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Jeffrey OsborneOne Love One Dream ... LP
A&M, 1988. Very Good+ .... $0.49
Titles include "She's On The Left", "Can't Go Back On A Promise", "One Love One Dream", "Cindy", "The Family", "My Heart Can Wait Forever", and "La Cuenta Por Favor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Johnny Otis Show/Snatch & PoontangsCold Shot/For Adults Only ... CD
Ace (UK), 1969. Used .... $12.99
Man, we don't know if Johnny and show were growing their own weed in the back of the tour bus or what – but these late 60s efforts for the band are nice and messed up! The tipoff's probably a young Shuggie, looking very stoned on the cover of the album Cold Shot (the first one on this set), and just managing to hold up his fingers for a peace sign! (Better than Johnny, though – who's flipping the bird in the same photo!) Shuggie still manages to get in some nice guitar work on the album, though - and Mighty Mouth Evans adds some color to the proceedings with his usual flair. Titles include "Country Girl", "Cold Shot", "I Believe I'll Go Back Home", "You Better Look Out", and "Goin' Back To LA". Next up is the rare album by Snatch & The Poontangs – a bit bluesy, a bit funky, and pretty raunchy all the way through – as you might expect from the name of the group! We're not sure, but this kind of feels like a Johnny Otis side project – especially hearing the guitar and choppy rhythm on a few tracks. No players are named on the album – but vocals are by "The Mouth", guitar is by "Prince Wunnerful", and drums and piano are by "The Hawk", all of which leads us to believe that the record was cut by players with bigger status, who had something to hide. Titles include "Big John Jeeter", "The Signifyin' Monkey (parts 1 & 2)", "Hey Shine", and "Two Girls In Love (With Each Other)". CD features 20 tracks in all, with 2 bonus previously unissued titles by Snatch! CD

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information ... CD
Epic/Luaka Bop, 1974. Used .... $3.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". Plus, this reissue features 4 tracks from Shuggie's Freedom Flight LP – including his original version of "Strawberry Letter 23", and "Sweet Thang", "Freedom Flight", and "Ice Cold Daydream". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Inspiration Information: World Psychedelic Classics 2 – California Soul ... CD 8.99

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974/2013. New Copy 2 CDs .... $15.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – a massive package that not only includes the legendary Inspiration Information album by Shuggie Otis, but which also adds in four bonus tracks to that classic – plus a full other album of unreleased vintage work! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. But for Inspiration Information, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day" – plus unreleased bonus tracks "Miss Pretty", "Magic", "Things We Like To Do", and "Castle Top Jam". Then – as if that's not enough – the set features incredible rare material from Shuggie – 14 more tracks as the Wings Of Love album, mostly recorded in the late 70s post-Inspiration years, plus a few tracks from later vintage too! The sound is great – the kind of extra bits we've been wanting to hear from Otis for many many years – finally unleashed from the vaults, and showing a style that really echoes the groove that others had copied from him – like The Brothers Johnson and some later contemporaries. There's plenty of great lost nuggets on Wings – and titles include "Trying To Get Close To You", "Give Me Something Good", "Wings Of Love", "Give Me A Chance", "Fireball Of Love", "Fawn", "If You'd Be Mine", "Black Belt Sheriff", and "Destination You". CD
Also available Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1974/2013. Used 2CD .... $9.99
A treasure trove of rare funk – a massive package that not only includes the legendary Inspiration Information album by Shuggie Otis, but which also adds in four bonus tracks to that classic – plus a full other album of unreleased vintage work! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. But for Inspiration Information, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day" – plus unreleased bonus tracks "Miss Pretty", "Magic", "Things We Like To Do", and "Castle Top Jam". Then – as if that's not enough – the set features incredible rare material from Shuggie – 14 more tracks as the Wings Of Love album, mostly recorded in the late 70s post-Inspiration years, plus a few tracks from later vintage too! The sound is great – the kind of extra bits we've been wanting to hear from Otis for many many years – finally unleashed from the vaults, and showing a style that really echoes the groove that others had copied from him – like The Brothers Johnson and some later contemporaries. There's plenty of great lost nuggets on Wings – and titles include "Trying To Get Close To You", "Give Me Something Good", "Wings Of Love", "Give Me A Chance", "Fireball Of Love", "Fawn", "If You'd Be Mine", "Black Belt Sheriff", and "Destination You". CD
Also available Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information: World Psychedelic Classics 2 – California Soul ... CD
Epic/Luaka Bop, 1974. Used (reissue).... $8.99
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". Plus, this 2LP reissue features 4 tracks from Shuggie's Freedom Flight LP – including his original version of "Strawberry Letter 23", and "Sweet Thang", "Freedom Flight", and "Ice Cold Daydream". CD
(Out of print. Promotional copy in a cardboard sleeve with a different cover image from that shown.)
Also available Inspiration Information ... CD 3.99

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Charlie PalmieriCharanga! ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, 1961. New Copy .... $12.99
Insanely great charanga work from Charlie Palmieri – proof that in the hands of the right leader, the new sound could really sound incredible! There's a rawness and energy to the record that you'd hardly hear in some of the more mainstream pachanga sets of the period – that edge that Palmieri first brought to his Latin sessions of the late 50s, and which really seems to come through incredibly here – partly thanks to Charlie's wonderfully offbeat tones on piano – but also to the way that Pacheco's flute weaves in and out of the violin and percussion! We'd rank this one right up there with Ray Barretto's best modern pachanga records of the same time – and titles include "Domino", "Pacheco's Descarga", "Tema De La Duboney", "Moonlight Cocktail", and "Chun Ko". CD

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PanPan (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS/Beatball (Korea), 1973. New Copy .... $22.99
Sweet and mellow work from ex-Beau Brummel Ron Elliott – done in a style that's a bit jazzy, a bit folksy, and with some really nice moments! There's a feel here that steps off the Bradley's Barn album by the Brummels, but it's actually inflected with a hippy honesty that makes for an even more innocent feel – kind of jaded LA hipster goes to the country and soaks up the sunshine, if you know what we mean! Keith Barbour sings lead vocals, but Ron and Val Christian Garay often harmonize alongside – in a way that echoes some of the best early touches of America, too – but with a hipper feel. Jimmie Haskell handles the arrangements, and plays a bit of moog – and titles include "Lady Honey", "The Puppet", "Garbage Man", "Ain't Got The Strings", "More Than My Guitar", and "Sad Rag Doll". CD

