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Natalie ColeThankful/I Love You So/Don't Look Back ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Classic early work from Natalie Cole – packaged here in a sweet 2CD set! First up is the album Thankful – the third record in a tremendous early creative and commerical winning streak for Natalie! Thankful has her sweet, soulful voice out from of prodcution by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy of the Independents, and they give her a nice jazzy sound that made the record one of her best of the 70s. Richard Evans and Gene Barge arranged, which probably had something to do with that, too – but Natalie truly deserves most of the credit of the strength of this set. It includes the standout groovers "La Costa" and"Annie Mae", but the whole record is really sweet – with "Lovers", "Our Love", "Be Thankful", "Just Can't Stay Away" and "Keeping A Light". I Love You So is a Capitol killer from Natalie Cole – a really great record from the time when she really seemed to be starting out her career with a bang! As with other gems on Capitol, the record features some great production work from Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson, getting a bit of help here from Gene Barge too – all wrapped up with a strong, sophisticated sound that shows plenty of Chi-soul touches in the music – a great approach for Natalie's maturing vocals. The sound is wonderfully balanced, and really stays away from easy hit modes – leaving the lady in a space that's all her own, on tracks that include "The Winner", "I Love You So", "Oh Daddy", "Sorry", "Stand By", and "Who Will Carry On". Don't Look Back is an overlooked gem from Natalie Cole – a set that still has her working strongly with songwriter Marvin Yancy, who really helped her find her sound and style during the early years of her career! Natalie actually helped with writing a fair bit on the record herself – sometimes with Yancy, sometimes alone – and the result is a surprisingly personal batch of tunes that really show a deepening of spirit in the singer, especially in the mellower moments. Gene Barge handles the arrangements – still bringing a bit of Chicago soul roots to the record – that mix of deep and sophisticated modes that always brought out the best in Natalie. Titles include "Don't Look Back", "I'm Getting In To You", "Paradise", "Hold ON", "Danger UP A head", and "Someone That I Used To Love". CD

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Snoop DoggR & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) – The Masterpiece ... CD
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2004. Used ... $0.99
Snoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the latest home of the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this better-than-usual LP! Snoop has the seniority these days to pick-and-choose whomever the hell he wants to produce and contribute to his records regardless of the present hotness of those contributors – bringing in Alchemist, Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Hi Tek, and others. The best tracks seem to be the Neptune productions, with that glittery minimalist electro sound and the digital handclaps that meld perfectly with Snoop's hazy delivery. The single "Drop It Like It's Hot" is another shiny gem on par with "From The Chuuuch. . ." and "Beautiful" – we can't stop spinnin' it here, anyway! Snoop's on a real high (artistically, that is) lately, and mainstream street hop is all the better for it! Other tracks include "Bang Out", "Can I Get A Flicc Witchu" feat Bootsy Collins, "The Bidness", "Let's Get Blown", "Step Yo Game Up" with Lil Jon, "Oh No" with 50 Cent, "Pass It Pass It" and more. CD
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VariousStudio One Ska ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many future generations of Jamaican music running through these titles, 17 jaunty ska numbers laced with jazz inflected solos laid down by Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo and the Skatalites, or harmonized vocals courtesy the Ethiopians, Maytals and others. As you've come to expect, this is an ace package with excellent notes and archival photos, loaded down with classic performances and hard to get nuggets, too! With Jackie Mittoo's "El Bang Bang", Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole "Arte Bella", The Wailers "Put It On", The Skatalites "Addis Ababa" and "Exodus", Joe Higgs "I'm The Song My Enemies Sing", Delroy Wilson "I Want Justice", Tommy McCook "Sampson" and "Freedom Sounds", The Maytals "Marching On", Don Drummond "Don Cosmic", Andy & Joey "You're Wondering Now" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell ... LP
Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy ... Late November, 2014
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to underground rock – all performed here by artists who really seem to reflect Russell's best examples in each mode! The mix works well as the styles step on from one to another – and titles include "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" by Jose Gonzalez, "Tell You" by Robyn, "Go Bang" by Hot Chip, "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens, "Lucky Cloud" by Sam Amidon, "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" by Phoshphorescent, "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning" by Blood Orange, "Just A Blip" by Richard Reed Parry, "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face" by Glen Hansard, "Close My Eyes" by Redding Hunter, and lots lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Music EnsembleMusic Ensemble ... CD
Roaratorio, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant portrait of the mid 70s NYC improvisation scene by the Music Ensemble – a collective featuring Billy Bang on violin, William Parker on bass, Roger Baird on drums, percussion and flute, Malik Baraka on trumpet and Daniel Carter tenor, alto, flute and percussion! The pieces generally start with a roomy, measured dynamic and grow in intensity, never really getting too intense, and showcasing the intuitive interplay with the players. As Chicago residents, we can really feel the genesis of the later sounds of this city's improv scene, but the style casts a pretty wide net of influence. Baird's archival tapes supplied the material for this CD, and the tracks includes 2 long pieces – the 31+ minute "Stance Dance (Courage)" recorded in April of 1974 at Kingsborough College in Brooklyn with bass by Herb Kahn, and the 18+ minute "Arithmetical Mystic" from a February 1975 date at NYC's Holy Name School Auditorium. The other pieces, "Echoes Wind Transpire" and "Radiatory Fineness", a from the February '75 date. CD

