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Jorge BenA Banda Do Ze Pretinho ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
Funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds onto the best energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches – mixed with some other soulful and funky modes too – always great for Jorge's wonderful vocals, especially on some of the earthier tracks. The production is nice and lean – with a core focus on Jorge's great voice, and the funky instrumentation of the band – which really lets the fantastic sound of the record come through strongly, without some of the heavier elements on some of Jorge's 80s records. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Troca Troca", "Bom Dia, Boa Tarde Boa Noite Amor", "A Banda Do Ze Pretinho", "Denize Rei", "Berenice", "Amante Amado", and "Era Uma Vez Treze". CD

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Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru (special edition – with booklet) ... LP
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 39.98
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New special edition 2 x LP pressing, finished to match the original specifications, now including the 8 page booklet. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ze RamalhoZe Ramalho De Paraiba ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
Vintage live work from this legendary Brazilian rocker – a series of different concerts, all brought together in a very cool 2CD package! The set features material from the shows Atlantida (1973), Um Dia Antes Da Vida (1976), Tres Aboios Diferentes (1974), and Coletiva De Musica Paraibana (1976) – plus one more track from a 1977 show – all with Ze Ramalho on vocals and guitar, working in relatively stripped-down settings with deeply personal inflections! The collection's a great contrast to some of his more produced studio albums – and titles include "O Monte Olimpia", "Avohai", "A Arvore", "Puxa Puxa", "Brejo Do Cruz", "Jacarepagua Blues", "Taxi Lunar", and "Aboio Eletronico". CD

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Slaughter JoeZe Do Caixao – The Complete Creation & Kaleidoscope Recordings ... CD
Rev-Ola/Creation (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
The complete recordings of Slaughter Joe Foster – an incredible guitarist whose sound had a huge influence on the mid 80s British pop scene – with a raspy jangle that showed up often in recordings by other bands on Creation Records, particularly Biff Bang Pow and Jesus & Mary Chain! Joe's got props from both Kim Fowley and Alan McGhee, two producers who helped him hone his guitar sound into the tonal noise that shows up on these great recordings – and although he was one of the lesser-remembered acts from the C80 years, his sound is right up there with the best of the Creation scene of the time. The set features 17 tracks in all, including "Positively Something Wild", "I Know You Rider", "Napalm Girl", "If I Die Before I Wake", "The Lonesome Death Of Thurston Moore", and "I'll Follow You Down". CD

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Tom ZeTom Ze (1970) ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Tom Ze's greatest records – and an album that proves that the Tropicalista spirit didn't die once Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil went into exile! The cover is a bit standard, in comparison to the artier look of other Tom Ze albums – but the sound is very forward-thinking, and still hangs onto the best modes of the Tropicalia years – a fantastic blend of Ze's spare soulful songwriting, psychedelic influences, and traces of older baroque production in the mix. Many moments remind us of our favorite albums by the Veloso, Gil, or Gal Costa from 1968 and 1969 – and the album's got some killer songs like "Qualquer Bobagem", "Escolinha Da Robot", "La Vem A Onda", "Distancia", and "Me Da Me De Me Diz". CD

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Tom ZeDanc-eh-sa Ao Vivo – Danca Dos Herdeiros Do Sacrificio O Fim Da Cancao ... CD
Trama/Canal (Brazil), 2008. New Copy ... About July 20, 2015 (delayed)
A live performance of material from Tom Ze's Danc-eh-sa project – done here with tones that are even quirkier and more angular than the original! Most of the tracks have a strongly instrumental focus, but vocals are often used in an almost instrumental mode – chanted along with the rhythms, and laid in nicely amidst the basslines, guitar bits, and heavy percussion. The music's right up there with the most compelling Tom Ze work of the past few decades – as freshly creative as ever, and still pushing boundaries a lot farther than most of his Brazilian contemporaries! Titles include "Acum Maha", "Atchim", "Cara Cua", "Taka Ta", "Triu Triii", and "Uai Uai". CD

