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AmericaAmerica ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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
(Later Spanish pressing.)

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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)... $28.99
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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✨✧ AmericaHoliday ... LP
Warner, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A perfect pairing of talents – the sublime vocals of America, and the genius studio talents of George Martin – who turns in some of his best production work since The Beatles! The album's one of the richest to date from America – shaking slightly free of the folksy elements of their previous sets, with some fuller backings arranged by Martin, yet still hanging onto a bit of acoustic instrumentation – and finding a way to blend the whole thing together that still holds onto all their greatness! Tunes are almost even more personal than before – and titles include "Tin Man", "Miniature", "Hollywood", "Baby It's Up To You", "You", "Old Man Took", and "Mad Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ AmericaHeritage – Home Recordings/Demos 1970 to 1973 ... CD
Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMusiques Rurales D'Amerique Latin – The Rural Music Of Latin America (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Not the better-known sounds of Havana, Rio, and Acapulco – but instead a range of sounds from more rural settings in Latin America – music from sources that run the gamut from Argentina through Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru – on up to Mexico and Cuba as well! The package isn't completely comprehensive, but does offer up a huge amount of mid-century music – with an especially strong focus on styles that later broke big in urban scenes who embraced these sounds and took them to the mainstream. The 3CD package features a whopping 69 tracks in all, plus notes in English and French – and is initially heavy on vocal groups, but also moves into some more percussive material and solo singers too. Features work by Los Morochuchos, Gonzalo Roig, Luiz Gonzaga, Luiz Veira, Los Torrealberos, Los Charhaleros, Los 4 Guaranis, Conjunto Tierra Blanca, Jackson D Pandeiro, and Angel C Loyola. CD

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✨✧ VariousVoodoo In America – Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, & Calypso 1926 to 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Caribbean voodoo hits the American scene – served up here in a host of different mid-century styles – from jazz, to blues, to R&B – with some other nice surprises in between! The voodoo component of the tracks comes through either in the subject matter, or in the rhythmic progressions – which illustrate the way that African roots shifted as they made their way through the Caribbean, up to New Orleans – never dying in intensity, and instead finding a lot of new energy in the process! The 2CD set features a big booklet of notes in English, and contains 40 titles that include "Song Of The Jumbies" by Josephine Premice, "She Put The Whamee On Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Marie Laveau" by Oscar Celstin, "Voodoo Woman" by Jay McShann, "Witch Doctor" by Art Blakey, "Thirty Days" by Chuck Berry, "Evil Eyed Woman" by Terry Timmons, "Hoodoo Lady" by Memphis Minnie, "Goofer Dust Swing" by Lil Johnson, "Root Doctor Blues" by Doctor Clayton, and "It's Your Voodoo Working" by Charles Sheffield. CD

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain and some peeled spots on back.)

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Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
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 a cutout hole.)

