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Chuck BerryFresh Berrys ... LP
Chess, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A mid 60s album by Berry, and unlike a lot of other Chess full lengths at the time, this set features more new tunes than those pulled from 45s. 12 tracks in all, including "It Wasn't Me", "Run, Joe", "Every Day We Rock & Roll", "One For My Baby (And One For The Road)", "Welcome Back, Pretty Baby", "It's My Own Business", "Right Off Rampart Street", "Vaya Con Dios", "Merrily We Rock & Roll", "My Mustang Ford", "Ain't That Just Like A Woman" and "Wee Hour Blues". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Bitchin BajasBajas Fresh ... LP
Drag City, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The best, most atmospheric and sweeping effort yet from Bitchin' Bajas – a 2LP, nearly 80 minute set of always engaging avant instrumentals – full off loping electronic, percussive and string textures that are hypnotic all the way. It's like the core trio set out to subvert the expectations of post-millennium experimental or post-rock instrumentals, going for a vibe that's a lot more captivating, and they keep them consistently evolving throughout a really expansive and ever evolving set. The core trio gets some top shelf guest accompaniment in guitarist Masaki Batoh, Jim Becker on organ, Nick Broste on trombone, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet and Nori Tanaka on percussion, and titles include "Jammu Circles On Circles", a cool cover (or maybe adaptation is a better word) of Sun Ra's "Angels & Demons At Play", "Yonaguni", "2303", "Chokayo" and "Be Going". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". (Vocalists, Rock) CD

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✨✧ AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BangMother/Bow To The King ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1972. Used ... $7.99
Bang have opened up their lineup a bit since their tight debut as a trio – but the core energy of their music is very firmly still in place – right down to the excellent sound they get recording down at the Criteria Studios in Miami! These guys are one of those groups that should have been huge – tight, focused, and incredibly hard-rocking – gifted with a great ear for penning a tune, and a strong ability to find really fresh formations from the familiar lineup of guitar, bass, and drums! There's a open, honest quality to the album that makes it wonderfully free from cliche – as does the lack of any posturing on any group members either a sense of unified cohesion that some of their contemporaries might have taken as a model. Drummer Tony D'Iorio isn't in the group this time around, but he's still helping write the tunes – and the drums are taken over by the equally strong Duris Maxwell and Bruce Gary. Some tracks also feature some surprising soulful backing vocals by singers Donny Gerrard, Clydie King, and Vanetta Fields – and titles include "Mother", "Humble", "Idealist Realist", "Bow To The King", "Tomorrow", and "Feel The Hurt". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesRevolver ... LP
Apple/EMI, 1966. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature and sweet lyrics on the love songs – cross-cut with a bit of witty social commentary too! Tracks include "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There & Everywhere", "She Said She Said", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "For No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Capitol Winchester pressing, with Apple labels.)

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Will Beeley (William C Beeley)Passing Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Southern Biscuit/Tompkins Square, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.99
A beautiful mix of modes – the songwriting skills of Will Beeley – aka William C Beeley – and the warm southern setting of the Malaco studios at the end of the 70s! The set's got a vibe that's maybe like the best rootsy work to come out of Memphis or Muscle Shoals in the earlier part of the decade – well-penned tunes that aren't really straight rock, folk, or country – and which come together in a special sort of southern brew, without any sort of posturing or pretense. The album's wonderfully non-commercial – and has a timeless vibe that still makes it sound fresh after all these many years – as generations of artists discover the overlooked genius of Beeley. Titles include "Tell Me How Are You", "I Can't Pretend Much Longer", "Standin At The Station", "I Don't Know What I'm Into", "Rainy Sundays", "Passing Dream", and "As The Darkness Of The Heavens". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice CooperPretties For You (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Pre-shock rock psychedelia from Alice Cooper – more of a Detroit-reared answer to early Pink Floyd than it is a clue to the early metal horror show to come – and a record that stands stunningly well on its own! Since most people never even heard Pretties For You until long after Alice became a notorious rock star – which has made it unfairly judged in most circles – because if you enter it fresh, and take it for what it is, the whole thing's an incredible record that stands with some of the more revolutionary British albums of the late 60s. We hear rare psychedelia by the bucketful that's not nearly as good as this album, but which celebrated by rare psych diggers purely for its obscurity – and the overall presentation and performance is right up there with some of the coolest material on Harvest or Vertigo. Titles include "10 Minutes Before The Worm", "Sing Low Sweet Cheerio", "Reflected", "Apple Bush", "Earwigs To Eternity", "Titanic Overture", and "No Longer Umpire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red colored vinyl!)

