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Actis FuriosoActis Furioso 2 – World People ... CD
Leo (UK), 2008. Used ... $7.99
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Cannonball Adderley QuintetHappy People ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself. The rest of the album's pretty darn great too – with some long tracks that have a more open-ended groove than the usual Cannon funk – featuring more piano by Duke, percussion by Airto and King Errison, cornet by Nat Adderley, and guitar by David T Walker. Other titles include "Ela", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Savior" – and the album was recorded live, with a very lively feel! CD
Also available Happy People ... LP 21.99

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Cannonball Adderley QuintetHappy People ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- ... $21.99
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself. The rest of the album's pretty darn great too – with some long tracks that have a more open-ended groove than the usual Cannon funk – featuring more piano by Duke, percussion by Airto and King Errison, cornet by Nat Adderley, and guitar by David T Walker. Other titles include "Ela", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Savior" – and the album was recorded live, with a very lively feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a mark from price sticker removal.)
Also available Happy People ... CD 15.99

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Steve Addiss & Bill CrofutSuch Interesting People ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, some pen, and a promo sticker. Label has a sticker.)

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New Black NastyTalking To The People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enterprise/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down hard on the downbeats, jamming away in a style that sounds more like heavy Detroit Westbound than sweetly soulful Memphis. Most all cuts have vocals – sung in a shouting style by the band that works well with the tripped-out hooks of the songs. This was the only album the band ever cut, but it's become a fast favorite among those who like their funk raw. Tracks include "We're Doin Our Thing", "Rushin Sea", "Booger The Hooker", "Black Nasty Boogie", "Nasty Soul", and "Getting Funky Round Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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Boo BrownFor My People (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Square Biz, Mid/Late 90s. Sealed ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Boot Camp ClikFor The People ... CD
Priority, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Buckshot Shorty w/the Cocoa Brovaz, Heltah Skeltah & the Originoo Gun Clappaz. 14 tracks in all, including "Night Riders", "Headz Are Redee, Pt. II", "Ohkeedoke", "Go For Yours" & "Likkle Youth Man Dem". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bus People Express (Poets Of Rhythm)Augusta Georgia (Here I Come)/South Carolina ... 7-inch
Hotpie & Candy/Daptone, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.99
A rarity from the early 90s funky underground by Bus People Express – who were alternately working as Soul Saints during this period – and they would soon trailblaze the contemporary funk scene as Poets Of Rhythm! "Augusta Georgia (Here I Come)" starts out with stripped-down drums and some gritty call and response group vocals, before the guitar and bass come storming in. Reminiscent of James Brown at his rawest and grittiest, ala Motherlode! "South Carolina" has a slower cooking style with some southern funky soul swagger, as you might guess from the title. A prescient blast of modern funk to come! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Candy & The Kisses81/Two Happy People ... 7-inch
Cameo, 1964. Very Good+ ... $34.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chambers BrothersPeople Get Ready ... LP
Vault, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
The first album ever from The Chambers Brother – a much rootsier set than the psychedelic soul that later earned them fame in the 60s! The set's heavy on influences from folk, blues, and gospel – and pitches the group more towards the crossover college scene than the mainstream soul crowd – thanks to an appreciatively rootsy style of production that really has the vocals and acoustic instrumentation presented without any other augmentation. Tracks were recorded live at The Unicorn in Boston and the Ash Grove in LA – and most numbers are covers, with versions of "Summertime", "Your Old Land", "It's All Over Now", "Reconsider Baby", "People Get Ready", "Tore Up", and "Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! CD features the bonus single version of "I Want To Pay You Back For Loving Me". CD
Also available (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP 9.99

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Citrus SunPeople Of Tomorrow ... CD
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A really sweet set from this Incognito side project – a group who are even jazzier than usual work from Bluey and crew! The album's mostly instrumental – save for some great guest vocals from Valerie Etienne – and the focus is on longer solos on keyboards, guitar, and trumpet – all spun out over the kind of classic grooves you'd expect from Incognito! Think of the record as a jazz fusion project from the late 70s, with some R&B undercurrents – just the kind of set that only a rare few like Bluey could do so well. Valerie sings on a great cover of Terry Callier's "What Color Is Love", and the album also features an instrumental take on "What's Going On", plus the tracks "Yesterday Detroit", "Cooking With Walter", "Tonight We Dance", "Mais Uma Vez", and "People Of Tomorrow". CD

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Arthur ConleyPeople Sure Act Funny/Burning Fire ... 7-inch
Atco, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atco sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Tony Cook & The Party PeopleOn The Floor (Rock-It) (special mix 4:15, special mix 5:46) ... 12-inch
Half Moon, 1984. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the best singles on the tiny Half Moon label – a wonderful blend of old school funk and a few hip hop influences – all worked out over a snapping rhythm that's totally great! There's not much vocals here, save for a few chanted bits – and there's this great electro keyboard part that comes in almost like scratching – plus a few Newcleus-styled vocoded vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Paulinho Da CostaHappy People ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Jazzy Brazilian drummer Paulinho Da Costa lays down a set of tight fusion cuts recorded in the U.S., along with folks like Larry Carlton, James Gadson, and Philip Bailey. There's vocals on about half the tracks, and the sound is sort of LA studio fusion from the 70's, with a nice bit of Brazil thrown in. Tracks include "Happy People", "Deja Vu", and "Dream Flow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases and light stains at the bottom.)

