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J ParkerStarr Point Theory/The Black & White CD ... CD
Jay Park, Late 90s. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has an autograph.)

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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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Tony Joe WhiteBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monument/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
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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New 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 David BowieBlack Tie White Noise ... LP
Arista, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Dutch pressing. Cover has minor creases.)

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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 Bosq with Tita LimaPaciencia De Jo (Tall Black Guy remix, remix inst, orig, orig inst) (white colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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New 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 Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt

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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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Richard & WillieRed White & Blue From A Black Point Of View ... LP
Laff, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt

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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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New 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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Black PearlBlack Pearl ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $11.99
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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New Black Smoke (aka Smoke)Black Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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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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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Peter BlechaSonic Boom – The History Of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" To "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy ... $2.99 19.99
Not a biography of one-time Spacemen 3 mainman – but a very cool look at the wealth of great guitar rock that emanated from the Pacific Northwest from the late 50s onward! There must be something in the water up there, because countless great guitar giants have hailed from Washington State and nearby locals – artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, and a huge host of important guitar groups like The Ventures, Wailers, Kingsmen, and others! The book wisely gives its strongest focus to the 60s – with a wealth of information on the local scenes and small labels who really brought the Northwest sound to the rest of the world – then follows with a bit more on the 70s and 80s, as well as the 90s wave of punk and grunge. 304 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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David BowieChanges Two ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
We've never been huge of best ofs or greatest hits collections, but you could do a lot worse than this second set of Bowie tracks covering a reasonably large chunk of the thin white duke's career, with 10 tracks in all, including "Aladdinsane", "Oh! You Pretty things", "Starman", "1984", "Ashes To Ashes", "Sound & Vision", "Fashion", 'Wild IS The Wind", "John I'm Only Dancing" and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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

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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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New 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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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". CD

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing, including the insert. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, and a very small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Family StandChain ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
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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Final CallBlack Politician (radio, long, acapella, long remix, club) ... 12-inch
Alpha, Mid/Late 80s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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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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New 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. Cover has some wear.)

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New 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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New 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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Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) – but it's also got some incredible cuts that are exclusive to this album, and which have that stone funky groove that makes the best late 60s work of Serge so in-demand these days! The best tracks include "Ford Mustang", "Initials BB", and "Black And White" – all of which have incredible funky intros that are totally sampleable – and the set also includes "Bonnie And Clyde", "Qui Est In Qui Est Out", "Marilu", "Shu Ba Du Ba La Loo Ba", "Hold Up", "Torrey Canyon", "Dr Jeckyll Et Monsieur Hyde", "Comic Strip", and "Bloody Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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Incredible Bongo Band/Ollie Nightingale/SylversThing With Two Heads ... LP
Pride, 1972. Sealed ... $24.99
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great tracks from his Incredible Bongo Band ("Bongolia" and "Bongo Rock"), plus two Ollie Nightingale cuts ("Here I Am Again" and "May The Best Man Win") and two Sylver's cuts (including the break classic "Fools Paradise".) Sammy Davis Jr. and Jerry Butler contribute two other great tracks (Butler does "A Prayer", one of his best 70's tracks), and the whole thing's a groovy comp of stuff on the MGM/Pride label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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King TeeKing Tee IV Life (10 song radio edit) ... LP
MCA, 1995. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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Last PoetsLast Poets/This Is Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Douglas/Snapper (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 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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New 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 some wear, a split bottom seam, and a partially split top seam.)

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Junior ManceWith A Lotta Help From My Friends ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1970. Used ... $8.99
Funky breaking piano! Although Junior Mance has made some pretty mellow albums in his time, this is a great record of funky piano tracks – with a nice groove that puts it in a Three Sounds/Young Holt camp! The highlight of the record is the great "Well, I'll Be White Black", which starts with a great breakbeat – but there's a number of other great tracks, like "Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again", "Spinning Wheel", and "Home Groovin". Players include Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey, and Billy Cobham – but Junior's piano is the hard, heavy star of the record! CD

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New 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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Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the full spectrum of the hardcore scene, but never in a way that's gimmicky or touristy at all. Some bits are pulled from treasured collections, some are relics from the past – like gig posters or t-shirts – and the book features hefty comments from all the artists and contributors, too. There's even a great photo-discography at the end – and although the book was put together by MTV, it's got a very rich, non-commercial feel. Book

