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Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
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. CD
Also available Siria (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 22.99

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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.)
Also available Siria ... CD 15.99

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New CybotronEnter Cybotron (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1983. Used ... $6.99
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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CybotronMotor City Machine Music – An Explanation Of Cybotron ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A key moment in electronic music in the US – the early Detroit experiments of Cybotron! The group were the duo of Juan Atkins and Rick Davis – working in early 80s Detroit, in a sound that would later transform into the more familiar techno groove – but which here is a strange blend of styles that includes bits of Kraftwerk, hip hop, electro, and post-disco club! The overall vibe is pretty spacey – with sci-fi themes that run through most of the tracks, echoed by odd production techniques that repeat the best elements over and over, and maintain a dark, spare style that was clearly the blueprint for midwest house grooves in years to come. And if you've ever been wowed by the darker sounds of Chicago house in the mid 80s, you'll really be stunned by the level of work from these guys – as Cybotron seem to preface just about all the post-industrial themes that would show up later on Trax – but come at things from a very different perspective. And added into the whole uniqueness of the work is the fact that these recordings originally were issued by Fantasy Records – so had a west coast life of their own, on a label that hardly had any other relation to Detroit at the time! The set features a total of 13 tracks that includes a few remixes – and titles include "Clear", "Cosmic Cars (Detroit Style)", "Alleys Of Your Mind", "R-(", "Let's Go", "Techno City", "Industrial Lies", "El Salvador", "Cosmic Raindance", "Cosmic Cars (house mix)", and "R-9 (inst)". CD

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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

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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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D-NiceCrumbs On The Table (radio, LP, inst, Stimulator Dummy, Otis mix, rmx inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- ... $4.99
D-Nice keeps the old BDP sound on this self-produced single. The Stimulated Dummies remix (somehow called Stimulator Dummy on this one) features some nice DJ work. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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Dag SavageE&J (red colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 20.98
The duo of underground producer extraordinaire Exile and MC Johaz deliver a tight full length as Dag Savage – with an impressive guest roster – including Aloe Blac, MED & Rass Kass, frequent Exile partner Blu, Gonjasufi, Fashawn, Co$$ and Tiombe Lockhart, Choosey and Jimetta Rose. 16 tracks on 2LPs: "The Beginning", "Twilight", "Bad Trip" feat Adad, Gonjasufi & Sahtyre, "DRUGS" feat CO$$ & Choosey, "Cali Dreamin'" feat Fashawn, Co$$ & Tiombe Lockhart, "FUPM" feat MED & Rass Kass, "When It Rains" fat Aloe Blacc, "Milk Box (Remix)", "The Hurt", "Wine & Cheese" feat Jimetta Rose and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Damu The Fudgemunk feat Raw PoeticWalk In The Park (Redef rmx voc, Redef rmx inst) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
Top quality underground hip hop produced by Damu The Fudgemunk! The Redef Remix of Panacea's "Walk In The Park" features vocals by Raw Poetic – and Damu's instrumental is on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dana DaneLove At First Sight (Remix) (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Profile, 1988. Near Mint- ... $0.99
One of Dana Dane's later singles from the first LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Profile sleeve.)

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Dandeliers & OthersDandeliers & Other Great Groups On States – Chop Chop Boom ... CD
States/Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Seminal vocal group work from the Chicago scene of the 50s – and a wonderful collection of some of the lesser-known acts working in the Windy City at the time! All the cuts here were recorded for the United and States labels – and at the time, got a lot less circulation than work on labels like Chess, Vee Jay, and even Parrot – even though the material here easily rivals some of the best doo wop sides for those imprints. The Dandeliers head off the set, and are featured on a third of the tracks – and they're an amazing group who easily rival The Moonglows or Flamingos at their early best – with a similar sort of heavenly harmony approach. Other groups here are great too – some nicely rough around the edges – and titles include "My Love", "She's Mine", "Shu Wop", "Loving Partner", "Chop Chop Boom", and "Little Man" by The Dandeliers; "In Your Dreams" and "Go Where My Baby Lives" by The Strollers; "Lonesome Baby", "Ridin & Rockin", and "Big City Bound" by The Hornets; "Sugar Lips" and "Gloria" by The Five Chances; "Mellow Daddy" by The Drakes; and "Girl Of Mine" and "I Knew I Had A Chance" by The Palms. CD features a good number of unreleased tracks, too! CD
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Das EfxHold It Down (Edited Promo) ... LP
East West, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
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 Miles DavisGreen Haze (Musings Of Miles/Miles) ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 70s 2LP set that brings together two of Miles' seminal mid 50s sessions for Prestige – Musings of Miles and Miles. The albums are united in that they both feature work by the Red Garland Trio on rhythm (Red, Philly Joe Jones, and either Paul Chambers or Oscar Pettiford) – and the later is especially great in that it features an early appearance by Coltrane, then pretty new to Miles' company. Tracks include "Sposin", "Stablemates", "Gal In Calico", "I Didn't", "Will You Still Be Mine", "Green Haze", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisLive Evil ... CD
Columbia, 1972. Used 2CD ... $7.99
A beautiful live representation of the energy of the Bitches Brew years – one that has Miles Davis and the group really letting loose with free-flowing, modally-inspired lines – cooking up an incredible blend of acoustic and electric sounds at once! There's a bit of funk here, but not much – and although guitar is sometimes used strongly, it's often not as noisy as in later live sides. Instead, the whole group gels together beautifully – an unlikely assortment of players that includes Gary Bartz and Steve Grossman on reeds, John McLaughlin on guitar, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Hermeto Pascoal on percussion, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all given new focus, direction, and inspiration by Miles! Titles include "What I Say", "Sivad", "Selim", "Funky Tonk", and a great medley of "Gemini/Double Image". CD

