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BuckshotFollow Me (clean, inst, broadway freestyle) (acetate) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- .... $24.99
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Kimiko ItohFollow Me (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony, 1988. Used .... $14.99
Sweet vocals in a spare setting – sung in English by Japanese vocalist Kimiko Itoh, and recorded in New York with arrangements by Richard Tee and Steve Gadd! Given their presence, there's a distinctly 70s feel to the album, despite the date of the session – and most numbers move gently along with Fender Rhodes from Tee, drums from Gadd, bass from Eddie Gomez, and some occasional strings to sweeten things up. The Rhodes behind Itoh's vocals really sounds great – and titles include "Intimate Strangers", "So Foolish Is Love", "He's Gone", "If I Loved You", "Second Chance", "Meet Me On The Moon", and "Follow Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kid CapriFollow Me/Creepin ... 12-inch
Track Masters, Used Promo .... Out Of Stock
"Follow Me" features Buckshot and Cocoa Brovas. "Creepin'" features Kurupt, 8Ball and Too Short. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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New AnikaAnika EP ... LP
Invada/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99
A great follow-up EP to Anika's addictive Stones Throw debut – a darkness-tinged batch of covers – bringing some great songs by The Kinks, The Crystals, Chromatics and Shocking Blue along with a pair of dubbed up versions of earlier Anika singles. There's a bit of no wave vibe of stark electronics and moody vocals, but Anika's got an overall presense unlike anyone else. Once again she gets some excellent production by Geoff Barrow of Beak> and Portishead. Titles include "I Go To Sleep", "He Hit Me", "Love Buzz", "In The City", "No One's There (Dub)" and "Yang Yang (Dub)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- .... $3.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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BeatlesBeatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold .... $53.99 59.98
Just when you thought your Beatles collection couldn't get any bigger – out comes this amazing set with 37 tracks that have never been released before! As you might guess from the cover image, the focus here is on the early years of the Fab Four – and the package features rare BBC performances from 1962 to 1965 – offering up a much more vivid portrait of the initial years of The Beatles than just their studio albums. There's plenty of unique takes on famous tunes, plus some killer covers, and a few unusual entries too – and the package also features a number of spoken passages, with all the charm we've come to expect from the group in their press and film appearances of the time. Titles include "Beautiful Dreamer", "I'm Talking About You", "Glad All Over", "Lucille", "Anna", "Lend Me Your Comb", "Devil In Her Heart", "Sure To Fall", "Twist & Shout", "I'll Follow The Sun", "There's A Place", "From Me To You", "Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club", "Memphis Tennessee", "Misery", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", and "I Got A Woman" – plus bonus interview tracks with each member too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Vikki CarrDiscovery (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $23.99
The title's a great one for the set – not just because Vikki Carr was a new artist for the 60s, but also because she's turned up a really fresh approach to vocals as well! Vikki's still rooted a bit in jazz modes of the decade before, but she's also got this sharper, more punctuated approach that somehow sounds a bit bolder, and more adult – a style that's a great match for the deep range of her voice as well! Bob Florence handled the arrangements, and uses a great gentle jazz style throughout as full as Vikki's voice at its best, but also equally understated too. Titles include "Bluesette", "Don't Talk To Me", "Should I Follow", "How Insensitive", "Never Will I Marry", and "I Cry Alone". CD

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Linda CliffordLet Me Be Your Woman ... LP
Curtom, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $0.99
A bit over the top – and the kind of record that might have bankrupted Curtom in its later years! Linda's very much in full-disco mode, singing to long clubby arrangements by Gil Askey that have more strings and less soul than previous efforts. The one saving grace of the album is the cut "Don't Give It Up", a hip follow-up to "Runaway Love", which has a similar bad talkin' approach, with Linda doing a bit of a monologue in the middle. Other tracks include "Let Me Be Your Woman", "Hold Me Close", "Sweet Melodies" and the pairing of "One Of Those Songs" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which takes up all of the 2nd disc in the 2LP set. LP, Vinyl record album

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D TrainMiracles Of The Heart ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- .... $1.99
James D-Train Williams' first album for a major label – and a really great follow-up to the indie success of his initial recordings for Prelude Records! The style here is very similar to the clubby grooves of D-Train's earlier sides – thanks to strong keyboards, production, and songwriting help from Hubert Eaves – the jazzy talent who helped give Williams' his trademark groove! Instrumentation veers slightly more towards mainstream 80s soul at times, but the Eaves' sound is still very firmly in place here – and titles include the groovers "Oh How I Love You (Girl)", "Misunderstanding", and "Let Me Love You" – plus "You Are Everything", "I Got Your Number", "Stand Up & Fight", and "Miracle Of The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Jackie De ShannonJackie De Shannon ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good- .... $8.99
The first full length set from Jackie De Shannon – and a set that's got a lot more folksy touches than some of her previous singles! It's 1963, and you can definitely hear that folk is in the air – as Jackie's great vocals mix with some acoustic guitar-heavy arrangements from Jack Nitzsche – never straight folk at all, but the kind of folk/pop blend that Phil Spector was also laying down at the time! Many tracks are covers, but swing a sweet and special sort of De Shannon way – and we've gotta be honest, Jackie's usual soulful undercurrent really bring a lot to the tunes – giving them a reading that's much more heartfelt than you might expect. Titles include "Walkin Down The Line", "Don't Think Twice It's All Right", "Jailer Bring Me Water", "Little Yellow Roses", "500 Miles", "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", and "Betsy From Pike". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo! Spine has a bit of tape in one corner.)

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George DukeGuardian Of The Light ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $4.99
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that when it's done in his masterful R&B-fusion-funk approach! George sings on all cuts, but he also gets some stellar vocal assistance from Jeffrey Osborne, Portia Griffin, and Patti Austin. The record also has some surprisingly sweet mellow moments that bring a deeper level of spacey soul to the out-there concept – those laidback lines that George could always do better than anyone else! Titles include "Born To Love You", "You Are The Light", "Reach Out", "Give Me Your Love", "Stand", "Soon", and "Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tape on the spine.)

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Ed OG & Da BulldogsLife Of A Kid In The Ghetto ... LP
Polygram, 1991. Near Mint- .... $6.99
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in time to a day when backpacker wasn't necessarily a derogatory term, a beat wasn't a straight loop of a common sample, and rhyme skills included being able to follow the beat, which was typically at least a little bit funky. With the now classic "Be A Father To Your Child", plus standout tracks like "I'm Different", "Speak Upon It", "I Got To Have It" and "Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto". 12 tracks in all, also includes "Gotta Have Money", "Feel Like A Nut", "She Said It Was Great", "Dedicated To The Right Wingers", 'Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" and "Stop (Think For A Moment)". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy comes in a plain sleeve.)
Also available Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto ... LP

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $9.99 17.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD
Also available My World ... LP 12.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 9.99

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Aretha FranklinSoul Sister ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Aretha Franklin's definitely growing into her role as a soul sister here – a later date for Columbia Records that hints a bit at the sounds to come on Atlantic! Backings are by Robert Mersey and Belford Hendricks – both of whom use some relatively full orchestrations and occasional backing vocals – in ways that almost translate a 60s country soul aesthetic to a leaner, cleaner sound for Aretha's strong vocals. Franklin, as always, is great – the kind of singer that really illuminates any tune she gets – even familiar numbers that seem to take on new life in her hands. The material is a bit deeper-digging than before on Columbia – less covers, and more tunes that are well-suited to Aretha's sensibilities – including a few penned by Van McCoy or Hendricks. Titles include "Until You Were Gone", "Follow Your Heart", "A Mother's Love", "I'm Losing You", "Take A Look", and "Can't You See Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 sound mono pressing.)

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Stan GetzMore West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz ... LP
Verve, 1953. Fair .... $8.99
The title's a bit misleading, but the record's a great one! Oddly, the album's not a follow up to the West Coast Jazz album by Stan Getz – firstly, because it wasn't actually done on the west coast, and secondly, because this one was actually recorded two years before! But that doesn't stop the set from being great – and we can certainly forgive Verve's free use of west coast in the title as more of a stylistic definition than anything else. But even with that name in place, there's almost more of a Boston modern feel going on – one that's open, fluid, and which features the tenor of Getz alongside some tremendous trombone work from a young Bob Brookmeyer. Rhythm is by the trio of John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on drums, and Teddy Kotick on bass – but at moments, the horns almost hang together alone, especially on the longer, mellower tracks! Titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Willow Weep For Me", "Crazy Rhythm", "Tangerine", and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a number of marks and plays with some clicks and crackling. Cover has light wear and aging, some splitting on the top seam and spine, and a sticker on the back.)

