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Albert CollinsDeluxe Edition ... CD
Alligator, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
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Albert CollinsIce Pickin' ... CD
Alligator, 1978. Used ... $9.99
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Also available Ice Pickin' ... LP 7.99

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M/Souldify (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $33.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Albert CollinsLive At The El Mocambo Club Toronto Canada 1973 ... CD
Wenton Wesgram (Holland), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Albert CollinsLive At The Filmore West 1969 ... CD
Wenton Wesgram (Holland), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Bootsy CollinsUltra Wave ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy's tightening things up a bit from before, but still sounding plenty darn great – that classic Collins groove in all its P-Funk glory! All the best elements are certainly in place – production by George Clinton and Bootsy, horn arrangements by Fred Wesley, and the slinky soulful sound that made Bootsy's albums some of the most enduring of the P-Funk posse. The album shows a bit of the transformation in soul bass playing that Bootsy helped to foster during the late 70s – but it's still not as "whompin" as some of the many groups that were springing up in his wake – a good thing, to us, because so many of Bootsy's imitators had a way of playing their bass way too much! Titles include "Mug Push", "Is That My Song", "It's A Musical", "Sound Crack", and "Fat Cat". CD
(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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New Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth sly slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years, and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". CD
Also available Bootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP 9.99
 
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Benny CarterFurther Definitions (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used Gatefold ... $23.99
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil Woods – supported by rhythm from John Collins on guitar, Dick Katz on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The tunes are traditional, but have some sharper-edged modern ideas on some of the solos – and there's a nicely echoey feel to the production, which further adds to the quality of the record. The album's a bit like a Swingville session for Prestige, but has a bit more going on – and titles include "Doozy", "Blue Star", "Midnight Sun Will Never Set", and "Crazy Rhythm". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Dizzy Gillespie/Mal WaldronCool World ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1963. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant little soundtrack from Dizzy Gillespie – composed by Mal Waldron, and played by Diz with a sound and sensitivity that few of his other 60s albums can match! The feel here is quite bold and righteous – a perfect accompaniment for the documentary-like black and white images of Shirley Clarke's film – set in Harlem, and mostly recorded on location in the early 60s! Dizzy's tone is wonderful – bracing one minute, blue-toned the next – and the rest of the group is wonderful too – with James Moody on tenor and flute, Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. There's a richly expressive feel to the music that makes the set hold up fantastically both as a soundtrack and as a jazz album – and titles include "The Pusher", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", "Bonnie's Blues", "Duke's Awakening", "Coolie", and "Enter Priest". CD

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Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $6.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD

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Snoop DoggR & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) – The Masterpiece ... CD
Geffen/Doggy Style, 2004. Used ... $0.99
Snoop brings Doggy Style over to Geffen – also the latest home of the Neptunes' Star Trak, Snoop's partners for this better-than-usual LP! Snoop has the seniority these days to pick-and-choose whomever the hell he wants to produce and contribute to his records regardless of the present hotness of those contributors – bringing in Alchemist, Lil Jon, 50 Cent, Hi Tek, and others. The best tracks seem to be the Neptune productions, with that glittery minimalist electro sound and the digital handclaps that meld perfectly with Snoop's hazy delivery. The single "Drop It Like It's Hot" is another shiny gem on par with "From The Chuuuch. . ." and "Beautiful" – we can't stop spinnin' it here, anyway! Snoop's on a real high (artistically, that is) lately, and mainstream street hop is all the better for it! Other tracks include "Bang Out", "Can I Get A Flicc Witchu" feat Bootsy Collins, "The Bidness", "Let's Get Blown", "Step Yo Game Up" with Lil Jon, "Oh No" with 50 Cent, "Pass It Pass It" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBokoor Beats – Vintage Afrobeat ... CD
Otrabanda, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $8.99
A sweet compilation of highlife, Afrosoul, rock and funk from over the years – a collection of material recorded by Brit John Collins at his Bokoor Studio in Ghana in the 70s and early 80s for the most part, with a few later recordings – a solid majority by the incredible Bokoor Band! The Bokoor Band numbers are on par with some of the greatest Afrorock of that era or any other period, a hypnotic blend of African percussion and guitars influenced by Western funk and rock as much as indigenous African grooves. And while the Bokoor Band sort of serves as the house band for the heart of this compilation, the other combos are similarly top notch, and the titles include "Maya Gari", "Yeah Yeah Ku Yeah", "There Is Time", "Trouble Man", "Now Comes Another Day" and more by Bokoor Band, "Atiadele" by Mangwana Stars, "Onam Bebe Basa" by JD Jazz and "Anoma Franoas" by Oyihwam Internationals. CD
(Digipack has some light wear.)