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New Miles DavisRound About Midnight ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Thelonious Monk wrote the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it almost his own here – blowing with a subtly moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has two cutout holes and some creases on one corner.)
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Round About Midnight (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99
Round About Midnight (2CD Legacy edition) ... CD 6.99

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Miles DavisRound About Midnight (2CD Legacy edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Thelonious Monk wrote the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it almost his own here – blowing with a subtly moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". The first disc also features 4 bonus tracks too – "Sweet Sue", "Little Melonae", "Budo", and "Two Bass Hit". The second disc are live recordings from '55 and '56. CD
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Round About Midnight ... LP 39.99
Round About Midnight (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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Miles DavisRound About Midnight (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $1.99
Thelonious Monk wrote the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it almost his own here – blowing with a subtly moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the pair first forged on Prestige – and also present is the rhythm trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – impeccably recorded here with a wonderful sense of space. Titles include Miles seminal take on "Round Midnight", plus "Tadd's Delight", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "A Leu Cha". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "Sweet Sue", "Little Melonae", "Budo", and "Two Bass Hit". CD
Also available
Round About Midnight ... LP 39.99
Round About Midnight (2CD Legacy edition) ... CD 6.99

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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
Also available Isis Voyage ... LP 16.99

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
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)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Isis Voyage ... CD 14.99

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). CD features a bonus single mix of "It's So Good". CD

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Danielle DaxCat-House (single mix, overnight mix)/White Knuckle Ride (single remix)/Cold Sweat ... 12-inch
Sire, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Dazz BandWild & Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Geffen/PTG (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
The Dazz Band may be wild and free in the title, but the album's tighter than ever – a lean, focused approach to the Dazz Band sound – done here with loads of 80s production and instrumentation in the mix! The rhythms are heavy with drum machine lines – often mixed with keyboard bits and swirled together with a sound that's even more crossover than some of the group's earlier work. Vocals often take a back seat to the grooves – but on the ballads they shine through nicely, and remind us of the group's roots. Titles include "The Beat That's Right", "Wild & Free", "Love MIA", "Sunglasses", "Something You Said", and "Time Will Heal A Broken Heart". CD features bonus tracks – "Wild & Free (ext dance rmx)", "Last Chance For Love", "Love MIA (house mix)", and "A Place In My Heart". CD

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De La SoulMillie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (full mix, full inst)/Keepin' The Faith (straight pass, 12'' UK, no bass, LP, straight pass inst, 7'' UK) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1991. Very Good- (reissue)... $1.99
8 track reissue 12" with an insane amount of mixes of both "Millie" and "Keepin' the Faith". The UK versions are a bit more dancefloor oriented (but not too much), but the others have the usual odd De La remix twists. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Francesco De MasiQuella Sporca Storia Nel West ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99
A really beautiful little soundtrack from Francesco De Masi – scored with a depth of feeling that's really surprising, and which goes way past the obvious! There's some beautiful woodwind passages that arc and turn with a quality that's almost fragile – yet bold enough to paint a vivid picture of the western setting of the film – mixed with some more dramatic numbers that still have a relatively unusual feel – almost as if De Masi was working as hard as he could to create a soundtrack that was different from other westerns of the period – while still staying within a familiar instrumental structure. Maurizio Graf sings the driving title tune "Find A Man" – and the CD features a whopping 27 titles that include "Emily E Johnny", "La Medaglia", "Addio Orace", "Santana E Johnny", "L'Assalto Di Santana", "Paura Notturna", "Non C'E Scampo", "Passi Nel Tempo", and "Johnny Sulla Croce". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Emil De WaalOmbud ... CD
Artiscope (Denmark), 2008. Used ... $7.99
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Elton Dean's NinesenseHappy Daze/Oh For The Edge ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Seminal work from British reedman Elton Dean – two classic Ogun albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Happy Daze – a set that's got a lot more complicated class than you might expect from the title – really wonderful large ensemble arrangements penned by Dean, and definitely in the spirit that he claimed made the group the heir to Keith Tippett's previous group of the late 60s! The music here is all nicely inside, and pretty darn soulful – swinging and stepping with a bit more of a groove than some of the other Ogun Records work of the time – really back to that hip point at the end of the 60s, when British jazz groups stretched out in their spirit, but never got too avant in their style – a perfect blend that Dean really recreates here, with help from players who include Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett on trumpet, Mark Charig on trumpet and tenor horn, Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti on trombones, Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. Titles include "Nicrotto", "Seven For Lee", "Sweet FA", and "Three For All". On Oh For The Edge, there's definitely an edge to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". CD

