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Bosq with Tita LimaPaciencia De Jo (Tall Black Guy remix, remix inst, orig, orig inst) (white colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the warmer grooves we've heard from Bosq so far – but that might also come from the soulful touches brought to the remix from Tall Black Guy too! "Paciencia De Jo" has this stepping glide that comes from mellow beats and sweet female vocals from Tita Lima – layered together very tightly, and with this nice sort of spacey feel. The original version has the vocals much more upfront – alongside some jazzy touches on keyboards and vibes that really warm things up! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on white vinyl too!)

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Chris ByarsPhotos In Black, White & Gray ... CD
Smalls, 2006. Used ... $6.99
CD

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Copy ... $14.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". T-Shirt
Also available
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (SMALL, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Copy ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". T-Shirt
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Crate Half Full – Grey (LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (SMALL, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 14.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Copy ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". T-Shirt
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Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (SMALL, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 14.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Copy ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt
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Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (SMALL, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 14.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (SMALL, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Copy ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 27", Chest: 36", Waist 36". T-Shirt
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Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... T-Shirt 14.99

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Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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New Cheap TrickIn Color & Black & White ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
About as classic as you can get from these Rockford rockers – with cuts that include "Hello There", "Southern Girls", "Downed", "Big Eyes", "You're All Talk", "Oh Caroline", and "I Want You To Want Me" LP, Vinyl record album

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New Genius/GZALiquid Swords Instrumentals (black & white colored vinyl) ... LP
Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Shaolin hip hop essential! Liquid Swords is a high water mark in the Wu Tang canon – with some of the finest production of RZA's career. It's quite possibly our favorite record in the entire Wu pantheon, and next to Enter The Wu Tang and a select handful of other first wave Wu Tang solo shots, it's among the few that plays solidly from start to finish. An absolute hip hop classic, and the beats are entirely worthy of having on their own. Includes "Liquid Swords", "Duel Of The Iron Mic", "Living In The World Today", "Gold", "Cold World", "Labels", "4th Chamber", "Shadowboxin", "Killa Hills 10304", "Investigative Reports" and "I Gotcha Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand pulled screen printed jacked by Antidesigns.)

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New StranglersBlack And White ... LP
A&M, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey marbled vinyl pressing. Cover has some sticker spots.)

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New Pointer SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great step into the 80s for The Pointer Sisters – a record that has them bringing in themes that are a bit more soulful than some of their previous efforts! The album's still got all the big crossover potential of their other hits – but the groove's got a solidly soulful vibe overall – plenty catchy, and with some great 80s elements bubbling underneath – more than enough to freshen up their sound, and give the trio great new territory to work through! Titles include the mega-hit "Slow Hand" – plus "Sweet Lover Man", "We're Gonna Make It", "What A Surprise", "Got To Find Love", "Fall In Love Again", "Should I Do It", and "Someday We'll Be Together". CD features bonus tracks "Someday We'll Be Together (edit)", "What A Surprise (edit)", and "Holdin Out For Love". CD

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New Tony Joe WhiteBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monument/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Damn soulful work from Tony Joe White – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was so great at skirting both the borders of rock and soul music at the end of the 60s! There's a really fresh, new groove going on here – a vibe that shows an artist who's spent a decade drawing in all the best elements of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, with a slight touch of Nashville country at times too (no surprise, given the Monuments Records release of the set) – but also a more biting singer/songwriter ethos that really pushes the whole thing out to a much bigger rockish vibe! Drums are amazing – played by Jerry Carrigan with an especially funky quality on side one – and the tunes are a mix of great originals by White – many of which would be covered by others in years to come – plus some well-chosen covers, too. Tracks include "Soul Francisco", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", "Polk Salad Annie", "Aspen Colorado", "Who's Makin Love", and "Scratch My Back". CD features two bonus tracks too – "Ten More Miles" and "Georgia Pines". CD
 
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Black MarvelRight Place For Action (main, inst)/Revalations (main, inst) ... 12-inch
White Label, Late 90s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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AaliyahAge Ain't Nothing But A Number (180 gram white vinyl – with bonus track) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Jive, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
Her first LP, produced by R Kelly. 11 tracks, plus the intro and a bonus remix of the single "Back & Forth", also includes the title track, "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do", 'Street thing", "Old School" and "I'm Down". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday At Storyville (white vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Storyville/ORG, 1951/1953. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
Rare live material from Billie Holiday – recorded at the Storyville club in Boston, and featuring some especially hip small combo backing! A good portion of the work appears to have been broadcast on radio – which means that the sound quality is professional, and done for a bigger audience – at a level that easily matches Holiday albums for bigger labels at the time. One set of tracks from October of 1951 feature Stan Getz on tenor and Buster Harding on piano – and another batch from a week later features Harding's trio, without Getz. The last set of tracks is from 1953, with Carl Drinkard leading a trio with Jimmy Woode on bass – and the album features a total of 13 tracks that include "You Go To My Head", "Willow Weep For Me", "I Cover The Waterfront", "He's Funny That Way", "Billie's Blues", "Miss Brown To You", and "Them There Eyes". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition!)

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New ScriabinWhite Mass/Black Mass/Piano Sonatas No 7 to 10 – Szidon ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New George ClintonPaint The White House Black ... 12-inch
Paisley Park, 1993. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp and a small crease on one corner.)

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New Earl HinesIndispensable Earl Hines Vol 1 – 1929 to 1939 ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), 1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Afro Cuban BandBlack Widow Woman/Delicado ... 12-inch
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Latiny club grooves from the Afro-Cuban Band – produced with some nice electric touches on keyboards! "Black Widow Woman" has a hard-stepping sort of groove – one that's got a strutting sort of feel – and "Delicado" is a bit jazzier, with some nice Latin trumpet over the top of the rhythms. Both tracks presented in a special disco mix too. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Arista sleeve.)

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenLower East Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A great follow-up to the previous collaboration between pianist Ehud Asherie and tenorist Harry Allen – this time titled after a darker corner of downtown New York! As with the other date, this one features no other instrumentation at all – just warmly expressive duets on piano and tenor – spun out with the kind of classic tones you'd expect from Allen's work with bigger groups, yet also more intimate and personal as well. Tunes are mostly older standards, evoking the Lower East of the postwar years, and the key clubs that used to grace that scene – and titles include "Hey There", "Thou Swell", "Sposin", "Portrait In Black & White", and "Some Other Time". CD

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Be Bop DeluxeLive In The Air Age ... LP
EMI/Harvest, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white vinyl pressing, with printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Harry BelafonteCalypso Carnival/Warm Touch ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Early 70s work from Harry Belafonte – and two records that are surprisingly groovy, and surprisingly ahead of their time! Calypso Carnival mixes Belafonte's older groove with a sunnier, more swinging 70s style – arranged by Ralph MacDonald and Frankie Francis with a surprising degree of soul at times – particularly that mix of Caribbean elements and American grooves that others like Johnny Nash would score big with in a few years. Ralph's arrangements are wonderful – and titles include "Lena", "Chinita", "Don't Stop The Carnival", "Elegant Donkey", "Season For Carnival", and "Black & White". Warm Touch has Harry Belafonte hitting a mode that's a bit warm, but a bit soulful too – a mix of styles that comes from arrangers William Eaton and Robert Freedman, each of whom do slightly different things with that magnificent Belafonte voice! Some tunes are laidback and mellow, and the record mixes in elements from some of the better singer-songwriters of the time – a nice change that gets past the calypso modes that Belafonte had maybe recorded a bit too much by this time. Titles include "Circle Round The Sun", "No Regrets", "Cycles", "The Circle Game", "Rainy Day Man", "Fare Thee Well", "Her Song", and "The Paris Song". CD

