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Beach BoysThat's Why God Made The Radio ... CD
Capitol, 2012. Used .... $6.99
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
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Boogie MonstersGod Sound (2LP promo) ... LP
EMI, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP .... $19.99
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 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

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Gospel CaroletsGod Is Sending Out A Warning/Try Jesus For Yourself ... 7-inch
Davenport, 1960s. Very Good+ .... $36.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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HeaterGod & Hair ... LP
Permanent, 2010. Near Mint- .... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
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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Otis G JohnsonEverything – God Is Love 78 ... LP
Numero, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 16.98
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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Jus AllahGOD (clean, dirty, inst)/Supreme (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2005. Sealed (pic cover).... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Lakim ShabazzBlack Is Back (vocal, inst)/Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Tuff City, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $14.99
A-side produced by the 45 King. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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 .... $34.99
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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Sam The BeastGucci Dance (tic toc, oh my god mix, tic toc radio) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1994. Near Mint- .... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Donna Summer & OthersThank God It's Friday – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Sealed 2LP + 12" .... $1.99
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
(Cover has a small cut corner.)

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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 .... $26.99 29.99
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. CD
(Limited edition.)

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Thee Mighty CaesarsSurely They Were The Sons Of God ... CD
Crypt (Germany), Mid 80s. Used .... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Carla ThomasLove Among People/I Have A God Who Loves ... 7-inch
Stax, 1972. Near Mint- .... $6.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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TrickyNearly God ... CD
Island, 1995. Used .... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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U-GodTurbulance (radio, voc, inst)/DATs Gangsta (radio, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1999. Near Mint- .... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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VariousDoing God's Work – A Creation Compilation ... LP
Creation (UK), 1987. Near Mint- .... $6.99
A set of really wonderful tracks from the best years of Creation Records – including "Murders The Hope Of Women" by Momus, "Shine On" by House Of Love, "In A Mourning Town" by Biff Bang Pow, "Cut Me Deep" by The Jasmine Minks, and "Kiss At Dawn" by Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy .... $15.99 18.98
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
Also available Good God – Apocryphal Hymns ... LP 19.99

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VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $19.99 22.98
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
Also available Good God – Apocryphal Hymns ... CD 15.99

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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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New 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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GodMy Pal/Jackwoman/Nunhammer ... 7-inch
New Copy (reissue).... Early May, 2014
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Robert FrippGod Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Heavy Frippertronics here – and some great guest vocals from David Byrne! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear, and an unglued top seam.)

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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 .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Robert Fripp & The League Of GentlemenGod Save The King ... LP
EG, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Billie HolidayGod Bless The Child (picture disc) ... LP
Stardust, Early 40s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 500!)

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New LambGod Bless (orig, pulsinger mix, wagon christ mix, godless mix) ... 12-inch
Fontana, 1996. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2CD .... Temporarily 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 disc 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. CD
Also available Has God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP 34.99

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New Billy PrestonThat's The Way God Planned It ... LP
Apple, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Righteous churchy soul from Billy Preston – with all the cliches and flourishes that made him a hit with the kids back in the old days. George Harrison produced, and that aspect of the record is perhaps its strongest – as Preston come across in the heavy wall of sound mode used by The Beatles at the end of their career, and Harrison at the beginning of his. Titles include "Keep It To Yourself", "Hey Brother", "What About You?", "This Is It", and a two-part reading of "That's The Way God Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Tiny TimGod Bless Tiny Tim ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest albums of the 60s, and a surprisingly big hit for the legendary Tiny Tim – a character then know to TV audiences for his appearances on Laugh-In and other shows – but an artist who sounds surprisingly culture-counter all these years later! The album's got some wonderfully odd elements in the production and arrangements – the former by Richard Perry, the latter by Artie Butler – all in that hip faux-nostalgia style that was huge in the Warner/Reprise universe of the time. And although Tim's certainly weirder and maybe goofier than Harper's Bizarre, Van Dyke Parks, and Randy Newman – you can definitely hear a through line to that scene in this album – as well as links to other odd 60s moments by folks like Brute Force or John Simon. Tunes are both old and new, and all are completely remade by Tiny Time – songs that include the hit "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips", plus a fantastic cover of the Biff Rose tune "Fill Your Heart", and "The Coming Home Party", "The Other Side", "Daddy Daddy What Is Heaven Like", "Welcome To My Dream", "The Viper", and "On The Old Front Porch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Tiny TimGod Bless Tiny Tim (expanded mono edition) ... CD
Reprise/Now Sounds (UK), 1968. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest albums of the 60s, and a surprisingly big hit for the legendary Tiny Tim – a character then know to TV audiences for his appearances on Laugh-In and other shows – but an artist who sounds surprisingly culture-counter all these years later! The album's got some wonderfully odd elements in the production and arrangements – the former by Richard Perry, the latter by Artie Butler – all in that hip faux-nostalgia style that was huge in the Warner/Reprise universe of the time. And although Tim's certainly weirder and maybe goofier than Harper's Bizarre, Van Dyke Parks, and Randy Newman – you can definitely hear a through line to that scene in this album – as well as links to other odd 60s moments by folks like Brute Force or John Simon. Tunes are both old and new, and all are completely remade by Tiny Time – songs that include the hit "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips", plus a fantastic cover of the Biff Rose tune "Fill Your Heart", and "The Coming Home Party", "The Other Side", "Daddy Daddy What Is Heaven Like", "Welcome To My Dream", "The Viper", and "On The Old Front Porch". This fab CD features the rare mono version – only a promo issue at the time – plus lots of mono bonus tracks that include "Little Girl", "April Showers", "Bring Back Those Rockabye Baby Days", "Hello Hello", and a number of Artie Butler instrumental tracks too! CD

