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VariousRap Pack ... LP
Fresh, 1987. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Featuring KRS One's first appearence on wax: "Success Is The Word" produced by Kenny Beck. The rest of the 10 tracks included here are quality older school (we have a bit of hard tome calling these old school) tracks, mostly produced by Mantronix featuring MC Tee or Just-Ice: "Fresh Is Word", "Hardcore Hip Hop", Just-Ice "Cold Gettin Dumb II" (a non-LP track), "Put That Record Back On", "LaToya", Tricky Tee "Johnny The Fox", T-La Rock "Breaking Bells", "Breakdown" & "Nitro" (produced by QDIII). With an old school cartoon cover similar to Just-Ice's first LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousReggae Golden Jubilee – Origins Of Jamaica Music – 50th Anniversary (4CD box set) ... CD
VP, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 4CD .... $33.99 59.98
A sprawling set that commemorates the Reggae Golden Jubilee– one that's beautifully put together by VP – and featuring 100 pivotal tracks from the early 60s to the late 00s! Selector Mr. Seaga does a pretty terrific job on the tracklist – which focuses as much on tracks that proved to be among the most trailblazing as it does on big hits. It touches on the styles and subgenres from throughout reggae's history – from ska, to rocksteady, reggae, dub, deejay, dancehall and beyond – with bellwether material by Theophilus Beckford, Higgs & Wilson, Skatalites, U-Roy, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Yellowman, Third World, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest, Sugar Minott, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Shaggy and many, many more. "Dumplins" by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, "They Got To Go" by Prince Buster, "Bring Home" by Justin Hines & The Dominoes, "Rough And Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Hypocrite" by The Heptones, "Occupation" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites, "Wear You To The Ball" by U-Roy & The Paragons, "The A Fi Get A Beatin'" by Peter Tosh, "Police And Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna, "Over Me" by Yellowman, "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth, "Try Jah Love" by Third World, "Wild World" by Maxie Priest, "One Blood" by Junior Reid, "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers, "Putting Up Resistance", by Beres Hammond, "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" by Dawn Penn, "Untold Stories" by Buju Banton, "Black Woman And Child" by Sizzla, "Gimme The Light" by Sean Paul, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank" by Elephant Man, "Welcome To Jamrock" by Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, "The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff and more. CD
(Limited edition version with a pretty great 64-page booklet of notes and vintage photos.)

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VariousResurrection – Rock Chretien Et Messes Rhythmees Du Quebec 1964 to 1978 (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $19.99
Church rock from 60s Quebec – a surprisingly great set of work that's way better than you might think from the concept! French Canada has always been strongly Catholic place – but it's also one that's pretty creatively inspired, too – so it's no surprise that in the wake of Vatican 2, lots of younger musicians were trying to find a way to get the message across – but in cool, groovy styles that really show the changes in sounds at the time! Some of these cuts are as freaky and fantastic as those heard on psych compilations from the Mucho Gusto label – and others have a cool funky approach – with lots of weird rhythms and offbeat instrumentation that's hardly what you'd expect to hear when walking into a church – and more in line with some of the more experimental rock-mass work from the US. Titles include "Raconte Moi" by Les Nocturnes, "Pierre" by Michel Conte, "Dieu Ne Se Mange Plus" by Jacques Michel, "Rappelle Toi Seigneur" by Steve Fiset, "Si Tous Les Hommes Voulaint" by Touladi & Gilles Jerome, "Ma Petite Esperance" by Les Messageres De Joi, "J'Ai Grand Desire De Votre Amour" by Les Allegros, "Gloire A Toi Tu Viens Nous Sauver" by Operation Jeunesse, and "Alleluia" by Pierre Labelle & Rene Angelil. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card too!)

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VariousScoctopus – The In Sound From Octopus Records ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
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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VariousSelect Cuts From Blood & Fire – Chapter 3 ... LP
Select Cuts (Germany), 2002. Very Good- 2LP .... $18.99
While we're not always the biggest fans of digidub or some of the more modern takes on the dub sound, we've found that this series is a pretty successful meeting of contemporary remixers and classic reggae tracks, with folks like the Groove Corporation, Black Star Liner, Pressure Drop, Smith & Mighty, Fila Brazilia, The Disciples and Henry & Louis taking on tracks by Big Youth, Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, Prince Alla and Keith Hudson, as well as others. . .14 tracks in all, including "Do You Love My Music", "Chucky No Lucky", "Ital Vital", "Great Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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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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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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VariousTheme Time Music – 23 Criminal Classic Songs About Murder, Theft & Devilish Deeds ... CD
Righteous (UK), 1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy .... $6.99
Dark tales from the mid-century American scene – a host of rare blues, folk, and country numbers that went onto become inspiration for a host of rockers in later years! The package is put together with a Mojo stamp of approval – and features the original recordings of tunes that are key roots for Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin, Ry Cooder, Johnny Cash, and others – some classics, others a fair bit more obscure – and brought together here with thoughtful notes by Dave Henderson of Mojo. Titles include "Cast Iron Arm" by Peanuts Wilson, "Vigilante Man" by Woody Guthrie, "Dying Crapshooter's Blues"by Blind Willie McTell, "John Hardy Was A Deperate Little Man" by The Carter Family, "Stack O Lee" by Mississippi John Hurt, "Banks Of The Ohio" by Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Pretty Polly" by Dock Boggs, "Jesse James" by Almeda Riddle, "Prison Cell Blues" by Leroy Carr, "The Gallis Pole" by Leadbelly, "Ornie Wise" by GB Grayson, and "Miss Otis Regrets" by Ethel Waters. CD

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VariousTheppabutr Productions – The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-1975 (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $26.99 27.99
A great batch of early 70s grooves from Thailand – all produced by Theppabutr Satirodchompu – and it's one of the best compilations of Thai music we've ever stocked! By focusing on the work of one legendary producer – over the span of just a few years – the set has nicely cohesive vibe. That said, it's a quite expansive sound! Revolving vocals and melodies make it as hypnotic as can be –- and the instrumentation is fantastic. Raw drums, bells and other hand percussion lie underneath bursts of horns, woozy organs and other textures. It's beautifully put together by the Zudrangma label and compiler Maft Sai – with a thick booklet and top-notch sound. Titles include "Lam Yao Salab Teoy", "Siang Toey Jak Jai", "Lam Pleanr Caroen Jit", "Keun Pen Ken Faai" and more by Banyen Rakkaaen, "Lam Plearn Kiew Bao", "Lam Plearn Ha Fan" and more by Chanpen Sirithep, "Lam Plearn Sam Jang Wa" by Sumalee Pongkate, "Tid Kiew Tiew Krung" by Porn Tawan, "Hug Al Bor" by Roeid Petchsiam and more. 17 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(One time pressing limited to 2000 copies. Packaged in vintage fauz wood o-card and includes 18 X 24" poster.)