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Black, Rock-N-RonThat's How I'm Living (voc, bonus beats, inst) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Miquel BrownManpower/Close To Perfection – Disco Recharge ... CD
TSR/Harmless (UK), 1983/1985. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of albums from Miquel Brown – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is plenty of Manpower from Miquel Brown– the Canadian club singer who scored big with the classic "So Many Man So Little Time" club cut in the early 80s – then followed it up with this full album of late disco grooves! Brown's vocal approach is in the higher side of the spectrum – and the cuts take off on the style of some of the Canadian disco modes for divas from a few years before – but feature some instrumentation that's a bit more 80s, especially in the keyboards and beats. There's a few older soul touches at times – and the album's produced by Ian Levine and arranged by co-producer Fiachra Trench – usually in a mode that's somewhat poppy and hook-heavy. Titles include "So Many Men So Little Time", "Manpower", "Beeline", "Sunny Day", "He's A Saint He's A Sinner", and "Maybe He Forgot". CD also features "So Many Men So Little Time (hot tracks Rob Kimble rmx)", "Beeline (Mike Mayberry 12" rmx)", and "So Many Men So Little Time (2009 metropolitan soul rmx)". Close To Perfection has Miquel Brown hitting more of an 80s groove than before – but still holding onto a few of her best disco elements – in the hands of the same production team as previous singles, but maybe also trying to reach for more contemporary club modes as well. Titles include "One Hundred Percent", "Learn The Lines Of Love", "White Lace", "The Easy Way Out", "Blind Date", and "Black Leather". CD also features "Black Leather (12" mix)", "Close To Perfection (M&M rmx)", and "Love Reputation (12" ext dance)". CD

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Ivan Brunetti, edAnthology Of Graphic Fiction Vol 2– Cartoons & True Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 28.00
An amazing collection – and one that features work from just about every hip alternative comic artist of the past 30 years! The volume's heavy on work from the Raw generation onward – and although there's a few vintage bits here by Windsor McCay, Harvey Kurtzman, and Fletcher Hanks, most of the contents are from generations of artists who start in the Art Spiegelman years of the 70s, and move up through the contemporary work of Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics! There's a whopping 400 pages in the book – both black and white and full color comics from the likes of Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, Drew Friedman, Mark Beyer, Kaz, Archer Prewitt, Richard Sala, Chris Ware, Seth, Lynda Barry, Debbie Dreschler, Chester Brown, Joe Sacco, Carrie Golus, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Matt, Charles Burns, and countless others! 400 pages, hardcover, in color and black and white. Book

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Brendan Burford, edSyncopated – An Anthology Of Nonfiction Picto Essays ... Book
Villard, 2009. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Non-fiction comics at their best – a really great little book that features a range of different material, all of it great! We're not familiar with most of the artists here, but the work is wonderful – and ranges from personal to historical to situational stories – including a history of postcards, a look at contemporary Coney Island, a meeting with a 60s photographer, and many other tales from the personal lives of the artists. The drawing is great, and the storytelling even better – very mature, fully-formed stuff – from artists who include Jim Campbell, Brendan Burford, Paul Karasik, Alec Longstreth, Dave Kiersh, Nate Powell, Nick Bertozzi, and others. Book is 153 pages, softcover, and black and white. Book

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Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store – and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store – not just historically, but culturally as well – with an especially important focus on the need for stores in the digital age, as a way of keeping both the music, and interest in the music, alive and well for generations to come! As you might guess from the subtitle, authors Calamar and Gallo have a bit of an agenda in their portrait – but they really pave the way with some great recollections of record stores past, incredible bits not just from folks who owned and worked in stores, but also from famous shoppers, artists, and collectors too. And even cooler, the book is filled with lots of great photographs – wonderful images of old stores in color and black and white, plus lots of great sidebar bits that help draw a focus on key issues in record retail. If you, like us, get a bit of a rush every time you walk into a record store, then you'll be sure to get an equal rush from this book – a wonderful tome that's one we can send home to our parents, and finally show them we've got a career worth a bit of respect! 238 pages, hardcover, and really beautifully done. Book

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Larry CarltonEight Times Up ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Larry Carlton live in Tokyo – really sounding great in the stripped-down vibe of a concert performance! At the time, Carlton was still one of the most focused jazz fusion guitarists of his generation – really able to hone in on a great style and sound, with all the best expressive attitudes of guitar giants from years before – almost more of an updated bluesy soul jazz sound than some of the trippier or dippier modes of some of his contemporaries. There's definitely some rockish influences, but Larry also never over-jams his solos – nor tries to go for the crossover crowd – and titles include "House On The Hill", "Black & White", "Upper Kern", "Salud", and "Strikes Twice". CD

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Samuel ChartersLanguage Of Song – Journeys In The Musical World Of The African Diaspora ... Book
Duke University Press, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 25.98
Samuel Charters is up there with a handful of key figures in the 20th Century who helped preserve and expose a rich vein of American musical tradition – especially folk, blues, and gospel – and his work as both a writer and collector have helped shape our understanding of music for decades! This book features a series of essays by Charters on various scenes he's experienced – including an ear-opening trip to West Africa, plus stretches in Jamaica, Trinidad, The Bahamas, New Orleans, Cuba, Harlem, and the Georgia Sea Islands. Through these individual portraits, Charters traces a rich diaspora of African musical tradition – as roots and styles evolve over the years into countless new levels of expression. 352 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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ChocolatKings Of Clubs ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A lost groover on Salsoul, with 3 long cuts that all have a solid dancefloor sound! Tracks include the Latin-tinged "El Caravanero", which has a nice organ sound in it; "Orfeu Negro", a disco version of "Black Orpheus"; and the title cut, which runs for 15 minutes on side one. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear with a name in marker.)

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New CrusadersHollywood ... CD
MoWest/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A great record from The Crusaders – and an album that's really the start of the group's strong run of smooth funky jazz for the 70s – a very vibrant little set, even though the black and white cover makes the whole thing look a bit understated! The album's got the group dropping the "jazz" from their name, but it's still a great bit of LA funky soul jazz – with electric keyboards from Joe Sample that are very much in a late 60s mode, plus guitar from David T Walker and Arthur Adams, and bass from Chuck Rainey, in addition to fine work by regulars like Stix Hooper, Wayne Henderson, and Wilton Felder. Tracks have a tight and uncomplicated funky approach, with a slightly smooth edge – and titles include "Do Yourself A Favor", "Try A Little Harder", "Cold Duck Eddie", "Way Back Home", and the Afro-funky groover "Alekesam"! CD

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Wilbur De ParisWilbur De Paris At Symphony Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
Wilbur DeParis may be working at Symphony Hall in Boston, but the sound here is pure New Orleans jazz all the way through – played in a tight small combo setting that features Wilbur on both slide and valve trombone, alongside Sidney DeParis on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, Sonny White on piano, and Bennie Moten on bass! The hall gives a nicely echoey feel to the performance – almost an audio quality that's more vintage than the date of the recording – although all players come through with great clarity overall. Drummer Wilbert Kirk also plays a bit of harmonica – and titles include "Banjoker", "Sister Kate", "Cielito Lindo", "Farewell Blues", and "Juba Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has remnants of a small sticker.)

