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New Shirley ScottSomething ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy groovy electric set from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that really kicks things up in the rhythm department, in a way ties the album as much to Atlantic Records soul of the 60s as it does to some of Scott's earlier work for Prestige! There's a great pulse at the bottom of the tunes – thanks to guitar work from Billy Butler and Eric Gale, and some sweet electric bass from Chuck Rainey – working here in the rhythm section with Jimmy Johnson on drums and Ralph MacDonald on congas. The combination of all these great players on one date really makes things cook – and Shirley's organ sounds groovier than ever – so much so, she also seems free to try out a few sounds here on piano and ondoline as well. Things take on a nicely trippy feel at times, and a funky groove at others – and titles include "I Want You Back", "Because", "Someday We'll Be Together", and "Can I Change My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, with some light stains on the back.)
Also available Something ... CD 14.99

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New Sounds Of TomorrowSounds Of Tomorrow (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moogy, groovy, and really wonderful stuff – a set of rare private recordings made by the team of Scott Ludwig and Maximillian Crook, both electric inventors and very groovy musicians in their own right! The pair have a bit of a connection to Del Shannon – who used their Musitron instrument on the chorus of his hit "Runaway" – and a few of these tracks were actually produced by Shannon himself, in later years away from pop fame. But over and above that brief connection to mainstream pop, this work more than stands out on its own – and crackles with a sound that's simple, yet intense – almost a 60s garage rock aesthetic applied to electronic instrumentation, with a result that's got the appeal of some of Bruce Haack's work, but none of the child-like themes. Ludwig's playing the Sonocon and Crook is on the Musitron – both instruments of their own invention, and with a fuzzed-up approach to analogue electronics – and the CD features a range of material from in-home recordings and a rare live date! Titles include "Beeswax", "Our Electronic Bag", "Space Child", "Hero", "Punk Walk", "Firefighter's Theme", "The Diamond", "Runaway", "Caravan", "Hawaiian Vibes", and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight". CD

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New Mel TormeSwingin' On The Moon ... LP
Verve, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy set of vocal tracks recorded by Mel during his years with Verve, and featuring some haunting arrangements by Russ Garcia. The title track – "Swingin' On The Moon" – is a goofy uptempo number of the sort that sometimes doesn't work, but which sounds very nice here, thanks to Mel's witty interpretation. The rest of the tracks, though, have a beautiful mellow spacey sound, as the Velvet Fog rolls in, and washes over the arrangements with vocals like "Moon Song", "No Moon At All", "The Moon Was Yellow", and "Moonlight Cocktail". Comes complete with a very cool cover that has a blonde model wearing a space helmet! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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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 Joe WilliamsJump For Joy ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Joe's best records of the 60s! Jump For Joy is a nicely relaxed and swinging studio session – with arrangement by Jimmy Jones and Oliver Nelson, two talents who again bring out the best in Joe – a groovy and soulful sound that's often not captured as easily on record. Titles on that one include "Sounds Of The Night", "My Last Affair", "Jump For Joy", "It's A Wonderful World", and "You Perfect Stranger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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New VariousAmiga A Go Go Vol 1 – Deutsch-Demokratische Rare Grooves ... CD
BMG (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set of funky tracks from East Germany! The iron curtain prevented most of these goodies from getting out to us in the Western World during the 70s – but thanks to the folks at BMG, and the recent reunification effort, this sparkling batch of grooves is finally available to the masses of the Free World! The set's a wonderful dip into a virtually unknown scene – one that was mixing up jazz, soul, electric orchestrations, and touches of groovy 60s sounds that remind us a bit of work on MPS or some of the recent Polish Jazz comps on Compost. Titles include "Hallo Carlos" by Modern Soul Band, "Derby" by Theo Schumann Combo, "Tentakel" by Orchester Walter Kubiczeck, "Finis" by Panta Rhei, "Philodendron" by Veronkia Fischer & Band, and "Lucretia McEvil" by Manfred Krug. Very groovy – and very fresh! CD has 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousGreatest Hits From Outer Space ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mad mix of space-age instrumentals, groovy vocal tunes, and lots lots more – and definitely one of the coolest compilations we've ever seen! The cover states that "a galaxy of stars goes where no other compilation has ever gone before" – and we can definitely agree with that claim, given the unique feel of the music, and the wonderful assortment of tracks in the set! The set list draws on many different genres – early rock, offbeat country, easy instrumentals, sound library gems, and lots more – all to bring together a startling array of sounds that's more than enough to send you into outer space on your own. Weird tracks are mixed nicely with tuneful numbers – so that there's a really great sense of discovery as the set rolls on – a vibe that's as well-chosen as some of Ace Records' Halloween compilations, but in a sci fi sort of mode. Titles include "Armstrong" by John Stewart, "Destination Moon" by The Ames Brothers, "Lunar Rhapsody" by Les Baxter, "Happy Blues For John Glenn" by Lightnin Hopkins, "Theme From Star Trek" by Leonard Nimoy, "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" by Bobby Womack, "Doctor Who" by BBC Radiophonic Workshop, "Visa To The Stars" by Jean Jacques Perry & Gershon Kingsley, "Rocket To The Moon" by Moon Mullican, "Forbidden Planet" by David Rose, "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon" by Themla Houston, and "Footprints On The Moon" by Johnny Harris. CD

