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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
(Green label 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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✨✧ Echoing America (Stefano Torossi & Giovanni TomassSix Dimension/Coast To Coast ... 7-inch
Cometa (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
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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Bach/Brahms/Hindemith/et alRudolph Von Beckerath Retrospective – His First Instruments I North America – Alison J Luedecke ... CD
Raven, 2003. Used 2CD ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Janet Borgerson & Jonathan SchroederDesigned For Hi-Fi Living – The Vinyl LP In Midcentury America (paperback) ... Book
MIT Press, 2018. New Copy ... About October 1, 2018
One of the smartest books we've ever seen on album cover art – a lavish full color volume that not only presents loads of classic images, but also has plenty to say about them as well! The book is a bit smaller than LP format – maybe 8" square overall – but it's filled with loads of full page reproductions of classic hi fi, bachelor pad, and mood music album covers – most with a facing page of test that really examines the images, and also offers up other historical details too! The authors really follow a direction that's inspirational – treating these album covers not as kitsch, but as a rich document of midcentury America at the crossroads – full of deeper meaning if you know how to read things the right way. The book features chapters that include "Let's Have a Dinner Party", "Music For Hi Fi Living", "Cuba", "Airlines", "Adventures In Sound", "Sound Tour", and "Capitol Of The World" – and the hardcover volume is 420 pages, full color, with great notes at the end! Book

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James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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. CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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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!)
Also available Hey America ... CD 13.99

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William Claxton & Joachim E BerendtJazz Life – A Journey For Jazz Across America In 1960 – XL Edition (hardcover with slipcase) ... Book
Taschen, 2016. New Copy Book ... $53.99 69.99
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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William Claxton & Joachim E BerendtJazz Life – A Journey For Jazz Across America In 1960 (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2016. New Copy ... About July 1, 2018 (delayed)
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. Book
(Hardcover, 7.7in x 10.8 in., 600 pages.)

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Ericka Blount DanoisLove Peace & Soul – Behind The Scenes Of America's Favorite Dance Show – Soul Train Classic Moments ... Book
Back Beat, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest soul music TV shows ever (and one that originated in Chicago, too!) – presented here in deep detail with loads of interesting stories and anecdotes too! The book's almost a more personal history of the show than a technical one – but that's OK with us, because it really gets at the tales behind those iconic images on the screen – and the all-pro presentation of Don Cornelius too. And, in addition to the main body of the book, the publication also includes this massive show-by-show list of appearances – for 37 seasons of Soul Train, including the later rerun years – with details on the performers and dates for each show, in a section that's over 50 pages in length! The book also includes some nice color images in the middle, and is 243 pages, softcover. Book

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Del The Funky HomosapienMade In America (Whoopi's mix, SD50 B-Boy mix, Del's mix, Whoopi's inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, Early 90s. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
One of the last records Del did for Elektra, from a movie starring Whoopi Goldberg (which explains the 'Whoopi's Mix') and Ted Danson. Instead of having Ted Danson do a remix, fortunately they brought in the Stimulated Dummies for a version with new music that's much better than the original. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... $4.99
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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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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Kurtis BlowAmerica ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
It's the mid 80s, but this later Kurtis Blow LP still has a couple of all right cuts, like "If I Ruled The World", "Super Sperm" and "AJ Meets Davy DMX", plus 8 more, including "Summertime Groove", "AJ Is Cool" and 'Respect To The King". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim Kweskin/Mel Lyman & The Lyman FamilyJim Kweskin's America ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Label has a smudged spot. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Favio LeonelLatino America Con Favio Leonel ... LP
Ruben Guity, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)

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LowtecYour Mistakes Are Not Forgiven/Dat America ... 12-inch
Playhouse (Germany), 1999. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nation Of Ulysses13-Point Program To Destroy America ... LP
Dischord, 1991. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Yolanda RayoLa Sonera De America ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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Rick Rhodes & Michael SinclairAmerica 22 – Latin Dramatico ... CD
De Wolfe (UK), Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rick Rhodes & Ron KomieAmerica 11 – The Human Spirit – Orchestral Impressions Of Human Nature ... CD
De Wolfe (UK), 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SantanaSacred Fire – Live In South America ... CD
Polydor, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East, 1974. Very Good ... $44.99
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Ben SidranFree In America ... LP
Arista, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a promo sticker.)

