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New Badder Than Evil/Barbara Mason/New BirthGordon's War ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A brilliant funky soundtrack – with great work from a number of different artists! The Buddah soul stable came out in full force for this soundtrack, including Harvy Fuqua, The New Birth, Barbara Mason, and Horace Ott – as well as the little known group Badder Than Evil! They play on the great instrumental track "Hot Wheels", which is the chase theme in the film, and a great sample track! Also includes "Super Shine #9", sung by Sister Goose & the Ducklings, which is a very groovy, goofy, soulful number – plus the tracks "Child Of Tomorrow", "Harlem Dreams", "Child Of Tomorrow", and "Come On & Dream Some Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyWar (Small Soldiers Battlecry Remix) (clean edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Dreamworks, 1998. Very Good+ ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Bounty KillerGhetto Dictionary – The Art Of War ... CD
VP, 2002. Used ... $4.99
An excellent compilation of Bounty Killer's guntalk and battle toasts, along with it's companion set The Mystery. Rhythms from R Price, Bobby konders, Steely & Clevie, Red Rat and a whole host of others, and a a gang of hard hitting tracks, 19 in all, including "Killa Is A Killa", "Man Ah Bad Man The Sequel", "Look Good", "Which One", "Likkle Dread Bwoy", "Top Ah Top", "Gun Mouth", "Sumfest", "All Out War" and "After All". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bounty KillerMy Xperience Sampler – Change Like The Weather/War Face (rmx)/Suicide Or Murder/Living Dangerously/Maniac ... 12-inch
Blunt/TVT, 1996. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Featuring Junior Reid, Buta Rhymes, Raekwon, Jeru Tha Damaja, Barrington Levy and Richie Stephens. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Fight (Rob Halford)War Of Words ... CD
Epic, 1993. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Grandmaster Melle MelVice/World War III ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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Jimi HendrixWar Heroes ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has moisture damage, with staining, flaking and is missing the bottom half of the back.)

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Henry ManciniWhat Did You Do In The War Daddy? ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
Kind of nutty stuff from this weird Blake Edwards film that starred James Coburn and Dick Shawn. The material's not a jazz-based as some of Mancini's other scores, but it does have a delightfully nutty sound that's in keeping with the kind of mad 60s film it was written for. The postwar memory of the film situates it in Italy, so a fair number of the melodies have slight Italian overtones – including "Sicily Forever", "Gina", "Wine and Women", and "Festa!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s mono pressing.)

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ManuelaSchuld War Nur Der Bossa Nova (3 CD set) ... CD
BMG (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Who the heck is this lady? We have no idea – but the set's got some very cool pop tunes with a mod 60s feel! The "bossa nova" in the title refers to Manuela's big hit "Schuld War Nur Dar Bossa Nova" – which is a German version of "Blame It On The Bossa Nova", the track that kicks off this 44 track 3CD set – but Manuela's got a lot more in her bag than just bossa nova, and manages to cover a wide range of 60s female pop styles that recall the work of some of our favorites, like Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, France Gall, and Dusty Springfield. Lyrics are all in German – and apart from the title track, tunes include "Monsieur Dupont", "Schneeman", "Schiwwen Lernt Man Im See", "Jive Manuela", "Ich Danke Dir", "Mama", "Hey Boy, Lass Doch Den Whisky", "Sonntag Im Zoo", "Hand Auf's Herz", "Lollipop", and "Kapitan". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Billy PaulWar Of The Gods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a deeper sense of spirituality, and long experience as a sophisticated vocalist. This album's one of his most sublime efforts – kind of a quasi-spiritual record with a similar high-concept approach to some of Marvin Gaye's work from the same time – really righteous, in ways that the Philly label didn't always hit – and which really goes past even most of Billy's already hip previous efforts. Gamble and Huff produced and wrote most of the record – including the two long tracks that make up side one, "I See The Light" and "War Of The Gods", the latter of which starts out slow and moody, then breaks out into a club groove. Other titles include the more standard soul tune "The Whole Town's Talking", plus "Thanks For Saving My Life" and "Peace Holy Peace". CD features bonus tracks – "War Of The Gods (part 1)", "The Whole Town's Talking (single)", and "I Was Married (single)". CD

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Psychic TVLove War Riot (Fon Force Vocoder Mixes) (10-inch ep) ... LP
Temple (UK), 1989. Very Good+ ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Royal FlushUh Oh! Suckers Come To War; Why? To Die! ... LP
Rap-A-Lot, 1988. Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin StarrMotown Legends – War/Twenty-Five Miles ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
11 big ones from Edwin Starr – recorded during his classic late 60s years at Motown! Includes the tracks "Soul Master", "Oh How Happy", "Way Over There", "Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Heart", "Ooo Baby Baby", "You Beat Me To The Punch", and "Cloud Nine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edwin StarrWar & Peace ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1970. Used ... $19.99
A real breakout album for Edwin Starr – and the kind of full-on set that really helped give his music a bold new focus! Starr had already scored nicely on some playful tracks from the Motor City scene of the late 60s – but here, he emerges as a singer with a lot more depth than before – not only on the righteous tunes, like the classic title track – but also on some of the warmer ones too, which showcase a new adult style of singing we might not have expected a few years before! Unlike other Motown efforts of this level, there doesn't seem to be any core arranger and producer – which means that Edwin himself did an even greater job of pulling the whole thing together – a great run of tracks that includes the classic "War (What Is It Good For)", a killer version of "California Soul", one of the best Motown-penned tracks from the time – and the tracks "Time", "I Just Wanted To Cry", "All Around The World", "At Last I Found A Love", "I Can't Replace My Old Love", and "She Should Have Been Home". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)


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Caterina ValenteWake Up & Shake Up/Ich War So Gern Bei Dir ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99
Two different albums from Caterina Valente – recorded in two different languages! Wake Up & Shake Up has Valente singing in English – something she didn't always do on record, but which comes off very well here – partly because the instrumentation is by Fats Sadi & The Belgians! Fats' combo sounds mighty nice – and a lot more trippy than you'd expect – partly because Caterina also sings with The Valente Singers, who add chorus modes to some tunes, but in a way that's a great mix of creepy and sunny! The overall approach is somewhere between MPS easy listening and the Mike Sammes Singers at their best – both high recommendations from us – and titles include versions of Roy Budd's "Sun On My Face", Jorge Ben's "Ching Ching Ching Ching", Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", Joao Bosco's "Bala Com Bala", and Airto's "Misturada". Ich War So Gern Bei Dir is sung in German – with a set of mostly original tunes from producers Heinz Geitz and Kurt Feltz, who set Caterina Valent up in these sunny, bouncy 70s modes that fit with the best side of the Economic Miracle easy scene of the time! The style situates Valente nicely back in her home turf – and titles include "Oho Aha", "Du Bist Musik", "Wir Kamen In Die Strasse", "Es Gibt Noch Marchen", and "Fiesta Cubana". CD

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Voux Doux/F1/Self ScientificLet The Good Times Roll (3 mixes)/War Ship (radio, ext)/God Spawn (radio, extended) ... 12-inch
Big City, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Label lists a bunch of mixes on the A-side, but vinyl only has 3 tracks.)