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New VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (2014 Cassette Store Day Release) ... Cassette
Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy 2 Cassettes ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to underground rock – all performed here by artists who really seem to reflect Russell's best examples in each mode! The mix works well as the styles step on from one to another – and titles include "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" by Jose Gonzalez, "Tell You" by Robyn, "Go Bang" by Hot Chip, "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens, "Lucky Cloud" by Sam Amidon, "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" by Phoshphorescent, "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning" by Blood Orange, "Just A Blip" by Richard Reed Parry, "Close My Eyes" by Redding Hunter, and lots lots more! Cassette
(Limited edition double cassette version released for Cassette Store Day 2014.)

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New VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (with bonus download) ... CD
Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to underground rock – all performed here by artists who really seem to reflect Russell's best examples in each mode! The mix works well as the styles step on from one to another – and titles include "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" by Jose Gonzalez, "Tell You" by Robyn, "Go Bang" by Hot Chip, "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens, "Lucky Cloud" by Sam Amidon, "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" by Phoshphorescent, "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning" by Blood Orange, "Just A Blip" by Richard Reed Parry, "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face" by Glen Hansard, "Close My Eyes" by Redding Hunter, and lots lots more! CD
(Includes bonus download too!)

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New Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Equal parts soul and hip hop – and a record that might be more New Jack than anything else, if it wasn't for production by Davy D and Jam Master Jay! The vocals are a bit poppy and silly at times, but the overall groove isn't that bad, especially considering other efforts like this of the time – and there's a depth to some of the backings that are a welcome change from some of the more bombastic beats used on other soul/hip hop crossover albums. Titles include "Nothing Can Stop Us", "We Can Do Better", "The Big Dis", "Bust The Beat", "Deep", "Everything's Real Everything's Fun Everything's Life", "Serious-Lude", "Sweat", and "Boom Bang Em". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
 
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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". CD
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Soul Makossa ... LP 18.99
Soul Makossa ... LP 9.99

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New AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Makossa ... LP 18.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains, with some bending in the bottom corners.)
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Soul Makossa ... LP 9.99
Soul Makossa ... CD 22.99

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BakerlooBakerloo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A bluesy British combo from the end of the 60s – but one with some farther-reaching touches, too – as befits their placement on the Harvest Records roster of the time! The core sound of the group comes from the guitar skills of Dave Clempson, who also does most of the vocals as well – and although Dave's clearly got the chops to take on the best American roots players, he also steps out with some fiercer moments too – mixing things up in a style that's not unlike the James Gang at their best, with some slight jazzy inflections at all the right points. The group's just a trio, but Clempson also plays harmonica, piano, and even harpsichord on one cool instrumental – and titles include "Gang Bang", "Last Blues", "Big Bear Folly", "Bring It On Home", and "Drivin Backwards". CD features bonus tracks – "Georgia", "Once Upon A Time", "Train", and alternate takes of "This Worried Feeling" and "Son Of Moonshine". CD

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $20.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although there is a bit of translation on the package) – this kind of eerie, otherworldly sound that steps rhythmically over these exotic backings that are both instantly timeless, and also show some slight electric elements borrowed from the Southeast Asian wave of psych from the late 60s. Most tracks move at a relatively slow pace, but that only makes Bandon's vocals an even more prominent part of the mix – especially when he criss-crosses in these really complicated patterns – and the folks at Paradise Bankok did this set with EM, so it's a great one if you dig their other reissues too. Titles include "Bong Ja Bong", "Lam Plearn Jaroen Jai", "Sanya Na Nao", "Ya Sading", "Ya Ting King", "Nat Wan Kin Yaa Dong", and "Num Lam Nam Chi". CD
Also available Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... LP 23.99

