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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... CD
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and simply a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. CD
Also available For The Whole World To See ... LP 14.99

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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Whole World To See ... CD 12.99

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LoveDa Capo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Elektra/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A stunning second album from Love – a set that's still without the fuller orchestrations and baroque touches of Forever Changes – but which already shows the group moving in that direction! The rough, gritty edge of the group is very firmly intact – but they've already got a really fresh way of putting over a song – by complicating the rhythms a bit, going for unusual tonal colors, and furthering the really imaginative songwriting of Arthur Lee. Side one features some incredibly haunting shorter tunes that point the way towards Forever Changes – including the insanely wonderful "She Comes In Colors", the Latin-tinged "Que Vida", and the cuts "Stephanie Knows Who", "The Castle", and "Seven & Seven Is". Side two is a total freak-out – an 18 minute bluesy guitar jam, very over the top stuff – and quite unusual in length for a rock album in 1966! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousCold Cold Heart – Where Country Meets Soul Vol 3 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Southern soul galore – a wonderful range of tracks that are done in that best deep soul mode that borrowed heavily from country music – but also really transformed things to fit their own righteous needs! Make no mistake, the collection is all soul music all the way through – but the songs also echo some of the more heartbreaking themes and local needs you'd find in country music – and also use some isolated elements in the instrumentation and production too! The best way to think of the package is as a collection of southern soul, but one that shows a surprising lack of color barrier when it comes to musical styles – and as always with Ace/Kent, the notes and overall conception of the whole thing is really wonderful. 24 tracks in all – including "Easy Loving" by Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis, "Big Blue Diamonds" by Little Johnny Taylor, "I Hang My Head & Cry" by Arthur Alexander, "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road" by Percy Sledge, "Touch Your Woman" by Margie Joseph, "Who Will The Next Fool Be" by Bobby Bland, "Stand By Your Man" by The Mirettes, "Till I Get It Right" by Bettye Swann, "Another Man's Woman Another Woman's Man" by Laura Lee, and "Jambalaya" by Ralph Soul Jackson. CD

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New LoveBlue Thumb Recordings (Out Here/False Start/Live In England 1970) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Hip-O Select, Late 60s. Used 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lesser-known work by Love – material recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together the Blue Thumb albums Out Here and False Start – plus a full album of previously unreleased live tracks! Both of the studio albums feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking style that has less of the baroque arrangements of albums like Da Capo or Forever Changes – somewhat bluesy at points, but also pretty harder rocking too. Arthur Lee is still as incredible as ever on these sides – with that slightly mad vocal approach that gives even the most mundane tunes a real edge – and the guitar work's supported by an even heavier style of rhythm, one that almost gives a few tracks some nice funky moments! Titles from Out Here include "I'll Pray For You", "Signed DC", "Stand Out", "I'm Down", "I Still Wonder", "Doggone", "Instra-Mental", and "Gather Round". Tracks from False Start include "Flying", "Gimi A Little Break", "Slick Dick", "Anytime", "Love Is Coming", and "Ride That Vibration". The live album features tracks recorded at three different shows in the UK in 1970 – 11 previously unreleased tracks that include "August", "Good Times", "My Little Red Book", "Orange Skies", "Andmoreagain", and "Bummer In The Summer". CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode & some edgewear to digipack.)

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New LoveForever Changes ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing with red & black label. Cover has some wear, aging and a few light stains.)

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New LoveBlack Beauty (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
High Moon, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Arthur Lee and Love's unreleased record from 1973! Black Beauty is a more diverse and soulful set than a lot of what we've heard from Lee's harder rocking 70s years – and it's given a much-deserved top notch release by High Moon Records! It's raw in the best possible sense, with a live feel, as played by a well-oiled band. It's got some blistering rockers, albeit with a heavy dose of bluesy soul in the mix, and includes some surprisingly effective creative twists – especially the Caribbean-inflected "Beep Beep". This is a really cool record that we're thrilled to see getting some belated love and respect – and most importantly, it's worthy of Arthur Lee's legend. Other tracks include "Young & Able (Good & Evil)", "Midnight Sun", "Can't Find It", "Walk Right In", "Skid", "Stay Away", "Lonely Pigs". "See Myself In You" and "Product Of The Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl in tip-on sleeve. Includes a thick, full color and full-sized (11"X 11") booklet of notes and photos – plus code for digital download.)

