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BreakawayBreakaway/Right On To The Top ... CD
Breakaway/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A pair of completely rare albums from Breakaway – a St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a bit in a local studio! The feel is very much in the best LA mode of the time, but maybe a bit looser too – with emphasis on some funky riffing from the male members of the group, plus sweet lead vocals from singer Kathy Newbry-Taylor – an artist who might have been pop, had she worked on the coasts – but who stretches her style nicely here. The album's been made famous by both On Track and Americana comps on BBE – and titles include "There's A New Group In Town", "Who Was It This Time", "Love My Eyes", "Understudy DJ", "Everything's Been Said About You", and "My Symphony". Right On To The Top is the second set from Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled with sweet keyboard lines alongside the female lead vocals – all with a vibe that's nicely stripped-down, and still lives up to the indie spirit of the group. The set features some guest work on horns, which nicely expands the sound – and titles include "Straight On To The Top", "You Are Love", "Back & Forth", "There's A New Tree In The Forest", "Work With The Music", and "Breakaway". CD
Also available Breakaway (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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New James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $18.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split spine, but looks great overall!)

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Dana BryantWishing From The Top ... LP
White Label (UK), 1996. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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CD Plastic Sleeves20 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Multi-Disc CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a range of multi-disc packages – including older-styled jewel cases that handle 2 to 4 CDs, and most of the contemporary larger slipcover styled CD packages too. Record Care

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CD Plastic Sleeves30 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Jewel Case Single CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a standard jewel case CD. Record Care

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CD Plastic Sleeves30 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Slim Single CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy ... $4.99
A cool open-top plastic sleeve for storing your CDs! This one works like the LP and 45 sleeves we stock – in that the plastic hugs your CD package on the front and back, and on the sides and bottom – but the top is open, so you can slide out the jewel case for easy access when listening! There's no flap at all to get in the way – and the sleeves are great if you store your CDs on shelves vertically, and don't like the outside cases to get scratched up. This version fits a digipack, CD single, or slimline case. Record Care

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Charizma & Peanut Butter WolfMy World Premiere (raw, head nod, inst, acapella)/Methods (part 1 & 2, fresh for 86)/Top Notch Competitor ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 1996. New Copy ... $8.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Back in print!)

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Choice FourOn Top Of Clear ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of their nice albums for RCA, with a sound that's a mix of ballads and up-tempo cuts, in the same style as a lot of other East Coast groups from the time. Van McCoy arranged and produced, and the LP includes their single "Hey, What's That Dance You're Doing", plus "Two Different Worlds", "Mysterious Lady", "Beautiful Glow", "Come Down To Earth", and "Everybody's Got A Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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FusionTop Soul ... CD
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". CD

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Ice CubeIt Was A Good Day (clean top 10 edit, smooth inst)/We Had To Tear This Dirty Motha Up (clean edit, LP) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1992. Sealed ... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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ItOn Top Of The World ... CD
Black Market (UK), 1989. Used ... $9.99
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very soulful or slightly hip hop sound creeping in. 10 tracks in all, including "In This Place Called Nowhere", "Endless Journey", "Brazilian Love Dance", 'When Will We Learn", "On Top Of The World (the It Theme)" and "Never Let You Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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Little Buck & The Top CatsDon't Make Me Cry/Cat's Back ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
A really rare one from Little Buck – although all of his singles are plenty darn rare! "Don't Make Me Cry" has a very special sort of sound – Buck's raw soul vocals mixed with an overall feel that's maybe more sweet soul structure overall – almost as if a deep soul singer was singing on a tune by Sam Cooke! The hook is great, and the Top Cats really hold the groove – and get a chance to shine even more on the flipside, which is an instrumental with cascading horns and drums! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lone Catalysts/3582/Top Emcees/Brothers GrimmPlace To Be (voc, inst)/Yesterday (voc, inst)/Top Emcees (voc, inst)/Symptoms Of The Ghetto (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
BUKA, 2000. Sealed ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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MergeTake It To The Top/Volcanic Voodoo ... 12-inch
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve.)

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New Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Quite different than Idris' funky drumming on early 70s jazz records – but not a bad little album on its own terms. As you'd guess by the title, the album's more of a disco/club effort than before, but thanks to some good arrangements by Dave Matthews – who'd worked some good magic with other Kudu artists, as well as James Brown – the funk component's still pretty high. Most tracks have vocals, and the record's got long drawn-out funk tracks with a lot of electric keyboards and wah-wah guitar work. Titles include "One With A Star", "Boogie To The Top", "Bread", and "Stick It In Your Face". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Randy NewmanLonely At The Top – The Best Of Randy Newman ... CD
Warner, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Jean Luc PontyTop Jazz ... CD
Sarpe/Valentine, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
CD

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Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... LP
RCA, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Tito Puente albums from the 50s, and a spare percussion jam session that's right up there with his legendary Puente In Percussion album! The group features Mongo Santamaria, Bill Correa, Julito Collazo, and Enrigue Marti on percussion with Tito – and the only other additional sounds are some occasional vocals, and a pounding bassline. The set's extremely raw, with a very tight groove – and the sound is incredible – easily enough to make this one of Tito's best percussion dates ever! Titles include "Ti Mon Bo", "Elequana", "Bragada", "Alaumba Chemache", "Hot Timbales", and "Four By Two". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne RikerGroovin With The Top Brass ... CD
Fretfull, 2014. Used ... $1.99
CD

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Tab SmithMorning Blues/Red Top ... 7-inch
ELJ, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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YoungbloodsHigh On A Ridge Top ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, some stains, and split top and bottom seams.)

