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Ron BarrettIt's The Grace Of God Keeping Me ... CD
Ron Barrett, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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Beach BoysThat's Why God Made The Radio ... CD
Capitol, 2012. Used ... $1.99
A surprisingly great comeback for The Beach Boys – working here with Brian Wilson at the production helm, in a mode that really recalls the glory of the group's post-Pet Sounds years! We'll be honest that we were initially cringing at the title – and expected the worst – but there's a compelling, charming quality here that comes not just from the group's well-crafted harmonies, or the sensitive and careful production – but also from the fact that these guys have aged a heck of a lot, and seem to bring a sense of humanity to the music they wouldn't have had before! It's almost like that early 20s moment when the Boys were starting to grow up and bringing a new sense of pain to their previous teen lyrics – but recast here in a post-middle age mode that's even more human and honest – yet somehow still served up with all the sweetness that's always made the group great! It's that mix of sweet sounds and bittersweet undercurrents that really makes the album shine – a balance that even Brian Wilson never managed to capture this well in some of his own solo projects over the past few decades. So our hat's off to the group (showing the same bald spot that most of them have too) – thanks for a nice album that includes the cuts "Shelter", "The Private Life Of Bill & Sue", "Think About The Days", "Isn't It The Time", "Pacific Coast Highway", "Summer's Gone", and "From There To Back Again". CD

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Alex BradfordYour Arms Too Short To Box With God ... LP
ABC, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on MCA. Shrinkwrap has a small tear. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD 15.99

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! CD features the bonus single version of "I Want To Pay You Back For Loving Me". CD
Also available (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP 9.99

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Kirk Franklin's Nu NationGod's Property ... CD
B Rite, 2006. Used ... $2.99
CD

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On/God Is Love ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing political soul tune – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. Classic. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve.)

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Good GodGood God ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, heavy edge wear, and a few light creases.)

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Gospel CaroletsGod Is Sending Out A Warning/Try Jesus For Yourself ... 7-inch
Davenport, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
7-inch, Vinyl record


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Lamb Of GodSacrament ... LP
Epic, 2006. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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MakersRock Star God ... CD
Sub Pop, 2000. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Booklet has a sticker.)

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New NasGOD (main, inst)/Cross (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Ill Will, 2003. Near Mint- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Oh My GodYou're Too Straight To Love Me ... CD
Oh My God, 2004. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Party BoyzShake That Thang (Oooooh My God) (radio, lp)/PB'z Quad ... 12-inch
Attitude, Early 90s. Sealed ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God ... CD
Island, 1988. Used ... $4.99
CD

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Poor Righteous TeachersI Swear Ta God (edit, dirty, inst, acapella)/This Lie (edit, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Exit 7A, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Emmit Powell & The Gospel ElitesGod Is Great ... CD
Quicksilver, 1997. Used ... $7.99
CD

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Sam The BeastGucci Dance (tic toc, oh my god mix, tic toc radio) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Peggy Scott AdamsGod Can & He Will ... CD
Miss Butch, 2004. Used ... $4.99
CD

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Pete SeegerGod Bless The Grass ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye white label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker.)
Also available God Bless The Grass (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Pete SeegerGod Bless The Grass (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966. Used ... $11.99
CD
Also available God Bless The Grass ... LP 6.99

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Harold Smith & The Majestic ChoirGod Never Fails ... LP
Checker, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few stains, a bit of peeling along part of the opening, and some residue and a couple of small peeled marks from tape removal on the back.)

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Donna Summer & OthersThank God It's Friday – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP + 12" ... $0.99
A huge disco cash-in moment of the 70s – but a great one too, and a strong illustration of the power that Casablanca Records had in both the clubs and charts at the time! The movie and record were both a bit over-pressed upon release, but they nonetheless stand as a great snapshot of the way that funky soul had taken over the clubs during the disco generation – giving showcase to a whole host of new young artists, and exposing lots of mainstream listeners to soul music at a level they wouldn't have touched a few years before! Donna Summer was one of Casablanca's big acts at the time – and she really dominates the record with her classic rendition of "Last Dance", plus tracks "With Your Love" and a disco remake of "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". Both other cuts are strong too – and include "Lovin, Livin, & Givin" by Diana Ross, "Too Hot Ta Trot" by The Commodores, "Disco Queen" by Paul Jabara, "Leatherman's Theme" by Wright Bros Flying Machine, "Floyd's Theme" by Natural Juices, and "Find My Way" by Cameo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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U GodMr Xcitement ... CD
Free Agency, 2005. Used ... $6.99
CD

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Voux Doux/F1/Self ScientificLet The Good Times Roll (3 mixes)/War Ship (radio, ext)/God Spawn (radio, extended) ... 12-inch
Big City, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Label lists a bunch of mixes on the A-side, but vinyl only has 3 tracks.)

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WildchildTGIF (Thank God It's Funky) ... CD
Someothaship, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Cali mic veteran Wildchild – perhaps best known for his work with with Madlib and DJ Romes in Lootpack, one of the early Stones Throw units that helped cement that label's west coast legend – but his solo work is top shelf, too! Here he's found a nice home on Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Dudley Perkins's Someothaship label – along with his fellow Likwit Allstars – in a decidedly west coast funk mode, with production by Georgia and appearances by Chalice, Jamie Lidell, Steve Arrington, Aloe Blacc and more! ncludes "Fun-Key", "Who New", "Set It Off", "My Girls" and "Body Movin'" all feat Chalice, the Kev Brown-produced "Soldier Story" feat Aloe Blacc, "Boogaloo Anthem" feat Steve Arrington, "Which Way Is Up" feat JRO and "Jamie Lidell", "Clap", ""Caught Up", "Inspiration" and more. CD

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WisemenChildren Of A Lesser God ... CD
Ihiphop, 2010. Used ... $6.99
CD

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VariousDrums For God – Recorded Live In Cameroun, The Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria & Rhodesia ... LP
Epic, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging on one side.)

