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New Jackie McLeanContour (Lights Out/4 5 & 6) ... LP
Prestige, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
70's 2-fer that brings together 2 of Jackie McLean's classic bop albums for Prestige – Lights Out and 4, 5, & 6. The groups include Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Elmo Hope, and Mal Waldron. The tracks are longish, and McLean's tone is very raw, much rawer than on some of his Blue Note recordings. Titles include "Kerplunk", "Up", "Lights Out", "Abstraction", and "Contour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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NirvanaWith The Lights Out (3CD & DVD) ... CD
Geffen, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 3CD & DVD ... $19.99
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Pia ZadoraWhen The Lights Go Out (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
Maybe the strongest record ever from Pia Zadora – at least from a soul music perspective – thanks to strong studio help from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! The famous pair worked with Pia on all the tracks – both as writers and producers – and their trademark groove really works well for Zadora's voice – giving it a bit more push and kick than on previous records, at a level that shows that she's maybe more at home with contemporary R&B than she is with jazz or standards. Plus, the obvious Jam/Lewis ear for a hook certainly helps a lot – and Pia's unabashedly poppy in all the right moments! Titles include "I Don't Wanna Love", "Dance Out Of My Head", "Still Remembered", "It's Always Been The Same", "Silence", "I Really Like You", and "Since I've Been Lovin You". Special 2CD version – with 6 bonus mixes of "Dance Out Of My Head" and 5 mixes of "Heartbeat Of Love". CD

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New Menahan Street BandLights Out/Keep Coming Back ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little single from Menahan Street Band! "Lights Out" has this slow funk brilliance that's almost lifted off a rare 70s soundtrack – beats that are hard, but mellow too – topped by these snakey horns that really bring in a blue sort of feel to the music – almost an Ethiopian feel, but funkier! "Keep Coming Back" is awash in Hammond lines right from the start – swing-stepping like a cool 60s instrumental, complete with some wangly guitar – all again in a slow mode that's really a nice change from the usual! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousLights Out: San Francisco ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strange compilation focusing on a bunch of San Francisco rock and funk groups produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh. This is noteworthy for a bunch of early Sylvester stuff (and it's good, too), plus some funky stuff by Clifford Coulter. Also includes work by John Lee Hooker and Linda Tillery. Lots of trippy funk and electronics spread over the course of 2 LPs. Tracks include "Lights Out", "Voco", "Cleo's Back", "Dead", "Why Was I Born", "Brother Antrainik", "Dina", "20/20 Vision", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Hayden Childs33 1/3 – Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out The Lights ... Book
Continuum, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 10.95
A well-penned essay on the classic album Shoot Out The Lights – the final record from the team of Richard & Linda Thompson, and a set that documents all the strain and tension in their relationship at the time! Author Hayden Childs really gets at the deep emotions that Richard Thompson put into his lyrics – some of the bleakest he ever penned, and surprisingly poignant even when sung by Linda. Childs paints a picture of Thompson's private hell with prose that has the vividness of fiction – and he supports his concepts with some extra-cool appendices in the back – including one that compares Richard Thompson's key records with those by Neil Young! 116 pages, softcover. Book

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New Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights ... CD
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Don't Renege On Our Love", "Walking On A Wire", "Just The Motion", "Shoot Out The Lights", "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed", and "Wall Of Death". CD
 
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Chicago Luzern ExchangeSeveral Lights ... CD
Delmark, 2005. Used ... $7.99
With Marc Unternahrer on tuba, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Josh Berman on cornet and Frank Rosaly on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ear for preserving the core soul of any act like this – while also helping them focus their sound as well! The mix is quite similar to excellent work Don did with the Dramatics at the end of the 70s – and Enchantment really benefit with a similar ear for a bouncy groove, and that great Davis way of knowing just the right point when to slow things down on an album, too. Titles include "Settin It Out", "I Believe In You", "Moment Of Weakness", "You & Me", "I Can't Be The One", "Soft Lights Sweet Music", and "I Can't Fake It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch with some stickers and notations in pen on the back.)

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Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement (remastered edition) ... CD
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... $9.99
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some righteous territory overall – given that Eugene McDaniels is overseeing the record on production. Arrangements are by Harry Whittaker, Hugh McCrackin, Leon Pendarvis, and Roberta herself – and instrumentation is warmly electric, yet never too slick to wash away the deeper soul of Flack's vocals. Titles include "The Closer I Get To You", "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Love Is The Healing", "Soul Deep", "Where I'll Find You", "25th Of Last December", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "Fine Fine Day". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blue Lights In The Basement ... LP 1.99

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Gap BandGap Band II ... CD
Total Experience/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". CD
Also available Gap Band II ... LP 3.99

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New Gap BandGap Band II ... LP
Total Experience, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
Mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in pen.)
Also available Gap Band II ... CD 13.99

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New Jeff GraceHouse Of The Devil ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 2009/2014. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
The masterfully eerie original soundtrack to Ti West's House Of The Devil – a late 00s movie that's a pretty great riff take on the suspenseful occult thrillers of the late 60s and early 70s – and Jeff Grace's score is pretty close to perfect! Much like the film, the soundtrack builds in mood little by little – starting with some delicate piano and a lonely violin that's as pretty as it is foreboding – slowly but surely building more frantic instrumentation as it goes along, before climaxing in terrifying fashion. This is a fairly contemporary soundtrack on Death Waltz the rivals the greatest of the vintage horror masterworks in their canon! Includes "Opening Theme", "Family Photos", "The View Upstairs", "Meeting Mr. Ulman", "Keep The Change", "Footsteps", "Mother", "Chalice", "Lights Out", "He's Calling You", "Mrs Ulman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $12.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe – a chorus who soar out soulfully, and really augment the jazz instrumentation of the album! The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful – along the lines of Hill's Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record's similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Hey Hey", "Two Lullabies", and "Love Chant". CD reissue features 6 unissued bonus tracks, including "Blue Spark", "Drew's Tune", "Mother Mercy", "Natural Spirit", and "Such It Is". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Lift Every Voice ... LP 14.99
Lift Every Voice (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good ... $14.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe – a chorus who soar out soulfully, and really augment the jazz instrumentation of the album! The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful – along the lines of Hill's Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record's similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Hey Hey", "Two Lullabies", and "Love Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with some staining on the back.)
Also available
Lift Every Voice ... CD 12.99
Lift Every Voice (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe – a chorus who soar out soulfully, and really augment the jazz instrumentation of the album! The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful – along the lines of Hill's Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record's similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Hey Hey", "Two Lullabies", and "Love Chant". CD reissue features 6 unissued bonus tracks, including "Blue Spark", "Drew's Tune", "Mother Mercy", "Natural Spirit", and "Such It Is". CD
(SHMCD.)
Also available
Lift Every Voice ... LP 14.99
Lift Every Voice ... CD 12.99

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La The DarkmanHeist Of The Century ... CD
Supreme Team, 1998. Used ... $8.99
With "Lucci","Shine", "City Lights", "What Thugs Do", "Heist Of The Century", "FifthDisciple", "Spring Water", "Street Life", "Figaro Chain", "Polluted Wizdom", "Wu-Blood Kin" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Latin Blues Band Featuring Luis AvilesTake A Trip Pussycat ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound that brings out the best aspects in all elements involved! The album's got some wonderful bouncy cuts with a Latin soul groove and weird English lyrics – like "Lay An Oz On Me Baby", "I'll Be A Happy Man", and "Pussycat" – the kind of raw, wild, and very groovy tracks that you'd buy an album like this for. And there's also a totally great, totally tight descarga cut called "The Cow", that runs for 8 minutes with a very firey groove and lots of amazing playing! And if that wasn't enough, the cover's got a wild psychedelic image of a nude body with lots of colored lights projected over it, and a feeling that's about as trippy as the band must have been when they recorded this one! Other tracks include "Hasta Cuando", "Take A Trip", and "Pura Falsedad". LP, Vinyl record album

