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Herb AlpertBlow Your Own Horn ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1983. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Herb Alpert seems to have lost his shirt on the way to the photo shoot for the album – but it looks like he's still got his trumpet to keep him warm! Joking aside, the album's a great one from the later Herb – one of those sets that has him turning his strong talent for a trumpet solo ... (Jazz, Now Sound) read more CD

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Herb AlpertSummertime ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Late 60s brilliance from the legendary Herb Alpert – one of a few key records that has him reinventing his style for a whole new generation! Herb name-checks Gil Evans, Miles Davis, and Ahmad Jamal in the notes – and he's definitely opening up the style of his arrangements here – ... read more CD

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWarm ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic record from the late 60s years of Herb Alpert – a time when the trumpeter was really opening up his sound, and starting to hit some of the same cool styles of his other great acts on the A&M label! Gone are the trademark Cali-Mex arrangements of the early Tijuana Brass ... read more CD
Also available Warm ... LP 0.99

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Herb Alpert & The TJBYou Smile – The Song Begins ... CD
A&M, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a ... read more CD

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Chet AtkinsSolid Gold 68/Solid Gold 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes ... read more CD

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Warren BarkerMusic Of Desire – The Exotic Rhythms Of Warren Barker ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work from Warren Barker – one of the lesser-known exotica talents at the start of the 60s – but only because he was also working in a variety of other instrumental modes at the time! Barker's charts are always nicely playful – and that approach also holds true here ... read more CD

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Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 19.98
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound) read more CD
(Limited to 1200 copies!!)

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Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten ... (Sound Library, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available Beat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Charlie ByrdWorld Of Charlie Byrd ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1960s/1973. New Copy ... $3.99 12.98
The world of Charlie Byrd is a pretty darn groovy one – as you'll hear on this sweet collection of 60s sides, pulled together for a double-length Columbia compilation! Byrd first started out as one of the early American guitarists to recognize the possibilities of bossa nova – mixing ... (Jazz, Now Sound) read more CD

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Jerry Cole/101 StringsAstro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Alshire/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's ... (Rock, Now Sound) read more CD

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Ray ConniffLaughter In The Rain/Love Will Keep Us Together ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Two later albums from Ray Conniff – an easy listening maestro who might have been past his hit-selling days, but could also sound even groovier than before! Laughter In The Rain is a great 70s take on easy modes from the decade before – as familiar Conniff chorus parts and compressed ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)

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Gianni Coscia/ForminiB85 – Ballabili Anni 70 ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
The kind of sound library gem that keeps us digging for sound library records after all these years – a treasure trove of groovy instrumental tracks that never got commercial release back in the day! The style here is early 70s Italian – all the best modes learned in the soundtrack ... (Sound Library, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available B85 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Rene CostyExpectancy – Collected Library Music ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
Really wonderful sounds from an overlooked sound library genius – and an artist who's also a great one to turn to if you want to hear the groovier side of the spectrum too! Rene Costy recorded these tracks on the 70s scene in Belgium – which is why he's probably not as well-exposed as ... (Sound Library, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available Expectancy – Collected Library Music ... LP 29.99

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Bob Crewe/The GlitterhouseBarbarella ... CD
Dyno Voice/Varese, 1968. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the most insanely wonderful soundtracks from the late 60s – filled with weird instrumental touches and sublimely groovy vocals that really match the mad spirit of the film! Although Bob Crewe's best known for his work as a producer for bigger names in the 60s, he really shines here on ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound) read more CD

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Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino ... CD
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past ... (Jazz, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available Frank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Maxwell DavisBatman & Other Themes ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
A Batman knock-off record – but a really great one! This set was originally issued in the mid 60s on the cheapo Crown label on the west coast – and it's a surprisingly smoking set of instrumental tracks that are heavy on the Hammond and horns, and which romp along with a mod sort of go- ... read more CD

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Martin DennyLatin Village (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $15.99
Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin here – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Fabio FaborB81 – Ballabili Anni 70 ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – a set that's got some of the coolest, grooviest tunes we've heard from that country's sound library generation! Unlike some of the spookier, more avant sets from the libraries, this one's awash in beautiful little instrumentals that fit somewhere ... (Sound Library, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available B81 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Fabio FaborB82 – Ballabili Anni 70 ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Grooviness galore – a wonderful set of instrumentals in the best Italian sound library mode – jazzy, upbeat, and put together with all the unusual sonic touches we love from the coolest soundtracks of the time! The style here follows nicely on the B81 album from Fabor – but is ... (Sound Library, Now Sound) read more CD
Also available B82 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Percy FaithChinatown/Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Two lesser-known instrumental albums from Percy Faith – issued here back to back on a single CD! Chinatown is from 1974 – and features a slight 70s twist on the Faith style of the 60s – maybe a subtle dose of the big band modes that Maynard Ferguson was using on a few of the ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)
 
 



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