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VariousGood God! – Born Again Funk ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Damn funky gospel soul – the sort you'd hardly expect from spiritual folks like these, but which flourished strongly alongside more standard church-related work in the 70s! The package is a stunning follow up to Numero's first Good God volume – and really digs even deeper than that great set – pulling out a mad flurry of rare funky 45s that easily match any hip secular soul at the time, at least in the spirit of the groove! The lyrics are definitely on the righteous tip, but never too much so – and the earthly rhythms at the bottom of most tracks is more than enough to help pitch the grooves strongly towards anyone who's never even set foot inside of a church. As usual, Numero do an excellent job with the notes and details on all cuts – showing they really put a hell of a lot of thought into the collection – and titles include "I Know I've Been Changed" by Victory Travelers, "Pray A Little Longer" by Lucy Sister Soul Rogers, "Packing A Grip" by Golden Echoes, "Like A Ship" by Pastor TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ, "Been Trying" by Chicago Travelers, "The Same Thing It Took" by Inspirational Gospel Singers, "Somebody Watching You" by Sacred Four, "Peter & John" by Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers, "I Thank You Lord" by Little Chris & The Righteous Singers, and "Share Your Love" by Sensational Five Singing Sons. CD
Also available Good God! – Born Again Funk ... LP 18.99

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VariousGood God! – Born Again Funk ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
Damn funky gospel soul – the sort you'd hardly expect from spiritual folks like these, but which flourished strongly alongside more standard church-related work in the 70s! The package is a stunning follow up to Numero's first Good God volume – and really digs even deeper than that great set – pulling out a mad flurry of rare funky 45s that easily match any hip secular soul at the time, at least in the spirit of the groove! The lyrics are definitely on the righteous tip, but never too much so – and the earthly rhythms at the bottom of most tracks is more than enough to help pitch the grooves strongly towards anyone who's never even set foot inside of a church. As usual, Numero do an excellent job with the notes and details on all cuts – showing they really put a hell of a lot of thought into the collection – and titles include "I Know I've Been Changed" by Victory Travelers, "Pray A Little Longer" by Lucy Sister Soul Rogers, "Packing A Grip" by Golden Echoes, "Like A Ship" by Pastor TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ, "Been Trying" by Chicago Travelers, "The Same Thing It Took" by Inspirational Gospel Singers, "Somebody Watching You" by Sacred Four, "Peter & John" by Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers, "I Thank You Lord" by Little Chris & The Righteous Singers, and "Share Your Love" by Sensational Five Singing Sons. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good God! – Born Again Funk ... CD 15.99

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New 8th DayAnd On The 8th Day – God Created Soul ... CD
Invictus/Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Very nice 2-fer that brings together both of the albums that this classic funk band recorded for the Invictus label during the early 70s (8th Day & I Gotta Get Home), plus 3 bonus tracks that weren't on any LP! The group's sound is nice and soulful, with a deep groove in the same vein as other Invictus material, but also with more of a funk twist. Their LPs are darn tough to find, and this CD makes their whole output available at a nice nice price! Titles include "It's Instrumental To Be Free", "You Made Me Over", "Just As Long", "Too Many Cooks", and "You've Got To Crawls", "Rocks In My Head", plus "Heaven is There To Guide Us", "Cheba" (written by Lyman Woodard), "Anythang", and "I Gotta Get Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Donna Summer & OthersThank God It's Friday – Original Soundtrack (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Culture Factory, 1978. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A huge disco cash-in moment of the 70s – but a great one too, and a strong illustration of the power that Casablanca Records had in both the clubs and charts at the time! The movie and record were both a bit over-pressed upon release, but they nonetheless stand as a great snapshot of the way that funky soul had taken over the clubs during the disco generation – giving showcase to a whole host of new young artists, and exposing lots of mainstream listeners to soul music at a level they wouldn't have touched a few years before! Donna Summer was one of Casablanca's big acts at the time – and she really dominates the record with her classic rendition of "Last Dance", plus tracks "With Your Love" and a disco remake of "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". Both other cuts are strong too – and include "Lovin, Livin, & Givin" by Diana Ross, "Too Hot Ta Trot" by The Commodores, "Disco Queen" by Paul Jabara, "Leatherman's Theme" by Wright Bros Flying Machine, "Floyd's Theme" by Natural Juices, and "Find My Way" by Cameo. CD
(Limited edition.)

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New Terence BlanchardTale Of God's Will – A Requiem For Katrina ... CD
Blue Note, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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New Otis G JohnsonEverything – God Is Love 78 ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Otis Johnson may well be the Timmy Thomas of gospel music – as here, he's working with just spare organ lines and rhythm machine – in a way that gives most of these tracks the raw, personal feel of Timmy's classic "Why Can't We Live Together"! The overall sound is a bit more rough – given that Otis was working in a small Michigan studio, and not the TK scene in Miami – but the album's definitely got that slow-stepping feel we love in Timmy's early music – and the vocals echo out with this personal sense of yearning that's mighty great – and quite different than the bolder, confident sound you'd hear in more mainstream gospel recordings. The album's a damn enigma, and a great one too – and titles include "All Thing", "Come Back", "Your Day", "He's The Way", and "Time To Go Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great packaging too – with a heavy tip-on cover, and a sweet rice paper obi!)

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New MachineThere But For The Grace Of God Go I (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Singles Eps & eXhits (Canada), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dancefloor anthem if there ever was one – and produced by August Darnell, pre Kid Creole. Strong female vocals in unison – and a hook that just won't quit for the west village clubs! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Prince & The RevolutionPurple Rain/God ... 7-inch
Warner, 1984. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The music needs no introduction, but it's packaged here in a clear plastic pic sleeve, with printing on one side, and a photo of Prince on the other. Plus, the record's on purple vinyl. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Purple vinyl pressing.)

