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Johnny Jones & OthersSession Years 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy .... $6.99
Jumpin' rhythm & blues from Johnny Jones – excellent, exciting recordings in more of an r&b revue sound than the more definitively blues based numbers later on – big collection of numbers devided between sessions with The Jimmy Beck Orchestra and The Imperial Seven, aka The Beat Boys. Given the largeish backing, the numbers have a jumpin' groove, but the players keeping it tight enough that some bluesy intimacy is still there in the fabric. Some sessions feature alternate lead vocalists, a few with Earl Gaines, a couple with Larry Birdsong, plus Charles Walker, Levert Allison and others. 35 tracks in all! "Every Night In The Week", "Now That We're Together", "Best Of Luck Baby", "Slave To Love", "Fiesta", "Oh Baby", "I'm Going Home", "Slow Down Baby", "Mercy On My Soul". "24 Hours A Day", "Pickin' Berries" and more. CD

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Perrey-KingsleyIn Sound From Way Out ... CD
Vanguard, 1966. Used .... $3.99
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape experiments that chop up quirky analogue electronics – and uses them to produce moogy songbits and space sounds, all with a really groovy beat! There's a simple magic here that has made the album hold up for years, and stand apart from a legion of later imitators with a clear, simple, and effective style that makes the best of all the bleeps and blonks in the set! Titles include "Unidentified Flying Object", "Spooks in Space", "Barnyard In Orbit", "Swan's Splashdown", and "Girl From Venus". A loving musical space party! CD

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VariousThat Ska Beat – Made In Jamaica 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Mid 60s. New Copy .... Mid-April, 2014 (delayed)
Killer ska from the earliest days of the genre – not the remakes or revivals that have happened heavily since the late 70s onwards – but all the best bits from the early scene in Jamaica! The collection features some great gritty numbers that mix American R&B with the nascent Kingston groove that would later develop into reggae – often spurred along by some massively soulful instrumentation on tenor, trumpet, and trombone! The set list is great – the kind of gems that really get at the heart of ska at its best – and tracks include "Confucious" by Don Drummond, "Storm Warning" by Lyn Taitt & The Boys, "South China Sea" by John Dizzy Moore, "Ringo" by The Skatalites, "Love Me Or Leave Me" by Lloyd Clarke, "Hit You Let You Feel It" by The Tenor Twins, and "Come On My People" by Daniel Johnson. CD

