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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 ... CD
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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 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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✨✧ 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
Also available Paebiru ... CD 10.99

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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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Tom ZeCom Defeito De Fabrication ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1998. Used ... $1.99
The best of Tom Ze's recent forays into the studio – and a postmodern postrock production effort that really suits his style well! Clearly, the folks at Luaka Bop are trying to stick Ze into that elite corner of avant rockers that's been dominating the hipster press for the past 5 years – and actually, the album does a pretty good job of earning Ze the reputation he deserves. Titles include "Dancar", "Juventude Javali", "Valsar", "Xiquexique", "Olho Do Lago", and "Politicar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom ZeEstudando O Pagode – Na Opereta Segregamulher E Amor ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2005. Used ... $4.99
A mighty new effort from the amazing Tom Ze – a wild, heaving stylistic sprawl that's as dense and wonderful as his other recent efforts for Trama – but far more ambitious than anything he's done in many years! If you know anything about Tom Ze, you know that the man's aural art is quite difficult to describe, from the post-Tropicalia heyday to today! This set is a 16 song operatic suite that seems to be a stylistic sibling to his great (and quite rare) Estudando O Samba album from the mid 70s. Tom is taking on Greek mythology and age-old issues of gender oppression here – on an album produced with a sly, sinister groove by Jair Olivera. Incredible stuff – with all of the jerky, pulsating avant funk and leftfield grooves of Tom Ze at his recent best! The tracks are divided into 3 sections (Primero Ato, Segundo Ato and Terciero Ato) and include "Ave Dor Maria", "Estupido Rapaz", "O Amor E Um Rock", "Elaeu", "Para La Do Para", "Prazer Carnal", "Teatro (Dom Quixote)", "A Volta Do Trem Das Onze" and more! CD

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando O Samba (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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) ... 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 ZeTom Ze (1970) ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Slaughter JoeZe Do Caixao – The Complete Creation & Kaleidoscope Recordings ... CD
Rev-Ola/Creation (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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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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!)

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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

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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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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
Also available Woodwork Squeaks ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Was Not WasWoodwork Squeaks ... CD
Ze (France), Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
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
Also available Woodwork Squeaks ... CD 10.99

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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

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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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✨✧ Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba BandI'm An Indian, Too/Deputy Of Love ... 12-inch
Ze/Buddah, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMutant Disco – A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm – Vol 1 ... CD
Ze (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ CristinaSleep It Off ... CD
Ze (France), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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 DesclouxOne For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy ... 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". CD features the bonus tracks "Bravado" and "Let's Get It On". 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 DesclouxSuspense (with download including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1988. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 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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Ian Dury & The BlockheadsDo It Yourself ... LP
Stiff, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar that have a fair bit more warmth and soul than Dury's original records. There's actually less standout hits here – but that's ok, because the record has a really unified feel overall – strongly in the funky arty dancefloor mode that you might expect from some of the Ze Records camp. Titles include "Dance Of The Screamers", "Inbetweenies", "Quiet", "Sink My Boats", "Don't Ask Me", "This Is What We Find", and "Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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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 (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!)

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JussaraJussara ... CD
Maianga (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful collection of sophisticated Brazilian pop tunes by Jussara. The deft production by Chico Neves provides a winning mixture of contemporary electronics and lean arrangements that brings new perspective to lesser known tunes by the likes of Chico Buarque, Tom Ze, and Jorge Ben. Jussara, who possesses a clear yet expressive voice a la Maria Rita, also covers songs by the current generation – Lucas Santtana, Arnaldo Antunes – as well as the Angolan songwriter Teta Lando for a subtle injection of African flavor. A samba and bossa feel pervades most of the tracks, but Jussara can't be reduced to just those two forms – she even brings in some fado to "Caravela". Tracks include "Porque E Proibido Pisar Na Grama", "Desencontro", "Carapinha Dura", "A Volta De Xanduzinha", and "Arvore Axe". CD
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✨✧ Liquid GoldLiquid Gold ... LP
Parachute/Casablanca, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
These guys were ostensibly more of a throwaway disco act than anything else – with a silly name, strange costumes, and trashy white boy disco look – but despite all that, there's a pretty nice track on this album! The set kicks off with the extended groover "C'Mon & Dance" – a terribly-titled track if there ever was one, but a tune that builds slowly with lots of spare beats and adds in guitar – almost in an Ze Reocrds or old school mode, complete with some great keyboard riffing. The track alone is worth the price of the record – a really interesting cut that actually bears some strong relation to the development of dancefloor rhythms in the 80s. Adrian Baker produced and arranged, and also plays some keyboards – and other titles are less interesting, and include "Anyway You Do It", "Secret Love", "Mr Groovy", and "My Baby's Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some light wear.)

