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New Army Of The PharaohsTear It Down (clean, dirty, inst)/Battle Cry (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Near Mint- ... $7.99
2 tracks from the Jedi Mind Tricks-spawned underground collective Army Of Pharoahs! "Tear It Down" features Reef The Lost Cauze, Planetary & Vinnie Paz. The big ol' posse cut "Battle Cry" features Apathy, King Syze, Crypt The Warchild, Des Devious, Esoteric, Chief Kamachi, Planetary, Celph Titled & Vinnie Paz. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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New Buc Fifty/Mr Brady feat Swollen MembersPuttin Check Down (clean, full, inst)/Summer Lightning (clean, full, inst) – Battle Axe Warriors Single #2 ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rev Clay Evans & The African American Religious ChHe's A Battle Axe ... CD
Meek, 1997. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins/Big MaybelleJoshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A traditional spiritual number – but one that gets a great soul workout here in two different versions! Linda Hopkins and Jackie Wilson trade lead lyrics on their version – alongside a big chorus that lifts the whole thing up to heavenly proportions, while a tight combo keeps the groove at the core! A similar combo makes the flipside groove too – and Big Maybelle really knocks it out of the park with her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousAiyoku Jinmin Battle Royale ... CD
Alchemy (Japan), 1992. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank WessBattle Royal – Tribute To The Count ... CD
King (Japan), New Copy ... Mid-July, 2014 (delayed)
CD

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New Art Of NoiseInto Battle With The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – and still sounding pretty fresh today! This is the first e.p. of tracks from Art of Noise, a groundbreaking set of sound collage tracks that mixes samples, beats, and dada instrumentation into a groove that definitely set the tone for the next 10 years. The record includes the original mix of their spacey stepper "Moments In Love", plus the hard funky "Beat Box", and the cuts "Comes & Goes", "The Army Now", and "Battle". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sil Austin & Red PrysockBattle Royal ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-wailing tenor work from two of the late 50's best R&B sax stars! Both Prysock and Austin were often recorded by Mercury in albums that didn't show their best sides, or which didn't let them open up the same way as in their very popular live sets – but this album has them playing head-to-head, on long extended tracks that seek to recreate the "battle of the tenors" style from a few years back! The record features 2 long tracks – "Take The A Train" and "No 1 Sil" – plus a shorter mellower number, "Kenny's Blues". Very nice – and one that we almost never see on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with adeep groove. Cover has light wear, with a sticker and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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New SaafirLight Sleeper (album, inst, acapella)/Battle Drill (album, inst) ... 12-inch
Qwest, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Green label promo, in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Jenny PiccoloInformation Battle To Denounce The Genocide ... LP
Three One G, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a couple of stains.)

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New VariousSpyder D Presents Battle Of The Raps ... LP
Next Plateau, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Main FlowHip-Hopulation ... LP
Brick/Wanna Battle, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Main Flow's long awaited LP – waving the flag for lyrically-centered underground hip hop. Main Flow's claim to fame so far, other than his early work with the under appreciated Mood, is his mixtape and singles appearances. He was wise to try to bring that vibe to his debut LP – which is essentially a series of duets with other respected MCs, rather than try to carry a thematic vibe from front to back. Of course that makes for an uneven whole, but the highs are well worth the listen. Guests include Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Planet Asia, Black Thought, Defari, Killah Priest and lots more. Tracks include "Loving The Game", "The Wire", "Classic", "Such A Fool", "Dice Roll", "Worldwide", "Mister Know It All", "She Likes Me", "Delivery Tactics" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Memphis Slim & Willie DixonBaby Please Come Home! – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon In Paris ... CD
Battle, 1962. Used ... $7.99
Rootsy blues from the team of Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon – recorded in Paris in the early 60s at the Trois Mailletz nightclub! The style here is much earthier than you'd guess from the date – the return to tradition mode that some players often experienced while working in the European scene – and instrumentation features only piano from Slim and bass from Dixon, plus a bit of added drums from Philippe Combelle. Both artists sing on the album – and titles include "Rock & Rolling The House", "African Hunch With A Boogie Beat", "Baby Baby Baby", "Do De Do", "Pigalle Love", "All By Myself", "Just You & I", "How Make You Do Me Like You Do", and "The Way She Loves A Man". CD

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New Mr BradyLet My Record Rotate (voc, inst)/Mud Slide (voc, inst)/Under Street Lights (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Swollen MembersS & M On The Rocks (voc, inst)/Committed (voc, inst)/My Advice/Left Field ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 1998. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
Swollen Members are dope enough by themselves, but the guest MC's, DJ's and producers they pull in for each 12-inch push them over the edge in their series of classic 12's (and the always dope covers complete the package.) This time, they're joined by an all-star cast including Son Doobie (rhymes on "Commited"), Del (delivers some nice verses and produces "Left Field"), Evidence (production "My Advice"), Joey Chavez (production on "S&M On The Rocks"), Kutmasta Kurt (cuts on "My Advice"), and Mix Master Mike (cuts on "Left Field.") 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man! ... LP
Battle, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged Latin jazz version that pushed the tune into a whole new audience, and which was one of the first big groovers of its type in the pre-Latin Soul years! The group here is totally great – with players that include funky flautist Mauricio Smith, baritone genius Pat Patrick, and the always-great Bobby Capers – all key players who illustrate Santamaria's genius for picking horn players. Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It", "Sauvito", "Cut That Cane", and "Bayou Roots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Battle pressing. Cover has some wear, with some stains on the back.)

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New Sunspot JonzThere She Go (voc, inst)/Mission Begins (voc, inst)/Don't Let Em Stop You (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)
 
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Gene AmmonsEarly Visions ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
24 tracks that perfectly illustrate all that was great about Gene Ammons in his early days – a set of singles and 78s recorded for Chess in the late 40s and early 50s, featuring players that include Tom Archia, Matthew Gee, Junior Mance, Sonny Stitt, and Bill Massey. Titles include "Do You Really Mean It", "Swingin For Xmas", "The Battle", "Jam For Boppers", "Bless You", "Cha Bootie", "Goodbye", " Tenor Eleven", "Don't Do Me Wrong", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", and "Can Anyone Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch and a bit of along the opening.)

