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New VariousLost & Found – The Blue Rock Records Story ... CD
Blue Rock/Mercury, Late 60s. Used 2CD .... Out Of Stock
An amazing chapter in the history of Chicago soul – a deep look at the ultra-hip Blue Rock subsidiary of Mercury Records – home to a host of amazing singles back in the 60s! Blue Rock was only around for a few years, but managed to record some really great music – soul tunes that rival the greatness of better-known Chicago soul work on Brunswick or Okeh, bluesy bits that almost beat Chess at their own game, and some grittier grooves that feel like the best indie sides you might find on Windy City labels like Twinight or Dakar. The package is filled with amazing Chicago cuts – 60 numbers that really make us proud to be living in the powerhouse of the midwest – brought together with a level of hipness we'd hardly expect from a major label collection. Titles include "Let Her Love Me" by Otis Leavill, "Baby What's Wrong" by Johnnie Mae Matthews, "Got No Excuse" by James Crawford, "Look At Me" by The Deletts, "Baby Don't Leave Me" by Jimmy Holland, "Does Anybody Love Me" by Joyce Kennedy, "I Won't Let Her See Me Cry" by Big Frank & The Essences, "Baby Boy" by Janeen Henry, "Come On & Love Me" by Dizzy Jones, "Cheaters Never Get Anywhere" by Big Tim & The Empires, "She's Mine" by The Chi-Lites, "Darling I'll Get Along Somehow" by Reggie Lamont, "Don't Go Away" by Reginald Domino, "Ooo Baby" by Bobby Hutton, "Lost & Found" by Kenny Carlton, "You're Tuff Enough" by Jr Wells, "A Grown Man Cry" by Chino Feaster, " Over My Dead Body" by Benny & Tina, "Checkin Out" by The Festivals, "Love Ain't Never Hurt Nobody" by Brenda Duff, and "I'm In Your Corner" by Roy Hytower. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Junior WellsAnother Mule Kicking In Your Stall/Party Power ... 7-inch
Blue Rock, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $7.99
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New VariousAmericana Rock Your Soul Vol 2 – More Blue Eyed Soul & AOR Sounds From The Land Of The Free (with bonus CD) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really soulful sounds from a set of unlikely sources – American grooves from the late 70s that weren't necessarily recorded as soul records – but which really fit in well with the best work of the time! The music here is from a host of obscure indie records – some funk, some jazz, some even rock – but always with a warmly soulful groove that's mighty darn nice – and which sparkles along with some of the best work of the time from much bigger names! If we were to go for a comparison, we might reach for the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene of the time – especially its way of blending together different styles with a warmer mode and a jazzy finish – something that all the artists here really share. The set's a wonderful discovery – even nicer than the first volume – and we'd honestly never heard most of these cuts before. Titles include "Make Me Believe" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "Night Time Stars" by Joseph Nicoletti, "Hollywood" by Ray Camacho Band, "Hot Ice" by TR's Hot Ice, "Vaya Mulata" by Luc Cousineau, "There's A New Group In Town" by Breakaway, "A Million Stars" by Macky Feary Band, "Without You" by Steve Eaton, and "Here Is Where Your Love Belongs" by Jaye P Morgan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD, too!)

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New VariousAmericana Rock Your Soul Vol 2 – More Blue Eyed Soul & AOR Sounds From The Land Of The Free ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Really soulful sounds from a set of unlikely sources – American grooves from the late 70s that weren't necessarily recorded as soul records – but which really fit in well with the best work of the time! The music here is from a host of obscure indie records – some funk, some jazz, some even rock – but always with a warmly soulful groove that's mighty darn nice – and which sparkles along with some of the best work of the time from much bigger names! If we were to go for a comparison, we might reach for the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene of the time – especially its way of blending together different styles with a warmer mode and a jazzy finish – something that all the artists here really share. The set's a wonderful discovery – even nicer than the first volume – and we'd honestly never heard most of these cuts before. Titles include "Make Me Believe" by Archie James Cavanaugh, "Night Time Stars" by Joseph Nicoletti, "Hollywood" by Ray Camacho Band, "Hot Ice" by TR's Hot Ice, "Vaya Mulata" by Luc Cousineau, "There's A New Group In Town" by Breakaway, "A Million Stars" by Macky Feary Band, "Without You" by Steve Eaton, and "Here Is Where Your Love Belongs" by Jaye P Morgan. CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good- .... $11.99
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – hitting a groove that's got plenty of nascent elements of that Cannonball sound that would virtually take over jazz in the 60s! Yet there's also a nicely different vibe going on here too – a bit less structure, and a looser approach to the mode – spun out with some modern moments too, on titles that include "Straight No Chaser", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Fuller Bop Man", and "Stay On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has small split on the bottom seam, with some wear and light stains on the back.)

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Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $16.99
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New AssagaiZimbabwe ... CD
Philips/Keyhole (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $16.99
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, and Louis Moholo on drums – with some rock touches from guitarist Fred Coker, and Ghanian elements on percussion and vocals from Terri Quays! Most of the other players have strong jazz backgrounds, and because of that the set's got a style that's different than the usual Afro rock outing of its type – more far-reaching and cosmic overall, with some especially great passages from Feza, Pukwana, and Coker. Jade Warrior make a guest appearance too – and titles include "Barazinbar", "Wanga", "La La", "Dalani", "Bayeza", "Sanga", "Come Along", and "Kinzambi". CD

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Belfi/Grubbs/PiliaDust & Mirrors ... CD
Blue Chopsticks, 2014. New Copy .... $12.99
An excellent second album from the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio – with a more strongly song-based vibe than we expected after their looser, though no less rewarding debut! Andrea Belfi is on drums, percussion and electronics, David Grubbs is on electric guitar, keys and some vocals, and Stefano Pilia plays acoustic and electric guitar. We've been fans of David Grubbs for decades, from the more dissonant underground rock, to the more textural instrumental material, and he's found excellent partners in Italian players Belfi and Pilia. Titles include "Charm Offensive", "Brick Dust", "Cool Side Of The Pillow", "The Distance, Cut", "Ambassador Extraordinaire", "The Headlock" and "Foamy Originale". CD
Also available Dust & Mirrors ... LP 17.99

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Belfi/Grubbs/PiliaDust & Mirrors ... LP
Blue Chopsticks, 2014. New Copy .... $17.99
An excellent second album from the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio – with a more strongly song-based vibe than we expected after their looser, though no less rewarding debut! Andrea Belfi is on drums, percussion and electronics, David Grubbs is on electric guitar, keys and some vocals, and Stefano Pilia plays acoustic and electric guitar. We've been fans of David Grubbs for decades, from the more dissonant underground rock, to the more textural instrumental material, and he's found excellent partners in Italian players Belfi and Pilia. Titles include "Charm Offensive", "Brick Dust", "Cool Side Of The Pillow", "The Distance, Cut", "Ambassador Extraordinaire", "The Headlock" and "Foamy Originale". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dust & Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry Is On Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Chuck Berry is definitely on top with this classic Chess Records set – an album that shows that Berry always had a lot more to offer than some of his oldies rocker contemporaries! Sure, there's a few hits here, but the overall quality of the music is more in the mode of Chess blues of the time – lots of raw backings that are as heavy on piano lines and romping rhythms as they are Chuck's own searing lead guitar – a sound that definitely sets the tone for generations to come, and which is always heard best here in its early hoke-free setting. The whole album's wonderful, and even familiar hits sound newly brilliant in this context – a smoking lineup that includes "Jo Jo Gunne", "Around & Around", "Hey Pedro", "Anthony Boy", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Almost Grown", "Roll Over Beethoven", and "Maybellene". CD features an insane 11 bonus tracks – with titles that include "Oh Yeah", "Time Was (fast version)", "House Of Blue Lights", "Long Fast Jam", "Long Slow Jam", "Do You Love Me", "Run Rudolph Run", and "That's My Desire". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 1 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this first volume include "Politely", "Whisper Not", "Now's The Time", and "The First Theme". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this second volume include "Moanin With Hazel", "Blues March For Europe #1", "Like Someone In Love", and "We Named It Justice". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 3 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this third volume feature bonus work by Gana M'Bow on bongos and Kenny Clarke on drums on a long version of "Night In Tunisia" – plus the Benny Golson gems "Along Came Manon" and "Out of The Past" – both done very nicely here! CD

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Blood Sweat & TearsComplete Columbia Singles ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99 19.98
Wonderful work from Blood Sweat & Tears – and an ultra-cool set that's perfectly balanced between well-known material from singles, and some of the more obscure tracks that appeared on the flipside! The group's jazzy, joyous energy is in place right from the start – and the progression of singles really shows a wonderful sense of evolution – especially as the 70s come along, and the band starts breaking out of some of their earlier modes. In addition to a great selection of 32 tracks, the set also features excellent notes that offer up thoughtful reflections on some of the more surprising moments. Titles include "Heavy Blue", "Naked Man", "No Show", "Tell Me That I'm Wrong", "Rock Reprise", "Alone", "Velvet", "Roller Coaster", "The Battle", "Go Down Gamblin", "Valentine's Day", "Blues Part 2", "House In The Country", "Sometimes In Winter", and "Cowboys & Indians". CD

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Blue CheerVincebus Eruptum ... LP
Philips, 1968. Very Good+ .... $39.99
Archetypal heavy rock from Blue Cheer – one of THE underground classics of the late 60s! Guitars are firmly, very jammingly in force – and the set's produced to perfection by the legendary Abe "Voco" Kesh. Powerful, fuzzed out, blues based fire at it's most forceful and exhilarating – ultimately setting the bar too high for the group, or altered versions of it, to ever again approach! Titles include their great cover of "Summertime Blues", plus "Doctor Please", "Out Of Focus", "Parchment Farm", "Second Time Around", and "All Night Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd US pressing in the textured cover, with "Owsley..." text on back.)

