamboyantly, in truth, this record is an honest, personal, and earthy southern soul should-be classic. It's not only a personal triumph for Doris Duke, it's also one of greatest Swamp Dogg-produced records! Includes "I Wish I Could Sleep", "It Sure Was Fun", "He's Everything I Need", "Since I Fell For You", "Let Love Touch Us Now", "Bad Water", and a cool cover of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". LP, Vinyl record album

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New George Duning/Gianfranco ReverberiZodiac Blues/Orgiastic Ritual ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 50s/Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A cool and unlikely pairing of 2 groovy tracks from 2 different movies that portray black magic in very different ways! First up is George Duning and the Brothers Candoli, with "Zodiac Blues" from Bell Book & Candle – the late 50s Kim Novak/James Stewart classic – in which enchantress Kim puts her seductive charms on Jimmy! The song has a fun little nightclub jazzy vibe, kicking off with a cat's meow to set the tone. The flipside is "Orgiastic Ritual" by Gianfranco Reverberi, an eerily percussive tune from the 70s erotic horror film The Reincarnation Of Isabel –- which uses some sultry moaning to good effect! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Flash EvansLatest News/A Phone Call From Home ... 7-inch
Evans, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Nightclub fun from Flash Evans! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dominic FrontiereBillie ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
A playful little soundtrack for this offbeat Patty Duke film – handled by Dominic Frontiere in ways that are sometimes sentimental and respectful, and sometimes seem to be poking a bit of fun at the subject matter! Frontiere's usually our favorite when he hits an upbeat groove – and there's some nice 60s mod moments here that definitely make the soundtrack work seeing out – kind of jaunty numbers that are real standouts. But some of the mellower moments aren't bad either – and have a nice sort of balance next to the other cuts. Patty Duke sings "Funny Little Butterflies" and "Lonely Little In Between" – and other titles include "Discotheque", "Hold It", "The Girl Is A Girl Is A Girl", and "The Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Dan HartmanRelight My Fire ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the money – a tightly compressed approach to disco that really lays heavily on the hooks – in a style that's similar to where Peter Brown was going at the time, with a similar compressed sensibility that gets past any of the fluff that was drowning others in the disco generation! In fact, it could well be argued that the approach here really helps focus a dancefloor sound towards the modes of the 80s – while still allowing for the fluid soul of the disco years too – a style that's summed up perfectly in the album's extended classic "Vertigo/Relight My Fire", which features famous vocals by Loleatta Holloway! Other titles are all sweet too – and include "Free Ride", "I Love Makin Music", "Just For Fun", "Love Strong", and "Hands Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a 'property of..' sticker & a promo stamp.)
Also available
Relight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99
Relight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the money – a tightly compressed approach to disco that really lays heavily on the hooks – in a style that's similar to where Peter Brown was going at the time, with a similar compressed sensibility that gets past any of the fluff that was drowning others in the disco generation! In fact, it could well be argued that the approach here really helps focus a dancefloor sound towards the modes of the 80s – while still allowing for the fluid soul of the disco years too – a style that's summed up perfectly in the album's extended classic "Vertigo/Relight My Fire", which features famous vocals by Loleatta Holloway! Other titles are all sweet too – and include "Free Ride", "I Love Makin Music", "Just For Fun", "Love Strong", and "Hands Down". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Boogie All Summer (single)", "Relight My Fire (single)", "Hands Down (12" version)", "Hands Down (Hands Up)", "Relight My Fire (historical 1979 rmx)", and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (progressive instrumental rmx)". CD
Also available
Relight My Fire ... LP 4.99
Relight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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New Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. Used ... $8.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the money – a tightly compressed approach to disco that really lays heavily on the hooks – in a style that's similar to where Peter Brown was going at the time, with a similar compressed sensibility that gets past any of the fluff that was drowning others in the disco generation! In fact, it could well be argued that the approach here really helps focus a dancefloor sound towards the modes of the 80s – while still allowing for the fluid soul of the disco years too – a style that's summed up perfectly in the album's extended classic "Vertigo/Relight My Fire", which features famous vocals by Loleatta Holloway! Other titles are all sweet too – and include "Free Ride", "I Love Makin Music", "Just For Fun", "Love Strong", and "Hands Down". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Boogie All Summer (single)", "Relight My Fire (single)", "Hands Down (12" version)", "Hands Down (Hands Up)", "Relight My Fire (historical 1979 rmx)", and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (progressive instrumental rmx)". CD
Also available
Relight My Fire ... LP 4.99
Relight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Mel HenkeNow Spin This! ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
Mel's second album for Contemporary – and every bit as great as the first! The album features Mel on piano, working in quartet format with guitar, bass, and drums – playing lively and playful arrangements of familiar tunes, in a mode that was similar to the live performance style that made Mel a popular act for years in LA. The mode is a fun one – but not too silly – and the tracks have a fresh swing that's quite surprising! Titles include "Toccata", "Little Rock Getaway", "In A Little Spanish Town", "Frenzied Flight", "Cocky Coo Coo Clock", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Willie HutchMark Of The Beast ... CD
Motown/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the nicer Willie Hutch albums on Motown – a killer batch of heavy and funky tracks that evoke some of his soundtrack work from the same time – as well as a more hard grooving album-oriented approach! Willie arranged and produced, and there's lots of nice moogy and guitary bits – plus sweet backup chorus vocals and a few more soaring elements – making this one a cool mix of grittier grooves, stranger textures and a few softer touches. Titles include "Get Ready For The Get Down", "Don't You Let Nobody Tell You How To Do Your Thing", "I'm Gonna Stay", "Mark Of The Beast", "Woman You Touched Me" and "Life's No Fun Living In the Ghetto". CD

