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Dagored (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey electronics from Italian composer Piero Umiliani, credited here as Moggi – one of his great, non-soundtrack experimental works, taking a break from film scores to follow his own adventurous impulses – this one a trippy synthesizers-steeped tribute to Albert Einstein! It's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Sonny Knight & The Lakers Do It Live
Secret Stash, 2015. New Copy
Powerhouse live funky soul from the great Sonny Knight & The Lakers – tearing it up for their hometown of Minneapolis, MN! Do It Live was recorded at the fairly intimate Dakota Jazz Club, and the choice to capture their incendiary live act in a relatively small venue was a good one ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Chance For Hope
TSOB/Funky Delicacies, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent soulful disco album on the great TSOB label! Drummer, producer and band leader Norvell Holmes' name isn't likely to ring a bell for even hardcore 80s groove and disco fans, but this is an amazingly great album of modern soul with a polished feel to both the club cuts and mellower ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Schema (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold
One of the coolest Italian soundtracks we've heard in a long time – a wonderful set of tunes that moves from slinky, to easy, to groovy, and beyond! The tunes start out bubbling very spare and slow – with floating piano, moog, and other nice bits – and as the record progresses, ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Today
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Wild stuff – and very different than Gary McFarland's earlier albums! Today was recorded late in Gary's career, and is has him moving a bit away from jazz – into a more sunshine pop feel – one that still retains plenty of the bossa and breezy elements of his Verve work, but which ... CD (Jazz)
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Flipper/Penny (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A funky variety of rare Italian Sound Library tunes from the Flipper Music vaults – running the gamut of the seedy soundtrack styles of the time – from pulpy psych, to rumbling funky percussion, to groovy mod organ jazz and well beyond! It's great stuff, clearly indicative of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Be! (Germany), 1969. New Copy
A legendary moment in European free jazz – performances all recorded on a single Sunday in 1969 – but which stand as some of the most powerful music of the time! The vibe here is often in the best spirit of early FMP, or maybe the most outside work of MPS – and the recording ... CD (Jazz)
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Movin & Groovin
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. New Copy
A killer set of tracks by one of the best piano players that Blue Note ever recorded – and a great trio outing that sparkles with soulful intensity! Even in this more traditional format, Horace Parlan's still one of the most inventive players of his generation – working with a sense of ... CD (Jazz)
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Ego Death
Columbia, 2015. New Copy
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold
Sweetly funky and very slinky – this is one of the best early 70s scores by the great Italian composer Piero Umiliani! The record has lots of bubbling electric piano, rumbling electric basslines, warm acoustic percussion, and moody wordless vocals. At some level, the album sounds a lot like ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Flipper/Penny (Italy), 1970s. New Copy
An Italian Sound Library compilation series so full of gritty funk grooves, it's positively criminal! This might be the best volume in the series yet – really getting to the nitty gritty of the European soundtrack funk style of the end of the 60s and most of the 70s – some so minimally ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Uptown, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2 CDs
Wonderful live work from the second chapter of Billie Holiday's career – that stretch when she was barred from performing in most New York clubs, due to the loss of her cabaret card – which actually seemed to lead to a wider range of exposure in venues across the country! The ... CD (Vocalists)
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Sounds Of Memphis/Ace (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
The later years of the Sound Of Memphis studio – cuts from a time when the legendary deep soul powerhouse was trying on some of the newer modes from the end of the 70s! The work here is a real lost slice of Memphis soul – music from a time when the heyday of Stax and Hi Records had ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
Very cool, very groovy soundtrack from this Italian film about satanic ritual and demonic possession! The great Piero Umiliani serves up a wide-ranging batch of tracks, from breezy vocal pop numbers (with vocals by Shirley Hammer), to spooky funk instrumentals with a sort of "haunted ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Pheelco, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Wax Poetics, 2014. New Copy
Electro soul pioneer and resurgent creative force Giorgio Moroder gets the front cover honor, and rightfully so – with classic electro-inspired Brooklyn instrumentalists Ratatat on the backside! This issue includes great features on both, plus pieces on Steve Arrington, Divine Styler, Van ... Magazine (Magazines)
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Coming Home
Columbia, 2015. New Copy
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
The near-complete recorded legacy of Amara Toure – a singer who made an incredible splash on the Cameroonian scene of the 70s, but who only managed to make a handful of singles and one full length LP! The material is all tremendous, though – as Toure sings with this rich, deep sound ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Loads and loads of great group soul sounds from the LA scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a mix of upbeat groovers and laidback harmony tunes that show that the west coast city was every bit as great at handling soul groups as the scenes in Detroit or Philly! Apart from The Whispers ... CD (Soul)
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Hud Dreems
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Stones Throw debut of LA beatmaker Knxwledge – fresh from strong production work from diverse, top notch talent like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass – and making a pretty strong case for himself as a headlining talent on this sprawling instrumental set! He melds funk, soul and jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)

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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

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


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Updated July 03, 2015


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