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Cannonball AdderleyJive Samba/Lillie ... 7-inch
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear and a small sticker.)

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New Screamin' Jay HawkinsVoodoo Jive – The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins ... CD
CBS/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (Jive pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good ... $4.99
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – but Schoolly's laidback, charismatic delivery always tempered that language in our minds, and the production sounds fresh to this day. Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our favorite favorite hip hop records of the later 80s! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Get N' Paid", "Do It Do It" and the rest LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Saturday Night! - The Album (Schoolly D pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Buddy TateTexas Tenor – Quartet & Quintet/All Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
Two 70s sessions from Texas tenor Buddy Tate – both recorded overseas, and packaged here together as a single set! First up is Quartet & Quintet – a date that has Buddy working with a strong rhythm section that includes Tete Montoliu on piano, Bo Steif on bass, and Sven Erik Norregaard on drums – plus a bit of guest violin from Finn Ziegler on two tracks. Most numbers are long, and really focus on Tate's bold, classic tone on the tenor – and titles include "Buddy's Blues", "Just You Just Me", "I Surrender Dear", "Broadway", and "In A Mellotone" – done at a long 17 minute run! Next up is Jive At Five – a record cut by the Buddy Tate All Starts – a group that also features Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, and Johnny Guarnieri on piano! As you'd guess from the lineup, there's an undercurrent of trad in the session – but all players certainly show off some more contemporary leanings in their solos – on titles that include "Constantly", "Jive At Five", "Sweethearts On Parade", and "I Never Knew". Also features a few bonus alternate takes. CD

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New VariousHillbilly Jive With A Boogie Beat ... CD
Collector, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $8.99
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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz 1940 to 1960 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $19.99
A very cool collection of work from the South African scene – and almost all of it from the start of the 60s, despite the way the title is listed! Apart from one 1940 track, most of the music here comes from 1960 – a pivotal year when South African music was really growing up – pulling together rootsy elements and inflecting them with some of the key changes happening in the scene in the wake of rich developments in jazz – including big influences from the modernists who would move onto work in Europe and the UK just a few years later. Many numbers here have a leaping, joyous sort of groove – often with a key instrument in the lead voice – such as a tenor, flute, whistle, or trumpet – often upfront in the mix even more than the vocals. Titles include "7 Up Swing" by Abafana Flute Jive, "Nanku" by Doris Mkhize & The Cement Mixers, "Inhliziyo Yam" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, "Tholi Bare" by Lulu Sibeko & Sedgewick Brothers, "Sophtown Special" by Sophtown Cool Seven, "Kwela Rich" by Richard Nombali, and "Saya Vuma" by Sample Siroqo. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShot In The Dark – Tennessee Jive (8 CD Box Set, Book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 40s/Mid 50s. New Copy ... Mid-August, 2014 (delayed)
An amazing 8 CD box of Nashville's greatest indie country of the 40s and 50s, and part of Bear Family's most ambitious project ever! Along with the companion set Nashville Jumps, which covers the soul side of the era, the Shot In The Dark boxes capture the sadly almost forgotten treasures from labels like Bullet, Tennessee, Republic and others. Tennessee Jive features some of the best honky tonk, bluegrass, Western swing and hillbilly jazz jumps that you've never heard, and features early work from people like Pee Wee King & Minnie Pearl – who had nothing to show at this early point but great work and a driving passion that they sorely lacked during their later years as caricatures – plus great lesser-knowns like Zeb Turner, Jimmie Work, Del Wood, Lattie Moore and scores of others. Also includes an amazing 272 page hardbound book that you'll have to see to believe – the kind of richly written and illustrated coffee table culture bible that goes for tons of money in the bookstores without all the great music! 7 CDs with around 100 tunes, plus a bonus interview disc. Includes "Lost Highway" by Leon Payne, "I Needed You" by Johnnie Lee Wills And His Boys, "Station Door Blues" by George Lee, "Tired Of Your Lies" by Mississippi Slim, "No Money" by Carl Runner, "Magic Girl" by Tommy Smith, "CNR Special" by The McCormick Brothers, and "Row Number Two, Seat Number Three" by Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper, just to name a few! CD

