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Synthi Time
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971.
A wonderfully weird record from Italian soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani – one of his rare electronic albums cut for the sound library scene, and one of his best as well! The style here isn't just electronic for electronic music's sake – but instead really tries to find these warmer, ... CD
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Sittin In
Columbia/Be! (Germany), 1961.
A wonderful set from this cool Australian combo – and one that offers up the group in two nicely different modes! Side one has The Three Out sounding wonderful as a trio – with sublime soul-styled piano from a very young Mike Nock, and exceptional work on bass from Freddy Logan – ... CD
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CBS/Be! (Germany), 1962.
Really beautiful sounds from Australian pianist Judy Bailey – a musician that most folks know for her funk work of the 70s, but who was already pretty darn great, right at the start of her career! This lovely little set was recorded in Sydney's El Rocco Jazz Cellar at the start of the 60s ... CD
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Ace (UK), Late 40s.
King Records is best known as an R&B powerhouse from the Cincinnati scene of the postwar years, but the label also managed to explore plenty of points further down south – including some great artists from the New Orleans scene, before bigger labels started taking things over! This ... CD
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
The great state of Texas turned out plenty of soul records in the 60s – and some of the best of them came from the hands of Huey P Meux – the legendary talent who's responsible for all the work on this set! Huey was also known as the Crazy Cajun – also the name of a label on ... CD
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Columbia/Be! (Germany), Early 60s.
Totally great work from a young Mike Nock – a pianist that most folks know for his electric and experimental sounds of the 70s, but who's appearing here on record for the first time ever – at the head of a totally cooking soul jazz combo! Nock's command of the piano is tremendous right ... CD
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Gearbox (UK), 1971.
Amazing sounds from Nico – material recorded for the BBC during that wonderful early 70s stretch when she had firmly broken from the Velvet Underground, and was really making some mindbending music of her own! The vibe here is a lot like Desertshore – with very spare instrumentation ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Resonance, 1959.
A previously-unreleased live set from legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery – recorded live in his hometown of Indianapolis, but with backing from a trio who are better known from their work on the Chicago scene – a group headed by pianist Eddie Higgins, with the wonderful Walter Perkins ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Eastern Horizons
Philips/Be! (Germany), 1967.
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this ... CD
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
Rare soul from the Detroit underground at the end of the 60s – most of it pretty darn funky too! The work here all comes from the hands of the legendary Dave Hamilton – a key Motor City talent who turned out a stunning array of music on many different labels back in the day – ... CD
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s.
One of the sweetest girl groups of the 60s – finally given their due in this great collection of work for the Chattahoochee label – most of which appears here on CD for the first time ever! The Murmaids were a wonderful trio with this beautiful harmony sound – one that echoed the ... CD
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Fischiando In Beat
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. Gatefold
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than ... CD
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Eastern Connection/Paradise Bangkok (UK), 2015.
Contemporary sounds from Ethiopia – a scene that's just as rich today as it was during its much-heralded years of the 70s – when some of the most incredible musicians in the world were making a range of genre-transforming styles! The music here is instantly timeless – still ... LP, Vinyl record album
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King/LMLR, 1968.
James Brown recorded a few different Christmas records back in the 60s – but this stunner may well be the best of the bunch – a killer record that not only fills the need for James Brown Holiday tunes, but which also more than lives up to his non-Christmas gems for King Records too! ... CD
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Profile/Get On Down, 1980s. 5 x 7 Inch (reissue)
A beautiful box set of milestone Run-DMC – in a 5 X 7" box set! Includes "It's Like That" w/ Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1)" in a custom die-cut Profile 45 sleeve, "Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse)" w/ "Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) (bleeped version)" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Big Beat (UK), Late 60s.
San Francisco is well-known as ground zero for the Summer Of Love – and the city gave us plenty of big bands that helped push the new sounds of the 60s firmly into the rock mainstream – but at the same time, the city also housed plenty of lesser-known acts and really experimental groups ... CD
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Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s.
Prepare to be offended – but in the best possible way – as this mad collection serves up a whole host of postwar tracks in many styles – all of which have a lyrical bent that would hardly be acceptable today! Some cuts are from the mainstream – which might be excused for ... CD
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Temi Ritmici E Dinamici
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. Gatefold
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the ... CD
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Get On Down, 1985. (pic cover, reissue)
Killer cuts from the legendary Schoolly D – exactly the kind of work that made him so different from so many hip hoppers of his generation! PSK has this booming, brash kind of quality – with a chorus that asks "what the hell does it mean?", delivered with confidence from ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2015.
This series just keeps on getting better with each new volume – going back to the 70s and coming up with nuggets that nobody's thought about in years, then finding a way to put them all together so that they sound even better in the context of each other! There's plenty of funky cuts here ... CD

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