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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Epic pressing. Cover has light wear, some pen, and a couple of small light stains.)

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Them (Themselves)Joyful Toy Of 1001Faces (voc, inst)/Epic 1 (inst)/John Brown's Vaporizer/Program To Hunt 2007 ... 12-inch
Anticon, 1999. Sealed (pic cover)... $4.99
AKA Dose One and Jel. Guest spots by Mr Dibbs and Slug. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousCharles Rosen – The Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection (21CD set) ... CD
Sony, New Copy ... Early December, 2014
CD

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal Trio (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic recordings by Jamal's early trio – with Israel Crosby on bass and Ray Crawford on guitar. Tracks include "Squeeze Me", "Perfida", "Love For Sale", "Rico Pulpa", "Autumn Leaves", "Don't Blame Me", and "Black Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a few small stains, and a partially split top seam.)

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New Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal Trio (Epic) (pink cover) ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic recordings by Jamal's early trio – with Israel Crosby on bass and Ray Crawford on guitar. Tracks include "Squeeze Me", "Perfida", "Love For Sale", "Rico Pulpa", "Autumn Leaves", "Don't Blame Me", and "Black Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing – with pink cover. Cover has wear, with a split spine & top seam.)

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New VibrationsVibrating Vibrations – The Okeh & Epic Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Killer modern soul from The Vibrations – archetypal recordings from the mid 60s, and work that few other groups like this could ever match! The set brings together the quintet's sublime work for the Okeh and Epic labels – recordings done after their earlier sides for Chess, with a balance of groove and polish that's simply amazing! Even the mellowest cuts here seem to have a tight sort of punch on the bottom – a kick that offsets that well-crafted vocals beautifully, and which has made many of these tracks longtime favorites on the Northern Soul dancefloors in the UK. And although there's been other Vibrations reissues over the years, this may well be one of the best – a perfectly-done package that avoids any of their looser moments, and which also includes a handful of unreleased tracks as well! Titles include "I Took An Overdose", "Love In Them There Hills", "You Better Beware", "Canadian Sunset", "Cause You're Mine", "End Up Crying", "Watusi Time", "Keep On Keeping On", "Forgive & Forget", "Ain't Love That Way", "Sloop Dance", "The Searching Is Over", "Pick Me", "Soul A Go Go", and "Always Had Your Way". CD

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New Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Epic) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – at a level that still shows some influence from other pianists, but already with that unique hard-left style that would make Bryant a big favorite in short years to come. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard – and other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore". CD
 
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Fiona AppleExtraordinary Machine ... CD
Epic, 2005. Used ... $3.99
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ArgentAll Together Now ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" – the anthemic strutter that crossed over big, and which burns here with plenty of great organ lines from Rod. Other numbers really mix things up – rocking harder than Rod's Zombies work, but also showing some complicated sensibilities too – brought out nicely by co-producer Chris White, who also wrote most of the songs on the date with Argent. Titles include "Pure Love", "He's A Dynamo", "Hold Your Head Up", "Be My Lover Be My Friend", "Keep On Rolling", and "I Am The Dances Of Ages". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover hs some wear.)

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B2KYou Got Served ... CD
Epic/Sony, 2004. Used ... $0.49
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Claudja BarryDown And Counting (extended mix, emulator dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
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Count BasieBasie's Back In Town ... LP
Epic, 1941. Good+ ... $1.99
A collection of Basie work from the year 1941 – featuring a lineup that includes Dickey Wells, Tab Smith, Buddy Tate, Don Byas, Freddie Green, and Buck Clayton. Tracks include "Down For Double", "Diggin For Dex", "Jump The Blues Away", "The Jitters", "Tuesday At Ten", "Tune Town Shuffle", "Basie Boogie", and "Fiesta In Blue". Great 50s cover, with some cool geometric cat designs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, splitting on the other seams, some stains, and some pen on the back.)

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Jeff BeckThere & Back ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "El Becko", "The Golden Road", "The Final Peace", "Space Boogie", and "You Never Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode.)

