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VariousEast Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD
ESP, Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the coolest, weirdest records ever issued on the legendary ESP label in the 60s – and an album that really sums up the East Village crossroads from which the imprint sprang! The music here is a mad melange of art rock, hippie folk, sound samples, and avant jazz – all presented in a non-stop blend of music which is often layered together – very much with the feel of the newspaper promised in the title – except a newspaper of the "underground" version that was often sold on street corners back in the day! Tracks include "Jazz Improv" by Marion Brown and Scott Holt, "Noise" by The Velvet Underground, "Interview With Hairy" by Ken Weaver & Ed Sanders, "Silence" by Andy Warhol, "The Free Lance Pall Bearers" by Ishmael Reed, "Love & Ashes" by Tuli Kupferberg, "Luci's Wedding" by The Plastic Clock Radio, and "Mantras" by Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky. CD

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VariousFallin Off The Reel Vol 3 – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD
Truth & Soul, Early 70s/2000s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic, more stylistically sprawling set of funky singles from our friends at Truth & Soul! Fallin' Off The Reel III features 20 tracks in the order of release of their limited edition funky 45s – tracks from Lee Fields, Cosmic Force, El Michels Affair, Ghetto Brothers, Black Velvet and more! Excellent instrumentals and vocal numbers from the best of them, including raw soul legend Lee Fields, the funky disco of Cosmic Force, the first class funk revivalism of the El Michels Affair, rare classics from Timothy McNealy, psychedelic funk from Michael Leonhart and much more! Titles include "Ghetto Down" by Cosmic Force, "Funky Movement No 2" and "Sagittarius Black" by Timothy McNealy, "Spread Your Soul", "Red Rooster" and more by El Michels Affair, "An Earth Quake's Coming" by Black Velvet, "Stand Tall" by Olympians, "Problems" by Lee Fields And The Explorers, "Gold Fever" by Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 and more. CD

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. CD
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD 15.99

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VariousJewel Records Gospel Story ... CD
Jewel/Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
Way more than just the gospel you might expect from the title – given that the music here comes from the Jewel Records label, a real powerhouse for southern soul and blues! The style here is plenty secular overall – with lots of the best deep soul overtones we've come to expect from Jewel in the late 60s and early 70s – including that relaxed sort of production approach that makes the label's music way different than that of any of their southern contemporaries on the scene. The tunes are definitely spiritual, but carried off in a way that's very appealing to any fan of southern soul at the time – and the double-length set features a massive 36 gospel gems from Jewel that include "You Better Get Right" by Willie Morganfield, "I'm Traveling On" by The Soul Stirrers, "Solid Rock" by The Violinaires, "Little Boy" by Ted Taylor, "He Changed" by Albertina Walker & The Caravans, "All The Way" by The Violinaires, "Confusing Times" by Clarence Fountain, "A Change Is Gonna Come" by The Meditation Singers, and "There's A Creator" by Roscoe Robinson. CD

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VariousKenny Dope & Keb Darge Presents Kay Dee Records Vol 2 ... CD
Kay Dee, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A treasure trove of rare funk – all hand-picked by Keb Darge and Kenny Dope, two names we trust more than most when it comes to rare funk! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and a handful are presented here in new edits by Kenny – not remixes, and very much in the spirit of the original 45s – but re-presented in ways that bring up the funkiest bits from the bottom! The sound quality here is great – often much clearer than the original 45s – and the package is even better than the first set – a much-needed dose of the funky Kay Dee sound for the CD market. Titles include Kenny Dope mixes of "Save The Youth" by Mellow Madness, "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Family Of Eve, "Puddin" by Belle Farms Estate, "Shed A Tear" by Rickey Calloway, "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright, and "Masterpiece" by Clarence Reid – plus the cuts "Latin Freak" by 7 Miles Per Hour Band, "Lay It On Me" by Willie Johnson, "I'm Your Man" by Spade Brigade, "Super Strut" by Kashmere Stage Band, and "What It Takes To Live" by Chosen Few Band. CD

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $32.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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New VariousKollektion 1A – Sky Records Compiled By Tim Gane ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $25.99
A wonderful dip into the legendary Sky Records catalog from Germany – home to some of the most inventive, creative electronic work of the late 70s – and a key inspiration on generations of musicians for years to come! As proof of that, this set's put together by Tim Gane of Stereolab – who's out to show the more "pop" side of the Sky catalog – a claim that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, given that most of these cuts don't feature any vocals or poppy hooks at all! Yet there is a way of moving electronics forward that really bridges a space between earlier academic or proggish modes, and some of the thinner 80s sounds to come – a really special Sky way of doing a hell of a lot with just a little, often with results that are surprisingly warm, and very resonant after all these years. Titles on this first volume include "Doppelschnitt" by Moebius & Beerbohm, "Wein Aus Wien" by Asmus Tietchens, "Glaubersalz" by Roedelius, "Feuerland" by Michael Rother, "Prothese" by Cluster, and "Conditionierer" by Moebius & Plank. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousLa Ciudad Secreta – The Experimental Sounds Of Barcelona 1971 to 1991 ... LP
Munster (Spain), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3 LPs ... $34.99
A really amazing document of experimental sounds from Spain – a collection that spans two decades worth of recordings from Barcelona – with music that runs from free jazz to post punk to more experimental and electronic styles as well! The notes are amazing – a very detailed rundown of a scene we know very little about – at a level that brings some of the few better-known acts here into perspective with a huge amount of others – almost in a way that reconstructs the developent of an entire scene in the space of one double-length record! Titles include "Evasion Du Future" by Xeerox, "Ciencia Piccio" by Suck Electronic Enciclopedic, "Primeras Impresiones" by Macromassa, "Panodrama" by Tres, "Rngie" by Melodinamika Sensor, "A" by Error Genetico, "Impop" by Dial, "La Sombra De Un Sombrero" by Naif, and "Masturbacion" by Avant Dernieres Pensees. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMuseum Melpomene – Mixed By Masanori Morita (Studio Apartment) ... CD
New World (Japan), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A blistering array of soulful house tracks – all mixed together by Masanori Morita of the Japanese group Studio Apartment! The sound here is more dynamically clubby than most of Studio Apartment's work – more in a house-based New York groove – with a rich tapestry of sounds that filter through the mix and unite all numbers in a wonderfully sensuous sound! CD 1 features a full extended mix by Morita – with tracks that include "Touch The Sky" by Dennis Ferrer with Mia Tuttavilla, "Bipolar (orig mix)" by Fudge, "Rej (Pastaboys club)" by Ame, "Spacious Mind" by Tiger Stripes, "Earth Rain Rhythm Machine" by Scott Wozniak, "Chant Of The Kariboo (MF dub)" by DJ Technic, "I Can't Imagine" by Dennis Ferrer with Selan, "The Way You Love Me (Dim's TSOP version)" by Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz, and "U (Blvd East main rmx)" by Fuzion with Wallace Gary. CD 2 features 3 Blaze remixes of the track "The Rising Sun", by Studio Apartment. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMy Intention Is War – Trinidad Calypsos 1928 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $12.99
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some occasional jazzier inflections on horns – all to support the playfully political lyrics in the lead! Titles include "When Me Body Lay down In The Grave" by The Lion, "Lopez Contreras" by Codello's Top Hatters Orchestre, "Inequality Of Life" by Atilla The Hun, "Under The British Commander" by Emery Cournard Serenaders, and "Exploiting" by The Caresser. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNYC Salsa 2 – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
A heavy-hitting batch of salsa from the legendary Fania Records catalog – and a collection that's almost more on fire than the first volume in the series! As before, the tracks here showcase the best sounds of New York's glory days for Latin music – that point in the 70s when the scene was exploding anew with a fresh sense of power and pride – and really hitting the best elements of the groove that was starting to be known as salsa! The package digs a bit deeper than before, and features some great lesser-known gems – and like other titles from the revived Fania, the packaging and presentation is superb. Titles include "El Remolon" by Cabrerita, "Timbalero Mayor" by Menique, "Payaso" by La Muralla, "Resignacion" by Gilberto Cruz, "Don Anastacio" by Javier Vazquez, "Arenque" by Alfredo Vargas, "Nosotros" by Monguito Santamaria, "Catano" by Justo Betancourt, "La Fiera" by Kako & Azuquita, and "Dejame En Paz" by Johnny Colon. CD
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VariousOkeh Rhythm & Blues ... LP
Okeh/Epic, Mid 50s/1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Essential 2LP set of rare R&B material from the legendary Okeh label – known to many as one of the 50's best labels for the genre! Sure, you'll find a few hits on here – like Screamin Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On Your" – but the real nice bits are the obscurer tracks, like "Please Say You Want Me" by The Schoolboys, "Dumplins" by Doc Bagby, "Peanuts" by Little Joe, "Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)" by The Treneirs, and "Baby You're My Only Love", a real early one from Billy Stewart. Great stuff throughout, and a nice set of notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousPeru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... LP
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually a guitar, but sometimes keyboards too – and a definite electric element in the production, which has key sounds getting all cool and spacey in spots you wouldn't expect – almost other-worldly in approach, with a vibe that's mighty unique! And while there's a few familiar elements from cumbia or chicha, the range of styles here goes way past the usual – with elements of psych, Latin, or other South American styles really tripping things out. One of the freshest sets we've heard in a while – with tracks that include "Salsa 73" by Chango Y Su Conjunto, "Mambo De Machaguay" by Lucho Neves, "El Chacarero" by Los Gatos Blancos, "Sueno De Amor" by Zulu, "Bailando En La Campina" by Los Orientales, "Trinan Las Golondrinas" by John Benny & Los Riberenos, "Me Siento Feliz" by Los Ecos, "Toro Mata" by Lucia De La Cruz, "El Zambito Rumbero" by Manzanita, and "La Callina" by Felix Martinez. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPop Goes The Easel – The Start Of The Swinging Sixties ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A mad mix of soundtrack styles – pulled together in support of a mighty cool package that showcases the best of the British art films of the early 60s! By this point, UK cinema was really coming into its own – and finding a fresh voice that was neither influenced by American productions, nor slavishly tied to other European cinematic styles – but was instead a new mode that packed all the power and punch of London in the swinging 60s. The music here is sometimes rock, sometimes jazz, sometimes other styles that were bubbling under in the UK – and tracks are performed by a diverse group that includes the John Barry Seven, Craig Douglas, Chris Barber, Barba Windsor, Jet Harris, The Spotnicks, The Wayfarers, Jimmy Crawford, John Dankworth, and many others – and the package features music from the films Whistle Down The Wind, It's Trad Dad, Just For Fun, Victim, The Painted Smile, Pop Goes The Easel, Idle On Parade, The Amorous Prawn, Play It Cool, and All Night Long. CD