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AnnetteAnnette's Beach Party ... LP
Vista, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Annette sings songs from the film Beach Party – in which she starred – plus some other non-film numbers that round out the set, and make it a full album of vocal tracks, all done in a tight 60s girl pop mode. Titles include "Promise Him Anything", "Beach Party", "Treat Him Nicely", "Battle Of San Onofre", "Surfin Luau", "Pineapple Princess", "Swingin & Surfin", and "California Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some tape and peeling ont he spine, light wear, and a bit of pen on back.)

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Elmer BernsteinReturn Of The Seven (aka Return Of The Magnificent Seven) ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Elmer Bernstein's theme to The Magnificent Seven is one of the standout soundtrack tunes of the 60s – an instantly recognizable number that you'll groove on right away, and which shows up often in Bernstein's soundtrack to this 1966 sequel to the original film. Tracks include "The Magnificent Seven", "In The Trap", "Battle", "Finale", "Council", "The Journey", and "El Toro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Blood Sweat & TearsComplete Columbia Singles ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 19.98
Wonderful work from Blood Sweat & Tears – and an ultra-cool set that's perfectly balanced between well-known material from singles, and some of the more obscure tracks that appeared on the flipside! The group's jazzy, joyous energy is in place right from the start – and the progression of singles really shows a wonderful sense of evolution – especially as the 70s come along, and the band starts breaking out of some of their earlier modes. In addition to a great selection of 32 tracks, the set also features excellent notes that offer up thoughtful reflections on some of the more surprising moments. Titles include "Heavy Blue", "Naked Man", "No Show", "Tell Me That I'm Wrong", "Rock Reprise", "Alone", "Velvet", "Roller Coaster", "The Battle", "Go Down Gamblin", "Valentine's Day", "Blues Part 2", "House In The Country", "Sometimes In Winter", and "Cowboys & Indians". CD

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Brother AliUndisputed Truth ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2007. Used CD&DVD ... $7.99
Minnesota's own Rhymesayers camp continue their tradition of heartfelt Mid-West boombap. This time around Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or emo, while at the same time celebrating the elements that nurtured him up to the present, dropping sly references throughout. Ali's flow is strong and melodic, maintaining a delicate balance between battle braggadocio and introspection. Longtime affiliate Ant's sample-driven production bounces things along at a nice pace, varying in mood without disregarding coherency. Lyric sheets are included for further digestion. Songs include the banging opener "Whatcha Got", "Truth Is", "Pedigree", "Letter From The Government", "Here", "Listen Up" featuring Prince Whipper Whip (!), "Uncle Sam Goddamn", and "Ear To Ear". CD
(Comes with a limited edition DVD that includes interviews, live footage & more.)

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Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – Legendary Recordings Vol 2 ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this set! The set does good job of digging through Roy's work from the late 40s and early 50s, pulling together 15 tracks that mix Wynonnie Harris-ish rockers (no surprise, as King often had Brown and Harris splitting "Battle Of The Blues" albums together), with mellower soulful tunes. Tracks include "Black Diamond", "Mighty Mighty Man", "Long About Midnight", "Miss Fanny Brown Returns", "Butcher Pete part 2", "Brown Angel", "Grandpa Stole My Baby", and the original version of "Good Rockin Tonight", which is a lot rawer than you'd expect! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. Used ... $4.99
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RIP Dr Octagon", "I Followed You", "Run For Your Life" feat Fathed, "The God Of Rap", "That Girl Is A Monster", "Do Not Disturb", "Take That Ride", "Mopped Up", "Always Talkin Out Your A**", "Surgery" feat Motion Man and more. CD

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Wild West – Natural (EXTRA LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2002. New Copy ... $12.99
The battle of the funky 45s! No gunslinger should be without this excellent t-shirt from Dusty Groove – a double-barrelled delight, with a real old-timey look, perfect for standing down your competition wherever they may be – a DJ gig, a record fair, flea market, or behind the counter at DGA! Not only that, the shirt's also got the Dusty Groove logo on the back! Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". T-Shirt

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GenesisSelling England By The Pound ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An album we come back to more and more over the years – a bit more subtle than some of the other Gabriel-era Genesis records, but in a good way! Titles include "Aisle Of Plenty", "More Fool Me", "Firth Of Fifth", "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "I Know What I Like", "Battle Of Epping Forest", and "The Cinema Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a light stain on the bottom 3 inches, with some peeling on both sides.)

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Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent lost funky soundtrack on Blue Note – their only one for years, and Grant Green's entry into the blacksploitation genre! The whole thing bristles with the kind of chunky, thumping percussive feel as the best funky soundtracks of the era – informed by the work of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes, but with the deeper jazz feel that Green brings from his other Blue Note sides of the time! Some cuts are quite funky, particularly the opener, "Past, Present, and Future" with it's crisp trap, chicken scratch guitar and bongo driven beat. Others have more of a stripped-down dope instrumental feel – there's some sweet funky flute work on "Fathers Lament", and even a slight bossa groove creeps into the title track! The whole album's very nice, and it's very different than any of Grant Green's other work! Other titles include "Afro Party", Luana's Theme", "Slight Fear And Terror", and "Battle Scene". LP, Vinyl record album

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New HerbaliserSomething Wicked This Way Comes ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $5.99
The best work in years from The Herbaliser – a mixture of funk, hip hop production, and slight soundtrack touches on the best cuts! The album's got a huge amount of guest vocals – from the likes of Blade, Seaming To, MF Doom, and Rakka Irscience – but the best part of it is the instrumentation, a complicated mix of keyboards, strings, samples, drums, and horns – the best part of which are handled by the Easy Access Orchestra, a very welcome presence here, as they take the Herbaliser's sound out of the bedroom studio and into the soundstage. Titles include "The Turnaround", "Something Wicked", "Time 2 Build", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Worldwide Connected", "Hard Stuff", "It Ain't Nuthin", "Battle Of Bongo Hill", and "24 Carat Blaq". CD

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New Kool Moe DeeNo Respect/Let's Go ... 7-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve is slightly bent at the top.)

