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VariousSoul Togetherness 2013 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $11.99
Soaring contemporary grooves – and a great installment in this excellent series of modern soul! This time around, the tracks are even more modern than before – almost all numbers from recent recordings, but pulled together in a way that really highlights some gems that we would have missed otherwise – including a few key cuts that haven't been in strong circulation otherwise! Think of the groove as Neo Soul for the dancefloor – with great vocals and lots of warm rhythms – and dig the track selection that includes "Gimme Dat" by Kenya Henry, "Can We Talk About It" by Vesta, "Into My Life" by Raffia, "Bein In Love With You" by Sheree Brown, "The Party After (Reel People rmx)" by Muzart, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Classic Lady" by Personal Life, "Runnin Around" by The Chi-Lites, "Sweet Heaven (12 Shades summer shuffle)" by Tom Glide with Timmy Thomas, "I Still Have You (Soulpersona rmx)" by Charlie Wilson, and "Something" by 76 Degrees West Band with Raheem DeVaughn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP jacket has a creased corner.)

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New VariousSoul Togetherness 2014 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Wonderful work from the Soul Togetherness team – a collection that links together their love of vintage soul with the warmer sounds of the contemporary underground! This time around, most cuts are relatively recent, but often have a feel that takes us back to the modern soul years of the late 70s – or some of the mellow-stepping modes from a few years before – and our collective hats are off to the Soul Togetherness folks for doing such a good job of rooting out cuts like this – as the set includes a fair bit of gems that we might have missed otherwise! Plenty of real soul going on here – the kind of work you might think they don't make anymore – and titles include "Better Than This (Soul Talk rmx)" by Paul Johnson, "No Worries" by Noel Gourdin, "So Be It (Soul Talk rmx)" by Lisa Stansfield, "Furture Teller" by Joe, "Harriet Jones (Cool Million rmx)" by Eric Benet, "Listen (Drizabone rmx)" by Soulutions, "I Can't Let This Good Thing Get Away" by Linda Clifford, "Superstar (Reel People voc mix)" by The Company, and "Get My Life Back (Galactic Soul mix)" by Tyrone Lee. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Togetherness 2014 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD 16.99

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New VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap (3LPs – with CD and 11 bonus instrumentals) ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 3LP & CD ... Out Of Stock
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team! The 3LP version is beautifully packaged in a box modeled after old studio reel-to-reels – with one LP featuring 11 instrumental bonus tracks exclusive to the vinyl – and includes the 14 track CD for good measure! Titles include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. Instrumentals for the vinyl include "Breakout Beats" and more by Tap Orchestra, "Rub A Dub Dub" by Fabulous 3 MCs, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition boxset – in an amazing package!)

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New VariousSugar & Spice – 14 Studio One Rocksteady Sure Shots ... LP
Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong influence from American soul and R&B, especially on the vocals – mixed with more of the slow-loping grooves that would later explode to global prominence in the 70s. The production style is great – very spare and laidback – almost at the same level as American soul indie labels of the time, which makes for an especially great focus on the vocals, especially on the collection's good number of harmony tracks. Titles include "Soulful Music" by The Invadors, "Sugar & Spice" by The Viceroys, "Happy Organ" by Soul Vendors, "I Make A Woman" by The Kingstonians, "Mama Didn't Know" by The Termites, "You're Gonna Lose" by The Octaves, "Reel Up" by Bumps Orkley, and "Reel Up" by The Wigglers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, and a great pressing with liner notes in English and Japanese!)
Also available Sugar & Spice – 14 Studio One Rocksteady Sure Shots ... CD 19.99
 