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Tizian Jost TrioUnited In The Big Blue ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
We love the piano work of Tizian Jost – a player with a really special way of ringing out his tone on the keys, often with this sort of joyful flow that comes across right away! A few notches either way, and Jost might be too sentimental or too smooth – but instead, he's got this really perfect balance of warmer emotions that comes through especially well on this album's all-original tracks. Each number has this fresh sort of sparkle that really fits the mood of Jost's piano – and the trio features well-matched work on bass from Thomas Stabenow and drums from Mario Gonzi. Titles include "Fantasy In Yellow White & Blue", "United In The Big Blue", "Tizi's Business", "Missing The Right Word", "Room 76", and "Fun In The Forest". CD

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KingsmenHow To Stuff A Wild Bikini ... CD
Wand/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A groovy American International Pictures (which is to say charming and kinda seedy) beach movie from the mid 60s – starring Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Mickey Rooney, and Buster Keaton (!!!) – with an even groovier soundtrack! The Kingsmen really only did 2 songs on the set – "Give Her Lovin" and "How To Stuff A Wild Bikini" – and other songs are sung by the cast members – and it's really fun, vintage teensploitation groovy stuff! Titles include "How About Us", "That's What I Call A Healthy Girl", "After The Party", "Better Be Ready", "Follow Your Leader", "The Perfect Boy", and "Madison Avenue". CD

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New Eric KlossLove & All That Jazz ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $8.99
Great early Eric Kloss record, with a tight organ jazz feel, courtesy of Groove Holmes and Don Patterson. Kloss was totally tight at this point, and less given to the sort of sloppy experimentation that weakened him later. He's backed by two great tight organ jazz groups, and the feel is nice and loungey, but with a good modern edge. Tracks include "Gemini", "Just for Fun-k", and a great version of "Love for Sale". Nice cover too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian jazz scene at the time, and its particularly strong influence from the LA scene, both cool jazz and 60s soundtracks – as well as some key European elements as well! Rhythms are wonderful – lively and loping, but also very gentle too – maybe an influence from bossa nova, but also very individual too. A gem through and through – and tracks include "Bush Theme", "Nature Walkabout", "Lonely Australian Landscape", "Fun Music", "Danger Elements", and "Excitement". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World/Believe ... CD
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of gems from this great 70s funk ensemble! The group may be named Mass Production, but on Welcome To Our World, their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk grooves of the time! Mass Production draw a bit from an Earth Wind & Fire tradition – especially some spiritual undercurrents to hold themselves together – but they've also got some of the fuller funk elements of the best dancefloor combos of the time – like Fatback, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun – all of whom would be a great comparison with this smoking debut. The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and never dips into any disco cliches at all – and at times, the guitars alone leave us breathless – as they chug forcefully over the rhythms, and really propel the tunes into the skies. Two of the best groovers include "I Like To Dance" and "Fun In The Sun" – and other titles include "Magic", "Wine-flow Disco", "Our Thought (To The World)", and "Just A Song". Believe is a massive stormer from Mass Production – a set that has the group's full, funky sound hitting right on the money for most of the cuts – then stepping back to let in a few mellower moments too! These guys were definitely at the top of their game at this point – moving in territory that rivals the tightness of other big funk groups, like Brass Construction or T-Connection – but with some occasional deeper soul sides that show up nicely on the slower cuts. Titles include the sweet moogy number "Cosmic Lust", which we really love – plus "Free & Happy", "I Believe In Music", "We Love You", "Superlative" and "People Get Up". CD

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... CD
Chess (Japan), Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really tremendous work from Memphis Slim – a set of early 50s recordings for Chess Records, most of which have a style that mixes equal parts jazz and blues! Slim's definitely got some bluesy phrasing in his piano, but he also echoes an older generation of jazz pianists too – especially the late 30s boogie crowd. Yet his vocals at times also have some surprisingly sophisticated elements, almost that transformation of blues that took place on the west coast in the postwar years – with singers like Charles Brown or Johnny Moore. We never would have thought to put Memphis Slim in the same territory as that late 40s LA scene, but the sound here definitely has a link – especially when tenor or alto sax come into the grooves. Great stuff all around – and titles include "Marack", "Havin Fun", "Mother Earth", "Slim's Blues", "Really Got The Blues", and "Tijuana". CD

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Franco MicalizziDelitto A Porta Romana ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A later soundtrack Franco Micalizzi, Delitto A Romana – done with funky elements you'd expect from an early 70s Italian police flick – even though this one was done in 1980! It's fun stuff, with some some funky horns and jazz flute – plus some disco influenced guitar grooves. It's also got some straighter suspense soundtrack sounds, and some odd electronic touches here and there. Includes 14 sequences, with some varied sounds and changed up styles, but it always comes back to the funky cop/crime caper groove. Cool stuff! CD
(Limited edition.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet With Jimmy GiuffreModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Jimmy Giuffre ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great addition to the Modern Jazz Quartet – as the clarinet of Jimmy Giuffre brings a sharp modern edge to the record! The album's similar to the other MJQ Music Inn date with Sonny Rollins – and shows how the addition of a reed player can really unlock new colors, tones, and possibilities in the sounds of the group. And in this case, given the Giuffre's at the height of his early powers – coming off some sublime trio dates for Atlantic – the pairing of players is completely sublime! Titles include "A Fugue At Music Inn", "Serenade", and "Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with the "long playing unbreakable" logo and deep groove. Cover is in great shape – and vinyl is very nice!)