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New VariousRoots Of Hip Hop – From Church To Gangsta ... CD
Harte, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
The key influences on hip hop have been well documented over the years – but this set goes beyond those obvious 70s roots, and attempts to look at a variety of styles over the course of the 20th century – bits of soul, blues, R&B, and gospel that may well show the early emergence of some hip hop ideals – or, at the very least, offer up some great examples of badass spoken bits in music! We're won over mostly by the selection of music on the collection, which is great – and almost care less about the overall pre-hip hop project, as that's somewhat tricky territory to move through – and if you're looking for some great jive and R&B, the set's got plenty to offer – lots of offbeat numbers that include "Road House Boogie" by Big Jay McNeely, "When I'm In My Tea" by Dr Jo Jo Adams, "Puerto Vootie" by Slim Gaillard, "Baby Baby" by Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy, "Caught" by Mamie Ree & Young Wolf, "In Dat Mornin" by Jimmie Lunceford, "Whi I Like Roosevelt (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul Stirrers, "These Hard Times" by Rev JM Gates, "Swamp Root" by Harmonica Frank Floyd, "Just Can't Stay" by Willie Nix, "The Letter" by Vernon Green & The Medallions, and "Number Writer" by Dan Pickett. CD

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VariousSoul Fire 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 8 x 7" (reissue)... $49.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 8 X 7" box set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex Machines and more! Soul Fire's run of funk 45s in the 90s are pivotal to the resurgence of funk music as a vital force, and stands to this day as some of the most vital of the era – for both the progressive, contemporary funk recordings and for their revival of legends like the above mentioned Lee Fields. This box includes Soul Fire landmarks and overlooked tunes alike – and includes "I'm The Man" by Lee Fields & The Explorers, "Chum's Pimpage" by Bronx River Parkway, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, "Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Don't Think. . .Do" by Bama & The Family, "Funky Crawl" and "Rap It Together" by Detroit Sex Machines, "Soul Dynamite" by Lee Fields & The Explorers and more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes in a nice, silkscreened box, too!)
Also available Soul Fire Box Set ... CD 16.99

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VariousSoul Fire Box Set ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 2CD set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex Machines and more! Soul Fire's run of funk 45s in the 90s are pivotal to the resurgence of funk music as a cultural force, and stands to this day as some of the most vital of the era – for both the progressive, contemporary funk recordings and for their revival of legends like the above mentioned Lee Fields. This box includes Soul Fire landmarks and overlooked tunes alike – and includes "I'm The Man" by Lee Fields & The Explorers, "Chum's Pimpage" by Bronx River Parkway, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, "Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Don't Think. . .Do" by Bama & The Family, "Funky Crawl" and "Rap It Together" by Detroit Sex Machines, "Soul Dynamite" by Lee Fields & The Explorers and more. 35 tracks on 2CDs. CD
Also available Soul Fire 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch 49.99

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New VariousSoul Lounge 9 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2012. New Copy 3 CD ... $19.99
40 tracks, at one mighty nice price – and a killer entry in the long-running Soul Lounge series! Think "soul" more than "lounge" – and get past the Hed Kandi-like image on the cover – because this stuff is the real deal – a great collection of Neo Soul gems pulled from the rich catalog of Dome Records – plus excellent tracks from other contemporary labels too! There's plenty to love here if you love our Neo Soul section – and we dare say that the track selection here is as good as we would have chosen, were we to put out such a set. Titles include "Nights" by Sy Smith with Rahsaan Patterson, "You Got Love" by Kindred The Family Soul, "Like This" by Avery Sunshine, "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "Get Myself Together (souldynamic rmx)" by Angela Johnson, "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)" by Incognito, "In The Thick Of It" by Sunburst Band with Angela Johnson, "This Is What You Are" by Mario Biondi, "Sweetness" by Carleen Anderson, "Warm Human" by Heston, "Never In Your Sun" by Khari Cabral Simmons with India Arie, "Body Language" by Anthony David, and "Teardrops" by Avani. CD

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New VariousSummer Records Anthology 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Summer/Light In The Attic, Mid 70s-1980s. Used ... $8.99
Another blistering treasure trove of Canadian reggae! You heard us right, this batch of deep and heavy roots comes all the way from Toronto, and though it may be geographically isolated from the Caribbean, the vibes are deeply rooted foundation rock, not unlike some of the other astoundingly great material the folks at Light In The Attic have reissued. Jerry Brown's Summer Records imprint churned out no small number of tremendous reggae cuts, as this excellent compilation documents, working with West Indian ex-pats, visiting luminaries and local talent, too! The tracks run the gamut from bright and crisp to murky smoked out but it's all unbelievably great and will open your eyes to a whole new scene in the same way that the refreshing Jamaica Toronto set did! 15 tracks in all, including "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Warrior" and "Jah Jah Live Forever" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sufferer" and "Awakening" by Earth, Roots & Water, "Run Them A Run" by Willi Williams, "Reach My Destiny" by Noel Ellis, "Dreadlock Lady" by Jerry Brown, "Come Together" by Bobby Gaynair and Earth, Roots & Water, and "Mankind" by Adrian Homer Miller and Earth, Roots & Water. Plus as a bonus, there's a DVD layer on the CD, with 20 minutes of excellent archival footage of Jerry Brown and his artists in the studio and at the dance! CD
(Dual Disc includes documentary shot in Toronto between 1979 & 1982.)

