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

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy .... $12.99
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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Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $39.99
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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J ParkerStarr Point Theory/The Black & White CD ... CD
Jay Park, Late 90s. Used .... $11.99
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 .... $14.99
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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Watts ProphetsRappin' Black In A White World ... LP
ALA, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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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Tony Joe WhiteBlack & White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monument/Warner (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
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 Bosq with Tita LimaPaciencia De Jo (Tall Black Guy remix, remix inst, orig, orig inst) (white colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily 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 Miles DavisLive Evil (black & white cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Used 2LP .... Out Of Stock
A beautiful live representation of the energy of the Bitches Brew years – one that has Miles Davis and the group really letting loose with free-flowing, modally-inspired lines – cooking up an incredible blend of acoustic and electric sounds at once! There's a bit of funk here, but not much – and although guitar is sometimes used strongly, it's often not as noisy as in later live sides. Instead, the whole group gels together beautifully – an unlikely assortment of players that includes Gary Bartz and Steve Grossman on reeds, John McLaughlin on guitar, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Hermeto Pascoal on percussion, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all given new focus, direction, and inspiration by Miles! Titles include "What I Say", "Sivad", "Selim", "Funky Tonk", and a great medley of "Gemini/Double Image". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Musical Treasury pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a half-split top seam, and a one-inch split on the bottom seam.)

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... 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: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". T-Shirt
Also available Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New L'Orange & Stik FigaCity Under The City (black & white vinyl) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A new story by producer "L'Orange" – starring wordsmith Stik Figa – and featuring appearances by Rapsody, Open Mike Eagle, yU, Has-Lo and more. Titles include "Dusty Speakers", "Monochrome", "Blind Tiger", "Before Midnight" with Rapsody, "World Of Monsters", "Smoke Rings", "Stone Like Me" with Has-Lo, "After All" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bryan Smith/Gordon Rees/Henry Duke/Tony RossBlack & White – KPM 1324 ... LP
KPM (UK), 1984. Used .... Out Of Stock
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New Soul Jazz RecordsSoul Jazz Records 12" Record Bag – Black/White ... Misc
Soul Jazz (UK), 2004. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A nicely priced record bag from one of our favorite record labels ever! The folks at Soul Jazz have come up with a great take on the DJ bag – going for one that looks like the classic flight bags that used to be given to customers by airlines in the 60s – nothing too fancy, nothing too durable, but a light little bag that's more than enough to tote around a small batch of items! It's almost like the Soul Jazz folks have taken a look at the ever-increasing size of the DJ bag over the years – as some now carry upwards of 100 records, with loads of extra pouches, pockets, and so many other parts you end up forgetting where you put everything. It's sort of like they said "hey, this has got to stop – let's just cook up a tiny bag that does what most people want!" The bag has a sleek stylish look, and holds around 20 to 30 records – all nicely squarebound, with yellow plastic piping, and a light little shoulder strap that can also condense down to a handle. Very nice! Misc
 
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Duran DuranNo Ordinary Tour EP (10-inch white colored vinyl) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Parlophone, 1993. New Copy .... $16.99
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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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy .... $12.99
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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Bennie MotenComplete Bennie Moten Vols 3 & 4 – 1928 to 1930 – Featuring Count Basie ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), Late 20s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold .... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Bennie MotenComplete Bennie Moten Vols 5 & 6 – 1930 to 1932 – Featuring Count Basie ... LP
RCA/Black & White (France), Early 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (LARGE) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy .... Temporarily 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: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". T-Shirt
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New Jelly Roll MortonComplete Jelly Roll Morton Vols 1/2 – 1926 to 1927 ... LP
Black & White/RCA (France), 1929. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... 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: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". T-Shirt
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... 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: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". T-Shirt
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt 12.99

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (SMALL) ... 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: 27", Chest: 36", Waist 36". T-Shirt
Also available Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt 12.99
 
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AceyaloneAll Balls Don't Bounce ... LP
Capitol, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP .... $9.99
Aceyalone's solo effort from the mid 90's, after the Freestyle Fellowship's major label LP "Inner City Griots" failed to make an impact in the larger, commercial world of Hip Hop. Production was handled by a lot of the more underground LA folks of the same period: Fat Jack, the Nonce, Mumbles & Vic Hop, and Abstract Rude of the FF makes a guest appearance. "Mic Check" & "All Balls" were the singles, but this one's filled with memorable tracks, when more adventurous hip hop was a lot less common: "Anywhere You Go", "Greatest Show On Earth" & "B-Boy Kingdom". 15 cuts in all, counting the couple of interludes, and because this was a promo-only vinyl pressing (during that black patch of the 90's when so much wasn't pressed on vinyl), many of the tracks are clean edits for radio play. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, in a plain white stickered sleeve – not the cover pictured.)

