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Norman ConnorsYou Are My Starship/Romantic Journey ... CD
Buddah/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of mellow soul and jazzy groove masterpieces by Norman Connors! You Are My Starship is a masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Norman Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The record features some crucial vocal talents from Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman – both relative newcomers here, and making a great transition from jazz to soul with Connors help – hitting this amazing territory that would inform countless other artists in years to come – but never be done again this well! The instrumentation is wonderful, too – schooled in the jazz roots of Connors' music – and featuring Gary Bartz on alto, and both Hubert Eaves and Onaje Allen Gumbs on keyboards. Titles include the seminal title cut "You Are My Starship" – one of the best late night slowjams ever – plus remakes of "The Creator Has a Master Plan" and "Betcha By Golly Wow" – and the cuts "So Much Love", "Just Imagine", and "We Both Need Each Other". Romanic Journey is a warmly romantic journey from the stellar Norman Connors – but a set that's also got a fair bit of spiritual jazz undercurrents too! Norman's at that perfect Starship point in his career – giving equal space to the vocals and instrumental passages on the record – at a level that perfectly sums up his unique, sophisticated blend of jazz and soul! The sublime Eleanor Mills sings on some key cuts – a singer we love from her earlier New Jersey soul sides – and Prince Phillip Mitchell handles the male leads, with a level of class that even goes beyond his own records. Reeds are handled by Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders – both players who bring in a nice sort of depth to the record – and Sanders really sparkles on a remake of his classic "Thembi", taken in a mellow stepping tone, as well as a reading of Gato Barbieri's "Last Tango In Paris". The whole album's wonderful – and other titles include "Once I've Been There", "Romantic Journey", "Destination Moon", "For You Everything", and "You Are Everything". CD

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Alessandro MagnaniniSecret Lover/Open Up Your Eyes ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
Breezy, jazzy pulp pop from Alessandro Magnanini – featuring vocals by Jenny B! "Secret Lover" has the feel of a classic Bond theme – with a tight rhythm, compelling drums, sweeping strings and soulful vocals by Jenny, in a mode that's nicely reminiscent of Shirley Bassey. "Open Up Your Eyes" is similarly charming, with some really great percussion and an equally sweeping vibe. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nicola Conte & OthersModern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz-Dub ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a re-imaginer – and when he sets out to serve up his own version of a track, he often starts from scratch – using his own band, his own arrangements, and his own key elements – all of which turn any projects for other artists into grooves that are very Conte-directed – the kind of classic jazz-infused gems that Nicola's been laying down on his own Schema Records label for over a decade! This double-disc set is filled with amazing work that Conte's done for other folks – and it also include a few rare and unreleased tracks under his own name as well – a massive helping of music that's really mindblowing throughout – sure to please any fan of Nicola, as well as anyone who digs the artists included in the package. Nicola Conte tracks include "Castles In The Rain", "Charade", "New Blues", "When I Wish Upon A Star", "Solo", "Black Is The Graceful Veil (acoustic version)", "Groovy Samba", and "All Or Nothing At All", which features vocals by Jose James! Other cuts include Conte mixes and reworks of "Stolen Moments (Midnight Mood rework)" by Mark Murphy, "Yellow Daisies" by Fertile Ground, "So Danco Samba (Nicola Conte rework)" by Til Bronner, "Terra De Ninguem" by Sabrina Malheiros, "Take Off (Campi's Idea version)" by Marco Di Marco, "3 Corners (For Friends & Relatives version)" by Five Corners Quintet, "You Are" by Povo, "Our Love" by Luisito Quintero, "Healing Blue (shape of jazz to come version)" by Sunaga T Experience, "Lotus Sun" by Maki Mannami, "Heaven (west coast vibes rmx)" by Bitter:Sweet, "Quiet Nights (out of the cool version)" by Re:Jazz, "Elevated States" by Thunderball, "Mood Indigo" by Akiko, "Take Five (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Roberto Roena, and "Kerma Elastica (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Bobby Hughes Combination. CD

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Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record – played with a sharp, raspy tone that's almost deeper than his work with Horace Silver – a cutting quality that almost reminds us of Clifford Jordan at his best. Mitchell's great too – really spurred on by this sound, and finding some new notes in the setting – and other players on the date include Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums, both from the Silver group – plus piano from either Ronnie Matthews or Dolo Coker, each of whom handle half of the set. Matthews is especially great – a real treat at this early point in his career – and titles on the set include the sublime "Mzar", plus "Blue Farouq", "Sweet Cakes", "Turbo Village", "Field Day", and "Pleasure Bent". CD
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Mike CooperTrout Steel (with download) ... LP
Dawn/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". LP, Vinyl record album
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CormegaTrue Meaning ... LP
Landspeed, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
14 tracks, with beats by Buckwild, Large Pro, Alchemist, Hi Tek and others, includes "Verbal Graffiti", "Ain't Gone Change", "The Legacy", "The Come Up", "Souol Food", "Endangered Species" and "Therapy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Correction with Mats GustafssonShift ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $28.99
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats plays baritone sax throughout – sometimes with a frenzy that drives bold sounds out of the instrument, as if it's an engine for generating fast tones – sometimes with a rich, soulful sense of tone that evokes an older jazz baritone scene, gone avant. But the Correction trio is very much part of the special nature of the record, too – a wonderful balance of piano from Sebstian Bergstrom, bass from Joacim Nyberg, and drums from Emil Astrand Melin – working in a way that's very different than some of the other trio modes you'd get on the sorts of power dates to usually feature a player like Mats. Titles include "Winters Within", "Personal Note 3", "Four Is A Sufficient Condition For Amendment", and "Correct This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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CortexI Heard A Sigh ... LP
Trad Vibe (France), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
The lost fourth album from Cortex – recorded near the end of the 70s, but still with a groove that's heavy on Fender Rhodes! The record's really just the effort of keyboardist Alain Mion – who also uses lots of moog, Hammond, and other keyboards too – and sings lyrics on most tracks, with a slightly soulful sort of groove. Drums are by Alain Gandolfi, who plays live, and gives the tunes a great sort of snap to offset the keyboards in the lead – especially on the longer solo passages. The vocals are maybe a bit more upfront than before, but Mion still leaves plenty of room for the keyboards – and there's a warmth to the record that still belies his roots in jazz. Titles include "High On The Funk", "Emily", "I Heard A Sigh", "Bring My Bonnie Back", "A Winning Team", and "Hannibal March". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack Costanzo & Gerrie WooLatin Percussion With Soul (limited edition vinyl) ... LP
Tico/Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
An obscure little album from Jack "Mr Bongo" Constanzo – his only entry into the Latin Soul genre, and a really nice batch of grooves! Jacko's working here with singer Gerrie Woo – who sings in English on about half of the album's tracks, giving the set a nice pop-styled Latin groove that reminds us a lot of Willie Bobo's work for Verve, and some of the more unusual indie Latin albums of the time. The set's filled with loads of great numbers – including Hector Rivera compositions "Recuerdos", "Que Vengo Acabando", "Don't Squeeze The Peaches", and "Mambo Jack" – plus covers of "Jive Samba", "Words", and "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version on 140 gram vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Elvis Costello & The RootsWise Up – Ghost Remixes & Reworks ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
Remixes, reworkings, and beats centric interludes of cuts from Wise Up Ghost – from the supergroup team of Elvis Costello and The Roots – courtesy Stones Throw beats genius Karriem Riggins, contemporary funky soul heavies Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas with Chico Mann! Includes "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" (Karriem Riggins remix feat Black Thought)", "Sugar Won't Work" (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude)". "Come The Meantimes (Karriem Riggins Remix)", "The Puppet Has Cut His Strings (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude), "Viceroy's Row" (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude), "Tripwire" (Menahan Street Band Rework) and "Walk Us Uptown" (Antiibalas Rework). CD

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Count Bass-DOn The Reels (radio, street, inst, acapella)/Piece of The Pie (radio, inst)/Violatin (The Mighty VIC Remix) (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Spongebath, 1999. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Guest spots by Egon, Esoteric, and Virtuoso. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light stains.)