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Little WalterConfessin' The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A comprehensive look at some great recordings from Little Walter – sides recorded for Chess Records from 1953 to 1963 – offering up a decade's worth of evolution in his style! But even at the start, Walter was better than most of his generation – a heck of a great harmonica player with a lean, clean sound that roared out with a nice sort of edge, and could almost be called a precursor to funk. His vocals are great too – bluesy, but with some slight gospel inflections too – a bit wider vocal range than some other bluesmen of the 50s, and almost a precursor to soul to come in the 60s. The album was done after Walter's untimely early death, and features some great notes on his career – plus titles that include "It Ain't Right", "Rocker", "Confessin The Blues", "I Got To Go", "Crazy Mixed Up World", "Temperature", "Crazy Legs", "Lights Out", "One More Chance With You", and "Rock Bottom". CD also features 6 more bonus tracks – including "I Don't Play", "Just A Feeling", "Fast Large One", "Boom Boom Out Goes The Light", and "Just Your Fool". CD

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New Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
A landmark set of fusion from Jeff Lorber – the major label debut of his group, and the virtual blueprint for a sound that many would try to copy over the years, but never quite match! The style's almost a summation of the CTI/Kudu approaches of the mid 70s – with Lorber setting down a sweet groove in a variety of keyboards, working with bassist Danny Wilson and drummer Dennis Bradford to create some serenely spacious grooves that have a lot of polish, but also still a nice degree of soul. Guest players really open up things nicely – especially Dennis Springer, who plays a variety of saxes on the set – as well as Joe Farrell, Freddie Hubbard, and Doug Lewis. Titles include "Toad's Place", "Country", "Tune 88", "Lights Out", "Rain Dance", and "Water Sign". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Marcello MelisFree To Dance ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used ... $6.99
A free-thinking and spiritual session from Italian bassist Marcello Melis – recorded right at the height of his late 70s powers! The album's a richly collaborative effort – one that draws strongly from contributions by players who include Lester Bowie and Enrico Rava on trumpets, George Lewis and Gary Valente on trombones, Don Pullen on piano, and Nana Vasconcelos and Don Moye on percussion. Fred Hopkins adds on some extra bass next to Melis – and the album also features great vocals from both Sheila Jordan and Jeanne Lee. The tracks are all quite long and collaborative – and build sound out of space through the careful use of each player – allowing their voices to rise together in power, then breaking out beautifully with different thematic moments. Titles include "Before The Lights Go On", "Struggle To Be", and "Free To Dance". CD

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MetersNew Directions ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The Meters take their Crescent City groove in a slightly different direction – giving things a warmer, sunnier feel than their previous records – and bringing in a fair bit more vocals, too – yet still keeping all the right funky elements at the bottom! The move is a bit like that made by Allen Toussaint when he was helping out so many other artists in LA during the 70s – a tightness that's different than indie funk, but also a great way to evolve the New Orleans sound past its more regional roots! In other words, don't expect The Meters on Josie – but appreciate the record as a great bit of mainstream funk – one that has the Neville Brothers doing some of their best vocals as The Meters lay into a groove. Titles include "No More Okey Doke", "Funkify Your Life", "Give It What You Can", "My Name Up In Lights", "We Got The Kind Of Love", and "Be My Lady". CD

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New Arch ObolerDrop Dead – An Excercise in Horror! ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
The man responsible for Lights Out takes his craft into the 60's, and this album's an attempt to bring his older radio style to a number of contemporary settings. Lots of sound effects and spooky moods! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1979. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonOn The Town With The Oscar Peterson Trio (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $13.99
Piano, guitar, and bass – all moving along at an almost effortless pace – and a perfect model of the fluid Oscar Peterson sound of the mid 50s! There's a lightly grooving, almost-singing quality to most of the tunes on the set – that ringing Peterson piano sound meeting up with the guitar of Herb Ellis and the warmer bass of Ray Brown – all moving perfectly together in an exploration of a number of familiar tunes. At times, some bluesier modes come into play – but never in a way that's too forced or hokey – and titles include "The Champ", "Easy Listenin' Blues", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Should I", and "When Lights Are Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Denmark Vol 2 ... CD
Moon (Italy), 1968. Used ... $29.99
Sonny is with Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Al Heith. Contains five tracks including "Three Little Words", "St. Thomas", "Sonny Moon For Two", "Medley", and "When Lights Are Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil SilversBugle Calls For Big Band ... LP
Harmony, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great relic from Phil Silvers' years as Sgt Bilko – done with original tunes and arrangements from Nelson Riddle! Almost more important as a Riddle relic – with titles that include "Early Bird", "Hurry Up & Wait", "Chow A Can Of Cow & Thou Two Arms", "Scramble", and "Lights Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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StreetsGrand Don't Come For Free ... LP
Be With (UK), 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99
Mike Skinner's second album as the Streets – an enduring set of distinctive electronic beats and compelling rhymes – an album that felt to us like an instant classic when it dropped in 2004, and sure enough, it holds up strongly all these years later! The sound was and still is unique, but the storytelling pushes it to a much deeper level – with lean, crisp beats, synths and electronics – and storytelling as vivid as the most heralded British songwriters of the decades prior. A modern classic. Tracks include "It Was Supposed To Be So Easy", "Could Well Be In", "***Not Addicted***", "Blinded By The Lights", "Get Out Of My House", "Fit But You Know It", "What Is He Thinking", "Dry Your Eyes" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick Twardzik TrioComplete Recordings ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1954. Used ... $14.99
The complete recordings of pianist Dick Twardzik – one of the leading lights in the Boston bop scene who died of a heroin overdose in 1955, with only these '54 sessions in the can featuring him as a leader. The numbers here are played in a trio setting, with a focus on tried-and-true numbers of the time. The tracks feature either Carson Smith or Jack Lawlor on bass, and Peter Littman on the kit. Twardzik's touch on the keys is light and rolling on these numbers, and the fact that we'll never know where he could have gone from here is one of the most notorious tragedies of 50s jazz. 19 tracks in all: "Albuquerque Social Swim", "Bess, You Is My Woman", "Yellow Tango", "'Round About Midnight", "Warming Up", "It Could Happen To You", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "I'll Remember April", "A Crutch For The Crab", "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New U-NamC'est Le Funk ... CD
Skytown, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Wicked guitar work from U-Nam – a contemporary musician, but one who's drank deeply of the best vintage modes from CTI and Kudu Records – and who is one of the few who can really get such a classic sound just right! This album's got all the sharp edges of a 70s funky fusion set by George Benson or Eric Gale – with tight, thoughtful solos from U-Nam out in the lead – supported by soul-drenched rhythms that really make the whole thing move – deep sounds that almost have the feel of Incognito in an instrumental mode – all arranged and produced by the leader himself. Easily the best record so far from this modern funky jazz giant – with titles that include "Throwback Kid", "Smoovin", "C'Est Le Funk", "Starlight Lover", "City Lights", and "Just Like That". CD