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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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NomoInvisible Cities ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Great stuff from global funk phenoms Nomo – deftly blending Afro steeped funk with an astral reach – with more of a spiritual jazz influence and off kilter avant touches! Invisible Cities arrives just about a year since their breakthrough Ghost Rock opened so many doors, and although productivity and consistency have never been a problem with Elliot Bergman & co, we're still pretty awestruck – especially given that Ghost Rock set the bar pretty high! Blazing horns, dynamic rhythms and rapturous percussion galore, with the electric kalimba still defining the group's identity nicely, with lots of sweaty funk, more spacious spiritual jazz atmosphere, and a couple of choice covers – Moondog's "Bumba" gets a bit of Caribbean funk treatment with steel drums, plus a reverent take on Tom Ze's "Ma"! Other tracks include "Invisible Cities", "Waiting", "Crescent", "Patterns", "Elijah" and "Nocturne". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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✨✧ Ronie & Central Do BrasilRonie & Central Do Brasil ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Sweet funk from 70s Brazil – a totally great album from drummer Ronnie – aka Ronald Mesquita, the percussive force behind the Bossa Tres combo! This album's got a smoother groove than their records – great use of Fender Rhodes, gliding alongside sweet samba soul arrangements – in a mode that's a bit like some of the funkier 70s work by Joao Donato, with touches of some of the grooves that artists like Jorge Ben or Gilberto Gil were hitting at the time. Yet there might be a stronger fusion element at the core here – as the group also features Ze Carlos on tenor and flute, who shades things in nicely – and makes room for vocals from Loalwa and Jayyme Rocha. The album was issued by the Tapecar label around the same time as their classic release by Ana Mazzotti – and has a similar mix of fusion and Brazilian grooves! Titles include "Remelexo", "Atoa Atoa", "Esse Mare", "Visgo De Jaca", "Falsa Baiana", and "Albatroz". CD
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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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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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VariousBrazilian Scene ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
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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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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VariousPsychedelic Pernambuco ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure in the scene and he's pretty well represented here, including his influential recordings with Ze Remalho. Even more exciting, though, is the stuff we've never been fortunate enough to hear before now – and there's a pretty good deal of it! The fusion of global psych and folk sounds into a distinctly Brazilian sound is nothing short of amazing – regional and traditional percussion underneath sitars, lutes, keyboards and more. It features songs by the great Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, Marconi Notaro, Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol and The Gentleman. 19 tracks in all: "Sorriso Delvagem" by The Gentlemen, "O Tempo" and "Desespero" by Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol, "Antropologica", "Maracatu" and "Fidelidade" by Marconi Notaro, "Mister Misterio", "Virgem Virginia" and more by Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valenca, "Bailado Das Muscarias" and "Maracas De Fogo" by Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho, "Noite Preta" by Lula Cortes and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenForca Bruta ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Flying LizardsFlying Lizards ... LP
Virgin, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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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AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new notice – grabbed by the core funky rhythms of the combo, which feel like some lost east coast funky 45 on the harder moments, and which get some cool production and keyboard touches on other tracks – all to perfectly underscore the group's amazingly catchy vocals! The organ lines burn right on top of the basslines, creating these waves of soul that grab us right away – and titles include "Funky Girl", "Feel Alone", "Orule", "Be Yourself", "I Don't Want No-Body", and "Laila". CD
Also available La'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ AkwassaLa'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new notice – grabbed by the core funky rhythms of the combo, which feel like some lost east coast funky 45 on the harder moments, and which get some cool production and keyboard touches on other tracks – all to perfectly underscore the group's amazingly catchy vocals! The organ lines burn right on top of the basslines, creating these waves of soul that grab us right away – and titles include "Funky Girl", "Feel Alone", "Orule", "Be Yourself", "I Don't Want No-Body", and "Laila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available La'Ila ... CD 14.99

