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Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... CD
Casablanca/Verve, 1975. Used ... $9.99
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, you know there's some afro beat creeping in too. 6 tracks in all: "The Boys Doin' It", "Mama", "Excuse Me Please", "Ashiko", "In The Jungle" and "A Person Is A Sometime Thing". CD
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New Beastie BoysIll Communication ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? The Beasties continue with the live jazz/funk/garage (as in rock, not house) sound and keyboards by Money Mark. With the classic "Get It Together" featuring Q-Tip. And you can't go wrong with any LP that samples Ramelzee and K-Rob's "Beat Bop." Other tracks include "Sure Shot", "Futterman's Rule", "Shambala", "Sabotage", "The Scoop", "Do It", "Heart Attack Man", "Bodhisattva Wow", and "Root Down". CD

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New VariousHoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue – The !!! Beat! ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soul & blues performances from Hoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue program which ran on US television and is purported to be the first syndicated series ever revolving around black singers in the US! The history is incredible, but the compilation is all around the music and it's great stuff – featuring Gatemouth Brown, Rodge Martin, The Beat Boys, Earl Gaines, The Might Hannibal, Robert parker, Cleo Randle and many more. 24 tracks in all: "Have You Ever Been Mistreated" by Gatemouth Brown, "Hitch Hike" by The Beat Boys, "Empty Arms & Bitter Tears" by Gerri Taylor, "Respect" by Rodge Martin, "I Don't Know Why I Love You" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "24 Hours A Day" by Earl Gaines and much more. CD
 
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Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Soul ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Rare soul from 70s Kenya – music that's quite different than the usual Afro Funk of the period, and which has a sound that's more in the mode of American southern soul! Slim Ali since throughout, mostly in English – and it's clear that he's learned plenty from Tennessee soul of the late 60s and early 70s – bits of Al Green, Joe Simon, and others – whose ballad inspirations are mixed with some very unusual and offbeat instrumentation from the group! There's some occasional Jamaican-styled rhythms, and production has this higher-end quality – which often makes the saxophone or keyboard parts come off in a very unique way – a mode that's just right for Ali's vocals. Titles include "The World", "Live In Peace & Happiness", "I'll Be There", "Bahari", "Come Back To Me", "No Love To Buy", "This World", "Peace", and "We Need A Little Time". CD

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New BeatlesPlease Please Me (deluxe remastered edition) ... CD
Apple, 1963. Used ... $6.99
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up with a classic image of the Fab Four on the cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby IT's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". CD

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Jay-ZAmerican Gangster ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2007. Used ... $2.99
A recommitted Jay-Z is back on his game with American Gangster – referencing the '07 film in spots, but this is no soundtrack – it's a return to solid hip hop from the biggest name in the game! American Gangster takes a couple minutes to get rolling, but once the hard hitting "Hello Brooklyn 2.0"w/Lil' Wayne hits the speakers you know well that the ruler's back! Nothing on the perceived soft comeback album Kingdom Come approaches the deft wordplay on AG – and the beats are solid, and not at all geared for the pop charts or beer commercials. Diddy, along with partners LV & Sean C handle around half of all the beats, and it's good stuff. For real. Titles include "Pray", "American Dreamin'", "Sweet", "I Know", "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)", the killer "Success" feat Nas (produced by No ID), "Fallin'" and more. Plus 2 bonus tracks "Blue Magic" and "American Gangster" CD

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Philly CreamGroovin ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
The wonderful return of Philly Cream – a group who made some great records at the end of the 70s, and who seem like they haven't missed a beat at all! The style here is really in the old school Philly harmony mode – maybe the modern soul variant, with some slight contemporary touches in the instrumentation – but an overall feel that has all the vocals coming together wonderfully! Old group member Art Austin is working here with younger female singers Simone Talley and Adrienne Aje – and the record has plenty of musical support from Ingram, with Butch Ingram at the production helm – in a similar mode to the other great recent sides on Society Hill. Titles include "Somebody Told Me", "A Beautiful Morning", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", "Slow Down", "Cowboys To Girls", and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". CD

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RegentsBarbara Ann ... CD
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A legendary set from The Regents – a blue-eyed vocal group who were every bit as important as The Four Seasons and Beach Boys, even though their legacy never lasted as long! The quintet are in top form here – really more soul than rock and pop, with an approach that's extremely faithful to the best New York doo wop acts of the time – and production that really lets the interplay stay upfront, with only a bit of rhythm to get things going on the more upbeat numbers. This approach is heard to best effect on the album's classic title cut – "Barbara Ann" – and also comes through on the ballads as well. Other titles include "Laura My Darling", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "Just Cry", "Lonesome Boy", "A Fool In Love", "Your Love Captured Me", and "I'm So Lonely". CD

