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Sun RaSpringtime In Chicago ... CD
Golden Years (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Beautiful rare recordings by the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded in Chicago in the late 70s, but with a sound that takes us back to their much earlier years on Saturn! The recordings are pulled from the Waitawhile archive of Hartmut Geerken, and they're some of the most intimate, most sensitive ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 21.99
Really wonderful work from Sun Ra – a host of recordings cut at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s – always a very welcoming audience for the Arkestra at the time! We're not sure what was in the water, but it always seems like the group really hit their stride at the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sun Ra/Salah RagabSun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt ... CD
Golden Years (UK), Early 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Really unique recordings from the Sun Ra Arkestra – material recorded in Egypt during the early 70s and early 80s – juxtaposed with sessions from percussionist Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band! The work here has much more of a "jazz meets world" sound than some of Ra's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Yolanda RabunChristmastime ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
A really special Holiday set from Yolanda Rabun – a great little Christmas record that warmly mixes together jazz and soul with a timeless vibe that will have you playing this one for years to come! Yolanda takes her cues from some of the best seasonal albums of the 70s and 80s – and ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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Barbara RaimondiSingin Ornette ... CD
Blue Serge (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful idea for a jazz vocal album – a set based entirely around the compositions of Ornette Coleman, served up at a level that respects all the complexity of the originals! Given Coleman's highly idiosyncratic approach, it's hard to imagine a singer finding his tunes easy to work with ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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RaindropsRaindrops ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
Two girl singers, one guy – and a sound that's a lot more striking than you might expect! With a name like The Raindrops, you might expect echoey sadness – ala The Fleetwoods – but the approach here is more punched-up and rocking, with a surprisingly soulful undercurrent too! ... (Rock) read more CD

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Sheryl Lee RalphIn The Evening (with bonus tracks) ... CD
New York Music Company/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Catchy crossover soul from Sheryl Lee Ralph – a singer who'd graced the same Dreamgirls stage as part of the original trio with Jennifer Holliday – stepping out on her own in this debut solo set! The record features production and arrangements from Trevor Lawrence, who'd worked ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sid RaminStiletto – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the grooviest soundtracks you'll ever hope to own! Sid Ramin did a heck of a lot of work for TV soundtracks by the time this one came out – and he took all that experience, and came up with some fantastically swinging jazz tracks that have a sock-mod 60s ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Phil Ranelin & Tribe RenaissanceReminiscence – Live ... CD
Wide Hive, Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A great title for this one – given that the music here is right up there with the best Phil Ranelin recordings of the 70s! That likeness is no surprise, though – given that the group here is Phil's Tribe Renaissance ensemble – a lineup of players put together to recreate the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney Quartet Visits Paris Vol 1 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Sony (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic French session from one of the greatest American jazz guitarists of the 50s – the legendary Jimmy Raney, a player who mixed his hard-edge tone with a magically fluid groove! Jimmy's playing here on some great single-note lines – alongside a set of players that includes Bobby ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ranking DreadGirls Fiesta ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A girls fiesta that's swimming in dub – presented here by the legendary Ranking Dread – easily one of he most badass performers in reggae at the time! The record features some amazing production from Linval Thompson, who's really at the top of his game here – providing Dread with ... (Reggae) read more CD

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New Tom RappSunforest ... CD
Blue Thumb/Lemon (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Later work by Tom Rapp – recorded after his early years with Pearls Before Swine, when Rapp was working on his own as a singer/songwriter, and really expanding his own unique musical vision. The album's got surprisingly full backings – very different than the rough folksy touches of ... (Rock) read more CD

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Rare EarthGet Ready ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
The first really major album from Rare Earth – issued on their own self-named subsidiary of Motown! The set's a perfect blend of the rich undercurrents of the heady Detroit scene of the late 60s – at one level a tripped-out rock record with styles that almost hint at MC5, at another ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Get Ready ... LP 1.99

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RasaEverything You See Is Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Govinda/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A deeply spiritual group at the core – so much so that the songs here are all guided towards the aims of Krishna – but one who works with the best sort of jazzy soul styles of the late 70s! The album's become a surprising modern soul classic over the years – a record that was ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Rasputin's StashRasputin's Stash ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer debut from Rasputin Stash – a funky group who work with all the long-haired inspiration you'd expect from their name! The groove is a mix of guitars and tight horns – undercut by the kind of heavy basslines that later made the group a good fit for Curtom Records, and lots of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ray Goodman & BrownTake It To The Limit/Mood For Lovin' ... CD
EMI/Expansion (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of later albums from the trio of Ray, Goodman, & Brown – still going strong after their early years as The Moments! Take It To The Limit is an obscure mid 80s session from the former members of The Moments – recorded with a style that's a bit more electric and a bit more ... (Soul) read more CD

