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New CoupKill My Landlord ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1993. Used ... 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. Tracks include "Dig It", "Not Yet Free", "I Know You", "Last Blunt", "Funk", "Fo Da Money", "Foul Play" and more. CD
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New Kip HanrahanCoup De Tete ... CD
American Clave/Enja (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book
(Initial copies are signed by author Brian Coleman! Quantities extremely limited – get 'em while we got em!)

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

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

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New Danger DoomMouse And The Mask ... LP
Epitaph, 2005. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it focuses on the more offbeat styles of the older rhythmic genre – and picks up lots of weird little twists and turns in the electric instrumentation, and really moves them to the forefront! There's plenty of cool guitar, organ, and even a bit of theremin – laid out over tight forward-moving cumbia rhythms – and titles include "La Patrona", "Tzantza Soul", "Coup De Poudre", "Mistery Of Zangbetos", and "Virgenes Del Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)
 
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Aarons & AckleyYou & I ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light edge wear, a cutout hole, a bit of pen, and a couple of stains.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, some splitting on the other seams, a bit of sticker residue, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyLove, Sex, And The Zodiac ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- ... $24.99
A classic from Cannoball and producer-partner David Axelrod – truly great stuff and maybe even better than the Zodiac set Cannonball did for Capitol! The formula is similar to that one – with David Axelrod producing, electric keyboards by Hal Galper and George Duke, spacey solos by Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and some very hip recitations by Rick Holmes on love, sex, and the zodiac! Holmes is best known as the chappie who cut "Remember To Remember" years later with Roy Ayers – but this album's got a similar "wisdom and knowledge" feel that's pretty wonderful. Titles include "Aquarius: Humanity Plus", "Cancer: All Sides", "Leo: Rosebud", "Aries: Damn Right", "Gemini: Ecstasy", and "Virgo: For Pam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some light stains, and a couple of small peeled marks on the back along the bottom.)

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New Eddy ArnoldChristmas With Eddy Arnold ... CD
RCA, 1961. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles include "Christmas Can't Be Far Away", "White Christmas", "Up On The Housetop", "Will Santa Come To Shanty Town" and more. CD
Also available Christmas With Eddy Arnold ... LP 6.99

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New Eddy ArnoldChristmas With Eddy Arnold ... LP
RCA, 1961. Sealed ... $6.99
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles include "Christmas Can't Be Far Away", "White Christmas", "Up On The Housetop", "Will Santa Come To Shanty Town" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a cutout notch.)
Also available Christmas With Eddy Arnold ... CD 5.99

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Atlantic StarrYours Forever ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good- ... $0.99
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made even better by the great way the vocals get traded back and forth! There's a careful approach to the whole set – a way of putting things together with a good degree of class – and definitely avoiding most of the cliches that would make a similar project sound a lot more clunky. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "Who Could Love You Better", "Second To None", "Touch A Four Leaf Clover", "Tryin", and "Island Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and a couple of small stains.)

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Alice Babs & The Swe-DanesScandinavian Shuffle ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
Very groovy work from one of Sweden's hippest jazz singers! The recordings on the set capture Alice Babs in her early years, singing with the Swe-Danes trio – a group that featured Alice on lead vocals, plus male support by violinist Sven Asmussen and guitarist Ulrik Neumann – both of whom also sing harmony vocals behind Alice's lead. The approach is light and groovy – kind of The Chordettes meet Lambert Hendricks & Ross – with a blend of harmony and vocalese styles, all done with a nice jazzy flourish. Titles include "Swe Dane Shuffle", "Scandinavian Shuffle", "Hot Toddy", "Goofus", "Paul's Chicken", and "Not Yet". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a masking tape on the seams, a couple of edge rips, light wear, and some pen scribbles on the back. Labels have some pen and a sticker.)

