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MC ShanBorn To Be Wild (expanded edition) ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, 1988. Used ... $6.99
The Juice Crew at it's best with Marley Marl twisting the knobs – the lCold Chillin classic from MC Shan! Born To Be Wild is the middle effort in a trio of great, and at this point underappreciated album MC Shan cut for Cold Chillin, leaving a pretty solid legacy if strong mid 80s rap with dynamite Marley Marl production! The CD was out of print for almost 20 years before this remastered reissue, with titles including "We Used To Do It Out In The Park", "Juice Crew Law", "I Pioneered This", "She's Gone", "Words Of A Freestyle", "Never Rock A Party" and more – plus bonus original 12" vocal mixes of "I Pioneered This", "Juice Crew Law" and "They Used To Do It In The Park", the original 12" dub of "Juice Crew Law" and the original 12" acapella of "I Pioneered This". CD

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MC ShanDown By Law (expanded 2CD version) ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1987. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of the benchmark LPs of battle ready rhymes and block rockin' Cold Chillin' beats – MC Shan's Down By Law, produced by the Marley Marl – in a deluxe 2CD version packed with rare 12" versions that appear on CD for the first time ever! Down By Law was the first of Shan's solid trio of LPs for Cold Chillin', uncommonly blunt in both the storytelling and rhyme schemes. A long slept on gem! Original LP tracks include the classic "Bridge", plus "Down By Law", "Left Me-Lonely", "MC Space" "Living In The World Of Hip Hop", "Another One To Get Jealous Of" and "Kill That Noise". Disc 1 also includes the previously unreleased tracks "Kill That Noise/Down By Law" (Live on WERS), "Live Routine" (broadcast) feat Biz Markie, Marley Marl Scratch demos and more! Disc 2 features a bunch of great 12" mixes of Down By Law tracks and classic MC Shan singles on CD for the first time ever: "Marley Marl Scratch" (original 12" version), "He Cuts So Fresh" (original 12" version), "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing" (original 12" version), "Cocaine" (original 12" version) and (original 12" live version), "Beat Biter (original 12" extended version), "Dub Biter", "Dub By Law" and more. Comes with a well done, 24-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and reminiscences by Mr Magic and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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MC ShanDown By Law (rmx, edit)/Dub By Law ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A remix of this track off Shan's first LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Cold Chillin' sleeve.)

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New MC ShanJane, Stop This Crazy Thing (voc, dub)/Cocaine (voc, live) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1986. Very Good ... $4.99
With the old style Cold Chillin logo in purple on a black label, one you rarely see! Marley Marl at his old school best and Shan delivering in the early QB style! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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MC ShanPlay It Again Shan ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Tracks include "I Ran The Game", "It Ain't A Hip Hop Record", "Got To Be Funky", "I Want To Thank You", "Music You Can Dance To", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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MC Shan featuring Michael Meyers.MC Shan &The Queens Connect (edit, street, inst)/MC's Freeze (edit, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Franchise, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
After a few years offf, MC Shan makes a better comeback than we would have ever expected, with some nice production from Marley Marl. (And we're happy to see he's avoided the Steady B route.) The cut here is "MC's Freeze", a nice mid-tempo, high energy track, where he's joined by mixtape favorite Michael Meyers. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New MC ShanDown By Law ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marley Marl's behind the controls on this early MC Shan LP. 9 tracks in all, including QB classics like "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing!", "The Bridge", and "Kill That Noise", plus "Down By Law", "Project 'Ho", "Left Me Lonely", "MC Space" and "Living In The World Of Hip Hop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing with Herbie Jr. etching.)
Also available Down By Law (expanded 2CD version) ... CD 19.99