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✨✧ Tom ZeBest Of Tom Ze – Brazil Classics 4 ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s/1980s/1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although it's hard to understand from the perspective of over a decade (especially one that's seen Tom Ze rise to fame again), when this compilation was first put together, the music of Tom Ze had all but fallen off the musical map of Brazil. Ze was one of the founding fathers of Tropicalia – and unlike other members of that group, who rose to great fame during the 70s, and straighted up their act a bit, Ze always remained a committed modernist, as you'll hear on this sampling of 13 tracks from his rare releases on a number of labels. The style's incredibly hard to pin down – and in fact, we might describe the recordings as being "anti-style" – but if you've heard any of Ze's work, you know you're in for a treat. Titles include "Ma", "Doi", "Hein?", "Cademar", "Um Oh E Um Ah", and "A Felicidade". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando O Samba (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible! This is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, the actual sound is incredibly hard to describe – and the album bristles with imagination and creative fire. Includes a haunting spare version of "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui!", "Hein?", and "Mae". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom ZeTom Ze (1970) ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Tom Ze's greatest records – and an album that proves that the Tropicalista spirit didn't die once Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil went into exile! The cover is a bit standard, in comparison to the artier look of other Tom Ze albums – but the sound is very forward-thinking, and still hangs onto the best modes of the Tropicalia years – a fantastic blend of Ze's spare soulful songwriting, psychedelic influences, and traces of older baroque production in the mix. Many moments remind us of our favorite albums by the Veloso, Gil, or Gal Costa from 1968 and 1969 – and the album's got some killer songs like "Qualquer Bobagem", "Escolinha Da Robot", "La Vem A Onda", "Distancia", and "Me Da Me De Me Diz". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tom Ze (1970) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru ... CD
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the case with the work of the best, most adventurous Brazilian artists of the time, it's a difficult sound to describe. It's a very atmospheric blend – sung and chanted vocals are no more or less important than any of the other elements – which include classical acoustic and fuzzy electric guitar, piano, organ, flute, sax and a range of percussion. It's free and psychedelic, but just reigned in enough to keep it tense and exciting. Pure greatness – hopefully bound to achieve some long overdue recognition! Tracks include "Trilha De Sume", "Culto A Terra", "Bailado Das Muscarias", "Nao Existe Molhado Igua; Ao Pranto", "Raga Dos Raios", "Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada", "Regato Da Montanha", Trilha De Sume" and more! New reissue version has way better sound than before – and reproduces all the cool graphics of the original cover. CD
Also available Paebiru (special edition – with booklet) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Tom Ze/Jorge BenJimmy Renda Se/Take it Easy My Brother Charlie ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Tom Ze – an artist you may know best for his more offbeat work of the 70s, but who gets nice and funky here on "Jimmy Rende Se" – yet at a level that keeps all his vocal complexity intact! The flipside features Jorge Ben's classic "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" – one of the singer's first great funky soul tunes, and a cut that definitely woke up the world to a whole new side of his talents! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tom ZeCorreio Da Estaco Do Bras (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of those impossible to find records by Tom Ze from the 70s – and well worth the search! The record has Ze working in a slightly more conventional mode – with a mix of styles that ranges from spare percussive tracks, to others that have a smoother production style, but still a fairly mad lyrical approach. There's a bit more electronics in here than on some of the earlier albums, but trust us, like all musical elements, they're used in the service of Ze's mad vision more than they are in any standard way. Titles include "Amor De Estrada", "Carta", "Morena", "Menina Jesus", "Na Parada De Sucesso", and "Pecado, Rifa E Revista". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom Ze & Gilberto AssisGrupo Corpo – Santagustin ... CD
Milan, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most adventurous recent work we've heard from Tom Ze – done in collaboration with Gilberto Assis, for dance performances by the experimental Grupo Corpo! The whimsy of Ze's best recordings is firmly in place here – as strange sounds, tones, and rhythms dominate the set – but there's also a striking lack of ego – as even Ze's mad personality recedes in favor of the larger group performance. Great stuff all around, with much of the best touches of Ze's 70s work – and titles that include "Moura Sion", "Marco Da Era", "Ayres Da Mantiqueira", "Ciro Gberto", "Bate Boca", and "Hermetorio". CD
(Out of print, cutout mark through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Ze Cafofinho E Suas CorrentesUm Pe Na Meia Outro De Fora ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Aural ExcitersSpooks In Space/Marathon Runner ... 12-inch
Ze, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
A great single from Aural Exciters – a hip New York ensemble from the late 70s, one of the seminal groups of the downtown post-disco crossover scene! The tracks feature work by August Darnell, James Chance, Bob Blank, Taana Gardner, and Coati Mundi – and is very much in the playful ensemble dancefloor mode of some of Darnell's other projects from the time – a bit more soulful than Kid Creole, with less of the quirky disco of other groups, and a very solid approach overall! "Spooks In Space" has a great chanting vocal quality, undercut nicely by a stepping space-bound bassline – and "Marathon Runner" is more standard club, but in a way that features some great vocals from Gardner! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CristinaSleep It Off ... CD
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy ... $10.99
The second and final chapter in the career of Cristina – the female singer who was a key link in the New York club scene between Grace Jones and Madonna! Like the former, Cristina was not a singer at heart – but rose into the mainstream with a quirky ear for a tune and model-like looks that helped carry off her act. And like the latter, she clearly marched to the beat of her own tune – and did so with enough charisma and self-assured star power to get that tune out into the clubs. This second album features Cristina working in a very different style than on her debut – teaming with Don Was in a set of Detroit recordings that also featured a fair bit of original lyrics by Cristina. The camp/retro mode of the first album is still present here, but in a more subtle way – and the disco grooves have been replaced by more of the Was Not Was proto-funk approach, which means heavier beats and noisier guitars overall. The core album features original tracks "What's A Girl To Do", "Ticket To The Tropics", "The Lie Of Love", "Quicksand Lovers", and "He Dines Out On Death" – plus covers of "Blue Money" and the Brech/Weil tune "Ballad Of Immoral Earnings". The CD adds in some bonus tracks from the original sessions, including "Smile" and "Deb Behind Bars" – plus tracks from a Robert Palmer-produced session, including a version of Prince's "When You Were Mine", and the original "You Rented A Space". CD

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxMambo Nassau (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1980. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
A really funked-up batch of dancefloor tunes – produced with a uniquely cross-cultural approach! Ze Records diva Lizzy Mercier Descloux works here with influential post-disco, post-punk producer Steve Stanely – on a set of tunes cut in Nassau, with some great backing by a combo that includes Wally Badarou on keyboards. The resulting groove takes the skittish pan-club sound of the early 80s Ze Records scene, and infuses it with the hippest take on Jamaican rhythms of the time – resulting in a groundbreaking batch of tunes that were years ahead of their time! Titles include "Room Mate", "Sports Spootnicks", "Payola", "Funky Stuff", "Slipped Disc", "Lady O K'Pete", and "Bim Bam Boum". CD features bonus tracks "Maita", "Mister Soweto", "Sun Is Shining", "Don't You Try To Stop Me", and "Corpo Molli Pau Duro". CD
Also available Mambo Nassau (with downolad including bonus tracks) ... LP 16.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxMambo Nassau (with downolad including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 23.98
A really funked-up batch of dancefloor tunes – produced with a uniquely cross-cultural approach! Ze Records diva Lizzy Mercier Descloux works here with influential post-disco, post-punk producer Steve Stanely – on a set of tunes cut in Nassau, with some great backing by a combo that includes Wally Badarou on keyboards. The resulting groove takes the skittish pan-club sound of the early 80s Ze Records scene, and infuses it with the hippest take on Jamaican rhythms of the time – resulting in a groundbreaking batch of tunes that were years ahead of their time! Titles include "Room Mate", "Sports Spootnicks", "Payola", "Funky Stuff", "Slipped Disc", "Lady O K'Pete", and "Bim Bam Boum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus 5 bonus tracks too!)
Also available Mambo Nassau (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxOne For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
The amazing Lizzy Mercier Descloux adds one more global feather to her cap with this sweet little album – a set recorded in Rio, with help from a host of Brazilian musicians – and some special guest work from legendary trumpeter Chet Baker too! The record warms up the sound a bit from some of Lizzy's earlier records – still quite creative in both the songwriting and overall approach, but almost given a warmer spin alongside instrumentation that includes accordion from Sivuca, cavaquinho from Alceu Maia, acoustic guitar from Neco, and percussion from Djalma Correa! Other instrumentation still includes some of the keyboards and rhythm lines you'd know from Lizzy's other Ze Record releases – and titles include "Simply Beautiful", "Fog Horn Blues", "My Funny Valentine", "One For The Soul", "A World Is A Wah", and "Scala Saga Samba". CD features the bonus tracks "Bravado" and "Let's Get It On". CD