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Paris SistersParis Sisters Sing Everything Under The Sun ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
Great girl group material from mid 60s Warner Brothers – a sweet little set from The Paris Sisters – produced to perfection by Jack Nitzsche and Jimmy Bowen! The trio's probably best known for giving the world Priscilla Paris – who went on to cut some sexy records on her own – but here they're recasting a New York girl trio mode with some great LA studio touches – some of the gentle-stepping bass that Bowen could bring to a session, or those soft pillowy charts that Nitzsche could write with a surprisingly complex edge! There's way more here than just some copycat chart attempts – and some of the best numbers have this sense of depth that's downright spooky – maybe partly from the deeper-toned vocals you might not expect. Titles include "My Good Friend", "I'm Me", "Born To Be With You", "Long After Tonight Is All Over", and "See That Boy". CD

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New Van Dyke ParksSong Cycle ... CD
Warner, 1968. Used .... $6.99
Van Dyke Parks' masterpiece – and one of the hippest records to come out of LA in the 60s! The album's a strangely anachronistic one – steeped in the kind of past-days scoring found on early records by Harpers Bizarre and Randy Newman (both of which Parks had a hand in!), wrapped around simply poetic songs about the scene and state of affairs in late 60s LA, all handled with a cinematic approach that's aging Hollywood at its best! Titles include Randy Newman's "Vine Street" – plus "By The People", "Laurel Canyon Blvd", "Donovan's Colours", and "The All Golden". CD
Also available Song Cycle (180 gram version) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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Van Dyke ParksSong Cycle (180 gram version) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Van Dyke Parks' masterpiece – and one of the hippest records to come out of LA in the 60s! The album's a strangely anachronistic one – steeped in the kind of past-days scoring found on early records by Harpers Bizarre and Randy Newman (both of which Parks had a hand in!), wrapped around simply poetic songs about the scene and state of affairs in late 60s LA, all handled with a cinematic approach that's aging Hollywood at its best! Titles include Randy Newman's "Vine Street" – plus "By The People", "Laurel Canyon Blvd", "Donovan's Colours", and "The All Golden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie store exclusive for Record Store Day 2013. Limited to 2500 numbered copies.)
Also available Song Cycle ... CD 6.99

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Van Dyke ParksSongs Cycled ... CD
Bella Union, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
The legendary Van Dyke Parks – sounding surprisingly great after all these years – and, if anything, finally returning to the brilliance of his early work at Warner Brothers! The full album's a summation of music that Parks developed over a host of 7" single releases – and you can really hear the time that Van took with the tunes – that careful approach that made him one of the most interesting tunesmiths of the LA scene of the late 60s – served up here with a similar sense of American ethos and deeply personal vision! If anything, age has only done better things to Parks' vocals than before – infusing them with that timeless quality they always seemed to hint at, but never hit this well – and the instrumentation really echoes that mode, with a complex blend of acoustic elements and subtle strings, always delivered with a sense of darkness underneath. The album's done with the help of a number of other key artists – both visual and musical – but as usual with Parks' collaborative projects, the leader himself really helps shape the sound in the end! Titles include "Dreaming Of Paris", "Hold Back Time", "Sassafrass", "Black Gold", "Wedding In Madagascar", "The Parting Hand", "Wall Street", and "The All Golden". CD
(Includes bonus download, too.)

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Bernard ParmegianiDe Natura Sonorum ... LP
Recollection GRM (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold (reissue).... $29.99
Tremendous 70s electronic work from Bernard Parmegiani – performed at a level that's both tuneful and bracing at the same time – as waves of sound are broken up by fragmented moments – creating a sense of tension and surprise that really holds us rapt throughout! The procession almost makes for a narrativity you don't always get in electronic music like this – a sense of exploring a space, or making a move that really warrants the extended length of the set. Titles include "Points Contre Champs", "Geologie Sonore", "Incidences/Resonances", and "Dynamique De La Resonance". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Peanut Butter ConspiracyFor Children Of All Ages (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $6.99
Great work from The Peanut Butter Conspiracy – even tighter and more groove-happy than previous records – with a very hip blend of mod soul influences underneath their Sunshine Pop sound! There's a lot of Hammond bubbling up in the rhythms here, and the drums are nicely forceful too – never totally funky, but with a force that pushes the record along nicely, and makes for a fair bit of rockish groovers! Vocals are both by the group's male and female singer, often shifting off from track to track – and titles include "Gonna Get You Home", "Back In LA", "It's Alright", "Loudness Of Your Silence", "Out In The Cold Again", "Now", "Think", and "Return Home". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – including "Try", "Try Again", "You're Not Getting Into It", "What Did I Do Wrong", and "Show You The Way". CD

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Pearly Queen/Wild WindQuit Jivin' – A Funk Anthology ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
2 bands with silly names, but amazing grooves – all very much in the Chicano funk mode – making the CD an essential one if you dig Latinized soul of the early 70s! Both groups hailed from Miami, and follow firmly in the style of Coke – another Miami funk group from the time who've been a huge favorite amongst the beathead crowd. Pearly Queen's 11 tunes on the set have some really great guitar riffing – wailing away in a heavy mode that's certainly got a trace of rock, but which is much more in the style of some of our favorite funky 45s! Wild Wind follow up the groove with some fuller-sounding tracks – often done in a magnificent blend of bass, percussion, guitar, and organ that's clearly inspired by the LA scene, but which has some unique elements of southern funk! The set's got 20 tracks in all, and is a great introduction to these two wonderful groups. Titles by Pearly Queen include "Quit Jivin", "Move On", "Super Star", "Jungle Walk", and "To Be With You" – and titles by Wild Wind include "A Drink Or Two", "What We Can Do", "Make Your Move", and "I've Tried To Love You". Better notes and package than the previous reissue, too! CD

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Art PepperArt Of Pepper – The Complete Aladdin Recordings Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used .... $14.99
Great stuff by Art Pepper – originally issued only on tape, and kind of lost in his catalog – and like many albums of his 50s work released after the fact, this one almost blows away some of his best known records! The material was recorded in 1957, and was only ever issued on pre-recorded tape by the Omega Tape Company, so it's one of the rarest 50s sessions by Pepper. The set's got a harder groove than most of his record on Contemporary – which is great with us, because we can finally hear the emotion and tone that Pepper is always credited with, but which doesn't always show up on record. The group's a small one, with Ben Tucker on bass, Chuck Flores on drums, and the late LA bopper Carl Perkins on piano. Titles include "Surf Ride", "Begin The Beguine", "Holiday Flight", "Webb City", and "Too Close For Comfort". CD
(Out of print. Image is yellow.)