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Jeff BeckYou Had It Coming ... CD
Epic, 2000. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Booklet has a sticker.)

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Big Punisher/NoreagaSex, Money, & Thugs (radio edit, album inst, album version, acapella)/Thug Poetry (radio edit, album inst, album version, acapella) ... 12-inch
Immortal/Epic, Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Mary J BligeThink Like A Man Too ... CD
Epic, 2014. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Blue RoseBlue Rose ... LP
Epic, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Yellow label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, light stains, a partially split bottom seam, and some waviness, with some separation along part of the opening.)

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Will Bradley with Ray McKinleyBoogie Woogie ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam, tape on the bottom seam, and some stains on the back.)

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Jack Bruce & FriendsI've Always Wanted To Do This ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light edge wear.)

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CallowayLet's Get Smooth ... CD
Solar/Epic, 1992. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Cheap TrickCheap Trick ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Dave Clark Five5 By 5 ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear and the top 3 inches of the spine are frayed.)

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Dave Clark FiveGlad All Over ... LP
Epic, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Yellow label mono pressing. Cover is in great shape.)

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Dave Clark FiveWeekend In London ... LP
Epic, 1965. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Yellow label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stanley ClarkeAt The Movies ... CD
Epic, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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Stanley ClarkeFind Out! ... CD
Epic, 1985. Used ... $7.99
An 80s synth funky set with a few surprising twists – including an electro/funk/old school rap cover of "Born In The USA"! Other tracks include "Find Out", "The Sky's The Limit", "Stereotypica" and "Psychedelic". CD

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Stanley ClarkeHideaway ... CD
Epic, 1986. Used ... $9.99
Hideaway makes a move towards more delicate synth soul for Clarke – who assembles an impressive guest list that includes Stanley Jordan, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Copeland. Titles include a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed", plus "My Love, Her Inspiration", "Where Do We Go", "Old Friends" and "When It's Cold Outside". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley ClarkeTime Exposure ... CD
Epic, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A nice funky electric groover from Stanley Clarke's mid 80s R&B years! Time Exposure has a lot of period electro funk in the mix, particularly Clarke's impeccable bass lines, which are heavy throughout! A brilliant mix of 80s fusiony future funk with jazz precision – definitely a funky highlight from this period in Clarke's career – and those bass lines are just unreal! A pretty eclectic roster of guest musicians play on this one, including tenor sax player Ernie Watts, fellow bassist Louis Johnson of Brothers Johnson, singer Howard Hewitt and rock guitar guru Jeff Beck. Titles include "Play The Bass 10", "Are You Ready (For The Future)", "Heaven Sent You", "Time Exposure", "Speedball", "Future Shock", "Spacerunner", "I Know Just How You Feel" and more. CD
Also available Time Exposure ... LP 1.99

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Stanley ClarkeTime Exposure ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A nice funky electric groover from Stanley Clarke's mid 80s R&B years! Time Exposure has a lot of period electro funk in the mix, particularly Clarke's impeccable bass lines, which are heavy throughout! A brilliant mix of 80s fusiony future funk with jazz precision – definitely a funky highlight from this period in Clarke's career – and those bass lines are just unreal! A pretty eclectic roster of guest musicians play on this one, including tenor sax player Ernie Watts, fellow bassist Louis Johnson of Brothers Johnson, singer Howard Hewitt and rock guitar guru Jeff Beck. Titles include "Play The Bass 10", "Are You Ready (For The Future)", "Heaven Sent You", "Time Exposure", "Speedball", "Future Shock", "Spacerunner", "I Know Just How You Feel" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stain on one corner.)
Also available Time Exposure ... CD 8.99

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ClashClash (UK version) ... CD
Epic, 1977. Used ... $5.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and the original UK tracklist includes "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "Deny", "I'm So Bored With The USA". CD
Also available Clash ... CD 1.99

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New ClashMagnificent Dance/Magnificent Seven/The Call Up/The Cool Out ... 12-inch
Epic, 1981. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Some of the most dancefloor-oriented work the Clash ever recorded – "Magnificent Seven" is one of those tunes that manages to keep its politics upfront, yet never overdone – but this "dance" version is much more of an instrumental affair, one that mostly dubs things up heavily, and keeps the lyrics on the backburner. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a spot of marker.)

