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Gale StormGale Storm ... LP
Dot, 1956. Sealed ... $19.99
A standout early album from singer Gale Storm – and a set that boasts a surprising crossover with R&B of the time! The album steps out with Gale's big hit version of "I Hear You Knocking" – a version of the Fats Domino tune, and one of those unusual 50s moments in which a pop singer took on the sound of soul – with results that struck a surprisingly big note with the mainstream. Yet overall, we're more partial to those tunes when revel in the upbeat, soaring sounds of Storm's vocals – 50s vocal charts that put Gale somewhere between post-swing big band vocals, and the trilling of contemporaries like Kay Starr or Georgia Gibbs. Titles include "I Hear You Knockin", "Brazil", "Goody Goody", "That's My Desire", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Teen Age Prayer", "Sweet Georgia Brown", and "The Three Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ira SullivanCircumstantial (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An overlooked later gem from Chicago trumpeter Ira Sullivan – maybe some of the greatest music he ever recorded, thanks to the freewheeling vibe and strong artist respect of the Nessa label! Sullivan's working here on a variety of horns – trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, and soprano sax – with all the kind of soulful undercurrents we love on his classic Atlantic album Horizons, but with an even richer, more exploratory sort of style overall – one that gets a lot from the group's lineup of Simon Salz on guitar and Jodie Christian on both acoustic and electric piano! Both players seem to ignite Sullivan's best impulses, and really push him into fresh territory – guided strongly by the work of Dan Shapera on bass and Wilbur Campbell on drums. Titles include a sublime version of "Girl From Ipanema" – very offbeat – plus "Monday's Dance", "Circumstantial", "Angel Eyes", and "That's Earl Brother". CD also features the previously unissued "Blues For Johnny Bratton". CD

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Swingle SingersChristmastime ... LP
Philips, 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the grooviest groups in the world does Christmas! The Swingles turn their jazzy harmonies to a mix of tunes that includes older classics and newer tunes, all done in medley form, in a way that flows together to give the tunes a groovy 60s punch! Titles include "The Holly & The Ivy", "We Three Kings", "Deck The Halls", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Jingle Bells", "Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes", and "O Sanctissima". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art Tatum/Benny Carter/Louis BellsonThree Giants ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $5.99
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(Verve Inc Clef Series pressing with deep groove & trumpeter logo. Cover has completely split seams and comes in two pieces.)

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Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio Featuring Candido ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Good+ ... $29.99
Some of the best work ever from pianist Billy Taylor – and some of the earliest too! Taylor's 50s trio with Earl May and Percy Brice is augmented here by conga work by the great Candido – and this addition brings a lot of fire to the group, giving Taylor's normally safe style a harder percussive edge – one that really makes the whole set groove nicely! Proof of this can be found in the album's classic reading of "Mambo Inn", one of those Latin piano tunes that's been a jazz dance classic for years – and other tracks are great too, and include "Love For Sale", "A Live One", "Bit Of Bedlam", "Declivity", and "Different Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with a 50th street NYC address. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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James Taylor QuartetCloser To The Moon ... CD
Real Self (UK), 2013. Used ... $9.99
Continuing genius from keyboardist James Taylor – exactly the kind of set that supports all the faith we've had in his music over the years! James steps out here in a vibe that's very different than before, yet every bit as great – still keyboard-heavy, with plenty of Hammond – yet also skewed towards a soundtrack sort of vibe – and not the usual funk or soul we've come to expect from Taylor! There's a sweeping sound to the music that's really sublime – like some lost late 60s blend of jazz instrumentation, voices, and strings – often served up with a majesty we've never heard in Taylor's music before, yet still coming across with a heck of a lot of depth and soul! James plays celeste, Fender Rhodes, vibes, and even some tubular bells – and titles include "Closer To You", "Tick Tock", "Fuzzburn", "Nightwalk", "Closer To The Moon", "Pathetique", and "Dark August". CD

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New Johnnie TaylorRated X-Traordinaire – Best Of Johnnie Taylor ... CD
Legacy/Columbia, Late 70s. Used ... $3.99
Killer work from Johnnie Taylor – from the amazing period in which he reinvented himself as one of the bigger selling smooth soul acts of the 70s! Johnnie got his start as a solo act at Stax, churning out some great raw bluesy tunes that earned him more than a few hit records – but when Stax was going belly-up in the mid 70s, Johnnie made the move to Columbia, and it was one of the best he ever made! The ultimate sign of this success was the super-huge hit "Disco Lady" – a perpetual favorite on AM radio that forever earned Johnnie a place in the soul hall of fame. But way past that number (included here, by the way) – which could have led Johnnie into a cash heavy (but ultimately short) career of dancefloor records – Johnnie instead also worked on his rich talent for ballads and mellow numbers, emerging as a sophisticated singer at a level no one would have guessed from his early days. You'll hear that best on tracks like "Love Is Better In The AM " or "Your Love Is Rated X" – but you'll also get plenty of nice moments from tunes like "You're The Best In The World", "Play Something Pretty", "Right Now", and "Stop Giving People Hard Luck Stories". 16 tracks in all. CD