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New Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A top notch solo anthology for Mark Lanegan – who we first heard as vocalist for the Pacific Northwest rock heavies Screaming Trees – but his brooding vocal presence was always begging for the sparer, noirish setting of his best solo and duo settings. Lanagan has been pretty active over the years, collaborating with Isobel Campbell for some impressive duo records, as well has his work with the Twilight Singers and Queens Of The Stone Age – but the solo stuff is pretty tough to beat. The setlist features solo recordings from a 20+ year stretch, recorded for Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet, many in a moody acoustic setting – and often backed by Pacific Northwest scene legends and Sub Pop labelmates who sound as great in a quieter sound as they do playing heavier rock – including members of Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age. It also includes full bonus LP of previously unreleased tracks, and the titles include "Bombed", "100 Days", "Come To Me", "Mirrored", "Low", "Lexington Slow Down", "Wild Flowers", "Sunrise", "Carnival", "Pendulum", "The River Rise", "Dream Lullaby", "A Song While Waiting", "Big White Cloud", "Grey Goes Black", "Halcyon Daze", "Blues Run The Game (Live)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Antonio Pinto & Ed CortesCity Of God – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Milan, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A now-legendary soundtrack for the internationally acclaimed film City Of God – one that features some incredible new Brazilian funk by the team of Antonio Pinto & Ed Cortes – plus a good smattering of older numbers from the 70s Samba Soul generation, the inspiration for the sound of the film! The set's as great as any of our collections of classic Brazilian funk from years back – overflowing with wild percussion, mad guitars, and choppy rhythms that never let up. Original tracks include "Meu Nome E Ze", "A Transa", "Estoria Da Boca", "Funk Da Virada", "Vida De Otario", and "Morte Ze Pequeno" – plus older tracks that include "Na Rua Na Chuva Na Fazenda" by Hyldon, "Metamorfose Ambulante" by Raul Seixas, "Nem Vem Que Nao Tem" by Wilson Simonal, and "No Caminho Do Bem" by Tim Maia. CD

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New Boogie MonstersGod Sound (2LP promo) ... LP
EMI, 1997. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Second LP from the Boogie Monsters, with the same chill vibe as their first. 16 tracks in all, including "Beginning Of The End", "Say Word" featuring Bahamadia, "God Sound", "And Then What?", "Mark Of The Beast II (R.S.V.)", "Hot Water In The Wilderness" featuring Tysha, "M.C.", "Bodya", "Behold A Pale Horse", "Photographic Memory", "Sodom & Gomorrah", "Lunchroom Table", "Whoever You Ar (Wherever You Ar)", "Whistles In The Wind" featuring John Doe, and "Warning". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Daddy-OBrooklyn Bounce (radio, more bounce, inst, acapella)/How To Beat A Bootleg God Don't Like Ugly ... 12-inch
Island, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New God Is My Co-PilotGetting Out Of Boring Time Digging Into Boring Pie (10 inch LP) ... LP
Quinnah, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inserts. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New OV WrightI've Been Searching/I'm Going Home (To Live With God) ... 7-inch
Back Beat, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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New VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hardly the gospel of your father's generation – and hardly even the gospel of previous Numero releases either – as the set's a wonderfully offbeat batch of tracks that definitely lives up to the "apocryphal" in the title! Production sounds and musical styles go way past the mainstream – and lots of these numbers feel like secular soul from the definite left end of the spectrum in the 70s – especially the mellower cuts, which have a trippy quality that comes from weird instrumentation and unusual studio work – often matched by vocal presentation that's anything but spiritual, and which feels more like Darondo overall! These tunes are a real discovery – a deeper level of unusual gospel recordings than even the funk and or soul sides featured on other compilations – all pulled from the hinterland of self-released albums and singles from back in the day. As usual, Numero's done as great of job with the notes and packaging as they have with the music – really telling the full tale of this unusual stream of music – in a smoking set that features "That's All I Need" by Sensational Saints, "A Message Especially From God" by Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls, "Come Holy Spirit" by God's Band, "Faith" by Soul Superiors, "Can't Run This Race Alone" by Flying Eagles Gospel Singers, "Searching For The Truth" by Dwain Vinyard, "Get Involved" by Jonah Thompson, and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau & The Mission Singers. CD

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New VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Hardly the gospel of your father's generation – and hardly even the gospel of previous Numero releases either – as the set's a wonderfully offbeat batch of tracks that definitely lives up to the "apocryphal" in the title! Production sounds and musical styles go way past the mainstream – and lots of these numbers feel like secular soul from the definite left end of the spectrum in the 70s – especially the mellower cuts, which have a trippy quality that comes from weird instrumentation and unusual studio work – often matched by vocal presentation that's anything but spiritual, and which feels more like Darondo overall! These tunes are a real discovery – a deeper level of unusual gospel recordings than even the funk and or soul sides featured on other compilations – all pulled from the hinterland of self-released albums and singles from back in the day. As usual, Numero's done as great of job with the notes and packaging as they have with the music – really telling the full tale of this unusual stream of music – in a smoking set that features "That's All I Need" by Sensational Saints, "A Message Especially From God" by Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls, "Come Holy Spirit" by God's Band, "Faith" by Soul Superiors, "Can't Run This Race Alone" by Flying Eagles Gospel Singers, "Searching For The Truth" by Dwain Vinyard, "Get Involved" by Jonah Thompson, and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau & The Mission Singers. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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All In The FamilyAll In The Family ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed ... $3.99
Yipes, this must have been a clear indication of just how popular the show really was! The album's little more than bits lifted off the TV soundtrack – with bits that include "Why God Made Hands", "Sweety Pie Roger", "VD Day", "God is Black", and "Jury Duty". We're guessing that this one probably secretly sold more to the middle-American right wingers who were buying Barry Goldwater records a few years before – than it did to the New York liberals who could get the irony of the material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Gene AmmonsGot My Own ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
A more laidback set than usual from Ammons' early 70s stretch on Prestige – but a record that nicely gets back to that big-toned tenor sound he used often on ballads from earlier years! The combo mixes both electric piano and organ – the former from Hank Jones, the latter from Ernie Hayes – and drums are mostly by Idris Muhammad, but in a style that's a bit more roundly open and soul-based than some of his funkier jams. But there's still a nice groove to many numbers – a gentler one, with a sly undercurrent of soul – even on a few that feature fuller strings arranged by Ed Bogas. Titles include "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Fine & Mellow", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Play Me", "Tin Shack Out Back", and "Ben". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, staining, a sticker on the front and a promo ink stamp on the back.)

