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John GraasCoup De Graas ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the weird LPs that French Horn player John Graas made in the 50's, featuring that cumbersome instrument in a set of surprisingly light and loose jazz tracks. Graas' playing on the French Horn is a bit like Gerry Mulligan's on the baritone – that is, he takes these turns and twists that surprise you, given the nature of the horn. He's joined here by Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and Paul Moer, and the set's a nice batch of West Coast chamber type stuff. Tracks include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land of Broken Toys", "Blocksounds", 'Development", "Swing Nicely" and "Rogeresque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with a deep groove and the drummer logo. Cover has some light wear.)

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Kip HanrahanCoup De Tete ... CD
American Clave/Enja (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Kip Hanrahan's incredible albums for American Clave – sides that are beyond description, and which seemed to emerge out of nowhere, offering some of the few true cross-cultural experiments in jazz in the 80s that didn't sound like they were forced or prepackaged! Kip's got a strong Latin influence here – working with players that include Jerry Gonzalez, Daniel Ponce, and Nicky Marrero, as well as New York downtown luminaries like Anton Fier, Arto Lindsay, and Carla Bley. Add in some strong soulful jazz players like Carlos Ward and Chico Freeman, and the album's got a depth that's surprising – and which makes Hanrahan's experiments in style work perfectly! Titles include "Sketch From Two Cubas", "No One Gets To Transcend Anything", "A Lover Divides Time", "This Night Comes Out Of Both Of Us", "At The Moment Of The Serve", and "India Song". CD

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New CoupGenocide & Juice ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Coup's second album for Wild Pitch – and a record that stands as one of Boots & co's best – still one of group's best and tightest LPs and one of the most righteously rebellious political firebombs of the early 90s hip hop scene. The Coup truly broke the mold of what was expected from hip hop, and Wild Pitch Records in particular – defiantly funky hip hop muckraking at its sharpest. 14 tracks, counting the intro and outro, on this LP that was probably too smart for its own good. Includes "Fat Cats, Bigger Fish", "Pimps", "Takin These", "Hip To The Scheme", "Gunsmoke", "The Name Game", "Hard Concrete", "Repo Man" and "Interrogation". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)
 
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New Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book
(Initial copies are signed by author Brian Coleman! Quantities extremely limited – get 'em while we got em!)

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Serge FranklinLe Grande Carnaval/Le Coupe De Sirocco ... CD
Music Box (France), 1979/1983. Used ... $14.99
A warm European soundtrack from Serge Franklin – but one that's also served up with plenty of twists and turns to keep things exciting! The film's got a WWII setting – and Franklin mixes occasional bits of swing and jazz with the fuller orchestrations – which themselves have the evocative quality of a Morricone historical epic – never overdone, but shifting colors and tones in a really beautiful way. A few passages underscore military themes, but with a bit of humor – and titles include "Carnaval Circus", "Le Grand Carnaval", "Leon Et Walter", "Le Testament", "Sweetheart", and "Bolero Du Grand-Pere". The CD also features a handful of tracks from Le Coup De Sirocco – material that's got a similar warm feel as the larger orchestrations on the first soundtrack, but with a few playful moments too – on tracks that include "Sexy Sax Blues", "Narboni & Fils", "Ville D'Alger", and "Hey Baby Foot". CD

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Philippe SardeLe Cinema De Bertrand Tavernier ... CD
Universal (France), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.98
A selection of work from soundtracks that Philippe Sarde wrote for 7 different films directed by Bernard Tavernier – L'Horloger De Saint-Paul, Le Juge Et L'Assassin, Des Enfants Gates, Coup De Torchon, Un Dimanche A La Campagne, L 627, and La File De D'Artagnan. The material was recorded over a period of 20 years, but is linked together well through the sentimentality of Sarde's writing and Tavernier's stories. 20 tracks in all – including "Ce Soir On Fete Munich", "Bal De Nuit", "Paris Jardis Par Jean Rochefort et Jean Pierre Marielle", "La Visite", "Les Oubilettes", and "Je Suis Mort Il Y A Si Longtemps". CD

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it focuses on the more offbeat styles of the older rhythmic genre – and picks up lots of weird little twists and turns in the electric instrumentation, and really moves them to the forefront! There's plenty of cool guitar, organ, and even a bit of theremin – laid out over tight forward-moving cumbia rhythms – and titles include "La Patrona", "Tzantza Soul", "Coup De Poudre", "Mistery Of Zangbetos", and "Virgenes Del Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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New Level 42World Machine ... LP
Polydor, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crossover classic from Level 42 – a set that catapulted the soulful British group into international stardom! The tunes are catchy, filled with electro bits, and produced with some great bubbling touches from Wally Badarou – whose hand in the studio really keeps things from ever getting too cheesy, despite the commercial fame of the set. There's a balance here that's hard to describe, but it's one that's allowed the record to hold up well over the years – almost waiting to be rediscovered by a younger generation who'd appreciate whole other aspects in the music. Titles include "World Machine", "Physical Presence", "It's Not The Same For Us", "Lying Still", "Coup D'Etat", "Dream Crazy", and "Good Man In A Storm". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it focuses on the more offbeat styles of the older rhythmic genre – and picks up lots of weird little twists and turns in the electric instrumentation, and really moves them to the forefront! There's plenty of cool guitar, organ, and even a bit of theremin – laid out over tight forward-moving cumbia rhythms – and titles include "La Patrona", "Tzantza Soul", "Coup De Poudre", "Mistery Of Zangbetos", and "Virgenes Del Sol". CD
Also available Sendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99
 
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Albino GorillaDetroit 1984 ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $18.99
Weird funky rock album by this obscure band on Kama Sutra. The music's pretty funky and instrumental at times, but at other times, there's sort of these bad soulful rock vocals. The best tracks on here are the minute-long interludes between songs. They're all pretty funky, and they have no vocals, which is a plus! Cuts include "Jamaican Lady" and "Swamp Fox", both of which are interludes spread out over the two sides of the LP. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the diecut gorilla. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, some faded marker, some light stains, and a couple of small rips along the bottom.)

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New AlkaholiksLikwidation ... LP
RCA, 1997. Very Good- 2LP ... $6.99
15 cuts, plus a handful of skits, guest appearances by Xzibit, Whoridas, Nas, King Tee, ODB, Keith Murray, LL, and Loot Pack. Madlib produced a couple of tracks, too. Includes "Likwidation", "Off the Wall" & "Hip Hop Drunkies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear. Labels have some marker.)

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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Plays WC Handy (second cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
Mid 50s, and Louis is going back to his roots – playing a set of compositions by WC Handy – working with a small combo that includes Barrett Deems on drums, Arvell Shaw on bass, Trummy Young on trombone, and Barney Bigard on clarinet. Vocals are by Louis and Velma Middleton – and titles include "Atlanta Blues", "Chantez Les Bas", "Loveless Love", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", and "Beale Street Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original dark red label pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, with a couple of light stains and a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Alice Babs & The Swe-DanesScandinavian Shuffle ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
Very groovy work from one of Sweden's hippest jazz singers! The recordings on the set capture Alice Babs in her early years, singing with the Swe-Danes trio – a group that featured Alice on lead vocals, plus male support by violinist Sven Asmussen and guitarist Ulrik Neumann – both of whom also sing harmony vocals behind Alice's lead. The approach is light and groovy – kind of The Chordettes meet Lambert Hendricks & Ross – with a blend of harmony and vocalese styles, all done with a nice jazzy flourish. Titles include "Swe Dane Shuffle", "Scandinavian Shuffle", "Hot Toddy", "Goofus", "Paul's Chicken", and "Not Yet". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a masking tape on the seams, a couple of edge rips, light wear, and some pen scribbles on the back. Labels have some pen and a sticker.)

