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VariousRubaiyat – Elektra's 40th Anniversary (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Artists including The Cure, Billy Bragg, The Sugarcubes, Kronos Quartet, Lynch Mob, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Bill Frisell, They Might Be Giants, The Beautiful South, and John Zorn doing versions of classic Elektra songs. 39 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Paul Butterfield Blues BandAnthology – The Elektra Years ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New StraussDer Rosenkavalier/Elektra – Lissa Della CasaOtto Edelmann/Astrid Varnay/Herber Von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic/Vienna State Opera Choir ... CD
Hunt (Italy), 1960/1964. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Stalk Forrest GroupSt Cecelia – The Elektra Recordings ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of unreleased material from the Stalk Forrest Group – one full album, other bonus tracks, and their only ever single – all compiled together in a sweet set that documents the pre-history of Blue Oyster Cult! These guys aren't as sinister as in their BOC years, but definitely have a great way with a guitar line – spinning things out in a sweet, compressed mode that really brings a tightness to the tunes – yet still respects some of the rootsier undercurrents. Vocals have a bit more twang than later, but in a catchy late 60s way – and the original songs on the album – mostly by Richard Meltzer and Allen Lanier – are all pretty great. Titles include "What Is Quicksand", "Gil Blanco County", "Donovan's Monkey", "Ragamuffin Dumplin", "St Ceceilia", "Arthur Comics", and "Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors" – plus some demo and original versions too, some from the time the group was named Oxaca. CD

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New Butterfield Blues BandOriginal Lost Elektra Sessions ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive lost work from the Butterfield Blues Band – recorded in 1964, quite early in the group's career – but a set that already has them hitting hard with a really powerful sound! The recording quality and overall sound is nice and rough – a gritty groove that's more closely linked with the Chicago roots of the group than some of their later recordings – and the harmonica work of Paul Butterfield is really amazing – nicely distorted at times, almost in a fuzzy psych way – and matched by some excellent work on guitar from both Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield – the latter of whom also handles Hammond and piano too. Titles include "Nut Popper 1", "Lovin Cup", "Our Love Is Driftin", "Take Me Back Baby", "Help Me", "Just To Be With You", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "Goin Down Slow". CD
 
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New Yolanda AdamsMountain High Valley Low ... CD
Elektra, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Afghan WhigsBlack Love ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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Anita BakerRapture ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $1.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new sound. The production has a few touches that date the record a bit, but there's a timelessness to the set that was apparent to listeners the moment it was released. Titles include "Mystery", "No One In The World", "Sweet Love", "You Bring Me Joy", and "Caught Up In The Rapture". CD

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BB & Q BandGenie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/PTG (France), 1985. Used ... $9.99
The last true classic from the masters of the 80s groove genre – a post-Capitol effort for Elektra, but one that's still awash in great keyboards and snapping electro beats! Some of the jazzier sound from the past is gone here, but in its place is a leaner, cleaner sound that's still a fair bit more compelling than most work by the group's contemporaries! Nearly all tracks snap along with rhythms that are nicely placed between the street and the dancefloor – never gimmicky and never too cloying, and tightly focused enough to make the most of the hooks in the vocals. Lots of DX7 on the album, and more than a few numbers have a great sort of breakdance vibe. Tracks include "Riccochet" and "Dreamer" – both remixed by Shep Pettibone –"On The Shelf", "Genie", "Main Attraction", and "Don't Force It". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "Dreamer (no 1 rmx)", "Main Attraction (finest rmx)", "Dreamer (Shep's dream version)", "Riccochet (Ben Liebrand mix)", and "Dreamer (Shep Pettibone long voc version)". CD

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Beats InternationalLet Them Eat Bingo ... CD
Elektra/Collectors Choice, 1990. Used ... $2.99
A big one for Norman Cook – caught here in his post-Housemartins, pre-Fatboy Slim years – working here in a playful blend of beats and samples that really point the way towards his later chart fame to come! The tracks here have a simple elegance that might have sounded dated a few years after release, but which is now finally beginning to win us over again – a really basic use of musical elements to construct a beat-heavy tune – one that's decidedly poppy, given all the hooks and vocals in the album, but which is also kind of refreshing to hear these days, considering all the wrong directions such efforts took in later years! The straightforward Cook remix approach is in full effect here – with one key idea hung on each tune – but it's also an approach that works well when not to much is expected of it, as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dance To The Drummer's Beat", "Dub Be Good To Me", "Burundi Blues", "Blame It On The Bassline", "Tribute To King Tubby", and "Babies Makin Babies". CD