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxSuspense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1988. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The last lovely album in a wonderful run of records from Lizzy Mercer Descloux – one of the most unique talents to work on the Ze Records imprint in the 80s – and an artist who shared plenty of the genre-crossing, global-mixing elements of her contemporaries! The album's got a sound that's still as lean as Lizzy's earliest albums, but a slightly warmer glow too – almost a jazzy vibe at times, with a style that takes us back to our favorite sounds from the Swamp Children/Kalima on Factory Records at the same time – although with plenty of that French twist that she's always brought to her music. And in fact, this time around the lyrics seem even more French than ever – on titles that include "2 Femmes A La Mer", "L'Heure Bleu", "Once Upon A Time Out", "Echec Et Mat", and "A Room In New York". CD features bonus tracks – "Hurricane", "Playtime", "Gypsy Flame", "Lucky Strike Drive", and "Calypso Moguls (7" version)". CD
Also available Suspense (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP 9.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxSuspense (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1988. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99 29.98
The last lovely album in a wonderful run of records from Lizzy Mercer Descloux – one of the most unique talents to work on the Ze Records imprint in the 80s – and an artist who shared plenty of the genre-crossing, global-mixing elements of her contemporaries! The album's got a sound that's still as lean as Lizzy's earliest albums, but a slightly warmer glow too – almost a jazzy vibe at times, with a style that takes us back to our favorite sounds from the Swamp Children/Kalima on Factory Records at the same time – although with plenty of that French twist that she's always brought to her music. And in fact, this time around the lyrics seem even more French than ever – on titles that include "2 Femmes A La Mer", "L'Heure Bleu", "Once Upon A Time Out", "Echec Et Mat", and "A Room In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card with full album and bonus tracks!)
Also available Suspense (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of the full album – plus bonus tracks too!)

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✨✧ Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba BandI'm An Indian, Too/Deputy Of Love ... 12-inch
Ze/Buddah, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of August Darnell's many side projects for the Ze label – and group that features Fonda Rae on vocals! Don Armando Bonilla leads the group and plays percussion, but it's Fonda's vocals that really make the tracks sparkle – working hard to offset the campier style of the music with some real club soul! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Was Not WasOut Come The Freaks ... CD
Ze (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
Don Was come back! All is forgiven! For years, we'd thought poorly of you because of later projects, but going back to this classic early album for Ze Records, we now realize what a genius you were! Like other sets on Ze at the time, this one's a brilliant blend of funk, punk, rock, and soul – done with a post-P Funk approach to the grooves that puts plenty of bass on the bottoms, and which also flows lots of other interesting instrumentation into the grooves to keep things fresh. The production is stellar – soulful, bouncing, and joyously aware of every element of the full album's potential – and the whole album's a lively ensemble affair that features work by artists as diverse as Wayne Kramer, Marcus Belgrave, and Sweet Pea Atkinson! CD is greatly expanded from the original, and titles include "Oh Mr Friction", "Wheel Me Out (long version)", "Out Come The Freaks", "Hello Operator (short)", "It's An Attack", "Carry Me Back To Old Morocco", "Christmas Time In Motor City", "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming", and some nice bonus mixes! CD

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Was Not WasWoodwork Squeaks ... CD
Ze (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99
When the dancefloor squeaks, out come the geeks! This set's a great counterpart to the classic Was Not Was album on Ze Records – as it offers up 12" remixes and obscurities by the group – all done in the same disco-not-disco blend of funk, punk, and club that made their earliest work so fresh! A number of the tunes on the set are remakes of tracks from the group's album – but like much of the remixes on Ze, they're handled in ways that really transform from the original – adding in a lot more percussion and bass, and going for a lively "party" sort of feel that really makes the tunes sound great! Titles include "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming (traditional 12" rmx)", "Out Come The Freaks (predominantly funk version)", "Wheel Me Out (classic 12" version)", "Hello Operator (classic 12" version)", "Dance Or Die", "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming (souped up version)/Out Come The Freaks (dub version)", "White People Can't Dance", and "(Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks (extended)". CD

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VariousMutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 1 ... CD
Ze (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
Ho! This one takes us back! We're not as old as you might think here at Dusty Groove, but we're old enough to remember that wonderful period in the early 80s when somewhere on the lower east side, the energy and rawness of punk and post punk were meeting up with the glamour of the glitzed up disco club scene. ZE records was all over the scene, releasing the finest mutated disco from arch scenesters like August Darnell and the not-yet-heavyweight producer Don Was to other greats who might sadly have become sidebars in the history of modern music if not for this compilation, like Lizzy Mercer Descloux and Cristina. Each and every track grooves along with an unstoppable energy, whether it's Kid Creole's sophisticated Latin-esque numbers, Garcons' bubbling synths or Was (Not Was)'s faux R&B. Original 2CD set has been split into 2 single CDs – with tracks on volume 1 that include "Wheel Me Out" by Was Not Was, "Drive My Car" by Cristina, "Bustin Out" by Material w/Nona Hendryx, "Encore L'Amore" by Garcons, "Blame It On Disco" by Cristina, "Annie" by Kid Creole, "Emile (Night Rate)" by Aural Exciters, "Funky Stuff" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Cowboys & Gangsters" by Gichi Dan, "Contort Yourself" by James White & The Blacks, and "Deputy Of Love" by Don Armando's 2nd Ave Rhumba Band. CD
Also available Mutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 2 ... CD 15.99

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VariousMutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 2 ... CD
Ze (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
Ho! This one takes us back! We're not as old as you might think here at Dusty Groove, but we're old enough to remember that wonderful period in the early 80s when somewhere on the lower east side, the energy and rawness of punk and post punk were meeting up with the glamour of the glitzed up disco club scene. ZE records was all over the scene, releasing the finest mutated disco from arch scenesters like August Darnell and the not-yet-heavyweight producer Don Was to other greats who might sadly have become sidebars in the history of modern music if not for this compilation, like Lizzy Mercer Descloux and Cristina. Each and every track grooves along with an unstoppable energy, whether it's Kid Creole's sophisticated Latin-esque numbers, Garcons' bubbling synths or Was (Not Was)'s faux R&B. Original 2CD set has been split into 2 single CDs – with tracks on volume 2 that include "Faites Le Proton" by Casino Music, "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" by Was Not Was, "Mission Impossible" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Re Bop Electronic" by Marie & Les Garcons, "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses, "Disco Clone" by Cristina, "Que Pasa/Me No Pop I" by Coati Mundi, "I'm A Wonderful Thing" by Kid Creole, "Out Come The Freaks" by Was Not Was, "Nacissique" by Caroline Loeb, and "Fire" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux. CD
Also available Mutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 1 ... CD 15.99