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Dantalion's ChariotChariot Rising ... CD
Esoteric (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing step sideways for London's Zoot Money – a move from mod to psych, with a trippy quality that's quite different from his jazzy sound a few years before! The group's got legendary fame – not just for the shift in styles by Zoot, but also for the fact that it features key work from a young Andy Summers – later of The Police – who works here with some great tones on guitar, and plenty of fresh ideas in all the songs he penned on the record! Money's vocals are wonderful – almost as if Georgie Fame were singing on a psych album – which is as unusual and compelling as you might think. These sessions were recorded in the late 60s, but mostly unissued at the time – but really rank with the best of the early Syd Barrett or Kevin Ayers generation – with titles that include "Coffee Song", "Madman Running Through The Fields", "This Island", "High Flying Bird", "Four Firemen", "Soma (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Bob DylanTriplicate (3LP 180 gram vinyl set) ... LP
Columbia, 2017. Sealed 3LP ... $33.99
Bob Dylan takes on the American songbook once again – revisiting the territory of classic 20th century songwriters that he touched on the Fallen Angels album, but in an overstuffed mode that definitely warrants the Triplicate title! The triple-length format really has Dylan going to town on the material – and maybe doing a lot more than just trying to ape an older singer like Frank Sinatra – as the arrangements are often surprisingly fresh, and almost hit the kind of country/standard mode that Willie Nelson hit with his Stardust recording. In fact, given the rasp and world-heavy tone of Dylan's voice, and the strong use of both acoustic and steel guitar on some of the tunes, the whole thing maybe feels more like a vision of midcentury, seen through a lens that gives the sound of Nashville a lot more importance in the canon. The set was recorded at the Capitol Studios, which seems a great place to capture this vibe – and titles include, not surprisingly, "Stardust", plus "This Nearly Was Mine", "Stormy Weather", "Once Upon A Time", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "As Time Goes By", "Imagination", "Day In Day Out", "There's A Flaw In My Flue", "These Foolish Things", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ English BeatWha'ppen ... LP
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and they never ever bury their their Caribbean influences. There's a bit more Afro Beat-inspired rhythms and some atmospheric underground pop touches, but it's still get plenty of the Jamaican style we loved about their earlier work, too – on a record that didn't get the acclaim it deserved at the time! Titles include "Monkey Murders", "I Am Your Flag", "Walk Away", "Get A Job", "The Limits We Set", "Dream Home In NZ", and "Drowning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Sure, Rickie Lee Jones went onto become a bit of a cliche in later years, but this early album's still got an undeniable power – and was a great breath of fresh air, at a time when it seemed like most of modern music was forgetting its roots! What is it with the LA scene from the 60s onward that they always seemed to find their best inspiration in the past? Artists like Harpers Bizarre, Randy Newman, Tom Waits and others set the stage for a record like this – by reaching back into older styles and bringing them forward with a more contemporary spin. (And why was it that LA seemed to be the center of this mode – and New York, Chicago, and other cities never worked that way?) Rickie serves up a nice assortment of older-styled vocal cuts – performed with a mixture of traditional and 70s jazz backings, supported by some extra-classy Warner production from Lenny Waronker. Titles are all originals, but done with an older hipser sort of feel – and titles include "Easy Money", "Chuck E's In Love", "Young Blood", "The Last Chance Texaco", "Danny's All Star Joint", "Weasel & The White Boys Cool", "Company", "Coolsville", and "On Saturday Afternoons In 1963". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & staining.)

