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Khan JamalThinking Of You ... LP
Storyville (Switzerland), 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Khan Jamal on vibes, Byard Lancaster on alto and flute, Oliver Collins on piano and keyboards, Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Omar Hill on percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Al Gromer KhanInner Witness ... CD
Zustand (Germany), 2014. Used ... $8.99
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Ali Akbar KhanGarden Of Dreams ... CD
Triloka, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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Ali Akbar KhanJourney ... CD
Triloka/Golden Circle, 1990. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chaka KhanChaka ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as much magic with Chaka here as he'd done with Aretha Franklin a decade before. Includes the original version of "I'm Every Woman", which still sound great to this day – plus "Love Has Fallen On Me", "Roll Me Through The Rushes", the nice "We Got The Love" duet with George Benson, "Some Love", "Life Is A Dance", "A Woman In A Man's World", "I Was Made To Love Him" and "Sleep On It". CD

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New Chaka KhanCK ... CD
Warner, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Soul Talkin", "Sticky Wicked", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Make It Last", "I'll Be Around", and "Signed Sealed Delivered". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available CK ... LP 1.99

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Chaka KhanCK ... LP
Warner, 1988. Sealed ... $1.99
Titles include "Soul Talkin", "Sticky Wicked", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Make It Last", "I'll Be Around", and "Signed Sealed Delivered". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available CK ... CD 5.99

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Chaka KhanEpiphany – The Best Of Chaka Khan – Sampler ... 12-inch
Warner, 1980s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
A half dozen of Chaka's best solo tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, with one of the nicer, new tracks that was also included on her best of, featuring Chaka alongside Me'Shell Ndegeocello and David Gamson, the radio edit of "Never Miss The Water". Also includes "Ain't Nobody", "Tell Me Something Good (live)", "I'm Every Woman" and "Through The Fire". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chaka KhanI Feel For You ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... $2.99
Chaka Khan steps off her smoother sets from the early 80s here – into a groove that's a bit chunkier, funkier, and with some key 80s groove touches! Arif Mardin's still in charge of the whole project here, but he's opened the door to a host of other producers to update Chaka's sound for the dancefloor – including John Robie, Russ Titelman, James Newton Howard, and others. The title hit – "I Feel For You" – is a vocoder bumping classic from back in the day – and other tracks include "Chinatown", "This Is My Night", "La Flamme", "My Love Is Alive", "Hold Her", "Through The Fire", and "Stronger Than Before". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chaka KhanNaughty ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her other albums. Includes the great "Papillon", her remake of "Hot Butterfly", plus "Move Me No Mountain", "So Naughty", "Too Much Love", and "Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Chaka KhanOriginal Album Series (Chaka/Naughty/What Cha Gonna Do For Me/Chaka Khan/I Feel For You) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1978/1980/1981/1982/1984. New Copy 5 CDs ... $19.99 21.98
Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers – the wonderful second chapter of her career, when she fully broke away from Rufus, and became an amazing solo act on her own! All the records here are classics, and really take Khan who a whole new level – often working with production and arrangements from the legendary Arif Mardin, who did for Chaka in the 80s what he'd done for Aretha Franklin in earlier years. The groove is sophisticated and soulful – and even some of the more pop-oriented cuts still come off great – thanks to vocals from Chaka that really ring out with a hell of a lot of power and pride. The package features five full albums – Chaka, Naughty, What Cha Gonna Do For Me, Chaka Khan, and I Feel For You – all packaged in small LP-styled sleeves! CD

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Chaka KhanWhat Cha' Gonna Do For Me ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Wonderful stuff – and despite what you might think about her work with Rufus, we've always felt that Chaka Khan was equally good, if not better, during the early years of her solo career. This album's a totally solid soul effort, with production by Arif Mardin that's right up there with his best work for Atlantic – and a very catchy batch of cuts, including the hit "Any Old Sunday", plus "We Got Each Other", "We Can Work It Out", "Night Moods", and "Father He Said". Also features the cut "I Know You, I Live You", a big Chicago house cut from the old days. And hey, she went to school around the corner from our old office! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanDevotional & Love Songs ... CD
Real World, 1988/1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffar KhanUstad Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan ... LP
Odeon (India), 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Ustad plays sitar with tabla accompaniment! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing! Top cover seam is split, but rest of cover is nice.)

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Ustad Ali Akbar KhanMaster Musician Of India ... LP
Connoisseur Society, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Khan on sarod, plus Pandi Mahaparush Misra on tabla and Anila Sinha on tanpura. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ustad Vilayat KhanGuru – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $7.99
A very cool set of tracks written by Ustad Vilayat Khan – for this early Merchant-Ivory production that starred Rita Tushingham and Michael York. All tracks are sitar-tabla based – some short, some quite long – save for one number that has vocals by Michael York. Titles include "Tom's Boat Song", "Train Journey", "The Pupil & His Master – Rag Bilawai", "The Haunted Palace", "Tom's Arrival", and "Concert In The Haunted Palace – Rag Yamani". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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RufusRufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work by one of the archetypal funky soul bands of the 70s – and a group whose impact is still being felt today! Of course, one of the reasons for that is Chaka Khan's incredible vocals – caught here at a prime early point, and very nicely set against some warm electric keyboards and tight groovy guitars – which provide a groove that's live and spontaneous, and never too forced – just the right kind of energy to work perfectly with her approach to the lyrics, without any of the too-polished modes you'd fine from copycat groups trying to fake a sound like this. Rufus had been with Chaka for years by this point – fusing together a sublime blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock – a sound they forged woodshedding in Chicago in the early days, let loose in perfect studio territory on the west coast of the 70s. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Jive Talking", "Sweet Thing", "Fools Paradise", "Circle", "Everybody Has An Aura", and "On Time". CD

