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Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of soul groove – and were working with larger backings and a nice deal of extra bass! The pianist in the group is the super-dope Ken Chaney – a player who uses space as much as he uses notes – providing a cool counterpoint to the funky and jazzy riffing of the Young/Holt bass/drum combo. The album includes the landmark track "Soulful Strut" – with tinkling piano over funky backings mixed with sweetened strings – and other tracks include "Funky Is As Funky Does", "Baby Your Light Is Out", "Who's Making Love", "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy?", "Be By My Side", and "Please Sunrise". A high point in the Chicago soul scene – with backings by Willie Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby BryantSwahili Strut ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of funky stuff from LA trumpeter Bobby Bryant. The set was recorded for Cadet in LA, features tight arangements by Bryant, and a lot of nice long cuts that have a bit more of a groove than some of his other recordings (although most of them are pretty great). Tracks include "Swahili Strut", "Prayer For Peace", "Kriss Kross", and "Nite Crawlers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and remnants of a sticker.)

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New Chuck SimmonsHustler's Strut – Rare & Unreleased Lower Ninth Ward New Orleans Funk 1965-1975 ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
As the title says, the set's filled with rare funk tunes from New Orleans – all late 60s/early 70s material by Chuck Simmons, mostly issued as obscure 45s! The tunes on the set are different than the usual New Orleans funky stuff – as they've got traces of both more southern soul and Detroit bass work on them, stretching past the usual heavy clunk of the New Orleans sound to pick up influences from James Brown, P-Funk, and other northern soul acts. Includes the totally great break track "Funky Broom", plus "Hustler's Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "Don't Create Complications", "Lay It On Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin The Sissy", and "Am I Grooving You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of soul groove – and were working with larger backings and a nice deal of extra bass! The pianist in the group is the super-dope Ken Chaney – a player who uses space as much as he uses notes – providing a cool counterpoint to the funky and jazzy riffing of the Young/Holt bass/drum combo. The album includes the landmark track "Soulful Strut" – with tinkling piano over funky backings mixed with sweetened strings – and other tracks include "Funky Is As Funky Does", "Baby Your Light Is Out", "Who's Making Love", "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy?", "Be By My Side", and "Please Sunrise". A high point in the Chicago soul scene – with backings by Willie Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Soulful Strut ... LP 6.99
 
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Orlando JuliusSuper Afro Soul (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 LPs & CD ... $18.99
A landmark album of Afro Soul! Orlando Julius was one of Nigeria's biggest soul artists in the 60s – and has been credited with virtually inventing the Afro Funk sound, and for being the inspiration to some of James Brown's funkier work of the late 60s! Julius came to the US at the end of the 60s, and worked with Hugh Masekela and the Crusaders – but this is the real deal, his 1966 masterpiece, cut in Africa, and only ever issued in Nigeria. The whole album has been lovingly reissued by Strut – with the same care they took with their Tony Allen reissues – and the record's got a tasty batch of hard soulful tunes that mix African rhythms and American melodies. Includes the monster track "Going Back To My Roots" (supposedly the inspiration for "I Got You (I Feel Good)"), a great cover of "My Girl", and the cuts "Solo Hit", "Efoye So", "Jagua nana", and "Wakolele". Also features 4 bonus cuts – originally issued as singles – "Ijo Soul", "E Se Rere", "Olulofe", and "Topless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD – too!)

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Rodion GADelta Space Mission (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Rodion Rosca's electronic compositions comissioned for the 1984 Romanian sci fi animation Misiunea Spatiala Delta (Delta Space Mission) – but unused for the film and urelealead until now! Includes "Generic (Credits)", "Bau-Bau", "Printre Meteoriti/Deriva/Atractie (Among Meteorites/Drift/Attraction)", "Planeta Misterioasa/PM/Romantic (Mysterious Planet/PM/Romantic)", Studiu/Semnal/Dor (Study/Signal/Longing For Home)" and "Sestindere (Relaxation)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Easily the best work we've ever heard from the Souljazz Orchestra – a set that pushes their sound way past their Afro Funk-styled roots – into a realm of spiritual sounds that really live up to their name! The jazz component is even stronger than before – really wonderful instrumentation in both the rhythms and solo passages – at a level that's richly expressive and very personal, in a way we never would have expected from these guys a few years back! Elements of different styles run through the music – including an occasional undercurrent of Ethio-jazz or Afro-Cuban grooves – and the lineup includes vibes, tenor, alto, flute, and lots of great percussion. Titles include "Agoya", "East Flows The River", "Sommet En Sommet", "Initiation", "Kingdom Come", "As The Crow Flies", "Black Orchid", "One Life To Live", and "Completion" – plus a version of the Andy Bey classic "Celestial Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD, too!)

