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VolumesVolumes ... LP
Chex/Relic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
A collection of singles from The Volumes, a male harmony group from Detroit. Tracks include "I Love You", "County Jail", "Bells", "Come Back To My Heart", "Dreams", "La La La Song", "Roly Poly", and "Angel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Scott WalkerTil The Band Comes In (with bonus download) ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $41.99
Scott Walker's fifth solo album, and an oft-overlooked gem that really shows some new sides of his talents! The style here is a bit less iconic than that of the previous two records – more personal or sentimental at times, yet still served up with that uncannily observant sensibility that Scott inherited from Jacques Brel. Walker's voice is wonderfully fluid – still as dark as before, but with a slightly jazzy sensibility at times – no doubt picked up from his tours at the time in the UK as a small club vocalist. The album features a surprising guest appearance from Esther Ofarim, who sings solo on the track "Long About Now" – an odd arrangement that came about because Scott and her shared the same manager, Ady Semel, who also was sort of the director for the album. Titles include "Little Things", "Joe", "Thanks For Chicago Mr James", "Til The Band Comes In", "Cowbells Shakin", "The War Is Over", and "Jean The Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
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New WCGhetto Heisman ... CD
Def Jam, 2002. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Bellin", "Da Get Together", "Bang Loose", "Get Out", "Walk", "Throw Ya Hood Up", "Wanna Ride", "Tears Of a Killa", "Flirt", and more. CD

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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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YellowmanNobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
Classic mid 80s dancehall from Yellowman! Production by Henry Junjo Lawes, backing by Roots Radics and rhythms laid down at Channel One – often the recipe for greatness – and that's on the menu here. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt came at an inarguable peak for Yellowman, with unstoppable rhythms and Yellowman's brilliant way of delivering gruff lyricism in an approachable way. Revolutionary material from an icon at a creatively crucial peak. Titles include "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt", "Strictly Mi Belly", "Wreck A Pum Pum", "Hill & Gully Rider", "Bedroom Mazuka", "Good Loving", "Body Move", and "Watch Your Words". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungBlue Lester ... LP
Savoy, Mid 40s. Good+ ... $39.99
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is clean, and most marks are relatively light. Cover is nice!)

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". CD
Also available Don't Happen No More ... LP 24.99

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)
Also available Don't Happen No More ... CD 14.99

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99
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New VariousAssiyo Bellema – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A heavy helping of Ethiopian grooves – pulled from the later volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series, and served up here on a unique vinyl collection! The tunes are a nice mix of some of the best Ethio styles of the early 70s – and include a few standout funky numbers, plus some equally great tunes that mix jazzy styles with lots of exotic twists and turns! And there's something about the vinyl presentation that makes the music feel a bit different than on CD – a bit more urgent, perhaps – and with a crispness to the sound that's mighty nice. Titles include "Bey Lesenabetesh" by Getatchew Kassa, "Wefe Yelala" by Damtew Ayele, "Ber Anbar Seberelewo" by Tamrat Molla & Venus Band, "Lebene Sheweshew" by Samuel Beley, "Assiyo Belleme" by Mulatu, and "Yekermo Sew" by Sefou Yohannes. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBelly – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
18 full-length tracks from one of our favorite movies of 1998, including a few tracks not available on any other LP. Includes D'Angelo "Devil's Pie", Gang Starr "Milita Remix", Wu-Tang Clan feat. RZA, Ghostface, ODB "Windpipe", DMX/Method Man/Nas/Ja Rule "Grand Finale", Sauce Money/Jay Z "Pre-Game", Mya/Raekwon/DMX "Movin' Out", Jay Z/Beanie Siegel/Memphis Bleek "Crew Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlame It On The Dogg – A Southern Blues & Soul Compilation Vol 2 ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge amount of work produced and presented by the legendary Swamp Dogg – a hell of a great deep soul singer in his own right – but a talent who also helped so many other artists in the 60s and 70s! The range of talents here is really surprising – not just the tight roster of deep soul singers we usually associate with the Dogg's productions – but some bigger names we never realized worked with him at all, and a range of lesser-known talents who really get a lot of grit in their grooves from his studio work and songwriting. Titles on this second volume include "Keep On Dancing" by The Commodores, "Turn My World Around" by Brooks O'Dell, "Bump The Donkey" by Guitar Shorty, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Boogie Truck" by Nat Cross, "He's Gone" by Patti Labelle & The Bluebells, "It's So Nice" by Arthur Conley, "Sidewalks Fences & Walls" by Solomon Burke, "I Want To Sleep With You" by Ruth Brown, and "If She's Your Wife" by Bette Williams. CD

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VariousBrazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 (with download) ... LP
World Psychedelic Classics/Tropicalia In Furs, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia and funk rock around the globe! The sounds are buzzing and indeed fuzzy throughout, ranging from raw and ramshackle guitar jams to more organ and drum driven funky, and it's really incredible stuff all around. We've been purveyors of hard to find Brazilian music for many many years, and this set – compiled by Joel Stones – brings to light some numbers we've never heard! 16 tracks in all: "Tema De Banana", "Era Uma Nota De" Loyce E Os Gnomes, "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Youngsters, "Ourico" by Serguei, "Lindo Sonho Delirante" by Fabio, "Cinturao De Fog" by Marisa Rossi, 'Som Imaginario De Jimmi Hendrix" by The Pops, "The Lantern" by Mac Rybell and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousCarolina Funk – First In Funk ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
Jazzman blow the roof off the Carolina scene here – digging through a wealth of rare 70s funk to explode the myth that the states are only home to beach music and shag tunes! The grooves here are every bit as gritty as previous Jazzman outings to Texas, Florida, and the Midwest – and the package offers up a few classics, some unreleased numbers, and a bunch of tunes we've never heard before – all supported by the kind of in-depth notes that Jazzman does better than anyone else! And sure, we've been digging funky 45s for years – but its sets like this that almost get us more excited in the music than the originals – thanks to the overall conception and quality of the work. Titles include "Creation Of Music" by Primitive, "Darkness" by Gamith, "Just Take Your Time" by Innersouls, "Super Good" by Dynamite Singletary, "Funky Soul Brother" by The Soul Drifters, "The Road" by Communicators & Black Experience Band, "Theme Of Blackbyrds" by The Black Exotics, "Good Time" by George Campbell, "Funky Mind" by Donnie Brown, "Doing What You Need To Do" by Anthony Burns, "JD's Funky Party Time" by JD, "Bad Woman" by Frankie & The Damons, "Ease It To Me" by Shirlean Williams & The Tempo's Band, "Stand Up & Be A Man (part 1)" by Sundia, and "You Ain't Miss It" by Roy Roberts. US edition of the same CD on the Jazzman label from the UK – but with a different cover image. CD

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VariousChristmas Cocktails – Hi Fi Holiday Cheer From Santa's Pad ... LP
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Very groovy stuff! This 18 track set is about the hippest easiest Christmas compilation you can find – and it's filled with gems pulled from the Ultra Lounge end of the Capitol/EMI catalog! There's a mixture of vocal tunes, easy instrumental tunes, and even a few hip jazz numbers – and titles include "Christmas Kisses" by Ray Anthony, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Jimmy McGriff, "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee, "Christmas Is" by Lou Rawls, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Dean Martin, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova" by Eddie Dunstedter, "Cha Cha All The Way" by Capitol Studio Orchestra, "The Nutcracker Suite" by Les Brown, and "Christmas Trumpets" by Ray Anthony. LP, Vinyl record album
(Offered here on vinyl for the first time ever!)

