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New Hanna BarberaSnagglepuss & The Wizard Of Oz ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has remnants of an old sticker.)
 
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VariousBoris Midney Anthology ... CD
Oz, Late 70s. Used 2CD .... $9.99
A much-needed tribute to the genius of Boris Midney – a key studio figure on the New York disco scene of the late 70s, and the creative genius behind the groups Beautiful Bend, USA European Connection, and Caress! Midney was a Soviet defector who created one of the most technically sophisticated disco studios in New York – and his work as a musician did a good job of blending some of the colder European pop disco modes of the time with the deeper, more soulful styles that were the stronger side of American club. The 2CD set features a total of 21 tracks by a variety of Midney side projects – with titles that include "Come Into My Heart/Good Loving" and "There's A Way Into My Heart" by USA European Connection, "That's The Meaning" and "Boogie Motion" by Beautiful Bend, "Catch The Rhythm" and "Love Spell" by Caress, "Don't Leave Me Hanging" and "I'm Attached To You" by Masquerade, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and "Rainbow High" by Festival, "This Is A Test" and "Step On Out" by Companion, "Can You Find Another One" and "DDDDance" by Double Discovery, "Star Wars" and "The Imperial March" by Boris Midney, and "A Child Is Born" by Black Russian. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Latin Blues Band Featuring Luis AvilesTake A Trip Pussycat ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A wild wild album of Latin soul – one of the maddest albums ever recorded for the legendary Speed label! The group, like a rare few others of their generation, are an insane mix of Latin jamming, psychedelic soul, and stoner funk riffing – all sifted together in a blender, with a sound that brings out the best aspects in all elements involved! The album's got some wonderful bouncy cuts with a Latin soul groove and weird English lyrics – like "Lay An Oz On Me Baby", "I'll Be A Happy Man", and "Pussycat" – the kind of raw, wild, and very groovy tracks that you'd buy an album like this for. And there's also a totally great, totally tight descarga cut called "The Cow", that runs for 8 minutes with a very firey groove and lots of amazing playing! And if that wasn't enough, the cover's got a wild psychedelic image of a nude body with lots of colored lights projected over it, and a feeling that's about as trippy as the band must have been when they recorded this one! Other tracks include "Hasta Cuando", "Take A Trip", and "Pura Falsedad". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 3 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99 9.99
A third great bag of boogaloo – and easily one of the hippest Latin series we've ever carried! As with other volumes, this batch of tracks is dug from the deepest underground of the late 60s east coast Latin scene – the smaller labels that lived in the shadows of Fania, Tico, and Alegre – imprints like Speed, Ghetto, and a few others – all serving up rougher-edged Latin than you might know from the hits! The sound here is often in the best Latin Soul or boogaloo mode – but there's often some rougher edges that make the tracks particularly interesting – ways of approaching the grooves that are quite unique, and a mix of vocal and production techniques that never fail to blow our minds! Titles include "Soul Mambo" by Bruce Cloud, "So Good" by Milton Zapata, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Rainy Night All Over" by Solid State, "Lay An OZ On Me Baby" by Latin Blues Band, "Morty's Harlem" by Moon People, "Wabble With Boogaloo" by Orquesta Olivieri, and "Riki Chi" by La Orquesta Boogaloo. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousDown Under Nuggets – Original Australian Artyfacts 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Festival/Warner (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
A world of garagey grooves we've never heard before – and a tremendous counterpart to the American Nuggets scene of the 60s! The music here is all from Australia, and shows a really hard, heavy style already in place at the time – one that kind of snuck up beneath the more polished surf acts of the period, and which emerges here with all the raw, nasty energy that made the American Nuggets generation a key precursor to later punk rock! The vibe here is great – very much in the spirit of Lenny Kaye's original Nuggets collection – and the music is even more obscure, given that almost none of these artists circulated outside of Oz in the 60s – even thought many recorded for labels in the larger Festival family of labels. The notes are great – very detailed, and a history lesson that really supports the music – and tracks include "I Want Need Love You" by The Black Diamonds, "By My Side" by The Elois, "Buried & Dead" by The Master's Apprentice, "Raining Teardrops" by Barrington Davis, "Ain't Got No Feeling" by Derek's Accent, "Rum Drunk" by The Moods, "Early In The Morning" by The Purple Hearts, "Ugly Thing" by The Creatures, "No Next Time" by Bobby & Laurie, "There's Time" by The 5, "Black" by Throb, and "Krome Plated Yabby" by The Wild Cherries. CD
Also available Down Under Nuggets – Original Australian Artyfacts 1965 to 1967 ... LP 34.99

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New VariousDown Under Nuggets – Original Australian Artyfacts 1965 to 1967 ... LP
Festival/Warner (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $34.99
A world of garagey grooves we've never heard before – and a tremendous counterpart to the American Nuggets scene of the 60s! The music here is all from Australia, and shows a really hard, heavy style already in place at the time – one that kind of snuck up beneath the more polished surf acts of the period, and which emerges here with all the raw, nasty energy that made the American Nuggets generation a key precursor to later punk rock! The vibe here is great – very much in the spirit of Lenny Kaye's original Nuggets collection – and the music is even more obscure, given that almost none of these artists circulated outside of Oz in the 60s – even thought many recorded for labels in the larger Festival family of labels. The notes are great – very detailed, and a history lesson that really supports the music – and tracks include "I Want Need Love You" by The Black Diamonds, "By My Side" by The Elois, "Buried & Dead" by The Master's Apprentice, "Raining Teardrops" by Barrington Davis, "Ain't Got No Feeling" by Derek's Accent, "Rum Drunk" by The Moods, "Early In The Morning" by The Purple Hearts, "Ugly Thing" by The Creatures, "No Next Time" by Bobby & Laurie, "There's Time" by The 5, "Black" by Throb, and "Krome Plated Yabby" by The Wild Cherries. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Down Under Nuggets – Original Australian Artyfacts 1965 to 1967 ... CD 16.99

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New VariousBlack Feeling Vol 2 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky compilation from a single group of players – the second Black Feeling set on Freestyle – with Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos leading a killer group of modern funk players from the Oz scene with fierce love of classic Afro, Latin and otherwise furiously funky sounds from across the globe! It's just as great as volume 1 – and the range is even wider and more impressive! They cover funk and soul classics from the underground and from broad daylight – taking on Bob James and Kool & The Gang, plus trips to Brazil, Jamaica for takes on Jorge Ben and Jackie Mittoo, and some fun leftfield turns! Here's hoping there's a Volume 3! Includes "K-Jee", "Cosa Nostra", "Nautilus", "Give It Up", "Oboe", "Song For Suzy", "Featherbed Lane", "Mystic Brew", "Daffy's Dance" and more – each credited to a different group! 12 tracks on the CD. CD

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New Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Funky Afro Soul from Oz – the brilliant full length debut of Shaolin Afronauts! Flight Of The Ancients blasts off from the bedrock of 70s West Africa and Ethio funk influences, but their one of the rare few combos who pull it off without it feeling like a retread of past glories. Part of that success stems from their working really well in a number of modes – filtering classic funky soul and jazz funk influences with modern inventiveness and brilliant musicianship. Drums and congas bring the percussive heat with a great horn section of saxes, trumpets and bass clarinet, tight guitar grooves and heavy bass. A solid combo from the fertile Australian funk scene! Includes "Journey Through Time", "Rise With The Blind", "Flight Of The Ancients", "Shaolin Theme", "Kilimanjaro", "Shira", "The Quiet Lion" and "The Scarab". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Robert WyattEnd Of An Ear (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Cherry Red (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Early solo genius from Robert Wyatt – a key set recorded before his tragic career-changing accident – and one that has him playing drums, piano, and organ! There's a bit more Soft Machine here than on the mellower, later Wyatt solo sets – and the record features excellent jazz-based contributions from players that include Mark Charig on cornet and Elton Dean on alto and saxello! Tunes are relatively abstract in parts, with a strong percussive element – almost more like groups that Wyatt influenced heavily in later years – such as This Heat or Tortoise – and the set's a great reminder of the place from which Robert started – a record that already would have been enough, even without all his later contributions to music. Titles include "To Nick Everyone", "To Mark Everywhere", "To Oz Alien Daevyd & Gilly", and "To The Old World". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousFestival Internacional Da Cancao Vol 2 – 1969 to 1972 (7CD set) ... CD
Odeon/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD .... Out Of Stock
Legendary work from a crucial component of Brazilian culture in the late 60s and early 70s – the International Song Festivals of the time – a very important way of presenting both new talent and new compositions as well! The events were really unique, and often quite striking – from both a cultural and political perspective – as artists used the festivals as a key platform for taking steps forward in their words and music – sometimes steps that were even bolder than their studio work on record! Performances are unique to the records, and usually represent some key non-album tracks from the artists involved. This second volume brings together work from the 1969 to 1972 versions of the Festivals – a really crucial time in Brazilian music, represented here by performances from Clara Nunes, Marcos Valle, Quarteto Forma, Beth Carvalho, Golden Boys, Tiaguara, Evinha, Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca, Maria Odette, Oz Brazoes, Hermes Aquinho, Alceu Valenca, O Grupo, Vox Populi, Martinho Da Vila, Luiza, Som Okey 5, Jards Macale, Os Tres Morais, Tribo, Toni Tornado, Agostinho Dos Santos, Trio Esperanca, Wilson Simonal, O Terco, Som Imaginario, Wanderlea, Silvo Cesar, Osmar Milito, Ze Rodrix, Claudia, Alaide Costa, and many others! Box features the full albums IV Festival Internacional Da Cancao Popular Vols 1, 2, & 3 (1969), V Festival Internacional Da Cancao Popular Vols 1 & 2 (1970), VI Festival Internacional Da Cancao Popular (1971), and VII Festival Internacional Da Cancao Popular (1972) – and most albums have bonus tracks too! CD

