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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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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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Ray StinnettFire Somewhere ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1971. Used ... $9.99
A rare early 70s record from guitarist, singer and songwriter Ray Stinnett – who was the guitar player for Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs at their wooliest and bulliest – and made this long-buried solo record for A&M in '71! Ray was born in Memphis, and after his success with Sam The Sham, he dropped out for a while in San Francisco before heading home to Memphis. A Fire Somewhere was recorded at Fame and Argent, and sure enough, it's got quite a swampy southern groove at times – but there's also some sparer acoustic numbers that carry a post-hippie vibe that he no doubt soaked up in San Francisco. It's hard to believe it's been shelved for such a long time! Includes "Salty Haze", "You Make Me-Feel", "Silky Path", "Wheel Of Time", "Stop", "Long Rivers Flow", "America", "You & I", "Honey Suckle Song", "Liberty High", "Natural High", "Love Is The Answer", "A Fire Somewhere" and "The Rain". CD

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Donna SummerWanderer ... LP
Geffen, 1980. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Talking HeadsMore Songs About Buildings & Food ... LP
Sire, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are also strongly pronounced too, and often get a bit funky at times – in ways that almost outdo most of the artier punk and funk that was to come in the next few years of the New York scene! Brian Eno produced the album with the group, and his sonic sensibilities really add a lot to the record – in ways that are much more subtle than his own 70s albums, but still a very big part of the set. Titles include "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel", "With Our Love", "The Good Thing", "Warning Sign", "The Girls Want To Be With The Girls", "Found A Job", "Artists Only", "I'm Not In Love", "Take Me To The River", "Stay Hungry", and "The Big Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available More Songs About Buildings & Food (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available More Songs About Buildings & Food ... LP 19.99

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New Dimitri TiomkinUnforgiven ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Sealed ... $9.99
A full-blown score from Dimitri Tiomkin – one that rivals his famous work in earlier films, with a complex blend of orchestrations that really moves over the top right from the start – grabbing the listener with all the power of one of Burt Lancaster's spoken bits in the film! There's a few more thematic moments – sparer traditional western tunes mixed in with the main score – and titles include "Kiowa Warpath", "Across The Texas Panhandle", "Matilda Confesses", "Riding Back To The Soddy", and "The Horse Ballet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a large hole in front.)

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader (aka Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil) ... LP
Metro/MGM, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
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 Caetano VelosoEstrangeiro ... CD
EmArcy (Brazil), 1989. Used ... $8.99
A late 80s album that was an attempt (one of many) to bring Caetano's wicked work to a larger audience. In this instance, Caetano is backed and produced by some New York hipsters – all with a commitment to music, and all with names that would help the album sell well in the American hipster market. Arto Lindsay and Peter Sherer handled the production chores, and with guests like Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, and Lindsay himself, the sound's a bit more modern rock than his other stuff. Tracks include "Etc", "Jasper", "Este Amor", "Rai Das Cores", and the title track. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $4.99
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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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! CD

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New YesOwner Of A Lonely Heart (red & blue dance remix, edit)/Our Song ... 12-inch
Atco, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
Genius, pure genius – Trevor Horn's transformation of the overcluttered Yes groove down into a lean, mean bit of bass and funk for the 80s! The whole thing snaps, crackles, and vamps along magnificently – a blueprint for Art Of Noise, and countless other groups to come! The remix is even more in the Horn trickery camp – and is also a bit sparer than the original tune. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousAme – Mixing ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2007. Used ... $2.99
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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VariousDual Form (with download) ... LP
Leaving/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A full scale joint effort from the always unpredictable Stones Throw label and the cassette-centric Leaving Records – featuring audio adventurers Julia Holter, dak, Cyclist, Trance Farmers, Dem Hunger, Run DMT, Soundwizard BZB & MC Set, Oscar McClure, Odd Nosdam, Sun Araw and more. Cool, creative and diverse stuff – a good deal of it with kind of a darkness-tinged electro atmosphere – and an array of eerie broken beats, abstract instrumentals and vocals. 19 tracks in all: "Visions" by The Cyclist, "Into The Night" by Davis, "Lions Den" by dak, "Labelle Gross" by Oscar McClure, "You & Me Both (Live Arthur Russell Tribute)" by Julia Holter, "Sisters" by Odd Nosdam, "Right Off" by Sun Araw, "Bardo States Dream Walker Version" by Run DMT, "Purple Hay" by Trance Farmers, "Sadnis" by Knx, "Atimo" by Yuk and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download card.)

