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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". CD

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ChocolateGhetto Holocaust (radio, inst, street)/N!ggaz Is Like Dat ... 12-inch
Ghetto Life, 1994. Sealed ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chocolate "Milk" MamaThe Rain(The Answer) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Roadrunner, 1987. Sealed ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans ... LP
RCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". CD also features 7" single mixes of "Honey Bun", "Take It Off", "Like My Lady's Love", and "Blue Jeans" – plus 12" mixes of "Video Queen", "Let's Go All The Way", and "Who's Getting It Now". CD
Also available Blue Jeans ... LP 5.99

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Chocolate MilkHow About Love/Party Happy ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Two lesser-known tracks from this seminal New Orleans funk group! "How About Love" is a mellow tune – a sweet little number, with a harmony finish that's surprisingly strong for the group. "Party Happy" is in their regular funk mode – and features a lot of clavinet riffing behind tight ensemble funking and flanged-out vocals! There's a cool bass/moog breakdown in the middle – one of the best parts of the song! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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Elvis CostelloBlood & Chocolate ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Hot ChocolateI Just Love What You're Doing (short, long) ... 12-inch
Infinity, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Infinity sleeve.)

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Leyla McCalla (Carolina Chocolate Drops)Vari-Colored Songs – A Tribute To Langston Hughes ... CD
Music Maker, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A really wonderful solo album from Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops – and a set we dig even more than her music with that group! The album's something of a tribute to Langston Hughes – and definitely features a fair bit of words from his famous poems – but the overall vibe of the record is strictly Leyla's own, and carved from this beautiful blend of bluesy roots and more serious musical training – balanced between McCalla's beautiful performances on cello and tenor banjo, usually with just her own vocals, or maybe a bit of bass or pedal steel to back her up! Leyla's vocals are wonderful – really amazing in this setting, as is her instrumentation – and the whole thing's got this unique above-genres style that may well have McCalla stepping forth into the same special space as Esperanza Spaulding. Titles include "Heart Of Gold", "Girl", "Mesi Bondye", "Too Blue", "Manman Mwen", "Song For A Dark Girl", "Changing Tide", and "Lonely House". CD

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Nubian Crackers/Chocolate Bam BooTwo For The Time (symphonic cracker mix)/Test Da Rocket Launcha (test da cracker mix) ... 7-inch
Mobile Mondays, Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Pure brilliance from The Nubian Crackers – a New York party groove from the early 90s, and one that's overflowing with classic samples from the old school! The cut mixes together a host of wicked funky tracks – with only a bit of a sampled vocal refrain over the top – and some great "Hard To Handle" beats on the chorus, which really send home the whole tune and give it a strong sort of focus! "Test Da Rocket Launcha" is another rare cut from back in the day – not a straight hip hop track, but the kind of 45 King-styled groove that plays strongly with older records – and shows that even in the 90s, the live spirit of mixing funky tracks was still alive and well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Racola JamChocolate Factory (vocal, inst, raw)/I Can Feel It In The Air (radio, club, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Roll Em Up, 1991. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some water stains.)

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Lou Ragland/Hot ChocolateI Travel Alone (Hot Chocolate/Conveyor/bonus & unreleased tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
An amazing set of music – two rare albums from Ohio funk legend Lou Ragland, plus bonus tracks, and a whole set of unreleased sessions too – a huge amount of new music, even if you've got some of the previous reissues! First up is the legendary Hot Chocolate album – one of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but an Ohio funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland – with a tasty raw indie soul vibe – and the original album was only pressed up at 500 copies. Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do" – plus 8 more tracks from the same vintage – "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "I Travel Alone" and Big Wheel" by Lou Ragland, "Red Robin" and "I've Got Something Going On" by Volcanic Eruption, and "I Can't Take It" and "What The Doctor Prescribed" by Lou Ragland & Hot Chocolate. Next is The Conveyor – the second album from Lou Ragland, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of similar 70s indie work by Mike James Kirkland. The arrangements are also bigger – not smooth, but ambitious, in a style that perfectly matches the higher vision Lou's going for in tracks like "Understand Each Other", "What Should I Do?", "The Next World", and "It's Got To Change". Conveyor also comes with bonus tracks too – "Tend To Your Business" by Wildfire, plus "Since You Said You'd Be Mine" and "I Didn't Mean To Leave You" by Lou Ragland. And last up is an incredible batch of unreleased material – maybe the biggest and best so far from Ragland – tracks that have this really ambitious quality that mixes soul, funk, and larger orchestrations – especially some light strings, which really expand the sound, and push the music into this righteous territory that reminds us a lot of the creative experiments in Chicago during the Cadet/Concept years! Lou's vocals are great, and the message is totally righteous – and even though the tape quality is slightly aged, the soulful vibe really comes through – on cuts that include "Understand Each Other", "It Ain't My Fault", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Spend My Life Loving You", "Until I Met You", and "Brother Louie". Lovingly packaged by Numero – with a huge booklet of photos and history – and cool mini-LP sleeves too! CD

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White ChocolatePenny For Your Thoughts (double-sided single) ... 12-inch
Carnaval, 1978. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting.)

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Chocolate ArmenterosChocolate In Africa – Y Sigo Con Mi Son ... LP
SAR, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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New Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real mindblower from Chocolate Milk – and a record that really shows the evolution of the sound of New Orleans funk since the 60s! Back in that decade, the groove was being carved out by The Meters with Allen Toussaint – but here, Toussaint's working with his new favorites, Chocolate Milk – the group who did lots of studio backup for the producer on other projects, but who sound really great on their own! The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and mixed with these sly soulful vocals – and Chocolate Milk really balance out mellow funk numbers with tighter, faster cuts – in a way that's a fair bit like the best sounds coming from the Prestige/Fantasy Records scene at the time. Titles include "Party Happy", "Spread A Little Love", "You've Got Your Spell On Me", "Never Ever Do Without You", "Running Away", and "Pluck It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam.)

