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New Bad CompanyBurnin' Sky ... LP
Swan Song, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
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New Jackson BrowneLate For The Sky ... LP
Asylum, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing approach to fusion that rivals the best fusion combos of both the California and Brazilian scenes at the time. There's a few nice moments that really belie their more southern roots – and recall the choppy fusion of Airto, or the vocal scatting of Flora – but the set's also got a sunny west coast finish, thanks to some wonderful production from Wayne Henderson – who kicks things up in a way that the group hardly matched on later albums! Guest stars include Raul De Souza and Roberto Da Silva – and titles include the funk classic "Coastin", plus "Guanacaste", "Out Of The Blue", "El Juguete", and "Synesthesia". Nest is Sky Islands – a set that's recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD

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Captain SkyMoon Child/Fearless (In The Pocket) ... 7-inch
AVI, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great little groove from Captain Sky – a cut that steps along nicely with a sweet disco glide! There's some bubbling moogy bits underneath the vocals – and the Captain himself comes across like a smooth soul singer throughout – quite possibly the best side of his talents on wax! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Martha CarsonJourney To The Sky ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small RCA "meet the girls" sticker.)

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Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's presence on the Chicago scene of the 60s – not a Dunwich quality entirely, but not far off either! That edge makes the psych moments really sparkle nicely – with a more sinister feel than anyone might have guessed from the group on their initial outing. A few moments echo Brit invasion modes – but with a trippier style that's a bit like Chad & Jeremy on Columbia – and titles include "Cobblestone Road", "The Sailing Ship", "A Carol For Lorelei", "Sunshine Psalm", "Mr Unreliable", and "In The Cafe". CD features the mono mix of the album on CD for the first time ever – plus bonus mono singles, and non-LP tracks "Young Birds Fly" and "The Warm". CD

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DeRoberts & The Half Truths/Sky HiJoy/Smoothie Pie ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $7.99
A really joyful number from DeRoberts & The Half Truths – just the sort of great groove that has the combo effortlessly mixing up southern soul and deep funk – in that mode they do so well! Nothing's too smooth on "Smoothie Pie" – especially the drums, which kick in nicely with a little break at the start – then lead into this loping keyboard/horn part that almost brings in an Archie Bell feel! But it's the vocals we like the most – subtle and soulful, and a lot warmer than the usual funky single – almost feeling like some great lost early 70s Free Soul album track amidst the sweet keyboard lines! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Heredia & CoEso Es El Amor/Gipsy Sky ... 12-inch
Barclay (France), 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Elmore JamesSky Is Crying – Charly Blues Masterworks Volume 12 ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), 1959/1960/1961. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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David Joel QuartetSpiral Sky ... CD
David Joel, 2007. Used ... $0.99
CD

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Elton JohnEmpty Sky ... LP
DJM (UK), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing in the textured cover.)

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Elton JohnEmpty Sky (MCA) ... LP
MCA, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Sky LarkinGolden Spike ... LP
Wichita, 2009. Sealed Gatefold ... $13.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole and sticker on front.)

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Lisa Lisa & Cult JamStraight To The Sky ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used ... $0.99
CD

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Michael MurpheyBlue Sky Night Thunder ... LP
Epic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Graham NashEarth & Sky ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark O'Leary & Gunter MullerSky Shifter ... CD
Creative Sources (Portugal), 2007. Used ... $8.99
CD

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OregonRoots In The Sky ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with a peeled mark from sticker removal in one corner.)

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Lee PerryBorn In The Sky ... CD
Motion (UK), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Insane! It seems the bounty of Lee Perry produced tracks never ends! Motion records have unearthed a boatload of rare singles, unreleased tracks and hot alternate versions from one of Perry's most prolific periods, the early 1970s. As you might imagine, these are jaunty funky organ and piano jams, a few with some early dub style effects that just begin to hint at Perry's unique vision. 22 burning numbers: Roland Alphonso & The Upsetters "Roll On", Gladdy, Val & The Upsetters "Prove It Version (take 1)", Cynty & The Monkees "Lady Lady" in it's original version and an alternate take exclusive to the CD, Lee Perry & Upsetters "Enter the Dragon (alternate)", Prince Jazzbo "Good Things", Jimmy Riley "I Man Stand Still", The Versatiles "Ungrateful Set", Susan Cadogan "Do It Baby", Dread Locks Faye "Back Wey", Stranger & Gladdy "Conqueror", The Silvertones "Bring It On Home" and "Feel All Right (rehearsal)", Lee Perry "Bury the Razor" and The Ethiopians "Life is a Funny Thing" and "Prophecy", plus a bunch of Upsetters tracks: "Goosey Version (take 2)", "All Combine 1 & 2", "Sign of the Times (take 7)", "Ungrateful Skank", "Faye Dread Locks" and "Cheat Weston Head". Plus, there's extensive notes in the 20 page booklet by Scratch's biographer, Dave Katz. CD
(Out of print.)

