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Chuck Chillout & Kool ChipI'm Large (voc, larger than life inst)/No DJ Like Chuck (yuh unnerstan, yeah boyee, on tv, belie dat) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
Single from DJ Chuck Chillout's "Masters of the Rhythm" LP with vocals by Kool Chip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ KoolDJ Kool Live (twenty minute work-out rmx, shor version, short cutz) ... 12-inch
DJ Kool, Mid 90s. Sealed ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Doctor JR KoolThat's Deep (voc, inst chillin' version) ... 12-inch
Slice, 1986. Near Mint- ... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Big Fun (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (single)", "Street Kids (single)", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (12" promo rmx)", and "Street Kids (12" dance rmx)". CD

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Kool & The GangBe My Lady/Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang ... LP
Re-Lite, Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangCaribbean Festival (orig, disco version) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangCelebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a fortune in royalties year after year from wedding bands alone! The group's got some great help on the record from Deodato – the Brazilian keyboardist who scored big with his own records in the 70s – and who's working here to arrange, conduct, and produced the album with a sweet jazzy finish! In a way, it's Deodato's ear for a great warm groove that really seems to make the set sparkle – giving it a strong soul sound, even with tighter production – still somewhat down to earth, despite its hit status – that core quality that's always made Kool & The Gang so great! Apart from "Celebration", other tracks include "Jones Vs Jones", "Love Festival", "Love Affair", "Night People", and "Morning Star". CD features the bonus tracks "Celebration (single)", "Take It To The Top (single)", "Jones Vs Jones (single)", "Morning Star (long version)", and "Celebremos (12" Spanish version)". CD

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Kool & The GangEmergency ... LP
De-Lite, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Kool and the Gang firmly snapping into the 80s – with much more bass and keyboards than on earlier work, and an overall sound that's a lot slicker and smoother than their 70s funk classics – but still pretty darn great! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Kool & The GangEverybody's Dancin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Kool & The Gang sounding super-tight, but mighty right as well – a groove that still has all the great jazz elements of their mid 70s records, but which also has them picking up the bassy bottom a bit more too! The sound is not nearly as slick as their 80s hits – and instead still really hangs onto all the best qualities of the De-Lite years, while also moving the group forward at a level that strongly contests all the younger funky combos who were trying to steal their flame! Rhythms are wonderful – completely infectious, and often with some complicated twists that really keeps things interesting – and the album's got the kind of upbeat, joyous groove you'd definitely expect from the title. Tracks include "Everybody's Dancin", "Dancin' Shoes", "Big Chief's Funkum", "I Like Music" "It's All You Need", "Peace To The Universe", and "At The Party". CD features bonus tracks – "I Like Music (single)", "It's All You Need (single)", and "Everybody's Dancin (single)". CD

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Kool & The GangForce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we love to hear from them. Party funk and soul from this legendary group – and the soul comes out especially well on the mellower numbers, which seem to take off from classics on albums like Love & Understanding or Open Sesame. Titles include "A Place In Space", "Free", "Slick Superchick", "Just Be True", "Mighty Mighty High", "Oasis", "The Force" and "Life's A Song". This CD edition from Big Break has 3 bonus tracks: single versions of "Slick Superchick" and "A Place In Space", plus the 12" disco version of "Mighty Mighty High". CD

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Kool & the GangForever ... LP
Polygram, 1986. Near Mint- ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light creases, and WGN marker on back.)

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Kool & The GangFunky Granny/Blowing With The Wind ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Two great early tracks – "Funky Granny", with the same "old lady" voice that's on Ohio Players "Funky Worm", and "Blowing with the Wind", a cool moody instrumental with a trumpet line in the front. Great stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangGood Times/The Frog ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
As classic as classic Kool & The Gang can get! "Good Times" is a nice raw party number – hard Gang-styled funky instrumentation in the background, and some great lyrics sung by different members of the group, almost in freestyle format! "The Frog" is even greater – a snapping little funky number that starts with fast drums, then fills in a bit of moog, making a cool electric bubbling instrumental sound that really sends us! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". CD features nice bonus tracks too – including "Ladies Night (12" promo disco mix)", "Hangin Out (12" disco mix)", "If You Feel Like Dancin (single)", "Ladies Night (single)", "Too Hot (single)", and "Hangin Out (single)". CD