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Rebellum (Burnt Sugar Arkestra)Darknuss ... CD
Burnt Sugar/Avantgroidd, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A blistering blend of righteous sounds, funky jazz, and knowledge – very much in the best Burnt Sugar tradition, but served up here by their Rebellum offshoot! Lyrics and beats are from the mighty Greg Tate – and definitely reflect his long connection to progressive cultural ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Paolo RecchiaThree For Getz ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful blend of alto sax, guitar, and bass – served up at a level that reminds us of some of the Lee Konitz/Billy Bauer collaborations of the 50s – but with a sound that's a bit more soulful overall! Paolo Recchia handles the alto, and Enrico Bracco the guitar – and the only ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Red AstaireNuggets For The Needy Vol 2 ... CD
House Of Godis, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
It's been awhile since we've heard from Red Astaire (aka Freddie Cruger), but it's definitely been worth the wait – as it's given him time to dig through his vaults, and come up with this second volume of rare recordings! Most of these cuts have never been issued before – and represent ... (New Grooves) read more CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Freddie ReddRedd's Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
A real corker from Freddie Redd – and never issued at the time! Despite the fact that Freddie was part of one of the greatest sessions ever on Blue Note – the soundtrack to The Connection, done with Jackie McLean – he rarely got the chance to record more for the label, which is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Eric ReedBaddest Monk ... CD
Savant, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Eric Reed's no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this time around he's got a great approach – a fresh take on these modern classics, served up in soulful ways that definitely fit the "baddest" spirit of the title! There's even more of a rhythmic focus here than in the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Eric ReedGroovewise ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Groovewise, the record's a great one – one of the strongest in years from pianist Eric Reed – who works here in an open-ended live setting with Seamus Blake on tenor! The album's a great example of the way these Smoke Sessions records can really open up the right sort of artist – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Les ReedGirl On A Motorcycle/Les Bicyclettes De Belsize ... CD
RPM (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $8.99
Two bike-themed soundtracks back to back – both of them great! Girl On A Motorcycle was written for a strange biker film that starred Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon – and it's filled with lots of driving grooves, wailing organ lines, and jangly guitar parts. The whole thing's ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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New Reel PeopleSecond Guess ... CD
Papa (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $16.99
A stunning full length set from Reel People – soulful club with vocals by a variety of wonderful singers that include Angela Johnson, Vanessa Freeman, Dyanna Fearon, Sharlene Hector, and Jag! The set really lives up to the promise of Reel People's work on singles over the years – ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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New Reel PeopleSeven Ways To Wonder ... CD
Papa (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $16.99
These guys just keep on getting better and better – and with an album like this, Reel People may well be one of our favorite current combos for the dancefloor! The sound here is wonderfully soulful – a style that draws from a legacy of grooves that stretches back to Stevie Wonder, but ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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New Reel PeopleSeven Ways To Wonder – The Remixes ... CD
Papa (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $16.99
We totally loved Reel People's Seven Ways To Wonder album – and this special remix set is equally great – a package of wonderful new versions that features work from a host of hip producers! The set has all the soulful spirit of the original album, but also takes off in some more ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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New Reel People & OthersGolden Lady ... CD
RPM (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $16.99
The full scope of Reel People sounds – not just work by the core ensemble, but also material from Simon Grey, Renn, Choklate, BSTC, and others – all woven together in a rich rich tapestry of cosmic soul! The groove here is wonderful – that maturing of the spacey sounds that ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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Dianne ReevesBeautiful Life ... CD
Concord, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Dianne Reeves has always stood right on the balance between jazz and soul music – and although some of her more recent efforts have tended towards more of a classic torchy mode, this time around she's right back in the soulful territory we love best! The album's got help from a great array ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Martha Reeves & The VandellasBlack Magic ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – a set that's way past their early overheard hits for Motown, and which shows the group really stretching out with a new sort of power! There's definitely a bit of Black Magic in the mix – as there's a fresh feel ... (Soul) read more CD

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RegentsBarbara Ann ... CD
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A legendary set from The Regents – a blue-eyed vocal group who were every bit as important as The Four Seasons and Beach Boys, even though their legacy never lasted as long! The quintet are in top form here – really more soul than rock and pop, with an approach that's extremely ... (Rock) read more CD

