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New Piero UmilianiAgente X1-7 Operazione Oceano ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally wonderful spy soundtrack work from Piero Umiliani – done in his best groovy style of the 60s, with a brilliant mix of jazz and mod elements throughout! Umiliani's extrapolating from the more famous spy sounds of Bond and Barry, and takes things very strongly into his own territory with a blend of light woodwinds, moody Hammond, snapping snare, and a bit of strings as well – interwoven with a really fresh feel that includes a bit of the bossa styles you'd hear in other Italian work of the time! Given the obscurity of the film, the soundtrack's a great discovery – and steps out boldly here on this set of 21 tracks from the movie. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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New Marcos e Sergio Paulo Valle with AzymuthO Fabuloso Fittipaldi – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally rare gem from Marcos Valle – and one of his most unusual recordings! The album is from the soundtrack from a film about the famous Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi – and the tracks are a very unusual mix of music by Valle with some spoken passages that might be interviews from the film. You may recognize the theme "Fittipaldi Show", as it's a wonderful groover played by Azymuth that's shown up in a number of comps over the years – and most of the rest of the tracks are played by Azymuth, too – and they have an incredible sound that's very different than the group's later work, and which sounds a lot more like Valle's work from the time. The sound is spacious and soaring, but with lots of jazzy and groovy elements – and titles include "Vinheta I", "Fittipaldi Show", "Vitoria", "Rindt", and "Acidente". CD

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New Yays & NaysYays & Nays ... LP
Groovie, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy sounds from this sunny 60s group – a sextet that features three girl singers and three guys – coming together in harmonies evolved from the folk pop generation, with plenty of sunshine modes in the mix! The record's nicely less polished than similar efforts on bigger labels – both in the production, and in the choice of material – which gives these guys a lot more depth than artists like We Five or Love Generation – and which makes for some slightly trippy moments at times too, especially when the echo goes up alongside the guitars! Titles include "Nature Is My Mother", "Gotta Keep Traveling", "It's What Happen Baby", "Let It All Hang Out", "On Stage Revelations", "Easy Woman", and "Some Do Some Don't". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Yays & Nays ... CD 5.99

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New Susannah YoungSweetest Sounds ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy work from British singer Susannah Young – set to backings by Peter Knight, on tracks that include "The Sweetest Sounds", "Lazy Afternoon", "Through A Long & Sleepless Night", and "Witchcraft". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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New VariousNew Rubble Vol 6 – Painting The Time ... CD
Past & Present (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Psychedelic rarities from the UK scene of the late 60s & early 70s – groovy obscurities from with both fuzzed out and driving guitars, spacey organ drones, and thundering drums – with the rough edges working as a great counterfoil to some groovy harmony and wailing lead vocals. Nice stuff from Aphrodite's Child, The Twilights, The Young Lions, and many more – none of it too far out, and most with a melodic tendencies that could have broken the bands out big with of the fates had intended it – but it still sounds great! Titles include "Cathy Come Home" by The Twilights, "Fool From Upper Eden" by Andy Ellison, "Girl On The Shore" by Abel Fletcher, "Magic Mirror" by Aphrodite's Child, "A Man With A Mission" by Young Lions, "Painting The Time" by Bystanders, "Hold On" by Chris Andrews, "Speak To Me Clarissa" by Alan Trajan and more. CD

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New VariousWell Hung – Funk Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of funky work from Communist Hungary – music that's really making us change our opinion about the Cold War! Back in the day, we used to think the Iron Curtain was in place to keep out Western forces – but now we know it was there to keep in groovy music like this – secret underground grooves that explode with the power of a thousand ICBMs! The core style here is mostly rock, but the groups bring in plenty of funk too – heavy drums, rumbling bass, and fuzzy guitar that really make these cuts groove nicely – in ways that are similar to some of the more proggish fusion that's been compiled from the Eastern European scene of the 70s, but usually in a more tuneful, lyric-oriented way. And while you can't understand most of the words in the songs, that's nothing to worry about at all – because these cuts are all musical gems through and through, and the lack of meaning in the lyrics only makes the vocals come through as one more instrument in the array of funky sounds. The package comes with full, amazingly detailed notes on the tunes – and the set features 20 tracks that include "Nem Biztos Semmi" and "Add Mar Uram Az Esot" by Kati Kovacs, "Egy Lany Nem Ment Haza" by Omega Redstar, "Vegallomas" by Hungaria, "Mondj Egy Meset" by Piramis, "Kergeskezu Favagok" by Locomitiv GT, "A Bolond Lany" by Illes, "Kivanj Te Is Nekem Szep Jo Ejszakat" by Meteor & Demjen Ferenc, "Hetkoznapi Balladak" by Bergendy, "Szevasz Haver" by Skorpio, and "Kinai Fal" by Nemenyi Bela & Atlantis. CD