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

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

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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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New JC Brooks & The Uptown SoundWant More ... LP
Bloodshot, 2011. Sealed ... $13.99
The second album from Chicago's great raw soul torch carriers JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – their debut for Bloodshot, and a record that's gonna catapult them to the forefront of the live soul scene, in the Chi and everywhere else! The group's proved over the past couple years, via their raw, yet propellant debut album, some great singles, and furious live show schedule, that they're poised to deliver in a bigger way. On Want More they do that and, uh. . .a bit more! JC's a rare singer who can both shout out in a gritty funk mode and coo with charisma on slower soul anthems, and the group delivers on both fronts, too. Producer Jimmy Sutton captures them perfectly. The core group features Billy Bungeroth on guitar, Kevin Marks on drums & percussion and Ben Taylor on bass. Includes "Want More", "Everything Will Be Fine", "I Got High", their great cover of "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart", "Baaadnews", "I Can See Everything", "Sister Ray Charles", "Awake" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown Jr.Mr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington ... LP
Fontana, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of Oscar Brown's great ones, recorded live at the Cellar Door in Washington before an enthusiastic crowd of hipsters! The record's a beautiful mix of soul, jazz, and folk – in the same Chicago tradition that spawned Terry Callier (although Brown's style has a bit more of a "show" feel to it). There's a lot of great stuff on here, and most of it doesn't appear on Oscar's other albums in studio versions. Tracks include "Call of the City", "Muffled Drums", "Maxine", "Brother Where Are You?", and more! Backing's by a tight little combo that includes Floyd Morris and Phil Upchurch! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, a sticker, a bit of light wear, and a couple of small stains.)

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New Dave BrubeckTime Further Out ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Good+ ... $2.99
Like Dave Brubeck's legendary Time Out set? Try this one – a great record that takes off from the concept of the first, but which goes in some very fresh new directions – using the same great group with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! Dave's still working out some nutty time signatures here – but apart from the science, the thing that really makes the record cook is Desmond's alto – icy, edgey, floating, and always a treat – almost even more amazing in the space of some of these offbeat numbers. Titles include "Maori Blues", "Far More Drums", "Bluetee", "Far More Blue", and "It's A Raggy Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover has light wear, two stickers, a patially split bottom seam, a peeled mark from sticker removal, a bit of tape residue on the top seam, and a couple of ink stamps.)

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New Dave Brubeck & Paul DesmondJazz At Storyville (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Really early work from the team of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond – cut years before their hit fame at Columbia, when Brubeck was first cooking up his modernist combo, and recording for Fantasy Records on the west coast. This harder to find set's got Brubeck mostly working on turning out new versions of older standards, filtered through his modern take to time structures and phrasing. Titles include "Over The Rainbow", "Lady Be Good", "Give A Little Whistle", "Tea For Two", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear and split top and bottom seams, with some aging and a couple of edge rips on the back paste-on.)

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BSTCJazz In Outer Space/Water To Drink/Fresh Love (main, inst) ... 12-inch
All Natural, 2006. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Funky club soul from the extended All Natural family – a couple of trippy, house-learned uptempo groovers from BSTC! "Jazz In Outer Space" is a thumping little groover with a tight, crisp approach – and it's ultimately got an earthound sound, despite the title, thanks to some bongos and vibes! "Water To Drink" is a sweet little club version of the Gilberto/Jobim tune! "Fresh Love" is the most soulful number, with a vocal by Keanna Hudson. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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New CalifoneHeron King Blues ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2004. Used ... $6.99
At risk of overselling the thing, we're going to go ahead and make a proclamation. (It's 100% true to our ears, so screw it!) We honestly can't think of a more consistently great series of releases in the rock-ish realm from one act, in a two year period, than Califone has produced between 2002 and 2004, lest we go all the way back to what Dylan did between '65 and '67. We've admired Califone since the great great Red Red Meat broke up, but with last year's Quicksand/Cradlesnakes and now Heron King Blues, they've really found a tuneful groove that previous records and live shows only hinted at. Tim Rutili and company's purely unique mix of spare, rural acoustic string-plucking, broken/fragmented organ and piano, hoarse and somewhat cryptic vocals from Rutili, and whispy tape loop effects are pretty much incomparable (and soon to ripped off by hundreds of followers, if that's not happening already.) If you're unfamiliar, Califone's pretty tough to describe, but if you dig early 70s Neil Young at his most stripped-down, and the experimental/tape-manipulating guise John Fahey wore for some of the better Takoma LPs, than you really can't go wrong here. The fact that this thing was written and recorded in only a couple of weeks seems like a small miracle. "Wingbone", "Trick Bird", "Sawtooth Sung A Cheater's Song", "Apple", "Lion & Bee", "2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other" and more. CD

