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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP
King, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as super funky as it looks! The record features many obscure King singles from the mid and late 60s, great little tunes that we always enjoy on funky 45s, and which are sewn together into one of the rawer James Brown LPs from the decade. James and the band are playing Vox instruments – as you can tell by the shameless ad on the back cover – and the record has a garagey funk sound that reminds us of the best Desco work by artists like Lee Fields & Joseph Henry. A prize in any funk collection – and with the cuts "The Soul Of JB", "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul #1", "Why Did You Take Your Love From Me", and "Baby Baby Baby Baby". Also features the funky hit "There Was A Time" – always a treat! LP, Vinyl record album

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CanCan (Inner Space) (180 gram pressing with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin/Mute, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Sweet late 70s work from Can – working here at a level that's a cool compression of the group's earlier ideals, but with a style that's very true to their roots! Drums are still by Jaki Liebezeit, who has this great way of being loose and stiff at the same time – a bit of a flow that seems to reflect changes in jazzy funk during the 70s, but still with more of that forward-moving energy of Krautrock – which is furthered by the long keyboard lines spun out by Irmin Schmidt! Some of the guitar parts get a bit more focused on stronger lead elements, but never in a way that's overindulgent – and likewise, the vocals can stand out at points, but never dominate the overall mix of music. The group handle production this time by themselves – and titles include "All Gates Open", "Safe", "Sunday Jam", "Sodom", "A Spectacle", "EFS Nr 99", and "Can Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanDelay 1968 (180 gram vinyl with bonus download) ... LP
Mute, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Heady, hypnotic, ominous, and hard-grooving early Can – a lost set that was recorded in the late 60s, but not actually released until the early 80s – and some of the earliest, brawniest Can jams from the Malcolm Mooney years! The record may not have the name-checking power as the other early Can albums, but it's still completely revelatory – and virtually the blueprint for the prog rock generation to come! Rhythms are driving and hypnotic (thanks, Jaki Liebezeit!) – and titles include "Butterfly", "PNOOM", "Nineteen Century Man", "Thief", "Man Named Joe", "Uphill" and "Little Star Of Bethlehem". LP, Vinyl record album

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New CanEge Bamyasi (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
One of the most essential Can albums, and perhaps their best – have drums ever sounded better on a record? Ege Bamyasi features some of Jaki Liebezeit's greatest beats, from the shorter songs like the amazing "Vitamin C", "I'm So Green", and "Spoon", to the longer, stretched out tunes in the tradition of the group's previous masterpiece, Tago Mago – "Pinch", "Soup", and "One More Night". With the classic second lineup, featuring Damo Suzuki on vocals, spouting off in several languages during the course of single song, but with a few instrumental numbers too. Elastic grooves with a driving pulse! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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CanFlow Motion (with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin/Mute, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Can's tuneful, yet oddly offbeat Flow Motion album – their most melodically straightforward batch of songs to this point, which throws fans for loop to this day – and we love it for that! Can was so fearlessly creative, so brilliant in their boundary-busting, genre-confounding way, that it seems like the "weirdest" thing they could do would be to make a record that sounds a little bit like music other people could make. So here comes Can with some reggae-inspired rhythms and accessible songcraft – but it's still Can, with some longer, stranger instrumental passages and all around other-ness. Includes "I Want More", "Cascade Waltz", "Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die", "And More", "Babylonian Pearl", "Smoke (EFS No 59)" and "Flow Motion". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanLanded (with bonus download) ... LP
Mute, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
A mid 70s killer from Can – sometimes overlooked next to the early classics, but a record that's filled with equally great charms! Things are still pretty noisy here, and plenty proggy too – thanks to driving drums from Jaki Liebezeit and hypnotic basslines from Holger Czukay and there's a surprising amount of noise in the guitars of Michael Karoli, produced here with a bit more clarity than smaller label records from the German scene – but still never any crisp or commercial qualities either. Irmin Schmidt's keyboards and electronic touches are as wonderful as always – and Czukay's production really helps keep the whole thing on edge throughout! Titles include the long "Unfinished" jam – plus "Full Moon On The Highway", "Half Past One", "Vernal Equinox", and "Hunters & Collectors". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Landed ... CD 6.99

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CanMonster Movie (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark of the Can sound! This is the original line up with vocalist Malcolm Mooney, bassist Holger Czukay, guitarist Michael Karoli, organist Irmin Schmidt, and drummer Jacki Liebezeit – doing their inimitable, revolutionary thing over 4 long tracks. A cathartic, synapse firing masterpiece – and cheaper than hypnosis! Tracks include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary, Mary, So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side long "You Doo Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Monster Movie ... CD 6.99

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CanOut Of Reach (180 gram pressing with bonus download) ... LP
Mute, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The rhythms really take off in this late 70s burner from Can – a record that re-focuses their energy a bit from before, but with a blend of elements that's still more amazing than most of their contemporaries! The record intertwines heavy drums from Jaki Liebezeit with percussion from Reebop Kwaku Baah and basslines from Rosko Gee – all with this strong focus on the rhythms that's sometimes skittish, sometimes straightforward, but always progressively stepping ahead into the next musical moments – which often include loads of keyboard lines from Irmin Schmidt and fuzzy guitar work from Michael Karoli! Vocals stand out on a few tracks, but others are more instrumentally focused – and titles include "Serpentine", "Give Me No Roses", "Like Inobe God", "November", "Pauper's Daughter & I", and "One More Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanRite Time (180 gram vinyl with bonus download) ... LP
Mute, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The last studio album from the legendary Can – recorded at the end of the 80s, and a set that features original vocalist Malcolm Mooney! Mooney's got an undercurrent of funk that really brings a different sound to the groove – almost a sharper edge than some of the smoother currents of the vocals on the few previous records – a mode that seems echoed by the guitar of Michael Karoli and some of the more skittish drum passages from Jaki Liebezeit! Tunes are mostly shortish, but also seem to be these focused answers to the generations that had copped Can's elements and made them their own – especially the British and German indie scenes of the mid/late 80s, who seem to get their come-uppance here by the originals. Titles include "The Withoutlaw Man", "Like A New Child", "Hoolah Hoolah", and "In The Distance Lies The Future". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanSaw Delight (with bonus download) ... LP
Mute, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Weird and wonderful work from Can – still standing out way ahead of the pack, even in the late 70s! The album's a great bridge between generations – and an inspiration for some, as well – not as heavy as the early years, but still filled with fuzz and spacey sounds, refined with more focus here – and almost set out as a precursor to the huge German new wave to come – especially the electronics of the AtaTak scene. Titles include the 15 minute "Animal Waves" – plus "Fly By Night", "Call Me", and "Don't Say No". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanSoon Over Babaluma (with download) ... LP
United Artists/Mute, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
A mid 70s set from Can that's still very much in the best spirit of their earliest work – mostly longish tracks and all quite hypnotic – wonderful stuff from the team of Irmin Schmidt, Jacki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay, and Michael Karoli. Sure, Damo's not on vocals any more, but the instrumentation's still pretty darn great – and Can is also working more explicitly established global genre elements, but still really sounds like no one other than Can. Traces of reggae mix alongside many other rhythmic elements, jagged experimentalist touches, 70s ambient energy, and imaginative jams galore from one of the most creative combos of its time! Titles include "Chain Reaction", "Quantum Physics", "Dizzy Dizzy", and "Splash". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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New CanSoundtracks (with bonus download) ... LP
United Artists/Mute, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. Hypnotically repetitive rhythms and always excellent Can drums & percussion, with vocals by Damo, and the last couple of Can tracks with Malcolm Mooney. Titles include the epic "Mother Sky", "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskeyman", "Don't Turn The Lights On, Leave Me Alone", "Soul Desert" and "She Brings The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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New CanUnlimited Edition (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 25.98
Can opens up a bit with Unlimited Edition – digging into the vaults of their earlier archives, and pulling together a huge double-length set of material for their growing audience in the 70s! Can is legendary for constructing their greatest studio material out of freewheeling studio experimentation, so it stands to reason that there was a whole heck of a lot of worthy material left out of the original albums – and this collection brings lots of those gems to light – with work from both the Mooney and Suzuki periods of the group, as well as spacious Can instrumental material. The set's made up largely of brief bits that didn't find their way into a whole piece – but there's some longer numbers, and one long epic – the 17 minute "Cutaway". Other titles include "Gomorrha", "Doko E", "The Empress & The Ukraine King", "TV Spot", "Mother Upduff", "Connection", "Fall Of Another Year", "Transcendental Express", "Ibis", "Blue Bag (Inside Paper)", "Musette", "EFS No 10", and "I'm Too Leise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of album!)

