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AdvanceTake Me To The Top Remix (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
X Energy (Italy), 1982. Very Good+ (pic cover).... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry Is On Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
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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Johnny CashHip Top Hits With The Tennessee Two – 1955 to 1958 Recordings ... CD
Charly (UK), Mid/Late 50s. Used .... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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 – 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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CouncilWe're On Top Of Thang's (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Rancore, 1998. Sealed .... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ Stitches & Rhyme Va-lorThese Are The Dayz/Top Emcee ... 12-inch
Waxwerkz, 1998. Near Mint- .... $24.99
Straight ahead underground hip hop. "Top Emcee" uses atmospheric production and updates some verses from "The Message." The rhymes on "These Are The Days" sound almost like something from 1992-94, but in a good way. No production credits, but they talk about Gulianni, so we're guessing they're from NY. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Doug E Fresh/JadeSuperstition (album, acapella, inst w/backgrounds)/Keep On Risin (master, no rap, acapella, rap to top version) ... 12-inch
Hollywood, 1997. Near Mint- .... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Fred FrithTop Of His Head ... LP
Made To Measure (Belgium), 1989. Near Mint- .... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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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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JinTop 5 (Dead Or Alive) (radio, main, inst)/Perspective (main, clean)/Carpe Diem ... 12-inch
Draft, 2005. Near Mint- .... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Masta Ace IncorporatedBorn To Roll (voc, inst)/Saturday Night Live (voc, inst)/Top Ten List (uncensored, inst) ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl, 1993. Near Mint- (reissue).... $9.99
Three classics from Masta Ace on this reissue single, including "Top Ten List", that was previously only released as a promo single. Masta Ace returns to his classic production and vocal style on by far his best track after the Slaughterhouse LP. Between the top ten list of rules for MC's, the chorus uses a dope stuttering cut-in of KRS saying, "At eight you're a sucker, at seven a motherf*cker" sampled from (?) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Masta Ace IncorporatedTop Ten List (orig, censored)/Turn It Up (censored, dub, censored rmx, dub rmx) ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl, 1996. Very Good+ .... $14.99
The cut here is "Top Ten List", that was only released as a promo single. Masta Ace returns to his classic production and vocal style on by far his best track after the Slaughterhouse LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MC LyteParty Going On (voc, inst)/Top Billin (voc, acapella)/This Emcee ... 12-inch
East West, 1998. Sealed .... $5.99
Off the later Seven & Seven LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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O'JaysBack On Top ... CD
Collectables, Early 70s. Used .... $6.99
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". CD

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New Os MutantesTop Top/It's Very Nice Pra Xuxu ... 7-inch
Polydor (Brazil), 1971. Very Good .... $19.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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PacewonSunroof Top(radio, main, instr.)/ Locked (radio, main, instr.) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ .... $21.99
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
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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RaidermenTop Dollar (clean, inst)/Strategy ... 12-inch
Raidermen, 1997. Sealed .... $4.99
Strategy features Natural Elements, Sean Prince, Lace Da Booms, & Mike Zoot. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Candi StatonTop 20 Greatest Hits ... CD
Black Tulip, 1970s/1980s. Used .... $16.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Top Authority93 (voc, radio)/Ain't Worth No Cash/No Love (9mm remix) ... 12-inch
TRAK, 1993. Near Mint- .... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Top AuthorityHow Much Can A Brother Take (radio edit remix, smooth funk remix, 93 remix, cd version) ... 12-inch
TRAK, 1994. Near Mint- .... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

