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Piero UmilianiSmog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... CD
Beat/Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – and a record that's probably best known for the worldwide hit "Mah Na Mah Na" – later made famous by Sesame Street, The Dave Pell Singers, and many others! The whole thing's wonderful, though – a ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Piero UmilianiTo-Day's Sound ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A gem of a record from the great Piero Umiliani – and maybe one of his funkiest, grooviest projects ever! The set is more sound library funk than soundtrack – and features some very strong keyboard work in the lead on most track – including Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and even ... (Sound Library) read more CD
(Comes in a slim case.)

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New Phil UpchurchUpchurch ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album from one of the greatest talents on the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s – guitarist Phil Upchurch, a player with an amazing sound! Phil could work in worlds that were equal parts soul and psychedelia – making his guitar a perfect accompaniment for the best ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Upchurch ... LP 33.99

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New Phil UpchurchWay I Feel ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest moments ever from guitarist Phil Upchurch – and one of the best from legendary arranger Charles Stepney too – a set that uses Upchurch's guitar in the same way that Stepney was using the piano of Ramsey Lewis in the late 60s! The record has full arrangements that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Caterina ValenteCaterina En France/Pariser Chic Pariser Charme ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1963/1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Caterina Valente sings in French – on two rare albums from the 60s! First up is Caterina En France – an album with French lyrics, but recorded in Belgium with backings from the group of Etienne Verschueren – an ensemble that's able to swing some of the best numbers with a ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Caterina ValenteWake Up & Shake Up/Ich War So Gern Bei Dir ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99
Two different albums from Caterina Valente – recorded in two different languages! Wake Up & Shake Up has Valente singing in English – something she didn't always do on record, but which comes off very well here – partly because the instrumentation is by Fats Sadi & The ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Dana ValeryNot The Flower But The Root (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A tremendous bit of Chicago soul – from a very unlikely source! Dana Valery's an Italian singer by birth, and spent some time on the London scene in the 60s – but she soars out here in the best sort of Windy City groove we've come to love from the Brunswick label – a sound and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Marcos e Sergio Paulo Valle with AzymuthO Fabuloso Fittipaldi – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally rare gem from Marcos Valle – and one of his most unusual recordings! The album is from the soundtrack from a film about the famous Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi – and the tracks are a very unusual mix of music by Valle with some spoken passages that might be ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos ValleEstatica ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $16.99
An incredible record from Marcos Valle – maybe our favorite-ever of his recent-revival years! The sound here is sublime – a warm blend of funky rhythms, bossa roots, and larger orchestrations – all very much in the spirit of those legendary albums that Valle recorded for ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1974) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album from Marcos Valle – and one of his rarest! The album is extremely hard to describe, but it's kind of a baroque extension of his groundbreaking work in the early 70s, with some of the best songwriting of his career, and majestic arrangements that sound great behind his ever- ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos ValleMustang Cor De Sangue ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos ValleO Compositor E O Cantor (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Stunning early work by the great Marcos Valle – a dreamy bit of bossa that virtually defines the genre! The album's one of the first to feature Marcos as a singer – a showcase for his work as a "cantor" after his reputation had been building as a composer – and the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos VallePrevisao Do Tempo ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
An insanely wonderful album that will always remain one of the all-time favorites of the Dusty Groove staff! This beautiful batch of tracks by Brazilian singer/songwriter Marcos Valle has him pushing waaaay past his bossa work of the 60s – into a cool 70s mix of electronics and sexy scoring, ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available
Previsao Do Tempo (Japanese version) ... CD 18.99
Previsao Do Tempo (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New Marcos ValleSamba '68 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Marcos ValleSamba Demais (plus bonus track) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare early work from the great Marcos Valle – and one of his first-ever albums! The record's very much in a moody bossa mode, and the orchestrations are wonderful – light, but never sleepy – really done with that unique new bent that Brazilian artists were using at the time, best ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Louis Van DykeNightwings ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful pianist with an incredible sense of lyricism and timing – yet one who's often sadly overlooked on our side of the Atlantic! This album's a great place to start with Louis Van Dyke – a way to hear his simple, elegant way with a tune – always informed with a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Louis Van DykeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Dutch pianist Louis Van Dyke has an amazing touch on the keys of the piano – one that's often very slow, and very spacious – so that each new note feels like a greatly-considered moment, even while the whole tune itself has a really strong sense of flow! Van Dyke pushes even farther ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD ... $31.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in ... (Jazz) read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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New Laurence Vanay (Jacqueline Thibault)Evening Colours (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CAM/Lion, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
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 ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Laurence Vanay (Jacqueline Thibault)Galaxies (with bonus tacks) ... CD
SFP/Lion, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Totally wonderful sounds from Laurance Vanay (aka Jacqueline Thibault) – an album that's heavy on keyboard sounds throughout – including these really moody Hammond organ lines that are handled in a style that's a lot closer to work on Fender Rhodes! The album's neither jazz nor prog ... (Rock) read more CD

