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✨✧ Fun Boy ThreeBest Of Fun Boy Three ... CD
Chrysalis, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Fun Boy ThreeMore I See (The Less I Believe) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis (UK), 1982. Very Good- (pic cover)... $3.99
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Funk O'FunFunny Funk/Remember June ... 12-inch
Barclay (France), 1981. Very Good ... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Barclay sleeve, with marker & light wear.)

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Harry Allen - Keith Ingham QuintetAre You Having Any Fun? – A Celebration Of Sammy Fain ... CD
Audiophile, 1991. Used ... $6.99
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Hal BlaineHave Fun!!! Play Drums!!! ... LP
Dunhill, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $34.99
Very cool original pressing of this rare LP cut by studio legend Hal Blaine. Hal played drums on thousands of records in the 60's and 70's – including a huge amount of some of rock's biggest classics. During the time, he also managed to cut a number of LPs – some like the wild classic Pyschedelic Percussion, some that were more pop oriented. This LP's a cool "play along with" album, with a nice instructional booklet inside a gatefold cover, and illustrations and notes to help you "play today's Big Rock Drum Sound"! One side has a number of short instrumentals with that sound, and the other has some extended instructional tracks and solos by Hal. Great stuff if you worship the man (as we do!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booket inside gatefold.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
One of our favorite albums from Lester Bowie's big solo run of the 80s – and a set that has some of the more dynamic energy of his Brass Fantasy group, but maybe also a bit more depth as well! The album's part of a handful that the Art Ensemble Of Chicago did with the DIW label at the time – and the AEOC production maybe gives the record a slightly more serious sound – even though the group still take on material from James Brown, Sade, and EU! Yet there's also two Billie Holiday tributes that are surprisingly powerful, and a stunning version of Roland Kirk's "The Inflated Tear" – with a strong trombone solo from Steve Turre, who worked with Kirk in later years, and always championed his work. The lineup features Bowie, Stanton Davis, EJ Allen, and Gerald Brezel on trumpets; Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones; Vincent Chancey on French horn; and Bob Stewart on tuba – plus drums and percussion from Don Moye, Ken Cruchfield, and Vinnie Johnson. Titles include "Inflated Tear", "Smooth Operator", "Strange Fruit", "Don't Worry Be Happy", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Da Butt". CD

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ContactBig Fun (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mainline, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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Doug E FreshJust Having Fun (voc, bonus lesson 1 no music, do the beat box) (ENJOY) ... 12-inch
Enjoy, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
This one was released between Doug E Fresh's appearance on the Treacherous 3's "Xmas" rap and before he hooked up with Slick Rick for the hits "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." The full name of the track is "Just Having Fun (Do The Beat Box)" and features lots of nice beatboxing and some vocoder effects. Both instrumental version, called "Bonus Lesson #1" features some amazing extended acapella beatboxing. Also, cuts by dj's Chill Will and Barry B. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a sticker on the A side.)

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FarmInnermost Limits Of Pure Fun – A George Greenough Film ... CD
Sundazed, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really tripped-out surf soundtrack from the end of the 60s – and a record that shows a huge evolution in the surf genre from the more familiar hits of the earlier part of the decade! The style here is much more open-ended and jamming – a collaborative effort that almost sounds like improvised grooves at times – played on organ, guitar, bass, and drums, all recorded by drummer Dennis Dragon. Denny Aaberg is on guitar and a bit of vocals – and a few numbers have an earthy, down-home feel that's a contrast to the more open-ended jams. Titles include "Snake Charmer", "Crystal Shingles", "Animal", "Wind N Sea", "Crumple Car", "Tobie's Oats", "San Ho Zay", "Ground Shuffle", and "Innerspace". CD
Also available Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun – A George Greenough Film (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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FarmInnermost Limits Of Pure Fun – A George Greenough Film (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, 1969. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really tripped-out surf soundtrack from the end of the 60s – and a record that shows a huge evolution in the surf genre from the more familiar hits of the earlier part of the decade! The style here is much more open-ended and jamming – a collaborative effort that almost sounds like improvised grooves at times – played on organ, guitar, bass, and drums, all recorded by drummer Dennis Dragon. Denny Aaberg is on guitar and a bit of vocals – and a few numbers have an earthy, down-home feel that's a contrast to the more open-ended jams. Titles include "Snake Charmer", "Crystal Shingles", "Animal", "Wind N Sea", "Crumple Car", "Tobie's Oats", "San Ho Zay", "Ground Shuffle", and "Innerspace". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun – A George Greenough Film ... CD 13.99

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Samantha FoxLet Me Be Free (extended mix, radio mix, beam's fun house mix, bean's fun radio mix) ... 12-inch
Popular, 1997. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing with stickered info.)

