Rare titles and lots of used CD bargains – fresh in our new arrivals bin!

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Tenors Of Kalma – Electric Willow
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2015.
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Jimi Tenor in a while – and a set that's a really great sideways-step from some of his other recent music! There's still elements of the spiritual jazz currents that Jimi's been exploring for the past decade or so, but the group's also leaner, and ... CD
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Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s.
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... CD
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Teemu Akerblom Quartet
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2015.
An excellent contemporary combo from Finland – but one who are right at home on the Jazzaggression label, which mostly issues rare gems from years past! The sound here is plenty classic – and recalls that great 70s moment on the European scene when the best groups were aware of 60s ... CD
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Soul Rock
Ubiquity, 2015.
These guys are plenty darn funky – and don't let the "surf" or "rock" on the cover make you think otherwise! The core quartet is super-tight, and work with this blistering barrage of funky drums, fierce Hammond, and lots of riffing guitar – which is then often ... CD
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s.
Incredible female pop from 60s France – not weepy ballads or old school Paris numbers, but the kind of hip-snapping, all-groovy material that made the 60s French scene so great! Loads of these tracks are new to our ears (and we love French grooves a lot!) – and this volume of the ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
We're feelin plenty nice about this sweet little collection – a treasure trove of rare funk tracks from the golden era of the funky 45 – including a fair bit of titles we've never seen reissued before! The folks at Tramp records have always been trustworthy when it comes to their ... CD
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Bert & John
Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1966.
A hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the ... CD
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Bixiga 70 III
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2015.
A hard-burning Afro Funk combo from Brazil – a group who play in a style that's definitely got the best of both worlds in the mix – still going strong on this excellent third album! The set's got way more going on than usual in the rhythms – enough straight qualities to link the ... CD
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Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2015. 3CD
One of the greatest values in contemporary soul music – and a series we can still highly recommend even after the course of eleven previous volumes! The 3CD package is overflowing with great tracks far from the mainstream of soul – the kind of current, underground tracks that you'll ... CD
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Far Out (UK), 1960s.
An amazing batch of rare 60s bossa nova – all hand-picked by the mighty Nicola Conte, an artist who definitely shows a strong love of the bossa in his own music! The package digs even deeper than Conte's first volume in the Viagem series – and brings together loads of rare bits we ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Made For Pleasure
Royal Potato, 2015.
The New Mastersounds are definitely made for pleasure – at least to our funk-sensitive ears – as the group's been giving us nothing but greatness since the turn of the millenium, with no sign of stopping at all! That boundless energy is apparent right from the very first note on this ... CD
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Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s.
A host of girl pop gems from the early 60s – including a number of tracks from the UK scene, mixed in with the sort of American tracks you might expect! And yet there's plenty that's unexpected here – that great sense of surprise that we always love in the Croydon Municipal series from ... CD
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Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s.
Global music from rare 78s – pulled together on this great compilation from the rare archival music savoirs at Dust-To-Digital – for their limited edition vinyl centric Parlophone imprint! This is the first in a series compiled by 78s collector Jonathan Ward, of the Excavated Shellac ... CD
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s.
A label-spanning collection that definitely offers up the best of this wonderful soul singer – plus loads of lesser-known gems as well! Bettye Swann may never have truly hit the big time in the late 60s – at least not in comparison to a contemporary like Aretha Franklin – but she ... CD
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It Don't Bother Me
Transatlantic/Sanctuary (UK), 1965.
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... CD
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In The Dark
Omega Supreme, 2015.
Really sweet keyboards from Brian Ellis – a man who's been giving us a surprising amount of music in the past year or so, often in many different flavors! This time around, Brian's got a strong 80s groove – and uses his keyboards in the lead with kind of a post-Herbie Hancock approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Fairy
Taifa/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975.
A totally righteous little record – originally put together in support of a local stage production in mid-70s Chicago, but a set that's come to gain some global funky fame over the years! The record mixes together spoken bits, sung vocals, and some very cool instrumentation that includes ... CD
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1981.
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and ... CD
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Solid & Spirit
Nero's Neptune, 2010. 2LP
Tremendous duets between reedman Peter Brotzmann and drummer Hamid Drake – two players who are no strangers to each other after all these years, yet who still manage to come together in a way that's always fresh and compelling! The double-length album features long tracks spun out over two ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Songs Of Paapieye
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2015.
Amazing sounds on an instrument we'd never heard before – the gyil, a version of the xylophone from Ghana, but one that operates with a very different sound than the more familiar western instrument! The gyil features wooden slats over a gourd, but with this really resonant quality that ... CD

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