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✨✧ VariousCherrystones – Critical Mass/Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 to 1984 (with download) ... LP
Touch Sensitive, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Cherrystones name is one that we've long been able to trust for funky rock from a variety of generations – early twang of the 50s, garage of the 60s, and psych of the 70s – and this time around, the magical Cherrystones ears are turned towards the post-punk underground of the late 70s and early 80s – and serve up a wonderful range of tunes we've mostly never heard before! The Cherrystones love of a groove is still very strongly intact – and instrumentation runs from skittish punky guitars to colder synth wave keyboards – but always delivered with a short, sharp style that keeps things moving along nicely. Stylistically, imagine the funkier work on early 80s labels like Rough Trade, 99 Records, or Disques Du Crepuscule – or maybe early ACR on Factory – all of which are good comparisons. There's plenty of obscure gems here – even at a time when lots of other work from this time has been reissued – and titles include "Fan Fan Fanatisch" by Rheingold, "War Machine" by The Tee Vees "Kate" by Chandra, "The Beat Goes On" by The Transistors, "Quincunx" by Dojoji, "White Night" by The Lines, "Permanent" by Fote, and "Heat Of Violence" by 39 Clocks. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousCherrystones – Critical Mass/Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 to 1984 ... CD
Touch Sensitive, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Cherrystones name is one that we've long been able to trust for funky rock from a variety of generations – early twang of the 50s, garage of the 60s, and psych of the 70s – and this time around, the magical Cherrystones ears are turned towards the post-punk underground of the late 70s and early 80s – and serve up a wonderful range of tunes we've mostly never heard before! The Cherrystones love of a groove is still very strongly intact – and instrumentation runs from skittish punky guitars to colder synth wave keyboards – but always delivered with a short, sharp style that keeps things moving along nicely. Stylistically, imagine the funkier work on early 80s labels like Rough Trade, 99 Records, or Disques Du Crepuscule – or maybe early ACR on Factory – all of which are good comparisons. There's plenty of obscure gems here – even at a time when lots of other work from this time has been reissued – and titles include "Fan Fan Fanatisch" by Rheingold, "War Machine" by The Tee Vees "Kate" by Chandra, "The Beat Goes On" by The Transistors, "Quincunx" by Dojoji, "White Night" by The Lines, "Permanent" by Fote, and "Heat Of Violence" by 39 Clocks. CD

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✨✧ Swing Out SisterIt's Better To Travel ... CD
Mercury, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great guilty pleasure from the 80s – the first album from Swing Out Sister, recorded when all the excitement of the UK post punk scene had just about faded, and most of the groups had left their exciting early roots behind. Enter these guys, picking up the last shreds of jazzy bossa from the generation that included ACR and Weekend – slicking things up a bit with a dose of inspiration from Sade, and coming up with some great tunes like the hit single "Breakout". Other tunes include "Twilight World", "Blue Mood", "After Hours", "Fooled By A Smile", and "It's Not Enough". CD
 
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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $9.99 19.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to loads of cool keyboards and fuzzed-out production! The acoustic elements resonate wonderfully with the electric ones – so that percussion, bass, horns, and strings add a rich organic level next to the guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Wurlitzer – blending beautifully with a musical vision that really surprises us, given the earlier work from this group – a much richer sound, and one that's got us loving them way more than before. Titles include "Kagemusha", "Rituel", "Pulsion", "Complot", "Shaman", "Drama", "En Sursis", "Code Panthera", "French Connexion", "Homo Analog", and "Resurrection". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jarrard AnthonyReady To Live ... CD
Purpose, 2012. Used ... $3.99
A hell of a great album from Jarrard Anthony – an artist who's been bubbling under for the past few years – but who really comes into his own with this beautiful album! The set's got all the spiritual overtones you might guess from the cover – but also comes across with a tightly-crafted, all-soul approach too – a really rich vibe that's a perfect fit for Anthony's positive-spirited lyrics! Instrumentation is relatively lean – mostly handled by Nate Smith – yet comes across with a focus that seems to make a lot out of a little – a really great groove that builds nicely as the album rolls along. The album features guest work by Lonnie Liston Smith, Monet, Darien, Amer Amen, Amma Whatt, and Onaje Allan Gumbs – and titles include a remake of Don Blackman's "I Love You" – plus "Morning In The Forest", "Healer", "Cloud 10", "Something Like Love", "Never See Her Again", "Lucky Day", and "Blowing On Your Back". Also features the bonus track "Damn Sista (future remix)" with Eric Roberson – and "Never See Her Again". CD

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Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, running through short hip soul tracks that were very different than the style of music they were laying out on albums of their own. Roy's on organ, piano, vibes, and vocals – and he also handles the arrangements, with extra help on strings by William S Fischer, whose usual dark touches come across very well here. The album features some great soul covers – like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Day Dreaming" – plus the original tracks "Cocoa Butter", "Rhythms of Your Mind", and "Red Black & Green". LP, Vinyl record album

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... $11.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, some fading along the spine, and a small stain on the back.)

