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Michel CamiloMichel Camilo ... LP
CBS/Portrait, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Dutch pressing. Cover has light wear and remnants of a price sticker.)

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Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 55.00
An amazing project, with amazing results – a set of separate comics all about the 60s – drawn by some of the hippest talents of both that generation, and the 70s as well! The project was begun many years ago by Michael Choquette – who contacted creators as diverse as William S Burroughs, Jack Kirby, Frank Zappa, Wally Wood, Pete Townshend, Walt Simonson, Denny O'Neil, Harvey Kurtzman, Tuli Kupferberg, Sergio Aragones, Kim Deitch, Will Eisner, Russ Heath, Archie Goodman, Harlan Ellison, and many others – all of whom combined in these really unique ways to create oversized comic strips that feel like they've fallen out of some weird hippie version of a Sunday comics section from the newspaper! The project features 169 different talents in all – with 129 different strips as a result – all presented here in full color, with the oversized feel of a newspaper – but in a lavish hardcover volume. Someday Funnies was unpublished in this full format for years, but finally gets its due – in this heavy book that runs for over 212 pages – complete with a great forward by Jeet Heer. Book

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Michel ColombierUne Chambre En Ville ... CD
Universal (France), 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A rare score from French arranger Michel Colombier – penned for an equally-obscure film directed by the great Jacques Demy! The album follows the same musical style as some of Demy's better-known work from the 60s – like Umbrellas Of Cherbourg or Young Girls Of Rochefort – although the overall style is a bit darker, and Colombier's music definitely rises to the challenge. Vocals don't feature as heavily as on some of Demy's movies with Michel Legrand, but they still have a strong role in the music – and this beautiful 2CD package brings the complete score to light for the first time – quite an achievement considering that the film never even made it to video. Titles include "Edith Et Sa Mere", "Violette Amoureuse", "Visite D'Edmond", "La Chambre D'Hotel", "Chez La Baronne", "La Rupture", and "Mme Pelletier Et Sa Fille". CD

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Michel Fugain with Mary RoosUn Enfant Dans La Ville ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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Jean Michel JarreAero (CD & DVD) ... CD
Warner (France), 2004. Used CD & DVD ... $14.99
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(Out of print. DVD is PAL.)

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Jean Michel JarreImages – The Best Of Jean Michel Jarre ... CD
Dreyfus/Koch, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jean Michel JarreMetamorphoses ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 2000. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout mark. CD has a small set of radio station letters, but the rest of the artwork is great.)

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Karin KrogYou Must Believe In Spring – Songs By Michel Legrand ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99
One of our favorite singers and one of our favorite composers – brought together in a dream of a vocal jazz album! We've always loved the tunes that Michel Legrand penned for films of the 60s and 70s – as they've got a depth, sincerity, and jazziness that goes beyond most of his contemporaries – but they've also never sounded better than in the hands of vocalist Karin Krog and arranger Palle Mikkelborg, who both really deliver a unique twist on the Legrand sound! Mikkelborg's arrangements for the set are extremely beautiful – sometimes using funky backings, sometimes softer strings – but always getting the right balance between emotion and grooviness that Legrand brought to his original recordings of the work. And guitarist Philip Catherine plays some nicely complicated lines that electrify the tunes with a weird, moody feel – often "singing" alongside Karin's deeply icy vocals in a really wonderful way. The tracks are all taken at slightly longer readings than you might expect, which makes for even more room for creative invention – and titles include "Watch What Happens", "Ask Yourself Why", "I Will Wait For You", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD

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Karin KrogYou Must Believe In Spring – Songs By Michel Legrand (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Muzak (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
One of our favorite singers and one of our favorite composers – brought together in a dream of a vocal jazz album! We've always loved the tunes that Michel Legrand penned for films of the 60s and 70s – as they've got a depth, sincerity, and jazziness that goes beyond most of his contemporaries – but they've also never sounded better than in the hands of vocalist Karin Krog and arranger Palle Mikkelborg, who both really deliver a unique twist on the Legrand sound! Mikkelborg's arrangements for the set are extremely beautiful – sometimes using funky backings, sometimes softer strings – but always getting the right balance between emotion and grooviness that Legrand brought to his original recordings of the work. And guitarist Philip Catherine plays some nicely complicated lines that electrify the tunes with a weird, moody feel – often "singing" alongside Karin's deeply icy vocals in a really wonderful way. The tracks are all taken at slightly longer readings than you might expect, which makes for even more room for creative invention – and titles include "Watch What Happens", "Ask Yourself Why", "I Will Wait For You", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD