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ClashRock The Casbah/Mustapha Dance ... 12-inch
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Some of the most dancefloor-oriented work the Clash ever recorded – and though "Rock The Casbah" may well have been the biggest hit ever by the group it's a darn catchy little tune with a Middle East theme that was kind of kitschy at the time, but more relevant than ever now! "Mustafah Dance" is a dubby instrumental of "Casbah" – nicely snapping with the bass and guitar right up front! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(US pressing.)

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ClashSandinista! ... CD
Epic, 1980. Used 2CD ... $8.99
The longest album ever from The Clash – a stunning triple LP set that really shows the group bristling with new ideas and energy throughout! There's a hell of a lot going on here – some cuts that are every bit as strong as the previous records, others that offer a few mis-steps but in a wonderfully playful way – and a few more that really hit this sort of unique mix of genres and politics that could only be summed up as Clash-like at its best! Bits of hip hop, reggae, new wave, funk, and more mix together beautifully – and the album's got a hell of a lot of charm and character, even if you're skipping past a few of the cuts you don't like as much as the others. 36 tracks in all – and titles include "The Magnificent Seven", "Hitsville UK", "Junco Partner", "The Leader", "Police On My Back", "Midnight Log", "The Call Up", "Washington Bullets", "Broadway", "Rebel Waltz", "Look Here", "The Crooked Beat", "Somebody Got Murdered", "Lose This Skin", "Charlie Don't Surf", "Kingston Advice", "Corner Soul", "Let's Go Crazy", "The Sound Of Sinners", "Living In Fame", "Silicone On Sapphire", and "Career Opportunities". CD

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New Johnny ColesWarm Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who's probably best known to the world for his work with Charles Mingus, or for his other 60s session on Blue Note! This album's quite different than both of those aspects of Johnny's career – and has him blowing some sweetly soulful ballads in a quartet setting with Kenny Drew on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The feel is quite like some of Art Farmer's best of this nature from the time – laidback, but never too sleepy or sloppy – and Johnny definitely brings an edge to the record on the best numbers. Titles include some great Randy Weston compositions – "Hi Fly", "Pretty Strange", and "Where" – plus Johnny Coles' own "Room 3". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Babe's Blues" and a long alternate take of "Hi Fly". CD

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Lou CourtneyI'm In Need Of Love ... CD
Epic/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful album of mellow soul tracks! The record is Lou Courtney's masterpiece – and it's a jam-packed set filled with great tracks that rank right up there with classic 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware! Leon Pendarvis handled most of the arrangements – and the record's got a wonderfully full soul sound – with a mix of moody keyboard-driven groovers and ballads – all topped by excellent vocals from Lou, miles ahead of any work he did in the early days! The best thing, though, is the songwriting, as these tracks rank right up there with the best underground mellow soul we can think of – sophisticated yet not soppy, filled with soulful lyrics about love and losing it, never giving into cliches of other soul from the time. A real dream of an album – and filled with great tracks like "I Will If You Will", "I'm In Need Of Love", "Just To Let Him Break Your Heart", "Somebody New Is Loving On You", "Just To Let Him Break Your Heart", and "The Common Broken Heart". CD

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Burton CummingsDream Of A Child (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Portrait/Epic/Legacy, 1978. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Dis N DatBumpin' ... LP
Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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DonovanCosmic Wheels ... LP
Epic, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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DonovanFor Little Ones ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(Yellow label Epic stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a name in marker on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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New DonovanHurdy Gurdy Man (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The rare mono mix of Hurdy Gurdy Man – easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply introspective approach that has Donovan working in a world that's really all his own – less concerned with hit singles, and more focused on a personal journey in music, one that ties together many strands of music borrowed from Celtic, West Indian, jazz, and folk sources. Arrangers are John Cameron and John Paul Jones – and titles include "Get Thy Bearings", "Peregrine", "The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl", "West Indian Lady", "Jennifer Juniper", "Tangier", "The River Song", "The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow", and "Hi It's Been A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare mono mix!)

