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✨✧ Dannie RichmondDannie Richmond Plays Charles Mingus ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. Used ... $12.99
The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1978. Used ... $9.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Freestyle ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ BellsBells ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. Used ... $11.99
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences ... read more CD

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✨✧ IkarusIkarus (with bonus track) ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1971. Used ... $16.99
The Ikarus on the cover looks like he's already crashing to the ground – but the group itself really soars to the skies – held aloft on a bold wave of fusion and jazzrock – in a style that rivals the best German groups of the time! Instrumentation includes organ, keyboards, reeds ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kenneth PatchenKenneth Patchen Reads With Jazz In Canada ... CD
Folkways, 1958. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Kenneth Patchen, like Kenneth Rexroth, was one of the few poets who really understood what it meant to read and write in a jazz idiom – as you'll hear on this excellent set of beatnik jazz tracks! The album features Patchen reading in a great style – angular, cynical, really working ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Vaclav NelhybelOuter Space Music ... CD
Folkways, 1959. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A fantastic little record, and one that definitely lives up to its promise – as Vaclav Nelhybel uses piano and electronics with a lot of echo and effects – all to create the sort of music you'd imagine if you were careening through space at the end of the 50s! The songs are relatively ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)


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✨✧ CreationWe Are Paintermen ... LP
Hit-Ton Schalllatten (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A gem of a record from one of the coolest UK groups of the 60s – served up here in a German release that maybe gives The Creation one of their most vibrant covers ever! Despite the European issue of the material, the tracks here are all Brit brilliance from the group and producer Shel Talmy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on pink vinyl.)
Also available We Are Paintermen (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterWayning Moments (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay, 1962. Used ... $4.99
Even at a tender young age, Wayne Shorter could exhibit the kind of sensitivity and creative lyricism that would make him one of the giants of modern jazz. This early set – which features playing by Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Higgins, and Jymie Merritt – is filled with haunting original ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – ... read more CD
Also available Soul Village ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Lester BowieAll The Numbers (Numbers 1 & 2 – plus bonus material) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jay & The AmericansCome A Little Bit Closer – The Best Of Jay & The Americans ... CD
EMI, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ VariousFreewheelin' – Jazz, Soul & Funk ... CD
Hip Bop (UK), 2001. Used ... $7.99
Music from Tom Browne, Urbanator, Freddie Hubbard, Hip Bop Essence Allstars, Dave McMurray, the Essence All Stars, Metro, Trilok Gurtu, Christof Lauer, Michael "Patches" Stewart & the Essence Allstars. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieMusician Composer Raconteur ... CD
Pablo, 1981. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A really great live date from Dizzy Gillespie – one that has a fair bit of speaking in between some of the tracks, as hinted at by the title – but a set that's most noteworthy for the fantastic sound of the group! The tracks are long, open, and stretched out in that best way that Dizzy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, & Steve StillsSuper Session ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Albert's Shuffle", "Stop", "Man's Temptation", "This Holy Modal Majesty", "Really", and "Season Of The Witch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Julio Castro & OrquestaLa Masacre (CDr pressing) ... CD
Top Ten Hits, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "Domingo Me Llaman", "Dolor Esquina Miseria", "El Pregonero", "La Chaka", "Las Amistades", and "Jovenes Y Mayores". CD
(Out of print, CDR pressing.)

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✨✧ Sheena EastonLover In Me ... CD
MCA, 1988. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Cal TjaderAnita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Time For Two ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. Used ... $7.99
Two unusual vocal sessions from Anita O'Day – each with a different jazz star in tow! Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds brings together a great singer and a great trio – a unique Verve outing that has vocalist Anita O'Day joining forces with the Three Sounds combo of pianist Gene ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenJorge Ben – Serie Sem Limite ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s/Mid 90s. Used ... $8.99
A great set that features mostly material from Jorge's classic early years at Philips – plus a few more titles of recent vintage! The early stuff's the best, though – and it ranges from driving soulful bossa, to some of the experimental funky styles that Joao used during the early 70s. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Weslia WhitfieldSeptember Songs – The Music of Wilder, Weill & Warren ... CD
High Note, 2003. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner & a punch through the barcode.)