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New Larry YoungLarry Young's Fuel ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly the greatest Larry Young album of the post-Blue Note years – and a massive bit of funk that totally redefines his sound! Larry's working here with his hip group Fuel – an ensemble that features Laura Logan on lead vocals, giving the tunes a real focus through her lyrics – and letting them pack a bit more punch too, since her voice sounds a lot like Betty Davis at the time! Larry's keyboards are forceful, but never too over the top – and he's notched things down a bit to focus on the overall groove of the set – still keeping things adventurous on the keys, but also working in a mode that's much more heavily jazz funk! The album's one of THE essential electric jazz sets of the 70s – and features the classic break cut "Turn Out the Lights" – plus other great tracks that include "Floating", "Fuel for the Fire", "I Ching", "H+J=B (Hustle + Jam = Bread)" and "New York Electric Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrican Music Today ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2000s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
The long in the works African Music Today compilation on Truth & Soul – featuring modern African combos working in the tradition of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu and others – great stuff from Bama & The Family, Zafari, The Third Eye and others! Compiler Philip Lehmen got the ball rolling on African Music Today earlier in the decade, to showcase modern acts working in the timeless modes of the masters – from the James Brown inspired Afro Funk of Bama & The Family, to organ steeped grooves of The Third Eye, the Ethio jazz inspired Zafari and others. It's all great stuff – including at least a few numbers from long out of print funky 45s and others that are totally fresh to our ears! Great stuff – here's hoping they'll bring us a Vol 2! Includes "Feeling Good" and "Jibberish" by Bama & The Family, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Blackout" by Original Brothers, "Percussive Movement" by Friends Of The Family, "Afro Groove" by Adamu Okosun And The Warri Six, "Lights Out" by Jojo Quo & His Challengers and more. 13 tracks in all. CD

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New TrammpsTrammps III ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Not the group's most famous work, but a really strong batch of Philly soul tracks – with production and arrangements by Ron Baker and Norman Harris, in a blinding Sigma Sound mode that shows that the Philly Groove could still be kicking it large in the late 70s. Our favorite track, though, is the mellowest – "Seasons For Girls", which is a beautiful smooth mellow stepper, one that runs for 8 minutes long, with some excellent harmony vocals. Other tracks, though, include "Love Per Hour", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "People Of The World, Rise", and "Living The Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Kenny's best recordings – especially from the early days! The albums contained on this 2CD set feature Kenny in the company of some of the best late 50's players at Blue Note. Junior Cook and Tina Brooks are on tenor, Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons play piano, Louis Smith plays trumpet on some tracks, Sam Jones is on bass, and Art Blakey is on drums throughout. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. The 2-in-1 combo is a nice idea, too – and it gives you all 9 long tracks from these two rare albums, including "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Scotch Blues", and "Phinupi". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Natalie ColeInseparable/Natalie/Unpredictable ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1975/1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A triple pack of early magic from Natalie Cole! Inseparable is Natalie's stunning debut for Capitol Records in the mid 70s – a real surprise, and a set that should have had the singer blossoming even more than she did at the time! As with some of the other Capitol soul sessions of the time, the album's done very firmly under the guidance of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancey – a pair who give Natalie just the right sort of backing to launch her career – a sound that's full and rich, deeply sophisticated – but also still plenty soulful, almost in the mode of some of Minnie Riperton's work at the time. Given the pair's Chicago roots – and the arrangement help from Richard Evans – that comparison is no surprise, and Natalie rises to the occasion nicely. Titles are all originals too – and include "Needing You", "Joey", "I Can't Say No", "Something For Nothing", "I Love Him So Much", "You", "Your Face Stays On My Mind", and the huge hit "This Will Be". Next up is Natalie – a record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the Chicago soul scene – including songwriting and production from the team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – and work from key session players like Richard Evans and Gene Barge, who worked in the Curtom Studios to craft the grooves on the set! Titles include "Keep Smiling", "Mr. Melody", "Heaven Is With You", "Can We Get Together", "Touch Me", "Hard To Get Along", and "Good Morning Heartache". Unpredictable is an album that reunites Natalie Cole with the smooth soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey – the team who did such a great job with Natalie's Capitol debut, and who really continue the groove here too! The album's got a rock-solid approach through and through – a quality that has Natalie really standing out on her own as a positive young artist in soul – without any need to nod towards her father, as in later years. And Jackson and Yancey bring a nice dose of Chicago soul class to the affair – which turns out to be a perfect match for Natalie's vocals! Titles include "Be Mine Tonight", "Party Lights", "This Heart", "I've Got Love On My Mind", and "Still In Love". CD

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New Percy FaithCorazon/My Love ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s grooves from Percy Faith – a snoozer of an arranger in the 60s, but a talent who picked up a lot for us in the 70s! Both albums feature some strong tracks in which Percy mixes strings and easy instrumentation with electric bass and some nice drum work by Hal Blaine or Earl Palmer – creating tunes that at once have a glossy sweep, but also a nice little bounce that actually makes for some nicely funky moments that sparkle with a soundtrack feel. Some tunes are easy – but there's some really nice ones on here, like Percy's cover of Freddie Hubbard's "First Light", or versions of "Pata Pata", "Enter The Dragon", "Corazon", "Crunchy Granola Suite", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Sing", "Kodachrome", "Pillow Talk", and "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia", all of which come off with the feel of some of the better tunes on the MPS Snowflakes compilation! CD

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New Fay Hallam & BongolianLost In Sound ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Bongolian in years – a great collaboration with vocalist Fay Hallam, who really helps his grooves find a great sense of focus! Unlike other efforts of this nature – the usual "soul diva with funk group" outing – Fay and Bongolian have gone for a sweet approach that's somewhere in the best mod modes of the 60s, but which also have some nice early 80s touches too – almost the kind of mod revival energy you'd find filtered through the London scene in the years after punk – but put together with the kind of deeper contemporary sound we'd expect from Bongolian – a real respect for the right recording styles for Hammond organ, bongo beats, and other key instrumental touches. Fay is great, too – with a vocal approach that almost has a Swing Out Sister kind of ear for really classic inflections, but without ever sounding like a copycat style at all – a rare balance that really makes the music sparkle! Titles include "Shallow Moon", "Lost In Sound", "Freefall", "Dancing", "Lights Are Coming Down", "Get Off The Bus", "I Can't Cry", and "Gathering". CD

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New Tubby Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours (Mole pressing) ... LP
Mole (UK), 1964/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time – including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic – hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms – and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Little WalterBest Of Little Walter ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set – as the album features some of the best early sides that Little Walter recorded for Chess – records that went on to set a whole new standard both in blues vocals and harmonica! There's tightness here that's a bit different from some of the other Chess blues at the time – a quality that's almost a be pre-soul at moments, despite the obvious blues bent of the set. The album features some great liner notes from Studs Terkel – really getting at the scene of which Walter was a part – and titles include "My Babe", "Sad Hours", "Can't Hold Out Much Longer", "Blues With A Feeling", "Juke", "Mean Old World", "Blue Lights", "You Better Watch Yourself", and "Tell Me Mamma". CD features 3 bonus tracks – alternates of "Last Night", "Juke", and "Off The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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New Teddy PendergrassTeddy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that Teddy Pendergrass was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smooth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This one's perhaps the ultimate Teddy Pendergrass album of all time – as it features the incredible track "Come Go With Me", which kicks off the album, and which has some of the most sublime backings we've ever heard on a mellow soul cut! Other killers include "Turn Off The Lights", "Life Is A Circle", and "Do Me". CD
(Out of print., includes obi.)