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Richard GraysonHot Fun (voc, todd ellerbee, inst) ... 12-inch
MCM, 1985. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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Lake Street DiveLake Street Dive/Fun Machine ... LP
Signature Sounds, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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Chuck MangioneFun & Games ... CD
A&M/Rebound, 1979. Used ... $6.99
The cover seems to imply that Chuck Mangione's one of the few cats who can play flugelhorn on a trampoline – but whatever the setting, Mangione's at the height of his late 70s powers here – blowing that clean, compressed style that crossed over beautifully at the time! Chuck's got a way of balancing the sweet and the soulful here nicely – drifting along with the rhythms, so that all the most rounded, open notes of his horn cascade out warmly – yet never in the sort of too-polished mode that would show up later in mainstream fusion. From the perspective of the 21st Century, it's surprising how strong this set sounds – especially on the few numbers that change things up a bit in the rhythms. Titles include "Give It All You Got", "Pina Colada", "I Never Missed Someone Before", "You're The Best There Is", and "Fun & Games". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large UnitRio Fun ... LP
PNL (Norway), 2014. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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PigNever For Fun/My Favourite Car/Hildelinde ... 12-inch
Wax Trax, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
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Smokey RobinsonTime Flies When You're Having Fun ... CD
RobSo, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Time flies, but Smokey Robinson keeps things cool – laidback and mellow, and very much in the mode of his best solo work from earlier years – with a subtle glow in the backings that has us thinking "quiet storm" all over again! Given Robinson's rep, it would have been easy to just record any sort of dross, and expect a few sales – but Smokey's really gone deep this time around, and has focused on the elements that really work best for his famous vocal style – a spare mix of keyboards and mellow rhythms, produced with a slightly earthy feel at points – which arguably makes this set the most "classic" sounding record Robinson's recorded since the 70s! There's a few famous guests on the record – Carlos Santana, India Arie, and Joss Stone – but even they can't get in the way, and we're damn impressed at how much Smokey's in control throughout. Titles include "Girl Friend", "Time Flies", "Don't Know Why", "Love Bath", "That Place", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Satisfy You", "You're Just My Life", "You're The One For Me", and "Please Don't Take Your Love". CD

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StoogesComplete Fun House Session (7CD box set) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino Handmade, 1970. Used 7 CDs ... $99.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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StoogesHave Some Fun – Live At Ungano's ... CD
Rhino Handmade/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Raw, incendiary live material from The Stooges, circa 1970 – recorded at NYC dive bar Ungano's, right around the time that Fun House was released! They blast through nearly all the tracks from Fun House here, minus "LA Blues", and with the rare "Have Some Fun/My Dream Is Dead", which as far as we know, was never released before Rhino Handmade dug up this incredible recording. The source was a reel-to-reel capture by someone in the audience, so the sound is a bit rough – which is of little concern when what we have here is a really important building block in creation of punk rock! Plus, the whole thing also begins with "Going To Ungano's" – street conversation that makes you feel like you're outside, going into the show. CD

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Matthew Sweet100% Fun ... CD
Zoo, 1995. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Prince PaulItstrumental ... LP
Female Fun, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
Another oddball batch from the unpredictable, inimitable Prince Paul – not exactly an instrumentals records, hence the deliberately spelled title – really more of leftfield hip hop beat suite with plenty of vocal samples and a few guest appearances! Paul's styles here rarely stray from a hip hop template – with some trippy passages in which he plays his own instruments and samples his own damn self – and appearances by previous collaborators Steinski and MC Paul Barman. Tracks include "MVU (Acts 1, 2, 3 and Final Act)", "It's A Stick Up!", "Flattery", "My Friend The Popmaster", "Yes, I Do Love Them Ho's!", "I Want You (I'm An 80s Man)", "Gangsta's My Style", "And The Winner Is?", "The Night My Girlfriend Left Me", "Think Or Die" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Alternative TVAction Time Vision ... LP
Deptford Fun City (UK), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 4 – 1984-1985 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The incredible fourth book in the Hip Hop Family Tree series – artist Ed Piskor's madly brilliant, super fun take on hip hop history, in the style of classic comic books – and the wild styles and huge personalities of '84 & '85 provide the most fertile material of the series to date! It was a pretty amazing couple years in the rap history, storytelling idioms aside. Hip hop culture was busting out of the confines of the inner cities and making its way into the hearts and minds of kids in the country and cornfields of America – all over the world, actually – spreading like wildfire thanks to radio, TV and movies. Piskor's comic panel adventures of the real life characters behind it is wonderful, and a lot of fun – looking at the rise of Def Jam, Dr. Dre laying the pre-NWA foundation, the Hollywood rapsploitation flicks Breakin', Beat Street and Krush Groove, introductions to heroes and heroines Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa (the worthy cover faces), Biz Markie and so many more! It's all the fresher in the oversized format, too, with 112 pages in all. Book