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VariousMutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 3 – Garage Sale ... CD
Ze (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Mutant Disco compilation on Ze Records – one that's newly put together by the revived label, but which features some of the company's best club cuts from the late 70s and early 80s! The "garage" in the title is a sly reference to the fact that Larry Levan's work at the Paradise Garage helped break some of the best Ze tunes on the New York scene – and overall, there's a definite early 80s downtown groove to the tracks on the package – a wonderful blend of post-disco and punk-funk elements, all served up with the usual Ze sense of style and whimsy! The best part of the package is that it brings together a number of harder to find Ze tracks – including a large number of tunes we haven't been able to track down in years, plus a few more that are making a much-needed first appearance here on CD! 15 tracks in all – with titles that include "I'm An Indian Too" by Don Armando, "Yaya" by Ron Rogers, "Sey Hey" by Coati Mundi, "Man Vs The Empire Brain Building" by Was Not Was, "Maladie D'Amour" by Aural Exciters, "Outlaw (August Darnell rmx)" by Alan Vega, "Dance Or Die" by Sweet Pea Atkinson with Was Not Was, "Techno Freqs" by Junie Morrison, "Read My Lips" by Thousand Points Of Night (Was Not Was), "No Time To Stop Believing In Love" by Daisy Chain, "He's The Groove" by Snuky Tate, and "Dream Baby Dream (long version)" by Suicide. CD

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VariousNY No Wave – The Ultimate East Village 80's Soundtrack ... CD
Ze (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
Could you get any more disaffected than this collection of arty post punk brats? Bristling with the energy of New York's Village and lower east side, these great tracks from the late 70s and early 80s ooze a raw primitive vibe unmatched by even the fiercest punk rock of the day, and saddle it up next to some of the most ridiculously self aware poetry and lyrics you'll come across. 22 snapshots of the best the briefly lived NY No Wave scene had to offer, originally issued on ZE records, including James White & The Blacks "Contort Yourself" & "Almost Black", Lydia Lunch "Lady Scarface", Suicide "Mister Ray" & "Radiation", Teenage Jesus & The Jerks "The Closet" & "Empty Eyes", Rosa Yemen "Herpes Simplex", "Larousse Baron Bic" & "Rosa Vertov", Mars "3E" & "11,000 Volts", Arto/Neto "Pini, Pini" & "Malu" and Lizzy Mercier Descloux "Wawa" & "Torso Corso". CD

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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxOne For The Soul (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The amazing Lizzy Mercier Descloux adds one more global feather to her cap with this sweet little album – a set recorded in Rio, with help from a host of Brazilian musicians – and some special guest work from legendary trumpeter Chet Baker too! The record warms up the sound a bit from some of Lizzy's earlier records – still quite creative in both the songwriting and overall approach, but almost given a warmer spin alongside instrumentation that includes accordion from Sivuca, cavaquinho from Alceu Maia, acoustic guitar from Neco, and percussion from Djalma Correa! Other instrumentation still includes some of the keyboards and rhythm lines you'd know from Lizzy's other Ze Record releases – and titles include "Simply Beautiful", "Fog Horn Blues", "My Funny Valentine", "One For The Soul", "A World Is A Wah", and "Scala Saga Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of full album and bonus tracks too!)
Also available One For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ James WhiteJames White's Flaming Demonics (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze (France), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Later work by enigmatic sax firebrand James White, aka James Chance – this time dubbing his clattering cacophony the Flaming Demonics – a more funk and free jazz focused effort than his punkier incarnations! Most of the tracks are long, exhausting instrumental maelstroms – led by White's dissonant alto sax honking, with a big backdrop of baritone sax, trumpet, funky guitar and bass, and occasional girly back up vocals. James even sits at Farfisa and piano on a couple tunes! Tracks include "The Devil Made Me Do It", "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams", "Rantin' & Ravin'", "The Natives Are Restless", "Caravan/It Don't Mean A Thing/Melt Yourself Down" and "I Danced With A Zombie" plus three bonus tracks – "White Meat", "Town Without Pity" and "Hype No Tease", all of which hearken a bit back to the Contortions sounds, with slightly cleaner sounding production. CD

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✨✧ James White & The BlacksOff White (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze (France), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Frenetic and energetic work from James White and the Blacks – a seminal album in the post-punk New York scene, and one of the fiercest documents of the no wave sound! White combines jagged punk rock guitars with some more funk-inspired rhythms and odd traces of free jazz – all sifted into one genre-f*cking album that grabs you from the get-go! The sound is incredible – an inspiration for countless other groups, but rarely duplicated as well – with tracks that include "Bleached Black", "White Devil", "Almost Black", "Heat Wave", "Stained Sheets", and "Contort Yourself". The CD version includes four bonus tracks: "Christmas With Satan" plus live versions of "Disposable You", "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" and "Excorcise The Funk". CD

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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxPress Color (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant and overlooked gem from the glorious post-disco years of the New York scene – the first album recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, a French native who'd relocated to America in the late 70s, and soaked up a huge array of influences from the scene at the time! The album's a really unique blend of funk, punk, reggae, and disco – done in the playful, genre-crossing spirit of the best Ze Records projects of the period – moving full steam ahead in a blend of infectious rhythms and dancefloor grooves, with nary a care for genre or classification! Titles include great versions of "Fire" and "Mission Impossible", plus "No Golden Throat", "Torso Corso", "Jim On The Move", and "Wawa". Special package also comes with loads of bonus tracks – including "Decrypted", "Herpes Simplex", "Larousse Baron Big", "Birdy Num Num", "Hard Boiled Babe", and "Morning High". CD

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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles into its own unique groove – some of the Ze dancefloor modes from earlier records, bright guitars ala high life recordings, and even some tropical touches that seem to be borrowed a bit from reggae. The resulting sound is great, and provides a deeper foil than before for Lizzy's English and French lyrics. Titles include "Aybssinia", "Mais Ou Sont Passees Lee Gazelles", "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers", "Queen Of Overdub Kisses", "I'm Liquor", "Momo On My Mind", and "Sun Jive". CD features 5 bonus tracks – including "Cri", "Tous Pareils", "Penelope", "Confidente De La Nuit", and "Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock (French version)". CD
Also available Zulu Rock (aka Gazelles) (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP 19.99
 
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Flying LizardsFlying Lizards ... LP
Virgin, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A new wave crossover classic from The Flying Lizards – one of the quirkiest groups of their era! The group were European, but have a sound that resonates strongly with the most playful post-disco work of the New York scene of the time, particularly the acts on Ze Records – a groove that mixes equal part punky and clubby rhythms, often topped with lyrics that are cold, but clever, done in the same ironic arty style of Cristina, or Devo. This album's the group's standout opus – and features their classic covers of "Summertime Blues" and "Money" – as well as originals "The Flood", "TV", "The Window", and "Russia". LP, Vinyl record album

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FoxyParty Boys ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Ish and the Foxy crew still going strong at the end of the 80s – although here, they seem to have dropped some of their Miami disco approach and are going for a sound that's got more of a New York new wave influence overall! There's almost some Ze Records touches on a few numbers – including some harder guitars and percussion – and a number of tunes move towards more of a quirky style than a soulful one. Titles include "Girls", "I Can't Stand The Heat", "Let's Be Bad", "Tonight", "Sambambe Rio", "I Belong To You", "She's So Cool", and "Rrrrock". CD

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $9.99
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD

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✨✧ JBsThese Are The JBs ... LP
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which doesn't rely as much on the horns as it does some very upfront playing by the rhythm section – who really set fire to the extended instrumental solos on the album's very long tracks! Group members include Robert McCullough on tenor, St Clair Pickney on flute and baritone, Bobby Byrd on piano, Catfish Collins on guitar, and James Brown himself on organ – and the mighty Clyde Stubblefield handles drums, as well as Frank Kash Waddy. All tracks are very long – quite different than the shorter single-type cuts on Pass The Peas – and the record features the first recording of "The Grunt", plus the long jams "I'll Ze", "These Are The JBs (parts 1 & 2)", and "When You Feel It Grunt If You Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Also comes with a great book – detailing the album and its rescue from obscurity!)

