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All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book
AMG, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs that were instrumental in the creation of hip hop, from ESG, The Emotions, Gil Scott-Heron, Marva Whitney and many more! The book is divided into 2 parts, The Roots Of Rap and Digging In The Crates, and organized alphabetically. Paperback, 166 pages, with several reviews per page. Book

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New All NaturalWriter's Block (voc, inst)/Hip Hop History 101/50 Years (voc, inst)/MC Avenger ... 12-inch
All Natural, 1997. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Their classic first single! All Natural is DJ Tone B. Nimble and MC Capital D – intelligent lyrics over dope beats that are sometimes hard, and sometimes jazzy and mellow, and represent the best of the groups from Chicago that are flying under the radar. Buy it now and say you were down back in the day. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AncientsPure Peak Performance (voc, edit, inst)/Hip Hop Chicks (Fresh 2000 edit)/Get Into It (voc, edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Trring, 2001. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Arrested DevelopmentMr Wendal (hip hop mix - drum attack, perfecto mix ) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis, 1992. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Two U.K. mixes by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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BlackstreetDon't Leave Me (goodbye rmx main, D rmx main, kooly high, hip hop, hip hop ext inst, kooly high acapella) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1997. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Mary J BligeYou Remind Me (Daddy hip hop, hip hop no rap, Bentley's, AD's radio, album, jazz mix) ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1992. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The "Daddy Hip Hop" version features rhymes by Greg Nice. From the Reminisce LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD
Jive, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, consise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, tough and street aware hip hop to come. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". CD
(Out of print European pressing.)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $26.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a "featuring" sticker, wear and some splitting.)

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New Brian ColemanCheck The Technique Vol 2 – More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (paperback) ... Book
Wax Facts Press, 2014. New Copy ... $25.99 27.98
Golden age of hip hop historian Brian Coleman's second Check The Technique tome – the in-depth stories behind some of the greatest records of the 80s and early 90s – an even greater collection than the first volume! Coleman's approach is straight-forward and direct – chronicling a choice selection of 25 bonafide classic albums, breaking them down track-by-track, peppered by interviews with the artists, producers and other principle personalities behind the work, for the most honest histories that Coleman can get. Volume 2 uses a broader time frame than the previous collection, going as far back as 1981's Wild Style Breakbeats, and as recent as the late 90s for Mos Def & Talib Kweli's Black Star and The Coup's Steal This Album. Other records discussioned include The Cactus Album by 3rd Bass, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Black Sheep, The Sun Rises In The East by Jeru The Damaja, Mantronix The Album, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Stetsasonic In Full Gear, Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop by Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics and more. Like the author's Check The Technique Vol 1 and Rakim Told Me, it's vital hip hop history, breezily readable and engrossing as can be. 525 paperback pages, and each chapter includes photos of the artists, the records and associated singles, and other choice historical tidbits. Essential! Book
(Initial copies are signed by author Brian Coleman! Quantities extremely limited – get 'em while we got em!)

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D StHome Of Hip Hop (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
Long before the KRS/Shan battles, D.ST. was claiming "Bronx is the home of hip hop" on this track. It almost has an early Whodini sound, with more MC'ing, vocoder effects, and a live rhythm section than his other dj oriented tracks like "Mega Mix 2." 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Das EfxReal Hip Hop (Premier's LP, Pete Rock rmx & inst, Solid Scheme rmx, PMD rmx, LP inst & acapella)/No Diggedy (LP) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1995. Very Good ... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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De La SoulMe, Myself & I (radio, inst, oblapos mode, oblapos inst)/Ain't Hip To Be Labeled A Hippie/What's More/Brainwashed Follower ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Sealed (reissue)... $5.99
Reissue of this classic 3-sided single by De La Soul – picture sleeve and all! Loads of great stuff, including "Brain Washed Follower" and "Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippy". The kind of 12 inch single that made discovering De La so great – and with enough extra bits to be a full LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Dead PrezIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop (Hip Hop Remix) (censored, real, inst, acapella)/Hip-Hop (censored, real, inst) ... 12-inch
Loud, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $13.99
Remix by Kanye West. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Cleveland EatonInstant Hip ... LP
Ovation, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99
A record recorded after Cleveland's more famous one for the Black Jazz label – but still with a nice funky feel, although the overall sound is a bit more produced. As with other albums from the time by Cleve, this one focuses on his funky instrumental stylings, and his talent as a nice soulful arranger, in the tradition of the Chess/Cadet scene that spawned him. Titles include "The Funky Cello", "Natural Rhythm", "Cleve's Jam", "Funky Funky Music", and "Bo's Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on one corner and a few creases.)