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CanMonster Movie ... CD
Spoon/Mute, 1969. Used ... $6.99
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that is the hallmark of the Can sound! This is the original line up with vocalist Malcolm Mooney, bassist Holger Czukay, guitarist Michael Karoli, organist Irmin Schmidt, and drummer Jacki Liebezeit – doing their inimitable, aggro revolutionary thing over 4 long tracks. A cathartic, synapse firing masterpiece – and cheaper than hypnosis! Tracks include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary, Mary, So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side long "You Doo Right". CD
Also available Monster Movie (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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CanMonster Movie (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark of the Can sound! This is the original line up with vocalist Malcolm Mooney, bassist Holger Czukay, guitarist Michael Karoli, organist Irmin Schmidt, and drummer Jacki Liebezeit – doing their inimitable, revolutionary thing over 4 long tracks. A cathartic, synapse firing masterpiece – and cheaper than hypnosis! Tracks include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary, Mary, So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side long "You Doo Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Monster Movie ... CD 6.99

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New CanSoundtracks (with bonus download) ... LP
United Artists/Mute, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. Hypnotically repetitive rhythms and always excellent Can drums & percussion, with vocals by Damo, and the last couple of Can tracks with Malcolm Mooney. Titles include the epic "Mother Sky", "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskeyman", "Don't Turn The Lights On, Leave Me Alone", "Soul Desert" and "She Brings The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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

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

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New CaravanBlind Dog At St Dunstans ... LP
Arista, 1976. Very Good- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a couple of stains.)

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

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

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Leonard CohenPopular Problems ... CD
Columbia, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
The twilight renaissance of Leonard Cohen continues on Popular Problems – which joins the preceding Old Ideas album up on the top shelf with some of his best work of the past couple decades! The heaviness of the years in his voice is the album's second strongest element, after the inimitably phrased poetry of his lyricism – backed with angelic female backing vocals and spare instrumentation – led by keyboards, bass, light drums and guitar and some violin. Includes "Slow", "Almost Like The Blues", "Samson In New Orleans", "Did I Ever Love You", "Born In Chains", "You Got Me Singing", "A Street" and more. CD
Also available Popular Problems (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 23.99

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Leonard CohenPopular Problems (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Columbia, 2014. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
The twilight renaissance of Leonard Cohen continues on Popular Problems – which joins the preceding Old Ideas album up on the top shelf with some of his best work of the past couple decades! The heaviness of the years in his voice is the album's second strongest element, after the inimitably phrased poetry of his lyricism – backed with angelic female backing vocals and spare instrumentation – led by keyboards, bass, light drums and guitar and some violin. Includes "Slow", "Almost Like The Blues", "Samson In New Orleans", "Did I Ever Love You", "Born In Chains", "You Got Me Singing", "A Street" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl version – comes with full CD.)
Also available Popular Problems ... CD 11.99

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New CommonBE ... CD
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Used ... $2.99
"I rap with the Passion of Christ, Ni**a, cross me!" BE isn't exactly a back-to-basics LP in the vein of his classic work for Relativity – but it is indeed a return to a focused, genuinely soulful, no BS approach – and it's a very welcome one at that! It seems like Com was a bit affected by some of the criticism folks had for the spacious, astral Electric Circus LP – if you ask us Common had no reason to apologize, but we'd be lyin' if we said we weren't hoping for another batch of tracks that sound like they could have been written on a front porch on the southside of Chicago. This is indeed that record – 12 tracks, few guest appearances, and a warm, consistent sound all the way through. There's a 3 track span on this album, from "Chi-City" through "Real People", that's seriously close to perfection. Welcome home, Common! Ruggedly produced by Kanye West, with a couple of stellar production contributions from Jay Dee! Other tracks include "The Corner" feat Last Poets, "Go!", "Faithful", "Testify", "Love Is. . .", "The Food (live)" (this great track has been circulating for a while since it was performed on Chappelle's Show, and we're thrilled Common and Kanye had the good sense to include it on the album), "They Say" featuring John Legend and "It's Your World (Part 1 &2)". CD
Also available BE ... LP 24.99