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New Michel LegrandLes Parapluies De Cherbourg/Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (US version) ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Fantastic! This is the US release of the Michel Legrand score to Jaques Demy's incredible 1965 film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. Every word of dialogue in the film is sung, and Legrand came up with an amazing array of themes to carry the emotion of the film. Embedded in here are lines that later became worldwide hits – like "I Will Wait For You" and "Watch What Happens" – but in this version, the songs are just themes in the huge pastiche of dialogue and narrative, and they lurk behind the score in a beautiful way. This is one of our favorite all-time soundtracks, and this US version has a heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve, with a book in the middle that has lines from the film, and very nice pictures of Catherine Deneuve! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the extravagant gatefold cover with booklet.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Recorded Live At Jimmy's ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of a few key efforts done by Michel Legrand for RCA in the 70s – sessions that stand out as some of his best jazz work from the decade, and which present Legrand in unfettered brilliance, both as a player and arranger! This live date still has the original compositions and sense of arrangement that we love so much in Legrand's soundtrack work – but it's also looser and freer, with more room for improvisation to expand upon the gentle warmth of Michel's imagination. Legrand is on piano – both electric and acoustic – and other players include Phil Woods on alto, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and George Davis on guitars. Legrand sings a bit, in his beautiful sort of way – scatting wonderfully on a version of "Orson's Theme", and performing the lyrics on the haunting "Blue Green Grey & Gone". Other titles include "Organ Eyes", "I Will Wait For You", and "Watch What Happens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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New Michel LegrandThomas Crown Affair (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the greatest soundtracks of the 60s – and a crowning moment of international fame for French composer Michel Legrand! Legrand already had plenty of records under his belt by the time he scored this great film – a heist movie with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway – and he brings all that experience to bear in his music here – with sounds that run from jazzy groovers to bossa instrumentals to a few vocal numbers that are completely sublime, and which show his music works equally well in English as it does in French! Noel Harrison sings the landmark "Windmills Of Your Mind", and Legrand himself sings on the killer "His Eyes Her Eyes" – both of which get instrumental versions as well – and other instrumental tracks include "The Chess Game", "Playing The Field", "The Boston Wrangler", "Doubting Thomas", "The Crowning Touch", and "Room Service". Plus, this CD features loads of unheard bonus tracks – and includes not just the 13 track album, but also 19 more titles from the original film score! CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls of Rochefort – Orchestral Version ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Great stuff! This is the "alternate" version of Michel Legrand's great score to Les Demoiselles De Rochefort – and it's totally great all the way through! The whole thing's nice and jazzy, totally swinging, and has a groove that you don't get in some of Legrand's other work. We've been listening to this for years, and it's never dulled on us. Very groovy, very Frenchy, and very tough to find. Titles include "Chanson De Simon", "Les Rencontres", "Toujours Jamais", "De Dephine A Lancien", "Nous Voyageons De Ville en Ville", and "Marins, Amis, Amants, Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has promo stamps on back.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (2LP pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice gatefold sleeve with the great booklet! Cover has a small cutout hole in one corner.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (US pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $29.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This US package is even better than the original French one – with a nice colored book inside the gatefold cover that has some great photos and lyrics (translated) for the songs. Titles include "Nous Voyagons De Ville En Ville", "Depart De Camionners", "Arivee Des Camionneurs", "Chanson De Maxence", "Marins, Amins, Amants Ou Maris", and "Chanson De Jumelles". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice gatefold sleeve with the great booklet! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Michel MagneMusique Taschiste ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne mixes together electronic and acoustic sounds with amazing power – modes that are sometimes as spacious as Pierre Henry, other times as sonically powerful as Xenakis – yet always very much Michel's own unique musical vision! Instrumentation includes some great cymbalum, plus piano, violin, vibes, and percussion – as well as some amzing vocalizations from Jaqueline Dano and Christiane Legrand. Titles include "Memoire D'Un Trou", "Self Service", "Concertino Triple", "Meta Mecanique Saccadee", "Larmes En Sol Pleureur", and "Pointes De Feu Amorties Au Dolsal". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel MagneSerie OSS 117 ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Groovy 60s spy soundtrack work – with a mod French twist! The CD documents a series of excellent scores by French composer Michel Magne – written for a run of mid 60s films based around the character of OSS 117 – a James Bond-like secret agent known to the French public through a series of 242 successful novels! The scope of OSS 117's adventures was large – as globe-spanning as that of James Bond, a fact that gave Magne plenty of room to throw in cool exotic, groovy, and jazzy elements to the soundtracks – in a style that was ultimately a heck of a lot more lively than that of John Barry, and which easily matches the best 60s soundtrack work of Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, or Hugo Montenegro! We'd honestly never heard any of these tracks before – but our love of Magne led us to the set, and we were certainly rewarded – as the 23 track package is overflowing with incredibly groovy tunes, and has the feel of some of the best Crippled Dick collections from years past! The four films on the set include OSS 117 Se Dechaine, Banco A Bangkok Pour OSS 117, Furia A Bahia Pour OSS 117, and Atout Coeur A Tokyo Pour OSS 117 – and titles include "OSS 117 Hully Gully", "Banco A Bangkok", "Poursuite Thailandaise", "Hubert Rit Jaune", "Samba Furiosa", and "Slow Du Soleil Levant" – as well as a bonus remix track by Roudoudou! CD

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Emeline MichelRasin Kreyol ... CD
Time Square, 2004. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Oscar Peterson & Michel LegrandTrail Of Dreams – A Canadian Suite ... CD
Telarc, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michel PetruccianiMichel Plays Petrucciani ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Michel Petrucciani/Jim Hall/Wayne ShorterPower Of Three ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
A key moment in the career of pianist Michel Petrucciani – and a set that features an amazing collaboration with guitarist Jim Hall, and a fair bit of great tenor and soprano sax from Wayne Shorter too! Hall's guitar is heard on every track on the set – ringing out in those wonderfully spare, openly flowing notes he first started crafting in the 50s – a surprisingly wonderful counterpart to the piano of Petrucciani, which seems to take on an even more sensitive and evocative feel for the date. Shorter comes in on a few of the album's tracks – arcing great lines over the colors of the pair, in a way that's a bit like some of the Jimmy Giuffre experiments with Hall in the 50s – but more tuned towards Shorter's own sense of tone and timing. Titles include "Careful", "Bimini", "Morning Blues", "Limbo", and "Waltz New". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jean Michel PilcEssential ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Michel PuigStigmates – Dirige Par Rene Leibowitz ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A compelling "chamber opera" of sorts by Michel Puig – performed by a group of instrumentalists and vocalists led by Rene Leibowitz. The chamber tag is apt, as the peformance is very spare and intimate – and feels more like the kind of avant jazz of the late 60s European underground than it does a stale overly academic work. A lot nicer than you'd expect, and with the kind of soul that you'd find on the best BYG sets at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light wrinkling – but is nice overall.)

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Martial Solal/Michel MagneElectrode – Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne ... LP
Ducretet Thomson/Cacophonic (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from legendary French pianist Martial Solal – a set that has his sharp, angular lines spinning out over longer, fuller compositions from soundtrack genius Michel Magne – all arranged superbly by the great Jean-Claude Vannier! The trio of talents is incredible together – and make a record that's got all the charms of Magne's best film scores, yet retains the sharpest edge of Solal's important jazz recordings of the 60s too – a blend that really astounds us, and makes the record stand as a highlight from all players involved. Titles include "Air Liquide", "Clair Obscur", "Organique", "Electrodes", and "Poignee De Ciel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Michel Wintsch/Christian Weber/Christian WolfarthWilisau ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Very open, spacious sounds from pianist Michel Wintsch – working here at a level that goes far beyond the usual trio mode – neither straight nor free, but a really evocative sound space in between! The performance is from the Willisau jazz festival, but has the intimacy of some personal sonic explorations between the trio members in private – beautifully balanced between long lines from Witsch, alongside quieter passages that allow the drums of Christian Wolfarth and bass of Christian Weber some equally creative moments. The work is improvised, yet never too frenetic or overdone – and titles include "2.8 Feet Below/Tiny Fellows/Distant Neighbors", "Fragile Paths", and "North West". CD
 
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Georges ArvanitasSoul Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Vadim (France), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
One of the most hard-hitting albums ever cut by pianist Georges Arvanitas – an early effort that's all soul jazz all the way through! Although Arvanitas is best known as a committed modernist, especially in later years, this sweet early 60s session is a stone cooker in the best mode of Blue Note dates of the time – tight, swinging, and perfectly poised with just the right space for some excellent solos from Francois Jeanneau on tenor, Bernard Vitet on trumpet, and Arvanitas himself on piano – all grooving in a style that would make the Jazz Messengers proud, but also one that's got some key touches of postwar Parisian jazz too. Bass is by Michel Gaudry and drums are by Daniel Humair – and titles include "Oblivion", "This Here", "Poco Loco", "Bouncin With Bud", "Bohemia After Dark", and "Mister X". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc Vol 1 (1966) (aka Les Plays Boys) (LP sleeve edition – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Culture Factory (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 19.99
Seminal early work from the groovy French pop singer Jacques Dutronc! Dutronc's part of an elite group of magical French singers that includes France Gall, Michel Polnareff, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin – and his work from this time is always pretty darn great. This 1966 album features some excellent guitar-heavy groovers, with Dutronc singing in a slightly emotive yeh-yeh kind of way that should really send you, even if you can't speak french! In a great gatefold cover, too! Tracks include "Les Cactus", "L'Espace D'Une Fille", "Mini-Mini-Mini", "La Fille Du Pere Noel", and the classic "Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi". This edition includes 4 bonus tracks: "Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous" (alternative version), "Il Mondo Va Cosi ("Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi" Italian demo version) and 2 more. CD
(Limited edition.)

