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Cannonball AdderleyJive Samba/Lillie ... 7-inch
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear and a small sticker.)

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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 ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousBeer Parlor Jive – Western Swing 1935 - 1941 ... LP
Topic (UK), 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $19.99
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 VariousUrban Africa – Jive Hits Of The Townships ... CD
Polydor, 1989. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jive Rhythm TracksJive Rhythm Tracks Vol 2 ... LP
Jive, 1982/1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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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New VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. CD

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New VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album

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New MannishJive U The Mann (album, radio edit, inst)/Mannish (album, radio edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Correct, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A-side produced by Nu-Mark. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz 1940 to 1960 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Buddy TateTexas Tenor – Quartet & Quintet/All Star Jive At Five ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... 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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BDP, Run-DMC, Kool Moe Dee,East Coast vs West Coast ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $5.99
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 a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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New Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP
Jive, 1989. Good+ ... $9.99
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!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing including the printed inner sleeve. Cover is heavily stained on the spine half, with some stuck-on paper on front, creasing, and some marker.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsJack Of Spades (BDP movie mix, extended rmx, inst)/Necessary/I'm Still #1 (extended rmx, single edit, numero uno rerecording) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
"I'm Still #1" Numero Uno Re-recording features all new lyrics, this time naming who "ain't down with BDP." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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Raheem DeVaughnLove & War Masterpeace ... CD
Jive, 2010. Used ... $8.99
Maybe the greatest set so far from Raheem DeVaughn – an artist we loved way back in his early mixtape days, and one who's grown tremendously in recent years! The set's filled with wisdom and knowledge – and comes across with this deeply soulful feel that's rooted in the righteous era of Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron, but which also bumps along with plenty of contemporary touches too – thanks to some sweet production help from Kenny Dope on some of the album's best cuts! The mix of Kenny and Raheem is a dream come true – and Cornel West drops in a few spoken bits to round out the album's sense of purpose too – alongside other guests who include Jill Scott, Bilal, Malik Yusef, Wale, and Ludacris. Cuts include "Bedroom", "My Wife", "Bulletproof", "Nobody Wins A War", "Fragile", "Mr Right", "I Don't Care", and "Black & Blue". CD

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E-40Big Ballin' With My Homies (clean, inst, album)/Earl, That's Yo Life (clean, inst, album) ... 12-inch
Jive/Sickwidit, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Off the Charlie Hustle album. "Earl, That's Yo Life" features Too Short and Otis & Shug. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Flock Of SeagullsFlock Of Seagulls ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Millie JacksonBest Of Millie Jackson ... CD
Jive, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
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Syleena JohnsonChapter I – Love, Pain & Forgiveness ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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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New Glenn JonesGlenn Jones ... LP
Jive/RCA, 1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Classic quiet storm material from Glenn Jones – smooth, mellow, with a snaking drum machine laying down the groove on most of the cuts, hitting hard with splashy beats that envelop Glenn's sweet lyrical approach. Titles include "All I Need To Know", "Oh Girl", "That Night Mood", "Living In The Limelight", "At Last", "We've Only Just Begun", and "It's All In The Game". Lots of classics given the 80s slow jam treatment! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has an anti-theft sensor on back.)

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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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Keith MurrayMost Beautifullest Thing In This World (radio, sax rmx radio, green eyed rmx radio, LP inst, green eyed rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ... $24.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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
(BMG music club pressing.)

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R KellyChocolate Factory (with bonus disc) ... CD
Jive, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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R KellyTP-2.Com ... CD
Jive, 2000. Used ... $0.99
19 tracks in all, including "TP-2", "R&B Thug", "The Greatest Sex", "Like A Real Freak", "Fiesta", "I Wish", "I Wish (rmx – To The Homies That We Lost)" and"Feelin' On Yo Booty". CD

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R Kelly & Jay-ZBest Of Both Worlds ... CD
Jive/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A monumental meeting of the majors – R Kelly and Jay Z, Jive and Def Jam, in a landmark record that's bound to sew up the charts for the next decade or so! Tracks include "Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body", "Get This Money", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Naked", "It Ain't Personal", "Shake Ya Body" featuring Lil Kim, "The Streets", "Shorty", "Green Light" featuring Beanie Sigel, and "P***y" featuring Devin The Dude. CD

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New Kool Rock JIt's A Black Thing (extended mix, radio, inst)/Too High (extended mix, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Kool Rock Jay & The DJ SliceTales From The Dope Side ... LP
Jive, 1990. Very Good ... $9.99
11 tracks in all, including "It's A Black Thing", "Servin Em Well", "Notorious" and "Break Before Your Broke On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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NeuroniumHeritage ... LP
Jive Electro (UK), 1984. Sealed ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a tear.)

