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CoupParty Music ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used .... $4.99
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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CoupSteal This Album ... CD
Dogday, 1998. Used .... $4.99
The Coup's third and arguably their best album – the late 90s classic Steal This Album! STA is much funkier than some of the later work from Boots and the Funkstress, but with just as sharp of a political vision. Now paired down to a duo, it's a tighter vision, and Boots vivid storytelling and barbed social commentary & satire lead the way over DJ Pam's beats. Includes "The Shipment", "Me And Jesus The Pimp In A 79 Granada Last Night", "20,000 Gun Salute", "Busterismology", "Breathing Apparatus", "The Repo Man Sings For You" featuring a great cameo by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, and "Underdogs". CD

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New John GraasJazzmantics/Coup De Graas ... CD
Mercury/Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1957. Used .... $9.99
2 great sessions by one of the most unique talents in jazz – 50s French Horn player John Graas, an amazing soloist, songwriter, and arranger! The first 9 tracks on the set are from the album Jazzmantics – a 1957 Decca session that features Graas working with a nonet that features a shifting cast of members that includes Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose, and Jack Sheldon. The album is one of the best examples of the 2nd wave of LA cool jazz from the time – and also one of the most obscure Decca sessions of the 50s. Titles include "Flip Tip", "ID", "Petite Poem", "Jazz Overture", "Jazz Chorale", "Free & Easy", and "Will Success Spoil Rock n Roll?" Next up is the Mercury session Coup De Graas – an equally great batch of west coast chamber jazz, and one that's far better than you'd guess from it's punning name. Art Pepper and Conte Candoli are again key parts of the group – making for a wonderfully sharp horn sound – and titles include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land Of Broken Toys", "Swing Nicely", "Blues Street", and "Rogersesque". CD also features one more bonus track – "Cordova" – from the album French Horn In Jazz. CD

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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 CoupKill My Landlord (single vinyl version) ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1993. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Boots, E Roc, and Pam the Funkstress bring the hip hop dialectic. From the glory days of revolutionary-Marxist-political rhymes in the early 90's when groups like the Coup and Digable Planets were quoting Mao and Franz Fanon instead of Iceberg Slim or the latest gangster flick. Although it's definitely all about "the cause", it's still good hip hop. And not everything is serious – on the "The Coup", it's funny to hear them they flip the styles from a bunch of NWA and Ice Cube songs (from "Straight Outta Compton" to "Once Upon A Time In The Projects") to tell the tale of an urban revolution. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve, with some waviness, and some peeled spots and a promo stamp on back.)
 
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Kevin CoelhoTurn It Up ... CD
Chicken Coup, 2013. Used .... $4.99
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Serge FranklinLe Grande Carnaval/Le Coupe De Sirocco ... CD
Music Box (France), 1979/1983. New Copy .... $18.99
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
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Medallions Featuring Vernon GreenSpeedin' ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $14.99
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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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 Kris KristoffersonPlease Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends – The Publishing Demos 1968-1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A dream come true for all of us who ever loved the incredible songs of Kris Kristofferson at the peak of his craft – his late 60s and early 70s publishing demos – never before released versions of some of his best songs ever in the raw, unvarnished mode we always longed for! It's amazing stuff, including many tracks that would go on to be Kristofferson standards – numbers that got a little too clean and glossy on some of his own LPs and as recorded by others, which is what makes this compilation such a revelation. A genuine coup for our friends at Light In The Attic and a presentation of some of our favorite songs of the era by anyone – done raw and real, the way we always wanted to hear them! The set's produced by Mark Linn, who is responsible for the excellent Karen Dalton archival releases on the Delmore label, and he does similarly great work for Kris. It includes an excellent booklet with reminiscences by Dennis Hopper and Merle Haggard, full lyrics and notes from Kristofferson – plus rare photos and liner notes by Michael Simmons. Includes "Me And Bobby McGee", "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends", "Smile At Me Again", "Border Lord", "Just The Other Side Of Nowhere", "Slow Down", "If You Don't Like Hank Williams", "When I Loved Her", "Billy Dee", "Getting By, High And Strange" and more. 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition and likely to go pretty quickly!)
 
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AceyaloneAll Balls Don't Bounce ... LP
Capitol, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP .... $9.99
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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Ademus & His PercussionistsLatin Favorites In Percussion ... LP
Acorn/Golden Tone, 1960s. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Cover has a bit of discoloration along the opening and a couple of small seam splits.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Soul! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good .... $7.99
One of Gene Ammons' classics from the 60s, and a straight ahead session of soul jazz tenor and piano, with drums by Art Taylor and a bit of extra conga from Ray Barretto. Nice rolling 60's soul jazz groove, and some nice piano comping behind Jug by Patti Brown and Walter Bishop Jr. Tracks include "Travelin", "Soft Summer Breeze", "Carbow", and "Song of The Islands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a partially worn edge that does not affect play. Cover has light wear, a bit of pen, and a couple of small seam splits.)

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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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Erykah BaduHealer (main, inst)/Real Thang (club version) ... 12-inch
Control Freaq, 2008. Very Good+ .... $19.99
A couple Madlib-produced tracks for Erykah Badu – one a highlight from Erykah's '08 masterpiece New Amerykah LP – plus the non-album track "Real Thang" (club version). "The Healer" is a stark, ominous and heavily broodling tune that shows up early on the LP and lets you know you're in for some a monster of hip hop funk mood piece! "Real Thang" has some horns in the mix, and would be a hit in a more tasteful mainstream of some uncharted alternate universe! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery (Happy Bird pressing) ... LP
Happy Bird (Germany), 1967. Sealed .... $11.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with a great sense of freedom – really stretching out on the album's long tracks. Gato never lets himself get too unfocused, though – and the album's an illustration of a side of his talents that was perhaps only shown this well on his recordings with Don Cherry. Players include Calo Scott on cello, Sirone on bass, and Bobby Kapp on drums – and the album's got a vibe that easily matches other ESP sets from the time by Charles Tyler or Sonny Simmons. Titles include "In Search Of The Mystery", "Obsession No 2", "Michelle", and "Cinematheque". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a bent corner, and the shrinkwrap has some shopwear and a couple of holes on the front.)