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New AlzoLooking For You/Takin' So Long ... CD
Bell/Beatball (Korea), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 great records from singer/songwriter Alzo – an artist who's probably best known for his late 60s Mercury album as Alzo & Udine, but one who sounds equally great on his own! The first half of CD features the Bell album Alzo – a really unique little record that's soulful, folksy, and with a slight jazzy tinge at times! This solo album has a bit of a different flavor than Alzo's work with Udine, but the singing and instrumentation have a lot of nice jazzy changes – and the whole thing skips along with the same earthy, personal feel that made the earlier album so great. The whole thing's sort of in between Colin Blunstone and Nick Drake, but with a bit more of a soulful vibe – and an ultra-hip mix of styles that makes us wonder why Alzo wasn't hailed as the hippest thing going at the time. Bob (Multiplication Rock) Dorough arranged and produced, with a very groovy style – and tracks include "Country", "That's Alright", "Without You Girl", "Some People", "Lookin' For You", and "You Know Me, I Know You". Takin So Long is a a lost album from Alzo – tracks from sessions that Alzo recorded with arranger/producer Bob Dorough (who cut some of his own great work at the time) – done in an amazing style that blends together soulful vocals, folksy touches, and a sunshiney approach to the material that's really unique! All tracks are originals, and done with a brightly positive spirit that's held up tremendously well over the years – and which is perhaps almost even more compelling as a link between the turbulent times at the end of the 60s, and the troubling era we're faced with in the 21st century. Instrumentation is by a small group that includes Dorough, Jerry Dodgion, and Stuart Scharf – and titles include "Sweet Winds", "Come On Come On", "You Might Never Know", "Wouldn't You Love To Be There", "Can't Play A Part Of Me", "Takin So Long", and "Lead You By The Hand". CD features the bonus track "I Want You To Be A Part Of Me". CD

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New Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Suave/Round & Round ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet steel band sounds from Bacao Rhythm & Steel – a contemporary combo, but one who recall the best 70s years of the steel funk scene! "Bacao Suave" begins with a heavy bassline leading the drums – then rolls into a sweet steel passage that's as groovy as it is melodic – then topped by some nice horns too! "Round & Round" is harder and funkier – with a damn wicked drum break that sets the tune up beautifully right from the start! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Conjunto 3DMuito Na Onda ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groovy little group from Brazil – arranged and conducted by Antonio Adolfo! The group's got a really wonderful sound that's part bossa nova, part French 60s pop, and very much in the style of work by Marcos Valle from the late 60s! There's a female lead vocalist who sounds a lot like Valle's old vocal compatriot Anamaria, and most tracks have her singing next to a deeper-voiced male singer – making for a really cool mix of vocals that sounds great next to the album's jazzy small combo instrumentation. There's lots of scatting in the vocals, and tracks are a good mix of Brazilian tunes and global pop standards – with titles that include "Roda", "Partruira Samba", "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "See You In September", "Noite Dose Mascarados", "Canto Ou Fuga", and "Watermelon Man". CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Caminhada" and "Reirante". CD

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New Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedSounds Of Sound Limited (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer funky group from early 70s Japan – a slightly large ensemble, but one with some really heavy drums at the bottom – plus some great use of organ and electric guitar! There's a tight brace of horns at the top – flute, tenor, trumpets, and trombone – but the rhythms are what really drive the record, and give the whole thing a sometimes-funky, always-groovy quality that never lets up! The mode is almost soundtrack funk at times – jazz, but filled with some rich colors and expansive tones too – and there's a sophistication here that really rewards repeated listenings, but never gets in the way of the groovier moments too. Titles include "Theme Mustache", "Tak's Tune", "Joint", "Monster", "Lullaby For Yuh", and "Scotland Scene". CD