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SinkaneMean Love ... CD
DFA, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The best yet from Sudan-born, Brooklyn-dwelling Sinkane – distilling a lot of diverse sonic influences into his own distinct soul! There's a lot going on here, inspiration wise – with modern synth-stoked twists on 70s Afrobeat influences, tropically-inflected R&B and lots of other stylistic twists and turns – but it all works together really well, thanks in no small part to memorable songs and his airy voice. Very cool stuff! Titles include "How We Are", "New Name", "Yacha", "Young Trouble", "Moonstruck", "Mean Love", "Hold Tight", "Galley Boys", "Son" and "Omdurman". CD
Also available Mean Love (with download) ... LP 13.99

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New VariousDiggin In The Crates – Profile Rap Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Profile/Attic, 1980s. Used ... $6.99
12 tracks: Run DMC "Sucker MCs", Word Of Mouth "King Kut", Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde "Genius Rap", the Showboys "Drag Rap", Pebblee-Poo "A Fly Guy", Spyder D "I Can't Wait to Rock The Mic", Rammelzee Vs. K-Rob "Beat Bop", Pumpkin & The Profile All Stars "Here Comes That Beat!", Run DMC "Rock Box", MC Dollar Bill "Lifestyles Of The Fresh & Fly", Fresh 3 MCs "Fresh" and Dana Dane "Nightmares". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLegendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Keb Darge continues that great step backward he's been taking in recent years – moving from his funk of the 60s and 70s to the much rawer sound of the generation before – served up in a host of rare singles filled with heavy drums, ripping guitar, and a frenzy of amazing vocals and rhythms! Little Edith is on deck to help Keb pick the tunes – and together they come up with some great gems we'd never have heard otherwise – really raw grooves that are somewhere between the space of the R&B and jukebox mambo of the Jazzman world in recent years – and the bolder, twangier grooves you'd expect from the best vintage work on Norton Records. Yet the vibe here is also different than either of those references too – a lot more freewheeling, and culled from a great love of rare vinyl that really keeps things fresh. Tracks include "Peter Gunn Twist" by The Rebel Rousers, "Connie Lou" by Ray Taylor & Alabama Pals, "Barricuda" by The Page Boys, "Hang-Out" by Joe Lee & Orchestra, "Thunder Reef" by Shindigs, "Geraldine" by Ole Miss Down Beats, "Whiphash" by Riki & The Rikatones, "Rock & Roll Guitar" by Johnny Knight, and "I'm The Wolf Man" by Round Robin. CD
Also available Legendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... LP 21.99

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 16 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky club from the 80s – a sweet set of post-disco grooves that have a mighty lean, mighty clean feel overall! The work here is heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – wrapped up in a highly rhythmic mode to support the singers with a vibe that's great both for the dancefloor, and for more laidback listening! There's plenty of jazzy touches – in the best 80s groove mode – and titles include "I've Got My Eyes On You" by The Pretty Boys, "Action For Love" by Black White & Co, "100%" by Caprice, "One More Time" by McFadden & Whitehead, "Come On Give Me Love" by Woods Empire, "I Can't Face The Rain" by Charisse, and "Just One More Kiss" by Distance. CD

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VariousPop Yeh Yeh – Psychedelic Rock From Singapore & Malaysia Vol 1 – 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
One of the coolest collections we've seen from the Sublime Frequencies label so far – a rich document of the "pop yeh yeh" movement in Singapore and Malaysia during the late 60s – a wonderful criss-crossing of Anglo pop styles and more exotic modes! The vibe here is a bit similar to French yeh yeh pop of the period – influenced by the sound of the early Beatles, and served up with a lot of twangy guitar next to warmly melodic vocals – in this case, never sung in English at all, and with odd inflections that are way different than the way the voice is used in Brit rock! Guitar is really at the forefront on most numbers – and like the vocals, often recorded with an echoey touch that's not unlike some Tokyo pop of the same time. And equally impressive as the music is the documentation in the book – two big books, full of great photos and as much history as information on the music – all wrapped around a CD that features 26 tracks that include "Bintang Pujaan" by Hasanah Haron & The Spiritual 70s, "Dara" by M Osman & Les Fentones, "Oh Teruna" by Fatima Amin & The Clans, "Budi Bahasa" by Adnan Othman & The Rhythm Boys, "Temasah Ria" by M Said & Les Remaja, and "Syurga Idaman" by Azizah Mohamed & Orkes Nirwana. CD
(Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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VariousSophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic batch of music that ranges from early rockers to glittery glam rock – from a legendary producer who worked with everyone from The Shangri-Las to The New York Dolls! George Shadow Morton was a key figure in changing the sound of the New York scene in the 60s and early 70s – and with roots in novelty rock and early studio tricks for rock music, he was very well poised to bring his own sort of special magic to later famous productions that make Morton as important a production force as Phil Spector, Kim Fowley, and Jack Nitzsche! The package is one of the richest in Ace Records' look at important producers of 20th Century music – and comes with a special book that's so rich in detail, it warrants a different sort of package than other titles in this series – a perfect accompaniment to the range of sounds that includes "Only Seventeen" by The Beatle-ettes, "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Goodies, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "Past Present & Future" by The Shangri-Las, "So Soft So Warm" by The Nu Luvs, "Stop The Clock" by The Shaggy Boys, "Too Old To Go Way Little Girl" by Janis Ian, "You Keep Me Hangin On" by Vanilla Fudge, "And When It's Over" by The Vagrants, "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly, "Midnight Lady" by Mott The Hoople, and "Stranded In The Jungle" by New York Dolls. CD