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New WarGalaxy ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A nice later effort from War – one that really has them grooving in a great way! If you never got past the first two tracks on side one – "Galaxy" and "Baby Face" – you might imagine this album's just a middle of the road attempt to move in on the disco sound that was becoming popular. But as you delve into the album further, you can hear their trademark Latin tinged rhythms and breezy, jazzy soloing on harmonica and guitar. Mellow California Latin soul, including the great extended instrumental "The Seven Tin Soldiers", plus "Hey Senorita" and "Sweet Fighting Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New WarGreatest Hits ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
A monster set of Chicano funky grooves from LA – most of which forever transformed the sound of funk! The album includes most of the band's best cuts – like "Slippin Into Darkness", "Cisco Kid", "World Is A Ghetto", "All Day Music", "Me & Baby Brother", "Why Can't We Be Friends", and "Low Rider". Some tracks are in shorter 45 edits, but that only means you'll get more music in the long run! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)

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WarGrooves & Messages – The Greatest Hits Of War ... CD
Avenue, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New WarMusic Band 2 ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great follow-up to War's first Music Band album – and proof that the group was still plenty darn funky at the end of the 70s! Although different from their original Chicano funk groove, the style here is still totally great – long, drawn-out funk that's filled with plenty of sharp edges, stepping basslines, sweet keyboards, and riffing guitars – sometimes a bit warmer than before, but in a way that's still plenty darn soulful. There's almost a bit more of an instrumental focus here than before – especially on the album's 13 minute remake of "The World Is A Ghetto". Other tracks include "Don't Take It Away", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Night People", and "The Music Band 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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WarPlatinum Jazz ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A repackaging of tracks put together in the late 70s, collecting some of War's "jazzier" moments. Although it was War's more succinct, funkier numbers and singles that we dug most about the band at first, it's these numbers where the group opens up a bit more that they really shine, if you ask us. There's still a great groove, with more than a little Latin influence creeping in here and there underneath, and all of the members of the group are more than respectable soloists, with solid playing throughout this collection. Titles include "LA Sunshine", "Platinum Jazz", "Slowly We Walk Together", "River Niger", "H2Overture", "City Country City", and "Deliver The Word". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some light stains.)

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". LP, Vinyl record album

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". Features great bonus tracks too – previously unreleased "Ghetto Jam" numbers that are even more open and freewheeling than cuts on the album – titles that include "Freight Train Jam", "58 Blues", "War Is Coming (blues version)", and a sweet rehearsal take of "The World Is A Ghetto". CD

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VariousMy Intention Is War – Trinidad Calypsos 1928 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $12.99
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some occasional jazzier inflections on horns – all to support the playfully political lyrics in the lead! Titles include "When Me Body Lay down In The Grave" by The Lion, "Lopez Contreras" by Codello's Top Hatters Orchestre, "Inequality Of Life" by Atilla The Hun, "Under The British Commander" by Emery Cournard Serenaders, and "Exploiting" by The Caresser. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLead Kindly Light – Pre-War Music & Photographs From The American South (2CDs & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... Mid-September, 2014 (delayed)
CD

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New Willie Bobo, War, Gene Ammons, & OthersLive At The Watts Jazz Festival Vol 1 ... CD
Rhino/Avenue, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An interesting historical document, and a pretty decent live set – in the same soul mixed-bag style as the Wattstax live albums. This one was recorded at the Watts Jazz Fest in 1973, and it features two great tracks by Willie Bobo – one a mellow reading of Jobim's "Dindi", the other a longer jamming cut called "Come On And Get A Piece". War check in with a 16 minute version of "Gypsy Man", and the LAPD lay down a nice 10 minute reading of the soul jazz classic "Compared To What". The set's completed by Gene Ammons and Jimmy Witherspoon, each of whom perform tracks in a straighter soul jazz style. CD
(Cutout notch through spine.)

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New CliffhangazReady 4 War (voc, inst)/Curry Chickenhead (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 1999. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Jethro TullWar Child ... LP
Chrysalis, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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New Vyacheslav OvchinnikovWar & Peace ... LP
Melodiya/Capitol, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New ProkofievGuerre & Paix (War & Peace) – Vichnievskaia/Miller/Ochman/Gedda/Ghiuselev/Rostropovitch/Choeurs De Radio France/Orchetre National De France ... CD
Erato (France), 1986. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Includes original slipcase and book.)

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New Royal FamSummin Gotz To Give (radio active, LP, off da hook rmx, f*ckapella, strictly hooks clean)/I Declare War (clean, satellite, I declarapella) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Lonnie Liston SmithGive Peace A Chance (Make Love Not War) (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Village CrewWar (radio, club, inst) ... 12-inch
West Madison Street, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New WarAll Day Music ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of their great early ones – when the band's trademark Chicano funk sound was still hard and raw! Includes the classic "Slipping Into Darkness", with some great jazzy changes that still hold up extremely well. We put this on the other night and trippe dout a bit on how dope this album is, in spite of the band's commercial success. Other titles include "Baby Brother", "Nappy Head", "Get Down", and "There Must Be A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, and a partially split spine.)

