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CoupParty Music ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... $1.99
This is the third full length from the group that brings you politically scathing, party bangin, conscious hip hop for your urban revolution fun time. There's a lot of live instrumentation funky sloppiness for your neck and body to get loose to. The Coup also pull off the feat of managing to rhyme charged and intelligently about a very dark reality, while simultaneously still keeping your body bouncin constantly. Tracks include the smart "5 Million Ways To Kill A C.E.O.", "Ghetto Manifesto", "Get Up" featuring Dead Prez, "Lazy Muthaf*cka", "Ride The Fence", "Everythang", "Wear Clean Draws", "Pork And Beef", "Thought About It 2", "Tight", "Nowalaters", and "Heven Tonite". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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John GraasCoup De Graas ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 ... $13.99
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 CoupFat Cats, Bigga Fish (full length clean version, clean edited version, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Wild Pitch, 1995. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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New CoupGenocide & Juice ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1994. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print EMI pressing.)
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J-LiveAll Of The Above ... LP
Coup D'Etat, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing fancy – just a way too long in the making, straight up hip hop record from J-Live, a record that cares a whole lot about the words for a change. J-Live seems to have scrapped whatever crossover ambitions he may have had a few years ago in his bungled major label nightmare, and clearly does what he does because he loves it. In a way this record would sit well next to Large Professor's even more regrettably delayed 1st Class in your collection – both have an unpretentious early 90s feel – LP's with that era's turgid production aesthetic, and J-Live with the scope, flow, and mindset of a Native Tongue. Tracks include "First Thing First", "How Real It Is", "MCee", "Once For The Griot", "Nights Like This", "Travelling","All Of The Above", "All In Together Now" and more. Here's a plus – as far as we can tell, J-Live is the only MC on this record – and a singular vision just doesn't happen often enough these days, does it? LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
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New Danger DoomMouse And The Mask ... CD
Epitaph, 2005. Used ... $4.99
You guessed it. Danger Mouse and MF Doom! The Doom team up albums are bound to fall flat at some point, but it doesn't happen on this one. The album is also a collaboration with the writers and voice talent of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block of programming, so the dangerous duo makes room for appearances by Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Brak, Zorak, Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021 and the Mooninites – plus live action characters Ghostface, Talib Kweli and Cee-Lo. Basically, you can look at the project as a crass, college market research driven coup and an affront to classic hip hop – or you can look at it as sort of a less pretentious Gorillaz. We're rollin with the latter, and it's a helluva lot more fun, too! Whatever it is, we love the f**kin' thing! DM's and Doom's styles compliment each other as well as Doom's and Madlib's – and the participation of Adult Swim makes this one of the few hip hop albums in which you actually look forward to the skits! One question, though. Where is Schoolly D? Tracks include "Sofa King", "ATHF", Mince Meat", "Old School" feat Talib Kweli, "Bizzy Box" feat Cee-Lo, "Space Hos" and more. CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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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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New Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
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". CD
Also available Sendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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New 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.)
Also available Sendero Mistico ... CD 16.99

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New Serge FranklinLe Grande Carnaval/Le Coupe De Sirocco ... CD
Music Box (France), 1979/1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New Medallions Featuring Vernon GreenSpeedin' ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful west coast vocal group work from Vernon Green & The Medallions – a group who were rooted in doo wop, but who also step out here with a sound that paves the way for plenty of soul as well! There was something different about some of these great LA groups from the 50s – a quality that was often tighter than some of the more street corner work of the east coast – a sensibility that really comes through in vocals like this, which seem to be striving even further for a powerful punch in the overall package! Green's lead really gives the harmonies something to focus around – and the tracks are a great mix of playful numbers and more heartbreaking tunes – with titles that include "Shedding Tears For You", "Unseen", "Give Me The Right", "Dear Darling", "59 Volvo", "Buick 59", "Coup De Ville Baby", "Push Button Automobile", "Rocket Ship", "The Telegram", and "I Wonder Wonder Wonder". CD
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AceyaloneAll Balls Don't Bounce ... LP
Capitol, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
Aceyalone's solo effort from the mid 90's, after the Freestyle Fellowship's major label LP "Inner City Griots" failed to make an impact in the larger, commercial world of Hip Hop. Production was handled by a lot of the more underground LA folks of the same period: Fat Jack, the Nonce, Mumbles & Vic Hop, and Abstract Rude of the FF makes a guest appearance. "Mic Check" & "All Balls" were the singles, but this one's filled with memorable tracks, when more adventurous hip hop was a lot less common: "Anywhere You Go", "Greatest Show On Earth" & "B-Boy Kingdom". 15 cuts in all, counting the couple of interludes, and because this was a promo-only vinyl pressing (during that black patch of the 90's when so much wasn't pressed on vinyl), many of the tracks are clean edits for radio play. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, in a plain white stickered sleeve – not the cover pictured.)

