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✨✧ VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 1 – Magic Town ... CD
Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Totally great tracks from a magical moment in pop music – that special period when rock had already gotten going, mainstream pop wasn't as soppy as the decade before, and soul music was starting to have a strong influence in the way both singers and groups delivered their vocals! All those qualities and more come into play here – in a fantastic series of cuts that come from deep in the Warner Brothers vaults – not just music from the main label, but also all the indies they've come to absorb over the years – labels like Colpix, Del-Fi, Gone, Mustang, Jubilee, and others who were an even greater force for music like this! The "nuggets" in the title is one way to see these cuts – material that came out in the generation right before the harder-edged material featured in the Nuggets series – but every bit as inventive and great in its own way. This first volume features a whopping 25 tracks in all – with titles that include "Spanish Armada" by Mel Taylor, "Magic Town" by The Vogues, "Lonely Guy" by The Gallahads, "Find Another Fool" by The Marcels, "Some Other Guy" by Richie Barrett, "I Lost My Baby" by Joey Dee, "Graduation Time" by Barry Mann, "Our Song" by The Volumes, "Silly Boy" by The Hi-Los, "The Last Race" by Jack Nitzsche, "Hey Everybody" by Henry Alston, and "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters. CD
 
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✨✧ AerovonsResurrection (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
A pretty great American nod to later Beatles style rock by The Aerovons – a group signed to EMI, but didn't take flight at the time – with a record that ranges from sweepingly orchestrated to stripped down rock! A couple singles made it out via Parlophone, but, this is essentially the first real release of it. Includes "World Of You", "Resurrection", "Say Georgia", "With Her", "Bessy Goodheart", "The Years", "Everything's Alright", "The Children" and more. 4 bonus tracks: the A- & B-side single "The Train" & "Song For Jane", the unreleased "Here" and a demo of "World Of You". CD

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African Head ChargeEnvironmental Studies (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Brilliant sounds from the On-U side of the universe – one of those key records that forever helped establish the production talents of Adrian Sherwood – and the unique blend of music he had to offer! The group here are a key part of the music – their blend of exotic percussion, melodica, guitar, and other sonic elements – but the record also features interesting contributions from post-punk/avant figures Steve Beresford and Nick Plytas, who come together in Sherwood's sonic blend with a beautiful mix of dark sounds, global elements, and lots of dubby echo! Titles include "Beriberi", "Snakeskin Tracksuit", "High Protein Snack", and "Breeding Space". (Reggae, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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AirCasanova 70 (orig, the secret of cool, moodswings)/Les Professionels(splatter colored vinyl) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Parlophone, Late 90s/2016. New Copy ... $14.99
Excellent moody, ethereal stuff from the groovy French combo. On these 4 tracks, they wear all of their influences on their sleeve – from Bacharach, to Morricone, to Mancini (in his 70's electric period) – but who cares? This stuff is great, beautifully packaged, and like finding some of the best tracks from a groovy 70's soundtrack on one short EP! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Steve AlaimoTwist With Steve Alaimo ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Surprisingly great work from Steve Alaimo – hardly just the album of simple twist covers that you might expect, although there's definitely a twisting vibe to the record too! Like some of the better twist-related projects of the early 60s – particularly those from soul and R&B sources – this one's got a very gritty groove at the bottom, which comes from lots of hard-snapping rhythms mixed with quick-stepping guitar – plus some other instrumentation that brings a surprisingly gritty undercurrent to Alaimo's music. If you ever thought he was just a simple pop singer, check out this album for a whole new sound – filled with tasty groovers that include "Good Good Lovin", "Do The Mashed Potatoes", "Lucille", "I've Got It", "Boppin The Blues", "Do The Hully Gully", "Twist All Nights", and more great grooves from the early 60s Miami scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a few light creases, and the die-cut on back removed.)