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RufusVery Best Of Rufus With Chaka Khan ... CD
MCA, Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
Sure, you've heard a lot of these cuts a million times – but honestly, it's still great to hear Rufus and Chaka, whatever the setting! The set dips back into the ABC recordings by the group, and features tracks from the years 1974 to 1979. Titles include "You Got The Love", "Sweet Thing", "Hollywood", "Tell Me Something Good", "Do You Love What You Feel", "Stay", and "Once You Get Started". CD

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRufusized ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Sure, it was a hit – but it's also an excellent batch of jazzy soul, sung by one of the 70's greatest voices, backed by a sweet mellow vibe that's still influencing hip hoppers today. Includes the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm A Woman", "Somebody's Watching You", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", and "Right Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Sean Khan with OmarDon't Let The Sun Go Down (4 Hero main mix, 4 Hero dub)/Things To Say (Nicola Conte rmx)/Sister Soul ... 12-inch
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Early October, 2014
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanCamouflage ... LP
MCA, 1981. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
An under-appreciated gem by Rufus – the group's last album before Chaka left to depart on her successful early 80s solo career – and a nice one nonetheless! There's a trace of 80s groove in the mix – especially on the bass and percussion – but these elements are handled with all the warmth and jazziness that we've come to love from the group's 70s recordings – and Chaka's voice, as always, keeps things strongly soulful no matter what the setting! The album's overflowing with catchy groovers – and titles include "Secret Friend", "Jigsaw", "Better Together", "Music Man", "True Love", "Quandry", "Lilah", "Sharing The Love", and "Losers In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Chaka KhanChaka ... LP
Warner, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as much magic with Chaka here as he'd done with Aretha Franklin a decade before. Includes the original version of "I'm Every Woman", which still sound great to this day – plus "Love Has Fallen On Me", "Roll Me Through The Rushes", the nice "We Got The Love" duet with George Benson, "Some Love", "Life Is A Dance", "A Woman In A Man's World", "I Was Made To Love Him" and "Sleep On It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chaka ... CD 9.99

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New RufusRufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... CD
MCA, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by one of the archetypal funky soul bands of the 70s – and a group whose impact is still being felt today! Of course, one of the reasons for that is Chaka Khan's incredible vocals – caught here at a prime early point, and very nicely set against some warm electric keyboards and tight groovy guitars – which provide a groove that's live and spontaneous, and never too forced – just the right kind of energy to work perfectly with her approach to the lyrics, without any of the too-polished modes you'd fine from copycat groups trying to fake a sound like this. Rufus had been with Chaka for years by this point – fusing together a sublime blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock – a sound they forged woodshedding in Chicago in the early days, let loose in perfect studio territory on the west coast of the 70s. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Jive Talking", "Sweet Thing", "Fools Paradise", "Circle", "Everybody Has An Aura", and "On Time". CD
(Small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
Also available Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan ... CD 13.99

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New Khan JamalDrum Dance To The Motherland ... CD
Dogtown/Eremite, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare early session from vibist Khan Jamal – recorded with his Philly-based Creative Arts Ensemble collective! The group follows strongly in the spirit of similar combos from Chicago and St Louis – particularly the latter – and Jamal's group is working here in a mode that's initiated by the original sonic experiments of the AACM, but taken to deeper, more organic levels. Given Khan's later work, the thing that's most surprising here is the sound texture of the record – because although seemingly improvised, there's also a greater feel towards a whole here – a spacey, ethereal quality that reminds us of some of Sun Ra's most creative moments. Jamal plays vibes, marimba, and clarinet – and the rest of the group includes Monette Sudler on guitar and percussion, Alex Ellison on drums, Dwight James on drums and clarinet, and Billy Mills on both electric and acoustic bass. Although not overly electric, there's a shimmering quality to the music here – as if the production abstracted the original acoustic sound with weird echo and other techniques! Titles include "Inner Peace", "Drum Dance", "Cosmic Echoes", and "Breath Of Life". CD

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New Rufus featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stone cold classic, and probably the best record Rufus or Chaka ever did! By this point, they've honed their soul style into a nice jazzy groove, and Chaka's voice is in total control – without too much pyrotechnics, and with a nice mellow sound. Includes the classic hit "Hollywood", plus "Slow Screw Against The Wall", "Close The Door", and "Everlasting Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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New Rufus & Chaka KhanStreet Player ... CD
MCA, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
By the time of this release, Chaka's name had supplanted that of Rufus on the marquee – but the record's still very much in the band's classic jazzy soul style, with a production tip that's perhaps a bit larger than usual. Clare Fischer and Seawind help out on the arrangements – and tracks include "Street Player", "Stranger To Love", "Turn", "Change Your Ways", "Take Time", "Turn", and "Best Of Your Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Rufus With Chaka KhanRufusized ... CD
MCA, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sure, it was a hit – but it's also an excellent batch of jazzy soul, sung by one of the 70's greatest voices, backed by a sweet mellow vibe that's still influencing hip hoppers today. Includes the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm A Woman", "Somebody's Watching You", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", and "Right Is Right". CD
Also available Rufusized ... LP 2.99
 
