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TramaTrama (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cat/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Bena LoboSabado ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $9.99
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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Tom ZeJogos De Armar ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2000. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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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VariousRole – New Sounds Of Brazil – Infectious Tracks From Brazil's Eclectic Contemporary Music Scene ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99
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 Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk/Dreamworks, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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", "No Awareness", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist" and "Bear Witness". CD

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New Hank MobleyHank Mobley & His All Stars ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and sticker remnants.)

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Ultramagnetic MCsAin't It Good To You (Unreleased Paul C Mix, Edit) (limited edition) ... 7-inch
Black Pegasus, Late 80s. New Copy (pic cover)... $35.99
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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Ultramagnetic MCsFour Horsemen ... CD
Wild Pitch/JCOR, 1993. Used ... $5.99
The last of the classic from the initial years of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The lyrics are still in the abstract style the Ultramags are famous for, but this time they're a little less manic – despite Kool Keith dropping his trademark madness. Ced Gee's production is still up to par to say the least – this one still sounds great! Tracks include "Two Brothers With Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)", "One, Two, One Two", "We Are The Horsemen", "Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day" (about Negro League baseball), "Adventures of Herman's Lust", and "Delta Force II." 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ultramagnetic MCsPoppa Large (east coast mix, east coast inst, east coast acapella) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1990. Very Good+ ... $29.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original promo in a Mercury sleeve, with some moisture damage.)

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VariousConnected ... LP
321, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
Mixed bag of trip hop, ragga and underground hip hop, worth it for the latter, which includes Blackalicious "Touch The Stars", Ultramag "It's All The Way Live" & Lateef "The Wreckoning". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ultramagnetic MCsFunk Your Head Up ... CD
Mercury, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Follow up to "Critical Beatdown" with solid production by Ced Gee and Moe Love. At this point, Kool Keith has developed just three of his many personalities. "Poppa Large", "Chorus Line Pt. 2", "Make It Happen" CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New VariousDisco Giants – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than you'd expect from the title and cover – not a batch of familiar disco hits, but a treasure trove of club classics from the early 80s! Sure, some of the artists here are familiar – but most of them are from the indie side of the spectrum, and even the few big stars are represented by either non-hit tracks, or hard to find remixes that make this collection well worth seeking out! And given the early 80s focus of the track selection, there's less disco here than 80s groove and boogie-styled rhythms – heavy on the beats and keyboards, and still filled with plenty of great vocals. 20 tracks on 2CDs – with titles that include "Dreamer (long vocal)" by BB&Q Band, "Nights Of Pleasure (Nick Martinelli mix)" by Loose Ends, "You Can't Run From My Love" by Stephanie Mills, "I'm Out To Catch" by Leon Haywood, "Just Another Lover (12" mix)" by Johnny Kemp, "Fall Down" by Tramaine, "I Feel For You (12" mix)" by Chaka Khan, "Got To Be Real" by Selection, "Garden Of Eve (long)" by Yvonne Gage, "The Rhythm Of The Jungle" by The Quick, "Burnin Love" by Con Funk Shun, "I Need You" by Network, "Love Take Over" by Five Star, and "To Be With You" by Maxx Traxx. CD

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New Kool KeithDemolition Crash (2CDs) ... CD
Junkadelic Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A double dose of Kool Keith – with appearances by AG, Rah Digga, Big Sche Eastwood, Metropolis and more – in a 2CD set! Kool Keith's been pushing boundaries and following his creative impulses wherever they might take him since way back with The Ultramagnetic MCs, onward through the most classic alternate personas (Dr Octagon, Black Elvis), and even somewhat more straightforward, but still pretty bugged out records as Kool Keith. It's kind of amazing that he's not only still in the game after all these years, but will still come at us with double album if he feels like it. This one's got 29 tracks on 2CDs, including "Jiggaman 2nd Verse", "I Can Make This Work" feat Santa, "El Dorado" and "Maracula" feat AG, Ricky Flair" and "500 Horsepower" with Big Sche Eastwood, "Non Stop" with Rah Digga, "Euphoric R&B", "Where I'm At", "Strip Club Husband", "Downtown", "Pro Basketball", "Finger Pop" feat Metropolis and many more. CD

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New Ultramagnetic MCsFour Horsemen ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
The last of the classic from the initial years of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The lyrics are still in the abstract style the Ultramags are famous for, but this time they're a little less manic – despite Kool Keith dropping his trademark madness. Ced Gee's production is still up to par to say the least – this one still sounds great! Tracks include "Two Brothers With Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)", "One, Two, One Two", "We Are The Horsemen", "Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day" (about Negro League baseball), "Adventures of Herman's Lust", and "Delta Force II." 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available Four Horsemen ... CD 5.99

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New Ultramagnetic MCsMake It Happen (voc, inst, rmx)/Chorus Line Pt 2 ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first single off the "Funk Your Head Up" LP. Almost Bomb Squad-style production by Ced Gee. "Chorus Line Pt 2" has a nice cut'n'paste break type track. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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New VariousDisco Giants – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Way more than you'd expect from the title and cover – not a batch of familiar disco hits, but a treasure trove of club classics from the early 80s! Sure, some of the artists here are familiar – but most of them are from the indie side of the spectrum, and even the few big stars are represented by either non-hit tracks, or hard to find remixes that make this collection well worth seeking out! And given the early 80s focus of the track selection, there's less disco here than 80s groove and boogie-styled rhythms – heavy on the beats and keyboards, and still filled with plenty of great vocals. 20 tracks on 2CDs – with titles that include "Dreamer (long vocal)" by BB&Q Band, "Nights Of Pleasure (Nick Martinelli mix)" by Loose Ends, "You Can't Run From My Love" by Stephanie Mills, "I'm Out To Catch" by Leon Haywood, "Just Another Lover (12" mix)" by Johnny Kemp, "Fall Down" by Tramaine, "I Feel For You (12" mix)" by Chaka Khan, "Got To Be Real" by Selection, "Garden Of Eve (long)" by Yvonne Gage, "The Rhythm Of The Jungle" by The Quick, "Burnin Love" by Con Funk Shun, "I Need You" by Network, "Love Take Over" by Five Star, and "To Be With You" by Maxx Traxx. CD
 
 
 



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