Exact matches24
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VariousBillboard Top R&B Hits 1960 ... CD
Rhino, 1960. Used .... $3.99
CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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VariousBillboard Top R&B Hits 1974 ... CD
Rhino, 1961/1989. Used .... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousTop Deck Presents Ska Vocalists – 40 Crucial Vocal Classics ... CD
Universal (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
The birth of ska – served up in a host of hard-edged classics from the early years – great Jamaican tracks that sound a lot more like soul music than most later incarnations of the genre – no surprise, given that many of these cuts were crafted from the strong influence of American radio on the Kingston airwaves! The rhythms are definitely what you'd call ska, but the vocals often have a deeper approach than we're used to in later work of the genre – heavily tilted towards the soul and R&B side of the spectrum, especially when more than one singer is featured on a track – and often mixed with razor-sharp instrumentation that packs the punch of a vintage funky 45! Titles include "Valley Of Green" and "Take Your Time" by Jackie Opel, "Men Alone" by The Deacons, "Lonely & Blue Boy" by Ferdie Nelson, "Sweet Dreams" by Bibby & The Astronauts, "Snake In The Grass" by Larry Marshall, "Ten Virgins" by The Angelic Brothers, "Everyday" by The Avalons, "My Darling Josephine" by Joe G Henry, "Dream For Tomorrow" by Al & The Vibrators, "Fresh Out Of Love" and "Someone" by The Jetts, and "Never Too Young To Learn" by Andy & The Avalons. 40 tracks in all! CD

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BreakawayBreakaway/Right On To The Top ... CD
New Copy .... Spring 2014
CD

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BreakawayStraight On To The Top ... LP
1979. New Copy (reissue).... Spring 2014
LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches29
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VariousExtra Rich In Soul – 15 Top Quality Tracks From The Soul Junction Label ... CD
New Copy .... Around March 15, 2014 (delayed)
CD

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New Dorothy Ashby/Junior ManceFantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby/Live At The Top ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965/1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two obscure Atlantic jazz albums on one CD! The real winner here is The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby – as Dorothy gets a cool breezy sound out of the harp that's unlike any other player we've ever heard on the instrument. This session doesn't have the funky soul sound of her later Cadet albums, but all of her work is great, and the record shines with a tight approach to rhythm – thanks to excellent backing from Richard Davis, Willie Bobo, and Grady Tate. Tracks include "Flighty", "Nabu Corfa", "Dodi Li", and "Essence of Sapphire". The Junior Mance album's a live one, recorded at The Top Of The Gate, with David Newman in the group playing flute and tenor on two tracks. All tunes are done in long versions, and titles include "I Wish I Knew", "Turning Point", and "Before This Time Another Year". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Capone-N-NoreagaTONY – Top Of New York (radio clean, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Penalty, 1997. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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New Whit DickeyBig Top ... CD
Wobbly Rail, 1999. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fierce work by the Whit Dickey quartet – featuring drummer Dickey, guitarist Joe Morris, bassist Chris Lightcap, and sax player Rob Brown. The set features a great long take on Eric Dolphy's "The Prophet", a version of Monk's "Skippy", and the originals "The Immortals" and "Big Top". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches33
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New Lord AlibaskiLyrics In Motion (voc, inst)/Top Gun (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tuff City, 1989. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Production by DJ Mark the 45 King. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tuf sleeve.)

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New Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! Phillip Mitchell is a bit like his Atlantic Records contemporary Sam Dees – in that he wrote a lot of material for other singers, recorded a handful of singles, and worked mostly in the southern scene – but he also had a sophisticated, modern style that sounded a lot more like work coming out of New York, Philly, or Chicago. This lost album for Atlantic is a great example of that fact – as it was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but also features some Philly elements too – creating a great mix of modes that's wonderfully unique! There's a feel here that's just like some of the best work from Leroy Hutson, Johnny Bristol, or Leon Ware at the same time – a majestic, mature approach to soul that's simply tremendous. Titles include "In Between Lovers", "Top Of The Line", "I'm So Happy", "Let's Get Wet", "Paying The Price", and "If It Ain't Love It'll Go Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a tracklist sticker.)

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New MudhoneyOn Top (with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sub Pop, 2014. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mudhoney live On Top – literally! The Seattle garage-punk-grunge legends doing their thing live in the at the top of the Seattle Space Needle. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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New Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 wear.)