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range that goes past just the likely compatriots from Serge's inner circle, to include bigger names from Parisian pop who were touched by his sublime songwriting skills, and his innate ear for a sexy groove! The album's a wonderfully focused collection of female French numbers – all of which have that undeniable slinky sound we love in Gainsbourg's own recordings too. Titles include "Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois" by Isabelle Aubert, "Les Yeux Pour Pleurer" by Nana Mouskouri, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "La Javanaise" by Juliette Greco, "Baudelaire" by Catherine Sauvage, "Les Sucettes" by France Gall, "Elastique" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Tandem" by Vanessa Paradis, "Lulu" by Bambou, "Con C'Est Con Ces Consequences" by Jane Birkin, "L'Anamour" by Francoise Hardy, "Reves Et Caravells" by Michele Arnaud, "Jane B" by Jane Birkin, "Hier Ou Demain" by Marianne Faithfull, "Strip Tease" by Juliette Greco, and "Contact" by Brigitte Bardot. CD

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Martin BoettcherPfarrer Braun ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-October, 2014
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CanCan (with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin/Mute, New Copy (reissue)... Around October 21, 2014
Reissue of Can's 1979 album, originally released self-titled, but rereleased in the mid 80s as Inner Space – a departure from the earlier brass experimentalism and with almost fusiony keyboard funk and synth rock. This lineup of Can featured Michael Karoli on guitar and bass, Irmin Schmidt onkeys & synth, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Reebop Kwaku Baah on percussion – with founding member Holger Czukay taking credit as editor. Titles include "All Gates Open", "Safe", "Sunday Jam", "Sodom", "A Spectacle", "EFS Nr 99", "Ping Pong" and "Can Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache BandRiver Is Deep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
Great work from the Fort Apache Band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez – recorded at a point when the group was really starting to cook! Other players include Wilfredo Velez on alto, Steve Turre and Papo Vasquez on trombones, Andy Gonzalez on bass, and Nicky Marrero on percussion – and some tracks are nice and long, and very jazzy! CD

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Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... LP
Folkways/Numero, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 30, 2014
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the funk! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a diversity that's really great – and they're equally well-suited to longer, trippier funk instrumentals, and shorter more soul-based tunes. The vocal numbers are especially haunting, as they've got a moody and sad feel that's more like New Jersey or Detroit group soul of the time than the usual Miami soul – and the funkier tunes have a nice psychedelic approach that uses plenty of sweetly-tuned guitar! Titles include "Party Fever", "Precious Wing", "The Montgomery Movement", "Gotta Make A Comeback", and "Left Me With A Memory". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeC'Era Una Volta Il West (aka Once Upon A Time In The West) ... LP
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Early September, 2014 (delayed)
One of Morricone's most famous scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized worldwide as a genius! The whole thing's pretty damn eerie – about as eerie as the movie, which is a real stunner – and it shifts from dark orchestral themes to sparer numbers that use guitar, banjo, and some really creepy whistling to set the mood. Some tracks feature vocal work by I Cantorni Moderni, directed by Alessandro Alessandroni – and titles include "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "Cheyenne", "Armonica", "L'Uomo Dell'Armonica" and "L'America Di Jill". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... LP
Membran (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-September, 2014
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents to come along in years – but he's also great when working in new formats too, and really brings his a-game to just about any other setting he approaches! Most of the music here is still in the jazz-based style of Porter's other records, but a few tracks are a bit more groove-heavy too – yet never in a way that's disrespectful of the vocals, or Gregory's core contributions. Titles include "About The Children" and "Be My Monster Love" done with David Murray, "Moanin (radio)" with Paul Zauner's Blue Brass, "Issues Of Life", "She's Gone", and "Just In Time" with Zbonics, "Song Of The Wind" by M1/Brian Jackson – plus remixes that include "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" and "She Danced Across The Floor (Automart rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Issues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... CD 17.99

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Tito PuenteHomenaje A Beny ... CD
Tico, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
A smoking little tribute to Cuban great Beny More – recorded in the mid 70s by Tito Puente, in a way that nicely updates the classic sound! The style here is certainly traditional, but the record really benefits from tighter salsa-era production from Louie Ramirez – who gives the music a really strong focus, and creates a shifting showcase of sounds to present a range of guest vocalists who include Celia Cruz, Santos Colon, Nestor Sanchez, Junior Gonzales, and Adalberto Santiago. Tito himself over saw the whole direction of the music and feel of the set – and plays a bit of vibes and timbales throughout. Titles include "Que Bueno Baila Ud", "Encanto De La Vida", "Camarera Del Amor", "Baila Mi Son", "Francisco Guayabal", and "Santa Isabel De Las Lajas". CD

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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Around September 29, 2014
One of the rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Around September 29, 2014
One of the rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". CD

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VariousLa Ciudad Secreta – The Experimental Sounds Of Barcelona 1971 to 1991 ... CD
Munster (Spain), New Copy ... Early September, 2014 (delayed)
A really amazing document of experimental sounds from Spain – a collection that spans two decades worth of recordings from Barcelona – with music that runs from free jazz to post punk to more experimental and electronic styles as well! The notes are amazing – a very detailed rundown of a scene we know very little about – at a level that brings some of the few better-known acts here into perspective with a huge amount of others – almost in a way that reconstructs the developent of an entire scene in the space of one double-length record! Titles include "Evasion Du Future" by Xeerox, "Ciencia Piccio" by Suck Electronic Enciclopedic, "Primeras Impresiones" by Macromassa, "Panodrama" by Tres, "Rngie" by Melodinamika Sensor, "A" by Error Genetico, "Impop" by Dial, "La Sombra De Un Sombrero" by Naif, and "Masturbacion" by Avant Dernieres Pensees. CD

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VariousPsych Funk 101 – A Global Psychedelic Curriculum 1968 to 1975 ... LP
World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Late August, 2014 (delayed)
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and makes a heck of strong case for itself as such – with a couple recognizable names (including Mulatu, who simply could not be overlooked, on a compilation with aspirations of serving as a psychedelic funk standard bearer) and more from Istanbul, Athens, Paris, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Lagos, Moscow and beyond! Pummeling funky drums & percussion, hazy organ drones, middle eastern rhythms & melodies, fuzzy guitars and more – disparate material with relative psychedelic funk atmosphere! 14 tracks in all: "Su Derenin Sulari" by Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi, "Respect" by Kukumbas, "Alemiye" by Mulatu Astake feat Belaynesh Wubante, "The Man Who Must Leave" by Kim Sun, "What You Can Do In Your Life" by Petalouda, "Ghabileh-Ye Lily" by Mehr Pooya., "The Feed-Back" by The Group, "Circuito Chiuso" by Armando Sciascia, "Mevlana Boyle Dede" by Metin H Alatli, "Dagon" by Eskaton and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/One Way, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD
Also available
Safe As Milk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Safe As Milk (mono version – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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New Clifford JordanAdventurer ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A gem of a record from Clifford Jordan – proof that the 70s were possibly the greatest decade for his music! Although most of Jordan's contemporaries from the big tenor days of the 50s really didn't grow much during the 70s, Clifford always continued to develop his style – adding in modes and tones that he'd never played before, working in an ever rich tapestry of jazz that makes just about any of his albums from the time a delight. Even this session – a simple quartet date recorded with Tommy Flanagan, Bill Lee, and Grady Tate – offers lots of wonderful moments, and is kind of a post-righteous 70s soul jazz album, filled with lots of warm tones and straight soulful playing that are almost a back to earth moment after his Strata East years – but still equally expressive. Titles include "He's A Hero", "No More", "Quasimodo", and "Adventurer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Liszt/Schubert/BeethovenSonata In B Minor/Fantasy In C (Wanderer)/Piano Sonata No 13 Op 27 No 1 (Quasi Una Fantasia) – Llyr Williams ... CD
BBC Music Magazine (UK), 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print.)