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New El Michels AffairRun Fay Run/Hung Up On My Baby ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, Late 2000s. New Copy ... $5.99
Standiout cuts from The El Michel's Affair's instant classic tribute tribute to Isaac Hayes! – covering "Run Fay Run" and "Hung Up On My Baby" in a raw instrumental funk mode! "Run Fay Run" rolls along with some incredible percussion – faithful to the original, but not a straight up replication, putting their own twist on the classic style. The Affair's got a sinister bass groove here that's unshakable! The group's take on the sample classic "Hung Up On My Baby" is just as great. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rodney FranklinIt Takes Two ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A bit late in Rodney's classic years for Columbia, but still pretty darn nice – although certainly much more of a soul album than before! A fair number of the tracks here have standout lyrics – sung by Brenda Russell, Philip Ingram, Frank Musker, and even Franklin himself – but the keyboards still dominate pretty strongly, and include the mix of electric and acoustic modes that always made Rodney's albums nice. The keys show a definite influence of 80s technology, as does the production – which is shared by Franklin and Michel Colombier – and titles include "Motion", "Broken Wings", "It Takes Two", "My Wish", "The Eagle & The Condor", and "Look What's Showing Through". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". CD
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP 26.99

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD 16.99

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Alain GoraguerLa Planete Sauvage – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Pathe, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A totally excellent soundtrack! This is one of the maddest we've heard from the 70s – with a baroque mix of wah wah funk and sophisticated orchestrations, very much in the mode of work by David Axelrod or some of the backings heard on Serge Gainsbourg's best records. No surprise it's handled by Alain Gouraguer, a groovy Frenchman with a style that's a mix of the late 60s baroquery of Michel Columbier, and some of the smooth sexiness of the best Italian composers of his age. Great electric piano, wah wah guitar, and soaring strings – with a sound that's as odd as the cover! Titles include "Le Bracelet", "Deshominisation", "Mort De Draag", "La Femme", "Mira Et Ten", and "Ten Et Medor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stephane Grappelli & Stuff SmithJazz In Paris – Stuff & Steff ... CD
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
The legendary meeting of two of the greatest jazz violinists ever! Stephane Grappelli was one of the best-recorded European jazz artists by the time of this 1965 album – and here, he gets the chance to play with Stuff Smith, an American talent on the instrument who was decidedly less well-known, but every bit as great (actually, far better, and more expressive, at least in our book!) Steph and Stuff play with backing by a French rhythm section that includes Rene Urtreger, Michel Gaudry, and Michel Delaporte – and tracks include "S'posin", "Skip It", "Blues In The Dungeon", and "This Can't Be Love". CD

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New Lani HallSweet Bird ... LP
A&M, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sweet grooving from Lani Hall – a record that's a long way from her roots in Brasil 66, but which has some surprisingly nice touches at times! Herb Alpert produced – and handled arrangements along with Lani and Michel Colombier – and it may well be Colombier's highly rhythmic approach to larger backings that makes the best parts of the album so nice – because some unexpected moments bounce along with a very slight funky undercurrent, offsetting Lani's sometimes overdone vocals with leaner modes that push things past the clutter. Titles include a nicely grooving version of "Send In The Clowns", plus "Early Mornin Strangers", "Mr Blue", "Too Many Mornings", "Sweet Bird", "Dolphins Lullaby", and "At The Ballet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Francis LaiMore Love Themes ... LP
Kapp, 1971. Very Good ... $5.99
Nice spare easy set of tracks by the great French soundtrack composer! Very moody stuff, recorded in England, and with arrangements by French arrangers Michel Colombier and Christian Gaubert – and a sound that's like the best mellow moments on Lai's famous soundtracks. Tracks include "Insensatez", "Live For Life", "Mon Amour, Mon Amour", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "A Man & A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, and a cut corner.)

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McSweeney'sMcSweeneys Issue 34 ... Book
McSweeneys, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
An issue of McSweeney's with a special bonus – a whole book! The issue comes in a plastic slipcover that features the core volume – a thick journal with writings by Tom Barbash, Sean Casey, Daniel Handler, Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, Anthony Doerr, Bridge Clerken, David Means, and others – plus a totally great section of self-portraits by a range of talents who include Sarah Silverman, Michel Gondry, Rashida Jones, Mike Leigh, Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Ames, and others. In the other side of the slipcover is the book The End Of Major Combat Operations by Nick McDonell – a scathing look at the continuing engagement of American troops in Iraq! Book

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Andre PoppLe Coeur En Fete ... LP
AZ/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Easily one of the most trippy albums ever from Andre Popp – a French arranger who's usually best known for his lounge recordings of the 50s and 60s – but who's working here in a more psych-inspired mode that's right up there with the work of Jean Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier! Like both of those artists, Popp uses conventional instrumentation, turned towards trippier rock-era styles – a bit of flute, light guitar, touches of organ and piano – all held together by electric bass that sews things up from the bottom – and produced with lots of cool studio effects that further trip out the core sounds! The work is way different than Andre's gentler pop instrumental records – and titles include the funky "Pour Celui Qui Viendra", plus "Tric Trac", "Ophelia", "Ave", "Theme In G Minor", and "Toutes Les Pommes Du Paradis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500.)

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Baden PowellBaden Powell Quartet Vol 1 ... LP
Barclay (France), Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Great European work by Baden Powell – recorded with a quartet at the core, plus some larger arrangements by Jean-Michel Defaye that include French jazz musicians, like Lou Game on flute and Pierre Gossez on tenor. Most tracks have a nice little groove and a more complicated approach than Baden's Brazilian 60s recordings – kind of like the best of the MPS records, and like those, with some occasional vocals that sound very nice! Titles include "Batuque No B", "Pra Que Chorar", "Refem De Solidao", "Rapaz De Bem", and "Atirei O Pau No Gato". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud PowellBlues For Bouffemont ... LP
Fontana (Holland), 1964. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A rare French session from the last years of Bud Powell's life – recorded with Michel Gaudry on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums! Produced by Jef Gilson and Alan Bates, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Trio.)