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New Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... LP
RCA, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of Sonny's great solo work! Stitt's in perfect form by this point – blowing freely above a core brass group that features Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland, and Willie Ruff – arranged tightly by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, yet still given enough room to swing with a heck of a lot of soul! Also quite nice is the organ work on the set by the obscure female player Perri Lee – a great little groover with a lean sound that cuts through the arrangements and really makes them sparkle! Titles include "Souls Valley", "On A Misty Night", "Stittsie", "Poinciana", "Sea Sea Rider", and "The Four Ninety". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Bill WithersTop Bill ... CD
Sony, 1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New CD Plastic Sleeves30 Polyclear Japanese Open Top Plastic Sleeves – Jewel Case Single CD ... Record Care
Nagaoka (Japan), New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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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New Werner MuellerTropical Nights/Top Hits In Color ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of easy instrumental groovers from maestro Werner Muller! Tropical Nights is exactly what's promised in the title – a sweet take on Latin and Caribbean modes, served up with lots of jazzy touches and some mighty nice rhythms! There's a bit of German easy scoring in the mix – that bright, peppy sound of the economic miracle of the 60s – but other elements are still very much in the best crossover Latin exotic modes – like work by Edmundo Ros. Titles include "Poinciana", "Adios", "Manana", "Spanish Harlem", "Delicado", and "Amapola". Top Hits In Color features Werner Muller stirring up a pot of 50s pop hits – all redone here as instrumentals with lots of vivid touches! Some have strings, some have wordless vocals, and all swirl together nicely in the hands of Muller – titles that include "It's Not For Me To Say", "Tammy", "All The Way", "It's All In The Game", "A Fool Such As I", and "I Miss You So". CD

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New Jimmy RuffinJimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great full length album from Motown's mighty Jimmy Ruffin – and a set with a lot deeper soul sound than you'd guess from the "top ten" in the title! The music's not commercial, but some of the sharpest Motown soul of the time – the kind of work that made the young Jimmy as important a solo male act to Motown as Marvin Gaye – thanks to a wonderfully crackling, raspy style of singing that makes any tune really stand out strongly. Some of the numbers here are originals associated with Ruffin, and others are 60s hits by others – but completely remade by Jimmy with his wonderful approach – and titles include the classic "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted", plus "I've Passed This Way Before", "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got", "World So Wide Nowhere To Hide", "Black Is Black", "Bless You", "How Can I Say I'm Sorry", and "As Long As There Is Love". CD

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New Shleu ShleuShleu Shleu Et Top Shleu (Back To Stay/Les Bibles De Orchestras/Original Shleu Shleu/Creation) ... CD
Rotel, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
Four great albums from this hip Haitian group – all packaged together in one nicely-priced set! First up is Back To Stay – a set that features Haitian grooves, but from the New York scene – making for an excellent mix of modes that really keeps things interesting! The core sounds have that bouncy vibe you'd expect from the Caribbean, but there's definitely some horn arrangements that show some American influences from funk and Latin, and maybe even a bit of jazz – all well-recorded here with a style that avoids any of the too-polished modes that can sometimes hold back a record like this. Tony Moise handles most of the arrangements and music – and also plays lead tenor – and titles include "Haiti", "Mariage", "Devine", and "Boat People". The other three albums – Les Bibles De Orchestras, Original Shleu Shleu, and Creation – all have a similar feel – and the 2CD package features 25 tracks in all! CD

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New Owen GreyRoom At The Top ... LP
World Enterprise, Late 80s. Used .... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lena HughesQueen of The Flat Top Guitar ... CD
Tompkins Square, Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great and rare solo guitar record by Lena Hughes – issued here by Tompkins Square – a label that's put out some of the best fingerstyle guitar folk releases in recent memory – in both the contemporary and archival realms! Queen Of The Flat Top Guitar is an archival release in their Long Gone Sound Series – and it's one of best yet! Lena, born in 1904, was rural Missourian amateur guitarist and mainstay at Ozarks area folk festivals. This record is her one-and-only known album – and though she's also remembered as a fine fiddler and banjo player, it finds her focusing on flat top guitar in the tradition of 19th century parlor music. Warm and wonderful stuff – as inviting as anything we've heard on Tompkins Square. Includes "Pearly Dew", "Under The Double Eagle", "Letter Edged In Black", "Blue Heaven", "Galloway Bay", "You Are The Only Star Of My Blue Heaven", "Spanish Fan-Dango", "Kentucky Moon Waltz", "Silver Treads Among The Gold", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and"Cedar Brook Waltz". CD

