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New James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown Live ... CD
Blues Journey, 1991. Used .... $3.99
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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Shoulder Bag – Black ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy .... $2.99
A special shoulder bag from Dusty Groove – big enough to carry 20 albums, a bunch of books, or even some groceries – with an adjustable strap that lets you carry the load on your shoulders! The bag's made of the same sort of material you'll find in other re-usable bags on the market – which makes it very light and easy to fold up when not in use – then ready at your side to carry the day's booty whenever you need it! And sure, it's not Jack Spade – but it's a pretty sharp bag at a mighty nice price! Misc

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – Royal Blue ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy .... $2.99
Here's a big bag for the folks who really like to do a lot of shopping – a sweet, wide tote that can handle plenty of goods, then fold up easily for carrying around! If you're digging for records, the bag can easily carry 30 or 40 LPs – or dozens of CDs and 7" singles – and if you're shopping for groceries, you'll find that the bag works even better than your usual reusable bags – because it's wider than it is deep, which makes everything easy to get at! Straps are big enough to get over your shoulder – which makes getting around town very easy – and if that's not enough, the whole thing's got the Dusty Groove logo on the side! Misc

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove/Vaya Messenger Record Bag ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear/Vaya, New Copy .... $129.99
A totally cool, totally amazing record bag – designed by Dusty Groove with a special eye towards bike-riding record diggers! We buy a lot of records here at Dusty Groove – and we also bike around Chicago a heck of a lot – but we've never found a shoulder bag that's right for records and biking together – until now! With help from the folks at Vaya Bags, we've designed this extra-deep record bag that should hold 40 to 50 LPs snugly in a waterproof bag – with an extra pouch for 7" singles – and even an inner pouch for other goodies too. The bag itself is super-strong – great stitching and very durable – and it's made from recycled bicycle tires, canvas sails, and other reclaimed materials – so you can feel extra-good about using it – and it's got all these other great features too. One of the coolest is the special Vaya adjustable shoulder strap – which is easy to slide up and down while you're wearing it – and a chest-cinching clip, so the bag rides tight. Plus, there's a big reflective strip on the back – for biking at night – and a large flap over the top with lots of velcro to hold it shut. All that, and it's even got the Dusty Groove logo – nice and big! And yes, it's a bit pricey – but this is the kind of bag that will last for years – and works well even if you're not a biker, too. Misc

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Dusty Groove CoffeeBossa Breakfast – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 14.99
Ever wonder how we get so much work done, so early in the day – pulling your orders with such efficiency as soon as they arrive? Then start your day with this morning favorite of the Dusty Groove crew – a real eye-opener that features hints of roasted pecan and chocolate, served up with just a bit of bite! We can promise you'll spend the morning with a bounce in your step – and a pleasant breezy feeling that will keep you going way past lunch. Bourbon, Caturra, Typica grown at 1,250 to 2,000 meters. Region: Mexico, Nicaragua. Direct Trade Organic. Certified Organic. Misc

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Dusty Groove CoffeeSoulful Sunshine – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 14.99
Brighten your world with Soulful Sunshine – a medium-bodied brew that balances fruity notes with echoes of toffee and cocoa – easy to sip all day long! The coffee's a perfect accompaniment to a light lunch, an afternoon snack, or a quick cup on its own – and also mixes well with others, too. Bourbon, Typica grown at 1,000 to 1,700 meters. Region: Mexico. Direct Trade. Misc

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Lowell FulsomLowell Fulsom In A Heavy Bag ... CD
Jewel/Fuel 2000, 1969. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
The heavy bag here is a bluesy one – as Lowell Fullsom's working in territory that's got a lot of rootsy, almost southern blues in the mix – but which still cracks out at times with his hipper, more funk-tuned groove! There's a few tracks on here that hearken towards the "Tramp" groove from his Kent years – like "Lady In The Rain" and "Sleeper" – both of which have a nicely funky undercurrent and vamping guitar that really snaps along with the rhythm. Other numbers have a straighter blues feel, but one that still has a sinister approach that goes way past cliches for the college crowd – showing Lowell to be firmly in charge, no matter what the setting. Tracks include "Sleeper", "Lady In The Rain", "Man Of Motion", "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", "Look At You Baby", "Trouble Everywhere", and "This Feeling". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Stoned To The Bone", "Every Second A Fool Is Born", and "Lonesome Christmas". CD

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New Coleman Hawkins & Clark TerryBack In Bean's Bag ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Excellent! The album's a strong full-bodied session with totally solid playing, and a stone cold hardbop groove that you'd never expect from either player. This could be because Dave Bailey's holding down the drum chores, and the record sounds a bit like his great recordings from the early 60's on Epic or Jazztime. There's a fantastic cut called "Tune For The Tutor", which was written by Pat Patrick, and which really grooves. Other nice ones include "Feedin' The Bean" and "Squeeze Me". Great stuff, and as far as we know, it hasn't been reissued. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 2 eye pressing.)

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New Erroll ParkerMy Own Bag – No 1 ... LP
Sahara, 1971/1972. Very Good+ .... $48.99
One of the strangest albums ever recorded by pianist/drummer Erroll Parker – mostly because it's got him singing on a number of tracks! Erroll's "bag" probably was more aptly named a "stash" on this set – as you'll find out when you hear the lyrics of songs like "When We Get Rich", "My Lady For Real", and "A Pair Of Orange Pants". But the record's also got some better numbers that really preserve the funky groove of other records – freely dancing, with a mix of drums, piano, organ, and some occasional guitar from Cornell Dupree. Strong titles include "Back To Sausalito", "Look At Me", and "A Flat Tire On My Ass" – all of which have some great grooves! LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
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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UTFOBag It & Bone It ... CD
Zomba, 1991. Used .... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousAural Offal Waffle Ten Pints Of Bitter & A Bag Of Pork Scratchings ... CD
Offal (UK), 1999. Used 2 CDs .... $6.99
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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 1 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99 9.99
One of the hippest compilations of boogaloo work we've ever stocked – and one that goes way past the bigger names on Fania or Tico, into the underground of small labels from the late 60s! The tunes here are all especially rare – issued originally on labels that include Speed and Ghetto, and brought together beautifully here with an ear for soulful vocals, snapping rhythms, and some of the grooviest styles of the Latin Soul generation! The Speed recordings are especial favorites of ours, because the label had a really great way of setting up a groove, and often broke from more conventional Latin modes to hit some very unique rhythms. But all the work here is totally great – and titles include "Alla Tu" by Conjunto Universal, "Do Your Shing A Ling" by Pijuan, "I'll Be A Happy Man" by Latin Blues Band, "Return To Spanish Harlem" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Latin Soul Boogaloo" by Paul Serrano, "One Way Ticket" by The Real Thing, "Symphony Sid In Acapulco" by Frankie Nieves, "Brass Boogaloo" by Sounds Tropicana, "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut" by Moon People, and "Mi Negra Va Gozar" by Paul Ortiz. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 2 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99 9.99
The hippest side of the late 60s Latin Soul years – work from a number of tiny little New York labels – all of which are a good deal rarer than some of the bigger indies of the time! The collection here is totally great, and totally fresh – filled with numbers that were not even hits back in the day, and which are almost the Latin counterpart to funky 45s! Most work is from the Speed and Ghetto labels, with a few more bits thrown into the mix as well – and tunes are both vocal and instrumental numbers, all put together with a heck of a lot of Spanish Harlem soul! Titles include "Heavy Together" by The Real Thing, "Hot Buns" by Willy Baby, "Spanish Maiden" by Tony Middleton with Chuito & The Latin Uniques, "Oye Tomasito" by Joe Pappy & His Combo, "Fishin With Sid" by Dave Cortez & The Moon People, "Shake It Don't Break It" by Pijuan, "Sweet Soul Music" by Milton Zapata, "The Four Corners" by Frankie Nieves, and "African Guajira" by Orquesta Olivieri. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 3 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99 9.99
A third great bag of boogaloo – and easily one of the hippest Latin series we've ever carried! As with other volumes, this batch of tracks is dug from the deepest underground of the late 60s east coast Latin scene – the smaller labels that lived in the shadows of Fania, Tico, and Alegre – imprints like Speed, Ghetto, and a few others – all serving up rougher-edged Latin than you might know from the hits! The sound here is often in the best Latin Soul or boogaloo mode – but there's often some rougher edges that make the tracks particularly interesting – ways of approaching the grooves that are quite unique, and a mix of vocal and production techniques that never fail to blow our minds! Titles include "Soul Mambo" by Bruce Cloud, "So Good" by Milton Zapata, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Rainy Night All Over" by Solid State, "Lay An OZ On Me Baby" by Latin Blues Band, "Morty's Harlem" by Moon People, "Wabble With Boogaloo" by Orquesta Olivieri, and "Riki Chi" by La Orquesta Boogaloo. 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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New James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear, some staining, and split top and bottom seams.)