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AlkaholiksLikwidation ... CD
RCA, 1997. Used ... $2.99
20 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". CD
Also available Likwidation ... LP 16.99

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AlkaholiksLikwidation ... LP
RCA, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $16.99
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
(Sealed! Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Likwidation ... CD 2.99

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AllianceWe Could Get Used To This ... LP
First Priority, 1988. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Featuring Positive K alongside K-Swift, the King of Chill and DJ Skill, with production help from fellow First Priority posse member Milk D of the Audio Two on a couple cuts. Includes "Bustin Loose", "We Could Get Used To this", "Fish Heads", "Down To Earth", "Just Another Message", "Pure Skill", "Extensions", "Leeches" and "Still You Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one corner.)

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New Mose AllisonOl' Devil Mose (Autumn Song & Ramblin' With Mose) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Two later album's from Allison's stay at Prestige, Ramblin' With Mose and Autumn Song – before he moved over to Atlantic to go on to greater success – collected in one package. Unlike his later, more well-known sets, this is mostly instrumental, but there are a couple of nice vocal tracks, with the roots to his bluesy hipster approach in evidence: "I Got A Right To Cry", "Eyesight To The Blind", "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking almost boogie feel to them, with Addison Farmer and Ronnie Free rounding out the group, and include "Old Devil Moon", "Stranger In Paradise", "Kissin' Bug", "Ramble", "Old Man John", "Ingenue", "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song" and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ali Ag AmoumineTakamba (with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. New Copy LP & 7Inch ... $11.99 18.99
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent recording by Christopher Kirkley took place. It's essentially traditional regional guitar music, electrified and played in droning, wholly entrancing patterns, while the rhythm is played on the calabash. The songs here are described as being informed by Ali's travels and including his own compositions, and it does have inimately personal feel, while also pulling us in strictly on the basis of the soaring, hypnotic sounds. Includes "Adernibah", "Khomeissa", "Fatimatou", "Damara", "Kalitay", "Hali Diallo", "Taliat Nouhirase", "Nouvelle Annee" and "Mali". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)

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Alice Babs & The Swe-DanesScandinavian Shuffle ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good- ... $24.99
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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New Chet BakerSwings Pretty ... LP
Sunset, Early 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
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(1960s pressing. Cover has some scratches in one corner, a couple of light stains, and some aging.)

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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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Les BaxterSkins! - Bongo Party With Les Baxter ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Very groovy LP of bongo-oriented tracks conducted by Les Baxter for "young America" (or so says the label!) The overall feel is nice and jazzy, and the tracks have a nice snapping bongo sound. Tracks include "Reverberasia", "Bustin the Bongos", "Brazilian Bash", and "Afro-Deesia" – and they all sound as great as the titles might imply. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, a spot of tape on the spine, some small edge rips, and some pen and WGN letters on the back. Labels have a couple of stickers and a bit of pen.)

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Bee GeesLife In A Tin Can ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
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(In the embossed cover, which has some wear, a cutout notch, a couple of light stains, and some bits of stuck-on paper on the back.)

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New Beenie Man/Shag E WondahSunshine (voc, version)/Coochie Coupon (voc, version) ... 12-inch
Signet, 1995. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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BenetBenet (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/ (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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Big BoysNo Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There's Always a Seat (limited edition) ... Cassette
Modern Classics/Burger, 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The last album by Big Boys – and it's a really good one! Unlike a lot of their 80s underground rock peers, who outstayed their welcomes and put out some pretty lousy records before fizzing out, The Big Boys' swan song actually improves on some clumsier material in the preceding couple of years. Their distinctive way of bringing funky horns into aggressive 80s punk paved the way for a whole heap of bands to come – for better AND for worse, to be honest – but they really found away to make it a bit more cohesive by the end. The even bring a little bit of old school hip hop turntable scratches into this one, which was the next (and last) logical step for the band. Like their earlier records, it's still profoundly punk rock at the core, just far more colorful than most from the same period. Includes "No", "Narrow View", "I Do Care", "Listen", "What's The Word?", "Common Beat", "No Love", "Which Way To Go", " Cassette
(Cassette co-released with Burger Records and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies in our exclusive tip-on tape box.)

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Blue Jean Committee/FingerlingsMassachusetts Afternoon/Embrace Me ... 7-inch
Drag City, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
A pair of groovy tunes pitched as a split single featuring "lost" tunes by late 70s Massachusetts rockers Blue Jean Committee and early 80s Brit synth pop combo Fingerlings – but it's actually a fun couple of tunes by Fred Armisen! You don't need us to tell ya that Fred's a brilliant musical comic, given his SNL and Portlandia genius. These 2 tunes are silly and believable at the same time. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Earl BosticEarl Bostic For You ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of Bostic's best – played with a group that includes Stanley Turrentine and John Coltrane, although you'd never know it, because Earl's alto sax is right up front in the mix. There's no problem with that, though – and as you'll hear from his tone, it's more than likely that Trane and Stan picked up a bit of their sound from Earl, who they both acknowledge as being a strong inspiration during this period. Titles include "Sleep", "Cherokee", "Night & Day", "Linger Awhile", and "For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a couple of peeled spots on the front, some seam splitting, and a bit pen.)