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Merle HaggardOkie From Muskogee – Live (2CD version – with Fightin' Side Of Me) ... CD
Capitol, 1969. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99 21.98
An amazing live document of Hag at his late 60s best! Recorded in – you guessed it – Muskogee, OK in 1969, this excellent 45th Anniversary edition also includes the nearly as great, comparably rare follow-up live album Fightin' Side Of Me, recorded in Philly in 1970. If you've seen Merle Haggard live over the years, you might have gotten the picture that "Okie" is more of a satire of conservatism than an indictment of hippies – but it's powerful anyway – and the album also includes great live versions of a bunch of his best ever songs, including "Mama Tried", "No Hard Times", "In the Arms Of Love", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "White Line Fever", "Blue Rock", "Okie From Muskogee", and a medley of "Swinging Doors", "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "Sing Me Back Home", and "Branded Man". Fighting Side Of Me is best known for the reactionary title tune, quite unfortunately, since it's a really amazing document of Haggard and the Strangers at their all time best. Like most of Merle's live shows throughout the years, it's bookended by some great original tunes like "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" and "Today I Started Loving You Again", plus a travelogue of 20th Century country music – from the spare sadness of Jimmie Rodgers's "T.B. Blues" to the Western swing of "Corrine, Corrina", to Tommy Collins's "When Did Right Become Wrong", Johnny Cash's "Orange Blossom Special", Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" and well beyond. All of which is to say it's one of the best live country albums ever recorded for a major label! CD
Also available Okie From Muskogee ... LP

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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy .... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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JJ JacksonJJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... CD
Calla/Warner (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the catchiest hooks in 60s soul! Other tracks follow along in a very similar mode – playful, catchy, and shifting easily between a sock-boogaloo groove and a deeper soul style that really lets JJ go to town! Titles include the killer "But It's Alright", plus other groovers like "I Dig Girls", "Boogaloo Baby", "You've Got Me Dizzy", "That Ain't Right", "Come See Me I'm Your Man", and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"! CD
Also available JJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... LP 19.99

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JJ JacksonJJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... LP
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the catchiest hooks in 60s soul! Other tracks follow along in a very similar mode – playful, catchy, and shifting easily between a sock-boogaloo groove and a deeper soul style that really lets JJ go to town! Titles include the killer "But It's Alright", plus other groovers like "I Dig Girls", "Boogaloo Baby", "You've Got Me Dizzy", "That Ain't Right", "Come See Me I'm Your Man", and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, a few stains, and a bit pencil on the back.)
Also available JJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... CD 13.99

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Jo Jo GunneAsylum Recordings Vol 1 (Jo Jo Gunne/Bite Down Hard – bonus tracks) ... CD
Asylum/Wounded Bird, Early 70s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
The first 2 albums for Asylum by post-Spirit rockers Jo Jo Gunne – the self-titled set and the follow-up Bite Down Hard – back-to-back with a couple of bonus tracks, to boot! Jo Jo Gunne the album, from 1972, is probably the they'd ever put out – a straight-forward set that's blends a bottom end heft with some swaggery bits of boogie and touches of southern rock – despite the band's LA roots. Titles include "Run Run Run", "Babylon", "I Make Love", "99 Days", "Flying Home" and more. Bite Down Hard rocks a bit harder still, but it grooves nicely, too – with some great harmony vocals and a nice bit of piano in the mix. Includes ""Ready Freedy", "Roll Over Me", "60 Minutes To Go", "Broken Down Man", "Rhoda" and more. 3 bonus tracks on Volume 2 of the Asylum Recordings – a demo version of "Rhoda", plus "Sally Pine" and "Rivers Rising". CD

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Donna SummerLove Trilogy ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good .... $0.99
A mid 70s classic from Donna Summer – and a follow up to her huge, chart-toppiong Love To Love You Baby – and once again produced by Giorgio Moroder! The record didn’t hit the commercial heights of the preceding one, though they did utilize the same sort of Euro-disco approach – and it sounds just as great to us! The first half is a longer suite of 4 tracks – "Try Me", "I Know", "We Can Make It" and "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It", and side 2 features 4 more numbers "Prelude To Love", "Could It Be Magic", "Wasted" and "Come With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on the front.)

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Timbaland & MagooUnder Construction Part II ... CD
Universal, 2003. Used .... $4.99
So we'd guess by the title to this latest Timbo effort that it's meant as a follow up to the last Missy Elliott album, and in a lot of ways it is. As with earlier Tim & Magoo efforts, you're not getting this one for lyrical finesse, but the bouncing beats, which get stripped down to the bare essentials this go 'round, and that's nothing to wince at either. Tim revisits a few of his hotter tracks from this past summer, but if the ubiquity of the "Jump Off" is any indication, you can bet this one'll be bumpin' from trunks for some time to come. Not too many guest spots here, just a couple cameos from Bubba Sparxx and Missy Elliott, with 16 tracks in all, including "Cop That S**t", "Shenanigans", 'That S**t Ain't Gonna Work", "Don't Make Me Take It There", "Indian Flute", "Naughty Eye", "N 2 Da Music", "Throwback" and "Hold Cuts". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Trash CompanyEarle Hotel Tapes 1979 to 1993 ... LP
Steady Sounds/Peoples Potential, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy .... $16.99
Messed-up electronic rock from Trash Company – a group who really live up to their name with the noisy, grubby sounds in this set! The music is somewhere between dark post-punk work from the early 80s, and some of the lower-fi indie moments of the decade to follow – yet together, the tracks definitely have a really unique feel – almost as if Suicide recorded for K Records, or an aging Neu suddenly found themselves working in the Portland scene! Given the vintage of most of these cuts, and the overlooked locale in which they were recorded, the whole thing's a definite musical discovery – one with a feel that definitely lives up to the promise of our references here. Titles include "He's Only A Man", "She", "Little Black Bag", "Come To Me Softly", "No Regrets", "Electra Glide", "Ow", and "I'll Slide Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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New United Jazz & Rock EnsemblePlays Wolfgang Dauner/Plays Volker Kriegel ... CD
Inakustik (Germany), Mid 80s. Used 2CDs .... $9.99
The United Jazz & Rock Ensemble present two tribute albums – both dedicated to players who really helped forge the sounds of jazz and rock together in the 70s! Plays Wolfgang Dauner is a record based around cuts composed by the legendary German keyboardist – some during his years at MPS – and the group here features Dauner on both piano and keyboards, plus Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Charlie Mariano on saxes, Kenny Wheeler and Ian Carr on trumpets, Volker Kriegel on guitar, Barbara Thompson on flute and sax, and Eberhard Weber on bass – an all-star fusion lineup who really sparkle on cuts that include "Trans Tans", "Capriccio Funky", "Bebop Scat", "Boorcet", "The Love That Cannot Speak Its Name", and "Ausgeschlafen". Plays Volker Kriegel is a record that features the legendary German guitarist in an all-hip group of European players – including Kenny Wheeler, Ian Carr, and Ack Van Royen on trumpets, Charlie Mariano on alto, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Wolfgang Dauner on piano, and Eberhard Weber on bass – all moving nicely through some originals by Kriegel, with some great echoes of 70s German fusion. Titles include "Stumbling Henry's Divorce March", "Circus Gambet", "Garberville", "Don't Follow The Follow Me Sign", "Double Bind", and "Balance". CD

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James WellsMy Claim To Fame/Explosion – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
A pair of lost club classics from James Wells – back to back, with a lot of bonus tracks too! My Claim To Fame is the first album from Chicago soul singer James Wells – an artist with vocals that often run much deeper than some of his disco contemporaries at the time, and which really get a showcase here on some of the longer songs! There's often a lot of disco at the start of the records – long tunes that build the rhythms slowly, then layer in other elements before the vocals – but when James emerges on vocals, things really take off – and the singer is very well suited to the more upbeat backgrounds. Ian Levine – of UK Northern Soul fame – wrote and arranged the set – and titles include "I Guess That's Life", "True Love Is My Destiny", and "That's The Way The Wind Blows". The second album is an Explosion of soul from singer James Wells – and a tight follow-up to his previous disco outing with Ian Levine! Wells has roots in older soul styles than disco – and really makes his presence felt here on some of the album's best tracks – even amidst the sometimes stronger focus on high-stepping rhythms, percussion jams, and other instrumentation. Tracks include "Explosion", "More To Me Than Meets The Eye", "Double Dose Of Love", "There's Nothing Sweeter Than Success", and "A Case Of Mistaken Identity". CD features loads of bonus tracks – not just remixes, but a 12 completely different numbers, including a few duets with Susen Wells. Titles include "RSVP", "Baby I'm Still The Same Man", "All I Ever Need Is Music", "No Cure For Me", "Never Let Go", "My Days Are Numbered", "Great Minds Think Alike", and "Mirror Image". CD

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street BandYou're So Beautiful ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good Gatefold .... $14.99
The last album recorded by Charles Wright with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – and a set that's even more stretched out and trippy than their other albums! Gone are the tight short cuts of earlier days, and in their place are longer messed-up funky numbers that have more of a jamming party feel – tunes that let the whole group open up in a relaxed and soulful mode that must have been plenty great to see happening live in the studio! Charles sings in a style that mixes straighter soul with "crazy man" kind of lyrics – of the sort that he later sang on his own LPs – and the album features the wicked tune "Express Yourself II", a great follow-up to the first one, done in a more open-styled way, but still with the same hook and rhythm! Other tracks include "Just To Settle My Nerves", "Let's Make Love Not War", "What Can You Bring Me?", "Your Love", and "You're So Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 3.)

