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New Two TonsTwo Tons O' Fun ... LP
Fantasy/Honey, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic groovers with a solid 80s groove – cut by Martha Wash and Izora Armstead before they went on to become The Weather Girls, and before they got a bit too campy for our tastes! Harvey Fuqua's producing, and the tracks include "Do You Wanna Boogie, Huh?", "Just Us", "Got The Feeling", "Taking Away Your Space", and "One-Sided Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Two Tons O FunDo You Wanna Boogie Hunh?/Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven ... 12-inch
Fantasy/Honey, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here to keyboard-heavy backings from Leon Pendarvis, who knows just where to put the best hooks in the grooves! Titles include "Well A Wiggy", "Lock Me Up", "No One Can Love You More Than Me", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "You Can Do It", "Laughter In The Rain", and "March". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here to keyboard-heavy backings from Leon Pendarvis, who knows just where to put the best hooks in the grooves! Titles include "Well A Wiggy", "Lock Me Up", "No One Can Love You More Than Me", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "You Can Do It", "Laughter In The Rain", and "March". CD features bonus tracks – "Well A Wiggy (12" ext)" and "No One Can Love You More Than Me (12" ext)". CD

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VariousHorse Meat Disco 3 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.98
The third in the Horse Meat Disco series from Strut – celebrated the London DJ collective and the decades of far reaching club soul, disco, 80s boogie, electro and all around floor-shaking groovers that drive the sound – classic club numbers and some new original mixes! Volume 3 features on set put together by resident DJs Jim Stanton & Severino and another by James Hillard and Luke Howard – with numbers by Leftside Wobble, Gene Chandler, Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca's Erodiscoteque, Idris Muhammad, Tom Trago, Marcel King and more! Killer club number from the late 70s & early 80s and more modern numbers that fit on perfectly. Disc 1 is mixed by Jim Stanton & Severino and includes "Grapevine Boogie (Tribute Edit)", by Leftside Wobble, "I'm In Love" by Natasha Watts, "Macho Disco Fighter" by Wild Geese", "Downtown" by Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Presents Erodiscotique, "Shutters (Extented 12" Mix) by Tom Trago and more. Disc 2 is mixed by James Hillard & Luke Howard and includes "Reach For Love (New York Remix)" by Marcel King, "American Love" by Rose Laurens, "For Your Love" by Idris Muhammad, "I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile" by Gene Chander, "Close To Perfection" by Miquel Brown, "Just Us" by Two Tons O' Fun and more. CD version features continuous mixes of 25 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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Speedy West & Jimmy BryantFlaming Guitars (4 CD Box Set, Book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy 4 CDs, Book ... Early August, 2014
Two of the most unsung guitar heroes in the business get an excellent 4 CD compilation of their early 50s Capitol Records output – and it's about damn time these boys get their due! Speedy West is probably the greatest pedal steel innovator ever – who together with guitarist Jimmy Bryant revolutionized the country instrumental. They mutated the Western Swing of Bob Wills with the punchy chords of Django Reinhardt and the jump scene with their own furiously fast hillbilly picking styles, and prefigured rockabilly and, heck, even cow punk in the process. The entirety of their Capitol recordings is here in this handsome box, including a few earlier Western Swing tunes Bryant recorded with vocalist Corky Carpenter. Also includes a great 12-inch book, with photos, discography, and lots more – a real treat! Tracks include "Boogie Barn Dance", "Gamblin' Money", "Liberty Bell Polka", "Cracker Jack", "Yodeling Guitar", "Georgia Steel Guitar", "Bryant's Bounce", "Speedin' West", "Midnight Ramble", "This Ain't The Blues", "Blue Bonnet Rag", "Bustin' Through", and tons more! Over 100 in all. CD

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VariousShot In The Dark – Tennessee Jive (8 CD Box Set, Book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 40s/Mid 50s. New Copy ... Mid-August, 2014
An amazing 8 CD box of Nashville's greatest indie country of the 40s and 50s, and part of Bear Family's most ambitious project ever! Along with the companion set Nashville Jumps, which covers the soul side of the era, the Shot In The Dark boxes capture the sadly almost forgotten treasures from labels like Bullet, Tennessee, Republic and others. Tennessee Jive features some of the best honky tonk, bluegrass, Western swing and hillbilly jazz jumps that you've never heard, and features early work from people like Pee Wee King & Minnie Pearl – who had nothing to show at this early point but great work and a driving passion that they sorely lacked during their later years as caricatures – plus great lesser-knowns like Zeb Turner, Jimmie Work, Del Wood, Lattie Moore and scores of others. Also includes an amazing 272 page hardbound book that you'll have to see to believe – the kind of richly written and illustrated coffee table culture bible that goes for tons of money in the bookstores without all the great music! 7 CDs with around 100 tunes, plus a bonus interview disc. Includes "Lost Highway" by Leon Payne, "I Needed You" by Johnnie Lee Wills And His Boys, "Station Door Blues" by George Lee, "Tired Of Your Lies" by Mississippi Slim, "No Money" by Carl Runner, "Magic Girl" by Tommy Smith, "CNR Special" by The McCormick Brothers, and "Row Number Two, Seat Number Three" by Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper, just to name a few! CD