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Flip PhillipsMelody From The Sky ... LP
Doctor Jazz, Mid 40s. Sealed ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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ReneeReaching For The Sky ... LP
Aloi (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... $24.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Maria SchneiderSky Blue ... CD
Artist Share, 2007. Used ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print. Digipack has a small rip at the top corner of the spine.)

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Patrick SkyReality Is Bad Enough ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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SkySailor's Delight ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $16.99
Pre-The Knack work from a young Doug Fieger! LP, Vinyl record album

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SkySky ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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SmogSewn To The Sky ... LP
Disaster, 1990. Very Good+ ... $24.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of Connors' soulful years of the mid 70s, fused into a jazzier vibe overall – played to perfection, yet without any commercial touches at all – a really amazing thing for a major label album of the time! We've loved this record for years, and easily rank it right up there with the most sophisticated grooves of the time – like the best from Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, with some echoes of James Mason's wonderful album too. One cut has lead vocals from Joe Saulter – and other players include Lyle and Peters on keyboards, Wah Wah Watson and Paul Jackson on guitars, Don Myrick on saxes, and Louis Satterfield and George Bohannon on trombones. The whole thing's perfect – and titles include "You're A Star", "The Genie", "All Those Things", "Serious Business", and "New York New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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TemptationsSky's The Limit ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". CD
Also available Sky's The Limit ... LP 4.99

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New TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good ... $4.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name sticker.)
Also available Sky's The Limit ... CD 13.99

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Thunderfunk SymphonySky Blue/Hard Times ... 7-inch
Innovation 2, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An obscure one from this Chicago group – not nearly as thundering as their name might imply, but still pretty decent overall. "Hard Times" is kind of a rock funk number, with some weirdly flanged guitars that pep things up a bit – but the best cut is "Sky Blue", a good midtempo club number, with kind of a rolling east coast pre-disco groove, and some nice funky flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ruby TurnerWomen Hold Up Half Of The Sky ... LP
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads and more midtempo R&B. It's a mix of synthy and smooth soul, and it holds up very well! Titles include "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" with Jonathan Butler, "In My Life (It's Better To Be In Love)", "Hurting Inside", "He's Mine", "Still On My Mind", "Only Women Bleed" (yep, a soul take on the Alice Cooper hit!), "Hurting Inside" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and tape on the spine.)

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New U2Live Under A Blood Red Sky ... LP
Island, 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Goro YamaguchiBell Ringing In The Empty Sky – Japanese Shakuhachi Music ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alan Parsons ProjectEye In The Sky ... LP
Arista, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Captain SkyAdventures Of Captain Sky ... LP
AVI, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Captain Sky was pretty much just a proto-P-Funk wannabe on most of his records, this one's actually a pretty decent batch of grooves – and it includes the excellent "Super Sporm", a killer extended track with a great conga break, and a tight old school sample sound! Also features "Saturday Night Move-Ease", 'Dr Rock", "Wonder Worm" and "Can't Stop Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have some marker.)

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New Philip Catherine/Hein Van De Geyn/Aldo RomanoSeptember Sky ... CD
September (Holland), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Miles DavisMiles In The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Miles Davis makes the electric transition – in this groundbreaking set from the late 60s! The classic mid 60s quintet is still in place here – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – but the sound is looser, freer, and more spacious – often echoing some of the rhythmic concerns that would dominate Miles' music in a few more years, but without as much of a bombastic sound. Williams' drums are amazing – fierce one minute, then fading the next – and Herbie Hancock's use of both electric and acoustic piano really points at his own directions in coming years. George Benson plays one one track – "Paraphernalia" – introducing electric guitar to the Miles Davis sound – and other long tracks on the set include "Stuff", "Black Comedy", and "Country Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Earth Wind & FireLast Days & Time/Head To The Sky ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two classics from Earth Wind & Fire – back to back on one CD! Last Days & Time is Earth Wind & Fire's first album for Columbia Records – the start of a really legendary run during the 70s! The sound here is a bit tighter than their first two for Warner Brothers – a groove that has funk and soul taking a bit more precedence over the jazz of their roots – but all in a blend that's completely fresh and unique, and which takes all the righteous energy of the past, and focuses it here even more strongly! And while the groovers are great, there's also a few sweet numbers that are almost even better – some slightly mellow tracks that don't hit that commercial ballad sound of the group's later years – and which almost have an earthy, organic feel overall. The whole thing's tremendous – truly essential work by the group at their best – and titles include "I'd Rather Have You", "They Don't See", "Make It With You", "Remember The Children", "Mom", "Power", and "Time Is On Your Side". Head To The Sky is a tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set of influences that includes African percussion and Brazilian jazz – then blending the whole thing effortlessly into a cosmic sound that's simply breathless! "Keep Your Head To The Sky" is a song of pride that became an instant underground classic; "Zanzibar" is an incredible reworking of Edu Lobo's famous composition, turning the Brazilian baroque track into a spacey groover that soars on for 13 minutes; and "Evil" is a great tune that features the electrified Kalimba that became the band's sonic and legal trademark over the years! Other titles include "The World's A Masquerade", "Clover", and "Build Your Nest". CD

