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Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". (Jazz, Now Sound) CD

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✨✧ Les BaxterCaribbean Moonlight ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as all-out exotic as some of Les' earlier Capitol albums, but still pretty darn great! The theme here is Carribean exotic, and the rhythms have a little bit more of Cuba and Haiti than they do of primitive Borneo. Les handles them nicely, as always, and contributes some wonderful arrangements to the album. Titles include "Deep Night", "Green Eyes", "Sway", "Out Of This World", and "Adios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean Audio Odyssey Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from big wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground of the time, and in London as well – not the smoother commercial work of Harry Belafonte, but the kind of adult, sexual material that set the scene for other Caribbean genres to come. Titles on this second volume include "Calypsonian Invasion" by Duke Of Iron, "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer, "Love In The Cemetary" by Lord Kitchener, "Mussieu A Tet A Poisson La" by Orchestre Combo Zombie, "The Moon Over Cuba Was High & So Was I" by Anatol's Cubans, and "Calypso Twist" by Ruben McCoy & The Hamiltonians. (Global Grooves, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean Audio Odyssey Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from big wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground of the time, and in London as well – not the smoother commercial work of Harry Belafonte, but the kind of adult, sexual material that set the scene for other Caribbean genres to come. CD combines all the tracks from the two 10" vinyl releases of the series – and titles include "Big Bamboo" by Duke Of Iron, "Me Ting Is Mine" by Orchestral Overtures, "Muriel & The Bug" by Lord Kitchener, "Don't Touch Me Tomato" by Maria Bryant, "Is She Is Or Is She Ain't" by The Charmer, "Gin & Coconut Water" by Blind Blake, "Whey You Want To Touch It For" by Small Island Pride, "Calypsonian Invasion" by Duke Of Iron, "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer, "Love In The Cemetary" by Lord Kitchener, "Mussieu A Tet A Poisson La" by Orchestre Combo Zombie, "The Moon Over Cuba Was High & So Was I" by Anatol's Cubans, and "Calypso Twist" by Ruben McCoy & The Hamiltonians. (Global Grooves, Now Sound) CD

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✨✧ Danny Davis & The Nashville BrassTravelin/Caribbean Cruise ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two early 70s albums from Nashville brassman Danny Davis – back to back on a single CD! Travelin is a pretty unusual concept – a record that mixes Nashville songs with some richer 70s orchestrations – using the trumpet of Danny Davis and his larger brass setting to create a very different sound for the songs! A few numbers have a bit of bluegrass acoustics mixed in with the horns, but others drop this out – and titles include "Are You Sincere", "Brassy Bluegrass", "Rocky Top", "Almost Persuaded", "Ramblin On", "Gotta Travel On", and "The Nashville Express". On Caribbean Cruise, Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass pick up a slight current of calypso, mix it with their brassy horns, and put the whole thing together with Nashville arrangements from Bill McElhiney! The whole thing's a bit unusual, but also makes for one of the fresher settings for the Davis group – on titles that include "Matilda", "Marianne", "Jamaica Farewell", "I Can See Clearly Now", "Mama Don't Want No Peas & Rice & Coconut Oil", and "Banana Boat Song". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)

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VariousSand & Steel – The Classic Sound Of Jamaican Steel Drums ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
We're guessing you're pretty excited about the prospect of percussive reggae and Jamaican R&B played out on rippling waves of steel drums, but this Caribbean steel drum bonanza isn't exactly going to satisfy your funky reggae steel drum jones. More in the vein of some of the ethnographic documents, this set showcases Jamaicans rocking the steel pans in a more traditional style. The first disc features six tracks each from the Steel Band Of The University Of The West Indies, the West India Regiment Steel Band, the Hell's Gate Steel Band and the Wirl All Star Steel Band, while disc 2 features a dozen numbers by the Rising Sun Steel Band and ten by the BWIA Sunset Steel Band. Includes "Mambo Negro", "Tropical Merengue", "Zambei", "Yellow Bird", "Perfidia", "Mitti Magita", "Blowing In The Wind", "Big Bamboo", "Island In The Sun", "Enjoy Yourself", "I Must Be Dreaming", "Nobody's Business", "Theme From Love Story", "To Sir With Love", "Let It Be" and more. (Global Grooves, Now Sound) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStrictly Britxotica – Palais Pop & Locarno Latin ... LP
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
That couple on the cover's looking pretty darn groovy – and the sound of the record is definitely one to match – the sound of postwar Britain starting to let its hair down, and open up to a lot of new musical ideas! Like the previous volumes of Britxotica, this collection offers up tracks recorded in England, but which draw strong musical inspiration from points around the globe – a bit of Cuba in some rhythms, touches of other Caribbean instrumentation at points, a dash of Pacific exotica, and even some heavier African elements too – all served up in tight, jazzy numbers that never would have been recorded in the London of the previous decade. Titles include "Mambo In Old Lisbon" by Joe Loss, "Dream Talk" by John Warren Orchestra, "Papa Loves Mambo" by Johnson Brothers, "Cha Cha Charlie" by Martinas & His Music, "Besame Mucho" by John Graven Quintet, "Goodness Gracious Me" by Dave Lee, "Americano" by Eddie Calvert, "Cerveza" by Victor Silvester, and "Green Turtle" by Phil Tate. (Funky Compilations, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTropical Britxotica! – Polynesian Pop & Placid Jazz From The Wild British Isles ... LP
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
The Britxotica sound is back in wonderful form – that fantastic postwar meeting of musical modes that happened every bit as much on the London scene as it did in the US! In fact, given the Caribbean and colonial ties of British culture, we might almost make the argument that some of these tunes have more of an authentic imprint than American exotica of the time – although "authentic" is hardly the name of the game here – as the music really gets its charms from the way that the sounds of the islands are reworked for the dancefloors of Soho at the end of the 50s. Titles include "Heatwave" by Geoff Love, "Mangoes" by Lucille Mapp, "Hawaiian Honeymoon" by Frank Weir, "Tropical Mirage" by Ron Goodwin, "Run See Jerusalem" by George Melly & Kenny Graham, "Stormy Weather" by Betty Smith, "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, and "Quiet Village" by Martinas & His Music. (Funky Compilations, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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✨✧ Herb AlpertBrass Are Comin' ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet riff on western soundtrack styles by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, though still in Herb's breezy 60s style – wonderful stuff, and a set that's a bit overlooked in his classic A&M canon! The way the bright and sunny Herb Alpert jazzy pop instrumental style melds so nicely with chugging western sounds, and rustic nylon string guitars blend with soaring orchestral pop strings really makes for a heck of a groovy record! It's a whole lot of fun, and unique in the Albert catalog. Titles include "The Brass Are Comin' (The Little Train Of Caipira)", "I'll Be Back", "Anna", "You Are My Life", "Robbers & Cops", "Country Lake", "The Maltese Melody", "Anna", "Moments", and "Good Morning Mr Sunshine". CD
 
 
 



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