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Live In London 1971
Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy 2CD
Really stunning stuff – a never-heard live performance from early 70s London – one that features Gilberto Gil in exile, working alongside the great Gal Costa! The album's got a lean, stripped-down feel – similar acoustic instrumentation to both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso's ... CD
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Mandre
Motown/Fever Dream, 1977. New Copy
A classic set of spacey club from Mandre – aka Andre Lewis – an artist we'd place right up there with some of the best cosmic sounds from Dexter Wansel at the time, and maybe even some of the more space-bound club artists of the European scene as well! The album's got some wonderful ... CD
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Ancient Afrika/Shout (Japan), 1980. New Copy
Beautifully spiritual work from this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s – an AACM ensemble, and quite possibly one of the most soulful we've ever heard! There's a really spare, earthy approach to the work here – one that uses percussion, piano, and saxes from Light Henry Huff ... CD
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Gearbox (UK), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the most striking, most unusual settings for the voice of Leon Thomas we've ever heard – a rare 1970 performance with the Brit group Nucleus – done right at the same time that Thomas was recording his classics with Pharoah Sanders! The initial approach is similar, and the songs ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Solar/Sanctuary (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
All the best work from the legendary Whispers – material from their tremendous run on Solar Records – a time when the group really came into their own! The Whispers hit Solar as an act that had already been forging their harmonies in the indie underground for years – which makes ... CD
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Reprise/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4LP
The Reprise Records run of Captain Beefheart – presented here in a special package that also features a full album of never-issued rare material as well! Beefheart at Reprise was a real high point – as the Captain was still full of all the primal, gritty elements of the previous years ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Parlophone, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 4CD
A sweet sweet collection of work from David Bowie – and a package that's heavy on rarities too – many of which only previously saw the light of day on bootlegs! The set's put together as an overview of Bowie's best years – but it's really more geared towards rabid fans like us ... CD
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Solar/Sanctuary (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CDs
A massive package of grooves from Shalamar – a set that takes the trio from their early dancefloor fame in the 70s, through a range of great tracks from the decade beyond! The collection more than lives up to its promise, by offering up all the best singles of the group – some of which ... CD
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Laff/Rock Beat, 1970s. New Copy 4 CDs
A totally great collection of work from the Laff Records party label – home to some of the rawest, raunchiest soul-styled comedy records in the 70s! This sweet 4CD package is also way more than just a compilation – as it actually includes some of the label's best albums in their ... CD
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Boogie Chillun
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Sublime live work from John Lee Hooker – a set that features the legend on solo guitar and vocals, but recorded at a level that's even crisper and more personal than some of his other albums from the time! The performance is clearly pitched more towards the folk blues audience of the time, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dust To Digital, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2CDs & Book
An incredible portrait of the legendary Parchman Farm – legendary for its poor treatment of prisoners at a level that continued the slave legacy in America long into the 20th Century! The stunning package features vintage Alan Lomax recordings of music made at the prison, in a book that's ... CD
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Dust To Digital, Late 30s. New Copy
Amazing sounds and really gorgeous images – maybe one of the best book and CD combinations we've seen so far from the always-great Dust-To-Digital label! The volume features nearly four dozen vintage 78rpm recordings – all from the pre-WWII years, in a range of southern styles that ... CD
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Jacques Canetti/Because (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The roots of Brigitte Fontaine – and a really wonderful record that we love every bit as her later work – but in a completely different way! The style here is more strikingly jazzy in the territory of early 60s Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel – and the lyrics are mostly all by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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ECM (Germany), 1961. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
2 amazing albums from the 2nd version of the Jimmy Giuffre 3! After working with his first combo of Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall during the late 50s, Giuffre hooked up with a pair of younger modernists – Paul Bley and Steve Swallow – reintroducing the piano and bass to his trio format, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Riverside, 1961. New Copy 4LP
Magical trio recordings from the classic trio that featured Bill Evans on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a massive 3CD set of music, and one that brings together the complete June 1961 Village Vanguard recordings! The revolutionary bass work of LaFaro, and free-thinki ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sign Of The Myth (with download)
Roaratorio, 1973. New Copy
Tremendous work from Sun Ra – a studio recording from the early 70s, never issued before – but done around the same groundbreaking time as his few bits of new material for the Impulse label! The Arkestra is really reaching out here – ruminating with an intensity that demands to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing)
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... LP, Vinyl record album
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People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A brilliant new set from Rob Bailey – the man who gave us all the five volumes of Le Beat Bespoke – returning here with a very fresh take on the mod groove of the 60s! These tracks are more soul and jazz than Rob's previous efforts – still very much in the best modes that were ... CD
