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✨✧ Roy Davis JrChicago Forever ... LP
Ubiquity, 2004. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An instant classic from Roy Davis Jr – and a record that really takes us back to the deepest days of the Chicago house scene! Roy's tunes are simple, effective, and straightforward – yet also have a cosmic burning soul that moves them past the coldness that could sometimes hold back work from Chicago. The beats are tight, but never overbearing; the keyboards are spacey, but never too noodly; and Roy's got some great vocal help on a few cuts from singers that include Terry Dexter, Khalid, and Ayro! As a side note, the album was actually recorded a year or two before release, but delayed due to personal issues in Roy's life – which further enforces the "lost classic" feel of the set, and makes us even happier to finally have it out. Titles include "My Soul Is Electric", "If You Wanna", "Strings & Things", "Wonderland", "Nu Roots", "Heavenly Father", and "U Give U Take". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousMotown Remixed Vol 3 EP – Chill ... LP
Motown/Universal, 2005. Sealed ... $9.99
"Motown" and "chill" aren't two words we'd necessarily use in the same sentence (or the same decade for that matter!) – but the remixes on this set manage to bring the two together nicely, and take an older Motown groove into the realm of downtempo and electronics! The EP features 3 longer tracks from the Motown Remix CD – and titles include "Papa Was A Rollin Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma soulful mix)" by The Temptations, "Let's Get It On (Da Producers MPG groove mix)" by Marvin Gaye, and "Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique chill jazz mix)" by Smokey Robinson, which features bonus vibes by Roy Ayers! (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousParadisiac 3 – A Deep Smooth Sensual & Unique Selection Of Exceptional Music ... CD
Universal (France), 2001. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
The 3rd volume in this great series – and a set that delivers everything the title implies! The album's a mix of mellow funky, jazzy clubby, and laidback housey grooves – mostly all of modern origin, but with a hip sound that's sure to appeal to fans of our New Grooves section. This one may well be the best of the series – as the track list keeps on stretching from previous volumes, to encompass an even greater range of grooves. Titles include "She Was Too Good To Me" by Till Bronner, "Kool Down" by 10th & Parker with Mark Murphy, "Strollin On Sunday" by Cerrone, "For Real" by Roy Ayers, "Gaze" by Sweetback, "Tornado" by Racoon, "The Flute Plays On" by Monsieur Charles, "Cloud Patterns" by Ian Pooley, "For My Lady" by Dus, "Elevator" by Jaffa, "Indian Woman" by J Hash Project, "Hammor Island" by Kinobe, "Shrine Blues" by Claude Monet, and "Close To You" by Jose Padilla. 26 tracks on 2CDs! (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) CD
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✨✧ GuruJazzmatazz Vol 1 ... CD
Chrysalis, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking meeting of musical icons – with veteran jazz greats, a couple of then-young guns, and one of the MCs who helped bring jazz into hip hop in the first place! Jazzmatazz bridges both stylistic and generational boundaries in incredible ways, not only an earnest effort by Guru to pay heartfelt tribute to heroes, but to show his own and subsequent generations its the vitality and longevity jazz music – with a lineup that includes Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Lonnie Liston Smith, Carleen Anderson, N'Dea Davenport and MC Solaar. 12 tracks in all, including "Slicker Than Most", "No Time To Play", "Loungin", "Sights In The City", "Le Bien, Le Mal", "Transit Ride", "When You're Near", "Down The Backstreets", "Respectful Dedications", "Take A Look At Yourself" and "Trust Me". (Hip Hop, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ MatoHollywood Dub ... CD
Stix (France), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from Mato – one that really moves past some of the dubby hip hop styles of his previous albums, by taking on a whole host of classic film scores from the 70s! The music builds beautifully from songs you'd know from action films, blacksploitation thrillers, and westerns – music originally penned by folks like Lalo Schifrin, Nino Rota, Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye, Dave Grusin, and others – reworked as instrumentals with a Jamaican dub vibe, but a crisp contemporary twist overall! Titles include "Shaft Dub", "Coffy Is The Color Dub", "T Stands For Trouble Dub", "Enter The Dragon Dub", "Imperial March Dub", "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Dub", "Psycho Dub", and "Condor Dub". CD