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New BB KingBlues On Top Of Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC (Japan), 1967. Used .... Out Of Stock
There's some bigger arrangements here than you'd usually get on a BB King album of the 60s – but they're used in a really great way that makes the album one of our favorites by King from his years at ABC! Johnny Pate arranged and produced, and he gives the whole thing a Chicago soul punch that's mighty nice – a mix of blues and soul that's not unlike some of the best Bobby Blue Bland work at Duke a few years before – and a blend that's really a lot like some of the best indie soul coming out of Chicago's west side in the late 60s too. The album's a killer all the way through, and it's great to hear BB in such a setting – on cuts that include "Dance With Me", "Heartbreaker", "I'm Not Wanted Anymore", "Having My Say", "That's Wrong Mama", "Now That You've Lost Me", "Until I Found You", and "Worried Dream". CD
(SHM CD pressing. Includes obi.)
 
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Close matches47
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Sallie BlairMore Than Anything/That Remains To Be Seen ... 7-inch
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good .... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Boo-Dah Bliss CrewPass The Boo-Dah(voc, inst)/Pass The Dutchie (inst dub) ... 12-inch
Top Flight, 1983. Near Mint- .... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have pen.)

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Angel CanalesEl Sentimento Del Latino En Nueva York ... CD
Selanac/Top Ten Hits, Late 70s. Used .... $11.99
A great lost 70s New York session from Angel and his group! The sound is very tight, with a smoothly produced salsa sound, but still a lot of rootsiness in the playing, and Angel's vocals are nice and soulful. Canales put the whole thing together himself, and issued it on his own Selanac label (Canales spelled backwards!) Includes the nice descarga track "Soy Del Monte", plus "La Humanidad", "Nostalgia", and "Panama Soberama". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available El Sentimento Del Latino En Nueva York ... LP 23.99

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Chords/ClassmatesRock Me/It's Your Thing ... 7-inch
Top Pop Hits, Very Good (reissue).... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Disco InfernoIn Debt ... CD
Carrot Top, 1995. Used .... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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DolphinsDance/Pony Race ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Mid 60s. Good .... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Milagros HernandezLa Milagros ... LP
Top Hits, 1986. Sealed .... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Money IncDa Good Life (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Top Cat, 1997. Very Good+ .... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rappin' 4-TayBrin' The Beat Back (album, inst, radio)/What's Wrong Wit The Game (album, inst)/Where Ya Playn' At ... 12-inch
Rag Top Records, 1997. Sealed .... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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- .... $24.99
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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Success-N-EffectRoll It Up My N!gger (voc, inst)/Roll It Up My Homeboy ... 12-inch
On Top, 1989. Near Mint- .... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Earl HookerPlay Your Guitar Mr Hooker ... CD
Black Top, 1950s/Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Schoolboy QOxymoron (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New DaylightersFor My Baby/Sweeter ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a light stain.)

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New Os LobosMiragem (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Top Tape/Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A very cool Brazilian rock group from the early 70s – one who step out here with some touches that almost remind us more of French rock from the time than the usual MPB – and some groovy psychedelic modes as well! Arrangements can be full – a mix of strings interlaced with tighter group work on guitar, organ, bass, and drums – and this approach brings an especially nice quality when female singer Cristina is in the lead – giving the tunes the baroque finish that makes her feel like some lost chanteuse. Male singer Antonio Claudio also sings on the record – sometimes solo, sometimes in cool duets with Cristina – and titles include "You", "Seu Lobo", "Miragem", "Santa Teresa", "Doroteia", "Carro Branco", and "Pasta Dental Sabor Chicletes". CD also features four bonus tracks – including "Let Me Sing", "Eu Sou Eu Nicuri E O Diabo", "O Pente", and "Na Sombra Da Amendoeira". CD