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✨✧ 2PacMe Against The World ... CD
Interscope, 1995. Used ... $5.99
Just before he got too hot for Jive and jumped to Death Row, this is the album where Pac moves above the Thug Life image he worked so hard to craft and delivered the lyrical goods with both his street stories and more introspective rhymes. Includes "If I Die 2 Nite", "Me Against The ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bob Booker & George FosterJewish American Princess ... LP
Bell, 1971. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Larry GoldLarry Gold Presents Don Cello & Friends ... CD
Beat Generation (UK), 2003. Used ... $6.99
An amazing album produced and arranged by legendary Philly mastermind Larry Gold – the cello player/writer/arranger for MFSB – and a key player in the best Philly soul of the last several decades! Don Cello & Friends features Gold as Don Cello – and the friends include Black ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong, Tyree Glenn & Tommy GwaltneySatchmo At The National Press Club – Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours ... CD
Folkways, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
One of the last live appearances by Louis Armstrong – presented here in a really charming little album, issued in a small pressing by The National Press Club! The album's a great document of all the Armstrong charms in one package – as Louis talks as much as he plays – telling ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Bob DylanSlow Train Coming ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The first album in Dylan's so-called "Christian Period", but it's not really the uber-dramatic departure from the "old" Dylan that it was treated as at the time – gospel soul backing vocals and testifying lyricism for sure, but it sounds more like gospel has come to Dylan ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on CBS, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Titles include "Angie", "Star Star", "Hide Your Love", "Winter", "Can You Hear The Music", "100 Years Ago", and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent half speed master, including the printed inner sleeve and insert.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRae & George ShearingTwo For The Road ... CD
Concord, 1980. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tom WaitsSmall Change ... LP
Asylum, 1976. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the all time great albums from Tom Waits – possibly the pinnacle of his earlier drunken poet style of songcraft – and with some of the most achingly beautiful songs he ever laid down! It features the classics "Tom Traubert's Blues" and "Step Right Up" to kick ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam, some light flaking and bits of stuck-on paper, and some light creases.)

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✨✧ TiroroTiroro – The Haitian Drummer ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A stone classic from this legendary percussionist – a raw and rootsy set that's one of the standouts from the catalog of Cook Records! Like some of the best Cook titles, this one's recorded in a no-nonsense format that's quite live – as if you're happening upon a performance by Tiroro ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jon AppletonMusic For Synclavier & Other Digital Systems ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
Moody electronics from maestro Jon Appleton – a spare set that's quite a bit different from some of his early 70s tape experiments for Flying Dutchman! This Folkways album has Appleton doing some wonderfully weird work on the keys – mostly a synclavier, but also some other early ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousHighlights Of Vortex – Electronic Experiments & Music ... CD
Folkways, 1959. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A very cool set of music – originally recorded as part of a mixed sound/image experiment shown at the San Francisco Planetarium in the late 50s! There's definitely a lot of early analogue electronics going on here – but the presentation is also sometimes a bit more playful, and almost ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jon AppletonFour Fantasies For Synclavier ... CD
Folkways, 1982. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Great long-form work from electronics wizard Jon Appleton – performed in the early 80s on the synclavier, but with the same sort of sensitivity as his early electronics experiments! Most tunes here are relatively extended – and work together with a slightly poetic feel that lives up to ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Tony SchwartzMusic In The Streets – A Fascinating Collection Of Music & Musicians Recorded On The Streets On New York City ... CD
Folkways, 1957. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A vivid audio document of New York City in the late 50s – put together by creative sound recorder Tony Schwartz! The set's one of a few amazing albums put together by Schwartz – who spent a lot of time on the streets with his microphones and recorder, then really got creative putting ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanInnovative Rhythmic & Tonal Textures ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A beautiful record – and one that definitely lives up to the "innovative" name in the title! The set's a bit more complex, and more jazz-based than some of the other Folkways albums from Bilal Abdurahman – still very much in the spare modes of his other records, but also with ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ BanglesDifferent Light ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Titles include "Walk Like An Egyptian", "Manic Monday", "Not Like You", and "If She Knew What She Wants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
The third in Led Zeppelin's spectacular run of early albums – each one either matching or topping its predecessor, depending on one's personal favorite – and a record with an influence that's as massive as the sound! The record's got a pair of of Zep's best-remembered songs in "Imm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing with Rockefeller labels, in the die-cut revolving wheel cover. Cover has a stuck gatefold.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Rockefeller address, SD 7208. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bob DylanBlonde On Blonde ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the most incredible rock albums of all time – Dylan's sprawling, shambling, poetic genius at it's most revolutionary if you ask us – the landmark Blonde On Blonde! It's got that surrealistic, 4AM and still bursting with creativity kind of feeling that he'd never even try to find ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s UK stereo pressing on CBS, in a glossy cover without Stereo banner. Vinyl has light surface marks.)