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New Chocolate MilkGirl Callin/Thinking Of You ... 7-inch
RCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although not as famous as their earlier funk stuff, "Girl Callin" is still a great track by this New Orleans soul band! It's got a sweet mellow midtempo stepping groove, and features some modern production by Allen Toussaint. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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New Chocolate MilkMilky Way ... LP
RCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight, funky, and plenty darn groovy – a set that has Chocolate Milk sounding a lot smoother than at their start, but still pretty darn great overall! Allan Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn are still around to help the group on production, but the sound is more LA than New Orleans – a well-crafted set of grooves that almost seems to have the group's Crescent City roots shaking hands with the sunnier sound of California soul in the late 70s. That latter aspect adds in some nice jazzy touches – ala Fantasy Records – and almost gives the record a Wayne Henderson-styled groove at points, especially on some of the mellow steppers and midtempo numbers. Titles include "Milky Way", "You're The One", "Hurry Down Sunset", "Groove City", "Say Won'tcha", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... CD
MCA, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven (remix)" featuring Macy Gray, "Time Travelin (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions", "A Song For Assata", and more. CD

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New ParliamentChocolate City ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting and counterbalancing in a similar style to that heard on some of Roy Ayers' best work from the early 70s. Clinton's begun introducing a lot of elements of Funkadelic into the group – but the tracks are still short and very tight, with a focussed approach to both funk and lyrics that really makes the album stand up to repeated listenings over the years. The album begins with the sublime "Chocolate City", a surprisingly political number that has these incredible jagged piano lines that echo away madly – then it rolls into other great numbers like "Side Effects", "What Comes Funky", "If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It", and "I Misjudged You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. .)

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New PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)Chocolate Kings (Numero Uno) ... LP
Numero Uno (Italy), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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New Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wild record – as wild as the movie, and with lots of vocals and dialogue from the soundtrack! Walter Scharf arranged and conducted the tracks – based on the original score by Bricusse & Newley – and titles include "Charlie's Paper Run", "The Candy Man", "Oomp Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging, with some discoloratoin and a bit of rippling along the opening.)

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New B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available B Baker Chocolate Co ... CD 26.99

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New Big Daddy KaneOoh, Aah, Nah-Nah-Nah (master mix, inst)/Raw '91/It's Hard Being The Kane (rmx radio, album)/Taste Of Chocolate (rmx) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1990/1991. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Chocolate MilkComin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wicked funk from Chocolate Milk – and a set that perfectly combines their deep New Orleans roots with the tighter sound the Crescent City was brewing up in the mid 70s! The group work closely here with producer Allen Toussaint – and really show that stronger use of studio technology that Toussaint was perfecting at the time – a mode used famously in work for bigger artists, but which is totally perfect here to bring an even greater focus to the sound of the group! There's loads of sharp-stepping basslines and drums at the bottom, mixed with a cool compressed sound at the top – a way of being a bit smooth, yet still pretty darn funky all the way through. The mellower cuts are especially great – never sleepy, but slow grooving in a really badass way – and titles include "Comin", "Do Onto Others", "Starbright", "Feel the Need", and "Something New". CD features three bonus tracks – 7 inch mixes of "Starbright", "Something New", and "Comin". CD

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New Da Lench MobChocolate City (radio, old man mix, inst)/Environmental Terrorists (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo on brown marbled vinyl.)

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New Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate ... LP
Soul Brother (UK), 1971. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but a funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland – with a tasty raw indie soul vibe. The original album was only pressed up at 500 copies – so this reissue is even more essential, because original copies trade hands for over $1000! Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Long out of print reissue.)

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New Chocolate SnowInflation/Day In The Life ... 7-inch
Fryer (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Financial hardship never sounded so funky – as "Inflation" features this really wicked groove on the bottom, topped with a spoken bit about a guy roaming the city looking for work! The tune's a great example of the way political issues could come to the forefront in 70s funk – while still keeping things groovy from a musical perspective too! The groove's an extrapolation of the band's previous take on "A Day In The Life" – served up as an instrumental on the flipside with really wonderful Fender Rhodes in the lead, and excellent chromatic guitar in the middle. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam CoDo I Make You Feel Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Definitely the sort of album to make you feel better – given the tight, soulful sounds of Ndugu Chancler and this Chocolate Jam Company! The album's got roots in jazz – Ndugu's a drummer with work on countless other albums – but also steps out with plenty of soul, too – thanks to vocals from Ndugu, Leo Miller, Josie James, and Maxi Anderson – who often sing together in this warm style that fits perfectly with the grooves in the set! Instrumentation is definitely a cut above the usual session of this type – no surprise, given the jazz and fusion heavyweights in the lineup – and the tunes are catchy and grooving, yet never clunky or commercial at all. The blend is sublime – the sort that's made the record a standout for years – and titles include "Send You My Love", "Space Connection", "Make You Feel Better", "Jungle Journey", "Love Anew", and "Come Into My Life Again". CD features three bonus tracks – "Shadow Dancing (7" version)", "Take Some Time (7" version)", and "Love Anew (7" version)". CD

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New Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... CD
Cold Chillin/Reprise, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", "It's Hard Being The Kane", "Put Your Weight On It", "Mr Pitiful", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs. Dolemite" featuring Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" featuring Barry White. CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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New Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans/Dawn ... 12-inch
RCA, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title track to Chocolate Milk's Blue Jeans album – and a tight bit of bass-heavy funk that really has them shifting their groove! There's a great boogie bounce on the bottom of this one – a tightly stepping mode that may not be the original Chocolate Milk sound, but which is carried off here plenty darn well. "Dawn" is a mellower track with some nice sweet harmonies! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Hot ChocolateMystery ... LP
EMI, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a marker on both sides. Label has a bit of pen.)

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New Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (advance radio pressing) ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wild record – as wild as the movie, and with lots of vocals and dialogue from the soundtrack! Walter Scharf arranged and conducted the tracks – based on the original score by Bricusse & Newley – and titles include "Charlie's Paper Run", "The Candy Man", "Oomp Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and clear tape on the spine.)
 
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Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Sealed ... $13.99
A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". LP, Vinyl record album

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CameoFunk Funk/Good Times ... 7-inch
Chocolate City, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Excellent early work from Cameo, with a sublime approach they'd lose once they hit the big time – tightly funking, but not too fast, though still accessible! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Casablanca sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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CameoShake Your Pants/I Care For You ... 7-inch
Chocolate City, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Lots of fast guitar and bass on this one – a tight little jammer from Cameo! The cut's one of their better numbers from the time – and it's got a tightly popping groove that's pure Cameo all the way! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Casablanca sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Gary DavisProfessor Is Here/Pop ... 7-inch
Chocolate Star/Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer break cut from Gary Davis – easily one of his funkiest nuggets ever, and a tune that really sticks hard with the drums right at the start! Once things get rolling, some of those sweet moogy touches you'd expect come into the mix – giving the whole thing a P&P vibe – but the beginning of the cut has this wonderful South Bronx old school groove, mixed perfectly by Kenny Dope! "Pop" has drums that are more electronic, then mixed with these really cool moogy bits – making for a wicked stripped-down electro funk instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GuineoTosstones EP ... 12-inch
Chocolate Industries, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl pressing in a plastic sleeve.)