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Sounds Of BlacknessAfrica To America – The Journey Of The Drum ... CD
Perspective, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode & promo stamp on disc.)

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✨✧ SupertrampBreakfast In America ... LP
A&M, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Pete Terrace & His OrchestraCole Porter In Latin America ... LP
Tico, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Pete Terrace adds some great Latin touches to the work of Cole Porter – giving some of the tunes a jazzy mambo swing, and others a nice cha cha groove! Tracks include "Begin The Beguine", "I Concentrate On You", "Just One Of Those Things", "In The Still Of the Night", "From This Moment On", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tico pressing! Cover has tape on all seams.)

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WingsWings Over America ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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

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VariousBattleground Korea – Songs & Sounds Of America's Forgotten War (4CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $112.99 129.99
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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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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VariousParanda – Africa In Central America ... CD
Stonetree (Belize), 2000. Used ... $5.99
Music from Paul Nabor, Jursino Cayetano, Junie Aranda, Aurelio Martinez, Lagua Centeno, Junie Aranda, Dale Guzman & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRed White & Blues – Women Sing Of America ... LP
Rosetta, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... 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 hole.)

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VariousUniversal Sounds Of America ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. Used ... $11.99
This is Soul Jazz's masterpiece suite of US independent soul jazz stuff from the seventies. This thing's a monster, and is almost a seventy minute non-stop ride through the heady side of American jazz by great artists like Sun Ra ("Space Is The Place"), Art Ensemble of Chicago ("Theme De Yoyo"), Steve Reid ("Lions of Judah"), and Marcus Belgrave ("Space Odyssey"). A compilation as legendary as the artists it includes. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $13.99 26.99
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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✨✧ AntibalasWho Is This America? ... CD
Ropeadope, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most outwardly political album to date from Antibalas – and quite possibly the funkiest one too! The set's got the group really grooving hard in their 70s Afro Funk-inspired vein – jamming at a level that would make Fela Kuti blush – working together with a fierce array of percussion, horns, keyboards, and guitars to jam up a groove that stretches back to the best days of the African-styled funk of the classic years. The whole thing's wonderful – every bit as essential for any fan of 70s Fela as it is for the current deep funk underground of which Antibalas are a part – and if you had any fear that their move to a semi-major label would hurt them, rest assured that they sound better than ever! Titles include "Big Man", "Obanla'e", "Elephant", "Sister", "Pay Back Africa", and "Who Is This America Dem Speak Of Today?" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ruben Blades Y Seis Del SolarBuscando America ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot, light wear, and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Janet Borgerson & Jonathan SchroederDesigned For Hi-Fi Living – The Vinyl LP In Midcentury America (hardcover) ... Book
MIT Press, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the smartest books we've ever seen on album cover art – a lavish full color volume that not only presents loads of classic images, but also has plenty to say about them as well! The book is a bit smaller than LP format – maybe 8" square overall – but it's filled with loads of full page reproductions of classic hi fi, bachelor pad, and mood music album covers – most with a facing page of test that really examines the images, and also offers up other historical details too! The authors really follow a direction that's inspirational – treating these album covers not as kitsch, but as a rich document of midcentury America at the crossroads – full of deeper meaning if you know how to read things the right way. The book features chapters that include "Let's Have a Dinner Party", "Music For Hi Fi Living", "Cuba", "Airlines", "Adventures In Sound", "Sound Tour", and "Capitol Of The World" – and the hardcover volume is 420 pages, full color, with great notes at the end! Book

