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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleMalcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
A brilliant tribute to the late Malcolm X – served up by Chicago's legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble! The record's got an even farther-reaching sound than the group's self-titled effort – a flowing style that unfolds as their tribute to Malcolm rolls on – starting spare and earthy at first, then picking up a fuller, prouder, much more righteous groove as things really get going! As before, there's plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom of most tracks – topped by complicated horn passages that often verge on the exotic – and which have a tremendously captivating sound. The ensemble's led by the great Phil Cohran, who played with Sun Ra for a bit, and also plays cornet on the record – the rest of the group includes Charles Williams, Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Pete Cosey, Henry Gibson, Willie Woods, and Aaron Dodd – a lineup of players who also worked with Sun Ra, The Pharoahs, and Earth Wind & Fire! The LP's a suite of 4 tracks dedicated to Malcolm X, each capturing a period of his life, "Malcolm Little", "Detroit Red", "Malcolm X", and "El Hajj Malik El Shabazz". CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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Malcolm DalglishJogging The Memory ... LP
Windham Hill, 1986. Very Good ... $1.99
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Malcolm DoddsTry A Little Tenderness ... LP
RCA, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
Arrangements by Sid Bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Malcolm XBallot Or The Bullet ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
It's a shame that Paul Winley ended up making some bucks off the late great one – especially as other issues of this famous speech gave royalties to Betty Shabazz. Still, the work's an essential one – and the package is pretty nice looking. The vinyl's also banded, and divided into sections like "Violence & Non Violence", "Human Rights & Civil Rights", and "Black Nationalism". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Malcolm XGrass Roots Speech ... LP
Paul Winley, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An essential document of one of Malcolm's most important messages – recorded live in Detroit, November 1963. The sound quality is great, and the speech is a wonderful example of Malcolm's tremendous ability to present the issues in a clear, concise manner – leaving no room for argument as he puts his ideas over with uncanny reason. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Malcolm XMalcolm X Speaks ... LP
Warner, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Speech excerpts from the 1972 documentary film, these are all short sound bites, all under a minute: "By Any Means Necessary", "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?", "Pickin Cotton" & "American Nightmare" and half a dozen more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Malcolm XMalcolm X Talks To Young People ... LP
Douglas, Early 60s/Early 70s. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the rarer Malcolm X recordings – at least in that it hasn't been copied again and again. The LP features a talk given by Malcolm to a group of teenagers who were brought up to New York from Mississippi by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for young people who had made an outstanding contribution to Civil Rights in their area. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Sean Noonan & Malcolm MooneyPavees Dance – There's Always The Night ... CD
Noonans Music, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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(In a slim sleeve.)

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SibeliusTone Poems & Songs – Antal Dorati/London Symphony/Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orch/Malcolm Sargent Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
EMI (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Malcolm X & OthersMalcolm X – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
A beautiful record that's not only an excellent soundtrack – it's also one of the best-ever Malcolm X records you can find! The record brings together tracks from the 1972 film on Malcolm's life – and it combines fantastic original speeches, like "N_ggers", "American Nightmare", "Africa", and "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?" – but also includes snippets of music and knowledge from the Last Poets, Billie Holiday, James Earl Jones, Ossie Davis, Betty Shabazz, and others. A beautiful sound collage, and a fitting tribute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, a small split on the top seam, and a center split one the bottom seam.)

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New Malcolm McLarenDuck Rock ... LP
Island, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Funky b-boy classic! Sure, Malcolm was a blood-sucking vampire who was hungry enough to exploit any trend he could get his hands on – but in this case, he did all right, and came up with an album that stands the test of time in the breakdance crates. Includes the classics "Buffalo Gals" and "Double Dutch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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New Malcolm XBy Any Means Necessary ... LP
Douglas, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Probably one of the best Malcolm X releases ever, due in large part to respectful production by Alan Douglas. The record features a number of short excerpts from famous speeches, all identified by the famous quotes that come from them. Words of wisdom include "The House Negro/The Field Negro", "By Any Means Necessary", "Our African Identity", "Guerrilla Warfare", "The American Nightmare", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Carlos MalcolmBustin Outta The Ghetto ... LP
AJP, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Funky madness – and one of the greatest funky instrumental albums ever! This one's so rare that only a few funk collectors have it in their collection – but it's a totally massive bit of funk that's way more than just plain "rare" (which can sometimes also mean snoozy for collectors!) Malcolm's a funky bandleader from Kingston, Jamaica – and he's got an approach that's solidly rooted in American funk, but which also has slight (very slight) touches of Carribean rhythms. The record's not really reggae or rocksteady, but it's got a messed up groove that works perfectly – as the sharp funky instrumental tunes crack out with these odd jagged edges, or weirdly paced rhythms that make them even more compelling. A wonderful record, and way past the usual funky instrumental album. Just about every cut is excellent – and titles include "Bustin Outta The Ghetto", "Funky Junction", "Move With The Beat", "Track Full Of Soul", "Pound For Pound", and "Rockin In My Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Carlos MalcolmDon't Walk, Dance! ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of a few rare albums cut by Carlos Malcolm – a little known bandleader who first got his start in Jamica and the Bahamas, then came to New York in the 60s to cut some very tasty grooves! Carlos' Caribbean roots show up strongly in his music – as he takes a bit of jazz and Latin, and gives it an off-kilter twist that sets him apart rhythmically from most of his contemporaries. The sound on this album's less in a funk vein than his later work – and the album's got the feel of a good underground New York Latinized jazz album from the mid 60s. Titles include "The Matador", "Wandering Soul", "Gimme What You Got (parts 1 & 2)", "El Rookie", "The Whip", and "Nightfall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and minor seam splitting, with a promo stamp and light stains on the back.)