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BjorkVespertine ... CD
Elektra, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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New Billy BraggBack To Basics ... CD
Elektra, 1987. Used ... $5.99
A killer collection of Billy Bragg's best from the early years – mostly just vocals and guitar, and completely sublime! CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 2 ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $2.99
The second volume in Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue series – dedicated to bringing to life unfinished Woody Guthrie tunes – thanks to Woody's daughter Nora inviting them to work with Guthrie's lyrics, penned throughout his life, but never finished as recorded songs. Bragg's take is straight-forward, strong-voiced folk, and Wilco takes creative twists and turns with their versions, making for a compellingly diverse bunch of songs. Includes "Airline To Heaven", "Feed Of Man", "Hot Rod Hotel", "I Was Born", "Remember The Mountain Bed", "Meanest Man", "Somebody Some Morning Sometime", "Joe DiMaggio Done It Again", "Blood Of The Lamb" and more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mermaid Avenue Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP 24.99

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Brand NubianVery Best Of Brand Nubian ... CD
Elektra, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "All For One", "Feels So Good", "Concerto In X Minor", "Drop The Bomb", "Slow Down" original and Pete Rock remix, "Brand Nubian", "360 (What Goes Around)", "Mind Your Business", "Allah U Akbar", "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone", "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down" original and remix featuring Diamond D, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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New Busta RhymesComing ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... $3.99
"The Coming (Intro)", "Do My Thing", "Everything Remains Raw", "Abandon Ship" (feat Rampage), "Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check" (feat Rampage), "It's A Party" (feat Zhane), "Hot Fudge", "Ill Vibe" (feat Q-Tip), "Flipmode Squad Meets Def Squad" (feat Jamal, Redman, Keith Murray, Rampage), "Still Shining", "Keep It Movin'" (feat Dinco, Milo, Charlie Brown), "Finish Line", "End Of The World" (outro) CD

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a boogie-styled 80s approach – one that's got the same sort of loping funk that was showing up in the work of Tom Browne and some of the younger players on the scene at the time. There's a fuller, richer, more soul-based approach to the set – but still some strands of the Mizell years – especially in the album's great keyboard work by Clare Fischer, and its use of chorus vocals on a number of tracks. Wade Marcus and George Bohannon helped with arrangements – and titles include a great funky remake of Fischer's "Morning" – plus "Veronica", "Gold The Moon, White The Sun", "Marilyn", "Pretty Baby", and "People Suppose To Be Free". CD
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 12.99

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra, 1979. Used ... $12.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a boogie-styled 80s approach – one that's got the same sort of loping funk that was showing up in the work of Tom Browne and some of the younger players on the scene at the time. There's a fuller, richer, more soul-based approach to the set – but still some strands of the Mizell years – especially in the album's great keyboard work by Clare Fischer, and its use of chorus vocals on a number of tracks. Wade Marcus and George Bohannon helped with arrangements – and titles include a great funky remake of Fischer's "Morning" – plus "Veronica", "Gold The Moon, White The Sun", "Marilyn", "Pretty Baby", and "People Suppose To Be Free". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 13.99

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Natalie ColeSnowfall On The Sahara ... CD
Elektra, 1999. Used ... $3.99
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(Booklet has a gold promotional sticker.)

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Natalie ColeUnforgettable With Love ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $1.99
A much better record than we want to admit, with Natalie moving towards jazzy numbers and standards, for a blockbuster Grammy winning effort. Her voice stands up well to the mainstream polish, and even the creepy "duet" with her father is enjoyable. 22 tracks in all, including "The Very Thought Of You", "Paper Moon", "Mona Lisa", 'This Can't Be Love", "Lush Life", "That Sunday That Summer", "Avalon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Nature Boy", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", "Thous Swell" and "Unforgettable". CD