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✨✧ CommonBlack America Again ... CD
Def Jam, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner from a bonafide pride of Chicago and all around hip hop hero Common – on point lyrically with a political and spiritual focus as broadly-concerned as anything he's done since Like Water For Chocolate – and moving in the new realms sound wise, too! Black America Again sports a No ID executive producer credit, connecting Com to his Chi roots, but it's also got hands-on production and instrumental contributions throughout by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, post-millennium soul hero Bilal singing on a number of tracks, the mighty Stevie Wonder on the title tune, appearances by BJ The Chicago Kid and more. It's great...we're still soaking it in, but this feels like a classic! Includes "Joy and Peace", "Home" and "Letter To The Free" with Bilal, :THe Day Women Took Over" with BJ The Chicago Kid, "Red Wine" with Syd & Elena, "Unfamiliar" with PJ and more. CD

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✨✧ Mighty Clouds Of JoyGod Bless America ... LP
Peacock, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Milton NascimentoCancao Da America – O Melhor De Milton Nascimento ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a collection of selections from four of Nascimento's albums – Anima, Encontros, Geraes and Internacional. For instance, side A contains only tracks from Anima, side B is Encontros, etc... There are many special guest performers who appear on the tracks such as Nana Caymmi, Chico Buarque, Gal Gosta, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Caetano Veloso and Boca Livre. Tracks include "Raca", "Portal Da Cor", "Sentinela", "Um Gosto De Sol", "Maria Maria", "Ponta De Areia", "River Phoenix", and "Paisagem Na Janela". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Robert W Rydell/Laura Burd SchiavoDesigning Tomorrow – America's World's Fairs Of The 1930s (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
America might have begun the 30s in the throes of the Great Depression – but that didn't stop the nation from imagining the future strongly during the decade – through science fiction, film, radio, and especially the public setting of the World's Fair! The 30s were a great rebirth of the fair – which had declined since its glory days in Chicago and St Louis – and, if anything, the spirit of the time saw the events used as a way to propel the American psyche forward, even when things might not have looked to good on a day to day level! The fairs provided ways of looking forward at products and technology that most folks wouldn't even begin to afford for years – and they also opened the doors to global contact, at a time when the growing hostilities overseas were making things a bit more closed down. Design was key to setting the stage – as has been famously shown in the Chicago Century Of Progress fair of 1933, and the New York World's Fair of 1939 and 1940 – both of which get very heavy coverage in the book, alongside other fairs in San Diego and San Francisco. Essays included are a mix of history and theory – by writers who include Neil Harris, Kristina Wilson, Robert A Gonzalez, Matthew Bokovoy, Robert Bennett, and others – but the real appeal is the images – as the book is filled with beautiful shots from the fair, both interiors and exteriors of pavilions that we wish we were still able to visit! Book is hardcover, 210 pages, with images in color and black and white. Book

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✨✧ Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four albums from the great Ben Sidran – a mighty hip jazz singer, and a great pianist too! First up is Free In America – 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". Doctor Is In is one of Ben Sidran's biggest records from the 70s – a smooth combination of jazz, fusion, soul, and a bit of New Orleans groove! There's still a very unique feel to Sidran's music here – a sense of personality that really makes the whole thing sparkle – and which keeps the record from sounding too much like anyone else. Grooves are a great mix of jazz and soul elements – in territory that certainly has a 70s LA sort of quality, but which never gets too poppy or commercial – thanks to Ben's vocals, and mostly small combo backings from players who include Phil Upchurch on bass, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Tony Williams on drums. Nick DeCaro adds in a bit of extra strings from time to time – and titles include "Silver's Serenade", "Charlie's Blues", "Be Nice", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "One Way Grave", and "See You On The Other Side". Little Kiss In The Night is one of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". Live At Montreux is tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to the more open flow of his Blue Thumb years – with plenty of room not only for Sidran's great vocals, but also from instrumental contributions from Steve Khan on guitar, Mike Mainieri on vibes, and the Brecker Brothers on horns. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Eat It", "Song For A Sucker Like You", "Midnight Tango/Walking With The Blues", and "Come Together". CD

