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Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99 19.99
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap forth with a power that's even more incredible when all three musicians fall into step! Anderson's tenor gets lots of rich open space to roam around – with these deep tones that strongly echo a Coltrane legacy, almost more soulfully than other albums of this vintage – and Parker's bass is wonderful, as always, in a setting like this – and Drake's drums are a masterpiece of understatement. The set features four long improvisations – recorded live in a very warm space. CD

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Apathy feat Blue Rasperry , Celph Titled & RyuWinter (radio, dirty, inst)/Can't Leave Rap Alone (radio, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Near Mint- ... $0.99
"Winter" features Blue Rasperry. "Can't Leave Rap Alone" features Celph Titled & Ryu. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Art BearsWinter Songs ... LP
Ralph, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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(US pressing. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)

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Andrea CentazzoMoon In Winter ... CD
Ictus (Italy), 2011. Used ... $7.99
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Kronos QuartetWinter Was Hard ... LP
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1987/1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Includes pieces by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Anton Webern, John Zorn, Astor Piazzolla, and John Lurie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Marsha MalametConey Island Winter ... LP
Decca, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
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(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, and some moisture stains, with some waviness and flaking in the bottom corners.)

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Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East/TVT, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Simply RedLove & The Russian Winter ... CD
East West, 1999. Used ... $2.99
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(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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StingIf On A Winter's Night ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon, 2009. Sealed ... $9.99
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Wax PoeticsIssue #57 – Janelle Monae/Jody Watley – Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Wax Poetics hails musical mavericks in issue #57 – with android soul star Janelle Monae on the front cover, and Soul Train dancer-turned Shalamar singer-turned solo superstar Jody Watley on the back – plus features on leftfield soul, funk, hip hop and rock creative spirits Souls Of Mischief, Earl Sweatshirt and Todd Rundgren! This issue also includes pieces on Brazilian soul hero (and Dusty Groove favorite) Ed Motta, Black Milk, Kon, Boardwalk, Kon, Bruno Morais, Milosh, a deeper look at the story of the Soul Train Dancers and more! Magazine

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New Edgar WinterEntrance ... CD
Epic, 1970. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "Entrance", "Tobacco Road", "Jimmy's Gospel", "A Different Game", "Peace Pipe", and "Back In The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edgar WinterFrankenstein 1984 (monster version, human version, monster rap) ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
A totally excellent electro version of Edgar Winter's synth heavy rock break number "Frankenstein", redone for Tommy Boy's short lived side label, Body Rock. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has some marker.)

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Edgar Winter GroupShock Treatment ... CD
Epic, 1974. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Johnny WinterJohnny Winter ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Hard grooving late 60s blues rock from the great Johnny Winter! Winter's guitar sounds as great here as it does in some of his better known records. The self-titled set is one of Winter's most straight-forwardly bluesy sets, and titles include "I'm Yours And I'm Hers", "Dallas", "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Back Door Friend" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, some small bits of stuck-on paper along part of the bottom, and a bit of splitting and tape on the bottom seam.)

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Johnny WinterSecond Winter ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
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(360 Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, split top seams, and some splitting on some of the other seams.)

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Paul WinterRio ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Even though Paul Winter's always been a little bit of a phony, this bossa LP on Columbia is pretty good stuff! The record was recorded with some of Brazil's best bossa players – like Luiz Bonfa, Roberto Menescal, and Luiz Eca (of Tamba Trio fame). John Hammond produced the session, so you can be sure it's got the kind of rootsy sound that will make the tracks have a bit more kick than if the album was in the hands of a regular pop-bossa producer. Titles include "Avion", "Reza", "Vagamente", "Ela E Carioca", "Zomba", and "Alem Da Imaginacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 2 eye pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some marker, and a center split on the top seam.)

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Ugly ThingsIssue 38 – Fall/Winter 2014 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2014. New Copy ... Around December 2, 2014
Magazine

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VariousSongs For A London Winter – Rare Festive Recordings From the 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), New Copy ... Mid-November, 2014
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New Louis ArmstrongLive At Winter Garden, New York & Blue Note, Chicago ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1947/1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Edgar WinterFrankenstein/Free Ride ... 7-inch
Epic, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Jeff ParkerBright Light In Winter ... CD
Delmark, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the nicest records we've heard from Jeff Parker in years – a trio date with some wonderfully rich sounds, and a great showcase for some of the more lyrical sides of his music! Parker plays in these great chromatic modes throughout – using some slight effects with his hollow-body electric, in the company of bassist Chris Lopes and drummer Chad Taylor – the latter of whom really helps make the album great, thanks to a fluid, open sense of rhythm – yet one that still always knows how to swing! There's more of a groove here than you might usually expect from Jeff, and a sensitivity too – and the album almost feels like the beginning of a rich new chapter in his career. Titles include "Mainz", "Swept Out To Sea", "Freakadelic", "Istvan", "Occidental Tourist", and "The Morning Of The 5th". CD

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New Clarence ReidWinter Man/Funky Party ... 7-inch
Alston, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice soul work from Clarence Reid – recorded after he'd begun his raunchy party career as Blowfly, but very much in the southern soul tradition in which he started. "Winter Man" is a nice midtempo groover with some good organ under the vocals – but "Funky Party" is a real winner, with a Miami funk approach that's totally great, stepping out in a strong wah wah groove at the beginning, then giving way to some great vocals from Clarence. The cut's also got a bit of a "Party Freaks" sort of break to it – almost a direct ripoff of "Shaft"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing in an Atlantic sleeve. Labels have some stuck-on paper.)

