A great day for Jazz!


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Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the legendary TK Records in Miami – a company that was a powerhouse of 70s hits and disco classics – but which also cut some wonderful underground soul at the time! This sublime set looks at that great lesser-known legacy of ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on ... CD (Jazz)
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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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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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Music Box (France), 1972. New Copy
Quite possibly our favorite Ennio Morricone soundtrack ever – THE record that first made our ears prick up many years ago, and acknowledge him as the genius he truly is! The very first note of the record grabs you immediately – a heartbeat-like rhythm, pounding out very slowly before ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Picture Of Heath
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at ... CD (Jazz)
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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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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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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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Music City/BGP (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
The great lost Darondo album – amazing Bay Area funky soul from a singular talent – and material that we did not even know existed! It was cut for Ray Dobard's Music City label – purportedly in just a couple of marathon sessions – most of which we've never heard before now, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Galaxy/Rush Hour (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy
One of the strangest, most offbeat bits of 80s funk you'll ever here – and a record that's pretty darn groovy as well! Sumy hails from Surinam, and recorded this unique criss-crossing of styles in the early 80s – with a vibe that's very much in keeping with his look on the cover, and a ... CD (Soul)
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Peur Sur La Ville
Warner/Music Box (France), 1975. New Copy
A great Morricone soundtrack for a Jean-Paul Belmondo thriller – a score that starts out spare and brooding, then builds nicely as things move on – with lots of cool bottom-end sounds that make the whole thing really move up from the depths! Some tunes echo the sweeter side of ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1972/1978. New Copy 2CD
Very interesting work from Gabor Szabo – a double CD set that reissues two albums he recorded in Sweden during the 70s! Disc one contains the album Small World – a 1972 session that has Gabor on guitar and 12-string acoustic, with additional backing on some tracks that includes added ... CD (Jazz)
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Light In The Attic, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
Wonderful work from one of our favorite singers of all time – an artist with roots in jazz, but one who quickly stepped out into something else entirely – as you'll hear on this beautiful selection of tunes! Karin Krog's been a key figure in the Norwegian jazz scene since the start of ... CD (Vocalists)
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Mello Music Group, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The incredibly long awaited follow up to Petestrumentals, from legendary producer Pete Rock – and he's as fresh as ever! PR's style was never predicated on current fashion, and was always rooted in a love for both classic and obscure jazz and funk, music that also driven our own musical ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Heavy Love (with bonus track)
Xanadu, 1977. New Copy
Lots of heavy love here – a wonderful sense of rapport between the great tenorist Al Cohn and piano genius Jimmy Rowles! Both musicians were still recording heavily at the time of this album, but the record seems to capture them in a really special space that still stands strongly on its own ... CD (Jazz)
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Twin Danger
Decca, 2015. New Copy
A hell of a debut from Twin Danger – a duet that features Vanessa Bley on vocals (daughter of jazz pianist Paul Bley) and founding member of Sade Stuart Matthewman on saxophone! The pair come together wonderfully – and although Vanessa's vocals are in the lead, Stuart's instrument ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Chuck Rainey Coalition
Cobblestone/Muzak (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Funky instrumentals from bassist Chuck Rainey – a player who was well known for his work on countless sessions as a sideman, but who rarely got a chance to cut a record like this! The album's got a style that's smooth and soulful, yet also a bit down n dirty – almost like some of the ... CD (Jazz)
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Teensville, Early 60s. New Copy
Great guy pop from the early 60s – sweet sounds that are in a special place that isn't exactly rock or soul, but which seems to borrow all the best of their styles, and use them in more mainstream modes! None of these tracks were big chart hits – yet they're all unabashedly catchy, and ... CD (Rock)
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Open Road
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy
Walt Weiskopf is a hell of a tenorist, and one who's getting more and more of our attention with each new release – able to open up and really blow at a fast-riffing level of creativity, yet always with a sense of focus, soul, and strongly rhythmic approach! We might dub Walt as the heir to ... CD (Jazz)

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 June 30, 2015


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