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Country Joe & The FishElectric Music For The Mind & Body (stereo & mono mixes) ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A seminal set from Country Joe & The Fish – one of those albums that brought the new psychedelic sound strongly into the mainstream – but all without softening up or commercializing it at all! There's still a very sharp edge to the record – mean organ lines, fuzzy guitar, and lots of cool production that makes the sounds weirder and more watery than before – even the vocals, which have this edge that nobody would ever refer to as Sunshine Pop! In a way, the whole set's as sinister as any of the most groundbreaking albums on Elektra from the time – and definitely shows that both Vanguard and the group were at the forefront of the new psych recording scene. Titles include "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine", "Super Bird", "Death Sound", "Sad And Lonely Times", "The Masked Marauder", "Grace", and "Bass Strings". Great 2CD set – with both the stereo and mono mixes of the album! CD

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Pee Wee CraytonTexas Blues Jumpin In Los Angeles – The Modern Music Sessions 1948 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous guitarist, with a really mindblowing sound – easily one of the most powerful players on the electric guitar of the time! Pee Wee Crayton's got this full, rich tone that reminds us a lot of T Bone Walker – especially when he hits lots of raspy edges – and like Walker, the music here is more of a mix of jazz, jump, and R&B than the straighter blues you'd associate with Chicago electric guitarists a few years later – such as the musicians who recorded for Chess. The work's a rich illustration of the key criss-crossing of scenes and styles that happened in 40s LA – as musicians like Crayton moved from Texas, and picked up lots of hipper, modern elements on the coast! This package features 28 gems from the Modern Records vaults – all of them on CD for the first time ever, and most of them issued here for the first time ever too. Titles include "Texas Hop", "Old Fashioned Baby", "Huckle Boogie", "The Bop Hop", "Blues For My Baby", "Brand New Woman", "Central Avenue Blues", "Long After Hours", "I Love You So", "Tired Of Travelin", "Poppa Stoppa", and "Answer To Blues After Hours". CD

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Marshall CrenshawMarshall Crenshaw ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Titles include the seminal "There She Goes Again" – plus "She Can't Dance", "Mary Anne", "Cynical Girl", "Soldier Of Love", "I'll Do Anything", and "Girls". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alison CrockettMommy What's A Depression? ... CD
Crockett Gallery, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
Maybe the strongest, boldest album we've ever heard from Alison Crockett so far – a record that has the singer bursting forth with a sense of power that really blows away her previous albums! The album's a great reminder of Crockett's place in the soul underground over the past decade or so – and the record's got an even tighter conception than we might have expected – proud words in the lyrics from Alison, supported by great backings from Teddy Crockett too – with a small group lineup that also includes piano from both Orrin Evans and Marc Cary. And although the original songs are very powerful, the album also features some stunning remakes of other work – by Syreeta, Eden Abez, and even Bessie Smith – but done in ways that completely transform the tunes, and instantly make them Alison's own. Ursula Rucker guests on a few tracks – and titles include "Gentrification", "Depression", "My Man's Gone Now", "Ima Hustla", "Trouble In The Lowlands", "The Old Country", "Come Back As A Flower", and "Sack Full Of Dreams". CD

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CrosswindCrosswind (LP paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Loose Wig/Beatball (Korea), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Jazzy soul with plenty of warmth – a great album by this little-known group from Ohio! The combo started out as a fusion group, but then moved into some soulful territory when they picked up a vocalist – singer Ron Boustead, who gives the record a style that reminds us a lot of Average White Band at their late 70s best – that time when they were mixing up mellow moments with their groovers, and hitting a sound that was right on the money! There's a style here that's a lot more sensitive than the usual fusion album – thanks to Boustead – and the best cuts here are the midtempo numbers, which pulsate nicely with sweet keyboards. Includes a great version of the Jon Hendricks tune "I'll Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You" – plus "Lucid Night", "Since I Fell For You", "Spring Song", "Unit 7", "Hello", "Show Me Your Smile", and "Midnight At Bentleys". CD features 2 bonus tracks too – "Cloudburst" and a recent version of "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD

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Crown Heights AffairDreaming A Dream ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Seminal 70s work from Crown Heights Affair – recorded when the group still had a lot of fire, and were working in that key transitional sound from soul to disco! The album's got a really full and grooving feel – and includes both disco and vocal versions of their hit "Dreaming A Dream" – plus the tracks "I Am Me", "You Smiled", "Foxy", and a version of "Na, Na, Hey, Hey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some notes on back.)

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New Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature of the material. The people of the region include many of African origin, and the music is an exciting mix of tropical rhythms and percussion, seemingly African-inspired horns, guitar and vocals. Mestre Cupijo recorded a half dozen records from the mid 70s to early 80s, capturing the time-honored regional style in a modernized setting, and this compilation puts some of the best of that material together in a really exciting set. Revelatory stuff! Includes "Mingau De Acai", "Mambo Do Martelo", Morena Do Rio Mutuaca", "Farol Do Marajo", "Cade O Anel?", "Ventinho Do Norte", "Pra Danca Meu Siria", "Passarinho Siriri" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Imcludes MP3 download.)

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Gregor Curten & Anselm RogmansPlanes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Brilliant electronics from the German underground of the 70s – a small label release by a duo who work here in the same highly-processed mode as early Cluster – using lots of electronics alongside processed keyboards, guitar, and voice! Each track takes up a side of the record – and the sound is wonderfully experimental, without ever being too dark or over the top – almost the same sort of sensibility you might find in the music of Meredith Monk, although obviously in a more processed, electronic mode. A few passages remind us of Terry Riley in his best Curved Rainbow modes – although these guys are hardly just minimalists, and really bring a great sense of variety to their work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Cut ChemistLitmus Test ... CD
A Stable Sound, 2004. Used ... $5.99
A mega megamix of the hip hop production wizardry of the mighty Cut Chemist – a 28-minute set that claims to hold a piece of every single production he's ever done, as this set's appearance in '04! That's the Jurassic 5 numbers, remixes he's done for Quanuum MCs, the Lessons, stuff everyone has heard, stuff no one has heard – everything! Any questions? One of the most ambitious, focused hip hop mix sets of the mid aughties! CD

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CybotronClear (orig, Jose Animal Diaz rmx)/Techno City (voc, inst) (clear vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. New Copy ... $12.99
Visionary electro soul from Cybotron – with the massively influential "Clear", the nearly as mindblowing "Techno City", and bonus mixes! "Clear" is Cybotron at their best – mixing early 80s future groove with a serious mastery of timeless Detroit funk in the mix. Includes the classic original version and a top notch, wholy respectful remix by Jose Animal Diaz. "Techno City" is another genre-defying gem – with a sleek, future funk production that's great in both the vocal and instrumental versions. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – on clear vinyl!)

