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Lalo Schifrin & Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
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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SchoenbergGurrelieder – Norman/Troyanos/McCracken/Klemperer/Scown/Arnold/Ozawa/Boston Symphony/Tanglewood Festival Chorus ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Records are great – but box has a few old library stickers and some light wear.)

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Pete SeegerRainbow Race/Now/Young Vs Old ... CD
Omni/Columbia (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
A trio of later LPs from the incalculably important topical folk stalwart and archivist Pete Seeger – 1971's Rainbow Race, 68's Now and '69's Young Vs Old – plus a holy grail of a bonus track – bundled in this excellent 2CD set from Omni! Rainbow Race starts out disc 1, an album that's understated in production, but feels more modern than many of Seeger's albums, and it's both massive in mood and masterful in material. It's stocked largely with Seeger originals rather than the shared folk songbook he so often worked within – with titles including "Last Train To Nuremburg", "Sailing Down This Golden River", "Old Devil Time", "Words Words Words" and more. It's followed by Now – another great record with more banjo in the sound, and more diverse songs – with modern folk scene standards, talking blues and public domain revisitations, strident and in a live setting, with "Adam The Inventor", "Talking Ben Tre", Blacklash Blues", "Cotton Needs Pickin So Bad", "The Cities Are Burning" and more. Young Vs Old follows a similar trail, with some bigger emotions as well as sparer numbers, with titles including "Who Knows", "Bring The Home", "Ballad Of The Fort Hood Three", "Be Kind To Your Parents", "Get Up And Go", "Mayrowana" and more. Last and certainly not least, the bonus track "I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag" – a killer version of the defiant, Anti Vietnam War sing-along standard that was purportedly banned in 1970 and released officially for the first time ever on this CD! CD

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Nina SimoneLet It All Out ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good- ... $11.99
Excellent Philips work by Nina – a set of tracks that mostly features spare combo backings from Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images", was recorded live – but overall, the album's got a warmly intimate feel that's really great, and which has Nina singing in that perfect righteous mode of the time. Titles include "Chauffeur", "The Other Woman", "This Year's Kisses", "Nearer Blessed Lord", "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "Don't Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear. Cover and label have two drill holes.)

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Frank SinatraRare Recordings 1935 to 1970 – Thrilling Performances From The Carrer Of The Century ... CD
Sandy Hook, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $13.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two numbers by Tom McIntosh – a telling inclusion, given the way the album brings together the same strands of soul, swinging, and cerebral that McIntosh brought to his compositions in the early 60s. Smith's got a great way of bringing out the most sensitive aspects of the tunes, while still setting the players free to find their own voice – thanks partly to the long takes on these live recordings – and titles include "Fifty Six", "Stew Peas", "A Portrait Of You", "With Malice Towards None", "The Cup Bearers", and "Junior". CD

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Soil & Pimp SessionsX – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions (limited edition – with bonus CD) ... CD
Victor (Japan), New Copy 2 CDs ... $33.99
A great celebration of a decade in music from Soil & Pimp Sessions – a group with a terrible name, but an amazing sound – and one of the best acts to emerge from Japan in the 21st Century! The group play live jazz, but with a fiercely rhythmic passion that really has things moving at a mighty pace – upbeat, soulful, and plenty spiritual – but also these tight rhythms at the bottom that make their music instantly infectious, and gives it a great place on a modern dancefloor as well! The package brings together tracks from the group's previous albums, plus bits from out of print singles too – and the whole thing bristles with a sense of spontaneous energy that few other groups can match. Titles include "Waltz For Goddess", "Sahara", "Aie", "Storm", "Fantastic Planet", "Sexual Hungry", "Movin", "Are You Ready", "My Foolish Heart", "Mature", "Suffocation", and "Summer Goddess". Limited 2CD version features a bonus CD with even rarer cuts – including "Mode To John", "Cannibal Rock (Soil & Pimp Sessions rework)", "Rasetsu", "Quartz & Chronometer", "Battle Without Honor & Humanity", and one more track with a Japanese title. CD
Also available X – Chronicle Of Soil & Pimp Sessions ... CD 24.99

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Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... CD
Solar/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $28.99
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! CD
Also available Faith For My Mind ... LP 29.99

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Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... LP
Solar/Superfly (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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 28.99

