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Alessandro AlessandroniInchiesta ... LP
CMT/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A sweet funky set from the 70s – originally recorded as a sound library session, but handled by Italian soundtrack maestro Alessandro Alessandroni! You might know Alessandroni's music best from the 60s, and this set is a later updating of the same groove – one that brings in a bit more electric keyboards, some bouncier basslines, and drums that snap nice and hard on the funky numbers – then lay back on the sweet mellow moments. A few cuts have vocals – ala I Cantorni Moderni – and the whole thing has a warm, sexy 70s groove that's right up there with the best Italian work of the scene from the time. Titles include "Femminismo", "Collettivo", "La Metropoli", "Pubblica Informazione", "Prima Eta", and "Ultimo Soggiorno". Very groovy stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tandyn AlmerAlong Comes Tandyn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of unreleased material by mid-to-late 60s psych pop songwriter genius Tandyn Almer – who's probably best know for penning the eternally great "Along Comes Mary" for The Association – but we sure didn't know how great of a performer he was on his own! The 15 track record was cut for his publisher Davon Music, who circulated it to insiders at the time, looking to sell the songs – but what they should have done was found a label and released it. Fuzzy guitars, raw drums and great keyboards, excellent background harmonies – and the good-natured, melodic quality that attracted groups like the Association to Tandyn! Sundazed has long been a favorite source of rewarding 60s and 70s reissues, but they really deserve some bigger love for releases like this one – which is a first-ever commercial release. It feels like a complete, finished production for the most part – and not at all like a bunch of demos. Psych pop greatness! Includes "Find Yourself", You Turn Me Around", "Anything You Want", "About Where Love Is", "Face Down In The Mud", "I Get High", "Bring Your Own Self Down" (by The Purple Gang)", "Where Will They Go", "Sunset Strip Soliloquy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasAntibalas (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet throughout it all, they've always stayed true to their sound – and, if anything, are even sharper, tighter, and funkier than before – all extremely adept not only at playing their instruments, but at hitting the right sort of sound to cut through all the BS that was holding back funky Afro grooves for years! Part of that sound comes from superb Daptone production by Gabriel Roth – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean and full of energy. But the core credit really goes to the group – who never cease to amaze us here – and continually come up with fresh sounds on their keyboards and horns – and inventive rhythms to match! Titles include "Dirty Money", "The Rat Catcher", "Ari Degbe", "Ibeji", "Sare Kon Kon", and "Him Belly No Go Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Edward ArtemievSolaris (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir (Russia), 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
An amazing electronic score – put together for an equally amazing film – Edward Artemiev's wonderful music for Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris – sounds that are as riveting as the images on the screen! Artemiev beautifully blends analogue keyboard lines with strings, sometimes creating waves of melodic joy, sometimes shifting into much darker, more abstract passages – but all always at a level that really goes past the usual electronics of the time! There's a visionary feel to the music that makes the album completely sublime – and titles include "Ocean", "Dream", "Station", "Disease", and "Return". LP, Vinyl record album

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AthanorFlashback (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1970s. New Copy (reissue).... $25.99
A brilliant, first-time collection of the few rare singles ever recorded by north suburban Chicago psych folk group Athanor – plus some previously unreleased songs that are just as solid – and it might be our favorite rare rock discovery yet from the great Guerssen label! Most of the songs were recorded in the early 70s, and blend late 60s sunny psych and Brit Invasion inspired vocals, with a tighter melodic sensibility that pre-figures the power pop of underground heroes like The Shoes. The vocals are sweet and the songs are excellent, but they're also incredible musicians – with some great 12-string guitar, keyboards and effects in the mix that give it a unique edge, but don't bury the tunefuless one bit. We're not gushing over it because they're unsung hometown geniuses, either – this really, really good stuff! Includes "Graveyard", Inner Space", "Urizen", "I Don't Mind", "Habits", "Read Me", "Rock Me, Roll Me", "Hidden Monsters", "Wonder Why I'm Sick", "Like A River Flows" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – and includes a nice insert with notes and historical info.)
Also available Flashback ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersAfrica, Center Of The World ... LP
Polydor, 1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Roy Ayers in a very Afro-styled mode – working here on his own after a famous collaboration with Fela Kuti – in a set that's filled with the same sort of hard-driving Afro-Funk grooves that you'd find in Fela's classic recordings! The songs are shorter than Fela's, and with more of Roy's usual smooth jazzy production style – but the overall influence is very much in the Afro-Funk vein, and the album's sort of a "part 2" to the Music Of Many Colors set that was cut a few years before. William Allen worked on the record with Roy – playing choppy Afro-Funk bass, and arranging and producing a lot of the material with Roy and Jaymz Bedford – and the record also features a host of extra percussion players, as well as some vocals by the lovely Sylvia Striplin. Includes the great groover "Africa, Center Of The World", plus "The River Niger", and a great remake of "Third Eye", which was on Everybody Loves The Sunshine, but is redone here with a heavier sound! Other tracks include "There's A Masterplan", "I'll Just Keep Trying", and "Destination Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
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Africa, Center Of The World (Japanese pressing) ... CD 23.99
Africa, Center Of The World ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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Daniele BaldelliBack To My Funky Side – The Remixes ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
A mix of remixes and straight album tracks from the full Back To My Funky Side album – a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work on keyboards and guitar – all woven into a groove that's every bit as club-worth as his other music, yet a lot more warm and soulful overall! It's almost like Daniele's going back to discover a disco generation he might have missed the first time around – with a retro style that's hard to distinguish from the original, a lot like Joey Negro and some of his Sunshine Band work. This is the closest you'll get to a full vinyl release of the CD – and the set features album titles "Funk Syndrome", "Funk Me Again", and "Got To Get Your Own" – plus remixes "Voltage Groove ( Marco Dionigi rmx)", "Funk Me Again (Eric Dunks Duncan mix)", "A Good Day (DJ Rocca Erodiscomix)", "Mellow Game (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye rmx)", and "Fontainebleau (version Idjut)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional keyboards, percussion, and often a sweet bank of chorus vocals to give the tracks an extra soulful sound! By the time of this album, Larry had already worked to great fame with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny Hammond – and the record has him turning his talents towards Gary Bartz to unlock a whole hidden side of soulful expression that would never be matched again! The title cut – "Music Is My Sanctuary" – is a jazz fusion classic in anyone's book, and it features characteristic Mizell keyboards alongside Gary's soulful sax, augmented by a deep vocal chorus that's simply fantastic. Other highlights include "Carnaval De L'Esprit" and "Macaroni" – and the whole album's nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis BebeyAfrican Electronic Music 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP .... $26.99
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the bottom, which links some of these tracks to other styles of the time – even though some of the more unusual tunes here have these great electronic sounds that almost feel like they came from the late 70s German underground! The mix of modes is breathtaking – as if Moebius and Roedelius recorded with musicians from Lagos – shaking off the colder sounds of the Conny Plank side of the spectrum, to come up with a warm new style that's really unique! Titles include "La Condition Masculine", "Sahle", "The Coffee Cola Song", "Super Jingle", "Pygmy Love Song", "Agatha", "Catching Up", and "Divorce Pygmee". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – and a very nice package!)

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are completely sublime too – magical music from the Menahan Street Band, who sound here like some lost combo from 60s Memphis, but without any of the hoke that reference might imply – instead that really unique approach that you'd only find on one of your few favorite vintage soul albums – maybe Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, or Jesse James on his 60s album for 20th Century! Yet the sound here isn't just vintage for vintage sake, either – as there's an intensity that's very present, contemporary, and urgent – a sound that doesn't die – and which just gets better and better with each new listen. Tremendous stuff – even from the Daptone universe we've been loving for years and years – with titles that include "Strictly Reserved For You", "You Put The Flame On It", "Dusty Blue", "Love Bug Blues", "Hurricane", "Through The Storm", "Confusion", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download.)
Also available Victim Of Love ... CD 12.99

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Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 1000 copies.)
Also available LA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD 16.99

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Doug CarnRevelation ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early genius – his own work on organ and keyboards, never overdone and mixed perfectly with a righteous array of acoustic sounds from Rene McLean on alto and tenor and Olu Dara on trumpet – both players who soar to the skies on waves of energy begun by Carn! Wife Jean Carn sings on a number of tracks – with this heavenly style that's mighty righteous – every bit as soulful as her later work at Philly International, but in a very different way. The set includes Doug's great reading of "Naima" – plus other wonderful cuts that include "Power & Glory", "Feel Free", "Jihad", "Fatherhood", and "God is One". LP, Vinyl record album

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John CarpenterFog (2LP 180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz, 1980. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $34.99
Wonderful sounds from the great John Carpenter – one of those records that reminds us that his music is often just as important as the images he puts on the screen! Carpenter's music for The Fog follows nicely in his work for other films – particularly Halloween – in that it's got this slow-building style that often makes great use of keyboards – often used sparely, with a really spooky sort of energy – and even more space, and at slower speed than his other horror soundtracks! The style really fits the "fog" theme of the film! The soundtrack kicks off with the indispensable prologue from the movie – with the old man telling the ghost story with just the sparest of background keyboards – and other titles include "Theme From The Fog", "Rocks At Drakes' Bay", "Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships", "Flack In The Sanctuary", "Dane", "An Evil Plan", "Morgue", "The Fog Approaches", "Revenge", "The Fog Enters Town" and more. This killer Death Waltz double vinyl version has a full bonus LP of previous unreleased cues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top-notch Death Waltz version on double 180 gram gold colored vinyl – with a full LP of previously unreleased score cues!)