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New WarDeliver The Word ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of funky tracks from War – perhaps a bit overlooked next to their classic albums with soul hits, but a really sophisticated batch of tracks that shows the band growing and growing even more over the years! The record's got a killer style that mixes jazz funk with a freer jamming style borrowed from Latin music – and the result is a batch of long tracks that really let the band open up and groove! The set includes the classic jammer "Me & Baby Brother", plus "H2 Overture", "Blisters", "Southern Part Of Texas", "In Your Eyes", and "Gypsy Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New WarMe & Baby Brother/In Your Eyes ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic funk from War – as "Me & Baby Brother" is one of the group's best tracks from the old days, a tightly snapping funk tune with a great little drum part and a warm LA finish! "In Your Eyes" has some moogy bits on the funky intro – then rolls into a Latin inflected groove that recalls the "Spill The Wine" sound of the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New WarOutlaw ... LP
RCA, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, it's all pretty much over by now – and this album's kind of a pale imitation of War's earlier excellent sound. All the right elements are there, but the overall sound is pretty lackluster – more of a tourist version of east LA that you'd hear on an episode of Quincy or Hunter, especially when the group adds in a bit of an 80s "street" sound. Just about the only good thing is Lee Oskar's harmonica, which sneaks in and out nicely on the best tracks, adding in some mellower colors that sound ok enough. Titles include "You Got The Power", "The Jungle", "Just Because", and "Cinco De Mayo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New WarPeace Sign ... LP
Avenue, 1994. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New WarWar Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Live recordings of some classic War songs such as "The Cisco Kid', "Ballero", "Lonely Feeling" and "Son Oh Son." Most of the tracks are seven minutes long and side four is a twenty minute version of "Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest albums in War's career! The record includes the classic cut "Low Rider" – a hard-rolling Chicano funk number that's probably been their biggest legacy to day – plus the mellow reggae-tinged title cut, a huge AM radio hit back in the day. Other tracks include "Lotus Blossom", "Smile Happy", "So", and the extended "Leroy's Latin Lament". Also includes the funky cut "Heartbeat"! LP, Vinyl record album

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New WarWorld Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Avenue, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano funk, heavy organ lines, and soulful singing that sews the whole thing together perfectly. Just about every cut is upbeat and funky – rolling along at that low-rider pace that was War's lasting contribution to funk music – and the album features the huge hits "World Is A Ghetto" and "Cisco Kid", two of the brightest spots on radio funk from the 70s – plus classics like "Four Cornered Room", "City Country City", "Where Was You At", and "Beetles In The Bog". Features great bonus tracks too – previously unreleased "Ghetto Jam" numbers that are even more open and freewheeling than cuts on the album – titles that include "Freight Train Jam", "58 Blues", "War Is Coming (blues version)", and a sweet rehearsal take of "The World Is A Ghetto". CD
Also available World Is A Ghetto (40th anniversary edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Orson WellesWar Of The Worlds ... LP
Longines Symphonette Recording Society, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousAmerican Primitive Vol 2 – Pre War Revenants 1897 to 1939 ... CD
Revenant, 1920s/1930s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Cover image differs from that shown. Digipack has a small rip at the spine.)

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New Black MoonWar Zone (Clean Album) ... LP
Priority, 1999. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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New U2War ... LP
Island, 1983. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small tear on one corner, held with clear tape, and remnants of a small sticker on front.)

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New War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer moment in 70s soul – but kind of a lost gem, too – given that the album was issued by Chess Records, but features a number of big names who mostly recorded for other companies! The live performance was recorded at the first annual benefit for the Black Congressional Caucus – and the tunes have the right sort of righteous energy to match the important political event – really special performances that include a searing 9 minute version of "Wild & Peaceful" by Kool & The Gang, super-heavy versions of "Give Me Your Love" by Curtis Mayfield and the Mayfield-penned "On & On" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. War follows up with a smoking Hammond-heavy take on "Gypsy Man" – and even Jimmy Witherspoon sounds pretty darn great on a take of his classic "Goin Down Slow". CD

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New VariousAtomic Platters – Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security (5CD/DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD &DVD ... Out Of Stock
The Atomic Age in all its musical glory – served up here in a wonderful package of music, warnings, and more! The whole thing's one of the coolest "atomic-themed" collections we've ever seen – as it not only features over 100 vintage songs about the rise of the atomic bomb, and all the requisite worries it produced – it also includes two dozen public service announcements, and a bonus DVD with classic civil defense and anti-Communist films from the 50s! The set also features two full spoken word records, too – both on CD – If The Bomb Falls and The Complacent Americans – surprisingly relevant stuff in a post-9/11 generation. And as usual with Bear Family, the overall package is stunning – a great box, overstuffed CDs, and a 292 page hardcover book – full color, filled with graphics and photos from one of the most panicked times in US history! CD

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New Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... LP
Motown, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chris WhitleyWar Crime Blues ... CD
Messenger, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
 
Close matches: 3
Close matches51
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Ill Rec SparkSmokin The Piecepipe (radio, straight-up)/Guilty In The First Degree (hard edit, radio edit, inst) ... 12-inch
War Drumms, 1993. Near Mint- ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Pharoahe MonchPTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) ... CD
WAR, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Master MC Pharoahe Monch returns! Post Traumatic Stress Disorder appeared just few short years since his previous full length effort, which is a huge boon for we fans of rhyme centric rap. It's damn good to have this cat in the game. PTSD has a fairly loose dystopian sci fi theme/story that's a sometimes metaphorical, some times explicitly laid out struggle for truth and honestly in crooked music business and difficult world in general – like the best kinda/sorta concept albums, the story doesn't get overbearing at any point, and Pharaohe's pen remains as sharp as ever, and his flow as excellent as ever. This one doesn't have the manic, bugged out energy of Internal Affairs, but that's not a knock – we take the more measured, smartly paced approach as a sign of maturity, and an eagarness to avoid repeating himself. Good stuff! Includes "The Recollection Facility", "Losing My Mind", "Heroin Addict", "Damage", "Bad MF", "Rapid Eye Movement" with Black Thought, "Broken Again", "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder", "DREAM" with Talib Kwelie, "Scream", "Eht Dn Arg Noisulli" with Stepkids and more. CD

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New Pharoahe MonchPTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) ... LP
WAR, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Master MC Pharoahe Monch returns! Post Traumatic Stress Disorder appeared just few short years since his previous full length effort, which is a huge boon for we fans of rhyme centric rap. It's damn good to have this cat in the game. PTSD has a fairly loose dystopian sci fi theme/story that's a sometimes metaphorical, some times explicitly laid out struggle for truth and honestly in crooked music business and difficult world in general – like the best kinda/sorta concept albums, the story doesn't get overbearing at any point, and Pharaohe's pen remains as sharp as ever, and his flow as excellent as ever. This one doesn't have the manic, bugged out energy of Internal Affairs, but that's not a knock – we take the more measured, smartly paced approach as a sign of maturity, and an eagarness to avoid repeating himself. Good stuff! Includes "The Recollection Facility", "Losing My Mind", "Heroin Addict", "Damage", "Bad MF", "Rapid Eye Movement" with Black Thought, "Broken Again", "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder", "DREAM" with Talib Kwelie, "Scream", "Eht Dn Arg Noisulli" with Stepkids and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) ... CD 13.99
 
