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New Thievery CorporationSaudade ... LP
ESL, 2014. New Copy .... $17.99 19.98
Maybe our favorite record ever from Thievery Corporation – and one that really stays true to the sound of all the styles that have inspired them! For over a decade, the duo have been playing with elements borrowed from bossa nova, old soundtracks, French pop, and lounge – but this is the first time they really take the trouble to respectfully re-present the music of their roots – with all the right modes of instrumentation and production to stand head to toe with previous legends! The feel of the record is a lot more like a Schema session than most other ESL recordings – and even more like a 60s record, too – thanks to warm acoustic instrumentation on guitar, percussion, and strings – mixed with bossa percussion, gentle keyboards, and some really great vocals from a range of different female singers. Titles include "Para Sempre", "Bateau Rouge", "Saudade", "Claridad", "Nos Dois", "Le Coeur", "Firelight", and "Decollage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy tip-on cover too!)
 
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Armand Van Helden's SampleslayaEnter The Meatmarket (2LP – Ruff House) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP .... $9.99
The speed garage producer slums for a minute and puts together a double album of looped beats and vocal bits off a handful of different hip hop records, using common samples and well known hits. Nothing special, but it's guaranteed to move the crowd, kind of like some of the stuff Nervous was putting out around the same time. Includes "Pushem' Up", "Hot Butter", "Blakpeoplez", "Crooklyn Anthem", "Word Up Doc", "Reservoir Dogs", "6 Minutes Of Funk" and "Bounce". 13 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good .... $14.99
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers Dawn Silva, Sheila Horn, and Jeanette McGruder working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton Chesley CarrollMilton Chesley Carroll ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed .... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Friend SoundJoyride ... LP
RCA, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound are kind of a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band stuff, but with out the skill of most jam bands. Ok, it sounds like we're talking ourselves into a corner – but the record's pretty darn compelling. It's kind of like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one, and be proud that we're just giving it a space to exist. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vyacheslav Ganelin/Vladimir Chekasin/Vladimir TaraSemplice ... LP
Melodiya (Russia), 1984. Near Mint- .... $18.99
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Lesley GoreSings Of Mixed-Up Hearts ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good .... $6.99
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(White label promo. Cover has a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, some splitting on the bottom seam, and some pen and a promo stamp on the back. Label has a sticker and some pen.)

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Lani HallSundown Lady ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good .... $4.99
The beautiful first solo album by Lani Hall – recorded after years of work with Sergio Mendes in the Brasil 66 group – and done in a style that certainly reflects her great vocals with that ensemble, yet which also expands her sound tremendously! The set was arranged and produced by Herb Alpert in a spare, almost folksy style that still has some sweet LA touches – and the album's worth it alone for the leadoff cut – a version of Lesley Duncan's "Love Song", done in a gently grooving mode that's got a real folk-funk feel! The set's also got a great version of "We Could Be Flying" – and other tracks include "Ocean Song", "Vincent", "Come Down In Time", and "You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear, with a small stain on the back.)

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JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. Very Good .... $24.99
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a cut corner, some bending in the corners, and a small center split on the spine.)

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Idris MuhammadHouse Of The Rising Sun ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good+ .... $12.99
Idris Muhammad's working here in a style that's very different than his heavy-footed funky work on Prestige and Blue Note – and while it's easy to criticize him for not keeping the same old breakbeat funk style, it's also important to give him a lot of credit for pushing his vision way past the simple stock style of the earlier days! The record's a very nice set of complicated jazzy grooves – some a bit cheesy, but many very nice, and with the kind of sophisticated funk arrangements that were on the best Kudu records. No surprise that Dave Matthews is putting together most of the cuts, save for one excellent groove that's arranged by Tom Harrell. Players include Fred Wesley, Ronnie Cuber, Eric Gale, and Wilbur Bascomb – and titles include "Baia", "Sudan", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Theme For New York City", which is based on the same Chopin haunting tune as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small peeled spot on the back.)

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Elvis PresleyReturn Of The Rocker ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $5.99
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(Cover has a cutout mark, a spot of tape on the spine, and WGN letters on the back.)

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Elvis PresleySpinout ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ .... $14.99
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(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has edge wear, a spot of old tape on the spine and WGN Library letters on the back.)