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New Johnny WinterJohnny Winter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard grooving late 60s blues rock from the great Johnny Winter! Winter's guitar sounds as great here as it does in some of his better known records. The self-titled set is one of Winter's most straight-forwardly bluesy sets, and titles include "I'm Yours And I'm Hers", "Dallas", "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Back Door Friend" and more. CD includes 3 bonus tracks. CD
Also available Johnny Winter ... LP 3.99

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New PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliantly soulful set from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – an early 70s group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual! Hewitt's group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent to the record too – one that comes from the wordless vocals of singer Nina Scheller, whose style reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers here. Rhythms are really in the lead at the album's strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn too. Titles include "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny WinterSerious Business ... CD
Alligator, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light and groovy, with some slightly modern touches – and although the vibe is definitely a Brazilian one, the sound actually seems to benefit most from the slightly modern styles of the Winter group – used here to bring a bit more of an edge into some of the numbers! Titles include "Con Alma", "Little Boat", "Only You & I", "Adeus, Passaro Preto", and "Foolish One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)
 
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Joey BaronTongue In Groove ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1991. Used ... $6.99
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Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry HemmingwayContinuum ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005. Used ... $11.99
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VariousCuadernos De Mexico (3CD set) ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used 3CD ... $9.99
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New Uri Caine's BedrockPlastic Temptation ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mad grooves from Uri Caine's Bedrock group – a core trio that features Caine on lots of cool keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass and guitar, and Zach Danzinger on drums – plus added vocals from Barbara Walker and percussion from Elizabeth Pupo-Walker! There's some really great electric elements in the set – messed-up keys that lie somewhere in a space between Herbie Hancock's Sextant and Yesterday's New Quintet – given a spare, funky sound on some of the best cuts, thanks to heavy drums at the bottom! There's loads of short, cool tracks here – and the album's one of Caine's most inventive in years – with titles that include "Duke Countdown", "Roll With It", "Noid", "Riled Up", "Mayor Goldie", "Seven Year Glitch", "Ink Bladder", and "Lemonana Vasconcelos". CD

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New John McLaughlin TrioLive At The Royal Festival Hall ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Geri AllenFlying Toward The Sound ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... $8.99
Intimate piano work from Geri Allen – a set of solo performances, inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Hancock! There's definitely strong traces of Tyner and Hancock – given Allen's usually soulful undercurrent – but there's also a heavy dose of Taylor, too, as Geri really uses the freer space of the recording to stretch out in some pretty unbridled ways – really surprising us with her inventiveness, and still usually holding onto a rhythmic pulse somewhere deep in the mix. Titles include "Red Velvet In Winter", "Dancing Mystic Poets At Midnight", "Your Pure Self", "Flying Toward The Sound", and "Faith Carriers Of Life". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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New Booker T & The MGsIn The Christmas Spirit ... CD
Stax/Friday Music, 1966. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A seasonal classic from the legendary Stax Records – a set of all instrumental Holiday tunes, played by Booker T & The MGs! The album was recorded at the height of the group's early fame – and features a simple, straightforward groove that features plenty of Hammond from Booker T – plus tight grooves from Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Al Jackson on drums – all of whom cook up some Memphis soul instrumental takes on seasonal favorites – in a mode that easily makes the record one of the hippest Christmas sides from the time! The whole thing's great – almost like a lost Booker T album overall – and titles include "Blue Christmas", "We Three Kings", "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", and "Merry Christmas Baby". CD
(Limited edition 2014 remastered version.)

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Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leonard CohenSongs Of Leonard Cohen ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good- ... $12.99
Leonard Cohen's debut for Columbia, one of the most astounding first albums of its era, and to this day a towering achievement in both songwriting and myth making! The production is that perfectly haunting mix of sparseness and grandeur, with Cohen's lyricism piercing and penetrating wonderfully – his voice never sounded better, and this is certainly one of the great "lightening in a bottle" efforts that was hard to top by Cohen or anyone else in the more poetic upper levels of pop music. Includes ""Suzanne", "Master Song", "Winter Lady", "The Stranger Song", "Sisters Of Mercy", "So Long, Marianne", "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye", "Stories Of The Street", "Teachers" and "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing Cover has ring & edge wear, with a name in marker on the front.)