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The TJBConey Island ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet mid 70s work from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – still at the height of their powers on Coney Island – rolling effortlessly between upbeat, jazzy numbers and more laidback and melodic ones! This one has a pretty big sound overall, all produced and arranged by Herb, who is in fine, re-energized form here. By this point, Herb could've simply coasted on nostalgia, but there's a more timeless feel on this one than on a lot of his 60s albums, honestly, and the band is really firing on all cylinders. Breezy fun on par with Herb's best of the 70s! Titles include "Coney Island", "I Have Dreamed", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Catfish", "This Masquerade", "Carmine", "Vento Bravo", "I Belong", "Senor Mouse" and more. CD

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AnthraxI'm The Man EP ... LP
Island/Megaforce, 1987. Very Good ... $9.99
Not! Not! Ya know what. . .Anthrax's I'm The Man EP may be dumb fun, but it's high-minded dumb fun, and done with geniune love for classic rap. . .gutsy stuff from these true godfathers of thrash metal, from a time when their peers took themselves way too freaking seriously. Well, either gutsy, or maybe they just didn't give a s**t, which makes it all the more amusing. Punchy riffs, an obvious take on Billy Squier's "Big Beat" in the drums, and their knowingly goofy attempts at Beastie Boys-style comic rap. If rap metal began and ended right here we'd be better off, but we won't blame Anthrax for all the bad stuff to come! Includes "I'm The Man (Censored Radio Version)", "I'm The Man (DEF Uncensored Version)" – plus live versions Anthrax staples "Caught In A Mosh", "I Am The Law" and "I'm The Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Burt BacharachButch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
Forget everything you know about "Raindrops Are Falling On My Head", and give Burt kudos for this gem of an album! Sure, "Raindrops" shows up here a few times – instrumentally, and in 2 BJ Thomas vocal versions – and it's not a bad tune at all. But the real gems are some of the instrumentals – which have Burt almost doing a Tijuana take on his classic A&M sound – in a style that's really wonderful! Our favorite cut is the amazing "South American Getaway" – a breezy vocal scatting number that seems to take the best of the Swingle Singers and I Cantori Modern and roll them into one groovy tune that soars, dips, turns, twists, and holds our dear heart close for 5 minutes and 13 seconds! It's a real gem, and worth the price of the album alone – but you'll also get a few other nice ones, like "The Old Fun City", "The Sundance Kid", "Come Touch The Sun", and "Not Goin Home Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album

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BadbadnotgoodIV ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into fairly distinctive and genuinely fun modern sound. It's built to last, too –we're sure be able to come back to their work in a couple decades and it'll still work! IV finds them with the confidence to trade in some fairly subtle, smoothed out moments between to more boisterous ones, and they're more dexterous in the instrumentation – especially in the horns, keys and percussion – but some great vibes, strings, flute and more when the mood calls. Includes the great vocal track "Time Moves Slow" with Sam Herring of Future Islands, "And That, Too", "Lavender", "IV", "Chompy's Paradise", "Structure No. 3", "Cashmere", "Hyssops Of Love" and more. CD

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Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays Volume 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $3.99 5.98
Late Bar-Kays – when the group were getting the "rock" out of their grooves, hitting the bass a lot heavier than before, and opening up in that slicker funkier style of the late 70s. Given that the group had a big hand in defining the sound and style of mainstream funk in the years before this work, they're still very much on top of their game – sounding as soulful as ever, even though they're not as dirty or gritty as they were in the Stax/Volt era. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun", "Do It", "Spellbound", "Flying High On Your Love", "Dirty Dancer", "Sexomatic (12" mix)", "Whitehouseorgy", "Unforgettable Dream", "Today Is The Day", "She Talks To Me With Her Body (12" mix)", and "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me". 16 cuts in all! CD