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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $2.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary. On IV, they do a bit of what the did on each of the three preceding albums, but rather than starting to repeat themselves, they still getting better! Amazing. Every song a classic: "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks" and "Battle Of Evermore". CD
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... LP 19.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary. On IV, they do a bit of what the did on each of the three preceding albums, but rather than starting to repeat themselves, they get better! Amazing. Every song a classic: "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks" and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SD 19129 catalog number. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small peeled spot on the front.)
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... CD 2.99

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Little RoyalJealous ... LP
King, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure little album – but one that's had surprising life in recent years, thanks to a great batch of funky tracks on the set! Little Royal is one of those soul singers who doesn't mind borrowing bits from bigger stars as long as they work well in his act – stepping out like Garland Green on the album's title version of "Jealous Kind Of Fellow" (oddly credited to Royal as the writer!), or like Joe Tex on some of the mellower southern soul numbers – but sounding even better as a rougher James Brown-styled singer on the album's funkier tracks! Huey P Meux produced the record down in Houston, but he's clearly trying to give the record some of the grittier styles of Brown's later work on King – possibly in the hopes that Royal might replace him as King's leading star when James departed for Polydor. Titles in clude the classics "Razor Blade" and "Panama Red", both great instrumental numbers that crackle like some of JB's late King work – plus "I'll Come Crawling", "Soul Train", "Losing Battle", "Jealous", and "My Love Needs Company". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy LynchTramp Time Volume 1 – That Funky Tramp In A Nite Club ... LP
La Val, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Jimmy Lynch does his raunchy comedy act "That Funky Tramp" before a very lively crowd at the El Grotto bar in Battle Creek, Michigan. While the album may not be as musical or all-out raunchy as the ones by Rudy Ray Moore, it is a good peek at the kind of live "party comedy" sets that would often accompany jazz and soul shows at small clubs in the 60s and 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Mansfield with 7L & EsotericDrumulator (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
A fresh Funky 45 tie-in to the instant classic Beat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession book, from author and Drum Machine expert Joe Mansfield – working with underground hip hop heavies 7L & Esoteric! It's a straight up killer cut – with stark, funky beat that would have felt right at home on a classic Schoolly D record, the kind that gets our heads nodding to this day – with battle ready rhymes by Esoteric and scratches by 7L. Instro on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MC ShanBeat Biter (radio, extended)/The Bridge/Dub Biter ... 12-inch
Bridge, 1986. Good+ ... $29.99
If you want to appreciate BDP's "South Bronx", you've gotta hear this one. If ya don't know...: MC Shan recorded "The Bridge", saying hip hop started in Queensbridge, Queens. BDP replied with "South Bronx", setting the record straight (as we see it). "South Bronx" uses the same beat and replies to "The Bridge" almost line for line. – MC Shan then replied with "Kill That Noise" – followed by the final word from BDP with "The Bridge Is Over", Shan's first single was "Feed The World" on MCA (which explains KRS's line "You got dropped off MCA, cuz the rhymes you wrote was wack" on South Bronx.) We won't even begin with the other entries in the Queens/Bronx Battle like MC Poet's "Beat You Down", which was directed at KRS. . . . And you thought the LL/Canibus/Wyclef battle went on too long! Plus, there's the a-side, "Beat Biter" MC Shan's classic cut where he accuses LL Cool J of stealing his beat for "Rock The Bells". He calls out LL at the top of the cut, but even if it wasn't clear who he's talking about, Marley Marl cuts in a sample of Foghorn Leghorn saying "I think we know who that somebody is..." The beats are, of course, similar to LL's "Rock The Bells", the verses are some of the best mid-80's battle rhymes, and the extended version has some nice scratching by Marly Marl. All that trivia aside, the record is up there as one of our favorites from the class of '85. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing, with a light blue label and black print, and 215 area code.)

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Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerGood Things Don't Happen Every Day (aka Dudes Doin Business) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Sweet funky blues from the team of Junior Parker and Jimmy McGriff – coming together here in a way that's even groovier than some of their previous work! Junior's got a sweet approach to the lyrics that grooves nicely with Jimmy's Hammond – and the set's got some full and soulful arrangements by Horace Ott that really tighten things up nicely – getting past any of the blues cliches that might ruin things, and instead going for that lean groove that McGriff was really hitting at the end of the 60s! There's more of a soul vibe than a blues one going on most of the time – and titles include "Workin", "Inner Light", "Losing Battle", "Drownin On Dry Land", and "It Ain't What'cha Got". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New MolemenBelow The Ground EP ... 12-inch
Molemen, 1997. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Features "Free Style Or Written" by Juice – winner of innumerable freestyle contests (Sway/Tech, etc.), heard on Rhyme Fest's classic "How We Chill Pt 2" (not on this record), and finally backed here by some worthy production. Vakill's "Final Thought" resurrects the old Chicago battle style to start beef with the producer for Twista, etc., and All Natural, of "50 Years" fame, perform "Drug Wars" (not available on their LPs). The ep includes vocal and instrumental versions of each track, plus two bonus beats from DJ PNS. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ennio MorriconeFilm Music Volume 1 ... CD
Virgin, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
A collection of the title themes from many of Morricone's most well known film soundtracks, spanning his entire career. Seventeen tracks in all, showcasing the depth and breadth of his work: "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly", "The Sicilian Clan", "Chi Mai", "Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion", "Moscow Farewell", "Marcia In LA", "The Battle Of Algiers", "The Infernal Trio", "Dedicace", "Sacco & Vanzetti", "La Tragedia Di Un Uomo Ridicolo", "Once Upon A Time In The West" and "On Earth As It Is In Heaven (remix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Takeru Muraoka & Takao UematsuRide & Tie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Express/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $34.99
Funky, fuzzy, and outta site – a really wonderful set of extended psychedelic jazz numbers from twin tenorists Takeru Muraoka and Takao Uematsu! The set's billed as a live tenor "battle" on the cover – but it's hardly the sort of record that you'd hear from American players in this mode – no bebop jams, and instead some great soul and funk-influenced lines on the horns, served up over rhythm from a trio that features electric piano, electric bass, and drums from the mighty Motohiko Hino! There's a nice degree of fuzz on the saxes at times (are they using some effects pedals?) – and the long tunes really open up with a wicked groove that feels like some lost US jazz funk album from the early 70s. Titles include "Happy Birth", "Listen Here", "Hot Sunday", and "CC Rider". CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality Series!)

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Kid OryNew Orleans Jazz (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 rpm
Columbia, 1942. Very Good 4 x 78 rpm album ... $28.99
Includes the tracks "Bucket Got A Hole In It", "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho", "Tiger Rag", "Creole Bo Bo", "Eh La Bas", "The Worlds's Jazz Crazy, Lawdy So Am I", "Bil Bailey Won't You Please Come Home", and "Farewell To Storyville". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover is split from the album. Album has some edge wear.)