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Armand HammerRace Music ... CD
Backwoodz, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
Strong underground hip hop from Armand Hammer – the duo project of billy woods and Elucid! Tight rhymes from the core duo with leftfield production by DOS4GW, Messiah Musik, Marmaduke and Willie Green that's never predictable, but cohesive enough to frame the mic play nicely. Titles include "Hatchet Job", "Black Ark", "Shark Fin Soup", "Sunnis Blues", "Frog & Toad Are Friends", "Willie Bosket", "No Roses", "Duppy", "Hand Over Fist", "Where The Wild Things Are", "Renaissance Garments", "Kanun", "Nosferatu", "White Lies" and more. CD

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenLower East Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 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 Black SheepNorth South East West (rmx, clean, rmx inst)/Only If You're Live (clean) ... 12-inch
Polygram, 1995. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Two tracks off the Non-Fiction LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Werner BlaserMies Van Der Rohe – Lake Shore Drive Apartments ... Book
Birkhauser (Germany), 1999. New Copy .... $5.99 29.99
A great look at one of the more modern sides of our fair city – a beautiful book that focuses on the Lake Shore Drive apartments of architect Mies Van Der Rohe! Mies had a huge influence on the city's look in the postwar years – and some of his most striking creations are a set of apartment buildings at the cusp of Lake Shore as it hugs the shore of Lake Michigan – beautifully modern buildings that still have a tremendous sense of form, style, and purpose all these many years later – captured here in an array of well-done black and white photographs that showcase the buildings inside and out. The book offers shots both inside and out, as well as architectural plans and other images too – and also features notes in German and English. 90 pages, hardcover, and done with a sharp sense of style! Book

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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 .... $5.99 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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William S BurroughsRub Out The Words – The Letters Of William S Burroughs 1959 to 1974 (paperback) ... Book
HarperCollins, 2012. New Copy .... $10.99 35.00
A wonderful backdrop for the writings of William S Burroughs – his letters and correspondence from the late 50s through the early 70s – written to Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles, Brion Gysin, and other key figures from the underground! The prose is a bit more everyday than Burroughs cut-up novels – but the topics are very revelatory, and really show his space in a global world of evolving styles – penned in Paris, London, Tangier, and other cities. The book culls together material from carbon copies that Burroughs made of his letters – and presents them with notes that illuminate some of the trickier passages – although like Burroughs at his most outspoken, the letters state themselves pretty clearly overall. A hefty 661 pages, softcover, with some black and white photographs. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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New 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 Dennis CoffeyGetting It On '75 (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Sussex, 1974. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A really wicked groover from Dennis – and was this one ever on an LP? The 75 version of "Getting It On" is slower, slicker, and funkier than the original version of the tune – very much in a Black Belt Jones mode, and with a similar groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has some pen.)

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ContinentalIssue 21 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Double Crown, 2013. New Copy .... $6.99
A small magazine, but a sweet one too – especially if you dig 60s surf and guitar instrumentals! The issue's very heavy on text, with some nice black and white photos too – and highlights include an interview with Australia's legendary The Atlantics, a remembrance of Eddie Bertrand of Eddie & The Showmen, an interview with Reverb Junkies directory Steve Seagren, and lots and lots of reviews. The issue also comes with a bonus CD – featuring 21 songs by Beach Bunny, Corridor X, Rodeo, Point Zero, Wailin Wolf, and many others – and a DVD of the Reverb Junkies film. Magazine

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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
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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John A ElkingtonBeale Street – Resurrecting The Home Of The Blues (hardcover) ... Book
History, 2008. New Copy .... $4.99 25.99
A fascinating look at the hard work and careful thought that went into saving Beale Street in Memphis – a musical hotspot that's every bit as important as Maxwell Street in Chicago or 125th Street in New York – and which has certainly fared better than both over the years! Think what you want about the current state of Beale Street, but the book definitely shows that a great deal of effort went into holding onto this important site for music – arguably a lynchpin in holding onto a fair bit of the rest of Memphis as well. Author John Elkington is a real estate developer himself, so he's got a particular focus on the topic – but he's also got a lot of inside information that tells the story of the street right from the start. 126 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Nico FidencoBlack Emanuelle Collection – The Full Series (6CD & DVD box set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 6 CDs & DVD .... $99.99
Some of the slinkiest, sexiest 70s soundtracks ever recorded – all packaged together here in one box set, along with a bonus DVD as well! The wonderful set brings together six steamy scores by Nico Fidenco – all penned for the softcore Emanuel films, both black and white, and a wonderful collection of Euro erotic grooves, mellower bedroom moments, and some mighty nice themes! Some of these works are now out of print on CD, which makes the box the last place you'll ever find them – and the set recreates all the individual artwork and books of the CD releases – titles that include Black Emanuelle, Emanuelle In America, Black Emanuelle Goes East, Emanuelle Around The World, Emanuelle E Gli Ultimi Cannibali, and La Via Della Prostituzione. Also features the special Music For The Black Queen DVD – which has a documentary, and three interview passages – and comes in a special slipcover case. CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies. DVD is PAL format, region-free, so it may not play in all players.)