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Trialogue (deluxe edition)
Sunday (Germany), 2014. New Copy
Really spare, really beautiful sounds from the great Bugge Wesseltoft – working here on acoustic piano, alongside electronics from Henrik Schwarz and bass from Dan Berglund – a trio setting that's every bit as moody as Bugge's solo music on his own! The sound shapes are very murky at ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Montgomery Movement
Folkways/Numero, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coisa Boa
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
A rich new chapter in the career of Moreno Veloso – a set that steps off strongly from his work with the +2 trio, but in ways that are even more personal and poetic than before! The shift is a bit like that time when Caetano Veloso took all his previous experiments and found a more intimate ... LP, Vinyl record album
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MPS/Edel (Germany), 1970. New Copy
Not a free jazz set – as you might guess from the title – but an excellent mix of funk and rock elements with the sweet electric style of MPS jazz – a totally hip, slightly psych album that sits well with the label's classics from artists like Dave Pike or Dee Dee, Barry & The ... CD
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White Goddess
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. New Copy
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mellotronen (Sweden), 1971. New Copy
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cache/Finders Keepers (UK), 1980s. New Copy
Rare underground sounds from Germany in the 80s – unique 4-track home recordings that are low-fi and fringe-y, but also oddly tuneful and compelling! You can pretty much discard any preconceived notions of what you might expect from 80s underground Germany – there's hardly a strobe-lit ... CD
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Heavenly Sweetness (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Really hypnotic sounds from Ethiopian singer Kassa Tessema – heard here on two records from the 70s, both of which have a very ancient feel! Kassa has this very deep sound in his voice – a range that really goes down right to the bottom, with less of the higher tones of other Ethiopian ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic album of soul from Barbara Lynn – an oft-overlooked gem in the crown of Atlantic during their glory soul days in the 60s, and a singer with a raw soulful style that really deserved greater exploration! The album's filled with wonderful original tunes, written either by Barbara or ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Escandalo
Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
Not the Perez Prado of "King Of Mambo" fame, but actually his younger brother Pantaleon Perez Prado – working in a grittier early 70s Latin Funk mode than the more famous elder Perez! This Perez Prado plays bongos and congas – keeping a nicely thumping Latin beat underneath ... CD
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Fonit H602/603
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best ... CD
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Movement
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy
Plenty of movement from the great Gerardo Frisina – a set that's awash in all the Latin and modal elements we've always loved in his music – and a record that filled with jazzy touches throughout! Rhythms are both live and programmed – but even the latter have a very spontaneous ... CD
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GRP/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... CD
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Monastic Trio
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Think you've heard everything on Motown? Think again – because this sweet little set is filled with unissued 60s recordings by some of the best male singers on the label! The collection is a soul fan's dream come true – as the music here represents some real lost corners of Motown, ... CD
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Abnormal Sensations
Cacophonic (UK), 1973. New Copy
Italian soundtrack gurus Alessandro Alessandroni, Giuliano Sorgini and Giulia De Mutiis – working together under the pseudonyms Braen, Raskovich and Kema – and delivering a killer rare set of Abnormal Sensations! It tows the line tightly between seedy early 70s sound library/soundtrack ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soused
4AD, 2014. New Copy
Incredible work from Scott Walker – maybe the best album so far in his revival stretch of the last few decades – and a set that has even more depth and power than the previous albums! The album's a collaboration with Sunn0))) – who provide these dark textures and sonic patterns ... CD
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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A seminal set of work that follows a rich musical journey from South Africa to the London scene – a collection that traces the development of one of the most important jazz groups of their generation, an ensemble that had a tremendous impact at home, then became an even greater force in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alucinolandia (180 gram pressing)
Hot/Superfly (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Definitely a set to make you hallucinate – as the grooves are quite groovy, but in a really trippy way! The album's a bit like the classic Psicodelico set by Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a mix of older samba modes and wigged-out 60s sounds – sometimes odd production, sometimes offbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Epic/Beatball (Korea), 1972. New Copy
A wonderful little record from the 70s – not nearly the cosmic set you might imagine from the title, and instead a warmly-produced album that's in the best 70s smooth mellow style! These guys would fit nicely in a collection next to Crosby Stills & Nash or America – as they've got ... CD
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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... CD
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Omnivore, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The mid 90s Big Star revival – captured live at the New Daisy Theatre, on Beale Street – and the only professionally captured Big Star live performance of any era! This era of Big Star is led by group founders Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens, backed by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pharoah & The Underground – Primitive Jupiter
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy
The legendary Pharoah Sanders joins the Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground – and the result is one of the most striking records in years from everyone involved! Pharoah blows with this really open, searching sort of tone – wonderfully concerned with sound texture at points, and not nearly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy 4CD