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New VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from the American underground – all with a nice emphasis on the grooves and rhythms – in a way that you might have heard back at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon! The set's a great reminder that music can be progressive and groovy at the same time – and the whole thing's overflowing with righteous treasures. Vinyl version features some exclusive tracks not on the CD – "Safari" by Frank Walton, "Padali" by Chuck Flores, and "I See Chano Pozo" by Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters – plus "In Every Way" by Reverie, "Open Your Mind" by Southern Energy Ensemble, "Brotherhood" by Kamal Abdul Alim, and "Freedom Road" by The Pharoahs. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSound Gallery Vol 1 – 24 Musical Masterpieces ... CD
EMI/Scamp, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! This is the legendary compilation that spawned a generation of loungecore fantatics during the mid-90s – and it's an incredible batch of rare tracks that still sounds great today. Most of the material was pulled from the EMI Studio 2 series – featuring groovy and funky Brit easy tracks recorded with stunning sound at the legendary Abbey Road studios. The tracks have a nice mix of mod scoring and funky rhythms – and titles include "Oh Calcutta" by Dave Pell Singers, "Blarney's Stoned" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Music To Drive By" by Joe Loss, "Penthouse Suite" by Syd Dale, "The Detectives" by Alan Tew, "Jet Stream" by John Gregory, "Life Of Leisure" by Keith Mansfield, "Funky Fever" by Alan Morehouse, and "I Feel The Earth Move" by John Keating. 24 tracks in all – and the kind of groundbreaking compilation that never gets old! CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousStroboscopica Vol 3 – Jazzy Orchestral Latin Strobo Sounds From Cinematic 70s Filmworks ... LP
Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful grooves from lost Italian sources! Like the other two volumes in this series, this third entry in the Stroboscopia set is a must-have if you dig 60s Hammond organ groovers, 70s keyboard funk tracks, and any sort of tune that has a slightly offbeat edge. The set list features 20 tracks in all – all instrumentals with the kind of funky and groovy sound that you'd expect to find on jazz albums by more famous funk artists, but which are equally great in this nicely packaged compilation! Titles include "Carter", "Joy Bells", "The Taste Of Repeat", "Asfalto", "Smooth & Manly", "Supermarket", "A Little Sad", and "Malcontento Popolare" – and artists include Rino De Filippi, Giuliano Sorgini, Puccio Roelens, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Mirot Lash. One of the best sets on Plastic we've heard in years! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Crime Sound Orchestra (H Ackerman/H Thusek)Vampires Of Dartmoore/Science Fiction Dance Party Instrumentals ... LP
Disposable (UK), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stellar sampler of atmospheric psyche funk instrumental genius in the modern sound library Disposable Music subscription series – featuring instrumentals from Vampires Of Dartmore on one side credited to the Crime Sound Orchestra – and Ackermann/Thusek's Science Fiction Dance Party on the other! The Vampire side features the tripped out funky basslines, ominous yet groovy effects, heavy drums and pulp funk instrumental grooves straight from Dracula's cabinet! The Science Fiction Dance Party sounds like that and more – mad groovy funk rock sounds galore! Includes "Crime Sound" (#s 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 10) by Crime Sound Orchestra and "Science Fiction" (#s 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 10" by Ackerman/Thusek LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". CD