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VariousClassic Capitol Jazz Sessions (12 CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, 1940s. Used 12CDs ... $239.99
A really amazing collection – filled with material that wouldn't have otherwise made it to CD! The set features a wealth of jazz work recorded for Capitol Records in the 40s – most of which was only ever issued on 78s, or small ep pressings – with sessions led by artists who include Cootie Williams, Carl Kress, Red Norvo, Stan Hasselgard, Sonny Greer, Louis Bellson, Rex Stewart, Kay Starr, Murray McEchern, Armand Hug, Bobby Hackett, Sid Catlett, Al Casey, Anita O'Day, Jack Teagarden, Benny Carter, Jess Stacy, Ray Bauduc, Eddie Miller, Scatman Crothers, and others! CD
(Out of print. Box and book are in great shape.)

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VariousFrom Alamo To El Dorado – Great Western TV & Movie Soundtracks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
Beautiful, simply beautiful! The set features 23 tracks from a range of western-themed movies and TV shows – not really spaghetti westerns, but the sort of popular American work of the 50s and 60s, which often starred bigger names in show business, and which features popular vocal themes interpreted by chart stars of the time. The approach is quite different than most of our other soundtrack selections – a wealth of groovy pop vocal tunes united through western themes, and compiled together in a fantastic package with images from the films. Titles include "Fury" by The Prarie Chiefs, "The Man From Laramie" by Al Martino, "The Ballad Of Cat Ballou" by Nat King Cole & Stubby Kaye, "The Lonely Man" by Tennesse Ernie Ford, "Man With True Grit" by Glen Campbell, "Buttons & Bows" by Bob Hope, "The Wind The Wind" by Dean Martin, "Old Turkey Buzzard" by Jose Feliciano, "Marmalade Molasses & Honey" by Andy Williams, "The Legend Of Wyatt Earp" by Shorty Long, "Stagecoach To Cheyenne" by Wayne Newton, and "Bronco" by Johnny Gregory. CD

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VariousFrom The Vaults Volume 2 – Vine Street Divas ... CD
Capitol, 1940s. Used ... $9.99
During the 1940s, Capitol Records recorded some of the best female vocal records of the decade – blending swing with jazz and bits of emerging R&B, to cut sides that still sound pretty darn great today, and which are often used to define our sense of the classic American girl singer. This nicely-packaged set of 25 tracks features many of the label's biggest and best hits from their first decade – including "It Had To Be You" and "Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief" by Betty Hutton; "It's A Good Day", "Golden Earrings", "I Don't Know Enough About You", and "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Peggy Lee; "Long Ago And Far Away", "Day By Day", "Serenade Of The Bells", and "Some Enchanted Evening" by Jo Stafford; "Hurry On Down" by Nellie Lutcher; "I'll Walk Alone", "I Should Care", and "A Stranger In Town" by Martha Tilton; "Teardrops From My Eyes" by Helen O'Connell, "But Beautiful" by Margaret Whiting, "A Little Bird Told Me" by Blue Lu Barker, and "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by June Christy. CD
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New VariousJustice Dub – Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975 to 1977 ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Very dubby dubs from the legendary Justice Records – tracks that are deeper, darker, and moodier than most mainstream iterations of the format at the time – that best take on music from dirt, served up with more than enough echo to send the instrumentation and vocals into some very abstract spaces! Musicians include Chinna smith on guitar, Ossie Hibbert on organ, Sly Dunbar on drums, and Robbie Shakespeare on bass – and dubs are based around tunes by Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, and others – with titles that include "A Version Of Class", "Jah Jah Dub", "Forward Dub", "Natty No Lie Version", "Don't Try To Dub 1", "A Thankful Dub", "A Confusion Version", and "Collie Version". CD
Also available Justice Dub – Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975 to 1977 ... LP 13.99

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VariousJustice Dub – Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975 to 1977 ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Very dubby dubs from the legendary Justice Records – tracks that are deeper, darker, and moodier than most mainstream iterations of the format at the time – that best take on music from dirt, served up with more than enough echo to send the instrumentation and vocals into some very abstract spaces! Musicians include Chinna smith on guitar, Ossie Hibbert on organ, Sly Dunbar on drums, and Robbie Shakespeare on bass – and dubs are based around tunes by Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, and others – with titles that include "A Version Of Class", "Jah Jah Dub", "Forward Dub", "Natty No Lie Version", "Don't Try To Dub 1", "A Thankful Dub", "A Confusion Version", and "Collie Version". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Justice Dub – Rare Dubs From Justice Records 1975 to 1977 ... CD 13.99

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VariousKenny Dope & Keb Darge Presents Kay Dee Records Vol 2 ... CD
Kay Dee, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A treasure trove of rare funk – all hand-picked by Keb Darge and Kenny Dope, two names we trust more than most when it comes to rare funk! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and a handful are presented here in new edits by Kenny – not remixes, and very much in the spirit of the original 45s – but re-presented in ways that bring up the funkiest bits from the bottom! The sound quality here is great – often much clearer than the original 45s – and the package is even better than the first set – a much-needed dose of the funky Kay Dee sound for the CD market. Titles include Kenny Dope mixes of "Save The Youth" by Mellow Madness, "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Family Of Eve, "Puddin" by Belle Farms Estate, "Shed A Tear" by Rickey Calloway, "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright, and "Masterpiece" by Clarence Reid – plus the cuts "Latin Freak" by 7 Miles Per Hour Band, "Lay It On Me" by Willie Johnson, "I'm Your Man" by Spade Brigade, "Super Strut" by Kashmere Stage Band, and "What It Takes To Live" by Chosen Few Band. CD

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VariousKollektion 1B – Sky Records Compiled By Tim Gane ... LP
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $25.99
A wonderful dip into the legendary Sky Records catalog from Germany – home to some of the most inventive, creative electronic work of the late 70s – and a key inspiration on generations of musicians for years to come! As proof of that, this set's put together by Tim Gane of Stereolab – who's out to show the more "pop" side of the Sky catalog – a claim that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, given that most of these cuts don't feature any vocals or poppy hooks at all! Yet there is a way of moving electronics forward that really bridges a space between earlier academic or proggish modes, and some of the thinner 80s sounds to come – a really special Sky way of doing a hell of a lot with just a little, often with results that are surprisingly warm, and very resonant after all these years. Titles on this second volume include "Rattenwiesel" by Moebius, "In Der Zeit" by Gunter Schickert, "Auf Der Hohe" by Rodelius, "Selstsame Gegend" by Cluster, "The Belldog" by Eno Moebius Roedelius, "Trummerkopfe" by Asmus Tietchens, and "Himmelblau" by Riechmann. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousLast Kind Words – 1926 to 1953 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
Deep, lost, or long-buried blues and gospel records from the old days – creaky 78s that creep deep into the soul – beautiful stuff from Lottie Kimbrough, Robert Petway, the Anglin Brothers and more! Great stuff, from chugging rustic guitar and voice blues, to some very moving pre-R&B gospel vocal gems, impeccable all around! Titles include "Last Kind Words" by Geechie Wiley, "Church Bells" by Kid Prince Moore, "Catfish Blues" by Robert Petway, "Rolling Log" by Lottie Kimbrough, "That's No Way To Get Along" by Robert Wilkins, "Money Cannot Buy Your Soul" by The Anglin Brothers, "Death Is Only A Dream" by Edward Clayborn and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLittle Taste Of Soul – From The Outta Sight Diner – A Cool Blend Of R&B, Blues, Doo Wop, & Early Soul ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stirring sounds from the start of the 60s – all pulled from that magical moment when soul was first coming into place – brought together out of different strands of grooves that were rumbling around in the 50s! The set mixes R&B, vocal group, and even a bit of pop – but all with a sound that's plenty soulful throughout – and really uncovers some lesser-known gems in the process! These Outta Sight collections are always great for Northern Soul – and this one shows the roots of the genre – and really illustrates the way that so many 21st Century collectors are turning back to the generation before Motown. Titles include "I Say Hello" by Jimmy Breedlove, "Darling I Know Now" by The Mystics, "Because Of You" by The Dreamers, "Boss Bossa Nova" by Bellino, "Summertime" by Barbara D'Orleans, "Hi Fi Baby" by Teddy McRae, "Humdinger" by Little Marie Allen, "Please Don't Go" by Johnny Acey, "Baby Oh Baby" by The Shells, "Oh What A Fool" by Big Jay McNeeley, and "I Walk On" by Little Tommy & The Elgins. CD

