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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 ... $9.99
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
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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
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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
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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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New 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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Pointer SistersBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
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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VariousBlack & White – Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture ... LP
Loud, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
With "It's Not A Game" & "Middle Finger Attitude" by the American Cream Team, "Year 2000 (rmx)" by Xzibit, "Don't Be A Follower" by Prodigy, "Dramacide" by the X-ecutioners, "Life's A Bitch" by Everlast, "Wake Up" by Raekwon, "Dem Crazy" by Dead Prez, 'Stand For Something" by Chip Banks, "You'll Never Be Better Than Me" by Queen Penn, "You" by Samuel Christian, "You're A Big Girl Now" by LV and "Free" by Michael Fredo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a few creases.)

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New Miles DavisLive Evil (black & white cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful live representation of the energy of the Bitches Brew years – one that has Miles Davis and the group really letting loose with free-flowing, modally-inspired lines – cooking up an incredible blend of acoustic and electric sounds at once! There's a bit of funk here, but not much – and although guitar is sometimes used strongly, it's often not as noisy as in later live sides. Instead, the whole group gels together beautifully – an unlikely assortment of players that includes Gary Bartz and Steve Grossman on reeds, John McLaughlin on guitar, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Hermeto Pascoal on percussion, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all given new focus, direction, and inspiration by Miles! Titles include "What I Say", "Sivad", "Selim", "Funky Tonk", and a great medley of "Gemini/Double Image". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Musical Treasury pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape and some splitting on the seams, and a sticker on the front.)

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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 T Bone WalkerVery Best Of T Bone Walker – The Classic Black & White & Imperial Recordings 1949 to 1954 ... CD
Koch, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousShaolin Sounds Vol 1 – C/D (Black/White cover) ... LP
SS, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Second volume in the series featuring original tracks that Wu-Tang has sampled – from the first LP onward. A diverse collection of everything from 60's soul to soundtracks to easy listening rarities. Just so ya know . . . the album also includes a couple dialogue samples from various "Shaolin" movies, and in one or two cases the dialogue overlaps the intro to the song. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cheap TrickIn Color & Black & White ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New StranglersBlack And White ... LP
A&M, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Grey marbled vinyl pressing. Cover has a crease on one corner and a stain along the opening and bottom seam.)

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New Severed HeadsSince the Accident (black & white colored 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ink/Medical, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really great early work from Severed Heads – done at a time when they still had an edge, and were a lot more hip and electro than some of their later more goth-based impulses! The album's a perfect fit for all the best UK underground electrics of the period – Cabaret Voltaire, 400 Blows, and even the earliest Human League – back when they were nice and noisy. The duo have a great way of blending noisy bits with warmer elements – and even do these great sequences with turntables – kind of a more playful Christian Marclay mode! Titles include "Dead Eyes Opened" – which was a bit of a favorite – plus "Golden Boy", "Gashing The Old Mae West", "A Relic Of The Empire", "Epilepsy 82", "Treating Deaf Mutes", and "Brassiere In Rome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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New J ParkerStarr Point Theory/The Black & White CD ... CD
Jay Park, Late 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has an autograph.)

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New Watts ProphetsRappin' Black In A White World ... LP
ALA, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare bit of hardcore poetry by the Watts Prophets – the legendary LA group who were kind of a west coast answer to the Last Poets! The group have a sound that's as striking as the best early work by The Last Poets – a hard-hitting blend of poetry, rhythms, and righteous energy – all recorded in a style that's stripped down, proud, angry, and in stark contrast to the rest of the work coming out in the soul music industry at the time. The album's not only important as a precursor to the west coast hip hop style, but it's a heck of a powerful statement that's as chilling now as it was back in 1971! Titles include "Amerikkka", "Dem N_gger Ain't Playing", "A Pimp", "Hello N_ggers", and "The Prostitute". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Richard & WillieRed White & Blue From A Black Point Of View ... LP
Laff, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A classic in the "alternative Bicentennial" genre from off-color ventriloquist party act Richard & Willie – with a mix of themes that bad-raps American history, and also manages to cover some righteous 70s topics as well! Routines include "200 Years Of Freedom", "Boston School Buses", "Freedom Of Speech Progress", "Klu Klux & Klan", "Sex Scandal", and "Jaws". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barney BigardCan't Help Lovin That Man/Please Don't Tallk About Me When I'm Gone ... 78 rpm
Black & White, 1945. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels each have a sticker.)