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New Malcolm X College Jazz EnsembleLive – Collegiate Jazz Festival ... LP
Malcolm X, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent obscure album of young, undiscovered and lesser-known Chicago jazz players from the early 70s – like Charles Williamson, Sonny Seals, Tyrone Taylor, and Jodie Christian – all of whom play very nicely, and lay down some hard funky big band stuff. There's 4 nice extended tracks, and the record features two great funky numbers – "Hush" and "Music For Gong Gong", plus 2 ballads "Misty" and "Lover Man". Very nice grooves, and the kind of record we love to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a few clicks.)
 
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Black DickBlack Dick For President ... LP
Plain Talkin, Early 70s. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the most bizarre party records you'll ever find! The album is kind of a mixture of Rudy Ray Moore bad-talkin with the LP subculture of political speeches by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Elijah Muhammad. The 3LP package is an extended speech by "Black Dick" (who seems to be Thaddeus Martin from the credits) – an imaginary political figure who talks on at length about his platform, saying things like "Black Dick will set you free," "what this country needs is more Black Dick," and "you need a Black Dick in the White House." More than just being an overly long joke, though, the album's also a fascinating testament to political disenfranchisement – kind of a "what the hell – they don't care about us anyway, why not stick it to them?" sort of effort, one that almost bears more resemblance to the speeches of some of the 60s political figures than it does the humor of the early 70s party crowd. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a peeled spot on front, and seam splitting.)

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Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleSpanish Suite ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
Great lost work from the legendary Phil Cohran and his Artistic Heritage Ensemble – a composition that was recorded during the group's late 60s years on the Chicago scene – but which has never been released until now! The album stands beautifully alongside the group's self-titled classic and their tribute to Malcolm X – and like those amazing records, this one has a feel that's all its own – an exploration of Moorish elements in Spanish culture – which comes off as a Latin-inflected sound with African roots! The lineup here is similar to other Cohran classics – Donald Myrick on baritone sax, Charles James Williams on alto, Eugene Easton on tenor, Charles Handy on trumpet, Willie Woods on trombone, Aaron Dodd on tuba, Pete Cosey on guitar, Henry Gibson on congas, and Louis Satterfield on bass – a mix of musicians that includes members with Sun Ra and Earth Wind & Fire listed in their resumes! Cohran's vision in the suite is wonderful – and the music has all the depth and righteous energy of his self-titled record, but a bit more Latin fire too – a beautiful blend that really makes us appreciate his genius even more than before, and which finally gives us another record of his to love after all these years. CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky energy to the record, by working alongside lead studio help from Jack Yglesias of The Heliocentrics – pushing here into a space that's even more offbeat than the grooves of that group! There's loads of rich acoustic instrumentation – especially percussion – and Mulatu joins the record at one spot, furthering the exotic appeal of the set. Some tracks have an almost ethnographic vibes, while others are a bit more contemporary – although the overall sound is more than worthy of placement on the Soundway label. Titles incude "Arena", "Cumbacutiri", "Fly Through The Lightning To Speak With The Sun", "El Negrero", "Escape To The Palenque", "Manicero", "La Familia", and "Speak To The Spirit Of The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download of the album!)