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Our Fair CityIssue 2 ... Magazine
Hartlife, 2013. New Copy ... $2.99
Loamy the Mole solves a problem! A man ventures outside into the frozen waste! Two men battle with swords! The Molees must try to escape from an encounter with a psychotic killer! Little Billie must survive the plague of the woken dead! An office worker becomes Hartlife's first street artist! This is an anthology series set in the post-apocalyptic world of Our Fair City, an audio drama that is available for free on the web at ourfaircity.com. It features work by members of the Dusty Groove staff as well as many other talented artists. Magazine

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Soil & Pimp SessionsX – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions (limited edition – with bonus CD) ... CD
Victor (Japan), New Copy 2 CDs ... $33.99
A great celebration of a decade in music from Soil & Pimp Sessions – a group with a terrible name, but an amazing sound – and one of the best acts to emerge from Japan in the 21st Century! The group play live jazz, but with a fiercely rhythmic passion that really has things moving at a mighty pace – upbeat, soulful, and plenty spiritual – but also these tight rhythms at the bottom that make their music instantly infectious, and gives it a great place on a modern dancefloor as well! The package brings together tracks from the group's previous albums, plus bits from out of print singles too – and the whole thing bristles with a sense of spontaneous energy that few other groups can match. Titles include "Waltz For Goddess", "Sahara", "Aie", "Storm", "Fantastic Planet", "Sexual Hungry", "Movin", "Are You Ready", "My Foolish Heart", "Mature", "Suffocation", and "Summer Goddess". Limited 2CD version features a bonus CD with even rarer cuts – including "Mode To John", "Cannibal Rock (Soil & Pimp Sessions rework)", "Rasetsu", "Quartz & Chronometer", "Battle Without Honor & Humanity", and one more track with a Japanese title. CD
Also available X – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions ... CD 24.99

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D Charles Speer & The HelixLeaving The Commonwealth ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $3.99
Brilliant stuff from D Charles Speer & The Helix – elevating loose honky tonk and country rock into a boundlessly creative realm! The musicianship is excellent and confident, but as far from fussy as can be – and they have a way of effortlessly recalling decades of regional Americana influences but pulling them all together into a unique stew unlike anything else. Here's a record we'll come back to again and again. Includes "Razorbacked", "Days In The Kitchen", "Le Grand Cochon", "Cumberland", "Alamoosook Echoes", "Rust In The Bay", "Battle Of The Wilderness" and "Leaving The Commonwealth". CD

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Steady BTake Your Radio (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Pop Art, 1985. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the original hip hop battle records – long before LL had beef with Canibus/Wyclef, before the LL/Kool Moe Dee records, even before the BDP/Shan/Juice Crew battles. "Take Your Radio" is a reply to LL Cool J's "Radio" where he takes on LL. Essential companion to the "Radio" LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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SunglowsOriginal Peanuts – Everybody Loves The Fabulous Sunglows ... LP
Sunglow, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Vamping Tex-Mex instrumentals from The Sunglows – a group who were definitely on the hipper end of their spectrum at the time, and work here in a snapping blend of saxes, guitar, percussion, and organ! All tracks here are instrumentals, and are mostly done here in a garagey take on the Latin polka mode – a sound that's familiar, to be sure, but which sounds especially nice here thanks to some rougher percussion and an edge to the instrumentation that you don't often find in other records of this type. Titles include the group's original "Peanuts", plus "The Circus", "Popcorn", "La Raspa", "Rancho Grande", "Colt 45", "The Indian", and "Battle Of Flowers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a split spine.)

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Frank WessFlute Mastery Of Frank Wess (aka Flute Juice) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Progressive, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of Frank's more sensitive, personal qualities – a mode that's quite free from the Basie-tinged work of his youth, and awash with wonderful colors and tones that really show a great deal of development on his instrument. Wess would often balance a bit of tenor on most sessions alongside the flute – but here, it's almost as if his continued focus on flute allows things to be even more expressive than usual. The rest of the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Chuck Wayne on guitar, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Nada Mas", "Battle Royal", "Spring Is Here", "Riled Up", and "Lover Come Back To Me". CD features four bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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Wishbone AshArgus ... LP
Decca, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The early 70s mix of medieval themes and more 70s rooted jams – Argus by Wishbone Ash! If you haven't heard this one, and you're expecting battle axes, swords and early metal bombast. . .well, there's some of that. But Wishbone Ash were restless cats, and there's longwinded acoustic passages and all kinds of early 70s rock going on here! Dig that Hipgnosis cover art, too. Titles include "Time Was", "Sometime World", "Warrior", "Throw Down The Sword", "Blowin Free" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later German pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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VariousBang The Box – The Lost Story Of AKA Dance Music Chicago 1987 to 1988 ... CD
AKA Dance Music/Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
Bang the box – a classic battle cry from the glory days of Chicago house – summed up here perfectly with a stack of tracks from the short-lived AKA Music label! The package follows strongly in the mode of Still Music's Kill Yourself Dancing set – and like that one, it offers up a really great look at a tiny label from the Windy City club scene – an imprint who cut some key tracks that barely made it out of the midwest, but which really helped to shape the house-heavy rhythms that went onto inspire countless artists in years to come! AKA only issued records for two short years in the mid 80s – but they really helped push some of the leaner, cleaner Chicago house modes that were bursting into the limelight in the acid years – those cool keyboards and dark beats that still stand out as some of the best elements from the classic years. The notes do a great job of telling the story from the perspective of the clubs and the streets – and titles include "Rock It" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, "Bang The Box (bang the house mix)" by Matt Warren, "Take Me Higher (ultimate acid mix" by Nexus 6, "Lost In The World" by Michaelangelo, "The Music's Got Me (club mix)" by Team, "Pleasure Dome (house mix)" by Modern Mechanical Music, "Don't Bring Back Memories" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, and "Alternative House" by Michaelangelo. CD features 26 tracks in all – more than the LP! CD