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New Art PepperNo Limit ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1978. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and two numbers have a really nice Latiny flair – with Art spinning out some aggressive solos on top of fast-running grooves, in a way you'd be surprised to hear on one of his albums from the time! Titles include "Rita San", "My Laurie", "Ballad of The Sad Young Men", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD also features one bonus track – "No Limit", which oddly wasn't on the original album – even though it's got the same title! CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Art PepperReturn Of Art Pepper – The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Jazz West/Blue Note, 1956. Used .... $8.99
Given that Pepper was on and off the LA scene a fair bit in the 50s – due to personal trouble and legal battles – this album's not so much "the return", as it is one of Pepper's many strong steps back into the studio, a place in which he demonstrated an uncanny ability to craft brilliant work, despite the turmoil going on around him. The set's as classic as you can get for Pepper – right down to the classic William Claxton photo on the cover (which has a chilling story that you'll find in Art's autobiography). Players include Jack Sheldon, Russ Freeman, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne – and titles include "Pepper Returns", "Funny Blues", "Angel Wings", "Walkin Out Blues", "Five More", "Minority", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pere UbuModern Dance ... LP
Blank, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A seminal album from the American underground of the late 70s – the unexpected debut of Pere Ubu, bursting forth from the Cleveland scene with a sound to challenge the greatness of anything coming from New York or LA at the time! The album's not exactly punk, not exactly art rock, but has strong elements of both – all wrapped around the unique conception of singer Dave Thomas, whose vocals are some of the oddest ever recorded! The tunes here are a lot more straightforward and upfront than some of Pere Ubu's later work – in a way that definitely makes the album their biggest favorite with continuing new generations of indie rockers. But there's also still a fair number of more experimental touches too – odd sonic tricks and almost-abstract moments that were quite revolutionary for the time – especially from Cleveland! Titles include "Non Alignment Pact", "The Modern Dance", "Chinese Radiation", "Real World", "Life Stinks", "Over My Head", and "Humor Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl PerkinsIntroducing Carl Perkins (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dootone/Boplicity (UK), 1956. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the few albums as a leader cut by legendary LA pianist Carl Perkins – an amazing talent on his instrument, and one who had an unusual "sideways" approach to the keys! Perkins kind of leaned alongside the piano – so that his body was parallel to the instrument, and his fingers reached out, moving back and forth on the ivories – with a sound that was almost as if he was strumming the whole thing! The style really stands out, and makes for some especially deft moments here in this classic trio set for Dootoo – a fluid and grooving session that also features Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums. Tracks include "Marble Head", "Way Cross Town", "Carl's Blues", and "Lilacs In The Rain". CD also features two bonus tracks – the previously unissued "Memories", and an alternate version of "Westside". CD

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Piero PiccioniNiente Rose Per OSS 117 ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... $16.99
The great Piero Piccioni at the height of his powers – working here on a sublime spy soundtrack from the 60s! The record's got a really wonderful sound right from the start – lots of cool Hammond organ lines that bubble and shimmer in ways that are quite different than the use of the instrument by any American jazz players of the time – really weird and wild from a sonic perspective, but still set to lots of cool and groovy rhythms as well! The soundtrack's got the same sublime appeal as Piccioni's legendary music for La Deccima Vittima/The Tenth Victim – just the sort of essential lost gem that got us collecting rare soundtracks in the first place! 30 tracks in all – with great sound throughout. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Dave PikeBossa Nova Carnival/Limbo Carnival ... CD
New Jazz/Fantasy (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
A pair of killers from Dave Pike – early work in a tremendous career in music! First up is Bossa Nova Carnival – a sublime set of bossa nova numbers, all written by the bossa pianist Joao Donato! Joao doesn't actually play on the record, but his compositions here are enough – as they help Pike find a new sense of space and pulse in his music – rhythms that really unlock his vibes towards their grooviest ends for the first time ever on record. Most numbers are heavily modal – a great mix with the bossa setting – and the album also features key work from Clark Terry on flugelhorn, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Chris White on bass – whose loping lines really help shape the overall sound of the record. Also features lots of nice percussion – and titles include "Ginha", "Samba Lero", "Sono", "Carnival Samba", "Sausalito", and "Melvalita". Limbo Carnival isn't some early 60s gimmick session, designed to cash in on a dance craze – and instead, it's a wonderful early Latin set from the great vibist Dave Pike! In fact, given the strength of the grooves here, it would be plenty darn hard to do any limbo action to this one – because the rhythms are bouncy, modal, and very very groovy – served up by Pike on vibes, in a lineup that includes Ray Barretto on conga, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, and Leo Wright on flute and alto – plus a few other straight jazz players like Jimmy Raney on guitar and Tommy Flanagan on piano. Tracks include "Mambo Bounce", "Matilda", "Cattin Latin", "St. Thomas", and a strange groovy version of "La Bamba". CD

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Roy PorterInner Feelings ... CD
Vistone/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A crazy bit of funk from drummer Roy Porter – a player who first rose to fame during the LA bop years of the late 40s, but who sounds even hipper here in the 70s! The album's got a madly skittish approach to funk – one that's highly rhythmic, but often in unconventional ways – somewhat similar to Redd Holt's excellent albums for the Paula label. Roy plays drums, percussion, and sings a bit – and the grooves run from break-heavy instrumentals to even cooler numbers that bring in more of a sense of flow and soul – really opening things up beyond any simple 70s jazz funk cliches, and hitting some really wicked new territory! Instrumentation includes plenty of great horns, electric piano, guitar, and even a bit of Arp – all used in really inventive anc reative ways. Titles include the classic crate-digging favorites "Panama" and "Party Time", plus a vocal version of "Jessica", a cover of Jobim's "Waver-ing", and another nice original called "Funny Feelin'"! Tremendous stuff all the way through! CD

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Roy PorterJessica ... CD
Vistone/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $22.99
A wonderful mix of soul jazz, funky rhythms, and even more experimental moments – a truly tremendous effort from LA drummer Roy Porter, and the first set issued under the name of his Sound Machine group! The groove here is really unconventional – filled with unusual timings, phrasings, and changes that push it way beyond more familiar jazz funk of Prestige, Fantasy, or CTI – yet still all very much in the pocket, with a righteously soulful vibe that's incredible! The cover's inspired by Roy's son's love of motocross – and one number even features a bit of motorcycle sound effects along with the grooves! The rest of the tracks are heavier on the horns, and feature some wonderful arrangements that are filled with soul and style – always a bit edgey, and never too slick or straightforward. Titles include the classics "Funky Twitch" and "Hip City", plus "Drums for Daryl", "Ooh-La-La", and the legendary "Jessica", a really beautiful number! CD