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New Astrud GilbertoSeptember 17, 1969 ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest records ever from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a session that beautifully mixes her usual bossa nova with bits of Sunshine Pop and other hip late 60s grooves – all in a mode that really takes off a lot more than other Gilberto albums on Verve! The style here is really wonderful – upbeat, soaring, and joyous on most of the best numbers – a real transformation of Astrud's usual groove, and a great departure from too familiar bossa nova material. The record's been a little bit lost to the shifting sands of time – possibly because it's not as iconic as it might be – but we totally love it, and really consider it one of Gilberto's best moments ever in the studio. Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni – and titles include a fantastic long jamming version of the track "Beginnings" that sounds completely different from the Chicago hit, and which is a stunning dancefloor groover! The album also includes an English version of "Canto De Osshana" called "Let's Go", plus a groovy uptempo version of the Bee Gee's "Holiday", and the great cut "Love Is Stronger Than We" from the soundtrack to A Man & A Woman. Other tracks include "Think Of Rain", "A Million Miles Away Behind The Door", "Don't Leave Me Baby", and "Summer Sweet (part 1, part 2 to be continued)". 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 Johnny Johnson & The BandwagonJohnny Johnson & The Bandwagon ... LP
Epic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent uptempo soul groover, and a lost gem from the late 60s soul years on Epic. Johnny and The Bandwagon have a very groovy psychedelic pop soul sound, with the kind of swingbeat that was very popular with the Beach Music scene in the Carolinas, but which still sounds pretty darn fresh today. This one and only album by the group is quite tough to find, but it's well worth searching out, especially since we don't know of anything by them that's been reissued legitimately. Titles include "Are You Ready For This", "You", "Girl From Harlem", "I Ain't Lyin", and their big hit "Breakin Down The Walls of Heartache". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alan Lorber OrchestraLotus Palace ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An insane crazy mix of "eastern" instrumentation (sitars, tablas, etc) with groovy pop sounds of the late 60's – a perfect album in the Verve tradition, with some wonderful jazzy touches! Alan Lorber set the whole thing up – and peppered it with some great instrumentation, like tabla by Colin Wolcott, guitar and sitar by Vince Bell, and flute and tenor by Jerome Richardson. The album contains the sitar version of "Up, Up and Away" that's one of the all time eastern kitschy classics from the 60s – and it's also got loads of other great tracks, like spooky versions of "The Look of Love" and "Mas Que Nada", plus some very groovy originals like "The Flute Thing" and "Djellaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Crystal Illusions ... LP
A&M, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dreamy loveliness from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! The album's one of their true 60s classics for A&M – a sublime blend of female vocals, Brazilian rhythms, and jazzy instrumentation – groovily dancing with a light and breezy sound that influenced a generation, and which still sounds pretty darn fresh to our ears today! The album's filled with great versions of Brazilian tunes – and titles include Marcos Valle's "Viola", Edu Lobo's "Crystal Illusions", Milton Nasimento's "Empty Faces", plus "Song Of No Regrets", "Salt Sea", and "Dois Dias". Nice stuff, and very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hugo MontenegroGood Vibrations ... LP
RCA/Victor, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pre-moog work from Hugo Montenegro – but a set that's still pretty darn groovy! The Beach Boys reference in the title is very well put, as Hugo's using some cool harmony vocals for the record – a chorus that definitely takes some of its inspiration from Brian Wilson, singing here both with lyrics, and some wordless modes – not on every track, but used enough to give the record a really Sunshine Pop sort of appeal! Other instrumentation is great too – electric bass underneath fuller strings, offbeat woodwinds, fuzzy guitar, and even a bit of whistling – which has a cool sort of electronic feel. The blend of sounds is amazing – very unique, and already showing that Montenegro's one of the hippest talents of the 60s. Titles include "Classical Gas", "Rosemary's Baby", "Night Rider", "Lady in Cement", "A Future Left Behind", "Tony's Theme", and "Good Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New Minoru Muraoka & Tadao SawaiMandom – Syakuhachi & Koto Otoko No Sekai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy sounds from the 60s – a hip blend of jazz and traditional Japanese instrumentation – lightly grooving rhythms at the bottom, topped with some totally sweet koto and shakuhachi! The light reedwork is perfect for the bossa style of the tunes – and there's definitely a core influence from American and European groovy jazz of the time, but the end result is uniquely Japanese – given the use of the local instruments! Production is beautiful, too – pillowy sound that reminds us of the earliest years of CTI, when they were recording at A&M – and in a way, the album's just the sort of project they might have pursued back in those days. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Mandom", "Manha De Carnaval", "Fool On The Hill", "Mediation", "Man & A Woman", and "Mr Monday". 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 Isao SuzukiAko's Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the wonderfully creative 70s sets from Japanese stringman Isao Suzuki – an artist who also plays bass, but who works here on jazz cello – for a very unusual approach! The set has Suzuki's work on the light strings matched in a combo with lead guitar from Kazumi Watanabe – who's nicely restrained here, and falls in with Isao's strings at a level that's quite different than his own material of the time. Watanabe's lead is augmented by further rhythm guitar work by Kazumasa Akiyama, and the resulting mix of stringed instruments creates a sound that sounds pretty darn groovy in some parts – lightly leaping along with some Fender Rhodes from Tsuyoshi Yamamoto. The best track is the album's long funky remake of "Feel Like Making Love", which begins with a spacey intro, then leaps into an almost-breakbeat reading of the track that features some great electric piano work in a classic MPS mode. Other tracks include "Ako's Dream", "Isao Family", and "Seven Come Eleven". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New Gabor SzaboJazz Raga ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever cut by guitarist Gabor Szabo – a set that also has him playing sitar as well! The album's got a sound that's as groovy as you'd expect from the title – a mix of Gabor's usual jazz modes, which are already pretty darn great, and some of the Indian music sounds that were bubbling under in the 60s – a wicked little blend that makes for an album we've treasured for years! Rhythms often hit that breezy Spellbinder mode of Gabor's Impulse years, but the addition of sitar and tablas makes for a great change too – one of the best chapters in Szabo's legendary 60s years. Bernard Pretty Purdie plays drums on all cuts, and titles include "Raga Doll", "Search for Nirvana", "Ravi", "Krishna", "Sophisticated Wheels", "Comin Back", "Summertime", "Mizrab", and "Walking On Nails". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label pressing. Vinyl has a click through one track.)

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New Peter Thomas Sound OrchestraChariots Of The Gods? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little soundtrack from German maestro Peter Thomas – even weirder and more electric than some of his famous 60s recordings! Thomas scored the music for a spooky 70s film about the possibility of aliens on earth – and did so with a bit more tension than some of his other records – mixing in some dark tones, weird sounds, and other odd elements amidst some more familiar space age-styled themes. Instrumentation often mixes conventional orchestrations with electronics and offbeat percussion – the latter of which brings an earthy, organic undercurrent that you might not expect, and which really sets the record apart from anything else at the time. A few key cuts have the trademark groovy feel you'd expect from Thomas – including the classic "Stars & Rockets" – and other titles include "Reminiscences Of The Future", "Popular Myth & The Destruction Of Sodom", "The Red Sea", "Gods From Strange Planets", "Returning To The Stars", "Rocket Science", and "Easter Island". CD features a whopping 10 bonus tracks too – all previously unreleased! CD