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Beach BoysBest Of The Beach Boys Vol 3 ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
Very cool work that's a bit past the obvious hits – including "She Knows Me Too Well", "Darlin", "The Little Girl I Once Knew", "Girl Don't Tell Me", "God Only Knows", and "Heroes & Villains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – sealed!)

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Beach BoysPet Sounds (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Includes Mono and Stereo mixes of the whole album! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Big BoysLullabies Help The Brain Grow (limited edition cassette) ... Cassette
Modern Classics/Burger, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Early 80s underground rock from 80s punk genre blenders Big Boys – a band that would go from furious hardcore blasts, to horn heavy punk funk from one track to the next – and sometimes in the same track! There was really no one exactly like the Big Boys back then, and they trailblazed paths for a lot of bands we'd associate with the southern California "skake rock" in the years to come – which is especially fascinating, given that The Big Boys are from Austin, TX! As varied as their approach is, it's ultimately still in the punk wheelhouse, thanks to raw production – courtesy of SST records house producer Spot – and the bands manic energy and really reckless lyrics. Includes "We Got Your Money", "Lesson", "Funk Off", "I'm Sorry", "We're Not In It To Lose", "Gator F**kin", "Brick Wall", "Baby Let's Play God" and more. Cassette
(Cassette co-released with Burger Records and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies in our exclusive tip-on tape box.)

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Big BoysLullabies Help The Brain Grow (with download) ... LP
Modern Classics, 1983. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Early 80s underground rock from 80s punk genre blenders Big Boys – a band that would go from furious hardcore blasts, to horn heavy punk funk from one track to the next – and sometimes in the same track! There was really no one exactly like the Big Boys back then, and they trailblazed paths for a lot of bands we'd associate with the southern California "skake rock" in the years to come – which is especially fascinating, given that The Big Boys are from Austin, TX! As varied as their approach is, it's ultimately still in the punk wheelhouse, thanks to raw production – courtesy of SST records house producer Spot – and the bands manic energy and really reckless lyrics. Includes "We Got Your Money", "Lesson", "Funk Off", "I'm Sorry", "We're Not In It To Lose", "Gator F**kin", "Brick Wall", "Baby Let's Play God" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely done, deluxe reissue from Modern Classic – with tip on gatefold sleeve, reproduction of the original insert and more. Includes download.)

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Blu & NottzGods In The Spirit (blue vinyl) ... LP
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A strong quartet of cuts by Blu & Nottz – plus guests that include Homeboy Sandman, Aloe Blacc, Sene & Johaz and more – plus some bonus remixes, instros and acapellas! Includes "Boyz II Men" feat Nitty Scott (plus instrumental version and a remix by Diamond D), MC, "Crème Of The Crop" feat Versis & Scienze, "Crooks In Castles" feat Anthm, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz, "End Of The World" feat Rashad (plus remix and instrumental), and "God S**t" feat Aloe Blacc Co$$ & Definite Mass (plus acapella version). LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabrizio BossoPurple ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual project for this great Italian trumpeter – a set that has Fabrizio Bosso working with his Spiritual Trio – a group that features lots of Hammond organ, and plenty of tight drums! The "spiritual" in their name is a reference to an American gospel and soul tradition – one that's given plenty of play here, as most numbers are old spiritual standards from the church, reworked by Bosso into jazz instrumentals! Given the heavy use of organ, the approach is a bit like some of the Lou Bennett albums on the European scene of the 60s – with maybe a nod to the Donald Byrd albums of a spiritual nature for Blue Note. But there's also some very personal elements here too – either unusual instrumental inflections or production techniques, or some other aspects that show a greatly evolved understanding of this mode in jazz. Titles include "This Little Light Of Mine", "Purple", "A Little 3/4 For God & Co", "Dreams Come True", "Wishy Washy", "Total Praise", "A Change Is Gonna Come", and "Wade In The Water". CD

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New David BowieSpace Oddity ... CD
Virgin, 1969. Used ... $5.99
An amazing departure for David Bowie – hardly the kind of record you would expect from his oboe-filled tunes of a few years before – and really the start of the groundbreaking, earthshaking, reinventionist era of his genius! There's a spacious, soaring quality to Space Oddity that's every bit the kind of magical music you might hope for in a set recorded at the close of the 60s – a shift into new modes, new sounds that seem to suck up all the best influences in rock from the previous few years, but fuse it into a new cosmic vision for the next decade. And while others might stumble on cliche with the weight of such a task, Bowie pulls it off brilliantly – mixing his fuzzier feelings with some of his more personal leanings – and showcasing a newly deep sense of songwriting here that's really amazing. Some tunes have the sensitivity of work on Hunky Dory, while others burn with the fire of Man Who Sold The World – all in a balance that never sounds schizophrenic at all. Titles include"Space Oddity", "Memory Of A Free Festival", "God Knows I'm Good", "Cygnet Committee", and "Unwashed & Somewhat Slightly Dazed". CD

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David BowieTonight ... CD
EMI (UK), 1984. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Loving The Alien", "God Only Knows", "Don't Look Down", "Tonight", "Neighborhood Threat", "Blue Jean", and "I Keep Forgetting". CD