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Bama LamasGoing Up? (with download) ... LP
Bama Lamas, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Rowdy, vintage R&B-fueled rockers from The Bama Lamas – a contemporary Chicago band with a retro sound, akin to late 50s though mid 60s ragers from The Burnette Brothers to Screamin' Jay Hawkins and lots in between – and they make it sound fresh and vital! A couple of the Bama Lamas also serve as band members for the legendary Andre Williams, if you need any more evidence to their authenticity – and the tracks include "Tell Ya Once", "(Do) The Hurt", "Sugar Snap", "Sambuca", "(Do) The Crab", "Hunger", "Goin' Out", "Hungry Teenage Wolfman", "Monkey Bump", "Ghost Of The Voodoo King", "No More" and more. Recorded in mono – glorious mono! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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BenetBenet (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty sweet batch of early 90s R&B from Benet – which is the brother and sister duo of Eric and Lisa Benet – a couple years before Eric would conquer the charts as a solo act! It's a nice little record that's warm and good-natured, and produced with a bright and smooth, but not overly slick vibe. Musicians include Jeff Lorber, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Jackson Jr, Dave Koz and other major players – so you know the sessions are legit – and the family vocal chemistry is pretty sweet. Titles include a modern R&B take on "Rainy Days And Sundays", plus "Only Want To Be With You", "I Remember When", "Never Get Enough", He Said, She Said", "In The Spring", "'Til We Meet Again" and more. Also includes a bonus instrumental version of "Only Want To Be With You". CD

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BlackstreetNo Diggity (billie jean rmx, billie jean inst, will rmx, all star rmx, all star rmx inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1996. Near Mint- ... $4.99
As you might guess, this is as much a remake of the Michael Jackson hit as it is a new version of the Blackstreet hit, or at least a couple of the remixes are. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clean remixes in a stickered sleeve.)

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Art BlakeyMosaic ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good- ... $49.99
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. A key part of the energy here comes from pianist Cedar Walton – who's replacing the Bobby Timmons soul jazz mode with a sound that's a bit more expansive and visionary. But equally important is the three horn lineup of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a two-brass frontline that's used far differently than other groups – bold one minute, but personal and sensitive the next. There's a mixture of warmth and driving energy here that's simply incredible – a prime example of Blakey taking things to the next level, when it would have been easy enough for him to sit on his laurels and keep doing the same thing over and over again! Includes classic readings of Cedar Walton's "Mosaic", Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis", and Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" – as well as Shorter's excellent "Children Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a tiny split on the bottom seam, a couple of small rips at the opening, and some light stains on the back.)

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Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo GangWondershow Of The World ... CD
Drag City, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Perennial indie folk rock bar raiser Bonnie Prince Billy has done it again with Wondershow Of The World – his third truly excellent album to be released in the stretch of a couple years, not even including the charming vinyl-only live LP – this time co-captaining the vessel with Emmett Kelly & The Cairo Gang. The album has a sparer vibe than the sometimes lushly accented roots rock and creaky, if still quite gorgeous warmth of the past couple gems. The sparseness does well to frame Oldham's voice just the way we want to hear it. We don't know how he keeps churning out such excellent records, but it's pretty great to be able to fearlessly look forward to everything Bonnie Prince Billy puts out! Titles include "Troublesome Houses", "Teach Me To Bear You", "The Sounds Are Always Begging", "Go Folks, Go", "Merciless And Great", "Someone Coming Through" and "Kids". CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD
Jive, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, consise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, tough and street aware hip hop to come. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". CD
(Out of print European pressing.)

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Brass RingOnly Love ... LP
Dunhill, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
The last album from The Brass Ring – but a gem of a little set, and one that's almost got more weird touches than usual from maestro Phil Bodner! Many of the tunes here are from hip 60s soundtracks – and Bodner's got a nicely lean way of putting them over – a style that distills the best melodic moments from the themes, then filters them through that great Brass Ring filter of bossa, organ, and saxophone – all used sparingly and rhythmically to create some really wonderful sounds! There's a few light wordless vocals on some cuts – as on other Brass Ring records – and the track selection is wonderful, with versions of "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Love Is Blue", "Sandy", "Rosemary's Baby", "The Odd Couple", "For The Love Of Ivy", and the great "Montage" track from How Sweet It Is. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut gatefold cover, with a promo sticker, some wear, and creases around the edges.)

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Hugh Brodie & The Real ThingHugh Brodie & The Real Thing ... LP
Kheba, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A little funky, a little jazzy, and a great little record from saxophonist Hugh Brodie – playing here with his excellent Real Thing combo! The record's got a looser feel than other soul jazz sessions of the time – and a style that's straighter jazz one minute, and a bit more soul the next – especially on the tunes that feature vocals from Donna Brodie and other members of the group. Hugh himself plays tenor and soprano sax on the record, and there's almost a vibe here borrowed from Eddie Harris' great early 70s albums on Atlantic – with the same sort of freewheeling approach, coupled with some trippy touches on guitars – which are occasionally processed in weird ways! Titles include "Utopian Chant", "Truthful One", "The Get Down Song", "Cornbread & Beans", "The Real Thing", and "Tippin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brooklyn DreamsSleepless Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $6.99
Late 70s grooves from Brooklyn Dreams for Casablanca – with the crossover hit "Heaven Knows" with Donna Summer – but overall it'sa pretty sweet set of late disco era numbers with slow building arrangements and harmony vocals that show a love and respect for the previous couple decades of group soul and R&B. The tunes are insistently catchy throughout and the arrangements grow more grandly as the tracks groove along, with a couple of more mellow numbers, too. Titles Include "Make It Last", "That's Not The Way That Your Mama Taught You To Be", "Sleepless Nights/Send Me A Dream", "Long Distance", "Street Man", "First Love", "Heaven Knows" feat Donna Summer and more. This remastered Big Break UK edition includes 2 bonus tracks: "Street Man (12" Promo Disco Version)" and "Heaven Knows (12" Disco Version). CD

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Oscar Brown Jr.Mr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington ... LP
Fontana, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
One of Oscar Brown's great ones, recorded live at the Cellar Door in Washington before an enthusiastic crowd of hipsters! The record's a beautiful mix of soul, jazz, and folk – in the same Chicago tradition that spawned Terry Callier (although Brown's style has a bit more of a "show" feel to it). There's a lot of great stuff on here, and most of it doesn't appear on Oscar's other albums in studio versions. Tracks include "Call of the City", "Muffled Drums", "Maxine", "Brother Where Are You?", and more! Backing's by a tight little combo that includes Floyd Morris and Phil Upchurch! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, a sticker, a bit of light wear, and a couple of small stains.)

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Roy BrownBasta Ya Revolucion ... LP
Disco Libre, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear and a couple of light stains.)