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VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 2 – Second Line Strut ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $19.99
An incredible follow up to the first New Orleans Funk compilation on Soul Jazz – even harder-hitting than the first, and filled with funky rare gems! This set took nearly a decade to follow the first, but it's been well worth the wait – and the crew at Soul Jazz have clearly used all that time to dig way past the obvious on the New Orleans scene, and come up with a really incredible batch of all-funky cuts all the way through! Even if you've got a dozen other New Orleans funk collections in your collection, you'll find plenty here to win you over – as the package goes out of its way to pull cuts from rare singles and under-reissued material – then wraps the whole thing up with the usual extra-thorough Soul Jazz approach to liner notes and details. And while some of the names are familiar here, they're nicely interspersed with lesser-known folks who keep things fresh – making for a winning lineup that really sets a new standard for this sort of set. Titles include "The Twitch" by Danny White, "Street Parade" by Earl King, "Four Corners" by Lee Dorsey, "Hot Tamales" by The Prime Mates, "Tequila" by Allen Toussaint, "Right Place Wrong Time" by Ray J, "Gossip" by Cyril Neville, "Hold On Help Is On The Way" by G Davis & R Tyler, "Funky Belly" by Warren Lee, "I'm Mr Big Stuff" by Jimmy Hicks, "The Rubber Band" by Eddie Bo, "12 Red Roses" by Betty Harris, "What Do You See In Her" by Inell Young, "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Bonnie & Sheila, "Yeah You're Right You Know You're Right" by The Gaturs, "The Tap" by Porgy Jones, and "Bo Diddley" by Art Neville. CD
Also available New Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 2 – Second Line Strut ... LP 26.99

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VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 2 – Second Line Strut ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP .... $26.99
An incredible follow up to the first New Orleans Funk compilation on Soul Jazz – even harder-hitting than the first, and filled with funky rare gems! This set took nearly a decade to follow the first, but it's been well worth the wait – and the crew at Soul Jazz have clearly used all that time to dig way past the obvious on the New Orleans scene, and come up with a really incredible batch of all-funky cuts all the way through! Even if you've got a dozen other New Orleans funk collections in your collection, you'll find plenty here to win you over – as the package goes out of its way to pull cuts from rare singles and under-reissued material – then wraps the whole thing up with the usual extra-thorough Soul Jazz approach to liner notes and details. And while some of the names are familiar here, they're nicely interspersed with lesser-known folks who keep things fresh – making for a winning lineup that really sets a new standard for this sort of set. Titles include "The Twitch" by Danny White, "Street Parade" by Earl King, "Four Corners" by Lee Dorsey, "Hot Tamales" by The Prime Mates, "Tequila" by Allen Toussaint, "Right Place Wrong Time" by Ray J, "Gossip" by Cyril Neville, "Hold On Help Is On The Way" by G Davis & R Tyler, "Funky Belly" by Warren Lee, "I'm Mr Big Stuff" by Jimmy Hicks, "The Rubber Band" by Eddie Bo, "12 Red Roses" by Betty Harris, "What Do You See In Her" by Inell Young, "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Bonnie & Sheila, "Yeah You're Right You Know You're Right" by The Gaturs, "The Tap" by Porgy Jones, and "Bo Diddley" by Art Neville. LP, Vinyl record album
(Massive 3LP set!)
Also available New Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 2 – Second Line Strut ... CD 19.99

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VariousReturn Of Funk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Super Rare, Slinky & Funky Female Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
Female funk galore – and one of the greatest all-girl compilations we've ever heard! The set's a brilliant follow-up to the first Funk Soul Sisters set on BGP – but we've gotta say that we like it even better than the first, and really appreciate the wide range of unusual tunes collected on the set! There's a depth here that goes way past the obvious – a love of bad-rapping funky female soul that digs deeper, and comes up with some key gems that explode cliches and really expand our love of the music. Titles include both rare album and single tracks pulled from a variety of American indies of the late 60s and early 70s – and although many are by familiar artists, they offer up a side of their talents you really wouldn't expect! Titles include "Easily Persuaded" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Family Tree" by Little Rose Little, "Who Told You" by Jackie Moore, "That's How I Feel" by The Sisters Of Righteous, "Ain't No Love Lost" by Patti Jo, "Love Connection" by Annette Snell, "Gotta Get Away" by Harolyn Montgomery, "Just A Mistake" by The Ebonettes, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "It's My Thing" by Betty Moorer, "Speed Ticket" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Get On Up & Do It Baby" by Marie Adams, and "Jesse Joe" by Jean Knight. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSpirit Of Philadelphia 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
A tremendous follow up to the first Spirit Of Philadelphia collection – released many years after that seminal set, and with an even farther-reaching selection of music! The first Spirit set focused on the best mellow and midtempo soul efforts of the Philly International label – but this one expands the groove even more to show the wide influence that Gamble & Huff had on the sound of Philly soul on other labels – especially the major labels, who'd begun following the indie lead in their productions by the mid 70s. There's a fair bit of work here by bigger names at the time, but all of it's got a stone Philly sound – and is either work by artists who first sprung out of the Philly scene directly, or others from different points around the country, and who'd made a trip to Philly in the 70s to record in a hipper groove! Titles include "Do You Remember Yesterday" by New York City, "Falling In Love With You" by Jimmy Ruffin, "It's Not What You Got" by Eddie Kendricks, "We Got Love" by Ben E King, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Whispers, "Can't Accept The Fact" by Gateway, "Straighten It Out" by Anglo-Saxon Brown, "Midnight Lady" by David Morris, "You Make Me Feel So Good Baby" by The Temprees, "It's Love" by The Persuaders, "In Love Again" by The Joneses, "Let's Go All The Way Down" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Walk Away From Love" by Jackie Moore, "I Don't Have Time To Worry" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "That's What Love Does" by Vince Montana & The Philly Sound Orchestra. CD
Also available Spirit Of Philadelphia 2 ... CD 11.99

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VariousSpirit Of Philadelphia 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. Used .... $11.99
A tremendous follow up to the first Spirit Of Philadelphia collection – released many years after that seminal set, and with an even farther-reaching selection of music! The first Spirit set focused on the best mellow and midtempo soul efforts of the Philly International label – but this one expands the groove even more to show the wide influence that Gamble & Huff had on the sound of Philly soul on other labels – especially the major labels, who'd begun following the indie lead in their productions by the mid 70s. There's a fair bit of work here by bigger names at the time, but all of it's got a stone Philly sound – and is either work by artists who first sprung out of the Philly scene directly, or others from different points around the country, and who'd made a trip to Philly in the 70s to record in a hipper groove! Titles include "Do You Remember Yesterday" by New York City, "Falling In Love With You" by Jimmy Ruffin, "It's Not What You Got" by Eddie Kendricks, "We Got Love" by Ben E King, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Whispers, "Can't Accept The Fact" by Gateway, "Straighten It Out" by Anglo-Saxon Brown, "Midnight Lady" by David Morris, "You Make Me Feel So Good Baby" by The Temprees, "It's Love" by The Persuaders, "In Love Again" by The Joneses, "Let's Go All The Way Down" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Walk Away From Love" by Jackie Moore, "I Don't Have Time To Worry" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "That's What Love Does" by Vince Montana & The Philly Sound Orchestra. CD
Also available Spirit Of Philadelphia 2 ... CD 16.99

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VariousSweet Dreams – Where Country Meets Soul Vol 2 – 23 Exceptional Examples Of How Blurred The Line That Separates Country & Soul Music Can Be ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
Great sounds from a very special place – that magical meeting point where country meets soul – a spot that was crossed surprisingly often in the southern soul scene of the 60s and 70s! The set's a great follow-up to the excellent first volume – and really does a wonderful job of showing the way that a country ethos could work equally well in soul music – with results that will definitely have you re-thinking your ideas of cultural separation in the south. Much of the work is from that great late 60s/early 70s point when the country soul genre was really maturing – moving past the earlier moments of Ray Charles or Brook Benton, and using the style to express a new level of lyrical sophistication – especially in songs of love lost. Titles include "Sweet Music Man" by Millie Jackson, "Don't You Ever Get Tired" by Bettye Swann, "I Hate You" by Bobby Bland, "Statue Of A Fool" by David Ruffin, "Tennessee Waltz" by Otis Redding, "Bad News" by Clarence Carter, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Hank Ballard, "But You Know I Love You" by Sweet Inspirations, "Please Help Me I'm Falling" by William Bell, "Sometimes" by Facts Of Life, "I'll Release You" by Ted Taylor, and "All I Have To Offer" by Eddie James. CD

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VariousWithout Limits Presented By The Modern Soul Collective ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $16.99
Massive modern soul – hand-picked by the UK's Modern Soul Collective with a sweet selection of classics and some especially nice overlooked gems! The groove here is smooth, but never sleepy – upbeat, but not really disco – and instead that great blend of modes that really characterized the modern soul sound of the late 70s and early 80s! The package is designed as a follow-up to the previous No Boundaries collection, but we honestly dig it even more than that one – and the CD features a few more recent cuts mixed in with the older classics too. Titles include "You're Messing Up A Good Thing" by Heywood Cash, "Looks Like Rain" by Main Ingredient, "We Need Love" by Directions Band, "The Magic That You Do" by The Realistics, "Too Many People (Blacksmith dancehall mix)" by Pauline Henry, "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "I'll Be True" by Cookie Woodson, "Under Construction" by Al Supersonic & The Teenagers, "In The City" by Jesse Gomez & SWB, "Rough Out Here" by The Modulations, "Strip Me Naked" by Love Peace & Happiness, and "Make It Last" by DJ Jazzy Jeff with Ayah. CD

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New Mike Stuart SpanChildren Of Tomorrow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Late 60s. New Copy .... Early June, 2014
British psychedelia from The Mike Stuart Span – a comprehensive set of that traces their evolution from a catchy mod soul combo to trippy psych combo! This set includes their more pop ready early singles for EMI and Fontana, plus the psyche pop 45 they cut for Jewel and some demos that were unreleased at the time. Includes "Come On Over To Our Place", "Still Nights", "Invitation", "You Can Understand Me", "Rescue Me", "Time", "Flames", "Blue Day" and more. 4 bonus track: "Wanderin Eye" credited to the pre-MSS group The Mighty Atoms, "You Can Understand Me (Radio Session)", "Follow Me" and "Workout". CD