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Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Globe-trotting funky music from The Natural Yogurt Band – the group's second proper album – an even farther reaching and more perfectly executed blend of pulpy Sound Library styled jazz funk and all around playful grooves! The NYB is essentially a duo – Miles Newbold plays keys, vibes, flutes, percussion and effects– plus Wayne Fullwood plays drums and bass. The approach is instrumentals based (though both players contribute vocals when the rare duty calls), and while there's a playful groove throughout, it's seriously well done and never comes off as cheeky Sound Library homage or kitsch. It's as dexterously impressive as it is groovy and fun! Titles include "Weak Without Wine", "Invisible Ink", "Romance In Blue", "Horn", "Forever Drowning", "Eastern Outro", "Clocks", "Psalm", "Tweed Suit" and many more. CD

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NERD (Neptunes)Fly Or Die ... CD
Virgin, 2004. Used ... $1.99
NERD is the first hip hop bar band – and if they accomplish nothing more than that, we love them dearly for it! Two albums into their career (or three, if you count the alternate versions of the debut), we still don't know what NERD's really trying to accomplish – but it's starting to look like they don't either, and maybe that's why their records are such great fun. You'd think that a couple of cats who've made their name as the most in-demand electro studio wizards in the world would have something serious to say with their actual band (live drums, organ, bass and guitar are out front on most tracks) – and they do indeed have a few tracks with some almost alarmingly serious subject matter. But there are also stretches in which Pharell seems to be making the lyrics up as he goes along, and makes with the sexual braggadocio and the spaceship-sized asses he wants to take a ride on. The Neptunes don't have to be the Neptunes all the time – NERD's all about catchy-as-hell, funky synth rock. If they weren't millionaires you'd want to hire them for your backyard throwdown. Take that or leave it. We'll take it! "Don't Worry About It", "Fly Or Die", "Backseat Love", the great single "She Wants To Move", "Jump", "Drill Sargeant", "Thrasher", "The Way She Dances" and more. CD

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays The Jerome Kern Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A late songbook entry for Oscar Peterson, and a great one too – a record that really has Peterson setting fire to a host of classic Jerome Kern compositions, in his legendary trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! Thigpen's unique rhythmic conception brings a lot to the record – whimsically stepping out from the bottom to match Peterson's fluid touch on the top – and in a way, it's almost the solid, soulful pulse of Brown that glues the whole thing together, letting the other trio members really have some fun with the tunes. Titles include "Bill", "I Won't Dance", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Pick Yourself Up", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Yesterdays", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". CD

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Frank Popp EnsembleRide On (original version) ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2001. Used ... $9.99
Modern mod groovers – a serious 60s retro sound in force, mixing Hammond organ, bossa beats, jangly guitars, and a bit of Motown soul – very much in the Blow Up kind of style, with perhaps a bit more of a modern bounce in the beats! There's some campy elements to the overall production – but in a way that keeps the whole set fun and fresh, not as sleepy as some recent efforts in this mode, and with twists and turns that will keep you listening through the end again and again. Titles include "Belly Bossanova", "The Thing Demands", "Hurry Up", "Frenzy", "Catwalk", "High Voltage", and "Hip Teens", as well as "Frenzy", "Comin Home Baby", and "The Rural Assiduity" which are not included on the revised version CD. CD
(Out of print, packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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PrinceMusicology ... CD
NPG, 2004. Used ... $1.99
A very strong album by the one-and-only Prince – maybe the catchiest, most rewarding full length by the royal one since the Revolution days! Musicology is most notable for the undeniable exuberance and joy that vibrates from the speakers, track after track. Prince seems to be having fun on this one, and as much as we admired the freaky prog funk of his previous album The Rainbow Children (even if it was pretty damn puzzling), it's great to have these big, Revolution style funk rock party numbers back in the cannon. All praise aside, we have to admit we're just a little bit baffled by the relentless hype and fawning, over-baked love this album has gotten in mainstream publications, but our beef is with toothless entertainment "journalists" and "critics", not with Prince. Highly recommended! Tracks include "Musicology", "A Million Days", "Life O' The Party" ,"Call My Name", "Cinnamon Girl" (not the Neil Young song), "What Do U Want Me 2 Do?", "On The Couch" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Prince & 3rdeyegirlPlectrumelectrum ... CD
Warner, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
One of a pair of Prince records released on the same day – and this one that finds him in a lean, hard-hitting funk rock mode that we always love from him – and deservedly sharing credit with his 3rdeyegirl group. It's honestly a lot of fun to hear Prince having this much fun himself, in a small combo psych-rock-soul guitar mode – letting his Hendrix and Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic imflunces fly, and recalling his his own trailblazing 80s style. The 3rdeyegirl trio of Donna Grantis, Hannah "Ford" Welton and Ida Nielson more sharp indeed. Nice stuff! Titles include "Wow", "Pretzelbodylogic", "Aintturninaround", "Plectrumelectrum", "Whitecaps", "Fixurlifeup", "Boytrouble", "Stopthistrain", "Anotherlove", "Tictactoe", Marz" and "Funkinroll". CD

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Sun RaThis Planet Is Doomed – The Science Fiction Poetry Of Sun Ra (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2011. New Copy Book ... $12.99
The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra – complete and unabidged – in a great, kinda old school hip pocket paperback-styled tome from Kicks Books! As revered as Sun Ra is, was, and will forever be as one of the great avant garde bandleaders and all around musical innovators of the 20th Century, his work as an Afro-futurist poet is overlooked. This book aims to change that, but not in a precious way at all. It's sort of presented as a fun little pulp paperback. Includes a nice forward by Amiri Baraka and an intro by science fiction historian Bhob Stewart, who does a terrific job of detailing Ra's 60s poetry and his quite genuine relevence in that realm! Paperback, 124 pages. Book

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New Nelson Riddle/Adam West & Burt WardBatman – Original Television Soundtrack ... LP
20th Century/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Holy Soundtracks! Of all the knock-off Batman albums from the 60s, this one's the only legit soundtrack to the Batman TV show – and it's way way better than any other piece of vinyl with the Batman logo at the time! The album is every bit as great as you might think – as it's got the full flavor of the campy television classic – with loads of the original music from the show – the themes you remember, as you heard them, and not a bunch of watered-down tracks inspired by the show – plus (and this is the best part!), the record has loads of dialogue from the TV show in between the tracks – cool exclamations from Adam West, Burt Ward, and others – which makes listening to the record as fun as watching the show! Titles include "Batman Pows The Penguin", "Batman Riddles The Riddler", "Gotham City", "Batman Thaws Mr Freeze", and "To The Batmobile!" LP, Vinyl record album