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Ellay KhuleWho's Killing Hip Hop? (voc, inst)/Needle Skipping (voc, inst)/B-Girl Queendom (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Decon, 2005. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gello The Hip Hop ScholarUnified Hip Hop Nation (3 mixes) ... 12-inch
Enneagram, 1994. Sealed ... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Georgia Soul CouncilCostanza/Hip Shot ... 7-inch
Hip, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99
Not the "Costanza" you might know from Seinfeld, but a tight funky number from the excellent Georgia Soul Council! The tune's got fast drums mixed with lots of Hammond riffing and tight horns – and the whole group shouts a catchy vocal bit at a few key spots. "Hip Shot" is even hipper – a real instrumental workout with some mighty nice guitar and organ lines throughout! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GutsHip Hop After All ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Gritty sounds from Guts – a set that might well be great enough on its own if it were instrumental – but which also features a surprising amount of guest work from folks who include Masta Ace, Grand Puba, Tanya Morgan, Rah Digga, Cody Chestnutt, Murs, and others! The lyricists really push the album into the hip hop territory promised in the title – and remind us that although Guts' beats can have a farther-reaching approach at times, they work especially strongly in support of MCs – where the focus on acoustic roots and spare, simple elements almost take us back to some of the best production of the true school years. Titles include "Open Wide", "Man Funk", "Want It Back", "Roses", "Come Alive", "Looking For The Perfect Rhodes", "It's Like That", "Forever My Love", and "As The World Turns". CD

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Hard HedHip Hop 4 Dummys Vol 1 ... CD
Eracism, 2006. Used ... $5.99
CD

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Hard 2 ObtainHeels Without Souls (rmx clean, clean, rmx inst)/Hip Hop Lifestyle (unavailable on LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Harlem KnightsHarlem Knights (dirty, clean, inst)/Real Hip Hop (dirty, inst)/Bonus Freestyle ... 12-inch
Harlem Knights, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Hi FiCallin' Batman (bat house, radio edit, beats, hip house, in the beginning mix, street beats) ... 12-inch
NFS, 1989. Very Good ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an NFS sleeve, with some stains.)

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Daniel HumairTriple Hip Trip ... LP
Owl (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
They certainly got the "hip" in this one right, because the album's one of Daniel Humair's greatest sessions – a real stunner from the end of the 70s, recorded in trio formation with vibes by David Friedman! Friedman had a great sound back at this point – a groove that was rhythmic sometimes, but modern at others – with echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's best work, but also a style that could fall off into its own chromatic hues – sounds that flurry around Humair's work on drums and percussion, but also seem to sometimes have a life of their own on the set. And while the bass work of Harvie Swartz is really appreciated on the more rhythmic numbers, there's almost a sense here that the album is being led by Freidman – so strong are his contributions to the set! Titles include "Circle Waltz", "Perimeters", "Bram Van Velde", "Rome Antique", and "A Swiss Celebration". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaybok The City AceMy Masurati (voc, inst)/Hip Hop Phenomenon (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Zakia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $29.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Zakia sleeve.)

