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New BonoboAnimal Magic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ninja Tune/Tru Thoughts (UK), 2001. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
Simon Green serves up some heavy beats, spacious soundscapes, and bits of tribal/exotica touches – slow, nice and slow, in a way that most downtempo artists these days seem to be forgetting. With that Kruder & Dorfmeister kind of "Hey, should this be on 45?" sort of approach – one that we love so much! Tracks include "Kota", "Terrapin", "The Plug", "Sugar Rhyme", "Silver", "Shadowtricks", "Sleepy Seven", and "Dinosaurs". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BonoboOne Off's, Remixes, & B-Sides (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A host of lesser-known bits and pieces from Bonobo – including some 12" tracks, other rare cuts, and even some remixes for other artists too! The music is all united by Bonobo's ear for a sharp edge and funky beat – in that same blend of contemporary elements and classic influences we love on his full length sets – and titles include "The Plug (Quantic mix)", "The Sicilian", "Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy mix)", "The Shark", "Magicman", "Scuba", and "Dismantling Frank" by Bonobo – plus "Turtle (Bonobo mix)" by Pilote, "Beachy Head (Bonobo mix)" by Mechanical Me, "Four Ton Mantis (Bonobo mix)" by Amon Tobin, and "Tell Me How You Feel (Bonobo mix)" by Jon Kennedy. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Nostalgia 77Journey Too Far (LP & 7" single) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Always-wonderful sounds from Nostalgia 77 – a group who keep on evolving and developing their sublime style over the years! This time around, they're a bit more song-based than before – instrumentation that still has some of the warmer, spiritual jazz touches of previous releases – but often more in service to some very strong lead lyrics – sung by Josa Peit and Jeb Loy Nichols, who each get a number of tracks here on their own. Benedic Lambdin wrote, arranged, and played guitar on the set – and the album also features lots of nice Hammond and keyboards, trumpet, reeds, bass, and drums. The vocals bring a soulful quality to the music we haven't heard this strongly before from Nostalgia 77 – and titles include "What Do You Know", "Don't Run", "Crescent City", "Medicine Chest", "One", "Like Dark To Light", and "An Angel With No Halo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Journey Too Far ... CD 10.99

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New QuanticFifth Exotic (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2001. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully beat-heavy work by Quantic – a wicked mix of classic elements and lots of funky roots – but served up in a leaner, cleaner style overall! The approach is a bit more produced than the live work of Quantic – almost in the early Ninja Tune mode – mixing together spare elements of funky tunes with a slightly abstract edge. But the set's also got a life of its own, as some of the tracks have the group taking off a bit more, and showing they've got a more soulful side to express. Titles include "Common Knowledge", "The 5th Exotic", "Infinite Regression", "Life In The Rain", "Long Road Ahead", "Meaning", "In The Key Of Blue", and "Time Is The Enemy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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New Youngblood Brass BandPax Volumi ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 LPs .... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from this combo who really live up to the "young blood" in their name – way more than just a standard brass band, as they draw on styles from a range of genres that include funk and hip hop, plus a slight touch of punk as well! There's an edge to the performance that shakes the genre free of any old time cliches – and although the instrumentation is heavy on brass, there's some pretty fierce rhythms too – especially on cuts that show more of a hip hop influence, and which feature lyrics. The blend of beats and brass is really unique, and makes the record way different than even any of the other contemporary attempts to reinvent the genre. Titles include "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", "Cite The Line", "20 Questions", "The Plank Will Nod & You Will Go", "E La E", "A Gust Inside The God", "Erik Owen", "Wrestlevania", and "Third Half". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the sleeve has a slightly creased corner, nothing major.)
Also available Pax Volumi ... CD 10.99