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Donald ByrdCreeper ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with the rhythms – which are put forth by a hip trio that features Chick Corea on piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums! But almost even better is the frontline – with Sonny Red making one of his sublime appearances with Byrd, blowing alto with an edge that's amazing – and frequent partner Pepper Adams, adding plenty of baritone on the deep end. The whole thing's great – oddly unreleased until the start of the 80s – and titles include "Samba Yanta", "I Will Wait For You", "Blues Medium Rare", "The Creeper", "Chico-San", "Early Sunday Morning", and "Blues Well Done". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Creeper (Japanese pressing) ... CD 15.99

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Donald ByrdCreeper (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967/1981. New Copy .... $15.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with the rhythms – which are put forth by a hip trio that features Chick Corea on piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums! But almost even better is the frontline – with Sonny Red making one of his sublime appearances with Byrd, blowing alto with an edge that's amazing – and frequent partner Pepper Adams, adding plenty of baritone on the deep end. The whole thing's great – oddly unreleased until the start of the 80s – and titles include "Samba Yanta", "I Will Wait For You", "Blues Medium Rare", "The Creeper", "Chico-San", "Early Sunday Morning", and "Blues Well Done". CD
Also available Creeper ... LP 9.99

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Even StevensEven Stevens ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An obscure bit of soulful rock from the early 70s – produced and arranged by Chi-soul maestro Willie Henderson – whose efforts really give the record a groove! At some level, Even Stevens are sort of a jazz/rock combo – with traces of Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears – mixing blue-eyed vocals with a nice sense of rhythms and horn-heavy arrangements over the top. But there's also a more stripped-down sound to their music too – more of a small combo mode, especially in the way that congas and basslines really take over some of the tunes – and push more of a Henderson funky agenda. Titles include Willie's original "Music I Can Feel" – plus "Three Is A Crowd", "French Toast", "MLG", "She's A Friend", "Do What You Got To Do", and "The Woman She Say", which has some great funky flute! LP, Vinyl record album

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Marianne FaithfullLove In A Mist (Japanese paper sleeve edition – mono & stereo mixes with bonus track) ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $32.99
A seminal early album from Marianne Faithfull – and one that really shows the unique contributions she made to late 60s music in the UK! Faithfull was a key link between the older 60s British female singers – like Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Sandy Shaw – and some of the hipper 70s songstresses to come – and that link was never more apparent than on this album, a sweet batch of 60s pop covers that are mostly familiar – but all done by Marianne in her unique vocal style, with plenty of dark, blue overtones that really transform the songs! Backings are by Mike Leander, who makes the tunes groove with a mixture of pop, rock, and folksy touches – and titles include "Our Love Has Gone", "Don't Make Promises You Can't Keep", "This Little Bird", "Ne Me Quitte Pas", "Counting", "Coquillage", and "Reason To Believe". CD features 29 tracks in all – mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus the bonus track "Hang On To A Dream". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Flaming EmberSunshine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
A smoking little set from Flaming Ember – a rock group at the core, but one who has plenty of blue-eyed soul in the mix – thanks to great production from Greg Perry, and strong arrangements from HB Barnum and McKinley Jackson – all of whom give the record a vibe that's right up there with the best Hot Wax/Invictus soul sets of the time! There's a nice amount of fuzz in the grooves – that post-Motown style that uses lots of great bass and guitar alongside core Detroit soul modes – and although the vocals have more of a rockish approach, the instrumental undercurrent is a great mix of funk, rock, and soul! Titles include the sweet soul ballad "Sunshine", plus the cuts "Ember Blues", "1200 Miles From Heaven", "Livin High Money Low", "Gotta Get Away", "Heart On Lovin You", "Stop The World & Let Me Off", and "Ding Need Dong". CD features bonus tracks – "Robot In A Robot's World", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You (inst)", "Heart On Lovin You (long version)", and "Stop The World & Let Me Off (long version)". CD

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New Ronnie FosterOn The Avenue ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
Massive keyboard work from Ronnie Foster – one of his sweet funky 70s sets for Blue Note – and a killer all the way through! Ronnie plays a host of cool keys – Hammond, clavinet, and moog – and he's working here with tight production from George Benson, who really helps find a new soulful edge for Foster's music – plus great horns from Alfred Ellis, who helps bring a bit of his James Brown influence into the mix! Some of the best cuts feel like blacksploitation funk – with Foster taking long solos over some great instrumental grooves – often with the same offbeat twists and turns, and cool colors he brought to his Two Headed Freap album. Titles include "On The Avenue", "To See A Smile", "First Light", "Serenade To A Rock", and a nice version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady". CD

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Recovered – The Remix EP ... LP
Blue Note, 2012. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
Sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – the expansion of those sounds works perfectly here – stretching out the wonderful mix of modes through some sweet tracks that still leave plenty of room for Robert's keyboards. The set includes a totally great 9 minute "Dillalude #2", plus "Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked rmx)", "Afro Blue (9th Wonder's blue light basement rmx with Phonte)", "Black Radio (Pete Rock rmx)", "Consequences Of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow's sassy geemix)", and "Letter To Hermione (Robert Glasper & Jewels rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Radio Recovered – The Remix EP ... LP 8.99

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New Robert GlasperBlack Radio Recovered – The Remix EP ... LP
Blue Note, 2012. Sealed .... $8.99
Sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – the expansion of those sounds works perfectly here – stretching out the wonderful mix of modes through some sweet tracks that still leave plenty of room for Robert's keyboards. The set includes a totally great 9 minute "Dillalude #2", plus "Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked rmx)", "Afro Blue (9th Wonder's blue light basement rmx with Phonte)", "Black Radio (Pete Rock rmx)", "Consequences Of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow's sassy geemix)", and "Letter To Hermione (Robert Glasper & Jewels rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Radio Recovered – The Remix EP ... LP 8.99

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Merle HaggardOkie From Muskogee ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good .... $5.99
Let's get this straight. Merle Haggard SINGS "Okie From Muskogee" but he is not THE "Okie From Muskogee". Nevertheless, this is the record that put the honky in honky tonk. Merle sure pretended to not like hippies back in '69, and story has it he even refused an invitation to produce Gram Parson's GP album on the basis that Gram was just another damn dirty hippie. Of course that's just a story – Merle simply didn't fancy himself a producer. Okie From Muskogee is pretty much the definitive portrait of the Hag at his most reactionary, and if the ignorant politics of the title track gives us a few goosebumps along the way, it's well worth it to hear him perform some of his best tracks at the very peak of his career. Besides, what's an outlaw if he doesn't scare you a little? Many of the great ones are here, including "Mama Tried", "No Hard Times", "In the Arms Of Love", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "White Line Fever", "Blue Rock", "Okie From Muskogee", and a medley of "Swinging Doors", "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "Sing Me Back Home", and "Branded Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label 70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen on the back.)
Also available Okie From Muskogee – Live (2CD version – with Fightin' Side Of Me) ... CD 19.99

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Merle HaggardOkie From Muskogee – Live (2CD version – with Fightin' Side Of Me) ... CD
Capitol, 1969. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99 21.98
An amazing live document of Hag at his late 60s best! Recorded in – you guessed it – Muskogee, OK in 1969, this excellent 45th Anniversary edition also includes the nearly as great, comparably rare follow-up live album Fightin' Side Of Me, recorded in Philly in 1970. If you've seen Merle Haggard live over the years, you might have gotten the picture that "Okie" is more of a satire of conservatism than an indictment of hippies – but it's powerful anyway – and the album also includes great live versions of a bunch of his best ever songs, including "Mama Tried", "No Hard Times", "In the Arms Of Love", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "White Line Fever", "Blue Rock", "Okie From Muskogee", and a medley of "Swinging Doors", "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "Sing Me Back Home", and "Branded Man". Fighting Side Of Me is best known for the reactionary title tune, quite unfortunately, since it's a really amazing document of Haggard and the Strangers at their all time best. Like most of Merle's live shows throughout the years, it's bookended by some great original tunes like "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" and "Today I Started Loving You Again", plus a travelogue of 20th Century country music – from the spare sadness of Jimmie Rodgers's "T.B. Blues" to the Western swing of "Corrine, Corrina", to Tommy Collins's "When Did Right Become Wrong", Johnny Cash's "Orange Blossom Special", Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" and well beyond. All of which is to say it's one of the best live country albums ever recorded for a major label! CD
Also available Okie From Muskogee ... LP 5.99

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New Chico HamiltonPeregrinations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
One more amazing chapter in the mighty development of drummer Chico Hamilton – a killer 70s session for Blue Note – and a record that goes way beyond his earlier experiments of the 50s, modal grooves of the 60s, and funk work for the Flying Dutchman label! The style here is fusion, but way fresher than the usual type – neither jamming rock-styled, nor mellow and smooth – and instead always tickled by Hamilton's sense of a unique rhythm, and his continued great ear for inventive use of reeds – in this case handled by Arthur Blythe on alto and Arnie Lawrence on soprano and tenor sax. The set's also got Steve Turre on bass and trombone, and both Barry Finnerty and Joe Beck on electric guitars – but the real genius is Chico himself, who handled arrangements and wrote most of the album's great tracks. Titles include the exotic number "Abdullah & Abraham" – plus "Andy's Walk", "Peregrinations", "It's About That Time", "Sweet Dreams", "On & Off", "Little Lisa", and "Space For Stacy". CD