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New Evan RogersLove Games (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A pretty sweet 80s synth/pop/funk/R&B set by Evan Rogers – a few years after his time in the funky soul group Dayton (which is what we know Evan best for around here) – a mid 80s album that's heavy with the synthy sounds of the era and highlighted by some catchy songs and Evan's genuinely great voice! There's a song here called "Don't Jump To Conclusions", and that could be the unofficial motto after you see Evan's uber 80s coif and style on the cover – but this is a really fun record worth checking out! His voice is warm and genuinely soulful and the songs are insistent as can be. Includes "Hold On", a cool cover of Prince's "Private Joy" with some searing guitar as a counterweight to the electro soundscapes, "Full-Time Lover", "Sweet 16", "1-Track Mind", "Be Mine Tonight" and more. This 2011 edition from FTG has 3 bonus tracks: "Secret Love (12" Version)", "Stay Here With Me (12" Version)" and "Hold On (Remix)". CD

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SantanaSantana (1969) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Ok, so you were once embarrassed to have this in your collection – and sold it off so your buddies at college wouldn't make fun of you. Now, though, you treasure it as a crossover Latin Funk classic – with the kind of soaring guitar/organ grooves that were the brilliant sound of the 70s for the West Coast scene, a whole new way of playing Latin Soul that blew away the New York sound of the late 70s. Titles include "Persuasion", "Evil Ways", "Savor", "Jingo", "Soul Sacrifice", and "Shades of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Ronnie Scott/Phil SeamenRonnie Scott Quintet & The Phil Seamen Quintet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1956. New Copy ... $66.99
A great BBC Jazz Club 45 session from legendary British jazz quintets led by tenor Ronnie Scott & drummer Phil Seamen! As program, it's fun stuff – with both groups assembled for a live broadcast and introduced by an announcer – and the music itself is terrific. Scott's group taking on an exciting, energetic hard bop approach. The Seamen quintet's work is reviting, as well. Scott's players include Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Terry Shannon on piano, Lennie Bush on bass and Allan Ganley on drums. Seamen's includes Joe Harriot on alto, Dave Goldberg on guitar, Johnny Weed on piano and Major Holley on bass. A really nice, worthy comercial release of the program – for the first time ever! Titles include "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Gone With The Wind", "Speak Low", "Poinciana", "I'll Take Romance", "Bass House", "Big Man", "IPA Special" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – vinyl only!)

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Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Equal parts soul and hip hop – and a record that might be more New Jack than anything else, if it wasn't for production by Davy D and Jam Master Jay! The vocals are a bit poppy and silly at times, but the overall groove isn't that bad, especially considering other efforts like this of the time – and there's a depth to some of the backings that are a welcome change from some of the more bombastic beats used on other soul/hip hop crossover albums. Titles include "Nothing Can Stop Us", "We Can Do Better", "The Big Dis", "Bust The Beat", "Deep", "Everything's Real Everything's Fun Everything's Life", "Serious-Lude", "Sweat", and "Boom Bang Em". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & Dam Funk)7 Days Of Funk (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99
Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla, aka Snoop Dogg, teaming up as 7 Days Of Funk – and it's not merely a new day for the timeless G-Funk sound – they're packing a whole week of it! Producer Dam-Funk and MC/singer Snoop couldn't be a better match – Snoop delivering laidback rhymes and easy going funk singing with a deep love for 70s and 80s G-Funk – and Dam-Funk was born to carry on the legacy of that vibe. Thankfully, they're doing it for Stones Throw – a label that no doubt allows these guys to do it as they see fit without pressuring them for a hit single – so this is creative win, and a hell of a lot of fun! Guests include Bootsy Collins, Steve Arrington and Kurupt. Titles include "Hit Da Pavement", "Let It Go", "Faden Away", "1Question?", "Ride", "Do My Thang", "I'll Be There For You" and the bonus track "Stystamatic" feat Tha Dogg Pound. LP, Vinyl record album

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Zoot Sims & Al CohnHoagy Carmichael Sessions & More ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1961. Used ... $11.99
Two rare sets by the legendary pairing of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn – both of them a perfect example of the magic of that group! The first 8 tracks on the session feature Sims and Cohn blowing beautifully over a set of Hoagy Carmichael compositions – taken in a laidback, mellow-blowing way that's extremely nice – and which seems a bit of a contrast to some of the other sets of work by the pair from the time. The tunes are arranged by Bill Elton, and feature trumpet by Nick Travis and trombone by Jimmy Cleveland – and Zoot plays a bit of clarinet, as well as tenor, and Cohn seems to handle the clarinet too, plus a bit of baritone. Carmichael titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", "Up A Lazy River", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from an equally obscure session from 1961 – one that features Sims and Cohn back on tenors, plus Mose Allison on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Bill Crow on bass – plus guest vocals by Cecil "Kidd Haffey" Collier on 3 tracks! The instrumental numbers on the set are a great extension of the Cohn/Sims sound of the 50s – spaciously recorded, with the horns hanging together perfectly in midair – and the vocal tunes have a blusier sound that's a real surprise. Titles include "Nagasaki", "Sweet Lorraine", "Autumn Leaves", "The Thing", and "Morning Fun". And honestly, we'd never heard either of these sessions before, and can't find them in our records – or else we'd tell you the original label for release. But at some level, that must make them all the rarer! CD
(Out of print.)