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New Jaimeo BrownTranscendence ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $6.99
A compelling conception from drummer Jaimeo Brown – a set that mixes the jazz performance of his trio with inspiration from older gospel music – in particular the famous work of the Gee's Bend Singers, who are sampled here on a number of tracks! About half the record draws vocals from vintage Gee's Bend recordings – and the other half shifts between instrumental passages, and other new vocal performances with singer Selah Brown, Marisha Brown, and Falu. At the core, Brown's trio keeps things on edge, and pushes the project far from hoke with their nicely dark tones – subtle work on drums from Jaimeo, plus tenor from JD Allen and guitar from Chris Sholar. Titles include "Mean World", "You Can't Hide", "Patience", "Power Of God", "Be Free", "You Needn't Mind Me Dying", and "Baby Miesh". CD

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CanOut Of Reach (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Cleopatra, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
It's the late 70s, so the line up here still includes the motoric Jaki Liebezeit and his classic Krautrock drumming and Michael Karoli, who's adopted a very prog sensibility on guitar plus Irmin Schmidt, Rosko Gee and Reebop Kwaka Baah. Plus as an added bonus, Connie Planck recorded this tasty, treat, so you know the electronics are in full effect. 7 tracks in all, including 'Serpentine", "Pauper's Daughter & I", "November", "Seven Days Awake", "Give Me No Roses", "Like INOBE GOD" and "One More Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Doug CarnRevelation ... CD
Black Jazz (Japan), 1973. Used ... $29.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early genius – his own work on organ and keyboards, never overdone and mixed perfectly with a righteous array of acoustic sounds from Rene McLean on alto and tenor and Olu Dara on trumpet – both players who soar to the skies on waves of energy begun by Carn! Wife Jean Carn sings on a number of tracks – with this heavenly style that's mighty righteous – every bit as soulful as her later work at Philly International, but in a very different way. The set includes Doug's great reading of "Naima" – plus other wonderful cuts that include "Power & Glory", "Feel Free", "Jihad", "Fatherhood", and "God is One". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Revelation ... LP 9.99

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Doug CarnRevelation ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early genius – his own work on organ and keyboards, never overdone and mixed perfectly with a righteous array of acoustic sounds from Rene McLean on alto and tenor and Olu Dara on trumpet – both players who soar to the skies on waves of energy begun by Carn! Wife Jean Carn sings on a number of tracks – with this heavenly style that's mighty righteous – every bit as soulful as her later work at Philly International, but in a very different way. The set includes Doug's great reading of "Naima" – plus other wonderful cuts that include "Power & Glory", "Feel Free", "Jihad", "Fatherhood", and "God is One". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revelation ... CD 29.99

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Gene ChandlerHere's To Love ... LP
Chi Sound/20th Century, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of Gene Chandler's later albums recorded for Carl Davis' Chi-Sound label. The poor fate of the Chi-Sound label helped this nice little modern soul gem fall into sidebar like oscurity, but the pulls from heavy Chicago soul talent like Tom Tom 84, Sonny Sanders, and Carl Davis, and it does a good job updating Gene's classic Chicago soul approach to a more modern soul-oriented groove. Includes the tracks "I'm Attracted To You", "Love Is The Answer", "Almost Daylight", "God Sent", "For The Sake Of The Memories", and "I've Got To Meet You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Epic pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Issued in 1983, but a good look back at the classic Brunswick years of this massive soul group from Chicago! The Chi-Lites are one of the best harmony acts ever to come out of the Windy City – and while at the Brunswick label during the late 60s and early 70s, leader Eugene Record forged a sound that became a virtual blueprint for the Chicago group sound of the next decade to come. The harmonies are impeccable on the record – as you probably know if you've already heard hits like "Have You Seen Her", "(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People", "Lonely Man", "Oh Girl", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "A Letter To Myself", and "Homely Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam CookeTribute To The Lady ... CD
Keen/Andex (Spain), 1959. Used ... $23.99
An early gem from the great Sam Cooke – a pre-RCA session, but one that already has Sam showing a stronger jazzy side of his talents – as you might guess from the title! The Lady, in this case, is the late Billie Holiday – recently passed at the time of this recording, and lovingly paid tribute to by a young Sam Cooke – with vocals that have a perfect blend of sweet and raspy to really unlock the tension in Holiday's music – yet also deliver the sound with a much different vibe overall. The set's a great example of how strongly Cooke could sing in a sophisticated jazzy style – and he does a great job with Holiday standards like "God Bless The Child", "Solitude", "Lover Girl", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Rene Hall did the orchestrations – and the album's an interesting example of how Cooke, like Holiday, could work within conventional forms to work a subtly progressive agenda! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamie CullumCatching Tales ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Jamie Cullum's second album for Verve, and quite possibly an even stronger pop effort than the first! Cullum's still got plenty of his jazz roots intact, but he's also going here for a tighter groove than before – one that has his catchy original tunes nicely focused on the hooks, yet still presented in a relatively stripped-down mode that has Jamie's piano work driving most of the groove. There's a few mis-steps here – like Dan The Automator's help on "Get Your Way" – but overall, most of the record retains the gentle charm that first got Cullum going, yet also manages to improve on it a bit too. And with a few more steps, Jamie will be quite far from jazz – but that seems to be a very good thing for his career overall! Titles include "Catch The Sun", "7 Days To Change Your Life", "Nothing I Do", "London Skies", "Get Your Way", "Mind Trick", "21st Century Kid", and "Oh God". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD case has a promotional sticker.)

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Denmark Vessey & Scud OneCult Classic (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Detroit rapper Denmark Vessey teams up with Chicago-native producer Scud One – on a record that truly delivers the goods – and could easily end up with a repuation akin to the album's title! Includes appearances by Guilty Simpson, Exile and Quelle Chris. Titles include "Intro To Cult Classic", "Hoeinindagaddadavida", "Just Talking", "Half A Gram" feat Guilty Simpson, "They Schweepy", "Do You Believe", "Thank You Based God", "Let The God Eat" feat Scud One, "Ego Trip" and "Bonus Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. Used ... $4.99
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RIP Dr Octagon", "I Followed You", "Run For Your Life" feat Fathed, "The God Of Rap", "That Girl Is A Monster", "Do Not Disturb", "Take That Ride", "Mopped Up", "Always Talkin Out Your A**", "Surgery" feat Motion Man and more. CD
(Digipack has a cutout notch.)