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Ken Vandermark/David GrubbsParallax Sounds – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Cineparallax, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A really unusual set of music from an equally unusual film project – special sounds recorded for the film Parallax Sounds, a look at the very unique music climate in Chicago during the past decade or two! The work here is composed by key figures in the film – both David Grubbs and Ken ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Laura Vane & The VipertonesBodyquake ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Bodyquake (with download) ... LP 21.99

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Vanilla FudgeComplete Atco Singles ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of the coolest crossover groups of the 60s – a group who seemed able to merge equal parts soul and psychedelia into a unique style of their own – one that was freaky and fuzzy, but had a real sense of focus too! Guitars and Hammond lines explode at the fringes of all the best ... (Rock) read more CD

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Gino VannelliNightwalker ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $21.99
Gino Vannelli still going strong well into the 80s – hitting this sweet blend of soul, rock, and crossover vibes – all in a style he virtually invented for himself in the 70s! The long perm look may have kept Gino out of crates in later years, but there's a top-quality feel to the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2)

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Tata VegaTotally Tata ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Al Johnson's the man to thank for this one – as he's given Tata Vega a great mix of sophisticated soul and smooth modern arrangements that easily match his own great work at the time! The record's got a lot more depth than some of Tata's other work, and isn't afraid to slide into adult ... (Soul) read more CD

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Vi Velasco with Zoot SimsCantanto Bossa Nova ... CD
Colpix (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few albums ever cut by singer Vi Velasco – and a great vocal follow-up to the Zoot Sims bossa albums on Colpix! Zoot plays tenor on this record too – mixing his solos with Vi's vocals in a style that's like the interplay between Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto – with a ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoAbracaco ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Abracaco (Brazilian pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Caetano VelosoAbracaco (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Abracaco ... CD 16.99

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Caetano VelosoBicho (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweetly jazzy, funky, and soulful work from Caetano Veloso – a great departure from some of his headier work of the early 70s – and proof that he still sounds great, even when in sweetly melodic territory! The album's got some full backings from Perinho Albuquerque, but the sound is ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1969) (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album of pure genius – easily one of the greatest Brazilian albums ever, and a landmark set from the Tropicalia years! There's a brilliance here that's hard to describe accurately – quite possibly because the young Caetano Veloso is experimenting with so many new ideas, the album ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1971) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Caetano Veloso – a rare all-English language set, recorded in London during the years of his exile! The post-Tropicalia set is a fair bit different than any other Veloso album we can think of – not just because of the English language, but also ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1987) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
You know, the more we listen to Caetano Veloso, the more we realize that just about every record he made was fantastic! Take this record – it's got a late date, and you might think that it's going to be some sort of throwaway eighties pop material – but it's actually great, and sounds ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Caetano Veloso (1987) ... CD 7.99