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New CybotronEnter Cybotron (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. Used ... $5.99
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house – served up here as a spare, fuzzy approach to funk – but with lots of the colder touches you'd find from post-punk imports at the time! The blend is quite unique, and even more unusual given the fact that the trio were working in virtual obscurity on the Detroit scene – as an early project from the legendary Juan Atkins, with guitarist Jon-5, and the mysterious electronician 3070! There's more funk here than most of the group's electro contemporaries – but the sound is still nicely cold in all the right parts too – and titles include the seminal "Clear", which was years ahead of its time – plus "Cosmic Cars", "Cosmic Raindance", "Industrial Lies", "The Line", and "Alleys Of Your Mind". CD reissue also features some nice bonus cuts – including "Clear (Jose Animal Diaz rmx)", "Cosmic Cars (Detroit style mix)", "Techno City (voc)", "Techno City (inst)", "R-9 (inst)", and "Eden (voc)". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Nicely priced reissue of this classic first album by the legendary British dub funk outfit Cymande – done with that gatefold cover and everything! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cymande (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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CymandeCymande (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Janus/Cherry Red (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The fantastic first album by one of the most unique funk groups of all time! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! Features bonus tracks – 7" mixes of "The Message" and "Bra". CD
Also available Cymande ... LP 9.99

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D TrainBest Of D Train ... LP
Prelude, 1986. Very Good- ... $4.99
Nice compilation of tracks by James "D Train" Williams – one of the most soulful artists to arise from the early 80s New York club scene of labels. The tracks are all produced by Hubert Eaves, and they feature a lot of nice keyboard work – presumably from Eaves as well. Includes a remix of "You're The One For Me (Labor Of Love)", plus "Music", "Walk On By", "Just Another Night", and "Something's On Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining on the bottom half and along the edges, some wear, a name in marker on the front and back, and some small pieces of tape. Label has a bit of pen.)

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D TrainBest Of The 12 Inch Mixes ... CD
Prelude/Unidisc (Canada), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal 80s groove from James "D Train" Williams – a killer batch of tracks lifted from his strong 12" singles of the time! D Train was great in that he was one of the few artists of his scene who could come up with a whole album of strong material – but that didn't also stop hip from being the king of the male soul dancefloor tune, as you'll hear on this great little set! The package features 10 cuts in all, all produced and arranged by Hubert Eaves – and titles include "Keep On", "Walk On By", "Music", "Keep Giving Me Love", "Something's On Your Mind", "D Train Theme", "Just Another Night", "Trying To Get Over (edit)", "D Train Theme (dub)", and "You're The One For Me (Labor Of Love mix)". CD

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Daily PlannetLove It (voc, X-ecutioners rmx, inst, X-ecutioners rmx inst)/Unforgettable Force (orig, inst) ... 12-inch
All Natural, 2003. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The Chi's Daily Plannet, two branches of the All Natural Family Tree, took a HUGE step up into the ranks of the better underground crews with their very strong Team Daily LP – and here's the first single. Fellow Family Tree member Rita J guests on "Love It", with the original SC production – plus a great X-Ecutioners remix by Roc Raida! Stones Throw all stars Wildchild and Medaphoar guest on the team cut "Unfourgettable Force", with production by Molemen Inc. resident DJ PNS. Nice!!! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DamnedBlack Album (colored vinyl) ... LP
IRS/Drastic Plastic, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $35.99 39.98
The weird, ambitious double album by The Damned! The Damned is definitely one of the more unpredictable punk bands of the era, and they upped the ante on The Black Album, with some creatively restless material on all 4 sides – which is ambitious in and of itself, given the less-is-more ethic followed by a lot of the seminal punks of the era. It's got some loud-fast "traditional" punk, darker,plus some darker, stranger cuts – including one that fills a side alll by itself in "Curtain Call" – plus a 4th side of live tracks. Includes ""Wait For The Blackout", "Lively Arts", "Silly Kids Games", "Drinking About My Baby", "Twisted Nerve", "Hit Or Miss", "Dr. Jeckyll And Mr. Hyde","13th Floor Vendetta", "Therapy", "New Rose", "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition opaque darkgrey colored vinyl.)

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Danger Mouse feat Jemini The Gifted OneOnly One/Twenty Six Inch EP ... 12-inch
Lex, 2003. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Kind of a sampler of the Ghetto Pop Life album, featuring some nice remixes. Tracks include "What You Sittin' On" (rmx) featuring Cee Lo & the 'Liks, "Ghetto Pop Life" (rmx) feat Sadat X, and "The Only One". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Das EfxHold It Down (Edited Promo) ... LP
East West, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
Das EFX's third LP with production from Premier, Showbiz, Easy Mo Bee, Klark Kent, DJ Scratch and more. Tracks include "No Diggedy", "Represent The Real" with KRS, "Microphone Master", "Hold It Down", "Bad News" with PMD, "Real Hip Hop", "40 & A Blunt", "Ready To Rock Rough Rhymes", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Das EfxMicrophone Master (Sewa/41St rmx clean, Sewa inst, Sewa rmx dirty, rmx acapella clean, Dome Cracker rmx clean, Dome Cracker inst, LP clean) ... 12-inch
East West, 1995. Very Good- ... $1.99
Featuring Mobb Deep and a remix by Spinna with Joc Max. We also did not have room above to list the "Lp clean acapella mix". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Das EfxReal Hip Hop (Premier's LP, Pete Rock rmx & inst, Solid Scheme rmx, PMD rmx, LP inst & acapella)/No Diggedy (LP) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1995. Very Good ... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
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George DavisScapula – Bop Acetates Chicago 1949 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1949. Used ... $6.99
Very rare work from an early bop saxophonist in Chicago – reedman George Davis, who's best known for bringing together the team of Jackie & Roy! Davis recorded briefly for Aristocrat/Chess Records, but has hardly any output of his own – which makes this previously-unissued live set a real discovery – an amazing chance to hear George's very raw, very soulful tone – and a fair bit of his writing as well! Most tunes are originals, and George has this full-on sound that's mighty strong – a great reminder that between the bigger bop scenes on the coasts, there still was some excellent work happening in Chicago as well. The recording quality is "live", although the set's not a concert – and the group features an unnamed guitarist as well – on titles that include "Comin On", "Plenty Of Kicks", "Piano Man's Idea", "Bop Me", "Due Date", "Scapula", and "He's A Real Gone Guy". CD

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New Miles DavisAgharta ... CD
Columbia, 1975. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A seminal 70s side from Miles Davis – originally a Japanese recording, and one that returns to the solid push of the initial electric years! The record's a completely cooking little session – one that mixes the raw, noisier styles of other Davis albums with a focus, funked-up energy that's really set loose in the freer standards of the Japanese scene – all to come up with a sound that's completely otherworldly, and which is light years ahead of most mainstream fusion from the period. Pete Cosey plays some really wicked guitar and synthesizer, Al Foster kicks tremendous energy on his drums, Sonny Fortune brings a soulful depth on soprano sax and flute, and Michael Henderson creates massive flow on the bass. Titles include "Prelude", "Interlude", and a long version of "Theme From Jack Johnson". CD
(Out of print. Columbia Jazz Master pressing with a red border.)