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✨✧ Frederic TalgornAmerica Dreams ... CD
De Wolfe (UK), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry ThomasTerry Thomas Discovers America ... LP
Warner, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure comedy album from the UK actor who scored big in a number of 60s American comedies! Features arrangements by Dean Elliot – and the tunes "Booking The Beatles", "PTA Meeting", and "Hello Mater Hello Pater". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Boogie Down – America's Lost Disco, Funk, & Boogie ... LP
Past Due, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive batch of rare club tracks unearthed by Chicago's Past Due label, packaged together wonderfully as a document of a lost side of soul and disco! So far, Past Due's efforts have only surfaced as expensive 12" singles – so this collection is the first full length set to showcase the label's music – a treasure trove of under-discovered gems from the indie soul underground of the late 70s and early 80s! The music is to the far left of some of the better-known club work from the east coast of the time – including that of P&P Records – and most cuts here almost fall more in the upbeat funk mode than conventional disco grooves you'd find on bigger labels. Most numbers groove along in a wave of bumping bass, sweet keyboards, and other hip instrumental touches – and vocals are usually deep and soulful, much more so than in ordinary club. Titles include "Galaxy" by Visions Of Tomorrow, "Midnight Rhythm" by The Right Direction, "The Heat Is On" by Lonnie Givens, "Get Up Get Down & Let Your Body Pop" by Greyship Daviz, "Dance" by Destiny In Time Band, "Party" by Monofide, "Kiss You Everywhere" and "You Are Number One" by Devarne, "You Bring Out The Best In Me" by Destiny In Time, and "If You Like What We're Doing" by The Fabulous Kings. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownLiving In America (extended dance version, inst, album) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
From the Rocky IV soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles MingusPithycanthropus Erectus (America) ... LP
America (France), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
The famous Charles Mingus session recorded in Paris in October of 1970! The tracks here are all relatively long, and captured with an intensity that's similar to some of Charles' amazing live work from the same period – really cut loose and unfettered, with long solos that build up from a tremendous sense of imagination and creativity. The group's relatively small – a sextet with Mingus on bass, Jaki Byard on piano, Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Eddie Preston on trumpet, and Dannie Richmond on drums – all coming together in classic Mingus small group formation, with the kind of drive you'd expect more from the late 50s or early 60s. Titles include "Love Is A Dangerous Necessity", "Pithecanthropus Erectus", and "Peggy's Blue Skylight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing!)

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✨✧ SupertrampBreakfast In America ... CD
A&M, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CRC pressing.)
Also available Breakfast In America ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Musical Roots ... LP
Chess/Festival, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features work by Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, and other Chess Records artists! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMotown Year By Year – The Sound Of Young America 1982 ... CD
Motown, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features music by Dazz Band, Stevie Wonder, Debarge, High Inergy, Jermaine Jackson, Rick James, Bobby Nunn, Lionel Richie, Jean Carn, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben KatchorHand Drying In America & Other Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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 ... 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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✨✧ WipersYouth Of America ... LP
Jackpot, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain and some peeled spots on back.)

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✨✧ Oscar BrandLaughing America ... LP
Tradition, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Full CircleMyth America ... CD
CBS, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ VariousDos Estrellas Le Siguen – 17th Century Xacars & Dances In Spain & Latin America – Musica Ficta ... CD
Centaur, 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ George AdamsAmerica ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
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. 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
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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.)