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New VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD ... $24.99 25.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the set illustrate a hugely under-tapped scene that's filled with wonderful tunes – tracks awash in jazzy rhythms, skittish percussion, and a range of styles that move past much more familiar Jamaican sounds from down south. Drums here are often quite heavy, and matched by other percussion as well – not to mention jagged guitar lines and bass bits that really send the whole thing home! As with other Strut compilations, the overall package and liner notes are as great as the music on the disc – and the set features a total of 20 tracks that include "Of My Hands" by The Goretti Group, "Calypsoul" by Clarence Curvan & His Mod Sounds, "You Tink It Sorf" by Lancelot Layne, "Magic Fever" by Magic Circle Express, "Independent Bahamas" by Biosis Now, "Move Up Blackman" by Tyrone Taylor, "Guanavaco" by Marius Cultier, "Raycan" by The Hondells, "You Don't Love Me" by Gemini Brass, "Woman" by Sambo, "We See Jah" by Wadadli Experience, "Freedom In Africa" by Duke, "Red Light Lady" by Ophelia, and "It's A Feeling" by St Maartens The Rolling Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD too!)

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New VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD 15.99

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VariousHorse Meat Disco 4 (with bonus CDs) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $24.99 25.99
No horsing around here – as the set may well be the most compelling so far in this mighty hip series – a wicked blend of underground club from the post-disco and post-punk generation! The tracks here definitely push towards the more obscure side of the spectrum, and really show the way that American and European funky modes were mixing together at the start of the 80s – simmering in seminal scenes on both sides of the Atlantic, and coming across with a wickedly fresh approach to funk and disco! The set features a few contemporary cuts that draw deeply from this key musical moment, but most are of older vintage – and titles include "Misaluba" by KSB, "Don't Stop" by Ish, "Ain't No Way (special club mix)" by Opal, "Stop" by Valery Allington, "Get On Down" by King Sporty & The Roots Rockers, "I Love Your Beat" by Rena, "Get Ready For The Future" by Winners, "Let's Make Love Tonight" by L'Amour feat Krystal, "Some Love" by Laura Taylor, "Barah (sampled version)" by Cleavage, and "Bee Sting" by Camouflage. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP package includes both CDs – including one mix CD!)
Also available Horse Meat Disco 4 ... CD 15.99

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VariousMusic For Dancefloors – KPM Music Library (2LP/2CD set) ... LP
KPM/Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & 2 CDs ... $23.99 24.99
A sound library and a dancefloor? Sounds like an unlikely combination – but it results in a killer collection that's still one of the greatest sets of sound library funk we've ever heard! This massive batch of music is a great illustration of the special sound of the KPM library – a really unique outlet for British musicians in the 60s and 70s to craft records that were even more amazing than their studio sides – vintage jazz, soul, and electronic grooves – served up by a lineup that represents the cream of the crop of the UK scene of the time – plus a few surprising outside contributions as well! Titles include "That's What Friends Are For" by Alan Parker & Madeline Bell, "Second Cut" by James Clarke, "Swamp Fever" by John Cameron, "Incidental Backcloth No 3" by Keith Mansfield, "Cross Talk" by Francis Coppieters, "Jungle Baby" by Juan Erlando & His Latin Band, "Freeway To Rio" by Les Baxter, "In Advance" by Pierre Lavin, "Senior Thump" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Expo In Tokyo" by Alan Moorehouse, "Funky Express" by Duncan Lamont, "Morning 1/Morning 2" by Klaus Weiss, "Assault Course" by Johnny Pearson, and "Samba Street" by Barry Morgan. The package is a great reworking of the original KPM collection from Strut – and not only features the original funky set, but also features a bonus CD that includes a rare live performance by the KPM All-Stars in 2000 – a wicked reunion with work by James Clarke, Duncan Lamont, Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, and other giants from the heyday of KPM. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP set features the core vinyl collection – and also contains the CD version of the collection, and bonus CD of the live set too.)
Also available Music For Dancefloors – KPM Music Library ... CD 14.99