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New CommonBE ... LP
GOOD/Geffen, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
"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)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available BE ... CD 2.99

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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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Alice CooperEasy Action ... LP
Straight/Warner, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Early work from the Alice Cooper band – working in a hard grooving, late 60s psyche and garage rock informed sound, a couple years before the Bob Ezrin produced, shock rock juggarnaut – but still a nicely sinister Detroit rock & roll sound! Alice's sneering, snakelike vocals are laying the bedrock for the nastiness to come – and this is the best, pre-superstar Alice Cooper album, and also a lot stronger than the cheesy, self referential late 70s stuff. Titles include Mr & Misdemeanor", "Showe Salesman", "Still No Air", "Below Your Means", "Return Of The Spiders", "Laughing At Me", "Lay Down And Die, Goodbye" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Straight pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, a name in pen on the front, and some small stains.)

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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
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez & His Happy Organ ... LP
Clock, 1960s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Stomping organ instrumentals from Dave Baby Cortez – a great little batch of work for the Clock label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s, all of which helped to really find a place for the organ in American pop and soul! Cortez brought a style to the instrument that was as wild as some of the guitarists and saxophonists of his time – a mode that wasn't really jazz, was a bit R&B, and which helped give the organ a much leaner sound than some of its "skating rink" uses in pop during the decade before. Dave's clean style is a great fit for the jaunty, leaping rhythms of these tunes – with a dozen numbers in all, and titles that include "Piano Shuffle", "The Happy Organ", "Catnip", "Mardi Gras", "The Whistling Organ", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "Hurricane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of tape residue in one corner and a couple of small stains, with two factory stamps and a name in marker on the back.)

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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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Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonBuddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin ... LP
Norgran, 1954. Very Good- ... $19.99
As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Titles include "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "I Got Rhythm", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams, yellowed tape residue along the top and bottom, some wear, and a couple of small stains.)

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

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
The early 90s hip hop masterpiece from Diamond D! Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this record helped introduce the world to one of the most solid crews in hip hop, DITC – who reigned supreme for years, making top quality records one after another. The classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow – and the titles include "Sally Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! Loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... LP
Round/United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Ryko reissue from the 80s, on clear vinyl in a gatefold cover, with waviness from moisture and a stuck gatefold.)

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

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

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

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DonovanMellow Yellow ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $8.99
Easily one of Donovan's most successful albums – but also a brilliant blend of folk and jazz that forged a bold new sound in the 60s! Part of the strength of the set comes from arranger John Cameron – an artist that we love for his jazz and easy work of the late 60s, and who's working here with players that include British jazzmen Phil Seamen, Tony Carr, Ronnie Ross, and Harold McNair! The instrumental component of the album alone is worth the price of admission – as Cameron gently blends together moddish and trippy styles, alongside some folksier vocals and guitar from Donovan. But it's also Donovan's own extrapolation of styles of the time that really makes the album a masterpiece – a strange post-folk mode of expression that's almost a British counterpart to the genius of Simon & Garfunkel, but which is arguably darker and more intellectual. Apart from classic hits like "Museum" and "Mellow Yellow", the album also features some moodier brilliance on tracks that include "The Observation", "Hampstead Incident", "Sunny South Kensington", "Writer In The Sun", "Sand & Foam", and "House Of Jansch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has wear, staining and seam splitting along the bottom, a piece of tape, a couple of peeled marks, a small sticker, some pen on the back, and a couple of small staple holes.)