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Oscar BrandLaughing America ... LP
Tradition, 1956. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of his best funky moments from the start of the 70s – with a track list that's overflowing with hard funk killers! A good number of the tracks here are two-parters – showing Brown and the group stretching out in the way that the JBs would take even further in years to come – working through "Make It Funky (parts 1 & 2)", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I'm A Greedy Man (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hey America (parts 1 & 2)". The set also features the socking classic "Soul Power" – plus "Let It Be Me", "I Cried", and a 1967 live Apollo version of "Kansas City" – plus takes on "Let It Be Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" that later had applause added on the Super Bad album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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James BrownLiving In America (extended dance version, inst, album) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
From the Rocky IV soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Elvis CostelloKing Of America ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, with poly liner attached. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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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 ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Full CircleMyth America ... CD
CBS, 1989. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FunkadelicAmerica Eats Its Young (red & green colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 28.98
A massive double length set from Funkadelic! As if the group's vision wasn't already expansive enough in their early Westbound years, they really make incredible use of the space of this 2LP set to show off their talent for funky invention, fuzzed-out guitar, and mind-bending look at the world around them – taking off into a heady array of topics and settings that are even more chilling than before. If Maggot Brain can be taken as a document of Detroit after the apocalypse, this set should be read as a wider statement on the climate in America that was leading up to it – all served up with some of the group's funkiest rhythms on record to date! Titles include "You Hit the Nail On the Head", "A Joyful Process", "Loose Booty", "Biological Speculation", "Philmore", "We Hurt Too", "Everybody Is Going To Make It This Time", "Miss Lucifer's Love", "and "If You Don't Like the Effects Don't Produce the Cause". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Gilberto GilSoy Loco Por Ti America ... CD
Celluloid, 1987. Used ... $6.99
A standout album for Gilberto Gil from the mid 80s – and a record that broke him out to a wider variety of audiences, thanks to some quick licensing by Celluloid! Gil's really hitting a strong world dancefloor groove here – with lots of his older funky lines still in place, crafted around some hook-heavy production from Liminha. The album's filled with catchy tunes that still preserve a rootsy and authentic feel – and titles include a great remake of the classic "Soy Loco Por Ti America", plus "Vida", "Aquele Abraco", "Baba Alapala", "Jubiamba", "Mardi Dix Mars", and "Mar De Copacabana". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy In South America – Official US State Department Tour 1956 Vol 2 ... CD
Consolidated Artists Productions, 1956. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David HajduLove For Sale – Pop Music In America (hardcover) ... Book
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.00
Author David Hajdu has given us some great books on Bob Dylan and Billy Strayhorn – and written some excellent work on comics, too – and here, he takes on the development of pop music in the 20th Century, with a nicely wide-ranging ear that follows changes from early blues, through the late 70s years of punk rock and disco, to the contemporary world of hip hop and digital music! The book is less of a complete history than it is a musical pathway, structured along some well-chosen keystones – not just artists and creators, but factors like transistor radios, sheet music, record charts, and other forces that were equally important to the growth of new sounds. This latter aspect of the book is especially illuminating – moreso in the face of the too-familiar path of the creative giants, which sometimes overlooks the other forces that were impacting music from the sidelines. Book is 307 pages, nicely dense, and hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson Sings America's Favorite Hymns ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... $3.99
A double-length set – with tracks that include "Search Me Lord", "Were You There", "It Don't Cost Very Much", "Elijah Rock", "Rock Of Ages", "There Is A Balm In Gilead", "Trouble Of The World", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Didn't It Rain", and lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben KatchorHand Drying In America & Other Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
One of the most beautiful books we've ever seen from cartoonist Ben Katchor – an artist who's been transforming our view of the city for the past few decades! The territory here is familiar for Ben – shorter strips that look at lost corners of the urban environment, especially anomalies that either house some forgotten culture, or point back towards vanished traditions – usually using a piece of architecture or an object to reference this lost history. Katchor's way of looking at the city is as powerful as anything we've experienced from Walter Benjamin or Jacques Tati – and maybe has more charm than both put together, as well as a very New York-centrist twist. 160 pages, full color, oversized, and hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Favio LeonelLatino America Con Favio Leonel ... LP
Ruben Guity, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)

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Little StevenVoice Of America ... LP
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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LowtecYour Mistakes Are Not Forgiven/Dat America ... 12-inch
Playhouse (Germany), 1999. Very Good ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today (UK pressing) ... CD
Curtom/Charly (UK), 1975. Used ... $11.99
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"! CD

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Joel McNeelySally Hemings – An America Scandal ... CD
CBS/Prometheus, 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells the full tale of the Defender – offering up hundreds of pages that look not just at the paper's history, but also its role in the segregated black community of Chicago, and its lasting impact – both at a local and national level. The book is extremely well-researched, and written by an author who was also part of the Defender staff in its later years – and the whole thing clocks in at a whopping 633 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Carlos MolinaJewels Of Latin America ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Pearl JamNorth America 2003 – Chicago – June 18th, 2003 ... CD
2003. Used 2CD ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Packaged in a slim gatefold sleeve.)

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Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), New Copy ... About July 1, 2018
... CD

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SupertrampBreakfast In America ... LP
A&M, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 180 gram pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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WingsWings Over America ... CD
MPL/Parlophone, 1976. Used ... $6.99
A massive 2 CD package – one that set a whole new standard for 70s live albums! The group's at their rocking best – a bit rawer here than in the studio – and the set includes some overlooked gems from albums, plus renditions of a few Beatles tunes too. CD
(Out of print early CD pressing, packaged in individual jewl cases.)

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✨✧ WingsWings Over America ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A massive 3LP package – one that set a whole new standard for 70s live albums! The group's at their rocking best – a bit rawer here than in the studio – and the set includes some overlooked gems from albums, plus renditions of a few Beatles tunes too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Also available Wings Over America ... CD 6.99

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WipersYouth Of America ... LP
Jackpot, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
The incredible second album by The Wipers – a record that cements Greg Sage's status as not only a pioneering figure in Pacific Northwest punk/post punk songcraft, but also as one of the more innovative guitarists in that scene. Youth Of America carries on the surprisingly melodic, yet blazing intensity of the debut, but with richer guitar atmosphere. The 10+ minute title track is the biggest step forward in that regard, but the whole record is a underappreciated gem! Other titles include "Taking Too Long", "Can This Be", "Pushing The Extreme", "When Its Over" and "No Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original tapes.)