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Franz K TrioTerre De Blues ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 2011. Used .... $4.99
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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Serge GainsbourgComic Strip ... CD
Philips, Late 60s. Used .... $6.99
Great 20 track compilation that focuses on the pivotal years for Serge Gainsbourg – the time when he was turning his twisted French pop into a sound that would forever be remembered, and become an inspiration for so many of today's musicians. The set's got a few tracks that are on other albums we stock, but it's also got a lot of other groovy stuff that's pretty tough to find, and which was on rare singles, or other hard to find sources. Titles include "Shu Ba Du Ba Loo Ba", "Black & White", "Requiem Pour Un C", "Les Sucettes", "L'Anamour", "Hold Up", "Marilu", "Ford Mustang", and "Docteur Jeckyll Et Monsieur Hyde". Very cool, and with a great set of notes! CD

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

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Peter GuralnickLost Highway – Journeys & Arrivals Of American Musicians (paperback) ... Book
Little Brown, 2012. New Copy .... $4.99 18.99
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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Roy HargroveApproaching Standards (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
BMG/Jazz Heritage, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used .... $3.99
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(Please note: This copy has a black & white version of this cover.)
Also available Approaching Standards ... CD 3.99

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Will HermesLove Goes To Buildings On Fire – Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber, 2011. New Copy Book .... $5.99 30.00
A very cool look at the New York scene during some of its most important moments of the 70s – the birth of both hip hop and punk, the huge rise of Latin music, a resurgence in avant jazz, and an important art world interaction with just about anything it could get its hands on! Will Hermes traces diverse musical strands from the start of 1973 through the end of 1977 – years that were also important for the city as it went through a few different crises itself – all of which helped to set the kind of fires that made for the life-changing music recounted within! Hermes perfectly ties together a world that includes Ray Barretto, Laurie Anderson, Afrika Bambaata, Meredith Monk, Lou Reed, Anthony Braxton, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Colon, and many others – all with prose as vivid as the image on the cover. 368 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Gilbert HernandezLove From The Shadows – A Love & Rockets Book (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy Book .... $5.99 19.99
Some of the darkest work we've ever seen from Gilbert Hernandez – his third standalone graphic novel in this cool crime/b-movie-styled series! The work has a feel that's a bit like his Palomar stories, but packs a bit more punch, too – somewhat raunchier in themes, with the kind of crime thriller feel you'd guess from the cover! Done in a very nice format – 120 pages, black and white, and hardcover. Book

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

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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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Paul LesterLowdown – The Story Of Wire (paperback) ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2009. New Copy .... $4.99 19.95
A detailed look at one of the coolest, hippest, most unique groups to come out of the first wave of Brit punk in the late 70s – a quartet who worked in sonic corridors few other artists could touch, and who've gone onto change and expand their sound in more recent decades too! Paul Lester's book looks at the roots of the group and their emergence from the art school scene – and their crucial albums Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 – with later details on their revival and adaptation in the 80s and 90s. 182 pages, softcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $3.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Mood For Mendes", "Corcovado", and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Struttin Lightly", "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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MartiCabbie Vol 1 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy .... $6.99 19.99
Genius work from Spanish cartoonist Marti – the first run of his legendary Cabbie – a kind of surreal combination between Dick Tracy and Taxi Driver! The images are in a stark, bold, black and white mode that's like Chester Gould at his most pointed – but the subject matter is even more bizarre, as The Cabbie lives in a seedy urban torment between greed and lust and Catholic guilt! Marti's work was first presented in the US during the initial run of Raw Magazine – but this beautiful volume offers up 80 oversized pages as a singular narrative, in a very well done-package. Book

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

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

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Lou Reed & Lorenzo MattottiRaven (hardcover) ... CD
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy .... $6.99 22.99
A beautiful book version of Lou Reed's POEtry project – presented here with sublime illustrations from graphic novelist Lorenzo Mattotti! Reed's words draw on the legacy of Edgar Allen Poe, and feature his own interpretations and reworkings of the themes – originally presented on stage by artists who included Laurie Anderson and David Bowie – but featured here on paper, and interspersed with images from Mattotti that really complement the words. Some of Mattotti's images are in that bold, colorful charcoal style that we love from his graphic novels – and others are spare black and white ink drawings that show a very different side of his style, but one that still has an equal sense of power. Hardcover book is 164 pages, and full color throughout. CD

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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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Rolling StonesAccording To The Rolling Stones (paperback) ... Book
Chronicle, 2003. New Copy Book .... $5.99 15.95
The Rolling Stones in their own words – a very personal history of the group that's presented in a style that's almost conversational – as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood each tell tales on certain records, periods, and performances by the group – laid out to form a history that may not be one of the most exhaustive on The Stones, but which is certainly one of the most interesting! These passages are interspersed with some equally compelling essays from equally compelling names – Ahmet Ertegun, Marshall Chess, Peter Wolf, Don Was, and others – each sharing their own stories about the Rolling Stones. Book has some black and white photographs – and is 346 pages, softcover. Book

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Will RomanoIncurable Blues – The Troubles & Triumph Of Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2005. New Copy .... $4.99 17.95
The title definitely gets it right – as author Will Romano tells the triumphs and troubles of Hubert Sumlin – the southern guitarist who had a great role in the electric scene in Chicago during the postwar years! Sumlin spent a great deal of time with Howlin Wolf, then developed into a key artist on his own – and Romano lays out the story of Hubert's rise, fall, and recovery in rich detail – much of which is provided by Sumlin himself – then goes on to serve up a staggeringly big discography at the end, which features a surprisingly large amount of recordings. The book is softcover, 264 pages, with some black and white photos. Book

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RubberoomBlack Box (voc, inst)/Born (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Indus, 2000. Very Good+ .... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with marker on the labels.)