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New Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs .... 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 disc 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. CD
Also available Has God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP 34.99

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New Rip Rig & PanicGod (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin/Cherry Red (UK), 1981. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Rip Rig & Panic's first album – and one of the most brilliant post punk albums to come of the early 80s UK scene – mixing up global rhythms, avant jazz horns and winds, and spiritually resonant stream of consciousness vocals! Gareth Sanger paved the way with his earlier work in Pop Group – which melded punk, funk, dub and otherworldly textures into a primal sound all its own – and at this early point, Rip Rig & Panic does that and more – bringing in all this eclectic percussion, out jazzy clarinet, sax and trumpet, and both male and female lead vocals for a more expansive personality. RR & P's female voice is a young Neneh Cherry – and her father Don Cherry guests on trumpet, as he would again on the follow-up. Includes "Constant Drudgery Is Harmful To Soul, Spirit & Health", "Through Nomad Eyeballs", "Totally Naked (Without Lock Or Key)", "Howl! Caged Bird", "Those Eskimo Women Speak Frankly", "Shadows Only There Because Of The Sun", "Mis Pib" and more. This 2013 remastered CD edition has 6 bonus tracks: "Bob Hope Takes Risks (7" Version)", "Go, Go, Go! (This Is It)", "Billy Eckstein's Shirt Collar" and more. CD

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New Ethel EnnisGod Bless The Child ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1973. Used .... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mobb DeepGOD Pt III (clean, inst, lp, acapella) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Mobb DeepGOD Pt III (nighttime clean, nighttime dirty, nighttime inst, after hours clean, after hours dirty) ... 12-inch
Loud, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
Another single from the "Infamous" LP where the non-LP version improves on the already nice G.O.D. Pt. III, with the famous Phantasm beat and new lyrics. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New OmGod Is Good ... CD
Drag City, 2009. Used .... Out Of Stock
CD

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New Thee HypnoticsLive'r Than God ... CD
Situation Two (UK), 1989. Used .... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New U-GodBazzar (clean, tv, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Wu-Tang/Priority, 1999. Used .... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Michael P WilliamsGod Who Takes A Little & Makes A Lot ... LP
Cook, Late 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
 
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Ex Models/SecondsPink EP ... CD
My Pal God, 2002. Used .... $0.49
4 track EP. CD

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New Mi & L'auMi & L'au ... CD
Young God, 2005. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
 
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Fontella BassFree ... LP
Paula, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Very righteous work from Fontella Bass – an album done after her time at Chess Records, and after her work in Paris with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – in a heartfelt, southern soul mode that's totally great! Fontella's back working with producer Oliver Sain, who first brought her fame back in the 60s – but the sound is a bit more sophisticated than before, drenched with roots from gospel and country soul, but also inflected with some of the more righteous modes of the early 70s too. Fontella's vocals are incredible – with a range that should have made her one of the leading ladies of soul in the 70s – and titles include "To Be Free", "I Need Love", "Wiping Tears", "Hold On this Time", "Talking About Freedom", and "My God My Freedom My Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon Batiste & Stay HumanSocial Music ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99 13.98
A really unique album from pianist Jon Batiste – a set that's straight jazz at some points, a bit Crescent City at others, but always with a feel that's very individual – and one of the freshest new styles we've heard in years! Jon's instrumental tracks are wonderful – full of rich feeling and color that comes not just from his own work on piano and other keyboards, but also from the quintet's instrumentation – which occasionally features tuba used in this unusual bassy-bottom mode – alongside great alto from Eddie Barbash. Some numbers are vocal tracks – with lyrics that are personal, and surprisingly powerful – usually relatively simple, but integrated with the instrumentation at a level that's very different than the usual jazz vocal mode. Titles include "It's Alright", "Lonely Cry In Manhattan", "D Sharp Movement 1", "The Spirit Is With Us", "Express Yourself", "Let God Lead", "San Spirito", and "Naima's Love Song". CD