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... LP
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although there is a bit of translation on the package) – this kind of eerie, otherworldly sound that steps rhythmically over these exotic backings that are both instantly timeless, and also show some slight electric elements borrowed from the Southeast Asian wave of psych from the late 60s. Most tracks move at a relatively slow pace, but that only makes Bandon's vocals an even more prominent part of the mix – especially when he criss-crosses in these really complicated patterns – and the folks at Paradise Bankok did this set with EM, so it's a great one if you dig their other reissues too. Titles include "Bong Ja Bong", "Lam Plearn Jaroen Jai", "Sanya Na Nao", "Ya Sading", "Ya Ting King", "Nat Wan Kin Yaa Dong", and "Num Lam Nam Chi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl, and includes bonus set of notes too!)
Also available Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD 20.99

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Bonde Do RoleTropicalbacanal ... LP
Mad Decent, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Brazilian contemporary favela funk, electroclash, genre-defying party rockers Bondo Do Role again deliver insistent jams for Diplo's Mad Decent label – with guest appearances by Mixhell, Ce'Cile, Kool AD, Poolside, Rizzle Kicks, Death Set, DJ Chernobyl and (amazingly!) Caetano Veloso. Tracks include "Arrastao" feat Mixhell, "Kilo (English Version)", "Brazilian Boys" feat Ce'Cile, "Pucko", "Bang" feat Kool AD, "Picole", "Baby Don't Deny It (Babydoll De Nylon)" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a "secret artwork decoder".)

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New CokeCoke ... LP
Sound Triangle, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the sound of the NuYorican generation and the heavier hitters of LA's Chicano funk scene! Instrumentation includes organ, guitar, and trumpets – and vocals are delivered in a brown eyed soul style that burns nicely with the heavier grooves of the group. But best of all is the drummer, who really kicks it large on the kit – and creates some really nice funky numbers on the set! Includes the break classic "Na Na", plus the tunes "Got To Touch Your Face", "Te Amo Mas", "Quiero Decirte", "Bang Bang", "Bun Bun Bun", "You Turn Me On", and "Que Seria De Mi". A really great album – with a totally unique sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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New De La SoulArt Official Intelligence – Mosaic Thump – Instrumental Version ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Tracks include "U Can Do (Life)", "My Writes", "Oooh", "Thru Ya City", "IC Y'all", "View", "Set The Mood", "All Good?", "Declaration", "Squat!", "Words From The Chief Rocker", "With Me", "Copa (Cabanga)", "Foolin", "The Art Of Getting Jumped", and "U Don't Wanna BDS"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Les McCannBucket O' Grease ... LP
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
A killer little set from Les McCann – one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work – a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms – which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing-a-ling mode – clearly McCann's nod to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time! The backings here are a bit fuller than usual for Les too – and his trio with Leroy Vinnegar is augmented with lots of added percussion, plus vibes from Lynn Blessing, sax and flute from Plas Johnson, and trumpet from Lee Katzman. The whole thing's wonderful – a non-stop party that rivals similar boogaloo jazz sets of the time – and titles include "Fakeout", "Boo Go Loo", "Hey Leroy", "Bang Bang", "La Brea", and "Music To Watch Girls By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a thin stain on the spine.)

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Wes MontgomeryFusion ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing without the microphone logo.)

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PrinceGraffiti Bridge ... CD
Paisley Park, 1990. Used ... $1.99
Well, it wasn't Purple Rain – nor Parade – but this 3rd Prince soundtrack still had some nice moments, thanks to an ever-expanding Paisley Park family that included George Clinton, Morris Day, and Mavis Staples! The older funk acts don't come off as nicely as Prince and The Time do – but with 2LPs worth of material, there's enough good numbers to pick out of the set. Titles include "New Power Generation", "Can't Stop This Feeling I Got", "Love Machine", "Tick Tick Bang", "Shake", "Thieves In The Temple", "Still Would Stand All Time", "Graffiti Bridge", and "The Latest Fashion". CD

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New Talking HeadsChronology (DVD) ... DVD
Eagle Vision (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2011. New Copy DVD & Book ... $8.99 24.99
Rrae live performances by The Talking Heads – including great footage of some of their earliest years, before we even knew them on record! The DVD features the group live at CBGB in 1975, at The Kitchen in 1976, at Entermedia Theater in 1978, Sproul Plaza in 1978, on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand in 1979, Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978, Capitol Theater in 1980, US Festival in 1982, and even Late Night With David Letterman in 1983 – all footage from the group at their best! This limited DVD package also includes more footage and interview material, plus commentary by the band, and a Lester Bangs unpublished essay as well. DVD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 0.)