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New Kool & The GangLet's Go Dancing (Ohh, La, La, La)( long version-double-sided promo) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
"Get Down On It" was a huge crossover hit for the group – but a pretty tasty dancefloor single as well! Deodato's producing track here – and it's got a nicely compressed sound that pops along the bassline and catchy hook wonderfully! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night club. There's lots of great live jamming here, and some of their best early cuts like "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Funky Man", and more. This is a very nice reissue pressing, with a cool gatefold wraparound cover, and some very heavy funky wax! Another one that we never thought we'd see again on vinyl – now out for the masses at a nice nice price. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At The Sex Machine ... LP 11.99

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Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night club. There's lots of great live jamming here, and some of their best early cuts like "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Funky Man", and more. Nice original pressing, with a cool gatefold wraparound cover, and some very heavy funky wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some moderate wear, with some stains and pen inside the gatefold.)
Also available Live At The Sex Machine ... LP 9.99

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Kool & The GangLove & Understanding/Sunshine & Love ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Two mid 70s groovers from Kool & The Gang. "Love & Understanding" is kind of a slicker take on the "Funky Stuff" groove – still quite strong instrumentally, but with less of a bit than in earlier years. "Sunshine" has a bit of jazzy scatting in the vocals – kind of a sweet number, in that midtempo soul jazz mode the group were hitting a bit at the time. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Open Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
For many, this was the moment when Kool and the Gang went disco – but to us, this still sounds pretty good! The cut's a bit more uptempo than usual, but the groove is still pretty nice – and there's some incredible wobbly bit in the middle that sounds like somebody's playing a saw! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes 3 bonus tracks: "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) – Part 2 (Single Version)", "Super Bad (Single Version)" and "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) (Promotional 12" – Special Disco Version)". CD
Also available Open Sesame ... LP 9.99

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Kool & The GangSomething Special ... LP
De-Lite, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Also available Something Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Kool & The GangSomething Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". CD features lots of bonus tracks – include "Steppin Out (12" mix)", "Get Down On It (12" mix)", "Take My Heart (12" mix)", "Stop", "Steppin Out (single)", "Get Down On It (single)", and "Take My Heart (single)". CD
Also available Something Special ... LP 2.99

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Kool & The GangVery Best Of Kool & The Gang ... CD
Mercury, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s and previously unreleased tracks recorded by Texas music legend Huey P Meaux. There's a raw soul, funky drums & percussion core to Kool & Together's style that's really great! Singer Tyrone Sanders doubles as the group's conga player, which is a great touch! There's a demonstrable level of gritty psych soul and rock in the mix, too – wah wah guitar, in particular – but they're much more into a tight, heady groove than the kind of lumbering heft and solo-heavy styles of other Hendrix disciples. It's a family band – the earliest tracks on the set feature Charles Sanders Sr on vocals, with Charles Jr on guitar, Tyrone on conga and Joe Sanders on drums – with the boys trading lead vocals and instrumentation on other later recordings, along with additional players. A great discovery from Heavy Light Records! 19 tracks in all: "Sittin' On A Hot Red Stove", "I Know", "If You Can", "Wino Man", "Magic Words", "Peace Is At Hand", "Better Days", "Fly So High", "Electronic Funk", "Reaching Out", "Hooked On Life", "Blow It Out Your Mind", "Get Your Feet Off The Ground" and more, plus 4 demos: "Escapism Beat", "Hot Pants", "Nassau Beat" and "Wino Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloBad To The Bone (street rmx, radio rmx, dub) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
It doesn't get much better than this for the early 90s, the man with the crisp lisp holding down the mic as only he can over a jazzy, bouncing Large Professor beat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloIll Street Blues/Crime Pays/Go For Your Guns/Two For The Head ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1992. Near Mint- ... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Cold Chillin sleeve.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. CD
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... LP 4.99

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... LP
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $4.99 18.98
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD 9.99

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreets Of New York (album, dub, long version)/Poison ... 12-inch
Warner, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $13.99
Nice pic sleeve version of one of their best early cuts – with production by Large Professor and Marley Marl! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, a piece of clear tape on the opening, and a small peeled spot.)

