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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)... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $13.99
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 some wear, aging, small stains, an unglued top seam, a partially unglued bottom seam, and some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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New 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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New 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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First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
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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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 ... $12.99
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.)
Also available On Top Of The World ... LP 9.99

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ItOn Top Of The World ... LP
Black Market (UK), 1989. Very Good Gatefold ... $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". 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 12.99

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Tom Jones/Johnny Rivers/Freddie & The DreamersThree On Top ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

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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 ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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MergeTake It To The Top/Volcanic Voodoo ... 12-inch
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve.)

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Randy NewmanLonely At The Top – The Best Of Randy Newman ... CD
Warner, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
CD

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New 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 ... $3.99
CD

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Clark Terry/Kenny DorhamTop Trumpets ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
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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YoungbloodsHigh On A Ridge Top ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, some stains, and split top and bottom seams.)

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New VariousCold Chillin Top 4 – The Best Of Cold Chillin Records ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
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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VariousJobete – Top Ten Story In Sound ... LP
Jobete, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $18.99
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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New 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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ZZ TopAfterburner ... LP
Warner, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New ZZ TopTres Hombres ... LP
London, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original London pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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FusionTop Soul ... LP
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... Mid-October, 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

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Monguito SantamariaOn Top ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
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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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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High & MightyDick Starbuck (clean, inst)/Top Prospects (clean, inst, dirty)/High Performance (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2000. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousTop Gun ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New Paul ChambersBass On Top ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily 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 Heavy D & The BoyzBlack Coffee (Hip Hop rmx, Manslaughter rmx, ext LP)/Spend A Little Time On Top ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Black Coffee" has production by Pete Rock & Easy Moe Bee, "Spend A Little Time" produced by Marly Marl. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line (remastered & expanded) ... CD
Atlantic/WEA (UK), 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". CD also features the bonus track "Take Me Away (inst)". CD

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New Van MorrisonStill On Top – The Greatest Hits (3CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Exile, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Cozy PowellOver The Top ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... 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". CD
(Cover image differs slightly.)
Also available Top Percussion ... LP 9.99

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New Jimmy SmithOff The Top ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lean little set from Jimmy Smith's back to basics years of the early 80s – an album that's recorded in a relatively old school soul jazz mode! Jimmy's mostly playing Hammond here – but also uses a bit of Arp strings at times – and the rest of the group members include George Benson on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax – all playing in modes that are nicely laidback and open. There's a bit of 70s warmth to the production of the record, but little other in the way of modern touches – and in a way, the record almost takes us back to the sound of Jimmy during his very last years at Verve, when he'd mostly returned to small combo work. Titles include "MASH", "I'll Drink To That", "Off The Top", "Endless Love", "Mimosa Love", and "Ain't Misbehavin" – plus a few words spoken by Jimmy at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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New Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass (Jazzlore) ... 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
(Later Jazzlore pressing.)

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New ZZ TopDeguello ... LP
Warner, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New ZZ TopEliminator ... LP
Warner, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New ZZ TopFandango ... LP
London, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Texas boogie badassery from the great ZZ Top – the follow-up to the absolutely killer Tres Hombres! One side features the trio doing what it does best – slaying a live audience, this one at The Warehouse in New Orleans – and the other side features a handful of hard grooving studio tracks. Here ZZ Top proudly promises "hot, spontaneous and presented to you honestly, without the assistance of studio gimmicks." Later on they'd wholy embrace those gimmicks, but boy, did they ever kill it in the mid 70s without that stuff! Includes "Thunderbird", the greasy "Backdoor Medley", "Nasty Dogs And Funky King", "Tush" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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New ZZ TopRio Grande Mud ... LP
London, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & silver label pressing. Cover has some wear and stains.)

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New Dorothy Ashby/Junior ManceFantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby/Live At The Top ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965/1969. Used ... 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 James BrownSoul On Top ... CD
King/Verve, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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)". CD features the previously unissued bonus track "There Was A Time" – plus the full, unedited versions of 4 other tracks – appearing here for the first time ever! CD
Also available Soul On Top ... LP 13.99

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New Lena HughesQueen of The Flat Top Guitar ... CD
Tompkins Square, Early 60s. Used ... 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 Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... CD
De-Lite/Mercury, 1978. Used ... 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, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Used ... 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

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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 FusionTop Soul ... CD
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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 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 Heavy D & The BoyzBlack Coffee/Something Goin On/Keep It Goin/Sex Wit You/This Is Your Night/Spend A Little Time On Top ... 12-inch
Uptown, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo In an Uptown sleeve.)