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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlowflyBlowfly At The Movies ... LP
Weird World, Mid 70s. Near Mint- .... $29.99
The Blowfly groove meets the sound of the blacksploitation generation! Blow's always pretty great on these classic recordings, but he does an even better job here – singing funky parodies of 70s action films, as well as other soul hits from the same era – in a way that's a great parody on some of the bigger movies of the time. The band's nice and tight – hitting some funky lines on the drum and bass parts, as Blow sings over the top in his crazily raspy voice. Not one to play for your parents – but a great party record for anyone else! Titles include "Superfly", "Cross 110th Street", "The Ghetto", "Freddy's Dick Is Dead", "Funky Spermy Days", "Trouble Man", and "The God-Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing.)

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Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used .... $4.99
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair, it's almost as if 15 years have fallen off the calendar – taking us back to a time when we had complete and total faith in the group! Production is wonderful too – spare, stripped down, and with the grittier, more soulful edges of the first few records. Drums are heavy, basslines are tight, and we're plenty proud to say that after many years, the Brand New Heavies are very firmly back in the business of funky music! Great stuff all around – no hype, no gimmicks, and a real back to basics set that's probably a decade overdue! Titles include "Sex God", "Let's Do It Again", "We Won't Stop", "Get Used To It", "We've Got", "I Don't Know Why", "Right On", "Music", "All Fired Up", "Love Is", "I've Been Touched", and "I Just Realized". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Brand NubianAllah U Akbar (voc, voc rmx, inst)/Steal Ya 'Ho (voc, voc rmx, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1992. Very Good- (pic cover).... $1.99
Two nice remixes off the "In God We Trust" LP. Both remixes feature new lyrics not on the LP version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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Donald ByrdChant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s! The cover and title are a bit unfamiliar, but the music is right up there with Byrd's classic sessions with baritonist Pepper Adams – a great player here, with a deftness on his horn that's incredible – matching all the sharp changes and soulful undercurrents of Byrd's sparkling trumpet! There's a nice hard sound to the whole thing – almost the raw power of the pair's albums for the Warwick label – and as with those, Herbie Hancock is on piano – giving the whole thing an excellent soul jazz groove that really kicks the main soloists into action! Titles include "Great God", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "That's All", "You're Next", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... 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

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Gene ChandlerChi-Sound Sessions 1978 to 1982 (When You're #1/80/Here's To Love/bonus tracks) ... CD
Chi Sound/SPV (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $24.99
Gene Chandler's one of those artists who never fails to surprise us – and this wonderful package is a great illustration of one of the best chapters in his career! Gene's first known for his big early hits for Vee Jay – including "Duke Of Earl" – and stayed strong over many many years, shifting labels from time to time, continuing to grow as a singer and move through a range of different styles all handled quite well. This set offers an oft-lost side of Gene's career – his later recordings for Carl Davis' Chi-Sound label, home to a number of older Chicago soul artists who worked with Davis earlier at other labels. As with other singers on the label – such as Walter Jackson – Gene here moves into a smooth modern soul vein, mixing uptempo and midtempo tunes with ease, showing a sophisticated vocal style that you'd hardly ever expect from his earlier work! There's some real gems on this set – which features not only all three albums that Chandler recorded for the label, but also 9 more bonus tracks from singles as well – a massive 31 track package that's the first full look at this side of Gene's career. Titles include "Does She Have A Friend", "That Funky Disco Rhythm", "I'm Attracted To You", "For The Sake Of The Memories", "God Send", "Almost Daylight", "I Keep Coming Back", "I'll Make The Living If You'll Make The Living Worth While", "Skate", "Time Is A Thief", "Where Have You Been", "Get Down (demo)", "Let Me Make Love To You (long version)", "All About The Paper", "Rainbow 80", "You've Been So Sweet To Me", and "When You're #1". CD

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Ray CharlesRay Charles Forever (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Concord, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy CD & DVD .... $16.99 18.98
A special assortment of Ray Charles material – pulled from his classic recordings for the Tangerine label, and including one previously unreleased track – and a bonus DVD as well! The occasion for the album is the issue of the USPS Ray Charles stamp – but the set more than stands strongly enough on its own – with a blend of cuts that includes the never-heard "They Can't Take That Away From Me" – plus "None Of Us Are Free", "Imagine", "So Help Me God", "America The Beautiful", "A Song For You", "Ring Of Fire", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Isn't It Wonderful", and "A Song For You". DVD features the 21 minute featurette – "Ray Charles Forever". CD

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Como MamasGet An Understanding (limited edition) ... LP
Daptone, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 17.99
Rootsy gospel from The Como Mamas – a tremendous trio of female singers, working here in an all-acapella mode that's completely sublime! The set's an offshoot of the Como Now project done by Daptone a few years ago, and has the same timeless feel – quite a difference from the heavy funk you might normally hear on Daptone, yet equally soulful all the way through! The tunes are spiritual, but served up with more than enough depth to please any fan of secular soul, too – and the lack of any instrumentation, mixed with straightforward production, all makes the record feel like some lost indie label gem from decades ago. Titles include "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Peace Of Mind", "Thank Him Enough", "God Is Good To Me", "I Know It Was The Blood", "Old Landmark", "Ninety Nine & A Half Won't Do", and "Soon I Will Be Done". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl limited to just 1000 copies!)