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Daniela CasaSocieta Malata (140 gram vinyl – with bonus CD) ... LP
Flipper/Penny (Italy), 1975. New Copy LP & CD (reissue).... $24.99
There's a weird and wonderful assortment of styles on this old sound library session from the 70s – a hip blend of electronics, keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all served up in some mighty cool modes from Daniela Casa! The music is moody at points, but often quite rhythmic – at a pace that helps keep things focused, and which makes the set way more than just an echoey studio experiment – with tuneful results that are somewhere in the best territory of electric horror scoring of the time. Titles include "Pericolo", "Strade Vuote", "Ignoto", "Vizio", "Noia", and "Occultismo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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Suzanne CianiSeven Waves ... LP
Bird (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A rare Japanese-only album from electronic musician Suzanne Ciani – originally issued in the early 80s, and composed on a host of instruments that no longer exist! The set's got a spare, ethereal sound – one that's arguably warmer than Ciani's more dramatic experiments from the start of the 70s, yet still much more striking than any of her later new age sides too – with an electronic vibe that's right up there with some of the best German or French soundtrack albums of this nature from the time – kind of post-Cluster, post-Tangerine Dream material – with shorter tunes and a great melodic focus! Most sounds come from Suzanne's keyboards, but the set features a bit of added instrumentation from time to time – although still in a way that's relatively spare overall. Titles include "Sirens", "Love In The Waves", "Wind In The Sea", "Sailing Away", "Water Lullaby", and "Birth Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 600 copies!)

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Correction with Mats GustafssonShift ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy .... $28.99
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats plays baritone sax throughout – sometimes with a frenzy that drives bold sounds out of the instrument, as if it's an engine for generating fast tones – sometimes with a rich, soulful sense of tone that evokes an older jazz baritone scene, gone avant. But the Correction trio is very much part of the special nature of the record, too – a wonderful balance of piano from Sebstian Bergstrom, bass from Joacim Nyberg, and drums from Emil Astrand Melin – working in a way that's very different than some of the other trio modes you'd get on the sorts of power dates to usually feature a player like Mats. Titles include "Winters Within", "Personal Note 3", "Four Is A Sufficient Condition For Amendment", and "Correct This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... LP
Columbia, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $4.99
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this perfect sort of balance – never too slick or uptight, but really focused too – that great warm groove that Withers found with his own music at Columbia – but set up here as a perfect foil for Coulter's truly amazing voice! The singer's got a depth that comes through right away – on both the ballads and the groovers – and the record's one of those under-discovered gems that we've dug for years – proof that some really amazing soul music was coming out on major labels, between the hits. Withers plays lots of keyboards on the record – and titles "Another Day", "You And I Together", "Nothing In The World Is Free", "Don't Wanna See You Cry", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Maybe It's Better To Go", and "The Better Part Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Better Part Of Me ... CD 6.99

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New Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $16.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to a recent reissue – and this sweet batch of rare cuts really augments that rare musical moment, by offering up a further set of completely cosmic grooves! The style is spacey jazz funk with some deeper elements in the mix – all recorded and arranged with an indie vibe that reminds us a lot of the classic Oneness Of Juju albums on Black Fire, but without as much vocals – just a strong focus on the sweet keyboard lines and soaring horn passages. Some tracks are brand new, others are different versions of themes from the Brighter Days album – and titles include "Delta Six/Brighter Days", "Isis Voyage", "Odwalla", "Things Can Not Stop Forever (Al Kent version)", "High Jazz (reprise – alt mix)", "Things Cannot Stop Forever (inst mix)", and "Funky Fried Tofu (alt inst version)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Isis Voyage ... CD 14.99

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DJ CamWestside 2004 to 2007 ... LP
Inflamable (France), Mid 2000s. New Copy .... $22.99
Sweet G-Funk from DJ Cam – a great set of instrumentals that are first inspired by electro funk from the start of the 80s, then the later use of samples and beats from those tunes in west coast hip hop! The instrumental presentation keeps the cuts from ever sounding kitchy or copycat – as there's no rhymes or lyrics, and instead a great focus on the kinds of beats, basslines, and keyboard bits that we've always loved in Cam's music! Some tunes are very electro, others have a warmer glow overall – and the whole set's a great chapter in the always-great body of work from this wonderful French talent. Titles include "Lowrider", "Streetlife", "Hot", "Sunset", "Colorz", "In Da Club", and "Endless Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
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Dyson's FacesDyson's Faces (1977 – blue cover) ... LP
DRR, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $2.99
The second incredible album from Dyson's Faces – one of those underground 70s groups that should have been huge! The set's got a soaring sound that's even more righteous than the group's debut – a quality that glows wonderfully with the quartet's mix of male and female voices – a sound that almost reminds us a bit of Voices Of East Harlem at times. Backing is by the Hard Times Band – a tight combo who groove hard on the more uptempo numbers, and lay back nicely on the mellower ones – just throwing in some licks here and there on guitar or keyboards next to the warmer harmony vocals. The voices are an especially great part of the record, and really sparkle with a sound that's even fresher than most other groups from the time – a sound that shows that Dyson's Faces wasn't just one of those funk groups who happened to also be able to sing – but a strongly committed soul outfit who really put a lot of energy into their music! Titles include "This Time It's Gotta Be Love" in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "Till I've Got This Feelin Of Love", "Try Me Baby", "You & Me", "Working My Way To Something Better", and "Cry Sugar" – as well as "Welcome To All This Love Again" and "Don't Worry About The Jones", which both appeared on the group's first album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs .... $22.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... CD 18.99

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New Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $14.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat rhythms, touched with sweet keyboards riffs, and layered with vocals that are almost an afterthought – yet have their own sort of message at the right moment. The group's the brainchild of Andre Evans, an artist whose huge legacy of music business work includes stints with Dyke & The Blazers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Tribe – as well as a host of key album sessions as well – but the sound is unlike any of those references, and has this great stripped-down late 70s club vibe throughout. The rare album is offered here with unreleased bonus tracks – and titles include "Rubber Band", "Never Gonna Leave You", "Dip Drop", "No I Won't", "Soul Petrol", and "Dance A Thon". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Evans Pyramid (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Father's ChildrenWho's Gonna Save The World (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Numero, 1973. New Copy Gatefold .... $18.99 19.99
Incredible stuff – a never-issued funky soul record from the 70s – but one that you'll proudly stack next to your rare classics from Ramp, 24-Carat Black, and James Mason! Like work by all three of those acts, this early set by Father's Children is massive righteous – filled with deep soul and strong social messages, while also coming across with a hell of a groove, too – thanks to some wickedly funky backings, and production that keeps the whole thing burning along beautifully! The set is amazing – quite different than the later Mercury Records album by the band – and more like the kind of record you'd expect to hear from Curtom or early 70s Stax – a perfect choice for the folks at Numero to bring to light after all these years – and another reason why their efforts are always worth checking out. As usual for the label, there's a full set of notes and photos that tell the story of the group and this lost treasure – but even if it came out with no artwork at all, the music would still have us raving – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Universal Train", "Everybody's Got A Problem", "Linda", "Dirt & Grime", "Who's Gonna Save The World", and "Kohoutek". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who's Gonna Save The World ... CD 13.99

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Gianni FerrioUna Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Right Tempo (Italy), 1973/1998. New Copy 2LP .... $14.99
Fantastic! Easy Tempo scores again with this beautiful rerelease/repackaging of Gianni Ferrio's lost score for the film Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate. The music has lots of spare spooky keyboards, with a slow building sound that's similar to Francis Lai's best soundtrack work, and a warm wash of sound that's very similar to some of Morricone's best stuff – like La Donna Invisible. Don't go looking for funky breaks on this one, but if you love cool swirling Euro soundtrack material, this set's an amazing piece of work, and it's been repackaged with the usual sexy Easy Tempo look. God, we love their stuff! Tracks include "Concerto Blues", "Soliloquio", and "Inutile". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lubos FiserMorgiana (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Amazing music from composer Lubos Fiser – delivered with sounds and styles that go way beyond conventional instrumentation, to make the record one of Fiser's most striking releases ever! Organ and keyboards are often produced and played with lots of weird tones – on short tracks that also mix conventional orchestrations with very offbeat elements from tapes, percussion, and sound effects – sometimes electronicized at a level that really abstracts them past their original sources! The approach is sometimes striking, sometimes subtle, but always powerful throughout – with this dark beauty that really holds us rapt over the course of the film score's twenty short titles – including "Message From Marek", "Swan Steps", "Red Ghost", "Quinine", "Viktoria's Darkest Moment", "Lost In The Tavern", "Blood Red Roses", and "The Cards". Very cool 10" LP pressing, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Freedom PowerFreedom Power ... LP
CMT/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Mad funky work from the Italian studio scene of the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from Freedom Power – a combo who play with the energy of an American blacksploitation soundtrack from back in the day! There's loads of heavy drums, fast-riffing guitar, and sweet keyboards on the set – and although the record's got a few trippy moments that feature slightly psychedelic production, the overall vibe is way more in the soulful side of the spectrum – which really gives the album a universal appeal. There's some great tenor on a few cuts, and we wish we could tell you more about the players – but we're guessing they're some top-shelf jazz musicians, working under an assumed name. Titles include "Happy Fire", "Sigla RP", "Reaction", "Vortice", "Psycho", "Trip Free", "Freedom Power", "Privacy", and "Dopping 2000". LP, Vinyl record album