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New Elvis PresleySun Sessions ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Some of Elvis' earliest – and best – recordings! LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Larry YoungGroove Street ... LP
Prestige, 1962. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very tight early session by the great organist Larry Young! The album's quite different than Young's later Blue Note work – more in-the-pocket soul jazz, but filled with the expansive sensibility that would later have him take off for the heavens. The biggest example of this tendency is the track "Talking Bout JC" – a cut dedicated to John Coltrane (who Young used to jam with, although sadly never on record!), recorded more famously later on Blue Note, but still sounding pretty hip here in an early take. The group on the set is a quartet that includes guitarist Thornel Schwartz and tenorist Bill Leslie (with whom he cut an album for Argo, under the name of Lawrence Olds) – and other tracks include "Gettin' Into It" (which is 15 minutes long) and "Groove Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoses & Revolutions ... LP
DST Telecommunications, Early 70s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold .... $14.99
An unusual package – with Roberta Flack, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, and Leslie Uggams all coming out as members of Delta Sigma Theta – with help from guests Aretha Franklin and Roscoe Lee Browne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with some splitting on the top seams and spine.)

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VariousWizzz – Psychorama Francais 1966 to 1971 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $19.99
Grooviness abounds! This set's a wonderful batch of obscure French pop tunes – all with a hard Go-Go groove, the kind of fab late 60s sound that you'll rarely find documented well in the world of reissues. The album's one of our favorite collections of groovy French tunes – and it's got an excellent blend of slightly funky styles that feature lots of work on fuzzed-out guitars, organ, and heavy bass – the sorts of ultra-hip sounds you might always dig for on French records, yet never find together in one place as great as this! Titles include "Cuisses Nues, Bottes De Cuir" by Philippe Nicaud, "Bernadette" by L'Oeil, "A Degager" by Les Fleurs De Pavot, "Rouge Rouge" by Christie Laume, "Les Filles C'Est Fait" by Charlotte Leslie, "Le Pape Du Pop" by Stephane Varegues, "Avec Les Oreilles" by Monique Thubert, and "Sexologie" by Danyel Gerard. LP, Vinyl record album

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Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonPeople Get Ready ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul instrumental" mode that mixes jazz soloing with complicated percussion and bits of Latin rhythms. Henderson plays this cool orange trombone on the record (pictured on the cover!), in a mode that recalls some of Fred Wesley's more jazz-based work – and titles include "Things Go Better", "Respect", "Cucamonga", "Orbital Velocity", and "Cathy The Cooker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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New David Benoit, Doug Richardson, Renzo FraieseJazz Fusion ... LP
AVI, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set of soulful fusion tracks from the AVI heyday of the late 70s – more of a group outing than we have it listed here, featuring the talents of Benoit, Richardson, and Fraiese – plus a number of other studio players – including work from the team of Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder, who produced about half the set! The work's a mixture of clubby soul and funky fusion – done in the leaner style of the best AVI sides handled by Rinder & Lewis – and featuring some great moments in both the soulful fusion vein and the sweeter disco one! Titles include "Night Talk", "Aphrodesia", "Lonely Love", "Finalmente", "Weslyan Girl", and "Heavier Than Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away ... LP
Warner, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Tickin", and "Countracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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New JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breakin' Bread ... LP 24.99

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New JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album

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New JBsFood For Thought (150 gram virgin vinyl with bonus purple 7" single) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
People/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies. Includes poster and 45!)

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New JBsFood For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Curtis MayfieldHeartbeat ... LP
Curtom/RSO, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real dancefloor set from Curtis – recorded with some sweet Philly production from the likes of Norman Harris and Bunny Sigler – in the sweeping, soaring, strings-heavy mode of the Philly disco records of the time! And yes, this isn't classic Curtis from the righteous years – but the surprising thing is how well his voice really holds up in the tracks – coming through with a strength that's fresh and surprising, given some of his disco contemporaries, and sounding pretty darn nice overall, thanks to some tight arrangements by the likes of Fred Wesley, Norman Harris, and Gil Askey. Linda Clifford does a duet with Curtis on "Between You Baby & Me", and the other cuts include "Victory", "Tell Me Tell Me", "You're So Good To Me", "You Better Stop", and "Over The Hump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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New Gwen McCraeOn My Way ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone killer from Gwen McCrae – a set that's light years past the deep soul of Gwen's Miami roots – and which is given a tight, modern spin by the great Webster Lewis! Lewis produced, and plays plenty of keyboards here – and his fusion-inspired groove really helps unlock a whole new side of Gwen's vocals – a vibe started on her previous "Funky Sensation" work for Atlantic, but a bit different too – with some sunny Cali touches that really mark a strong step forward in her music. There's loads of heavy rhythms on the set, but the sound is way past disco too – and arrangements are handled by Lewis, Fred Wesley, Harold Batiste, and HB Barnum. Titles include "Keep The Fire Burning", "I Didn't Take Your Man", "Doin' It", "Be For Real", "Hang In", and "I Need To Be With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp, a tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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New Elvis PresleyComplete Sun Sessions ... LP
MCA, 1987. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch and tape on the spine.)

