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✨✧ AmericaHarbor ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
A lesser-remembered album from America, and one with some surprisingly nice moments, too! The group here are still working with producer George Martin – but they're recording in Hawaii, with some tight studio help – and almost hitting that sound they helped inspire in so many others with their earlier records – a perfect warm, mellow, seventies mode that's mighty nice throughout! A few tunes almost bring in an undercurrent of funk – more of a bit of a punch at the bottom, with less of the fragile acoustic modes of before – although a few nice tracks still have those in place as well. Drummer Willie Leacox brings in a nice kick to the set – and titles include "God Of The Sun", "Sergeant Darkness", "Sarah", "These Brown Eyes", "Don't Cry Baby", "Hurricane", and "Now She's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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AmericaHeritage – Home Recordings/Demos 1970 to 1973 ... CD
Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A dream of a record if you love America as much as us – a set of rare early demo tracks that show the group's harmony charms in a wonderfully stripped-down mode! Most of the work here features acoustic guitar and just a bit of added instrumentation – yet the songs are maybe just as heavenly as the trio's famous studio sides produced by George Martin at the time – lean magic that completely reinvented the role of the harmony voice in rock music for the 70s! A few of these tracks were issued on CD in recent years, but lots of the work here is previously unissued – and together, the whole thing feels like this lost album from the years before their big label fame – the kind of indie roots the group never had, presented here with sound that's way more superb than you might expect from the "home recordings" in the title. Titles include "Goodbye", "Riverside", "Here", "James Holladay", "How Long", "Sea Of Destiny", "Rainy Day", "Satan", "Monster", "Man Of Pride", "Wind Wave", "Mitchum Junction", and "Ventura Highway". CD

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✨✧ AmericaHideaway ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A well-titled album, given that the overall feel here is maybe a bit more stripped-down and almost rootsy at times – even though the trio's still working with producer George Martin! The set was recorded in just a week at Caribou Ranch – and it's almost a return to the core harmonies and acoustic elements of the group's roots – cast out here with perfect compressed sound, yet also hitting harder with a few more punched-up moments at times too. There's a nice "past the hits" quality to the set – and titles include "She's A Liar", "Letter", "Watership Down", "Amber Cascades", "Lovely Night", and "Who Loves You" – plus "Hideaway (parts 1 & 2)", which has this great mellow groove and piano from Martin that could easily be a hip hop sample! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Echoing America (Stefano Torossi & Giovanni TomassSix Dimension/Coast To Coast ... 7-inch
Cometa (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
A limited single with two tracks from the Echoing America album by Stefano Torossi and Giovanni Tomasso – an obscure Italian sound library session that blends instrumental touches that evoke an America at the start of the 70s with some of the hipper, deeper currents you'd expect from the team of Stefano Torossi and Giovanni Tomasso! There's plenty of expected sound library funk in the mix here – but there's also bits of banjo, harmonica, and acoustic guitar – all used sparely, but in a way that paints "America" on some of the groovier cuts here – in a way that makes for one of the most unique sound library sessions we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ John Trubee & The Ugly Janitors Of AmericaNaked Teenage Girls In Outer Space ... LP
Restless, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AmericaAmerica ... LP
Warner, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff – and proof that there's way more to America than just their classic singles! The sound of the trio is the sweet sound of 70s pop at its best – wonderful harmonies, with a heartfelt quality that's never cloying at all – produced to perfection, yet never too slick, either! The balance is completely perfect on this early album by the trio – a set that gave the world such gems as "Sandman", "Children", "I Need You", "Rainy Day", "Never Found The Time", and "Three Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ United States Of AmericaUnited States Of America (mono colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a freewheeling style that cares little for genre or convention – and which must have really shook the roots of Columbia Records when they submitted the tape for this set! The instrumentation on the set should be enough to pop your cork – as the group uses ring modulator, electric drums, electric harpsichord, organ, calliope, and other early electronic instruments – but their sound is topped off with some really beautiful vocals from singer Dorothy Moskowitz, adding a light touch that really makes for a strange juxtaposition! The lyrics are a bit poetic and trippy – in a good way – and titles include "The American Metaphysical Circus", "Garden Of Earthly Delights", and "Cloud Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ AmericaHomecoming ... LP
Warner, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pure genius from America – the kind of record that forever transformed the sound of the mainstream in the 70s! There's a balance here that's completely sublime, right from the start – a summation of all that went before in popular music, wrapped up into a whole new sound that's light years ahead of most music of its generation! The group use acoustic instrumentation and warm harmonies – yet never in a way that's folksy at all – often more jazzy in their phrasing, yet not jazz either – really just a sound that we can only sum up as "America-like" – and maybe add the word "perfect" too. Titles include the classic "Ventura Highway" – plus "Moon Song", "Only In Your Heart", "Till The Sun Comes Up Again", "Saturn Nights", and "California Revisited". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Missing inner sleeve.)