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SOS BandSOS Band – Greatest Hits ... CD
Virgin, 1980s. Used ... $10.99
Consummate modern soul from the SOS Band – the 80s scene flag bearers who carried the tight funky combo piece of the puzzle from the 70s into the polished sound of the 80s! The group's albums were generally pretty evenly divided between tightly popping groovers, and big drippy ballads – and the hits are laid out appropriately. A nice little snapshot of the era – with that great 80s bass thump and crisp drums and beat tracks! Many of the cuts were produced by pre-Janet era Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – including "Just Be Good To Me", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "The Finest", "Just The Way You Like It". Other tracks include "SOS", "Take Your Time", "High Hopes", "Borrowed Love", "Sands Of Time" and "No Lies". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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New Soul SearchersSalt Of The Earth ... CD
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
The amazing second album from The Soul Searchers – even harder, funkier, and rarer than the first! This one blows away everything else the group have ever done – as the record has an angular approach that has the band taking a lot of weird twists with the grooves, creating these dark jazzy edges that have forever made the album a favorite with fans of deep-thinking funk! The massively funky sound of the group's debut are further increased here by a hipper, more sophisticated approach to rhythm and soul – one that's got the group flowing through warm moments one minute, then cutting things into deeper, sharper tones the next. Titles include the sublime "Ashley's Roachclip", a famous BDP sample from way back – plus the cuts "I Rolled It You Hold It", "Blow Your Whistle", "Funk To The Folks", "Ain't It Heavy", and "If It Ain't Funky". CD

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Rosemary SquiresMy Love Is A Wanderer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $22.99
Great work from this British singer of the 50s – a vocalist whose tones match those of the best American gals on the west coast scene of the time! Rosemary Squires sings here with a well-crafted approach to the lyrics – never too over the top, but never too staid either – a nicely punctuated mode that has an inherent sense of swing, even when things get soft and mellow! Backings are by Frank Phillips, who mixes strings and woodwinds nicely, but always lets Squires get out front – and titles include "When You Kiss Back", "Where Love Lies Waiting", "April Heart", "My Love Is A Wanderer", and "My Wayward Heart". CD

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New Jeremy SteigJeremy & The Satyrs ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the first albums ever from ultra-cool flute man Jeremy Steig – a jazz album at its core, but one with some rock and folk elements as well! The instrumentation is heavy on Steig's funky flute – already blown here with that breathy quality that would come out even more strongly on later records – although the instrumentation here is somewhat fuller than on Jeremy's straight jazz records – given the presence of Warren Bernhardt on keyboards and Adrian Guillery on guitar and harmonica. The great Eddie Gomez is the bassist for the outing – and brings in some of his best bottom-bumping moments – although again, the interplay with Steig isn't as stark as on later records. And although there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung by Bernhardt and Guillery – they've got a raspy appeal that shows that Jeremy was trying to reach out towards other audiences before going straight jazz. Some tracks are instrumentals, though, with an even heavier focus on flute – and titles include "Mean Black Snake", "In The World Of Glass Teardrops", "Satyrized", "Let's Go To The Movie Show", "Lovely Child Of Tears", "Foreign Release", "Lovely Child Of Tears", and "The Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color label strereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Gabor SzaboSorcerer ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... $4.99
One of the best albums ever by this great Eastern European guitarist, and a groovy set of spiralling jazz tracks, recorded live at The Jazz Workshop with a 2-guitar frontline, and backing by a very tight rhythm combo. The sound is amazing, with lots of choppy modal grooves, and other longer tracks that have a vaguely mystical feel to them. Plus, this nicely done CD includes extra bonus cuts, adding 20 more minutes to the original album! Titles include "Los Matodoros", "Corcovado", "O Barquinho", "The Beat Goes On", "Lou-ise", "Space", and "Mizrab". CD

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Talking HeadsMore Songs About Buildings & Food (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are also strongly pronounced too, and often get a bit funky at times – in ways that almost outdo most of the artier punk and funk that was to come in the next few years of the New York scene! Brian Eno produced the album with the group, and his sonic sensibilities really add a lot to the record – in ways that are much more subtle than his own 70s albums, but still a very big part of the set. Titles include "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel", "With Our Love", "The Good Thing", "Warning Sign", "The Girls Want To Be With The Girls", "Found A Job", "Artists Only", "I'm Not In Love", "Take Me To The River", "Stay Hungry", and "The Big Country". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader (aka Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil) ... LP
Metro/MGM, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture staining and wrinkling in one bottom corner on the front and back, with light edge wear and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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New Cal TjaderCal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $7.99
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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McCoy TynerExtensions ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $7.99
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and players on the set include Alice Coltrane on harp, Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a wonderful lineup that really holds tightly to the soaring, soulful energy that Tyner spins from his piano – a mode that's never too far out or avant, yet which stretches to the skies with a heavenly vision. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include "Message From The Nile", "The Wanderer", "Survival Blues", and "His Blessings". CD

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Caetano VelosoTotalmente Demais – Ao Vivo ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic live set from Caetano Veloso – done in a very spare style, like some of his best work of the time! The album's a great return to basics after use of a rock band on some of Veloso's previous records – and features just Caetano's magical vocals with solo guitar backing – spreading out with this powerful vibe that's even more moving than his music with larger arrangements! The overall sound is fantastic – with a great recording quality that far surpasses many earlier Brazilian live albums – and the record ranks up there with spare mid 70s masterpieces, like Qualquer Coisa or Bicho. Loads of nice tracks – including "Pra Que Mentir", "Amanha", "Todo O Amor Que Houver Nessa Vida", "Dom De Iludir", "O Quereres", and "Kalu". CD