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New Milt JacksonMemphis Jackson ... LP
Impulse, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever from the legendary Milt Jackson – an upbeat, almost funky set of soul jazz tracks – played with some great grooves on the bottom! Those trademark Jackson vibes are firmly in place, but the setting is quite different from the staid sounds of the MJQ – more in the soulful swinging sound of late 60s Verve and Impulse, with lots of mod elements thrown in for good measure! Backing is by the Ray Brown big band, who give Milt a nice fat bottom to groove on – and the whole thing's very groovy, with titles that include "Braddock Breakdown", "Uh Huh", "Sound For Sore Ears", and "Queen Mother Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New King FamilyChristmas With The King Family (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm 60s television sounds from The King Family – that copious collection of singers that features the core King Sisters at the start, then expands to include their kids and most of their other relatives as well! These are the kind of tracks that really take us back to the kind of TV specials that used to warm our hearth during the Holiday season – the kind of unabashedly sentimental renderings of Christmas tunes both secular and spiritual, which always made us feel all warm and safe inside – set to full orchestrations that must have been something massive to pull off in the space of a television studio! As with other King Family albums, there's a nice variety to the vocals here – mixing full group numbers with smaller ones and some solo moments – on tracks that include "White Christmas", "Caroling Caroling/Come Dear Children", "Some Children See Him", "What Child Is This", "The Holiday Of Love", and "Hear The Sledges With The Bells". CD also features a huge amount of bonus tracks – many even groovier than the main album cuts – titles that include "Sleigh Ride", "Children Go Where I Send Thee", "The Christmas Song/The Christmas Waltz", "The Holiday Of Love", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "A Soalin/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and a medley of "Twas The Night Before Christmas/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" – totally groovy, mod, and worth the price of the CD alone! CD
Also available Christmas With The King Family (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Piero PiccioniColpo Rovente (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
GDM/Beatball (Korea), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the first great soundtracks we ever heard from Piero Piccioni – and still one of the best! Colpo Rovente has this really special sort of sound – jazzy, but not really jazz – bassy, but not really funky – and often done with spare, stark sounds – but never in a way that's too atonal or horror-based either! Piccioni brought a really special sort of genius to the record – a way of using each instrument with a very unusual sound or tuning – and isolating each element in just the right way, but with a different style than that used by Morricone at the time. Some tracks get nice and groovy, but lots more hang back in a style that's almost pensive – and titles include "Kintabu", "Blackflower", "Colpo Rovente", "Easy Dreamer", "Chinatown Drugs", and "LSD". CD features 12 bonus tracks – all unreleased alternates! CD

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New Gene RainsFar Away Lands – The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains ... CD
Real Gone/Decca, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet anthology of the late 50s and early 60s exotica groovers Gene Rains recorded for Decca! As a group leader, he's got the sunny exotic island vibe down pat – even if he doesn't get the kind genre esteem as his more famous contemporaries Les Baxter and Martin Denny! The instrumentation has a bit more of smaller combo vibe that some the more orchestra exotica – making really nice use of vibes, piano and and lots of cool percussion. There's some occasional groovy thematic effects – crashing wave sounds, distant vocal chants and more – but nothing cliched, and not too heavy-handed. 19 tracks in all: "Hana Maui", "Harbor Lights", "Africa", "Jungle Drums", "Songs Of Delilah", "Mapuana", "Lonely Winter", "Flamingo", "Jasmine And Jade", "Bangcock Cockfight", "Strange Cargo", "Sayonara", "Lotus Land" and more. CD

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New Clark Terry & Chico O'FarrillSpanish Rice ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts – letting Terry solo over the top with sweet trumpety licks, while Chico sets up a crack ensemble that features lots of horns, Latin percussion, and some tasty guitar! The mix of modes is plenty nice – not authentically Latin, but extremely groovy – and titles include "Joonji", "Que Sera", "Tin Tin Deo", "Spanish Rice", "Angelitos Negros", and "Happiness Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. 2 bonus tracks – we THINK from the original Japanese releases: "Yes, Nos Temos Banana" and "Ai De Mim, Copacabana". CD