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VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which might be lifted directly, then reworked for an American audience. But at other times, the influence is more in the rhythms or instrumentation – used as inspiration to then create something new – a bit in the way that American soul would provide the inspiration for reggae in the 60s. The package has the usual fantastic Fremeaux presentation – with a big booklet of historical notes, in both French and English, to support 66 titles that include "Jamaica Farewell" by Sam Cooke, "Salty Fish Aki Rice" by Ruth Wallis, "Bajan Girl" by Lionel Belasco, "Sly Mongoose" by Sam Manning, "El Gallero" by Dioris Valladares & Angel Viloria, "El Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Hey Little Girl" by Professor Longhair, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, "Chee Koo Baby" by Lloyd Price, "Shrinking Up Fast" by Camille Howard, "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, "Salee Dame" by Albert Nicholas & Baby Dodds, "Inside" by Hector The Ram, "Run Come See Jerusalem"b y Stan Wilson, "I Learn A Merengue" by Robert Mitchum, "Afro Blue" by Cal Tjader, "La Maricutana" by Damiron & Chapuseaux, "Magical Joe" by Herb Jeffries, "Begin The Beguine" by Charlie Parker, "Make It Do" by Slim Gaillard, "Guitarambo" by Mickey Baker, and "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan). CD

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD


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VariousKen Burns Jazz – The Story Of America's Music (5CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 5 CDs ... $9.99
Decades of jazz recordings, pulled together in support of the famous documentary series – with a total of 94 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRed White & Blues – Women Sing Of America ... LP
Rosetta, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThreads Of Glory – 200 Years Of America In Words & Music ... LP
London/Phase 4, 1975. Sealed 6LP Box Set ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has a cutout notch.)

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VariousWe Are The Music Makers! – Preserving The Soul Of America's Music ... CD
Music Maker Relief, 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Captain Luke, Etta Baker, John Lee Zeigler, Cootie Stark, John Dee Holeman, Neal Pattman, Carl Rutherford, Mr Q, George Higgs, Whistlin' Britches, Samuel Turner Stevens & more. CD

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✨✧ James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of his best funky moments from the start of the 70s – with a track list that's overflowing with hard funk killers! A good number of the tracks here are two-parters – showing Brown and the group stretching out in the way that the JBs would take even further in years to come – working through "Make It Funky (parts 1 & 2)", "My Part/Make It Funky (parts 3 & 4)", "I'm A Greedy Man (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hey America (parts 1 & 2)". The set also features the socking classic "Soul Power" – plus "Let It Be Me", "I Cried", and a 1967 live Apollo version of "Kansas City" – plus takes on "Let It Be Me" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" that later had applause added on the Super Bad album. CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Cheap TrickSex America (4CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanSkies Of America ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Measham – all tied up and dark, with swirling sounds that run up beautifully from the bottom, then take off to the skies promised in the title – opening the door for Ornette to come in and solo freely over the top – in a magical mix that easily makes the record a standout in his long and mighty career! Harmolodic theory is definitely a part of Coleman's conception here – but in very different ways than his quartet or quintet recordings. Tracks include "The Men Who Live In The White House", "Sunday In America", "Dreams", "Native Americans", "Silver Screen", and "The Artist In America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hot TunaAmerica's Choice ... LP
Grunt, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today ... LP
Curtom, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available There's No Place Like America Today (UK pressing) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ O'JaysWhat A Woman/I Love America ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ William Julius Wilson & Richard P TaubThere Goes The Neighborhood – Racial, Ethnic, & Class Tensions In Four Chicago Neighborhoods & Their Meaning For America ... Book
Vintage, 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fascinating look at our fair city of Chicago – a city of neighborhoods, which are often very separate and divided – as you'll discover in this detailed look at four of them by William Julius Wilson and Richard P Taub! The volume follows on Chicago classics like Black Metropolis, but looks at things from a more contemporary process – as the evolving areas of the city continue to be a microcosm of larger issues in the country, which is obviously one of the directions the authors are taking the project. Research was very detailed – done with the assistance of a number of graduate students – but the information is nicely distilled, in a combination of ethnographic and sociological methods that combine data and dialogue. The project is great – and our main complaint as Chicagoans is that it's just lacking in a map and addresses – but that's something that will hardly bother a reader outside of the Windy City. 227 pages, softcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ VariousBattleground Korea – Songs & Sounds Of America's Forgotten War (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful package – and one that will have you throwing away all the Vietnam Rock compilations you have in your collection! This set unearths a massive amount of music that was created during the Korean war – filled with themes of sadness and loss that most folks wouldn't ascribe to wartime music until a decade later – the kinds of songs that represent a really sharp change from the patriotic, triumphant songs that were usually written in previous wartime situations. The variety of music is wonderful, and served up in the best Bear Family tradition – with a surprisingly strong amount of rare blues material, mixed with hillbilly cuts, gospel, R&B material, and other styles too – almost all of it nicely away from the mainstream! The overall package is wonderful, too – a heavy, oversized hardcover book – 160 pages that offer up track-by-track notes on the music, with full color photos, label scans, and lots more vivid images. The book alone is almost worth the price – but you also get 4CDs, with 121 tracks by artists who include Dave Bartholomew, Lightnin Hopkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Revelers, Jimmie Osborne, Arthur Crudup, Ray Snead, Edna McGriff, Hank Penny, Jean Shepard, Emmit Slay, Sherman Blues Johnson & His Clouds Of Joy, Billy Mize, Elton Britt, Steve Rogers, Oscar Brand, JB Lenoir, Delmore Brothers, Ernest Tubb, The Gospel Pilgrims, Fats Domino, Max Bailey, BB King, and many more! CD