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Leonieke ScheubleDebut ... CD
Shubla Khan, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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Arista All StarsBlue Montreux ... CD
Arista/RCA, 1978. Used ... $16.99
A sweet session of 70s electric jazz – recorded as a unique live all-star outing by a group of Arista's best jazz players at the time! The group's an octet, but plays together in differing formations throughout the record – with Warren Bernhardt on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Steve Jordan on drums, Steve Khan and Larry Coryell on guitars, Tony Levin on bass, and Mike Maineri on vibes – the last of which really make for some of the best numbers on the album! Bernhardt's keyboards are pretty good too – stepping out with a spacious, fluid feel that's never jamming – and more in the open-ended Bob James side of the spectrum, although his overall sound is a lot different than Bob's! Titles include "Blue Montreux", "Rocks", "I'm Sorry", "Floating", "Cloud Motion", "Uptowned", "Love Play", and "A Funky Waltz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mario BiondiSun ... CD
Sony, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The sun shines brightly on Mario Biondi – really making this record sparkle with a charm that goes way beyond Mario's previous albums – a quality that's less retro than before, and which shows Biondi as a growing soul star with really universal appeal! There's still some of the old school jazz in the mix that we love from Mario's Schema work – but the album's also got a fuller production style at times, one that really expands the palette of Biondi's colors, and which has him working here with help from key guests who include Omar, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, Incognito, and Chaka Khan – and even a bit of organ from the James Taylor Quartet! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick helped co-write a good number of tracks on the set – and titles include "Shine On", "Come To Me", "Woman Woman", "What Have You Done To Me", "Never Stop", "La Voglia La Pazzia L'Idea", "Girl Blue", "Light To The World", and "Catch The Sunrise". CD

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New Aretha FranklinLove All The Hurt Away ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An early 80s gem from Aretha Franklin – one of the best of her years at Arista Records, thanks to solid help in the studio from the mighty Arif Mardin! Mardin's in perfect form here – the same blend of older soul and jazzier, more sophisticated styles that he was also bringing to Chaka Khan at the time – although Franklin's arguably more deserving of his talents, given her long relationship with the producer! There's a full, mature feel here – one that really gets Aretha back in gear as a singer, and shows off her talents to a new generation in new ways – yet all without trying too hard for a crossover hit. Tunes include a few originals by Franklin, and titles include "Kind Of Man", "Whole Lot Of Me", "Love All The Hurt Away", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "It's My Turn", "There's A Star For Everyone", and "Hold On I'm Coming". LP, Vinyl record album

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Renee GeyerIt's A Man's Man's World ... CD
RCA/Mushroom (Australia), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the funkiest, most soulful albums to come from Australia in the 70s – and the crowning achievement of singer Renee Geyer! Renee's got a style that makes her a blue-eyed equivalent of Chaka Khan during her years with Rufus – and the band here shares a very similar style, with an ability to play hard and funky at all the right moments – then lay back into a sweeter soul vibe on the mellower cuts! And yes, Geyer draws plenty from the American scene of the time – but she's also a real original, and comes across here with a sense of presence that's undeniable. The album is easily one of Renee's best, and was the start in launching her on a huge career in 70s Australia. Titles include the classic original "Love the Way You Love" – plus "Do Your Thing", "The Tell Me Of An Uncloudy Day", "What Do I Do On Sunday Morning", "Once In A Lifetime Thing", "Feel Good", "Mama's Little Girl", "It's Been A Long Time", "Take Me Where You Took Me Last Night", and "Feel Good". CD

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Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.98
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the best players of his generation – and help forge an audience for the modern tones of the newer music by bringing in some of the more powerful elements of the old! This quality really comes through in the initial batch of big band recordings in the package, which take up most of CD1 – tunes that echo some of the work Jackson had done with Woody Herman's group in the late 40s, but arguably even more hard-biting and boppish – with strong work from Frank Socolow on alto, Teddy Charles on vibes, Ray Turner and Al Young on tenor, and the trio of Norman Faye, Al Porcino, and Charlie Walp on trumpets. Arrangements are by drummer Tiny Khan for the big band sides – and the set also features smaller ensemble work with Gene Roland's Boppers, led by trumpeter Gene Roland – plus work by the quintet of vibist Joe Roland with singer Paula Castle. The set also features a very cool combo recorded in Sweden – Chubby Jackson's Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Frank Socolow on tenor. The whopping package features 2CDs, 37 tracks – and mixes together live tracks, radio broadcasts, and some rare recording sessions too. CD

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New Maysa (Maysa Leak)Sweet Classic Soul ... CD
Shanachie, 2006. Used ... $6.99
Timeless soul from Maysa – who here lends her sweet molasses vocals to numbers made famous by Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, The Stylistics, Roberta Flack and others! Maysa fully employs the sophisticated mellow soul approach on this set – befitting the material quite grandly with her sultry vocals, and tight band providing laidback keys, snapping drums & percussion, and some jazzy smooth horns and flute in spots. The most mature outing yet from the gifted vocalist whose roots helped plant Incognito! Tracks include "Wishing On A Star", "Don't Say Goodnight", "All I Do", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", "Come Go With Me", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Playing Your Game, Baby", "Love Comes Easy", "Any Love" and "The First Time (I Ever Saw Your Face)". CD

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Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene in Tokyo and Germany! The approach on this record is kind of like a mixture between Chaka Khan and Joni Mitchell – lots of upbeat grooves, mixed with jazzy acoustic guitar and some wonderfully soaring vocals – in a style that needs to be heard to be fully understood. The standout cut is the amazing "Jimmy Jean", a soaring jazzy dance cut with unbelievable vocals – and other nice ones include "Sliding", "Ain't No Two Ways", and "All To You". CD