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VariousLyricist Lounge Vol 2 ... CD
Rawkus, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Round Two features the tracks "16 Bars (Live At The Lyricist Lounge 1993)" by The Notorious B.I.G., "Oh No" by Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch featuring Nate Dogg, "Makin It Blend" by Q-Tip & Words, "Get Up" by Cocoa Brovaz, "Let's Grow" by Royce Da 5'9", "Ms Fat Booty 2" by Mos Def & Ghostface Killah, "W.K.Y.A." by Saukrates featuring Redman, "Sharp Shooters" by Talib Kweli & Dead Prez, with production by Hi-Tek, "Legendary Street Team" by Kool G Rap & M.O.P., with production by Mighty Mi, "The Grimy Way" by Big Noyd & Prodigy, with production by The Alchemist, "Battle" by Erick Sermon featuring Sy Scott, "Still Here" by Big L featuring C-Town, with production by Hi-Tek, "Right and Exact" by Dilated Peoples, with production by The Alchemist, "I've Committed Murder (Gang Starr remix)" by Macy Gray, produced by Premier and featuring Mos Def, "Outro Live At The Lounge" by Q-Tip, "Da Cipha Interlude" featuring Punch, Cobra Red, Planet Asia, Guilty & Phil Da Agony, with production by Madlib – and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full LP, following the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – like "Beat Box (Diversion One)" and "Close To The Edit" – but it's more packaged around airier numbers, like the sublime "Moments In Love", the slow chugging churning funk track that's forever been a favorite of ours! Other tunes include "How To Kill", "Who's Afraid", "Snapshot", and "A Time For Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise (UK pressing) ... CD
ZTT/Universal (UK), 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – like "Beat Box (Diversion One)" and "Close To The Edit" – but it's more packaged around airier numbers, like the sublime "Moments In Love", the slow chugging churning funk track that's forever been a favorite of ours! Other tunes include "How To Kill", "Who's Afraid", "Snapshot", and "A Time For Fear". CD

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New Blood Sweat & Tears3 ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blood Sweat & Tears are really stretching out here – working their already-famous magic through a range of great tunes, both originals and covers – and coming up with some great longer-form expressions of their sound in the process! David Clayton-Thomas is firmly in the lead on vocals – but at points, the instrumentation almost takes over even more – especially on some of the jazz-heavy jam numbers that would go onto shape generations of high school and college music ensembles! Side two features the excellent "Symphony For The Devil/Sympathy For The Devil" suite – and other cuts include "He's A Runner", "The Battle", "Lucretia MacEvil", "Lonesome Suzie", "Fire & Rain", "40,000 Headmen", and "Hi De Ho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker and masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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New DJ HondaDJ Honda ... CD
Relativity, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Honda's first, and filled with guest stars like Premier, Common, Biz Markie, The Alkaholiks, and Grand Puba. Titles include "DJ Battle", "Out For The Cash", "What You Expected", "F*k Dat", and more! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Jimmy DriftwoodVoice Of The People ... LP
Monument/Omni (Australia), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work from hillbilly folktale troubadour Jimmy Driftwood – the go-to songwriting genius when legends like Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton needed an eccentric Americana fable to cut in the 50s and 60s (Cash even went back to him in the 90s) – and one of the rare artists willing to bury some progressive lyrics in his tunes! Driftwood had a way of mixing genuine history with fanciful and comical elements – such as using an alligator to launch cannonballs in "The Battle Of New Orleans". It's great stuff, chiming little country folk tunes with unmistakably unique lyrics – and just as unique of an approach to performance! 12 tracks in all: "What Color Is The Soul Of Man?", "The Voice Of The People", "The Lonesome Ape", "Standing On The Left Hand Side Of God", "Battle Hymn Of Peace", "Mixed-Up Family", "Equality", and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent lost funky soundtrack on Blue Note – their only one for years, and Grant Green's entry into the blacksploitation genre! The whole thing bristles with the kind of chunky, thumping percussive feel as the best funky soundtracks of the era – informed by the work of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes, but with the deeper jazz feel that Green brings from his other Blue Note sides of the time! Some cuts are quite funky, particularly the opener, "Past, Present, and Future" with it's crisp trap, chicken scratch guitar and bongo driven beat. Others have more of a stripped-down dope instrumental feel – there's some sweet funky flute work on "Fathers Lament", and even a slight bossa groove creeps into the title track! The whole album's very nice, and it's very different than any of Grant Green's other work! Other titles include "Afro Party", Luana's Theme", "Slight Fear And Terror", and "Battle Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Ralph JonesSlumber Party Massacre (180 gram clear vinyl – with poster) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure slasher soundtracks of the 80s, and one of the coolest too – a set of tracks recorded only on a Casio – but with a deep, dark sound that matches the best professional studio work of the time! Ralph Jones gets all the best traits of the genre just right – and manages to strip the slasher score down to its core, while working on a Casiotone with a surprising degree of warmth – not just cold-tinged electronic lines, but some moodier low-end tones that really give the whole thing a degree of depth and space that's very unique. Titles include "Meditation Of The Mind Of Russ Thorn", "Snail Hunt", "Valerie Does Battle", "Russ Dreams", "Stalking The High School", and "Uninvited Guest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredibly heavy cover pressing, with cool clear vinyl, and a poster too!)

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New Gene Krupa & Buddy RichKrupa & Rich ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful meeting of two of the biggest 50s talents on the drums – and a session that's great not only for the expected firey percussion, but also for the horn work by other members on the set! Given the "drum battle" style of the record, the tracks are long and very open – done in a studio mode that recalls some of the Krupa/Rich meetings at JATP, and like the JATP sides, featuring plenty of space for players to take longer solos. Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Roy Eldridge get in some nice licks on the set – and other players include Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown. Titles include "Gene's Blues", "Bernie's Tune", "Buddy's Blues", and "I Never Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove – in great shape!)

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New Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". CD

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New Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon ... LP
Warner, 1973. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
("Unofficial" pressing on Chop.)