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New Marvin SantiagoEn Vivo Desde La Carcel Regional De Bayamon ... LP
Top Hits, 1981. Used .... Out Of Stock
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New VariousLook At The Sun – Precious Seconds Thought Gone From The British Underground 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Top Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New RX LordGhetto Bass ... CD
On Top, 1994. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Nolan StruckRollin With Nolan ... CD
Top Star, 2000. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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New AkidoAkido ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold .... $29.99
An obscure Afro Funk combo from the early 70s – produced by Ronnie Lane of The Faces, who may very well have been inspired by Ginger Baker's love of the style! The record's got some pretty heavy guitar work, and there's lots of funky rock running through the grooves – so those African-inspired rhythms are touched by more than a bit of heavy tripped out electric fuzz. Titles include "Wajo", "Awade", "Happy Song", "Psychedelic Baby", "Midnight Lady", "Blow", and "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and mostly split top & bottom seams.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good .... $11.99
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability to work strongly in an ensemble, yet also break out with strong solo work when the moment comes – and the lineup includes Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Art Farmer – with rhythm by the trio of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tracks are long, with more room for soloing than usual on this sort of album – and nearly all of them are originals by Manny. Titles include "Minor Matters", "Blues From Neither Coast", and "Latined Fracture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". CD

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Gene AmmonsJug ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good .... $6.99
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
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, some wear, some stains, and aging on the back. Label has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Ann MargretOn The Way Up ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good .... $14.99
One of the most respectable of Ann-Margret's 60s sides for RCA – an early effort that features some tunes recorded in Nashville with Chet Atkins, who gives the lady a nicely countrified bounce! Side one is the "rock side", and has Ann doing some especially nice numbers in this mode – never too over the top and with electric bass setting a nice tone for the tunes. Dick Pierce also handles some arrangements on the set too – a bit more in the usual Ann-Margret mode, but still never too over the top. Titles include "Oh Lonesome Me", "Slowly", "What Do You Want From Me", "I Just Don't Understand", "His Ring", and "Could It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has a spot of yellowed tape with a small rip on the spine, a bit of splitting on the top seam, and light aging, with a sticker and two ink stamps on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Ann Margret & Al HirtBeauty & The Beard ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good- .... $0.99
Just to get things straight: Ann's the Beauty and Al's the Beard – and they're paired together in this surprisingly tasty set that stands as one of Ann's jazziest albums for RCA! Part of the strength is from arranger Marty Paich, who has Al's trumpet and Ann's voice working with a small group that includes Red Norvo on vibes and Al Hendrickson on guitar. Tunes are a bit laidback, especially for Ann – and titles include "Mutual Admiration Society", "Personality", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Little Boy", and "The Best Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has light wear, a stained corner, and a small split on the top seam.)

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ApaniSpot Me (street, edit, inst)/Million Eyes (street, edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Bronx Science, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover).... $1.99
Produced by Celph Titled. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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ApostlesOnye Akpa/Oshi Onwu ... 7-inch
Academy/Voodoo Funk, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $7.99 12.99
Early 70s Afro Funk treasures by the Apostles on a stunning 45 – material mined in a joint effort by Academy & Voodoo Funk – both among of the most reverent and respectful diggers of rare African recordings around these days! The Apostles have a unique vibe of their own, though they carry the influences of, and a love for, the global funk and soul of their time. "Onye Akpa" pulls us right in with loose-limbed, yet walloping drums and a relentless rhythm. Punctuated with woozy organ and sweet guitar lines under shout soul vocals, this one kills all the way! "Oshi Onwu" on the other side is cut from the same sweaty cloth, begging you to shout along with the vocals and then slays you with a funky drum break and limber guitar solo. Top notch all the way down to the picture sleeve. Don't miss out! 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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Louis ArmstrongHere's Louis Armstrong ... LP
Vocalion, 1968. Very Good- .... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl on Side 2 has a pressing flaw bump that clicks a bit on tracks three and four, with a bit of grease pencil. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape with some splitting on the spine, and a sticker on the back.)

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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 a cutout notch.)

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Fred AstaireAstaire Story (3LP set) ... LP
Verve/DRG, 1952. Near Mint- 3LPs .... $11.99
A really amazing set of recordings – vocal sessions done by Fred Astaire in the later season of his career – recorded in the studio with intimate backing by a Verve group that includes Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, and Flip Phillips! The material features lovely new interpretations of tunes made famous by Astaire in films, but offered here in a much more relaxed, jazz-based mode. And whether you're a fan of his films or not, Astaire is one heck of a great singer – and hearing him in a setting like this, without the distraction of dancing or film, is really great proof of that fact! Titles include "Cheek To Cheek", "S'Wonderful", "You're Easy To Dance With", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Top Hat White Tie & Tails", "No Strings", and "I Concentrate On You" – plus a few instrumental numbers by the combo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has some wear.)