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Bubble PuppyGathering Of Promises ... LP
International Artists, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The lone album from the Bubble Puppy – a monumental effort of late 60s hard grooving psychedelia – and one of very best albums to come out of the original Texas psych scene! A couple of the Pup's labelmates at United Artists get a lot of revelry all these years later, and rightfully so – who would argue the importance of The Red Krayola and 13th Floor Elevators – but Bubbly Puppy deserve to be on that top shelf, too. The sound is tight and hard hitting, with trippy lyricism and groovy group harmonies, while the guitars range from cathartic fuzz to some surprisingly pretty melodicism. Not as far out as some of their peers, but the groove is absolutely killer. Titles include the benchmark single "Hot Smoke And Sasafrass", plus "Todd's Tune", "I've Got To Reach You", "Lonely", "Hurry Sundown", "Elizabeth", "It's Safe To Say", "Beginning" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Budos BandBudos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The Daptone House Of Soul blueprint is a big part of the recipe, as it should be. Classic funky soul grit holds it all together and each cut has an unshakable groove, but with that in full effect, the group is free to explore. The Budos horns are as impeccable and communicative as ever, with brass that ranges from classic stateside funk and Afro influences. The percussion (bongos, clave, cowbell and more) is just as broadly thought out and tightly delivered, snakey bass lines, flute and the sometimes secret weapon on Budos Band III, the electric organ – which brings a bit of a garage psych/funk rock vibe. Truly exceptional work from the one of the best bands of their generation! Includes "Rite Of The Ancients", "Black Venom", "River Serpentine", "Unbroken, Unshaven", "Nature's Wrath", "Golden Dune's", "Budo's Dirge", "Raja Haje", "Crimson Skies", "Mark Of The Unnamed" and "Reppirt Yad" (a funked up Lennon/McCartney cover...read it backwards, kids). LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for digital download.)
Also available Budos Band III ... CD 13.99

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Sandy BullE Pluribus Unum ... CD
Vanguard, 1968. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Sandy Bull's third album – a pair of long pieces that combine the multicultural folk instrumental experimentation – with Bull playing guitar, bass, bass drum, oud and hand percussion – rolling in a bit more electric blues on one, and meandering psychedelic impulses on the other! The album features 2 sidelong pieces, "No Deposit, No Return Blues" and "Electric Blend" – the both recognizable as Bull's work if you've heard is previous couple of excellent LPs for Vanguard, but actually manage to work in more conventional grooves and more far out experimentation – splitting the difference in that regard. "No Deposit, No Return Blues" does work in some laidback electric blues guitar and spare percussion backing, but tinged with Sandy's Middle Eastern touches, too. "Electric Blend" works in the evolving sprit of his earlier "Blends", with with inspiration from the later 60s psych sounds. CD

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CanibusCan-I-Bus ... LP
Universal, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
After all the early hype, mixtape appearances, etc, we expected more from Canibus. Mostly produced by Wyclef, with a couple of beats by Clark Kent, A Kid Called Roots and Salaam Remi, and a few nice cuts like "Second Round KO", one of the tracks in his battle with LL, that has stood up well to the test of time. Other tracks include "Patriots", "I Honor U", "Channel Zero", "Buckingham Palace", "Let's Ride", "How We Roll", and "Rip Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the stickered sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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Johnny CashOut Among The Stars (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Columbia, 1981/1984. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
A surprisingly strong set of previously unreleased Johnny Cash – recorded with producer Billy Sherrill, mostly in 1984, but with a couple sessions from '81 – and it's honestly as great, and a heck of a lot better than a bunch of Johnny's music that actually DID see commercial release during the 80s! Our favorite Billy Sherrill productions are ones like this, where he's providing a clean, polished backdrop for hardscrabble honky tonk heroes, without compromising their gritty nature. He worked that kind of magic for Johnny Paycheck and George Jones, and it works just as well for Johnny. Johnny's voice is as rich and booming as ever – and it includes a couple duets with June Carter, and one with fellow Highwayman Waylon Jennings. Includes the great title track, "Baby Ride Easy", "She Used To Love Me A Lot", "After All", "I'm Movin' On", "If I Told You Who It Was", "Call Your Mother", "I Drove Her Out Of My Mind", "Tennessee", "Rock And Roll Shoes", "Don't You Think It's Come Our Time", "I Came To Believe" and a bonus Elvis Costello mix of "She Used To Love Me A Lot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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ChilliwackBreakdown In Paradise ... LP
Mushroom, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has wear, unglued top and bottom seams, and a couple of small stains.)

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Leonard CohenPopular Problems ... CD
Columbia, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
The twilight renaissance of Leonard Cohen continues on Popular Problems – which joins the preceding Old Ideas album up on the top shelf with some of his best work of the past couple decades! The heaviness of the years in his voice is the album's second strongest element, after the inimitably phrased poetry of his lyricism – backed with angelic female backing vocals and spare instrumentation – led by keyboards, bass, light drums and guitar and some violin. Includes "Slow", "Almost Like The Blues", "Samson In New Orleans", "Did I Ever Love You", "Born In Chains", "You Got Me Singing", "A Street" and more. CD

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New CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $2.99
"I rap with the Passion of Christ, Ni**a, cross me!" BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a bit affected by some of the criticism folks had for the spacious, astral Electric Circus LP – if you ask us Common had no reason to apologize, but we'd be lyin' if we said we weren't hoping for another batch of tracks that sound like they could have been written on a front porch on the southside of Chicago. This is indeed that record – 12 tracks, few guest appearances, and a warm, consistent sound all the way through. There's a 3 track span on this album, from "Chi-City" through "Real People", that's seriously close to perfection. Welcome home, Common! Ruggedly produced by Kanye West, with a couple of stellar production contributions from Jay Dee! Other tracks include "The Corner" feat Last Poets, "Go!", "Faithful", "Testify", "Love Is. . .", "The Food (live)" (this great track has been circulating for a while since it was performed on Chappelle's Show, and we're thrilled Common and Kanye had the good sense to include it on the album), "They Say" featuring John Legend and "It's Your World (Part 1 &2)". CD

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Johnny ConquetRaisins & Almonds Cha Cha Cha & Merengues ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great little record – and a prime example of the strong Jewish/Latin crossover that was going on in the late 50s and early 60s. The record features the kind of crack cha cha sound that was bringing couples into the Palladium from Long Island, but it's also touched with occasional yiddish bits, like snaking clarinet or choppy percussion. Far from being goofy, these elements actually add a rich shade of emotion to the work, and the result is an extremely complicated Latin session that sparkles with excitement. Titles include "Merengue Mania", "Serching", "Mambo A Bisel", "Sher Cha Cha", "Dates & Figs", and "Sirocco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing – very nice!)

