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Morrissey/MullenLife On The Wire/It's About Time ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A pair of sweet albums from the Morrissey/Mullen team – back to back in a single set! First up is Life On The Wire – a great set from the group co-led by guitarist Jim Mullen and reedman Dick Morrissey – the latter of whom was a player involved with plenty of jazz rock projects at the start of the 70s, but who works here in a great blend of fusion and soul! There's lots of room for both leaders to solo on the set, but the record also features some nice vocals from Carol Kenyon – who brings in a strong current of soul to match the vibe of the instrumentation – in a way that makes the whole thing a very strong Brit equivalent of some of the best American soul/fusion sessions from the late 70s. Titles include "Takin Time", "Life On The Wire", "Makin Waves", "Brazil Nut", "Come & Get Me", and "Running Out Of Time". It's About Time has the duo of Jim Mullen and Dick Morrissey hitting plenty of soulful modes – working in a style that's much more late 70s funky fusion than you'd guess from the date of the record –complete with soulful vocals from Tessa Niles! The singer replaces Carol Kenyon, who worked on the group's last record – but the approach here is very much the same – tight, but never slick – with lots of nice funky currents on cuts that include "I Pull The Strings", "Above The Clouds", "So So Fine", "Ounce Of Bounce", "It's About Time", and "Stop & Look Around". CD

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✨✧ Gang StarrMoment Of Truth ... LP
Noo Trybe/Universal, 1998. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A later effort from Gang Starr that's just as dope as their earlier classics! By the late 90s, a lot of their of Gang Starr's peers of similar vintage were starting to fall off creatively and commercially – hence the title – but Guru and Premier would have none of that. Guru's rhymes are as dexterous and on point ever, and Premier's tried-and-true gritty beats and jazzy samples style is also at near peak strength. A bit underrated in the Gang Starr canon, but it's truly top notch work. Includes "You Know My Steez", "Rep Grows Bigga", "Work", "Make Em Pay" with Krumb Snatcha, "Above The Clouds" with Inspectah Deck, "Betrayal" with a sharp turn by Scarface, "The Militia" with Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx, "BI Vs Friendship" with MOP and more. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Narada Michael WaldenNature Of Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A highly electric set from Narada Michael Walden – a mid 80s effort that's filled with catchy little tunes! The style's certainly more mainstream than we might have guessed, given Walden's early career – but it's still much better than most of the pop of its generation – thanks to Michael's strong jazz pedigree, which does seem to inform some of his arrangements and instrumental choices on the album. Most of the percussion is in the form of beats, but Walden's also credited with playing drums (roto-toms, perhaps?) – and in addition to his own lead vocals, the set also features work by Patti Austin and Marth Wash. Titles include "Live It Up", "Nature Of Things", "High Above The Clouds", "Gimme Gimme Gimme", "Suspicion", and "Dancin On Main Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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