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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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Schoolly DNo More Rock N' Roll (clean, dirty)/Mr Big Dick ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill ... LP
Jive, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 light wear, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Skinny BoysSkinny (ext rmx, single edit, inst)/Mystery (ext rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Somehow the Skinny Boys were never able to recapture the dopeness of their first independent LP, but these two from their first Jive release come close. 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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Steady BLet The Hustlers Play ... LP
Jive, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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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- ... $2.99
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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WhodiniBack In Black ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Record club pressing.)

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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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VariousDangerous Dance Music ... LP
Jive, 1982. Very Good ... $1.99
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New VariousWord 2 ... LP
Jive, Late 80s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A nice sampling of the Jive label, back when they were the biggest major in hip hop. Tracks feature "Bring The Beat Back" by Steady B, "My Philosophy" by BDP, "Coqui 900" by Schooly D, "It's Fresh" by Ms. Melodie, "How Ya Like Me Now" by Kool Moe Dee, and "I'm Def" by Whodini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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AaliyahAge Ain't Nothing But A Number (180 gram white vinyl – with bonus track) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Jive, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Her first LP, produced by R Kelly. 11 tracks, plus the intro and a bonus remix of the single "Back & Forth", also includes the title track, "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do", 'Street thing", "Old School" and "I'm Down". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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New Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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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Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders ... LP
Jive, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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New ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the mid 00s. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery title – while the Pusha T & Malice style of precise storytelling and detached deliveries probably make them one of the most natural duos in the game. A gritty rap masterpiece. Tracks include "We Got It For Cheap", "Momma I'm So Sorry", the masterful "Mr Me Too" feat Pharrell, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug, "Dirty Money", "Ride Around Shining" feat the Re-Up Gang, "Key's Open Doors", "Chinese New Year" feat Rosco P Coldchain, "Nightmares" feat Pharrell & Bilal and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl.)

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New E-40Element Of Surprise ... CD
Jive, 1998. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Hope I Don't Go back", 'From The Ground Up", "Trump Change" and "Zoom". Guest spots by Too Short, K Ci & Jo Jo, Master P, Mack 10 and WC. CD

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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. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New KRS-OneReturn Of The Boom Bap ... LP
Jive, 1993. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
KRS first solo lp, with production by Premier and Kid Capri, has him trying to break out of the formula of the last BDP LP. OK, about half the material is forgettable, but the tracks that hit, more than make up for it. With the hits "Outta Here", "I Can't Wake Up", "Black Cop", "Sound of the Police". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Mobb DeepGangstaz Roll (clean, main, acapella)/Clap Those Thangs (clean, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2003. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guest rhymes by 50 Cent on the b-side. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Billy OceanWhen The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (extended, 7" version, club, inst) ... 12-inch
Arista/Jive, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, peeled strip along the top, and a tear on the back panel near the spine.)

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New Schoolly DAm I Black Enough For You? ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 & some creasing.)

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New Steady BBring The Beat Back ... LP
Jive, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We may be in the minority here, but we're still fans of that mid-80's Pop Art sound. The album is a collection of his earlier single on Pop Art, with "Bring The Beat Back", "Stupid Fresh" and the novelty cuts "Yo Mutha" and "Do The Fila" the answer to Joeski Love's "Pee Wee Dance." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily 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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New Too ShortIndependence Day (clean, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Keith Murray. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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

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New UGK (Underground Kingz)Underground Kingz ... CD
Jive, 2007. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Al PerkinsWhere Are You/So Good Looking ... 7-inch
Jive, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill (radio, ext mix, voc, inst)/Mr Big Dick (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive 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)... Out Of Stock
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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 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 Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop ... CD
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!". CD
(Out of print European pressing.)
Also available Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop ... LP 9.99

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New Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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New Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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(Promo.)