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Judy CollinsFifth Album/In My Life ... CD
Elektra/Rhino/WEA (UK), 1965/1966. Used ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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CureShow ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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New CureStaring At The Sea – The Singles ... CD
Elektra, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Danny Gatton88 Elmira St ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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Joao GilbertoLive In Montreux ... CD
Elektra (Brazil), 1987. Used ... $19.99
A later album by Joao – but a really lovely live performance that sparkles with the warmth and intimacy of his earlier studio albums! The album's got a total of 13 tracks, all recorded at the Montreux jazz festival in 1985 – with no backing for Joao's voice other than his light lively acoustic guitar, which holds up extremely well over the nearly 70-minute long performance. Titles include "Estate", "Menino Do Rio", "Adeus America", "Rosa Morena", "Sandalia De Prata", and "Sem Compromiso". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gipsy KingsLive ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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Grand PubaReel To Reel ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "360 (What Goes Around)", "Proper Education", "That's How We Move It", "Check It Out" featuring Mary J. Blige, "Back It Up", "Big Kids Don't Play", "Ya Know How It Goes", "Proper Education", "Check Tha Resume", "Honey Don't Front", "Lickshot", "Reel To Reel", "Soul Controller", "Baby What's Your Name?", plus the bonus tracks "360 (What Goes Around) SD50 remix" and "Who Makes The Loot?". CD
(Punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Leroy HutsonParadise ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing work from Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson – a rare session for Elektra, issued after his classic 70s sides on Curtom! The album's one of a few modern soul gems issued by Elektra at a time when they were one of the leading lights in soul – and like the Leon Ware albums from the label at the same point, Hutson's set is a top-shelf set all the way through – easily some of the most mature, sophisticated work of its generation! Leroy steps off the sweetness of his Curtom work wonderfully here – expanding into themes that are almost a bit more adult, and which are carried off in a wonderful blend of smooth soul backings that are never too slick or commercial. Hutson's got a great way of being gentle without getting soppy – of being intimate without embarrassing himself – always striking a careful balance that few other singers could match – except possibly Roy Ayers on his mellow soul work of the late 70s. The whole album's great – one of those albums that should have been huge, and which was probably buried by poor distribution more than anything else. Titles include the nice groover "Classy Lady", plus "She's Got It", "Nobody But You", "Paradise", "Nice & Easy", "You Make It Happen", and "Stay At It". CD

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Kronos QuartetSalome Dances For Peace – Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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Kronos QuartetShort Stories ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetWinter Was Hard ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1987/1988. Used ... $3.99
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Leaders Of The New SchoolFuture Without A Past ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The amazing debut of those most hyperactive of the Native Tongues, the short-lived, ultra fresh Leaders Of The New School! Busta & Co. splintered apart after just two albums, but this will always be a shiny trophy in the mantle with the all time freshest East Coast hip hop. It sounds great to this day, particularly those Eric "Vietnam" Sadler cuts. Tracks include "Case Of The P.T.A.", "Too Much On My Mind", "What's The Pinocchio Theory?", "Sobb Story", "Sound Of The Zeekers @#^**?!", "Feminine Fatt", "Transformers", "Show Me A Hero", "Trains, Planes & Automobiles", "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!", "My Ding-A-Ling", and "Where Do We Go From Here?". CD
Also available Future Without A Past ... LP 22.99

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New LoveForever Changes ... CD
Elektra/Asylum, 1967. Used ... $3.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". CD

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LSG (Gerald Levert/Keith Sweat/Johnny Gill)Levert Sweat Gill ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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MC5Kick Out the Jams ... CD
Elektra, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Great big Dee-troit rawk, like no other group of madmen could have ever created! This is the album that established the Motor City as the capital of late 60s/early 70s gonzo psychedelic rock, and still stands as probably the most massive live recording of the era. Pile-driving outer space noise at it's finest! Recorded live at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit and featuring incisive liner notes by ringleader John Sinclair. Tracks include "Kick Out The Jams", "Come Together", "Rocket Reducer No. 62", "Borderline", "Motor City Is Burning", "I Want You Right Now" and "Starship". CD
Also available
Kick Out the Jams ... LP 19.99
Kick Out the Jams (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 15.99

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New Sergio MendesBrasileiro ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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Mighty FireNo Time For Masquerading/Mighty Fire ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of overlooked gems from Mighty Fire – back to back on a single CD! No Time For Masquerading is a wonderful debut full length from Mighty Fire – a group whose roots lead back to lots of previous work for Motown, and as The Flakes – stepping out here as a tight quintet with a wonderfully focused sound! Despite the 80s date of the record, the sound feels like the best combo funky soul from the previous decade – really sharp and on the money, but never commercial or chart-sounding at all – a perfect balance of so many wonderful warm elements, with the kind of jazzy touches you might hear in later groups like Incognito or Brand New Heavies. Guitarist Mel Bolton handles the arrangements, and most of the songwriting too – and trumpeter Harry Kim handles the horns, with the same warm vibe he'd later bring to his work with Earth Wind & Fire. Titles include "Sweet Fire", "Love Fantasy", "I Could Write A Love Song", "Missing You", and "Look What You Made Me Do". Mighty Fire is smooth stepping soul from a group who burn with a great mellow version of their name, which really helps to focus their energy throughout! There's a cool, classy vibe to the set – one that draws on the professional strengths of some of the group members, who also find a way to keep things personal and down to earth too – especially at the time of the album's release, when so many other folks were rushing to electrify their groove, and replace a lot of humanity with keyboards and drum programs. Most of the instrumentation is still in the live funk mode – played by the core members of the quintet – and titles include "You Satisfy Me", "Just A Little Bit", "Heavy Rotation", "Start It Up", "Sweet Lady", and "You Got Everything". CD