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New Thomas Denenberg, edBackstage Pass – Rock & Roll Photography ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
A beautiful collection of vintage rock photographs, with a heavy focus on the 60s and 70s – wrapped up in a really lovely volume that also includes essays by Greil Marcus and a few photographers – in support of these gorgeous shots of artists who range from David Bowie to Johnny Cash, to The Supremes, Beastie Boys, Chet Baker, James Brown, Deborah Harry, B-52s, Iggy Pop, Kiss, Labelle, Lou Reed, and dozens and dozens of others! There's no overarching theory to the book, just a focus on really well-done, really striking photographs from a number of different photographers – over 100 images in all, wrapped up in a great oversized book with heavy paper that offers great reproductions of the color and black and white images. Book

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New Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityOpen (aka Jools) ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
Great stuff – one of the amazing early albums from the team of Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger – kind of a next-generation to the Brit beat group sound of the mid 60s – one that moves beyond simple R&B modes, to bring in more sophisticated soul and jazz touches! Driscoll's vocals are amazing – some of the boldest belted out in the British scene at the time – and Auger's Hammond work really cooks throughout – at a level that easily makes him one of the best UK organists to hit the scene, amidst some very heady company in the 60s. There's a few bluesy moments, but our favorites are the funky ones – especially the group's reading of "Season Of The Witch", which is tremendous. Other cuts include "In & Out", "Black Cat", "Goodbye Jungle Telegraph", and "Break It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and a promo sticker.)

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New Echoes Of The PastIssue No 110 ... Magazine
Echoes Of The Past, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
Echoes of the Past once again grabs our ears with a great set of features – articles on rare groups from the 60s singles underground – most of whom we'd never heard before! This issue looks at The Dedications – the group who later became The Soul Survivors – as well as Wally Osborne & The Starfires, Jimmy Guilford & The Four Sounds, Bobby Jay, and Indiana's The Valentines, not to be confused with the better-known group! As usual, the articles come with label scans and discographical details – and although the publication is black and white, it can always be trusted for colorful content. Magazine

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Wil EisnerComic Book Artist Vol 2 No 6 – Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Will Eisner ... Book
Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
A special issue of Comic Book Artist – dedicated to the (then) recently-departed Will Eisner – one of the greatest talents of the 20th Century! The issue features loads of images in color and black and white – including rare Eisner artwork, and tributes from artists who include Mike Allred, Jack Davis, Gilbert Hernandez, and dozens more – many of whom also share their thoughts on Eisner's work and influence. The book also features interviews with Will, and a number of other features on his legacy – and the whole thing is 252 pages, in color and black and white! Book

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Redd Foxx & Richard PryorPryor Goes Foxx Hunting ... LP
Laff, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With "Shot Face", "Ugly Folks", "Knock Knock", "Puke", "That Old White Magic", "White Folks", "Got A Dollar", "Wino Panthers", "Black & Proud", "Getting The Nut", "Faggot", "Passin Gas", "Compact Spooks" and "Grandma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To the Pleasuredome ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Arguably one of the greatest concept albums of the 80s – and the only really strong full length album cut by Frankie Goes To Hollywood! At the time of the set, the group was riding high on the success and controversy of their singles "Relax" and "Two Tribes" – but in the ambitious ZTT mode, sought to expand their sound way past familiar hits, and into a realm of sonic exploration that rivaled that of labelmates Art Of Noise. Don't get us wrong, because the Frankie of this album is still very much in groove-oriented territory – but they also let Horn take over with some more striking tunes that are both longer and shorter than the usual pop track – offsetting the vocal numbers on the record with a rich tapestry of musical backdrops that also more firmly forward the group's social and sexual leanings. The album features surprising covers of "War", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Born To Run" – plus the hits "Relax" and "Two Tribes", and the original numbers "Welcome To the Pleasure Dome", "Krisco Kisses", "The Ballad Of 32", "Wish The Lads Were Here", "Black Night White Light", "The Only Star In Heaven", "The Power Of Love", and "Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a factory sticker.)

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Franz K TrioTerres De Blues ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 2011. Used ... $1.99
Great work from the trio of singer Francoise-Franca Cuomo – a singer with a great blend of experimental modes and European inflections – easily one of the freshest jazz vocalists we've heard in years! The instrumentation here is very spare – just bass and piano – both played with evocative shifts in tone and timing, to match Cuomo's inventive style of singing – a blend that, all together, reminds us somewhat of the more experimental spare Sheila Jordan sessions from years back – although there's also some spoken passages here in French, which definitely give the record a different feeling, and an influence from blues that's bubbling underneath. Music includes a fair bit of songs from rootsy sources, turned towards more offbeat phrasing – and titles include "Alabama Blues", "Le Blues", "Viens Baby", "No Images", "Dealer/Harlem", "Speech", "Vietnam Blues", and "Black Brown & White". CD

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New Dizzy GillespieCool World/Dizzy Goes Hollywood ... CD
Verve, 1963/1964. Used ... $7.99
Nice one! Dizzy did the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World – a beautiful black and white film shot mostly on location in the Harlem of the early 60s. Mal Wladron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't often hear in his other 60's work. The recording was made by his great group that included Kenny Barron and James Moody, and the titles include "The Pusher", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", and "Enter Priest". The CD also features the groovier Dizzy Goes Hollywood, which features the same group doing jazz readings of 60's soundtrack themes like "Carioca", "Never On Sunday", "More", and "Walk On The Wild Side". The whole thing's got 22 tracks in all, and is a very cool slice of Dizzy's career that you'll be hard pressed to find on vinyl! CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert GreenfieldLast Sultan – The Life & Times Of Ahmet Ertegun (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
The amazing story of Ahmet Ertegun – the driving force behind Atlantic Records, and a crucial figure in popular music in the 20th Century! Ahmet's story is the stuff of legend – and this book delivers the whole thing in stunning detail – from Ertegun's early years as the child of the Turkish ambassador, to his adolescent love of jazz and blues, to his launching Atlantic with his brother – initially to dominate the field of rhythm and blues, then jazz and soul, then even mainstream rock and roll! The hefty book is over 400 pages in length, and features a handful of black and white images too. Book
(There is a small remainder mark on the spine.)

