Some massive new arrivals – the best of the season so far!


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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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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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Hep Me/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy
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 ... CD (Soul)
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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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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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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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Oh Baby!
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Oh Baby is right – as the album's one of the best John Patton albums for Blue Note – a perfect mix of funky organ and burning hardbop! The tracks hare are all originals penned for the album – mostly by Patton, but also by other group members – the kind of fresh grooves that ... 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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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)
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Yoruba/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A really unique hybrid of Jamaican and African grooves – a rare set cut by this Nigerian artist in london, working with help from the Cool Notes! The overall style is definitely reggae, but there's compelling juju qualities in the rhythms – and Chief Checker's lyrical approach and ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Four Brothers
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor ... CD (Jazz)
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BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A really great entry in the excellent Super Funk series – one that offers up cuts that are every bit as strong on their soulful vocals as they are their funky grooves! The track selection is wonderful – rare cuts from 45s, of the sort that funk diggers have been trading for years ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Buddah/FTG, 1977. New Copy
Far and away our favorite album by Phyllis Hyman – her first, and with lots of the same smooth jazzy soul touches you'd find in her work with Norman Connors! Phyllis is still as sophisticated as she is on later albums, but there's a bit freer style to the record – and Phyllis breaks a ... CD (Soul)
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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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Bird In A Silver Cage
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Sweet funky 70s work from Herbie Mann – one of his best records of the time, and a set that's got a stretched-out and slightly cosmic feel! The album's clearly the brainchild of writer/arranger/producer Sylvester Levay – who also plays keyboards on the session, and creates a groove ... CD (Jazz)
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Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The fourth smoking volume in this wonderful series – filled with excellent pre-soul grooves all the way through! The Outta Sight label is one that we normally know for Northern Soul reissues, but in recent years they've also been handling a lot of R&B – but all with an ear towards ... CD (Soul)
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Goin' West
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy
A beautiful stripped-down session that was recorded in the mid 60s, but not issued until the end of the decade, for some strange reason! Grant Green plays guitar in a laidback quartet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working wonderfully ... CD (Jazz)
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Cineploit (Austria), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
One of the first groups to bring back the sound of the classic Italian scene of the 70s – and still one of the best! Orgasmo Sonore spent their previous two records working through classic tracks from Italian soundtracks of the 70s – and this time around, they turn their ear towards ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy ... CD (Soul)
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Shanachie, 2015. New Copy
A sweet live set from one of the most soulful trombonists working today – an artist we've loved for the smooth groove of some of his studio sessions for the Hidden Beach label, but who also shines equally well in a concert setting! Bradshaw's richness and generosity really hold strong ... CD (Jazz)

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Updated March 31, 2015


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