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VariousNext Stop Soweto – Spirit Of Malombo 1966 to 1984 ... LP
Strut (UK), New Copy ... Mid-October, 2014
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VariousPeru Bravo – Soul & Funk From Peru's Radical Decade ... LP
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), New Copy ... Around October 17, 2014
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New Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress (UK version) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1977. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but handled with a weird twist, too – the kind of offbeat groove we've come to love from Allen's revival of the past decade – laid out here in a wonderful groove that's very drum-heavy on the bottom! The album's only got two long tracks – "Progress" and "Afro Disco Beat" – but each runs for a side apiece, which makes for plenty of funky changes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New VariousHardcore Traxx – Dance Mania Records 1986 to 1997 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive overview of one of the longest-running house labels from Chicago – the crucial Dance Mania imprint, second only to Trax and DJ International for its huge run of talent! Dance Mania came into being a few years into the first wave of Chicago house, but also kept its dedication to the underground for a lot longer, too – and really helped a tremendous amount of young artists to hit the studio and get their chance at turning out a groove! The label was housed in the upstairs of Barney's Records – an important west side record store and one-stop – and it dedicated itself to tracks that were maybe a bit faster, simpler, and more direct than some of the other house in Chicago at the time – often with a great style of stripping things down to all their best elements, yet still keeping things warm and soulful overall. The package features great notes on the label – and on the great Ray Barney himself (we miss your store, Ray!) – and titles include "7 Ways (club)" by Hercules, "Crazy Wild" by Club Style, "Love Will Find A Way (club)" by Victor Romeo, "Toxic Waste (club)" by Tim Harper, "I'm So Deep" by Vincent Floyd, "Falling (Armando's house mix)" by 326, "Da Bomb" by DJ Deeon, "Ghetto Shout Out" by Parris Mitchell, "Hit It From The Back" by Traxmen & Eric Martin, "The Original Video Clash – Video Class 2 (street mix)" by DJ Funk, "Feel My MF Bass" by Paul Johnson, and "Work Out" by Top Cat. 2LP set features the full CD – plus 12 tracks on vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Hardcore Traxx – Dance Mania Records 1986 to 1997 ... CD 15.99

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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 VariousMetal Dance 2 – Industrial, New Wave, EBM Classics & Rarities 1979 to 1988 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from the 80s underground – electronic gems that paved the way for pop work of the future, but which still stay pretty darn dark overall! The cuts here start with the early European electric modes of the post-punk years, and spin out through the growing wave of cool synthy cuts that would come to be known as "imports" on this side of the Atlantic – the kind of music that went onto influence generations of house and techno producers to come! Yet here, things are still pretty darn spare, and still very basic – those great early moments when folks found a way to compress all the experiments of the previous decade into some tighter little tunes – often with a bombastic quality that made them work on the dancefloor – even though the kind of dancefloor that usually worked best was filled with lots of dark curtains and black lights! Pre-electro before it got cliched, pre-goth before that term even came into being, and tremendous stuff that still holds up wonderfully over the years – a set of tracks that includes "Unit" by Logic System, "Der Amboss (inst)" by Visage, "Body 2 Body" by Front 242, "Riot Squad" by Vice Versa, "Walking Backwards" by Mile High Club, "Over The Shoulder (12" version)" by Ministry, "Platonic" by Harumi Hosono, "Necrosis En La Poya" by Esplendor Geometrico, "Twilight Zone (Trevor Jackon edit)" by Rusty Egan, and "Dead Lines (400 Blows rmx)" by Skinny Puppy. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD version of the full album.)
 