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New Little BruceMobbin' In My Old School/Keep A Tre' 8/Cognac Killa/Foolocka Crew ... 12-inch
Sickwidit/Jive, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Sonny OkosunsWhich Way Nigeria? ... LP
Jive Afrika, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Al PerkinsLove Me Baby/So Long ... 7-inch
Jive, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful stepper backed with a sweet soul ballad! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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New 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. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 WhodiniEscape (I Need A Break) (special extended mix, acapella, inst)/Haunted House Of Rock (special rock mix) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
"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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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too – a very hip little record that features arrangements that are slightly bigger than before – almost a CTI sort of mode, with a similar CTI sense of space, sound, and timing! There's some great keyboards on the set – courtesy of George Duke and Mike Wolff – and other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Airto on percussion, Sam Jones and Walter Booker on bass, and Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy on drums. The keyboards lead off most numbers, but they're followed strongly by Cannon and Nat – both of whom open up wonderfully in the magical setting of the record! Titles include great new takes on "Sack O Woe", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "74 Miles Away", "Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Country Preacher", "Domination", and "This Here" – plus "Hi Fly" and "Hamba Nami". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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New Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 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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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 14.99

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (Austria), 1965. Used ... $14.99
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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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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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 13.99

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Exit 9Straight Up ... CD
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. Used ... $13.99
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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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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Jo JonesJo Jones – The Everest Years (Jo Jones Trio/Vamp Til Ready) ... CD
Everest/Empire, 1958/1960. Used ... $18.99
The complete Everest recordings of drummer Jo Jones – served up on one double-length CD! The first 12 tracks on the set are from 1958's Jo Jones Trio – a real classic from the legendary drummer, and the kind of a spare session that really lets his work on drums come to the forefront! Jo's working here with Ray Bryant on piano and brother Tommy Bryant on bass – in a mode that's got some of the soulful undercurrents of the Bryant recordings of the time, but which is also a bit more rhythmically-oriented – in a way that let's Jones' swinging skills dominate a bit more. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Greensleeves", "Philadelphia Bound", "I Got Rhythm", "Bebop Irishman", and "Little Susie". The remaining 12 tracks on the CD are from the album Vamp Til Ready – recorded in 1960, and featuring Jones in sextet formation with Harry Edison on trumpet, Bennie Green on trombone, Jimmy Forrest on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. There's a lively swinging feel to the set – one that's somewhere between the Verve sound of the mid 50s, and the Prestige/Swingville mode of the time. Jones' drums are a key part of the energy of the album – bristling along with a sharp-edged energy that makes even the mellow tunes relatively lively – and Jo lets the horn players get in plenty of nice licks on the set, a feature that we especially like when Forrest gets a chance to solo! Titles include "Should I", "Sandy's Body", "Show Time", "Liza", "Royal Garden Blues", "Mozelle's Alley", "Sox Trot", and "In The Forrest". Both albums produced by Raymond Scott, too! CD
(Out of print! Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Quincy JonesStrike Up The Band ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
A tasty collection of Quincy Jones' early 60s recordings for Mercury – and one that focuses on some of the tightest and grooviest tunes from the time! The approach here is a wonderful blend of soul jazz rhythms, modern arrangements, and some of Quincy's more soundtrack-oriented styles of the time – an style that's always sensitive to the strengths of the individual players in the group, yet which also sets them up in some backings that move along beautifully with a tremendous sense of groove! Quincy's bands at this point were overflowing with great talent – players like Lalo Schifrin, Zoot Sims, Roland Kirk, James Moody, Bobby Scott, Gary Burton, Jerome Richardson, and Toots Thielemans – all of whom make great contributions to these tunes. And the set features a whopping 14 tracks in all – with titles that include "Dreamsville", "Bossa Nova USA", "Take Five", "Jive Samba", "Soldier In The Rain", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Baby Elephant Walk", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", and "Desafinado". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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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New BB KingBlues Is King ... CD
Bluesway/Traffic, 1967. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A 60s set from Memphis bluesman BB King – but one put together with a very distinct Chicago touch as well! The set's produced by Johnny Pate, and recorded live with a vibe that's similar to King's classic recording at The Regal – but it's almost got even more of a soulful punch, thanks to backing from a cool small combo that includes Bobby Forte on tenor, Kenneth Sands on trumpet, Duke Jethro on Hammond, and Louis Satterfield on bass! BB's vocals are great – in his best early form – and the tunes are bluesy, but also smoke with a nice degree of soul – and almost some jazzy touches at times from the tenor and organ. Titles include "Don't Answer The Door", "Blind Love", "Tired Of Your Jive", "Night Life", "Buzz Me", and "Waitin On You". CD