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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Cigars Of The Pharaoh (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2006. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there's a brilliance to their sense of economy and use of pen and ink – a quality of Herge's drawing that may well come through better than in his later color materials. Black and white, hardcover, 129 pages. Book

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HergeAdventures Of Tintin – Tintin In America (hardcover) ... Book
Casterman, Late 30s/2004. New Copy ... $5.99 24.95
An early version of this classic adventure of Tintin the boy adventurer – reproduced here in the style of Herge's original serialized version of the tale, and not the later book! Tintin has his striking early look throughout – and although the drawings are more simple than later, there's a brilliance to their sense of economy and use of pen and ink – a quality of Herge's drawing that may well come through better than in his later color materials. Black and white, hardcover, 129 pages. Book

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Todd HigniteArt Of Jaime Hernandez – The Secrets Of Life & Death (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
Magnificent art from the great Jamie Hernandez – our favorite half of Los Brothers Hermanos, known for their brilliant work on Love & Rockets! The volume is part art book, part critical essay – with very thoughtful material from Todd Hignite that not only fills in some key biographical information about Jamie (at least the parts you couldn't guess from his comics), but also places his groundbreaking work within a larger cultural context. The oversized book features both color and black and white material – including lots of sketches, original artwork, and even a reproduction of the La Maggie La Loca serial that ran in the New York Times. A must for any fan of Love & Rockets – hardcover, oversize, 221 pages, with color and black and white images. Book

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New Ice CubePredator ... CD
Priority/Lench Mob, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Cube's last truly great full length, from 1992, when he was leaving the gangsta stuff behind and had grown into an incredibly sharp social commentator and ghetto portrait painter. The rhymes, and even the liner note acknowledgements ("Ice Cube wishes to acknowledge white America's continued commitment to the silence and oppression of black men. . .") are wickedly incisive to this day. This could be his finest hour. Includes the singles "It Was A Good Day", "Check Yo Self" and "Wicked", "Gangsta's Fairytale 2", "Dirty Mack" and "Now I Gotta Wet'cha". Production by DJ Pooh, Muggs, Sir Jinx, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Cicily JanusNew Face Of Jazz – An Intimate Look At Today's Living Legends & The Artists Of Tomorrow ... Book
Billboard Books, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 21.99
A great rundown of the bigger names in contemporary jazz, plus key up-and-coming musicians too – laid out in individual features that also include statements from each artist on their music! The book doesn't cover everyone, but the scope is quite large – with over 100 different entries running from Michael Abene to Miguel Zenon – with listings for David Weiss, Steve Turre, Luis Bonilla, Bobby Broom, Stefon Harris, Kurt Elling, Jeremy Pelt, and many more of our favorites. The overall approach is a bit scattered, but the book's more than worth it alone to hear these artists reflect on their lives and sounds. 338 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Ben KatchorJulius Knipl Real Estate Photographer – Stories (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 1996. New Copy Book ... $3.99 17.99
A transformative view of the city – told through a series of pen and ink cartoons! Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, is a tremendous achievement from Ben Katchor – way more than just a book of comics – and instead, a musing on the urban condition that we'd rank right up their with the poetry of Baudelaire, or the writings of Walter Benjamin! Knipl has a way of inhabiting space without taking it up – moving around an aging New York with ease – while listening to personal conversations, glancing upwards at forgotten signage, patronizing dying businesses, and generally absorbing the city in ways that most of us would miss in our daily lives. This isn't patronizing stuff, or overly historical either – but a great portrait of the way that so many of us inhabit our cities at a really personal level – sometimes with forgotten poetry that we overlook. 106 pages, black and white, with an introduction by Michael Chabon, too! Book

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 1 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
A comics-based revision of the world's great literature – with work by a huge variety of top-shelf artists, over a range of tales that run from antiquity to the modern age! The book is super-heavy, and has a great sense of scope – and this first volume starts in ancient Greece and runs up to the 19th century – with material by Will Eisner, Peter Kuper, Robert Crumb, Gareth Hinds, Alice Duke, Molly Kiely, Rich Geary, JT Waldman, Eddie Fake, and many others – in a volume that's a great mix of color and black and white pages, and which runs for 500 very heavy pages! Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Russ Kick, edGraphic Canon Vol 2 – The World's Greatest Litrature As Comics & Visuals ... Book
Seven Stories Press, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 34.95
The second great volume in this unusual series – one that revises the world's literature in graphic novel form! This book covers a shorter span than the first – mostly the romantic poets to Oscar Wilde – but it's also got some wonderful material to work with – including the writings of Coleridge, Shelly, Keats, Frederick Douglass, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Dosteyevsky, Poe, Dickens, and other giants of the 19th century – presented in visual form by artists who include Hunt Emerson, Kim Dietch, S Clay Wilson, Alice Duke, Kako, Molly Kiely, Dame Darcy, and dozens of other contributors. Book is 500 pages, super-heavy, with images in color and black and white. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Greg KotI'll Take You There – Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, & The March Up Freedom's Highway ... Book
Scribner, 2014. New Copy Hardcover ... $6.99 26.00
Maybe the best-ever look at the legendary Mavis Staples – and the Staple Singers as well – a detailed, richly-written book on the Staples legacy in both gospel and soul music – penned by Chicago journalist Greg Kot! Kot wrote the book with full support from Mavis – who provides countless untold stories to illuminate her well-known music – and the project also features interviews with David Byrne, Prince, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper, and many others touched by the sound of the Staples! 308 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Jeff A Kreiter45 RPM Group Collector's Record Price Guide ... Book
Jeff A Kreiter, 1996. New Copy ... $19.99
A hell of a book, and way more than just a price guide – a publication that's now out of print, but which is still a key resource, even in the world of the internet! Author Jeff Kreiter compiles a huge amount of information on group soul records here – and a fair bit of other R&B and soul as well – in a book that runs almost 500 oversized pages, with listings of 7" singles on countless indie labels. The book lists 18,000 different 45s – with catalog numbers, artists, label, titles, and year of release – as well as pricing information from the 90s – which is fairly out of date now, but is still kind of nice to see. There's also information on different pressings, including possible bootlegs – and we still find it a great resource after all these years. 450 pages, black and white. Book
(Please note that there is a small price sticker on the cover.)

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Little Alfred & The Linden Black Youth ChoirI'm Dreaming Of A Black Christmas/For The Money ... 7-inch
Wizdom, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A crazy little single! "Black Christmas" is what you'd think it was – a mellow reworking of the White Christmas theme, done with a bit of righteousness that doesn't always come off that well, mostly because Alfred's a kid, and it's kind of hard to take him seriously. He's great on the flipside, though – because "For The Money" is a mostly instrumental funky party tune, with a rolling romping groove that's really nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A lesser-known follow-up to Julie London's classic Julie Is Her Name album – one that actually features Julie wearing clothes on the cover, but which still comes across with a very sexy sound! The approach here is similar to the first set – with Howard Roberts backing up Julie's vocals, in a style that's quite similar to that used by Barney Kessel the first time around. Red Mitchell's bass is really the only other instrumentation – and the spareness of the set is stunning – with a nakedness that gets past even Julie's heavy turtleneck on the cover! Titles include "If I'm Lucky", "Little White Lies", "Hot Toddy", "Blue Moon", "Goody Goody", and "Spring Is Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a spot of sticker residue on the front, and some pencil and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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MascotsEllpee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RPM/Decca (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Rare mid 60 beat from Sweden by The Mascots! The group hits on all the benchmark elements of the best raw rock of the beat era – charismatic lead and melodic backing vocals, raw rhythms and guitars – but this group goes one step deeper with some really strong songs! They're tuneful and memorable, it's a real wonder that they didn't break out internationally in a big way. Includes "The Winner", "This Proud Crowd", "I Close Your Eyes", "That's You", "I Want To Live", "This Time Girl", "No Body Crying", "Things Are Turning Out", "I Don't Like You", "A Different Mind" and more. This great 2CD version from RPM includes a bonus disc of non-album singles from 1966 to 1969 – including "Words Enough To Tell You", "Aaah, I Love You", "Meet Me", "If I Had A Ship", "Black And White", "Tell Me Lady", "A Life Like That" and many more. 22 tracks I all. CD

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Jimmy McGriffBlack Pearl ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a Hammond combo in a small club back in the day – a sense of recording that's different than the usual Blue Note record, and we mean that in a good way! Future Groove Merchants Fats Theus and O'Donel Levy are both on the record – the former on tenor, the latter on guitar – and Jimmy gets plenty of room to really open up and soar on the Hammond. The group also features the lesser-known Ronald White on trumpet and Joseph Morris on alto – and titles include "In A Mellow Tone", "Groove Alley" and "Man From Bad" – and a nice cover of "Ode to Billie Joe"! CD
(SHMCD.)