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New 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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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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Kirk Degiorgio Presents SambatekSambatek ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Brazilian percussion mixed with 21st Century sounds – all served up sublimely in the hands of Kirk Degiorgio – one of the few artists we could ever expect to get a project like this just right! The album follows nicely off Kirk's previous collaboration with Azymuth – but has an even starker sound overall, as core acoustic percussion bits are worked into contemporary rhythm programs – then topped with some of the crackling electric touches that you'd expect – often with a warmer sound than other projects of this nature, but a groove that's plenty driving overall. Titles include "Babilonia", "Morro Da Formiga", "Dende", "Borel", "Vidigal", "Rocinha", "Prazeres", and "Complexo Do Alemao" – plus remixes "Babilonia (Rick Wilhite dub)", "Borel (Jonas Kopp my vision of samba rmx)", and "Borel (Nxi rmx)". CD

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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Dengue FeverVenus On Earth ... CD
M80 Music, 2008. Used ... $9.99
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/Night Cruiser ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1979/1980. Used ... $24.99
2 beautiful later albums from Deodato – back to back on one CD! Knights Of Fantasy is smoth and jazzy – done in an LA late 70s style that's kind of like work by Joe Sample or The Crusaders, but a bit more R&B oriented, and with a deeper soul style overall! 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. Night Cruiser is a key record in Deodato's move from funky jazz in the 70s to modern soul in the 80s – and one that showcases the best of his talents in both genres! The approach here is more tightly arranged and produced than that of his earlier CTI sides – but in a mode that's still plenty nice to our ears – as Deodato's uncanny sense of rhythm and timing is still very firmly in place, making the set way way more than just a smooth jazz album – and pushing it strongly into the realm of soulful spacey fusion! There's some really great tracks on the set – like the amazing "Skatin", a sweet keyboard number that's a perfect roller skating jam (in case you couldn't guess from the title) – plus "Love Magic", "Uncle Funk", "East Side Strut", and "Night Cruiser". 11 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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Destiny's ChildBootylicious (v-quest, dug, big boys remix, remix inst, album, album inst) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 2001. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
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(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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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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Dilated Peoples20/20 ... CD
ABB/Capitol, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Dilated Peoples return with another split release with longtime home ABB Records and big ol' Capitol Records! Overall this is a stronger album then the previous Neighborhood Watch, with some standout moments. Produced by Evidence and Babu, with a couple slots reserved for the mighty Alchemist. Tracks include "Green Trees" feat Dr Greenthumb, "Back Again", "You Can't Hide, You Can't Run", "Olde English" feat Defari, "Kindness For Weakness" feat Talib Kweli, "Rapid Transit" feat Krondon, "The One And Only", "20/20" and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Dilated PeoplesNeighborhood Watch ... CD
Capitol/ABB, 2004. Used ... $3.99
The Peeps take a huge, unapologetic step into the mainstream with Neighborhood Watch, combining their tried-and-true indie Cali sound with simpler, pounding beats by Alchemist. Features the much hyped single with Kanye West "This Way" plus "Marathon", "Neighborhood Watch", "Tryin' To Breathe", "Caffeine", "Who's Who", "Reach Us", "Big Business", "Closed Session" with Planet Asia, Defari, and Phil Da Agony and more. CD

