We're open all weekend and through the holiday – and can promise plenty of new arrivals!


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Evolution Of Oneself
Smoke Sessions, 2015.
The title here is very apt – as Orrin Evans is a pianist who seems to be in a constant state of evolution these days – from his wonderful work on larger projects, to his completely sublime sounds in a trio like this! Evans' notes seem even more fluid and cascading than ever – set ... CD
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Mission Impossible – The Television Scores (6CD set)
La La Land, Late 60s/Early 70s. 6CD
An amazing package of music – not just the original two albums of Lalo Schifrin music that were issued from the Mission Impossible TV show – but a massive 6CD collection that brings together work from all seven seasons of the program – a huge amount of material that's never been ... CD
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Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. 2CD
A hugely expanded version of this excellent film score from Gianni Ferrio – one that adds in a full bonus disc of material that wasn't on the original album! Ferrio's perfectly balanced here between all of his best modes – a bit of grooviness, a bit of tension, and these shifting, ... CD
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Fantagraphics, 2015.
A mighty nice third volume of this excellent series – one that's getting better and better with each new book, and a lot more focused too! This time around, Ed Piskor hones in on the key hip hop years of 1983 and 1984 – a time when New York acts were breaking big nationally, local ... Book
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Cavril Sings
Ruval/Production Dessinee (Japan), 1971.
A rare gem from Cavril Payne – the sister of saxophonist Cecil Payne, and a wonderful singer who works in an equal blend of jazz and soul! The mode's a bit like Nancy Wilson, but Cavril's a lot more loose and free – and the tunes are often a lot more upbeat, too – with this ... CD
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Autoimaginary
Drag City, 2015.
A totally great, totally spacey set from the contemporary Chicago scene – played by a group that includes Joshua Abrams on bass and other instruments – and with this spiritual current that's a lot like some of Abrams' other recent music! Yet the set is clearly a collaborative effort, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kent (UK), 1970s/Early 80s.
One of the most supremely soulful compilations we've heard in years – and easily the deepest in this series to date! From the start, Kent's Masterpieces Of Modern Soul collections have been all about bringing rare gems to fresh ears, and they've really outdone themselves here. A solid ... CD
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s.
A great installment in one of our favorite sound library series ever – one of the few we can really trust for consistently funky, consistently soulful work every single time – with a top-shelf level of grooves like this! These guys really dig hard to get past the obvious – and ... CD
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Disco Connection
ABC/Stax (UK), 1975.
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" ... CD
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Stompin' At The Savoy – Live
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1983.
One of the last albums that Rufus and Chaka Khan ever recorded together – and one of the best, as well! The set's a surprisingly great blend of live material and studio cuts – concert material taking up three sides of the 2LP set, and studio tracks on the last side – working ... CD
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La Morte Viene Da Manila
Beat (Italy), 1965.
A sweet little score for this 60s film set in the Philippines at the end of WWII – penned by Francesco DeMasi with a nice blend of dramatic elements and exotic touches! The initial sound is a bit like some of Francesco's western scores – but as the soundtrack progresses, lots of cool ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
Hardly the hits promised in the title – and instead a whole host of wonderful tunes from the Count Basie band – including a fair number of original compositions by Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, and other members of the group! The sound here is that perfect Basie sound on ... CD
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Stones Throw, 2015. 3LP
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Get To This
Motor City Hits, 2015.
Great great great work from LJ Reynolds – a singer we've loved since his 70s work in the Dramatics, and one who's never let us down! Round these parts, Reynolds has had an extra special role as a solo artist whose later recordings have always been big on the steppers scene – and this ... CD
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Westbound (UK), 1983. 2CD
A nice live snapshot of a later P Funk incarnation, circa 1983 – with players like Dennis Chambers and Michael Hampton aboard the mothership with Clinton's family of funk all stars! The rest of the crew includes includes stalwarts Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Blackbird McKnight, Maceo Parker ... CD
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Cineploit (Austria), 2015.
A very cool tribute to the music of the great Riz Ortolani – not the full orchestral sounds that first got Riz noticed back in the 60s, but his later music for creepier, schlockier films of the late 70s and beyond – with a very cool range of crime and horror modes throughout! The music ... LP, Vinyl record album
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From Sleep
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2015.
Beautiful sounds from Max Richter – a record that does plenty to evoke the quality of its title, but all without ever sounding sleepy at all! Instead, Richter works here with that careful blend of subtle sounds he's brought to other projects – mixing his own work on piano, organ, and ... CD
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Curtom, Early 70s. Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Spanish Fever
Columbia, 1978. (reissue)
A fresh new groove from The Fania All Stars – one that definitely has them picking up some of the Spanish elements mentioned in the title – the fusing them into the tight mix of Latin, club, and jazz they were doing at Columbia Records in the late 70s! These new elements are often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cineploit (Austria), 2015.
Totally great work from Sospetto – the group's third album, and their best so far! The approach here follows in Sospetto's previous mode of remaking older soundtrack styles – but the album's even more elaborate and involved, given that the group create four different mini film scores ... CD

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 September 05, 2015


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