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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. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
Volume 2 in the Defenders Of The Underworld series. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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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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Cicero BlakeToo Hip To Be Happy ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD
Jive, 1989. Used ... $6.99
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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D StHome Of Hip Hop (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
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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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 PrezHip Hop (real version, inst, censored version, acapella) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $11.99
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 Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
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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Dynamix IIArrival Of Bass (bass junkie mix, orig album version)/Purple Beats (hip bass version, orig album version) ... 12-inch
Dynamix II, 1990. Sealed ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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)... $2.99
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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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 Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Heavy D & The BoyzBlack Coffee (Hip Hop rmx, Manslaughter rmx, ext LP)/Spend A Little Time On Top ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
"Black Coffee" has production by Pete Rock & Easy Moe Bee, "Spend A Little Time" produced by Marly Marl. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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- ... $34.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Zakia sleeve.)

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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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MadonnaJustify My Love (orbit 12" mix, hip hop mix, beast within ix, shep's spressin himself remix) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Main FlowHip-Hopulation ... LP
Brick/Wanna Battle, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
Main Flow's long awaited LP – waving the flag for lyrically-centered underground hip hop. Main Flow's claim to fame so far, other than his early work with the under appreciated Mood, is his mixtape and singles appearances. He was wise to try to bring that vibe to his debut LP – which is essentially a series of duets with other respected MCs, rather than try to carry a thematic vibe from front to back. Of course that makes for an uneven whole, but the highs are well worth the listen. Guests include Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Planet Asia, Black Thought, Defari, Killah Priest and lots more. Tracks include "Loving The Game", "The Wire", "Classic", "Such A Fool", "Dice Roll", "Worldwide", "Mister Know It All", "She Likes Me", "Delivery Tactics" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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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Shigeharu MukaiHip Cruiser (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Mark MurphyHip Parade ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
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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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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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
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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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 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- ... $9.99
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 ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tabb DoeDa Hip Hop (remix, clean, lp)/Jake The Fake (street, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Tandem, 1994. Sealed ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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WestfellasWestfellas Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of The Hip Hop Soldiers ... CD
Westhaven, 1999. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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White Boy Mike & DJ The BoySomething To Dance To (no sell out hip hop, radio, hard core club, club, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousBig Fun In The Big Town – Music That Inspired The Film – 1986 Hip Hop Classics ... CD
Five Day Weekend, Mid 80s. Used ... $5.99
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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VariousCue's Hip Hop Shop –Volume One ... LP
Dogday, 1998. Sealed 2LP ... $5.99
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 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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VariousHip Hop For Respect: Intro/One Four Love Parts 1 & 2 (voc, inst)/Protective Custody (voc, inst)/A Tree Never Grown (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
Four tracks (plus instrumentals) each featuring more MC's than we can count. Sure there's some of the usual suspects, but what make the tracks work is the dope verses from MC's who usually do more commercial tracks and the MC's we haven't heard from in a while. Including, in order of appearance... Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Theivz, Mos Def, Shabaam Shadeeq, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous, Dante & Main Flo (MOOD), Nine, Tiye Phoenix, Breezly Brewn' (Juggaknots), Punchline, Imani Uzuri, El P & Mr Len (Company Flow), Jah Born (Medina Green), What? What?, John Forte, Free, J-Live, Rubix, Invincible, Wordsworth, A.L., Tame One, Kofi Taha, Jane Doe, Graphixx, Shyheim, Channel Live, Wise Intelligent, Cappadonna, Crunch Lo, OTF, Rock. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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New VariousRoots Of Hip Hop – From Church To Gangsta ... CD
Harte, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
The key influences on hip hop have been well documented over the years – but this set goes beyond those obvious 70s roots, and attempts to look at a variety of styles over the course of the 20th century – bits of soul, blues, R&B, and gospel that may well show the early emergence of some hip hop ideals – or, at the very least, offer up some great examples of badass spoken bits in music! We're won over mostly by the selection of music on the collection, which is great – and almost care less about the overall pre-hip hop project, as that's somewhat tricky territory to move through – and if you're looking for some great jive and R&B, the set's got plenty to offer – lots of offbeat numbers that include "Road House Boogie" by Big Jay McNeely, "When I'm In My Tea" by Dr Jo Jo Adams, "Puerto Vootie" by Slim Gaillard, "Baby Baby" by Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy, "Caught" by Mamie Ree & Young Wolf, "In Dat Mornin" by Jimmie Lunceford, "Whi I Like Roosevelt (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul Stirrers, "These Hard Times" by Rev JM Gates, "Swamp Root" by Harmonica Frank Floyd, "Just Can't Stay" by Willie Nix, "The Letter" by Vernon Green & The Medallions, and "Number Writer" by Dan Pickett. CD