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DJ Prince IceDopemix Vol 1/Bass Groove/Funkygitdown ... 12-inch
Megajamm, 1988. Near Mint- ... $8.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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DJ RyloLife For Living EP – Jazzy Remix/My Mojo Black/Killer Kazoo Rock/Dawn Of Destruction ... 12-inch
Sebadukes, 2005. Sealed ... $1.99
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DJ SpinnaCompositions 2 EP ... LP
Female Fun, 2002. Sealed ... $11.99
DJ Spinna's fantastic Compositions 2 – for the most part, find Spinna in his most mellow and tripped out mode. The purely hip hop, tightly clipped beats bear Spinna's patented forward momentum, but the spare accompanying parts are all about a hypnotic, trippy swirl. Flanged out instrument samples fill the air, and the trippy keys remind us of the best Jay Dee productions. Tracks include ""Sunshine", "Platinum", "Verbz", "Dayz", "Starz" and "Germz". LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ SpinnaHeavy Beats Volume 1 ... LP
Rawkus, 1999. Very Good- 2LP ... $7.99
To our ears, no one has been able to consistently master the mellow-but-still-hardcore sound like DJ Spinna has. On this double LP, three vocal tracks including "Who U Be" with Missing Linx (Al Tariq, Problems, Black Attack), "Time Zone" with the always-nice Apani B Fly Emcee & Talib Kweli, and "Watch Dees" with more abstract lyrics from Thirstin Howl III & Eminem. Plus eight instrumental butters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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DJ VadimCombustible (LP, inst)/Harp Song/Dimelo (LP, inst, Accoustic mix) ... 12-inch
Ninja Tune, 2002. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
2 new cuts of hard hitting hip hop from Russia's premier producer. Yeah, we know, he's really from London, and the tracks here have less of the abstract approach he's taken in the past, more of the straight ahead sound on his last LP. Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious takes a turn on the mic on the a-side and Mucho Mu drops some verses en Espanol on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ's Wally & Swingsett/Bobby MatosRighteous Like A Brother (wally & swingsett remix)/Guiro Electro (rainer truby trio remix) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, Late 90s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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New 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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Double ExposureTen Percent (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Steve DouglasReflections In A Golden Horn ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
Wonderfully groovy work from saxophonist Steve Douglas – a set of instrumental tunes, recorded with lots of trippy late 60s touches! The work's still on the easy side of the instrumental spectrum, but it's got some echoes that remind us of Tom Scott's work over at Impulse – although a bit less funky overall. Douglas plays a variety of reeds, always with a sharp edge that's great – and the arrangements are extremely haunting, and filled with a variety of unexpected elements that really grab us. Arrangements are by Stu Philips, Billy Strange, Perry Botkin, and Dan Morehouse – and there's a lot of great echo in the production, which was handled by Douglas himself. Titles include "Caroline No", "Poet", "Good Vibrations", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Walk On By", "Leyanda", and "Good Only Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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DroptonesDon't Get Caught/Young Blood ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
A slow, bluesy, deep soul take on "Don't Get Caught" – a tune originally written by the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter – taken to some slinky, seductive territory by the female singer in the group! "Young Blood" is funkier, but still nice and laidback – with this chromatic guitar over a bassline bumping along strongly – all to set the scene for some even better vocals from the singer! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New George DukeLiberated Fantasies ... LP
MPS, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has edge wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Dunn & Bruce StreetOfficial Business (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Devaki/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
Solid 80s modern soul from the team of Dunn Pearson and Bruce Gray – two session players and songwriters, with experience on a lot of other records – brilliantly breaking out on their own as a lead act! Official Business has a great modern soul approach – a bit similar to McFadden & Whitehead, but with more of the 80s sound of male duet groups like Gemini or The Valentine Brothers. Bruce Gray handles all the lead vocals, but gets backing by a number of background singers – and the grooves are laid down by players that include Pearson, Phillip Woo, and Woddy Cunningham. The whole thing's a great little sleeper – with more than a few catchy tracks, and a great smooth soul sound that really holds up! Titles include "Shout For Joy", "Take Me Away", "Mt You (Up On The Hill", "If You Come With Me", and "I Owe It To Me". Bonus tracks include "You Are My Choice", "The Moment Of Truth" and "More Than You Know (re-edit)", plus 7" and 12" mixes of "Even A Fool". CD

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 1 (1966) (aka Les Plays Boys) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 19.99
Seminal early work from the groovy French pop singer Jacques Dutronc! Dutronc's part of an elite group of magical French singers that includes France Gall, Michel Polnareff, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin – and his work from this time is always pretty darn great. This 1966 album features some excellent guitar-heavy groovers, with Dutronc singing in a slightly emotive yeh-yeh kind of way that should really send you, even if you can't speak french! In a great gatefold cover, too! Tracks include "Les Cactus", "L'Espace D'Une Fille", "Mini-Mini-Mini", "La Fille Du Pere Noel", and the classic "Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi". This edition includes 4 bonus tracks: "Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous" (alternative version), "Il Mondo Va Cosi ("Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi" Italian demo version) and 2 more. CD
(Limited edition.)