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New VariousHeadz 2A ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1996. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
First half of the second volume in one of the defining moments of music in the 90s! While the first collection of Headz set off the whole trip hop phenomenon, this set reached further afield, involving techno, post rock and even digging up a few more recent historic moments in the development of abstract beat science for inclusion. In a beautifully put together box, this volume includes 8 interludes created by DJ Krush to open each side of the 4 LPs included here. If you don't count those, there's a total of 28 tracks, including the Prunes "Cantona Style", Peshay "The Real Thing (90 BPM version)", Stasis "Distortion", Air "Modular (Modular mix produced by Solid)", the Dust Brothers "Searchin", Tortoise "The Source Of Uncertainty", Massive Attack "Karmacoma (UNKLE situation inst)", DJ Krush "Kemuri ('94 part II)", Stereo MC's "What Is Soul? (inst)", Urban Tribe "Eastward (Forme mix)", Midnight Funk Association "Code", DJ Food "Concentric Circle" and Innervisions "Organized Crime", plus tracks by the Beastie Boys, DJ Wally,RPM, Sam Sever, Solo and a ton more. . . CD
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New VariousHoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue – The !!! Beat! ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily 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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New VariousSweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Sampler-Ready Soul For B-Boys, B-Girls, & Soul Heads ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Sweet and smooth 70s soul – hand-picked with a freshness that should appeal to folks who found these sounds through the hip hop that these grooves laid the sonic groundwork for. The tracks on here aren't as beat or break-heavy as some of the material on other sample-driven collections – but that's fine with us, as the tracks move into a sophisticated soul range that's always a pleasure to hear, bringing together the kind of well-produced 70s tracks we love! Titles include "Sweet Taste Of Sin" by Dennis Coffey, "I'll See You In Hell First" by Phillip Mitchell, "Do It To Me Now" by Fatback, "Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness" by Fantastic Four, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Your Love Is My Desire" by Eramus Hall, "Baby Get Down" by Eddie McLoyd, "Set It Out" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Love Starved" by Shirley Brown, "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her" by Isaac Hayes, "If I Had The Power" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "I Got To Have Your Love Now" by Caesar Frazier. CD
Also available Sweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Breakbeat Soul ... LP 19.99
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Beau BrummelsIntroducing The Beau Brummels ... CD
Autumn/Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $14.99
The first full album from The Beau Brummels – an early Autumn Records effort before their headier days at Warner – cut with a style that could well make the group a key force to stop the British Invasion of the 60s! There's a great sense of jangle-pop throughout – a slight twang that would later unfold in different ways in Bradley's Barn, but which here works to give the tunes this little sense of sadness amidst the warmer melodies – which themselves are particularly great, and much better-crafted than some of the other US groups of this nature at the time. The boys definitely borrow a bit from The Beatles (including a name that gave them placement right next to the fab four in the record racks) – but maybe they're also drawing on some of the folk harmony groups from the SF scene they called home, too. Titles include "Laugh Laugh", "Just A Little", "Oh Lonesome Me", "They'll Make You Cry", "Stick Like Glue", "Not Too Long Ago", and "I Want More Loving". Special bonus – the back cover features some wonderful early Warner prose by Stan Cornwyn! CD

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PortisheadRoseland NYC Live ... CD
Go Beat, 1998. Used .... $4.99
Beth Gibbons haunting vocals and Geoff Barrows stark, atmospheric beatscapes get the live treatment, buoyed by a 35 piece orchestra. 11 tracks in all, including "Humming", "Cowboys", "All Mine", "Mysterons", "Only You", "Half Day Closing", "Over", 'Glory Box", 'Sour times", "Roads" and "Strangers". CD
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Soft BoysCan Of Bees ... CD
Two Crabs (France), 1979. Used .... $8.99
One of the truly great albums from The Soft Boys – a masterpiece that skirts easy categorization, strolling from the post psych blues stomp, to angular post punk and skronky guitar pop – held together brilliantly by Robyn Hitchcock's wry, brainy and on this record, cynically humorous lyricism. Titles include "Human Music", the should be classic, snarky riff on late era Beatles "The Pigworker", "The Rats Prayer", "Do The Chisel", "Skool Dinner Blues", "Wading Through A Ventilator", "Return Of The Sacred Crab" and more. CD
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VariousDisco Discharge – Cruising The Beats ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... $8.99
Cruising For Beats from the Disco Discharge compilation series – purportedly the final entry in their mission to unearth some of the deepest gems in the international dancefloor soul scenes! Cruising includes the longer mixes of a numbers the rocked the houses in the late 70s and early 80s, with some of the more glowing and soaring strains of dancefloor soul, but more of a floorshaking, thumping vibe that's a real precursor to the more pounding club music to come in the later 80s and 90s. 20 tracks on 2CDs: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Original 12" Mix)" by Boys Town Gang, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Original 12" Mix)" by Dan Hartman, "What A Way To Go (Original 12" Mix)" by Lifeforce, "The Two Of Us (Disconet Extended Remix)" by Claudja Barry & Ronnie Jones, "This Girl's Back In Town (Original 12" Mix)" by Racquel Welch, "Manhattan Shuffle (Original 12" Mix)" by Area Code 212, "Can We Try Again (Original 12" Mix)" by Technique and more. CD