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VariousVital Organs ... CD
Groovy Sounds, 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $3.99 13.99
One of the cookingest funky compilations we've ever carried – a monster batch of 10 funky Hammond organ tracks, all pretty darn obscure! The set was done under the supervision of New York Funk 45 DJ Mr Fine Wine – and features a stunning batch of tunes that are all plenty darn hard to find – and filled with heavy drums, roaring basslines, and super-smoking work on keyboards! Plus, unlike lots of other dodgy sets on the market, the whole thing's totally legit – and very well researched and thought out. Titles include "Cool Dad" by Ross Carnegie, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Every Time part 2" by Buddy McKnight, "Soul Power" by Jimmy Willis, "Foot Stumping" by The Organics, "Put Your Weight On It part 1" by The Filmore St Soul Rebellions, "Shimmy" by Toussaint McCall, and "Don't Give A Damn" by King Cain/Silvertone Band. Great! CD

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

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

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Big MaybelleGospel Soul Of Big Maybelle ... CD
Mid 60s. New Copy .... Around April 10, 2014 (delayed)
An obscure session for Maybelle – one that has her moving past the sad blues of her earlier hit, into a lively gospel-based mode that's surprisingly great for her voice! The format features a mix of gospel standards and a few secular tunes that fit the feel – arranged by Alan Lorber and John Jacobs in a mix of pop and soul styles that swing enough to hold our interest. Titles include "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", "Do Lord", "Dry Bones", "Down By The Riverside", and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot". CD

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Brian BladeLandmarks ... CD
2014. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Brian Blade's Fellowship Band keeps on getting better and bolder over the years – really soaring out here under the leadership Blade's great drums – with a soulfully expressive feel that takes us back to his Blue Note albums from the last few years of the 20th century! Pianist Jon Cowherd has these solid lines that really set things up right away – matching the rhythmic impulses of Blade, but also really pushing forward with these waves of color embellished by Myron Walden on alto and bass clarinet, and Melvin Butler on soprano and tenor. Titles include "Down River", "Landmarks", "State Lines", "Friends Call Her Dot", "Bonnie Be Good", "Embers", and "Farewell Bluebird". CD

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Broken BellsHolding On For Life (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Early 90s. New Copy (pic cover).... Around April 19, 2014
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. 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 that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Cado BelleCado Belle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New Copy .... Late June, 2014

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Patti LabelleTasty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1978. New Copy .... Around May 19, 2014
Patti's second solo album, moving into a more sophisticated Diva soul mode that kept her strong for years to come! The album's a lot better than you might think, especially if you've experienced some of Patti's more cliched work – and the best tunes have a smooth modern soul approach that's actually quite refreshing in comparison to some of the weaker, more forced work by Labelle in the late years. 9 tracks in all, including "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Monkey See Monkey Do", "Little Girls", "Eyes In The Back Of My Head", and Patti's killer Latin groover "Teach Me Tonight". CD

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New John PattonMemphis To New York Spirit ... CD
1970. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2014
A great lost album by John Patton – recorded in 1970, but not ever issued until 1995! The record was most likely held back because it's one of the funky organist's most far-reaching – a stunning batch of modal tracks that moves way past the usual organ sound, and much more into Larry Young-ish territory. A young James Blood Ulmer is on guitar, and the great (and underrecorded) Marvin Cabell plays flute, soprano, and tenor sax. Really great stuff – and most likely material that will disappear again for another 25 years! Titles include "The Mandingo", "Bloodyun", "Memphis", "Steno", and a cover of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints". CD

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New Piero PiccioniBelle Ma Povere ... CD
New Copy .... Late April, 2014

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New YellowmanNobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt ... LP
1984. New Copy (reissue).... Around May 16, 2014
Titles include "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt", "Strictly Mi Belly", "Wreck A Pum Pum", "Hill & Gully Rider", "Bedroom Mazuka", "Good Loving", "Body Move", and "Watch Your Words". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousNiney The Observer Productions – Messages From Trenchtown ... LP
1970s. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Niney productions from the fertile early-to-mid 70s period – after so many great productions for singer Dennis Brown – and working with a number of top notch Jamaican artists – including Leroy Smart, Max Romeo, Delroy Wilson, Ken Booth and more! Stellar recordings made at Dynamic and Joe Gibbs and the legendary players working there at the time. Includes "Stages Of Life" by Dennis Brown, "Trust The Book" by Versatiles, "Give It Up" by Tamlins, "Namibia" by Ken Boothe, "Change My Life" by Alton Ellis, "My Heart Is Clean" by Cornell Campbell "Pretty Girl" by Delroy Wilson, "Don't Be Prejudice" by Max Romeo, "Two In One/Reach The Border" by Gregory Isaacs and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Masaki BatohBrain Pulse Music ... LP
Drag City, 2012. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
Minimalist drone from Masaki Batoh of Ghost – sparely beautiful and somewhat ominous soundscapes from ever-creative experimenter – and the way he created these sounds is kinda mindblowing! Brain Pulse Music is literally what Masaki Batoh has here. Essentially, he dreamed up a machine that could convert radio-transmitted brainwave/EKG data into a more audible frequency. He then found some people to make that happen! Also in the mix here are both peaceful sounding and kind of clattering bits of more traditional Japanese instrumentation – drums, gongs and bells. Dreamy, haunting stuff from a master experimentalist! Includes "Kunamo Codex 1", "Eye Tracking Test", "Kumano Codex 2", "Kumano Codex 3", "Kumano Codex 4", "Kumano Codex 5" and "Aiki No Okami". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brain Pulse Music ... LP 19.99

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New Brian BladeLandmarks (with bonus download) ... LP
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Brian Blade's Fellowship Band keeps on getting better and bolder over the years – really soaring out here under the leadership Blade's great drums – with a soulfully expressive feel that takes us back to his Blue Note albums from the last few years of the 20th century! Pianist Jon Cowherd has these solid lines that really set things up right away – matching the rhythmic impulses of Blade, but also really pushing forward with these waves of color embellished by Myron Walden on alto and bass clarinet, and Melvin Butler on soprano and tenor. Titles include "Down River", "Landmarks", "State Lines", "Friends Call Her Dot", "Bonnie Be Good", "Embers", and "Farewell Bluebird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of album!)

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New Donald ByrdKofi ... CD
Blue Note, 1969/1970. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70s, but which wasn't (for some strange reason) released until many years later! Donald Byrd's playing here with two different larger groups, and the music is a perfect bridge between his spacey late 60s attempts to mimic Miles Davis, and his tighter early 70s jazz funk work with Larry Mizell. The instrumentation's a bit different than usual, and includes a warm frontline of Frank Foster on tenor, Lew Tabackin on flute and tenor, and William Campbell on trombone – all working with these charts that are full and flowing – really strong, soulful elements that get some further great touches from Duke Pearson on Fender Rhodes! Rhythms echo some of Pearson's own great music of the time, with lots of Brazilian undercurrents – no surprise, given that Duke produced the record – and titles include "Kofi", "Fufu", "Perpetual Love", and "Elmina". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Fajardo & Orquesta SensacionFajardo Vs Sensacion ... LP
Adria, Early 60s. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Early 60s charanga material by the flautist Fajardo and his combo, plus some other sides by the Orquestra Sensacion, featuring more of a traditional vocal sound. The Fajardo stuff's the best, and titles include "Tengo una Novia", "La Gioconda", "Bellas Mujeres", and "La Verdadera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Antilles label pressing. Cover has light wear in one corner.)