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New Cats & The FiddleKillin' Jive – Complete Recordings Vol 1 – 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Dee Jay (Germany), 1939/1940. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Louis Prima with Sam Butera & Keely SmithVelvet Lounge – Jump, Jive An Wail ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Dexter GordonJive Fernando ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
With George Duke on keyboards, Ralph Garrett on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums. Titles include "Momadua", "Jive Fernando", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jive Rhythm TracksJive Rhythm Tracks Vol 2 ... LP
Jive, 1982/1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic electro instrumentals – originally recorded in 1982, and released here as part of Jive's Rhythm Tracks series. Larry Linn wrote all cuts, and production was handled by the Willesden Dodgers. A lot nicer than some of the other volumes – especially if you dig breakdance grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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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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Boogie Down ProductionsStop The Violence (single edit, inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve is lightly bent at the top. Label has a sticker.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsWhy Is That (ext edit, single edit, inst)/Who Protects Us From You? ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Two cuts from the Edutainment LP. KRS asks "Who Protects Us From You?" over spare dancehall sythesizers and on "Why Is That" KRS applies his exegesis of the Pentateuch to today's educational system with a dope piano line. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Jonathan ButlerMore Than Friends ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Celly CelKilla Kali ... LP
Sickwidit/Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bay-area vet Celly Cel's rare sophomore LP, a prime example of that slumpy, laid-back Oaktown sound before the thizz and stunna shades. As the title suggests, best believe it's gangsta. 13 tracks in all, including "What U N***az Thought", "4 Tha Scrilla", "It's Goin' Down", "Can't Tell Me $hit", "Red Rum", "Killa Kali", and "Funk Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceCode Red ... LP
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ... $6.99
While most of this record is either Teddy Riley produced commercial R&B crossover material, or worse, a hip-house crossover attempt, there's 2 cuts produced by Pete Rock: "Somethin' Like Dis'" and "Code Red". Also includes "Boom! Shake The Room", "Just Kickin' It", "I Wanna Rock" and 7 more tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Extra ProlificLike It Should Be ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $12.99
One of the many lost Hiero efforts on Jive. Like other early Hiero LPs this one's got nice jazzy Bay area beats and is still filled with some of the energy that they seemed to lose a bit of before their indie renaissance in the late 90s. 14 tracks counting the intro, including "Brown Sugar", "In Front Of The Kids", "Is It Right?", "Sweet Potato Pie", "Cash Money", "One Motion", "Never Changing", "First Sermon", "Now What", "It's Alright", "In 20 Minutes", "Go Back To School", "The Fat" outro. CD
(Long out of print on CD!)

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Flock Of SeagullsFlock Of Seagulls ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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GoldyWhipped Cream, Nuts & Cherries/The Game Is Sold Not Told/Prostitute ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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HueyPop, Lock & Drop It (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2006. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Millie JacksonBest Of Millie Jackson ... CD
Jive, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
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Syleena JohnsonChapter I – Love, Pain & Forgiveness ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $3.99
The debut album from Syleena Johnson – daughter of 70s soul legend Syl Johnson, and a heck of a great singer in her own right! Syleena's got a style that's got some of the bluesy touches of her heritage, but she's working in a style that's got smoother touches of modern R&B – creating a nice juxtaposition that makes for a very striking sound. The album features some guest production by R Kelly – and titles include "I Am Your Woman", "You Got Me Spinnin", "Hit On Me", "He's Gonna Do You In", "Ain't No Love", "You Ain't Right", and "All Of Me". CD

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R Kelly12 Play ... CD
Jive, 1993. Used ... $2.99
Super hard to get import pressing of R Kelly's second LP, the one that really broke him out of the box and catapulted him to super-stardom. Some of the commercial radio ready R&B slow jams and modern soul numbers here have become so ubiquitous it's easy to forget that this LP set a benchmark that's not really been matched by too many contemporary male soul vocalists since. With huge hits like "Bump N' Grind" and "Your Body's Callin'", plus "Sex Me", "Back To The Hood Of things", "Summer Bunnies", "I Like The Crotch On You", "Homie Lover Friend", "Freak Dat Body" and more. CD

