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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 1 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fab first volume of this legendary series – filled with great music, wonderful images, and a really wide range of sounds and notes on the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s! The package is filled with classics – and is a great place to start, especially if you want to go way past the obvious – and really dig into all the greatness that Italy had to offer in the 60s – the wealth of mod, jazz, and bossa-styled sounds that were crafted for the endless array of great movies coming from the scene. Titles include "Beat Fuga Shake" by Riz Ortolani, "Cheps & Nefertiti" by Franco De Gemini, "Iena Sequence" by Roberto Pregadio, "Tiffany Sequence M8" by Riz Ortolani, "Omar Khayyam" by Franco De Gemini, "Latin Quarter" by Riz Ortolani, "Tema De Londra M47" by Francesco De Masi & Alessandro Alessandroni, "I Want It All" by Bruno Nicolai, and "Traffic Boom" by Piero Picconi. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRock It Don't Stop It! – Rapping To The Boogie Beat In Brooklyn, Boston & Beyond – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of old school tracks from the earliest days of hip hop – hand-picked by one of the greatest collectors around! 25 years ago, we were privileged enough to visit the small council flat of Sean P – who, even at that point, had an amazing collection of rare hip hop singles stuffed into his tiny bedroom – complete runs of all the New York indie labels, laid out in catalog number order – including hundreds of records we'd never seen before! Sean was devoted to the old school at a time when nobody cared – and he's continued to provide a really rich vision of these earliest days of hip hop – with results that you'll treasure in this excellent set. Most tracks are long – in true old school mode – and very few have turned up on other collections we've stocked – a great set list that include "Oh Yeah" by The Jackson Two, "Rappin Partee Groove" by Rappers Rapp Group, "Rock It Don't Stop It" by Sinister Two, "To The Max" by Rickey G & The Everloving Five, "Sweat" by Kevin Fleetwood & The Cadillacs Of Sound, "At The Place To Be" by Mr Sweety G, "The Peoples Message Take Two" by Terry Lewis & Wildflower, "MC Rock" by Jazzy 4 MCs, "The Golden Rule" by Cat Claw & The Better Love Crew, and "Boom" by Hardkore. CD