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VariousLuke Vibert's Nuggets Vol 3 – 26 Lost Gems From The Bruton Music Library ... CD
Lo Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest, funkiest sound library sets we've heard in a long time – and a massive follow-up to the first two volumes of Nuggets from Luke Vibert! This collection draws heavily on material from the under-tapped Bruton Music library – headed by the same talent that made the KPM 1000 series so funky in the early part of the 70s – born anew here, with a slightly different aesthetic, and even more sweet electronics than ever before! The artists are the cream of the crop of Brit studio players – really honed into the best aspects of their craft, and expertly chosen by Vibert, with an ear towards the kind of cuts that still sound completely mindblowing all these many years later. Titles include "Think Big" and "Current Affairs" by Francis Monkman, "Beach Journey" and "Mini Micro" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Discovery" and "The Prowler" by Brian Bennett, "Making The Action" and "Action Underscore" by Irving Martin, "Full Blast" by Jeremy Lubbock, "Scratch City" by James Asher, "Freshman" by Adrian Baker & Roy Martin, "Galaxy" by Bill Campbell & Aaron Harry, and "Motion 1-8" by Trevor Bastow. CD

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VariousMichael Campbell's Best Of P&P Records ... CD
P&P, Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
A P&P funky disco "best of" Michael Campbell – featuring standout stormers by his groups High Fidelity and High Voltage – plus a couple of Campbell's best productions for others! The heart of this tight compilation are the monster club cuts by the High. . . .groups – High Fidelity, High Voltage and Michael Campbell & High Volt – all heavily percussive jams that'll shake dance floors for as long as DJs play them – and we'd recommend forever for that! It kicks off with the 11-minute "Rock, Spank, Freak" by High Voltage and the nearly 7-minute "We Are Making Music (Part 1)" by Michael Campbell & High Volt – and includes "Life Time", "Dedicated", "Love Champ", "From Us To You", "Destiny" and "Magic Carpet" by High Fidelity. Last, but not least – instrumental versions of "Going To A Disco To-Night" by Little Scotty and "Dance To The Beat Freakout" by Wayne Ford. It's not a mix set, either – it's got 10 full length versions from P&P – and 68 minutes of club-scorching genius! CD

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VariousMore Jammy's From The Roots ... LP
VP, Early/Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 21.98
A further delve into the King Jammy archives from VP – featuring a heavy selection of mid 80s digital revolution – with roots-era inspired gems with a crisp, period production aesthetic! All tracks produced and arranged by Lloyd "King Jammy" James – with numbers by Wayne Smith, Nitty Gritty, King Kong, Cornell Campbell, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls and many more! 20 tracks on the 2LP version: "My Lord, My God" by Wayne Smith, "Mr Boss Man" by Youth Man, "Dangerous System" by Pad Anthony, "Illegal Gun" by Junior Delgado, "Live And Save Life" by Horace Andy, "Nothing Don't Come Easy" by Cornell Campbell, "Dem A Terrorist" by Johnny Osbourne, "Down In The Ghetto" by Nitty Gritty, "Spread Propaganda" by Wailing Souls and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Perfect Harmony – Sweet Soul Groups 1967 to 1975 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Harmony soul – our favorite kind of soul – served up in a sublime batch of 24 rare tunes from the late 60s and early 70s, presented in an all-legit package with great sound and well-done notes! As with the first volume, there's a strong influence here from mid 60s Impressions – a crackling vocal approach that's honest, personal, and heartfelt – and never too smooth, even when the sound is sweet and warm. There's also a few well-chosen female group soul tunes on the set – nicely offsetting the mostly-male approach to harmony with some key cuts that remind us that the girls could often go a deep in the genre as the guys. The whole thing floats along on a heavenly cloud of vocals and lightly-done backings – perfect late nite listening, and a must-have set for any fan of the genre! Titles include "Keep On Trying" by The Invincibles, "Chapel Bells Are Calling" by The Insiders, "You're Gonna Make It" by The Festivals, "Daydreamer" by CC & Company, "I Like The Way You Love Me" by Foxy, "So Glad You're Home" by The Superbs, "Things Will Be Better" by The Just Brothers, "I'm Still Here" by The Notations, "Never Will I" by The Magnificent Seven, and "Someone Else's Arms" by Channel 3. CD

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New VariousShapes – Circles – Compiled By Robert Luis ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 8.98
Great grooves at a great price – an excellent array of contemporary funk and underground tracks from the all-great Tru Thoughts label – including bits by some of the label's biggest names, and a few up-and-comers as well! These Shapes collections are always wonderful – and can always be trusted to serve up the best little gems from the label – no surprise, consider than some of them, like this one, are compiled by one of the label owners himself. 2CD set features a massive 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Let Me Be" by Harleighblu, "Wasted Time (Ross PTH mix)" by Belleruche, "Like You Never" by Ty, "Jump Move Rock" by Wrongtom Meets Demas J, "Alients Enter (Hint rmx)" by Hint, "Get Started (Full Crate mix)" by Mark De Clive-Lowe with Omar & Sheila E, "Mind Open" by Tieknots, "Empty Heart" by Yanna Valdevit & Lay Far, "Where Does The Time Go (Si-Tiew take it back mix)" by The Bamboos with Aloe Blacc, "Maracatu" by Drumagick, "Raving Bully" by Sleeping Giantz, and "Crash & Burn (Cone rmx)" by Hint. CD

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 2 – More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Plenty of great grinding here – a set of slow-stepping soul tunes, laidback R&B, and more – all with a great late 50s/early 60s sort of vibe! The music here follows strongly in the spirit of Little Willie John's "Fever" – with all the vamping slinky energy that might apply – but the range of artists is surprisingly strong, and includes a few really surprising entries from singers we never would have expected in this style! Titles include "Swinging On A Chandelier" by Bobby Beck, "He's A King" by Barbara McNair, "The Gal From Joe's" by Nina Simone, "Rain Down Rain" by Big Maybelle, "Dead Man's Blues" by Scatman Crothers, "Ghost Town" by Eddie Miller & His Band, "Summertime" by Santo & Johnny, "Cindy Lou" by Dick Penner, "Lilly's Lament" by Helen Grayco, and "Taboo" by Sylvie Moro. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 1 & 2 – Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Early soul, late R&B, and plenty more – served up here in a mighty cool compilation that definitely lives up to its name! This one's perfect for a hot summer night – when the grooves always sound best when they're a bit laidback – the kind of mellow grinders and slower steppers that really rule throughout this set – all pulled from obscure 45s from back in the day, in a good mix of familiar names and lesser-known gems. Titles include "Hungry Man" by Titus Turner, "You're The Boss" by Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks, "Trouble" by The Robins, "Tell A Whale Of A Tale" by Wynonie Harris, "Workin Out" by Ernie Fields, "Mozelle" by Andre Williams, "Lonesome Drifter" by Jericho Brown, "I Said No" by Pat Clayton, "Please Mr Jailer" by Wynona Carr, "Anytime" by Dee Irwin, "Swinging On A Chandelier" by Bobby Beck, "He's A King" by Barbara McNair, "The Gal From Joe's" by Nina Simone, "Rain Down Rain" by Big Maybelle, "Dead Man's Blues" by Scatman Crothers, "Ghost Town" by Eddie Miller & His Band, "Summertime" by Santo & Johnny, "Cindy Lou" by Dick Penner, "Lilly's Lament" by Helen Grayco, and "Taboo" by Sylvie Moro. CD