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Bud PowellLausanne 1962 ... CD
Naked City (Mexico), 1962. Used ... $5.99
Live Bud Powell work from his later years! The group here is a trio with Bud on piano, Jacque Nevard on bass, and Michel Thevenez on drums – and Powell is definitely filled with the sort of fire that makes a recording like this well worth hearing – proof that just about any Bud Powell material from the time is pretty darn great, especially if it's as recorded as well as this! Titles include "All God's Children", "Confirmation", "I Remember Clifford", "Round Midnight", "Blues In The Closet", and "Evidence". CD

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Quire (Christine Legrand)Quire ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A very groovy little record! Quire is a harmony group led by Christine Legrand – sister of Michel Legrand, and ex-member of similar groups The Swingle Singers and Les Double Six. The music on the set is very much like that of the latter – in that it's harmony vocal versions of famous jazz tunes, done in an instrument-less style that recalls the work of the Swingles. The sound is quite odd, but wonderful – handled with the dreamy delightful style we've always come to love in Christine's work. Titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Django", "Misty", "Body & Soul", and "Waltz For Debby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Django ReinhardtJazz In Paris – Swing 48 ... CD
Universal (France), 1947. Used ... $3.99
Some of the last great recordings by Django Reinhardt – a series of 78 rpm recordings for the Blue Star label in Paris, done in a variety of settings, both large and small! About half the tracks on the CD feature Django with the Hot Club lineup that included Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and Joseph Reinhardt on rhythm guitar – and other titles include 2 recorded with the quintet of trumpeter Rex Stewart, 1 with the Orchestre Du Boeuf Sur Le Toit, and 1 with a quintet that includes Michel De Villers on alto sax. The CD features 12 titles in all, all remastered from the original 78s – and titles include "Vette", "Swing 48", "Minor Blues", "Peche A La Mouche", "Danse Norvegienne", and "Blues For Barclay", done in 2 takes. CD

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Bernie SenenskyNew Life ... LP
PM, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A wonderful little record from Canadian pianist Bernie Senensky – his first as a leader, and an incredibly strong debut that's filled with life, love, and a keen sense of imagination! The tracks are all originals penned by Bernie, and the set's recorded in a spacious, open style that's very much in keeping with other jazz work at the time on the PM label – but done in a mode that's gentler and sweeter than some of the heavier-hitting jams that PM was known for. Senensky's got a wonderful ear for a lyrical tune – and many of the numbers on the set leap along in a lively mode that gives the album a few great jazz dancers. Bass is by Michel Donato, drums are by Marty Morell – and titles include "Poochie", "Lolito's Theme", "Little Waltz For A Little Boy", "BB", and "Another Gift". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear near one spot on the opening edge, but is nice overall.)

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Solis LacusSolis Lacus ... LP
EMI/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A Fender Rhodes treasure – the one and only album from Solis Lacus – a hip 70s Belgian group who were contemporaries of Placebo – and work here in very similar modes! The album's resplendent in Rhodes lines from Michel Herr – a great keyboardist with an excellent ear for space, sound, and timing – working here in ways that are never too overdone, with a group who know how to take off, but never get too jammingly overdone – nor too rock-fusion either – which really keeps things soulful throughout! The sextet lineup includes trumpet, tenor, soprano sax, Rhodes, and lots of percussion – and as with Placebo, there's a nice structure to the rhythms on most of these cuts – ways of hitting a groove that are very different than American Rhodes work of the time – and which makes a record like this a wonderful new discovery in sound! Titles include "Utopic Cities", "Little Green Man", "Sea Of Tranquility", "Remake", "Open Air", and "Peace Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill WithersWatching You Watching Me ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet little 80s session from Bill Withers – a lot less acoustic than his soul of the 70s, but in a way that works surprisingly well! As always with Bill, the vocals are the main thing, and the passage of time has done nothing to take off his edge – that warmly raspy quality that's instantly recognizable, and which comes through with all of its original charm – even amidst the smoother, more electric approach of the album's backings. There's a number of tracks on here that hit a mellow, midtempo groove that works quite well – and Bill did most of the production himself, with help from collaborators who include Ralph MacDonald, Michel Colombier, and Denny Diante. Titles include "Watching You Watching Me", "Oh Yeah", "Something That Turns You On", "You Try To Find A Love", "We Could Be Sweet Lovers", and "Heart In Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has remnants of a price sticker.)

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 20.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – both of whom are featured here individually, alongside a host of their contemporaries who will really expand your listening palette! The arrangements alone are wonderful – often subtle funk mixed with soaring strings and a range of groovy touches – and three of the album's tracks are instrumental, furthering a focus on the musical backdrops. Titles include "The Girl From Salina (part 3)" by Christophe, "Kawasaki" by Jane Birkin, "Long Sera L'Hiver" by Sheila, "Je Me Repose" by Dalida, "La Chanson De Tessa" by Michele Arnaud, "Canon" by Michel Colombier, "Bass In Action" by Tonio Rubio, "Proverbes" by Jacques Dutronc, "L'Amour A Plusieurs" by Ann Sorel, and "Nocturnes" by Jehan Jonas. CD
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP 26.99

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Various69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... LP
Fanon, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
Sublime French pop from the turn of the 70s – a really trippy collection that shows the great expansion in sound since the "yeh yeh" scene of a few years before! Not all the tracks here hail from 1969 – but they definitely fit the title's reference to a sly, sexy tune by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – both of whom are featured here individually, alongside a host of their contemporaries who will really expand your listening palette! The arrangements alone are wonderful – often subtle funk mixed with soaring strings and a range of groovy touches – and three of the album's tracks are instrumental, furthering a focus on the musical backdrops. Titles include "The Girl From Salina (part 3)" by Christophe, "Kawasaki" by Jane Birkin, "Long Sera L'Hiver" by Sheila, "Je Me Repose" by Dalida, "La Chanson De Tessa" by Michele Arnaud, "Canon" by Michel Colombier, "Bass In Action" by Tonio Rubio, "Proverbes" by Jacques Dutronc, "L'Amour A Plusieurs" by Ann Sorel, and "Nocturnes" by Jehan Jonas. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 69 Annee Melodique – Une Certaine Idee De La Variete Francaise 1964 to 1973 ... CD 19.99