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New McKinney's Cotton PickersMcKinney's Cotton Pickers Vol 4 – 1930 ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), Early 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duran DuranNo Ordinary Tour EP (10-inch white colored vinyl) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Parlophone, 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Live at Tower Records, Hollywood, 1993. Includes "Come Undone", "Notorious" and "Hungry Like The Wolf" LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 5000 copies.)
 
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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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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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Be Bop DeluxeLive In The Air Age ... LP
EMI/Harvest, 1977. Very Good 2LP ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white vinyl pressing, with printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a sticker.)

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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 BloodBlack Blood Featuring AIE (A Mwana) ... LP
Mainstream, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards in the mix. Cuts include "Avenue Louise", "Kiswahli", "Ewohe Dance", "AIE (A Mawana)", "Aye Mama", "Chicano", and "Jesus He Is My Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Black PearlBlack Pearl ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $9.99
Heavy drums and a good dose of soul – both of which make Black Pearl stand out a bit from many of their late 60s contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to the group's music, but the riffs are also pretty hard and fast too – almost a bit funky at times, and delivered with a starker sort of groove than the usual blues rock combo. The musicianship is super tight throughout – really at a superstar level, but without sounding slick or commercial – and the album alone is worth it for the sharp drums and guitar leads, but also sports some pretty great vocals too – with almost a garagey soul sort of feel. Titles include "White Devil", "Mr Soul Satisfaction", "Thinkin Bout The Good Times", "Crazy Chicken", "Forget It", "Climbing Up The Walls", "Reach Up", "Bent Over", and "Endless Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Black, Rock-N-RonThat's How I'm Living (voc, bonus beats, inst) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial Album (Prestige) (white cover) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his completely unique touch on the trumpet! The first half of material was recorded in 1953 – and features Brown soloing with Tadd Dameron's group on the tracks "Philly JJ", "Chose Now", and "Dial B For Beauty". The other set features Brown and Art Farmer as the lead soloists with the Swedish All Stars, a group led by Quincy Jones – and tracks on that session include "Stockholm Sweetnin", "Scuse These Blues", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG etching. Vinyl has a number of small pressing flaw bumps. Cover has some wear, small stains, discoloration due to age, a split top seam and spine, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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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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New 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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Wilbur De ParisWilbur De Paris At Symphony Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
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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Flamin GrooviesFlamin Groovies Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/4 Men With Beards, 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
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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Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To the Pleasuredome ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
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.)

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Franz K TrioTerres De Blues ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 2011. Used ... $3.99
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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Curtis FullerCrankin' ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the best 70s albums by Curtis Fuller – and one that has him moving way past his hardbop roots into an unexpected 70s soul jazz mode. In a way, the record is less Curtis' than it is the whole group's – as the open-ended structure of the record has the players jamming together in a mode that's sort of like some of the Joe Henderson albums on Milestone from the early 70s. Players include George Cables, Bill Hardman, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, and Ray Moros – and titles include "Crankin", "Maze", "Black Bath", and "The Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Serge GainsbourgComic Strip ... CD
Philips, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Great 20 track compilation that focuses on the pivotal years for Serge Gainsbourg – the time when he was turning his twisted French pop into a sound that would forever be remembered, and become an inspiration for so many of today's musicians. The set's got a few tracks that are on other albums we stock, but it's also got a lot of other groovy stuff that's pretty tough to find, and which was on rare singles, or other hard to find sources. Titles include "Shu Ba Du Ba Loo Ba", "Black & White", "Requiem Pour Un C", "Les Sucettes", "L'Anamour", "Hold Up", "Marilu", "Ford Mustang", and "Docteur Jeckyll Et Monsieur Hyde". Very cool, and with a great set of notes! CD