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

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

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VariousHeavy Flute – Funky Flute Grooves From The 60s And 70s ... CD
Label M/Atlantic, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
Flutey! A great collection of funky flute tracks from the Atlantic label – probably the one record company that did the most for getting the flute into the funky jazz mainstream, thanks to work by its giants like Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, and Roland Kirk. Titles include "Eboness" by Yusef Lateef, "Push Push" by Herbie Mann, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Roland Kirk, "Nubian Lady" by Yusef Lateef, "Thirteenth Floor" by David Fathead Newman, "Sombrero Sam" by Charles Lloyd, "The Wiggler" by Leo Wright, "Let Her Go" by Hubert Laws, and "One Ton" by Roland Kirk. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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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. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Mellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD 9.99

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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
Also available Mellow Taste Of Latin, NY – Featuring Nancy O'Neill ... CD 13.99

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VariousMuseum Melpomene – Mixed By Masanori Morita (Studio Apartment) ... CD
New World (Japan), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
A blistering array of soulful house tracks – all mixed together by Masanori Morita of the Japanese group Studio Apartment! The sound here is more dynamically clubby than most of Studio Apartment's work – more in a house-based New York groove – with a rich tapestry of sounds that filter through the mix and unite all numbers in a wonderfully sensuous sound! CD 1 features a full extended mix by Morita – with tracks that include "Touch The Sky" by Dennis Ferrer with Mia Tuttavilla, "Bipolar (orig mix)" by Fudge, "Rej (Pastaboys club)" by Ame, "Spacious Mind" by Tiger Stripes, "Earth Rain Rhythm Machine" by Scott Wozniak, "Chant Of The Kariboo (MF dub)" by DJ Technic, "I Can't Imagine" by Dennis Ferrer with Selan, "The Way You Love Me (Dim's TSOP version)" by Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz, and "U (Blvd East main rmx)" by Fuzion with Wallace Gary. CD 2 features 3 Blaze remixes of the track "The Rising Sun", by Studio Apartment. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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VariousNYC Salsa 2 – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
A heavy-hitting batch of salsa from the legendary Fania Records catalog – and a collection that's almost more on fire than the first volume in the series! As before, the tracks here showcase the best sounds of New York's glory days for Latin music – that point in the 70s when the scene was exploding anew with a fresh sense of power and pride – and really hitting the best elements of the groove that was starting to be known as salsa! The package digs a bit deeper than before, and features some great lesser-known gems – and like other titles from the revived Fania, the packaging and presentation is superb. Titles include "El Remolon" by Cabrerita, "Timbalero Mayor" by Menique, "Payaso" by La Muralla, "Resignacion" by Gilberto Cruz, "Don Anastacio" by Javier Vazquez, "Arenque" by Alfredo Vargas, "Nosotros" by Monguito Santamaria, "Catano" by Justo Betancourt, "La Fiera" by Kako & Azuquita, and "Dejame En Paz" by Johnny Colon. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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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 ... $4.99
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 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 8 x 7" (reissue)... $49.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 8 X 7" box set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex Machines and more! Soul Fire's run of funk 45s in the 90s are pivotal to the resurgence of funk music as a vital force, and stands to this day as some of the most vital of the era – for both the progressive, contemporary funk recordings and for their revival of legends like the above mentioned Lee Fields. This box includes Soul Fire landmarks and overlooked tunes alike – and includes "I'm The Man" by Lee Fields & The Explorers, "Chum's Pimpage" by Bronx River Parkway, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, "Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Don't Think. . .Do" by Bama & The Family, "Funky Crawl" and "Rap It Together" by Detroit Sex Machines, "Soul Dynamite" by Lee Fields & The Explorers and more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes in a nice, silkscreened box, too!)

