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Verdi/Donizetti/Puccini/Gounod/Franck/Rossini/StraGreat Carreras – Jose Carreras ... CD
Philips, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! CD

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VariousDual Form (with download) ... LP
Leaving/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A full scale joint effort from the always unpredictable Stones Throw label and the cassette-centric Leaving Records – featuring audio adventurers Julia Holter, dak, Cyclist, Trance Farmers, Dem Hunger, Run DMT, Soundwizard BZB & MC Set, Oscar McClure, Odd Nosdam, Sun Araw and more. Cool, creative and diverse stuff – a good deal of it with kind of a darkness-tinged electro atmosphere – and an array of eerie broken beats, abstract instrumentals and vocals. 19 tracks in all: "Visions" by The Cyclist, "Into The Night" by Davis, "Lions Den" by dak, "Labelle Gross" by Oscar McClure, "You & Me Both (Live Arthur Russell Tribute)" by Julia Holter, "Sisters" by Odd Nosdam, "Right Off" by Sun Araw, "Bardo States Dream Walker Version" by Run DMT, "Purple Hay" by Trance Farmers, "Sadnis" by Knx, "Atimo" by Yuk and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download card.)

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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 III – 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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New 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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New 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 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
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 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!)
Also available Kenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD 19.99

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VariousMuseum Melpomene – Mixed By Masanori Morita (Studio Apartment) ... CD
New World (Japan), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
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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VariousNao Wave – Brazilian Post Punk 1982 to 1988 ... CD
Man (Germany), Mid 80s. Used ... $11.99
An amazing document of the Brazilian post-punk scene – served up here with a stark, raw energy that easily matches any work at the time coming out of Sheffield, Manchester, New York, or Berlin! The groups on the set represent a core of the important underground of the period – all acts clearly taking a nod from changes on the European and American scenes, and working in an array of highly rhythmic modes that also seem to dip a bit back into older Brazilian percussion traditions from time to time. It may just be the compilers' taste, but there's a quality here that's also a bit appealing from a Disco Not Disco mode – as many of the tunes on the set, however dark, would also work well in a dancefloor setting – thanks to pulsating basslines, quirky electronics, and some especially nice stark and spare percussion. Titles inlcude "Ilha Urbana" by Muzak, "Teu Ingles" and "Funziona Senza Vapore" by Fellini, "La For a Pode Ate Morrer" by Ira, "Policia" by Mercinarias, "Agent SS" by Agent SS, "O Futebol" by Akira S & As Garotas Que Erraram, and "Samba Do Morro" by Chance. CD
(Out of print. Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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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
(Out of print.)

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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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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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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!)

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VariousSunset & Sunrise – Rare Gems From Bulgarian Vaults ... CD
Cosmic Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
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 VariousWanderers ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp, a light stain along the bottom, and peeling on back.)

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Martin BoettcherPfarrer Braun ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-September, 2014
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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
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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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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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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John BarryWhisperers ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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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Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch upwards of $40 when we get them in – and they fly right out the door as soon as they hit the web. Loop is the rarer of Johnny Lytle's two albums for the obscure Tuba label from Detroit. Johnny's classic trio, with Peppy Hinnant on organ, is backed by a larger group that features Wynton Kelly on piano and Willie Rodriguez on conga. New and Groovy is very nicely stripped down - and the focus of the album is on down-and-dirty groovers, perfect for the jazzy stepper set that still digs Lytle loads! Loads of short groovy steppin jazz vibes cuts, like "The Loop", "The Man", "The Snapper", "Selim", and way way more! CD

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Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man (2LP) ... LP
Milestone, 1962/1963. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent Milestone 2-fer of sides Mongo cut for Battle, then licensed to Riverside, and finally collected here. These sessions are from the early 60s, and feature a gang of the best jazz and Latin sidemen around at the time, including Pat Patrick (of Sun Ra's Arkestra!), Nat Adderley and Bobby Capers and a massive rhythm section with Victor Venagas, Kako, Chihuahua Martinez and Julian Cabrera. There's a hot hard Latin vibe throughout, whether it's the tunes from the first two studio sides, issued as Watermelon Man or the live set captured as Mongo At The village gate which makes up the second LP. 22 slammin' tracks including "Yeh, Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It!", "Bayou Roots", "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Johnny AlfEle E Johnny Alf ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by Johnny Alf – a sweet and mellow set of tracks that retains all the charm of his earlier bossa work, yet which adds in some warmer electric touches to really expand the sound. The set's totally wonderful – warm and raspy vocals from Johnny, set in lightly dancing jazz arrangements that groove with a gentle edge. Titles include "Leme", "Garota Da Minha Dicade", "Pensando Em Voce", "Decisao", "Anabela", "Ama Me", and "Eh Mundo Bom Tai". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Sandalia De Prata", "Tema Carnaval", "Eu E A Brisa", and "Nao Deixa A Zorra Morrer". CD

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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 ... Temporarily 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 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. Cover has some wear.)