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New Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitJason Isbell & The 400 Unit ... LP
Lightning Rod, 2009. Sealed 2LP + CD .... Just Sold Out!
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Ahmad JamalPittsburgh ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Sweet piano and soaring strings – a wonderful little record that brings the keyboard work of Ahmad Jamal into play with larger arrangements from Richard Evans, both working together here in an update of the sound from earlier albums at Chess! Although a later Jamal recording, the sound here is surprisingly great – and Ahmad's on acoustic piano throughout, playing in bold tones and strong colors – while Evans shades things in with just the right amount of orchestrations to expand on the themes without smothering them. There's very few "modern" touches here, save for perhaps the careful recording of Jamal's grand piano – and titles include "Fly Away", "Apple Avenue", "Pittsburgh", "Bellows", "Mellowdrama", "Divertimento", and "Foolish Ways". CD
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New Jazz StudioJazz Studio Vol 5 & 6 – Complete Sessions ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1957. Used .... Just Sold Out!
The last 2 sessions in Decca's Jazz Studio series – both of them pretty darn unique! Jazz Studio 5 was put together under the leadership of arranger Ralph Burns – one of our favorite jazz arrangers ever! As proven by some of his impeccable work crafting larger backings for artists on the Verve and Clef labels, Burns had an approach that was quite different than most of his contemporaries. He worked in a mode that seemed pretty standard at the outset – with an approach to backdrops that worked in broad colors of sound and tone – but he also had a talent for putting in strange modern twists, little surprises, and other embellishments that never detracted from the soloist, and instead seemed to keep them on their toes, forcing them to really come up with some great stuff during their time at the recording. You'll hear plenty of that kind of action going on here – in one of Burns' rarest sets ever, recorded with a group that includes Billy Byers, Joe Newman, Dave Schildkraut, Herbie Mann, and Milt Hinton. Mann's particularly great, and plays a number of horns with ease – and titles include "Cool Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", "What Am I Here For", "I'll Be Around", "Jazz Club USA", and "South Gonzales Street Parade. Jazz Studio 6 is an equally enigmatic set of modern jazz – recorded by the Amram-Barrow Quartet – an obscure group led by tenor saxophonist George Barrow and horn player David Amram, the latter of whom would go onto great fame in the 60s and 70s for his groundbreaking arrangements, soundtrack work, and world/jazz experiments! At this point, Amram's a young modernist with some very fresh ideas – and contributes some wonderful original tunes to the session with a moody east coast style that almost has traces of the Mingus camp – particularly the work of Jimmy Knepper and Pepper Adams. George Barrow's tone on the tenor is really tremendous – sharp and soulful, reminding us a bit of the freshness that Hank Mobley brought to some of his early sessions in the 50s, but with less of a hardbop fire. The rhythm in the group is by Arthur Phipps on bass and Al Harewood on drums (Amram plays a bit of piano as well) – and titles include "City Talk", "Someday Morning Will Come", "Somewhere Along The Way", "Phipps Quipps", "Lobo Nocho", and "I Love You". CD

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

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Sonny Lester & His OrchestraHow to Belly Dance For Your Husband ... LP
Roulette, 1960s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a spot of tape on the spine with a rip, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Riz OrtolaniBisturi La Mafia Bianca/Sequestro Di Persona ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1968/1973. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Two rare soundtracks from Riz Ortolani – brought together here on one CD! Bisturi La Mafia Blanca is totally great – a score with these warm touches that recall some of Ennio Morricone's sexier work of the time, served up with a similar sense of space and sound – in ways that are quite different from Ortolani's hits of the 60s! The main theme echoes out strongly on most tracks – a really haunting, evocative number that has a cyclical progression that's completely seductive, with instrumentation that mixes woodwinds with a bit of guitar. Titles include two variations on "Joe 5" and six takes on "Mafia Bianca". Sequestro Di Persona is a bit more complicated – music that features a larger orchestral presence, yet one that's still relatively lean – used in dark passages on some numbers, but with a lighter guitar-stepping melody on a few others. CD features seven tracks that vary the "Sequestro Di Persona" theme, plus "Era Bello". CD

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Super Hi FiDub To The Bone (with bonus download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
The title's quite right on this one – because the group's heavy on dub, but also uses trombones as well – all in a mode that sometimes recalls the classic sound of Kingston, yet which also has some deep funk elements as well! Twin trombones stretch out beautifully – often quite rhythmic in their approach, and intertwined with tight basslines, echoey drums, and sweet guitar riffs too – and titles include "Trio Tro Tro", "Public Option (Prince Polo dub)", "Q Street (Subatomic Sound System rmx)", "Washingtonian", "Neolithic", and "We Will Begin Again (DJ Trainwreck rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)

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Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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

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New VariousDelirium Of The Senses – Psychedelia In Italian Cinema ... CD
Bella Casa (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Tripped out gems from the glory days of the Italian soundtrack scene – tunes that are awash in magical musical touches, often with a fair bit more subtlety than you might expect from the psychedelic reference in the title! The work here is often somewhat mellow, but in a really great way – gently moving along in space with light guitar lines, organ, harpsichord, wordless vocals, and other elements – put together with effortless ease, and often produced in a way that makes the simplest of sounds come out with strangely abstract results. A few of the numbers are a bit dark, but mostly the mood is light and dreamy – and the package features 28 titles in all, with tracks that include "High Altar" and "Sidestep" by Berto Pisano, "L'Alfiere" and "I Giovanni Tigre" by Piero Piccioni, "4321 Morte" by Anton Garcia Abril, "Rebus" by Luis Bacalov, "What" by Claudio Gizzi, "Bambola Omicida" and "Danza Citar Free" by Piero Umiliani, "Forza G" and "Venta Del Mar" by Ennio Morricone, and "Il Filo Dei Giorni" and "L'Attesa" by Armando Trovajoli. CD
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VariousMo' Record Kicks – B Sides, Exclusives & Remixes For Forward Thinking Cats ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2010. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Massive music from the Record Kicks label – 21 tracks that have never been issued on CD before, including some rare singles, b-sides, and even a few cuts exclusive to the collection! If you know the Record Kicks name, you know that the label's a key outlet for contemporary deep funk and mod soul grooves – sounds that are steeped in the best influences of the 60s and 70s, but played by the cream of the crop of the global underground – including great funky groups on both sides of the Atlantic! With all the cuts on the collection, the set's one hell of a bargain – especially when you figure that it's got these cuts you won't find anywhere else: "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover" by The Hawk, "Waiting For Reforms" by Gizelle Smith, "Zebra 3" by The Link Quartet, "Scaramunga (Lack of Afro 7" edit)" by Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Changes (funk edit)" by Milano Jazz Dance Combo, and "Irrompibles Hi Fi" by Crabs Corporation. Other cuts include "Get On Up" by Ray Lugo Les Express, "Soul Train" by Soul Fanatics, "Italian Spiderman Theme" by Enzo Bontempi, "Battle Of Yoker" by Privates Hammond Orchestra, "Nervous (Kenny Dope bonus beat rmx)" by New Mastersounds, "See & Don't See" by Dojo Cuts, "Red Flames" by The Underbelly, and "Air I Breathe" by Floyd Lawson & The Hearts Of Stone. CD

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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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
(Sealed 180 gram reissue, from 2003!)