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (180 gram LP with bonus CD) ... LP
Philips/Lilith (Italy), 1967. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD of entire album.)
Also available Caetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New VariousHe & She – 22 Far Out Pop Psych Duos From The Late 60s ... CD
Pet Records, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Groovy tunes compiled by the folks who brought us the Soft Sounds For Gentle People compilations of lost late 60s pop psychedelia! He & She takes a novel approach and digs up the deepest nuggets by guy-girl combos – full of deep sinking hooks, bright counterpart harmonies, and trippy lyricism – most done in a buzzing Cali sunshine sound! It's full of great tunes by seldom heard groups – with a big sunshine sound! 22 tracks in all: "Hippy Dippy Funky Monkey Double Bubble Sitar Man" by The Hubbels, "Up Here" by Tony and Siegrid, "Time" by Kathy And Larry, "Circus" by Friend And Lover, "Taxicab" by Bunky And Jake, "Big Dsaddy Blues" by St George And Tana, "Sheridan Square" by Smokey And His Sister, "Rock N Roll Gypsies" by Gypsy Trip and more! CD

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New VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from the American underground – all with a nice emphasis on the grooves and rhythms – in a way that you might have heard back at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon! The set's a great reminder that music can be progressive and groovy at the same time – and the whole thing's overflowing with righteous treasures. Vinyl version features some exclusive tracks not on the CD – "Safari" by Frank Walton, "Padali" by Chuck Flores, and "I See Chano Pozo" by Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters – plus "In Every Way" by Reverie, "Open Your Mind" by Southern Energy Ensemble, "Brotherhood" by Kamal Abdul Alim, and "Freedom Road" by The Pharoahs. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoft Sounds For Gentle People Vol 5 ... CD
Pet Records, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Far out harmonies and psyche pop from the mid-to-late 60s – and another groovy batch of obscurites from the Cali scene and beyond in the Soft Sounds For Gentle People series from Pet Records! The series has only gotten deeper and groovier since the first one came out – many singles from groups that were recording for the major labels at the time, but the majority of whom are fresh discoveries to us – and if labels like Columbia, Warner Bros and Capital provided the opportunity for richer sounds and production, it's used to shoot the grooves even further out, without comprising the catchy grooves and sweetly soaring male and female harmonies. Possibly the best entry yet! 21 tracks in all: Titles include "Take A Bus" by Stix & Stonz, "Nothing Sacred" by The Johnnys, "Look At The Sun" by Mouse, "Hello" by Things To Come, "Kill The Cobra" by Bentley Road, "It's A Groovy World" by The Lollipop Fantasy, "Looking Down" by 1st Century, "Wispy Paisley Skies" by Fraternity Of Man and more. CD

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New Joe BataanLost Sessions – New York 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The recording feature players who worked on Joe's stellar Afrofilipino and features a backdrop of wonderful Afro and Latin percussion and rhythms with the best sounds of the NYC dancefloor soul in the mix – with uptempo and midtempo vocal numbers flirting with disco and modern soul very nicely – with solid lead vocals and groovy female backup! Most tunes bring a bit of harp into the mix for a little more of a soar that plays off the percussion in really cool way. Titles include "Sadie", "When We Get Married", "My Cloud", "I Need Love", a take on the Isaac Hayes "Theme From The Men", "Let Me Kove You", "My Opera" and "I Do Love You". CD

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (LARGE) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". T-Shirt

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New Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – White Shirt, Black Ink (MEDIUM) ... T-Shirt
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in bold black on brilliant white – a 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". T-Shirt

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New Pierre Henry/Michel ColombierMesse Pour Le Temps Present ... CD
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This classic bit of funky electronic French stuff has been showing up in bits and pieces on various compilations over the past few years (most notably the cut "Psyche Rock", which has some sample history to it), but this is the full release of this amazing collaboration between electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier – a soundtrack for a full length ballet of groovy electronic pieces that sounds as fresh today as it did back in the late 60s! It's great all the way through, and many tracks have the same feel as the famous "Psyche Rock" – funky, chunky, and bristling with electric energy. Other tracks have a very spare electronic sound – there's odd bubbling sounds, cool funky beats, and some very groovy melodies. CD

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New Eric KlossFirst Class (First Class Kloss/Grits & Gravy) ... CD
Prestige, 1966/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 excellent early albums from overlooked saxophone genius Eric Kloss! Grits & Gravy is a really incredible little set – with a varied approach that we love! About half the record has Kloss blowing with a quartet that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – going for a style that's more towards the soulful end of Byard's modern approach – and featuring some incredibly well-crafted alto solos for his young age. The other half of the album features a strange but cool larger group – one with Teddy Charles on vibes, Billy Butler on guitar, and even some female backing vocals! The approach on these sides is like that on some of the George Braith and Freddie McCoy sides for Prestige – a great blend of groovy and funky, with a soulful undercurrent that's really sent home by Kloss' solos! A stunning album with a really unique blend of sounds – and titles that include "Repeat", "Grits & Gravy", "Gentle One", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". First Class Kloss catches the young saxophone genius at a perfect point in his career, right when he was stretching out from the organ jazz roots of his first few records, but in a way that's not as noodly as in some of his later recordings. The group's incredibly hip – with Jimmy Owens, Cedar Walton, Leroy Vinnegar, and Alan Dawson – and the record bounces with that soulful pre-funk mode that crept into only the best of the Prestige sides of the late 60s. Titles include "African Cookbook", "Chittlins Con Carne", "Comin Home Baby", and "The Chasin Game". 16 tracks in all, including one previously unissued track – "Psychedelicatessen Rag". CD
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New NostradamosNostradamos ... CD
World Psychedelia (Korea), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only record from Greek psychedelic folk combo Nostradamos – with a gleefully diverse sound augmented by impeccable female/male lead and harmony vocals – and tunes that run the gamut from delicate, classical bits to lumbering proggy heaviness! The vocals really keep the disparate elements together – from with the female vocals given the most space – and backing that has guitar, bass, drum and organ at the center of loads of adventurous instrumentation blending Greek folk with the psych sounds of the US and UK! Bits of harp, violin, and flute and French horn (?) find their way into the mix. Groovy stuff that veers all over the place in the best way! CD