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New Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Winley) ... LP
Winley, Early 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. Paul Winley caught him then, and put him in the studio with Howard McGhee and guitarist Jake Fisher, for this cool laidback soul jazz session that's probably one of Jug's most open-ended from the time. The tracks are all long, with a lot of room for solo space, and a round mellow tone. Winley has his name on all of the writing credits, which is probably false (the lying bastard!), and titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", and "Jug & McGhee". The record was issued briefly by Argo, under Howard McGhee's name, but this is a nice Winley pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Stereo sticker on back.)

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoAmericans Swinging In Paris – The Pathe Sessions (Les Stances A Sophie/People In Sorrow) ... CD
EMI (France), 1969/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great CD that features 2 of the Art Ensemble's best French recordings! The first part of the CD features the stunning album Les Stances A Sophie – probably the greatest album ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and also one of their rarest! 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". People In Sorrow is quite a different record – and features one long track, the title cut, with very spare music, and lots of isolated bass work, horn solos, and percussion – played by the quartet of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors. The track's a nice counterpart to the music on the first part of the disc – long, moody, and almost chillout in nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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New John BarryLounge Legends ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget James Bond. Forget EMI. This set shows later work from John Barry's career – much hipper and very different than the more popular soundtracks that you probably know already! The package was put together by the super-hip folks at Universal Music Germany – and it contains tracks from Barry scores for some of the more obscure films of his career, matched with a few other odd instrumental tunes, and even a few rare vocal numbers that will take you way past Shirley Bassey! There's a great mix of moody electric instrumentals, dark Morricone-like numbers, groovy breezy tunes, and strong pop songs – and titles include "The Good Times Are Coming" (with vocals by Mama Cass), "This Way Mary" (vocals by Scott Walker), "Theme From Ipcress Files", "Play It Again", "Orson Wells' Great Mysteries", "Boom", "Walkabout", "The Adventurer", "Billy, "We Have All The Time In The World", and "Midnight Cowboy". 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 BowieLow ... LP
RCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's reputation as a songwriter at the time! It's almost like Bowie's shaking off all the confused stardom of the previous parts of the 70s – and is stepping forward as a new being from a new space – cleaner, leaner, and simpler than before – but hardly evacuated of soul at all, certainly not as much as you might guess from the Man Who Fell To Earth image on the cover. Titles include "Speed Of Life", "Be My Wife", "A New Career In A New Town", "Warsawza", "Art Decade", "Weeping Wall", and "Sound & Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has some fraying on the spine.)

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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 Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA, 1988. Used ... Temporarily 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 (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily 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 RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Epitaph, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and accompanied by little more than foot stomps and handclaps! Really vital stuff, whether you're hearing RL Burnside for the first time, and finding this after more famous later recordings. Includes "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Goin' Down South", "Come On In", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Jumper On The Line", "Hobo Blues", "Sat Down On My Bnd And Cried" and more, LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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New Dandy's Dandy (Johnny Rodriguez Jr)Dandy's Dandy – A Latin Affair ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure but excellent session – recorded at the end of the 70s with some of the best players in the New York salsa underground! The music is extremely vibrant – and the styles of the tracks range from hard Afro-Cuban percussion grooving to tight Latin jazz in a classic mode – with instrumentation that ranges from pachanga-styled flute and violin, to some harder-jamming grooves with a lot more piano in the lead. Production has that raw, but clear sound that we love so much in the Latin Percussion albums of the time – a groove that's very different than that of Fania or Tico – and Sonny Bravo plays piano, Rene Lopez is on trumpet, Nicky Marrera is on timbales, Dick Meza plays flute, Eddie Montalvo plays conga, and Mario Rivera is on saxes. Includes great Latin Jazz versions of "Tune Up", "Manteca", and "April In Paris" – plus "Jo Ca Nic", "Son De La Loma", and "Konkoina". CD
Also available Dandy's Dandy – A Latin Affair ... CD 6.99