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Ed OG & Da BulldogsLife Of A Kid In The Ghetto ... CD
PWL/Mercury/Polygram, 1991. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in time to a day when backpacker wasn't necessarily a derogatory term, a beat wasn't a straight loop of a common sample, and rhyme skills included being able to follow the beat, which was typically at least a little bit funky. With the now classic "Be A Father To Your Child", plus standout tracks like "I'm Different", "Speak Upon It", "I Got To Have It" and "Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto". 12 tracks in all, also includes "Gotta Have Money", "Feel Like A Nut", "She Said It Was Great", "Dedicated To The Right Wingers", 'Let ME Tickle Your Fancy" and "Stop (Think For A Moment)". CD
(Like the LP, long out of print. . . Punch through barcode.)
Also available
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New Ed OG & Da BulldogsLife Of A Kid In The Ghetto ... LP
Polygram, 1991. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Ed OG's nice debut, with a slightly jazzy touch on the production and literate, intelligent lyrics. We really couldn't get with "Bug A Boo", but besides that, this first LP's solid from start to finish, from the days when that wasn't so uncommon. Drop the needle on this and head back in time to a day when backpacker wasn't necessarily a derogatory term, a beat wasn't a straight loop of a common sample, and rhyme skills included being able to follow the beat, which was typically at least a little bit funky. With the now classic "Be A Father To Your Child", plus standout tracks like "I'm Different", "Speak Upon It", "I Got To Have It" and "Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto". 12 tracks in all, also includes "Gotta Have Money", "Feel Like A Nut", "She Said It Was Great", "Dedicated To The Right Wingers", 'Let ME Tickle Your Fancy" and "Stop (Think For A Moment)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto ... LP 6.99

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Gary McFarlandScorpio & Other Signs ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Great stuff from Gary – one of his more obscure albums, and a record dedicated to the signs of the Zodiac! The tracks are a mixture of Gary's usual easy jazz approach – with vibes, whistling, and bossa-style rhythms showing up a lot – plus a few more driving numbers that are more like his arranged work for other players, and which even include some nicely funky tunes! A real gem – lost amidst most of his catalog – possibly because the marketplace wasn't ready for such zodiacary! Titles include "Sad Eyes", "Long Live The King", "Close Your Eyes & Follow Me", "Can't Help Dancing", "Runaway Heart", "Thanks But No Thanks", and "Days Dipped In Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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New VariousMore Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country Vol 2 ... CD
Trikont (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful follow-up to the first Dirty Laundry collection – and like that one, a killer collection of country soul from the 60s and 70s! The package does a get job of pulling together tunes from disparate sources – material recorded both in the south, and in other parts of the US – all of which represents a real "bubbling under" of country-influenced soul from back in the day. The track selection is extremely thoughtful, and doesn't just include the few bigger names from the genre – like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex – but a surprising array of other singers who didn't always record this way, but who turn in some really great entries. Notes are extensive, and in both German and English, and the CD features 24 tracks that include "She Thinks I Still Care" by Lou Johnson, "Touch Your Woman" by Margie Joseph, "Hell Yes I Cheated" by Johnny Adams, "A Gift For You" by Eric Mercury, "Honky Tonk Heaven" by Stoney Edwards, "He'll Have To Go" by Solomon Burke, "Point Of No Return" by Bobby Womack, "I'm Movin On" by Clyde McPhatter, "Pardon Me I've Got Someone To Kill" by Andre Williams, "Three Hearts In A Tangle" by James Brown, "Son Of Hickory Holler Tramp" by OC Smith, "Tennessee Waltz" by Ruth Brown, and "Smoke Smoke Smoke" by Sammy Davis Jr. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Cee-LoCee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections ... LP
Arista, 2002. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest attributes of the Goodie crew, and it's great to hear it stretched out over a fully-realized LP that is worthy of his unique talents. Sweaty, deeply funky, and a bit similar to the kind of material we used to expect from the Native Tongues at their strongest, but with Cee-Lo's unmistakable Cameo inspired croon out front. Includes "Bad Mutha", "Big Ole Words (Damn), "Closet Freak", "Live (Right Now)", "El Dorado Sunrise", "A Thug's Concern", "One For The Road", "Let Him Sing If He Wants To (Break)", "Suga Baby" featuring Big Gipp and Backbone, "Gettin' Grown", "Bass Head Jazz", "Microhard" featuring Jahalla and Kirland Underwater, "Under The Influence", "(Follow Me)", "Medieval Times (Great Pretender)", "Country Love", "Awful Thing", "Maintenance Man (Break)" "Young Man (Sierra's Song)", and "Well Damn, Lo (Break)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Arnett CobbMore Party Time ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's always Party Time when Arnett Cobb's around – given the strength of his tenor sound, and the overall lively groove of his albums for Prestige! This one's a great follow-up to the first Party Time album – and like that one, it's got some great use of conga at the bottom of an otherwise more conventional soul jazz combo – an element that makes for an especially snapping sound on the grooves! Cobb's tenor sound is full and rich – and the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – plus congas by either Danny Barrajanos or Buck Clarke, depending on the tracks! Titles include "Blue Lou", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Blue Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a split spine & seams, and some wear.)

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New DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Drifters' last full album for Atlantic Records – and a rock-solid set that may well be one of their best for the label in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that became known as the uptown sound and which still had The Drifters as one of its key proponents at the time of this set. Production is by the great Bert Berns, who really knows how to balance all elements perfectly – and many of the lead vocals are by Johnny Moore, whose crackling vocals bring in a nice sense of feeling, even when the tunes are pretty darn catchy. But possibly the best thing about the record is the songs – as they're mostly pretty fresh tracks that move past some of the overplayed Drifters hits – but which still resonate with similar themes about live and life in the big city. Titles include "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "At The Club", "He's Just A Playboy", "Follow Me", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", and "Come On Over To My Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New George DukeGuardian Of The Light (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1983. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that when it's done in his masterful R&B-fusion-funk approach! George sings on all cuts, but he also gets some stellar vocal assistance from Jeffrey Osborne, Portia Griffin, and Patti Austin. The record also has some surprisingly sweet mellow moments that bring a deeper level of spacey soul to the out-there concept – those laidback lines that George could always do better than anyone else! Titles include "Born To Love You", "You Are The Light", "Reach Out", "Give Me Your Love", "Stand", "Soon", and "Fly Away". Also includes a bonus track – "Reach Out (12" single)". CD
(Blu Spec CD2.)
Also available Guardian Of The Light ... LP 4.99

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New EsquiresGet On Up & Get Away ... LP
Bunky, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Chicago soul recorded under the aegis of the great Bill Bunky Sheppard! The group was one of the best that worked with Sheppard – and they really take advantage of his odd way of producing harmonies, in the style that he'd worked out earlier in the 60s with The Sheppards. Arrangements are by Tom Tom Washington – and the cuts bounce along in that loping groove that was clearly becoming the trademark of the Chicago scene. You probably already know the hit "Get On Up" and the follow-up "And Get Away" – but the album's great all the way through, and features many original cuts like "Listen to Me", "When I'm Ready", "No Doubt About It", and "My Sweet Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Stan GetzMore West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit misleading, but the record's a great one! Oddly, the album's not a follow up to the West Coast Jazz album by Stan Getz – firstly, because it wasn't actually done on the west coast, and secondly, because this one was actually recorded two years before! But that doesn't stop the set from being great – and we can certainly forgive Verve's free use of west coast in the title as more of a stylistic definition than anything else. But even with that name in place, there's almost more of a Boston modern feel going on – one that's open, fluid, and which features the tenor of Getz alongside some tremendous trombone work from a young Bob Brookmeyer. Rhythm is by the trio of John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on drums, and Teddy Kotick on bass – but at moments, the horns almost hang together alone, especially on the longer, mellower tracks! Titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Willow Weep For Me", "Crazy Rhythm", "Tangerine", and "The Nearness Of You". CD
Also available More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz ... LP 8.99

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New Jefferson AirplaneAfter Bathing At Baxters (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Culture Factory, 1967. New Copy Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jefferson Airplane's weirder follow-up to Surrealistic Pillow – and a pretty incredible record – concentrating their sprawling psychedelic impulses into fairly succinct 3 to 4 minute songs, for the most part! It's a creative approach,and it's a brave record. If Surrealistic Pillow lured the mainstream into the rabbit hole, this one is the tripped out tea party inside! Only a couple of tunes roll past the 5 minute mark, so it never gets too far out, and it's got plenty of chugging, bluesy rock to keep it neat. Includes "The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil", "Young Girl Sunday Blues", "Martha", "Wild Tyme", "Two Heads", "Watch Her Ride", "Won't You Try/Sunday Afternoon"and more. CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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New Jeru The DamajaWrath Of The Math (clean version) ... LP
Payday, 1996. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Follow up to the classic "The Sun Rises in the East" LP with more genius production from Premier and Jeru taking on everyone from Puffy to ... With "One Day", "Me or the Papes", "The Frustrated Nigga", "Scientifical Madness", "Revenge of the Prophet (Part 5)", and 9 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in the stickered sleeve.)