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New Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used .... $6.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Baby BlakNo Coast Allstars (radio, inst, BBK's alternate verse)/Economix (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Rapster (UK), 2003. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Another great true hip hop single from Rapster by Baby Blak, the Philly-bred cat who's worked with Dilated Peoples, Joey Chavez and scores of others. On "No Coast All Stars" Baby Blak is joined by Planet Asia and Obie Trice over a crisp beat and funky synth line – but it's all about the verbal flow on this cut, and the crew (particularly PA's on the main and BB's alternate vocal track) are at the top of their game. "Economix" is built around another spacey synth, this one overdubbed for maximum effect – with some nicely placed scratches and a Guru-like vocal delivery. The most promising cuts yet from Baby Blak! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Burt BacharachHit Maker! – Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits ... LP
Kapp, 1965. Very Good .... $4.99
A great batch of early work from Burt Bacharach – one of the first albums to be issued under his own name, and proof that Mr B was head and shoulders above most of the other arrangers and composers of his time! At some level, the style here is a bit more traditional than some of Burt's later work – with strings and vocal chorus used on many numbers – but the tight, focused, syncopated Bacharach groove is already very firmly on place – on a set of all original numbers, done as instrumentals with some really incredible production! Voices float next to tinkling piano, sweeping strings, and stepping rhythms that show that even when things are mellow, they can still be a bit funky – and the record easily takes 60s easy to a whole new level of maturity and sophistication. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "What's New Pussycat?", "The Last One To Be Loved", "Saturday Sunshine", "24 Hours From Tulsa", and "A House Is Not A Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo pressing. Cover has some edge wear, a spot of tape with a small rip on the spine, a small center split on the top seam, a bit of pen, and an ink stamp on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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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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Ginger Baker's Air ForceGinger Baker's Air Force ... CD
Atco/Lemon (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Out of the wreckage of Cream came some very hip grooves! Ginger Baker was the hippest of the group's 3 members – and although he's often credited by soul fans for his work with Fela, he should also get a hats off for his work with the group Air Force – essentially a 10-piece (which seems to have been expanded beyond even that number for this set) that came up with some of the most monstrous art funk jamming we've heard! At its base, the group's in the jazz rock mode – with players that include Brit jazz luminaries Phil Seamen, Harold McNair, and Graham Bond, plus rockers like Baker, Steve Winwood, Denny Laine, and Rick Grech. The tracks are all long groovers in a post-beat group mode – and the best tracks have a jamming sound that's pretty over the top! It's full of the propulsive, Afro-influenced bass and percussion, some wild, jazz funk flute and sax, plus amazing work on violin, guitar and occasional, ephemeral vocals. Awesome stuff – one of the best and most innovative live albums of the era! Titles include "Da Da Man", "Aiko Biaye", "Do What You Like", "Doin It", and "Don't Care". It's about time this thing arrived on CD! CD

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Baltimore & Ohio Marching BandBaltimore & Ohio Marching Band Plays Music From The Comics ... LP
Jubilee, Late 60s. Very Good .... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, with a small split on the top seam.)

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Charlie Barnet & His OrchestraRedskin Romp ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good .... $9.99
Later work from swing sax giant Charlie Barnet. While this theme seems rather un-PC these days, the style here is even more sophisticated than before – as the Barnet groove is updated with some nice 50s arrangements from Billy May. Includes Barnet's famous playing of "Cherokee", plus "Iroquois", "Comanche War Dance", "Pale Moon", "Indian Summer", and "Redskin Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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BeatlesBeatles VI ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good .... $6.99
Titles include "Eight Days A Week", "Words Of Love", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "Every Little Thing", and "Yes It Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green apple label stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, cutout hole, some tape, a sticker, some peeling and WGN Library letters on both sides.)