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New MC ShanBeat Biter (extended mix, radio mix)/The Bridge/Dub Biter ... 12-inch
Bridge, 1986. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Beat Biter" is MC Shan's classic cut (never before reissued) where he accuses LL Cool J of stealing his beat for "Rock The Bells". He calls out LL at the top of the cut, but even if it wasn't clear who he's talking about, Marley Marl cuts in a sample of Foghorn Leghorn saying "I think we know who that somebody is..." The beats are, of course, similar to LL's "Rock The Bells", the verses are some of the best mid-80's battle rhymes, and the extended version has some nice scratching by Marly Marl. And then there's the b-side... If you appreciate BDP's "South Bronx", you've gotta hear this one. If ya don't know... MC Shan recorded "The Bridge", saying hip hop started in Queensbridge, Queens. BDP replied with "South Bronx", setting the record straight (as we see it). "South Bronx" uses the same beat and replies to "The Bridge" almost line for line. MC Shan then replied with "Kill That Noise" – followed by the final word from BDP with "The Bridge Is Over". Shan's first single was "Feed The World" on MCA (which explains KRS's line "You got dropped off MCA, cuz the rhymes you wrote was wack" on "South Bronx"). We won't even begin with the other entries in the Queens/Bronx battle like MC Poet's "Beat You Down", which was directed at KRS. (MC Poet later became a member of Screwball.) And you thought the Jay Z/Nas/Mobb Deep/etc. battles went on too long! All the hip hop history contained on these tracks and all that trivia aside, the record is still up there as one of our favorites from the class of '85. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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D StHome Of Hip Hop (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
Long before the KRS/Shan battles, D.ST. was claiming "Bronx is the home of hip hop" on this track. It almost has an early Whodini sound, with more MC'ing, vocoder effects, and a live rhythm section than his other dj oriented tracks like "Mega Mix 2." 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Marley Marl & OthersMarley Marl's House of Hits ... CD
Cold Chillin, Late 80s. Used ... $12.99
Basically a whole crate of essential cuts put together in one portable CD. 15 tracks from the cream of the QB and Cold Chillin' crop, and a handful of other nice tracks Marley Marl had a hand in, with his inimitable touch keeping things nice and funky. Includes the now classic "Symphony I" and "Symphony II" posse cuts featuring Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, the original version of "The Bridge" by MC Shan, "Raw", "Set It Off" and 'Ain't No Half Steppin'" by Big Daddy Kane, "Vapors" and 'make The Music WithYour Outh, Biz" by Biz Markie, "Poison" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Droppin Science" by Marley Marl & Craig G, "Roxanne's Revenge" by Roxanne Shante, "Eric B For President" by Eric B & Rakim, "Music Man" by Masta Ace, "Just Rhymin' With Biz" by Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane and "Chief Rocker" by Lords of the Underground. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCold Chillin Top 4 – The Best Of Cold Chillin Records ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Stone cold classics from Cold Chillin' – benchmark rap from MC Shan, Marley Marl & Craig G, Biz Markie and Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – the Top 4 figures/units in the legendary label's canon! It's classic after classic here, 15 inarguably excellent tracks from a pivotal era – representing the range of the roster as well as straight up stellar tracks. Includes "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", "The Bridge", "Down By Law", "I Pioneered This" and "Juice Crew Law" by MC Shan, "Pickin' Boogers", "Vapors" and "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" by The Biz, "On The Run" and "Ill Street Blues" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Wack ITT" by Marley Marl & Roxanne Shante and more. CD

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New QB FinestDa Bridge 2001 (radio, acapella, inst)/Oochie Wally (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Ill Will/Columbia, 2001. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remake of the early Queensbridge classic by Shan, this time with Nas, Mobb Deep, Capone, Nature, MC Shan, Marley Marl, Cormega and Millenium Thug. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stickers, and a spot of sticker residue.)
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Burt BacharachTogether? – Original Soundtrack Recording ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A lost Burt Bacharach treasure – a bit later than classic vintage, but a wonderful album from the mature maestro – and sometimes overlooked, due to its status as a soundtrack! The work here is totally great – that mellow, easy-flowing style that Burt really perfected around the time of Living Together – served up here in a batch of sweet instrumental tracks, plus a few key vocal numbers with lyrics sung by Jackie DeShannon, Libby Titus, and Michael McDonald – all of whom slide down more into the Bacharach ethos than stand out as their usual selves – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "I Don't Need You Any More", "In Tune", "If We Ever Get Out Of Here", "On The Beach", "I've Got My Mind Made Up", "Find Love", "Luisa", and "I Think I'm Gonna Fall In Love". CD