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

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Patrick WilliamsButch & Sundance – The Early Days (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1979. Used ... $6.99
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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Young-Holt UnlimitedFunky But! ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Funky but also loosely jazzy and soulful grooves from Young Holt Unlimited! This is easily the most obscure album by the Young Holt combo for Brunswick – and a really wicked set that has them stretching out a lot from their early years! The album's got some nice electric touches that point the way towards the group's looser, freer 70s work – yet still moves very nicely in the pocket, through a mix of soul jazz originals and very groovy covers – all done in the group's trademark tight, syncopated groove! Titles include "Lady Madonna", "Valley Of The Dolls", "Orient", "Country Slicker Joe", "The Funky Duck", "Sombrero Sam", "Eleanor Rigby", "Secret Love" and "Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousAme – Mixing ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2007. Used ... $4.99
World class minimalist club maestros Ame do their thing for the Mixing series – bringing together a stellar batch of material from Laurie Spiegel, Nu Musik, Double, Nexus, Chateau Flight, Atjazz, Ben Westbeech and more! The set is stylistically varied, but cohesively groovy thanks the strong selections and sequencing by Ame – with some minimal club bounce, atmospheric electro grooves, buoyant club soul and more – starting off with the sparer grooves and really building steam as the set flows! Tracks include "Appalachian Groove 1" by Laurie Spiegel, "Woman Of The World (Long Instrumental Version)", "Walk A While In My Shoes (Henrik Schwarz Remix)" by Coldcut feat Robert Owens, "Baroque" by Chateau Flight, "For Real (Version Remix)" by Atjazz, "Nia" by Ame and more! CD

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VariousBasic Principles Of Sound 3 – Music For The Modern Listener With A Brazilian Flavor ... CD
Soundsational (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99
The third volume in this very groovy series takes a distinct Brazilian turn – and opens up into a sparkling set of bossa jammers and hard jazzy numbers that are extremely well-selected for the set! Not all the tracks are Brazilian in origin, but they are all hard to find – and the groove's extremely solid throughout! Tracks include "Quo Vadis Samba" by Goykovic-Novacek, "Carcara" by Tempo Trio, "Tim Dom Dom" by Joao Donato, "Jangal" by Dom Um Romao, "Batucada Sergiu" by Luis Carlos Vinhas, "Grand Nite For Swinging" by Mary Lou Williams, "Consolacao" by Larry Willis, "Influencia Do Jazz" by Bossa Tres, "Mudei De Idea" by Osmar Milito, "Un Sabor Latino" by Ricardo Marrero, "Cobranca" by Carlos Penha, and "Tema Pro Lins" by Rosinha De Valencia. Lots more, too! CD

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VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! CD set comes with a 40 page set of notes – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. CD
Also available Chicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP 26.99

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VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! 2LP set comes with a great set of notes on the inner sleeve – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... CD 22.99

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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 ... $10.99 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
Also available East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD 4.99

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VariousEast Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD
ESP, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD 10.99

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New 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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VariousGet Down Boogie Sound – The Hidden Sound Of Black America ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great grooves from the post-disco years – music from the time when the sound of the clubs went back to the underground after the failure of the mainstream – and produced a lot of great music in the process! Most of the work here is in a mode that's come to be called boogie over the years – upbeat and funky soul, done with a style that's tighter than disco, and a lot less excessive too – with plenty of great basslines and simple rhythms at the bottom, sweet keyboards in the middle, and some mighty soaring vocals over the top! The package brings together obscure singles from the Fantasy, Posse, and Vanguard labels – and features some of the lesser-known acts who were recording for the companies at the time – turning out cuts that still sound mighty darn fresh all these years later. Titles include "Dance So Fine" by Nijel, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "That's A Lady" by Shock, "Sweet Thing" by Convertion, "I Love Music" by JT, "Give It Up (extended mix)" by Sylvester, "Body Moves" by Rare Essence, "Project Funk" by Eazy, "Eletrophonic Phunk" by Shock, "Pastel" by Marlon McClain, and "Sureyoureright" by Steptoe. CD

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New VariousItalian Girls Like Ear-Catching Melodies ... CD
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Despite the cloying title of this one, the set's a very sweet collection of Italian 70's themes with a groovy sexy sound to them. There's perhaps more of a camp feel than usual (if you can believe that!), with sounds that have a bit of a Barbarella-ish feel, or sort of a Euro b-grade erotic quality. There's some nice mellow moments with spare electric keyboards, in sort of a Morricone style, and others with good rolling basslines. Titles include "Louise" and "Theme For A Murderer" by Armando Trovajoli, "La Bella Signora" and "One More Time" by Piero Piccioni, "La Storia Comincia" by Guido De Angelis, "Diamanti Swing" by Francesco De Masi, "What Is This Love" by Franco De Gemini, "Susan & Jane" by Riz Ortolani, and "Il Sorriso Della Ieana M6" by Roberto Pregadio. Nicely packaged in a sexy cover, and with a nice pace of grooves! CD

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New 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!)