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New Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. Used 2 CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 2CD box set edition is amazing – coming in a heavy-duty box with each disc in an oversized gatefold style sleeve – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes a nice booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. CD

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New Dusty Groove CoffeeNight Jazz – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A favorite with the after-hours set – a gentle blend with some great deep tones, including smoky caramel and malted barley – and a mellow vibe that will take you long into the evening! This is a coffee for careful sipping – either kicking back with friends at the end of the day, or chilling out by yourself – a deep brew for deep moments. Bourbon, Caturra, Typica & Villalobos grown at 1,450 to 1,900 meters. Region: Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador. Direct Trade. Misc

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New Quincy JonesQuincy's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy set of short jazzy numbers from Quincy – a consummate expression of all the work he'd forged in the 60s on soundtracks and other jazz sides for Mercury! The album features Quincy working through a lot of soul numbers – jamming on them instrumentally with players that include Jerome Richardson, Bobby Bryant, Plas Johnson, Ray Charles, Carol Kaye, and Ben Tucker – plus a nice brace of percussion from Ray Bryant and Gary Coleman. Titles include "Boss Bird", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Mohair Sam", and "Baby Cakes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker.)

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New Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! This obscure album by Sergio Mendes rarely turns up on vinyl, and it's a mixed bag of tracks that has some bossa piano trio stuff augmented by Bud Shank, plus some vocal cuts with Wanda De Sah, plus the occasional guitar playing of Rosinha De Valenca. The album was recorded in LA by Capitol, and has a bright West Coast 60's feel that brings out the best of Sergio's style. Tracks include "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and splitting on the seams.)

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New MetersTrick Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet Cali set from The Meters – one that loses a bit of their rougher roots, yet still holds onto plenty of funk at the same time! By the mid 70s, the New Orleans soul sound had broken out of the underground, was residing happily in mainstream LA. Allen Toussaint already produced a bucketful of albums for Warner Brothers, and The Meters themselves are working in a crossover territory that has them touring with the Rolling Stones and hitting a whole new range of college-type audiences. The group's smoothed things out considerably, but still manages to funk nicely at the best moments – in a warmer way than during the Josie Records years, but still with a groove that's much deeper than most of their contemporaries. Titles are a much a "trick bag" as the title – with a cover of Earl King's "Trick Bag" that features guest vocals by Earl, a remake of "(Doodle Loop) The World is a Little Bit Under the Weather", one of their best from the Josie days, a cover of "Honky Tonk Woman", which we can only assume was played on tour with The Stones – plus the original cuts "Chug A Lug", "Mister Moon", and "Find Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Shopping Bag ... LP
Bell, 1972. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly sublime pop from The Partridge Family – served up with superb arrangements from Wes Farrell and Mike Melvoin, the latter of whom plays some really great keyboards on the set! In fact, all the instrumentation is pretty great – guitar from Dennis Budimir and Larry Carlton, drums from Hal Blaine, and bass from Max Bennett – all nice and tight, in a way that makes these tunes a lot groovier than you might otherwise think! Titles include "Girl You Make My Day", "Last Night", "Every Song Is You", "Something New Got Old", "Am I Losing You", "Hello Hello", and "There'll Come A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the shopping bag!)

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New Tin/Bag (Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta)Bridges ... CD
Mabnotes, 2010. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Karin Krog & Morten Gunnar LarsenIn A Rag Bag ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Karin Krog really lives up to the title here – working with pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen in a set of tracks that hearken back to the earliest days of jazz – and which definitely open up some ring new territory for the singer! Krog's a vocalist that we've come to associate with some of the most modern elements in jazz – but she's also a sensitive stylist who turns out to do great things with older numbers too – using her mindblowing vocals in ways that are very different than traditional interpretations of these tunes. Morten's piano is very individual, too – ringing out in ways that are more contemporary, yet still resonate with tradition. Titles include "Euphonic Sounds", "In The Dark/In A Mist", "Way Down Yonder", "Spanish Steps", "Wild Cat Blues", "Blue Turning Grey Over You", and "Feeling Too Good Today Blues". CD

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New Mongo SantamariaSoul Bag/Stone Soul ... CD
Columbia/SPV (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A pair of tremendous albums from Mongo Santamaria – back to back in one cool collection! Soul Bag is a stone 60s smoker from Mongo Santmaria – and a great little set that really lives up to its title! The "soul" reference points to the record's host of 60s soul tunes, which are given a hip Latin spin by Mongo – working here with killer boogaloo arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – with a combo that includes soulful reed lines from Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, and Mauricio Smith – plus trumpet from Luis Gasca, and some killer drums from the legendary Pretty Purdie! The mix of jazz and Latin players on the record is really wonderful – and although the tunes are familiar, the presentation is mighty fresh – especially given the way the horn players manage to pack so much into their solos. Titles include "Baby What You Want Me to Do", "Hot Dog", and "Chili Beans" – plus cool versions of "Cold Sweat", "In The Midnight Hour", "Respect", and "Green Onions". Stone Soul is a killer album from Mongo Santamaria's classic 60s run for Columbia – and a record that also features some wonderful alto work from a young Sonny Fortune! Sonny's the key soloist on the record – bringing some sharp jazz elements to an album that's equal part Latin and 60s soul instrumental – served up with key arrangements from Marty Sheller, and played by a cool mix of Latin and soul players that includes Mongo on congas and bongos, plus Pretty Purdie on drums, Haldey Caliman and Hubert Laws on tenor, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Stephen Berrios, Julito Collazo, and Osualdo Martinez on percussion! Tunes are a mix of covers and cool originals – and titles include "Hitchcock Railway", "See Saw", "Cloud Nine", "Where We Are", "Love Child", "Who's Making Love", and "The Now Generation". CD