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New Miles DavisMiles Davis Live In Europe 1967 – The Bootleg Series Vol 1 (3CDs/DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used 3CDs/DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing live documents of Miles Davis and his incredible mid-to-late 60s quintet – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – complete concert recordings from Antwerp, Copenhagen and Paris on 3CDs seeing release for the first time ever, plus a DVD featuring the only known video footage of this group from the period! CD 1 features material from 10/28/68 in Antwerp, CD 2 on 11/2/67 in Copenhagen and 11/6/67 in Paris, with the latter concert continued on CD 3. This is landmark stuff here – a surprisingly rare opportunity to hear first rate live recordings of legendary material from the ESP, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer and Nefertiti albums – as well as brilliant revisits of vital earlier material. Includes live takes on "Agitation", "Foot Prints", "No Blues", "Gingerbread Boy", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Theme", "Footprints", "Masqualero", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Walkin'" and more. The DVD starts with five numbers recorded on 11/7/67 in Karlzruhe, Germany: "Agitation", "Footprints", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Gingerbread Boy" and "The Theme". It concludes with material in Stockholm on 10/31/67: "Agitation", "Footprints", "'Round Midnight", "Gingerbread Boy" and "The Theme". CD

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New Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily 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 Dream SyndicateDays Of Wine & Roses ... LP
Ruby, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The essential first album from Dream Syndicate – one of the great rock albums of it's time and the very foundation for many other great albums to follow! Moody and real, be it in the sparer, more haunting moments and the more straight-forwardly rockin' parts – brilliant, transcendent stuff. Titles include "Tell Me When It's Over", "Definitely Clean", "That's What You Always Say", "Wen You Smile", "Until Lately", "The Days Of Wine And Roses" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache BandObatala ... LP
Enja, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 80s classic from one of the hippest Latin jazz ensembles of its time – the wonderful Fort Apache band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez! As with other albums from the group, the key strength here is Jerry's choice of compadres – a great lineup of jazzmen who understand both Latin rhythms and more open, expressive soloing – which really allows them to stretch way way past any sort of obvious cliches for their genre. Some of the tunes get quite modern at points – and players include John Stubblfield on tenor, Angel Papo Vasquez on trombone, Larry Willis on piano, Edgardo Miranda on guitar, and Steve Berrios, Nicky Marrero, and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "Nefertiti", "Eighty One", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Evidence", and "Jackie-ing". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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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

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New Milt JacksonOlinga ... LP
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker on both sides.)
Also available Olinga ... CD 14.99

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New Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Stan Kenton albums of the 60s – a set of original compositions by Dee Barton – Stan's drummer at the time, and a composer to rival the great ones who contributed to the Kenton group of the 40s and 50s! Barton's work here is totally great – modern, but never too academically so – that perfect balance of swinging and thinking that marks some of the best Kenton albums over the years. All numbers are awash in those great Kenton tones and colors we love so much – and the group here features Mike Price on trumpet, Dick Shearer on trombone, Ray Reed on alto & flute, Mike Altschul on tenor, and Don Bagley on bass – as well as Kenton on piano and Barton on drums. Titles include "Man", "Lonely Boy", "Singing Oyster", "Dilemma", "Three Thoughts", "A New Day", and "Woman". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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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)... Temporarily 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 Left BankeThere's Gonna Be A Storm – The Complete Recordings 1966-1969 ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely has a compilation on an artist ever been done so well! This materful set compiles all of the rare recordings made by The Left Banke for Mercury during the late 60's – and it puts all 26 tracks together with a great set of notes that details the rocky history of the group. If you don't know The Left Banke, their unique style of "baroque rock" is a wonderful mix of groovy organ, electric harpsichord, and swirling strings – all set as instrumentation for some of the tightest, grooviest little songs you'll ever hear. Nearly every track on here is a toe-tapping hummer, and even if you know their big hits like "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", you'll still find lots of other goodies like "Desiree", "Ivy Ivy", "Barterers & Their Wives", and "I Haven't Got The Nerve". Great stuff, and a CD that we're never without on a road trip! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Pedrito MartinezRumba De La Isla ... CD
Calle 54, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet mix of Spanish and Cuban styles – as Pedrito Martinez takes on some older flamenco tunes, but in ways that have a really old school Havana sort of sound! Pedrito's vocals are served up with plenty of soul – and backed with tight guitar from Nino Josele, whose dexterity on the strings is amazing, yet always respects the place of the singer too. The legendary Alfredo De La Fe adds in plenty of violin lines to the mix – and the core sound of the record is heavy on percussion and the sorts of handclaps that really move things along in an organic, human sort of way. Titles include "Solo Vivo Pa Quererte", "Volando Voy", "Homenaje A Camaron", "Gitana Te Quiero", "No Naqueres Na De Mi", and "Yo Vivo Enamorao". CD