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Toots Thielemans with Georges ArvanitasJazz In Paris – Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1961. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic album of jazz from Toots Thielemans – easily one of his best-ever jazz efforts, with a straight no-nonsense sound that you don't hear from some of his other work! The session was recorded in Paris in 1961, and the original LP issue of the material has been hard to come by for years – which is what makes this low-priced reissued even nicer to have. Thielemans plays guitar with a trio led by pianist Georges Arvanitas, with Roland Lobligeois on bass and Philippe Combelle on drums – and although a few cuts have Toots' trademark vocalization in the background, the main focus is on his guitar work and the piano solos of Arvanitas. Titles include "Flirt", "Winter In Madrid", "Hot Toddy", "Bag's Groove", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Le Trottoir". CD
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TNT BandTNT Band ... CD
Zebra, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A cool collection of late 60s work from the TNT Band – a group whose English-language work was some of the best of the Latin Soul generation – but featured here in a batch of tracks that are mostly Spanish overall! The set's a great reminder that the duo of Tito Ramos and Tony Rojas had plenty of strong Latin elements in their bag, and not just a Spanish Harlem version of 60s soul – and the instrumentation here borrows lots of jazz elements from the descarga generation, but fused into more of a small combo mode behind the vocals. Titles include "Borinquen Bella", "El Fresco", "Caliente", "Jala Jala", "Sigue Tu Camino", "Descarga TNT", "Mi Ulatita", "Sabre Olvidar", "La Pobrecita",a nd "No Me Van A Coger". CD

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Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. Used ... $16.99
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
(Out of print.)
Also available L'Arcidiavolo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 21.99

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New Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $21.99
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 features a stunning 13 bonus tracks – great alternates, lots of other film versions, and even a 1969 re-recording of "Maddalena"! CD
Also available L'Arcidiavolo ... CD 16.99

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Underground SystemBella Ciao EP ... LP
Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
An Afro Funk combo, but with a difference! The group's got a strong female vocal presence upfront, and also really knows how to build a tune – mixing together classic rhythms with some inventive keyboard and horn solos – surging strongly forward on "Bella Ciao", a 21st Century version of the kind of longform jam you'd hear on a vintage Fela album! "DON" is moodier and dubbier – almost a post-punk kind of take on Afro Funk – with dark elements in the background at many points, as if Martin Hannett was production! LP, Vinyl record album

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Luther VandrossHome For Christmas ... CD
Sony, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – giving the record a fullness that grabs you from the very first note, and which makes things still seem righteous and joyous, even on the few tracks that aren't exactly Holiday numbers. CD features 8 tracks in all – including "O Come All Ye Faithful", "My Favorite Things", "What The World Needs Now", "With A Christmas Heart", "I Listen To The Bells", "Little Miracles", "Please Come Home For Christmas", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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Luther VandrossThis Is Christmas ... CD
Sony, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – giving the record a fullness that grabs you from the very first note, and which makes things still seem righteous and joyous, even on the few tracks that aren't exactly Holiday numbers. CD features 10 tracks in all – including "O Come All Ye Faithful", "My Favorite Things", "What The World Needs Now", "With A Christmas Heart", "I Listen To The Bells", "Little Miracles", "Please Come Home For Christmas", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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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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Grover Washington JrLive At The Bijou ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A totally great Grover Washington record – and with 25 years behind us, we really now realize how fantastic all the early Kudu sessions really were! The record was recorded live at the Bijou, and is spread out over 2 long LPs, with lots of room for tasty open-ended solos by Grover and the group. Includes the great version of "Lock It In The Pocket", plus "Funkfoot", "Sausalito", "Summer Song", and a long version of "Mr Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Bellaphon. Cover has some wear.)

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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
Also available Ghetto Heisman ... LP 3.99

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WCGhetto Heisman ... LP
Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo sticker.)
Also available Ghetto Heisman ... CD 3.99

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Jane WeaverSilver Globe ... CD
Bird (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
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". CD

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New Andy WilliamsComplete Christmas Recordings (Andy Williams Christmas Album/Merry Christmas/Christmas Present with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1963/1965/1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... $25.99 27.98
A sublime selection of Christmastime treats from Andy Williams – most of them pulled from his landmark 60s run on Columbia Records, at a time when Williams presence on the television screen was equal to his role in the record racks! Given Williams strong TV reach during the rest of the year, the singer was a natural for big Holiday specials in December – which made his vocals some of the most-associated with Christmas hits at the time – a warm, mellow tone that was perhaps only matched by those of Bing Crosby or Perry Como in its connotation of Christmas to the postwar crowd. This set brings together three full albums by Andy – The Andy Williams Christmas Album, Merry Christmas, and Christmas Present – plus a few singles and even two unreleased Spanish and Italian tracks too! Titles include "Christmas Bells", "Let It Snow", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Little Altar Boy", "What Child Is This", "The Christmas Song", "O Holy Night", "White Christmas", and the seminal "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". CD

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Andy Williams & The Williams BrothersWilliams Brothers Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Andy Williams sings Christmas tunes, but in a different way than usual – given that the album features harmonies from all the Williams brothers, instead of just Andy in the lead! The style's surprisingly groovy at times, and pretty great at all others – almost a Four Freshmen kind of mode, sometimes given some sunshiney touches in the arrangements by Al Capps – especially on side one, which is more of the secular material. Dick Williams handled vocal arrangements on side one, W Earl Brown on side two – and titles include "The Holiday Season", "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and a long medley of traditional tunes. 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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Bobby WomackPoet II ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Bobby's biggest albums of the 80s – and a smooth soulful set that features some nice guest work from the likes of George Benson, Patti Labelle, and Wilton Felder. We're a bit more partial to Bobby's earlier work, but his voice is always a treasure, with a raspy soulful edge that never goes away, no matter how smooth the production. Titles include "Tryin To Get Over You", "Through The Eyes Of A Child", "Love Has Finally Come At Last", "Who's Foolin Who", and "I Wish I Had Someone To Go Home To". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Yarbrough & PeoplesBe A Winner ... LP
Total Experience, 1984. Sealed ... $0.99
A winning batch of modern soul from Yarbrough & Peoples – synthy duet soul, bits of funk, and some sweety sultry groovers, too! Y&P do their thing in a number of modes, and that fairly expansive approach to the 80s R&B sound really sets them apart from many of their peers. On one level, the synths and period production touches are kind of slick, but there's enough of a bubbling funky underbelly to give it some grit. Alisa Peoples can deliver a sultry coo or powerhouse lead with equal success, and Calvin Yarbrough is a charismatic partner. "Don't Waste Your Time", "I'm Ready To Jam", "I'll Be There", "I Only Love You", "Be A Winner", "The Power", "Who Said That", "I Gave My All (To You)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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!)