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✨✧ Les Baxter/Mike Curb/The 13th PowerWild In The Streets ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Hilarious! This is the soundtrack to a goofy late 60s shocker film about the time when hippies and young folks would take over America. Les Baxter handled the musical score for the film, but the real treat is the schlocky rock tracks – written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with arrangements by Mike Curb in that fuzzy Tower/AIP mode! The lyrics are hysterical, but also oddly catchy, even though they're trying to make fun of 60s rock. Titles include "Psychedelic Senate", "Fourteen Or Fight", "Wild In The Streets", "Sally LeRoy", and "Free Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s – while others have a slightly looser rhythmic approach, but one that still grooves nicely, too – all given some great energy by the vocals of Steve Black, whose style of singing is nicely playful, and almost as bubbling as the instrumentation! The title track has this really cool mix of electronics and dub – and titles include "Brand New Wayo", "Igholoye", "Precious Tim", "Village Boogie", "When You Know What's Wrong", "Fun In The Street", and "Step Out When You're Down". CD

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Gary US BondsGary US Bonds Greatest Hits (80s pressing) ... LP
Ensign, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Nice stuff – a lot better than you might think, from what we remember about Gary! The tunes are nicely grooving numbers with a hard sock-soul approach – a bit of twist, a bit R&B, and all jumping around in a lively style that makes for a good listen all the way through. Plus, most of the tunes on the album are originals, and despite the fact that they're listed as "hits", they're pretty fresh and unfamiliar to our ears. Titles include "New Orleans", "Not Me", "Dear Lady Twist", "Havin So Much Fun", "Getting A Groove", "I Wanna Holler", and "Twist Twist Senora". LP, Vinyl record album

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BoulevardsGroove ... LP
Captured Tracks, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
A nice modern take on classic dancefloor-ready funky soul from Jamil Rashad – aka Boulevards –delivering a genuinely tight, irresistible groove worthy of the title! The paths Boulevards travels were paved 70s and 80s funk titans from Earth Wind & Fire at their leanest, to early 80s Prince and Rick James and beyond on funky soul tip – along with some crisp, bumping electro influences from early hip hop producers – but he give it a fresh vibe – thanks incredibly effective songcraft and charismatic vocals. This is straight-up fun, pretty much irresistible effort! Includes "Set The Tone", "Got To Go", "Up On Your Love", "Move & Shout", "Cold Call", "Running Back", "Patience", "The Spot", "Talk To Me", "Tender", "Love & Dance" and "Weekend Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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David Brent (Ricky Gervais)Life On The Road ... CD
BBC/Universal (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
A big leap into the musical mind of David Brent – aka the character created by Ricky Gervais for the original UK version of The Office – now off to follow his dream as a singer/songwriter! The music here follows from those last few musical moments that Gervais gave us on the final installment of The Office UK – with maybe a bit less of the sexy soul vibe, and more of an earnest songwriter vibe – with some hilarious attempts at "correct" politics! Make no mistake, this is definitely an album of music – not comedic bits – and the songs are performed and produced at a level that's totally straight – so much so, they almost feel like lost AOR numbers from the late 70s, until you plug into the wit of the lyrics and their delivery by Gervais. Titles include "Spaceman", "Please Don't Make Fun Of The Disableds", "Lady Gypsy", "Native American", "Life On The Road", "Freelove Freeway", "Ain't No Trouble", "Electricity", and "Don't Cry It's Christmas". CD

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✨✧ BrickGood High/Brick (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bang/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky soul classics from Brick – back to back on a single CD! First up is the album Good High – a killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern groove – coming up with a sound that was nice and lean – perfect for these key transitional years of funk – with influences that were felt for years, in places as far away as the west coast! Case in point is the album's classic "Dazz" – one of those cuts that never gets old – nestled nicely in a lineup that also includes "Music Matic", "Here We Come", "Good High", "Brick City", and "Sister Twister". Includes two bonus tracks "Dazz (Dazz Disco mix)" & "That's What It's All About (single version)". Next up is the self-titled Brick – which has the group absolutely killing it with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. This CD edition on Wounded Bird has 2 bonus tracks: "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody (Single Version)" and "Dusic (Short Version)". CD