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Mike SchreiberTrue Hip Hop (hardcover) ... Book
Mark Batty, 2010. New Copy Book .... $5.99 14.95
Great photographs from Mike Schreiber – a New York-based artist who worked heavily for The Source and Vibe back in the day – and managed to capture a whole heck of a lot of great shots in the process! Schreiber includes some nicely personal memories along with the photos – some great scene-setting words that make the pictures even more vivid than you might think. Includes photographs of De La Soul, Biz Markie, Prince Paul, Slick Rick, Dwele, Redman, RZA, Jay Z, Method Man, Common, Beastie Boys, and many others – and the book features both color and black and white, and comes in a cool 7" square hardcover style! Book

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Zoot SimsZoot (Argo) ... LP
Argo, 1956. Near Mint- .... $11.99
An obscure session for Zoot Sims – but a nice one! The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! Tracks are shortish, but there's still plenty of room for Zoot to work in a style that's up there with his best bop recordings of the 50s – and at some level, the record's got the same sharp edge as Sims' best early sides for Prestige – but perhaps goes them one better with an added sense of tightness and maturity. The titles are pretty fresh too – and include "55th & State", "920 Special", "Gus' Blues", and "Bohemia After Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Cadet pressing in a black & white cover.)

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

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T-BonesBoss Drag/Boss Drag At The Beach/Doin The Jerk/Everyone's Gone To The Moon ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
A quartet of smoking instrumental albums from the T-Bones – a mighty cool studio combo from mid 60s LA! First up is Boss Drag – raucous drag strip rockers and driving R&B-fueled instrumentals by The T-Bones – killer material on Liberty from a group of young session wizards – including Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Dave Pell, Steve Douglas and others! It's wildly fun stuff that goes all in with the drag strip novelty – but totally transcends it – with some rubber-burning, rumbling excellence! Killer guitars, sax, organ drums from a one-time relatively anonymous cast of players. Includes "Hey Little Cobra", "Shut Down", "Drag City", "Draggin'", "Scorchin", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Boss Drag" and more. Boss Drag At The Beach adds in some cool surf-styled work on the guitars – and titles include "Haulin Henry", "Pearlin", "White Water Wipeout", "High Boy Hauler", and "Thunder Road". Doin The Jerk changes things up in a nice way – adding in plenty of the jerk rhythms promised in the title, which makes the sound more soulful than before – while still holding onto all the best guitar grooves from previous records! Titles include "Soda Jerk", "The Jerk", "Come On Do The Jerk", "Bread & Butter", and "Feelin Fine". Last up is Everyone's Gone To The Moon – one of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from the T-Bones – a set that features sublime Cali arrangements from Nick DeCaro – and a slightly expanded sound that sometimes adds in a bit of vocals to the usual guitar grooves of the group! There's a great late 60s vibe to the record that's a nice change from hot rod and surf modes of a few years before – and titles include "La Do Da Da", "Fare Thee Well", "Oh How Happy", "Paint It Black", "Kicks", and "Everyone's Gone To The Moon". CD

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Paul TrynkaDavid Bowie – Starman (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2011. New Copy .... $8.99 25.99
Maybe the biggest book we've ever seen on David Bowie – and certainly one of the best-researched too, with a wealth of new sources and details that haven't informed any previous projects! Writer Paul Trynka spent many years at Mojo – and he writes the volume with the vivid appeal of Mojo articles, but with a depth that far surpasses any magazine journalism – over 500 pages of history, musical details, and lots more – complete with some black and white photos too. Book

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Hiroshi Uchikado & Akira MizumotoRecord Buyers Diary (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2006. New Copy .... $26.99
It's no secret to crate diggers that Japanese record buyers really take their job seriously – and now here's a book to finally prove it! Record Buyer's Diary was put together by two Japanese record buyers as they travel the globe in search of the music they love – and it features photos, addresses, and other images from their trip – plus longer writings about their experiences in Japanese. If you don't understand the language, you might miss some of the content – but the book's still pretty darn cool in the way it offers up snippets from their trip, including photos of some great stores, maps, restaurants, and even some price tags! These guys aren't shy about sharing their secrets – and the book lists stores in Los Angeles, England, Germany, Seattle, and Vancouver. As we say, the bulk of it is in Japanese, but there's still plenty you can learn even if you don't understand the language! 215 pages, softcover, in color and black and white. Book