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Grace JonesWarm Leatherette (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Island (UK), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $45.99
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm Leatherette", done here by Grace in a way that somehow gives the electro dance number a sense of soul! Most other tracks are remakes too – but in a really great way that follows in a playful Ze Records approach to all things older – loving the original essence, but revitalizing things for a newer wave of sound. Titles include versions of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", "Love Is The Drug" and "Private Life" – plus "Pars", "Breakdown", and "Bullshit". 2CD version is filled with great bonus materials – long versions of "Warm Leatherette", "Private Life", "Rolling Stone", "Love Is The Drug", "Pars", and "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" – plus 13 more mixes from singles and remixes – including 3 different takes on Joy Division's "She's Lost Control". Comes in a beautiful textured box, with a booklet too! CD
Also available Warm Leatherette (4LP deluxe edition – with download) ... LP 144.99

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Grace JonesWarm Leatherette (4LP deluxe edition – with download) ... LP
Island (UK), 1980. New Copy 4LP ... $144.99
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm Leatherette", done here by Grace in a way that somehow gives the electro dance number a sense of soul! Most other tracks are remakes too – but in a really great way that follows in a playful Ze Records approach to all things older – loving the original essence, but revitalizing things for a newer wave of sound. Titles include versions of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", "Love Is The Drug" and "Private Life" – plus "Pars", "Breakdown", and "Bullshit". 4LP version is filled with great bonus materials – long versions of "Warm Leatherette", "Private Life", "Rolling Stone", "Love Is The Drug", "Pars", and "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" – plus 13 more mixes from singles and remixes – including 3 different takes on Joy Division's "She's Lost Control". Comes in a beautiful textured box, with a booklet too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes bonus download for the full contents of the set!)
Also available Warm Leatherette (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 45.99

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MiltinhoEu Miltinho ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
A classic set of samba from Miltinho – done in a mix of lively styles and more romantic modes! Some tracks here are quite driving and upbeat, while others have a sadder, more emotive feel – a bit like Brazilian pop of the late 50s, but perhaps somewhat leaner overall – and in a way, this album is kind of a turning point in Miltinho's career – as he makes the shift towards some of the bossa-inspired styles he'd pick up more strongly in later years. The arrangements are by Ruben Perez and Nelsinho – and they're as timelesss and breezily beautiful as ever! Title include "Caminho Perdido", "Samba Do Crioulo", "E Amanha", "Samba Sem Pim Pom", "Ze De Conceicao", "Serenata Da Chuva", "Faco Um Lelele", and "Cancao De Amor". CD

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Emilie NanaMeeting Legacy (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Compost (Germany), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
One of the clubbiest records we've heard from the Compost label in a long time – a sparkling debut from singer Emilie Nana – an artist with roots in Cameroon, but a sound that's right on top of the best European club modes of the contemporary scene! There's a slightly righteous vibe to the record at points – one tracks uses lyrics penned by Black Panther Elaine Brown – but the main appeal is the record's infectious electro funk rhythms, which get some slight global currents in their flavors – a bit like some of the classic 80s material from the Ze Records label. Titles include "Nothing On Our Shoulders", "Off The Street", "Music", "Confession Of No Language", "I'm Childish So What", "The Meeting Legacy", and "James' Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – includes CD.)

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Jorginho PessanhaTo Muito Na Minha ... LP
Continental/Soul Patrol (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A funky samba gem from the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from Jorginho Pessanha, and a set that grooves with plenty of bassy percussion – in an all-acoustic mode that's nice and raw! Jorginho's got wonderfully soulful vocals – raspy, with a real charm that totally gets us, even if we can't understand the language – and the music is totally infectious right from the start, with all sorts of bumping drum lines peppered with other percussion, a jazzy trumpet, and some backup vocals too! The whole thing's great – kind of a rootsier version of sounds explored by Jorge Ben or Wilson Simonal at the time – and titles include "Hoje Nao", "Mulata", "Nem Meu Amor", "E Isso Ai Moco", "Que Samba E Esse", "A Historia Do Ze", "Tem Que Ter Tamborim", and "Ex Amor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur RussellCalling Out Of Context ... LP
Audika, Mid 80s-Early 90s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99
A great collection of unreleased recordings by the great, largely unheralded Arthur Russell – one of the key players in the late 70s/early 80s NY underground – whose influence can be found everywhere from the smoky disco of the Paradise Garage scene to the dubby, arrhythmic, and percussive pounding of the post punk era! If you know anything about Russell, you know he hated to be nailed down. He's a classically trained cellist, who made his name producing now legendary disco numbers for Loose Joints and others. He went into the 80s exploring the kind of harder charging, minimalist grooving vibe that was kicked into effect by the unholy union of punk and dance music, but unlike some of the others Arthur still carried the soulful musicality of the 70s. The 12 tracks here are culled from sessions cut between 1985 and 1990 when Russell was signed to Rough Trade – and have gone completely unreleased until now! Most feature Russell on almost unrecognizable ambient cello, hypnotic vocals, and some of the coolest 80s drum programming you'll ever hear – with lots of cool synth notes and effects overdubbed, often with Peter Zummo on trombone and Mustafa Ahmed on percussion. It's really hypnotic, fairly raw, quite left of center but still very groovy stuff! If you appreciate the Ze Records scene, and all of those the great reissues of the NY post punk and disco years, this is totally essential! Tracks include "In The Deer Forest Part 1", "The Platform On The Ocean", "You And Me Both", "Calling Out Of Context", "Arm Around You", "Wild Combination", "Get Around To It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Benjamim Taubkin, Amilton Godoy, Fabio Torres, etcPiano In The House ... CD
Adventure, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Nine different Brazilian pianists, each performing a solo selection of their own – in a concert setting that has each musician really rising to the occasion in the others' company! The difference in modes and manners here is strong, but much of the material follows the warmly melodic style we've come to love from the Adventure label – especially their way of updating older Brazilian modes from choro and beyond, refitted to a leaner contemporary acoustic style. Titles include "Odeon" by Amilton Godoy, "Caico" by Julia Tygel, "Luiza No Parque" by Ze Godoy, "Felipe Na Area" by Tiago Costa, "Voo" by Heloisa Fernandes, "Capira" by Benjamim Taubkin, and "Duda No Frevo" by Hercules Gomes. CD