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... CD
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to a recent reissue – and this sweet batch of rare cuts really augments that rare musical moment, by offering up a further set of completely cosmic grooves! The style is spacey jazz funk with some deeper elements in the mix – all recorded and arranged with an indie vibe that reminds us a lot of the classic Oneness Of Juju albums on Black Fire, but without as much vocals – just a strong focus on the sweet keyboard lines and soaring horn passages. Some tracks are brand new, others are different versions of themes from the Brighter Days album – and titles include "Delta Six/Brighter Days", "Isis Voyage", "Odwalla", "Things Can Not Stop Forever (Al Kent version)", "High Jazz (reprise – alt mix)", "Things Cannot Stop Forever (inst mix)", and "Funky Fried Tofu (alt inst version)". CD

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New Dazz BandHot Spot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1985. Used ... $9.99
Dazz Band's final album for Motown – crisp, lean and funky dancefloor groovers that didn't hit the peaks of popularity that a few of their previous records achieved, but it's it's got plenty of great moments! It's filled with tight stormers defined by terse beatcraft, spacey keys and soulful vocals from the group – with some blazing guitar work that really sets the group apart from those they influenced! That stands to reason, as guitarist Marlon McCain and keyboard player Keith Harrison were leading the group at this point, with vocal arrangements by Harrison and sax player Bobby Harris. Includes "If Only You Were In My Shoes", "Hot Spot", "Paranoid", "All The Way", "She Used To Be My Girl", "When You Need Roses" and Slow Rap". This Funky Town Grooves edition has 5 bonus tracks – 12-inch versions and alternate mixes of album tracks and more – including "Hot Spot (Club Mix)", "Heartbeat (12" Version)", "Let It All Blow (Special Disco Remix)", "Swoop (I'm Yours) (12" Version)" and "Joystick (Vocal 12"). CD

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Franco De GeminiL'Uomo Di Rame ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked treasure from the legendary Franco De Gemini – surprisingly great overall, despite the nature of the project! The tunes are mostly of a spiritual nature – designed to be played by a small group in an outdoors setting – but they've hardly got any churchy feel at all – and really stand strongly with the western soundtrack work that always featured Franco on his famous harmonica solos! Most tunes have this mellow sort of flowing feel – gentle, but never sleepy – with De Gemini taking the lead in a great way that trips along nicely with a very seductive quality. Titles include "Sanctus", "Sacrifice From Space", "The Invisible", "Light Blue Lady", and "I Do Believe". CD

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New Franco De GeminiListen To My Harmonica ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Classic soundtrack selections from the Italian scene – all of which feature the harmonica of Franco De Gemini in the lead! Franco's the harmonica player you've heard on countless famous film scores from Italy – especially westerns – and this set brings together some great overlooked moments from his most glorious years on the instrument – including material composed by Alesandro Alessandroni, Narholz Candler, and Gemini himself! There's a number of tracks here we'd never heard before – and titles include "City Walk", "Walking In The Rain", "Weekend Love", "Harmonica Waltz", "Smiling Face", "Shuffle Baby", "String Of Diamonds", and "Black Widow". CD

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New De La SoulBuddy (native tounge decision, native tounge inst, LP)/Ghetto Thang (LP, ghetto ximer, ghetto ximer inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
One of their great 12" singles, with the full 7-minute version of the classic "Buddy" featuring Q-Tip, Latifah, and Monie Love. Loads of extra mixes that all sound very different from one another. Between the remixes of the songs, there's enough material here to put together a short album. Makes us remember the good old days, when Hip Hop singles used to really be enough to carry you through until the next LP came out. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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De La SoulItzsoweezee (Hot) (clean, De La clean rmx, album inst, acapella)/Stakes Is High (clean rmx, rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1996. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Two of the best cuts from De La's last LP. The "Stakes Is High" remix is completely different, and just as dope as the LP version – and it features Mos Def's second-ever appearance on wax, plus a humorous reference to Crucial Conflict. "Itsoweezee" takes on all the Cuban/Italian/etc gangster themes popular these days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Emil De WaalOmbud ... CD
Artiscope (Denmark), 2008. Used ... $1.99
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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... CD
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and simply a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. CD
Also available For The Whole World To See ... LP 14.99

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New DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Whole World To See ... CD 12.99

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Del The Funky HomosapienWrongplace (LP, Casual rmx, LP inst)/Don't Forget (LP)/Undisputed Champs ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $8.99
Hard to find 12" from the album No Need For Alarm. Includes a Casual remix of the main track, plus the non-LP cut "Undisputed Champs", which features Q-Tip and Peplove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Del The Funky HomosapienWrongplace (LP, Casual rmx, LP inst)/Don't Forget (LP)/Undisputed Champs ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1993. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hard to find 12" from the album No Need For Alarm. Better known to many as "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" – Includes a Casual remix of the main track, plus the non-LP cut "Undisputed Champs", which features Q-Tip and Peplove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Dengue FeverVenus On Earth ... CD
M80 Music, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Moody, kind of sultry and pulpy Cambodian rock, LA style – perhaps the best record yet from Dengue Fever! The backdrop of keys, horns, guitars, percussion and bass has never sound as measured, loose and assured as it does on Venus On Earth – with Chhom Nimol reminding us of the sweetness out front of the raucous, exuberant sounds of 60s underground Cambodian rock, and living up to that legacy quite well! Titles include "Seeing Hands", "Clipped Wings", "Tigher Phone Card", "Sober Driver", "Monsoon Of Perfume", "Integration", "Oceans Of Venus", "Tooth And Nail" and "Mr Orange". CD

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DeodatoKnights Of Fantasy ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Smooth jazzy work from Deodato – a record that takes off from his electric keyboard work of the early 70s, and shows his growing interest in modern soul and R&B a the time! Deodato's still a few years way from some of his famous soul production work, but he's already got a great ear for a groove – and works in a style that's tight, but never too slick – the best Joe Sample or Crusaders territory, but even more groove oriented too. You can definitely hear Deodato's growing taste for modern soul here – especially on the seminal club jammer "Whistle Bump", which is a tight keyboard-driven groove, with some sweeping strings underneath wah wah guitar. The cut's the real standout on the album – although there's a few other nice moments, like "Space Dust" and "Lovely Lady", which has a great mellow Bob James-ish sound. CD

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Destiny's ChildSurvivor (remix ext, remix inst, remix acapella, soul remix, soul mix inst, album, album inst, album acapella) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 2001. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Detroit EmeraldsDo Me Right ... LP
Westbound, 1971. Very Good- ... $9.99
A great one by the Detroit Emeralds – one of their tighest for Westbound! The tracks all have a nice hard soul sound, with good little bits of funk mixed up with the band's strong harmonies, which sound especially nice on the album's uptempo cuts. Includes the groovy semi-hit "Do Me Right", plus the great loping groover "Lee", and the cuts "Holding On", "I Can't See Myself", and "What You Gonna Do About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $5.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that dances around with tremendous energy over raw percussion! The remixes augment the approach in a number of different styles – and often find ways to unlock a different sort of charm in the tune – sometimes by amplifying rhythms, sometimes through more subtle means. The set features the main version of "Prudence" by Diabate, plus mixes by Whiskey Barons, Jon Kennedy, Daytoner, and E's E NYC Trust – as well as the track "Fatou Kounkoun Sissoko (Sol Power All-Stars mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Bo Diddley20th Anniversary of Rock N Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Made In Germany (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A mad bit of music from the great Bo Diddley – recorded after his early 70s funk records on Chess – but with a similar genre-tripping style! The album's got this full-on fuzzy feel right from the start – put together by producer Ron Terry, who matches Diddley's wilder side with some surprising guest appearances from Alvin Lee and Elvin Bishop on guitar, Billy Joel on keyboards, Carmine Appice on drums, and Joe Cocker on vocals! Despite the presence of these rock heavyweights, the set's all Bo Diddley's own – without any of the more watered-down crossover aspects you might expect. There's a nice sharp edge on all numbers – really preserving the funky undercurrents – and titles include "Ride The Water", "Drag On", "Kill My Body", and "Not Fade Away" – plus the super-extended "Bo Diddley Jam", which runs for over 15 minutes, and brings together a host of older Diddley tunes in a funky megamix! CD also features three bonus tracks – "Mona", "Emily", and "You Can't Judge A Book" – all from a 1984 live set in Germany. CD