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CrampsBig Beat From Badsville ... LP
Epitaph, 1997. Very Good+ .... $29.99
A great later record by The Cramps – still stomping their inimitable brand of seedy, sexy macabre-billy in as fine of a form as they'd been in a number of years! After the slicked-up studio sound of the preceding Flamejob, they wisely strip the production polish away for a rawer sound here – though still less murky than the late 70s and early 80s recordings. It's the right balance! Really fun stuff from a legendary act that really don't get enough praise for their consistently solid records in the later years. Includes "Cramp Stomp", "God Monster", "It Thing Hard-On", "Shena's In A Goth Gang", "Queen Of Pain", "Devil Behind That Bush", "Super Goo", "Hypno Sex Ray", "Wet Nightmare", "Badsass Bug", "Haulass Hyena" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Diana DarbyIV (Intravenous) ... CD
Delmore, 2012. Used .... $5.99
Beautiful stuff from singer Diana Darby – one of our favorite voices in the indie folk landscape! There's a hushed tone to Diana's voice that softens some fairly heavy lyricism – on personal songs that manage to speak the plain, sometimes harsh truths of love and spirituality with a fragile, hypnotic beauty. She accompanies herself on guitar, and the other instrumentation is as subtle and strong as her singing and songcraft – with light percussion, cello, bass, pedal steel, banjo and sax. Diana has been with Delmore Recordings for over a decade now – the label that's doing the world such a service by unearthing archival Karen Dalton – and it's great to hear new music on Delmore that'll truly stand the test of time just as strongly! Includes "Looking For Trouble", "Snow Cover Me", "If Love", "Spinning", "Buttercup", "Oh Butterfly", "Ugly Little Toad", "Heaven", "The Alphabet", "Elena", "Little One" and "Talking To God". CD

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Martin DennyExotica (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy .... $6.99
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a record like this, he delivered the goods better than anyone else – by taking away all the too-sweet styles of Hawaiian music, and serving up a stripped-down, jazzy kind of sound! The album features Denny's classic original quartet – with Arthur Lyman on vibes and Augie Colon on bongos – and titles include "Stone God", "Jungle Flower", "Busy Port", "Lotus Land", and his hit recording of "Quiet Village". CD features full mono and stereo mixes of all tracks on the set! CD

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Dave Douglas with Aoife O'DonovanBe Still ... CD
Greenleaf, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
Quite a compelling project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – a record that has him working strongly with singer/guitarist Aoife O'Donovan, whose presence really helps transform the sound of the set! Aoife's got a folksy touch on her vocals, and colors things in with some great earthy tones that are a surprisingly good fit for Douglas' lines on trumpet – sometimes jazzy, sometimes sparkling with a rich sense of American history – yet delivered in a subtle, linear way. The blend works a lot better than it sounds on paper – thanks to help from other musicians who include Jon Irabagon on tenor, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Titles include "Barbara Allen", "Living Streams", "Be Still My Soul", "High On A Mountain", "God Be With You", and "This Is My Father's World". CD

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
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

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Harlan EllisonGetting In The Wind (paperback) ... Book
Norton/Kicks, 2012. New Copy Book .... $9.99 14.95
Tough, dirty and stylish late 50s short stories by the great Harlan Ellison – who would go on to be hailed as one of great science fiction and suspense writers in print, film and television – but working here as a very young man, under pseudonyms, on seedy crime and pulp stories! It's gritty, yet charmingly trashy stuff – with story titles that let you know what you're in for here – including Dead Wives Don't Cheat, God Bless The Ugly Virgin, Gang Girl, Portrait Of The Artist As A Zilch Writer, An Episode Of Sunbathers and more. A treasure trove, rescued from pulp obscurity by Kick Books! Paperback, 174 pages. Book