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VariousBUKA Sampler – Place To Be (voc, inst)/Yesterday (voc, inst)/Top Emcees (voc, inst)/Symptoms Of The Ghetto (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
BUKA, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousJobete – Top Ten Story In Sound ... LP
Jobete, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
A rare vinyl outing from the publishing arm of Motown – designed to push the songs of Motown! Most tracks are hits, banded together in medley format – very unusual! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSavage Rhythm – Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $16.99
A tightly swinging batch of late 30s jazz and nascent rhythm & blues numbers from the early 40s – the pivotal period in which veteran players of the grander swing orchestras of the years prior were paring down into smaller combo – and knocking out a grittier, more primal sound! It's exciting stuff, with jumping rhythms and thumping arrangements, with some well-remembered tunes and comparably forgotten numbers, too. Impeccable stuff, and you can hear the groundwork being laid for the R&B and bebop to come! Includes "House Rent Party Day" by Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang, "Shout, Sister Shout" by Tiny Bradshaw, "Loose Lid Special" by Tommy Dorsey, "Traffic Jam" by Artie Shaw, "I Never Knew" by Big Sid Cartlet, "Chicken Rhythm" by Slim Galliard & His Flat Foot Floogie Boys, "Ridin' & Jivin'" by Earl Hines & His Orchestra, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" by Gene Krupa & His Chicago All Stars and more. 24 tracks in all! CD
Also available Savage Rhythm – Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top ... LP 26.99

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VariousSavage Rhythm – Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A tightly swinging batch of late 30s jazz and nascent rhythm & blues numbers from the early 40s – the pivotal period in which veteran players of the grander swing orchestras of the years prior were paring down into smaller combo – and knocking out a grittier, more primal sound! It's exciting stuff, with jumping rhythms and thumping arrangements, with some well-remembered tunes and comparably forgotten numbers, too. Impeccable stuff, and you can hear the groundwork being laid for the R&B and bebop to come! Includes "House Rent Party Day" by Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang, "Shout, Sister Shout" by Tiny Bradshaw, "Loose Lid Special" by Tommy Dorsey, "Traffic Jam" by Artie Shaw, "I Never Knew" by Big Sid Cartlet, "Chicken Rhythm" by Slim Galliard & His Flat Foot Floogie Boys, "Ridin' & Jivin'" by Earl Hines & His Orchestra, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" by Gene Krupa & His Chicago All Stars and more. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Savage Rhythm – Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top ... CD 16.99

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VariousThunderbirds & Other Top 60's TV Themes Vol 2 ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1960s/1999. Used ... $3.99
Groovy, baby! Sequel put out this Fab part 2 to their Avengers-themed set of Top 60s TV stuff from the UK, and it's an equally thrilling set of rare Brit TV tunes culled together in a totally mod package! The set's got 30 tracks in all – and only a few of them are Thunderbirds-related material. Lots of the tracks have a great guitar-driven John Barry-esque sound, and highlights include "The Saint" by Less Reed Brass, "Andorra" by Ron Grainger, "Aqua Marina" by Gary Miller, "The Ferret Song" by John Cleese & The 1948 Show Choir, "Where Are You Now" by Jackie Trent, "Junk Shop" by Harry H. Corbett, "The Big Beat" by Eric Delaney, "Batman Theme" by the Kinks, "Old Ned" by The Eagles, and lots more! You might have some of these on other Sequel TV compilations (they do tend to repeat tracks), but the price is nice and low, and you get 30 tracks, so that should make up for it! CD

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ZZ TopTres Hombres ... LP
London, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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FusionTop Soul ... LP
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... Early November, 2014
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Top Soul ... CD 12.99

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VariousExtra Rich In Soul – 15 Top Quality Tracks From The Soul Junction Label ... CD
Soul Junction (UK), New Copy ... Around March 15, 2014 (delayed)
CD

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Branch ManagerTop Scale Speed! – Floored & To The Left/Midget/Girlfriend Seminar/Sharp ... 7-inch
Sweet Portable You, 1994. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
7-inch, Vinyl record

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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Although the O'Jays' Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". Also issued later, under the title "The O'Jays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on one corner, and a small name stamp on the back.)