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✨✧ VariousComing To America ... LP
Atco, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker.)

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✨✧ George MaysonetGeorge Maysonet & Charanga America ... CD
Envidia (Spain), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ William Claxton & Joachim E BerendtJazz Life – A Journey For Jazz Across America In 1960 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2016. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a book – a massive document of the American jazz scene, circa 1960 – presented in an unbelievably beautiful package! The edition brings together photos from legendary jazz imagist William Claxton (known best for his Pacific Jazz album cover shots), mixed with writings by German jazz journalist Joachim E Berendt – done in collaboration as part of a monumental trans-America trip at the start of the 60s. The book's filled with loads of rare photos – of jazz artists who include Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Gabor Szabo, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane – but almost even cooler are some of the "location" shots – non-celebrity photos that really capture the everyday life of the American jazz scene at the time. The package features a 552 page book, in a very handsome slipcase – super-heavy, and printed on beautiful paper with lots of lush color and black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Ben SidranFree In America ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A bit smoother than Ben's earlier albums – but a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has some jazzy elements in the backings – and where things were sometimes messed up in the past, they're much more straightforward here – in ways that make the record really sparkle nicely! Ben's voice is still really compelling, and as on his best albums, there's some nice funky grooves in the mix that keep things fresh. Players include Phil Upchurch on bass and guitar, Woody Shaw on trumpet, David Newman and Sonny Seals on saxes, and Richard Tee on organ. Titles include the great instrumental "Let's Make A Deal" – a fast groover with guitar and keyboards riffing away, sounding like some lost jazz funk gem from the Fantasy Records catalog – plus "Beg For It", "Cuban Connection", "Free In America", "New York State Of Mind", and "Feel Your Groove". CD

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✨✧ VariousLet It Be – Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney, & Harrison ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if you don't know the legacy – but it also really makes sense once you're reminded of the mind-expanding, ear-opening territory the group hit in the latter half of the 60s – and working with themes of social change, alienation, and personal longing – of the sort that turn out to be perfect for new interpretations in soul! Most of these cuts are way more than standard cover versions, too – as the arrangements are really inventive, and take off in bold new directions that make the songs very much new properties overall. Most of the work here is from the late 60s and early 70s – and as always with Ace Records, the notes and presentation really put the music in context! Titles include "The Fool On The Hill" by The Four Tops, "Dear Prudence" by The Five Stairsteps, "For No One" by Maceo & The King's Men, "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Junior Parker, "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Do You Want To Know A Secret" by Mary Wells, "Lovely Rita" by Fats Domino, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Undisputed Truth, "Savoy Truffle" by Ella Fitzgerald, and "Let It Be" by Bill Withers. CD

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✨✧ Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson Sings America's Favorite Hymns ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set – with tracks that include "Search Me Lord", "Were You There", "It Don't Cost Very Much", "Elijah Rock", "Rock Of Ages", "There Is A Balm In Gilead", "Trouble Of The World", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Didn't It Rain", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a stuck gatefold.)