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✨✧ MatoHollywood Dub ... LP
Stix (France), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from Mato – one that really moves past some of the dubby hip hop styles of his previous albums, by taking on a whole host of classic film scores from the 70s! The music builds beautifully from songs you'd know from action films, blacksploitation thrillers, and westerns – music originally penned by folks like Lalo Schifrin, Nino Rota, Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye, Dave Grusin, and others – reworked as instrumentals with a Jamaican dub vibe, but a crisp contemporary twist overall! Titles include "Shaft Dub", "Coffy Is The Color Dub", "T Stands For Trouble Dub", "Enter The Dragon Dub", "Imperial March Dub", "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Dub", "Psycho Dub", and "Condor Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quartetto ModernoEcco! ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1999. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful jazz recordings we've heard in a long time! Italy's Quartetto Moderno is a vibes-led combo with a classic modal feel – similar to Bobby Hutcherson's pre-new thing years on Blue Note, or some of the early Roy Ayers & Jack Wilson recordings from LA. The sound is extremely captivating, and the main frontline of vibes and piano is augmented on a number of tracks by flute and alto. The set's got a great cover of Paul Horn's lost modal groover "Mr. Bond", plus loads of great originals, like "Giovani D'Oggi", "Il Gioco Delle Parti", "Astro Gange", and "Moderns Dilemma". Very nice stuff, and with a sound and feel that's far more sophisticated than some of the other titles on Schema! (Jazz, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Masters At Work & OthersHouse Masters – Masters At Work Vol 2 (4CD set) ... CD
Defected (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
The title definitely gets it right – as the team of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are certainly masters of house – as you'll hear in this overstuffed 4CD set! The package brings together 40 tracks that really span the gamut of the duo's genius – from their important early house records, their crucial remixes of tracks for others, and their groundbreaking work during their second chapter – when the Masters At Work name helped bridge a space between older funk and soul, and the freshest sounds of the 21st Century! There's a huge amount here to love – and titles include "I Like (MAW main mix)" by Shanice, "Our Time Is Coming" by MAW with Roy Ayers, "Buddy X (Masters At Work dub 1)" by Nenah Cherry, "Always There (MAW main mix)" by Incognito with Jocelyn Brown, "I Feel Love (Masters At Work 86th Street mix)" by Donna Summer, "When You Touch Me (MAW re-edit)" by Taana Gardner, "You Can Do It (Nuyorican style mix)" by Nuyorican Soul with George Benson, "Star Chasers (Nu Yorican dub)" by 4Hero, "Let It Go (Ken Lou mix)" by Black Magic, "Ten Percent (Ken Lou mix)" by Double Exposure, "See Line Woman (MAW rmx)" by Nina Simone, "Truth Don Die (Masters At Work house version main)" by Femi Kuti, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Speak ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful album from Yusuke Hirado – a musician you might know as the pianist in the combo Quasimode, but who steps out here in a whole new range of styles! Hirado plays mostly acoustic piano throughout – and some of the tracks have a straighter jazz vibe that shows off a warmer, more lyrical side of his music than might emerge in the more groove-centric Quasimode – but other tracks also add in some funky elements, too – but in ways that really expand past the core club jazz sound of the other group! Hirado plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record, but his piano is maybe the real revelation – especially in the modally-grooving trio numbers, which are especially nice – and the set also features a bit of guest work – including vocals from both Bird and Miyuki Hatekeyama, alto from Motoharu of Soil & Pimp, and backings from the Cradle Orchestra on one track. Titles include an excellent remake of Roy Ayers' "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", plus "Taxi Driver Theme", "I'm In Love", "Against The Invisible Wall", "Love Is A Losing Game", "Down To The South", and "A House Is Not A Home". CD
 
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BS 2000Buddy/Boogie Bored/Scrappy/Mr Critic ... 7-inch
Grand Royal (UK), 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
(Rock, New Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Torun Eriksen & Froydis GrorudSanger Om Glede Og Fred ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most strongly jazz-based records we've heard from singer Torun Eriksen – an album done in collaboration with Froydis Grorud, who plays saxes, flute, and organ on the record! The arrangements still have that spare, almost icy style of Torun's other records – but the instrumentation is often a bit warmer, especially the saxophone passages – which creates textures and shades that really illuminate the vocals in a new way. Lyrics are in Norwegian all the way through – which almost makes Eriksen come across as a fourth instrument in the quartet – with a really lovely, compelling style that's maybe even more powerful if we can't understand the lyrics, and just have to read the meaning through the sounds. Titles include "Hellige Natt", "Verden Omkring", "Karl Bertil Jonssons Julafton", "Deilig Er Jorden", "Glade Jul", "Jeg Synger Julekvad", and "Sonjas Sang Til Julestjernen". CD