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Volumes 2 & 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Some of the hippest sounds ever recorded on the Afghan scene – and a great reminder that the nation's got some standout music if you know where to look! The package combines the second and third volumes in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in the 70s, but still has a sound that's pretty darn fresh to our Western ears – a mix of psychedelic production, exotic instrumentation, and some surprisingly compelling lead vocals – which tend to hold us rapt, even though we can't understand the language! Instrumentation often features plenty of raw percussion and offbeat reed lines – mixed with keyboards and guitar, to create this pan-generational sound that's really unique. Titles include "Shaady Kunaid Aye Dostan", "Ahange Zindegi, "Az Nazo Che Maykhande", "Baduhait Konam", "Begzaro Ta Begeeryam", "Dil Ze Sowda", "Che Koosh Amadi Safaa Kardi", "Tu Barayem Mogadasi", "Duzdi Eshgam", "Ansiman Begoyed", "Kai Bashad Kai", and "Nay Nay Hargez". CD

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VariousBrasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A stunning set of funky nuggets from 70s Brazil – an expertly chosen collection that really hones in on material that shows the strongest influence on the scene from American work of the time – complete with heavy drums, sharp guitars, funky basslines, and killer keyboards that all bring a funky sound to the Portuguese vocals of the tunes! There's some occasional regional influences – touches of samba soul here and there – but overall, most of these cuts could equally compete with the best American funk of the time – save for the difference of language! Yet there's also some really great production and arrangement twists and turns too – unique elements that really make these tunes stand out, as kind of a hip "something extra" that makes the set well worth checking out. The mighty Greg Caz picked the music – and he's been collecting and spinning this stuff for many years – and titles include "A Hora E Essa" by Celia, "Kizumbau" by Eduardo Araujo, "Aposta" by Toni Tornado, "Paz E Amor" by Os Incriveis, "Uma Vida" by Dom Salvador E Abolicao, "Ei Voce Psiu" by Franco, "Jimmy Rende Se" by Tom Ze, "America Latina" by Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma, "Swinga Sambaby" by Trio Mocoto, "Bochechuda" by Toni Tornado, and "Quem Va La" by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi. CD

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VariousBrasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul (7 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Early 70s. New Copy 7 x 7 Inch ... $49.99 55.98
A stunning set of funky nuggets from 70s Brazil – an expertly chosen collection that really hones in on material that shows the strongest influence on the scene from American work of the time – complete with heavy drums, sharp guitars, funky basslines, and killer keyboards that all bring a funky sound to the Portuguese vocals of the tunes! There's some occasional regional influences – touches of samba soul here and there – but overall, most of these cuts could equally compete with the best American funk of the time – save for the difference of language! Yet there's also some really great production and arrangement twists and turns too – unique elements that really make these tunes stand out, as kind of a hip "something extra" that makes the set well worth checking out. The mighty Greg Caz picked the music – and he's been collecting and spinning this stuff for many years – and titles include "A Hora E Essa" by Celia, "Kizumbau" by Eduardo Araujo, "Aposta" by Toni Tornado, "Paz E Amor" by Os Incriveis, "Uma Vida" by Dom Salvador E Abolicao, "Ei Voce Psiu" by Franco, "Jimmy Rende Se" by Tom Ze, "America Latina" by Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma, "Swinga Sambaby" by Trio Mocoto, "Bochechuda" by Toni Tornado, and "Quem Va La" by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool set – pressed as seven funky 45s in a box!)

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VariousChebran – French Boogie 1980 to 1985 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Very cool sounds from the French scene of the post-disco years – music that reflects that growing embrace of boogie rhythms on European dancefloors, but in ways that are often inflected with new wave and electro soul styles too! The music here is leaner and a lot more creative than the bigger Euro disco modes of a few years before – and often has that criss-crossing of soul, funk, rock, and post-punk modes that played big on the downtown New York scene of the early 80s – that Danceteria mode you'd hear on Ze Records, 99 Records, or other hip imprints of the time – but delivered here in a batch of tracks that are a lot more obscure! The Born Bad label has already tipped us off to groovy French sounds from the 60s, and punk work of the 70s – and this package is another one of their culture-opening gems – with titles that include "Easy Life" by New Paradise, "Play Boy En Detresse" by Style, "A Mon Age Deja Fatique" by Pierre Edouard, "La Degaine" by Trigo & Friends, "La Fourmi" by Bianca, "Gerard Vincent Par Gerard Vincent" by Gerard Vincent, "Ma Vie Dans Un Bocal" by Ich, "Les Crabes" by Attache Case, "Miam Miam Goody Goody" by Henriette Coulouvrat, and "Qu'Est Ce Qu'Il A" by Krootchey. CD

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VariousLight On The Waterside – The Finest Voice & Piano ... CD
Core Port (Japan), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... $22.99
A record that definitely delivers what is promised in the title – a sweet collection of tracks that mix strong lead vocals and piano in the performance – in modes that start out in a jazz-based approach, but also moves to Brazilian styles and even some more contemporary sounds as well! The collection is well put-together, and the selection of tracks goes way past the obvious – to include some real gems from a global range of singers from the past decade or so – titles that include "Nas Asas Do Maganga" by Ze Manoel, "Simple" by Laila Biali, "Down Here On The Ground" by Laila Biali, "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" by Karin Krog, "Home Again" by Christine Tobin & Liam Noble, "Noel" by Pierre Barou and Martial Pardo, "When Time Stands Still" by Triosence, "Mio" by Florencia Ruiz & Carlos Villavencio, "Memorias De Pueblo" by Mio Matsuda & Carlos Aguirre, and "Palhaco" by Yumi Nanatsutani. CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenForca Bruta ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben – one of his greatest records ever, and a key part of Brazilian music in the 70s! The album marks an earthier shift for Jorge – a sound that's still rooted in the samba influences of the 60s, but which also takes on a bit more soul at the bottom – thanks to rhythmic contributions from Trio Mocoto, who work here famously to help Ben shape the overall feel of the set! There's still a bit of larger orchestrations at moments, but these are used sparingly just to sweeten the sound – leaving the main force of the music to come from Jorge's guitar, and the cuica, percussion, and tamborim of the trio. The vocals are wonderful too – slightly raspy, and with a bit more feeling than we ever remember Jorge having on record – sometimes a bit intimate, yet always with an undeniable presence throughout. One of those records that still sends chills up our spines, year after year – with tracks that include "Oba La Vem Ela", "Ze Canjica", "Pulo Pulo", "Apareceu Aparecida", "Terezinha", "Mulher Brasileira", "Forca Bruta", "O Telefone Tocou Novamente", and "Charles Junior". CD
(Out of print. On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Scene ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the entire Brazilian scene – but a sweet little set with some wonderful bossa numbers! About half the record features the initial album recorded by Ze Maria – the great Tudo Azul, a lost bossa organ classic – and a set that features some vocals by Jorge Ben! The album's a rare gem from early 60s Brazil, and features Ben singing in the same soulful style as on his own early records – dancing lightly over grooves set down by organist Ze Maria, who has a wonderful sound that's a lot like Walter Wanderley! The whole thing's a dream, and features early versions of Ben's own tracks "Mas Que Nada" and "Por Causa De Voce Menina" – plus the tracks "A Vida Do Negro", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Tudo Azul", and "Samba Do Aviao". Other tracks are from a variety of Brazilian sources – and include "Murmurio" by Luiz Bonfa, "Consolacao" by Baden Powell, "Uirapuru" by Heitor Villa Lobos, "Lento" by Radames Gnattali, and "Serenata Do Telecoteco" by Gilberto Gil. CD