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Harold MabernLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 15.99
One of the best Harold Mabern albums we've heard in years – recorded with a trio of familiar partners, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but in a freewheeling live setting that has the group really stretching out over some long, extended tracks! Mabern's sense of imagination in this setting is wonderful – and really takes us back to the soulful majesty we loved in his music during the 70s – and although a few numbers reflect the ballad mode of some of Harold's studio albums, even these have an open-ended creativity that really goes beyond the usual! Titles include "Dreaming", "Road Song", "Boogie For Al McShann", "Afro Blue", "Alone Together", and a surprisingly great take on "Sesame Street". CD

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Megon McDonoughMy One & Only ... CD
Shanachie, 1996. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print.)

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Jay McShannBlues From Kansas City ... CD
GRP/Decca, Early 40s. Used ... $19.99
(Out of print.)

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Hajime YoshizawaJapan ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the greatest efforts so far from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that has some heavy jazz influences, and almost hearkens back to his roots – yet one that's also awash in some of his best 21st Century soul styles as well! The album has a snapping acoustic energy that's right up there with other Japanese club jazz work in recent years – and features lots of tight piano work from Yoshizawa, played with a sense of imagination and energy that we haven't heard from him in years – a depth that's almost like McCoy Tyner at his best – supported by rhythms that take us back to some of Curtis Lundy's best work of years past. Navasha Daya turns in a few great vocal performances here – really sparkling away from Fertile Ground, and sounding more like a jazz singer than ever before – and other tracks feature guest work by Akiko and Shanti. Brilliant stuff all around – and with 13 tracks that include "Bristlecone Pine", "Time", "Aska", "Eastern Step", "Celebration", "Satellite Dancer", "Rain", "May", "Seeds Of Spring", and "The Color Of Peace". CD

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VariousVinyl Exams ... LP
Sony, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $6.99
Nice comp of old school (...okay, what passes for old school these days) cuts: Schoolly D "PSK What Does It Mean?", Ultramag "Ego Trippin", Fearless Four "Rockin It", Treacherous Three "Body Rock", Just Ice "Going Way Back", Steady B "Bring The Beat Back", Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud "Girls I Got 'Em Locked", fat Boys "Stick 'Em", Roxanne Shante & Biz Mark "Def Fresh Crew", Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce "It's My Beat", Run DMC "Peter Piper" and Fresh 3 MCs "Fresh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo sticker.)

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New Giorgio MoroderBest Of Electronic Disco – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Repertoire (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet early electro grooves from Giorgio Moroder – the German maestro who really helped transform the sound of the dancefloor in the 70s! The music here is heavy on beats and keyboards, but in a style that's quite different from club grooves in years to come – very much still in the warmer side of the disco spectrum, with a live energy that really keeps things compelling throughout! Moroder's been a key influence on house, techno, and other styles over the years – but there's still nothing like the greatness of the original grooves on this set! Titles include "Let The Music Play", "E=MC2", "From Here To Eternity (reprise)", "Utopia Me Giorgio", "First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love", "Too Hot To Handle", "I Wanna Rock You", "Solitary Man", "Knights In White Satin", "American Dream", and "Shannon's Eyes". CD

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New Andrew Oldham Orchestra16 Hip Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Andrew Oldham proves once again that his 60s pop music reach is wider than most – by taking on a whole host of tunes from artists he doesn't even have signed to contracts! The set's one of the most jaunty of the instrumental albums that Oldham recorded under his own name – and it offers Andrew the chance to come up with his own versions of tracks by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and many others – served up in rock instrumental modes that mix guitar, electric bass, and larger orchestrations in arrangements by John Paul Jones and Oldham himself. Titles include "Blowin In The Wind", "Needles & Pins", "Chapel Of Love", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "My Boy Lollipop", "Then He Kissed Me", and "You're No Good". CD also features 16 more bonus tracks – a range of other 60s pop productions by Oldham that includes "Shang A Doo Lang" by Adrienne Poster, "Young Love" by Bo & Peep, "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by Cleo, Lonely Weekends" by George Bean, and Oldham cuts that include "365 Rolling Stones", "Oh I Do Like To See Me On The B-Side", and "A Sad Story". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)