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Elis ReginaElis (1974) ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Elis ReginaElis (1980) (aka Vento Do Maio) (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty sweet album by Elis Regina – and one of the last she ever did! The arrangements have a bit more of an electric jazz sound than usual – but they actually give her voice a nice sound, and create some nice lush soulful tracks that have a very sweet sound. Cesar Mariano is still ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Steve ReichRadio Rewrite/Electric Counterpoint/Piano Counterpoint ... CD
Nonesuch, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Three different pieces by the great Steve Reich – including one world premiere! The title of the CD refers to the longest work here – "Radio Rewrite", a compelling composition based around themes from the music of Radiohead – which are then really abstracted by Reich, ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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Clarence ReidClarence Reid On The Job ... CD
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost record from Clarence Reid – one of the most multi-talented artists on his scene, stepping out here with the depth and sensitivity of some of his best southern soul contemporaries of the 70s! Despite the fact that at the time of the record, Reid was simultaneously recording as ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Terry ReidRiver ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the oft-overlooked Terry Reid – a man who turned down an initial offer to be the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, but went on to record some great albums on his own! The album was Terry's first away from producer Mickie Most – and it's got a much more ... (Rock) read more CD

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Tomeka ReidSoundtrack To Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the coolest music we've ever heard from Tomeka Reid – a soundtrack for a film based on the Chicago school of imagist painting in the 60s – nicely scored with music from the windy city itself! Reid composed the different selections on the soundtrack – most of which are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Rempis Percussion QuartetPhalanx ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99
Two different slices of this powerful group from reedman Dave Rempis – one live performance from Milwaukee, the other from Antwerp – each taking up a CD each! The group gets their percussive name from the dual drums of Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly – players who bring a real ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry OchsSpectral ... CD
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Wonderfully complicated reed lines from the team of Dave Rempis on alto and Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax – augmented here by trumpeter Darren Johnson, whose instrumental tones are a perfect fit for the record! The style of the set's a bit like some of Ochs' early material with Rova ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, & Arveeayl RaAphelion ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
A trio of tracks by a tremendous trio – the wonderfully spiritual combo of Dave Rempis on saxes, Avreeayl Ra on percussion, and Joshua Abrams on bass, small harp, and guimbri! Abrams' presence is really felt here – and his growth towards even more soulful styles in recent years seems ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Althea ReneIn The Flow ... CD
Trippin' N' Rhythm, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the most dynamic albums we've ever heard from flutist Althea Rene – a set that's still got all her sweet soulful solo work firmly in place, but one that also adds in a bit more groove at the bottom too! The album's done in close collaboration with Michael Broening – who plays ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture ... (Soul) read more CD

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Resolution 88Resolution 88 ... CD
Synthethesia (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A really sweet set from the UK – recorded by a contemporary combo, but with a feel that's right up there with our favorite funky fusion from the 70s! The keyboards really dominate here, but they're nicely balanced against some excellent work on tenor sax – which rounds out the sound ... (Jazz) read more CD