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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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Rusty Bryant & The Carolyn Club BandAmerica's Greatest Jazz ... LP
Dot, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Wonderful early work from the great Rusty Bryant – captured here in a hard-blown tenor style that's much more R&B than the later funk and jazz he'd cut for Prestige! The style here is very much in a great small combo club mode – no surprise, as Rusty's working with the Carolyn Club Band in Columbus, Ohio – a tight little group that matches his fierce energy on the tenor, mixing in plenty of jazz inflections with their rhythms, but still letting Rusty have plenty of space to show who's the boss of the set! The tracks include Bryant's big single "Blow Rusty Blow", plus "Castle Rock", "All Nite Long", "Slow Drag", "Hanka Boo", and "Back Street". Very nice stuff – and a side of Rusty not often exposed! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a half-split bottom seam, some aging, and and a couple of stains on the back.)

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BUMS (Brothas Unda Madness)Take A Look Around (Fredwreck rmx & inst, Vinyl Reanimator rmx & inst, radio, Groovebumz rmx, acapella)/ Rain (feat Saafir) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1995. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Some very tight Fredwreck Nassar beats and a couple of remixes from this lost Left Coast crew. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Aalon Butler & The New Breed BandIt's Got To Be Somethin/Gettin' Soul (Part 1) ... 7-inch
PKC/Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A couple of hard grooving tracks from Aalon Butler & The New Breed Band! "It's Got To Be Something" is a nice raw edge to the rhythm and some really feverish vocals by Butler. On the other side, you're getting' plenty of soul on "Gettin Soul (Part 1) – and plenty of funk, thanks to the monstrous bassline – one that dips deep deep deep, and sets the groove for blasting horns, and Aalon's James Brown-like screaming vocals! Mighty nice – with a helluva punch! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cabaret VoltaireDrinking Gasoline ... LP
Caroline, 1985. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a bit of sticker residue. Labels have a couple of stickers.)

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CandidoCandido In Indigo ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Candido cut sooo many great Latin records over the years, spanning a wide range of styles, we have a hard time deciding which we love the best. We like to think this may be his best album from the early part of his career, specifically because it features the master conga player amidst a tight jazz lineup, who leave him plenty of room to solo and just plain get down doing his thing. Dick Hyman's on organ, Joe Puma's on guitar, and Ernie Royal's on trumpet, with George Duvivier and Charlie Persip in the rhythm section. 8 tracks in all, including "Afro Blue", "Caravan", "Softly But Blue", "Blue Lou", "Blue Prelude", "Bongo Baby", "Blue Dirge" and "Candido Cocktail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has marks that click a bit on tracks one and two. Cover has a small split on the top seam, with a couple of stains and a bit of wrinkling.)

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Captain BeefheartShiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Captain's triumphant return to form after a couple of years of straying from the path. With a new crack Magic Band well versed in all things Beefheartian, the Captain was able to assert his relevance in the face of punk rock and new wave. Tracks include "The Floppy Boot Stomp", "Ice Rose", "Bat Chain Puller", "Candle Mambo", "Love Lies", and "Suction Prints". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Johnny CashOut Among The Stars ... CD
Columbia, 1981/1984. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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". CD

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ChangeMiracles ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw – and titles include "On Top", "Paradise", "Hold Tight", "Your Move", "Stop For Love", and "Heaven Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, staining along the spine, a couple of small stains, and some marker on the front.)
Also available
Miracles ... CD 14.99
Miracles ... CD

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New ClashThis Is Radio Clash/Radio Clash/Outside Broadcast/Radio Five ... 12-inch
Epic, 1981. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A couple of non-LP numbers from the Clash, cut in '81 during their transition between the hardcore politics of Sandinista! and the crowd pleasing punk-funk of Combat Rock. With some nice dubby disco-not-disco style mixes on the flip side too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Nat King ColeA Mis Amigos (To My Friends) ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a few small stains, some seam splitting, an ink stamp, and a couple of peeled spots on the back along the top.)

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $1.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". CD

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CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $4.99
"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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CongosHeart Of The Congos (2LP deluxe edition) ... LP
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A classic slice of Jamaican roots! No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which has been hard to get in spite of being reissued in a number of different formats. This version features a slight twist on the original cover art, but is an expanded double LP set with a bonus disc of later self-produced material. On the original album, recorded at the Black Ark in 1976, Cedric Mytton teams up with Roy Johnson on harmony vocals, with Lee Perry steering the Ark with a heavyweight supporting crew, for a true milestone in Jamaican music, and a classic of universal proportions. The second LP features material from 4 different sessions, all great, with tracks from the 1979 LPs Cvongo Ashanti and Image of Africa, the 1981 LP Face The Music and a couple of tracks from 1999. 22 tracks in all, including "Fisherman", "Congoman", "Open Up The Gate", "Children Crying", "La La Bam-Bam", "Can't Come In", "Sodom & Gomorrow", "The Wrong Thing", "ArkOf Covenant", "Don't Blame On I", "Solid Foundation", "Days Chasing Days", "Youth Man", "Only Jah Know", "Music Maker", "Stay Alive (ext)", "Problems", "Face The Music", "Enemy & Spy (ext)" and "Aaron & Moses (ext)". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New Alice CooperLove It To Death ... LP
Straight/Warner, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
The third album from Alice Cooper and perhaps the first great one – starting the 70s sleaze show win streak with the massive "I'm Eighteen" and an LP full of great, gritty and grimy rock and roll. Bob Ezrin's producing for the first time, and if the songs and the whole show isn't yet as menacingly theatrical as it would get to be in the following couple of years, the angry anthemic vibe is here and it's heavy! Other tracks include "Caught In A Dream", "Hallowed Be My Name", "Black Juju", "Is It My Body", "Second Coming", "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" and "Sun Arise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Palm tree label pressing in the amended cover, with ring & edge wear.)