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Basic VocabCome Get With It (clean, inst)/Likeness (clean, dirty) ... 12-inch
AVX, 2006. Sealed .... $0.99
Another nice couple of tracks from Miami's Basic Vocab – with a sunny, grooved out sound that's anything but typical oughties Dirty South or any other trend. We're expecting good things to come from this crew. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Count BasieBasie Picks The Winners ... LP
Verve, 1965. Good+ .... $1.99
Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch! The set features a number of 60s standards, plus a few older tunes – all performed in a warm, buoyant tone that was every bit the best side of the Basie group in that decade. Players include Eric Dixon, Al Aarons, Al Grey, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – all bursting out of the group with tight short solos that really get the point across! Titles include "I'll Get By", "Watermelon Man", "Exodus", "I'm Walkin", and "Volare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, discoloration due to age, and a couple of small stains.)

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Count BasieFantail ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good .... $0.99
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(Cover has light wear, with a couple of stains on the back.)

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Count BasieInside Outside ... LP
Verve/VSP, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole, small splits on the top and bottom seams, light staining along the opening, and a couple of other light stains.)

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New 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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Elmer Bernstein/Johnn CashSons Of Katie Elder ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $16.99
Bernstein at his best – coming up with a strong and driving score, written to accompany this great little western that starred Dean Martin and John Wayne! The main theme's got a lot of punch, and is very much in a "Magnificent 7" mode, and the other tracks on the album are good variations of the style. There's one vocal number – "The Sons Of Katie Elder", sung by Johnny Cash – plus a recitation by John Wayne, called "Texas Is A Woman". Other tracks include "Katie's Bible", "Rebuked", "Memories Of Clearwater", and "Dangerous Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bit of seam splitting, a spot of tape with a small rip on the spine, a bit of pen, a couple of small stains, and WGN Library letters on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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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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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- .... $29.99
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!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing including the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1989. New Copy .... $13.99
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, concise 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!". 4 bonus tracks on this CD version: "Jack Of Spades (Extended Remix)", "You Must Learn (Live From Caucus Mountain Remix)", "Jack Of Spades (Instrumental)" and "Jack Of Spades (BDP Movie Mix)". CD
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP 29.99

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Brady BunchKids From The Brady Bunch ... LP
Paramount, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Brady Kids (plus a gaggle of professional studio ghosts, natch) lay out a couple of their hits from the show – and several covers of lightweight hits of the the early 70s for this agreeable batch of Grade A 70s camp! Beneath the topical amusement of these records are some pretty agreeable versions of these 70s hits. Plus, who needs those VH1 shows full of bad one-liners from pseudo celebs when you can play that game yourself with the real deal! Tracks include "Drummer Man","It's A Sunshine Day", "In No Hurry", "Playin The Field", "Love Me Do", "Keep On", "Candy", "Saturday In The Park", "Ben", and "You Need That Rock N Roll". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anne BriggsTime Has Come ... CD
CBS/Columbia, 1971. Used .... $8.99
A masterpiece of fragile, intimate folk songcraft from Brit folk legend Anne Briggs – her second of only a couple albums – and really about as good as any post 60s stripped down folk efforts we can think of! Anne penned most of the songs and plays guitar and bouzouki solo, given the work an intimacy and directness that's just the way it should be – and the contemporary songs are timelessly beautiful. Wonderful! Titles include "Sandman's Song", "Hight Lodge Hare", "Fire And Wine","Step Right Up", "Ride, Ride", "Clea Caught A Rabbit", "Tangled Man", "Wishing Well", "Standing On The Shore", "Everytime", "Fine Horseman" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New BroomfieldBroomfield (plus bonus track) ... CD
FTG, 1987. Used .... $8.99
Rare 80s soul from Al Broomfield – a nice little modern soul set with lots of groovy keys and soulful vocals from Broomfield! Broomfield is a sweetly grooving set with the bubbling synthy touches of the era in full force, with a warmth and genuine soul that keeps it fresh years later. The warm soul glow of the vocals and solid songwriting are nice, too, with hooks that could have made this a huge hit if got over, especially the couple of slow jams. Titles include "Where Do I Go From Here", "She Can't Get Serious", "Read My Letter", "Good Times", "You Better Get Ready", "Is It SO Hard", "Light Up The World" and more, plus the bonus track "Certain Kinds Of Weather". CD

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James BrownJames Brown Singles Volume 10 – 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Polydor/Hip-O Select, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $8.99 29.98
James Brown's funky singles from the mid-to-late 70s – Volume 10 in the complete singles series by The Godfather on Hip-O Select – and he's still killing it, one cut after another! This is a fascinating period for JB, in which the Godfather was still working hard, and more often than not, delivering top tier funky soul – but he wasn't hitting the charts like he used to, while those that he doubtlessly inspired were hitting pay dirt with his style. He's working in number of modes, from swaggering, taut and masterful takes on his personal stamp on classic funk, some bluesy soul, a rare couple of ballads, the Godfather covering the King and more. Even with the stylistic breadth, he never dispenses with what mad him great in the first place – doing his thing with a vigorous, sweaty groove unlike anyone else! Includes "Superbad, Supersick" (Parts 1 & 2), "Dooley's Junkyard Dogs", "Everbody Wanna Get Funky One More Time" (Parts 1 & 2), "I Refuse To Lose", "Bodyheat" (Parts 1 & 2)", "Home Again", "Give me Some Skin", "People Who Criticize", "Love Me Tender", "The Spank", "Nature" (Parts 1 & 2), "It's Too Funky In Here" and many more. CD
(Limited edition!)