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Piano Overlord (Prefuse 73)Aninha Mission ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Unheard Piano Overlord material – the hypnotic piano & Rhodes-spun recordings of Guillermo Scott Herren – the visionary mind behind Prefuse 73 and Savath Y Savalas! Piano Overlord arguably finds Herren at his loosest – though Aninha Mission has plenty of the moody, hazy beats that Herren works so well with in other guises. Speaking of beats, John McEntire plays drums on the record, which also features some additional percussion by David Perez and production by Elvin Estela and Carlos Nino. Titles include "Conception", "Reception", "I Moved Here", "Somewhere South", "Better Things", "Eygtology", "Untitled" featuring vocals by Cibelle, "En Sveno", "Aninha" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print!)

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Smoke (aka Black Smoke)Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
This group were one of a number to use the name Smoke during the 70s – but at some point they were forced to change their name to Black Smoke, and you'll see the record listed both ways, but with the same cover. The band's a mixed ensemble of funk players – and they've got a sound that begins with a bass-heavy Average White Band groove, but moves into some more sophisticated playing with plenty of jazz funk touches. No surprise that the album's produced by Wayne Henderson, who handled some of the best jazz funk of the 70s – and in a way, the group probably sounds more like Pleasure (who Henderson also produced) than anyone else. The album features the extremely catchy soul tune "What Goes Around Comes Around", which has sweet ensemble vocals riffing along in a jazzy groove – plus the tracks "Screamin", "There It Is", "Freedom Of The Mind", and "Turn This Thing Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New StarpointAll Night Long ... LP
Chocolate City, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Starpoint's getting a bit loose and free with their fashions on the cover of this one – but the grooves themselves are tighter than ever! If anything, Starpoint seems to be a lot more confident than before – working in a mode that's completely free from late 70s trends, but which also doesn't fall into the traps of others of their generation – a sound that's electric and funky, yet also plenty darn soulful too. Renee Diggs' vocals are completely great on the album – bringing in a depth that's really appreciated, and giving the group a much more well-rounded sound than so many other all male ensemble funk acts of the time. Ballads and mellower numbers are every bit as great as the groovers too – and titles include "All Night Long", "Get Your Body Up", "Bring Your Sweet Lovin Back", "Show Me", "I Can Give You Love", and "It's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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VariousPersonal Space – Electronic Soul 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Chocolate Industries, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
A great document of the transformation of soul music in the 70s – a unique stretch when folks started experimenting with some of the new electronic elements that were surfacing on the market – using them to really change things up with a new groove! Key examples of this trend can be found in the music of Shuggie Otis (Inspiration Information) and Timmy Thomas (Why Can't We Live Together) – but there was lots more activity going on as well – and this wicked set from Chocolate Industries brings together the best from the late 70s/early 80s underground! Most tracks here were issued on small labels, and barely got any circulation – but they all show a Shuggie-like sense of experimentation with electronic sounds and rhythms – often used in key ways to create a slinky, percolating style of soul music that's mighty nice – not the upbeat electro disco of the 80s, but a mellower soul-based mode that's very unique! Titles include "Don't Challenge Me" by Makers, "It's All Over" by T Dyson & Company, "Master Ship" by Starship Commander Woo Woo, "Love Vibrator" by Johnny Walker, "One More Time" by Steve Elliott, "Are You Ready To Come With Me (part 2)" by USAires, "Time To Go Home" by Otis G Johnson, "A Man" by Key & Cleary, and "All About Money" by Spontaneous Overflow. CD
(Out of print – and we were able to get a hold of just a few!)

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New JuaColors Of Life ... CD
Chocolate Chi Music, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has a cutout hole. Digipack has some light edge wear.)

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New Vast AireLook Mom. . .No Hands ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solid full length from Vast Aire – formally of Cannibal Ox, delivering his solo debut on the very reliable Chocolate Industries label! If you dug Vast's forceful delivery on Cannibal Ox's much hyped, Def Jux scene igniting Cold Vein LP – but were left a bit cold by El-P's sometimes oppressive synth dirge, this could be the album you've been waiting on. This set's got a less cohesive overall sound than Cold Vein, as it features production by a number of cats, but the sound is more definition hip hop on the best of the cuts, which certainly works better for our ears. Madlib, RJD2, Ayatollah and Beatminerz man the board for the tracks, which feature appearances by Sadat X, Aesop Rock and the Ox's Vordul (hinting that some of this record may have been earlier intended for Def Jux), MF Doom and others. "KRS-Lightly", "Pegasus", "Candid Cam", "Zenith" featuring Blueprint, "Da Superfriendz" featuring Doom, "Look Mom. . .No Hands", "Could You Be?" and more. CD

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New Cool KidsBake Sale ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2008. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Classic minded but truly fresh duo hip hop from the Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, aka the Cool Kids – billed as an EP, but a pretty generous one at 10 tracks and more than a half hour in length – a strong hint that these Kids are going to make a huge splash! The Cool Kids produce themselves, thank you very much – and do so with love for the spare, minimalist synthy funk beats that most of the mainstream beatmakers deal in – but no one else is doing it quite this way. The rhymes are spun with an easygoing, finessed delivery and they fool around with some delirious tape speed deviations for the fun and funk of it. Pre-release hype be damned, the Cool Kids are the real thing! 10 tracks in all: "What Up Man", "One Two", "Mikey Rocks", "88", "What It Is", "Black Mags", "A Little Bit Cooler", "Gold And A Pager", "Bassment Party" and "Jingling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print – and we were able to get a hold of just a few! Sleeves have a slight bit of edgewear.)

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New DiverseOne AM – Instrumentals ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Here's the instrumentals for the superb full length debut from Chicago's Diverse – with production by Prefuse 73, RJD2, Madlib and others – plus appearances by Chicago jazz mainstays Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. You kinda know what to expect when you have names as renowned as those above on the boards – and the whole thing pounds as consistently as any hip hop longplayer we heard in '03. This is easily one of the strongest underground hip hop debuts we've heard in recent years – one that gets us rolling waaaaaay more than a lot of the more hyped and celebrated product in the more innovative annals underground. There's a little something here for just about any serious, conscientious hip hop fan! Includes "Certified", "Uprock", "Big Game", "Ain't Right", "Blindman", "Explosive", "Under The Hammer", "Leaving" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print – and we were able to get a hold of just a few!)

