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Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3Ole! Tarantula ... CD
Yep Roc, 2006. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Adventure Rocket Ship", "Belltown Ramble", "Museum Of Sex", and "NY Doll". CD

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WingsVenus & Mars ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
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(Missing the extras. Cover has some light wear.)

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New BSTCFly/Venus & Mars (original mix) ... 12-inch
All Natural, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely soulful club grooves from BSTC – who we hadn't heard from in a minute or two – but they're back with and sounding as fresh and timeless as ever on "Fly" – and on the previously unreleased original version of "Venus & Mars" on the flip! "Fly" features some sweet soulful vocals from JL – moving along in a nicely uptempo mode, with some horn and guitar parts in the mixes for extra depth. "Venus & Mars"is a contemporary spin on funky disco. Strong stuff from the Chicago's' All Natural family! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New WingsVenus & Mars (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MPL/Parlophone (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
Also available Venus & Mars ... LP 0.99

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New Boney MNight Flight To Venus ... CD
Hansa/BMG (Germany), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially on some of the rhythms, which almost hint at Bohannon like complexity at the bottom. There's almost a bit more club appeal than you might expect – although other tunes are definitely more the stuff of hotel lobby dancefloors than warehouse parties in New York. Titles include "King Of The Road", "Nightflight To Venus", "Voodoonight", "Brown Girl In the Ring", "Heart Of Gold", and the hit version of "Rivers Of Babylon". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Dengue FeverVenus On Earth ... CD
M80 Music, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Moody, kind of sultry and pulpy Cambodian rock, LA style – perhaps the best record yet from Dengue Fever! The backdrop of keys, horns, guitars, percussion and bass has never sound as measured, loose and assured as it does on Venus On Earth – with Chhom Nimol reminding us of the sweetness out front of the raucous, exuberant sounds of 60s underground Cambodian rock, and living up to that legacy quite well! Titles include "Seeing Hands", "Clipped Wings", "Tigher Phone Card", "Sober Driver", "Monsoon Of Perfume", "Integration", "Oceans Of Venus", "Tooth And Nail" and "Mr Orange". CD

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New Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3Goodnight Oslo ... CD
Yep Roc, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness of the rhythms have a good deal to do with the strength of the record – played by familiar Alexander associates Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but at a level that's very different than their usual accompaniment, which really shows their diversity. Titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Corcovado", "Manteca", "Journey", "So In Love", and "Mambo Inn". CD
Also available Recado Bossa Nova (180 gram pressing) ... LP 52.99

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New Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $52.99
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness of the rhythms have a good deal to do with the strength of the record – played by familiar Alexander associates Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but at a level that's very different than their usual accompaniment, which really shows their diversity. Titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Corcovado", "Manteca", "Journey", "So In Love", and "Mambo Inn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Expensive – but super-heavy vinyl and cover – very beautifully pressed!)
Also available Recado Bossa Nova ... CD 32.99

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Barbara CarrollSentimental Mood ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2005. Used ... $15.99
Sentimental, but never sappy at all – a great set of later work from pianist Barbara Carroll, who also sings a bit on the date too! Carroll first rose to prominence in the 50s, then was under-recorded for many years after that – but re-emerging in a recent set of sides for Venus Records, she's still in tip-top shape – really playing with warmth and creativity that manages to do a lot with a little! The tunes here are shorter than the usual Venus outing, but that's only a testament to Carroll's sense of economy – an easy familiarity with the standards on the date, which lets her really get to the heart of the melody quickly, but in ways that bear plenty of her own twists and turns too. Bass is by Jay Leonhart and drums are by Joe Cocuzzo – and titles include "As Long As I Live", "Yesterdays", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lady Be Good", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Last Night When We Were Young", and "On A Clear Day". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Joe FarnsworthMy Heroes ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
Drummer Joe Farnsworth pays tribute to the greats of the 50s and 60s – Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and others – in a smoking set that features his longtime musical companions Eric Alexander on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Nat Reeves on bass! There's a vibe here that's different than other recent dates from this well-matched team – as the players are definitely trying to skew their sounds differently with each number dedicated to a different drummer – especially Alexander and Mabern, who really match Farnsworth's energy as he changes things up. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Two Bass Hit", "Reflection", "George's Dilemma", and "Cute". CD
Also available My Heroes (180 gram pressing) ... LP 52.99