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New Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1973. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dakota Staton with Manny AlbamCongratulations To Someone ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very hip work from Dakota Staton – a collection of her work for the Groove Merchant label from the early 70s, most of which appeared on the albums Country Man and Madame Foo Foo! Backings here are by the band of Manny Albam – in a mode that's jazzy, but inflected with plenty of soul – and which has the same sort of rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Lou Rawls' best later work for Capitol. The style's a great one for Dakota – one that brings a bit more focus and energy to her music, and which almost sets her up more as a soul singer than a jazz one. Titles include "Girl Talk", "Cry Me A River", "Country Man", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "How Did He Look", "Blues For Tasty", and "A Losing Battle". CD
(Small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New John ZornBig Gundown – John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone ... LP
Icon/Nonesuch, 1985. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album, put together by Zorn and a group of downtown New York hipsters, as a fitting hommage to the genius of Ennio Morricone! The track list sticks to mostly the bigger known numbers, and the album's got a darkness that we'd actually say was a bit out of place, considering the choice of tracks – but the groups formed by Zorn do a pretty good job of breathing new life into some of the tracks, and the album was a key moment in the recognition of Morricone as one of the century's greatest composers. Players include Robert Quine, Tim Berne, Arto Lindsay, Jim Staley, Bill Frisell, Christian Marclay, Anton Fier, and even Big John Patton. Titles include "Erotico", "Once Upon A Time In The West", "Giu La Testa", "Battle Of Algiers", and "The Big Gundown". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Wild West – Natural (LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The battle of the funky 45s! No gunslinger should be without this excellent t-shirt from Dusty Groove – a double-barrelled delight, with a real old-timey look, perfect for standing down your competition wherever they may be – a DJ gig, a record fair, flea market, or behind the counter at DGA! Not only that, the shirt's also got the Dusty Groove logo on the back! Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". T-Shirt
Also available Wild West – Natural (EXTRA LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New MC LyteLyte As A Rock ... CD
First Priority/Atlantic, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lyte's first LP, and a hip hop classic that needs no introduction from us. Lyte raised the bar for female rappers on this late 80s album with her mic skills and lyrical finesse that took female MC's into a whole new realm, beyond "Roxanne" answer tracks. She takes on Roxanne Shante on "10% Dis", a classic battle track that sparked a great answer cycle in its own right. And the production, mostly by Audio Two is pure minimalist hip hop beatmaking, while the King Of Chill comes correct with the dopest side stick in the history of programmed beats on "Paper Thin", and Prince Paul goes nuts with the horn stabs on one of his earlier beats, "MC Lyte Likes Swingin'". 10 tracks in all, this LP also includes "I Cram To Understand You", "Kickin 4 Brooklyn", "Lyte As A Rock", "Lyte Thee MC", "I Am Woman", "Lyte Vs. Vanna Whyte" and "I Am Woman". CD

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New John ZornHermetic Organ Vol 2 – St Paul's Chapel ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
John Zorn really takes off here with some amazing sounds on the organ of St Paul's Chapel – an exploration of the large pipe organ variant of the instrument, really pushed to the limits in a way that recalls Zorn's early experiments on alto sax! Despite the "hermetic" in the title, which might make you think of some private proceedings, or stowaway sounds – the album's got this very spacious, room-widening sort of feel – as Zorn really reaches forth with new sonic possibilities and very dark tones – of the sort that hardly befit the usual uses of a chapel of that nature. There's lots of very deep, bass-heavy notes in the mix – and titles include "Ascent Into the Maelstrom", "Prayer", "In Gloria Dei", "Battle Of The Angels", and "Holy Spirit" – all improvised by Zorn. CD

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Wild West – Natural (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The battle of the funky 45s! No gunslinger should be without this excellent t-shirt from Dusty Groove – a double-barrelled delight, with a real old-timey look, perfect for standing down your competition wherever they may be – a DJ gig, a record fair, flea market, or behind the counter at DGA! Not only that, the shirt's also got the Dusty Groove logo on the back! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". T-Shirt
Also available Wild West – Natural (EXTRA LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Wild West – Natural (MED, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The battle of the funky 45s! No gunslinger should be without this excellent t-shirt from Dusty Groove – a double-barrelled delight, with a real old-timey look, perfect for standing down your competition wherever they may be – a DJ gig, a record fair, flea market, or behind the counter at DGA! Not only that, the shirt's also got the Dusty Groove logo on the back! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt
Also available Wild West – Natural (EXTRA LARGE, brown & yellow design on natural fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New Jazz Couriers (Ronnie Scott & Tubby Hayes)Jazz Couriers Live In Morcombe 1959 – Tippin' (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Primo work by one of the greatest Brit jazz groups of the 50s – the legendary Jazz Couriers, and their smoking frontline of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott on tenor sax! The pair have a way of coming together that's simply beautiful – not the kind of "battle" you might have gotten from American tenorists a few years before – and instead, a way of collaborating on long-spun, beautifully-blown tracks that really expand under the two voices of the tenors – in ways that other hardbop groups might with just a sax and trumpet. Part of the group's success is their great rhythm section too – Terry Shannon on piano, Jeff Clyne on bass, and Billy Eyden on drums – a trio who really kick things into gear wonderfully on this previously-unissued live date! The material was recorded at a restaurant gig – nice and intimate, but with very good sound – so much so that the record is very much on a par with the group's famous studio sides of the time. Tubby Hayes also plays a bit of vibes on the record – and titles include "For All We Know", "Embers", "Tippin", and "Cherokee/The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VisioneersHipology (7" box set) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 2012. New Copy 5 x 7 Inch ... Out Of Stock
Marc Mac takes it back, way back – with some great 70s styled sounds mixed in with his 21st Century vibe! The package is a great one to be issued on a limited 7" box, given the style of the music – and cuts include "Shaft In Africa (Addis)", "Funky Fanfare", "Apache (battle dub)", "Jungle Green Outlines", "Swahililand", "Luanne From Harlem", "Back In Time", and "Oil & Water". 7-inch, Vinyl record
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New VariousBang The Box – The Lost Story Of AKA Dance Music Chicago 1987 to 1988 ... LP
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Bang the box – a classic battle cry from the glory days of Chicago house – summed up here perfectly with a stack of tracks from the short-lived AKA Music label! The package follows strongly in the mode of Still Music's Kill Yourself Dancing set – and like that one, it offers up a really great look at a tiny label from the Windy City club scene – an imprint who cut some key tracks that barely made it out of the midwest, but which really helped to shape the house-heavy rhythms that went onto inspire countless artists in years to come! AKA only issued records for two short years in the mid 80s – but they really helped push some of the leaner, cleaner Chicago house modes that were bursting into the limelight in the acid years – those cool keyboards and dark beats that still stand out as some of the best elements from the classic years. The notes do a great job of telling the story from the perspective of the clubs and the streets – and titles include "Rock It" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, "Bang The Box (bang the house mix)" by Matt Warren, "Take Me Higher (ultimate acid mix" by Nexus 6, "Lost In The World" by Michaelangelo, "The Music's Got Me (club mix)" by Team, "Pleasure Dome (house mix)" by Modern Mechanical Music, "Don't Bring Back Memories" by Matt Warren & Michaelangelo, and "Alternative House" by Michaelangelo. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bang The Box – The Lost Story Of AKA Dance Music Chicago 1987 to 1988 ... CD 15.99