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Gilad AtzmonIn Loving Memory of America ... CD
Enja/Tip Toe (Germany), 2009. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, aging & pen.)

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Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
We love this record! Although Gato Barbieri has put out a few snoozers in his career, this amazing first chapter of his Latin venture for Impulse is an incredible record throughout – one of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! Gato returns to his native Argentina for the session – and works with a collective of musicians in Buenos Aires to create a sound that's a startling blend of Latin rhythms and post-Coltrane freeness. Barbieri's tone is amazing, and has a rich Pharoah Sanders-ish spirituality to it – soaring out over acoustic percussion and Latin rhythms with an earthy, organic sound that's completely wonderful! Titles include "Encuentros", "India", "Nunca Mas", and the fantastic "To Be Continued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Gato BarbieriLatino America ... CD
Impulse, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
Fantastic 2 CD set compiling the tracks from Gato's first two LPs for Impulse, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks, and full length versions of tracks that were edited on the original albums. In case you don't know this stuff, it's amazing. Gato went down to Argentina to record the stuff, and it's an insane mix of nuevo tango, South American percussion, and Gato's wonderful reed work – which at this point has a hard edge with a lot of soul, and sounds a lot like Pharoah Sanders. Excellent stuff throughout, with a great booklet that tells the full story of the amazing sessions, and which really opens up the music. One of our fave reissues from Impulse! With the tracks "India", "Gato Gato", "To Be Continued", "Encontros", and "Encuentros". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Digipack has some edgewear.)

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James BrownLiving In America (extended dance version, inst, album) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
From the Rocky IV soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Stan FrebergStan Freberg Presents The United States Of America – Vols 1 & 2 – The Early Years & The Middle Years (2CD set) ... CD
Rhino, 1961/1996. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Larry GelbAmerica Is Free ... CD
I Am, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Pianist Larry Gelb works here with some great reed lines from Dick Oatts – a player who really gets a lot of room to open up and inflect the tunes with all these great colors and emotions – sounds that are especially fresh, given that all the tracks are new originals written by Gelb! Larry's own piano work is plenty nice – with a subtle sense of feeling that really illuminates the tunes right from the start – and Oatts plays flute, tenor, alto, and soprano sax. Even the rhythm section is pretty compelling – with Cameron Brown on bass and Paul Motian on drums – and titles include "Dove", "Ten Khetwadi Lane", "The World Of A Dream", "Motian Picture", and "Her First Valentine". CD

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John Harbison/Daniel Pilon/Jody Nagel/Florent SchmAmerica's Millennium Tribute To Adolphe Sax Vol 1 – Jean Marie Londeix ... CD
Arizona University Recordings, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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IvesSymphony No 1/Unanswered Question/Variations On America – Gould/Chicago Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White dog stereo pressing – 1S/1S!)

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✨✧ Leroy JenkinsSpace Minds, New Worlds, Survival Of America ... CD
Tomato, 1978. Used ... $4.99
One of the most ambitious albums ever recorded by avant violinist Leroy Jenkins – a very politically-driven record that has even more power than some of his earlier works! Jenkins' vision is very sharp here – expressed brilliantly in the album's side-long title track, with help from Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Anthony Davis on piano and electric piano, George Lewis on trombone and electronics, and Richard Teitelbaum on moog and moog systems! The album also features some shorter tracks by an acoustic group without Tietelbaum – titles that include "Dancing On A Melody", "Kick Back Stomp", "Through The Ages Jehovah, and "The Clowns". CD

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KitesRoyal Paint With The Metallic Gardener From The United States Of America Helped Into An Open Field By Women And Children ... LP
Load, 2004. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today ... LP
Curtom, 1975. Good+ ... $9.99
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps even more so, as the message is a bit subtler than on other albums, and laid out in this stoner mellow funk vein that's very tasty throughout, and which makes for an extremely unified album! The album includes a version of the cut "Hard Times", which was done earlier by Baby Huey, plus "Blue Monday People", "Love To The People", and "When Seasons Change". Also includes the great sweet love song, "So In Love"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover and labels have some pen.)
 