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Joe FarnsworthMy Heroes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $52.99
Drummer Joe Farnsworth pays tribute to the greats of the 50s and 60s – Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and others – in a smoking set that features his longtime musical companions Eric Alexander on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Nat Reeves on bass! There's a vibe here that's different than other recent dates from this well-matched team – as the players are definitely trying to skew their sounds differently with each number dedicated to a different drummer – especially Alexander and Mabern, who really match Farnsworth's energy as he changes things up. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Two Bass Hit", "Reflection", "George's Dilemma", and "Cute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Expensive – but super-heavy vinyl and cover – very beautifully pressed!)
Also available My Heroes ... CD 32.99

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New Lonnie Smith & John AbercrombieFoxy Lady – A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimi Hendrix, taken to the territory of funky Hammond jazz – thanks to a trio that features Lonnie Smith on organ and John Abercrombie on guitar! Abercrombie's lines aren't nearly as freaky and fuzzy as Jimi's, but the groove here is a really nice change – one that almost digs into the inherently soulful elements of Hendrix's music, then turns it further into a vehicle for jazz-based exploration! Marvin Smitty Smith is in drums – and titles include "Third Stone From The Sun", "Foxy Lady", "Castles Made Of Sand/Star Spangled Banner", and "Jimi Meets Miles". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
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Marc Bolan & T RexZinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow ... LP
EMI (UK), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", "The Meathawk Immaculate", "Nameless Wildness", "Liquid Gang", "The Leopards Featuring Gerdenia & The Mighty Slug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. Used ... $26.99
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the same territory as Jorge Ben at the end of the 60s, with wickedly riffing guitar and some nicely heavy drums. The lineup is an all-star one – Dom Salvador on piano, Ze Roberto on organ, and trombone from Ed Maciel – and the arrangements are handled by Erlon Chaves, with the same funky approach as his own great music! There's loads of great originals on the record – including "Essa Moca Ta Diferente", "Sarro", "Repouso", and "Bebete Vao Bora" – plus versions of cuts like "Venus", "Evil Ways", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", all done as groovy instrumentals. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... $0.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". CD

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Robert HurstBob – A Palindrome ... CD
Bebop, 2013. Used ... $9.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever heard from bassist Robert Hurst – and that's saying a lot in comparison with some of his other work! The lineup here is totally great – with Robert Glasper on Fender Rhodes and piano, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano sax, Marculs Belgrave on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Benny Maupin on alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor, and soprano too! These players really help give the record a rich sound right from the start – free-flying colors and tones that are only deepened by Hurst's commanding work on acoustic bass – and driven nicely by Jeff Tain Watts on drums. All titles were written and arranged by Hurst – some of his best music to date – and titles include "Tigers On Venus", "Big Queen", "3 For Lawrence", "Little Queen", and "Indiscreet In Da Street". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Jay-ZBlueprint 3 ... CD
Roc Nation, 2009. Used ... $5.99
There are not many hurdles left for Jay Z to clear on Blueprint 3 – but staying vital and hungry despite all his triumphs is the strain that connects the best tracks here – and the best tracks here are pretty tight. The sound ranges from No ID soul grit to Timbaland star trips – with more beats by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, The Inkredibles and The Neptunes. Titles include "What We Talking About" by Jay Z & Luke Steele, "Thank You", the mega buzzed "DOA (Death Of Auto-Tune)", "Run This Town" feat Rihanna & Kanye West, "Empire State Of Mind" with Alicia Keys, "Real As It Gets" with Young Jeezy, "Venus Vs Mars", "Hate" feat Kanye West, "So Ambitious" feat Pharrell, "Young Forever" feat Mr Hudson and more. CD