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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 2 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing grooves galore – part of a landmark series that really helped folks around the globe get a better understanding of the greatness of the Italian soundtrack scene in the 60s – all the wonderful sounds that were crafted for low-budget crime, comedy, and horror films of the period! The sounds are as sexy as the image on the cover – and if you're just dipping into the wealth of wonderful Italian soundtrack music, this set's a great place to start – thanks to cuts that include "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" by Bruno Nicolai, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "A Doppla Faccia" by Nora Orlandi, "Shake Per Un Divorzio" by Fred Bongusto, "Mr Dante Fontana" by Piero Piccioni, "Bada Caterina" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "Sensi" by Luiz Bacalov, "London Streets" by Nico Fidenco', "Soho" by Nora Orlandi, and "Notti Caldi" by Perio Piccioni. CD
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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 3 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The latest masterpiece in this fab fab series! Like the other versions, this one grabs wild funky and groovy tunes from lost Italian exploitation films of the 60s and 70s – a virtual treasure trove of incredible tunes! The cuts blast together one into the other, rolling along on a mad groove plucked out of time, mixing crime and jazz and funk and sleaze into a blend as beautiful as the lovely set of notes inside. Some of the cuts on this CD have shown up on other compilations, but the overall quality of the packaging is incredibly high, and the set sounds great together. Tracks include "Tema Di Oscar" by Berti Pisano, "Il Profeta" by Armando Trovajoli, "L'Eta Del Malessere" by Stefano Torossi, "Amore Amore Amore" by Piero Piccioni, "Playgirl 70" by Piero Piccioni, "Right Or Wrong" by Piero Piccioni, "Crazy", by Wes & The Airdales, "Let's Find Out" by Isabel Bond, and "Quand Ero Un Bebe" by Il Cantori Moderni. CD
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✨✧ VariousBoogie's Gonna Getcha – 80s New York Boogie ... CD
Back Beat (UK), 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Underground club from the New York scene of the 80s – a mix of late disco, early hip hop, and some prime boogie groovers! The tracks are relatively long – mostly pulled from 12" singles – and there's a nicely eclectic mix of tunes here, really showing the scope of styles that played on the 80s dancefloors in the Big Apple – the kind of creative cuts that never charted big, but had plenty of impact back in the day. Titles include "Somebody's Loving You" by Klassique, "Let's Do It" by Convertion, "Rapper's Revenge" by Mike Gee, "On The One" by Lukk, "Hold On" by Kremecicle, "Just How Sweet Is Your Love" by Rhyze, "This Beat Is Mine" by Vicky D, "Main Thing" by Shot, "Please Don't Break My Heart" by The Affair, and "Share The Night" by World Premier. CD
Also available Boogie's Gonna Getcha – 80s New York Boogie ... CD 8.99
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VariousDarker Than Blue – Soul From Jamdown 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), 1970s. Used ... $39.99
Unbelievably burning!! If you were hip to the Soul Jazz Studio One Soul compilation, get ready for this – 18 soulful reggae jams, brought together by the folks at Blood & Fire and Honest Jon's. There's some choice covers here of classic soul and R&B hits from the 70s, with a number of nice renditions of Curtis Mayfield tunes, and even a few hot, hot originals, like Boris Gardner's "Ghetto Funk", which sounds like an organ-driven funky 45 off a Keb Darge set! Check out Carl Bradney's take on War's "Slipping Into Darkness" produced by Scratch Perry or Tinga Stewart's version of Timmy Thomas' classic "Why Can't We Live Together", with some nice echoplex drops on the organ & guitar in the extended groove section, and funky cowbells replacing the original beat box bubbling underneath. This one's gonna be locked to our turntables for months to come! (Reggae, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo. Classic JB production stuff, with 13 great tracks, including a bonus CD cut that's not on the original LP (which is out of print, by the way.) This was a sampler's dream in the 80's, and it's still a listener's dream in this decade! Tracks include "Same Beat" by the JBs, "Parrty" by Maceo, "If You Don't Get It The First Time" by the JBs, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Lyn Collins, "Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again" by Lyn Collins, "Hot Pants Road" by The JBs, "Mama Feelgood" by Lyn Collins, "Think" by Lyn Collins, and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs! CD
Also available James Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD 10.99

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VariousModernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Not the modernism of high art or experimental literature – and instead the upbeat, totally groovy sound of British mods in the 60s – served up here in a wicked batch of American soul tracks from the time! The style here is a bit Northern Soul, but also has a bit more of the blues and R&B elements that inspired some of the Brit rock acts of the time – but served up here by the originators from our side of the Atlantic, and with the kind of attention to special tracks and rare singles that we've come to expect from the great folks at Kent Records! This is more than just a rehash of older hits or overplayed numbers – and instead, the carefully-chosen set list really gets right to the heart of the matter – and backs up its musical magic with a great set of notes, photos, and label scans. Titles include "Ain't That Soul" by Teddy Reynolds, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "Crossroads In Your Heart" by The Shirelles, "Beg Me" by Chuck Jackson, "Cinderella Jones" by Sammy Jones, "We Gonna Rub (part 1)" by Joe Johnson, "Night Beat" by Kenny Smith & The Lovelighters, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "The Life Of The Party" by Joan Moody, "The Phillie" by The M&Ms & The Peanuts, "Private Eye" by Wallace Johnson, "Listen To Me Baby" by Ralph Ventsha & Red Julian Quartet, and "When One Of Them Won't" by The Turn Arounds. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
Also available Modernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD 14.99

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VariousSanctified (Tower Records edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
A great blend of gospel roots and 60s soul jazz – served up in a smattering of key sides from Blue Note Records! The "gospel" here is more a vibe than a straight interpretation of the genre – and most of these numbers are soul jazz tunes that draw from gospel inspiration, but move things into a hipper, more grooving sort of style. Titles include "Go Down Moses" by Grant Green, "Rev Moses" by Lou Donaldson, "A Baptist Beat" by Hank Mobley, "Amen" by Donald Byrd, "Moanin" by Art Blakey, and "Christo Redentor" by Donald Byrd. CD
(Out of print.)

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