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Pete Seeger & Brother KirkVisit Sesame Street ... LP
Children's Records Of America, 1974. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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VariousWhen Monkeys Were Gods! ... LP
Tremor/Metro America, 1985. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1970. Used ... 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. CD
(Out of print. Limited numbered edition. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyImprovisie (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1972. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Out of print. Limited numbered edition. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonDonna Lee (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite of Anthony Braxton's key French recordings – largely because the record captures him at a point when he was easily skirting between freer and more traditional styles! The group on the set is a quartet with Michael Smith on piano, Oliver Jackson on drums, and Peter Warren on bass – players that are well-suited to work with Braxton on the longer, numerically-named originals on the album – but who also sound incredible on the more straight ahead numbers on the set! The record's almost worth it alone for Braxton's sublime reading of "You Go To My Head" – done as a beautiful exercise in tone and balance that never fails to blow us away. Other tracks include a fiery reading of "Donna Lee", plus 2 more of Braxton's academic compositions. CD
(Out of print. Limited numbered edition. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Alan ShorterTes Esat (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few rare sessions ever cut by Wayne Shorter's brother, Alan Shorter – a fantastic avant garde trumpet player, and a creative musician who was every bit as talented as his brother, and who had a much farther-reaching sound! This session was recorded in France, and is very much in the spirit of the best work of the BYG/Actuel era – with an incredibly powerful sound that takes the ESP approach to avant jazz, and pushes it to the next leve. The set features a quartet with Johnny Dyani on bass and piano, Gary Windo on tenor, and Rene Agustus on drums and percussion – and amidst all the free playing, there's also internal groove that keeps the whole thing flowing beautifully along. Released only in France, and super hard to find. Tracks include "Beast Of Bash", "Disposition", and "One Million Squared". CD
(Out of print. Limited numbered edition. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlue Bird ... LP
America (France), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great French session by Charles Mingus – with a lineup that includes Charles McPherson on alto, Bobby Jones on tenor, Eddie Preston on trumpet, and Jaki Byard on piano! Three tracks, including the great reading of Bird's "Blue Bird" on side 2, and a lengthy take of his own "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird", plus the standard "I Left My Heart In San Francisco". A nice later side in a small group setting. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing!)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... 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
Also available Certain Blacks (Inner City pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Paul BleyImprovisie ... LP
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! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousMinimal Wave Tapes Vol 1 ... CD
Minimal Wave/Stones Throw, Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sparsely furnished underground new wave from Europe and North America in the early 80s – the first official Minimal Wave compilation from Veronica Vasicka's Minimal Wave label and the arbiters leftfield funky errata at Stones Throw! This is some of the deepest and rarest music from the nascent electro rock and post punk electronic underground of the 80s – most purportedly released on scarcely distributed cassettes, if they were ever really distributed at all beyond the hands of the artists involved – which is fascinating and everything, but the real story here is the exceptional quality. It's incredible stuff! The sound is impeccable, those primitive synth melodies and drum machine rhythms sounding sharp and clear. The songs are great, too, maybe a bit darker edged than the mainstream of the time, and without the cheesy and poorly aging pop sheen of the hits, but we have no doubt the artists here could have been stars had the material reached the right people. It's all wholly ripe for discovery and we already can't wait for Volume 2! Titles include "Way Out Of Living" by Linear Movement, "Flying Turns" by Crash Course In Science, ""Tempus Fugit" by Tara Cross, "Mickey, Please" by Bene Gesserit, "Reassurance Ritual" by Das Ding, "Radiance" by Oppenheimer Analysis, "Who's Really Listening" by Mark Lane, "The Cabinet" by Das Kabinette and more. 14 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousSalut Les Copains – 1959 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1959. 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 1959 volume include "Petite Fleur" by Henri Salvador, "Oh Pauvre Amour" by Danyel Gerard, "A Teenager In Love" by Marty Wilde, "Sweet Nothin's" by Brenda Lee, "Tout Doux Tout Doucement" by Marcel Amont, "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" by Emile Ford & The Checkmates, "Salut Les Copains" by Gilbert Becaud, "Le Claquer De Doigts" by Serge Gainsbourg, "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor & His Playboys, "Nouvelle Vauge" by Richard Anthony, "Trent-Neuf De Fievre" by Gabirle Dalar, and "Nous Avions Vingt Ans" by Huges Aufray. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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
(Includes download!)

