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Army Of The PharaohsTear It Down (clean, dirty, inst)/Battle Cry (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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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Rev Clay Evans & The African American Religious ChHe's A Battle Axe ... CD
Meek, 1997. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ron GoodwinBattle Of Britain ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Sealed ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicExciting Battle – JATP Stockholm 1955 ... CD
Pablo, 1955. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Exciting Battle – JATP Stockholm 1955 ... LP 2.99

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicExciting Battle – JATP Stockholm 1955 ... LP
Pablo, 1955. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a promo sticker and cutout hole.)
Also available Exciting Battle – JATP Stockholm 1955 ... CD 4.99

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Ryan KisorBattle Cry ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1997. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Booklet has a spot of sticker residue and a lightly wrinkled front cover. CD has a few library stickers.)

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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good- ... $11.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some fantastic sax playing on the album – from both the alto of Willie Smith and the tenor of Flip Phillips, both of whom are at the height of their powers in this relaxed setting, working amazingly well around the bombastic drum pounding of Krupa and Rich. Tracks are long, and titles include "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, a mostly split top seam, and some light stains.)

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Alec TempletonAs Brunnhilde's Battle Cry Might Be Sung By An American Crooner/Mozart Matriculates ... 78 rpm
Victor, Early 40s. Very Good ... $0.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Wild TurkeyBattle Hymn ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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

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New Elite TerroristsOH-10: Aiming To Blow (voc, inst, acapella)/Wanna Battle (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Mission Control, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousBattle Of The Tenor Saxes ... LP
IAJRC, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Art Of NoiseInto Battle With The Art Of Noise ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1983. Used ... 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 LMNOLeave My Name Out ... LP
Battle Axe, 2001. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "1st Things First", "Always", "Lift Up", "Souldier", "Wise Dumb", "Grin & Bear It", "Natural Beauty", "Acronym Jim's Hymns", "Elbow Room", "Invigorating", Packed Event", "Don't (You Even) Go There", "Radiant", "The Word", and "Good Great Wonderful", with production by Evidence, Nucleus, Key Kool, Rob The Viking, and scratches by J-Rocc and Kut Masta Kurt. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aceyalone/Non Phixion/Swollen Members/Son DoobieSuper Human Hip Hop Head (voc, inst)/Full Monty/Molten (voc, inst)/Buc Fifty To Ya Face ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Volume 2 in the Defenders Of The Underworld series. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few light creases.)
 
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New 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 light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Arthur BlytheBasic Blythe ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With John Hicks on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Bobby Battle on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Blanche CallowayBlanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys ... LP
RCA (France), 1931. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Great vocal work from Cab Calloway's sister! The group includes tenor from Ben Webster, drums from Cozy Cole, trumpet from Edgar Battle and Calrence Smith, piano from Mary Lou Williams, tuba from Andy Kirk, and alto from Roger Boyd. LP, Vinyl record album

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CanibusCan-I-Bus ... LP
Universal, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
After all the early hype, mixtape appearances, etc, we expected more from Canibus. Mostly produced by Wyclef, with a couple of beats by Clark Kent, A Kid Called Roots and Salaam Remi, and a few nice cuts like "Second Round KO", one of the tracks in his battle with LL, that has stood up well to the test of time. Other tracks include "Patriots", "I Honor U", "Channel Zero", "Buckingham Palace", "Let's Ride", "How We Roll", and "Rip Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the stickered sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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Cannibal OxOxtrumentals ... CD
Def Jux, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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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Cesar ComanchePaper Gods ... LP
Justus League, 2003. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Solid hip hop from Cesar Comanche, one of the officers in the Justus League – the NC family of rhymers and producers that spawned Little Brother, 9th Wonder and others! CC's second album has a little bit of a tougher edge than some of the southern hip hop you'll hear, but it's steeped in the same proud ethic and loosely structured track list of some of the other Justus releases. Very nice stuff – with production by the molten-hot 9th Wonder, Big Dho and Eccentric. 11 tracks on the LP including "Lamb To Lion", "Pest", "Knowing Is Half The Battle", "Land Of Hate", "Underground Heaven", "Edited For TV", "Daily Operation", "Wrong Religion", "The Guf" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Sealed ... $48.99
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
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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HerbaliserSomething Wicked This Way Comes ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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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Paul Humphrey, Shelly Manne, Willie BoboDrum Session ... LP
Inner City, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
This is the sort of side you could approach from a number of different angles. A percussion heavy summit of Louis Bellson, Shelly Manne, Willie Bobo and Paul Humphrey with some nice swinging, and occasionally funky, accompaniment by Bobby Bryant, Jerome Richardson, Mike Wofford and Chuck Domanico and production by Oliver Nelson, it's the sort of record we'd really slobber over when we were digging for jazz breaks. But if you never made it past the first side, you'd imagine it's more of a swinging affair with a bit of the classic "drum battle" feel, though the monster break (used by the Beasties for "Shake Your Rump") that starts off side 2 on "Super Mellow" might change your mind, and there's a nice section of the drummers trading fours with Bobo's Latin flavor adding a new twist to an old game on "Take Three & C". Also includes "Samba Sushi", "4 Aces" and "One Score And Four Drummers Ago". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some edge wear.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15 (3LP set) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good 3LPs ... $49.99
Features work by Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson, a trumpet battle with Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers, and the classic "Jam Session Blues" – all packaged in a box with a David Stone Martin cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl, with trumpter logo and deep groove, including a booklet! Side 4 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Box has some seam splitting, with the top flap's edge portions mostly missing, and a bit of edge flaking.)