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New Bee GeesMorning Of My Life – The Best Of The Bee Gees 1965/1966 ... CD
Warner (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Wonderful lost work from The Bee Gees – some surprisingly wonderful Australian recordings, made in the few years before their American debut! The vocal strengths of the group are already firmly in place – those amazing harmonies with a quality that's unlike any other act we can think of – rising together on these beautiful little tunes that have a simplicity that's really a nice contrast to later years – which lets us focus on the vocals even more! Some moments are nice and raw, too – with sharper guitars and tighter drums that almost echo the coming psych and garage sounds of the US – but mixed with the trio's voices in this really great way. If you've only ever heard early Bee Gees on Atco, you'll find a heck of a lot to love here – on a set of 24 tracks that includes "The Storm", "Spicks & Specks", "I Am The World", "I Want Home", "Butterfly", "Jingle Jangle", "Playdown", "Second Hand People", "And The Children Laughing", "Wine & Women", "Coalman", "How Many Birds", and "Top Hat". CD

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Elmer BernsteinGreat Escape ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $3.99
Nice tune! The groovy main theme to this one far outlived the film, and showed up all over the place in the 60s – on instrumental theme records, TV spoofs, and other oddball sources. The rest of the score's pretty great, too – and features some compelling orchestrations by Bernstein, who's working at his hardest here to top him work on the Bridge On The River Kwai. Some tracks reprise the theme, and others have more of a dramatic sound. Titles include "On The Road", "Cooler & Mole", "Blythe", "Discovery", "Premature Plans", and "The Chase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and light stains.)

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Big BoiVicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Def Jam, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99 18.98
Big Boi's got plenty of help this time around – a huge array of guest talents that includes Sleepy Brown, Phantogram, TI, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, Bosko, and many others – but there's still a nicely unified feel to the set – a strength of vision that holds on even in the more commercially-tuned numbers, of which there are definitely a few that should push this one over the top! Titles include "Shoes For Running", "Apple Of My Eye", "CPU", "In The A", "The Thickets", "Lines", "Tremendous Damage", and "Descending". Deluxe edition features 3 bonus songs! CD

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Black IceBlack Ice ... CD
HDM, Late 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 15.98
A heavy groover from Black Ice – an old school harmony act at the core, but working here in a sweet clubby mode for the 70s! The approach is quite similar to the best group soul coming from Philly at the time – with some wicked upbeat numbers that step along beautifully – not Sigma-bred, but with a similar blend of tight rhythms on the bottom, soaring strings on the top, and funky instrumentation in the middle – more than enough to really get the vocal interplay going between the group's five members! Arrangements are by Ray Jackson – and the set also features a few nice mellower numbers to round out the sound – including the great stepper "The Wine Is Bitter (But The Grapes Are Sweet)" – alongside other tracks that include "Shakedown", "Blind Over You", "Touch", "Girl That's What I Call Love", "I Want You Back", and "Making Love In The Rain". CD

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Black Market BrassBig Muffler/Snake Oil Man ... 7-inch
Secret Stash, 2013. New Copy .... $5.99
Killer contemporary Afrobeat from Black Market Brass! "Big Muffler" has deep sounds at the bottom that perfectly match the sharp guitar and horns on the top – a brooding bassy energy that really gives the whole thing a very classic feel – and a sound that's mighty funky too! "Snake Oil Man" is mighty great too – a bit more, well, snakey in approach – but in a way that makes for some mighty great keyboards between the horns and rhythms! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black UhuruSinsemilla (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Mango (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $28.99
A great one from Black Uhuru! Sinsemilla had a lot to live up to as the follow up to the burning Showcase, but the harmony trio of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson rise to the occasion under the heavy guidance of Sly & Robbie. While it didn't produce as many singular hits as some of other other prime records, this one's still solid from top to bottom, with mighty, might Taxi productions grooves throughout. 8 tracks in all: "Happiness", 'World Is Africa", "Push Push", "There Is Fire", "No Loafing (Sit & Wonder)", "Sinsemilla", "Endurance" and "Vampire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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Ran Blake & Anthony BraxtonMemory Of Vienna ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1988. New Copy .... $19.99
A wonderful pairing of talents – the moody, enigmatic piano of Ran Blake – and the sharp-toned alto of Anthony Braxton! The set's a sublime piano/sax duet to match similar experiments by Mal Waldron and Marion Brown, or Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand – and it's an added plus for folks like us who dig the straighter side of Braxton's playing – as the set's mostly built around jazz standards, which are put forth in these core, blocky, modernist modes by Blake – then given a soulful finish on the top by Braxton! Titles include "Four", "Soul Eyes", "Just Friends", "Round Midnight", and "Yardbird Suite". CD