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New Bob DylanTimes They Are A-Changin' ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... $11.99
Some of the darkest acoustic work that Dylan ever recorded – and filled with beautiful songs like "With God On Our Side", "North Country Blues", "Only A Pawn In Their Game", "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", "Boots Of Spanish Leather", and "The Times They Are A-Changin". A real masterpiece from just before he started shaking off everyone's expectations. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has a mark from price sticker removal, clear tape along the bottom seam, and light wear.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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George FreemanFranticdiagnosis ... LP
Bam-Boo, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A legendary bit of funk – and a killer record from one of the most unique guitarists ever! George Freeman's got a sound and a style unlike any other player we can think of – an approach to funky guitar that's often got a really hard touch on the strings, and which gets nice and noisy at the best funky moments. Freeman's probably best known for the few obscure records he cut with Groove Holmes, but this album's his out and out masterpiece – a rare one-off session cut in the funky Philly scene and supervised by DJ Sonny Hopson – and featuring a rare mix of players that includes Cesar Frazier on organ and Charles Earland on Arp! The mix of organ and Arp is really incredible – especially on the side-long jammer "Franticdiagnosis", which runs for nearly 20 minutes, and is one of the most messed-up funky jazz jams of the 70s! Other players include Von Freeman on tenor sax and Dave Hubbard on alto flute – and the album features the legendary jazz dance track "The Bump", plus the cuts "Free-Man" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $1.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This expanded edition includes the B-side tracks "God Is Love" and "Sad Tomorrow". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
Also available
What's Going On ... CD 1.99
What's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD 1.99

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Joe GibbsDub Serial ... LP
Joe Gibbs/Greensleeves (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
Joe Gibbs' great and rare dub set Dub Serial – with JG handling production of the heavyweight rhythms – purportedly the very first Joe Gibbs dub LP and it's a great one! Spare, heavy bass lines that are as hypnotic as on any dub record of the time – tripped out just enough via som spacey echo. Includes "Satta Mmassa Gana Version", "More Dub Version", "Love Me Girl Version", "Money In My Pocket Version", "Rainy Night In Georgia Version", "God Bless The Children Version", "Be The One Version", "He Prayed Version" and more. 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Al GreenExplores Your Mind ... LP
Hi Records/London, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Al Green explores your mind – then moves onto your heart, your soul, and everything in between! The album's a classic in the best Hi Records tradition – and features Al moving into a style that's even more spiritual than before – serving up the sublime tracks "Take Me To The River" and "God Blessed Our Love", both of which seem to point strongly at the direction he would take in later years – but also managing to mix the secular with the spiritual, in a way that's as sexy as ever! Other tracks include the hit "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)", plus "One Nite Stand", "The City", "I'm Hooked On You", and "Stay With Me Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue pressing.)

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Al GreenTokyo Live ... CD
Cream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $11.99
A tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – as the band uses the extra space to make things a bit more uptempo and really push the groove – but Al's vocals still hold the whole set together nicely, especially on the numbers where he lets loose a bit more. Linda Jones is one of the backup singers on the set – and titles include "Belle", "Let's Get Married", "Love & Happiness", "I Feel Good", "Dream", "God Blessed Our Love", "You Ought To Be With Me", and "Tired Of Being Alone". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Joey HeathertonJoey Heatherton Album ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy looking – not listening!) The album's done in a sexy sort of 70s pop mode – slight country touches on a few tunes, but mostly glistening adult-styled backings from the team of Tony Scotti and Tommy Oliver. Tunes include "God Only Knows", "It's Not Easy", "Right Or Wrong", "I'm Sorry", "Gone", "Say Hello", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD

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Hell RazahHeaven Razah ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2010. Used ... $3.99
Includes "The Arrival", "Medical Rush", "Fear Of God", "Brooklyn Tale", "My Testimony" feat Darnell McClain, "Return Of The Renaissance" feat RA The Rugged Man, "Armageddon" and more, plus the bonus track "Armageddon". CD

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Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... LP
Verve, 1956. Good ... $9.99
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. MGV 8099. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with tape residue, some splitting an masking tape on the other seams, and some stains and a piece of tape on the back.)

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New Antonio Carlos JobimStone Flower ... LP
CTI, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the magic of Jobim's wonderful compositions, but gives them a slightly more fluid feel too – in a way that's somewhat more sophisticated than the sound of Jobim's previous CTI outings – Tide and Wave. Other players on the album include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, and Airto on percussion – and there's a great mix of Brazilian and American styles on the set – electric, sinister, breezy, and always wonderful! Includes the titles "Sabia", "God & The Devil In The Land Of The Sun", "Children's Games", "Stone Flower", "Brazil", "Tereza My Love", and "Choro". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally great – forged strongly with the cool combo Almaz, which features members of Nacao Zumbi, and bassist Antonio Pinto – the guy behind the great music in City Of God! The result is a record that's completely fresh, new territory for Jorge – but a set that also still holds onto all the best charms of his previous records too – and given that he's always seemed poised for superstardom and global crossover, it's even more incredible that he's made such a rootsy record like this! The record's filled with cool covers – all given the Almaz twist – tunes by Kraftwerk, Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson, Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, and others – completely reworked, and tuned up with spare instrumentation that's mostly guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "The Model", "Cala Boca Menino", "Girl You Move Me", "Juizo Final", "Cirandar", "Tempo De Amor", and "Rock With You". CD