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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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 7208 catalog number, with a small initial mark on the label. Cover has some light wear & a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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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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Lord Finesse & DJ Mike SmoothFunky Technician ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1990. Very Good+ (reissue)... $29.99
Furious, battle-tested early 90s mastery from Lord Finesse – with pitch perfect production by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz and Mike Smooth – an east coast golden age classic! Funky Technician is mysteriously slept on in too many discussions of the best hip hop of the era, but it's still way up there if you ask us. The backing is tight funky beatcraft from the above mention legendary producers and Finesse rocks the mic with long trails of busy rhymes. Greatness! Includes "Baby You Nasty", "Funky Technician", "Back To Back Rhyming", "Here I Come", "Slave To My Soundwave", "I Keep The Crowd Listening", "Bad Mutha", "Keep It Flowing", "Lesson To Be Taught", "Just A Little Something", "Strictly For The Ladies" and "Track The Movement". LP, Vinyl record album
(US reissue pressing, with white text on cover.)

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Joe Mansfield with 7L & EsotericDrumulator (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
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 ShanDown By Law (expanded 2CD version) ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1987. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of the benchmark LPs of battle ready rhymes and block rockin' Cold Chillin' beats – MC Shan's Down By Law, produced by the Marley Marl – in a deluxe 2CD version packed with rare 12" versions that appear on CD for the first time ever! Down By Law was the first of Shan's solid trio of LPs for Cold Chillin', uncommonly blunt in both the storytelling and rhyme schemes. A long slept on gem! Original LP tracks include the classic "Bridge", plus "Down By Law", "Left Me-Lonely", "MC Space" "Living In The World Of Hip Hop", "Another One To Get Jealous Of" and "Kill That Noise". Disc 1 also includes the previously unreleased tracks "Kill That Noise/Down By Law" (Live on WERS), "Live Routine" (broadcast) feat Biz Markie, Marley Marl Scratch demos and more! Disc 2 features a bunch of great 12" mixes of Down By Law tracks and classic MC Shan singles on CD for the first time ever: "Marley Marl Scratch" (original 12" version), "He Cuts So Fresh" (original 12" version), "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing" (original 12" version), "Cocaine" (original 12" version) and (original 12" live version), "Beat Biter (original 12" extended version), "Dub Biter", "Dub By Law" and more. Comes with a well done, 24-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and reminiscences by Mr Magic and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerGood Things Don't Happen Every Day (aka Dudes Doin Business) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
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 hole.)

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MolemenBelow The Ground EP ... 12-inch
Molemen, 1997. Sealed ... $6.99
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 ... LP
Virgin, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A collection of the title themes from many of Morricone's most well known film soundtracks, spanning his entire career. Thirteen 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)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Don PullenSixth Sense ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful mid 80s effort from the Don Pullen Quintet – a group that features young lion Donald Harrison on alto sax – recording in a setting that's nicely fresh, compared to some of his other work! Other players include the under-recorded trumpeter Olu Dara, and a wonderful elastic rhythm section of Fred Hopkins on bass and Bobby Battle on drums – all working with Pullen's piano in a groove that's angular at times, but never loses its sense of swing – that wonderful balance that always made Pullen a real standout amongst the jazz communities in which he worked. Titles include "The Sixth Sense", "In The Beginning", "Tales From The Bright Side", "Gratitude", and "All Is Well". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Ronnie ScottGreat Scott! – The Birth Of A Legend ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A much-needed overview of the earliest days of British saxophonist Ronnie Scott – material pulled from a range of different group recordings from the late 40s and early 50s, offering up a really comprehensive look at his jazz work before his more famous years in the Jazz Couriers! The groove here runs from swing to bop, and often includes a bit of both – and some tracks feature Scott as the main soloist with larger ensembles, such as the group of Ted Heath, while others feature him in a more familiar small group bop setting. 2CD package features a whopping 38 tracks in all – and titles include "Buzzy" by Jazz At Town Hall Ensemble, "Ad Lib Frolic" by Ted Heath, "Scrubber Time" by Jack Parnell & His Quartet, "Galaxy" by Alan Dean's Beboppers, "Too Marvelous For Words" by Ronnie Scott Quartet, "Brand's Essence" by 1951 Melody Maker All-Stars, "Battle Royale" by Ronnie Scott & Kenny Graham, "The Champ" by Arnold Ross Sextet, "Seven Eleven" by Ronnie Scott Quintet, "Compos Mentos" by Ronnie Scott Orchestra, and "Pantagrulian" by Ronnie Scott Jazz Group. CD