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DonovanWear Your Love Like Heaven (mono pressing) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
One of Donovan's greatest albums – and in the original mono mix, too! Wear Your Love Like Heaven is a perfect blend of pop psychedelia – complicated little songs that sum more in a short space than some of Donovan's contemporaries could do in a single album side. Nearly every cut on here is a tiny little 3 minute gem – with a sunny and accessible psych folk vibe – but that doesn't overshadow the deeper, more complex and adventurous arrangements underneath. Classic! Tunes include "There Was A Time", "Sun", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Little Boy In Corduroy", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono mix!)

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George DukeRendezvous (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
An underappreciated soul set from George Duke for Epic – his Rendezvous from '84 – an engagement worth keeping! Given the mid 80s release date, you might be expecting a whole lot of programming and drum machine action – there's a bit of it, but this is a really lively set with some great musicianship across the board – and the songs are pretty strong, too. Duke produced, sings and handles an array of instrumentation from keys to synths and programming, with Stanley Clarke, Paulinho Da Costa, Ernie Watts, Oscar Castro Neves and other great players in the mix. Titles include "Got To Get Back To Love", "Take It On", "She Can Wait Forever", "Stay Awhile", "Thinking Of You" (with some nice extended string arrangements), "Secret Rendezvous", and "Ipanema Lady". This 2011 edition on Soulmusic.com also includes a bonus version of "Secret Rendezvous". CD

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New Electric Light OrchestraEldorado (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974. Used ... $4.99
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New Electric Light OrchestraOn The Third Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1973. Used ... $3.99
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Fabulous PoodlesThink Pink ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Fabulous ThunderbirdsHot Stuff – The Greatest Hits ... CD
Epic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
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New Fight (Rob Halford)War Of Words ... CD
Epic, 1993. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Free LifeDance Fantasy/There's Something Better ... 12-inch
Epic, 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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Curtis FullerSouth American Cookin' ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Not Curtis Fuller in South America, but a record that picks up a very slight Latin vibe in the rhythm – which makes for a nice change from Fuller's sessions for Blue Note! The date was recorded during that great short run of soul jazz cookers on early 60s Epic Records – and is a perfect talent for the well-voiced solo talents of Fuller – which really take great fire in a group that also includes Zoot Sims on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Dave Bailey on drums. The record's got some of the gutbuckety energy of Bailey's classic sets for Epic at the same time – a strong recommendation from us – and titles include "One Note Samba", "Besame Mucho", and "Wee Dot". CD

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New Ghostface KillahBulletproof Wallets ... LP
Epic, 2001. Very Good 2LP ... $8.99
Ghostface's follow up to Supreme Clientele – a tough predecessor to live up, no doubt about that – but Bulletproof Wallets is still a cut or 10 above some of the Wu work of the later 90s and early 00s! The single "Ghost Showers" is a great track, and "Never Be The Same Again" with Raekwon and Carl Thomas is another killer cut – others titles include "Flowers" with Method Man & Superb, "Jealousy", "The Juks" feat Trife & Superb, "Walking Through Darkness" feat Takitha, "The Hilton", "Ice" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some light wear.)

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Ghostface KillahShaolin's Finest ... CD
Epic, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $3.99
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Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele (clean version) ... LP
Epic, 2000. Very Good 2LP ... $5.99
Ghostface's second full length – maybe the most worthwhile Wu solo project, and the best of all them since the first wave of the Wu. Ghost's flow is raw as hell, furious and re-energized, and so startlingly poetic that we were completely blown away on the first listen. The guests seem to feed off this huge energy boom, too, with Method Man and Cappadona getting their best verses in a while, and even RZA's misguided Bobby Digital persona kicks some raw dynamite. Also features appearances by Raekwon and Redman, plus a few tracks with beats by the RZA. Tracks include "Nutmeg", "Saturday Nite", "Apollo Kids", "The Grain", "Child's Play", "Malcolm", "Buck 50", and "Cherchez La Ghost". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean promo in a pic cover. Cover has some BPM stickers in one corner.)