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New Alicia MyersAlicia Again ... LP
MCA, 1981. Sealed ... $3.99
One of the nicest solo records by Alicia Myers – formerly a vocalist with Al Hudson and The Soul Partners, but sounding even better here on her own. The record's got a strong smooth midtempo groove – with the beat toned down a bit from earlier days, in a style that works perfectly for Alicia's voice. A perfect bit of soul for that warm Sunday afternoon in the fall – king of similar to Chaka Khan's great solo work on Warner from the same time. Titles include "When Love Starts To Go", "I'm So Lonely", "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone", and "Do Your Kind Of Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Esther PhillipsEsther Phillips w/Beck (aka What A Difference A Day Makes) ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a tight batch of jazzy soul, with backing by funky fusion players like Steve Khan, David Sanborn, and The Brecker Brothers – plus guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal billing on the original album cover! Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good- ... $5.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest soul divas! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and some stains. Label has a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Perfect Angel (Japanese version) ... CD 9.99

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Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel (Japanese version) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1974. Used ... $9.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest soul divas! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Perfect Angel ... LP 5.99

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New Max RoachSpeak, Brother, Speak ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Solidly righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz expression! The record only features 2 long tracks – each a side apiece – played by Max with a quartet that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Khan on bass, and Mal Waldron on piano. Jordan really takes off on the album – demonstrating a great ability for long blowing and creative exploration that was only hinted at on his other studio sessions at the time, and which really points the way towards some of his freer-thinking records of the 70s. Waldron is great too – bringing in some nicely darker colors that really help to round out the sound. Titles include "Speak Brother Speak" and "A Variation". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Fantasy pressing.)

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RufusNumbers ... LP
ABC, 1979. Sealed Gatefold ... $2.99
Rufus without Chaka Khan – but a surprisingly nice set, nonetheless! The album features various members of the group on lead vocals – singing in a warm, compressed style that's got the same sort of AOR sound as the group's jazzy grooves at the time. The overall musicianship is still quite nice – a commercial take on jazz funk, but played to perfection, thanks to the tightness of the ensemble. Titles include the instrumental "Red Hot Poker", plus "Dancin Mood", "Don't You Sit Alone", "Bet My Dreams", "Pleasure Dome", and "Life In The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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RufusParty Til You're Broke ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Great later work from Rufus – working here without Chaka Khan on vocals, but sounding even jazzier as a result! There almost seems to be more emphasis on the instrumentation than before – and the album's got a warmly funky groove that definitely carries on the 70s Rufus tradition, but cleans things up a bit for the 80s generation – especially lean on the rhythms and the keyboards! Tony Maiden and David Wolinski handle the vocals, often in a compressed way that's mixed right down in the music – but the real charm here comes from the rhythms and the sweet jazzy licks in the grooves. Titles include "Tonight We Love", "Can I Show You", "What Is It", "Afterwards", "We Got The Way", "Party Til You're Broke", "Love Is Taking Over", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar's Festival From India ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Heavy-duty 2LP set that documents Ravi's music festival in India – one that features work by him and other Indian musicians like Sabri Khan, Laskshmi Shankar, Sharad Kumar, and Jitendra Abhisheki. Titles include "Raga Kirwani", "Raga Mishra Gara, Teental", "Doh Bahar", "Dhun, Tala Karava", and "Thurmi In Manji Khumaj". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Ben SidranLive At Montreux ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – arguably one of his best albums for Arista, thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to the more open flow of his Blue Thumb years – with plenty of room not only for Sidran's great vocals, but also from instrumental contributions from Steve Khan on guitar, Mike Mainieri on vibes, and the Brecker Brothers on horns. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Eat It", "Song For A Sucker Like You", "Midnight Tango/Walking With The Blues", and "Come Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousTropicalia – A Brazilian Revolution In Sound ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing introduction to one of the most significant cultural movements in the latter half of the 20th Century – the groundbreaking years of Tropicalia in late 60s Brazil! The music and legacy of Tropicalia are referenced often, but hardly ever presented this well – and this package is everything we could have hoped for as an introduction to the movement – filled not just with great music, but also an overwhelming amount of notes that trace the history of Brazilian music and art through their changes in relation to Tropicalia! In fact, the notes are almost worth the price of the compilation alone – very densely written over 48 pages in the CD booklet, with more information in one place than we've ever seen before. But as you might imagine, it's the music that really makes the set special – and Soul Jazz have done an excellent job of pulling together key late 60s works from the most important musicians associated with Tropicalia – an great starting point for the movement that's filled with most essential tracks! Titles include "Bat Macumba" by Gilberto Gil, "Tuareg" and "Sebastiana" by Gal Costa, "A Minha Menina" and "Panis Et Circenses" by Os Mutantes, "Alfo Mega" and "Tropicalia" by Caetano Veloso, "Gloria" and "Jimmy Renda-Se" by Tom Ze, "Procissao" by Gilberto Gil, "Ave Genghis Khan" by Os Mutantes, "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" by Jorge Ben, "Quero Sambal Meu Bem" by Tom Ze, "Lost In The Paradise" by Caetano Veloso, "Bat Macumba" by Os Mutantes, "Domingo No Parque" by Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes, and "Irene" by Caetano Veloso. CD

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Arista All StarsBlue Montreux ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
A sweet session of 70s electric jazz – recorded as a unique live all-star outing by a group of Arista's best jazz players at the time! The group's an octet, but plays together in differing formations throughout the record – with Warren Bernhardt on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Steve Jordan on drums, Steve Khan and Larry Coryell on guitars, Tony Levin on bass, and Mike Maineri on vibes – the last of which really make for some of the best numbers on the album! Bernhardt's keyboards are pretty good too – stepping out with a spacious, fluid feel that's never jamming – and more in the open-ended Bob James side of the spectrum, although his overall sound is a lot different than Bob's! Titles include "Blue Montreux", "Rocks", "I'm Sorry", "Magic Carpet", "Buds", "Floating", and "The Virgin & The Gypsy". CD