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Wolfgang MittererMusic For Checking Emails – Giving The Illusion Of Depth ... CD
Col Legno (Germany), 2009. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Sun RaSpace Aura (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Art Yard (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A sublime Sun Ra performance from the mid 60s – recorded at the University Of Buffalo, but material that rivals some of his best Saturn albums of the time! Side one features the tremendous "Space Aura" – a long track that begins with a wonderful solo piano passage from Ra, then builds up in this righteous line that draws a lot of energy from a great tenor solo from John Gilmore! The track is Ra at his most spiritual – like the best late 60s Impulse Records work by John Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders – and the second half of the performance features two more excellent numbers – "Song Of The Sparer", done with some great reed interplay – and the moody "Exotic Forest", which has some tremendous oboe from Marshall Allen! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in southern rock! Titles include "Les Brers In A Minor", "Melissa", "Mountain Jam", "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", "Little Martha", and "Blue Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape!)

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLes Stances A Sophie ... CD
Nessa/Universal Sound (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the greatest album ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and also one of their rarest! The album was cut for Pathe Marconi in Paris in 1970, and was the soundtrack to a film that was as obscure as the album. The group's never been finer – and plays with a creative tightness that you'll be hard pressed to find on other records. Some tracks are almost straight jazz – but there's all these wonderful little breakdowns and burst of creative energy that keep the AACM spirit alive and true. The centerpiece of the album is the massive "Theme De Yoyo", a righteous powerful groover that features vocals by Fontella Bass (wife of Lester Bowie of the group), and which has become an all-time jazz dance classic! Other tracks have a sparer soundtracky feel, and a few more are in the experimental vein of the Art Ensemble's other Paris work at the time. Wonderful overall though – and an incredibly righteous album filled with power and imagination! Titles include "Theme De Celine", "Proverbes", "Theme Libra", and "Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi". CD
(Out of print.)

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New BlackstreetNo Diggity (das diggity radio, ext & inst, BJ das ext & inst)/Fix (LP) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Different mix with a slower, sparer beat than the LP version of this huge hit. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New David BoykinMicrocosmic Sound Orchestra – Live At The Spareroom ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious recordings to date from Chicago improviser David Boykin – a large group performance done in the freely collaborative spirit of older AACM recordings! There's a relaxed, spontaneous vibe here that we really love – as Boykin and other Chicago players work through a variety of sound textures and musical ideas, using a range of instruments that runs from conventional saxes, flute, and guitar, to more unusual sounds from nose flute, bible harp, kitchen bowls, shenai, and many other less-common instruments. The entire work runs for 70 minutes in length, divided up into 10 shorter segments. CD

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New Brother AhhSound Awareness (original pressing) ... LP
Strata East, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very trippy album from the enigmatic Brother Ah – aka Robert Northern, former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and also a lecturer on the east coast. This album's his first, originally issued on the Strata East label – and a space mixture of other-worldly sounds. The first long track on the album is entitled "Beyond Yourself (The Midnight Confession)", and features a group with Ah on flutes and "natural" sounds, plus cello by Pat Dixon, percussion by Barbara Burton, and soprano voice by Barbara Grant. The track's a "sound journey in 7 parts" – floating across space with a mystical feel that slowly unfurls. The other long track on the set is "Love Piece", a tune in which Ah plays flute along with percussion by Max Roach and the M'Boom percussion ensemble – plus a 90-voice chorus, and a short rap by Roach. Very spiritual stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Bobby BrownMy Prerogative (extended rmx, radio edit, inst, dub) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1988. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic New Jack Swing, and a song that defined the sound of a generation! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Cliff Bruner's Texas WanderersCliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers ... LP
Texas Rose, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from this obscure western swing combo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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New Jorge CabreraHomenaje A Arsenio Rodriguez ... LP
Kubaney, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk ... LP
Buddah, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Safe As Milk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Safe As Milk (mono version – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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New Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersGospel Soul Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Vol 1 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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New Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersGospel Soul Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Vol 2 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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New Fania All-StarsSpanish Fever ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fresh new groove from The Fania All Stars – one that definitely has them picking up some of the Spanish elements mentioned in the title – the fusing them into the tight mix of Latin, club, and jazz they were doing at Columbia Records in the late 70s! These new elements are often light – a bit of acoustic guitar here, maracas there, or some slightly different rhythms – and they're warmed up nicely by the mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation used by the group – who are definitely at the height of their disco powers here! Core players include Papo Lucca on keyboards, Nicky Marrero on timbales, Johnny Pacheco and Roberto Roena on percussion, and Bobby Valentin on bass – and other players include Hubert Laws on flute, Eric Gale on guitar, Luie Ramirez on vibes, and Luiz Perico Ortiz on trumpet. Vocals are by Ismael Miranda, Pacheco, and Ruben Blades – and titles include "Spanish Fever", "Que Pasa", "Space Machine", "Donde", "Your Sereneness", and "Sin Tu Carino". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, fading on the spine, a couple of small stains, and some pen on the back.)

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New Flying Burrito BrothersFlying Burrito Brothers ... CD
A&M/Mobile Fidelity, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Burritos first LP, post-Parsons – and a pretty strong statement for the merits of the now unquestioned leader, Rick Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist new guy Bernie Leadon, who would later turn to the dark side and join the Eagles. Roberts penned or co-penned 7 of the albums 10 tunes, including "Colorado", "Hand To Mouth", "Just Can't Be", and "Four Days Of Rain". His contributions are for the most part nicely fragile, with just the right doses of sweetness and sadness. The group also covers Merle Haggard's "White Line Fever", Gene Clark's "Tried So Hard", and Dylan's "To Ramona". This is one of the band's rarer LPs, probably because of the absence of hipster hero Gram Parsons. But this is truly a worthy piece of work, and even the weaker Burrito stuff makes a lot of today's alt-country look like Taco Bell. CD

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New Clay Hammond & ZZ HillSouthern Soul Brothers ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime southern soul from two of the genre's greats! Clay Hammond is perhaps not as well known as ZZ Hill – but they're both singing here on rare recordings done for Kent US during the mid 60s, produced with a sweet soulful finish that's extremely nice. The groove is almost in a Hi Records style – but it retains some rougher edges which keep things a bit more interesting, especially on the material by Hill. Clay Hammond is represented by 16 tracks, about a third of which have never been issued before, and titles include "I'll Make It Up To You", "You Messed Up My Mind", "I'm So Glad You're Mine", "Got A Letter This Morning", "You Threw Out Your Lifeline", "I'm So Glad You're Mine", and "Togetherness". The ZZ Hill material is just as great – if not better, since it's even rarer, as 4 of his 10 tracks were never issued before, and the other 6 have only been out as singles. Titles include "I'm Gonna Love You", "You've Got Me Chained To Your Love", "Please Take Me Back", The Greatest Love", and "Gimme Gimme". CD