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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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Milt Gross/Ari Y KelmanIs Diss A System? – A Milt Gross Comic Reader (hardcover) ... Book
New York University Press, Mid 20s/2009. New Copy ... $5.99 35.00
A wonderful look at the early work of Milt Gross – a cartoonist who was to the printed page what Mickey Katz was to records! Like Katz, Gross drew a lot of his humor from Yiddish culture – especially the clash between the old and the new in the community of New York's Jewish immigrants – a community of which the Bronx-born Gross was a part, and was able to examine with a humorist eye rivaling that of Mark Twain or Will Rogers in their own sides of the American scene. And while Gross was a hell of a cartoonist, with a style that was increasingly insane over the years – this edition looks at his illustrated books of the 20s – with a long introduction to situate the material, then selections from the books Nize Baby, De Night In De Front From Chreesmas, Hiawatta, Dunk Esk, and Famous Fimmales. The book is 292 pages, hardcover, and filled with black and white illustrations. Book

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Michael JacksonDangerous (collector's edition – first pressing) ... CD
Epic, 1991. Used ... $19.99
One of those records that we remember dismissing at the time – but honestly, it really lives up to repeated listenings in later years! Sure, Michael Jackson's no longer working with Quincy Jones – and instead goes for Teddy Riley and some other (then) contemporary producers – but that all makes for a very solid 90s crossover vibe – perfect for radio play a the time, not to mention heavy video rotation too – and definitely still another jewel in the crown of the King of Pop! Titles include "Remember The Time", "Why You Wanna Trip On Me", "In The Closet", "Jam", "Dangerous", "Gone Too Soon", "Will You Be There", "Black Or White", "She Drives Me Wild", and "Can't Let Her Get Away". CD
(Out of print. Original pop-up display is in excellent shape!)

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Last PoetsLast Poets/This Is Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Douglas/Snapper (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 17.98
The first two Last Poets albums back to back in one great 2CD set! The Last Poets is the first album by the second group to call themselves the Last Poets – and as fierce a document of their rich talents as you'll ever find – bursting forth with anger and righteousness at a level as tight as Gil Scott-Heron's first album! The group here is the key second lineup of the ensemble of wordsmiths – comprised of Abiodun Oyewole, Alafia Pudim, and Omar Ben Hassan, plus the percussionist Nilaja – and most cuts feature only spare percussion backing over the spoken protest poetry – delivered with a brutal edge that really sums up the righteous politics of the time. Titles include "Run, N*gger", "On The Subway", "When The Revolution Comes", "Jones Comin' Down", "Black Thighs", "N*ggers Are Scared Of Revolution", and "Wake Up, N*ggers" – all of which should give you a good picture of what's going on with the record! This Is Madness is one of the Last Poets' greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! Deluxe package comes with 2 CDs – and bonus tracks that include "Sport" and "Spoon" by Lightnin Rod – plus "Doriella Du Fontaine", which features Lightnin Rod and Jimi Hendrix! CD

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Last PoetsThis Is Madness ... LP
Douglas, 1971. Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Douglas pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with a partially split top seam.)

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Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Mood For Mendes", "Corcovado", and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Struttin Lightly", "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
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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New 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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New James MoodyCookin' The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $2.99
The genius of Moody! It's an album like this that you need to prove to your friends that Moody was way way more than a simple bopper. The set was recorded live in San Francisco in 1961, and it's got a hip mix of soul jazz, filtered through some modernist ideals, all played by a great little group that includes Bernard McKinny on trombone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, Musa Kaleem on baritone, and Sonny Donaldson on piano. Eddie Jefferson sits in for 2 numbers – "Disappointed" and "Sister Sadie" – and other tracks include "One For Nat", "Bunny Boo", "Moody Flooty", and "Home Fries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, in the black & white cover.)

