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Kathy BarnesFun And Games/Spanish Dancer ... 12-inch
Republic, 1979. Near Mint- .... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Republic Disco sleeve with a cut corner.)

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New Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy .... $5.99
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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DaytonHot Fun/Feel The Music ... CD
Liberty/Expansion (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy .... $16.99
80s groove galore – a pair of classic albums form Dayton! Hot Fun is 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". Feel The Music is a massively wonderful album from Dayton – an album that has the group really getting their groove together – still sticking a bit in the older funk mode from the past, but also bringing in some warmer, deeper touches to their music too! There's a solidness here that's undeniable – a balance of rhythms and instrumentation that few other soul groups of the time were hitting – topped by vocals that have a nice dose of jazz in the mix too, with the sort of sophistication you might expect to hear from some of Wayne Henderson's At Home productions. Production is nice and warm, never too cold or commercial – and titles include the group's great cut "The Sound Of Music" – not the theme from the Broadway show, but a great two-stepper that's instantly infectious – plus "Caught In The Middle", "It Must Be Love", "Promise Me", and "Lookin Up". CD

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DVDFun Slides – Slides For Kids (DVD) ... DVD
PDP Productions, 2011. New Copy .... $6.99 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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EbonysMaking Love Ain't No Fun (Without The One You Love) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Buddah, 1976. Near Mint- .... $4.99
One of the Ebony's most memorable cuts, and a sweetly swinging east coast vocal group standard with classic Norman Harris arrangements. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Buddah sleeve.)

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Fun Da MentalErotic Terrorism ... CD
Beggars Banquet, 1998. Used .... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Fun Da MentalSeize The Time ... CD
Beggars Banquet, 1995. Used .... $1.99
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Fun HornsNatural Music ... CD
Amiga (Germany), 1989. New Copy .... $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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Al GreenLivin' For You/It Ain't No Fun To Me ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1973. Very Good+ .... $3.99
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New InvertebratesLet's Have Fun ... LP
Spineless, 1983. Near Mint- .... $7.99
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Chris MontezSome Kinda Fun/Tell Me (It's Not Over) ... 7-inch
Monogram, 1962. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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New FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch
2014. New Copy (pic cover).... Mid-May, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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HamboneBig Fat Juicy Fun ... CD
1981. New Copy .... Around May 21, 2014
Tommy Stewart (of "Bump N Hustle Music" fame) wrote and arranged this tight batch of instrumental groovers for Salsoul, and the record's got more of a funk sound than you'd expect from the label. There are some nice choppy funk tracks with a harmonica in the frontline, and a bit of a War/Lee Oskar groove in that sense. Titles include "Hey Music Man", "Hambone", "Win or Lose", and "Big Fat Juicy Fun". CD


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New Bryan & The HaggardsMerles Just Want To Have Fun ... CD
NSPY, 2012. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New GC CameronLive For Life (re-edit)/Love Ain't Just No Fun (2014 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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New Fun Boy ThreeWaiting ... LP
Chrysalis (UK), 1983. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Stan KentonFire, Fury & Fun ... LP
Creative World, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hokey title, but a nice little set – one of Stan's under-rated cookers for his own Creative World label from the 70s! The tracks are all long, fresh, and warmly chromatic – a bit funky at times, and kind of a 70s take on the Kenton style of earlier years – pushing the solos forward strongly, while still working on the overall presence of the band. Soloists include Ramon Lopez on congas, Pete Erskine on drums, Kevin Jordan on trumpet, and Tony Campise on flute – and titles include the tasty Latin groover "Ramon Lopez", plus the cuts "Quiet Friday", "Hogfat Blues", "Roy's Blues", and "Pete Is A Four Letter Word". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a spot of tape on the spine, some light wear, a small light stain at the opening, and a sticker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Four FreshmenVoices In Fun ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
Always-great work from The Four Freshmen – a later Capitol album recorded when the group was really hitting their vocal stride! Featuring arrangements by Billy May, the record is well put together, with some extremely inventive arrangements of familiar numbers, plus other odd tunes, of the sort that always made the group's records so great. Titles include "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Aren't You Glad You're You", "Happy Talk", and "Manana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a spot of tape with a small light rip on the spine, partially split top and bottom seams, and tracklist sticker and some pen on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New StoogesFun House ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Used .... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s red & black label pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has some wear in the spine.)

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New Leslie Drayton & FunInnuendos ... LP
Esoteric, 1987. Used .... Out Of Stock
Warm and soulful jazz from trumpeter Leslie Drayton – an excellent player from the 80s indie scene, and an artist who could make a record like this smooth without sounding slick! The set's got a compressed, professional feel – kind of like a more R&B-styled take on soul jazz, complete with a bit of keyboards in the arrangements, as well as vocals on one track by Derf Reklaw. Drayton's horn is still out front on many tracks, though – blowing in a mix of jazz and soul fusion that's a bit similar to some of Donald Byrd's Elektra work. Titles include the smooth stepper "An Elusive Encounter", plus "Sexy Lady", "Happy Eyes", "Monday Afternoon", "Theme For Love", and "It's Time To Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Sun ArawOn Patrol ... LP
Not Not Fun, 2010. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $29.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rave-UpsClass Tramp ... LP
Fun Stuff, 1983. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Sadat XWhat Did I Do? (street, edit, beat)/Great Diamond (street, edit, beat) ... 12-inch
Female Fun, 2005. Used .... Out Of Stock
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Alessandro Alessandroni/Gianfranco PlenizioLa Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa/L'Infermiera ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974/1975. New Copy .... $22.99
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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Atlantic StarrAtlantic Starr (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy .... $18.99
The first album by Atlantic Starr – a tight set of modern soul tunes with a very different feel than their later work! Part of the credit goes to Bobby Eli – who arranged and produced the set, giving it a feel that's almost late Philly – tight, sophisticated, and right on the money at all the best points! There's a number of sweet mellow ballads with lead vocals by Sharon Bryant, and other tracks that groove in an uptempo way that points towards more of the group's 80s work – a great mix of modes that makes for a really well-developed album right out of the gate. Titles include "Gimme Your Lovin", "The Love I Never Had", "Visions", "Keep It Comin", "Stand Up", "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "We Got It Together", and "Being In Love With You Is So Much Fun". CD features a bonus track – "Stand Up (single version)". CD