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New Madlib & Frank NittMadlib's Medicine Show No 9 – Channel 85 Presents Nittyville (Season One) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2011. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The missing piece of the epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – No 9 in the eclectic soundscape architects year-long effort to release full length albums on a near-monthly basis ended up following No 11, but the collaboration with MC Frank Nitt is worth the wait! Nittyville is funky hip hop excellence that's, in a way, one of the most straight-forward entries in the series. Solid wordplay delivered sharply by Nitt and funky Madlib production that's framed to suit. That said, 'Lib's an adventurous cat, so even as straight up hip hop it's challenging convention at every turn. The sorta concept of the album is that it's Channel 85 is running a show called Nittyville, with a support cast that includes Oh No & MED. Includes "Nittyville (The Landing)", "So Beautiful (Dues Paid)", "Stageridin", "Jus Follow", Eyegotcha", "What Can U Tell Me" feat MED, "Red Light Green", "Set It Off" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Taj MahalSing A Happy Song – The Warner Brothers Recordings (Music Fuh Ya/Brothers/Evolution/live tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Taj Mahal – and some unreleased live tracks as well! First up is Music Fuh Yah – a sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead vocals and lots of acoustic guitar, the set also features key contributions from Rudy Costa on a range of saxes, plus flute and kalimba too – plus other unusual elements that include steel drums, timbales, and banjo – all of which inflect different moments with freshly playful sounds, and a surprisingly Caribbean vibe at times. Titles include "You Got It", "Sailin", "Truck Driver's Two Step", "Curry", and "The Four Mills Brothers". Brothers is one of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter moments actually creep near or even cross over the line into kind of a fusiony soul feel, with the tightly thumping electric bass and rolling sax, but Taj keeps the overall vibe as uncommonly diverse as his other records for Columbia. Tracks include "Malcolm's Song", "David & Angela", "Night Rider", "Brother's Doin Time", "Free The Brothers", "Love Theme In The Key Of D", and "Funky Butt". Evolution is a well-titled set – given that the record really shows an evolution in the style of Taj Mahal! Some cuts are still in an older bluesy mode, but a few others feature some great backings from Leon Pendarvis – who creates this fuller, soaring sort of style that takes off with plenty of power! The approach is a great way to use Taj's vocals in a richer 70s soul setting – and those cuts are balanced by some more stripped-down numbers that include a few that follow in the recent Mahal use of steel drums. Titles include "Sing A Happy Song", "Lowdown Showdown", "Why You Do Me This Way", "Highnite", and "Salsa De Laventille". 2CD set also features 7 bonus live tracks recorded in Chicago in 1977 – but not issued at the time! CD

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New Paul MauriatUn Jour Un Enfant/Je T'Aime – Moi Non Plus ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s magic from Paul Mauriat – a pair of records from a time when he was really riding high on the instrumental charts! Un Jour Un Enfant is filled with groovy 60s touches – that special bounce that Mauriat could bring to his rhythms, mixed with orchestrations that are full but never overblown, and served up with some especially nice moments on a keyboard that seems to be an electric harpsichord. Some numbers are upbeat and groovy – and titles include "Love Child", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Abraham Martin & John", "My Girl", and "Catherine". Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus is worth it alone for the title track – a sweet instrumental cover of the Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin hit, done with some groovy touches that nicely differ from the original! Other tunes follow in Mauriat's best late 60s modes – these nicely streamlined pop instrumental passages that have lean orchestrations, groovy undercurrents, and some especially nice standout guitar and piano bits! Titles include "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus", "Alors Je Chante", "Let The Sunshine In", "De Musique En Musique", and "Que Je T'Aime". CD also features a bonus single mix of "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". CD

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New Mary WellsOne Who Really Loves You/Two Lovers ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of incredible early Motown albums from Mary Wells – one of the label's first truly great singers – in a great single set from Kent UK! Mary Wells never sounded better than in her Motown years – and 1962's The One Who Really Loves You is key proof of her talents, as it's overflowing with laidback and mellow soul tunes – done in Mary's great blend of bluesy and classy styles! Titles include classics like "Drifting Love", "Strange Love", "The Day Will Come", "I've Got A Notion", "The One Who Really Loves You", "You Beat Me To The Punch", "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right", "I'll Still Be Around" and more. The follow-up Two Lovers features the subtitle And Other Greatest Hits, but it's actually a great batch of songs that were most newly-recorded by Mary at the time – and not at all a simple round-up of singles! The approach here has just a little more rawness than some of the girl groups Berry Gordy was scoring hits with at the time, but also a sense of urban classiness. As is their wonderful way, Kent goes above and beyond here – with a great booklet of notes and photos – which shines a light on the making of these great records. Wonderful stuff! Titles include "Two Lovers", "Guess Who", "My 2 Arms - You = Tears", "Goody, Goody", "Stop Right Here", "Laughing Boy", "Looking Back", "(I Guess There's) No Love", "Was It Worth It" and "Operator". CD

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New Timothy WilsonTimothy Wilson ... CD
H&L/Expansion (UK), 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only full album we've ever seen by Timothy Wilson – a great east coast sweet soul singer who cut some fantastic singles in the early 70s! This album really continues the feel of that work, updates it a bit, and puts Timothy's great vocals in a setting that's got a proud-stepping mid-70s Philly feel – soaring backings that really make the music sparkle, and a rich, full sense of feeling that really holds up to repeated listenings. Given the date and the label, the album should be a throwaway session – but it's not, and is filled with some surprisingly wonderful modern soul numbers – way more than we might expect from the H&L imprint's other releases. Titles include "Follow Me", "Gotta Fall In Love Again", "It's Love Baby", "Sugarland Express", "Keep It Up Don't Let It Go Down", and "Who Babe". CD

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New Young & CompanyI Like What You're Doing To Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only full length album we've ever seen from this youthful combo – and a killer set that's gotten plenty of play over the years! Young & Company were an obscure New Jersey group who struck big momentarily with the single "I Like What You're Doing To Me", and got a brief chance to cut this one and only album for Brunswick as a follow-up. The album's an interesting one, because it came at a time when the last-gasping Brunswick was showing a real talent for cutting underground cuts – mostly issued on 12" singles, and rarely drawn out to a full LP like this – but at a level that really makes this album a lost gem! There's kind of a strong roller skating groove on the best cuts – moving along at a good midtempo pace with compressed instrumentation on guitar and keyboards, never too over the top, and definitely not disco. You can hear that to best effect on the big hit "I Like What You're Doing To Me", but the album's got plenty of other nice cuts, like "Strut Your Stuff", "Checking You Out", "Love Me All Night", and "Mellow Mood". CD features two bonus tracks – "I Like What You're Doing To Me (long version)" and "I Like What You're Doing To Me (inst)". CD

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New BadfingerNo Dice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Apple/Capitol, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Badfinger comes into their own on No Dice – with a few buzzing rockers this time out, a pretty huge step from the more easygoing pop of Magic Christian Music (sweet as that stuff is) – with harder hitting groovers that kind of predict some of more tuneful power pop to follow in Badfinger's wake, but showcasing some pretty intense emotion, too, on the classic "Without You" and other tracks. Titles include "I Can't Take It", "I Don't Mind", "Blodwyn", "Better Days", "It Had To Be Me", "Believe Me", "We're For The Dark", "No Matter What" and more. This Capitol pressing includes 5 bonus tracks "Get Down", "Friends Are Hard To Find", "Mean Mean Jemima", "Loving You", "I'll Be The One". CD

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New Aretha FranklinQueen Of Soul ... LP
Harmony, 1960s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Early work by Aretha Franklin – a collection of her work for Columbia Records during the 60s, sung in a mix of modes, from jazzy, to soulful, to bluesy. The style's pretty nice overall – although quite different than her later work for Atlantic – and tracks include "It's Just A Matter Of Time", "Love For Sale", "Follow Your Heart", "What A Difference A Day Made" and "You Made Me Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting and a bit of light wear.)

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New Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum EnsembleAfrican High Life (RVG pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963/1964. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble! Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African tracks, with heavy percussion, and touches of highlife grooves. The record features guitar by Jay Berliner, bass by Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and flute by Hosea Taylor – plus work by Montego Joe, Garvin Masseux, Chief Bey, and Robert Crowder, who often show up on other 60s sessions of this nature. Titles include "Follow Me To Africa", "Tolani", and "Ise Oluwa". Plus, the CD also features 3 very long bonus tracks – much more stretched out and open-ended, but also with more of a jazz component as well – thanks to trumpet from Donald Byrd, tenor and flute from Hubert Laws, and piano from Coleridge Perkinson – who was the musical director of both sessions! These tracks are all previously unreleased – and all are numbers that run on for more than 11 minutes, with titles that include "Gbogbo Omo Ibile", "Agbamurrero", and "Igbsei Aiye". CD

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New King KongTrouble Again ... LP
Greensleeves, 1986. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A bubbling mid 80s set of digital delights from the Jammy's stable, featuring the voice of King Kong over Jammy's bouncing Casio rhythms! Kong's style bounces back and forth between sing jay and easy dancehall friendly Jamaican pop, all over pulsating Steely and Cleevie tracks when they were still working with Jammy. Impeccable mid 80s work from the mighty King Kong! Includes "Mash It Up Already", "Move Insane", "Follow Me", "Mix Up", "Trouble Again", "Legal", "Emmanuel Road" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so many other groups could never get this right – evolved amazingly here from the early soul years of the group's origins. The approach of the set is lean and smooth, yet turns out to be a perfect fit for the maturing Knight/Pips sound – a mode that still keeps them right out in front of the pack, with a great mix of grooving and sophistication. Titles include "Save The Overtime (For Me)", "Heaven Sent", "When You're Far Away", "Just Be My Lover", "Don't Make Me Run Away", "Ain't No Greater Love", "O La De Da", "You're Number One", and the longstanding classic "Hero (Wind Beneath My Wings)". 2CD version features a whopping 23 bonus tracks – with lots of single mixes, 12" mixes, and cuts that include "Hard Act To Follow", "More More More", "She Believes In Me", "Love's Gonna Get You", "When You Live Through As Many Heartaches", and "Kiss Away The Pain". CD
Also available Visions ... CD 8.99