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New Talib KweliWaitin' For The DJ feat Bilal (dirty, clean, inst)/Guerrilla Monsoon Rap feat Pharoahe Monch & Black Thought (dirty, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2002. Very Good- (pic cover)... $0.99
Kweli always gets us open, and teams up with NuSoul singer Bilal on "Waiting For The DJ", for a track with a spare soulful feel. "Guerrilla Monsoon Rap" pairs Talib with hot beatmaker Kanye West, plus guest MCs Black Thought from the Roots and Pharoahe Monch, for a good old fashioned battle rhyme! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some light wear and a couple of small tack holes in the corners.)

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John ZornHermetic Organ Vol 2 – St Paul's Chapel ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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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VariousAin't It The Truth – The Ric & Ron Story Vol 2 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent overview of the second half of the short run of the Ric & Ron labels – tiny imprints from New Orleans in the early years of soul music, but a crucial force in the development of the Crescent City sound! The work here is mostly from the early 60s, and really shows New Orleans soul coming into its own – finding a way to fuse together all the rich array of sounds, styles, and cultural influences that made the sound of the city so unique – with lots of romping rhythms, deeply soulful vocals, and some mad piano lines that really add that signature New Orleans touch! Nearly every cut here is a winner, and this Ace Records presentation of the label's legacy is easily the best treatment of Ric & Ron we've ever seen. The set features 24 tracks – including some rare and unissued numbers – and titles include "Send Me Your Picture" by Bobby Mitchell, "A Losing Battle" by Johnny Adams, "Unemployed" by Warren Lee, "Check Mr Popeye" by Eddie Bo, "Honest I Do" by Tommy Ridgley, "I Guess I Always Will" by Jimmy Easterling, "I Don't Talk Too Much" by Martha Carter, "The Git Back (part 1)" by Guitar Joe Morris, "Question Of Love (demo)" by Barbara Lynn, and "Carnival Time (demo)" by Al Johnson. CD

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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 ... $9.99 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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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 27, 2014
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
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... LP 14.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (deluxe 2LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 27, 2014
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
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... LP 14.99

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New Arthur BlytheElaborations ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
With Blythe on alto, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bobby Battle on drums, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Mohammad Abdullah on congas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Johnny AdamsHeart & Soul ... LP
SSS, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost southern soul classic – recorded by Johnny Adams in Nashville, and done in a great blend of country and soul styles! Johnny's career initially began in New Orleans, where he recorded a number of indie singles – but this was the record that really pushed his career into the limelight, and gave his deep down-homey vocals a perfect style in which to work! The set's got a really rich quality that reminds us of some of the lesser-known Hi Records work at the time – a mode that's willing to go past simple labels and chart soul conventions – and work in a mode that reaches out with a fresher approach that's really appealing. Titles include the hit single "Lonely Man", plus a bunch of other smokey little cuts that include "Losing Battle", "Real Live Living Hurtin' Man", "I Can't Be All Bad", and "Reconsider Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some pen on front.)

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New Elmer BernsteinReturn Of The Seven (aka Return Of The Magnificent Seven) ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and staining along the opening.)

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New Arthur BlytheLight Blue – Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Blythe on alto, Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Born Allah & Melo-D vs Grand Agent & DJ RevolutionPatience (2 vocal versions, 2 edit versions, 2 instrumentals, 2 acapellas) ... 12-inch
Ill Boogie, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Like the "On Deadly Ground" single this one is a battle on wax. Each MC & DJ pair is sent into the studio with the same sample hook and the same title and whoever comes out with the dopest track wins. This time, our vote probably goes to Born Allah & Melo-D, with the dope use of the old Rakim sample breaking the tie. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, light stains and a small corner rip on the back, split top and bottom seams, and some splitting on the spine.)