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John Kenn MortensenSticky Monsters (hardcover) ... Book
Square Peg (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
Really weird, really cool images from John Kenn Mortensen – many-toothed monsters drawn in pen and ink, with almost a gothic sort of Edward Gorey style overall! The inside pages have all the charm of the image on the cover – surprisingly thoughtful images that are an odd mix of sentiment and horror – more appealing almost more from a Victorian aesthetic, as if Mortensen's recalling some lost past. Mortensen works producing TV shows for kids, but these are doodles he does on his down time – some just small sketches on post-it notes, but done surprisingly well! Hardcover, black and white. Book

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Perez PradoMambo Mania ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
Jazzy mambos from the king – and easily the most successful of Perez Prado's albums for RCA in the 50s! The album showcases the Latin mode that Prado crossed over big with on his hit "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" – a tune that almost single-handedly grabbed the energy and audiences of the late swing years, and grafted them onto the growing New York Latin scene of the time! Prado's got that great growl in his chants, as usual – pushing the band to even more rhythmic heights and brassy horn flourishes with his trademark calls – and titles include the classic "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", as well as tracks like "Tomcat Mambo", "Mambo Ala Kenton", "The High & The Mighty", "Marilyn Monroe Mambo", and "Skokiaan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and seam splitting, with a sticker on the back.)

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Dunstan PrialProducer – John Hammond & The Soul Of American Music (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 27.00
A great look at the important work of Columbia Records' John Hammond – one of the most important record producers of the 20th Century – and the man who's credited with bringing the work of Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others into the spotlight. Many folks have argued that without Hammond, so many great sounds might never have found the proper outlet – and this book certainly supports that claim with great details and stories as well. 347 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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New Richard PryorBicentennial N!gger ... LP
Warner, 1976. Sealed ... $4.99
With "Hillbilly", "Black & White Women", "Our Gang", "Bicentennial Prayer", "Black Hollywood", "Mudbone Goes To Hollywood", "Chinese Restaurant", "Acid" and "Bicentennial N!gger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Psychic TVDreams Less Sweet ... LP
Holophonic/Angry Love (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the greatest moments ever from Psychic TV – and a really stunning surprise after the breakup of Throbbing Gristle! Genesis P Orridge and Peter Cristopherson go in a completely different direction here – a mode that still holds onto some of the noise lessons learned in TG, but which also shows this incredible love of both more complicated pop modes from the 60s, and some of the farther reaches of minimalism as well! The album sports these tremendous ballads with eerie vocals by Genesis – including "The Orchids" and "White Nights" – which are both eerie recastings of an older mode of UK pop love songs – and there's other tracks that maybe echo a bit of Meredith Monk, or some of the underground experimentalists on the Lovely Records scene – including bits that have weird phone rings, dog barks, and other great touches. A spare and subtle use of noise and darker sounds wends its way throughout – but never with the heavier handed touches of later years – and titles include "Hymn 23", "The Orchids", "Botanica", "Iron", "Glove", "Always Is Always", "White Nights", "Finale", "Eleusis", "Medmenham", "Ancient Lights", "Proof On", "Eden 1 Eden 2 Eden 3", "Clouds Without Water", "Black Moon", "Silver And Gold", "In The Nursery", and "Circle". LP, Vinyl record album

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RA The Rugged ManDie Rugged Man Die ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
How long did it take for RA to finally drop a full length?! The underground legend finally strung up a full length salvo in 2004 – featuring appearances by Nature Sounds fellow stalwart/Wu Tang alum Masta Killa, plus Killah Priest, J-Zone, Ayatollah and more. Tracks include "Lessons", "Casanova (Fly Guy)", "A Star Is Born", "Chains" with Masta Killa & Killah Priest, "On The Block", "How Low", "They Luv Me", "Da Girlz", "Black & White" featuring Timbo King, "Midnight Thud" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has small creases on one corner.)

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Sharifa Rhodes PittsHarlem Is Nowhere – A Journey To The Mecca Of Black America (paperback) ... Book
Granta (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful portrait of Harlem – told at a very personal level, but in a way that's also very conscious of history as well – a process of understanding that definitely lives up to the title of the book! Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts isn't a Harlem native, but presents a wonderful picture of her moving into the neighborhood, getting to know it, and digging deeper into its history via research and photographs. The neighborhood has been in great transition during the early part of the 21st Century – and Rhodes-Pitts reaches back to its roots, and continues to find physical traces of its changes through her ambulatory interaction with the community. Writing these words, we realize we might make the process sound a bit dry – but on paper, it's wonderfully visual and very illuminating – the story of someone who really loves Harlem, and finds a way to love it even more – and make us do so at the same time. The book is 296 pages, softcover, with black and white photographs. Book

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New Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a bit of residue from old tape along the bottom seam.)

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RJ SmithOne – The Life & Music Of James Brown (hardcover) ... Book
Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book ... $7.99 27.50
Maybe the deepest book we've ever read on the life and music of James Brown – and certainly one to really get past the monolithic moments, and really serve up the full details of The Godfather at work! There's a surprising amount of research that went into the project – way more than some of those star bios on Brown that were issued years back – and RJ Smith definitely digs James from the same perspective that we do, and really gets at the important forces that helped shape the sound of his music, and its exposure to the world at large! 455 pages, with some black and white images, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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Art SpiegelmanBe A Nose – Three Sketchbooks By Art Spiegelman ... Book
McSweeneys, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 29.00
A beautiful tribute to a genius at work – a very cool packages that reproduces the sketchbooks of legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, right down to their original bindings and size! The "book" is really three different small notebook reproductions, each a different style – from three different periods in Spielgeman's career – late 1979, mid 1983, and early 2007 – all very different from a creative perspective, and a great complement to Art's famous work on Maus, Raw, and many other great projects. Images are color and black and white – and overall, the work is surprisingly well-formed – not rough sketches, but often full drawings and even some detailed comics that never saw the light of day in other publications. A must for any Spiegelman fan – especially if you dig his important Raw Magazine material – and as cool for the package as for the contents inside! Book