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Elmer BernsteinStaccato ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good .... $11.99
A great lost crime jazz soundtrack – penned by Elmer Bernstein in the style of some of his best work from the 50s! There's a real Man With The Golden Arm feel here – as the orchestra rises and falls in a mode matching the Staccato title – and solos break out with a fluid and brazen sort of feel – plenty of jazz to show the west coast origin of the recording! Players include Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash and Dave Pell on saxes, John Williams on piano, and Barney Kessell on guitar. The show itself is pretty darn cool – and starred a young John Cassavetes as detective Johnny Staccato – a role that supposedly gave Cassavetes enough money to shoot the film Shadows in his free time! Great all the way through – with tracks that include "Staccato's Theme", "Thinking Of Baby", "Poi & Juice", "Deadly Game", "Night Mood", "Jazz At Waldo's", "Like Having Fun", and "MacDougal Street Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has mostly split seams, light wear, and a bit of aging.)

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BlazeInstrumentals Project ... CD
Papa (UK), 2004. Used .... $9.99
Jazzy club grooves, soul and bossa inflected instrumentals from Blaze! The crew made their name in the deep house scene with a true love of soul and easygoing 70s jazzy elements as an integral element of the sound – without undercutting the dance floor potential – and this set does those things very well. The overall sound flows back and forth between more pronounced organic sounds and programmed beats, with lots of bass groovy organ in the mix. 8 for the most part longish groovers: including "Sapporo", "Where You At?", "Celestine Prophecy", "Cexx", "Just Having Fun", Microboards", "Sunday Morning Drive" and Astrology". CD

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Blue Jean Committee/FingerlingsMassachusetts Afternoon/Embrace Me ... 7-inch
Drag City, 2014. New Copy (pic cover).... $5.99
A pair of groovy tunes pitched as a split single featuring "lost" tunes by late 70s Massachusetts rockers Blue Jean Committee and early 80s Brit synth pop combo Fingerlings – but it's actually a fun couple of tunes by Fred Armisen! You don't need us to tell ya that Fred's a brilliant musical comic, given his SNL and Portlandia genius. These 2 tunes are silly and believable at the same time. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Booker TSound The Alarm (with download) ... LP
Stax, 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
The legendary Booker T – sounding funkier and more soulful than we've heard in years – and really stepping out here in a rich new format! The set has Book soaring over the top on Hammond throughout – working on grooves that are co-crafted with the Avila Brothers, who include Bobby Ross Avila – an artist who's matured in a surprisingly nice way! Each new tune features some key guest appearance – so that the sound is really fleshed out nicely by the talents of folks like Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, Poncho Sanchez, Estelle, Ted Jones, Jay James, and Luke James. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis add in a bit of production, too – but in ways that are surprisingly well-tuned for Booker's music – and titles include "66 Impala", "Father Son Blues", "Can't Wait", "Sound The Alarm", "All Over The Place", "Fun", "Broken Heart", and "Gently". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of the album!)

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BrickBrick ... LP
Bang, 1977. Very Good .... $5.99
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
(Cover has a lightly stained corner.)

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Frank ChacksfieldPlays Simon & Garfunkel & Jimmy Webb/Plays The Beatles Songbook ... CD
Phase 4/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy .... $16.99
Easy listening jazz orchestra takes on the top pop songwriters of the day from Frank Chacksfield on 2 LPs – 1971's Chacksfield Plays Simon & Garfunkel & Jim Webb and 1970's Chacksfield Plays The Beatles' Songbook! Chacksfield groovy sweep works really well on Simon & Garfunkel & Jimmy Webb, with the right notes period sound library style, a smile inducing largeness in the arrangements, but still with the tighter melodic core of the material. Titles include "Homeward Bound", "Mrs Robinson", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Ceclila", "Wichita Lineman" and more. No group's work was more adaptable to groovy orchestral arrangements the John, Paul, George & Ringo, and Chacksfield is well beyond being merely up to task, and this set is loads of groovy fun. Includes "Get Back", "Michelle", "Yesterday", "A Hard Day's Night", "Norwegian Wood", "Come Together" and more. CD