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VariousSoul Ecstasy – Real 70s/80s Soul For Those Who Feel Soul ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sublime soul all the way through – a tremendous set of modern and mellow cuts from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – all put together with a really beautiful feel! There's a perfect balance here – between mainstream and underground, laidback and grooving – the classiest sort of soul from the time, and work that's light years away from both disco dancefloors and chart-oriented cuts. Expansion Records' Ralph Tee put the package together, and his approach here really takes us back to the time when the label first started catching our ear with their subtle, sophisticated approach to soul. Many tracks here haven't been reissued before, and even those that have sound wonderful in the company of the rest. Titles include "If You're Ready" by Beau Williams, "Let's Go All The Way" by Gayle Adams, "The Good Side Of Love" by Ronnie McNeir, "We're In Ecstasy" by Hubert Laws, "Evening Of Love" by Main Ingredient, "It's Alright With Me" by Patti Labelle, "Say You Love Me Girl" by Breakwater, "Never Had A Love Like This Before (inst)" by Tavares, "Here We Go Again (parts 1 & 2)" by Isley Brothers, "I Want To Be Where You Are" by Ronnie Dyson, "Can You Find The Time" by Champaign, "How Do You Take Your Love" by Major Harris, and "What About My Love" by Damaris Carbaugh. CD

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VariousSounds For Camp ... LP
Folkways, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Fire the bugler at your summer camp, and just play this record – which includes "Reville", "Taps", and more – as well as a fair bit of other camp-related sound effects – including alarm bells, fire horns, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small mark from an old sticker.)

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Great early work from the legendary Studio One – and some important sounds that really show the link between Jamaican reggae and American soul! The grooves at this point draw heavily from the US soul and R&B that had been hitting Jamaican shores via radio broadcasts from up north – but they also already have a Kingston influence coming heavily into the mix – in the stepping rhythms, bubbling instrumentation, and mellow production of the cuts! The instrumentation here is wonderful – lots of special little touches on organ, tenor, bass, or drums – in that key Studio One way – and the vocals have a flow that really works well with the echoey production on most numbers too. A few tunes show some early social and political themes – and titles include "Stars" by The Eternals, "Joy In The Morning" by The Gaylads, "My Ambition" by Marcia Griffith, "Throw Me Corn" by Larry & Alvin, "Lick It Back" by Duke Morgan, "Pack Up" by The Classics, "Fancy Make Up" by John Holt, "Whisper To Me" by Cecile Campbell, "Hurting Me" by Alton Ellis, "Our Thing" by Jackie Mittoo, and "Row Fisherman Row" by Wailing Souls. CD

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New VariousTru Thoughts 15th Anniversary ... CD
Tru Thoughts, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 11.99
Great sounds from a great label – a company we've trusted for groundbreaking music for many years – celebrating their 15th anniversary with this specially-priced 2CD set! The package offers up loads of key musical moments from the history of Tru Thoughts – and shows a great evolution in styles, towards a point where the company is even more deeply soulful now than at their start – quite a change from other imprints who usually head in a much more commercial direction over the years. The package features 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Dust" by Hidden Orchestra, "Look Around The Corner" by Quantic & Alice Russell, "Lapwing" by Werkha, "Pushin On (situation edit)" by Quantic Soul Orchestra with Alice Russell, "Money Mad (Drumagick jungle rmx)" by London Posse, "Knock Knock" by Ty, "Badungdeng" by Sleepin Giants, "Dinosaurs" by Bonobo, "I Don't Wanna Stop (Marc Mac grown soul mix)" by The Bamboos, "Wasted Time" by Belleruche, "Steamin Blues" by Hot 8 Brass Band, "For A While" by Alice Russell, "Dancing" by Omar & Zed Bias, and "The Why" by Mark De Clive Lowe. CD

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VariousTurkish Freakout Vol 2 – Psych Folk 1970 to 1978 ... CD
Bouzouki Joe, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A second set of Turkish psychedelia from the 70s in the Turkish Freakout series – great stuff that really covers a lot of terrain stylistically – with a few names that'll be recognizable to lovers of the panoramic Middle Eastern grooves of the era, and a bunch more that we're being introduced to for the first time! One of the great things about the material is that it's not dipping into psych era trippiness in a shtick-y way at all – it's genuinely creative music that's works with more tradition Turkish folk elements and instrumentation – but fearlessly and brilliantly fuses it with psyche, funk, pop, rock and folk. Male and female vocalists are featured, and instrumentation twists and turns in fascinating ways throughout – from Turkish psyche soul groovers to belly dance rhythms, spacey keys floating over buzzing strings, synths, flute and horns with uber melodic melodies and more – all with a uniquely Middle Eastern vibe permeating through. 17 tracks in all: "Yarim Gitti Cesmeye" by Afet Serenay, "Estergon Kalesi" by Baris Manco, "Bari Bari" by Gulcan Opel, "Obur Dunya" by Cem Karaca & Mogollar, "Sevgili Golgem" by Sirin, "Viens Dans Ma Vie" by Kenan and more. CD

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VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 25 ... LP
Street Beat, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
The last of the legendary original run of Ultimate Breaks & Beats – and a volume that really showed the sound of New York opening up at the time! Some tracks on the set are longer than usual, and break from the straighter break-focused mode with freer and jazzier changes that point towards the growth that hip hop would undergo in the 90s! Titles include edits of "Don't Change Your Love" by 5 Stairsteps and "The Payback" by James Brown – plus original versions of "Take Off Your Make Up" by Lamont Dozier , "Love & Affection" by Ike White, "Mambo #5" by Samba Soul, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, and the mighty "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range that goes past just the likely compatriots from Serge's inner circle, to include bigger names from Parisian pop who were touched by his sublime songwriting skills, and his innate ear for a sexy groove! The album's a wonderfully focused collection of female French numbers – all of which have that undeniable slinky sound we love in Gainsbourg's own recordings too. Titles include "Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois" by Isabelle Aubert, "Les Yeux Pour Pleurer" by Nana Mouskouri, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "La Javanaise" by Juliette Greco, "Baudelaire" by Catherine Sauvage, "Les Sucettes" by France Gall, "Elastique" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Tandem" by Vanessa Paradis, "Lulu" by Bambou, "Con C'Est Con Ces Consequences" by Jane Birkin, "L'Anamour" by Francoise Hardy, "Reves Et Caravells" by Michele Arnaud, "Jane B" by Jane Birkin, "Hier Ou Demain" by Marianne Faithfull, "Strip Tease" by Juliette Greco, and "Contact" by Brigitte Bardot. CD

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VariousVirginia Rock A Billy & Country ... LP
White Label (Netherlands), Late 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
Rare work from Roy Campbell, Moon Mullins & Mickey Hawks, Hender Saul, The Martin Brothers, Leon & Carlos, and Randy Spangler & The Country Kats! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVital Organs ... CD
Groovy Sounds, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $1.99 13.99
One of the cookingest funky compilations we've ever carried – a monster batch of 10 funky Hammond organ tracks, all pretty darn obscure! The set was done under the supervision of New York Funk 45 DJ Mr Fine Wine – and features a stunning batch of tunes that are all plenty darn hard to find – and filled with heavy drums, roaring basslines, and super-smoking work on keyboards! Plus, unlike lots of other dodgy sets on the market, the whole thing's totally legit – and very well researched and thought out. Titles include "Cool Dad" by Ross Carnegie, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Every Time part 2" by Buddy McKnight, "Soul Power" by Jimmy Willis, "Foot Stumping" by The Organics, "Put Your Weight On It part 1" by The Filmore St Soul Rebellions, "Shimmy" by Toussaint McCall, and "Don't Give A Damn" by King Cain/Silvertone Band. Great! CD