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New Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraLiberation Afrobeat Volume 1 (Ninja Tune) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Amazing funk from this new Afro Beat combo! Forget that they're a bunch of young guys from New York – because the sound of this one is pure 70s Africa, with hard heavy drum work, super-tight horn riffing, spiraling keyboard lines, and some excellent guitar! You probably also know the work of the group from the Daktaris CD on Desco – and like that one, this album sounds like it's got roots that are 30 years old, and a sound that's actually more perfect and more satisfying than some of the best Afro-Funk of the 70s. This expanded Ninja Tune pressing features one more track than the original US version – and titles include "Si Se Puede", "Battle Of The Species", "NESTA", "Dirt & Blood", "Musicawai Slit", "Uprising", "World War IV", and "El Machete". CD

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BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC Radiophonic Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A incredible and innovative batch of late 60s sound library grooves from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – short bits of forward-thinking electronic music! It's a compilation of material composed and recorded by John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire – and it's a pretty amazing set of trippy, yet tuneful sounds. Lots of spacey, kinda 60s sci-fi sounds, eerily droning effects, and playful little riffs of more conventional incidental music. The record features more than 30 short pieces: "Radio Sheffield", "Artbeat", "War Of The Worlds", "Crossbeat" and more by David Cain, "Radio Nottingham", "Boys And Girls", "Time And Tune", "Milky Way" and more by John Baker, "Mattachin", The Delian Mode", "Door To Door", "Air" and more by Delia Derbyshire. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Black MoonWorldwind [This Is What It Sounds Like] (rmx clean, rmx inst, rmx dirty, clean, inst, dirty) ... 12-inch
Priority, 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
Remix of "Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like)" from the "War Zone" LP, with slow-tempo production from the Beatminerz and laid back guntalk lyrics reminding us of their early days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover is slightly wavy along the opening.)

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Tim BuckleyGoodbye & Hello ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Easily one of our favorite albums by Tim Buckley – and a record that really opens up with some key jazzy touches! Buckley's still got his roots in folk here, and his vocals are yet to hit the extremes of Starsailor or Lorca – but there's also a new sense of inflection to the way he puts over the lyrics, shaded in by use of vibes, kalimba, harmonium, and harpsichord – the latter two of which are played on the session by Don Randi! Tracks are relatively short, but high in concept – and include the protest song "No Man Can Find The War", plus "Hallucinations", "Phantasmagoria In Two", "Carnival Song", "Pleasant Street", "Morning Glory", and "Goodbye & Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a click on side 1, tracks 1, & 2.)

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CappadonnaYin And The Yang ... LP
Sony, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
Sophomore album from the Wu affiliate, with guest appearances by Ghost, Rae, and Killah Priest. 10 tracks total including "The Grits", "Super Model", "War Rats", "Bead Of Life", "Revenge" and "One Way 2 Zion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisRoma Violenta ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the greatest Italian crime soundtracks of all time – a totally groovy little record that's done in a style that's quite different than American crime scores of the time, but still completely wonderful! Most of the instrumentation here is relatively spare – almost a small combo funk approach to scoring for a cop film, but done with the penchant for isolated focus on a key instrument that makes Italian soundtracks so great. There's no full horns nor funky orchestrations – and in their place are stepping bass bits, lightly dancing keyboards, and plenty of guitar parts – some jamming, some nicely spacey with a really eerie feel! The sound is great – never as cheesy as other Italian work from the mid to late 70s – and there's a grittier feel here than you'd expect, one that really keeps things interesting. CD features note in English and Italian, and a total of 23 tracks that include "The Reason Of A Just War", "The Punitive Justice", "The Other Face", "Undercover Investigation", "Gangster Story", "Casa Di Muda", and "Chicca". CD

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DonovanReal Donovan ... LP
Hickory, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Remember The Alamo", "Colours", "Turquoise", "To Try For The Sun", "Hey Gyp", "Belated Forgiveness Plea", and "The War Drags On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing.)

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East Of UndergroundHell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1971/1972. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 24.98
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – all wrapped up in a beautiful package that's as visually pleasing as the music is funky! The cuts here were all recorded by US Army servicemen during the height of the Vietnam war – as Army-issued albums designed to encourage recruitment (as if a few funky grooves could help offset the bad press the war was getting on TV!) But despite that odd origin, the music here is all pretty great – mostly covers of familiar tunes from the time, but recorded with a nicely gritty quality that's mighty nice – and which makes the overall feel of the records like digging into some lost small studio tapes – ala Numero! Now Again have done a great job of putting together the whole package, too – contributing a wealth of notes and photos, and really digging deep into the scene in which these unique records were created. Not only that, but the packaging also replicates the style of the original odd releases too! The set features a CD each of music by East Of Underground and Soap – plus another CD that brings together an unusual double LP by the groups Black Seeds and Sound Trek. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Kool & The Gang", "Walking In The Rain", "Backstabbers", "I Love Everything About You", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Hell Below", "Higher", "Popcorn/Santana", "Walk On By", "Java Girl", and "Get Together". CD
Also available East Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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East Of Underground/SoapEast Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 1971. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $6.99
A pair of great albums – brought together in one super-heavy package! First up is the legendary East Of Underground record – an uber-obscure LP recorded in 1971 by a group of US Army servicemen at the Armed Forces Network studios in Frankfurt, Germany – originally used as a recruiting tool during the Vietnam war! Given the strength of the set, we wouldn't be surprised if plenty of folks signed up for a tour of duty after hearing it – as the set cooks like some of the best American funk from the indie 45 world at the time. The production is nice and dark – with an echoey quality that makes us guess the album was a live recording – done by American servicemen with the feel of some backroom funk show from the Indy or Ohio scene of the 70s. Some of the tracks are familiar numbers from American hits – but redone here with a nicely gritty feel – and titles include the awesome medley "Bet'Ya Never Lose My Love California Dreamer" – plus "Higher", "Smiling Faces", "Hell Below", "Getting Over", "Popcorn/Santana", "I Love You", "Java Girl", and "Walk On By". The set also includes the Soap album – a very similar record with a mix of rock and soul, done with the same sort of US Army-endorsed approach – and some great raw production that really makes the album sparkle! Many tunes are covers, but they're played here with a gritty live energy – so that even the rock tunes feel a bit funky at times – given a really odd edge. Titles include weird versions of "Uncle Albert", "Ticket To Ride", "Southern Man", "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Get Together", and "Walk Away". CD
Also available Hell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD 13.99