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New Kerbside CollectionMind The Curb (with bonus CD) ... LP
Legere (France), 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Tight instrumental jazz from from the Oz scene! Kerbside Collection stands out in fertile scene thanks to lean, air tight edge that's mightly impressive – but still nice and funky for the most part. Heavy drums and bass lines deliver the tenacious rhythm, thick layers of Hammond and Rhodes and some tasty guitar licks are at the core – and the set includes the strong originals "Jelly Belly", "Red Stripe", "41 Bernard" (with some really nice jazz flute on this one) and "Sweet Like Nectar" – plus some killer adaptions of Coltrane's "Impressions", Diz's "Night In Tunisia" and George Benson's "P Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl comes with the full album with bonus remixes on CD.)
 
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Tetuzi Akiyama/Jozef Van WissemProletarian Drift ... CD
Bvhaast (Netherlands), 2003. Used .... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny AlfJohnny Alf ... LP
Rozenblit/Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99 31.99
A 60s bossa classic from Johnny Alf – a set that really showcases the bluer side of bossa at the time! The set's got a rich, sophisticated sort of sound – right up there with the best Elenco or Forma vocal sessions of the 60s, thanks to orchestrations by Jose Briamonte, which move along with this really dark undercurrent. Alf's vocals and piano contrast nicely, with these oddly-turning notes that are really unique – a distinct approach that made Johnny one of the most standout talents of this new generation. This album's easily one of his greatest efforts – and titles include "Gismi", "Kao Xango", "Cancao Pra Disfacar", "Ceu Alegre", "Eu So Sei", and "Bossa So". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Johnny Alf (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Johnny AlfJohnny Alf (with bonus track) ... CD
Rozenblit/Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy .... $11.99 19.99
A 60s bossa classic from Johnny Alf – a set that really showcases the bluer side of bossa at the time! The set's got a rich, sophisticated sort of sound – right up there with the best Elenco or Forma vocal sessions of the 60s, thanks to orchestrations by Jose Briamonte, which move along with this really dark undercurrent. Alf's vocals and piano contrast nicely, with these oddly-turning notes that are really unique – a distinct approach that made Johnny one of the most standout talents of this new generation. This album's easily one of his greatest efforts – and titles include "Gismi", "Kao Xango", "Cancao Pra Disfacar", "Ceu Alegre", "Eu So Sei", and "Bossa So". CD features the bonus track "Eu E A Brisa". CD
Also available Johnny Alf ... LP 16.99

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AlpayYekte ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy .... $15.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream – but his music is also heavy on plenty of older Eastern elements too – unusual inflections on the vocals, exotic instrumentation alongside electronic, and a really compelling style that sounds both ancient and futuristic at the same time! There's a budding spiritualism that seems to seep out around the corners of more conventional song structures – and the blend definitely echoes some of the best modes of the Turkish scene of the same time. The package features a very well-selected batch of Alpay recordings from the early 70s, complete with notes – and titles include "Bak Kalbim", "Akca Kizlar", "Can Karagozlum", "Ask Boyledir", "Suna", and "Denizciler". CD
Also available Yekte ... LP 25.99

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New AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy .... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream – but his music is also heavy on plenty of older Eastern elements too – unusual inflections on the vocals, exotic instrumentation alongside electronic, and a really compelling style that sounds both ancient and futuristic at the same time! There's a budding spiritualism that seems to seep out around the corners of more conventional song structures – and the blend definitely echoes some of the best modes of the Turkish scene of the same time. The package features a very well-selected batch of Alpay recordings from the early 70s, complete with notes – and titles include "Bak Kalbim", "Akca Kizlar", "Can Karagozlum", "Ask Boyledir", "Suna", and "Denizciler". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yekte ... CD 15.99

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Barry AltschulFor Stu ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s recordings, working with a group that has a nicely elastic feel – able to change sounds and shapes at the drop of a hat! Other quartet members include Anthony Davis on piano, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Rick Rozie on bass – and the trombone of Anderson is especially great here, adding in a sense of warmth, and almost playfulness at points. Titles include "Drum Role", "Sleepwalker", "For Stu", and a version of the Mingus classic "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Silk Blues". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Ananda ProjectRe - Release ... CD
Nite Grooves, 2001. Used .... $4.99
A remixed version of the Ananda Project's Release album – featuring a dozen tracks from that set, all redone in some very ambitious versions! Titles include "Bahia (Kyoto Jazz Massive mix)", "Breaking Down (Blu Mar Ten's back to mine mix)", "Expand Your Mind (King Britt Scuba main mix)", "Cascades Of Color (Sugar Love mix)", "Breaking Down (Louie's Revival mix)", "Falling For You (G Pal's Child Of The Sun mix)", and "Falling For You (Blaze's Shelter falling voc mix)". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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ApostlesOnye Akpa/Oshi Onwu ... 7-inch
Academy/Voodoo Funk, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $7.99 12.99
Early 70s Afro Funk treasures by the Apostles on a stunning 45 – material mined in a joint effort by Academy & Voodoo Funk – both among of the most reverent and respectful diggers of rare African recordings around these days! The Apostles have a unique vibe of their own, though they carry the influences of, and a love for, the global funk and soul of their time. "Onye Akpa" pulls us right in with loose-limbed, yet walloping drums and a relentless rhythm. Punctuated with woozy organ and sweet guitar lines under shout soul vocals, this one kills all the way! "Oshi Onwu" on the other side is cut from the same sweaty cloth, begging you to shout along with the vocals and then slays you with a funky drum break and limber guitar solo. Top notch all the way down to the picture sleeve. Don't miss out! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ArroyandoNew York Power ... CD
Pozo, Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Harvey Averne DozenViva Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A wicked album of Latin Soul tunes – recorded by Harvey Averne, one of the heaviest hitting producers of the New York scene of the late 60s! The album's one of the few that Harvey issued under his own name, and it features him on piano and vibes, working with arrangements by Marty Sheller, and a tight batch of studio players who cook up the grooves in a classic Fania/Tico style! The album's got some very groovy originals – like "The Micro Mini", "You're No Good", "My Dream", and "You Mess My Mind Up" – plus some sweet little covers, like "The Think Drink Theme", "The Word", and "Wishing & Hoping" – all of which come off like some of Willie Bobo's best work of the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodAuction ... LP
Decca, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of David Axelrod's oddest records, but still a darn great one! The whole album is sort of a concept album about slavery (hence the title "The Auction"), and it has some spiritual political vocals on a number of tracks – but underneath is the usual great funky instrumentation of David Axelrod, with lots of nice deep grooves that kick the otherwise snoozy lyrics into another level. The whole thing's got a feel that's sort of like the 24 Carat Black record, with a deep soulful groove. Titles include "The Auction", "Oh! Freedom", "The Debt", "Freedom", "Sympathy", "Leading Citizen", and "Be Proud, My Race!". LP, Vinyl record album

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AztecsWorld Of Woe/Why Can't You Tell Me (colored vinyl) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $9.99
Rare organ-laced late 60s garagey rock from the Aztecs! "World Of Woe" has woozy keyboards and raw rhythms that remind us of our favorite garage nuggets of the period, but works on a deeper level, thanks to some moody lyrics and surprisingly strong group harmonies. "Why Can't You Tell Me" is a more raucous, uptempo rager – but again, cuts deep thanks to some groovy harmonies. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. Used .... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – as the group's got a deeper, more solid sound than some of the more fragile outfits of their era. Production is very strong – thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland powerhouse sound of the time – and the group's vocals are supported on a full groove that really helps send the whole thing over the top! The title cut "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" is a stone classic – and other nice tracks include "Rain", "I Had it All", and "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way". Loads of bonus tracks too – including "Trapped In A Love", "I Had It All (single)", "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (inst)", "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (single)", "Born On The Wild (voc)", and "Born On The Wild (inst)". CD
(Includes obi!)