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New Bill EvansLive At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate ... CD
Resonance, 1968. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real treasure – previously unreleased live material from the late, great Bill Evans – featuring wonderful late 60s work from his trio that included Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morrell on drums! The recording quality is great, and the playing is equally top-shelf too – a perfect illustration of the trio's genius, with a strong focus on the way that Gomez's basslines really help to shape the flowing grooves of the tunes! Evans is wonderful, too – still some echoes of that earlier 60s bite at times, yet also lots of those open, lyrical modes that really flowered in the later part of the decade – as you'll hear on a set that includes "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Witchcraft", "Round Midnight", "Autumn Leaves", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "Turn Out The Stars", and "Here's That Rainy Day". CD

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New Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album from The Four Tops – one that includes some lesser-known Motown tracks, like "There's No Love Left", "I Got A Feeling", "Shake Me, Wake Me", "Until You Love Someone", and the hit "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever". Also features some pop tunes and standards, done by the group in their harmony style – like "Matchmaker", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and Toots Thielemans' great jazzy number "Bluesette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Etta JamesEtta James Top Ten ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album of Etta James material for Chess – 10 of her biggest tracks for the label, including some really hard-hitting R&B numbers, mixed with other tunes that represent the sadder, softer side of Etta's wonderful voice! Tracks include "Stop The Wedding", "Something's Got A Hold Of Me", "At Last", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Fool That I Am", "Trust In Me", "Would It Make Any Difference To You", "My Dearest Darling", "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Trust In Me" and "Pushover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. NOTE: Cover has a lot of waviness and some staining from moisture on the front and back, some wear, and an edge rip on the back paste-on.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... CD
De-Lite/Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than "top hits" from Kool & The Gang – as the classic package focuses on material from their funkiest years – that great early De-Lite period of the early and mid 70s! There's a lot more funk here than hits – and the titles show Kool & The Gang evolving from the kings of the funky 45 scene to the tight ensemble funk act that would storm the charts at the start of the 80s – yet still quite free of any of the sweeter sounds from those years too! Titles include the classics "Open Sesame", "Hollywood Swinging", "Jungle Boogie", "Kool & The Gang", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", "Caribbean Festival", "Love & Understanding", and "Spirit Of The Boogie". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... LP
De-Lite, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than "top hits" from Kool & The Gang – as the classic package focuses on material from their funkiest years – that great early De-Lite period of the early and mid 70s! There's a lot more funk here than hits – and the titles show Kool & The Gang evolving from the kings of the funky 45 scene to the tight ensemble funk act that would storm the charts at the start of the 80s – yet still quite free of any of the sweeter sounds from those years too! Titles include the classics "Open Sesame", "Hollywood Swinging", "Jungle Boogie", "Kool & The Gang", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", and "Spirit Of The Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some small stains on the back.)

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New VariousCold Chillin Top 4 – The Best Of Cold Chillin Records ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stone cold classics from Cold Chillin' – benchmark rap from MC Shan, Marley Marl & Craig G, Biz Markie and Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – the Top 4 figures/units in the legendary label's canon! It's classic after classic here, 15 inarguably excellent tracks from a pivotal era – representing the range of the roster as well as straight up stellar tracks. Includes "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", "The Bridge", "Down By Law", "I Pioneered This" and "Juice Crew Law" by MC Shan, "Pickin' Boogers", "Vapors" and "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" by The Biz, "On The Run" and "Ill Street Blues" by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, "Wack ITT" by Marley Marl & Roxanne Shante and more. CD

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New ZZ TopEl Loco ... LP
Warner, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and the remnants of a piece of masking tape.)

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New Paul ChambersBass On Top ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure of the Paul Chambers albums on Blue Note – and one of the most interesting as well! Although best known for his solid rhythm work on late 50s hardbop recordings, Chambers breaks out here with a more introspective, more exploratory style on the bass – using the instrument "on top", as a lead solo force in a group with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, and Art Taylor on drums. The sound is surprisingly soulful, and modern yet swinging – in the manner of Oscar Pettiford's best sides of this style. Titles include "Yesterdays", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Confessin", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – very nice!)

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New First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on the lyrics that almost bring in some slight Miami elements as well! "I Want To Thank You Baby" follows with even a stronger Miami vibe – lots of spacey keyboards over riffing guitars and fast drums – almost like some lost 12" single from the vaults of TK Records! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster attached to the sleeve!)