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Caetano VelosoCinema Transcendental (with bonus track) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoCores Nomes ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Subtle brilliance from Caetano Veloso – just the sort of record to still remind you what a genius he can be, even when he's not hitting you over the head with his music! The style here is relatively straightforward MPB, but still done in a way that's head and shoulders above just about ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Caetano VelosoJoia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Caetano Veloso in a wonderfully intimate mode – singing in this great spare setting that features only a bit of minimal instrumentation on guitar, percussion, and keyboards – a style that's very much in the best territory of his Qualquer Coisa record! Veloso's vocals are wonderful in ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoLivro ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $13.99
A great 90s album by Caetano Veloso – a beautiful re-awakening of his genius in the later years of his career! The sound here is as fresh, creative, and personal as on some of Veloso's best post-Tropicalia albums of the 70s – served up in a blend of spare percussion, edgey guitars, and ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Caetano VelosoMuito (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A late 70s gem from Caetano Veloso – masterfully understated, and handled in a mature "no tricks" mode, one that he began adopting strongly as he increased his abilities in songwriting and arranging in the latter half of the decade! The tracks are less crazy than on earlier records ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoMuitos Carnavais (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base – a more grooving approach than usual – which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong vocals! There's some slight post-Tropicalia touches at time – a ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoMultishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
Caetano Veloso looks like a bit of an old geezer on the back cover of this live set – but damn if he isn't still one of the most exciting talents in the world, even alongside most of the contemporary generation too! The performance is a concert that's very much in the spirit of the studio ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Multishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco (DVD) ... DVD 24.99

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Caetano VelosoOutras Palavras ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure, simple genius from Caetano Veloso – a record that doesn't have all the striking elements of the early years, but which is equally powerful in its own right! Caetano's got a directness with his songwriting and vocals that's really wonderful – an ability to bring a bit of soul into ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Caetano VelosoQualquer Coisa (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really overlooked album from Caetano Veloso – one that's quite different than the more experimental modes of records like his Tropicalia sets, or his Araca Azul record – but with a unique charm that makes it every bit as special as those! The set's quite stripped-down and personal ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoTotalmente Demais – Ao Vivo ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic live set from Caetano Veloso – done in a very spare style, like some of his best work of the time! The album's a great return to basics after use of a rock band on some of Veloso's previous records – and features just Caetano's magical vocals with solo guitar backing – ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano VelosoUns ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
An extremely poetic little set from Caetano Veloso – very personal, and with some nice play with language on some of the album's best tracks – almost recalling his best intimate moments of the 70s! A few tracks are a bit more upbeat – with keyboards and a bit more electricity ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Caetano Veloso & Gal CostaDomingo ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful early duets from Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – much more of a bossa-styled album than any of the late 60s Tropicalia albums from the pair! The set's got a really wonderful sort of feel – bossa at some level, but also with some of the gentle darkness that Caetano and Gal ... (Brazil) read more CD

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VenturesHorse (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
One of the best late 60s albums by the Ventures – a lot more hard-wailing than usual – and done with a fair bit of influence from funk and soul music too! The title cut gives the album away nicely – as it's a cover of Cliff Nobles' classic funky 45 "The Horse", done ... (Rock) read more CD
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VenturesLive – The Ventures (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99
The Ventures live in Japan in 1970 – sounding every bit as sharp and searing as on their earlier albums, but with a trippier undercurrent as well! The tunes are groovier and fuzzier than ever before – and there's definitely some psych elements that come through in the cool tunings of ... (Rock) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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VenturesSwamp Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $32.99
The Ventures let their guitars get nice and fuzzy here – and mix things up with a bit of funk at the bottom, all in a mode that hits the swamp rock promised in the title! Mike Melvoin produced and arranged – and he brings in some grittier grooves than you might have expected from The ... (Rock) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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VenturesVentures On Stage 73 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99
The Ventures may have been flagging a bit in the American scene of the early 70s – but the group continued to play to great fame in Japan, where they recorded a series of excellent overseas live albums! This set's a stunner – a great lost chapter of the group that shows the aging ... (Rock) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Cecile VernyFear & Faith ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A wonderfully strong set from singer Cecile Verny – thanks to a backing combo who's as proud and bold as her vocals! Often, a singer like this never gets the sort of groove she deserves – sometimes lost amidst some fuller R&B arrangements, or under-whelmed by trippier abstract ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Elio Villafranca & The Jass SyncopatorsCaribbean Tinge – Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Heavy Latin grooves from pianist Elio Villafranca – working here with a great large lineup that's filled to the brim with heavyweight players! The session's the kind that you'll find at the best Club Coca Cola presentations – one of those rare moments where big money allows a special ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New VillainsLet's Dance With The Villains – The Batman Theme ... CD
Somerset/Rock Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
One of those great little 60s knockoff rock records – served up by a group of no-name musicians, but with a very groovy feel! We're guessing The Villains were a combo who were only cooked up for this project, but they've got a great sound throughout – a mod mix of garagey elements with ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Let's Dance With The Villains – The Batman Theme ... LP 21.99