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Remi GassmannElectronics (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy .... $22.99
Remi Gassman's groundbreaking music for George Balanchine's Electronics – a ballet of sorts, but one that's got a definite space age score! Gassman's sounds here are amazing – raw analogue electronics, played by the Studioatonium keyboard, and manipulated by tape – so that cycles often emerge, and shift slowly – as music that must have been pretty darn hard to dance to, but which is still mesmerizingly mindblowing all these many years later! The work has some of the best qualities of Jon Appleton's later electronics, but is more serious overall – and titles include "Postlude", "Trio", "Curtain Music", "Declamation", "Echo Stretta", and "Scherzo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Glaxo BabiesNine Months to the Disco ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99
The post punk debut of Bristol's Glaxo Babies – and one of the cooler blends of avant noise and oddly danceable mutant disco! The group is less concerned about song structure than they are with find a groove, weird as it may be, and playing it out in a way that puts your head a trance, and your body in motion. Lots of manic/frantic percussion, keyboard atmosphere, not necessarily sung vocals, and tripped out effects. They're in the same universe as early Gang Of Four and other dance music aware post punks, but it's in unique space all its own. Includes "Maximum Sexual Joy", "This Is Your Vendetta", "Seven Days", "Electric Church", "Promised Land", "Free Dem Cells", "Dinosaur Disco Meets The Swampstomp", "Slum", "Shake (The Foundations)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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GoblinBuio Omega (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $32.99
Seminal Italian horror soundtrack music from Goblin! By this point, the band had completely evolved from a prog-oriented jazz rock band, into a group that was very well suited to handle a diverse array of movie scores and horror themes. The keyboards are still at the core – and there's a nice mixture of electric and acoustic, which makes for a very nice juxtaposition of moods – and the group have come up with some fantastically spooky tracks that really evoke all the pulsating terror and bone-chilling horror of the stiff early slasher films. This CD includes a number of extra tracks in addition to the material issued the already rare vinyl release – and there's a total of 15 titles that include "Buio Omega", "Quiet Drops", "Strive After Dark", "Bikini Island", and "Ghost Vest". LP, Vinyl record album

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GoblinIl Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $32.99
A rare non-soundtrack record from Goblin – but done in a style that's equally wonderful as their famous music for horror films! The set really shows the progressive roots from which they sprang – with a sound that's a bit fuller than some of their soundtrack work, and which also has vocals too – sung in Italian, but with a very Peter Gabriel sort of edge to them. Keyboards figure heavy in the mix, and there's also some really nice dark undercurrents too – on titles that include "La Danza", "Mark Il Bagarozzo", "Terra Di Goblin", "Un Ragazzo D'Argento", and "Notte". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark (remastered edition) ... CD 14.99

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GoblinZombi – Dawn Of The Dead (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
One of the first great horror soundtracks by the legendary Goblin – penned for the wonderful follow-up to Night Of The Living Dead! The music is a wonderful mix of Goblin's cool keyboard lines with some fuzzier guitar bits – those rockish elements that the group virtually introduced to horror film scoring in the 70s, but which so many others would borrow from them strongly in the next decade! And given the film's slightly tongue-in-cheek approach, the use of the music works wonderfully – never cheesy, but with a knowing quality that really shows the strength of the group. Titles include "Zaratozom", "La Caccia", "Oblio", "Risveglio", "Zombi", and "Safari". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lori GoldstonCreekside – Solo Cello ... LP
Mississippi, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Beautiful solo cello work from Lori Goldston – an extremely evocative use of the instrument, inflected with lots of personal color and tone! The tracks are all original compositions, with a structure that's somewhere between more serious music and looser, more intimate acoustic improvisation – maybe like some of the most personal solo passages from Arthur Russell, but more bowed overall. Titles include "Messy", 'Pizz", "Serenade", "Art Film", "Tremolo", "Loping", and "Cruel Sister". LP, Vinyl record album

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Greyboy15 Years Of West Coast Cool ... LP
Ubiquity, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP .... $9.99 19.98
A massive look at the music of Greyboy – one that features classic cuts, previously unreleased tracks, and rare mixes as well! Back in the early 90s, when most of the few funky records coming out of the west coast were pretty darn weak, Greyboy really caught our ears with his raw, stripped-down approach to a groove – a sound that was influenced by 70s funky jazzy, but also done with some harder, heavier beats as well – really the first great American contribution to the sound that bubbled out from the London acid jazz scene – yet done with a much harder edge than most of its overseas progenitors! This package is a great reminder of why we first fell in love with Greyboy's music all those years back – and it's filled with loads of funky cuts from years back, plus some recent mixes and singles that really help expand the collection. Titles include "Unwind Your Mind", "Whirlwind", "Mastered The Art (Nicola Conte Jet Sounds rmx)", "Ruffneck Jazz", "Hold Your Weight", "Hold It Down (Greyboy rmx)", "Genevieve", "To Know You Is To Love You", "Love", "Color In Between The Lines"," Missin Something", "Got To Be A Love", "Grey's Groove", and "Panacea". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pierre HenryMalefices ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
A rare 60s soundtrack from electronic genius Pierre Henry – and a record that features some of his spookiest sounds of the decade! Side one is full of music used in the film – and much of it is very spare, with lots of low-end electronic textures – especially some of those sighs and whispers that Henry was able to coax out of his early equipment before anyone else! There's a few slower keyboard passages, too – but these are also pretty murky and dark as well. Side two brings in a few extracts from other larger Henry compositions – but with a spirit that certainly fits the needs of the record as well. Titles include "Theme De Catherine", "Scene De La Trappe", "Apres Le Mort", "Generique", and "Catherine Malade". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hi Fly OrchestraGet Ready (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $22.99
Get ready for greatness from the Hi Fly Orchestra – a sound that's even sharper, hipper, and jazzier than ever before – served up in a sublime mix of deep funk rhythms and lots of global touches! These guys are definitely one of the coolest funk combos around – as they're never just content to stick in the territory of James Brown and other American originators – and instead reach for sweet elements from Brazilian music, Afro Funk, and other modes that inform their music – allowing them to hit a style that's complicated, yet still wonderfully grooving – in a way that's completely refreshing throughout! Few groups would ever attempt a hybrid this rich, much less get it so right – and our collective hats are off to Hi Fly for making us dig their music even more than before. Titles include "Get Ready", "Nerd's Dancefloor", "I Got Hope", "Sambinha", "Brother Sun Sister Moon", and "Forro". LP includes the bonus track "Los Pollos Hermanos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Get Ready ... CD 18.99

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Hokis PokisMagic Of Hokis Pokis (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s-Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs .... $15.99 19.98
A Long Island group with a very groovy sound – a blue-eyed take on funk and disco, with a great small combo sound that must have been great in the clubs! These guys slide into a groove with a tightness that matches their leisure suits in the photo on the back cover – and serve up these tightly riffing numbers that explode into sweet moogy moments and longer percussion bits on the extended tracks! Vocals are often sung together – kind of harmonized, but mostly in a way that just provides more power – and the keyboards on the best numbers have this kind of cosmic power that really drives the music a lot more than you'd expect – almost a Working Man's Soul version of P&P Records. Titles include "Nowhere", "Can't Wait For Love", "Get Cha Girl", "City Rhythm", "Keep On Rollin", "Find What You're Looking For", "Swing", and "Fire". Also includes notes on the group, and two unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital album download.)
Also available Magic Of Hokis Pokis ... CD 12.99

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IasosCelestial Soul Portrait ... LP
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $18.99 22.98
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – and as such, it's got a really sensitive feel – a way of bringing together the sounds and stories that really get at the subtle genius of Iasos – packaged in a lavish set that also features lots of vintage photos too. The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, amplified flute, and other odd tape and studio effects – all flowing out with a style that's often a bit cosmic, and pretty darn compelling. Titles include "Crystal Petals", "Procession On The Horizon", "Cloud Prayer", "Rainbow Canyon", "I Passion You A Leap Of Love Flame", and "Spring Temple Forest". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Celestial Soul Portrait ... CD 14.99

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Weldon IrvineCosmic Vortex (Justice Divine) ... LP
RCA, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A genius bit of work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – a mightily righteous effort that more than lives up to its heady title and cover! After turning out 2 great albums on his own indie Nodlew label, Weldon really steps into greatness with this set – using the bigger budget of his deal with RCA to expand out his musical vision in a number of different directions. Keyboards are still very much at the forefront of his sound – played with that heavily vamping left hand that makes his work so funky – but there's also a focus on lyrics here too – sung by Weldon with support form singers Ojuleba & Nalo, in a way that creates a righteous "many voiced" mode on the lyrical tracks! Things get plenty jazzy on side two, though – and a few key tracks really take off in a heavily jamming way, mixing Weldon's keys with additional reeds, guitar, and percussion. Titles include excellent track "Walk That Walk, Talk that Talk", plus other great ones like "Love Your Brother", "Let Yourself Be Free", "Quiet", "I'll Name It Tomorrow", and "Love Jones". LP, Vinyl record album

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Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother ... LP
Nodlew, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best titles on Black Jazz or Strata East at the time, but also filled with an even richer array of colors and musical ideas. Weldon's work on electric piano is worth the price of admission alone – often spare, spacious, and perfectly placed – especially on the funky classics "Homey", "Mr Clean", and "Sister Sanctified" – a tune later cut by Stanley Turrentine, but heard here in Weldon's original version! Other cuts include "Gloria", "Juggah Buggah", "Blues Wel-Don", and "Liberated Brother". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph Soul JacksonAlabama Love Man ... LP
Rabbit Factory, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
The return of a legend – or maybe more accurately, the first time this legend's ever really gotten his due! Ralph Jackson's been working in the Alabama soul underground for decades – yet this smoking album may well be the first time he's ever really gotten out front, and able to do his thing – working with a tight group of younger musicians who really respect the southern soul vibe that Ralph's going for – and help him hit a really great sound in the process! The set's a soul record through and through – not one of these modern funk workouts with an old singer thrown into the mix – but the kind of old school album you'd hear from Malaco or Criteria Studios – particularly during that point when deep soul was growing up in the 70s. Production and arrangements are right on the money – and all tunes are written by Jackson, save for one totally great cover of The Ides Of March classic "Vehicle"! Other titles include "You've Been Very Good To Me", "Searching", "For Just One Second", "I Can't Leave Your Love Alone", "I'll Take Care Of You", and "There Must Be A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob JamesOne (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CTI/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $36.99
A landmark record – not only for Bob James, but a seminal release for CTI and the Fender Rhodes as well! This is the album where all the magic starts – the first of many extremely successful albums that Bob recorded during the 70s under his own name, and almost the birthplace of the modern hip hop keyboard sample line! The album's stuffed with great numbers – including a sublime reading of "Feel Like Making Love", and the classic "Nautilus" – a slow, dark, funky tune that's worth the price of the album alone! Other tracks include "Valley Of The Shadows", "Night On Bald Mountain", and "Soulero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited audiophile pressing!)