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Dollar $ Bill & Cut Master KGAlmighty Seven (Righteous) (voc, acapella)/People Don't Know (voc, acapella) ... 12-inch
MF, 1988. Near Mint- ... $69.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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Lee DorseyNight People ... LP
ABC, 1978. Sealed ... $2.99
A smoother set than usual for Lee Dorsey – recorded with frequent partner Allen Toussaint, but done in a sweeter, more modern soul style that's a refreshing change from earlier years! (C'mon, you didn't expect Lee to keep hitting the same old chunky grooves – did you?) The shift here is almost like that of Lamont Dozier's in the 70s – as Lee moves into a fuller, richer sound – one that shows that he's got a lot of different aspects to his music that hadn't showed up on previous albums, and which nicely brings him out of the Crescent City soul ghetto. There's till some nice NO rhythms going down on the set, and all the tracks are originals by Toussaint – but honestly, the smoothest cuts are almost the best – and offer a great chance to hear Dorsey's great vocals in a whole new mode. Tracks include "Soul Mine", "Night People", "Can I Be The One", "Say It Again", and "Keep On Doing It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dr OctagonEarth People (interstellar time travel mix, earth planet mix)/No Awareness (lyrical hydraulics)/Bear Witness (Q-bert gets biz) ... 12-inch
Bulk, 1995. Sealed ... $13.99
The first single from Kool Keith's alter ego. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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New Duke EllingtonMy People (Contact pressing) ... LP
Contact, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an all-star cast that includes Jimmy Jones both at the piano and conductor's stand; Joya Sherrill on vocals with the Irving Bunton Singers, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy McPhail, and Lil Greenwood; Billy Strayhorn on celeste, Juan Amalbert on conga, and other familiar Ellingtonians in the larger group! The tunes have a mix of gospel and folk roots, turned towards more modern Ellington compositional modes – and almost all numbers feature vocals, including one with narration by Ellington himself. Titles include "Will You Be There", "Come Sunday", "David Danced", "Montage", "My Mother My Father", "My People", "The Blues Ain't", and "What Color Is Virtue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some smudges on back.)

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Duke EllingtonMy People (Flying Dutchman) ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an all-star cast that includes Jimmy Jones both at the piano and conductor's stand; Joya Sherrill on vocals with the Irving Bunton Singers, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy McPhail, and Lil Greenwood; Billy Strayhorn on celeste, Juan Amalbert on conga, and other familiar Ellingtonians in the larger group! The tunes have a mix of gospel and folk roots, turned towards more modern Ellington compositional modes – and almost all numbers feature vocals, including one with narration by Ellington himself. Titles include "Will You Be There", "Come Sunday", "David Danced", "Montage", "My Mother My Father", "My People", "The Blues Ain't", and "What Color Is Virtue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mona FinnihI Love Myself/People Of The World ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $16.99
A very cool Afro-styled number from the 70s – but one that's got a slightly different vibe than usual! The feel here is kind of a skittish mix of funk and more offbeat elements – at a level that almost sounds like ESG recording in Lagos – especially in the blend of bass, percussion, and sing-song vocals! The horns give the whole thing a bit more of a straight Afro Funk punch at times – which balances things out nicely. The flipside is every bit as charming as the main track – with similarly bright lyrics, and cool guitar bits that almost come across with a steel pan sort of feel at times! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – a pic sleeve with a poster too!)

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Four TopsSweet Understanding Love/Main Street People ... 7-inch
ABC/Dunhill, 1973. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC/Dunhill sleeve.)

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Richard L GrahamGovernment Issue – Comics For The People 1940s to 2000s (paperback) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2009. New Copy Book ... $6.99 29.95
Cool comics from a very unlikely source – publications put together by the US government to spread ideas and inform the public – many of which were handled by top comics talents from the mainstream! The quality of this material is surprisingly wonderful – not schlocky propaganda, but thoughtfully-scripted, well-penned comics that have the same sort of appeal as work from the cleaner, more wholesome side of the Silver Age! Artists include Neal Adams, Charles Biro, Kurt Schaffenberger, Joe Kubert, Milt Caniff, and many others – including a fair bit of unknown illustrators too. The book is surprisingly fun, and a much-needed look at this lesser-known strand of 20th Century comics. 308 pages, full color, and softcover. Book

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New Groove CollectiveWe The People ... CD
Giant Step/GRP, 1996. Used ... $2.99
The group's sophomore release. 14 tracks in all including: "Loisaida", "Lift Off", "Everybody (We the People)", "Fly", "Sneaky", "I Am", "Caterpillar", "Where Are Your White Shoes", and more. CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light edge wear.)

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New Joe HendersonPower To The People (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Milestone, 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of Joe Henderson's greatest albums ever – a real treasure from his electric years at Milestone Records, and a set that showed he really had a lot more to offer for the scene of the 70s! The sound here is quite different than Joe's earlier work for Blue Note – a style that's sometimes soaring, sometimes mellow – but always moving forward with a tremendously fluid approach to the tenor sax. Joe's sense of phrasing and timing is impeccable – quite subtle at times, with these dark notes that hang beautifully in air on the ballads – and some sharper-edged qualities that really burst out strongly on the more upbeat tunes. The group's a great one too – and features Herbie Hancock on both acoustic and electric piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus additional trumpet by Mike Lawrence on 2 tracks. Titles include "Black Narcissus", "Isotope", "Afro-Centric", "Forsight & Afterthought", and "Power to The People". CD