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Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA studio blend of pillowy piano and soft orchestrations from arranger Bill McElhiney! Cramer's got that mellow-stepping groove just right, and it's often matched by these lofting basslines on the bottom – on tunes that include "Our Winter Love", "MacArthur Park", "Don't Give Up", "The Odd Couple", "This Guy's In Love With You", and a great vibes-laden take on "Theme From Rosemary's Baby". Here's What's Happening offers up a take on the sound of the young, served up by easy instrumental maestro Floyd Cramer! The mix of modes is surprisingly great – as the flowing, echoey Cramer piano turns towards tunes from some of the hipper corners of the 60s – rock and pop bits that are balanced with a few more conventional numbers – all set to arrangements by Bill McElhiney that still leave plenty of room for Floyd's work on the keys. Titles include "Almost Persuaded", "Work Song", "Good Vibrations", "Rain On The Roof", "Louie Louie", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". CD

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Earth OperaGreat American Eagle Tragedy ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
Excellent work by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – the incredible Earth Opera, a group that tied together many styles into a rich and unique sound! The album came out of the crumbling Boston scene of the late 60s – showing echoes of that city's optimistic folk scene of the earlier part of the decade, sliding into the more introspective musings of the singer/songwriter era. The group was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Peter Rowan, but also featured quite a bit of support from a young David Grisman – playing here on mandolin, piano, and a bit of alto sax. The tracks are folksy, but with lots of jazzy undercurrents – almost in a Tim Buckley mode at times, but with themes that are farther reaching, and often more political. The album's an obvious testament to the downfall of the US – surprisingly resonant in recent years – and features titles that include "Roast Beef Love", "The American Eagle Tragedy", "Home To You", "Alfie Finney", and "All Winter Long". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Evans/Gary McFarlandDedication Series IX – The Great Arrangers (Out Of The Cool/Profiles) ... LP
Impulse, 1960/1966. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A great 2LP set – with two classic albums on Impulse! First is Gil Evans' Out Of The Cool – a pivotal session for Gil – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". Next is Gary McFarland's Profiles – a great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and a gold promo stamp in one corner.)

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". CD
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... LP
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 18.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Renee FlemingChristmas In New York ... CD
Decca, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Renee Fleming gets lots of great help on this special Holiday album – a lineup of guests that includes Gregory Porter, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Chris Botti, and Brad Mehldau – all of whom make the singer come across with a fair bit more soul than usual! The guest vocalists are especially great – and both Porter and Elling sing on two songs apiece, in duets with Renee – Porter on "Central Park Serenade" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" – and Elling on "Still Still Still" and "Snowbound". Rufus Wainwright makes a surprise appearance on "In The Bleak Midwinter" – and other titles include "Winter Wonderland", "The Man With The Bag", and "Love & Hard Times". CD

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George GuzmanIn Line/En Linia ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes for a perfect back and forth mood to the set, handling both straight Latin and Latin Soul numbers with ease! Loads of great tracks – including "Diggin' Rice & Beans", "Manteca", "Really Bad Scene", La Banda Ya Llego", and "Winter Love". Nice, tight, and very very groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of Nico at points, given the accent – set to backings that balance this darkness with a bit more light, but never in ways that are overly poppy – and which definitely continue that more sophisticated style that Hardy always brought to her music! There's less "yeh yeh" to the tracks than a few years before – and Francoise is definitely digging deeper music at this point in her career – sometimes with a breathy brilliance that's a bit like Jane Birkin too. Titles include "Bown Bown Bown", "Till The Morning Comes", "Loving You", "In The Sky", "Midnight Blues", "Magic Horse", "Song Of Winter", "Strange Shadows", "Ocean", "The Garden Of Jane Delawney", "Sometimes", "Let My Name Be Sorrow", "Times Passing By", "I Just Want To Be Alone", and "Suzanne". CD

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... LP
Rebirth/Tribe, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s. Other titles include "Tons & Tons Of BS", "Winter", and "He's The One We All Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good- ... $13.99
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, waviness, and stains, with some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Two of the most excellent Impressions ABC albums, and the one's that are always nearly impossible to find on wax. Recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, just when Curtis Mayfield was beginning to get his political teeth, but when he still had an amazing talent for heartrending love songs. Includes "We're In Love", "See The Real Me", "Get Up and Move", "I Love You", "I Made a Mistake", "I Thank Heaven", "Long, Long Winter", and (of course) the famous title cuts. CD

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Iron ClawIron Claw (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rockadrome, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too – a sinister groove that was years ahead of its time, and never got full exposure back in the 70s. This collection brings together the group's rare studio sessions – with titles that include "Clawstrophobia", "Mist Eye", "Sabotage", "Crossrocker", "Skullkrusher", "Let It Grow", "Rock Band Blues", "Lightning", "Knock Em Dead", "Devils", and "Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)

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KlanNerwy Miast ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on later records – but here, the focus is more hard rock – but at that great early level without any cliches, which creates a sinister current that holds plenty strong – even if you don't understand the language. Hammond comes in on some of the best tracks too – often with these cool trippy touches, and echoes of an older beat group vibe – and although vocals figure on most numbers, it's the band's deft instrumentation that really grabs us. Titles include "Kuzeni", "Winter", "Nerwy Miast", "Mrowisko", "Ani Ty", "Rajd Safari", and "Dwunastawka" – plus great covers of "Watermelon Man" and "Spinning Wheel". CD

