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Mr ComplexI'm Rhymin (heard version, very complex skit, inst, acapella)/Against The Grain (grainy version, inst)/Feel Me (felt version, inst) ... 12-inch
Core, 1995. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Mr. Complex's first single, from way back, with nice production by Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po of Organized Konfusion. The label says "mad limited" and true to that, it's gotten to be pretty rare. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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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

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Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod)Mass In F Minor (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Linea (Germany), 1967. Used ... $14.99
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". CD features 2 bonus cuts – "Hey Mr President" and "Flowing Smoothly". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mass In F Minor ... LP 11.99

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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)... $19.99
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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Jigmastas, Polyrhythm Addicts & othersHip Hop Independents Day #3 ... 12-inch
Wreck, 1998. Very Good ... $0.99
Third single in the first set of the Hip Hop Independence Day series, including some of the MC's from the Lyricist Lounge compilation. Volume 3's got 4 cuts: "Fruits Of Labor" by Wizdom Life, Matt Fingatip & Shawn J Period, "Not Your Ordinary" by the Polyrhythm Addicts, with beats by Spinna and rhymes by Mr Complex, Apani B Fly Emcee & Shabaam Sahdeeq, "Comments: To The Sure Shot" by the Jigmastas with beats by Spinna and "I Wonder (Life)" by Kid Thun with beats by Charlemagne. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New MastermindsUnderground Railroad ... CD
Ground Control, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Includes "Liberty", "Shellshocked", "Joints 2000", "Onetwothree", "FrontTo Back", "No Test", "Seven" and "Day One",with guest spots by Mr Lif, El P, J-Live, J Treds, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Mr Complex. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ralph SharonMusic For The Late Hours – The Tony Bennett Songbook ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Great instrumental sounds from pianist Ralph Sharon – a player who's maybe best known as the key 60s accompanist for vocalist Tony Bennett – heard here in an album that's a tribute to his boss! All tunes are classics made big by Bennett during his years a Columbia Records in the 50s and early 60s – but they're reworked quite strongly by Sharon, who's a far more complex and fluid pianist that you'd know if you only heard him working with a singer. There's a great late nite vibe to the record – really fitting the title and cover – and titles include "The Good Life", "One For My Baby", "The Kid's A Dreamer", "Just In Time", "Blues For Mr T", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD

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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- ... $6.99
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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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. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Swing Thing".)

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New Labi SiffreRemember My Song ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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Calvin KeysVertical Clearance ... CD
Wide Hive, 2006. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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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Frank ZappaHot Rats ... CD
Ryko, 1969. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Paul Revere & The RaidersChristmas Present & Past ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest Christmas albums we've ever seen – a nearly all-original set by Paul Revere & The Raiders, done in collaboration with the legendary Terry Melcher! Mark Lindsay and Melcher really cooked up a great batch of tunes for the set – numbers that still retain a bit of spirit of the holiday, but which also deal with the increasing complexities of the late 60s era! Styles and instrumentation change nicely from track to track – and a good deal of the record has some of the playful arrangements and intellectual wit of Warner Brothers albums of the time – a side of The Raiders that didn't always come to the forefront, and which makes this album way more than just a Holiday set! Titles include "Wear A Smile At Christmas", "A Heavy Christmas Message", "Macy's Window", "Dear Mr Claus", "Valley Forge", "Peace", and "Rain Sleet Snow". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing – inner plastic sleeve still sealed!! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New LocomotiveWe Are Everything You See (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Parlophone/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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