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Roberta Flack & Peabo BrysonLive & More (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2 CDs Gatefold .... $29.99
A double album from Roberta & Peabo – with some nicely recorded tracks from a gig at The Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN (not too far south of Chicago) in the dawn of the 80s – and some tight studio material, too! It's got a some terrific live versions of some of the biggest hits from both singers – plus their great duets. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long", a nice version of "Back Together Again" – which was originally done by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, "Killing Me Softly", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Feel The Fire", and "Only Heaven Can Wait/You Are My Heaven". 14 tracks on 2CDs! CD
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Kim FowleyI'm Bad (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Kim Fowley's first proper solo album to be issued in the US – by Capitol Records, no less – and it's just as wild and bugged out as you'd expect! The songs are tight little post-garage, pre-punk stormers on one level – but Kim's guttural, growly vocals on this record bring about a seedy strangeness that's farther out there than most of his more famous work as a producer. It's a must for Fowley-philes, and anyone else interested in the stranger realms of early 70s rock! Includes "Queen Of Stars", "Forbidden Love", "Man Of God", "California Gypsy Man", "Red Chine", "Let It Loose", "It's Great To Be Alive", "Gott Get Close To You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. New Copy .... $4.99 5.98
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
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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used .... $3.99
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
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What's Going On ... CD 3.99
What's Going On (UK pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Jaki GrahamFor Sentimental Reasons ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), 2012. Used .... $9.99
A long-overdue album from UK soul singer Jaki Graham – a vocalist who seems to have gotten better and better over the years! As you might guess from the title, a fair bit of tracks on the set are older standards – sung by Jaki in a jazzified approach to soul, with elements that are even warmer and more classic than her older recordings – almost a nod back to the generation of R&B before she got her start! The album's way stronger than we might have expected, and Graham's vocals are still right on the top of their mark – as you'll hear on cuts that include "God Bless The Heartache", "For Sentimental Reasons", "Summertime", "Unforgettable", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". CD

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Al GreenExplores Your Mind ... LP
Hi Records/London, 1974. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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
(Hi pressing.)

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Al GreenI Can't Stop ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used .... $1.99
A stunner! Al Green returns to the glorious, exuberant soul brilliance of the Hi Records years for his Blue Note debut – an amazing return to form that we could kick ourselves for not anticipating! Al Green asserted long, long ago that he had no intention of ever making another secular soul album – and God bless Rev. Green for turning around on that. Of course we wouldn't try to tell you that anything on I Can't Stop is as revelatory as "I'm Still In Love With You" or "Let's Stay Together", but a lot of it comes pretty damn close, believe or not. Al's voice has held up almost unbelievably well over the years, having picked up just enough rough edges to make Willie Mitchell's wonderfully tight, smooth and heavy Memphis soul arrangements that much more striking, but still hitting those knee-shaking high notes and that famous vibrato. And yes, you read the previous sentence correctly – the legendary Willie Mitchell's back in Al's corner for the set – and his horn-drenched Memphis sound is as big and beautiful as ever. If projects like this are going to characterize how Blue Note is going to spend all of that Norah Jones money, we should nominate that girl for president next time. Let's hope Al and Willie live up to the title and keep on going after this one. Another classic from one of the greatest artist/producer teams in the history of modern music! 12 tracks in all, including "I Can't Stop", "Play To Win", "Rainin' In My Heart", "You", "Not Tonight", "Million To One", "Too Many" and more. CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Al GreenLegendary Hi Albums Vol 2 (Call Me/Livin' For You/Explores Your Mind/Al Green Is Love) ... CD
Hi Records/Edsel (UK), 1973/1974/1975. New Copy 2CD .... $9.99
The middle stretch of Al Green's legendary run on Hi Records – served up as a 2CD set complete with 4 classic albums! Al was definitely hitting on all burners by this point in his career – and the collection is an excellent document of the warmly glowing, easy going, almost-effortless style that became the Al Green trademark back in the 70s. All records glisten with sublime Willie Mitchell production – and although some of the tracks here aren't as well known as some of Green's biggest hits from the time, that quality almost makes the whole thing sound even more fresh! Includes all of the albums Call Me, Livin For You, Al Green Explores Your Mind, and Al Green Is Love – a whopping 38 tracks that include "There Is Love", "The Love Sermon", "LOVE", "Have You Been Making Out OK", "Call Me", "Here I Am", "Livin For You", "Home Again", "Let's Get Married", "My God Is Real", "Beware", "One Nite Stand", "The City", "Sha La La", "Take Me To The River", and "School Days". CD

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Al GreenTokyo Live ... CD
Cream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used .... $18.99
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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Buddy GuyThis Is The Beginning – The Best Of The Artistic, Cobra, & USA Sessions ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Great early work from the legendary Buddy Guy – rare Chicago material cut for small labels in the years before and during Buddy's initial work for Chess – some of it recorded under the name of different singers in the lead, all of it featuring Guy's amazing work on guitar! The package brings together these sessions with some good notes that tell the tale of Buddy's early years – and although Guy's non-Chess work on was from this time is relatively spare, the CD expands things out nicely with a few session tracks and alternates too. Titles include "Try To Quit You Baby", "You Sure Can't Do", "This Is The End", "Baby Don't You Wanna Come Home", "The Way You Been Treating Me", "You Sure Can't Do", and "I Hope You Come Back" – plus tracks from a session with Jesse Fortune that include "Too Many Cooks", "God's Gift To Man", "Heavy Heart Beat", and "Good Things". CD