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New Elvis PresleyFrom Elvis Presley Boulevard – Memphis Tennessee ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Promo pressing – with gold promo stamp on back. Cover has a small bit of tape on the spine.)

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New SOS BandSOS ... LP
Tabu, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The seminal first album from the SOS Band – a record that really showcases the new sound of soul for the 80s, yet still holds onto all the best elements of the previous decade too! These guys have a great ear for groovers – well-demonstrated by the play they got on the dancefloor – yet they've also got a deeper sense of soul than some of their club contemporaries as well – heard not just on the ensemble vocals for the upbeat tracks, but especially on some of the album's great mellow steppers too! It's these laidback cuts that have always kept the album strong for us – showing that SOS are way more than just another fast funk band, and can really go deep, and stay with it for the long haul. Fred Wesley helped a bit on the arrangements – and titles include "Take Your Time", "Love Won't Wait For Love", "SOS (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit)", "Take Love Where You Find It", and "Open Letter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small tear on the top right corner.)
Also available SOS (Japanese pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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New TrusselLove Injection ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They may be one-album wonders – but Trussel were a strong group who cut this enduring soul classic at a fortunate time when Elektra was really trying to break into the modern soul market. The record's got a nice midtempo jazzy groove, augmented by production by Fred Wesley, and a sound that hints at the direction funky soul would take in coming years. Smooth, but with enough grooves to hit the dancefloor – and lots of strong titles like "Love Injection", "Sweet Love", "I Love It", "Big City Rocker", and "Gone For The Weekend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture staining mostly along the bottom four inches, with some light waviness and some bits of stuck-on paper.)

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New Leslie WestGreat Fatsby ... LP
Phantom, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New White Mandingos (Murs, Darryl Jenifer)Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (white vinyl – with download) ... LP
Fat Beats, 2013. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tripped out, heavy hip hop from the unlikely trio of west coast indie veteran Murs, Ego Trip's Sascha Jenkins and DC hardcore legend/Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer! A pretty cool mix of uncompromising lyrics, heavy bass and waves of dissonant guitar. It's unlike anything else out there, circa summer '13! Includes "The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me", "Black-N-White", "Warn A Brotha", "Wifey", "King Of New York", "My Weapon", "I Like You", "Wesley Snipes", "My First White Girl", "Mandingo Rally", "Too Late" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet really hitting hard with a groove – sometimes with fuzzy guitars or organ, sometimes with a fuller blast of orchestrations – always completely charming and immediately appealing – even if you can't understand the lyrics! Most numbers feature work by some top-shelf arrangers from the tight Parisian scene – including Alain Goraguer, Jacques Denjean, Michel Colombier, and Ivan Julien – and titles include "Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doights" by Jacqueline Taieb, "Laisser Tomber Les Filles" by France Gall, "Voila" by Francois Hardy, "Il Suffit D'Un Jour" by Liz Brady, "L'Adorable Femme Des Neiges" by Christie Laume, "Impatiente" by Les Gams, and "Les Filles C'Est Fait Pour Faire L'Amore" by Charlotte Leslie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on colored vinyl.)

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New VariousJames Brown's Funky People ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s/1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo. This was a sampler's dream in the 80's, and it's still a listener's dream in this decade! Long out of print on wax, too! Tracks include "Gimme Some More" and "Pass the Peas" by the JB's, "Think (About It)" and "Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again" by Lyn Collins, and "Damn Right, I Am Somebody (Part 1)" and "If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up and Try It Againm Party" by Fred Wesley & the JBs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch with some light wear.)