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Brooklyn-based Afrobeat from Zongo Junction – delivering some of the best and funkiest sounds we've heard to date on the Electric Cowbell label! Zongo Junction works with some far reaching inspiration, but it's rooted in psych-tinged African funk – with unshakable rhythms, tight horn parts, vamping guitar grooves and some really nice, spacey keyboards. That said, our favorite aspect of the band is the way they skirt throwback Afrobeat convention – bringing in a wealth of other global psych-jazz-soul instrumental elements, which ultimately gives them a distinctive, contemporary vibe. Includes "The Van That Got Away", "Longtooth", "Invented History", "No Discount", "21 Suspects In Madina", "Invented Search", "The National Zoo", "Tunnel Bar" and Unknown Elsewhere". CD
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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Brooklyn-based Afrobeat from Zongo Junction – delivering some of the best and funkiest sounds we've heard to date on the Electric Cowbell label! Zongo Junction works with some far reaching inspiration, but it's rooted in psych-tinged African funk – with unshakable rhythms, tight horn parts, vamping guitar grooves and some really nice, spacey keyboards. That said, our favorite aspect of the band is the way they skirt throwback Afrobeat convention – bringing in a wealth of other global psych-jazz-soul instrumental elements, which ultimately gives them a distinctive, contemporary vibe. Includes "The Van That Got Away", "Longtooth", "Invented History", "No Discount", "21 Suspects In Madina", "Invented Search", "The National Zoo", "Tunnel Bar" and Unknown Elsewhere". CD
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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99
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New John Zorn/Bill Frisell/Kenny Wollesen/John MedeskiTransmigration Of The Magus ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Really beautiful work from one our favorite John Zorn projects of the past few years – his sublime Gnostic Trio, a group with Bill Frisell on guitar, John Medeski on organ, and Kenny Wollesen on vibes! The trio come together here in these ethereal, hypnotic compositions by Zorn – really meditative music that's way different than the squeaks and squonks of his early years – and which shows this amazing maturation, and a great understanding of the more subtle sides of the sonic spectrum. For this album, the group adds in two harpists and one additional musician on bells and vibes – which only makes the sound more incredible – and titles include "Apocryphon", "The Divine Word", "Gnostic Hymn", "Into The Light", "Perfect Mind", and "Providence". CD

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Various1970s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the drums – all in support of pointed lyrics that often have a forceful feel – pushing out boldly, even if you can't understand the language! The tunes are really hypnotic, given the instrumental interplay – and the vocals are the one element that seems to burst out of its own accord. Titles include "Malgre Tout" and "Dayha Oulabes" by Boutaiba Sghir, "Li Maandouche L'Auto" and "Lah Lah Ya S'Habi" by Bellemou & Benfissa, "Ana Dellai" by Cheb Zergui, and "Mazul Nesker Mazal" by Groupe El Azhar. CD

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New Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult & Compas Music ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 22.99
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by the Soul Jazz Records crew! The music here is tighter and better produced than some of the earlier calypso featured on compilations on Honest Jons – but the sounds are still quite striking, and the music goes way beyond familiar modes from Harry Belafonte – to mix of jazzy elements, Latin rhythms, local styles, and lots more – with wonderful notes that really get at the music as well. A real surprise – one we love a lot more than we expected – with titles that include "Come To The Caribbean" by The Eloise Trio, "Timbales" by Alfredito, "Mississippi Mambo" by Noro Morales, "Donkey Wants Water" by Bay Street Boys, "Nago" by Katherine Dunham Ensemble, "Nassau Blues" by Peanuts Taylor, "West Indies" by Sonny Burke, "Mary's Lamb" by Hubert Porter & The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers, "Theme For Conga" by Julio Gutierrez, "Yembe Laroco" by Celia Cruz, "Omo Belli" by Gina Martin, "Maiz" by Katherine Dunham Presents Singing Gods, "Fifty Cents" by Duke Of Iron, "Anna Macao" by Eloise Trio, "Liza See Me Here" by King Scratch, "Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa" by Cortijo, "Perseverance" by Count Lasha, and "Whai Whai Whai" by Lord Fly. CD

