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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 Boogie Down ProductionsLove's Gonna Get'cha (voc, inst)/Kenny Parker Show (voc)/Ya Know The Rules (voc)/100 Guns (voc) (Jive Classics reissue) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1997. Very Good- (reissue)... $1.99
Jive classics reissue of 4 great BDP tracks – now all hard to find on vinyl. "100 Guns" is a bit goofy, but the rest are all pretty great, and "Love's Gonna Get'cha" has an instrumental as well. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Jive Classic 12" series sleeve,.)

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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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Jive Rhythm TracksJive Rhythm Tracks Vol 2 ... LP
Jive, 1982/1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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PigbagDr Heckle & Mr Jive ... LP
Stiff/Y Records, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fast-riffing post-punk jazz from Pigbag – captured here at their lean and stripped-down best! The album's the group's first, and has them working in a flurry of spontaneous horn parts – saxes, trumpet, and trombone leaping together with a skittish energy that's kind of a jazz-based take on the frenetic grooves of more guitar-based UK groups of the same period. Rhythms are especially strong on most tracks, and given the tight vamping of the group along with the bass, there's a feel here that predates some of the more recent work on the club jazz scene – particularly the hard-wailing sound of Soil & Pimp Sessions. All tracks are instrumentals, and titles include "Getting Up", "Big Bag", "Dozo Don", "Brazil Nuts", "Brian The Snail", "As It Will Be", and "Orangutanto". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the original inner sleeve. Cover has a mark from sticker removal and small creases on one corner.)

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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 VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 2 – A Collection Of Rare Gems From International Library Of African Music Archives ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), New Copy ... Around November 1, 2014
A treasure trove of South African sounds from mid-century – served up here in a mix of modes that really gets at the complexity of the scene at the time! There's a lot more jazz at play here than in other African musical communities – often served up in small combo ways that mix in local instrumentation, including some especially great guitar and flute! Most tracks here were only ever issued as 78rpm singles – and even without any booklet of deep historical notes, the music here is more than enough to tell the tale of this unique moment – tremendous sounds that really have a truly timeless feel. Titles include "Broadway" by Alexander Sweet Flutes, "Skanda Mayeza" by Benoni Flute Quintet, "Tshidi" by Martindale All Stars, "Johnny" by Twisting Sisters, "Paulina" by The V Dolls, "Egoli" by Mighty Queens, "Ziyavuma Mambo" by Aron & Pieter, and "Nozipho" by Ndlovu Brothers. CD

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New VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 2 – A Collection Of Rare Gems From International Library Of African Music Archives ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Around November 1, 2014
A treasure trove of South African sounds from mid-century – served up here in a mix of modes that really gets at the complexity of the scene at the time! There's a lot more jazz at play here than in other African musical communities – often served up in small combo ways that mix in local instrumentation, including some especially great guitar and flute! Most tracks here were only ever issued as 78rpm singles – and even without any booklet of deep historical notes, the music here is more than enough to tell the tale of this unique moment – tremendous sounds that really have a truly timeless feel. Titles include "Broadway" by Alexander Sweet Flutes, "Skanda Mayeza" by Benoni Flute Quintet, "Tshidi" by Martindale All Stars, "Johnny" by Twisting Sisters, "Paulina" by The V Dolls, "Egoli" by Mighty Queens, "Ziyavuma Mambo" by Aron & Pieter, and "Nozipho" by Ndlovu Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny Dyani & Mal WaldronSome Jive Ass Boer – Live At Jazz Unite ... CD
Jazz Unite (France), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful pairing of players – bassist Johnny Dyani and pianist Mal Waldron – coming together here in an early 80s date that's every bit as great as we might have hoped! Dyani's bass really gets a chance to step out here – lots of space that gives Johnny a chance to shine with some more sensitive, soulful tones on his instrument – not nearly as forceful as some of his more outside recordings of the period, and perfectly matched with Waldron's piano – which always seems to take on its own sort of richness in spare duo dates like this. Tracks are all extremely long – with a feel that's somewhat improvised, but never structure-less, and usually with a good sense of rhythm. Pablo Sauvage joins the duo on one track – "Makulu Kalahari", which also features a bit of vocals from Dyani – and other titles include "Blues For Mandela", "Safari", "African Cake Walk", "Time Will Tell", and "Strange Intrusions". CD
(Out of print.)

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New KinksUK Jive ... LP
MCA, 1989. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a large factory sticker on front.)