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give his work the right dose of funk it needed to reach new audiences during the decade. This album's the first to feature the group on their own, without Herbie – and if we don't mind saying so, they sound even better without him! The whole thing's a wonderful mix of jazz funk grooves and very unusual rhythms – and the record contains the monster full length version of "God Make Me Funky", which is 9 minutes and 35 seconds of non stop funk, plus the cuts "If You've Got It, You'll Get It", "Magic", and "Here & Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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General JohnsonGenerally Speaking (Japanese pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
A great solo album by this member of Chairmen of the Board – done with some wicked Holland Dozier Holland production, at a level that almost makes Johnson sound heavier here than in his work with his more famous group! The vocals have that same sort of crazy pinched sound that he had with The Chairmen, and there's loads of great original tunes here – plus a few Chairmen numbers, thrown into the mix, in the way that things sometimes got repeated on the Invictus label – but that's OK with us, because the tunes are so great. The grooves are nice and bouncy – and cuts include "God's Gift To Man", "Every Couple's Not A Pair", "I'll Never Get Tired Of You", "Mary Lou Thomas", and "My Credit Didn't Go Through". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Only Time Will Tell" in vocal and instrumental versions, plus "Savannah Lady", and "I'm In Love Darling". CD

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Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy .... $9.99 15.98
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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Gladys KnightBefore Me (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 2006. Used .... $6.99
Gladys Knight pays tribute to a range of singers who came before her – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and others – all the while earning our respect for her new inflections of these classics! The style here is less "torch revival" than you'd expect – and in a surprising turn, Knight doesn't simply revisit the older modes of singing, but works here in a more progressive, more positive approach that's got a really bold sort of sound. Arrangements are by Billy Childs and John Clayton – and instrumentation is a mix of small combo backing and other numbers that feature the fuller Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra. Titles include "This Bitter Earth", "The Man I Love", "Come Sunday", "Stormy Weather", "I'll Be Seeing You", "But Not For Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", and "God Bless The Child" – plus the bonus track "Teach Me Tonight". CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsTouch ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Gladys Knight & The Pips sounding fresh and revitalized for the 80s on Touch from '81 – a batch of tunes both produced and penned by Ashford & Simpson! It's a pretty sweet mix of clean grooving, smoothed out soul gems and others with some strings and kind of bigger arrangements that look back a bit on earlier years. With Nick & Valerie at the helm, you can rest assured some hugely memorable hooks and glorious choruses are going to be big part of joyful soul here, and that does ring true! Titles include "I Will Fight", "If That'll Make You Happy", "Baby, Baby Don't Waste My Time", "A Friend Of Mine", "Love Was Made For Two", "God Is", "Reach High", "I Will Survive" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Last PoetsLast Poets/This Is Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Douglas/Snapper (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy 2CD .... $15.99 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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John LennonPlastic Ono Band ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good .... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Apple, missing the lyric sleeve. Cover has light ring & edge wear, with a spot of tape and a bit of marker in one corner on the back.)

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Manfred MannMy Little Red Book Of Winners ... LP
Ascot, Mid 60s. Sealed .... $33.99
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
(Original US stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small tear and a sticker.)
Also available My Little Red Book Of Winners (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Manfred MannMy Little Red Book Of Winners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ascot/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 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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Gary McFarlandAmerica the Beautiful/Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? ... CD
Skye/El (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $6.99
2 Skye Records gems from Gary McFarland – one deep, one light – both groovy! America The Beautiful is an incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by McFarland in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" with very telling subtitles that include "On This Site Shall Be Erected", "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country", "Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus", and our personal favorite, "Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled". Gary's really wearing his politics on his sleeve here – picturing a late 60s America that's without hope, without revolution, and clearly in danger of falling prey to its own plasticization. The whole thing's a wonderful antidote to the "revolution is coming" side of the 60s that is more popularly pushed – and Gary was one of the few musicians at the time with an eye that was clear enough to see that in the 60s, you could sing "The Times Are A-Changing" – but in reality, the corporations were a-growing! Musically, the album features a larger group of jazz players working in a full, rich style that has lots of soundtrack touches. There's a real Axelrod-like feel to the set – with string passages one minute, funky rhythms the next – and some breakout jazz soloing that really colors the tunes nicely! Players include Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, and Chuck Rainey – and Gary's mostly doing the conducting on the set. Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon is a completely different set entirely – part jazz, part easy, and all McFarland, with a cool compressed breezy vibe that's just about impossible to describe accurately! Gary's vibes are wonderfully set in a small combo with reeds by Jerome Richardson, bass by Richard Davis, organ by Warren Bernhardt, and guitar by Sam Brown. The group play haunting, almost-invisible versions of 60s pop tunes, like "God Only Knows", "Here, There & Everywhere", and "O Morro" – plus a jaunty McFarland original called "Flea Market". CD