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Nicola ConteFree Souls/Shades Of Joy ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A couple sides of modern jazzy master Nicola Conte! "Free Souls" is a tight, soulful gem with vocals by Bridgette Amofah – kicking off with a drum intro that comes in like a raw soul tune, but settles in with some jazz horns and Bridgette's wonderful vocals. It's one of our favorite numbers by Nicola of the early teens. Great stuff! "Shades Of Joy" features Marvin Parks and Magnus Lindgren, and it's joyful indeed – a breezy, yet compelling jazzy gem with warm vocals by Parks and an impeccable sax solo by Lindgren. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stanley CowellBlues For The Viet Cong (UK pressing) ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1969. Very Good- ... $11.99
Incredible work from the young Stanley Cowell – one of his first albums ever, but already a step ahead of most of his contemporaries! The set's a trio date, unlike some of Cowell's later albums for Strata East – and it's got a wonderful blend of soaring piano lines and more complicated rhythms – already showing some of the spiritual elements that Cowell would later craft into longer lines with Charles Tolliver – but possibly even more striking here in the looser space of a trio! Rhythms are sometimes quite fluid and free – almost in the vein of some of Steve Kuhn's most inventive late 60s work – but sometimes things echo previous generations as well, almost with a Jaki Byard vibe. In addition to Cowell's great work on acoustic and electric piano, the trio features wonderful drums from Jimmy Hopps and bass from Steve Novosel – both players who are at the top of their game here, and really help set fire to Cowell's music. Titles include an early take on "Travelin Man" – quite different from the later version on Strata East, but equally wonderful – plus "Blues For The Viet Cong", "Wedding March", "Photon In A Paper World", "Departure", "Sweet Song", and "The Shuttle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker and a couple of small stains.)

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Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA studio blend of pillowy piano and soft orchestrations from arranger Bill McElhiney! Cramer's got that mellow-stepping groove just right, and it's often matched by these lofting basslines on the bottom – on tunes that include "Our Winter Love", "MacArthur Park", "Don't Give Up", "The Odd Couple", "This Guy's In Love With You", and a great vibes-laden take on "Theme From Rosemary's Baby". Here's What's Happening offers up a take on the sound of the young, served up by easy instrumental maestro Floyd Cramer! The mix of modes is surprisingly great – as the flowing, echoey Cramer piano turns towards tunes from some of the hipper corners of the 60s – rock and pop bits that are balanced with a few more conventional numbers – all set to arrangements by Bill McElhiney that still leave plenty of room for Floyd's work on the keys. Titles include "Almost Persuaded", "Work Song", "Good Vibrations", "Rain On The Roof", "Louie Louie", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". CD

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Crosby Stills Nash & YoungAmerican Dream ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light edge wear and a couple of creases.)

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Miles DavisCollectors Items ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1956. Very Good ... $7.99
A session of "collectors items" that Miles Davis recorded for Prestige in the 50s – both dates that were too short to be issued as albums by themselves, combined here into one full length record! The first batch of material is from 1953 – and features Davis working with Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker (playing here under his "Charlie Chan" session name) – all in a mode that steps off a bit from the boppishness of Davis' Blue Note recordings. Titles include 2 takes of "Serpent's Tooth", plus "Round Midnight" and "Compulsion". The second half of the record is from 3 year later, 1956 – and again features Rollins, plus Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are a bit longer and more mature in the Davis idiom – and titles include "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Vierd Blues", and "No Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has some light wear, a couple of peeled strips from sticker removal, and a library stamp.)
Also available Collectors Items ... LP 15.99

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Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonBuddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin ... LP
Norgran, 1954. Very Good- ... $24.99
As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Titles include "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "I Got Rhythm", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams, yellowed tape residue along the top and bottom, some wear, and a couple of small stains.)

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Adolph Deutsch/Andre PrevinApartment/Fortune Cookie ... CD
Kritzerland, 1960/1963. New Copy ... $19.99
A couple of great soundtracks for the films of Billy Wilder – 1960's The Apartment, composed by Adolph Deutch, and Andre Previn's work for The Fortune Cookie – back-to-back on a single CD! Adolph Deutch's compositions from The Apartment roll from an easygoing jazzy vibe to sweeping brassy bits, and titles include "Lonely Room", "Where Are You, Fran", Hong Kong Blues", "Little Brown Jug" and more. Fortune Cookie is a great Andre Previn soundtrack for a later Wilder film that starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau – plus the young Judi West, who sings a version of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" on the album. The rest of the tracks are split pretty evenly between light jazzy numbers, featuring Previn's piano in the lead – and orchestral dramatic numbers directed with a pretty serious feel. Titles include "The Bad Guys", "The Nice Guys", "Second Chance", "Waltz Of The Fortune Cookies", and "The Detectives". CD also includes Previn's main title theme for "Irma La Douce". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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DITCD.I.T.C. – Worldwide (Clean edited promo) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Pretty much the same LP that came out as "The Official Version" on Fat Beats, with a few extra tracks and some slightly different mixes on a couple of numbers. Beats by Primo, Buckwild, Rockwilder and Lord Finesse, with vocals by Finesse, OC, Show & AG, Fat Joe and some of the last (& best)verses dropped by Big L, before he passed. 15 cuts: "Thick", "Get Yours", "Where Ya At?", " Way of Life", "Day One", "Hey Luv", "Foundation", "Champagne Thoughts", "Ebonics [Premo Mix]", "Drop It Heavy", "Da Enemy", "Stand Strong", "Weekend Nights", "Thick [Rockwilder Mix]", & "Tribute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Johnny DoddsKing Of New Orleans Clarinet Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Brunswick, Late 20s. Very Good ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker, some sticker remnants, a couple of stains, a partially split spine, and some tape.)

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Don & StevieDon & Stevie (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers, Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Darkly beautiful sounds from the duo of Don & Stevie Gere – a husband and wife who work here with a style that's folksy, but a bit spooky too – possibly due to the fact that the music within was recorded in their California home, and never issued for years! There's a deeply personal feel to the songs here – almost like we're peeking in on the intimacy of the couple, but as they try to put together a message to reach outside of their home too – themes of their own love mixed with greater societal issues – later taken up as some of the songs were reworked by other artists like David Gates, Curt Boettcher, and Waddy Wachtel. Yet there's an innocence to these original recordings that's really mindblowing – rescued from oblivion on aging acetates, and represented here on cuts that include "Sweet Sugar", "Keep An Eye On You", "Another Blue Day", "What Do You Think Of Me", "Kindly", and "Tell Me Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
A pivotal album for Dylan – featuring complicated dark little numbers like "All Along The Watchtower", "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest", "I Am A Lonesome Hobo", "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "The Wicked Messenger", "As I Went Out One Morning", and "Down Along The Cove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing. Cover has light wear and a couple of small stains.)

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New Bob DylanTempest ... CD
Columbia, 2012. Used ... $2.99
Bob Dylan and his great band whip up a moody, yet darkly humorous Tempest – and while the overall greatness of his records came down just notch or two after Love And Theft – this one goes the other way and comes pretty damn close to his late-era peaks! Lyrically, it's definitely better than the past couple records – with verse after verse of poetic storytelling – which is carried all the more effectively by his weathered rasp. Sound-wise, Dylan is as indebted as ever to pre-rock rhythm & blues, but there's some nice fuzzy electrified arrangements, too – and it's all played by a stellar band that's been with him for a long time now, one perfectly-suited for the style: guitarists Charlie Sexton & Stu Kimball, BR5-49 fiddler and steel guitarist Donnie Herron, bassist Tony Garnier, drummer George Receli, and a most noteworthy guest in Los Lobos' David Hidalgo on accordion. Includes "Duquesne Whistle", "Soon After Midnight", "Narrow Way", "Long And Wasted Years", "Pay In Blood", "Scarlet Town", "Early Roman Kings", "Tin Angel", "Tempest" and "Roll On John". CD

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Johnny Eaton & His PrincetoniansFar Out Near In ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Modernist jazz from the campus scene, and a record that you've probably seen over the years with a similar Columbia abstract art cover to the classic Dave Brubeck recordings on the label. The sound isn't actually that dissimilar from Brubeck's albums, and has the sort of whimsical odd timings and odd arrangment styles. Herbie Mann's on a couple of tracks, and the basic lineup is piano (Eaton), vibes, bass, and drums. Tracks include "Swat The G-Man", "Summertime", "Just Wedging", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear with seam splitting.)