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New Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance" – both of them long, and with relaxed exploratory solos. Side two features Herbie on a variety of electric keyboards (moog, arp, etc) – playing with the kind of imagination and funkiness that characterized his best recordings of this period. On this side, Hancock lays down a sweet electric version of "Cantaloupe Island", and a nice spiritual groover called "Nobu" – both of them great, and nearer to the electric vibe of Thrust or Flood. CD

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New Herbie HancockDedication (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance" – both of them long, and with relaxed exploratory solos. Side two features Herbie on a variety of electric keyboards (moog, arp, etc) – playing with the kind of imagination and funkiness that characterized his best recordings of this period. On this side, Hancock lays down a sweet electric version of "Cantaloupe Island", and a nice spiritual groover called "Nobu" – both of them great, and nearer to the electric vibe of Thrust or Flood. CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Speak Like A Child (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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New Betty HarrisLost Soul Queen ... CD
Aim (Australia), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard hard soul from one of the indie greats of the 60s – vocalist Betty Harris, a singer we'd rank right up there with the best hard soul divas of her generation! Betty only cut a handful of singles back in the day, but every single one of them were winners – and nearly all of them are included on this overstuffed 21 track CD! Material includes a few early recordings with producer Bert Berns, plus Betty's seminal sides with Allen Toussaint – who wrote and produced some of Betty's best work for his own Sansu label in the late 60s. Titles include "Hook Line & Sinker", "Lonely Hearts", "Ride Your Pony", "Nearer To You", "I'm Evil Tonight", "Cry To Me", "The Trouble With My Lover", "Sometime", "Bad Luck", "There's A Break In The Road", "I'll Be A Liar", and "What A Sad Feeling" – plus 2 duets with Lee Dorsey, "Take Care Of Love" and "Love Lots Of Lovin". CD

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New HeptonesParty Time ... CD
Mango, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A party time indeed! This is the follow up to Night Food, and a set that nearly equals its predecessot, as a great example of what Leroy Sibbles and the Heptones were capable of when teaming up with Lee Perry! Laid down at the legendary Black Ark, this set's one of the band's strongest LPs, with Sibbles' always great songwriting over a batchof tight roots rhythms laid down by Boris Gardiner, Winston Wright, Mikey Boo, Willie Lindo and others. 10 songs in all, including "Party Time", "Crying Over You", "I Shall Be Released", "Why Must I" and "Sufferer's Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Milt JacksonOlinga ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt's third album for CTI – a great batch of electric jazzy grooves that shows how much he was willing to redefine his sound over the years! Milt's laidback style of vibes playing was perfect for the CTI mode – and matching up here with sax work by Jimmy Heath, bass by Ron Carter, piano from Cedar Walton, and drums by Mickey Roker, he's in a perfect setting to let loose in a way he rarely did on his earlier albums. The whole set's great – and titles include "Lost April", "Rerev", "The Metal Melter", "The Steel Bender", and "I'm Not So Sure". CD includes 2 bonus alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Manolo JuarezTiempo Reflejado (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare and beautiful album from pianist Manolo Juarez – who came from the same Argentine scene as Gato Barbieri and Astor Piazzolla – and a musician with a similar sense of moving older modes forward very strongly! The music here is jazz at the outset, but filled with lots of compelling little elements that push it way past the usual – a richer sense of feeling and sentiment that almost bridges towards some European players of the time, but which still retains some core folkloric elements that are definitely Argentine. Yet the overall execution is very 70s as well – including some great use of Fender Rhodes by Juarez, and instrumentation that also includes electric bass and guitar, light strings, and some occasional bandoneon from Dino Saluzzi, who'd later record a fair bit for ECM. Titles include "Chacarera Sin Segunda", "Para El Chango Farias Gomez", "Zamba De Lozano", and "Horas Malgastadas". CD

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New Kool & The GangKool Jazz ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album – even if most of the cuts are on other records! The set's designed to focus on the jazzier side of Kool & The Gang – and it sifts through the first few albums to come up with some of the more sophisticated (yet still totally funky!) numbers by the band, giving a good picture of the many sides of their talents, and also adding in a few other tracks that we haven't found on other records. The groove ranges from slow-dope and mellow, to choppy and funky, with plenty of hot breaks and classic hip hop samples. Titles include the monster jammer "Dujii", plus "Lucky For Me", "Sea Of Tranquility", "North East South West", "I Remember John W Coltrane", "Sombrero Sam", and "Breeze & Soul", a very tasty little jangly number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, a cutout notch, a name in pen on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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New Charles KynardWoga ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – in a groove that's almost part blacksploitation funk, thanks to some sharp backings from arranger Richard Fritz! The mighty Paul Humphrey is at the bottom of the set on nicely funky drums – and other players include Arthur Adams on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and some great additional horns, which give the record a larger jazzy finish, but never get in the way of Kynard's lean, mean organ lines. There's a great version of "Rock Steady" on the album, one that has a great funky intro – plus the cuts "Shout", "Lime Twig", "Slop Jar", "Name The Missing Word", "Little Ghetto Boy", and "Hot Sauce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in pen written mulitiple times. Cover has some wear.)

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New LA CarnivalLA Carnival Would Like To Pose A Question ... CD
Stones Throw, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet jazzy funk – from the cornbelt of Omaha! The LA Carnival are one of those rarer-than-rare funk groups who not only never got their due back in the day – but also recorded a heck of a lot of great material that never even got issued! They have a totally great sound that bubbles in jazzy licks on trumpet, sax, and organ – next to tighter, funkier vamping on the rhythms – all of which makes for a killer approach to the groove that's surprisingly fresh, given the passage of three decades since the group's heyday. And leave it to the folks at Stones Throw – who know how to dig beyond the crates, into the earth, and come up with a lost slice of funk history that has made the world a much better musical place. They've lovingly remastered these great recordings from the early 70s, and have packaged the whole thing with a well-done set of notes that really goes into detail about this unique group, their amazing sound, and their obscure Nebraska origins! An instant funk essential – and one you'll be thanking yourself for buying for years to come. Titles include "Black Man's March", "Ron's Tune", "The Klan", "Color", "Flyin", "We Need Peace & Love", "Scratchin", "Bad Luck", and "Blind Man". CD