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Missy ElliottThis Is Not A Test ... CD
Elektra, 2003. Used ... $1.99
If you told us a few years ago that we'd be looking at a record cover with Missy Elliott posing in high heeled leather boots and a short skirt, we'd have laughed in your face. But times change, and who knows what's coming next, except that Missy & Timbo are here to serve up another platter filled with hot bounce tracks sure to ignite radio stations everywhere, and why not? Timbaland and Missy's tracks are stripped down to the bare minimum, with percolating rhythms punctuated only by fat bass blasts and an occasional squelch here and and the odd whistling sample there, with Missy spitting rhymes that may not rip shop in the cipher but get us open every time. Guest spots from Mary J Blige, Jay Z, Nelly, Beenie Man, Elephant Man and others. Includes "Pass The Dutch", "Wake Up", "Keep It Movin", "I'm Really Hot", "Toyz", "Let It Bump", "Pump It Up", "Let Me Fix My Weave" and "Spelling Bee". CD

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New PixiesSurfer Rosa ... CD
Elektra/4AD, 1992. Used ... $5.99
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PlainsongIn Search Of Amelia Earhart ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from early 70s Elektra – a wonderfully warm, wonderfully solid set of rootsy rock from this group headed by Ian Matthews! The set moves past some of Matthews' earlier efforts – a bit tighter at times, yet still far from any country rock cliches at all – definitely done at a time when this mixing of modes was still a very fresh concept for musicians like Ian, who were more than willing to find a lot of paths of their own. Some of the headier moments really make great use of the darker guitar corners of Andy Roberts – who works in subtle, but great ways – and the set also features a nice mix of acoustic and electric elements, served up sparely, and recorded in a really great way. Titles include "Yo Yo Man", "Louise", "Call The Tune", "Raider", "Side Roads", "I'll Fly Away", and "For The Second Time". CD

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New Rah DiggaDirty Harriet ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Sixteen tracks in all, from the Flipmode's female MC. Guest spots by Busta Rhymes, the Flipmode Squad and a few others, and beats by Primo, Rockwilder, Pete Rock, the Nottz and others. Includes "Do The Ladies Run This. . .", "Tight", "Harriet Thugman", "What They Call Me", "Showdown", "Break Fool", "So Cool", "Just For You" and "Handle Your BI". CD

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Elis Regina13th Montreux Jazz Festival (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Bomba (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that includes a stellar guest performance by Hermeto Pascoal on a number of tracks, and runs through a lively set of tracks that includes a bunch of excellent groovers – upbeat numbers that almost get a bit funky at times. A highlight of the album is the long cut "Cobra Criada", which builds slowly into a complex funky line, with Elis scatting madly over the top. Other goodies include "Asa Branca", "Cai Dentro", "Garota De Ipanema", and a great remake of "Upa Neguinho", with nice messed-up arrangements. Plus, the CD features a number of bonus tracks – including "Onze Fitas", "Aguas De Marco", "Amor Ate O Fim", "Samba Dobrado", "Rebento", and "Agora Ta". CD

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances from Patti Austin, Tom Baylor, and Bill Champlin – all singers who really know how to respect the instrumental side of a tune, too – which is great, given that the record also features keyboards from Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen too. Titles include "That's Enough For Me", "Sugarloaf Express", "What Do You Want", "Matchmakers", "Morning Glory", and "The Storm". CD

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Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt Box Set (4 CD box set) ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4 CDs ... $38.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Linda RonstadtMas Canciones ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Patrice RushenPizzazz ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant work from Patrice Rushen – one of the records that not only helped break her out of the jazz funk ghetto, and right into the mainstream – but a set that also had a pretty profound influence on the progression of soul in the early 80s! Rushen sings as well as plays keyboards – and really pushes the use of jazzy elements that would take R&B to the next level – almost inventing the 80s groove sound in the process! The whole thing's a totally sweet mix of funk and soul, tightened up to get everything in the door at the same time – and titles include "Givin It Up Is Givin Up", "Call On me", "Haven't You Heard", and "Let The Music Take Me". CD

