Rare vinyl? Plenty today in the new arrivals!


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Zapp III
Warner (Japan), 1983. New Copy
Zapp's 3rd album, and one that shows them still very much on top of their game! The mix of tight bass, keyboards, and occasional vocoder bits is firmly in place from their first two albums – a stunning legacy of ensemble funk that pushes the older P-Funk ethos into hip new territory for the ... CD
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Love Bullet
WeJazz (Finland), 2015. New Copy
One of the straightest jazz projects we've heard in years from Timo Lassy – a set that really gets back to the kind of soulful sounds we first loved in his music – served up here with a wicked 60s vibe, and plenty of organ in the mix! The group's a quintet, with added percussion ... CD
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Concept
Cotillion (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A key early classic from Slave – as the set features the group's first work with drummer Steve Arrington, who not only opened up their rhythmic concept, but also gave them a great new sound on lead vocals! Arrington's approach here is very much in the spirit of Slave's first 2 records – ... CD
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Very Special
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy
Definitely a very special album from the lovely Debra Laws – member of the famous Laws family of groovers, getting a chance to really shine here in the spotlight! The grooves have a great mix of jazzy fusion and soul – handled by brothers Ronnie and Hubert, but given a sharper, crisper ... CD
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Bahdeni Nami
Monkeytown (Germany), 2015. New Copy
One of the most compelling singers in the world today – an artist whose fame has spread so far, he's getting production help on this album from talents as big as Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, and Modeselektor! As you might imagine, the presence of these bigger names definitely adds something to ... CD
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Legacy, Mid 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD
Not just Miles Davis live at Newport – but Miles at Newport over the course of 20 years, in the space of eight different live performances – almost all of which are previously unreleased! Apart from the 1958 and 1969 Newport material here, most of the 4CD set features all-new, all-great ... CD
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Ninja Tune, 2015. New Copy 2CD
Universes of sound within the mind of Seven Davis – a record that he dedicates both to those who've bullied him as well as supported him – with the idea that all of their input has made him stronger as an artist! You can definitely hear that strength on this overstuffed full length set ... CD
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We Get The Message
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy
Never-heard work from the legendary bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded at a time when he was making some very big waves on the European scene! During the 50s, Pettiford not only helped revolutionize the role of the bass in jazz, but also helped bring that instrument to new possibilities in ... CD
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Polydor/Fever Dream, 1970. New Copy
Massive work by Lee Dorsey – recorded years after his classics in the 60s, and even funkier overall! Lee's really cooking on all burners here – working with the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, and getting some incredible backing from The Meters – who are ... CD
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Casually Formal
Atlantic (Japan), 1986. New Copy
Solid 80s grooving from Leroy Burgess & Aleem – a bit more hit-oriented here than in earlier years, but still plenty darn great! Burgess has really grown strongly as a vocalist by this point – shaking off the rougher indie edges of his roots, and going for a tight, professional ... CD
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Megaphone (UK), 1969. New Copy CD & DVD
The 1969 debut studio album from Karen Dalton – one of the most unique voices of the 60s folk scene, and one of the most emotionally rich, blue & soulful – a heroine to many artists to come, and one of the (sadly) very few pieces of music she made in a professional studio she made ... CD
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RCA/Parlophone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Two wonderful cuts from David Bowie's Philly soul period! "Fame" is his classic collaboration with John Lennon – a tune with very wry lyrics, and a wonderfully funky groove too – one you'll recognize right away! "Right" is one that we love even more – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mainstream/Intrada, 1966. New Copy
A pretty straight soundtrack – for a pretty weird little movie, one that was a late directorial effort by Ida Lupino, and which starred Hayley Mills as a bad girl in a nunnery, and Rosalind Russell as one of the nuns! Most of the tunes on the set are fairly orchestral, but the title track ... CD
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Dark Matter/Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Copy
A wonderful coffee that lives up to its name – roasted especially by the folks at Chicago's Dark Matter for our coffee drinking needs here at Dusty Groove! The base component to this blend is a coffee from Mexico and grown and milled at a cooperative called El Eden – very unique for a ... Misc
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Spogliati Protesta Uccidi
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1972. New Copy
A pretty sexy soundtrack from the great Ennio Morricone – as if you couldn't tell from the image on the cover! The score is for a strange film about the daughter of an Italian industrialist who falls for a black revolutionary – and Morricone mixes in a few soul-styled moments with lots ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs
An excellent overview of the legendary Sleeping Bag label – one of our favorite soul indies from the 80s – and a company we could always trust for groundbreaking hip hop and super-fresh soul! More than most labels at the stime, Sleeping Bag really had their ears to the ground on the ... CD
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History Of Soul (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
The roots of Philly soul – and a wonderfully rich collection that offers up a picture of the city's scene in the years before its bigger fame in the 70s! Even back at the end of the 50s, Philly groups had a quality that was unlike most of their contemporaries – raw vocals, but tightly ... CD
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Many Facets Of Roger
Warner (Japan), 1981. New Copy
There's many facets of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones ... CD
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Wire, 2015. New Copy
The Wire clocks in this time around with their annual Wire Tapper – an anthology of underground music from around the globe, supported here with a bonus CD as well! The issue features longer articles on Flying Saucer Attack, Ashtray Navigations, and the psychedelic scene in Yorkshire – ... Magazine
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Brazzaville Percussions EP
Sofrito (UK), 2015. New Copy (pic cover)
A sweet little record that definitely lives up to its title – as the whole thing offers up a blinding mix of live percussion over shifting rhythm patterns – with a sound that shows that the acoustic is still very much superior to the electric! "Disna Ngai" is a long ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 10am-8pm daily.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

in the store from 11am-6pm daily. Feel free to stop by with used vinyl and sell or trade with us.

We pay top prices for older jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, and other genres in good shape!


See why Dusty Groove is consistently rated one of Chicago's Best Record Stores!
Updated July 28, 2015


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