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Jimi HendrixHendrix In The West (Authorized Hendrix Family edition) ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... $5.99
The great live compilation of classic Hendrix – pulled from incendiary performances at Isle Of Wight in 1970 and other benchmark west coast gigs from '68 to '70! It's as fine of a snapshot of Jimi as you could really hope for, as it features numbers that showcase his fiery blues psych side that pretty much single-handedly change rock guitar forever after, as well as more loosely furnished bluesy jams that demonstrate his love for the blues legends before him. So, it's Jimi paving the way and showing love for his predecessors – and historical importance aside, it's simply great stuff! Some gigs have Noel Redding on bass and others have Billy Cox. Includes "The Queen", "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Little Wing", "Fire", "Red House", "Johnny B Goode", "Lover Man", "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The 2011 Authorized Hendrix Family Edition has expanded performances and liner notes. CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Masaaki HiraoNippon Rock N Roll – The Birth Of Japanese Rokabirii 1958 to 1960 (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $19.99
Rare rock from the Japanese scene of the postwar years – but sounds that definitely have a universal appeal overall! Masaaki Hirao is way more than just a novelty remake of American rockers of the time – as he's got a sharp-edged sound that easily rivals the best we had to offer here in the US – the charm of Elvis, the propulsion of Johnny Burnette, and the offbeat appeal of Buddy Holly! Yet the sounds here are often quite their own thing, too – especially on the Japanese language numbers which make up most of the set, and which have Masaaki stepping away from straight American cover versions, and really doing some great things on his own. The guitar lines are especially great – recorded with brilliant twang and echo that really matches the power of the vocals – and the set features some mighty nice live tracks that are even more biting than the studio material! 10 cuts in all – including "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", "Hoshi Wa Nandemo Shitteiru", "Isuki No Komoriuta Rock", "Crazy Love", "Ooh My Soul", "Jenny Jenny", "Miyo Chan", and "Blue De Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Elmo HopeIntroducing The Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1953/1954/1957. Used .... $12.99
A pretty great little set that combines both of the rare early Elmo Hope 10" LPs for Blue Note – plus some additional material! Introducing The Elmo Hope Trio is seminal early work from Hope – and one of the 10" LP releases that was part of Blue Note's "New Faces – New Sounds" series during the early 50s. Hope's working here with Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones – and the trio go to town on numbers that include complicated bop tunes like "Carving The Rock" and "Hot Sauce", plus more melodic tunes like "Freffie" and "Mo Is On". As always, Hope proves himself to be one of the greatest pianists in jazz history – right up there with Monk, Herbie Nichols, and Bud Powell, bristling with excitement that few of his contemporaries (save those three) could match! The Elmo Hope Quintet session has Hope grooving in a very modernist approach to bop, working perfectly with a tight little quintet. Frank Foster wails on tenor, Freeman Lee soars on trumpet, and Percy Heath and Art Blakey keep the whole thing going on rhythm – while Hope plays madly on piano, adding in rich tones and colors to a set that might have otherwise been a straighter bop outing. Titles include "Chips", "Crazy", "Abdullah", and "Low Tide". The CD also adds in 2 tracks from the 40 Years Of Jazz collection in 1979 – "It's A Lovely Day Today" and "Crazy (alternate)" – plus 3 from the Art Blakey/Elmo Hope album – "So Nice", "St Elmo's Fire", and "Vaun Ex". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael HurleyHi Fi Snock Uptown (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Raccoon/Future Days, 1972. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or in scarier waters at other points, with some country rock tinged jams and weirdo troubadour numbers. Titles include "Blue Driver", "Water Train", "The Sun Is Slowly Sinking", "I'm Worried, I'm Worried", "In Florida", "Lilly Pads Upon The Pond", "Trinidad" and more. CD
(Deluxe gatefold tip-on CD sleeve.)

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JJ Band (El Chicles & Chakachas)JJ Band ... CD
Polydor/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredible funk, soul, jazz, post psychedelia and funk rock from the JJ Band – recorded in Brussels and featuring core players who were also integral members of Chakachas & El Chicles! The JJ Band find a hard grooving style steeped in horns, with heavy drums, bass and percussion, fuzzy guitar, and group vocals that range from psych styled group singing and soaring, kind of blue eyed soul. It's a mix of originals and tripped out cover tunes – ranging from walloping funk and funk rock, to some more laidback styles, but most of the tunes have pretty punchy sound. Totally great, and all to rare stuff! Titles include "Love In Them There Hills", "Now I've Found Out", "Leaving You", a fantastic, brass funk & psych jazz take on "Norwegian Wood", "Bip Bip", "To Love Somebody" and more. Also includes 2 bonus tracks recorded earlier and not on the original Polydor version, which was only released in Belgium and Canada: "Cousins Jack" and "Nicky's At The PC". CD

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Elvin JonesElvin Jones Coalition (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand – George Coleman on tenor, and Frank Foster on tenor, alto, and bass clarinet – both given plenty of room to run around with long solos on the open space of the record – yet without ever blowing off their heads as much as some of the younger players who'd work with Jones. There's no piano at all on the set – just the rock-slid bass of Wilbur Little, and additional congas from Candido next to Elvin's drums. The tracks have a haunting quality that mixes modal grooving with spare moments, and titles include "Simone", "5/4 Thing", "Shinjitu", and a nice version of "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album

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JosefusDead Man ... LP
Hookah/Numero, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
A rare slab of underground hard rock from Josefus – circa 1970, and a good half decade ahead of its time! It's got a walloping, fuzz-drenched blue rock swagger you might expect from subterranean TX rockers at the time – but the Zeppelin-y vocals, and overall dark and sludgy Sabbath-y vibe feels pretty damn prescient for a record made so early in the decade. It's genuinely strong stuff, too – not merely an underground take on nascent hard rock trends, but an impressive mix of accessible heavy rock and TX post-psych swagger. It includes a cover of the Stones' "Gimme Shelter" that sounds like no other version, plus "Crazy Man", "I Need A Woman", "Proposition", "Country Boy", "Situation" and the 17+ minute epic title track. LP, Vinyl record album

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Rodd KeithSaucers In The Sky ... CD
Roaratorio, Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $7.99
A kind of twisted, but totally groovy collection of oddball pop & rock from Rodd Keith, aka Rod Rogers – the king of the song poem – a collection of mostly small combo singles recorded between 1963 & 1974! On top of being the go to guy for folks to have someone turn their often terrible poetry and lyrics into real life records, Rodd & his groups recorded all kinds of organ steeped, totally catchy tunes with far out hallucinogenic lyrics. The singing ranges from pop combo harmonies to loungey crooning, and the Rodd's work on organ & piano rolls with a little bit of blue eyed funk to more of an austere pop & rock groove – and the songs are just weird enough to still work as glorious pop tunes. Really cool stuff from an ultimately tragic character, who left far too few recordings with his personal brand of strangeness! Includes tunes credited to Rodd Keith, Rodd Keith & The Raindrops, Rod Rogers & The Singing Strings and other combos. 26 tracks including "Lettuce & Lace", "You Only Wnat To Hurt Me", "Saucers In The Sky", "My Living Doll", "Don't Be A Dope", "Magic In Her Eyes", "Merry Go Down", "Ravens", "Next Time", "Ship For Home" and much more. CD

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Fon KlementFon Klement (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BASF/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $29.99
A Dutch dude, but one with a really universal appeal – and a quality that links his music to the hippest sounds of the UK scene on labels like Island or Harvest! Fon Klement is a singer-songwriter, but with none of the cheesier qualities that were coming into the American scene of self-indulgence of the early 70s – and instead has this great way of really holding back, and letting his English vocals slide in and out of well-crafted arrangements that beautifully blend bits of strings with folksier rock elements – all in a blend that's maybe not as hip as Nick Drake, but which definitely has a similar space in the universe. Titles include "It's You", "Wonder Why", "New Love", "Why", "Early Morning", "Song For A Blue Lady", and "Margaret". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies.)

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Mama LionPreserve Wildlife (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (Mexico), 1972. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99
Wow, here's a group with a heck of a fitting name – and man, we KNEW we recognized that voice – it's Mama Lion, fronted by Lynn Casey, who provided the singing voice for the Kelly McNamara character in Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls! Preserve Wildlife is a crazy good rock album with densely grooving soul & funk influences, but it's really a showcase for Lynn's powerhouse vocals. She gets much more down and dirty, wailing away on these tunes in a manner that's waaaaaay more feral than it was on Stu Phillip's compositions for the classic Russ Meyer sleazefest. The group plays so hard, that if the piano and keys weren't so prominent in the mix it'd be closer to a hard rock sound. As is, it's more of a feverish, hard grooving take on blue & soul. Opens with a blazing cover of "Ain't No Sunshine" and gets more incendiary from there! Other tracks include "Be Bad With Me", "It's Only A Dream", "Mr Invitation", "Cry", "Sister, Sister (She Better Than A Man)", "Candy Man" and more. And in case you find the whole thing too subtle (ha!), the inside photo is a literal presentation of the group name. Yep. CD
(Comes a great little LP style sleeve!)