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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart/Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Edsel (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A pair of 80s classics from the great Patrice Rushen! First up is Straight From The Heart – a huge album for Patrice Rushen – thanks largely to the track "Forget Me Nots", which is a perfect blend of jazz and soul, in that warm sweet style she was forging after her early days as more of a fusion artist. The rest of the album's every bit as great – and the songwriting and quality of the work shows that Patrice, like other jazz funkateers of her generation, was every bit as capable of changing round her styles and still staying strong. Titles include "I Was Tired Of Being Alone", "Where There Is Love", "Breakout", "If Only", and "Remind Me". Also features bonus tracks – "Forget Me Nots (special dance mix 12")", "Breakout (12" version)", "Number One (inst 12" version)", "Forget Me Nots (single)", and "I Was Tired Of Being Alone (Byron Clark rmx)". The album Now is filled with sweet grooves from the lovely lady – one of Patrice Rushen's last truly great albums, and a masterpiece of 80s groove with lots of jazzy touches! The keyboard sound has evolved a bit here – compressed with more electronic percussion than on Patrice's earlier records, but still done with a degree of soul that sets it apart from work by most of her contemporaries! Titles include "Gotta Find It", "Gone With The Night", "My Love's Not Going Anywhere", "High In Me", "To Each His Own", "Heartache Heartbreak", and "Feels So Real". Features bonus tracks "Get Off (dance mix)", "Get Off (inst)", "Feels So Real (inst)", and "Feels So Real (dub)". CD

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Woody Shaw with Bobby HutchersonMaster Of The Art ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant date from the later years of Woody Shaw – an album that equally shows Woody's own talents, and those of his key group of younger players too! Shaw's trumpet is perfect in both modes here – the hard-blown righteous numbers Woody first gave the world from his start, and the warmer, more sensitive ballads he was crafting a bit later in his career – never too smooth or mellow, but showing a nice link to tradition in his tone. All tracks are longish, and the group features Steve Turre on trombone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums – all familiar players to Shaw, working tightly together on the date. As an added bonus, Bobby Hutcherson joins the group for most of the set – ringing out a strongly soulful tone on his vibes, on titles that include "Misterioso", "400 Years Ago Tomorrow", "Diane", and "Sweet Love Of Mine". The album also features a bonus interview track with Woody too! CD

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Carly SimonBoys In The Trees ... CD
Elektra, 1978. Used ... $3.99
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Joseph SpenceHappy All The Time ... CD
Elektra, 1964. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Steps AheadModern Times ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out the keyboards strongly – at a level that keeps things from ever getting too smooth, even when the percussion is a bit more electronic. Brecker's reed lines also deepen the soul of the set – as does the always-great bass of Eddie Gomez – and titles include "Oops", "Self Portrait", "Safari", "Radio Active", and "Old Town". CD

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StereolabDots & Loops ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... $2.99
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Keith SweatDidn't See Me Coming ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $3.99
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(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Keith SweatKeep It Comin' ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $3.99
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Keith SweatKeith Sweat ... CD
Elektra, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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Keith SweatStill In The Game ... CD
Elektra, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Booklet has a rip from the removal of an old sticker and a gold promotional stamp.)

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Tangerine DreamThief – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Elektra/Perseverance, 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Tangerine Dream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as the film's director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The keyboard textured mood set the by the music is pretty creative choice for a gritty, expertly acted crime drama – and the droning synth and guitar sound sets the mood in an icy cool way. The album also stands really strongly on it's own, as one the coolest sets of electro rock instrumentals of the early 80s. Includes "Beach Theme", "Dr. Destructo", "Diamond Diary", "Burning Bar", "Beach Scene", "Scrapyard", "Trap Feeling", "Igneous" and "Confrontation". CD

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New Towa TeiLast Century Modern (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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TelevisionTelevision ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $5.99
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Twennynine With Lenny WhiteBest Of Friends ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Jazzy soul all the way through – and a great little album from Lenny White and the Twennynine combo – a group that features some especially great keyboards from the great Don Blackman! The style here's a bit like some of Blackman's own work – rooted in fusion, but focused towards soul – with vocals on all tracks, but lots of tightly crafted riffs and grooves underneath! Keyboards and guitars are in the forefront on top of Lenny White's drums – but tunes also feature some EWF horn work, and an occasional vocal chorus arranged by Blackman, and featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Googie Coppola! Tracks include the classic 80s groover "Peanut Butter", plus "Tropical Nights", "Best Of Friends", "Take Me Or Leave Me", "Citi Dancin", and "Betta". CD
Also available Best Of Friends ... LP 1.99

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Caetano VelosoCirculado ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $4.99
An important early 90s album from Caetano Veloso, one that marked a strong return to form at the time – and the beginning of growing global influence in years to come! The album features guest work from an array of non-Brazilian talents – including Riyuichi Sakamoto, Melvin Gibbs, Marc Ribot, and Arto Lindsay, who also produced the record. The record's done in a beautiful style that's spare and slightly poetic – showing Lindsay's influence clearly, but still very much in the best mode of Caetano's work in later years. And the set's also noteworthy for featuring some strong early work by Bebel Gilberto and Moreno Veloso – who sing along with Caetano on a few tracks. Titles include "Circulado De Fulo", "Itapua", "Boas Vindas", "Ela Ela", "Santa Clara Padroeira Da Televisao", "Lindeza", and "Baiao Da Penha". CD
(Out of print.)