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Townes Van ZandtSunshine Boy – The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 to 1972 (clear vinyl) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Omnivore, 1971/1972. New Copy 3 LPs .... $53.99
A beautiful 3LP set of long buried Townes Van Zandt recordings from the early 70s – a period that you can easily argue was his peak – even though few people were buying his records at the time! You get a pretty solid representation of 2 sides of the Townes sound on this great compilation from Omnivore. Disc One features alternate studio versions of some of our favorite songs – a good deal of which were produced by Cowboy Jack Clement at his Nashville studio in 1972 – plus a handful that Townes recorded in LA a year earlier. These have a sound that are fleshed out enough instrumentally, but without the horns, strings and some of the other grander aspects of the officially released album versions in hopes of breaking Townes through to a larger audience at the time. Ironically, it's the rawness and intimacy that Townes fans are drawn to – and that's what you get here! The second disc features demos that mostly feature just Townes's voice and acoustic guitar – and it's achingly beautiful! Despite the familiar track list, every song on this 2CD set is previously unreleased – and essential for longtime Townes fans and newbies alike! Includes "T For Texas", "Who Do You Love", "Sunshine Boy", "Pancho & Lefty" (an alternate 1972 mix without strings and horns), "Sad Cinderella", "Lungs", "Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold", "White Freight Liner Blues", "Two Hands" and more on the studio sessions disc – and the titles on the disc of demos includes "Heavenly Houseboat Blues", "Diamond Heel Blues", "Tower Song", "Hightway Kind", "Old Paint", "Standin'" and more. 28 tracks in all – and it features some excellent notes by Colin Escott. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmie WalkerDyn-O-Mite ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+ .... $4.99
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
(Cover has tape on the spine.)

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Lance Scott Walker/Peter BesteHouston Rap Tapes ... Book
Sinecure, 2014. New Copy .... $22.99 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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Eric WeisbardListen Again – A Momentary History Of Pop Music (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2007. New Copy .... $5.99 25.98
An alternate look at the history of pop music – with key articles pulled from the excellent Experience Music Project! Editor Eric Weisbard puts together the annual conference – and has culled together a host of compelling essays – includeing David Thomas on Ghoulardi, Jason King on Roberta Flack, Jeff Chang on The Ghetto Brothers, Greil Marcus on Death Letters, Steve Waksman on Grand Funk and live 70s rock, Drew Daniel on Darby Crash, Mark Anthony Neal on the white soul of Lewis Taylor and Teena Marie, and WT Lhamon on Bert Williams. Lots more stuff, too – and 324 pages, softcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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New VariousAtlantic Doo Wap Special ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Early 50s. Very Good+ .... $14.99
A fine little collection of doo wops, despite the misspelling of the title, all rare Atlantic sides from the fifties, by groups whose individual singles trade for crazy money, collected for release as this album in Japan in the 80s. Includes two tracks by the Diamonds (the black group, not the white one – and one of our favorites) "A Beggar For Your Kisses" and "Two Loves I Have" with a total of 14 number s in all. Also includes "Moments To Remember You By" by the Romeos, "I'm So Lonely" and "Got The Water Boiling" by The Regals, "Shadows OF Love" by The Pearls, 'Wheel Of Fortune" by The Cardinals, "Crying" by The Versatiles, "Precious Love" and "Passing Time" by the Cookies, "Look At The Stars" by The Bobbettes, "Pledge Of Love" by The Penguins, "Blue Moon" by The Sh-Booms, and "Finders Keepers" by The Crescendos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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VariousChampion Sound – A Selection Of Vintage & Today's Reggae ... LP
Virgin (France), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Very Good 2LP .... $19.99
A tasty little set that combines classic tracks from the golden years of reggae with some of the strongest and most soulful newer material of the past few years! There's a total of 20 tracks in all, and titles include "Be Thankful" by Bunny Rugs, "Acid" by Royal Fam with Mighty Jarrett, "Come Back To Me (edit)" by Johnny Clarke, "Untold Stories" by Buju Banton, "Murderer" by Whitey Don, "Complaint" by Garnett Silk, "Is It Because I'm Black?" by Ken Boothe, "You Can't Fool Me Again" by Peter tosh, "Keep Them Coming" by Wayne Wonder, "Poorman Style" by Barrington Levy, "Putting Up A Resistance" by Beres Hammon & U-Roy, "When A Man's In Love" by Yami Bolo, and "No NO No" by KC White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear, a small stain in one corner, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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VariousESP Sampler ... LP
ESP, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $14.99
Very cool stuff – and a fittingly cool collection of work from the great ESP label! If you've never seen one of their samplers before, they're sort of a mad mix of many different styles – putting together tracks in short little blips, filtered out of longer original ones on albums, into a cool collage of sounds and moods. This album features a number of great bits from records we've never seen, mixed together with some more classic moments, all packaged in a cool cover. Includes bits from "East Village Other" by Ishamael Reed, "The Lovebook Record" by Andrei Vozenensky, "Movement Soul" from a record of traditional recordings, "Ni Kantu En Esperanto" from an Esperanto recording, "The Coach With Six Insides" from a musical based on Finnegan's Wake, "Assemblage" by Gunter Hampel, "East Village Other" by Allen Ginsberg, "Call Me Burroughs" by William S Burroughs, "Zitro" by James Zitro, "Of Love & War" by Randy Burns, and lots more by some of the usual suspects. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the black & white cover, including the insert. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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New VariousHeavy Soul (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $34.99
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. 2LP set features 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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VariousListen, Whitey! – The Sounds Of Black Power 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 16.99
Some of the most righteous recordings ever issued – a rich batch of soul, funk, rock, and spoken word tracks from the boldest era of African American empowerment! The set does a great job of mixing together classic cuts and overlooked nuggets – all of which bring forth the message of the times with energy that's far more direct, and far more powerful than some of the more easygoing songs of the Civil Rights era – a musical shift that follows the cultural one documented in the book of the same title! The collection and notes are done by Pat Thomas – who wrote the Listen Whitey book – and he's done a really amazing job of picking just the right selections, and finding a way to make them all resonate together beautifully – in ways that only increase the focus and strength of their message. Titles incude "Free Bobby Now" by The Lumpen, "I Ain't Black" by Kain, "Free Huey" by Stokely Carmichael, "Invitation To Black Power (parts 1 & 2)" by Sahid Quintet, "Woman Of The Ghetto (live)" by Marlena Shaw, "Who Will Survive America" by Amiri Baraka, "Winter In America (solo version)" by Gil Scott Heron, "I Hate The White Man" by Roy Harper, "Dem Niggers Ain't Playing" by The Watts Prophets, "Tim Leary" by Eldridge Cleaver, and "Angela" by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. CD