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New Johnny Dyani With Witchdoctor's Son & Dudu PukwanaRejoice/Together ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A pair of albums from the legendary Johnny Dyani – packaged here in one great little set! Rejoice features searing live work from Johnny Dyani – a set that has the bassist opening up strongly in a trio with Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Okey Temiz on drums and percussion! Feza sounds even better here than usual – blowing these long, inventive solo lines that match the work of Ted Curson for 70s fire – really spurred on by Okey's creative changes, into a soulful space that may well be some of Mongezi's most spiritually expressive of the 70s! Dyani's bass is strong, and ever-present – never needing to dominate, but always felt as this rich pulse – and powerful melodic element at just the right moments. Titles include "Mad High", "Makaya Makaya", "Pukwana" and "Imbomgolo". CD also features an unreleased track from the same performance – the 20 minute "Mad High Revisited". Together is a record that really gets back to Johnny Dyani's roots in South African jazz! Although Dyani and his expatriates in the Blue Notes helped give London a new sound of avant jazz expression in the 70s, the music here returns to the warmer melodic style of their early 60s days – with loping rhythms that draw on regional tradition, and soulful interplay between the alto of Dudu Pukwana, tenor of Peter Shimmy Radise, and keyboards from Dyani – who shifts his instrument for this special recording! The group also features use of guitar, congas, whistles, and a South American harp – used in rhythmic ways that pulsate warmly – on titles that include "Kalahari", "Tula Tula", "High Priest", "Johnny's Kwela", and "Together". CD

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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-40Captain Save Them Thoe (radio, radio remix, street radio, street radio remix, inst)/Practice Looking Hard ... 12-inch
Jive/Sickwidit, 1994. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featuring D-Shot, B-Legit, and Suga-T. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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- ... $0.99
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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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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New Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... LP
Roulette, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper soul divas of the late 60s, but able to soar along easily with the album's full, rich Philly arrangements from Bobby Martin – in a way that gives the record a range that far surpasses most other female soul albums coming out from Philly in the 70s. Roy's passion and vitality make the album way more than just a "singer with disco backing in the studio set" – and Martin wonderfully tailors the sound of each tune to match the spirit of Roy's vocals. Titles include "I'll Do Anything For You," "Ask Me," "Try To Believe Me," "I Wouldn't Give You Up," and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Edo GOn Dogz (radio, street, inst)/Too Much To Live Fo (radio, inst)/Sayin Somethin Remix (street) ... 12-inch
Ground Control, 2001. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Why they chose "On Dogz" as the single off of The Truth Hurts is beyond us, but te "Sayin Somethin" makes this single worthwhile, with the conscious lyrics we look for from Ed Og and nice production courtesy Kon of mixtape fame. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the passing of time and with a late appreciation for that bubbling 80s vibe. Era production notes aside, the songs here are quite solid and Dennis's voice brings the true soul! Also includes "(You're My) Aphrodesiac", "Another Place In Tie", "I Thought I Could Handle It", and "Just Like You". This Big Break UK remastered edtion has 4 bonus tracks: "Don't Look Any Further (12" Extended Mix)", "(You're My) Aphrodesiac (Single Version)", "Don't Look Any Further (12" Remix)" and a 12" instrumental version. CD

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EfdeminChicago ... LP
Dial (Germany), 2010. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
The second album from Berlin's Efdemin – abstract dance music and a deeply diverse tapestry of sounds! It's not a classic Chicago house styled effort, if you might have a expected that from the title – there's a lot going on here, woven in a uniquely wonderful way. Bits of house, jazz and somewhat convential dancemusic fused with much more hypnotic, creative blends of live instrumentation in the mix. Includes "Cowbell", "Shoeshine", "Oh My God", "Night Train", "There Will Be Singing", "Le Grand Voyage", "Wonderland (The Race For Space)" and more. 8 tracks on the LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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Hamza El DinEscalay – The Water Wheel – Oud Music From Nubia ... CD
Nonesuch, 1971. Used ... $9.99
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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Electro Music SpecialistsRobotronic Rhythm – By Your Command/Gemini (remixed)/Ztrain/Close Encounters ... 12-inch
Satamile, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Elephant ManBeetle Juice (hip hop remix)/Version ... 7-inch
Special Remix, 2001. Very Good- ... $0.49
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Elephant ManBruk Out/Version ... 7-inch
Special Remix, 2001. Very Good- ... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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New Duke EllingtonAnatomy Of A Murder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and really shaking free of the too-familiar modes of the past. Ellington's music has a wonderful range of feeling here – even more so than usual, given the shifting scenes of the film – and the players are an all star lineup that includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. Titles include "Upper & Outest", "Almost Cried", "Sunswept Sunday", "Happy Anatomy", "Flirtibird", and "Low Key Lightly". Plus, the CD features a huuuuge amount of bonus tracks – including other tunes from the movie, outtakes, and even the original single version of the theme! 26 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Don EllisElectric Bath ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 light wear.)

