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Arif MardinGlass Onion ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
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 ... $1.99
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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✨✧ EnvironmentsEnvironments–Disc 1 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We have to admit we find these records to be a lot of fun, but no one could possibly buy the spiel in the liner notes about their "effect on the imagination and subconscious of the listener". Two extended soundscapes here: side one is "The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore", side two is the "Optimum Aviary". As the notes say, play at any speed, for different psychological effects. LP, Vinyl record album
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Andre PoppPresenting Popp! ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
An obscure US album that presents some late 50s work recorded by Parisian easy maestro Andre Popp! Popp's had a strong reputation for years as being the Esquivel of the other side of the Atlantic, and this album's a perfect illustration of that point – very much like the earliest Esquivel work at RCA, a mixture of older romantic easy listening styles with some stranger twists and odd instrumentation – a bit less electric and spatial than Esquivel's own albums, but definitely with that "pushing the envelope" sound that was shifting the mood music era at the time. Tracks include "La Bardinette", "Sexy Sax", "La Pendule", "Musique Mechanique", "Du Vent Dans Les Voiles", "Melodie Du Sud", and "Tunisia Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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