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New VariousAquarius Rock – The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-Loy ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent! You're probably familiar with the Aquarius Dub set, an early, early dub LP, featuring some great rockers from Herman Chin Loy and Augustus Pablo – this groovy set from Pressure Sounds collects many of the vocal, dee jay and instrumental tracks that those rhythms laid the base for! 2 dozen bouncing numbers from the Scorpio and Aquarius imprints, with Chin Loy's rippling offbeat approach to production and top flight chats, scats and voicing from some of Kingston's finest, including Augustus Pablo & Herman "Aquarius Rock" and "Iggy Iggy", 2 versions of Alton Ellis' "Alton's Official Daughter", The Aquarians "Funky Aquarius", Sounds Unlimited "Roadrunner" and "Middle East Skank", Archie McKay "Pick Up The Pieces", Leroy Parker "Groove With It", Beres Hammond "No More War" plus its version by Herman, Dennis Alcapone "Return Of Sabata", James Eastwood "Darkest Night", Charlie Boy "Funky Strip", The Teacher "Soul Vibration", Dennis Brown "Song My Mother Used To Sing", Herman "Aquarius Dub", "River Nile Version", "Sabata" and "I Man" and Augustus Pablo "The Red Sea", "Snowball & Pudding", "Song Of The East" and "East Of The River Nile". CD
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New VariousHo! Roady Music From Vietnam ... CD
Trikont (Germany), Late 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real oddball collection of Southeast Asian sounds and grooves. We couldn't even begin to lay claim to any kind of understanding of ethnomusicology, and most of the notes to this compilation are auf Deutsch (in German), but as near as we can tell, this music was recorded in Vietnam in the late 90s, and for the most part, represents a sort of populist street musician fare that exists largely because of the political and cultural forces at work in contemporary Vietnam. Listening to this disc from top to bottom is a bit of a schizophrenic affair, in the best possible way though, with a truly unique and groovy vision throughout, melding Eastern tones with Western influences. 21 tracks in all, from wigged out versions of "Riders In The Sky" to original numbers like "VC's Blues" and "Barbecue-songs". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousNicola Conte Presents Viagem 5 – Lost Bossa & Samba Jazz Classics From The Swinging Brazilian 60s (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sunny samba jazz, breezy bossa and all around wonderful rare grooves from Brazil – treasures from the heart of the 60s, compiled by Italian jazz guru Nicola Conte! Conte is not only one of the most affectionately groovy jazz players on the contemporary global landscape, he's also a selector with impeccable taste. Just on the basis of the Viagem series, the man would get our nomination for sainthood. This is the fifth time he's drawn from his deep well of rare 60s records from Brazil, and it keeps getting better and better. The tunes are rooted in a small combo jazzy vibe, most with easygoing MPB vocals. It's the love of jazz-centric, but still profoundly Brazilian sounds that makes the Viagem series stand out so strongly. 10" LP pressing features ten tracks in all – and titles include "Crepusculo" by Jazz 4, "Onda Quebrando" by Neyde Fraga, "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" by Breno Sauer, "Se Voce Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear" by Elizabeth Viana, "Olhou Pra Mim" by Dr Severino & Conjunto Subverson, "Babalao" by Nelsinho & Os Ipanemas, "Ye Mele" by Papudinho, and "Matando A Miseria A Pau" by Edith Vega. LP, Vinyl record album
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New John BerberianOud Artistry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you'd guess from the title, Berberian's instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed Abdul-Malik's jazz experiments of the early 60s, used here by John in styles that are much more in keeping with its Middle Eastern roots. The rhythms draw from Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic inspiration – and other instruments on the record include finger cymbals, clarinet, bongos, guitar, and assorted percussion. Most number features vocals sung in a haunting sort of tone – and tunes include "Rast Taksim", "Yarus", "Sevasda", "Savgulum", "Sevan 5/4", and "Azziza". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Francesco De MasiSartana Non Perdona ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great late 60s western score from Italian composer Francesco De Masi – hitting on all of favored sounds to accompany the best Italian made westerns of the era – rustic solo guitar, string-tightened tension, both lonely and densely orchestrated horns, and swaggery mood to spare! Excellent work that hits all the right notes – and it's got a groovy vocal opener, to boot! This CD marks the first ever release of the complete score, mastered from the original mono tapes. "Maybe Somwhere, Maybe Someday", plus "Non Potro Domenticare", "Sogni Ed Ombre Nell'Incubo", "La Pista Nella Sabbia", "Ecce Homo", "Triste E Sospeso", "Un Giorno Ti Pentirai", "Passagio Ne Nistero" and many more. CD