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Disco CircusOver & Over/In A Gadda Da Vida ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Moogy! Both sides of this one feature remixes that are heavy on the moog – and in a nice way! "Over And Over" begins with almost a Georgio Moroder groove, and even the old Iron Butterfly classic sounds great with some spacey keyboards! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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DITCGet Yours (voc, clean, inst)/Where You At? (voc, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
DITC, 1999. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Limited edition single with two new DITC tracks with that straight ahead break-beat production style from Show(biz). "Get Yours" features Diamond and Big L (with verses reminding us once more what hip hop lost.) This is the original version of the track that appeared on the "Black Mask". "Where You At" features verses from Big Pun & Milano. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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DJ HondaDJ Honda (clean version) ... LP
Relativity, 1996. Near Mint- ... $5.99
We always thought this was the more dope of the two Honda LPs. Unfortunately this clean promo version doesn't have all the tracks, instead just eight of them: "What You Expected" with Guru & Premier, "Dat's My Word" with Redman, "Strtaight Talk From NY" with Puba, Sadat X and Wakeem, "Biz Freestyle" with the Biz Mark, a short interlude with Common, "F*k Dat" with Sean Black, "International Anthem" with the Liks and "The End" with Al Tariq. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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DJ Prince IceDopemix Vol 1/Bass Groove/Funkygitdown ... 12-inch
Megajamm, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Ned DohenyHard Candy ... CD
Asylum/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A seminal set from Ned Doheny – a lasting bit of California cool from the 70s, and a record that's every bit as refreshing as its image on the cover! The sound is tight, but never too slick – well-crafted songwriting with equally well-crafted production and studio execution – but somehow in a space that's far from the charts, too – which makes the whole thing a really great discovery in music! Ned Doheny's got a way of hitting an AOR vibe, but holding onto more personal elements too – and the vocals glide along with the music with the same charming vibe we'd find in a vintage Chris Rainbow record. Titles include "Get It Up For Love", "Each Time You Pray", "When Love Hangs In The Balance", "A Love Of Your Own", "On The Swingshift", "Sing To Me", and "If You Should Fall". CD
(Blu-spec CD2.)

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Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger array of players than you'll find on most of his records for other labels – the cream of the "new thing" players that were around New York at the time, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, and even Clifford Jordan on soprano sax – making a rare appearance on record on that instrument! Together, the players create a set of soundscapes that lies somewhere between Dolphy's Out To Lunch album, and some of the more modernist work by Mingus – a stunning batch of tracks that go out, but never too far. Titles include "Ode to CP", "Burning Spear", "Iron Man", and "Mandrake". LP, Vinyl record album

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DoorsWeird Scenes Inside The Goldmine ... LP
Elektra, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A seminal collection of some of the group's best! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on back.)

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Double ExposureTen Percent ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet harmony soul tradition of earlier years with the burgeoning clubby sound that was coming out of Philly. The set's produced by the Baker/Harris/Young team – who also play on the album along with the rest of the Sigma Sound crew – and the songs feature some stunning anthemic club numbers, plus a few surprisingly sweet harmony tunes. Includes their huge cut "Ten Percent", the amazing positivist groover "Everyman" – and the cuts "My Love Is Free", "Gonna Give My Love Away", and "Just Can't Say Hello". LP, Vinyl record album

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Double ExposureTen Percent (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet harmony soul tradition of earlier years with the burgeoning clubby sound that was coming out of Philly. The set's produced by the Baker/Harris/Young team – who also play on the album along with the rest of the Sigma Sound crew – and the songs feature some stunning anthemic club numbers, plus a few surprisingly sweet harmony tunes. Includes their huge cut "Ten Percent", the amazing positivist groover "Everyman" – and the cuts "My Love Is Free", "Gonna Give My Love Away", and "Just Can't Say Hello". CD features some great bonus tracks too – including "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons 12" disco)", "Everyman (Joe Claussell 12" disco)", "My Love Is Free (Tom Moulton 12" disco)", "Ten Percent (single)", "Everyman (single)", and "My Love Is Free (single)". CD

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New Carl DouglasKung Fu Fighting – And Other Great Love Songs ... LP
20th Century, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Carl Douglas' classic pop soul track about "Kung Fu Fighting" is an enduring favorite, as we're reminded everytime our local UHF station cops it for a promo for a martial arts double feature they're running on Saturday afternoon! The rest of the tracks on here aren't as great, but there's some nice moments with a similar feel to the hit – like "Dance The Kung Fu", and "Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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Nick DrakeMade To Love Magic ... CD
Island, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
A much-needed treat for all lovers of the music of Nick Drake – a collection of rare bits, unreleased tracks, and alternate versions of some of his best work! Some of the material here has been issued on the older Hannibal Time Of No Reply package – but the presentation here is a lot stronger, and a number of the tracks have been remixed, remastered, or re-produced! Given that Drake ended his life after giving us only 3 short (but brilliant) albums, we've been waiting for years for a set like this – and the quality of the work makes this one sit proudly next to classics like Five Leaves Left or Pink Moon! Titles include "Magic", "Three Hours", "Mayfair", "Hanging On A Star", "Joey", "Rider On The Wheel", "Time Of No Reply", and "Black Eyed Dog". CD

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New DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Sealed ... $6.99
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", "Some Kind Of Wonderful", "Up On The Roof", "On Broadway","Under The Boardwalk", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes" and "Saturday Night At The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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New Dudley Perkins feat Sadat X & MedCome Here My Dear (orig, rmx, inst)/All For You (orig, inst) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2006. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the finer numbers on Dudley Perkins's Expressions LP gets the remix treatment – one for the hip hop mic minded folks – featuring and additional verse from mid school pioneer Sadat X! The original "Come Here My Dear" is one of those trademark croon-along, murky soul gems from Dudley. "All For You" is a trippier number featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow vamping up the loose chorus! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ian DuryNew Boots & Panties ... LP
Stiff, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A seminal early album from Ian Dury – recorded before his funky dancefloor crossover work, and a key link between those sides and his earlier pub rock years. Dury's wonderfully deadpan vocal approach is already very firmly in place – and in fact perhaps sounds even more disaffected next to the heady guitars and stiffly strutting instrumentation of the set. Chaz Jankel's just developing his bassy style at this point – soon to explode more strongly on later work – but the core sound is very firmly in place on the set! Titles include "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", "My Old Man", "Wake Up & Make Love With Me", "Clever Trevor", "If I Was A Woman", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Billericay Dickie" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available New Boots & Panties!! ... CD 4.99