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VariousToo Slow To Disco – Late 70s Westcoast Yachtpop You Can Almost Dance To (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Don't think "disco", think "AOR" – as the tunes here are all sweet smooth tracks from the glory days of late 70s radio – done in a great style that mixes blue-eyed soul with lots of warm jazzy touches! A few of the names here are big ones, but lots are lesser-known talents that labored in the farther reaches of the major label scene – artists who got lots of great studio support and access to key instrumental talent – which helped them craft laidback gems that have plenty of polish, but are still way fresher than the hits from the time! The production is superb throughout, and the instrumentation is impeccable – and titles include "Steal Away" by Photoglo, "Get It Up For Love" by Ned Doheny, "Let's Put Our Love Back Together" by Micky Denne & Ken Gold, "Deco Lady" by Rupert Holmes, "Over & Done With" by White Horse, "Liverpool Fool" by Browning Bryant, "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree, "Spaceship Earth" by David Batteau, "Shut The Door" by Don Brown, and "Room To Grow" by Brian Elliot. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download – and pressed on heavy vinyl with poster too!)
Also available Too Slow To Disco – Late 70s Westcoast Yachtpop You Can Almost Dance To ... CD 15.99

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New CanTago Mago (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute (UK), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Moody genius from Can – and one of greatest albums of its time! Tons of spooky spare atmosphere, vocals that go from a lull to a cathartic echoey shriek, and that rollicking and propulsive backbeat that makes Can a band for the ages. Not just a landmark in what was to be dubbed Krautrock – truly an indispensable masterpiece regardless of genre, and a record so influential to so many movements in underground music that it is really impossible to imagine the world without it. Timeless! Tracks include "Paperchase", "Mushroom", "Oh Yeah", "Halleluwah", "Aumgn", "Peking O", and "Bring Me Coffee Or Tea". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... LP
Dakar, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... CD 22.99

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New CanFuture Days (with download) ... LP
United Artists/Mute, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The historic album by Can – capping off their classic early 70s trilogy that includes Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi – and the last one with Damo Suzuki in the line up! While very similar to Ege Bamyasi, Future Days takes a step away from their more experimental sounds and has more of the long rhythmic grooves. It's a little slicker than their earlier material but it's just as intense in it's own way! The songs are "Future Days", "Spray", "Moonshake", and the 20 minute long "Bel Air". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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New CanOut Of Reach (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Cleopatra, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rhythms really take off in this late 70s burner from Can – a record that re-focuses their energy a bit from before, but with a blend of elements that's still more amazing than most of their contemporaries! The record intertwines heavy drums from Jaki Liebezeit with percussion from Reebop Kwaku Baah and basslines from Rosko Gee – all with this strong focus on the rhythms that's sometimes skittish, sometimes straightforward, but always progressively stepping ahead into the next musical moments – which often include loads of keyboard lines from Irmin Schmidt and fuzzy guitar work from Michael Karoli! Vocals stand out on a few tracks, but others are more instrumentally focused – and titles include "Serpentine", "Give Me No Roses", "Like Inobe God", "November", "Pauper's Daughter & I", and "One More Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Out Of Reach (180 gram pressing with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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New Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – and the grooves are often mixed together in a sound that's nice and fuzzy around the edges, with some slight psychedelic elements that makes the cuts a perfect fit for this Luaka Bop series! Yet Tim Maia's hardly a guy who can easily fit into any easy slot or series – because as you'll hear on this set, he's got a vibe that's all his own – a really wonderful approach that's different even from some of his hippest contemporaries in Brazil – and which has gone onto have influence on countless other generations of singers and musicians – including his nephew Ed Motta. The package is great – a real visual tribute to the sounds within – and titles include "Que Beleza", "Ela Partiu", "Do Leme Ao Pontal", "Brother Father Mother Sister", "Quer Queira Quer Nao Queira", "Let's Have A Ball Tonight", "I Don't Care", "The Dance Is Over", "Rational Culture", "You Don't Know What I Know", and "Nobody Can Live Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available World Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... CD 10.99

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New Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand The Rain (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie Mitchell – but there's also a deeper groove overall, a stronger burning bottom, and an all-soul sound to most tracks that goes way beyond simple cliches of southern soul. Ann's vocals are tremendous throughout – sometimes sweet, sometimes mean – and titles include the sublime "I Can't Stand The Rain", plus "Run Run Run", "One Way Street", "You Keep Me Hangin On", and "If We Can't Trust Each Other". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Can't Stand The Rain ... CD 11.99

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New OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) (with bonus download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this one – a perfect setting for OV's massive talent, and a great way for him to reach out to a wider audience too! The sound is impeccable – about as classic as you can get for Hi – and titles include a number of great Willie Mitchell originals – including "I Feel Love Growin", "The Time We Have", and "You Gotta Have Love". The set also includes a nice version of "Trying To Live My Life Without You", too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available
Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD 11.99
Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 25.99

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New Terry CallierI Just Can't Help Myself ... LP
Cadet, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Terry Callier ever recorded – and a masterpiece of the baroque soul crossover style that was going down at the Chess/Cadet label at the time! Terry's own folksy singing and playing would be more than enough to make this record great – but it's given an amazing edge by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney, who create these floating pillows of sound and washes of jazzy colors that fit Terry's moods perfectly, and really expand the emotional intensity of the songs. At the time of this release, the Chess empire was falling apart – but the forces that be put a great last push into the record, and Terry's backed by superb work from Chicago studio giants like Phil Upchurch, Don Myrick, Art Hoyle, Bobby Christian, Cleveland Eaton, Louis Satterfield, and Evans and Stepney themselves! Every track is a wonder, and titles include "Alley-Wind Song" , "Can't Catch the Trane", "Bowlin' Green", and "Until Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Inner Space (Can)Agilok & Blubbo (red vinyl) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality you'd find in the best early work from Can – very sonically sensitive, filled with unusual textures and tones that go far from conventional rockish instrumentation – even on some of the album's shorter tracks! There's a psyche aspect to the recording, but one that's never overindulgent at all – possibly because of the length of the tunes – and the material's getting its first-ever appearance here. Titles include "Mama Mama", "Michele Ist Da", "Agilok & Blubbo", "Dialog Zwischen Birken", "Der Letzte Brief", "Probleme", "Flop Pop", and "Apolkalypse". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Big StarNothing Can Hurt Me ... LP
Omnivore, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare versions of legendary recordings by Big Star – and also the soundtrack to the feature length documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me – with demos, alternate mixes and more from Big Star proper and leaders Chris Bell and Alex Chilton! The alternate versions of the most classic and most fan beloved tracks are well worth having – with some looser, rougher studio takes that have a stripped-to-the-essentials feel, plus some more fleshed out alternate mixes that are pretty great and would have felt right out home on albums back in the day. Also includes a bit of studio banter, an unissued backwards intro to "Stroke It Noel" and more cool unreleased bits. 21 tracks in all: "O My Soul (Demo, 1973)", "In The Street (Movie Mix, 2012)", "My Life Is Right (Alternate Mix, 1972)", "Feel (Alternate Mix, 1972)", "September Gurls (Movie Mix, 2012)", "Way Out West (Alternate Mix, 1973)", "Give Me Another Chance (Control Room Monitor Mix, 1972)" and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mats Aleklint QuartetMats Aleklint Quartet ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy ... $24.99
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong structures – so that Mats can stretch out on these amazing lines on both slide and valve trombone, with a sense of voice and vision on the instrument that we haven't heard since Roswell Rudd! The rest of the lineup is great too – a quartet with mighty nice tenor and bass clarinet from Per Texas Johansson, bass from Joe Williamson, and drums and synth from Christopher Cantillo. Aleklint also plays a bit of thumb piano and pump organ too – and titles include "Nattbuss", "Hur Eller Dur", "Braxen", "Algskog", "Landet Runt", and "Snabbt In Snabb Tut". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mats Aleklint Quartet ... CD 18.99