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CoupParty Music ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used .... $4.99
This is the third full length from the group that brings you politically scathing, party bangin, conscious hip hop for your urban revolution fun time. There's a lot of live instrumentation funky sloppiness for your neck and body to get loose to. The Coup also pull off the feat of managing to rhyme charged and intelligently about a very dark reality, while simultaneously still keeping your body bouncin constantly. Tracks include the smart "5 Million Ways To Kill A C.E.O.", "Ghetto Manifesto", "Get Up" featuring Dead Prez, "Lazy Muthaf*cka", "Ride The Fence", "Everythang", "Wear Clean Draws", "Pork And Beef", "Thought About It 2", "Tight", "Nowalaters", and "Heven Tonite". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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CrampsBig Beat From Badsville ... LP
Epitaph, 1997. Very Good+ .... $29.99
A great later record by The Cramps – still stomping their inimitable brand of seedy, sexy macabre-billy in as fine of a form as they'd been in a number of years! After the slicked-up studio sound of the preceding Flamejob, they wisely strip the production polish away for a rawer sound here – though still less murky than the late 70s and early 80s recordings. It's the right balance! Really fun stuff from a legendary act that really don't get enough praise for their consistently solid records in the later years. Includes "Cramp Stomp", "God Monster", "It Thing Hard-On", "Shena's In A Goth Gang", "Queen Of Pain", "Devil Behind That Bush", "Super Goo", "Hypno Sex Ray", "Wet Nightmare", "Badsass Bug", "Haulass Hyena" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Francesco De MasiUna Bara Per Lo Sceriffo ... CD
Beat (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $15.99
A really sweet soundtrack to an earlier Spaghetti Western flick – 1965's Una Barra Per Lo Sceriffo, composed by Francesco De Masi! As with most of these 60s western gems, this one opens with a very cool theme – "A Lone And Angry Man", sung in English and with kind of a fun, almost loungey charisma to the vocals, which is a nice balance to the galloping, wild west instrumentation! The tracks that follow range from sweeping string sections to spare acoustic guitars, often with clip-clopping percussion and horns on the grander numbers – that sublime spaghetti mode that was always very different than the drama of American westerns, and which makes a set like this so great. CD features 15 tracks in all – a few of which feature chorus vocals by I Cantori Modern. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Jimmie DriftwoodJimmie Driftwood Sings Newly Discovered Early American Folk Songs/Wilderness Road (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), 1958/1959. New Copy .... $16.99 19.98
Oddball folk and Americana from the great Jimmie Driftwood – with a pair of great late 50s LPs and contemporaneous material – nicely compiled by Omni! Jimmie's trademark was to put a clever, tongue-in-cheek spin on historically set songs – done most famously on "Battle Of New Orleans", but he's got a bunch of songs that are just as great! The material is culled largely from the cheekily-titled Jimmie Driftwood Sings New Discovered Early American Folk Songs (Jimmie wrote all of 'em) and Wilderness Road LPs, plus some similar stuff. Includes a very different, though ultimately just as fun "Battle Of New Orleans" than Johnny Horton's hit version, the great "Tennessee Stud" (which was hit for Eddy Arnold and others), plus "Unfortunate Man", "Fair Rosamond's Bower", "Soldier's Joy", "Country Boy", "I'm Too Young To Marry", "Razorback Steak", "First Covered Wagon", "Run Johnny Run", "Mooshatonio", "The Bear Flew Over The Ocean", "Rattlesnake Song", "He Had A Long Chain On" and many more. 31 tracks in all. CD

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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 Vikter DuplaixInternational Affairs V 1.0 ... CD
WEA (France), 2002. Used .... $3.99
Radikal soul from the Philly Underground – a full album of work by Vikter Duplaix, one of the most important Philly talents of recent years, finally stepping out in his own set! Vikter's been making his mark in recent years with great contributions on compilations, singles, and remix projects – but this set's the first full album of his own work, and it's a doozy! The record has a lot more sharp edges and chancey moments than some of the other recent Philly soul records – a strange blend of soul, electronics, and groundbreaking production techniques – certainly one of the most striking records to grace your stereo in recent years. Titles include "What We Want", "Departure", "Lust For Life", "Morena", "Tropical Girl", "I Got You", "Morning Fun", "Can We Be Lovers", and "Late Night Rendezvous". CD

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Donald EdwardsEvolution Of An Influenced Mind ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 18.98
The title's a bit obtuse, but it also really gets at the vibe of the record, too – a great progression of individualistic jazz – inspired by previous generations, but voiced in a really fresh way by this combo led by drummer Donald Edwards! The approach is more open and varied than usual for a session on the Criss Cross label – from the initial spiritual passage of "American Drum Call To Mama", to David Gilmore's guitar atmospherics on "Niecee", to the richness of the album's original compositions. Gilmore's sense of color and phrasing really balance wonderfully with the tenor of Walter Smith – and Orrin Evans' piano is at its most melodically complex as well. The record opens up in so many ways, but still also finds plenty of room to swing, too – on titles that include "The Dream", "Dock's House", "The Essential Passion", "Nightmare Of Fun", and "Culmination For Now". CD

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EmbryoOpal (180 gram pressing with bonus CD – and bonus track) ... LP
United Artists/Mirumir (Russia), 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
One of the great space rock records of the 70s – the sublime debut from Embryo – a group who were a lot more unique than most of their contemporaries! Embryo's almost more of a jazz fusion combo than a progressive rock one – and some of their later efforts have them working with key jazz figures on the European scene, in a mode that's definitely pretty far-reaching overall. This record's maybe a bit more down to earth, with slightly shorter songs and more focus on fuzzy guitars – yet the overall approach still points to the skies with a really well-fused sort of energy, and this strong sense of imagination that really packs a lot into a small amount of space. Titles include "Opal", "You Don't Know What's Happening", "Revolution", "Glockenspiel", "Got No Time", "Call", "End Of Soul", "People From Out Of Space". Includes the bonus track "You Better Have Some Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the full album.)