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New BenetBenet (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1992. New Copy .... $13.99
A pretty sweet batch of early 90s R&B from Benet – which is the brother and sister duo of Eric and Lisa Benet – a couple years before Eric would conquer the charts as a solo act! It's a nice little record that's warm and good-natured, and produced with a bright and smooth, but not overly slick vibe. Musicians include Jeff Lorber, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Jackson Jr, Dave Koz and other major players – so you know the sessions are legit – and the family vocal chemistry is pretty sweet. Titles include a modern R&B take on "Rainy Days And Sundays", plus "Only Want To Be With You", "I Remember When", "Never Get Enough", He Said, She Said", "In The Spring", "'Til We Meet Again" and more. Also includes a bonus instrumental version of "Only Want To Be With You". CD

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BerliozSymphonie Fantastique Op 14 – Seiji Ozawa/Toronto Symphony ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $3.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker, spot of tape on the spine and WGN Library letters on the back.)

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Chuck BerryOne Dozen Berrys (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $13.99
One dozen "berrys", all of them great – the fresh fruits of the labors of a young Chuck Berry – heard here at his raw, early best! The sound here is stunning – a version of Chuck that gets way past any oldies cliches – and which reminds us that at the start, his music was coming from the same Chess Records fount as Bo Diddley's riffing guitar and Muddy Waters' Chicago blues! The tunes all work together perfectly – and the familiar numbers fit in perfectly with overlooked gems that really make the album great – especially when Chuck's guitar is really given a chance to step out and solo. Titles include "La Juanda", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "It Don't Take But A Few Minutes", "Rock & Roll Music", and "Low Feeling". CD features an insane 14 bonus tracks – including "21", "Vacation Time", "Beautiful Delilah", "21 Blues", and lots of alternate and different takes of other tunes too! CD

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $22.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)

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Art BlakeyNight In Tunisia (Blue Note) (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used .... $19.99
One of a number of Art Blakey albums titled after "Night In Tunisia" – and most likely the best! The tune is a perfect fit for the Blakey Jazz Messengers format – long, rhythmic, really stretching out, yet allowing plenty of space for the horn players to solo. Players include Bobby Timmons on piano, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a killer lineup that's in really classic form here – driven on nicely by Blakey's drums and bass work by Jymie Merritt. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", with Blakey thundering through impeccably – plus the tracks "Yama", "Kozo's Waltz", and a version of Timmons' great "So Tired". CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality, penmark through barcode.)

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Fred BongustoSuper Fantozzi ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1986. Used .... $11.99
Fred Bongusto comes up with a plenty playful score for this goofy 80s film – the story of civilization, but from the perspective of a loser! The music moves between serious scoring and more whimsical numbers – the latter of which feature more of the 80s elements, especially keyboards, that you might expect from the date – especially on the clubby-grooving main theme. Other instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic – sometimes the former aping the latter – and this deluxe reissue features 28 tracks that include "Super Torneo", "Tema D'Amore Excalibur", "Fantozzo Antico", "Regata Super", "Super Maratona", "Super Shimmy", and "Super Jazz Club". CD
(Limited edition!)

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New Randy BrownWelcome To My Room/Midnight Desire ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy .... $14.99
Two killers from Randy Brown – sublime 70s soul, back to back on a single CD! Welcome To My Room is a mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album's got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work by better-known 70s contemporaries – like Leroy Hutson or Lamont Dozier – polished, but never slick – and flowing out with a sensual groove that's especially nice on the more laidback or midtempo cuts. Randy's vocals have some great deep soul echoes – much more so than other singers of this type – and mixed with the warm production from Homer Banks and Carl Hampton, they give the album a rich quality that totally grabs us – a bit like some of Teddy Pendergrass' best mellow work with The Blue Notes. Titles include "I Love You Baby", "Love Is All We Need", "Do It Baby", "Too Little In Common", and "I'd Rather Hurt Myself". Midnight Desire is a sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". CD

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Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had a lot of background in soul and R&B, and brings all of those elements to work nicely on the grooves. Rusty's still out front soloing nicely – in a manner that recalls Stanley Turrentine on CTI or Hank Crawford on Kudu – and other players include Ott himself on keyboards, Wilbur Baxcomb on bass, George Devens on vibes, David Spinozza on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Funky cuts include "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong" – and other titles include "Draggin The Line", "Red Eye Special", and "Troubles". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peabo BrysonPositive ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Peabo Bryson in prime pop soul years – a time when he was really crossing over big, thanks to a strong ear for the mainstream market! Bryson's as positive and confident here as you might guess from the title – a master balladeer in the smoother soul mode – still with that incredible range in his voice, but also a bit more concerned with the softer, more intimate side of his vocal powers. Regina Belle duets with Peabo on the track "Without You" – which was penned by Lamont Dozier – and other titles include "Positive", "Come On Over Tonight", "I Want To Know", "Tonight", "When We Need It Bad", "Hurt", and "This Time Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Nick Butcher, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, etcFree Jazz Bitmaps Vol 1 ... LP
Sonnenzimmer, 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and house records, and really deconstructed so that you can hardly hear a trace of the original sounds at all – nicely obtuse, and sounding a lot like Nick was working from scratch! Side two features other musicians each given a track from side one, then encouraged to play their own live improvised take on the track – each with a very different flavor! So on the first half, you've got Nick serving up cuts like "Cozy Kitchen", "Great Lake", "Formats", and "Implements" – and side two features 6 solo numbers, each with a different artist – Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jason Roebke on bass, Tim Daisy on marimba, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed on drums! Very nice package, too – with a hand-printed die-cut cover and sleeve! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Sal CanzonieriElectric Frankenstein! – High Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art ... Book
Dark Horse, 2004. New Copy .... $5.99 19.95
A rock and roll poster book – but one that features posters for only one band – Electric Frankenstein! Don't let that single-subject quality fool you, though – because the book's overflowing with variety – very vivid work from some of the leading lights in the indie/underground poster world – including Savage Pencil, Kaz, Frank Kozik, Dyland Forbes, and many many others – over 180 different artists, each chosen to do a different gig poster or flyer for the band! The book is full color, and even more vivid inside than its cover – with a great retro-horror vibe on most of the images too. 160 pages, full color, softcover. Book

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Fiorenzo CarpiLe Avventure Di Pinocchio (3CD set) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy 3CD .... $28.99
One of the weirdest versions of Pinocchio you'll ever see – not the animated cartoon by Disney, but a strange live action production for 70s Italian TV! The music here is surprisingly great – and comes off with a flair that's maybe even more complicated than the images on the screen – a mix of surprisingly sensitive orchestrations with a few lighter melodies that recall some of the work of Nino Rota – but mixed more with some darker 70s elements, as in some of the later Fellini films. This massive 3CD set features a stunning 107 tracks in all – not just the original album, but dozens and dozens of alternate takes, and rare TV cues as well – making for a musical package that may well be more stunning than the strange show itself! CD

