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Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Wonderful! This is a lost bit of New Jersey funk on the Turbo label, featuring a group that includes Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald before they became part of the Sugarhill house band, and then part of the On-U Sound collective. The album's a great mix of warmly soulful instrumental grooving – with some tracks that have a tight uptempo feel, and others that are slower and harder, but equally jazzy. The whole thing's the kind of funky record that you'd love to find while digging through the crates – and it's had long life over the past few decades, thanks to the rich variety of tunes on the set. Includes the classic cut "Funkanova", an uptempo jazzy intrumental that continued to be a club favorite throughout the house years – plus loads of other good cuts, too, like "WBS Theme" and a version of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wood Brass & SteelWood Brass & Steel ... LP
Turbo, 1976. Used .... Out Of Stock
Wonderful! This is a lost bit of New Jersey funk on the Turbo label, featuring a group that includes Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald before they became part of the Sugarhill house band, and then part of the On-U Sound collective. The album's a great mix of warmly soulful instrumental grooving – with some tracks that have a tight uptempo feel, and others that are slower and harder, but equally jazzy. The whole thing's the kind of funky record that you'd love to find while digging through the crates – and it's had long life over the past few decades, thanks to the rich variety of tunes on the set. Includes the classic cut "Funkanova", an uptempo jazzy intrumental that continued to be a club favorite throughout the house years – plus loads of other good cuts, too, like "WBS Theme" and a version of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear and a bent corner. Label has some marker.)
Also available Wood Brass & Steel ... LP 9.99
 
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Magnus BrooSwedish Wood ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. New Copy .... $16.99
Swedish wood, with plenty of brass – thanks to bold, imaginative work as a leader from trumpeter Magnus Broo – easily one of the most important voices on his instrument working today! The group is a beautifully tight quartet – and Broo's trumpet gains plenty from the equally bold basslines of Torbjorn Zetterberg – a player whose name may not be familiar to American audiences, but one who always seems to set a special sort of fire whenever he joins a session! There's a pulsating grace from Zetterberg that really gets things going – maybe the "wood" promised in the title, given the richness of its tone – which Magnus matches with this beautifully blown mix of soul and soaring, almost in a legacy of Woody Shaw or some of his generation. And the group also features added bass from Joe Williamson – making for a twin bottom-up groove that reminds us of similar sessions from the 60s – punctuated nicely by the drums of Hakon Mjaset Johansen. Titles include "I Hear You", "Swedish Wood", "Oh What A Beautiful Day", "Acoustic Kitten", "Thoughts Are Things", and "New Weather". CD

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JJ Band (El Chicles & Chakachas)JJ Band ... CD
Polydor/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredible funk, soul, jazz, post psychedelia and funk rock from the JJ Band – recorded in Brussels and featuring core players who were also integral members of Chakachas & El Chicles! The JJ Band find a hard grooving style steeped in horns, with heavy drums, bass and percussion, fuzzy guitar, and group vocals that range from psych styled group singing and soaring, kind of blue eyed soul. It's a mix of originals and tripped out cover tunes – ranging from walloping funk and funk rock, to some more laidback styles, but most of the tunes have pretty punchy sound. Totally great, and all to rare stuff! Titles include "Love In Them There Hills", "Now I've Found Out", "Leaving You", a fantastic, brass funk & psych jazz take on "Norwegian Wood", "Bip Bip", "To Love Somebody" and more. Also includes 2 bonus tracks recorded earlier and not on the original Polydor version, which was only released in Belgium and Canada: "Cousins Jack" and "Nicky's At The PC". CD

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Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... LP
Cat, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do more than just hit a heavy drum and pluck a noisy bass – really going beyond the usual to come up with a groove that's wonderfully crafted throughout – and way way more than just the sum of its parts! Not that the band is slick or too polished, though – because they definitely earn the "raw" in their name with some sharp edges on the instrumentation – a sharp sense of power that really helps the whole thing cook. Titles include "RSE", "Burn The Candle", "Music Meditation", "Right On", and "Emergency". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express ... CD
Cat/Henry Stone, 1976. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do more than just hit a heavy drum and pluck a noisy bass – really going beyond the usual to come up with a groove that's wonderfully crafted throughout – and way way more than just the sum of its parts! Not that the band is slick or too polished, though – because they definitely earn the "raw" in their name with some sharp edges on the instrumentation – a sharp sense of power that really helps the whole thing cook. Titles include "RSE", "Burn The Candle", "Music Meditation", "Right On", and "Emergency". CD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)
Also available Raw Soul Express ... LP 9.99