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FourmyulaInside The Hutt – New Zealand's Pop-Psych Kingpins 1968/1969 ... CD
HMV/RPM (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy .... $13.99
The Fourmyula may have a weird name, but their groove is totally great – a wicked approach to pop psych that was lost to the larger 60s world outside of New Zealand – but which has gotten a really rich revival in recent years! The approach is similar to US work of the time – a bit of fuzz and echo tied around some tighter rhythms and hooks – but there's really something special, something unique about these guys – a voice that makes digging into these rare singles a really rich discovery – kind of a lost world of pop and psych flavored in some very fresh ways! As with other titles on the RPM label, the mastering, presentation, and production is totally great – light years past any sort of bootleggy psych reissues – which really furthers the fun of the set. Titles include the classic "Nature", plus "Orphan", "Scorpio", "Come With Me", "Honey Chile", "I Dig Your Act", "Mr Whippy", "Home", "Sally's Line", and "Cosy Picture Theatre". CD

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FunkdoobiestTroubleshooters ... LP
BMG, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP .... $29.99
With production by DJ Rectangle, Beatminerz, Ralph M, and Ski. Tracks include "Papi Chulo", "On The Premises", "Crazy Puerto Rican", "The Anthem", "Oye Papi", "Sunshine", "Act On It", "Natural Fun", "Life's A Gamble", "Five Deadly Indians", "Holdin It Down", "I'm Feelin It", and "Stretchin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gang's BackGang's Back ... CD
Handshake/Boogie Times (France), 1982. Used .... $8.99
The Gang's Back, and they're ready for grooving – especially those sweet sort of grooves that are heavy on the keyboards! The album's an overlooked gem from the early 80s – as tight and focused as the best mainstream funk on Capitol or Elektra at the time – and done with instrumentation that's heavily electric, but still quite warm and soulful throughout – thanks to great production, excellent group vocals, and a sense of songwriting that's never to gimmicky or commercial. The best tracks on here bounce like work from the BB&Q Band or TS Monk – and this is definitely one of those "should have been huge" sets from the time! Titles include "I'll Take Some Of That", "Got My Eye On You", "Our Music", "Night Time's The Right Time", "Hot Fun", "You Got What It Takes", and "All I Wanna Do Is Spend Time With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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GastonGaston ... CD
Chocolate Cholly's, 1982. Used .... $6.99
A mix of post disco soul sophistication and laidback funky numbers from Gaston – a welcome approach from the early 80s era – a time when too many contemporary soul acts moved towards a more overly polished vibe! Gaston's self-titled LP is just polished enough – with a bright sound, lead and call-and-response harmony vocals, bouncy bass lines, soulful keys and sweet synths. Fun party soul jams and a couple of tasteful ballads, too! Titles include "Mind Sticker", "You Don't Love Me", "Broken Record", "You Turn Me On", "Benny Hill", "Here A Funk, There A Funk, Everywhere A Funk Funk", "Love Is Gonna Getcha" and "We Come To Take Control". CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard L GrahamGovernment Issue – Comics For The People 1940s to 2000s (paperback) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book .... $6.99 29.95
Cool comics from a very unlikely source – publications put together by the US government to spread ideas and inform the public – many of which were handled by top comics talents from the mainstream! The quality of this material is surprisingly wonderful – not schlocky propaganda, but thoughtfully-scripted, well-penned comics that have the same sort of appeal as work from the cleaner, more wholesome side of the Silver Age! Artists include Neal Adams, Charles Biro, Kurt Schaffenberger, Joe Kubert, Milt Caniff, and many others – including a fair bit of unknown illustrators too. The book is surprisingly fun, and a much-needed look at this lesser-known strand of 20th Century comics. 308 pages, full color, and softcover. Book

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Johnny HallydayLe Roi De France – Johnny Hallyday 1966 to 1969 ... CD
El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Fuzzy rock singles from French superstar Johnny Hallyday – late 60s material he cut for Phillips – hard driving numbers that find him going all in with influences with some of the heavier psychedelic pop and most thundering mod rock sounds of the time! It's excitingly pulpy, deliriously fun stuff all the way – mostly uptempo and swinging with serious momentum – both on the buzzing guitar and heavy drum based instrumentation and fiery R&B influenced bits with brass backing. Pre-Zep Jimmy Page and members of Small Faces and session wiz Big Jim Sullivan play on the tracks and it sounds like it! Titles include "Psychedelic", "A Tout Casser", "Don't Need Somebody", "Noir C'Est Noir", "Mon Fils", "Amen", "Cheval D'Acier", "Regarde Pour Moi", "Jeune Homme", "La Generation Perdue", "Mal (Hush)" and many more. 22 tracks in all. CD

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Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
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

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Leon HaywoodNaturally (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the best records ever by Leon Haywood! Leon, naturally, delivers masterfully here – on a funkier record than we would have expected for the dawn of the 80s, with a couple equally great smoother moments – and it features a couple of his bigger hit singles, to boot! On one hand, Leon is skirting the trendier studio touches of the immediate post disco era, by working in more timeless funky soul style. On the other hand, he embraces the coming rap revolution on the closing "Lovers Rap", and proves he can hang with the changing scene as well as anybody. Great stuff! "Daydream", "Don't Push It Don't Force It", "Love is What We Came Here For", "If You're Lookin' For A Night Of Fun (Look Past Me, I'm Not The One)", "Who You Been Giving It Up To?", "That's What Time It Is", and "If You're Lookin' for a Night of Fun". Bonus tracks on this version from Big Break include "Daydream (12" Disco Mix)", plus the single versions of "If You're Lookin' For A Night Of Fun (Look Past Me, I'm Not The One)", "Don't Push It Don't Force It" and "Daydream". CD