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Bob DylanBob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has staining, wrinkling, and separation along the opening, with a couple of other small stains, the remnants of a sticker, some wear, and a small seam split.)

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Earatik StatikFeelin' Earatik ... CD
Gravel, 2005. Used ... $3.99
One of Chicago's most established underground hip hop group continues to come correct on this nice disc. Beats are mostly by hometown heroes Rude One and Doc West of Single Minded Pros, the Opus and Panik of the Molemen, plus one by Diamond D and a couple by newcomers DJ Emmaculate, Bathgate, Brother El and Chester Copperpot. Guest rhymes by K-Solo, Profound, Rise & Shine, Kool Keith, Akrobatik, Pacewon, Edo G and others. 16 tracks counting the intro and interludes, including LMakin Moves", "Illstatik", "Stop Playin'", "Destruction Mission", "Illstate massive", "Getta Grip", "People Like Us" and 'Keep Rockin'". CD

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Johnny Eaton & His PrincetoniansFar Out Near In ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Modernist jazz from the campus scene, and a record that you've probably seen over the years with a similar Columbia abstract art cover to the classic Dave Brubeck recordings on the label. The sound isn't actually that dissimilar from Brubeck's albums, and has the sort of whimsical odd timings and odd arrangment styles. Herbie Mann's on a couple of tracks, and the basic lineup is piano (Eaton), vibes, bass, and drums. Tracks include "Swat The G-Man", "Summertime", "Just Wedging", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear with seam splitting.)

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Edo GTruth Hurts ... LP
Ground Control, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
14 tracks in all, including a couple with beats by Pete Rock, Premier and Spinna, and bunch produced by underground beat makers. With "Understand", "On Dogz", "Sayin Somethin", "Just Because", "Situations", "Don't talk About It", "What U Know" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Lorraine EllisonHeart & Soul ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good- ... $9.99
A tremendous early album from Lorraine Ellison – one that mixes her deep soul roots with some sophisticated jazzy arrangements from Oliver Nelson – a blend that gives the record a wonderfully rich feel, right from the start! The style's somewhere in the territory of Nancy Wilson on Capitol, but a bit more soul-based too – even when Lorraine's singing standards – and production is by uptown soul great Jerry Ragovoy, who brings in subtle rhythmic touches and light strings to create just the right sort of shimmer at just the right moments. Some tunes showcase Ellison's gospel background, some have more of a jazz-based presentation – and titles include "He's My Guy", "That's For Me", "Stay With Me", "Games That Lovers Play", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Heart & Soul", and "When Love Flies Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout grommet, a partially split top seam, a split bottom seam with some tape, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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F*cked UpCouple Tracks ... CD
Matador, 2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
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FabianGood Old Summertime ... LP
Chancellor, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of splitting on bottom seam and a couple of small stains.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... CD
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... $14.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". CD
(Out of print.)

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Flamin GrooviesJumpin In The Night (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire/4 Men With Beards, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
A surprisingly solid, oft-overlooked end of the 70s set for Sire by Flamin' Groovies – their final effort for the label – and a hard-groovin' gem! Like their previous couple of classic records, this one was recorded in England, with Groovies guitarist Cyril Jordan co-producting, and it's a nice mix of rawly rocking originals and some cool cover versions – with "Jumpin' In The Night", "Next One Crying", "First Plane Home", "In The USA", "Down Down Down", a cool, kinda shambling guitar rock takes on Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London" and Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Sonny ForriestTuff Pickin ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A lost groover from this obscure soul jazz guitarist – recorded with some pretty interesting backing, and a firey guitar style that makes us wish he'd recorded more! The record sports two main groups backing up Forriest's guitar – one with Ernie Hayes on organ, Bernard Purdie on drums, Willie Rodriguez on conga, and Albert Winston on bass; the other with Grachan Moncur on trombone, Frank Haynes on tenor, Charles Davis on baritone, and Leo Morris on drums. Sonny's guitar work is right out front – very complicated and bluesy, mostly single-note plucked, in the manner of Grant Green, but with a lot more inflection on the strings. Titles include "Minor Blast", "My Soul Is Happy", "Mashin It", "Steppin", "Miss Dee McC", and "Bitter With The Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staple holes in one corner, a couple of light scratches, and a couple of small stains and an ink stamp on the back.)