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger ... CD
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Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs
That's not a baby floating in the water on the cover, and the set's not a batch of familiar Nirvana or Sub Pop sounds – but instead a very well-done collection that gets at the much deeper scene in the Pacific Northwest during the late 80s and early 90s! Make no mistake, there's still plenty ... CD
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No Record
Lion, 1968. New Copy
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Deutsche Grammophon, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 45 CDs
CD...$169.99 189.98
A monumental tribute to one of the first great conductors to grace the Deutsche Grammophon label – the imprint's biggest force in orchestral music in the years before Herbert Von Karajan! Much of the work here is from DG's mono years, but comes across with stunning fidelity – a sound ... CD
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Tandem – Vols 1 & 2 (LP sleeve edition)
Emanem (UK), 1979/1982. New Copy 2 CDs
Previously unreleased material from the duo of Bobby Bradford and John Carter – two players who created ferocious energy together in their famous LA quartet of the late 60s and early 70s, but who here get at a completely different sound of their talents! In a way, the record really ... CD
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Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Spoon/Mute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The massive debut from Can – one of our favorite art rock albums ever – and a record we can hardly believe was recorded in the late 60s given that it's a couple decades ahead of the pack! Monster Movie indeed roars – but does so with an unselfconscious feel that are the hallmark ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy
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 – ... CD
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Sin Gas
Bocian (Poland), 2013. New Copy
Two masterful improvisational talents, let looks on some very long tracks – and coming up with real magic in the process! Mats Gustafsson plays tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones for the record – and begins with some really deep textures – a sonic sensibility that shows Mats' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, 1970s. New Copy
LP...$99.99 105.00
Insane! This special package for the Darksorch Canticles comes with all the music in two formats – plus a bonus 45 – and (the best part!) an amazing game, with a special fold-out board, heavy box, two card decks, sliding cards, special multi-sided dice, 16 player spindles, and more! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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4 Men With Beards/Takoma, Mid 60s. New Copy 6LP (reissue)
LP...$106.99 129.99
An astounding box of folk guitar genius from John Fahey at his most essential – featuring 6 of his best and most influential 60s Takoma releases – all on 180 gram vinyl! The albums included are Blind Joe Death, Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites, Transfiguration Of Blind ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Super Bad
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... CD
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High Moon, 1973. New Copy
Arthur Lee and Love's unreleased record from 1973! Black Beauty is a more diverse and soulful set than a lot of what we've heard from Lee's harder rocking 70s years – and it's given a much-deserved top notch release by High Moon Records! It's raw in the best possible sense, with a live feel ... CD
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Musicor/Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs
CD...$94.99 129.98
The great George Jones in all his glory – heard here on some seminal sides for the Musicor label – a place where Jones really started to come into his own! These are the cuts that made Jones a legend – music that helped the singer refine some of his east Texas rough edges, but ... CD
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Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
A whole new side of the talents of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and a great one too – a Hammond-oriented trio outing that's quite different than any of his previous projects to date! We've grown to love Silveira for his sensitive shadings in Brazilian or acoustic projects – but he's a ... CD
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Bear Family (Germany), Mid 40s/Mid 50s. New Copy 8CDs & Book
CD...$193.99 230.98
An amazing 8 CD collection of rare rhythm & blues, jump tunes, and gospel-tinged soul from the Nashville independent scene of the 40s and 50s! Long, LONG before "Music City USA" was churning product the way it does today, Nashville had a true working class ethic along with the ... CD
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Def Jam, Mid 80s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 3 CDs
One of the coolest looking box sets we've ever stocked! It's a massive overview of the first 3 decades of classic Def Jam – covering a lot of stylistic territory traveled by the hip hop empire founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin back in the day – with a loads benchmark material ... CD
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Pay Jay, 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4 x 10 inch, cassett
LP...$198.99 209.98
A beautiful box set of classic and unreleased Dilla beats – with 4 X 10-inch EPs, the Lost Scrolls cassette with 4 previously unreleased beats, the King Of Beats commemorative booklet, and it comes in a hand-crafted box set, fabricated to look like a genuine, oft-used SP-1200 drum machine and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Moochin About, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 6 CDs
A wonderful collection of work from the French scene of the late 50s – a special package that brings together a whole host of jazz-based soundtracks, all written for some of the best films of the nouvelle vague generation! The box features 6CDs, and a special 72 page book with notes on the ... CD
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Borderline, 2014. New Copy 2 Volume Hardound Se
The ultimate version of the most complete reference on psychedelia ever compiled – the legendary Tapestry Of Delights – served up here in an oversized, two volume, hardcover version – limited to only 600 copies in the printing! Together, the books total over 2000 pages, with ... Book
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Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Copy
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on ... T-Shirt
 
Updated November 21, 2014


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