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Eilon PazDust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collection (second edition – with slipcase) ... Book
Dust & Grooves, 2014. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
A beautiful photography expedition into some the world's foremost vinyl collections, and interviews with the collectors! Dust & Grooves is an amazing tome for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's filled with mouth watering, large scale, full color photos of some the most incredible record rooms you'll ever be lucky enough to see. Beyond that, the interviews really get to the heart and soul of what drives the record diggers themselves. It's a varied bunch, including some famous artists and DJs like Gilles Peterson and King Britt, but many more private, but just as passionate collectors. Dust & Grooves creator Eilon Paz is of them – one of us, actually – and his labor of love here is completely wonderful! 400+ pages, in a heavy duty coffee table book format – with a forward by The RZA, and interviews with fellow bonafide creative heavies/record collectors Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, The Gaslamp Killer, Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon and many more. Book

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Eilon PazDust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collection (second edition) ... Book
Dust & Grooves, 2014. New Copy ... Around October 14, 2014
A beautiful photography expedition into some the world's foremost vinyl collections, and interviews with the collectors! Dust & Grooves is an amazing tome for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's filled with mouth watering, large scale, full color photos of some the most incredible record rooms you'll ever be lucky enough to see. Beyond that, the interviews really get to the heart and soul of what drives the record diggers themselves. It's a varied bunch, including some famous artists and DJs like Gilles Peterson and King Britt, but many more private, but just as passionate collectors. Dust & Grooves creator Eilon Paz is of them – one of us, actually – and his labor of love here is completely wonderful! 400+ pages, in a heavy duty coffee table book format – with a forward by The RZA, and interviews with fellow bonafide creative heavies/record collectors Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, The Gaslamp Killer, Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon and many more. Book

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Late September, 2014
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass – with Kamran Yaghmaei on guitars and backing vocals and Kambiz Yaghmaei on keys and backing vocals. Other players contribute drums, bass and occasional additional elements – harmonica or horns on few tracks. The sound is a really wonderful amalgam of western garage, psych and strains of funk with native Iranian modes and tempos. The songs here sink in on an emotional level without us knowing a word of the language – the passionate vocals work wonderfully in that regard – but musically, it's innovative stuff that's nicely tripped out and heavily rhythmic, without compromising the melodic sensibility. The heavy duty 3LP set features 21 tracks in all – in a sweet 6 panel gatefold with a 24 page booklet – featuring extensive notes and photos, with Kourosh's story told in autobiographical detail. Like other recent Now Again packages, it's really beautifully done! Titles include "Gol E Yakh", "Dar Enteha", "Paiz", "Leila", "Del Dareh Pir Misheh", "Shirin Joon", "Ghazal", "Mosafere Shahre Baran", "Saghe", "Niyayesh", "Saraabe Toe", "Baroona", "Khaar", Bachehaye Khoobe Koocheh" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNicola Conte Presents Viagem 3 – A Collection Of 60s Brazilian Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Early November, 2014
60s bossa and samba treasures compiled by Nicola Conte – Vol 3 in the wonderful, eye-opening and ear-pleasing Viagem series on Far Out – featuring the deepest cuts of the series to date! This third set features gems by Dalmo Castello, Bossa Trio, Claudia, Vera Brasil, Luiz Carlos Sa, Werther, Kazinho and more – from a wider span of material, with recordings ranging from the early 60s up until around 1970, bossa and samba jazz heavy numbers, some quite soaring and others with more rumbling Afro rhythms. It's groovy material, but passionate and often political – deep stuff, and including some numbers we've never heard before, which is always an exciting thing around here! Titles include "Fora De Hora" by Dalmo Castello, "Voce Que Nao Vem" by O Trangulo, "Sem Fim" by Marisa Baroso, "Chegar De Brigar" by Henrique Benny, "Macumba" by Claudia, "Copa 70" Brasil 40 Graus, "LItoral" by Werther, "Tema Em Do" by Bossa Trio and more. 18 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New E Taylor AtkinsBlue Nippon – Authenticating Jazz In Japan (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2002. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing history of Japanese jazz, and another great testament to the impact jazz had on global cluture! The book covers the entire history of Japanese jazz, from the first wave in the dancehalls of the 1920s, to the amazing renaissance of the 60s and 70s. It's a well-paced, incredibly researched, thoughtfully laid out story that we are glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy – with a lot history of that is deeply neglected in the Dusty Groove half of the world, if not everywhere. There are life stories of passionate, unrecognized musicians that mirror those in other parts of the world, as well as those unique to the Japanese experience. Atkins understands the artistic impulses of the musicians and followers, which is essential to the book's appeal to music freaks like us, but he's also an accomplished historian with a great capacity for conveying the nationalist cultural big picture. More than 350 pages, including the bibliography (which is worth the price alone) with a lot of amazing photos that help push the narrative along at a fast clip, not unlike a great piece of music! Book