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VariousSunset & Sunrise – Rare Gems From Bulgarian Vaults ... CD
Cosmic Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
The Cosmic Sounds label continues its rich exploration of the untapped Eastern European jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – finally set free in these post-Iron Curtain years, showing a wealth of wonderful music that's finally getting out to our western ears! This beautiful set focuses on Bulgarian recordings of the late 60s and early 70s – and like other volumes in the series, it's got a groove oriented approach that runs through a number of styles – from hardbop to soul jazz, funky fusion, and beyond! Titles include "Samba" by Jazz Quartet, "Sombrero" by Focus 65, "Sunday Afternoon Walk" by Jazz Quartet From The State, "For Goodby" by FSB, "Sunset Sunrise" by Simeon Shterev Quartet, and "A Trip" by Yordan Kapitanov. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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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
Also available Speak Like A Child ... CD 4.99

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

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

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

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Sun RaOuter Spaceways Incorporated ... LP
ORG, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Early September, 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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Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Around September 29, 2014
One of the rarest Gil Scott-Heron albums! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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

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New Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk ... LP
Buddah, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Safe As Milk (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Safe As Milk (mono version – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99
Safe As Milk (mono version) ... CD 11.99

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

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Alasdair RobertsAmber Gatherers ... LP
Drag City, 2007. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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Lalo Schifrin & Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Cal TjaderCal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy 60s session from vibist Cal Tjader – and an excellent little Latin set, with a mixture of bossa nova and Latin jazz that goes way beyond the promise of the title! The great Clare Fischer arranged the set – and if you know his work with Cal, you know that he's got a wonderful approach to jazz that works perfectly with Tjader's unique phrasing – a spacious sensibility, and a great sense of timing – one that always ensures the tunes sparkle with a sweetly stepping groove. Fischer plays piano on the record – and other players include Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Paul Horn on reeds, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Milt Holland on percussion. Titles include "Choro E Batuque", "Nao Diga Nada", "Elizete", "Imagen", "Vai Querer", and "Que Tristeza". CD
(This earlier Verve version is now out of print.)

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

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

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

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

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

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New David BowieLow (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Ryko, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Thin White Duke turns to the east – and gets a whole new sound with help from Brian Eno! The album is an amazing departure from some of David Bowie's previous work – a set that's sparer, more spacious, and which is often instrumental – quite a statement, given Bowie's reputation as a songwriter at the time! It's almost like Bowie's shaking off all the confused stardom of the previous parts of the 70s – and is stepping forward as a new being from a new space – cleaner, leaner, and simpler than before – but hardly evacuated of soul at all, certainly not as much as you might guess from the Man Who Fell To Earth image on the cover. Titles include "Speed Of Life", "Be My Wife", "A New Career In A New Town", "Warsawza", "Art Decade", "Weeping Wall", and "Sound & Vision". Features great bonus tracks – "Some Are", "Sound & Vision (rmx)", and "All Saints". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Low ... CD 2.99

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New Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrownout Presents – Brown Sabbath ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky riff on some of the mightiest slabs in the Black Sabbath oeuvre – done up masterfully by Adrian Quesada and the Brownout collective! Where the Sabbath originals are all lumbering menace and sludgy rhythms, Brownout brings in Latin funk percussion, tripped out keyboard textures and some really great horn arrangements. They move raw slabs like "Iron Man" into surprising, instrumental percussion realms we'd never imagine them, and it's pretty amazing! "The Wizard" and "NIB" feature vocals by Alex Marrero, "Hand Of Doom" features Alex Maas", and "Planet Caravan" has vocals by David Jimenez – and other tracks include "Iron Man", "Black Sabbath" and "Into The Void". CD
Also available Brownout Presents – Brown Sabbath (with download) ... LP 14.99

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

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

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

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New Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... CD
Collectables, 1950/1951/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". CD

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New Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... 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". CD

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New Seu JorgeCru ... CD
Naive/ST2 (France), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest living artists working in modern music – and has a sound, sense, and charm that will knock down barriers and boundaries all over the world! Unlike previous efforts, this album's incredibly spare – done in a style that often just features Jorge's vocals next to acoustic guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and a bit of light keys. But that doesn't mean that the record's a sleeper – because it's got an incredibly full sound – an energy and excitement that pulses from the very first note, and which is carried off almost entirely by Seu Jorge himself! Even on the sparer, mellower tunes, the vocals have a power that's simply tremendous – transcendent of language, and reaching out in this really magical way. Titles include the sublime groover "Tive Razao", plus "Chatterton", "Mania De Peitao", "So Gonca", "Bem Querer", "Bola De Meia", and "Fiore De La Citta". CD