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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
Also available Your Mama Don't Dance ... LP 9.99

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Charles KynardYour Mama Don't Dance ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Your Mama Don't Dance ... CD 26.99

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Herbie MannLatin Mann – Afro To Bossa To Blues ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album of Latin material from Herbie Mann – and proof that he's equally great in just about any setting! The album's a rare Columbia Records outing from Herbie – but it's easily one of his greatest of the 60s, thanks to some really smoking arrangements from Oliver Nelson – plus an all-star cast of players that includes Carmell Jones, Dave Pike, Jimmy Heath, Patato Valdez, Willie Bobo, Charlie Palmieri, and a young Chick Corea! Tracks are short, tight, and very rhythmic – grooving in a snapping approach to Latin that's filled with plenty of soul, but which also features plenty of jazzy touches as well. A few tunes here are familiar, but they're given wonderful new treatment by Herbie and Nelson – and the record easily beats most Verve or Impulse sessions of this type at their own game! Tracks include "Bijou", "Ave Maria Morena", "Watermelon Man", "Interlude", "Let's Boom Chitty Boom", "Senor Blues", "Jungle Fantasy", and "Jive Samba". 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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Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on Side 1.)

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Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Uptown, Mid 40s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Wonderful work from one of the most important early bop trumpeters – the mighty Howard McGhee, heard here in a set of rare material that includes obscure studio sessions and some surprisingly great live performances too! McGhee was one of the first and the best to turn the trumpet towards bop – a player at a level that matched the young Clifford Brown or Fats Navarro at their best – especially in these formative early years, when Howard had a sense of tone and timing that was completely sublime! Most tracks are short and very tight – and even the ballads have this crispness that really illustrates the fresh contributions that McGhee was making to music at the time. The set features four tracks from a 1945 Philo Records session, four more from a 1946 Melodisc session, and eleven more tracks from radio broadcasts – all surprisingly well recorded. Players include Teddy Edwards on tenor (on most of the tracks here), Sonny Criss on alto, George Crawford or Vernon Biddle on piano, Bob Kesterson on bass, and the great Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Howard's Blues", "Killin Jive", "The Man I Love", "Dark Eyes", "Mop Mop", "Lifestream", "Night Mist", "Blues A La King", "Ornithology", and "Intersection". CD

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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 ... $6.99
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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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary little funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD 7.99

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Bernard PeifferJazz In Paris – La Vie En Rose ... CD
Universal (France), 1952/1953. Used ... $9.99
Bernard Peiffer was one of the greatest pianists working in the French scene of the postwar years – a technical master of the keys, with a level of skill to equal that of Oscar Peterson, and a rhythmic, pulsating style that had some nice traces of Errol Garner. Peiffer's genius is captured beautifully in this 21 track set – a collection of recordings from 1952 and 1953, originally issued as 78rpm singles by the Blue Star label, but remastered here for the collection! Pieffer's work on the keys is tremendous throughout – and on some tracks he's playing solo, while others feature rhythm work from Pierre Michelot on bass and Jean-Louis Vale on drums. The CD features a total of 21 tracks in all, including 2 previously unreleased tunes – and titles include "La Vie En Rose", "Ballad In Paris", "Hit That Jive Jack", "Tired Blues", "Don't Blame Me", "Midday On Champs Elysees", and "Slow Burn". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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