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Kool KeithErotic Man ... LP
Spoiled Brat, 1996. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Tracks include "Sex Style", "Wold Plastic", "Lovely Lady", "Sly We Fly", "Make Up Your Mind", "Before The Concert", "The Mack Is Back", "Willie Biggs" and more. 16 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool KeithSex Style ... LP
Funky Ass, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $29.99
13 tracks produced by Kut Masta Kurt, 4 tracks produced by T.R. Love. Less space imagery, more porn industry imagery from yet another of Kool Keith's personalities. Guest appearances by Spontaneous Xtasy and Noggin Nodders. With "Don't Crush It", "Sly We Fly", "Plastic World", "Still The Best" and "Keep It Real. . .Represent". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool Keith & Kutmasta KurtDiesel Truckers ... CD
DMAFT, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Guess who's back? Kool Keith drops the first hip hop truck driver LP – a collabo with Kutmasta Kurt. As you might guess, the theme doesn't always hold together, but that's to be expected. Tracks include "Diesel Truckers Theme", "Break U Off", "Takin' It Back", "Can I Buy You A Drink?", "Serve 'Em A Sentence" and lots more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kool Kieth & Nancy Des RoseWhite Lable Mix Series Vol 1 ... CD
Gamelock, 2004. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool Kyle & Billy BillTrouble (voc, inst)/Old School (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Profile, 1985. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Old school pioneer Kool Kyle on comes back for one more try. "Old School" uses Lynn drum production and a vocal style similar to Melle Mel. "Trouble" was produced by Kurtis Blow and has that live instrument electric slap-bass sound he used on his own record. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Profile sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Sealed ... $11.99
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $1.99
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeWild, Wild West (single edit, inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jive sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Olympic RunnersKeep It Up/Kool Gent ... 12-inch
London, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
2 later numbers from Olympic Runners – but both still pretty funky! Our favorite here is "Kool Gent" – a midtempo bubbler that has some tight snapping rhythms, and plenty of cool work on moog that sneaks in and out throughout the track. The tune's an instrumental, and the moog does most of the "singing" – really giving the cut a great spacey sound! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of sticker residue.)

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Patchworks Galactic ProjectSpace Remix – Surrounded By The Gobblins (NY*AK rmx)/Gobblins Are Gone (Kool Vibe's House rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Bruno Patchworks always comes up with new sounds to amaze our ears – and both of these tracks really live up to that legacy! "Surrounded By Gobblins" has this sound that's spacey, but also unusually slow – as if it's waiting to explode at a faster speed, but holds our attention even more because it doesn't – swirling in slowed vocals with really deep yet laidback beats, and these spacey keyboard lines that sew the whole thing together! "Gobblins Are Gone" is faster and more pulsating – a classic Patchworks style of groove – with lots of nod back to the deepest days of the underground house scene! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Screwball feat Kool G Rap, Noreaga & CormegaGorillas (rmx dirty, rmx clean, rmx inst, rmx dirty, rtmx clean)/Loyalty (clean) ... 12-inch
Hydra Beats, 2002. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The "Gorillas" remix on the A-side features Kool G Rap & Noreaga, the one on the flip does not. "Loyalty" features Cormega. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Hammond SmithI'll Be There/Smokin Kool ... 7-inch
Prestige, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
2 cuts from the immediate pre-Kudu years – but still nice soul jazz numbers from Johnny! "Smokin Kool" is the killer – a sweetly stepping groover, building in a Charles Earland mode as Johnny stacks up a solo on the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer moment in 70s soul – but kind of a lost gem, too – given that the album was issued by Chess Records, but features a number of big names who mostly recorded for other companies! The live performance was recorded at the first annual benefit for the Black Congressional Caucus – and the tunes have the right sort of righteous energy to match the important political event – really special performances that include a searing 9 minute version of "Wild & Peaceful" by Kool & The Gang, super-heavy versions of "Give Me Your Love" by Curtis Mayfield and the Mayfield-penned "On & On" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. War follows up with a smoking Hammond-heavy take on "Gypsy Man" – and even Jimmy Witherspoon sounds pretty darn great on a take of his classic "Goin Down Slow". CD

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New Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Summer 2014
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". CD
Also available How Ya Like Me Now ... LP 11.99

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New Kool & The GangCelebrate ... LP
De-Lite/Polygram, 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a fortune in royalties year after year from wedding bands alone! The group's got some great help on the record from Deodato – the Brazilian keyboardist who scored big with his own records in the 70s – and who's working here to arrange, conduct, and produced the album with a sweet jazzy finish! In a way, it's Deodato's ear for a great warm groove that really seems to make the set sparkle – giving it a strong soul sound, even with tighter production – still somewhat down to earth, despite its hit status – that core quality that's always made Kool & The Gang so great! Apart from "Celebration", other tracks include "Jones Vs Jones", "Love Festival", "Love Affair", "Night People", and "Morning Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a partially unglued bottom seam.)
Also available Celebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloIll Street Blues (illest version, acapella, inst)/ F*@K U Man (voc) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1992. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original white label pressing.)