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New Boogie Down ProductionsMy Philosophy (voc)/Jimmy (voc)/I'm Still #1(single edit, ext, numero uno re-recording) (Jive Classics series reissue) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1997. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"I'm Still #1" Numero Uno Re-recording features all new lyrics, this time naming who "ain't down with us." And, the only dope use ever of a big band sample. Plus two more tracks from the "By Any Means Necessary" LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Buddy TateTexas Tenor – Quartet & Quintet/All Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Tribe Called QuestCheck The Rhime (LP, Mr Muhammad's mix, inst)/Award Tour (LP, radio, inst) – Jive Classics reissue ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991/1993. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jive reissue that compiles two great cuts from the Midnight Marauders LP, complete with the good Mr. Muhammad mix of "Check The Rime". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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New VariousHillbilly Jive With A Boogie Beat ... CD
Collector, 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD
Jive, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Classic Boogie Down Productions circa '89 – with prime street poetry from KRS and those raw beats and absolute prime end of the 80s production! Blueprint is an apt title for a couple reasons – the beats aren't what we'd call spare, but they're raw and unvarnished – a perfect framework for KRS's clear, consise and tough rhymes. It's also the blueprint for some of the best, tough and street aware hip hop to come. Includes "Jack Of Spades", "The Blueprint", "You Must Learn", "Who Protects Us From You?", "Why Is That?", "Breath Control", and "Bo! Bo! Bo!". CD
(Out of print European pressing.)

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Extra ProlificLike It Should Be ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $9.99
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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Millie JacksonBest Of Millie Jackson ... CD
Jive, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $2.99
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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
Also available Chapter I – Love, Pain & Forgiveness ... CD 3.99

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New 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
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)
Also available Chapter I – Love, Pain & Forgiveness ... CD 3.99

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Keith MurrayEnigma ... CD
Jive, 1996. Used ... $3.99
The 2nd Keith Murray LP, mostly produced by Erick Sermon, with a couple of tracks by the Ummah. 14 cuts, if you count the intro, including "The Rhyme", "World Be Free", "Yeah" with Busta Rhymes, Redman, Erick Sermon & Jamal, "Dangerous Ground" & "Call My Name". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New Keith MurrayIt's A Beautiful Thing ... CD
Jive/Zomba, 1998. Used ... $0.99
Keith Murray's third LP, and if we remember right, this one was never available on vinyl in the US. Not as solid front to back as his first 2 LPs, there's still a some nice latter day Def Squad boom bip going on here. Includes "Some Sh*t" featuring Canibus and Deja Vu, "Slap Somebody", "High As Hell", "When I Rap", "Bad Day", "When I Rap", "Incredible" with LL and "Slap Somebody". CD

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Keith MurrayMost Beautifullest Thing In This World (LP, inst, green eyed rmx)/Herb Is Pumpin' (voc) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Keith MurrayMost Beautifullest Thing In This World (LP, inst, green eyed rmx)/Herb Is Pumpin' (voc) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Very Good (reissue)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Reissue from 2004, in a stickred sleeve. Label has some pen.)

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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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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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 ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mobb DeepGangstaz Roll (clean, main, acapella)/Clap Those Thangs (clean, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Guest rhymes by 50 Cent on the b-side. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $6.99
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 OceanLove Zone ... LP
Jive, 1986. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – a set that's got some catchy beats on the bottom and plenty of sweetly crafted vocals over the top! The style's smooth, but never too much so – thanks to a nicely percolated sense of rhythm on most of the numbers – and in a way, the record represents a nice transition for Billy – a set that pushes him even further past his Caribbean roots into the mainstream of American soul. There's a bit of a quiet storm vibe on here, but one that's never too heavy or forced – and titles include "Love Zone", "Without You", "There'll Be Sad Songs", "Bitter Sweet", "It's Never Too Late To Try", "Showdown", "Promise Me", and "Love Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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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 ... $19.99
A beautiful stepper backed with a sweet soul ballad! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Al PerkinsWhere Are You/So Good Looking ... 7-inch
Jive, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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Schoolly DAm I Black Enough For You? ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $11.99
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- ... $0.99
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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Skinny BoysSkinny (They Can't Get Enough) ... LP
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Competent follow-up to their "Weightless" LP. Tracks include "On", "Every Kid's Dream", "Skinny", "Mystery", "Stylin", "Free Your Mind", "Skinny Groove", and "Get Pepped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cuotut notch and name in marker.)