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New VariousViva Cubop! Vol 1 – Jazz The Afro Cuban Way ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Although the Ubiquity label originally started out as a home for rare groove and funky jazz, sometime in 1995 they began their Cubop imprint as a home for all of the great Latin jazz currently being played on the west coast. The label immediately became one of the best Latin ones out there – and the past 5 years have seen an amazing set of Latin jazz releases that stand as some of greatest of the past decade! This tasty set compiles 13 tracks from the small but rich catalog of the label – and it's not only a perfect introduction to their great work, but also a great sampler for anyone into Latin jazz with a classic flavor. Titles icnlude "The Last Dynasty" by Papo Vazquez, "Picadillo" by Johnny Blas, "Tanga" by the Afro-Rican Ensemble, "Tierra Va Tamblar" by Snowboy, "Descarga On Las Palmas" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "The Creator Has a Master Plan" by Bobby Matos, and "Cavalie" by Franciso Aquabella. Great package, too! CD

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VariousWants List – 17 Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great tribute to the concept of the "wants list" – that crumpled piece of paper that nearly every record collector carries around with them, a listing of hard to find recordings that they're always trying to track down! The set is a great mix of obscure 60s and 70s soul, with a real focus on the kinds of cuts that are all pretty darn important – but also equally hard to track down on their own. Mellow soul is the dominant groove here, making the package a winning set of some killer tunes that are equally appealing now as they were back in the day! Titles include "Touch Me Take Me" by Rita Wright, "Light My Fire" by Erma Franklin, "This Feeling's Rated X-Tra" by Carl Carlton, "One Girl Too Late" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Let Me Be" by The Duncans, "Mon Belle Amour" by Ann Pebbles, "I Think I'm Falling In Love With You" by Natural High, "I Just Got To Know" by Bennie Johnson, "City Of Brotherly Love" by Soul Survivors, "I'm Always Dancing To The Music" by Benny Golson, "Making Love" by Lou Ragland & GLO, "Hearts & Flowers" by GC Cameron, and "Beware" by Lou Courtney. CD

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Booker T & The MGsIn The Christmas Spirit ... CD
Stax/Friday Music, 1966. New Copy ... Late October, 2014
A lost Memphis Soul Christmas classic! The record was cut by Booker T & The MGs – right at the height of their powers during the mid 60s. The format's simple – with Book and crew laying down some spare organ/guitar renditions of Christmas favorites – but the strange longing quality that always emerges in the MGs' music really gives the set a nice edge. Titles include "Blue Christmas", "We Three Kings", "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", and "Merry Christmas Baby". CD
(Limited edition 2014 remastered version.)

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Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Around December 3, 2014
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, but also working here with some modern touches from drummer Paul Motian, who's in the trio along with bassist Wendell Marshall. Costa's tone has changed decidedly for the record – and he's often got a loudly flowing approach to the keys that echoes later work by McCoy Tyner, Steve Kuhn, and other key 60s innovators. And even though tracks are again mostly familiar numbers, Costa's really pushing them to new levels – pushing, pausing, and twisting them into unusual time structures and melodic progressions. Titles include "House Of Blue Lights", "Diane", "When I Fall In Love", "My Funny Valentine", "What's To Ya", and "Anabelle". CD
Also available House Of Blue Lights ... LP 44.99

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Dave Crawford/Jeannie TaylorPraying For Rain To Come/Tinkling Bells ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), New Copy ... Late October, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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MC5Back In The USA (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Early December, 2014
The 5's first studio album, and arguably their best overall. It's not quite as loose around the edges as Kick Out The Jams – a much tighter exercise than you'd expect from the boys after that live monster. Loud, rebellious juvenile teen anthems, as played by guys who were so burly in their early 20s you'd think they were vintage pro wrestlers. Pure rawk greatness! Includes "Tutti Frutti", "Teenage Lust", "High School", "Shakin Street", "The Human Being Lawnmower" and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie MittooRides On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Around October 15, 2014 (delayed)
A nice selection of 70s recordings that feature legendary Skatalite and ska music pioneer Jackie Mittoo on keys – playing his soulful organ lines over some stellar rhythms! Mittoo can embellish or otherwise add dimensions to some steady rhythms or fully make a tune his own, and he does both on this sweet little set! Includes "Jah Hah Harmony", "Natty Congo Rides On", "Jumping Up", "Pray To Play", "Too Bad Bull", "No Get Dub Over", "Nanny Skank", "Freedom Smile", "Taking You Somewhere", "Look At Life" and more. CD

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... CD
Mango (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub album, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw glory, with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. With 10 essential tracks from the original release: "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". CD

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Donna SummerWanderer ... CD
Geffen/Driven By The Music (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Around December 1, 2014
Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – with cuts that include "Nightlife", "Running For Cover", "Grand Illusion", "The Wanderer", "Looking Up", and "Stop Me". CD

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Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Early October, 2014 (delayed)
This one's a kistchy comedy period piece – but the music is all-60s, all the way! The score was written by the great Armando Trovajoli – and he had no qualms about using as much Hammond organ, electric guitar, and other 60s easy psyche elements in this film about a visit by Beelzebub to ancient Rome. The music is performed by I Marc 4, and many of the tracks have groovy vocal refrains or choruses, giving the songs a hip go-go swinging sound! Great stuff all around, and the reissue comes with a gazillion extra tracks! Titles include "Legati Pacis", "Maddalena", "Adramelek", "Il Filo Dei Giorni", ""L'Attesa", "Moto Perpetuo", and "Quant'e Bella Giovinezza". CD
Also available L'Arcidiavolo ... CD 16.99

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Attila ZollerDream Bells ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around October 15, 2014 (delayed)
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New VariousChristmas Rap (colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Profile, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
We're not normally a fan of Hip Hop Christmas songs, but this one has two of the best: Run-DMC "Christmas In Hollis" using the Clarence Carter "Back Door Santa" sample and Sweet Tee "Let The Jingle Bells Rock", plus the best-ever 5 Percenter Christmas song: King Sun-D Moet "Christmas In The City." 9 tracks in all, the rest being Dana Dane "Dana Dane Is Coming To Town", Spyder D "Ghetto Santa", Derek B "Chillin With Santa", the Disco 4 "He's Santa Claus", the Showboys "That's What I Want For Christmas" and Surf MCs "A Surf MC New Year". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green colored vinyl!)

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New Chuck BerryChuck & His Friends ... LP
Brookville, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
Disc one consists of Chuck Berry playing his hits, such as "Maybelline", "Nadine", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B Good" and others. The other two albums are a various artists collection of Berry's friends consisting of tracks by Little Richard, Fontella Bass, Bo Diddley, Hank Ballard, Johnny Ace, Ramsey Lewis and others, making up a nice cross section of 60s soul. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, heavy edge wear, half split top seam, and a few creases.)