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Kenyon HopkinsRooms In New York (Rooms/The Sound Of New York) ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $6.99
Late 50s jazzy recordings from Kenyon Hopkins – best known as a soundtrack composer, working some magic on the Rooms and Sound Of New York LPs – on a single CD! Rooms is one of those groovy late 50s pre-concept albums, with 10 pieces put together to portray moods via jazzy backing of trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, bass, piano and percussion, conducted by Hopkins. Titles include "Alone", "Dreams", Escape", "Going", "Panic", "Daydream" and "The End". The Sound Of New York (A Music-Sound Portrait) is a whimsical kind of day-in-the-life, idealized and totally fun musical portrait of the Big Apple, with originals "The Sound Of New York", "East Side, West Side", "Coney Island Visit" and more with adaptations of New York themed material by Rodgers & Hart ("Manhattan"), Billy Strayhorn ("Take The 'A' Train)" and more, with groovy vocal sound bites. 22 tracks in all! CD

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New House Of PainJump Around (orig mix, Pete Rock's bloodstain mix) (green vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
An early 90s hip hop anthem – whether it's Muggs' screechy bouncing beats or Pete Rock's soulful remix that get's you jumpin'! Yeah, this was overplayed to the point of exhaustion back in the day, but you gotta admit it's a classic, we don't care who or how jaded you are! This fun 2014 pressing is on green colored vinyl, natch! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition green colored vinyl.)

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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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Jackie & RoySweet & Low Down ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good .... $0.99
This was Jackie & Roy's first album for Columbia and it mainly consists of some familiar tunes by the likes of Ira & George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter with a Roy Kral original thrown in. The tracks include "Chicago", "Fun Life", "Mountain Greenery", Kral's "Wingin' With The Wind", "Cheek To Cheek", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Jackie & Roy are accompanied by some well known musicians such as Barney Kessel on guitar, Larry Bunker on vibraphone, Anthony Ortega on alto sax and flute and Kral plays the piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye promo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the bottom seam, a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, some seam splitting, and some peeling and a promo stamp on the back, Label has a sticker.)

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Tizian Jost TrioUnited In The Big Blue ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 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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Howard KenneySuper Star ... CD
Warner/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
The first album from Howard Kenney – and a set that may not have made him the superstar promised in the title, but a pretty nice record overall! Kenney's got this cool, classy approach to soul – a style you'd guess from his look on the cover, and which comes across without any too-commercial or crossover-y modes – thanks to production help from both Johnny Pate and the great Larry Blackmon of Cameo. The grooves definitely echo the best Cameo modes at times, but also have a wider-ranging quality too – marking Kenney as a modern man who's more than willing to reach out in new ways. Our favorite cuts have that cool compressed style of the best midtempo groovers from Blackmon at the time – and titles include "No Promise Of Tomorrow", "Superstar", "No Fun To Me", "Can't Wait To Make You Mine", and "Between The Lines". CD

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New Roland KirkPre-Rashaan (Kirk's Works/Jaki Byard Experience) ... CD
Prestige, 1961/1968. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
Nice 2-in-1 set that reissues 2 hard to find albums by Roland Kirk! Kirk's Work is a strange and tasty album that Kirk made with organist Jack McDuff in the early 60s. The album's also been issued under the title Funk Underneath – but this is the original version. Kirk's tenor, manzello, stritch, and flute sound great next to Brother Jack's organ, and his sense of humor matches that of the great keyboardist. They swing hard, and have a lot of fun, especially on tracks like "Kirk's Work", "Three for Dizzy", and "Doin' the Sixty-Eight". The second album was cut under Jaki Byard's name – and is an amazing (and often forgotten) quartet session that brings together the enigmatic pianist and the mind-blowing multi-reed player. Kirk and Byard had played together previously, most notably on some of Kirk's Mercury recordings, and they fit together perfectly in this mad session of off-kilter jazz. The two of them are backed by Alan Dawson on drums and Richard Davis on bass, and the group's as tight as a drum. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Evidence", "Memories Of You", and "Hazy Eve". CD
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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $14.99
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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Peggy LeeJump For Joy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $23.99
A classic collaboration between Peggy Lee and Nelson Riddle – and a record that really set the tone for Lee's famous Capitol sides of the 60s! The groove here is very upbeat – as you might guess from the title – with a bouncing, almost syncopated approach that's definitely Riddle's, but which also hints at some of Lee's more soul-based backings of the 60s from Jack Marshall – those slinky-stepping groovers that would really put her back in front of American ears. Many tunes are older numbers, but they're updated nicely by Riddle's playful backings – and cuts include "Jump For Joy", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "Old Devil Moon", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Just In Time", "Music Music Music", "Four Or Five Times", and "Ain't We Got Fun". CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraHooked Up Classics ... LP
Ubiquity, 2010. Sealed .... $9.99
Shawn Lee's groovy homage to the early 80s Hooked On series – in which classical music got a bit of a shiny disco-indebted makeove r– but, we think Shawn might be doing the style even better here! His approach is far groovier, less glossy, more idiosyncratic and fun – with classical themes and melodies Hooked Up and performed by Lee in Ping Pong Orchestra mode. Lee goes deeper, too, with bits of dub, funk and psychedelic folk infusions to the classical flavors from track to track – some delicately tripped out, others heroic and anthemic, all adapted with adventurously funky inspiration yet still wholy reverent of the the classic melodies. Includes "1812 Overture", "Swan Lake", "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy", "Ride Of The Valkeries", "Peter And The Wolf", "Also Sprach Zarathustra", 'Flight Of The Bumblebee", "Funeral March" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Little WalterHate To See You Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1950s. New Copy .... $13.99
Killer 50s work from the great Little Walter – tracks that show that he was of the greatest blues acts working for Chess Records at the time! Many of the numbers here are heavy on Walter's classic harmonica style, but they also feature plenty of rough-edged vocals with a nicely soulful approach. Instrumentation is mostly small combo – with Otis Spann on piano, Freddie Robinson and Leonard Caston on guitars, and Willie Dixon on bass – among a variety of other players on the different sessions. Titles include "Hate To See You Go", "Key To The Highway", "Blue & Lonesome", "I Had My Fun", "I Got To Find My Baby", "Nobody But You", "Take Me Back", and "Roller Coaster". CD features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "I've Had My Fun" and "I Got To Find My Baby". CD