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Todd TerryHouse Masters – Todd Terry (3CD set) ... CD
Defected (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $15.99 17.98
A fantastic collection of tracks from the mighty Todd Terry – a talent who really jump-started the sound of American clubs with his work in the late 80s – then went onto have a huge global impact in years to come! Todd came from deep in the underground – an artist who was schooled in house and hip hop, and used the best of both styles to bring a leaner groove to club music – a mode that was cleaner and more compact than some of the big label tracks of the period, but which also had a bit more soul and depth than early house. This great 3CD set features all the important early tracks that Todd released – including some under his other names as Royal House, Hardhouse, or Black Riot – plus key mixes from the time, and the growing range of club cuts he brought out during the 90s. 35 tracks in all – including "Weekend (club)", "Desire", "Put Your Hands Together", "Make The Beat Pound", "Can You Dig It", "Ready To Go (Tee's inhouse dub)", "Razen Theme", and "Bango To The Batmobile (club bang)" by Todd Terry – plus "Can You Party (club mix)" by Royal House, "Day In The Life (club mix)" by Black Riot, "Alright Alright (club mix)" by Masters At Work, "Missing (Todd Terry rmx)" by Everything But The Girl, "Check This Out (club)" by Hardhouse, "Pray (Tee's freeze mix)" by BME with Leroy Burgess, "I'm Gonna Get You (Tee's urban dance mix)" by Bizarre Inc, "Samba (Tee's freeze mix)" by House Of Gypsies, "Camarera" by Gypsymen, "I'll House You (club mix)" by Jungle Brothers, and lots lots more! (Soul, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Louie Vega & OthersStarring – XXVIII ... CD
Vega, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $25.99
A massive project from the great Louie Vega – a man who's given us plenty of majestic moments since his early years in Masters At Work and Nuyorican Soul – but an artist who's maybe outdone himself here, thanks to help from a huge amount of guests and singers! The "starring" in the title doesn't refer to Louie, but to the key talents who help shape the individual tracks on the set – a talent roster large enough to include Vikter Duplaix, Tony Momrelle, N'Dea Davenport, The Clark Sisters, Winans Brothers, Zara McFarlane, Funkadelic, Jocelyn Brown, Kenny Bobien, Josh Milan, Lisa Fischer, Byron Stingily, Leroy Burgess, Caron Wheeler, and others – all of whom work perfectly with Louie – not in a way that has their talents thrown in for extra spice, but instead very deeply woven into the fabric of Vega's music – in a richly collaborative spirit that makes the album a gem all the way through! All the cuts are in the positive, soulful, inspirational vibe we've always loved in Louie's projects – and titles include "Gift Of Love", "Angels Are Watching Me", "Ain't That Funkin Hard On You", "You Are Everything", "Joy Inside My Tears", "You've Got It Bad Girl", "Es Vedra", "Everlasting Love", "I Deserve To Breathe", "Ain't No Stopping Love", "Gimme Some Love", "Can We Keep This Going", and "See Some Light". CD
Also available Starring – XXVIII – Part 2 (3LP set) ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Joy JonesGod Child ... CD
Future Soul, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joy Jones is an artist with a name that definitely fits her music – as we feel plenty of joy when we hear her sing! This full length set is a wonderful treat – the first extended batch of music we've ever heard from Joy, produced with help from Kaidi Tatham, Leroy Brown, Ty, and others – and mixed to perfection by Daz-I-Kue, with all the crispy, cosmic edges you might expect! Joy's vocals have just the right sort of bite to fit in with the spacey sounds in the beats – and the album's got a bit more force than other takes on this style we've heard in recent years – never too abstract, and always plenty darn soulful. Titles include "Over", "Constellations", "Promised Land", "Hollywood", "Nomad", "Beautiful", "Glass Boxes", "The Joy", and "This Too". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
 
 
 



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