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New Barbara McNairI Enjoy Being A Girl ... LP
Warner, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mel Torme gives Barbara McNair some mighty big props in the notes to this one – and hearing the set, we certainly have to agree! The record may well be McNair's most dramatic of the 60s – still a mix of vocal and jazz styles with a touch of soul – but also done with a bit more dynamism in the arrangements, and sung in a bold, powerful voice that's quite different from some of her more easy-going Motown recordings of later years. A good portion of the work here is from 60s shows, but Barbara sings the tunes with a personal style that gets past their roots – and backings are by Ralph Carmichael, in a way that's sweet one minute, swinging the next! Titles include "The Best Is Yet To Come", "My Love Is A Wanderer", "The Friendliest Thing", "On The Other Side Of The Tracks", "If Love Ain't There", and "For Lonesome Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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New James MoodyAnother Bag ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip, angular, post-bop material from James Moody – the kind of album that made him one of the key soul jazz innovators of the 60s! The session's one of Moody's excellent outings with arranger Tom McIntosh – a young talent who helped re-shape Moody's musical vision with his deeply colorful arrangements – penned here for a smallish group, but still breaking out with deeper tones than Moody had ever expressed before on record! Tunes are a wonderful mix of modal, soul jazz, and more introspective tunes – played by James on both flute and tenor, alongside hip players that include Kenny Barron on piano, Paul Serrano on trumpet, Marshall Thompson on drums, Ernest Outlaw on bass, and John Avant on trombone. Titles include some excellent McIntosh originals – like "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "Minuet In G", and "Ally" – plus equally-fresh tunes "Spastic" and "Pleyel D'Jaime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing, with deep groove and an address sticker. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ennio MorriconeIl Etait Une Fois Dans L'Ouest (Once Upon A Time In The West) ... LP
RCA (France), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Morricone's most famous scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized worldwide as a genius! The whole thing's pretty damn eerie – about as eerie as the movie, which is a real stunner – and it shifts from dark orchestral themes to sparer numbers that use guitar, banjo, and some really creepy whistling to set the mood. Titles include "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "Cheyenne", "Armonica", "L'Uomo Dell'Armonica" and "L'America Di Jill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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New MoveMessage From The Country ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a set from The Move – an album that's as groovy as the band is hairy! Despite a hippie-ish look and title for the set, the record shows early signs of group member Jeff Lynne's genius for a catchy pop tune – cast here not in the ultra-baroque mode of Electric Light Orchestra, but in a stripped-down, guitar-heavy approach that has rougher edges intermingling with Lynne's cleaner pop lines – all topped off by some nice reed work by Roy Wood on saxes, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon! Bev Bevan's heavy drums propel a lot of the tunes nicely, and his syncopated groove almost has traces of early glam pop at times – and although the album's sort of a precursor to ELO, it's also got a sparer groove and shorter song format that we really love. Titles include "No Time", "Don't Mess Me Up", "Until Your Moma's Gone", "The Minister", "Ben Crawley Steel Company", and "My Marge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's incredible electric grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – and the project's so special, Luaka Bop even called in the help of Moog to put it together – no surprise, given how moogy some of William's music could be! The remixes are all very faithful, as are the reworks – and even the covers aren't the sort of cloyingly selfish sort you usually get on tribute albums – but instead feel like some great later iteration of Onyeabor's genius. Titles include Hot Chip's cover of "Atomic Bomb", Joakim & Akwetey's cover of "Good Name", David Terranova's remix of "Body & Soul", The Vaccines' remix of "Do You Want A Man", JD Twitch's (Optimo) cover of "Why Go To War?", Javelin's remix of "Heaven & Hell", Scientist's remix of "Body & Soul", and the track "Ye Ye", which is Daphni's rework of "When The Going Is Smooth & Good". CD

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New William ParkerCentering – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1987 (6CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of music from legendary bassist William Parker – 6 CDs' worth of performances, all of them unreleased, packaged together in a limited edition box set with a detailed booklet as well! The scope of the sounds is amazing – almost like finding the full career of a jazz musician in one space – even though it's only a slice of the rich contributions that Parker has made to music over his decades in jazz! A number of the tracks features important large ensembles that push forward ideas from the loft jazz generation – with players who include Daniel Carter on saxes, David S Ware on tenor, Jemeel Moondoc on alto, Charles Tyler on baritone, Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik on trumpets, Billy Bang on violin, and Rashid Bakr and Dennis Charles on drums. Other tracks feature sparer pairings that are especially haunting – duets between Parker's bass and the alto and trumpet of Daniel Carter, a trio with David S Ware on tenor and Dennis Charles on drums, and two long duo tracks with tenorist Charles Gayle! The whole thing's amazing – worth far more in music than its hefty price tag – and a huge discovery throughout! CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000.)

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New Sun RaSingles ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally essential 2 CD set that brings together a huge amount of singles that were recorded by Sun Ra and others for his legendary Saturn label! As you probably know, the albums that were recorded for Saturn were rare enough – but the singles on the label were even rarer, and some of them were pressed in batches as small as 75 copies! The material is a very strange mix of jazz, soul, doo wop, and R&B – but it's all got the off-kilter Sun Ra twist to it, and the music is a key slice in the independent history of underground jazz pioneered by Ra & The Arkestra. You'll hear plenty of stuff by Ra (including the legendary "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman") – and you'll also get stuff by Lacy Gibson, The Cosmic Rays, The Nu Sounds, Yochannan, and The Qualities. Annotated with 36 pages of detailed notes, written by 4 different Ra experts – and a treat for collectors and novices alike! CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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New RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx (2LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Loud/RCA/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's incredible leadership behind the mic. Guests include Nas, Method Man, Inspektah Deck and more from the Wu Tang family. An absolute standard-bearer! Titles include "Spot Rusherz", "Can It Be All So Simple", "Knuckleheadz", "Criminology", "Ice Water", "Wisdom Body", and "Wu-Gambinos". This great 2LP remastered 2012 vinyl reissue also includes the bonus "North Star (Jewels)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP Get On Down on translucent purple vinyl – with liner notes by Raekwon and Brian Coleman.)
Also available Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ... CD 5.99

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New Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A familiar record – but a fantastic one! You probably all know the famous theme to "Mission Impossible" – Lalo Schfrin's beautiful jazzy number, with three piano notes revolving over and over again with incredible intensity – and the rest of the record is every bit as great, filled with a wonderful mix of groovy styles! The groove ranges from fast bossa to groovy 60s crime jazz to sparer tenser numbers that still manage to move nicely – and listening to the record over the years, our ears are always happily surprised at the level of genius that was allowed expression in the guise of a normal TV soundtrack. Cuts include "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging along the top seam and back. Vinyl has a small pressing flaw that causes a slight click, but is otherwise very clean.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Bluebird, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". This CD version features 8 bonus tracks – alternate versions of some of the heavier-duty tunes on the album, some of which are quite different than the originals! Also includes new notes and photos! CD
(Out of print First Editions pressing.)

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New Nina SimoneLet It All Out ... CD
Verve, 1964/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent Philips work by Nina – a set of tracks that mostly features spare combo backings from Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images", was recorded live – but overall, the album's got a warmly intimate feel that's really great, and which has Nina singing in that perfect righteous mode of the time. Titles include "Chauffeur", "The Other Woman", "This Year's Kisses", "Nearer Blessed Lord", "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "Don't Explain". CD
Also available Let It All Out ... LP 9.99

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New Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two numbers by Tom McIntosh – a telling inclusion, given the way the album brings together the same strands of soul, swinging, and cerebral that McIntosh brought to his compositions in the early 60s. Smith's got a great way of bringing out the most sensitive aspects of the tunes, while still setting the players free to find their own voice – thanks partly to the long takes on these live recordings – and titles include "Fifty Six", "Stew Peas", "A Portrait Of You", "With Malice Towards None", "The Cup Bearers", and "Junior". CD
Also available Live At Smalls ... CD 11.99

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New Soul SearchersSalt Of The Earth ... CD
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing second album from The Soul Searchers – even harder, funkier, and rarer than the first! This one blows away everything else the group have ever done – as the record has an angular approach that has the band taking a lot of weird twists with the grooves, creating these dark jazzy edges that have forever made the album a favorite with fans of deep-thinking funk! The massively funky sound of the group's debut are further increased here by a hipper, more sophisticated approach to rhythm and soul – one that's got the group flowing through warm moments one minute, then cutting things into deeper, sharper tones the next. Titles include the sublime "Ashley's Roachclip", a famous BDP sample from way back – plus the cuts "I Rolled It You Hold It", "Blow Your Whistle", "Funk To The Folks", "Ain't It Heavy", and "If It Ain't Funky". CD