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Taj MahalSing A Happy Song – The Warner Brothers Recordings (Music Fuh Ya/Brothers/Evolution/live tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A trio of albums from Taj Mahal – and some unreleased live tracks as well! First up is Music Fuh Yah – a sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead vocals and lots of acoustic guitar, the set also features key contributions from Rudy Costa on a range of saxes, plus flute and kalimba too – plus other unusual elements that include steel drums, timbales, and banjo – all of which inflect different moments with freshly playful sounds, and a surprisingly Caribbean vibe at times. Titles include "You Got It", "Sailin", "Truck Driver's Two Step", "Curry", and "The Four Mills Brothers". Brothers is one of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter moments actually creep near or even cross over the line into kind of a fusiony soul feel, with the tightly thumping electric bass and rolling sax, but Taj keeps the overall vibe as uncommonly diverse as his other records for Columbia. Tracks include "Malcolm's Song", "David & Angela", "Night Rider", "Brother's Doin Time", "Free The Brothers", "Love Theme In The Key Of D", and "Funky Butt". Evolution is a well-titled set – given that the record really shows an evolution in the style of Taj Mahal! Some cuts are still in an older bluesy mode, but a few others feature some great backings from Leon Pendarvis – who creates this fuller, soaring sort of style that takes off with plenty of power! The approach is a great way to use Taj's vocals in a richer 70s soul setting – and those cuts are balanced by some more stripped-down numbers that include a few that follow in the recent Mahal use of steel drums. Titles include "Sing A Happy Song", "Lowdown Showdown", "Why You Do Me This Way", "Highnite", and "Salsa De Laventille". 2CD set also features 7 bonus live tracks recorded in Chicago in 1977 – but not issued at the time! CD

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New Jimmy McGriffSomething To Listen To ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
An obscure little album by Jimmy – a real lost session that kind of fell between his Blue Note and Solid State years. The set's got Jimmy grooving in 2 different modes – one a more traditional soul jazz organ style, similar to other 60s work, but almost tighter; the other a freer, almost more modal groove, and quite different than his funkier work of the same time. Our favorite cut on here is the stellar "Deb Sambo", which has a nice Braziliany groove, and a good dancefloor groove. Other cuts include "Malcolm's Blues" and "Something To Listen To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Harry MillerDifferent Times, Different Places ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime sounds from the late Harry Miller – material never issued during the course of his too-short life, but a great illustration of his really unique contribution to British jazz at the time! Miller's work on bass is wonderful throughout – very rich in feeling, and with a grounded organic quality that brings some especially spiritual sounds out of the players on the album's two different sessions – the first a 1973 date with Louis Moholo on drums, Chris McGregor on piano, Nick Evans on trombone, and Mike Osborne on alto sax. The style of the set is very much in the best post-South Africa spirit of McGregor's work of the time – rolling lines that Miller contributes to strongly, spinning out with a rhythmic pulse on long tracks with lots of open space for solos. Titles from this date include "Touch Hungry", "Quandry", and "Bloomfield". The second set of material is equally nice – a 1976 live date with Moholo on drums and Osborne on alto, plus Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on trumpet, and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone. The long-flowing lines of the music are strongly in place again, but the performance also has some freer elements from the horns at various points – but always comes back to the energy of the core. Titles include "Eli's Song", "Mofolo", "Something Like This", and another version of "Touch Hungry". CD

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New Lloyd Miller & The HeliocentricsLloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST) ... CD
Strut (UK), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A gem from the great Lloyd Miller – backed by modern Brit jazz funk maestros The Heliocentrics – and a credit to the legacies of all involved! Miller has worked timeless, hypnotic magic on an array of Middle Eastern and Asian instrumentation throughout his career, here playing piano, Indian santur, clarinet, Chinese sona, sitar, wood flute, oud and more – and this effort stands strongly with his best. He's accompanied by the masterful Malcolm Catto & The Heliocentrics – showing as much depth and versatility as ever in largely acoustic and improvisational setting – and the bottom line is that it's just as wonderful as their work with Mulatu. As much as we've flipped out over the Heliocentrics efforts as headliners to date, it's quite stunning how well they work backing such influential and legendary figures. Essential! Includes "Electricone", "Nava", "Mandala", "Spiritual Jazz", "Bali Bronze", "Modality", "Salendro", "Pari Ru", "Lloyd's Diatribe", "Fantasia" (Pts 1 & 2), "Chahargah", "Sunda Sunset" and more. CD

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Mr ChopIlluminate ... CD
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A brilliant record from future groove beacon Mr Chop! Now billed simply as Chop, having chopped off the honorific title, the man otherwise known as Coz Littler delivers his tightest and most compelling work to date! His past few releases recast classic synth funk, Krautrock and spacey soundtrack grooves and electronic experimentalist influences into fresh soundscapes that are distinctly his own – which was plenty exhilarating, but a lot to take in all at the same time. The biggest difference on Illuminate is that he's now got all so finely-honed. Thick waves of Moog, modular atmospherics, vocoder and otherwise effected vocals – perfectly paired with live bass, guitar and positively killer drums, courtesy of frequent collaborator Malcolm Catto and others. Cosmic funk rock of the finest caliber! Includes "Building Blocks", "Illuminate All Voltages", "Picture Box", "Airhead", "Re-Program The man/Illuminist Garden", "Sleeper", "Feedback", "Rendevous", "Bow Down To The Mutant", "Arcane Future", "You Want More Life", "The Electronic Brain" and more. CD

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Archie SheppFire Music ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... $11.99
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! CD also features a bonus live version of "Hambone"! CD
(Cover differs slightly from the one shown.)