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New Monguito SantamariaOn Top ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer rare boogaloo album – and one of the few great late 60s sides cut by pianist Monguito Santamaria, son of Mongo! Monguito's different than his old man in that he's a pianist and a singer – and not a percussionist – but this gem of an album has a hard-hitting sound that easily ranks with the best of Mongo's work from the time, and perhaps is even better because it's got a more freewheeling New York Latin sound! The group features a young Rene McLean on alto – blowing nice and soufully – as well as Harvey Hargraves on trumpet and Jose Mangual on bongo – and tracks include some groovy Latin Soul numbers – like "Juicy", "Beans & Greens", "Boogaloo Sabroso", and "Puchi's Boogaloo". CD

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New Stealers (aka The Steelers)It Must Be Love/From The Top Of My Heart ... 7-inch
Torrid, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best cuts ever by this excellent Chicago group! "It Must Be Love" has a super-dope harmony sound – in the mode of the Natural Four or the Notations – and it's a killer cut with a great hook that really drives the number home. "From The Top" sounds a bit older, but still has some excellent vocals and a nice sweet soul sound. A clear follow-up to their "From The Bottom". All that, and the group's misspelled as "The Stealers" on the label! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousTop Gun ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New Damu The FudgemunkEgo Trip –Top 20 Sample Flips Mixtape ... Cassette
Redefinition/Ego Trip, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beat tape from Damu The Fudgemunk! In a world of download and/or CD "mixtapes" and "beat tapes", it's frankly pretty sweet to see a nicely done, good ol' fashioned cassette tape – and beyond the novel release format, Damu delivers the goods on a creative level – a one-take, all vinyl mix, sans tracklist, thank you very much! Released in collaborabation of the fine purveyors of blueprint era hip hop culture at Ego Trip and Redefinition Records. Cassette

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New Chuck BerryChuck Berry Is On Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Berry is definitely on top with this classic Chess Records set – an album that shows that Berry always had a lot more to offer than some of his oldies rocker contemporaries! Sure, there's a few hits here, but the overall quality of the music is more in the mode of Chess blues of the time – lots of raw backings that are as heavy on piano lines and romping rhythms as they are Chuck's own searing lead guitar – a sound that definitely sets the tone for generations to come, and which is always heard best here in its early hoke-free setting. The whole album's wonderful, and even familiar hits sound newly brilliant in this context – a smoking lineup that includes "Jo Jo Gunne", "Around & Around", "Hey Pedro", "Anthony Boy", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Almost Grown", "Roll Over Beethoven", and "Maybellene". CD features an insane 11 bonus tracks – with titles that include "Oh Yeah", "Time Was (fast version)", "House Of Blue Lights", "Long Fast Jam", "Long Slow Jam", "Do You Love Me", "Run Rudolph Run", and "That's My Desire". CD

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New ItOn Top Of The World ... LP
Black Market (UK), 1989. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very soulful or slightly hip hop sound creeping in. 10 tracks in all, including "In This Place Called Nowhere", "Endless Journey", "Brazilian Love Dance", 'When Will We Learn", "On Top Of The World (the It Theme)" and "Never Let You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few creases, and a center split on the top seam.)
Also available On Top Of The World ... CD 9.99

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New Tom Jones/Johnny Rivers/Freddie & The DreamersThree On Top ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

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New Clark Terry/Kenny DorhamTop Trumpets ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A strange little album that combines tracks from 2 different earlier Riverside LPs – Serenade To A Bus Set by Clark Terry, and another session that features Kenny Dorham and Ernie Henry, possibly issued under Henry's name as Seven Standards & A Blues. The Terry set features Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – on tracks that include "Boomerang", "Digits", and "Donna Lee". The Dorham set features Henry, Wilbur Ware, and GT Hogan – on the tracks "Soon", "Sposin", and "Lotus Blossom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Smaller orange label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with some tape residue, some splitting on the other seams, and some stains and an ink stamp on the back.)

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New ZZ TopAfterburner ... LP
Warner, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
 
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Brenda & The TabulationsTouch Of You/Stop Sneaking Around ... 7-inch
Top & Bottom, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Tony CrombieDrums Drums Drums ... LP
Top Rank (UK), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New DJ Uncle AlMix It Up/What's My Name/Peace-N-Da Hood/#1 DJ ... 12-inch
On Top, 1994. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Oscar D'Leon Y Su Salsa Mayor2 Sets Con Oscar ... LP
Top Hits, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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DolphinsDance/Pony Race ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jossie Esteban Y La Patrulla 15Baladas Romanticas En Merengue Pero Con Fuerza ... CD
Top Ten Hits, 1996. Used ... $14.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Neville BrothersNeville-ization ... LP
Black Top, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Schoolboy QOxymoron (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
Schoolboy Q's breakout Oxymoron – with appearances by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Raekwon, Tyler The Creator and others. Includes the standout "Collard Greens" with Kendrick Lamar, "Los Awesome" feat Jay Rock, "Hoover Street", "What They Want" with 2 Chainz, "Studio" feat BJ The Chicago Kid, "The Purge" with Tyler The Creator & Kurupt, "Blind Threats", "Break The Bank", "Blind Threats" feat Raekwon and more. Deluxe edition vinyl version has 3 bonus tracks: "His & Her Friend" feat SZA, "Groveline Pt 2" feat Suga Free and "**** LA". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerald Sims & The DaylightersCool Breeze/Baby I Love You ... 7-inch
Tip Top, 1962. Good ... $11.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label have wear.)