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Jazz Band De FreeEgo ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $10.99
A groundbreaking session from the Argentine scene of the early 70s – a record that blends together electric, free, and Latin jazz into some very extended groovers! The "free" in the group's name shouldn't be taken to mean that they've got the same free jazz sound as European avant players from the time – because the freeness here is more in spirit, and doesn't really mean that they leave behind the rhythmic pulse and essential swing that makes these tunes so great. There's certainly an intensity to the playing, but even when the group's going "out" for a moment, they swing right back inside – propelled along with some nice electric touches on keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Tema De Fatiga", "Shh Bea Duerme", "Ambientex", and "Ego Luego Existen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blind Willie JohnsonSweeter As The Years Go By (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
Key work from Blind Willie Johnson – a singer who only recorded for a few short years, but who left behind a tremendous legacy of music! Willie's got this unusual froggy style of singing that's unlike anyone else we've heard – except for maybe Clarence Henry – and it mixes wonderfully with his spare guitar lines, and soars out over the top once he gets going – which means a special push on the lyrics to lift up the vocals – almost a gospel sort of inflection, which is no surprise given the subject matter of some of the tunes. Titles include "The Soul Of Man", "Sweeter As The Years Go By", "Go With Me To The Land", "If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down", "John The Revelator", and "You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond". LP, Vinyl record album

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Glenn JonesEverybody Loves A Winner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 19.99
Excellent work by Glenn Jones – even if the record is only a 5 track EP! The set is one of those strange little records issued in the early 80s, when the music industry was trying to figure out a way to make money between the ever-escalating cost of the LP and the less-popular 12" single – but it easily packs as much punch as most other full length soul records from the same time. Glenn's incredible in the set – showing that he's one of the few really strong soul talents to emerge in the 80s, with a voice that's perfect for tight-grooving tunes and for mellower ballads. There's a fair bit of keyboard work on the set, and Glenn's voice holds strong in a great way – working wonderfully on titles that include "Everybody Loves A Winner", "Thank You For The Love", "I Am Somebody", and "Keep On Doing". Also features a bonus instrumental version of "I Am Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album

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Susan JustinForbidden World (180 gram vinyl with poster) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $26.99
A sweet electric score to an odd early 80s Roger Corman production – served up with lots of Jupiter 8 keyboards and clavinet! The sound is relatively spare overall – fitting for the movie's alien themes – and the electronics pulsate at a level that feels very organic – similar to the spare, stark, and extremely striking sounds on early John Carpenter soundtracks! Bits of piano, drums, and "blaster waterphone" figure into the music at points – but the Jupiter 8 is really in the lead, and directs most of the action on this compelling electronic soundscape. Titles include "The Hole", "Steam Room", "Mutation", "Titles", "Mourning", "Birth & Death", and "Laser Shower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a heavyweight casebound tip-on sleeve with poster & booklet!)

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Fon KlementFon Klement (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BASF/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $29.99
A Dutch dude, but one with a really universal appeal – and a quality that links his music to the hippest sounds of the UK scene on labels like Island or Harvest! Fon Klement is a singer-songwriter, but with none of the cheesier qualities that were coming into the American scene of self-indulgence of the early 70s – and instead has this great way of really holding back, and letting his English vocals slide in and out of well-crafted arrangements that beautifully blend bits of strings with folksier rock elements – all in a blend that's maybe not as hip as Nick Drake, but which definitely has a similar space in the universe. Titles include "It's You", "Wonder Why", "New Love", "Why", "Early Morning", "Song For A Blue Lady", and "Margaret". LP, Vinyl record album
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Andrzej KorzynskiPossession ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy .... $22.99
Amazing sounds from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – penned for a legendary horror film from the early 80s! The movie goes way beyond typical grit and gore – with a surreal bent that's made it the stuff of much discussion over the years – and Korzynski's music definitely lives up to the spirit of the images on the screen – mixing 80s electronics with offbeat strings, odd percussion, and other compelling bits – often used in very short songs that shift often throughout the course of the album – easily making the record one of the most playful we've ever heard from Finders Keepers – yet also one of the darkest too! A few sweet keyboard melodies offset some of the spookiness in a nice way – and titles include "Helen Has Green Eyes", "Opetanie 1", "The Night The Screaming Stops", "Blue Ford B AZ6", "Heinrick's Demise", "Mark Looks In The Fridge", "What Is It", and "Closely Observed Anna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Uku KuutGrand Hotel ... LP
Peoples Potential, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy .... $14.99
Unreleased gems from Uku Kuut – most of them cut during the 80s and early 90s – with a great mix of drum machine rhythms and spare keyboard grooves! The approach is very lean and clean – almost an electro equivalent of the stripped-down styles usually used in house music at the time – but served up here with slinkier rhythms, and a nice street soul funk vibe overall! Most of the numbers are instrumental, and done with a focus on the lead keyboard lines – and titles include "Wild Men", "Tallinn Dream", "Mystery", "Grand Hotel", "Ralph", "I Feel Love", and "Secret Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Life ForceLife Force (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Strawberry/Favorite (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A real lost treasure from the rare groove years of the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from this funky club combo, issued on the tiny Strawberry label from Roulette! The group have a great mix of jazzy club and blue-eyed soul – served up with loads of soaring work on keyboards from Livingstone Graves, who also leads the group – mixed with some jazzy touches on tenor and alto from Don Count Williams – who gives the music a nicely spontaneous feel! Life Force have a mix of spiritual undercurrents that recalls some of the excellent work reissued on the Soul Cal imprint – and although the obvious intent of the record was aimed at the dancefloor, there's definitely a deeper vibe going on here too. Titles include the instrumental "New York City Streets", plus vocal cuts "Robeson", "Shango", "Come On Let's Do It", "Funky Mama", and "Hard Time Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing deluxe reissue – super-heavy cover, great vinyl, and limited!)

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Carlton Livingston100 Weight Of Collie Weed ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue).... $10.99 11.98
A great, overlooked Greensleeves LP from Carlton Livingston – with some roosty jams backed by tight rhythms – and soulful singing throughout by Carlton! The set was recorded at New York's HCF Studios with Hyman "Papa Life" Wright and Percy Chin as the producers and instrumentation credited to the Hi-Life Players. The riddims are tight and timeless, with some really nice keyboards in the mix – which sound great back9ing Livingston's laidback vocalss. Includes "100 Weight Of Collie Weed", "Making Love", "Fret Them A Fret", "I'm Your Lover", "See Them A Come", "Call Of The Rastaman", "Never See Come See", "If This Girl Was Mine", "Soundman Clash" and "Let The Music Plays". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mad CurryMad Curry (180 gram pressing – with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $32.99
A trippy Belgian band with lots of heavy bass and Hammond, but no guitar at all – which makes for some wonderfully complex elements in their music! The bottom end is really right up front in the mix, but measured strongly with great work on saxophone as well – which often solos with the organ at a level that brings a fair bit of jazzy elements to the music! These guys are still very much on the rock side of the jazz/rock spectrum, but have a sound that really sets them apart from most of their European contemporaries as well – maybe a bit less posturing overall. Some vocals are by Viona Westra – who's somewhere in the Julie Driscoll/Norma Winstone side of the spectrum – and titles include "Big Ben", "Men", "Music The Reason Of Our Happiness", "The Worker", and "Sound For Tomorrow". Very cool reissue comes with fold-out sleeve, notes, and a bonus pic sleeve 7" single – with the tracks "Antwerp" and "Song For Cathren". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Baris MancoYeni Bir Gun ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
An overlooked late 70s album from the great Baris Manco – one that has the Turkish experimentalist unlocking even more strange corners of his music – finding a new way to combine eastern and western elements in his sound! The album's every bit as edgey and compelling as Manco's earlier work – and honestly played with an even greater proficiency for borrowing all the right bits from mainstream rock, and re-folding them into a darker Turkish sensibility – all with an undercurrent of politics that really brings a nice sense of irony to the whole thing! Sweet keyboards make some of these cuts stand out from earlier Manco work, and there's still lots of great guitar lines too – and as always, Baris has this style of singing that's instantly compelling, even beyond the boundaries of language. Titles include "2024", "Elveda Olum", "Bir Kelebegin Yasam Oykusu", "Gesi Baglare", "Coban Yildizi", and "Ne Ola Yar Ola". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yeni Bir Gun ... CD 15.99

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Cliff MartinezSolaris – Score From The Motion Picture (140 gram pic disc pressing) ... LP
Invada, 2002. New Copy (reissue).... $39.99 41.99
Really beautiful music for the George Clooney remake of Solaris – sounds that are quite different than those used in the Tarkovsky original, and which have a surprisingly pleasant feel at most moments! Light orchestrations are mixed with some key minimal passages on piano – resonating out in these slow, longform waves of melody – almost the sort of music you might expect to find in space, if it wasn't such a soundless wasteland! Titles include "First Sleep", "Is That What Everybody Wants", "Wormhole", "Wear Your Seat Belt", "Hi Energy Proton Accelerator", "Don't Blow It", and "Maybe You're My Puppet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice vinyl pressing – with bonus insert too!)