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New Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousOST – Original Block Party Edits ... LP
EMI (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
New edits of older funk tracks – served up here in a mode that go down perfectly in a classic South Bronx street party! The mixers here have gone for a real back-to-basics style of edit – used almost as an homage to the earliest work by American DJs on the New York scene, and often in a way that extends the breaks and extrapolates the best elements of the tunes even more strongly! Titles include "Make Me Believe In You (Ashley Beedle/Phil Asher Black Science orchestra re-edit)" by Patti Jo, "Shack Up (Touche From The Wiseguys bonus chops)" by Banbarra, "Soul Drummers (Tim Love Lee re-edit)" by Ray Barretto, "Family Tree (Norman Cook disco edit)" by Family Tree, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat (DJ Harvey's nite club edit)" by Herman Kelly & Life, "Les Fleur (Fug re-edit)" by Minnie Riperton, "Funkanova (Fat Camp Brass Rubbing)" by Wood Brass & Steel, "I Got Lifted (Mischief Brew re-edit)" by George McCrae, and "Odyssey (Zongamin re-edit)" by Johnny Harris. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta (with bonus track) ... CD
Buddah/Solaris, 1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! This CD version includes a bonus 7-inch edit of "Buttermilk Bottom". CD

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New VariousJazz Club – From Jamaica With Jazz ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the more far-reaching compilations in the Jazz Club series – reggae covers by jazz mainstays and more from late 60s onward, with a focus on great stuff from the 70s! All of the material was culled from the vast Universal vaults – and it's a pretty sweet set of jazzy reggae and reggae jazz, from artists as diverse as Ernest Ranglin, Bernard Pretty Purdie, The Skatalites, Bill Fraser, Deodato and Medeski, Martin & Wood! 14 tracks in all: "54-46 – (Was My Number)" by Ernest Ranglin, "Jammin'" by Monty Alexander, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Junior Mance, "Natty Never Get Weary" by Dean Fraser, "Rock Fort Rock" by Skatalites, "Montego Bay" by Pretty Purdie, "I Shot The Sheriff" by Deodato, "Walking On Sunshine" by Bill Summers, "Pressure Drop" by Brass Fraser and more. CD
 
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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted HeathBeatles Bach & Bacharach ... LP
Phase 4, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $2.99
Beatles Back & Bacharach presents the Ted Heath group in some very groovy territory – playing a fair bit of the first and third "B" in the title, plus a little bit of the second! Heath's instrumentation is quite far from the brassier horns used on his earlier records – and Johnny Keating's sensitive arrangements for the date bring in a fair bit of groovier elements – electric bass, guitar, flute, and even some electric harpsichord! In a way, the record's much more of a Keating album than a Heath one – right down to the subtle dose of funk that Johnny was bringing to his music at this time – and titles include "This Guy's In Love With You", "Norwegian Wood", "B B & B", "Air On The G String", "Let It Be", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and tape on the spine.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good .... $11.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label Riverside pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Mucca PazzaTube Sock Tango (GRC rmx)/Boss Taurus (Jon Kennedy rmx)/Coolashell (drum cadence) ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy .... $5.99
Chicago's brass-heavy Mucca Pazza – remixed by Greenwood Rhythm Coalition and Jon Kennedy! GRC's remix of "Tube Sock Tango" is very nicely reworked here – given some tropical percussion flavor – with some otherworldly keyboards adding kind of an eerie vibe, without messing up MP's playful charm. Also includes Jon Kennedy's beathead funk take on "Boss Taurus" and the brief closing cadence "Coolashell". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Phoenix AuthorityBlood, Sweat, & Brass ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold .... $7.99
A sweet batch of funky big band tracks – featuring a group led by Ernie Wilkins, and with work by players that include Hubert Laws, Chris Woods, Kenny Burrell, David Spinosa, Frank Owen, and Grady Tate! The rhythms are quite strong on the set – really kicking in with a lot of electric bass and a lot of punch – grooving hard with plenty of nice touches on organ and guitar. Tracks are mostly pretty hip covers, with titles that include "Everyday People", "Get Back", "Come Together", "Spinning Wheel", "Down On Me", "Journey To the Center Of The Mind", and "One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a small center split on the bottom seam, a spot of tape on the spine, and a sticker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $18.99
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached further to include great stuff from KPM, De Wolfe and other legendary music libraries. This one digs deeper still into the vaults of Music De Wolfe and KPM, plus Golden Ring, Omnimusic, Selected Sound and other sources – funky themes from Germany, France, UK and the US! It's funky all the way, but these thematic instrumentals flex out pretty broadly – from straight up funky drums, organ and guitar instros to suspenseful chase scene-ready rumblers, tense horn blasts, brass and woodwind textured groovers, clever riffs on disco and more! Great stuff from a series we hope will keep coming out with more! Includes "Nowhere To Run", by Leer Paul Leary, "Prototype" by Simon Haseley, "Contact" by Peter Reno, "Solid Funk" by Dave Patterson, "Staying Power" by Keith Mansfield, "Stuck In" by Danny Edwardson, "Disco King" by Barry Stoller, "Police Car" by Dave Richmond, "XY Patrol" by M Schoof/U Buschkotter and more. 20 tracks on the CD version. CD
Also available Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... LP 18.99

