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Fun Boy Three with BananaramaIt Ain't What You Do.../Just Do It/Funrama Three (extended version) ... 12-inch
Chrysalis (UK), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rick DerringerGood Dirty Fun ... LP
Passport, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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FatnicePeace Love Unity & Havin Fun (Lil' Dave Fun Size mix, Windy City mix)/My Favorite Things (Buscates Vibrate mix) ... 7-inch
Record Breakin, 2014. Sealed (pic cover)... $4.99
Not a cover of the Afrika Bambaataa classic of the same name – although the cut does borrow the chorus for its own – and instead some mighty fresh work from Fatnice, set to some crackling cosmic beats! Our favorite is the stripped-down "windy city mix", which has a brasness the Lil Dave mix is missing – and the flipside features Fatnice's own take on the concept of "Favorite Things" – served up with this true school vibe that should make him huge, if the world has any sense of justice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Free DesignKites Are Fun (50th anniversary colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On November 24, 2017
The very first Free Design album, recorded in 1967 for Project 3 records – and darn tough to find in any format! The album is a swirling mix of vocal harmonies and cute little tuneful songs, sung by the group in a style that's sort of a mix between the Hi-Los and The Singers Unlimited – but with a strangely hip and naive quality that's never been duplicated since! Includes the tracks "A Man & A Woman", "Michelle", "Don't Turn Away", "My Brother Woody", "Make The Madness Stop" and more! (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 25. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on gold vinyl!)

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Dave FrishbergGetting Some Fun Out Of Life ... LP
Concord, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Dave Frishberg's always getting some fun out of life – given the way he pens these witty little tunes, and sings them with a hell of a lot of charm! And this album's one to feature Frishberg at all his charming best – still with the jaunty, edgey qualities we love so much in Oaklahoma Toad, but turned back more towards more traditional jazz elements too – all set nicely into a small combo jazz mode, with help from Bob Findley on trumpet and Marshall Royal on alto – both horn players who give the album a fleshed-out feel that's a nice change from some of Dave's more piano/vocal-based records. A number of the tunes are instrumental – with Frishberg on piano – and titles include "Lotus Blossom", "Dear Bix", "Violet Blue", "Old Man Harlem", "Save It Pretty Mama", "Alligator Crawl", and "In A Mist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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HamboneBig Fat Juicy Fun ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Very Good ... $24.99
That's quite a cover on the front – and the record more than lives up to the promise of the photo and the cover – thanks to some funky club grooves from the legendary Tommy Stewart! You might know Tommy for his own rare album – or for his underground work on the Atlanta scene of the late 70s – and here, he really makes for some fresh sounds for the Salsoul label, by bringing in a lot more funk at the bottom than usual for the mostly-disco imprint – at a level that really makes the album a unique set all the way through! Rhythms are at the core – and usually snap along at a level that's full, but super-tight – kind of late blacksploitation funk, with just enough kick for the dancefloor, but no throwaway disco cliches at all. And while there's a lady on the front cover, and a bit of female vocals on the record, the main focus is instrumental – sometimes with a sweet harmonica or bluesy guitar in the lead. Titles include "Hey Music Man", "Hambone", "Win or Lose", "One For Jo Jo", "This Masquerade", and "Big Fat Juicy Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sir Charles HughesLove Emotions/It's A Bag Of Fun ... 7-inch
Je-Ena, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Inner CityBig Fun ... CD
Virgin, 1989. Used ... $5.99
Detroit underground hits the mainstream – in a seminal album of crossover dance tracks! Kevin Saunderson and vocalist Paris Grey, along with help from Juan Atkins, craft a set of tunes that managed to hook the rest of the world on the electro sound that had been bubbling under in the Motor City for most of the 80s. And sure, there's more hooks and less darkness than on some of Saunderson's earlier work – but is that such a bad thing? Not to our ears, as lots of these tunes have still held up quite well over the years. Titles include "Paradise", "Ain't Nobody Better", "Big Fun", "Do You Love What You Feel", "Good Life", and "Secrets Of The Mind". CD