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Ian DuryNew Boots & Panties!! ... CD
Demon (UK), 1977. Used ... $4.99
A seminal early album from Ian Dury – recorded before his funky dancefloor crossover work, and a key link between those sides and his earlier pub rock years. Dury's wonderfully deadpan vocal approach is already very firmly in place – and in fact perhaps sounds even more disaffected next to the heady guitars and stiffly strutting instrumentation of the set. Chaz Jankel's just developing his bassy style at this point – soon to explode more strongly on later work – but the core sound is very firmly in place on the set! Titles include "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", "My Old Man", "Wake Up & Make Love With Me", "Clever Trevor", "If I Was A Woman", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Billericay Dickie" and more. CD
Also available New Boots & Panties ... LP 8.99

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Dutch UnclesSlave To The Atypical Rhythm/Nometo (Field Music remix) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Memphis Industries, 2013. Sealed ... $4.99
Dutch Uncles cover Grace Jones with a Field Music remix on the flip! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1975 – pink cover) ... LP
Dimitri, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99
Sublime spiritual soul from Dyson's Faces – a mid 70s east coast group headed by singer/songwriter Clifton Dyson, an ensemble that was equally well suited to uptempo groovers and mellow harmony soul! The vocals here are especially great – handled beautifully by the group with an earnest, honest quality that reminds us a lot of the harmony soul coming out of the Philly and New Jersey scenes a few years before, but which is presented here with a professional approach that only adds to the sweetness of the lyrics. Most numbers step along in a mellow or midtempo mode – with the vocals lifting beautifully up alongside full arrangements – and the more uptempo tracks hit kind of an ensemble funk style that still also works great with the group's approach. Tracks are all originals, and include the spacey "Wait A Minute Girl", which also has a great monologue – plus "We're Two Fools In Love", "Ole Jose What You Gonna Say Today", "Happy Days Again", "Welcome To All This Love Again", and "Don't Worry About The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with a printed inner sleeve and everything!)

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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1977 – blue cover) ... LP
DRR, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99
The second incredible album from Dyson's Faces – one of those underground 70s groups that should have been huge! The set's got a soaring sound that's even more righteous than the group's debut – a quality that glows wonderfully with the quartet's mix of male and female voices – a sound that almost reminds us a bit of Voices Of East Harlem at times. Backing is by the Hard Times Band – a tight combo who groove hard on the more uptempo numbers, and lay back nicely on the mellower ones – just throwing in some licks here and there on guitar or keyboards next to the warmer harmony vocals. The voices are an especially great part of the record, and really sparkle with a sound that's even fresher than most other groups from the time – a sound that shows that Dyson's Faces wasn't just one of those funk groups who happened to also be able to sing – but a strongly committed soul outfit who really put a lot of energy into their music! Titles include "This Time It's Gotta Be Love" in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "Till I've Got This Feelin Of Love", "Try Me Baby", "You & Me", "Working My Way To Something Better", and "Cry Sugar" – as well as "Welcome To All This Love Again" and "Don't Worry About The Jones", which both appeared on the group's first album. LP, Vinyl record album

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E Kraz & Breez Evahflowin' feat Chali 2NaHot 2Nite (main, inst, Fire Dept rmx)/Got Rhymes/No Chaser/Change A Comin' ... 12-inch
Velour/Fat Beats, 2005. Near Mint- ... $0.49
A nice little single from E Kraz, aka Eric Krasno, guitarist for Soulive – featuring the mic skills of Breez Evahflowin' and Chali 2na on the funky, funky a-side! "Hot 2Nite" is a straight-up funky party vamp – with extra instrumentation from Soulive fellow Neal Evans on organ, plus some JBs modeled horns, drums and programming! Chali 2Na does his measured, J5 vocal boom on the main version, with E Kraz's official project partner Breez rockin' the remix. The flip has a tighter hip hop feel, with just E Kraz on the beats and Breez on the rhymes. Nice! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Eazy-EEazy-Duz-It (clean) ... CD
Ruthless/Priority, 1988. Used ... $2.99
Eazy's first and best LP, from back when he was trying to kid everyone that he was still a teenager. As we all know, Eazy Duz It is a lot more of a companion piece to Straight Outta Compton than a standout solo album by Eazy E, with most the writing credits going to almost everyone involved with NWA EXCEPT Eazy. We all also know that that is a good thing, as the puckish MC was a much better mouthpiece than he was a great thinker. As an instrument of helium voiced anger and bile spewing, Eazy was pretty hard to top in those days (Eminem is Humpty Hump in comparison), and those tight, propulsive beats Dre and co. conjured up in the late 80s will keep our lowriders bouncing until the end of time. Truly a conceptual masterpiece, whether you're comfortable with that or not. Includes "Radio", "Eazy Duz It", "Boyz In The Hood", and "We Want Eazy", and the full 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick EP as bonus cuts. Remastered for the first time since the original release. CD
(Clean version.)
Also available Eazy-Duz-It (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Eazy-EEazy-Duz-It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ruthless/Priority, 1988. Used ... $4.99
Eazy's first and best LP, from back when he was trying to kid everyone that he was still a teenager. As we all know, Eazy Duz It is a lot more of a companion piece to Straight Outta Compton than a standout solo album by Eazy E, with most the writing credits going to almost everyone involved with NWA EXCEPT Eazy. We all also know that that is a good thing, as the puckish MC was a much better mouthpiece than he was a great thinker. As an instrument of helium voiced anger and bile spewing, Eazy was pretty hard to top in those days (Eminem is Humpty Hump in comparison), and those tight, propulsive beats Dre and co. conjured up in the late 80s will keep our lowriders bouncing until the end of time. Truly a conceptual masterpiece, whether you're comfortable with that or not. Includes "Radio", "Eazy Duz It", "Boyz In The Hood", and "We Want Eazy", and the full 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick EP as bonus cuts. Remastered for the first time since the original release. CD
Also available Eazy-Duz-It (clean) ... CD 2.99

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EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". CD

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Bertha Egnos & Gail LakierIpi-Tombi (Satbel) ... LP
Satbel (South Africa), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of percussion – and most titles on the set have vocals by a large ensemble. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bubbles in the gloss and small stickers.)

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Hamza El DinEscalay – The Water Wheel – Oud Music From Nubia ... CD
Nonesuch, 1971. Used ... $4.99
While in the intervening years Hamza El Din has gone on to great prominence, this Nonesuch recording of his work on the oud was one of the earliest documents of his North African style of music. This recording consists of three pieces, with his virtuoso playing and singing, the first two extended pieces and the third a shorter vocal and frame drum number, all have a singing style clearly indebted to Arabic classical tradition, while his playing on the oud reflects the Sudanese and Egyptian roots of the Nubian culture: "The Water Wheel", "Remind Me" and "Song With Tar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don EllisAutumn ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
An album of explosive power and imagination from Don Ellis – a set that shows him very firmly shaking off the more academic mode of earlier years, and heading into hipper, more youth-oriented directions! The group's still a bit band on most numbers – but it's one with a lean, well-crafted sound that's not really big band jazz, and which also features some elements of later soundtrack scoring. Players on the date are all great – and include Frank Strozier, John Klemmer, and Ira Schulman on saxes – plus Pete Robinson on clavinet, piano, and electric piano! The set begins with the beautiful extended "Variations For Trumpet" – a suite-type number that has plenty of great colors from Ellis, plus loads of other horn work too. Other titles include "Indian Lady", "Pussy Wiggle Stomp", "Scratt & Fluggs", and "Child Of Ecstasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a torn corner.)