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New Cool KidsBake Sale EP ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic minded but truly fresh duo hip hop from the Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, aka the Cool Kids – billed as an EP, but a pretty generous one at 10 tracks and more than a half hour in length – a strong hint that these Kids are going to make a huge splash! The Cool Kids produce themselves, thank you very much – and do so with love for the spare, minimalist synthy funk beats that most of the mainstream beatmakers deal in – but no one else is doing it quite this way. The rhymes are spun with an easygoing, finessed delivery and they fool around with some delirious tape speed deviations for the fun and funk of it. Pre-release hype be damned, the Cool Kids are the real thing! 10 tracks in all: "What Up Man", "One Two", "Mikey Rocks", "88", "What It Is", "Black Mags", "A Little Bit Cooler", "Gold And A Pager", "Bassment Party" and "Jingling". CD

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New Money MarkDemo Or Demolition EP ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2004. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprising batch of tunes from keyboard whiz Money Mark – a great homespun, droning song-based approach for this EP on the consistently inventive Chocolate Industries label! As you probably already know, Mark was on board with the Beasties during their most adventurous period of the early-to-mid 90s, and that ambitious robot soul vibe is firmly entrenched in these cuts – albeit with a more focused feel. The thematic coherence may have as much to do with the relatively short running time of the EP (which spans the best part of 20 minutes), but it's a damn fine statement, from a cat we don't hear enough of right now. The sometimes catchy and soulful, sometimes jarring and droning keyboard backbone is cracked into alignment with some great guest appearances – including Tom Waits/Beck guitarist Smokey Hormel, Alfredo Ortiz on drums, and G Love on harmonica. Tracks include "Livid In A Madman's Hell", "Burn Away", "Three O'Clock", "Break Open My Shells", "Nice 2 Me" and "Never Bend". This is the first Money Mark record in which we noticed the songwriting as quickly as we did the soundscapes – you won't hear us complaining about that! LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print!)

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New CameoCardiac Arrest/We All Know Who We Are ... CD
Chocolate City/Superbird (UK), 1975/1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great Mid 70s records from Cameo – Cardiac Arrest from 1975 and We All Know Who We Re from 1977 – together in a single set! Cardiac Arrest is excellent early work from the group. It's got a really sublime approach – tightly funking, but not too fast, in the mode of some of their weaker 80s material. The band have that tightly snapped groove firmly in place – as you'd already know if you've heard the album's classic sample cuts, "Rigor Mortis" and "Post Mortem". Other tracks include "Funk, Funk", "Find My Way", and "Good Times" – and the record's one of the best of the bunch from this period! We All Know Who We Are is of the most overlooked Cameo albums – and one we go back to more than the rest! Unlike some of the group's other funk-heavy outings, this one's nicely restrained, with a sophisticated ensemble soul style that reminds us of the best mid 70s work by Earth Wind & Fire. A real highlight is the smooth stepping title cut – "We All Know Who We Are" – a wonderfully catchy number that's also got a really righteous message, and kind of a "Damn Right I Am Somebody" intro, with the band rapping to each other before the song starts. Other tracks include "It's Serious", "Inflation", and "Stand Up". CD
 
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India ArieTestimony Vol 2 – Love & Politics ... LP
Soulbird/Universal, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 29.98
Chapter two, and an even deeper set than India Arie's first Testimony album – a record that shows a lot of growth in India's music, and a style that's even more mature and righteous than before! Arie's acoustic guitar is a key part of the instrumentation, and the album features a fair bit of mellower tracks too – so that there's a sense of intimacy in the music that's really great – the perfect setting for India's positive thinking and spiritual growth, which is documented somewhat in her copious notes inside the album's booklet! Most tunes have a warm glow, but one that's never smooth or commercial – and guests on the album include Musiq Soulchild, Gramps Morgan, Dobet Gnahore, and Terrell Carter. Titles include "Long Goodbye", "Chocolate High", "Ghetto", "Therapy", "River Rise", "Pearls", "Better Way", "Yellow", and "He Heals Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Blue BeatsBeatle Beat ... CD
Rock Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Not The Beatles, but a group who are trying to cash in on their fame – by showing a monstrous Beatle wig on the cover of the album, covering a horde of dancers – and by playing a whole host of instrumentals with a nod to the Brit Invasion! We're guessing the Blue Beats were some American studio combo – as the overall project doesn't have a real UK sound – and they've definitely got their chops, especially on the guitar lines – which are recorded with a nice dose of echo and a good deal of twang, and mixed in with stomping rhythms and the occasional keyboard line. Titles include "The Chocolate Pudding Slop", "The Swingin Spiders' Bo Diddley", "The Fat Kings' Twist", "The Broken Egg Frug", "The Cold Mashed Potato", and "The Big Shoe Twist". CD