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GodfathersBirth, School, Work, Death ... LP
Epic, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear.)

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Jerry GoldsmithLilies Of The Field ... LP
Epic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A surprisingly huge soundtrack from the 60s – thanks partly to the main title theme, which is a variation on the same "Amen" theme that Curtis Mayfield would make big with The Impressions! Most of the record is prime Jerry Goldsmith scoring, though – wonderful instrumentals that have this complicated blend of tones and colors, yet still some folksy undercurrents too – almost a Copeland-like point in Goldsmith's pantheon, with the mix of majesty and humanity that reference implies! Titles include "Homer Returns", "The Roof", "Homer Awakes/Breakfast", "The Contractor", "Out Of Bricks", "Amen", "No Hammer/Return Of The Prodigal", and "Feed The Slaves/Drive To Mass". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry GoldsmithStar Trek V – The Final Frontier ... LP
Epic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)

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Macy GrayId ... CD
Epic, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Macy Gray's steps to a higher level on The Id – this is no "sophomore slump" to our ears – actually a helluva lot better than her big selling debut! As on her first set, Macy's vocals are wonderful – totally unique, with that warm raspy soulful style that makes her one of the most instantly recognizable soul artists since Al Green. The production is very strong too – with a sound that's new and fresh compared to most chart soul acts, but which also has its roots in the Columbia crossover sound of the late 60s, with traces of artists like Sly Stone and Janis Joplin all colliding into one cool groovy sound! Titles include "Hey Young World (part 2)", featuring Slick Rick, plus "Blowin Up Your Speakers", "Forgiveness", "My Nutmeg Phantasy" (featuring Angie Stone & Mos Def), "Sweet Baby" (featuring Erykah Badu), "Sexual Revolution", and "Relating To A Psychopath". CD
(Out of print.)

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". CD

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Greater Victory Temple ChoirHold On ... CD
Word/Epic, 1992. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Some tape on booklet cover.)

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Grieg/SchumannPiano Concerto In A Minor Op 16/Piano Concerto In A Minor Op 54 – Leon Fleischer/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label mono pressing.)

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Bessie GriffinOh Glory Hallelujah! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Groove TheoryGroove Theory ... CD
Epic, 1995. Used ... $3.99
The only album ever from Groove Theory – but the set that introduced the world to Amel Larrieux – whose vocal talents alone are worth the price of admission! The feel here is a bit more mainstream soul than some of Amel's later work – but given the mid 90s date of release, the sound is still plenty underground – and filled with the warmer tones and deeper soul styles that wouldn't be that common until years later when the Neo Soul scene rose to prominence. The overall package is the work of former Mantronix member Bryce Wilson – who plays some keys, and ensures that the rhythms are never too bombastic to overwhelm Amel's vocals. Titles include the massive stepper's cut "Tell Me" that hit huge here in Chicago – plus "Baby Luv", "Didja Know", "Come Home", "Hello It's Me", "Hey U", "Good 2 Me", "You're Not The 1", and "Boy At The Window". CD
(Small tear inside booklet.)

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion ... LP
Epic/Superfly (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used sparely, so that the album's not a funky electric one – but in just the right ways to bring in a cool sort of 70s funk touch to the whole record – almost in some of the ways you'd find with Nuyorican funk of the same time! Vocals are great, too – mostly in French – but the instrumental element is what really moves us – and it moves us plenty! Titles include "Brujeira", "Tou Patou Feme", "Guajira Contestation", "Bomba Miscien", "Vulcano", and "Marcel Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – super heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Merle HaggardThat's The Way Love Goes ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Special ... LP
Epic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Chico didn't cut too many sides for Epic – but there was a short period, between his stints with Pacific Jazz and Impulse were he did a few sessions with the label. The quintet here is the group with a cellist, in this case Nate Gershman, plus guitar, bass and Charles Lloyd on flute and alto, who sounds particularly nice on this outing. As always, Chico's light dancing on the drums and sock cymbal gives the sides a wonderful swinging fee – with just the right amount of drive to keep things cooking but never overpowering the spacious approach of the quintet. Titles include "Don't Get Lost", "Autumn Leaves", "New Rhumba" and "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of marker on front.)