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New Cesar AscarrunzCesar 830 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a heady amount of jazz alongside the soul, Latin, and funk elements in the grooves! The legendary Teo Macero produced and arranged – and really takes a lot of care in the studio to focus the overall energy of the tremendous talents on the record – players who include Hadley Caliman on flute and tenor, Steve Marcus on soprano sax, Benny Velarde on timbales, and Francisco Aguabella on congas – plus the trio of Cesar, Mark Levine, and Merl Sanders on keyboards. Most numbers have this really full, flowing groove – jazzy, but with a strong emphasis on the rhythms – and often touched with some great work on guitar that echoes the Santana-inspired sound of the generation, yet never in a rock way at all. Linda Tillery sings vocals on a few numbers, but the main focus is definitely instrumental – and the whole album's great – with cuts that include "See Saw Affair", "Azucar", "Descarga", "The Devil & Montezuma", "Gotta Get Away", and "Bridges". CD

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New Albert AylerBells ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal live set by a young Albert Ayler – an unusual one-sided record that featured only 20 minutes of music, performed with an intensity that harly leaves room for complaints about the shortness of the album! The single track "Bells" was performed at Town Hall by Ayler with a group that includes Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on percussion – all coming together in a raw, real sense of freedom – beautifully explored here without ever getting too overindulgent. The tune may well be one of the greatest illustrations of the ESP format at its best – as Ayler and company never stray too far, but carve out some incredibly imaginative space through their starkly-blown horn solos! CD
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New Albert AylerBells/Prophecy ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1964/1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double-length set that brings together 2 key early live sets by Albert Ayler – both recorded on the New York scene of the mid 60s! Bells was an unusual one-sided record that featured only 20 minutes of music, performed with an intensity that harly leaves room for complaints about the shortness of the album! The single track "Bells" was performed at Town Hall by Ayler with a group that includes Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on percussion – all coming together in a raw, real sense of freedom – beautifully explored here without ever getting too overindulgent. The tune may well be one of the greatest illustrations of the ESP format at its best – as Ayler and company never stray too far, but carve out some incredibly imaginative space through their starkly-blown horn solos! Prophecy is longer – a full album that was recorded live in 1964 at the Cellar Cafe in New York, but not issued by ESP until years later, after Ayler's untimely early death. The performance is a trio outing – with Ayler's tenor alongside the bass of Gary Peacock and drums of Sunny Murray – all freely skirting around each other's space on the date, in a way that allows Ayler to take the bold lead with his sharp-toned solos, but which also allows for free interplay between the bass and percussion. Ayler's tone and wide swaths of sound are simply amazing – and titles include two variations on "Ghosts", plus "Spirits", "Prophecy", and "Wizard". CD
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New Albert AylerSlug's Saloon ... CD
ESP, 1966. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete recordings from Albert Ayler's 1966 ESP set at Slugs Nightclub – located in his home turf of the East Village, a very fervent setting for avant jazz at the time! The material has a feel that's a lot like Ayler's studio recordings for ESP, but the tracks are longer overall, and feature a bit more interplay between the group members at times – individual solo space that's occasionally a bit more pronounced, running back into some tighter energies from the rest of the group. Ayler's blowing with a lineup that includes his brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Lewis Worrell on bass, Michel Sampson on violin, and a very young Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums and percussion. This expanded version features better sound and more tracks than previous versions – plus a great cover image too! Titles include "Truth Is Marching On", "Bells", "Ghosts", "Initiation", and "Our Prayer". CD

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New Billy BangFire From Within ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of fire here – a soulful, spiritul sort of energy that really sets the work of Billy Bang apart from any other players on his instrument! Bang's use of the violin here is really unique – almost as a fluid generator of tone and sound – one that's woven beautifully into rhythms from a group that features Oscar Sandees on guitar, William Parker on bass, and John Betsch on drums and percussion – very hip players that push most tunes along with a soaring sort of groove! Other musicians include Ahmed Abullah on trumpet and Thurman Barker on marimba – the latter of whom really brings some unusual sounds to the set, further setting it apart from anything you might expect – and Charles Bobo Shaw also plays cowbells on one number too. Titles include "The Glow Of Awareness", "The Nagual Julian", "The Shift Below", "Petty Tyrants", "The New Seers", and "The Mold Of Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a razor sharp edge to the groove! A few tracks have vocals, but it's the funk rock instrumentals that drive this one into pulp soundtrack classic status. Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove", "Chain Fight", "Dan's Theme", "Scoobee Doo" and the killer "Wheels (Main Title Theme)". This great limited edition CD version has a 4 bonus tracks made up of the full version of the end title song, medleys of shorter cues from the film, instrumental bits and more. "Travelin' Man", "Take It From Me (Source)/Gila Monster/Cathy Left Behind /Mongoose Gets Beans", "Gang Rides Through The Hills/Tosses Bike Over Bank/Snake Or Rope" and more. CD
(Limited to 1200 copies!!)

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New BeatlesBeatles Live At The BBC (3LP set) ... LP
Apple, Early 60s. New Copy 3 LPs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Beatles live at the BBC – heard here in a host of rare recordings that were done between March 1962 and June 1965 – pulled from the vaults of the legendary radio station, and with a few cool dialogue bits too! The versions here were all played live on the air, and make for some much-needed alternate takes on the big hits by the Fab Four – and a few American numbers that really show the influence of other styles on their early sound. And since the recordings were done in a top-shelf studio, they're not muddy concert recordings – but actually feel more like some lost EMI studio material from the same period. 71 titles in all – including "Nothin Shakin", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", "Glad All Over", "Rock & Roll Music", "Ticket To Ride", "Ooh My Soul", "Don't Ever Change", "Slow Down", "Matchbox", "I Forgot To Remember To Forget", "The Honeymoon Song", "Lucille", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Taste Of Honey", "From Us To You", "I Got A Woman", "I'll Be On My Way", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Some Other Guy", "Soldier Of Love", and "Clarabella". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Beady BelleCricklewood Broadway ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning sounds from Beady Belle – one of the greatest albums we've heard from the group in years – and that's saying a heck of a lot! Beady Belle are as soulful as ever, but also have a new sort of crackle too – a bit more clavinet mixed in with their Fender Rhodes, and this cool moogy way of laying down a groove that at times is almost a 21st Century version of Shuggie Otis during his Inspiration Information years! The lovely vocals of Beate Lech still keep a great degree of humanity in the music – with these beautifully personal lyrics that have always made the group one of the warmest of all their contemporaries on the Scandia scene – sung this time with a maturity that could well get these guys the much-needed audience they've always deserved on this side of the Atlantic. A gem through and through – with titles that include "Saved", "Party Pooper", "Song For Irie", "Faith", "Circlet", "So Far So Good", "My Name On The World", and "Poppy Burt-Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cricklewood Broadway ... CD 18.99

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New Louie Bellson's Magic 7Air Bellson ... CD
Concord, 1996. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print)

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New Louis Bellson/Ray Brown/Paul SmithIntensive Care ... CD
Voss, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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New Big StarThird (180 gram pressing) ... LP
4 Men With Beards, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Big Star's amazing Third (or 3rd if you please) – one of the best one-time lost rock albums of the 70s, if not ever – a record that was tough to find for years before finally becoming an acknowledged classic! How this could have ever been thought of as anything less than essential is a mystery. There's this weary quality to the vocals and songwriting of Alex Chilton that's sublime – paired with a raw, rocking underbelly – and finished with strings, horns and other Memphis-y accents. You could think that it all sounds like an ill fit – but no, it's glorious! This vinyl version from 4 Men With Beards features the original cover and original mixes of the 1978 release. Tracks include "Stroke It Noel", their great cover of the Velvets "Femme Fatale", "Thank You Friends", "Jesus Christ", "Holocaust", "Blue Moon", "Take Care" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Comes with a replication of the original inner sleeve, too!)

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New Black UhuruDub Factor ... CD
Mango/Island, 1983. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This album bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out LP with a few from Red, fueled by Sly and Robbie and a cast of regulars from the Island/Mango stable. Sly & Robbie also handle the production duties, and there's no shortage of fat grooves and unrelenting rhythms, then taken to the next level with deep space echo drops and 21st century sound effects and tape edits. Includes "Ion Storm", "Big Spliff", "Boof'N'Baff'N'Biff", "Puffed Out" and "Android Rebellion". This CD reissue's been newly remastered, with 3 additional dubs as bonus tracks: "Cool Off", "Destination Unknown" and "Fire & Brimstone". CD

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New BlubellDiva E A Mae ... CD
Agata (Brazil), 2014. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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New Roy CampbellIt's Krunk Time ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2001. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Khan Jamal on vibes, Wilber Morris on bass, and Guillermo E Brown on drums. CD
(Sticker on booklet cover.)