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BandAcross The Great Divide (3CD box set) ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s/1970s. Used 3CD ... $11.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing. Front of box has a small tear.)

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Bar-KaysNightcruising ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
Man, these guys really know how to groove – and even on a bigger label, with a more commercial image, they still manage to come up with a tight little set! There's a key ear for a bassline and beat that keeps The Bar-Kays standing stronger than most of their contemporaries – a sense of rhythm schooled in years of indie funk that comes through even on the mellower cuts here – which themselves show an even better side of the group in this generation, one that comes across great here on a few slower numbers that have a sweetly stepping groove. Titles include "Nightcruising", "Freaky Behavior", "Feels Like I'm Falling In Love", "Touch Tone", "Hit & Run", "Unforgettable Dream", "Traffic Jammer", and "Backseat Driver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Count BasieBasie Picks The Winners ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Count Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch – that soaring, syncopated groove that makes the Basie band so great at this stretch in their career! The set features a number of 60s standards, plus a few older tunes – all performed in a warm, buoyant tone that was every bit the best side of the Basie group in that decade. Players include Eric Dixon and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on saxes, plus lots of great trombone from Al Grey – players who burst out of the group with tight short solos that really get the point across! Titles include "I'll Get By", "Watermelon Man", "Exodus", "I'm Walkin", and "Volare". CD

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Count BasieStanding Ovation ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the great Count Basie albums recorded during his short late life stay on Dot Records – a label who really helped him focus his energy and keep up that classic Basie "punch" in his grooves – but all without sacrificing the growth the group had gone through over the years! There's plenty of modern colors and tones in the mix here – elements from the Basie years with arrangers like Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, and Billy Byers – but the presentation is also strong and straight, with a hell of a lot packed into just a little space – that mode that always made the Count such a great leader! Players include Marshal Royal on alto, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Eric Dixon on tenors, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Harry Edison and Oscar Brasher on trumpets, and Grover Mitchell on trombone – on titles that include "Lil Darlin", "Jive At Five", "Broadway", "Cherry Point", "Every Tub", "Corner Pocket", and "Blue & Sentimental". CD

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✨✧ Joe BataanSaint Latin's Day Massacre ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican scene. A few cuts are in the sweet soul ballad mode of Joe's earlier years – but there's others that pick up the groove nicely, and add in some guitar and vibes for a sweet electrified groove. Includes a great remake of "Theme From Shaft", plus the two-part "I Wish You Love", "If I Were A King", "Coco E", "El Regreso", and "Charangaringa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterConfetti ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
A groovy Les Baxter album from the pre-exotica years – a set that showcases all the lively, jaunty styles that Les brought to his initial instrumental run on Capitol Records! The mix of sounds is as colorful as the title might imply – some Latin modes, wordless vocal passages, and plenty of instrumental tricks – even a bit of whistling at times, which comes across in this mighty cool way – as Baxter and crew turn out their own version of famous European instrumentals, zinged up in this groovy late 50s California mode! Titles include "Love Begins", "La Panse", "Love Theme From Farewell To Arms", "The Lonely Whistler", "Heartstring Melody", and "Ricordante Marcellino". CD

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BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $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 here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Apple pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some moderate wear.)

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Aaron BellAfter The Party's Over ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $7.99
An obscure 50s session from bassist Aaron Bell – one of the player's few dates as a leader, cut at a time when he was working in Duke Ellington's group of the decade! As with some of Duke's other bassists, Bell's got a strongly pronounced tone – one that came through great in big group setting, and which really shines even more here – working in a mostly piano trio setting, and coming across with a good sense of bounce and soul. The album features Bell in a few different groups – with players who include Hank Jones or Charlie Bateman on piano, Ed Thigpen or Elvin Jones on drums, and a bit of extra trombone from Tyree Glenn. Bell even plays a bit of added tuba on a few tunes – using the instrument in a way that's not too different from his bass – and titles include "After The Party Blues", "Cool", "Party Blues", "Kumquat", "All The Way", "Love Nest", and a 2-part version of "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen on the back.)