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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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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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New 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
Also available Out Among The Stars (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 19.99

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New 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.)
Also available Out Among The Stars ... CD 12.99

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Don CherryArt Deco ... CD
A&M, 1989. Used .... $9.99
A late, straight side from Cherry, and a nice one at that! Cherry's joined by West Coast jazz men from his past James Clay, Charlie Haden And Billy Higgins, for a nice set with standards intermingled with the group's own tunes and a couple of Ornette numbers, too. The readings are crisp yet expansive, with these elder statesman delivering performances that betray the confidence they've built up over many years of playing. 10 tracks in all: "Art Deco", 'When Will The Blues Leave", "Body & Soul", "Bemsha Swing", "Maffy", "Folk Medley", "The Blessing", "Passing", "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face" and "Compute". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Clark FiveReturn! ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
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(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, with a couple of rips along the top edge of the back paste-on.)

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CleanVehicle (with download – plus bonus In-A-Live EP) ... LP
Flying Nun/Captured Tracks, 1990. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $26.99
The incredible dawn of the 90s album from The Clean – the hugely influential New Zealand post punk group that made some the most timeless indie guitar pop in decades! Stunningly, 1990's Vehicle is their first proper album – the group having earlier cemented their reputation on singles and a couple of compilations. It's astoundingly great! David Kilgour is rightly hailed these days as one of the most vital creative figures in indie pop the world over, but something about the chiming, just dissonant enough guitars and pop-leaning vocals of his work in The Clean – with fellow songwriter Brydie Scott and David's brother Hamish on drums – is really hard to top. Includes "Drawing To A Whole", "I Wait Around", "Bye Bye", "The Blue", "Dunes", "Home", "Diamond Shine", "Getting To You", "Big Soft Punch", "Big Cat", "I Can See" and "Gem". Also includes the bonus 12" EP In-A-Live – recorded during their late 80s reunion tour – with "Fish", "Anything Could Happen", "Flowers", "Paint That Think Somewhere Else" and "Whatever I Do Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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New CommonBE (deluxe edition with DVD) ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used CD/DVD .... $8.99
"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)". This special edition version includes a DVD – featuring 40 minutes of bonus video footage – interviews, live captures, behind-the-scenes material and more! CD

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Sam CookeSam Cooke (Up Front) ... LP
Up Front, 1960s. Very Good .... $6.99
Titles include "Summertime Pt. 1", "Stealing Kisses", "Ol' Man River", "All Of MY Life", "Tammy", "There I've Said It Again", "Almost In Your Arms", "I Thank God", and "Desire Me"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a couple of light stains.)

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Bob CooperShifting Winds ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good .... $19.99
Bob Cooper's smooth LA tenor is set in a band of "shifting wind" players like Jimmy Giuffre, Bud Shank, and Bob Enevoldson – along with other Kentonites like Shelly Manne and Stu Williamson. Kenton produced and presented this session, and it's one of the classic Capitol series releases that focus on his star sidemen from the early 50s. Tracks are short, with tight ensemble playing, and titles include "Drawing Lines", "Sunset", "Tongue Twister", and "Hot Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy turquoise label Canadian pressing. Vinyl has a couple of marks that play with light clicks. Cover has a split top seam, small splits on the other seams, and a small mark from sticker removal, with an ink stamp and some stains on the back.)

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Couperin (Louis & Francois)Pieces De Clavecin (Pieces For Harpsichord) – Albert Fuller ... LP
Nonesuch, 1972. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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(Cover has a promotional sticker and a few pieces of tape.)

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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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Dashiell feat Wildchild, PEACE, Bicasso & OthersIf You Let It/Land Of Naughty Hydro Bobbles ... 7-inch
LLBB Beats, 2006. Near Mint- .... $0.49
A bumping couple of underground cuts from the Bay Area – both produced by Dashiell with a raw, keys and beats based production that we love – and rhymes by Cali luminaries! "If You Let It" features rhymes by Wildchild, PEACE, Bicasso (Living Legends) and Pigeon John – plus scratches by Bobafett. It has a freestyle feel, but the rhymes are uncommonly strong if they really are off the cuff! The flip "Land Of Naughty Hydro Bobbles" features Strugglenaut – and uses a little bit of piano for a chilling effect. Nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Martin DennyTaste Of Hits ... LP
Liberty, 1964. Very Good .... $3.99
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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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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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Dinner At The ThompsonsDigital Audio Trip Together EP ... LP
Earth At Work (France), 2013. New Copy .... $13.99
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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DiverseExplosive (Caural rmx, orig)/Ain't Right (DJ Mitsu the beats rmx & rmx inst, orig)/RJ's Cuts ... 12-inch
Chocolate Industries, 2003. Very Good (pic cover).... $6.99
"Explosive" is right! The A-side here is a furiously cut and scratched pounder, courtesy of RJD2, with a great guest vocal spot by Lyrics Born. We're really starting to warm up to RJD2 in a big way around here; some of the ubiquitous DJ's work of the past couple of years kind of rubbed us as just a little too hip and cold, but more recent work (particularly on the Soul Position and Diverse full lengths) is steeped in some of the most seriously catchy and skillful turntable wizardry around. If anyone were to ask for our top 5 hip hop singles of '03, be they indie, major or galactic, "Explosive" would certainly be on there. Madlib touches the flip side "Ain't Right" with his trademark jazzy-mellow sound washes, and a fast, post-drum & bass beat clip. Pure greatness, on both sides! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Japanese exclusive pressing! Cover has a partially unglued top seam. Label has some marker.)