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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 PryorThat N*gger's Crazy ... LP
Warner/Partee, 1974. Very Good- ... $2.99
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 wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and a couple of small light stains. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Richard Pryor with Richard & WillieRichard Pryor Meets. . . Richard & Willie And. . . The SLA ... LP
Laff, 1976. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A very "current events" oriented set – one that sums up a variety of bigger news stories of the time, spinning them all out with a hip, underground take on the events. Richard and Willie (mostly Willie) dominate, but Richard Pryor gets in a bit too – and the language on the album is very very off-color. With "LA N!ggers", 'Sex Organs", "Getting Some", "Nixon","Douche Powder", "Toilet Tissue – Brand X-Brand B", "Line Up", "Black Preachers", "Ugly Suckers", "White Chicks", "Crap Game", "The Nut", "Passing Gas" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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RA The Rugged ManDie Rugged Man Die ... LP
Nature Sounds, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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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Jeanne ShyNight Dancer/That Old Black Magic ... 12-inch
RSO, 1979. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a stickered RSO sleeve.)

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Sylvia St JamesMagic/Echoes & Images ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $16.99
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 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

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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.)

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Lance Scott Walker/Peter BesteHouston Rap Tapes ... Book
Sinecure, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 24.98
A really great companion to the Houston Rap photo book – one that features interviews and oral histories from the Texas hip hop scene – alongside a small amount of additional photos taken for the original project! This volume is mostly words – but pretty compelling material from producers and MCs that include Bun B, Willie D, Paul Wall, Big Mike, DMD, Lil Troy, and others – plus older artists like Rick Royal and MC Wickett Crickett. The personal details are great – and serve up a world we never could have grasped this fully from our northern perspective. The book is 283 pages, softcover, and features almost 20 pages of black and white photos in the middle. Book

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Jack WhiteLazaretto (180 gram vinyl – with download and 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks) ... LP
Third Man, 2014. New Copy ... $26.99 31.98
The most stylistically sprawling record yet from Jack White! White's trajectory from Detroit garage-blues-punk wunderkind to the Nashville record biz provocateur/label magnate is pretty damn impressive – and he really lets his far-reaching impulses fly on Lazzaretto. Unpredictable twists and turns abound, but it's all held together by an undercurrent of pummeling, unpretentious rock and roll, with a rootsy swagger. Ever upping the ante on hella cool vinyl releases, Lazarretto is a 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with a 33 1/3 main track list, and 2 hidden tracks beneath the center labels, one that plays at 45 and one that plays at 78. Oh, and also a hologram visual effect. We're thinking that maybe his next record will summon a genie that grants you 3 wishes. Titles include "Three Women", "Lazaretto", "Temoprary Ground", "Would You Fight For My Love?", "High Ball Stepper", "Just One Drink", "Alone In My Home", That Black Bat Licorice", "Entitlement", "I Think I Found The Culprit" and "Want And Able". LP, Vinyl record album
(A 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with 2 vinyl-only tracks hidden beneath the center labels – one that plays at 78 RPM, and one at 45 RPM! Also includes album download.)

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Scott YanowTrumpet Kings – The Players Who Shaped The Sound Of Jazz Trumpet (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2001. New Copy ... $4.99 22.95
A really surprising survey of trumpeters in jazz – one that features big names like Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie, but which also features a huge number of overlooked players as well – each provided with their own entry and suggested bits for listening as well! To give you an idea of the book, Scott Yanow runs for nearly 400 pages with entries that run from Al Aarons to Glenn Zottola, then follows up with a cool section on jazz musicians who are better known for one instrument, but also sometimes played trumpet too. Given Yanow's years of experience at All Music, he's got a wealth of information at hand – and really does a wonderful job on the book's portraits of 479 different musicians. 423 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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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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VariousLight On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/2009. New Copy 2LP & Book ... $54.99 59.98
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in the mid 70s – images of patrons and proprietors from long-lost nite spots that include Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, and The Showcase Lounge – all the kind of clubs that were likely to feature the sort of Chicago funk and soul that Numero's been reissuing for the past few years! The images are amazing – a really rare look into the community that supported this sort of music – caught far far from the mainstream, in placed that were almost even private, compared to more well-travelled entertainment outlets. Photographs come from the collection of Michael Abramson – and are beautifully reproduced on LP-sized pages, in a book that also features some vintage flyers, posters, and business cards from the clubs! And if that's not enough, Numero also throws in some great notes of their own, and a bonus 2LP set with music that includes "I'm A Streaker Baby" by Arelean Brown, "No Better Time Than Now" by Ricky Allen, "The Same One" by Malcolm Simmons, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, "This Is My Prayer" by Lady Margo, "It's A Dream" by Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band, "I Sayed That" by Slim Willis Band, "Bring It Down Front" by Hugh Hawkins, "Womans Lib" by Lucille Spann, "Gimmie Some Of Yours" by Artie White, "Baby" by Walter Butterball Davis, "Is It Because I'm Black (inst)" by Syl Johnson, "Goose Walk" by Little Mack, "Young Blood" by Detroit Jr, "California Lady" by James Kinds & Stack, and "I Learned My Lesson" by Willie Davis. The albums are packaged in their own Numero-like cover – then nestled in a slipcover with the book – a hell of a sweet set at this price, and it also comes with an introduction by Nick Hornby! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Light On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP 44.99