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Chairmen Of The BoardBittersweet (Japanese pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used .... $22.99
An excellent album from this sublime soul trio! The record's got a nice heavy style – similar to the funky soul that was creeping into the sound of other artists on the Invictus label – and it rumbles along with a nice fuzzy edge that adds a whole new dimension to the incredible vocals of the group. Holland-Dozier-Holland produced, but the real skill here is that of General Johnson and Greg Perry – who wrote all the songs on the album save one – and whose vocal genius really makes the whole thing soar. The album yielded no hits for the group, but still has plenty of great numbers – and with General Johnson's vocals, just about anything would sound great! Cuts include "Bittersweet", "Weary Traveler", "So Glad You're Mine", "Elmo James", "Working On A Building Of Love", and "Men Are Getting Scarce". CD featyures two bonus tracks – "Let Me Down Easy" and "Everybody's Got A Song To Sing". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Chairmen Of The BoardIn Session (Japanese pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
A killer album by the Chairmen of the Board! The record's their second – and although the "In Session" title, photos on the front, and liner notes all make it appear to be a live album, it's actually a studio session, with the same great Holland-Dozier-Holland production as the first! The album includes an amazing track called "All We Need Is Understanding", a jaunty groover with this funky organ at the beginning, and some killer vocals by General Johnson. It's one of the group's best tracks ever – and the record has plenty of other nice ones – like "Pay To The Piper", "Hanging On To A Memory", "When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me", and "Chairmen Of The Board". Plus, the record includes their great version of "Patches", which they wrote for Clarence Carter – already on their first album, but featured here again for some strange reason! Who cares, though – because we love the track! CD also features the bonus cut "Try My Love On For Size". CD

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Michael ChapmanWrecked Again ... CD
Harvest/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy .... $14.99
A classic set from British singer/songwriter Michael Chapman – his last recorded for the Harvest Records label, but done in a way that has the sort of rootsy undercurrents you'd be more likely to find in work from the US! Chapman plays both acoustic and electric guitar, often blended together in ways that echo his folk roots, but push things into a headier space overall – especially when some of the larger arrangements come into the mix – used sparingly, but in ways that show the deeper currents of the lyrics. Paul Buckmaster handled these orchestrations, with just the right touch – and titles include "Polar Bear Fandango", "Indian Queens", "Wrecked Again", "Time Enough To Spare", "Night Drive", and "Mozart Lives Upstairs". CD
Also available Wrecked Again (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP 18.99

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Michael ChapmanWrecked Again (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP
Harvest/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $18.99
A classic set from British singer/songwriter Michael Chapman – his last recorded for the Harvest Records label, but done in a way that has the sort of rootsy undercurrents you'd be more likely to find in work from the US! Chapman plays both acoustic and electric guitar, often blended together in ways that echo his folk roots, but push things into a headier space overall – especially when some of the larger arrangements come into the mix – used sparingly, but in ways that show the deeper currents of the lyrics. Paul Buckmaster handled these orchestrations, with just the right touch – and titles include "Polar Bear Fandango", "Indian Queens", "Wrecked Again", "Time Enough To Spare", "Night Drive", and "Mozart Lives Upstairs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a nice gatefold tip on jacket – with bonus download.)
Also available Wrecked Again ... CD 14.99

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Ray CharlesRay Charles And Betty Carter/Dedicated To You ... CD
ABC/Rhino, Early 60s. Used .... $8.99
Two great albums by Ray Charles on one CD! Ray Charles & Betty Carter is a classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Ray during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". Dedicated To You is a bit more polished, and features Ray singing tributes to a dozen ladies that are supposedly the "you" in the title! Tracks include "Josephine", "Candy", "Ruby", "Stella (By Starlight)", "Hardhearted Hannah", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". 24 cuts in all – and very nicely remastered! CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Calello OrchestraCalello Serenade (aka Sing, Sing, Sing) ... LP
Midsong, 1979. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Everything old is new again – and a key entry in the disco trend of updating older swing tunes for the 70s! Charlie does it better than most here – thanks to tight instrumentation from players like David Spinozza on guitar and Richard Tee on piano – and an overall groove that also has a fair bit of horns in the mix too! Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Cissy Houston, and Jocelyn Brown – and rhythms are well thought-out too – not just easy disco, but changed up enough for each track, and almost a bit funky in their swing at times. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "Temptation", "Star Dust", "In The Mood", "Opus One", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Boozoo ChavisJohnnie Billy Goat ... CD
Rounder, 2000. Used .... $8.99
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June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Good .... $1.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Original Mono recording – from 1953. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a peeled mark from sticker removal, a split top seam, splitting on the bottom seam, and some wear.)

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Cozy ColeChronogical Cozy Cole – 1944 to 1945 ... CD
Classics (France), 1944/1945. Used .... $18.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Cozy Cole, Red Allen, Charlie Shavers & OthersJazz At The Metropole ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A very cool, very unusual session – one that features Al Jazzbo Collins narrating a live performance from the Metropole club in New York – a trad jazz date, but one that's done with a mighty gritty edge! There's plenty of trumpet in the lead – and Red Allen sings on a few numbers with a style that's almost R&B – and which shows that the space between different jazz genres isn't so great if you know where to look. Both Allen and Charlie Shavers get in plenty of great solos, and Cozy Cole provides some nicely sharp rhythms as well. Titles include the long jammer "Jazz At The Metropole" – plus "Buddy Bolden Said", "Cotton Tail", "Kiss The Baby", and "Trumpet Conversation". CD

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Willie ColonCosa Nuestra (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1972. Used .... $19.99
A monster album of 70s salsa – and one that has bad boy Willie Colon taking the Latin world by storm – forging the new sound that would push him and the New York scene into the frontline of 70s Latin! Willie's got a strength on the set that's very much in keeping with his machine gun pose on the cover – a no-nonsense salsa groove that's overflowing with righteous pride and youthful energy – consciously aware of its new direction, and not afraid to show it! The album features the classic dancefloor groover "Che Che Cole", plus the tracks "Lo Me Llores Mas", "Sonero Mayor", "Sangrigorda", "Ausencia", and "Te Conozco". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Chris ConnorMisty ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy .... $13.99
An unusual set from the legendary vocalist Chris Connor – a record that's graced with a boozy later image of Chris on the front, but which features a host of rare gems from her late 50s years at Atlantic Records! There's some really wonderful work on the record that easily matches, if not beats Chris Connor gems on some of her bigger albums of the time – especially since some of the cuts show Connor trying out some new modes, and new ideas – elements that go past her usual vocal jazz styles, with some cool inflections that really open things up. Highlights include great versions of "Senor Blues", "Moon Ride", "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman", and "Invitation" – plus "Long Hot Summer", "Fortune Cookies", "Circus", and "Flying Home". CD

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Craig GKingpin ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Very Good .... $13.99
A Juice Crew classic, in spite of some less than stellar moments like "Turn This House Into A Home", though Craig G's so fierce on the mic on cuts like "Shootin' The Gift", that we can forgive him for the few tracks on this LP that don't quite live up to that standard. Hyped production throughout by Marley Marl, with a dozen tracks in all, this album also includes "The Kingpin", "Rock The House", "The Final Chapter","Dopest Duo" and"Slammin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Rosalia De SouzaBrasil Precisa Balancar ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. Used .... $4.99
The best work so far from Rosalia De Souza – a session that features production and guitar from bossa legend Roberto Menescal, and a sound that's deeper and even more classic than any of Rosalia's other work! Most of the instrumentation here is in an older acoustic mode – piano, percussion, and horns arranged by Menescal with that beautifully lighter than air style that he first pioneered in the 60s – an approach that lets Rosalia's vocals drift along on wonderfully gentle rhythms, and dominate the record even more than before. Given that the set's on Schema, there's still a nicely rhythmic component to most numbers – but overall, the record's a bold step forward even for the label – similar to the all-acoustic move made by Nicola Conte in his own recordings! Marcos Valle joins in on vocals on "Que Bandeira", and other tunes include "Onde Anda O Meu Amor", "Voz Da Lapa", "Jogo De Roda", "Rio De Janeiro", "Mar Amar", "Um Novo Dia", and "Vivo Sonhando". CD