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Double XX PossePut Ya Boots On ... LP
Big Beat, 1992. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Nice debut LP on the Big Beat label loaded down with early 90s east coast boom bap – Self produced for the most part by Sugar Ray and BK with a sound similar to the early DITC projects, and couple of head nodding cuts by T Ray too. 13 cuts in all, including "Not Gonna Be Able To Do It", "The Headcracker", "School Of Hard Knocks", "Put Ya Boots On", "The Pure thing", "Somethin Funky Ta Step To", "Get Ya Props Up", "Girls Be Frontin", "Ruffneck", "Addicted To The Game", "Executive Class II", "We Got It Goin On" and "Get Mines Or Get Naked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Na Hawa DoumbiaLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 (plus download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 18.99
An early recording by Malian singer Na Hawa Doumbia – made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 – which finds her backed by guitar, keyboards and raw drums that starkly frame her voice in a great way! It's that voice that really carries this recording – it's piercing, emotional and beautiful – and the raw accompaniment serves her really well. The set has 4 long, hypnotic songs: titles include "Ko Ro Dia (A Mamaye Drame L'Inoubliable)", "Dan Te Dinye La", "Sanaya (A Sidi Konate Pour Tourjours)" and "Kungo Sogoni". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a limited coupon for MP3 download.)

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Bob DylanAnother Self Portrait 1969 to 1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (3LP plus 2CD) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 LPs & 2 CDs .... $64.99 89.98
The 10th in Columbia's essential Bootleg Series of archival unreleased Dylan – and for us, this one gets immediate placement among the best in the series – for finding the diamonds in the rough from the turbulent 1969-1971 period! It features a bunch of previously unreleased versions of songs from Self Portrait and New Morning – along with a handful of live recordings and otherwise unreleased gems. It's fascinating stuff, especially the songs from Self Portrait! That album is such a weird hodgepodge of styles, it was rejected by even the most ardent Dylan worshippers at the time. Here in blueprint versions, the songs have a ragged charm that really comes through in a big way! The set also has a bunch of alternate versions of songs from New Morning, a couple from Nashville Skyline and other odds and ends. It's bookended by incredible demos – opening with an acoustic guitar backed "I Went To See The Gypsy" and closing with a piano version of the eternally great "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – and it's filled with underappreciated Self Portrait songs like "Little Sadie", "All The Tired Horses", "Wigwam" and more in sparer settings, sans the overdubs of the LP version. Also includes alternate versions of New Morning material, including "Time Passes Slowly #1", "Working On A Guru", "If Dogs Run Free" and "New Morning" – some WITH orchestral or horn overdubs, as opposed to the stripped down Self Portrait versions. Other rarities from '69-'71 include a different version of "Country Pie", plus "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "Highway 61 Revisited" with The Band at Isle Of Wight. 35 tracks in all – including a thick, beautifully illustrated booklet – with notes by one-time Self Portrait hater Greil Marcus! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl box set includes all 35 tracks on 3LPs and on 2CDs – plus the booklet is all the more beautiful in 12" X 12"!)
Also available Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (4CD deluxe edition – with 2 hardcover books and the complete Isle Of Wight set) ... CD 99.99

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Bob DylanAnother Self Portrait 1969-1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (4CD deluxe edition – with 2 hardcover books and the complete Isle Of Wight set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $99.99 119.98
The 10th in Columbia's essential Bootleg Series of archival unreleased Dylan – and for us, this one gets immediate placement among the best in the series – for finding the diamonds in the rough from the turbulent 1969-1971 period! It features a bunch of previously unreleased versions of songs from Self Portrait and New Morning – along with a handful of live recordings and otherwise unreleased gems. It's fascinating stuff, especially the songs from Self Portrait! That album is such a weird hodgepodge of styles, it was rejected by even the most ardent Dylan worshippers at the time. Here in blueprint versions, the songs have a ragged charm that really comes through in a big way! The set also has a bunch of alternate versions of songs from New Morning, a couple from Nashville Skyline and other odds and ends. It's bookended by incredible demos – opening with an acoustic guitar backed "I Went To See The Gypsy" and closing with a piano version of the eternally great "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – and it's filled with underappreciated Self Portrait songs like "Little Sadie", "All The Tired Horses", "Wigwam" and more in sparer settings, sans the overdubs of the LP version. Also includes alternate versions of New Morning material, including "Time Passes Slowly #1", "Working On A Guru", "If Dogs Run Free" and "New Morning" – some WITH orchestral or horn overdubs, as opposed to the stripped down Self Portrait versions. Other rarities from '69-'71 include a different version of "Country Pie", plus "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "Highway 61 Revisited" with The Band at Isle Of Wight. 35 tracks in all – including a thick, beautifully illustrated booklet – with notes by one-time Self Portrait hater Greil Marcus! The limited deluxe edition all the more incredible, honestly – adding the first ever complete releas of Dylan's 1969 Isle Of Wight performance – newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes – plus a larger hardcover expanded booklet and and extra hardcover book with photographs and more, titled Time Passes Slowly. CD
(Limited deluxe edition 4CD edition – in a slipcase and including 2 hardcover books. Beautiful!)
Also available Another Self Portrait 1969 to 1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (3LP plus 2CD) ... LP 64.99