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New Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime stuff! When Teddy left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, he was making one of the best moves of his career – as you'll hear on these amazing tracks, totally perfect bits of modern soul that moved the career of Teddy up about a zillion notches, and which also had a profound effect on the overall development of male soul vocals. 15 tracks in all – including "Turn Off The Lights", "Close the Door", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "The More I Get, The More I Want", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", and the amazing "Come Go With Me". CD
(Out of print. Cutout notch through spine.)

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New Sylvester & The Hot BandBlue Thumb Collection (Sylvester & The Hot Band/Bazaar/bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
All the early work of Sylvester – presented here on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Sylvester & The Hot Band, a brilliant debut from Sylvester – quite different than his later disco and club work – although still pretty upbeat and groovy overall! The album's a really unique sort of effort – one that's unabashedly gender-bending, but also wonderfully solid from a musical perspective – funky at points, rootsy at others – with an odd blend of 70s soul and older R&B elements, all filtered through the genre-bending sound of the Bay Area scene of the time! Arrangements are by Sylvester and The Hot Band, but Ben Sidran produced, and we're sure that the record's offbeat qualities are partly due to his own great style of the time – that weird, slightly messed-up groove you'd find on Ben's Blue Thumb album. The set features wild covers of "Southern Man" and "My Country Tis Of Thee" – plus "Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Gimme A Pigfoot", "God Bless The Child", "I'm A Steam Roller", "That Is Rock n Roll", and "Come Back Baby". Bazaar is fuzzy, freaky early work from Sylvester – a hip little set that's part soul, part funk, and part rock – overflowing with all the strange genre-mixing sounds you'd find in the Bay Area scene of the early 70s! There's definitely a Sly & The Family Stone inspiration going down on some of the funkier cuts – a really collective groove that has Sylvester's offbeat lead vocals getting some really warm support from the whole Hot Band – at a level he never received this strongly on some of his later records. There's a great funky groove on some of the best numbers – almost a Muscle Shoals vibe, transplanted to San Francisco – even though the set was recorded down in LA. Titles include "All That I Need", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Down On Your Knees", "On Your Way Down", and "My Life". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from the Lights Out San Francisco compilation done by Abe "Voco" Kesh – "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye" and "Why Was I Born". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Russell GarciaWigville ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos. Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Giuffre all get some key moments in on these sides – blowing beautifully in a very small amount of space, but packing some tremendous meaning into their well-crafted solos. Tunes include "Smogville", "The Lonely One", "Rock Road", "Wigville", "Butter Duck", "Then The Lid Blew Off", and "Love Row". CD

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New Bobby HutchersonDialogue ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Bobby Hutcherson's most important albums ever – and an essential piece of "new thing" jazz that ranks up there with such key Blue note sessions of the genre as Tony Williams' album Life Time, Dolphy's Out To Lunch, and Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond! Hutcherson's sound on the vibes is amazing – metallic, yet melodic – in a sublime blend of the modern and the soulful, all wrapped up in tones and colors that few other players have ever managed to get from the instrument! All the other players on the session really rise to the occasion too – and the album features tremendous work from Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Catta", "Les Noirs Marchent" and "Idle While". LP, Vinyl record album

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New MoodymannSilent Introduction ... CD
Planet E, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
Alongside Theo Parrish, one of the leading lights of the newer generation from Detroit, with a warm jazzed out approach to his techno and house tracks. 10 tracks in all, including "Misled", "I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Hits", "The Third Track", "Oceans", "Answer Machine", "M Traxx", "Music People", "Sunday Morning" and "In Loving Memory". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/BBQ (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special (plus an alternate take), "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes" and "Help Me Get Away". CD

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New Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s – and done in a very righteous mode overall! Even at this early age, Lewis is a tremendous talent on the keys – hitting the Hammond and electric piano with a groove that's somewhere in between Doug Carn or Charles Earland at the time – and always with a free-flowing, very exploratory sound that's wonderfully recorded throughout – and which almost makes the record feel like an American classic on the Black Jazz label! The drums on the set are by Jimmy Hopps – who brings in some funky beats at just the right moments – and other musicians include Bobby Greene on alto and Stan Strickland on tenor – plus Judd Watkins on vocals, who sings on some of the best songs with a deep-voiced quality that's really great! This double-length reissue really expands past the previous version on Counterpoint – and the 2CD set features 15 tracks that include "Do You Believe", "Saturday Night Opening", "Dear Sister", "Qvote Unqvote", "Mr Knots", "Space Rock", "Silent Lights", "Up On The Roof", "Club 7 Latin", "For Arne", "Twelve Gates To The City", and "Intermezzo". CD

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New StumpDoes The Fish Have Chips – Early & Late Works 1986 to 1989 ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the oddest groups on the British scene of the 80s – the bass-heavy, bottom-leading Stump – a combo with a really unique sort of sound! At the root of their groove was a Captain Beefheart or Pere Ubu-inspired drive to put subject all instruments to the rhythm – but the execution was often much cleaner, leaner, and somewhat more arty than Beefheart ever was – a sound that was one of the bright lights of the post-post-punk years, and one of the few more experimental modes cracking the mainstream at the time. The group's music was often mixed with a good dose of humor too – thanks to frontman Mick Lynch, whose lyrics were certainly some of the maddest of the Irish-influenced years of British 80s pop. The set features key initial work from Stump from the Mud On A Colon and Quirk Out records – plus Peel Session tracks, and some very important compilation cuts done by the group over their late years. Titles include "Orgasm Way", "Tupperware Stripper", "Grab Hands", "Our Fathers", "Bit Part Actor", "Big End", "Down On The Kitchen Table", "Living It Down", "The Queen & The Pope", "Maggie", "Lipstick Maker", and "Seven Sisters". CD

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New VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and completely irresistible – rare stuff from around Europe and the US, plus a few other freak scenes around the world – wild, groovy stuff from The Deep Set, Los Delphines, The Hush, Satin Bells, Maximus, Tobias, Jay & The Hot Kids, The Outcasts and many more! Along with the above-mentioned kaleidoscope of styles on Volume 5 is more than a little bit of funky psych – and it all flows brilliantly thanks to driving dancefloor rhythm and the freewheeling era that Le Beat Bespoke represents! Includes "Make Love" by The Grabbeltons, "Little Tin Soldier" by Billy Joe Young & The Jades, "Automatic Fly" by Early Christian, "That's The Way Life Goes" by The Deep Set, "Sunset Show" by Sense Of Humor, "Turn Out The Lights" by Sand Of Time", "I'd Like To Know" by Tobias, "One Fine Morning" by James Curtis, "Loving You Sometimes" by The Outcasts, "A Better Mind" by Maximus, "Come C'Mon" by Satin Bells and more. 20 tracks on the CD. CD