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Paul BleyImprovisie ... CD
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. Used ... $11.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! CD
Also available Improvisie ... LP 23.99

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... LP
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Improvisie ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Martin Luther KingAmerican Dream ... LP
Southeastern Recording Co Of America, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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PhilisteensAlbum ... LP
Radio Free America, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Turning CuriousSoul Light Season EP ... LP
Metro America/Relapse, 1986. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie SheppPitchin Can ... LP
America (France), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few Shepp records for America that never had another issue other than this rare original pressing! This one's one of Shepp's avant party sessions – with a bevvy of great players (Alan Shorter, Sonny Murray, Clifford Thornton, Noah Howard, Lester Bowie, and others), all playing fairly freely on two long tracks: "Uhuru", which stretches over sides 1 and 2, and Cal Massey's "Pitchin Can", which takes up the rest of side 2. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape! Cover has a very small bit of splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Featuring Stephane Grappelli ... LP
America/Prestige, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
French violinist Stephane Grappelli joins up with one of Oscar Peterson's European trios for this 1973 recording – which features Kenny Clarke on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. The tracks are mostly standards in a swing-based mode – and the album was originally issued on the American label in France. Titles include "Flamingo", "Them There Eyes", "Thou Swell", "Looking At You", "Autumn Leaves", "Blues For Musidisc", "My Heart Stood Still", and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyImprovisie ... CD
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! CD
Also available
Improvisie ... LP 23.99
Improvisie ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Billy CobhamIncoming ... CD
America/Musidisc, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roswell RuddRoswell Rudd ... LP
America (France), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums by avant trombonist Roswell Rudd – and one of the best! This little gem was issued by the America label during the glory days of the Paris free jazz scene, but it actually was recorded in the Netherlands in 1965, with a style that's quite similar to Rudd's work with the New York Contemporary Five. The group's a quartet with John Tchicai on alto, Louis Moholo on drums, and Finn Von Eyben on bass – playing with a New York "new thing" style that's always been one of our favorite moments in the 60s avant garde. The work is free, but controlled – spacious, yet powerful – and a prime example of the genius that Rudd brought to avant scenes on both side of the Atlantic before his unfortunate years of retirement. Titles include "Jabulani", "Respects", "Old Stuff", and "Sweet Smells". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)
 
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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon, although that instrument gets plenty of play too – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Gato BarbieriUnder Fire ... CD
RCA/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent set from the great Gato Barbieri – one of the gems from his earlier years on record, and an album that's very much in the best spirit of his sides for Impulse in the early 70s! There' definitely some Latin currents in the rhythm – not as strongly stated as on his Latin America series for that other label, but still there in the conception – and Gato blows with that sharp, soulful, spiritual tone that we love so much from this period – so different than the later sound of his smoother records. Lonnie Liston Smith is on piano in the group – getting pretty outside at times, as on his work with Pharoah Sanders – and the combo also features lots of great percussion from Airto and Mtume, too. All tracks are nice and long, and very searching – and titles include "El Parana", "Antonico", "El Sertao", and "Maria Domingas". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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David BowieRebel Rebel (UK single mix, US single mix) (picture disc) ... 7-inch
Parlophone, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of David Bowie's most anthemic tunes of the 70s – served up here in two different original mixes! The limited picture disc offers up "Rebel Rebel" in all its glory from two different sides of the Atlantic – the original UK single mix, and the slightly different mix that was issued on 45 in America! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes guitar pick!)