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New John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's quite different than you might expect from the title – one of the most adventurous records issued on Impulse during the life of John Coltrane! The tracks here are all quite free and far-reaching – hardly the mellow "meditations you might expect – and more the new unbridled sense of energy that Trane was letting loose in the post-Love Supreme years. The group here features some tremendous tenor from Pharoah Sanders – joining the core lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – who himself is inspired to new heights by the addition of Rashied Ali as a second drummer. The work has a searing emotive quality that goes beyond most that Coltrane had recorded before this point – and titles include the classic "The Father The Son & The Holy Ghost", plus "Love", "Consequences", "Serenity", and "Compassion". CD
(Edgewear to digipack.)

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New DiamondHatred, Passions & Infidelity (Clean Edited Promo) ... LP
Mercury, 1997. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
OK, a few of the tracks go for the crossover market, but on these two pieces of vinyl, there's at least one solid LP of Diamond D material. Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The Projects)", "The Hiatus", "Painz and Strife" with Pete Rock and Phife and the hit "JD's Revenge." LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Bill EvansRe: Person I Knew ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredibly lovely live work from Bill Evans – material done at the Village Vanguard in the mid 70s, and easily one of his standout performance sessions from the time! There's a confidence here that doesn't show up in every Evans date of this nature – a focused, fluid groove that's really wonderful – spun out in ways that are still quite gentle, but extremely passionate – by a trio that also features Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums. Titles include a great reading of the title cut, "Re: Person I Knew" – plus "Alfie", "Sugar Plum", "TTT", "34 Skidoo", and "Are You All The Things". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano solo, which sets things up with almost a melancholy vibe – which is then echoed by the alto sax – all instrumental elements that create their own sort of pain and anguish, which is then given focus by the angry lyrics of the tune! "Colonial Mentality" has an equally sinister vibe, and some especially strong saxophone work – really powerful, and with a very sharp edge – so that it really stands out from the rest of the group! LP, Vinyl record album

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New J DillaShining ... LP
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A glorious send off from J Dilla – with some of the most soulful productions Dilla's ever laid down – and appearances by Common, D'Angelo, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib, MED, Black Thought and others! It's impossible to listen to The Shining without considering the sad circumstances surrounding its release, and all too easy to over praise, but this record is filled timelessly inventive production – and passionate rhymes from the honored guests. A lot of the more leftfield, abstract touches that create most of the character on the Donuts LP are really on the outskirts of the sound here – a much richer, deeper, funky drum influenced batch of sounds. We're speechless. There's one more official posthumous LP in the can, and thank goodness for that. Tracks include in-your-f**kin' face intro "Geek Down" with Busta Rhymes, "E=MC2" feat Common, "Love Jones", "Love" feat Pharoahe Monch, "Baby" feat Madlib & Guilty Simpson, "So Far To Go" feat Common & D'Angelo (come back D', the world needs you), "Jungle Love" feat MED & Guilty Simpson, "Dime Piece (Remix)" feat Dwele, "Love Movin'" feat Black Thought and "Won't Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! The sound is terrific, still fresh and live sounding, but recorded with the best studio technology Julius had access to to date. The drums and percussion are prominent in the mix and so is the bass – with punchy, soulful brass, organs and passionate vocals. Wonderful! Tracks include "Yio Si Da Miliki Beat", "Afro Instrumental", "Osika Ranti", "Buje Buje", "Aseni" and "Kete Kete Koro". CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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New Linda RonstadtHand Sown Home Grown ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Linda's first solo record after the Stone Poneys, released in 1969, and a prime example of Linda's big, boisterous and passionate vocal style, floating over some groovy steel guitar and a more extroverted sound on the best tunes, but with some nice folkier numbers, too. It's surprising mix of moods, with lush strings and groovy organs, plus Linda's huge voice. Titles include "Baby You've Been On My Mind", "Silver Treads And Golden Needles", "Long Way Around", "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", "The Dolphins" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New Talking HeadsTalking Heads: 77 ... LP
Sire, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Their first album, from when they were still fresh out of art school, with a nice, stripped down approach. With "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town", "New Feeling", "Tentative Decisions", "Happy Day", "Who Is It?", "No Compassion", "The Book I Read", "Don't Waorry About The Government", "First Week/Last Week. . .Carefree", 'Psycho Killer" and "Pulled Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain along the spine.)

