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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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New Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... $5.99
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. CD

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Richard BalesCivil War Vol 2 – The Union – Based On Music Of The North During The Years 1861 to 1865 – Richard Bales/National Gllery Orchestra ... CD
Sony, Late 50s. Used CD & Book ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes original box and book.)

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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyWar (Small Soldiers Battlecry Remix) (clean edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Dreamworks, 1998. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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CliffhangazReady 4 War (voc, inst)/Curry Chickenhead (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Grandmaster Melle MelVice/World War III ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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Hawklords25 Years/Only The Dead Dreams Of A Cold War Kid/PXR5 ... 12-inch
Charisma (UK), 1979. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Grey vinyl pressing.)

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Jimi HendrixWar Heroes ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Martin Luther KingWhy I Oppose The War In Vietnam ... LP
Black Forum, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most political of Dr King's albums – recorded in 1967, but issued after his death when the Vietnam War was still going strong. The album's one of the great titles on Motown's short-lived Black Forum imprint, and is a lot stronger stuff than some of the other King albums they continued to keep in print. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a torn cutout notch.)

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Jamie O'Reilly & Michael SmithPasiones – Songs Of The Spanish Civil War 1936 to 1936 ... CD
Bird Avenue, 1997. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Royal FlushUh Oh! Suckers Come To War; Why? To Die! ... LP
Rap-A-Lot, 1988. Near Mint- ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin StarrMotown Legends – War/Twenty-Five Miles ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
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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Caterina ValenteWake Up & Shake Up/Ich War So Gern Bei Dir ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
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- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve. Label lists a bunch of mixes on the A-side, but vinyl only has 3 tracks.)

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New WarAll Day Music ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good- ... $3.99
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 wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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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. Cover has some light wear and aging.)

Exact matches19
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WarGrooves & Messages – The Greatest Hits Of War ... CD
Avenue, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New WarOutlaw ... LP
RCA, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
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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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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War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Chris WhitleyWar Crime Blues ... CD
Messenger, 2003. Used ... $5.99
CD

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Chris WhitleyWar Crime Blues ... CD
Messenger, 2003. Used ... $6.99
CD

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VariousAll This And World War II ... LP
20th Century, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
An unusual project based on music by Lennon & McCartney – with performances of Beatles tunes by The Brothers Johnson, Roy Wood, Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel, Tina Turner, Lynsey DePaul, David Essex, and Elton John! Kind of like the Tommy movie soundtrack, but hipper! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition box set, including the booklet. Box has light wear.)

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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
CD

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PacewonI Declare War (live album, live clean, live inst)/Step Up (album, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Ruffhouse, 1998. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Originally issued as a promo-only single – an underground classic from '98. Nice production with a smooth bassline and a killer flute loop up top and equally dope lyrics. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Badder Than Evil/Barbara Mason/New BirthGordon's War ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Original pressing. Cover has a heavy stain on the bottom 4 inches, with a partially unglued seam. Label has some marker.)
Also available Gordon's War ... LP 9.99

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New Crime WaveWar Fair (dirty, clean, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Raw Track, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches31
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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.)

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New Paul McCartneyTug Of War ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New WarPlatinum Jazz ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear.)

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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
Also available New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD 5.99

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New Divine ForceHoly War (Live) (orig, dub)/Somethin Different (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Yamakka, 1987. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Holy War" is one of the great lost hip hop classics of the mid-80's, featuring Sir Ibu, with a similar sound to the BDP material from that era, but with more energy in the vocals and production. And to our ears, classic beats and lyrics up there as one of the best tracks from 1987. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New RootsUNIverse At War (clean, LP, inst)/Concerto Of The Desperado (clean, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Geffen, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
"UNIverse at War" features verses from Common. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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New WarDeliver The Word ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Used ... 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, missing the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New WarDeliver The Word/Gypsy Man ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Far Out sleeve.)

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New WarGreatest Hits ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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New WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Used ... 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
(Includes the poster. Cover has wear.)