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James BrownRoots Of Revolution – Classic Federal Recordings 1956 to 1960 ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 24.99
The "revolution" in the title is certainly well-placed – because right from the start, James Brown was out to forever change the face of music in America! If you only know James from his later funk recordings, or even his big 60s hits, you'll find plenty to be amazed at here – as these early King/Federal recordings have a really raw sound that blends together 50s R&B styles with all those unique vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic twists that James was experimenting with at the time – sometimes with backing vocals from The Famous Flames, sometimes just with the Godfather out front on his own! The collection brings together a few dozen titles from these great early years – with titles that include "No No No No", "Hold My Baby's Hand", "Begging Begging", "I Want You So Bad", "Got To Cry", "Good Good Lovin", "I Know It's True", "I'll Go Crazy", "You've Got The Power", "Wonder When You're Coming Home", "That Dood It", "I Walked Alone", "Love Or A Game", "Chonnie On Chon", "Just Won't Do Right", and the classics "Think" and "Please Please Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jonathan ButlerSarah Sarah – The Anthology ... CD
Jive/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Classic 80s soul from Jonathan Butler – an artist who didn't emerge on the global scene until halfway through the decade, but one who'd already had plenty of recordings on his home turf of South America! Butler was part of the great Pacific Express group in the late 70s, and also recorded as a younger artist too – but by the time of these tracks for Jive, he was a fully-formed soul singer and guitarist, easily able to take on both the American and UK worlds of soul – where he shined brightly as a triumphant force to emerge during the generation of Apartheid. Unlike other South African artists crossing over at the time, Butler's got a vibe that's much more suited to the American soul world of the period – as you'll hear on this well-done collection of 32 tracks from his big crossover years. The set's got just about every key track from these years, including duets with Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Ruby Turner – and titles include "7th Avenue South", "Haunted By Your Love", "Baby Please Don't Take It", "I'll Be Waiting For Your Love", "Gentle Love", "Afrika", "Take Me Home", "Sarah Sarah", "One More Dance", "Barenese", "Say We'll Be Together", "What Does It Take", "Welcome Home", "No Strings No Ties", "True Love Never Fails", "Song For Jon", "If You're Ready", "Melodie", "Crossroads Revisited", "I Miss Your Love Tonight", "Holding On", "Lies (ext version)", and "Love Songs Candlelight & You". CD

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Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together ... LP
RCA, 1977. Sealed ... $19.99
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Navasha DayaLom Nava Love ... CD
Daya World, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Mindblowing work from Navasha Daya – a singer you might know for her key role in the group Fertile Ground many years back – still one of the most important contemporary acts we've ever stocked at Dusty Groove! Here, Navasha returns as a tremendous soul star on her own – working on these incredible songs of righteous power – in a full concept album dedicated to black families and their quest for freedom in America! Some of the songs are quite topical, others are very universal – and the musical approach here is a mix of deep funk, contemporary soul, and even some surprising 60s and 70s elements – all composed and produced by Fanon Hill, who's Daya's key musical partner on the album. There's still all the jazziness and warmth that we love in the music of Fertile Ground, but the style is also nicely different – and the whole thing is a tremendous statement of power from this always-compelling singer. Titles include "I Am Because We Are", "Operation 666 Poverty", "I Too Dream Of Things Beautiful", "Better Than This", "It's Still About Freedom", "Baltimore Stand Strong", and "Whose Child". CD

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DD SoundCafe ... LP
Emergency, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Soaring grooves from DD Sound – short for Disco Delivery Sound – a group with European origins, but remixed in America here for the US market! Side one of the album features the side-long title track "Cafe" – a very long number that builds beautifully from percussion, keyboards, and strings – all without vocals! Side two features three shorter numbers – "She's Not A Disco Lady", "Back Street Baby", and "Show Me Your Love" – the first of which has a nice vocoder bit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Hamilton De HolandaCasa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (CD & DVD) ... CD
Adventure Music, 2017. New Copy CD & DVD ... $12.99 15.99
We've always loved albums by Hamilton De Holanda – but here, it really feels like there's something different and special going on – maybe in part because the songs are all classics by Milton Nascimento, but also because there's this fantastic core energy of the group – which sounds like it would really sparkle, no matter what the tunes! Hamilton plays 10 string mandolin, and vocalizes a bit – in a quintet that features guitar, drums, electric bass, and harmonica – the last of which is played by Gabriel Grossi, and soars through the tunes and creates these beautiful waves of color, almost acting like a single instrument representing the larger charts in the original Nascimento recordings – with a sense of tone that recalls similar performances by Toots Thielemans or Mauricio Einhorn. Nascimento adds his vocals to two especially great tunes – and titles include "Vera Cruz", "Travessia", "Cancao Da America", "Bicho Homem", "Bola De Mei Bola De Gude", "Cluba Da Esquinha No 2", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Ponta De Areia". Comes with a bonus DVD, too! CD

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Brian Eno & David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ... LP
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in Byrne's early Talking Heads records – but the overall sound is much more stark than that work, and is characterized by key found vocals and odd ethnic bits that really set the tone for each new tune. Eno's influence is felt strongly in the simplicity of the tracks, and in the darkly resonant production modes – that classic Eno touch used here before it became a bit too trademark, in a way that could still make a record like this sound great, even when coming from major label sources! A key force in shaping countless genres to come in the next 25 years – with great tracks that include "America Is Waiting", 'Regiment", "The Jezebel Spirit", "Qu'ran", "Moonlight In Glory", "A Secret Life", "Come With Us", and "Mountain Of Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including "Qu'Ran".)