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Eddie HarrisPeople Get Funny ... CD
Bellaphon (Germany), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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New LL Cool JRadio ... LP
Def Jam, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next couple of decades – even if his later records could never approach this benchmark level. Tracks include "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "Rock The Bells", "Dangerous", "That's A Lie", "You'll Rock" and "I Can Give You More". A piece of history – and an album that changed hip hop forever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)
Also available Radio ... LP 22.99

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New Bob Marley & The WailersLive! ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A smoking live set from '75, recorded not too long after the I-three's replaced Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer. Totally burning versions of "Trenchtown Rock", "Burnin & Lootin", "Them Belly Full", "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Get Up, Stand Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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MCBMCB ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Super-tight funk from MCB – a group with a former Cameo pedigree, bumping out here into the lean, mean, sound of early 80s soul! The trio features Aaron Mills (the M), TC Campbell (the C), and Jeryl Bright (the B) – all working in that great stripped-down mode you'll find on some of the better Epic Records soul of the period, like work by Mtume and Juicy, with all the class and careful execution such references might imply! The album mixes bouncy groovers with some mellower numbers that come off surprisingly well – and although the group's short name and somewhat dated cover presence might make you write them off as a quickie commercial act, there's actually a depth here that really keeps the album together wonderfully over the years. Titles include "Do It Up", "Time Is Right", "Close To You", "Bring It Back", "Feels So Right", and "Can't Fight The Feelin". CD

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New OriginalsPortrait Of The Originals ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a sense of righteous, personal energy that matches the evolving sound of Marvin Gaye at this point – with a similar force that really helps redefine the way that male soul harmonies come together! The mellow cuts are tremendous – as mindblowing as anything that Teddy Pendergrass cut with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – and the fuller numbers have this proud, soaring sound that's equally wonderful. Arrangements are by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van De Pitte, and the track list includes "The Bells", "I Like Your Style", "There's A Place We'd Like To Know", "Don't Stop Now", "You Want Hearts & Flowers", and "I'll Wait For You". CD

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New Duke PearsonMerry Ole Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his earlier styles. The set's got Duke on acoustic piano and celeste – backed by a rhythm section that includes Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums, plus Airto on percussion! The sound's more open, more free than you'd expect for a Christmas album – extremely soulful overall, in a mode that makes for some great readings of "Sleigh Ride", "Wassail Song", "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Jingle Bells", and "Little Drummer Boy". CD features a bonus track – "Old Fashioned Christmas"! CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jane WeaverSilver Globe ... LP
Bird (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Just one lady and her keyboards – all coming together in a really cosmic sound! Jane Weaver plays some great instruments here – Moog, Farfisa, Casio, vibes, tubular bells, and more – all in this layered, textured style that also accommodates her lyrics as one more piece of the puzzle – in a spacey, fuzzy sort of way that's almost a more compressed take on krautrock ideals! The approach is a really unique one – and keeps Jane from being just another singer/songwriter with cosmic ideals – and instead makes the record a timeless European classic you might well file alongside lost gems from the 70s. There's some great help n the record, too – including a bit of production from David Holmes and Andy Votel – plus some guest electronics from Suzanne Ciani – and titles include "Argent", "The Electric Mountain", "Your Time In This Life Is Just Temporary", "Don't Take My Soul", "Arrows",a nd "Cells". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousViva Cubop! Vol 3 – The Essential Latin & Afro-Cuban Jazz Collection ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2003. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Long live Cubop – one of the greatest labels for Latin music in the past 25 years, and still one of the imprints that most frequently graces our turntables! Cubop have stepped in where many other labels fail –resurrecting a solid, classic style of Latin jazz that isn't always recorded with such care and respect. Work on the label has features some of the greatest talents – young and old – of the sometimes-neglected west coast scene, as well as essential work by other players who've been influenced by older recordings by those originators. This 13 track set features a great selection of work from Cubop – and includes a few exclusive and rare tracks, next to others from some of the best releases on the label. Titles include "Kimbisa" by Bobby Matos, "My Favorite Things" by Francisco Aguabella, "My Dream Boogaloo" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Bemba Colora" by Jack Costanzo, "Back To The Roots" by Dave Pike, "Juan Jose" by Papo Vazquez, "Barrets Bag" by Har You Percussion Group, "Tresguanco" by Derf Reklaw, and "Skin & Bones" by Johnny Blas. CD

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New Joshua AbramsRepresencing ... CD
Eremite, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from composer/arranger/creator Joshua Abrams – one of the most creative figures to come out of the Chicago scene in the past couple decades – no hyperbole necessary! On Represencing Josh is largely working with the guimbri – the North African traditional string instrument – plus a bit of organ, harps, and bells – used sparely alongside the core instrument. The guimbri gives the record an earthy, traditional base – as Abrams reaches out to inspire a lager ensemble that includes Chad Taylor on drums and gong, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Michael Zerang on tambourine, Jeff Parker and Emmett Kelly on guitars, Tomeka Reid on cello, David Boykin on tenor sax, and Jason Stein on bass clarinet – all familiar players, with whom Abrams has worked often – coming together here with a very spiritual vibe. Titles include "San Anto", "Represencing", "Moon Hunger", "Sound Talisman", "Sungazer", "The BA", "Enter Mountain Amulet", and "Cloud Walking". CD

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New AC DCBack In Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of a whole new chapter – with "Shoot To Thrill", "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Hells Bells", "Back In Black", and "Given The Dog A Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New AgincourtFly Away ... CD
Acme Gramophone/Lion (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful blend of folk and psychedelia – carried off with a bit of a Sunshine Pop twist as well! The recording's got a homespun sort of feel – one that's a lot less polished than other efforts like this of the time, in a way that really furthers the charming nature of the tunes. There's clearly elements of bigger, more established acts filtering through the music – but the end result is deeply personal and homespun. John Ferdinando and Peter Howe sing in a harmony-based style on some of the best tracks – more Sunshine than folk, despite the acoustic guitars on the set – and the lovely Lee Menelaus also delivers some great vocals too, further sweetening up the sound! Many tunes have a catchy, jingly-jangly quality – a bit like post-folk work from the west coast of the late 60s – and titles include "Mirabella", "All My Life", "Going Home", "Joy In The Finding", "Get Together", "When I Awoke", and "Lisa". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Going Home (alt)" and "Though I May Be Dreaming (stereo)" – plus a well-done booklet, filled with plenty of notes! CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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New Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a bit of pen, and small stains on the opening.)

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New Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP
Sidewalk, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Regina BelleAll By Myself ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet debut from soul singer Regina Belle – a nice dose of class and sophistication in the world of mid 80s R&B! Regina's got a well-developed style right from the start – the kind of poise that you might hear from someone like Phyllis Hyman, especially on the mellower cuts – with nice undercurrents of jazz that really help send the whole thing home – and really keep the album away from cloying commercial styles too! The set features some mighty nice instrumental elements alongside the vocals – including keyboards from Dexter Wansel and alto from Don Myrick – and titles include "Show Me The Way", "Intimate Relations", "Gotta Give It Up", "So Many Tears", "Please Be Mine", and "You Got The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, some splash stains, a bit of sticker residue, and some pen.)

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New Belle EpoqueBamalama ... LP
Carrere (France), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear and a small tear on the opening.)

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New Louie Bellson & Walfredo De Los ReyesEcue – Ritmos Cubanos ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely wonderful Latin set with a very drum-heavy approach! Cuban percussionist Walfredo plays in a large group with Louie Belson on the regular kit and "moog drum" – and the rest of the group features strong Latin players like Francisco Aguabella, Clare Fischer, Emil Richards, and Cachao. Very nice stuff, with a strong groove that you wouldn't expect from the usual Pablo material. Titles include "Ecue", "Salsa In Cinco", "Sentido En Seis", and "Javilla". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Louie Bellson Drum ExplosionMatterhorn ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz – all stepping forth in the kind of message-driven recording that was too powerful for radio at the time, but which had an undeniable influence as it circulated amongst underground circles. The whole thing's summed up perfectly by the cover, which shows a fist held high in rebellion over the flag on the front, and an open hand freeing a black dove on the inside! Titles include "I'll Stop Calling You N*ggers", "Kill", "Black Pussy", and "The Meek Ain't Gonna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, small stains, an unglued top seam, a partially unglued bottom seam, and some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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New BrownsThree Bells – The Complete Browns Recordings From 1954 to 1967 (8 CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff – one of the most sublime country groups of all time – trmendous harmonies that are like any other act in their generation! The set features an insane amount of tracks, and a heavy book filled with notes, photos, record images, and discographical details too! CD

