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Luther IngramPity For The Lonely – The KoKo Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
A treasure trove of overlooked Memphis soul – the earliest work of the legendary Luther Ingram – brought together here properly for the first time ever! Although Ingram's probably best known for his mega-huge hits in the early 70s, he really sounds amazing here in the early days – a vocalist with a bit more grit than we remember, working with backings that have an underground, deep soul take on the Memphis sound of the time. There's a somewhat more down home quality to some of these tunes than on other Memphis work from the late 60s – a style that probably didn't play as big up north as some of the hitmakers from the scene, but which is really worth of rediscovery all these many years later. Unlike other over-cliched work on Stax and Hi Records, most of these tunes have a really fresh, new sort of feel – less-iconic, and all the more appealing because of that fact. CD features 19 tracks in all, pulled from Ingram's first 10 singles – including "You've Got To Give Love To Get Love", "Ghetto Train", "I Can't Stop", "My Honey & Me", "Missing You", "Looking For A New Love", "Pity For The Lonely", "Home Don't Seem Like Home", "To The Other Man", "I'll Love You Until The End", and a rare radio promo of "My Honey & Me". CD

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Koko TaylorDon't Mess With The Messer/What Ever I Am, You Made Me ... 7-inch
Checker, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $24.99
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Koko TaylorGood Advice/Tell Me The Truth ... 7-inch
Checker, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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(In a Chess sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Koko TaylorI Got What It Takes ... LP
Alligator, 1975. Very Good- .... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Luther IngramI Don't Want To Be Right – The KoKo Singles Vol 2 ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A sublime second chapter in the career of Memphis soul singer Luther Ingram – one of the greatest talents of his generation, represented here by some of his best work ever! Ingram first got his start doing rougher, more fragile soul tunes – but by the time of these 70s recordings, he'd really found his voice – and hit a more confident, more sensuous style that could easily go head to head with Al Green or any of his southern soul contemporaries. There's a key Stax connection to most of the material here, but the sound's a bit different too – thanks to the production efforts of Koko label head Johnny Baylor, who gives Ingram a sound that's nicely apart from the pack. The booklet features a really in-depth look at the music – 14 pages of track-by-track notes on the tunes – and the CD features 19 singles recorded over most of the mid 70s. Titles include "Missing You", "Puttin Game Down", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", "Always", "Help Me Love", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", "Ain't Good For Nothing", "These Are The Things", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", "I Like The Feeling", "I'm Gonna Be The Best Thing", "Do You Love Somebody", "Get To Me", "How I Miss My Baby", and "You Were Made For Me". CD

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New Koko TaylorEarthshaker ... CD
Alligator, 1978. Used .... Out Of Stock
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New Luther IngramAbsolutely The Best Of Luther Ingram – If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right ... CD
Koko/Fuel 2000, 1970s. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
Genius work from Luther Ingram – a singer who helped take southern soul to a whole new level during the 70s! This sweet collection of material definitely lives up to its title promise – as it pulls together nearly every important cut by Luther, all produced by Johnny Baylor with this low-burning flame that works beautifully for Ingram's sophisticated vocal approach. Luther's got a great way of balancing personal pain with positive energy – as you'll hear on cuts like "Ain't That Loving You", "Pity For The Lonely", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", "Missing You", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", and "Do You Love Somebody". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Luther IngramGet To Me/Trying To Find My Love ... 7-inch
Koko, 1978. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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Luther IngramI'll Love You Until The End/Ghetto Train ... 7-inch
Koko, 1971. Very Good .... $0.99
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Luther IngramI've Been Here All The Time ... LP
Koko, 1972. Very Good+ .... $6.99
A tremendous set from Luther Ingram – proof that the singer had way more to offer than just his famous southern soul singles! The record's got a really deep feel from the start – kind of a slow-burning sound that moves way past easy soul music styles, and offers up Ingram as one of the most mature singers of his generation. The Bar-Kays handle some of the backings, and they're also quite good here too – much rootsier at times than on their own records, but still with a hint of funk as well. Titles include "Ghetto Train", "I'll Just Call You Honey", "Since You Don't Want Me", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Be Good To Me Baby", "Ain't That Loving You", and "You Were Made For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an address sticker.)

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Luther IngramLet's Steal Away To The Hideaway/Do You Love Somebody (plus bonus track) ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... $11.99
Two classics from Luther Ingram! First up is Let's Steal Away – a masterfully mature record that really helped take southern soul to the next level in the mid 70s! The music has a slow-building, sensuous sort of feel that's really great – a classy, sophisticated approach, but one that still has enough roots in the older modes to keep things real – a balance that's struck wonderfully by arrangers Johnny Baylor and John V Allen. Recording was done in Muscle Shoals, but at a level that really gets past some of the more standard modes that were being trotted out for more crossover artists – almost like they were holding back the best, waiting for Luther. Titles include "Sweet Inspiration", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", "All That Shines", "I've Got Your Love In My Life", "It's Too Much", and "I'm Gonna Be The Best Thing". On Do You Love Somebody, Luther Ingram takes things deep deep deep – working up that more sophisticated groove developed on earlier albums, into a slinky southern style that's totally great – and pretty darn standard-setting all these many years later! As before, Ingram's working with producer Johnny Baylor – who also handled the arrangements with help from Tommy "Bump & Hustle" Stewart – really capturing a new level of maturity that was happening in the southern scene of the time – a wave perhaps inspired by Al Green's hits, but which really pushed forward in new directions for itself. Titles include "Time Machine", "Do You Love Somebody", "Do You Think There's A Chance", "Sorry", "Get To Me", "Faces", "Ain't Good For Nothing", and "Funny People". CD also features a bonus track – "I'll Love You Until The End (version 2)". CD

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New Luther IngramIf Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... LP
Koko, 1972. Used .... 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. Cover has some wear and a sticker on front.)
 