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New Don EllisElectric Bath ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A pretty tasty little album from Don Ellis – his first funky outing for Columbia Records, and a groundbreaking batch of big band funk tracks! The set's quite different from some of Don's earlier recordings – in that it's a bit less academic, and has a focus more on a strong and freewheeling groove. Plus, the use of electric instrumentation in the rhythm section creates the feel of a classic 70s soundtrack – quite different in style for the time, and sounding really fresh here! Titles include "Open Beauty", "Indian Lady", "Turkish Bath", "New Horizons", and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.. Cover has some peeling along the bottom.)

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Don EllisNew Don Ellis Band Goes Underground/Don Ellis At Fillmore ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Pivotal electric work from Don Ellis – a pair of albums back to back! The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground is a monumental jazz rock crossover album from Ellis – soaring along on a fuzzed-out big band groove! The set's got most of the elements of Ellis' other electric sets for Columbia – but also features a tighter, shorter approach to the tunes – plus some vocals by Patti Allen, which adds a nice soul component to the set. There's a lot of nice production touches on the set, making the instrumentation take on whole new sounds in an electro-acoustic way – and the best tracks get nice and funky! Titles include "Higher", "Bulgarian Bulge", "Eli's Comin", "Acoustical Lass", "House In The Country", "Gooood Feelin", "Send My Baby Back", and "Black Baby". Don Ellis At Fillmore features funky madness at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium – and a searing set of tracks that rivals the best studio work from trumpeter Don Ellis! The feel here is really open, spontaneous, and inventive – and tunes are a lot more extended than on most of Don's studio sides from the time – with not only more room for solos, but also a seemingly greater focus on rhythms, which are often upbeat, firey, and very grooving on most numbers. There's a really great mix of trumpet and electronics on the record – including ring modulator and Fender Rhodes – and possibly inspired by the Fillmore setting, Don really opens up on all burners, spacing out with a really hip little groove. Titles include "Pussy Wiggle Stomp", "Salvatore Sam", "Rock Odyssey", "Final Analysis", "Excursion II", and "Antea". CD

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John Ellison (Soul Brother Six)Up From Funk ... CD
Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 27.98
A deep deep retrospective on soul singer John Ellison – best known for his work in the group Soul Brother Six – but a heck of a great talent on his own! The set's an unusual one – in that it features a fair bit of old recordings from the vaults of Jamie Records, mixed with new recordings and remixes of older classics – including some of John's best with his famous group! Modern instrumental styles dominate most of the record, but Ellison's vocals are definitely old school – and have this crackling quality that shows his continued commitment to soul. The one thing missing from the package is a full set of dates, which might help us understand the recording history a bit more – but in their place are some surprisingly great notes from Ellison, which certainly makes up for that loss. Titles include "Leave Me Alone", "Sex Is Sex", "Magic Touch", "Wild & Free", "She's Hot She's Some Kind Of Wonderful", "A Kiss In The Wind", "Let Your Hair Hang Down", and "Spend The Rest Of My Life Making Love To You" – plus remakes of "I Need You Yes I Do", "I Don't Want To Cry", and "You Better Check Yourself" – and remixes of "See You Later Baby", "Play With Fire", and "Keep On Making Love To Me". CD

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Eminent StarsClub/Hearts Are Jumping ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
There's a romping 60s soul vibe to "Club" – in the heavy horns, tight piano lines and rhythm, and in the great lead vocals from Steffan Morrison – who feels like some lost singer from the Louisiana scene! "Hearts Are Jumping" gets a bit more funky – slower and sharper, with some nicely different vocals in the lead from Bruce James! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eminent StarsSittin' In With The Eminent Stars ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the group's core jamming is the main appeal of the record, the set also features guest vocals on a number of tracks – different soul-styled vocalists who collaborate with the group, and create a nice sense of spontaneity and variety throughout. Titles include "The Club", "Hearts Are Jumping", "Ben's Dungeon", "Dead Cat", "Tune In", and "Smokey One". CD
Also available Sittin' In With The Eminent Stars (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 15.99

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Eminent StarsSittin' In With The Eminent Stars (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the group's core jamming is the main appeal of the record, the set also features guest vocals on a number of tracks – different soul-styled vocalists who collaborate with the group, and create a nice sense of spontaneity and variety throughout. Titles include "The Club", "Hearts Are Jumping", "Ben's Dungeon", "Dead Cat", "Tune In", and "Smokey One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)
Also available Sittin' In With The Eminent Stars ... CD 12.99

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full ... CD
Island, 1986. Used ... $2.99
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise it's due! Essential would be an understatement. Includes the immortal "I Ain't No Joke", "Eric B Is In The Cut", "I Know You Got Soul", "Move The Crowd", "Paid in Full", "Chinese Arithmetic", and "Eric B. Is President". CD
(Original 4th & Broadway version. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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ET'z (Evil Twins)Ray Came True (radio, pg, pg 13, inst, remix)/You Don't Stop (radio, orig, inst) ... 12-inch
Zestland, 1996. Sealed ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill EvansFurther Conversations With Myself ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A follow up to the similarly-titled Conversations With Myself album recorded several years before – and like that one, a record that has Bill Evans playing "with" himself, via the technology of overdubs! The album's less a solo album, than a duet one – given that most of the numbers feature Evans working between melody and rhythm on overlapping piano lines – creating a mini chorus of pianos that sounds totally great, and wonderfully unique! Titles include "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Funny Man", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Little Lulu" and "Quiet Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bill EvansLive At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate ... CD
Resonance, 1968. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A real treasure – previously unreleased live material from the late, great Bill Evans – featuring wonderful late 60s work from his trio that included Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morrell on drums! The recording quality is great, and the playing is equally top-shelf too – a perfect illustration of the trio's genius, with a strong focus on the way that Gomez's basslines really help to shape the flowing grooves of the tunes! Evans is wonderful, too – still some echoes of that earlier 60s bite at times, yet also lots of those open, lyrical modes that really flowered in the later part of the decade – as you'll hear on a set that includes "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Witchcraft", "Round Midnight", "Autumn Leaves", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "Turn Out The Stars", and "Here's That Rainy Day". CD

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New Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic – fluid, but never flowery – pure genius of economy and understatement, while also at the same time opening bold new worlds in sound. The trio features drummer Paul Motian and bassist Teddy Kotick, and titles include the classics "Five" and "Waltz For Debby", the latter of which is performed solo by Evans – plus tracks that include "Displacement", "I Love You", "My Romance", "No Cover, No Minimum", and "Our Delight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peven EverettReflections Of Misconception – Reworks ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2007. Used ... $12.99
Peven Everett revisits themes from his Reflections Of Misconception album – but in a style that's way more than just simple remixing – and which makes for a very different record overall! The sound here is often extremely laidback and mellow – just spare beats, bits of bass, and Peven's wonderful vocals slinking over the top of sublime late night grooves. The approach is quite unique – often dubby at times, but a bit smooth too – although never in a too-slick, or too-cliched sort of style. The mellowness of the album really allows Everett's vocal skills to come center stage – bubbling up from the bottom and flowing over the tunes in a really wonderful way! Titles include "Soul For The Booty", "Convertible Car", "Kickin Up Dust", "Superstar (Rasta rework)", "Another Tender Moment", and "Undress" – plus a surprise bonus track! CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them that differs from CD to CD – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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John Fahey & Blind Joe DeathLegend Of Blind Joe Death (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Takoma, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The seminal debut of the great John Fahey – posing here as Blind Joe Death – an acoustic guitarist whose bluesy undercurrents showcase Fahey's love of early recorded music! The style is pure Fahey throughout – those magical tones that cascade effortlessly off the heavily-plucked strings of his guitar – echoing older blues and folk modes, but never in a way that's stereotypical – and which is already woven through with the kind of sonorities that continued to make Fahey such an important artist over the years. Think of the set as a skewed version of American history – filtered through one mind and one set of hands – and you'll be well on the way to understanding the power of this music. The set features songs penned by Fahey, and redone versions of older numbers – and tracks include "West Coast Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "I'm A Poor Boy Far Away From Home", "John Hardy", "Transcendental Waterfall", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door", and "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues". Fahey originally recorded some of the material in 1959, then again in 1963 – and this double-length CD features all of the many tracks that appeared on various versions of the record – 21 titles and over 75 minutes of music! CD

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Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... LP
SOUL, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great Detroit vocal group with a sweet raw sound and some excellent harmonies. Although this album says it's a "best of", it's really the only full LP the group cut during the time – and it's a rare treasure of harmony soul, cut with a nicely stripped-down sound that makes the tracks shine like rough indie soul gems instead of Motown numbers. Titles include "I Love You Madly", "The Whole World Is A Stage", "Goddess Of Love", "As Long As I Live", and "Man In Love" – but the whole record's great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a stain on one corner.)