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Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the power and pride that was really flowing into other artists of the 70s – a balance that's a great summation of the unique way that Chicago artists could play both ends of the spectrum, and come up with something really unique in the process! The album includes the great cut "Am I The Same Girl", a loping soul groover that was all set to be a big single for Barbara – but for some reason, Brunswick held the tape back, stripped off the vocals, put on some piano, and released it as the instrumental "Soulful Strut" by Young-Holt Unlimited at the same time! Yet we still dig Barbara's version better, though – nestled here alongside other great cuts that include "Seven Days of Night", "A Raggedy Ride", "Go With Love", "Mr Sunshine", "Until You Return", and "Where Would I Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe called "Salsoul", because of it's mixture of salsa and soul! The blend is fantastic, a real milestone in the NuYorican scene – and handled perfectly by Joe on every cut! There's some massive Latin funk on here, including the tracks "Latin Strut" and "Aftershower Funk", plus some straighter Latin jazz, like "Sunny Gets Blue Mambo", and a great Latin Soul cut with English vocals called "Johnny". LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonLivin Inside Your Love ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New DeodatoArtistry ... LP
MCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A live set from Deodato – but one that's very much in the mode of his best CTI studio sessions – with soaring, over the top keyboard work that's totally great – backed by some tightly compressed guitar, bass, and drums, with just enough funk in the mix to keep things interesting! As with other Deodato records from the time, there's a mix of moods here that comes together nicely – a range that goes past his easy hits, and shows Deodato to be one of the hippest, most soulful keyboard talents of his generation. Titles include a great version of "Super Strut" that grooves for over 8 minutes, and which has some firey guitar that really competes with Deodato's work on the keys – and other tracks include "Farewell To A Friend", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Rio Sangre", and "Jivin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy FosterReflections ... LP
Equistar, 1989. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of a number of self-released albums from Indiana pianist Billy Foster – done in a style that's partly fusion, partly straight jazz – in the mode that was often mixed up together by bigger labels at the end of the 70s, a decade before the time of this set. Billy's clearly got a soul jazz bent in his playing, and he's especially well suited to the longer runs on the keys on flighty tunes – a bit in the style of Rodney Franklin, but less electric, and less groove-oriented. Instrumenation is mostly in an acoustic trio mode, but the tunes are all originals and pretty darn hip – and 2 tracks feature guest female vocals. Titles include "Steps", "Dreams", "Prism", "Straight Strut", and "Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Mike James Kirkland (Mike And The Censations)Don't Sell Your Soul – The Complete Story Of Mike And The Censations (plus Unreleased) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.98
Incredible material from the formative years of Cali soul great Mike James Kirkland – singles and previously unreleased tracks that he recorded with his group Mike & The Censations in the years leading up to his underground soul classic LPs Hang In There and Doin It Right! Mike & The Censations were often lumped in with doo wop groups in their day, given Mike's roots in doo wop and gospel – but what you'll actually hear here is a range of soulful styles that dabbles in nascent 70s group soul and a little bit of funk – with charismatic vocals from Mike and perfect group backup vocals by the Censations (spelled with a C-, so they wouldn't be confused with the Philly Sensations). A stunner from our friends at Luv & Haight/Ubiquity – still the greatest champions of the work of Mr. Kirkland! Disc 1 is The Complete Story Of Mike & The Censations: "Victim Of Circumstance" (Pts 1 & 2), "Don't Mess With Me", "There's Nothing I Can Do About It", "Be Mine Forever", "Don’t Sell Your Soul", "Shopping For Love", "A Man Ain't Nothing But A Man", "I Need Your Lovin", "Baby What Are You Going To Do", "Split Personality" and more. The vinyl version includes more previously unreleased tracks on LP2 – exclusives to the limited edition vinyl version: "Feeling In My Heart", "I Need Your Love", "Strut On", "Love Is Back" and "Whirling Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Enoch Light & The Brass MenagerieEnoch Light & The Brass Menagerie ... LP
Project 3, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Excellent work from Enoch Light! Sure, the guy was a knock-off snoozer back in the early 60s – but by this point, he's gotten a very hip sound, and is working here with his Brass Menagerie ensemble to craft a lightly groovy late 60s easy back of tracks! The group's got horns over the top, and some slicked-up rhythm underneath – and the use of an electric bass to groove things up reminds us of the best mood music recordings coming out of Germany at the time. Includes funky readings of "Soulful Strut" and "Touch Me", plus "The Fool On The Hill", "California Dreamin", "Happy Ever After", and "Wichita Lineman". Arrangements by Dick Hyman, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks two through four. Cover has discoloration due to aging and some light wear.)

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New MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of the best records ever by Mandrill – and a perfect balance between the looser jazzy spirituality of earlier albums, and the tighter (sometimes too tight) style of later ones. The band is incredibly tight on the funk tip – with lots of hard drums and guitars, and other sweet instruments floating in and out of the mix. Includes the great cut "Fat City Strut", with a nice intro that's been sampled by Schooly D, plus the cuts "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a cutout notch, some seam splitting, and light wear.)