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New Elvis CostelloCostello Show Vol 2 – Live At Hollywood High ... CD
Hip-O, 1978. Used ... $8.99
The second volume in the Costello Show series of classic era Elvis Costello live – the complete Live At Hollywood High set from Elvis Costello & The Attractions released in it's entirety for the first time ever! The set was recorded at the auditorium of the school, coming hot on the heels of the release of the classic This Years Model album, and the set features both the fast and fiery Elvis style of the era and also manages to show his strength with melodies – plus his nearly unrivaled way of consolidating a couple decades of the best rock & roll and r&b influences into a tight package all his own. 20 tracks in all: the great solo piano backed version of "Accidents Will Happen", plus "Mystery Dance", "Living In Paradise", "Party Girl", "You Belong To Me", "Radio Radio" (soon after the Saturday Night Live situation)", "Pump It Up", "Goon Squad", "No Action", "Watching The Detectives", "Miracle Man", "This Year's Girl" and many more. CD

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Stanley CowellBlues For The Viet Cong (UK pressing) ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1969. Very Good- ... $24.99
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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New Xavier CugatCugat's Favorite Rumbas ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a couple of small stains.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Coleman Hawkins/Arnett Cobb/BuVery Saxy ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good- ... $24.99
The title's terrible, but the album's a great one – a really classic-styled jam session, of the sort that the Prestige label hardly ever recorded! The session features 4 tenor giants of slightly older vintage – Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Buddy Tate – all coming together in some loosely-structured arrangements that offer the same sympathetic blowing space that you might get from an all-star tenor date on Verve. Rhythm is by a trio with Shirley Scott on organ, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Very Saxy", "Fourmost", "Foot Pattin", and "Light & Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a couple of light stains.)

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Def JefJust A Poet With Soul ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1989. Used ... $6.99
Classic conscious hip hop from Def Jef for Delicious Vinyl – his first and best album! The production, mostly by Def Jef with a couple cuts courtesy of the The Dust Brothers, certainly has that late 80s Delicious Vinyl sound. The pairing of the big, party-ready Delicious Vinyl style with knowledge-dropping lyricism makes for a unique album, and Def Jef's MC skills and fast flow are at their finest. Includes "Droppin' Rhymes On Drums", "Givin 'Em Rhythm", "Poet With Soul", "Black To The Future", "Downtown", "Just A Poet" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonBuddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin ... LP
Norgran, 1954. Very Good- ... $29.99
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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Martin DennyTaste Of Hits ... LP
Liberty, 1964. Very Good ... $0.99
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(White label promo. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape with a couple of rips on the spine, and some pen on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New Depeche ModeSome Great Reward ... CD
Sire, 1984. Used ... $3.99
A huge one for Depeche Mode – an album that laid the ground work for pretty much all their big records to come! Some Great Reward has a couple of the group's best remembered songs, and it holds up really well. Itt's a record that helped them further strengthen a devoted fan base that would grow exponentially in the years to come. Includes "Something To Do", "Lie To Me", the hugely enduring "People Are People", "Stories Of Old", "If You Want", "Somebody" and the album's other deeply entrenched classic, "Blasphemous Rumours". CD