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New Peter ThomasMysteries Of The Gods/Botschaft Der Gotter ... CD
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Groovy genius from German arranger Peter Thomas – a sweet little follow-up to his soundtrack for Chariots Of The Gods! This time around, the setting's a bit more funky – a great mixture of mid 70s grooves with some of the trippier touches you'd know from Peter's previous space scores – all wrapped up with impeccable German production that really makes the whole thing sparkle! Some cuts are heavy on keyboards, while others mix up modes nicely – and as usual with Thomas, there's a really rich array of great sounds that keeps things delightful throughout. Daisy Door sings on the one vocal cut – "Dankeschon Fur Das Wiedersehn" – and other cuts include "Power Boost", "Mysteries Of Humanity", "Gamblin Ostinato", "The Eyes Of The Golden Mask", "Gods & Natives", and "Crystal Skull". CD

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New Piero UmilianiOde To Duke Ellington ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1962/1963/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sounds sleepy – but it's totally groovy!! The mad talents of Italian soundtrack genius Piero Umiliani are turned towards his love of Duke Ellington – and the result is an incredibly groovy batch of tracks that mix up jazz, electronics, and plenty of great keyboards! The bulk of the material on the set was recorded in 1974 – and it features Umiliani playign moog and ARP, in a strange sort of "tribute" to Ellington that takes the usual Duke tunes, and turns them into hard grooving little numbers, with lots of bubbling electronic bits and weird sound effects. The first cut on the set is a mad mad version of "Caravan" which leaps and churns all over the place, sounding funkier than you could ever imagine! As the set progresses, some of the tracks are more traditionally jazz-based, but everything is played by a larger group, and the groove is still pretty darn excellent! Titles include "Ode To Duke Ellington", "Solitude", "Dreaming Of Duke", "Jeep's Blues", and "Never Together". CD

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New Kai WindingSoul Surfin/Mondo Cane 2 ... CD
Verve (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest work Kai Winding ever recorded – two very odd albums, back to back on a single CD! Soul Surfin is hardly the trombone jazz outing you might have guessed from Kai's famous work with JJ Johnson – and instead, an electrified set that's got plenty of cool 60s touches! Winding does play trombone, but the group also features lots of guitar from Kenny Burrell, electric piano from Paul Griffin, and ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry – who really gives the whole thing a cool sort of watery sound – making the guitar and trombone sound wonderful together! Burrell's at his boldest too – almost surf-ish in parts – and titles include the album's hit version of "More", plus "Gravy Waltz", "China Nights", "Pipeline", "Sukiyaki", "Tube Wall", "Sinner", and "Hearse Ride". Mondo Cane 2 is a sweet return of the cool sounds that Kai Winding cut on his Soul Surfin album – not really jazz, but a wicked hybrid of groovy 60s modes – set to larger orchestrations this time around, but still featuring some great ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry! Perry's instrument is really unique – gliding out here in ways that make the instrumental tunes cross over to worlds that Winding might never have touched before – augmented by great arrangements from Claus Ogerman, Charlie Calello, Billy Byers, and Winding himself! The set features guitar from Les Spann – and titles that include "Python", "Mondo Cane #2", "The Gospel Truth", "Warm", "Theme From The Medic", "The Struggle", and "Portrait Of My Love". CD

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New VariousEcstasy Of Gold Vol 4 – 26 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West ... LP
Semi Automatic, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The best and most diverse set yet in the Spaghetti Western compilation series – with loads of great nuggets mined from a slew of cult classics, and relatively obscure European-produced westerns of the late 60s and 1970s! Ecstasy Of Gold Vol 4 does a terrific job of pairing distinctive sounds of the genre – ominous strings, dusty percussion, crackling effects – with others that bringing groovy, funky and loungey strains of the period. It's got great material from Nico Fidenco, Piero Umiliani, Francesco De Masi, Bruno Nicolai and other legendary composers – with 25 tracks on 2LPs! "Wind In My Face" and "Clayton" by Nico Fidenco, "Tequila #5" by Lallo Gori, ""L'Ultimo Assaulto", "Arizona Colt (Vocal)" and "A Man Must Fight" by Francesco De Masi, "Blood River" by Piero Umiliani, "Johnny West" by Angelo Lavagnino, "The Great Dual" by Luis Bacalov, "Lo Chiamavano Trinita" by Franco Micalizzi and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750!)