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New Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time (picture disc) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Capitol, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Limited picture disc version – with the much-discussed, uncensored photos on the front and back of the record! Titles include "Boys", "Ain't Your Right", "24 Hours", "You're Not The One", "Nobody Asked Me (If I’m OK)", "Heavy Metal Heart", "Kristine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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New Norman GreenbaumSpirit In The Sky – The Best Of Norman Greenbaum ... CD
Varese, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Jimi HendrixKiss The Sky ... CD
Reprise, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG music club pressing, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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New Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... LP
CTI, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron Carter & Billy Cobham provide a tight but elastic rhythmic underpinning – a great foil for solos by players who include Keith Jarrett on electric piano, George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, and Freddie himself on trumpet. Airto & Ray Barretto are on percussion, with some nice percolating accents to the grooves – and titles include the classic "Povo", an oft-sampled monster – plus "In A Mist", "The Godfather", and "Sky Dive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New KyussWelcome To Sky Valley ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen LoveRed Sky ... CD
Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2013. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Lawrence OkrentChicago From The Sky – A Region Transformed (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago's Books, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We love our life in the Windy City – and spend most of our free time traversing Chicago's wide streets and many neighborhoods – but we've never got to see the city like this, with a range of oversized views from the air – including a fair bit of historical images as well! The book attempts to show the changing landscape of Chicago – by offering up similar aerial shots of the city, shot at different points in its history – so that you can see the lakefront change, the buildings grow, and the vibrant population find a way to increasingly improve its home. We've seen so much change in Chicago, we sometimes forget how things were – even just a decade ago – and the book is a great reminder of the way things used to be, while also documenting the present with beautiful images too. 247 pages, hardcover, and full color. Book

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New PassportSky Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic grooving from Klaus Doldinger and his Passport group – stretched out fusion with just the right mixture of jamming energy and spacey soul! The sound here still has some nice rough edges – not as polished as later Passport work – an almost proggish influence on the keyboards at times, but a bit tighter at other moments. The core of the album is long snakey reed work from Klaus on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – plus keyboards played by himself and Hendrik Schaper. Tracks are somewhat spacey, but sometimes funky too – and titles include "Mandrake", "Sky Blue", "Ataraxia", "Loco Motive", "The Secret", and "Louisiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of Connors' soulful years of the mid 70s, fused into a jazzier vibe overall – played to perfection, yet without any commercial touches at all – a really amazing thing for a major label album of the time! We've loved this record for years, and easily rank it right up there with the most sophisticated grooves of the time – like the best from Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, with some echoes of James Mason's wonderful album too. One cut has lead vocals from Joe Saulter – and other players include Lyle and Peters on keyboards, Wah Wah Watson and Paul Jackson on guitars, Don Myrick on saxes, and Louis Satterfield and George Bohannon on trombones. The whole thing's perfect – and titles include "You're A Star", "The Genie", "All Those Things", "Serious Business", and "New York New York". CD
Also available Celestial Sky ... LP 24.99

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New Uncle LouieFull-Tilt Boogie/Sky High ... 12-inch
TK, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a TK sleeve.)

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New CalderaSky Islands ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and an unglued top seam.)

