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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker & a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... CD
Casablanca/Verve, 1975. Used ... $9.99
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, you know there's some afro beat creeping in too. 6 tracks in all: "The Boys Doin' It", "Mama", "Excuse Me Please", "Ashiko", "In The Jungle" and "A Person Is A Sometime Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugh MasekelaMelody Maker ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Hats off to Hugh Masekela – one of the few artists who could record for the Casablanca label and never manage to lose his own sense of sound and spirit! The album's a surprisingly great one, filled with the kinds of subtle touches and earthy soul we've always loved in Hugh's music – certainly a bit more polished than before, given the date of the record, but still filled with some really personal, individual moments. The set begins with a beautiful long instrumental titled "Hi Life" – with Hugh blowing a long, lean solo over the top of a mellow groove – then it moves into a range of shorter numbers, both vocal and instrumental, including the funk track "Toe Jam", plus the cuts "Come On Home", "Melodi", "I'll Make You Feel Alright", "Melody Maker", and "Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that Hugh copped from his roots. The group's a tight little quintet with Al Abreu on tenor and soprano sax, William Henderson on piano, Chuck Carter on drums, and Henry Franklin on bass. The whole thing's great – and tracks include "Stop", "Bajabula Bonke", "There Are Seeds To Sow", "Vuca", "Almost Seedless", and "No Face, No Name, and No Number". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has remnants of a sticker, some creases, and a small tear on the opening.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaHope (180 gram 2LP pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Triloka/Analogue Productions, 1994. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Languta", "Abangoma", "Stimela", "Marketplace", and "Nomali". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaLong Ways From Home/Home Boy ... 7-inch
Uni/Chisa, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A catchy little groover from Hugh – with a really soulful feel! "Long Way From Home" is an instrumental that begins with some jangly guitar ringing around itself, as drums romp into the fray, and Hugh sings over the top with some soulful trumpet licks! "Home Boy" is even better – a heavier bit of funk with nice snapping drums and guitar riffs – all setting a really sinister feel as Hugh sneaks a solo over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Uni sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaReconstruction ... CD
Chisa/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hugh Masekela kicks off the 70s with this wonderfully bold statement – a record that's light years from the shorter, simpler instrumentals of his earliest American years – and which really shows Hugh trying to reach out for a new groove! Masekela sings a bit on the set – often with this raspy tone that echoes his slight grimace on the cover – and instrumentation includes lots of work from other LA electric jazz giants, including members of The Crusaders – with Joe Sample on Fender Rhodes, Monk Montgomery and Wilton Felder on bass, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Larry Willis on piano. Some of the best tracks have earthy percussion at the bottom – congas by Francisco Aguabella – which complicates the rhythms in a great way – and titles include "Woza", "I Can't Dance", "Make Me A Potion", "Sala Le Mane", "Traces", and "Leave Us Alone". CD

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaAll-Time Hits Of Hugh Masekela ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title's a bit misleading, since the record really doesn't include Hugh's biggest hits – but it is a darn groovy batch of tight little numbers, all infused with Hugh's South African Soul riffing, and plenty of funky trumpet! Includes nice remakes of "Mas Que Nada" and "Cantelope Island" – plus "Con Mucho Carino", "She's Comin' My Way", and "Abangoma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Afro Kelenkye BandJungle Funk/Mother Africa/Munchin Session/Too Bad Girl (2 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy 2 x 7" single (pic cover)... $13.99
Rare funk from the Kelekye Band – material recorded after their legendary Moving World album, but never issued at the time! This amazing package is totally great – four tracks of offbeat Afro Funk, with an approach that's heavy on percussion, and topped by jazzy riffs that really complicate the sound – a vibe that goes way deeper than more common Afro modes of the time, thanks to the rich solo energy of the horns! Trumpet is especially nice, and works great with the vocals – especially when they hit a warmer 70s soul mode that almost makes the record feel like Hugh Masekela teaming up with The Blackbyrds. Titles include "Mother Africa", "Munchin Session", "Too Bad Girl", and "Jungle Funk". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during the 60s. The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano! The 69 LA sessions are great, too – and feature pivotal work in a similar style, kicked up a few notches on bass and percussion. The tracks are shorter than later – most are 3 to 6 minutes long – but the intensity of the work is incredible, and makes us wonder what would have happened to the LA scene had Fela stayed in the city! Titles include "Eko", "My Lady Frustration", "Lover", "Funky Horn", "Olofe Mi", "Laise Lairo", "Wayo", "Highlife Time", and "This Is Sad". CD