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New Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 2CD box set edition is amazing – coming in a heavy-duty box with each disc in an oversized gatefold style sleeve – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes a nice booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. CD

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New Soul Jazz RecordsSoul Jazz Records 12" Record Bag – Black/White ... Misc
Soul Jazz (UK), 2004. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A nicely priced record bag from one of our favorite record labels ever! The folks at Soul Jazz have come up with a great take on the DJ bag – going for one that looks like the classic flight bags that used to be given to customers by airlines in the 60s – nothing too fancy, nothing too durable, but a light little bag that's more than enough to tote around a small batch of items! It's almost like the Soul Jazz folks have taken a look at the ever-increasing size of the DJ bag over the years – as some now carry upwards of 100 records, with loads of extra pouches, pockets, and so many other parts you end up forgetting where you put everything. It's sort of like they said "hey, this has got to stop – let's just cook up a tiny bag that does what most people want!" The bag has a sleek stylish look, and holds around 20 to 30 records – all nicely squarebound, with yellow plastic piping, and a light little shoulder strap that can also condense down to a handle. Very nice! Misc
 
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Bonzo Goes To Washington5 Minutes (c-c-club mix, r-r-radio mix, b-b-bombing mix) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1984. Very Good .... $3.99
Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads gets together with Bootsy Collins on this Arthur Russell produced track featuring little sound bits of good old Ronald Reagan dropped over the heavy Linn drum beat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Slim TwigContempt! ... LP
Paper Bag (Canada), 2009. Near Mint- .... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(#203/300.)

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Tricky TeeLeave It To The Drums (club, dub, radio)/I've Got It Good (club, rmx, radio) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $5.99
Mantronix influenced production by Third Bass producer (and Mo' Wax artist) Sam Sever. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's Tony's show – and it's a great one. Allen's drums are right out front – and from the first note of the record, you know it's his own bag. Two long tracks – "Jealousy" and "Hustler" – make up the set, but that's plenty for us! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good+ .... $14.99
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a distinctly different group who are to Connors what Ramp was to Roy Ayers – a separate entity that shares the key production talents of their sponsor – but who break out in a wonderful vibe that's all their own! The album's best remembered for its key clubby groovers, but we also love the mellower moments too – which have a sublime stepping quality that really comes through via instrumentation from Claude Bartee on tenor and soprano sax, and Jacques Burvick on a whole host of cool keyboards. Gloria Jones (not the famous one) is a great lead singer – and titles include the classic Chicago club track "Phoenix" – plus "Look Ahead", "Once Again", "Let Me Be The One", "I'll Always Love You T",, and "Treat Me Like The One You Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have some pen. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD
Polydor, 1976. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! CD
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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Burt BacharachCasino Royale ... LP
Colgems, 1967. Very Good+ .... $24.99
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!), but which still have all of the charm of his best work. A few performances on the set are by Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, who do the completely chaotic "Casino Royale Theme" – and the lovely Dusty Springfield sings a versions of "Look Of Love" that has to be the best ever recorded! Other tracks include "Home James, Don't Spare The Horses", "Money Penny Goes For Broke", "The Venerable Sir James Bond", and "Hi There Miss Goodthighs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Burt BacharachCasino Royale (2CD expanded version) ... CD
Colgems/Quartet (Spain), 1967. New Copy 2 CDs .... $29.99
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!), but which still have all of the charm of his best work. A few performances on the set are by Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, who do the completely chaotic "Casino Royale Theme" – and the lovely Dusty Springfield sings a versions of "Look Of Love" that has to be the best ever recorded! Other tracks include "Home James, Don't Spare The Horses", "Money Penny Goes For Broke", "The Venerable Sir James Bond", and "Hi There Miss Goodthighs". But even better is this cool version – which features the original LP presentation at the end, but begins with 33 tracks that replicate the film presentation of the music – and which include numbers not on the original album, and variations on the tunes too! Even includes two vocal numbers by Mike Redway – "Seven Bond In Heaven" and "Dream On James You're Winning" – and lots of musical surprises throughout! CD

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... CD
Cold Chillin/Reprise, 1990. Used .... $4.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", "It's Hard Being The Kane", "Put Your Weight On It", "Mr Pitiful", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs. Dolemite" featuring Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" featuring Barry White. CD
(Out of print, booklet is a little creased.)
Also available Taste Of Chocolate ... LP 14.99

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New Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" with Barry White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Taste Of Chocolate ... CD 4.99

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 3 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 2000. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $39.99
The third volume in the Mermaid Avenue series – in which Billy Bragg and Wilco see unfinished Woody Guthrie songs to fruition – utilizing Guthrie lyrics, supplied by Woody's family. It's another stylistic mix of Billy Bragg's on point style, and Wilco's stylistic liberty – and both styles again reap strong results. Titles include "Bugeye Jim", "When The Roses Bloom Again", "Gotta Work", "My Thirty Thousand", "Go Down To The Water", "Union Prayer", "Tea Bag Blues", "I'm Out To Get" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony BraxtonOpen Aspects '82 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1982. Used .... $23.99
Braxton and Richard Teitlebaum team up again on this 2 LP release for Hat Art. Teitlebaum plays cool electronics next to Braxton's icy alto, and the sound is incredible. Wild stuff – and although not Braxton's usual bag, it's still a welcome part of his oeuvre. Titles include "3", "1.2", "2", and "1.1". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $16.99
A great double-length album from James – filled with a wide range of cuts that are brought together only by his genius, creating an insane mix of grooves that's totally entertaining throughout! Features a long version of "Get On The Good Foot", plus other excellent bits like "The Whole World Needs Liveration", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky", "I Got a Bag Of My Own", "Funky Side of Town", "Dirty Harri", and the amazing "Recitation by Hank Ballard", in which Hank talks about how great James is, and how much he saved his career! LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownGodfather's Smackdown – Captured Live (CD & DVD set) ... CD
Fuel 2000, Mid 80s. New Copy CD & DVD .... $5.99 14.98
James Brown and the band straight up killing it on the classics – doing their thing at Atlanta's Chastain Park, in what we're gonna guess is the mid 80s – with this large and hard grooving version of his unstoppable in any era players! James was still an unbelievable performer at this point, and it's hard to imagine he had a better group backing him up than what we're hearing and seeing in this package – on a set that rips through the full on funk and the tender soul numbers with equal depth and precision! 16 tracks on the CD and 13 on the live DVD, including "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", "Try Me", "Get On The Good Foot", "It's A Man's Man's World", "Cold Sweat", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Please, Please, Please",. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and more. CD
(The DVD is not region specificied – we cannot guarantee that it will play in all regions or on all players. CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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James BrownHell ... CD
Polydor, 1974. New Copy .... $4.99 9.98
Reissue of JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record was originally a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! CD