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Richard Pryor with Richard & WillieRichard Pryor Meets. . . Richard & Willie And. . . The SLA ... LP
Laff, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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Public EnemyMuse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age ... CD
Def Jam, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Whole Lotta Love Goin On In The Middle Of Hell", "Give It Up", "What Side You On?", "Bedlam 13:13", "Stop In The Name...", "What Kind Of Power We Got?", "So Whatcha Gone Do Now?", "White Heaven/Black Hell", "Live And Undrugged Part 1 & 2", "Death Of A Carjacka", "I Stand Accused", and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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RaincoatsRaincoats ... CD
Geffen, 1980. Used ... $6.99
A postpunk underground classic from The Raincoats – and a record that deserved more, both in the early 80s, and much later after being such a huge influence on indie rock (and in a couple cases, massive mainstream célèbre) to come! Barbed, blunt, jagged and rough, but with an incredible ear for some kind of bitter sweetness within. Just a fantastic record, and justifiably revered by those stars big and small that proclaimed its greatness over the years. Still one the coolest punk-ish record ever with a violin. Titles include their wicked cover of "Lola", plus "Fairytale In The Supermarket", "No Side To Fall In", "Black And White", "The Void", "You're A Million", "In Love" and "No Looking". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Pharoah SandersElevation ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
A fantastic album by Pharoah Sanders – one of his later albums for Impulse, but one of his best! The record has Pharoah grooving in a strongly modal style – working up long passages of rhythm, piano, and percussion that really build on the promise delivered in earlier tunes on records like Jewels Of Thought and Tauhid – that strong sense of flow that was possibly Sanders' greatest contribution to the world of spiritual jazz – over and above his own work on tenor sax! The tunes never go too far out, and have a really joyous feel that we totally love – opening Pharoah up with that bright spirit that makes some of his 70s work so great, really pushing him past the darkness of the immediate post-Coltrane years. Other players include Joe Bonner on piano, Calvin Hill on bass, Michael White on violin, and Michael Carvin on drums – and titles include the tremendous track "Greeting To Saud", plus "Elevation", "Spiritual Blessing", "Ore Se Re", and "The Gathering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on a bit on track one. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a bit of light edge wear.)

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New Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape on the seams, and two stickers on the front.)

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New 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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Smoke (aka Black Smoke)Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
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 a cut corner.)

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
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 ... $9.99
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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Jimmie WalkerDyn-O-Mite ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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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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Fred WesleyHit Me Fred – Recollections Of A Sideman (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
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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White StripesElephant ... CD
Third Man/V2, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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.)

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Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
London Afrobeat from Yaaba Funk – a group who definitely dig deep in the cross-cultural scene of their city! Yaaba Funk have an approach that recalls some of the better London work of this nature from years back – not just a rehash of older Nigerian modes, but a willingness to make the sounds mean something new, too – especially when they get very strong political motivation from the lyrics! Instrumentation is the usual guitar, saxes, and percussion – but some tracks also feature some sweet kalimba, and very inventive work on bass, which helps open up the sound. Titles include "Poor Man's Tale", "Ghana A to Z", "Volta Blues", "Black To White", "Political War", and "Gyae Me Na Mendwen". CD features a few bonus remixes too! CD

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

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

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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 ... $18.99
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
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! The package features a great set of notes on the music, and a long set list that includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. CD
(Finally back in print!)
Also available Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99

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

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Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 23, 2014
An absolute classic! If you can own only one reggae LP, this one's in the front running – it's as if the words crucial and conscious were created to define the sound Winston Rodney, Burning Spear & the Black Disciples capture on this landmark roots LP. Though this is the Island version which many claim was cleaned up a bit too much to appeal to white audiences, we still think it's pretty powerful. Featuring the tracks "Slavery Days", "Marcus Garvey", "The Invasion", "Red, Gold, & Green", "Resting Place", and "Live Good". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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 Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing from the 80s in a black & white cover, with a light stain on the bottom 2 inches.)
Also available
Two Steps From The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Two Steps From The Blues ... CD 3.99
Two Steps From The Blues ... LP

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New Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason – on titles that include "Jack Spratt", "Propapagoon", "This Is Always", "Everyone Does", and "Mr Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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New Black DickBlack Dick For President ... LP
Plain Talkin, Early 70s. Used 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most bizarre party records you'll ever find! The album is kind of a mixture of Rudy Ray Moore bad-talkin with the LP subculture of political speeches by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Elijah Muhammad. The 3LP package is an extended speech by "Black Dick" (who seems to be Thaddeus Martin from the credits) – an imaginary political figure who talks on at length about his platform, saying things like "Black Dick will set you free," "what this country needs is more Black Dick," and "you need a Black Dick in the White House." More than just being an overly long joke, though, the album's also a fascinating testament to political disenfranchisement – kind of a "what the hell – they don't care about us anyway, why not stick it to them?" sort of effort, one that almost bears more resemblance to the speeches of some of the 60s political figures than it does the humor of the early 70s party crowd. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a peeled spot on front, and seam splitting.)