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New Cene Resnik Quartet LiveFrom The Sky ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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New Norman GreenbaumSpirit In The Sky (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Reprise/Varese, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Norman Greenbaum's biggest album ever – with his classic "Spirit In The Sky" very firmly in the lead – amidst other cuts that include "Alice Bodine", "Marcy", "Milk Cow", "Tars Of India", "The Power", and "Junior Cadillac". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Criminal Element OrchestraPut The Needle To The Record Again (needle voc, Sky King needle dub, electro beats, Sky King radio) ... 12-inch
Criminal, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
A late 80s Arthur Baker production, and a sort of a side bar in the cut and paste scene that was going on in and around NYC at the time. Not as essential as some other early cut'n'paste pieces, but still a nice break mix with that early Arthur Baker feel, and some nice editing courtesy Gail Sky King. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Bob DylanUnder The Red Sky ... CD
Columbia, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Fly (Mark Turner/Larry Grenadier/Jeff Ballard)Sky & Country ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Rodd KeithSaucers In The Sky ... CD
Roaratorio, Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A kind of twisted, but totally groovy collection of oddball pop & rock from Rodd Keith, aka Rod Rogers – the king of the song poem – a collection of mostly small combo singles recorded between 1963 & 1974! On top of being the go to guy for folks to have someone turn their often terrible poetry and lyrics into real life records, Rodd & his groups recorded all kinds of organ steeped, totally catchy tunes with far out hallucinogenic lyrics. The singing ranges from pop combo harmonies to loungey crooning, and the Rodd's work on organ & piano rolls with a little bit of blue eyed funk to more of an austere pop & rock groove – and the songs are just weird enough to still work as glorious pop tunes. Really cool stuff from an ultimately tragic character, who left far too few recordings with his personal brand of strangeness! Includes tunes credited to Rodd Keith, Rodd Keith & The Raindrops, Rod Rogers & The Singing Strings and other combos. 26 tracks including "Lettuce & Lace", "You Only Wnat To Hurt Me", "Saucers In The Sky", "My Living Doll", "Don't Be A Dope", "Magic In Her Eyes", "Merry Go Down", "Ravens", "Next Time", "Ship For Home" and much more. CD

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New Wayne RikerPenumbral Sky ... CD
Fretfull, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New RotomagusSky Turns Red – The Complete Anthology ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Rare rock from Rotomagus – a heavy group from France – the complete discography of the group, and a completely fresh discovery to us! The sound is loose, ragged and raw on the unreleased album demo that's covers the first half of the anthology – which only enhances the power of it. Singer Alain Fontaine sings, screams and wails in English – fascinatingly, he is a good singer, but shrieks his head off with abandon on some killer songs here. The band is just as strong, showing command of rhythm and with strong solos as well as bashing away with intensity. In some ways, it's a late 60s-style heavy psych album, but played at breakneck speed, rugged soul and with little effort to tidy anything up. The second half is much different – featuring singles the group cut for Polydor, CBS and other labels – far less raucous and more French pop psych-indebted, and those numbers are great, too! They work as well in frenzy as they do with trippy harmonies – very impressive! Titles include "Laureline", "Little Green Man", "Fighting Cock", "Shout Now", "I Dig Life", "The Flufluting Flatmul" and more from the unreleased demo album, plus the rare singles "Le Haut Du Pave", "Nevada", "Eros", "Madame Wanda", "Laureline", "The Sky Turns Red" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sky HiReality Check EP (with download) ... 7-inch
GED Soul, 2013. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Only a four track EP, but a record that packs the same solid punch as the full album from Sky Hi – and like that one, a smoking mix of funk and soul, served up with a very old school style! The horns here are especially nice – and often have these dark turns and twists that echo some of the growing sophistication of the group's arrangements – and of the excellent vocals of Dee Adams – a male singer who really helps give the record a solid, well-grounded approach – in a way that's quite different than the usual copycat funk of other singers in groups like this. Titles include "Numero Uno", "Reality Check", "Funk Til Dawn", and "Plan B". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes code for bonus download, too!)

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New StarlitesValarie/Way Up In The Sky ... 7-inch
Lost-Nite, 1960. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Sky's The Limit ... LP 4.99
Sky's The Limit ... CD 13.99
 
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Dan HartmanRelight My Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Purpose, 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning disco classic from Dan Hartman – maybe an unlikely talent for the dancefloors, given his image on the cover – but an artist who definitely went onto shape the sound of the clubs at the end of the 70s! The album's got the Hartman groove really hitting hard, and right on the money – a tightly compressed approach to disco that really lays heavily on the hooks – in a style that's similar to where Peter Brown was going at the time, with a similar compressed sensibility that gets past any of the fluff that was drowning others in the disco generation! In fact, it could well be argued that the approach here really helps focus a dancefloor sound towards the modes of the 80s – while still allowing for the fluid soul of the disco years too – a style that's summed up perfectly in the album's extended classic "Vertigo/Relight My Fire", which features famous vocals by Loleatta Holloway! Other titles are all sweet too – and include "Free Ride", "I Love Makin Music", "Just For Fun", "Love Strong", and "Hands Down". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Boogie All Summer (single)", "Relight My Fire (single)", "Hands Down (12" version)", "Hands Down (Hands Up)", "Relight My Fire (historical 1979 rmx)", and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (progressive instrumental rmx)". CD