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Brenda & The Tabulations/Cameo/ParliamentCasablanca Dance Classics Street Edition – Let's Go All The Way Down (re-edit)/I Just Want to Be/Walk TheNight/Flashlight ... 12-inch
Casablanca, 1977. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
4 great 70s club tracks put together on one promo 12" from Chocolate City and Casablanca, all served up in full length versions for your mixing pleasure: Brenda & The Tabulations "Let's Go All The Way Down (re-edit)", Cameo "I Just Want To Be", The Skatt Brothers "Walk The Night" and Parliament "Flashlight". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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ChihuahuaLatin Session (includes download) ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Cuba descara – played American style! The set's a killer bit of Latin jazz from the New York scene of the 60s – a really brilliant effort headed up by Osvaldo Chihuahua Martinez – who plays both timbale and guiro – in a crack lineup that also features Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Manfredo Lee on guiro, and Dick Meldonial on flute – all players that get plenty of space to show off their talents here – especially on the solo moments, which really take off from the straighter vocal passages. Percussion is tremendous too – thanks to congas from Enrique Navarro – and titles include "Oye Lo Pollo", "Chihuahua En Timbales", "Cosquilla", "El Cavallo", "Cuban Night", and "Coco De Agua". LP, Vinyl record album
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Da Lench MobPlanet Of Da Apes ... LP
Priority, 1994. Sealed ... $5.99
The Lench Mob's second LP, and while not quite as nice as Guerillas In The Mist, it's not without a few good moments of mid-90's West Coast political hardcore. Includes "Chocolate City", "Cut Throats", "King Of The Jungle", "Goin Bananas", "Mellow Madness" and "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ruthann FriedmanComplete Constant Companion Sessions ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the only full albums ever issued by the lovely Ruthann Friedman – a talent who's known both for her seminal 60s work as a songwriter in LA, and for a slew of unreleased tracks that never saw the light of day! This album's different – and is a lasting testament to Friedman's strength as a singer/songwriter – a really under-produced late 60s Warner Brothers gem that mostly just features Ruthann's vocals and acoustic guitar – a mode that might have sounded folksy a few years before, but which takes on the pride and power of the Joni Mitchell generation in Friedman's hands – with lots of dark undercurrents and surprising jazzy inflections in both the vocals and guitar. Titles include "Topsy Turvy Moon", "Ringing Bells", "Morning Becomes You", "Peaceable Kingdom", "Danny", "No Time", and "Look Up To The Sun". CD also features 12 more tracks recorded for Warner at the time, but never issued – including sessions with help from Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks, and members of The Byrds. Some of these expand the instrumentation a bit more – but the vibe is very much the same – and titles include "World's End", "The Sky Is Moving South", "Have A Good Time", "Carry On Through", and "Chocolate Sea" – plus an early demo of her classic composition "Windy". CD

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New Isaac Hayes & Dionne WarwickMan & A Woman ... CD
ABC/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful duet set from Ike Hayes and Dionne Warwick – one that draws on the classiest side of the Hayes spectrum, and uses his groove to help Dionne find some great new energy! Even in performance, the music has that great rich quality that Isaac always brought to his solo recordings in the 70s – with strings, backup singers, and some tight undercurrents that help keep things soulful throughout – really cutting through the schmaltz of Ike's shiny tux on the cover! Dionne really sparkles in his company – and the record features duo numbers, solo spots, and even some nice medley tracks. The band behind the pair are electric, mellow, and very soulful – and titles include "Can't Hide Love", "Chocolate Chip", "Then Came You", "Come Live With Me", "Unity", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "I Say A Little Prayer", done nicely in a medley together. CD

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Mickey & The Soul GenerationMickey & The Soul Generations (3LP set) ... LP
Cali Tex, Early 70s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 35.98
Was funk ever this great again? Maybe not – as Mickey & The Soul Generation were one of the greatest groups of their generation – a completely polished gem, in the sometimes rough-edged funky 45 rockpile! The band never cut a full album, but their 7" singles from the early 70s are the stuff of legend – some of the first funky 45s that started passing amongst collectors, prized for their incredibly tight sound – right up there with the JBs, Meters, and other established funky acts for pure "in the pocket" action. Most of that rare early work's never been reissued – save for the occasional dodgy boot – which is why it's even more wonderful to have this double-length set of work by the group, complete with a fuller track listing than we'd ever imagined they recorded, and full notes on the music and band by Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow! This insane 3LP set is bigger than any previous collection on the group – and has updated notes from Davis, plus a lot more tracks – including a previously unreleased LP, demo material, and live tracks too! Tracks include "Iron Leg", "Football", "Up The Stairs & Around The Bend", "Give Everybody Some", "Joint Session", "Chocolate", "Message From A Black Man", "Soulful Sickness", "UFO", "Hey Brother Man", "Southern Fried Funk", "How Good Is Good", and "We Got To Make A Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou RaglandConveyor ... CD
SMH/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used ... $9.99
The second album from Lou Ragland – the creative force behind the funk act Hot Chocolate, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of similar 70s indie work by Mike James Kirkland. The arrangements are also bigger – not smooth, but ambitious, in a style that perfectly matches the higher vision Lou's going for in tracks like "Understand Each Other", "What Should I Do?", "The Next World", and "It's Got To Change". A pricey original – only pressed up in a small number of copies, many of which were destroyed – now finally out for the masses! CD

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Al SerafiniSir Albert ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A groovy batch of Varitone sax tracks – featuring Al Serafini on the electric sax, with backings arranged by Tom Baker and Chuck Curtis in a mod late 60s kind of groove! Some of the best numbers have a strong electric bass at the bottom – rolling around with a nice kick to the drums. Titles include "Sir Albert", "Lil Rosey", "Hey Soul Man", and "Charade". Plus, the original tunes on the album are written by Lou Ragland – who we assume is the same Ragland of Hot Chocolate fame, given that Al's from Cleveland! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie SmithFunk Reaction ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the decade's increasing use of electric keyboards and larger backings! This set's a great example of that style – as Smith moves way from his 60s soul jazz roots, into the soaring blend of jazz, funk, and soul that you'd also hear on Johnny Hammond albums of the time – almost more soul than jazz, given the presence of vocals on some cuts – but still always with more than enough room for the leader to stretch out and solo. Backings are nice and tight – and handled by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – and tracks include "Funk Reaction", "For The Love Of It", "It's Changed", and "When The Night Is Right". CD

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Lonnie SmithKeep On Lovin' ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Lonnie Smith's a long way from his Blue Note years here – but the sound is still plenty darn great, thanks to some fuller arrangements from the great Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company fame! The whole thing's quite electric – with Lonnie on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards on most tracks, and rhythms that bring in bits of strings amidst the smaller jazz combo vamping – a blend that's smoothly soulful, but still more than funky enough to please our ears. Lonnie even sings a bit on the record, too – in this slightly-spacey quality that has echoes of Stevie Wonder – but the main focus overall is on his keyboards, which step out nicely over the backings. Titles include "Keep On Lovin", "What I Want", "No Tears Tomorrow", "Sizzle Stick", "Lean Meat", and "Filet O Sole". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and a split top seam.)

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Standells/Choclate Watch Band/Sidewalk SoundsRiot On Sunset Strip ... LP
Tower, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the greatest of the AIP late 60s rock and roll soundtracks – featuring some killer tracks by The Standells, plus a few more by The Chocolate Watch Band, and other odd psyche rock bands of the time! This one's got a feel that's a lot more real rock and roll than some of the other Tower soundtracks of the time – and the overall intensity of the film is stronger than the usual schlock biker movie. Titles include "Get Away From Here" and "Riot On Sunset Strip" by The Standells, "Don't Need Your Lovin" and "Sitting There Standing" by The Chocolate Watch Band, "The Sunset Theme" and "Make The Music Pretty" by The Sidewalk Sounds, "Children In The Night" by The Mom's Boys, "Sunset Sally" by The Mugwumps, and "Like My Baby" by Drew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and small seam splits.)