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New Curtis CounceSonority ... LP
Contemporary, 1956/1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic west coast soul jazz – recorded in 2 different sessions in the mid 50s, both under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce, but not issued until 1989. The first bunch of tracks was recorded in 1956, and features Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, and Carl Perkins – on the tracks "Sonor", "Landslide", and "Woody N You". The second batch is from 1958, and features Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Land on tenor, and Elmo Hope on piano – on the titles "So Nice", "Origin", and "Bella Rosa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New CSC Funk BandLittle Weight/A Little Planet ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy (pic cover).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brooklyn's CSC Funk Band delivers a solid little tribute to Gang Starr – contemporary funk instros inspired by DJ Premier's benchmark productions for that most legendary of duos! "A Little Weight" is inspired by "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", and it's a creative interpretation that's faithful to Premier's tightly-punctuation beatcraft, though the CSC brings plenty of their own adventurous style to the table. "A Little Planet" has a lot of psych funk elements – some rubbery guitars, oboe and synth grooves – though it still keeping a tight, drum-heavy backdrop. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Dell VikingsCome Go With Me/Whispering Bells ... 7-inch
Fee Bee, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Dirty ThreeWhatever You Love, You Are ... CD
Bella Union, 2000. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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New Joe ELove Got In My Way ... CD
Eabla, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A grandly groovy 70s discovery – and long lost bit of mid-decade lounge sweetness with a melancholy underbelly from Joe E Neubauer – a South Florida construction work, part time stock car racer, and nightclub singer! Love Got In My Way is ripe with blue eyed/polyester suit soul, post Nashville Sound era lushness, and the kind of endearing, boozy lounge songcraft that with one good stroke of luck could have gotten this guy into far greener pastures. Joe takes his craft seriously, but still seems the having a great ol' time out front on the tunes with his rich, charismatic vocals. The record was recorded at Ft Lauderdale's SRS International Recording Studios in 1974, which saw a pretty sizable number of famous artists in those days, and the production is quite elaborate – with big string arrangements, lots of horns, female backing vocals, and all kinds of classy 70s sounds. Comes with a thick booklet of notes & photos, which make for a pretty fascinating story, but the songs and performance of the should-be famous Joe E are more than worth checking out! Titles include "Come On Sign", "Thinkin' About Me, Thinkin' About You", "Love Is Just A Feeling", "Mother Nature", "Love Got In My Way", "Find Your Place In Time", "A Table For Two For One" and more. CD

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

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New Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... LP
GRP, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman & Roland Hanna. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Emerald Web/Sam Mcloughlin & Alison CooperGarden Of Mirrors/Supernatural Lancashire Vol 2 ... LP
Disposable (UK), Mid 80s/2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful split set of sound library work – very much in keeping with the best Finders Keepers impulses behind this limited series! Side one features music by Emerald Web – a set of electronic tracks used for 80s planetarium projects – very moody and slightly spooky, with a weirdly unsettling quality that really echoes the experience of sitting in the dark with a bunch of strangers, tilting back to watch projected stars on the ceiling of a dome! The quality is one that's hard to describe if you've never had the planetarium experience – but Emerald Web really get it right, on tracks that include "Freefall", "Dreamspun", "Emergence", "Through The Garden Of Mirrors", and "Doppler Bells 2". Side two is titled Supernatural Lancashire – and features a really spooky take on pastoral sounds of England – served up in this eerie mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation that feels like scene-setting music for The Wicker Man! Titles include "The Fox Moth", "Hleapan", "Strikers Steal Into Sight", "Lunaris", and "Consumed By Opal Waters". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Burgess GardnerMusic Year 2000 ... LP
MCA, 1983. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few full LPs from Burgess Gardner – a man who cut some great funky 45s in Chicago! Done for MCA during as part of the One Way stretch on that label – with titles that include "My Pleasure", "Little Bellflower", "Gemstone", "Crazy About You", and "Limited Edition". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tape on the spine.)

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New GoblinAwakening (Profondo Rosso/Roller/Suspiria/Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark/Zombi/Tenebre/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Cinevox/Bella Casa (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing run of Italian soundtracks from Goblin – six different albums, each packaged in tiny LP-styled sleeves, with lots of bonus tracks too! The work here is wonderful – really genre-defining grooves that moved horror soundtracks into the realm of rock in the 70s – using wicked guitar lines, sinister keyboards, and brooding bass to really set this spare and extremely effective groove – an approach that John Carpenter used to greater fame here in the US – but which was virtually invented by Goblin! Each album comes in a Cinevox label record sleeve – and the box features Profondo Rosso (with 27 bonus tracks!), Roller (with 2 bonus tracks), Suspiria (with 5 bonus tracks), Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarosso Mark (with 1 bonus track), Zombi (with 7 bonus tracks), and Tenebre (with 11 bonus tracks). Box is nice and sturdy, and comes with a booklet of notes too! CD

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New Al GreenAl Green's Greatest Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hi Records/Right Stuff, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? Most of the biggest hits, and many of the very best tracks cut in the prime of Al Green's career – which is to say some of the very best Memphis soul ever recorded! It's just one of these Greatest Hits packages of pure, inarguable perfection – with "Call Me", "Let's Stay Together", "Tired Of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Here I Am (Come & Take Me)", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "I Can't Get Next To You", "You Ought To Be With Me", "Look What You Done For Me" and "Let's Get Married". This pressing features 5 bonus tracks too – including "Full Of Fire", "Belle", "Sha La La", "LOVE", and "Livin For You". CD
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New Billy HigginsSoweto ... CD
Red (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully hip work from drummer Billy Higgins – a crucial session from the end of the 70s, and one that shows just how far he'd come since the decade before! Higgins has always been great, but here he works in the company of some key Eastern Rebellion musicians – Bob Berg on tenor and Cedar Walton on piano, who lineup with bassist Tony Dumas in a wonderfully deep-voiced quartet! The rhythms and approaches are a bit different than on the Higgins sessions with Eastern Rebellion – especially on the album's title track, which features some very unusual spiritual work on percussion – and the album's closing track, which showcases some work by Higgins on guitar. In between, the album's got a solid swing that really rounds things out wonderfully – and titles include "Back To Bologna", "Bahia Bahia Bahia", "Neptune", and "Soweto". CD

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New Noah HowardLive At The Swing Club – Torino Italy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ricordi/SeriE.WOC (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing high quality pressing – limited to 300 copies!)