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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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New 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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Diamond & The Psychotic NeuroticsStunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 7, 2014
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
Also available Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop ... LP 14.99

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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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GutsHip Hop After All ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... Early September, 2014 (delayed)
CD

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GutsHip Hop After All ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... Early September, 2014 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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

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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- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New All Music GuideOld School Rap & Hip Hop ... Book
AMG, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Dorothy AshbyIn A Minor Groove/Hip Harp ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Dorothy Ashby's classic Prestige sessions – back to back on one CD! First up is material from Hip Harp – great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound. This set's got harp and flute in the lead, and features the tracks "Pawky", "Charmaine", "Jollity", and "Back Talk". On In A Minor Groove, Ashby she swings with an other-wordly quality that's simply amazing, quite exotic, and very much in the camp of players like Yusef Lateef or Les Jazz Modes, who were trying similar experiments in jazz. This session features Dorothy in a quartet with the flute of Frank Wess, the bass of Herman Wright, and the drums of Roy Haynes, whose warm lyrical touches provide the perfect melodicism for the group. Titles include "Rascallity", "Bohemia After Dark", "Taboo", "Autumn In Rome", and "It's A Minor Thing". CD

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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
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New 5ive-OP-Yi-Yow (voc, inst, rev butts mix)/Watch Your Back (voc, carolyn harding voc inst)/Rally At Hip Hop Hall/Preview Uv What's To Come ... 12-inch
Wrap, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Promo.)

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New Pete Rock & INICenter Of Attention – Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 90s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost relic from Hip Hop's golden mid 90s era! This is the second of two albums from Pete Rock's archives of great unissued hip hop to see release thanks to the knowledgeable crate diggers at BBE/Rapster, recorded during the period Pete Rock & CL Smooth were nearing the end of their contract with Elektra. Pete started putting together some side projects and a healthy archive of top notch productions featuring young & hungry MCs, some of which remained under wraps for years, and achieved legendary status. Of course this set's built on the staple Soul Brother #1 sound: rich and heavy with dense bass, propulsive beats, strong jazz and soul samples, and a tight over all sound, but the INI MC's are no slouch on the mic either, leaving us wonder why this only saw the light of day as a handful of promo singles. Rob O and Grap Luva handle the rhymes on the set with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Large Professor on "To Each His Own". 16 tracks in all, including the intro: "No More Words", "Step Up", "Think Twice", "Square One", "The Life I Live", "Krossroads", "Fakin' Jax", "What You Say", "Mind Over Matter", "Don't You Love It", "Microphone Wanderlust" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light creases, otherwise a beautiful copy.)

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New Shirley ScottLegends Of Acid Jazz (Hip Soul/Hip Twist) ... CD
Prestige, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two hip records from organist Shirley Scott – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hip Soul – early Shirley Scott at her best – working with husband Stanley Turrentine to craft a great set of soul jazz tracks! The mood is laidback and easygoing, and honestly, it's Turrentine's deeply soulful solos that really make the set crackle – bringing an edge to the record that Shirley didn't always have, even on her earlier recordings with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Stan's tone is superb – with a subtle rasp that really breaks open the sound – and his playing is extremely well-handled – always keeping us on the edge of our seat, blowing as he goes with incredible confidence and creativity! The rest of the group features Herb Lewis on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – and titles include "Trane's Blues", "Hip Soul", "411 West", "By Myself", and "Stanley's Time". On Hip Twist, Shirley's joined by husband Stanley Turrentine, whose tenor work on any Scott album always takes it to the next level! Stan's tone is still nice and raw here – blowing out some hard and soulful lines that are the perfect complement to Shirley's more composed work on the Hammond. The rest of the group includes George Tucker on bass and Otis Finch on drums – and tracks include "Hip Twist", "Violent Blues", "That's All", "All Tore Down", and "Rippin & Runnin". CD