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloOn The Run (clean al capone, inst al capone, acapella al capone, untouchable clean, untouchable inst, album) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1992. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
From the Live & Let Die LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Kool & The GangGet Down On It (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge crossover hit for the group – but a pretty tasty dancefloor single as well! Deodato's producing track here – and it's got a nicely compressed sound that pops along the bassline and catchy hook wonderfully! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker and some marker.)

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New Kool & The GangLadies' Night ... LP
De-Lite, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... LP
De-Lite, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – sound a bit too much like the hits from earlier albums, but are still pretty nice. But it's the synth heavy cuts – like "Whiting H&G", and the landmark "Summer Madness" – which really open up the record. They're great stuff, and have the group moving into a spacey otherworldly funk realm that had been opened up a few years earlier by Earth Wind & Fire. The long-lasting potential of "Summer Madness" proves that the move was a great one – and we're always stunned at how fantastic the track still sounds today! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has edge wear, mostly on the spine.)

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New Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... LP
Dee-Lite, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear.)
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangStone Love (club mix, house mix)/Dance Champion ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1986. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Kool & The GangWho's Gonna Take The Weight (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the group's first really monster cuts! The track shows the band moving past a straight funk mode, hitting a more message-oriented approach that bears some resemblance to some of the more righteous funk/jazz ensembles at the time. The cut starts out with a spare, spiritual intro – then launches into some kicked-up, full-on funk that's pure Kool & The Gang! A great number with a monster hook – and a riff that's been sampled and covered for years! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during the same time. The band are as tight as they ever were – and they're rolling like a non-stop locomotive with a horn-heavy groove on classics like "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", while also showing hints of their strong mellow future on the cut "Wild & Peaceful". The album also includes the massive two part jammer "Funky Stuff" and "More Funky Stuff", plus "This Is You, This Is Me" and "Life Is What You Make It". CD

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New Kool KyleIt's Rockin Time (Rock Rockin Time) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Enjoy, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Pumpkin. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Enjoy sleeve. Side 1 plays with a very light click.)

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New Kool Kyle StarchildDo You Like That Funky Beat (long, short) ... 12-inch
Enjoy, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Enjoy sleeve, with a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Kool Moe DeeNo Respect/Let's Go ... 7-inch
Jive, 1987. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve is slightly bent at the top.)

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New Key Kool & RhettmaticHead Trip (rmx, original, rmx inst) /Reconcentrated [Past, Present, Future] (LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Up Above, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Up Above sleeve.)

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New Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has wear, splitting and marker.)
Also available Live At PJ's ... LP 9.99

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New Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (single edit, inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve is slightly bent at the top.)

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New Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money/They Want Money(inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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(Sleeve is slightly bent at the top.)