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VariousFreedom Jazz France – Spiritual Jazz From The Hexagon 1968 to 1986 ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the hippest, deepest collections of European jazz we've ever heard – a really wonderful set that opens up a whole new side of the French scene of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – filled with music that we've never heard before! Unlike other sets of this nature, which focus on American players overseas – this one is filled with homegrown talent, often working in styles that echo the spiritual and modal sounds of the US underground of the post-Coltrane years – very rich in feeling and righteous in message – freely expressive, but never going too far out to lose their groove! We know some artists here, but not from these recordings – and others are pulled from the kind of totally obscure French albums you'd only find after years of digging around in Paris flea markets. Titles include "Colchiques" by Eddy Louiss, "Doorstep" by Octet De Dreux, "Notes So High" by Stella Levitt, "Ricardo" by Michel Roques, "La Musique D'Orphee" by Chene Noir, "Le Musichien" by Francois Tusques, "Creole Girl" by Noah Howard, "Israel Suite" by Rupture, and "Lido" by Les Prospections. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLa Belle Epoque – EMI's French Girls 1965 to 1968 ... CD
EMI (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $7.99
Fab female pop from the French scene of the 60s – a wonderful collection of tunes that features a fair number of artists that we've never heard before! The set goes way past the over-compiled, too-familiar French hits of the time – and moves into the world of the hippest jangle pop and yeh-yeh tunes – many of which have a slightly funky or mod undercurrent at the bottom! This is definitely the kind of older French work that's appealing to younger 21st Century ears – far different than some of the more emotive pop of bigger names, and much more in the style of the groovier grooves that always live up to the best imagined version of Paris in the 60s! Most artists are French, but Sandie Shaw also checks in with one number too – and the set features a total of 20 tracks that include "Les Papillons Noirs" by Michel Arnaud with Serge Gainsbourg, "Partie De Dames" by Liz Brady, "Les Mains Dans Les Poches" by Les Roche Martin, "La Musique Et La Danse" by Christie Laume, "Tu Te Moques De Moi" by Ria Bartok, "Amuse-Toi Bien" by Alice Dona, "Bas Les Pattes" by Liz Brady, "J'y Pense Tout Bas" by Ria Bartok, "Les Trois Coleurs De L'Amour" by Alice Dona, "Tu As Peur De Bruit" by Les Roche Martin, and "Sans Avoir Rien Donne" by Anne Kern. CD

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VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol 7 – Give Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Motor/Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A searing entry into the Mojo Club series – and one that really shows the way the compilations have evolved over the years! The album's heavier on soul music than ever before – but also features some tremendous jazz, Brazilian, and European gems as well – a wonderful set list that really keeps things fresh! Titles include "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love, "Wouri" by Manu Dibango, "Maracaibo" by Michel Legrand, "Take Us Down To The River" by Michael Naura, "Sambao" by Walter Wanderley, "Roots" by Willie Bobo, "Soul Soul Soul" by Wild Magnolias, "Strange Games & Things" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Praise The Lord" by Mary Lou Williams, "In Memory Of" by Randy Weston, "Nao Bate O Coracao" by Astrud Gilberto, "Mundo Deserto" by Elis Regina, and the great "El Soul Condor" by Certain Lions & Tigers (a very rare German release from 1970!) Plus, the LP version includes 4 bonus cuts by the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Ekseption, Os Reis Du Batuque, and Fats Sadi – all very nice rarebits! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 8 – Funky In A Minor Mode ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best-ever releases in this amazing series – and a smoking batch of great little cuts that mix dope guitar, funky hammond, and odd off-beat grooves in a very nice way! The whole thing's nicely packaged, with a fresh approach to funk tunes that's quite different from a lot of recent compilations we've stocked – and we're still grooving to this one, even though we've played it three times in a row! Tracks include "Petite Soul" by Little Ed, "Contagious" by Kenneth Wells, "Gasoline Alley" by Dave Grusin, "Pick & Shovel" by The Touch, "Mind Blow" by Roger Hamilton Spotts, "Un Homme De Mort" by Michel Legrand, "Chicano Chaser" by Ian Langley, "Studio 69" by The Mohawks, "Soul Thing" by Tony Newman, "It's Your Thing" by The Invaders, and "Move Your Hand" by La Clave. 20 cuts in all! CD

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VariousResurrection – Rock Chretien Et Messes Rhythmees Du Quebec 1964 to 1978 ... CD
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $13.99
Church rock from 60s Quebec – a surprisingly great set of work that's way better than you might think from the concept! French Canada has always been strongly Catholic place – but it's also one that's pretty creatively inspired, too – so it's no surprise that in the wake of Vatican 2, lots of younger musicians were trying to find a way to get the message across – but in cool, groovy styles that really show the changes in sounds at the time! Some of these cuts are as freaky and fantastic as those heard on psych compilations from the Mucho Gusto label – and others have a cool funky approach – with lots of weird rhythms and offbeat instrumentation that's hardly what you'd expect to hear when walking into a church – and more in line with some of the more experimental rock-mass work from the US. Titles include "Raconte Moi" by Les Nocturnes, "Pierre" by Michel Conte, "Dieu Ne Se Mange Plus" by Jacques Michel, "Rappelle Toi Seigneur" by Steve Fiset, "Si Tous Les Hommes Voulaint" by Touladi & Gilles Jerome, "Ma Petite Esperance" by Les Messageres De Joi, "J'Ai Grand Desire De Votre Amour" by Les Allegros, "Gloire A Toi Tu Viens Nous Sauver" by Operation Jeunesse, and "Alleluia" by Pierre Labelle & Rene Angelil. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousShake Sauvage – French Soundtracks 1968-1973 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
Very groovy stuff! In the best tradition of Crippled Dick's Italian soundtrack compilations – Beat At Cinnecita – the label has now dug through the rich rich tradition of French soundtrack grooves, and has come up with a spectacular set of cuts that run from sitar psychedelic to rare jazzy grooves! The track list is stunning – and most of these cuts haven't ever been properly reissued before. Plus, since many French soundtracks were only issued in 7" single or e.p. formats, you'll probably never even track down a full LP for this material – making it as rare as most of our funky 45s! The groove is as perfect as you'd expect, and it's about time that somebody finally started digging into the wealth of great music from France. Titles include "Juke Boxes Chez Saidani" by Philippe Sarde, "Full Speed" by Claude Bolling, "Ok Chicago" by Resonance, "Kidnapping" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Le Crocodile Porte Cle" by Bernard Gerad, "Grand Theme Malko" by Michel Magne, "Sexopolis" by Jean-Pierre Mirouze, "Sweet Bacon" by Julien Covey, "Petrol Pop" by Michel Magne & Jean Yanne, "Bowery Mood" by Vladimir Cosma, "African King" by Andre Arpino, and "Neus Dans L'Eau" by Georges Garvarentz. 18 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Serge GainsbourgConfidentiel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Mercury (France), 1963. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Nothing too confidential here, given the openness that Serge Gainsbourg brings to his music – and a great early 60s session that has Serge working with spare jazz backing, courtesy of bassist Michel Gaudry and guitarist Elek Bacsik! With no other percussion, piano, or orchestral backings to support his vocals, the album is one of Serge's most intimate – a strangely personal portrait of his work, as the two stringed instruments weave webs of rhythm and melody against Serge's raspy vocals on tunes like "Maxim's", "Negative Blues", "Elaeudania Teiteia", "Chez Les Ye Ye", "Scenic Railway", and "No No Thanks No". Despite the absence of other instrumentation, the effect is wonderfully full – and the songs sparkle as much as Serge's other work from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Michele ArnaudParis In The Spring ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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Jerry BergonziIntersecting Lines ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
The title's a great one for this album – not just because tenorist Jerry Bergonzi always seems to have this forward-thinking, linear quality about his work – but also because his talents here intersect strongly with the alto sax of Dick Oatts! The pair really create some magic here – a balance between Bergonzi's bold tone and that raspier, more personal sound of Oatts – wrapped up beautifully with bass from Dave Santoro and drums from Andrea Michelutti – no piano at all, which only seems to further the fluid quality of the saxophones! There's a loose, free swing to the record – a quality that's still quite rhythmic, but which opens up without the piano and lets the saxophonists get very expressive – sparking stunning lines on original Bergonzi tracks that include "Creature Feature", "Tanzania", "Dig Oatts", "Itchy", "Arbonius Unt", and "Horton's Lament". CD