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New FunkadelicElectric Spanking Of War Babies (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Warner, 1981. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of the last great tracks of the classic P-Funk run of the late 70s, a killer groover with a nice soulful hook! And sure, by this point it might have seemed hard to tell the group's songs apart – but that was just because they were so great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Butch HancockWar & Peace ... CD
Two Roads, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
 
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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- ... $19.99
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 ... Temporarily 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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Tim BuckleyGoodbye & Hello ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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 – in great shape! Back cover has a small sticker from the previous owner, but rest is great.)

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CappadonnaYin And The Yang (Clean Version) ... LP
Sony, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
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
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Jimmy CastorIt's Just Begun/Phase Two ... CD
RCA/Robinsongs (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of classics from the Jimmy Castor Bunch – back to back on a single CD! It's Just Begun is wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the funky goofy "Troglodyte", and plenty other nice moments like "Bad", "LTD", "I Promise To Remember", and "Psychee". Fuzzy guitar meets heavy drums meets some of the most insane lyrics ever on a mainstream funk album! One of our most requested records – and for good reason! Phase Two is probably Jimmy's second best album of the 70s – one with many of the same elements as his legendary It's Just Begun record! The band is grooving hard – with plenty of heavy conga, fuzzed out guitar, and trippy grooves that serve as a perfect foil for Jimmy's super-dope sense of humor. The record features a remake of Jimmy's earlier "Hey Leroy", still done with a Latiny groove, but also with many elements of "It's Just Begun" thrown into the funky mix. The album also features Jimmy's guitar-heavy "Tribute To Jim [Hendrix]", and "Luther The Anthropoid", which was a follow-up to "Troglodyte", with similar stoner caveman lyrics! Another tasty cut is "Party Life", a 7 minute Latin funk number with a very War-like groove! CD

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ClashCombat Rock (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". LP, Vinyl record album

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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- ... $8.99
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 12.99

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East Of Underground/SoapEast Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 1971. New Copy 2 CDs Gatefold ... $12.99 19.98
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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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one of the hippest going in the early 70s Prestige Records scene – and that's saying a lot, given the company the label was keeping at the time! The record's got one track that features some nice soulful vocals – the political cut "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" – but the best cuts are the instrumentals, grooving along hard in the band's best modal funky tradition! Titles include "The Better Half", "Jung Bungo", and "Running Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Game & OthersWho Got Game? ... LP
West Side Entertainment, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
A double LP set of semi-underground material from neo gangsta superstar Game – feat Snoop, Young Buck, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Lil Scrappy, Rah Digga, Jay Z and others! Tracks include "Fly Like An Eagle" feat Snoop & WC, "Where I'm From" (OG version) feat Dre & Nate Dogg, "Confessions", "Ride With Me", "For My Ni**as", "I Love The Hood" feat Young Buck, "Get It" feat Dre & Jay Z, "War Them Want" feat Rah Digga and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghostface Killah & Apollo BrownTwelve Reasons To Die – The Brown Tape (plus instrumentals and comic book) ... LP
Soul Temple, 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 19.98
Ghostface Killah's hip hop crime noir Twelve Reasons To Die – as alternately produced by Apollo Brown! The original version pairs Ghostface's top notch rhymes with cinematic funky soul producer extraordinaire Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn – and The Brown Tape is a companion piece produced by Apollo Brown – who was given the acapellas and left to his on always creative devices. In mood and tone, it's on level playing field as the main album – a bit tighter and paired down to the gritty funk essentials. Totally top notch – a worthy companion piece at least – pretty close to its equal! Includes "Beware Of The Stare", "Rise Of The Black Suits", "Declare War" feat Masta Killa, "Center OF Attraction" with Cappadonna, "An Unexpected Call" with Inspectah Deck, "Revenge Is Sweet" with Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck and Killa Sin, "The Sureshot (Parts 1 & 2)" and more. The main track list followed by the complete instrumentals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Initial copies include a free comic book. Quantities limited!)

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New Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... $5.99
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! 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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Eddie HarrisIs It In ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
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 some wear.)