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New VariousMad Styles & Crazy Visions – 90's Disco Movement ... CD
BBE (UK), 1998. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Stunning! The great BBE crew teamed with Little Louie Vega to put together this amazing comp of modern dancefloor tracks that will have the drum 'n bass crowd eating their dust, and which will prove to the world that soulful dance music is still alive and well on both sides of the Atlantic! Vega, who's re-defined house as part of the Masters At Work team, came up with an excellent batch of 16 tracks that includes such stellar grooves as "My Beat" by Blaze, "Move Like This" by NYC Live & Direct, "Make Me Feel" by Freil, "We Had A Thing" (Martty's Body & Soul remix) by Abrstract Truth, "Searchin" (Mood to Swing dub) by Loni Clark, "Dancing In Outer Space" (Lunar Beats) by Atmosfear, "Do You Wanna Boogie" (BBE/Music Works re-edit) by Two Tons Of Fun, and "Sweet Tears" (One Rascal edit) by Nuyorican Soul & Roy Ayers. This CD version goes even farther than the LP one – as it's got 3 CDs worth of stuff, with loads more tracks, divided up into 1 disc that has a live Little Louie Vega mix of tracks, 1 disc of unmixed versions, and 1 last disc of unmixed tracks, plus some interactive CD Rom goodies! The whole thing's packed in a nice slipcase, and it's a very very nice package. CD
(Slip case has some edgewear.)

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New Edu LoboDois Tons Edu Lobo – Camaleo/Tempo Presente ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1978/1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great package – one that brings together two overlooked albums from Edu Lobo! Camaleao is a gem of a later album from the great Edu Lobo – very different than his bossa recordings, and with a sophisticated jazzy vibe that perfectly illustrates all the growth he'd achieved during the 70s! The songs are wonderful – complex and yet really personal, with a quality that rivals some of the best from the Milton Nascimento/Lo Borges camp of the time. And like those, there's a jazzy quality to the instrumentation that really keeps things fresh – lots of contributions from musicians like Wagner Tiso on keyboards, Paulo Moura on reeds, Antonio Adolfo on piano, and Dori Caymmi on guitar. Backing vocals are by Boca Livre and MPB4 – but it's Edu's honest lead vocals that really send the whole thing home – sparkling wonderfully on tunes that include "Canudos", "Coracao Noturno", "Sanha De Mandinga", "Lero Lero", "Camaleo", "Bate Boca", and "O Trenzinho do Capira". Tempo Presente is wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound – but always in a way that's never commercial or slick at all – and which instead realizes this complicated jazzy vibe that comes through even better with this instrumentation than it did during the bossa nova years! Lobo's vocals have a quality that's mature, yet really personal too – and the album's a real testament to his great songwriting skills over the years – even on the few instrumental tracks. Joyce guests on one track, as does Dorival Caymmi – and the set also features some backing vocals from Boca Livre. Titles include "Tempo Presente", "Rei Morto, Rei Posto", "Quase Sempre", "Balada De Outono", and "Dono Do Lugar". CD

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New Ray & His Musical CourtCookie Crumbs – The Greatest Hits ... CD
Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray & co. are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's tight-as-can-be amalgam of JB's style horn riffing and thumping Afro-Cuban percussion is some of the absolute best of its kind. This group seriously smokes any of the current funk bands on the road! Multi-instrumentalist Ray Fernandez got his start largely as a percussionist, and worked with titans like Mongo Santamaria and Bud Powell before fronting his own group. On these sessions Ray wrote, produced, played "organ flute" and provided some vocals in a large group that includes three trumpets, bass clarinet, sax, two drummers, congas, electric bass, and a line of mostly Spanish vocalists. Amazing 70s super funk with a very proud Latin edge! 22 tracks running well north of the hour mark: "Cookie Crumbs", "Soul Freedom", "El Alacarn", "El Bimbo", "Brazil", "Sunny", "Tu Mirar", "Chega Mais, "More More More", and tons more! CD
 
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Linda MartellColor Me Country ... LP
Plantation, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
The one and only album from Linda Martell – one of the first African-American women to dip into the genre of country music! The album's got a pretty straight country feel overall – none of the country soul you might hear from deep soul singers of the time – or those later modes that artists like Millie Jackson picked up in the 70s. But the set was also recorded as part of the SSS International family of labels headed by Shelby Singleton – who also cut a fair bit of soul music at the time – often blending modes, musicians, and songs on the Nashville scene of the time. The best example of that approach here is Linda's excellent remake of "Color Him Father" – first made famous by The Winstons – done as a sweet-stepping number with a very different feel than the original. Other tracks include "The Wedding Cake", "Before The Next Teardrop Falls", "Old Letter Song", and "Tender Leaves Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has ring & edge wear, a cutout hole, and a bit of sticker residue.)
Also available Color Me Country ... CD 12.99

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VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 3 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Plenty funky down in the West Indies – more than enough to keep this third volume as strong as the previous two! There's loads of wonderful bits here – from steel band funk to tropical-styled rhythms to heavy grooves that are hardly what you'd expect to be coming from the islands back in the 70s – a wonderful discovery in music that's got our ears plenty happy! We'd never be able to track down most of these tunes on our own – and we're grateful to the folks at Trans Air for coming up with so many sweet funky numbers in one power-packed compilation. Titles include "Sandy Beach" by Johnny Hackworth's Caribbean Sound, "Make It Funky" by Silvertons, "Midnight Man" by Earl Rodney, "Do Your Thing" by Trinidad & Tobago Steel All Stars, "Cissy Strut" by Trinidad Steel Drummers, "90 Percent Of Me Is You" by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers, "Calypso Rock" by Original Tropicana Steel Band, "2001" by Life, and "The Devil's Out Tonight" by Carl McKnight's Sweat & Steel Drum Band. CD

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New VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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