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New Dan HartmanRelight My Fire/Vertigo/Relight My Fire ... 12-inch
Blue Sky (UK), 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Epic sleeve.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Edgar WinterAbove And Beyond (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Blue Sky, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has some pen.)

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New Family CircleFamily Circle ... LP
Sky Disc/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we'd rank with the best harmony soul of the early 70s – similar to work from bigger New Jersey groups, like The Moments or Whatnauts – but with an interesting twist too, given the mix of male and female vocals.. Nearly every track on the album is an original tune – conducted with baroque arrangements by George Andrews, and delivered with a near-perfect approach that makes this album a real treasure all the way through – not a soul record that's great because it's rare, but just a great album all the way through. Titles include "Change", "If You Really Want To Make It", "Loving You Makes The World Go Round", "I Hope You Really Love Me", "Mariya", and "La La So Lucky". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Muddy WatersHard Again ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some minor creases.)
 
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Jason AjemianFolklords ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Punk The Blues", "Material Girls", and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". CD

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Allman BrothersEat A Peach ... LP
Capricorn, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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 ring & edge wear, split top seams, some splitting on the bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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Atomic ForestObsession ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.98
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not just in the English language lyrics, but also in the way the guitars come together with stretched-out, soaring brilliance – flying eight miles high to the sky in a heady brew of freak and fuzz – and turning this approach to some surprising soundtrack numbers too! Production is perfect for the band's vibe – often spacing things out in a really cool way – with some slightly primitive modes that also remind us of the South American psych scene of a few years before. Now Again did a brilliant job with the package – bringing together a host of the group's best tracks from the mid 70s, and a bonus 20 page booklet with full notes on the group, and some very cool photos and ephemera. The whole thing even features a few unreleased numbers – and titles include "Obsession 77", "Sunshine Day", "Butterfly Version 1", "Theme From The Godfather", "Theme From The Fox", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Booboo Lullaby", "Man You're Not Number One", "Travel On", "Gesthemene", and "Foxy Lady". CD
Also available
Obsession (2LPs with bonus book) ... LP 23.99
Obsession ... CD 8.99

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Atomic ForestObsession ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not just in the English language lyrics, but also in the way the guitars come together with stretched-out, soaring brilliance – flying eight miles high to the sky in a heady brew of freak and fuzz – and turning this approach to some surprising soundtrack numbers too! Production is perfect for the band's vibe – often spacing things out in a really cool way – with some slightly primitive modes that also remind us of the South American psych scene of a few years before. Now Again did a brilliant job with the package – bringing together a host of the group's best tracks from the mid 70s, and a bonus 20 page booklet with full notes on the group, and some very cool photos and ephemera. The whole thing even features a few unreleased numbers – and titles include "Obsession 77", "Sunshine Day", "Butterfly Version 1", "Theme From The Godfather", "Theme From The Fox", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Booboo Lullaby", "Man You're Not Number One", "Travel On", "Gesthemene", and "Foxy Lady". CD
Also available
Obsession ... CD 7.99
Obsession (2LPs with bonus book) ... LP 23.99

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Atomic ForestObsession (2LPs with bonus book) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not just in the English language lyrics, but also in the way the guitars come together with stretched-out, soaring brilliance – flying eight miles high to the sky in a heady brew of freak and fuzz – and turning this approach to some surprising soundtrack numbers too! Production is perfect for the band's vibe – often spacing things out in a really cool way – with some slightly primitive modes that also remind us of the South American psych scene of a few years before. Now Again did a brilliant job with the package – bringing together a host of the group's best tracks from the mid 70s, and a bonus 20 page booklet with full notes on the group, and some very cool photos and ephemera. The whole thing even features a few unreleased numbers – and titles include "Obsession 77", "Sunshine Day", "Butterfly Version 1", "Theme From The Godfather", "Theme From The Fox", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Booboo Lullaby", "Man You're Not Number One", "Travel On", "Gesthemene", and "Foxy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Obsession ... CD 7.99
Obsession ... CD 8.99

