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Dusty SpringfieldWhere Am I Going ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as on this one! Backings are conducted by Alan Tew, Peter Night, Arthur Greenslade, and Wally Stott – Brit Easy giants all of them – and tracks include sublime gems like "Bring Him Back", "Don't Let Me Lost This Dream", "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face", "Sunny", "Welcome Home", and "Broken Blossoms". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Don't Forget About Me", "Time After Time", and "I've Got A Good Thing". CD

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New VariousLounge De Luxe (3CD box set) ... CD
Pulse/Castle (UK), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
60 killer tracks of British loungecore material – packaged in a nicely priced 3CD set! A number of these tracks are from the legendary Pye records catalog – and you might already have them on other Sequel/Castle reissues, but there's plenty of good bits to go around here, and the selection of material is great. We can't even begin to let you know all the titles here – but we can tell you that the set's a great one if you like the Sound Spectrum/Easy Project kind of sound. Titles include "Love Today, Cry Tomorrow" by Cyril Stapleton, "Turnpike Lane" by Peter Moore, "Call Me" by Johnny Patrick, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Alan Tew, "Image" by Sounds Orchestral, "Tangerine" by Harry Roche Constellation, "Girl Talk" by Roy Budd, "Shaft" by The Button Down Brass, "Herbin" by Tony Hatch, "Norwegian Wood" by Parrafin Jack Flash, "Le Blon" by City Of Westminster Strings, "Kinda Kinky" by Ray McVay Sound, and lots lots more! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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New VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 1 – British Rare Grooves From The Themes International Music Library 1973 to 1976 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare tracks in a world of already-rare music – a collection of funky numbers from the Themes International sound library – none of which have ever been released commercially before! The package is a great addition to the realm of sound library funk – and although the names here are familiar from their work for other labels, the tracks are all plenty darn fresh – often a fair bit electric, in keeping with the mid 70s vintage of the music! There's loads of funky beats, bumping basslines, and sweet keyboards lines on most of the cuts – and overall, the work here reminds us of some of the best funk from mid 70s Italian police films, or American cop shows from the same time. CD package features some great notes, as well as original Themes International cover images – and titles include "Flashpoint" and "High Diver" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Flying Squad" by Kenny Salmon, "Soul Train" by Les Hurdle, "Override" by Keith Roberts, "The Observer" by David Lindup, "Soul Slap" by Madeline Bell & Alan Parker, "El Zoro" by Mike Moran, "Sweeney Todd" by Alan Parker, "Get Up & Go" by Kenny Salmon, "Headlights" and "Scenechange 6a" by Alan Tew, "Inside Information" by David Lindup, and "Speed Run" by Alan Hawkshaw. – CD

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New VariousMighty Mellow 2 The Sequel – A Psycho-Funk Resurrection ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Call it psycho-funk, call it Brit easy, call it downtempo abstract – whatever the case, it's all great! This second volume in one of our favorite all-time series is a stunner – and it comes up with a sparkling blend of very fresh grooves that we've only ever heard matched by a few other compilations over the past few years. The general vibe is rare soundtrack and sophisticated jazz funk material – and a huge amount of these cuts come from sources we've never seen before! Tracks include "The Rub" by Alan Tew, "Pretexte Indicatifs" by Guy Pederson, "Abstraction" by Projection, "Plummer Park" by Pete Jolly, "My Love For You & The Ugly" by Ed Green, "Beach Buggy" by Pierre Duchamp, "Beat Construction" by David Seeland Band, "Sour Soul" by Gentle Rain, "Night Is Blues" by Performance, "Name Of The Game" by Brian Bennet, and "Bass In Action #1" by Tonio Rubio. 19 cuts in all! CD
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James BrownBodyheat ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". CD