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✨✧ Grace JonesWarm Leatherette ... LP
Island, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from Grace Jones – and a record that has her shedding some of her fuller styles from the disco years, and moving into some of the darker, colder grooves we always love the best! The title track is reason alone to buy the record – a remake of The Normal's "Warm Leatherette", done here by Grace in a way that somehow gives the electro dance number a sense of soul! Most other tracks are remakes too – but in a really great way that follows in a playful Ze Records approach to all things older – loving the original essence, but revitalizing things for a newer wave of sound. Titles include versions of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", "Love Is The Drug" and "Private Life" – plus "Pars", "Breakdown", and "Bullshit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Benjamim Taubkin, Amilton Godoy, Fabio Torres, etcPiano In The House ... CD
Adventure, 2015. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nine different Brazilian pianists, each performing a solo selection of their own – in a concert setting that has each musician really rising to the occasion in the others' company! The difference in modes and manners here is strong, but much of the material follows the warmly melodic style we've come to love from the Adventure label – especially their way of updating older Brazilian modes from choro and beyond, refitted to a leaner contemporary acoustic style. Titles include "Odeon" by Amilton Godoy, "Caico" by Julia Tygel, "Luiza No Parque" by Ze Godoy, "Felipe Na Area" by Tiago Costa, "Voo" by Heloisa Fernandes, "Capira" by Benjamim Taubkin, and "Duda No Frevo" by Hercules Gomes. CD
(Punch through digipack case.)
Also available Piano In The House ... CD 12.99
 
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✨✧ Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD
Glitterbeat, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also produced the record – but Allen's drums are a key part of the sound, and maybe get even more showcase here than on many of his other projects in recent years – which sometimes have Tony abstracted a bit more down in the mix! Instead, that classic crackle from his years with Fela still drives many of the tunes – while elements of Haitian and other African styles filter through the music in great ways that really take off with the rhythms at the core. Far less experimental than you'd guess from the title – and we mean that in a good way – as the set's very in the pocket, and hard-grooving throughout – on titles that include "Bade Zile", "Wongolo", "Mon Ami Tezin", "Salilento", "Yanvalou", and "Poze". CD
Also available Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Glitterbeat, 2016. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also produced the record – but Allen's drums are a key part of the sound, and maybe get even more showcase here than on many of his other projects in recent years – which sometimes have Tony abstracted a bit more down in the mix! Instead, that classic crackle from his years with Fela still drives many of the tunes – while elements of Haitian and other African styles filter through the music in great ways that really take off with the rhythms at the core. Far less experimental than you'd guess from the title – and we mean that in a good way – as the set's very in the pocket, and hard-grooving throughout – on titles that include "Bade Zile", "Wongolo", "Mon Ami Tezin", "Salilento", "Yanvalou", and "Poze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD 13.99

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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandLong Yellow Road ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An early masterpiece from the team of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – big band tracks written and arranged by Toshiko, and played to perfection by a group that includes Bobby Shew, Don Rader, Mike Price, Dick Spencer, and the great Gary Foster. Titles include "Opus Number Zero", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Children In The Temple Ground", and "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro AlessandroniI Cantori Moderni (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from Italian soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that's heavy on the vocal interplay of his I Cantori Moderni group, but which also features lots of dark musical elements as well! The blend is incredible – soaring harmonies on one hand, served up with plenty of jazz – but some cool instrumental twists and turns underneath, which often create a moody quality that really contrasts the vocals! Alessandroni's always been great – but this album takes his genius to a whole new level – with cuts that include "Verso L'Infinito", "Ciocando Con Le Note", "Valzer Del Baraccone", "Nella Balera", and "Ghen Ghen Ghe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Alkaholiks21 & Over ... LP
RCA, 1993. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The Liks first LP, and a breath of fresh air from the early 90s west coast. Straight up, stripped down beats from E Swift and King Tee, plus a couple of very early Madlib tracks, and more takes on rhymes about booze than we could have imagined. Includes "Lik Wit", "Only When I'm Drunk", "Last Call", "Can't Tell Me Sh*t", "Turn Tha Party Out", "Bullsh*t", "Soda Pop", "Make Room", "Mary Jane", and "Who Dem Ni**as". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny Almond Music MachinePatent Pending ... LP
Deram, 1969. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A stone groover from British multi-instrumentalist Johnny Almond – stepping out here on a range of instruments that includes tenor, alto, flute, organ, vibes, and mellotron! Like Almond's other session from the time, the set's got a tightly arranged groove that feels a lot like some of the best funky soundtrack work of the late 60s – an approach that has the larger band vamping in a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, while Almond soars out on expressive solos that nicely shift with the feel of each track! A few numbers take on a slightly exotic feel that we really love – using heavy percussion and a bit of effects to emphasize the groove – and a good part of the credit for the strength of the album should go to drummer Alan White, who's really cutting it up nicely here! Titles include a version of Yusef Lateef's "Before Dawn", plus the original numbers "Tales Of Junior", "Solar Level", "Voodoo Forest", "Pequeno Novo", and "To RK", a great tribute to Roland Kirk! LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing. Cover has small price sticker remnants.)

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Laura AndelIn :: tension ... CD
Rossbin (Germany), 2005. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Packaged in an oversized sleeve.)