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New VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and completely irresistible – rare stuff from around Europe and the US, plus a few other freak scenes around the world – wild, groovy stuff from The Deep Set, Los Delphines, The Hush, Satin Bells, Maximus, Tobias, Jay & The Hot Kids, The Outcasts and many more! Along with the above-mentioned kaleidoscope of styles on Volume 5 is more than a little bit of funky psych – and it all flows brilliantly thanks to driving dancefloor rhythm and the freewheeling era that Le Beat Bespoke represents! Includes "Make Love" by The Grabbeltons, "That's The Way Life Goes" by The Deep Set, "Sunset Show" by Sense Of Humor, "Turn Out The Lights" by Sand Of Time", "I'd Like To Know" by Tobias, "One Fine Morning" by James Curtis, "Loving You Sometimes" by The Outcasts, "A Better Mind" by Maximus, "Come C'Mon" by Satin Bells and more. 16 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark set of fusion from Jeff Lorber – the major label debut of his group, and the virtual blueprint for a sound that many would try to copy over the years, but never quite match! The style's almost a summation of the CTI/Kudu approaches of the mid 70s – with Lorber setting down a sweet groove in a variety of keyboards, working with bassist Danny Wilson and drummer Dennis Bradford to create some serenely spacious grooves that have a lot of polish, but also still a nice degree of soul. Guest players really open up things nicely – especially Dennis Springer, who plays a variety of saxes on the set – as well as Joe Farrell, Freddie Hubbard, and Doug Lewis. Titles include "Toad's Place", "Country", "Tune 88", "Lights Out", "Rain Dance", and "Water Sign". CD
Also available Water Sign ... LP 3.99

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New National WakeWalk In Africa – 1979 to 1981 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Searing 70s punk from the South African scene – music that's quite a change from the funk and world beat modes you might expect! These guys are unapologeticaly influenced by the sounds of late 70s London – and step out here in a blistering guitar-driven approach to their music – one that's got a short, sharp shock throughout – sometimes in a surprisingly melodic style that echoes some New York work of the time, at other points with a strong strand of reggae influence that links them more towards some of the British Clash contemporaries! The music is plenty darn fresh throughout – a really great discovery to our Northern Hemisphere ears – and supported by a huge batch of notes and information on the band – handled by Keith Jones, the director of the film Punk In Africa. Titles include "Walk In Africa", "Time & Place", "Corner House Stone", "Vatsiketeni", "Black Punk Rockers", and "Beat Up The Lights". CD

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New VariousGrass Roots – Danny Krivit: Musical Influences & Inspiration ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
70s grooves abound in this fantastic compilation! DJ Danny Krivit – guiding light of New York's Body & Soul night – selects some of his favorite tracks from the 70s, a blinding blend of rare funk, strident soul, and uplifting club tunes that's one of the freshest collections we've heard in ages! The CD version features 2 CDs – both live mixes in which Krivit effortlessly blend tracks together, while still maintaining the full spirit and integral length of the originals. There's a total of 29 tracks on the set – and a few of the tunes get the "Danny Krivit edit" treatment, which means they've got the funky bits extended out even further than before! Titles include "Happy Music (12" mix)" by The Blackbyrds, "Spellbinder" by Gabor Szabo, "Point Zero" by Voyage, "Evil" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Theme From King Kong" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Number One (long version)" by Patrice Rushen, "You're The One (Tom Moulton mix)" by Little Sister, "Wild Safari" by Barrabas, "Going Back To My Roots" by Lamont Dozier, "Turn On The Lights" by Kellee Patterson, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" by Main Ingredient, "Across 110th Street" by El Barrio, "Yellow Sunshine" by Yellow Sunshine, "Ease Your Mind (UK mix)" by Touchdown, "Lansana's Priestess" by Donald Byrd, "Prophesy" by Margie Joseph, "Land Of Make Believe" by Bill Withers, "I Like What I Like" by Everyday People, and "Delicado" by El Coco. CD
(Out of print. Tray card and booklet have light water stains.)
 
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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & OthersWhipped Cream & Other Delights – Re-Whipped ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s/2006. Used ... $6.99
A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or abstract the originals past the point of recognition – this one maintains the sense of space, time, and rhythm that Herb first brought to his work in the 60s, while also updating the tunes with a 21st Century aesthetic. Remixers include Medeski Martin & Wood, Mocean Worker, Thievery Corporation, John King (Dust Brothers), and Anthony Marinelli – and titles include "Whipped Cream", "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Peanuts", "Love Potion #9", and "Butterball". CD

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used ... $7.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". Includes the bonus tracks "Rosemary" and "Blueberry Park". CD

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New Charles Bernstein/Jerry ReedGator – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Sure, the film was one of Burt Reynold's cheesier moments of the 70s (he also directed it too!) – but it sports a great little score by Charles Bernstein, one that's got some funky moments you might not normally expect! There's a touch of country at points – given the southern setting common to so many Reynolds movies of the time – but the better cuts bring in some nice jazz funk elements that really expand the groove! Highlights include "Flight In The Night", a slow funky jazz groover that would make anyone on CTI shiver with envy; "Laying The Trap", which has a very similar feel; the horn-heavy "Hannah's Club"; the nice crime/cop number "Swamp Chase"; and the sitar-slinky sex track "Erotica". Other titles include "Leaving Home For A Little While", "Cocktails At The Pool", and "For A Little While". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jimmy Castor/Main Ingredient/Jose Feliciano/othersKeep The Dream Alive – Dr Martin Luther King ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Excellent raw live set from the early 70s – featuring a host of artists from the RCA stable, all paying tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King. The best stuff on here is by Jimmy Castor, and the album includes a totally funky remake of "Hey Leroy" that's got little bits of "Trogolodyte" style funk – plus a version of "Trogolodyte" itself, and more. Other highlights include The Main Ingredient doing "Spinning Around", "Everybody Plays The Fool", and the Isley's great "Work To Do". Lots more by Flip Wilson, Jose Feliciano, Friends of Distinction, and others – plus some words of wisdom by Coretta King! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Chick Corea/Garnett Brown/Dizzy Gillespie et al.Village Vanguard – Live Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
LRC, 1967. Used ... $7.99
Highlights from two live recording sessions from 1967 and 1969. Includes Elvin Jones, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Richard Davis, Marvin Stamm, and Mel Lewis. CD
(Out of print.)

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Giles CoreyStoned Soul ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Giles Corey is a bluesman at heart, but he plays here in a style that's got lots of soul and funk touches too – particularly in the way he works his guitar with lots of wah-wah style riffs! The record's got a contemporary blues vibe overall, but Giles definitely has a slightly different style, too – one that's got respect for sounds that go way beyond the roots of his genre, and which showcase some of the better, later modes of Chicago blues, when it started criss-crossing a lot with other genres as well. The drums are mighty heavy – and bring an undercurrent of funk at points – and titles include "Pork & Beans", "Time Flies", "Bright Lights", "Morning Train", "That Girl Is Bad", "Home Is On My Mind", and "Watch Myself Go Crazy". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City/Loose Change (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s funk – and which makes for tunes that have a looser structure overall, which allows much more room for instrumental interplay, and the kind of sweet surprises that make the album so great! These guys have a real penchant for an unusual rhythm and interesting instrumental flair – and they borrow as much from 70s soundtracks and Latin albums as they do from the funky 45 era that clearly gave them their start. Totally fresh all the way through, and a record that delights us a lot more than we might have expected! Titles include "Detroit Twice", "El Pueblo Unido", "Behind The Blue Curtains", "Ocho Rios", "Hung Up On My Baby", "This Song's For You", and "Slide Show". 2CD set also features the excellent Loose Change record – recorded around the sessions for their Sounding Out The City album, and appearing here for the first time ever! The set shows an even richer vibe than on that classic album – great little funky moments that really have El Michels stepping way past their contemporaries – to a point where so few other funk groups have touched, even a decade later! The set's got five great instrumentals, all awash in that hip blend of sweet soul, funky rhythms, and harder edges the group pioneered – plus a vocal track from Lee Fields too! Titles include "A Little Sloppy (full version)", "Kiddy Ditty", "Little House", "Yennicita (alt)", "This Song's For You (alt)", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". CD