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New VariousVocal Superstars At King Jammy's (4CD set) ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A quaret records by reggae vocals heroes produced by King Jammy from the late 70s and early 80s – Dennis Brown's The Exit, Gregory Isaacs's Come Along, Sugar Minnott's Bitter Sweet and Horace Andy's Haul And Jack Up – in a killer box set! This was the period in which Jammy was utilizing modern production touches with more traditionally rooted singers and styles – in a mode that paved the way for digital dancehall hall and modern sounds to come! Dennis Brown's The Exit, alternately released as History, features Brown's rootsy style in the dancehall era, with tracks including "Too Late", "History", "Up-Full One", "The Exit", "Dance All Night" and more. Come Along by Gregory Isaacs is a great later effort from the Cool Ruler, teaming him up with King Jammy on "Take A Look","You're Like An Angel", "Do Your Own Thing", "Kinky Lady", 'Sip Of Wine", "Curfew", "First Class Lover", "Give Love A Try", "Bits & Pieces" and "No Good Girl". Sugar Minott's Bitter Sweet is a sweet set of early 80s dancehall grooves – with I'm Not For Sale", "Give The People", "Never Too Young", "Be Careful", "Right Track", "Can't Get Over", "Save The Children" and "This World". Horace Andy's Haul And Jack-Up includes the groovy title track, "Girl Of My Dream", "Live And Save Life", "Sweet Reggae Music" and more. Each CD comes in a mini-LP replica sleeve. CD

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New Cravo E CanelaPreco De Cada Um (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
'A great little Brazilian group from the 70s – one who continues the harmony styles of Sergio Mendes in the 60s, but takes the music into some groovy new directions! The sounds here are more samba than bossa – with guitar and percussion dancing nicely together in the rhythms as group members sing sweetly over the top – and both piano and keyboards adding in some nicely jazzy inflections to the groove, often with the more sophisticated phrasings you might expect in some of the EMI/Odeon work from earlier in the decade. Sivuca joins the group on both accordion and moog (!) – and the whole thing's got a sweetly-grooving style that's totally great! Titles include "Estatutos De Gafiera", "Loteca", "Amor Em Jacuma", " Iboru Iboya", "Beijo Baiano", "O Trem Atrazou", "Asa Branca", and "Fogo Pago". CD

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New Liz DamonLiz Damon's Orient Express ... LP
White Whale, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very sweet, and very groovy work from Liz Damon's Orient Express – a fab Hawaiian combo with a really great sound! The group's music is sort of a mix of lounge jazz, bossa grooving, and the kind of sweet late 60s easy touches that were showing up in Brit sound library music. Liz handles lead vocals on most of the tracks with a voice that sounds like it drifted right out of Brasil 66 – and a number of other cuts have the guys in the band backing her up with some great soft rock harmonies! Titles include "1900 Yesterday", "You Make Me Feel Like Someone", "Bring Me Sunshine", "You're Falling In Love", "That Same Old Feeling", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Dengue FeverSleepwalking Through The Mekong (CD & DVD) ... CD
M80 Music, 2009. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
Pretty great work from Dengue Fever – a group who draw heavily from Cambodian sounds of the 60s and 70s, but manage to come up with a unique groove that's all their own! The album's quite possibly the group's best so far – a really bizarre blend of sounds that stands wonderfully alongside their Electric Cambodia compilation – so much so, you'll be hard pressed to believe that the music is contemporary! The guitar lines are great, the rhythms totally groovy, and the vocals have this weird otherworldly feel we totally love – and if that's not enough, the package also comes with a bonus DVD that features live performances and other bits too! Titles include "Sleepwalking Through The Mekong", "Master Tep Mary", "Tip My Canoe", "Mou Pei Na", "Psychologically Healing", "The Orphan", "Phnom Chisor Serenade", and "One Thousand Tears Of Tarantula". CD
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New Albert Elms & Ron GrainerMan In A Suitcase ... LP
Network (UK), 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Great music from this wonderful 60s TV show – all of it as groovy as the program itself! Tunes are by Albert Elms and Ron Grainer, both working at the top of their game – in a cool blend of jazz, mod styles, and swinging orchestrations that's right up there with the kind of sounds you'd get from other British shows of the 60s – especially ones like this, which fell into the spy/crime side of the spectrum! This very limited vinyl pressing is mighty nice – and features the tunes "Man From The Dead", "Brainwash", "Find That Lady", "The Girl Who Never Was", "Variation On A Million Bucks", "Castle In The Clouds", "Somebody Loses Somebody Wins", "The Bridge", and the main titles too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Nico Fidenco2 + 5 Missione Hydra ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the wildest soundtracks we've ever heard from Nico Fidenco – penned for a cool Italian sci-fi film of the late 60s! Nico's probably best known for his erotic work of the 70s, but this sweet 60s set is possibly even cooler – a wonderful mix of playful styles and offbeat production modes – every bit the best mod, bossa, space party you'd hear in similar soundtracks from Peter Thomas! As with Thomas' space work, Fidenco's takes lots of 60s elements – bossa rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and mod guitar – and brings them together with bits of electronics and cool studio techniques that really help abstract some of the sounds, while still keeping the best warmer elements at the core. The sound here is great – really beautifully remastered – and the set features 26 groovy tittles that include "Pericolo", "Ultraspazio", "Hydra Shake", "Space Bossa", "Swing A Go Go", "Segnali", "Galassia Lontana", "Momento Nostalgico", "Bellezza Aliena", and "Lotta". CD