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Ray BrownRay Brown With The All-Star Big Band/Ray Brown & Milt Jackson ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1965. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
Two great ones as a leader from bassist Ray Brown – back to back on a single CD! All Star Big Band is a standout session from Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly more as a compadre than the main driving force of the record – as the arrangements here are by Ernie Wilkins, often in the tightly soulful bag he was laying down at the time – and Adderley's presence as the main soloist certainly gives a Cannonball flair to the record. But there's definitely plenty of Brown's warmth guiding the whole session – and other players include Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Budd Johnson, and Yusef Lateef. Some tracks have Brown's bass right out front in the arrangements, dipping nicely and adding into the groove – and titles include "Tricotism", "Cannon Built", "Thumbstring", "Two For The Blues", and "Work Song". Ray Brown & Milt Jackson is a really hip record from the team of bassist Ray Brown and vibist Milt Jackson – a swinging large group record that has them fronting arrangements from Oliver Nelson and Jimmy Heath! Nelson and Heath are both mighty hip cats at this point in their career – and bring a soulful swing to the record that really takes off – a groove that's lively, but tuned with lots of cool colors and tones too – shifting effortlessly while things move forward – but always with the right soulful appeal for older fans of both leaders. Milt's especially great in this setting – even more on fire than some of his other collaborations with Brown – and titles include "Dew & Mud", "Lined With A Groove", "Lazy Theme", "In A Crowd", and "Now Hear My Meaning". CD

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Freddy CannonAction ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $14.99
A lost 60s rocker from Freddy Cannon – and a pretty darn groovy one, too! The set's a mid 60s outing for Warner Brothers – and gives Freddy a style that's more Sunset Strip crossover than some of his previous east coast work – an upbeat vibe that would be perfect for the kind of fast-action nite spot that featured gals in bikinis, dancing in cages – and the kind of crowd that's more interested in fast shaking to the music than sitting back and sipping! Most of the tunes are covers, but given a special sort of zing – and titles include "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "She's Somethin Else", "Action", "Hang On Sloopy", "Beachwood City", "You Gotta Help Yourself", and "Let Me Show You Where It's At". CD

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Coolin SystemProphet/Dracula ... 7-inch
GED Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $5.99
A killer cover of a Pee Wee Ellis tune – one that's done with some great burning Hammond on the intro, then some tight tight horn work that really sends the tune home! The groove's never too over the top – very much in its own bag, and more than enough to sustain things nicely as the track rolls on with some well-measured solo moments on trumpet and organ! The flipside's a slightly mellower number – Neal Creque's great "Dracula" – taken at a nice mid-step pace, with a great jazz vibe overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Miles DavisBags Groove ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used .... $3.99
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson on vibes, Thelonious Monk on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – carving out the tune in a nicely modern idiom. The rest of the set features work by Miles in a quintet with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver – again with support from Heath and Clarke – on tunes that include 2 versions of "But Not For Me", plus early recordings of Sonny Rollins' standards "Oleo", "Airegin", and "Doxy". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Bags Groove ... LP 89.99

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Miles DavisBags Groove ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Very Good- .... $89.99
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson on vibes, Thelonious Monk on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – carving out the tune in a nicely modern idiom. The rest of the set features work by Miles in a quintet with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver – again with support from Heath and Clarke – on tunes that include 2 versions of "But Not For Me", plus early recordings of Sonny Rollins' standards "Oleo", "Airegin", and "Doxy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing with NJ address, deep groove, and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear overall, a one-inch split on the spine, and some surface wear and stains on the back paste-on.)
Also available Bags Groove ... CD 3.99

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Paul DesmondPure Desmond (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used .... $8.99
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that includes Ed Bickert on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. The tracks are short, but have that magical Desmond quality to them – no tricks, no electric work, just pure and simple coolly blown jazz. Titles include "Everything I Love", "Squeeze Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Nuages", and "Why Shouldn't I". CD features 2 bonus tracks "Wave" and "MASH". CD
(Out of print 90s pressing.)

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Lou DonaldsonMidnight Creeper (Applause pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Applause, 1968. Sealed .... $5.99
Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, and George Benson on guitar – grooving with that really soulful early sound of his! The album has that hard Lou Donaldson funky sound that still sounds fantastic today – and titles include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag of Jewels", and "Love Power". LP, Vinyl record album

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Patty DukePatty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls/Sings Folk Songs (with bonus track) ... CD
United Artists/Real Gone, 1967/1968. New Copy .... $11.99 16.98
A pair of Patty Duke albums from the late 60s – one of them previously unreleased! First up is Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley Of The Dolls – a record that definitely draws on the drama of her Neely O'Hara role in the film of the same name – with tunes that have a bit more of an emotive punch than Duke used in previous years. These emotions are sometimes a bit overblown, but that's part of the appeal – as with her work in the film – and arrangements are by Arnold Goland and Hutch Davie – on titles that include "Come Live With Me", "Give A Little More", "Valley Of The Dolls", "I'll Plant My Own Tree", and "Learn To Live With Your Heartache". The second half of the album features the previously unreleased Patty Duke Sings Folk Songs/Time To Move On – an unusual record that has Duke taking on some of the crossover folk sounds of the 60s – but still in a way that's very much in her usual poppy bag. Ernie Sheldon produced, and also wrote a good number of tracks too – originals mixed in with more familiar and traditional titles that come off surprisingly well – thanks partly to the gentler folksy format, which never strains Patty's vocals too much. Titles include "The Housewife's Lament", "Colors", "The Cruel War", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Time To Move On", and "And We Were Strangers". Also features the unreleased single "I Want Your Love". CD

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Maynard FergusonMaynard '64 ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Maynard swings it surprisingly nicely – in his standard big band mode, but with a lot more of an edge than in later years, thanks no doubt to some of the strong players he had in his group! Maynard's solos still have that blaring quality that marks him as a dominant showman, but he also gives ample room to some of the other soloists, especially on the longer tracks. Titles include "Rock Me To Sleep", "Animated Suspension", "He Can't Swing", "Vignette", "For The Cats", and "New Bag Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has tape on the spine and a bit of pen on back.)

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45 Paper Sleeves100 Paper 45 Sleeves ... Record Care
Misc, New Copy .... $9.99
A bag of 100 regular weight 7" paper sleeves, the same as we use around here! Square, white paper, hole in the middle – just right for rewrapping your funky 45s! Record Care

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New Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) (with previously unreleased album) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $19.99
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". Added to the core album is a full bonus album – recorded by Foster nearly a year after the first, and even more far-reaching! There's a quality to the date that mixes together Frank's previous soulful vamping with some more introspective, more lyrical moments – almost modern at times, but not entirely so – and played by a septet that includes Ed Pazant on alto and flute, Burt Collins on trumpet, George Cables on piano, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Foster himself plays a bit of alto clarinet alongside his usual tenor – and titles include "Fly By Night", "Slug's Bag", "What's New From The Monster Mill", and "Hip Shakin". CD
(SHMCD.)