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Charles LloydDiscovery! ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
A wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane experimentations in jazz that would crop up during the early 70s on smaller independent labels. The record's quite advanced for its time – and features Lloyd's tenor and flute next to piano by Don Friedman, bass by either Richard Davis or Eddie Khan, and drums by Roy Haynes or JC Moses. Includes Lloyd's classic "Forest Flower", plus "Little Peace", "Love Song to A Baby", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Bizarre". CD

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New Mario BiondiSun ... CD
Sony, 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The sun shines brightly on Mario Biondi – really making this record sparkle with a charm that goes way beyond Mario's previous albums – a quality that's less retro than before, and which shows Biondi as a growing soul star with really universal appeal! There's still some of the old school jazz in the mix that we love from Mario's Schema work – but the album's also got a fuller production style at times, one that really expands the palette of Biondi's colors, and which has him working here with help from key guests who include Omar, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, Incognito, and Chaka Khan – and even a bit of organ from the James Taylor Quartet! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick helped co-write a good number of tracks on the set – and titles include "Shine On", "Come To Me", "Woman Woman", "What Have You Done To Me", "Never Stop", "La Voglia La Pazzia L'Idea", "Girl Blue", "Light To The World", and "Catch The Sunrise". CD
Also available Sun ... CD 12.99

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VariousBreakin' – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The movie maybe a goofy, if undeniably amusing pop culture relic, but the Polydor soundtrack is a genuine win! This is an album that doubtlessly brought breakdance and old school hip hop culture into the eyes of middle America – but what helps it stand the test of time are some solid non-hip hop cuts like "Ain't Nobody" by Rufus & Chaka Khan, "Freakshow On The Dance Floor" by The Bar-Kays, the smooth club hit "99 1/2" by Carol Lynn Townes, "Body Work" by Hot Streak and produced by Jellybean. Also includes "Reckless" by The Glove featuring vocals by Ice T. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, released as "Breakdance".)

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New Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, & OthersKrush Groove (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Perseverance, 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's come to stand as a great document of this moment in music – and in super-fresh style as well! Hip Hop tracks include "She's On It" by Beastie Boys, "I Can't Live Without My Radio" by LL Cool J, "If I Ruled The World" by Kurtis Blow, "All You Can Eat" by Fat Boys, and "Krush Groovin" by the Krush Groove All-Stars – which features Run-DMC, Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, and Sheila E! Soul titles include "Krush Groove" by Chaka Khan, Love Triangle" by Gap Band, and "Tender Love" by Force MDs – and Debbie Harry shows her street soul chops on "Feel The Spin". CD features bonus 12" remixes of "Feel The Spin" by Debbie Harry and "Krush Groove" by Chaka Khan. CD

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New Billy CobhamAlivemutherforya ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Billy Cobham live – very alive, in fact – and jamming like the "muther" promised in the title! The set's filled with heavy drums from Cobham, set in a group that also features fusion heavyweights Alphonso Johnson on bass, Steve Khan on guitar, Tom Scott on tenor and soprano sax, and Mark Soskin on keyboards – all working in ways that are more strongly in the funky jazz side of the fusion spectrum than some of Cobham's more rockish sets – with lots of lean, angular grooves that sound especially nice on the saxes and keyboards! Titles include "Anteres The Star", "Shadows", "Bahama Mama", "Some Punk Funk", "On A Magic Carpet Ride", and "Spindrift". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Eleventh House with Larry CoryellAspects ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, John Lee on bass, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Terumasa Hino on trumpet – all coming together with a tightness that's every bit the best part of mainstream 70s fusion. The record's also got some great guest work too – including appearances from David Sanborn on alto, Michael Brecker on tenor, Randy Brecker on trumpet, and Steve Khan on acoustic guitar – and titles include "Titus", "Pyramids", "Yin Yang", "Aspects", "Ain't It Is", and "Woman Of Truth & Future". CD

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New Charles LloydDiscovery!/Nirvana ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 Columbia killers from Charles Lloyd – back to back in a single set! Discovery is a wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane experimentations in jazz that would crop up during the early 70s on smaller independent labels. The record's quite advanced for its time – and features Lloyd's tenor and flute next to piano by Don Friedman, bass by either Richard Davis or Eddie Khan, and drums by Roy Haynes or JC Moses. Includes Lloyd's classic "Forest Flower", plus "Little Peace", "Love Song to A Baby", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Bizarre". Nirvana is lovely work from Charles Lloyd – recorded at the point when he was just pushing off from Chico Hamilton's group, and before he got too noodly for his own good! Side one of the record features Lloyd with his own group – jazzing it up in a mix of flute, guitar, and percussion on a number of short tracks that have a light and breezy feel. There's a nice dose of bossa in the set, plus some of the other freer rhythmic styles that Lloyd and Hamilton experimented with together at the time – but all of the tracks have a strong rhythmic pulse, and never lose their groove for too much experimentation. Side two features two wonderful tracks with Hamilton's group at a point when Lloyd was still working with the ensemble – both long tracks with a modal pulse and a great deal of spirituality – again free, but never too much so! A nice little album – with tracks that include "Island Blues", "Carcara", "Long Time Baby", "One For Joan", and "Freedom Traveler". CD