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New VariousMellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD
Fania, Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
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 VariousMirror To The Soul – Carribean Jump Up, Mambo & Calypso Beat 1954 to 1977 (2CDs/DVD) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD & DVD ... $16.99
A tremendous overview of Carribean sounds from the 50s through the 70s – served up with exactly the kind of depth and care we've come to expect from the folks at Soul Jazz Records! The collection goes way past the obvious – and way past any obvious cliches as well – to really dig deep and draw some strong lines between the grooves of nations like Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and St Thomas – all of whom are represented by really rhythm-heavy and uncommon sounds! Most numbers are heavy on percussion, but also show a bit of jazz and soul influence as well – the continuing influence of American styles on the sounds of the area, but always taken in by the local talents, and made into something new entirely. There's a number of heavy groovers here that lie somewhere in the territory between Jazzman mambo reissues and Honest Jon's compilation cuts – and titles include "I'll Be Right There" by Techniques, "Pa Los Obreros" by Frank Ferrer, "Elegua" by Gina Martin, "Nassau Cha Cha" by Andre Toussaint, "Saturday Night Reggae" by Mark Holder, "My Conversation" by Slim Smith, "The Queen Sings Calpyso" by Lord Brynner, "Chango" by Celia Cruz, "Canela" by Peanuts Taylor, "Repentino" by Grupo De Experimentation, "Pa Coco Solo" by Fajardo, "Don't Blame It On Elvis" by Fabulous McClevertys, "Mambo Caliente" by Bebo Valdes, and "Vitalolgy" by Duke Of Iron. Also includes a great documentary on DVD – Mirror To The Soul, the story of the British Pathe record label in the West Indies! CD
(Please note that the DVD is PAL coded, includes the original slipcase and book.)

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VariousMuseum Melpomene – Mixed By Masanori Morita (Studio Apartment) ... CD
New World (Japan), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
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
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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 ... $11.99
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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New VariousOkeh Rhythm & Blues ... LP
Okeh/Epic, Mid 50s/1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Essential 2LP set of rare R&B material from the legendary Okeh label – known to many as one of the 50's best labels for the genre! Sure, you'll find a few hits on here – like Screamin Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On Your" – but the real nice bits are the obscurer tracks, like "Please Say You Want Me" by The Schoolboys, "Dumplins" by Doc Bagby, "Peanuts" by Little Joe, "Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)" by The Treneirs, and "Baby You're My Only Love", a real early one from Billy Stewart. Great stuff throughout, and a nice set of notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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VariousReturn To Paradise – A History Of Exotica ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99
An excellent summation of the exotica sound of the 50s – that wonderful period when mood music started getting really interesting – thanks to an infusion of island-inspired sounds in the postwar years! The music here represents the pinnacle of 50s exotica – amazing records by some of the bigger names in the genre, mixed with some lesser-known gems that make the collection way more interesting than some of the more easily-done exotica sets on the market. There's plenty of weird rhythms, odd percussion, unusual sounds, and dreamy melodies – and titles include "Chant Of The Moon" by Robert Drasnin, "Lotus Land" by Gene Rains, "Summer Storm" by John McFarland, "Paradise" by Paul Conrad, "Kashmiri Love Song" by Korla Pandit, "Coronation" by Martin Denny, "Mwanza Market Place" by Tak Shindo, "Mountain High Valley Low" by The Markko Polo Adventurers, "Strange Echoes" by Frank Hunter, and "Jungle Flute" by Xavier Cugat. CD

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VariousSalsa de Hoy – An Independent Salsa Caliente Compilation ... CD
Disco De Hoy, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
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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VariousSleeping In The Market – Ethiopian Music & Sounds From Amhara ... CD
Latitude, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Contemporary ethnographic recordings in the tradition of Ethnic Folkways or some of the Nonesuch Explorer series from the 70s. Not the polished Ethiopian pop and jazz documented in the Ethiopiques series, but recordings of street musicians and everyday people from Amhara. 8 tracks in all, unlike anything we've heard in along time, and we'd bet you too: "Laluyeah (Yearning Song)", "Bale-Whashinto", "Berewoo Taha Taha (The Bull. . .Taha Taha. . .)", "Demam Era Dema", "Aderch Arada (Sleeping In The Market)", "Bale Ageru", "Ney, Ney, Ney (Come, Come, Come)" and "Endiaw Mela Mela (Compassion)". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2012 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $10.99
Soul sounds that work perfectly together – on a set that's maybe the most compelling of the Soul Togetherness series so far! There's loads of great contemporary numbers here – some nuggets from the underground, a few more mainstream tracks, and even a few mixes that really transform the tunes – making their key appearance here in CD format. The vibe is deeply soulful throughout – as the set's put together by folks who also have a strong ear for classic soul and funk – and titles include "Turn It Up" by Kenny Thomas, "Don't Give Up" by Aaries, "Taking It Too Far" by Big Brooklyn Red, "Don't Wanna Wait" by Lew Kirton, "Save Our Freedom" by Bah Samba, "Running Around" by Cool Million, "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "Woo" by Anthony Hamilton, "Let It Go" by Jazzanova, "Thinking About You" by Maurissa Rose, "Share My Love" by R Kelly, and "You Did It Again" by Soulpersona & Princess Freesia. CD