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✨✧ BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(EU reissue in a non-gatefold barcode cover.)

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✨✧ Talking HeadsRemain In Light ... CD
Sire, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Some of the most compelling grooves the Talking Heads ever recorded – a set that sparkles with imaginative touches, and railroads forward on a wave of complicated rhythms! The sound is brilliant throughout – a genre-less approach that sheds the group's earlier art nerd aesthetic for ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing SD 7255 with Sterling stamp and RL etch, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ohm GuruGroove Improver ... CD
Irma/Flying, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Nice bit of funky stuff on Irma, and some tracks that have a bit of a dub twist at times. The best tracks have a nice electronic funk feel, with a straight ahead funk sound. Other tracks get a little too dubby for our taste, but they might sit well with you if you like other dubby acid jazz ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Average White BandAverage White Band ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used ... $4.99
AWB's first for Atlantic – and a nice slice of funk that proves that they can mix it up with the best groups of the 70s! The record's got plenty of sweet electric keyboards over smooth funky basslines – and as the years go by, the band's white boy vocals don't sound nearly as bad as we ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US Apple pressing, in the un-cropped cover with "Her Majesty", matrix ending in F41/B17. Labels have ink stamps.)
Also available Abbey Road ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Teena MarieGreatest Hits ... CD
Epic, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob DylanFreewheelin Bob Dylan ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $39.99
Plenty of early classics and hits – including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Blowin In The Wind", "Down The Highway", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "I Shall Be Free", "Bob Dylan's Dream", and "Oxford Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing, with 3F/2E matrix.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOutward Bound ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism ... read more CD
Also available Outward Bound ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ 2pacDear Mama (LP, inst, Moe Z, Moe Z inst)/Thug Life's Bury Me A G/Old School (LP) (CD single) ... CD
Interscope, 1995. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Faye AdamsHerald Recordings ... CD
Collectables, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisWater Babies (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $3.99
A much different album than you might expect from the cover – hardly the funky 70s set implied by the Big Fun-styled cover – and instead a lost slice of work from his groundbreaking late 60s years! The set was recorded in 1967, but unissued until Miles late 70s time away from the ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Water Babies ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixUltimate Experience ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mr LifEnters The Colossus ... CD
Def Jux, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Lif shoves a mouthful in your ear with bumpin contraption eloquence! Tracks include "Datablend", "Cro-Magnon", "Pulse Cannon", "Enters The Colossus", "Avengers" featuring Akrobatik, "Front On This" & "Arise" which originally ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Philip BaileySoul On Jazz ... CD
Heads Up, 2002. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", "Some Kind Of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Milt JacksonSa Va Bella – For Lady Legends ... CD
Qwest/Warner, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinPresence ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Overlooked genius from Led Zeppelin – an album that was missed by many the first time around, because of it's tight focus and simplicity! For the set, the group step back just a bit from their more stylistically sprawling tendencies – almost as if they got some of the more ambitious ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Presence (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ AfricandoGombo Salsa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1996. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ellis MarsalisHeart Of Gold ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Loggins & MessinaFull Sail ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used ... $3.99
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-buil ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalCrystal ... CD
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... $4.99
A new age title, but a great straight-ahead set from Ahmad Jamal – played with all the fluidity of his many years in jazz! The cover image might be a bit misleading, and make you think there's something space age or electric about the record – but Jamal's on an acoustic Steinway ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Latanya LockettIn The City ... CD
Latanya Lockett, 2003. Used ... $7.99
A funked-up bit of NuSoul from the San Diego scene – and the debut release of singer Latonya Lockett! The album's a really well done initial effort – bubbling over with bass, tight rhythms, and warm keyboards – put together with perhaps a bit more of a focus on the groove than ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David BowieZiggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Arguably one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time – and the key flowering of the partnership between David Bowie and Mick Ronson! The guitars here are heavy – so much so that the record's always crossed over big with crowds who are always suspicious of Bowie's artier work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s tan label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you' ... read more CD
Also available Monk's Music ... LP 84.99