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New Jackie Mittoo & The Soul BrothersLast Train To Skaville ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We give up! Just when we thought the gravy train had stopped running, the last train to skaville pulls into the station with 16 jaunty numbers fusing ska and rocksteady with a healthy dose of Jamaican soul at the hands of Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Brothers under the guidance of Coxsone Dodd! After the Skatalites busted up in the mid 60s, Dodd set about assembling a new house band, bringing Mittoo and a number of the original members of the Skatalites, including Lloyd Brevett and Roland Alphonso, together with some of the new, younger talent, and the fine folks at Soul Jazz have assembled a mighty, mighty set of their finest moments. But as Coxsone says in the liner notes, let's "Cut the chatter and spin the platter"! Includes "James Bond", "Voodoo Moon", "Chicken & Booze", "Hpney Pot", "Mr Flint", "Dr Ring Ding", "Got My Boogaloo", "Home Made", "Sufferer's Choice" and "Hot & Cold". CD
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New Doris MonteiroAgora (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the loveliest albums we've ever heard from Brazilian singer Doris Monteiro – a blend of electric arrangements with some sparer, rootsier elements – handled by Gerald Vespar, in a style that's quite unique! The record has a simple honesty that's missing from some of Doris' other records – as guitar lines dance over percussion, slide into Fender Rhodes lines that gently give way to a string section – blending moods and emotions without sounding forced, showing a depth in Doris' style that we didn't know she had. Titles include "Maita", "Lugar Comum", "Dia De Feira", "Choro De Nada", "Eu Hein Rosa", "Flauta De Lata", and "Tema De Doris" – and the CD features 4 bonus tracks that include "Massa Falida", "Dificilmente", and "Malvadez". CD

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New Ennio MorriconeC'Era Una Volta Il West (aka Once Upon A Time In The West) (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... 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. 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". Plus, this bonus version features loads more extra tracks – making for a total of 27 in all, the fullest version of the score we've ever seen! CD

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New O'JaysTogether We Are One ... CD
Right Stuff, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compilation of previously unreleased tracks from the one-and-only O'Jays – numbers produced by the Gamble-Huff team, mostly in the 80s with some stray numbers from the late 70s and 90s – but never included on any of the O'Jay's albums of the time! The albums are mostly synthesizer and electro-influenced ballads and tracks that strayed a bit from any defining formula the group was working at the particular time, so stylistically it's a bit of a hodgepodge. But if the tracks lack the classic characteristics of the group's and the production team's best, it's still pretty striking how durable the sound holds up in the present day – with cleaner sound mixes than they might have had if released nearer the recording dates! 12 tracks including "All Eyes On Africa", "Together We Are One", "Your Place Or Mine", "Ruler Of The Universe", "Promises", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Hurry Home" and more. CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Houston PersonIsland Episode ... CD
Prestige, 1971/1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure! This set features 9 unreleased tracks recorded by Houston Person during the height of his jazz funk years for Prestige – one track with a group that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet – the other eight tracks with a Latin-tinged group that includes Hank Jones, Jimmy Ponder, Victor Paz, Jerry Gonzalez, and Nicky Marrero. The Latin backings work surprisingly well for Person, whose cutting style on the tenor works against the grooves in a great way – and the use of Latin rhythms makes for a slightly different mode, but one that's every bit as soulful as his other work. Titles include "Theme From Baxter", "St Thomas", "Waking Up Alone", "Montuno Merengue", and "Nemo". CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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New John Robinson Pierce/Max MathewsMusic From Mathematics – Played By IBM 7090 Computer & Digital To Sound Transducer ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful sounds from an early IBM computer – and a set that's quite different from both the academic and popular electronic albums of the 60s! You can really hear the programming at work here – the careful choices as to which sounds come out when, in a sequence that's more prescribed than played – which gives the whole thing an even spookier feel – as if there were no need for humans at all! As you might expect from the time, there's electronic renditions of "classics" like "Frere Jacques", "Joy To The World" and "Bicycle Built For Two", and then a bunch of newer compositions, primarily by scientists at the Bell Telephone Labs. 18 tracks in all, also includes "Variations On Timbre & Attack", "Theme & Variations" and "Noise Study". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy PonderIllusions ... LP
Impulse, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet smooth album of funky jazz from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – with a style that's right out of the Bob James-arranged albums for Kudu! Jimmy's guitar is nice and lean, laidback over some tripped out, easily funky arrangements, with strings conducted by Johnny Pate on a few numbers, and keyboards by Ronnie Foster on a few others. Tracks include "Sabado Sombrero", "Do It Baby", "Funky Butt", "Energy III", and "Jennifer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Dizzy ReecePossession, Exorcism, Peace ... LP
Honeydew, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant later work from Dizzy Reece – music recorded in the 70s, and a full expression of the spiritual themes that were only hinted at in earlier years, but which blossom here beautifully! Side one is an extension of themes from the film The Exorcist – but aren't cheesy at all, and instead have this beautiful sort of spiritual exploratory feel. Dizzy's on trumpet and percussion, alongside flute from Richard Meldonian, piano from Richie Beirach, and additional bass and percussion that give the tune a nicely earthy quality. Side two has a similar approach – one that explores themes of meditation – and which is even sparer at times, with some sitar and tambura that give the tunes a nice Eastern feel. Beirach plays piano here again, and Steve Grossman is on tenor – and tracks on the album include "Possession", "We Smile", "Suite Meditation", "Offering", and "Universal Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top seam has some wear & a small split.)