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Murphy AndersonBuck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Sudays 1958 to 1959 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 40.00
One of our favorite sci-fi comics artists ever – presented here in a short but wonderful run on the Buck Rogers Sunday pages of the late 50s! Murphy Anderson is a genius – an artist whose work on DC titles like Hawkman, Strange Adventures, Mystery In Space, and even Superman helped define a generation – really giving a slick, clean line to the look of comics in the silver age – and concurrent with the start of that run, Anderson also took over the Buck Rogers newspaper strip for its large Sunday pages – which are presented here in stunning color, in a beautifully oversized book! Anderson's as great here as on some other series – like The Atomic Knights – and although the book only has the Sunday pages, they work together to form a single story week to week, without the need for daily pages. 80 pages, oversize, and in full color. Book

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Louis Andriessen/John Cage/Igor StravinskyLadder Of Escape 4 – 2 Pianos – Gerard Bouwhuis/Cees Van Zeeland ... CD
Attacca (Holland), 1992. Used ... $8.99
CD

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Animated EggGuitar Freakout (with bonus tracks) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 36.98
Freaky fuzzy guitars from the great Jerry Cole – working here under the name of The Animated Egg – not a real group, but a one-off studio project! The music is much trippier than Jerry's famous surf work – more fuzz on the amps, and a romping sort of rhythm that often takes these tunes right into Cherrystones funky rock territory, which is always treat for ears like ours – and the music veers between hard 60s instrumentals and modder Now Sound territory – thanks to some burning organ alongside the tight guitar and drums. The original rare album has been really expanded here – with a full bonus set of work from related Jerry Cole Groups who include The Generation Gap, T Swift & The Electric Bag, and The Projection Company. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "A Love Built On Sand", "I Said She Said Ah Cid", "Tomorrow", "Sure Listic", "Fools Luck", "What's Your Bag", "Boil The Kettle", "Expo In Sound", "Light Show", "That's How It Is", "Sock It My Way", and "Sippin & Trippin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl!)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong From The Original Okehs Vol 5 – 1931 to 1932 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1931/1932. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A lost fusion classic from the early 70s – one of the only records cut under the leadership of drummer Horacee Arnold, but a heck of a great little set with a soaringly righteous sound! The style here is plenty full-on, but a bit less rock-leaning than some of the other Columbia fusion of the period – thanks to a spacious vision on Arnold's part, and the inclusion of a fair bit of sounds from world music. Players on the set include Art Webb on flute, Sonny Fortune on soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Dom Um Romao on percussion, and Jan Hammer on moog and electric piano – and although there's a fair bit of guitar in the mix, the other acoustic elements are kept nice and high too – for a blend that's almost like some of the best Brazilian fusion from later years, touched by a slightly funkier sound! Tracks really stretch out nicely, allowing for plenty of solo space as they roll on, in a way that's almost a cross between Strata East and some of the more familiar mainstream fusion modes of the time. Very hip stuff, with titles that include "Benzele Windows", "Tales Of The Exonerated Flea", "Euroaquilo Silence", "Puppet Of The Seasons", "Sing Night Jar", and "Delicate Evasions". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ArsonistsAs The World Burns ... LP
Matador, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP ... $13.99
With "Backdraft", "Pyromaniax", "Blaze", "Venom", "Session", "Rhyme Time Travel", "Seed", "Worlds Collide", "Halloween" and "Geembo's Theme". 21 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light creases.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoAncient To The Future ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1987. Used ... $34.99
The Art Esemble of Chicago pay tribute to a surprising range of influences – from Duke Ellington to Otis Redding to Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix – but all in a set that's still filled with plenty of their trademark creative improvisation, too! In a way, the record's a great illustration of the changes that had come to the AACM over the course of two decades – still bold enough to break down new territory in jazz, but also feeling confident enough to claim a key role in, and link to, a larger history of African-American expression – one that's handled quite deftly here by the group! Lee Bowie joins the group a bit on synth, a relatively small addition to the core sounds from Lester Bowie on trumpet, Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on percussion. Titles include a firey reading of Fela's "Zombie", which is great, plus covers of "No Woman No Cry", "Purple Haze", "These Arms Of Mine", and "Creole Love Call" – and the group's own "Ancient To The Future" suite. CD
(Out of print.)

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ArtisticsPatty Cake/In Another Man's Arms ... 7-inch
Okeh, Late 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
An excellent early single from The Artistics! "Patty Cake" has a stupid name, but it's got a wonderful mid 60s Chi-soul groove – moving along at a midtempo stepping pace, while the group harmonizes on catchy lyrics that have a strong party feel. "In Another Man's Arms" has a very similar approach – although the subject matter's a bit more serious! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small piece of masking tape.)

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Chet AtkinsBlackjack EP ... 7-inch
Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Incredible home studio recordings by guitar genius Chet Atkins – all previously unissued versions from RCA Victor archives – and released here for the first time ever. Includes "Midnight", "Boo Boo Stick Beat", "Blackjack", and "Blue Moon Of Kentucky". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Auber/Bizet/Offenbach/Massenet/Gounod/Meyerbeer/Lecocq/Masse/CharpentierFrench Opera Gala – Arias – Joan Sutherland/Richard Bonynge/L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande ... LP
London, 1970. Sealed ... $8.99
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AudacityHyper Vessels ... CD
Suicide Squeeze, 2016. Used ... $4.99
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AurraBody Rock ... CD
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Never-heard work from Aurra – a full album of grooves recorded in the years after the duo had left Salsoul Records, but still had plenty of great music to offer on their own! The style here is nice and lean – loads of bass and sweet keyboards from Steve Washington, who sings a bit alongside Sheila Horne – sometimes both with vocoder, which really emphasizes the electro soul sound of the set! The tunes are tight, catchy, and were all recorded in Ohio – with the perfect 80s funk groove we've come to expect from the giants from that scene. Titles include "Who Are You", "Body Rock", "Danger Zone", "I'll Let You Go", "It's Up To You", "Somebody", and "Are You Foolin Around". Also features bonus tracks – "Somebody (Dam-Funk re-freak)" and "Body Rock (1984 orig mix)". CD
Also available Body Rock ... LP 12.99

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AurraBody Rock ... LP
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Never-heard work from Aurra – a full album of grooves recorded in the years after the duo had left Salsoul Records, but still had plenty of great music to offer on their own! The style here is nice and lean – loads of bass and sweet keyboards from Steve Washington, who sings a bit alongside Sheila Horne – sometimes both with vocoder, which really emphasizes the electro soul sound of the set! The tunes are tight, catchy, and were all recorded in Ohio – with the perfect 80s funk groove we've come to expect from the giants from that scene. Titles include "Who Are You", "Body Rock", "Danger Zone", "I'll Let You Go", "It's Up To You", "Somebody", and "Are You Foolin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Body Rock ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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