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New Kool Rock SteadyYou Ain't Nobody (hip house underground Julian Jumpin Perez mix, house mix by Joe Smooth, Kool Rock Steady hip house, inst) ... 12-inch
DJ International, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
For your hip house collection. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Amel LarrieuxGet Up – Hip Hop Remix (alt main no rap, main no rap, alt main w/rap, main with ads, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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LL Cool JStand By Your Man (LP, new jack street mix & inst, hip hop mix #1, #2, acapella)/Soul Survivor ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
Off 14 shots to the Dome, with Marley Marl and QDIII production, and a remix by Teddy Riley. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Love LoungersLast Night Changed It All (matt nelkin edit, matt nelkin & dundiggy hip hop remix, roane namuh remix, dundiggy remix) ... 12-inch
Liquid Beat, 2012. Sealed (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New MorcheebaIn The Hands Of The Gods (album, acapella, inst, cheeky cheeba chainsaw mix)/Let Me See (Reflection Eternal hip hop mix)/World Looking In ... LP
Sire, 2000. Very Good ... $0.99
Morcheeba get a little pepped up help for their otherwise formulaic trip hop from Biz Markie and Hi Tek and Talib Kweli on this remix single. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Naughty By NatureIt's On (Kay Gee rmx, inst, Beatnuts rmx, acapella)/Hip Hop Hooray (Pete Rock rmx) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Very Good (reissue)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nobodies ConglomerateWhat You Hear (orig, inst)/It's Hip Hop (orig, inst) ... 12-inch
Mends, 1999. Near Mint- ... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Red EyeRebel Call (orig jungle mix, pooh hip hop mix, wize dance mix, orig jungle inst) ... 12-inch
Roundtable, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Spear Of The NationClap (orig, inst, word sound)/Hahtah Fiyah (more fiyah, clean, inst)/Hip Hop Has Not Left Yet ... 12-inch
NatAural High, 2007. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sunny & The SunlinersHip Huggin Mini/My Dream ... 7-inch
RPR, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A hard groover from this fab Tex Mex combo! "Hip Huggin Mini" has a swinging jerk groove to it – with lots of horns over the guitar, and some raspy hard soul vocals from Sunny himself! "My Dream" is great too – a sweet soft ballad, sung by Sunny in that great style he used for his earlier soul singles! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have small stickers.)

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Super CatGhetto Red Hot (original, red hot version, hip hop mix)/Don Dada (hip hop mix, dada version) ... 12-inch
Sony, 1992. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
Featuring mixes by Bobby Konders. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Super Cat, Junior Cat, Junior Demus, NicodemusGood, The Bad, The Ugly, & The Crazy (ragga mix, Ugly dub, Hip Unsteady mix, Ceuss Says mix, Ceuss inst) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1993. Near Mint- ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Sweet Tea feat MC JabbaNa Na Na (club, radio, hip hop, inst) ... 12-inch
Massive B, Early/Mid 90s. Sealed ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Uptown KidzI Got Da Skillz (radio, hip hop, inst radio, inst hip hop) ... 12-inch
Big Boss, 1992. Sealed ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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ViciousGlock (Scorpio, hip hop, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
From Red Alert's dancehall/hip hop crossover comp. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Fred WesleyFull Circle – From Be Bop To Hip Hop ... CD
Purple Pyramid, 1998. Used ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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WestfellasWestfellas Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of The Hip Hop Soldiers ... CD
Westhaven, 1999. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFunky Reggae Crew – Strictly Hip Hop Reggae Fusion ... LP
Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sort of an odd hip hop/reggae compilation, with 9 tracks in all: "The Pros" by Queen Latifah & Daddy O (of Stetsa), "What's Gone Wrong" by Pappa Yaie, "The Source (Of Your Divorce)" by Mikey Dread, produced by KRS-1, "Cruise Control" by Satta Blue, "Shirlee" by Unity 2, "Jimmy In The Valley" by Lady Levi, produced by KRS-1 & D-Nice, "Trouble" by Dread Flimstone, "Educate Yourself" by Pappa Juggy, "Hip Hip" by Tippa Irie, rhythm by Mafia & Flux and "Free Mandela" by Daddy Matthew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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VariousOld School Hip Hop Vol 1 ... LP
Old School Hip Hop, 1980s. Sealed ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOm Hip Hop Vol 1 ... LP
Om Records, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
Welcome to Om Hip Hop – the flagship compilation from the hip hop skewing side of Om Records – featuring new and exclusive tracks from Zion I & Grouch, Strange Fruit Project, Ladybug Mecca feat Raheem Devaugn & Kenny Dope, Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, J Boogie feat PEACE & Raashan Ahmad, Colossus and more! 15 tracks in all: "Hit 'Em" by Zion I & Grouch, "Dogg Star" (Kenny Dope rmx) by Ladybug Mecca feat Raheem Devaughn, "Go Left" by E Da Boss feat Gift Of Gab & Lateef The Truth Speaker, "Play The Drum" by Zeph & Azeem, "Make U Fly" by Zion I & Grouch, "From The Lab" (Colossus's All Night dub mix) by Colossus feat Azeem, "Good Times" by Strange Fruit Project, "Hot Mamma" by The One, "Contemplating" (Colossus's Sunday Brain mix) by Colossus feat Flash and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
BGP (UK), New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $11.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that Kirmayer services with his Tramp Records label – groups steeped in the styles of the 60s and 70s underground, but who serve up new work that's filled with plenty of funky roots! Despite the wide range of styles promised in the title, most of the titles here are on the grittier side of the spectrum – which is a good thing for us – and even the few tracks that are a bit more programmed still work with plenty of soulful and jazzy elements to keep things real throughout. Titles include "Nothin But A Party" by The Blenders, "Get Clean" by The Nitesounds, "Skins Funk" by Skin Williams & His Dominoes, "Bubbles" by The Boogoos, "Violet" by Hi-Fly Orchestra, "Rhythmo" by Dusty, "Get High" by Dr Sonnenschein, "Barbados Stew" by Caldonia, "First Time Around" by Sagaflex & Rudy Tee, and "Trip To Afrika" by Baccarola. CD
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP 11.99