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New Joe HarriottFree Form (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Jazzland/Doxy (Germany), 1961. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $26.99
Essential! This is the landmark album that forever put saxophonist Joe Harriott on the map, and it's a brilliant batch of tracks that prove that Harriott was advancing the jazz avant garde in England as much as players like Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor were advancing it in America. Despite the "free form" of the title, the tracks are more "new thing" – somewhat structured, with a rhythmic approach that's still a little straight, but solos that go nice and outside. Joe's overall conception is a beautiful mix of angular thinking with freely expressed soulful emotion – and the record's one that ranks up there with the 10 most groundbreaking of the 60s! The group's about as fantastic as you could ever expect from England at the time – with Shake Keane on trumpet, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Phil Seamen on drums – and titles include "Formation", "Coda", "Abstract", "Straight Lines", and "Impression". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)

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Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion – a pair who sometimes hit rhythmic impulses at the best moments, but also often stretch out and do their thing in a relatively free way too. Titles include "Judgement", "Hope", "Expectation", and "Vision". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-breaking, freely-creative approach to jazz that builds strongly off the changes already wrought by Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp! The format is somewhat like the Art Ensemble Of Chicago at times – with measured horn work from Mitchell on alto, clarinet, and recorder, Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lester Lashley on trombone (as well as a bit of cello). Some tracks – like the brilliant "Sound" – offer a slow-building exploration of tones and textures – while others, like the blues-joke "Little Suite", or the harmelodic "Ornette", show a wry sense of humor that would become a Chicago avant hallmark as the years went on! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Solidarity Unit, IncRed, Black & Green (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Charles Shaw/Eremite, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark work from the St Louis scene – a pivotal album by Solidarity Unit – an offshoot of that city's groundbreaking Black Artists Group! The style here is very much in the mode of AACM work coming out of Chicago at the time – freely creative, and very exploratory – although often presented here with a sense of tightness and power that's even more impressive. Charles Bobo Shaw is the key musical vision here – having wrote, arranged, and produced the record – a bold vehicle for his own creative work on percussion, alongside other players who include Oliver Lake on flute and alto, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Danny Trice on congas, Richard Martin on guitar, and Baikida Yaseen (Carroll?) on trumpet. Tracks are all long, and quite free – and titles include "Beyond The New Horizon", "Floreo", and "Something To Play On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 600 copies – done with very heavy, high quality vinyl, in a very heavy cover!)

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New VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, meaner, harder-hitting groove. And although the LP was the growing format during these days, there was actually a heck of a lot of great work issued on 45s – still spinning strong with the jukebox crowds in the clubs and tap rooms, and still getting major play on radio stations, where the single was still king. The set features many 45 mixes of funky classics that you might know from LPs – and intersperses them with some other more obscure numbers pulled from full albums – making for an all-solid, all-funky set of tracks from one of the hippest jazz labels ever! Titles include "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant, "Don't Knock My Love" by Idris Muhammad, "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons, "Express Yourself" by Idris Muhammad, "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" by Melvin Sparks, "Sing A Simple Song" by Charles Earland, "Son Of Man" by Houston Person, "Listen Here (part 1)" by Freddie McCoy, "Black Talk (part 1)" by Charles Earland, "Message From The Meters" by Leon Spencer, "Reelin With The Feeling" by Charles Kynard, "I Want You Back" by Harold Mabern, and "Thank You (part 1)" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Suzanne Ciani/CloneLogo Presentation Reels 1985/Octabred ... LP
Disposable (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool sound library work – in a wicked split LP from Finders Keepers! Suzanne Ciani steps out on side one – offering up a huge host of short instrumentals that are all designed to back the presentation of new corporate logos in the mid 80s – tracks that are often heavy on keyboards and synth, some with a dark ominous quality – some with a triumphantly proud feel! The side features work done for Time, AT&T, ABC, Mercury, and Atari – plus other more unusual bits too. Clone are on the flipside – offering up a well-matched batch of electric numbers that continue the moody feel of the first side – 80s keyboard and electronics that are often used in a spare, trippingly rhythmic way that might well be some lost horror soundtrack, interspersed with some more Kraftwerk-like bits too. Titles include "Harpbirds 2", "Octabred At The End", "Instrumental", "Becomes A Loner", "Tape 38", and "Clone Meets Octabred". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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