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Arif MardinGlass Onion ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A really cool solo album from Arif Mardin – the arranger who turned out so much wonderful work for soul singers in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – a legacy that includes some of the most important recordings for Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan! Yet here, Arif's out on his own in an instrumental setting – working in this very hip, very groovy late 60s mode that ties together all the best currents happening on Atlantic Records at the time – soul music, mod jazz, and even a bit of Latin and Brazil – all wrapped up into a sparkling set of arrangements from the man himself! Titles include a number of covers, but redone by Mardin in a really great way – and tracks include the great original "Midnight Walk" – plus "Glass Onion", "Sympathy For the Devil", "Walk On By", "Listen Here", and "Ain't No Way". (Soul, Now Sound) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Leslie UggamsWhat's An Uggams? ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $0.99
Star of stage and screen Leslie Uggams lends her vocal talents to this late 60s easy effort – with arrangements by Jack Cortner, Peter Matz, and Pat Williams. Williams, of course, manages to keep things groovy – and even though Leslie's not much of a singer in our bag, she's still ok here, in kind of a pop soul sort of way. Plus, Lieber & Stoller produced the record – and also contributed a number of original tracks, which makes the record a bit fresher than it might be normally. Titles include "Is That All There Is", "Just For Today", "The Wrong Man", "Some Cats Know", "Flying", and "Let the Music Play". (Soul, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a bit of pen, and a bent corner.)
 
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✨✧ John Cameron/Alan ParkerKPM 1000 – Afro Rock ... CD
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – and like the rest, never really made for public sale back at the time! Despite that humble origin, though, the grooves here are right up there with the funkiest work coming out from that side of the Atlantic at the time – a brilliant post-colonial blend of acoustic percussion, electric keyboards, and a fair bit of fuzzy guitar – all presented with a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the rhythms that's often funkier than work by some of the bigger names in the genre. Titles include "Heavy Water", "Ice Breaker", "Solid Satin", "Punch Bowl", "Frozen Steam", and "Black Light" by Alan Parker – and "Swamp Fever", "Range Rover", "Survival", "Afro Waltz", "Heat Haze", "Rocking Rhino", and "Afro Metropolis" by John Cameron. (Sound Library, Now Sound) CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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