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New LutherThis Close To You ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Great early work from Luther – his second album, still very fresh, and with an approach that was like nobody else! All the tracks are original compositions – and they're arranged by Paul Riser with a blend of deep soul styles, and some of the more stridently righteous sounds that Luther was bringing to the work of other artists. If you only know Luther's hits from the 80s, you owe it to yourself to hear this one – as the album's got a bare honesty and sincerity that's incredibly compelling, and which blows away most of his so-called hits of later years. Titles include "I'm Not Satisfied", "Follow My Love", "This is for Real", "Jealousy is in Me", "This Close to You", and "Come Back to Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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New James Moody4B ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2010. Used .... Out Of Stock
A wonderful follow up to Moody's excellent 4A set – recorded over a couple days in 2008, with Moody's tenor out from of the great Kenny Barron on piano, Lewis Nash on drums and Todd Coolman on bass. Moody, in his early 80s, sounds absolutely terrific – his talent exists outside of the rules of physical time – and his group is the perfect mix of loose charisma and energetic groove. Includes "Take The A Train", "Hot House", "Speak Low", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "I Love You", "OP Update", "Nikara's Song", "But Not For Me" and more. CD

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New Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Follow Me"," Sunny", "All I Need Is You Girl", "I Like The Sunrise", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some seam splitting, a promo sticker, a spot of tape on the spine, some pen, and WGN Library letters on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New VariousKing New Breed Rhythm & Blues Vol 2 – Irrestible R&B Dance Tracks From One Of The Biggest & Baddest Indie Labels Of Them All ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A long-awaited follow-up to one of our favorite compilations of King Records soul music – a set that does a perfect job of showing the label's strong roots in R&B, and it's important force in 60s soul! The package offers up tracks with a really great sound – definitely the grittier edge than you'd expect from the R&B in the title, yet lots of "new breed" styles as well – a more mature, more soul-based approach to the grooves that offers up a great way to harness the raw energy at the core! The set's filled with rare gems from old King, Federal, and DeLuxe label singles – including some overlooked work by bigger name singers – and titles include "Two Hearts" by The King Pins, "I'm Tore Down" by Freddie King, "Send Me A Picture Baby" by Mel Williams, "Love Man" by Hal Hardy, "Geneva" by Eugene Church, "Wild Child" by Donnie Elbert, "Your Letter" by Willie Wright & His Sparklers, "Say Hey Pretty Baby" by Lula Reed, "Let Me Walk With You" by Eddie Kirk, "Stop Talking To Your Child" by James Duncan, "It Hurts Inside" by The 5 Royales, "Let's Have A Good Time" by The Hi Tones, and "When You Move You Lose" by Lee Shot Williams. CD

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New VariousLuk Thung – Classic & Obscure 78s From The Thai Countryside ... CD
Parlortone/Dust To Digital, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A wealth of Luk Thung gems from the 50s & 60s – stylistically sprawling music from the Thai countryside that have never been reissued before this great set on Parlortone – the vinyl sister label to the great Dust-To-Digital! It's material culled from 78s and it's really cool stuff – a mix of regional folk styles and instrumentation with eastern and western influences flowing freely. Titles include "Suai Ching Nong (Truly Beautiful Girl)" by Suraphon Sombatcharoen, "Ban Na Pha Suk (Happy Farmhouse)" by Chan Chainat, "Boeng Ai Si Sao (Look At Me, Girl)" by Waiphot Phetsuphan, "Tam Nok Noi (Follow The Little Bird)" by Roengchai Mueangsamut, "Phu Ying Rai Muean Fai (A Woman Viscious Like Fire)" by Mitt Mueangmaen and more. CD

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New VariousMellow Mellow – Original Smooth Grooves & Chilled Beats – 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
A return to the great Mellow Mellow series from Harmless – a long needed follow up to the label's influential couple of earlier volumes – 2CDs of smoothed out, sweetly grooving 70s soul by Leroy Hutson, Holland & Dozier, Teddy Pendergrass, Jean Carn, Billy Paul, Webster Lewis, Gary Bartz, Chi-Lites, Teddy Pendergrass and more! Compiler Dean Rudland does a terrific job of putting together stone classics and lesser remembered numbers by superstars and shoulda been superstars alike – not fussing so much over the rareness or ubiquity, simply compiling a completely excellent double disc set! 35 tracks on 2CDs: "All Because Of You" by Leroy Hutson, "Oh Girl" by The Chi-Lites, "Come Into My Life" by Joyce Sims, "Count On Me" by Natural Four, "Look At The Boy" by Jean Plum, "Let's Make A Baby" by Billy Paul, "Keep Goin' On" by Gary Bartz, "This Feeling's Killing Me" by The Jones Girls, "Devotion" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Spend It On Love" by Side Effect and many more. CD

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New AnikaAnika EP ... CD
Invada/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great follow-up EP to Anika's addictive Stones Throw debut – a darkness-tinged batch of covers – bringing some great songs by The Kinks, The Crystals, Chromatics and Shocking Blue along with a pair of dubbed up versions of earlier Anika singles. There's a bit of no wave vibe of stark electronics and moody vocals, but Anika's got an overall presense unlike anyone else. Once again she gets some excellent production by Geoff Barrow of Beak> and Portishead. Titles include "I Go To Sleep", "He Hit Me", "Love Buzz", "In The City", "No One's There (Dub)" and "Yang Yang (Dub)". CD
Also available Anika EP ... LP 11.99

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New BrickWaiting On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
An overlooked killer from Brick – the group's fourth album, but every bit as tight and funkier as earlier sets! Brick's Atlanta-bred groove is very much in place here – that lean, mean approach to funk that made them a standout right from the get-go – almost setting the scene for the stripped-down modes that so many other groups would follow well into the 80s! That tighter sound lets the group really hit a strongly soulful focus here – serving up some of their best vocals to date, and reminding us that some of the best mainstream funk groups always had a strong ability to harmonize over their grooves. Titles include "Push Push", "Get Started", "All The Way", "Waiting On You", "Free", "Sweet Lips", and "Let Me Make You Happy". CD also features 2 bonus cuts – "Dazz" and "Dusic", served up in longer 12" versions! CD

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New ImpressionsCheck Out Your Mind ... LP
Curtom, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Righteous late 60s soul from The Impressions – the group's last album with Curtis Mayfield in the lineup! The sound here follows heavily from the Young Mods and This Is My Country years – a heavier take on the trio's soul stylings than their work over at ABC in the mid 60s – pushed into more heady political territory, yet still informed with an unmatched approach to harmony soul. Arrangements are by Riley Hampton and Gary Slabo, and they've got some great psychedelic soul touches that are a perfect precursor to Curtis Mayfield's solo work to follow on Curtom – a great groove that steps out wonderfully with an undercurrent of funk in the mix. Henry Gibson plays some great congas on the set – again hinting at the Mayfield sound to come – and titles include "Check Out Your Mind", "Madam Mary", "We Must Be In Love", "Only You", "Say You Love Me", "Turn On To Me", "Do You Wanna Win", and "You're Really Something Sadie". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsIf I Were Your Woman ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A new level of sophistication for Gladys Knight – and a record that opened the door to the mellower style that would break big for her in the 70s! The title cut is almost worth the price of the record alone – a slow-stepping, blue-tinged number that perfectly blends Knight's lead vocals and the warmer sounds of The Pips – but other tunes follow suit with an equally great sound – one that glows, grows, and flows beautifully as the album rolls on, and really sets the tone for a new sort of crossover vibe in the group. Titles include "If I Were Your Woman", plus "One Less Bell To Answer", "Here I Am Again", "Is There A Place (In His Heart For Me)", "Everybody Is A Star", "Your Love's Been Good To Me", "Signed Gladys", "One Step Away", and "I Don't Want To Do Wrong". CD

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New RaydioRaydio/Rock On ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The first 2 albums from Ray Parker's Raydio – in a great single CD set! The self-titled Raydio appeared in 1978– after Parker had honed is craft in countless session gigs, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed at the charts, by Ray also brings his own sort of groove to the set too – kind of a mainstream funk approach that found a very big audience at the time! As the years pass, this one sounds better and better to our ears – with titles that include "Jack & Jill", "Let's Go All The Way", "Is This A Love Thing", "Honey I'm Rich", "You Need This (To Satisfy That)", "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once", "Me", and "Get Down". Not much rock happening on the follow up Rock On – but a definite guitar-driven groove – that Ray Parker vamp really sparkling here in the frontline! The bass is pretty strong too, with that mainstream funk sound that was popping strongly from the west coast at the end of the 70s – a nice match for the guitar, and never as overdone as some of the other work of this nature. Tunes are all pretty darn catchy – more than enough to crossover, but without losing their cool – and titles include the megahit "You Can't Change That", plus "Rock On", "More Than One Way To Love A Woman", "What You Waitin For", "Honey I'm A Star", and "When You're In Need Of Love". CD

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New Ella FitzgeraldHello Dolly! ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used .... Out Of Stock
A definite shot at the pop market by Ella Fitzgerald – quite possibly recorded as a follow-up to the 60s success of former singing partner Louis Armstrong, who's referenced nicely in Ella's rendition of the title hit! The first 4 tracks on the set were done in the UK, under the leadership of arranger Johnny Spence – and the remaining 8 were done back on Ella's home turf, with familiar backings by Frank DeVol, and an overall sound that's a bit more lush than those on the British numbers. Includes a hit reading of "Can't Buy Me Love", plus "Hello Dolly", "The Sweetest Sounds", "My Man", "Volare", "The Thrill Is Gone", "How High The Moon", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". CD