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New Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene in Tokyo and Germany! The approach on this record is kind of like a mixture between Chaka Khan and Joni Mitchell – lots of upbeat grooves, mixed with jazzy acoustic guitar and some wonderfully soaring vocals – in a style that needs to be heard to be fully understood. The standout cut is the amazing "Jimmy Jean", a soaring jazzy dance cut with unbelievable vocals – and other nice ones include "Sliding", "Ain't No Two Ways", and "All To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New PrincePrince ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second LP, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you could really hear the seeds of his later efforts – and really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk. In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince LP, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later LPs, or maybe it's because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You" and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close And Slow". CD

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New Max RoachSpeak, Brother, Speak ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solidly righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz expression! The record only features 2 long tracks – each a side apiece – played by Max with a quartet that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Khan on bass, and Mal Waldron on piano. Jordan really takes off on the album – demonstrating a great ability for long blowing and creative exploration that was only hinted at on his other studio sessions at the time, and which really points the way towards some of his freer-thinking records of the 70s. Waldron is great too – bringing in some nicely darker colors that really help to round out the sound. Titles include "Speak Brother Speak" and "A Variation". CD
Also available Speak, Brother, Speak ... LP 14.99

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New Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... CD
MCA, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Rufus & ChakaMasterjam ... LP
MCA, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite masterjam from Chaka Khan and Rufus – one of the group's last key efforts together – produced to perfection by the mighty Quincy Jones! Chaka's vocals are sublime right from the start – taking on the soaring majesty she'd use on her initial solo recordings – and the group's tighter than ever – really hitting the right mix of jazzy funk and soul to make the whole thing come together perfectly. Greatness like this only gets better with years – and this sweet little album is more than proof of that fact! Tracks include a version of "Body Heat", plus "Heaven Bound", "Live In Me", "Any Love", "Do You Love What You Feel", and "What Am I Missing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousBombay 2 – Electric Vindaloo ... CD
Motel, 1970s/2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic follow-up to one of our best-selling titles! Like it's precursor, this second volume to Bombay The Hard Way takes 70s Bollywood brownsploitation film funk tracks and dialogue, and remixes them to pump up the beats, pull out the grooves, and create a more coherent sound overall. There's a more complicated sound to this volume that pushes the Indian-inspired grooves even further – and which actually creates some more discreet tunes that would work well on a heavy dancefloor, or as a soundtrack for your own exotic adventures! Remixers include Kid Koala, Steinski, Pak Man, Eynomite D, and Mix Master Mike – and titles include "Bionic Kakaa", "Theme From Twin Sheiks", "Bollywood B-Boy Battle, "Sexy Mother Fakir", "Inspector Jay's Big Score", "Electric Vindaloo", "Oil Street Blues", "Chakra Khan", and "TJ Hookah". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, & OthersKrush Groove ... LP
Warner, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's come to stand as a great document of this moment in music – and in super-fresh style as well! Hip Hop tracks include "She's On It" by Beastie Boys, "I Can't Live Without My Radio" by LL Cool J, "If I Ruled The World" by Kurtis Blow, "All You Can Eat" by Fat Boys, and "Krush Groovin" by the Krush Groove All-Stars – which features Run-DMC, Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, and Sheila E! Soul titles include "Krush Groove" by Chaka Khan, Love Triangle" by Gap Band, and "Tender Love" by Force MDs – and Debbie Harry shows her street soul chops on "Feel The Spin". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousWinners – Produced By Frankie Crocker ... LP
RCA, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by The Jacksons, Whispers, Shalamar, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Spinners, Carrie Lucas, Isaac Hayes, Commodores, Smokey Robinson, GQ, Teddy Pendergrass, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New AmaliaWelcome To Me/Bonafide ... 7-inch
Cherries, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guess what? They DO make 'em like they used to – as Amalia steps out here on two tracks that easily rival the best female soul from the early 80s! "Welcome To Me" feels just like Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers from 1982 – complete with sweet keyboards that percolate wonderfully alongside the soaring lead vocals! "Bonafide" is even better – a funky funky number with a really partyful groove right from the start – romping in a wonderful 80s way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Luis Perico OrtizMy Own Image ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a trumpeter – making his debut here on one of the grooviest albums on the legendary Latin Percussion label! The session's a bit fuller than some of the other LP albums – a crackling blend of jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms – warm, but with some pretty complicated moments, very much in the best spirit of the second wave of NuYorica grooves! There's still lots of the tight percussion that makes Latin Percussion sessions so great – but the record also features fuller instrumentation too – in ways that really make things soar. Players include Eddie Martinez on Fender Rhodes, Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker on additional trumpets, Steve Khan on guitar, and Carlos Patato Valdez on congas – and Ruben Blades even plays a bit of acoustic guitar on the record. The overall feel's a bit like some of the great Fania/Columbia co-productions – but a bit rawer at points – and titles include "Diana", "Genesis", "Nice & Warm", "Viva Martinez", "I Know", "Hot Blood", and "Perico" – most of which are separated by short percussion interludes! CD

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New Brecker BrothersBack To Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, keyboards by Don Grolnick, and guitar by Steve Khan – but one of the things that really makes the album great is the vocal arrangements, which were handled by Luther Vandross, who also sings on the album along with Patti Austin! The set's got a great soulful feel – with some wonderful mellow groovers that have a sweet 70s sound – titles that include "Lovely Lady", "Night Flight", "Slick Stuff", "What A Miracle Can Do", "I Love Wastin Time With You", "Keep It Steady", "Grease Piece", and "Dig A Little Deeper". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "If You Wanna Boogie (single version)", and "Slick Stuff (single version)". CD