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Skinny BoysStylin' (extended version, single edit, inst)/Set The Pace (Say Yeah) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a stickered sleeve. Labels have some marker and sticker remnants.)

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New Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $0.99
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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Too ShortCocktails ... LP
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
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- ... $4.99
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 QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 20.98
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- ... $0.49
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)... $0.99
"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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WhodiniMagic's Wand (voc, special extended mix)/It's All In Mr Magic's Wand ... 12-inch
Jive, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
"It's All In Mr Magic's Wand" is the instrumental to the vocal version. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New WhodiniWhodini (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jive/Arista/Traffic, 1983. Used ... $4.99
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 Boogie Down ProductionsStop The Violence (extended, single edit, inst)/Jimmy ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Original pic sleeve version of this classic track from KRS' first Jive LP! 3 mixes, and the sublime "Jimmy", all housed in a very 80's-looking cover! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a factory sticker, light wear and a center split in the spine.)

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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. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Steady BLet The Hustlers Play ... LP
Jive, 1988. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Chuck Nice handled some of the production on this one, but KRS mixed and produced 3 cuts, including "Turn It Loose", "The Undertaker", and the classic "Serious", one of Steady B's best cuts. Also includes "Certified Dope", "I Got Cha" and "Ya Know My Rucka", plus 5 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some marker.)

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Tribe Called QuestAnthology ... CD
Jive, 1990s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 Boogie Down ProductionsLove's Gonna Get'cha (ext hard, ext soft, 7 inch edit, inst)/The Kenny Parker Show ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the 6:43 extended version of KRS's tale of material love. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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New CasualMe-O-Mi-O (LP clean, it's a me thang clean, it's a me thang inst)/Rock On (voc, inst)/That's How It Is (disseshowedo rmx clean) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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New DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceCode Red ... LP
Jive, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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 DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Kool Rock JayJay And The Boys (ext mix, single edit, inst)/Suckers To The Side (album) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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New Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill ... LP
Jive, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Souls of Mischief93 'Til Infinity (LP, rmx, LP inst, rmx inst)/Disseshowedo ... 12-inch
Jive, 1993. Used (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Too ShortShort Dog's In The House ... LP
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Too Short's third LP 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeve. Cover has clear tape on the opening, small stains, and some marker on back.)

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New Tribe Called QuestBonita Applebum (radio edit, rmx, LP, inst, UK 12'' mix, UK radio edit)/Mr Muhammad (album) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mix labelled as "remix" here is the same as the "Hootie" mix on other 12"s, with the Isley Bros. sample. The extended UK mix is the one to check for, a 9 minute excursion with the same Ramp sample as the original, with slightly busier beats and an extended middle groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Tribe Called QuestJazz (We've Got) (LP, re-recording, re-recording inst)/Buggin Out ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to find even when it was released, this is one of Tribe's greatest singles – with the "re-recording" version of "Jazz" that's got a noisier, heavier beat, that still manages to live up to the title. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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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

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New WhodiniEscape (special edition with bonus tracks & poster) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New AaliyahAt Your Best (You Are Love) (gangstar child rmx, stepper's ball rmx, Lp mix, gangstar child rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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

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New Boogie Down ProductionsWhy Is That (ext edit, single edit, inst)/Who Protects Us From You? ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New R Kelly & Public AnnouncementBorn Into The 90s ... CD
Jive, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Booklet has some small writing in pen.)

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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)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some marker.)

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New Too ShortIndependence Day (clean, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Keith Murray. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Tribe Called QuestLow End Theory ... LP
Jive, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... 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. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wee Papa GirlsBeat, The Rhyme, The Noise ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a name in marker.)

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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 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 Jonathan ButlerMore Than Friends ... LP
Jive, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Celly CelKilla Kali ... LP
Sickwidit/Jive, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New GoldyWhipped Cream, Nuts & Cherries/The Game Is Sold Not Told/Prostitute ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New HueyPop, Lock & Drop It (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2006. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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New Steady BWhat's My Name ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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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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New Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A massive amount of rare work from East Bay funk maestro Eugene Blacknell – an artist who never cut a full album, but managed to record a lot of great funky tracks over the years! This package is the first ever full length set to focus on Eugene's work, and it's a treasure trove of guitar-heavy groovers – starting with some rough-edged, raw R&B-styled funk – then moving into some fuller party funk and boogie-styled numbers! Eugene's guitar is fully in the lead on most tracks – and the vibe of the later work is in a space that's somewhere between Bootsy Collins and Shuggie Otis – a very good place to be, in our opinion. The package was done in collaboration with Eugene's son, and features rare singles, remastered cuts, and even some exclusive and live tracks that have never seen the light of day before. The set features a whopping 25 tracks in all, all with great notes on Eugene's music and story – and titles that include "Cousin John", "Mo Self", "Jump Back", "Getting Down", "The Trip", "Dance To The Rhythm", "For The Sake Of Love", "Jive Kinda Friends", "Wah Wah Funk", "Space Funk", "Don't Stop Now", "Grov-ve Monkey", and even a few rare radio spots! CD