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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 ... $24.99 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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EminemEminem Show ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2002. Used ... $1.99
More gallows humor, and dark, clever wordplay from Slim, with an occasional party bounce and maybe not as pitch black as some of the material on the previous LPs. Cultural phenomenon status aside, The Show finds the Shady one still up there as one of the better narrative storytellers, but we have to admit we're sometimes as puzzled as anyone by where he focuses his anger (humor?). Mom, dad, and Kim of course, but Moby and Limp Bizkit? THOSE are the battles? Still, the bile is expertly delivered as usual, Dr. Dre's beats are as funky and strong as you'd expect, and the whole thing is laid out like a creepy, alternate reality Vaudeville production. No morose epics along the lines of "Stan" (the "Hotel California" of its era) but "Sing For The Moment" tries. Pretty solid all the way through except for the lazy Aerosmith sample. Includes "White America", "Business", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Square Dance", "Soldier", "Drips", "Without Me", "Sing For The Moment", "Hailie's Song", "When The Music Stops", "Say What You Say", "Till I Collapse", and the geniunely good-humored "My Dad's Gone Crazy". CD

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EminemMarshall Mathers LP ... CD
Interscope/Aftermath, 2000. Used ... $1.99
Eminem's 2nd LP, where the sh*it REALLY hits the fan. What's still striking and genuinely exciting about this record, which is hardly worth even describing considering the mountains of opinions, protests, and moral grand standing, is Em's willingness to keep instigating the people he offended. Throughout the years it seems that all of the hugely controversial pop artists backed off a little or explained themselves when things got out of hand. Rappers like Ice T and 2 Live Crew, and rockers like Marilyn Manson all made appearances on talk shows, to at least defend their artistic expression when they were accused by conservatives and/or liberal thought police. Eminem saw what was happening, and reacted by sinking bigger bait, which of course hooked meatier targets – the most amusing of which came from overrated VH1 celebrity gadfly/commercial jingle composer Moby, and Lynn freakin' Cheney of all people. Very impressive, Slim. Oh yeah, he raps, too. Includes the tracks "Kill You", the mega singles "The Real Slim Shady" & "Stan", "Remember Me", "I'm Back", "Drug Ballad", and more. CD

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New EminemSlim Shady LP ... CD
Aftermath/Interscope, 1999. Used ... $3.99
To be honest, we probably prefer the production on Eminem's earlier independent ep, but the vocals here are still up to par, with the perfect combination of ultra-violence and demented humor. Tracks include "Just Don't Give A F*ck", "Role Model", "I'm Shady", "Bad Meets Evil", "97 Bonnie & Clyde", "Rock Bottom", "Brain Damage", "My Fault", "Guilty Conscience", "Still Don't Give A F*ck", and plenty more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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Eminent StarsClub/Hearts Are Jumping ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Chiemi EriChiemi & Delta Rhythm Boys ... CD
King (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
One of the more unusual albums we've ever heard from Japanese vocalist Chiemi Eri – a set done in collaboration with the famous Delta Rhythm Boys quintet from the US – pictured here on the cover in unusual Japanese outfits! Backings are by the large group of Nobuo Hara, who really knows how to make the proceedings swing – and the set begins with Chiemi alone, first in a medley of tunes that includes "A Guy Is A Guy" and "C'Est Si Bon", then on a haunting version of "Sanosa" – a Japanese geisha song with a really soulful quality. Then, the Delta Rhythm Boys come in – and do this really cool job of harmonizing along with Chiemi's vocals – on titles that include "Marina", "Soran Bushi", and "It's Only A Paper Moon" – before Eri then cuts them loose, to sing on their own on tracks that include "Mack The Knife", "Historia De Un Amor", and "Alright OK You Win" – all surprisingly swinging, thanks to Hara! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Chiemi Eri & Carl JonesCrazy Rhythm ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
Plenty of crazy rhythms here – as singers Chiemi Eri and Carl Jones are joined by Japanese jazzmen who include Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats, saxophonists Sadao Watanabe and Sleepy Matsumoto, guitarist Shungo Sawada, and the Hideo Shiraki Quintet! The backings on all tracks are superb – and elevate the already-great team of Eri and Jones to a wonderful new level – one that easily matches some of the hippest vocal jazz sessions cut in the US during the same period, especially some of the more inventive albums on the soul jazz side of the spectrum. Titles include "The Big Twister", "My Funny Valentine", "Just Squeeze Me", "Love Is Here To Stay", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Midnight Sun Will Never Set". CD
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New Eric B & RakimMove The Crowd/Paid In Full (7 minutes of madness Cold Cut rmx, voc) ... 12-inch
4th & Broadway, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Original pressing of this early Eric B & Rakim 12", with the Cold Cut remix of "Paid in Full" that everyone used to think was so cool because it had Ofra Haza in it. This is the harder to find pic cover version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (Mini Madness – The Coldcut Remix)/Eric B Is On The Cut ... 7-inch
Get On Down/Def Jam, 1987. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
Legendary late 80s genius from Eric B & Rakim – with the classic "Eric B Is On The Cut", plus the incredible, one-time UK-only 45 version remixed by Coldcut! Comes in a reproduction of the original $100 bill sleeve, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition.)