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New Dizzy GillespieSomething Old/Something New ... CD
Verve/Philips, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from one of Dizzy's greatest periods – and an album not to pass up! The set features Diz playing 5 old bop tunes, and 4 new tracks from the pen of the great Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "This Lovely Afternoon", "Good Bait", "Dizzy Atmosphere" and the non-LP cut "Early Mornin' Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gregory IsaacsGregory Isaacs In Dub – Dub A De Number One ... CD
GG's/Heartbeat, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dubs old and new from Isaacs work for Alvin Ranglin, many unreleased and all excellent! Channel One rhythms wrought by the Revolutionaries, Soul Syndicate and GG's All Stars, featuring Sly Dunbar, Santa Davis, Boo Richards, Barnabas Bryan, Ranchie McLean, Robbie Shakespeare, Bo Pee Bowen, Chinna Smith, Gladdy Anderson, Winston Wright, Tarzan Nelson, Ansel Collins, Sticky, Skully, Sky Juice, Herman Marquis, Vin Gordon, Dean Fraser, Deadly Headly, Bobby Ellis and Tommy McCook. 15 tracks in all, including "Changing Dub", "You're Not My Enemy", "Waterfall Dub", "Stand Up For Justice", "Circuit Court", "Heatwave", "Equal Share", "Teardrops Dub", "Fugitive Dub", "Interrogation", "Lonely Dub" and "Dub A De Number One". CD

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New VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo. Classic JB production stuff, with 13 great tracks, including a bonus CD cut that's not on the original LP (which is out of print, by the way.) This was a sampler's dream in the 80's, and it's still a listener's dream in this decade! Tracks include "Same Beat" by the JBs, "Parrty" by Maceo, "If You Don't Get It The First Time" by the JBs, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Lyn Collins, "Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again" by Lyn Collins, "Hot Pants Road" by The JBs, "Mama Feelgood" by Lyn Collins, "Think" by Lyn Collins, and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs! CD

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New Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". CD
Also available Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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New Billy ButlerLegends Of Acid Jazz – This Is Billy Butler/Night Life ... CD
Prestige, 1968/1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 lost soul jazz sets from the mighty Billy Butler! This Is Billy Butler is one of the grooviest albums ever from the hip guitarist – a rock-solid session for Prestige that's filled with some amazing rhythms! The sound here is sockingly soulful, and very tight – a mixture of the jazz funk that was coming into the Prestige scene at the time, plus some of the older modes from Butler's years woodshedding in the combo of Bill Doggett. Billy's tones are both rough and smooth, depending on the tracks – and other players include Houston Person on tenor, Ernie Hayes on piano and organ, Bob Bushnell on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. Butler uses just a bit of wah-wah effects at points – and titles include "Twang Thang", "Work Song", "Soul Roll", and "Bass-ic Blues", which also has Billy on electric bass! Night Life is an album with a very different groove than usual for Billy Butler! On this set, his guitar seems to be processed through something that sounds a bit like a wah wah pedal – although we're not quite sure, and can't find any reference to the technology in the notes. It's got a sound that's a little compressed, with a mellow groove that's different than Billy's usual plucked notes – more flowing waves of sound that snake out slyly, and wrap themselves around some mellow rhythms from the rest of the combo. Players here include Jesse Powell on tenor (although Houston Person takes over in the role on one track) – plus Johnny Hammond Smith on organ, Bob Bushnell on Fender bass, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Titles include "Nightlife", "Wave", "Watch What Happens", and "Peacock Alley". CD

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New FunkadelicLet's Take It To The Stage (remastered with bonus track) ... CD
Westbound, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tasty little album from Funkadelic – one that has Bootsy Collins joining the group, and really hitting the unique approach that would become the definitive P-Funk groove! And although tracks are shorter and even more focused, there's still a fair bit of guitar in the set – keeping the trademark Funkadelic sound in place, to set them aside from from the growing horn-heavy Parliament groove. Yet in both groups' work at the time, there's a growing emphasis on the rhythms at the bottom – a pulling up of the basslines in a way that was no doubt influenced by Bootsy's presence, and which would have a key influence on the sound of funk for years to come! Includes the massively infectious funk track "Get Off Your Ass and Jam", plus "Let's Take It To The Stage", "Be My Beach", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", "The Song Is Familiar", "No Head No Backstage Pass", "Atmosphere", "Stuffs & Things", and "Better By the Pound". CD features the bonus track "Baby I Owe You Something Good" – performed by US Music with Funkadelic! CD
Also available Let's Take It To The Stage ... LP 5.99

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New VariousModern Soul Connoisseurs ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mod Soul Cons! This is a brilliant compilation of 70s groovers – smooth and uptempo tunes that define the essence of modern soul, 20 tracks that are mostly pretty darn hard to come by! The CD is one of our favorite compilations ever of modern soul, put together by UK DJ Richard Searling with a strong focus on underground cuts that have been lost for years on vinyl, but kept alive by the scene in England. We knew a few of these tracks already, but honestly, there's a heck of a lot more that we'd never heard before, and which make the set as essential in our soul collections as a solid pack of rare 45s! Titles include "No Limit" by Jean Terrell, "Top Of The Stairs" by Collins & Collins, "Get Into Your Life" by Beloyd, "Let Me Make Love To You" by Gene Chandler, "When I'm With You" by Brenda Lee Eager, "It's Love Baby" by Timothy Wilson, "Wanting You Needing You" by Bobby Hutton, "Gonna Find a True Love" by Bottom & Company, "I Was Blessed The Day I Found You" by Randy Brown, "Booking Up Baby" by The Topics, "Tell Me You Love Me" by Lawrence Payton, "Keeping Love New" by Howard Johnson, "Pity A Fool" by Barbara Brown, and "If You Want A Love Affair" by Jesse James. CD
 
 
 



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