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Dave Mihaly & The Shimmering Leaves EnsembleRivers ... CD
Dave Mihaly, 2013. New Copy .... $5.99
Unusual sounds from drummer Dave Mihaly – a player who's well-schooled in jazz tradition, but also really opens himself up to more genre-crossing sounds on this set – a mode that partly echoes his participation in the group Mushroom, but which also shows a much more sensitive side too! Some tracks have a mixture of jazz and other guitar-based instrumentation – while others are more tune-based, and even feature Dave doing a bit of singing – in this folksy style that's really great, and very different than any too-arty jazz/rock or improv projects. Other instrumentation includes tenor and soprano sax from David Boyce and trumpet from Ara Anderson – and titles include "The Cat Tried To Catch A Hummingbird", "Mexican China", "Blue England", "Cherry Blossom Road", and "Chinese Mexico". CD

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Jason MoranBandwagon ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used .... $11.99
A nice little live trio outing with Jason Moran's angular piano out front of Tarus Mateen on acoustic electric bass and Nasheet Waits on the kit. The set has a much freer, and more laguorous feel than Moran's great (if a little straight) Black Stars album, and fleshes out the more experimental ideas he put to tape solo on the Modernistic album. "Planet Rock" fares especially well in this setting – with the tight bass and snapping trap that was missing in the studio version. Another nice piece of work by possibly the greatest young talent on Blue Note right now! Other tracks include "Gangsterism On Canvas", "Ringing My Phone (Straight Outta Istanbul)", "Gentle Shifts South", "Body & Soul", "Infospace", "Out Front", and "Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jason MoranModernistic ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used .... $2.99
A solo set by pianist Jason Moran – but one that's got the intensity of a full group session! We honestly didn't know how we'd respond to this one, but we find the album to be really compelling – a great blend of tunes from sources that include James P Johnson, Arthur Baker, and Muhal Richard Abrams, next to some sparkling originals by Moran. Titles include "Planet Rock", "You've Got To Be Modernistic", "Passion", "Gansterism On A Lunchtable", "Time Into Space Into Time", and "Gentle Shifts South". CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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Giorgio MoroderE = MC2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Repertoire (Germany), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
Classic dancefloor electronics from Giorgio Moroder – and the "first electronic live to digital album", which must have cost a bundle to make! Giorgio is in prime electro disco mode here – spinning out long lines of catchy synthesizer tunes – in a way that takes Kraftwerk aesthetic and turns it towards the dancefloor, and also tops it off with some nice pop-styled vocals too! According to the notes, Giorgio's working with "music programmed as bursts of energy" – but to us, it's just plain groovy disco! Tracks are long, and titles include "I Wanna Rock You", "Baby Blue", "What A Night", "If You Weren't Afraid", and "In My Wildest Dreams". CD features three bonus tracks too – single versions of "Baby Blue", "If You Weren't Afraid", and "I Wanna Rock You". CD

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Gram ParsonsGP (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
The seminal Gram Parsons solo debut, and arguably his most consistant post-Burritos album. GP is pretty much the record that put the country in country rock – with a sharp steel guitar cry throughout, an unpretentious proud/poor delivery, and those sweet harmonies with Emmylou Harris. The album is split pretty evenly between tunes penned by Parsons, and other writers who aren't as deeply celebrated, like the great Tompall Glaser. Includes "Still Feeling Blue", "We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning", "Streets Of Baltimore", "She", "That's All It Took", "Cry One More Time", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaNight Of The Purple Moon ... LP
Saturn, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A fantastic spooky bit of wild keyboard jazz from Ra! Night Of The Purple Moon was recorded in 1972 and Ra playing two different moogs, and his classic rocksichord – likely put to its most mind alteringly great use on this LP! John Gilmore, surprisingly enough, plays percussion, except on the track "Impromptu Festival", which features him on tenor. The group is small, and features Danny Davis and Stafford James, besides Ra and Gilmore. The cuts are short, with kind of a spooky feel – really led by the keyboards in odd, but soulful and melodic way! Titles include "Sun-Earth Rock", "Impromptu", "Blue Soul", "Outside The Time Zone", "Night Of The Purple Moon", "Dance Of The Living Image", "Love In Outer Space" and more. Amazing, work from the mythical Ra! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another level a batch of blue-eyed funky soul, with keen appreciation for the grooves coming out of the headier end of the Motor City indie spectrum! There's lots of tripped-out guitar work on the set – reminiscent of contemporary work by Dennis Coffey and George Clinton – mixed with a Mitch Ryder, R&B-inspired vocal style that actually comes across pretty darn well. Added to this is the group's flat-out ability to jam – showcased best in the side-long title cut "Get Ready" – a massive jammer which runs for nearly 22 minutes, and takes up all of side two! Other tracks include "Train To Nowhere", "Magic Key", "Tobacco Road", and "In Bed". CD
Also available Get Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Rare EarthGet Ready (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another level a batch of blue-eyed funky soul, with keen appreciation for the grooves coming out of the headier end of the Motor City indie spectrum! There's lots of tripped-out guitar work on the set – reminiscent of contemporary work by Dennis Coffey and George Clinton – mixed with a Mitch Ryder, R&B-inspired vocal style that actually comes across pretty darn well. Added to this is the group's flat-out ability to jam – showcased best in the side-long title cut "Get Ready" – a massive jammer which runs for nearly 22 minutes, and takes up all of side two! Other tracks include "Train To Nowhere", "Magic Key", "Tobacco Road", and "In Bed". CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)
Also available Get Ready ... CD 13.99

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Lula ReedBlue & Moody (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
An incredible late 50s set for King by singer Lula Reed – and a pretty unique blend of R&B and bluer and moodier material – but a lot more upbeat than you'd expect from the title! Lula's voice is a genuine vessel for the bluesy material, but it's also light and lovely, and works even better on more upbeat sounding tunes – and she does both here beautifully. It's almost unbelievable that this is her lone solo album, and it's even harder to belive that it's been so hard to find over the years, given how strong it is! Includes "Watch Dog", "I'll Drown My Tears", "Going Back To Mexico". "Three Men", "Sample Man", "Last Night", "Rock Love", "Bump On A Log", "My Poor Heart", "Every Second" and "Jealous Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon RussellLife Journey ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
A resurgent Leon Russell returns – and on Blue Note for Life Journey – on which covers a lot of stylistic territory that the man himself describes a musical journey through his own life experience! If you know a thing about Leon, you know he's one of the rock and roll era's most eclectic session players, and the set list here is reflective of that – from jazz and pop standards, to Dixieland, to swing and beyond – but the great thing here is how Leon's gritty and soulful voice and laidback piano makes everything his own. Includes "Come On In My Kitchen", "Georgia On My Mind", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Fever", "Think Of Me", "The Masquerade Is Over", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "I Really Miss You", "Fool's Paradise", "Down In Dixieland" and more. CD

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Salty DogSalty Dog ... CD
Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy Gatefold .... $13.99
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really compelling – some darkness and sadness amidst the bolder bravado of the guitar lines – a nice juxtaposition that really makes the album stand out! Drums and bass are often pretty subtle – partly because of the way some tracks were mixed – and titles include "Doggy Rock", "Try A Little Harder", "See The Storm", "Down In My Shoes", "Fast", and "Sunshine In My Hair". CD

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New Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs & Band ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good .... $3.99
Early blue eyed soul work from Boz Scaggs – an album that's got a lot more rootsy touches than some of his bigger crossover hits! At one level, the album seems to have a Bay Area-styled approach – genre-blending soul, R&B, and rock influences into a sound that proudly steps forth without any care for categorization. But at another, Boz already displays a keen ear for a sweeter soul track – and comes across nicely with a compressed AOR mellow groove on the album's best tracks. The set was put together with a lot of heavy production work and investment (despite a homey "hey we're just the band" sort of cover image) – illustrating the fact that CBS clearly already saw a lot of promise in Boz – and titles include "Monkey Time", "Flames Of Love", "You're So Good", "Here To Stay", and the nicely funky "Why Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Alec SewardLate One Saturday Evening ... CD
Blue Labor/Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy .... $11.99 13.99
A very rootsy set that was recorded live at a house party in the mid 60s – and done with a sound to match! Alec Seward never fully got his due before passing away too soon in the early 70s – but he was a good friend of Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry – both of whom join in a bit here (especially Sonny on harmonica), and with whom Seward shares a strong ear for older, rootsier modes, even in a more contemporary electric scene. Yet the set's also quite different than any of Terry and McGhee's own records – a bit more personal, and maybe less crowd-pleasing – done with an intimacy that really shows a personal portrait of Alec on guitar and vocals. Washboard Doc plays a bit of his own instrument at points, and Julia Carr sings just a bit too – but the main focus is on Seward, on titles that include "Her Ways Are So Sweet", "Rock Me Darlin", "Late One Saturday Evening", "Feel So Good", "Blues All Around My Head", and "Creepin Blues". CD

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Soul SurvivorsSoul Survivors ... LP
TSOP, 1974. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A surprisingly nice record by the group who scored big in the late 60s with "Expressway to Your Heart" – and who continued to be one of the best blue eyed soul acts working on the east coast! This album's the group's second, done for Gamble & Huff at Philly International – and it's actually an even better record than the first, bubbling over with a warm mainstream soul style that's produced to perfection with lots of great touches. The songs are incredibly strong, and the instrumentation and vocals come off so well that you'll have yourself forgetting that these guys were essentially a rock group with a very soulful approach! Titles include "What it Takes", "City Of Brotherly Love", "Virgin Girl", "Over My Head", and "Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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SunforestSound Of Sunforest ... CD
Deram/Lion (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $8.99
An amazing album of progressive folk rock – put together with a sound that shares some of the sunshine touches of the US scene of the time, but which also comes together with a hipper, deeper sort of approach! The core trio of Sunforest works with instrumentation that includes harpsichord, Hammond, harmonium, Spanish guitar, and percussion – and varying instrumentation from track to track often includes some added strings, guitars, and woodwinds – serving to bring the folksy tunes into some great baroque territory. Tracks are short, playful, and almost timeless – and titles include "All In Good Time", "Overture To The Sun", "Bonny River", "Old Cluck", "And I Was Blue", "Lovely Day", "Lady Next Door", and "Magician In The Mountain". CD

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Talib KweliEardrum ... LP
Blacksmith/Warner, 2007. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $14.99
Kweli's debut for Warner Bros, via his own Blacksmith label – and his best work in years – back in top form after a waning couple of years on Rawkus/Interscope! Kweli laid some dynamite in the underground in the first half of the 00s letting us know he still had it even if the LPs were hit & miss, and if Eardrum isn't perfect (and a bit heavy with guest appearances), he's still dropping impossible verses over over tight production – by Madlib, Just Blaze, Pete Rock and others! A very strong set from veteran who still might have his best work ahead of him. Includes "Everything Man", "NY Weather Report", Hostile Gospel", "Say Something" with Jean Grae, "Country Cousins" feat UGK & Raheem Devaughn, "Holy Moly", "Eat To Live", "Stay Around", "The Perfect Beat" feat KRS One, and more, plus the bonus tracks "Go With Us" feat Strong Arm Steady, "Hostile Gospel Pt 2" feat Sizzla and "The Nature" featuring Justin Timberlake. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on clear blue vinyl, including a bonus red vinyl 12"! Labels have some marker.)