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New VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 19.98
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of under-heard music from early 70s Nigeria, all of it beyond simple stylistic definitions and overplayed world music cliches! Many of the grooves here are wonderfully unique – odd fusions of styles that include highlife, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and other regional influences – sifted and shaken together, and spilled out in the studio with a really fresh sort of feel. Rhythms are at the core of most numbers here, but even those are often unfamiliar – skittish, soulful, and often somewhat playful – and the other instrumentation on the tracks is great too, and often resonates with some of the odd sounds and tunings we love in work on the Ethiopiques series. 2CD set features 26 tracks that include "Okwuke Na Nchekwube" by Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National, "Nekwaha Semi Colon" by The Semi Colon, "Osalobua Rekpama" by Sir Victor Owaifo & His Melody Maestros, "Onwu Ama Dike" by St Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band, "Feso Jaiye" by The Sahara All Stars Of Jos, "To Whom It May Concern" by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Akula Owu Onyeara" by The Funkees, "Koma Mosi" by The Harbours Band, "Belema" by Opotopo, "Asiko Mi Ni" by Nigerian Police Force Band, "Alabeke" by Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Blak Sound" by Leo Fadaka & The Heroes, "Arraino" by Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band, "Ugali" by Tony Benson Sextet, "Akpaisong" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Allstars, "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Torri Wowo" by Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors, "Buroda Mase" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7. CD

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VariousSunday Sunshine – The World Of SNB Records ... CD
SNB/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful collection of sunshine pop tunes from the end of the 60s – groovy stuff from the CBS bankrolled SNB Records – a short lived UK subsidiary that still managed to bang out a bunch of gems in just a couple years! The tunes go from between pop psychedelia, to more more moddish numbers, full on boisterous tunes and some mellower ones. There's a nice mix of male and female lead singers, and the roster that has a pretty wide stylistic range – but share a purely endearing groove! 20 tracks in all: "Alice" by Jon Plum, "We Don't Care" by Hubert Thomas Calverde & The HT's, "Feeling High" by Mellow Candle, "Quiet Man" by Sheila Scott Wilkinson, "In A Dream" by Clive Sands, "Now Is The Time" by David Blake, "Infatuation" by Nicola Davies, "Nina" by Rory Fellows and more. CD

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Manu DibangoBig Blow/Aloko Party ... 12-inch
Island, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent single from Manu Dibango! The material's recorded a bit later than his "Soul Makossa" hit, and it's got more of a dancefloor sound – but it still draws heavily on African percussion, and has a great sax-heavy groove! "Big Blow" was kind of a hit – but "Aloko Party" is less familiar, and every bit as nice! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Island sleeve.)

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New BrickStoneheart (with bonus track) ... CD
Bang/Wounded Bird, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn fine work from Brick – a group who's even tighter here than before – yet all without ever sounding too slick or commercial! Brick's one of that rare breed – a combo who can groove with an edge, even while cracking the mainstream – never hitting the biggest spots in the public eye, yet consistently keeping things great for years – and earning a huge legion of lifetime fans in the process! There's a great midtempo groove to many of these cuts – almost a precursor for Ohio, and later west coast funk of this sort – carved out nicely by the group in a very cohesive way. Titles include "We'll Love", "Raise Your Hands", "To Me", "Magic Woman", and "By The Moonlight". Includes the bonus track "Raise Your Hands (single version)". CD

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New Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences – creating grooves that were even heavier and harder than the work at the time by Fela Kuti, and which have stood for years as some of our favorite funk records! This album's one of their best – named after the title cut, their great take on Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" (done here even funkier than the original!), and featuring other great tracks, like "Voodounon", "Azeta", and "Hihache" – all of them filled with heavy bass, tight drums, and fuzzy guitar! Other cuts include "Oglenon", "MF Grayson", "Nicky" and "Right Foot". LP, Vinyl record album