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New Mitch FarberStarclimber ... CD
Muse, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked fusion set from the mighty Muse Records – an early 80s date recorded under the leadership of keyboardist Mitch Farber, and featuring work from Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gary Campbell on tenor and soprano, and Steve Khan on guitar! Given the players, there's almost a major label fusion feel to the set, although the overall sound is more open and laidback – not slick at all, and a nice reminder that in the farther corners of jazz in the early 80s, fusion didn't always have to be focused on commercial hits. Rhythm is from Mark Egan on bass, Danny Gottlieb on drums, and Sammy Figuera on percussion – and titles include "Monuments", "Sky Dance", "The Chooser", "Lonely Promises", and "Starclimber". CD also features the bonus track "Theme From Travels" – recorded in 1990. CD

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New Aretha FranklinLove All The Hurt Away ... CD
Arista, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early 80s gem from Aretha Franklin – one of the best of her years at Arista Records, thanks to solid help in the studio from the mighty Arif Mardin! Mardin's in perfect form here – the same blend of older soul and jazzier, more sophisticated styles that he was also bringing to Chaka Khan at the time – although Franklin's arguably more deserving of his talents, given her long relationship with the producer! There's a full, mature feel here – one that really gets Aretha back in gear as a singer, and shows off her talents to a new generation in new ways – yet all without trying too hard for a crossover hit. Tunes include a few originals by Franklin, and titles include "Kind Of Man", "Whole Lot Of Me", "Love All The Hurt Away", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "It's My Turn", "There's A Star For Everyone", and "Hold On I'm Coming". CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)
Also available Love All The Hurt Away ... LP 0.99

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New Mario NascimbeneI Mongoli ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1961. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Mario Nascimbene's soaring soundtrack to I Mongoli – which may one of the most strangely cast movies of its time – but the soundtrack is incredible! The movie is about Genghis Khan's invasion of Poland, and it stars. . .wait for it . . .wait for it . . .Jack Palance and Anita Ekburg! OK, let's set that aside and tell about the compositions. It's got crashing pecussion, heroic brass and exotic touches galore. Really exciting stuff, and it's great to have the full thing here on double CD set from Digitimovies. It features the full sequences, from titoli to finale, plus a pair of bonus alternate takes. 34 tracks on 2CDs! CD
(Limited edition.)
 
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King Curtis & The KingpinsDock Of The Bay/This Is Soul ... 7-inch
Atco, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
"Dock of the Bay" is a so-so instrumental version of Otis' big hit – but the real charmer is "This Is Soul". The cut's a slow instrumental, with a monologue by King over the top – rapping about soul, its nature, and who has it and who doesn't. The whole thing's very wrapped up in the discourse of soul politics that were going on a lot at the end of the 60s – as the use of the word "soul" was being pushed in music, and used by many (ofay and friend alike) as a backhanded way to imply racial identity in cultural production. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atco sleeve, with some tape residue. Label has a drillhole.)

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Buddy Rich & Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... CD
BGO (UK), 1968. Used ... $19.99
Buddy Rich gets heavily on a world music trip here – working with Indian percussionist Alla Rahka, in a very very spare setting! The core sounds on the album are generated by Buddy's work on the regular drum kit and dholak, and Alla's work on tabla – with some additional instrumentation by Paul Horn on flute, snaking through the tunes with a slight jazzy sound. A few tracks feature some additional instrumentation, but overall the feel of the music is quite spare – and with a hip sound that you'd never expect from Buddy! Titles include "Duet In Dadra", "Khanda Kafi", "Tal Sawari", "Nagma E Raksh", and "Rangeela". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of flute on some tracks. The tunes are mostly in the Indian idiom, with less jazz touches than you might expect from Rich's presence – and Buddy mostly supplys fills and some harder drum riffs on the tracks. Titles include "Khanda Kafi", "Duet In Dadra", "Tal Sawari", and "Nagma E Raksh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Patrick John ScottLong Duel ... LP
Atco, 1967. Sealed ... $1.99
Dramatic, orchestral, dramatic-orchestral, and dramatic-exotic tunes – all scorred for this Indian-themed adventure film that starred Yul Brynner and Trevor Howard. There's a bit of sitar on a few tracks, mixed in with the orchestrations, and titles include "The Leopard", "Jail Break", "The Wrecked Bhanta Camp", "Strutting At Gynkhana", "Fire At The Fort", "Freddy & Jane", "The Train", and "Hanging Bridge Incident". Also includes a slight vocal performance on "The World Is Ready", by Vince Hill. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Thievery CorporationLe Destin/Never Is The Best Day (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
ESL, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Beautiful bossa brilliance from Thievery Corporation – two unreleased tracks from the sessions for the Saudade album! "Le Destin" is a cut that really lives up to all the retro promise of the duo – but which they've never done this well – and vocals are by Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. "Never Is The Best Day" features vocals by Natalia Clavier – and is equally nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousCalypso Craze (6CD/DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1956/1957. New Copy 6CD & DVD ... $156.99 188.98
A stunning look at the early years of calypso music – not the first rootsy wave of music from the islands, but the second wave that spread across the global mainstream – when Caribbean styles got greater distribution on a host of bigger labels than before, which also led to a number of more popular artists picking up calypso modes as well! This package really runs the full gamut of calypso in the mid 50s – and includes key tracks by originators like The Lion, Lord Invader, Duke Of Iron, Lloyd Thomas, Lord Flea, The Talbot Brothers, Blind Blake, Frank Holder, and others – mixed with stylized remakes by folks who range from Tito Puente to Louis Farrakhan, Robert Mitchum, Eartha Kitt, Hank Snow, Louis Armstrong, The Tarriers, Kingston Trio, Rosemary Clooney, and many more! As always with Bear Family, this set is more than complete – a 6CD treasure trove of music that features 173 tracks that really show the height of the calypso craze in the 50s – plus a bonus DVD with the film Calypso Joe from 1957 – a full length film that's never been issued outside its theatrical release, starring Angie Dickenson and Herb Jeffries, with performances by Duke Of Iron and The Easy Riders. The DVD also features four soundies performances as well – and the whole thing comes with a lavish 172 page, full-color hardcover book that's almost worth the price of admission itself. CD