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New Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass – with Kamran Yaghmaei on guitars and backing vocals and Kambiz Yaghmaei on keys and backing vocals. Other players contribute drums, bass and occasional additional elements – harmonica or horns on few tracks. The sound is a really wonderful amalgam of western garage, psych and strains of funk with native Iranian modes and tempos. The songs here sink in on an emotional level without us knowing a word of the language – the passionate vocals work wonderfully in that regard – but musically, it's innovative stuff that's nicely tripped out and heavily rhythmic, without compromising the melodic sensibility. The 2CD version features 30 tracks in all – bound in a thick, hardcover book style package – featuring extensive notes and photos, with Kourosh's story told in autobiographical detail. Like other recent Now Again packages, it's really beautifully done! Titles include "Gol E Yakh", "Dar Enteha", "Paiz", "Leila", "Del Dareh Pir Misheh", "Shirin Joon", "Ghazal", "Mosafere Shahre Baran", "Saghe", "Niyayesh", "Saraabe Toe", "Baroona", "Khaar", Bachehaye Khoobe Koocheh" and more. CD

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New Neil YoungAre You Passionate? ... CD
Reprise, 2002. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New VariousForgotten Guitars From Mozambique – 1955, 1956, 1957 ... CD
SWP (UK), 1955/1956/1957. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forgotten Guitars From Mozambique from the important field recording specialist Hugh Tracey for his International Library Of African Music in the 50s – raw, passionate guitar music that we won't easily forget! Tracey was esteemed for the clarity of his recording, and justifiably so, the sound is impeccable – as are the passionate performances. The guitars of Mozambique are largely the result of mine workers bringing urban culture to traditional land, and that trait really comes through. Wonderful stuff! 21 tracks in all: "Wukati Lukuawa Hinenge", "Ndodya Muto Mbo", "Tingana Mukon'Wana", "Matsaire" and more from Feliciano Gomes, "Nonavela Mwana Maiwaku" by Andrea Sitole, "Kwongoteela Mwananga" by Aurelio Kowano, "Maluzano" by Aurelio Kowano & Alberto Fulani, ""He Wena Mani" by Armando Muwane and more. CD

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New VariousThose Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard Psychedelic Progressive Rock & Funk 1970 to 1978 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly incredible overview of 70s Indonesian funk, rock and psychedelia infused recordings – and it's beautifully put together, to boot – one of the very best compilations yet from Stones Throw's Now Again branch! There's an undercurrent of funk to most of this material, but it's always topped off with prog & psych rhythmic heaviness and dexterity, and usually done with passionate, feverish vocals. The story of Indonesian underground music of the time is a complicated one, and one that's been hard to come by outside of the region, given the difficult political circumstances of the time. This amazing set does a tremendous service for this music. Essential! Includes "Haai" by Panbers, "Anti Gandja" by The Brims, "Bad News" by Rollies, "People" by Super Kid", "Evil War" by Shark Move, "Shake Me" by Aja, "The Promise" by Rhythm Kids, "Uang" by Duo Kribo, "Pantun Lama" by Murry Lama, "Hear Me" by Golden Wing, "Candle Light" by Beny Soebardja And Lizard and more. CD
(Packaged with a thick, oversized booklet of notes and photos. A completely terrific set from the sounds to the packaging!)

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New Ali Ag AmoumineTakamba (with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. New Copy LP & 7Inch ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent recording by Christopher Kirkley took place. It's essentially traditional regional guitar music, electrified and played in droning, wholly entrancing patterns, while the rhythm is played on the calabash. The songs here are described as being informed by Ali's travels and including his own compositions, and it does have inimately personal feel, while also pulling us in strictly on the basis of the soaring, hypnotic sounds. Includes "Adernibah", "Khomeissa", "Fatimatou", "Damara", "Kalitay", "Hali Diallo", "Taliat Nouhirase", "Nouvelle Annee" and "Mali". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)