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New MetersMeters (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $7.99
One of the greatest albums ever in the history of funk – the first album by The Meters, and virtually the blueprint for countless funk records to come! The album's bubbling over with classics – all hard-hitting instrumentals played by the group in an effortlessly tight style, produced to perfection by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn in their classic 60s New Orleans style. A blinding masterpiece of bass, drums, and scratchy guitar – with tracks that include "Cardova", "Cissy Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "6V6 La", and "Live Wire". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nite-LitersInstrumental Directions ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Cold, hard, and funky! This might be the greatest album ever by this legendary 70s funk band – and it's got a killer sound that has the tightness of the JBs, the rawness of the early Meters, and the frenzy of a rare funky 45! Includes the incredible "Afro Strut" – worth the price of the record alone, as it's got this screaming sax riff that's completely insane! Other nice ones include covers of "Shaft" and "Them Changes", plus "Brand X", "Baker's Instant", and "Respect To The Other Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Houston PersonTruth! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good- ... $5.99
One of Houston Person's first forays into the jazz funk sound that other Prestige Records players were picking up at the time – a sweet little set with some nicely extended tunes! The groove here is a bit harder than some of Person's previous soul jazz sets – with some tightly snapping drums from Frankie Jones, augmented on rhythm both by the Fender bass of Bob Bushnell, and some added congas from Buddy Caldwell – both of whom help make for a very fluid groove. Other players include Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on Hammond – and the tunes have a nicely snaking sort of feel – not the break-heavy funk of an Idris Muhammad-driven set, but a groove that's still plenty darn soulful and with some nicely funky undercurrents. Titles include a sweet version of "Cissy Strut", plus "On The Avenue", "The Pulpit", "For Your Love", and "Wadin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some stains along part of the opening and another small stain on the back.)

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SweetbottomAngels Of The Deep ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A tight set of fusion from Sweetbottom – an American combo who definitely seem to draw a lot from the rock-inspired Euro fusion sound of a few years before! There's also a bit of the PM Records vibe – from the Steve Grossman/Gene Perla camp – lots of sharp, fast changes in the rhythms – and some heavy guitars at points, linking the group to Brand X a bit – and also some vocals on a few cuts, sure to please the rockish audiences who might be straying over to the fusion realm of the spectrum. The set's pretty sweet overall – tight, but without sounding slick – and the drums really drive some of the best numbers. Titles include "Veena Deva", "Monique", "Electro Strut", "Amazon Ritual", "Her", and "Shrapnel In My Ankle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Attila ZollerJazz Soundtracks – Original Music From The Arthouse Films Of Hans Jurgen Poland 1962 to 1967 ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest German jazz guitarists – heard here in some of his grooviest work of the 60s – an amazing batch of material recorded for the art house films of director Hansjurgen Pohland! Zoller already had a modern tone by the time of these recordings – a sublime sound on the guitar that rivaled that of Billy Bauer with the Lee Konitz group of the 50s, but which was also freer, and open to rich new ideas too – especially from a rhythmic and tonal standpoint, which always keeps Zoller's work compelling! Attila's way more than just another jazzy player on the instrument – and film material like this really lets him stretch his imagination – and unlock a whole whose of tones and colors that are quite imagistic in nature. Most tracks are played by a small combo led by Zoller – often working in front of the screen as images passed by – scenes from films that include Katz Und Maus, Tamara, and The Bread Of Our Early Years. This set marks the first release of the material actually recorded for those films on record – and titles include "Family Bricks", "Pilenz", "Road Song", "Minesweeper", "Cold Fusion", "Adam's Apple", "Hedwig's Departure", "Mousetip Strut", and "Mahlke". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Soundtracks – Original Music From The Arthouse Films Of Hans Jurgen Poland 1962 to 1967 ... CD 19.99

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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 ... $19.99
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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VariousStudio One Soul ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Fantastic! This set features reggae and rocksteady versions of American soul and funk tracks from the late 60s and early 70s – quite fitting, considering how much of Jamaican reggae began as an attempt to copy American hits for the local market. The set may well be the best-ever in the essential series of compilations by Soul Jazz Records – and like the others, it features some of the best cuts ever recorded for the Studio One catalog. There's a total of 18 cuts in all – and tracks include "Soulful Strut" by Sound Dimension, "Still Water" by Jerry Jones, "Express Yourself" by Leroy Sibbles, "Message From A Black Man" by The Heptones, "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Norma Fraser, "Deeper & Deeper" by Jackie Mitoo, "I Don't Want To Be Right" by Alton Ellis, "No One Can Stop Us" by Willie Williams, "Queen Of The Minstrals" by The Eternals, "Don't Break Your Promise" by The Chosen Few, and "Is It Because I'm Black" by Senior Soul. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! Set list includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally back in print! Double 180 gram vinyl – with 32-page zine and comes in a nice, tip-on style sleeve.)
Also available Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 13.99

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New Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one corner.)
Also available Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New DeodatoDeodato 2 ... LP
CTI, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadrophonic pressing, In the heavy glossy gatefold cover. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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New JJ Johnson/Martha ReevesWillie Dynamite – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MCA, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't nearly as well known as Shaft, Superfly, or other classics. Martha Reeves sings some of the deepest vocals of her career on the great title track "Willie D" – an old sample cut that you're sure to recognize – and the instrumental tunes are even better, filled with great percussion and jazzy flourishes from JJ – in a style that really keeps things interesting! There's plenty of "chase" riffing on the album – and titles include "Willie Chase", "Parade Strut", "Make It Right", "Gospel Family", "Keep On Movin", and "Willie Escapes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a sticker, remnants of clear tape on front, a discolored corner, and notes in ink on back. Vinyl plays with a click on side one, tracks 1 & 3 as well as side two, track 2.)