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New Mike LeanderCool Drinks & Warm Company/Folk Hits ... CD
Vocalion/Phase 4 (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 Fab albums of of instrumentals from the UK scene – 1966's Cool Drinks And Warm Company" and 1965's The Folk Hits – recorded by Brit arranger Mike Leander with a very groovy feel! Cool Drinks has a summer theme, and the tunes have some really fresh instrumentation – played by twin orchestras in the studio, trading lines back and forth in a really cool way – using flute, electric bass, trumpet, tympani, and some especially sweet electric harpsichord to create some of the album's best sounds. Titles include "Goldfinger", "Girl From Ipanema", "People", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Alley Cat", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Moon River". The Folk Hits finds Leander & the group crafting easygoing, chiming strings and larger instrumentation – celebrating the melodies and tunefulness of some of the bigger names in folk and folk pop of the time! Chorus voices pop into the mix rarely, but it's all about the instrumental grooves, with "Colours", "Mr Tambourine Man", "It Ain't Me Babe", "This Little Bird", "There But For Fortune", "Concrete And Clay" and more. CD

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New Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". CD
Also available Musique Taschiste ... LP 13.99

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New Abbas MehrpouyaSoul Raga ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Funky sitar work – but recorded in pre-revolution Iran – a really amazing blends of scenes and sounds from the legendary Abbas Mehrpouya! Abbas' music has hardly been heard outside of his own nation – especially given the cultural crackdown of the past 30 years – and this set is a long-overdue look at the damn groovy sounds that came from his deft hands on the sitar! But in addition to Mehrpouya's own lines in the lead, the tunes have some really great arrangements and production too – styles that echo the Indian grooves of Ananada Shankhar, but which also have exotic elements that really groovy and funky experiments from the US and Europe as well. This package is stunning throughout – and hopefully, Abbas will finally get his due as an exotic groove visionary – on tracks that include "African Jumbo", "Ghame Tanhai", "Man Ke Mordehan", "To Kojaye", "Solenzara", "Sareban", "Sahrah", "Lotfeh Kodaye", "Asfanseye Eshgh", and "Soul Raga". CD

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New Oscar Peterson & Milt JacksonReunion Blues ... CD
MPS/Verve, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
The piano of Oscar Peterson meets the vibes of Milt Jackson – and the result is a wonderfully groovy set! We can't remember when the 2 players had worked together before in order to have such "reunion" – but they work together beautifully on this session, with Jackson's vibes bringing in a whole new range of colors, tones, and sounds to the usual Peterson set! As with the other MPS recordings in Oscar's career, the sound here is impeccable – very well done, and in a way that has the ringing tones of both players floating in air beautifully next to each other. Ray Brown's bass and the drums of Louis Hayes complete the group – and titles include "Satisfaction", "Dream Of You", "When I Fall In Love", "Red Top", "Reunion Blues", and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". CD
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New Brother John RydgrenSilhouette Segments/Cantana For New Life/Worlds Of Youth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1966/1967/1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Wild, psychedelic era material from the very hip Lutheran pastor Brother John Rydgren! He sports a smoky voice and a poetic, playful, almost comedic spoken word style – in a way that's very much reminiscent of Ken Nordine – as if Ken was a groovy Christian poet! The sound is fuzzy, tripped out psychedelic pop – and his mission seems to be to satirize the sounds and styles of the time as much as it is to spread the Good Word – but at the same time, he's fully embracing the psychedelic sounds! It's almost entirely spoken word on the vocal front – with some oddball choir backdrops and other, often female voices floating in and out from time to time – and pretty diverse instrumentation that often feels like he's vocalizing over some psych funk sound library grooves! Also like our man Nordine, Brother John was a radio personality – but he released some incredibly rare LPs – with '68's Silhouette Segments, '67's Cantata Of New Life and '66's World Of Youth anthologized here by Omni – along with some additional material and a nice little booklet. Incredibly cool stuff! Includes "Music To Watch Girls By", "The Happening", "An Offering Of Music", "Butterfly", "Great To Build Something", "The Air Terminal", the nearly half hour "Cantata Of New Life", "News (The Kite And The News)", "Forgiveness (The Boy Looking Natural)", "Baptism (Come To War)", "Martyrs" and more. CD

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New Serendipity SingersLove Is A State Of Mind (mono & stereo mixes – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Now Sounds (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful sounds from a very groovy group – a mixed male/female ensemble who come off here with a surprisingly cool sound – kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop with some surprisingly dark undercurrents that definitely nod at the psych image on the cover! A few years earlier, these guys might have sounded all bright and squeaky – the kind of group you'd hear singing on airline commercials – but here, they lay back and get all nice and moody, while still letting their harmonies stay strong – mixing the lighter and deeper vocals with some orchestrations that have lots of nice jazzy undercurrents too! Titles include a great version of "It Ain't Necessarily Byrd Avenue", plus "Rain Doll", "I'd Stumble & Fall", "Signs Of Love", "The Boat That I Row", and "Beverly Believer". CD features both mono and stereo versions of the album – plus bonus tracks "Illusions" and "What Will We Do With The Child". CD