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Stan KentonFire, Fury & Fun ... LP
Creative World, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A hokey title, but a nice little set – one of Stan's under-rated cookers for his own Creative World label from the 70s! The tracks are all long, fresh, and warmly chromatic – a bit funky at times, and kind of a 70s take on the Kenton style of earlier years – pushing the solos forward strongly, while still working on the overall presence of the band. Soloists include Ramon Lopez on congas, Pete Erskine on drums, Kevin Jordan on trumpet, and Tony Campise on flute – and titles include the tasty Latin groover "Ramon Lopez", plus the cuts "Quiet Friday", "Hogfat Blues", "Roy's Blues", and "Pete Is A Four Letter Word". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MaxaynMaxayn Reloaded – The Complete Recordings 1972 to 1974 (Maxayn/Mindful/Bail Out For Fun) (3CD set) ... CD
Capricorn/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
The legendary music of Maxayn – finally given its due, and presented here in a great 3CD box, with all albums in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Maxayn – the debut album from a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". Next up is Mindful – a classic album of funky female soul – and part of the overlooked legacy of the mighty Maxayn Lewis! The set's a wicked blend of funk and rock, served up with help from Buddy Miles' bandmates Andrew Lewis on keyboards and bass, and Marlo Henderson on guitar – an instrument that's played in the same soul-drenched style you'd know from Buddy Miles' albums, which makes for a wonderful blend with the mindblowing vocals of Maxayn! The singer got her start working with Ike Turner – and definitely has the voice to match that legacy – and she's really set free here on material that was years ahead of its time, and which only today is finally getting its due. The album features lots of original tracks – including "Travelin", "The Answer", "Moan to the Music", "Stone Crazy", "Feelin'", and "Good Things" – plus a version of Curtis Mayfield's "Check Out Your Mind". Last up is Bail Out For Fun – a set that was the last in her initial run of the 70s, and maybe the grooviest of the bunch! The keyboards here are more center stage than the guitars of Maxayn's previous records – and they only seem to increase the funky feel of the record, especially as they're folded up with the vocals in this cool flanged-out production style – a mode that almost seems to echo Sly Stone, which might be no surprise – as the blend of funk, soul, and rock in the music definitely owes something to Sly! Yet Maxayn's very much her own woman – singing with full righteous energy on tunes that include some great originals, plus tracks by Buddy Miles and DJ Rogers too. Titles include the great moogy cut "Moonfunk", plus "Bail Out", "Fun", "You Don't Have To Be Lonely", "Trying For Days", and "Life is What You Make It". CD

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New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. Used ... $4.99
2 classics from New Horizons – back to back on a single CD! Something New is something great from New Horizons – the group's second album, and even tighter than the first! Roger Troutman had a very big hand in the record, lending the group some very Zapp-ish touches in their grooves – a great blend for the catchy vocals of the group, in ways that even have the mellow cuts bouncing along nicely! The basslines are tight, but never overdone – and the record's got a real sense of class and timing that takes it way past some of the overly-familiar sides of the Troutman universe. Titles include "Your Thing Is Your Thing", "Something New", "Reaching For New Horizons", "I Can't Tell You", "County Line", and "Your Thing (rap)". Gonna Have Big Fun is a bouncy bouncy gem from New Horizons – a set that's got help from Roger and all the Troutman crew, yet somehow manages to step forward strongly with its own voice as well! There's plenty of bass at the bottom of the grooves, but things are never too popping or too-tight – just relaxed, almost mellow at points, with this wonderful flow that works perfectly for the group's hip vocals. The group's got kind of a youthful approach – almost like a harmony group raised in the generation of P-Funk, with that sort of style as their main inspiration – quite different than the approach of the mellower groups of a decade before. Titles include "Big Fun", "Dance Frite", "U Can Do (Watcha Wanna)", "Love To Spend The Night", and "Get Ready Let's Party". CD