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New Les McCannLayers ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don't have any of the vocals that (we feel) can often get in the way of some of Les' later works! Loads of great tracks, including "The Harlem Buck Dance Strut" and "Dunbar High School Marching Band", both of which are nice and sexy and funky, and with a cool dope sound to them! Other tracks include "Before I Rest", "Soaring (At Sunset)", and "Sometimes I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New James MoodyJames Moody's Moods (black cover) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
James Moody really blows us away with this mid 50s set – already stepping past the straighter bop of early years, and finding a way to extend his sounds and moods through some tremendous solos and mighty fresh arrangements! The album's exactly the kind that makes Moody unlike anyone else – a deeply personal voice on both the alto and tenor, and a player who's got a way of constructing these dark lines with the rest of the group – sounds that undeniably pave the way for the younger generation to come. James gets great help from a lineup that includes Dave Burns on trumpet, William Shepherd on trombone, and Pee Wee Moore on baritone – and rhythm is from the trio of Jimmy Boyd on piano, John Latham on bass, and Clarence Johnston on drums. Eddie Jefferson sings on the classic "I Got The Blues" – and other tracks include "Faster James", "Blue Walk", "The Strut", and "Jammin With James". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Earl Van DykeEarl Of Funk ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fierce funky instrumentals from Motown keyboardist Earl Van Dyke – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged approach to the grooves that's much more like the work going on in the funky 45 underground on other labels – especially on the drums, which often snap nicely and give the album a great breaking sort of sound! The set was recorded live at the Hi Chapparal club in Detroit, with audience noise dubbed in later – and titles include "The Flick", "Cissy Strut", "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again", "Fuschia Moods", "The Stingray", "The Whip a Rang", "Someday We'll Be Together", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a sticker spot.)

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New Young-Holt UnlimitedJust A Melody ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a great run of grooves from the legendary team of bassist Eldee Young and drummer Redd Holt – a smoking batch of instrumentals done in the best Chicago soul style of the time! Young and Holt got their start in the early trio of Ramsey Lewis – but here, they've fully expanded to their "Unlimited" mode with larger backings from Sonny Sanders and Willie Henderson – which often feature a tippling soulful piano out front of some larger Chicago soul charts with a mighty nice groove. The album follows their hit Soulful Strut set, and has a very similar feel – with a mix of instrumental readings of soul hits, and a few sweet originals too. Titles include the standout cut "Young and Holtful", a great cover of "Light My Fire", which has been sampled more than once over the years – and the tracks "When I'm Not Around", "I Wish You Love", "Just A Melody", "Gotta Find Me A Lover", and "Give It Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The Mgs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – especially as the 60s drew to a close, and the management of the company got a lot hipper, and a heck of a lot more musically open-minded! This killer batch of tracks features 21 numbers from those days – including many obscure and funky tunes that only ever came out on singles, or which were recorded by artists that never made it as big as Stax stars from earlier years. The result of all that obscurity is an extremely fresh selection of tracks – plenty of down-n-dirty funky 45 numbers, played by hip Memphis combos, and featuring some really deep soul vocals. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Sir Mack Rice, "Ain't No Sin" by John Kasandra, "Bump & Boogie" by The Wrecking Crew, "Shame On The Family Name" by Calvin Scott, "Cool Strut" by Bernie Hayes, "Bump Mean" by Sir Mack Rice, "Soul Machine" by Reggie Milner, "How Can You Mistreat The One You Love" by Katie Love, "Cold Blooded" by The Bar Kays, "Do The Side Saddle" by Rufus Thomas, "Stay Away From That Monkey" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Them Hot Pants" by Lee Sain, "Devil In A Man" by Stu Gardner, "Curcuits Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "From Toys To Boys" by The Emotions, "Got It Together (parts 1 & 2)" by Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five, and "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jaki ByardSolo Piano ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title kind of says it all, so let us just tell you that the album was recorded in 1969, during one of the most fruitful periods of Byard's career, when he was opening up tremendously as a musician, with confidence and freedom that he rarely expressed at any other point in his career. The set features tunes drawn from a rich history of jazz influences – as Byard was always quick to point out that his influences knew no bounds – and titles include "The Hollis Stomp", "Seasons", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "New Orleans Strut", and "Spanish Tinge 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New DeodatoNight Cruiser ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key record in Deodato's move from funky jazz in the 70s to modern soul in the 80s – and one that showcases the best of his talents in both genres! The approach here is more tightly arranged and produced than that of his earlier CTI sides – but in a mode that's still plenty nice to our ears – as Deodato's uncanny sense of rhythm and timing is still very firmly in place, making the set way way more than just a smooth jazz album – and pushing it strongly into the realm of soulful spacey fusion! There's some really great tracks on the set – like the amazing "Skatin", a sweet keyboard number that's a perfect roller skating jam (in case you couldn't guess from the title) – plus "Love Magic", "Uncle Funk", "East Side Strut", and "Night Cruiser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor moisture damage and a few creases.)
Also available Night Cruiser ... CD 13.99