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New Jo Ann CampbellBoogie Woogie Country Girl – Juke Box Pearls ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jukebox pearls from the great Jo Ann Campbell – a unique singer who occupied a special place between country and pop, but who also had a fairly rocking style as well! Campbell's music here isn't entirely female rockabilly, but it's not far off either – often done with some really bold instrumental touches on guitar and tenor, and vocals from Jo Ann that seem to twang as much as backings! The work has some of the sweeter touches of female pop of the time, but often gets into grittier, more adult sort of vibes – often echoing female R&B singers from the 50s more than the little girl vocalists on the charts. The package is great – very detailed notes that finally get at the full story behind Campbell's career – and tracks are from a variety of labels, and total a whopping 37 in all. Titles include "Duane", "Breaking Up With A Boy", "Tall Boy", "You're Drivin Me Mad", "Beg Your Pardon", "Give Me Five Minutes More", "Nervous", "Donnie", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Motorcycle Michael", "Where Ever You Go", "A Kookie Little Paradise", "Applause To You", "Mama", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", and "Eddie My Love". CD

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New Captain BeyondCaptain Beyond ... CD
Capricorn, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great batch of kick ass rock and roll tunes – southern fried, but done with a cosmic undercurrent that makes for a mighty weird approach! The drums are amazing – fierce right from the get-go, in a way that has made the record a favorite with break collectors for years – and the fuzzy guitars really step out strongly too – with just a slight southern twang, and a great edge that keeps things pretty funky at parts! Bobby Caldwell is in the group on percussion, piano, vibes, and bells – and he also co-wrote most of the songs on the album – and titles include the classic "Dancing Madly Backwards", plus "Myopic Void", "Frozen Over", "Thousand Days Of Yesterdays", "As The Moon Speaks", and "Astral Lady". CD

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New CoupGenocide & Juice ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Coup's second album for Wild Pitch – and a record that stands as one of Boots & co's best – still one of group's best and tightest LPs and one of the most righteously rebellious political firebombs of the early 90s hip hop scene. The Coup truly broke the mold of what was expected from hip hop, and Wild Pitch Records in particular – defiantly funky hip hop muckraking at its sharpest. 14 tracks, counting the intro and outro, on this LP that was probably too smart for its own good. Includes "Fat Cats, Bigger Fish", "Pimps", "Takin These", "Hip To The Scheme", "Gunsmoke", "The Name Game", "Hard Concrete", "Repo Man" and "Interrogation". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New CSC Funk BandFunkincense ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Die Like A Dog QuartetFrom Valley To Valley – Live At Fire In The Valley ... CD
Eremite, 1998. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from this hip Peter Brotzmann combo – a group that features Brotzmann on tenor, Roy Campbell on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums! The session's easily one of Brotzmann's most spiritual ever – an outing that still echoes the free modes of his European work, but which really draws a strong sense of spirit from the American players on the date – particularly Campbell, whose horn soars out here boldly to give the record a strong sense of majesty! The performance is live – and features two long tracks, plus a shorter encore. CD

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New Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky Lou Donaldson – and one of the first albums to feature the tight drum work of Idris Muhammad behind Lou's horn – so early, in fact, that Muhammad's listed here on the label as Leo Morris, which was his original name! The group also features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Lonnie Smith on organ – and they all wail together in a sound that bridges the gap between Lou's earlier Blue Note soul jazz, and the later funky mode of his jazz funk years! Tracks include "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and the fantastic cover of "Ode to Billie Joe" that's as much a sample cut as "Pot Belly"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Sheila ESheila E In The Glamorous Life ... LP
Paisley Park, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong debut of more commercially oriented material from Coke Escovedo's daughter, hooking up with Prince and Jesse Johnson after stints with George Duke and others. The vibe here, as you probably well know, is very Prince influenced, but infused with a wonderful Latin vibe that really set it apart from the rest of his mid 80s camp. With the hit title track, plus "The Belle Of St Mark", "Oliver's House" and "Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar". LP, Vinyl record album

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New EsquivelExploring New Sounds In Stereo ... LP
RCA, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Juan Garcia's at his best here – gazing into a telescope on the cover, looking at the stars and contemplating his next musical direction. For that, the session leaps into a swinging hi-fi mode that brings the hi-ghest fi-delity to the band's nutty approach to arrangements. Esquivel's definitely swinging on a star here – especially on the cuts "My Blue Heaven", "Spellbound", "Whatchamacalit", "La Ronde", and "Bella Mora". Stereo version, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove – in nice shape! Cover has light wear – mostly on the back.)

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New Clare Fischer & Gary FosterStarbright ... LP
Discovery, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great session – spare and laidback, which offers a perfect chance to hear Gary Foster's great tone on alto and flute! Fischer plays piano and Fender Rhodes – and there's no other instrumentation at all. Titles include "Bluesome", "Brazilian Waltz", "Starbright", and "Sippin At Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kim Fowley & OthersTechnicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... CD
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest volume so far in this all-amazing series – a heady dip into the farther reaches of the Kim Fowley universe! This time around, Kim's only the performer on a few track – and most numbers are by obscure groups, both soul and rock – originally recorded by Fowley for a variety of different labels, but instantly lost to the shifting sands of time! The music is every bit as mad as some of Fowley's more famous productions – and in the best Norton Records way, there's a real focus here on offbeat tunes and very odd musical moments. Kim himself supervised the project, and wrote some excellent notes for the whole thing – and titles include "Moonlight In Vermont" by The Crenshaws, "In This World So Small" by Althea & The Memories, "Hello Schoolteacher" by Four After Fives, "Justine" by The Rangers, "People Let's Freak Out" by Belfast Gypsies, "The Story Of Susie" by Bill Woods, "Atlantis" by Blue Bells, "Vito & The Hands" by Vito & The Hands, and "Pop Art 66" by Kim Fowley himself! CD

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New Kim Fowley & OthersTechnicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest volume so far in this all-amazing series – a heady dip into the farther reaches of the Kim Fowley universe! This time around, Kim's only the performer on a few track – and most numbers are by obscure groups, both soul and rock – originally recorded by Fowley for a variety of different labels, but instantly lost to the shifting sands of time! The music is every bit as mad as some of Fowley's more famous productions – and in the best Norton Records way, there's a real focus here on offbeat tunes and very odd musical moments. Kim himself supervised the project, and wrote some excellent notes for the whole thing – and titles include "Moonlight In Vermont" by The Crenshaws, "In This World So Small" by Althea & The Memories, "Hello Schoolteacher" by Four After Fives, "Justine" by The Rangers, "People Let's Freak Out" by Belfast Gypsies, "The Story Of Susie" by Bill Woods, "Atlantis" by Blue Bells, "Vito & The Hands" by Vito & The Hands, and "Pop Art 66" by Kim Fowley himself! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Al GreenBelle Album ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar! Of course, he gets a bit of help – from Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, whose names are hidden in smaller type, under the message on the back that says that the record is "something new". Well, it doesn't have Willie Mitchell, that's for dang sure. Al's voice is always nice and pretty, and the record's still got some really nice moments! Titles include "All N All", "Belle", "Loving You", "Georgia Boy", "Feels Like Summer" and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot from an old sticker and a cutout hole.)