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Art Pepper with Bill WatrousWest Coast Sessions Vol 4 – Bill Watrous (Funk N Fun – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The cover says Art Pepper, but the record's one of our favorite albums ever cut under the leadership of trombonist Bill Watrous – a set that was part of a Japanese-only series that brought together some of the best players on the west coast scene at the end of the 70s! Watrous is maybe not as well-associated with the older LA jazz world as some of his associates on the set – who include the great Art Pepper on alto sax and Russ Freeman on piano – both of whom really open up in compelling ways next to Bill's trombone – especially Pepper, as he often wasn't recording with such a horn on his own albums of the time. The rest of the combo features Bob Magnusson on bass and Carl Burnett on drums – and the easygoing vibe of the record really makes for some well-shaped, well-blown notes from Watrous. Titles include "Funny Blues", "P Town", "For Art's Sake", "Begin The Beguine", "Angel Eyes", and "Just Friends". CD also features two bonus alternate takes! CD

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Billy TaylorOne For Fun ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
It might not be the frolic that the title implies, but that's a plus – because this a straight-up solid early album from Taylor – recorded in tight trio format, with that no-nonsense soulful approach that made him a star player from the start! The group features the great (and underrated) Earl May on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums – both of whom help Taylor work some simple magic that flowers wonderfully as the album moves on. There's a tight, sharp, in the pocket groove here that makes Taylor a key precursor for other piano talents to come in the 60s – and titles include "When Lights Are Low", "At Long Last Love", "Poinciana", "Blue Moon", "One For Fun", and "A Little Southside Soul". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBig Fun ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great Miles 70s groove albums – an album that's often as funky as you might expect from the cover, with a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The noise of previous electric sessions is nicely toned down a bit here – leaving lots more room for soulful grooving – and although the selections were recorded over different dates, there's a very unified feel to the record – as most tracks have a similar groove, away from other Davis electric work of the period. Players vary throughout – and include Wayne Shorter and Sonny Fortune on reeds, Lonnie Smith and Chick Corea on keyboards, Ron Carter and Dave Holland on basses, John McLaughlin on guitar, and Al Foster and Billy Cobham on drums. Titles include "Great Expectations", "Ife", "Go Ahead John", and "Lonely Fire" – and the whole thing kicks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Freddy RobinsonHot Fun In The Summertime ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of guitar funk, and the hardest to find album by Freddy Robinson! The record predates 70s work by players like Dennis Coffey, Eddie Senay, and others crossover funky guitarists – and it's got a super-dope style that's clearly a blueprint for all that was to follow in the years to come. Monk Higgins handles the arrangements with a very nice style – a mix of LA soul jazz and romping soul grooves, all spare enough to let Freddy trip around the strings of his hollow body electric with a warm and raspy edge. There's loads of great tracks on the set – including the originals "The Creeper", "Caprice's Green Grass", and "Becky's Rainbow" – plus a wild wah wah cover of "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and a funky take on "I Want To Hold Your Hand". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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✨✧ RoostersFun House/Chicken Hop ... 7-inch
Felsted, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Roadshow – Have Some Fun ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Classic cuts from the Roadshow label – one of the key companies who helped get the disco groove going in the 70s! Roadshow was a small indie that really managed to pick up on the fast funk modes that were suddenly exploding on east coast dancefloors – the kind of cuts that spurred on the sounds that soon became the Saturday Night Fever groove a few years later, but which really came from the funky 45 scene at the time. Roadshow did a better job than most of getting their indie tracks more widestream distribution – which helped make some of these tracks big crossover hits – while others on the set are lesser-known gems from their very rich catalog. CD features over 75 minutes of music – and titles include "Get Ready For The Future" by The Winners, "Express" by BT Express, "Turn The Beat Around" by Touch Of Class, "Close To You" by Soiree, "This Must Be The Night For Love" by BT Express, "Save A Dance" by Al Wilson, "Doctor Boogie" by Don Downing, "Peace Pipe" by BT Express, "Gloria" by Enchantment, "She Calls Me Baby" by J Kelly & The Premiers, "I Want You With Me" by BT Express, "I've Got A Winner In You" by Ben Moore, and "It's You That I Need" by Enchantment. CD

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✨✧ Chuck Mangione5 Original Albums (Chase The Clouds Away/Main Squeeze/Feels So Good/Fun & Games/70 Miles Young) (5CD set) ... CD
A&M (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Five full albums from a time when jazzman Chuck Mangione was at the height of his powers – all served up here in one package, with tiny LP-styled covers for each CD! Most of these records were instant hits for Mangione, and for good reason too – as 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 strongly creative these records sound – especially when some sonic surprises come into the mix, or Chuck stretches things out in unusual says – such as on the long title track of the final album. A great way to bring all these albums together – which sound even stronger as a whole than on their own! CD