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Ross McHenry with Mark De Clive-LoweDistant Oceans (with bonus download) ... LP
First World (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
Sweet spacey grooves from bassist Ross McHenry – and a set that's made even better by a host of keyboards and electronics from Mark De Clive Lowe! The style of the record is strongly jazz – mostly played live, with some subtle effects and programs – but never enough to dampen the spontaneous spirit of the musicians – especially Mark on keyboards, and reedman Adam Page – who serves up some searing work on tenor and soprano sax that really sends the album home! Rhythms are nicely laidback – no over the top fusion here – and things slide along with this wonderfully spacey groove throughout. Titles include "Intercosmos", "Distant Oceans", "Griffith Park", "Stanley Park Dream", "Malmsbury Shale", and "Living On Both Sides". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus download of the whole album!)

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MerkinMusic From Merkin Manor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Out-Sider (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $25.99
Pretty hairy sounds from Merkin Manor – a group who have a great way of layering guitar lines over one another, then doing the same thing with the vocals! The approach is sunnier than you might expect – never that self-indulgent, thanks to good focus on the tunes' strongest elements – which usually crest most strongly when the voices come together along with the guitars! There's a bit of keyboards in the mix – usually buried a bit down – and the deftness of the interplay between rhythm and lead makes the album step out a lot more strongly than usual for a small indie set like this. Titles include "Watching You", "Sweet Country", "Todaze", "Take Some Time", "Ruby", and "Kind Of Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with an insert of notes, too!)

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Harry MoscoFor You Specially (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99 19.98
The first album as a solo act from Harry Mosco – better known for his previous music with The Funkees – one of the best Afro Funk combos of the early 70s! The style here is a nice expansion of that previous group's work – very heavily rooted in the right sort of basslines to kick things off right from the start, and produced with this nicely compressed vibe that keeps things tight, but never in a commercial way at all. Vocals, guitar, and keyboard are all layered together in this really wonderful way – and given a sweet kick by sharp work on drums, plus guest congas from Candido too. There's a real pan-global vibe to the record – a mode that's only partly African, and which also seems to borrow heavily from American, Brazilian, and Caribbean funk styles too. The leadoff track is a bit slow, but the rest of the record really sets things on fire very strongly – and titles include "Usassa Funk", "Consolation", "Ada Aku", "It Ain't Easy", and "Sweet Loving Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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New NasIllmatic XX (180 gram vinyl – plus download with 10 bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia, 1994. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99 24.98
20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of east coast street hop. Nasir, "World Is Yours", indeed. The original LP is all music – 100% lean, masterful production by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock and Q-Tip – and the titles include "NY State Of Mind", "Life's A B***h", "Half Time", "One Love", "Memory Lane", "Represent" and more. Illmatic XX is on remastered 180 gram vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary edition – 180 gram remastered vinyl, and includes a download for the full album – plus 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles.)
Also available Illmatic XX (plus bonus CD) ... CD 14.99

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Neo BoysSooner Or Later 1978 to 1980 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $16.99
Great girl-based punk from the Portland scene of the late 70s – an overlooked quartet who really sound tremendous here in a massive double-length set of tracks! The music is stark and spare – and has a quality that almost makes us feel like we've found a pile of lost Rough Trade singles from the time – music that's not really the same as most American groups of the time, but which has this special sensibility and a subtle sort of wit. Instrumentation is pretty conventional – in a punk rock sort of way – but that's also the appeal of the record, too! Titles include "Abnormal Chick", "Empty My Head", "Kids", "Put A Penny Pin", "Obscure Emotion", "Someday Maybe", "Time Keeps Time", "Cheap Labor", and "Broken Mirror". LP, Vinyl record album

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NomoNew Tones ... LP
Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy .... $9.99 16.98
Mindblowing work from one of the greatest new groups we've heard in years – Michigan's mighty Nomo, easily one of the greatest Afro Funk combos going! Nomo's got a tightness that surpasses most other heirs to Fela's throne – an intensely focused energy that's really tremendous – and which soars out with some jazzy touches on the horns that move the group into deeply soulful territory! There's way more going on here than just guitar riffing, percussion, and blasting horns – as Nomo's musical vision is really expansive, and often echoes with cosmic touches you never would have heard back in 70s Ethiopia! Electric instruments are used subtly, but really effectively – so that keyboards are matched with weird guitar parts and some especially great electrified gamelan and kalimba lines, the last of which are almost worth the price of the record alone. The whole thing's great – classic in its roots, but creative enough to have a boldly strong voice of its own – and our hats are off to Nomo for blowing us away even more here than with their already-great debut! Titles include "We Do We Go", "Nutones", "Hand & Mouth", "Fourth Ward", "Reasons", "New Song", "Divisions", "Sarvodaya", and "Book Of Right On". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Tones ... CD 5.99

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Orgasmo SonoreOmaggio A Bruno Nicolai Ed Alle Sue Musiche Per Il Cinema Giallo ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $20.99
Maybe the coolest record ever from this always-great group – one of the best contemporary acts to really get the sound of vintage soundtracks right – working here in a special package that features unusual vinyl, a great cover, and some amazing music within! The tunes are all from older Italian films of the 70s, all composed by the great Bruno Nicolai – but served up here by Orgasmo Sonore in this sublime blend of keyboards, strings, and other great elements – all with the feel of some vintage Ennio Morricone production! The LP plays at 45rpm, for extra-great fidelity – but it still features a total of six tracks that include "Panic In The Elevator", "Magico Incontro", "Sabba", "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte", "Gatti Rossi In Un Labirinto Di Vetro", and "La Coda Dello Scorpione". LP, Vinyl record album
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OscillotronEclipse ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
Weird and spooky sounds from Oscillotron – a one-man outfit, but working here in sharply cinematic splendor! The music here takes plenty of cues from the late 70s/early 80s horror generation – with some wonderfully dark keyboard lines that resonate strongly throughout the entire set – sometimes spare and moody, sometimes quite full and forceful! Like other titles on the great Cineploit label, this one has a new artist picking up a sweet retro cinematic vibe – and honestly carrying off the whole thing almost better than original film scores from years back. Titles include "Embryo", "Oracle", "Dawn", "Eclipse", "Terror" and "Assembly". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 250 copies include bonus CD.)

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Don PeakeHills Have Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
One Way Static, 1977. New Copy Gatefold .... $22.99
Very cool, very moody, and very much in the spirit you'd guess for this landmark film – a batch of short, stark tracks that are sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric, and really build nicely in the best style of late 70s horror soundtracks! Like classics from John Carpenter or Goblin, the music here has this newly-chilling feel – way more compelling than horror work of just a few years before, and with an edge that's maybe even more creepy away from the images on the screen. Most tracks are very short, and the record's got loads of them – a whopping 41 film cues that are completely cool all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1400 copies, packaged in a deluxe old school gatefold tip-on jacket with insert!)

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any singles himself – just sang on these in-house recordings as a way of demonstrating the strength of his songs! Yet Penn's vocals are amazing – as raspy and soulful as any of the big names who recorded his work – and backed here by superb Fame support by the core combo of Spooner Oldham on piano and organ, Jimmy Johnson on guitar, and Roger Hawkins on drums. Oldham co-wrote most of the tunes with Penn, and really gives them a slow-burning, all-soul feel with his keyboard lines – and although demo recordings, the production here is every bit as great as commercially-released material from Fame – making the collection sparkle like the lost album (or albums!) that Dan Penn never had at the time. Titles include "Keep On Talking", "Feed The Flame", "Strangest Feeling", "I Do", "It Tears Me Up", "Uptight Good Woman", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", "The Puppet", "Long Ago", "Slippin Around With You", and "Do Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)
Also available Fame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame ... CD 14.99

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Penny PennyShaka Bundu (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 22.98
The debut album from Penny Penny – and a really unique record that's gone onto have legendary status over the years! Penny Penny was an little-known laborer, working far from the music business – but burst out strongly with this album's unique hybrid of contemporary rhythms and older South African vocal modes – a style that has a mellower house rhythm bubbling through many tracks, yet served up with a style that's nicely rough around the edges – and way different than some of the slicker Afro pop of the time. The vocals – both great lead and chorus – really shine through in the approach – and the keyboards and beats feel more like they're added in afterward – still important, but almost a more subtle prompting of the groove. Titles include "Shaka Bundu", "Shichangani", "Shibandza", "Nzihere Bhi", "Dance Khomela", and "Milandu Bhe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files.)
Also available Shaka Bundu ... CD 8.99

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Alex Puddu with Edda Dell'OrsoRegistrazioni Al Buio (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy 2 LPs .... $24.99
A great step forward for Alex Puddu, and a real return to form for the legendary Edda Dell'Orso – that sublime soundtrack singer from the 60s and 70s who made magic with Ennio Morricone and some of his best Italian contemporaries! Puddu's always had a cinematic vision to his music, but he really takes it a step further here – using these beautifully full arrangements with a feel that's right up there with the best soundtrack or sound library work from Europe in years past – in a style that's funky sometimes, superb at all times, and especially great when Edda's eerie vocals come into play! Alex himself plays keyboards, organ, and lots of other instruments – and the set also has some great vibes and these really lean rhythms that hold the whole thing together wonderfully. Tracks include "Mother's Milk", "La Paura E Una Lama Di Ghiaccio", "Angeli Della Morte", "Alta Tensione 3am", "Il Canto Delle Orchidee", "Il Deserto Sotto La Pelle", and "Mirror Madness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Registrazioni Al Buio ... CD 18.99