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Roy PorterStory Of The Roy Porter Sound Machine – 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the coolest, grooviest cats who ever cut a record – an an artist with a really unique conception at the time of these recordings! Roy Porter got his start as a drummer during the bebop years, and worked hard on the LA scene of the R&B and soul scenes of the 50s and 60s – but to us, his crowning achievement is these amazing funk sides of the early 70s – amazingly complex, but right on the money too – and a whole new kind of music that's impossible to describe in words! Roy mixes funky drums with lots of cool jazzy changes – keyboard lines, horn parts, and bass bits that have the frenzy you might find in fusion, yet come across with the down-to-earth vibe of a funky 45 – a killer blend that goes way past jazz, and even most straight funk too – as you'll hear in this sweet little set. The package brings together all the best tracks from these key Porter years – and titles include "Jessica" and "Panama" in both vocal and instrumental versions, plus "Wow", "Funny Feelin", "Funky Twitch", "Love You", "Hense Forth", "Out On The Town Tonight", "Givin Me The Blues", "Waver-ing", "Party Time", and "Hip City". CD features the bonus track "Drums For Daryl". CD

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New Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... CD
Late 70s. New Copy .... Around May 24, 2014
Moogy moogy moogy! A nice little album of LA 70s funk – with kind of a super-dope slow groove on many tracks, backed up by some larger disco-ish production, all augmented by some great keyboards, vibes, and percussion by Jack Ashford. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moog sound that's very nice – and other tracks have some good electronic elements, and an offbeat approach to the groove. Titles include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right ON Top". CD

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Jane BirkinLolita Go Home ... CD
1975. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially on the English-language versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Where Or When" – and the arrangements by J-P Sabar have a spare electric quality that work perfectly with Jane's flat voice. A real oddity, but the kind of oddity that kept Birkin a compelling artist throughout her career – and proof that style goes a lot farther than substance in the world of Euro pop! Tunes are almost all originals written by Serge Gainsbourg – and titles include "French Graffiti", "Just Me & You", "La Fille Aux Claquettes", and "Rien Pour Rien". CD

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New BlossomsShockwave ... CD
1972. New Copy .... Around June 18, 2014
An obscure girl group soul album from the early 70s, recorded in LA with arrangements by such folks as Gene Page and The Paris Brothers – and with a sound that's similar to Love Unlimited, or other West Coast combos like that. Page's work is probably the best on the album, and his titles include "Touchdown", "Last Call For Love", and "Cherish What Is Dear To You". CD
Also available Shockwave ... LP 13.99

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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... CD
1973. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
A great easy groover from early 70s Motown! Severin Browne's the brother of Jackson Browne – and as such, is more of a mellow rock artist than a soul artist – but this album's got a sweet soul vibe in the mix, and is a surprisingly nice release from Motown's early LA years! In a way, you can hear a James Taylor-ish influence in Browne's vocalizing and guitar work, but the backing behind him is more in the smooth LA studio style – a bit like that used on the 70s work of Jose Feliciano or Nick DeCaro. The songs are surprisingly wonderfully crafted – and to discover Browne's work is to tap into the lost career of a under-recognized 70s singer/songwriter. Titles include "Darling Christina", "Snowflakes", "Sister", "Not Quite Time", "Skip Tune", and "Just A Matter Of Time". CD

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ChakachasJungle Fever (with bonus track) ... CD
1972. New Copy .... Around May 12, 2014
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". CD
Also available Jungle Fever ... LP 19.99

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New Marpessa DawnMarpessa Dawn EP Collection ... CD
Early 60s. New Copy .... Around June 11, 2014
Very cool compilation that features rare French recordings made by the lovely actress featured in the film Black Orpheus. The first batch of tracks have a lively loud raw quality, similar to the stuff on the original soundtrack – and titles of these include "Carnaval Samba", "Samba D'Orphee", and "Adieu Tristesse". Other tracks have more of a French pop feel, with titles like "La Fille De La Montagne", "C'est Lui Ma Vie", and "Va-t En Vit Mon Amour". Very nice stuff overall, and some extremely rare recordings served up in a lovely package! CD

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DeodatoKnights Of Fantasy ... CD
1979. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2014
Smooth jazzy work from Deodato – done in an LA late 70s style that's kind of like work by Joe Sample or The Crusaders, but a bit more R&B oriented, and with a deeper soul style overall! You can definitely hear Deodato's growing taste for modern soul here – especially on the seminal club jammer "Whistle Bump", which is a tight keyboard-driven groove, with some sweeping strings underneath wah wah guitar. The cut's the real standout on the album – although there's a few other nice moments, like "Space Dust" and "Lovely Lady", which has a great mellow Bob James-ish sound. CD

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Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
1973. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". CD

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Wardell GrayWay Out Wardell ... CD
1956. New Copy .... Around May 26, 2014
Seminal sounds from the LA scene of the late 40s – one of the most important records to showcase the tenor talents of the legendary Wardell Gray – a key player on the harder side of the west coast for its formative bop years – and one whose career was cut short all too soon! The material here really shows that strong LA tradition of fervent jam session work – recorded here with Gray alongside additional tenor from Vido Musso – plus guitar from Barney Kessel and Irving Ashby, trumpet from Ernie Royal and Howard McGhee, trombone from Vic Dickenson, piano from Arnold Ross and Erroll Garner, and bass from Red Callender and Harry Babison. Tracks are nice and long – with plenty of room for Gray to show of his solo talents – and titles include "Tenderly", "Blue Lou", "Just You Just Me", and "One O'Clock Jump". CD

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Richard Groove HolmesWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... CD
1969. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
Groove Holmes and Gerald Wilson – a wonderful combination on this late 60s session – in a style that's everything great about mainstream LA jazz at the time! Wilson really has a way with the charts on the session – and although the group is large, they've got a lean, clean sound that bounces along nicely – slightly funky at times, always soulful at others – a perfect backdrop for the well-played Hammond lines that Groove brings to the set! The album's not as much of an all-out organ wailer as some of Holmes' albums for Prestige – but that's a-ok with us, because Wilson's group features some other great players too – including Dennis Budimir on guitar, Tony Ortega and Arnie Watts on saxes, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Titles include "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife", "High Blues Pressure", "Listen Here", "Oklahoma Toad", "Rhythm & Groove", "In & Out", and "Isole Natalie". CD

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Glenn JonesTake It From Me (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
1986. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
Sweet 80s soul from the mighty Glenn Jones – one of the best mainstream singers of his generation, as you'll hear on this set of mellow grooving tunes! Instrumentation's pretty electric at most moments – lots of synth, keyboards, and beats – but Glenn's well-trained vocals bring in a nice sense of humanity and depth to most numbers – especially the mellower tracks, which are really some of the standout moments in the set. Production's handled by La La and Hawk Wolinski – and titles include "Be My Lady", "Love Will Show Us How", "Stay", "Set The Night On Fire", "All Work No Play", and "Take It From Me". CD
Also available Take It From Me (plus bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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ManhattansToo Hot To Stop It ... CD
1985. New Copy .... Around April 20, 2014
Tracks include "Don't Say No", "Angel Of The Night", "C'Est La Vie", "Dreamin", "Too Hot To Stop It", and "When We Are Made As One". CD

