Lots of unusual new arrivals today!


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Cinedelic (Italy), 1974.
A totally cool soundtrack from Egisto Macchi – very much in the spirit of his other, darker work from the 70s – and quite an unusual spin on a spy soundtrack! There's definitely some older elements in the mix, but they're often refracted through some more modern conceptions – so ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Disco Connection
ABC/Stax (UK), 1975.
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" ... CD
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Chess/Kent (UK), Late 60s.
Chicago meets Muscle Shoals – a monumental moment in late 60s soul that's never fully been given its due before! The set brings together work from the late 60s period in which Chicago's Chess Records issued a slew of incredible singles recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals – deep ... CD
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Kent (UK), 1970s/Early 80s.
One of the most supremely soulful compilations we've heard in years – and easily the deepest in this series to date! From the start, Kent's Masterpieces Of Modern Soul collections have been all about bringing rare gems to fresh ears, and they've really outdone themselves here. A solid ... CD
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s.
A great installment in one of our favorite sound library series ever – one of the few we can really trust for consistently funky, consistently soulful work every single time – with a top-shelf level of grooves like this! These guys really dig hard to get past the obvious – and ... CD
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Three On Two
Posi tone, 2015.
A killer from trumpeter Joe Magnarelli – an artist we've already begun to appreciate a lot for his recent work on the Posi-tone label – but a player who really wins us over with this sweet little set! The record sparkles right from the start with contributions from key labelmates ... CD
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Decisions
Posi tone, 2015.
Wonderfully fresh work on trombone from Michael Dease – a player we're liking more and more with each new release – and who really tops himself with this one! Dease is schooled in so many older modes – able to blow with the sweetness of JJ Johnson at times, or the gutbuckety soul ... CD
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Il Deserto
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. 2LP Gatefold
A sound library set, but one that's way more than just a batch of short cues or funky instrumentals – and instead, a richly complicated work from Egisto Macchi that might stand perfectly alongside some of the most compelling experimental sides from Italy in the 70s – especially music on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s.
A weird idea for a collection, but a great one too – a set that brings together a batch of train-themed tunes from the 60s, and uses the transportation narrative as a way to unlock ideas of personal freedom and social change! The "train" here isn't just a gimmick – and ... CD
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Westbound (UK), 1983. 2CD
A nice live snapshot of a later P Funk incarnation, circa 1983 – with players like Dennis Chambers and Michael Hampton aboard the mothership with Clinton's family of funk all stars! The rest of the crew includes includes stalwarts Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Blackbird McKnight, Maceo Parker ... CD
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Ace (UK), Early 70s. 2CD
Link Wray's early 70s creative comeback period – when he threw fans of his pioneering proto rock for a loop by making a turn towards a diverse mix of swamp rock and country soul! It's really compelling work, and a world away from the fuzzed out grit of his work with The Wraymen – still ... CD
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Rough Guide, Mid 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s.
A heady batch of psychedelic samba from the 60s onward – and some wonderful modern takes on the style, too! Compiler John Armstrong took special care here to include a number of fairly recent numbers that very strongly represent the diverse Brazilian tropical psychedelia of the 60s & 70s ... CD
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LHI/Light In The Attic, Late 60s.
One of the coolest groups to ever recorded for Lee Hazlewood Industries – a Texas-bred quintet with a sound that's every bit as groovy as their name – kind of a sideways-skewed take on 60s modes of the time! At first listen, these guys have lots of Sunshine Pop elements in the mix ... CD
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Mother-In-Law
Minit/Universal (Japan), 1962.
An early New Orleans soul classic – the first full album of work from the legendary Ernie K Doe – an artist who helped the city's scene bridge the gap between earlier boogie modes and later funk to come! All these cuts have a chunky vibe that comes from heavy piano on the rhythms ... CD
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Heart & Soul
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961.
A group with a great approach – one that balances their one female singer along with four other male members – in a style that makes some of their music very unique! There were a few other groups that had this mode at the time – early Miracles, The Sensations, and a few others ... CD
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Mr Mean/Gold
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1976/1977.
Two 70s gems from the Ohio Players – back to back in a single set! Mr Mean is a lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are ... CD
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King/Sundazed, Early 50s. (reissue)
One of the hardest-hitting early albums on King Records – a full set of tracks from Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – a group who could easily blow away most of their vocal group contemporaries in the 50s! Hank's lead vocals always have this nasty, sexy sort of vibe – a style ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1975. (reissue)
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running ... LP, Vinyl record album
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King/Sundazed, 1959. (reissue)
A stone killer from the legendary 5 Royales – one of the greatest groups to ever record for King Records in the 50s, and a key force in helping move things forward from doo wop to soul! The balance between Lowman Pauling's lead and the harmonies is amazing – a big inspiration on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mercury/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. 2CD
Massive music in a wonderful package – three funky classics from The Gap Band! First up is the group's self-titled album from 1979 – the start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, ... CD

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Updated August 31, 2015


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