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Ronnie DysonCouples Only (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- .... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Eek-A-MouseMouseketeer ... LP
Greensleeves, 1984. New Copy (reissue).... $10.99 11.98
A mid 80s classic from Eek-A-Mouse! The Mouse's creative peak really hit a high point just a couple years in the decade – and it kept going for quite while – including this steller record from '84. It's among Eek-A-Mouse's best albums ever – featuring the masterful backing of the Roots Radics, and production by Henry Junjo Lawes. Includes "Queen Elizabeth", "Star, Daily News, Or Gleaner", "Atlantis Lover", "Treason", "Anarexol", "Chip Out, "Don't Run And Cry", "How I Got My Name" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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EminemCurtain Call – The Hits ... LP
Shady/Interscope, 1990s/2000s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
A batch of some of the best and/or biggest hits from one of the most singular talents in the history of hip hop – love him or loathe him! Most of our favorite Shady tracks either pre-date many of the ones here or were buried on the LPs (such is the case with most greatest hits packages) but it's still worth picking up if you don't have all the LPs, particularly the lesser later couple! It includes a few new tracks, to boot. 17 tracks on 2LPs (including the intro): "Fack", "The Way I Am", "My Name Is", "Stan" (main version plus live bonus version feat Elton John), "Lose Yourself", "Without Me", "Like Toy Soldiers", "The Real Slim Shady", "Mocking Bird", "Guilty Conscience" feat Dr Dre, "Just Lose It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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EmotionsSunshine ... LP
Stax, Early 70s/1977. Very Good .... $0.99
Earlier Stax work recorded by The Emotions, not issued at the time and packaged together into a pretty great album during the time of the girls' bigger fame on Columbia! The work here is surprisingly great – not really filler at all, and in a style that's almost hipper than any of the material that appeared on the trio's two full albums for the label. There's a definite 70s current running through most of the tracks – soul that's less sweet and more sophisticated than other older sides, and which really shows that the leap from Stax to Columbia wasn't a very big one at all. Titles include a great version of "Put A Little Love Away", plus "Shouting Out Love", "Anyway You Look At It", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Running Back & Forth", and "Baby I'm Through". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a couple of small stains.)

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Ensemble PearlEnsemble Pearl ... CD
Drag City, 2013. New Copy .... $8.99
Droning soundscapes with dreamy atmosphere and ominous twists and turns from Ensemble Pearl! The ensemble is an international one – featuring Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley, plus Atsuo from Boris, Boris-affiliate Michio Kurihara, William Herzog and guests – and their eponymous record for Drag City is one of cooler avant instrumental projects on DC in recent memory. It apparently came together from material recorded for a theater project a couple years earlier – and it has a bit of tripped out, spooky soundtrack-y feel to show for it – but it stands really strongly as a headphones experience all its own! Includes "Ghost Parade", "Painting On A Corpse", "Wray", "Island Epiphany", "Giant" and "Sexy Angle". CD

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Eric B & RakimLet The Rhythm Hit Em ... LP
MCA, 1990. Very Good- .... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & waviness.)

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Roky EricksonGremlins Have Pictures (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold .... $13.99
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)", "Bermuda", "Burn The Flames", "I'm A Demon" and "The Beast". CD
Also available Gremlins Have Pictures (with download and bonus 7" single) ... LP 22.99

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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 .... $22.99
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".)
Also available Gremlins Have Pictures (LP style sleeve) ... CD 13.99

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Betty Everett & Jerry ButlerDelicious Together ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Very Good- .... $7.99
Betty Everett and Jerry Butler certainly are delicious together – and the pair have more than enough great energy to hold on strong throughout this entire album of duets! Although Motown is probably best remembered as the home of the male/female duet mode of the 60s – Vee Jay certainly helped get things started with this great album – one that matches Jerry's Iceman vocals with Betty's warmer, younger approach – a pairing that comes off surprisingly well on the album's variety of numbers! Johnny Pate arranged, and titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam and some wear, with a couple of light stains and some pen on the back.)

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New Exploding Star Orchestra (Rob Mazurek)We Are All From Somewhere Else (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Shortwave, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $29.99
An amazing blend of astral jazz and atmospheric orchestral soundscapes – composed and directed by coronetist Rob Mazurek! Exploding Star Orchestra is an apt name, but it's more of a bright and glorious explosion than a calamitous one – a sweeping couple of soundtracky suites that's the culmination of a couple years of work by Mazurek and a major contribution from Nicole Mitchell on flute – plus Jeb Bishop on trombone, Corey Wilkes on flugelhorn, Jeff Parker on guitar, John McEntire on marimba and tubular bells, John Herndon on drums, Jim Baker on piano & ARP, Jazon Adasiewicz on vibes, Matthew Lux on bass, Mike Reed on drums, percussion & saw, and others. It's part informed improvisation, part boundary free composition, and pretty wonderful all the way through! We expected something special, but this one goes above and beyond. Following the Frequency project by about 6 months, this is the second near classic avant garde jazz album on Thrill Jockey in a relative short stretch! 2 multi-part titles: The 70s style soul jazz groover "Sting Ray And The Beginning Of Time" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Psycho-Tropic Electric Eel Drum and Part 4), "Cosmic Tomes For Sleep Walking Lovers" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 – Fifteen Wais Towards A Finite Universe, and Part 5) – and the mellow, piano led centerpiece "Black Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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FannyFanny Hill ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good .... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing, including the lyric insert. Cover has ring & edge wear, a couple of small light stains, and some minor seam splitting.)

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Jerry FieldingAdvise & Consent ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good .... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a small rip on the bottom seam, a spot of tape with some peeling on the spine, a bit of pen, and a couple of ink stamps on the back.)

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Roberta FlackOasis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. New Copy .... $29.99
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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New 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 ... CD 9.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. Used .... $9.99
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 ... CD 13.99

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New FugsTenderness Junction ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Good+ .... $9.99
One of the most fully-formed albums from The Fugs – still quite hippy dippy, but with a focus that's sometimes missing in their other work! And despite the somewhat major label placement of the set, there's arguably even more power here than on the group's earlier indie sides – thanks to strong use of the best elements that make up the tunes. There's still a great mix of styles going on – from Buddist chanting, to sing-song poetry, to some countrified rock – and the album's got enough room for playful detours, but always snaps back into some stronger song-based modes. Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso both make guest appearances, and titles include "Exorcising The Evil Spirits From The Pentagon October 21, 1967", "War Song", "Dover Beach", "Turn On/Tune In/Drop Out", "Wet Dream", "Hare Krishna", and "Aphrodite Mass". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and some sticker remnants on the front along the bottom. Label has a couple of small stains.)