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R KellyLove Letter ... CD
Jive, 2010. Used ... $5.99
A love letter from R Kelly – and one that feels warmer, deeper, and more sincere than most of his work from the past decade or so! We always love Kelly – we have to, given our hometown affiliation – but this set's a great reminder of what first made him stand out back in the 90s – a deeply soulful approach to mainstream R&B, steeped in classic roots, yet fused into a contemporary spirit that's undeniable. Supposedly, the album's a throwback to older soul styles from the 70s – but we're not ready to call it that, as much as we are the obvious love of those sounds that we first heard in R Kelly's earliest music. And while R may no longer be the future of modern soul, he's still got plenty to offer – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Taxi Cab", "Just Can't Get Enough", "Love Letter", "A Love Letter Christmas", "When A Woman Loves", and "Love Is". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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R Kelly & Public AnnouncementBorn Into The 90s ... CD
Jive, 1992. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Booklet has some small writing in pen.)

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New Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $8.99
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. Used ... $6.99
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is", "I'm Kool Moe Dee", "Dumb Dick (Richard)", "Monster Crack", "Little Jon", "The Best" and "Rock Steady". This great, necessary reissue has the bonus "Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version)". CD

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Kool Rock JayJay And The Boys (ext mix, single edit, inst)/Suckers To The Side (album) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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Little BruceMobbin' In My Old School/Keep A Tre' 8/Cognac Killa/Foolocka Crew ... 12-inch
Sickwidit/Jive, 1994. Very Good ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $9.99
Production by KRS and Sam Sever. Includes "Live On Stage", "Remember When. . . ?", "B..B..B..Bklyn", "Wake Up, Wake Up!", "What Do You Do?", "Roll On Over", "To Sing All Night", "More", "Communication", "Sneaking Out" and "Shaka Beats". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a sticker, and some marker on the back. Labels have some marker.)

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NeuroniumHeritage ... LP
Jive Electro (UK), 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a tear.)

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Billy OceanSuddenly/Lucky Man/Dance Mix/Sanny X Mix ... 12-inch
Jive (UK), 1985. Very Good- (pic cover)... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Billy OceanTear Down These Walls (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/Cherry Pop (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – and a set that has the singer sounding even more confident and powerful than ever before! Ocean's not afraid of a hook by this point in his career, and the album's filled with the kind of catch crossover tune that Billy could do better than just about anyone else – music that got him a big audience way beyond soul, especially on the other side of the Atlantic. Titles include "The Colour Of Love", "Calypso Crazy", "Here's To You", "Because Of You", "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car", "Stand & Deliver", and "Gun For Hire". CD features bonus tracks – "Get Outta My Dreams (extended)", "Showdown", "Calypso Crazy (extended)", "Let's Get Back Together", and "Stand & Deliver (extended)". CD

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Sonny OkosunsWhich Way Nigeria? ... LP
Jive Afrika, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Nice uptempo modern afro funk by Sonny Okosuns from the mid 80s. 4 stretched out grooves, with less of the syncopated approach or raw funk of Fela, but still with a great post disco feel that never loses its distinctly Nigerian vibe. Pulsing interwoven guitar lines keep the tracks moving along nicely under bright horn stabs, and there's one reggae number included too: "African Woman", "Which Way Nigeria?", "Tell My People" and "My Ancestors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a gouge on the front.)

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Al PerkinsLove Me Baby/So Long ... 7-inch
Jive, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A beautiful stepper backed with a sweet soul ballad! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Schoolly DAm I Black Enough For You? ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $14.99
Maybe not as incredibly raw as the first couple records from Philly's old school legend, but still with some nice moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take on "knowledge" rhymes, like "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a Black Man", and "Don't Call Me N_gger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Schoolly DNo More Rock N' Roll (clean, dirty)/Mr Big Dick ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Schoolly DP*ssy Ain't Nothin' (12'' boner mix, 7'' limp mix, as clean as it gets inst)/ Mama Feel Good ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Two later Schooly D tracks, "Mama Feel Good" uses a bunch of James Brown samples and Schoolly's trademark just-hangin'-out lyrics. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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New Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $3.99
Not quite the classic of the first two albums, but still dope all the way through, with Code Money on the turntables. Includes the title track, "No More Rock N' Roll", "Mr. Big Dick", and "Signifying Rapper", an adaptation of the traditional Signifying Monkey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Marvin SeaseBitch Git It All ... CD
Jive, 1997. Used ... $6.99
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Marvin SeaseDo You Need A Licker? ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Steady BWhat's My Name ... LP
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Steady B's second major label album, but still in the mid 80s Pop Art style, proving you don't need much more than two turntables, a drum machine and a mic to make good hip hop. Okay, maybe some fly Cazals and Fila track suit. 12 tracks in all, including "The Hilltop", "Don't Disturb This Groove", "Hold It Now", "My Benz", "What's My Name", "Funky Drummer" and "Rockin Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Too ShortCocktails ... LP
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
12 tracks, including "Ain't Nothin Like Pimpin", "Cocktales", "Can I Get A B*tch", "Giving Up The Funk", "Top Down" and "We Do This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain white sleeve.)