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

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New Le PamplemousseLe Spank/Monkey See Monkey Do ... 12-inch
AVI, 1977. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Le Spank" is probably the most successful track ever by this Rinder/Lewis side project – and for good reason, too! The cut's got a cool moogy groove that pops across the top nicely, a bit sparer than the rest of its disco contemporaries, and with a catchiness that's undeniable! This 12" version is over 10 minutes long, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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New Markko Polo AdventurersOrienta ... LP
RCA, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost lounge gem from the RCA catalog – with a dreamy exotica feel that's right up there with the best of the bachelor pad era! Gerald Fried arranged and conducted this ersatz studio group, and his overall approach has lots of sweeping woodwinds and percussion, similar to the great Les Baxter work on Capitol during the same time. The tracks have a pronounced Eastern feel – as you'd guess by titles like "Yokahama Ferryboat", "Rain In Rangoon", "Madam Sloe Gin's", "Night Of The Tiger", and "Nagasaki". Great "Eastern" cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Living Stereo pressing!)

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New Jack MarshallSoundsville – Swinging Sketches By Jack Marshall & His Music ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great arranger in one of his grooviest settings – a very jazzy album that features trombone from Milt Bernhart and Bob Enevoldsen, guitar from Barney Kessel, percussion from Larry Bunker, drums from Shelly Manne, and trumpe from Don Fagerquist! Marshall leads and whistles – in a cool jazzy style – and tracks include "Whistlin' Blues", "Should I", and "Hot Sombrero". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful stereo pressing!)

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New Ennio MorriconeRene La Canne/122 Rue De Provence ... CD
Music Box (France), 1977/1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of great Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the late 70s – both done for French films, with that different quality he would often bring to his non-Italian work of the time! Rene La Canne has some great light moments that come as a real surprise – playful melodies that pop out here and there alongside some of the moodier, sparer sounds that we usually expect from Morricone. Part of the tracks are in a period mood, suiting the story – but others have a bouncing whimsical feel, one that's quite different from Morricone's usual bag. The best tracks have these weird sounds – made in a way that's partly electric, but in a way that's magically puzzling to our ears! Titles include "Rene La Canne", "La Poupee", "Les Paris Stupides", "Le Jour De Gloire", "Madame Krista", and "Passeport Pour Le Plaisir". 122 Rue De Provence is the real charmer here, though – a sublime score that shows off some of Morricone's classical elements, but in ways that really come through with a great deal of warmth – that personal, evocative approach to music that makes his soundtrack scoring way different than serious music – and which also makes this soundtrack a real standout in his late 70s work! The strings are incredible – spare, but hypnotic – and isolated instrumentation on woodwinds or piano rings out in rhythmic melodies that twist and turn, repeat and dissolve – really creating as magical feel as the music moves on. Titles include "One Two Two", "Encore Loin", "Premiere Experience", "Au Deauville", and "Melodie Populaire". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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New MozartSymphony No 40 In G Minor/Symphony No 41 In C Major Jupiter – Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra ... LP
Angel, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name. Vinyl has one short click.)

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New Phyllis NelsonI Like You ... LP
Carrere/CBS, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprising club hit in the mid 80s – with the intensity and force of the disco years, but a sound that was a lot more contemporary at the time. The album kicks off with the hit single "I Like You", and other tracks include "Chemical Reaction", "It's Tonight", "Face The Music", "Reachin", "Then Came You", and "Move Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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