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SylvesterSylvester/Step II ... CD
Fantasy/Southbound (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $15.99
A massive double-header – one that features the first two Sylvester albums for Fantasy Records! First up is the self-titled Sylvester – a reworking of his older groove into one that we love more than any other that he ever used – a smooth modern soul style, not really disco, but with a driving approach that would certainly have worked well in the clubs! You gotta give Syl credit here – as it would have been easy for him to turn up the camp a lot in the 1977 disco days – but instead he's sticking strong to his soul impulses, and has come up with a wonderful album of tracks that's like the first Luther album – one that you can enjoy whatever your take on the man, without any introduction to his person or persona. Of course, a big part of the credit also goes to Harvey Fuqua – who's reemerged here from his years at RCA to produce the record – showing his always strong ability to seek out new talent, and bring out the best in them. Titles include "I Tried To Forget You", "Tipsong", "I Been Down", "Loving Grows Up Slow", "Never Too Late", and "Over & Over". Step II is probably Sylvester's biggest album for Fantasy – and for good reason too! The set pushes onto the dancefloor a bit more than before – often with some slight keyboard touches that hint at the Patrick Cowley years, but with none of the coldness of those records at all. The great Harvey Fuqua's producing here with Syl, and the sound is rich and bold – an even more prideful statement than Sylvester's first album on Fantasy. Two Tons Of Fun deliver some great backup vocals, and Cowley lays down a bit of keyboards – and titles include the all-time disco classic "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real", plus "Dance (Disco Heat)", "Just You & Me Forever", "Grateful", and "I Took My Strength From You". CD

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Clark TerryEverything's Mellow/Plays The Jazz Version Of All American ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Germany), 1961/1962. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of overlooked gems from trumpeter Clark Terry – back to back on a single CD! On Everything's Mellow, things are mellow indeed – and that fact makes the record one of Terry's greatest from the 60s! The obscure session features Clark blowing in the laidback style of Prestige's Moodsville imprint – almost a swing-based, Verve-styled mode that makes for some really great tunes. Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn on the session – working through really restrained readings of tunes that include "The Simple Waltz", "Out In The Cold Again", "Among My Souvenirs", and "In The Alley" – and the rest of the players on the session include Junior Mance on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. All American is a surprisingly nice little set from Clark Terry – featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson, and a pretty nice little group that includes Budd Johnson on tenor and Eddie Costa on vibes and piano. The material appears to be lifted from the musical All American – by the team of Charles Strouse & Lee Adams – although the notes, and certainly not the title, don't do much to indicate this. The best part of the set is Nelson – who manages to, here as always, take any sort of material and give it a really strong swingin – bouncing it up with a lot of soul, and creating plenty of space for some strong breakout solos. Titles include "What A Country", "Same Language", "The Fight Song", "Nightlife", and "It's Fun To Think". CD

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
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 to keyboard-heavy backings from Leon Pendarvis, who knows just where to put the best hooks in the grooves! Titles include "Well A Wiggy", "Lock Me Up", "No One Can Love You More Than Me", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "You Can Do It", "Laughter In The Rain", and "March". CD features bonus tracks – "Well A Wiggy (12" ext)" and "No One Can Love You More Than Me (12" ext)". CD

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Whole Darn FamilyWhole Darn Family Has Arrived ... LP
Soul International/Amherst, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 beautiful slow track that's in a class by itself when it comes to funk – sly, sinister, and with a heavy groove that's held up beautifully over the years! Other tunes follow in a similarly tight funk mode – played with lots of sharp edges, and some great energy by the group. In addition to "Seven Minutes Of Fun", other titles include "New Yorkin", "I'm Hurt", "You Know That You Liked", "Ain't Nothing But Something To Do", and a version of "Fly Away Love Bird", which was cut by Larry Saunders, who was also on the Soul International label. LP, Vinyl record album

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WildchildTGIF (Thank God It's Funky) ... CD
Someothaship, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Cali mic veteran Wildchild – perhaps best known for his work with with Madlib and DJ Romes in Lootpack, one of the early Stones Throw units that helped cement that label's west coast legend – but his solo work is top shelf, too! Here he's found a nice home on Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Dudley Perkins's Someothaship label – along with his fellow Likwit Allstars – in a decidedly west coast funk mode, with production by Georgia and appearances by Chalice, Jamie Lidell, Steve Arrington, Aloe Blacc and more! ncludes "Fun-Key", "Who New", "Set It Off", "My Girls" and "Body Movin'" all feat Chalice, the Kev Brown-produced "Soldier Story" feat Aloe Blacc, "Boogaloo Anthem" feat Steve Arrington, "Which Way Is Up" feat JRO and "Jamie Lidell", "Clap", ""Caught Up", "Inspiration" and more. CD

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John ZacherleyDinner With Zach – 21 Of The Coolest Monster-Themed Garage Tracks ... CD
Transylvania, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Dinner with Zach – a ghoulish, garagey R&B backed set of ridiculously fun Groovy Ghoul vocals by John Zacherle (oft-billed as Zacherley) – one of THE legends of regional American television horror show hosts! This stuff couldn't be more goofy, ghoulie or endearing – with pop song and dance craze parodies galore, songs about spiders, surfboards and skeletons – well produced, too! Includes "Dinner With Drac", "Coolest Little Monster", "Zacherle For President", "Spiderman Lullabye", "Igor", "A Tisket, A Casket", "Let's Twist Again", "Ghoul View Commercial" and many more. 21 in all. CD