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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 ... $1.99
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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleMama's House Live ... CD
Katalyst, 2008. New Copy ... $9.99
It's hard to believe the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is 35 years old – especially when Kahil El'Zabar looks so young on the cover, and when the group's sound is fresher than ever! The album's got a really beautiful, timeless sort of feel – spiritual jazz that few groups can play this well – balanced between El'Zabar's percussion and kalimba, the trumpet of Corey Wilkes, and the saxes of Ernest Dawkins – all key players in the Chicago scene, carrying on a rich tradition of AACM expression and other spiritual sounds. The album's wonderfully free from gimmicks – some of the most back to basics work we've heard from Kahil in years, and a great reminder of why we first fell in love with his music a few decades back – and the balance of the two horn players over percussion really creates a strong sense of power in the record – a bold vision that comes through beautifully! Titles include "Barundi", "Kari", "Oof", "All Blues", and "Ornette". CD

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Orrin EvansFlip The Script ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Exactly the kind of bold, powerful album that pianist Orrin Evans does so well – stretching out strongly, yet never going too far to swing – driving his trio here with a great deal of force, and definitely reminding us that the pianist is in the lead! Evans' touch on the keys is amazing – ringing out with clarity of vision right from the start – and although he gets very able support from Ben Wolfe on bass and Donald Edwards on drums, it's almost as of Orrin's ringing out all on his own, and drawing the rhythms along in the process! Titles include "When", "Big Small", "Clean House", "Flip The Script", and "Question". CD

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Cesaria Evora & OthersClub Sodade ... CD
BMG (France), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Lovely stuff! The work of singer Cesara Evoria is remixed by a host of modern club talents – no surprise, as her best tracks of the past few years have been getting plenty of action on the 12" front – taking her from the world music scene into the clubs, with very surprising results! The record is really pretty darn wonderful overall – appealing to fans of a modern groove, but touched with all the depth, soul, and history of Cesara's fantastic voice. Titles include "Angola" remixed by Pepe Braddock, "Miss Perfumado" remixed by 4 Hero, "Nutridinha" remixed by Kerri Chandler, "Besame Mucho" remixed by Senor Coconut, "Angola" remixed by Carl Craig, "Negue" remixed by Chris Prolific, "Sangue De Beironia" remixed by Francois K, and "Bondade E Maldade" remixed by Osunlade. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... CD
SOUL (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $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! CD

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Mitch FarberStarclimber ... CD
Muse, 1982. New Copy ... $4.99
An overlooked fusion set from the mighty Muse Records – an early 80s date recorded under the leadership of keyboardist Mitch Farber, and featuring work from Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gary Campbell on tenor and soprano, and Steve Khan on guitar! Given the players, there's almost a major label fusion feel to the set, although the overall sound is more open and laidback – not slick at all, and a nice reminder that in the farther corners of jazz in the early 80s, fusion didn't always have to be focused on commercial hits. Rhythm is from Mark Egan on bass, Danny Gottlieb on drums, and Sammy Figuera on percussion – and titles include "Monuments", "Sky Dance", "The Chooser", "Lonely Promises", and "Starclimber". CD also features the bonus track "Theme From Travels" – recorded in 1990. CD

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Art FarmerEvening In Casablanca (aka Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1955. Very Good ... $24.99
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 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 JoeJealous One's Envy (Clean Version) ... LP
Relativity, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
Includes "Respect Mine", "Success (Premier rmx)", "The Sh#t Is Real (Premier rmx)", "Success" & "Envy". 14 tracks in all, counting interludes. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Fat Joe Da GangstaSh!t Is Real (Beatnuts LP clean, dirty & inst, DJ Premier rmx clean, dirty & inst; DJ Slip rmx clean & dirty) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $16.99
3 versions of one of our favorite tracks from the Represent LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bill FayTime Of The Last Persecution (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Deram/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
The heady second album from Bill Fay – much more introspective and moodier than his first outing for Deram, and a session done in tight collaboration with British guitar legend Ray Russell! Russell's got Fay working here with a much smaller group than on the first album – a collection of jazz-influenced players that includes Nick Evans on trombone, Tony Roberts on reeds, and Alan Rushton on drums – all working with Russell's guitar in an intimate, slightly folksy setting. Fay's songwriting and vocals are darker than before – as can easily be told from the titles of tunes like "Don't Let My Marigolds Die", "Dust Filled Room", "Pictures Of Adolf Again", and "Til The Christ Come Back". But somehow, Fay manages to pull the whole thing off beautifully – with none of the cliches or heavy-handed styles you might expect, really working in a transcendent mode that reminds us of the best of early Leonard Cohen. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fearless FourProblems Of The World (Today)/F-4000 (voc, inst)/Fearless Freestyle ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
Unlike some other old-school pioneers Fearless Four were able to move to a bigger label without trying to cross over. The best track here is the Fearless Freestyle, a 6 minute track that reminds us of their early hits like "Rockin It" on Enjoy. "F-4000" is a nice electro/breakin track that uses lots of vocoder effects. "Problems of the World" was obviously 'inspired' by Grandmaster Flash's "Message". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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FerraraWuthering Heights ... LP
Midsong, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Proof that the scope of disco could reach out and transform just about anything it wanted – side one of the album features a disco-fied interpretation of Emily Bronte's novel "Wuthering Heights"! The side-long tune is a bit over the top lyrically, but actually sounds pretty nice from a studio disco perspective – and thankfully, there's more instrumental moments than vocal ones on the track. Side two features shorter tunes also in a disco mode – all relatively catchy, and featuring chorus vocals by a male/female quartet that includes Angie Bofil. Tracks include "Shake It Baby Love", "Love Eyes", and "Love Attack". 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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Toby FichelscherBusting The Bongos ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern jazz setting that uses his percussion to bring sharp sounds to a lineup that includes vibes, alto sax, guitar, and tenor – often used in these cool, chromatic ways that work wonderfully alongside the rhythms! Fichelscher also sings and scats a bit at a few points – mixing vocals with his percussion in a way that reminds us of Fats Sadi, a European contemporary who had a similarly great ear for mixing modes. Most tracks here are instrumental, but even those have as much charm as the vocal numbers – and titles include "The Cool Scene", "My First Blues", "Fashion Trip", "Shadows", "With Cash Like This", and "On Chano's Track". CD
Also available Busting The Bongos ... LP 16.99