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Johnnie AllanPromised Land – South Louisiana Swamp Pop Gold ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Wonderful work from Johnnie Allan – and tracks that definitely live up to the "swamp" promise in the title! The vibe here starts with 50s southern rock – a bit of twang from rockabilly and country – but there's also a heavy New Orleans influence in the rhythms that makes things really unique – a rolling way of hitting the groove that changes up the music from styles you might normally know! And at points, some other Louisiana elements creep into the mix, and really come out sounding great – a very cool blend of styles that only gets stronger in the later years. The set features a wealth of recordings for the Jin and Viking labels, plus detailed notes as well – and titles include "Little Fat Man", "South To Lousiana", "The Promised Land", "Let's Do It", "Your Picture", "What'Cha Do", "Cajun Man", "Nights Of Misery", "Secret Of Love", "Graduation Night", "I Cried", and "Somewhere On Skid Row". CD

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✨✧ Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... LP
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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Amon Duul IIMade In Germany ... LP
Atco, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister vibe in the instrumentation – played by a group who clearly know how to stretch out more, but instead pack a lot of experimentation into shorter, groovier space. The vocals are in English, but accented – which gives them a further offbeat vibe – and titles include "The King's Chocolate Waltz", "Emigrant Son", "La Krautoma", "Metropolis", "Gala Gnome", and "Mr Kraut's Jinx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a promo sticker.)

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Keren AnnYou're Gonna Get Love ... LP
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
Wonderful work from Keren Ann – a French singer we first fell in love with on her albums done with producer Benjamin Biolay – working here with a different talent at the helm, but a sound that's equally sublime! Keren's also making a big step towards a global market here, too – continuing her trend of singing in English, which is the case throughout the album – which really helps get her captivating tunes and amazing sound to a larger market on this side of the Atlantic – all without losing the breathy charm of her previous French language vocals. The tunes have this moody vibe, almost in a hip early 70s singer/songwriter mode – and backing instrumentation that really follows suit. Titles include "Again & Again", "you Knew Me Then", "Bring Back", "The Separated Twin", "You Have It All To Lose", and "The River That Swallows All The Rivers". (French, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available You're Gonna Get Love (deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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Keren AnnYou're Gonna Get Love (deluxe edition) ... CD
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Keren Ann – a French singer we first fell in love with on her albums done with producer Benjamin Biolay – working here with a different talent at the helm, but a sound that's equally sublime! Keren's also making a big step towards a global market here, too – continuing her trend of singing in English, which is the case throughout the album – which really helps get her captivating tunes and amazing sound to a larger market on this side of the Atlantic – all without losing the breathy charm of her previous French language vocals. The tunes have this moody vibe, almost in a hip early 70s singer/songwriter mode – and backing instrumentation that really follows suit. Titles include "Again & Again", "you Knew Me Then", "Bring Back", "The Separated Twin", "You Have It All To Lose", and "The River That Swallows All The Rivers". (French, Rock) CD
Also available You're Gonna Get Love ... LP 22.99

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 22.99
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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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". CD
Also available Archie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Archie Whitewater ... CD 3.99

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ArchiesSunshine ... LP
Kirshner, 1970. Sealed ... $9.99
Believe it or not, the 4th album by The Archies – and one that's way past the early hits that first got them started! The sound here stands out surprisingly well on its own – with less of the cartoony references of the past, and more of a Sunshiney Pop quality that we like a lot. The tunes are still kind of playfully sing-song, in a way that would have worked with the kids, but the overall themes are a bit deeper too. Jeff Barry produced, and titles include "A Summer Prayer For Peace", "Sunshine", "Who's Gonna Love Me", "Mr Factory", "Love & Rock & Roll Music", "Over & Over", "Waldo P Emerson Jones", and "Suddenly Susan". LP, Vinyl record album

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ArenaArena (180 gram pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Crystal Clear/Roundtable (Australia), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 31.99
A heady set of jazz from the Australian scene of the 70s – a bit funky jazz, a bit harder jamming – and a record that's got a lot more edge than its contemporaries from the European scene! Ted White plays tremendous flute and alto sax here – the latter with a sharply spiritual energy that's quite unexpected, and which gives the record a lot more soul than the usual prog-influenced fusion date of the time – a quality that's even quite different than some of the other Australian jazz material of the 70s – which, when electrified, didn't always hold onto the sharpness of its acoustic properties. Keyboards are from Peter Jones, who's nicely restrained, but makes some great contributions – and the rest of the group features Charlie Gould on guitar, Bob Arrowsmith on bass, and Graham Morgan on percussion and drums. Titles include "Turkish Defunked", "Keith's Mood", "Scrichell Cat", "Journey In Three's", "Scope", "Duke", and "The Long One". (Jazz, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ginny ArnellMeet Ginny Arnell (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Poker (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Dreamy 60s pop from Ginny Arnell – a sweet-voiced singer working in a very echoey space! There's a nicely weepy quality to Ginny's music – not in a way that's overly emotive, but which comes from the odd mix of guitar lines, bubbling bass, and heavy echo used to record the music – all with qualities that start feeling sad long before Arnell even sings a word of the lyrics – and which is almost a female equivalent to the best blue modes of Bobby Vinton's work of the same time! Arrangements are by a variety of talents – including Bill McElhieny, Al Gorgoni, and Ray Stevens – but there's a nicely unified feel to the set, thanks to the strong production on the album from Jim Vienneau – clearly an under-acknowledged genius of 60s pop. Titles include "Dumbhead", "I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear", "I'm So Afraid Of Loving You", "He's My Little Devil", "This Is Mine", "You Pulled A Fast One", "I Don't Want You This Way", and "This Is Mine". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "I'm Getting Mad", "Bill Why", "I'm Crying Too", "Trouble's Back In Town", and "Just Like A Boy". (Vocalists, Rock) CD