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Atle LauveAtle Lauve ... LP
Preservation (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Unreleased grooves from the Norwegian scene of the late 70s – recorded by an artist who's clearly in love with American AOR of the west coast scene! The tracks are all pretty darn tuneful and groovy – and feature lots of riffing guitars, tight drums, and warm keyboards – often topped with a bit of horns and plenty of bright lyrics that really send the whole thing home! If the vocals were in English, we could easily see these tracks becoming crossover work with an American soul crowd – yet they're all sung in Norwegian, which makes for quite a change – and actually gives most of the melodies a nicely fresh vibe. Titles include "Hold Meg", "Farlig Kjaerlighet", "Fredag", "Ole Langefinger", "Alt Var Galt", "Vekk Med TV'en", and "Dur Er Sa Deilig". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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Little RichardHere's Little Richard (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/Craft, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 19.99
A landmark album of hard-rocking soul – and a record that broke open both genres for a generations to come! The set's about as classic as you can get for Little Richard – filled with killer numbers that jump around boldly in some heavy New Orleans piano-led grooves – all topped by Richard's raw, raspy, utterly amazing vocals! And sure, you may know some cuts here from oldies radio, but together they really have a heck of a lot of power – and stand as a testament to the fresh genius that Little Richard represented at this early point – a sound that hundreds would try to copy, but nobody could ever hope to match. Titles include "Tutti Frutti", "Rip It Up", "True, Fine Mama", "Long Tall Sally", "She's Got It", "Oh Why", "Baby", and "Slippin' & Slidin". This 2CD version is overflowing with bonus tracks – 22 more numbers, some of them previously unreleased – all unusual takes or demos of tracks on the album! (Soul, Rock) CD

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LoveLove (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Elektra/Rhino, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Love's first album – a seminal bit of Sunset Strip rock, and every bit as powerful today as it was in the 60s! The style's a bit sharper-edged than the group's classic and more familiar Forever Changes set, but it's still pretty darn great – a completely fresh batch of guitar-heavy tunes that bristle with a sound that's a lot more sinister than some of the group's contemporaries. There's a few folksy or bluesy elements in the mix, but they're almost used in a way that parodies bigger acts of the time – turning the familiar into the freaky, all with a sense of power that's simply mindblowing. Titles include the group's excellent version of Burt Bacharach's "My Little Red Book", plus "Hey Joe", "Emotions", "A Message To Pretty", "Mushroom Clouds", "And More", and "Coloured Balls Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl – mono, too!)

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Dave Miller SetMr Guy Fawkes – The Complete Spin Recordings & More 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Spin/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
The Dave Miller Set look a bit mod on the cover – but the sound of these tracks is maybe in the best pop psych mode of the time – with nice bits of fuzz around the edges, very groovy lyrics, and some really cool production on some of the best tracks! The group are quite overlooked, but were one of the most compelling acts on the Australian scene at the end of the 60s – a surprisingly tight, fresh, and very original combo who had loads of great material of their own, and really knew how to turn it into something special in the studio – thanks partly to help from producer Pat Aulton, who handled all the work here. As with some of the other releases on the RPM label, the whole thing's a huge revelation – music we'd never have known about otherwise, brought back from obscurity with top-shelf sound and all the notes you'd need to help you dive into the depths of tracks that include "A Bread & Butter Day", "Mr Guy Fawkes", "Why Why Why", "I'll Be Laughing", "Reflections Of A Pioneer", "Having A Party", "The Loner", and "In Your Mind". CD

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Richard PinhasChronolyse ... LP
Cobra (France), 1978. Very Good ... $19.99
Amazing electronic sounds from the 70s – a sweet selection of instrumental experiments from Richard Pinhas – all of which still sounds pretty darn fresh all these many years later! Most of these are spare moogy numbers – often with this cyclical quality that seems to prefigure future cosmic and dancefloor styles, but with a much moodier vibe overall! Side one features seven shorter tracks – variations on "Le Theme De Bene Gesserit" – and side two features the much longer "Paul Atreides", which is nicely trippy at the start, then builds with jamming intensity as things move on! LP, Vinyl record album