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✨✧ Glenn FreyNo Fun Aloud ... LP
Asylum, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Jazzy JeffFire (rmx, LP)/We Just Want To Have Fun (original, gangster boogie dub mix) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)
 
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Wynton KellyAlternate Takes Of Wynton Kelly ... LP
Vee Jay/Fun House (Japan), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rare alternate tracks from the Wynton Kelly recordings for Vee Jay – not issued at the time! Features Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – on alternate takes of "Joe's Avenue", "Char's Blues", "Autumn Leaves", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Cover has some light aging.)

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Prince PaulItstrumental (with bonus track & download) ... LP
Female Fun, 2005. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99
A later career win 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 high caliber guest appearances! Paul's styles here rarely stray from blueprint hip hop template – but has some trippy passages in which he plays his own instruments and samples his own damn self – with 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. This 2017 limited reissue includes the previously unreleased "Indiscretion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of just 500 copies – with download!)

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✨✧ OT SykesFirst Love ... LP
Fun City/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The only album we've ever seen from soul singer OT Sykes – and a set that's maybe got a greater depth than you'd guess from his image on the cover! The music is a mix of mellow numbers and 80s boogie grooves – but the presentation here is rich, but without having the too-polished mode of major label soul – maybe somewhere in Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson territory, where Sykes can let the tunes flow in just the right sort of balance between warmer jazz and soul! The keyboards really sound great on the mellow steppers – which are our favorite numbers here – but even the groovers are way more than throwaway dance tracks – and have a positive vibe that's mighty nice. Arrangements are by Wayne Douglas Jr – who also had a hand in writing all the tracks on the album – and titles include "Loneliness Inside Of Me", "Come Be My Lady", "Licensed To Love", "Something's Burning", "You Bring Out The Best In Me", "Stone Crush On You", and "Can't Get Enough Of Your Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Prince PaulItstrumental ... Cassette
Female Fun, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A later career win 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 high caliber guest appearances! Paul's styles here rarely stray from blueprint hip hop template – but has some trippy passages in which he plays his own instruments and samples his own damn self – with 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. This 2017 limited reissue includes the previously unreleased "Indiscretion". Cassette
(Limited edition cassette – only 100 copies!)
Also available Itstrumental (with bonus track & download) ... LP 32.99
 