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Too ShortShorty The Player (Clean Version) ... LP
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Still slangin funky bay area hoochified pimp tracks, including "Step Daddy", "So You Want To Be A Gangster", "I Want To Be Free", "In The Trunk", "Something To Ride To" and "Hoes". This is the radio play edited PG-rated version of the Shorty The Pimp LP. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Tribe Called QuestAnthology ... CD
Jive, 1990s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Check The Rhime", "Bonita Applebum", "Award Tour", "Can I Kick It?", "Scenario", "Buggin' Out", "If The Papes Come", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo", "Hot Sex", "Oh My God", "Stressed Out", "Luck Of Lucien", "Description Of A Fool", "Keeping It Moving", "Find A Way", "Sucka Ni**a", and "Vivrant Thing". CD

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New Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ladder, we're a loss to add any fresh insight o the critical consensus, so just get it. Classics one after another, steeped in bass note snapping, head nodding funk jazz beatcraft of the first order! "Buggin Out", "Excursions", "Rap Promoter", "Verses From The Abstract", "Check The Rhyme", "Everything Is Fair", "Jazz (We've Got)", "What?", "Scenario" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material, but less of an overtly jazzy reference in their sound. Phife and Tip are still on point lyrically, and honestly, this is pretty much the last LP that Tribe dropped that's got nearly all hits and no misses on it. With the cuts "Award Tour", "Midnight", "Electric Relaxation", "Clap Your Hands", "Oh My God", "The Chase, Part II", and "Keep It Rollin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby TurnerWomen Hold Up Half Of The Sky ... LP
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads and more midtempo R&B. It's a mix of synthy and smooth soul, and it holds up very well! Titles include "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" with Jonathan Butler, "In My Life (It's Better To Be In Love)", "Hurting Inside", "He's Mine", "Still On My Mind", "Only Women Bleed" (yep, a soul take on the Alice Cooper hit!), "Hurting Inside" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and tape on the spine.)

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WhodiniEscape (I Need A Break) (special extended mix, acapella, inst)/Haunted House Of Rock (special rock mix) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
"Escape", the first big hit for Whodini, along with our favorite Halloween hip hop track (outside of the Ghetto Boys). 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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WhodiniEscape (special edition with bonus tracks & poster) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1984. Used ... $9.99
The classic Whodini album with their hits – in a well deserved special edition with 12" mixes, instrumentals & acapellas from classic 12-inches on CD for the first time – plus extended artwork and a full sized poster! The album has the full versions of "Freaks Come Out at Night", "Friends", "Five Minutes of Funk". Also includes "Escape (I Need a Break)", "Big Mouth". With the keyboards and vocoder effects, it's hard to believe that this LP was produced by the same person, Larry Smith, who produced the first Run-DMC record. Bonuses include "Escape (I Need a Break)" (extended, acapella and inst), "Five Minutes Of Funk", "Freaks Come Out At Night" and "Friends" instrumentals, "Big Mouth" (Beat Box Mix and acapella)" and "Grandmaster Dee's Haunted Scratch". CD
(Out of print.)