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Jimi Hendrix ExperiencePeople, Hell, & Angels ... CD
Experience Hendrix, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
What? A brand new album from Jimi Hendrix? Didn't he, uh, check out a few decades ago? Well, turns out that the Experience folks have found some amazing work on the vaults – really incredible tracks that are way more than just a rehash of previous releases, aren't demo recordings at all – and are instead some wonderful work that really comes together well as a long-overdue full album! The set's a stunning smoker through and through – filled with the kind of deft guitar work that made Jimi a legend right from the start – and stuffed into tunes that pack as much of a punch as any of the famous Hendrix singles that have kept spinning for so many years. All tracks are studio recordings, all previously unreleased – and titles include new songs like "Somewhere" and "Hear My Train A Comin", plus studio takes of "Inside Out" and "Bleeding Heart" – and lots more great tracks that include "Earth Blues", "Let Me Love You", "Izabella", "Crash Landing", "Easy Blues", and "Mojo Man". CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of maturity that seems to take her vocals even farther than before – and The Dap Kings are more than ready to match her energy with some funky work of their own! Jones has gone through a lot in recent years – both with the band and in her own personal life – and the record's a proud summation of life's challenges and triumphs, served up in the instant-classic style that has made Sharon one of the greatest living soul singers of the past few decades. Bosco Mann knocked things out of the park with his raw production – and also wrote a good number of tracks on the set too – and titles include "Making Up & Breaking Up", "Long Time Wrong Time", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Retreat", "Stranger To My Happiness", and "Now I See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exlusive to indie retail.)
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD 12.99
Give The People What They Want (with download) ... LP 13.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of maturity that seems to take her vocals even farther than before – and The Dap Kings are more than ready to match her energy with some funky work of their own! Jones has gone through a lot in recent years – both with the band and in her own personal life – and the record's a proud summation of life's challenges and triumphs, served up in the instant-classic style that has made Sharon one of the greatest living soul singers of the past few decades. Bosco Mann knocked things out of the park with his raw production – and also wrote a good number of tracks on the set too – and titles include "Making Up & Breaking Up", "Long Time Wrong Time", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Retreat", "Stranger To My Happiness", and "Now I See". CD
(Includes bonus download code!)
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with download) ... LP 13.99
Give The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP 18.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of maturity that seems to take her vocals even farther than before – and The Dap Kings are more than ready to match her energy with some funky work of their own! Jones has gone through a lot in recent years – both with the band and in her own personal life – and the record's a proud summation of life's challenges and triumphs, served up in the instant-classic style that has made Sharon one of the greatest living soul singers of the past few decades. Bosco Mann knocked things out of the park with his raw production – and also wrote a good number of tracks on the set too – and titles include "Making Up & Breaking Up", "Long Time Wrong Time", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Retreat", "Stranger To My Happiness", and "Now I See". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD 12.99
Give The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP 18.99

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Robin KenyattaEncourage The People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Wolf/Clinck (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Post-Atlantic work from Robin Kenyatta – but an album that follows in a very similar mode! This date was done for the Wolf subsidiary of TK Records, but it's got a very hip New York groove – one that's almost even more righteous than some of Robin's earlier work, with some excellent arrangements from Arthur Jenkins – who's managed to fill the set with a great sense of soul! Kenyatta's alto and soprano sax are set up with keyboards from Jenkins and Richard Tee, plus bass, guitar, percussion, and some great backing vocals at points – used sparingly, but in ways that almost remind us of Oneness Of Juju at some of their smoother moments. Kenyatta's reeds have a Plunky-like feel too – more inside than the Juju work of the mid 70s, but pointing towards Plunky's smoother sounds to come. Given that the vocal group features Gwen Guthrie, Vivian Cherry, and Patti Austin, you can bet they sound pretty sweet – and titles on the set include "Love Me", "Oh Oh Oh", "You", "Bluebird", and "Of Life & Love". CD

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Kimmie Fresh & The PeopleReal Freaky Tales – The Girls Story ... LP
75 Girls, 1988. Very Good ... $24.99
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Azar LawrencePeople Moving ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
A very nice bit of spacey funky jazz from sax player Azar Lawrence, and one of the great earlier productions by Skip Scarborough, with a feel that's very similar to Gary Bartz's work with Larry Mizell! Azar plays a mix of funk and spiritual soul jazz – and he's got some great electric backing by Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Mtume, and Lee Ritenour. The whole thing's got a great Fantasy Records funk groove – and includes many nice titles like "Theme For A New Day", "Kickin Back", "Canticle For The Universe", "Gratitude" and a great take on Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a bit of seam splitting, and some marker on the front.)

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Nick LowePure Pop For Now People (4CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD ... $41.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel/People & Love ... CD
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's vibes, but also from the sweet Hammond and Fender Rhodes of Billy Nunn, and the smoking guitar of David Spinozza – who really wails away here, and brings in a cutting edge to the tunes that's a lot sharper than some of his later work! Lytle's vibes are wonderful throughout – filled with that sense of space, soul, and timing that's always made him one of the grooviest players ever on the instrument – and this time around, he seems to have an even greater ear for unusual tones – in a way that makes the album sparkle strongly throughout! The rhythms are smoking, too – with Ron Carter on electric bass, Jozell Carter on funky drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – cooking things up righteously on the album's funky tunes. Highlights include the stone smoker "Gunky", a great remake of "The New Village Caller", and a reworking of "Lela" – plus the extended "Soulful Rebel Suite" – mighty nice! People & Love is one of Johnny Lytle's most righteous albums ever – a soaring, spacious set that's almost to Lytle's career what Gears was to Johnny Hammond's! Of course, Lytle's groove here is different – no Mizell production, and a mellower feel overall – but the unbridled space of 70s Milestone is definitely a key influence here – and Johnny stretches out here like never before! The players are all pretty hip – and include Daahoud Hadi (aka Butch Cornell) on electric piano and organ, Marvin Cabell on flute and tenor, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Betty Glamann on harp, and Jozell Carter on drums – all perfect mates here for Johnny's spiritual exploration of sound with his vibes – in ways that are almost more amazing than work from Bobby Hutcherson or Roy Ayers at the time! Titles include an amazing original called "Libra", plus "Tawhid", "Where Is The Love", "Family", and a version of "People Make the World Go Round". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Malcolm XMalcolm X Talks To Young People ... LP
Douglas, Early 60s/Early 70s. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the rarer Malcolm X recordings – at least in that it hasn't been copied again and again. The LP features a talk given by Malcolm to a group of teenagers who were brought up to New York from Mississippi by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for young people who had made an outstanding contribution to Civil Rights in their area. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Christian McBride & Inside StraightPeople Music ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A great record with a really great little lineup – rock-solid players who come together wonderfully under the vision of the leader! Christian McBride's really found a way to focus his energy in recent years – and this quintet set is great proof of that – a refining of all the ideas he put forth a decade or more ago, but delivered with a lot more punch here – partly due to the album's well-chosen lineup as well. In addition to Christian on bass, the set's got stellar vibes from Warren Wolf – a player we always love – plus alto from Steve Wilson, piano from Peter Martin, and drums from Carl Allen – all working together on a set of tracks that are mostly original – and which have a soulful sparkle that really stands out. Titles include "Listen To The Heroes Cry", "Ms Angelou", "Gang Gang", "Unusual Suspects", "The Movement Revisited", and "New Hope's Angel". CD