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George BensonGeorge Benson In Concert – Carnegie Hall ... LP
CTI, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Sweet CTI grooving from George Benson – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of electric jazzy bits that's very nice! Ronnie Foster lays down some great keyboards on the set, Hubert Laws is on flute, and George himself plays a hollow body with a nice soulful tone – stretching out on some straight jazz on most cuts, but also hitting a few of his smoother notes from the mid 70s. Titles include "Sky Dive", "Take Five", "Octane", "Summertime", and "Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". CD
Also available Take It Bunny ... LP 4.99

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New Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... LP
Epic, Mid 30s/1955. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)
Also available Take It Bunny ... CD 13.99

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Tom BrowneYours Truly ... CD
GRP/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet bit of electric funky jazz from Tom Browne – a bit tighter and with more of an 80s groove than some of his earlier work, but still pretty darn nice! Tom's always great – blowing over the top in spare, but well-placed trumpet solos – and the backing on the album shifts between a number of different soulful fusion modes that are all handled pretty strongly, without the traps that other artists would fall into on a record like this. Lead vocals on some of the tracks are by Frank Floyd, Margie Barnes, or Keith John – and the album includes the sweet jazzy groover "Come For The Ride", plus "Fungi Mama/Rebopafunkadiscolypso", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Charisma", "Naima", "Lazy Bird", and "Bye Gones". CD

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Billy ButlerPlays Via Galactica ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
Wow! Funky guitarist Billy Butler runs through Galt MacDermot's score for Via Galactica, with music conducted by the funky composer himself. The sound is spacey and electronic, with drums by Bernard Purdie, bass by Wilbur Bascomb, and piano by Galt himself. Tracks include "Hush", "Life Wins", "400 Girls Ago", and "Other Side of the Sky". Not really a breakbeat record, but with a bunch of cool spacey moments and some very nice spacey laidback sounds. We used to sell this for a lot more, but we found a bunch at a low price, so take advantage of our good luck and get this lost record at a nice new price! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! PLEASE NOTE – some of these copies have a very light warp to them, but they play fine.)

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New Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" LP, Vinyl record album

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Casino Vs JapanGo Hawaii ... CD
Wobblyhead, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Wobbly sounds from Casino Vs Japan – loads of great low fi electronics that really take us back to that key 90s moment when so many folks were rediscovering the sound of the analogue generation! The music here comes from a few years after that moment, but still shares the same love of shapes and textures that made the rediscovery so great – and if anything, the lack of immediacy allows these guys to just lay back and find their own space – often letting the tunes just take form slowly, without any overdone qualities – giving the whole thing a really personal feel that's still quite vibrant all these many years later! Almost like a post-rock version of the Sky Records sounds from the German scene of the late 70s/early 80s – with tracks that include "It's Very Sunny", "Metrobolt", "Dielectric Saints", "The Larp", "Medery", "Warm Windows", and "Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... LP
Fantasy, 1969. Very Good ... $34.99
Titles include "Down On The Corner", "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side O The Road", "Efficgy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Fantasy pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Deep JazzMeeting ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
The amazing second album from Deep Jazz – and every bit as spiritual and soulful as the first! These guys really blew us away with their debut, and we're loving them even more this time around – and can honestly say that they're one of the few contemporary combos to ever get our favorite sounds of the 70s just right – that magical music that came out on labels like Strata East and other small indies of the time – that post-Coltrane generation when musicians really stretched their skills to the heavens in search of new sounds! The arrangements, production, and execution here are wonderful – with no modern tricks or gimmicks to get in the way at all – and in addition to great warm acoustic bass from group leader Jerker Kluge, the set also features alto, tenor, flute, bass clarinet, and piano – plus some great Alice Coltrane-like harp, sweet percussion, and even female vocals on a few cuts. Titles include the great originals "No Doubt", "The Meeting", "Movement", "Mystic Sky", "Invisible", and "East & West" – plus great versions of "Little Sunflower" and "Spirits Up Above". CD