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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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JacksonsGoin' Places (UK pressing) ... CD
Epic/Philadelphia International (UK), 1977. Used ... $9.99
The second collaboration between the Jacksons and the Gamble & Huff production team for Philly International – and a nice little sleeper that we like more and more over the years! Like the preceding album from the team, the pairing's a great one – and the Jacksons' pop soul harmonies match up very nicely with the full, rich sound of the Philly groove! Titles include "Music's Takin' Over", "Goin' Places", "Different Kind Of Lady", "Even Though You're Gone", "Jump For Joy", "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl", "Man Of War", "Do What You Wanna" and "Find Me A Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Ennio MorriconeMio Caro Dr Grasler ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1990. New Copy ... $26.99
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
Also available Who Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP 27.99

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New William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... $27.99 29.99
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". 3LP set features four bonus tracks not on the CD! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Who Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD 13.99

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OrgoneKillion Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 16.98
A monstrous debut from one of the heaviest acts we've heard in years – LA's Orgone, easily one of the most up-and-coming funky combos around! Although Orgone share a bit with some of the leaner deep funk groups who've cropped up in the past decade or so, they've also got a sound that's a bit more advanced overall – sort of that second-generation approach to funk that hit the scene by the mid 70s, as some of the bigger funk acts like Black Heat or War moved out of the indie scene and really started to hit a wider audience! That doesn't mean that Orgone's commercial at all – because they've got a sound that's still as sharp-edged as any smaller group – but with a lineup that's quite large, they're able to encompass a very wide range of soulful styles – gritty 45 riffing, slinky Chicano-styled grooves, Afro Funk, tighter soul tracks, and lots lots more – all carried off with perfection throughout. The album feels like some lost masterpiece on Fantasy, or possibly some overlooked early 70s major label funk set on WEA or United Artists – and titles include "Who Knows Who", "I Get Lifted", "Funky Nassau", "Lone Ranger", "Prism Break", "Crabby Ali", "Duck & Cover", "Dialed Up", "Said & Done", "Hambone", "It's What You Do", "Do Your Thing", and "Sophisticated Honky". CD

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New Billy PaulLive In Europe ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A really majestic live set from Billy Paul – recorded in the UK at the height of his greatest fame – but in a way that features plenty of longer tracks that really let Billy stretch out and do his thing! Given this expanded setting, there's a surprisingly righteous feel to most numbers – a sound that continues the groove of Going East and War Of The Gods, and also features a bit more of Paul's presence as an entertainer on the stage. The album's a beautiful illustration of the fact that Billy was easily one of the hippest artists working for Philadelphia during the early days – and it offers up some tremendous transformations of the tunes "Thanks For Saving My Life", "Your Song", "Me & Mrs. Jones", "War Of The Gods", and "Brown Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)

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

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PentwaterPentwater ... LP
Golden Pavilion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 22.98
A pretty wild record by Pentwater – a Chicago outfit who deliver a mix of spacey, yet accessible proggish rock, ala Hawkwind or King Crimson with a dash Zappa-esque eccentricity, but from there they really blast off into their own unique realm! Feverish vocals, some killer guitars and unpredictable rhythmic changes make it uneasy, but compelling listening all the way – with some unique instrumental elements that include oboe, flute and extra percussion. Includes "Frustaration Mass", "Living Room Displays", "Memo", "Orphan Girl", "AM", "Palendrome", "War" and "Gwen's Madrigal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Jim PepperPepper's Pow Wow ... LP
Embryo, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A strangely beautiful little record – the standout career effort from tenorist Jim Pepper – a Native American player who draws heavily here on his heritage! Although Pepper plays sax on most numbers, he also sings a fair bit too – in kind of a raspy style that alternates from slightly soulful to somewhat chanting – all in a uniquely haunting way that's unlike anything else we can think of! There's a definite jazz core to the record – guitar from Larry Coryell, piano from Tom Grant, and drums from Billy Cobham and Spider Rice – but the sound is often far from standard, given the vocals and Native American influences. Titles include the sublime "Witchitai-To" – Pepper's lasting legacy in music – plus "Newlyweds Song", "Nommie Nommie", "Senecas", "Yon A Ho", "Slow War Dance", and "Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original die-cut cover.)