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Success-N-EffectFreeze (voc, inst)/Roll It Up (Remix – fat mix, radio, bass kickin' beats) ... 12-inch
On Top, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Since we couldn't put it any better, here's a quote from Frankie Knuckles off of discogs – "For the first 6 months of my arrival to the U.K. back in the later months of 1989, this was my most treasured track, the one people would remember me for. The vocal "Let The Bass Kick" followed by The Winstons "Amen Brother" breakbeat with a sub 808 that was deadly. Felix Samas edit work was effective on this chopping Big Daddy Kanes Vocal "Let It Roll" (made popular by Doug Lazy) into little bits before crashing into that 808/breakbeat again. Carl Cox would get his copy from Lenny Dee in Feb. 1990 and went and did a white label remix which would result in his ink with Perfecto Records for "I Want U (Forever). After that it became the template for the young U.K. youth who began to experiment in the studio. The end result being Jungle and Drum & Bass. This record was the prototype." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Wild OnesKeep It Safe ... LP
Top Shelf, 2014. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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New Das Escolas De Samba Do Grupo 1Sambas De Enredo – Carnaval 1976 ... LP
Top Tape (Brazil), 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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New Wil EisnerComic Book Artist Vol 2 No 6 – Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Will Eisner ... Book
Top Shelf, 2005. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special issue of Comic Book Artist – dedicated to the (then) recently-departed Will Eisner – one of the greatest talents of the 20th Century! The issue features loads of images in color and black and white – including rare Eisner artwork, and tributes from artists who include Mike Allred, Jack Davis, Gilbert Hernandez, and dozens more – many of whom also share their thoughts on Eisner's work and influence. The book also features interviews with Will, and a number of other features on his legacy – and the whole thing is 252 pages, in color and black and white! Book

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New Padre MiguelBateria Nota 10 Vol 4 ... LP
Top Tape (Brazil), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice of batucada tracks, with 6 long tracks, all played with a good raw percussive vibe: 'Rtimo Da Pesada", "Ole De Tamborim", "Deixa Como Esta", "Sarro No Cafofo", "Ouricando A Mocada" and "So No Apito". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Raymond Scott & The Secret 7Unexpected ... CD
Top Rank/Basta, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great musical mystery – and one of Raymond Scott's jazziest albums of the 50s! The group on the session is Scott's "Secret 7" – a batch of unnamed jazz musicians, most likely playing here out of contract with other labels, hence the secret nature of their work on the album! In keeping with the nature of the original album, the players also aren't listed here – save for one undeniable talent, the mighty Toots Thielemans, who contributes some great sounds to the combo grooving on the set. The format is kind of a mixture of Scott's wilder arrangements from previous years, with some of the small chamber jazz work that was coming out of the east coast at the time – and although the record was originally issued on Top Rank, it's got a feel that's very much in keeping with much of the RCA sessions of the time. There's a few nice sound effects and studio tricks, but overall the real strength of the set comes from the instrumentation used – including Thelemans' harmonica, plus vibes, flute, and other more standard jazz instrumentation. Titles include "Waltz Of The Diddles", "Temptation", "In The Beginning", "A Message From Where", and "Quiet Entrance". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Phillip WalkerI Got A Sweet Tooth ... CD
Black Top, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Jossie Esteban Y La Patrulla 15Hotter Than Ever! ... CD
Top Ten Hits, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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AirtoVirgin Land ... LP
Salvation, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Alex BandEccentric (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Helicon/GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A sublime set from this hip Polish ensemble – a group who got their start in funky fusion, but who really stretch out here in a more sophisticated space too – mixing some of their electric elements with these really beautiful horn passages – arranged at a level that's full of color and life! The approach is a bit like some of the best MPS big bands of the 70s – with some keyboards and electric guitar in the mix, driving the rhythms along – while the skilled lineup of trumpets, trombone, and tenor sax carve out these soulful lines over the top – all at a level that's extremely fresh, very thoughtful, and which almost beats most American jazz of this type from the time! The style is more mid 70s than you'd guess from the date – and the album's a great lost treasure from the overlooked Polish scene. Titles include "Wet Za Wet", "Sam Na Manhattanie", "Switaniec", "Hispanzkie Izy", and "Morskie Slonce". CD features three bonus tracks – "Gra Milosna", "Fikolek", and "Tanczaca Anaconda". CD
Also available Eccentric (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Alex BandEccentric (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Helicon/GAD (Poland), 1980. Used ... $11.99
A sublime set from this hip Polish ensemble – a group who got their start in funky fusion, but who really stretch out here in a more sophisticated space too – mixing some of their electric elements with these really beautiful horn passages – arranged at a level that's full of color and life! The approach is a bit like some of the best MPS big bands of the 70s – with some keyboards and electric guitar in the mix, driving the rhythms along – while the skilled lineup of trumpets, trombone, and tenor sax carve out these soulful lines over the top – all at a level that's extremely fresh, very thoughtful, and which almost beats most American jazz of this type from the time! The style is more mid 70s than you'd guess from the date – and the album's a great lost treasure from the overlooked Polish scene. Titles include "Wet Za Wet", "Sam Na Manhattanie", "Switaniec", "Hispanzkie Izy", and "Morskie Slonce". CD features three bonus tracks – "Gra Milosna", "Fikolek", and "Tanczaca Anaconda". CD
Also available Eccentric (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on the Paris scene in the 90s – really refining a new sound, while keeping all the best bits from before – creating this new sort of darker groove that almost mixes older percussion with kind of a spacey style that's echoes proggish funk from a range of groups from Can to Cymande! There's loads of cool keyboards and tight guitar lines, and even the vocals have some spacey production that makes them fit nicely with the grooves. Titles include "Asiko", "Get Together", "Black Voices", and "The Same Blood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used ... $7.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". Includes the bonus tracks "Rosemary" and "Blueberry Park". CD