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New SkepticsApple Candy ... LP
Distortions, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare garage from The Skeptics – a mid 60s combo from Oklahoma who cut some mighty groovy sounds! The set's pulled together from the group's rare singles, but it's got a quality to rival some of the more polished work from the LA scene of the time – a jangly vibe that would have been perfect right on the Sunset Strip, where the group's guitars and slightly offbeat vocals would have been right at home! There's a bit of harmonica in the mix at times, which helps underscore some of The Skeptics' darker intentions – and titles include "Stripes", "A Certain Kind Of Girl", "She's A Gas", "East Side Tenement House", "Ride Child", and "It's A New Thing To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Armando TrovajoliChe Fine Ha Fatto Toto Baby?/Gli Onorevoli (with bonus download card) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1963/1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy early work from Armando Trovajoli – two early 60s film scores, back to back on a single CD! Che Fine Ha Fatto Toto Baby has all the great jaunty jazzy elements we love in Trovajoli's late 60s material – that keen ear for cool sounds and unusual phrases, but never in a way that's too offbeat to swing – sometimes mixed here with slightly mellower passages that have some especially great sonic elements! A few tunes have great vocals by I Cantori Moderni – and the CD features 12 tracks from the film. I Cantori Moderni return on Gli Onorevoli – singing on a few nice tunes, which are nestled alongside some equally playful instrumental passages! Orchestrations are relatively full, but still jazzy, swinging, and sparkling with those great Trovajoli touches – and the CD features 13 tracks from the film. CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download!)

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New VenturesSuper Psychedelics (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Liberty/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wild work from The Ventures – a set that really has them trying to change with the times – and coming up with some excellent sounds in the process! The inside cover features a cool "photo story" of the group – very unusual, as it shows the aging quartet trying to act real groovy and camp it up for the camera – like some surf act on Capitol – yet they only come off looking stiff and flat. Fortunately, the music more than makes up for the visuals – as the group's well-crafted guitar lines are a perfect fit for the album's pop psych tunes! And instead of the easy covers you might expect, there's a wealth of original material here – proof that the group could still write some great ones when they wanted – as you'll hear on "Psychedelic Venture", "Guitar Psychedelics", "Reflections", "Endless Dream", "Psyched Out", "1999 AD", and "Vibrations". Also features versions of "Happy Together", "Strawberry Fields Forever", and "A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Nancy WilsonKaleidoscope/I Know I Love Him ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of the wonderful albums from Nancy Wilson – Kaleidoscope and I Know I Love Him – from an early 70s period when Nancy was experimenting with a style that was a lot more sophisticated than that on some of her earlier pop hits! First is Kaleidoscope – a record that sounds a bit like a soul take on late Reprise Sinatra styles – with large arrangements by James Mack that expand the tracks into some little pop symphonies filled with a lot of emotion. However, Phil Wright also gets in a few arrangements – on the more stripped-down groovy soul covers like "If I Were Your Woman" and "Ain't No Sunshine". Other great tunes include "The Greatest Performance Of My Life", "Once In My Lifetime", "Middle Of the Road", and "I'll Get Along Somehow". I Know I Love Him is an excellent lost album from Nancy – and one of her most original! The record takes the sophisticated soul vocals of her late 60s albums on Capitol, and twists them with a hip LA jazzy style arranged by Don Sebesky, and performed by The Crusaders and Arthur Adams. Great stuff, and with the tracks "Easy Evil", "Can I", "I Heard You Singing Your Song", "I Know I Love Him", "Don't Misunderstand", and "We Can Make It Baby". CD

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New VariousResurrection – Rock Chretien Et Messes Rhythmees Du Quebec 1964 to 1978 (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Church rock from 60s Quebec – a surprisingly great set of work that's way better than you might think from the concept! French Canada has always been strongly Catholic place – but it's also one that's pretty creatively inspired, too – so it's no surprise that in the wake of Vatican 2, lots of younger musicians were trying to find a way to get the message across – but in cool, groovy styles that really show the changes in sounds at the time! Some of these cuts are as freaky and fantastic as those heard on psych compilations from the Mucho Gusto label – and others have a cool funky approach – with lots of weird rhythms and offbeat instrumentation that's hardly what you'd expect to hear when walking into a church – and more in line with some of the more experimental rock-mass work from the US. Titles include "Raconte Moi" by Les Nocturnes, "Pierre" by Michel Conte, "Dieu Ne Se Mange Plus" by Jacques Michel, "Rappelle Toi Seigneur" by Steve Fiset, "Si Tous Les Hommes Voulaint" by Touladi & Gilles Jerome, "Ma Petite Esperance" by Les Messageres De Joi, "J'Ai Grand Desire De Votre Amour" by Les Allegros, "Gloire A Toi Tu Viens Nous Sauver" by Operation Jeunesse, and "Alleluia" by Pierre Labelle & Rene Angelil. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card too!)
Also available Resurrection – Rock Chretien Et Messes Rhythmees Du Quebec 1964 to 1978 ... CD 13.99

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New VariousZendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used ... 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
Also available Zendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD 14.99
 
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VariousBasic Principles Of Sound 3 – Music For The Modern Listener With A Brazilian Flavor ... CD
Soundsational (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99
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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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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