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VariousLight On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/2009. Near Mint- 2LP & Book ... $44.99
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in the mid 70s – images of patrons and proprietors from long-lost nite spots that include Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, and The Showcase Lounge – all the kind of clubs that were likely to feature the sort of Chicago funk and soul that Numero's been reissuing for the past few years! The images are amazing – a really rare look into the community that supported this sort of music – caught far far from the mainstream, in placed that were almost even private, compared to more well-travelled entertainment outlets. Photographs come from the collection of Michael Abramson – and are beautifully reproduced on LP-sized pages, in a book that also features some vintage flyers, posters, and business cards from the clubs! And if that's not enough, Numero also throws in some great notes of their own, and a bonus 2LP set with music that includes "I'm A Streaker Baby" by Arelean Brown, "No Better Time Than Now" by Ricky Allen, "The Same One" by Malcolm Simmons, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, "This Is My Prayer" by Lady Margo, "It's A Dream" by Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band, "I Sayed That" by Slim Willis Band, "Bring It Down Front" by Hugh Hawkins, "Womans Lib" by Lucille Spann, "Gimmie Some Of Yours" by Artie White, "Baby" by Walter Butterball Davis, "Is It Because I'm Black (inst)" by Syl Johnson, "Goose Walk" by Little Mack, "Young Blood" by Detroit Jr, "California Lady" by James Kinds & Stack, and "I Learned My Lesson" by Willie Davis. The albums are packaged in their own Numero-like cover – then nestled in a slipcover with the book – a hell of a sweet set at this price, and it also comes with an introduction by Nick Hornby! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Light On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP 54.99

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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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VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake Charles, and a variety of tiny scenes in the southwest side of Louisiana – and the result is a great batch of tunes with a really gritty, down-n-dirty sound! There's a wealth of great funky styles in the set – including James Brown-inspired jammers, southern soul burners, and some other great modes that show that Louisiana's got a heck of a lot more to offer than just New Orleans funk. Titles include work from the Anla, Murco, Soul International, Goldband, and Tic Toc labels – a total of 22 cuts that include "Soul Time" by Ernest Thomas, "Soul Feeling (parts 1 & 2)" by Eddy G Giles, "Soul Brothers Testify (part 1)" by Chester Randles Soul Senders, "Soul Power" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Put It On" by Count Rockin Sidney with The Dukes, "Fix It" by Clifton White & His Royal Knights, "Miss Hard To Get" by Dennis Landry, "No Sad Times" by Johnny Truit, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "I Got A Groove" by JJ Callier. 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!)
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Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99
Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 7.99

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New VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
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
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Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 13.99
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.)
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Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 13.99
Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 7.99

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Toquinho & Vinicius De MoraesToquinho e Vinicius ... CD
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
Toquinho and Vinicius De Moraes keep the bossa flame alive long into the 70s – crafting a perfectly dreamy set of tunes together on this early LP, working in a mode that's similar to that which Jobim used with Vinicius, but also with some of the more intellectual touches of some of Baden Powell's work with the poet. Titles include "Blues Para Emmett", "Essa Menina", "O Poeta Aprendiz", "A Terra Prometida" and"O Canto De Oxum". Nice cover, too – with an almost Elenco-ish black & white image of a typewriter. CD