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Voices Of East HarlemRight On Be Free ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that's much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence that focuses most strongly on the chorus vocals of the ensemble – soaring out with a tremendously soulful feel, and really updating an older sound for a more contemporary 70s vibe! Backing is relatively stripped-down, with piano by Patti Brown, organ by Richard Tee, guitar by Cornell Dupree, bass by Chuck Rainey, and congas from Montego Joe and Ralph MacDonald – all of whom keep things moving nicely throughout! The album's easily one of the most righteous efforts issued by Elektra at the time – and titles include "Oh Yeah", "Let It Be Me", "Right On Be Free", "Simple Song Of Freedom", and a nice version of "For What It's Worth". CD

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Wanda WaldenSearchin' For Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little soul set from Wanda Walden – and probably one of the best things to come from the Narada Michael Walden camp in the early 80s! Narada produced and arranged, but the record's got a deeper feel than any of his own work of the time – a more soulful quality that's smooth, but never slick – and which casts Wanda in space that's almost a bit like Minnie Riperton in her last few years. A few numbers are a bit easygoing, but others have some respectable bite – and tracks include "Holdin On", "Wanna Love You Tonite", "It's Gone Now", "Just To Love You", "Lost & Found", "Don't You Want My Lovin", and "Take Your Heart". CD features bonus tracks – "Don't You Want My Lovin (7" mix)" and "I Must Be Dreamin (12" mix)". CD

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Leon WareLeon Ware (1982) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal modern soul from the great Leon Ware – an artist who had a great influence on the sound of mellow Motown in the 70s, but who's sounding even better here in an early 80s California groove! Leon's smooth, sophisticated, and very much his own man on the set – unabashedly upfront with his feeling and emotions, but never in the schmaltzy style of some of his chart-topping contemporaries. Many titles have a nice little bounce and a really compelling groove – and midtempo jazzy arrangements abound, touched by lots of Fender Rhodes from co-producer Marty Paich! Titles include the classic "Why I Came To California", plus "Can I Touch You There", "Where Are They Now", "Deeper Than Love", "Shelter", "Slippin Away", and "Lost In Love With You". CD
Also available Leon Ware (1982) ... LP 29.99

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Nancy Wilson, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, etcEchoes Of An Era 2 – The Concert ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not only a great follow-up to the first Echoes Of An Era session, but also a standout 80s performance from Nancy Wilson – quite possibly her best of the decade! The setting is nice and laidback – a live date with a core combo that features Joe Henderson on tenor, Chick Corea on piano, Stanley Clarke on acoustic bass, and Lenny White on drums – plus steller vocals from Wilson, who's really at home in the setting – stretching out beautifully on the long tracks, and coming into play with the soloists at a level that's quite different from her more polished studio records. Clarke's bass is a delight, too – a great reminder that his talents didn't always lie in the electric realm during the 80s – and Henderson, as you might guess, provides some soulful undercurrents that reallyg round the whole proceedings. Titles include "500 Miles High", "Round Midnight", "Rhythm A Ning", "My One & Only Love", "Them There Eyes", and "I Want To Be Happy". CD

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XMore Fun In The New World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The last true masterpiece by the greatest rock band to ever come out of the late 70s and early 80s L.A. scene. More Fun In The New World serves in a lot of ways as X's upright middle finger to the early years of the Reagan era, with the anthemic opener "The New World", and the ballad "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts", perfectly encapsulating the fear and loathing brought about by the ridiculous politics that infected the entire decade. The album is very much a sequel to the amazing Under The Big Black Sun, full of razor pop anthems, Billy Zoom's punkabilly guitar acrobatics, and amazing depth thanks to John and Exene's sensitive and perceptive song writing. Awesome! Other tracks include "True Love", "We're Having Much More Fun", "Poor Girl", "Make The Music Go Bang", "Devil Doll", "Painting The Town Blue", "Hot House", "Drunk In My Past", "I See Red", and "True Love Part 2". 4 bonus tracks: demo/alternate mixes of "Poor Girl", "True Love Part 2", "Devil Doll", and "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts". CD