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Lord Sutch & Heavy FriendsLord Sutch & Heavy Friends ... CD
Cotillion/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $15.99
The lasting legacy of Screaming Lord Sutch – and an album that's almost equally well-known for its work by a host of famous guests – including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and others! Page is perhaps the most involved here – as he produced the set with Sutch, co-wrote some tracks, and plays some mighty searing guitar – as does Beck, which makes the album almost worth it alone for all the wonderful solos! But Sutch himself is pretty great too – kind of a mish-mash of late 60s nasty camp references, with the same sinister vibe as Kim Fowley – and an equally freewheeling approach to a tune that makes the album a heck of a lot of fun. Titles include "Gutty Guitar", "Flashing Lights", "Wailing Sounds", "Thumping Beat", "Union Jack Car", and "London". CD

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Wynton MarsalisTune In Tomorrow ... CD
Columbia, 1990. Used .... $6.99
Pretty great soundtrack work from Wynton Marsalis – done for a somewhat forgettable film, but featuring a wide array of sounds and styles – all a bit of a break from some of Wynton's stiffer work of the time! There's a definite ear here for New Orleans roots – which echo through the vintage-styled tunes nicely – and some numbers bring in a bit of vocals, either from Shirley Horn or Johnny Adams, which further helps expand the range of tunes. Many numbers are somewhat short – which allows the group to leap out before any cliches might take over – and Wynton's trumpet is augmented by a fair bit of extra horns, including some great clarinet from Alvin Batiste and Michael White. Titles include "Big Trouble In The Easy", "May Be Fact Or Fiction", "Albanians", "Don't Run From Fun", "On The Eve Of Entry", "Mama Leona", and "I Can't Get Started". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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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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Franco MicalizziDelitto A Porta Romana ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1980. New Copy .... $19.99
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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New Musical YouthYouth Of Today ... LP
MCA, 1982. Sealed .... $6.99
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial soul-reggae, but that cut's fun enough, and will certainly keep some folks entertained, if you were to drop it in your set. Also includes "Heartbreaker", "Blind Boy", "Yound Generation", "Mirror Mirror", "Children Of Zion", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Schoolgirl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99 18.98
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
(Die-cut, heavy-cardboard gatefold-style packaging. Beautifully done!)

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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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Ramones & OthersRock N Roll High School ... LP
Sire, 1979. New Copy .... $18.99
The fun fun soundtrack to Rock 'N' Roll High School – that gloriously, knowingly trashy Roger Corman produced movie vehicle for the Ramones! Of course The Ramones are all over he soundtrack, but it's got a bunch of 70s new wave and hard rock from Devo, Eno, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren and more. Includes "Rock N Roll High School", "I Want You Around", a medley of "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Pinhead", "California Sun" and more by The Ramones, "Come Back Jonee" by Devo, "Energy Fools The Magician" by Eno, "So It Goes" by Nick Lowe, "School Days" by Chuck Berry, "School's Out" by Alice Cooper and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- .... $6.99
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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New 7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & Dam Funk)7 Days Of Funk ... CD
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
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. CD
Also available 7 Days Of Funk (8 X 7" box set version) ... 7-inch 39.99

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7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & Dam Funk)7 Days Of Funk (8 X 7" box set version) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy 8 X 7 " .... $39.99
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 Steve Arrington and Kurupt. The 7-inch box set version features the funky album standouts "Hit Da Pavement", "Let It Go", "Faden Away", "1Question?" feat Steve Arrington, "Ride" feat Kurupt, ""Do My Thang" and "I'll Be There For You" on the A-Sides – with the instrumental versions of each on the flip sides. Also includes a bonus 7" with the tracks "Systamatic" feat Tha Dogg Pound and "Wingz" on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(The contemporary funk favorite – as an 8 X 7-inch box set!)
Also available 7 Days Of Funk ... CD 10.99

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SkyyFrom The Left Side ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Skyy is still shining brightly in the mid 80s – delivering nicely thumping, dancefloor ready soul on From The Left Side! After a number of sweet sets for Salsoul, the group moved on up to Capitol Records for this one set – embracing the era's synth soul production sheen more than ever, but their by now veteran status as a funky soul group on top of disco and dancefloor act informs the sound. The beats thump harder, the electronics resonate that much deeper, and overall they create a thoroughly contemporary mid-to-late 80s style groove that should have made this record bust out huge for them. Includes "Givin It (To You)", "Love Attack", "Non-Stop", "Big Fun". "Love Illogical", "Jealousitis" and "Rock It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From The Left Side (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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SkyyFrom The Left Side (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1986. Used .... $14.99
Skyy is still shining brightly in the mid 80s – delivering nicely thumping, dancefloor ready soul on From The Left Side! After a number of sweet sets for Salsoul, the group moved on up to Capitol Records for this one set – embracing the era's synth soul production sheen more than ever, but their by now veteran status as a funky soul group on top of disco and dancefloor act informs the sound. The beats thump harder, the electronics resonate that much deeper, and overall they create a thoroughly contemporary mid-to-late 80s style groove that should have made this record bust out huge for them. Includes "Givin It (To You)", "Love Attack", "Non-Stop", "Big Fun". "Love Illogical", "Jealousitis" and "Rock It". This FTG edition has 5 bonus tracks: "Givin' It (To You) (Special Mix)", "Love Illogical (Dance Edit)", "Non-Stop (Remix)", "Givin' It (To You) (Dub Version)" and "Non-Stop (Dub Version)". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available From The Left Side ... LP 1.99