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AlquinMountain Queen ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
A nice one from Dutch scene proggy & jazzy rockers Alquin! Mountain Queen, like their previous gem, has an eclectic vibe – from heat generating organ, bass & drum funk rock dynamics, to more moody and dramatic textures. The rhythms hit pretty hard, with lots organ, nice flute, guitars, sax and some electric violin. Titles include "The Dance", "Soft-Eyed Woman", "Convicts Of The Air", "Mountain Queen", "Don And Dewey" and "Mr Barnum Junior's Magnificent And Fabulous City (Part One)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear on the top seam.)

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Gene AmmonsHello Love (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ra-Bra, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Try to find this one in your Gene Ammons discography! The cut's a nice two-part groover, very fast and driving, with organ and guitar setting up a tight and hard groove for Gene to blow in over the top. Sounds almost like George Freeman on guitar, especially on the solo. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gene AmmonsJug (alternate cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "Miles", "Trane", "Diz", and other one-name monikered stars in jazz – but even without that gimmick (which somehow lasted for years), the album's got a depth that more than gets Gene back on top, thanks to a gritty soulfulness and good sense of feeling in the grooves! Players here include Richard Wyands on piano on most numbers – plus a rare appearance by Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson on 2 numbers – one on organ, one on piano. Rhythm is by Doug Watkins on bass and JC Heard on drums – and Ray Barretto makes one of his great soul jazz appearances on drums – rolling the groove along with a nice bit of bounce throughout! Titles include "Tangerine", "Ol Man River", "Easy To Love", "Seed Shack", "Miss Lucy", and "Namely You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click.)

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Gene AmmonsLight, Bluesy, & Moody ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Late 40s/Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge both generations of jazz. The tracks are great, and are essential listening I the career of Gene Ammons. The original recordings are very tough to find – and even this album doesn't show up that often. Filled with great tracks – like "Red Top", "Hot Springs", "Concentration", "Jeet Jet", and "Odd En Dow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Andrew Soul/Steven Tang/Prof DelacroixOsunlade Atonement Sampler – Disconnected Thoughts/Sunspot/Build Her ... LP
R2 (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Some of the warmest grooves we've heard so far from Osunlade – a beautiful selection of tracks that work perfectly together – almost as if the artist himself had a hand in their creation! The tracks follow strongly in the vein of organic house that Osunlade's always brought us – but they also seem to have a special sort of glow here – one that's more subtle, but still rhythmically bold – never too over the top in the way the instrumentation glides along, with especially great work on keyboards. Most tracks are instrumental – and this EP features three tracks from the full CD – "Disconnected Thoughts" by Andrew Soul, "Sunspot" by Steven Tang, and "Build Her" by Professor Delacroix. LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasTattletale (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
A sweet funky 45 from Antibalas – one that reminds us just how seriously these guys take the "funk" part of their Afro Funk groove! The tune builds slowly – with raspy guitar lines over rumbling drums – then explodes with the kind of organ-woven groove we first loved from these guys as The Daktaris – with some exotic flourishes on the horns that make the whole thing sound wonderfully hip! The track's a great reminder that in a world of countless Afro-styled combos, Antibalas are still very much at the top of the heap! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AortaAorta ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summer Of Love pop mode – and titles include "Magic Bed", "What's In My Mind's Eye", "Heart Attack", "Strange", "Thoughts & Feelings", and "Ode To Missy Mxyzosptlk". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and a crease across the front.)