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sure, this one's got "boogie" in the title – but don't let that scare you off! The album's carved in the same hard funky style as mid 70s hits like "Hollywood Swinging" or "Jungle Boogie" (both from earlier albums) – and in fact, the "boogie" in the title seems to be a definite reference to that latter track, which is aped a bit on the album, instead of the more common 70s use of the term for disco. Whew! That's a bit of a complicated explanation – but we're just trying to tell you that this one's still plenty funky, with loads of great drums, jazzy riffing, monster basslines, and even a dose of righteous soul! Tracks include "Spirit of The Boogie", "Jungle Jazz", "Ancestral Ceremony", "Winter Sadness", and "Ride the Rhythm". One of their last great LPs, and an essential addition to their mid 70's opus! Reissued with the original gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Cleo Laine with John DankworthThis Is Cleo Laine (aka Shakespeare & All That Jazz) ... LP
Fontana/Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A weird one – but one of the real standouts in Cleo Laine's 60s catalog! As the title might imply, Cleo sings jazz versions of Shakespeare poems and bits from plays – with musical backing by husband Johnny Dankworth, who gives the set a cool enough groove to really make it work, and keeps things from being as stuff as you might fear! Kenny Wheeler plays a fair bit of trumpet solos when Cleo's not singing – further emphasizing the jazz component of the record, and moving it away from the flowery language of The Bard. There's a strangely sinister feel here that we really like – and titles include "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind", "Duet Of Sonnets", "Winter", "O Mistress Mine", 'Witches Fair & Foul", and "The Compleat Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "International Series" pressing.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
Also available Stillness ... LP 24.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stillness ... CD 21.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcert In Japan Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material – and titles on this second volume include "Ralph's New Blues", "Pyramid", "Home", "Winter Tale", "Blues Milanese", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Gene RainsFar Away Lands – The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains ... CD
Real Gone/Decca, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
A sweet anthology of the late 50s and early 60s exotica groovers Gene Rains recorded for Decca! As a group leader, he's got the sunny exotic island vibe down pat – even if he doesn't get the kind genre esteem as his more famous contemporaries Les Baxter and Martin Denny! The instrumentation has a bit more of smaller combo vibe that some the more orchestra exotica – making really nice use of vibes, piano and and lots of cool percussion. There's some occasional groovy thematic effects – crashing wave sounds, distant vocal chants and more – but nothing cliched, and not too heavy-handed. 19 tracks in all: "Hana Maui", "Harbor Lights", "Africa", "Jungle Drums", "Songs Of Delilah", "Mapuana", "Lonely Winter", "Flamingo", "Jasmine And Jade", "Bangcock Cockfight", "Strange Cargo", "Sayonara", "Lotus Land" and more. CD

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Russian Jazz QuartetHappiness ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
The one and only album recorded by the Russian Jazz Quartet – a one-off group that featured saxophonist Boris Midney and bassist Igor Berukshtis, both of whom defected from the Soviet Union – plus Roger Kellaway on piano and Grady Tate on drums. (Guess they couldn't call this the "Half-Russian Jazz Quartet"!) The strongest suit of the recording is Boris Midney, who plays alto sax and clarinet in a modern yet swinging style – following nicely on the heels of players like Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Horn, and Paul Winter. Like all three of the above, Midney also has a talent for writing – and contributed a few strong tunes to the set, numbers that have a bit of a modal groove and an undercurrent of sadness that makes them more compelling than you might think. Titles include "Composition In The Form Of Blues", "Waltz", "Remember", "Journey From Moscow", and "Dedication To MJQ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some moisture staining, flaking, and 3 inch tear in the bottom seam.)

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Gil Scott-Heron1980 ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great one from Gil Scott-Heron – and another wonderful collaboration with Brian Jackson – who handled all the arrangements on this set, and gave the record that sweet jazzy sound that makes Gil's work from this time some of his best ever! There's loads of excellent electric piano from Jackson – whose work in the style made the Winter In America album so great – and the combination of Gil's vocals and his keys really makes the album sublime! Leading the way, Gil's heavy, strong, strident and focused lyricism – presciently and poetically preparing for the 80s as only he could! Includes the single "Shut 'Um Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)", "Willing", "Corners", "Late Last Night", and "Push Comes To Shove". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gil Scott-HeronBest Of Gil Scott-Heron ... LP
Arista, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
A nice best-of collection of Gil's work on Arista – issued in the 80s, with Gil looking terrible in a "Members Only" kind of way on the cover, and with the extra new track "Re-Ron", an electro track about Ronald Reagan! Still, there's more than enough nice moments – like the live version of "The Bottle", which is edited down from it's original long version, plus the tracks "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Angel Dust", and a short excerpt of "B-Movie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... LP
Arista/TVT, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and "Western Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 13.99

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and "Western Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 9.99

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz arrangements from Brian – words can't express how dynamic these tunes are! Great stuff from classic LPs such as Winter In America, It's Your World, First Minute Of A New Day, Secrets and more! 15 tracks in all: "The Bottle", "It's Your World", "Johannesburg", "Winter In America", "The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)", "We Almost Lost Detroit", "Angel Dust", "Show Bizness", "Madison Avenue", "Shut 'Em Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)". CD

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Simon & GarfunkelBookends ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of sophistication on tunes that include "Old Friends", "America", "Overs", and "Bookends Theme". Also features the classics "Mrs Robinson", "Fakin It", and "Hazy Shade Of Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, with poster!! Cover has some wear.)

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Toots Thielemans with Georges ArvanitasJazz In Paris – Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1961. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic album of jazz from Toots Thielemans – easily one of his best-ever jazz efforts, with a straight no-nonsense sound that you don't hear from some of his other work! The session was recorded in Paris in 1961, and the original LP issue of the material has been hard to come by for years – which is what makes this low-priced reissued even nicer to have. Thielemans plays guitar with a trio led by pianist Georges Arvanitas, with Roland Lobligeois on bass and Philippe Combelle on drums – and although a few cuts have Toots' trademark vocalization in the background, the main focus is on his guitar work and the piano solos of Arvanitas. Titles include "Flirt", "Winter In Madrid", "Hot Toddy", "Bag's Groove", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Le Trottoir". CD
(Out of print.)