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Poets Of RhythmDiscern/Define ... LP
Quannum, 2001. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
The funky West Coast sound rises again! This excellent full-length set by the Poets Of Rhythm is a monster – filled with stoner funk tracks that recall the glory days of groups like Mandrill, War, Malo, and El Chicano, touched with some of the messed-up funk of the Bay Area scene of the early 70s! The album's a masterpiece of mellow electric funky numbers – plenty of great keyboards, organ, bass, guitar, and even some tasty flute licks – sublimely produced with a sound that's keeps the grooves at the properly laidback level. Titles include "The Jaunt", "We", "Plus Plus", "Smilin", "Moira", "Fondle Rock", and "Survival Of The Freshest". 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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Red RippersOver There. . .And Over Here ... CD
Paradise Of Bachelors, 1983. Used ... $4.99
A cool combat-themed country rock record by The Red Rippers – largely the work of songwriter and Vietnam veteran Lt. Edwin Bankston – and a pretty riveting obscurity from the early 80s private press vaults! The sounds range from breezy, Creedence-styled backdrops and 70s outlaw country inspired grooves, to more of a fuzzed out, slightly harder-edged feel – but it's the lyricism that really pushes Red Rippers into a different realm. It's full of war-wizened songs about forgotten soldiers, bloody jungle battles and other prideful and mournful tales from this veteran's point of view! The difference between the catchy, if quite raw tunefulness and the frank lyricism gives it a really dichotomous, intriguing feel! Includes "I Roll", "Soldier Of Fortune", "Firefight", "Who Remembers", "Vietnam Blues", "The Dark And Bloody Road", "She's Been Down", "Body Bag". CD

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Django ReinhardtBest Of Django Reinhardt ... LP
Period, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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New Max RomeoReconstruction ... LP
Mango, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
While Romeo's finest moments were recorded under the aegis of Lee Perry, this self produced album, made not too long after the awesome War Ina Babylon set is still a solid set of roots rock. Backed by some of the finest session men in JA, including Boris Gardiner, Boo Richards, Earl Wire Lindo, Vin Gordon and Ernest Ranglin, Romeo lays down sweet vocals on 10 numbers, including "Poor Man's Life", "Let's Live Together", "Melt Away", "Give To Get" and "Destination Africa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New RootsIlladelph Halflife ... CD
Geffen, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Their second major US release after two import/indie LP's and the awesome debut, Do You Want More?, though this is the one that put them over. One on the few current hip hop acts that are able to do a proper live show and it's hard to choose which is better: live, LP or 12" remixes. 14 full-length tracks and 3 interludes, including "Clones", "Universe at War" (featuring Common Sense), "Ital", "Section" and "Concerto of the Desparado". CD
(CD has initials written in marker.)

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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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TemptationsSolid Rock ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
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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Wailing SoulsStranded ... LP
Greensleeves, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 11.98
A nice later effort from the legendary Wailing Souls – and their last album for Greensleeves, before rebooting a couple years later! '84's Stranded is a pretty strong record, with those achingly soulful voices front and center, and with a modern sound that holds up quite well! Sly Dunbar is on electronic drums, with synth by Keith Sterling another solid modern touch – and titles include "Stranded In LA", "File For Your Machete", "Thinking", "Peace And Love Shall Reign", "Helmet Of Salvation", "War Deh Round A John Shop", "Eyes Of Love", "Sunrise Till Sunset", "The Best Is Yet To Come" and more. 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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Reuben WilsonCisco Kid/Groove Grease ... 7-inch
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Some great funky organ work from Reuben Wilson! "Cisco Kid" is Reuben's funky cover of the War track – done with that tightly rolling sound of the original, and made even better as an instrumental! "Groove Grease" is a tasty number too – lots of nice tight organ funk licks! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Amy WinehouseBack To Black ... LP
Universal, 2006. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
An incredible album from Amy Winehouse – even way better than her fantastic debut! Although a contemporary soul album, this one's steeped in tradition – soul styles that run the gamut from Detroit down to Kingston, and which are carried off here with a rougher, sharper-edged sound than before! The instrumentation on here is really mindblowing – almost at a Motown level, with isolated instruments really crackling out from the fuller backings – all set to rhythms that snap and bounce, and are almost a bit funky at times. Credit is definitely due to producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi – but Amy's vocals are really tremendous too – classic, but really personal and fresh! Titles include "Rehab", "Just Friends", "Back To Black", "Love Is A Losing Game", "He Can Only Hold Her", "Some Unholy War", and "Me & Mr Jones". LP, Vinyl record album