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New Eddie Cleanhead VinsonOriginal Cleanhead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A really sweet late effort from bluesy soul singer and sax player Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – his dawn of the 70s comeback! Cleanhead covered a whole lot of stylistic range in earlier years, from big band vocalist, to R&B shouter, to bebop era alto sax player – and he comfortably ... (Blues) read more CD

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Viva VozViva Voz ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet groover from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this harmony group – a male/female sextet that mixes warm vocals with lively samba rhythms! The approach is fantastic, and unique – different than the breezier feel of bossa nova harmony groups, and with some ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Voices Of DarknessVoices Of Darkness (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A cool Cameroun combo from the 70s – one who ended up in Nigeria, and really picked up a heavy dose of Afro Funk too! The style here is really special – not just the usual Lagos-bred sounds of the time, but a unique hybrid of island elements and harder-riffing funk – served up ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Voices Of East HarlemRight On Be Free ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that's much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence that focuses most strongly on the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Vox Populi/Pacific 231Funk Off – Cut Chemist Presents Vox Populi ... CD
A Stable Sound, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Seminal sounds from the French underground of the early 80s – music from the group Vox Populi, plus the related Pacific 231 – both with a dark edge that rivals the best coming out of the north of England during the post-punk years! Like Cabaret Voltaire or 23 Skidoo, these guys really ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available
Funk Off – Cut Chemist Presents Vox Populi (includes bonus 7 inch) ... LP 24.99
Funk Off – Cut Chemist Presents Vox Populi ... CD 9.99

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VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Tempest In The Colosseum ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A defnite tempest from the start to the finish – and a brilliant live demonstration of the mighty powers of the VSOP group! The ensemble features soaring acoustic sounds from the quintet lineup of Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on piano, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sunao WadaCoco's Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
A cooking little record from Japanese guitarist Sunao Wada – one with plenty of offbeat touches! Like many of the albums on the Three Blind Mice label from the time, this one's a bit hard to peg – because the moods and styles shift a bit from track to track, and there's an openly ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Wailers BandMajestic Warriors (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
Post-Bob Marley work from The Wailers – a set recorded for the mostly-soul Tabu label, but one that still carries on the spirit of their legacy of the 70s! Production is surprisingly faithful – very much what you'd expect an evolved Wailers to sound like a decade after the passing of ... (Reggae) read more CD

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Wanda WaldenSearchin' For Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A great little soul set from Wanda Walden – and probably one of the best things to come from the Narada Michael Walden camp in the early 80s! Narada produced and arranged, but the record's got a deeper feel than any of his own work of the time – a more soulful quality that's smooth, ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Mal WaldronImpressions ... CD
New Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $22.99
Incredible early work from Mal Waldron – a trio session, but one with a lot of dark edges! The group features Addison Farmer on bass and Al Heath on drums – and the tracks are played with lots of shades of blue – and a nicely restrained modern edge that still has plenty of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Mal WaldronLeft Alone ... CD
Bethlehem, 1959. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A beautiful album by Mal Waldron – recorded in 1960, after the passing of Billie Holiday, and a very loving tribute by Waldron, who was her accompanist for a number of years. The set moves way past the usual "Holiday songbook" mode, and features instead a dark batch of tracks, two ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Left Alone (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Mal WaldronLeft Alone (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album by Mal Waldron – recorded in 1960, after the passing of Billie Holiday, and a very loving tribute by Waldron, who was her accompanist for a number of years. The set moves way past the usual "Holiday songbook" mode, and features instead a dark batch of tracks, two ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Left Alone ... CD 8.99