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Jose FelicianoBag Full Of Soul ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great early work from Jose Feliciano – and definitely the "bag full of soul" promised in the title, as the album's got a wonderfully heartfelt feel all the way through! Jose's voice is warm and beautifully melodic, and the arrangements are a bit more straight ahead than on later releases – with occasional folksy touches that highlight Jose's acoustic guitar playing, but still let his beautifully sweet vocals come through wonderfully. The sound is sometimes spare, sometimes upbeat and rollicking – and tracks include "If I Really Bug You", "Help", "A Woman A Lover A Friend", "Masters Of War", "Where I'm Going", and "Go On Your Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To the Pleasuredome ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Arguably one of the greatest concept albums of the 80s – and the only really strong full length album cut by Frankie Goes To Hollywood! At the time of the set, the group was riding high on the success and controversy of their singles "Relax" and "Two Tribes" – but in the ambitious ZTT mode, sought to expand their sound way past familiar hits, and into a realm of sonic exploration that rivaled that of labelmates Art Of Noise. Don't get us wrong, because the Frankie of this album is still very much in groove-oriented territory – but they also let Horn take over with some more striking tunes that are both longer and shorter than the usual pop track – offsetting the vocal numbers on the record with a rich tapestry of musical backdrops that also more firmly forward the group's social and sexual leanings. The album features surprising covers of "War", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Born To Run" – plus the hits "Relax" and "Two Tribes", and the original numbers "Welcome To the Pleasure Dome", "Krisco Kisses", "The Ballad Of 32", "Wish The Lads Were Here", "Black Night White Light", "The Only Star In Heaven", "The Power Of Love", and "Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". CD

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Merle HaggardIf We Make It Through December ... LP
Capitol, 1973/1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Hag's stellar early 70s efforts for Capitol – with the prolific Merle dividing the set between his own numbers, a handful of traditional pieces and some nice tracks by other writers. Hag also strays from the straight honky tonk he pioneered in the late 60s into some gospel and dixieland jazz influences. Tracks include the maudlin Hag-penned title number, "If We Make It Through December", plus "To Each His Own", Lefty Frizell's "I'm An Old, Old Man (Tryin' To Live While I Can)", "This Cold War", "There's Just One Way" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gunter HampelGunter Hampel Group – Music From Europe ... CD
ESP, 1966. Used ... $7.99
Early work by Gunter Hampel and one of his greatest records! – Music From Europe has a sound that's free and propulsive, but not nearly as indulgent as on later albums. Recorded in 1966 in Holland, it tows the line incredibly well between abrasive soundscapes and a more controlled energy. Alternatingly tight bursts of alto & sorprano sax, clarinet and bass clarinet give it some real muscle and more easygoing moments. The group's a quartet – with Willem Breuker on saxes, Pierre Courbois on percussion, and Piet Veening on bass. Hampel plays vibes, flute, and bass clarinet – and titles include the 21+ minute suite "Assemblage", "Heriocredolphysiognomystery" (dedicated to Eric Dolphy) and "Make Love Not War To Everybody". CD

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Eddie HarrisIs It In ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Eddie's groovier Varitone albums, and a record that has a very electric sound to it! At times, Eddie's electric sax is so off-beat that you'd think he was playing a synthesizer instead of a sax, but in true Harris form, he always keeps it funky, and even the weird sounds have a great groove to them. Tracks include "Space Commerical", "Funkaroma", "Happy Gemini", "Look Ahere", and "It's War". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light creases on one corner.)

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New Henry CowIn Praise Of Learning ... LP
Red, 1974. Sealed ... $16.99
Seminal Brit art rock from the mid 70's, from the band that featured Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Dagmar Krause, and Lindsay Cooper. Jagged, arty, and political, with tracks that include "War", "Living in the Heart of the Beast", and "The Long March". LP, Vinyl record album

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Son House/JD ShortDelta Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1942/1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two generations of blues – presented together here in a classic Folkways package! Side one features Alan Lomax recordings of Son House – done on a trip to the delta in 1942, after Lomax was able to talk Son's boss into giving him the afternoon off, so they could drive to a grocery store where they could plug in the tape recorder! House sounds great here – a few years after classic vintage, but still very much in fine form – and titles include "My Black Woman", "Sun Goin Down", "I Ain't Goin To Cry No More", and "This War Will Last You For Years". Side two features work from JD Short – a contemporary of Son House on the Paramount Records scene – but recorded here in 1962 by Samuel Charters, in a laidback, stripped-down style that's very much in the older mode used by Lomax, but slightly more clear. Short lays down some great harmonica lines alongside his vocals and guitar – and titles include "So Much Wine", "Train Bring My Baby Back", "Fighting For Dear Old Uncle Sam", and "You Been Cheatin Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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ImpressionsTimes Have Changed ... CD
Curtom/Warner (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio before moving onto his own run of classics for Curtom – with a vocal quality that's solidly soulful, and possibly even more progressively pointed than Curtis. Hutson helped co-arrange the album with Riley Hampton – and production is by Curtis Mayfield, who brings in all the right elements of fuzz and funk to really keep the group sounding hip. Titles include the classic peace song "Stop the War", plus "I Need To Belong To Someone", "Love Me", "Our Love Goes On & On", "This Love's for Real", and a cool cover of "Inner City Blues". CD

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Iomos MaradGo Head EP ... 12-inch
All Natural, 2006. Near Mint- ... $1.99
More straight up solid hip hop from Iomos Marad – who contributed one of the nicer full lengths in the ever-growing All Natural Family Tree of releases with his Deep Rooted LP – and delivers another dynamic opus in the Go Head EP! The DJ friendly vinyl version features 4 of the 9 tracks from the CD release plus instrumentals: "Don't Play Dat", "If Ever", Beyond Space & Time", and "War Stories". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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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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New Jon LucienBelieve In Me – The Essential Selection – Original RCA & Columbia Recordings 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Decision, 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A wonderful compilation of some of Virgin Islands-raised soul jazz great John Lucien's better material – culled from his ever-fresh records for RCA and Columbia throughout the 70s – really incredible stuff that works it's magic every time we hear it, yet has never been particularly easy to find in print over the years, especially in the US! Lucien's island upbringing is a distinctively great part of is charm, with a breezily melodic vibe, often with some lovely string accents – always with a spirtual soul resonance carried by his charismatic voice. This 17 track snapshot of his RCA and Columbia ouvre is very nicely selected – and the titles include ncludes "Dindi", "Find Yourself A Love", "Who Will Buy", "Lady Love", "Luella", "Esperanza", "Listen Love", "World Of Joy", "Creole Lady", "You Are My Love", "Maiden Voyage"., "Rashida", "Who Will Buy?", "Motherland", "Would You Believe me", "Hello Like Before" and "War Song". CD