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New Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for a number of reasons – but truth be told it's a quality record that's will worth picking up! On the vocal versions, Illa J's proved a worthy talent – rolling with a mix of singing and rhyming is really unique – and this set of bright, spacey funk beats by Dilla are naturally top notch & timeless and sound wonderful out on their own. Tracks include "Timeless", "We Here", "R U Listenin'", "All Good", "Swagger", "Illasoul", "Air Signs" and more. CD

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New Kanye WestCollege Dropout ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kanye West finally dropped the full length in early '04 – and it's one of the best hip hop albums of the year. Kanye is probably the hottest beats producer of the year, too, having dug through the greatest soul hooks of the past few decades for his samples, and piled on the chunkiest, catchiest, thickest beats anywhere. And if he doesn't have the greatest vocal delivery in hop hop (if he did, he'd be Superman considering his production pedigree), he makes up for it with some masterful lines, like "I gotta apologize to Mos and Kweli/is it cool to rap about gold if I told the world I copped it from Ghana and Mali?" from "Breath In Breath Out". Hilariously, Kanye also found just about the sharpest theme for a record that we've scene in a while – the tangential connection between gang bangers and frat boys! He ain't granola, he ain't bling bling, he's just a guy from Chicago with a sometimes astoundingly strong production aesthetic, very smart rhymes and a lot of people who owe him great guest spots, and deliver. Were you looking for more than that? It's a triumph, one that Chicago couldn't be more proud of! "We Don't Care", "Graduation Day", "All Falls Down" with Syleena Johnson, "Spaceship" with GLC & Consequence, "Never Let Me Down" with Jay-Z, "Get 'Em High" with Talib Kweli & Common,"New Work Out Plan", the great single "Slow Jamz" with Twista & Jamie Foxx and more. CD

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New Sadat XWild Cowboys ... CD
Loud, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 tracks, with beats by Diamond D, Buckwild, The Beatminerz, Showbiz and others, and appearances by Roc Raider, Grand Puba, DV Alias Christ, among others. With "The Lump, Lump", "Wild Cowboys", "Hang 'Em High", "Do It Again", "Stages & Lights", "The Funkiest" and "Escape From NY". CD
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New VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 2 – More Trash Classics from Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw soul, heavy funk, snotty rock, and raucous R&B – all pulled from the legendary record collection of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy! The sounds here are the sorts that went onto form the blueprint for The Cramps – and the package is overflowing with rare gems that are hand-picked by the pair – the kind of underground, indie singles that have always made record-digging so great – plucked up by Lux and Ivy in the years before most of us even started searching for wax! The cool set features two dozen tunes – and titles include "Drive Daddy Drive" by Little Sylvia, "Stormy Weather" by The Five Sharps, "Rock A Bongo Boogie" by Terry Snyder, "Red Headed Flea" by The Caps, "Chickie Run" by Homer Denison Jr, "99 Chicks" by Ron Haydock & The Boppers, "Baby Brother" by Bill Carter & The Rovin Gamblers, "Service With A Smile" by The Kuf-Linx, "Imagination" by The Quotations, "Tongue Tied" by Betty McQuade, and "The Vulture" by Ronny Ray's Playboys. CD

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New VariousMove With The Groove – Hardcore Chicago Soul 1962 to 1970 – The One-Der-Ful/Mar-V-Lus Story ... CD
One Der Ful/Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal soul from one of Chicago's greatest labels in the 60s – the One-Der-Ful/Mar-V-Lus imprints, plus tracks from related Toddlin Town too – home to some of the best indie work at the time! The quality here is right up there with the best you'd hear from Chess, Okeh, or Brunswick in the 60s – no surprise, since the pair of labels shared lots of similar talents with the bigger companies – as well as session men, songwriters, and producers too! The full scope of Chicago soul is really covered here – upbeat groovers for the dancefloor, heartfelt ballads with great harmonies, and some of the harder-edged bluesy numbers that really helped put One-Der-Ful on the map! There's also some key early examples of funk – proof that in the 60s, Chicago was one of the hippest scenes in the world – and the set comes with 2 CDs, nestled in a hardback booklet of notes and photos – with a whopping 50 tracks in all. Titles include "Tired Of Being Lonely" by The Sharpees, "Without You" by The Ulti-Mations, "That's How It Is" by Otis Clay, "Keep On Dancin" by Alvin Cash, "The Funky Judge" by Bull & The Matadors, "I Get A Groove" by Thomas East & The Fabulous Playboys, "Damper Down" by Bobby Davis, "The Town I Live In" by McKinley Mitchell, "Come Back Home" by Beny Turner, "Master Key" by Harold Burrage, "If I Could Live My Life All Over" by Dorothy Prince, "You Told A Lie" by Johnny Sayles, "New Girl" by The Accents, and "Don't You Worry" by Joe & Mack. CD
 
 
 



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