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New Dave BrubeckAll The Things We Are ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the best Dave Brubeck albums from later years – and one of the hippest! The record is noteworthy for its pairing of Anthony Braxton and Lee Konitz – the former a rising star at the time, influenced strongly by the latter in his roots – showcased here in some rare moments of Braxton straight-aheadness! Brubeck's contribution is heard most strongly on the album's extended trio "Jimmy Van Huesen Medley" – played by Dave with Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. But we're most partial to the saxophone tunes – Konitz playing a spare duet with Brubeck on "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", soloing with the group on "Like Someone In Love", duetting with Braxton on "All The Things You Are" – and stepping back to let Anthony play with Dave on a version of "In Your Own Sweet Way". Really great stuff throughout – and a unique Brubeck moment! LP, Vinyl record album
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Paul BrusgerWaiting For The Next Trane ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Bassist Paul Brusger heads up this quartet, but the group's got strong contributions on all its four corners – tremendous baritone work from Gary Smulyan, who's becoming one of our favorite contemporary players on the instrument – plus soulful piano from Mike Ledonne, and just the right sort of swing from the great Louis Hayes! The players come together with a freshness that's noteworthy – really standing apart from even their other recent recordings – quite possibly due to the fact that every tune on the set (save one) is an original composition by Brusger, a writer with a really old school way of balancing lyricism and soul – a compositional strength that almost takes us back to Horace Silver or Duke Pearson. Titles include "In A Minor Funk", "When Will You Ever Learn", "All But One", "Bringin Home The Silver", "Waiting For The Next Trane", and "Andrea's Delight". CD

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New Warren Smith & The Composers WorkshopOld News Borrowed Blues ... CD
Engine, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tone poems, improvisations, compositions and nicely orchestrated material from Warren Smith & his Composers Workshop Ensemble – a pretty big unit, but with a pretty sweet swing to it, paired nicely with more out sounds! The balance in moods is key, as is the depth of material, from multi-suite contemplative pieces, to fairly straight up and swinging orchestrations, to a tribute to tenor great Harold Vick, some vibes & African percussion guided passages, and beyond. Players include John Carleton and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet & flugelhorn, Joe Daily on euphonium, James Stewart, Craig Rivers, Claire Daily and Douglas Yates on saxes, Elusegun Sangofemi & Joese Abreu on African percussion, and others. Titles include the extended pieces "River State Suite" and "Free Forms 1-4" – each running towards or past the 20 minute mark, plus "Lock The Toilet Door", "The Hungarian Gypsy Song" and "One More Lick Of Harold Vick". CD
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New Makaya NtshokoMakaya & The Tstotis (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that's noteworthy not just as one of the rare few moments as a leader for drummer Makaya Ntshoko – but also for the great contributions of the members of the group – especially saxophonist Heinz Sauer, who really hits his stride here! Sauer's one of those oft-overlooked talents, but he's a hell of a player in the right setting – which this album definitely provides – a full-voiced, quickly-creative, yet very sensitive performer on tenor and alto sax – both instruments he uses with a righteous sense of majesty at the album's best moments. The group also features well-balanced piano from Bob Degen, and sublime bass from Isla Eckinger – another player we love to death, and who never gets his due – and titles include "Ode To Tilman", "Bridges", "Neged", "Tetralogue", and "Supension". CD also features three bonus tracks – "Santec", "Heboisma", and "Makaya's Song". CD

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New Nikki Sudden & Dave KusworthJacobites ... LP
Glass/Numero, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the 80s – but an album that should be right at the top of any important collection of rock from the 70s – given the instantly classic sound of the set! The pairing of Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth is one of those true genius moments in UK rock – like that of Bowie and Ronson, or Jagger and Richards – where the two individuals balance each other beautifully, and help reach this amazing territory together – in this case, at a level that we'd rank right next to gigantic-selling albums from the decade before. These songs are amazing – penned at a level that should have made all of them classics – and sung by Nikki Sudden with a voice that's instantly one of the most unique and compelling you'll ever hear – honestly right up there with Bob Dylan or Rod Stewart or any other artist at that level. The guitars are great too – mixed electric and acoustic with a really fragile feel, and lots of earthy echoes that you might find in The Faces – but fused through energy from two guys who also lived through the birth of punk as well. The album's nothing like anything else that was going on in 1984 – which is why it was sadly under-circulated at the time – but it's true genius all the way through, as you'll hear on tracks that include "Hurt Me More", "Jacobites Grave", "Kissed You Twice", "Need A Friend", "For The Roses", "Silver Street", "Hanging Out The Banners", and the original version of "Big Store". LP, Vinyl record album