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Electric PrunesJust Good Old Rock And Roll ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a cut corner, some partial seam splitting, a couple of stains, and a sticker on the back.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 6 eye promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, some peeled spots on the front, and a couple of stains.)

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Lorraine EllisonHeart & Soul ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good- ... $11.99
A tremendous early album from Lorraine Ellison – one that mixes her deep soul roots with some sophisticated jazzy arrangements from Oliver Nelson – a blend that gives the record a wonderfully rich feel, right from the start! The style's somewhere in the territory of Nancy Wilson on Capitol, but a bit more soul-based too – even when Lorraine's singing standards – and production is by uptown soul great Jerry Ragovoy, who brings in subtle rhythmic touches and light strings to create just the right sort of shimmer at just the right moments. Some tunes showcase Ellison's gospel background, some have more of a jazz-based presentation – and titles include "He's My Guy", "That's For Me", "Stay With Me", "Games That Lovers Play", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Heart & Soul", and "When Love Flies Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout grommet, a partially split top seam, a split bottom seam with some tape, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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F*cked UpCouple Tracks ... CD
Matador, 2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
CD

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Irving FieldsAt The Emerald Room ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of tape with a couple of rips on the spine, a sticker, and some pen, with an ink stamp and WGN letters in marker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Lee FieldsFunky Screw/Bull Is Coming ... 7-inch
Angle 3/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Vintage Lee Fields – a killer couple of mid 70s treasures on his own Angle 3 label! "Funky Screw" is really incredible – with an astounding rhythm, funky guitar, keyboards and punchy horns laid down by the super funky Devil's Personal Band. Lee Fields is on fire out front, as fiercely soulful as ever! The flip side "Bull Is Coming" is a stellar showcase for the band, with an especially sharp horn solo – plus some cool, chattery group vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... CD
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... $19.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". CD
(Out of print.)

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Flying Burrito BrosLast Of The Red Hot Burritos ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
A post-Parsons effort from The Flying Burrito Brothers – unfairly overlooked and worthy country rock from the innovators! The live "Last Of The Red Hot Burritos" was the final album of this period of Burrito history, an energetic set that's heavy with classics from the first couple albums, including "Devil In Disguise", "Six Days On The Road", "My Uncle", "High Fashion Queen" and more. You miss Gram's voice on those tracks, but that's the only complaint! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and some small stains.)

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New FoghatFoghat (1972) ... LP
Bearsville, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker, a small split on the bottom seam, and a lightly stained corner with a couple of small bit of stuck-on paper.)

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415 (Big Ocean Mobb)Ghetto Radio (radio, street, inst)/Brothers IN A Coupe Ride ... 12-inch
King Jay/BMG, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Four SeasonsFour Seasons Story ... LP
Private Stock, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A cool collection – one with obvious early hits, plus overlooked later gems like the funky "Beggin" – plus "Electric Stories", "Tell It To The Rain", "Watch The Flowers Grow", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Quality. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Alone". Cover has some light wear and couple of small stains.)

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Four TopsReach Out ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic 60s album by the Four Tops – really one of their better efforts of the period – a record that finds the group working some soulful magic on a couple of their best known tunes, as well as adding a dose of deeper emotion to some hit songs of the time! Like other Motown success stories from that time, this set features some pop tunes and standard chart material, done by the group in their inimitable harmony style – with a few hits like "Reach Out, I'll Be There" and "7 Rooms Of Gloom" – plus wonderful interpretations of songs like "Walk Away Renee", "Last Train To Clarksville", and "I'm A Believer". Also includes "What Else Is There To Do", "Bernadette", and "Standing In The Shadows Of Love". CD
Also available Reach Out ... LP 3.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good- ... $3.99
A classic 60s album by the Four Tops – really one of their better efforts of the period – a record that finds the group working some soulful magic on a couple of their best known tunes, as well as adding a dose of deeper emotion to some hit songs of the time! Like other Motown success stories from that time, this set features some pop tunes and standard chart material, done by the group in their inimitable harmony style – with a few hits like "Reach Out, I'll Be There" and "7 Rooms Of Gloom" – plus wonderful interpretations of songs like "Walk Away Renee", "Last Train To Clarksville", and "I'm A Believer". Also includes "What Else Is There To Do", "Bernadette", and "Standing In The Shadows Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and aging, with staining along the bottom.)
Also available Reach Out ... CD 13.99

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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. Used ... $9.99
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at the time – with smoky, pulsing production and unpredictable beats. The rhymes are stronger than we gave 'em credit for a decade or so back – and the raw electro funky bounce provided by Dilla really opened us up to how diverse his style could be outside of the jazzy/funky/soul beats he'd laid down in the preceding couple of years! Tracks include "Rite Bites", "Street Life", "Pimp Strut", "Where The Parties At?", "All Seasons", "Take Dem Clothes Off" and more. This 2013 version features a second disc with Dilla's instrumentals. CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of space to spin out in that lyrical style he did better than just about anyone else – and core trio rhythm support is from George Joyner on bass and Charlie Persip on drums, who burn nicely when Barretto sits out – although we're definitely partial to the more complicated grooves featured with Ray. Titles include "Rojo", "Mr. Wonderful", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and the nice groover "Ralph J Gleason Blues". CD

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Regional GarlandMixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
A fantastic anthology of Flint, MI soul great Regional Garland – 70s soul empires were built on lesser talent than you'll find on this set put together by Egon & Now Again! Garland is a performer, producer, songwriter and arranger of whom we were most familiar with for his work with the group Hunt's Determination – a taste of which is included here, along with Regional's recordings with The Perfections, 21st Generations, Mixed Sugar, Brilliance and others. Even the few Hunts Determination records we were familiar with show a fairly staggering stylistic range, while holding together as a tight whole – and that's all the more impressive with a broader collection of work with varying personnel here. The heart of the collection is early-to-late 70s recordings, from dancefloor soul, funk and strains of disco later in the decade – revelatory stuff for us. We knew the man was good, but, damn! The set also features several mid 80s recordings with that era's synth textured sound with the 70s soul vocals surprisingly well. Includes "I Need Love" & "Hey James" with 21st Generations, "Get On Down" & "Girl You Better Hurry" with The Perfections, "I Need Love" and "Are We Through" with Hunts Determination, "15 Ain't Young No More", "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Disco Jam Bam Bam" with Mixed Sugar, the previously unreleased "Gangster Girl" and "I'm Sad We've Broke Up", "I'm Falling In Love" with Vann & Reggie, "Hit Girl" with Brilliance and more. Nice notes with personnel, and a couple bonus versions "I Need Love". CD