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Various80s Soul Classics Vol 5 – Sweet Soul Vibes & Funky Club Tunes ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
Way more than just the usual classics you might associate with 80s soul – and instead a great batch of album cuts and "bubbling under" tracks that are really ripe for rediscovery! The music here is all in the best 80s groove mode – tight, but never uptight – with lots of jazzy inflections on the keyboards and other instrumentation alongside the vocals – a groove that's bouncy enough for the club, but laidback enough for other sorts of listening as well. The track selection is great – no overdone hits here – and titles include "Find Yourself" by Bobby Broom, "Throw It Down Shake Your Body" by Bill Summers, "Move Everything You've Got" by Thunder, "Keep On" by Tavares, "Let's Celebrate" by Jones Girls, "Voo Doo" by Sergio Mendes, "It's Alright" by Sho Nuff, "Fun City" by Vernon Burch, "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends" by Billy Griffin, and "Get It While You Can" by Bobby Nunn. 2CDs, and 24 tracks! CD
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Various80s Soul Classics Vol 5 – Sweet Soul Vibes & Funky Club Tunes ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $16.99
Way more than just the usual classics you might associate with 80s soul – and instead a great batch of album cuts and "bubbling under" tracks that are really ripe for rediscovery! The music here is all in the best 80s groove mode – tight, but never uptight – with lots of jazzy inflections on the keyboards and other instrumentation alongside the vocals – a groove that's bouncy enough for the club, but laidback enough for other sorts of listening as well. The track selection is great – no overdone hits here – and titles include "Find Yourself" by Bobby Broom, "Throw It Down Shake Your Body" by Bill Summers, "Move Everything You've Got" by Thunder, "Keep On" by Tavares, "Let's Celebrate" by Jones Girls, "Voo Doo" by Sergio Mendes, "It's Alright" by Sho Nuff, "Fun City" by Vernon Burch, "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends" by Billy Griffin, and "Get It While You Can" by Bobby Nunn. 2CDs, and 24 tracks! CD
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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousDisco Discography Vol 1 ... CD
Gold Legion, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
A soaring collection of dancefloor classicsw from the late 70s and early 80s – true gems from the years when disco was really going strong – with many tracks presented on full length album or 12" versions! We'll be honest and say that the cover and title don't look like much on the front – but the CD's very well put-together, and features a detailed book of notes, with a fair bit on each tune included in the set! The collection's pulled from a variety of different labels – and titles include "With Your Love" by Donna Summer, "Dance Disco Heat" by Sylvester, "Star Love" by Cheryl Lynn, "Haven't Stopped Dancin' Yet" by Gonzalez, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by Bonnie Pointer, "Wear It Out" by Stargard, "Everybody Get Up" by Ren Woods, "#1 Dee Jay" by Goody Goody, "Saturday" by Norma Jean, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, and "I Got the Feeling" by Two Tons O Fun. CD

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
Killer soul from the Forte label of Kansas City – a tiny imprint, but a really great one too – and a company with an especially strong ear for the funkier side of the spectrum! This Numero set really gets back to the greatness that first made us fall in love with their collections in the first place – and brings together a really wonderful batch of rare singles that work perfectly as a whole album – no filler, no trans-genre stepping, and just a rock-solid batch of soul cuts that you'd have to dig deep in the American underground to find this strongly! The package is wonderful – plenty of notes, photos, and the usual Numero sense of history – but even without all that, the music is more than enough – a smoking pile of singles that includes "Whtever You Do" by Gene Williams, "I'm Gonna Get Your Thing" by Lee Harris, "Baby Your Love Is Amazing" by The Four Darlings, "I'll Never Be Satisfied" by Tony Ashley & The Delicates, "Baby Be Good" by The Rayons, "With Fun In My Life" by James Whitney, "Reaching For Our Star" by Sharon Revoal, "Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear" by Marva Whitney, and "Cry Night & Day" by The Fantasticks. CD

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VariousHorse Meat Disco 3 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
The third in the Horse Meat Disco series from Strut – celebrated the London DJ collective and the decades of far reaching club soul, disco, 80s boogie, electro and all around floor-shaking groovers that drive the sound – classic club numbers and some new original mixes! Volume 3 features on set put together by resident DJs Jim Stanton & Severino and another by James Hillard and Luke Howard – with numbers by Leftside Wobble, Gene Chandler, Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca's Erodiscoteque, Idris Muhammad, Tom Trago, Marcel King and more! Killer club number from the late 70s & early 80s and more modern numbers that fit on perfectly. Disc 1 is mixed by Jim Stanton & Severino and includes "Grapevine Boogie (Tribute Edit)", by Leftside Wobble, "I'm In Love" by Natasha Watts, "Macho Disco Fighter" by Wild Geese", "Downtown" by Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Presents Erodiscotique, "Shutters (Extented 12" Mix) by Tom Trago and more. Disc 2 is mixed by James Hillard & Luke Howard and includes "Reach For Love (New York Remix)" by Marcel King, "American Love" by Rose Laurens, "For Your Love" by Idris Muhammad, "I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile" by Gene Chander, "Close To Perfection" by Miquel Brown, "Just Us" by Two Tons O' Fun and more. CD version features continuous mixes of 25 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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VariousLong-Lost Honkers & Twangers – Unreleased 60s Gems From The Ventures, Fireballs, Rondels, Titans, & Reveliers – Plus Many Others ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Killer instrumentals from the glory days of the garagey combo – a smoking little set that's very heavy on twangers – those wicked guitar-driven cuts that were often recorded with lots of cool echo and effects! Some of the names here are big ones, but most are smaller and lesser-known groups – and even the stars are represented by rare or unissued tracks – making the whole package as much fun as sorting through a rare pile of rock instrumental 45s from the 60s! And as usual with Ace, there's been plenty of care not just to choose the best tracks, but also provide excellent sound and a rich amount of history behind each number too – something you wouldn't get if you were only looking for 45s. Titles include "White Water" by The Reveliers, "The Psychedelic Worm" by Johnny & The Hurricanes, "Wax Em Down" by The Avantis, "Night Creature" by The Gigolos, "The Spur" by The Ventures, "Car Hop" by The Exports, "Loch Lamond Rock" by The Ramrods, "Flat Tyre" by The Reveliers, "Ghost Train" by The Swanks, and "Showboat" by The Rondels. CD
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VariousPop Goes The Easel – The Start Of The Swinging Sixties ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A mad mix of soundtrack styles – pulled together in support of a mighty cool package that showcases the best of the British art films of the early 60s! By this point, UK cinema was really coming into its own – and finding a fresh voice that was neither influenced by American productions, nor slavishly tied to other European cinematic styles – but was instead a new mode that packed all the power and punch of London in the swinging 60s. The music here is sometimes rock, sometimes jazz, sometimes other styles that were bubbling under in the UK – and tracks are performed by a diverse group that includes the John Barry Seven, Craig Douglas, Chris Barber, Barba Windsor, Jet Harris, The Spotnicks, The Wayfarers, Jimmy Crawford, John Dankworth, and many others – and the package features music from the films Whistle Down The Wind, It's Trad Dad, Just For Fun, Victim, The Painted Smile, Pop Goes The Easel, Idle On Parade, The Amorous Prawn, Play It Cool, and All Night Long. CD