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Jack McDuffLet My People Go/Ain't It? ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent stuff from the time when Brother Jack was working with Richard Evans! "Let My People Go" has kind of a pop-righteous instrumental sound – if that makes sense – with a groove that's pseudo-Afro on the bottom, and plenty of Jack's excellent organ over the top, augmented by congas and wailing guitars! "Ain't It" is pretty good, too – and is a sing-song instrumental number. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Memphis SoulDon't Down Me People (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
Arizona funk from George Bowman and his Memphis Soul – recorded at Phoenix's Audio Recorders studio in the late 60s – completely unreleased until now by Numero! "Don't Down Me People" is purely funky on a couple levels, most notably via the JB-schooled vocals by guitarist/singer/songwriter Mr. Bowman, along with some horn blasts and staggering drums. Those drums purportedly come courtesy of Rodney Brown of Dyke & The Blazers, which certainly makes some sense. The guitar dynamic is what really stands out, though – the riff is unshakable! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Modest MouseGood News For People Who Love Bad News ... CD
Epic, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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New Mostly Other People Do The KillingForty Fort ... CD
Hot Cup, 2010. Used ... $6.99
One of most joyful and energetic young jazz ensembles around – a group that's both powerful and playful, reverent of its forbears yet stands facing forward – with a fantastic fourth album in Forty Fort! The group is again working in their unique blend of jazz styles, with nods to the great Blue Note and Impulse hard bop, swing and 60s avant garde sounds and more fiery modern bursts of noise and energy, and the dynamics somehow work together no matter how far the group reaches. Genuinely exciting stuff. We really love this group, and it pleases us that they're quite prolific and keep the greatness coming! Titles include group composer/bassist Moppa Elliot's originals "Pen Argyl", "Rough And Ready", "Blue Ball", "Nanticoke Coke", "Forty Fort". "Little Hope", "St Mary's Proctor", "Round Bottom, Square Top", and the Neal Hefti gem "Cute". CD

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New Mostly Other People Do The KillingMostly Other People Do The Killing ... CD
Hot Cup, 2004. Used ... $6.99
The self-titled debut of Mostly Other People Do The Killing – an exciting NYC quartet that manages to both celebrate and skewer jazz traditions, blending past traditions with modern experimentalism – and also making simply exciting records that are a joyful blast! These guys have chops, dexterity and smarts – but they somehow strip all pretenses down to the bone and make viscerally enjoyable compositions. Players include bassist Moppa Elliot, trumpet from Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon on sax, and drums by Kevin Shea. Titles include "Elliot Mills", "Between Panic And Desire", "Good Intent", "Moanin", the 13+ minute "Aspers" and more. CD

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingShamokin ... CD
Hot Cup, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A killer second album from Mostly Other People Do The Killing – drawing from an even deeper well of both jazz traditions and ragged, anything goes charm than on their excellent debut – an enthralling blend of credible chops with unpredictable playfulness! Never shy about soloing, each player in the group really put down some masterful turns on Shamokin – from fluid, well trained beauty to some unhinged, exciting bursts of noise. These do it all, and they do it very well. Titles include "Handsome Eddy", "The Hop Bottom Hop", "Shamokin", "Dunkelbergers", "Lover", "Andover", Baden" and more – plus a closing with a riveting take on "Night In Tunisia". CD

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New Mostly Other People Do The KillingThis Is Our Moosic ... CD
Hot Cup, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A really exciting avant jazz set from Mostly Other People Do The Killing – a killer quartet who manage to roll through a wide variety of styles that show a true depth of understanding of some of the greatest jazz of the past half century – and have a heck of great time playing it! Ostensibly a tribute to Ornette Coleman, MOPDTK do a lot more than pay homage to a master on this album. They manage to roll in and out of elements of hard and post bop, nod reverently to the international 60s avant garde scenes, and so much more – all with infectious enthusiasm. It would be mess in lesser hands, but these guys pull it off! Players include Peter Evans on trumpet, Kevin Shea on drums, Jon Irabagon on sax and Moppa Elliot on double bass. Titles include "Drainlick", "Two Boot Jacks", "Fagundus", "The Bats In Belfry", "East Orwell", "My Delightful Muse", "Allentown" and more. CD

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Mickey MurrayPeople Are Together (plus download) ... LP
Federal/Secret Stash, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99 19.98
One of the last great funk albums from King Records – a set recorded in the early 70s, but done with a crackling sharp sound that's like the best late 60s James Brown albums for the label! Mickey Murray is from Augusta, GA – James Brown's hometown – and his approach is similar to James' at times, but it's also got more of a southern funk groove too – a bit like the great combination you'll hear in Lee Fields' music, which is a perfect fit for the album's raw, rootsy production! The record includes a great funky cut called "The Buzzard", plus other nice ones like "Explosive Population", "People Are Together", "Going Back To Alabama", "Fat Gal", and "I Wanna See My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition. LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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New Shirley NanetteAll Of Your Life/People Are Thinking ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $6.99
A wicked groove from the Pacific Northwest underground of the early 70s – a collaboration between vocalist Shirley Nanette and the wild guitarist Hanc Swarn! "All Of Your Life" has these monstrous funky drums on the bottom – then mixes Shirley's righteous vocals with Hanc's cool guitar solo lines – really tripped-out, almost in an Eddie Fisher way, and merged beautifully alongside the lyrics! "People Are Thinking" is even more mysterious – with an exotic, almost Eastern groove – thanks to angular reed work next to the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Oh No Oh MyPeople Problems ... LP
Koenig, 2011. Sealed ... $6.99
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Buck OwensIt Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Sealed ... $13.99
More great 60s work from Buck and the Buckaroos! The album features loads of originals by Buck – and titles include "The Way That I Love You", "We Were Made For Each Other", "Where Does The Good Times Go", "I'm Gonna Live It Up", and "I've Got It Bad For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed!)