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New Charlie HadenBallad Of The Fallen ... LP
ECM, 1983. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records that Charlie Haden ever did, and a record that stands as sort of a bookend to his Liberation Music album on Impulse. As with that record, he's got a large group on here, and also like that one, he's playing a batch of tracks that have a definite political bent. Players include Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Dewey Redman, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, and Michael Mantler; and tracks include "Ballad Of The Fallen", "Too Late", "La Pasionaria", and "The People United Will Never Be Defeated". The sound's a little bit less harsh than his Impulse recording, but it's no less impassioned, and the record's a very emotional batch of music. LP, Vinyl record album

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New RodriguezComing From Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousThai? Dai! – The Heavier Sound Of The Luk Thung Underground ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of underground Thai rock we've seen – and it certainly is The Heavier Sound Of the Luk Thung Underground – including a uniquely Thai vision flavored with a Black Sabbath riff, psych makeovers of Thai folklore, and a bunch great tunes that meld Bangkok life with western garage and psychedelia masterfully! All of the tunes are heavy in their own way, but it's by no means heavy in a simple hard rock way – loads of impassioned vocals, astounding percussion, tripped out guitar and other strings and woozy organ keep the arrangements exciting, and the otherworldly aspects play nice with accessible melodies. Titles include "Kuen Kuen Lueng Leung" (the aforementioned heady take on Sabbath's "Iron Man"), "Ruk Kun Samong" by Plearn Promdan, "Pai Joi" by Rung Petchburi, "Nam Mun Pang" by Sroeng Santi, "Dub Fai Kui Gun" by Sroeng Santi and more. 14 massive slabs of heavy Thai psych in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Michael ProphetRighteous Are The Conqueror ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first of a pair of underrated efforts from Michael Prophet from the early 80s – solid, soulful material produced by Henry Junko Lawes and backed by the Roots Radics band! Warm, rumbling and melodic tunes backed by tight rhythms and resonately passionate vocals by Michael. It's a steady selection of rhythms with some surprisingly swirling sounds in the mix! Titles include "Righeous Are The Conqueror", "You Are No Good", "Long Long Tribulation", "Cassandra", "What Is The Difference", "Happy Days", "Conscious Dreadlocks", "Make Me A Romance", "Originally" and "Gypsy Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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New George ScottFind Someone To Love ... LP
Maple/All Platinum, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Lost southern soul from George Scott – on the tiny Maple Records, with a stripped down and gritty soul sound! We don't know much about George Scott, or if he recorded more than this one LP, but it's a storming set southern soul that's stands strong with the bigger names of the 70s! Scott's vocals are fairly feverish, and he's backed by some tight, often funky drums and bass, a vamping guitar groove and southern soul style horns. Gritty, impassioned soul vocals and hard charging backing! Titles include "Family Tree", "Let The Past Be The Past", "My Neighborhood", "This Aching Heart", "Find Someone To Love", "Sweetthang", "Nobody Can Save Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Harlan EllisonPulling A Train – Violent Stories Of Naked Passions (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Gritty prose from the legendary Harlan Ellison – a writer known best for his science fiction work, but who's represented here by some very early material that's plenty violent and salacious! The writing should be taken in the spirit of the title and cover – and Harlan himself does a great job of situating the work in his introduction to the book – telling the tale of the somewhat sleazy roots of this read, which is almost as titillating as the stories themselves! Yet despite the obvious apology for the schlock quality of the stories (some weren't even originally billed under Ellison's own name!) – there's a real force to the writing throughout – a youthful, powerful feel that bridges the gap between classic noir and underground exploitation – as you'll find in stories like "Sex Gang", "Jeannie With The Bedroom Eyes", "A Girl Named Poison", and "Both Ends Of The Candle". Book

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New GuelewarHalleli N'Dakarou ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great live recording of Banjul, Gambia's Guelewar group – captured at the Canari Club de Kaolack in Senegal in 1982! Guelewar is considered one of the more experimental groups of the region, but that's not to say that there sound is any less hypnotic or danceable – it's certainly both those things! The instrumentation is uncommon, and that's a blessing and a highlight of this excellent material. It's got some traditional compositions and inspiration, as filtered through Afro Funk & psychedelia – played with killer drums and percussion, passionate lead and group vocals, guitar, bass and the wildcard element – Mini-Moog, a spacier foil to an otherwise fairly earthy approach! Really cool stuff and very well recorded – it sounds great! Titles include "Yaye Ramoutoulaye", "Bala Jigi", "Tara", "Sanehmentereng", "Ouvaryea", "Halleli N'Dakarou N'Diaye", "Cilss", "President Jawara-Abdou Diouf", "Cheddo" and "Werr Tullali Barr". CD

