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Koko TaylorBasic Soul ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Basic soul, plenty of blues, and a fair bit of funk as well – a killer from Koko Taylor, recorded in that best style of late Chess Records! Koko sings here more like a funky female soul artist than on her later blues – and the record crackles with energy right from the start, thanks to impeccable production from Willie Dixon – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean! The core group is nice and tight – and all Chicago-bred – Joe Young on guitar, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Louis Satterfield on bass – and Gene Barge added just a bit of horns over the top, to deepen the soul of the tunes. Titles include "Pollution", "Tease Your Man", "That's The Way Love Is", "Un Huh My Baby", "It's A Poor Dog", "I Need More & More", and "Let Me Love You Baby". CD
 
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New Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... LP
Koko, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for southern soul in the 70s – sweetly sad vocals from Luther right out front of the mix, supported with bubbling backings that ooze sex throughout – and a message of pride in the face of love that had an undeniable impact on a whole generation. The rest of the album's equally great – done with slightly fuller backings at times, and a more familiar Memphis soul groove at others – a perfect showcase for the mighty talents of Ingram at this high point of his career. In addition to "If Loving You Is Wrong", other titles include "Dying & Crying", "I Remember", "I Can't Stop", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", and "I'll Be Your Shelter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the photo.)

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New Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right/Puttin Game Down ... 7-inch
Koko, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Manfredo FestManifestations ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". Sweet reissue – in book-style cover, with new liner notes and an interview with Jerry Peters. CD

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New Gene HarrisNexus ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great little solo set from Gene Harris – and a perfect example of that magical time after he'd left the Three Sounds, but hadn't yet hit the more standard styles of later years – a period when Harris was really experimenting with a wide range of keyboards and sounds! The set has arranger Jerry Peters weighing in – bringing some of his own quirky touches into play with Gene's wonderful work on keyboards – which includes plenty of Fender Rhodes and moog, as well as other keys of the time too. Funky titles include "Koko & Lee Rose", "Funky Business", "Rushin Roulette", "HRD (Boogie)", and "Gettin Down Country" – and the set's got a great mellow moody soul track called "Prayer 76", with a bit of a Roy Ayers feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains, splitting on the top seam, and a bit of pen.)

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New Charlie ParkerGenius Of Charlie Parker (LP style sleeve) (20 bit master) ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... $5.99
This record collects some unreleased takes as well as some original masters of some of his better known recordings. Included on this collection are "Bird Gets The Worm", "Bluebird", "Klaunstance", "Barbados", "Merry Go Round", "Chasing The Bird", "Koko", "Perhaps", "Warming Up A Riff", "Slim's Jam", "Popity Pop", "Dizzy Boogie", and "Flat Foot Floogie". CD
(Out of print)

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New Famoudou Don Moye & Enoch WilliamsonAfrikan Song ... CD
AECO, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spirited percussion work by Famoudou Don Moye and Enoch Williamson – linking together a series of pan-African traditions in a longer Sun Percussion Summit that also features work by players that include Calvin Koko Brunson, Oscar Bobo Brown III, Babu Atiba, PC Cotton, and poet G'Ra. Tracks have a really collaborative feel, and get back to the early spirit of the AACM – not nearly as challenging and confrontational as they are empowering. Titles include "Big Read Peaches", "Hot Pepper Mambo", "Welcome/Diaspora Express", "Clear Confusion", "Mada", "Afrikan Song", and "Walk Of The Lunga". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Charlie ParkerBird At The Roost – The Savoy Years Vol 1 ... CD
Savoy, 1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Famous radio recordings of the legendary Charlie Parker – captured at the Royal Roost nightclub in the late 40s – blasting out with incredible power over the airwaves in the New York scene! The presentation of the material here includes bits of announcer patter – mostly from Symphony Sid, who's really one of those guys that you've gotta hear to believe – a surprisingly wonderful combination with Bird's famous alto sax – presented here in a milieu that really lets you hear the raw power of both Parker's music and the way in which he was put forward to audiences at the time! This first volume features work by Miles Davis on trumpet, Tadd Dameron or Al Haig on piano, Curly Russell or Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Salt Peanuts", "Hot House", "Koko", "Out Of Nowhere", and "How High The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. CD