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
Why is this album sooooo tough to find in an original pressing? Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this album introduced the world to one of the longest running and most solid crews in hip hop, DITC. Classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats that laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow, including "Sally's Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "F*ck What U Heard", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! 2 LPs, with loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... CD
Round/Shout Factory, 1976. Used ... $2.99
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts are handled by marimba, vibes and talking drums, but there does seem to be some overdubbed guitar on a couple tracks – and although the rhythms are firmly rock-based and the group is quite large, there's a lot of spacious moments and atmosphere in the polyrhythmic grooves – more than enough so to give the record strong appeal to listeners with more globally-tuned ears. 5 tracks in all, most fairly long – "Sweet Sixteen", "Magnificent Sevens", "Razooli", "Tal Mala", and "Happiness Is Drumming". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Dilated Peoples20/20 ... CD
ABB/Capitol, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Dilated Peoples return with another split release with longtime home ABB Records and big ol' Capitol Records! Overall this is a stronger album then the previous Neighborhood Watch, with some standout moments. Produced by Evidence and Babu, with a couple slots reserved for the mighty Alchemist. Tracks include "Green Trees" feat Dr Greenthumb, "Back Again", "You Can't Hide, You Can't Run", "Olde English" feat Defari, "Kindness For Weakness" feat Talib Kweli, "Rapid Transit" feat Krondon, "The One And Only", "20/20" and more. CD
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Dinner At The ThompsonsDigital Audio Trip Together EP ... LP
Earth At Work (France), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
A nice little trip with Dinner At The Thompsons – the duo of producer/beatmaker FabLive and singer Lucille Tee – and one that finds them driving a bit further into spacey electro soul territory! Includes a couple of mellow, moodier numbers like the lovely "Pink & Grey", and electro soul and funk steeped tracks that bring the tempo up a bit – with Lucille's beautifully delicate voice front and center. DATT has 7 tracks – so it's either a mini-LP or a generous EP, however you'd like to think of it – and solid all the way! Titles include "Something About You", "Highway", "You Know You Want This", "Boom City", "To Get This" and "I Can Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ VadimUSSR – The Art Of Listening ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $5.99
DJ Vadim comes with another slice of underground Soviet style hip hop, and in keeping with the trajectory he's been on, leaves his more abstract, slow-mo sound in the past, opting instead for hard hitting beats over his atmospheric loops and collages. As per the last couple of LPs, he recruits the cream of the crop to bless the mic, including Gift Of Gab, Vakill, Phi Life Cypher, Slug and some slightly less than household names like Motion Man, Mucho Mu, TTC and others. Fifteen tracks in all, including "It's On", "Combustible", "Ghetto rebels", "In Control Vol 3", "Who Me", "The Correct Size" and "That Which Is Coming". CD

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Arne DomnerusAround The World In Jazz – Sweden (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, 1951. Very Good- ... $19.99
Excellent cool jazz work from the postwar explosion on the Swedish jazz scene! Altoist Domnerus plays nicely swinging material with differing groups of Swedish players that include Lars Gullin, Gunnar Svensson, Rolf Ericson, and others. Tracks include "You Can Count On Me", "Party For Pres", "Darn That Dream", and "Boogie Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration due to age, small splits on the top and bottom seams, light wear, and a couple of stains.)

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Don & StevieDon & Stevie (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers, Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Sam DonahueFor Young Moderns In Love ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
An overlooked session of jazzy 50s arrangements – not nearly as modern as you might guess from the title, but pretty darn nice nonetheless! Sam Donahue's out to recast mood music here – and is moving past the lush, larger style of the overblown string-heavy years of the genre – into one that has a brace of trombones at the front, in a manner that's clearly inspired by the work of Basie, Billy Byers, and Jay & Kai – but which has a softer, less solo-oriented feel here. The style's a nice one – gentle, but never too soppy – and perfect for the kind of late nite romancing that the couple on the cover seem ready to do in front of their hi fi set! Titles include "Love Locked Out", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Love Scene", "Love Is The Sweetest Thing", and "Love In Bloom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, some light stains, and a small ink stamp on the back.)

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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
(Digipack version.)

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

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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.)
Also available Ellington Jazz Party ... CD

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Eric B & RakimLet The Rhythm Hit Em ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $4.99
The third album from Eric B & Rakim – classic MC/DJ duo hip hop from classic players! By this point, Rakim was firmly established as one of hip hop's greatest rhymers, and is a fine full length effort that's biggest fault is that it's not quite as spectacular as the first 2 LPs. Ultimately, how could it be? Don't Sweat The Technique might be the better of the duo's last couple of album's, but this one's got a bunch of classic, with titles including "Let The Rhythm Hit Em", "Mahogany", "No Omega", "Keep Em Eager To Listen" and "In the Ghetto". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Roky EricksonGremlins Have Pictures (with download and bonus 7" single) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
The excellent, underappreciated mid 80s compilation of rare and unreleased Roky Erickson live recordings and studio material – recorded from the mid 70s to early 80s – with his backing bands The Explosives, The Aliens and Blieb Alien, plus a couple of sparely haunting beauties backed by guitarist Jack Johnson. It's great stuff – with some eccentric lyrics and some raucous instrumentation, but still finely crafted – as were Roky's proper studio albums from the period. Way more than an odds-and-ends compilation – this is just as vital as any Roky Erickson albums during this amazing period! Includes "Night Of The Vampire", "The Interpreter", "Song To Abe Lincoln", "Sweet Honey Pie", "I Am", his amazing, oddly uplifting cover of the Velvets' "Heroin" (recorded live at the Hollywood Whisky-A-Go-Go), the astonishingly beautiful "I Have Always Been Here Before", "Anthem (I Promise)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a beautiful gatefold sleeve – with code for digital download. Also includes a bonus 4-track 7" with "Bermuda", "Burn The Flames", "I'm A Demon" and "The Beast".)

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Irving FieldsAt The Emerald Room ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(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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New Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $2.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains on the back, and a bit of fading and minor splitting on the seams.)