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Ugly ThingsIssue 34 – Fall/Winter 2012 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
One of the heaviest magazines on music you'll ever buy – not just for the hefty page count, but for the content as well! Articles are great – very interesting, in-depth tales of the 60s/70s underground – with features on The Haunted, The Others, The Bees, The Spike-Drivers, Jenny & The Rascals, Blue Aces, and others – and cool little features on unusual sounds from unusual scenes too! This time around, Ugly Things clocks in at almost 200 pages – already a lot in itself, but when you consider that the publication's got a lot less ads than most, and uses relatively small type – you'll realize you're getting quite a deal! Loads of black and white photos and images – and a heck of a great read. Magazine

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 11.99

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". 2 CD version features the complete stereo mix of the LP plus the 4 tracks from Nico's Chesea Girl that featured the Velvets on the first disc. Disc 2 features the mono mix of the LP (first time on CD in the US), plus the single versions of "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale". Other LP tracks include "The Black Angels Death Song", "I'm Waiting For My Man", "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "There She Goes Again", and "I'll Be Your Mirror". The Chelsea Girl tracks are "Little Sister", "Winter Song", "It Was A Pleasure Then, "Chelsea Girls", and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams". 31 in all. CD
(In original plastic sleeve. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico ... CD 5.99

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Arthur VerocaiMochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mochilla, 2009. New Copy CD & DVD ... $14.99 17.98
The great Arthur Verocai and his orchestra – the already legendary performance for the Timeless series presented by Mochilla! It's all the songs from from Verocai's amazing self-titled album from 1972. Arthur Verocai composed the material, and arranges and conducts the orchestra with some legendary guests such as Ivan Conti, Airto Moreira, Jose Bertrami and others – bringing the album to live before a packed audience as brilliantly as one could have hoped! Titles include "Karina", "Sylvia", "Dedicada A Ela", "Sucuri", "Flying To LA", "Na Boca Do Sol" and more – and the CD & DVD edition includes the audio and video of the performance! DVD was shot in black & white, and hour + performance, slideshows and special features. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)
Also available Mochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (CD & DVD) ... CD 8.99

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Arthur VerocaiMochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mochilla, 2009. Used CD/DVD ... $8.99
The great Arthur Verocai and his orchestra – the already legendary performance for the Timeless series presented by Mochilla! It's all the songs from from Verocai's amazing self-titled album from 1972. Arthur Verocai composed the material, and arranges and conducts the orchestra with some legendary guests such as Ivan Conti, Airto Moreira, Jose Bertrami and others – bringing the album to live before a packed audience as brilliantly as one could have hoped! Titles include "Karina", "Sylvia", "Dedicada A Ela", "Sucuri", "Flying To LA", "Na Boca Do Sol" and more – and the CD & DVD edition includes the audio and video of the performance! DVD was shot in black & white, and hour + performance, slideshows and special features. CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Mochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (CD & DVD) ... CD 14.99

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Steven WeissmanMean ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Early work from Steven Weissman – rare material that predates the great Yikes volumes on Fantagraphics – some of it self-published by Weissman, some of it unpublished too! The book is a great counterpart to the oddball Yikes series – and features a similar array of characters, like Kid Medusa, Big Bloody, X Ray Spence, and The Pullapart Boy – set in weird stories that are almost an underground take on Peanuts or Archie. The material is surprisingly charming – offbeat, but in the best way possible – and, if anything, Weissman's freaks and monsters present childhood struggles and anxieties with maybe even more accuracy than some of his famous predecessors. 120 pages, softcover, with images in color and black and white. Book

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White NoiseElectric Storm (aka White Noise) ... LP
Antilles/Island (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A wonderfully spaced-out album of electronic rock from the early days of Island Records! White Noise are a bit like Silver Apples – mixing trippy rock with odd electronic twists that are all very much in a heady late 60s sort of way. But the "rock" component of the album is a very small one – and the record's got equal parts of the audio trickery of contemporaneous work by Bruce Haack or Jon Appleton. Most of the record is the brainchild of David Vorhaus, but the record also features a bit of drum work by Paul Lytton (who would later do a lot of electronics himself), plus oddly-keyed strings and some goofy vocals from Annie Bird. Tracks include "Love Without Sound", "Here Come the Fleas", and the very long cuts "The Visitation" and "Black Mass". LP, Vinyl record album

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Craig YoeKrazy Kat & The Art Of George Herriman – A Celebration (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
One of the most beautifully-done books on the art of George Herriman we've ever seen – an oversized volume that does way more than offer up snippets of Krazy Kat and Herriman's biographical details – and instead brings to light rare early cartoons, unusual drawings, photographs, toys, sheet music, and lots lots more! The great Craig Yoe put together the book with all the care of his other great publications – at a level that does more than just show the work, and instead really illuminates it – mostly via images, but also with a selection of essays on Herriman and Krazy Kat by Jay Cantor, Richard Thompson, Gilbert Seldes, EE Cummings, and others. Beautiful images are presented much larger than their original size – and the whole thing's a stunning mix of vintage color and black and white material! Book

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VariousBlack & Blue – The Laff Records Collection (4CD set) ... CD
Laff/Rock Beat, 1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $28.99 39.98
A totally great collection of work from the Laff Records party label – home to some of the rawest, raunchiest soul-styled comedy records in the 70s! This sweet 4CD package is also way more than just a compilation – as it actually includes some of the label's best albums in their entirety – 11 full records, plus some extra bits too – all wrapped up in one great package that also includes some great vintage artwork from the label! If you dig early Richard Pryor or Rudy Ray Moore, you'll find plenty here to love – and the set features the albums Pipe Layin Dan by Lawanda Page, Jo Jo Gun by Jimmy Thompson, Ghost Of Davy Crockett by Dap Sugar Willie, N*gger Please by Jimmy Lynch, Eatin Ain't Cheatin by Wildman Steve, Sexmouth by Leroy Daniels, Tribute To The Man Tan by Mantan Moreland, I Ain't Lied Yet by Redd Foxx, Rising Of Reynaldo Rey by Reynaldo Rey, and I'm A Virgin by Marsha Warfield – plus more by Slappy White, and Leroy, Skillet, & Wanda. CD

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VariousHeavy Soul ... CD
Warner (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
Heavy soul, but not just from soul artists – and instead a really great range of tracks that includes work from rootsy rockers and country musicians as well! The package traces the strong influence of soul music on so many different styles at the start of the 70s – bits of funk borrowed in the rhythms, slices of politics used in the lyrics, and modes of singing that were a lot more expressive and unbridled than before – especially for some of the key artists in the set! A few crossover soul cuts mix nicely with material from a whole host of different scenes – all surprisingly united in style, thanks to a good emphasis on funky rock elements at the core. The package is another wonderful entry from this excellent Warner Australia series – and titles include "They Caught The Devil" by Tony Joe White, "They Call It Rock & Roll Music" by Delaney & Bonnie with King Curtis, "Lord Have Mercy On My Soul" by Black Oak Arkansas, "We Had It All" by Donnie Fritts, "Born To Be Wild" by Wilson Pickett, "Right Place Wrong Time" by Dr John, "On Your Way Down" by Allen Toussaint, "Sure As Sin" by Jeanie Greene, "Cry Like A Baby" by Cher, "Anna Karina" by Jackie Deshannon, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, "Dixie Fried" by James Luther Dickinson, "I Found A Love" by Lonnie Mack, "15 Degrees" by Sam Samudio, and "Going Back To Luka" by Don Nix. 2CD set features 37 tracks in all. CD