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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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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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Gato BarbieriChapter Four – Alive In New York ... CD
Impulse, 1975. Used ... $9.99
Searing live work from Gato Barbieri – a brilliant little album that follows on the spirit of his other Latin America sessions for Impulse! The format here is similar to those studio outings – an organic blend of percussion, keyboards, and sax – all bubbling together in a highly rhythmic mode that easily shifts between electric and acoustic statements, all in a jazz-based pursuit of older Latin American rhythms and expressions! Eddie Martinez plays some great Fender Rhodes on the album – ringing out with warm tones that are strongly offset by Gato's sharp-edge tenor lines – and all tracks are nice and long, and flow with a sense of creative energy that almost surpasses the studio albums in the series! Titles include "Milonga Triste", "La China Leoncia", "Baihia", and "Lluvia Azul". CD
(Out of print. Digipack is slightly wavy.)

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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!)
Also available Under Fire ... LP 9.99

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Gato BarbieriUnder Fire ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Under Fire ... CD 13.99

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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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David Boykin & SebauLast Slave Movie/Which Side Are You On ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe one of the most political projects we've ever heard from saxophonist David Boykin, and one of the most ambitious too – a jazz opera that deals with the recent struggles of black America in the face of increased police brutality – inspired by the tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others! The piece features vocals – both sung and rhymed, performed by a group that was put together especially for this event – with vocals from Rhonda Gray and Quenna Lene, plus Boykin himself – and rhymes from Manu Wisdom. Bokyin plays fantastic tenor throughout, alongside drums from Josh Ross and bass from Rollo Radford – and the mix of voice with this stripped-down lineup is incredibly powerful, with the best energy of an underground project like this from the 70s. The group also features a bit of turntable work from Abstract Black and some piano from Aliyyah Heatherington – and the whole thing was recorded live in concert, in late 2017. CD

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James BrownGravity (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scotti Bros/Big Break (UK), 1986. New Copy ... About October 5, 2018
A bit of a comeback for James Brown – a mid 80s outing recorded with Dan Hartman, who gives the record a "contemporary" sound that's definitely a great way to slide James in with the younger crowd at the time! The style's still funky, but has more street soul elements too – and the record sports guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Steve Winwood, and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and although the production is a bit stiff at points, there's some undeniable quality in James that still makes some nice moments shine through! Titles include "Gravity", "Let's Get Personal", "How Do You Stop", "Living In America", "Goliath", "Repeat The Beat", and "Return To Me". Lots of bonus tracks too – including "Living In America (12" R&B dance)", "Living In America (inst)", "Living In America (soundtrack version)", "Gravity (12" ext)", "Goliath (12" message house mix)", "Gravity (single)", and "How Do You Stop (12" ext)". 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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James BrownSay It Live & Loud – Live In Dallas 1968 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy ... On October 12, 2018
An amazing James Brown live set from the crucial year of 1968 – the show that marked the debut of "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" – a cut that would become an anthem for much of America in the years to come! The feel here is somewhat similar to Brown's famous Boston show of the same year – a mix of blistering uptempo funk tracks, played by the band at a clip that's even faster than their studio sides, mixed with a few more stripped-down, personal cuts that feature James getting a bit more intimate with the audience. The production quality of the set is wonderful – and it leaves in all the hip spoken bits between tracks, really preserving the liveness of the concert, and packaging the whole thing with some great notes and photos too! Titles include "I Guess I'll Have To Cry Cry Cry", "Say It Loud", "If I Ruled The World", "There Was A Time", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Got The Feeling", "Cold Sweat", "Please Please Please", "Tighten Up", "Licking Stick", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel ColombierWings ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
French arranger/composer Michel Colombier was responsible for some incredibly beautiful and nicely funky baroque easy recordings during the late 60s. This album has him working in America, bringing his unusual style to the A&M studios, and working with Herb Albert to realize a new level of pop that stretched beyond the usual chart styles of A&M in the 60s. About the half the tracks are instrumentals, and the rest are vocals, with lyrics by Paul Williams – and performances by Lani Hall, Herb Albert, and Bill Medley. The record includes the nice funky break track "Pourquoi Pas?", plus other mellower moments like "Emmanuel", "All In All", "Thalassa", and "Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, with an old price sticker on back.)