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Anita KerrVelvet Voices & Bold Brass ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Anita Kerr was a hugely successful arranger during the 60s Nashville scene – but even better was her work at the head of her tight vocal quartet, an amazing ensemble that had a sound similar to other groovy groups like The Free Design or The Singers Unlimited. The lineup is mixed male/female – and they sing with a tight sophisticated sound that works beautifully with the pop material included on these two albums. Plus, Anita had a wicked talent for coming up with slightly off-beat arrangements – which means that the group's treatment of the material is a lot fresher than you'd expect. There's a total of 11 tracks on this set – including "Lalena", "When The World Was Young", "Happy Heart", "God Bless The Child", "You & I", "My Way", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "The Windmills Of Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Killah PriestBehind The Stained Glass ... CD
Good Hands, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Raw funk & soul beats with both grit and soaring, string sample flourishes – backed with straight forward storytelling for Wu Tang veteran Killah Priest! Priest takes a deeper, more spiritually minded approach to the mic than most of the Wu Tang canon – and this fairly under the radar release is a worthy set for Wu completists. Titles include "I Believe", "4 Tomorrow", "A Crying Heart", "Hood Nursery", "Redemption", "Profits Of Man", "The World", "God's Time", "Born 2 Die" and more – plus the bonus track "The End Is Coming". CD
(Out of print.)

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Last PoetsLast Poets/This Is Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Douglas/Snapper (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 17.98
The first two Last Poets albums back to back in one great 2CD set! The Last Poets is the first album by the second group to call themselves the Last Poets – and as fierce a document of their rich talents as you'll ever find – bursting forth with anger and righteousness at a level as tight as Gil Scott-Heron's first album! The group here is the key second lineup of the ensemble of wordsmiths – comprised of Abiodun Oyewole, Alafia Pudim, and Omar Ben Hassan, plus the percussionist Nilaja – and most cuts feature only spare percussion backing over the spoken protest poetry – delivered with a brutal edge that really sums up the righteous politics of the time. Titles include "Run, N*gger", "On The Subway", "When The Revolution Comes", "Jones Comin' Down", "Black Thighs", "N*ggers Are Scared Of Revolution", and "Wake Up, N*ggers" – all of which should give you a good picture of what's going on with the record! This Is Madness is one of the Last Poets' greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! Deluxe package comes with 2 CDs – and bonus tracks that include "Sport" and "Spoon" by Lightnin Rod – plus "Doriella Du Fontaine", which features Lightnin Rod and Jimi Hendrix! CD

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New Last PoetsThis Is Madness ... LP
Douglas, 1971. Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Douglas pressing. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, and a partially split top seam.)

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John LennonPlastic Ono Band ... CD
Apple/Capitol, 1970. Used ... $5.99
Lennon's first proper solo LP, after the breakup of the Beatles, recorded largely by himself, with some help from Yoko, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, and Billy Preston. One of those pieces of the rock canon that it seems hardly anything needs to be said about it at this point, but we'll at least offer it's one of the greatest stripped down rock statements/confessionals of all time, in spite of the fact that you can read that just about anyplace else you care to look. Includes "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero", "Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me", "God" and "My Mummy's Dead". CD

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Manfred MannMy Little Red Book Of Winners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ascot/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.98
A great step forward for Manfred Mann – a record that's deeper, stronger, and nastier than previous efforts – as evidenced by their wicked take on Burt Bacharach's "My Little Red Book"! What the cats do to that tune perfectly sums up their genius at this point – a sharp fusion of blues and soul influences, put together in ways that are really different than other UK combos of the period – often past any cliches that would show their roots too much, and with the start of a sneer that would appear more strongly from other fronts in the 60s. Original tunes include "You're For Me", "The One IN The Middle", and "Without You" – and the set also features versions of "Brother Jack", "Poison Ivy", "With God On Our Side", and "My Little Red Book". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
Beautiful live recordings from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Germany in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great vibes from Milt Jackson! The recording quality is great on most cuts – and there seems to be an especially strong focus on Milt's contribution to the group – those wonderfully shaped tones that almost have a bell-like quality at times, but which still swing better than most other cats on vibes. One track features Milt solo on a version of "Tenderly" – and other titles include "Ralph's New Blues", "Willow Weep For Me", "I'll Remember April", "I Can't Get Started", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "JB Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wes MontgomeryFusion ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing without the microphone logo. Cover has some light wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Randy NewmanSail Away ... CD
Reprise, 1972. Used ... $6.99
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". CD
Also available Sail Away ... LP 5.99

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Randy NewmanSail Away ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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Novi Singers & Aleksander Mazur QuartetBacharach ... LP
Muza (Poland), 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A dream come true – our favorite vocal group performing work by our favorite composer! The Novi Singers, in case you don't know them, were a totally hip Polish vocal quartet – with a sound that was part scatting vocalese and part groovy 60s, very different than that of many of their contemporaries, with a cool complexity that's made their work a favorite amongst fans of groovy music. This rare album features the group running through a set of tunes by our God, Burt Bacharach – performed vocally, with jazz backing by a quartet that includes tenor sax, organ, trumpet, and percussion. The sound's as stripped down and spacious as it would have been if Burt led the session himself – and the Novi group do a great job of stepping back from time to time, to let the instruments swirl around in lovely rhythms, bubbling forth in Bacharach beauty! Titles include "The Look Of Love", "It Doesn't Matter", "Are You There", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and a great 10 minute "Bacharach Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Dave Pell SingersMah-Na-Mah-Na ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A tremendously groovy album from Dave Pell – an arranger best known for his 50s jazz sides, but who's working here with a very hip group of singers! The album's got a cool slinky style that's totally great – slightly funky at the bottom, with traces of Sunshine Pop in the overall phrasing of the tunes – a great blend between easy vocal and groovy pop styles of the 60s, and a real standout from the time! The choice of tracks is especially great – and the set includes incredible remakes of "Oh Calcutta", "Keem-O-Sabe", and "Mah Na Mah Na" – all very different than the originals, but all plenty darn wonderful. Other tracks include "Sweet Caroline", "Get Together", "Laughing", "Sugar Sugar", "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town", and "Thank God The War Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ringwear, and some edge wear.)