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Michelle BladeCheatin Game ... CD
Pryme (Canada), 1994. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Miles DavisJazz Track – Frantic ... CD
Fontana/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... $11.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisJazz Track (mono) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition.)

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New Dr JohnLocked Down ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. Used ... $9.99
The best record in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole recording – and helped create the kind of rootsy studio proceedings that make for just the right vibe to help the Doctor hit all his best classic modes! Leon Michels brings in some great keyboards, too – and an undercurrent of El Michels funk – and Dr John's vocals really sparkle in the setting – stepping out with all the weird raspy elements we love so much. Titles include "Ice Age", "Getaway", "Kingdom Of Izzness", "You Lie", "Eleggua", "My Children My Angels", "Locked Down", and "Big Shot". CD

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New Lee FieldsEmma Jean ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". CD
Also available Emma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP 17.99

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – laidback, and definitely with a southern twinge – but with this mellow style that almost takes us back to country soul experiments of artists like Bobby Womack or Joe Tex in the 60s! Not that the style is straight country soul, though – because the backing is by El Michels, who have a strong funk pedigree – but who work with Fields here in this slow-stepping mode that really builds up energy – delivering Lee's vocals with all the power of before, but in an even more personal way. The result is another amazing set from an artist who never falters for a minute – and one of the few contemporary singers who can ever match the depth and strengths of 60s deep soul greats. Titles include "Standing By Your Side", "Just Can't Win", "In The Woods", "Stone Angel", "It Still Gets Me Down", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Eye To Eye", and "Paralyzed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)
Also available Emma Jean ... CD 13.99

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Lee FieldsProblems ... LP
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Lee FieldsProblems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! CD
(A stellar and much deserved reissue of the incredible Soul Fire album that paved the way for the funk revival of the 00s – with heavy duty cardboard LP style sleeve! Essential!)
Also available Problems ... LP 17.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD
Also available My World ... LP 17.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $17.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 13.99

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Serge Gainsbourg/Michele Arnaud/Jean Claude PascalSongs On Page One ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99
Very early work from Serge Gainsbourg – plus some other French pop of the time! First up is material from Gainsbourg's album Du Chant A La Une – some of Serge's first recordings, and a mixture of left bank chic, jazzy rhythms, and some of the strangest songwriting to grace the Parisian scene! All titles feature great backings by Alain Goraguer, Serge's longtime musical partner, who brings in some wonderful elements to the songs – embellishing them with cool vibes, offbeat piano, snapping snare drum, and bubbling bass to match the oddly-crafted lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Ronsard", "Ce Mortel Ennui", "Le Poinconneur Des Lilas", "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Charleston Des Demanageurs De Piano", and "L'Alcool". CD also includes a rare Radio France performance of "Mes Petites Odalisques". The package then moves into completely different territory – by offering up 6 sweeter tracks by Michele Arnaud – some versions of Gainsbourg tunes like "Douze Belles Dans La Peau", "Ronsard 58", and "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" – a very nice comparison, but handled very differently. The set closes with 2 more Gainsbourg tunes sung by Jean Claude Pascal – versions of "La Recette De L'Amour Fou" and "Douze Belles Dans La Peau". CD

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon Hendricks & CompanyLove ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $0.49
Jon's going back to the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross format here – working with a group of singers known as Company (featuring family members Michele and Judith Hendricks), running through vocalese versions of jazz tunes with the same solo line trading style used by LHR in the 50s and 60s. The songs are pretty hip, and the backing is mostly small combo or trio instrumentation. Titles include "Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "The Swinging Groove Merchant", "In A Harlem Airshaft", "Willie's Tune", "Lil Darlin", and "Bright Moments". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Andre HodeirJazz In Paris – Jazz & Jazz ... CD
Universal (France), 1960. Used ... $2.99
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a great batch of French players that include Martial Solal, Roger Guerin, Pierre Gossez, and Pierre Michelot – plus the then-French resident Kenny Clarke. The music swings much more than on other sessions of this type, and works extremely well throughout at blending tight jazzy lines with very "out there" concepts – especially in a way that we never really see in 50's recordings like this. Christine Legrand is on vocals, and although this was years before the Swingle Singers did their thing, and especially before they went onto do avant garde material by Berio, she's got these insane vocals here that are simply astounding. Tracks include "Jazz Et Jazz", "Trope A Saint-Trop", "Jazz Cantata", and "Osymetrios". Very good stuff, and unlike anything else we can think of! CD
(Out of print.)

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Inner Space (Can)Agilok & Blubbo ... CD
Wah Wah (Spain), 1968. Used ... $13.99
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality you'd find in the best early work from Can – very sonically sensitive, filled with unusual textures and tones that go far from conventional rockish instrumentation – even on some of the album's shorter tracks! There's a psych aspect to the recording, but one that's never overindulgent at all – possibly because of the length of the tunes – and the material's getting its first-ever appearance here. Titles include "Mama Mama", "Michele Ist Da", "Agilok & Blubbo", "Dialog Zwischen Birken", "Der Letzte Brief", "Probleme", "Flop Pop", and "Apolkalypse". CD features 2 bonus tracks too. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Agilok & Blubbo (red vinyl) ... LP 29.99

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Inner Space (Can)Agilok & Blubbo (red vinyl) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality you'd find in the best early work from Can – very sonically sensitive, filled with unusual textures and tones that go far from conventional rockish instrumentation – even on some of the album's shorter tracks! There's a psyche aspect to the recording, but one that's never overindulgent at all – possibly because of the length of the tunes – and the material's getting its first-ever appearance here. Titles include "Mama Mama", "Michele Ist Da", "Agilok & Blubbo", "Dialog Zwischen Birken", "Der Letzte Brief", "Probleme", "Flop Pop", and "Apolkalypse". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Agilok & Blubbo ... CD 13.99