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XUnder The Big Black Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A key part of the initial tremendous legacy of X – one of the greatest run of records that any group could ever hope for! This third set has the group honing and refining their sound even more – losing none of their roots in the LA hardcore scene, but also inflecting their sound with a complexity that none of their previous scenemates could match – a sense of musicianship that was never too polished, but always razor sharp – at a level that brought even more righteous power to their lyrics and completely unique songplay. The quartet are one of the greatest ever in rock and roll – and this album's a classic that transcends time and style – essential listening on a shortlist of the best guitar-based sounds of the late 20th century. Titles include "The Hungry Wolf", "Riding With Mary", "Under The Big Black Sun", "Blue Spark", "Because I Do", and "Motel Room In My Bed". CD features the bonus tracks "Universal Corner (live)", "Riding With Mary (single)", "How I Learned My Lesson (live)", "Breathless (single)", and "X Rewrites El Paso/Because I Do". CD

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New John ZornNaked City ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used ... $7.99
The first, and arguably the best, of John Zorn's Naked City albums. The sound is extremely intense, and represents a blinding blend of influences, most of which Zorn had been showcasing in more easy going settings on previous albums. The core group includes Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Fred Frith, and Joey Baron – plus a guest appearance by Yamatsuka Eye. Hard to find on vinyl, and with the titles "Demon Sanctuary", "Speedball", "James Bond Theme", "Ingenous Ejaculation", "I Want To Live", and "Latin Quarter". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousUrban Cowboy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Elektra, 1980. Used ... $0.49
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New Jackson BrowneNext Voice You Hear – The Best Of Jackson Browne ... CD
Elektra, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Judy CollinsWildflowers ... CD
Elektra, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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DoorsLA Woman ... CD
Elektra, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Also available LA Woman ... LP 14.99

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DoorsMorrison Hotel ... CD
Elektra, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Land Ho", "Maggie M'Gill", "Roadhouse Blues", "Waiting For The Sun", "Peace Frog", "Ship Of Fools", and "Blue Sunday". CD
Also available Morrison Hotel ... LP 24.99

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New Aquarian DreamFantasy ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Karen Clark SheardHeavens Are Telling ... CD
Elektra, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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New Natalie ColeGreatest Hits Vol 1 ... CD
Elektra, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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New CureDisintegration ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New CureHead On The Door ... CD
Elektra, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New CureWish ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New DoorsBest Of Doors (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New George DukeGeorge Duke (1986) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real move forward for the George Duke keyboard sound of the 80s – and a set that has George using a fair bit of synclavier and linn drums in the mix! Things are almost even more electric than before – and that's saying a lot for Duke – with almost no acoustic instrumentation at all, save for some slight piano – and heavy electronics that not only touch the programmed rhythms, but also process some of the vocals as well! Duke's still very much in fine form, though – and his experience with generations of fusion assure that his efforts in this area are still much stronger than most, even on some of the more hook-heavy tunes in the set. There's a bit less lead vocals than before, and titles include "King For A Day", "Broken Glass", "Good Friend", "So Mean To Me", "I Can Make It Better", "African Violet", and "Stand With Your Man". CD

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New Lisa FischerSo Intense ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing super-intense, but a great solo moment from Lisa Fischer – a vocalist who'd previously worked with Luther Vandross and The Rolling Stones, and who steps out on her own in this classic early 90s set! The music's got a bouncy approach to soul that reflects Lisa's professional roots – and she gets plenty of help from Luther Vandross on the record, working here in a host of top-shelf studio talent that also includes Narada Michael Walden and Arif Mardin too! Fischer may be making a solo debut on the album, but she comes across with a great sense of class and professional poise throughout – on titles that include "How Can I Ease The Pain", "Wildflower", "Save Me", "Some Girls", "So Tender", "Get Back To Love", "Chain Of Broken Hearts", "Last Goodbye", and "So Intense". CD

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New Bill FrisellThis Land ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New John KlemmerFinesse/Magnificent Madness ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980/1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth, clean-toned examples of early 80s modernity from John Klemmer – back to back on 1 CD! 1983's Finesse is a sleek little effort, with smooth linear blowing from Klemmer and some easy work on keys by Russel Ferrante. The group is filled out by Roy McCurdy on drums, Bob Magnusson and Steve Forman on percussion. Tracks include "Finesse", "Man & Woman", "Sometimes", "Heart", "Sun, Moon And The Stars", "Beloved" and more! The same members back Klemmer on 1980's Magnificent Madness, more of a fusiony effort, natch, given the recording date – with some spacial synths here and there and even some vocalising by John! Tracks include "Magnificent Madness", "Don't Take Your Love Away", "Deja Vu", "Lifesong", "Adventure In Paradise" and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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New KyussAnd The Circus Leaves Town ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New KyussWelcome To Sky Valley ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Pete Rock & CL SmoothAll Souled Out EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and one of the greatest debut EPs in hip hop history – fleshed out here with bonus mixes and instrumentals! The original EP material is as stunning as ever, really showing the Pete & CL were in near peak form right outta gate – setting up the signature Pete Rock's signature jazz and soul sample mastery, perfectly suited to CL's brilliant, though laidback MC skills. An essential little set, and the perfect set up for the epic first LP to come! EP tracks include "Good Life" (plus the Group Home remix), "Mecca & The Soul Brother", "Go With The flow", "The Creator" and "All Souled Out". This nice 2014 version on Traffic includes the bonus versions "The Creator (Slide To Slide Mix)", "The Creator (Surfboard Mix)" and instrumental version, plus "Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)" and instrumental. CD