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New VariousMo' Record Kicks – B Sides, Exclusives & Remixes For Forward Thinking Cats ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive music from the Record Kicks label – 21 tracks that have never been issued on CD before, including some rare singles, b-sides, and even a few cuts exclusive to the collection! If you know the Record Kicks name, you know that the label's a key outlet for contemporary deep funk and mod soul grooves – sounds that are steeped in the best influences of the 60s and 70s, but played by the cream of the crop of the global underground – including great funky groups on both sides of the Atlantic! With all the cuts on the collection, the set's one hell of a bargain – especially when you figure that it's got these cuts you won't find anywhere else: "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover" by The Hawk, "Waiting For Reforms" by Gizelle Smith, "Zebra 3" by The Link Quartet, "Scaramunga (Lack of Afro 7" edit)" by Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Changes (funk edit)" by Milano Jazz Dance Combo, and "Irrompibles Hi Fi" by Crabs Corporation. Other cuts include "Get On Up" by Ray Lugo Les Express, "Soul Train" by Soul Fanatics, "Italian Spiderman Theme" by Enzo Bontempi, "Battle Of Yoker" by Privates Hammond Orchestra, "Nervous (Kenny Dope bonus beat rmx)" by New Mastersounds, "See & Don't See" by Dojo Cuts, "Red Flames" by The Underbelly, and "Air I Breathe" by Floyd Lawson & The Hearts Of Stone. CD

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New Arthur BlytheCalling Card ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little record from Arthur Blythe – mostly straight ahead, but pretty darn freewheeling too – thanks to a selection of long tracks that really let him open up on alto sax! The setting is a quartet – nicely put-together with John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Bobby Battle on drums – a rhythm trio who do equally well on the album's spiritual tracks and its more soulful groovers. The performance was recorded live, but with a nice degree of intimacy, especially on Blythe's horn – and titles include "Hip Dripper", "Naima's Love Song", "As Of Yet", "Blue Blues", "Break Tune", and "Elaborations". CD

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New DJ Design & OthersJet Lag ... LP
Look, 2008. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Stones Throw graduate DJ Design assembles a strong roster of MCs for Jeg Lag – including Oh No, Dudley Perkins, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and Foreign Legion – a nice record on Design's own Look Records! A pretty eclectic bed of beats all the way, and timeless, solid hip hip served straight up. Titles include "Wild Ones" feat Grip Grand & Phat Kat, "Play" feat Oh No & Roc C, "All A Dream" feat B Lloyd, "Better Days feat Oh No & Dudley Perkins, "Ohh!" feat Party Arty, "Wave Of The Future" feat Grip Grand, "Battle Physically 1998" feat Foreign Legion and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RIP Dr Octagon", "I Followed You", "Run For Your Life" feat Fathed, "The God Of Rap", "That Girl Is A Monster", "Do Not Disturb", "Take That Ride", "Mopped Up", "Always Talkin Out Your A**", "Surgery" feat Motion Man and more. CD
Also available Dr Dooom 2 ... CD 4.99

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

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New Mighty MocambosFuture Is Here (with bonus download) ... LP
Mocambo (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great, proper album from Germany's excellent funk combo The Mighty Mocambos – who've dropped many killer 45s as themselves and with pseudonyms, as well as backing London-based funky soul diva Gizelle Smith for a teriffic full length – and sounding as vital and exuberant as ever here! The Mighty Mocambos are dexterous musicians and adventurous funk spirits – showing love for classic hip hop funk in collaborations with Afrika Bambaataa and Zulu Nation legend Charlie Funk, aka Afrika Islam – plus singers Su Kramer and Carol Lacaze (who sings in French), on top of killer instrumentals. Includes "Calling The Shots", "Zulu Walk" and "Battle" with Afrika Bambaata, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Sun Shines Tonight" feat Su Kramer, "Struggles And Triumph", "French Vanilla Skies", "Physique", "Peace Street", "The Next Message" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for a download of the album.)

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New Psycho & DJ Rip One/Iriscience & BabuOn Deadly Ground (2 street versions, 2 radio versions, 2 instrumentals, 2 acapellas) ... 12-inch
Blackberry, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
The idea here is sort of a battle on wax . In the blue corner is MC Irisciense of Dilated Peoples and DJ Babu of the Beat Junkies. In the red corner is MC Psycho of Insane Poetry and DJ Rip One of Innernational. Each MC/DJ pair is given the same topic and sample (from "I Put a Spell On You" that Premier used for Biggie's "Kick in the Door.") and whoever comes out with the dopest track wins. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain white sleeve.)

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New Sugarhill Gang8th Wonder ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the first full albums from the Sugarhill Gang – and a good sampling of their early tracks for Sugarhill! Includes the group's classic remake of "Apache" – complete with breaks stolen from the Incredible Bongo Band – plus the cuts "Funk Box" and "On The Money", which both have a compressed 80s groove soul sort of approach. Also features "Showdown", a classic old school battle track, recorded with the Furious 5 – plus the cuts "8th Wonder", "Hot Hot Summer Day", and "Kick It Live From 9 to 5". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousZanzibara 7 – Sikinde Vs Ndekule – Mlimani Park Orchestra & International Orchestra Safari Sound ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Tanzanian battle of the bands – on this sweet little set that features two of the biggest dance orchestras of the 80s! The ensembles in Tanzania at the time were far more than just musical acts – as most were funded by larger organizations, and had either a political or economic agenda as well – one that sometimes came through in the subject of the music, and which definitely resonated with the popularity of the groups as well! The approach of both groups here – Mlimani Park Orchestra and International Orchestra Safari Sound – is a blend of older guitar rhythms, ala highlife, with some fuller horn passages and vocal choruses that often have some slight social undercurrent mixed with a more upfront lyrical groove. As always with both the Zanzibara and Ethiopiques series, the notes are excellent, in boht English and French – and really help situate the larger cultural context of the music. Tracks include "Mtoto Akihilia Wembe", "Neema", and "Chenga Ya Mwili" by Mlimani Park Orchestra – and "Sosy", "Majuto", "Chatu Mkali", and "Homa Imenizidia" by International Orchestra Safari Sound. CD
 
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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a bit of pen on back.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover – purple border) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, and some stains on the back.)