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on the Paris scene in the 90s – really refining a new sound, while keeping all the best bits from before – creating this new sort of darker groove that almost mixes older percussion with kind of a spacey style that's echoes proggish funk from a range of groups from Can to Cymande! There's loads of cool keyboards and tight guitar lines, and even the vocals have some spacey production that makes them fit nicely with the grooves. Titles include "Asiko", "Get Together", "Black Voices", and "The Same Blood". LP, Vinyl record album

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AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream – but his music is also heavy on plenty of older Eastern elements too – unusual inflections on the vocals, exotic instrumentation alongside electronic, and a really compelling style that sounds both ancient and futuristic at the same time! There's a budding spiritualism that seems to seep out around the corners of more conventional song structures – and the blend definitely echoes some of the best modes of the Turkish scene of the same time. The package features a very well-selected batch of Alpay recordings from the early 70s, complete with notes – and titles include "Bak Kalbim", "Akca Kizlar", "Can Karagozlum", "Ask Boyledir", "Suna", and "Denizciler". LP, Vinyl record album

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AnoushkaBroken Circuit ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $28.99 29.98
Anoushka's a duo, as you might have guessed from the image on the cover – and a great one at that, with these sublime spacey soul vocals from Victoria Port, mixed with her own keyboards and more beats and keys from Max Wheeler! The music's got a lean quality, but also soars with a cosmic sense of soul – just the right sort of vibe to ensure the group's placement on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Records – with a groundbreaking 21st Century Soul feel throughout! Victoria's got a style that's charming, but never cloying – and which will hook you in right away – and titles include "I Have Love 4 You", "Impatient", "Never Can Decide", "Atom Bombs", "Echo", "Kisses", "Broken Circuit", and "Fire To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Broken Circuit ... CD 15.99

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New Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The album's much more unified than your average funky soundtrack – and each track moves between styles that you'd hear on any of Roy's great albums from the time. There's heavy funk on the track "Brawling Broads", cool vibes and electric piano on "Aragon", off-beat jazz on "Coffy Sauna", and great soul on cuts like "Coffy Is The Color" and "Coffy Baby". Wonderful all the way through – and another jewel in the already-big crown of the great Roy Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD 8.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lifeline ... LP 6.99

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New BadbadnotgoodIII ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $17.99 19.98
The best work so far from this ultra-hip trio – an amazing combination of keyboards, bass, and drums – served up in styles that are rooted in funk and jazz, but go to so many other places as well! The drums crackle with a quality schooled in 70s breaks and beats, stripped down to their core – and the mix of keyboards echo a range of innovators from CTI to Money Mark, with a spacious flow that leaves plenty of room for the basslines to drive the tunes! Other instrumentation includes bits of guitar and percussion from the group, plus some guest tenor and strings as well. Titles include "Hedron", "Differently Still", "Confessions", "Triangle", "Can't Leave The Night", "CS60", and "Since You Asked So Kindly". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available III ... CD 12.99

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... LP
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although there is a bit of translation on the package) – this kind of eerie, otherworldly sound that steps rhythmically over these exotic backings that are both instantly timeless, and also show some slight electric elements borrowed from the Southeast Asian wave of psych from the late 60s. Most tracks move at a relatively slow pace, but that only makes Bandon's vocals an even more prominent part of the mix – especially when he criss-crosses in these really complicated patterns – and the folks at Paradise Bankok did this set with EM, so it's a great one if you dig their other reissues too. Titles include "Bong Ja Bong", "Lam Plearn Jaroen Jai", "Sanya Na Nao", "Ya Sading", "Ya Ting King", "Nat Wan Kin Yaa Dong", and "Num Lam Nam Chi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl, and includes bonus set of notes too!)
Also available Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD 20.99

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Beach Boys20/20 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
An understated masterpiece from The Beach Boys – a record that's probably best known for its inclusion of some key tracks from the Smile sessions – but an album that stands pretty darn nicely on its own! The group are really maturing here – and the mix of Smile-era songs and some of their later ones is really great – a wonderful follow-up to material explored on Friends, and a great hint at the genius to come on Sunflower. The album's essential listening if you dig post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys – especially before they hit their mix of nostalgia and indulgence in the 70s – and titles include the sublime "Cabinessence", plus "Do It Again", "I Can Hear Music", "Be With Me", "All I Want To Do", "I Want To Sleep", and "The Nearest Faraway Place". LP, Vinyl record album

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BeatlesHard Day's Night (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP
EMI/Apple, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Quite different than the original US release of this classic soundtrack – as this UK lineup features a lot more songs – a side one's worth of gems from the film, and side two featuring additional new tracks from Lennon & McCartney! Movie tunes include "If I Fell", "Hard Day's Night", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Tell Me Why", "I Should Have Known Better", and "And I Love Her" – and other tracks include "You Can't Do That", "Any Time At All", "Things We Said Today", and "I'll Cry Instead". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hard Day's Night (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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BeatlesRevolver (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Apple/EMI, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, with 2009 stereo remaster – and 14 tracks in all!)
Also available Revolver ... LP 299.99

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New Captain BeefheartSun, Zoom, Spark – 1970 to 1972 (Lick My Decals Off/Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot/Outtakes) (4LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4LP ... $89.99 99.98
The Reprise Records run of Captain Beefheart – presented here in a special package that also features a full album of never-issued rare material as well! Beefheart at Reprise was a real high point – as the Captain was still full of all the primal, gritty elements of the previous years – but also refining the sound of the Magic Band as well – to a point where the increased musicianship only got more complex, yet helped focus the energy of the songs as well! The whole thing's worth it alone for the mindblowing combination of roots and modern on the guitar work – and the progression over three albums is one of the most striking you'll see at the time for any artist, in any style. The package features the full three albums Lick My Decals Off Baby, The Spotlight Kid, and Clear Spot – and the bonus Outtakes CD features titles that include "Little Scratch", "Kiss Where I Kain't", "The Witch Doctor Life (inst take)", "Harry Irene", "Alice In Blunderland (alt)", "Two Rips In A Haystack/Kiss Me My Love", "Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (early mix)", "Dirty Blue Gene (alt 1)", "Pompadour Swamp/Suction Prints", and "I Can't Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available Sun, Zoom, Spark – 1970 to 1972 (Lick My Decals Off/Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot/Outtakes) (4CD set) ... CD 54.99

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Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival ... LP
Bamboo, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird production touches, edgey guitar bits, and a style that's almost psychedelic-folk-jazz-disco! Birdsong's lyrics are more "out there" than ever, and there's some great spacey production that really makes the whole thing sound great – and which gives the record a very cool feel that's unlike anything else we can think of. A real lost treasure from the 70s indie underground – with titles that include "Dance Of Survival", "What's Your Sign", "Night Of The Full Moon", "Astral Walk", and "Your Smile Gave Birth To My Idea". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dance Of Survival (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and which is the perfect fusion of jazz and soul that was going down with the best groups in the mid 70s. The best example of this sound can be heard on the massive cut "Rock Creek Park" – which begins with a wonderful bass on the intro, a killer moogy keyboard bit, and a super-catchy chorus that goes "doin' it in the park," which you should recognize in about 30 seconds! The rest of the album is great too – and titles include the classic sample track "Love So Fine" – plus "Happy Music", "Hash and Eggs", "Thankful Bout Yourself", and "All I Ask". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City Life ... LP 6.99