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Gary McFarland & Co.Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? ... LP
Skye, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold .... $2.99
A wonderful album from the great Gary McFarland – and completely sublime all the way through! The record's part jazz, part easy, and all McFarland, with a cool compressed breezy vibe that's just about impossible to describe accurately. Gary's vibes are wonderfully set in a small combo with reeds by Jerome Richardson, bass by Richard Davis, organ by Warren Bernhardt, and guitar by Sam Brown. The group play haunting, almost-invisible versions of 60s pop tunes, like "God Only Knows", "Here, There & Everywhere", and "O Morro" – plus a jaunty McFarland original called "Flea Market". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Skye pressing in a glossy gatefold cover. Cover has some marker, pen, small light stains, and an ink stamp – all inside the gatefold.)

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Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & The LightMorning Song ... CD
Delmark, 2003. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A beautiful later Delmark album from Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre – one that has all the vivid creative energy of his classic sessions for the label from the 60s! The setting continues McIntyre's work with The Light – a duo of tuba and drums, which makes for some mighty unusual sounds – an odd variant on the bass and drums you might normally hear in an avant trio like this – with lots of complex interplay at the core, and these soaring, searing solos from Kalaparush on tenor sax! His tone is wonderful – as deeply heartfelt all these many years later as it was right back at the start – a rare sound we'd rank right up there with Pharoah Sanders' voice on tenor. Titles include "Noon", "Let Us All Relax", "Here Comes The Light", "Mobo", "Against All Odds", "Evening", and "I Don't Have An Answer Unless It's God". CD

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $11.99
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 marker.)

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Blind Willie McTellBlind Willie McTell 1927 to 1935 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
Pivotal work from one of the first bluesmen to ever use "blind" in his name – sides recorded by the legendary Willie McTell when he was at the height of his powers! Most tracks here feature well-recorded vocals from Willie – especially for the time – a haunting accompaniment to his deft work on acoustic guitar, which makes up the bulk of the instrumentation for most of the tracks. Ruth Day joins Willie on a few numbers – and titles include "Razor Ball", "My Baby's Gone", "Atlanta Strut", "God Don't Like It", "Scary Day Blues", "Experience Blues", "Kind Mama", and "Cold Winter Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Meat PuppetsMeat Puppets (with bonus tracks) ... LP
SST/MVD, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 19.99
The wild, dusty punk debut of The Meat Puppets! The self-titled album is more or less remembered as their pre-psych country influenced, and most hardcore punk indebted record – which is true, but there's actually plenty of signs of things to come. "Walking Boss" and their crazy cover of "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" are most indicative of their future – but the whole thing is fantastic. Great stuff from one of the distinctive bands to break out of the southwest underground. Includes "Reward", "Love Offering", "Blue-Green God", "Melons Rising", "Litterbox", "Our Friends", "Milo, Morghym, And Maize" and "Meat Puppets". 2013 reissue has bonus tracks on the original 1982 release, including some bizarro covers from the In A Car EP: "Everybody's Talking", "Hair", "I Got A Right" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
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". CD also features some extra tracks with German larger ensembles – those of Kurt Edelhagen and Harald Banter – on titles that include "Midsommer", "Django", and "Bluesology". CD
Also available Lost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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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 .... $26.99 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
Also available Lost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 ... CD 16.99

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New BirthLove Potion ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good Gatefold .... $4.99
Great later work from New Birth – quite different from their earlier albums, and much tighter overall – done with a smooth sophisticated modern soul groove that's light years ahead of their early party soul! The group's a lot more unified here – with less of the traded vocals and changing ensemble style of the RCA albums – and throughout the set, they emerge as a solid soul act to rival some of the bigger ensembles of the time! The album features some really strong extended tracks done in a sweet, mellow, midtempo groove – and titles include "I Never Felt This Way Before", "We Are All God's Children", "Fallin In Love", "Sure Thing", and "Hurry Hurry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a cutout notch, and some light stains.)