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Decompoze Featuring JUICEDecompoze Presents (street, edit, inst, rmx street, rmx edit, rmx inst)/Beast Within (street, inst) ... 12-inch
Orchestrated Productions, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $4.99
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Del The Funky HomosapienDr Bombay (LP, rmx, inst)/Hoodz Come In Dozens (LP, SD50 rmx)/Eye Examination ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1992. Good+ (pic cover).... $5.99
Some of our favorite tracks off the I Wish My Brother George Was Here LP, including a nice remix from the Stimulated Dummies and the non-LP track "Eye Examination". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DeodatoImpulso! ... CD
Ubatuqui (Spain), 1964/1998. New Copy .... $15.99
Incredible early work by Deodato! This record's got the maestro picking up the Hammond organ, and playing with a samba/bossa group – for a sound that's similar to Walter Wanderley's Brazilian recordings, but which have a bit more going on in the instrumental department – thanks to some great work on saxes, trombone, and trumpet! Dom Um Romao and Wilson Das Neves are on drums, and the record's got a firey sound to it that's a perfect complement to the great bossa keyboard lines by Deodato – tightly rhythmic, but also fluid and smooth too. Tracks include "So Por Amor", "Baiaozinho", "Cheers!", "Samba Nova", "Pouca Duracao", "Esperanca", "Ela E Carioca", and "Menina Certinha". CD

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DiverseOne AM ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2003. Used .... $2.99
Here's a superb full length debut from Chicago's Diverse – with production by Prefuse 73, RJD2, Madlib and others – plus appearances by Lyrics Born, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Jean Grae, and Chicago jazz mainstays Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. You kinda know what to expect when you have names as renowned as those above on the boards – and the whole thing pounds as consistently as any hip hop longplayer we heard in '03. Diverse's flow is as strong and busy as veterans like Kweli and the best Quannum cats – and the fact that this is only his first album is pretty phenomenal. This is easily one of the strongest underground hip hop debuts we've heard in recent years – one that gets us rolling waaaaaay more than a lot of the more hyped and celebrated product in the more innovative annals underground. Not that Diverse is lacking praise in most hipsterati circles, but the fact that we're digging this one as proudly as the college radio kids either means hell hath frozen over – or there's a little something here for just about any serious, conscientious hip hop fan! Includes "Certified", "Uprock", "Big Game" featuring Vast Aire, "Ain't Right", "Blindman", "Explosive" with Lyrics Born, "Under The Hammer" with Jean Grae, "Leaving" and more. CD

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The James Brown Band on the leadoff cut – but even when they drop out, and Doggett's combo goes out on their own, the sound is still amazing – tight, soulful, and very much in a funky 45 style all the way through! Drums are hard, the organ is nice and fluid, and the sound is prime late 60s instrumental funk – a groove that Doggett never managed to reach again, which makes this record a real standout treasure. The album includes the legendary funky break cuts "Honky Tonk" and "Honky Tonk Popcorn", plus lots of other nice groovers, like "A Doozy", "Mad", "Slippin In", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Honky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $14.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The James Brown Band on the leadoff cut – but even when they drop out, and Doggett's combo goes out on their own, the sound is still amazing – tight, soulful, and very much in a funky 45 style all the way through! Drums are hard, the organ is nice and fluid, and the sound is prime late 60s instrumental funk – a groove that Doggett never managed to reach again, which makes this record a real standout treasure. The album includes the legendary funky break cuts "Honky Tonk" and "Honky Tonk Popcorn", plus lots of other nice groovers, like "A Doozy", "Mad", "Slippin In", and "Corner Pocket". CD features great notes, and more bonus tracks that include "Sassy B", "Before Lunch", "Short Stack", "Wet & Satisfied", "Some Kind Of Head", and "For Once In My Life". CD
Also available Honky Tonk Popcorn ... LP 9.99

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New Pierre Dorge & New Jungle OrchestraTjak Tjaka Tchicai ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
Pierre Dorge pays tribute to the late reedman John Tchicai – a frequent musical partner over the years, and a player who's shaped the sound of countless others on both sides of the Atlantic! Tchicai got his start with Archie Shepp on the New York scene of the 60s, but moved over to Denmark by the end of that decade – and ended up having a good deal of interaction with guitarist Pierre Dorge in years to come, including performances on some of the best sessions by the New Jungle Orchestra! This album really recalls those great ones – as Dorge chooses tunes that seem to have an especially spiritual flavor, and evoke Tchicai in ways that most of the group's recent work might not have – using especially strong passages from reed players who include Jakob Mygind on tenor and soprano, Anders Banke on tenor and bass clarinet, and Morten Carlson on tenor and taragot. Titles include "Mozombo", "A Rufous Mot Mot", "Jungle Sketches", "Autobahn Tchicai Zwei", "Lucianus In Congo", and "Tjak Tjaka Tchicai". CD

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Lamont DozierLet Me Start Tonite/I Wanna Be With You ... 7-inch
ABC, 1975. Very Good .... $1.99
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Lamont DozierTrying To Hold On To My Woman/We Don't Want Nobody To Come Between Us ... 7-inch
ABC, 1973. Very Good .... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(A-side label is blank, with just an ABC logo.)

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Lamont DozierWorking On You ... CD
CBS/Expansion (UK), 1981. Used .... $12.99
A sweet mellow groover from the mighty Lamont Dozier – a set that's not nearly as well known as his earlier work of the 70s, but one that has the Motown man still riding strong! In contrast to the fuller, clubbier grooves of Dozier's ABC work, most of the tunes here are a bit more laidback and mellow – still with a groove, but not nearly as full-on – and with a sophisticated, sensual feel that's a fair bit like Leon Ware at his best! Production is nice and warm throughout, but never too slick – and there's some really compelling keyboard bits, especially some use of Prophet 5, which makes for a nice contrast with Lamont's vocals. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Why", "Playing For Keeps", "Chained", "Cool Me Out", "Working On You", "Starting Over", and "You Made Me A Believer". CD

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Jozef DumoulinFender Rhodes Solo ... CD
BEE Jazz, 2013. Used .... $6.99
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New Vikter DuplaixInternational Affairs V 1.0 ... CD
WEA (France), 2002. Used .... $3.99
Radikal soul from the Philly Underground – a full album of work by Vikter Duplaix, one of the most important Philly talents of recent years, finally stepping out in his own set! Vikter's been making his mark in recent years with great contributions on compilations, singles, and remix projects – but this set's the first full album of his own work, and it's a doozy! The record has a lot more sharp edges and chancey moments than some of the other recent Philly soul records – a strange blend of soul, electronics, and groundbreaking production techniques – certainly one of the most striking records to grace your stereo in recent years. Titles include "What We Want", "Departure", "Lust For Life", "Morena", "Tropical Girl", "I Got You", "Morning Fun", "Can We Be Lovers", and "Late Night Rendezvous". CD

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DustyMood Matters ... CD
Jazz & Milk (Germany), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $8.99
As you might imagine, we're huge fans of any artist with Dusty in their name – but these guys have a really special sound we've been digging since their start! The record may well be the best we've heard so far from this cool German project – one rooted in the core contributions of Christoph Doepke, but which features loads of live guest instrumentation to really flesh out the sound – taking things into territory that includes a bit of Afro Funk, jazzy fusion, and Neo Soul – a nice sense of variety, but all without ever making the album sound too scattered or all over the map! Instead, Dusty has a great way of doing everything just the right way – with a solid vibe that almost takes us back to the best years of the Schema or Compost labels. Titles include "Mood Matters", "Danse Macabre", "Seventy Three", "Longing Lingers", "Cultura", "Mozafrique", "Colors Per Minute", and "Under The Same Drum". CD

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – Royal Blue ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy .... $2.99
Here's a big bag for the folks who really like to do a lot of shopping – a sweet, wide tote that can handle plenty of goods, then fold up easily for carrying around! If you're digging for records, the bag can easily carry 30 or 40 LPs – or dozens of CDs and 7" singles – and if you're shopping for groceries, you'll find that the bag works even better than your usual reusable bags – because it's wider than it is deep, which makes everything easy to get at! Straps are big enough to get over your shoulder – which makes getting around town very easy – and if that's not enough, the whole thing's got the Dusty Groove logo on the side! Misc

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Dusty Groove CoffeeSoulful Sunshine – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 14.99
Brighten your world with Soulful Sunshine – a medium-bodied brew that balances fruity notes with echoes of toffee and cocoa – easy to sip all day long! The coffee's a perfect accompaniment to a light lunch, an afternoon snack, or a quick cup on its own – and also mixes well with others, too. Bourbon, Typica grown at 1,000 to 1,700 meters. Region: Mexico. Direct Trade. Misc