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New Buddy RichDifferent Drummer ... LP
RCA, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s gem from Buddy Rich – a session that's cut with some really tightly arranged backings, but done in a way that actually has Buddy kicking the kit even more than usual! Some of the best tunes on the set have a really wicked sense of funk – one that uses a bit more space than in Buddy's 60s recordings, but in a way that lets the Rich sound really step out over the top when it does emerge. Arrangements are by Phil Wilson, Dave Matthews, and John LaBarera – and soloists include Pat LaBarbera on tenor, Jimmy Mosher on alto, and Jeff Stout on trumpet. The set features nice funky takes on "Superstar" and "Heaven On Their Minds" – both from Jesus Christ Superstar – plus the tracks "Domingo", "Paul's Tune", "Straight No Chaser", and the "Piece Of The Road Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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New David SanbornTaking Off ... CD
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic first album from David Sanborn – a lot more than you might expect if you only know him from later years! Sure, the record's tight – and yes, Sanborn was a crossover player from the start – but there's some great moments here, and the whole thing's got a lot more of an edge at points than you'd expect – a nice rasp in Sanborn's alto, reminding us a bit of the early sounds we heard coming from Tom Scott on his best sides. Randy Brecker plays trumpet in the group, and Mike Brecker's on tenor – and there's definitely a bit of Brecker Brothers soul overall – some undercurrents of funk that also come through in the guitars of Steve Khan and Joe Beck. Arrangements are by David Matthews, Don Grolnick, and Howard Johnson – and titles include "Butterfat", "Duck Ankles", "Black Light", "Blue Night", "Flight", "Funky Banana", and "The Whisperer". CD

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New Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible ... CD
Dot/Hip-O, 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. Plus, this CD also features a few tracks from the hard-to-find More Mission Impossible soundtrack – for a total of 14 cuts that includes "More Mission", "Self Destruct", "Intrigue", "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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

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New Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible – Mission Anthology ... CD
MCA/One Way, 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. 22 cuts that include "More Mission", "Self Destruct", "Intrigue", "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". CD
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New Lalo Schifrin & Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost groover on Verve – recorded during the heyday of the label's bossa years with Stan Getz! The record features Bob Brookmeyer fronting a large group arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin – soloing over the top, while Lalo comes up with sparkling bossa-tinged grooves that are in the spirit of his best soundtrack work of the mid 60s. Brookmeyer's playing is great too – very different than his sparer, modernist work on other records – and very much in the tradition of Brazilian trombone players who were a key force in bossa jazz at the time. The set includes one long original, "Samba Para Dos", plus shorter standards like "My Funny Valentine", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You" – all taken in great jazzy bossa versions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker.)

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New Nina SimonePastel Blues/Let It All Out ... CD
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely-priced set that features 2 of Nina's 60s classics on one CD! Pastel Blues is wonderful stuff from Nina – still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The album features an incredible 10 minute version of "Sinnerman", arranged by Nina with complicated jazzy riffing and a nice breakdown in the middle. Other tracks include "Be My Husband", "End Of The Line", "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", "Strange Fruit", and "Ain't No Use". Let It All Out features spare backings arranged by Nina, and played by 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. Other titles include "Chauffeur", "The Other Woman", "This Year's Kisses", "Nearer Blessed Lord", "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "Don't Explain". CD
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New Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... LP
Solar/Superfly (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful, beautiful little record – as righteous and soulful as some of the best spiritual jazz classics of the 70s – and arguably even rarer, as it was only issued on a tiny label from Atlanta! Solar have a sound that uses 3 female lead vocalists in chorus formation – one that comes across with the righteousness of Roy Ayers' best use of such a style, but which is taken even further in a wave of soul jazz expression – in a mode that reminds us a lot of the work of Dee Dee Bridgewater or Jean Carn singing together on key early records by Norman Connors, Carlos Garnett, or Mtume! The vocals share equally with the instrumentation on the set – delivering a message that's rich and positive, but never cliched or hokey. Instrumentation includes flute, soprano sax, piano, and some great percussion – and playing is inside, but exploratory – definitely in a post-Coltrane vein. Titles include "Rejoice", "Vanity", "Living For The Most High", "Faith For My Mind", and "It's A New Day". Really great stuff – and right up there with the classics of spiritual soul jazz! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Faith For My Mind ... CD 23.99