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Airto MoreiraI'm Fine, How Are You? ... CD
1977. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2014
A lot smoother than most of Airto's other work – and almost more of a soul record than a jazz one – but also a great batch of grooves with a really spirited feel! Airto's percussion is still relatively up front in the mix, and smooth funky LA arrangements take the album to a warm soulful place – giving the more uptempo tracks a tight dancefloor groove that's still kept a bit rootsy by all the acoustic percussion. Tom Scot lays down great solos on two tracks – "I'm Fine, How Are You" and "The Road Is Hard (But We're Going To Make It)" – and other good tracks include "The Happy People" and "Celebration Suite". CD

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Gene PageHot City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
1974. New Copy .... Late April, 2014
An excellent album of Barry White-styled instrumentals – put together by Barry's right hand man Gene Page, and produced by Barry himself! The record's one of the best that Page ever cut – apart from his seminal blacksploitation soundtracks – and it's very much in the mode of White's Love Unlimited Orchestra albums from the same time, although perhaps with less of a string section. Players are an all-star cast of LA studio groovers that includes David T Walker, Wah Wah Ragin, Ernie Watts, Wilton Felder, and others – and tracks are mostly originals by Page and White. Titles include "Jungle Eyes", "She's My Main Squeeze", "I Am Living In A World Of Gloom", "Satin Soul", and "To The Bone". CD

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet – Volume 2 (10 inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
Original 10" LP featuring the second set of historic duets between Brazilian guitarist Almeida and the great LA alto player Bud Shank. This is the stuff that supposedly ended up back in Brazil and inspired the wave of musicians involved in the bossa nova momement. It's been repackaged a number of times, but it's great to have in this cool original package, with a weird polarized cover featuring a strange green design of intertwining leaves. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some peeled spots, a spot of tape residue in one corner, and some light stains.)

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New AssagaiZimbabwe ... CD
Philips/Keyhole (UK), 1971. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, and Louis Moholo on drums – with some rock touches from guitarist Fred Coker, and Ghanian elements on percussion and vocals from Terri Quays! Most of the other players have strong jazz backgrounds, and because of that the set's got a style that's different than the usual Afro rock outing of its type – more far-reaching and cosmic overall, with some especially great passages from Feza, Pukwana, and Coker. Jade Warrior make a guest appearance too – and titles include "Barazinbar", "Wanga", "La La", "Dalani", "Bayeza", "Sanga", "Come Along", and "Kinzambi". CD

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New Chet BakerChet Baker Sings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Poor .... Just Sold Out!
Looking for classic Chet Baker vocal tracks? This is the stuff! 8 tracks of haunting vocals by a young Chet, sung with a small group from the LA scene with Russ Freeman, Bob Neel and Carson Smith, and featuring trumpet solos next to his vocals: 'But Not For Me", 'Time After Time", "My Funny Valentine", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "There Will Never Be Another You", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Look For The Silver Lining". Every track is great, and these are the original vocal recordings that put Chet on the map! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a fair bit of marks, and plays with some clicks and crackles. Cover has some light wear, but isn't that bad overall.)

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Willie BoboBobo Motion ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Bobo Motion is groovy motion – heard here on one of Willie's best albums for Verve from the late 60s – a really unique blend of jazz, Latin, and soul-based rhythms! The set's even tighter than some of Willie's other Verve records – and like the classic Uno Dos Tres, it's got some nicely greasy numbers that slide around wonderfully in the groove – next to others that are cleaner, leaner, and plenty darn jazzy! Willie sings a bit on the record, but not much – and the real highlight is the heavy timbales on most of the rhythms, and the crack small combo Latin sound throughout. All tracks are great – and even familiar numbers sound fresh under the Bobo touch! Titles include "Ain't That Right", "Cute", "Evil Ways", "Show Me", "Black Coffee", "Night Walk", and "La Bamba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and a split on the bottom seam.)

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Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond/Cal TjaderDave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond Quartet/Cal Tjader (photo cover) ... LP
Crown, Early 50s. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Rare work from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – issued here on the Crown label, who usually just focused on the sounds of LA! As usual with Crown, the notes are a bit vague – but we can say that the set features some sparkling material that really matches the Fantasy Records 50s best of all players – although with a vibe that's slightly more rough around the edges – but we mean that in a good way! The set begins with a long take on Brubeck's haunting "At A Perfume Counter" – almost more of a showcase for the alto of Paul Desmond, which takes some turns and twists that are simply breathtaking – and which will have you raising your love of his talents another notch – if that's possible at all. Next is Desmond as a leader in the haunting "Purple Moon" – a number with a bottom bassy intensity that's a perfect foil for Paul's raspy alto in the lead. Last up is Cal Tjader on "Jazz Latino" – a number that's got a cool blend of vibes, piano, and guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the spine and some small stains on the bottom seam.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordMosaic Select – The Complete Revelation Sessions (Revelation/Secrets/unreleased material) (3CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Revelation, 1969/1971/1972/1979. New Copy 3CD .... Just Sold Out!
An amazing collection of music – some of the hippest jazz to ever come out of the west coast scene, and a legendary pairing of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and saxophonist John Carter! Both players have really gone onto leave their mark in later years – but honestly, they almost reached the peak of their powers with these incredible early recordings – beautifully bracing modern jazz, of a sort that somewhat follows an Ornette Coleman lineage, but which also opens up into the new spirituality that was hitting the LA scene in the post-Coltrane years – almost a bridge between the Coleman/Dolphy generation, and the later Nimbus scene that would rise in the west! The music here is stark, simple, and quite organic – yet has an energy that's all its own – an amazing progression of rhythms and horn sounds, wrapped together beautifully through a killer set of original compositions. Carter plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute; Bradford is on trumpet, and rhythm players include Nate Morgan and Bill Henderson on piano, Henry Franklin and Louis Spears on bass, and Bruz Freeman and Leon Ndugu Chancler on drums. The set brings together material originally issued on the Seeking and Secrets albums for the Revelation label – but then also features lots more previously unreleased tracks – making the set more than 50% new material! Most titles are of the 1969/Early 70s vintage of the Revelation albums – but the set also features some beautiful 1979 duets between Carter and Bradford, with no other instrumentation at all. 22 tracks in all – and an instant treasure! CD