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

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New VariousWho's That Man – A Tribute To Conny Plank (4CD set) ... CD
Gronland (Germany), 1970s/1980s/2013. Used ... $36.99
Way more than just another "tribute" album – as this set doesn't feature cover versions or new recordings, but instead draws heavily on vintage work produced by the legendary Conny Plank! Although only partly a musician, Conny had a huge influence on the sound of Germany during the key prog, electronic, and post-punk years – thanks to his increasingly inventive work behind the board of the studio – and his unique ear for designing the studio itself! Plank's name is displayed prominently on some of the most important German albums of the time – and that legacy is paid tribute to wonderfully here – on the initial two CDs, which feature cuts that include "Silver Cloud" by La Dusseldorf, "Horprobe" by Arno Steffan, "Conditionierer" by Moebius & Plank, "Signal" by Phew, "Broken Head" by Eno Moebius Rodelius, "Leb Whol" by Neu, "Was Ziehst Du An" by DAF, "Eleanor Rigby" by Streetmark, and "Security Idiots" by Psychotic Tanks. Then, CD3 features bonus remixes of older classics – 9 more reworks and remixes of German electronic gems initially recorded by Plank! And CD4 features a rare live recording from Conny's minimal electronic years – a 1986 Mexico performance by Plank, Moebius, and Steffen! CD

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New Martin BoettcherPfarrer Braun ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-September, 2014
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New Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Early August, 2014
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 13.99

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Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Around August 25, 2014
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 Tito PuenteHomenaje A Beny ... CD
Tico, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014
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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Sun RaOuter Spaceways Incorporated ... LP
ORG, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Mid-August, 2014
A classic Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute. The sound is quite "out" overall – really jamming in an almost free jazz sort of way at times – and titles include "Saturn", "Song of the Sparer", "Spontaneous Simplicity", and "Outerspaceways Incorporated". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gene AmmonsHouse Warmin' ... LP
Trip, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Like some of the other issues on Trip, this set brings together some great sides that sort of fell between the cracks in an artist's career. These nice rarer sides by Gene Ammons seem to be recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was jumping around his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. The first LP features Jug in the studio with Howard McGhee (the set was briefly issued under his name, on Argo) and a guitarist we're pretty certain is Jake Fisher (from other issues of this material), for a 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. Titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", "Jivin Around" and "Jug & McGhee". The second set's a hard-hitting blowing session, cut very much in the mode of Gene's late 50s sides for Prestige – and with a very accomplished group of soul jazzers that includes Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Bennie Green, and Frank Wess. The groove has a nice raw late night sound – and tracks are pretty long and open-ended. Titles include "Litty Ditty", "Sermonette", "Juggin Around", and "Jim Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, ring & edge wear, seam splitting, a name in pen, and a stain at the bottom.)

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James BrownPayback (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1973. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of James Brown's greatest cuts ever – a stone funky monster that never gets old! The tune's got a snapping slow funk beat that's simply incredible, and it builds and builds with a sound that has an intensity that can't be beat! Plus, this 2-part single is actually pretty tough to find – a lot rarer than the album, with a strange spoken announcer over a few parts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Lonnie SmithDrives ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little set of grooves by organist Lonnie Smith – and one of his best albums ever! The key to Drives is that it finds Lonnie backed by a totally sympathetic group of musicians – including Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Dave Hubbard on tenor, and the great Joe Dukes on drums – whomping away on the kit with all the dexterity he brought to Jack McDuff's classic recordings of the mid 60s! There's a measured funkiness in spots that's totally killer – with sparer moments that are just as impressive – with great solos by the players. Excellent stuff – including the original "Psychedelic Pi", great covers of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Seven Steps to Heaven", the funky "Twenty Five Miles", plus "Spinning Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing. Cover has a crinkled corner.)