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New Sonic YouthGoo ... LP
DGC, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonic Youth's major label debut – which is, somewhat perversely, less insistently accessible as the preceding Daydream Nation – with slow-building guitar squalls and oddball noise pop in just about equal measure! Goo is self-produced, with some assistance from their fellow Geffen newbie (circa '90) J Mascis and Don Fleming. Includes the absolute classic "Dirty Boots", plus "Tunic", "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "My Friend Goo" and "Scooter and Jinx". Tell 'em 'bout it! Hit 'em where it hurts! Tell it like it is. Word up. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Soul SearchersSalt Of The Earth ... LP
Sussex, 1974. Used ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a small sticker on back.)
Also available Salt Of The Earth ... CD 16.99

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New SweetGive Us A Wink ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic pop glam from Sweet – easily one of the best torchbearers of the genre in the 70s! The album's got a sweetly compressed sound that's right up there with the best of Queen – but even more rocking overall, and without any of the too-flowery or too-flashy moments. Tunes are stompingly catchy, and filled with loads of fuzzy guitar that's mixed right down into the roots of the rhythms – and although this album doesn't have as many hits as some of the group's other work, it's a killer set through and through. Titles include "The Lies In Your Eyes", "Lady Starlight", "Action", "Yesterday's Rain", "Healer", "White Mice", and "Keep It In". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut "winking action" cover, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New Cal TjaderCal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy 60s session from vibist Cal Tjader – and an excellent little Latin set, with a mixture of bossa nova and Latin jazz that goes way beyond the promise of the title! The great Clare Fischer arranged the set – and if you know his work with Cal, you know that he's got a wonderful approach to jazz that works perfectly with Tjader's unique phrasing – a spacious sensibility, and a great sense of timing – one that always ensures the tunes sparkle with a sweetly stepping groove. Fischer plays piano on the record – and other players include Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Paul Horn on reeds, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Milt Holland on percussion. Titles include "Choro E Batuque", "Nao Diga Nada", "Elizete", "Imagen", "Vai Querer", and "Que Tristeza". CD
(This earlier Verve version is now out of print.)