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Truth & JaneyErupts! (with bonus poster) ... LP
Rockadrome/Lion, 1976. New Copy ... Around October 13, 2014
A searingly sonic set from the Iowa scene of the 70s – a live recording by the little-known Truth & Janey group, and one that's filled with enough hard-wailing guitar to blow away bigger groups on both sides of the Atlantic! The vibe here is more 1969 than 1976 – power trio rock with loads of wicked guitar, played with a really heavy sort of sound – with monstrous support on bass and drums, in a three-pronged approach that almost outdoes Cream at their own game – and challenges Black Sabbath for early guitar-blasting force. Titles include "No Rest For The Wicked", "Tunnel Of Tomorrow", "Building Walls", "A Child", "Universal Light", "As I Am", "Ain't No Tellin", "Hard Road", "White Bread", and "One Down One To Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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White NoiseElectric Storm (aka White Noise) ... LP
Antilles/Island (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Early August, 2014 (delayed)
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". US pressing of the album issued under White Noise in the UK. LP, Vinyl record album

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New White StripesElephant ... CD
Third Man/V2, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the best ever White Stripes record! Elephant finds them delivering with the rambunctiousness of their blues punk roots, with some moodier textures. There's a few more tracks with acoustic guitar and keyboards here, and some songs that honestly feels a bit like Led Zeppelin with the indulgent rock star bombast trimmed away. It's a more ambitious set from Jack and Meg than we expected to come after their more primal early recordings – and that's a good thing! Includes the hits "Seven Nation Army" and "The Hardest Button To Button" – plus "Black Math", "In The Cold, Cold, Night", "Ball And Biscuit", "Little Acorns", "Hypnotize", "Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine", "iIt's True That We Love One Another" and more. CD
(Out of print. Booklet cover has a sticker.)

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New Black Smoke (aka Smoke)Black Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This group were one of a number to use the name Smoke during the 70s – but at some point they were forced to change their name to Black Smoke, and you'll see the record listed both ways, but with the same cover. The band's a mixed ensemble of funk players – and they've got a sound that begins with a bass-heavy Average White Band groove, but moves into some more sophisticated playing with plenty of jazz funk touches. No surprise that the album's produced by Wayne Henderson, who handled some of the best jazz funk of the 70s – and in a way, the group probably sounds more like Pleasure (who Henderson also produced) than anyone else. The album features the extremely catchy soul tune "What Goes Around Comes Around", which has sweet ensemble vocals riffing along in a jazzy groove – plus the tracks "Screamin", "There It Is", "Freedom Of The Mind", and "Turn This Thing Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)Respiration (album radio edit, album inst, rmx radio edit, rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The remix on this promo only pressing isn't the same as the one released on the commercial version, which was done by Pete Rock and had an extra verse by Black Thought, but it's still dope and like the album features a guest verse by Common. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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New Lou DonaldsonRough House Blues ... LP
Cadet, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lou's more unique sides of the 60s – as the album features him as the main soloist over arrangements by a group headed up by Oliver Nelson. As has been ably demonstrated on many sides on labels like Verve, Impulse, and Capitol – there's no better talent than Nelson for taking a strong soulful player, and putting him into a context that will let him solo at his best, and not be overwhelmed by the band. There's some nice organ in the group, and titles include "Tippin In", "Back Talk", "Huffin N Puffin", and "Ignant Oit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cut corner and some wear.)

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New Family StandChain ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Family Stand came into this world after Soul II Soul – and had a sound that was remarkably similar, which was probably both their strength and their downfall! Whatever the case, though, they were a refreshingly real soul act in the early 90s – and even if they only ever had one great moment – the sublime "Ghetto Heaven", included on this album – that was ok for us! This first album was once a cut-out classic on CD, but it's always been pretty hard to find on vinyl. Other tracks include "Only", "Oversaxed", "Sweet Liberation", "Little White, Little Black Lies", and "The Last Temptation". CD
(Spine and tray card have a cutout notch.)