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WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. Used ... $5.99
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD

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New BDP, Run-DMC, Kool Moe Dee,East Coast vs West Coast ... LP
Jive, 1989. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Includes Boogie Down Productions' amazing "Essays On BDP-ism" that was never released on another LP or single. Supposedly one of the last songs produced by Scott La Rock that was left off Criminal Minded. With 9 other tracks including Run-DMC "Raising Hell", Kool Moe Dee "Let's Go", MC Shan "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", Too Short "Know What I Mean", Ice-T "Rhyme Pays", and one of Egyptian Lover's only worthwhile cuts "Egypt, Egypt." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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

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New WhodiniBack In Black ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Whodini's third LP, and probably their last good one. A little less of the electro production but still some nice cuts including the big beat production on "Funky Beat", the goofy "I'm A Ho" and the mellow hit "One Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Extra ProlificFirst Sermon (radio, the town radio, the town inst)/Give It Up (radio) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From back when Jive seemed to be on Hiero's jock, and released something from just about everyone in the crew – a lost early Hiero side, with their signature jazzed-out Bay area sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Jay Z & R KellyUnfinished Business ... CD
Jive, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New R KellyChocolate Factory ... CD
Jive, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New R KellyR In R&B Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Jive, 1990s/2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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New Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (extended mix, single edit, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the classic Kool Moe Dee/LL battle. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool Moe DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy in a Jive sleeve.)

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New Mr LeeGet Busy 1990 Remixes (lidell townsell mix, orig radio, da rebel inst, da posse inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Party PosseKeep Dancin' (long, short, dub)/Strivin' (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Shaquille O'NealShaq Diesel ... LP
Jive, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Steady BLet The Hustlers Play (ext rmx, radio edit, inst)/On The Real Tip (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Too ShortBorn To Mack ... CD
Dangerous/Jive, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that put the Bay area on the map, and the first major label full length from one of the west coast's most prolific rappers. Not much here besides drum machine, a bit of bass and the occasional cut or scratch underneath Too Short's street tales and rhymes about @ss that would provide the template for many lesser MC's for years to come. The cut everyone's checking for is "Freaky Tales", and this set also includes "Partytime", "You Know What I Mean", "Dope Fiend Beat", "Little Girls", "The Universal Mix" and "Playboy $hort II". CD

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New Too ShortShort Dog's In The House ... CD
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Too Short's third disc on Jive, the last one before he started becoming a parody of himself. A few tracks have the same humor as his first two Jive LPs, and it includes the hit "The Ghetto" using the classic Donny Hathaway melody, and "Ain't Nuthin But A Word To Me" with Ice Cube, plus "Punk B#tch", "Short But Funky" and the title track. CD

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New Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more. CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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New Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... CD
Jive, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from the immortal Tribe Called Quest – one of the absolute essential hip hop LPs, and a record that should be an anyone's shortlist of the best albums in several subsections of hip hop – just a straight up masterpiece anyway you cut it. The album is so high up on the ladder, we're a loss to add any fresh insight o the critical consensus, so just get it. Classics one after another, steeped in bass note snapping, head nodding funk jazz beatcraft of the first order! "Buggin Out", "Excursions", "Rap Promoter", "Verses From The Abstract", "Check The Rhyme", "Everything Is Fair", "Jazz (We've Got)", "What?", "Scenario" and more. CD
Also available Low End Theory ... LP 16.99

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New Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... CD
Jive, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece from prime era Tribe Called Quest! Midnight Maurauders was Tribe's third LP, and even though there were no tracks yet credited to the Ummah, this is pretty much the beginning of Tribe's transition to that sound – with the same mellow, laid back vibe as their best early material, but less of an overtly jazzy reference in their sound. Phife and Tip are still on point lyrically, and honestly, this is pretty much the last LP that Tribe dropped that's got nearly all hits and no misses on it. With the cuts "Award Tour", "Midnight", "Electric Relaxation", "Clap Your Hands", "Oh My God", "The Chase, Part II", and "Keep It Rollin". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)
Also available Midnight Marauders ... LP 15.99

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New Ruby TurnerParadise ... CD
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – but Schoolly's laidback, charismatic delivery always tempered that language in our minds, and the production sounds fresh to this day. Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our favorite favorite hip hop records of the later 80s! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Get N' Paid", "Do It Do It" and the rest. This FTG CD edition is loaded with one-time 12" vinyl-only versions, too – including "Saturday Night (Radio Remix)", "The Magoomba Mix", "Housing The Joint (Instrumental)", "Parkside 5-2 (Radio Edit)" and more. 17 tracks in all. CD