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me – Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950 to 1956 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99
An amazing collection – and one that really helped completely revise our understanding of Caribbean music! The collection features a fair bit of artists with roots in the West Indies, but who made a huge impact on London's postwar immigrant population – the new rise of non-native residents who were swelling the ranks of the city in the years after the way – bringing with them new cultures, new sounds, and new traditions – with all the requisite ideas and politics that might imply! The work here often has a subtle social agenda – working through themes important to these new Londoners, yet still echoing modes of the homeland as well – often with great musical backings that's heavy on percussion, jazzy instrumentation, and very upbeat rhythms. Titles include "London Is The Place For Me" by Lord Kitchener, "I Was There" by Young Tiger, "Some Girl Something" by The Lion, "No Carnival In Britain" by Mighty Terror, "Jamaica Hurricane" by Lord Beginner, "Birth Of Ghana" by Lord Kitchener, "Victory Test Match" by Lord Beginner, "Spanish Calypso" by The Lion, "Bulldog Don't Bite Me" by Timothy, "My Landlady" by Lord Kitchener, "If You're Not White You're Black" by Lord Kitchener, and "Aguiti" by Lord Invader. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousMoonage Timequake – Celebrating The Lunar Landing ... CD
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy .... $6.99
A really cool compilation of late 50s outer space obsessive pop, rockabilly boogie, and groovy space age jazz numbers – wild numbers from the decade before we set down on the moon! The numbers are mostly from the end of the 50s – age of black & white flying saucer attack movies and cold war hysteria – and it's filled with seedy and spacey little numbers that clearly influenced a generation of cheeky rockers to come. Martian honky tonk numbers, theremin enhanced instros, early Sun Ra cosmic jazz, echoey surf rock, and so much more! 27 tracks in all: "Blast Off" by The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra, "Saturn" by Sun Ra, "In The Bible" by Flying Saucers, "Martian Band" by Wildtones, "Moon Moods" by Samuel J Hoffman, "Space Storm" by Col Frank Erhardt and more. CD

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Peggy ConnellyPeggy Connelly ... CD
1956. New Copy .... Around May 27, 2014
An excellent album of vocals that's one of the best vocal jazz sessions ever cut on Bethlehem! It's also one of the rarest, and comes packaged in a cool purple, white, and black cover with Connelly stretched out in a montage of some very Laura Petrie-ish images! The backing's by a hip group led by Russ Garcia, and featuring Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, and Pete Candoli. Tracks include "Gentleman Friend", "Alone Together", "That Old Black Magic", "Why Shouldn't I", and "Trav'lin Light". CD

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Kazuo YashiroBlack Nag ... CD
1969. New Copy .... Around April 23, 2014
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

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New Big Mama ThorntonSaved ... LP
Pentragram, 1971. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A retro rootsy session from one of the unsung founders of rock n roll – a set of gospel tunes recorded for the Warner Pentragram subsidiary in the early 70s, done in a style that's in keeping with the "let's sell rootsy black music to the white liberal audience" that Warner was doing a lot in the early 70s. Titles include "Down by the Riverside", "Oh Happy Day", "Lord Save Me", and "Go Down Moses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining along the edges, some wear, and some some seam splitting, with some wrinkling and bits of stuck-on paper along the bottom.)