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Sun RaStrange Celestial Road ... LP
Celestial, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, and bass in addition to the group's usual array of "out there" instrumentation. Players include Ra on keyboards, Michael Ray on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, Harry Wilson on vibes, and John Gilmore and Marshall Allen on reeds. The whole thing's got 3 long tracks – "Celestial Road", "Say", and "I'll Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strange Celestial Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Sun RaStrange Celestial Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Celestial, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, and bass in addition to the group's usual array of "out there" instrumentation. Players include Ra on keyboards, Michael Ray on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, Harry Wilson on vibes, and John Gilmore and Marshall Allen on reeds. The whole thing's got 3 long tracks – "Celestial Road", "Say", and "I'll Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strange Celestial Road ... LP 9.99

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraOther Strange Worlds (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1965. New Copy .... $21.99
Never-heard studio music from the legendary Sun Ra – material recorded right around the same time as the unique Strange Strings session – and which really stands as a "part 2" to that amazing record! The group here is very small – with both Sun Ra and John Gilmore handling a variety of different small stringed instruments, and Marshall Allen on kora as well – a trio of players who create these evocative sounds that used global instruments towards a more cosmic vibe – augmented by trombone from Ali Hassan and "space voice" from Art Jenkins! All group members play a bit of percussion, too – and Ra brings his keyboard skills to play on celeste and kalimba as well. The sound is very loose and open, but quite spiritual too – and the record is definitely one of the most unique Sun Ra sessions we've ever heard. Titles include "The Other Beings", "Journey Amongst The Stars", "Other Strange Worlds", "Celestial Beings", and "Voice Within The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download!)

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Sohail RanaKhyber Mail ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $21.99
Psychedelic keyboard grooves and funky sitar soundscapes from Sohail Rana – an accomplished Lollywood film music composer who also released some tripped out and more experimental records back in the day! Khyber Mail is just such a treasure – a great record that was funded by EMI Pakistan in 1969 – with a really unique sound that goes way past the usual Eastern styles of the time! The record blends global psych pop, soul, and funk influences with Sindh and Punjab folk inspiration – all in a range of rhythms and melodies that would sound unique from anyone, anywhere. Titles include "Khyber Mail", "Al-Vida", "Saat Maatray (Seven Beats)", "Soul Sitar", "Harvest Time", "Cobra Sway", "Indus Waves", "Chandni Aur Tum (Moonlight And You)", "Alladin", and "Shahbaz Qalandar (Sound Of Wonder)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rodion GALost Tapes (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99 24.99
Amazing electronics from the Romanian scene – mostly unreleased music from techno whiz Rodio Ladislau Rosca – all with a vibe that's somewhere between the best work of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream! The cuts are all spare, with lots of great keyboards – and the recording style has this spacey, echoey quality that's mighty nice too – giving the music a spaciousness that takes it past some of the colder modes of the European scene at the end of the 70s, with more of the warmth you might have gotten from German groups of the earlier electronic years. There's no vocals on any of these numbers – which leaves even more room for cool sounds and great keyboards – plus a fair bit of fuzzy guitar as well! Titles include "Diagonala", "Salt 83", "Zephyr", "Imagini Din Vis", "In Linistea Noptii", "Alpha Centauri", and "Caravane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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RokkI Want To Live High ... LP
Soul Craft/Numero, 1976. New Copy .... $15.99
An amazing bit of soulful funk from the 70s – never issued at the time, but with a mindblowing quality that we'd rank right next to some of our rare favorites from the decade! The set's not just rare for rare's sake – but has this sound that's really special – kind of a bottom that comes from jazz funk, which is then topped with righteous vocals from male and female members of the group – in a style that certainly echoes the 70s work by artists like Roy Ayers or Pleasure! There's some great flute in the lead at times, and plenty of keyboards – and although the music's upbeat, the approach is never club or disco – and instead still holds onto the jazzier elements in the way you'd find on the best Fantasy Records funk from the time. Titles include "Baby Please", "I Want To Live High", "It Better Git Better", "Don't Be No Fool", "Patience", and "You've Been Gone Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album

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Conrad SchnitzlerSilver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Qbico/Bureau B (Germany), 1974/1975. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Sublime electronics from Conrad Schnitzler – one of his excellent "color" albums of private recordings from the 70s – and maybe one of the most incredible of the bunch! As Asmus Tietchens says in the notes, "the future has already happened" – which may well be true, given the music on the disc – as Schnitzler works spare analogue electronics with a poetic, evocative quality that's still light years ahead of any of his contemporaries – and most of his followers too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sign Of FourHammer, Anvil, & Stirrup (2 x 10" vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 x 10 " .... $24.99
A totally great little set from Sign Of Four – a project of Miles Newbold from the Natural Yogurt Band – served up with an approach to exotic jazz funk that's even trippier than his previous work! Miles plays a load of live instruments here – vibes, flute, guitar, percussion, and keyboards – all sifted and filtered together with some cool studio work to sound very vintage, and very offbeat – like some weird Eastern take on American soul jazz of the 60s, or like a garage band trying their best to sound like Sun Ra! The music is some of the best new work we've ever heard on the Jazzman label – and really feels a lot more like some lost exotic record from years back – with titles that include "Samba Moderno", "Morocco", "Topsy Turvy", "Mirage", "Morphine", "Fruit Juice For Everyone", and "Sun Suite Humulus Lupulus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Totally great package – two 10" LPs, in a wraparound silkscreen sleeve!)

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs .... $26.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, but given some rootsier twists and more intense rhythms that also reflect the group's Colombian origin – a blend that's almost their way of paying back the rich reworking of Cuban grooves done by key African artists in the 70s – extrapolated here even further by Son Palenque. Most tunes are very heavy on percussion, and feature chorus vocals that support the strongly criss-crossing instrumentation – and even some more electric moments on guitar and keyboards still seem to quickly give way to acoustic rhythms. The set's the first-ever to focus on this unique group – and titles include "Alocusa", "El Mojan", "Itan Pamajate", "Achinagua", "Pa Bete", "Arriba Arriba", "Chofao Apele", "Atina Tina", "El Tigre", "Azuca Y Limon", and "Chande". LP, Vinyl record album

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Space LadySpace Lady's Greatest Hits ... LP
Night School (UK), Early 80s. New Copy .... $24.99
Really wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Space Lady – an artist who mostly performed on the streets of Boston and San Francisco in the 70s, but who also managed to make the handful of recordings featured in this set! The tunes are wonderfully spare, and surprisingly beautiful – often just Casio keyboards with bits of electronic processing, which is also extended to the vocals as well – which links the keys and lyrics in this spacey style that's completely sublime! At some level, Space Lady feels a bit like a street corner version of Laurie Anderson (who herself played many corners in the early years) – but there's also a more tuneful and naïve approach to the music as well, which gives the whole thing a really unique approach. In addition to the album's original tunes – like "Humdinger", "Synthesize Me", and "From The Womb To The Tomb" – the set features very cool versions of "Major Tom", "Fly Like An Eagle", "Born To Be Wild", and "Ballroom Blitz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tall NationalKaani (with download) ... LP
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
A key American release for one of the most popular bands in Niger – a really unique ensemble whose sound definitely reflects their cultures place at the crossroads of north Africa! The music is heavy on guitars – criss-crossing in ways that clearly take inspiration from high-life, but which have exotic tones that feel much more like music from Mali, too – almost kora-like inflections, which ring out wonderfully over bass and percussion, alongside vocals that have these rich inflections that are extremely musically too – and which are maybe even the most powerful element in the songs. Everything swirls together beautifully, in this hypnotic groove that never lets up for a minute – and which should hopefully get these guys the sort of exposure that they deserve. Titles include "Tchana", "Sarkin Fada", "Kountche", "Zigda", "Nouvelles", and "Kaani". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Kaani ... CD 12.99

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That's WhyBest Of That's Why ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99
Vocal jazz, but with plenty of tripped-out touches – hardly what you'd expect from a Norwegian group with plenty of Christian leanings! That's Why were one of the key groups to reform the sound of church music in Norway at the end of the 60s – and work here with a unique hybrid of jazz fusion, folk, and these wonderful scatting harmonies that really make the music sparkle – almost a Free Design sort of energy, but even more complicated overall! Given that the lyrics are Norwegian, you'll miss most of the spiritual messages in the tunes – but that gives you an even greater chance to focus on the cool interplay between electric piano, acoustic guitar, soaring vocals, and core modal rhythms – a wonderful blend that's unlike anything else we can think of. Titles include "Noe Annet", "Dyp Av Nade", "Udoyeleg", "Mattheus 25", "Tiden", "Children Of The Future Age", and "Den Oppstadne". LP, Vinyl record album

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ThelemaHearing The Light (with bonus CD) ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
A cinematic cover, and some cinematic music to match – one of the moodiest projects we've heard from the contemporary underground of artists inspired by older film soundtracks! Keyboards are the dominant instrument here – often used in spare, snakey ways that recall older European cinema – but with a quality that's less scene-setting than just purely musical – sometimes groovy, sometimes a lot more stark and atmospheric. There's a few moments of spoken Icelandic dialogue – and titles include "Ljos", "Close Your Eyes & See", "Become A Hearer", "Grey Evening", and "Still Hearing The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the entire album!)
Also available Hearing The Light ... CD 3.99