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415 (Big Ocean Mobb)Ghetto Radio (radio, street, inst)/Brothers IN A Coupe Ride ... 12-inch
King Jay/BMG, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Four TopsReach Out ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic 60s album by the Four Tops – really one of their better efforts of the period – a record that finds the group working some soulful magic on a couple of their best known tunes, as well as adding a dose of deeper emotion to some hit songs of the time! Like other Motown success stories from that time, this set features some pop tunes and standard chart material, done by the group in their inimitable harmony style – with a few hits like "Reach Out, I'll Be There" and "7 Rooms Of Gloom" – plus wonderful interpretations of songs like "Walk Away Renee", "Last Train To Clarksville", and "I'm A Believer". Also includes "What Else Is There To Do", "Bernadette", and "Standing In The Shadows Of Love". CD
Also available Reach Out ... LP 4.99

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Four TopsReach Out ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
A classic 60s album by the Four Tops – really one of their better efforts of the period – a record that finds the group working some soulful magic on a couple of their best known tunes, as well as adding a dose of deeper emotion to some hit songs of the time! Like other Motown success stories from that time, this set features some pop tunes and standard chart material, done by the group in their inimitable harmony style – with a few hits like "Reach Out, I'll Be There" and "7 Rooms Of Gloom" – plus wonderful interpretations of songs like "Walk Away Renee", "Last Train To Clarksville", and "I'm A Believer". Also includes "What Else Is There To Do", "Bernadette", and "Standing In The Shadows Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light stains on back.)
Also available Reach Out ... CD 13.99

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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. Used ... $6.99
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at the time – with smoky, pulsing production and unpredictable beats. The rhymes are stronger than we gave 'em credit for a decade or so back – and the raw electro funky bounce provided by Dilla really opened us up to how diverse his style could be outside of the jazzy/funky/soul beats he'd laid down in the preceding couple of years! Tracks include "Rite Bites", "Street Life", "Pimp Strut", "Where The Parties At?", "All Seasons", "Take Dem Clothes Off" and more. This 2013 version features a second disc with Dilla's instrumentals. CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Gang StarrHard To Earn ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats from Primo. Tracks include the classic "DWYCK" featuring Nice & Smooth – which is just about our favorite Gang Starr track ever, to be honest – plus "Speak Ya Clout" featuring Jeru and Lil Dap, "Mass Appeal", "Code Of The Streets", "Brainstorm", "Tonz O Gunz", "Suckas Need Bodyguards", "Blowin Up The Spot", "Mostly Tha Voice", "F.A.L.A.", "Now You're Mine", "Comin For Datazz", "Aiight Chill...", "The Planet", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Gastr Del SolMirror Repair EP ... CD
Drag City, 1995. Used ... $1.99
Brilliant mid 90s EP from pioneering Chicago avant rock greats Gastr Del Sol – essentially the duo of David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke – with a percussion assist from John McEntire on a couple of the 5 tracks, and bass clarinet by Gene Coleman on "Eight Corners". Other titles include ""Photographed Yawning", "Dictionary Of Handwriting", "Why Sleep" and "Mirror Repair". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Plays/Johnny Richards Conducts (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discovery, Early 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
Wonderful "with strings" work by Dizzy Gillespie – done in collaboration with arranger Johnny Richards, who also handled Dizzy's strings work for Verve! The format here is similar to those better-known sides, but a bit darker overall – with some of Richards' modern tones creeping in, and a nicely spacious feel to the whole thing. Other players include John Graas on French horn, Paul Smith on piano, Phil Shuken on flute, and Carlos Vidal on congas – and titles include "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "What Is There To Say", "Alone Together", "The Things I Love", "On The Alamo", and "Interlude In C". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a peeled mark in one corner from sticker removal, a couple of stains, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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

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New Johnny GuarnieriHot Piano Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear, some stains, a small split on the bottom seam, a small rip at the opening, and a couple of small pieces of tape.)