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VariousIn The Christmas Groove ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
One of the coolest Christmas compilations you could ever hope to own – but you probably guessed that already, from the cover image that pays tribute to a classic set from James Brown! The JB image is certainly well placed – as most of the tracks here are deeply funky Holiday tunes – the kind of gritty seasonal ditties that were only ever issued as funky 45s back in the day – and most really only on a local level, too! Strut's really outdone themselves with this excellent collection – as it features a fair bit of Christmas rarities we've never heard before, but which are totally wonderful – all-new tunes, not common Christmas cover versions – played and performed with a hell of a soulful feel throughout. Knock that ol' Bing Crosby record off the turntable, and give this one plenty of spins this December – and dammit, the music's so great, you may well find yourself playing the collection well into the New Year too! Titles include "Boogaloo Santa Claus" by JD McDonald, "Angel's Christmas" by Wild Honey, "Black Christmas" by Harlem Children's Chorus, "Getting Down For Xmas" by Milly & Silly, "Soul Santa" by Funk Machine, "Funky Funky Christmas" by Electric Jungle, "Christmas Present Blues" by Jimmy Reed, "Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul" by Soul Saints Orchestra, "Christmas Morning (Sean Bonniwell edit)" by Zebra, "Let's Get It Together This Christmas" by Harvey Averne, "Auld Lang Syne" by Black On White Affair, and "The New Year" by Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System. CD

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VariousLet The Music Play – Black America Sings Bacharach & David ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great look at the huge influence on 60s soul from Burt Bacharach – a rich legacy that goes way beyond the big hits from Dionne Warwick, to include a wealth of work from artists you might not expect! Back in the early days, Burt was the tall white guy running around the Brill Building – where he made key connections to a range of different artists, and was able to already hit the ground running – with a huge legacy that would go onto inform soul singers for years to come! In fact, we'd almost say that Bacharach's music sounds even better in the hands of these singers than in more mainstream pop artists – and although a few of these cuts are well-known hits, you'll find plenty more great ones here to discover. Titles include "Alfie" by The Delfonics, "Reach Out For Me" by Willie Tee, "Message To Martha" by Jerry Butler, "Long After Tonight Is All Over" by Irma Thomas, "Another Tear Falls" by Marv Johnson, "Walk On By" by Gloria Gaynor, "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by The Orlons, "The Look Of Love" by Nina Simone, "Forgotten Man" by Gene McDaniels, "A House is Not A Home" by Mavis Staples, "Don't Make Me Over" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "This Empty Place" by Cissy Houston, and "My Little Red Book" by Tony Middleton with Bacharach himself! CD

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

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 15.98
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! The package features a great set of notes on the music, and a long set list that includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. CD
(Finally back in print!)
Also available Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 25.98
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! Set list includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally back in print! Double 180 gram vinyl – with 32-page zine and comes in a nice, tip-on style sleeve.)
Also available Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 13.99

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Rammelzee vs K-RobBeat Bop (voc, inst) (split-colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... 12-inch
Tartown/Get On Down, 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
Reissue of the amazing, and previously impossible to find, track produced by Jean Michel Basquiat. Originally released in 1983, the deep, laid-back production and vocals were years ahead of what anyone else was doing at that time. This reissue features the original 10+ minute version and instrumental and the hard to get cover art, white on black drawings on the front and back, done by Basquiat. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Black & white split colored vinyl.)

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VariousChristmas In Soulsville ... LP
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 24, 2014
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records – material from the It's Christmas Time Again album, plus bonus tracks too! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone onto become Holiday soul classics, plus new renditions of older tracks, all given a sweet southern soul twist! Titles include "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin" by Mack Rice, "White Christmas" by Rance Allen Group, "Black Christmas" by The Emotions, "Winter Snow" by Isaac Hayes, "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas" by The Emotions, "It's Christmas Time Again" by The Temprees, "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" by Rufus Thomas, "Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas" by The Staple Singers, and "The Mistletoe & Me" by Isaac Hayes. Also includes a previously unreleased alternate take of "Winter Wonderland" by Booker T & The MGs, plus "That Makes Christmas Day" by Rufus & Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Dowers, EditorNewave – The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 1980s/2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Underground comix ruled the 60s, and indie presses sprung up in the 70s, but the real revolution in the 80s came from home-made mini comics – often printed at copy shops, and folded into these great little self-distributed publications with no rules at all! The mini comics revolution led to a surprisingly great new wave of creativity – images and words that were often tied to the punk underground of the time, and which had a very different aesthetic than the hippie styles that held sway in the 60s and 70s. This massive volume reproduces loads of the best moments of that generation, in the same size in which they were circulated – with almost 900 pages of black and white comix, and work by a huge amount of artists who include Jeff Gaither, Daniel Clowes, JR Williams, Tom Christopher, Meher Dada, Par Holman, Jim Siergey, Rick Geary, Artie Romero, Al Greenier, Brad Foster, Michael Roden, Bob X, Steve Willis, and many others. Book

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Richard PryorThat N*gger's Crazy ... LP
Warner/Partee, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Pryor really busted into the mainstream with this one – as the album secured him a grammy for best comedy LP in the year it was released. Recorded live in San Francisco, at Don Cornelius' Soul Train – with tracks that include "Wino & Junkie", "Flying Saucers", "Black Man/White Woman", "I Hope I'm Funny", "Exorcist", and "Wino Dealing With Dracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Sylvia St JamesMagic/Echoes & Images ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two great albums from singer Sylvia St James – back to back on a single CD! Magic is a stunning solo set from Sylvia St James – previously known as a singer in the great group Side Effect – but an even better act on her own! Sylvia gets lots of great help here from the jazz fusion side of the spectrum – including drummer Lenny White, plus keyboardists Don Blackman and Larry Dunn – the latter from Earth Wine & Fire, the former a soulful powerhouse in his own right! Both Dunn and White produced the record, and the latter gives it the vibe of some of his Twennynine albums – a great blend of jazz and modern soul that really works perfectly for Sylvia's vocals – and which recalls some of her previous work with Wayne Henderson. Titles include "Can't Make You Mine", "Let Love Groove Me", "So I Say To You", "Magic Minstrel", "Motherland", "Black Diamond", and "Ghetto Lament". Echoes & Images is an album that's got a richer soul feel than some of Sylvia St James' previous work – and a record that really has the singer coming into her own, with a setting that's out to rival the bigger mainstream soul divas of the time! Richard Evans and McKinley Jackson handle the arrangements – and bring all their rich experience in modern soul to play – creating these full charts that push Sylvia's vocals forward strongly, yet still with lots of hip touches that avoid some of the more commercial chart soul cliches of the time. The arrangements have really kept the record fresh over the years – as has the lesser-known status of St James' as a singer – and titles include "Prime Time", "Behind My Back", "If You Let Me Love You", "The Bottom Line", and "Eastern Man". CD

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New Black By DemandCan't Get Enough (voc, inst)/All Rapper's Give Up (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice late-80's mid-tempo production, similar to Stezo. One of the many MC's who put out one or two dope 12"'s on Tommy Boy then, unfortunately, just disappeared. Mix cameo by Paul C. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an older Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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New Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx (truth version, dud version)/The "P" Is Free ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with black text.)