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Jazz EpistlesJazz In Africa Vol 1 ... CD
BMG (UK), 1959/1998. Used ... $14.99
Despite the fact that the Jazz Epistles were one of the most important jazz groups of the Southern Hemisphere in the postwar years, most of their recordings have been unavailable for quite some time. Now, though, these legendary 1959 recordings have been lovingly restored by BMG, and you can finally hear this prime early material featuring the young talents of Dollar Brand, Hugh Masekela, and Kippie Moeketsi. After all these years, and and all the legend, the music is fairly mainstream jazz – despite our thinking that it might have more of an Africanist influence. That doesn't stop it from being great, though, and the set's got some nice originals, and jazz versions of tradition African tracks, that more than make this set worthwhile. Titles include "Dollar's Moods", "Scullery Dept", "Cosmic Ray", "Gafsa", and "Carols Drive". 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue MitchellBantu Village ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". CD

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VariousBlack Power And Liberation Struggles (6CD set) ... CD
Alternative Tentacles, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 6CD ... $16.99
A 6CD set of oratory revolution – 175 Progress Drive by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Self-Defense, Self-Respect by Robert F Williams, Prisons On Fire by George Jackson, Attica, and Black Liberation, In A Pig's Eye by Ward Churchhill, Taking Liberties by Christian Parenti and the bonus Chile – Promise Of Freedom – in a single package! The Mumia disc features the voices of the man himself plus Hugh Masekela, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Rubin Hurricane Carter & others. Churchill takes on the struggles of Native America, Mabel Williams tells the Self-Defense, Self-Respect & Self-Determination of Robert F Williams, Black Liberation is covered on Prisons On Fire and Christian Parenti speaks of capitalist state opression on Taking Liberties. CD
(Hand numbered limited edition of 300.)

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✨✧ CrusadersCrusaders 1 ... LP
Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also stretching out here in more of a 70s electric funk mode – letting the keyboards of Joe Sample really set the tone for most of the numbers, as Wilton Felder's basslines weave with the drums of Stix Hooper to create a set of really great tracks. The double-length album is overflowing with great numbers – and in addition to the contributions of the core quartet, the album also features guitar from Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – plus a bit of extra bass from Chuck Rainey! The hip sound is a bit like some of Hugh Masekela's best jazz-based work for Chisa – and titles include "Full Moon", "Sweet Revival", "Mud Hole", "It's Just Gotta Be That Way", "Three Children", "Mosadi", and "So Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hot IceHot Ice No 1 ... LP
Rage, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty nice album of messed-up disco groovers – almost a mix of funky soul and clubbier work, handled with some nice trippy touches in a few parts! The album's got some great moments – like the spacey tune "Up Off Your Ass", which has long flowing organ parts that feel like they're off of one of Charles Earland's space jam records, and female vocals in chorus style, almost like a Roy Ayers production. Other cuts include "It's Time To Leave The Disco", which rumbles along in a chunky groove that's almost like Hugh Masekela; "Do It Slow", which is another spacey number, with great organ and guitar; and the uptempo tracks "Disco Summer" and "Dancing Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke LumumbaJungle Funk ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of Jazz Crusaders in the set – as Wilton Felder plays electric bass on the album, giving it a fantastic loping groove – but there's also plenty of unique albums on the record, especially its way of approaching the rhythms with a sly, syncopated groove that's immediately infectious! Duke's trumpet solos are great, and they're augmented by tenor work by Chester Washington and trombone by George Bohannon – all nicely grooving on the album's brilliant blend of jazzy tracks. Titles include "Jungle Funk", "Afrikaloo", "Akagruge", "Like It Is", "Mafam", and "Peace Brother". Somebody put this one on CD – and do us all a treat! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBantu Village ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". CD
Also available Bantu Village ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Larry WillisInner Crisis ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few funky albums ever cut as a leader by Larry Willis – a super-hip keyboard player who's best known for his work with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela, but who sounds even better as a leader! This album's a gem all the way through – with a free-thinking soulful sound that's head and shoulders above the rest of the work on Groove Merchant at the time. Players include Harold Vick, Roland Prince, and Eddie Gomez – and the overall groove is an incredible array of soulful rhythms, played by Larry on electric piano, in a mode that makes the record feel like a lost gem from Strata East or Black Jazz. Includes the cuts "Out On The Coast", "153rd Street Theme", "Inner Crisis", and "Bahamian Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jazz EpistlesVerse 1 ... LP
Adventure In Sound (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more specific South African modes that showed up later in the music of Brand, Masekela, and The Blue Notes – and the tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of room for standout solos from every musician. It's great to hear some of these artists work at a level that allows them to compete head to head with the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time – and titles include "Blues For Hughie", "Cosmic Ray", "Vari Oo Voom", "Scullery Dept", "Gafsa", and "Carol's Drive". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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