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Alogte Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy (Sahel Souls)Zota Yinne/Starlet Road Filling Station Romance ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
The Sahel Souls deliver a great laidback groove on "Zota Yinne" – a tune that slinks along with a mix of dub and Ghana styles – with cool chorus vocals over the top! "Starlet Road" has an equally moody vibe – almost an El Michels take on Afro Funk – with vibes ringing out nicely over the slow dubby rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsNaturally ... LP
Daptone, 2004. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late 60s and early 70s! If you're expecting a rehash of the heavy funk jams that burned on the Dap Dippin' album you won't be disappointed, but get ready for a deep, natural (hence the title) soulfulness that not only caught us off guard, but really forms the big, hard-beating heart of the album. The frothing, frenetic funk is as tight as ever, and in spots just as furious, but the attention to songcraft this time out is just as searing and indelible. The eight piece Dap Kings continue to be the best band in the land – with El Michels on baritone sax, Neal Sugarman on tenor, Homer Steinweiss on drums, not-so-secret weapon Bosco Mann on bass, vibes and piano. Guest appearances include fellow Daptone powerhouse vocalist Lee Fields on the the duet "Stranded In Your Love", and strings courtesy of the Bushwick Philharmonic, but make no mistake, this is the band's album. Amazing stuff from in indispensable group – an album that'll keep spinning in our circles for as many years as the great albums by the gritty soul forefathers do! Tracks include "How Do I Let A Good Man Down?", "Natural Born Lover", "My Man Is A Mean Man", a soulful reading of Woodie Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land", "Your Thing Is A Drag", "Fish In A Dish" and "All Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kings & QueensKings & Queens (with bonus download) ... LP
Impossible Ark (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
A very hip, very cool project from the Nostalgia 77 side of the universe – an offshoot project by various members of that group, done in a style that's a lot more funky than usual! The tracks have either male or female vocals – both very soulful singers – and the instrumentation has this cool laidback approach to funk that's somewhere in the El Michels' camp, but which is sometimes a bit more upbeat too! The whole thing's nicely stripped-down – not one of those funk efforts that's always trying way too hard – and titles include "Firefly", "I'm Looking", "Chicken", "If", "Pig", "When I Get Home", and "Wishin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited vinyl pressing – with bonus download too!)

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Francisco Lo VuoloSegment ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $10.99
We first fell in love with the piano of Francisco Lo Vuolo on his albums with reedman Carlos Lastra – especially his chunky yet flowing sensibility – one that's inherently modal, even before any contributions from the bass and drums! The bass here is especially great – handled by Cristian Bortoli, his partner on the Lastra records – and supported by some nicely subtle work on drums from Eloy Michelini – a player who does a heck of a lot with a little, sometimes in ways that almost make you think he's not there! Tunes are mostly standards, but really transformed by Francisco's touch – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Monk's Mood", "Easy To Love", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Local 47", and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite, too – one that really works well with the punctuated piano lines of Paula Shocron, which do a lot to help the album swing in a subtle way that never overwhelms the horn. Sebastian Loiacono plays tenor on a few tracks – and the rest of the group features Jeronomi Carmona on bass and Eloy Michelini on drums. Titles include "Elvin", "Bird Song", "Blues For My Hero", "Lover", "Stablemates", and of course, "Warm Valley". CD

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Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique – even for the ultra-cool Daptone scene – as Menahan Street Band bring in bits of dub, funk, Latin, and Afro-styled sounds to their music – often working with a sense of spareness that seems influenced by 70s Ethiopia, but which comes off with a heavier Wu-inspired sound! There's no vocals at all – just really raw, stark instrumental bits – played on vibes, organ, tenor, flute, piano, trumpet, and some kickass percussion – produced with just the right sort of grit to make all tunes sound great. Titles include "Tired Of Fighting", "Home Again", "Montego Sunset", "The Traitor", "The Contendor", "Birds", "Esma", and "Going The Distance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michele RosewomanQuintessence ... CD
Enja, 1987. Used ... $14.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Michelle ShockedShort Sharp Shocked ... CD
Mighty Sound, 1988. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
CD

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Thee Michelle Gun ElephantRumble/Smokin' Billy/GWD/Hi China!/Bowling Machine (live) (CD Single) ... CD
Damaged Goods (UK), 1999. Used ... $0.99
CD

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Michele WhiteSweet Innocent (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sunshine Sound/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet and innocent, but pretty darn soulful too – an overlooked set from the late 70s glory days of the TK Records scene – recorded down in Miami with lots of all the right touches! The backings are smooth, but a bit funky too – in that great blend TK was doing once the label really took off towards the charts – an approach that really makes the whole record shine, even before Michele's vocals come into the mix! Tim McCabe produced and wrote all the songs – and titles include "Sweet Innocent", "Good Time Lover", "My Baby's Loving", "Closer", "It's You My Baby", "Don't Go", and "Hold Me". CD

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Whitefield BrothersEarthology ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $6.99
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's still well within the funk realm – gritty drums and percussion under fuzzed out rhythms, keys that range from a jazzy funk groove to thick layers of fuzz and bubbling atmospherics, exotic string accents, heady bass grooves and more. Their reach is global, too, with influences from the east and the west – and a heck of an impressive guest roster – with leftfield MCs on a couple gems – Edan & Mr Lif on "The Gift" and Percee P & MED on "Reverse" – plus Bajka, Brooklyn funk revival masters the El Michels Affair, and fellow psych funk traveller Quantic. Titles include "Joyful Exaltation", "Safari Strut", "Taisho", "Sad Nile", "Ntu", "Pamukkale", "Alin", "Breakin Through" feat El Michels Affair, "Sem Yelesh", "Lullaby For Lagos" feat Quantic, "Chich" and more. CD

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Yvette MicheleDJ Keep Playin (main w/ rap, main no rap, inst, reggae rmx, reggae inst) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousDJ Nori – Spirit Of Sunshine – Nori's West End Mix ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
A great little set that not only features a funky remix of club classics from the legendary West End label – but one that also includes a fair bit of obscure singles as well! DJ Nori does an excellent job of digging deep here – and mixes West End hits with some lesser-known nuggets that really give the whole set an edge, and highlights that sharp approach to a groove that made the label one of the most exciting imprints in the post-disco years! You can really hear a new sort of energy at play in the original tunes – and Nori not only respects that, but has a way of making all the best elements bristle anew – in an 80 minute mix that features the cuts "Hey Everybody" by People's Choice, "Do It To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Keep On Dubbin" by Forrrce, "Girl I Like The Way That You Move" by Stone, "Hot Summer Nights" by Love Club, "Heat You Up" by Shirley Lites, "Is It All Over My Face (male vocal)" by Loose Joints, "Can't You Feel It" by Michele, "You're A Star" by Jakki, "There's Never Been" by Kenix, "Spirit Of Sunshine" by Chuck Davis, "Hot Shot" by Karen Young, and "Don't Make Me Wait" by Peech Boys. CD