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New VariousHip Hop Classics Volume One ... LP
Priority, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 classic tracks from 1985-1990 spread out over 2 LP's: Audio Two "Top Billin", EPMD "You're A Customer", MC Shan "The Bridge", Gang Starr "Words I Manifest", Main Source "Just Hangin Out", NWA "Straight Outta Compton", Eric B & Rakim "Eric B Is President", Doug E Fresh "La Di Da Di", Biz Markie "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz", Public Enemy "Rebel Without a Pause", Ice Cube "Amerikkka's Most Wanted", Big Daddy Kane "Raw 91", the full-length version of Too Short's "Freaky Tales", Eazy E "Boyz-N-The Hood" and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Rock The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain black sleeve, with some peeled spots.)

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New VariousLost Hip Hop Instrumentals Volume Three ... LP
Lost Hip Hop Instrumentals, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Collection of instrumental loops from 10 classic hip hop tracks from around 1990-1995. And they're dj friendly enough to list the BPM for each track. Includes instrumental loops from Public Enemy "Public Enemy #1", MC Lyte "Paper Thin", BDP "Still #1", (umm..) "Ghetto Red Hot", Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince "Brand New Funk", Biz Markie "Make the Music With Your Mouth Biz", Tribe Called Quest "Luck of Lucien", (original or remake?) "All Night Long", Smiff-N-Wessun "Sound Bwoy Buriel", Slick Rick "Sittin In My Car". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoundbombing – The Ultimate Guide To Underground Hip Hop Mixed By Evil Dee ... CD
Rawkus, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Lune TNS" by Company Flow, "If You Can Huh..." and "Universal Magnetic" by Mos Def, "Freestyle" by Mos Def & Talib Kweli, "Fire In Which You Burn" by Indelible MC's, "Fortified Live" by Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi Tek) featuring Mos Def & Mr. Man, "Arabian Nights" by Shabaam Sahdeeq, "Show Me Your Gratitude" and "What If?" by L-Fudge, "Flipside" by RA The Rugged Man, "2000 Seasons" by Reflection Eternal, "My Crown" by Black Attack, and more. 16 tracks, plus the intro. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousStreet Jazz – Where Hip Hop Meets Jazz ... CD
Down Low (UK), 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New AkbarHot Ya Hot (album, radio, inst, acapella)/Hip Hop Is (album, TV mix, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Ill Boogie, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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New Double D & SteinskiLesson 1 (payoff mix)/Lesson 2 (James Brown mix)/Lesson 3 (History of Hip Hop)/Motorcade Sped On ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1985. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late 90s reissue of the classic cut and paste single from the mid 80s plus "The Motorcade Sped On", a long sought-after track that was previously only available on a promo 7-inch. Double Dee & Steinski mix together dozens of samples of everything from JFK speeches and cartoon bits to movie dialog and even Mae West over a bed of classic break beats and early hip hop tracks. The Payoff mix is based on Whiz Kid's "Play That Beat", Lesson Two uses lots of James Brown, Lesson Three has everything else. "The Motorcade Sped On" is a funny collection of vocal samples from new reports of the Kennedy assasination that starts off with Ed McMahon introducing a Kennedy speech with "Heeeere's Johnny!" 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New KAPMind Trippin (hip hop club mix, after set mix) ... 12-inch
Big Cry Baby, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Man ParrishHip Hop Bee Bop (Don't Stop)/Boogie Down Bronx ... 12-inch
Man Made/Hot Classics, 1983/1984. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
2 early 80s electro classics from one of the pioneers: "Boogie Down Bronx" is the cut that Newcleus copied the bassline, drums and vocoder sound from for "Jam On It", and "Hip Hop Bee Bop" is another instrumental B-Boy favorite. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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 VariousHome – Boston Underground Hip Hop ... LP
Landspeed, 2001. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Tracks by the Kreators, 7L & Esoteric, Ed OG, Raw Produce w/Mr. Lif, Reks and others. 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound. This set's got harp and flute in the lead, and features the tracks "Pawky", "Charmaine", "Jollity", and "Back Talk". Also reissued with the original cover art! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 PapamatikLipstick (jahjah mix, hip hop mix, tnt jeep mix)/Culture Rock ... 12-inch
Freeze, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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 VariousHip Hop Street Samples Vol 1 ... LP
Ground Gear, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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New VariousIn Prison – Afro-American Prison Music From Blues To Hip Hop ... CD
Trikont (Germany), 1960s/1970s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A unique little collection – as you might guess from the title – one that explores prison themes in a variety of different styles, from blues on up through soul, funk, and hip hop! The groove here is relatively contemporary – and most work here is from the 60s onwards, with a strong stop in the late 60s/early 70s period before a jump up to some key prison-themed recordings from 90s hip hop. And although a few of the artists here were actually behind bars at the time of the recordings, most of the work is from the outside looking in – recorded by bigger soul stars raising awareness of the difficulties of incarceration in the US. As usual with Trikont, the collection is extremely well put together – with plenty of notes in English to support its song choices and ideals – and an expanded set list with 19 tracks that include "Claimin I'm A Criminal" by Brand Nubian, "Work Song" by Nina Simone, "Behind Enemy Lines" by Dead Prez, "Berta" by Big Lousiana & Rev Rogers, "Pardon Denied Again" by Robert Pete Williams, "Court Room" by Last Poets, "Short Eyes" by Curtis Mayfield, "Locked Up" by Akon, "IG On Death Row" by Tupac, "Free" by The Soul Snatcherz, "Prisoner's Plea" by Billy Boy Arnold, and "Run Charlie Run" by The Temptations. CD