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DVDChi-Sound II – Steppin Around The World (DVD) ... DVD
Chicago Steppers, 1999. New Copy DVD .... $8.99
Recent grooves, but often done with a richly classic feel – one that recalls the waning years of the Chicago Soul scene at the start of the 80s! The package is an effort from the re-activated Chi-Sound label – and it takes up where Carl Davis modern soul imprint left off – a smooth, mellow approach to contemporary R&B that's served up with plenty of class, and pointed directly at the new wave of dancefloor steppers in Chicago! Vocals here are by a variety of different singers, but there's a unified feel to most of the music – an approach that stays mostly in the mellower side of the spectrum, but still maintains a good sense of groove – one that comes from gently stepping beats, warm keyboard parts, and some slight jazzy touches to class things up a bit. Titles include "Soul" by Barry J, "Steppin All Over The World" by Gold Boy, "1st Fruit" by Stephen Dawson, "Steppin Into Darkness" by Paris, "Hang Time" by Kozii, "Better Step Up "by Theresa Davis, "High Steppin" by Sherry Scott, and "Time & Time Again" by Nicole Steel. DVD is an older instructional DVD on stepping – with the original 8 count instructional video from 1999, plus more! DVD

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8th Day8th Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
The first album by 8th Day – a record with a bit of a complicated pedigree, but a massive amount of 70s Detroit soul as well! The set was supposedly compiled to cash in on the group's hit single "She's Not Just Another Woman" – reportedly recorded by 100 Proof Aged In Soul, but issued under the name 8th Day, so that it wouldn't compete with the group's other hits on the charts! But after that cut took off, Holland-Dozier-Holland needed a group to back it up, so they assembled some lesser-known, but strong, Detroit soul talents to record this album. Unlike the group's second album, which is a much funkier affair overall, this one sounds a lot like 100 Proof – with a raspy southern-tinged soul approach, filtered through some tighter, more full-on HDH arrangements that really give the whole thing a great sort of punch! A great album if you dig the Invictus/Hot Wax soul sound – and titles include "I'm Worried", "Enny Meeny Miny Mo", "You've Got To Crawl Before You Walk", "Just As Long", and "She's Not Just Another Woman". Features the bonus tracks "She's Not Just Another Woman (single)", "Eeny Meeny Miny Mo (inst)", "If I Could See The Light In The Window", and "If I Could See The Light In The Window (inst)". CD

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Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... CD
Columbia (France), 1956. Used .... $19.99
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". CD
(Out of print.)

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EPMDUnfinished Business ... CD
Fresh, 1989. New Copy .... $5.99
The second album of heavy east coast funk and slow rolling rhymes from the brothers from Brentwood. Nice, fat trunk rattling production and Eric and Parrish's trademark back and forth rhymes keep this set fresh,even today. Loaded with classics: "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the Bozack", "The Big Payback", "Please Listen to My Demo", "Snappin' Necks", and "You Had Too Much To Drink". CD

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ErsenErsen (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... $9.99
Funky Turkish rock from the enigmatic Ersen – an artist we'd rank right up there with Erkin Koray and Selda for choppy grooves and offbeat music! Like both of those artists, Ersen works in that vein of Turkish rock known as Arabesk or Andalou pop – a very cool blend of Western psychedelic influences and more regional Eastern sounds – all woven together here with some totally great rhythms that are very much in the best rock-break mode! The guitars alone are worth the price of admission – often blending the electric and folkloric – and the music has great appeal to anyone digging tripped-out funky rock of the Cherrystones or Finders Keepers variety. CD features 16 killers from Ersen's best years – supported with pages of English language notes by Andy Votel, which really help you understand the music a lot better than if you found some original pressings. Titles include "Temek", "Sor Kendine", "Guzele Bak Guzele", "Kozan Dagi", "Gunese Don Cicegim", "Metelik", "Cakmagi Cak", and "Gafil Gezem Saskun". CD

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Milo Fine/Paul MetzgerConcerning The Other Condition/Spontaneous Composition Generator ... LP
Nero's Neptune, 2009. New Copy .... $14.99
A split LP – featuring a side apiece by each of the artists above! Milo Fine plays b flat clarinet on "Moosbrugger", but also steps over to a prepared piano too – or the "remains" of one – where he suddenly moves from the contemplative tones of the clarinet to some very wild musings with great ferocity on the keys! "Ulrich" then features Fine on some great free drum work on a conventional kit – a nice change. Paul Metzger sounds even more wonderful on "Spontaneous Composition Generator" on the flipside – named after the cool device used for the piece – a wooden box that contains parts of 37 music boxes, then added with other elements, and wired to a dozen pickups! The sound is amazing – very revolutionary and spontaneous – and in a compelling space between avant composition elements and free jazz. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – with some cool paper inserts that appear to be hand-pressed!)

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Sonny FortuneLong Before Our Mothers Cried (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $24.99
A real early moment of genius from reedman Sonny Fortune – a classic set cut for the Strata East label, and one that's got a lot more depth and edge than some of Fortune's later records! Don't get us wrong, we always love Sonny to death – but there's really something special going on here – a quality that has Fortune breaking from some of the straighter scenes he was working in a few years before, and going for a righteous style he'd never create this well again – a rich approach to the music that's very much at home on Strata East! Tracks are long, and graced not only with wonderfully searching solos from Sonny on alto, soprano sax, and flute – but also features trumpet from Charles Sullivan, Fender Rhodes and piano from Stanley Cowell, bass from Wayne Dockery, drums from Chip Lyle, and percussion from the heady trio of Richard Landrum, Mario Munoz, and Angel Allende. The percussion is quite heavy at times, and gives the record a really rootsy feel at some of the best moments – and tracks include the massive 15 minute "Long Before Our Mothers Cried", plus "Tribute To A Holiday", "Wayneish", "Sound Of Silents", and "Five For Trane". CD

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Four TopsFour Tops ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
The first full album from The Four Tops – and a tremendous showcase for their wonderful harmony vocals! The group has an organic quality that's wonderful enough on its own – one of the tightest, most fully-formed of all the Motown groups – but they get pushed strongly over the top here with some sublime Holland/Dozier production – stepping rhythms, swirling strings, and just the right sort of instrumentation to set fire to the legendary lead vocals of Levi Stubbs! There's a few hits on the record, and some great lesser-known gems too – and titles include the classic "Baby I Need Your Loving", plus "Without The One You Love", "Call On Me", "Sad Souvenirs", "Where Did You Go", "Tea House In China Town", "Left With A Broken Heart", "Your Love Is Amazing", and "Ask The Lonely". CD

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New Four TopsFour Tops Second Album ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
The Four Tops' second album – and quite possibly the most hitbound of all their early Motown work! The album's overflowing with classic numbers – and features the perennial favorites "I Can't Help Myself" and "It's The Same Old Song" – as well as a totally winning batch of other tunes, all produced to perfection by the Holland/Dozier team! The sound is classic Motown all the way through – still some nice rough edges on the group's vocals – and killer lead work from Levi Stubbs. Other tracks include "Helpless", "Love Feels Like Fire", "Something About You", "I'm Grateful", and "Stay In My Lonely Arms". CD

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Kim FowleyLord Of Garbage (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy .... $12.99 13.95
Kim Fowley, an author? Stranger things have happened – and given Fowley's penchant for putting his finger in just about every pie that came within reach, the whole thing's no surprise at all! The book is a stunning account of Fowley's important years in the music business – working in the sometimes lowest reaches of the LA scene, yet sometimes hitting the highest heights too – all told in really interesting detail, with a pacing that's completely unique! At lots of points, it kind of feels like Kim's telling you the story of his life over a few dozen drinks at the bar – with all the tangents you might expect – but at other times, there's this lucidity that's right in line with the Fowley genius in the studio – that way of being and going crazy while still holding all your cool – summed up perfectly in these few lines near the end of the book: "Well this is my version of what happened to me. I don't know if it really happened or not, but I think it did. I'm holding back a lot of stuff because it's too overwhelming in its darkness and it would be a sad read." Book