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New Al GreenTokyo Live ... LP
Hi Records/Cream, 1981. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – as the band uses the extra space to make things a bit more uptempo and really push the groove – but Al's vocals still hold the whole set together nicely, especially on the numbers where he lets loose a bit more. Linda Jones is one of the backup singers on the set – and titles include "Belle", "Let's Get Married", "Love & Happiness", "I Feel Good", "Dream", "God Blessed Our Love", "You Ought To Be With Me", and "Tired Of Being Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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New Heaven & EarthRefuge ... LP
Ovation/Lion, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful early 70s psych folk set from the angelic vocal and songwriting duo of Pat Gefell and Jo D Andrews – their Refuge album for Ovation in 1973 – highlighted by their gorgeous vocals, but committed with lovely, lightly soaring arrangements! Save for a solid cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin penned "Sixty Years On", Gefell and Andrews wrote the songs here, and it's remarkably strong stuff! The duo vocals and harmonies are especially sweet. The Chicago-based production wisely leaves ample space in the arrangements for them to sort of loosely, emotively embellish with their voices – with string arrangements by co-producer George Andrews and an impressive roster of session players including bassist Phil Upchurch, drummer Don Simmons and percussionist Bobby Christian. Includes "Jenny", "Voice In The Wind", "To A Flame", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", "Refuge", "Song For Craig", "A Light Is Shining", "Feel The Spirit" and more. Heavy vinyl and cover – and features a great insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Refuge ... LP 29.99

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New Frank HunterWhite Goddess ... LP
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core acoustic elements from chromatic log drums, chromatic bongos, alto flute, and other percussion – plus the unique bazimba, which is a cross between a marimba and xylophone! There's also some moody female vocals – ala Yma Sumac or Bas Sheba –- which drift in and out of the mix to evoke the white goddess in the title. Tracks include "Strange Echoes", "Poinciana", "White Goddess", "Temple Bells", "Ritual Of The Torch", "Jungle Fantasy", and "Mist Of Gorongoza". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available White Goddess ... CD 15.99

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New Jazz On The Latin Side All-StarsJazz On The Latin Side All-Stars Vol 2 ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of Latin Jazz – and a great second chapter in this series from LA, one that's possibly even better than the first one! The Jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars is a crack group of players that includes old masters and fresh new talents – with a lineup that includes Pancho Sanchez on conga, Justo Almario on tenor, Ramon Flores on trumpet, Joe Rotundi on piano, Ramon Banda on timbales, Francisco Torres on trombone, Danilo Lozano on flute, Francsico Aguabella on congas, and Alex Acuna on drums. The tracks on the set are long hard-jamming numbers, all with the strong solos and tight grooves that you'd search for years to find in racks of older vinyl – and the quality of the recording is really up to the usual high Cubop standards. Titles include "Mambo Niles", "Descarga Borgers", "What If?", "Presentimento", and "McKibbon Walks The Talk". CD

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New LabelleNightbirds ... LP
Epic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, rootsier efforts for Warner Brothers! The new groove has plenty of Toussaint's New Orleans rhythms in the mix – but the overall sound is a bit smoother too – kind of a classy, clubby take on the Crescent City sound – one that still sounds wonderful after all these years. Most tunes have a vamping rhythm and lots of great electric piano – and titles include the massive hit "Lady Marmalade", the great title track "Nightbirds" – and "Space Children", "All Girl Band", "You Turn Me On", "What Can I Do For You?", and "It Took A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Patti LabelleI'm In Love Again ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely mature solo work from Patti Labelle – one of her key albums recorded after the breakup of the Labelle trio, and an effort that really set the tone for her career in years to come! Patti's working here in a warm, smooth soul sound – recording at Sigma Sound, but with that second generation Philly International approach that's shaken free of all disco trappings – and is instead nicely content to cover ground of mature, mellow soul. Titles include "I'm In Love Again", "Love Lives", "Love Need & Want You", "If Only You Knew", "Body Language", and "When Am I Gonna Find True Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Patti LaBelle & The BluebellesDown The Aisle ... CD
Relic, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Yusef LateefYusef Lateef's Detroit – Latitude 42 30 Longitude 83 ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yusef Lateef's Detroit is a mighty funky one – a great summation of all the soulful sounds he'd crafted on previous records, but with a full groove that really points the way towards the 70s! Lateef's reeds are still the main attraction – great solos on tenor and flute – but there's also some wonderful electric elements on the record, which offer Yusef a very different setting than usual, and one that has some wickedly offbeat funky touches too! The groove's exotic, and has this unusual feel that's very different than most other Atlantic jazz of the time – much more in the mode of some of the hippest electric sets from the underground. Bernard Purdie handles drums – which ensures the funky elements of the set – and titles include "Eastern Market", "Bishop School", "Belle Isle", "Livingston Playground", "Woodward Avenue", and "Raymond Winchester". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yusef Lateef's Detroit – Latitude 42 30 Longitude 83 ... CD 13.99

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New LeadbellyLegend Of Leadbelly ... LP
Tradition, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New MaloDos ... LP
Warner, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – the second album from Malo, and an even harder-hitting jam session than the first! The group are really in top form here – taking off with Santana-inspired riffs that are filled with heavy percussion, soaring organ, and guitar from Carlos' brother Jorge – all matched by some incredible horn work from trumpeter Forrest Bachtel and a young Hadley Caliman – sounding especially great here before his solo years as a jazz artist! The legendary Francisco Aguabella is on conga, and tracks include "Momolombo", "Oye Mama", "I'm For Real", "Midnight Thoughts", "Hela", and "Latin Bugaloo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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New Henry ManciniMr Lucky Goes Latin ... LP
RCA, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Henry Mancini's best soundtracks – made even better! The score for Mr. Lucky was a masterpiece of jazzy little themes – and it's always been one that we've loved way better than Peter Gunn or some of Mancini's other more famous work. Here, Mancini redoes that music with a west coast Latin feel – a cool blend of jazzy riffing and percussive rhythms – never as hard-hitting as other Latin work on RCA, which is part of the charm of the record. The rhythms are often a bit gentle, but step in nicely to give Mancini's music a nice little punch – and titles include "Mr Lucky Goes Latin", "Blue Mantilla", "Siesta", "The Sound Of Silver", "The Dancing Cat", and "Cow Bells & Coffee Beans". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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New Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential – probably Marley's most well known work. This is his breakthrough 3rd album, just after Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the group, replaced by the female harmony group the I-Threes. Not nearly as slick as some of his other Island recordings, this one was still recorded in Jamaica, at Harry J's with the amazing Wailers rhythm section Carlton & Aston Family Man Barrett. Includes the classics "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "Rebel Music", "Natty Dread" and "Talkin' Blues". The 9 tracks of the original album also include "Them Belly Full", "SoJah She", "Bend Down Low" and "Revolution", plus this reissue includes a 10th bonus track, "Am-A-Do". CD
Also available Natty Dread ... LP 9.99

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New Lucy Isabelle MarshPickaninny Rose/Butterfly ... 78 rpm
Victor, Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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New Hugh MasekelaReconstruction ... LP
Chisa, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We don't know what Hugh's trying to reconstruct here, because from our perspective, it seems like he's trying to forge a new style – a nice one, with lots of soulful moments, and a strong Afro groove on the best tracks. Some tracks have Hugh singing mellow soul vocals, and others have a tight jazzy groove with cool electric piano! Titles include "Woza", "I Can't Dance", "Make Me A Potion", "Sala Le Mane", "Traces", and "Leave Us Alone". Great players throughout, too – like Francisco Aguabella, Larry Willis, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Arthur Adams, and Wayne Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Jackie McLean & Michael CarvinAntiquity ... LP
Steeplechase, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jackie McLean's most avant recordings of the 70s – a set of duets with percussionist Michael Carvin, handled in a way that feels more like an AACM session than any of his other sides for Steeplechase! In addition to his usual alto, Jackie plays bells, bamboo flute, percussion, piano, and kalimba – and Carvin's not only on drums, but a range of similar instruments as well. The feel is really great, and a good reminder that McLean was still incredibly inventive at the time – nearly a decade after his best Blue Note "new thing" work! Titles include "Gong Go Lye", "Ti Ti", "Down In The Bottom", and the extended "Antiquity" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City, in an orange cover, with a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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