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WinstonsColor Him Father ... LP
Metromedia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
The one and only album ever cut by The Winstons – an obscure mixed-race soul combo who had roots in Otis Redding's touring band, and who hit big with a soul Grammy in 1969 for the title track to this one, "Color Him Father". The cut's an amazing document of its time, a sweet little story-song about a boy who's lost his dad in the war (Vietnam?), and who grows to love the new guy that his mom is dating. Sounds sappy, but it's one of the most compelling soul singles of the 60s – and is always a treat to hear. The other big cut on the record is the classic breakbeat track "Amen Brother", which is an instrumental reading of the gospel standard, done in a fast-funk style that's been sampled for years – both by hip hoppers and by drum n bass producers! (Noteworthy, too, is the fact that this 33rpm album offers a bonus on the cut that the 45rpm single does not – you can play the album at 45rpm to speed up the break in the track, getting a great jungle effect!) The rest of the record is pretty good – but mostly features the group trying to cover work by other artists, on songs like "The Chokin Kind", "The Greatest Love", "Everyday People", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, tape on the spine, and some stains, with some pen and ink stamps on the back.)

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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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Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
London Afrobeat from Yaaba Funk – a group who definitely dig deep in the cross-cultural scene of their city! Yaaba Funk have an approach that recalls some of the better London work of this nature from years back – not just a rehash of older Nigerian modes, but a willingness to make the sounds mean something new, too – especially when they get very strong political motivation from the lyrics! Instrumentation is the usual guitar, saxes, and percussion – but some tracks also feature some sweet kalimba, and very inventive work on bass, which helps open up the sound. Titles include "Poor Man's Tale", "Ghana A to Z", "Volta Blues", "Black To White", "Political War", and "Gyae Me Na Mendwen". CD features a few bonus remixes too! CD

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VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 1 – Trash Classics from Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing package – filled with loads of rare gems – all vintage vinyl nuggets from the enormous collection of The Cramps! Lux Interior and Poison Ivy are legendary record collectors – and have been digging in thrift stores, warehouses, and basements for many decades – filling a love of music that even predates the formation of their famous group – and which went onto inform the sounds they made on their own! Given that the duo were out there digging for many years before the rest of us, they've definitely gotten their hands on some amazing gems over the years – a good number of which are presented here – subtitled in ways that really give you an idea of the sounds – "ghoulish exotica", "lip-curling rock n roll", "crazy mixed up sounds", and "instrumental madness". Titles include "The Cave" by Gary Spider Webb, "Wild Man Walk" by The Ebonettes, "Mashed Potatoes" by Noble Watts, "Unitar Rock" by Willie Joe & His Unitar, "Jibba Jab" by Tic & Toc, "From The Top Of Your Guggle" by The Five Blobs, "Gang War" by Gene Maltais, "Sugar Doll" by Johnny Jay, "Bongo Beatin Beatnik" by Joe Hall & The Corvettes, and "Dragon Walk" by The Noblemen. CD