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $11.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that Kirmayer services with his Tramp Records label – groups steeped in the styles of the 60s and 70s underground, but who serve up new work that's filled with plenty of funky roots! Despite the wide range of styles promised in the title, most of the titles here are on the grittier side of the spectrum – which is a good thing for us – and even the few tracks that are a bit more programmed still work with plenty of soulful and jazzy elements to keep things real throughout. Titles include "Nothin But A Party" by The Blenders, "Get Clean" by The Nitesounds, "Skins Funk" by Skin Williams & His Dominoes, "Bubbles" by The Boogoos, "Violet" by Hi-Fly Orchestra, "Rhythmo" by Dusty, "Get High" by Dr Sonnenschein, "Barbados Stew" by Caldonia, "First Time Around" by Sagaflex & Rudy Tee, and "Trip To Afrika" by Baccarola. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD 11.99

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Kenny Carter/The DynamicsYou'd Better Get Hip Girl/My Life Is No Better ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), New Copy ... Late October, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 7, 2014 (delayed)
Why is this album sooooo tough to find in an original pressing? Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this album introduced the world to one of the longest running and most solid crews in hip hop, DITC. Classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats that laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow, including "Sally's Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "F*ck What U Heard", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! 2 LPs, with loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy Esquire/Johan KugelbergBuddy Esquire – King Of The Hip Hop Flyer ... Book
Sinecure, New Copy ... Early June, 2014 (delayed)
Book

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Jazz Liberatorz w/ J Live & AsheruVacation (main, inst)/Crazy MF/I Am Hip Hop (main, inst)/Wink End ... 12-inch
Kif (France), 2009. New Copy (pic cover)... Around November 1, 2014
Fresh jazz funk beats from the Jazz Liberators – and top notch rhymes from the guests! "Vacation" with J-Live has the breezy groove you might expect from the title, but J Live's rhymes are all business. "Crazy MF" is actually pretty laidback, while "I Am Hip Hop" with Asheru is laidback, funky hip jam – Asheru rhymes with a hushed tone, but forthright lyricism, with easy going keys, some funky flute in the mix, a really kind of an unpredictable beat mirrored nicely by the bass. "Wink End" is a jazzy funk instrumental with some of the sweet, Jazz Lib piano! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Vols 1 & 2 (gift box with bonus comic) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... Around November 1, 2014
Book