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VariousDou Da Dou – The Unlimited French Lost Catalogue – Phase 1 ... CD
Vadim (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
A groovy collection of French pop from the late 60s and early 70s – with lightly psychedelic nuggets and an all around beautiful snapshot of an inimitable era! The tracklist includes some artists we've obsessed over for years, such as France Gall, Franois D Roubaix and Maledictus Sound – but it goes way deeper than other collections for some material that's a real discovery for us – and easily as wonderful as much of the best known period French pop! The mad 60s vibe is in full effect throughout – but buzzing, lightly psychedelic guitar riffery, off kilter and globally influenced percussion, groovy duets, funky bass and horn blasts and beyond – elements that are secondary to the truly excellent and effervescent songcraft! 15 tracks in all: "Dou Da Dou" by Michele Richard, "Le Train De 10h03" by Orlane Paquin, "Obsessions 68" by Sophie Makhno & Colin Verdier, "Zoizoi" by France Gall, "Piti-Piti-Pas" by Francois De Roubaix, "Syncopated Motion" by Eddie Warner, "Kriminal Theme" by Maledictus Sound and more! CD

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New VariousFallin Off The Reel Vol III – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD
Truth & Soul, Early 70s/2000s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic, more stylistically sprawling set of funky singles from our friends at Truth & Soul! Fallin' Off The Reel III features 20 tracks in the order of release of their limited edition funky 45s – tracks from Lee Fields, Cosmic Force, El Michels Affair, Ghetto Brothers, Black Velvet and more! Excellent instrumentals and vocal numbers from the best of them, including raw soul legend Lee Fields, the funky disco of Cosmic Force, the first class funk revivalism of the El Michels Affair, rare classics from Timothy McNealy, psychedelic funk from Michael Leonhart and much more! Titles include "Ghetto Down" by Cosmic Force, "Funky Movement No 2" and "Sagittarius Black" by Timothy McNealy, "Spread Your Soul", "Red Rooster" and more by El Michels Affair, "An Earth Quake's Coming" by Black Velvet, "Stand Tall" by Olympians, "Problems" by Lee Fields And The Explorers, "Gold Fever" by Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 and more. CD

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VariousMasters At Work Presents West End Records: 25th Anniversary Edition Mastermix ... CD
West End, Late 70s/Early 80s/2001. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
The club classics of West End Records get mixed into a sublime collection by Masters At Work! Kenny and Louie pay brilliant homage to this groundbreaking label – mixing together some of West End's best singles from the old days, including some lesser-known gems, and a few breaks and riffs from more famous numbers! There's over 2 hours of music on the 2 disc set – and tracks include "When You Touch Me" by Taana Gardner, "Kind Of Life" by North End, "Time" by Stone, "Give Your Body Up To The Music" by Billy Nichols, "Do It To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Can't You Feel It" by Michele, "Don't Make Me Wait" by NYC Peech Boys, "Is It All Over My Face" by Loose Joints, "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany, "Keep On Dancin" by Forrrce, and "Heat You Up" by Shirley Lites. CD
Also available Masters At Work Presents West End Records: 25th Anniversary Edition Mastermix ... CD 8.99

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VariousMasters At Work Presents West End Records: 25th Anniversary Edition Mastermix ... CD
West End, Late 70s/Early 80s/2001. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
The club classics of West End Records get mixed into a sublime collection by Masters At Work! Kenny and Louie pay brilliant homage to this groundbreaking label – mixing together some of West End's best singles from the old days, including some lesser-known gems, and a few breaks and riffs from more famous numbers! There's over 2 hours of music on the 2 disc set – and tracks include "When You Touch Me" by Taana Gardner, "Kind Of Life" by North End, "Time" by Stone, "Give Your Body Up To The Music" by Billy Nichols, "Do It To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Can't You Feel It" by Michele, "Don't Make Me Wait" by NYC Peech Boys, "Is It All Over My Face" by Loose Joints, "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany, "Keep On Dancin" by Forrrce, and "Heat You Up" by Shirley Lites. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Masters At Work Presents West End Records: 25th Anniversary Edition Mastermix ... CD 8.99

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range that goes past just the likely compatriots from Serge's inner circle, to include bigger names from Parisian pop who were touched by his sublime songwriting skills, and his innate ear for a sexy groove! The album's a wonderfully focused collection of female French numbers – all of which have that undeniable slinky sound we love in Gainsbourg's own recordings too. Titles include "Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois" by Isabelle Aubert, "Les Yeux Pour Pleurer" by Nana Mouskouri, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "La Javanaise" by Juliette Greco, "Baudelaire" by Catherine Sauvage, "Les Sucettes" by France Gall, "Elastique" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Tandem" by Vanessa Paradis, "Lulu" by Bambou, "Con C'Est Con Ces Consequences" by Jane Birkin, "L'Anamour" by Francoise Hardy, "Reves Et Caravells" by Michele Arnaud, "Jane B" by Jane Birkin, "Hier Ou Demain" by Marianne Faithfull, "Strip Tease" by Juliette Greco, and "Contact" by Brigitte Bardot. CD

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VariousWants List 3 – 17 Classic, In-Demand & Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sublime 70s soul all the way through – a tremendous collection of mellow groovers and midtempo steppers – quite possibly the best volume so far in the Wants List series! The cuts here are all wrapped around a really unified groove – that 70s style that was never too funky, nor too uptempo – just nicely laidback and warm, yet still with a bubbling, gentle sort of rhythm. Production is full on most tracks, but there's always a great edge in the vocals – and although many of the artists here are bigger names, the cuts on the set (as you might guess from the title!) represent some of their more obscure tracks from the decade! Titles include "Lovely Lady" by Vernon Burch, "Trying To Get Next To You" by Arnold Blair, "If I Can't Stop You" by CB Overton, "Is This Really Love" by Charles Drain, "Show Me The Way To Love" by Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound Orchestra, "Midnight Lovers" by Passion, "Smother Me With Your Love" by Betty Wright, "The Rub" by George & Gwen McCrae, "Feed Me your Love" by The Fatback Band, "Harder & Harder" by Archie Bell, "The Man In The Street" by William Bell, "Sweet Music Soft Lights & You" by Ken Williams, "Wondering" by Betty Everett, "Electrified Love" by Ernie Hines, and "Feel Good" by Michelle Wiley. CD
 
 
 



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