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Von FreemanHave No Fear (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1975. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
One of the best studio albums ever from the legendary Von Freeman – and a date that really captures some of the careful essence of his live performances in Chicago! Unlike the previous Atlantic album, which tried to fit Von into a more expected bag, this easygoing Nessa session really lets him open up and take off – blowing tunes that are straight ahead, but always with that offbeat style that turns the songs inside out – making them rich exploratory fields for inventive and creative solos! The group fits Von's longtime credo of never upstaging the leader – which gives his tenor lots of room to blow – and players include John Young on piano , David Shipp on bass, and the great Wilbur Campbell on drums. Titles include a great version of Mancini's "Mr Lucky", plus "Swinging The Blues", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", and "Have No Fear Soul Is Here". This great Nessa CD version has a killer bonus track, too – the Freeman-composed "Boomerang". CD

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good .... $18.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group – Sounds Of The Ghetto Youth (plus bonus track) ... CD
ESP, 1969. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party Jam", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Har-You Theme", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz". CD features a bonus track – "Montego Joe's Har-You Postscript 2008". CD

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Bobby HebbLove Games ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
Post "Sunny" work from Bobby Hebb – a record that clearly has the singer trying to deepen his bag after years of pop soul fame – moving into a mode that's relatively surprising! Overall, the style here is somewhat baroque – with fuller strings and complicated arrangements matching Hebb's often-fragile vocals – a mode that's somewhat "adult" and mature, yet not as much in the sophisticated soul style that was showing up with other singers at the time. Hebb's clearly trying for a more emotive sound here, and given that the lyrics of the tunes (all penned by Bobby) often go to a relatively dark place, the approach works well with the material. Titles include "The Love Bird Has Flown", "I've Learned To Care", "Grin & Bear It", "SS Soul", "Flower", "She Broke My Heart", and "A Better Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisWings & Things ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Although we've always thought that Wild Bill Davis was a bit of a snoozer, these records that he made with Johnny Hodges are all pretty groovy, especially this one, which has Grant Green on guitar. The group plays a number of originals, with a solid soul jazz sound that borders on a Blue Note bag. Tracks include "Wings & Things", "Dow De Dow Dow Dow", "Casanova", and "Spotted Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the spine & top seam, and some wear.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFlute-In ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $18.99
Early Blue Note work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a session cut before she hooked up with producer Larry Mizell, but one that's still got a righteously soulful vibe! The arrangements here are by Wade Marcus, but he still has the great idea of giving Bobbi a bit more expanded sound in the background – a full mix of sounds that lets her flute step out in the lead and find its own soulful space on the solos – all with a wonderful style that definitely marks Humphrey as one of the freshest jazz flute talents in years! The other players are all pretty hip too – and include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Billy Harper on tenor – who'd both played with Bobbi on one of Lee's late Blue Note dates – and titles include a version of Eddie Harris' "Set Us Free", plus "Sad Bag", "Don't Knock My Funk", "Journey To Morocco", and "Ain't No Sunshine". CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaJazz Rock Legend ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy .... $26.99
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest Japanese groups of the early 70s – billed as jazz rock in the title, but with a much deeper sound overall! Reedman Jiro Inagaki definitely comes from jazz roots, but has also picked up plenty of trippy touches from the late 60s too – fuzzy guitar, sweet keyboards, and an especially strong ear for the kind of heavy drums that folks like Lou Donaldson were using to push their instrumental work into a whole new dimension! The group here is often largeish, but still has the punch of a smaller funky combo – and the set brings together some of the most soulful albums from Jiro's rare Japanese-only albums – titles that include "The Ground For Peace", "Snap Shot", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Twenty One", "Breeze", "Painted Paradise", "Sniper's Snooze", and "Express". CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Millie JacksonGet It Outcha System ... LP
Spring, 1978. Near Mint- .... $2.99
A key album in the evolution of the Millie Jackson sound and style – as she leaves behind the weepy soul of earlier albums, and moves into the fierce, proud-stepping mode that would define the "bad girl" of later, raunchier years! In case you can't figure out where Millie's going with her bag, the title is emphasized by a photo of a toilet seat on the back cover – and Millie literally takes the sh*t out on the record – in a series of tunes that have a real bad-rapping approach. Production is by longtime associate Brad Shapiro, but the overall sound is sweetened nicely by David Van De Pitte – who adds in full strings and voices to emphasize the attitude behind the songs. Titles include "Go Out & Get Some", "Put Something Down On It", "He Wants To Hear The Words", "Here You Come Again", and a great version of Latimore's "Keep The Home Fire Burnin", complete with an additional rap on the subject, entitle "Logs & Thangs". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jefferson AirplaneBark (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Grunt/Culture Factory, 1971. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Underrated later Airplane – issued at the time on their own Grunt label! Bark came out in '71, after the departure of co-founder Marty Balin, but despite that obviously important loss, there are some pretty cool positive changes in approach, even if it wasn't enough to keep the group flying for too much longer! For one, it's got some excellent violin by Papa John Creach on several tunes – and Slick and Kantor's vocals and songwriting are still in solid shape here. Titles include "When The Earth Moves Again", "Feel So Good", "Crazy Miranda", "Wild Turkey", "Law Man", "Think", "War Movie" and more. CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies. Really nice reproduction of the original "paper bag" outer packaging, too!)

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $19.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". CD
Also available Uptown Shakedown ... CD 11.99

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. Used .... $11.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Uptown Shakedown ... CD 19.99

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Gloria JonesShare My Love ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- .... $23.99
A heavy heavy set from Gloria Jones – a record that features some killer Paul Riser arrangements that are right up there with the deepest Motown work of the early 70s! Jones' groove is always a bit different than most of her contemporaries – not the usual Motown bag, and really far-reaching for the label – heavy funk one minute, more sophisticated the next – and almost pointing the way towards her later association with T Rex, and Gloria's time in the UK. Riser really pushes himself strongly here – backing Gloria with full strings on some tracks, soaring in the trademark upbeat Riser groove – then dropping into heavier rhythms at other points, with complicated elements that make the album a treasure trove of fresh surprises with each new track! Cuts include "Share My Love", "Oh Baby", "Old Love New Love", "Try Love", "So Tired", "Baby Don't Cha Know", and "Why Can't You Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of clear tape on the spine.)

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Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $16.99
Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit scene – the always-great Hugh Lawson on piano, plus Herman Wright on bass, and a young Roy Brooks on drums – all working with Lateef in a sound that almost points the way towards some of the innovations in 70s soul jazz, and which has surprisingly righteous touches that you wouldn't expect from such a simple package! Titles include Brooks' excellent groover "The Smart Set", plus "Oasis", "Road Runner", "The Golden Flute", and "Head Hunters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Eddy LouissJazz In Paris – Bohemia After Dark ... CD
Universal (France), 1972. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
An amazing organist – probably the best in Europe! Eddy Louiss is a genius – a massive player who should have been huge, but who's barely been recognized over on this side of the Atlantic, save for a bit of recording with Stan Getz. This 1972 session is a gem – one of his best records, recorded in 1972 with a small quartet that includes Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar, and Guy Pederson on bass. The set's got a laidback soul jazz feel – with lots of long tracks that let Gourley and Louiss meander about, while Clarke punctuates the tracks nicely with some sharp work on the drum kit. Titles include "Bohemia After Dark", "Ow", "Bag's Groove", "I Should Care", and "Angel Eyes". CD

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Herbie MannHerbie Mann Returns To The Village Gate ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $14.99
A sweet early 60s set by Herbie Mann! After cutting a very successful side at the Gate in 1962, Herbie returns with an even broader approach to the groove – working here with players that include Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Dave Pike, Ray Mantilla, and Ray Barretto, on a set of long tracks that have more than a bit of Latin and global influences! The package is a great one – and as always, one listen will show you that Herbie's a lot hipper than any of us ever give him credit for. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "New York Is A Jungle Festival", "Ekunda", "Bedouin", and "Candle Dance". CD