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New Caetano VelosoEstrangeiro ... CD
EmArcy (Brazil), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 80s album that was an attempt (one of many) to bring Caetano's wicked work to a larger audience. In this instance, Caetano is backed and produced by some New York hipsters – all with a commitment to music, and all with names that would help the album sell well in the American hipster market. Arto Lindsay and Peter Sherer handled the production chores, and with guests like Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, and Lindsay himself, the sound's a bit more modern rock than his other stuff. Tracks include "Etc", "Jasper", "Este Amor", "Rai Das Cores", and the title track. CD
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New Patrick WilliamsButch & Sundance – The Early Days (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly solid and fairly ambitious score from Patrick Williams – who really seems to work well with director Richard Lester! Butch And Sundance –The Early Days is, you guessed it, a prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid – which set the bar pretty darn high a decade earlier, both cinematically and musically. We can't speak for the film, but the score works! Film director Richard Lester is most famous for directing The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night and Help – and he seems to welcome quirky and adventurous musical scores. Williams delivers! It's got a great, folksy main theme and an adventurous vibe overall, with playful horns and strings, some sparer moments and more dramatic orchestrations when necessity calls. The CD includes both the final complete film score – and as a bonus, the original/alternate version. 30 tracks in all. Titles include "Rustlers", "The Arrival", "The Parting", "OC Dies", "The Really Big Train Robbery" (Parts 1, 2 and 3), "The Final Victory (End Credits)" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New YesOwner Of A Lonely Heart (red & blue dance remix, edit)/Our Song ... 12-inch
Atco, 1983. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius – Trevor Horn's transformation of the overcluttered Yes groove down into a lean, mean bit of bass and funk for the 80s! The whole thing snaps, crackles, and vamps along magnificently – a blueprint for Art Of Noise, and countless other groups to come! The remix is even more in the Horn trickery camp – and is also a bit sparer than the original tune. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 2 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The hippest side of the late 60s Latin Soul years – work from a number of tiny little New York labels – all of which are a good deal rarer than some of the bigger indies of the time! The collection here is totally great, and totally fresh – filled with numbers that were not even hits back in the day, and which are almost the Latin counterpart to funky 45s! Most work is from the Speed and Ghetto labels, with a few more bits thrown into the mix as well – and tunes are both vocal and instrumental numbers, all put together with a heck of a lot of Spanish Harlem soul! Titles include "Heavy Together" by The Real Thing, "Hot Buns" by Willy Baby, "Spanish Maiden" by Tony Middleton with Chuito & The Latin Uniques, "Oye Tomasito" by Joe Pappy & His Combo, "Fishin With Sid" by Dave Cortez & The Moon People, "Shake It Don't Break It" by Pijuan, "Sweet Soul Music" by Milton Zapata, "The Four Corners" by Frankie Nieves, and "African Guajira" by Orquesta Olivieri. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBossa Nova Story ... CD
Carrere/Opus (France), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousHeavy Flute – Funky Flute Grooves From The 60s And 70s ... CD
Label M/Atlantic, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Flutey! A great collection of funky flute tracks from the Atlantic label – probably the one record company that did the most for getting the flute into the funky jazz mainstream, thanks to work by its giants like Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, and Roland Kirk. Titles include "Eboness" by Yusef Lateef, "Push Push" by Herbie Mann, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Roland Kirk, "Nubian Lady" by Yusef Lateef, "Thirteenth Floor" by David Fathead Newman, "Sombrero Sam" by Charles Lloyd, "The Wiggler" by Leo Wright, "Let Her Go" by Hubert Laws, and "One Ton" by Roland Kirk. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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New VariousMellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the amazing 70s Latin scene in New York – not the better-known salsa tracks of the time, but lots of the more obscure soul and funk cuts that were coming out of the Nuyorican underground! The tracks here share the same criss-crossing of Spanish Harlem modes that you'd find in the work of the Latin Soul generation – but updated nicely, as Joe Bataan did with his Salsoul album – in ways that bring in more electric elements, and even some club and disco grooves too! The collection's a great one – way better than you'd expect from its cover art – and titles include "Latin Thing" and "Wonderful" by Eddie Benitez, "Brother Where Are You" and "Too Late" by Ralfi Pagan, "Taste Of Latin" and "Feel Like Making Love" by Ricard Marrero, "Volvere Algun Dia" and "Que Te Pasa Corazon" by Latin Fever, "Mind Blowing Decision" by Jimmy Sabater, "Afro Hustle" by Lou Perez, and "Let's Make Up" by Lebron Brothers. CD

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New VariousMellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the amazing 70s Latin scene in New York – not the better-known salsa tracks of the time, but lots of the more obscure soul and funk cuts that were coming out of the Nuyorican underground! The tracks here share the same criss-crossing of Spanish Harlem modes that you'd find in the work of the Latin Soul generation – but updated nicely, as Joe Bataan did with his Salsoul album – in ways that bring in more electric elements, and even some club and disco grooves too! The collection's a great one – way better than you'd expect from its cover art – and titles include "Latin Thing" and "Wonderful" by Eddie Benitez, "Brother Where Are You" and "Too Late" by Ralfi Pagan, "Taste Of Latin" and "Feel Like Making Love" by Ricard Marrero, "Volvere Algun Dia" and "Que Te Pasa Corazon" by Latin Fever, "Mind Blowing Decision" by Jimmy Sabater, "Afro Hustle" by Lou Perez, and "Let's Make Up" by Lebron Brothers. CD

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New VariousSalsa de Hoy – An Independent Salsa Caliente Compilation ... CD
Disco De Hoy, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great look at the range of excellent salsa that's been burning in the global underground over the past few years – played by a generation of groups who are really getting back to basics – and making the kind of music that first burst forth from the New York and Puerto Rican scenes in the 70s! The sound here is salsa dura all the way through – very sharp instrumentation on top of mindblowingly wonderful percussion – so great on its own that the vocals just come across as icing on the cake! Titles include "La Via" by Bio Ritmo, "Hueso Quemado" by 30 De Febrero, "Lluvia Con Sol" by Orquesta El Macabeo, "Rompe Colchon" by Tromboranga, "Les Calles De Mi Ciudad" by Juan Pablo Diaz, and "El Kikuyo" by La Malmana. CD