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New Azar LawrenceSeeker ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Azar Lawrence – part of a great return to form the reedman has had in recent years – and, if anything, a run of music that's maybe even greater than his legendary sides from the 70s! Lawrence is razor-sharp throughout – spinning out bold, soulful lines on tenor and soprano sax – with a quintet that includes Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Benito Gonzalez on piano, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts on drums! Payton's got a fire that may well surpass his own recent albums – and Lawrence provides a set of original compositions that soar to the stars from the very first note – really wonderful tunes that include "Venus Rising", "Gandhi", "Lost Tribes Of Lemuria", "The Seeker", "One More Time", and "Rain Ballad". CD

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New Paul MauriatChristmas Album ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Groovy Christmas work from French maestro Paul Mauriat – a set that's a bit more serious than some of Paul's other work from the 60s, but still plenty darn nice! Some of the tunes are familiar, others are originals by Mauriat – and the overall presentation has that nicely lean feel that Paul was bringing to his regular work of the period – a nice change from older overdone holiday modes! Titles include "Entre Le Boeuf Et L'Ane Gris", "Rin Rin", "Silent Night", "Trois Anges Sont Venus", "O Holy Night", "Petit Papa Noel", and "White Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a spot of old tape on the spine and a small sticker.)

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Lee MorganRumproller (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $7.99
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. Plus, this CD reissue features a bonus track – Shorter's "Venus Di Mildew", a great composition! CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good ... $7.99
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold World Pacific label with a deep groove. Cover has a split spine & seams.)

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PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that Adams always brought to his work – that heavy use of cosmic keyboards that's continued to have a huge influence for years to come. But in addition to the spacey disco grooves on the bottom, the set's also got some great vocal help too – as Patrick brings in some heavy talents from the underground – including Leroy Burgess, Venus Dodson, and Donna McGhee – all of whom add a heck of a lot to the set! Titles include the seminal club track "Weekend", plus "I'm A Big Freak", "Have A Good Day", "Everybody Loves A Good Thing", "May My Love Be With You" and "Much Too Much". Features two bonus tracks – "Weekend (12" disco mix)" and "Have A Good Day (12" disco mix)". CD

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD

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Mayo ThompsonCorky's Debt To His Father (plus bonus 7" single) ... LP
Drag City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The legendary album from Mayo Thompson – pared down with more of an outsider folk rock vibe after the freaky psych of the first couple Red Krayola – and ultimately just as trailblazing! Mayo's voice and skewed songcraft are front and center, though there's piano, organ, fiddle, slide guitar, bass and drums coming in and out, too, but whether or not it was forthright goal, Mayo's weird lyricism is the star of the show, and you can hear the influence this record had on myriad underground rock figures in the decades that followed! Includes "The Lesson", "Oyster Thin", "Horses", "Dear Betty Baby", "Venus In The Morning", "To Black Legs", "Good Brisk Blues", "Around The Home" and "Worried Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch single with "Woof" and "Sergei McUgly".)

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 11.99

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". 2 CD version features the complete stereo mix of the LP plus the 4 tracks from Nico's Chesea Girl that featured the Velvets on the first disc. Disc 2 features the mono mix of the LP (first time on CD in the US), plus the single versions of "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale". Other LP tracks include "The Black Angels Death Song", "I'm Waiting For My Man", "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "There She Goes Again", and "I'll Be Your Mirror". The Chelsea Girl tracks are "Little Sister", "Winter Song", "It Was A Pleasure Then, "Chelsea Girls", and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams". 31 in all. CD
(In original plastic sleeve. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico ... CD 5.99