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New VariousKatalyst Presents Dusted – Essential Mix Of Rare Groove & Hip Hop Joints ... CD
Universal (Australia), 2005. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Moody breakbeat maestro Katalyst brings 2 incredible hour+ mix sets of rare groove, classic funk & soul, and the finest hip hop back-to-back in this stellar work for Universal Australia – with a seamless blend of tunes by Roy Ayers, Marlena Shaw, Gang Starr, Nina Simone, Public Enemy, Pete & CL, Rotary Connection, Jaylib, Ramsey Lewis and many more – a stunner of a mix set package that'll sit proudly with the best of the Kings Of. . .series from BBE and other great mix set/compilations! Most of tracks in the set lists are left to play just long enough the get the full effect before they gracefully glide into the next leg – and the breadth of material is great! Disc 1 (65+ minutes) includes bits of "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw, "Let It All Hang Out (Pete Rock rmx) by ADOR, "I'm Your Mechanical Man" by Jerry Butler, "The Red" by Jaylib, "Get Down" by Nas and much more. Disc 2 (62+ minutes) includes "I Chase The Devil" by Max Romeo, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "3 The Hard Way" by Bahamadia, "Space Blues" by the Shunters, "Uzi (Pinky Ring)" Wu-Tang Clan, "I Am The Black Hole Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection feat Minnie Riperton and much more! CD

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New VariousThird Unheard – Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983 ... CD
Stones Throw, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff, once again unearthed by Stones Throw! Third Unheard focuses with unflinching devotion on a scene that even the most diehard hip hop heads probably have little grounding in – Connecticut hip hop from the music's earliest days as an official movement – the end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s! Much of it has that Sugarhill post disco, stream of conciousness block rockin' style, but what makes this stuff so charming is how completely raw and unadorned of studio polish it all is. You'll recognize a few of the names, particularly Mr. Magic, but this is for the most part the deepest of the early hip hop underground. Raw, unvarnished, and funky as hell! Tracks include "Rappin' With Mr. Magic" and "Potential 1980" by Mr. Magic, Pookey Blow's "Get Up And Go To School", "Earth Break" by Mr. Magic AND Pookey Blow, "Party People" (remix) by Rappermatical 5, "Be-Bop Convention Theme" by Forum Band, "I Just Wanna Dance" by Cuzz Band, "Showdown Rehearsal" (live) by 2nd Showdown Crew and more! CD
 
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Louis ArmstrongDefinitive Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $7.99
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Beat Street CrewReality (voc, inst political dub mix)/Fresh Off The Block (voc, inst dub mix) ... 12-inch
Hip Rock, 1985. Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has light wear.)