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New Hal SingerParis Soul Food ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $59.99
An amazing funky record cut by the American tenor player Hal Singer while he was living in exile in Paris. Although the bulk of Singer's other work is more traditional R&B sax material, this LP has a very good raw funky feel, with some nice tight guitar and organ grooves that spur Singer on to new heights. Manu Dibango sits in on the session on organ and tenor, and the set includes a huge number of funky classics like "Saturday Night In Watts, Act One", "Paris Soul Food", "Malcolm X", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original King pressing! Cover has light wear and a light mark across the middle – but overall this is a great copy.)

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Reuben WilsonOn Broadway ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Hammond hero Reuben Wilson's on Broadway – and he hits a massively soulful groove that's light years from the cliched sounds of the great white way! The set's one of the tightest cookers from Wilson's early years on Blue Note – and has a vibe that's a bit different than the rest, thanks to some compelling rhythmic elements that push things past a Lou Donaldson groove, and more into that chunky approach to organ jazz that Wilson would explore later on the Groove Merchant label. Most numbers have this back/forth groove that's really wonderful – almost a rocking energy that has Wilson laying in the pocket one minute, then bursting forth the next with some really tremendous work on the keys. Other group members are great too – and the quartet features tenorist Trevor Lawrence, guitarist Malcolm Riddick, and drummer Tommy Derrick – on tracks that include "Poincinana", "On Broadway", "Ronnie's Bonnie", "Ain't That Peculiar", and "Baby I Love You". CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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New VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $22.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that came out most strongly when the music was heavy in Afro-styled percussion, and when the lyrics offered up biting commentary on political and social issues! There's a quality to this music that prefaces later Caribbean styles – even the social sensibility of reggae – and ttracks here have a raw production style that gives the music a heck of a lot of power – a bit like pre-Castro Havana recordings, with a nice sense of darkness and echo – although the vocals are usually upfront in the mix, which allows for more concentration on the lyrics. Leave it to the folks at Soul Jazz to help us discover a genre we never thought we'd dig this strongly – a great package that features the tracks "Elena" by Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm, "Out De Fire" by Lord Flea & His Calypsonians, "The Bed Bug Song" by Brownie, "Man On The Moon" by Lord Cobra & Los Pana Afros, "Pussy Galore" by Young Growler, "Voodoo" by Cyril Diaz, "Love In The Cemetery" by Lord Kitchener, "Exchange No Robbery" by Mighty Dougla, and "People Will Talk" by King Fighter. CD
(Comes with a nice heavy book, too!)
Also available Calypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... LP 28.99

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New VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that came out most strongly when the music was heavy in Afro-styled percussion, and when the lyrics offered up biting commentary on political and social issues! There's a quality to this music that prefaces later Caribbean styles – even the social sensibility of reggae – and ttracks here have a raw production style that gives the music a heck of a lot of power – a bit like pre-Castro Havana recordings, with a nice sense of darkness and echo – although the vocals are usually upfront in the mix, which allows for more concentration on the lyrics. Leave it to the folks at Soul Jazz to help us discover a genre we never thought we'd dig this strongly – a great package that features the tracks "Elena" by Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm, "Out De Fire" by Lord Flea & His Calypsonians, "The Bed Bug Song" by Brownie, "Man On The Moon" by Lord Cobra & Los Pana Afros, "Pussy Galore" by Young Growler, "Voodoo" by Cyril Diaz, "Love In The Cemetery" by Lord Kitchener, "Exchange No Robbery" by Mighty Dougla, and "People Will Talk" by King Fighter. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Calypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD 22.99

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VariousDues Paid – The Bluestime Story ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A totally great collection of rare material from the Bluestime label – a rare rootsy side of the Flying Dutchman imprint at the start of the 70s! Flying Dutchman is a well-remembered label for its rich array of funk and jazz titles – and although Bluestime worked in the blues side of the spectrum, most of these numbers are pretty darn funky too – thanks to some shared musicians and production talents with the main Flying Dutchman scene. In other words, the tracks are all pretty darn hip – and way way more than blues – really more funk tunes that have a gritty, raspy edge – like those rare few times when Chess Records' bluesmen got nice and funky. Titles include "I'm A Dues Payin Man" by Optis Spann, "Every Day I Have The Blues" by T-Bone Walker, "Plastic Man" by Joe Turner, "Love" by Harmonica Slim, "Paris Blues" by The Super Black Blues Band, "I Wonder Why" by Otis Spann, "Something So Bright" by Malcolm & Chris, "That's Alright" by Harmonica Slim, Chicago Charva Chapter" by The Plaster Caster Blues Band, "Disillusion Blues" by Leon Thomas, and "For BB King" by T-Bone Walker. CD