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✨✧ Three SoundsThree Sounds (Blue Note 1600) (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Great early work by the Three Sounds, before they'd lapsed a bit too much into their formulaic trio style on Blue Note – and when they were adding some excellent little flourishes to the music to distinguish themselves from the rest of the crowd. Drummer Bill Dowdy's in great shape here, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jon AppletonWorld Music Theater Of Jon Appleton ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Mindblowing music from the mighty Jon Appleton – a cool combination of tape effects, electronics, and studio wizardry – every bit as wonderful as his Syntonic Menagerie album for Flying Dutchman! The sound here is quite similar – a playful pastiche of odd sounds, tones, and other ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Gianni SafredFuturible – The Life To Come ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A really groovy entry in the Folkways series of electronic music releases – a set that's far less academic than some of the others! Gianni Safred's music is quite tuneful at times – with a catchy, rhythmic quality that's almost like some of the best electronics coming out of the UK or ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (Black Christ Of The Andes) ... CD
Mary, 1963. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A landmark album – and one of the best records you'll ever find by Mary Lou Williams! The record's a mixture of jazz and spiritual themes, and it features Mary Lou's piano set in some super-hip jazz arrangements that include players like Grant Green, Budd Johnson, Larry Gales, Melba Liston, ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Hank BallardYou Can't Keep A Good Man Down (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Hank Ballard – a set cut years after his initial fame with The Midnighters, when he was working with James Brown in some very hip, funky, territory! James produced the record, and penned most of the tunes – and he does a really great job of bringing ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rupert ClemendoreLe Jazz Trinidad ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An amazing record from the legendary Cook label – billed in the cover as "patois jazz" – but with a sound that's surprisingly sophisticated overall! Rupert Clemendore works here in a mix of piano, vibes, bass, and lots of cool percussion – in a style that's somewhere ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... CD
Cook, 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ FreebornePeak Impressions ... CD
Monitor, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
One of the few straight rock records ever issued on the mostly-folk Monitor Records label – a great 60s outing from Freeborne, a group with a sound that's as tripped-out as you might expect from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on organ and guitars, both acoustic and electric, but there's ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Used In Many Popular Television Commercials ... CD
Bosworth/Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A haunting batch of commercial music from the 70s – billed in the notes to Bosworth Ensembles, which makes us almost think that the work's from the Bosworth Sound Library – even though the record was issued in the US by Folkways! Most of the music here is relatively gentle – ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Langston HughesStory Of Jazz ... CD
Folkways, 1954. New Copy ... $12.99
A very cool record! Langston tells the story of jazz, using snippets of work from the Folkways catalog – like tunes by Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodd, Ma Rainey, Leadbelly, and others – all sewn together in a rich narrative on the history of the music, delivered with some surprising ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Nadi QamarNuru Taa African Musical Idiom – Played On The Mama Likembi ... CD
Folkways, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Poets ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Red CampNew Clavichord ... CD
Cook, 1957. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
An insane album of keyboard tracks – almost as if Sun Ra was taking on an electrified version of boogie woogie! Pianist Red Camp's been recorded by the Cook label before, but this set features Red handling the clavichord – an instrument that's like a harpsichord, with a similar ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Carroll/Red CampSpeed the Parting Guest/Hot-Tempered Clavichord ... CD
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Zelia BarbosaBrazil – Songs Of Protest ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An amazing record – one we'd easily rank right up there with some of our favorite 60s albums from Brazil – including work by Baden Powell or Elis Regina! This session has echoes of the best of both of those artists, but also predates their key moments too – a groundbreaking ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ JD RobbElectronic Music From Razor Blades To Moog ... CD
Folkways, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A great entry in the "intro to electronic music" style that was popular at the end of the 60s – and like others in the genre, a set that seems to use each new track to demonstrate certain aspects of electronic music! Techniques include tape echoes, moogy passages, and even stereo ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with full artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Flutes – Recorded In The Gambia By Samuel Charters ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
Spare and haunting flute work – recorded by Samuel Charters in the Gambia River basin in the mid 70s, but with a timeless sound that's really compelling! The music was recorded in two different villages, and some of the tracks feature just one or two flutes, played together with a snakey, ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousElectronic Music ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousCult Music Of Cuba – Recorded In Cuba By Harold Courlander ... CD
Folkways, 1951. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
40s field recordings in pre-Castro Cuba – a series of tracks recorded in Havana and more rural locations, all of which document the surviving African traditions in Cuban music! Much of the work here is relatively spare and percussive – done with instrumentation that includes gourd ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Cha Cha ShawKingdom Come ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