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond just the kind of unusual psyche that folks have been passing around for years – and more into the kind of amazing and unreal sounds you might expect to find more in Indian music of the time! As with some Indian cuts, there's a wicked blend of Western funk and Eastern exoticism going on here – while others have a haunting feel that's a bit more regional, especially the vocal numbers – and throughout it all, the set continues to deliver some really wonderful surprises, with a track list that's very well thought out – and supported by great notes too. Titles include "Baanoye Sahar Aavaaz" by Soli, "Jodayee" by Afsar Shahidi, "Nefrin Nameh" by Dariush, "Ki Bood" by Neli, "Gharibaneh" by Beti, "Dokhtar Khoshgel" by Aghassi, "Khana Khana" by Habib Mohebian, "Kavire Del" by Marjan, "Do Ta Cheshmoon" by Mahsati, and "Woman" by Shahram. CD

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VariousSitar Beat Vol 1 – Indian Style Heavy Funk ... CD
Guerilla Reissues, 1970s. Used ... $14.99
India gets funky – in this great set of rare tunes from the 70s – a motherlode of cuts that make the most out of Indian music! Half the cuts are of European origin, the other half from India – and they've got a great blend of beats, sitar, and other eastern touches. And unlike previous vinyl volumes in this series, which were mostly short EPs, there's a huge amount of tracks on here – a total of 21 numbers that also includes a fair bit of edits that strip out the funkiest parts from longer original tracks! Titles include "Sitar Beat" by Klaus Doldinger, "Dharmatma Theme Music (Tommy's edit)" by Kalyanji Anajdi, "Meri Aakhon Mein (edit)" by Sapan Jagmohan, "New Delire" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Rocky (bonus beats)" by RD Burman, "Orchestral Music (edit)" by Raghunath Seth, "Bairaag Dance Music (edit)" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Hotel Incidental Music (edit)" by Usha Khanna, "Qurbani (bonus beats)" by Biddu, "Sa Re Ga (edit)" by Ananda Shankar, "Pyschastenie (Miles drum edit)" by Serge Gainsbourg, and "Dum Maro Dum Live (edit)" by Asha Boshle. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousZendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Iran – a wealth of wonderful grooves that show that there was plenty happening in that unique scene before the Ayatollah came in and clamped down on Western culture! Styles really intertwine nicely throughout – mixing funk with pop with psych, disco, and even some soundtracky styles that feel a bit Bollywood at points – all coming across with a really cool, groovy, and other-worldly sound that has us loving the whole thing all the way through! The folks at Guerssen have done a great job with the package – adding enough good notes and quality sound to ensure that this one's not just a knockoff – and instead features a great range of well-chosen tracks, put together beautifully. Titles include "Setareh" by Azita, "Aroos Khanom" by Amir Rassaie, "Zandooni" by Farzin, "Bi Vafa" by Kambiz, "Safar" by Hassan Shamaizadeh, "Ey Vatan Iran" by Emad Ram, "Ghebleh" by Nooshafarin, "Gholake Cheshat" by Simin Ghanem, and "Rahgozar" by Morteza. CD

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New Group HomeMake It In Life (main, radio, inst)/Stupid Muthaf*ckas (main, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Replay, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The cut here is "Make It In Life" with Group Home stepping up the lyrics and add more energy to the vocal style since their days on Payday, plus some nice dense production by Agallah. A tale of giving up the thug life, complete with vocal samples from Louis Farrakhan. Production on "Stupid Muthaf*ckas" by the Alchemist. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela Is Alive & Well At The Whisky ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and Chuck Carter on drums – and in addition to trumpet, Hugh also does sing a little, does a bit of scatting, and talks between some of the songs, in a tone that exposes a political side that you don't hear on his studio sets. Titles include "Son Of Ice Bag", "Senor Coraza", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Mra", and a groovy reading of "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine & some wear.)

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New Louis MoholoBra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978/1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful double-length package of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a 2CD set that features one record from recent years, and a key classic from the 70s! Spirits Rejoice is one of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow expatriots and UK avant jazzers that include Johnny Dyani, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, and Harry Miller. The album shifts easily between strongly rhythmic passages that show Moholo's roots in the South African jazz scene, and other, freer sections that also illustrate his importance in the European avant scene of the 70s – and overall, the record's got a beautifully soulful quality that guides it well through all of these moments. Titles include "Wedding Hymn", "Khanya Apho Ukhona", "Ithi Gqi", "Amaxesha Osizi", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me". That record is followed here by 1995's Bra Louis Bra Tebs – a session with a similar style, especially in its use of African-inspired rhythms – but one that also features a different lineup, and some great use of vocals! Francine Luce sings on a number of the album's best tracks – in a style that's almost an avant-tuned approach to vocalese, and which seems to carry echoes of Norma Winstone – a voice that's dreamy one minute, challenging the next – and often used as a key instrument in the combo's lineup of tenor, alto, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Titles include "Utshaka", "Maybe Of Cause", "Moegoe", "Sonke", and "Lakutshona Ilanga". CD
 
 
 



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