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Gastr Del SolMirror Repair EP ... CD
Drag City, 1995. Used ... $3.99
Brilliant mid 90s EP from pioneering Chicago avant rock greats Gastr Del Sol – essentially the duo of David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke – with a percussion assist from John McEntire on a couple of the 5 tracks, and bass clarinet by Gene Coleman on "Eight Corners". Other titles include ""Photographed Yawning", "Dictionary Of Handwriting", "Why Sleep" and "Mirror Repair". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from the Verve bossa years – a session that features the sweet tenor sax work of Stan Getz, alongside some swinging bossa arrangements from the great Gary McFarland! Given the strength of Gary's own work for Verve at the time, it's no surprise that he's a perfect accompanist for Getz on the session – working with just the right amount of space to let Stan stand out from the pack, and really creating a great blend of Brazilian rhythms and some of the modder 60s styles at Verve. Gary contributed a number of originals to the session too – and titles include "Bim Bom", "Manlancolico", "Balanco No Samba", "Noite Triste", "Chega De Saudade", and "Manha De Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a couple of small stains and some faded marker.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Plays/Johnny Richards Conducts (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discovery, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
Wonderful "with strings" work by Dizzy Gillespie – done in collaboration with arranger Johnny Richards, who also handled Dizzy's strings work for Verve! The format here is similar to those better-known sides, but a bit darker overall – with some of Richards' modern tones creeping in, and a nicely spacious feel to the whole thing. Other players include John Graas on French horn, Paul Smith on piano, Phil Shuken on flute, and Carlos Vidal on congas – and titles include "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "What Is There To Say", "Alone Together", "The Things I Love", "On The Alamo", and "Interlude In C". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a peeled mark in one corner from sticker removal, a couple of stains, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Gnarls BarkleyCrazy (main, inst)/Go Go Gadget Gospel (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Downtown, 2006. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
A great couple of tracks of hip hop space soul from Gnarls Barkley – the loose cannon duo of of DJ Danger Mouse, fresh from conquering college radio and the Cartoon Network as half of Danger Doom, and as a crucial element of the Gorillaz – and the one-and-only Cee Lo – who's rocking his gravelly soul croon here to it's best ever results! "Crazy" is sort of an airy, hip hop soul tune on one level, yet slightly unhinged, especially when it gets to the Danger Mouse string-sound on the chorus. The vibe is sort of like a Mary J Blige tune recorded by the Banana Splits. Yes, that's a compliment! "Go Go Gadget Gospel" could also be titled "Crazy", and be labeled accurately – a much more stuttering, splintering number than the a-side, but still rooted in leftfield hip hop soul. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Max GregerSunshine Starshine ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1970. Very Good- ... $7.99
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(Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks three through six. Cover has a couple of light creases and an unglued bottom seam.)

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GZA & Ras Kass/Casual & Tragedy KhadafiLyrical Swords (clean, dirty, inst, DJ Muggs Assassin rmx)/Think Differently (clean, dirty, inst)/ODB Tribute ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A couple of tracks from the Wu Tang Meets The Indie Culture set from Think Differently/Babygrande! "Lyrical Swords" is GZA & Ras Kass. "Think Differently" is Casual & Tragedy Khadafi, Rock Marciano & Vordul Mega. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Alex HarveySensational Alex Harvey Band Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Neal HeftiBarefoot In The Park ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A work of true genius – and one of Hefti's most amazing soundtracks ever! Barefoot In The Park was written shortly before The Odd Couple – also for a Neal Simon film – and it's got a similar style of grooving to that more famous soundtrack, with two melodies working their way in together rhythmically, dancing around almost in counterpoint, but instead opening up the tunes in a really wild way. The main theme is tremendous – played in a number of versions, including one with some super-cool electric harpsichord – and even one number with vocals is pretty darn incredible. We love this one – and although short, it's a treasure throughout! Titles include "Barefoot In The Park", "Blues For Paul", "New Home Up A Stairs", "Nut On The Roof", and "Six Flights Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track six. Cover has light wear, with partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New HerbaliserHerbaliser Band – Session 1 ... CD
K7, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Live band hip hop funk grooves from Herbaliser & friends – the tight and bumping Session 1 from the dawn of the aughts! Herbaliser and players from the Easy Access Orchestra knocked it out in a couple days as if they'd been playing together for years, with some lean, kinda jazzy funk takes on titles from the Herbaliser ouvre. Tracks include "Who's The Realist?", "Ginger Jumps The Fence". '"The Sensual Woman", "The Missing Suitcase", "Shocka Zulu", "Shattered Soul", "Goldrush" and "Forty Winks". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rene Hernandez OrchestraPercussive Latino Cha Cha Cha (second cover) ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1960/1962. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some small pressing flaw bumps that click a bit on a couple of tracks. Cover has a partially split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, and some small light stains on the back.)

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Steve Silk HurleyWork It Out Compilation ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99
8 tracks, including a couple of certified Chicago house classics, on this major compilation that took the Chicago club sound and delivered it to the masses: "Work It Out", "Cold World", "Love Baby", "I Can't Let Go", "Chain Of Fools", "Think!", "Drive Me" and "A Bit Of Jazz". Features Jackson & Moore, Jamie Principle and M Doc alongside Steve Silk Hurley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New Peter Ivers with Yolande BavanPeter Ivers' Knight Of The Blue Communion ... LP
Epic, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
A genre-bending album from harmonica player Peter Ivers – a set that madly blends together jazz, rock, blues, and elements of modern composition – all with a sound that's unlike anything else we can describe! In another setting, Ivers might just be another white boy at the end of the 60s playing blues harmonica – but here, he's teamed up with vocalist Yolanda Bavan (ex-LHR), drummer Robert Pozar, and others in a weird exploration of soundshapes and musical themes. Instrumentation includes oboe, bassoon, soprano sax, and intermodulator – and Bavan's vocals are very wild, and often tripping up and down the scale to match the energy of the other grooves. Pozar's drumming is oddly funky in places too – making the record a strong one for beatheads as well as rockers – and titles include "Lord God Love", "Showroom Model", "Cat Scratch Fever", "Water Curtain", "Travelling Lightly", "Confession", "Dark Illumination", "Gentle Jesus", and "Knight Of The Blue Communion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split bottom seam, and a couple of stickers, with a promo stamp and some stains on the back.)

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J DillaDiamonds – Shining Pt 1 (main, alternate, inst)/Ice – Shining Pt 2 (main, Ruff Draft version, inst)/The D (clear vinyl EP) ... 12-inch
Pay Jay, 2002/2013. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99 12.98
A second fresh 12-inch of archival J Dilla from Pay Jay Productions and the Dilla Estate – with a couple of top notch cuts recorded in 2002 and slated for his vocals-centric record The Diary! This is the second knockout 12-inch featuring Diary material – this one featuring Dilla rhymes and Knottz production on "Diamonds – The Shining Pt 1" – making sweet use of a Seals & Crofts sample as a foil. "Ice – The Shining Pt 2" features production by Madlib – and "The D" is a Madlib beat that Dilla intended to add rhymes to before he passed away – and it's here in instrumental form. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on clear vinyl.)