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Roy HamiltonCome Out Swingin ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A gospel-tinged set, with arrangements by Marion Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam held with clear tape.)

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Roy HamiltonGolden Boy ... LP
Epic, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has clear tape holding the top seam.)

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Roy HamiltonMr Rock & Soul ... LP
Epic, 1962. Very Good- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a name in marker. Labels have a promo sticker.)

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Roy HamiltonWhy Fight The Feeling? ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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HeatwaveBoogie Nights/All You Do Is Dial ... 7-inch
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
"Boogie Nights" will forever be the lasting fame of Heatwave – a monster crossover club track, huge on the charts, huge in the crates, and sounding mighty nice on this early 7" single! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Epic sleeve.)

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HeatwaveCentral Heating ... CD
Epic, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". CD

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HeatwaveCurrent ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
80s grooving hard with Heatwave – still going strong on this album from 1982, taking that smooth funky style they helped forge in the 70s, and pushing it to a whole new level on this set. Over the years, the group continue to show a tremendous depth as a soul act, working here well on both ballads and more uptempo tunes – and never resorting to easy tricks or cliches, coming up with some fantastic grooves in the process! The album includes the excellent jazzy groover "The Big Guns", plus the tracks "Naturally", "Look After Love", "Mind What You Find", "Hold Onto The One", and "Lettin It Loose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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HeatwaveHot Property ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Man, these guys never seem to miss – and always come up with some great little tunes that snap along in a really compelling way! This album might be easy to overlook in favor of the band's bigger classics, but it's a stone winner all the way through – with a number of tunes that groove on beautifully with tight hooks, skipping beats, warm vocals, and that beautifully compressed production style that always gave Heatwave a sound that slide perfectly into an AM soul radio groove. And sure, there's a few hooks here that feel like they're "borrowed" from some of the bigger hits – but they work wonderfully as a reprise of greatness, and keep us half stepping into the album even more. Titles include "Razzle Dazzle", "Eyeballin", "Raise A Blaze", "First Day Of Snow", "One Night Tan", "All Talked Out", "Disco", and "Therm Warfare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Neal HeftiSinging Instrumentals ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Hefti was one of the grooviest of the bigger band arrangers during the 50s – and thanks to Basie, and a few well-placed soundtracks, he had the chance to really experiment with some unusual combinations of material that proved to leave him with an incredible legacy. This album is a perfect showcase for Hefti's unusual talents, as it has him leading a nice little group of swing players (Charlie Barnet, Hank D'Amico, Lou McGarity, and others) in combination with the Ray Charles Singers, on a set of very groovy vocalese jazz tracks. At the record's best moments, the overall feel is sort of like Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross with Basie – as the group keep fairly in the "vocal instrumental" range, and solo wordlessly over the band's tight soulful rhythms. Tracks include "Jersey Bounce", "Opus 1", "Skyliner", "Summit Ridge Drive", "Back Beat Boogie", and "Intermission Riff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a partially split top seam.)