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Kevin AyersShooting At The Moon ... CD
BGO (UK), 1970. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful little record – one that's filled with subtle charms and surprising moments of beauty – played by an intimate group of musicians who include Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, and Mike Oldfield! In a way, the record's a bit of a precursor for some of the experiments to come from Coxhill and Bedford – because the set blends together bits of rock, jazz, and other musics – all with a careful sense of production that filters the best elements together nicely, the focuses them into some extremely compelling tunes. Ayers sings on most numbers, but the instrumental side of the album almost gets greater focus – and titles include "May I", "Pisser Dans Un Violon", "The Oyster & The Flying Fish", "Shooting At The Moon", "Red Green & You Blue", "Underwater", and "Lunatics Lament". CD

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Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & othersJune 1, 1974 ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A British art rock jam session, more or less, pulled together by Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers, who recruited Eno, John Cale and Nico, former bandmate Robert Wyatt, the enigmatic Rabbit (John Bundrick) on keyboards – more well known for his work with the Who – plus Mike Oldfield on guitar and a number of other guests and co-conspirators. A nice document of the scene a the time, with concise performances and a much tighter feel than you might imagine given the circumstances of the recording. 9 numbers in all, including "Driving Me Backwards", "Baby's On Fire", "Heartbreak Hotel", "The End", "May I?", "Shouting IN A Bucket Blues", "Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes", "Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues" and "Two Goes Into Four". LP, Vinyl record album
(Palm tree label UK pressing. Cover has light corner wear.)

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BachsOut Of The Bachs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Time Lag Records/Out-Sider (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Raw sounds from the US underground, circa 1968 – by a group who clearly grew in the garage, but sprung forth with a whole range of new ideas too! Sometimes the Bachs can have this bite that's almost pre-punk, but other moments have this warmly harmonic feel that's quite a surprise – still delivered with a nice edge, given the indie production of the set – which definitely lives up to the spirit of the album's original print run of only 150 copies! All songs are originals, and surprisingly well-written at times – with these dark lyrical turns that are a great foil for the twin lead vocals – almost with the moody feel of Syd Barrett on the shorter, spookier early Pink Floyd tunes, but a lot rougher. Titles include Free Fall", "Answer To Yesterday", "Minister To A Mind Diseased", "Show Me That You Want To Go Home", "I'm A Little Boy", and "Tables Of Grass Fields". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – with bonus insert of notes!)

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Bad BrainsBad Brains (with download) ... LP
Roir, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Seminal record from one of the most important hardcore bands to walk the earth – and DC underground classic that hit the scene like a lightning bolt to the White House – that cover art speaks the truth! Bad Brains (the album) was originally issued on the then cassette-only ROIR label – -this version restores the iconic original cover art and features 15 tracks: Titles include "Sail On", "Don't Need It", "Attitude", "The Regulator", "Banned In DC", "Jah Calling", "Supertouch/Shitfit", "Leaving Babylon", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "I", "Big Take Over", "Pay To Cum", "Right Brigade", "I Luv I Jah" and "Intro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bad BrainsQuickness ... LP
Caroline, 1989. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The follow up to the massive metal crossover I Against I, with a similar thick, chunky sound. Not as essential as the previous LP, but still a great late 80s post punk effort. Includes "Soul Craft", "Voyage Into Infinity", "The Messengers", "With The Quickness" and "No Conditions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
 
 



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