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New Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Ohio PlayersGraduation ... LP
Air, 1984. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Fast Track", "Follow Me", "School Girl", "All Night", and "Now Is The Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousAfro Blue Vol 2 – The Roots & Rhythms Of Jazz ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Despite the "primitivist" sort of leanings you might expect from the "roots" in the title, this is actually a nice batch of tracks from the catalogs of Blue Note and World Pacific during the 60's – and they're all jazz tracks that have a slight Africanist influence, but which are certainly not African tracks themselves. The 13 tracks include loads of nice hard to find ones, including "Blue Dashiki" by Blue Mitchell, "Appointment in Ghana" by the Jazz Crusaders, "Marabi" by Cannonball Adderley, "Ghana Spice" Candido, "Zulu" by Randy Weston, "Zambia" by Lee Morgan, and "Follow Me To Africa" by Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum Ensemble. CD
 
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Ross Andru & Mike EspositoRoss Andru & Mike Esposito's Get Lost ... Book
Hermes, 1950s. New Copy .... $8.99 29.99
One of the greatest publications to ever rip off Mad Magazine – and an early effort from the team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito – later known for famous work at both Marvel and DC Comics! Get Lost follows from the early Mad comic book style – and features lots of well-done parodies of popular genres – film, fiction, and more! The writing is good, but the art is even better – very angular and edgey, at a level that's quite different than any other later work from the team – definitely influenced by the work of early Mad artists, but quite unique as well. The book brings together all three issues of the short-lived publication in glorious full color – and also features an interview with Mike Esposito on the fate of the comic as well. 96 pages, color, oversize. Book

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenLower East Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A great follow-up to the previous collaboration between pianist Ehud Asherie and tenorist Harry Allen – this time titled after a darker corner of downtown New York! As with the other date, this one features no other instrumentation at all – just warmly expressive duets on piano and tenor – spun out with the kind of classic tones you'd expect from Allen's work with bigger groups, yet also more intimate and personal as well. Tunes are mostly older standards, evoking the Lower East of the postwar years, and the key clubs that used to grace that scene – and titles include "Hey There", "Thou Swell", "Sposin", "Portrait In Black & White", and "Some Other Time". CD

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Albert AylerVibrations ... CD
Arista Freedom/Black Lion (Germany), 1964. Used .... $16.99
Classic early Ayler material, recorded in Copenhagen in 1964, at the same time as his earliest recordings issued on the Debut label! The album stands as one of Ayler's most powerful, and with performances that hint strongly at the ESP recordings that would follow shortly, and have become more well known. Ayler's vision is fully in place here as he blows with unrestrained energy. The group here features Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Amazing! Titles include "Ghosts", "Children", "Holy Spirit", "Vibrations" and "Mothers". CD
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Derek BaileyImprovisation ... LP
Cramps/Mirumir (Russia), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
A well-titled album from the legendary Derek Bailey – definitely a set that lives up to his tremendous reputation over the years! Bailey plays solo guitar here – working through a set of short improvised pieces, and coming up with sounds that are simply incredible – especially for an era when highly experimental records like this weren't often issued. Bailey's work on the strings of the guitar is far different than just about anyone before – and most players since – more sounds than notes, and often very abstract – but with a quality that all somehow makes sense – which is a great contrast to so many of the folks who tried to imitate this music in later years. The album's one of the best illustrations both of Bailey's mighty talents, and of the influence he had in following years – and it features 14 tracks, titled simply "M1", "M2", etc – all of them great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterFruit Of Dreams (Ports Of Pleasure/The Sacred Idol) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy .... $6.99
2 rare slices of exotica by Les Baxter – back to back on one CD! The first half of the set features material from the album Ports Of Pleasure – a dreamy exploration of south sea ideals that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of Baxter's more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – mixing strings and woodwinds almost in a soundtrack-y mode – but always with the light sense of interplay that makes Baxter's work so great. Titles include "Monkey Dance Of Bali", "Pearls Of Ceylon", "Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea", "Hong Kong Cable Car", "Tramp Steamer To Singapore", "Harem Silks From Bombay", and "Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon". The Sacred Idol is a real standout set from the end of Les Baxter's run at Capitol Records – originally scored for a film that was never released, but a great set of tracks that more than stands strongly on its own! The theme here is a Mexican/Latin American one – explored by Baxter with his trademark blend of larger orchestrations and lighter exotica touches – often swirling around in an extremely evocative mode that makes us wish the film had been issued to the public, and at a few key moments even hinting at the funkier modes that would follow on some of Les' later work for other labels. Titles include "Aqueducts", "Gardens Of The Moon", "Pyramid Of The Sun", "Temple Of Gold", and "Procession Of The Princes". CD

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New BeckMorning Phase (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Capitol, 2014. New Copy .... $22.99 24.98
The first proper album from Beck in a few years – following some solid production work for Charlotte Gainsbourg and others – and bit of a return to the quiet singer-songwriter style of his classic Sea Change! Morning Phase finds Beck mixing up subtle, spacey sounds with acoustic guitar and straight forward songcraft – and perhaps ultimately not quite as melancholic as Sea Change. Again, he's delivered a timeless, distinctive piece of work. Includes "Cycle", "Morning", "Heart Is A Drum", "Say Goodbye", "Blue Moon", "Unforgiven", "Wave", "Don't Let It Go", "Blackbird Chain", "Phase", "Turn Away", "Country Down", "Waking Light". LP, Vinyl record album
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Big MaybelleBlues, Candy, & Big Maybelle – The Best Of Big Maybelle ... CD
Savoy, Mid 50s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
A great collection of work by this famous R&B diva – 17 classic cuts pulled from Big Maybelle's famous 50s sides for the Savoy label – an amazing blend of jazz vocals, bluesy roots, and R&B! The set kicks off with Maybelle's perennial hit "Candy", one you've probably heard over and over, over the years – and it follows up with a surprisingly wide range of material, running from harder R&B to sophisticated jazz to heartbreaking ballads. There's plenty of strong jazzy players backing up Maybelle on the session – and tracks include "Ring Dang Dilly", "So Long", "Goin Home Baby", "How It Lies", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Rockhouse", "I Don't Want To Cry", "That's A Pretty Good Love", and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find". CD

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Ali BirraAmmalele ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl – followed by snakey guitar lines, and these vocals that are richly expressive, but in a way that's quite different from the emotion of Anglo pop! The set's a great discovery of these rare sides from 1976 – and titles include "Siin Baarbaada", "Ishururuu", "Silaa Murtii Beeke", "Kophaa Koo", and "Ammalele". LP, Vinyl record album
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Black UhuruSinsemilla (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Mango (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $28.99
A great one from Black Uhuru! Sinsemilla had a lot to live up to as the follow up to the burning Showcase, but the harmony trio of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson rise to the occasion under the heavy guidance of Sly & Robbie. While it didn't produce as many singular hits as some of other other prime records, this one's still solid from top to bottom, with mighty, might Taxi productions grooves throughout. 8 tracks in all: "Happiness", 'World Is Africa", "Push Push", "There Is Fire", "No Loafing (Sit & Wonder)", "Sinsemilla", "Endurance" and "Vampire". LP, Vinyl record album
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Peter BlechaSonic Boom – The History Of Northwest Rock, From "Louie Louie" To "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (paperback) ... Book
Backbeat Books, 2009. New Copy .... $5.99 19.99
Not a biography of one-time Spacemen 3 mainman – but a very cool look at the wealth of great guitar rock that emanated from the Pacific Northwest from the late 50s onward! There must be something in the water up there, because countless great guitar giants have hailed from Washington State and nearby locals – artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, and a huge host of important guitar groups like The Ventures, Wailers, Kingsmen, and others! The book wisely gives its strongest focus to the 60s – with a wealth of information on the local scenes and small labels who really brought the Northwest sound to the rest of the world – then follows with a bit more on the 70s and 80s, as well as the 90s wave of punk and grunge. 304 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Paul BleyComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Paul Bley (Sonor/Tango Palace/Hot/Notes/Mindset/At Sweet Basil/Memoirs/Conversations)(9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs .... $69.99
A wealth of great music from pianist Paul Bley – all of it recorded for the Soul Note label, where Bley really got a chance to explore some ideas that might not have appeared in other venues! Some of the work here follows on the seminal Bley sides for ECM in the 70s – either solo material, or work that has Paul paired up with a key contemporary – such as drummer Paul Motian or bassist Gary Peacock. Both other work features bigger groups – one a quartet with guitarist John Scofield, the other a combo with John Abercrombie on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. One real treasure is a trio date with the great Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and Steve Swallow on bass – and another trio outing features Tony Oxley on drums and Furio Di Castri on bass. There's plenty more surprises within – and the package features 9 full albums, all with original artwork – records that include Sonor, Tango Palace, Hot, Notes, Mindset, Live At Sweet Basil, Memoirs, Conversations With A Goose, and Chaos. CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? Remix ... CD
Uptown/MCA, 1992. Used .... $2.99
Mary's first album did so well, they followed it up with this remix set – a very high profile affair that features efforts from some big name talents at the time! Features Puffy remixes of "Real Love", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411?", and "You Don't Have To Worry" – plus "Sweet Thing" remixed by Mark Spark, and "Changes I've Been Going Through" and "My Love", both remixed by Teddy Riley. CD