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Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Funk MastersLove Money 86/Fort Knox/Love Money ... 12-inch
Master Funk/Tai Wan (UK), 1986. Very Good- .... $19.99
Nice disco funk from this apparently one-off project, a couple of cuts that are sought after for mixing into deep house and loft style sets by DJs around Chicago. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker.)

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Gap BandGap Band 8 ... LP
Total Experience, 1986. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Later, largely slept on pop funk and soul from The Gap Band – working confidently in a mid 80s boogie soul mode with a couple of solid slow jams and that funky synthesizer groove which they had pretty much perfected by this point! The Gap Band's way of inflecting easygoing 80s soul and more ballad-y numbers with funky synth & bass, as well as diverse styles of percussion is a big piece of the pie at this point in their career – as is the supremely catchy songwriting. Definitely an overlooked Gap Band effort worth revisiting! Includes "Big Fun", "I Can't Live Without Your Love", "Get Loose, Get Funky", "Don't Take It Away", "I'll Always Love You", "Bop B Da Da (How Music Came About)", "I Owe It To Myself" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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GastonGaston ... CD
Chocolate Cholly's, 1982. Used .... $9.99
A mix of post disco soul sophistication and laidback funky numbers from Gaston – a welcome approach from the early 80s era – a time when too many contemporary soul acts moved towards a more overly polished vibe! Gaston's self-titled LP is just polished enough – with a bright sound, lead and call-and-response harmony vocals, bouncy bass lines, soulful keys and sweet synths. Fun party soul jams and a couple of tasteful ballads, too! Titles include "Mind Sticker", "You Don't Love Me", "Broken Record", "You Turn Me On", "Benny Hill", "Here A Funk, There A Funk, Everywhere A Funk Funk", "Love Is Gonna Getcha" and "We Come To Take Control". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gastr Del SolMirror Repair EP ... LP
Drag City, 1995. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellYou're All I Need ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Near Mint- .... $12.99
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – definitely all you need, if you're looking for Motown duet work of the 60s! The album's possibly the best-remembered from the pair – filled with classics that really define the Marvin duo mode – sublime little tunes that have Gaye and Terrell trading lines back and forth, almost as if they were conversing together as a romantic couple! Production is sublime – handled by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol – and the grooves have a great mix of high moments and low-dipping notes, which further underscores the depths of feeling in the vocal performances. The title cut's one that we never tire of hearing – and the LP's got lots of other nice moments, including "Come On & See Me", "I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby", "Memory Chest", "Give In You Just Can't Win", and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has small cutout notch.)

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GenesisThree Sides Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Cover has a light wear and a couple of light stains.)

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Don GereWerewolves On Wheels ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99
Don Gere's dusty, jangly soundtrack to the bikers and werewolves and satanists (oh my!) epic Werewolves On Wheels – a pretty great one with spare, post folk psych atmosphere, a little bit of groovy country rock, eerily percussive errata and choice soundbites from the flick! Finders Keepers has a knack for describing their great and obscure soundtrack and otherwise oddball discoveries that goes well beyond ours – they describe Don Gere as a "disjointed psych rock stoner" and the sound as "ritualistic commune country". We can't speak for Don's personality, but they pretty much nail the vibe! Most importantly, it works fine as trippy leftfield psychedelia and groovy country rock even without the crazy context of the movie – with a couple solid vocal tunes, fuzzed out instrumentals (particularly the "Ritual" tracks), sparer bits of tension and classic style B-movie biker elements. Includes "Werewolves On Wheels (Main Theme)", "Mount Shasta Home", "Ritual", "Ritual 2", "The Devil's Advocates", "One Foot In Heaven", "Burning Grass", "Tarot", "Tarot Trail", "Dust Bowl", "Ritual 3", "Werewolves On Wheels (End Theme)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul GiovanniWicker Man – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Silva, 1973. Used .... $16.99
One of the maddest soundtracks you'll ever buy – a strange mix of folksy tunes, sound effects, and odd noisy bits – recorded for the equally odd film of the same name! The record is impossible to describe accurately, but it's a really dark one – strangely fragile at some moments, with a sing-song intensity that almost makes it feel like some of the late 80s pagan folk efforts of David Tibet! The CD divides the music up into 2 sections – Songs From Summerisle, Ballads Of Seduction, Fertility, & Ritual Slaughter – and more incidental music from the film. The first section is really the greatest – and features 11 haunting folksy (really acid folksy) tracks that include "Corn Rigs", "Gently Johnny", "Maypole", "Fire Leap", "Chop Chop", "Procession", "Summer Is A Coming In", and "The Landlord's Daughter". The second half is still great too – but a bit more conventional – and features 5 more numbers, most in "suite" form, including "The Masks/The Hobby Horse", "Opening Music/Loving Couples/The Ruined Church", "Searching For Rowan", and "Appointment With The Wicker Man". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Marty GoldFor Sound's Sake ... LP
RCA, 1964. Very Good- .... $0.99
A set that has Marty Gold really pushing the needle into the red – using lots of jazzy inflections to expand the dynamic range of the instrumentals on the set – with key solo work by players who include Phil Bodner and Jerome Richardson on reeds, as well as Joe Wilder on trumpet. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "Memories Of You", "Yesterdays", "All The Things You Are", "I Love Paris", "El Cumbanchero", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a spot of tape on the spine, a couple of rips, some splitting and tape on the bottom seam, and some promo stamps and pen on the back.)

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George GruntzPercussion Profiles ... LP
ECM, 1978. Very Good- .... $7.99
Not a various artists collection, as you might guess from the cover – but a cool extended piece – with keyboards by Gruntz, plus percussion from Dom Um Romaeo, David Friedman, Pierre Favre, and Jack DeJohnette! Includes drums, cymbals, gongs, vibes, marimba, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a couple of marks that click a bit. Cover has a cutout notch and some stains on the back.)