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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 4 – 1984-1985 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/NilssonMidnight Cowboy ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – which is great in itself – but it's Barry's own work on the title theme that we totally love. "Midnight Cowboy" is a darkly turning slowly pondering tune that will haunt us until the day we die – performed here on the original number with a sad-tinged harmonica that unites both the country of Joe Buck's roots and the sleaze of the love generation. The tune's great – and is matched here by the whimsy of "Florida Fantasy", and the Barry tracks "Fun City" and "Science Fiction". Another great number on the set is "Old Man Willow", a really tripped-out longer track from Elephant's Memory – swirling around in organ and hippie vocals, and oddly echoing the main Barry theme of the set at times! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BeckColors ... LP
Capitol, 2017. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The return of bright-eyed, oddball party pop Beck – probably his most unself-consciously fun album since the late 90s! We almost want to compare it to Midnight Vultures in the way it jettisons expectations for what a new Beck album might be supposed to sound like – strange as that is to say for a forever evolving figure such as him – but Colors has a big, dare we say it glossy post-millennium pop sheen, nothing like the funk & disco inspired MV. Still, you can't shine away the weirdness of Beck's somehow perfectly sensible nonsense lyricism and distinctive voice, so it's actually really endearing to hear Beck being Beck with production that wouldn't sound out of place on a Pink or a Sia record! Includes "Colors", "Seventh Heaven", "I'm So Free", "Dear Life", "No Distraction", "Dreams", "Wow", "Up All Night", "Square One" and "Fix Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the download and insert. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Elmer BernsteinStaccato ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
A great lost crime jazz soundtrack – penned by Elmer Bernstein in the style of some of his best work from the 50s! There's a real Man With The Golden Arm feel here – as the orchestra rises and falls in a mode matching the Staccato title – and solos break out with a fluid and brazen sort of feel – plenty of jazz to show the west coast origin of the recording! Players include Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash and Dave Pell on saxes, John Williams on piano, and Barney Kessell on guitar. The show itself is pretty darn cool – and starred a young John Cassavetes as detective Johnny Staccato – a role that supposedly gave Cassavetes enough money to shoot the film Shadows in his free time! Great all the way through – with tracks that include "Staccato's Theme", "Thinking Of Baby", "Poi & Juice", "Deadly Game", "Night Mood", "Jazz At Waldo's", "Like Having Fun", and "MacDougal Street Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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BlackbeardAnthology – Too Much Iron In The Fire ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
An excellent collection of roots and Jamaican soul recorded under the guidance of Roderick Blackbeard Sinclair. While a bunch of attention seems to get paid to heavy producers like Striker Lee, Blackbeard, an acolyte of Lee's has waited long enough to be anthologized properly! This batch of tracks from the mid 70s on cut for the Hulk and Mr Tipsy labels feature a stable of great vocalists like Barry Brown, Jacob Miller, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy and others. 39 numbers in all, including "Them A Come", "Pass Up The Chalice", "Life Is Funny" and "Protect Them" by Barry Brown, "You Say Me Say" by Barrington Levy & Trinity, "Fattie Bum Bum" by Ken Boothe & Trinity, "All I Want To Do" by Wayne Jarrett, "Fade Away", "Can't Stop Me" and "Everyday Wondering" by Johnny Clarke, "Free Africa" and "Ranking Having Fun" by Horace Andy, "Jah Jah Bless" and "Eyes On Africa" by the Mighty Diamonds, "Too Much Iron In The Fire" by Black Uhuru & Trinity and several nice versions and dubs by the Blackbeard All Stars. CD
(Out of print.)

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BoulevardsGroove ... LP
Captured Tracks, 2016. Sealed ... $12.99
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. Used ... $5.99
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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David BryantMy Dashiki/The Underdog ... 7-inch
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
"My Dashiki" is a very hip 60s tune – with that South Africa-through-LA feel that you'd get from work by Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, lots of jazzy riffing in a bouncy rhythmic style, done with a very righteous edge. The odd thing is that the lyrics almost seem to make fun of Afro-centricity, especially if you listen close enough! Arranged by Gene Page, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Burger BuddyBurger Buddy Cassette Player & MP3 Converter (plus Burger Records Mixtape) ... Misc
Burger, 2017. New Item ... On December 1, 2017
A fun little Burger Records cassette tape player and MP3 converter – with a bonus Burger Records mixtape! Misc

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Diahann CarrollEasy To Love ... CD
Jasmine, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Includes four albums: Best Beat Forward, The Persian Room Presents, Diahann & The Andre Previn Trio, and Fun Life. CD

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CasanovaAll The Loving Couples ... LP
GNP, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent little soundtrack – funky, groovy, and with some great vocal numbers that have a kind of trippy sunshine approach! The film's got a nitty-gritty "couples" take from the times – and the music backs that up with some great instrumentation in a jamming funky jazz mode that's also topped off by some trippier touches, and even a few bossa moments! There's a feel overall that's almost a bit like a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack – and side two features some really wonderful bits that have vocal passages interwoven with music – in a groovy as groovy can be way that we really love. Titles include "Rock Love", "Psyched Out", "Funky Love", "Fun & Games", and "All The Loving Couples End Theme – Including All Of The Commercials". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Cash & June CarterCarryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
Johnny 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". Includes two bonus tracks from the sessions, and new liner notes by old pal Carl Perkins. CD

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Central LineCentral Line Collection ... CD
Mercury (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
A long-overdue look at one of the greatest 80s groove bands around – the mighty Central Line, one of the few British soul groups to really kick it up back in the day! Central Line had a sound that was very much in the spirit of the times – a sweeeet blend of bass riffing, keyboards, and nice electro touches – always done with a soulful approach to the vocals that nicely offsets the electronics! The set's got 16 tracks in all – original and Larry Levan remixes of "Walking Into Sunshine", plus the tracks "I Need Your Love", "Don't Tell Me", "Shake It Up", "That's No Way To Treat My Love", "Surprise Surprise", "Nature Boy", "You've Said Enough", "Goodbye", "Bad Floyd", "Time For Some Fun", and "Lost In Love". CD