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New People Under The Stairs12 Step Program ... CD
Piecelock 70, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The PUTS sound as fresh as ever on 12 Step Program – their 9th album, believe it or not – and it's among their best ever! People Under The Stairs hit the their creative stride in the 90s, relying on golden age styled rhymes and production, at a time when mainstream hip hop had gotten away from head nodding beatcraft, soulful samples, and dexterously rhymed wordplay. But the PUTS never felt retro, or "throwback", thanks to their contemporaneously relevant rhymes, off-kilter use of samples, and straight-up high quality work. 12 Step Program continues their long creative win streak to say the least. Like all of their best efforts, it's built to last, and we'll be listening to it for years to come. Includes "Roundabouts", "Ste. For Reefer", "Up Til Sun Up", "Cool Story Bro", "The Strand", "LA Nights", "Get Hip", "Pictures On My Wall", "Breakup Music", "Yes I Can", "Doctor Feelgood" and more. CD

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People Under The StairsStepfather (CD & DVD) ... CD
Basement, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $8.99
One of the best LPs ever by PUTS – with typically strong rhymes by Thes One & Double K – and a theme that pokes fun at their perennial underground status while flaunting their skills at the forefront of it. Stepfather has some tracks that feel a little bit more bare bones than some of their busier beats of the past, and all the better to service the great rhymes. Another fine effort from one the most dependable acts of the past decade! Tracks include "Step In", "Pass The 40", "Pumpin'", "Flex Off", "Tuxedo Rap", "Days Like These", "Jamboree (Parts 1 & 2)", "Eat Street", "Crown Ones", "La9X", "Letter To The Old School", "More Than You Know", "4 Dollar Afro", "You", "On & On" and more. Includes a bonus"making of" DVD. CD

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PovertyI'm Hatin' (clean ext ending, album, inst)/Life Sucks (clean, album, inst)/For My People (clean ext ending, inst) ... 12-inch
Artist Direct, 2002. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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RascalsMy World/People Got To Be Free ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(In an Atlantic sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsClean On The Corner ... CD
482 Music, 2012. Used ... $8.99
A great one from Mike Reed and his People Places & Things group – a clear, crisp statement of Chicago modernism at its best – not just modes from Reed's own generation, but from the 50s and 60s as well! Reed's an amazing player on his own – but we especially love the way that he's gone back into Windy City tradition, and found a way to re-introduce a special blend of Chicago jazz – that crucial pre-AACM, post-bop style that would often swing, but have really freewheeling solos too – a mode that really went onto influence American jazz in general once Chicagoans moved onto the New York scene in the 60s. The horns here are key to the approach – really deft work on alto from Greg Ward and tenor from Tim Haldeman – plus some great guest cornet from Josh Berman. Most tracks are piano-less, which allows for even freer reed work – but Craig Taborn guests on piano on two numbers – and the great bass of Jason Roebke holds the set together solidly throughout. Titles include versions of Roscoe Mitchell's "Old" and John Jenkins' "Sharon" – plus the tracks "Warming Down", "The Ephemeral Words Of Ruth", "House Of Three Smiles", and "The Lady Has A Bomb". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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New Archie SheppCry Of My People ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a losse collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists like Joe Lee Wilson and Peggie Blue – all to craft a set of tunes that are as righteous and political as they are spiritual and soulful! The great Cal Massey handled arrangements on a number of the tracks on the set – bringing together the players with a wonderfully unified feel, pushing away the easy spirituality of earlier records to forge a massively powerful sound – and Shepp matches his great efforts by blowing some of his most soulful lines on record! Titles include the wonderful "African Drum Suite (parts 1 & 2)", plus "A Prayer", "Cry Of My People", "The Lady", "All God's Children Got A Home In The Universe", and "Rest Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a promo sticker and some wear.)

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Somethin' For The PeopleThis Time It's Personal ... CD
Warner, 1997. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Staple SingersOh La De Da/We The People ... 7-inch
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have stickers.)

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Street PeopleYou're My One Weakness Girl/You're The Girl I Love ... 7-inch
Vigor, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Sweet Charles (aka Charles Sherell)For Sweet People From Sweet Charles ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A supremely fantastic album, and one that's always woefully overlooked in discussions of James Brown's incredible People label! Sweet Charles, Charles Sherell, was a great lost soul vocalist who had a voice that was warm and mellow, with a sweetness that was often missing from James' singing – but which sounded great with his arrangements and production. Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews arranged this one and only album, and the record's a great blend of sweet soul tracks, funky numbers, and other stellar grooves. There's a killer version of "Soul Man", that begins with a very tasty break; the monster "Yes, It's You", which has a sweetly sliding intro that's ripe for sampling; the righteous political "Why Can't I Be Treated Like A Man" – and lots of other nice ones too! CD

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New T RexMy People Were Fair & Had Sky In Their Hair ... CD
A&M/Straight Ahead, 1968. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Horace Tapscott w/ Pan Afrikan People's ArkestraLive At IUCC (2CD set) ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99 24.99
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the tracks – that heir to the Impulse Records style that Tapscott and other Nimbus Records artists carried on well into the early 80s. The group here features some of Tapscott's Nimbus labelmates – including Sabir Matteen and Billy Harris on tenor saxes, Linda Hill on piano, Adele Sebastian on flute, Roberto Miranda on bass, and Jesse Sharps on soprano sax – and in a way, the album's almost a live summation of all the mighty talents brewing on the Nimbus label at the time! Tracks are all quite long, and titles include a great version of Sebastian's "Desert Fairy Princess", plus "Macrame", "Future Sally's Time", "Noissessprahs", "Village Dance", "LTT", and "Lift Every Voice". CD

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Village PeopleGo West ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The only "west" these guys have gone is the West Village – the home of their aesthetic, and a post-Stonewall playground that was getting very firmly noticed by the mainstream by this point. The album's their last big one for Casablanca – and features the hit "In The Navy", plus the tracks "Go West", "Citizens Of The World", "I Wanna Shake Your Hand", "Manhattan Woman", and "Get Away Holiday". Horace Ott's still arranging, and the album was recorded at Sigma Sound New York. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, and a bit of light wear.)