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Bob Brookmeyer & Zoot SimsToday's Jazz (aka Whooeeee) ... LP
Storyville/Jazztone, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A wonderful small combo set from this unusual team – put together in ways that are somewhere between the Brookmeyer/Stan Getz pairings of the early 50s, and Zoot's work for the Dawn label! The group also features Hank Jones on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and titles include "The King", "Whoo-eeee", "Morning Fun", "Box Cars", and "Snake Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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CameoCameosis/Feel Me ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of killers from Cameo – back to back on a single CD! Cameosis is full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, and keyboards – a totally on-the-money style that vamps, leaps, and jumps with energy throughout. The vocals are great too – bubbling up in the mix almost like another instrument – and the album's got a depth that so many other copycat funk records from the time just couldn't touch. Wonderful throughout – with tracks that include "Shake Your Pants", "Cameosis", "On The One", "We're Goin Out Tonight", and "Please You". Also features a bonus 7" mix of "Shake Your Pants". Feel Me is a great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". CD

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Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan)Merry Merry Merry Christmas From Captain Kangaroo ... CD
Golden/BMG, Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A merry, merry, merry and groovy groovy groovy Christmas from Captain Kangaroo, Mister Green Jeans and the early 60s cast! For the young or otherwise uninitiated, Captain Kangaroo (played by Bob Keeshin) was a groundbreaking, legendary children's television program that ran from the mid 1950s to the early 80s – with silly charm to spare. This wonderful Christmas record comes from the early part of the 60s, with the grander period production touches to show for it – groovy chorus backing vocals, sound effects, and a big, bright sound – on Christmas classics, original material, fun spoken intros and interludes. Not hokey at all...a real charmer! Includes "Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas", "Jingle Bells", "Santa's Other Reindeer", "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas", "When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter", "Happy Little New Year" and more. CD

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Johnny Cash & June CarterCarryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
Johnny's first album collaboration with his soon-to-be wife June Carter, and it's a nice one! Carryin' On has it's share of sweet, lovely moments shared by the two, but also has a lot more cool 60s oddball touches than one would expect. The couple cover Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and two Ray Charles tunes, "I Got A Woman" and "What I Say". All three sound pretty strange coming out of hard-nosed Johnny, and prove to be quite fun and endearing, and very indicative of the freedom he had at Columbia to do whatever the heck he wanted. Other tracks include "Shantytown", "Pack Up Your Sorrows", "Jackson", "What A Good Thing We Had", and "No, No, No". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 360 sound stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Jackson".)

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CCSWhole Lotta Love (aka CCS) ... LP
RAK, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Proof that blues rock can be turned towards a useful end – and a landmark album from one of the greatest Brit groups of the post-beat era! CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) were more of a studio project than anything else – but their first few records sparkled with a groove and energy level that surpassed most other work going at the time – thanks to large backings from arranger Johnny Cameron, of Brit Easy and soundtrack fame – working here with UK bluesman Alexis Korner in a format that mixed big funky backings with Korner's down-home blues rock! The Cameron touches really help get away from any blues cliches of the genre – and the inclusion of jazz players like Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, and Ray Warleigh makes for a really hip approach to instrumentation that goes way beyond simple studio support. Most tracks are instrumental, but the set does include some vocals – and the group scored a standout hit with the album's cover of "Whole Lotta Love", and followed up with other covers that include "Satisfaction", "Living In the Past", "Wade In The Water", and "Bom Bom". Also includes the original tracks "Waiting Song", "Dos Cantos", and "Lookin For Fun". LP, Vinyl record album

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George ClintonComputer Games ... CD
Capitol/Music Collection International (UK), 1982. Used ... $6.99
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit funk fans, we remember thinking "oh gosh, George has lost it" – but from the perspective of many years later, the record sure sounds like classic P-Funk to us – really picking up where the last few Funkadelic and Parliament albums left off! The album sports a great Pedro Bell cover, features some nice work with Bootsy, includes the hits "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla" – and also features some lesser-known gems that include "Pot Sharing Tots", "Get Dressed", "Computer Games", and "One Fun At A Time". CD

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Nat King ColeJust One Of Those Things ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "When Your Lover Has Gone", "These Foolish Things", "Just For The Fun Of It", "The Party's Over", and "The Song Is Ended". Billy May arrangements! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing.)
 
 
 



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