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Stanley ClarkeStanley Clarke – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Stanley Clarke's a bassist who first got his start in the headier side of the jazz spectrum in the 70s – but by the second half of that decade, he'd transformed into something else completely – a fantastic musician who could effortlessly reach across soul, funk, and fusion – combining all the best elements into an incredible sound that was all his own! Clarke's part of a generation that might include artists like Norman Connors, George Duke, and Mtume – all artists who might have been straighter jazz had they worked in the 60s, but who really flowered in the new freedoms of the 70s – as they hit superstardom with music like this. Duke and Clarke often collaborated – and you'll hear a good deal of that work on this set – which also includes work with Howard Hewett, Herbie Hancock, and Fuse One – plus lots of Stanley Clarke solo tracks too. 2CD set features 32 tracks in all – and titles include "Concerto For Jazz Rock Orchestra", "Journey To Love", "Jamaican Boy", "Modern Man", "More Hot Fun", "The Dancer", "Silly Putty", "Heroes", "Straight To The Top", "Heaven Sent You", "We Supply", "Grand Prix", "Mothership Connection", "Funny How Time Flies", "Hideaway", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "What If I Should Fall In Love", "Time Exposure", "Sweet Baby", "Wild Dog", "Rocks Pebbles & Sand", and "Hot Fun". CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsEither Way ... LP
Fred Miles/Zim, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great obscure date – with titles that include "The Thing", "Nagasaki", "Morning Fun", "Autumn Leaves", and "P-Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Zim pressing.)

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

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Betty DavisNasty Gal ... CD
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the funkiest folks working in the 70s – an artist who was definitely very much into her own bag, and who's only finally getting her due all these many years later! In a way, the groove is even leaner than before – especially the drums, which are turbocharged with energy, and set a badass vibe for the record throughout – mixing up equal parts of rock, funk, and soul – almost with the genre-busting modes that wouldn't really show up on the New York scene until a number of years later. The whole thing kicks ass – and titles include "Nasty Gal", "Talkin' Trash", "Dedicated To The Press", "FUNK", "Getting Kicked Off Havin Fun", "Shut Off The Light", "This Is It", "The Lone Ranger", and "Feelins". Great new pressing of the classic – with a 32 page booklet that includes liner notes, lyrics, and lots of cool photos! CD

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Betty DavisNasty Gal ... LP
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... On January 12, 2018
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the funkiest folks working in the 70s – an artist who was definitely very much into her own bag, and who's only finally getting her due all these many years later! In a way, the groove is even leaner than before – especially the drums, which are turbocharged with energy, and set a badass vibe for the record throughout – mixing up equal parts of rock, funk, and soul – almost with the genre-busting modes that wouldn't really show up on the New York scene until a number of years later. The whole thing kicks ass – and titles include "Nasty Gal", "Talkin' Trash", "Dedicated To The Press", "FUNK", "Getting Kicked Off Havin Fun", "Shut Off The Light", "This Is It", "The Lone Ranger", and "Feelins". Great new pressing of the classic – with a 32 page booklet that includes liner notes, lyrics, and lots of cool photos! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nasty Gal ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisWater Babies ... CD
Columbia, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
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 studio – hence the cover, which attempts to contemporanize the record – and the music is very much in the dark moods and sharp tones of Filles De Kilimanjaro, and features a somewhat similar group! The core quintet of Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums handles the first half of the set – but the group's then expanded to include Chick Corea on electric piano along with Herbie on keys – and Ron Carter steps out so that Dave Holland can bring some more modern tones to the bass. Tracks are all somewhat long, and titles include "Capricorn", "Water Babies", "Sweet Pea", and "Two Faced". CD

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Dazz BandOn The One ... LP
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Cheek To Cheek", "On The One For Fun", "Stay Awhile With Me", "Nice Girls", and "A Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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