It's heating up in Chicago and in our new arrivals bins, too!


Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s.
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 20 incredible numbers by the Skatalites & friends – with many of their most essential recordings, and rare stunners, to boot! The period in focus here is the initial few years of The Skatalites as a bonafide band, but the ... CD (Reggae)
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1972. (reissue)
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... CD (Global Grooves)
Asha
Asha/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970.
A seminal bit of spiritual jazz from the American scene – the first self-released album by flute player Lloyd McNeill, a tremendous little set that's filled with modal grooves and soaring sounds! McNeill's flute work alone is enough to make the record great – in a space that's ... CD (Jazz)
Naked Breath 2
Sonic Image, 2017.
Beautiful work from Monday Michiru – an artist we've loved for over 20 years, and who just keeps on rewarding our faith in her work with records like this! Years back, Monday was a soul singer, then she grew into a very talented jazz singer too – and here, she's in a very special space ... CD (Neo Soul)
Sonor (Italy), 1970. (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
Deram/Turbo (UK), 1969. 3CD
The brilliant third album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... CD (Jazz)
1000 Can Die
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017.
New work from this legendary Ghanian singer – an artist who also plays the guitar-like kologo, but in the company of a fierce amount of percussion! The album's got an approach that really comes on strong – mixing older modes with a slightly contemporary crackle – a bit like the ... CD (Global Grooves)
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. 2CD
Brilliant work from pianist Michael Naura – one of our favorite players on the German scene at the start of the 60s – and one of the few who was really picking up the best sorts of soulful currents from the American scene! Most of the work here features Naura's excellent combo with ... CD (Jazz)
Sonor (Italy), 1970. (reissue)
There's few groups cooler than I Marc 4 – one of the hippest forces in the Italian sound library studio scene of the 70s – ultra-hip, often-funky, and as groovy as groovy can be – even though these guys were continuously working behind the curtain, and never getting any sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
RCA/Get On Down, 1978. (reissue)
Funky club grooves from the never-miss team of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael! The cut's one of the best from the hard-to-find Bumblebee Unlimited album on RCA – and it's offered here in 2 versions, a 10 minute long mix by John Morales and Frank Trimarco, and a 6 minute remix version by ... 12-inch, Vinyl record (Soul)
Promethean
Posi tone, 2017.
Wonderfully romping piano from Theo Hill – a musician who's clearly got some earlier soul jazz inspiration in his style, but who also knows how to warm things up with a bit of lyricism too – in a manner that reminds us of the direction that Cedar Walton took from the 60s into the 70s! ... CD (Jazz)
Fat Possum, 2017.
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful ... CD (Soul)
BBE (UK), 2017. 2CD
Rare club cuts from a few different generations – all brought together here in a really wonderful collection! The set's supposed to tip us off to the influences on the music of DJ Marky – but even if you don't care about him at all, you'll find plenty here to love – as the ... CD (Funky Compilations)
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio
Timmion (Finland), 2017.
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really ... CD (Jazz)
Genti Di Rispetto
GDM (Italy), 1975. (reissue)
Overlooked genius from Morricone – a mid 70s soundtrack that's filled with dark touches and some beautifully edgey scoring! Apart from a few lighter touches on mandolin, a good deal of the soundtrack features these great instrumental passages that step, halt, and almost stumble along – ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. 2CD
Not the kind of easygoing sounds you'd usually expect from a record with the word "ambience" in the title – as these tracks are plenty raw, mighty greasy, and very much in the best spirit of the kind of sounds we're used to hearing on any collection that bears the name of The Cramps! ... CD (Rock)
Sidarta
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1979. (reissue)
A beautiful set of electronics from a Serbian musician recording in London at the end of the 70s – sounds that have every bit of the spacious vibe you might guess from the image on the cover! The music actually feels more early 70s overall – kind of a mix of instrumental prog, but with ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
BBC/SSJ (Japan), 1965.
A fantastic lost slice of work from guitarist Wes Montgomery – rare British broadcasting recordings done in the year of 1965 – during a European tour that gave us some other material by Wes over the years! This collection features the guitar genius in two different performances – ... CD (Jazz)
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1964.
Beautiful work from the incredible Nara Leao – a record that's lightly driven by the bossa, but with some sadder and darker touches that really set the sound apart! Backings on most tracks are simply spare percussion, and an acoustic guitar follows Nara's vocals as they dart in and out of ... CD (Brazil)
Social Call
Prestige, 2017.
The album's titled after a famous song by Betty Carter, and the sound of the set might well match her legacy too – as Jazzmeia Horn is clearly a singer we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Horn's got an incredible range – the first female jazz singer we've heard in years to ... CD (Vocalists)

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!


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Updated May 23, 2017


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