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New PixiesTrompe Le Monde ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Lee RitenourRit ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! Harvey Mason provides some great heavy drums, and also helped Lee produce – which gives the record a sharp, soulful focus that's like some of Harvey's own great records of the time – an undercurrent of funk that more than helps keep the Ritenour vocals moving along! Titles include "Mr Briefcase", "Countdown", "Good Question", "Dreamwalk", "Is It You", and "Just Tell Me Pretty Lies". CD

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New Patrice RushenPatrice ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweeeeeet groover by Patrice Rushen – her first album for Elektra, and a stunning blend of funky jazz and soul! The record really has Patrice stepping out from her earlier years at Prestige – working in some surprisingly great vocals next to tight lines on Fender Rhodes, synth, and clavinet, handled with a smooth and soulful quality that's wonderful all the way through – a blend of soul and jazz that few other players could do this well – no matter how many others tried to copy her style over the years! Rhythms are as hard and heavy as on the Prestige years, and the keyboards have a great sort of focus too – just the right mix of jazz to offset the vocals – which themselves are a wonderful discovery. The whole album's a gem – and tracks include the great funky classic "Hang It Up", plus "Changes (In Your Life)", "When I Found You", "Play", "Didn't You Know?", and "Music Of The Earth". CD

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New Sylvia St JamesMagic/Echoes & Images ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great albums from singer Sylvia St James – back to back on a single CD! Magic is a stunning solo set from Sylvia St James – previously known as a singer in the great group Side Effect – but an even better act on her own! Sylvia gets lots of great help here from the jazz fusion side of the spectrum – including drummer Lenny White, plus keyboardists Don Blackman and Larry Dunn – the latter from Earth Wine & Fire, the former a soulful powerhouse in his own right! Both Dunn and White produced the record, and the latter gives it the vibe of some of his Twennynine albums – a great blend of jazz and modern soul that really works perfectly for Sylvia's vocals – and which recalls some of her previous work with Wayne Henderson. Titles include "Can't Make You Mine", "Let Love Groove Me", "So I Say To You", "Magic Minstrel", "Motherland", "Black Diamond", and "Ghetto Lament". Echoes & Images is an album that's got a richer soul feel than some of Sylvia St James' previous work – and a record that really has the singer coming into her own, with a setting that's out to rival the bigger mainstream soul divas of the time! Richard Evans and McKinley Jackson handle the arrangements – and bring all their rich experience in modern soul to play – creating these full charts that push Sylvia's vocals forward strongly, yet still with lots of hip touches that avoid some of the more commercial chart soul cliches of the time. The arrangements have really kept the record fresh over the years – as has the lesser-known status of St James' as a singer – and titles include "Prime Time", "Behind My Back", "If You Let Me Love You", "The Bottom Line", and "Eastern Man". CD

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New Towa TeiFuture Listening ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Booket has a gold promotional stamp.)

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New TrusselLove Injection ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trussel may have cut this one and only album at the end of the 70s – but they've got a strength that's kept them going for years – despite a lack of success at the time! The record's a sweet modern soul stunner – a record that picks up a sweet jazzy groove that's augmented with lots of great funky touches from Fred Wesley – all in ways that are a real precursor to the 80s groove generation! The album's not really disco, but more in the clubby funk territory of The Horny Horns – a mode that's got the ensemble coming down tight on the groove, and layering the sharp instrumentation with catchy vocal refrains that give the whole album a really infectious vibe. Titles include the classic "Gone For The Weekend" – plus "Love Injection", "Sweet Love", "I Love It", "Big City Rocker", and "If You Can't See It". CD

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New VariousMaximum Club Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Elektra, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". CD

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New DoorsAbsolutely Live! ... CD
Elektra, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New DoorsIn Concert ... CD
Elektra, 1968/1970. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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New DoorsLA Woman (40th anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, 1971. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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Also available LA Woman ... LP 14.99

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New Kronos QuartetHenryk Gorecki String Quartets 1 & 2 – Already It Is Dark/Quasi Una Fantasia ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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