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New Material w/Kool Keith, Kut Masta Kurt, et alRap Is Still An Art EP ... 12-inch
Palm (UK), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Orchestra KoolKool Heat ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Excellent (and very rare) boogaloo album by Orchestra Kool! The group has a rough hewn, tightly walloping feel that we totally love – with English vocals on some tunes and Spanish on others – with killer rhythms and some jazzy reed work. The album includes lots of hard stompin' boogaloo tracks, with a great vibe, and some groovier moments – with call and response vocals that bring in a kinship to some of the raw soul of the time! The titles include "Boogaloo Baby", "Orchestra Kool", "Ritmo Kool", and "Kool Heat" – kind of giving you an idea of the sort of swingin' boogaloo sound – plus "Guapacha", "Conversar", "Tira Jala" and "Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and working hard to push their excellent early singles on the De-Lite label – the kind of indie funky 45s that went on to shape the sound of a generation to come! This album brings together a number of those singles – really great little tracks that you can't really ever find on wax, and which have the group's perfect blend of bass/drum rhythms, choppy guitar, and hard-blaring horns – a massive groove that's still tighter here than any of the countless combos the record went onto inspire. The LP's a non-stop jam all the way through, with funk so pure it could be considered the blueprint for a generation – and titles include "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger", "Kool's Back Again", "Breeze & Soul", "Sea of Tranquility", and "Kool & The Gang". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool KeithDemolition Crash (2CDs) ... CD
Junkadelic Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A double dose of Kool Keith – with appearances by AG, Rah Digga, Big Sche Eastwood, Metropolis and more – in a 2CD set! Kool Keith's been pushing boundaries and following his creative impulses wherever they might take him since way back with The Ultramagnetic MCs, onward through the most classic alternate personas (Dr Octagon, Black Elvis), and even somewhat more straightforward, but still pretty bugged out records as Kool Keith. It's kind of amazing that he's not only still in the game after all these years, but will still come at us with double album if he feels like it. This one's got 29 tracks on 2CDs, including "Jiggaman 2nd Verse", "I Can Make This Work" feat Santa, "El Dorado" and "Maracula" feat AG, Ricky Flair" and "500 Horsepower" with Big Sche Eastwood, "Non Stop" with Rah Digga, "Euphoric R&B", "Where I'm At", "Strip Club Husband", "Downtown", "Pro Basketball", "Finger Pop" feat Metropolis and many more. CD
 
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Awol OneNME (voc, inst)/Sleepin' All Day (voc, inst)/Skye (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Records Broken, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
Produced by Mike Nardone. Guest rhymes by Kool Keith and 2Mex. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". CD

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Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way ... CD
De-Lite/Unidisc (Canada), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Key early work from Crown Heights Affair – the kings of the indie club scene of the mid 70s! There's a strong De-Lite funk groove firmly in place – with lots of electric keyboards, tight guitar, and harmony vocals in a very late 70s Kool & The Gang style! Titles include "Sexy Ways", "Far Out", "Music Is The World", "Love Me", and "Searching For Love". Also includes the nice funky funky "French Ways", which has some great moogy parts! CD features bonus mixes too! CD

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang – grooves that have amazing dexterity that few others could match, yet which always come through right on the money every time! The bass dips, turns, soars, and drops magically on each number – setting things up strongly for the group's riffing guitar, sweet keyboard lines (including a big of moog!), and few horn moments – which themselves often come across more like an American group than a Nigerian one. Vocals have this rough approach – often part of the rhythm more than anything else – and titles include "Love Is Peace", "Freaky Funkyfied Fix", "Bread Power", "Doin The Good Thing", "I've Found Love", "Last Day", and "Dig In With Time". CD
Also available Funky Pack ... LP 18.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang – grooves that have amazing dexterity that few others could match, yet which always come through right on the money every time! The bass dips, turns, soars, and drops magically on each number – setting things up strongly for the group's riffing guitar, sweet keyboard lines (including a big of moog!), and few horn moments – which themselves often come across more like an American group than a Nigerian one. Vocals have this rough approach – often part of the rhythm more than anything else – and titles include "Love Is Peace", "Freaky Funkyfied Fix", "Bread Power", "Doin The Good Thing", "I've Found Love", "Last Day", and "Dig In With Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funky Pack ... CD 14.99

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. Used ... $4.99
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RIP Dr Octagon", "I Followed You", "Run For Your Life" feat Fathed, "The God Of Rap", "That Girl Is A Monster", "Do Not Disturb", "Take That Ride", "Mopped Up", "Always Talkin Out Your A**", "Surgery" feat Motion Man and more. CD

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New Dr DooomFirst Come First Served ... CD
Funky Ass, 1999. Used ... $2.99
In the universe of Kool Keith projects, this one is maybe closest to the Sex Style LP lyrically – but the production is better than both Sex Style and Dr Octagon. We're guessing the reason is that Kool Keith had more to do with the production on this one. There's more variety in the beats, and they usually match the theme of the lyrics. The lyrics have the same bizarre Kool Keith-ness, but this time the humor is more targeted, and more mean. In addition to his beefs with the industry, other MC's, and the medical profession, this time bad housekeeping is high on his list of targets(?!) Produced by the Diesel Truckers (Kool Keith and KutMasta Kurt), with a nice picture cover by Pen & Pixel Graphics. 16 full-length tracks plus several skits. Tracks include "Call The Cops", "Brothers Feel Fly", "Body Bag", "Mental Case", "Leave Me Alone", "Welfare Love", "Dr Doom's In The Room", "Apartment 223", "Neighbors Next Door", and "I Run Rap". CD