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Takeshi TerauchiNippon Guitars – Instrumental Surf, Eleki, & Tsugaru Rock 1966 to 1974 ... LP
Big Beat (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $14.99
Blazing 60s & 70s string-shredding mastery from Japan's great guitar instrumentals guru Takeshi Terauchi – whose playing matches the greatest 50s & 60s rock guitar gurus in both dexterous ability and pulpy mood setting! Takeshi put his own unique spin on the chugging styles of the period – hard-charging twang, surf and beat in the 60s, and distorted spacey and funky rock later on in the 70s – all of it pretty amazing! Includes "Ganroku Hanami Odori", "Rising Stars", "Sado Okesa", "The Clamour Of The Sun", "South Pier" and "Summer Boogaloo" by Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys, plus "Hoshi Eno Tabeji (Journey To The Stars", "Sa No Sa", "Touryanse", "Nambuzaka Yuki No Wakare", "Tsugaru Eleki Bushi" and more by Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans. 14 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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Uncle TupeloNo Depression ... CD
Rockville/Dutch East India Trading, 1990. Used .... $5.99
The raw, blistering and still great debut of Uncle Tupelo – a band that played blue collar rock and folk songs with post punk and otherwise 80s underground bred intensity – a fairly simple combination that's as stunning now as ever! Given that the principal players would go on to long and fertile careers as Son Volt and Wilco, it's all the more monumental, but even if they would have disappeared after this first record, it'd still be a genuine landmark! Includes "Graveyard Shift", "That Year", "Factory Belt", "Train", "Whiskey Bottle", "Screen Door", the Carter Family cover/title track and more. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground (3rd LP) ... LP
MGM, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible! This album is a masterpiece of subtle rock beauty, and it's still one of our favorite albums of all time. After the onslaught of the band's second album, White Light/White Heat, the Velvets laid back, toned down, and turned out this fantastic album of wonderfully crafted little songs. Every track is a delight, and the album bubbles with a dark genius that is incredibly hard to pinpoint. Tracks include "Pale Blue Eyes", "After Hours", "I'm Set Free", "Candy Says", "What Goes On", and "Jesus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe WalshBarnstorm ... LP
Dunhill, 1972. Very Good Gatefold .... $11.99
The excellent solo debut from lumbering rock guitar virtuoso Joe Walsh – buzzing, melodic and extremely tuneful early 70s rock that's refreshingly free of the processed cheese that characterized much of his later material, both solo and as an Eagle – and possibly the best work he's ever done! Barnstorm has some of the whispery rural rock sounds, fat and nearly funk keyboard grooves, and crunching chords that make Joe (in)famous – but what really stretches this record out and pushes it to a lofty pillar are the post psychedelic touches. Bits of flute, echoey guitar and keys, and trippy lyricism elevate the tracks on the first half of the album into terrain we forgot Joe ever treaded. It really makes the heavier, funky rock & roll bits that much more rewarding. It's almost like a blue collar Astral Weeks in spots! Tracks include "Here We Go", "Midnight Mover", "One And One", "Giant Bohemoth", "Mother Says", "Home", "I'll Tell The World", "Turn To Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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We All TogetherWe All Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
One of our favorite South American rock records of all time – and maybe even one of our favorite rock albums too – a magnificent set by this sublime Peruvian group – done with a sound that's somewhere between late Beatles, early Bee Gees, and ELO in their prime! Yet the production style here is also a lot more primitive than that used by any of those bigger groups – which puts a lot more emphasis on the song structures and vocal phrasing of the tunes – a beautiful balance between harmony vocals, simple guitar lines, and these subtle rhythms that slide in with a seductive feel, and really send the whole thing home! Vocals are all in English, with these soulful undercurrents that are quite unexpected – and the overall sound is way more sophisticated than even their hippest SA contemporaries! Titles include "Children", "Carry On Till Tomorrow", "Walking In The Rain", "The City Will Be A Country", "It's A Sin To Go Away", and "Tomorrow". CD features 8 bonus tracks too – including "Blue", "Mornin", "California", "Feel", "Any World", and "Wake Up Joe". CD
(Great new remastering, with bonus poster too – limited to 400 copies!)

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New Junior Wells with Buddy GuyHoodoo Man Blues ... LP
Delmark, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.99
The incredible mid 60s album from blues singer and harp blower Junior Wells and his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy! This is a most pivotal set in which Junior & his players don't sound as if they're trying to imbue blues tradition with urban grit and electricity – it simply seems to happen naturally, and you can really imagine when you hear this how it blue the minds of so many Brit and American rock & blues fellows who would come the recast the style with their own life and experiences, and pretty much take over popular music with it. Titles include "Snatch It Back & Hold It", "In The Wee Wee Hours", "Hey Lawdy Mama", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "Yonder Wall", and "Chitlin Con Carne". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frankie ZhivagoAge Of Flying High ... LP
Superfly (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
Killer soul from Franki Zhivago – a rare batch of Bahamian work from the early 70s, with a groove that's as soaring of The Beginning Of The End! The cover of the set proclaims a mix of soul, rock, reggay, and country – and while we can't hear the latter, we can definitely vouch for the former three genres – all nicely mixed up with these funky island rhythms underneath – soaring, leaping, and bouncing around with a great sense of groove that really makes the record cook – all with energy that's unlike anything you'd hear from a US soul record at the time! Titles include the massive break track "Someone Stole Your Love" – plus "Flying High", "All Around The World", "I'm Yours", "Unhappy Man", "Pretty Blue Eyes", and "My Eyes Adore You". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBoppin By The Bayou – More Dynamite ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Not boppin in the jazz sense – but instead a raw, rocking set of sounds from the Louisiana scene at the start of the 60s – some really unique numbers that show why the state was definitely home to some of the most striking music of the time! Louisiana's usually hailed as a hotbed of soul at the time, but the scene also had plenty of great rockers too – musicians caught in a cool crossfire of blues roots, rockabilly influence, East Texas twang, and maybe a bit of Crescent City rhythms and piano! The mix is plenty great, and makes for a really hard-burning batch of tracks that explode with even more power than previous volumes – especially considering that 18 of the collection's 28 cuts are pulled from the vaults, and have never been issued before. Titles include "Rock & Roll Beat" by Peto Marlow & The Rhythm Kings, "Crazy Dreams" by Ken Lindsey, "Clarabel" by Vince Anthony & The Blue Notes, "Teenagers" by Bobby Charles, "Louisiana Gambler" by Jim Oertling, "I'm Coming Home" by Dayward Penny, "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo" by Rick Johnson, and "Blues Stop Knockin" by Al Ferrier. CD

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New VariousDelta Swamp Rock – Sounds From The South At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country, & Soul – Part 1 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
Soul Jazz takes an open-eyed and open-minded look at swampy, funky, freewheeling southern rock – southern-by-nature or southern-by-inspiration grooves from the end of the 60s and well into the 70s! What we love most about the set, besides that it features one great song after another, is the Soul Jazz perspective. They don't simply put together Delta Swamp Rock from a purist's standpoint regionally, or as a sound – it's loosely-defined, which you could complain about if you want, but we love all of this stuff so it works for us! There's early phase southern rock, blue-eyed soul, soulful country and homey, swaggering pop. Volume 1 of the vinyl has 13 tracks on 2LPs: "The Seasons" by Lynryd Skynryd, "Smokies" by Barefoot Jerry", "Papa, Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You" by Bobbie Gentrie, "Stone Fox Chase" by Area Code 615, "Be What You Want To" by Link Wray", "I'll Be Long Gone" by Boz Scaggs, "God Rest His Soul" by Duane And Gregg Allman and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDust My Rhythm & Blues – The Flair Records R&B Story 1953 to 1955 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $22.99
One of the most important indie labels of the postwar years – heard here in a flurry of great tracks that really show them at their finest! This excellent double-length set brings together magical moments from a time when the Flair imprint was really hitting on all burners – recording key vocal, instrumental, blues, and doo wop tracks that would go onto have a huge impact on generations to come – mixed here with a host of titles that haven't been on CD before! The package digs deeper than any look at Flair we've ever seen – and that's saying a lot, given that Ace Records was already giving the label their due a few decades before – and all the new material sits strongly next to classics that make the 50 track collection one of the best R&B collections from the 78rpm era that we've heard in a long long time. Titles include "She Wants To Rock" and "Getting High" by The Flairs, "Loosely" and "Cuban Get Away" by Ike Turner, "Chop House" by Blinky Allen, "Quit Hangin Around Me" by Saunders King, "Early In The Morning" and "Can't Stop Lovin" by Elmore James, "Hello Baby" and "Baby Beat It" by Big Duke, "Midnight Hours Journey" by Johnny Ace, "Night Howler" by Billy Gale, "You Better Hold Me" by James Reed, "I've Got The Feeling" by Baby Parham, "This Time It's Real" by Ricky & Jennell, "Send Him Back" by Shirley Gunter, "An Angel Cried" by Anna Marie, "Blue Mambo" by Bobby Rey, and "Love Me Love Me Love Me" by The Chimes. CD