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New Mary J BligeReal Love (radio, inst, hip hop, album) ... 12-inch
Uptown/MCA, 1992. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Mary J BligeSweet Thing (live, album, daddy hip hop, daddy hip hop TV) ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1993. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Aceyalone/Non Phixion/Swollen Members/Son DoobieSuper Human Hip Hop Head (voc, inst)/Full Monty/Molten (voc, inst)/Buc Fifty To Ya Face ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume 2 in the Defenders Of The Underworld series. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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New Afu-RaStick Up (radio, album, inst, acapella)/Hip Hop (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Koch, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Big Daddy Kane, beats by Curt Cazal and Easy Mo Bee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Boogie MonstersHoneydips In Gotham (monster rmx, monster Hip Hop rmx, Honeydips orig, monster rmx inst, Jugganauts bump rmx) ... 12-inch
Pendulum, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Breez Evahflowin'Between Dah Seams (clean, inst)/I Love Hip-Hop (clean, inst)/Hok2 (clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Detonator, 2001. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New CoctailsHip Hip Hooray! ... LP
Hi Ball, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New De La Soul/Pete Rock & CL Smooth/Digital UndergrouHip Hop Summer Sampler ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1990s/2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 8 track sampler put together by Tommy Boy, Elektra and Rhino, with 3 De La tracks, "Plug Tunin' (Are You Ready For This? Version)", "Stakes Is High" and "Breakadawn", 3 Pete Rock & CL Smooth tracks "They Reminisce Over You", "It's Not A Game" and "Straighten It Out", plus "Same Song" by Digital Underground and "Superthug" by Noreaga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Dead PrezHip Hop (real version, inst, censored version, acapella) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1999. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear, and two stickers on the front. Label has a DJ & beat sticker.)

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New Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really steps out strongly with a new musical vision for the 70s – working with a lineup that includes George Adams on tenor and flute and Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet – but players who give the music a really bold feel, right from the start! The rest of the lineup is wonderful, too – as Carl Schroeder plays Fender Rhodes with this flowing vibe that's plenty soulful – alongside bass from Terud Nakamura and Mervin Bronson, conga from Lawrence Kilian, bongo from Elwood Johnson, and more drums from Haynes himself. Titles include a sublime reading of Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise" – plus "Tangiers", "You Name It", and "Satan's Mysterious Feeling". CD

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New Janet JacksonCome Back To Me (I'm beggin' you mix)/Alright (12" house mix, hip house dub) ... 12-inch
A&M (UK), 1989. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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New MadonnaJustify My Love (orbit 12" mix, hip hop mix, beast within ix, shep's spressin himself remix) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1990. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Shigeharu MukaiHip Cruiser (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of lost Japanese fusion from the 70s – headed up by trombonist Shigeharu Mukai, and featuring some great instrumentation that includes Brazilian percussion, tenor sax, and plenty of sweet electric keyboards! The sound here is totally great – a soulful fusion groove to rival the best American work of the generation – but quite possibly even better, as the whole thing has that impeccable production style that made so many of the Japanese fusion albums of the time so great. And while you might think that a trombone is an unlikely instrument to be leading a sweet electric set – guess again, because Shige really makes the whole thing work! Titles include "Nimuoro Neina", "Hip Cruiser", "Once I Loved", "The Way", "V 1 Funk", "Manipura", and "Coral Eyes". CD

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New Notorious BIGOne More Chance/Stay With Me (radio 1, radio 2, inst)/One More Chance (hip hop mix, hip hop inst, hip hop radio)/The What (radio) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, consise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, tough and street aware hip hop to come. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD 4.99

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New Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Why is this album sooooo tough to find in an original pressing? Along with Showbiz and AG's first EP, and Lord Finesse's first couple releases, this album introduced the world to one of the longest running and most solid crews in hip hop, DITC. Classic and oft-imitated Diamond beats that laid the blueprint for so much hip hop to follow, including "Sally's Got A One Track Mind," "Best Kept Secret," "I'm Outta Here," "Check One, Two", "F*ck What U Heard", "Freestyle (Yo That's The Sh..)" and more! 2 LPs, with loads of great guest stars, like Lakim Shabazz, Big L, Fat Joe, and Brand Nubian. LP, Vinyl record album

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New GutsHip Hop After All (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Gritty sounds from Guts – a set that might well be great enough on its own if it were instrumental – but which also features a surprising amount of guest work from folks who include Masta Ace, Grand Puba, Tanya Morgan, Rah Digga, Cody Chestnutt, Murs, and others! The lyricists really push the album into the hip hop territory promised in the title – and remind us that although Guts' beats can have a farther-reaching approach at times, they work especially strongly in support of MCs – where the focus on acoustic roots and spare, simple elements almost take us back to some of the best production of the true school years. Titles include "Open Wide", "Man Funk", "Want It Back", "Roses", "Come Alive", "Looking For The Perfect Rhodes", "It's Like That", "Forever My Love", and "As The World Turns". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download card with exclusive acapella & instrumental versions.)
Also available Hip Hop After All ... CD 22.99

