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New TramaTrama (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cat/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums on the legendary TK Records label – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the imprint back in the 70s! This sole album by Trama is a stone cooker all the way through – done up in a heavy ensemble funk mode of the time, with some extra sharp bits around the edges – and a slight spiritual undercurrent too – almost a Soul Cal vibe at times! The guitars snake nicely around the keyboards, and Donna Allen's lead vocals really sparkle on some of the best numbers – widening the soulful appeal of the grooves, while the rest of the group still do their thing on instrumentation and backup vocals. Production is by Sax Kari, who's clearly going for a club vibe, but leaves nice rough bits around the edges – which gives the record a less polished feel than other TK disco records, and much more of an indie 12" sort of groove! Titles include "Gimme Some Lovin", "Captain Of The Ship", "If I Ever Do Wrong", "Come With Me", "Straight Groove", and "It's Amazing". CD
 
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New BossacucanovaBossacucanova Revisited ... CD
Trama (Brazil), Used ... $4.99
Although only a few years old, this one's by now a seminal work in the new tradition of modern bossa grooves – the start of the Zirigbum label, and it's tradition of taking new and old bossa talents, and fusing a sound that's become quite popular over the years! The group's led by Marcio Menescal, son of the legendary 60s bossa artist Roberto Menescal – and titles include new remixes of tracks that include "Maria Moila" by Carlos Lyra, "Berbimbau" by Os Cariocas, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Claudia Telles, "O Barquino" by Roberto Menescal, and "Meditacao" by Wanda Sa. CD

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Tom ZeJogos De Armar ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2000. Used 2CD ... $2.99
Incredible new work from Tom Ze – possibly his best since the 70s! The style of the album reminds us very much of his groundbreaking post-Tropicalia records – with a mixture of spare guitar, vocals, and percussion, all filtered and sifted into a mad mad blend that's completely beyond description. Ze's lost none of his edge on this recording – and the 14 tracks that make up the album are a perfect complement to any of his albums from the 70s. Titles include "Jimi Renda-Se", "Passagem De Som", "Medo De Mulher", "Conto De Fraldas", "Asa Branca", "Cafuas, Guetos E Santuarios", and "Sonhar". Plus, the CD comes with a "CD Auxilhar" that includes a bunch of extra material! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bena LoboSabado ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful little album from Bena Lobo – way way better than the last time we heard him a few years back, and a blend of soul, funk, and modern Brazilian grooves that firmly puts him in the best company of his labelmates at Trama Records! There's a definite samba undercurrent to some of the best tunes, but the execution is also more tightly modern – in a way that has the same sort of energy that first grabbed us in the work of Seu Jorge, although a slightly different sound overall. But as with Jorge, there's a quality to these tunes that often goes far beyond language – an appeal that's universal, even when the rhythms aren't funky – and a sense of soul that marks Bena's music as way more than just the happy accident of a few key styles. Titles include "Sabado", "Imagem E Semelhanca", "Amor Seguro", "Espelho Da Noite", "Um Novo Amor", and "Beijo Bom". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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New BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". CD
Also available Dois (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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New BatidaDois (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of whole album!)
Also available Dois ... CD 11.99

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New VariousRole – New Sounds Of Brazil – Infectious Tracks From Brazil's Eclectic Contemporary Music Scene ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of contemporary work from Brazil – a double-length package that features a few cuts by artists we already know and love, plus lots more from genius young talents we're discovering here for the first time ever! The vibe is very much in the more left-leaning, experimental side of Brazil – styles that borrow a bit from Anglo indie rock at points, but often go off strongly in their own directions – following individual paths that remind us of 00s work on labels like Trama or Tratore! Lucas Santtana and Arnaldo Antunes both make appearances – and will give you an idea of the vibe here – and other tracks include "Moreno Morenado" by Dona Onete, "Alakoro" by Meta Meta, "Sob O Signo Do" by Zulumbi, "Ping Pong" by Lurdez Da Luz, "Veolicidade Do Eletro" by Gang Do Eletro, "Motim" by Baleia, "Na Garafa" by Trupe Cha De Boldo, "Fuga No 3 Da Rua Nestor, "So Um Beijo" by Madame Rrose Selavy, and "Canna Intucao" by Graveola. 43 tracks in all! CD
 
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New Milt JacksonAll-Star Bags ... LP
Blue Note, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
An excellent set that features some of the best work that Milt Jackson ever recorded! The 2LP set features tracks from the late 50s sessions Hank Mobley & His All Stars (issued on Blue Note) and Bag's Opus (issued on United Artists), plus a number of tracks from early 50s 10" albums, including ones that came out under Jackson's name or that of Thelonius Monk. Players include Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and Lou Donaldson – and tracks include "Ill Wind", "Reunion", "Ultramarine", "Blues For Diahann", "Afternoon In Paris", "Lillie", "Tahiti", "What's New", and "Don't Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some aging and a bit of staining.)