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RevelationsRevelations ... CD
Help/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet sound library set from the early 70s Italian scene – the only album ever issued by The Revelations – a one-off studio combo with a very funky approach to electric jazz! The album's dripping with plenty of soul – and in a way, feels more like a sweet European take on late ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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Eric RevisIn Memory Of Things Yet Seen ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Really beautiful work from bassist Eric Revis – an album of subtle soul and really deep feelings – with a quality that's much more classic than some of the more contemporary material that we usually hear from the Clean Feed label – almost in an older avant space with echoes of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Burt Bacharach ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful recording of Burt Bacharach classics – done by Dutch singer Rita Reys, in a setting that makes the album one of her best from the 70s! Rita's got this airy, open style of vocalizing – a bit like Morgana King, but not as heavily handed – and that style really turns out ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Rita ReysRita Reys Sings Michel Legrand ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Dutch singer Rita Reys takes on the work of French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – and the result is one of her greatest albums of the 70s! Rita's take on Legrand's work is a bit different than some of her contemporaries – a bit more fluid, and somewhat emotive – almost more ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Rita Reys with Johnny GriffinThat Old Feeling ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A really special session from Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys – one that not only features familiar accompaniment from the trio of pianist Pim Jacobs, but which also includes some key tenor work from the great Johnny Griffin! By this point in her career, Rita had recorded quite often with Jacobs ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Pery Ribeiro/Bossa RioInternacional (Gemini V En Mexico/Pery/Bossa Rio/Alegria/Bossa Rio Live In Japan/Pery Ribeiro 1971/Pery Ribeiro 1972) (7CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $115.99
A really wonderful collection of work from Brazilian singer Pery Ribeiro – and a set that also features some rare material from the Bossa Rio group as well! Pery's a vocalist who was skilled in jazz, and cut some great bossa work in Brazil during the 60s – and this set acts as a great ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Sergio RicardoArrebentacao (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Equipe/Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
Beautiful sounds from Sergio Ricardo – a Brazilian artist we barely know at all, but who really won us over with this incredible album from the early 70s! There's a complicated vibe to the record right from the start – rich arrangements by Theo Barros that lie somewhere in a space ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Jerome RichardsonGoing To The Movies ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderful stuff – a rare one from the early 60s that has master reedman Jerome Richardson running through hip versions of hip tracks from hip (and not-so-hip) movies! Includes nice long versions of "Delilah" and "No Problem" (from Les Liasons Dangereuses), plus "Never ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sharon RidleyFull Moon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by the great Sharon Ridley – a hell of a great singer from the east coast scene, and one with the fullness of the best club divas of the time – but an approach that goes way way deeper overall! There's a sexy slink to the album that echoes Ridley's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Terry RileyLast Camel In Paris – Theatre Edouard VII, Paris, 10 November 1978 ... CD
Elision Fields, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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Terry RileyLes Yeux Fermes/Lifespan – Original Soundtracks ... CD
Elision Fields, 1972/1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lee RitenourRit ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sam RiversCelebration ... CD
Posi tone, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A freewheeling trio set from reedman Sam Rivers – the kind of hard-burning, open-ended record he does so well! Rivers' energy here is amazing – a fire that hasn't dimmed since the start of the 70s, when he first started letting loose like this – and throughout the course of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Archie RoachCreation (Charcoal Lane/Jamu Dreaming/Looking For Butter Boy/Sensual Being( (4CD set) ... CD
Mushroom/Warner (Australia), 1990/1993/1997/2002. New Copy 4 CDs ... $42.99
A great run of work from Archie Roach – one of the most important talents to come from the Australian rock scene in the 90s – heard here on four albums recorded for Mushroom Records, plus a host of bonus tracks as well! Archie's got a rootsy style that's not only timeless, but also has ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Freddie RoachBrown Sugar ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Smoking work on Hammond from Freddie Roach – a key player in the Blue Note lineup of the 60s, and a strong link between the label's soul jazz and modern sides! The sound here is a really beautiful one – partly in the organ/tenor mode forged by Baby Face Willette and John Patton in ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... CD
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Max RoachSwiss Radio Days Vol 35 – Recorded Live In Lausanne Part 1 – 1960 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Previously-unissued work by one of our favorite groups ever from drummer Max Roach – a mighty lineup that included Turrentine brothers Stanley on tenor and Tommy on trumpet, plus the great Julius Priester on trombone! The horns are amazing – balanced between the modern impulses of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonOne In Two/Two In One ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A genius collaboration between Max Roach and Anthony Braxton – a single performance that spans the entire record, and which showcases some of the best work by both players at the time! Roach is a real revelation here – coming off of an already experimental side of 70s sessions, but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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RoarRoar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $21.99
An obscure funky soul combo from the 80s – but one that includes key work from some older funky talents as well! ROAR gets lead vocal support from Alex Ligertwood, but really takes its strength from the instrumentation – which includes lots of keyboards from Chester Thompson, who you ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonAppetizer ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2005. New Copy ... $9.99
If this is an appetizer, we can't wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people's appetite for his next album – which is still a long way off – but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonEric Roberson Presents: The Vault Vol 1 ... CD
Eric Roberson, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99
Brilliant work from America's next great soul singer – the incredible Eric Roberson, one of the freshest male soul vocalists in years! At one level, Eric's work is steeped in the classic styles of Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye – but at another, it's completely without cliche or ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
(Back in print and featuring songs that did not appear on the 1.5 version!)