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New Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the history justice – giving a visual flair to the kinds of information we've learned from Jeff Chang and others, with a similar way of linking things together so that the individual stories become part of a larger cultural development! The paper stock is great – pre-aged, like some vintage comic – but the cover is nice and strong, and really gives the book some heft – a mighty sweet oversized edition, with 112 full color pages! Book

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New VariousBig Fun In The Big Town – Music That Inspired The Film – 1986 Hip Hop Classics ... CD
Five Day Weekend, Mid 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classics from the mid 80s east coast hip hop master class – BDP, Just-Ice, T La Rock, Skinny Boys, Tricky Tee and Mantronix – benchmark singles, circa '86! This compilation was put together by Five Day Weekend as a soundtrack inspired by Big Fun In The Big Town – the little seen documentary by Dutch filmmaker Bram Van Splunter. Includes "South Bronx" and "9MM Goes Bang" by Boogie Down Productions, "Cold Getting Dumb" by Just-Ice, "Breaking Bells" and "Back To Burn" by T La Rock, "Jockbox" by Skinny Boys, "Leave It To The Drums" by Tricky Tee and "Bassline" and "Ladies" by Mantronix. CD

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New VariousCue's Hip Hop Shop –Volume One ... LP
Dogday, 1998. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
17 tracks, including Rasco "Me & My Crew", Izm Da Mad Soul "Maintaining Izmatic Degrees", Antares "Imagination", Sacred Hoop "Not In Our House", Rob Swift "Beats For Days", Roc Raida "Raida Vs Mystery DJ", Mr Dibbs "Judahs Transmission" and Apollo, Vinroc, Shortkut & Richness "Live At Cue's". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The oversized book is 112 pages, on full color pages with a real comic book feel – and there's even a small discography at the back! Book

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New VariousDaora – Underground Sounds Of Urban Brasil – Hip Hop, Beats, Afro, & Dub ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really excellent little compilation – one filled with great sounds from the Brazilian underground, and a really rich blend of music that goes way beyond the straighter booty-shaking beats you'll find on other collections of this nature! The music here is often much deeper than some of the straight bass and hip hop coming out of the Brazilian charts – and although lots of these cuts do draw on American production influences, the overall presentation is much rootsier – with echoes of the samba soul generation and other great stretches of Brazilian grooves – even when things are somewhat electric overall. The whole thing's a very much-needed push deeper into the contemporary underground in Rio and Sao Paulo – and titles include "Obrigahh" by Doncesao, "Talarico" by Ogi & Stereodubs, "Cada Um Cada Um" by Espiao, "Balboa Da Silva" by Bixiga 70, "Mulato" by Iconili, "Sou De Salvador" by Rodrigo Campos, "Etiopia" by Sambanzo, and "Cala Boca Menino" by Afroelectrico. 2CDs, and 32 cuts in all! CD

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New Cicero BlakeToo Hip To Be Happy ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Dynamix IIArrival Of Bass (bass junkie mix, orig album version)/Purple Beats (hip bass version, orig album version) ... 12-inch
Dynamix II, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real turning point in the career of singer Mark Murphy – a great session for Capitol from 1960, done with creative arrangements from Bill Holman, and a sound that opens up strongly from Murphy's Decca years! In a way, the record is one of the first times that Murphy really got to do what he wanted to on record – and working with Holman, he really opens up in the inventive, expressive modes that would mark the Murphy sound of later years – a style that was light years ahead of other male singers in jazz! Some tracks have small combo backings, others have big band, and a few feature support from a larger chorus – but throughout the entire set it's clear that Mark's not just a run of the mill pop singer on Capitol, and can sing here with a level of jazz that few others on the label ever matched! Titles include "Firefly", "Lonesome Town", "Catch A Falling Star", "All The Way", "Venus", "Send For Me", and "Personality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with promo sticker. Cover has half split seams and some pen on back.)