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VariousEast Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... LP
ESP, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD 10.99
East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD 4.99

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

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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 Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and seam splitting, with some tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Big PunisherCapital Punishment ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unlike a lot of late 90s major label hip hop, Loud seems to have found the perfect mix of commericial success and straight dope hip hop... From the movie dialogue intro to "Twins". Guest appearances by Black Thought of The Roots, Raekwon, Fat Joe and more. Includes "Dream Shatterer", "I'm Not A Player", "You Came Up", "Fast Money", "Tres Leches", "Glamour Life" and "Super Lyrical". CD

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New Blossom DearieMay I Come In? ... CD
Capitol, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album from Blossom Dearie – done with a soaring jazzy groove that makes it one of her best! Blossom's working here with Capitol arranger Jack Marshall – and he gives the album a much more upfront approach than some of Blossom's sparer sides for Verve – a groove, a bounce, and a sweeping sort of sound that works wonderfully with Dearie's sweetly-crafted vocals. We love the sound a lot, and wonder why Blossom hardly ever recorded in this mode again – save, perhaps, for her excellent British sides from the end of the 60s. The album includes a wonderful vocal version of Henry Mancini's "Charade", plus other great cuts that include "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I Wish You Love", "In Love Again", "Quiet Nights", and "May I Come In". CD

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New Duke EllingtonLive At The Rainbow Grill 1967 ... CD
Moon, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slow building set from Duke Ellington and his amazing group of players – a rare step away from the Orchestra for the King Of Swing – captured at the Rainbow Grill in NYC's Rockafeller Center during a residency in the summer of 1967! This great little session was originally broadcast live on radio – and it starts out with just Duke, rolling loosely in a solo piano setting before the boys take their places for a wonderfully intuitive, delicate mode –one that occasional builds to a tighter sound, then just as often loosens up in a really sweet way! They roll through a few classics, some rarer favorites, all if it with a lighter swing than what's most associated with the Duke. The players include Cat Anderson on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone, John Lamb on bass and Steve Little on the kit setting the rhythm with Duke's piano. Titles include "Heaven/Le Sucrier Velours", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Azure", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Rock The Clock", "Take The 'A' Train/Satin Doll", "Sophisticated Lady", "Passion Flower", "Perdido", "Solitude", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Ocht O'Clock Rock". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ibrahim FerrerBuena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few good things to come out of the cultural pillage of the Buena Vista Social Club was the reintroduction of soulful Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer to American audiences. Ferrer's voice is extremely wonderful, so much so that even cloying production by Ry Cooder can't keep it down. The set's got 11 numbers that are done in a fairly traditional style – and titles include "Silencio", "Herido De Sombras", "Bruca Manigua", "Mami Me Gusto", and "Que Bueno Baila Usted". CD

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New Gianni FerrioUna Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Right Tempo (Italy), 1973/1998. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! Easy Tempo scores again with this beautiful rerelease/repackaging of Gianni Ferrio's lost score for the film Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate. The music has lots of spare spooky keyboards, with a slow building sound that's similar to Francis Lai's best soundtrack work, and a warm wash of sound that's very similar to some of Morricone's best stuff – like La Donna Invisible. Don't go looking for funky breaks on this one, but if you love cool swirling Euro soundtrack material, this set's an amazing piece of work, and it's been repackaged with the usual sexy Easy Tempo look. God, we love their stuff! Tracks include "Concerto Blues", "Soliloquio", and "Inutile". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Flaming EmberWestbound #9 ... LP
Hot Wax, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Flaming Ember – a combo with a sound rooted in rock, but filled with plenty of soul too – making they a key funky crossover act in the early 70s! These guys borrow the best of Motown soul and the best of the jazzier rock groups of the time – and often use lots of raw congas in with their percussion – which keeps things grooving with plenty of soulful inflections. There's some nice psych production at times – a bit like the best Norman Whitfield modes at the start of the 70s – and titles include "Flashbacks & Reruns", "The Empty Crowded Room", "Going In Circles", "Westbound #9", "Spinning Wheel", and "Shades Of Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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New Don GereWerewolves On Wheels ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 Herbie HancockQuartet ... CD
CBS, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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New HeptonesParty Time ... LP
Mango, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A party time indeed! This is the follow up to Night Food, and a set that nearly equals its predecessot, as a great example of what Leroy Sibbles and the Heptones were capable of when teaming up with Lee Perry! Laid down at the legendary Black Ark, this set's one of the band's strongest LPs, with Sibbles' always great songwriting over a batchof tight roots rhythms laid down by Boris Gardiner, Winston Wright, Mikey Boo, Willie Lindo and others. 10 songs in all, including "Party Time", "Crying Over You", "I Shall Be Released", "Why Must I" and "Sufferer's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has marks that click on each track. Cover has some wear, partially unglued seams, splitting and heavy wear on part of the top seam, and some stains. Label has an ink stamp.)
Also available Party Time ... CD 4.99