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New VariousHeavy Soul ... CD
Warner (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Heavy Soul (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 34.99

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New Donald Albrecht & Thomas MellinsOnly In New York – Photographs From Look Magazine (hardcover) ... Book
Monacelli, 2009. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Weird and wonderful photos from the now-kaput Look Magazine – a whole host of vivid postwar images that show why the publication was always a standout on the magazine racks! The cover image of Salvador Dali is a great leadoff to the book's run of photos – images from the New York streets, subways, apartments, clubs, and underground! Images includes shots of lovers in parks and on fire escapes, scenes in night spots, subway images, Times Square landscapes, garment industry photos, entertainers big and small, and some especially great footage of Harlem and Brooklyn in the 50s. 208 pages, black and white, in a heavy oversized book! Book

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New Vincent Brunner, edTunes – A Comic Book History Of Rock And Roll ... Book
Universe, 2010. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the complete history of rock and roll, but a collection of cool comics that each focus on a specific singer or group – brought together here as a very personal pastiche of views on modern music! The book is black and white, and most of the artists use a heavy pen technique that comes across well in the format – and each new entry is accompanied by a short essay on the artist involved, to situate the comic within a more historical context. Entries include "Nick Cave" by Laure Del Pino, "Ramones" by Sebastien Lumineau, "Led Zeppelin" by Killoffer, "The Kinks" by Luc Cornillon, "David Bowie" by Nine Antico, "Sex Pistols" by Jean Christophe Menu, "Captain Beefheart" by Jean Michel Thiriet, and Nick Drake" by Vincent Vanoli. 240 pages, softcover, black and white. Book

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New Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has some wear, creasing, and some stains near the front.)

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New Kent CrowleySurf Beat – Rock N Roll's Forgotten Revolution (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2011. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of the sound of surf music on the west coast – a surprisingly detailed volume that really fills in a lot of gaps in our knowledge of the genre – which can often be a bit oblique, due to a lack of studio and session details on the original records! Kent Crowley traces the genre from the start – looking at pre-surf guitar styles, then focusing on the big waves of the scene as surf evolves strongly over the 60s – and even looks at some later manifestations of the style too. The book's got a nice batch of black and white photos in the middle, and is 256 pages, softcover. Book

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New Death Comet CrewThis Is Riphop ... LP
Troubleman, Mid 80s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw post punk hip hop from the Death Comet Crew that defies categorization today, just as it did back in the 80s. In hindsight this stuff bangs like some of the Adrian Sherwood productions it was contemporary with, but has a much more raw, stripped down approach. Realizing the promise of postmodern cut and paste with percolating beat box underneath completely dissonant scratching and sampler interjections, this stuff makes most Def Jux releases sound down right musical. Guest vocals from none other then Rammellzee, who as you might imagine, fits into the vibe nicely. 12 tracks in all, including "America", "Riflemen", "Dance Mo Fo", "Funky Dream Two", "Interior Street", "At The Marble Bar" and "Scratching Galaxies". LP, Vinyl record album
(The LP cover is the black and white version of this image.)

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New DITCGet Yours (voc, clean, inst)/Where You At? (voc, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
DITC, 1999. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Limited edition single with two new DITC tracks with that straight ahead break-beat production style from Show(biz). "Get Yours" features Diamond and Big L (with verses reminding us once more what hip hop lost.) This is the original version of the track that appeared on the "Black Mask". "Where You At" features verses from Big Pun & Milano. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has remnants of a sticker.)

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New Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To the Pleasuredome ... CD
ZTT/Island, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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New Erroll GarnerPenthouse Serenade (Savoy) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, Late 40s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover differs slightly and is black and white.)

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New King TeeBlack Togetha Again (marley mix clean, lp clean)/Bus Dat Ass (ext)/We Got Tha Fat Joint (LP) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1992. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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

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New Mulatu/Suite For Ma Dukes/Arthur VerocaiMochilla Presents Timeless – Composer/Arranger Series (limited edition 3 DVD box set plus poster and download card) ... DVD
Mochilla, 2010. New Copy 3DVD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Timeless live performance series organized by Mochilla – epic tribute concerts held in honor of some of the great composer/arrangers and all around massively influential musical figures of their generations– Ethio funk founder Mulatu, Brazilian folk jazz great Arthur Verocai and hip hop genius J Dilla – captured here in this incredible DVD box set! The concerts were held in February and March of 2009, and each features a sprawling roster of guest musicians who were inspired by these towering figures, distilled into an excellent 73 minute program, with slideshows and special features. Delicious stereo sound and beautifully presented in black & white! The Mulatu Astatke show was composed & arranged by Mulatu, hosted by Eothen "Egon" Alapatt and Garth Trinidid – with guests including Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and many more! They perform Yejermo Sew", "I Faram Gami", "Yekatit", "Mulatu", "Ebo Lala" and more. The Dilla tribute is billed as A Suite For Ma Dukes (Dilla's moms is rightly proud of Mr Yancey and deserves to be honored for his work) features Miguel Atwood-Ferguson fronting a 60-piece orchestra – if that doesn't speak volumes for Dilla's legacy, what could? Guests include Bilal, Dwele, Talib Kweli, Pos of De La Soul, Karriem Riggins and others. Titles include "Morning Order", "Antiquity", "Gobstopper", "Jealousy", "Angel", "Stakes Is High" and more. Arthur Verocai composes, arranges and conducts to show in his honor, and the show was hosted by Egon and Doom (!!!) – with some legendary guests such as Ivan Conti, Airto Moreira, Jose Bertrami and others. Titles include "Karina", "Sylvia", "Dedicada A Ela", "Securi", "Flying To LA", "Na Boca Do Sol" and more. DVD
(Limited edition of 4000 copies – and comes with a download card with exclusive audio content! DVD is Region 0, NTSC coded.)

