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Mr ComplexHold This Down ... LP
Core, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
13 cuts, with guest spots from a bunch of underground cats, and a few numbers produced by Spinna. Includes "Definition of Complex", "Bomb Threats", "Put Your Head by the Speaker", "The Day Your Ass Got Ignited" & "Stupid Dope Fresh". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Mr ComplexStabbin' You (clean, dirty, inst, acapella)/Gitcha Gitcha Gitcha (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 1999. Sealed (pic cover)... $0.99
After one or two misses, Mr. Complex is back up to the standards of his first amazing single, "Why Don't Cha" back in 1997. This one uses a little harder production than that single, sort of along the lines of the recent Pharoahe Monch, who does a few verses on "Gitcha Gitcha Gitcha." 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Mr ComplexGlue feat Biz Markie (main, inst)/Scrape Your Back Out feat El Fudge (main, inst) ... 12-inch
72 Records, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice stuff from Mr. Complex, with some ODB styled backing vocals by the Biz on "Glue". "Scrape Your Back Out" on the flip may be the stronger track, with kind of Slum Village-y backdrop. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD
Also available Stop & Go ... LP 9.99

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Incredible Bongo BandReturn Of The Incredible Bongo Band (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from the legendary King Errison – who cut a fair bit of funky records under his own name too. Many of the tracks are older numbers, but mixed with new tunes here – co-penned by arranger/producers Michael Viner and Perry Botkin – and the rhythms here are even more offbeat and complex than the first time around. Titles include the classic "When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In the Spring" – plus "Sing Sing Sing", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Topsy", "Satisfaction", "Kiburi", and "Sharp Nine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary pressing – with great tip-on cover!)

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Labi SiffreRemember My Song ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Easily the best-remembered album by Labi Siffre – thanks to some well-used sample tracks over the years! But over and above the fame of the funky tunes "The Vulture" and "I Got The", the record's a key part of Siffre's 70s catalog – a record that's as great for its complex songwriting and deeply personal lyrics as it is for its Fender Rhodes lines, and tight musical backings from the combo of Big Jim Sullivan. All titles here are originals, and even when the groove slows down there's a depth that clearly marks Labi as one of the best singer/songwriters of the 70s – a talent who's been finally rediscovered in recent years, although sometimes only remembered for a few jazzy hooks from these tunes, and not the strength of the whole magilla! Here's your chance to dip into the Siffre sound at its fullest – on tracks that include "The Vulture", "I Got The", "Another Year", "Down", "Old Time Song", "Sadie & The Devil", "Remember My Song", and "Turn On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy-cover vinyl reissue!)

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New Sole & Moodswing 9Banquet Of Sarcasm (voc, inst)/Three Men In A Bar (voc, inst)/Third Person (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
45 Below/Anticon, 1998. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Banquet of Sarcasm has that noisy distorted underground sound, but with a little more energy and a little less abstract/off-beat vocals. Mr. Complex and D-Story of the Arsonists are featured on Three Men In A Bar. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousSuperrappin Vol 2 ... CD
Groove Attack/Caroline, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
An incredible selection of work by some of the best classic and underground MCs and DJs – every bit as great as volume one, and a double-length package to boot! The package includes many exclusive tracks – and could easily replace a whole crate full of 12" singles! Tracks include "This Is What They Meant" by Pete Rock & Grand Agent, "Turn The Party Out" by Biz Markie, "Y'all Not Ready" by The Infamous MC, "Monumental" by Lone Catalysts, "AM/PM" by K-Otix, "Ships Pass" by J-Live, "Ol' Crew" by Mr Lif, "I Gotta Have It Again" by Royal Flush, "Truth In Position" by Maspyke, "1 Of A Kind" by Bravo & Sandman, "Do That Dance" by Declaime featuring Medaphoar, "So Amazing" by Thrust, "Ascension" by BJ Digby aka Holmskillit, "Late October" by 5 Deez, "Minders" by Rubix, "Spread Love" by Mike Zoot featuring Labba, "How You Love That" featuring I.G.Off & Hazadus, "Interlude" by Fat Jon, "Last Call Pt 2" by Obscure Disorder, "I Don't Know Either" by Mr Complex, "Break Through" by Gauge, "Carolina Skies" by Loer Velocity featuring Probe.Dms (Cvees), and "Kali Wow" by Khali Wild. CD