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Brian Blade FellowshipPerceptual (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1999. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
Drummer Brian Blade can be a hell of a percussive force when he wants to, but over the years he's maybe made even more of a contribution with records like this – sets that have him acting as a key creative force with a number of other great musicians – all at a richly collaborative level that definitely earns the "Fellowship" name of the group! The album's got an especially great way of mixing together guitar lines and reed passages – in a style that almost evokes older ECM, but with more direction too – thanks to some of Blade's subtle but effectively rootsy rhythms. Musicians include Melvin Butler on tenor and soprano sax, Jon Cowherd on Fender Rhodes and piano, Dave Easley on pedal steel, Kurt Rosenwinkel on electric and acoustic guitar, and Myron Walden on alto sax and bass clarinet – and the record also features guest vocals from Joni Mitchell on the track "Steadfast", and contributions from Daniel Lanois as well. Titles include "Trembling", "Crooked Creek", "Patron Saint Of Girls", and "Evinrude Fifty". LP, Vinyl record album

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George BrigmanJungle Rot ... LP
Solid/Obscure Oxide, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An American psychedelic classic from mid 70s Baltimore – awash in heavy fuzz and lots of electric effects! Jungle Rot has a raw, earnest quality that few other records can match – perhaps the first albums by MC5 or The Stooges – or the very first EP by Pussy Galore – but it's also very much its own animal, as is most music that's come out of Baltimore over the years! Brigman's guitar is recorded here with lots of pedals, effects, and echo – all very spaced out and trippy, and sounding a lot more late 60s than you'd guess from the date of the record. The tunes are often simple and straightforward – and sometimes slightly bluesy underneath all the fuzz – and the vocals are wonderfully abstracted in all that echo, coming out almost like Alan Vega on the first Suicide album. Titles include "Jungle Rot", "DMT"," Don't Bother Me", "Schoolgirl", "I Feel Alright", "Worrying", and "It's Misery". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... LP
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.98
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, which go well to display James at his vibrant concert best. About a quarter of the material seems to be vintage recordings, augmented with some new performances or vocals to fit the scenes in the film – but these fit well alongside the classics, to a point where there's hardly much discernable difference (as well as little in the notes to explain them as well.) Tracks include "Sex Machine", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "It's A Man's Man's Man's World (live)", "I Got The Feelin (live)", "Soul Power (live)", "Try Me (live)", "Please Please Please", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "I Can't Stand Myself (live)", and "I Got You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Get On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD 13.99

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New James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP
King, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which never sounds better than here, on James' original version – one of those cuts that never gets old! The hit's also nicely offset by a number of other more obscure numbers that make the album really worth tracking down – titles that include "I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do)", "Good Good Lovin", "I've Got Money", "Three Hearts In A Tangle", "You've Got The Power", and "Love Don't Love Nobody" – all on the rougher side of the JB spectrum. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Got You (I Feel Good) ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wilder James Brown instrumental LPs from the late King period. The James Brown Band is fronted by a heavy fuzzy guitar sound, which gives the LP a sort of rock-break feel, with nice fuzzy electric tones. All tracks are by James and Dave Matthews, and the record is sort of a second album by Matthews' Grodeck Whipperjenny group. Titles include "Can Mind", "Don't Mind", "Bob Scoward", and "Just Enough Room for Storage". Wild, and tough to find these days, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slaughter's Big Rip-Off ... CD 13.99

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John Rabbit Bundrick & Johnny Nash/Bob MarleyVill Sa Garna Tro (Want So Much To Believe) – Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the score, his style is also quite different than his own music of the time – as his voice is set to really cool, complicated backdrops from John "Rabbit" Bundrick – who was part of a floating scene that included Nash and Bob Marley, with a better-known later stop in London. The film and music came together out of an almost communal vibe – with Bundrick's music at the core, plus some lyrics from Nash, and instrumentation from a lineup that includes Bob Marley on guitar, alongside local talents Janne Schaffer and Bjorn Linder – plus percussion from the great Reebop Kwaku Bah, who'd worked with Can and Traffic – as well as lots of Fender Rhodes and organ from Bundrick. Some tunes have a loose, percussive feel – others are more song structured with a lot of guitar – and the whole package comes with a great set of notes to tell the tale of the music and the movie. Titles on this second volume include "Mine All Mine", "Fire Sequence", "Live In The Country (inst)", "Song In Ferry Boat Sequence", "Church Tune", "Love Scene", and "Harp II". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Rabbit Bundrick & Johnny Nash/Bob MarleyVill Sa Garna Tro (Want So Much To Believe) – Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the score, his style is also quite different than his own music of the time – as his voice is set to really cool, complicated backdrops from John "Rabbit" Bundrick – who was part of a floating scene that included Nash and Bob Marley, with a better-known later stop in London. The film and music came together out of an almost communal vibe – with Bundrick's music at the core, plus some lyrics from Nash, and instrumentation from a lineup that includes Bob Marley on guitar, alongside local talents Janne Schaffer and Bjorn Linder – plus percussion from the great Reebop Kwaku Bah, who'd worked with Can and Traffic – as well as lots of Fender Rhodes and organ from Bundrick. Some tunes have a loose, percussive feel – others are more song structured with a lot of guitar – and the whole package comes with a great set of notes to tell the tale of the music and the movie. Titles on this first volume include "Mr Sea", "North Scene", "Masquerade Dance", "Second Wind", "Back To The North Scene", "Fanny Big Horn", "Rollin In Clover", and "More Questions Than Answers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick Butcher, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, etcFree Jazz Bitmaps Vol 1 ... LP
Sonnenzimmer, 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and house records, and really deconstructed so that you can hardly hear a trace of the original sounds at all – nicely obtuse, and sounding a lot like Nick was working from scratch! Side two features other musicians each given a track from side one, then encouraged to play their own live improvised take on the track – each with a very different flavor! So on the first half, you've got Nick serving up cuts like "Cozy Kitchen", "Great Lake", "Formats", and "Implements" – and side two features 6 solo numbers, each with a different artist – Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jason Roebke on bass, Tim Daisy on marimba, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed on drums! Very nice package, too – with a hand-printed die-cut cover and sleeve! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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New Jerry Butler/Jerry PetersMelinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Pride, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-known blacksploitation film from the early 70s, but one that boasts a heck of a great soundtrack! Peters approach here is a bit more baroque than some of his contemporaries – and he uses stepping strings equally alongside funky rhythms – creating a groove that's complicated, yet still plenty darn funky – and a sound that's as soulful on the mellower tunes as it is on the standout uptempo ones. Jerry Butler sings vocals on "Speak Truth To The People", "Tank's Theme", "Love is", and "Melinda Reprise" – but the instrumental tracks are even better, and inlcude the clavinet groover "Part III", the sitar-styled "Melinda Latino", and the cuts "Music For Tank's Boat", "The Blues (Dope Pusher's Theme)", and "I Can't Let You Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Melinda – Original Soundtrack ... LP 18.99