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George AdamsAmerica ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... About August 8, 2018
A surprising project from tenorist George Adams – one that seems to take its cover and title quite seriously – yet also find a way to have some real fun with the concept too! The album's definitely an Americanist one – as the tunes are all older standards from our nation's songbook, of the sort you'd hardly expect a hipster like Adams to touch. Yet George also really works some great magic from the inside too – recasting these tunes with a very soulful finish on his solos – and even vocalizing bit on two numbers too. The setting is very basic – a quartet with Hugh Lawson on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Mark Johnson on drums – and the overall vibe is maybe in the same mode as some of the David Murray theme-based projects around the same time – carried off at a level that's much stronger than you might expect. Titles include "Tennessee Waltz", "Old Folks At Home", "You Are My Sunshine", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", and "America The Beautiful" – plus the originals "Have You Thanked America" and "Motivation". CD
 
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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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
(70s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Certain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP 11.99

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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
Also available Certain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP 24.99

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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

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✨✧ EmergencyHomage To Peace (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1970. Used ... $15.99
One of the most obscure ensembles of the groundbreaking Paris scene of the end of the 60s – a progressive group that featured Glenn Spearman on saxes, Takashi Kako on piano, Bob Reid on bass, Boulou Ferret on guitar, and Sabu Toyozumi on drums! There's an energy here (no pun intended) that matches other work from the BYG/Actuel generation – but somehow the overall sound is a bit different – earthier at times, with a starker approach to the work that we really love. Spearman's talent on reeds is remarkable (the album stands as one of a rare few examples of his genius on wax) – and we're also struck by the power of Kako's work on piano, which has a majesty of color and tone that almost matches Cecil Taylor at times. Tracks are long, and titles include a version of the Art Ensemble's "People In Sorrow", plus "Emergency Theme", "Kako Tune", and "Infidels". CD

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PhilisteensAlbum ... LP
Radio Free America, 1982. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Elvis PresleyRockin' With Elvis New Year's Eve ... LP
Spirit Of America, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Pete Seeger & Brother KirkVisit Sesame Street ... LP
Children's Records Of America, 1974. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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VariousWhen Monkeys Were Gods! ... LP
Tremor/Metro America, 1985. Sealed ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Charles MingusReincarnation Of A Lovebird (Prestige – aka Blue Bird/Pithecanthropus Erectus) ... LP
Prestige/America, 1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great sides of Mingus, recorded in France in 1970 and originally issued on America records. The group's a smallish one, featuring Mingus stalwart Dannie Richmond on drums and Jaki Byard on piano, plus Charles McPherson, Bobby Jones and Eddie Preston up front. These sides offer ample proof that he could still drive his band into a raging inferno of pent-up tones, colors, and feelings, even at this later point in his career. 6 tracks in all, with lengthy takes of Mingus' "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird" and "Pithycanthropus Erectus", and two more originals "Peggy's Blue Skylight" and "Love Is A Dangerous Beauty", a great reading of Bird's "Blue Bird" plus the standard "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Smoke CityI Really Want You/In A World Of Fantasy ... 7-inch
BBC America, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice work from Smoke City – one of those few 80s groups that seemed to have a timeless sound that was never fettered by the overwrought studio touches of the time! "I Really Want You" is a nice groover – never too fast, or too disco, but just in the right pace to keep up with the very catchy vocal hook. "World Of Fantasy" is a slower, smoother cut – but one that still comes across nicely. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ John HandyVery First Recordings ... CD
America, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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✨✧ VariousOne Way Glass – Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz, & Funky Folk 1968 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of grooves you might ever hope to own – a batch of tracks that come from the unlikely prog underground in the UK – but which are full of heavy basslines, riffing guitars, and funky drums! A few years earlier, the UK scene was in love with American soul and blues – which came through in famous straighter recordings of those modes overseas – but by the time of these tracks, the scene had really found its own vibe – stretching out in ways that were famously filled-out, yet still influenced strongly by more soulful modes in all the right ways! The result is a wonderful blend of soaring instrumentation, sometimes trippy production, and very groovy rhythms – sort of the hybrid that you were getting in America by groups like Chicago or Santana, but served up here by some much more obscure underground acts. The 3CD set is a fantastic overview of this wonderful moment – and features 58 tracks, along with a big booklet of notes. Titles include "The Bitch" by Gasoline Band, "Somethin You Got" by Second Hand, "Home Is Where I Belong" by Quicksand, "He's Gonna Step On You Again" by John Kongos, "Bad Times" by Paladin, "Travelling Like A Gypsy" by Hanson, "I'm A Thief" by Juicy Lucy, "So Many People" by Skin Alley, "3D Mona Lisa" by Paul Brett Sage, "One Way Glass" by Trifle, "Wake Up My Children" by Siren, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Curtis Knight Zeus, "Drinking My Wine" by Hardin & York, "Little Message" by Jody Grind, "Eyeballs" by Blue Mink, "Celebration" by Chillum, "Weren't Born A Man" by Dana Gillespie, "I Saw An Angel" by Pentangle, "Libel" by Hard Stuff, "Pigs Foot" by Pesky Gee, "I'm A Man" by The Web, and "Indian Rope Man" by Noir. CD