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New Van MorrisonBack On Top ... CD
Pointblank, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 Trey MaxTop Secret Beats Vol 2 ... LP
Freeze, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stripped down beat tracks, some of them just drums, some of them drums plus a loop or two. Identified only by their BPMs, no titles, 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)
 
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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- ... $14.99
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Neville BrothersNeville-ization ... LP
Black Top, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Padre MiguelBateria Nota 10 Vol 4 ... LP
Top Tape (Brazil), 1974. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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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Gerald Sims & The DaylightersCool Breeze/Baby I Love You ... 7-inch
Tip Top, 1962. Good ... $14.99
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- ... $11.99
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- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Robert EaleyTurn Out The Lights ... CD
Black Top, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Schoolboy QOxymoron (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent./Interscope, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 Earl KingNew Orleans Street Talkin' ... CD
Black Top, 1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Tray card has some rippling from moisture. Front artwork has some creases.)

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New Maria MuldaurLouisiana Love Call ... CD
Black Top, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New DolphinsDance/Pony Race ... 7-inch
Tip Top, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New CoctailsEarly Hi Ball Years – Recordings On The Hi Ball Label 1989 to 1991 ... CD
Carrot Top, 1989/1990/1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Manny AlbamJazz Goes To The Movies ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Swinging jazz versions of "Exodus", "Paris Blues", "La Dolce Vita", "Majority Of One", "El Cid", "Slowly", and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono A-19 pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and some stains inside the gatefold.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
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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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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New 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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New 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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New 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 ... $6.99
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 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... $8.99
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 top seam.)

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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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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Good+ ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label presssing. Cover has moderate wear & aging, with a split spine.)

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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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AortaAorta ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $13.99
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 Aphrodite's Child666 ... LP
Vertigo, 1970. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the coolest rock concept albums ever – and arguably the crowning moment for Aphrodite's Child – an incredibly hip Greek group from the early 70s – featuring a young Demis Roussos on vocals, and Vangelis Papathanassiou on organ, piano, vibes, flute, and a lot of other instrumentation! Vangelis composed the whole set – as an extended piece based on the Apocalypse of St John – and the album was recorded in Paris, away from their native Greece – in a time of political unrest and cultural upheaval that's clearly referenced in the music! There's a really wide array of textures and moods on the set – from sinister to soft, freaky to peaceful, all laid out beautifully with a sense of poetry and power that few other groups could match! Irene Pappas performs a recitation, and also gives some sexy sounds on the classic "Infinity" – and other tunes include "The System", "Babylon", "Loud Loud Loud", "The Four Horsemen", "The Seventh Seal", "Aegian Sea", "The Marching Beast", "Capture Of The Beast", "Altamont", "Seven Trumpets", and "Hic Et Nunc". LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label swirl pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a split top seam, and a bit of pen on the front.)
Also available 666 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 45.99

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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 ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Want You To Make My Life Over (with bonus track) ... CD 21.99

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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
Also available I Want You To Make My Life Over ... LP 9.99

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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 & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner with a tear.)

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New AstronautsEverything Is A OK ... LP
RCA, 1964. Good+ ... $2.99
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(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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Australian Jazz QuintetAustralian Jazz Quintet At The Varsity Drag ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
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 ... $4.99
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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Vitin AvilesCon Un Combo Tipico ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Cover has light wear and a crease at the top.)

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AxidentalsAxidentally On Purpose ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a split top seam and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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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 ... $9.99
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(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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New Bar-KaysGotta Groove ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
Amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, and others – taken to new territory here by a group that was already steeped in 60s soul instrumental sounds! The cuts show a great ear for simple hooks and playful instrumental twists and turns – still with a bit of the trumpet used on Bar-Kays work of the past, but more in a groove that lets the guitar step out nicely with psychedelic soul undercurrents! Tracks include "In The Hole", "Funky Thang", "Grab This Thing", "Street Walker", "Humpin", and "Don't Stop Dancing To The Music (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has a sticker, some wear, a cutout notch, partially split top and bottom seams, moisture staining in the corners, and another small stain and a peeled mark on the back.)
 
 
 



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