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Barbara MasonTransition ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Transition is right – as the cover has Barbara floating above a Curtis Mayfield-ish scene of drugs, war, gambling, and Satan – a really righteous image that beautifully sums up the vibe of the record! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly – with excellent arrangements from Norman Harris, Richard Rome, and Bobby Eli – who all bring in a slight blacksploitation vibe to match the image on the cover – easily the funkiest setting that Barbara Mason ever had! But the real star here is the lady herself – who's pushed herself beyond the little girl soul themes of a few years before, to take on a host of societal issues with a surprisingly righteous vibe – mostly on tracks she penned herself. The song titles sum up lots of the energy of the record – and include "World in a Crisis", "Trigger Happy People", "The Devil is Busy", "Sunday Saint (Weekday Sinner)", "Half Sister Half Brother", and "Time Is Running Out". A real surprise from Barbara Mason – and a great one too! CD

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Tommy McCookReggae In Jazz ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Masterful reggae instrumentals from the great Tommy McCook! Reggae In Jazz does indeed have some jazz-steeped solos augmenting the vibe quite nicely, but it's perhaps not the full on reggae/jazz hybrid the title suggests – which is a good thing, actually! The rhythms are strongly rooted in classic Dynamic and Channel One reggae instro territory, but the vibe is enhanced a bit by soul jazzy organ, guitar and more on the solo tip – and a bit of funk, too! Produced by Buster Riley, with Sly Dunbar, Santa Davos. Robbie Shakespeare, Chinna Smith, Ansel Collins, Jackie Mitoo and other legends on the session. Titles include "Grass Root", "Caution", "Sin", "Wild Bunch", "Bam-Bam", "Collin '1'", "Collin '2'", "Bad Man", "Good Bye". "Black-Out", "Rock Away" and "War". CD version includes the bonus "Beirut" and "Beirut (Version)". CD

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New MolemenRitual Of The... ... LP
Molemen, 2001. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
A nice batch of cuts from Chicago underground producers, the Molemen. Includes Juice "Reign", Prime "Unbreakable", Mass Hysteria "Persevere", Vakill "Equinox", Qwel "Not Impressed", Rasco "No Guarantees", Slug/Aesop Rock/MF Doom "Put Your Quarter Up", Mr Metaphor/Breez Evahflowin/C Rayz Walz "Challenge Me", Slug "How I Won The War", plus some older hard to find Molemen classics including Vakill/Rhymefest/Percee P "Keep The Fame" (original & remix), EC/Rubberoom "Taste Of Chicago", Rhymefest/Juice "How We Chill Pt 2", and Grand Daddy IU/Vakill "Face Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeMio Caro Dr Grasler ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1990. New Copy ... $18.99
A romantic later soundtrack by Ennio Morricone for Mio Caro Dr Grasler, aka The Bachelor – in a timeless piano and strings mode! The setting of the film is pre-World War I Austria, and it has a strong dramatic cast, so the elegance is quite befitting – but it's never stodgy or anything less than warm. The strings soar lightly for the most part, with some tenser dramatic moments, too. Very nice, classy work from the maestro. Titles include "Capable Of Love", "Return To Lanzarote", "Strange Feelings", "My Dear Dr. Grasler", "Fanny", "Sabine", "A Love Match" and more. CD

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William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too – as the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, handled by William with incredible dexterity – and spun out in these soaring lines that bristle with righteous touches that really support the message of his tunes! The vibe mixes in some electro elements with long-drawn rhythms – and the vocals often step aside for lots of keyboard and rhythm interplay, then come in to send things home at just the right moment. Onyeabor's been a pretty elusive cat over the years, and it's taken Luaka Bop quite some time to put this collection together – amazing work that may well make the album one of the most important to ever come from the label – and the first introduction to the non-African world of Onyeabor's incredible sounds. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Atomic Bomb", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Why Go To War", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD

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William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's incredible electric grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – and the project's so special, Luaka Bop even called in the help of Moog to put it together – no surprise, given how moogy some of William's music could be! The remixes are all very faithful, as are the reworks – and even the covers aren't the sort of cloyingly selfish sort you usually get on tribute albums – but instead feel like some great later iteration of Onyeabor's genius. Titles include Hot Chip's cover of "Atomic Bomb", Joakim & Akwetey's cover of "Good Name", David Terranova's remix of "Body & Soul", The Vaccines' remix of "Do You Want A Man", JD Twitch's (Optimo) cover of "Why Go To War?", Javelin's remix of "Heaven & Hell", Scientist's remix of "Body & Soul", and the track "Ye Ye", which is Daphni's rework of "When The Going Is Smooth & Good". CD

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OsibisaHappy Children ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky clavinet and stepping bass that you get in War's best moments, filtered through the group's own dubby brand of African rhythms, vaguely like the work of Cymande, but a bit more straight ahead. Titles include "Somaja", "Fire", "Kotoku", "We Want To Know", "Take Your Trouble Go", "Bassa Bassa", and "Adwoa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee OskarBefore The Rain ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
Classic album of mellow jazzy cuts, recorded by War's famous harmonica player, along with arrangements by Billy Page that have a killer dope 70s sound! Includes the massive "Haunted House", a nice groover which is a classic with the Chicago steppers. Other tracks include "Steppin", "Feelin Happy", "San Francisco Bay", and "Before The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a center split on the spine, some sticker remnants, and some pen.)

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Parallel Thought & Gene The Southern ChildArtillery Splurgin' ... CD
Parallel Thought, 2013. Used ... $3.99
Rhymes by Muscle Shoals rapper Gene The Southern Child and production by Parallel Thought. Titles include "Wanna War", "Never Been", "Collecting 100s", "Trippin'", "Just Like A Girl", "Still iLL", "Drive Wisely" fet Shocc, "I'm From Bama". CD

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Dave Pell SingersMah-Na-Mah-Na ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A tremendously groovy album from Dave Pell – an arranger best known for his 50s jazz sides, but who's working here with a very hip group of singers! The album's got a cool slinky style that's totally great – slightly funky at the bottom, with traces of Sunshine Pop in the overall phrasing of the tunes – a great blend between easy vocal and groovy pop styles of the 60s, and a real standout from the time! The choice of tracks is especially great – and the set includes incredible remakes of "Oh Calcutta", "Keem-O-Sabe", and "Mah Na Mah Na" – all very different than the originals, but all plenty darn wonderful. Other tracks include "Sweet Caroline", "Get Together", "Laughing", "Sugar Sugar", "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town", and "Thank God The War Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ringwear, and some edge wear.)