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New Les & Larry ElgartGirl Watchers/Wonderful World Of Today's Hits ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of surprisingly sweet albums from the Elgart brothers – back to back on a single CD! Girl Watchers is maybe the grooviest album ever from the team of Les & Larry Elgart – as you can probably guess from the title! The set's awash in groovy tunes from the late 60s – not just the fab title cut, but a host of other sweet numbers that are given an inventive new take on the Elgart horn style! The style is pretty great – kind of a 60s update of older big band modes – lean at points, full at others – and given some sweet Bobby Scott arrangements on some of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Music To Watch Girls By", "That's Life", "The Spy With A Cold Nose", "Girl Watchers", and "Girl Talk". Wonderful World Of Today's Hits is way more than you'd guess from the title – as the arrangements are by Bobby Scott, and have this sweet mix of jazz and 60s mod – often worked in ways that really reboot familiar numbers of the time – with that soulful undercurrent that makes Bobby's own music so great. Teo Macero produced, and really knows how to bring out the best shimmering sounds in the horns – and titles include "The Bobo", "Torino", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "Spanish Eyes", "To Sir With Love", and a wild take on "Ode To Billie Joe", with some surprisingly fuzzy guitar! CD

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New Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". CD
Also available Complete LHI Recordings (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 18.99

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New Mucca PazzaSafety Fifth ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from one of our city's greatest groups of the past decade – the mighty Mucca Pazza, a darn funky band who are heavy on horns, but move with an incredibly lean groove! The label describes the group as "the marching band that thinks it's a rock band" – but we've always found these guys to be even more playful than that – not rock, but kind of a multi-instrumental "happening" – especially when they crop up at street performances – which are always as visually stimulating as they are musically groovy! This full album represents the group even better than we might have imagined – with a great focus on the harder-romping sound of their music. Titles include "Sexy Bull", "Marcia Anormale", "Boss Taurus", "Monster Tango", "Rabbits & Trees", "Last Days", "Sunday Showing (part 1)", and "Coolashell". CD

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New Janko NilovicSoul Impressions ... CD
Vadim (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice horn fills. About half the tracks on the album benefit from this sort of approach – kind of across between blacksploitation soundtrack scoring and the tighter instrumental moods of work by The Duke of Burlington. The other half is more in Janko's usual bag – nicely groovy jazz numbers, some with a slinky 70s edge! Titles include "Hippocampus", "Open Country", "Crazy Enterprise", "Drug Song", "Soul Impressions", "Man Of Genius", "Push Push", and "Family Tree". CD