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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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VariousB Boys Christmas ... LP
B-Boy, 1987. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Get ready to have a dope old school Christmas, with this holifday collection from B Boy records: "My Christmas Bells (elf voc)", "My Christmas (inst version)" & "Elf Dub" by Elf-Elf and Dok Im, "Happy Holiday (voc, inst)" by Prince G & the Clever MC's, "My Christmas Bells (hard call xmas voc)" & "Who Needs Real Drums" by DDC, "Funky Fresh Xmas" by the Busy Boys and the "B Boy Christmas shout Outs" by KG and the All 5 Star Moet. 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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VariousChristmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Regrooved ... CD
Six Degrees, 2003. Used ... $7.99
Christmas past meets Christmas future – in a very groovy set of holiday tunes that follow in the Verve Remixed tradition! The set takes older recordings of holiday favorites – mostly by singers of the 50s and 60s – and sets them to new beats, bass, and samples – pumping up the tracks considerably, but still keeping all the charm of the original vocals! Titles include "Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator rmx)" by Dean Martin, "Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington rmx)" by Bing Crosby, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shift rmx)" by Andy Williams, "Baby It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beat rmx)" by Louis Armstrong, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr rmx)" by Kay Starr, "Winter Wonderland (Rise Ashen's Brazilian beach mix)" by Johnny Mercer, "Merry Christmas Baby (Mno rmx)" by Charles Brown, and "The Christmas Song (Michael Kessler open fire mix)" by Mel Torme. CD
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New VariousEve Folk Recordings ... CD
RPM (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
The earliest work of Donovan – presented here in the company of three other contemporary British folk acts who were handled by the same production team! The Eve Folk imprint was a short-lived offshoot of EMI that was designed to launch the career of Donovan, and also release full albums by some other great artists handled by producer/managers Peter Eden and Geoff Stephens – including Mick Softley, Bob Davenport & The Rakes, and Vernon Haddock's Jubilee Lovlies. Mick Softley is especially compelling – a singer with a depth of feeling and mix of timeless and modern that almost reminds us of Bert Jansch – and like Jansch, has a sound that a nice change from the US folk style of the time. The CD features Mick's full album Songs For Swinging Survivors, plus singles – with titles that include "After The World War Is Over", "The Bells Of Rhymney", "Strange Fruit", and "Blues For Cupid Green". Bob Davenport & The Rakes are a bit more traditional, with lots of Irish folk elements – from the song choice to the use of fiddle, flute, and accordion in the instrumentation – on titles that include "The Hexamshire Lass", "Jig", "Old Johnny Booker", "My Bonnie Lad", and "The Foggy Dew". Vernon Haddock's Jubilee Lovelies have a sound that lives up to what you might expect from their 20s-styled name – a bit of a string band approach overall, but one that has lots of weird, offbeat touches – in the manner of some of the more modern jug bands who were floating around the Greenwich Village scene at the time. The CD features their sole album – and titles include "Coloured Aristocracy", "Vickyandal", "Stealin", "Little White Washed Chimney", and "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down". Oh, and the 2CD set also features four tracks by Donovan too – "Catch The Wind (single)", "Colours (single)", "Goldwatch Blues", and "The War Drags On". 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
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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
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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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VariousKu-Pow! – British Guitar Instrumental Music Of The Sixties ... CD
El (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Explosive Joe Meek instrumentals from the 60s UK scene – with scorchers by The Tornados, The Packabeats, The Moontrekkers, The Fentones, The Ted Taylor Four, The Outlaws, Tony Hatch, The Phantoms and many more! If you're unfamiliar, Meek was a virtuoso producer with a sound and style that was anything but meek – anchored by raw rhythms, searing guitars and electronic embellishments that were far ahead of their time – all fueling these mad instrumentals with touches of R&B, rockabilly, surf and soundtracky styles ranging from sci fi to westerns! Wild, fun stuff that's almost completely instrumental. Titles includes "Theme From 'The Traitors'" and "Evening In Paris" by The Packabeats, "Telstar" and "Earthy" by The Tornados, "Ku-Pow!" and "Sioux Serenade" by The Outlaws, ""There's Something At The Bottom Of The Well" and "Hatashiai" by The Moontrekkers, "The Mexican" by The Fentones, "Cloak And Dagger" by The Echoes, "Taboo" by Sounds Inc", "Checkpoint", "Border Patrol" and ore by Dennis Newey, "Out Of This World" by Tony Hatch and more. 33 tracks in all! CD

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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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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and completely irresistible – rare stuff from around Europe and the US, plus a few other freak scenes around the world – wild, groovy stuff from The Deep Set, Los Delphines, The Hush, Satin Bells, Maximus, Tobias, Jay & The Hot Kids, The Outcasts and many more! Along with the above-mentioned kaleidoscope of styles on Volume 5 is more than a little bit of funky psych – and it all flows brilliantly thanks to driving dancefloor rhythm and the freewheeling era that Le Beat Bespoke represents! Includes "Make Love" by The Grabbeltons, "Little Tin Soldier" by Billy Joe Young & The Jades, "Automatic Fly" by Early Christian, "That's The Way Life Goes" by The Deep Set, "Sunset Show" by Sense Of Humor, "Turn Out The Lights" by Sand Of Time", "I'd Like To Know" by Tobias, "One Fine Morning" by James Curtis, "Loving You Sometimes" by The Outcasts, "A Better Mind" by Maximus, "Come C'Mon" by Satin Bells and more. 20 tracks on the CD. CD
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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and completely irresistible – rare stuff from around Europe and the US, plus a few other freak scenes around the world – wild, groovy stuff from The Deep Set, Los Delphines, The Hush, Satin Bells, Maximus, Tobias, Jay & The Hot Kids, The Outcasts and many more! Along with the above-mentioned kaleidoscope of styles on Volume 5 is more than a little bit of funky psych – and it all flows brilliantly thanks to driving dancefloor rhythm and the freewheeling era that Le Beat Bespoke represents! Includes "Make Love" by The Grabbeltons, "That's The Way Life Goes" by The Deep Set, "Sunset Show" by Sense Of Humor, "Turn Out The Lights" by Sand Of Time", "I'd Like To Know" by Tobias, "One Fine Morning" by James Curtis, "Loving You Sometimes" by The Outcasts, "A Better Mind" by Maximus, "Come C'Mon" by Satin Bells and more. 16 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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VariousMore Jammy's From The Roots ... CD
VP, Early/Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 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! 32 tracks on 2CDs: "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. 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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VariousMusic City Vocal Groups – Greasy Love Songs Of Teenage Romance, Regret, Hope, & Despair ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A wealth of rare group soul and doo wop from the Bay Area scene – a good deal of which has never been issued before! The work here comes from the same Music City studios that have been brought to light in recent years as a treasure trove of 60s soul and 70s funk – and these tracks represent the rich legacy at Music City in the years before – the company's really special talent for recording vocal groups in all of their power! Many of the acts here are young, and have a nicely gritty feel – free from some of the more polished modes that were creeping into east coast doo wop at the end of the 50s, and much more in a stripped-down street corner mode – even though the Bay Area probably didn't boast as many street corners as New York or Philly! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – just a slight bit of rhythm that really lets the singers take the lead – and the set features a whopping 50 tracks in all, 34 of which appear here for the first time ever. Includes work by The Italics, The Klix, Bob & Jessie, The Corvettes, The Pagans, The Midnights, The 5 Campbells, The Holidays, The Girls, The Echotones, and many others. CD