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Earl Wilson JrLet My People Come – A Sexual Musical ... LP
Libra, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A weird one! In the wake of Oh Calcutta, there were a few experiments in nude musicals – a strange early 70s sub-genre that's probably better remembered more through jokes in Mad Magazine, than by the actual works that filled it up. This one's definitely one of the more compelling – a pretty much porno musical, complete with lyrics that contain more than a bit of profanity (so watch out kids!). The backings are pretty good, kind of in an Oh Calcutta vein, with a mix of groovy jazz and easy styles – kind of "right on", and better than you'd actually expect if you can avoid listening to the words. Titles include "Dirty Words", "Come In My Mouth", "Take Me Home With You", "Give It To Me", "I'm Gay", "Let My People Come", and "I Believe In My Body". LP, Vinyl record album

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Young Zee (No Brains Class)Everybody Get (main, radio, inst, acapella)/Milk (People Call Me) (radio, inst)/Juice (radio, TV) ... 12-inch
Perspective, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo. Classic JB production stuff, with 13 great tracks, including a bonus CD cut that's not on the original LP (which is out of print, by the way.) This was a sampler's dream in the 80's, and it's still a listener's dream in this decade! Tracks include "Same Beat" by the JBs, "Parrty" by Maceo, "If You Don't Get It The First Time" by the JBs, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Lyn Collins, "Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again" by Lyn Collins, "Hot Pants Road" by The JBs, "Mama Feelgood" by Lyn Collins, "Think" by Lyn Collins, and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs! CD

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New VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 2 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown work – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, and more! The groove's tight and hard, and tracks include "Do Your Thing", "Cross The Track", "I Know You Got Soul", "From The Love Side", "What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You", and the massive "Message From the Soul Sisters", and incredible track with a great sample! Also includes 2 CD bonus cuts, one of which is the insanely great "Super Good (parts 1&2)" by Vicki Anderson (recording as Myra Barnes). CD

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VariousJende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $24.99
Amazing sounds from San Basilio De Palenque – a unique cultural crossroads on the coast of Colombia! The town was the first free slave community in the Americas – a distinction it's held for centuries – and continues to have strong ties to Africa, partly because of its roots, partly because of its longtime isolation from the rest of Colombia. As a result, the music is a very unique hybrid – very heavy on traditional modes, but evolved into very different directions too – and only marginally influenced by some of the more familiar Colombian styles. The sounds here are especially rootsy – given that they were recorded as part of a documentary project, which is also included in the package – and are easily some of the deepest ethnographic recordings that Soul Jazz has ever released! The music is heavy on percussion instruments and chanting – and the collection features music by Estrellas Del Caribe, Son Malagana, Santiago Ospino, Manuela Torres, Sikito, Curramberos De Gamero, and To Ane E Lo Memo Sexteto. CD
(DVD is PAL/NTSC coded, Region Free. Great book-style package too!)

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VariousRat Music For Rat People ... LP
Go! Discs, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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VariousReal Music For Real People – Compiled & Mixed By DJ Language ... CD
BBE (UK), 2005. Used ... $4.99
NYC DJ Language assembles a wonderful little mix set for BBE Records – serving as a bit of a sampler for the label's eclectic groove – also working in a number of far-reaching classics and rarities from the international club and hip hop scene! Strains of underground soul, blazing electro and house, storming street hop and astral vibes keep it deep throughout! 21 tracks in all: "Confusion" by Chris Prolific feat Ayo, "I've Read About" by D'Nell, "War" by Nas, "Appreciate" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, "Slow Baby Dubb" by Spacek, "Sincere" by Foreign Exchange, "50 Ways To Love Your Lover" by Platinum Pied Pipers, "Lie Low" by Black Spade, "Booty La La" by Bugz In The Attic, "Tarzan" by Roy Ayers, "Close To You (Maurice Fulton rmx)" by Beanfield and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonMy People ... CD
Contact/Boplicity (UK), 1963. New Copy ... Around August 25, 2014
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an all-star cast that includes Jimmy Jones both at the piano and conductor's stand; Joya Sherrill on vocals with the Irving Bunton Singers, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy McPhail, and Lil Greenwood; Billy Strayhorn on celeste, Juan Amalbert on conga, and other familiar Ellingtonians in the larger group! The tunes have a mix of gospel and folk roots, turned towards more modern Ellington compositional modes – and almost all numbers feature vocals, including one with narration by Ellington himself. Titles include "Will You Be There", "Come Sunday", "David Danced", "Montage", "My Mother My Father", "My People", "The Blues Ain't", and "What Color Is Virtue". CD
Also available My People (Contact pressing) ... LP 4.99

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Azar LawrencePeople Moving ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
A very nice bit of spacey funky jazz from sax player Azar Lawrence, and one of the great earlier productions by Skip Scarborough, with a feel that's very similar to Gary Bartz's work with Larry Mizell! Azar plays a mix of funk and spiritual soul jazz – and he's got some great electric backing by Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Mtume, and Lee Ritenour. The whole thing's got a great Fantasy Records funk groove – and includes many nice titles like "Theme For A New Day", "Kickin Back", "Canticle For The Universe", "Gratitude" and a great take on Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love". CD
Also available People Moving ... LP 9.99

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Archie SheppCry Of My People ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
One of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a losse collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists like Joe Lee Wilson and Peggie Blue – all to craft a set of tunes that are as righteous and political as they are spiritual and soulful! The great Cal Massey handled arrangements on a number of the tracks on the set – bringing together the players with a wonderfully unified feel, pushing away the easy spirituality of earlier records to forge a massively powerful sound – and Shepp matches his great efforts by blowing some of his most soulful lines on record! Titles include the wonderful "African Drum Suite (parts 1 & 2)", plus "A Prayer", "Cry Of My People", "The Lady", "All God's Children Got A Home In The Universe", and "Rest Enough". CD
Also available Cry Of My People ... LP 24.99