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ExcitementsSometimes Too Much Ain't Enough ... CD
Penniman (Spain), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
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". CD

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Gene HarrisNexus ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $15.99
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. CD

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Orchestra BaobabNight At Club Baobab – Senegalese Dance Music Of The 70s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1970s. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A tremendous compilation of rare work by one of the hippest African groups of the 70s – the mighty Orchestra Baobab, a combo who wove together many different strands of jazz, funk, and soul! The tunes here are all live ones – recorded in the mid 70s in the group's home turf at Club Baobab, and often done in a looser, more open mode than some of their better-known sessions – a perfect setting for the complicated rhythms, snakey horn parts, and soulful vocals that emerge as the set moves on! A few tracks here get nice and funky – funkier than even we would have expected from the group – and others maintain a compellingly creative sound that really keeps things interesting, with plenty of exotic overtones and otherworldly styles! The whole thing's great – way more than just a collection of 70s Afro Funk, and a record that's nicely links up the worlds of both Fela and Mulatu through its creative interplay of sounds. CD features 13 tracks that include "Jin Ma Jin Ma", "Souleymane", "Saf Mana Dem", "Kelen Ati Leen", "Seeri Koko", "Liti Liti", "Dirarabi", "On Verra", "Cabral", "Wango", "Sey", and "Yolanda". CD

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New Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story ... CD
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. Used .... $3.99
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions! CD

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), 1945/Early 60s. Used .... $14.99
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions! CD
(Includes obi.)

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New VariousLiving Is Hard – West African Music In Britain 1927 to 1929 ... LP
Zonophone/Honest Jons (UK), Late 20s. Near Mint- 2LP .... $16.99
A fascinating collection of West African music recorded in England during the late 20s – material done for the Zonophone label as part of a big wave of colonial immigration to London at the time! The package is one of the deepest-digging we've seen so far on the Honest Jon's label – and the music, although quite old, is really incredible – done in a range of African styles and languages, and presented with surprising clarity, given the age of the originals. There's a feel here that's almost like ethnographic recordings done in the homelands many years later – and the package is supported by some wonderful notes that paint a vivid picture of the lives and struggles of African immigrants in the UK during the period. Titles include "Garse Yer Fido" by Oni Johnson, "Nitsi Koko Ko Ko" by Isaac Jackson, "Bukay" by John Mugat, "Asin Asin (part 2)" by Kumasi Trio, "Rue Bai Rue Bai" by James Tucker, "Obu Kofi" by Ben Simmons, "Abowe Dsane Nmaka Tso" by The Ga Quartet, and "Wasiu Dowu" by Nicholas De Heer. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape – and with insert!)

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Manfredo FestManifestations (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1979. New Copy .... Around April 28, 2014
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". CD

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New Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton's Charlie Parker Project 1993 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1993. Used 2 CDs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not necessarily the bebop fest that you might expect from the title, but a wonderful extrapolation of earlier jazz ideas shaped by the musical vision of Athony Braxton! The tunes here are all originals by Charlie Parker – plus a few more by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis – all older bop standards that are used as vehicles for freer expression by a group that includes Braxton on reeds, Ari Brown on tenor and soprano saxes, Paul Smoker on trumpet, Misha Mengelberg on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and either Han Bennink or Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. Some of the numbers are taken in a relatively classic bebop mode, but others move into territory that's much freer and more concerned with sound and texture – as you might hear in some of Braxton's own compositions. The mix of modes is really wonderful – swinging between poles of jazz in a way that reminds us of some of Braxton's best 70s recordings. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Dewey Square", "Klactoveesedstene", "An Oscar For Treadwell", "Bebop", "Bongo Bop", "Yardbird Suite", and "Koko". CD

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New ExcitementsSometimes Too Much Ain't Enough ... LP
Penniman (Spain), 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily 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
Also available Sometimes Too Much Ain't Enough ... CD 16.99