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VariousTime To Fly – Easy Listening From the KPM 1000 Series 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Soaring grooves from the legendary KPM Sound Library – a set of tunes that sparkles with all the charm and glamour of early 70s air travel! The title and cover really fit the spirit of the music here – as most of the tracks are upbeat and sky-flying – the sorts of numbers that go way beyond the sleepier side of easy listening, and really show the way that Easy maestros of the 70s were picking up plenty of funky elements in their music! There's no hard funk tracks here – as you might find on other sound library sets – but there's definitely an undercurrent of groove, thanks to some well-chosen rhythms, strong use of electric bass, and an overall sense of flow in most of the orchestrations – a feel that reminds us a lot of some of the excellent Brigade Mondaine compilations from a few years back. The package really offers up a different look than usual at KPM – and the tunes are as classy as anything we might have loved years ago, on the legendary Sound Library collections. Titles include "Sun Lover", "The Great Outdoors", "Husky Birdsong", and "Towards The Sun" by Keith Mansfield; "Holiday People", "Soft Memories", "Gentle Breeze", "Summer Dreams", "Summer Season", and "Friendly Faces" by James Clarke; "Paradise Found" by Dick Doerschuk, "Silk Stream" by David Gold, "Busy Spectacle" and "Fun In The Sun" by Neil Richardson, "Sunseekers" by David Lindup, and "A Tender Touch" by Steve Gray. CD

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VariousVelvet Tinmine – 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A walloping collection of singles from the hard-charging bubble gum glam era – tunes that go far beyond the more art school inclined sensibility of the Bowie/Eno/Roxy Music set – and more indicative of the giddy fun of the Bay City Rollers and Slade, mixed with the heavy crunch of T Rex! Adrenaline-fueled, pre-punk power chord mania that's one fun track after another! 20 tracks in all: "Rebels Rule" by Iron Virgin, "Another School Day" by Hello, "Let's Get The Party Going" by Warwick, "Kick Your Boots Off" by Sisters, "Big Wheel Turning" by Flame, "Rock Star" by Bearded Lady, "(Baby) I Gotta Go" by Simon Turner, "Va Va Voom" by Grett Smiley, "Neo City" by the Plod, "Bay City Rollers We Love You" yb Tartan Horde, "Kick Out The Jams" by Tubthumper and more! CD

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Alan Copeland SingersIf Love Comes With It ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Baroquely beautiful work from the Alan Copeland Singers – a super-groovy session of vocal ensemble tracks, all produced and put together with some sunshiney A&M touches! There's a sound here that's complex, but also wonderfully grooving – one that takes a mixture of male and female voices, and wraps them around some leaner arrangements done in the best blend of easy and sunshine modes found at A&M or Warner at the time. Copeland himself handled most of the arrangements, and also contributed some wonderful tunes to the set – and the whole album's a lost A&M treasure that we'd never part with in a million zillion years! Titles include "Yellow Ribbons", "You're More Fun", "Friday Ferris Wheel", "If Love Comes With It", "Baroque A Nova", and "Morgan Sebastian". CD

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... CD
Tico, 1966. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! CD

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Prince & 3rdeyegirlPlectrumelectrum ... LP
Warner, 2014. New Copy ... Around November 24, 2014
One of a pair of Prince records released on the same day – and this one that finds him in a lean, hard-hitting funk rock mode that we always love from him – and deservedly sharing credit with his 3rdeyegirl group. It's honestly a lot of fun to hear Prince having this much fun himself, in a small combo psych-rock-soul guitar mode – letting his Hendrix and Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic imflunces fly, and recalling his his own trailblazing 80s style. The 3rdeyegirl trio of Donna Grantis, Hannah "Ford" Welton and Ida Nielson more sharp indeed. Nice stuff! Titles include "Wow", "Pretzelbodylogic", "Aintturninaround", "Plectrumelectrum", "Whitecaps", "Fixurlifeup", "Boytrouble", "Stopthistrain", "Anotherlove", "Tictactoe", Marz" and "Funkinroll". LP, Vinyl record album
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Alessandro Alessandroni/Gianfranco PlenizioLa Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa/L'Infermiera ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974/1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A duo of mid 70s Italian erotic comedy scores – Alessandro Alessandroni's La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa and Gianfranco Plenizio's L'Inermiera from '74 and '75 – back-to-back! La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa features fun waltzy numbers with tinkering keys and sweet strings, and some of the most playfully out there vocalism we've ever heard Edda Dell'Orso! Includes 19 sequences of the title theme. L'Infermiera features a fairly straight, nicely groovy score by Gianfranco Plenizio with style to spare – from laidback & jazzy to more playful with grooves with oddball comic sound flourishes. Includes 12 variations on the title theme. CD

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Davie Allan & The ArrowsWild Angels Vol 2 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Davie Allan & The Arrows' second album of music for the Wild Angels series of biker films – and even better than the first! This set features an all-Arrows set of tracks – with only one vocal number, and all the rest instrumentals, done in that tripped-out, souped-up style that Davie used with the group. The vocal on the main theme is great – but other numbers are even better, and feature some nice touches, like the crowd noises and talking on the track "Wild Orgy"! Other tunes include "The Last Ride", "Makin Love Is Fun", "Arriba", "The Loser's Burial", and "Wild Angels Chase". LP, Vinyl record album

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QuasimotoCome On Feet (rmx,rmx inst, album)/Boom Music (voc, inst)/MHB's ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2000. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Loopy, left coast genius from Madlib – an early 12" as Quasimoto! "Come On Feet" is as straight up fun as any track ever on Stones Throw – with the cartoony funk backdrop and mad blunted vocal that helped usher in the longstanding reign of Stones Throw as the finest purveyers of freewheeling hip hop funk. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays Volume 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late Bar-Kays – when the group were getting the "rock" out of their grooves, hitting the bass a lot heavier than before, and opening up in that slicker funkier style of the late 70s. Given that the group had a big hand in defining the sound and style of mainstream funk in the years before this work, they're still very much on top of their game – sounding as soulful as ever, even though they're not as dirty or gritty as they were in the Stax/Volt era. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun", "Do It", "Spellbound", "Flying High On Your Love", "Dirty Dancer", "Sexomatic (12" mix)", "Whitehouseorgy", "Unforgettable Dream", "Today Is The Day", "She Talks To Me With Her Body (12" mix)", and "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me". 16 cuts in all! CD