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Philippe D'AramFascination (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A totally cool score from Philippe D'Aram – one that's heavy on electronics, amidst the usual horror movie moods – which gives the music a cold, stark feel that's really amazing – incredibly spooky at points, and nice and spacey at others! D'Aram doesn't just use the usual familiar moog and Rhodes elements – and instead seems to be working with early sample-type textures – using blocks of sound in these slow-building ways that are almost an electronic equivalent of a Phantom Of The Opera-type organ – especially at points when dark voices filter in to the mix, alongside acoustic elements on tuned instruments. Titles include "La Louve", "Apparation Du Chateau", "Bizarre Cult 2", "L'Amour Des Deux Filles", "Death Brigitte", and "La Valse Grincante". LP, Vinyl record album

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DeBargeAll This Love ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
A stone pop soul winner from DeBarge – the kind of record that made the group a heck of a lot of money back in the 80s, and which sounds surprisingly great to our ears today! The record features lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony way that stretches back to some of the great 70s groups of the same style – like The Sylvers or the Stairsteps. A heck of a lot nicer than we remember, and pretty great all the way through – with tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All This Love ... CD 13.99

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DefariBionic (radio, street, inst)/Change & Switch (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
ABB, 1997. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
Defari's underground hit that proved that LA MC's don't have to fall into the trap of Death Row-type gangsta on one side and the we're-boring-but-at least-we're-underground sound on the other. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dr JohnGris Gris ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of John's later, straighter material – clearly the work of years of creative genius, as the Doctor, Mac Rebennack, draws on both his heritage from the Crescent City, and his years of work in the underground rock scene in LA! Harold Batiste handled the arrangements – and the record really paves the way for so many famous LA/New Orleans albums to come in the 70s – but never with results this mindblowingly trippy. The tracks are wild, funky, and messed-up New Orleans R&B filtered through a heavy dose of psychedelics – and titles include "Mama Roux", "Croker Courtbullion", "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya", and the original version of "I Walk On Guilded Splinters". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Alligator. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Gris Gris ... CD 15.99

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FeatherChen Yu Lips ... LP
Discovery, 1982. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A sweet and jazzy set of vocals – recorded in LA with a really wonderful finish! Feather are the team of Weaver Copeland and Mahmu Pearl, and they sing together with a style that's a lot like the hippest work of Jackie & Roy or the team of Dave MacKay & Vicki Hamilton – breezy, lightly dancing, and performed with loads of nice jazzy changes. Instrumentation on the set includes some tenor sax by Eddie Harris, vibes by Victor Feldman, and plenty of strong Latin percussion from Luis Conte – and tunes include versions of the Clare Fischer tunes "Morning" and "Gaviota", plus the tracks "Mulege Day", "Out Of The Night", "Chen Yu Lips", "Follow Your Road", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Jose FelicianoFireworks ... LP
RCA, 1970. Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Classic work by Jose in the style he forged in LA at the end of the 60s – a mix of 60s pop and soul with that wonderful Latin style he used, the one that made his vocals and guitar cry slightly with the rhythms, taking conventional and familiar songs, and opening them up in a whole new way, with a depth that's quite unexpected! Titles include "Destiny", "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window", "Blackbird", "Once There Was A Love", "Susie Q", "Yesterday", and "Pegao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Serge GainsbourgInitials BB (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic Serge Gainsbourg album – and the BB initials in the title belong to Brigitte Bardot! This rare gem from 1968 is a second set of tracks that Serge cut with Brigitte Bardot – and it's a doozy! The record repeats a few tracks from their other effort (Bonnie & Clyde) – but it's also got some incredible cuts that are exclusive to this album, and which have that stone funky groove that makes the best late 60s work of Serge so in-demand these days! The best tracks include "Ford Mustang", "Initials BB", and "Black And White" – all of which have incredible funky intros that are totally sampleable – and the set also includes "Bonnie And Clyde", "Qui Est In Qui Est Out", "Marilu", "Shu Ba Du Ba La Loo Ba", "Hold Up", "Torrey Canyon", "Dr Jeckyll Et Monsieur Hyde", "Comic Strip", and "Bloody Jack". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Stan GetzStan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 ... CD
Eagle Rock, 1972. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful material from the famous 1972 appearance by Stan Getz at the Montreux Jazz Festival – tracks that capture his Captain Marvel era quartet at its height – one of the greatest Getz combos of the 60s and 70s! The quartet features key contributions from Chick Corea on piano and keyboards – opening up Stan in the way he did for the Sweet Rain album, but with a different, more spacious vibe – one that really shows the great growth both players had undergone since that record. Stan's tenor lines are wonderfully free, and deeply soulful – a new sort of post-Coltrane spirituality, but still as lyrical and personal as before. Chick's keyboards are never indulgent – and get great rhythmic backing from Stanley Clarke on bass and Tony Williams on drums. Titles include "Windows", "Day Waves", "La Fiesta", "Time's Lie", "Captain Marvel", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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GoblinIl Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A rare non-soundtrack record from Goblin – but done in a style that's equally wonderful as their famous music for horror films! The set really shows the progressive roots from which they sprang – with a sound that's a bit fuller than some of their soundtrack work, and which also has vocals too – sung in Italian, but with a very Peter Gabriel sort of edge to them. Keyboards figure heavy in the mix, and there's also some really nice dark undercurrents too – on titles that include "La Danza", "Mark Il Bagarozzo", "Terra Di Goblin", "Un Ragazzo D'Argento", and "Notte". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark (remastered edition) ... CD 14.99

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New Human ExpressionLove At a Psychedelic Velocity (with bonus 45) ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
A fiery, raucous and pretty amazing set of are 60s garage rock from Human Expression – and LA area group that was working very well in incendiary numbers that bridge the riveting, sweaty intensity of garage rock rawness with the coming carnival of psychedelia. These high school students cut some incredible singles for the Accent label, and as lore has it, turned down an opportunity to cut "Born To Be Wild" before Steppenwolf got a hold of it, focusing in rawer, edgier material that sounds great if it didn't make 'em rock stars! Includes "Readin Your Will", "Love At Psychedelic Velocity", "Every Night", "Clam Me Down", "Sweet Child Of Nothingness", "I Told Her", "Return Nevermore", "Judgement Of Rejection", and "I Don't Need Nobody". Also comes with a bonus 45 that includes "Who Is Burning" and "Following Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid ChemistsPaul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists ... LP
Lizard, 1971. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Funky drums from the mighty Paul Humphrey – one of the standout studio players of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, and an even better talent as a leader on this set! Paul's working here in a style that's partly in a funk mode, and partly soul instrumental – supported by small combo instrumentation from other figures on the LA scene – including David T Walker on guitar, Clarence McDonald on keyboards, and Phil Upchurch on bass. The sound is lean and mean, often with a hard-stepping feel that makes many of the cuts sound like some of the more stripped-down blacksploitation numbers from the time! Includes the original tunes "Cool Aid", "Funky LA", "Detroit", and "Baby Rice" – plus covers of "Music Talk", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Them Changes", and "Sack Full Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some light wear, and a promo sticker.)
Also available Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists ... CD 23.99