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Mal WaldronMal 3 – Sounds ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $15.99
A really wonderful album from Mal Waldron – quite different than most of his other records from the 50s, and done with a righteous undercurrent that almost points the way towards the Strata East generation of the 70s! The set's one of Mal's few 50s albums as a leader to feature horns ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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David T WalkerAhimsa ... CD
Half Moon/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Great 80s work from guitarist David T Walker – the kind of set that's really a cut above most other mainstream electric jazz of this type from the time – thanks to excellent solos from Walker, and contributions by a host of well-known guest stars! Walker's got that great bluesy quality ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Scott WalkerScott – The Collection 1967 to 1970 (5CD set) ... CD
Fontana/Mercury (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $36.99
Some of the greatest music ever recorded – seminal sounds from one of the most enigmatic artists to ever walk into a recording studio! This wonderful set brings together the five key albums in the early career of Scott Walker – Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, and Til The Band Comes ... (Rock) read more CD

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T Bone WalkerEvery Day I Have The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A sweet funky set from the mighty T-Bone Walker – a record that still includes loads of his wickedly sharp guitar lines, but which also gives him a tight groove with electric bass and great drums from the legendary Paul Humphrey! The bottom end here kicks as much as Walker's work on the top ... (Blues) read more CD

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T Bone WalkerSuper Black Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little set from T-Bone – recorded at the end of the 60s, with a lineup that includes other blues musicians like Joe Turner, Otis Spann, and George Harmonica Smith, plus jazz funk players like Paul Humphrey and Ernie Watts! The vibe is very laidback – and most tracks on the ... (Blues) read more CD

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Cedar WaltonAnimation/Soundscapes ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A long-overdue reissue – both of Cedar Walton's fusion albums for Columbia – back to back on a single CD! Animation is one of Cedar Walton's mid 70s funky jazz efforts – acoustic keys often traded for electric piano, grooving with a funky bigger band, almost in a Ramsey Lewis ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Walter WanderleyCheganca ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Bossa nova meets organ jazz – a real classic from the great Walter Wanderley, recorded right on the heels of his famous Rain Forest album for Verve! This set's in a very similar format to that one – core trio grooving with organ, bass, and drums – sometimes augmented with added ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Cheganca (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99

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Walter WanderleyMoondreams ... CD
A&M/CTI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Walter Wanderley opens up wonderfully on both organ and electric harpsichord here – going for a very different sound than on his earlier records, and with plenty of great late 60s CTI touches! The music is as heavenly as you might guess from the title – a dreamy recasting of Brazilian ... (Brazil) read more CD

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War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer moment in 70s soul – but kind of a lost gem, too – given that the album was issued by Chess Records, but features a number of big names who mostly recorded for other companies! The live performance was recorded at the first annual benefit for the Black Congressional Caucus ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Clara Ward & The Ward SingersGospel Concert – Recorded Live ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A spirit-moving live set from Clara Ward and her singers – recorded at the Apollo Theater with a really powerful sound! The concert predates James Brown's famous Apollo set by a year – and has an equally vibrant feel – a really gritty, unbridled quality that's quite different ... (Gospel) read more CD

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Leon WareLeon Ware (1972) ... CD
United Artists/Solaris, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Sublime work from Leon Ware – the mellow soul master who's one of our favorite talents of the 70s! This album is Leon's first – recorded years before he did his records for Motown and Elektra – and it's done with a less polished sound that's a striking contrast to some of his ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Leon WareLeon Ware (1982) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal modern soul from the great Leon Ware – an artist who had a great influence on the sound of mellow Motown in the 70s, but who's sounding even better here in an early 80s California groove! Leon's smooth, sophisticated, and very much his own man on the set – unabashedly upfront ... (Soul) read more CD
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Leon Ware (1982) ... CD 9.99

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Leon WareMusical Massage (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Gordy/Motown, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70s! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dee Dee WarwickComplete Atco Recordings ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
Beautiful soul vocals from Dee Dee Warwick – the entirety of her work for Atco – all of it recorded between 1970 and 1972! Dee Dee had a pretty successful run as a solo singer for Mercury before moving to Atco, to say nothing of her pedigree as a session singer over the years, hitting ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dee Dee WarwickI Want To Be With You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dee Dee WarwickTurning Around ... CD
Atco (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest moments ever from Dee Dee Warwick – and a set that definitely shows her to be one of the more soulful members of her famous family! The set's got a much deeper soul sound than some of Dee Dee's other material – as Atlantic has Warwick working down at Criteria ... (Soul) read more CD