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New T Bone WalkerGood Feelin' ... CD
Polydor/Shout (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from T Bone Walker – one of the few hip sides he cut in Europe at the end of the 60s – and very different than his more traditional work! The set was put together by Robin Hemmingway – who also handled the hip Hal Singer record from the same time – and the players here include Bernard Estardy on organ, Michel Sardaby on piano, and Manu Dibango on saxophone – all of whom make for a groove that's far more than traditional blues. Sure, the record's plenty bluesy – but it's also got a funky groove on many numbers – really cooking along in a way that's even cooler than most funky American blues. And given that Walker's guitar style was a key influence on most funky guitar players in jazz, his own work here is a really great fit for the setting! Titles include "Vacation", "Long Lost Lover", "Woman You Must Be Crazy", "I Wonder Why", "Poontang", "Reconsider", "Sail On Little Girl", and "When I Grow Up". CD

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New Michael WhiteSpirit Dance/Pneuma ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing two-fer – filled with rare spiritual sounds from Michael White! Spirit Dance is one of the killer albums that White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched-out, spiritual sound that's almost like a saxophone – really hitting a fresh sound that's mighty nice. Other instrumentation includes a nicely organic blend of piano from Ed Kelly, bass from Ray Drummond, and percussion and flutes from Baba Omson – often building in the way you'd get with a Pharoah Sanders album, but with a gentler, more personal sound. There's a bit of vocals at points from Makeda & Wanika King – and tracks include "The Tenth Pyramid", "Spirit Dance", "John Coltrane Was Here", and "Unlocking The Twelfth House". Pneuma is amazing work from violinist Michael White – one of a few that he cut for the Impulse label in the early 70s, all of which helped to completely redefine the use of his instrument in jazz! Throw away any sleepy connotations you may have about the violin, because in White's hands it's an instrument of soul and spirit – one used to unlock cosmic tones that glide effortlessly next to the session's earthy blend of piano, bass, and percussion! White shapes his sounds beautifully for the session – breaking the violin free of any staid European-bound traditions – and using the instrument as a key part of the new tradition of African American expression explored by Leroy Jenkins, Billy Bang, and others. Side one features the extended "Pneuma" suite – a long, exploratory track that sounds a bit like some of Leroy Jenkins work at the time – and side two tightens things up with some shorter, groovier numbers that often also feature vocals! Our favorite is the anthemic vocal number "Journey Of The Black Star" – a skipping, joyful ode that's really great – and other tunes include soulful tracks "The Blessing Song" and "Ebony Plaza", both of which have that warm post-Shepp Impulse glow to them! CD

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New VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of under-heard music from early 70s Nigeria, all of it beyond simple stylistic definitions and overplayed world music cliches! Many of the grooves here are wonderfully unique – odd fusions of styles that include highlife, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and other regional influences – sifted and shaken together, and spilled out in the studio with a really fresh sort of feel. Rhythms are at the core of most numbers here, but even those are often unfamiliar – skittish, soulful, and often somewhat playful – and the other instrumentation on the tracks is great too, and often resonates with some of the odd sounds and tunings we love in work on the Ethiopiques series. 2CD set features 26 tracks that include "Okwuke Na Nchekwube" by Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National, "Nekwaha Semi Colon" by The Semi Colon, "Osalobua Rekpama" by Sir Victor Owaifo & His Melody Maestros, "Onwu Ama Dike" by St Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band, "Feso Jaiye" by The Sahara All Stars Of Jos, "To Whom It May Concern" by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Akula Owu Onyeara" by The Funkees, "Koma Mosi" by The Harbours Band, "Belema" by Opotopo, "Asiko Mi Ni" by Nigerian Police Force Band, "Alabeke" by Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Blak Sound" by Leo Fadaka & The Heroes, "Arraino" by Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band, "Ugali" by Tony Benson Sextet, "Akpaisong" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Allstars, "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Torri Wowo" by Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors, "Buroda Mase" by Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "Eguae Oba" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 10.99

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New VariousMusic From The Films Of Sophia Loren Vol 1 ... CD
El (UK), Mid/Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Groovy music from the films of Sophia Loren – from mambo jazz, to lush balladry, to swinging numbers and more – with music from Woman Of The River, Houseboat, Boy On A Dolphin, The Legend Of The Lost, Pride And The Passion, and The Key – plus several of Sophia's lovely pop singles of the time! The composer on the set include George Duning (Houseboat), Malcolm Arnold (The Key), Elmer Bernstein (Desire Under the Elms) and others, and it's lush, evocative film music that's among the finest of the 50s, and the numbers sung by Ms Loren are pretty wonderful, too. Titles include the singles "I Wanna Guy", "Why Tomorrow" and "Felecita", plus "Mambo Bacan" from Woman Of The River, ""Bing! Bang! Bong!" and more from Houseboat, "The Cafe", "Nocturnal Sea" and more from Boy On A Dolphin", "Chop Suey Polka" and more from The Key, and lots more. CD