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New VariousShapes – Circles – Compiled By Robert Luis (with bonus CDs) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP & 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
Great grooves at a great price – an excellent array of contemporary funk and underground tracks from the all-great Tru Thoughts label – including bits by some of the label's biggest names, and a few up-and-comers as well! These Shapes collections are always wonderful – and can always be trusted to serve up the best little gems from the label – no surprise, consider than some of them, like this one, are compiled by one of the label owners himself. 2LP set features the titles "Let Me Be" by Harleighblu, "Wasted Time (Ross PTH mix)" by Belleruche, "Like You Never" by Ty, "Jump Move Rock" by Wrongtom Meets Demas J, "Alients Enter (Hint rmx)" by Hint, "Get Started (Full Crate mix)" by Mark De Clive-Lowe with Omar & Sheila E, "Mind Open" by Tieknots, "Empty Heart" by Yanna Valdevit & Lay Far, "Where Does The Time Go (Si-Tiew take it back mix)" by The Bamboos with Aloe Blacc, "Maracatu" by Drumagick, "Raving Bully" by Sleeping Giantz, and "Crash & Burn (Cone rmx)" by Hint. Also features 2CDs, containing all 30 tracks from the CD version! LP, Vinyl record album
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New Poets Of RhythmPractice What You Preach ... LP
Daptone, 1993. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
Deep deep funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – and a record cut at a time when all the world thought classic funk was dead! Apart from a few revivalist albums by older artists at the time, deep funk was plenty hard to come by at the start of the 90s – and often mis-recorded or badly mixed when it was tracked down. Enter The Poets, one of the first newer groups with a strong ear for the sound of the funky 45 generation – heard here in a rare full length set that presents the group in all their glory! The combo's got an approach to funk that mixes guitar, horns, and heavy drums with some slightly more psychedelic production – sometimes abstracting things slightly, in a mode that would be used much more heavily by the Quantic/Tru Thoughts camp in years to come. Most of the tracks on this set could easily pass for lost 45s from the early 70s – no surprise, given that the group was often putting out "fake" old cuts at the time – but the record proudly presents The Poets at their early best, with a smoking endorsement from Bobby Byrd to boot! Titles include "More Mess On My Thing", "Funky Runthrough (parts 1 & 2)", "Choking On A Piece Of Meat", "Saltin The Soup", "It Came Over Me", "Strokin The Grits", and "North Carolina". LP, Vinyl record album
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FreebornePeak Impressions ... LP
Monitor, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few straight rock records ever issued on the mostly-folk Monitor Records label – a great 60s outing from Freeborne, a group with a sound that's as tripped-out as you might expect from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on organ and guitars, both acoustic and electric, but there's also some cool percussion too – and interesting use of recorders, in a way that comes across with an ocarina-like charm! Vocals are somewhat soft, but have a dark undercurrent – and there's a really great folk-into-psyche sort of feel to the whole thing. Titles include "Images", "Land Of Diana", "But I Must Return To Frenzy", "Inside People", "Yellow Sky", "Peak Impressions & Thoughts", and "Visions Of My Own". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny GrahamSmall World Of Sammy Lee ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1963. New Copy .... $18.99
A wonderful jazz soundtrack from the legendary Kenny Graham – the important postwar Brit bandleader who was known for his seminal Afro-Cubists group – heard here in a much different context! Kenny's still got all that great sense of tone and color he brought to some of his more powerful music – but he uses it here with a sensitivity that's really breathtaking – careful use of woodwind passages, percussion, and other light instrumentation – all used to illustrate the seamier underbelly of London in the early 60s! The tapes were thought lost for years, but have been marvelously reclaimed by the folks at Trunk Records – and although there's no historical record of the musicians on the date, we're guessing that they're the same top-shelf jazzmen who graced Kenny's other groups. Titles include "Patsy Asleep In The Flat", "Salt Beef", "Dash To Bellman's", "Four O'Clock Hop", "Thoughts At Home", "Peepshow Bins", and "Soho At Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Small World Of Sammy Lee ... CD 15.99

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Sun Ra & OthersMy Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4 ... LP
Norton, Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
An incredible chapter in the rich career of the legendary Sun Ra – tracks that blend together music and spoken word passages – the latter of which are usually in support of his unique philosophy of the cosmos! The titles here really give an idea of the thoughts within – "The Music Is Like A Mirror", "My Way Is The Spaceways", "The Music Is A Sound Image", and "The Music Is A Vibration" – all very long tracks that are spoken by Ra in this very powerful voice – with a presence that we don't always hear from him this well on record, often set to backings that feature reed work on flute or tenor sax, mixed with a bit of light percussion. These aren't just readings, or poetry mixed with jazz – but a great glimpse at the truly theatrical side of Sun Ra's presentation, served up beautifully here in this special package. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby HayesBBC Jazz For Moderns ... LP
1962. New Copy .... Mid-September, 2014
Killer work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – issued here for the first time ever, and material that's every bit as great as his famous Fontana Records sides from the 60s! These tracks are well-recorded gems from the BBC archives – material recorded by Hayes for a special program, and featuring a largeish group of top-shelf players who include Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Keith Christie on trombone, Johnny Scott on alto and flute, Vic Ash on tenor and bass clarinet, Harry Klein on baritone sax, David Snell on harp, and Gordon Beck on piano – all regular associates of Hayes, working as tightly here as on some of his best arrangements from studio dates of the 60s. There's a mix of modernism and solid soul that's pure Tubby all the way through – tremendous on his solo moments, but sparkling throughout as well – exactly the kind of record that will make you fall in love with his talents. Titles include "Early Morning Afterthoughts", "Down In The Village", "Souriya", "Take Your Partners For The Blues", and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies – vinyl only! Please note there is a slight split on the top of the LP sleeve.)