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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyWar (Small Soldiers Battlecry Remix) (clean edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Dreamworks, 1998. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Promo.)

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 24.99

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Deltron 3030 ... LP 16.99

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New EminemEminem Show ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2002. Used ... $1.99
More gallows humor, and dark, clever wordplay from Slim, with an occasional party bounce and maybe not as pitch black as some of the material on the previous LPs. Cultural phenomenon status aside, The Show finds the Shady one still up there as one of the better narrative storytellers, but we have to admit we're sometimes as puzzled as anyone by where he focuses his anger (humor?). Mom, dad, and Kim of course, but Moby and Limp Bizkit? THOSE are the battles? Still, the bile is expertly delivered as usual, Dr. Dre's beats are as funky and strong as you'd expect, and the whole thing is laid out like a creepy, alternate reality Vaudeville production. No morose epics along the lines of "Stan" (the "Hotel California" of its era) but "Sing For The Moment" tries. Pretty solid all the way through except for the lazy Aerosmith sample. Includes "White America", "Business", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Square Dance", "Soldier", "Drips", "Without Me", "Sing For The Moment", "Hailie's Song", "When The Music Stops", "Say What You Say", "Till I Collapse", and the geniunely good-humored "My Dad's Gone Crazy". CD

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". On New Vintage, Maynard really grooves it – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". Carnival is a cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots ... CD
Warner, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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New Stan GetzBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Very Good- ... $3.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One Moore", "Red Door", and "Zoot Case". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, some stains, a split spine, some splitting and tape on the other seams, and some pen on the front.)

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New JUICESincerely (album, clean, beats)/Key To The City (album, beats) ... 12-inch
GCR, 2000. Sealed (pic cover)... $4.99
For a while it looked like Juice was going to have the same fate as most of Chicago's dopest MC's – known for his tapes, live performances, guest appearances, and maybe winning national MC battles, but never really getting the recognition they deserve. Or as he puts it in "Sincerely", "The MC most famous for not being famous..." Here, with his (almost) first solo single, Juice proves he's more than just a freestyle MC with amazing, as always, production by His-Panik of the Molemen. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Sealed ... $11.99
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and also adds in some cool keyboards you wouldn't have heard on the original – and the rest of the album is a mix of other mid 70s TV themes, plus some cool originals penned by Mancini himself, but with a very similar flavor – often quite funky, in a soundtrack sort of way. Titles include "Charlie's Angels", "Car Wash", "Silver Streak", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", "Gonna Fly Now", "What's Happening", "The Moneychangers", and "Evergreen". The Theme Scene features plenty of cool 70s soundtrack themes – titles pulled from both film and TV use, some with a feel that's every bit as funky as Henry Mancini's great work on the Cop Show album! Titles include "The Cheap Detective", "Star Trek", "Heaven Can Wait", "Children Of Sanchez", "Battlestar Galactica", "Once Is Not Enough", "Three's Company", "NBC News Theme", and "Fantasy Island". CD

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Master AceTake A Look Around ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $19.99
His first and best LP from the days when being hardcore and/or sullen was not the first requirement for being an MC. Perfect mid-tempo production by Marly Marl. With Ace's impersonation of Biz Markie on "Me & The Biz", plus "Letter To The Better", "I Got Ta", "As I Reminisce", "Music Man", "Brooklyn Battles", "Can't Stop The Bumrush", "Take A Look Around", "Postin' High", "Ace Iz Wild" and 3 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Red RippersOver There. . .And Over Here ... CD
Paradise Of Bachelors, 1983. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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VariousSaga Of Battlestar Galactica Featuring The Original Cast ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and tape on the spine.)

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New Durutti ColumnChronicle LX – XL (2CD box) ... CD
Kooky, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard in years from Vini Reilly – and a set that really takes back to the magic we felt when buying the first few Durutti Column albums on factory! Not only is the sound here very much the Durutti approach we first fell in love with – a strange combination of post-punk production and performance filtered through the aesthetic of Erik Satie – but the package also has a very special look – like one of those cool cassette boxes for Factory that were originally designed by Peter Saville! This set's got way more to offer than those, though – two CDs' of music (plus inserts and even sandpaper) – originally written by Reilly to accompany an exhibition of his portraits, and expanded here to include an even greater range of personal sounds. Vini is in the lead on most numbers on his wonderfully atmospheric guitar – and plays piano, an instrument that's also handled by Poppy Morgan on some tracks – with longtime partner Bruce Mitchell on drums. Vocals are done by Reilly, as well as Jilly Taylor, Billy Rance, and Caoilfhionn – but are definitely secondary to the instrumental sounds on the set. Titles include "Poppy & Pancho", "Nine Years", "The Party", "Embattled Heart & Rattling", "Fanfare", "Electrostatic", "Free From All The Chaos", "Hotel Calderon", and "Sharrock's Tune". CD

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New All NaturalElements (Fire) ... CD
All Natural, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first set in All Natural's ambitious series of albums built around the natural elements (fire, water, earth and wind) – and this is indeed some of most fiery work by the Chicago true school hip hop mainstays – and probably their tightest full length to date! They truly bring the heat here – incendiary, harder charging boom bap all the way – with production by Cap D, scratches by Tone B Nimble – plus additional production from Kev Brown, Battletek, Proh Mic and others. Titles include "The All", "Move, Move", "Backslap", "Somethin Of Nothin", "Good Life" feat Rita J, "Poppers Pop, Breakers Break", "Nothing To Lose", "You Know My Name", "Signature Flow" feat Grav & Noyd and more. CD

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New BattlesMirrored ... CD
Warp (UK), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Eli Paperboy ReedCome And Get It ... CD
Capitol, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Neo classic rhythm & blues done with affection, exuberance and darn near irresistible passion by Eli Paperboy Reed – pulling it off better than ever on his debut for Capitol Records. Eli's voice is his own, and as much as the songs are devoted to the classic southern soul styles, it doesn't sound like he's itching convince you of his realness, it just sounds a like cat doing what he loves plain and simple. The production and arrangements are classic styled to the core and we're gonna call this one a win! Titles include "Young Girl", "Name Calling", "Come And Get It", "Pick A Number", "I Found You Out", "Pick Your Battles", "Explosion" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely done reissue of this classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield" – both the source of more than a few samples over the years. With nice sweet keyboards by Willie Tee, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you'll be hard pressed to beat! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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