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Leon HaywoodNaturally (with bonus tracks) ... CD
20th Century/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the best records ever by Leon Haywood! Leon, naturally, delivers masterfully here – on a funkier record than we would have expected for the dawn of the 80s, with a couple equally great smoother moments – and it features a couple of his bigger hit singles, to boot! On one hand, Leon is skirting the trendier studio touches of the immediate post disco era, by working in more timeless funky soul style. On the other hand, he embraces the coming rap revolution on the closing "Lovers Rap", and proves he can hang with the changing scene as well as anybody. Great stuff! "Daydream", "Don't Push It Don't Force It", "Love is What We Came Here For", "If You're Lookin' For A Night Of Fun (Look Past Me, I'm Not The One)", "Who You Been Giving It Up To?", "That's What Time It Is", and "If You're Lookin' for a Night of Fun". Bonus tracks on this version from Big Break include "Daydream (12" Disco Mix)", plus the single versions of "If You're Lookin' For A Night Of Fun (Look Past Me, I'm Not The One)", "Don't Push It Don't Force It" and "Daydream". CD

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HeatwaveCentral Heating ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good- .... $0.99
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a couple of marks from sticker removal.)

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New Pierre HenryL'Apocalypse ... CD
Universal (France), 1968. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
The complete five part version of Pierre Henry's amazing "L'Apocalypse De Jean" – recorded in 1968, but presented here for the first time ever in its entirety! The expanded recording further takes off from the dark, spooky quality of the shorter original – with a sublime mix of low-end noise and other sounds, all in that groundbreaking Henry electronic spirit of the 60s. Jean Negroni delivers spoken passages between all the electronics – and the five passages bear the subheadings of "Dans L'Adoration Le Livre Aux Sept Sceaux Est Recu", "Les Premieres Detresses Le Septime Sceau Et Les Sept Trompettes", "Les Sept Signes", "Les Six Coupes", and "Le Judgement". CD

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Mark HollisMark Hollis ... LP
Ba Da Bing, 1998. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99
The strong, slept on solo release from the Mark Hollis – singer and voice of Talk Talk! Unlike the last two Talk Talk records this is all acoustic (guitar, piano, clarinet, bassoon, harmonium) which really focuses on the prettier aspects of Mark Hollis' composing/songwriting. But, much like the last couple albums by Talk Talk, it's completely sublime! Tracks include "The Colour of Spring", "Watershed", "The Gift", "A New Jerusalem" and "Daily Planet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael HurleyHi Fi Snock Uptown (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Raccoon/Future Days, 1972. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Raw & rambling folk sounds from Michael Hurly – recorded in early '72 – some of his better material of the era, living up to if not surpassing his Armchair Boogie of a couple years earlier! Michael's in seemingly amiable spirit here on some tunes, and standing on shakier ground or in scarier waters at other points, with some country rock tinged jams and weirdo troubadour numbers. Titles include "Blue Driver", "Water Train", "The Sun Is Slowly Sinking", "I'm Worried, I'm Worried", "In Florida", "Lilly Pads Upon The Pond", "Trinidad" and more. CD
(Deluxe gatefold tip-on CD sleeve.)

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Jerry InmanYou Betchum! ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ .... $0.49
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(Cover has a cutout notch and a couple of light stains.)

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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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J DillaLost Scrolls Vol 1 (10" single) ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl/Ruff Draft, 2013. New Copy (pic cover).... $12.99 14.98
The first in the Lost Scrolls series of unreleased J Dilla recordings – and a pretty strong representation of Dilla's strength son a few different levels – with a couple cuts featuring Dilla on the mic , a prime level (almost) instrumental, plus a nice one with rhymes by his brother Illa J with friend and favorite Detroit player Frank Nitt! Yancey family friend Nitt put the project together, and he's off to a good start here. So few are the posthumous releases of music by departed heroes and heroines that are worthy of their legacies, that it's all the more gratifying! This is a promising first look at the Lost Scrolls! Includes "Dewitt To Do It" and "Smack A B**ch" both with rhymes by Dilla, "The Throwaway" by The Yancey Boys (J Dilla & Illa J) featuring Frank Nitt joining Illa J on the rhymes, plus the Dilla instrumental "Ruff And Rugged". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ahmad JamalPiano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $4.99
Early work by Jamal, recorded back when he was really turning heads with his sophisticated approach to the piano. The album's all trio material – played in Jamal's piano/bass/guitar drumless format, which leaves the notes just floating in air, swirling around in smoky clouds of imagination. Titles include an early reading of "Poinciana", plus "Ahmad's Blues", "Aki & Ukthay", "Billy Boy", and "Pavanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and light stains on the back.)

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New 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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Jethro TullThick As A Brick ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $4.99
Jethro Tull's classic prog album–or is it a parody of a prog album? The LP-length "song", filled with dense lyrics, alternates between hard rock, English folk, and classical. LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing early pressing – in the full newspaper-like cover. Cover has some wear and a couple of stains.)
Also available Thick As A Brick ... CD 3.99