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Prince JammyPrince Jammy Destroys The Invaders ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
This is sort of a Prince Jammy riff on the format of the popular Junjo Lawes-produced Scientist dub series. Nonetheless, he steps up to bat, and indeed defeats the evil planet munchers, with the able help of the Roots Radics rhytnm section. Recorded at Channel One and mixed at Tubby's – and how can you argue with that!? Fat, heavy rhythms dubbed into deep, deep outer space by the heir to the throne! 8 tracks in all, including "Conspiracy On Neptune", "Saturn Bombardment", "Attack on Ganymede", "Martian Encounter", "The Great Red Spot", "Life On Uranus", "Final Destruction" and "War In The Asteroid Belt". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaLive In Nickelsdorf 1984 (3CD set) ... CD
Trost (Austria), 1984. New Copy 3 CDs ... $32.99
A really wonderful under-discovered performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – a complete live set from 1984, presented here with really stunning fidelity! The package is a great antidote to some of the fuzzier Ra live sets on the market – as it's got the care that the Trost label has brought to their reissues of material by Peter Brotzmann and the FMP generation – with sound that's more than sensitive enough to capture some surprisingly great spare piano passages, as well as the full force of the Arkestra when they really get going. Sun Ra is still a tremendous force on the keys at this time – and delivers a lot of solos that are interspersed between larger, more structured songs – played with fire by a lineup that includes John Gilmore on tenor and clarinet, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, James Jackson on bassoon and infinity drum, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone and flute. Titles include a number of "untitled improvisation" tracks – plus "Big John's Special", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "What's New", "Nuclear War", "East Of The Sun", "Yeah Man", "Mack The Knife", "Day Dream", and "Love In Outer Space". CD

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New RatsRats ... LP
Mississippi, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Rough-edged punk from The Rats – a power trio formed by guitarist/singer Fred Cole after earlier work in The Lollipop Shoppe, and before his better-known run in Dead Moon! The group have a sound that's somewhat unique – not as tight as LA punk of the time, with some of the more cerebral energies of the New York scene – but also a different vibe that's all their own, which is no surprise given that they were working up in the under-tapped Portland scene. Lots of tracks have a chugging sort of groove that's a bit like X – especially when female singer Toody Rat handles vocals. A nice little treasure from the prime indie days of the US scene – with tracks that include "Panic On 39th", "DC 10", "Rat Race", "It's Too Late", "Tactics Plan", "Flash Dogs", "World War III", "Until It Rains", and "Secrets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Django ReinhardtBest Of Django Reinhardt ... LP
Period, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A collection classic work by Django Reinhardt – recorded in the post war years, by Django and the Hot Club Of France which at that point had replaced Stephane Grappelli with Hubert Rostaing. 14 swinging numbers, including "Minor Swing", "Blues En Mineur", "Dinette", "Topsy", "Stockholm", 'Vendredi 13", "Belleville", "Song D'Automne", 'Swing 39", "Swing 49", "Blues Primitif", "Django Blues", 'Sweet Atmosphere" and "Del Salle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie RoachMocha Motion ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of Freddie's best ever albums – and a cool session that has a much more laid back, less hokey, and groovier feel than his Blue Note stuff. Freddie leads a trio that includes Vincent Corrao on guitar and Eddie Gladden on drums, and the group is augmented by Ralph Dorsey's conga. Freddie sings on one track, "Johnnie's Comin' Home No More", which is sort of a bluesy anti-war song, and the rest of the LP includes a lot of good material, like "Stinky Fingers", "Here Comes The Mocha Man", and "Warning Shot". Liner notes are by Freddie, too, and as usual, they have a uniquely personal take on the music, and feature the kind of comments that show that Freddie was one of the more intellectual of the 60's funky organ players. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – in nice shape! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Rose BrothersRose Brothers ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Modern Muscle Shoals work from The Rose Brothers – the group's first album, and a surprisingly catchy album of tunes that has most brothers doing a bit of singing, and a rap from one of the others! The record has some nice ballads like "I Get Off On You" and "The Edge Of Good-bye" and some more up-tempo numbers like "Wall To Wall Freaks" which features some rapping as well as some Rick James-like moments. Rich Cason wrote most of the songs and also produced and arranged – and other titles include "Burglar", "One More Time", "War Zone" and "Freeky Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Howard RumseyMusic For Lighthousekeeping – Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Vol 8 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An obscure later entry in the Lighthouse All Stars series on Contemporary – but a great one too – and a set that's less less overflowing with big name players, than a well-conceived small group session! Rumsey's leading the sextet on bass, but other players are even more noteworthy – and include Bob Cooper on tenor sax, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Stan Levey on drums – as well as Sonny Clark on piano, making a rare west coast appearance here! The interplay between group members is slightly unusual for the scene at the time – still tightly-crafted, but often with phrasings that don't immediately scream "LA 50s". Titles include "Octavia", "Taxi War Dance", "Love Me Or Levey", "Jubilation", "I Deal", and "Latin For Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing with Lighthouse logo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Pete SeegerRainbow Race/Now/Young Vs Old ... CD
Omni/Columbia (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
A trio of later LPs from the incalculably important topical folk stalwart and archivist Pete Seeger – 1971's Rainbow Race, 68's Now and '69's Young Vs Old – plus a holy grail of a bonus track – bundled in this excellent 2CD set from Omni! Rainbow Race starts out disc 1, an album that's understated in production, but feels more modern than many of Seeger's albums, and it's both massive in mood and masterful in material. It's stocked largely with Seeger originals rather than the shared folk songbook he so often worked within – with titles including "Last Train To Nuremburg", "Sailing Down This Golden River", "Old Devil Time", "Words Words Words" and more. It's followed by Now – another great record with more banjo in the sound, and more diverse songs – with modern folk scene standards, talking blues and public domain revisitations, strident and in a live setting, with "Adam The Inventor", "Talking Ben Tre", Blacklash Blues", "Cotton Needs Pickin So Bad", "The Cities Are Burning" and more. Young Vs Old follows a similar trail, with some bigger emotions as well as sparer numbers, with titles including "Who Knows", "Bring The Home", "Ballad Of The Fort Hood Three", "Be Kind To Your Parents", "Get Up And Go", "Mayrowana" and more. Last and certainly not least, the bonus track "I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag" – a killer version of the defiant, Anti Vietnam War sing-along standard that was purportedly banned in 1970 and released officially for the first time ever on this CD! CD