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Armando TrovajoliItaliani Brava Gente ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99
One of the more dramatic 60s soundtracks we've heard from the great Armando Trovajoli – a set of darkly brooding music that's perfect for the film's story of the Axis defeat in Russia during the winter of 1942! Trovajoli's got a really great way with his horns here – using them in this compressed way that really resonates strongly – sometimes with some very low-end energy that's quite striking, and which underscores the deeper feeling of the strings. But even better is the use of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – played here with an eerie, somber quality that's almost even more powerful than some of his work on westerns! This lavish 2CD package features the full soundtrack, plus a bonus CD of 32 more tracks – which means a lot more of Franco De Gemini to love than usual! CD

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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD ... $31.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in English and Chinese, and photos too! The CD features solo material by each player, then some duets – beginning with two tracks by Lee titled "Repetitive Tics" and "Improvisation On The Name Of Fred", which both have this wonderfully jagged quality, yet still with a sense of tune – a bit like Misha Mengelberg. This is followed by "Winter In Motion" – a very long track by Van Hove that really showcases his ear for slow-building waves of sound. The pair then really spark magic in each other on five duet tracks – including "Games Inside Wooden Frames", "Continuing Reverse", "Counterpoint", and "Epilogue". DVD then features all new music – the long "Galactic Alignment", which is a duo improvisation! CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl – very different than his later solo work too! The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". And as an added bonus, this CD also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare EP Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. CD

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Wendy & BonnieGenesis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Skye/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Very groovy 60s pop from Wendy & Bonnie – with a bit of a folksy influence, and a sound that's groovy sunshine personified! The greatness herein is no surprise, considering that Gary McFarland arranged and produced the album as one of his late 60s forays from jazz into rock – and you can hear Gary's strong talent for a subtle jazz-tinged sound on most of the album's best tracks. That said, Wendy & Bonnie deserve the biggest kudos, their lovely, easygoing harmonies providing the personality and the sweetness the really carries it all over. Includes "Let Yourself Go Another Time", "The Paisley Window Pane", "I Realized You", "By The Sea", "You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind", "It's What's Really Happening", "Endless Pathway", "Children Laughing" and "The Winter Is Cold". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChristmas Cocktails – Hi Fi Holiday Cheer From Santa's Pad ... LP
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Very groovy stuff! This 18 track set is about the hippest easiest Christmas compilation you can find – and it's filled with gems pulled from the Ultra Lounge end of the Capitol/EMI catalog! There's a mixture of vocal tunes, easy instrumental tunes, and even a few hip jazz numbers – and titles include "Christmas Kisses" by Ray Anthony, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Jimmy McGriff, "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee, "Christmas Is" by Lou Rawls, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Dean Martin, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova" by Eddie Dunstedter, "Cha Cha All The Way" by Capitol Studio Orchestra, "The Nutcracker Suite" by Les Brown, and "Christmas Trumpets" by Ray Anthony. LP, Vinyl record album
(Offered here on vinyl for the first time ever!)

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VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s ... CD
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2CD set features 46 tracks in all! CD
Also available Silver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2LP set features 28 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Silver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s ... CD 13.99

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VariousSongs For A Central Park Picnic – Presented By Saint Etienne ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm batch of sunny songcraft, primarily from the 60s – from groovy small combo jazz, to good natured, string-laden vocal tunes, post doo wop group sounds, groovy organ soul, soundtracky instrumentals and beyod – selected by Saint Etienne! It's clear from their own recorded output that Saint Etienne always had terrific ears for breezy, diversely swinging 60s sounds – and they demonstrate that nicely here on a 25 track set compilation – with tunes by Vince Guaraldi, Dave Baby Cortez, The Paris Sisters, Jerry Butler, Connie Francis, Lalo Schifrin and many more! Includes "Be Sure My Love" by Teddy Randazzo, "Be Bom" by Sammy Davis Jr, "Yes I Love You" by The Paris Sisters, "Cha Cha Charming" by Ellie Gaye, "Our Winter Love" by Bill Pursell, "Stranger On The Shore" by The Drifters, "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" by Vince Guaraldi, "Moon River" by Kerry Butler and more. CD

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Crystal WindsFirst Flight ... CD
Cash Ear/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Around December 8, 2014
A mellow soul classic from Chicago – and one of the last great records to come out of the city's hip 70s soul scene! We know very little about Crystal Winds – save for this excellent record, one of the few titles issued on the short-lived Cash Ear label, a south-side imprint in the tradition of 70s powerhouse labels like Curtom or Chi-Sound. The work's got a wonderfully polished feel – lots of jazzy harmonies on the vocals, and a smooth midtempo groove that reminds us of some of the best work on Fantasy Records, especially those handled by Wayne Henderson and At Home Productions. Includes a great jazzy stepper called "Signs of Winter's Time", plus other great tracks like "So Sad", "Love Ain't Easy", and "It's A Wondrous Thing". CD