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New WhodiniOpen Sesame ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousBlack Music Month Sampler ... LP
Jive, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A limited edition 12 track LP, with a nice collection of tracks from the preceding few years on Jive: Tribe "Bonita Applebaum", Schoolly D "PSK What Does It Mean?", BDP "My Philosophy", Too $hort "The Ghetto"m Kool Moe Dee "How Ya Like Me Now", Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince "Summertime", Whodini "Freaks Come out At Night", Keith Murray "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World", Fu Schnickens "La Schmoove", Shaquille O'Neal "I'm Outstanding" (how'd this end up on here?!?), Stop The Violence "Self Destruction" and D-Nice "Call Me D Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(#530/1000.)

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New WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Benchmark early 80s NYC rap from Whodini! Everyone knows the name Whodini and we have some fun old school rap video show memories, but the group doesn't really get its props in the way others of their generation enjoy. It's never too late! This is fresh album worth copping. Includes "The Haunted House Of Rock" – the extended version, the vocoder version and "Haunted" mix – plus "Magic's Wand" (plus extended mix) "Nasty Lady", "Underground", "Rap Machine" and "It's All In Mr Magic's Wand". A classic! CD
(Comes in a great LP style sleeve!)
Also available Whodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 5.99

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New Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a reproduction of the original inner sleeve – plus 18" x 24" poster.)

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New Kool Moe DeeWild, Wild West (single edit, inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jive sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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New Ms MelodieWake Up, Wake Up! (extended, edit, inst)/Live On Stage (extended, edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Written and produced by KRS, while he was still married to her. Not a bad KRS sound from the late 80's. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice collection of some of Cannon's bigger numbers for Capitol in the 60s – most of them longer tracks, some of them recorded live, with a bit of production help from David Axelrod! The grooves are firmly in place – not as tripped out and funky as later years, but a good updating of his early 60s soul jazz approach, handled with that clean Capitol sound. Titles include "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Them Dirty Blues", and "Dat Dere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (Austria), 1965. Used ... $21.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all coming together in a way that's extremely equally-weighted – with less of Brookmeyer as the leader, than as a warm friend, gathering together a few key players in the studio. Given that Getz worked with Brookmeyer back in the early 50s, and had Burton in his group at the time, the album's always a link between both sides of a decade in Stan's career – but with the presence of the modernists on the rhythm team, there's a sound here that's much more unique – one that has a place for Stan's wonderful tone, and Brookmeyer's airy phrasing – but which also drives along in a rhythmically pulsing mode that almost puts Burton's vibes at the top of the set on some numbers. There's a change in mood from tune to tune that gives the record a remarkable depth, but without sounding schizophrenic – and titles include "Bracket", "The Wrinkle", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tunes from the sessions – "Time For Two", "Pretty Girl", and "Day Dream" – the last of which features vocals by Tony Bennett! CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisNefertiti (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1967. Used ... $11.99
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' trumpet, Wayne Shorter's tenor, and Herbie Hancock's piano is worth the price of admission alone – a force that seems to flow of its own direction, pulled three ways equally, but always emerging as a sound greater than its parts. And adding in the subtle pulse of Ron Carter on bass and nearly melodic drums of Tony Williams, the sound is even more incredible – a well-crafted and evocative sound that's far more than jazz! Titles include versions of Herbie's "Riot" and "Madness", Shorter's "Nefertiti" and "Pinocchio", and Williams' "Hand Jive". CD
Also available Nefertiti (180 gram pressing) ... LP

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Roberto DonatiCannibal Ferox (limited edition with bonus tracks) ... LP
One Way Static, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 27.98
The creepy synth and guitar funk flavored soundtrack to one of the most notorious flicks of the mondo cannibal exploitation era! Roberto Donati (originally taking credit as the pseudonymous Budy Maglione) really ratchets up the mood with a sleazy, but incredibly cool bed of fuzzed out guitar, heavy bass, an array of keyboards and tribal percussion. The movie is an incredibly tough sit, but the music has an ominous, seedy style that's impossible to dismiss. Includes "NYC Main Title", "Cannibal Ferox Theme", "Killing Two Parrots", "Into The Bush", "Jungle Jive", "Jaywalkin' Iguana", "NYC Brass", "Kettle Of Doom", "Mike Flips Out" and more. Includes 4 bonus tracks not on the original soundtrack release: "Man Hunting", "Chase", "On The Trail" and "Evil Rising". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies, packaged in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket.)