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New VariousSoul Shots Vol 4 – Screamin Soul Sisters – Tell Mama ... LP
Rhino, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice selection of classic 60s soul numbers, focusing on women who like to exercise their pipes, and while we had remembered this set hewed close to the mainstream, there's a few nice little nuggets on here that they dug a little deeper for. 14 tracks in all: "The Nitty Gritty" by Shirley Ellis, "Tell Mama" by Etta James, "Hard To Handle" by Patti Drew, "Bold Soul Sister" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Lee Cross" and "You Send Me" by Aretha Franklin, "Heartbeat" by Gloria Jones, "Stay With Me" by Lorraine Ellison, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" by Barbara George, "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass, "Hypnotized" by Linda Jones, "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" by the Sweet Inspirations, and "Ask Me" by Maxine Brown. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deeper set of grooves than usual from Tabu Records – not just the label's hits or disco singles, but a well-chosen batch of tracks that fits nicely with the other collections in the Free Soul series! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo – and they step around with a mix of modern soul and 80s groove styles, often with some really sweet touches on the instrumentation that come as a nice surprise. Tabu was definitely one of the classiest soul labels of its generation, and that really comes through here – in a sweet batch of 18 tracks that includes "Just Be Good To Me" by SOS Band, "Changin" by Sharon Ridley, "Destiny" by Woods Empire, "Waiting For Someone" by Brainstorm, "Koko & Leeroe" by Manfredo Fest, "Look At Us Now" by Alexander O'Neal, "For Lovers Only" by General Caine, "Brand New Day" by Brainstorm, "Tell Me If You Still Care" by SOS Band, "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle, and "Anything For You" by Anacostia. CD

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New ExcitementsSometimes Too Much Ain't Enough ... LP
Penniman (Spain), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of excitement from this hip Spanish group – a really old school-styled soul act, complete with one hell of a great lead singer – and a very deep sound to match! Koko Jean Davis really tops most of the usual work of this nature – and is a true soul singer, at a Sharon Jones level – instead of just another retro-styled diva with a funk band in the back. And the rest of The Excitements are super-tight – and play more in a mode that's got the best late 60s funky soul echoes of Memphis than any sort of overdone cliches – really respectful of the singer in the lead, even though they've clearly got some great instrumental chops on their own. And best of all, the album's filled with original tunes, too – lots of fresh numbers that go way deeper than just the usual run of old soul covers, but which have a level of quality to match the classics too. Titles include "Don't You Dare Tell Her", "Ha Ha Ha", "Keep Your Hands Off", "That's What You Got", "I Believe You", "Fishing Pole", "The Hammer", and "Sometimes Too Much Ain't Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Kokomo JoCaribbean Christmas – Featuring Calypso & Reggae Music ... CD
Silver Bells, 1992. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bobby WatsonUrban Renewal ... CD
Kokopelli, 1995. Used ... $1.99
A smoother album than usual for Bobby – still filled with great original compositions, but done in a way that adds in more electric playing than before – especially on the keyboard and guitar tip. The sound isn't really that much in the vein of the Bobby Watson we love – even though you can still hear him working some nice solo moments in the background somewhere – and overall, although the album's got a few high spots, it's a bit too slick for our taste. Titles include "Hi Tech Trap", "Lou B", "Agaya", "Beattitudes", "Love/Hate", "Here's To You Babe", and "PD On Great Jones Street". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousGolden Groups Volume 43 – Best Of Combo Vol 1 ... LP
Combo/Relic, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $7.99
Rare group soul and doo wop – with tracks by The Paramounts, Laurels, Native Boys, The Sharps, Savoys, Chanters & Gene Ford, Blenders, Nutones, Kokos, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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New Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha – the earlier hard-hitting soulster, and the developing vocalist with a rich talent for more sophisticated material. The album features the anthemic title cut in Aretha's famous version – plus the sample favorite "Rock Steady", the mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ike ReikoKokotsu No Sekai (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Bamboo, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Japanese erotica pop from singer and actress Ike Reiko – recorded around the time of her most popular pink films/sexploitation acting gigs – and a record that really lays the erotica theme on thickly! The sound is late 60s/early 70s seedy soundtrack style – with sultry rhythms, sax, chimes other thematic arrangements – nothing subtle about it, but plenty groovy! Ike's vocals are as explicit as they could get away with – moans, coos and occasional singing! Titles include "I Am A Woman", "Wandering Guitar", "After The Rain Stops", "Not An Angel", "Bond Of Love", "Love Slave", "Experience" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New John RenbournFaro Annie ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some guest vocals from Dorris Henderson – and titles include "Kokomo Blues", "Little Sadie", "Shake Shake Mama", 'The Cuckoo","Willy O Winsbury", "Faro Annie", and "Come On In My Kitchen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". CD
(Limited to 1500 copies. CD comes with a 15 x 15 poster of the cover art.)