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VariousLight On The Southside – Photographs Of Chicago Southside Nightlife 1975 to 1977 (hardcover book with 2LP set) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/2009. New Copy 2LP & Book ... $54.99 59.98
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in the mid 70s – images of patrons and proprietors from long-lost nite spots that include Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, and The Showcase Lounge – all the kind of clubs that were likely to feature the sort of Chicago funk and soul that Numero's been reissuing for the past few years! The images are amazing – a really rare look into the community that supported this sort of music – caught far far from the mainstream, in placed that were almost even private, compared to more well-travelled entertainment outlets. Photographs come from the collection of Michael Abramson – and are beautifully reproduced on LP-sized pages, in a book that also features some vintage flyers, posters, and business cards from the clubs! And if that's not enough, Numero also throws in some great notes of their own, and a bonus 2LP set with music that includes "I'm A Streaker Baby" by Arelean Brown, "No Better Time Than Now" by Ricky Allen, "The Same One" by Malcolm Simmons, "You Made Me Suffer" by Andrew Brown, "This Is My Prayer" by Lady Margo, "It's A Dream" by Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band, "I Sayed That" by Slim Willis Band, "Bring It Down Front" by Hugh Hawkins, "Womans Lib" by Lucille Spann, "Gimmie Some Of Yours" by Artie White, "Baby" by Walter Butterball Davis, "Is It Because I'm Black (inst)" by Syl Johnson, "Goose Walk" by Little Mack, "Young Blood" by Detroit Jr, "California Lady" by James Kinds & Stack, and "I Learned My Lesson" by Willie Davis. The albums are packaged in their own Numero-like cover – then nestled in a slipcover with the book – a hell of a sweet set at this price, and it also comes with an introduction by Nick Hornby! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Oooooooh-weeee! Is this a funky monster, or what? The set's easily the best in this great series – a really hard and heavy batch of rare funk tunes that pushes past the cliches of the title to come up with an all-solid batch of tracks that's sure to please any fan of deep funk. Loads of great little groovers from a range of different labels – organ jazz meets heavy soul vocals meets dancing bassline funk, hard drums, heavy riffing, and beyond – all wrapped up together with a sound that never lets up. Tracks include "Mary Jane" by Bobby Rush, "Bustin Outta The Ghetto" by Carlos Malcolm, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation, "Dance Girl" by The Mighty Tom Cats, "Peace Love Not War" by Johnny King with The Fatback Band, "The Truth Shall Make You Free" by King Hannibal, "I'm Wishin" by Lorez Alexandria, "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz, "Viva" by Jade, "Seeds Of Life" by East LA Car Pool, "Starvin" by Winfield Parker, and "He Called Me Baby" by Spanky Wilson. CD

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VariousMusic From The Films Of Sophia Loren Vol 1 ... CD
El (UK), Mid/Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99
Groovy music from the films of Sophia Loren – from mambo jazz, to lush balladry, to swinging numbers and more – with music from Woman Of The River, Houseboat, Boy On A Dolphin, The Legend Of The Lost, Pride And The Passion, and The Key – plus several of Sophia's lovely pop singles of the time! The composer on the set include George Duning (Houseboat), Malcolm Arnold (The Key), Elmer Bernstein (Desire Under the Elms) and others, and it's lush, evocative film music that's among the finest of the 50s, and the numbers sung by Ms Loren are pretty wonderful, too. Titles include the singles "I Wanna Guy", "Why Tomorrow" and "Felecita", plus "Mambo Bacan" from Woman Of The River, ""Bing! Bang! Bong!" and more from Houseboat, "The Café", "Nocturnal Sea" and more from Boy On A Dolphin", "Chop Suey Polka" and more from The Key, and lots more. CD

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VariousTommy Boy Greatest Beats ... LP
Tommy Boy, Mid 80s. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
The original Tommy Boy Greatest Beats compilation – issued as a 2LP set back in the 80s, and featuring the side-long "Tommy Boy Megamix" by 3-D (Ralph D'Agostino, Tommy Musto and Tomy Sozzi, who won the Tommy Boy Renegades Of Funk Big Beat Bust Out Mastermix II competition with this mix). 15 tracks in all: Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 "Jazzy Sensation", Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonice Force "Planet Rock" and "Looking For The Perfect Beat", Planet Patrol "Play At Your Own Risk" and "Danger Zone", Jonzun Crew "Pack Jam" and "Space Cowboy", Pressure Drop "Rock The House", Special Request "Salsa Smurph" and "Take It To The Max", Malcolm X/Keith LeBlanc "No Sell Out", Force MDs "Let Me Love You", Beatmaster "Lip Service" and GLOBE & Whiz Kid "Play That Beat Mr. DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a small hole in the shrink. Cover has some light shopwear.)