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD

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VariousFunky Funky Baton Rouge – Rare & Unreissued Baton Rouge Funk & Soul 1968-1974 ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
First New Orleans, then Houston, now Baton Rouge – leave it to the folks at Tuff City to make any southern city funky funky funky! The album actually only features work by 4 artists – but all of them are pretty darn great, the kind of obscure funky acts that first put us in business years back! The groove is hard and heavy – quite a different slice of LA than the New Orleans groove – with lots more hard drums and rumbling bass, and an overall sound that's very much in the east coast indie funk sound of the early 70s. And honestly, this is one of the freshest and strongest compilations that Tuff City ever put out – filled with great tracks that include "Joy & Affection", "Funky Black Man", and "Hogwash" by Earnest Jackson; "I Never Found A Girl" by Underground Express; "That's Henry", "Mississippi Mud", and "Angela" by Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles; and "Ooh Wee Baby I Love You", "What The Deal Is", and "Groove Making" by George Perkins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that part of this LP is mastered from vinyl copies of the recordings – and there are one or two places where you can tell that this is the case.)

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New VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLocal Customs – Pressed At Boddie ... CD
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from the late 60s through the mid 80s – all served up with the usual Numero flair! The set's a rich discovery of sounds we'd never have heard otherwise – and although it's slanted heavily towards rare funk and soul, there's also some compelling indie rock sides too – especially some homegrown, dark-toned sounds from the 80s – clearly influenced by the styles in the UK underground. The set features 17 tracks in all – including "Don't Stop Smiling" by Jus Us, "Just A Dream" by Imperial Wonders, "Love Is On The Way" by Bill Spoon, "Let Me Go" by The Harmonics, "I'm Gonna Treat You Good" by The Donations, "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "Woman You're Gonna Pay For This" by Wicked Lester, "The Voyage Of The Nautilus" by Russell Potter, and "Snakepit" by Berlin West. CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Local Customs – Pressed At Boddie – Limited Edition Record Store Day 2011 Release ... LP 18.99

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VariousLocal Customs – Pressed At Boddie – Limited Edition Record Store Day 2011 Release ... LP
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from the late 60s through the mid 80s – all served up with the usual Numero flair! The set's a rich discovery of sounds we'd never have heard otherwise – and although it's slanted heavily towards rare funk and soul, there's also some compelling indie rock sides too – especially some homegrown, dark-toned sounds from the 80s – clearly influenced by the styles in the UK underground. The set features 17 tracks in all – including "Don't Stop Smiling" by Jus Us, "Just A Dream" by Imperial Wonders, "Love Is On The Way" by Bill Spoon, "Let Me Go" by The Harmonics, "I'm Gonna Treat You Good" by The Donations, "Good For The Gander" by Hot Chocolate, "Woman You're Gonna Pay For This" by Wicked Lester, "The Voyage Of The Nautilus" by Russell Potter, and "Snakepit" by Berlin West. LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)
Also available Local Customs – Pressed At Boddie ... CD 10.99

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VariousNuggets – Original Artyfacts FromThe First Psychedelic Era 1965 to 1968 (Sire pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A remarkable collection of psychedelic and garage rock that at this point really needs no introduction from us. 27 amazing tracks of seminal rock, including the Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", the Standells "Dirty Water", the Shadows Of Knight "Oh Yeah", the Seeds "Pushin' Too Hard", the 13th Floor Elevators "You're Gonna Miss Me", Count Five "Psychotic Reaction", the Leaves "Hey Joe", the Cryan Shames "Sugar & Spice", the Blues Magoos "Tobacco Road", Chocolate Watch Band "Let's Talk About Girls", and the Nazz "Open My Eyes", plus loads more! LP, Vinyl record album
(1976 Sire pressing.)

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New VariousSoul Explosion Part 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice little promo sampler issued in the mid 70s on Atlantic – issued with the tag line "If You're Reaching Out For Soul, Grab Atlantic Records" – and giving you good reason to! 10 numbers in all, including "Without Love" by Aretha Franklin, "Sitting On Top Of The World" by the Spinners, "Three Ring Circus" by Blue Magic, "The Morning Song" by Les McCann, "Moon Germs" by Billy Cobham, "Rilly?" by Oscar Brown Jr, "Satin Soul" by Gene Page, "Disco Queen" by Hot Chocolate, "Pick Up The Pieces" by the Average White Band and "Is It In" by Eddie Harris. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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New Charlie Palmieri Y Su OrquestaVuelve El Gigante ... CD
Alegre, 1973. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014
A hard to find Charlie Palmieri album from the early 70's – released on Alegre, and with a crack set of arrangements by Charlie, Sonny Bravo, and Tito Puente. The tracks are all fairly short – except for the long take on Arsenio Rodriguez' "El Guaya Catalina" – but as usual, Charlie manages to pack a lot of power into them, and earns again the title of "el gigante" of Latin bandleaders. Other tracks include "Depierta Julian", "Panache", "Chocolate", and "Arroz Con Pollo". CD

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New CandidoCandido's Comparsa ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the rarest of Candidio's ABC albums, and one of the few that's just all-out Latin, with no other gimmicks, and a straight ahead hard groove! Players include Chocolate, Armando Pereza, and Patato Valdez backing up Candido's hard-hitting congas – and the record features some excellent bits of Latin jazz like "Night In Tunisia", "St. Thomas", "Now's the Time", and "Conga Jam". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rabih Abou-KhalilSongs For Sad Women ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oud with a touch of jazz – a record that almost takes us back to the early experiments of Ahmed Abdul Malik, but which has a bit more world music feel overall! Rabih Abou Kahlil plays oud throughout – and he's joined by snakey woodwind instruments duduk and serpent – supported by some warm-toned, organic percussion on frame drums and conventional drum kit. The album's got some thoughtful production that creates a great mellowing of tones – using the earthiness of the drums to bubble up alongside the oud, making a sonic play space that ties all instruments together nicely. As on Abou-Kahlil's other work for Enja, there's a definite sense of jazz that informs the music – even if the results aren't as "jazz meets world" as other albums of this nature. Titles include "Mourir Pour Ton Decollete", "How Can We Dance If I Cannot Waltz", "The Sad Women Of Qana", "Le Train Bleu", "A Chocolate Love Affair", and "Para O Teu Bumbum". CD