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New VariousNigeria Special Part 1 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of under-heard music from early 70s Nigeria, all of it beyond simple stylistic definitions and overplayed world music cliches! Many of the grooves here are wonderfully unique – odd fusions of styles that include highlife, jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and other regional influences – sifted and shaken together, and spilled out in the studio with a really fresh sort of feel. Rhythms are at the core of most numbers here, but even those are often unfamiliar – skittish, soulful, and often somewhat playful – and the other instrumentation on the tracks is great too, and often resonates with some of the odd sounds and tunings we love in work on the Ethiopiques series. Vinyl part 1 features 12 tracks that include "Okwuke Na Nchekwube" by Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National, "Nekwaha Semi Colon" by The Semi Colon, "Osalobua Rekpama" by Sir Victor Owaifo & His Melody Maestros, "Onwu Ama Dike" by St Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band, "Feso Jaiye" by The Sahara All Stars Of Jos, "To Whom It May Concern" by Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Akula Owu Onyeara" by The Funkees, and "Koma Mosi" by The Harbours Band. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 10.99

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New VariousPlanet Latino ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary Latin grooves from a host of different artists – not just the jazzy combos you might guess from the genre, but a host of funk and club acts as well! Despite a Putamayo-sounding title, the work here is all pretty darn hip – hip enough to live up to the sharp ears of London's Freestyle label, and pulled from a range of different indie labels on both sides of the Atlantic. A few tracks here are previously unreleased, and others stand out nicely in this new setting – as they might have been buried as album tracks in otherwise less Latin-styled surroundings. Titles include "Tremendo Boogaloo (Fluid Mechanics rmx)" by Manteca, "Gente Ordinaria" by Aloe Blacc, "El Gato Vs Volcano" by Rumba Caliente, "Rico Y Cubano" by Long John Oliva, "Mare Baixa (Snowboy rmx)" by Negrocan, "Quintero's Jam" by Luisito Quintero, "Batucada Mondiale" by Big Bang, "Upa Neguinho" by Sirius B, and "Oh Kuri" by Alex Wilson. CD

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New Cannibal OxOxtrumentals ... CD
Def Jux, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
The instrumental companion to the critically acclaimed album manifested musically by the former Company Flow ringleader, El-P. If you like head bangin electro singed burners, get this! Tracks include "Atom", "Iron Galaxy", "Raspberry Fields", "Straight Off The D.I.C.", "Vein", "The F Word", "Stress Rap", "Battle For Asgard", "Painkillers", "Ridiculoid", "Pigeon", "Ox Out The Cage", "A B-boy's Alpha", and "Real Earth". CD

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New Hangar 18Multi–Platinum Debut Album ... LP
Def Jux, 2004. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The Def Jux universe keeps expanding with another fierce salvo from the NY underground. Hangar 18 hail from the same Atoms Family crew that gave us Cannibal Ox, and deliver the fresh new school style lyrical jaw popping goods over paWL's bang-matic beats that'll keep you scratching your head while your bumpin' your booty.Includes "Beatslope", "Go Git That", "Boombox Apocalypse", "Saved By The Beezy", "Blown Bubble", "Easier Said Than Done" and more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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New Paul MauriatMore Mauriat/Prestige De Paris ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy sets from Paul Mauriat – both recorded in the magic year of 1966! More Mauriat really has Paul opening up with some hipper 60s sounds than usual – taking on a whole bunch of American pop tunes of the time, and retuning a French orchestral approach towards leaner, meaner modes – almost a soulful strings sort of vibe at times – although at others, definitely scored by Mauriat with the kind of French soundtrack styles we love in his music – especially in his great use of electric harpsichord on many of the tunes! Titles include "Bang Bang", "Black Is Black", "Sunny", "Guantanamera", "Lara's Theme", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". Prestige De Paris returns Mauriat to the songs of his homeland – classic French tunes from the more romantic previous generation – often done here with full strings and a relatively florid approach that's a bit different than some or Paul's worldwide hits. Titles include "Sous Le Ponts De Paris", "La Mer", "Moulin Rouge", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "La Seine", and "Fascination". CD
 
 
 



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