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Eric RobersonEric Roberson Presents: The Vault Vol 1.5 ... CD
Steel Petal, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
A heavily reworked version of Eric Roberson's massive Vault album – one of our favorite new soul releases of the past few years! This version shares a cover and title with the first version, but overall, it's practically a whole new record – with 8 songs out of 12 that are completely ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonEsoteric ... CD
Eric Roberson, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99
The genesis of a modern soul genius – Eric Roberson's first album, finally back in print, and filled with a wonderful assortment of early work! Eric kind of set this one up as an introduction to his wide range of talents – including notes in the booklet about each tune and the story of ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonLeft ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99
Instant genius from the mighty Eric Roberson – easily one of the greatest soul singers we've ever heard – and that's saying a lot, given how many records we've listened to over the years! Eric's one of the few artists who can bring a smile to our face from the very first note of a new ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonMusic Fan First ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99
Damn wonderful music from Eric Roberson – an artist who never lets us down! Eric's got a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – warm, wonderful, and full of joy – without any posturing modes at all, and a down to earth sensibility that's kept him at the top of our ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gabriele RobertoViaggio Sola (A Five Star Life) ... CD
Emergency (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
A string-heavy soundtrack, but one that's got a great deal of lightness too – a surprising swing in points, and a lean use of the instrumentation that's extremely beautiful, and very fresh! There's a slight jazz sensibility to the work – almost like some of the older Keith Jarrett ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.98
Powerful sounds from reed player Matana Roberts – the second chapter in her ambitious Coin Coin project, and one that's even more moving than the first! Mantana's got strong ties to the avant scenes in Chicago and New York – but works here in this very unusual style that also embraces ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Coin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 18.99

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Bert RobinsonI Promise You Love ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
Bert Robinson's got one of the deepest vocal styles in mainstream R&B for the late 80s – an approach that's rooted in classic modes, and set here to some more contemporary backings! The set features production by Al Hudson and the One Way team, plus the great Skip Drinkwater too – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bert RobinsonNo More Cold Nights ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Smokey RobinsonFree Soul – The Classics Of Smokey Robinson ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
A really fresh look at the music of Smokey Robinson – a package that mixes obscure tracks with hits, with a range that spans over two decades – all with the great Free Soul approach to a groove! The series normally focuses on sounds of the 70s – but here, they do a great job of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesHi, We're The Miracles ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – a set that's not only one of the first great records on Motown, but a set that also really links the label to the vocal scene in the rest of the country too! Although the record features a few hits, the overall presentation is nicely ... (Soul) read more CD

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Andrea RoccaLa Citta Ideale ... CD
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful soundtrack with a very subtle texture – one that comes from careful use of a number of different instrumental sounds, woven into a rich tapestry as the music moves on! Hammond figures strongly in some of the boldest moments, but the richness here really comes from offbeat use of ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Oscar RocchiAlchemy In Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Minstrel/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from Italian pianist Oscar Rocchi – a set that still holds onto some of the modern elements of his music, but which also shows a warmly lyrical side as well! That latter quality really comes through strongly in the flute lines of Hugo ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Rock A TeensWoo Hoo ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Partly a rock combo, partly a vocal group, and all together one of the greatest acts to record for Roulette Records at the start of the 60s! The Rock-A-Teens have this tremendous sound here – a core vibe that comes from their own instrumentation, with the sort of strong tenor and guitar you'd ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jess RodenPlayer Not The Game ... CD
Island (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The continuing evolution of the great Jess Roden – an lesser-known 70s talent who emerged from the jazz rock scene in the UK at the end of the 60s – but who's working here in a much more sophisticated mode! Jess always had a lot of soul in his style right from the start – that ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Rodion GABehind The Curtain – The Lost Album ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
The long lost first album from Rodion GA – the legendary electronic music pioneer from the Romanian scene of the 70s – equally talented as Cluster, Eno, or some of the best German forces of the time – but far more obscure, given the Iron Curtain of the time! The music is a heady ... (Rock) read more CD

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Pete RodriguezRight On! Ahi Na Ma! ... CD
All Art/West Side Latino, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
A great little record by Pete Rodriguez – one that seems to post-date his boogaloo work, rolling in more of a 70s salsa vein – still with plenty of wonderfully percussion numbers and soulful vocals! The record was recorded for the small All-Art label in New York, eventually reissued by ... (Latin) read more CD

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RodriguezCold Fact ... CD
Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano – but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Cold Fact (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New Jason RoebkeHigh Red Center ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Maybe the greatest work we've heard so far from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke – a key player on so many sessions for other jazzmen in recent years, but a hell of a visionary leader on his own! Roebke composed all new material for the record – and the set's performed by an octet that's ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available High Red Center ... CD 5.99

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DJ RogersLove Brought Me Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... (Soul) read more CD