The second Folkways album from trumpeter Charles Shaw – and even more wonderful than the first! This one changes up the groove a bit – still sticking in Shaw's spiritual jazz vein at times, but also tripping things out a bit more with use of electric guitar and the ultra-cool "bag ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Timothy Leary & Ralph MetznerPsychedelic Experience ... CD
Folkways, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A wonderful early bit of psychedelia from an academic perspective – a record that features Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert – all reading from the book The Psychedelic Experience A Manual Based On The Tibetan Book Of The Dead! The album's divided up into two sections ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Human BodySounds Of Medicine ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
One of the weirdest sound effects ever recorded – a record that's filled with sounds of the human body! Side one features a bizzare surgical operation – narrated by the doctor, who's removing a cyst from the neck of a small boy. You hear his talking more than the operation, but side ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniLegacies – The Poetry Of Nikki Giovanni ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Nikki Giovanni reads a host of her own work – material from the previous decade or so, originally published in 5 different books, and read beautifully here by the author! Giovanni's got a wonderful style of reading – clear, crisp, and with an understated sense of feeling – one ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioBoss Soul – 12 Poems By Sarah Webster Fabio ... CD
Folkways, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Excellent stuff from one of the hippest poets of all time – the amazing Sarah Webster Fabio – a 70s poet with a really wonderful groove! Unlike some of her contemporaries in the Folkways poetry scene, Sarah often recorded with music – in a way that's very similar to Camille ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioJujus – Alchemy Of The Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An incredible album, and very unique! Sarah Webster Fabio was a hip 70s poet with a very righteous sound – and she's working here with funky backings by a tight group that includes family members, in a style that's similar to early 70s work by artists like Wanda Robinson and Camille ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ EdiigwuMusic Of The Idoma Of Nigeria – Ediigwu Sings The Ancient Songs Of Oturkpo, Nigeria ... CD
Asch/Folkways, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
One of the darkest field recordings on the Folkways label – a set of Ichicha music – music traditionally performed during the wake of a funeral – actually recorded during a funeral! Some of the songs are just Ediigwu, but the others are call and response with a full chorus and ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Ruby DeeWhat If I Am A Woman – Black Women's Speeches ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A pretty cool collection produced by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – focusing on famous speeches by important female African-Americans – mostly focusing on the civil rights era, but also featuring an early speech by Ida B Wells. Ruby reads the speeches, and works include "I Am A Black ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Barons, Dominoes, Queenettes, & OthersRoots – Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A weird little album from the Folkways label – one that features a bunch of 50s-sounding R&B tracks, but packaged almost in an ethnographic style – as if commercial American music was being examined from an outside scientific source! Given that the date of the album is 1966, and ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Leroy BurgessThrowback – Harlem 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
No throwback here – as the music is a bold step forward in the career of Leroy Burgess – previously unissued tracks from his glory days in the New York club scene, and work that's as great as any of the material that was formally issued on the market! Burgess has a great ear for a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Black UhuruBlack Sounds Of Freedom ... LP
Shanachie/Greensleeves, 1977. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The debut LP from the second lineup of Black Uhuru, with Duckie Simpson, Michael Rose and Errol Nelson. Produced by Prince Jammy, this first LP is a tremendous slice of roots rock, even if it doesn't measure up quite so well against the later version of the group with Puma Jones and Sly & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK reissue.)

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✨✧ VariousFusion With Attitude ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Way more than the sort of fusion you may know from the mainstream – not the smoothed-out mellow jazz of recent years, or the too-jamming styles of the jazz-rock crossover era – and instead an excellent batch of funky electric numbers from the 70s, most of them rare tidbits from the ... read more CD

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✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... $7.99
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has some surface wear, small stains, and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ LabelleMerry Christmas From Labelle ... LP
Mistletoe, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A 70s repackaging of the earlier Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles Holiday album – done in a way that makes you think it's a 70s record, but it's not! The recordings are from the early 60s – and have a sweet, warm, innocent sound that's completely wonderful – a soulful girl ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, clear tape on the seams, and a small stain at the spine.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1956. Very Good- ... $49.99
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, splitting in the top seam, and a name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersUprising ... LP
Island, 1980. Good+ ... $6.99
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent along the opening.)
 
 



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