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning! Although many know Bobby Byrd as the longtime associate of James Brown, and although his singles do turn up from time to time on compilations, this one and only album by him is super-rare. The album's a live recording (although we've never been sure if it's not one of James Brown's "fake" live projects, with studio tracks and applause added in) – and it contains a killer batch of funky tracks like "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)" (parts 1 & 2), "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". Loads of breakbeats, and a killer funky groove with Bobby singing in a style that's as great as James Brown's best funky stuff from the time, but with a darker edge to it. Classic stuff, and an unbelievable one to have on low-priced reissue! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarence CarterSlip Away – The Ultimate Clarence Carter 1966 to 1971 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Sublime sounds from Clarence Carter – wonderful work from his singles for Fame Records – a wealth of great music from a time when Carter was really coming into his own! Clarence was great right from the start, but here you can really hear him finding his own voice – that all-knowing, storytelling approach that could make even a simple lyric spin out in a way that was totally captivating – with a quality that set Carter apart from some of his more tear-jerked southern soul contemporaries, into a space of class and confidence that would serve him well for years to come! Every number here was recorded at the Fame Studios, with the kind of killer backings you'd expect from the Muscle Shoals team – and the 2LP set features 24 titles that include "Slip Away", "Looking For A Fox", "The Feeling Is Right", "Snatching It Back", "Patches", "I Found What I Wanted", "Look What I Got", "Too Weak To Fight", "I'm Qualified", "Tell Daddy", "Think About It", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryMu Second Part ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles on this second part include "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lyn CollinsCheck Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... LP
People, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The mellower of Lyn Collins' two albums for the People label – but still pretty darn fantastic! At some level, it seems like Lyn's taking on the rest of the soul industry – showing them that she can kick some major booty on her interpretations of hits like "Backstabbers", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Mr Big Stuff", which is one of her best funky tracks ever, and better than Jean Knight's original! She also shines extremely well on the original cuts, though – especially the funky classic "Rock Me Again & Again & Again", plus the often-overlooked mellow soul groovers "To Each His Own", "Put It On The Line", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". Production by James Brown, of course! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... CD 13.99

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Johnny ColonBoogaloo Blues ... LP
Cotique, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark record that should be in any Latin collection! At the time of this album, Johnny Colon was a young trombonist just getting his start – working in the turbulent late 60s Spanish Harlem scene, and picking up on the wide range of styles going down in the hood. At one level, he was a straight player with a love for the sound of the early 60s descarga era – but at another, he was a young kid absorbing all the soul, funk, and drug influences that were coming out of other groups at the time. The result is a really amazing album with a slow, sinister groove that's unlike anything else we can think of. Tracks roll over one another with uncanny beats and a sad and soulful feel – shifting between English and Spanish to reflect the speech patterns of the members of the band – and really opening up with some killer grooves that have made the album a treasure for years! Titles include "Judy (part 2)", "Canallon", "Jumpy", "Boogaloo Blues", "Descarga", and "Mi Querida Bomba". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boogaloo Blues (remastered edition) ... CD 9.99

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Larry Coryell with The Wide Hive PlayersLarry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players ... LP
Wide Hive, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A really old school jam from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that takes us back to some of the most tripped-out sounds of his early years! Given the cover, you can definitely expect a psychedelic influence to the music – and the group here really helps Larry get back to his roots – finding a sound that's still plenty jazz, but which mixes in some funky and progressive elements too – that genre-stepping quality that really helped Coryell break down a lot of barriers back in the day. Coryell plays both acoustic and electric on the date, and the lineup features some especially nice Fender Rhodes – plus trombone, saxes, bass, and plenty of percussion. Titles include "Torchlight", "Terco", "The Last Drop", "Return Of Shirtless" and "January Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Larry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players ... CD 9.99

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DamnedBlack Album (200 gram pressing) ... LP
IRS/Drastic Plastic, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $37.99 39.98
The weird, ambitious double album by The Damned! The Damned is definitely one of the more unpredictable punk bands of the era, and they upped the ante on The Black Album, with some creatively restless material on all 4 sides – which is ambitious in and of itself, given the less-is-more ethic followed by a lot of the seminal punks of the era. It's got some loud-fast "traditional" punk, darker,plus some darker, stranger cuts – including one that fills a side alll by itself in "Curtain Call" – plus a 4th side of live tracks. Includes ""Wait For The Blackout", "Lively Arts", "Silly Kids Games", "Drinking About My Baby", "Twisted Nerve", "Hit Or Miss", "Dr. Jeckyll And Mr. Hyde","13th Floor Vendetta", "Therapy", "New Rose", "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited 200 gram heavyweight vinyl version.)
Also available Black Album (colored vinyl) ... LP 35.99

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DamnedBlack Album (colored vinyl) ... LP
IRS/Drastic Plastic, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $35.99 39.98
The weird, ambitious double album by The Damned! The Damned is definitely one of the more unpredictable punk bands of the era, and they upped the ante on The Black Album, with some creatively restless material on all 4 sides – which is ambitious in and of itself, given the less-is-more ethic followed by a lot of the seminal punks of the era. It's got some loud-fast "traditional" punk, darker,plus some darker, stranger cuts – including one that fills a side alll by itself in "Curtain Call" – plus a 4th side of live tracks. Includes ""Wait For The Blackout", "Lively Arts", "Silly Kids Games", "Drinking About My Baby", "Twisted Nerve", "Hit Or Miss", "Dr. Jeckyll And Mr. Hyde","13th Floor Vendetta", "Therapy", "New Rose", "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition opaque darkgrey colored vinyl.)
Also available Black Album (200 gram pressing) ... LP 37.99

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DamnedMachine Gun Etiquette (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Chiswick/Drastic Plastic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A caterwauling work of genius from The Damned – a set that arrived too late to ride anything left of the first wave of infamy from Brit punk – and 2 years after the strange misfire that was the Music For Pleasure LP – yet Machine Gun Etiquette is nearly as pleasing as their debut! Loads of hard charging, buzzingly primitive guitar rage, and oddly tuneful bits of keyboards and wavering aural elements. Titles include "Love Song", "Machine Gun Etiquette", "I Just Can't Be Happy Today", "Melody Lee", "Antipope", "Plan 9 Channel 7", "Noise Noise Noise", "Liar", "Smash It Up" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited 200 gram heavyweight vinyl version.)
Also available Machine Gun Etiquette (colored vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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DamnedMachine Gun Etiquette (colored vinyl) ... LP
Chiswick/Drastic Plastic, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A caterwauling work of genius from The Damned – a set that arrived too late to ride anything left of the first wave of infamy from Brit punk – and 2 years after the strange misfire that was the Music For Pleasure LP – yet Machine Gun Etiquette is nearly as pleasing as their debut! Loads of hard charging, buzzingly primitive guitar rage, and oddly tuneful bits of keyboards and wavering aural elements. Titles include "Love Song", "Machine Gun Etiquette", "I Just Can't Be Happy Today", "Melody Lee", "Antipope", "Plan 9 Channel 7", "Noise Noise Noise", "Liar", "Smash It Up" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition opaque red colored vinyl.)
Also available Machine Gun Etiquette (200 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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DamonSong Of A Gypsy (includes download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An amazing reissue of this now-legendary album – once a lost psych oddity, but a set that's gone onto make plenty of waves over the years! Song Of A Gypsy may well be one of the best self-issued psych sets from the American underground – a really well-written, well-recorded record that has a very dark personal vision – an approach to the music that's instantly unique, and which shows that digging for rare psych albums can really yield the occasional gem that stands head and shoulders with the bigger names of the time! Damon's voice is darkly spooky, and couched with these cool flanged-out guitar lines on the sides – creating a space that's very personal, and which seems to let the lyrics hit these qualities that go much deeper than usual. Titles include "Song Of A Gypsy", "Funky Funky Blues", "Don't You Feel Me", "The Night", "Feel Your Love", "Oh What A Good Boy Am I", and "Birds Fly So High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download – and a great 16 pasge booklet too!)