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Eighth DayOn The Eighth Day ... CD
Kapp (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Seven guys and gals, coming together in harmony pop brilliance – thanks to a great set of arrangements from the legendary Artie Butler! In a world of soundalike groups in the 60s, The Eighth Day really stand out – working in a batch of all-original material here, one that uses folk, Sunshine, and harmony styles in the presentation – but somehow manages to focus the best elements of all modes together into a really sparkling little sound! Most numbers have a catchy sing-songy quality that should have made them bigger hits – yet there's also an under-discovered quality here that's probably one the things that makes the record so great! Titles include "Hey Boy", "Raining Sunshine", "Long Winter Nights", "Bandit Of Brazil", "Building With A Steeple", "Brandy", and "It Takes The Rain". CD

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VariousChristmas Gift For You From Phil Spector (180 gram colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Spector/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 28, 2014
Phil Spector's classic Christmas album – a swirling delight of 60s pop and soul numbers, still one of the greatest full Christmas LPs ever recorded! Geniunely cheerful and positively soaring, and really, what more can we say about the Wall Of Sound? Masterful recordings from one of those magical times when great, boundary busting art and craft was mixing perfectally with accessable pop anyone could and should love. Tracks include "Frosty The Snowman" by The Ronettes, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, "Marshmallow World" by Darlene Love, "Sleigh Ride" by The Ronnettes, "Winter Wonderland" by Darlene Love, "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town" by The Crystals, and "Silent Night" by Phil and the artists. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, 11/29/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChristmas In Soulsville ... LP
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 24, 2014
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records – material from the It's Christmas Time Again album, plus bonus tracks too! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone onto become Holiday soul classics, plus new renditions of older tracks, all given a sweet southern soul twist! Titles include "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin" by Mack Rice, "White Christmas" by Rance Allen Group, "Black Christmas" by The Emotions, "Winter Snow" by Isaac Hayes, "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas" by The Emotions, "It's Christmas Time Again" by The Temprees, "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" by Rufus Thomas, "Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas" by The Staple Singers, and "The Mistletoe & Me" by Isaac Hayes. Also includes a previously unreleased alternate take of "Winter Wonderland" by Booker T & The MGs, plus "That Makes Christmas Day" by Rufus & Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album

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New George BensonBad Benson ... LP
CTI, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 2.)

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New Scott Fields EnsembleWe Were The Phliks ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mix of compositional structures and improvisational moments from this really compelling group – a quartet that features guitarist Scott Fields in the lead, plus work from Matthias Schubert on tenor, Thomas Lehn on analog synth, and Xu Fengxia on guzheng – which is a koto-like Chinese zither (we had to look this one up!) The mix of strings, sax, and synth makes for some really unusual textures – especially because the synth is often quite noisy – and the album features four long titles, "Marg Tobias", "Brad & Laura Winter", "Assi Glode", and "Ellsworth Snyder". CD

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Gil Scott-HeronBridges ... LP
Arista, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An oft-overlooked jazzy gem from Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – and a beautifully swinging session that has Gil toning it down a bit, and working into a nicely musical groove that gets past the heavy politics of earlier years! The record's a great showcase for the more upbeat side of Gil's talents – and what it lacks in righteousness, it more than makes up for in a warmly flowing and very soulful vibe! The band's in great form – laying down tight warm jazzy riffs that provide some of the best backing for Gil's voice we've heard since Winter In America – and titles include the wonderfully catchy "Racetrack In France", plus "Hello Sunday Hello Road", "Under The Hammer", and "We Almost Lost Detroit". LP, Vinyl record album

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New A Certain RatioTo Each (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Factory/Drastic Plastic, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett to make the album one of the gleaming jewels in the crown of the young Factory Records label. There's never been a record of such scattered, skittish darkness – and even though short songs like "The Fox", "Forced Laugh", "Felch", "My Spirit", and "Loss" are arresting, the whole thing's magnificently capped off by the extended percussion jam "Winter Hill" – a tune that sounds like a batucada group trying to drum their way across a post-apocalyptic landscape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand numbered copies.)

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New George BensonBad Benson ... CD
CTI/Epic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty mellow stuff from George Benson, but with some nice moments! Don Sebesky handled the arrangements for this set of larger backings – but Benson's guitar is right out front, hitting some super-dope lines at the best moments, stretching out from the warm Fender Rhodes or horn heavy backings. Highlights include "No Sooner Said Than Done", which has some very weird processing on the guitar; "Full Compass", which has some nice hard drums; and "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams", a mellow moody track. CD also features 3 bonus tracks – the previously unreleased "From Now On", and new mixes of "Serbian Blue" and "Take The A Train". CD
Also available Bad Benson ... LP

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New Jerry ButlerYou & Me ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album by Jerry – recorded during a period where he was using his fame (and cash!) to showcase younger talents in soul music. In this case, the younger talents include Terry Callier – who contributed two songs to this album, including his semi-hit "Ordinary Joe", which Jerry does in a nice groovy style. Other tracks include "You & Me", "Real Good Man", "Life's Unfortunate Sons", "No Money Down", and "Winter Of A Loving Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small torn corner on the front panel.)