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EqualsBaby, Come Back ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $36.99
The Equals were a mixed race rock group out of the UK during the late 60s, and although they're probably best remembered for their hit "Baby, Come Back", this full album also has them playing a number of cuts that have a deep, soulful, bass-heavy groove that goes way beyond their big single. Highlights include the tracks "The Guy Who Made Her A Star" and "Leaving You Is Hard To Do" – both of which start with nice bassy sample bits! LP, Vinyl record album
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Booker ErvinIn Between ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, some wear, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Bill Evans with Monica ZetterlundSwedish Concert 1975 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Novadisc/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Bill Evans is reunited with singer Monica Zetterlund – in a live date done more than a decade after their classic Waltz For Debby album! The first side of the record features Evans in a trio mode – working instrumentally, without Monica, in a group that features the great Eddie Gomez on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums – easily some of the better-recorded European live material by Bill from the 70s, caught in a way that really shows his new sensitivity in the later decade. Evans' piano is breathtaking here – a subtle symphony of shades and tones that delights the ears at each new twist and turn – recorded in some slightly longish takes on tunes that include "Sugar Plum", "Sareen Jurer", "Very Early", and "Gloria's Step". Bill continues the feeling of the first side wonderfully on the flip – as Zetterlund joins the group, and shows how much she's matured as well since here last meeting with Evans. Most of the tunes are standards, but they've got a sensitivity that goes way beyond familiar readings – carried off wonderfully by Monica in some beautifully dark-toned vocals. Titles include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "The Second Time Around", "Once Upon A Summertime", "What's New", and the lovely "Samba". CD

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Flamin GrooviesFlamin Groovies Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/4 Men With Beards, 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The black and white cover may look a bit punk, but the Flaming Groovies continue their great move into jangle pop – working here again with producer Dave Edmunds, who really seems to find the right direction for this sound! The music is almost a pastiche of older Brit modes from the mid 60s – but served up without any sort of cliche, almost in this way that acts as an ironic reference to an imagined past – served up with a bit less upfront snarl than the previous incarnation of the Groovies, but still an edge that really comes through in the music! Titles include "Move It", "Take Me Back", "Feel A Whole Lot Better", "House Of Blue Lights", "Yeah My Baby", "Don't Put Me On", and "All I Wanted". LP, Vinyl record album

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Neal HeftiBarefoot In The Park ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A work of true genius – and one of Hefti's most amazing soundtracks ever! Barefoot In The Park was written shortly before The Odd Couple – also for a Neal Simon film – and it's got a similar style of grooving to that more famous soundtrack, with two melodies working their way in together rhythmically, dancing around almost in counterpoint, but instead opening up the tunes in a really wild way. The main theme is tremendous – played in a number of versions, including one with some super-cool electric harpsichord – and even one number with vocals is pretty darn incredible. We love this one – and although short, it's a treasure throughout! Titles include "Barefoot In The Park", "Blues For Paul", "New Home Up A Stairs", "Nut On The Roof", and "Six Flights Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track six. Cover has light wear, with partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Richard Groove HolmesHunk A Funk (Night Glider/New Groove) ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A double-length set that features 2 Groove Holmes albums for Groove Merchant! First up is Night Glider – an album that has Groove's funky organ riffing nicely over some tight larger arrangements! The style is really great, and a nice departure from the smaller combo Groove Holmes sound of the 60s – more in keeping with his later Blue Note work, in that the organ's in the lead, grooving soulfully, and the rest of the band vamps and comps behind him with a tight style that's almost in the soundtrack mode! Players include Pretty Purdie on drums, Horace Ott on electric piano, and Seldon Powell on tenor – and Horace Ott wrote two nice originals – "Night Glider" and "Flyjack" – and Groove contributed "Pure Cane Sugar". Other tracks include "Go Away Little Girl", "Young & Foolish", and "One Mint Julep". Next up is New Groove – a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically oriented – all instruments grooving very strictly on the beat, except for Groove's wailing Hammond – which takes off over the top in some fierce musical flights! Bernard Purdie chops up some wicked drums on the set, and titles include "Red Onion", "Meditation", "Good Vibrations", "Chu Chu", and the solid groover "You've Got it Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Stacey KentChanging Lights ... CD
Warner, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel/People & Love ... CD
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's vibes, but also from the sweet Hammond and Fender Rhodes of Billy Nunn, and the smoking guitar of David Spinozza – who really wails away here, and brings in a cutting edge to the tunes that's a lot sharper than some of his later work! Lytle's vibes are wonderful throughout – filled with that sense of space, soul, and timing that's always made him one of the grooviest players ever on the instrument – and this time around, he seems to have an even greater ear for unusual tones – in a way that makes the album sparkle strongly throughout! The rhythms are smoking, too – with Ron Carter on electric bass, Jozell Carter on funky drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – cooking things up righteously on the album's funky tunes. Highlights include the stone smoker "Gunky", a great remake of "The New Village Caller", and a reworking of "Lela" – plus the extended "Soulful Rebel Suite" – mighty nice! People & Love is one of Johnny Lytle's most righteous albums ever – a soaring, spacious set that's almost to Lytle's career what Gears was to Johnny Hammond's! Of course, Lytle's groove here is different – no Mizell production, and a mellower feel overall – but the unbridled space of 70s Milestone is definitely a key influence here – and Johnny stretches out here like never before! The players are all pretty hip – and include Daahoud Hadi (aka Butch Cornell) on electric piano and organ, Marvin Cabell on flute and tenor, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Betty Glamann on harp, and Jozell Carter on drums – all perfect mates here for Johnny's spiritual exploration of sound with his vibes – in ways that are almost more amazing than work from Bobby Hutcherson or Roy Ayers at the time! Titles include an amazing original called "Libra", plus "Tawhid", "Where Is The Love", "Family", and a version of "People Make the World Go Round". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Maceo & All The King's MenDoing Their Own Thing ... LP
House Of The Fox, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic album of hardcore funky cuts, with a great jazzy tip on the righteous solos laid down by Maceo and the band. Recorded in the time that Maceo was away from James' band, with a crack lineup of players including Melvin Parker, Jimmy Nolan, Bernard Odom, and L.D. Williams. Nearly every cut is a lost funky gem, with funky bass, hard drums, and cool horn solos with a large sense of humor. Highlights include "Southwick", "Got to Get 'Cha", "Maceo", and the fantastic "Funky Women". This one was even hard to find in the old days – just another reason to be glad you're living in this reissue-happy time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roscoe MitchellConversations I & II – With Craig Taborn & Kikanju Baku (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Wide Hive, 2014. New Copy 2LPs ... $16.99 18.98
Roscoe Mitchell returns to a mode that he explored freely back in the 70s – loose, improvised collaborations with other musicians – done at a level that offers up a richly organic blend of sonic elements and musical moments! Some of Mitchell's later work has been more structured, but the approach here is very much in the best early AACM mode – or maybe a bit like Roscoe's classic Sackville recordings – extended "conversations" between his own flutes and saxes, the drums and percussion of Kikanju Baku, and the piano, organ, and keyboards of Craig Taborn. All players are nicely restrained – and as with Mitchell and the Art Ensemble, the mix of instruments is never used in any way that's gimmicky at all – but with subtle shifts that really emphasize the need of the players to communicate together. 2LP set features the highlights of the individual CDs – and titles include "Frenzy House", "Chipper & Bing", "Stay Hayfer", "They Rode For Them", "Just Talking", "I'll See You Out There", "Splatter", "Rub", "Who Dat", "Distant Radio Transmission", and "Knock & Roll". LP, Vinyl record album