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New VariousWide Angles ... LP
Blindside, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Another one of those compilations that include a nice batch of unreleased tracks by mostly underground MC's, mostly on the laid back tip. (In this case you get 15 tracks for the price of an LP – a lot better than paying for them on single at $5.99 a piece.) Tracks include J-Live "Shyste", De La Soul & Truth Enola "Voicetress", Mos Def & Talib Kweli "Another World", Grap Luva "Touch The Sky", L Swift & A Butta "Ride This", Invisible Mics "Way Past Go", Big Twan "One For The Lyricist", Mr. Complex "Do It Up", Alice Russell "Someday", Subterranean "My Style Is Freaky", Big Kwam "Verbalise (Spinna rmx)", "Kwamanwiz", Pharoahe Monch "Tooley Crew Personified" LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – and more proof that Mr. M was a genius in the studio who could completely transform anyone's sound into a complex jazzy groove! The title cut, "Music Is My Sanctuary," is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Bush BabeesGravity (single vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While we did like the Bush Babees first LP, it veered a bit further into the commercial realm than we care for on some cuts, probably due to Jermaine Dupri's involvement. This second effort, available only as a promo on vinyl, is the one to check for. There's less of the ragga style here, and tight post-Native Tongues production by Mr. Man, Shawn J Period, the Ummah, Rahzel and Pos of De La. In fact we'd be tempted to call this second generation Native Tongues, if it didn't stand so well on it's own, and merit guest spots that seem more like full fledged participation by Q-tip and Mos Def. Includes "God Complex", "Melting Plastic", "The Love Song", "Gravity", "Wax", "3 MCs", "Rock roots", "SOS", "Maybe", "The Beatdown", "The Ruler", "In Meh Dreams" and "The Ninth Presentation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, which has some wear.)

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New Marcos ValleEssential Marcos Valle Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! One of our favorite records of all time! We totally love the work of Marcos Valle – and we can honestly say that he's probably our favorite Brazilian artist ever. Valle had an incredible musical vision, and he was one of those rare Brazilian talents – like Edu Lobo or Egberto Gismonti – who would forever change the face of music with his unique concepts. This set includes some of Valle's best-ever work – much of it long out of print and never properly reissued before. The groove begins with bossa nova, moves into baroque pop, jazzy funk, and incredibly complex MPB. Titles include "Tanto Andei", "Wanda Vidal", "Batucada Sergiu", "Azimuth", "Deus Brasileiro", "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal", "Garra", "Previsao Do Tempo", and "Taio Branco Forte". CD

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New Elbee BadElbee Bad – The Prince Of Dance Music – The True Story Of House Music ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not necessarily the true story of house music – but a set that's mighty darn nice – and filled with a range of grooves that will definitely make you a fan of Elbee Bad right from the start! The music here is often way more complex than both standard dance and house – and certainly much more striking than the space where the two would often collide in too-commercial work from the start of the 90s. Instead, Elbee seems to echo some of the more experimental electronics of the German scene while also having an ear for Chicago and Detroit – completely confident in putting together his own version of modern music – yet also in ways that are not nearly as indulgent as the generation to come! The balance is key to the strength of this set – and titles include "Mr Terry Meets Mr Fingers", "I'm So Alone", "This Dream Is Real", "The Music Is Kicking", "S Shuffle", "Just Let Your Body Ride", "Just Don't Stop The Dance", "New Age House", and "I Like To Move (solid mixx)". CD
 
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LocomotiveWe Are Everything You See (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Parlophone/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful little set – and one with a sound that's as striking as its cover! This Locomotive shouldn't be confused with the Hungarian group of a similar name – as they've got all the rich complexity of the British scene right at the end of the 60s – an enigmatic style that's pretty progressive and jamming, but which brings in bits of jazz and bits of strings to work out some much higher ideas. Yet throughout the set, things never lose focus – and never get too self-indulgent – as the core trio have a way of shifting easily between their instruments on shorter songs, then letting in some bolder passages from a hip horn group that includes Dick Heckstall Smith on tenor and Mick Taylor and Henry Lowther on trumpets. Titles include "Mr Armadeddon", "Day In Shining Armour", "Lay Me Down Gently", "The Loves Of Augustus Abbey", and "Rain". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "Movin Down The Line", "Roll Over Mary", "There's Got To Be A Way", "I'm Never Going To Let You Go", and mono single versions of "Mr Armageddon" and "You Must Be Joking". CD

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New Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, guitar from Captain Beefheart, violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizzare pressing. Cover has a name in pen on front.)

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New Calvin KeysVertical Clearance ... CD
Wide Hive, 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real return to greatness for 70s jazz funk guitarist Calvin Keys – and a session that features some especially great guest work from Doug Carn and Sonny Fortune! The sound here is even more solid than Calvin's previous set for Wide Hive – a groove that's a bit more complicated, and less in the easy retro funk mode that other players of his era have gone for in recent years. The rhythms are often nicely complex, and dance around with a sophistication that belies Keys' roots on the ultra-hip Black Jazz label – a sound that's supported strongly by Carn's soaring organ lines, Fortune's angular reeds, and some great work from other players – such as Babatunde Lee on drums, Roger Glenn on vibes, and Phil Ranelin on trombone. Titles include "Proceed With Caution '06", "Spreading Spirit", "Mrkgy", "Seven & Sonny Straight Up", "Blue D", "Drunk Monk", and "Last Exit". CD
 
 
 



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