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New Rubens BassiniLatino Fantastico ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rare Latino Fantastico from Rubens Bassini – featuring a range of percussion and overall vibe that blends the feverishly rhythmic vibes his native Brazil with African, Cuban and South American styled numbers with ultra groovy exotica! Bassini is a master percussionist and he's backed by a stellar roster of Rio players from the time – bringing both a creative spirit and skilled instrumentation that keeps it well out of cocktail kitsch territory, but that said, it's well infused with a playful sense of fun – and we're glad to see and hear it after all these years! 19 mostly short numbers, including "Afro Cubano (Canto Karabali)", "Mambo", "Maracas (Surda)", "Merengue", "Guiro", "Bongo", "Tumbadoras", "Timbales", Bembe", "Samba (Samba No Congo)", "Tumbadoras", "Guaguanco", "Quinto" and more. CD

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New Tony Bennett & Count BasieStrike Up The Band ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Strike Up The Band", "Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "Are You Havin Any Fun", "Anyting Goes", and "With Plenty Of Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Emus pressing.)

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New BrickBrick ... LP
Bang, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves – absolutely killing it early on with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 1. Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Stanley ClarkeSchool Days ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive hit for Stanley Clarke – a record that has him reigning in some of his wilder elements a bit, and going for a groove that's right in the pocket! There's a definite soul fusion influence going on here – Clarke trying to hit the same groove as some of his contemporaries, and doing a pretty good job of it in the process. Still, the album's never as polished as efforts like this on Blue Note or Elektra – just a bit more focused than before, but in a really good way. David Sancious and Chick Corea both play keyboards on the set – and tracks include "School Days", "Hot Fun", "Desert Song", "The Dancer", and "Quiet Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a bit of marker.)

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New Caroline CrawfordNice & Soulful ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set of soul tunes from the lovely Caroline Crawford – produced by Bohannon, and some of his best work from the time! Caroline's got a great style that moves past other club singers of the time – much more soulful and sophisticated than simple disco diva styles, drenched in a deeper soul sound that grounds the album nicely in a strong tradition of 70s soul. The production is tight, but unobtrusive – a bit like some of the best work that Barry White did with singers of a similar style – and the whole album sparkles with a freshness that will make you say "Hey, why I have I been missing this one all these years?" Titles include "The Strut", "I'll Be Here For You", "Havin Fun", "Facts Of Life", and "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a bit of pen.)

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New Herbie HancockLite Me Up ... LP
CBS, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one was cut just before Herbie lucked onto the Rockit/Bill Laswell strategy – and shows how much he was searching around for a style in those immediate pre-electro years. The record's not a bad blend of jazz and R&B – continuing a style explored on the few previous CBS albums – with a number of tracks written by Rod Temperton, and production by Narada Michael Walden, Herbie, and Jay Graydon. Wayne Anthony is the lead vocalist on a number of cuts – and titles include "Lite Me Up", "The Bomb", "Can't Hide Your Love", "The Fun Tracks", and "Motor Mouth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Bobbi HumphreySatin Doll ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fabulous stuff – one of the legendary albums that funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey cut with producer Larry Mizell! The record's a prime example of the Mizell genius at work – as Larry's arranged these fantastic backdrops for Bobbi's flute – soaring keyboard lines, layers and layers of rhythm, and just enough space for Bobbi to come in and send the record to the heavens with her spiritually grooving sound. Harvey Mason plays drums, Jerry Peters is on keyboards, and the rest of the group's an all-star LA studio jazz assemblage – perfectly fit together by Larry's arrangements and production in that classic cosmic mid 70s Mizell wall of sound! Tracks include "Fun House", "Satin Doll", "San Francisco Lights", and "New York Times". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Richie KamucaJazz Erotica (LP sleeve reissue) ... CD
Hi Fi/LP Time (Spain), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer bit of west coast jazz from the 50s – and hardly what you might expect from the title! The album's actually not the kind of aural sex you might expect (although it does have a nice nude on the front!) It is, however, one of the few sessions led by tenorist Richie Kamuca, a great player with a great edge here – one that's much sharper than the cheesecake painting, and a perfect driving force for the larger octet on the date! The album's similar to Kamuca's album on the Hi-Fi label – played with a largeish group, but a lean sound overall – thanks to the talents of Bill Holman on baritone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Vince Guaraldi on piano, Monte Budwig on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. Arrangements are nicely fresh, and titles include "Star Eyes", "Linger Awhile", "Fun", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Way Down Under", and "Blue Jazz". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Big Fun (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (single)", "Street Kids (single)", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (12" promo rmx)", and "Street Kids (12" dance rmx)". CD

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New Mass ProductionWelcome To Our World ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group may be named Mass Production, but their sound is anything but – a really special fusion of key instrumental talents and vocal elements – all brought together in one of the tightest ensemble funk grooves of the time! Mass Production draw a bit from an Earth Wind & Fire tradition – especially some spiritual undercurrents to hold themselves together – but they've also got some of the fuller funk elements of the best dancefloor combos of the time – like Fatback, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun – all of whom would be a great comparison with this smoking debut. The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and never dips into any disco cliches at all – and at times, the guitars alone leave us breathless – as they chug forcefully over the rhythms, and really propel the tunes into the skies. Two of the best groovers include "I Like To Dance" and "Fun In The Sun" – and other titles include "Magic", "Wine-flow Disco", "Our Thought (To The World)", and "Just A Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a radio station tracklist sticker, and a bit of pen.)
 
 
 



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