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New Marvin Hamlisch/Mongo Santamaria/Burt BacharachApril Fools ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
A really wonderful soundtrack, with loads of groovy tracks! The film stars Jack Lemmon, and the format of the record is similar to the Odd Couple – in that musical tracks are interspersed with dialogue, to keep the feel of the progression of the movie. Side one has some especially groovy moments, as Percy Faith and chorus perform a great version of Bacharach's "April Fools", which then leads into Mongo Santamaria's chunky groover "La La La", and "Wake Up" by The Chambers Brothers, which is one of their nicest tracks! Other tunes include the instrumentals "The April Fools", "I Remember The Rain", "The Safari Club", and "Peter's Pad" – plus "Sugar Kite" by California and "Flame" by Robert John. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Roland HannaSir Elf (second cover) ... LP
Choice, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The first solo set from Roland Hanna – even though he had a long and varied career in dating back to the 50s – and a gem of a timeless solo piano jazz recorded from the early 70s. It's probably the best record to his name, with warmth to spare, a few recorded in a small recital hall at Nola Studios, and couple in the intimate confines of a home living room. Wonderful! Titles include "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Night Of My Lights", "There Is No Greater Love" "Walkin", and "Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inner City pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Alex HarveySensational Alex Harvey Band Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Neal HeftiBarefoot In The Park ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A work of true genius – and one of Hefti's most amazing soundtracks ever! Barefoot In The Park was written shortly before The Odd Couple – also for a Neal Simon film – and it's got a similar style of grooving to that more famous soundtrack, with two melodies working their way in together rhythmically, dancing around almost in counterpoint, but instead opening up the tunes in a really wild way. The main theme is tremendous – played in a number of versions, including one with some super-cool electric harpsichord – and even one number with vocals is pretty darn incredible. We love this one – and although short, it's a treasure throughout! Titles include "Barefoot In The Park", "Blues For Paul", "New Home Up A Stairs", "Nut On The Roof", and "Six Flights Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track six. Cover has light wear, with partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New Richard Groove HolmesWelcome Home ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
Groovy set of soul jazz organ tracks that has Groove playing with a large-ish group that includes George Freeman, Tom Scott, Anthony Ortega, Wilton Felder, and Paul Humphrey. The set's not totally hard and funky, but it's got a nice soulful swinging groove, with a tight LA 60s sound to it. Includes a nice version of "Madison Time", plus "Groovin Time", "Oklahoma Toad", "Upward Bound", and "The Odd Couple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, an unglued bottom seam, some light stains, and a name in pen on the front.)

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Steve Silk HurleyWork It Out Compilation ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
8 tracks, including a couple of certified Chicago house classics, on this major compilation that took the Chicago club sound and delivered it to the masses: "Work It Out", "Cold World", "Love Baby", "I Can't Let Go", "Chain Of Fools", "Think!", "Drive Me" and "A Bit Of Jazz". Features Jackson & Moore, Jamie Principle and M Doc alongside Steve Silk Hurley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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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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New Jackie & RoyJackie Cain & Roy Kral (MCA) ... LP
MCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $3.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work from this swinging jazz couple – wonderful vocal tracks from their rare 50s albums for ABC – with titles that include "Look Around", "The Glory Of Love", "Cake Walk", "Where Did The Gentleman Go", "Let's Get Away From It All", "Two Peas In A Pod", "Pent Up House", and "Kiss & Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner.)

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

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JamSound Affects ... CD
Polydor, 1980. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Pretty Green","Monday", "But I'm Different Now", "Start", "That's Entertainment", "Scrape Away", and "Music For The Last Couple". CD

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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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Jan & DeanDead Man's Curve/New Girl In School (alternate cover) ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A standout early classic from Jan & Dean – and the record that really helped make them as much of a studio force as The Beach Boys! Jan arranged and produced the entire set – and he definitely gives Brian Wilson a run for his money – coming up with cool charts, sharp instrumentation, and unusual timings for the tunes – really keeping things playful throughout, and setting a musical fire that really has the duo vocals taking off! The whole thing's about as perfect as you could get for a west coast set from the time – and titles include "Bucket T", "Mighty GTO", "New Girl In School", "Linda", "Barons West LA", "Dead Man's Curve", and "Hey Little Freshman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, some stains, and a couple of small tack holes.)