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New LoveDa Capo ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning second album from Love – a set that's still without the fuller orchestrations and baroque touches of Forever Changes – but which already shows the group moving in that direction! The rough, gritty edge of the group is very firmly intact – but they've already got a really fresh way of putting over a song – by complicating the rhythms a bit, going for unusual tonal colors, and furthering the really imaginative songwriting of Arthur Lee. Side one features some incredibly haunting shorter tunes that point the way towards Forever Changes – including the insanely wonderful "She Comes In Colors", the Latin-tinged "Que Vida", and the cuts "Stephanie Knows Who", "The Castle", and "Seven & Seven Is". Side two is a total freak-out – an 18 minute bluesy guitar jam, very over the top stuff – and quite unusual in length for a rock album in 1966! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label stereo pressing. Side 1 has marks that click a bit on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear and agin.)

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New LoveBlack Beauty (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Moon, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Arthur Lee and Love's unreleased record from 1973! Black Beauty is a more diverse and soulful set than a lot of what we've heard from Lee's harder rocking 70s years – and it's given a much-deserved top notch release by High Moon Records! It's raw in the best possible sense, with a live feel, as played by a well-oiled band. It's got some blistering rockers, albeit with a heavy dose of bluesy soul in the mix, and includes some surprisingly effective creative twists – especially the Caribbean-inflected "Beep Beep". This is a really cool record that we're thrilled to see getting some belated love and respect – and most importantly, it's worthy of Arthur Lee's legend. Other tracks include "Young & Able (Good & Evil)", "Midnight Sun", "Can't Find It", "Walk Right In", "Skid", "Stay Away", "Lonely Pigs". "See Myself In You" and "Product Of The Times". Very cool package – a book-style cover, with 64 pages of notes and photos – and bonus tracks that include "Thomasine & Bushrod", "Keep On Shinin (live)", "LA Blues", "Every Time I Look Up I'm Down (live)", and even an interveiw! CD
(Limited numbered pressing of 5000 copies.)
 
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ArtwoodsSteady Getting It – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99
A jam-packed box set anthology of R&B-fueled English rockers The Artwoods – named for singer Arthur Wood, the older brother of Faces/Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood – and recorded a slew of killer singles and tore up the live scene in the mid 60s! The set has 3CD – Disc 1 featuring rare acetates, singles and EP tracks, plus a number of BBC Sessions from '65 and '66. Disc 2 features their Art Gallery LP and another healthy batch of BBC Sessions, from '66 and '67. Disc 3 feature the group in action live, at Funny Park, Denmark, 1967. All-in-all, the set includes their complete recordings from 1964 to 1967 – in a well done little box with individual cardboard sleeves, and a nice booklet of notes and photos. CD

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Arthur ConleyPeople Sure Act Funny/Burning Fire ... 7-inch
Atco, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atco sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Planet PatrolCheap Thrills (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Nice electro beats from Arthur Baker and John Robie's glory days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Planet PatrolPlay At Your Own Risk (Lil Jon rmx main, Lil Jon rmx inst, Lil Jon rmx radio, orig) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1984/1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The sound of future past from The Greatest Beats series! An early Arthur Baker electro classic for you to pop and lock to your heart's content to, plus a Lil Jon remix featuring R&B vocals by Lathun. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie CalvinHarder They Come (voc, inst)/Sunshine Party Time (rap) ... 12-inch
Streetwise (UK), 1982. Very Good ... $0.99
Rockers Revenge seems to be the name Arthur Baker and John Robie used for used for releasing electro covers. For this single, they do an electro version of the the Jimmy Cliff reggae cut. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Streetwise sleeve.)

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James CarrMan Needs A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Goldwax/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
Sublime southern soul from one of the greats! James Carr is right up there with the best of the 60s – Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and others – but he never made it as big as them because of personal troubles and bad planning on the part of his label and management. Fortunately, his genius has been kept alive by record collectors everywhere – for whom this rare gem is a holy grail! The album features 11 tunes that sum up the best of the south in the 60s – all sung by James with his unbelievably heartbreaking voice. Titles include "The Dark End Of The Street", "You've Got My Mind Messed Up", "A Woman Is A Man's Best Friend", "I'm A Fool For You", "Stronger Than Love", "More Love", and "Sowed Love & Reaped A Heartache". CD
Also available Man Needs A Woman ... LP 9.99

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Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy ... Around October 10, 2014
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively political, but never overwrought – and Tapscott is playing with a strong quintet that includes Black Arthur Blythe on alto, David Bryant and Walter Savage on bass, and Everett Brown on drums. The set includes an important early version of "The Dark Tree" – a modal groover that's one of Tapscott's lasting legacies – plus the tunes "Niger's Theme", "For Fats", and "The Giant Is Awakened". CD

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New Man ParrishBoogie Down (Bronx, dub) ... 12-inch
Sugarscoop, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Original pressing of "Boogie Down Bronx", one of the first hip hop tracks about The Bronx, and the early electro classic that Newcleus copied the bassline, drums and vocoder sound from on "Jam On It". The production almost sounds as if this could be a mid 80s Arthur Baker cut. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugarscoop sleeve. Labels have some marker.)