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The Count ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Shorty Rogers courts Count Basie – but he does so in a way that's definitely all his own! The material may have Basie roots, but the overall execution is Shorty at his early 50s best – in a way that makes the album one of his strongest for RCA at the time – and that's saying a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Joe RolandJoe Roland ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little session with great mellow sound – and one of the few records ever cut by vibist Joe Roland! Once upon a time, we might have said Joe Roland a bit too soft for us – but this 1956 Bethlehem session has him playing in the company of a hip group that includes Freddie Redd on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sonny RollinsAfter The Bridge ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Rare work from the RCA years of Sonny Rollins – all recorded during the time of his groundbreaking albums for the label in the early 60s, but never issued until this much later Japanese package! The title is quite apt – as the whole set really shows the development that Rollins brought ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sonny RollinsRoad Shows Vol 3 ... CD
Okeh, 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99
The continuing exploration of the greatness of Sonny Rollins in a live setting – a format that's really made these Road Shows records more interesting than most of his studio work in recent years! The set features key live performances by Rollins from the past decade or so – all long ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Road Shows Vol 3 ... CD 6.99

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RonettesRonettes ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A girl group soul classic – the first-ever Ronettes album, recorded in the years before the group first hooked up with Phil Spector! Even back on this album from 1961, it's clear that the girls had a sound that would be huge – and they're working here with early (and great) production ... (Soul) read more CD

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RootsAnd Then You Shoot Your Cousin ... CD
Def Jam, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The Roots still delivering the goods after all these years! And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is seemingly one of their more uncompromising efforts, which is saying something for this crew. Their career arc to this point is as fascinating as ever – going from backing up and sharing credit with ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available And Then You Shoot Your Cousin ... LP 21.99

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Sonia RosaBossa Rosa De Sonia ... CD
Continental/Warner (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99
A rare 60s album by the lovely Sonia Rosa – lots of sweet bossa tunes, handled with a very light touch! The set's got Rosa singing and playing acoustic guitar in front of larger backings by Chiquinho Moraes – nice and jazzy on most of the tracks, with a sound that pushes Rosa past the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New David RoseDavid Rose Christmas Album ... CD
Capitol/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An obscure Christmas set from David "The Stripper" Rose – and one that's delivered with a lot more sensitivity for the Holidays than you might expect! Instrumentation here is fairly large and orchestral – and most tunes have lots of strings and woodwinds, scored with a ... (Holiday Music) read more CD
Also available David Rose Christmas Album ... LP 1.99

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Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record ... (Soul) read more CD

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Rose RoyceRose Royce Strikes Again ... CD
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Rose Royce in perfect hit mode – blending older styles of harmony soul and rolling funk with some of the late 70s better advances in production. Norman Whitfield's really pushing himself here, and if he only did one thing on this planet, we'd give him a big award for his wonderful work on ... (Soul) read more CD

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Leonard RosenmanFantastic Voyage ... CD
La La Land, 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Leonard Rosenman – and a key example of his strong talent for mixing acoustic instrumentation with very offbeat and eerie electronics! Rosenman had offered up this blend on other important science soundtracks of the 60s – but probably hit his ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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Frank RosolinoI Play Trombone ... CD
Bethlehem, 1956. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the best albums ever cut by trombonist Frank Rosolino – an open-ended quartet session that really lets him do his thing! The tracks are long, with plenty of room for solo space, and Frank's working with a really great quartet that includes the legendary Sonny Clark on piano – a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Annie Ross/Christopher LogueLoguerhythms – Songs From The Establishment (plus Red Bird & bonus tracks) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful blend of jazz and poetry – sometimes sung, sometimes spoken – and served up in a set of very hip UK albums from the early 60s! First up is Loguerhythms/Songs From The Establishment – a solo set by singer Annie Ross, done after she left the company of Jon Hendricks and ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Diana RossEaten Alive (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
Michael Jackson gave Diana Ross the big title hit for this set – a track that also features his own guest vocals too – but most of the record was handled strongly by Barry Gibb, who not only co-produced the set, but wrote most of the material as well! Ross has a strong crossover feel ... (Soul) read more CD

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Diana RossEvening With Diana Ross (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 18.99
A smoking live performance from Diana Ross – a double-length set that offers up the lady in all full aspects of her glory! Ross sings not just in the clubby soul mode that made her a huge act at the time, but also brings in echoes of older Motown moments, plus a fair bit of jazz inspiration ... (Soul) read more CD
(Limited edition.)
 
 



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