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New Black Rock & RonYou Can't Do Me None (BRNR rmx voc, BRNR rmx inst, Prince Paul rmx voc, Prince Paul rmx inst, Prince Paul rmx beat mix) ... 12-inch
RCA, 1990. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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New David BowieChanges One ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've never been huge fans of greatest hits collections, but you could do a lot worse than this fine set covering a huge chunk of the thin white duke's career, with 11 tracks in all, including "Space Oddity", "John, I'm Only Dancing", "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City", "Jean Genie", "Diamond Dogs", "Rebel Rebel", "Young Americans", "Fame" and "Golden Years". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has slightly wavy corners.)

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New David BowieLow ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's reputation as a songwriter at the time! It's almost like Bowie's shaking off all the confused stardom of the previous parts of the 70s – and is stepping forward as a new being from a new space – cleaner, leaner, and simpler than before – but hardly evacuated of soul at all, certainly not as much as you might guess from the Man Who Fell To Earth image on the cover. Titles include "Speed Of Life", "Be My Wife", "A New Career In A New Town", "Warsawza", "Art Decade", "Weeping Wall", and "Sound & Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has some fraying on the spine.)

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New Jimmy CliffUnlimited ... LP
Warner, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great self produced album from Jimmy Cliff – very soulful, but with a rootsy political edge you might not expect from a pop reggae star like Cliff. Recorded in Jamaica at Dynamic Sounds, with a great lineup that includes the Heptones on backing vocals, and issued in the US by Warner as part of a big push on Jimmy's work when the film The Harder They Come was released. Titles include "Black Queen", "Be True", "Oh Jamaica", "Commercialization", "The Price Of Peace", "Poor Slave", and "Rip Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and some wear.)

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New Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP
Philips, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, and a bit of splitting, but is in good shape. Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Milt Gross/Ari Y KelmanIs Diss A System? – A Milt Gross Comic Reader (hardcover) ... Book
New York University Press, Mid 20s/2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal look at the American roots music by one of our favorite writers ever – a book that was penned decades ago, yet still stands as crucially important all these many years later! Peter Guaralnick's Lost Highway is essential reading for any fan of older blues, country, and R&B – and the whole thing is done with his careful blend of historical detail and downright enthusiasm for the music involved! Rather than attempt a comprehensive history, Guaralnick focuses each chapter on a key figure – artists who include Howlin Wolf, Otis Spann, Big Joe Turner, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Scotty Moore, Sleepy Labeef, and others – all woven together into a careful tapestry that really tells the story of the lost corners that led to the American mainstream. 364 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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New Donny HathawayEverything Is Everything ... LP
Atco, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark stuff, and a beautiful album that mixes soulful tracks with Donny's nascent jazz sensibility! The set's a key chapter in the history of soul music – a record that has Donny emerging from shadows of the Chicago studio scene to become one of the most promising soul artists of the 70s. The album was recorded in Chicago, with a host of great players that had been gigging for years in the Chess studios – and the record is the rich culmination of talents that had been brewing in the Windy City for years. Includes the monster hit "The Ghetto" – one of Donny's best-known tracks and a rollicking funky number – in a full extended version with a good instrumental breakdown. Also features a remake of "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", which shows Donny's strong ties to the Earth, Wind, & Fire organization – plus moody spiritual numbers like "I Believe To My Soul", "Thank You Master", and "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, and some light stains on the back.)
Also available Everything Is Everything ... CD 6.99

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

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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 some wear, a bit of seam splitting, and some light stains on the back.)