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New Three SoundsColdwater Flat ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant pairing of the Three Sounds trio with the larger arrangements of reedman Oliver Nelson – easily one of the most soulful bandleaders of the 60s, and a talent who really helps open up the trio's groove! The piano of Gene Harris is nice and sharp – played with a soulful sock on both sides of the keyboard – and soaring out over these full charts from Nelson that really sparkle with great touches from players like Plas Johnson on tenor, Lou Blackburn on trombone, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and both Anthony Ortega and Frank Strozier on alto. The record's really one of our favorites by this great Blue Note group – and is a perfect bridge between their early trio sides and their later funky records! Titles include "Last Train To Clarksville", "Do Do Do", "Star Trek", "Lonely Bottles", "Grass Is Greener", and the groovy "Coldwater Flat". CD
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New Bo-Keys with Percy WigginsI Need More Than One Lifetime/The Good, The Bad, The Ugly ... 7-inch
Electraphonic, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Memphis soul legend Percy Wiggins sounds mighty great here working with the Bo-Keys – those wonderfully crackly vocals we loved on his vintage work on singles – set here to some tighter, funkier instrumentation overall! The group get their own time in the spotlight on the flipside – on a mighty groovy version of Ennio Morricone's western classic! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more sophisticated territory that you'd hear on Laws albums in the 70s – that wonderful tone, and great sense of space. Chick Corea handled the arrangements, and comes up with some really groovy sounds – and the album includes the tune "No More", with vocals by Melba Moore – plus "Windows", "Shades of Light", "If You Knew", and "Please Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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New Birgit LystagerReady To Meet You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A mid 60s set from Birgit Lystager – the Danish beauty and groovy sunshine pop singer – on a set of tunes here that are nearly as alluring as the album cover! There's a touch of the grand, yet artfully sweeping arrangements of here later work, but there's something of a more intimate approach on some numbers. Beautiful stuff, and 60s sounds that should have been better known around the world! Titles include "I'm Waiting For A Bus", "Fingertips", "You Call This A Merry-Go-Round", "Ready To Meet You", "Choosing Words", "I'm Nothing But A Girl" and more. CD
(Comes in a great, glossy gatefold style sleeve!)

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New Johnny Mann SingersSixties Mann ... CD
El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime vocal chorus work from 60s arranger Johnny Mann – leader of the Johnny Mann Singers, a group who took the hokier sounds of earlier eras and gave them a nice Sunshiney twist! Mann's format here is one used by The Ray Charles Singers and a variety of other successful male/female pop vocal ensembles of earlier years – but the overall feel of the set is much more mod and 60s swinging, not just in the choice of songs (which is great), but also in the nicely punctuated backings, which help take the once-sleepy style into a livelier mode that's got plenty of groovy appeal! CD features 23 tracks pulled from Johnny's late 60s Liberty recordings – including "Mrs Robinson", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Call Me", "Snow", "To Sir With Love", "Up Up & Away", "Cherish", "Windy", "What The World Needs Now", "Taste Of Honey", and "The Worst That Could Happen". CD

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New Paul MauriatMore Mauriat/Prestige De Paris ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy sets from Paul Mauriat – both recorded in the magic year of 1966! More Mauriat really has Paul opening up with some hipper 60s sounds than usual – taking on a whole bunch of American pop tunes of the time, and retuning a French orchestral approach towards leaner, meaner modes – almost a soulful strings sort of vibe at times – although at others, definitely scored by Mauriat with the kind of French soundtrack styles we love in his music – especially in his great use of electric harpsichord on many of the tunes! Titles include "Bang Bang", "Black Is Black", "Sunny", "Guantanamera", "Lara's Theme", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". Prestige De Paris returns Mauriat to the songs of his homeland – classic French tunes from the more romantic previous generation – often done here with full strings and a relatively florid approach that's a bit different than some or Paul's worldwide hits. Titles include "Sous Le Ponts De Paris", "La Mer", "Moulin Rouge", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "La Seine", and "Fascination". CD

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New Moby GrapeGrape Jam ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Moby Grape's self-conscious, but hardly less groovy late 60s excursion into loose, free form and largely instrumental psychedelia – the sweet and therefore appropriately titled Grape Jam! GJ is really a world away from their earlier rock regalia – with superstar special guests Al "How Does It Feel" Cooper and Mike Bloomfield brought in the flesh out the open-ended sounds. The sounds roll from walloping instrumental rock, to bluesier jams, to some driving nearly funky bits! Titles include "Never", "Boysenberry Jam", "Black Currant Jam", "Marmalade" and "The Lake". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a worn corner.)