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New Final CallBlack Politician (radio, long, acapella, long remix, club) ... 12-inch
Alpha, Mid/Late 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Random rap out of Gary, Indiana. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – This is a white label promo in a plain sleeve, including an 8" x 10" glossy photo and newspaper article.)

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New Flamin GrooviesFlamin Groovies Now ... LP
Sire, 1978. Used ... 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
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)
Also available Flamin Groovies Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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New Dizzy GillespieDizzy On the French Riviera ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It may have been recorded on the French Riviera – but the session's actually a killer batch of Latiny tinged tracks from Dizzy & Co – with with great arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! There's a wonderful 10 minute version of "Chega De Saudade", done as "No More Blues" to start it out, and it's got a great loping Latin vibe, in the manner of Dizzy's best sides from the 60s. Lalo's on piano, and the great Leo Wright is on flute and alto, with Tzigane Elek Bacsik on guitar, Chris White on bass, Ruby Collins on drums and Pepitoo Riestria on percussion. Other nice ones include "Long Long Summer", "Desafinado", and "Pau De Arara". A great album, and one not to pass up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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New Billy IdolWhite Wedding (parts 1 & 2, part 2) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis, 1983. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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New Jefferson AirplaneSurrealistic Pillow ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're joined by psych siren Grace Slick, but it's not just the line-up change that sets it apart. Surrealistic Pillow is a perfect title, as it's comforting and disorienting at the same time. It's also the magical confluence of wildly different spirits – with standout contributions by the entire band. Titles include the seminal "White Rabbit" – plus "Embryonic Journey", "3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds", "DCBA 25", "How Do You Feel", "Today", "She Has Funny Cars", and "Plastic Fantastic Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, moisture stains along the top seam, which has clear tape along it.)

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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 Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". CD

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New Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – but cover has a promo sticker, light ringwear, and some other light wear. Still a nice copy!)

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New BB KingLive At The Regal (white cover) ... LP
ABC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing.)

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New King TeeKing Tee IV Life (10 song radio edit) ... LP
MCA, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
10 out of the 11 songs from the King Tee IV Life LP. The best track is probably the posse cut "Free Style Ghetto", featuring Xzibit's first appearance on wax, as well as the Alkaholiks and Breeze. Other tracks include "Duck" featuring E-Swift, "Dippin", "You Can't See Me", "3 Strikes Ya Out", "Down *ss Loc", "Way Out There", "Let's Get It On", "Check The Flow", and "Advertisement". And most tracks have the nice Likwit Crew-style production. These are radio edit versions, in a plain black sleeve. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in an MCA sleeve.)

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New Betty LaVetteChild Of The 70s – The Complete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atco/Rhino, 1962/1972/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary soul singer finally gets her due – served up in a beautiful package that contains all of Betty Lavette's lost Atlantic album from 1972, plus additional singles for the label, including 2 previously unissued tracks! The package digs deeper than even the other excellent sets on Betty's work from the time – and contains all 12 tracks from her Child Of The Seventies album done in Muscle Shoals with producer Brad Shapiro, plus other 6 more titles from early 70s sessions with Clarence Paul and Ollie McLaughlin, as well as 4 more tracks from Betty's early Detroit recordings in 1962! The quality here is beautifully soulful throughout – deeper than even Aretha Franklin's best work for Atlantic – and overflowing with earthy, personal touches that make the music really great. Includes previously unissued tunes "Waiting For Tomorrow" and "Livin Life On A Shoestring" – plus "Our Own Love Song", "Your Turn To Cry", "All The Black & White Children", "Outside Woman", "My Love Is Showing", "The Stealer", "Heart Of Gold", "You'll Wake Up Wiser", "Soul Tambourine (mono single mix)", "Here I Am", "You'll Never Change", "My Man He's A Loving Man", and "Shut Your Mouth". 22 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Jimmy McGriffBlack Pearl ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover & labels have an ink stamp. Cover has some wear, a name in pen, and some splitting on the spine & seams.)
Also available Black Pearl ... CD 19.99

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New Perez PradoBig Hits By Prado ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the album's overflowing with earlier hits by Perez Prado, re-recorded here for the hi-fi generation, with really swinging RCA sound! The numbers include some perennial Perez favorites – including "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", "In A Little Spanish Town", "Caballo Negro", "Mambo Jambo", and the legendary "Mambo Number 5". A nice way to get all of his best stuff on wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a light crease on one corner.)