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New Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 Krzysztof KomedaKnife In Water/Innocent Sorcerers ... CD
El (UK), 1960/1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Komeda soundtrack work from the early 60s – his legendary score for Roman Polanski's Knife In Water – plus a bit of his work from the earlier Innocent Sorcerers and other jazzy material from the period! Knife In The Water Is a wonderful score that echoes with the modern tones and phrasing first explored in French cinema during the new wave! Komeda plays piano, and there's wonderful saxophone lines on nearly every track in the score – stretching out with stark edges and bold colors, and sounding a bit like Barney Wilen on some of his best soundtrack work! Titles on this version are "Ballad For Bernt", "Crazy Girl", "Typish Jazz", "Cherry" and "Roman Two". This CD on El also pulls together some similarly jazzy Komeda work from the film Innocent Sorcerers, some Warsaw festival recordings and other bits. 18 tracks in all – with titles including "Niewinni Czarodzieje" (in three parts), "Get Out Of Town", "Stella By Starlight", "For Heaven's Sake", "Three Little Words" and more. CD

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New Machito & His Afro Cuban OrchestraVacation At The Concord ... CD
Coral/Verve, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great document of the crossover between the New York Latin scene and the Catskills – the upstate resort community that was as important to the Latin groups as the uptown clubs! Like many groups of the period, Machito's found a heck of a lot of work in the Catskills during the 50s – most notably at the Concord Resort, paid tribute to by this set – which includes photos of famous Concord staffers that include swimming instructor Buster Crabbe and golf pro Jimmy Demarest! But apart from that gimmicky approach, the album's actually a strong one for Machito – showing the kind of grooves that helped his 50s group cross over big – a mix of mambo and early cha cha tracks that include "Patricia", "Guaglione", "Torero", "Cha Cha Cha Loco", "Cotillon Mambo", and "Mambo La Concord". 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 MorriconeFistful Of Dollars/For A Few Dollars More (Peters) ... LP
Peters, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool album – featuring one side of the score to A Fistful Of Dollars and one side of the soundtrack of For A Few Dollars More! The songs are short, but tense – and mix plodding solo instrumentation with some sparer dramatic moments, creating a sublime tension that's unsurpassed in the realm of western scoring! Titles include "A Fistful Of Dollars", "Almost Dead", "The Chase", "The Result", "Without Pity", "Sixty Seconds To What?", "The Watcher Watched", "Vice Of Killing", "The Showdown", "Goodbye Colonel" and "For A Few Dollars More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Lee Perry & OthersSound Doctor – Lee Perry And The Sufferers' Black Ark Singles & Dub Plates 1972 To 1978 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar set of surviving 70s Black Ark productions by Lee Perry – with rare and unreleased cuts plus pivotal, if long-buried sides by Junior Byles, U Roy, Delroy Butler, Tinga Stewart, The Upsetters, The Flames, The Ethiopians, Jah T and more – Perry-produced gems for Kingston's cultural rebels and sufferers! The Sound Doctor compilation is really an essential, perfectly-collected batch on Pressure Sounds – the UK label that once again proves to be among the finest and most respectful of Sound Doctor devotees. Among the exceptional rarities are the unreleased "Army Of Love" by Junior Byles, an exclusive dub plate mix of the Upsetters "Horny Train", the raw original mix of U Roy's "006" and many more – stirringly soulful Black Ark singles and dub versions including "Sound Doctor" by Bobby Floyd, "Do Good" by Al Maytone", "Different Experience" by Brother Ray", "Smiling Faces" by Tinga Stewart, "It’s Impossible" by The Ethiopians, "Grandfather Land" by Jah T, "King Of Kings" by Pat Francis, "Be Prepared" by Keith Poppin, "Key Card" by Lee & Jimmy, "Start Over" by The Gatherers and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New PharcydeRunnin' (Jay Dee ext mix , Smooth ext mix , Jay Dee inst)/Drop (extended mix, inst)/Emerald Butterfly ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of the finer tracks from Labcabincalifornia – and early production genius by Jay Dee! For some reason, the Labcabin album still gets a cold shoulder in some circles, in comparison to Bizarre Ride, anyway, but you'd be hard pressed to call this Pharcyde era anything short of great from these two cuts! The A-side "Runnin'" is here in the hard clipping extended version, plus a tighter mix, with that great acoustic Stan Getz sample pushing it all through. "Drop" is another really nice one, quintessential early Pharcyde and a standard bearer for the best 90s hip hop group cuts! CD
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New Sun RaSingles ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally essential 2 CD set that brings together a huge amount of singles that were recorded by Sun Ra and others for his legendary Saturn label! As you probably know, the albums that were recorded for Saturn were rare enough – but the singles on the label were even rarer, and some of them were pressed in batches as small as 75 copies! The material is a very strange mix of jazz, soul, doo wop, and R&B – but it's all got the off-kilter Sun Ra twist to it, and the music is a key slice in the independent history of underground jazz pioneered by Ra & The Arkestra. You'll hear plenty of stuff by Ra (including the legendary "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman") – and you'll also get stuff by Lacy Gibson, The Cosmic Rays, The Nu Sounds, Yochannan, and The Qualities. Annotated with 36 pages of detailed notes, written by 4 different Ra experts – and a treat for collectors and novices alike! CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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