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New Peter ThomasVan De Velde – Die Vollkommene Ehe/Das Leben Zu Zweit ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sensual soundtracks from German maestro Peter Thomas – very groovy music recorded for two sex-ed films of the late 60s! The sounds here are every bit as wonderful as those we've come to love in Thomas crime and sci-fi scoring – lots of cool 60s instrumentation on keyboards, funky drums, guitar, and horns – mixed up with odd production effects, weird vocal bits, and larger orchestrations that never get in the way of the core grooves – yet really help take things to the next level! This material is a really under-discovered side of Thomas' career – but stands equally well next to his better-known gems – and given that the sexy films are titled The Perfect Marriage and Every Night Of The Week, you can bet there's plenty of slinky bedroom action going on in the grooves. The package is beautiful – with full color images, and notes in English and German – and the CD features 24 tracks in all, with titles that include "Love Maker", "Big Love", "Teach Me Teacher", "The Grand Day", "Hurdy Gurdy", "The World's History", "Cin Cin Mon Marie", "First First Love", "The Marriage", "Coitude Melanchodelic", "Shaker", "Playboy", and "Gisela's Seduction". CD

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New Bob ThompsonSound Of Speed ... LP
Dot, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy orchestral sweep spiked with actual vehicular soundsgroovy, groovy sounds from San Francisco reared arranger Bob Thompson – his rare early easy listening conceptual gem Sound Of Speed cut outside after a few gems for RCA at the dawn of the 60s! RCA/Victor released some late 50s/early 60s Thompson efforts full of HiFi orchestral grooves, and this one, recorded in Italy by the Orchestra dei Concerti de Rom while Thompson was on temporary leave from RCA, buzzes along with a cheekier, groovier charm thanks to the transport theme – with soaring numbers dedicated to and including the sounds of diesel trains, motor scooters, ocean liners, jet planes, speed boats, roadsters and streetcars. Titles include "Super Chief", "Midnight Sailing", "La Vespa", "Three Wheeler Waltz", "Star Fire", "Surrey Serenade", "Early-Bird Whirly-Bird" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The book is a painstakingly researched collection – and this soundtrack is just as carefully put together – with a great range of styles – heavily steeped in freaky funk, upbeat boogie, acid folk, offbeat psych, and trippy jazz! The range of sounds is really wonderful – with a feel that's somewhere between a Trunk Records or Finders Keepers compilation – and titles include "Intro (Excerpt)" by The Muzzy Band, "Spacing Out" by The Invaders, Diska Limba Man" by Medico Doktor Vibes, "Music Slave" by Jade, "White Panther" by Arcesia, "Never Come Back" by Boa, "ESP Switch" by Michael Farneti, "6.4 = Makeout" by Gary Wilson, "Just To Say Goodbye" by Russ Saul, "Cadillac Woman" by Stephen David Heitkotter, "Piledriver" by Dennis The Fox, "Old Time Feeling" by Circuit Rider, and "666" by Ray Torske. CD
(A great 2CD package – like a mini-hardcover book like package – with 44 pages of notes and photos!)

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New VariousI Love Serge – Electronicagainsbourg ... CD
Pagan/Universal (France), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music with this tasty batch of remixes from some of Europe's best producers. Of course, ol' Serge is probably rolling over in his grave at the thought of the project – but from our end of things, the whole thing sounds pretty groovy! Titles include "La Bas C'est Natural" remixed by Faze Action, "Ballade De Melody Nelson" remixed by Howie B, "Bonnie & Clyde" remixed by Herbert, "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus" remixed by Dzihan & Kamien, "Requiem Pour Un Con" remixed by The Orb, "Marabout" remixed by Bob Sinclair, and "Lola Rastaquouere" remixed by Chateau Flight. CD

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

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New VariousZendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Iran – a wealth of wonderful grooves that show that there was plenty happening in that unique scene before the Ayatollah came in and clamped down on Western culture! Styles really intertwine nicely throughout – mixing funk with pop with psych, disco, and even some soundtracky styles that feel a bit Bollywood at points – all coming across with a really cool, groovy, and other-worldly sound that has us loving the whole thing all the way through! The folks at Guerssen have done a great job with the package – adding enough good notes and quality sound to ensure that this one's not just a knockoff – and instead features a great range of well-chosen tracks, put together beautifully. Titles include "Setareh" by Azita, "Aroos Khanom" by Amir Rassaie, "Zandooni" by Farzin, "Bi Vafa" by Kambiz, "Safar" by Hassan Shamaizadeh, "Ey Vatan Iran" by Emad Ram, "Ghebleh" by Nooshafarin, "Gholake Cheshat" by Simin Ghanem, and "Rahgozar" by Morteza. CD
 
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New MastersoundsSwinging With The Mastersounds ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Buddy and Monk Montgomery (Wes' brothers) play vibes and bass in this groovy instrumental combo that also includes Richie Crabtree on piano and Bennie Barth on drums. The tracks are nothing special, but they are nicely light and groovy, with some good vibes-heavy moments. Titles include "Golden Earrings", "There Is No Greater Love", and "West Coast Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover has a staple in one corner.)