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New Cannonball AdderleyBlack Messiah ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much more freewheeling, open-ended, fuzz, funky, and electric overall! Tracks are all nice and long, and really trip out in the best way – with keyboards from George Duke in the core group, plus some heavy basslines from Walter Booker, drums from Roy McCurdy, and guitar from Mike Deasy on a number of key tracks. Deasy plays with lots of great wah wah and fuzz – and the album also features guest work from Airto on percussion and Ernie Watts on tenor – plus Cannonball's great alto and the cornet of brother Nat Adderley too. There's a really collaborative feel to the whole thing – as the record steps easily between a lot of heady styles – and titles include "Zanek", "Eye Of The Cosmos", "The Scene", "The Chocolate Nuisance", "The Steam Drill", "Little Benny Hen", and "The Black Messiah". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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New Blue BeatsBeatle Beat ... LP
Rock Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not The Beatles, but a group who are trying to cash in on their fame – by showing a monstrous Beatle wig on the cover of the album, covering a horde of dancers – and by playing a whole host of instrumentals with a nod to the Brit Invasion! We're guessing the Blue Beats were some American studio combo – as the overall project doesn't have a real UK sound – and they've definitely got their chops, especially on the guitar lines – which are recorded with a nice dose of echo and a good deal of twang, and mixed in with stomping rhythms and the occasional keyboard line. Titles include "The Chocolate Pudding Slop", "The Swingin Spiders' Bo Diddley", "The Fat Kings' Twist", "The Broken Egg Frug", "The Cold Mashed Potato", and "The Big Shoe Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beatle Beat ... CD 11.99

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New Fat Larry's BandBreakin Out ... CD
WMOT/Unidisc (Canada), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime grooves from Fat Larry's Band – a combo that's heavy on bass, but one that also keeps things cool! The style here is easily one of the best from the group's generation – a laidback groove that's not nearly as tight as other 80s club acts – never too much bass in the face, nor rhythms that get too stiff – just a stepping sort of groove that's rooted in funk, and served up with plenty of soulful touches. In a way, the sound reminds us more of ensemble funk groups from the late 70s than you'd guess from the date – particularly some of the Mercury or Chocolate City artists. Titles include "House Party", "Act Like You Know", "Breakin Out", "Be My Lady", and "Zoom". CD features bonus tracks too – instrumental and radio mixes of "Act Like You Know", and a radio mix of "Zoom". CD

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New Coleman HawkinsClassic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922 to 1947 (8CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1920s/1930s/1940s. New Copy 8 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set throughout – not just for the musical growth of Coleman Hawkins, but also for the development of the tenor sax in jazz, too! These sides could very well be said to be THE seminal recordings for tenor – the records that helped transform the instrument from a bit of a trick noisemaker into one of the most dominant voices in jazz during the 20th century – the beginning of a rich legacy that went onto encompass Lester Young, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, and so many others! The package captures Coleman Hawkins right at the start of his career – with vital early 78rpm recordings that move from trad to swing to some of the modern combo sounds that Hawkins would blow in the postwar years. And the range of settings is amazing, too – not a loose collection or mish-mash of material, but a really thoughtful progression that has Hawkins working with Mamie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Clarence Williams, The Chocolate Dandies, and McKinney's Cotton Pickers in the early years – then moving up to work as a leader on his own – as well as material with Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, and Count Basie. Most of the later material is for small labels – like Baronet, Cont, Meritt, Neatwork, and others – and the early sides are for Okeh, Columbia, Vocalion, Brunswick, and other smaller imprints. Features 190 tracks in all, and very copious notes, too – an amazing package from Mosaic! CD

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New Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins – Recordings Made Between 1930 and 1941 ... LP
CBS (France), 1930s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of rare material by Hawk, put together by Henri Renaud for CBS France. The set features tracks recorded in a number of different settings – with The Chocolate DAndies, Red McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers, Benny Goodman, Jack Purvis Orchestra, Count Basie, and Hawkins' own orchestra. Titles include "Dark Clouds", "Hush My Mouth", "Ain't Cha Got Music", "9:20 Special", and "Feedin The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and colored tape on the spine.)

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New Isaac Hayes & Dionne WarwickMan & A Woman ... LP
ABC, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful duet set from Ike Hayes and Dionne Warwick – one that draws on the classiest side of the Hayes spectrum, and uses his groove to help Dionne find some great new energy! Even in performance, the music has that great rich quality that Isaac always brought to his solo recordings in the 70s – with strings, backup singers, and some tight undercurrents that help keep things soulful throughout – really cutting through the schmaltz of Ike's shiny tux on the cover! Dionne really sparkles in his company – and the record features duo numbers, solo spots, and even some nice medley tracks. The band behind the pair are electric, mellow, and very soulful – and titles include "Can't Hide Love", "Chocolate Chip", "Then Came You", "Come Live With Me", "Unity", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "I Say A Little Prayer", done nicely in a medley together. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a die-cut gatefold sleeve. Cover has some wear. Labels have a spot of marker.)

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New O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy playing with a smaller group, one that includes Chester Thompson on drums and Charles Covington on organ. The approach is great on both types of sets – complicatedly funky, in a way that's held up incredibly well over the years – and which warrants greater discovery of Levy's work from the time. The album's got covers of "We've Only Just Begun", "Let's Stay Together" and "It's Too Late" – plus some groovy originals like "Cherries", "The Chocolate Horse", "Ideal", and "Breeding of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Nicole Mitchell's Sonic ProjectionsEmerald Hills ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sharpest sessions we've heard from Nicole Mitchell in years – a record that still holds onto the spiritual depth she's developed strongly over the past decade, yet one that also returns to some of the bolder avant modes of her roots! The group here is nice and lean – Mitchell on flutes, alongside David Boykin on tenor, Craig Taborn on piano, and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion – a Chicago group recorded in a comfortable local setting, one that really allows them to stretch out and hit new heights! It's great to hear Mitchell hitting so many voices with her instrument – and there's a broad range of tones and moods that really reminds us of the early AACM tradition. Titles include "Surface Of Syrius", "Visitations", "Ritual & Rebellion", "Chocolate Chips", "Wild Life", "Wishes", and "Affirmations". CD