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New Jazz On The Latin Side All-StarsJazz On The Latin Side All-Stars Vol 1 ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set that's a fitting tribute to the genius of the West Coast Latin Scene! For as many years as New York's been a hot city for Latin jazz, Los Angeles has also had an excellent scene, filled with many talented players – but it's always been eclipsed in the history books because of a New York-centrism in reissues, compilations, and general writing on Latin music. However, one of the strongest forces to change this Big Apple-bias in Latin fans has been the groundbreaking Jazz On The Latin Side radio program – which for the past decade has provided public radio with broadcasts of live sets that show the rich amount of talent on the west coast. On the 10th anniversary of the show, a host of great players teamed up to cut this live set for Cubop in LA – including Justo Almario, Francisco Aguabella, Alex Acuna, Otmario Ruiz, Poncho Sanchez, and many others. The music is sophisticated Latin jazz, drenched in the soulful history that separates west coast Latin – especially that of the 70s – from its east coast counterpart. The playing is great, and the record is way more than a loose roots-oriented jam session. Higlights include the massive 15 minute "Descarga Cachao", plus original compositions "Mujer Chicana", "Shortcuts", and "Arabian Moods", which were all written by Jose Rizo, the host of the Jazz On The Latin Side program. Great stuff – and another winner for Cubop! CD

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

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New Michael KiwanukaHome Again ... LP
Interscope, 2012. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The full length debut for Michael Kiwanuka – a record that stands out brilliantly, not only for it's strength and depth – but also because almost no one is making airy, often acoustic soul music on a major label in 2012! The record has been compared to Terry Callier's work with producer Charles Stepney in the early 70s – and that's not off base at all, but Kiwanuka has a sound and a voice of his own. The songs are engaging and immediate, his voice confident and assured – and the instrumentation is pretty amazing for a contemporary soul album! We're talking sax, trumpets, shakers, flutes, bells, blocks and more. A wonderful surprise! Includes "Tell Me A Tale", "I'm Getting Ready", "I'll Get Along", "Rest", "Home Again", "Bones", "Always Waiting", "I Won't Lie", "Any Day Will Do Fine", "Worry Walks Beside Me" and "Lasan". LP, Vinyl record album

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New La Belle Epoque EnsembleFrench Cafe Music Of The Opulent Era ... LP
Tradition, Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Patti LabelleReleased ... LP
Epic, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Patti LaBelle & The BluebellsYou'll Never Walk Alone/Decator Street ... 7-inch
Parkway, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Patti LaBelle, done in a very girl group style, with very young vocals, and kind of a popping organ style on both sides. Patti gets raw on the tracks, breaking over the top in a cool pleasing style that reminds us a lot of the best work by The Exciters from the time – especially on "Academy Award"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A top notch solo anthology for Mark Lanegan – who we first heard as vocalist for the Pacific Northwest rock heavies Screaming Trees – but his brooding vocal presence was always begging for the sparer, noirish setting of his best solo and duo settings. Lanagan has been pretty active over the years, collaborating with Isobel Campbell for some impressive duo records, as well has his work with the Twilight Singers and Queens Of The Stone Age – but the solo stuff is pretty tough to beat. The setlist features solo recordings from a 20+ year stretch, recorded for Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet, many in a moody acoustic setting – and often backed by Pacific Northwest scene legends and Sub Pop labelmates who sound as great in a quieter sound as they do playing heavier rock – including members of Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age. It also includes full bonus disc of previously unreleased tracks, and the titles include "Bombed", "100 Days", "Come To Me", "Mirrored", "Low", "Lexington Slow Down", "Wild Flowers", "Sunrise", "Carnival", "Pendulum", "The River Rise", "Dream Lullaby", "A Song While Waiting", "Big White Cloud", "Grey Goes Black", "Halcyon Daze", "Blues Run The Game (Live)" and more. CD
Also available Has God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP 34.99

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New LeadbellyDiggin My Potatoes – The Essential Blue Archive ... CD
Blue/SPV (Germany), 1940s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(CD sleeve has a cutout notch.)

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New ManhattansBack To Basics ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Manhattans get back to basics, but they're also working with a sound that's a bit smoother and more contemporary than before – a mix of slightly grooving rhythms and mellower quiet storm moments, the latter of which is especially well-suited to their vocals! There's a bit less harmonizing than before – at least on the main lyrics of the tunes – but the sound is still plenty darn great, and the group remain head and shoulders above most of the younger soul groups of the time. Regina Belle delivers guest vocals on one track, and Bobby Womack wrote and produced a number of tracks on the set. Titles include "Change Of Heart", "All I Need", "Mr DJ", "Just Like You", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Don't Look In My Eyes", and "Neither One Of Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with a promo stamp, tape on the spine, and light wear.)

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New MetallicaMetallica Through The Never (4LP 180 gram vinyl) (45RPM) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Blackened, 2013. New Copy 4 LPs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Songs from throughout Metallica's career – all recorded live – on 4 X 180 gram vinyl! Includes "Ecstasy Of Gold", "Creeping Death", "For Whom The Bells Tools", "Fuel", "Ride The Lightning", "Wherever I May Roam", "Master Of Puppets", "Battery", "Nothing Else Matters", "Enter Sandman", "Hit The Lights", "Orion" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(4LP 45PRM version on black 180 gram vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 4000 copies.)

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New Nicole Mitchell's Sonic ProjectionsEmerald Hills ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2010. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sharpest sessions we've heard from Nicole Mitchell in years – a record that still holds onto the spiritual depth she's developed strongly over the past decade, yet one that also returns to some of the bolder avant modes of her roots! The group here is nice and lean – Mitchell on flutes, alongside David Boykin on tenor, Craig Taborn on piano, and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion – a Chicago group recorded in a comfortable local setting, one that really allows them to stretch out and hit new heights! It's great to hear Mitchell hitting so many voices with her instrument – and there's a broad range of tones and moods that really reminds us of the early AACM tradition. Titles include "Surface Of Syrius", "Visitations", "Ritual & Rebellion", "Chocolate Chips", "Wild Life", "Wishes", and "Affirmations". CD

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New Ennio MorriconeIl Grande Silenzio/Un Bellissimo Novembre ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from Ennio Morricone – 2 soundtracks from different genres of film, but both linked together nicely through their styles! Il Grande Silenzio is a spaghetti western, but Morricone's music for the film is remarkably sweet – done in that blend of light melody, isolated instrumentation, and slight electric touches that show up on some of his best work of the Mondo Morricone era. A few tracks are more dramatic or moody, but there's a great feel overall – set up by the theme "Il Grande Silenzio", and followed up by tunes that include "Viaggio", "Voci Nel Deserto", "E L'Amore Verra", and "Invito All'Amore". Un Bellissimo Novembre is a completely different style of film – one that deals with the flowering of young love – but it's also got some sweet Morricone themes that sparkle nicely, done with lusher string orchestrations, but also some key touches that include whistling and a bit of that trademark Morricone "boing"! Includes vocal and instrumental versions of the tune "Nuddu" – plus "Sensi", "Buio Mattino", and "Ancora Piu Dolcemente". CD

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New Mucca PazzaSafety Fifth ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from one of our city's greatest groups of the past decade – the mighty Mucca Pazza, a darn funky band who are heavy on horns, but move with an incredibly lean groove! The label describes the group as "the marching band that thinks it's a rock band" – but we've always found these guys to be even more playful than that – not rock, but kind of a multi-instrumental "happening" – especially when they crop up at street performances – which are always as visually stimulating as they are musically groovy! This full album represents the group even better than we might have imagined – with a great focus on the harder-romping sound of their music. Titles include "Sexy Bull", "Marcia Anormale", "Boss Taurus", "Monster Tango", "Rabbits & Trees", "Last Days", "Sunday Showing (part 1)", and "Coolashell". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Muntu (Jemeel Moondoc)Muntu Recordings (First Feeding/Eveing Of The Blue Men/Live At Ali's Alley) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal recordings from Jemeel Moondoc's important Muntu ensemble – a group who worked with amazing energy in the avant scene of the late 70s – easily offering up some of the greatest performances from the members involved! There's a mixture of structure and freedom to these tracks that's mighty nice – a bold conception of message headed by Moondoc, but executed with these open solos that really show the full talents of every musician. The lineup shifts a bit over the space of the recordings here – the First Feeding album features Moondoc on alto, Arthur Williams on trumpet, Mark Hennen on piano, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums; Evening Of The Blue Men has trumpeter Roy Campbell joining Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr; and the previously-unreleased Live At Ali's Alley is an extended trio performance from Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr – one long track that really opens up! Equally amazing is the package – 3CDs in an oversized case, packaged with a beautiful book that's over 100 pages – with notes on the group, sessionography, vintage photos, poster reproductions, and more. CD
(Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.)