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Deltron 3030Event II – Instrumentals (with download) ... LP
Bulk, 2013. New Copy 2LPs ... $18.99
Producer/programmer Dan The Automator, eccentric prose spitter Del The Funky Homosapien and turntablist extraordinaire Kid Koala reform as Deltron 3030 at long last! The original Deltron 3030 record sounded like the future, and 13 years later, this one's a back-to-the-future blast, too! Funky sci fi hip hop by it's progenitors. The future is funky! Includes "The Return", "Pay The Price", "Nobody Can", "The Agony", "Talent Supercedes", "My Only Love", "Look Across The Sky", "What Is This Lonliness", "City Rising From The Ashes", "Do You Remember" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Earth Wind & FireFaces ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the group was capable of at the time – a flurry of well-written, nice-grooving, and still-righteous soul tracks that have the EWF sound glowing brightly at the end of the 70s – always seeming to re-ignite itself with its own bold sense of power. A few tracks get a bit mellow, and almost adult – but the best numbers here are the groovers – still done with plenty of jazz in the mix, and a sublime mix of guitar, horns, and percussion that few other groups could carry off this well! Titles include "Pride", "Let Me Talk", "Turn It Into Something Good", "Sparkle", "And The Love Goes On", "Sailaway", "Take It To The Sky", "Song In My Heart", and "Win Or Lose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $22.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker ErvinIn Between ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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EsquivelStrings Aflame ... LP
RCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Despite the "strings" in the title, this one actually swings quite well, and has a bit of an exotic gypsy flavor to it, augmented by cool spacey production that makes the strings hum with a strange other-worldly tonality. The set's filled with the usual crazy Esquivel arrangements, and includes the cuts "Turkish March", "Andalusian Sky", "Misirlou", and "Gypsy Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing! Cover has a "miracle surface" sticker in one corner, and a small old original price sticker in another.)

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Mitch FarberStarclimber ... CD
Muse, 1982. New Copy ... $4.99
An overlooked fusion set from the mighty Muse Records – an early 80s date recorded under the leadership of keyboardist Mitch Farber, and featuring work from Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gary Campbell on tenor and soprano, and Steve Khan on guitar! Given the players, there's almost a major label fusion feel to the set, although the overall sound is more open and laidback – not slick at all, and a nice reminder that in the farther corners of jazz in the early 80s, fusion didn't always have to be focused on commercial hits. Rhythm is from Mark Egan on bass, Danny Gottlieb on drums, and Sammy Figuera on percussion – and titles include "Monuments", "Sky Dance", "The Chooser", "Lonely Promises", and "Starclimber". CD also features the bonus track "Theme From Travels" – recorded in 1990. CD

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Flaming Lips/Stardeath And White DwarfsThe Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing Dark Side Of The Moon ... LP
Warner, 2010. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
That's right, The Flaming Lips, plus Stardeath And White Dwarfs, with guests Henry Rollins and Peaches – all celebrating, deflating, inflating, messing with and making love to Pink Floyd's epic rock masterpiece Dark Side Of The Moon! Titles include "Speak To Me", "Breathe", "On The Run", "Tiome", The Great Gig In The Sky", "Money", "Us And Them", "Any Colour You Like", "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing, including the bonus CD.)

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FreebornePeak Impressions ... LP
Monitor, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few straight rock records ever issued on the mostly-folk Monitor Records label – a great 60s outing from Freeborne, a group with a sound that's as tripped-out as you might expect from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on organ and guitars, both acoustic and electric, but there's also some cool percussion too – and interesting use of recorders, in a way that comes across with an ocarina-like charm! Vocals are somewhat soft, but have a dark undercurrent – and there's a really great folk-into-psyche sort of feel to the whole thing. Titles include "Images", "Land Of Diana", "But I Must Return To Frenzy", "Inside People", "Yellow Sky", "Peak Impressions & Thoughts", and "Visions Of My Own". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ruthann FriedmanComplete Constant Companion Sessions ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the only full albums ever issued by the lovely Ruthann Friedman – a talent who's known both for her seminal 60s work as a songwriter in LA, and for a slew of unreleased tracks that never saw the light of day! This album's different – and is a lasting testament to Friedman's strength as a singer/songwriter – a really under-produced late 60s Warner Brothers gem that mostly just features Ruthann's vocals and acoustic guitar – a mode that might have sounded folksy a few years before, but which takes on the pride and power of the Joni Mitchell generation in Friedman's hands – with lots of dark undercurrents and surprising jazzy inflections in both the vocals and guitar. Titles include "Topsy Turvy Moon", "Ringing Bells", "Morning Becomes You", "Peaceable Kingdom", "Danny", "No Time", and "Look Up To The Sun". CD also features 12 more tracks recorded for Warner at the time, but never issued – including sessions with help from Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks, and members of The Byrds. Some of these expand the instrumentation a bit more – but the vibe is very much the same – and titles include "World's End", "The Sky Is Moving South", "Have A Good Time", "Carry On Through", and "Chocolate Sea" – plus an early demo of her classic composition "Windy". CD