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MuscaHighlights (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Soul Controller, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
Spacey 80s boogie-styled instro funk from Musca – the first single on the Soul Controller imprint! "Highlights" is highlighted by nicely paced funky beats and handclaps – which are mirrored by an uber-thick bass line and cosmic keyboards. Nice and spacey – and that bass groove really stands out throughout! Part 2 picks up right where Part 1 leaves off, extending the vibe nicely until the keyboards take the driver's seat from the middle point onward – and that's when it gets even better! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Willie NelsonIt Will Come To Pass – The Metaphysical Worlds & Poetic Introspections Of Willie Nelson ... CD
RCA/Omni (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Willie Nelson without the long hair – really sounding great on a set of early recordings for RCA! That amazing voice is already very firmly in place – that sharp, raspy tone that was an instant original in country music – especially when singing Nelson's own words, which really dominate this wonderful collection – a set that, as you'd guess from the title, really highlights Willie's more contemplative nature! The whole thing's wonderfully free from any overdone country music cliches – and is a great document of this under-reissued side of Nelson's catalog – the roots that led to the superstardom of the 70s, but with a much more personal, heartfelt quality too. CD features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Healing Hands Of Time", "Suffer In Silence", "Truth Number One", "Jimmy's Road", "Pages", "Little Things", "Blackjack County Chain", "Me & Paul", "These Are Difficult Times Remember The Good Times", "Born To Lose", "The Ghost", and "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth". CD

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Oxford AmericanOxford American No 85 – Summer 2014 ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
Fine summer reading, courtesy of Oxford American – one of the best resources of great writing in the print game, especially from the American South. Highlights of this issue include Lauren Groff's trek to see the mermaids of Weeki Wachee (billed as "The Only City Of Live Mermaids", which is if FL), William Giraldi's attempts to quit Jack White, Rosecrans Baldwin at a Boy Scout Jamboree, poetry by Ansel Elkins, Tarfia Faizullah, Jericho Brown and Monica A Hand, Cooking With Chris dishes out pimento cheese, the American Folk photography of Lisa Elmaleh, and much more. Magazine

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Planet D NonetWe Travel The Spaceways – The Music Of Sun Ra ... CD
Eastlawn, 2011. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A really great tribute to Sun Ra – played by Detroit's Planet D Nonet, with a sound that's quite faithful to the original! The tunes here do a great job of mixing the initial Arkestra style – slightly offbeat and angular – with the later, freer modes the group embraced in the 60s and 70s – balanced well by some of the group's own spiritual jazz inclinations, too! The double-length set offers up plenty of music – and the nine-piece group has some great work on horns, both brass and reeds – mixed with some additional guest performances on other tracks too – including some tenor and oboe from Salim Washington. Titles include "Velvet", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Love In Outer Space", "Ancient Aiethiopia", "Kingdom Of Not", "Saturn", and "Lights On A Satellite". CD

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Cadet/Varese, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting", "Whenever Wherever", and "Oh, By The Way". CD
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Come To My Garden (original gatefold) ... LP 4.99
Come To My Garden (2nd pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Aim (Australia), 1970. Used ... $7.99
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting" and "Oh, By The Way". CD

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden (2nd pressing) ... LP
Janus, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting", "Whenever Wherever", and "Oh, By The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, wrinkling and flaking from moisture on the top 3 inches, and a split top seam.)
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Come To My Garden (original gatefold) ... LP 4.99
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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden (original gatefold) ... LP
GRT, 1970. Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting", "Whenever Wherever", and "Oh, By The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: GATEFOLD IS TORN OFF. Cover has some wear, and vinyl plays with some clicks.)
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Come To My Garden (2nd pressing) ... LP 24.99
Come To My Garden ... CD 12.99

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Pharoah SandersSummun Bukmun Umyun – Deaf Dumb Blind ... LP
Impulse, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Pharoah Sanders is working here with some excellent horn players in the frontline – Woody Shaw on trumpet and Gary Bartz on alto sax – both of whom really bring a lot of power to the record! As with some of Sanders' other Impulse albums of the period, the record only features two long songs – both of them great, and both of them balanced between more modal moments, and freer flights of jazz expression. Bartz and Shaw are obviously well suited for both of these sides of the spectrum – as are the other players, who include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Nathaniel Bettis and Anthony Wiles play additional percussion – as do some of the other members of the group from time to time. Both tracks build with a stretched-out, organic quality – and titles include "Summun Bukmun Umyun" and "Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower numbers, which are often some of the best in the set – and feature Joanie's sweeter vocals amidst a darker bank of trombones that dip and turn gently. The more upbeat numbers often feature some nice percussion touches to get the groove going – and titles include "Till There Was You", "Make The Man Love You", "Spring Is Here", "Let's Talk About Love", "After The Lights Go Down Low", "Namely You", "Kiss & Run", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". CD

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Cecil TaylorJazz Advance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... $26.99
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"! CD
(Out of print.)

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TemptationsPuzzle People ... LP
Gordy, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A classic set of psychedelic soul from this fantastic 60s group! The record is one of the groundbreaking albums the Temps cut with producer Norman Whitfield – and it's a landmark session that perfectly showcases what Whitfield's full-on, guitar-heavy, bassy-bottom style could do for the group! A few mellow cuts hearken back to earlier days – but there's some excellent moments that really let the new sound shine – soaring out with trippier touches that are totally great! Highlights include the storming cut "I Can't Get Next To You", a trippy remake of "Hey Jude", the original "Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down", and the haunting "Message From A Black Man" – one of the most righteous moments ever in late 60s Motown! LP, Vinyl record album

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Townsend,Townsend,Townsend & RogersTownsend,Townsend,Townsend & Rogers ... LP
Chocolate City, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Ed Townsend, the great soul composer and producer responsible for many big hits over the years, put together this album with some younger generation family members and an outside ringer. The result is a great album of modern group soul with a cool mellow soul vibe that's similar to some of the other great soul records on Chocolate City. Our favorite cut's the great midtempo cut "True Love", but other highlights include "It's You", "You Can", and "Wondering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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WhispersThis Kind Of Lovin ... LP
Solar, 1981. Very Good- ... $0.99
Not as sublime as some of the group's earlier efforts, but still with a strong harmony sound that keeps things moving nicely ahead. The arrangements are in a smooth soul mode – still uptempo on a number of tracks, in the same style that they were using with the Philly crew. The difference is that there's a bit more of a modern LA soul sound in the mix – although not as much as you'd expect from some of the other albums on the Solar label. Includes the nice midtempo groover "Can't Stop Loving You Baby", plus "World Of A Thousand Dreams", "What Will I Do", "This Kind Of Lovin", and the retro jazzy "The Bright Lights & You Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some small stains, a cutout notch, and a tiny rip at the opening.)