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Linda PerhacsSoul Of All Natural Things ... CD
Asthmatic Kitty, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
The return of a legend – and the first album from Linda Perhacs in many many years! Perhacs is very well-remembered for her groundbreaking Parallelograms record from the start of the 70s – a sublime blend of older folk aesthetics with some much deeper, darker elements – a quality that's re-captured surprisingly well here in this set of new recordings! Linda's on vocals throughout, and accompanied by light guitar, keyboard, percussion, and a bit of strings – arranged with this careful, gentle quality that almost takes us back to the best creative work of the British acid folk generation – particularly the best work on Island Records or Transatlantic. Perhacs sounds incredibly timeless in the setting – almost as if it's just been a few years since her last record, not forty four – and titles include "Freely", "Prisms Of Glass", "Song Of The Planets", "Immunity", "The Soul Of All Natural Things", and "River Of God". CD

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Peter Peter & Peter KyedValhalla Rising ... LP
Weme, 2009. New Copy 2LPs ... $28.99 32.98
A very dark score for this Viking fantasy film – one that comes across more like some vintage industrial and noise experiments – especially when heard away from the images on the screen! Most tones are very low-end, and seem to come from conventional instruments, abstracted – plus a bit of electronics – almost at this organ-wrenching level that reminds us of Varese at his most intense! There's none of the glory or drama that you'd get from an older soundtrack for a film like this – and instead the whole thing follows suit in the spirit of some of the early work of Throbbing Gristle, sans vocals. Titles include "Free", "Men Of God", "The Boat", "Hell", "Montage", "One Eye Fights", "Escape", and "Arrowhead". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kudu/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". CD features two bonus cuts – live versions of "Cherry Red" and "God Bless The Child". CD
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Bud PowellLausanne 1962 ... CD
Naked City (Mexico), 1962. Used ... $3.99
Live Bud Powell work from his later years! The group here is a trio with Bud on piano, Jacque Nevard on bass, and Michel Thevenez on drums – and Powell is definitely filled with the sort of fire that makes a recording like this well worth hearing – proof that just about any Bud Powell material from the time is pretty darn great, especially if it's as recorded as well as this! Titles include "All God's Children", "Confirmation", "I Remember Clifford", "Round Midnight", "Blues In The Closet", and "Evidence". CD

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Public EnemyHe Got Game ... CD
Def Jam, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Resurrection" with Masta Killa, "He Got Game", "Unstoppable" with KRS-One, "Is Your God A Dog", "House Of The Rising Son", "Politics Of The Sneaker Pimps", "Go Cat Go", "What You Need Is Jesus", "Game Face", and "Sudden Death". CD
(Out of print first pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Sun RaAntique Blacks ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys – and there's some spiritual undercurrents to the set that are different than some of Ra's other albums with the instrument – some deeply feeling rhythms and soulful, spiritual expressions that really belie the Space Is The Place generation in which the album was cut. A few recitations imbue the record with a bold sense of poetry, which seems to be carried through strongly in the instrumentation too – especially on John Gilmore's tenor lines, which almost have a Shepp-like quality at points. Other players include Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto, Ahk Tal Ebah on trumpet, Clifford Jarvis on drums, and Sly on electric guitar – and titles include "Song No 1", "There Is Change In The Air", "Antique Blacks", "Would I For All That Were", "Ridiculous I & The Cosmos Me", and "This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God". CD

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Sun RaMy Brother The Wind ... LP
Saturn, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Crazy stuff – one of the wilder albums from Sun Ra, and a record that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis – so Ra really center stage on the keys, and spends most of the record making some really weird and wonderful sounds on the moog. Tracks include "Intergalactic II", "To Nature's God", and "The Code Of Interdependence". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaNidhamu/Dark Myth Equation Visitation ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Sun Ra returns to the motherland – to serve up a host of classic recordings done in Egypt in the early 70s! There's a cool exotic feel to some of the best tracks here – a vibe that's quite similar to the groove Salah Ragab was hitting at the time in Cairo, although probably a bit more outside overall – thanks to the Arkestra's strongly modern tones. Recordings were done at a few locations – and the set mixes live concert material with even more intimate sides done at the home of Hartmut Geerken, who was a key force in getting the Arkestra to play in Egypt at the time. Ra plays a host of great keyboards – including rocksichord, tiger organ, and moog – and other players include John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute and alto, Danny Thompson on baritone and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Hakim Rahim on alto and flute, and the trio of Tommy Hunter, Clifford Jarvis, and Lex Humphries on drums. Occasional vocals are sung by June Tyson, Verta Grosvenor, Gloristeena Knight, and Richard Wilkinson – and the set features a whopping 11 tracks, orignally issued on two different Saturn albums, with bonus material too. Titles include "Space Loneliness #2", "Discipline #11", "Nidhamu", "Solar Ship Voyage", "Discipline #27", "Cosmo Darkness", "The Light Thereof", "Friendly Galaxy #2", "To Nature's God", and "Why Go To The Moon?" CD

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RootsHow I Got Over ... LP
Def Jam, 2010. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
A less tense and caustic Roots than the crew that hit us on the majority of Rising Down a couple years earlier – and this one's as strong of an album as they've delivered since moving over to Def Jam. In truth, we were a little scared when we saw some of the guests credited – Monsters Of Folk, John Legend, Joanna Newsom and other headscratchers on top of more likely collaborators such as Phonte, Blu, Peedi Peedi and Dice Raw – it gets over very, very well here! How I Got Over is a Roots effort through and through, with contemplative and soulful tracks that simmer and stew in tried and true fashion. The tracks with those indie rock guests turn out to be among the Roots-iest tracks on the record. Believe that! So you can rest easy, the Roots are The Roots here, just what we wanted and just what we get! Includes "A Peace Of Light" feat Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle, "Walk Alone" feat Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, "Now Or Never" with Phonte & Dice Raw, "Dear God 2.0" with Monsters Of Folk, "The Day" feat Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash, "Doin It Again", "Tunnel Vision" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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