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $3.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD
Also available
What's Going On ... LP 9.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99
What's Going On ... CD 2.99

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $2.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD
(This is the older Motown Compact Classic edition from the 80s, with a slightly different cover image than the one shown here.)
Also available
What's Going On ... LP 9.99
What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99
What's Going On ... CD 3.99

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New Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... LP
Tamla, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This expanded edition includes the B-side tracks "God Is Love" and "Sad Tomorrow". CD
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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at the core, but it's also filled with loads of amazing sounds – instruments tuned weirdly, played weirdly, and produced weirdly – so that over the heavy drums, there's often lots of freaky, fuzzy bits and tripped-out sounds – in ways that make the record feel like some lost acid trip outtakes from the Westbound studios of the early 70s – or like some obscure funk band that dropped acid at Andy Warhol's loft! The packaging offers up a visual example of what your ears will be going through when you tune into the music – and titles include "Mysterious Ways", "Collateral Damage", "Black Sky", "Calabash", "Path Of The Black Sun", "Mr Owusu I Presume", "Eastern Begena", and loads of cool interlude tracks too. CD
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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at the core, but it's also filled with loads of amazing sounds – instruments tuned weirdly, played weirdly, and produced weirdly – so that over the heavy drums, there's often lots of freaky, fuzzy bits and tripped-out sounds – in ways that make the record feel like some lost acid trip outtakes from the Westbound studios of the early 70s – or like some obscure funk band that dropped acid at Andy Warhol's loft! The packaging offers up a visual example of what your ears will be going through when you tune into the music – and titles include "Mysterious Ways", "Collateral Damage", "Black Sky", "Calabash", "Path Of The Black Sun", "Mr Owusu I Presume", "Eastern Begena", and loads of cool interlude tracks too. LP, Vinyl record album
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John KlemmerAnd We Were Lovers ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An amazing record – and one that we passed up for years and years, but which is now one of our all-time favorites! The album's hard to describe accurately – or at least accurately enough to give it the credit it needs – but it was recorded during the classic days of the late Cadet Studios, with production by Richard Evans, and a swirling set of jazzy backgrounds that bring out some of the best solo work that John Klemmer ever did! One side of the record has string backing by Dick LaPalm, but that backing's not sleepy – and instead has a hip swinging soulful sound that reminds us of the best Eddie Harris work in a similar mode. Klemmer's tone is similar to Harris' at the time – a bit soul jazz, with touches of funk at times, but also far-reaching, with an ability to stretch into great modal moments. Side two of the album features a quartet with Harris' bass player Melvin Jackson, plus Jodie Christian on piano and James Slaughter on drums. Titles include "Touch Of The Moment", "Look To The Sky", "Chi Cha", "Dreams", and "Christopher's Clock". LP, Vinyl record album
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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino5000 Dollari Sull'Asso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
The first-ever western soundtrack from Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – and a real standout from the start! The music's got plenty of subtle drama, and lots of action just waiting to burst forth at every little twist and turn – a quality that's sometimes quietly explosive, sometimes more direct – and always put together with a level of care and class that goes way beyond the usual! Lavagnino's still got a few older Italian modes in his use of horns – especially on a few of the more melodic numbers – but he also shows a great sense of space in his larger scoring, creating a musical landscape to match the open sky in the images of the film. CD features 16 remastered tracks from the film – plus 7 more bonus tracks too – and titles include "Pianure", "West Can Can", "Lotta Nel Fango", "Incendio Al Ranch", "Momento Difficile", and "Dramma Nel Canyon". CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionGalaxian ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style that's similar to Rodney Franklin – and like Franklin, the occasional vocal in his work only seems to bring out the more soul-based aspects of his work. Donnie Gerrard sings on 2 tracks – "Monster Man" and "Think Back & Remember" – and other tunes include "Bright Sky", "Galaxian", "Magic Lady", and "Night Love". CD

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New Arthur LymanPuka Shells ... LP
GNP, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A later album from vibist Arthur Lyman – but still pretty darn nice too! The sound here is a bit sweeter and smoother than Lyman's work in the stark exotica years – with some added vocals on a few tracks, and a real sense of warmth in the production. But the change in approach also means that the vibes are even more highly recorded in the mix – and supported by small combo work on guitar, bass, piano, and drums. The lovely Kapiolani sings and speaks on a few tracks, giving the album a nice Island-based sound – and titles include "Mystic Island", "Legend Of The Rain", "Gingele", "Puka Shells", "Guava Tree", "Swingers Lullaby", and "Lonely Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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