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Edwin StarrInvolved (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Edwin Starr – as if you couldn't guess from the title and cover! The set has Starr reprising his "War" hit at the start, then rolling through a whole run of heavy tracks with the great Norman Whitfield – who takes Edwin into some of the same psychedelic soul territory that he forged with the Temptations – a mode that has lots of heavy bass at the bottom, lots of fuzz in the guitars, and a really majestic sense of arrangements that's far more moving than some of the more commercial Motown material of the time. Edwin knocks it out of the park – and does a 13 minute version of "Ball of Confusion", plus tracks like "Stand!", "Cloud Nine", "Stop The War", "Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On", and his big hit "War". CD has an insane amount of bonus tracks – 13 more songs that include "Big Papa", "Lonely Rainy Days In San Francisco", "There You Go", "Who is The Leader Of The People", "You've Got My Soul On Fire", "Don't Tell Me I'm Crazy", "Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem", and "Love". CD

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TemptationsSolid Rock ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
A masterful album of righteous trippy soul – recorded during the height of the Temptations' strong association with Norman Whitfield! The record has more than a few political/social conscience songs – like "Take A Look Around", "Stop The War Now", and "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" – but the strongest point is the music, more than the message. The arrangements are super funky – with complicated stretched out passages filled with spacey effects, rumbling bass, fuzzy guitars, and cool processing on the vocals. "The End Of Our Road" has some great tight drums, and "What It Is" begins with rolling snare work that's in a Sly Stone sort of groove. Vocals are great as always, and the album also features a long mellow cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TRASE (Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble)Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
Never-heard sounds from this amazing UK duo – an early 80s outfit who went by the name of Tape Recorder & Synthesizer Ensemble – a very good choice, given the instrumentation on the set! Most of the music here is relatively spare, but surprisingly tuneful – kind of in a space between early Sheffield electronics and some of the catchier electro instrumental work of the mid 80s – often tweaked with experimental production and bits of tape, but usually just based around a guitar riff, a keyboard line, and a drum machine rhythm! Both musicians were in their teens at the time, and had no further aims of mainstream fame – but the record's easily as good as the best UK indie electronics on labels like Factory, Rough Trade, or Cherry Red at the time. Titles include "Sketch 1", "Harmonium", "Electronic Rock", "Talk To Me", "Unrequited Love", "We Are So Fragile", "This Life Of Yours", and "War Machine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Scott WalkerTil The Band Comes In (with bonus download) ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $41.99
Scott Walker's fifth solo album, and an oft-overlooked gem that really shows some new sides of his talents! The style here is a bit less iconic than that of the previous two records – more personal or sentimental at times, yet still served up with that uncannily observant sensibility that Scott inherited from Jacques Brel. Walker's voice is wonderfully fluid – still as dark as before, but with a slightly jazzy sensibility at times – no doubt picked up from his tours at the time in the UK as a small club vocalist. The album features a surprising guest appearance from Esther Ofarim, who sings solo on the track "Long About Now" – an odd arrangement that came about because Scott and her shared the same manager, Ady Semel, who also was sort of the director for the album. Titles include "Little Things", "Joe", "Thanks For Chicago Mr James", "Til The Band Comes In", "Cowbells Shakin", "The War Is Over", and "Jean The Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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New Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street BandYou're So Beautiful (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The last album recorded by Charles Wright with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – and a set that's even more stretched out and trippy than their other albums! Gone are the tight short cuts of earlier days, and in their place are longer messed-up funky numbers that have more of a jamming party feel – tunes that let the whole group open up in a relaxed and soulful mode that must have been plenty great to see happening live in the studio! Charles sings in a style that mixes straighter soul with "crazy man" kind of lyrics – of the sort that he later sang on his own LPs – and the album features the wicked tune "Express Yourself II", a great follow-up to the first one, done in a more open-styled way, but still with the same hook and rhythm! Other tracks include "Just To Settle My Nerves", "Let's Make Love Not War", "What Can You Bring Me?", "Your Love", and "You're So Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yarbrough & PeoplesHeartbeats (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
Yarbrough & Peoples work here with production from the great Lonnie Simmons – who was leaving behind his legacy with War, and turning out to be one of the sharpest talents in the 80s groove scene! Lonnie comes up with a nice lean style for the duo – one that often brings some bassy funk into the mix, in an approach they never had before – a groove that really breathes some new energy into their well-tested sound! The groovers are the best ones here – but they're also midtempo tracks that never push the vocals too far off base – and instead really create a nice forum for interplay between the two singers. Titles include "Heartbeats", "Feels So Good", "As One", "What's That You've Slipped Into My Wine", and "Party Night". CD features bonus tracks – "Heartbeats (12" version)", "Feels So Good (12" version)", "Heartbeats (12" inst)", "Feels So Good (inst)", and "Heartbeats (single)". CD

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VariousESP Sampler ... LP
ESP, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Very cool stuff – and a fittingly cool collection of work from the great ESP label! If you've never seen one of their samplers before, they're sort of a mad mix of many different styles – putting together tracks in short little blips, filtered out of longer original ones on albums, into a cool collage of sounds and moods. This album features a number of great bits from records we've never seen, mixed together with some more classic moments, all packaged in a cool cover. Includes bits from "East Village Other" by Ishamael Reed, "The Lovebook Record" by Andrei Vozenensky, "Movement Soul" from a record of traditional recordings, "Ni Kantu En Esperanto" from an Esperanto recording, "The Coach With Six Insides" from a musical based on Finnegan's Wake, "Assemblage" by Gunter Hampel, "East Village Other" by Allen Ginsberg, "Call Me Burroughs" by William S Burroughs, "Zitro" by James Zitro, "Of Love & War" by Randy Burns, and lots more by some of the usual suspects. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the black & red cover, including the insert, which has some pencil. Cover has some wear, two stickers, some ink stamps, and masking tape and some splitting on the seams, with some stains and a bit of pen on the back.)
 
 
 



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