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New RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx ... LP
Loud/RCA, 1995. Used 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's incredible leadership behind the mic. Guests include Nas, Method Man, Inspektah Deck and more from the Wu Tang family. An absolute standard-bearer! Titles include "Spot Rusherz", "Can It Be All So Simple", "Knuckleheadz", "Criminology", "Ice Water", "Wisdom Body", and "Wu-Gambinos". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Lalo SchifrinDirty Harry (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure 70s genius from Lalo Schifrin – and the lost soundtrack to the second Dirty Harry film! Magnum Force never received a proper soundtrack album at the time – and although we've waited over 30 years, this overstuffed package finally gives the Schifrin score it's due – serving up a great variety of short tunes that fully illustrated the musical genius that made the Dirty Harry films so great. The set's got a total of 22 tracks in all – and goes way beyond the Dirty Harry Anthology sets to include some of the darker, moodier numbers from Magnum Force – some great shorter tunes that sit nicely next to the more famous funky themes! Titles include "Warm Enough", "Last Dance In Sausalito", "Early Is Late", "Briggs", "Magnum Force", "Stakeout", "Execution Squad", "The Bullet", "Potrero Hill", "The Faceless Assassin", "The Crooks", and "Harry's Ostinato". CD
(Inlcudes obi.)

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New Schubert/SchumannFantasie In C Major Op 15 (Wanderer Fantasie)/Fantasie In C Major Op 17 – Maurizio Pollini ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Bluebird, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". This CD version features 8 bonus tracks – alternate versions of some of the heavier-duty tunes on the album, some of which are quite different than the originals! Also includes new notes and photos! CD
(Out of print First Editions pressing.)

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New Suck Electronic EnciclopedicAsfixia Al Carrer Valencia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976/1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We can say one thing for sure – these guys definitely don't suck, as their electronics are some of the most inventive we've ever heard on the European scene of the 70s – a really unique Spanish hybrid of influences from all the best German groups of the period, but taken out into much darker territory! Although most of the instrumentation here comes from keyboards and self-built synthesizers, there's also some heavy drums and guitar – which bring a strong focus, and this brooding energy that might well link these guys to some of the harder rock acts of the time, although all without any posturing at all. The blend is pretty great – as if Black Sabbath picked up keyboards and fired Ozzy, or if Genesis or Yes were more into instrumental passages with tripped-out echoey sax lines – instead of any vocals. Titles include "Se'n Van Les Verges", "Intro 2051", "El Cantir Fa L'Aigua Fresca", and "L'Entrepa". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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New David S Ware & Planetary UnknownLive At Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenor adventurer David S Ware's cosmos-searching Planetary Unknown group – with pianist Cooper-Moore, bassist William Parker and drummer Muhammad Ali – recorded live before an enthusiastic audience at the 2011 Saalfelden Jazz Festival in Austria. This marks the concert debut of the group, and it's a great one! The set includes the 3-part "Precessional" – with a bit more than an hour of rivetingly spontaneous jazz. We were impressed by the 2010 studio recording by Planetary Unknown, the this live work from the following year is even more exciting! CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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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 VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. 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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New VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia (with bonus CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unusual Cambodian grooves from the psychedelic years – recorded at a time when the nation was getting plenty of influences from western sources! Many of the tracks here are cover versions – done with lots of echo on the surfish or fuzzed-out guitars – and recast with local lyrics that may well completely change the mood of the tunes – kind of a new Cambodian culture rising up in the wake of the nation's relationship to the Vietnam war. Recording details on most of the tracks is sparse, but that's also the charm of the material too – mysterious sounds from a scene that was all but destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, but recently revived in two more contemporary tracks included here. Titles include "Cyclo" by Yos Olarang, "Paem Nas Sneha" by Pan Ron, "Jam 10 Kai Theit" by Ros Seresyothea, "Bros Ey Kov Prerl" by Pan Ron, "Thgnai Kor Chrer" by Sin Sisamouth, and "Komlos Sey Chaom" by Ros Seresyothea. Also includes contemporary cuts – "Tiger Phone Card" by Dengue Fever and "Whiskey Cambodia" by The Cambodian Space Project. CD
(Also features a bonus CD – a full album by Cambodian Space Project!)

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New Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". CD

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New Bobby BrownDance! . . .Ya Know It! ... CD
Universal, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A remix album, issued at the height of Bobby Brown's solo career – and featuring new takes on older material, mostly done by Babyface and Larry Blackmon – and all in a style that's partially dance-based, but also mostly just in that sweet mainstream soul mode that Bobby already did so well! Titles include remixes of "My Prerogative", "Don't Be Cruel", "Seventeen", "Rock Wit' Cha", "Girl Next Door", "Every Little Step", "On Our Own" and "Baby I Wanna Tell You Something". CD

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New Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/BMG, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD version has 7 bonus tracks, with alternate takes and more. Essential! CD
Also available
Safe As Milk (mono version – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99
Safe As Milk (mono version) ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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