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New Betty DavisBetty Davis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and funky backing for raunchy, raspy vocals that are belted out with a slinky, sexy sort of sound! Davis' vocals are unlike anyone else we can think of – easily some of the most badass work you'll ever find on record – and the tracks are a mix of hip themes about sex, gal power, and struttin your stuff – all delivered by a righteous woman who can definitely do just that! The album features the classic break tracks "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Steppin in Her I Miller Shoes", but every cut is a funky monster – including "Ooh Yea", "In The Meantime", "Your Man My Man", and "Anti Love Song". A great one if you dig hard female soul, heavy funky guitars, or both at the same time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition repress of 1000 copies.)

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Miles DavisMiles Live At The Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970 – The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (180 gram 6LP set) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy 6LP ... $172.99
A massive moment for Miles Davis – legendary live performances at both the Fillmore East and Fillmore West from 1970 – presented here in their entirety for the first time ever! Part of the record features Miles' work that appeared in edited form on the Miles Davis At Fillmore record – but issued here without the edits, so that you can really hear the group take off in unbridled, Bitches Brew-like energy – served up by a lineup that includes Steve Grossman on tenor and soprano sax, Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes, Keith Jarrett on organ, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion and flute. The set then also includes material recorded in April at the Fillmore West – but all unissued tracks, and not the material that was on the Black Beauty album at all. These tracks feature a similar lineup, but without Keith Jarrett – on a few long tracks. The set separates out all the tunes with great clarity and better mastering than before – and adds 100 minutes to the Fillmore East set. Titles include "Directions", "The Mask", "It's About That Time", "Bitches Brew", "Spanish Key", "Sanctuary", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Footprints", "Paraphernalia", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down", "Willie Nelson", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(6LP set, with 12 page booklet – pressed here in a limited vinyl package!)
Also available Miles Live At The Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970 – The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (4CD set) ... CD 43.99

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New Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to a recent reissue – and this sweet batch of rare cuts really augments that rare musical moment, by offering up a further set of completely cosmic grooves! The style is spacey jazz funk with some deeper elements in the mix – all recorded and arranged with an indie vibe that reminds us a lot of the classic Oneness Of Juju albums on Black Fire, but without as much vocals – just a strong focus on the sweet keyboard lines and soaring horn passages. Some tracks are brand new, others are different versions of themes from the Brighter Days album – and titles include "Delta Six/Brighter Days", "Isis Voyage", "Odwalla", "Things Can Not Stop Forever (Al Kent version)", "High Jazz (reprise – alt mix)", "Things Cannot Stop Forever (inst mix)", and "Funky Fried Tofu (alt inst version)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Isis Voyage ... CD 14.99

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Deltron 3030Event II – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Bulk, 2013. New Copy 2LPs ... $13.99 18.98
Producer/programmer Dan The Automator, eccentric prose spitter Del The Funky Homosapien and turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala reform as Deltron 3030 at long last! The original Deltron 3030 record sounded like the future, and 13 years later, this one's a back-to-the-future blast, too! Funky sci fi hip hop by it's progenitors. The future is funky! Includes "The Return", "Pay The Price", "Nobody Can", "The Agony", "Talent Supercedes", "My Only Love", "Look Across The Sky", "What Is This Lonliness", "City Rising From The Ashes", "Do You Remember" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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DevoHardcore Vol 1 ... LP
Ryko/Superior Viaduct, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Early art punk genius from Devo – the amazing underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 1 features 4 track recordings made in the mid 70s, including some early versions of tracks they'd re-recorded later for their first proper album – including "Jocko Homo", "Mongoloid", "Soo Bawls" and their deranged cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – and a whole bunch more that have only ever been heard by hardcore spuds. It has a cruder sound than their pop years and a darker, chillier vibe that's pretty incredible, but the concept is in full form, even at this early point! Other tracks include "Mechanical Man", "I'm A Potato", "Uglatto", "Stop Look And Listen"and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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DevoHardcore Vol 2 ... LP
Ryko/Superior Viaduct, 1970s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Early art punk genius from Devo – the underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 2 features 2LPs worth of 4- track recordings made in the mid 70s – darker, creepier synth punk than what you're used to from Devo – but still recognizable. These have a cruder sound than their pop years and a darker, chillier vibe that's pretty incredible. These guys are true originals and trailblazers and the formative work is well worth checking out! Volume 2 includes "Booji Boy's Funeral", "Can U Take It?", "The Rope Song", "Goo Goo Itch", an earlier version of "Be Stiff", "All Of Us", "Man From The Past", "Fountain Of Filth", "Doghouse Doghouse", "Shimmy Shake", "Working In The Coalmine", "Let's Go" and more, LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley's Beach Party (180 gram vinyl mono version) ... LP
Chess/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
You might need to be a Diddley diehard to know it, given the pretty hokey early 60s Beach Party cover photo – get past that and what you'll find is a rowdy, rumbling and completely incredible live album from Bo! It features material captured on a 2 night stand at The Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC in July of 1963 – raw and rambunctious, with the band pummeling fast and furious on some numbers and taking others into more of a gutbuckety bluesy vibe that's something else entirely. Occasionally you can hear the screams of a clearly knocked out audience – boy, if we could find a wormhole to travel back in time and take this one in for ourselves. Includes "Memphis", "Gunslinger", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Old Smokey". "Bo Diddley's Dog", "I'm All Right", "Mr Custer", "Bo's Waltz", "What's Buggin' You (aka Crackin' Up)" and "Road Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(In "glorious Distort-O-Phonic mono"!)

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New Lee DorseyRide Your Pony – Get Out Of My Life, Woman ... LP
Amy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A stunning album of raw New Orleans soul – recorded by the great Lee Dorsey, with production by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn! The record falls in the same camp as The Meters – and although Dorsey's work has vocals, the choppy instrumental backing is pure Crescent City all the way – even though the cover art oddly features a bunch of teenagers in New York City! Titles include the monster funky break track "Get Out Of My Life Woman", the wonderfully funky "Ride Your Pony", plus loads of other nice ones like "The Kitty Cat Song", "So Long", "Work Work Work", "Shortnin Bread", "Can You Hear Me", and "People I Wish You Could See". LP, Vinyl record album

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Diggs DukeUpper Hand & Other Great Illusions (with bonus download) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Sublime soulful sounds from Diggs Duke – one of the freshest artists we've heard in years – and one of the few who really live up to the cosmic promise of the Brownswood label! Duke's got this way of singing, speaking, and playing Fender Rhodes with a really righteous sort of vibe – almost a modern day Weldon Irvine, but with an ear for heavier beats as well – and able to do more in this short EP than most artists can do in a full album! Titles include "The Pinnacle", "Secrets Seem Rehearsed", "Covered In Cloth", "Our Love Was Brand New", and "A Private Island". Why isn't this guy huge? LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download too!)

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Durutti ColumnLC (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Factory/4 Men With Beards, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
Pure and lovely sounds from the early days of Durutti Column – music from a time when guitarist Vini Reilly's conception was quite fresh, and deeply personal – so much so, his music really stood out amidst the darker sounds of his post-punk generation! As with the first Durutti Column album on Factory Records, this one often features Reilly's electric guitar overdubbed in cool ways – spare, but flowing – almost as if he's a Pat Metheny for the UK underground – but serving up short songs that are never overindulgent. But unlike the first record, Reilly also sings a bit – with this light, haunting style that's surprisingly compelling – one of those rare cases where a thin voice can often carry a lot of power – especially with spare instrumentation like this. Titles include the sublime "Missing Boy" – plus "Sketch For Dawn", "Jacqueline", "Messidor", "The Act Committed", "Detail For Paul", and "Portrait For Frazer". LP, Vinyl record album