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Asmus TietchensDer Funfte Himmel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Audiplex/Bureau B (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue).... $20.99
Some of the most tuneful music we've ever heard from the enigmatic Asmus Tietchens – but a record that still shares much of the darkness of his other albums too! The tracks here are all played by a small combo – Das Zeitzeichenorchester – a group that's heavy on synth keyboards and "rhymusbox" – which means that most of the tracks have some sort of electric rhythm, but usually in a way that's much more subtle than most 80s electronic music – almost pulsating, usually gently, as the shifting layers of electronics match the sense of moody sound we love in Tietchens' other recordings. The approach is a bit like Der Plan at their best – and titles include "Soiree", "Fururum Drei", "Fast Foot", "Flut", "Lebende Regler", and "Hertzlicht". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Der Funfte Himmel ... CD 16.99

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Asmus TietchensNachtstucke (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Egg/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $20.99
Amazing early music from Asmus Tietchens – and just the kind of record that shows why his talents at the time were so unique! Tietchens has a way of bridging two different generations of experimental electronics – the late years of the German prog scene, and the newer wave of noisemakers from the UK – both scenes that this album would appeal to, but in a unique hybrid of both! The instrumentation is mostly electronic, and relatively spare – but much darker than the Cluster/Moebius side of the German spectrum – with moody tones and lots of shadowy corners that really reflect some of the more challenging elements that the TG generation were bringing to their music. Yet there's also no sense of over-indulgence, over-statement, or over-done themes – as Tietchens still hangs onto a minimal approach that really keeps the whole thing in very special territory. Things are never sleepy or head-nodding, but they're also never screechy or atonal, either – and maybe the biggest charm of the record is the way that these lovely melodies still have a way of sprouting up in the corners of the darkness. Titles include "Falter Lamento", "Intrada", "Trekk", "Erstes Nachstuck", "Zweites Nachstuck", and "Ultima Tundra". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nachtstucke ... CD 16.99

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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
A previously-unreleased live performance from the legendary Lobi Traore – and a wonderful way to hear the power of his music at work on the scene in Mali! The performance has a crispness that's different than some of Traore's studio recordings – maybe a bit more spontaneous and personal, with some especially wonderful inflections on his own lead electric guitar, which is matched by vocals that have this range that's really mindblowing – both hypnotic alone by themselves, and backed here with just a bit of bass, drums, and djembe. Titles include "Banani", "Ni Tugula Mogo Mi Ko", "Dibi", "Ne Kele Kanuba", and "Dunuya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD!)
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD 16.99

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New TRASE (Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble)Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
Never-heard sounds from this amazing UK duo – an early 80s outfit who went by the name of Tape Recorder & Synthesizer Ensemble – a very good choice, given the instrumentation on the set! Most of the music here is relatively spare, but surprisingly tuneful – kind of in a space between early Sheffield electronics and some of the catchier electro instrumental work of the mid 80s – often tweaked with experimental production and bits of tape, but usually just based around a guitar riff, a keyboard line, and a drum machine rhythm! Both musicians were in their teens at the time, and had no further aims of mainstream fame – but the record's easily as good as the best UK indie electronics on labels like Factory, Rough Trade, or Cherry Red at the time. Titles include "Sketch 1", "Harmonium", "Electronic Rock", "Talk To Me", "Unrequited Love", "We Are So Fragile", "This Life Of Yours", and "War Machine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tape Recorder & Synthesiser Ensemble ... CD 16.99

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New Laurence Vanay (Jacqueline Thibault)Evening Colours (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Lion, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99
Amazing music from Laurance Vanay – actually a recording name for Jacqueline Thibault, a hell of a great keyboardist but an artist the label thought would be better off billed as a man! The sound here is halfway between the spacey experiments of Brian Eno and Cluster, and some of the more ambitious sound library work of the time – particularly those rare moments when prog artist got to do some studio work! Thibault's keyboards are wonderful – lots of Fender Rhodes mixed with Hammond and early synth – usually spun out at an instrumental level that has the tunes building slowly in these really great layers of sound – almost like a Popol Vuh soundtrack, but a lot more tuneful too. There's a fragile complexity that really makes the music special – and unlike anything we've ever heard from the European scene of the time – and titles include "Alone In The Rain", "Evening Colours", "Forgotten Moments", "Twin Cities", "Eyes Closed On The Way", "Sunshine In My Heart", and "Underwater Light Reflection". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Evening Colours (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Webster Wraight EnsembleNo Lucky Days ... LP
Miso/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A really stunning collaboration between Charles Webster and Peter Wraight – the former mostly known for his house music, the latter an arranger for the Herbert big band sessions – coming together here in a lush new sound that's totally their own! There's an expansive feel to the record that definitely lives up to the cover – a rich landscape of sound, but also a bit misty at times too – never just a straight representation of Wraight's jazz and soundtrack modes, and instead this very textured, painter-like approach to music – one that's shimmering with beautiful tones and soulful vocals from Emilie Chick and Paul Randolph. Webster handles the keyboards and samples, and Wraight conducts a large group with reeds, brass, and even a bit of harp – and the record's got a far-reaching sound that's very unique, but which might sit nicely next to projects by Cinematic Orchestra or Chris Bowden. Titles include "A World Of Fire", "Rise", "Storm Clouds", "Unexpected News", "Nature & Light", and "The Ruins Of Britain". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Lucky Days ... CD 16.99

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Bernd WitthuserLieder Von Vampiren, Nonnen Und Toten ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $18.99
Weird folksy tunes done in a duo mode that often has Bernd Witthusser singing in tandem with Walter Westrupp – echoing a 60s male folk style, but turned towards dark subjects of vampires and death! The music is as eerie as you'd expect from the cover – sweet from the harmonies, but really unsettling overall – maybe because of the sweetness. Instrumentation is usually just acoustic guitar, but sometimes a bit of harmonica, xylophone, or ukulele – and titles include "Dracula", "Das Stille Grab", "Ich Bin Dahin", "Welcher Wechsel Doch Im Leben", "Die Beschworung", and "Hinuber Wall Ich". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton WrightFriends & Buddies ... LP
Alston, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the most unique albums to ever come out of the Miami soul scene of the 70s – a sublime set of work that we'd easily rank right up there with the best material of the time from Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder! Milton Wright has a really jazzy groove to his music – and he mixes his own acoustic guitar lines with warm keyboards and unusual rhythms that often have a bit of synth or moog – never too much, and almost more of a Mizell-like touch, but a bit more understated overall! The cuts are wonderfully written – quite righteous, almost with a Terry Callier sort of sensitivity – and Milton's vocals more than have the chops to live up to the heady batch of artists we're comparing him to in these notes. The sound is amazing throughout – one of those soul records that feels like nothing else you've ever heard, but which you can't live without once you've heard it! Titles include "Friends & Buddies", "Keep It Up", "Brothers & Sisters", "Get No Lovin' Tonight", "Po Man", "Black Man", and "Silence That You Keep". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry YoungLarry Young's Fuel ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Quite possibly the greatest Larry Young album of the post-Blue Note years – and a massive bit of funk that totally redefines his sound! Larry's working here with his hip group Fuel – an ensemble that features Laura Logan on lead vocals, giving the tunes a real focus through her lyrics – and letting them pack a bit more punch too, since her voice sounds a lot like Betty Davis at the time! Larry's keyboards are forceful, but never too over the top – and he's notched things down a bit to focus on the overall groove of the set – still keeping things adventurous on the keys, but also working in a mode that's much more heavily jazz funk! The album's one of THE essential electric jazz sets of the 70s – and features the classic break cut "Turn Out the Lights" – plus other great tracks that include "Floating", "Fuel for the Fire", "I Ching", "H+J=B (Hustle + Jam = Bread)" and "New York Electric Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... LP
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $14.99
Some of the hippest sounds ever recorded on the Afghan scene – and a great reminder that the nation's got some standout music if you know where to look! The package is the third whopping volume in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in the 70s, but still has a sound that's pretty darn fresh to our Western ears – a mix of psychedelic production, exotic instrumentation, and some surprisingly compelling lead vocals – which tend to hold us rapt, even though we can't understand the language! Instrumentation often features plenty of raw percussion and offbeat reed lines – mixed with keyboards and guitar, to create this pan-generational sound that's really unique. Titles include "Shaady Kunaid Aye Dostan", "Tu Barayem Mogadasi", "Duzdi Eshgam", "Ansiman Begoyed", "Kai Bashad Kai", and "Nay Nay Hargez". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1969. New Copy 2 LP Gatefols (reissue).... $28.99 39.98
An amazing movie in sound – supposedly music (and more) that was going to be used in a film project, issued to the public while Zappa was trying to raise money for production! The album's one of the most tripped-out studio efforts to date from the group – loads of overdubbing, and wonderfully complicated instrumentation – with some especially great keyboards from Don Preston and Ian Underwood, whose keys alone almost preface the future of fusion – while, at the same time, display some key links to 20th century avant music as well! Vocals are dropped in at just the right time, but the instrumental interplay is what really makes the record special – over many short tracks that include "Mr Green Genes", "We Can Shoot You", "Dog Breath Variations", "Sleeping In A Jar", "The Legend Of The Golden Arches", "Uncle Meat", "Cruising For Burgers", and "King Kong" in many variations. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Uncle Meat ... LP 24.99