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Sly & The Family StoneAnthology ... CD
Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... $6.99
A double length collection of Sly's classic work for Epic – featuring the best of the old days, when he was really into a groove! 20 titles: "Dance To The Music", "Everyday People", "Sing A Simple Song", "Don't Call Me N!gger, Whitey", "Stand!", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", "Babies Makin Babies", "Family Affair", "Everybody Is A Star", "M'Lady", "Life", "Fun", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Hot Fun In the Summertime", "Runnin' Away", "(You Caught Me) Smilin'", "Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa", "If You Want Me To Stay" and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Status CymbalIn The Morning ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Swingin' vocal group pop (2 males and a female), recorded in RCA's Nashville studios, with a nice warm sound. The feel's a bit like We Five, but with a little bit less of the strident vocal sound that they have. Tracks include "Mr. Thompson", "Having Fun Again", "Sleepy Sad Cafe", and "Blang-Dang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear, a promo stamp, WGN Library letters in marker.)

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New StetsasonicBlood, Sweat & No Tears ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used .... $5.99
One of the harder albums to find by them, and a record that still has them maintaining a surprisingly high level of quality, in spite of its later date. Tracks include "Ghetto Is The World", "So Let The Fun Begin", "The Hip Hop Band", and "Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy". CD
(Out of print, first pressing.)

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New StoogesStooges (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
The fiery debut of the Stooges! It isn't quite the out-there masterpiece that Fun House would be, and it's not quite as aurally blistering as Raw Power (we might be able to blame producer John Cale for this) but it's still one of the most powerful rock records of the era! Iggy & the boys could never do better than "I Wanna Be Your Dog" – and you also get the titanic classics "No Fun" & "1969" – plus "Not Right" and "Real Cool Time". What would the world be like without late 60s, Michigan-bred rawk? LP, Vinyl record album

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T-BonesBoss Drag/Boss Drag At The Beach/Doin The Jerk/Everyone's Gone To The Moon ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
A quartet of smoking instrumental albums from the T-Bones – a mighty cool studio combo from mid 60s LA! First up is Boss Drag – raucous drag strip rockers and driving R&B-fueled instrumentals by The T-Bones – killer material on Liberty from a group of young session wizards – including Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Dave Pell, Steve Douglas and others! It's wildly fun stuff that goes all in with the drag strip novelty – but totally transcends it – with some rubber-burning, rumbling excellence! Killer guitars, sax, organ drums from a one-time relatively anonymous cast of players. Includes "Hey Little Cobra", "Shut Down", "Drag City", "Draggin'", "Scorchin", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Boss Drag" and more. Boss Drag At The Beach adds in some cool surf-styled work on the guitars – and titles include "Haulin Henry", "Pearlin", "White Water Wipeout", "High Boy Hauler", and "Thunder Road". Doin The Jerk changes things up in a nice way – adding in plenty of the jerk rhythms promised in the title, which makes the sound more soulful than before – while still holding onto all the best guitar grooves from previous records! Titles include "Soda Jerk", "The Jerk", "Come On Do The Jerk", "Bread & Butter", and "Feelin Fine". Last up is Everyone's Gone To The Moon – one of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from the T-Bones – a set that features sublime Cali arrangements from Nick DeCaro – and a slightly expanded sound that sometimes adds in a bit of vocals to the usual guitar grooves of the group! There's a great late 60s vibe to the record that's a nice change from hot rod and surf modes of a few years before – and titles include "La Do Da Da", "Fare Thee Well", "Oh How Happy", "Paint It Black", "Kicks", and "Everyone's Gone To The Moon". CD

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Clark TerryEverything's Mellow/Plays The Jazz Version Of All American ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Germany), 1961/1962. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Trash CompanyTrash Company EP ... 12-inch
Steady Sounds/Peoples Potential, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
Heady keyboards from Trash Company – an artist who's been making grooves since the late 70s, and who definitely has an ear for a really raw sound! The music's less disco than other PPU reissues – and is mighty dark throughout – with lots of distortion on the beats and keys, and an overall sound that feels like the Italian Cosmic scene collided with early Factory Records! EP features five sweet tracks – including "I Don't Mind", "Having Fun", "For The Hook", "Pluto", and "Bigga Man". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Stanley TurrentineTender Togetherness ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good+ .... $1.99
A smooth groover from Stanley Turrentine's early 80s years – and like a lot of electric jazz sessions from the time, a record that's got more than a few R&B touches! The Turrentine sound on the tenor is still very firmly in place – stepping out amidst the backings with that confident tone we always love in Stan's work. But the orchestrations in the set are often quite large – arrangements by Larry Dunn or George Del Barrio that have a distinctly soul-based feel, and which feature vocals on a few tracks on the set. Titles include "Hermanos", "I'll Give You My Love", "Cherubim", "Tamarac", "World Chimes", and "Havin Fun With Mr T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Back cover has a few small peeled spots.)

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Vocal MinorityWe Love You Spiro/A Vice Precedent ... 7-inch
Wizdom, 1970. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Here's a bit of history – cut from the same cloth as about half the jokes from Mad Magazine during the 70s! "We Love You Spiro" is a rock remake of "We Love You Conrad" – from Bye Bye Birdie – done with new lyrics that sarcastically poke fun at resigned Vice President Spiro Agnew. "Vice Precedent" is an instrumental – with a slow vamping honky tonk groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 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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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 Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD
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New 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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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
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
(Includes bonus download for the whole album!)