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New Yusef LateefInto Something (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Yusef Lateef – and like the rest of his best albums from the time, an incredible blend of hardbop, soul jazz, and some really wonderful exotic touches! Lateef plays a bit of oboe on the album – sounding really weird and snakey over laidback orientalist rhythms on the album's most out there tracks. On other tunes he picks up tenor, grooving more straight ahead, and also hits a bit of flute for the more gentle moments. The group's a quartet – with Barry Harris on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "P. Bouk", "Koko's Tune", "Water Pistol", and "Rasheed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New Mark De Clive-LoweLeaving This Planet EP (limited bonus track edition) ... CD
Mashibeats, 2011. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great little EP from Mark De Clive-Lowe – whose way of inflecting timeless dancefloor heat with boundless cosmic atmosphere and a genuine love of global soul jazz has always been big part of his appeal – and he's doing it as deeply as ever here! The Leaving This Planet EP is centered around a sweet cover of the Charles Earland classic – featuring beautiful soul vocals by Sharlene Hector – and Mark also covers Gene Harris's "Koko + Lee Roe" for another gem with a jazzy soul vibe. Other tracks include the Afrobeat and dancefloor hybrids "Dreams" and "Love Broke", both featuring Bembe Segue, plus "What It Is", "Eight", "Freesoul Interlude (Live)", "The Calling" feat Olatunde and "Hope" feat Rahel. CD
(Limited edition CD includes 4 more tracks than the digital release version. Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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New VariousOn The Corner – Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD .... Out Of Stock
The sweet sound of 70s Blue Note – a really wonderful stretch for the label, and a time when the company was stretching out in a range of sublimely soulful directions! This period's probably best known for the influence of Larry Mizell on some of the label's key players, but it's also got plenty more to offer too – Brazilian influences in the rhythms, electric undercurrents in the instrumentation, and some especially soulful vocals on some of the best-remembered tracks. Old players are born anew, new players rise to lofty heights, and the whole thing's an amazing discovery in jazz – filled with key tracks that do a better job of summing up 70s Blue Note than our few worlds ever could! 20 tracks in all – including "Chicago Damn" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Koko & Lee Roe" by Gene Harris, "Love So Far Away" by Donald Byrd, "Fun House" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Cheshire Cat" by Ronnie Foster, "Kumquat Kid" by Eddie Henderson, "People Make The World Go Round" by Bobby Hutcherson, "In Pursuit Of the 27th Man" by Horace Silver, "You're Everything" by Carmen McRae, "Route" by Moacir Santos, "Sassy Soul Strut" by Lou Donaldson, "Always There" by Ronnie Laws, "Essence Of Mystery" by Alphonse Mouzon, and "Motherland" by The Waters. CD
 
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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Academy, 1975. New Copy .... $11.99 17.99
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.)
Also available Simigwa ... LP 14.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy .... $14.99 22.99
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.)
Also available Simigwa ... CD 11.99

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Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo DestroyersMi Watusi ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy .... $19.99
A great Latin boogaloo set from Ray Lugo & his Boogaloo Destroyers – fulfilling Lugo's longtime ambition of modern take a the mix of Latin soul, rhythm & blues and more that were so inspiring to Lugo's childhood in NYC! Lugo is a veteran of the modern Afro Funk scene – having cut his teeth the the excellent Kokolo group – so the Boogaloo Destroyers isn't all that surprising of a stylistic leftturn, as all we've heard from Lugo suggest a depth of understand of myriad soulful styles. Here they cover classics by Mongo Santamaria, Hector Rivera, Roberto Valentin and others. Includes "Soy El Rey", "Swingy Boogaloo", "Combo", "At The Party", "Me And You Baby (Picao Y Tostao)", the excellent original cut "Lugo's Boogaloo", "My Shingaling", "El Bantu" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... CD
Capitol/Water, 1970. New Copy .... $14.99 17.98
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". CD

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VariousRecord Kicks 10th – All The Hits & Exclusive New Tracks 2003 to 2013 ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy .... $16.99
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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New Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily 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
(Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Young, Gifted & Black ... LP 9.99

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New HiroshimaHiroshima ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... CD 14.99

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New Casey Bill Weldon/Kokomo ArnoldBottleneck Guitar Trend Setters Of The 1930s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Yazoo, Mid 30s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A great document of an amazing blues tradition – bottleneck guitar, offered up here in a host of original 78s from the 30s! The style is one that was co-opted often in later years, but is presented here at its roots – with a nice, gritty feel overall – and use of the mode that's still pretty darn fresh, and free of cliche. Side one features tracks by Casey Bill Weldon – including "Hitch Me To Your Buggy", "Back Door Blues", "Lady Doctor Blues", "The Big Boat", and "Go Ahead Buddy" – and side two features cuts by Kokomo Arnold, including "Salty Dog", "Feels So Good", "Busy Bootin", "The Twelves", and "I'll Be Up Someday". Great Robert Crumb cover – and the usual detailed Yazoo notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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New KokomoKokomo (1975) ... LP
CBS, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Blue-eyed funk from Kokomo – and a record that's got a surprisingly funky feel, despite it's slightly trippy cover! The group mix warm vocals with tighter grooves on the bottom – almost an Average White Band sort of feel at times, but maybe a bit more crossover on the sweeter tracks – but in a nice way! Production is relatively laidback, and instrumentation includes sweet flute from Mel Collins, plus a bit of Arp – on tracks that include an extended cover of Bobby Womack's "I Can Understand It", plus "Angel", "Kitty Sittin Pretty", "Forever", and "I'm Sorry Babe". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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