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Linda PerhacsSoul Of All Natural Things ... CD
Asthmatic Kitty, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 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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Sun RaAntique Blacks ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy .... $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 RaNidhamu/Dark Myth Equation Visitation ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $15.99 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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Rich RistagnoWhat Would It Be Like To Be Rich? ... LP
Drag City, 1981. New Copy .... $18.99
A should-be private press classic from Detroit's Rich Ristagno – a record he had pressed up, but didn't see through to release – and a wild, but pretty amazing mix of murky post disco funk, soul and rock! Recorded quickly and on the cheap, you can sort of hear an aspiration to make a late 70s style groove rock record – something along the lines of the Steve Miller – but the threadbare production and instrumental accompaniement courtesy of area funk band Solar Flight gives it oddball, but compelling feel all its own. There's some primitive electronic touches, too, that bear unintended, but real similarities to groups like Suicide. A cool discovery from Drag City! Includes "God's In The Chips", "I'm The Poorest", "Women Thinkin'", "Eye Of Love", "Not Good Enough", "There Are People", "Coming From", "England", "Eileen Reach", "Richman Poorman", "Never At The Top", "What Is A Man", "See Me Hear Me" and "Trace It Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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RootsHow I Got Over ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used .... $6.99
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 – unfounded worry, it turns out, as this set gets over very, very well! 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 songs 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. CD

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Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Sealed .... $6.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless imitators that could never hope to match Sample's simple and elegant use of funky riffing and lyrical chords – coming in with just the right dash of darkness when the record's in danger of sounding too light. Most of the rest of the Crusaders had a hand in the record, and the set's got the smooth west coast sound you'd expect from the title. Tracks include "Carmel", "Cannery Row", "Sunrise", and "More Beautiful Each Day". LP, Vinyl record album
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Leroy SmartDon Tells it Like It Is (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $13.99
The Don tells it like it is – in this classic batch of tracks from one of the sharpest singers on the Jamaican scene of the 70s! Leroy Smart has an edge that's quite different than some of his bigger contemporaries – a vibe that echoes his look on the cover, and which is reflected strongly in the lyrics of the tunes – which are often nicely matter of fact, definitely in a way that tells it like it is! Production is by Bunny Lee on all tracks, with some nicely deep touches – thanks partly to rhythms from Sly & Robbie, organ from Winston Wright, and piano from Jackie Mittoo. Titles include "Mr Smart", "God Helps The Man", "Pride & Ambition", "Wreck Up My Life", "Mr Richman", and "It Makes No Sense". CD features the bonus tracks "We All Are One" and "It's A Long Time I've Been Waiting". CD

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Sons of TruthMessage From The Ghetto ... CD
Truth/BGP (UK), 1972. Used .... $6.99
One of the most righteous albums ever issued by Stax Records – from the title of the record, to the cover, to the grooves laid down by the group! The album was originally issued on Truth – the gospel subsidiary of Stax – and while it does have a bit of a spiritual component, the group's also plenty darn funky too – and the record has a feel that's far more secular than most other gospel records of the time! In fact, the whole thing may well stand as one of the best mainstream examples of the funky gospel genre of the 70s – one of the few records of this type issued on a slightly bigger label, even though the set still is something of a rarity! There's plenty of fuzzy guitar and electric piano in the mix – and the religion in the song lyrics is fairly buried in most cuts, and the overall approach is more one of general spiritualism and humanity, than it is preachy and churchy. Tracks include "The Ghetto", "Son Of The Deacon", "Give It Up", "God Bless The Children", and "He's All We Need". CD

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Dexter StorySeasons ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy .... $14.99
A beautiful project from the contemporary underground scene in LA – a record that shares lots of energy and musicians with recordings by Build An Ark and Life Force Trio! Dexter Story's the main force behind the record, but the set's a strongly collaborative effort – and features keyboards from Mark De Clive-Lowe, flute from Derf Reklaw, strings from Mighel Atwood-Ferguson, vocals from Dwight Trible, and key studio work from Carlos Nino! Story's vocals and overall conception are wonderful – soaring and soulful, with some slight cosmic touches that give the record a bit more crackle than related projects – a sound that's still steeped in spiritual jazz elements, yet which also really opens up as the set rolls on. There's a wonderful sense of variety to the tracks – due to the shifting lineup – but the overall feel is still very cohesive, and an amazing demonstration of Story's bold musical vision. Titles include "Seasons", "Into The Hour", "Love Force Trio (part 1)", "Underway", "Water Bearer", "Paddle Boat", "Bloop Drip", "Gyre Song", "As Is", "God Sun", and "Suijin". CD

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TierraTierra (Salsoul) ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Near Mint- .... $9.99
The first Salsoul album from Tierra – a great west coast Latin soul combo who followed strongly in the tradition of Malo and El Chicano! Like those groups in their later years, Tierra's focus here is more on tunes that have a mellow-grooving soul approach – still Latin in some of the instrumentation, rhythms, and phrasing – but also aimed at more of a crossover soul market, and sung with a great East LA appreciation for a gentle harmony. Titles include "Stranded", "Baila Simon", "Land Of The Free", "Don't Be So Sure", "Some Kind Of Woman", "Knowing You Loving You", and the great groover "Sun God", which has a wicked mix of electronics and congas! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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