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Free Jazz WorkshopInter Frequences (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bisou/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked moment on the French free jazz scene at the start of the 70s – and a completely homegrown effort throughout! Unlike the famous albums in the initial wave of BYG and America label releases, which often featured American musicians joining overseas players – this set is a completely French outing, and shows a remarkable sense of energy and spontaneous creativity – a fresh fire that matches the FMP scene in Germany for imagination and power, but cast out in different ways that show the changed sense of style and relationships that were brewing in France. Imagine some of the Saravah Records material, played more freely – and you'll get part of the vibe here – but there's also a very special, very unique quality throughout. Players include Jean Bolcato on bass, Jean Mereu on trumpet, Maurice Merle on soprano and alto sax, Patrick Vollat on piano and prepared piano, and Christian Rollet on drums. Titles include "Sirene", "Ode A Lon Chaney", "Inter Frequences", "Air Perdue", and "Sphinx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Stan GetzBossa Nova Years (Jazz Samba/Jazz Samba Encore/Big Band Bossa Nova/Getz Gilberto/With Laurindo Almeida) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. New Copy 5CDs ... $44.99 49.99
America's greatest contribution to the bossa nova in the 60s – served up here in a nicely priced 5CD set! The package features all the key albums recorded by Stan Getz in 1962 and 1963 – some of the most important bossa jazz recordings in the US at the time, and all records that have gone onto shape the sound of the music for many years to come! All sessions feature Stan Getz in the lead, paired with a special partner – either guitarists Charlie Byrd, Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, or Laurindo Almeida – or arranger Gary McFarland, and vocalist Astrud Gilberto, who makes a key initial appearance on the last album here. The set features all 5 albums presented with the original track lineups – no bonus cuts – as individual LP sleeve editions inside a larger box. Albums include Jazz Samba, Jazz Samba Encore, Big Band Bossa Nova, Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida, and Getz/Gilberto. CD

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HiroshimaEast/Providence ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1989/1992. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A pair of later albums from one of the most unique fusion groups of their generation! First up is East, a record that really has Hiroshima embracing both their name and their previous approach to tight jazzy fusion – a set that's very electric, but also uses plenty of koto, taiko, and shamisen to give the music a strong Japanese flavor! The strongest lead comes from Dan Kuramoto, whose keyboard work and reed lines get plenty of space – but the set's also a definite group effort, with a warm sense of sympathy between the players – something you'd definitely need to blend acoustic and electric elements in this way! Machun sings lovely lead vocals on a few tracks – and titles include "East", "Tabo", "Streetcorner Paradise", "Daydreamer", "Living In America", and "Thousand Cranes". Providence showcases the continuing evolution of the Hiroshima sound – a set that still features the group's blend of electric fusion and more traditional Japanese elements – but which also marks a bit of a shift in the style of electric instruments at the time! In other words, the vibe here is more early 90s fusion than the sound of their earlier records – a shift in the choice of keyboards used by leader Dan Kuramoto, which are mixed alongside koto, shamisen, taiko, and percussion. Jeanette Clinger sings lead vocals in a few spots – and titles include "Turning Point", "Island World", "Time On The Nile", "With This Heart", "Kazen", "Providence", "One Of Us", and "Ribbon In The Sky". CD

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Ice CubePredator ... CD
Priority/Lench Mob, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Cube's last truly great full length, from 1992, when he was leaving the gangsta stuff behind and had grown into an incredibly sharp social commentator and ghetto portrait painter. The rhymes, and even the liner note acknowledgements ("Ice Cube wishes to acknowledge white America's continued commitment to the silence and oppression of black men. . .") are wickedly incisive to this day. This could be his finest hour. Includes the singles "It Was A Good Day", "Check Yo Self" and "Wicked", "Gangsta's Fairytale 2", "Dirty Mack" and "Now I Gotta Wet'cha". Production by DJ Pooh, Muggs, Sir Jinx, and others. CD