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New Andrew Oldham Orchestra16 Hip Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Andrew Oldham proves once again that his 60s pop music reach is wider than most – by taking on a whole host of tunes from artists he doesn't even have signed to contracts! The set's one of the most jaunty of the instrumental albums that Oldham recorded under his own name – and it offers Andrew the chance to come up with his own versions of tracks by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and many others – served up in rock instrumental modes that mix guitar, electric bass, and larger orchestrations in arrangements by John Paul Jones and Oldham himself. Titles include "Blowin In The Wind", "Needles & Pins", "Chapel Of Love", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "My Boy Lollipop", "Then He Kissed Me", and "You're No Good". CD also features 16 more bonus tracks – a range of other 60s pop productions by Oldham that includes "Shang A Doo Lang" by Adrienne Poster, "Young Love" by Bo & Peep, "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by Cleo, Lonely Weekends" by George Bean, and Oldham cuts that include "365 Rolling Stones", "Oh I Do Like To See Me On The B-Side", and "A Sad Story". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Tower Of PowerHipper Than Hip – Yesterday Today & Tomorrow – Live On The Air & In The Studio 1974 ... CD
Real Gone, 1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from Tower Of Power – captured live in the studio, and with a frenetic funky groove that's even tighter than some of their studio material from the time! At their core, these guys were always first and foremost a live, lively ensemble with a razor-sharp approach to funk – one that comes through beautifully here in the album's heavy drums, searing horn parts, and sharp mix of guitar and keyboard lines – equally great on the instrumental cuts and the vocal ones! The previously-unissued performance was very well-recorded in 1974 – done for WLIR radio in New York, and finally great to have out after all these years. Titles include live versions of "Oakland Stroke", "Soul Vaccination", "Clean Slate", "You're Still A Young Man", "Just When We Start Makin It", "Down To The Nightclub", "What Is Hip", "Time Will Tell", and "Squib Cakes". CD

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New Ultramagnetic MCsTraveling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House Club, radio, Hip House inst, radio inst, LP)/A Chorus Line (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New White Boy Mike & DJ The BoySomething To Dance To (no sell out hip hop, radio, hard core club, club, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New VariousHip Walk – Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very groovy selection of tracks from the New York scene of the 60s – mostly tunes pulled from the Prestige and Milestone labels, and a mixture of soul jazz, modal jazz, and early funky jazz! The package features 13 tracks in all – with plenty rare numbers – and titles that include "Cantaloupe Woman" by George Braith, "The Village Caller" by Johnny Lytle, "Ca'Purange (Jungle Soul)" by Gene Ammons, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Brother John" by Cannonball Adderley, "Muscle Soul" by Phil Upchurch, "Eastern Blues" by Gary Bartz, and the completely fantastic "Nuther'n Like Thuther'n" by Willis Jackson – worth the price of the LP alone! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Louis ArmstrongDefinitive Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $7.99
CD

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Dennis BrownUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 2000. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Elvis CostelloKing Of America ... CD
Hip-O, 1986. Used ... $4.99
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Elvis Costello & The AttractionsImperial Bedroom ... CD
Universal/Hip-O, 1982. Used ... $5.99
One of the early classics – with cuts that include "Almost Blue", "You Little Fool", "Man Out Of Time", "Beyond Belief", "Tears Before Bedtime", and "Shabby Doll". CD
Also available Imperial Bedroom ... LP 7.99

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Elvis Costello & The AttractionsMy Aim Is True (collector's edition digipak) ... CD
Columbia/Ryko/Hip-O, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Mystery Dance", "Pay It Back", "Alison", "Blame It On Cain", "Watching The Detectives", "Miracle Man", "Welcome To The Working Week", "Less Than Zero", and "The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes". CD
(Mark through barcode.)
Also available My Aim Is True ... CD 2.99

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DillingerUltimate Collection ... CD
Island/Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $8.99
CD

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Jewel TCounty Blues (radio, gutter, bonus beat, Rikers mix)/School Of Hard Knocks (LP) ... 12-inch
Hip Hop, 1993. Sealed ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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Lenny WhiteLenny White Collection ... CD
Hip Bop, Mid 90s. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Lenny WilliamsUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
CD