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Roberta FlackOasis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $21.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, & OthersSgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
RSO, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees attempt to recreate the magic of the late Beatles – on a set that also features performances by Steve Martin, Dianne Steinberg, Donald Pleasence, Stargard, Earth Wind & Fire, and Billy Preston! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a bit of light wear and a couple of light stains.)

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Friends Of DistinctionHighly Distinct ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good ... $3.99
Beautiful baroque soul from LA – and the kind of record you might pass up, but don't! The Friends of Distinction were always best known for their big hit version of "Grazing In the Grass" (not on this LP), but they were a pretty progressive soul group, and they spent a lot of time in the studio coming up with cool new ways to present their vocal style. This album includes a very cool "psyche" cut-up track called "Impressions", and it's two minutes worth of tape experiments that might have been lifted from The White Album. The cut then runs right into a great batch of groovy pop soul tracks, like "It's Just A Game Love", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", "It's Sunday", and "Let Yourself Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, a name in marker on the front and back, and a bit of waviness along the opening. Labels have some marker.)

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Fu-SchnickensNervous Breakdown ... LP
Jive, 1994. Sealed ... $2.99
With a couple tracks produced by K-Cut of Main Source and Diamond D. Tracks include "Breakdown", "Sum Dum Munkey", "Visions 20/20", "Watch Ya Back", "Aaahh Ooohhh!", "Sneakin' Up On Ya", "Got It Covered", "Who Stole The Pebble", "Hi Lo", and "What's Up Doc (Can We Rock)?". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve, with a cutout notch.)

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Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Full Force getting busy in a mid 80s groove – the first set the group cut as a headline attraction – and a nice mix of 80s post electro R&B with plenty of influences from the hip hop producers of the time! The group's biggest crossover success was as the songwriting and production force behind some huge hits of the day, from UTFO to Lisa Lisa and many points between – and their own records were a unique mix of period group R&B and rap production that proved to be quite influential. 80s club funk, soul and a couple ballads from Full Force! Titles includes "Alice, I Want You Just For Me!", "Unselfish Lover", "Please Stay", "United", "Girl If You Take Me Home", "Half A Chance", "Let's Dance Against The Wall" and more. This CD version has 4 bonus tracks: "Alice (Bang Zoom)", "Girl (Funky Fresh Def Mix)", "So Unselfish (It's Okay, It's Okay): and "Let's Dance Against The Wall (12" Mix)". CD

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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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Giacomo GatesRevolution Will Be Jazz – The Songs Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Savant, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Giacomo Gates affectionately and effectively steers the work of the toughest and most sharply unique songwriters of our time and into straight-forward jazz vocal territory – and it’s works really well! The backing is done by a stripped down combo who lay down guitar, bass, drums and piano – with sax and flute on a couple. Gates' husky baritone is well suited to the material and the it's well chosen set list, which includes "Show Bizness", "Lady Day And John Coletrane", "Winter In America", "Is That Jazz", "New York City", "It's Your World", "Madison Avenue" and "Legend In His Own Mind". 10 tracks in all. CD
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Al Grey & The Basie WingLast Of The Big Plungers ... LP
Argo, 1959. Very Good- ... $3.99
Basie-esque stuff by Al Grey, who made his name playing trombone in Basie's band. The group includes a lot of other Basie-ites, including Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, and Benny Powell. The great Floyd Morris (one of Chicago's best talents of the time!) plays piano, and titles include "Bluish Grey", "The Elder", "Kenie-Konie", and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that play with light clicks. Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, small splits on the bottom seam, a couple of piece of tape, and some pen and a promo stamp on the back.)

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Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good- ... $24.99
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of spirituality that runs deeper than previously expressed. The key track in this vision is his brilliant modal number "Maiden Voyage" – one of those tunes that sounded totally fresh immediately, and which was picked up by many others as a jazz anthem during the 60s. The rest of the album's equally great – and features George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all making for a very hip lineup that really lets Herbie open up stylistically! Other titles include "Dolphin Dance", "Little One", and an original version of "Survival Of The Fittest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, some pen, and a couple of small stains on the back.)
Also available Maiden Voyage (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground ... LP
Winley, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a group that features George Benson on guitar, Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Willis Jackson on tenor sax, and Earl Williams on some massively funky drums! The music's a mix of funky jazz and gritty soul – put together with some really weird studio touches – including an uncredited male voice that comes in and out of the tracks, bad-rapping along with some very hip commentary. Ann Winley sings the female vocals on the set – often egged on by the dude – but the real charm of the record lies at the bottom – the wicked drums, funky basslines, and choppy instrumental bits that have gotten the set sampled plenty over the years. Titles include the classic "Smokin Cheeba Cheeba" alone, the groovy "Finger In It", a great breakbeat version of "Ain't No Sunshine" with a tenor solo by Willis Jackson, and the slow bluesy talking cut "Fed Up", a baaaad rap about a couple splitting up – done here in both vocal and instrumental versions. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Whitney HoustonWhitney ... LP
Arista, 1987. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy lyric sleeve. Cover has a couple of small stains.)
Also available Whitney ... CD 2.99

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Husker DuCandy Apple Grey ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... $4.99
Hüsker Dü's debut for Warner – just barely "bigger" and "more polished" soundwise than their pivotal SST canon – and all these years later stands as tall as one of the more timeless and influential rock albums to appear on a major label in the mid 80s! A couple of heart-on-sleeve, get-get-it-all-out emotional numbers point the way towards some of Bob Mould's work to come, but more of them recall the Hüsker Dü at near peak greatness. Includes "Crystal", "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely", "I Don't Know For Sure", "Sorry Somehow", "Too Far Down", "Hardly Getting Over It", "Eiffel Tower High", "Al This I've Done For You" and more. CD

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J Geils BandNightmares & Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, an unglued top seam, a sticker, and a name stamp on the back. Label has a name stamp.)