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CanMonster Movie ... LP
Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 2, 2014
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark of the Can sound! This is the original line up with vocalist Malcolm Mooney, bassist Holger Czukay, guitarist Michael Karoli, organist Irmin Schmidt, and drummer Jacki Liebezeit – doing their inimitable, revolutionary thing over 4 long tracks. A cathartic, synapse firing masterpiece – and cheaper than hypnosis! Tracks include "Father Cannot Yell", "Mary, Mary, So Contrary", "Outside My Door", and the incredible side long "You Doo Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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CanSoundtracks ... 7-inch
United Artists/Mute, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 2, 2014
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. Hypnotically repetitive rhythms and always excellent Can drums & percussion, with vocals by Damo, and the last couple of Can tracks with Malcolm Mooney. Titles include the epic "Mother Sky", "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskeyman", "Don't Turn The Lights On, Leave Me Alone", "Soul Desert" and "She Brings The Rain". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathBremen To Bridgewater ... CD
Cuneiform, 1971/1975. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
3 sets of recordings from Chris McGregor's legendary Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble of the 70s – live dates from Bremen, Germany and Bridgwater, UK – hence the title! The style here is a looser extrapolation of the Brotherhood Of Breath sound heard on the group's studio LPs – and a fair bit of these tunes are arguably more outside, and more experimental – especially in the horn work, which opens up with plenty of sharp edges! Players include Harry Beckett, Mongezi Feza, and Marc Charig on trumpets; Elton Dean, Dudu Pukwana, and Mike Osborne on alto saxes; Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, and Gary Windo on tenors; Radu Malfatti and Malcolm Griffiths on trombones; Harry Miller on bass, Chris McGregor on piano, and either Louis Moholo or Keith Bailey on drums. 2CD set features 8 numbers from 1971 in Bremen, and 8 more from 1975 in Bridgwater. Titles include "Do It", "Kongi's Theme", "Now", "The Bride", "Funky Boots March", "Think Of Something", "Sonia", "Untitled Original", "Kwhalo", "Yes Please", and "Restless". CD

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New Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathEclipse At Dawn ... CD
Cuneiform, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A previously unissued performance by the Brotherhood Of Breath – recorded at a time when the group was at the height of their early powers! Some of the styles here are in the straighter, South African-inspired jazz of pianist Chris McGregor's roots – but other tracks get far more experimental, and show the new ideas and levels of expression that some of the players were adopting at the time – a great criss-crossing of cultural modes as the London jazz scene absorbed ex-colonial artists from South Africa and the West Indies. The lineup here includes Dudu Puckwana and Mike Osborne on altos, Alan Skidmore and Gary Windo on tenor, Harry Beckett and Marc Charig on trumpet, Nick Evans and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – all coming together with a sense of magical creativity that we'd reserve for a rare few groups – like the Sun Ra Arkestra! Titles include "Nick Tete", "Restless", "Do It", "Eclipse At Dawn", "The Bride", and "Funky Boots March". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis Brown ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, and the transformation is noteworthy. Brown's vocals pair wonderfully with Gibbs' heavy roots rhythms for a combination that's among either man's finest work! 10 excellent tracks in all, including "Deliverance Will Come", "Love Me Always", "Concrete Castle King", "Malcolm X", "Repatriation", "Milk & Honey" and "Stay At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdGetting Down To Business ... CD
Landmark, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing fancy, but a great back to basics session from Byrd – very solidly played, with a tight group, in a style that recalls his best mid 60s work for Blue Note! Players include Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Donald Brown, Peter Washington, and the great Al Foster on drums – and the strength of Garrett and Henderson makes for some excellent tracks that rank with Byrd's best work of his late career. Titles include "Around The Corner", "Theme For Malcolm", "Popmponio", "A Certain Attitude", and "The Onliest". CD
(Out of print.)