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New Planet PatrolI Didn't Know I Loved You (voc, inst)/Play At Your Own Risk (acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Gary Glitter tune's given the Arthur Baker electro treatment for your breaking pleasure, plus the acapella to "Play At Your Own Risk". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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New Arthur ConleySoul Directions ... LP
Atco, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Top-shelf soul from Arthur Conley – a singer who isn't always given the same sort of nod as other Atlantic artists of the time, but who's right up there with the best 60s talents on the label! Conley's really learned some lessons from his mentor Otis Redding here – and as with Redding in his last few years, the music here takes off in a number of varied modes that really reflect the "soul directions" promised in the title. Conley's not content to just rehash the style of his one hit, nor ape Otis' modes – and instead, he shows some great strengths both on mellow-burning deep soul tracks, and on some more upbeat, funkier tunes that almost veer a bit towards Wilson Pickett. Almost more importantly, Arthur's also a great writer on the set – penning 5 of the album's 10 tracks – and leaving the rest to other strong southern soul talents like Otis Redding, Dan Penn, and Spooner Oldham. Titles include the nice groover "Funky Street", plus Arthur's tribute to his mentor, "Otis Sleep On" – and the tracks "This Love Of Mine", "Love Comes & Goes", "People Sure Act Funny", "Pur Our Love Together", and "Burning Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing.)

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New Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics from Bonzo Goes To Washington, Dinosaur L, Felix, Indian Ocean and more – all touched in some way by Arthur Russell, with artists in the sessions from Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Bootsy Collins in Bonzo, to a collaboration with producer Nicky Siano in the tracks by Felix, and players from the earlier Loose Joints disco sessions. Incredibly important stuff on one hand, and appealingly funky 80s grooves on a more superficial level – and great stuff either way you slice it. Titles include "5 Minutes (B-B-B mix)" by Bonzo Goes To Washington, "Tiger Stripes" and "You Can't Hold Me Down" (extended mixes) by Felix, "Chill Pill (Underwater mix)" by Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn, "School Bell/Tree House" by Indian Ocean, "Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Dinosaur L and more. CD

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New Robin KenyattaEncourage The People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Wolf/Clinck (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Post-Atlantic work from Robin Kenyatta – but an album that follows in a very similar mode! This date was done for the Wolf subsidiary of TK Records, but it's got a very hip New York groove – one that's almost even more righteous than some of Robin's earlier work, with some excellent arrangements from Arthur Jenkins – who's managed to fill the set with a great sense of soul! Kenyatta's alto and soprano sax are set up with keyboards from Jenkins and Richard Tee, plus bass, guitar, percussion, and some great backing vocals at points – used sparingly, but in ways that almost remind us of Oneness Of Juju at some of their smoother moments. Kenyatta's reeds have a Plunky-like feel too – more inside than the Juju work of the mid 70s, but pointing towards Plunky's smoother sounds to come. Given that the vocal group features Gwen Guthrie, Vivian Cherry, and Patti Austin, you can bet they sound pretty sweet – and titles on the set include "Love Me", "Oh Oh Oh", "You", "Bluebird", and "Of Life & Love". CD
Also available Encourage The People ... LP 3.99

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New VariousRare Mod 4 – A Fourth Volume Of 60s Underground Rhythm 'N'Blues, Psych & Soul ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raucous R&B, tight psych and mod soul from the late 60s UK – on a stellar Vol 4 in the great Rare Mod series from Acid Jazz – and nearly everything on it is entirely fresh to our ears! Rare Mod really goes deep, uncovering tunes that are honestly as infectious as the major mod standard bearing hits of the day – with raw drums, killer Hammond organ grooves and gritty vocals that give everything a sharp edge – but it’s commited by groups that proudly flaunt classic soul and R&B influences. Great stuff! Includes "Big Bird" by Dog Soul, "Tell Daddy" by All Night Workers, "Together Forever" by Gary Farr and the T-Bones, "Me And My Baby" by Row Boat, "Cover Girl" by Perfumed Garden, "The Thinking Kind" by The Wild Ones, "Arthur" by Virgin Sleep, "LSD" by Tomorrow's Children and more, 16 in all. CD
 
 
 



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