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VariousGolden State Funk – Impossibly Rare Funk From The Bay Area ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
They're not lying about the "impossibly rare" part of the title here – because most of the work on this set is previously unreleased – funky Bay Area gems recorded in the late 60s and early 70s, finally seeing the light of day on this collection! The music represents a much deeper current of soul than you might know from Sly & The Family Stone or some of the bigger bay area groups of the period – a really righteous batch of tracks that freak out nicely with a heady, jamming groove – one that's often heavy on the basslines and drums, but which also has a celebratory, party-hearty quality in the vocals and other instrumentation. A few artists here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and the biggest portion of this music has languished for years in the vaults of the Golden State Recorders studios of producer Leo Kulka. CD features 20 tracks in all – including "Super Chicken" by Ramona King, "Rock Steady" by Ruby Delicious, "Devil's Got Your Mind" by San Francisco TKOs, "Hearing Things" by Snooky & The Cosmic Flowers, "I've Gotta Groove" by Julio Zavalla, "Love Machine" by Alonzo Smith, "Poor Sad Child (parts 1 & 2)" by The Windjammers, "Are You Together For The New Day" by The Love Experience, "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Off Broadway, "House Party" by Wally Cox & The Natives, "I'm Glad I Got Over You" by Jeanette Jones, "Sweet Talk" by Marvin Holmes & The Uptights, and "Vida Blue (part 1)" by Jimmy Bee. CD

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New VariousHello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Spark/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Rare gems from the late 60s UK Spark label – a small imprint founded by the Southern Music publishing company, as their own outlet for some of the cool compositions in their catalog! Many of these tracks were recorded in the basement of the company's London offices – often by the same rough groups of musicians, which means that there's a nicely unified feel to the songs – even while the individual artists are trying to take off in a lots of cool new directions with their vocals and performances. The mode is nicely trippy at times – not all-out psych, but with lots of cool production touches on both the vocals and instrumentation, which really keeps things interesting. The package features 27 tracks in all – most of which we'd never heard before – along with rich notes on this unique slice of late 60s Brit rock. Titles include "Hello Everyone" by Sir Ching I, "Room At The Top Of The Stairs" by Timothy Blue, "The Devil Rides Out" by Icarus, "Digger" by The New Generation, "You're Still Mine" by The Eggy, "Cherrywood Green" by Just William, "Heartbreaker" by The Baby, "The Wall" by The Fruit Machine, "The Old Iron Bell" by Gene Latter, "Midsummer" Dreaming" by John Carter & Russ Alquist, and a stunning version of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Eartha Kitt. CD

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VariousPhil Spector – Back To Mono 1958 to 1969 (4CD set) ... CD
Abkco, Late 50s/1960s. Used 4CD .... $38.99
The classic box set featuring so many of the biggest, best, and brightest pop, rock & soul singles of the late 50s and on through the 60s – those ubiquitous, but no less incredible productions from that crazy genius Phil Spector! Back To Mono features many of the best known numbers by the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love, the Checkmates, the Crystals and many more – all of it with the appropriately dubbed Wall Of Sound that made Phil Spector the most famous producer of all time! We'd love to see an addendum someday featuring a set of Spector's productions for those idiosyncratic superstars of the 70s (the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, the post-Beatles) – but as a snapshot of an era, this box can hardly be beaten! 60 tracks on the the main 3CDs in the set – plus a 4th CD featuring the classic Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector album from 1963! Titles include "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears, "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E King, "I Love How You Love Me" by Paris Sisters, "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals, "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Going To Marry" by Darlene Love, "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes, "Hold Me Tight" by the Treasures, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers, "River Deep Mountain High" by Ike & Tina, "Love Is All I Have To Give" by Checkmates and tons more – plus the immortal holiday disc featuring the Ronettes, Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Crystals, Darlene Love and more! All that, and a thick, nearly 100 page booklet! CD
(Out of print. Includes original box and book.)

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VariousSouled Out – Queen City Soul Rockers Of The 1970s ... CD
Fraternity/Counterpart, Early 70s. Used .... $6.99
Smoking soul from the Cincinnatti scene – a massive amount of work we've never heard before – no surprise, since the set features lots of unreleased tracks! Most of the music here came from the Fraternity label – and most of the artists are blue-eyed soul singers hitting a funkier sort of vibe – one that's got occasional bits of funky rock in the mix, with echoes of the headier sounds going on in Detroit! Upbeat moments mix nicely with darker undercurrents – and most music comes from the Cinci songwriting/producing team of Wayne Perry and Randy McNutt – who also perform here a bit too. While there's been no shortage of soulful sounds from Ohio to find release in the past few years, this stuff really has a unique vibe – largely done with a tightly-arranged, highly-energetic vibe that stands out right away. Titles Includes "Mr Bus Driver", "Gimme The Green Light", "Right Or Wrong", and "Get 'Em While They're Hot" by Wayne Perry; "Gonna Have A Good Time" by Little Flint, "Pain" by The Boys In The Band, "Little Bit Of Lovin'" by Wood-I with Wayne Perry, "Waiting For You" by The Hometown Band, "I Like Skin" by Rick Bam Powell, and "Souled Out" by Soul Limited. CD

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VariousSwamp Pop By The Bayou – Strollers, Happy Rockers & The Old Tearjerker From The Swamps ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
A diverse batch of bayou-bred pop and rock from the late 50s and early 60s – rare treasures from the urban scenes and swampy areas of Louisiana and Texas by Bobby Webb, Warren Storm, Tommy Strange, Rocket Morgan and others – backed by groups that include The Blue Notes, The Blue Kings, Boogie Knights, Krazy Kats and more! There's a pronounced southern boogie and R&B influence to most of the tunes here – with jivey rhythms and boogie woogie piano among the common traits – but beyond that connection, there's a bunch of different styles at play here, from swampy rock to dance pop, most with charismatic singers out front. Includes "Sneakin' Home" by Vince Anthony with The Blue Notes, "Tell Me" by Bobby Webb & The Jets, "Oh Oh Baby" by Warren Storm, "Good Lovin'" by John Fred, "Lonely Lonely Heart" by Tommy Strange, "You Jezebel" by Guitar Jeff, "Cry Your Heart Out" by Donny Williams & The Blue Notes, "Rose Marie" by Buck Rogers & His Jets, "Down In New Orleans" by John Fred & The Playboys and more. 28 tracks all. CD

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (blue colored vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1957. New Copy (reissue).... Around April 19, 2014
Johnny's debut for Sun and his first LP ever – and one of the best country and/or rock records of the 50s. As you'd expect, Cash is in his most raw and fiery mode on Hot And Blue, and it features his original recordings of "I Walk The Line", "Cry, Cry, Cry", "Wreck Of The Old 97", "Folsom Prison Blues" and more. This album appears next to the word "seminal" in the dictionary. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 3000 copies.)

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UNUN Or U Out (blue colored vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... Mid-April, 2014
14 tracks from the Pete Rock affiliate including "Buildin", "Mind Blowin", "Golden Grail", "Monsta", "Russian Hat Wear", "Shakedown", and "Game Of Death". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph MooreFurthermore ... CD
Landmark, 1990. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Ralph Moore's a player we always like to keep our ear on, and this album's no exception – a cracklingly soulful batch of tunes played with a razor-sharp quintet, all tied together beautifully with Moore's tenor on top! The date's great proof that rock-solid sessions could still be cut well after the classic Blue Note or Prestige Records years – and Moore's sense of timing and guidance easily matches that of many other tenor titans from previous years. And even more than some tenorists, who really see themselves as the star of the show, Ralph's got a sense of warmth and comradeship that always seems to bring out the best in his players – who on this date include Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and either Victor Lewis or Kenny Washington on drums. Titles include "Pheobe's Samba", "Girl Talk", "Line D", "Monk's Dream", "310 Blues", and "Hopscotch". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label German pressing. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click a bit. Cover has light wear, a faded spined, a small spot of sticker residue, and a bit of pen in one corner. Labels have a bit of pen.)