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Nona HendryxNona Hendryx ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Post-Labelle solo work from Nona Hendryx – and a set that very much shows that she's the one who brought all the raw funky power to the group! Unlike Patti Labelle's work from the same time, which was getting smoother and classier, Nona's work here is almost in the vein of rock music – working the lead guitar hard in a style that's a bit Betty Davis, but more crossover too – in ways that helped Hendryx gain a huge audience for her groove in the 70s! The core group is super-tight, and also helps Nona with all the arrangements too – a nicely unified set that includes a version of Russ Ballard's "Winning", plus "Everybody Wants To Be Somebody", "Once Again", "Problem", "Will You Be There?", "Leaving Here Today", and "Take A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dan HicksDan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Original Recordings ... LP
Epic, 1969. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The debut album from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – a brilliant little set, and quite possibly the truest realization of his subtle acoustic genius! The sound here is free from cliches that later got in the way with Hicks – and the album's a refreshing return to roots, but without any of the too-posturing modes of other groups like this from the time! Hicks keeps things real cool here – very subtle, and quite spare at times – with elements of acoustic swing, bluegrass, and country all bubbling underneath – but an overall execution that's somewhat focused and urbane. There's none of the too old-timey moments you might expect – and if anything, we're impressed at how freshly contemporary a bunch of acoustic hippies can sound here! Titles include "Slow Movin", "I Scare Myself", "Canned Music", "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away", "It's Bad Grammar Baby", and "Jukie's Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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Johnny HodgesHodge Podge – Original 1938/1939 Recordings ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
An excellent collection of early work recorded under Johnny Hodges' name in the early years – sessions from 1938 and 1939 that were originally issued on 78s, but presented here in a classic Columbia LP! The tracks are a great assortment of small group numbers that focus on Hodges' tremendous tone on alto sax – recorded with Ellingtonian players that include the Duke himself, as well as Cootie Williams on trumpet, Harry Carney on reeds, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Billy Taylor on piano. The set features 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Empty Ballroom Blues", "Jeep's Blues", "Good Gal Blues", "Skunk Hollow Blues", "Hodge Podge", and "Rent Party Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Epic Encore Series gatefold pressing.)

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Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men – Original 1936 to 1939 Recordings ... LP
Epic, Late 30s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the session leader – and as with other packages in this series, the fidelity is much better than the original singles, and accompanied with full notes on the music! Titles include "Rexatious" and "Lazy Man's Shuffle" by Rex Stewart; "Echoes Of Harlem", "Swing Pan Alley", and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me" by Cootie Williams; "The Rabbit's Jump", "Pyramid", and "Jitterbug's Lullaby" by Johnny Hodges; and "Caravan" and "Stompy Jones" by Barney Bigard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Encore Series pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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HolliesHollies ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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HoodratzMurdered Ova Nuttin (sneeke rmx, grinch rmx, voc, grinch inst, clean, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1993. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a tear and creases on the opening.)

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Paul HornInside (aka Inside The Taj Majal) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – with Horn playing of the amazing echo in a completely wonderful way, never feeling anything less than wholly authentic and genuinely inspired! Titles include "Vibrations", "Akasha", "Jumna", "Shah Jahan", "Mantra II/Duality", and "Unity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. Used ... $4.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". This Soulmusic.com edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Home-Made Jam (Extended Version)" and "Sunset Burgundy (Single Version)". CD

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Isley BrothersGet Into Something ... CD
Epic/T Neck, 1970. Used ... $9.99
An excellent album by the Isley Brothers – easily their rarest, and probably their funkiest! The record's pushing the T-Neck funk sound to the limit, adding in some heavy horns to the tracks, and really egging on the vocals of the group with some totally hard-hitting arrangements by George Patterson. The whole thing's got a really sinister feel – with horns replacing the guitars on some of the group's other albums, carving out these dark little lines that lead their vocals over the top of funky choppy rhythms that will blow your mind! Includes the excellent cut "Get Into Something", which sounds like a direct ripoff of "The Grunt", by the JBs (or is it the other way around?). Other good ones include "I Got To Find Me One", "Take Inventory", "Girls Will Be Girls", and more! CD
(Out of print. Back tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Isley BrothersPlaylist – The Very Best Of The Isley Brothers ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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New Peter Ivers with Yolande BavanPeter Ivers' Knight Of The Blue Communion ... LP
Epic, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
A genre-bending album from harmonica player Peter Ivers – a set that madly blends together jazz, rock, blues, and elements of modern composition – all with a sound that's unlike anything else we can describe! In another setting, Ivers might just be another white boy at the end of the 60s playing blues harmonica – but here, he's teamed up with vocalist Yolanda Bavan (ex-LHR), drummer Robert Pozar, and others in a weird exploration of soundshapes and musical themes. Instrumentation includes oboe, bassoon, soprano sax, and intermodulator – and Bavan's vocals are very wild, and often tripping up and down the scale to match the energy of the other grooves. Pozar's drumming is oddly funky in places too – making the record a strong one for beatheads as well as rockers – and titles include "Lord God Love", "Showroom Model", "Cat Scratch Fever", "Water Curtain", "Travelling Lightly", "Confession", "Dark Illumination", "Gentle Jesus", and "Knight Of The Blue Communion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split bottom seam, and a couple of stickers, with a promo stamp and some stains on the back.)