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VariousN-Coded Music Presents Holiday Jazz ... CD
N Coded, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet Holiday grooves from the folks at N-Coded music – a great assortment of jazzy instrumentals and soulful vocal numbers – all served up with the classy, contemporary vibe we've come to love from the label! The set's one of the few contemporary Christmas collections like this in recent years – and it sports a nice sense of history that goes back to 70s soulful Holiday numbers – making for a timeless quality that should have you spinning this one for seasons to come! Titles include "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", and "Oh Christmas Tree" by Kim Waters – plus "This Christmas" by Patti Austin, "Silver Bells" by Candy Dulfer, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Carl Anderson, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Maysa, and "The Christmas Song" by Jonathan Butler. CD

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New VariousNative North America Vol 1 – Aboriginal Folk, Rock, & Country 1966 to 1985 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/1970s/Mid 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A pretty amazing collection of rare work from the Native American underground – not the late 60s/early 70s records that tried to cash in on growing pride for the Native American scene, but obscure Canadian sides that represent a rich array of sounds we've never heard before! The styles here are great – and run from folksy to trippy to surprisingly tuneful – and although the music spans a 20 year space, there's a really solid early 70s approach overall – with production that's never too slick, and a real sense of respect for the singer/songwriters who make the package so great. The whole thing's as much a book as it is a musical collection – as the notes are hugely expansive, over 120 pages with the CD set – and answer a huge amount of questions, and fill in a lot of background detail too. The set features 34 titles in all – with work by names we'd never heard before – Willie Dunn, Sugluck, Willie Thrasher, Lawrence Martin, William Tagoona, Sikmiut, Saddle Lake Drifting Cowboys, Morley Loon, Peter Frank, David Campbell, and others. CD

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New VariousScoctopus – The In Sound From Octopus Records ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A legendary set of sound library grooves – and actually one of the first to kick off the genre! The package brings together rare tracks from the small Italian Octopus label – not nearly as well-known as De Wolfe, KPM, or other sound library giants – but an equally great source of rare funky jazz cuts that were never issued to the public at the time – recorded as part of the huge wave of studio activity in Italy during the 60s and 70s! Given that the set was collected by Schema, you can bet that the tracks are right on the money – and titles include "Curly" by Stellio Subelli, "Sculturea Beat" by Angelo Baroncini, "Diacromeico" by Sandro Brugnolini, "Games" by Pasquale Castiglione, "First Black" by Mario Molino, "Maze" by Roberto Conrado, and "Verso L'Infinito" by Alessandro Alessondroni. CD

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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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VariousSnow 2 – The Get Easy Christmas Collection Vol 2 ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $28.99
Have yourself a groovy little Christmas with this fab fab set – a dreamy collection of Holiday rarities that goes way beyond the obvious! Following on the heels of the sublime first Snow set, the folks at Get Easy have bundled together a wonderful assortment of overlooked Christmas goodies – fantastic little tracks from the 60s and 70s that stand apart from the more familiar Holiday tunes we always get tired of hearing too much! The style here is wonderful – a blend of rare soul, jazz, vocal, easy, and sunshine pop numbers – running for well over an hour, and packaged in a cover that looks as groovy as the music sounds. Buy one for yourself to throw on when over at the folks on December 25th – and buy another half dozen to give out all December long! 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "A Fistful Of Snow" by The San Sebastian Strings, "Christmas Is The Day" by Free Design, "Jingle Bells" by Jose Feliciano, "Little Drummer Boy" by Soulful Strings, "Cold Cold Winter" by The Pixies Three, "Happy Holiday" by Peggy Lee, "Winter In Canada" by Elisa Gabbai, "It's Christmas Time (part 1)" by James Brown, "Love For Christmas" by The Gems, "What Can I Give You This Christmas?" by The Lettermen, "Snow" by Harpers Bizarre, and "Look Around You (It's Christmas Time)" by Bobby Goldsboro. 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
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VariousSoundsystem Dubplate Specials 1975 to 1979 ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
A great collection of underground dub tracks from late 70s Jamaica – the kind of limited-run dubplates that would circulate between some of the bigger sound systems on the scene, and offer up radically trippy versions of better-known tunes! The set is heavy on echo and slow-stepping rhythms – and the track selection is great – with a wonderful overview of rare cuts you might not encounter anywhere else! Titles include "Exalted Dub" by Leroy Smart, "How Long Dub" by Pat Kelly, "Everybody Needs Dub" by Slim Smith, "Peace & Love In Dub" by Johnny Clarke, "Heavy Dub" by Delroy Wilson, "Thunder Rock" by Cornell Campbell, "Bag A Wire Dub" by Johnny Clarke, and "Chapter Of Money" by Horace Andy. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStroboscopica Vol 3 – Jazzy Orchestral Latin Strobo Sounds From Cinematic 70s Filmworks ... LP
Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Insanely wonderful grooves from lost Italian sources! Like the other two volumes in this series, this third entry in the Stroboscopia set is a must-have if you dig 60s Hammond organ groovers, 70s keyboard funk tracks, and any sort of tune that has a slightly offbeat edge. The set list features 20 tracks in all – all instrumentals with the kind of funky and groovy sound that you'd expect to find on jazz albums by more famous funk artists, but which are equally great in this nicely packaged compilation! Titles include "Carter", "Joy Bells", "The Taste Of Repeat", "Asfalto", "Smooth & Manly", "Supermarket", "A Little Sad", and "Malcontento Popolare" – and artists include Rino De Filippi, Giuliano Sorgini, Puccio Roelens, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Mirot Lash. One of the best sets on Plastic we've heard in years! LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Studio One Rocksteady – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP 26.99