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New Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used 2CD .... $19.99
A great presentation of the set that finally gave Motown's legendary studio combo their due – the soundtrack to the documentary Standing In The Shadows Of Motown – expanded tremendously for this set! The core 15 tracks on the set includes some killer Motown instrumentals, plus "tribute" tracks sung by contemporary artists – but much better is the bonus material, which includes some other important Motown tracks, plus a full disc of dialogue and "naked" remixes of the original Motown hits! Bonus disc features dialogue from Jack Ashford, Eddie Willis, Lamont Dozier, and others – plus instrumentals of "I Second That Emotion", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Mercy Mercy Me", "It's A Shame", "Home Cookin", "For Once In My Life", "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", and "Don't Mess With Bill". 43 titles in all on 2 discs – with bonus cuts that include "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey, "Higher & Higher" by Jackie Wilson, and "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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FusionTop Soul ... CD
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy .... $12.99
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". CD

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Mort GarsonSigns Of The Zodiac – Scorpio ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold .... $4.99
A really crazy LP of Zodiac pondering, with cool electronic music by Mort Garson – the guy behind "The Wozzard of Id"! There's some cool spoken bits about the featured "sign" on the LP – then these cool little musical interludes, which are very much in Garson's best modes. An exhaustive series, with 12 LPs in all, and loads of nice bits throughout – also comes with your own moon chart, dramatic narration, and lots of cool sounds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Marvin GayeHow Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
Plenty sweet stuff from Marvin Gaye – a killer 60s set that's best known for the hit title track, but which is a rock-solid record all the way through! The rhythms really hit that upbeat, hard-stepping sound that seems to dig even more deeply into Gaye's soul than in the early years – that bad-walking Motown quality that really oozes sex and sophistication, pushing Marvin's vocals to new heights in the process! All cuts are great, and the album's an amazing step forward for Marvin – a mighty move that showed that there was no turning back, and that his previous hits were just the beginning. Titles include "One Of These Days", "How Sweet It Is", "Forever", "No Good Without You", "Now That You've Won Me", "Need Somebody", "You're A Wonderful One", and "Try It Baby". CD

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Gentlemen ThreeSound Explosion ... LP
Orbit, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $49.99
Obscure album of raw organ jazz from Detroit, played by The Gentlemen Three – a trio that includes King Bartel on tenor, Cortez Love on percussion, and Earl Marshall on organ. The sound is choppy hard organ jazz, with a groove that's similar to other small-label records of this type (such as the classic Cozy Eggleston album from Chicago). The tracks are a mix of originals and very well-chosen jazz standards, and titles include "More Soul Than Soulful", "Runaway Slave", "Killer Joe", "Black Cat", and Charles Earland's "Letha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has an autograph in one corner, and a light stain in another – but this is a great copy overall.)

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Dizzy Gillespie with Chano PozoDizzy Gillespie & His Big Band In Concert ... LP
GNP, 1948. Very Good .... $8.99
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop Latin Jazz groove of the time! The recording was done live, but the quality's strong – and titles include "Good Bait", "Emanon", "Ool Ya Koo", and a classic reading of "Manteca"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, splitting and tape on the seams, and some marker and stains on the back.)

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New Glass HouseInside The Glass House (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. Used .... $14.99
A great album by one of lost groups on the Invictus label! Glass House were a stellar male/female vocal group with a good deep soul sound – very much in the spirit of other Invictus albums of the era, with a tremendous feel for down home, gritty soul but executed with the smooth HDH vibe – a really wonderful blend that's slightly different than other Holland-Dozier-Holland productions of the time – making The Glass House a real standout in 70s soul! Ronald Dunbar handled all of the production for Holland-Dozier-Holland, and he also wrote most of the tracks – and titles include "You Ain't Livin' Unless You're Lovin", "Crumbs Off The Table", "Heaven Is There To Guide Us", and "I Surrendered". CD features three bonus tracks too – "Bad Bill Of Goods", "He's In My Life", and "I Can't Be You". CD
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Glass HouseThanks I Needed That (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $21.99
The sublime second album from The Glass House – even rarer than the group's first, and an overlooked gem in the Holland-Dozier-Holland treasure box of the early 70s! There's a sweetness here that you don't always find on other H-D-H projects – a touch of harmony soul that really makes the album come off with a great deal of charm, even though there's plenty of Invictus Records force in the grooves – that great post-Motown sound that the label pioneered as the second generation of Detroit soul. Arrangements are by McKinley Jackson and HB Barnum – and the album's filled with great titles that include "Horse & Rider", "House Is Not A Home", "VIP", "Thanks I Needed That", "Don't Let It Rain On Me", and "Giving Up The Ring". CD features three bonus tracks – "Playing Games", "Let It Flow (single)", and the Scherrie Payne solo track "It Ain't The World". CD

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GoblinIl Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark (remastered edition) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A rare non-soundtrack record from Goblin – but done in a style that's equally wonderful as their famous music for horror films! The set really shows the progressive roots from which they sprang – with a sound that's a bit fuller than some of their soundtrack work, and which also has vocals too – sung in Italian, but with a very Peter Gabriel sort of edge to them. Keyboards figure heavy in the mix, and there's also some really nice dark undercurrents too – on titles that include "La Danza", "Mark Il Bagarozzo", "Terra Di Goblin", "Un Ragazzo D'Argento", and "Notte". CD

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GoblinZombi – Dawn Of The Dead (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
One of the first great horror soundtracks by the legendary Goblin – penned for the wonderful follow-up to Night Of The Living Dead! The music is a wonderful mix of Goblin's cool keyboard lines with some fuzzier guitar bits – those rockish elements that the group virtually introduced to horror film scoring in the 70s, but which so many others would borrow from them strongly in the next decade! And given the film's slightly tongue-in-cheek approach, the use of the music works wonderfully – never cheesy, but with a knowing quality that really shows the strength of the group. Titles include "Zaratozom", "La Caccia", "Oblio", "Risveglio", "Zombi", and "Safari". LP, Vinyl record album

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James GovanWanted – The Fame Recordings ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
A dozen previously-unreleased tracks from the great James Govan – presented here with work from some of his rare singles from Fame Records! All the music was recorded at Muscle Shoals when the scene was at its height – headed up by production whiz Rick Hall, and backed by the great Fame studio musicians – but it's Govan himself who really makes these tunes sparkle – singing with this rich voice that's clearly rooted in the 60s modes of Otis Redding, but which also stretch forth in a new style of his own! James has this earnest appeal on record that really echoes his image on the cover of the set – and there's a charm to these tunes that really goes beyond the usual southern soul of the period –far past any overdone cliches or commercial modes. The discovery of these dozen sides is a great thing for fans of southern soul – and they make a great counterpart to the few Fame singles that Govan ever issued. Titles include "I've Gone Too Far", "Something", "Stuck On Her", "Way Over Yonder", "I Shall Be Released", "You Get A Lot To Like", "Just Like A Woman", "Take Me Just As I Am", "Jambalaya", and "Wanted Lover No Experience Necessary". CD

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Rene GrandRene Grand Y Su Combo New York ... LP
Seeco, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A dozen hard early 60s Latin numbers – performed by Rene Grand and his combo, with some occasional vocals by Frankie Rodriguez – but also a number of great instrumentals with a sweet jazzy finish! The groove is very strong, with lots of mambo jazz in the mix, and a hard New York groove that really keeps the set lively – especially on the numbers that feature some smoking sax work! There's a bit of charanga moderna playing by the group, which creates some cool rhythms on the best cuts – and the album's a very unified session overall. Titles include "Cool", "Go Go Mambo", "Siga La Gente", "Sabroson", "Chacho", "Ahora No Pare", and "Going Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rufus HarleyKing/Queens ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Rufus Harley's beautiful albums for Atlantic, and a record that shouldn't work at all – but it does, and does so wonderfully! Harley plays bagpipes throughout the album – but in a way that sounds nothing like any of the snoozy Scottish assumptions you may have about the instrument – and instead draws from a rich tradition of African reed work, and creates these amazing off-kilter tones with a deeply spiritual feel! The rhythms help Rufus realize this goal quite strongly – with players who include Richard Tee on piano, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Eric Gale on guitar – plus some other added African instrumentation on a few cuts, which widens the groove nicely. Tracks include "Kings", "Queens", and surprisingly wonderful covers of "8 Miles High" and "Windy". CD

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Haydn/MozartSymphony No 83 In G Minor (La Poule)/Symphony No 29 In A Major K201 – Szymon Goldberg/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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(Gold label, Stereo pressing.)