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New Lonnie SmithFunk Reaction ... LP
LC, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the decade's increasing use of electric keyboards and larger backings! This set's a great example of that style – as Smith moves way from his 60s soul jazz roots, into the soaring blend of jazz, funk, and soul that you'd also hear on Johnny Hammond albums of the time – almost more soul than jazz, given the presence of vocals on some cuts – but still always with more than enough room for the leader to stretch out and solo. Backings are nice and tight – and handled by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – and tracks include "Funk Reaction", "For The Love Of It", "It's Changed", and "When The Night Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has marks that click a bit on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear, light stains, and some pen on the back. Label has some pen.)
Also available Funk Reaction ... CD 28.99

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New VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. CD
Also available Instrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP 19.99

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New CommonElectric Circus ... LP
MCA, 2002. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
NuHop? Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip hop – with production by the Neptunes, Jay Dee, ?uestlove and others, but it's definitely a boundary stretcher. The mood runs from Roots style soul bumpers to Hendrix and Eugene McDaniels style feedback heavy freakouts. There's a guest on nearly every track, mostly from the Okayplayer camp and NuSoul titans, including Bilal, Omar, Pharrell Williams, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and others. We won't lie to you, we miss the Chicago hip hop Common that kicked insight over raw and soulful productions, but you can't fault the guy for being an artist, and he really has crafted something original here. A great cover – a kind of rainbow drenched cut and paste photo collage of the contributors and inspirations with Com out front, sort of reminding us of Tribe's Midnight Maurauders, and even Sgt. Pepper. Tracks include "Ferris Wheel", "Soul Power", "The Hustle", the first single "Come Close", "New Wave", "Star *69", "Jimi Was A Rock Star" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dusty Groove CoffeeBossa Breakfast – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ever wonder how we get so much work done, so early in the day – pulling your orders with such efficiency as soon as they arrive? Then start your day with this morning favorite of the Dusty Groove crew – a real eye-opener that features hints of roasted pecan and chocolate, served up with just a bit of bite! We can promise you'll spend the morning with a bounce in your step – and a pleasant breezy feeling that will keep you going way past lunch. Bourbon, Caturra, Typica grown at 1,250 to 2,000 meters. Region: Mexico, Nicaragua. Direct Trade Organic. Certified Organic. Misc

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New Marisa MonteMM ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first album by Marisa, and one that's got a more straight-ahead feel than some of her later work. The record is a live recording (odd for a first album!) that has Marisa backed by a nice group that includes Roberto Alves on piano – and the set list includes a version of Os Mutantes' "Ando Meio Desligado", plus "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Speak Low", "Comida", "Negro Gato", and "Chocolate", an old Brazilian soul song by Tim Maia. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Art TatumGod Is In The House ... LP
Onyx, 1940/1941. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare recordings – some solo, some with Chocolate Williams on bass and vocals, some with Frank Newton on trumpet, and some with Reuben Harris on whiskbrooms! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSlum Dunk Presents Funk Carioca ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brazilian booty bass tracks galore – and a set that crackles with the same sort of energy as the Rio Baile Funk collection! Like that one, this collection is made up of mainstream Brazilian funk of the past few years – tracks that are influenced heavily by the bass and crunk of southern American R&B, yet which also include some more unique Brazilian elements – especially in the way the vocals and percussion are recorded. If you're not one to shy away from mainstream music, the set's a great collection of the sort of work that's coming down big in the favelas these days – with 17 tracks that include "Feira De Acari" by MC Batata, "Break Da Caveira" by Bonde Neurose, "Demole O Meu Barraco" by Tai Quebra Barraco, "Fofucha Preparada" by Os Salientes, "Som De Preto" by Amilckar & Chocolate, "Injecao" by Deise Tigrona, and "Pula" by Tihuana. CD

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New Georgia Anne MuldrowKings Ballad ... CD
Ubiquity, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The best yet from underground soul force Georgia Anne Muldrow – an artist who has now put out more exceptional music in a handful of years as both artist and producer than many do in a career these days! Kings Ballad is her full length debut for Ubiquity, a record that's as boundlessly creative as anything she's done to date, but with a cohesive sense of soul that could get her over in the mainstream if the mainstream has its ears open! In some ways the record is a consolidation of her styles – from 70s spiritual soul strains, to trunk-rattling hip hop funk, to cosmic jazzy soundscapes, but the songs are really strong and focused on this record without sacrificing the spacey atmosphere. We keep thinking she's gonna peak, but she keeps on raising the bar! Titles include "Indeed", "Doobie Down", "Simple Advice", "Kings Ballad", "RIP", "Thrones", "Summers Love", "Shang-A-Lang", "The Ohh Wee Show", "Chocolate Reign", "Baby Dee", "Live", "Morena Del Ray" and more. CD

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New Joe PappyBoogaloos A La Joe Pappy & His Combo ... CD
Rareza (Colombia), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joe Pappy's best known for his work in an early 60s plena mode – but here, he blends that style with the new groove of the Latin Soul generation – and comes up with some very tasty tracks in the process! The set isn't the same sort of straight boogaloo you might hear from Fania or Tico, but it's got a wonderful vibe that also mixes in some descarga elements too – driven by strong percussion from the bottom up, and topped with some mighty great jazzy solos on the top! The tunes definitely have vocals, but the instrumentation really seems to share center stage – good thing, too – given how strong it comes across on the record. Titles include "Descarga Caliente", "Dance Mi Boogaloo", "Sale Que Dale", "Sansacion Del Boogaloo", "Baila Mi Guajira", "Chocolate", "Boogaloo De La Gente", and "Guaguaco". CD
 
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New Johnny Hammond/QuasimodeLos Conquistadores Chocolates (2 versions) (10" single) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/2013. New Copy ... $7.99
An amazing cut – served up here in two different versions! The original version of "Los Conquistadores" is a seminal cut from the legendary Johnny Hammond – a key number off his classic Larry Mizell-produced album Gears – with a vibe that equally ties together jazz, soul, funk, and club – at a level that's gone onto become a huge inspiration for generations of house music artists over the years! Quasimode take on the tune on the flipside – in a smaller group jazz reading, but one that still has amazing keyboards and rhythms – and a soaring groove that really takes off, even without any production from Mizell! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Liz PhairWhitechocolatespaceegg ... CD
Matador, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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