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Ronnie DysonLove In All Flavors/More You Do It ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of overlooked gems from Ronnie Dyson – both of which show there's way more to love than just his early hits! On Love In All Flavors, Ronnie's older than during his falsetto soul early years – and he's working here with some impeccably mature Chicago soul arrangements by Gene Barge, Gene Page, and Richard Evans. The album's produced by the always-great modern soul dynamic duo of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey (ex-Independents), and it's got an approach that mixes deeply soulful vocals with smoother backings, kind of in the same mode that The Manhattans were using, but with a bit more of a modern tip that points towards the Capitol work by the Jackson/Yancey team. Tracks include "I Want To Be Where You Are", "Sara Smile", "Don't Be Afraid", "I Just Want To Be There", and "Ain't Nothing Wrong". On More You Do It, Dyson works with the 70s hit soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – the pair who brought great sound to Natalie Cole, and who work some similar magic with Ronnie! The album was recorded in Chicago – partially at Curtom – and has arrangements from Gene Barge, Gene Page, and Richard Evans – all of whom bring a fullness to the record that's a nice change from Dyson's more fragile work of earlier years. Some of the best cuts have a gentle midtempo groove that's almost like Leroy Hutson – warm, and never slick – very personal, and stepping along nicely. Titles include "The More You Do It", "You & Me", "Jive Talkin", "Close To You", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "Lovin Feelin". CD

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Ronnie DysonMore You Do It ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
Ronnie Dyson works here with the 70s hit soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – the pair who brought great sound to Natalie Cole, and who work some similar magic with Ronnie! The album was recorded in Chicago – partially at Curtom – and has arrangements from Gene Barge, Gene Page, and Richard Evans – all of whom bring a fullness to the record that's a nice change from Dyson's more fragile work of earlier years. Some of the best cuts have a gentle midtempo groove that's almost like Leroy Hutson – warm, and never slick – very personal, and stepping along nicely. Titles include "The More You Do It", "You & Me", "Jive Talkin", "Close To You", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "Lovin Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some wear, and a gold promo stamp.)

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Exit 9Straight Up ... CD
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's pre-disco approach to dancefloor grooves – more fast-funk than the tighter club sound of later years, and proof that a funky combo could hit the dancefloor if it had the right groove! Most numbers have vocals, and instrumentation includes lots of nice guitar work that keeps a rawer edge on the tracks – choppy and gritty in a really great way. Tracks include "MFB", "Miss Funky Fox", "Fly", "Julie I Love You", "Jive Man", and "Rhapsody in Funk". CD

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Michael FranksArt Of Tea ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A seminal classic from Michael Franks – one of those records that's almost a whole genre unto itself, and which set a whole new tone for the male voice in American music! The style here is light and jazzy – almost an evolution of modes first begun by Kenny Rankin, and served up here with a similarly compressed production style that really brings out the jazz in the instrumentation. Players include Michael Brecker, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, and David Sanborn – all sounding great with a bit of added strings from Nick DeCaro. But the real star of the set is clearly Franks – whose light vocals and creative lyrics sound wonderful next to the electric piano on the set. Titles include "Eggplant", "Monkey See Monkey Do", "Jive", "Mr Blue", "Popsicle Toes", "St Elmos Fire", "I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad", and "Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Gerhard HeinzGeissel Des Fleisches ... LP
Digatone (Germany), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A great early soundtrack from Gerhard Heinz – an artist we know more for his sexy scores of the 70s, but who steps out here in a cool blend of jazzy styles! The sound's right up there with some of the best early 60s Italian work – rooted in jazz, but quickly taking off into a range of different elements – with some Latin passages, some mod moments, and some especially wonderful cuts that have a wordless female vocal scatting along with the grooves! Heinz plays piano, but there's also some especially great vibes on the record – and Helga Schramm is the singer who really holds the whole thing together. Titles include "Drums Please", "She's A Femme Fatale", "Bar Piano", "Girl Auction", "Jury Jive", "Virgin Chaser In The Woods", "Ende Mit Schuss", "The Hubbubs", "Vienna Jet Set", and "Eat Me Today Kill Me Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jonah JonesJumpin' With Jonah ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Classic trumpet-heavy jive from Jonah Jones! The focus is on Jonah's gutbucket swinging style, with his trumpet up front in the mix in post-KC swing-type tunes. Things get a bit campy at times, but this pop-jazz-swing style worked extremely well for Jones and Capitol. Titles include "Moten Swing", "Lots Of Luck Charley", "Ballin The Jack", "Slowly But Surely", "Night Train", "The Blues Don't Care", and "Just A Gigolo". Sure to be a big hit with the modern swingers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split spine and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". LP, Vinyl record album