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New Herbie MannHerbie Mann Returns To The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A sweet early 60s set by Herbie Mann! After cutting a very successful side at the Gate in 1962, Herbie returns with an even broader approach to the groove – working here with players that include Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Dave Pike, Ray Mantilla, and Ray Barretto, on a set of long tracks that have more than a bit of Latin and global influences! The package is a great one – and as always, one listen will show you that Herbie's a lot hipper than any of us ever give him credit for. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "New York Is A Jungle Festival", "Ekunda", "Bedouin", and "Candle Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Herbie Mann with Rufus HarleyWailing Dervishes ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good- .... $4.99
One of the coolest albums ever from Herbie Mann – and a set that's definitely got the vibrant sound you'd expect from its title and cover! The set's a live one, and pretty open at times – and the great Rufus Harley joins Mann's group for one track – in a really mad mix of sounds that also includes lots of other exotic instrumentation too! Roy Ayers plays vibes on about half the set – and other instrumentation includes oud, dumbek, and zither – set over modal rhythms that have a very strong Eastern vibe! Titles include "Wailing Dervishes", "Flute Bag", "In the Medina", and "Armenian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks two and three. Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam. Back paste-on is slightly off-center.)

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Les McCannGospel Truth/Soul Hits/McCanna ... CD
World Pacific/BGO (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
A trio of early 60s gems from pianist Les McCann – all wrapped up here in a single set! First up is The Gospel Truth – a solid 60s smoker in which Les McCann really gets back to the roots of soul jazz – serving up the gospel-tinged truth promised in the title – and really linking his piano back to the pulpit in the process! Les has a wonderfully firm touch on the left end of the keyboard – which makes for a rollicking groove on just about every track, augmented by super-tight drum work from the great Paul Humphrey, who almost gets a tambourine vibe out of his snare and cymbal! Stanley Gilbert plays bass, and Charles Kynard plays guest Hammond on a few tracks – and titles include "Get That Soul", "The Preacher", "The Gospel Truth", "Oh The Joy", and "Didn't It Rain". Soul Hits is a really hard-hitting groover from the great 60s trio of Les McCann – a set that adds in some extra guitar from Joe Pass, who definitely sounds his most soulful on the set! Joe grooves perfectly with Les' piano – and has almost a Kenny Burrell-like depth in tone throughout – one that we're not as likely to hear on other Pass sessions of this vintage, possibly because of the excellent rhythms from Paul Chambers on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums! Tunes are definitely the soul hits promised in the title – mostly numbers that were brimming up big in the soul jazz generation of the time, but given a particular Les McCann twist. Titles include "Sister Sadie", "Bag's Groove", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Work Song", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Groove Yard", and "Sack O Woe". McCanna is filled with a great Latin groove from the mighty Les McCann – a smoking set that adds in extra percussion from Willie Correa – who gives the record a sound that's quite a change from the usual McCann groove! The percussion is wonderful throughout – and given that the great Paul Humphrey is already playing drums in the trio, the whole thing's got a rhythmic zest that never lets up – way different than just the usual "with conga" style you'd hear on a Prestige Records piano trio record – and instead a groove that's definitely dedicated to the boldest Latin piano modes of the time! The track list includes a lot of originals, such as "McCanna", "Zulu", "Bastuto Baby", "Shaam-Pu II", and "Narobi Nights" – plus versions of "Que Rico" and "It Had Better Be Tonight". CD

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New Jimmy McGriffIf You're Ready Come Go With Me – The Super Funk Collection ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good .... $5.99
Funky early 70s work by Jimmy McGriff – a mix of tight groovers and more open soul jazz numbers – all of which represent some of his best moments for the Groove Merchant label! Jimmy's got a lean, mean sound on these tracks – and even when the backings are full, they've got the tightness of a 70s soundtrack – nice and jazzy, and with a great funky punch on the bottom! The McGriff keyboard sound has plenty of room to roam around, even when the cuts are short – and titles include a great cover of "Ain't It Funky Now", plus "Super Funk", "Fat Cakes", "Dig It On", "Bug Out", "If You're Ready Come Go With Me", "Let's Saty Together", "The Bird", "Plain Brown Bag", "Jumpin' The Blues", "Tiki", and "Shuckin & Jivin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Joe McPhee/Ernie BosticLive At Vassar 1970 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy 2CDs .... $16.99
Some of the hippest jazz ever played at Vassar College – and previously-unreleased work from avant legend Joe McPhee, recorded right around the same time as his classic Nation Time record! One CD features a smoking performance by McPhee on tenor – working with a group that also includes Byron Morris on alto sax – really stretching out on a mixture of original tunes and some surprisingly free takes on standards – familiar songs blown openly, almost with a Coltrane Quartet sort of approach! But the other CD is even more amazing – and even more obscure – as it features a group with vibist Ernie Bostic, alto saxophonist Otis Greene, and Hammond player Herbie Leaman – all musicians we really don't know at all – but who sound wonderful together! The mix of organ and vibes is completely sublime – and tracks are very long and airy, with a haunting feel that's unlike anything we've ever heard before. The Bostic group plays "Flowers For Mattie B", "Bag's Groove", and "Resolution" – and McPhee's combo takes on "Green Dolphin Street", "Spring Street", "Muntu", "Maybell's Blues", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $15.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic! Titles include "Pyramid", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "The Cylinder", "Round Midnight", "Bag's Groove", and "Skating In Central Park". CD

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Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used .... $8.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Louis Moholo Moholo's Viva La BlackExile ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1990/1991. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Brilliant recordings from drummer Louis Moholo – done at a time when he was one of the few surviving members of the legendary Blue Notes – working here with his Viva La Black combo, in a sound that has a similar mix of South African roots and European avant modes! The material's from the mid 90s, and is incredibly strong – a great reminder that in the right corners of the UK scene, there was still some plenty righteous jazz going down – rich in spirit and soul, and let loose with a great sense of freedom on the solos! In addition to Moholo's percussion, the group also features Sean Bergin on tenor and flute, Steve Williamson on tenor and alto, Claude Deppa on trumpet and flugelhorn, Frank Douglas on guitar, Paul Rogers on bass, and Thebe Lipere on percussion – and although the music was recorded in the studio, it definitely has the energy of a freewheeling live performance. Titles include "Plastic Bag", "Visions", "Dudu Pukwana", "Kwa Langa Kumandi", "Wathinta Amadoda", and "For The Blue Notes". CD

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New Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used .... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – a real cooker that features the great Mel Rhyne on organ, coming out of the same Indy hub as Wes – plus Jimmy Cobb on drums! The bass-less trio format burns nicely throughout – coming across with a bit more soul jazz burn than on Wes' later sides, that small combo that came from Montgomery's earlier roots. Titles include a couple of Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". Also includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1963. Used .... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – a real cooker that features the great Mel Rhyne on organ, coming out of the same Indy hub as Wes – plus Jimmy Cobb on drums! The bass-less trio format burns nicely throughout – coming across with a bit more soul jazz burn than on Wes' later sides, that small combo that came from Montgomery's earlier roots. Titles include a couple of Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". Also includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Boss Guitar ... CD 6.99