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Jay-ZAmerican Gangster ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2007. Used ... $2.99
A recommitted Jay-Z is back on his game with American Gangster – referencing the '07 film in spots, but this is no soundtrack – it's a return to solid hip hop from the biggest name in the game! American Gangster takes a couple minutes to get rolling, but once the hard hitting "Hello Brooklyn 2.0"w/Lil' Wayne hits the speakers you know well that the ruler's back! Nothing on the perceived soft comeback album Kingdom Come approaches the deft wordplay on AG – and the beats are solid, and not at all geared for the pop charts or beer commercials. Diddy, along with partners LV & Sean C handle around half of all the beats, and it's good stuff. For real. Titles include "Pray", "American Dreamin'", "Sweet", "I Know", "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)", the killer "Success" feat Nas (produced by No ID), "Fallin'" and more. Plus 2 bonus tracks "Blue Magic" and "American Gangster" CD

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 11 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Features a long version of "The Man I Love" on both sides. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, split seams with some old tape, and a peeled mark from sticker removal, with some aging and a couple of stains on the back.)

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New JJ Doom (Jneiro Jarel & MF Doom)Key To The Kuffs (with download) ... LP
Lex, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Janeiro Jarel and MF Doom – united as JJ Doom – and it's one of the fresher Doom collaborative projects of the past couple years! As unique as MF Doom is on the production tip, we gotta say we dig his joint efforts more when he's on the rhymes and another producer is behind the beats. Of course, the reason is that Doom is even more distinct behind the mic than he is when he wears the production mask. JJ's spacey style pilots most of the tracks on Key To The Kuffs, so Doom is free to drop mad rhymes. There's an impressive guest list, too – which includes Beth Gibbons, Damon Albarn, Indigo, Khujo Goodie and others. Titles include "Waterlogged", "Guv'Nor", "Banished", "Bite The Thong", "Dawg Friendly", "Rhymin Slang", "Winter Blues", "Viberian Sun Pt. II", "Wash Your Hands" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves and insert.)

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

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
Groovy little record that has this funky tenor giant playing a bunch of tracks with a Frenchy feel to them. Budd's joined by Hank Jones on piano, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a nice Latin rhythm section that includes Joe Venuto on vibes and marimba and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. The groove's even a bit more Latin than French, but you'll recognize some of the tracks as old Parisian standards, like "La Petite Valse", "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and "Je T'Aime". Budd wrote two originals, too, and this is a nice tidy little set, and one of his lesser known sessions from the early 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Cover has some light wear.)

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

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

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Kanye West808s & Heartbreak ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2008. Used ... $3.99
A darkness tinged departure for Kanye West – his electro hip hop soul tome 808s & Heartbreak! Kanye's albums are always newsworthy, but this one divides opinions as sharply as any major release of 2008. That said, 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 on 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. CD

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

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New KC & The Sunshine BandSound Of Sunshine ... LP
TK, 1975. Sealed ... $9.99
Sweet Miami Funk – and an all instrumental set from the legendary Sunshine Band! The set features the group grooving hard without any vocals from KC – hitting the same tight riff-heavy funk they used to back some of the biggest names at TK records during the 70s! All tracks are bouncy, groovy, and have that double-syncopated kind of groove that was the Sunshine Band's trademark sound at the time – a style that's nicely choppy, and sounds almost better here without any vocals. Production is great too, with some of those great flanged-out TK touches that KC pioneered at the time – and titles include "Funky 75", "SOS", "Miss B", "Hey J", "Just A Groove", "Sunshine City", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a couple of small holes.)

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

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New Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, with the white border on the cover. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, a center split on the spine, some stains, and a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal in one corner. Label has a bit of sticker residue.)
 
 
 



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