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VariousAssiyo Bellema – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A heavy helping of Ethiopian grooves – pulled from the later volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series, and served up here on a unique vinyl collection! The tunes are a nice mix of some of the best Ethio styles of the early 70s – and include a few standout funky numbers, plus some equally great tunes that mix jazzy styles with lots of exotic twists and turns! And there's something about the vinyl presentation that makes the music feel a bit different than on CD – a bit more urgent, perhaps – and with a crispness to the sound that's mighty nice. Titles include "Bey Lesenabetesh" by Getatchew Kassa, "Wefe Yelala" by Damtew Ayele, "Ber Anbar Seberelewo" by Tamrat Molla & Venus Band, "Lebene Sheweshew" by Samuel Beley, "Assiyo Belleme" by Mulatu, and "Yekermo Sew" by Sefou Yohannes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Sublime 60s soul singles – upbeat, grooving, and brought together in support of legendary UK club The Catacombs – an early hotbed for the Northern Soul scene! The package is heavy on notes and images from the club – but even if you've never set foot in the UK, or on a dancefloor, you'll still find plenty here to love – a searing batch of 28 gems from the late 60s – most of them pretty darn rare, and usually with an edge that's a lot rawer than mainstream work of the time! The Catacombs seemed to pick the cuts that still held onto some of the sharper qualities of the earliest years of soul – less smooth groovers and more gritty tracks that really make this batch stand out. Titles include "Try A Little Harder" by The Fi-Dels, "What Is This" by Bobby Womack, "Suffering City" by Johnny & Lilly, "Psychedelic Soul" by Saxie Russell, "Do Me Like You Do Me" by John Williams & The Tick Tocks, "The Wrong Girl" by The Showmen, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-Ettes, "Michael" by The CODs, "Chinatown" by Victor Knight, "House Of Heartaches" by The Neptunes, "Love Time" by Kelly Brothers, "I've Got To Have Your Love" by Mill Evans, "The Touch Of Venus" by Sandy Wynns, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, and "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs. CD

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VariousMusic For Modern Living Vol 3 ... CD
Lounge/99 Records (Germany), 2000. Used ... $2.99
Spacey, loungey, and a lot like some of the material on the Stereo Deluxe label – compiled by the ultra-hipsters at Germany's 99 Records, with some cool older tracks thrown in to keep things real! Plenty of electronics, plenty of funky beats – but over the top, there's some great older loungey sounds, on Hammond Organ, electric guitar, horns, and even a bit of tabla! Tracks include Tom Jones sublime version of "Venus" and Astrud Gilberto's very groovy "Let Go", one of the best remakes of "Canto De Osshana" we've ever heard! Other titles include "Your Girl" by Blue States, "Dummercamping" by Erobique, "S Bossa" by DJ BNX, "Night Falls (Earthbound mix)" by Gator, "Flyin Away (Vincenzo & Rivera rmx)" by Mo Horizons, "Total Maza (Bugs rmx)" by Q-Burns Abstract Message, "Caught Like A Trout" by MUM, and "Margaret Evening Fashion" by Le Hammond Inferno. CD
(Out of print.)

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New John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like these he was really embracing the bigger sounds of the time – and has a way of mixing his guitar roots with kind of a fuzzier, more electric vibe – of the sort that the Gramavision label could do wonderfully at the time. The group is mostly a quintet, with Don Alias on percussion – and keyboards are by Robert Aries on all tracks, but George Duke steps in with some solos as well. Titles include "Signature Of Venus", "Dirty Rice", "Did It", "Loud Jazz", "Otay", "True Love", and "Igetthepicture". CD

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New Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing, with printed banana.)
Also available
Velvet Underground & Nico ... CD 5.99
Velvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 11.99

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New Warren BakerMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible early theremin recordings! The record features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner. The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". A great reissue, and one we never ever see in the original! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an Omegadisk sticker on the opening.)