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Kazem Al SaherAna Wa Laila ... CD
EMI (United Arab Emirates), 2002. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kazem Al SaherFi Madrasat al-Hub ... CD
EMI (France), 1996. Used ... $1.99
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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 notch.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaMan & A Woman ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good- ... $1.99
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy backings from Lex De Azevedo – slightly pop, but always groovy – and with a gentle sound that matches bossa roots with some of the more complicated modes from 60s soundtrack years – served up in sweeping strings, moody woodwinds, and some nicely isolated notes from Almedia's acoustic guitar. Titles include "A Man & A Woman", done very nicely, plus "Mas Que Nada", "Soft Mood", "Bluesette", "Call Me", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Dieter AmmannFreedom Of Speech – Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Ensemble ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2005. Used ... $8.99
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Laura AndelIn :: tension ... CD
Rossbin (Germany), 2005. Used ... $4.99
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(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
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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
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AntibalasAntibalas (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet throughout it all, they've always stayed true to their sound – and, if anything, are even sharper, tighter, and funkier than before – all extremely adept not only at playing their instruments, but at hitting the right sort of sound to cut through all the BS that was holding back funky Afro grooves for years! Part of that sound comes from superb Daptone production by Gabriel Roth – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean and full of energy. But the core credit really goes to the group – who never cease to amaze us here – and continually come up with fresh sounds on their keyboards and horns – and inventive rhythms to match! Titles include "Dirty Money", "The Rat Catcher", "Ari Degbe", "Ibeji", "Sare Kon Kon", and "Him Belly No Go Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong From The Original Okehs Vol 5 – 1931 to 1932 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1931/1932. Used ... $6.99
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Horacee ArnoldTales Of the Exonerated Flea ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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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
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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Reese & The Smooth Ones (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album features one long piece – "Reese & The Smooth Ones" – and it's a stunning array of spontanteous instrumentation, with a jagged sound that never stops reinventing itself! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reese & The Smooth Ones ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoReese & The Smooth Ones ... CD
BYG/Actuel/Fuel 2000, 1969. Used ... $11.99
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album features one long piece – "Reese & The Smooth Ones" – and it's a stunning array of spontanteous instrumentation, with a jagged sound that never stops reinventing itself! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Great Black Music – Reese & The Smooth Ones (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 11.99

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Maki AsakawaMaki Asakawa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Haunting music from Japanese singer Maki Asakawa – every bit as smoky and soulful as you might guess from her image on the cover! These tracks are mostly sung in Japanese, but draw a very strong inspiration from American torch sounds of the 40s and 50s – a moody, late nite approach that's got a very universal appeal, even if you can't understand the language – and which is filled with an undeniable sense of melancholy right from the first note! The style is partly jazz, but also moves into some groovier modes of the period too – traces of psych at some points, mod European-styled arrangements at others, and even a few funky currents that come off surprisingly well. The package is wonderful – a great introduction to Maki's most classic music, featuring a well-chosen array of tracks, and nice liner notes by Alan Cummings. Titles include "Blue Spirit Blues", "Govinda", "Nemuru No Ga Kowai", "Uramado", "Kamome", "Gogo", "Hikkoshi", "Konna Funi Sugite Iku No Nara", "Yuki Ga Furu", and "Zenkamono Na Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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