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✨✧ VariousSalut Les Copains – 1962 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1962. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1962 volume include "Sheila" by Lucky Blondo, "Quand Le Film Est Triste" by Sylvie Vartan, "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler, "Twist A Saint Tropez" by Les Chats Sauvages, "Le Petit Gonzales" by Danyel Gerard, "Ballad A Sylvie" by Leny Escudero, "Ya Ya Twist" by Petula Calrk, "L'Idole Des Jeunes" by Johnny Hallyday, "Belles Belles Belles" by Claude Francois, "Requiem Pour Un Twisteur" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" by Marvin Gaye, "J'Entends Siffler Le Train" by Richard Anthony, "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles" by Francoise Hardy, "Oh Les Filles" by Les Pingouins, and "Le Lion Est Mort Ce Soir" by Henri Salvador. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSalut Les Copains – 1963 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1963. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1963 volume include "J'Ai Un Secret A Te Dire" by Lucky Blondo, "Da Doo Ron Ron" by Frank Alamo, "Pour Moi Lsa Vie Va Commencer" by Johnny Hallyday, "Donne Tes Seize Ans" by Dany Logan, "Si J'Avais Un Mrteau" by Claude Francois, "Il N'En Restera Rien" by Leny Escuerdo, "Cry Baby" by Garnet Mimms, "Ne Sois Pas Si Bete" by France Gall, "Can I Get A Witness" by Marvin Gaye, "Demain Tu Te Maries" by Patricia Carli, "Vilaines Filles Mauvais Garcons" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Eux" by Dalida, "Pour Oublier Qu'On S'Est Amie" by Nino Ferrer, "Heatwave" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Reviens Vite Et Oublie" by Les Surfs, and "L'Appareil A Sous" by Brigitte Bardot. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSalut Les Copains – 1968 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1968. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1968 volume includes "A Tout Casser" by Johnny Hallyday, "Alouette" by Gilles Dreu, "Feelin Alright" by Traffic, "Eloise" by Claude Francoise, "Y'A Du Soleil A Vendre" by France Gall, "Paris Mai" by Claude Nougaro, "Adieu Monsieur Le Professeur" by Hugues Aufray, "Bonnie & Clyde" by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, "Pour Gagner Des Sous" by Michel Delpech, "Rain & Tears" by Aphrodite's Child, "Ford Mustang" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Bal Des Laze" by Michel Polnareff, "Il Est Mort Le Solei" by Nicoletta, and "Quelque Chose Tient Mon Coeur" by Herbert Leonard. LP, Vinyl record album
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AirtoAlue ... CD
Sesac (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums in years from percussion Airto Moreira – a set that really lives up to the complex sort of grooves he first brought to our shores in the 70s! Airto's back home in Brazil for this set, and working with a really great lineup – a group that's heavy on acoustic elements, and which takes the musician back to the soaring spirit of his work in Quarteto Novo, and that time when both he and Hermeto Pascoal were getting the chance to start recording in America as well! There's none of the later fusion modes going on here – and production is nice and open, very organic – really allowing a fantastic flow from the mix of percussion, flute, guitar, saxes, and piano on the tunes. Honestly, the whole thing reminds us more of the album Seeds On The Ground or Natural Forces than it does most of Airto's records in later years – and titles include "Rosa Negra", "Misturada", "Alue", "Guarany", "Sea Horse", "Lua Flora", and "Nao Sei Pra Onde Mas Vai". CD

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Gato BarbieriBolivia ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Soaring, searing sounds from the young Gato Barbieri – one of his classic albums for the Flying Dutchman label, and very much in the vein of his first few for Impulse Records! The Latin element isn't as strongly stated in the music as you might guess from the title, but the inspiration is definitely there – although more subtle than on Gato's Latin America series for the other label – and the tunes are a wonderful blend of soulful soloing, modal grooves, and unbridled emotion! Lonnie Liston Smith is playing piano on most cuts, and he's a perfect blend for Barbieri's horn – giving it the same sort of soulful base as in his classic recordings with Pharoah Sanders – and pushing the tracks with a pulsating modal undercurrent that keeps things moving throughout! Titles include "Merceditas", "Eclypse/Michellina", "Bolivia", and "Vidala Triste". CD

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BellsBells ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences from America and England – singing songs here by The Beatles, Bobby Darin, and others – but as with the best of this scene, there's also something different special going on too – almost as if the songs are little pop music fantasies of life up north – trying hard, but never getting things entirely right – and therein lies the charm! Titles include "Capri C'Est Fini", "Girl", "O Muro Do Berlim", "Bittersweet Samba", "Don't Bother Me", "Do The Dive", "This Diamond Ring", and "Jailor Bring Me Water". CD

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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 ... $9.99
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. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Cover has large letters in marker on all sides, some waviness from moisture, and a promo stamp. Labels have some pen.)