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Michael JacksonDangerous (collector's edition – first pressing) ... CD
Epic, 1991. Used ... $19.99
One of those records that we remember dismissing at the time – but honestly, it really lives up to repeated listenings in later years! Sure, Michael Jackson's no longer working with Quincy Jones – and instead goes for Teddy Riley and some other (then) contemporary producers – but that all makes for a very solid 90s crossover vibe – perfect for radio play a the time, not to mention heavy video rotation too – and definitely still another jewel in the crown of the King of Pop! Titles include "Remember The Time", "Why You Wanna Trip On Me", "In The Closet", "Jam", "Dangerous", "Gone Too Soon", "Will You Be There", "Black Or White", "She Drives Me Wild", and "Can't Let Her Get Away". CD
(Out of print. Original pop-up display is in excellent shape!)

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Michael JacksonScream (2x12" promo set) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1995. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $6.99
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(In a stickered gatefold sleeve.)

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New Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Michael JacksonXscape ... CD
Epic, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99
Some of the best work we've heard from Michael Jackson in years – even though the set brings together lost recordings from the many years of Michael's career! The range of sounds here is really wonderful, and the performances are surprisingly great – moments that somehow never found their way onto Jackson's albums for Columbia and Sony, and which really stand out with a special feel because of that – partly due to the help from the extra contemporary producers who helped finish off the work for release. The set begins with "Love Never Felt So Good" – a killer number with a late 70s vibe that puts it right up there with the classic Off The Wall album – and other cuts include the sexy, slinky "Chicago", the cool remake of an old America song titled "A Place With No Name", and the tracks "Slave To The Rhythm", "Loving You", "Do You Know Where Your Children Are", and "Xscape". CD

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New JacksonsDestiny ... LP
Epic, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A heavy groove and a heady title that points the way towards Michael Jackson's soon-to-be legendary solo career – all served up in a batch of tracks that resonate nicely with the Off The Wall groove! The sound here really isn't disco or club, but it's a nicely upbeat groove that shows The Jacksons at the top of their game – tightly stepping and often highly rhythmic – and striking a great balance between strong lead vocals and some of the sweeter harmonies that got them going in the past. Titles include the sublime groovers "Blame It On The Boogie" and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)", plus great sleepers like "All Night Dancin", "Bless His Soul", "Things I Do For You" and "That's What You Get For Being Polite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New JacksonsLive ... LP
Epic, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A great mix of the talents of Michael Jackson and his famous brothers – and a set that's probably got an equal weight on the focus of both! There's a fair bit of Off The Wall-era Michael that informs this set – the kind of upbeat, grooving tracks that made that record so great – mixed with some newer takes on older Jacksons material, often revamped a bit with a slightly modern soul groove! There's a nice sort of liveness to the record – not as too-polished as you might imagine – and titles include "Can You Feel It", "Off The Wall", "Heartbreak Hotel", "She's Out Of My life", "ABC", "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There", "Rock With You", "Working Day & Night", "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", and "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground". LP, Vinyl record album

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New JacksonsShake Your Body (Down To The Ground)/That's What You Get (For Being Polite) ... 7-inch
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A nice disco-ish number off the Jacksons' Destiny LP, and though it's not really a skating jam, we do recall this one getting played at the roller rink quite a bit, and this version of the track has a nice breakdown in the middle too. The b-side's a nice midtempo groover. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Epic sleeve, with an unglued seam and creasing.)

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Jim & JesseY'All Come – The Essential Jim & Jesse ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Damita JoThis Is Damita Jo ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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George JonesEssential George Jones – The Spirit Of Country ... CD
Legacy/Epic, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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George JonesLadies' Choice ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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