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New VariousSalsoul Essentials III ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-winning set – featuring 16 tunes on 2CDs, some of the cream of the crop of the legendary disco imprint Salsoul! The package is a great one for the price – stuffed with a mix of classic singles and some rarer cuts – with titles that include "Ling Ching Ching" by Joe Bataan, "Love Is You" by Carol Williams, "Jingo" by Candido, "I Picked A Winner" by Inner Life, "Let's Get It Off" by Rafael Cameron, "I've Got The Hots For You Baby" by Double Exposure, "I Picked A Winner" by Inner Life, "This Will Be a Night To Remember" by Eddie Holman, "Love Is Finally Coming My Way" by True Example, "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway, "Let's Celebrate" by Skyy, "All Of My Lovin" by Jimmy Williams, "Are You Single" by Aurra, and "How High" by Cognac. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousSoul Lounge 9 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2012. New Copy 3 CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 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 Les BaxterHouse Of Usher ... CD
Intrada, 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly complex score from the great Les Baxter – written for Roger Corman's famous film version of The Fall Of The House Of Usher! The music is quite lush at times – more orchestral than some of the Baxter exotica from the same period, but still filled with lots of great little twists and turns – especially as the narrative moves on – that ear for odd sounds and unusual tunings that made Les one of the real standouts of his generation! There's lots of weird watery passages, moody reed tones, and offbeat string sounds – and this great reissue features remastered sound and a full booklet of notes. Titles include "Madeline Usher", "Roderick Usher", "Buried Alive", "Catalepsy", "Pallbearers", and "The Ancestors". CD

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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 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 Don GereWerewolves On Wheels ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Don Gere's dusty, jangly soundtrack to the bikers and werewolves and satanists (oh my!) epic Werewolves On Wheels – a pretty great one with spare, post folk psych atmosphere, a little bit of groovy country rock, eerily percussive errata and choice soundbites from the flick! Finders Keepers has a knack for describing their great and obscure soundtrack and otherwise oddball discoveries that goes well beyond ours – they describe Don Gere as a "disjointed psych rock stoner" and the sound as "ritualistic commune country". We can't speak for Don's personality, but they pretty much nail the vibe! Most importantly, it works fine as trippy leftfield psychedelia and groovy country rock even without the crazy context of the movie – with a couple solid vocal tunes, fuzzed out instrumentals (particularly the "Ritual" tracks), sparer bits of tension and classic style B-movie biker elements. Includes "Werewolves On Wheels (Main Theme)", "Mount Shasta Home", "Ritual", "Ritual 2", "The Devil's Advocates", "One Foot In Heaven", "Burning Grass", "Tarot", "Tarot Trail", "Dust Bowl", "Ritual 3", "Werewolves On Wheels (End Theme)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... 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
Also available Dedication (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99

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New Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pretty great stuff from Jobim – later than the classic years, but with a dark sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling. The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca from 1973 – in that it's got all the simple elements of Jobim's earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we'd rank right up there with the modernist work of Gil Evans or Duke Ellington. A few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you'll hear English versions of some older bossa tunes. Titles include "Dreamer", "Canta Mais", "Olha Maria", "Wave", "Two Kites", "This Happy Madness", "Song Of The Sabia", "Estrada Do Sol", "Voce Vai Ver", "Off Key", and "Triste". CD

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New Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". CD

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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A top notch solo anthology for Mark Lanegan – who we first heard as vocalist for the Pacific Northwest rock heavies Screaming Trees – but his brooding vocal presence was always begging for the sparer, noirish setting of his best solo and duo settings. Lanagan has been pretty active over the years, collaborating with Isobel Campbell for some impressive duo records, as well has his work with the Twilight Singers and Queens Of The Stone Age – but the solo stuff is pretty tough to beat. The setlist features solo recordings from a 20+ year stretch, recorded for Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet, many in a moody acoustic setting – and often backed by Pacific Northwest scene legends and Sub Pop labelmates who sound as great in a quieter sound as they do playing heavier rock – including members of Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age. It also includes full bonus LP of previously unreleased tracks, and the titles include "Bombed", "100 Days", "Come To Me", "Mirrored", "Low", "Lexington Slow Down", "Wild Flowers", "Sunrise", "Carnival", "Pendulum", "The River Rise", "Dream Lullaby", "A Song While Waiting", "Big White Cloud", "Grey Goes Black", "Halcyon Daze", "Blues Run The Game (Live)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Liszt/SchubertSonata In B Minor/Wanderer Fantasy – Rubinstein ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Sealed 60s mono pressing.)

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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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