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Ennio MorriconeRene La Canne/122 Rue De Provence ... CD
Music Box (France), 1977/1978. New Copy .... $24.99
A pair of great Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the late 70s – both done for French films, with that different quality he would often bring to his non-Italian work of the time! Rene La Canne has some great light moments that come as a real surprise – playful melodies that pop out here and there alongside some of the moodier, sparer sounds that we usually expect from Morricone. Part of the tracks are in a period mood, suiting the story – but others have a bouncing whimsical feel, one that's quite different from Morricone's usual bag. The best tracks have these weird sounds – made in a way that's partly electric, but in a way that's magically puzzling to our ears! Titles include "Rene La Canne", "La Poupee", "Les Paris Stupides", "Le Jour De Gloire", "Madame Krista", and "Passeport Pour Le Plaisir". 122 Rue De Provence is the real charmer here, though – a sublime score that shows off some of Morricone's classical elements, but in ways that really come through with a great deal of warmth – that personal, evocative approach to music that makes his soundtrack scoring way different than serious music – and which also makes this soundtrack a real standout in his late 70s work! The strings are incredible – spare, but hypnotic – and isolated instrumentation on woodwinds or piano rings out in rhythmic melodies that twist and turn, repeat and dissolve – really creating as magical feel as the music moves on. Titles include "One Two Two", "Encore Loin", "Premiere Experience", "Au Deauville", and "Melodie Populaire". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Nice & SmoothOld To The New (LP)/Blunts (LP) ... 12-inch
Rush, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $2.99
Nice & Smooth have always been masters of the smooth-yet-hyped style of vocals and production and this is one of their best post-Fresh/Sleeping Bag tracks. Smooth bassline under hyped drums and a nice keyboard up top. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Janko NilovicSoul Impressions ... CD
Vadim (France), Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice horn fills. About half the tracks on the album benefit from this sort of approach – kind of across between blacksploitation soundtrack scoring and the tighter instrumental moods of work by The Duke of Burlington. The other half is more in Janko's usual bag – nicely groovy jazz numbers, some with a slinky 70s edge! Titles include "Hippocampus", "Open Country", "Crazy Enterprise", "Drug Song", "Soul Impressions", "Man Of Genius", "Push Push", and "Family Tree". CD

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New NytroNytro ... LP
Whitfield, 1977. Very Good .... $3.99
One of a number groups that Norman Whitfield was working with during the late 70s – the most famous of which was Rose Royce, and perhaps the least famous of which was Nytro. The group's got a sound that's similar to Rose Royce, with a mix of male and female vocals, and a basic style that's mostly funky soul, but which sounds even better on the ballads. The album's got a great spacey electric ballad called "Dreaming", which could have been lifted off of one of the early albums by RR – and it's got a number of bass-heavy funk numbers like "Atmosphere", "Trick Bag", "What It Is", and "Atomic Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Red RippersOver There. . .And Over Here ... LP
Paradise Of Bachelors, 1983. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99
A cool combat- themed country rock record by The Red Rippers – largely the work of songwriter and Vietnam veteran Lt. Edwin Bankston – and a pretty riveting obscurity from the early 80s private press vaults! The sounds range from breezy, Creedence-styled backdrops and 70s outlaw country inspired grooves, to more of a fuzzed out, slightly harder-edged feel – but it's the lyricism that really pushes Red Rippers into a different realm. It's full of war-wizened songs about forgotten soldiers, bloody jungle battles and other prideful and mournful tales from this veteran's point of view! The difference between the catchy, if quite raw tunefulness and the frank lyricism gives it a really dichotomous, intriguing feel! Includes "I Roll", "Soldier Of Fortune", "Firefight", "Who Remembers", "Vietnam Blues", "The Dark And Bloody Road", "She's Been Down", "Body Bag". LP, Vinyl record album

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RepercussionsEarth & Heaven ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used .... $1.99
Basically the Groove Collective, with the absence of a few of their horn players and female vocalist Nicole Willis. Mining a vein that was very much in the bag of where the Heavies were during the mid 80s, this is jazzy modern soul with tight grooves, crisp production and a sense of history that never gets lost in a backwards retro mode. Ten songs including "Find Your Way", "It's A New Day", "Promise Me Nothing" and "If There's A Question". CD
(Promotional stamp on booklet.)

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New Roger (Roger Troutman)Unlimited! ... LP
Reprise, 1987. Near Mint- .... $1.99
The third solo album from Roger Troutman, and sadly just a mere glimmer of his finest moments on his own, or with Zapp. "Thrill Seekers" is the only track with that bottom heavy vocoded funk we expect from Roger, the rest is fairly commercial 80s pop soul. Also includes "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a promo stamp, a factory sticker, and some light wear.)

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Scherrie & SusayePartners ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A surprisingly great album from these two former member of The Supremes – Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene-Brown – put together with production help from Eugene McDaniels, who really helps give the whole thing a hipper spin than some of the girls' more famous work from before! There's a slight Minnie Riperton touch to the vocals a times – a really great sense of range – and the best tracks have a warm modern soul vibe that really lets the girls move forward strongly, especially at the few points when there's an undercurrent of funk. The material's arranged by Alan Silvestri, Odell Brown, and Leon Pendarvis – and the whole thing's definitely not the usual 70s bag from Motown. Titles include "You've Been Good To Me", "Luvbug", "I Found Another Love", and "Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You've Ever Done". CD

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New Scherrie & SusayePartners ... LP
Motown, 1979. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A surprisingly great album from these two former member of The Supremes – Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene-Brown – put together with production help from Eugene McDaniels, who really helps give the whole thing a hipper spin than some of the girls' more famous work from before! There's a slight Minnie Riperton touch to the vocals a times – a really great sense of range – and the best tracks have a warm modern soul vibe that really lets the girls move forward strongly, especially at the few points when there's an undercurrent of funk. The material's arranged by Alan Silvestri, Odell Brown, and Leon Pendarvis – and the whole thing's definitely not the usual 70s bag from Motown. Titles include "You've Been Good To Me", "Luvbug", "I Found Another Love", and "Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You've Ever Done". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Sea & CakeNassau (with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $18.99 20.99
A strong, earlier record from The Sea & Cake – which works in some more diverse elements than some of their later work – but even at this early point, they've got a distinctive style all their own! It kicks off with the rawish, angular rocker "Nature Boy", and is the album goes along, brings in the more signature Sea & Cake style of moody vocal melodies, avant jazz guitar and rhythmic influences, subtle electronics and solid leftfield pop songcraft. Other titles include "Parasol", "The World Is Against You", "Soft And Sleep", "Alone, For A Moment", "I Will Hold The Tea Bag" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" CDs, and this LP is a monster batch of grooves in exactly the same vein. Blows all of the other wuss-bag "new jazz" groups out of the water! With Jacko Peake, and the tracks "Up & Out", "Movin' On", "By Chance", "Outerspace", "Rhode Trip", "Fender Bender", and "On Jacko's Call". CD
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Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. Used .... $4.99
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" CDs, and this LP is a monster batch of grooves in exactly the same vein. Blows all of the other wuss-bag "new jazz" groups out of the water! With Jacko Peake, and the tracks "Up & Out", "Movin' On", "By Chance", "Outerspace", "Rhode Trip", "Fender Bender", and "On Jacko's Call". CD
(Out of print.)
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Edwin Starr25 Miles ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
Socking soul, and a key album in the career of Detroit powerhouse Edwin Starr – one that had him stepping forth with a proud, loud groove all the way through! Starr's work was always a bit harder than the regular Motown bag – no doubts because of his more indie soul roots – and on this set, Edwin comes clean with a punched-up style that's heard to famous effect on the anthemic title hit "25 Miles", and which is nicely followed up by a great batch of tracks that includes "Gonna Keep on Tryin", "You Beat Me To The Punch", "Soul City", "Strugglin' Man", "Mighty Good Lovin", and "Backyard Lovin Man". CD