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New VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 3 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing – and the best yet in this legendary series! Like the other volumes, this is a collection of funky work produced by James Brown for other artists, most of it lifted from his legendary People Records imprint. However, unlike the others, or at least unlike the first volume, this volume's got some amazing stuff that almost never shows up on other reissues – and it's even got some incredible unreleased material! The whole thing's a super-heavy super-funky dip into some of the rarest James Brown-related material you can find – if you can find it at all in any other format. Titles include "Pick Up The Pieces One By One" by AABB, "There Was A Time" by Dee Felice Trio, "Doin The Do" by Bobby Byrd & The JBs, "Who Knows" by Beau Dollar, "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothin (original rock version)" by James Brown, "Mr Hot Pants" by The Believers, "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose" by Lyn Collins (a 45-only track), "How You Gonna Get Respect?" by Hank Ballard, "Hang Out & Hustle" by Sweet Charles (a 45-only track), and "Blow Your Head (undubbed version)" by The JBs! Great stuff – and at this price, you'll be funky and rich! CD

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New John Clegg & His OrchestraMusic For Nervous People ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Living Stereo pressing! Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)

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New CrampsBad Music For Bad People ... LP
IRS, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining.)

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New Lee DorseyPeople Gonna Talk/Do Re Me ... 7-inch
Fury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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New Jimmy DriftwoodVoice Of The People ... LP
Monument/Omni (Australia), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work from hillbilly folktale troubadour Jimmy Driftwood – the go-to songwriting genius when legends like Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton needed an eccentric Americana fable to cut in the 50s and 60s (Cash even went back to him in the 90s) – and one of the rare artists willing to bury some progressive lyrics in his tunes! Driftwood had a way of mixing genuine history with fanciful and comical elements – such as using an alligator to launch cannonballs in "The Battle Of New Orleans". It's great stuff, chiming little country folk tunes with unmistakably unique lyrics – and just as unique of an approach to performance! 12 tracks in all: "What Color Is The Soul Of Man?", "The Voice Of The People", "The Lonesome Ape", "Standing On The Left Hand Side Of God", "Battle Hymn Of Peace", "Mixed-Up Family", "Equality", and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Everyday PeopleI Like What I Like ... CD
Red Coach/Unidisc, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of funk that sounds a heck of a lot like early Kool & The Gang! It's no surprise, too, because the album was produced by Gene Redd, has a few Kool & The Gang covers (like "Funky Granny" and "Who's Gonna Take the Weight"), and was issued on the related Red Coach label. The group are head and shoulders above most other early 70s ensemble funk groups – and have a very tight instrumental approach that was only matched by a few other combos, like the early Fatback Band or K & The G. Tracks include "Gold Smoke", "Funky Granny", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Mama Said-Papa Said", and "Funky Gene-Ra-Tion". CD

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New Fatback BandPeople Music ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential reissue of one of the greatest funk albums ever! This is the great LP of hard funky cuts that perfectly sums up the Fatback style that you've heard so much about – but which you can't find on much of their late 70s albums! The whole album is filled to the brim with loads of great hard funk cuts, with cool crowd noises and a non-stop groove all the way through. Monster cuts, including "Nija Walk", "Fatbackin", "Soul March", "Soul Man", "Kiba", "Clap Your Hands", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Friends Of DistinctionFriends & People ... LP
RCA, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the stranger albums by the Friends of Distinction – with some super-baroque arrangements by Jerry Peters that seem to be trying to push the group past the bouncy formula of their earlier hits. The style should work, especially because Peters is always such a rich talent for more complicated soul work – but the female lead vocals in the group kind of get all flowery in the worst moments, wrecking the record a bit. Still, there are a few nice numbers that have a tight early 70s pop soul groove – and these let the group still show their strength at putting over a regular soul track. Titles include "Dying To Live", "Down I Go", "Let Me Be", "I Need You", "Jenny Wants To Know", and the extended track "It's Time To See Each Other". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Stan Getz & Kenny BarronPeople Time ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Patrick HernandezBorn To Be Alive/Too Many People ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a CBS Disco Single sleeve.)

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New HoweefeelPeople Of The World/Lookin' For A Love (clear vinyl) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early track from the guys who'd later record under the Davis Import name – stepping out here in a style that's more funky club overall! "People Of The World" has a slightly righteous message, and a nicely straightforward groove – one that's aimed right at the dancefloor, and which provides a great balance to the soaring moogy keyboard lines, and the mighty catchy lyrics! "Lookin For A Love" is nice too – same spacey keyboards at the start, but a mellower groove overall – kind of slow stepping with some great funky flute alongside the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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New Jankowski SingersFor Night People Only ... LP
MPS, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moody vocals from the Jankowski Singers – a hip ensemble led by pianist Horst Jankowski, with a floating dreamy sound that's very much in the best MPS easy mode! The tracks on the set are as haunting as the "nightpeople" in the title might imply – harmonic, yet slightly off-kilter – and easy, yet with an undercurrent of 70s slink that makes everything feel a bit stranger than it otherwise might. The title track – "Nightpeople Only" – is a real gem, and worth the price of the record alone – but the rest of the set is pretty wonderful too, with a cool blend of male/female chorus vocals, Jankowski's piano and keyboards, and some sweetly compressed flugelhorn solos from Ack Van Rooyen. Other tracks include "Didn't We", "Let's Make A Day", "With Two Eyes", "Light My Fire", and "Lady Eve". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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New Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Klaus LayerFor The People Like Us (colored vinyl) ... LP
Redefinition, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Abstract, yet classic hip hop inspired instrumentals from Klaus Layer – a prolific German producer who continues to deliver the goods! For The People Like Us shows a lot of love for 90s east coast hip hop production, without imitating it – funky beats that'll get your heads nodding, sampled vocal loops, murky keyboard atmospherics – but there's a heavily atmospheric vibe, and gritty texture that gives it a distinctive, unique sound of its own. Includes "For The People Like Us", "The Sun Is Up", "Der Traum Von Gestern (Resurgent Branch)", "Animals Garden", "Be As You Are", "Keine Pantomime (No Pantomime)", "I'm No Joke", "Coming To Your World", "Symbol Fur Morgen (Symbol Of Tomorrow)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl.)