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New VariousStudio One Rocksteady – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 28.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Rocksteady – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD 22.99

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VariousStudio One Ska ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many future generations of Jamaican music running through these titles, 17 jaunty ska numbers laced with jazz inflected solos laid down by Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo and the Skatalites, or harmonized vocals courtesy the Ethiopians, Maytals and others. As you've come to expect, this is an ace package with excellent notes and archival photos, loaded down with classic performances and hard to get nuggets, too! With Jackie Mittoo's "El Bang Bang", Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole "Arte Bella", The Wailers "Put It On", The Skatalites "Addis Ababa" and "Exodus", Joe Higgs "I'm The Song My Enemies Sing", Delroy Wilson "I Want Justice", Tommy McCook "Sampson" and "Freedom Sounds", The Maytals "Marching On", Don Drummond "Don Cosmic", Andy & Joey "You're Wondering Now" and more! 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 3 – The Essential Latin & Afro-Cuban Jazz Collection ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2003. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
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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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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VariousYule Be Boppin' – A Blue Note Christmas Compilation ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $5.99
A later Blue Note take on the Holiday sound – but one that features some surprisingly nice numbers by artists who were on the label's roster during the 90s! There's a spirit here that takes us back to older Holiday jazz albums – a feel that's never too slick or gimmicky, and which shows a genuine feel for the music without tricking it out too much. Titles include "Christmastime Is Here" by Charlie Hunter, "Peace On Earth" by Rachelle Ferrell, "Cristo Redentor" by Bobby Watson, "Carol Of The Bells" by Joe Lovano, "Blue X-Mas" by Bob Dorough, "Zat You Santa Claus" by Benny Green, "Santa Baby" by Javon Jackson, and "Cool Yule" by Kurt Elling. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark and the booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsKicking Against The Pricks ... LP
Mute, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Around December 16, 2014
One of the essential Nick Cave albums from his creatively fertile mid 80s years – an all covers collection that finds Nick dredging the soil for some old bones to bring back – Bad Seeds style. Kicking Against The Pricks doesn't so much as advertise itself as a covers record, nor should it – it's purely a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds record – making songs recorded earlier by Gene Pitney, Jimmy Webb, Roy Orbison, the Velvet Underground, Leadbelly, Johnny Cash and others into gritty, tension fraught gems that hold up as well as anything in Cave's canon, from the fierce early stuff with the Birthday Party to his truly poetic lit rock bits of genius in the late 00s. A classic! Titles include "Muddy Water", "I'm Gonna Kill That Woman", "Long Black Veil", "Hey Joe", "Black Betty", "All Tomorrows Parties", "The Hammer Song", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "The Carnival Is Over" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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DVDStirring Of A Thousand Bells (DVD) ... DVD
Sublime Frequencies, New Copy ... Mid-November, 2014 (delayed)
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New I RebelliI Rebelli ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Early December, 2014
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KinksKink Kontroversy ... LP
Reprise/Sanctuary (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Around December 10, 2014
Ray Davies is really coming into his own by the time of this third album by The Kinks – penning almost all the tunes in the set, and really starting to stretch out with some of his more unique ideas! The songs are already beginning to show that picture postcard side of British pop that was the Kinks stock in trade during their best years – and the themes and subjects are really expanded from the group's music of the previous years – already shaking off their American influence, and bringing the world a decidedly English version of rock and roll. Of course, the album does feature the group's wonderful cover of "Milk Cow Blues" – still a nice link to the earlier years – plus the Davies originals "When I See That Girl Of Mine", "I Am Free", "Till The End Of The Day", "The World Keeps Going Round", "I'm On An Island", "It's Too Late", "You Can't Win", "Where Have All The Good Times Gone", "Gotta Get The First Plane Home", and "Ring The Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Attila ZollerDream Bells ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around October 15, 2014 (delayed)
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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
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VariousNative North America Vol 1 – Aboriginal Folk, Rock, & Country 1966 to 1985 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/1970s/Mid 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Late November, 2014
A pretty amazing collection of rare work from the Native American underground – not the late 60s/early 70s records that tried to cash in on growing pride for the Native American scene, but obscure Canadian sides that represent a rich array of sounds we've never heard before! The styles here are great – and run from folksy to trippy to surprisingly tuneful – and although the music spans a 20 year space, there's a really solid early 70s approach overall – with production that's never too slick, and a real sense of respect for the singer/songwriters who make the package so great. The whole thing's as much a book as it is a musical collection – as the notes are hugely expansive, over 120 pages with the CD set – and answer a huge amount of questions, and fill in a lot of background detail too. The set features 34 titles in all – with work by names we'd never heard before – Willie Dunn, Sugluck, Willie Thrasher, Lawrence Martin, William Tagoona, Sikmiut, Saddle Lake Drifting Cowboys, Morley Loon, Peter Frank, David Campbell, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Native North America Vol 1 – Aboriginal Folk, Rock, & Country 1966 to 1985 ... CD 18.99