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New Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland ... CD
MCA/Reprise, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you had to – innovations in the studio with echo, that hallucinatory backwards sound effect and other stranger bits – but the passionate, naturally expressive playing and singing by Jimi makes it all fell just right, and the Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell still don't get enough credit for being at the heart of such greatness. A massive 2LP effort that include s"Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". CD
Also available Electric Ladyland ... LP 24.99

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New Charles JacksonPassionate Breezes/Gonna Getcha Love ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Capitol classics from Charles Jackson – back to back on a single CD! First up is Passionate Breezes – a smoking solo debut from Chicago's Charles Jackson – a hell of a great singer, songwriter, and producer – who'd already had great fame in the Independents, and was working hard at Capitol records with Marvin Yancey to help shape the early years of Natalie Cole! During that time, Jackson stepped into the studio, and really stunned us with this sublime set of his own – a wonderfully mature batch of soul tunes that really reflects the great changes for male singers in the 70s – a mode that was particularly helped along by Windy City contemporaries Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson. Yet Charles has a warmth here that's all his own – gently stepping along grooves arranged by Mark Davis and Gene Barge – the latter of whom helped co-produce the record with Yancey. Yancey also wrote most of the cuts with Jackson – and titles include "Love Of You", "I Really Want You", "The Train", "Get On Down", "Passionate Breezes", and a remake of "Ooh Child". Gonna Getcha Love is great modern soul from Charles Jackson – stepping out here in his role as a solo artist after early fame with The Independents! Although Jackson himself was becoming a key force in production and songwriting for other Capitol artists (most notably Natalie Cole), this second set for the label has Chuck working with Gavin Christopher in a warm west coast groove. Christopher produced and wrote a good number of the tracks on the set – and Jackson's style here is a bit more bouncy and buoyant than before – not really 80s groove, but sliding into a slightly more uptempo mode. Titles include "At The Party", "I'm Gonna Get Your Love", "I Finally Found My Love", "I'm Through With You", "I Love You Only", and "Just For Your Lovin". CD

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New Bob Marley & OthersLegend Remixed ... CD
Island, 1970s/2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ballsy, yet perfectly respectful remixes of essential Bob Marley And The Wailers treasures – numbers from the quintessential Legend compilation and a couple more – done by a diverse roster that includes Thievery Corporation, Jim James, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Photek, Z-Trip, Nickodemus, Pretty Lights and more! This is one of those contemporary revisits of classic material that works really well. Bob's vocals are so passionate, the songs so strong, and the choruses so memorable that they hold firm even to radical reinterpretations – but none of the remixers here run off of the rails. None are so foolish as to bury Bob Marley in their mixes, and it's for the most part a really endearing set! Includes "Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)", "Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)", "Get Up Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix)", "Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)", "Jamming (Nickodemus And Zeb Remix)", "Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip Remix)" featuring Lee Scratch Perry, "Buffalo Soldier *Stephen Marley Remix)" and more. 16 in all. CD

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New RodriguezComing From Reality (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach to a variety of topics – and the London setting provides him with an even more sophisticated backdrop than before, one that creates a rich palette of sounds that takes the music in some really wonderful directions! There's a bit of strings at times, but most instrumentation is by a small combo – which includes Chris Spedding on guitar and Tony Carr on percussion – so that Rodriguez's vocals and guitar are really right up front in the mix, recorded with a brilliant balance between sharpness and compassion. Titles include "Climb Up On My Music", "Silver Words", "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour", "I Think Of You", "To Whom It May Concern", "Halfway Up The Stairs", and "Cause". CD

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New VariousSleeping In The Market – Ethiopian Music & Sounds From Amhara ... CD
Latitude, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary ethnographic recordings in the tradition of Ethnic Folkways or some of the Nonesuch Explorer series from the 70s. Not the polished Ethiopian pop and jazz documented in the Ethiopiques series, but recordings of street musicians and everyday people from Amhara. 8 tracks in all, unlike anything we've heard in along time, and we'd bet you too: "Laluyeah (Yearning Song)", "Bale-Whashinto", "Berewoo Taha Taha (The Bull. . .Taha Taha. . .)", "Demam Era Dema", "Aderch Arada (Sleeping In The Market)", "Bale Ageru", "Ney, Ney, Ney (Come, Come, Come)" and "Endiaw Mela Mela (Compassion)". CD
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