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New Moe TuckerI Feel So Far Away – Anthology 1974 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Sundazed, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Near Mint- 3LPs .... Just Sold Out!
A much-needed anthology of solo material from VU drummer Moe Tucker – also the singer and one woman band on many of the best recordings here – a massive set that also includes recordings with Velvets cohorts Lou Reed, John Cale and Sterling Morrison, out rock eccentrics Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo, Jonathan Richman and others! The majority of the material comes from independent and self-released records that Moe made from the early 80s to mid 90s – a fascinating wealth of songs that explore the proto rock primitivism that was such an indispensable facet of her style of drumming, along with excellent art rock collaborations with fellow outcast geniuses, Moe's loving, but skewed take on classic girl group songs and more. We learned some things about Moe Tucker we didn't know before this set. Thanks to Sundazed for such a solid statement on the great legacy of her later years! Includes "Bo Diddley", a wooly version of "Heroin", "Hey Mersh!", "Andy", "Pale Blue Eyes", "Lazy", "Then He Kissed Me", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Spam Again (Live)", "I've Seen Into Your Soul", "Poor Little Fool", "I Wanna", "Last Night I Said Goodbye To My Friend" (previously unissued), "After Hours", "I’m Not", "Blue All The Way To Canada", "Slippin' And Slidin'", "Around And Around" and more. 28 tracks on the 3LP version. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousLights Out: San Francisco ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Strange compilation focusing on a bunch of San Francisco rock and funk groups produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh. This is noteworthy for a bunch of early Sylvester stuff (and it's good, too), plus some funky stuff by Clifford Coulter. Also includes work by John Lee Hooker and Linda Tillery. Lots of trippy funk and electronics spread over the course of 2 LPs. Tracks include "Lights Out", "Voco", "Cleo's Back", "Dead", "Why Was I Born", "Brother Antrainik", "Dina", "20/20 Vision", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Allman BrothersEat A Peach (original master recording) ... CD
Polydor/Mobile Fidelity, 1972. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". CD
(Limited, numbered in LP sleeve edition!)
Also available Eat A Peach ... LP 16.99

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New Keren AnnNot Going Anywhere ... CD
Capitol/Metro Blue, 2003. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning album from French singer Keren Ann – and the record that's really going to push her over the top! Unlike Keren's first two records, this one's in English – sung with a beautifully light voice and a slightly folksy style that's tremendously compelling, and which makes Keren sound ancient beyond her years. Some of the tracks on the album are done in collaboration with Benjamin Biolay, the producer who brought such a great sound to her first two albums – but unlike those, there's almost no electronics here – and backings are done almost exclusively by acoustic guitar and varying small group instrumentation. Really tremendous – like finding a lost late 60s British folk rock album that inspired more famous singers, but which is infinitely better than any of their work! Titles include "Sit In The Sun", "Polly", "Not Going Anywhere", "End Of May", and "Ending Song". CD

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

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New Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Russell HokeSailor On The Blue ... LP
Unheard-Of, 1980s/1990s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mix of recent and vintage work from the enigmatic Russell Hoke – one of America's true originals, and an artist who has a really timeless sensibility to his music! Russell's not really folk, but not rock either – and we'd never insult him by calling him an outsider – yet the whole album's in a mostly-acoustic space of its own, with Russell playing banjo, acoustic guitar, and harmonica – and getting some slight additional help on a few tracks. There's wonderfully dark undercurrents to the vocals – and the songs have a sense of variety that makes the record one of Russell's most compelling so far. Titles include "Driftwood", "I Lost A Lost Bird", "Till I'm The Best I Can Be", "If I Had Been The Universe", "Emily's Smile", "Hillbilly's Lament", and "Song For Rebecca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited. Comes in a hand-assembled package from Russell himself – handwritten titles on the cover and everything!)

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New JJ Johnson/Dominic FrontiereCleopatra Jones/Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing double-header – and a set that really adds a lot more music than we might have expected! First up is a richly expanded version of Cleopatra Jones – one of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". This new version features 17 bonus tracks from the original film score, not the record – amazing extra music by Carl Brandt, with titles that include "Emdee", "Elevator/Cleo & Captain", "Pot Burn/Mommy/Police Raid", "Ambush", "Doodle Apartment", "Before Crash", and "Snake Crib". CD 2 features some long-lost music from the film Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold – a well-known follow-up to the original movie, but one that was never properly represented on record – making this CD set a long-awaited premiere of the original music for the film! The set features music by Dominic Frontiere – penned in a mix of funky action modes, with some slight exotic touches too, due to the location of the story. Frontiere's in his best soul/funk mode – a side that few folks realize he can do this well – and the music has a slightly different feel than JJ Johnson's Cleo Jones work, but is equally nice. Titles include "Casino Source", "Chopped Meat", "Oymia", "Les Orgie", "Fatman Stomp", "Dead Dragon Lady", and "Pool Hall Rock" – plus the vocal number "Playing With Fire". CD also features 4 more bonus tracks from Cleopatra Jones – including extended versions of the theme, and Pattie Brooks singing "Swing Down Chariot" and "Am I Blue". Great notes too – very full, with lots of photos, in the best Film Score tradition! CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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New Elvin JonesElvin Jones Coalition ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand – George Coleman on tenor, and Frank Foster on tenor, alto, and bass clarinet – both given plenty of room to run around with long solos on the open space of the record – yet without ever blowing off their heads as much as some of the younger players who'd work with Jones. There's no piano at all on the set – just the rock-slid bass of Wilbur Little, and additional congas from Candido next to Elvin's drums. The tracks have a haunting quality that mixes modal grooving with spare moments, and titles include "Simone", "5/4 Thing", "Shinjitu", and a nice version of "Yesterdays". CD
(SHMCD.)
Also available Elvin Jones Coalition (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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New Blue MitchellBring It Home To Me ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – one of his most solid sides as a leader from the 60s, and a well-deserved treasure in the Blue Note catalog! The album's quite different than the straight soul jazz of Blue's early days on Riverside – or the more arranged dates of the late 60s – and it features him moving in a soulful, lyrical, modal style – quite similar to Horace Silver in conception, but with a fresh execution that's mighty nice – and which marks Mitchell as one of the fresher trumpet voices of his generation! The whole group's great, too – and the lineup includes Junior Cook on tenor, Blue's old bandmate from Horace Silver's group – plus Harold Mabern on piano, who really helps shape the sound of the record, Gene Taylor on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Tracks include gems from Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, and Tom McIntosh – titles that include "Bring It Home To Me", "Blues 3 For 1", "Port Rico Rock", and "Ginger Bread Boy". CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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New Hank MobleyHank Mobley's Second Message ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong second message from the mighty Hank Mobley – easily one of our favorite tenor talents of all time, sounding really wonderful here in a pre-Blue Note session for Prestige Records! The format's a bit looser than some of Hank's more famous dates from the late 50s or early 60s, but already shows the strong command of his tenor in the lead – a rock-solid approach to the instrument that's filled with soulful solo inflections throughout, and which seems to really bring out the best work in the quintet – a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are longish, and Mobley's solos are wonderful – and titles include "Xlento", "Crazeology", "The Latest", and "Message From The Border". CD
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New Giorgio MoroderE = MC2 ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic dancefloor electronics from Giorgio Moroder – and the "first electronic live to digital album", which must have cost a bundle to make! Giorgio is in prime electro disco mode here – spinning out long lines of catchy synthesizer tunes – in a way that takes Kraftwerk aesthetic and turns it towards the dancefloor, and also tops it off with some nice pop-styled vocals too! According to the notes, Giorgio's working with "music programmed as bursts of energy" – but to us, it's just plain groovy disco! Tracks are long, and titles include "I Wanna Rock You", "Baby Blue", "What A Night", "If You Weren't Afraid", and "In My Wildest Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a Factory Sealed sticker on back.)
Also available E = MC2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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New Mavis Rivers & Shorty RogersMavis Meets Shorty ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mavis Rivers meets Shorty Rogers – and the result is a hell of a swinging session that may well be the greatest record ever from this overlooked vocalist! Shorty brings a groove into play right from the start – one that pushes Rivers past her sometimes-trilling style, and into a mode that's rock-solid and soulful all the way through – very much in the same spirit that Marty Paich or Oliver Nelson might bring to their own great arrangements for a singer. Mavis has this way of keeping up with the groove while still being really expressive, especially in her vocal range – in that way that was the rising challenge of the 60s that only a handful of vocalists could do this well – very hip, mod, and adult. Titles include "Slightly Out Of Tune", "I Remember You", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "The Best Is Yet To Come", and "I Feel So Smoochie". CD

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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
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New James Blood UlmerAmerica – Do You Remember The Love? ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ulmer on Blue Note – who'd a thunk it? And oddly, although the album's on one of the most jazz-based labels at the time, it's also one of Ulmer's most rock-oriented – with strong lead vocals on nearly every track, and an overall style that's as bluesy as it is experimentally jazzy. Ulmer's clearly emerged as a star in his own right (or own mind) by the time of the album – and there's less of the shared group dynamic of the harmelodic years, and more of a style that's set up to support his lead presence. Players include Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Nicky Skopelitis – and titles include "I Belong In The USA", "Lady Blue", "After Dark", "Black Sheep", and "Show Me Your Love America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, remnants of a sticker, and some small creases.)

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New Cassandra WilsonSilver Pony ... CD
Blue Note, 2010. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant set from great Cassandra Wilson – one that blends live performances and studio sessions, and a material that includes sultry small combo jazz, numbers from the classic soul and rock songbooks uniquely adapted by Cassandra and her stellar group! It's got wonderfully informal feel, with lots of breathing room in the arrangements for Cassandra's voice and the players. Includes "Lover Come Back To Me", "A Night In Seville", "Saddle Up My Pony", "Beneath A Silver Moon", "If It's Magic", "Blackbird", "Watch The Sunrise" and more. CD