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Martinho Da VilaAlo Vila Isabeeeel ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Still-tremendous work from one of the greatest voices in samba music – working here in a set that's filled with lively rhythms, and which also features a few younger guests in the spotlight as well! Martinho's voice is full of charm, with this raspy edge that belies his maturity – but quite differently than when some of the older sambistas were making records in the 70s – maybe because the instrumentation is full of fresh colors and heavy on acoustic elements, which really keeps a youthful spirit to the whole thing. Martinho takes the lead on most of the record, but the set also features performances by Maria Freitas, Mart'Nalia, Dunga, Claudio Jorge, and Andre Diniz – on titles that include "Quatro De Abril", "Sempre A Sonhar", "Filho Fiel", "Palpite Infeliz", "Soy Louco Por Ti America", "Um Barraco Na Vila/Feliza Da Vila/Filho Da Vila/Isabel/Vilacete", and "Pagode Do Seu China". CD

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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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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
Also available Casa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (with bonus track) ... LP 18.99

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Hamilton De HolandaCasa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (with bonus track) ... LP
Adventure Music, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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", "Clube Da Esquinha No 2", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Ponta De Areia" – and with the bonus cut "Guerra E Paz I"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Casa De Bituca – The Music Of Milton Nascimento (CD & DVD) ... CD 12.99

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Deep FeelingDeep Feeling – The Complete Anthology ... CD
Page One/Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
The complete works of Deep Feeling – a progressive harmony group who should have been as huge as Crosby Stills Nash & Young or America – if there were any justice in the world! The British combo first formed to back up singer Guy Darnell – but by the time of the full length album here, they'd clearly drunk deep of the more progressive sounds of their generation, and found a way to move their marvelous voices way past simple harmony pop backings! Instead, there's this beautiful interplay on the record between the singers and well-crafted guitar lines, often with acoustic in the lead – on song structures that themselves are quite fresh too. Titles on the core album include "Old People's Home", "Welcome Home For A Soldier", "Country Hair", "Guillotine", and a nice take on "Classical Gas". CD then features 13 more bonus tracks, most later singles – including "Do You Love Me", "Move On", "Skyline Pigeon", "We've Thrown It All Away", "Do You Wanna Dance", "The Day My Lady Cried", and "Sweat Dust & Red Wine". CD

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✨✧ DriftersRockin & Driftin – The Drifters Box (3CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $29.99
Excellent 3 CD set that brings together 79 of the best cuts by The Drifters, and packages them all in a very sharp looking booklet, with 46 extra pages of photos, notes, and cover reproductions. The whole set is easily the best "best of" you'll ever find on the group, and it includes loads of other great stuff besides the obvious hits, plus solo stuff by Clyde McPhatter and Ben E King. The group had such a wonderful history past their big hits that it's great to hear the full range of work by them – and the set's got many great titles that you might not already know, including "Lonely Winds", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "Drip Drop", "Baltimore", "Drifting Away From Y ou", "Up In The Streets Of Harlem", "Come oN Over To My Place", "There Goes My First Love", "One Way Love", "Rat Race", "Only In America", "Down On the Beach Tonight", "Three Thirty Three", "Don't Dog Me", "At The Club", "Let The Music Play", "Mexican Divorce", "I Count The Tears", "I'll Take You Home", and lots lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brian Eno & David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ... LP
Sire, 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". Cover has clear tape on the spine and a bumped corner.)