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New Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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New Shirley Scott & Stanley TurrentineSoul Shoutin' ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer record by Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine – and quite possibly the best they ever did together! The lady organist and husband tenorist play hard, firm, and strong – and the backing by Earl May and Grasella Oliphant is right in the pocket, and bubbles with a nice strong soul jazz groove. The record features their famous version of "In The Still Of The Night", taken at triple-time, with some excellent solo work by both players. Other tracks include 'Gravy Waltz", "Deep Down Soul", and "Soul Shoutin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a black & white cover. Cover has light wear, with some staining along the bottom.)

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New RJ SmithOne – The Life & Music Of James Brown (hardcover) ... Book
Gotham, 2012. New Copy Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Smoke (aka Black Smoke)Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This group were one of a number to use the name Smoke during the 70s – but at some point they were forced to change their name to Black Smoke, and you'll see the record listed both ways, but with the same cover. The band's a mixed ensemble of funk players – and they've got a sound that begins with a bass-heavy Average White Band groove, but moves into some more sophisticated playing with plenty of jazz funk touches. No surprise that the album's produced by Wayne Henderson, who handled some of the best jazz funk of the 70s – and in a way, the group probably sounds more like Pleasure (who Henderson also produced) than anyone else. The album features the extremely catchy soul tune "What Goes Around Comes Around", which has sweet ensemble vocals riffing along in a jazzy groove – plus the tracks "Screamin", "There It Is", "Freedom Of The Mind", and "Turn This Thing Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & a cut corner.)

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New Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... CD 5.99

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New Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Verve (Japan), Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print. CD sleeve includes peelable banana!)
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New Jimmie WalkerDyn-O-Mite ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The lasting recorded legacy of Jimmy Walker – and material that shows a much sharper, much smarter side of his personality than his character on Good Times! Walker's got a fast-talking, bad-rapping approach that's definitely rooted in the party record scene of the 60s – yet which is also turned here to deliver a bit more social commentary – maybe a bit of Bill Cosby wit filtered in to clean things up, as Walker turns his talents to 70s society on both sides of the tracks. Plenty of great stuff to sample here, including "The Black Prince Has Arrived" and "Show Biz", a good bit on blacksploitation films – and other titles include "The Apollo", "Suburbia", "Caucasians & Other White Folks", and "The Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fred WesleyHit Me Fred – Recollections Of A Sideman (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The life story of the amazing Fred Wesley – the funky, soulful trombone hero for the JBs, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and so many other geniuses and trailblazers – laid out by the master himself, and his gift as a great storyteller rivals even that of his musicianship! We already know that Wesley is in many ways the backbone for the legacy of 70s funk and soul – but it was bebop that defined him in his young years, with Fred masterfully adapting himself into the roles offered to him and eventually cementing his reputation as the heart and soul of funky horns. He provided the tight, propulsive force behind James Brown's grit and fire in the King's best years, the cosmic blowing of Parliament Funkadelic, the hard-snapping background of Boosty's Rubber Band, plus stints with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Count Basie, Hank Ballard, Maceo Parker, and some hard touring with his own bands. Wesley is nothing if not humble about his history, which to us is nothing short of amazing – but as he tells it, he was just a man doing a job. He's a musical journeyman, who satisfied his obligations to the best of his abilities – abilities that are impossible to even imagine one of our greatest chapters of purely soulful musical culture without. Hit Me, Fred is crammed with as much life as you could possibly expect in about 300 pages, with some nice black & white photos, Wesley's staggering discography, and a forward by funk historian Rickey Vincent. Book
 
 
 



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