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New Apple & The 3 OrangesLove Brings Out The Best Of You/My Baby ... 7-inch
Soul 7 (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A sweet funky groover from this quirky little group – a cut that has this great snapping drum on the bottom, but warm vocals over the top! The male lead has a nice edge, which mixes with this great flute line and the great female backup – all to create this complex interplay of colors and sounds that goes way past the usual tune of this nature! "My Baby" is a bit mellower, but no less complicated – a real flurry of ideas at once, including this very cool ringing bell-like tone in the backings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that there's more 60s rawness on the record than you'd get from bigger-label funk at the time – as Ed "Apple" Nelson still works here with a mostly underground vibe! Ed plays drums – which are mighty hard on most numbers – and his vocals have this offbeat, off-kilter, over the top quality that almost reminds us a bit of the Hank Ballard/James Brown recordings for late 60s King – particularly in the way that Nelson's completely unbridled with his energy. The whole thing's great – one of the best funky collections we've heard in years – and presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information too. Titles include "Free & Easy (parts 1 & 2)", "Moon Light", "Curse Upon The World", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Down Home Publicity", "True Love Will Never Die", "Gotta Stand For Something (parts 1 & 2)", and "I'll Give You A Ring". Features a great 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Joan ArmatradingTo The Limit ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
One of Joan Armatrading's real classics of the 70s – a record that perfectly blends her acoustic soul with some slightly tighter arrangements – but all at a level that still feels really personal and spontaneous! Joan's unique singing style is very much upfront – that individual voice that no other singer's ever been able to touch – and it sounds great next to the sweetly slinky arrangements in the backings, which often mix acoustic guitar from Joan with some mellow keyboards and a slight bit of electric fuzz. There's a great sense of feeling on most tracks – but at a level that's different both from conventional soul or rock – and titles include "Bottom To The Top", "Your Letter", "Am I Blue For You", "You Rope You Tie Me", "Baby I", "Wishing", and "Barefoot & Pregnant". CD

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ArtisticsI Want You To Make My Life Over (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
One of The Artistics' most beautiful albums for Brunswick – and the one that includes the title song that was perhaps their greatest single! "I Want You To Make My Life Over" is a classic bit of Chicago soul – done at a level that really sums up all the sophisticated changes the city had brought to the music at the start of the 70s – and served up with cool vibes, great vocals, and a heavenly production style that wraps up the harmonies tightly together, and floats them over the top with nary a wrinkle! That cut kicks off the album, and things only just get better and better – on titles that include "Just Another Heartache", "Nothing But Heartaches", and "Trouble Heartache & Pain" (hey, these guys had a lot of heartache!) – plus "Out In The Country", "Sugar Cane", and "What The World Needs Now". Production's by Chi-soul geniuses Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, and Eugene Record. Also includes the bonus track – "Ain't It Strange (How People Change)". CD

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Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... CD
Magic Disc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of sound – almost like a moog at times, which gives some of these tracks a bit of a P&P Records vibe! Ashford was a member of The Funk Brothers – and a percussionist on countless classic Motown sessions – but this album was recorded in LA with a sweet electric groove, and a mix of strings and funk that almost rivals Jack's only other full album – a rare blacksploitation soundtrack. The set features full arrangements from Paul Riser, orchestrations from Gordon Staples, and the whole thing was recorded at the Marvin Gaye studios – which you can almost hear in Ashford's surprisingly great vocals. The title cut "Hotel Sheet" has this wonderful popping moogy sound that's very nice – and other tracks include "Funky Disco Party", "Shar", "Hi Mom, Hi Al", and "Get Right On Top". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". 5 bonus tracks on this Big Break UK remastered edition: single versions of "High-Rise", "It's Much Deeper and "I'm Not That Tough", plus a "High Rise (12" Version and 12" M+M Instrumental Mix)". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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AstronautsEverything Is A OK ... LP
RCA, 1964. Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a name in marker on the back and small split in the top seam. Label has a name in marker.)

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AtmosphereSouthsiders (silver colored vinyl pressing with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
The eighth album (!!!) from MN hip hop lifers Atmosphere – one of the most consistent, reliable duos in the game – and Southsiders is another honest, moody gem. Hip hop music in general doesn't get enough props as songwriter's genre, but Slug is hell of a good writer, with a compelling flow to suit, and a perfect production partner in Ant. It's as good as they've been in years. Includes "Camera Thief", "Arthur's Song", "The World Might Not Live Through The Night", "Star Shaped Heart", "Southsiders", "Bitter", "Fortunate", "Kanye West", "We Ain't Gonna Die Today", "Flicker", "Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent Rhymesayers top quality package, too – with 8-page booklet, double metallic silver colored vinyl and code for digital download.)

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Brian AugerBrian Auger ... LP
Springboard, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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Brian Auger & The TrinityDefinitely What ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Brian Auger's first album away from singer Julie Driscoll – and a landmark batch of funky organ work that made big waves in both the rock and jazz worlds at the time! Auger's really stretching out here – getting past the simple R&B of his roots, and going into a bubbling funky style that's clearly touched by chromatic inspirations from Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith – both of whom are referenced by some of the song structures on the set. The album's filled with killer organ-based instrumentals – some lean and stripped down, others full and rich – and all of them coming across with a richly soulful sound that you'd hardly expect from a member of the British rock scene! Titles include "Day In The Life", "Red Beans", "Definitely What!", and his classic "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with splitting on the top seam.)

