Groovy sounds in many styles!


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Beat Generation
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Jazzland (Norway), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3 CDs
A stunning collection – one that features all the best bits of this group that we totally love – plus a bonus live set too! Beady Belle are wonderful – a Scandinavian group, but one who've gotten plenty of play over here in the underground soul set for years – thanks to ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Tanner Suite (LP sleeve edition)
Asha/Soul Jazz (UK), 1969. New Copy
One of the rarest and most sublime records from the legendary Lloyd McNeill – a performance commissioned by the Smithsonian in 1969, and featuring just McNeill and flute alongside the bass of Marshall Hawkins! The spare approach is different than some of Lloyd's other releases on his tiny ... CD (Jazz)
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Electronia
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A totally great little record – every bit the gem you might expect from the title and the cover! The music is less electronic than infused with all the best electric instrumental styles of the 60s on keyboards and guitar – used on these short, jaunty instrumentals that are somewhere ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Blui
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2015. New Copy
Guitarist Pierre Dorge in a really unusual setting – not his larger orchestra, but a great small group with drummer Hamid Drake – who really helps bring out a whole new side of Dorge's music! The spare setting of the record also features Kirk Knuffe on cornet and Thommy Andersson on ... CD (Jazz)
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Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Blue Note, 2015. New Copy
A sublime take on the music of Billie Holiday – served up in the tremendous vocals of Jose James! In the notes, James recalls that the music of Holiday is one of his first memories of childhood – and goes onto explain how much her music has meant to him over the years – a ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Lucidity
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy
The title's a great one, as the album may well be the clearest musical vision we've heard from Atomic so far – a wonderful record that has the group at a level that's slightly more tuneful and straightforward, but all without losing any of their previous edge! There's still some key free ... CD (Jazz)
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Uuquipleu, 1971. New Copy
A completely lost album from Detroit legend Lyman Woodard – recorded around the same time as his Saturday Night Special classic, and every bit as great! The material is stunning – and easily rises to the top of the pack of the rare few examples of Woodard's genius that were caught on ... CD (Jazz)
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Garden 1st Set
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy
The first half of Cecil Taylor's wonderful Garden performance – a key moment from the early 80s that really seems to show Taylor finding even more focus than ever, while also setting his spirit freer than anyone might have imagined! The man and his piano become one during the performance ... CD (Jazz)
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Jewel/Airline, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk from the vaults of Jewel and Paula Records – that Louisiana family of labels that cut some mighty mean music in the 60s and 70s! Jewel and Paula were more than able to come up with the goods again and again over the years – with roots in the south, and artists in styles that ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Hawk Squat (with bonus tracks)
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy
One of the most dynamic, most on-fire blues albums recorded during the 60s by Delmark Records – a set that bursts right out of the Chicago clubs with the guitar of JB Hutto firmly in the lead! Hutto's a killer right from the start – singing and playing with a ferocity that easily ... CD (Blues)
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Raising Hell
Hep Me/Superfly (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A rare gem from the New Orleans scene of the 70s – a set that's quite different than the usual Crescent City soul of the period – and instead has more of an east cost indie vibe overall! The duo features Norma Jean, then a gospel singer, working with pianist Ray J – who vocalizes ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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To Roy
Intakt (Switzerland), 2015. New Copy
Beautiful duets between Oliver Lake and William Parker – dedicated to the late Roy Campbell, and a wonderful tribute to his genius! This may well be one of the best performances we've heard from Lake in years – a clear, clean, unfettered way to really return to his strengths on alto ... CD (Jazz)
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Fire/Airline, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A double helping of vocal group soul from Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels – imprints that are best-known for their hard blues and R&B, but which also served up some wonderful doo wop material too! A few of the cuts here are well-known, but lots more are very rare gems ... CD (Soul)
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Hat Art (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy
Anthony Braxton was really on fire in 1993 – a great time for the reedman both as a player and performer – as testified by a key run of recordings during the year! This quartet session is one of the best of those – and features Braxton's reeds running with these beautiful flights ... CD (Jazz)
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RCA/Real Gone, 1970/1971. New Copy
A pair of wonderful albums from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! LTD is a wonderful debut from The Main Ingredient – and a record that really shows the new style they'd bring to group soul music in the 70s! There's a righteous energy here right from the start – ... CD (Soul)
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Columbia/FTG, 1977. New Copy
The cover has Tyrone Davis in a very diverse crowd, but the record is pure Davis all the way through – that great blend of bluesy roots and classier soul that made most of his 70s records so wonderful! The approach here is even more careful and well put-together than some of Tyrone's last ... CD (Soul)
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Two Views
Skipper Productions, 2015. New Copy
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Bassist Henry Franklin is still very much at the top of his game here – grabbing our attention right away, as he has with his other excellent recent releases on his own label – playing with this strong, soulful quality that really steps off from his better-known work of the 70s! The ... CD (Jazz)
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Genie
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy
A funky fusion classic – and quite possibly Bobby Lyle's most perfectly realized album! The set was Bobby's first full US outing, and it's filled with soaring, riffing keyboards that stretch out into territory explored a few years before by Johnny Hammond and Lonnie Liston Smith! The real ... CD (Jazz)

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm.
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 to 6pm every day. 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 April 01, 2015


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