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New GenesisSelling England By The Pound ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort of feel you'd hear if you caught these guys live at some small southside club – and the solos also show the kind of inventiveness and imagination you'd catch in that sort of setting – backed by a swinging rhythm combo that features Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include a version of "Perdido" that's nearly 13 minutes long – plus "Stardust", "Sposin", "Salt & Pepper", and "Theme From Lord Of The Flies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Sugarhill Gang8th Wonder ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1981. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, and some pen on the front and back.)

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New Wishbone AshArgus ... LP
Decca, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label MCA pressing.)

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New John ZornBig Gundown – John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone ... CD
Icon/Nonesuch, 1985. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousSexopolis – 17 Tracks From the 70s French Funky Pop Scene ... CD
Fantomas (France), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark collection of funky tracks from 60s and 70s France – one of the first collections of music from that scene, and still one of the best! The range of grooves is really wonderful – and includes rare gems from French pop singers, obscure jazz albums, and rare sound library sources – all coming together with a trippy blend of mod rhythms, psychedelic instrumentation, and strong influences from American funk and jazz! Tracks include "Zoizoi" by France Gall, "Soiree Jerk" by Michel Legrand, "Bongos & Sound" by Guy Boyer, "Castill Battle" by Ben & Platano Group, "Styx" by Catharsis, "Sabbat" by Cortex, "Promenades Au Bois" by Alain Goraguer, "Grand Roque" by Maurice Vander, "Crescendo" by Big Julian, "Il Faut Tenir" by Les Masques, and the great "Hascisch Party"! 17 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Blood Sweat & Tears3 ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used Gatefold ... 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 spot of price sticker residue.)

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Wild West – Natural (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: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". T-Shirt

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New Tiny GrimesTiny Grimes & His Rocking Highlanders Vol 1 ... LP
Krazy Kat/Gotham (UK), Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw work from the great Tiny Grimes – in a space between jazz and R&B! The set includes 14 tracks, several of which have never been previously released, that Tiny Grimes recorded when his band included such folks as Screamin Jay Hawkins and Benny Golson. There are lots of bluesy tracks where Tiny's guitar playing sounds great. Titles include "Tiny's Jump", "St Louis Blues", "Drinking Beer", "Frankie & Johnny Boogie", "My Baby's Cool", "Hawaiian Boogie", "No Hug No Kiss", and "Battle Of The Mass". LP, Vinyl record album

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New MC ShanBeat Biter (extended mix, radio mix)/The Bridge/Dub Biter ... 12-inch
Bridge, 1986. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Beat Biter" is MC Shan's classic cut (never before reissued) 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. And then there's the b-side... If you 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. (MC Poet later became a member of Screwball.) And you thought the Jay Z/Nas/Mobb Deep/etc. battles went on too long! All the hip hop history contained on these tracks and all that trivia aside, the record is still up there as one of our favorites from the class of '85. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New QueenLive At The Rainbow '74 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Hollywood, 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible 2LP live document of Queen at their early peak – material that was recorded in 1974, but only released to the world all these many years later! Both sets were recorded at London's legendary Rainbow Theater, but are from two different landmark tours of the year – first a March performance from the tour for the Queen II album, then a November set from the Sheer Heart Attack tour – all brought together in one massive batch of music! Titles include two versions of "Procession", plus "Father To Son", "Flick Of The Wrist", "Killer Queen", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Seven Seas Of Rhye", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Ogre Battle", "Son & Daughter", and "White Queen" – plus a drum solo and guitar solo track too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie exclusive!)

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New Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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New Takeru Muraoka & Takao UematsuRide & Tie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Express/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Frank WessFlute Mastery Of Frank Wess (aka Flute Juice) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Progressive, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 3 – Tender & Mellow – Any Way The Wind Blows ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hi Records way past the hits – served up here in a wonderful batch of rare singles that go way past the obvious numbers you may know from the label! Most of the cuts have this mellow groove that's mighty nice – not totally laidback, but kind of slow-stepping in a style that takes off from the usual Willie Mitchell territory – and has different elements with each of the many singers in the set – a lineup that includes many folks you may not have known worked for the label! Deep soul pervades, but the approach often has some of those modern mellow elements that were coming into hipper southern scenes in the mid 70s – a great maturation that really comes through in a track selection that includes "I Must Be Losin You" by Willie Clayton, "Satisfactorize Your Mind" by Africano, "Now That I've Found You" by The Masqueraders, "Trying To Live My Life Without You" by Venice, "What Do You Mean" by Gene Miller, "He's Got It" by Known Facts, "Baby Love" by Gene Anderson, "Any Ways The Wind Blows" by Erma Coffee, "What Made You Change" by Eddie McGhee, and "When The Battle Is Over" by The Joint Venture. CD