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BlowflyZodiac Blowfly ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Very Good- .... $11.99
One of the greatest Blowfly records ever! The album follows in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley's Zodiac albums – and offers up some excellent funky tunes, all based around the different symbols of the zodiac, and all done with the usual Blowfly porno sense of humor! The backing is great – and nearly every cut has a strong funk or soul groove behind it – with the music really integrated into the performance, and not just layered in underneath the monologue. Great stuff – with a Zodiac humping cover to boot! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and some light staining along the top.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsMan & His Music ... CD
B-Boy, 1987. Used .... $5.99
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 tracks in all: "Advance", "D Nice Rocks The House", "Red Alert (Criminal Minded)", 'Doc Mix (Criminal Minded)", "Super Hoe #4", "Word From Our Sponsor #8", "BDP Medley #5", "Poetry" (#s 1, 2 & 3)" and lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsMan & His Music ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1988. New Copy 2LP .... $13.99 19.98
The classic Scott La Rock tribute album – with BDP classics and remixes – originally issued as a 2LP set that was put together following the South Bronx-repping hip hop pioneer's shooting death. Alternate versions, remixes and BDP medley's from their most classic late 80s period. 15 tracks in all. Includes "Advance", "D Nice Rocks The House", "Red Alert (Criminal Minded)", 'Doc Mix (Criminal Minded)", "Super Hoe #4", "Word From Our Sponsor #8", "BDP Medley #5", "Poetry" (#s 1, 2 & 3)" and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Booker T & The MGsGreen Onions ... LP
Stax, 1962. Very Good- .... $19.99
A legendary album of Memphis soul – and a full length set that helped redefine the sound of instrumental music in the 60s! The record's a monumental follow-up to Booker T & The MGs' huge hit single "Green Onions" – an extremely seductive organ-based instrumental that the band cooked up while just messing around in the studio – and it's filled with other organ-heavy grooves played by this tight Memphis quartet – a group who were just starting out at this point, but already had a sound that's unlike anyone else! The work of Booker T is especially nice – Hammond with a bit more punch than other combos of this nature – backed by some wicked guitar from Steve Cropper, bass from Lewis Steinberg, and drums from Al Jackson. The set features a nice mix of covers and original tunes – with titles that include "Green Onions", "I Got A Woman", "Twist & Shout", "Lonely Avenue", "Comin Home Baby", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", and "Rinky Dink". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – heavy, and nice and clean overall. Cover looks great on front, and vinyl has just a few short clicks, but is otherwise nice.)

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New Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy .... $5.99
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Frederick Burr OpperHappy Hooligan – The Original Born Loser (hardcover) ... Book
NBM, 1900s/Early 10s/2008. New Copy .... $6.99 24.95
Beautiful reproductions of vintage Happy Hooligan strips from the start of the 20th Century – some of the first and best newspaper comic work, all presented here in full color! The book features almost 100 strips that each follow the six-panel style used by Frederick Opper – and in addition to a manic visual style, they also offer a surprising insight into class conflict and public space in urban scenes in the early part of the century. The book begins with some biographical information on Opper and the strip – then rolls into some nice oversized horizontal pages that really preserve the smaller details in the drawings and text. 110 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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Lori BurtonBreakout ... CD
Mercury/Rev-Ola (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $6.99
A lost girl group classic from Lori Burton – of the sort that was enough to make Phil Spector quake in his boots! Lori first came to fame with the classic "Nightmare", issued under the name of her group The Whyte Boots, and done in a Shangri-Las-like style that mixed equal parts drama with pop. This soaring set followed that one – and has Burton writing and producing all the material with partner Pam Sawyer, and getting a nice bit of Mercury polish on the arrangements from Leroy Glover. And while the core sound is clearly a twist on the girl group sound of the 60s, there's also a sense of deepening maturity here – with echoes of Dusty Springfield, and some of the more adult-leaning singers of the time. But what really gets us here is the overall sound of the set – as the instrumentation is often echoing out in "wall of sound" madness, but deviates a lot from Spector's initial approach. We're not sure if it's Burton, Sawyer, or Glover we've got to thank for this – but there's some tremendous touches here that make the album a sonic delight throughout! CD features the original Whyte Boots recording of "Nightmare", plus "Gotta Make You Love Me", "Since I Lost Your Lovin", "Love Was", "There Is No Way", "Bye Bye Charlie", "Let No One Come Between Us", and "Gotta Get Over You". CD

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing ... LP
Atco/Karen, 1966. Very Good .... $24.99
An obvious follow-up to their big hit "Cool Jerk", but a great album of raw soulful tracks that puts this Detroit group right up there with the best of the 60s up-tempo harmony groups! Apart from the nice original title cut, the record's also got a number of other great tracks like "It's Googaloo Time", "Tired Running From You", "I Got To Handle It", and "I Feel Alright". There's a few other Atlantic soul covers, but since the great Ollie McLaughlin produced the session in Detroit, the album's got a much more exciting feel than a lot of other Atlantic soul albums from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! Cover has wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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John CarpenterAssault On Precinct 13 ... CD
Record Makers/Death Waltz (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
A super-dope electronic classic – John Carpenter's original soundtrack for his 1976 film Assault On Precinct 13! The main theme of the film is tremendous – early, raw electronic drums and bass – all moving in a slow, spacey, heavy funk sort of style – with nice noisy touches on the fringes, and an overall approach that's as thrilling as the film. The other tracks follow with a similar approach – using some really spare electric drums to set the pace, then filling in the rhythms with sinister bits on keys, bass, and added percussion. The whole thing's a pre-hip hop, pre-electro masterpiece – with a sound that's almost more mindblowing today than it was back in the 70s! Titles include "Street Thunder", "Main Title", "Napoleon Wilson", "Energy Stop", "Wrong Flavour", "Well's Flight", "Walking Out", and "Second Wave". CD

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordMosaic Select – The Complete Revelation Sessions (Revelation/Secrets/unreleased material) (3CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Revelation, 1969/1971/1972/1979. New Copy 3CD .... $44.99
An amazing collection of music – some of the hippest jazz to ever come out of the west coast scene, and a legendary pairing of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and saxophonist John Carter! Both players have really gone onto leave their mark in later years – but honestly, they almost reached the peak of their powers with these incredible early recordings – beautifully bracing modern jazz, of a sort that somewhat follows an Ornette Coleman lineage, but which also opens up into the new spirituality that was hitting the LA scene in the post-Coltrane years – almost a bridge between the Coleman/Dolphy generation, and the later Nimbus scene that would rise in the west! The music here is stark, simple, and quite organic – yet has an energy that's all its own – an amazing progression of rhythms and horn sounds, wrapped together beautifully through a killer set of original compositions. Carter plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute; Bradford is on trumpet, and rhythm players include Nate Morgan and Bill Henderson on piano, Henry Franklin and Louis Spears on bass, and Bruz Freeman and Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums. The set brings together material originally issued on the Seeking and Secrets albums for the Revelation label – but then also features lots more previously unreleased tracks – making the set more than 50% new material! Most titles are of the 1969/Early 70s vintage of the Revelation albums – but the set also features some beautiful 1979 duets between Carter and Bradford, with no other instrumentation at all. 22 tracks in all – and an instant treasure! CD

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Alvin Cash & The RegistersTwine Time ... LP
Mar V Lus, 1965. Sealed .... $18.99
The classic album of short funky Chicago soul dance tracks, recorded for Mar V Lus as the follow-up to Alvin's huge "Twine Time" single. Most of the cuts on here have the same sort of groove, and most of them were written by either Andre Williams or Monk Higgins, with the kind of hard soul approach they were taking at the time with Chicago soul. Tracks include "Burn Just A Hair", "Do It One More Time", "Barracuda", "Hawk Eye", and "Bump". A potentially great record that's marred only by the rough recording quality of the Mar V Lus studios – every copy we've come across has sounded somewhat distorted and dirty, regardless of how clean the vinyl is . LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $22.99
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and groovy little tracks – tunes that bounce around with that majestic Chi-soul style of the late 60s, all produced to perfection by the great Carl Davis! The sound is sublime – a pulling together of so many different strands into one bold, proud sound – sophisticated yet soulful, and with a rhythmic component that really sets the album apart from the pack. And even when Gene's singing tunes that you may know from other singers' hits, he does a tremendous job of transforming them – recasting them into his more mature groove, and managing to funky them up in ways we wouldn't expect! Evidence to this is the album's great version of James Brown's "There Was A Time" – which is followed by loads of other great cuts, including "Cowboys To Girls", "Fooling Around", "Pit Of Loneliness", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Laughter To Tears". CD features lots of bonus tracks too, all duets with Barbara Acklin – including "Love Won't Start", "From The Teacher To The Preacher", "Show Me The Way To Go", "Anywhere But Nowhere", "Little Green Apples", and "Will I Find Love" CD

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Neneh CherryBlank Project ... CD
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2014. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Some of the most striking work we've heard from Neneh Cherry in years – and a great follow-up to her previous project with The Thing! This set has Neneh working with producer Kieran Hebden – who returns Cherry to the offbeat, arty sound of her early years on the British scene – particularly her excellent work with Rip Rig & Panic! As with that period, the rhythms here are key – but are also rhythms that really veer from the usual – odd basslines and beats that provide a jagged bottom underneath Cherry's soulfully flowing vocals – a sense of counterpoint that really gives the album a lot of power. Titles include "Naked", "Spit Three Times", "Blank Project", "Cynical", "422", "Out Of The Black", "Dossier", and "Everything". CD

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Chill Rob GPower (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Wild Pitch, 1990. Near Mint- (reissue).... $5.99
Number three in the Wild Pitch "When MC's had skills" series. Chill Rob's biggest hit with more of a dancefloor sound than his other records. We don't remember all the details, but right after this one came out a whole bunch of groups, including Snap, used the exact same beat and even copied the lyrics, legal battles followed, etc. In any case, we'll stick with Chill Rob's version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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