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

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New Sun RaLost Reel Collection Vol 3 – Shadows Took Shape ... CD
Transparency, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an obscure little live set from Sun Ra – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the amount of live material he's got out there! The performance was found on a reel simply titled "Spacemaster Concert", and recorded at an undetermined date in the early 70s – and it's easily one of the starkest, most challenging recordings so far in the Lost Reel series! There's a fair bit of electric keyboards on the set – often played with some noisier tones, and offset with vocals by June Tyson, and instrumentation by John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Kwami Hadi. Many numbers are less orchestral than sparer small combo performances – and titles include "Outer Space/Untitled Improvisation", "Exotic Forest", "Shadow World", "Strange Worlds/Untitled Improvisation", "Stardust From Tomorrow", and "Friendly Galaxy/Watusi". CD

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New SchoenbergGurrelieder – Norman/Troyanos/McCracken/Klemperer/Scown/Arnold/Ozawa/Boston Symphony/Tanglewood Festival Chorus ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1979. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Records are great – but box has a few old library stickers and some light wear.)

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New Dick Schory's New Percussion EnsembleWild Percussion & Horns A' Plenty ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic percussion and brass recording by one of the loudest conductor/arrangers in the business. Tracks include "Stumbling", "The Thunderer", "Misirlou", and "Chimed, I'm Sure" (get the joke?). LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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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 Gabor SzaboMore Sorcery ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great record that's sort of a follow-up to Gabor's excellent Sorcerer LP – and like that one, features long tracks that have a spiralling modal feel that's much more serious, much more grooving, and a lot less campish than some of his other albums of the time. The album features a two-guitar lineup that mixes rhythm and melody – perfect for the tunes on the set, like "Los Matadoros", "Spellbinder", "Comin Back", and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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

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

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

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New VariousGet Down Boogie Sound – The Hidden Sound Of Black America ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 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 VariousPeru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... LP
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New VariousRewind! 4 – Original Classics Revisited, Rerecorded & Rewound ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – and we've got no problem saying that we really love this latest installment of Rewind! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on older tunes, redone by current artists of the global groove underground – served up in a variety of styles that extrapolate the originals nicely. The difference here, though, is that the overall sound is massively funky – harder hitting than even the excellent previous volumes, and in a mode that goes way past the gimmick of a "covers only" album. Tracks include 5 exclusives to the set, plus a few that have been hard to track down in any form – and titles include "Evil Vibrations" by Rebirth, "Word Up" by Willis, "This Land Is Our Land" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, "Funky Nassau" by Orgone, "Just Like A Baby" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Star Of A Story" by Yam Who, "River Man" by Shawn Lee, "I Love You" by As One, "The Look Of Love" by Platinum Pied Pipers, and "7 Nation Army" by Nostalgia 77. CD

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

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New VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Ashford & SimpsonIt Seems To Hang On (edit)/Too Bad ... 7-inch
Warner, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Wanrer sleeve, with a split seam.)

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New Boogie Down ProductionsJack Of Spades (BDP movie mix, extended rmx, inst)/Necessary/I'm Still #1 (extended rmx, single edit, Numero Uno Rerecording) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
"I'm Still #1" Numero Uno Re-recording features all new lyrics, this time naming who "ain't down with BDP." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Tino ContrerasEl Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from Mexican drummer Tino Contreras – a cat who works in a very unique blend of jazz and Latin styles! The tunes here go way way past the obvious – and do start out with a bit of New York and Cuban energy, yet quickly take off into wonderfully unusual territory that's all Tino's own – hints of exotica in the instrumentation, unusual inflections in the arrangements, and complicated drum parts that go way past just Latin dancefloor modes! The blend is amazing – unlike any other localized Latin styles of the 60s, and very much in the jazz mode promised in the title – yet also so heavenly and haunting, it also goes way past standard jazz too. With a collection like this, Contreras may finally get the credit due him as a unique musical visionary – an artist we might well rank up there with Mulatu, Salah Ragab, or a rare few other cross-cultural creators! Titles include "Ravi Shankar", "Orbita", "Santo", "La Malaguena", "Orfeo En Los Tambores", "Kyrie", "Visnu", "Jazz En El Cairo", and "Credo". CD
(Scotch tape on booklet cover.)

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New Ernie K DoeBest Of Ernie K Doe ... CD
Mardi Gras, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rerecordings of his hits from 1993. CD

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New Roberto FerrerCumbias A Go Go ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great early cumbia work – with a bit of the go go twist promised n the title! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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