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New GettovettsMissionaries Moving ... LP
Island, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ramellzee, Shockdell and Delta II rock the mic over Laswell produced Material style beats, with Bootsy Collins on bass and Grandmixer D St. on the tables. Anti-Pop move over, this is the first school of left field hip hop. 6 tracks: "Battle Call", "Gangster Lean", "Go Down! Now Take Your Balls", "Death Command", "Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Lecture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Our Fair CityIssue 2 ... Magazine
Hartlife, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Soil & Pimp SessionsX – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions (limited edition – with bonus CD) ... CD
Victor (Japan), New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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

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New Steady BTake Your Radio (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Pop Art, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyWar (Small Soldiers Battlecry Remix) (clean edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Dreamworks, 1998. Very Good+ ... $0.49
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(Promo.)

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CherrystonesRed Nails ... CD
Brutal (UK), 2013. Used ... $4.99
Some of the noisiest music we've heard so far from Cherrystones – a sweet set that's heavy on fuzz and electronics, but which still holds onto the strong sense of beat from before! There's a pretty dark vibe to most of the record – a bite that goes way beyond downtempo, and which reminds us of the way that Cherrystones first shook things up years ago – opening ears to corners of sounds that weren't always treated in the same way as funk – a journey that's taken us miles to get to the place of this striking little set! Titles include "Bruised Meats", "Dirty Washing", "Molecular Battler", "Moonstone", "Red Nails", and "Robots Kin". CD

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D StHome Of Hip Hop (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
Long before the KRS/Shan battles, D.ST. was claiming "Bronx is the home of hip hop" on this track. It almost has an early Whodini sound, with more MC'ing, vocoder effects, and a live rhythm section than his other dj oriented tracks like "Mega Mix 2." 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Durutti ColumnChronicle LX – XL (2CD box) ... CD
Kooky, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $39.99
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 JUICESincerely (album, clean, beats)/Key To The City (album, beats) ... 12-inch
GCR, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
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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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- ... $16.99
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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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Wild TchoupitoulasWild Tchoupitoulas ... CD
Island/Mango, 1976. Used ... $5.99
One of the weird Meters-related New Orleans parade bands from the 70s – similar to the group The Wild Magnolias, but with a sound that's more in a New Orleans mode than a 70s funk one. The Meters play on the record, and the group sings most of the vocals as well – and production is by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, with that 70s New Orleans choppy style that was making them both buckets of money at the time! Tracks include "Brother John", "Indian Red", "Hey Hey", "Hey Mama", "Meet De Boys On The Battlefront", and a version of "Hey Pocky Way". CD

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VariousOn The Battlefield – Great Gospel Quartets ... CD
Delmark, Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Fall 2014
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". CD

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New Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 light wear.)

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New Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Traffic, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. This reissue edition adds 3 bonus tracks: "Positive Contact" (Charlie Clouser remix), "Terbulence" (Mark Bell rmx) and "Positive Contact" (Mario C rmx). CD

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New Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew MooreBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 More", "Red Door", and "Zootcase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful NYC 50th street pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp! Cover has light wear and aging, but is intact and not split at all – and record is nice and clean.)

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New Luke SkyywalkerBanned In The USA – The Luke LP Featuring The Two Live Crew ... LP
Luke/Atlantic, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From way back when Luke might a been a force (outside the porn industry) and before he split with the 2 Live Crew. Recorded soon after his legal battles in Broward County, Florida, a lot of the tracks (and interludes) have a free speech message, but you also get "I Ain't Bullsh-tin' Part 2" where he takes on a bunch of contemporary MC's. (The cover has Luke standing in front of US flag with the text of the First Amendment...) Also includes the title track, "Do The Bart", "Strip Club", "So Funky", "Arrest In Effect", and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of tape along the opening.)

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New Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". With nice sweet keyboards, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you won't find on many other records from the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Barclay. Cover has light wear and an unglued top seam.)
Also available Wild Magnolias ... LP 9.99

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New Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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New Stan GetzBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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New Last EmperorBums (radio, inst)/Monumental (radio)/Secret Wars Part 1(radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Last Emperor, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
We like the concept behind "Secret Wars Part 1." – a series of battles between MC's (KRS, Genius/GZA, Redman, Common Sense, Busta Rhymes, Ras Kass, Das Efx, Method Man, Nas) and a collection of cartoon/fictional characters, with some nice immitations of the MC's involved. The references on "Bums" are also kind of bugged – from Mr. Belvedere to Jane's Addiction, all over some mellow underground production. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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