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Lee HazlewoodLee Hazlewoodism – It's Cause & Cure ... CD
MGM/Water, 1966. Used .... $24.99
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and frustrations of the 60s generation – all with a smooth presentation and near-perfect backings from the legendary Billy Strange! If you ever needed proof of why Lee Hazlewood's so great, this album may well be it – a record we'd gladly trade for a dozen by other 60s singer/songwriters. Titles include "The Girls In Paris", "After Six", "In Our Time", "Jose", "The Old Man & His Guitar", "Dark In My Heart", and "The Nights". Fantastic stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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Heather HeadleyIn My Mind ... CD
RCA, 2006. Used .... $3.99
An great second set from Heather Headley – well on her way to becoming one of the best mainstream soul divas in years! It's been a few years since we last heard from Heather, but in that time she's sharpened her talents greatly – really deepening her sound and going for a more mature approach overall – one that should serve her well as albums come over the years. Production is by a varied lineup that includes Babyface, Lil Jon, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – giving the record a bit of a shifting feel over the course of its dozen tracks – but also a solidly-grounded professional mode that works well with Heather's mainstream ballads and mellow tunes. Titles include "In My Mind", "Am I Worth It", "Wait A Minute", "I Didn't Mean To", "How Many Ways", "Back When It Was", "Losing You", "Rain", and "Me Time". CD
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Eddie HollandEddie Holland ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the earliest albums on Motown – and the only one ever cut by Eddie Holland! Eddie's best known as a producer, arranger, and songwriter – part of the holy Holland-Dozier-Holland trinity – but back in his early days, he was a soulful tenor, with a sound and style that was a bit like Jackie Wilson or Sam Cooke – high in range, but full of depth in feeling too – with a quality that makes this rare album a real treasure! The set's got a great early Motown feel all the way through – that perfect bridge between R&B and sou, but nice and tight, too – really moving forward through the strength of Holland's musical vision. Eddie produced along with William Stevenson – and titles include "Take A Chance On Me", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Last Night I Had A Vision", "What About Me", and "Jamie", which was a relatively big single. CD

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Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features great bonus tracks too – "It's Better To Have Loved & Lost", "Ace In The Hole (single version)", "If I Can't Fly", "Somebody Is Always Messing UP My Good Thing", and "The Truth Will Come Out". CD

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Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". CD features the bonus track "We Belong Together (single version)". CD

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Freddie HubbardBundle Of Joy/Super Blue/Love Connection ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1977/1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
A triple-header from Freddie Hubbard – three late 70s albums together in a single set! Bundle Of Joy is a bundle of soul from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing beautifully over full arrangements from Bert DeCoteux – the 70s super-soul maestro who really brings a new sound to Hubbard's music! The style's a bit smoother than other Freddie albums of the time, but still really great – a wonderful plenty of his well-timed, well-punctuated work on trumpet with warm grooves supplied by Bert – filled with instrumentation that includes David T Walker on guitar, Ernie Watts on sax and flute, Azar Lawrence on tenor, David Garfield on keyboards, and even Dorothy Ashby on flute. Titles include "Portrait Of Jenny", "Rainy Day Song", "Bundle Of Joy", "From Now On", "From Behind", and "Rahsaan". Super Blue is a sweet late 70s set from Freddie Hubbard – a slight move away from some of his highly-electric sides of the CTI years, yet one that still has some of the most soulful qualities of that work! Freddie's trumpet has a nicely spacious quality throughout – one that's flowing, and almost glowing at time – cascading along with qualities you might be more likely to hear from Art Farmer on some of the gentler numbers, yet really bursting out with that old Hubbard dynamism on the rest. Other players include Joe Henderson on tenor, Hubert Laws on flute, Kenny Barron on piano and keyboards, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – and George Benson also guests on guitar on one number too. A good number of the titles are originals, and tracks include "Super Blue", "To Her Ladyship", "Take It To The Ozone", "The Gospel Truth", and "Theme For Kareem". Love Connection has Freddie Hubbard working with arranger Claus Ogerman on some expansive tracks that go beyond his earlier work in the decade – sometimes blowing mellow notes over larger orchestrations, other times working in a surprisingly lean groove that has some really soulful touches! The approach shifts from track to track, but all titles are long, and the overall effect is really great. Al Jarreau guests on a sweet vocal version of "Little Sunflower", and other players on the set include Joe Farrell and Tom Scott on reeds, and Chick Corea, who plays most of the keys on the set. Titles include "Lazy Afternoon", "This Dream", "Brigitte", and "The Love Connection". CD

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Masaru ImadaPoppy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold .... $28.99
Really lovely piano work from Masaru Imada – a player who's a bit gentler than some of his Japanese contemporaries of the early 70s, but who also works with this wonderfully lyrical tone! Imada does a great job of balancing a sense of flow with a punctuated approach to the keys – never overdone, and often with this spacious sensibility – but more pointed than a Bill Evans style as well. The first half of the album is solo material, and the second features a trio – bass is by Isoo Fukui and drums are by Mashiko Ozu – both players who step into Imada's world in a way that's subtle, but extremely effective. Titles include "Poppy", "Sea Weeds", "Ascent", "Left Alone", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaJazz Rock Legend ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy .... $26.99
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest Japanese groups of the early 70s – billed as jazz rock in the title, but with a much deeper sound overall! Reedman Jiro Inagaki definitely comes from jazz roots, but has also picked up plenty of trippy touches from the late 60s too – fuzzy guitar, sweet keyboards, and an especially strong ear for the kind of heavy drums that folks like Lou Donaldson were using to push their instrumental work into a whole new dimension! The group here is often largeish, but still has the punch of a smaller funky combo – and the set brings together some of the most soulful albums from Jiro's rare Japanese-only albums – titles that include "The Ground For Peace", "Snap Shot", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Twenty One", "Breeze", "Painted Paradise", "Sniper's Snooze", and "Express". CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Isley BrothersThis Old Heart Of Mine ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
The Isley Brothers on Motown – a really key step forward for the group, who find a whole new level of soul with help from the Holland Dozier Holland team! There's a warmth here missing from previous Isleys material – that rough edge that was more part of their rocking years, softened a bit to let the vocals really take off with straightforward power – that mix of raw energy and sublime precision they'd explore later on the T-Neck years – helped strongly here by the Motown influence. Titles include the massive hit "This Old Heart Of Mine", plus "Take Some Time Out for Love", "Baby Don't You Do It", "Nowhere To Run", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Seek & You Shall Find", and "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love". CD

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George JacksonFame Sessions (colored vinyl) ... LP
Fame/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $19.99
What the what?!? Soul sides so great they'll blow your mind – even though none of them have ever been issued before! George Jackson is one of the great lost talents of southern soul – an artist who often stayed in the background, lending his talents to others in the studio, or as a writer – but a hell of a strong artist on his own – as you'll hear in this package of 24 recordings done at the legendary Fame Studios! Jackson's vocals are great – nice and gritty, plain and honest, and with just the right sort of focus to perfectly serve up the poetry of his lyrics. And the backings are wonderful, too – that simple, soulful groove that Fame did so well – often slow-burning on the rhythm tip, with production that lets George shine right out front in the mix. Why these cuts were never issued at the time is a mystery to us – as they could have made George and a few other folks a nice little fortune and a good deal of fame. But as with most discoveries like this, the obscurity of the tracks also makes for a freshness that we love too – as if we've taken a time machine back to a period we love, and found a way to hear the "real deal" right up close! Special LP version – featuring a dozen tracks from the Fame CDs – including "Greedy Over You", "Double Lovin", "Don't Count Me Out", "Save Me", "That From The Heart", "Add A Little Sunshine", "Let The Best Man Win", "I Bit Off More Than I Can Chew", and "Bite The Hand That Feeds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson Sings With The Enrico Intra Group (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Derby/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $49.99
A rare Italian session from vibes genius Milt Jackson – and a set that features Milt on vocals instead of his usual instrument! The format here is really wonderful – and quite a change from what you might expect – as Milt's got this warm, raspy style of singing that's completely charming – and not unlike the really personal inflections he brings to his vibes. The core set features instrumentation by a small group that features Enrico Intra on piano, Giancarlo Barigozzi on alto and flute, Pallino Salonia on bass, and Gil Cuppini on drums – and two more tracks – "Hear Strings" and "Storia Di Un Amore" – feature a larger group. Two final numbers are instrumentals penned by Intra – "Intramood" and "Tribute To Milt" – both great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies! Very cool package – with heavy sleeve and a bonus photo sheet too!)
 
 
 



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