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Bernard WrightNard ... LP
Arista, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright's. The record sort of picks up the groove where some of the Fantasy Records sessions of the 70s left off – mixing together jazz and soul into a captivating blend that's made even better by Dave Grusin's tight production. And despite what you might think about the crap that Grusin headed up later in the 80s, the early days of the GRP label were amazing years for jazz funk. Includes Don Blackman's sample classic "Haboglabotribin", a nice version of Weldon Irvine's "Music Is The Key", and the cuts"Just Chillin' Out", "Master Rocker", and "Bread Sandwiches". Great all the way through, though – and a record that still delights us year after year! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBowie Heard Them Here First ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
The genius of Ziggy Stardust didn't just spring out of the blue – as David Bowie spent years listening to other music by a range of different artists – engaging them, supporting them, and absorbing them in the process – all to weave into the rich tapestry that became his own musical legacy! Bowie famously covered 60s tunes on his Pin Ups album, and did others' tracks on some other studio sides as well – and his live performances were famous over the years for surprising remakes that offered unabashed homage to those who influenced him – a few of whom would become musical partners as well. This loving package features 24 tracks that were all later performed by Bowie, but delivered here in their original versions – all with detailed notes that trace the lines between the initial takes and the remakes – with the kind of flourish we've come to love from Ace Records. Titles include "Fill Your Heart" by Biff Rose, "It Ain't Easy" by Ron Davies, "Sorry" by The Merseys, "Rosalyn" by The Pretty Things, "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Nite Flights" by The Walker Brothers, "Alabama Song" by Lotte Lenya & The Three Admirals, "Kingdom Come" by Tom Verlaine, "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" by The Kinks, "White Light White Heat" by The Velvet Underground, "Louie Go Home" by Paul Revere & The Raiders, "If There Is Something" by Roxy Music, "Criminal World" by Metro, "Amsterdam" by Jacques Brel, "Wild Is The Wind" by Johnny Mathis, "I Took A Trip On A Gemini Space Ship" by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and "Pablo Picasso" by The Modern Lovers. CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2013 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $11.99
Soaring contemporary grooves – and a great installment in this excellent series of modern soul! This time around, the tracks are even more modern than before – almost all numbers from recent recordings, but pulled together in a way that really highlights some gems that we would have missed otherwise – including a few key cuts that haven't been in strong circulation otherwise! Think of the groove as Neo Soul for the dancefloor – with great vocals and lots of warm rhythms – and dig the track selection that includes "Gimme Dat" by Kenya Henry, "Can We Talk About It" by Vesta, "Into My Life" by Raffia, "Bein In Love With You" by Sheree Brown, "The Party After (Reel People rmx)" by Muzart, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Classic Lady" by Personal Life, "Runnin Around" by The Chi-Lites, "Sweet Heaven (12 Shades summer shuffle)" by Tom Glide with Timmy Thomas, "I Still Have You (Soulpersona rmx)" by Charlie Wilson, and "Something" by 76 Degrees West Band with Raheem DeVaughn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP jacket has a creased corner.)

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VariousThunderbirds & Other Top 60's TV Themes Vol 2 ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1960s/1999. Used ... $3.99
Groovy, baby! Sequel put out this Fab part 2 to their Avengers-themed set of Top 60s TV stuff from the UK, and it's an equally thrilling set of rare Brit TV tunes culled together in a totally mod package! The set's got 30 tracks in all – and only a few of them are Thunderbirds-related material. Lots of the tracks have a great guitar-driven John Barry-esque sound, and highlights include "The Saint" by Less Reed Brass, "Andorra" by Ron Grainger, "Aqua Marina" by Gary Miller, "The Ferret Song" by John Cleese & The 1948 Show Choir, "Where Are You Now" by Jackie Trent, "Junk Shop" by Harry H. Corbett, "The Big Beat" by Eric Delaney, "Batman Theme" by the Kinks, "Old Ned" by The Eagles, and lots more! You might have some of these on other Sequel TV compilations (they do tend to repeat tracks), but the price is nice and low, and you get 30 tracks, so that should make up for it! CD

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De La SoulGrind Date ... LP
Sanctuary, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... Mid-November, 2014
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 12 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Is Grind Date the new sound for the mid 00s? Will it blaze trails and be co-opted by the next hot producers? Are the lyrics as solid as they could be? Probably not in each scenario, but that's not the point – these guys are consummate musicians, molding their rhyme schemes to the tracks with focus and precision. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Psychic TVDreams Less Sweet ... LP
Holophonic/Angry Love (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 1, 2014
Tracks include "Hymn 23", "The Orchids", "Botanica", "Iron", "Glove", "Always Is Always", "White Nights", "Finale", "Eleusis", "Medmenham", "Ancient Lights", "Proof On", "Eden 1 Eden 2 Eden 3", "Clouds Without Water", "Black Moon", "Silver And Gold", "In The Nursery", and "Circle". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud/I'm A Mess (Live From Lightship 95) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... Around November 28, 2014
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. 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 Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jeremy Steig & Eddie GomezOutlaws ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
Beautiful duets from flautist Jeremy Steig and bassist Eddie Gomez – recorded with no other backing, and a haunting style that gets at the best talents of both players! Gomez is well known for his work on trio sides with Bill Evans, but here he gets a chance to be even more expressive than usual – handing a fair bit of melody with his ingenious work on the bass – and really providing a lot of bottom soul to Steig's flights of fancy on the alto flute! Jeremy himself is more free-thinking than on some of his other albums by this point – more in the moody style of his Blue Note work, although less funky overall. Titles include "Arioso", "Night Mare", "Nardis", and "Outlaws". CD

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Richard Groove HolmesNew Groove ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Funky funky Groove Holmes – one of his tightest albums ever! The set's a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically oriented – all instruments grooving very strictly on the beat, except for Groove's wailing Hammond – which takes off over the top in some fierce musical flights! Bernard Purdie chops up some wicked drums on the set, and titles include "Red Onion", "Meditation", "Good Vibrations", "Chu Chu", and the solid groover "You've Got it Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a name in marker on both sides. Label also has some marker.)

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New BandNorthern Lights – Southern Cross ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Rags & Bones", "Acadian Driftwood", "Hobo Jungle", "Ophelia", and "It Makes No Difference". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear with some peeling and stuck on paper on part of the back.)

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New George BensonBad Benson ... CD
CTI/Epic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. CD also features 3 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "From Now On", and new mixes of "Serbian Blue" and "Take The A Train". CD

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New George BensonBad Benson ... LP
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr At The Cocoanut Grove ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful stuff! Live, Sammy D was the most entertaining of all the rat pack – as you'll hear on this excellent concert from 1963 – one of the few recordings that really captures Sammy's genius in all aspects of his talents! The album's got some great straight jazz vocal numbers, a bit of showy hip talk, a tiny bit of Sammy's impersonations of other stars (a lost talent that's rarely survived on other reissues), and a few surprise numbers that are really great. The album's worth it alone for Sammy's fantastic West Side Story medley – done in a swinging jazzy way, with only bongos for accompaniment! Other highlights include "Frank Talk", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Once In A Lifetime", "Sammy Looks At Old Movies", "Me & My Shadow", and "Jam Session". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, edge wear, and some wrinkles in the gloss.)

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New De La SoulGrind Date ... CD
Sanctuary, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 12 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Is Grind Date the new sound for the mid 00s? Will it blaze trails and be co-opted by the next hot producers? Are the lyrics as solid as they could be? Probably not in each scenario, but that's not the point – these guys are consummate musicians, molding their rhyme schemes to the tracks with focus and precision. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more. CD

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New De La SoulGrind Date ... LP
Sanctuary, 2004. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 12 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Is Grind Date the new sound for the mid 00s? Will it blaze trails and be co-opted by the next hot producers? Are the lyrics as solid as they could be? Probably not in each scenario, but that's not the point – these guys are consummate musicians, molding their rhyme schemes to the tracks with focus and precision. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has edge wear. Labels have some marker.)
 
 
 



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