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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
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Isaac HayesUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
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New Phyllis HymanOne On One ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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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
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New Thee HeadcoatsJimmy Reed Experience (10-inch EP) ... LP
Get Hip, 1997. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Lenny WilliamsUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionOne Size Fits All ... CD
DiscReet/Hip-O, 1975. Used ... $5.99
Frank Zappa's got some fantastic fusion touches on this sweet little set from the 70s – thanks to keyboards and a bit of vocals from George Duke, heavy drums from Chester Thompson, and even some brief help from Johnny Guitar Watson! The set's still got a very Zappa-esque feel, but it's clear he's also letting Duke stretch his wings a bit too as there's parts of the record that almost echo the style of some of George's more far-out recordings for MPS. The balance is great – and one that makes the album a lot more soulful at points than we're used to hearing from Zappa. Titles include "Florentine Pogen", "Can't Afford No Shoes", "Inca Roads", "Po-Jama People", "Evelyn A Modified Dog", and "San Ber'Dino". CD
Also available One Size Fits All ... LP 9.99

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New VariousTropicalia Essentials ... CD
Hip-O, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
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VariousLost Souls Vol 1 – 1960s Garage & Psychedelic Rock From Arkansas (colored vinyl) ... LP
Get Hip, New Copy ... Early September, 2014 (delayed)
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New Marvin GayeTrouble Man (2CD expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing new version of this classic – with an insane amount of previously unreleased work! The core Trouble Man soundtrack is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation score, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". But the core album is only 1/4 of the 2CD package – as the set also features The T Sessions, which includes rare alternates and unusual recordings from the album sessions – plus Trouble Man Original Film Score – a whopping 20 more tracks from the original soundtrack of the movie, with lots of music that's different than Marvin's commercially released album! In all, the set's a real treasure – more like a wealth of rare gems from the vault, with the core album thrown in for good measure. CD
(Limited edition deluxe version.)

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New Amazin' Jewel TSchool Of Hardknocks (voc, lp, acapella)/County Blues (voc, rikers island version, inst) ... 12-inch
Hip Hop Recordings, 1992. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Shrink has a small hole near the opening.)

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New Carl CarltonEverlasting – The Best Of Carl Carlton ... CD
ABC/Hip-O Select, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the music of Carl Carlton – in a set that fully traces his evolution of sound over the years! There's really three major chapters to Carlton's career here – early recordings for the Backbeat label, bigger sides for ABC Records, and then his stunning collaboration with Leon Haywood on the 20th Century label – all key passages of Carl's big run in the 70s, with key snippets from the end of the 60s and start of the 80s as well. Early tracks have a great mix of southern soul modes with some sweeter Northern styles – then the groove picks up a fuller 70s mode as things roll on, to hit the sexier, funkier style of the Haywood years. The set features 22 tracks in all, with notes on each number included – and titles include "Sure Miss Loving You", "Wild Child", "The Generation Gap", "Competition Ain't Nothin", "Don't Walk Away", "I Can Feel It", "Drop By My Place", "Look At Mary Wonder", "46 Drums 1 Guitar", "Everlasting Love", "Smokin Room", "Morning Noon & Nightime", "This Feeling's Rated X-tra", "She's A Bad Mama Jama", "I Think It's Gonna Be Alright", "Private Property", and "Slipped Tripped Fooled Around & Fell In Love". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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New Gap BandGold ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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New Jackson 5Jackson 5 In Japan! (limited numbered LP edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early Jacksons in all their glory – presented here in a rare Japanese-only live album from the 70s! The set is great – totally kicking with all the best power of the early Jackson 5 – and served up with a spontaneous live quality that shows a whole new side of the group from their studio albums. The band is tight, and surprisingly funky at times – and judging from the quality of the vocals, the group really must have been something to see live at the time! Titles include "Lookin Through The Windows", "Got To Be There", "Superstition", "Ben", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "Ain't That Peculiar", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". Never issued in the US at the time! CD
(Out of print. Limited edition of 5000 copies – numbered, in a totally cool LP-styled jacket!)

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New Lightnin SlimBest Of Lightnin Slim ... CD
Hip-O, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
 
 



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