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New Ray StinnettFire Somewhere ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early 70s record from guitarist, singer and songwriter Ray Stinnett – who was the guitar player for Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs at their wooliest and bulliest – and made this long-buried solo record for A&M in '71! Ray was born in Memphis, and after his success with Sam The Sham, he dropped out for a while in San Francisco before heading home to Memphis. A Fire Somewhere was recorded at Fame and Argent, and sure enough, it's got quite a swampy southern groove at times – but there's also some sparer acoustic numbers that carry a post-hippie vibe that he no doubt soaked up in San Francisco. It's hard to believe it's been shelved for such a long time! Includes "Salty Haze", "You Make Me-Feel", "Silky Path", "Wheel Of Time", "Stop", "Long Rivers Flow", "America", "You & I", "Honey Suckle Song", "Liberty High", "Natural High", "Love Is The Answer", "A Fire Somewhere" and "The Rain". CD

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New Donna SummerWanderer ... LP
Geffen, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – with cuts that include "Nightlife", "Running For Cover", "Grand Illusion", "The Wanderer", "Looking Up", and "Stop Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Talking HeadsMore Songs About Buildings & Food ... LP
Sire, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are also strongly pronounced too, and often get a bit funky at times – in ways that almost outdo most of the artier punk and funk that was to come in the next few years of the New York scene! Brian Eno produced the album with the group, and his sonic sensibilities really add a lot to the record – in ways that are much more subtle than his own 70s albums, but still a very big part of the set. Titles include "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel", "With Our Love", "The Good Thing", "Warning Sign", "The Girls Want To Be With The Girls", "Found A Job", "Artists Only", "I'm Not In Love", "Take Me To The River", "Stay Hungry", and "The Big Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available More Songs About Buildings & Food (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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New Dimitri TiomkinUnforgiven ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full-blown score from Dimitri Tiomkin – one that rivals his famous work in earlier films, with a complex blend of orchestrations that really moves over the top right from the start – grabbing the listener with all the power of one of Burt Lancaster's spoken bits in the film! There's a few more thematic moments – sparer traditional western tunes mixed in with the main score – and titles include "Kiowa Warpath", "Across The Texas Panhandle", "Matilda Confesses", "Riding Back To The Soddy", and "The Horse Ballet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a large hole in front.)

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New McCoy TynerExtensions ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and players on the set include Alice Coltrane on harp, Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a wonderful lineup that really holds tightly to the soaring, soulful energy that Tyner spins from his piano – a mode that's never too far out or avant, yet which stretches to the skies with a heavenly vision. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include "Message From The Nile", "The Wanderer", "Survival Blues", and "His Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing.)

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New Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to do it right – sporting a connection to the fellow early oughties funk standard bearers Poets Of Rhythm that you can certainly hear in some of the album's more stoned-out grooves – and like that hip combo, the Whitefield Brothers maintain a strong mix of classic funky modes, with just the right touches of professional trippiness to push the whole thing over the top. An instant classic from El Michels, Bosco Mann, Neal Sugarman, Jay Whitefield and others who fly the flag for classic style underground funk – with tracks that include "Rampage", "Prowlin", "In The Raw", "Sol Walk", "Eji", "Thunderbird", "Weiya", and "Yakuba". CD

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New VariousAndy Smith – Diggin' In The BGP Vaults ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterful set of old school funk & soul put together by DJ Andy Smith – who also worked some magic a few years back for the BGP label on the Northern Soul tip – this time out doing his thing with prime funk from the late 60s & early 70s! Smith does a excellent job of mixing sample classics that helped build golden age hip hop, and many deeper tracks – funk nuggets from The Blackbyrds, Billy Garner, Funk Inc, Spanky Wilson and others! The CD version is a continuous mix, with some scratches and nods to the hip hop era – and it's a great one! Titles include "Cracklin' Bread" by Dave Hamilton, "It's My Thing"by Betty Moorer, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Ripple, "I Got Some" by Billy Garner", "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Of Broadway, "Skunk Juice" by Pazant Brothers, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation", "Tighten Up" by Roosevelt Matthews and more. 24 tracks in all. CD

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New VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! CD set comes with a 40 page set of notes – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. CD

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New VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! 2LP set comes with a great set of notes on the inner sleeve – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousFallin Off The Reel Vol 3 – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD
Truth & Soul, Early 70s/2000s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic, more stylistically sprawling set of funky singles from our friends at Truth & Soul! Fallin' Off The Reel III features 20 tracks in the order of release of their limited edition funky 45s – tracks from Lee Fields, Cosmic Force, El Michels Affair, Ghetto Brothers, Black Velvet and more! Excellent instrumentals and vocal numbers from the best of them, including raw soul legend Lee Fields, the funky disco of Cosmic Force, the first class funk revivalism of the El Michels Affair, rare classics from Timothy McNealy, psychedelic funk from Michael Leonhart and much more! Titles include "Ghetto Down" by Cosmic Force, "Funky Movement No 2" and "Sagittarius Black" by Timothy McNealy, "Spread Your Soul", "Red Rooster" and more by El Michels Affair, "An Earth Quake's Coming" by Black Velvet, "Stand Tall" by Olympians, "Problems" by Lee Fields And The Explorers, "Gold Fever" by Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 and more. CD
Also available Fallin Off The Reel Vol 3 – Truth & Soul Singles Collection ... CD 14.99

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New VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. CD
(Cool box-styled package – very unique!)
Also available Kenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP 32.99

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New VariousPsych Funk 101 – A Global Psychedelic Curriculum 1968 to 1975 ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and makes a heck of strong case for itself as such – with a couple recognizable names (including Mulatu, who simply could not be overlooked, on a compilation with aspirations of serving as a psychedelic funk standard bearer) and more from Istanbul, Athens, Paris, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Lagos, Moscow and beyond! Pummeling funky drums & percussion, hazy organ drones, middle eastern rhythms & melodies, fuzzy guitars and more – disparate material with relative psychedelic funk atmosphere! 14 tracks in all: "Su Derenin Sulari" by Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi, "Respect" by Kukumbas, "Alemiye" by Mulatu Astake feat Belaynesh Wubante, "The Man Who Must Leave" by Kim Sun, "What You Can Do In Your Life" by Petalouda, "Ghabileh-Ye Lily" by Mehr Pooya., "The Feed-Back" by The Group, "Circuito Chiuso" by Armando Sciascia, "Mevlana Boyle Dede" by Metin H Alatli, "Dagon" by Eskaton and more. CD

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New VariousSunset & Sunrise – Rare Gems From Bulgarian Vaults ... CD
Cosmic Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Cosmic Sounds label continues its rich exploration of the untapped Eastern European jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – finally set free in these post-Iron Curtain years, showing a wealth of wonderful music that's finally getting out to our western ears! This beautiful set focuses on Bulgarian recordings of the late 60s and early 70s – and like other volumes in the series, it's got a groove oriented approach that runs through a number of styles – from hardbop to soul jazz, funky fusion, and beyond! Titles include "Samba" by Jazz Quartet, "Sombrero" by Focus 65, "Sunday Afternoon Walk" by Jazz Quartet From The State, "For Goodby" by FSB, "Sunset Sunrise" by Simeon Shterev Quartet, and "A Trip" by Yordan Kapitanov. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Tony Allen & Michael E VealTony Allen – An Autobiography Of The Master Durrmer Of Afrobeat (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The autobiography of Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen – perhaps the most legendary Nigerian drummer alive! As told to co-author/interviewer Michael E. Veal, Tony lets us on his amazing life story in an inviting, easily readable way. Lots of great stories from throughout his life and career are here, which includes playing drums in the clubs of Lagos during the heyday of the highlife scene, his decade and a half providing the "beat" in Fela Kuti's Afrobeat, and much much more! The story of Allen's life and career is amazing enough, but he also loves to talk about his craft, so there's lots of "shop talk" here for fellow drummers , on top of delivering an accessible biography for all fans and admirers! Book