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New Bonnie DobsonBonnie Dobson ... LP
RCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the best-known album from 60s folkie Bonnie Dobson – a singer/songwriter who had a subtle, but strong influence on the sound of her generation! At one level, the record's something of a comeback for Dobson – a return to the studio after many years away from it – reclaiming a few of her key compositions that had been covered by others, but also presenting her own takes on tracks that were rising up out of the pop folk mainstream. But at another level, the set's also got a sound that points towards some of the changes going on at the time – no longer just simple folk, but a mix of honest themes and larger orchestrations – pushing in the direction of Joni Mitchell or Melanie. Titles include a re-recording of her classic "Morning Dew", plus "I Got Stung", "Everybody's Talkin", "Bird Of Space", "Winter's Going", "You Never Wanted Me", "Let's Get Together", "I'm Your Woman", and "Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New Eddie HarrisPlug Me In ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff – and an amazing album that not only showcases the varitone sax talents of Eddie Harris, but also features some fantastic arrangements by Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney! Harris plugs in right from the start – blowing an electric sax that comes up with some groovy groovy sounds – perfect for Stepney to work with on the backdrops – mixing together funky orchestrations, off-kilter strings, and even some prepared piano, ala John Cage – similar to the mode he used with Ramsey Lewis at Cadet! Tunes are wonderful – offbeat, funky, and plenty darn soulful – and titles include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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New Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split in the top seam.)

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New Patty McGovernWednesday's Child (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/SSJ (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure 50s vocal sessions on Atlantic Records – a sophisticated set of material set to beautifully shaded arrangements from Thomas Talbert! Patty McGovern's vocals are somewhat fragile and soft – but in a really nice way that mixes beautifully with Talbert's slightly modern backdrops – music that uses light woodwinds and a nice dose of jazz to create a moody, almost sad-tinged sound. The quality's quite different than many other 50s vocal dates – and it really makes us wish we'd heard more from the team of McGovern and Talbert. Titles include originals "Wednesday's Child", "I Like Snow", "Love Isn't Everything", and "Winter Song" – plus "Get Out Of Town", "Alone Together", "All In Fun", and "Hooray For Love". CD also features some rare bonus tracks – including "Summer Rain", "Every Other Dream", "If That Isn't Love", and "I Love You Dear". CD

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
Also available
Stillness ... LP 24.99
Stillness ... CD 21.99

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New Hugo MontenegroPeople – One To One ... LP
RCA, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Key transitional work from Hugo – a record that has some of the groovy touches of his late 60s work, and some of the moogy touches of his 70s period! Not all tunes feature moog, but a few have some excellent work on the instrument by Eddie Kalehoff – and those that don't feature some very swinging Montenegro touches that include spare orchestrations, wordless vocals, and odd instrumentation! Titles include "Lordy", "Another Day", "Make It With You", "Hazy Shade Of Winter", "Joy To The World", and "Come Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Angie", "Star Star", "Hide Your Love", "Winter", "Can You Hear The Music", "100 Years Ago", and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing, including the inserts. Cover has tape on front stating so.)

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New Sarah Vaughan & Michel LegrandOrchestra Arranged & Conducted By Michel Legrand ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand – and easily one of Sarah's greatest albums of the 70s! As he was doing with other singers at the time, Legrand helps Vaughan hit a new level of sophistication here – bringing in tunes that really get past simple pop and older standards, with adult themes supported by equally mature backings – filled with rich colors and complicated tones developed over Legrand's great work on film scores. Almost all tunes are originals by Michel – many pulled from his film work – and he also scored the arrangements here, working with the orchestra in a swirling blend of strings and jazz. Titles include "I Will Say Goodbye", "Summer Me Winter Me", "His Eyes Her Eyes", "Wave", "Blue Green Grey & Gone", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Hands Of Time", "The Summer Knows", and "Once You've Been In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Muddy WatersHard Again ... CD
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll #2", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Muddy WatersHard Again ... LP
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New BohannonGittin Off (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "Gittin Off" and "Come Winter". CD

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New Joanne BrackeenAFT ... LP
Timeless, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Trio material from the 70's, recorded with Ryo Kawasaki on guitar and Clint Houston on bass. Kawasaki's guitar gives a bit more of a fusiony sound to the session, but it's still largely in a tradition that's similar to Chick Corea's acoustic work. Titles include "Aft", "Haiti B", "Dreamers", and "Winter Is Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Spirit Of The Boogie ... LP 9.99

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New MojoIssue 251 – October 2014 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Mojo, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kate Bush's return to the live stage for the first time in decades is the cover feature for this issue of Mojo – and we can't imagine a more deserving cover story than that one– but this issue has lots of great items, including a look back at Queen's historic 1974 Killer Queen period, Johnny Winter's final interview, "How To Write A Soul Classic" with the great Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Harry Dean Stanton, the possible Kinks reunion, Bob Marley, Dr John and much much more! The free CD is The Dreamers – 15 Tracks Of Kate Bush-Inspired Dream Pop – with songs by Caribou, The War On Drugs, Policia, I Break Horses, Julia Holter and much more. Magazine