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Ice Cube, Ice T, King Tee & OthersPrime Kuts Volume 1 ... LP
Par, 1989. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Oddly this compilation of late 80s California rap has MC Eiht and Mike T of CMW on the cover, but they're not featured. Still not a bad selection of west coast numbers from that time, including the LA version of the 2 Live Crew, pre-Luke, performing "What I Like". 10 tracks in all, including "Better Bring A Gun" and "Payback's A Mother" by King Tee, "All About Money" by Kool Rock Jay & DJ Slice, "6 In The Morning" by Ice T, "My Posse" by Ice Cube, "Underwater Rimes" by Digital Underground, "Ny Rapper" by Bobby Jimmy and "This Beat Be Smooth" and "Do You Wanna Go To The Liquor Store" by Toddy Tee & Mixmaster Spade. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jackson 5ABC ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a surprisingly righteous, joyous sort of sound – and titles include "The Love You Save", "ABC", "One More Chance", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl", "La-La Means I Love You", "2-4-6-8", and "The You Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some pen and scratches on the back.)
Also available ABC ... CD 13.99

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Harold JohnsonWide Open ... LP
Revue, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
One of the few rare albums cut by this great LA-based soul jazz pianist! Harold's first two featured his highly percussive sextet, but this one's got Harold solo as the leader, with backing by a group that includes Woody "Fats" Theus on conga, and Daniel Ramos on guitar. Johnson's piano is right out front, comping heavily in a very soulful style. Tracks include "Wide Open", "Soul Perception", "Right On", and "Valediction" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and a cutout hole.)

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New JoyceCurriculum ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Rare early work from Joyce – a much-needed collection that brings together all the hard-to-find early bits recorded by this fantastic Brazilian singer – songs from compilations, live albums, singles, soundtracks, and other obscure sources! The 20 track set is a real treasure trove if you love Joyce (and we certainly do!) – a way to hear some of these overlooked gems from the initial years of her career – cuts that often show a slight bossa influence, but which also bring in some more complicated modes too – a few trippy touches here, some jazzy inflections there – all wrapped up with the sound that's set Joyce apart from her contemporaries for years. The package has notes that list the source for each track – and titles include "Kyrie", "Andrea", "Copacabana Velha De Guerra", "Dia De Vitoria", "Olhos Feiticeiros", "A Vez E A Voz Da Paz", "Sei La", "Peba & Pobo", and "Pessoas". CD

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Henry ManciniPink Panther – Original Soundtrack (pink colored vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Sure, you've heard it a million times – but it's still a fantastic soundtrack! Mancini's whimsical scoring was a perfect touch for this classic Peter Sellers film – and it's made even better by the LA group of musicians who play the music, including Plas Johnson, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Jack Sheldon, and Larry Bunker. The "Pink Panther Theme" should be familiar enough to you, but there's loads of other nice numbers – like "Something For Sellers", "Piano & Strings", "The Village Inn", "The Tiber Tiwst", and "Cortina". Lots of jaunty jazz numbers – with clever breakaway solos in the Mancini mode! (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition!)
Also available Pink Panther – Original Soundtrack ... CD 4.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
The title says "88", but the album's from 1978 – and it's one of Sergio's great sets from the 70s that mixes older Brazilian roots with sweeter American soul! The sound is really wonderful – almost more LA than Rio, but still with plenty of Brazilian elements filtered into the mix – not just in the choice of tunes, which is great, but in the freer, looser jazz styles employed with the vocals. Sergio plays some especially wonderful keyboards on the album – further enforcing a sense of jazzy warmth – and vocals are mostly by the team of Carol Rogers and Marietta Waters, singing together in that twin-female approach that Mendes used often over the years, but also with Waters stepping out solo a bit too. Musicians include both American jazz talents like Bud Shank and Frank Rosolino – plus Brazilian artists who include Nana Vasconcelos and Nelson Angelo. Titles include a great version of "Waters of March (aka Agua De Marco)" – done at a fast clip, with English lyrics, and a very nice groove that makes the cut a real dancefloor groover – and other tracks include "Bridges", "Misturada", "That's Enough For Me", "One More Lie", "Life Goes On", and "Tiro Cruzado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some masking tape along the bottom seam.)

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New MetersTrick Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A sweet Cali set from The Meters – one that loses a bit of their rougher roots, yet still holds onto plenty of funk at the same time! By the mid 70s, the New Orleans soul sound had broken out of the underground, was residing happily in mainstream LA. Allen Toussaint already produced a bucketful of albums for Warner Brothers, and The Meters themselves are working in a crossover territory that has them touring with the Rolling Stones and hitting a whole new range of college-type audiences. The group's smoothed things out considerably, but still manages to funk nicely at the best moments – in a warmer way than during the Josie Records years, but still with a groove that's much deeper than most of their contemporaries. Titles are a much a "trick bag" as the title – with a cover of Earl King's "Trick Bag" that features guest vocals by Earl, a remake of "(Doodle Loop) The World is a Little Bit Under the Weather", one of their best from the Josie days, a cover of "Honky Tonk Woman", which we can only assume was played on tour with The Stones – plus the original cuts "Chug A Lug", "Mister Moon", and "Find Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tyler MitchellLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
An ultra-hip set from bassist Tyler Mitchell – a player who doesn't often record as a leader, but really makes his mark with this live performance from Smalls! Mitchell's group here is a great one – a really cohesive quintet with Josh Evans on trumpet, Abraham Burton on tenor, Spike Wilner on piano, and Eric McPherson on drums – all players who come together on the album's original compositions, and who have the inventiveness to keep things spontaneous and flowing on the very long tracks – all tunes that go well past a dozen or more minutes in length. Wilner's especially nice – bold, yet sensitive – and a great bridge between the leader and hornmen. Titles include "A Time Called Now", "La Tendresse", "Caton", "Taking It With Me", and "Taj's Theme". CD

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Ennio MorriconeIl Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly) (colored vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA/Cinevox (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
The classic Good, The Bad, & The Ugly soundtrack – one of Ennie Morricone's first super-huge soundtracks, and a record that set the tone for countless other scores to come! Morricone's work, as always, is excellent – with lots of guitar twanging over the plains, and that cool little "whootle" sound that made the theme so famous! Titles include "Il Tramonto", "Il Deserto", "Triello", "La Storia Di Un Soldato", and "Il Forte". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy NewmanRandy Newman (180 gram vinyl mono version – with original cover) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Reprise, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
An insanely wonderful first album from Randy Newman – and a perfect example of the way his unique style was a key confluence of all the best elements simmering underneath both late 60s LA and late 60s Warner Brothers! There's an instantly nostalgic quality to the record, but one that's nicely undercut by Newman's familiar sense of wit – a bit more subtle here, and presented with amazing backings from Van Dyke Parks – who almost brings in a lightly symphonic touch at times. The work's almost in the vein of hipper jazz sides by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg at the time – and although some of the tunes are familiar from later versions, they still sound best here in Randy's originals. Titles include "Love Story", "So Long Dad", "I Think He's Hiding", "Laughing Boy", "Cowboy", "The Beehive State", "Davy The Fat Boy", and "Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 3000 numbered copies.)