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VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... LP
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $18.99
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached further to include great stuff from KPM, De Wolfe and other legendary music libraries. This one digs deeper still into the vaults of Music De Wolfe and KPM, plus Golden Ring, Omnimusic, Selected Sound and other sources – funky themes from Germany, France, UK and the US! It's funky all the way, but these thematic instrumentals flex out pretty broadly – from straight up funky drums, organ and guitar instros to suspenseful chase scene-ready rumblers, tense horn blasts, brass and woodwind textured groovers, clever riffs on disco and more! Great stuff from a series we hope will keep coming out with more! Includes "Nowhere To Run", by Leer Paul Leary, "Prototype" by Simon Haseley, "Contact" by Peter Reno, "Solid Funk" by Dave Patterson, "Staying Power" by Keith Mansfield, "Stuck In" by Danny Edwardson, "Disco King" by Barry Stoller, "Police Car" by Dave Richmond, "XY Patrol" by M Schoof/U Buschkotter and more. 18 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... CD 18.99

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1960s/1970s. New Copy .... Around April 19, 2014
Psychedelic soundtrack funk from some the great composers of the 60s & 70s – raw percussion, tripped out psych guitars, squealing synth and keyboards, brass blasts and sultry vocals – one of best yet in Rough Guide's fruitful adventures in global psychedelia! Their guide to Bollywood psych features names that'll jump out fans of the Bollywood sounds of psych and funk eras – including RD Burman, Asha Bhosle, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and others – and it's an incredibly well curated sample of the sprawling style! This qualifies both as an excellent introduction the grooves, or as a perfectly worthy compilation for long-time Bollywood psych and funk diggers. Includes "Pyar Zindagi Hai" by Lata Mangeshkar, Ahsa Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor, "Mera Naam Hai Shabnam" by Asha Bhosle, "Title Music (Instrumental)" by RD Burman, "Soul Of Bobby (Instrumental)" by Laxkmikant-Pyarelal, "Dance Music (Instrumental) by Kalyanki Anandji, "Freak Out Music (Instrumental)" by RD Burman and much more. Over an hour of music on the main CD, and this great special edition comes with bonus disc – The Rough Guide To RD Burman – featuring 12 tracks by the legendary psych soundtrack composer featuring collaborations with Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi and many more! (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. 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 that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
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New Matt SakakeenyRoll With It – Brass Bands In The Streets Of New Orleans ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget all the cliches you may know about brass bands in New Orleans – especially those aimed at tourists in the French Quarter – as writer Matt Sakakeeny looks at the real lives of musicians on the street – playing music that continues to evolve well into the 21st Century, often amidst a fairly tumultuous landscape! The brass band has had a great revival in recent years – something we've documented here on record – and Sakakeeny's words really get at the heart of the reason – telling the tale of members of the Hot 8, Rebirth, and Soul Rebels Brass band – both on and offstage, before and after Katrina, and willing to face the challenges to come. The book features loads of great black and white, woodcut-style illustrations from Willie Birch – and is 230 pages, softcover. Book

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New Si Zentner & Martin DennyMore/Exotica Suite ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two of the grooviest Si Zentner albums of the 60s – both of them great, but in very different ways! More is Si's attempt to follow up on the Italian soundtrack hit of the time – but the album also features loads of other great tracks from the time, done as very jazzy instrumentals by Zentner, with sharp horn passages that swing with plenty of brass upfront! The whole thing's mighty groovy – and titles include "Wildwood Days", "Hobo Flats", "Watermelon Man", "I Wonder", "The Good Life", "The Shampoo", and "More". Exotica Suite features all the great names in Exotica, packed together in one album – a set that features Martin Denny's piano, Les Baxter's compositions, and Bob Florence's arrangements – all served up with the orchestrations of Si Zentner! Si's music brings a really jazzy feel to the tunes – one you wouldn't expect from Denny on his own, and which even surpasses some of Les Baxter's grooviest moments too. The sound is very dynamic – originally recorded for Liberty's "Poly 120 Sound" series, with great recording quality that really makes the whole thing pop! Tracks include "Tiki", "Temple Pageant", "Bali Monkey Dance", and "Pagan Ritual". CD
 
 
 



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