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Etta JamesEtta Is Betta Than Evvah! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the few funky late Chess gems for Etta James – recorded during the period when the company was owned by the All Platinum family of labels in New Jersey – with incredible vocals by Etta! Most of the record was cut in NJ, and features Etta's bluesy style meeting some nice funky arrangements by Mike Terry – plus a couple of tracks cut in Hollywood that fit right in stylistically. One of those is the strong opener "Woman (Shake Your Booty)" – with production credited to Etta – and other tracks include "Groove Me", "A Love Vibration","Only A Fool", "Jump Into Love", "Ain't No Pity In the Naked City" and a great version of Randy Newman's "Leave Your Hat On". This first ever CD version from Kent UK has 10 bonus tracks – featuring even more overlooked Chess recordings from the early-to-mid 70s – including a cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", "Down So Low", "Feeling Uneasy", Power Play", "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield", "Lovin' Arms" and more. CD

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Jo Jo GunneAsylum Recordings Vol 2 (Jumpin The Gunne/So Where's The Show – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Asylum/Wounded Bird, Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Tight early-to-mid 70s rock from Jo Jo Gunne –the post-Spirit group founded by that legendary combo's Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes – but by this point, Ande's had departed and Ferguson was Jo Jo Gunne's main gun! Asylum Recordings Volume 2 features the band's complete Jumpin The Gunne and So Where's The Show records from '73 and '74 – plus a couple bonus tracks that weren't released at the time. Fans of Spirit's far-reaching, post psych proclivities might not find a lot to love about Jo Jo Gunne's more focused, catchy as hell rock and roll – but whatever Jo Jo lacks in freewheeling creativity, in makes up for the good time exuberance. It's got some weird touches here and there, too – such as the steel drums in on Jumpin' The Gunne's "Getaway" and some spacey keyboards on So Where's The Show – but it's a straight up rockin' good time for the most part. Other tracks from that Jumpin'. . .include "I Wanna Love You", "To The Island', "Red Meat", "Neon City" and more. So Where's The Show cuts include the great title track, "I'm Your Shoe", "Falling Angels", "Into My Life" and more. 2 bonus tracks: "Good Goody Two Shows" and "Screamin' Mimi". CD

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JJ JohnsonJazz South Pacific ... LP
Regent, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Although this looks like it should be a hard bop version of tracks from the hit musical, it's actually just a swinging set of jazz featuring JJ Johnson on trombone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Rudy Williams on tenor. Short tracks with tight solos, and mostly swing standards as the song list, including "Perdido", "Man With A Horn","Mood Indigo", "St Louis Blues", "Stormy Weather", "One O'Clock Jump", "Stomping At The Savoy" and more. And the liner notes claim it was recorded in Guam, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click. Cover has a split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and some wear and pen on the back.)

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George JonesGrand Ole Opry's Newest Star (with download) ... LP
Starday/Reserve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 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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New Jack JonesWives & Lovers ... LP
Kapp, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
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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Quincy Jones/Jose FelicianoMackenna's Gold ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $7.99
A western soundtrack – but one that's groovier than you might expect, given that the music was done by Quincy and Jose! The general style is strings and western themes, but Quincy manages to put a bit of bounce at the bottom – using an electric bass in a syncopated style that's quite different from your average western score, and which gives a couple of tracks a nice gliding easy feel that sounds like some of Mancini's best in the early 70s. Jose sings the tune "Ole Turkey Buzzard" in both English and Spanish – and the tune itself is a pretty nice little number! Other tracks include "Soul Full Of Gold", "Waterhole Trek", "Massacre Montage", and "Apache Camp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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Vangelis KatsoulisSleeping Beauties – A Collection Of Early & Unreleased Works ... LP
Into The Light (Greece), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $22.99
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 ... LP
Jive, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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Kid Creole & The CoconutsWise Guy ... LP
Sire/Ze, 1982. Very Good- ... $3.99
Ha! This one really takes us back! The set was a massive breakthrough for August Darnell – one of his biggest hits since his day with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, with an equally appealing approach to the dancefloor. Tracks mix early 80s New York club styles with Darnell's mad retro/exotic take on the world – coming out with a sound that's slightly hokey, but equally catchy! Includes the hits "Annie (I'm Not Your Daddy)", "I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby", and "Stool Pigeon" – plus the cuts "Imitation", "I'm Corrupt", "No Fish Today", and "Loving You Made A Fool Out Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, a bit of sticker residue, and a small split on the bottom seam. Label has some marker, pen, and sticker residue.)