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New Eddie PalmieriMozambique ... LP
Tico, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
An important early album from Eddie Palmieri – one in which he introduces the "mozambique" rhythm – essentially a conga-styled approach to the tune, and one that features a lot more percussion than on his earlier sides! The group that supports him is strong enough to carry off the sound well – and features Manny Oquendo on timbales and bass, Tommy Lopez on conga, and vocals by Ismale Quintana – and the overall shift is similar to the one that Pacheco made between his records on Alegre and those on Fania. The album's filled with loads of great upbeat tracks – and titles include "Mi Mambo Conga", Manha De Carnaval", "Que Suene La Orquesta", " "Estamos Chao", "Camagueyanos Y Habaneros", and "Pobre Pedro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pieces Of A DreamJoyride ... LP
Manhattan, 1986. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A mid 80s hit for Pieces of a dream – moving here a lot farther from their roots as a smooth fusion soul ensemble. The album's got production by Lenny White and Maurice White – both of them working in the more electronic style that infused their own soul work as the 80s progressed. The style's not a bad one for the group, but we have to admit that we miss the warm soul of earlier albums. Titles include "Say La La", "Outside In", "Winning Streak", "Sunshine", "Joy Ride", and "I Can Give You What You Want". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousFurther Adventures Of Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Possibly the greatest installment so far in this wonderfully groovy series – a set of hard-swinging soul jazz tracks from the 60s – most of them the sort you might find blasting out of a jukebox in the backroom of some southside bar! Heavy Hammond, tremendous tenor, and gritty guitar lines abound – all upbeat and groovy, almost funky at times – served up in 2 or 3 minute installments from a batch of rare 45s! There's echoes here of the instrumental grooves that play big on the popcorn soul scene, but other work is more jazz-based overall – and although a few tunes have vocals, the biggest focus here is on instrumental numbers. Wonderful stuff throughout – and a collection we'll be playing for years! Titles include "Bash Dance" by Bobby Donaldson, "Arabian Jerk" by The Merits, "La La La La La" by Afro Blues Quintet, "Take Off Your Shoes (part 1)" by Booker T Averhart & The Mustangs, "Hung Over" by The Martinis, "Senor Blues" by Dee Clarke, "Sweet Bread" by Miles Grayson Trio, "All Around The World" by Chuck Higgins, "COD" by Albert King, "Fredrick's Dream" by Kenny Rice & Leo's Five, and "Tam-A-Rind" by Hank Jacobs & The TKOs. CD

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New VariousHip Hop 101 ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2000. Used 2LP .... Out Of Stock
Strong compilation from Tommy Boy with more than a few tracks that fit nicely into the great lost middle ground of hip hop – avoiding the excesses of both the somber, self-righteous extra-underground and the commercial fluff. Stand-out tracks include De La Soul & Camp Lo "So Good", Jigmastas "Let Me Hear It", Defari "Blast", plus Self Scientific "Best Part", Talib Kweli & Tony Touch "What They May Seem", Natural Elements "Live It Up, Part 2", Masta Ace "Splash" and Medina Green "I See". 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New VariousJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 4 ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of some very cool jazz recordings – all of them made for French films of the New Wave era, and rarely, if ever, reissued! The package is the 4th in this excellent Jazz & Cinema series within the larger Jazz In Paris line – and it's actually the rarest of the bunch, with work that we'd never heard before on CD. Most tunes were originally issued only as singles or short 7" eps – a common format for French soundtracks, and the reason that many of them were rarely issued as albums – and although the sources are different, there's a really unified feel to the material. Titles include "Touchez Pas Au Grisbi" and "Grisbi Blues" by Jean Wetzel, from the film Touchez Pas Au Grisbi; "No Hay Dinero Caballo", "Va Ya Pa'Ti", and "L'Espionnage" by Gonzalo Fernandez & Martial Solal, from the film Les Ennemis; "Sentimental Slow" by Martial Solal from the film Le Proces; "Cora", "Patricia", and "Amanda" by Alain Gourager from the film Le Piege; and "Generique", "Le Ciel C'Est Toi", and "Cha Cha De Cullera" by Michel De Villers from the film Le Saint Mene La Danse. CD

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New VariousPaul McCartney – Letra & Musica ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2011. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The music of Paul McCartney – not only given a Brazilian twist, but a feminine one as well! The set features a host of fresh reworkings of Paul's best compositions – mostly Beatles' tunes, and really done in some compelling new versions – hardly covers at all, and more like completely new ideas that are formed from the original songwriting! Some tracks are vintage, and a lot more are more recent recordings – and all are pretty darn great – hardly what you'd expect at all on an album like this. Titles include "Eleanor Rigby" by Cassia Eller, "I Will" by Erika Martins, "And I Love Him" by Rita Lee, "My Love" by Leila Pinheiro, "Girlfriend" by Liah, "I Am Your Singer" by Hevelyn Costa, "Suicide" by Twiggy, "Here There & Everywhere" by Gal Costa, and "Ob La Di Ob La Da" by Pato Fu. CD

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New VariousShow 1o De Maio 1980 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1980. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Festive sounds galore – in what must have been one hell of a concert to attend in person! This May first show begins with music that's just sung by the audience before anyone even gets on the stage – then an all-star lineup perform before a crowd that's so entranced with their music, they're often chanting along with the lyrics themselves – adding energy to the whole thing that makes the record way more than the usual concert record from the time! Tracks include "Um Cafune Na Cabeca Malandro" by Milton Nascimento, "Historia De Pescadores" by Dorival Caymmi, "Ele Disse/Assum Preto" by Alceu Valenca, "Toada" by Boca Livre, "Vou Renovar" by Sergio Ricardo, and "La Vem O Brasil Descendo A Ladeira" by Moraes Moreira. CD

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New VariousWattstax 2 – The Living Word ... LP
Stax, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
The second volume of live material recorded at Stax's legendary Wattstax concert in LA. Richard Pryor is the MC, and does a lot of comedy material, and titles include "Steal Away" and "Stop Doggin Me" by Johnny Taylor, "Lift Every Voice" by Kim Weston, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Isaac Hayes, "Peace Be Still" by The Emotions, and "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker & light wear.)
 
 
 



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