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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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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The Gap Band are definitely Jammin on this sweet little set from the early 80s – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD also features the bonus track "Party Train (special dance mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... LP
Enja/Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on flute, soprano, and tenor – blowing some tremendously soulful reed lines – plus incredible rhythms from Mal Waldron on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Cees See on drums. The record's an attempt to bring traditional Macedonian rhythms into a jazz perspective – but with players like these, it swings in a way any Macedonian album never could – damn soulful, and with a great exotic vibe. Davis is especially great, and plays in a soaring modal vein that's similar to his work on his classic MPS sides, and on the records he cut in America in the early 70s. The album's a beautiful session that often get's overlooked because it blends it with the Enja catalog – but it's really more of a record that belongs in an MPS reissue series, and is a great lost groover that's waiting to be rediscovered by the Dusty Groove crowd. Titles include "Macedonia", "Old Fisherman's Daughter", "Jumbo Uganda", "Bem Basha", "Saga Se karame", and "The Nights Of Skopje". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ZZ HillZZ ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Standout work from ZZ Hill – one of a few albums he cut for United Artists records in the early 70s, all of them great! The set's got a really tight tight feel – recorded at Fame Studios with a warm and lean style that pushes ZZ past the blusier roots of earlier sides, into a completely on top 70s southern soul sort of approach. The backing group is filled with great instrumentalists, the songs are all fresh and without cliche, and ZZ himself really steps up with some incredibly well-placed vocals. Titles include "You're Killing Me", "The Best I Ever Had", "Clean Up America", "It Ain't Safe", and "Let Them Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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HiroshimaEast/Providence ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1989/1992. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
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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Brenda HollowayYou've Made Me So Very Happy/I've Got To Find It ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1967. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with split seams.)

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Eddie KendricksCan I/I Did It All For You ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1965. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve.)

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Eddie KendricksIf You Let Me/Just Memories ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve. Labels have a name in pen.)

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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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Preston LauterbachBeale Street Dynasty – Sex, Song, & The Struggle For The Soul Of Memphis (hardcover) ... Book
WW Norton, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A very well-written account of one of the most important musical streets in America – and one that get way past all the tourist hype and trappings of contemporary Beale Street in Memphis today! Instead, the author really goes back – to some of the much earlier years of the city, and the rise of Beale as a key part of its African American community on the south side – even before the street played a key role in the development of Memphis Blues and soul, especially in the postwar years. The narrative goes way past the big musical names that are always referenced – and also includes key figures like Robert Church, Ida B Wells, and Boss Crump as forces that shaped the Beale Street environment as much as the music. The book is 352 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that almost feels a lot like some of the bigger Sunset Strip live dates from the same time – particularly with the upbeat vibe of albums by Trini Lopez or Johnny Rivers! But there's also a sound here that's a lot cooler than both of their work – maybe because Prini's got this cool sort of accent on his English language vocals – but also because the combo is pretty lively throughout, and seems to turn all sorts of different tunes into upbeat stompers. Titles include "Like A Baby", "Cielito Lindo", "La Bamba", "Lonesome Traveler", "America", "Gotta Travel On", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". CD

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LuluLulu/Heaven & Earth & The Stars ... CD
Chelsea/Edsel (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A pair of albums from British pop singer Lulu – one of which features a surprising collaboration with David Bowie! First up is the self-titled Lulu from 1972, a soulful set from the singer – one that's not nearly as well-known as her late 60s classics, but a record that shows that she'd really absorbed a heck of a lot of soul music influence from her work in America! The album's got strong production from Wes Farrell – never too polished, but tight enough to give the maturing singer just the right sort of support – as she puts her own touches on tunes from American rock and soul of the previous few years. Titles include a great remake of "Easy Evil", plus "Make Believe World", "A Boy Like You", "I Wish", "Could It Be Forever", "Do Right Woman", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Hold On To What You've Got". Heaven & Earth & The Stars is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of content – but a set that holds some great surprises too! Perhaps the greatest of these is Lulu's collaboration with David Bowie and Mick Ronson on versions of "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Watch That Man" – both pretty fantastic, and given maybe a bit more mid 70s polish than the originals, but with more than enough of Ronson's guitar to tie them strongly to the original Bowie recordings. The album also includes the great James Bond theme tune "The Man With The Golden Gun" – which is a real standout, and very much in the best legacy of Bond title tunes. Other titles include "Take Your Mama For A Ride (parts 1 & 2)", "Boy Meets Girl", "Baby I Don't Care", and "Old Fashioned Girl". CD

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... LP
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99 22.99
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last couple years, he's always needed a good editor – and Madlib brings nothing but the best sci-fi sound collages, scratches, and titanically driving funky beats – the grooved out 70s side of 'Lib's personality is wisely given a powder, while in the company of a vocal presence that's as insane as Doom. When it's not so pounding, the sound drops into the kinda gloomy, murky crackle of earliest Wu Tang. This is easily the best album of its kind since Dr. Octagon tore the flood gates open. Essential!!! "The Illest Villains", "Accordian", "Bistro", "Raid" feat Medaphoar, "America's Most Blunted", "Rainbows", "Curls", "Money Folder", "Hardcore Hustle","Fancy Clown", "Supervillain", "All Caps", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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MarvelettesMy Daddy Knows Best/Tie A String Around Your Finger ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve.)
 
 
 



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