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VariousGeorge Harrison – Letra & Musica ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2011. New Copy .... $15.99
Great versions of tunes penned by George Harrison – all of them by Brazilian artists, and most of them of older vintage too! Given that Harrison often wrote some of the edgiest tunes of The Beatles, the recordings here are already on good footing – and given that the collection does a great job of picking cuts from older albums of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s – then throwing in a few more recent recordings – the scope of material is pretty darn great! Most tracks still have the lyrics in English, but a few feature Portuguese lyrics instead – and the set features versions of "Taxman" by Meire Pavao, "Don't Bother Me" by The Bells, "Te Adoro" by Golden Boys & The Fevers, "That Is All" by Hevelyn Costa, "Something" by Evinha, "I Need You" by Rosa Maria, "My Sweet Lord" by Chitaozinho & Xororo, "Love Comes To Everyone" by Zizi Possi, and "Piggies" by Twiggy & Andreas Kisser's Lostapes. CD

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New 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

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 16 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy .... $18.99
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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VariousSouled Out – Queen City Soul Rockers Of The 1970s ... CD
Fraternity/Counterpart, Early 70s. Used .... $6.99
Smoking soul from the Cincinnatti scene – a massive amount of work we've never heard before – no surprise, since the set features lots of unreleased tracks! Most of the music here came from the Fraternity label – and most of the artists are blue-eyed soul singers hitting a funkier sort of vibe – one that's got occasional bits of funky rock in the mix, with echoes of the headier sounds going on in Detroit! Upbeat moments mix nicely with darker undercurrents – and most music comes from the Cinci songwriting/producing team of Wayne Perry and Randy McNutt – who also perform here a bit too. While there's been no shortage of soulful sounds from Ohio to find release in the past few years, this stuff really has a unique vibe – largely done with a tightly-arranged, highly-energetic vibe that stands out right away. Titles Includes "Mr Bus Driver", "Gimme The Green Light", "Right Or Wrong", and "Get 'Em While They're Hot" by Wayne Perry; "Gonna Have A Good Time" by Little Flint, "Pain" by The Boys In The Band, "Little Bit Of Lovin'" by Wood-I with Wayne Perry, "Waiting For You" by The Hometown Band, "I Like Skin" by Rick Bam Powell, and "Souled Out" by Soul Limited. 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 VariousAmerica Is Dying Slowly ... CD
East West, 1996. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In case you passed on this one, unlike some other benefit and soundtrack LP's this one delivers more than a few nice cuts including Common Sense & Sean Lett "I've Been Thinking", Biz Markie, Chubb Rock & Prince Paul "No Rubber, No Back Stage Pass", Organized Konfusion "Decisions", Wu-Tang Clan "America", De La Soul & The Beatminerz "The Hustle", plus OC & Buckwild "What I Represent", Sadat X, Fat Joe & Diamond D "Nasty Hoes", Pete Rock & the Lost Boys "The Yearn" and Goodie Mobb "Blood". CD
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New VariousDisco Discharge – Euro Beats ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Italo disco and Euro grooves in the Disco Discharge series – 12" versions or the long LP versions of numbers by Ryan Paris, The Twins, Meccano, Taffy, Fun Fun, Gipsy & Queen, Stefano Pulga, Digital Emotion, DJ Professor featuring Zappala and more – 22 tracks on 2CDs! Most of these numbers have that icy cool, synth flavored vibe – but in relation to the leftfield disco that inspired the material, there's plenty of emotion imbuing the grooves, and a heavily beating human heart – and wholy skewed to the dancefloor. Includes "Dolce Vita (Original 12" Mix)" by Ryan Paris, "Desert Palace (Original 12" Mix)" by The Twins, "Boys (Original 12" Dub)" by Sabrina, "Danger For Love (Original 12" Mix)" by Deborah, "Love Taker (Original 12" Mix)" by Stefano Pulga, "Feel The Drive (Original 12" Instrumental Mix)" by Doctors Cat, "We Gotta Do it (Original 12" Mix)" by DJ Professor feat Zappala and more. CD