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El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch ... $16.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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EnchantmentUtopia ... LP
Columbia, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A sweet sweet groover from Enchantment – and a record that may well be the group's greatest moment in the 80s! There's a tightness here that goes beyond the sound of Enchantment in previous years – yet the sound is also still pretty underground too – more electro soul than chart R&B, thanks to excellent use of keyboards and basslines – and a strong focus on the kind of heavy bottom groove that kept these guys spinning strong on the dancefloors, even when they weren't cracking radio as much. A few mellower numbers recall their great strength with a ballad – and show that their vocals can still open up beautifully when needed – and the whole thing's got a well-balanced groove that's kept the record strong for years. Titles include "Here's Your Chance", "Give It Up", "Come Be My Lover", "Don't Fight The Feeling", "I'm Dreaming", and "Gotta Find A Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Utopia (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)
Also available Emma Jean ... CD 13.99

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Brigitte Fontaine & Jacques Higelin15 Chansons D'Avant Le Deluge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Beautiful early work from Brigitte Fontaine and Jacques Higelin – a rare album for the Jacques Canetti label, and done in the years before both artists recorded for Saravah! The style here is nicely jazzy – a bit similar to Fontaine's later Est session – with arrangements by Jimmy Walter that mix in bits of jazz guitar, Latin percussion, and other sweet left bank touches – all in a mode that's similar to some of Serge Gainsbourg's work from the pre-funk years. Fontaine has a more playful, freewheeling style than in later years – and Higelin is especially nice, and never as overdone as he can be in a more cerebral setting – which really makes for some great interplay with Brigitte. Titles include "Hallucinate Aventure", "L'Anne A L'Envers", "L'Ame Slave", "Je Reve", and "Le Mauvais Coton". LP, Vinyl record album

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Foreign ExchangeLove In Flying Colors ... LP
HBD, 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
The best yet from Foreign Exchange! FE began as a transatlantic collaboration between rapper/singer Phone in NC and producer Nicolay in Holland – who literally got it done by exchanging files online – but since Nicolay moved closer, they've grown into one of finest indie soul acts in the US! They're much more than duo, too – co-running their own label and serving as a linchpin of a soul scene that includes Zo!, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly and others. As a project, FE is more community-based than ever! Their roots as a leftfield hip hop soul project are still healthy, with crisp, easygoing beats and occasional rhymes by Phonte – but Phonte has grown more confident as a singer over the years, and that continues stronger than ever. Nicolay's pedigree as a multi-instrumentalist and spacey soul producer has also grown nicely! Love In Flying Colors features the above mentioned guests, plus Carmen Rodgers, Carlitta Durand, Gwen Bunn, Eric Roberson and others. Includes "If I Knew Then" with Carmen Rodgers, "Right After Midnight" with Sy Smith, "Better" with Shana Tucker & Eric Roberson, "On A Day Like Today", "Listen To The Rain", "Call It Home", "The Moment", "Can't Turn Around" wih Gwen Bunn, "Dreams Are Made For Two" with Carlitta Durand and "When I Feel Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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George FreemanFranticdiagnosis ... LP
Bam-Boo, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary bit of funk – and a killer record from one of the most unique guitarists ever! George Freeman's got a sound and a style unlike any other player we can think of – an approach to funky guitar that's often got a really hard touch on the strings, and which gets nice and noisy at the best funky moments. Freeman's probably best known for the few obscure records he cut with Groove Holmes, but this album's his out and out masterpiece – a rare one-off session cut in the funky Philly scene and supervised by DJ Sonny Hopson – and featuring a rare mix of players that includes Cesar Frazier on organ and Charles Earland on Arp! The mix of organ and Arp is really incredible – especially on the side-long jammer "Franticdiagnosis", which runs for nearly 20 minutes, and is one of the most messed-up funky jazz jams of the 70s! Other players include Von Freeman on tenor sax and Dave Hubbard on alto flute – and the album features the legendary jazz dance track "The Bump", plus the cuts "Free-Man" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Franticdiagnosis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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GalaxxyGalaxxy Featuring Ron Aikens ... LP
Pop Art, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99
80s groove from the Ingram Family – a record that features the core vocals of Ron Aikens and Galaxy, plus plenty of great backing funk from the Ingrams! The style here is a great mix of boogie, street soul, and bits of electro – with a style that's a bit like Aleem from the same period, but a bit funkier overall. Ron's lead vocals can be nice and sweet on the mellower tracks, and on the funkier ones the rest of the trio come in and chant with the chorus in a sweet ensemble mode. There's also plenty of great keyboards in the mix too – some with great squishy and splashy bits that really make the tunes sound great! Butch Ingram produced, and titles include "We're Here To Rock You", "You Got It", "Party", "Spend Some Time", "Come Let Me Love You", and "Give Your Dog A Bone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red GarlandRed Garland's Piano ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
Red Garland's piano was certainly humming strong at the time of this session – as Red's trio were one of the key rhythm components of many Prestige albums of the late 50s, but also a real starring act on their own! The album's got a laidback, almost mellow feel that's a bit different from some of the Garland accompaniment on horn-based sessions – a style that's introspective, but always spirited – sprightly, but never flowery – that magical style that allowed Garland to bridge different worlds of jazz piano in the 50s. Paul Chambers is a perfect accompaniment here on bass, Art Taylor's work on drums is a masterpiece of understatement, and although the titles are all familiar, they're certainly given a special Garland touch! Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "If I Were A Bell", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "I Know Why", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef Gilson & OthersChansons De Jazz (10" LP pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from French jazz arranger Jef Gilson – a whole host of tunes he performed in collaboration with different singers – a few of which are previously unreleased, and appear here for the first time! The music is a great change from the pop of the "yeh yeh" generation in France – and shows that if you know where to look, you can find some really great vocal work in the Parisian scene – music that bristles with all the best modern touches of Gilson's instrumental inclinations, and which almost points the way towards the hip mix of styles to come from the Saravah Records generation. Instrumentation is mostly small combo, and very jazzy – and vocals are either in French, or wordless and scatting. Titles include "Yada Nouga" by Tshura, "Le Blanc Coton" by Celia, "J'En Ai Assez" by Beatrice Amy, "Modo Azul" by Anna Maria Bondi, "Dans La Niege Et Le Vent" by Grazilella, and a few more great tunes by unknown singers! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Al GreenAl Green Gets Next To You ... LP
Hi Records, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Al Green's first major album, and a killer batch of Memphis soul tracks with a sound that's a bit rawer than later years. The formula for the hits is firmly in place – and Al's beautiful voice is swept up wonderfully in very sympathetic production by the great Willie Mitchell. Although Mitchell had worked fine on his own before the record, it's his work with Green that really pushes him to the top of the soul hall of fame – as it's hard to imagine how anyone could have come up with a better showcase for Al's amazing voice. Proof of this can be heard on the record's great original tunes by Green – like "All Because", "I'm A Ram", "You Say It", and the classic "Tired Of Being Alone" – as well as on covers like "Driving Wheel", "Can't Get Next To You", and "Light My Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Al Green Gets Next To You ... LP 9.99

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Richard Hell & The VoidoidsDestiny Street ... LP
Red Star, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The second full album from Richard Hell & The Voidoids – issued with a bit less fanfare than the first, but still every bit as essential! Five years have passed since Blank Generation, but Hell's wit and energy are as sharp as ever – and if anything, The Voidoids have really fused into a really cohesive unit – not a slicker band, but one that has a powerful sense of instrumentation to match Richard's vocals – especially in the great guitar work of Robert Quine! Judging from the grainy cover image, Hell is keeping things as real as ever – which definitely comes through in titles that include "Time", "The Kid With The Replaceable Head", "You Gotta Move", "Downtown At Dawn", "Lowest Common Denominator", "I Can Only Give You Everything", and "Ignore The Door". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimi HendrixLive At Monterey (200 gram vinyl) ... LP
Legacy, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
A super-heavy vinyl pressing of classic Jimi performances from the Monterey Pop Festival – produced by John Phillips and Lou Adler, with titles that include "Killing Floor", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Hey Joe", "Rock Me Baby", "Wild Thing", and "Can You See Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $15.99 19.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these tightly riffing numbers that explode into sweet moogy moments and longer percussion bits on the extended tracks! Vocals are often sung together – kind of harmonized, but mostly in a way that just provides more power – and the keyboards on the best numbers have this kind of cosmic power that really drives the music a lot more than you'd expect – almost a Working Man's Soul version of P&P Records. Titles include "Nowhere", "Can't Wait For Love", "Get Cha Girl", "City Rhythm", "Keep On Rollin", "Find What You're Looking For", "Swing", and "Fire". Also includes notes on the group, and two unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magic Of Hokis Pokis ... CD 12.99