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New Last PoetsOh My People ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later album from the Last Poets – recorded after their classic run in the 70s, but still pretty nice overall! The record's a bit of an unusual one, in that it shows a bit of the creeping "street" element that the Poets would absorb into their work after being dubbed as the "Godfathers Of Rap" during the early years of hip hop. The record's not really a hip hop set, but it's definitely got a bit more of a street soul vibe, thanks to Celluloid production from Bill Laswell – who certainly shows some of his association here with the hip hop related projects on the label. Laswell mixes in bits of street funk and electro with the Poets' older style of jazzoetry – and the lyrics are sometimes a bit more song-structured than before, with a few more choruses than in the earlier days of free-flowing lines. Titles include "Hold Fast", "What Will You Do", "Parting Company", and "This Is Your Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lat-TeensBuena Gente/Good People ... LP
Cotique, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Good people, these Latin Teens – a very cool group that was young enough to not worry about names or labels, and who jammed in the best open-ended style of the time! As their name might imply, the group was mostly made up of kids – and as such, they had kind of a freewheeling approach to their work that made for some pretty great records. This album's their second, and it's steeped in a strong sense of the boogaloo, complete with the best Cotique Records elements like drug references, soulful vocals, silly lyrics, and other nice touches! Titles include "I Remember When", "You Are Mine", "Smoke Shop", "Soulful Thing", and "El Nuevo Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandPower To The People/Touch Me ... 7-inch
Apple, 1971. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has clear tape on the seams.)

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New Nick LowePure Pop For Now People ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a small tear on the top seam.)

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New Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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New Curtis MayfieldPeople Get Ready – The Curtis Mayfield Story (3CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Includes original box and book.)

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New Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene in Tokyo and Germany! The approach on this record is kind of like a mixture between Chaka Khan and Joni Mitchell – lots of upbeat grooves, mixed with jazzy acoustic guitar and some wonderfully soaring vocals – in a style that needs to be heard to be fully understood. The standout cut is the amazing "Jimmy Jean", a soaring jazzy dance cut with unbelievable vocals – and other nice ones include "Sliding", "Ain't No Two Ways", and "All To You". CD

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New Buddy MilesMessage To The People ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of tripped-out soul from Buddy Miles – put together with a lot of nice psychedelic production, and an overall sound that stays nice and deep on the bottom end of things – and lets Buddy rock out heavily on rootsy vocals. There's no real standout funky numbers, but the overall sound of the album is very much inspired by the sound of funk – as well as some of the funk/rock crossovers of the time – and titles include "Joe Tex", "Place Over There", "The Segment", "Don't Keep Me Wondering", "Sudden Stop", and "That's The Way Life Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Giorgio Moroder/David BowieCat People ... LP
Backstreet, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the great David Bowie song "Putting Out Fire" – plus lots of cool electronic moments from Moroder! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining & peeling along the bottom 3 inches.)

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New People Under The StairsQuestion In The Form Of An Answer ... CD
Om Records, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by So Cal's great PUTS. "Crazy Love", "Youth Explosion", "Suite For The Creeper", "Sterns To Western", "Code Check", "Blowin' Wax", "Stoned Youth Truth", "King Kuff", "Stay Home" and the rest. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New People's ChoiceBoogie Down USA ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most successful albums cut by People's Choice during the 70s – and a record that shows them making the same progression from funk to disco as other groups of the time, like BT Express. Yet despite the easily imagined disco that the title might indicate, the album's actually got some great soul tracks – filled with the heavy Philly soul of earlier days, stretched out a bit more professionally thanks to production help from Gamble & Huff. Frankie Brunson's great on vocals and keyboards, and the band grooves hard and tight on most of the album. Tracks include "Do It Any Way You Wanna", "Mickey D's", "Party Is A Groovy Thing", "Don't Send Me Away", and "I'm Leaving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsSecond Cities Vol 1 ... CD
482 Music, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mike Reed's been an important figure on the Chicago scene for many years now – but he's a musician who's also got some ties to Amsterdam, which has served as a second city in his life – hence the title of the set! The album pays tribute to some of the avant and improvising greats of the Dutch scene – a number of whom join Reed and his quartet on the album – including Ab Baars on tenor and clarinet, Michael Moore on alto and clarinet, Guus Janssen on piano, and Joost Buis on trombone. The core sounds are still from Reed's group – with Mike on drums, Time Haldeman on tenor, Greg Ward on alto, and Jason Roebke on drums – all working in that great People Places & Things mix of arrangement and improvisation that we love from other records. But the shift of material really makes for a nice change, too – and titles include "Train Ride", "Gammer", "Marshall's Birthday", "What Happened At Conway Hall 1938", "One Bar", "Basil Outside", and "Een Voor Von". CD

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New Soul SearchersWe The People ... LP
Sussex, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a really free-thinking outfit with a lot of jazz in their funk – and a willingness to change up the beats and timings in ways that push the record miles ahead from an average funk outing. Tracks swirl around with an amazing intensity – supported by guitar work from Brown, organ from Hilton Felton, and some really great horns from Don Tillery and Lloyd Pinchback. The album features a wonderful remake of "Think" – plus the great originals "1993", "Soul To The People", "Blowout", and "We The People". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Soul SearchersWe The People ... LP
Sussex, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a really free-thinking outfit with a lot of jazz in their funk – and a willingness to change up the beats and timings in ways that push the record miles ahead from an average funk outing. Tracks swirl around with an amazing intensity – supported by guitar work from Brown, organ from Hilton Felton, and some really great horns from Don Tillery and Lloyd Pinchback. The album features a wonderful remake of "Think" – plus the great originals "1993", "Soul To The People", "Blowout", and "We The People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean overall.)

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New Street PeopleLiberated Lady (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Vigor, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Liberated Lady" is a surprisingly sweet number from this group – especially as much of their work is usually in the more uptempo vein. The cut's got a monologue at the beginning, then rolls into a mellow lyric, replete with electric sitar, that sounds more early 70s than the date of the side. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
 
 



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