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Toby FichelscherBusting The Bongos ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern jazz setting that uses his percussion to bring sharp sounds to a lineup that includes vibes, alto sax, guitar, and tenor – often used in these cool, chromatic ways that work wonderfully alongside the rhythms! Fichelscher also sings and scats a bit at a few points – mixing vocals with his percussion in a way that reminds us of Fats Sadi, a European contemporary who had a similarly great ear for mixing modes. Most tracks here are instrumental, but even those have as much charm as the vocal numbers – and titles include "The Cool Scene", "My First Blues", "Fashion Trip", "Shadows", "With Cash Like This", and "On Chano's Track". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Busting The Bongos ... CD 14.99

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5th Ward JuvenilezG-Groove (voc, dean's remix 1, dean's remix 2, remix 1 inst, remix 2 inst) ... 12-inch
Rap-A-Lot, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
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Fire Orchestra (Mats Gustafsson)Enter ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest, wildest performances we've ever heard from the Fire Orchestra – an expanded version of a core jazz combo that includes Mats Gustafsson on tenor – but which here has grown to a very bold lineup of musicians with a trio of voices as well! The album features one long piece – the mighty "Enter" – a strongly spiritual number that mixes soulful jazz expressions with freer improvisations, and some psych elements from time to time – a really amazing blend that holds up tremendously well, even throughout the double-length space of the recording. In addition to Gustafsson on tenor – and also conducting the group – the lineup features Jonas Kullhammar on baritone sax, Fredrik Ljungkvist on baritone and clarinet, Anna Hogberg on alto, Magnus Broo and Emil Strandberg on trumpet, Goran Kajfes on cornet, Sten Sandell on keyboards, Raymond Strid on drums, and the trio of Mariam Wallentin, Sofia Jernberg, and Simon Ohlsson on voices. CD

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Fire Room (Ken Vandermark)Broken Music ... CD
Atavistic, 2008. Used ... $7.99
Nothing broken here – except maybe your speakers if you mistakenly play this one too loud! The group's a power trio that features the tenor and baritone sax of Ken Vandermark, the drums of Paal Nilssen-Love, and electronics of Lasse Marhaug – all used at a level that's quite searing at times, and a lot more intense than most other recent work we've heard from Vandermark! The drums are especially bombastic on the louder tracks – really booming out with a power that Ken matches on his reed work – and the electronics follow suit nicely, reminding us of some of the better European jazz/electronic dates of years back. Other tracks are a bit more spacious, but still have a sinister feel that keeps us on our toes – and titles include "When Water Burns Air", "Hand Lettered", "Dashboard Fire", "Line Of Lead", "broken Music", and "Slag". CD
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FirmFirm Biz Remix (World's Famous)/Phone Tap (clean) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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First ChoiceHold Your Horses ... CD
Salsoul/Unidisc (Canada), 1979. Used ... $7.99
Rochelle and the girls are in full force on this late 70s Salsoul groover – with production by Norman Harris and Tom Moulton! The opening trio of cuts have the continuously flowing vibe of an extended suite – and it's a really exhilarating 16 minutes of dancefloor soul – with gorgeous lead and harmony vocals, funky bass grooves and unexpected changes among the club soul standard-bearing sounds. The drum heavy sections of "Let Me Down Easy" and the title track stand out strongly amongst those, but there's lots of nice little twists throughout! Other titles include "Love Thang", and "Double Cross". 5 bonus tracks on this CD edition: "Love Thang (David Morales Mix)", "Double Cross (Larry Levan Remix)" and more. CD
 
 
 



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