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VariousBrown Eyed Soul – The Sound Of East LA Vol 2 ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
Not so much Latin music, so much as soul that played big on the Latino scene in East LA – but a great batch of tracks that spans three decades, but is all united by a very strong sound. There's a total of 16 cuts in all – including "East Side" by Hank Jacobs, "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart, "Beware" by Jesse Belvin, "Dreaming Casually" by Thee Midnighters, "La La La La" by The Blendells, "Farmer John" by The Premiers, "Baby You Got It" by Brenton Wood, "Please Baby Please" by Cannibal & The Headhunters, and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" by War. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousESP Sampler ... LP
ESP, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $8.99
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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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 2 – Part A ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A second volume of underground disco and unstoppable dancefloor soul from NYC in the late 70s and early 80s – M&M Mixes Vol 2, highlighting rare and previously unreleased mixes by John Morales! It features a roster of legendary names, particularly to diggers of deeper disco tracks, but also some soul stars who worked well in that groove – a batch of tunes mixed & engineered by Morales back in the day at M&M Studios and elsewhere. Great numbers by Brass Construction, Inner Life feat Jocelyn Brown, War and First Choice! The vinyl version comes in 2 separate parts –both 2LPs and featuring all exclusive extended vinyl versions – each each of which fills a whole side! Part A includes "Caught Up (John's Missing M+M Extended 12" Mix)" by Inner Life feat Jocelyn Brown, "Now Is Tomorrow (John's M+M Today Groove Mix)" by Brass Construction, "The Player (John's North Philly M+M Groove Mix)" by First Choice and "Slipping Into Darkness (John's M+M Out Of The Light Mix)" by War. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 2 – Now Again Music Library Vol 1 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99
Heavy funk galore – all hand-picked by Oh No, and mixed together in a way that really opens up the grooves! The cuts are all from the wonderful reissues on the Now Again label – work that includes rare funk and soul, African psych, and even some oddball middle eastern grooves – all perfect building blocks for Oh No's studio techniques – which often have the original cuts stripped down to their core, then reworked as these really bold funky elements! In keeping with the "sound library" style of this series, the tunes are often given new titles and presented in a really cool way – on cuts that include "Hear Me", "Bar Fights", "Winters Sweet", "Are We", "War Dance", "Curb Fluids", "Forgive Me", "Spring Clean", and "Sun Walker". CD
Also available Oh No Vs Now Again Vol 2 – Now Again Music Library Vol 1 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 2 – Now Again Music Library Vol 1 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2013. Used ... $8.99
Heavy funk galore – all hand-picked by Oh No, and mixed together in a way that really opens up the grooves! The cuts are all from the wonderful reissues on the Now Again label – work that includes rare funk and soul, African psych, and even some oddball middle eastern grooves – all perfect building blocks for Oh No's studio techniques – which often have the original cuts stripped down to their core, then reworked as these really bold funky elements! In keeping with the "sound library" style of this series, the tunes are often given new titles and presented in a really cool way – on cuts that include "Hear Me", "Bar Fights", "Winters Sweet", "Are We", "War Dance", "Curb Fluids", "Forgive Me", "Spring Clean", and "Sun Walker". CD
Also available Oh No Vs Now Again Vol 2 – Now Again Music Library Vol 1 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD 15.99

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VariousReal Music For Real People – Compiled & Mixed By DJ Language ... CD
BBE (UK), 2005. Used ... $2.99
NYC DJ Language assembles a wonderful little mix set for BBE Records – serving as a bit of a sampler for the label's eclectic groove – also working in a number of far-reaching classics and rarities from the international club and hip hop scene! Strains of underground soul, blazing electro and house, storming street hop and astral vibes keep it deep throughout! 21 tracks in all: "Confusion" by Chris Prolific feat Ayo, "I've Read About" by D'Nell, "War" by Nas, "Appreciate" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, "Slow Baby Dubb" by Spacek, "Sincere" by Foreign Exchange, "50 Ways To Love Your Lover" by Platinum Pied Pipers, "Lie Low" by Black Spade, "Booty La La" by Bugz In The Attic, "Tarzan" by Roy Ayers, "Close To You (Maurice Fulton rmx)" by Beanfield and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Reggae Music Volume 3 ... LP
Mango, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A decent collection of some of the bigger tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s – including "Police & Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "War Ina Babylon" by Max Romeo, "Natty Takeover" by Justin Hines, "Columbia Colly" by Jah Lion, "Man In The Hills" by Burning Spear, "Croaking Lizard" by Prince Jazzbo, "Rastaman" by Bunny Wailer, "No Sympathy" by Peter Tosh and "Three Babylon" by Aswad. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUltimate Free Soul Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $32.99
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really outdone himself here – as the package features 63 tracks that run from the late 60s to the early 80s – with jazz bits, vocal bits, pop bits, and more – all working together wonderfully as a whole. Titles include "I Need You Girl" by The Three Pieces, "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer, "In The Middle Of The Feeling" by Three Ounces Of Love, "Simple Things" by Minnie Riperton, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by Nancy Wilson, "I Like London In The Rain" by Blossom Dearie, "I'm A Winner" by Smoked Sugar, "Stay" by Severin Brown, "Fly Me To The Moon" by Lyn Collins, "Lolita Go Home" by Jane Birkin, "Yes It's You" by Sweet Charles, "Somebody Like Me" by Bobby Gentry, "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc, "Reason To Survive" by Rance Allen, "I Can't Stop Dancing" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Wanna Be Where You Are (unedited mix)" by Marvin Gaye, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Good Morning To You" by Lexia, and "The Road I Took To You" by Joey Heatherton. CD