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New Rammelzee vs K-RobBeat Bop (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tartown, 1983. Used (pic cover, reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reissue of the amazing, and previously impossible to find, track produced by Jean Michel Basquiat. Originally released in 1983, the deep, laid-back production and vocals were years ahead of what anyone else was doing at that time. This reissue features the original 10+ minute version and instrumental and the hard to get cover art, white on black drawings on the front and back, done by Basquiat. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Dewey RedmanLook For The Black Star ... LP
Freedom, 1966/1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice early set by Dewey, recorded in San Francisco in 1966 with a quartet that includes Jim Young on piano, Don Raphael Garrett on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums. Redman wrote all of the compositions, and the set's a great peek at his early talent before recording with Ornette. Tracks include "For Eldon", "Seven And One", and "Spur Of The Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a cut corner, and a partially unglued top seam.)

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New Tito RodriguezWa-Pa-Cha (El Guapacha) (white cover) ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Original pressing of this late 50's effort by Tito Rodriguez. The record's got a good hard sound that's similar to some of his better RCA work, and which we like a lot more than his later recordings from the 60's. All cuts have vocals, and the band plays lots of short choppy Latin grooves. Titles include "Clapping The Guapacha", "What Happen To Pedro", "Cool Guapacha", "Chug A Lug", and "659 Tenth Avenue". And if you couldn't guess, the groove is mostly guapacha. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some stains, some pen, split top and bottom seams, and tape on the seams.)

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New Matt SakakeenyRoll With It – Brass Bands In The Streets Of New Orleans ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget all the cliches you may know about brass bands in New Orleans – especially those aimed at tourists in the French Quarter – as writer Matt Sakakeeny looks at the real lives of musicians on the street – playing music that continues to evolve well into the 21st Century, often amidst a fairly tumultuous landscape! The brass band has had a great revival in recent years – something we've documented here on record – and Sakakeeny's words really get at the heart of the reason – telling the tale of members of the Hot 8, Rebirth, and Soul Rebels Brass band – both on and offstage, before and after Katrina, and willing to face the challenges to come. The book features loads of great black and white, woodcut-style illustrations from Willie Birch – and is 230 pages, softcover. Book

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New Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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New Bob Seger SystemRamblin' Gamblin' Man ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy psych from Detroit, in the years before Bob Seger became a "lighters in the air" peddler of redneck theme songs. Cut from the same cloth as the early Mitch Ryder, Amboy Dukes and Grand Funk that were the hallmark of the Motor City rock sound of the day, most of the tracks on this outing are concise rockers, but the band delves into a bit of nice jamminess on side 2. Includes 'Tales Of Lucy Blue", "Ivory", "Gone Down Home", "Train Man", "White Wall", "Black Eyed Girl", "2 + 2 = ?" and "Doctor Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label reissue pressing.)

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New Patti SmithJust Kids (paperback) ... Book
Bloomsbury (UK), 2010. New Copy Book .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly beautiful book from Patti Smith – her memoirs of her years with Robert Mapplethorpe, told with an even more sensitive voice than we might have expected from her music! The book has earned Patti a whole new range of appreciation – and for good reason too – and in addition wonderfully personal and poignant passages, the story also really opens up the New York artist experience of the 60s and 70s – especially during the years of struggle that Smith and Mapplethorpe experienced together. 287 pages, softcover, with some black and white images, and a few poems as well. Book

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New Betty St ClaireWhat Is There To Say ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost album of vocals by Betty St Claire – done in a style that's similar to some of Ella Fitzgerald's work on Verve from the 50s, but recorded with a small group and a rawer sound that keeps the soulfulness of the album pretty high. Titles include "Skylark", "That Old Black Magic", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Out Of Nowhere", and "East Of The Sun". Nice cover, too – in a color filter over black and white style that's like some of the best Bethlehem covers from the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting. Vinyl is clean, with surface marks – plays decently overall.)

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

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New White Mandingos (Murs, Darryl Jenifer)Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (white vinyl – with download) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2013. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tripped out, heavy hip hop from the unlikely trio of west coast indie veteran Murs, Ego Trip's Sascha Jenkins and DC hardcore legend/Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer! A pretty cool mix of uncompromising lyrics, heavy bass and waves of dissonant guitar. It's unlike anything else out there, circa summer '13! Includes "The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me", "Black-N-White", "Warn A Brotha", "Wifey", "King Of New York", "My Weapon", "I Like You", "Wesley Snipes", "My First White Girl", "Mandingo Rally", "Too Late" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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