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New AguabellaHitting Hard! ... LP
Epsilon/CuBop, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as congolero Francisco Aguabella comes on hard, hitting strong throughout – and serving up a wicked blend of Latin, funk, and soul! The mid 70s set is a standout recording from Aguabella – done after he left the group Malo, and one of the best west coast takes on the modes that scene was changing up from New York at the time – really transforming the sound of contemporary Latin with a trans-genre vibe that was easily some of the most revolutionary music of the period. Rhythms are acoustic, but there's a nice dose of electric energy too, thanks to some sweet keyboards. Some cuts have English vocals, others are instrumental – and titles include "Hitting Hard", "I Wanna Know", "Cisco", "Image of a Star" and a nice version of Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Albert AylerStockholm/Berlin 1966 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning live recordings from Albert Ayler's European tour of late 1966 – during a peak creative period for Ayler – while working with an incredible group! This excellent CD captures them in Stockholm for Swedish radio on November 10, 1966 – followed by an equally well documented set in Berlin from one week prior. The performances themselves are energetic throughout, and in turns elegiac, playful and all-out intense! It's awe-inspiring material with emotional depth – that facet enhanced a bit by the presence of a violin – by Dutch player Michel Samson, who is great here. Donald Ayler's trumpet communicates brilliantly with the violin and William Folwell's double bass. Beaver Harris holds it down on drums, while Ayler blazes away in the leader, taking the group into unpredictable movements. Greatness! Includes "Truth Is Marching In", "Omega (Is The Alpha)", "Our Prayer – Bells" and "Infinite Spirit – Japan" from Stockholm, juxtaposed with differing performances of those titles in Berlin, plus the riveting closer "Ghosts – Bells", also from Berlin. CD

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New Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar (with download) ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime live sounds from the great Nat Birchall – one of the most spiritual jazzmen currently working today! The set has Nat and his quintet really stretching out – playing his own great compositions, plus some Impulse and Strata East classics too – all at an open, searching, constantly creative level that really lives up to their inspiration from the Coltrane generation! Nat himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features piano, vibes, bass, and drums – plus a bit of bells as well. The whole thing's very spiritual – like some lost Strata set from the 70s – and titles include remakes of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane" and Alice Coltrane's "Journey In Satchidananda" – plus the tracks "Sacred Dimension", "The Black Ark", "Return To Ithaca", and "Divine Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Black MilkGlitches In The Break EP ... LP
Computer Ugly, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Black Milk opens up the vaults for the Glitches In The Break EP – featuring some tight, previously unreleased gems – a few with fellow Detroit gamers Guilty Simpson and Fat Ray. Petty generous track list, too, for an EP – with 8 tracks in all: "There Are Glitches", "Dirt Bells", "Ruffin", "Silence", "For Dam" and "Reagan" feat Fat Ray, "G" feat Guilty Simpson, "Cold Day" and "Break". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Coryell & The Eleventh HouseJune 1975 – Livelove Series Vol 1 ... CD
Promising (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really great work from Larry Coryell and his Eleventh House combo – a set that's maybe even harder and funkier than we remember from any of the group's studio work! The performance was caught live by German radio in the mid 70s – and is a wonderfully-recorded date that has the guitar of Larry Coryell coming out with all these amazing fuzzy tones, next to killer keyboard work from Mike Mandel – who really wins us all over again with is work here! Coryell's got lots of sinister tones in his guitar, but is never too rockish – and the rest of the group features Mike Lawrence on trumpet, John Lee on bass, and Alfonse Mouzon on some mighty heavy drums – on titles that include "Julie La Belle", "The Other Side", "Bird Fingers", "Diedra", "Low Lee Tah", "Funky Waltz", and "Adam Smasher". CD

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Dub ClubMeaning Of Dub ... LP
Stones Throw/Dub Club, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
LA dub torch carriers Dub Club deliver another winner – honoring the old school dub reggae tradition of bringing in multiple top notch vocalists and players to lay a bit of their own distinctive magic to a steady, single instrumental riddim! Meaning Of Dub features appearances by Jamaican Sound System legends Trinity, Josey Wales, and Tippa Lee, the great Cornell Campbell, Ranking Joe and more! 10 cuts in all: "Meaning Of Dub" with Tippa Irie, "Rasta People" with Josey Wales, "Live And Learn" with Trinity, "Victory" with Cornel Campbell, "Jah Jah Protect We" with Tippa Lee, "Dancehall Everlasting" with Blackout Ja and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a sweet, hand-printed sleeve, too! Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Noah HowardLive At The Swing Club – Torino Italy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Ricordi/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most spiritual sessions we've ever heard from Noah Howard – a real gem from his 70s years on the European scene – and a record that takes all his previous avant explorations and gives them even more focus than before! The group's got a great way of building up a cosmic sense of energy before it takes off – real magic that comes from the Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano of Michael Smith, the bass of Bob Reid, and drums of Noel McGhee – the last of whom is a player who really drives the action along when needed – setting the spark that burns to a fire in Howard's bold alto solos. Noah also plays a bit of bells and tambourine – and Smith has a great way of resonating his acoustic keys in these wide waves of sound – very introspective, like some of Lonnie Liston Smith's early work with Pharoah Sanders. Titles include "Paris Dreams", "Lecke", and "Mardi Gras". CD