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Yamandu CostaRecanto ... CD
Bagual (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little set from guitarist Yamandu Costa – one that follows in the legacy of previous albums of Brazilian guitar, but which also draws plenty of inspiration from the larger South American scene as well! Costa originally intended the set as a solo record, but soon found himself working in modes influenced by sounds from Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Peruo, and Paraguay – which opened up a need to collaborate with a few other musicians alongside his deft work on the strings – Guto Wirtti on bass, Armando Marcal on percussion, Ernesto Fagundes on bombo, and Martin Sued on bandoneon. The different styles work together nicely as a suite – almost an acoustic guitar take on the Latin America recordings by Gato Barbieri in the early 70s – and titles include "Amigo Juan", "Chegada", "Mangore", "Scherzando", "Recanto", "Valdeos", "Paraguayta", and "La Catedral". CD

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Noel CowardNoel Coward Album (Noel Coward In New York/Noel Coward At Las Vegas) ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A great 2-fer – featuring both of Noel Coward's Columbia albums in one 70s set. First up is Noel Coward In New York – a very cool album from Coward – a talent you're probably more familiar with as a playwright, but who also happens to be quite the entertainer! This album is one of two great sets that Coward recorded live in the US in the mid 50s, and they really show him opening up a lot from earlier recordings – singing with an ease and swinging style that adds a whole new level to his classic compositions. It helps that Peter Matz is handling the backing and arrangements – jazzing up Noel's tunes with a nice 50s style – and the live setting of the recordings make them come off well, especially as the audiences are very enthusiastic! Titles include "Wait A Bit Joe", "Why Must The Show Go On", "I Like America", "Luisa", "I Went To A Marvelous Party", and "20th Century Blues". Next is Noel Coward at Las Vegas, one of our favorite vocal albums of the 50s – an incredibly witty live set from Noel Coward, recorded in Las Vegas, with a very different style than some of his other records! The Noel Coward you'll hear here is still steeped in the mannered wit of his earlier plays, but he's also let himself go considerably – working in front of a live audience with an eager ear for well crafted lyrics and innuendo. The songs are mostly numbers from Coward's earlier shows, but they're sung in a hip swinging loungey style that really gives them legs – moving them past their staid roots into strong 50s vocal territory. Includes 2 great remakes of Cole Porter numbers – "Let's Do It" and "Begin The Beguine", both with Coward's own lyrics – plus "Uncle Harry", "A Bar On The Piccola Marina", "World Weary", and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Brian Eno & David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ... CD
Sire, 1981. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' ... CD
Mercury, 1983. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Marvin GayeYou're The Man (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A super-dope song from Marvin Gaye – and one that wasn't originally issued on LP! The track is a very righteous, very political tune – sounding almost more like Curtis Mayfield than Marvin, and with a heavy funky approach to the groove that takes the cut way past its politics! Really a great number – and a must-have 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve with split seams.)

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Gilberto GilEm Concerto ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1988. Used ... $8.99
A tremendous live set from Gilberto Gil – recorded in a very personal, intimate style – one that features a lot of Gil speaking to the audience, and a mostly acoustic format that recalls some of the spare brilliance of earlier albums! Gil accompanies himself on acoustic guitar, and sings in his hauntingly melodic style that seems to seep out and fill in all the other spaces when the instrumentation drops out. Really wonderful stuff – with tracks that include "Mamma", "Mar De Copacabana", "Soy Loco Por Ti America", "Procissao", "Domingo No Parque", and "Eu Vim Da Bahia". CD
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Joao GilbertoLive In Montreux ... CD
Elektra (Brazil), 1987. Used ... $13.99
A later album by Joao – but a really lovely live performance that sparkles with the warmth and intimacy of his earlier studio albums! The album's got a total of 13 tracks, all recorded at the Montreux jazz festival in 1985 – with no backing for Joao's voice other than his light lively acoustic guitar, which holds up extremely well over the nearly 70-minute long performance. Titles include "Estate", "Menino Do Rio", "Adeus America", "Rosa Morena", "Sandalia De Prata", and "Sem Compromiso". CD
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