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New Larry YoungMother Ship ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazz organ explodes to the next level – on this brilliant and rare session by Larry Young from 1969! The record was Young's last recording for Blue Note, and was never issued at the time – only making a brief appearance in a short series at the end of the 70s – and its obscurity makes it all the more important, as it's the kind of record that would have transformed jazz tremendously if released at the time. On the set, Young delivers on all his 60s experimentation with modal grooves and Coltrane-styled playing – working with a quartet that includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Herbert Morgan on tenor, and Eddie Gladden on drums – soaring to the skies on long tunes that push the Hammond farther than any organist had ever imagined! And while modern, and freer than before, Young is also playing here without some of the over-indulgent styles of his later jazz-rock work – still sticking to the Blue Note mode, while managing to record in a "new thing" mode long after the label had abandoned the "new thing" sound! Mindblowing – and with titles that include "Visions", "Love Drops", "Trip Merchant" and "Street Scene". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousCountry Funk 1969 to 1975 ... LP
Light In The Attic, New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little set that definitely aims to stake out its own little territory – with a groove that lives up surprisingly well to the title! The music here is way funkier than you might expect – and comes from a time when many popular singers were working in studios staffed by cats who were pretty darn cool – and had a great ear for picking up some of the best musical undercurrents from other scenes – including some of the best soul and funk that was really breaking out in the US at the start of the 70s! As a result, many of these tracks have unexpectedly funky rhythms at the bottom – way different than the kind of backings that you might have heard in country soul records from a few years before – and different too than the redneck rock that was becoming more popular with some of the bigger acts on the charts. You're bound to recognize a few bigger names here – as the set's not just country artists – and as usual, the Light In The Attic crew have done a stunning job of putting the whole thing together. Titles include "LA Memphis Tyler Texas" by Dale Hawkins, "Georgia Mountain Dew" by Johnny Adams, "Light Blue" by Bobby Darin, "I Wanta Make Her Love Me" by Jim Ford, "Hawg Frog" by Gray Fox, "Fire & Brimstone" by Link Wray, "Street People" by Bobby Charles, "Bayou Country" by Gritz, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, and "Studspider" by Tony Joe White. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousDestroy That Boy! – More Girls With Guitars ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's every bit as wonderful as you'd guess from its title and cover – a killer package of all-girl rockers, and one that's filled with rare gems from the 60s! The material here is definitely a lot harder-hitting than more familiar girl group sounds of the 60s – as the tunes are drenched in plenty of fuzz, recorded with a garagey style, and often rock just as hard as any male cuts from the time! Most material is by US groups, but there's also some surprising gems from overseas too – and the package is a much-needed look at this under-documented side of 60s rock and roll. Titles include "I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy" by The What Four, "I've Been Workin On You (demo)" by The Feminine Complex, "You Don't Love Me" by The Starlets, "Climb That Tree" by She Trinity, "Fraternity USA" by The Lady Bugs, "Here I Am In Love Again" by The Girls, "The Beatles Are In Town" by The Fondettes, "Don't You Think It's Fine" by Project X, "Hold On" by Sharon Tandy, "Tell Me" by The Termites, "He's Something Else" by The Liverbirds, and "Shakin All Over" by Raylene & The Blue Angels. CD

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New VariousI Gotta Be Me – Who Needs Tomorrow Vol 2 – 20 Garage Missiles From The USA ... CD
Psychic Circle (UK), Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Organ drenched, fuzzy garage genius from the 60s US scene – one of the best comps yet from Psychic Circle!!! I Got To Be Me is full of buzzing, r&b fueled garage rock from all over the mid-to-late 60s US – most tunes really dripping with the trippy organ washes, and searing in the electric guitar department – but it's no mere proto-punk batch of fiery singles. The musicianship and vocals are of top shelf talent, despite the singles being by-and-large obscure – cut for bigger labels like Atco, United Artists, Roulette, Phillips and Capitol as well as a number of lesser knowns companies and imprints. Includes in killer take on the Howlin' Wolf standard "Smokestack Lightning" by Group Axis, "I Gotta Be Me" by Kevin Coughlin, "Good Good Lovin" by Les Hou-Lops, "HE's Not Your Friend" by Dee Jay & The Runaways, "Big Mama" by Gobby Simms & The Simers, "Turn Around" by Blue Wood, "Inside Out" by The In Crowd, "Fool That I Am" by Bobby Saint Clair, "Haunted By Your Love" by The Outsiders, "Doubt" by Hex and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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New VariousTres Chic – More French Girl Singers Of The 60s (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh yeh" generation, with a mix of the rough and the sweet that few other girl singers could ever hope to touch! There's a really special mod sort of energy here – vocals that push out strongly, yet never succumb to emotional cliches of American and British singers – and backings that are always tight and groovy, but in a jaunty, jerky way that's quite different than straight ahead rock. The mix of modes is completely sublime – just the sort of music that still really sends us after all these years – and titles include "J'Ai Des Problemes Decidement" by Violaine, "Hymne Au Soleil" by Pussy Cat, "Attends Ou Va-T'En" by France Gall, "La Fermeture Éclair" by Delphine, "Comme Tu Es Jeune" by Liz Brady, "Sous Le Soleil Exactement" by Anna Karina, and "Ecoutez" by Elsa. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck BerryFresh Berrys ... LP
Chess, 1965. Used .... Out Of Stock
A mid 60s album by Berry, and unlike a lot of other Chess full lengths at the time, this set features more new tunes than those pulled from 45s. 12 tracks in all, including "It Wasn't Me", "Run, Joe", "Every Day We Rock & Roll", "One For My Baby (And One For The Road)", "Welcome Back, Pretty Baby", "It's My Own Business", "Right Off Rampart Street", "Vaya Con Dios", "Merrily We Rock & Roll", "My Mustang Ford", "Ain't That Just Like A Woman" and "Wee Hour Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear, some minor splitting on the bottom seam, the remnants of a sticker, and some staining on the back along the opening.)

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New Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
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
(70s ABC pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a bit of light wear.)

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New Mostly Other People Do The KillingSlippery Rock ... CD
Hot Cup, 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Marvelous work from Mostly Other People Do The Killing – and a record that's quite different from its cheesy looking cover! The quartet never fail to amaze us with their creative energy – and this time around, they're paying homage to that moment in 80s jazz when the underground was brimming up in the mainstream – that great point when creative musicians were finding wider exposure on labels like Columbia, Novus, or Blue Note – yet still serving up sounds that were true to their roots. The cheesy packaging is a nod to the visual aesthetics of the time – and the music is a great contrast, which was not uncommon for the period – lots of sharp reeds from Jon Irabagon, percolatedly soulful trumpet riffs from Peter Evans, snapping percussion from Kevin Shea, and these warm, round, deep lines on acoustic bass from Moppa Elliott – who also wrote and produced the set. Titles include "Sayre", "President Polk", "Can't Tell Shipp From Shohola", "Hearts Content", "Jersey Shore", and "Dexter, Wayne, & Mobley". CD

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New Jess RodenJess Roden (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest solo moment ever from Jess Roden – and a tune that really takes off from the great mix of soul and jazz influences he brought to his work in The Alan Bown! Jess has a way of putting over a tune that borrows lots from American soul – a style that's unabashedly bold at times, but in ways that go beyond some of the blue eyed modes of his Brit contemporaries! The balance comes through especially strongly in the album's tracks that have help from Allen Toussaint and The Meters – who help underscore Roden's best impulses, and give the album a funky vibe to match the vocals. The whole thing's pretty darn great – almost as much of a soul album as a rock one – and titles include Roden's classic version of "On Broadway", a great jazz dancer – plus "Reason To Change", "Sad Story", "I'm On Your Side", and "Ferry Cross". CD
(SHMCD.)

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New Patti SmithHorses ... LP
Arista, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
Patti Smith's first album and one of greatest rock albums of the 70s! Pure, driving passion powers Patti as profoundly as it ever would here on horses. The musicianship is famously top notch, too, making for one of those amazing moments in rock when a great voice – not just a great sounding singer, but uniquely visionary presence ultimately proves to be more forceful than the players. Produced by John Cale, with great guitar from Lenny Kaye – and titles that include "Gloria", "Redondo Beach", "Birdland", "Free Money", "Kimberly", and "Land". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing, in the cover with black lettering.)
Also available Horses ... LP 16.99

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New Muddy WatersHard Again ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain near the bottom right corner.)

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New VariousChinese Rocks – 60's Garage, Surf, Trash Rock & Roll A Go Go From Southeast Asia ... LP
Outhouse, 1960s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Not Chinese Rocks, ala Johnny Thunders – but a cool collection of Southeast Asian rock from the 60s – lots of jangle pop and garagey numbers that definitely owe a lot to the Anglo world of the time! Many of the lyrics are in English, and some of the tunes are covers – but these versions are definitely unusual ones – and really stand out with some of the rougher edges and odd instrumental twists – especially given that some of the best tracks on the set are instrumentals! There's plenty of fuzzy guitar, and most numbers sound a lot like more familiar Japanese takes on rock styles of the time – with titles that include "Steps Theme" by The Steps, "I Love A Go Go" by Shao Fong Fong, "Midnight Express" by The Fabulous Falcons, "Lies" by The Hi-Fi Twins & The Kings, "Bombora" by Blue Lake Combo, "Call My Name" by The Thunderbirds, "Shakin All Over" by Johnny Tan, and "Hey Girl" by The Siglap 5. LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow vinyl, too!)

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New VariousFeeling High – The Psychedelic Sound Of Memphis ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the psychedelic scene in late 60s Memphis – music that's really mindblowing for the time, yet which often never got its due – given the stronger mainstream focus on Memphis as a hub for blues and soul! (In other words, had any of these cats hit the Sunset Strip in the late 60s, they would have been huge!) Given that Memphis already had a strong studio scene in place – where some of these musicians worked on other sessions – the recordings here are incredibly advanced – often full of cool production techniques and other little twists and turns – all elements that take already-great fuzzy, freaky, hairy rock and roll – and turn it into something even more incredible by the time it's caught on tape! Most of these names are new to our ears, and the package is definitely a historical treasure trove – as pleasing to our record collectors' sensibilities as the music is to our ears. Sound quality is excellent, and many numbers have not been issued before – titles that include "Eat Me Alive" and "We're In Town" by The Goatdancers, "Crazy Man's Woman" and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Fly" by Greg McCarley, "Blue Music Box" by Changin Tymes, "For Your Love" by the Honey Jug, "Rockin In The Same Old Boat" by Triple X, "Deja Vu" by Judy Bramlett, "Come On Along & Dream" by The Poor Little Rich Kids, "Flying Horse Of Louisiana" by Knowbody Else, "Dancing Girl" by The 1st Century, and "Ticket To Ride" by Mother Roses – plus an advertisement for The Goatdancers too! CD
 
 
 



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