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs ... $12.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Grover Washington JrInside Moves ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
If there's anyone we trust with a fusion groove, it's the great Grover Washington – as Washington's 70s albums for Kudu are still the blueprint for mixing saxophone solos with electric jazzy backing – a rich legacy he continued strongly into later years! This early 80s set has ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Grover Washington JrStrawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1987/1988/1989. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Grover Washington Jr's first few albums for Columbia – Strawberry Moon, Then & Now and Time Out Of Mind – together in a 2CD set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeOutra Vez ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
One of our favorite sides of music from Sadao Watanabe – his ongoing love of Brazilian jazz and the bossa nova format – served up here in a sweet small group set that's got all the sparkle and charm of his vintage bossa albums of the 60s! Watanabe's alto has this wonderfully feeling ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSwiss Air ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A hard-burning live set from the great Sadao Watanabe – still very much in his bolder, more spiritual style of the early 70s – despite a more fusion-styled look on the cover! The tracks are long, and Watanabe's work on reeds is really brilliant – informed and opened up by the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Nick WaterhouseHolly ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Damn deep grooves from Nick Waterhouse – a singer we've always liked a lot, and one who really seems to sharpen his edge here with some great elements from older R&B! Nick's already proved himself to be one heck of a soulful vocalist – and this time around he picks up more grit ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Muddy WatersAfter The Rain ... CD
Cadet/Get On Down, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Muddy's grooving hard and funky – with help from Cadet studio funksters like Charles Stepney, Phil Upchurch, Louis Satterfield, and Morris Jennings – one of the best ever of the once oft-maligned, now oft-beloved funk era Chess/Cadet albums! After The Rain has more of Muddy's classic ... (Blues) read more CD

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years ... (Blues) read more CD

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 9.99

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Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first ... (Blues) read more CD

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Muddy WatersRare & Unissued (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare and unissued work from Muddy Waters – mostly from his first decade at Chess Records – a time when both Waters and the label were helping reinvent the sound of blues in the postwar years! Muddy's already-released material is already so strong, it's hard to imagine the need for a ... (Blues) read more CD

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Unk In Funk ... CD 2.99

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New Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin Wolf, & OthersFolk Festival Of The Blues ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
Not the folk festival you might expect – especially given that the blues here are electric – and a set that was recorded at a small Chicago club, not some stuffy outdoor concert on the east coast! The album's an early powerhouse meeting of the best Chess blues talents at the time ... (Blues) read more CD

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New WatersWatercolors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... (Soul) read more CD

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Lal WatersonTeach Me to Be a Summer's Morning – A Portrait of Lal Waterson (book with CD) ... CD
Fledgling (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $39.99
A really wonderful package – maybe the first to ever show the full brilliance of the lovely Lal Waterson! The package mixes together Lal's folksy music with a book of drawings, paintings, writing, and poems – presented in a very cool notebook-style that makes the whole thing feel like ... (Rock) read more CD

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Ernie WattsChariots Of Fire ... CD
Qwest (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Don't let the title and cover put you off – because the album's neither a version of the Chariots Of Fire soundtrack, nor the kind of hokey effort you might expect! Instead, the record's one of a great line of soulful 80s fusion sets from Ernie Watts – a player with roots in spiritual ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ernie WattsMusican ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet 80s fusion from saxophonist Ernie Watts – one of his key albums as a leader in that decade, after countless years as a session player on other folks' records! The album's mostly jazz, but there's also a soul component as well – thanks to vocals from Phil Perry on some of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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We All TogetherWe All Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite South American rock records of all time – and maybe even one of our favorite rock albums too – a magnificent set by this sublime Peruvian group – done with a sound that's somewhere between late Beatles, early Bee Gees, and ELO in their prime! Yet the ... (Rock) read more CD
(Great new remastering, with bonus poster too – limited to 400 copies!)

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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