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New James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky President" – a super-dope track that mixes politics and funk, and which is one of our favorite James Brown tracks from the 70s. Other cuts include "All For One", "Check Your Body", "Reality", and "Further Up The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New EmbryoEmbryo's Rache (with bonus CD) ... LP
United Artists/Mirumir (Russia), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves! The percussion by Edgar Hofmann ranges from playful to hypnotic – with heavy drums and basslines crafting some incredible rhythms that spin out strongly – sometimes jamming, sometimes a bit looser – and often topped with great work on flute and this ultra-cool Leslie piano, which has a nice fuzzy sound. The album's got lots of other sweet organ and mellotron lines – and Hofmann also plays soprano sax and violin as well. Titles include "Tausendfussler", "Time", "Revenge", "Espagna Si Franco Finished", "Try To Be", and "Change". Also features the bonus track "Back To Africa"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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New Jacques LoussierTu Seras Terriblement Gentille (aka You Only Love Once) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Decca (France), 1968. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A killer set of grooves – and one of our favorite-ever soundtracks! The album's an incredible blend of swirling strings and mod French rhythms – a perfect 60s backdrop for the film, and a record that's unlike anything else we can think of! Some tunes have a really groovy jerk-style rhythms, but others have a more sweeping style that's equally great – and together, the tunes make for a perfect blend of music, one that makes the album an all-killer, no-filler record! Titles include the massive "Clara's Jerk" – which has some Pierre Henry-like electronics, and a very cool groove – plus "Leslie's Jerk", "Sortie Metro", "Generique", "Top Cover Girl", "Ballade Dans Paris", "Baiser", "Kam-Tcha-Tka", and "Ballet Photo Rouge". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy 2LPs .... Out Of Stock
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of the 70s! The original masters were issued in a very unassuming way – spread out over a number of albums, and presented in a way that virtually ignored this key criss-crossing of Memphis sounds – but this excellent package finally does the sessions some justice – by bringing them together with proper studio and recording details, as a very unified studio album from Elvis! The music isn't as funk or soul-based as you might expect – although there are a few soulful tunes in the set – and the musicians are more the usual bag backing Presley, instead of Stax giants, like The Bar-Kays – but the quality of the work is undeniable, and it's finally great to get a proper picture of the Stax sessions like this. Titles include "Promised Land", "Raised On Rock", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "I've Got A Thing About You Baby", "Help Me", "It's Midnight (take 7", "My Boy (take 1)", "Three Corn Patches (take 14)", "Find Out What's Happening (takes 7 & 8)", "You Asked Me To (take 3A)", "Spanish Eyes (take 2)", "Talk About The Good Times (take 3)", "For Ol Times Sake (take 4)", and "Loving Arms (take 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fred Wesley & The Horny HornsSay Blow By Blow Backwards ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Out Of Stock
The second classic album that Fred Wesley cut with the legendary Horny Horns – an all-star group that he led after parting company with James Brown and closing up the JBs! The group's got Fred upfront, great solos by Maceo Parker, and production by Bootsy and George Clinton – making for a sound that's a perfect all-around summation of 70s funk – lots of deep bass, tight horns, and some very sharply produced rhythm – all holding beautifully to the groove with some of the best focus and tightness that Wesley got in his years after the dissolution of the JBs! The vibe is a really great blending of modes – and titles include "Half A Man", "We Came To Funk Ya", "Just Like You", and "Circular Motion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a stained and bent corner.)

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New Clutchy Hopkins & Lord KenjaminMusic Is My Medicine ... LP
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A slightly different flavor than usual from Clutchy Hopkins – and another great batch of cuts from the enigmatic beatmaker! This set's supposedly done in collaboration with Lord Kenjamin – an equally enigmatic figure, with a Caribbean-styled name – and the record's definitely got some dubbier overtones than usual – occasional Kingston sounds that filter into the mix, and create some fresh new elements alongside Clutchy's moody rhythms. As with other Hopkins records, the overall feel is nice and laidback – never the kind of beats that are aching to be used for hip hop production, but also not the kind of too-lazy material that often hides under a downtempo moniker – just right-on rhythms that respect the sounds of their roots, but trim things down a bit too. Titles include "Lord Kenji", "Doty's Leslie", "Shadowfish", "Turtle Rock", "Heavy Hands", "Cold & Wet", "Brother John", and "The Old Spot". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leslie Drayton & FunInnuendos ... LP
Esoteric, 1987. Used .... Out Of Stock
Warm and soulful jazz from trumpeter Leslie Drayton – an excellent player from the 80s indie scene, and an artist who could make a record like this smooth without sounding slick! The set's got a compressed, professional feel – kind of like a more R&B-styled take on soul jazz, complete with a bit of keyboards in the arrangements, as well as vocals on one track by Derf Reklaw. Drayton's horn is still out front on many tracks, though – blowing in a mix of jazz and soul fusion that's a bit similar to some of Donald Byrd's Elektra work. Titles include the smooth stepper "An Elusive Encounter", plus "Sexy Lady", "Happy Eyes", "Monday Afternoon", "Theme For Love", and "It's Time To Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
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