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Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew OrchestraSpirit House ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly bold large group session from Jemeel Moondoc – one that still has all the sense of soul of some of his smaller combo improvisations – but which also soars forth with a much richer vision as well! Improvisation is still at the core of the date, handled by some very strong players – but there's also a sense of arrangement that really pushes past the usual these platforms for ensemble expression which then lead to strongly individual passages – handled by players who include Zane Massey on tenor, Roy Campbell on trumpet, Tyrone Hill and Steve Swell on trombones, Bern Nix on guitar, and Lewis Barnes on trumpet. Moondoc conducts, and plays alto – and titles include "Quick Pick", "Brass Monkeys", "Flora", "End Game", and "Spirit House". 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
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TemptationsTemptations Christmas Card ... CD
Motown, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Temps' 1970 Christmas album – decidedly mellower than most of their non-holiday work at the time, with production by Barrett Strong and Clay McMurray, and an overall approach that's in keeping with the sanctimonious spirit of the holiday. In other words, the heavy rumbling Norman Whitfield production is gone, but in its place is a sweetly laidback sound – showing that the Temps can put it all aside and kick back during the Holidays! Titles include "Someday At Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer", "My Christmas Tree", "Silver Bells", "Let It Snow", and "White Christmas". CD

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New Stevie WonderSomeday At Christmas ... LP
Tamla, 1967. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A cool Christmas album from Stevie Wonder – a set that's got some great original titles, and one of the best Motown Holiday albums ever! The title track is completely sublime – an early righteous moment for Stevie, and a track that has a surprisingly political undercurrent – and other tunes follow suit nicely – mixing up the sweet and the sad, with a hint of the deeper sound in Wonder's music to come. Titles include "Someday At Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Christmastime", "The Day That Love Began", "The Christmas Song", "Bedtime For Toys", "What Christmas Means To Me", and "A Warm Little Home On A Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cutout notch and a bumped corner.)

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VariousBelly – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Def Jam, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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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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 light ring & edge wear.)

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New AcanthusLe Frisson Des Vampires (limited edition) ... LP
Finders Keepers, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange, eerie psychedelia and prog steeped soundtrack to the Jean Rollins French vampire film Le Frisson Des Vampires – played by the group Acanthus – a great little set of evocative, stripped down macabre instrumentals and trippy bits of dialogue! Finders Keepers describes the sound by comparing it to lynchpin combos of early prog as affected by "a 1000 year old acid infused blood transfusion", and guess what – that's perfect! Guitar melodies spun very loosely and eerily rolling along with improved bits and creepy sound sound effects – but it never veers into shlocky horror movie music, it's psych-steeped instrumental rock, played in a spooky style. The music is great, and the bits of dialogue (in English) is totally priceless! Includes Funerailles Des Vampires", "Le Frisson Des Vampires", "La Chateau", "Wedding Party (Angoisse Temporelle)", "Occupied Clock", "Who Are You?", "Blood-Cups", "Isabelles Demise", "Night Excursion", "Isa's Ceremony", "Flightless Bird", "The Shiver Of The Vampires", "Envol Vers La Folie" and more. 27 tracks in all – the entire, previously unreleased soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl limited to 1000 copies.)

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New Ed AmesChristmas With Ed Ames/Christmas Is The Warmest Time Of The Year ... LP
Real Gone, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty much perfect late 60s style Christmas set – with charismatic, good natured vocals from Ames and some really sweet arrangements – lovely piano, groovy female chorus backups, nice strings, bells, chimes and cheer! Includes "Deck The Halls", "I Heard The Bells On Christmas", "Away In A Manger", "Joy To The World" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Paul AnkaSongs Of December ... CD
Decca, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really classic-styled Christmas album from Paul Anka – proof that he's a singer who's really improved with age! The record's got a solid depth that rivals the later Holiday efforts from Tony Bennett – and like those gems, Anka's album has this inherent sense of time and history that really makes the tunes sound wonderful – a wistful longing for Christmases past, yet handled without any overwrought emotion or sappy seasonal sentiment! There's less jazzy swing than some of Anka's recent recordings, but the arrangements are handled by an equally top-shelf group of talents – Pat Williams, Johnny Mandel, Chris Walden, and others – on tunes that include "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Let It Snow", "Silver Bells", "Blue Christmas", "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", "Winter Wonderland", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD

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New AntibalasAntibalas (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet throughout it all, they've always stayed true to their sound – and, if anything, are even sharper, tighter, and funkier than before – all extremely adept not only at playing their instruments, but at hitting the right sort of sound to cut through all the BS that was holding back funky Afro grooves for years! Part of that sound comes from superb Daptone production by Gabriel Roth – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean and full of energy. But the core credit really goes to the group – who never cease to amaze us here – and continually come up with fresh sounds on their keyboards and horns – and inventive rhythms to match! Titles include "Dirty Money", "The Rat Catcher", "Ari Degbe", "Ibeji", "Sare Kon Kon", and "Him Belly No Go Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)
 
 
 



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