Baby Huey is back – and lots more new arrivals too!


Dirty Computer
Bad Boy, 2018.
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... CD (Neo Soul CD)
Curtom/Rhino/Run Out Groove, Early 70s. 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Uplift The People
Ogun (UK), 2018.
The spiritual sound of drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo is alive and well – the one light still burning from the legendary Blue Notes jazz ensemble from South Africa – and one who's taken the righteous power of that group well into the 21st Century! The music here is as uplifting as the ... CD (Jazz CD)
Resilience, 2018.
They already had us at "Eddie Jefferson" – because the late jazz vocalist is one of our favorite singers of all time – but the set's even better than we might have expected, and has us digging into Allan Harris even more than before! The tunes here are all songs that Eddie ... CD (Vocalists CD)
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970.
Fantastic work from a group who are way more than just the sum of their name! The combo is definitely jazz, only a bit rock, and really provide a funky experience on most of their numbers – in the same sort of wicked blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements that you'd find on MPS Records ... CD (Jazz CD)
Genes & Spirits
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), Late 90s. 2LP Gatefold
An overlooked bit of spiritual jazz from the 90s – issued at a time when the South African scene was really hitting a new level of creative energy, even though much of it wasn't always recognized by audiences over here in the US! The set's got this powerful fusion of ideas – older ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Motown/Universal (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. 2LP Gatefold
Funky cuts from the Motown catalog – a set that mixes key classics with a number of overlooked album cuts – all to remind us that the Motor City label could get plenty heavy in the groove! There's a few cuts here you'll know from hip hop samples, a few you'll remember for their own ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 2018.
A beautiful tribute to pianist Jef Gilson – one of the hippest French jazz talents of the 60s and 70s – put together by a combo who take their name from his legendary Palm Records label! The group here are a quartet, and they work with wonderfully moody use of Hohner electric piano by ... CD (Jazz CD)
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Rare grooves from the French scene's trippiest years – the kind of cuts that will come as a good addition to your well-played records by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! Most of this work is much more obscure, but mostly comes from the same time – the late 60s and early 70s, despite ... LP, Vinyl record album (French LP)
Absorbed Love
678 Records (Netherlands), Mid 70s.
Pianist Rob Franken left this planet all too soon – passing away in his early 40s in 1983 – but during the 70s, he recorded a wealth of fantastic sessions on the Dutch jazz scene – including this rare batch of tracks that are issued here for the first time ever! The tunes are all ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. 2LP
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
1990
Family Groove, 1990/2018. 2LP
A completely unreleased relic from the dawn of the 90s LA hip hop underground by The Nonce – predating the classic mid decade World Ulitimate LP and early singles by a few years! There's a rawer energy to some of the tracks that almost indicates their youth – still just teenagers here ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Discobertas (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. 4CD
A huge addition to the 70s and 80s catalog of keyboardist Joao Donato – pulled from a time when the bossa genius wasn't getting as much time to record as before, but was still overflowing with fantastic new ideas! The set begins with a CD of rarities – including keyboard-heavy demos ... CD (Brazil CD)
Jackpot, 1988. 2LP
A never-issued live set from the great last chapter in Sun Ra's career – that moment when the Arkestra was finally getting the global attention it deserved, and was working with even more confidence than before! During the period, Ra had this great way of folding in older strands of jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Together
678 Records (Netherlands), 1972/1975.
Fantastic Fender Rhodes and other cool keyboards – served up in rare 70s sessions from Dutch jazz legend Rob Franken – tracks that are only making their first appearance here! The record has a mighty lean groove overall – usually just Rob's electric piano and organ in a quartet ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Well Kept Secret
Shemp/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1984. Gatefold
One of the most striking Don Pullen albums of the 80s – a beautifully open session that has the pianist co-leading a version of the 360 Experience group of drummer Beaver Harris – with an excellent lineup that also features Ricky Ford on tenor sax, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Buster ... CD (Jazz CD)
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s.
A brilliant slice of early work from guitarist Duck Baker – an artist who's blossomed strongly in the jazz world in recent decades, but who here is maybe closer to the roots of earlier music – and works with this fantastic interweaving of blues, folk, swing, and early jazz modes! The ... CD (Jazz CD)
Everything's Fine
Mello Music Group, 2018. 2LP
Everything's more than fine on this record – it's one of the finest, most focused projects we've heard from Jean & Quelle – and it's as mesmerizing on the production side as it is dexterous in the rhyme department! The overriding theme is keeping things on an even keel in these ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Cinevox/AMS (Italy), 1979. (reissue)
One of the heaviest soundtracks scored by Goblin during the 70s – with lots of funky club influences, and a funky disco sound on a number of tracks that feature vocals by the great European club diva Asha Pulthi. Pulthi sings on the tracks "The Whip" and "The Sound Of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Concrete Jungle Dub
Dub Store (Japan), 1976. (reissue)
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Reggae LP)

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Updated April 26, 2018


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