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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
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... LP 18.99

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New VariousEccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $18.99 22.98
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... CD 13.99

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VariousKu-Pow! – British Guitar Instrumental Music Of The Sixties ... CD
El (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... $13.99
Explosive Joe Meek instrumentals from the 60s UK scene – with scorchers by The Tornados, The Packabeats, The Moontrekkers, The Fentones, The Ted Taylor Four, The Outlaws, Tony Hatch, The Phantoms and many more! If you're unfamiliar, Meek was a virtuoso producer with a sound and style that was anything but meek – anchored by raw rhythms, searing guitars and electronic embellishments that were far ahead of their time – all fueling these mad instrumentals with touches of R&B, rockabilly, surf and soundtracky styles ranging from sci fi to westerns! Wild, fun stuff that's almost completely instrumental. Titles includes "Theme From 'The Traitors'" and "Evening In Paris" by The Packabeats, "Telstar" and "Earthy" by The Tornados, "Ku-Pow!" and "Sioux Serenade" by The Outlaws, ""There's Something At The Bottom Of The Well" and "Hatashiai" by The Moontrekkers, "The Mexican" by The Fentones, "Cloak And Dagger" by The Echoes, "Taboo" by Sounds Inc", "Checkpoint", "Border Patrol" and ore by Dennis Newey, "Out Of This World" by Tony Hatch and more. 33 tracks in all! 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
(Limited edition of 1500.)

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. CD

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1967 to 1969 (coloured vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPhilly Regrooved Vol 3 – More From The Master – Tom Moulton Remixes ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
Sublime sounds from the Philly master – a fantastic set of new mixes by the legendary Tom Moulton – all done with older tunes from the 70s, in a way that take the grooves even farther than before! Moulton was on hand when most of these tracks were released, so he's already got a mighty keen knowledge of their changes and charms – and here, he goes back to the tapes and completely recuts things in a way that almost offers up an alternate version of the 70s – not schlocky contemporary mixes, or attempts to modernize the music – but instead a style that makes you feel like you've unearthed a whole box of unissued tapes from the Sigma Sound Studios. The massive 2CD set features 18 gems that include new mixes of "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone, "I'm Doin Fine Now" by New York City, "Making Love Ain't No Fun" by The Ebonys, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by The Spinners, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Bettye Swann, "I Can't Fight Your Love" by The Modulations, "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Babe" by Loose Change, and "Jack In The Box" by David Morris Jr. CD

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VariousPlastic Soul – Exotic Beatles – Part 4 ... CD
Exotica (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $6.99
A tripped out and fun entry in the Exotic Beatles series – the fourth compilation of Beatles covers and tributes from all around the world and in a world of styles! This one features the Irish/Hungarian/Russian acapella of Baba Yaga, Istanbul's DEF Orkestra, the throat-singing Bugotak, Afro Rock from Assagai and all kinds of other wild grooves – some corny (but fun) novelty versions and others are sincere tributes to the Fab 4 – with 29 tracks in all that includes some sampled vocal intros. Includes "A Hard Day's Night" by DEF Orkestra, "Elanor Rigby" by Neck Valve, "And I Love Her" by 7B, "Hey Jude" by Assagai, "Yellow Submarine" by Ariel, "Taxman" by Bozo Allegro, "Back In The USSR" by Baba Yaga and many more. 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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VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2CD .... $22.99
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating, tightly grooving and wonderful stuff all the way! Wall-to-wall Afro and West Indian-indebted percussion and rhythms, with tight horns and incredible vocals. It's filled pioneering work, but this is hardly a history listen – it's a fun set, and a sprawling one at that! Includes "Cortaron a Elena" by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "En Orbita" by Baltazar Carrero, "Habla Cuembre" by Los Caballeros Del Ritmo, "El Plenero" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta, "Dejalo Que Suba" by by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "Belinda" by Chivirico, "Cucala" by Cortijo Y Su Combo con Ismael Rivera, "Ron Con Coco" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta and more. 30 tracks on 2CDs. 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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John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/NilssonMidnight Cowboy ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – which is great in itself – but it's Barry's own work on the title theme that we totally love. "Midnight Cowboy" is a darkly turning slowly pondering tune that will haunt us until the day we die – performed here on the original number with a sad-tinged harmonica that unites both the country of Joe Buck's roots and the sleaze of the love generation. The tune's great – and is matched here by the whimsy of "Florida Fantasy", and the Barry tracks "Fun City" and "Science Fiction". Another great number on the set is "Old Man Willow", a really tripped-out longer track from Elephant's Memory – swirling around in organ and hippie vocals, and oddly echoing the main Barry theme of the set at times! LP, Vinyl record album
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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 BloodstoneWe Go A Long Way Back ... LP
CBS, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer late set by Bloodstone – one that holds on to all the excellent harmonies they brought to their 70s work, but which pushes their groove forward in a whole new direction! There's a warm modern glow to the set – one that works perfectly with the vocals – and the quintet still have a hell of a way with a ballad – singing in that slow-tripping style that was never too overly emotive, yet could pack a hell of a punch back in the day – especially in the wee hours! The tunes here are longer than before, and inflected by some rich arrangements by both the Isley Brothers and McKinley Jackson – and the set's got an Isleys-like approach by putting all the ballads on one side, and the groovers on another. These groovers really hold onto the harmonies wonderfully – making for a great follow-up to the ballads – and titles include the sublime smooth stepping track "We Go A Long Way Back", plus "Go On & Cry", "How Does It Feel", "Nite Time Fun", "My Love Grows Stronger", and "My Kind Of Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
 
 



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