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New Dojo CutsTake From Me ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous step forward for Dojo Cuts – a record that has the funky ensemble from down-under really finding their own groove – and coming across with a sound that's a lot tighter than before! We liked these guys from the start – but this time around, they really win us over even more – with a funky focus on the rhythms that really sets the record on fire from the very first note – and helps provide a wonderful platform for the all-soul vocals of Roxie Ray – who herself sounds a lot deeper and more mature than before! There's nothing we love more than watching a group grow up over the years – and this sweet second set definitely has Dojo Cuts doing just that – returning all our previous faith in them with even greater grooves. Titles include "El Entro", "Mamacita", "In This Moment", "Sonny's Strut", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "Take From Me", "What Do I Have To Do", and "Easy To Come Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SantanaSantana III (180 gram original master recording) ... LP
Columbia, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most searing, soaring albums ever from Santana – a set that takes all the power of the previous two records, and packs it into one tight little set! There's plenty of Latin influences going on – mixed with heavy fuzz from Carlos, and lots of jazz and funky touches too – way more happening on the rhythm tip than most of Santana's contemporaries – which is why the record continues to find such a wonderfully wide audience over the years. Drop cuts like "Batuka","Toussaint L'Overture", "Jungle Strut", or "Para Los Rumberos" next to tracks by War, Mandrill or Tower Of Power and you'll see what we mean – and titles also include "No One To Depend On","Taboo", "Guajira" and "Everything's Coming Our Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Mobile Fidelity pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and limited and numbered too!)

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New Earl Van DykeEarl Of Funk ... LP
SOUL, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fierce funky instrumentals from Motown keyboardist Earl Van Dyke – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged approach to the grooves that's much more like the work going on in the funky 45 underground on other labels – especially on the drums, which often snap nicely and give the album a great breaking sort of sound! The set was recorded live at the Hi Chapparal club in Detroit, with audience noise dubbed in later – and titles include "The Flick", "Cissy Strut", "Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again", "Fuschia Moods", "The Stingray", "The Whip a Rang", "Someday We'll Be Together", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... LP
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece – organ, drums, bass and guitar – keeping it simple, raw and funky. As hinted at on the on the couple of the stellar 45s that led up to Bread & Butter, they work well in both a slower cooking, Booker T indebted groove or a fast & furious,post-JBs style. Simple, straight up funky soul instrumentals is the order of the day, and these Jive Turkeys bring it! Titles include "Funky Turkey", "JT Strut", "Soul High", "Chickenfoot", "Straight Fire", "Bill Collector", "Stamp", "Funky Brewster", "Talkin' That Talk", "Grimmin", "BA" and "Otis Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl!)

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New MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by Mandrill – and a perfect balance between the looser jazzy spirituality of earlier albums, and the tighter (sometimes too tight) style of later ones. The band is incredibly tight on the funk tip – with lots of hard drums and guitars, and other sweet instruments floating in and out of the mix. Includes the great cut "Fat City Strut", with a nice intro that's been sampled by Schooly D, plus the cuts "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". Great reissue, and at a much lower price than the original! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Just Outside Of Town ... LP 7.99