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New Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk/Dreamworks, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 20 tracks, with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert, including "Earth People", "No Awareness", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist" and "Bear Witness". CD

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Dr OctagonEarth People (interstellar time travel mix, earth planet mix)/No Awareness (lyrical hydraulics)/Bear Witness (Q-bert gets biz) ... 12-inch
Bulk, 1995. Sealed ... $13.99
The first single from Kool Keith's alter ego. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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East Of UndergroundHell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1971/1972. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 24.98
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – all wrapped up in a beautiful package that's as visually pleasing as the music is funky! The cuts here were all recorded by US Army servicemen during the height of the Vietnam war – as Army-issued albums designed to encourage recruitment (as if a few funky grooves could help offset the bad press the war was getting on TV!) But despite that odd origin, the music here is all pretty great – mostly covers of familiar tunes from the time, but recorded with a nicely gritty quality that's mighty nice – and which makes the overall feel of the records like digging into some lost small studio tapes – ala Numero! Now Again have done a great job of putting together the whole package, too – contributing a wealth of notes and photos, and really digging deep into the scene in which these unique records were created. Not only that, but the packaging also replicates the style of the original odd releases too! The set features a CD each of music by East Of Underground and Soap – plus another CD that brings together an unusual double LP by the groups Black Seeds and Sound Trek. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Kool & The Gang", "Walking In The Rain", "Backstabbers", "I Love Everything About You", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Hell Below", "Higher", "Popcorn/Santana", "Walk On By", "Java Girl", and "Get Together". CD
Also available East Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 12.99

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New Fat Joe Da GangstaRepresent ... LP
Relativity, 1993. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Quality production all the way through by The Beatnuts, Diamond D, Showbiz and Lord Finesse, with scratches by Rob Swift and Rock Raider. Features guest appearances by Grand Puba (that to our ears anyway, sound better than his solo stuff from that time), Diamond D, Kool G Rap, Apache, and King Sun. With the hits "The S**t Is Real", "Watch The Sound", "I'm A Hit That", "Flow Joe", "You Must Be Out of Your F***in' Mind" and eight more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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FatbackTasty Jam ... LP
Spring, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A definite Tasty Jam from Fatback – a set that bumps along wonderfully with lots of the bassy bottom grooves that made the combo so great! The style here's tightened up from the past, but still plenty great – almost a reinvention of the group's 70s funk for the old school scene – with a groove that's cleaner, leaner, and sometimes a lot more stretched out than on a funky 45! Titles include "Kool Whip", "Take it Any Way You Want It", "Keep Your Fingers Out the Jam", and "Get Ready For The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". On New Vintage, Maynard really grooves it – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". Carnival is a cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Ice T, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, & OthersColors – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Warner, 1988. Used ... $2.99
Hard to believe how important this soundtrack was, back in the day. One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On Girl" by Roxanne Shante. More by Salt N Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, 7A3, and Rick James. Marley Marl produced the motherlode of these cuts, and this was the early days of the Cold Chillin/Warner alliance. CD

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New ImpossiblesHot Pepper ... LP
Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some well-polished notes on a few of the album's vocal numbers – in a totally cool groove that's got plenty of hard funky riffs at the bottom, sweet horns in the middle, and some great compressed pop vocals on the top! The album's a real lost treasure – one that we've never seen on this side of the Atlantic – and was oddly recorded and issued in Sweden in the mid 70s! But this album is way more than just a musical oddity – as it's super-funky all the way through, with a level of quality that will have it at the top of your crates for a long, long time! Titles include "Hotpepper", "Give It Up", "California", "C'mon Baby", "Easy To Be Hard", "Pretty Thing", "Love Will Keep Us Together", and "Love The Life You Live". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... $0.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". CD

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Seu JorgeCarolina ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Used ... $9.99
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko". The tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist on the Brazilian scene, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! CD