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Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
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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Bruce HaackElectric Lucifer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Omni (Australia), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Around February 1, 2014 (delayed)
One of the greatest moog albums ever – all original sounds and tunes from the legendary Bruce Haack! Haack had spent most of the 60s doing small label kiddie records on his own, but this late 60s gem on Columbia is probably his best known work – a masterpiece of short and groovy little songs that are heavy on analogue electronics and special effects! There's a really fuzzy feel to most of the work here – heavy echo and reverb that give the album a very dark feel, even when the songs are a bit light and playful. Haack's lyrics are great too – quite conceptual, with a spiritual undercurrent that's surprisingly great – and which adds a further layer of meaning to the set! The whole thing's a bit like the Silver Apples, but more experimental – and there's a love of sound, shape, and texture that Haack never matched again on later albums. A key predecessor to Suicide, Stereolab, and countless others – with titles that include "Electric To Me Turn", "Cherubic Hymn", "Program Me", "War", "Incantation", "Angel Child", "Super Nova", "Requiem", "Song Of The Death Machine", and "National Anthem To The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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HamboneBig Fat Juicy Fun ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Around May 21, 2014 (delayed)
Tommy Stewart (of "Bump N Hustle Music" fame) wrote and arranged this tight batch of instrumental groovers for Salsoul, and the record's got more of a funk sound than you'd expect from the label. There are some nice choppy funk tracks with a harmonica in the frontline, and a bit of a War/Lee Oskar groove in that sense. Titles include "Hey Music Man", "Hambone", "Win or Lose", and "Big Fat Juicy Fun". CD

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New Merry Go Round/Emmitt RhodesListen Listen – The Definitive Collection (Merry Go Round/American Dream) ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1967/1970. New Copy ... Early October, 2014
The complete A&M recordings of The Merry Go Round and later solo act Emmitt Rhodes – lesser-remembered pop treasures from the end of the 60s, really sparkling nicely in this well-done set! The Merry Go Round's heard here on their one and only album for A&M – a self-titled set from 1967, done in a style that mixes some of the sunniness of the LA sound of the time with slightly introspective folksy touches, and a few moments that almost hint at a more British invasion sort of style. There's a depth here that reminds us of our favorite Hollies albums of the period – a ear that goes way beyond simple pop single stylings, but also never gets too bogged down in overly-complicated song structures. The balance is a hard one to pull off, but Merry Go Round do it perfectly – thanks to the creative vision of Emmitt Rhodes, who whote most of the tunes and sings lead vocals. Rhodes later stepped out on his own as a solo act, and is heard here on his 1969 album The American Dream, plus some additional bonus singles – all of which follow the Merry Go Round style nicely, but also get even more personal, and seem to pick up a few well-placed singer-songwriter touches along the way. The CD features a total of 29 tracks in all – plus some great notes that helps you reconstruct the history of Rhodes and the group. Titles include "You're A Very Lovely Woman", "Live", "Pardon Me", "Mother Earth", "Low Down", "Where Have You Been All My Life", "We're In Love", "Gonna Fight The War", "In Days Of Old", "Holly Park", "Come Ride Come Ride", and "Textile Factory". CD
 
 
 



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