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Taft JordanMood Indigo/Swingville All Stars ... CD
Prestige, 1960/1961. Used ... $18.99
2 rare sessions from Prestige Records' Swingville label – both of which feature work from Ellington trumpeter Taft Jordan! The first date on the set was issued under Taft's own name – and is a great laidback set that shows Jordan in a completely different setting than the Ellington group – working here in a small combo with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Richard Wyands on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. Tracks are shortish, but open and easy-going – lots of room for Jordan's trumpet to sparkle, plus some nice contributions from Burrell and Wyands as well. Titles include "Warm Valley", "Lost In Meditation", "In A Sentimental Mood", and "I Didn't Know About You". The second set was a one-off date by The Swingville All Stars, a group made up of other leaders on the label, oddly recorded here by the Sound Of America! Jordan's trumpet is joined by the tenor of Al Sears, the alto of Hilton Jefferson, and the piano of Don Abney – all on laidback, late nite tracks that are almost as much in the Moodsville mode as they are in the Swingville one. Titles include "Lil Darlin", "Willow Weep For Me", "Tenderly", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "New Carnegie Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vernon JoynsonPotpouri Of Melodies & Mayhem – Latin American & Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych, & Prog 1963 to 1976 (paperback) ... Book
Borderline (Scotland), 2017. New Copy Book ... $79.99 99.99
A long-overdue book from this legendary expert on psychedelia – a huge volume that matches the depth of Vernon Joynson's Tapestry Of Delights, but which looks at the rich legacy of music in Canada and Latin America! If you think there's not much to talk about here, then think again – because the book is huge, and overflowing with page after page of information on groups who never got full exposure at the time – amazing acts who were plenty darn experimental, and often in ways that were different than Anglo psych artists at the time. The book even gets into richer strands of Brazilian music – rightly giving Tropicalia and MPB artists some overdue credit in the world of psych – and the book offers up listings on hundreds of groups, along with information on their members, their record, and their histories – alongside hundreds of album covers too. The whole thing is huge – a super-heavy 884 pages, very large and detailed – with most images in black and white, but some color images in the middle. Book

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Jungle FireJambu ... LP
Nacional, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Fantastic funky work from Jungle Fire – a group we've heard before, but who never seemed to blow us away this much! In a moment when so many other groups are grabbing an Afro Funk sort of vibe, these guys hit a space that's almost completely their own – more Latin America, taken across the Atlantic – then maybe back to LA for a bit of Chicano funk in the grooves! The blend is completely wonderful – some moments feel like outtakes from the sessions for the best sessions by War, others feel like some lost wax you might find digging in a Colombian record store, and still others are a sound that's completely the group's own. Basslines are nice and heavy throughout – and titles include "Cumbia De Sal", "Callejero", "Efori", "NUSAU", "Lamento Momposino", "Mofongo", and "La Kossa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kimiko KasaiRound & Round ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare set from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – one recorded in America, but only issued in Japan – and featuring a set of tunes with English language lyrics, all done in a great mix of jazz, disco, and R&B! Herbie Hancock makes a great guest appearance on the set's funky remake of "Chameleon" – and other key players include Paul Jackson, Cedar Walton, Bill Summers, Benny Maupin, and The Waters – all of whom contribute to give the session a warm California vibe. Other tracks include "Chain Reaction", "The Rest Of My Life", "Chain Reaction", "Don't Forget You Are", and "And It All Goes Round & Round". CD

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Langston Hughes Project (Eric Mingus/David Amram/LDream Keeper ... CD
Avant/Mode, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A beautiful reworking of modes that were explored by Charles Mingus and Langston Hughes in the late 50s – the combination of Hughes urban poetic genius and the bold music of Charles Mingus! This time around, the Mingus is Eric Mingus – who brings wonderful life to the words of Langston through his thoughtful performance – almost more expressive acted than the usual poetic recitation – which really fits the spirit of the instrumental backing, arranged and directed by guitarist Larry Simon, with great piano from David Amram, plus reeds from Don Davis, drums from Mike Barron, and Hammond from Scip Gallant. The set's not just a rehash of late 50s jazz/poetry experiments – as it's got a very contemporary, very individual feel – thanks to both the talents of Simon and Mingus, who maybe make the whole thing work at the high creative power of some of the best American Clave projects of this nature. Titles include "The Dream Keeper", "Neighbor", "Daybreak In America", "Reverie On The Harlem River", "Sylvester's Dying Bed", "Democracy", "Railroad Avenue", and "Life Is Fine". CD
 
 
 



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