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Australian Jazz QuintetAustralian Jazz Quintet At The Varsity Drag ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
Weird winds make this a mighty nice record – a blend of the tenor and bassoon of Errol Buddle and alto and flute of Dick Healy – all set to piano from Bryce Rhode, and vibes from the great Jack Brokensha! All players have a very strong sense of tone and color – and move together at a level that might be influence by the experiments of the Modern Jazz Quartet, but which also takes on a much more expressive feel with the presence of the reeds. Tracks are short and tightly arranged – and tunes include "So Nice", "Few Get It", "That Old Feeling", "Koala", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "So Nice". Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Australian Jazz QuintetSelections Of Rodgers & Hammerstein ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
The music of Rodgers & Hammerstein gets a very groovy twist here – thanks to the mighty talents of the Australian Jazz Quintet! The group have a great mix of instruments – both the vibes of Jack Brokensha and piano of Bryce Rhodes, and the intertwining reeds of Erroll Buddle and Dick Healey – both players who've learned a lot from the west coast scene of the early 50s, and really know how to get creative with their phrasing and solos! The vibes often give the tunes a nicely moody feel – one that's underscored even more by the reeds on some of the more exotic tunes – and titles include "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "Do I Love You", "Wonderful Guy", "Hello Young Lovers", and "March Of The Siamese Children". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, a bit of pencil, and light stains along the top and on the back.)

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AwakeningHear, Sense & Feel ... LP
Black Jazz, 1972. Good+ ... $54.99
An excellent funky fusion group from Chicago – and one of the best ensembles to record for the Black Jazz label! The group's made up of hip Chicago underground players – and includes Ken Chaney on electric piano, Ari Brown on saxes, and Frank Gordon on trumpet – a lineup that comes together with the same sort of righteous energy and soulful power as Windy City contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Earth Wind & Fire! On this first LP, they jam with a mix of righteous funk and spiritual soul jazz, mixing electric piano, choppy reeds, and tight horns with a powerful rhythm backing that never goes too over the top, and which stays in a good modal mode that works great for the soloists – soaringly expressive at a personal level, yet coming together with a really righteous group feel in the end. Tracks include "Jupiter", "Brand New Feeling", "Convulsions", and "Kera's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, two sticker on the front and green tape along all seams.)

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". CD

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Chet BakerChet Baker With Len Mercer & His Orchestra ... LP
Up Front, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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New Nikhil BanerjeeSitar Genius Of Nikhil Banerjee ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, a bit of light wear, and a small light stain on the back.)

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New Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Good+ ... $14.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a few pieces of red tape on the top and bottom edges.)

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Count BasieBasie (aka E=MC2) ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good ... $7.99
One of THE seminal Basie albums of all time – and a masterful pairing between the Count and arranger Neal Hefti! Hefti has an amazing ear for the Basie groove, and he works here to re-fit the overall sound of the group with a tighter, more fluid approach – one that ensured that they'd be alive and booming well into the 60s. The Hefti touch is one that's slightly lighter than the Basie of before – one that assumes the bump at the bottom, but never overdoes it – and instead almost uses the sound of no sound at all to carry the rhythm – while the horns at the top of the group are vamping around in these majestic charts that break out into fantastically searing solos. Basie's on piano, natch – and other players include Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Titles are all brilliant Hefti originals – and include "After Supper", "Flight Of The Foo Birds", "Teddy The Toad", "Splanky", "Fantail", and "Lil Darlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy deep groove stereo pressing. Cover has moderate wear, a split top seam and mostly split bottom seam.)

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Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
The genius of Basie meets the genius of Quincy Jones – a 60s pairing that's every bit as great as the 50s pairing of Basie and Neal Hefti! Jones and Basie worked together in a number of settings during the 60s – including a very successful album for Frank Sinatra on Reprise – but here, the pair are really going full-on and hard-swinging, in a fresh style that's got all the hipness of Quincy's budding talent in the 60s, played with the deeply soulful manner of the still-great Basie band of the time. Titles include "Rat Race", "For Lena & Lennie", "The Big Walk", "Meet BB", "Jessica's Day", "Muttnik", and "Quince". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color bar label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, splitting on the top and bottom seams, some pen notes, and edge flaking on the back paste-on.)

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New Count BasieOn My Way & Shoutin Again – Count Basie Plays Music By Neal Hefti ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
A wonderful album of 60s Basie – one that focuses on the writing and arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti's one of our favorite soundtrack composers of the decade, but in the years before his film fame, he was a frequent partner of Basie – and this album marks one of their greatest collaborations together. The tunes are very much in the "loud, then soft, then loud" mode that Hefti pioneered with Basie's angular group of the 50s – but they've also got some of the warmer, more whimsical touches that Neal would explore more fully in his later soundtrack work too. The result is a classic Basie session, but with plenty of surprises – featuring a fresh batch of tunes that includes "Jump For Johnny", "Ducky Bumps", "Rose Bud", "Shanghaied", "Together Again", and "Eee Dee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small splits on the top and bottom seams, with some pen, pencil, and light stains on the back.)
 
 
 



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