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VariousLost Souls Vol 1 – 1960s Garage & Psychedelic Rock N Roll From The Unnatural State Arkansas (180 gram colored vinyl) ... LP
Get Hip, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A stunning array of sounds from a very underground scene in the 60s – work from the surprising state of Arkansas, a place we never would have thought to turn for nuggets like these! The is a heady blend of guitar and garage modes – with styles that maybe echo some of the better Texas underground material of the time, but which also takes us north to some of the best Wisconsin and Minnesota groups too. Yet unlike those local scenes, Arkansas hardly ever got its due back in the day – which makes this package all the more exciting – filled with surprises throughout, and supported by notes and information on every track. Titles include "Leaf On A Tree" by Barefacts, "Hit It" by The Shades, "You're My Girl" by Coachmen, "Wine Wine Wine" by Blue & The Gray, "Can't You Tell" by Vycounts, "It's Called Love" by Blues Foundation, "Apple Of My Eye" by Marion Deaton Group, and "Upsetter" by The Xciters. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoots Reggae Essentials ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Phyllis HymanOne On One ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD
Also available Renaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD 15.99

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New Jimmy SmithRespect/Livin' It Up! (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1967/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of near perfect soulful jazz organ sets from Jimmy Smith – 1967's Respect and 1968's Livin' It Up – plus the rare non album single "Mickey Mouse" as bonus track for the first time on CD! Respect is really nice jazz album from Jimmy, although one that got hidden in the years of Jimmy's more "concept" oriented sessions for Verve. Most of the material is quartet stuff, with players like Bernard Purdie, Eric Gale, and Ron Carter backing up Jimmy's soulful organ. The tracks are longer than usual too, with lots of nice soloing going on, and a stone easy soul groove. Includes a tasty loping version of "Get Out Of My Life", with a very different drum groove than usual, plus "Funky Broadway", "T Bone Steak", and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". Livin' It Up is a straight up stunner – and quite possibly one of his greatest records for Verve! The set has Jimmy working with arranger Oliver Nelson – in a setting that's got big band backings, but done in a style that's cool enough to cut through all the BS of similar sessions. There's no hoke at all – just a lean and soulful approach that has Nelson serving up a powerhouse jazzy groove underneath – and Jimmy soloing madly over the top! The album's filled with great tunes too – including a fab cover of "Mission Impossible", the original "Big Boss Man", a version of Richard Evans' "Burning Spear", a great takes on "Valley Of The Dolls" and "The Gentle Rain". Great stuff throughout! CD
(Barcode has a sticker. Cover of digipack has some wear.)

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New SupremesI Hear A Symphony (expanded deluxe edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1966. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest charting LPs by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern groove to them – relying a bit more on a more steady overall groove than the hugely catchy choruses of some of their biggest hits. A groovy record – with a tight theme! Titles include "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "I Can't Help Myself", "Get Ready", "Money", "Hang On Sloopy", "Come & Get These Memories", "Shake Me, Wake Me", and "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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New SupremesMore Hits By The Supremes (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1965. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from the early days of The Supremes – and way more than you'd guess from the "hits" in the title! The record's not really a roundup of the hit singles already out on 45 – and is actually just an apt title for what the album was destined to be – a stone hit that really put these Motown legends on the map! Production is by the Holland/Dozier/Holland team – with a marvelous wall of sound-style groove that really pushes the vocals forward tremendously – that brilliant all-in Motown mode of the best early years, where the Detroit studio was working overtime to make things sound amazing. Titles include the massive hit "Stop! In The Name Of Love" – but the whole thing's a solid effort with no filler, and other cuts include "I'm In Love Again", "He Holds His Own", "Whisper You Love Me Boy", "The Only Time I'm Happy", "Nothing But Heartaches", "Honey Boy", and "Back In My Arms Again". Amazing 2CD version features the whole album in mono, then the whole album in stereo – plus 28 more bonus tracks – including "Coca Cola Commercials", a "Supremes Interview", "Come Into My Palace", "Surfer Boy", "Beach Boy", "Mother Dear (version 2)", "Jonny Und Joe", "Moonlight & Kisses", "Too Much A Little Too Soon", "Nothing But Heartaches (alt vocal)", "Take Me Where You Go (version 1 – no strings)", and Live At The Fox cuts "Baby Love", "Where Did Our Love Go", "Come See About Me" – and Live In Paris cuts "Shake", "Somewhere", "Stop In The Name Of Love", and "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You". CD
 
 
 



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