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New MadlibShades Of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note ... LP
Blue Note, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was such a thing – one of the greatest hip hop producers alive, given carte blanche with the source beats of the century! Madlib's Blue Note crates are heavily weighed in the mid 60s through mid 70s electric beats that often get the shaft in mainstream jazz round-ups, but floor the beathead world into overdrive. Re-interpretations, remixes, and revisions are spliced seamlessly with the source samples, creating a whole new world where hip hop and late model live funk not only co-exists with classic Blue Note jazz, but it actually draws a linear transition between the 2 genius art forms. Beautiful stuff – if the album isn't the most original idea to come along all of these years into the hip hop & jazz underground, it's certainly one of the most perfectly realized projects of its kind, ever! It's one for the time capsule – easily one of Madlib's masterpieces, and pure funky sample wizardry by any standard! Includes Monk Higgins' "Slim's Return" interpreted by Ahmad Miller and DJ Lord Such on cuts, "Donald Byrd's "Distant Land", "Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Bounce", Yesterday's New Quintet's adaptation of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", Madlib Invazion's "Funky Blue Note", the Joe McDuphrey Experience take on Horace Silver's/Herbie Hancock's "Peace/Dolphin Dance" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leon ThomasSpirits Known & Unknown (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Leon Thomas – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and a set that was recorded at the same time he was working with Pharoah Sanders! Thomas really rose to fame on Sanders' classic "The Creator Has A Master Plan" – and this set really takes off from that moment – letting Leon spin out some spiritual vibes of his own, and step into a few fresh new styles as well! The album's plenty righteous right from the start – partly because the lineup includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and the enigmatic "Little Rock" on tenor – who is actually Pharoah Sanders – but also because Leon serves up a shorter take on "The Creator Has a Master Plan" – done in a great style! The album also features a classic vocal take on Horace Silver's "Song for My Father", with lyrics that we totally love – plus the frenetic "Malcolm's Gone" – and the tracks "One", "Echoes", "Let The Rain Fall On Me", and "Damn Nam". CD features three bonus tracks – a live recording of "Um Um Um" and "Damn Nam" – plus a take on "Night In Tunisia". CD

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New VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oooooooh-weeee! Is this a funky monster, or what? The set's easily the best in this great series – a really hard and heavy batch of rare funk tunes that pushes past the cliches of the title to come up with an all-solid batch of tracks that's sure to please any fan of deep funk. Loads of great little groovers from a range of different labels – organ jazz meets heavy soul vocals meets dancing bassline funk, hard drums, heavy riffing, and beyond – all wrapped up together with a sound that never lets up. Tracks include "Mary Jane" by Bobby Rush, "Bustin Outta The Ghetto" by Carlos Malcolm, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation, "Dance Girl" by The Mighty Tom Cats, "Peace Love Not War" by Johnny King with The Fatback Band, "The Truth Shall Make You Free" by King Hannibal, "I'm Wishin" by Lorez Alexandria, "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz, "Viva" by Jade, "Seeds Of Life" by East LA Car Pool, "Starvin" by Winfield Parker, and "He Called Me Baby" by Spanky Wilson. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Living In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... CD 14.99

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New BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC Radiophonic Workshop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Synthy, echoey soundscapes from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop! This mid 70s compilation features a range of tripped out electronic soundtrack music made by workshop veterans Dick Mills (who was responsible for quite a bit of the trippy sounds on Dr. Who), John Baker, Paddy Kingsland, Malcolm Clarke and others – who brilliantly blend jazz, pop and otherwise more conventionally melodic sounds with waves of period electronic atmosphere – with lots of spacey synth! Includes "La Grande Piece De La Fiore De La Rue Delaware" by Malcolm Clarke, "Brio" by John Baker", "Adagio", "Crazy Dazy" and "Major Bloodnok's Stomach" by Dick Mills, "The Panel Beaters" and "World Of Science" by Paddy Kingsland, "Veils And Mirrors" by Glynis Jones, "Kitten's Lullaby" by Roger Limb and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Harlem ExperimentHarlem Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope, 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest entries so far in Ropeadope's Experiment series – every bit as amazing as their previous experimental excursions to Philadelphia and Detroit! Like those previous sets, this one attempts to refine the best sounds of a local scene – focusing here on the rich array of talent in contemporary Harlem, and bringing them together in a really unique mix of modes! There's nearly a century's worth of influences bubbling through the set – jazz, Latin, funk, and a bit of soul – and it all comes together with a freshly cohesive contemporary groove, one that's never content to simply rehash older cliches or stick with what you might expect. Our hat's off to producer Aaron Luis Levinson, who really did a wonderful job of bringing together the players here – including Don Byron on clarinet and tenor, Olu Dara on trumpet and guitar, DJ Arkive on turntables, Eddie Martinez on organ and electric piano, Carlos Alomar on guitars, and Steve Berrios on drums and percussion. Vocals are by Queen Esther, Taj Mahal, James Hunter, and Olu Dara – and titles include "One For Jackie", "Harlem River Drive", "Think", "Lil Bit", "One For Malcolm", "Rose In Spanish Harlem", "Walking Through Harlem", "It's Just Begun", "Rigor Mortis", and "Reefer Man". CD