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New NewbanNewban/Newban 2 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Guiness/BBE (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful package – a set that brings together two rare funk albums by Newban, an early version of Atlantic Starr – plus bonus tracks too! The first Newban record is one of the sweetest ensemble funk albums of the 70s – and a record that's gone on to become a classic, despite the fact that most people know little about the group! Newban have a sound that's almost a jazzier take on the Earth Wind & Fire groove of the time – a style that's warm and fluid, and which really gets past the cliches of other larger funk acts – and manages to find a space in sound that's all its own! There's lots of odd phrasings and chords on the set – creating these very blue passages even when the group's grooving in an uptempo mode – almost like the sense of sadness that creeps out from Stevie Wonder's work during his best early 70s years. The sound is totally unique, and uniquely wonderful – and the album includes the classic "Father Time", plus the cuts "Magic Lady", "Mellow Days, Easy Nights", "Fatback Sally", and "Hungry Grin". Newban 2 is every bit as great as the first album – if not better – with some excellent excellent lost material that's the kind of stuff that still keeps you diggin' for the hard ones. Includes the track "Greenburgh", with a tight funky intro and a smooth sweet soul groove, plus lots of other great cuts like "Free Your Mind", "Easin' Through", "Find a Place to Live", and "Rhythm & Rhyme". This deluxe package also features three rare bonus tracks – "Oh Wow", "Miracle Holiday", and "Bells" – tracks recorded before the first two albums! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Newban/Newban 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 5 – The Sextet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1956. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a session from Lennie Niehaus – one of his best 50s albums for Contemporary, and one of his most obscure too! The album features Lennie's alto in the company of a group that includes Bill Perkins on tenor and flute, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet. There's no piano at all in the group, and the four horns come together magically – with a well-composed sound that's got all the tightness of LA in the 50s, but with more than enough solo room ot let Lennie and the others sparklet. Titles include "Belle Of The Ball", "Fond Memories", "Knee Deep", "Take It From Me", and "Elbow Room". CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Laura Nyro with LabelleGonna Take A Miracle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's an incredibly hip blend of her own great songwriting and some of the more righteous strands of American soul music at the time. Most of the tracks are older soul numbers – some done relatively straight, others done with the more personal, contemplative style you'd expect from Nyro during these years. And decades before Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone started hitting territory like this, Nyro proved that a set of soul tracks like this could come off well, if handled with the right talent! Titles include "The Bells", "I Met Him On A Sunday", "Spanish Harlem", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "Desiree", "The Wind", "Nowhere To Run", and "It's Gonna Take A Miracle". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "A Natural Woman", "Ooh Child", "Up On The Roof", and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing". CD

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New OutkastATLiens ... CD
LaFace, 1996. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge creative leap forward from the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, with crazy free flowing, intelligent rhymes and soulful outer space grooves that still manage to stay grounded enough to aptly reflect the darker realities of the ATL. Most tracks have a laid back southern fried groove, and Dre and Big Boi's rhymes are just about as inventive as any you'll find. Essential! Tracks include "ATLiens", "Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)", "Wheelz Of Steel", "Jazzy Belle", "Babylon", "Millennium", and "13th Floor/Growing Old". 14 cuts in all. CD

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New William ParkerCentering – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1987 (6CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of music from legendary bassist William Parker – 6 CDs' worth of performances, all of them unreleased, packaged together in a limited edition box set with a detailed booklet as well! The scope of the sounds is amazing – almost like finding the full career of a jazz musician in one space – even though it's only a slice of the rich contributions that Parker has made to music over his decades in jazz! A number of the tracks features important large ensembles that push forward ideas from the loft jazz generation – with players who include Daniel Carter on saxes, David S Ware on tenor, Jemeel Moondoc on alto, Charles Tyler on baritone, Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik on trumpets, Billy Bang on violin, and Rashid Bakr and Dennis Charles on drums. Other tracks feature sparer pairings that are especially haunting – duets between Parker's bass and the alto and trumpet of Daniel Carter, a trio with David S Ware on tenor and Dennis Charles on drums, and two long duo tracks with tenorist Charles Gayle! The whole thing's amazing – worth far more in music than its hefty price tag – and a huge discovery throughout! CD
(Hand numbered limited edition of 1000.)

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New William ParkerThrough Acceptance Of The Mystery Place ... LP
Centering, 1976/1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from William Parker – a set of work inspired by the poems of Kenneth Patchen, and performed with a really vivid sound overall! The players here differ from track to track – and the album comes together almost like a sonic suite – echoing some themes very slightly, not in a musical way, but more of an emotive one – gently lyrical one minute, but more boldly expressive at another. Players include Billy Bang and Polly Bradfield on violin, Toshinori Kondo on alto horn, Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Arthur Williams on trumpet, John Hagen and Charles Brackeen on tenor, and Parker on bass. Titles include "Rattles & Bells & The Light Of The Sea", "Desert Flower", "Through Acceptance Of The Mystery Peace", and "Commitment". CD also features a bonus track recorded in 1976 – "Face Hands Still Folded", with Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen on violin, and Parker performing a recitation. LP, Vinyl record album
(In beautiful shape!)
Also available Through Acceptance Of The Mystery Place (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99

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New Ann PeeblesHi Singles As and Bs ... CD
Demon/West Side (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster package of Ann Peebles' singles for Hi Records! The set features a total of 47 tracks in all, and includes every single a-side and b-side of Ann's 7 inch releases for Hi during her time at the label. 2 cuts are duets with Don Bryant, a lot more are famous numbers that you'll recognize instantly, and a number of sides on the set are ones that you've probably never heard before, but will find rank nicely with Ann's more famous work! Titles include "I've Been There Before", "99 lbs", "I'll Get Along",j "Walk Away", "Beware", "You Got To Feed The Fire", "A Good Day For Lovin", "When I'm In Your Arms", "If This Is Heaven", "It Was Jealousy", "Mon Belle Amour", "Be For Me", and "Let Your Lovelight Shine". 2CDs, and loads of tracks! CD

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New Piero PiccioniSeven Cadaveri Per Scotland Yard ... CD
Beat/Quartet (Spain), 1971. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A greatly expanded version of this Italian horror soundtrack – with way more music than we've ever seen on any previous edition! Piero Piccioni did the soundtrack for Seven Murders For Scotland Yard – in a style that mixes more dramatic orchestrations with a few great mod touches on organ, flute, and percussion – which step out nicely on the groovier tracks, and bring in a nice note of action and surprise to a score that's mostly tense and poised for danger! These few light bits really offset things nicely – and create an unsettling feel in a work that's pretty darn dark overall, and which shows some of the most somber qualities we've ever heard in Piccioni's music. Titles include "Seven Murders", "Unknown Maniac", "Reminding The Ripper", "Suspecting", "Inspector Campbell", and "Professor Christie" – and the CD features a total of 22 tracks in all! CD