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Eric KlossGrits & Gravy ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good ... $12.99
Totally great work from a young Eric Kloss – grits, gravy, and a whole lot more! About half the record has Kloss blowing with a quartet that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – going for a style that's more towards the soulful end of Byard's modern approach – and featuring some incredibly well-crafted alto solos for his young age. The other half of the album features a strange but cool larger group – one with Teddy Charles on vibes, Billy Butler on guitar, and even some female backing vocals! The approach on these sides is like that on some of the George Braith and Freddie McCoy sides for Prestige – a great blend of groovy and funky, with a soulful undercurrent that's really sent home by Kloss' solos! A stunning album with a really unique blend of sounds – and titles that include "Repeat", "Grits & Gravy", "Gentle One", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks three and four. Cover has light wear, with a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Krzysztof KomedaComplete Recordings Of Krzysztof Komeda Vol 19 – Rosemary's Baby/Vampire Killers ... CD
Polonia Records (Poland), Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest soundtrack composers of all time! Komeda's score to Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby was one of his greatest works – and it brought his name and fame to a Western audience in the few brief years before his early death. The music is amazing – from the haunting "Lullaby" theme which is done in an airy floating vocal style, to the dirge-like Coven tracks which bring up the eerie quality of the film, to the spacey atmospheric tracks that still send shivers down our spine 30 years later! This CD version of the score features 21 tracks – way more than on the American version – and it's coupled here with the soundtrack to Vampire Killers, another wonderful score that's never been reissued! The approach on Vampire Killers is a bit lighter – with a cool groovy vocal group style that's mixed with darker moments, in a manner that's similar to some of Morricone's best work of the early 70s! The whole thing's fantastic – and the CD featuers 41 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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New LazerockBallad Of Mr. T (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Lance, 1982. Very Good (pic cover)... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a couple of light stains and a bit of light wear.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (2LP pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice gatefold sleeve with the great booklet! Cover has a small cutout hole in one corner.)

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin Wild". David Stone Martin cover, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some strips of clear tape, light wear, some seam splitting, a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal, and a couple of small stains.)

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LL Cool JRadio ... LP
Def Jam, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A hip hop milestone for the Def Jam label and early rap superstar LL Cool J! This the fantastic first LP for LL – one that really helped kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – and proved to be huge game changer for the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next couple of decades – even if his later records could never approach this unf***withable level. Tracks include "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "Rock The Bells", "Dangerous", "That's A Lie", "You'll Rock" and "I Can Give You More". A piece of history! LP, Vinyl record album
(A truly top shelf reissue – in celebration of Def Jam's 30th anniversary.)

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Julie LondonLatin In A Satin Mood ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good- ... $34.99
A sweet little swinger from Julie London – a record that goes for a bit of a Latin vibe, in ways that change things up nicely! Ernie Freeman handles the music, so the groove isn't really straight Latin – but more of a syncopated approach that's different from the smoother London sounds on other Liberty albums, topped with some bold trumpet flourishes and marimba bits, too – ala the sounds starting up over at A&M Records! Titles include "Perfida", "Adios", "Vaya Con Dios", "You Belong To My Heart", "Sway", and "Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a bit of seam splitting, with some marker, a bit of pen, a small light stain, and a couple of small edge rips on the back paste-on. Label has a sticker.)

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Lost BoyzLegal Drug Money ... CD
Universal, 1996. Used ... $2.99
With "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz", "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Shameless", "Legal Drug Money", "Keep It Real", "Is This Da Part?" and "Renee (A Ghetto Fairy Tale)". 14 tracks in all. CD
(Promotional sticker on booklet cover.)

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Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie ... LP
Vik, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
Lovely work from entertainer Gisele MacKenzie – working here in a sweet set of 50s RCA backings! Gisele's got help on the record from arrangers Sid Bass, Neal Hefti, and George Siravo – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to their tunes, and show the full range of the Gisele MacKenzie style at the time. Most numbers are jazzy, with a bit of strings – and although some numbers get a bit romantic, there's a surprising amount of swing in the set too – almost like some of Dinah Shore's work for the label. Titles include "You Are My Lucky Star", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "These Foolish Things", "Don't Worry About Me", and "On Top Of The World Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting, a couple of pieces of tape, a bit of tape residue on the bottom seam, light wear, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Herbie MannFlute Flight ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Better than you might think – and a nice set of flute-oriented hardbop that has Herbie Mann playing next to Belgian flautist Bobby Jaspar! The pair of them trade off lines in a couple of long tracks that have that Prestige "blowin' session" feel to them, with lots of spare rhythm playing in the back that lets the soloists wander amply in the front – and Jaspar takes over on main flute duties on some other tracks too. Other players include Tommy Flanagan, Joe Puma, Eddie Costa, and Doug Watkins – and tracks include "Bo Do", "Solacium", "Flute Bass Blues", and "Flute Bob". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG stamp.)