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New MetersStruttin' ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The rarest Meters record ever! This is one of the 3 classic funky albums they cut for the Josie label in their early years – and it's about as hard and heavy and funky as you could get! The group's trademark scratchy guitar funk sound is firmly in place, and the rhythm section is nice, tight, and choppy. All tracks are great groovers – and titles include "Same Old Thing", "Joog", "Chicken Strut", "Liver Splash", "Hand Clapping Song", "Hey Last Minute", "Tippi-Toes", and "Ride Your Pony". A bucket of breaks in every track! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Blind Willie McTellBlind Willie McTell 1927 to 1935 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Pivotal work from one of the first bluesmen to ever use "blind" in his name – sides recorded by the legendary Willie McTell when he was at the height of his powers! Most tracks here feature well-recorded vocals from Willie – especially for the time – a haunting accompaniment to his deft work on acoustic guitar, which makes up the bulk of the instrumentation for most of the tracks. Ruth Day joins Willie on a few numbers – and titles include "Razor Ball", "My Baby's Gone", "Atlanta Strut", "God Don't Like It", "Scary Day Blues", "Experience Blues", "Kind Mama", and "Cold Winter Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Tom ScottTom Scott & The LA Express ... LP
Ode, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real breakout moment for reedman Tom Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic jazz and soul sessions too! The groove is a lot sharper and tighter than earlier Scott albums, but never too slick – and definitely has that great ear for a funky undercurrent that seems to bring out the most soulful notes in Tom's horns – underscored here by wicked rhythms from the LA Express combo that features Joe Sample on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums. Titles include the sublime break track "Sneaking In the Back" – plus "Dahomey Dance", "King Cobra", "Easy Life", "Spindrift", "Vertigo", "LA Expression", and "Strut Your Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing.)
 
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Patrick John ScottLong Duel ... LP
Atco, 1967. Sealed ... $2.99
Dramatic, orchestral, dramatic-orchestral, and dramatic-exotic tunes – all scorred for this Indian-themed adventure film that starred Yul Brynner and Trevor Howard. There's a bit of sitar on a few tracks, mixed in with the orchestrations, and titles include "The Leopard", "Jail Break", "The Wrecked Bhanta Camp", "Strutting At Gynkhana", "Fire At The Fort", "Freddy & Jane", "The Train", and "Hanging Bridge Incident". Also includes a slight vocal performance on "The World Is Ready", by Vince Hill. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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New Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 30, 2014
One of the all-time classic Blue Note albums – from the hip looking cover, right down to the excellent hardbop in the grooves! Pianist Sonny Clark leads an incredible lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny ClarkSonny's Crib ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his command as a leader is impeccable, effortlessly shaping the horns of Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, and John Coltrane to realize his unique vision in music. Rhythm is by Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include classics like "News for Lulu" and "Sonny's Crib", plus smoking renditions of "Speak Low" and "With a Song in My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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New ArgentAll Together Now ... LP
Epic, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" – the anthemic strutter that crossed over big, and which burns here with plenty of great organ lines from Rod. Other numbers really mix things up – rocking harder than Rod's Zombies work, but also showing some complicated sensibilities too – brought out nicely by co-producer Chris White, who also wrote most of the songs on the date with Argent. Titles include "Pure Love", "He's A Dynamo", "Hold Your Head Up", "Be My Lover Be My Friend", "Keep On Rolling", and "I Am The Dances Of Ages". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Epic pressing.)

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New Louis ArmstrongStruttin With Some Barbecue ... LP
Affinity (UK), Late 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Betty DavisBetty Davis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and funky backing for raunchy, raspy vocals that are belted out with a slinky, sexy sort of sound! Davis' vocals are unlike anyone else we can think of – easily some of the most badass work you'll ever find on record – and the tracks are a mix of hip themes about sex, gal power, and struttin your stuff – all delivered by a righteous woman who can definitely do just that! The album features the classic break tracks "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Steppin in Her I Miller Shoes", but every cut is a funky monster – including "Ooh Yea", "In The Meantime", "Your Man My Man", and "Anti Love Song". A great one if you dig hard female soul, heavy funky guitars, or both at the same time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition repress of 1000 copies.)

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New Al GreyStruttin & Shoutin ... LP
Columbia, 1976/1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure and wonderful set from trombonist Al Grey – material recorded for Columbia Records in the mid 70s, but not issued on LP until nearly a decade later – and then only briefly! The sound here is very much in the best Al Grey mode of earlier years – a hard-hitting and soulful approach to jazz – carried off here by a largeish group that features Ray Bryant on piano, Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Danny Moore on trumpet, and Cecil Payne on baritone sax. The sound struts around in keeping with the title – lots of bluesy currents on the rhythms, and very well-voiced solos from Grey himself. Titles include "Blues Ray & Grey", "Reverend Grey", "Struttin & Shoutin", "All Of Me", and "Potholes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
 
 
 



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