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New VariousWorld Ends – Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of rare psychedelia we've heard in a while from anywhere in the world – this one focusing on Afro Rock & psych from 70s Nigeria – among the greatest releases to date on the Soundway label, which only does great work! The music has the touchstone elements of raw garage funk & rock sounds from around the globe at the time – fuzzed out guitars and organs, searing solos, hard grooving rhythms and passionate vocals. But the guitars and rhythms are uniquely African, too, with highlife and Afrobeat gestures along with the global psychedelic soul sounds. 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Nwantini/Die Die" by The Ify Jerry Krusade, "Rough Rider" by The Hygrades, "Yem Efe" by Tony Grey Super 7, "Ikoko" yb Eppi Fanio, "All Night Long" by Bongos Ikwue, "Babalawo" by The Thermometers, "Eti Ufok" by The Ceejebs, "Active Action" by The Action 13, "Onye Ije" by The Strangers, "Bullwalk" by The Comrades, "Egwu Aja" by Ofo The Black Company and more. Comes with a great booklet of notes and the always top shelf Soundway treatment in general. Perfection! CD

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New KokoloHeavy Hustling ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing new sound from Kokolo – one that takes their Afro Funk groove, and turns it on a host of James Brown classics – all with a result that's completely unique! The album's hardly a copycat of James' original style – and instead, it reworks his funky favorites with a complicated approach to rhythms – one that shows a rich criss-crossing between JB and Fela modes, almost an echoing amplification of the 70s influences that were passing back and forth between the US and African funk scenes! The vocals are something else entirely – as rhythmic as the grooves, with a quality that isn't as all-out soulful as James – but in a good way, as this helps them simmer down nicely with the instrumentation, and throw in a whole new level of counterpoint to the music. We're honestly stunned – quite surprised and impressed at this turn that Kokolo has taken, reaching forward for a sound that nobody else has touched. Titles include versions of "Mind Power", "The Popcorn", "Soul Power", "The Grunt", "Think", "Bring It Up", and "It's A New Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousRecord Kicks 10th – All The Hits & Exclusive New Tracks 2003 to 2013 ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deep soul, funk and dancefloor jazz generators at Record Kicks are celebrating 10 years – with this excellent anniversary compilation of pivotal material from their roster – and some previously unreleased gems! Record Kicks has been a global torch carrier for the funky and soulful music from day one – and putting out records that celebrate the classic era music we love and paving the way for its future. This excellent anniversary compilation is both a solid refresher course for all of us longtime fans, and a great place to hop aboard for the newbies! 21 tracks in all: "I'm A Good Woman" by Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, "I Can Give" by Dojo Cuts, "Gimme One More Chance" by Diplomats Of Solid Sound, "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" by Baby Charles, "Spider Baby" by Link Quartet with Eddie Roberts, "Soul Power (Lack Of Afro remix)" by Kokolo and lots more from the label's canon – plus some great previously unreleased jams like "Zojoji Blackbird" by Third Coast Kings, "Crisis Point" by The Liberators, "Day After Day" by Susan Cadogan & The Crabs Corporation and more. CD
 
 
 



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