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New Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, & OthersComing Together ... CD
Inarhyme, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
A moody little set – one that features an array of great players in slightly shifting lineups, working through a good deal of original music by Brendan Romaneck, plus a handful of extra standards! There's kind of no core to the album in terms of the players, and that makes for a nicely unsettling feel – you almost don't know what to expect from track to track. Pianist Keith Javors is on the most tracks, but still isn't on the first one – and Chris Potter plays soprano and tenor sax on 6 numbers, while Steve Wilson plays alto and soprano on 5 other cuts. Terrell Stafford's on four of the tracks with Wilson, and bassist Delbert Felix and drummer John Davis make shifting appearances throughout the set too. The tunes have a shifting array of colors that's really great – showing the change of players is no accident at all – and titles include "The Vibe", "Minion", "11 02", "You'll Never Know", "3 Steps Ahead Of The Spider", and "Dream Behind The Winter". CD

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New Durutti ColumnReturn Of The Durutti Column (original sandpaper cover with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Factory (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing album from the early days of the Factory Records label – and a set that's quite different than the dark sounds of groups like Joy Division or Section 25 – but which is an equally essential part of that scene at the time! The set features mostly solo work from guitarist Vini Reilly – who plays these echoey lines alongside spare beats and wider washes of sound from producer Martin Hannett – these gentle instrumentals that are surprisingly tuneful, and completely haunting throughout – tracks that are lyrical but melancholy, and which aren't really jazz or rock, but a special space in between. The record fits perfectly in a small space of post-punk minimalism – alongside work by Young Marble Giants or Minny Pops – and titles include "Beginning", "Collette", "Sketch For Winter", "Conduct", and "Sketch For Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible pressing – with original sandpaper-style cover in a slipcover, plus the rare test card 7" single – with "First Aspect Of The Same Thing" and "Second Aspect Of The Same Thing".)

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New Archie Shepp/Bill DixonArchie Shepp Bill Dixon Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savoy/In Crowd, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the duo of Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon – easily one of the greatest modern jazz pairings of the 60s! If you only know Shepp from his later work, you'll hear something very different here – as his tenor's often brought into tight focus with the trumpet of Dixon – in a blend of arrangement and freedom that's like that of Ted Curson and Bill Barron, but a lot more powerful overall! The tunes still have a sense of structure – and get great help from the bass of Don Moore and drums of Paul Cohen – but there's also some tremendously unbridled energy from the leaders, especially Dixon, who might not have sounded this great ever again. Titles include "Quartet", "Peace", and "Trio". This CD release includes 10 bonus tracks – three tracks are by Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five including "Consequences", and "Where Poppies Bloom". The remaining tracks are by the Bill Dixon septet, including "Winter Song 1964 Sections I-V" and "12th December". CD

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New Vis-A-VisObi Agye Me Dofo (plus download) ... LP
Continental, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible late work from the great West African dance band Vis-A-Vis – a brilliant set from 1977 that demonstrates good and well why the band were so greatly in demand both live and in the studio! The group had spent quite a bit of time backing the great Ghanaian singer K. Frimpong in the mid-to-late 70s, sometimes billed as the Cubano Fiestas, but as you're hear on this great set, they're just as great out on their own. They show a pretty amazing range – with a raw, yet dexterous African funk sound on some numbers and the entwining melodies of high life on others. The 12-piece group features a trio of vocalists led by "Superstar" Isaac Yeboah, plus Anthony Yeboah and Ayim Bediako, with Sammy Cropper on guitar, Slim Mau on bass, drummer Gybson "Shaolin Kung-Fu" Papra, George Asante on conga, Tonny Dozis on keys and synth, Kofi Abrokwaa on tenor sax, Paul Winter on trumpet, Daniel Asare on maracas and Alex Jubin on cowbells. Includes "Obi Agye Me Dofo", "Kankyema", "Gyae Su", "Gladys Mmbobor" and "Susan Suo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition. LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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New CressidaVertigo Years Anthology – 1969 to 1971 (Cressida/Asylum/bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great 2CD package – featuring both Vertigo Records albums from Cressida – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! While decidedly more rock-oriented than some of their progressive contemporaries in the UK jazz rock scene, Cressida still had a great approach to rock that used a lot of jazz-based chords and rhythms, in the manner that was being explored by other bands at the time – like Colosseum or Nucleus. On the self-titled Cressida album, the general instrumental mix features hard drums, organ, and guitars – plus vocals that are very much in a Moody Blues tradition, but which seem to have more of an early King Crimson approach to lyrics, touched by some of the Nick Drake chord progressions on guitar. A hard one to pin down, but surprisingly enjoyable today – and the kind of record that lives way way past its noodly progressive roots! Titles include "Lights IN My Mind", "The Only Earthman In Town", "To Play Your Little Game", "Time For Bed", and "Down Down". Asylum has an even fuller, more ambitious feel than the first album – and the lineup is expanded slightly to make some great room for the legendary Harold McNair on flute! Tracks are bold and focused – with great lead vocals from Angus Cullen, who sometimes sings in a jazzy mode – but other times comes off with a raspy, heartfelt quality – and there's almost a Moody Blues-esque sense of mysticism going on with some of the best tracks. Titles include "Munich", "Asylum", "Goodbye Post Office Tower Goodbye", "Let Them Come When They Will", "Summer Weekend Of A Lifetime", and "Survivor". 2CD set also featuers unreleased demos for "Lights In My Mind" and "Mental State", the unreleased "Situation", and BBC Session versions of "Depression" and "Winter Is Coming Again". CD
 
 
 



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