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Ja RuleRULE ... LP
Murda/The Inc, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $0.99
Do-or-die time for Ja Rule after getting slayed by 50 and Eminem over the last couple of years. It's a fairly lean set, once again fishing for the big hit with the Inc's resident songbird Ashanti, plus R Kelly for good measure, Jadakiss & Fat Joe for the requisite street anthem, and other guests. Includes "Last Of The Mohicans" with Black Child, "Wonderful" with Ashanti & R Kelly, "What's My Name", "New York" with Jadakiss & Fat Joe, "Never Thought/Life Goes On" with Trick Daddy & Chink Santana and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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New Michael JacksonMusic & Me ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
Classic early work by Michael Jackson – a record that has him stepping away from the Jackson 5, and really hitting a personal feel with some of the ballads – quite a surprise, given that his standout later solo work would be more focused on groovers! As with the Jackson 5 albums, the album was recorded with arrangements by some of Motown's best at the time – Freddie Perren, Gene Page, and James Carmichael! There's no real standout hits here, but the album's got some really great mellow soul numbers that have Michael stretching out from the sound of his group with his brothers – and titles include "Up Again", "Euphoria", "Doggin Around", "Morning Glow", and a nice version of "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has light wear and a couple of light stains.)

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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet Flies Again ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
A really beautiful set, recorded after Jacquet's Verve years, and one that features his tenor blowing easily and soulfully over some larger arrangements with a mellow late night sound. We don't mean to imply that the album's a sleepy one, though – just that it's got this great relaxed approach that brings out the best in Jacquet's tone, never pushing him to pyrotechnics and tricks, just simple, solid, soulful blowing. Titles include "Potpourri", "The King", "Black Velvet", "Lean Baby", "Bottoms Up", and "Teddy Bear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing, with colored bars on label. Cover has some split top and bottom seams, light wear, and a couple of edge rips on the back paste-on.)

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JamSound Affects ... CD
Polydor, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Pretty Green","Monday", "But I'm Different Now", "Start", "That's Entertainment", "Scrape Away", and "Music For The Last Couple". CD

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Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal – The Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... $1.99
Magical early work from Ahmad Jamal – a scintillating blend of piano, percussion, and bass – with a sound that was incredibly fresh at the time, and which still sounds pretty much so to our ears! The album crackles with imagination and rhythm – really hitting on all burners without burning itself out – and showing that even in these early days, Jamal's approach was one that could be as striking as it was mellow. Bass is by the incredible Israel Crosby, and drums are by Vernell Fournier – and tracks include "Taboo", "The Girl Next Door", "Should I", "Secret Love", and "Squatty Roo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting and tape on the top seam, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Jay-ZBlack Album ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2003. Used ... $4.99
"This here is the victory lap," raps Hove midway through The Black Album, his supposed career-capper (for this stage, anyway), and if nothing here immediately dazzles us to the core the way the best of his past singles have done, overall this is probably the most consistent front-to-back listen of all his albums. One of the nicest things about the Black Album is the brevity. As tight as the best of his recent output has been over the last couple of years – from singles, to album tracks, to guest spots – Jay-Z's simply been TOO productive, which has diluted the overall power of his presence. That issue is addressed right off the bat here – with a very manageable 14 tracks, no guest rhymers, and a consistent overall sound and mood thanks in part to strong production by Kanye West, 9th Wonder, Neptunes, Timbaland, Eminem (who's baroque synth productions are getting dangerously close to going stale, but it fits Jay-Z's dramatic finale theme very well), Rick Rubin and DJ Quik. It's a wildly disparate cast behind the boards, but this thing flows incredibly well thanks to Jay-Z's predetermined mission to make a great album, not just a hot record. Smart ass critics are gonna whine that Jay-Z hasn't reinvented the wheel here or anywhere else in his career, but that was never the point. The point HERE is to go out on his own terms (for the time being, anyway) after achieving so much more than he ever would have dreamed, and as the clear victor of all of his challengers without really taking any parting shots (why the hell would he bother, when he's already won?) We may still have to lean towards Blueprint as his late masterpiece, but this is way up there. "December 4th", "What More Can I Say?", "Encore", "Change Clothes", "Dirt Off Your Shoulder", "Threat", "Moment Of Clarity", "99 Problems", "Justify My Thug", "Lucifer", "Allure", "My First Song", and a couple of brief interludes. CD

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 11 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Features a long version of "The Man I Love" on both sides. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, split seams with some old tape, and a peeled mark from sticker removal, with some aging and a couple of stains on the back.)

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New Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Epic pressing. Cover has light wear, some pen, and a couple of small light stains.)

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Elton JohnBlue Moves ... LP
MCA, 1976. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a couple of stickers.)

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $19.99
Groovy little record that has this funky tenor giant playing a bunch of tracks with a Frenchy feel to them. Budd's joined by Hank Jones on piano, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a nice Latin rhythm section that includes Joe Venuto on vibes and marimba and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. The groove's even a bit more Latin than French, but you'll recognize some of the tracks as old Parisian standards, like "La Petite Valse", "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and "Je T'Aime". Budd wrote two originals, too, and this is a nice tidy little set, and one of his lesser known sessions from the early 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Cover has some light wear.)

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George JonesGrand Ole Opry's Newest Star (with download) ... LP
Starday/Reserve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A really early record by a young, fresh-faced George Jones – his full length debut, actually – released in 1957 by Starday, not too long after his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry! George had been recording some artistically promising, if underselling singles for a couple years prior, including the now legendary rockabilly sides (on which he was billed as "Thumper" Jones), but this was his first full length showcase as a rising country singer. The title is pure showbiz, as George wouldn't be a big star for a couple more years. He was ready, though! The songs are great, and he wrote or co-wrote most of 'em – and oh man, that VOICE – this is where the legend begins, people! Includes the early classic "Why, Baby, Why", and a whole bunch of great tunes, including "You Gotta Be My Baby", "Ragged But Right", "It's OK", "Still Hurtin'", "Boat Of Life", "Let Him Know", "Play It Cool" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Jack JonesWives & Lovers ... LP
Kapp, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Jack Jones at the pinnacle of his early fame! Wives & Lovers is a gem of a set – issued hot on the heels of Jones' famous recording of the Burt Bacharach title hit – and presented with some great arrangements from Marty Paich, Glenn Osser, Pete King, and Ralph Carmichael! The style's a great mix of light strings and jazz – often spare enough to let Jack's vocals dominate strongly, but always in a way that's beautifully poised, balanced, and never overly indulgent. There's a slight hint of iciness in Jack's voice, but it's only a thin one – a slight layer of manner that holds back the depth of emotion lurking right below the surface. Titles include the classic "Wives & Lovers", plus "Charade", "I Wish You Love", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Angel Eyes", "I'm Moody", "Summertime Promises", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Nina Never Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains on the back, and some splitting on the bottom seam and spine.)