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Just-IceMasterpiece ... LP
Fresh, 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but it's plenty tough to our ears after all these years. Includes "Get Into Something", "The Iceman Cometh", "Slow, Low & Dope", "Rollin With The Just", and "I Write This In The Dark" with Angie B of The Sequence, known today as Angie Stone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New KC & The Sunshine BandKC & The Sunshine Band Part 3 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/BBR (UK), 1976. Used ... $4.99
Mega-hit material from KC & The Sunshine band – an album issued firmly into the disco years, but which still had the group hitting hard in their trademark Miami sound! The tracks here are a bit longer and more hook-heavy than before – and represent the kind of material that linked harder Kool & The Gang-styled funk with some of the crossover sounds that Miami was famous for at the time – a sound that was still largely pre-disco in its roots, but which also helped set the crossover scene for so many other groups of the 70s. The set is filled with loads of huge hits – like "Shake Your Booty", "I'm Your Boogie Man", and "Baby I Love You" – and other tracks include "I Like To Do It", "Come On In", and "Let's Go Party". CD

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Kool & The Gang provided the music – and Jalal tells the whole story throughout, in the same hard rappin' style he used with the Last Poets! The record's an undisputed classic, and includes the sample classic "Sport", plus loads of other righteous funky cuts like "Spoon", "Grit's Den", and "Sentenced To The Chair"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hustlers Convention ... LP 44.99

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New Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Douglas/United Artists, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $44.99
Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Music by Kool and the Gang, so you know it's got to be righteous. A classic, with cuts like "Sport", "Grit's Den", and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the original foldout insert with lyrics. Cover has some light wear, small splits on the top & bottom seams, and a cut corner.)
Also available Hustlers Convention ... LP 9.99

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Open Mike EagleDark Comedy ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. CD

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Prince PaulMore Than U Know (album, inst, acapella)/Trailer ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The cut we're checking for here is the 12-inch only "Trailer" which was a preview of the then upcoming LP, put together like a movie preview. The narrator introduces each MC (including Kool Keith, Xzibit, Sadat X and Everlast "as Officer Bitchkowski") as if they were stars of the movie "Prince Among Thieves." And the a-side is a Prince Paul - De La Soul reunion. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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SearchSearch I ... CD
Philly World/Boogie Times (France), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Search I (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Search I (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $4.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "I Like The Way You Funk With Me (12" mix)" and "Peanut Butter & Jam (single version)". CD
Also available
Search I ... CD 6.99
Search I (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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New SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... $4.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "I Like The Way You Funk With Me (12" mix)" and "Peanut Butter & Jam (single version)". CD
Also available
Search I ... CD 6.99
Search I (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Sir MenelikPhysical Jewels (voc, inst)/So Intelligent (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 1997. Near Mint- ... $1.99
"So Intelligent" features Kool Keith, still Dr. Ocatgon, but a little less bugged out than his recent projects. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Sound ExperienceSound Experience Live – At Glen Mills Reform School For Boys ... LP
GSF, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Probably the rarest of the three albums issued by this early 70s funk ensemble – a tight live effort cut right around the same time as Kool & the Gang's live sets, and with a very similar feel! The group are playing before a very enthusiastic audience at a small-time school for boys – kids who were probably troubled and so cooped up that they really went wild when the band showed up to play. Tracks are long, with plenty of spontaneous energy – and the group runs through a wide range of material, all honed into their lively ensemble style. Titles include "It's A Funk Thing", "40 Acres & A Mule", "Hey Love", "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Music Is Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Experience Live – At Glen Mills Reform School For Boys ... LP 33.99

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Sound ExperienceSound Experience Live – At Glen Mills Reform School For Boys ... LP
GSF, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $33.99
Probably the rarest of the three albums issued by this early 70s funk ensemble – a tight live effort cut right around the same time as Kool & the Gang's live sets, and with a very similar feel! The group are playing before a very enthusiastic audience at a small-time school for boys – kids who were probably troubled and so cooped up that they really went wild when the band showed up to play. Tracks are long, with plenty of spontaneous energy – and the group runs through a wide range of material, all honed into their lively ensemble style. Titles include "It's A Funk Thing", "40 Acres & A Mule", "Hey Love", "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Music Is Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a thin light stain along the bottom, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
Also available Sound Experience Live – At Glen Mills Reform School For Boys ... LP 9.99

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Steady BTake Your Radio (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Pop Art, 1985. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the original hip hop battle records – long before LL had beef with Canibus/Wyclef, before the LL/Kool Moe Dee records, even before the BDP/Shan/Juice Crew battles. "Take Your Radio" is a reply to LL Cool J's "Radio" where he takes on LL. Essential companion to the "Radio" LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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