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New John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse, 1967/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his late years – a spare set of duets with drummer Rashied Ali, recorded in 1967, but never issued until after his death! Trane and Ali play in a free spiritualist mode, with no other accompaniment – making for a very unique album, especially for the time, and setting the tone for years of New York improvisation in the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". CD

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New Miles DavisComplete Birth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". Also includes 13 live session tracks. CD

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New DeodatoDeodato 2 ... CD
CTI, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
Also available Deodato 2 ... LP 6.99

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New Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". CD also features 4 bonus tracks, too! CD
Also available Gerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP 7.99

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New Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Feelin's From Within ... CD 23.99

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New Marc Bolan & T RexZinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", "The Meathawk Immaculate", "Nameless Wildness", "Liquid Gang", "The Leopards Featuring Gerdenia & The Mighty Slug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with code for digital download.)
Also available Zinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow ... LP 14.99

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New Jean-Pierre Massiera & OthersPsychoses 2 – Discoid 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Weird 70s work from Canadian producer Jean-Pierre Massiera – almost even more tripped-out than his psychedelic tracks from the 60s! Lots of the music here is a strange blend of disco rhythms, spacey production, and echoes of Massiera's fuzzier past – tied together in ways that are surprisingly compelling, and which almost make the album a clubby version of some of the rock break compilations we've stocked over the years! There's lots of surprising breaks and standout funky moments here – but even the more conventional club tracks are great too – and show Massiera to be one hell of a mighty talent in the studio. The whole thing's an amazing discovery in sound – filled with rare tracks that include "Love To Fly" by Venus Gang, "Mao Mao" by The Starlights, "Daddy & Mama" by J Joyce & Co, "Sad My Love" by Barbara Potts, "Ma Jackson" by Mickey & Joyce, "Indian Planete" by Herman's Rocket, "Love Like This" by Human Egg, "Toi Qui Reve De Baisers" by Sex Convention, and "I Got To Bahia" by Brasa Brasil & Helena. CD
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New TelevisionMarquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the same territory as Jorge Ben at the end of the 60s, with wickedly riffing guitar and some nicely heavy drums. The lineup is an all-star one – Dom Salvador on piano, Ze Roberto on organ, and trombone from Ed Maciel – and the arrangements are handled by Erlon Chaves, with the same funky approach as his own great music! There's loads of great originals on the record – including "Essa Moca Ta Diferente", "Sarro", "Repouso", and "Bebete Vao Bora" – plus versions of cuts like "Venus", "Evil Ways", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", all done as groovy instrumentals. CD
Also available Samba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 26.99

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New Nicole Mitchell & Joelle LeandreSisters Where ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination of flute and bass – the former from Nicole Mitchell, the latter from Joelle Leandre – both players who really open up in the space of a spare record like this! Leandre's got a very lyrical, spiritual tone to her instrument – but also lots of sharp edges too – and she really brings out some fresh sounds from Mitchell, who continues to be one of the most expressive, inspirational musicians in the current generation of jazz! The titles of the tunes have a very heavenly feel, which suits the music well – and tracks include "Sisters On Venus", "Sisters On Mars", "Sisters On Saturn", and "Back On Earth". CD

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New VariousL'Oiseau Lyre – The Baroque Era (50 CD set) ... CD
L'oiseau-Lyre/Decca, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 50 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of early music treasures from Decca's L'Oiseau Lyre label – one of the first imprints dedicated to compositions from the baroque era and before – presented here in a limited edition box set with CD replicas of 50 different albums! L'Oiseu Lyre really set the standard for recordings of this nature – and helped generations discover new ways of hearing early music – thanks to a faithful production style, and a strong dedication to original instrumentation and modes of expression. A good number of these albums feature the seminal work of Christopher Hogwood and the Academy Of Ancient Music – and the package features a huge number of works by Handel and Bach, plus The Indian Queen by Purcell, Requiem/String Sonatas by Biber, Pieces De Clavecin 1746 by Royer, Ouvertures by Rameau, Sifoni & Harpsichord Concertos by Scarlatti, 3 Cello Concertos by Vivaldi, Venus & Adonis by Blow, and 3 Lecos De Tenebres by Couperin. A great package – heavy box, which opens up to reveal 50 different LP-styled CDs! CD
 
 
 



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