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Vangelis KatsoulisSleeping Beauties – A Collection Of Early & Unreleased Works ... LP
Into The Light (Greece), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $14.99
A prime set of rare material from Greek electronic music pioneer Vangelis Katsoulis! Sleeping Beauties rouses some great pieces from rare releases original released in 1987 and 1990 – plus some equally strong unreleased material from that period – and couple of more recent recordings. The sounds range from fairly extroverted and "bigger" sounding material, to sparer minimalism. There's actually quiet a bit of additional instrumentation, with some sax, violin, guitar, bass and percussion mixed with the synths, keys and effects. Very compelling stuff! Includes "The Slipping Beauty", "Earth Beat", "The Eternal Return", "Enigma", "Torch The Sun", "Longing", "Improvisation", "Living Colors", "Light As Air", "Imago" and "Epilogue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith MurrayEnigma ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... $3.99
The 2nd Keith Murray LP, mostly produced by Erick Sermon, with a couple of tracks by the Ummah. 14 cuts, if you count the intro, including "The Rhyme", "World Be Free", "Yeah" with Busta Rhymes, Redman, Erick Sermon & Jamal, "Dangerous Ground" & "Call My Name". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Stan KentonEasy Go ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
A cool collection of Capitol material from Stan Kenton – mostly sides from his classic years of the early 50s! The work here shows a lively, more upbeat side of Kenton's music – one that still has some modern moments, but which is more in a west coast big band style overall. All tracks are from the years 1950 to 1952 – recorded after the financial failure of Stan's Innovations orchestra, and before his New Concepts group – all sessions that were supposedly "commercial" in nature, to help Kenton recoup some losses – but which still represent the forefront of jazz on the west coast at the time! Arrangers include Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Gene Roland, Bill Russo, and Johnny Richards – and soloists include Art Pepper on alto, Bud Shank on reeds, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Conte Candoli on trumpet. 20 tracks in all – including "Riff Raff", "Dynaflow", "Easy Go", "Viva Prado", "Francesca", "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daisy", "Beehive", "Cool Eyes", "Bill's Blues", "Night Watch", and "Jump For Joe". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Rarities ... CD
DRG, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
Missing links in the Stan Kenton recordings for Capitol Records – a pretty wonderful set rarities or altogether previously unreleased material he cut for Capitol in the mid-to-late 50s! Includes some 1955 octet sessions with players including Carl Fontana, Charlie Mariano, Max Bannett and Mel Lewis – with some swing to them, but also some surprisingly looser sounds, plus tracks from some 1958 saxophone septet sessions with Lennie Niehaus, Bill Robinson and others, a few other '58 sessions, and a couple live gems. 20 tracks in all: "All I Need Is You", "Joyce's Choice", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Tangerine", "Wail For Gail", "Theme To The West", "Serenade In Blue", "I'll Close My Eyes", "Cuban Mumble", "Tequila", "Walking Shoes" (live) and "Love For Sale" (live). CD

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Pat KesseePat Kessee ... LP
Brut, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a wrinkle, and some light wear, with a couple of rips and some flaking along the opening.)

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Kindred The Family SoulCouple Friends ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Always-great work from Kindred The Family Soul – the unassuming duo who've really kept things strong over the years – and who always win us over with records like this! The pair sing together wonderfully – with a vibe that's rooted in spiritual modes, but turned towards very positive secular soul – and the backings follow most of the same modes Kindred first explored on Hidden Beach years back – a midtempo groove that really opens up the vocal flow. Titles include "Call Me Crazy", "Everybody's Hustling", "Loving The Night", "A Couple Friends", "One Day Soon", "Here We Go", "Drop The Bomb", and "Get It Got It". CD

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Klaus Johann GrobeIm Sinne Der Zeit (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Damn great stuff from the duo Klaus Johan Grobe – and even with just a couple of members, they're able to come across with a bass-heavy, forward-moving sound that's almost in the territory of Can! This group is more tuneful, and a bit more focused – with shorter tunes overall – and bass and drum work that's totally great, and often mixed with krautrock-like keyboard elements, plus some other cool touches. Yet the record is hardly krautrock at all – but some much later, much cooler take on those roots – with a vibe that clearly knows the great European post-punk work too – but then takes its best inspiration, and moves past that as well. Damn genius throughout – a record you never knew you needed, but will want forever after hearing the first few notes. Titles include "Les Grecks", "Koffer", "Aufsltand", "Regen Raus", "Between The Buttons", and "Kothek". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Kool KeithKutmasta Kurt Presents – Sex Style Unreleased Archives ... CD
Threshold, Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
Unreleased tracks from Kool Keith circa '93 '94 – with beats and production by Kutmasta Kurt, many made in collaboration with Dan The Automator – the genesis of the classic Sex Style record that didn't appear for a couple more years! Kurt's beats are funky bedrock excellence, and Keith's delivery is as dead on perfect as his rhymes are over the top and ridiculous. The sleazy theme wears on your patience after a while, as it did on the official Sex Style – but this is still the work of a couple cats at nearly the top of their game. Titles include "Prepare", "You Know The Game", "Droppin' Seeds", "Why You Frontin'?", "Remember Me?", "Freak It", "Time For Business", "You Get Yours", "Spread 'Em", "Erotic Ride" and more. CD

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Yusef LateefCry Tender ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
Wonderful late 50s work by Yusef Lateef – played in that "jazz exotic" style he was using to perfect form at the time, a mixture of the lyrical hard bop of the Horace Silver group, with some of the more spare and eastern styles used by groups like the early Sun Ra Arkestra. The drummer, Frank Gant, makes ample use of brushes and mallets to keep the rhythms in a mode that works with the overall sound – and other players include trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer and pianist Hugh Lawson, both of whom were part of the super-hip Detroit scene that spawned Lateef. Titles include "Cry Tender", "Butter's Blues", "Dopolous", "Sea Breeze", and "The Snow Is Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a Jazz Classics Series logo, light wear, a couple of small wrinkles, and some marker on the back.)

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New Azar LawrenceSummer Solstice ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album of spiritual soul and Brazilian influenced jazz from Azar Lawrence – and a pretty rare one we're thrilled to have! Lawrence is a stellar sax player with a sound that's a bit like Gary Bartz, which means that he fits in perfectly with the Fantasy-era Prestige Records sound – but the sounds on this set are uncommonly rich and globally influenced. The set's predominantly acoustic, with lots of modal grooves in kind of a Strata East vein – and angular post-Coltrane playing that's very similar to Bartz's work on the Libra album from his early days. Players include Raul De Souza on trombone, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Hart on drums, Dom Salvador, who is really allowed to shine on piano on a few tracks, and drummer & percussionist Guilherme Franco, who brings a world of wonderful percussion on a couple of numbers. Titles include "Highway", "From The Point of Love", "Novo Ano", and "From The Point Of Light". CD
Also available Summer Solstice ... CD 8.99

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New Azar LawrenceSummer Solstice ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful album of spiritual soul and Brazilian influenced jazz from Azar Lawrence – and a pretty rare one we're thrilled to have! Lawrence is a stellar sax player with a sound that's a bit like Gary Bartz, which means that he fits in perfectly with the Fantasy-era Prestige Records sound – but the sounds on this set are uncommonly rich and globally influenced. The set's predominantly acoustic, with lots of modal grooves in kind of a Strata East vein – and angular post-Coltrane playing that's very similar to Bartz's work on the Libra album from his early days. Players include Raul De Souza on trombone, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Hart on drums, Dom Salvador, who is really allowed to shine on piano on a few tracks, and drummer & percussionist Guilherme Franco, who brings a world of wonderful percussion on a couple of numbers. Titles include "Highway", "From The Point of Love", "Novo Ano", and "From The Point Of Light". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Summer Solstice ... CD 13.99

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Led ZeppelinCoda ... LP
Swan Song, 1982. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
The end of the stairway for Led Zeppelin! A couple of bluesy covers, a strong folk-styled original – and some tried-and-true Zeppelin stormers – on a fairly succinct final album. Early on are a couple of comparatively meditative numbers, and album builds to an exciting, hard-rocking end. Includes "We're Gonna Groove", "Poor Tom", "I Can't Quit You Baby", the Bonham showpiece "Bonzo's Montreaux", "Wearing And Tearing" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a few small stains along the spine.)
 
 
 



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