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Carl Sherlock HolmesInvestigation No 1 ... LP
CRS, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A funky holy grail – one of the rarest of the rare, and the only album ever cut by funky guitarist Carl "Sherlock" Holmes! Carl's work on the guitar is incredible – fast riffing and jazzy, with a style that's dirtier and messier than some of his 70s jazz funk contemporaries, but which also lays back on a few tracks so that Carl can deliver a sweetly soulful vocal. The album's a real blend of styles, all handled pretty darn well – from the hard funk of "Black Bag" and "Investigation", to the Latin jamming of "Modesa", the fast grooving of "Get Down Philly Town", and the mellow soul of "Think It Over" and "Your Game". Great stuff – and a real treat to finally have reissued! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Investigation No 1 (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin' (10th Anniversary platinum vinyl edition) ... LP
Shady/Interscope, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... Early December, 2014
How 50 manages to stand out as such a genuinely exciting MC is in such a crowded field of street hip hop is as mysterious as it is beside the point. Dr. Dre's recent love for that minimalist ghetto synth orchestra sound is in full depth here, this is probably as strong as any production work he's ever done, layered right over 50's denser, more blunted underground style with G Unit. This isn't just a production triumph though – 50's lazy, amused and knowing delivery is as infectious as it is instantly identifiable (something we can't say for latter day Nas and the like) – and is no more derivative than any other gunshot-accented work out there. Slim says it best on one of his guest spots when he calls 50 the "juggernaut of this rap isht whether you like it or not". "What Up Gangsta", "Patiently Waiting", "Many Men (Wish Death)", "In Da Club", "High All The Time", "Back Down" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ella FitzgeraldSunshine Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... Around October 31, 2014 (delayed)
Very cool, very groovy, and one of Ella Fitzgerald's hippest albums of the 60s! The set was recorded in San Francisco in the late 60s, but was issued by MPS in Germany as proof that the label always had an ear for bringing something different out of a mainstream artist. And although live, the album's got a romping, hard grooving style that's filled with plenty of soul – arranged surprisingly by Tommy Flanagan, with a bouncing, bottom-end groove that even gets a bit funky at times! The centerpiece of the album is Ella's funky cover of the title cut – Cream's big hit "Sunshine Of Your Love" – proof that even an old gal can get funky with the right material! Other tracks include "This Girl's In Love With You", "Watch What Happens", "House Is Not A Home", and "Hey Jude". LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis FullerOpener (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Around December 23, 2014
An obscure little groover from Curtis Fuller – and one of his hardest blowing sessions for Blue Note! Unlike some of the other Fuller sessions, which can have a slightly softer, rounder sound overall – this one's a much more in-the-pocket sort of Blue Note hardbop date – one that really cooks magically with contributions from Hank Mobley on tenor, Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Fuller's trombone is very hard-edged in this setting – in the same territory of his work with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but with some slightly lyrical overtones too. Titles include a great reading of Oscar Pettiford's "Oscarlypso", plus Fuller's own "Lizzy's Bounce" and "Hugore" – and the tunes "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" and "Here's To My Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownThere It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since Payback – and James is even more focused in the lyrics, which bite harder than some of his other commentary of the period – while still allowing the JBs plenty of room to serve up some heavy funk in the process! Titles include the classics "Public Enemy #1" and "King Heroin", both hard soul political tracks – and the funkier side of The Godfather is represented by the killer cuts "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothing" and James own version of "I Need Help" (which was also recorded by Bobby Byrd). The album also includes a great duet with Vicki Anderson on "Who Am I", the excellent title cut "There It Is", and a surprisingly nice version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" – as well as the single "I'm A Greedy Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Solomon BurkeKing Of Rock N Soul (aka Rock 'N Soul) ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Genius work from Solomon Burke – the kind of all-out, no-nonsense soul album that made Atlantic Records one of the strongest forces in the genre during the 60s! If you've ever bought one of Solomon's weaker recent albums, you owe it to yourself to check this one out – as it's a brilliant batch of tunes, 12 in all, with not a dud in the lot! The vocals are incredible, production is sublime, and the style is a teetering blend of country, gospel, R&B, and soul – never duplicated so well again on wax. Titles include "Can't Nobody Love You", "Goodbye Baby", "Cry To Me", "If You Need Me", "Just Out Of Reach", "You're Good For Me", "Someone To Love Me", and the incredible "He'll Have To Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miles DavisKind Of Blue (mono) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenIron City! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
This one was recorded in 1968, issued briefly on a small label, and then finally pressed for the larger masses during the early 70s by the Cobblestone label. Despite this checkered history, though, the album's one of Green's best small group recordings – and features a classic jazz organ trio sound, and features Green's guitar with the organ of John Patton and the drumming of Ben Dixon. We can't imagine a better combo, especially as the three of them were one of the best teams ever to put out soul jazz sessions for Blue Note! The record includes the version of "High Heel Sneakers" that has shown up on a few comps over the years, plus the tracks "Work Song", "Iron City", and "Old Man Moses". The feel is very similar to some of Green's Blue Notes, with a very classic sound. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousMinimal Wave Tapes Vol 1 ... LP
Minimal Wave/Stones Throw, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sparsely furnished underground new wave from Europe and North America in the early 80s – the first official Minimal Wave compilation from Veronica Vasicka's Minimal Wave label and the arbiters leftfield funky errata at Stones Throw! This is some of the deepest and rarest music from the nascent electro rock and post punk electronic underground of the 80s – most purportedly released on scarcely distributed cassettes, if they were ever really distributed at all beyond the hands of the artists involved – which is fascinating and everything, but the real story here is the exceptional quality. It's incredible stuff! The sound is impeccable, those primitive synth melodies and drum machine rhythms sounding sharp and clear. The songs are great, too, maybe a bit darker edged than the mainstream of the time, and without the cheesy and poorly aging pop sheen of the hits, but we have no doubt the artists here could have been stars had the material reached the right people. It's all wholly ripe for discovery and we already can't wait for Volume 2! Titles include "Way Out Of Living" by Linear Movement, "Flying Turns" by Crash Course In Science, ""Tempus Fugit" by Tara Cross, "Mickey, Please" by Bene Gesserit, "Reassurance Ritual" by Das Ding, "Radiance" by Oppenheimer Analysis, "Who's Really Listening" by Mark Lane, "The Cabinet" by Das Kabinette and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousTwistin Rumble Volume 10 – The Swinginest Dance Party Ever ... LP
Twistin Rumble, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of twang, plenty of raunch, and plenty of weird and wild singles from the underground scene of the late 50s and early 60s! The cuts here are all from really tiny labels, and show why digging through mountains of 45s can always be a hell of a lot of fun – as you're always able to come up with really offbeat little gems like this – the kind of strange tracks that really fit the image on the cover! Music is a mix of R&B, early soul, and raw guitar rockers – and titles include "Sawmill" by The Admirals, "Slick Chick" by Vernon Harrel, "Two Tacos" by Felix Garcia, "Don't" by LB Wilson, "Let's Get One" by The Imperialites, "Lolo Baby" by The Medallions, "Hully Gully All Night Long" by The Peridots, "The Pig" by Ludaway, and "The Duck" by Earl Forest. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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