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoKabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... CD
AECO, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded as a supposed third album for Atlantic records in 1974, but unissued for years until the group released it on their own! The session is a live one, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival – and features the unique addition of Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, making for the group's first session ever with the instrument! Muhal's work nicely colors in the spare spaces on the set – giving a soaring, lyrical quality to a few of the numbers – and really standing in stark contrast to the freer solo work of the other players. At times, Abrams is playing these longer lines that almost have a McCoy Tyner sort of energy – directing the set with a tremendous searching vibe – and at other times, he joins the group in their sparer exploration of sound and space – in a mode that's similar to some of their Parisian recordings. Titles include "Sun Precondition One", "Kabalaba", "Kaba Song", "Mal's Delight", and "Improvization A2". CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)
Also available Kabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP 29.99

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New John BarryWhisperers ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
John Barry did the score for this dark British film starring Dame Edith Evans as an elderly woman slowly succumbing to the "whispers" of old age. The music is far different than Barry's Bond work, with more of a sophisticated orchestral sound – filled with dark brooding passages, occasionally punctuated by jazzier moments – which act as a nice sort of counterbalance! The score is a great step for Barry – really showing a new level of sophistication that's light years from his earlier small combo instrumental work. Titles include "Are You There?", "Sticks & Stones", "Nobody & Nothing", and "Three Attackers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole cut in it with some light razor marks on the cover.)

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New Harry Breuer & His QuintetMallet Mischief, Vol 2 ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A record that's possibly more famous for its cover – showing a buxom lass going mad next to Harry's vibes – but which is still pretty darn groovy overall! Breuer's got a highly percussive approach to his vibes – using his mallets with mischief in this classic set of bachelor pad grooves. Titles include "Pavanne", "Dainty Miss", "Hora Staccato", "Fiesta Waltz", and "TV Funeral March" – and most numbers are originals by Harry. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some makrer on front and a large center split on the spine.)

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New Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – the album that really showed the world he could stand on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound here is hardly cruel – and instead, the album's got a catchily commercial groove that holds up surprisingly well – and arguably sounds a lot better these days, many years after these tunes were getting a bit too overplayed on the radio. Includes the hit singles "Don't Be Cruel" and "My Prerogative", plus "Every Little Step", "Rock Wit'cha", "Take It Slow", "All Day All Night" and "Roni". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don't Be Cruel ... LP 16.99

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New Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrownout Presents – Brown Sabbath ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky riff on some of the mightiest slabs in the Black Sabbath oeuvre – done up masterfully by Adrian Quesada and the Brownout collective! Where the Sabbath originals are all lumbering menace and sludgy rhythms, Brownout brings in Latin funk percussion, tripped out keyboard textures and some really great horn arrangements. They move raw slabs like "Iron Man" into surprising, instrumental percussion realms we'd never imagine them, and it's pretty amazing! "The Wizard" and "NIB" feature vocals by Alex Marrero, "Hand Of Doom" features Alex Maas", and "Planet Caravan" has vocals by David Jimenez – and other tracks include "Iron Man", "Black Sabbath" and "Into The Void". CD

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New Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrownout Presents – Brown Sabbath (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A funky riff on some of the mightiest slabs in the Black Sabbath oeuvre – done up masterfully by Adrian Quesada and the Brownout collective! Where the Sabbath originals are all lumbering menace and sludgy rhythms, Brownout brings in Latin funk percussion, tripped out keyboard textures and some really great horn arrangements. They move raw slabs like "Iron Man" into surprising, instrumental percussion realms we'd never imagine them, and it's pretty amazing! "The Wizard" and "NIB" feature vocals by Alex Marrero, "Hand Of Doom" features Alex Maas", and "Planet Caravan" has vocals by David Jimenez – and other tracks include "Iron Man", "Black Sabbath" and "Into The Void". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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New Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks have that raw raw groove that Doggett forged, with great guitar by Billy Butler and searing tenor by Clifford Scott – and titles include "Leaps & Bounds", "Nothin Yet", "Big Boy", "Slow Walk", and "Afternoon Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the top seam and spine.)

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New Will DowningEuphoria ... CD
Will Downing, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Euphoria is a great title for this one – as the record really brings us to new heights of enjoyment with the music of Will Downing! Will's always had a hell of a voice – one that sounds great in any sort of setting – but this time it seems an even better fit than usual – set up strongly in a mix of 70s soul numbers plus a few older classics – music from folks like Stevie Wonder, Gamble & Huff, and even Hall & Oates – all backed with warmly jazzy instrumentation that really helps change up the groove. Titles include "Too High", Turn Off The Lights", "Heaven In Your Eyes", "Lush Life", "She's Gone", "Meu Bem Querer", "If I Were Magician", and "You Can Bring Me Flowers". CD

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New Al GreenListen – The Rarities ... CD
Hi Records/Demon (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
18 rare tracks from Al's years at Hi Records – featuring unreleased numbers from the 70s, a few remixes, and even a few rawer sparer numbers! As always, Al's voice is sublime – and apart from a few of the remixes, which don't really work for us, there's some pretty nice bits on the set! Titles include "Starting All Over Again", "Everything To Me", "Ride Sally Ride (extended)", "Love Ritual (bwana mix)", "Memphis Tennessee", "Listen", "Baby What's Wrong With You", "Eli's Game", "Up Above My Head", "So Good To Be Here", "I Think It's For The Feeling", "Mimi", "Surprise Attack/Highway To Heaven", and "Sweet Song". A great place to go if you've already got Al's albums for Hi – and still want to hear more! CD

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New Doug Hammond/David DurrahReflections In The Sea Of Nurnen ... LP
Tribe, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene – an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond and keyboardist David Durrah, who contributes some groundbreaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session – working alongside Durrah in a groove that mixes electric and acoustic instrumentation into a totally righteous sound with lots of heavy Afro Jazz leanings. A number of tracks feature great vocals from Hammond – righteous, and with a beautifully souful message-oriented approach – and a few other tracks, such as the classic "Space I" and "Space II", feature a sparer all-electric sound. The whole thing's wonderful – skittishly rhythmic, warmly flowing, and righteously beautiful. Titles include "Sea Of Nurnen", "Fidalgo Detour", "Reflections", "Space II", and "For Real". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hadja Kouyate & Ali Boulo SantoAgne Tolona (live)/Hadja Yalou Fola/Bakari/Silani ... 12-inch
Frikyiwa (France), 2002. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A 4 track ep that features work recorded in Paris by singer Hadja Koyate – 3 tracks from various sources, and one lifted from the recent Frikyiwa album Manding-Ko, recorded with Ali Boulo Santo. "Agne Tolona" is the strongest number of the set – a live groover with a fuller sound and heavy beats – in contrast to the sparer mellower sound of the other 3 tracks. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massively messed-up grooves – and a rare one-off collaboration between Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero – all artists we've come to love for their own funky music over the years! The sound here is as wild as you'd expect from the cover – a really trippy approach to funk – spun out with the same heavy grooves you'd get on some of Lee's funk sets for Ubiquity, mixed with the offbeat production modes that Money Mark brought to his early Mo Wax recordings! There's a definite dose of psych on most tracks – showing the increasing influence from this end of the spectrum on 21st Century beatheads – and the fuzzier edges make for a nice change amidst Lee's usually cleaner grooves. Some vocals appear on the album, but often buried down deeply in the instrumental mix – leaving most of the album's charm to come from fuzzy guitar, trippy keyboards, and heavy beats! Titles include "Dime Bag Conspiracy", "Rainy Day Dog", "Astro Blue", "Disco Loco", "Ringa Ding Ding Ding", "LIVE", "Revenge Of The Fillet O Fish", and "Crazy Apartment". CD
 
 
 



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