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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Big Crown, 2016.
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Music You All
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1971.
Killer work from the same sessions that gave the world Cannonball Adderley's classic Black Messiah album – live material from an extended stretch as the Troubadour club in LA – featuring a very righteous, freewheeling version of Cannonball's group! The lineup features some wonderful ... CD (Jazz)
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Take Me To The Alley
Blue Note, 2016.
The greatness of Gregory Porter continues to grow and grow – as the vocalist keeps moving past the straighter jazz of his roots, into a role as one of the greatest soul singers of the 21st Century! Porter's got a depth and maturity that few folks have had in recent years – especially ... CD (Vocalists)
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Chorus
Dare Dare (France), Early 70s.
Very groovy work from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a set that's every bit as funky as some of his other records, but one that has a slightly different twist as well! The "chorus" in the title is appropriate – as there's a flurry of wordless vocals in the mix of this one ... CD (Sound Library)
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Price You Got To Pay To Be Free
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1970.
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – ... CD (Jazz)
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Xanadu/Elemental, 1979.
Kenny Drew's looking a bit hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding a bit hipper, too – really stretching out in a way that's different from some of his other albums of the 70s! The set's an overlooked gem from Drew – recorded in the easygoing manner of the Xanadu label' ... CD (Jazz)
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Big Break (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. 2 CDs
One of the greatest female soul groups of all time – served up here in a career-spanning anthology that finally gets at the full range of their talents! The tracks here start in the trio's early years on Stax Records, move through their sublime 70s hitmaking years at Columbia, with lots of ... CD (Soul)
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Buda (France), Early 70s.
One of the best volumes in the Zanzibara series so far – a CD that brings together important work from Mbaraka Mwinshehe and his Orchestra Super Volcano – one of the most popular East African acts of their time, thanks to an inventive blend of guitar, rhythms, and horns! The music here ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Fuel Design (UK), 2005.
An incredible guide to sound library music around the world – one that features artwork from countless different labels, and brief notes on their history and output! The package is quite unique – not really a discography, not really an art book – but kind of a mix of both – ... Book (Books)
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Blues Hit Big Town
States/Delmark, Early 50s. (reissue)
Some of the first recordings ever from Chicago legend Junior Wells – made for the small States label in the Windy City, many years before Wells exploded out with much greater national fame! The music here has Junior stepping into the same early electric space that Chess Records was cutting ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Beyond A Dream
Arista (Japan), 1981.
A dream of a record from this legendary spiritual jazz duo – drummer Norman Connors and reedman Pharoah Sanders – coming together in a freewheeling spiritual jazz style that's a lot more like Connors' earlier albums than the soulful fusion he was mostly recording in the late 70s! The ... CD (Jazz)
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Black Power
Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s.
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Monuments
RCA (Japan), 1979.
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the ... CD (Jazz)
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Resonance, 1968. 2CD
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans ... CD (Jazz)
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Mixed Roots
Sony (Japan), 1978.
A stunning set funky 70s jazz! Drummer Al Foster leads the crew on this obscure Japanese session produced by Teo Macero – one that bursts out with a strong funky jazz groove that reminds us of some of the best drum-heavy electric 70s sessions in our collection, like work by Ed Thigpen or Les ... CD (Jazz)
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Columbia, 2016. CD & DVD
It's a long long way from Destiny's Child – as Beyonce comes on here with a righteous power she's never had before – much more message-oriented, and with larger agenda than the catchy pop of her youth! The album got quite a buzz before release, and definitely lives up to that promise ... CD (Soul)
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Adventure, 2016. 2CD
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Asylum/Be With (UK), 1973. (reissue)
One of the first great moments on record from Ned Doheny – part of a new wave of 70s singer/songwriters who were equally steeped in soul and jazz as they were the rock and blues of the previous decade! This set's maybe not as sweetly electric as some of Doheny's later work, but not much far ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Steidl (Germany), 2016.
A beautiful book that brings together two different collaborations between these two key figures in postwar African-American culture – writings by Ralph Ellison, with supporting photographs from Gordon Parks – the award-winning journalist who also went onto a much larger role in film ... Book (Books)
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Minor Music (Germany), 1993. 2 CDs
CD...$16.99 18.99 (LP)
A very different setting for the mighty Pee Wee Ellis – hardly the funk of his early years with James Brown, or even the soulful styles of his later revival years – and instead a sharp-edged jazz set that has Pee Wee on both tenor and baritone, working with just Dwayne Dolphin on bass ... CD (Jazz)

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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

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Updated May 06, 2016


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