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New Irmin Schmidt & Inner Space (Can)Kamasutra ... LP
Crippled Dick (Germany), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A lost soundtrack as brilliant as we hoped it'd be when we were first hipped to its existence – made for the late 60s German erotica production Kamasutra – Consummation Of Love from composer Irmin Schmidt and Inner Space, the group that was soon to be Can! It’s a really interesting dynamic, some pretty recognizable Can style soundscapes, with ultra hypnotic, actually kind of funky percussion & rhythms, fuzzed out guitars, and an incredible groove. It has some Eastern strings and other Far East flourishes inspired by the subject matter and its place of creation, but you get the sense that the musicians either had full creative freedom to do their thing, or simply couldn't shake off their idiosyncratic genius for a paycheck – it feels like the pre Krautrock era trailblazing that it actually is! A few of the tracks have vocals, one with female vocalist Margareta Juvan, plus Inner Space/Can men Malcolm Mooney and Michael Karoli – but for the most part it's sultry psyche cinematic instrumental grooves. Amazing! Titles include "Indiches Panorama" (I-VI), "I'm Hiding My Nightingale", "Im Tempel", "In Kalkutta" (I-III), "Im Orient" (I & II), "There Was A Man" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSun Records Curated By Record Store Day – Vol 1 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sun/ORG, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classics from the vaults of Sun Records – not just bit rock hits, but some more obscure blues and country as well! Titles include "Bear Cat" by Rufus Thomas, "Baker Shop Boogie" by Willie Nix, "Red Velvet" by The Kirby Sisters, "Oh Red" by Howlin Wolf, "Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison, "Drinkin Wine Spodee O Dee" by Malcolm Yelvington, "Call Me Anything But Call Me" by Big Memphis Ma Rainey, and "Feelin Good" by Little Junior's Blue Flames. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Don PullenMontreux Concert ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Don Pullen's best-known albums, and for good reason too – a well-recorded document of a Montreux performance that helped put Don's piano talents in the spotlight for the rest of the 70s! The record's got a sense of freedom that's quite unusual for Atlantic Records at the time – as each side features one long track, played at a level that's very spontaneous, and often quite outside – at least at some points. Side one features an extended version of Muhal Richard Abrams' "Richard's Tune", done with a trio that features electric bass by Jeff Berlin and drums by Steve Jordan – and side two features the even more beautiful Pullen original, "Dialogue Between Malcolm & Betty" – which adds in some great Latin percussion to the trio! CD

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New Sure CoSure Co 5ive ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Snapping rhythms with plenty of jazz – a great collaboration between musicians who've worked together with Gregory Porter, Jose James, and Ty – stepping out here on a unique project of their own! The core energy of the set comes from the live drums of Richard Spaven and keyboards of Grant Windsor – who uses a fair bit of Fender Rhodes on the record, often with the best cosmic touches of the London scene, but a bit more classic focus overall – which really gives the set a sparkling, soulful energy that you'll love right from the start. Most tracks also features these wonderfully round acoustic basslines from Neville Malcolm – and although one track features some vocals from Nailah Porter, the main vibe overall is instrumental – with a quality that's quite similar to Kaidi Tatham's entry in the 5ive series. Titles include "Perseophone", "Koln", "The Sure Chimes", "Sort Of Things", and "Loose Shots". CD

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New VariousGerman Funk Fieber Vol 2 – Infectious Rare Grooves & Krauty Schlager Wonders 1969 to 1978 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
German funk galore – a huge batch of 70s gems we'd never find in years of digging on this side of the Atlantic! The grooves here are all pretty darn great – kind of a harder and heavier take on the In Kraut vibe – with vocals on some tracks, but a decided emphasis on kickass drums, rumbling bass, and wicked instrumental licks – all used to really cook up the tunes in a way that's different from American funk of the time – but equally groovy! The set list is possibly even more tight than the first volume – and like before, this one's got full notes on all the cuts – painting a full cultural picture that really helps us enjoy the music. Titles include "High Snobiety" by Sigi Schwab, "Rice & Beans" by James Last, "Get Up Stand Up" by Malcolm's Locks, "Mandrake" by Les Humprhies, "Geld" by Joy Fleming, "Back Talk" by Jurgen Franke, "Understanding" by Don Anderson, "Betwixt & Between" by Fredy Brock, "Sehnsucht" by Kati Kovacs, "Sunny" by Jochen Brauer Sextett, and "Evening Air" by Peter Thomas. CD
 
 
 



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