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Jazz LiberatorzFruit Of The Past ... LP
Kif (France), 2000s. New Copy 2LP ... Early November, 2014 (delayed)
A timeless mix of jazzy beatcraft by the Jazz Liberatorz – from breezy, laidback soul jazz soundscapes to more of a funky boom bap on the more MC oriented tracks – with stellar roster of vocal guests including Aloe Blacc, Fat Lip, Wildchild, Mos Def and others! The French beatmaking trio of Madhi, Dusty & DJ Damage do a really impressive job of paying tribute to the past without getting bogged down in revivalism, and also bring a lot more of the soul jazz atmosphere into the sound, with lots of groovy keys in the mix. Fruits Of The Past features great stuff and remixed material from earlier 12"s and brand new stuff – and it's fresh all the way! Titles include "Music In My Mind" (Parts 1 & 2) "What's Real", "Dark Keys" feat M'Selem, "What's Next On The Menu", "Force Be With You", "It Was Only A Song", "My Style Is Fly", "Capture Your Mind", "That's Right", "Breathing Pleasure", "My Style Is Fly" (Dela rmx), "What's Next" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New BongolianBongos For Beatniks ... LP
Blow Up (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy funk with spacey and earthy touches from London's Bongolian! Bongolian is the longtime project of one man funk orchestra Nasser Bouzida –-also the frontman of fellow Blow Up funk combo Big Boss Man – pulling off a live band sound that's as rich and far-reaching as anyone in the UK funk scene over the past decade! He always deftly covers a lot of territory – organ & percussive funk, cosmic keys and wild rhythms of all kinds. On Bongos For Beatniks, Bongololian brings in some more globally flavored soundscapes – from Latin boogaloo and beyond, madly fused with a pulpy funk of all stripes. Bouzida plays all kinds of keys, bongos, drums, clavient, cowell, shakers, strings and occasionally sings – with help on trombone on a handful of numbers by Tom Brady and violin on one by Margaret Ellwood. 12 tracks on the LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Michel LegrandEva ... CD
Bella Casa (UK), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost soundtrack from Michel Legrand! The score is a lightly jazzy one, done for a film starring Jeanne Moreau and directed by Joseph Losey – and the music's a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time, and sweet little noirish feel. Titles include "Water Ski", "At The Bar", "Eva's Room", "Dumped Tivian", "One Morning In Roma", "Eva & Tivian", "The Wedding", and more, plus "Adam & Eve" – which is sung in a vocal version by the great Tony Middleton – and "Loveless Love", sung by "Billy Holiday"! CD

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New VariousBasic Principles Of Sound 3 – Music For The Modern Listener With A Brazilian Flavor ... CD
Soundsational (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The third volume in this very groovy series takes a distinct Brazilian turn – and opens up into a sparkling set of bossa jammers and hard jazzy numbers that are extremely well-selected for the set! Not all the tracks are Brazilian in origin, but they are all hard to find – and the groove's extremely solid throughout! Tracks include "Quo Vadis Samba" by Goykovic-Novacek, "Carcara" by Tempo Trio, "Tim Dom Dom" by Joao Donato, "Jangal" by Dom Um Romao, "Batucada Sergiu" by Luis Carlos Vinhas, "Grand Nite For Swinging" by Mary Lou Williams, "Consolacao" by Larry Willis, "Influencia Do Jazz" by Bossa Tres, "Mudei De Idea" by Osmar Milito, "Un Sabor Latino" by Ricardo Marrero, "Cobranca" by Carlos Penha, and "Tema Pro Lins" by Rosinha De Valencia. Lots more, too! CD
 
 
 



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