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New Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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", " Wrinkle Time", "Jive Hoot", "Skylark", "Sometime Ago", and "Who Cares". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and notes in pen on back.)
Also available Bob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD 18.99

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (Austria), 1965. Used ... $18.99
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.)
Also available Bob Brookmeyer & Friends ... LP 6.99

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New Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn (10 inch LP) ... LP
Storyville, 1954. Very Good ... $49.99
A great early session from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – recorded with a light easy swing that's similar to his mid 50s work with Stan Getz, and in a format that's possibly more relaxed overall! This time around, Bob's working with Al Cohn on tenor – a nice choice for the date, and a player who gives the record a different feel than the more famous Getz/Brookmeyer combination of the time. The rest of the group includes John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on bass, and Bill Anthony on drums – and there's some great interplay between Cohn's tenor and Bob's trombone – the latter of which has that trademark compressed sound throughout! Titles include "Jive At Five", "In The Mode", "Skylark", and "Open Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean – and cover is in great shape!)

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New Jack CostanzoBack From Havana ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A real treasure – and the best album in years from Latin percussion maestro Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! Jack's moved past the bongo rhythms that he was famous for in the 50s and 60s, and is working here as the lead congolero in a tight group that features some bright young west coast Latin Jazz talents. The record's got all the fresh flavor of some of the best recent Cubop sessions – and the session was produced by Bobby Matos, with a real appreciation for the strongest points in Jack's playing. No-nonsense, hard-hitting Latin jazz all the way through – and tracks include "Descarga.com", "Jack's Back", "Going Home", "Trompeta y Bongo", "Airegin", "Milestones", "Nana Sere", and "Jive Samba". CD

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Jack Costanzo & Gerrie WooLatin Percussion With Soul (limited edition vinyl) ... LP
Tico/Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
An obscure little album from Jack "Mr Bongo" Constanzo – his only entry into the Latin Soul genre, and a really nice batch of grooves! Jacko's working here with singer Gerrie Woo – who sings in English on about half of the album's tracks, giving the set a nice pop-styled Latin groove that reminds us a lot of Willie Bobo's work for Verve, and some of the more unusual indie Latin albums of the time. The set's filled with loads of great numbers – including Hector Rivera compositions "Recuerdos", "Que Vengo Acabando", "Don't Squeeze The Peaches", and "Mambo Jack" – plus covers of "Jive Samba", "Words", and "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version on 140 gram vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.)

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New 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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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
Also available Straight Up ... CD 16.99

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Exit 9Straight Up ... CD
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. Used ... $16.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Straight Up ... CD 21.99

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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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Babs GonzalesSunday Afternoon At Small's Paradise With Babs Gonzales ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good ... $39.99
A mad mad afternoon with the great Babs Gonzales – one of the hippest jazz singers ever! The set is one of Babs' best on records, and it features a mix of jazz vocals and hipster monologues that shows perfectly the mixture of talent and hustling that Babs used to make a name for himself in the New York scene. He's backed by a nice little combo that includes friends and songwriting partners like Horace Parlan, Clark Terry, and Johnny Griffin – and the set includes loads of great numbers like "Dem Jive New York People", "Keep An Ugly Woman", "Be Bop Santa Claus", and "Le Moody Mood Pour Amour". The whole thing's hung together with some great patter, and recorded in a way that shows the warm spirit of all the more famous folks who kept Babs going along during his glory years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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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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Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Despite the fact that this album's got an African-sounding name, and features a painting of Quincy in tribal garb, the album's actually a compilation of his 60's stuff for Mercury – which was not very Afro-funky, but which is still pretty darn groovy! The record's got his stunning cut "Soul Bossa Nova" (as used in Austin Powers!), plus lots of other groovy groovy stuff like "Jive Samba", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Rack 'em Up", "Harlem Drive", and "Gravy Waltz". Very nice stuff, and a great batch of material you can't find easily. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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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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