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New Arthur RussellWorld Of Arthur Russell ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music beyond description – a unique blend of disco, funk, avant garde, and dub – the wonderful world of the late Arthur Russell! Russell was a bass player by trade, but he was schooled in both classical and Eastern music forms – and brought an incredibly fresh vision to his work in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. To some, Russell was a groundbreaking disco pioneer – with an offbeat production style and unique conception of rhythm. To others, Russell was a performance artist and avant garde musician – working in circles that included Phillip Glass, David Byrne, and Robert Wilson. This mix of modes was very much a part of the post-disco, post-punk sound of New York at the time – and nobody summarized it (or allowed it!) better than Russell himself. This excellent set from Soul Jazz is one of the first to truly give him his due – and it brings together a large amount of his disco-related projects, plus a few more introspective numbers cut under his own name. The sound is incredible – unlike anything you could categorize – especially on the Russell-titled numbers – and as always with Soul Jazz, the whole thing's beautifully packaged, with rich notes on the music and the person behind it! Titles include "Go Bang (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Wax The Van" by Lola, "Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan mix)" by Loose Joints, "In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Pop Your Funk" by Loose Joints, "Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Indian Ocean, and "Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons mix)", "A Little Lost", "In The Light Of The Miracle", and "Keeping Up" by Arthur Russell himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful triple vinyl set – limited edition!!!)

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New Savath & SavalasApropa't ... CD
Warp, 2004. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Scott Heron of Prefuse 73 fame decided to go explore his roots in Spain and met Eva Puyuelo Muns, which resulted in this transcontinental genre bending collaboration. On Apropa't, you can hear traces of Scott's penchant for analog synth manipulation wizardry, but at it's true core is glorious minimal folk and Spanish psych rock. The whole thing was done with a cast of Chicago musicians, then manipulated in a studio. Every word is Spanish and Scott sings in tandem with Eva on most of the tracks. With all the Prefuse hip hop fame, some of you may shun this as being a doomed experiment, but it sounds very mature and they pull it all together with the confidence of seasoned songwriters. This is a beautiful album, full of floating melodies, light electronic touches, haunting vocal harmonies, delicate acoustic guitars, and a unique sound all their own. Tracks include "Te Quiero Pero Por Otro Lado", "Colores Sin Nombre", "Sol De Media Tarde", "Um Girassol Da Cor De Seu Cabelo", "DeJame", "Victima Belleza", "Radio Llocs Espacials", and "Ultimo Tran". CD

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New Bobby ScottCompositions Of Bobby Scott ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful work from pianist Bobby Scott – a perfect showcase not just for his young talents as a composer and arranger, but also for a host of key solo performers as well! This full album brings together two previous 10" LP sessions – both of them brilliant, and graced by some of the most modern talents Bethlehem Records had to offer – which makes for extremely fresh sounds from Scott's wonderful music – jazz that's at a level that's really hard to peg – neither west coast cool, nor east coast arranged – but a really special space of its own! Even when tunes are short, they're full of feeling – and really make tremendous use of the individual players – who include Hal McKusick on alto, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Ronnie Woellmer on the first session – and the amazing Charlie Mariano on alto for the second, sounding incredible here – alongside Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Frank Rosolino on trombone. Titles include "Moon Tan", "Kwan Youen", "Wigwam", "The Creed", "A Parable", "The Wig", "Count Bill", and "Cerebellum". CD

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New SeaworthyBellows & Breath ... CD
Preservation (Australia), 2012. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Australian ambient. CD
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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New StraussArabella – Lisa Della Casa/Otto Edelmann/Ira Malaniuk/Georg Solti/Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
London, 1957. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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New Tribe Called QuestBonita Applebum (radio edit, rmx, LP, inst, UK 12'' mix, UK radio edit) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mix labelled as "remix" here is the same as the "Hootie" mix on other 12"s, with the Isley Bros. sample. The extended UK mix is the one to check for, a 9 minute excursion with the same Ramp sample as the original, with slightly busier beats and an extended middle groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, in a stickered Jive sleeve with some wear and some masking tape.)

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New Bobby ValentinIn Motion ... LP
Fania, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout 70s session from Bobby Valentin – his last record for Fania, and a perfect example of the strengths that had allowed him to rise up to the ranks of the label's famous All-Stars! Bobby's playing electric bass throughout, but his biggest skill here is really that of a leader – one who really brings strong focus to the group, and lets it hit strongly both on righteous groovers and some warmer numbers too. Vocals are by Marvin Santiago and Frankie Hernandez – and titles include "Amar Y Vivir", "Borinquen You Te Canto", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Bella Mujer", and "Safa Diablo" – plus a surprising Latin jazz version of "Shiny Stockings"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some pen on the back.)

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New Luke VibertPolished Solid/Radart/Frogs Belly ... 12-inch
Mo Wax (UK), 1998. Used (pic cover).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Fred Wesley & The Horny HornsFinal Blow ... CD
AEM, 1995. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not entirely sure when this one was recorded – at the time of the original 2 Horny Horns albums on Atlantic, or during the mid 90s, when the CD was released. We can say, though, that the album has a very similar feel to most of the classic work – except that the production's a bit rougher, leading us to wonder if the tracks are demos. The material features all the great funky playing of earlier days – with work by Bootsy, Fred Wesley, Maceo, and Bernie Worrell – and the CD comes packaged with instructions from George Clinton on how to get in touch with him if you want to sample the CDs for a hip hop record! Tracks include "Bells", "Fallen Off The Edge", "Lickty Split", "Oh, I Don't Think Sew", and "The Cookie Monster". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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New VariousBoyz In The Hood - Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1991. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The movie that set the stage for all the 'hood' films of the past decade, reintroduced the world to Compton, and made Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding household names. The soundtrack includes Main Source "Friendly Game Of Baseball remix", and some nice pre-GFunk West Coast tracks from back when Ice Cube was still dope – Ice Cube "How To Survive In South Central", Compton's Most Wanted "Growin Up In The Hood", KAM "Every Single Weekend", Yo Yo "Mama Don't Take No Mess", plus songs from Tone! Toni! Tony!, Monie Love, Tevin Campbell. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label explicit promo.)

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New VariousDouble Blast Of Super Soul – Saturday Night At The Uptown/Apollo Saturday Night ... CD
Pacific, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible session of soul – tracks recorded live at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, featuring some of the hippest Stax and Atlantic artists in a very raw setting! The album's got a feel that's a lot less forced than other famous live Apollo sets of the time – very relaxed, but very authentic too – as the singers are given plenty of space to take the lead, and heard here with a quality that's more spontaneous than some of their studio sides. The audience gets a bit of space – but never as bombastically so as on a James Brown record – and given how many artists Atlantic discovered at The Apollo, the album's a nice nod of "thanks" in the right direction! Titles include "I Found A Love" and "Alabama Bound" by The Falcons, "Pain In My Heart" and "These Arms Of Mine" by Otis Redding, "Speedo's Back In Town" by The Coasters, "Misty" and "Say Yeah" by Doris Troy, "Rockin Chair" and "Walkin The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "Stand By Me" and "Groovin" by Ben E King, and a special finale version of "What'd I Say". Classic live stuff at the Uptown Theatre in Philly, with a mix of Atlantic artists, and artists borrowed from other east coast labels. Performances include "My Girl Sloopy" by The Vibrations, "Down The Aisle" by Patti LaBell & The Bluebells, "If You Need Me" by Wilson Pickett, "The Watusi" by The Vibrations, "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl" by Patti & The Emblems, "Can't You Hear The Beat" by The Carltons, and more! CD
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New VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. LP, Vinyl record album
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