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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 Elizabeth Lands (Liz Lands)Untamed ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Dave Martin – for an early appearance by this hip soulful singer! Titles include "The Children", "Mighty One", "Mr Mountain", "Ku Ku Ba", "Have A Child", and "Snow White Gown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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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 has a cut corner, and a few small stains on the back.)
Also available Black Pearl ... CD 19.99

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New Lee Perry & The UpsettersRevolution Dub (Earmark) ... LP
Earmark (Italy), 1970s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Like so many Perry issues, this white label is of somewhat questionable origin, but it's pure Scratch,and by that we mean pure butter! 10 tracks in all, and though we can't pinpoint the exact source, these have that Black Ark groove running through them pretty heavily, with some nice guitar and a really spare approach to the often murky Perry tone poetry. Includes "Dub Revelations", "Womans Dub", "Kojak", "Doctor On The Go", "Bush Weed", "Dreadlock Talking", "Own Man", "Dub The Rhythm", "Black Hand" and "Rain Drops". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue.)

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New Dunstan PrialProducer – John Hammond & The Soul Of American Music (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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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 Sylvia St JamesMagic/Echoes & Images ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Tarbaby (Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits)Fanon – A Musical Tribute To Frantz Fanon ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredibly strong work from the Tarbaby trio – a group that features Orrin Evans on piano, but which gets really equal strength from the bass of Eric Revis and drums of Nasheet Waits! In fact, those two latter players often take center stage instead of the piano – each with compositions that really showcase their styles, and some breakout solo moments that really definite their presence wonderfully! The set also features Oliver Lake on alto and Marc Ducret on guitars – both players who are freely creative with the trio, but who almost come across best at those moments when they're shading in the sound instead of stepping forth in the spotlight. Titles include "Small Pieces Tiny Pieces", "Fanon", "Black Skin White Mask", "Is it Real", "Liberation Blues", "FLN Stomp", and "One Destiny". CD

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New Jack WhiteLazaretto (180 gram vinyl – with download and 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks) ... LP
Third Man, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New James White & The BlacksOff White ... LP
Ze, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frenetic and energetic work from James White and the Blacks – a seminal album in the post-punk New York scene, and one of the fiercest documents of the no wave sound! White combines jagged punk rock guitars with some more funk-inspired rhythms and odd traces of free jazz – all sifted into one genre-f*cking album that grabs you from the get-go! The sound is incredible – an inspiration for countless other groups, but rarely duplicated as well – with tracks that include "Bleached Black", "White Devil", "Almost Black", "Heat Wave", "Stained Sheets", and "Contort Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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New Josh WhiteJosh White's Blues ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Frank Wright TrioFrank Wright Trio (original pressing) ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A freewheeling workout in the classic ESP mode. Wright's hard tenor is set against the bass of Henry Grimes and the drums of Tom Price. (In a way, this is like Grimes' ESP record, with Wright in the place of Perry Robinson.) Three long tracks, with lots of room for Wright to wail. Tracks include "The Moon", "Jerry", and "The Earth". (What a treat for Deadheads – to have Jerry between the Earth and the Moon!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has images of ESP covers up to 1028, and the inner label is white with black type and a 5th Ave address. In wonderful shape!)

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New Scott YanowTrumpet Kings – The Players Who Shaped The Sound Of Jazz Trumpet (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Kazuo YashiroBlack Nag (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ramsey Lewis move over – because this cooking Japanese trio from the 60s has a mightily soulful groove – one that's more than enough to give Ramsey's classic combo a run for their money! Pianist Kazuo Yashiro hits the keys harder than ever here – working with a wickedly soulful punch, and getting sublime backing from Masanaga Harada on electric bass and Jimmy Takeuchi on drums – both rhythm players with more than a bit of funk in their bag – as you'll hear on some of the most explosive cuts on the record! The use of electric bass, and overall range of styles, is a bit like the second Lewis trio – with Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White – yet there's also some really unique elements to the record that make it way more than a copycat of American modes. Titles include "Black Nag", "Favela", "Love For Sale", "Marionette Blues", and "Lady Madonna". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Gene AmmonsMakes It Happen ... LP
Cadet, 1950. Used ... Out Of Stock
An interesting album for Gene Ammons – one that was issued in the late 60s with a very sexy-looking cover, but which actually features recordings of much earlier vintage! The sides on the set were recorded in 1950, and they've got a sound that's moody, echoey, and which shows the soulfulness that Ammons had at this early period – a rich contribution to the tenor sound at the time – caught by a young Chess Records with plenty of dark overtones that makes the material differ somewhat from Gene's dates of the time for Prestige. Titles include "Once In A While", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "My Foolish Heart", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Can Anyone Explain", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cut corner.)

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New 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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New Samuel ChartersLanguage Of Song – Journeys In The Musical World Of The African Diaspora ... Book
Duke University Press, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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