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Jo Jo GunneAsylum Recordings Vol 1 (Jo Jo Gunne/Bite Down Hard – bonus tracks) ... CD
Asylum/Wounded Bird, Early 70s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
The first 2 albums for Asylum by post-Spirit rockers Jo Jo Gunne – the self-titled set and the follow-up Bite Down Hard – back-to-back with a couple of bonus tracks, to boot! Jo Jo Gunne the album, from 1972, is probably the they'd ever put out – a straight-forward set that's blends a bottom end heft with some swaggery bits of boogie and touches of southern rock – despite the band's LA roots. Titles include "Run Run Run", "Babylon", "I Make Love", "99 Days", "Flying Home" and more. Bite Down Hard rocks a bit harder still, but it grooves nicely, too – with some great harmony vocals and a nice bit of piano in the mix. Includes ""Ready Freedy", "Roll Over Me", "60 Minutes To Go", "Broken Down Man", "Rhoda" and more. 3 bonus tracks on Volume 2 of the Asylum Recordings – a demo version of "Rhoda", plus "Sally Pine" and "Rivers Rising". 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 .... $10.99
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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General JohnsonGenerally Speaking (Japanese pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
A great solo album by this member of Chairmen of the Board – done with some wicked Holland Dozier Holland production, at a level that almost makes Johnson sound heavier here than in his work with his more famous group! The vocals have that same sort of crazy pinched sound that he had with The Chairmen, and there's loads of great original tunes here – plus a few Chairmen numbers, thrown into the mix, in the way that things sometimes got repeated on the Invictus label – but that's OK with us, because the tunes are so great. The grooves are nice and bouncy – and cuts include "God's Gift To Man", "Every Couple's Not A Pair", "I'll Never Get Tired Of You", "Mary Lou Thomas", and "My Credit Didn't Go Through". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Only Time Will Tell" in vocal and instrumental versions, plus "Savannah Lady", and "I'm In Love Darling". CD

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Johnny Jones & OthersSession Years 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy .... $6.99
Jumpin' rhythm & blues from Johnny Jones – excellent, exciting recordings in more of an r&b revue sound than the more definitively blues based numbers later on – big collection of numbers devided between sessions with The Jimmy Beck Orchestra and The Imperial Seven, aka The Beat Boys. Given the largeish backing, the numbers have a jumpin' groove, but the players keeping it tight enough that some bluesy intimacy is still there in the fabric. Some sessions feature alternate lead vocalists, a few with Earl Gaines, a couple with Larry Birdsong, plus Charles Walker, Levert Allison and others. 35 tracks in all! "Every Night In The Week", "Now That We're Together", "Best Of Luck Baby", "Slave To Love", "Fiesta", "Oh Baby", "I'm Going Home", "Slow Down Baby", "Mercy On My Soul". "24 Hours A Day", "Pickin' Berries" and more. CD

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New K-SoloTell The World My Name ... LP
Atlantic, 1990. Near Mint- .... $24.99
K-Solo's long hard to find first LP for the Hit Squad, with some classic early 90s trunk rattling funky PMD beats – underneath his relentless rhyme style! Gruff, funk beats and samples underneath booming rhymes. K-Solo's couple of LPs for Atlantic didn't really get their due back in the day, and it's high quality, blueprint hip hop all the way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease along the opening.)

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Kanye West808s & Heartbreak (plus CD, double-sided poster and lyric sheet) ... LP
Roc-A-Fella, 2008. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue).... $36.99 38.98
A darkness tinged departure for Kanye West – his electro hip hop soul tome 808s & Heartbreak! Kanye's albums are always newsworthy, but this one really divided opinions as sharply as any major release of 2008. We'll go on the record with some real love for this sometimes confounding, often brilliant batch of tracks. Kanye is mostly singing on this one, and brazenly flaunting the Auto-Tune vocal fad to a point in which he's basically daring you to hate him for it – but the deep, dark and confessional storytelling and mostly downbeat tone of the songs offsets the arch trendiness almost completely. It's an interesting dichotomy, but it it works, giving some fairly morose songs a needed light touch. Ultimately, this is a brave record for Kanye, recorded in a year that must have been truly wrenching for him emotionally – and it's not the kind of set that most people are going to love the first time they hear it. It took us a couple spins to soak it in, but we'll call it a success! Tracks include "Say You Will", "Welcome To Heartbreak", "Heartless", "Amazing", the hit "Love Lockdown", "Street Lights", "Coldest Winter" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP reissue includes the CD, double sided poster & lyric sheet.)

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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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Curtis Knight ZeusSecond Coming (with bonus track) ... CD
Sanctuary/Lemon (UK), 1974. New Copy .... $6.99
Raw and dirty proggish hard rock from Curtis Knight Zeus – with lumbering drums, heavy organ grooves, gritty vocals and blazing guitars! There's a post psychedelic vibe to this record, blues based rock with trippy touches and female backing vocals, and a hard hitting sound. The guitars come courtesy of the great Fast Eddie Clarke – who in a couple years would change hard rock forever in Motorhead. Vocalist Curtis Knight once put out a record in the mid 60s with young Jimi Hendrix as his lead guitarist – the guy sure did manage to roll with legendary rock guitarists – and he sings with a similar rough hewn blues & soul style as Jimi. Titles include "Zeus", "New Horizon", "Silver Queen", "Mysterious Lady", "Road Song", "Eyes Of A Child", "Oh, Rainbow" and more, plus the bonus track "The Devil Made Me Do It". CD

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Krzysztof KomedaComplete Recordings Of Krzysztof Komeda Vol 19 – Rosemary's Baby/Vampire Killers ... CD
Polonia Records (Poland), Late 60s. Used .... $18.99
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 Steve LacyStraight Horn Of Steve Lacy ... LP
Candid, 1960. Sealed .... $9.99
The only thing "straight" about Steve Lacy's horn is its shape – as the soprano sax here is used in some extremely inventive and modern ways, especially for the date of the session! We don't think we're going out on a limb to say Lacy is one of the foremost melodic improvisors of his time, and easily one of the most talented soprano players too – and his early date as a leader shows both his forward looking involvement with the avant garde (he'd played with Cecil Taylor just before this date and does a couple of his compositions here) and a career-long fascination with Thelonious Monk. Although the group here is piano-less – with Charles Davis on baritone sax, John Ore on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – there's a definite Monk-like edge to many of the numbers, carried off especially by the sharp turns in Lacy's horn! Titles include "Criss Cross", "Air", "Donna Lee", "Louise", "Played Twice", and "Inrospection". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing – in nice shape!)
 
 
 



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