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New Ultramagnetic MCsFunk Your Head Up ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Follow up to Critical Beatdown with solid, funky production by Ced Gee and Moe Love, and Kool Keith just being Kool Keith – giving it some crazy charm that a lot people just weren't ready for at the time! Their first major label record, which seemed to take forever to come out, we recall a lot of folks being disappointed with this at the time – but there's ultimately a lot of quality cuts here! "Poppa Large", "Chorus Line Pt. 2", "Make It Happen" were favorite cuts from the outset, and with the benefit of hindsight and without burden of expections, other great ones include "Funk Radio", "Stop Jockin Me", "Bust The Facts" and "I Like Your Style" with many other standout moments. It's got a whopping 23 in all, and other tracks include "MC Champion", "Go For Yourz", "Message From The Boss", "Pluckin Cards", "You Ain't Real", "Moe Love On The ! & 2" and "Porno Star". CD

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Ultramagnetic MCsTo Give You Love (voc, ultra inst, DNA bonus beats)/Make You Shake (voc, ultra inst, DNA bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Diamond Intl, 1986. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
Reissue of the very first Ultramagnetics single, before their classic material for Next Plateau. "Make You Shake" is not as great as their later tracks, but it does give some glimpse of what was to come. "To Give You Love" is more for Ultra completists, with the mid 80s big beat production style like some of the artists on Profile were using at that time. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ultramagnetic MCsTraveling At The Speed Of Thought (voc, dub)/MCs Ultra (Pt II)/B-Boy Bonus Break ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1987. Very Good- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing, in a Next Plateau sleeve with light wear. Labels have a piece of tape over the spindle hole and light marks from sticker removal.)

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Ultramagnetic MCsWatch Me Now (voc, inst)/Feelin' It (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
Prime early Ultra, plus Paul C worked on "Watch Me Now". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have initials in marker.)

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VariousOl' Skool Butta Vol 2 ... LP
Right Stuff, 1980s/1996. Sealed ... $9.99
Some old school favorites (like Cold Crush Brothers "Fresh Fly Wild and Bold" and Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic Five "Can I Get A Soul Clap", Spoonie G "Spoonie's Rap") along with some of the best 80's tracks off the Tuff City label, including The 45 King "900 Number", Lakim Shabazz "Black is Back", YZ "In Control of Things" and "Thinking of a Master Plan", Spoonie G "The Godfather" and "Take It Off", The Flavor Unit Assasination Squad (featuring Queen Latifah, Lakim Shabazz, Lord Alibaski, Apache, and Double J). Plus a demo quality track, "Make You Shake", form Ultramagnetics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with a cutout hole.)

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Tramaine HawkinsTramaine ... LP
Light, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Produced by Walter Hawkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hank MobleyHank Mobley & His All Stars ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A very unique album from Hank Mobley – one that has him working alongside Milt Jackson, in an unusual format that mixes the soulful Mobley tenor with some well-crafted work on vibes! The "all star" title is certainly appropriate here – as Mobley and Jackson are joined in a quintet by Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – almost bringing in an early Jazz Messengers sensibility to the record, but also hitting more of a looser, laidback blowing session approach. There's less of the tightness of other Mobley sessions from the time, and the record has the players really feeling each other out in the studio – with the sort of spontaneity you might hear in a Prestige or Savoy album from the time. Tracks are long, and titles include "Ultramarine", "Don't Walk", "Lower Stratosphere", and "Mobley's Musings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed! Seems to be a 70s pressing, and cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ultramagnetic MCsCritical Beatdown ... LP
Next Plateau, 1988. Sealed (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The classic first LP. The roots of Kool Keith's abstract poetical style with amazing production by Ced Gee. Still one of our all-time favorites. With "Watch Me Now", "Ego Trippin", "Ease Back", "Funky", "Kool Keith Housing Things", "Feelin It", "Ced Gee (Delta Force One)", "Traveling At The Speed Of Thought" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousRandom Rap 1987/1988 ... CD
Madison Square Garage, 1987/1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare 80s funky east coast hip hop – great tracks by Most Wanted, The Heartbeat Brothers, Sport G & Mastermind, Phase And Rhythm and and others – great tracks cut for the Enjoy, Elite, Street Walk, Pelon and other labels with production throughout by the late Paul C! Paul C is better known for producing or mixing benchmark tracks for the Ultramags, Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rudd, and many more, but this more obscure material is super dope, too – a tight compilation from Madison Square Garage. Titles include "Good Old Days" by Most Wanted, "Time To Get Paid", "Can We Do This", "Bring The Bassline" and more by Heartbeat Brothers, "Louder" and "Live" by Sport G & Mastermind, "Brainfood" and "Hyperactive" by Phase And Rhythm, and more. CD

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New Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Bulk/Geffen, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 20 tracks, with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert, including "Earth People", "I Got To Tell You", "Wild And Crazy", ""Waiting List (DK Snadow/Automator Mix)", "No Awareness", "Biology 101", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist", "Bear Witness" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(3D lenticular cover!)

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New Ultramagnetic MCsAin't It Good To You (Unreleased Paul C Mix, Edit) (limited edition) ... 7-inch
Black Pegasus, Late 80s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Uber-rare alternate mix of an Ultramags classic – from the late 80s Critical Beatdown sessions! The original "Ain't It Good To You" is late 80s group rap of the finest caliber – and one of the standouts from the classic Critical Beatdown. The version on this limited edition 7" is an unreleased Paul C mix – purportedly from the original CB reel-to-reel – and also purportedly one of the last tracks Paul engineered before he left this world at the end of decade. Like the album version, it's working with the breakbeat classic Manzel "Jump Street" sample, but speeds up the beat a bit, for a slightly more frentic vibe, still rooted in the funky soul source material. Includes the instrumental edit on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition.)
 
 
 



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