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New David BowieChanges Two ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've never been huge of best ofs or greatest hits collections, but you could do a lot worse than this second set of Bowie tracks covering a reasonably large chunk of the thin white duke's career, with 10 tracks in all, including "Aladdinsane", "Oh! You Pretty things", "Starman", "1984", "Ashes To Ashes", "Sound & Vision", "Fashion", 'Wild IS The Wind", "John I'm Only Dancing" and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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New Kevin CookFlip – The Inside Story Of TV's First Black Superstar ... Book
Viking, 2013. New Copy Hardcover ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
First superstar is right – as we remember Flip being one of the boldest, strongest, most powerful forces on TV back in the day – really bridging the gap between different worlds of American humor, while also sneaking in a subtle political agenda too! The Flip Wilson Show never seemed to get much circulation in reruns, which is a shame – but author Kevin Cook does a great job of telling its tale, as well as that of Wilson – who had a surprisingly checkered childhood, yet managed a strong rise to fame. The book is 227 pages, hardcover, with black and white images. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Flamin GrooviesFlamin Groovies Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/4 Men With Beards, 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The black and white cover may look a bit punk, but the Flaming Groovies continue their great move into jangle pop – working here again with producer Dave Edmunds, who really seems to find the right direction for this sound! The music is almost a pastiche of older Brit modes from the mid 60s – but served up without any sort of cliche, almost in this way that acts as an ironic reference to an imagined past – served up with a bit less upfront snarl than the previous incarnation of the Groovies, but still an edge that really comes through in the music! Titles include "Move It", "Take Me Back", "Feel A Whole Lot Better", "House Of Blue Lights", "Yeah My Baby", "Don't Put Me On", and "All I Wanted". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray Furse & Werner KruteinCity In Time – Chicago (hardcover) ... Book
Sterling, 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great portrait of our fair city – one that shows the city's highlights, past and present, as it mixes vintage photographs with contemporary images – at a level that really shows how much things have changed! Some landmarks have barely changed – like Wrigley Field or The Palmer House – but the areas around them in the pictures have really transformed over the years. Other special spots are themselves part of a really changing Chicago – as once-famous landmarks on one site are razed to make way for new ones. And since Chicago keeps on growing, we'll bet that even the contemporary photos here will soon be images of our past – but that's what makes the book so great. Color and black and white, with supporting text – 144 pages, hardcover. Book

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New Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) – but it's also got some incredible cuts that are exclusive to this album, and which have that stone funky groove that makes the best late 60s work of Serge so in-demand these days! The best tracks include "Ford Mustang", "Initials BB", and "Black And White" – all of which have incredible funky intros that are totally sampleable – and the set also includes "Bonnie And Clyde", "Qui Est In Qui Est Out", "Marilu", "Shu Ba Du Ba La Loo Ba", "Hold Up", "Torrey Canyon", "Dr Jeckyll Et Monsieur Hyde", "Comic Strip", and "Bloody Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grandmaster FlashGreatest Mixes ... LP
Deep Beats (UK), Early 80s/1997. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you're looking for new dance/house mixes of Grand Master Flash's greatest hits, here it is. We don't get the appeal, but there's remixes from Cutmaster Swift, Cutting Edge, Richie Rich, etc of "White Lines", "The Message", "Beat Street Breakdown", "Adventures of Grandmaster Flash" plus three previously unreleased tracks from the late 80's – "Drug Wars", "Freestyle", and "Black Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some wear.)

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New Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal look at the American roots music by one of our favorite writers ever – a book that was penned decades ago, yet still stands as crucially important all these many years later! Peter Guaralnick's Lost Highway is essential reading for any fan of older blues, country, and R&B – and the whole thing is done with his careful blend of historical detail and downright enthusiasm for the music involved! Rather than attempt a comprehensive history, Guaralnick focuses each chapter on a key figure – artists who include Howlin Wolf, Otis Spann, Big Joe Turner, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Scotty Moore, Sleepy Labeef, and others – all woven together into a careful tapestry that really tells the story of the lost corners that led to the American mainstream. 364 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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New Mark HaywardBeatles In America Poster Book – A Collection Of 20 Frameable Posters ... Book
Sterling, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oversized book that almost works more as a set of frameable prints than a conventional volume of illustrations – as each 11" x 14" page can be easily separated – giving you 20 different black and white photos from the famous Beatles US tour of 1964! The photos vary from performance shots to interviews to some great candid moments – and the paper stock is nice and heavy, which means you could hang these on the wall alone, or slide them easily into a frame! Book
(11 x 14.)

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New Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (Savoy) ... LP
Savoy, 1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Jackie & Roy – cut when the fab vocal duo was still in the company of Charlie Ventura, forging a bop harmony sound that was as groundbreaking as the early vocalese work of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, or Annie Ross! The pair had a hip swinging style that was always great – with a strong talent for riffing vocally on a bebop tune, then shifting over for a serious interpretation of a moody ballad, and rolling back again into a hard uptempo number. This set has them in the company of some tight members from Ventura's group – including Charlie himself on tenor, Norman Faye on trumpet, and Benny Green on trombone. Titles include "Lonely Woman", "Pina Colada", "FYI", "Euphoria", and "Deed I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing in a black and white cover – nice and clean overall!)

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New John Johnson, Joel Selvin & Dick CamiPeppermint Twist – The Mob, The Music & The Most Famous Dance Club Of The 60s (hardcover) ... Book
Thomas Dunne, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You've no doubt read plenty about the way the mafia penetrated the music industry in the 50s and 60s – from record pressing to distribution to artist management and beyond – but you'll be hard-pressed to read a more lively account than this one – the story of the legendary Peppermint Lounge and its ties to the Genovese crime family! The club opened in the late 50s and closed by the mid 60s – but was a key part in rock and soul performance in New York City – and in addition to Joe Dee & The Starlighters, who recorded a famous album at the venue – the book also looks at a range of other artists too – but the main focus is on club runner Dick Cami and the way he built the business while also dealing with the mob. The authors worked closely with Cami – who provides plenty of lively stories – and the book is 289 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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New Magnum PhotosPop Sixties – Magnum Photos (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fab photos from the swinging 60s – pulled from the huge archives of Magnum Photos, with subjects that range from Andy Warhol to Twiggy, to James Bond, to Buckminster Fuller, and beyond! Images are color and black and white, and shot by excellent op-shelf photographers – in settings that range from the streets of American cities, to the nightclubs of Tokyo, to the Isle Of Wight, and Truman Capote's Black and White ball! There's a bit of text, a fair bit of celebrities and hippies, and some wonderful images throughout. 191 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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New Rudy Ray MooreThis Ain't No White Christmas ... LP
Norton, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rudy brings new meaning to the phrase "the stockings were hung with care"! Even the sacred date of December 25th is no match for Rudy – who works his usual raunchy magic on the Christmas season, getting naughty and nice with a variety of Holiday themes – all done in the heavy, raw Dolemite style! Titles include "Night Before Christmas", "Lip On", "Merry Christmas Baby", and "Black Cat". This reissue adds extra new material to the original 1971 Christmas album! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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