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VariousBoddie Recording Company – Cleveland, Ohio (5LP set) ... LP
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 5LP .... $58.99 64.98
One of the coolest sets the Numero Group has ever released – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given their already-mighty catalog! Although the label issued a previous dip into the enigmatic Boddie Recording company of Cleveland, this massive package brings together a whopping 57 tracks from the Boddie studios and related labels – many of which have never been reissued before, even by Numero – and all of which offer up a mindblowing microcosm of the American scene in the 60s and 70s – a wealth of rare funk, soul, psych, gospel, and more – all of it the kind of gritty material that 45 collectors die for! But just as cool as the music is the package itself – a heavy box with a flap that fits around five LPs, two booklets, flyer reproductions, and even a Boddie greeting card! There's loads of rare photos, band information, studio details, and more – billed by Numero as a "self-contained record industry" in one box. Musically, the whole thing's right on par with other Numero releases – maybe even above them, given the wide range and depth of the collection – and artists include Bo & The Metros, Inter Circle, King James Version, Ricky Hodges, Jackie Russell, Angela Alexander, Frankie Pighee, Chantells, AC Jones, Harvey Hall, Headlines, Modern Detergents, Penny North, JC Akins, Little Anthony Mitchell, Gospel Fabulators, Royal Kings, Corinthian Singers, Brother Bill, Victory 5, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisco Reggae (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stix (France), 2013. New Copy .... $25.99
A great vintage-styled record – but one that features a host of contemporary artists, all working in the best spirit of 70s funky reggae! The set features tunes by Herbie Hancock, The Commodores, The Sugarhill Gang, and others – but all served up as dubby numbers with lots of funky elements – in the same style as the recent run of excellent 45s from the Stix Records label. A few of these cuts originally appeared as those singles, and they're mixed here with other tracks showing up for the first time ever – a great run of grooves that includes "Chameleon (Taggy Matcher disco mix)", "Money (7 Samurai disco 12" version)", "Music (The Dynamics disco 7" version)", "Brick House (Taggy Matcher disco mix)", "Suit & Tie (John Milk reggae version)", "Everybody's Talkin (Blundetto & Granmagneto orig 7" version)", "Rapper's Delight (Taggy Matcher dub)", and "Saturday Night Fever (Grandmagneto orig 7" version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl edition – super-heavy cover and vinyl!)

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New VariousElaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... LP
Compost (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
One of the coolest entries in this series so far – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the great music that Elaste has already given us! The set pushes past the boundaries of the dancefloor – to focus on cosmic cuts that might have gotten some play with DJs, but also really unlock a whole new world of listening too – moving from simpler electronic disco into a range of rhythms and sonic experiments that still sound as fresh today as they did when first cut back in the late 70s and early 80s! Some tunes have surprising warm elements, others have some starker touches that really set the tone for later techno – but are much simpler overall – and far more effective, too. Titles include "Gluttony" by Rinder & Lewis, "It's Heavy (Dompteur Mooner edit)" by Barbara Norris, "XXXO" by Equip, "Notice Me (notice the house mix)" by Sandee, "Beat It" by Disco D, "Mumbo Jumbo" by Cybotron, "Shake The Mind" by C Cat Trance, and "Raga Madhuvanti" by Charanjit Singh. Vinyl includes the bonus track "Quedarte" by Tambien. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Elaste Vol 4 – Meta Disco & Proto House –Originals Ahead Of Their Time – Compiled By Dompteur Mooner ... CD 15.99

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VariousFor Dancers Also ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
An early treasure from a great tradition in soul music – one of the first few compilations from Ace/Kent Records – issued way back in the early 80s, and still a treasure trove of great 60s soul after all these years! As you'd guess from the title, the tracks here are all upbeat and uptempo – numbers brought together for the Northern Soul audience in the UK, but which also represent a great sampling of underground soul from the US in the 60s! Many of these numbers mix rough-edged vocals with more tightly-crafted instrumentation – and the collection features a total of 16 tracks that include "Lay This Burden Down" by Mary Love, "You Just Cheat & Lie" by ZZ Hill, "Good Taste Of Love" by Danny Monday, "Wanting You" by Jimmy Bee, "Can It Be Me" by Mel Williams, "Hole In The Wall" by The Other Brothers, "Talkin Woman" by Lowell Fulsom, "What Kind Of Man Are You" by Jackie Day, "Country Girl" by The Johnny Otis Show, "Everybody Needs Love" by Willie Gauff & The Love Brothers, and "My Baby Needs Me" by Yvonne Baker. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIn The Dark – Detroit Is Back ... LP
Still Music, 2013. New Copy 3 LPs .... $28.99
Still Music returns to the contemporary Detroit underground – and the sound this time is even more amazing than their previous In The Dark collection – a really incredible illustration of the continuing vivid energy in this massive American urban space! Given the city's troubles in recent years, the power of the music has never been greater or more important – served up with an urgency that suddenly seems to imbue all the previous experimental modes with a new sense of meaning and possibility – a really hopeful, moving future for these mindblowing grooves. The music is warmer and more soulful than ever before – more spirit, more personality, yet still all the great electric touches we've loved in Detroit underground tracks for the past few decades. 3LP set features 12 tracks that include "Cash Neutral" by Alex Israel, "Free Your Mind" by Mike Agent X Clark, "As She Moves" by Raybone Jones & Jon Easley, "Cyber Love" by Reggie Dokes, "Cosmic Rituals" by Patrice Scott, "Bubble Wrap" by Alex Israel, "The Answer" by Craig Huckaby with Kelly Hayes, "The Fall Guy (part 1)" by Terrence Dixon, "Faygo" by DJ 3000, "Cyclops" by Keith Worthy, "2 Pace Back" by Gabba Monkey, and "Make It Work" by Marcellus Pittman. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Dark – Detroit Is Back ... CD 15.99

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VariousLet's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the coolest, grooviest, most hard-hitting volumes of this excellent series – and maybe the one that's got the most classic Latin vibe overall! The tracks here are mostly Latin Soul and boogaloo numbers from the late 60s – and a good number of them are from the never-ending genius of Latin giant Bobby Marin – paid homage to by Dean Rudland in his notes for the set. Dean hand-picked the cuts himself, and really goes past the obvious material from the time – reminding us that there's still lots of under-discovered gems from these wonderfully soulful years in Latin music – cuts that include "Say Listen" by The Nitty Sextet, "Pamoja Vatu" by Los Africanos, "It's A Feeling" by St Maartens Rolling Tones, "Knock On Wood" by Machito, "Cisco Kid" by Bobby Marin, "How I Feel" by Richie & PS 54 Schoolyard, "We Belong Together" by Giobel & The Latin Chords, "Hey Mr Skyjacker" by Bobby Marin, "You Got Me Jumpin" by Johnny Angel, and "The Little You Say" by Revolution Of St Vincent. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... CD 18.99

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VariousPurple Snow – Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (4LPs with book) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 LPs .... $77.99 84.98
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive package is one of the best-ever sets from the Numero Group – not just a brilliant collection of music, but a rich book-like presentation of this important time in the Twin Cities scene – with a huge booklet of notes, memories, and loads of vintage photos! The whole thing's like taking the quality of Numero's books and mixing it with the focus of their best compilations – and the heavy package is filled with loads and loads of gems that really re-map the whole rise to glory of some of the bigger names of the time. You'll hear sounds here by folks who later recorded under more famous labels, and other sublime cuts by groups who never fully got their due at the time – such as the wonderful Haze, a group we've always loved. Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and bass – but used in ways that are often a bit warmer and more spontaneous than the electric funk of later Minneapolis years – tied in more strongly to the sound of the underground in other American cities. Titles include "Get It On" by Prophets Of Peace, "I Love You" by Herman Jones, "Taste Of Love" by Aura, "Expense" by Cohesion, "It's The Things That You Do" by Flyte Tyme, "Higher" by Lewis Connection, "I Do Love My Lady" by Haze, "Stone Lover" by Music Love & Funk, "Together" by Rockie Robbins, "Do You Dare" by Alexander O'Neal, "I've Got My Eyes On You" by The Girls, "Can You Deal With It" by Quiet Storm, "Should I Or Should I Not" by Sue Ann Carwell, "No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby" by Mind & Matter, and "Oh Lover" by Orville Shannon. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Purple Snow – Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (2CDs with book) ... CD 36.99

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VariousRough Guide To African Disco (180 gram vinyl plus download) ... LP
Rough Guide, 1970s. New Copy .... $17.99 18.98
Nothing rough here – as the set's one of the smoothest we've ever heard in this legendary series – a tight collection of vintage tracks that really serve up an African take on the sound of American disco! Rhythms are tight and quick, but the overall approach is still very much in the best spirit of the 70s Afro Funk generation – lots of live percussion keeping things kicking, tight instrumental solos on keyboards and guitar, and mighty soulful vocals all around! Titles include "Dance The Body Music" by Osibisa, "Brand New Wayo" by Mixed Grill, "Kazet" by Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, "Be Africa" by Bibi Tanga & The Selenites, and "Oh Yeh Soweto" by Teaspoon & The Waves. LP, Vinyl record album
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Sam CookeAin't That Good News (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1964. New Copy .... Around April 19, 2014
Good news galore from the great Sam Cooke – maybe THE album in which he fully shows off his unique contribution to soul music in the 60s – that mix of raw and sweet, easygoing and progressive – a mode that had a huge impact at the time, and went onto become a strong influence for years to come! Key proof of this approach is the landmark track "A Change is Gonna Come" – a slyly righteous track that became a huge Civil Rights anthem and has continued to have social power for many years. And even the more mundane titles have a fresh approach too – like the hit "Another Saturday Night", and a host of other gems that include "Home", "No Second Time", "The Riddle Song", "Good Times", "Meet Me At Mary's Place", and "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day". (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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