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Far Out Monster Disco OrchestaFar Out Monster Disco Orchesta ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A really wonderful project that was years in the making – a mix of American club and Brazilian elements – put together by a group that includes members of Azymuth and Banda Black Rio, as well as the legendary Arthur Verocai! Jose Roberto Bertrami's the strongest contributor here – and the music really echoes that great late 70s/early 80s point when the Azymuth fusion groove crossed over into tighter, funkier territory – coming off here with a sound that's got really universal appeal and a wickedly classic vibe overall – like some unusual cross-breeding of Brazilian grooves and Salsoul Records! Vocals are by Mia Mendes and Marcina Arnold, but the instrumentation is even better than the lyrics – filled with jazzy touches, blended with bits of strings, and perfectly produced all the way through. Really tremendous stuff – one of the freshest records we've heard from Far Out in years – with titles that include "Mystery", "Keep Believing", "Dead Dance", "The Last Carnival", "A Disco Supreme", "Vendetta", and "Don't Cha Know He's Alright". 2CD set features 8 more bonus remix tracks too! CD
Also available Far Out Monster Disco Orchesta (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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New Art FarmerArt Farmer Quintet Plays The Great Jazz Hits ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Really great work from Art Farmer – one of a handful of records from the mid 60s that have the trumpeter picking up a slightly sharper edge than before – a nice contrast to some of his more spacious albums on labels like Argo or Atlantic! The vibe here is almost a small group take on the Jazztet sound that Art created with Benny Golson – but a bit more organic overall, thanks to a tight rhythm trio that features Cedar Walton on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Roker on drums – who almost give the record a Prestige Records sort of vibe. The great Jimmy Heath plays sublime tenor in the lead – and turns out to be a perfect partner for Art, helping hit a different sound than his material with Golson – and although the tunes are mostly the jazz hits promised in the title, they get some really fresh readings here – as the pair make magic on tunes that include "Take Five", "I Remember Clifford", "Watermelon Man", "Song For My Father", "Sidewinder", "Moanin", and "Gemini". CD

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Art FarmerEvening In Casablanca (aka Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Nice second pressing of an album originally issued in the mid 50s, featuring seminal early work from Art Farmer – and one of the first full albums to capture his brilliance! The record has Farmer playing in a quintet, with able accompaniment from Gigi Gryce, a young newcomer at this point, with a post-bop complication to his style that was not to dissimilar from Farmer's. Gryce's mode is perhaps a bit more academic than Farmer's, but Art's lyricism offsets that tendency nicely, and the pair work together in a mode that's every bit as pleasing as Gigi's work with Donald Byrd. The set features some great tracks in sort of an exoticist hardbop mode – and titles include "Satellite", "Shabozz", "Sans Souci", and "Evening In Casablanca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Prestige pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, a split spine, a rip on the front, and two strips of wide tape across the front and top seam.)

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Art FarmerModern Art ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Good ... $14.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy rainbow label pressing with deep groove! Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with some noise.)

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Art FarmerSing Me Softly Of The Blues ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1965. Used ... $9.99
A sublime little set – one of Art Farmer's seminal quartet recordings from the mid 60s, and a blend of modern lyricism with an ease and economy that's hardly ever been matched again! There's a careful, measured style here that's really tremendous – one that's never too sleepy or lazy with its approach, and which almost seems to carry on the modes of expression first begun by Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s – although in completely different ways! The group features Pete LaRoca on drums, Steve Kuhn on piano, and Steve Swallow on bass – but it's Art's effortless trumpet solos that really make the album sparkle, as they drift over the top of the album's hip original tunes, written by Carla Bley and LaRoca. Titles include "Ad Infinitum", "Petite Bell", "Tears", and "One For Majid". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerTime & The Place ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous document of a really wonderful group – a 60s ensemble that pairs the lyrical trumpet of Art Farmer with the sharp tenor of Jimmy Heath! The pair are completely sublime together – balancing out sound and soul with this amazing quality that's quite different both from Farmer's larger body of work, and from most sounds that Jimmy would do on his own (although at another level, the record does point the way towards the seminal Heath dates as a leader in the early 70s.) The rhythm section is a key part of the strength of the album – with Cedar Walton as an amazing bridge between the spirit of the two horn players – set up perfectly with Walter Booker on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. Art's got this edge that really stands out, but he also retains his majestic sense of lyrical beauty too. One of our favorites – with titles that include "One For Juan", "Nino's Scene", "Short Cake", and "The Time & The Place". CD

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Fat JoeBet Ya Man Can't (radio, album, inst)/Dat Gangsta Sh*t (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat/Atlantic, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
"Dat Gangsta Sh*t" produced by Premier. "Bet Ya Man Can't" features Big Pun, Cuban Link, Triple Seis. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miguel Atwood FergusonMochilla Presents Timeless – Suite For Ma Dukes ... LP
Mochilla, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Part of the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai! The Dilla tribute is billed as A Suite For Ma Dukes (Dilla's moms is rightly proud of Mr Yancey and deserves to be honored for his work) features Miguel Atwood-Ferguson fronting a 60-piece orchestra – if that doesn't speak volumes for Dilla's legacy, what could? It's wonderful stuff, bringing soaring, orchestral movements to instantly identifiable inspiration from Dilla's classic productions. Guests include Shafiq Husayn, Amp Fiddler, Bilal, Dwele, Illa J, Karriem Riggins, Pos from De La Soul and Talib Kweli. Tracks include "Morning Order", "Antiquity", "Le Yachting", "Untitled/Fantastic", "Welcome 2 Detroit", "Gobstopper", "Affolements Grantiques", "Don't Nobody Care About Us", "Jealousy", "Angel" feat Dwele, "Reminisce" feat Bilal, "Stakes Is High" feat Pos & Talib Kweli, "Fall In Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Festa Do ChorinhoFesta Do Chorinho Vol 2 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99
A great revival of older choro modes – played in a style that's quite faithful to the original, and which is recorded in a spare, simple style that's mighty nice! The set's oddly missing notes on the musicians, but instrumentation includes lots of percussion on tamborim, sweet lyrical lines on flute, and plenty of lively interplay between acoustic guitar and bandolim – ringing out beautifully here on most of the tunes! Titles include "Alvorada", "Nao Me Toques", "Boemio", "Choro Negro", "Piano", "Flor Do Abacate", and "Dengoso". CD
 
 
 



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