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Thomas BergeronSacred Feast ... CD
Thomas Bergeron, 2015. Used ... $6.99
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Bebo Best & Super Lounge OrchestraSaronno On The Rocks ... CD
Chin Chin (Italy), 2011. Used ... $6.99
One of the tightest records to date from Bebo Best – a set that's still awash in cool 60s influences from lounge, bossa, and soundtracks – but which also comes across with an even more spontaneous spirit! There's still a fair bit of programs in the rhythms, and lots of cool sound samples too – but at points, you almost get the feel that the group's jamming live, especially on some of the more Latin-styled numbers. Titles give a good idea of the flavor of the set – and include "Havana Jazz Dance", "Chill Radio Bossa", "Dakiri Bossa Dance", "Jazz Carnival", "Saronno On The Rocks", and "Mambo & Cola". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maria BethaniaMy Backyard (aka Meus Quintais) ... CD
Biscoito Fino/DRG, 2014. Used ... $2.99
One of the most personal albums we've heard in years from Maria Bethania – a set that's got a quietly intimate vibe, one that really lives up to the spirit of the title – a place where Bethania can be herself and share some of her innermost thoughts! The backing is wonderfully intimate – usually just a bit of samba-styled percussion or guitar, but taken at a very slow pace – and Maria's vocals, while still having the majesty of other records, also come across with a more up-close spirit overall – one we find surprisingly moving, even after all these many years of loving her music. Titles include "Moda Da Onca", "Arco Da Velha India", "Candeiro Velho", "Alguma Voz", "Xavante", "Mae Maria", and "Povos Do Brazil". CD
(Digipack version. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaSette Note In Nero (Psychic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful little horror soundtrack from the team of Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – much more subtle than most others of the time, and handled with some very unusual styles! There's a gently flowing quality to the music here that we really love – a slow-building approach that's certainly somewhat about suspense, but which also comes across even more with a sense of contemplation – a love of the uncommon sounds produced here by common instruments, really revelling in the way that they flow out into the story. At one level, there's almost some of the gentleness of early 70s Morricone – but with some of the darker tones of the growing Italian horror genre. CD features a whopping 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "With You", "Suicidio", "Ritrovamento Del Cadavere", "La Lettera", "Conversazione", "Tunnels", "Strane Visioni", and "Allucinazioni". CD

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Cindy BlackmanOracle ... CD
Muse, 1995. New Copy ... $4.99
Cindy Blackman's one of those players who always surprises us with her music – coming across with a lot more to offer than just her unique role as a girl drummer in jazz – sounds so bold, we instantly forget her gender and pretty image on the cover, and always just let ourselves get swept away by the power of her music! This set is possibly one of Blackman's best from the Muse Records years – thanks to a top-shelf quartet that includes Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – a great trio even on their own, but given a nice sense of focus through Blackman's drums. As usual, Blackman penned some great originals for the date – and the setting is an especially nice one for Bartz, who's really given a lot of space for great solo work on the set. Titles include "The Oracle", "AJ", "Beatrice", "Traffic", "Why", "Our Blues", and "Who Needs Forever". CD

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Art BlakeyMidnight Session With The Jazz Messengers ... LP
Elektra, 1957. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the rarest Art Blakey sessions of the late 50s – recorded during that brief time when the Jazz Messengers featured Jackie McLean on alto sax! The set's also unusual in that it's one of the few jazz dates for Elektra Records in the early years – recorded here with an edge that's perhaps a bit rougher than some of the other Blakey records during this "many labels" stretch – but in a way that seems to also bring out some especially great qualities in McLean's horn! Other members here include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the differences here make for a nice change from the usual Blakey! Titles include "Casino", "Potpourri", "The Biddie Griddies", "Ugh", and "Reflections Of Buhania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original grey label pressing. Cover has some wear, splash stains across the top half, and a fully split top seam. Vinyl plays with some crackles.)

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Paul BleyBlues For Red ... CD
Red (Italy), 1989. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
"Blues" might be a surprising word for the title of an album by Paul Bley – especially given his modern inclinations – but the term definitely fits here, as this set of solo piano performances by Bley has a wonderfully moody, mellow quality – and a surprising amount of soul at times too! Paul's always had his warmth – although it usually comes across in more lyrical passages – but here, there's a richer focus on the left side of the piano, which opens up the bottom, and makes for some wonderful core sounds as Bley expresses himself more nimbly on the right. The titles are all originals, with maybe a bit more structure than improvisations – and tunes include "Baby Narrows", "Late Night Blue", "Downtown", "Underground", "Up Hill", "Rear Projection", and "Into The Night". CD

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Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". CD
 
 
 



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