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Iggy PopNew Values ... CD
Arista, 1979. Used ... $5.99
One of the great earlier solo records from Iggy – capping off the 70s here with a bang! New Values finds Iggy a real peak point for edgy, yet accessible songwriting – a talent he no doubt honed in the preceding few years of working with David Bowie. The production is great here, too – with the rugged guitar and bugged out vocals you'd expect from Iggy, but with some cool little synthesizer touches here and there, that actually sound fresh to this day – as opposed to new wave-y. We value this one as highly as just about any Iggy Pop album. Includes "Tell Me A Story", "New Values", the classic "I'm Bored", "Five Foot One", "Angel", "The Endless Sea", "Don't Look Down", "African Man", "Billy Is A Runaway" and more. CD
Also available New Values (180 gram swirl colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP 32.99

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Iggy PopNew Values (180 gram swirl colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Arista/Friday Music, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99
One of the great earlier solo records from Iggy – capping off the 70s here with a bang! New Values finds Iggy a real peak point for edgy, yet accessible songwriting – a talent he no doubt honed in the preceding few years of working with David Bowie. The production is great here, too – with the rugged guitar and bugged out vocals you'd expect from Iggy, but with some cool little synthesizer touches here and there, that actually sound fresh to this day – as opposed to new wave-y. We value this one as highly as just about any Iggy Pop album. Includes "Tell Me A Story", "New Values", the classic "I'm Bored", "Five Foot One", "Angel", "The Endless Sea", "Don't Look Down", "African Man", "Billy Is A Runaway" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue & black swirl 180 gram vinyl – pressed at RTI!)
Also available New Values ... CD 5.99

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Procol HarumProcol Harum (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/West Side (UK), 1967. Used ... $19.99
The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British acts of the period – but they have this way of presenting the music that brings a whole new sort of drama to the music – this flair that never overwhelms, and instead embellishes the music in this really special way – so that the tunes have this brilliance that's kept them fresh for many decades to follow! Lead singer Gary Brooker is a key part of the record's magic – a very distinctive singer – and a young Robin Trower contributes plenty on guitar, as does Matthew Fisher on Hammond. But there's also some arrangements that really set the whole thing in an unusual direction – and which make the record way more than just another bluesy rock set from the time. Hard to argue with the baroque brilliance of "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", "A Christmas Camel", "Salad Days", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Conquistador" CD
(Out of print.)

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Soft MachineSix ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A beautifully burning double-length set from Soft Machine – proof that the group were really at the height of their powers during the early 70s – magically blending together jazz, rock, and fusion into one soaringly spacey new sound! The work here is a key fore-runner of countless trends to come – including recent keyboard-heavy work on the cosmic club scene – particularly 4 Hero and the generation of others that sprang up in their wake. Soft Machine have a similar British bent for blending styles here – using jazz elements that are on a par with their best contemporaries in the straighter part of that genre – but fusing them together with a more pulsating approach to rhythm that pushes all the solo bits wonderfully! There's a fair bit of groove heavy tracks here that still sound as fresh today as when they were recorded – and the album features great drums from John Marshall, keyboards from Mike Ratledge, bass from Hugh Hopper, and a wide variety of reeds from Karl Jenkins. The album's a rich tapestry of long and short tracks, all woven together – and titles include "All White", "Between", "Riff", "EPV", "Stumble", "5 From 13", "Riff II", "The Soft Weed Factor", and "Chloe & The Pirates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label UK pressing on CBS. Cover has light wear.)

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Suns Of ArqaRevenge Of The Mosabites (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rocksteady/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Groundbreaking early work from Suns Of Arqua – recorded on the London scene at the end of the 70s, with this amazing blend of instrumental elements from around the globe – but all at a level that's far from the cliches such albums would have in later years! Instead, there's this fresh sense of discovery going on – a criss-crossing of sounds from Jamaican dub, Irish folk, Spanish flamenco, and other genres come together beautifully – all with help from On-U Records maestro Adrian Sherwood – who must have gotten some of the ideas for his later projects from working on this set! The range of instrumentation is amazing – and includes cuica, harmonium, sitar, esraj, tabla, Chinese shwam, flamenco guitar, banjo, and lots more – on titles that include "Sully's Reel", "World Peace A Dream", "Acid Tabla", "Piece Of The World", "Paintings Of A Cave", and "Sanaiscara Saturn". CD features three bonus tracks – "Asian Rebel (hyphen dub)", "Sanaiscara Saturn (hyphen edit)", and "Acid Tabla (hyphen edit)". CD
 
 
 



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