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleySekunde ... CD
Hippo (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy .... $3.99
A great new album from this 70s Afro Funk legend – work that shows that Gydeu Blay Ambolley hasn't lost a bit of his groove over the years! There's a really great approach to the album that keeps things fresh – a sound that's lean and stripped-down, and not overproduced at all – creating a vibe that almost makes you think the record came from some Ghanian studio in the 70s! Gyedu Blay handles lead vocals and tenor, and the set features loads of tight percussion that bubbles along beautifully in an Afro Funk groove – plus tight horns on the top, and a bit of fuzzy guitar to give things a nice edge. Lyrics are nice and sharp, and titles include "Afrika Yie", "Game", "Bad Bad Boy", "Blakk Man Dey Suffer", "E Dey Walk For Ground", "Viktims", and "O Maame O Papa". CD

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BlowflyBlowfly At The Movies ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Near Mint- .... $29.99
The Blowfly groove meets the sound of the blacksploitation generation! Blow's always pretty great on these classic recordings, but he does an even better job here – singing funky parodies of 70s action films, as well as other soul hits from the same era – in a way that's a great parody on some of the bigger movies of the time. The band's nice and tight – hitting some funky lines on the drum and bass parts, as Blow sings over the top in his crazily raspy voice. Not one to play for your parents – but a great party record for anyone else! Titles include "Superfly", "Cross 110th Street", "The Ghetto", "Freddy's Dick Is Dead", "Funky Spermy Days", "Trouble Man", and "The God-Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing.)

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BlowflyZodiac Blowfly ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Very Good- .... $11.99
One of the greatest Blowfly records ever! The album follows in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley's Zodiac albums – and offers up some excellent funky tunes, all based around the different symbols of the zodiac, and all done with the usual Blowfly porno sense of humor! The backing is great – and nearly every cut has a strong funk or soul groove behind it – with the music really integrated into the performance, and not just layered in underneath the monologue. Great stuff – with a Zodiac humping cover to boot! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and some light staining along the top.)

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New Booker TSound The Alarm (with download) ... LP
Stax, 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
The legendary Booker T – sounding funkier and more soulful than we've heard in years – and really stepping out here in a rich new format! The set has Book soaring over the top on Hammond throughout – working on grooves that are co-crafted with the Avila Brothers, who include Bobby Ross Avila – an artist who's matured in a surprisingly nice way! Each new tune features some key guest appearance – so that the sound is really fleshed out nicely by the talents of folks like Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, Poncho Sanchez, Estelle, Ted Jones, Jay James, and Luke James. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis add in a bit of production, too – but in ways that are surprisingly well-tuned for Booker's music – and titles include "66 Impala", "Father Son Blues", "Can't Wait", "Sound The Alarm", "All Over The Place", "Fun", "Broken Heart", and "Gently". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of the album!)

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New Taka BoomMiddle Of The Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1983. Used .... $7.99
Taka Boom really sounds great in this set of 80s grooves – tunes recorded in the middle part of the decade, but with some of the leaner styles of a few years before – that near-perfect blend of beats and keyboards that sums up early 80s soul at its best! Taka's vocals have a strong sense of force here, but are never too over the top – just right in line with the punch in the rhythms, and a bit of a change from her disco years. Titles include "Rock Yo World", "Middle Of The Night", "Butter Me Up", "Climate For Love", "Love On The Side", "Wait & See", "Love Bank", and "Pleasure Unit". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Love Party (ext mix)", and dub and extended mixes of "Middle Of The Night". CD

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Earl BosticDance To The Best Of Bostic ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $4.99
Titles include "Flamingo", "Always", "Smoke Rings", "What No Pearls", "Jungle Drums", and "Seven Steps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has partially split top and bottom seams.)
 
 
 



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