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TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Trash CompanyEarle Hotel Tapes 1979 to 1993 ... LP
Steady Sounds/Peoples Potential, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy .... $16.99
Messed-up electronic rock from Trash Company – a group who really live up to their name with the noisy, grubby sounds in this set! The music is somewhere between dark post-punk work from the early 80s, and some of the lower-fi indie moments of the decade to follow – yet together, the tracks definitely have a really unique feel – almost as if Suicide recorded for K Records, or an aging Neu suddenly found themselves working in the Portland scene! Given the vintage of most of these cuts, and the overlooked locale in which they were recorded, the whole thing's a definite musical discovery – one with a feel that definitely lives up to the promise of our references here. Titles include "He's Only A Man", "She", "Little Black Bag", "Come To Me Softly", "No Regrets", "Electra Glide", "Ow", and "I'll Slide Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tyrone WashingtonRoots ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz! This sweet little record was recorded out of the same energy that produced Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark LP for Perception Records, and it's a strange session by Tyrone Washington – a young player from the Newark scene who'd previously cut a straighter album for Blue Note, but who was working here in kind of a messed-up grab bag of styles that fit well with the stoned-out approach of the Perception label. Hubert Eaves plays piano, Stafford James plays bass, Clifford Barconadhi is on drums, and the album's a mix of funk, modal jazz grooving, and a bit of outside activity. In a way, the album's earnestness reminds us of some of Roland Kirk's work from the same time – except that Tyrone's backing group is incredible, with a tight rhythmic sound that gets funky at just the right moments. Titles include "War Is Not For Men", "1980", "Submission", and "Spiritual Light Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Margaret WhitingMaggie Isn't Margaret Anymore/Pop Country (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
London/Real Gone, 1967/1968. New Copy .... $11.99 17.98
A pair of London Records albums from Margaret Whiting – back to back on a single CD, with bonus tracks too! Maggie Isn't Margaret Anymore is cool crossover pop from Whiting – a late 60s album that still draws strongly on her roots in jazz, but which also has Maggie trying on some younger styles too! The set isn't all 60s pop overall, but there's definitely a nice choice of tracks that goes way past the usual Margaret Whiting bag – although often arranged in ways that still hold more strongly to the sentimental echoes of Whiting's past. Titles include "This Is My Song", "Somethin Stupid", "If This Is Goodbye", "Because","Only Love Can Break A Heart", and "Just Like A Man". Pop Country is exactly what's promised in the album's title – a set of popular country numbers, sung by Margaret Whiting in a style that carries plenty of echoes of Nashville! The style is often soft and dreamy – with Whiting's blue-tinged vocals moving gently over backings that are usually given a slight bit of electric bass, just to step things along slowly. The approach works surprisingly well – a real winner for Margaret – and titles include "I Love You So Much It Hurts", "Release Me", "I Hate To See Me Go", "Am I Losing You", "You Don't Know Me", and "Gentle On My Mind". CD also features four totally groovy cuts – unreleased tracks that include "I'm Losin My Mind", "The Heart Of A Sailor", "Boys Fall In Love", and "Believe In Me". CD

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VariousFunk N Roll – A Collection Of 70s Rare Funky Trips ... CD
Stone (Italy), 1970s. New Copy .... $12.99
A very solid collection of rare funk from the 70s – with a mix of tunes that includes a number of harder-to-find cuts that may have been reissued on other sets in the past, but which work perfectly in the mix of hard grooves on this set. There's a total of 17 cuts in all – and just about every track is a funky 45 winner! Tracks include "Boogie The Devil In" by Chubukos, "Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip" by Fugi, "Funky Paella" by The Brothers, "Ali Funky Thing" by Chuck Cornish, "Do The Choo Choo" by Jack Ashford, "Bumpin Part 2" by Ground Hog, "Track Down" by A Different Bag, "Doing The Feeling" by Alvin Cash, "Spook A Delic" by Don Pierce, "Waterbed part 2" by LTG Exchange, "Funky Key" by The Dynamics, and "Don't Fight The Feeling" by Sound Experience. CD

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New VariousJazz In Paris Deluxe Edition Vol 1 – Champs-Elysees (3CD box set plus book) ... CD
Universal (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/1970s. Used .... $34.99
A lovely assortment of tunes from the Jazz In Paris CD series – packaged here as a lavish 3CD set, along with a beautiful booklet of images, vintage photographs, and writings in both French and English! The set's like a time machine back into the glory days of the early Paris jazz scene – and features recordings from the 30s through the 70s – many of which have been issued in the Jazz In Paris series, but a few of which seem to be showing up here for the first time. The booklet alone is worth the price of the package, as it's especially beautifully done – but the set also features 3CDs of music, a total of 48 tracks that include "Trombones A Tout Faire" by Michel Legrand, "The Man I Love" by Jack Dieval, "Cherokee" by Raymond Fol, "Margie" by Sidney Bechet, "Mad Monk" by Tyree Glenn, "Swamp Mist" by Rex Stewart, "Sad Walk" by Chet Baker, "Tire Tire L'Aiguille" by Mary Lou Williams, "Vega Blues" by Andre Ekyan, "Three Little Words" by Lester Young, "Meeting" by Rene Thomas, "Moment's Notice" by Slide Hampton, "Bag's Groove" by Eddie Louiss, "Florence Sur Champs Elysees" by Miles Davis, and "Blue Lester" by Maurice Vander. CD
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VariousJump Back – Imitations, Interpolations, & The Inspiration Of James Brown ... CD
Le Smoke Disque, 1970s. New Copy .... $7.99 15.98
A heavily funky and far reaching collection of tunes written by the Godfather – eclectic 60s & 70s material from all over the globe – each with a unique approach, but perfectly connected in their displays of JB's boundless funky spirit! The set includes a few tracks familiar to global deep funk diggers – but the majority of the tunes are quite fresh to our ears, and all of it's excellent, anyway. A tight Italian take on the sound from the Showman, brassy fury from the University Of Illinois Jazz Band, Latin funk from Rabbits & Carrots, a group harmonies approach from The Impalas, and much more! Includes "I Feel Good" by Os Incriveis, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by Jr & The Preludes, "Lickin' Stick" by Soul Sounds, "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" and "Sex Machine" by Rabbits & Carrots, "Super Bad" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Think About It" by Esquires Now, "There Was A Time/Cold Sweat (Medley)" by Victor Olaiya & International All Stars, "Soul" by Impalas, "Get On The Good Foot" Harrison High School, "Mother Popcorn" by Les Watson & The Panthers and more! 19 tracks in all. CD
 
 
 



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