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KrystolPassion From A Woman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy grooves! At points, there's almost a retro vibe – as if an older girl trio mode's being revived for a new 80s scene – but with a definite contemporary spin. There's a decidedly commercial appeal to the sound – but Krystol were also never too overplayed back in the day, which makes the album a nice discovery – and a great surprise when you start digging through all the potential singles on the set. Tracks include "Love Attack", "Passion From A Woman", "He's So Jive", "Baby Make Up Your Mind", "Scared Single", and "Precious Precious". CD features bonus tracks too – "Passion From A Woman (ext)", "Passion From A Woman (acapella)", "Passion From A Woman (radio)", "Passion From A Woman (dub)", "Passion From A Woman (7" version)", and "Precious Precious (7" version)". CD

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Charles KynardYour Mama Don't Dance ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
Funky organ and plenty of vamping – a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard – who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full – arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall – thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" – one that's almost as funky as the vocal original – plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl". CD

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Corky McClerkinSearchin For The Soul ... LP
WinCor, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A classic set of soul jazz from Chicago – a rare indie date recorded in the early 80s, but with a tight and swinging feel that's more 70s jazz funk than you might think! Corky's on Yamaha keyboards, and he's backed by a hip group of Chicago players that includes Curtis Prince on drums, Artee Duke Payne on saxes, and Stephen Harris on guitars – all working together in a tightly rhythmic sound with some slight spiritual undercurrents – almost in the same territory as James Mason on his legendary record from a few years before! As with that set, there's a bit of polish here, but never too much – a balance that makes the record a wonderfully mature record with a depth that keeps it going for years. Byron Woods sings lead vocals on the album's jazz dance classic "Searching For Soul" – and a few other tracks feature Theresa Davis on lead vocals. Other titles include "Everything Must Change", "Open Wide", "Passion", "Jive Mama T", "Off C", and "Mirror Mirror". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music/Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99
A pair of 70s giants from Charles Mingus – some of his best material of the decade! First up is Let My Children Hear Music – one of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert is a wonderful set – a double-length album that's great all the way through! Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD

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Charles MingusPortrait – Charles Mingus ... CD
Columbia (France), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Include tracks from Mingus Album and Mingus Dynasty from 1959 – plus "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers" from Let My Children Hear Music and the track "Please Don't Come Back From The Moon" recorded in 1989 from the album Epitaph, conducted by Gunther Schuller. CD
(Out of print.)

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Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion OrchestraDolemite ... LP
Generation International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly THE mother of all funky soundtracks – the legendary score to Rudy Ray Moore's classic first Dolemite film! The record's been referenced for years, and all the hype is totally right – because the whole thing's overflowing with funky tracks both vocal and instrumental – cut with a sound that's as gritty and badass as the movie itself! The Soul Rebellion Orchestra provided the wicked instrumental grooves for the set – and vocalists include Mary Love and Ben Taylor – and the pacing of the whole record almost makes it come across like a mini-movie in sound! You'll find enough samples on here to cut a lifetime's worth of hip hop LPs, and the funky tracks will have you coming back to the record again and again! Tracks include "The Queen", "The Rumble", "Mayor Get Away", "The Jive Jungle", "Creeper", and "Ghetto Expressions". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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