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AmericaHearts ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Warm wonderful work from America – keenly collaborating here with producer George Martin, who helps them take their already-great sound into a whole new dimension! Martin's got a wonderfully smooth touch on his studio work here – cool, compressed, and just right for the group's harmony approach – yet never in ways that are slick or sleepy at all! If anything, there might even be more intimacy to these songs than on the group's initial records – and the best vocal and acoustic touches are still preserved nicely amidst some larger lovely arrangements from George. Titles include "Sister Golden Hair", "Midnight", "Bell Tree", "Old Virginia", "People In The Valley", "Seasons", and "Daisy Jane". 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 ... $15.99 16.98
A dream of a record if you love America as much as us – a set of rare early demo tracks that show the group's harmony charms in a wonderfully stripped-down mode! Most of the work here features acoustic guitar and just a bit of added instrumentation – yet the songs are maybe just as heavenly as the trio's famous studio sides produced by George Martin at the time – lean magic that completely reinvented the role of the harmony voice in rock music for the 70s! A few of these tracks were issued on CD in recent years, but lots of the work here is previously unissued – and together, the whole thing feels like this lost album from the years before their big label fame – the kind of indie roots the group never had, presented here with sound that's way more superb than you might expect from the "home recordings" in the title. Titles include "Goodbye", "Riverside", "Here", "James Holladay", "How Long", "Sea Of Destiny", "Rainy Day", "Satan", "Monster", "Man Of Pride", "Wind Wave", "Mitchum Junction", and "Ventura Highway". CD

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Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy Orchestra Of AmericaMystic Solar Dance ... LP
Kitty (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Bingo Miki leads an American-staffed version of his Inner Galaxy Orchestra through a set of his own compositions – with players who include Eric Marienthal on flute, alto, and soprano – plus Chester Thompson on drums, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes, and Walter Fowler on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Echoing America (Stefano Torossi & Giovanni TomassSix Dimension/Coast To Coast ... 7-inch
Cometa (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ United States Of AmericaUnited States Of America (mono colored vinyl pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE greatest experimental rock albums of the 60s – a landmark effort from a short-lived group that included avant musicians Joe Byrd and Gordon Marron! The group's got a really tremendous sound – part psyche, part electronic, and part folk rock – all put together in a freewheeling style that cares little for genre or convention – and which must have really shook the roots of Columbia Records when they submitted the tape for this set! The instrumentation on the set should be enough to pop your cork – as the group uses ring modulator, electric drums, electric harpsichord, organ, calliope, and other early electronic instruments – but their sound is topped off with some really beautiful vocals from singer Dorothy Moskowitz, adding a light touch that really makes for a strange juxtaposition! The lyrics are a bit poetic and trippy – in a good way – and titles include "The American Metaphysical Circus", "Garden Of Earthly Delights", and "Cloud Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ AmericaHat Trick ... LP
Warner, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm, mellow, and completely sublime – the mighty America at the height of their powers – working with a quality that nobody else can match! The trio wrap together all the best ideas that were bubbling under in the LA scene of the late 60s – vocal harmonies, studio perfection, and even touches of rootsy instrumentation – yet find a space to work all these elements together in a rich sound that's completely unique – amazingly understated at times, despite a near-perfect level of production! The whole album's great – even their original version of "Muskrat Love" – nestled in here next to "Rainbow Song", "Submarine Ladies", "Molten Love", "Green Monkey", and "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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✨✧ AmericaLive ... LP
Warner, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has moderate wear.)

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Gilad AtzmonIn Loving Memory of America ... CD
Enja/Tip Toe (Germany), 2009. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Luis BacalovCarrefour/Sistemo L'America E Torno ... 7-inch
RCA/Four Flies (Italy), 1974/1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
One of the funkiest tunes we've ever heard from Luis Bacalov – quite different than both the western and sentimental soundtrack material that's usually his better-known work! "Carrefour" has a wicked drumbreak at the start – snapping under cool wah-wah guitar that's very loose and open – while a bassline kicks in and makes the whole thing even better, and organ, tenor, and percussion build as the tune moves on! "Sistemo L'America" has lots of percussion right at the start – funky congas next to more great bass – topped with tinkling piano, sweet flute, and some very nice organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has a cut corner that has a small peeled spot.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriLatino America ... CD
Impulse, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $15.99
Fantastic 2 CD set compiling the tracks from Gato's first two LPs for Impulse, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks, and full length versions of tracks that were edited on the original albums. In case you don't know this stuff, it's amazing. Gato went down to Argentina to record the stuff, and it's an insane mix of nuevo tango, South American percussion, and Gato's wonderful reed work – which at this point has a hard edge with a lot of soul, and sounds a lot like Pharoah Sanders. Excellent stuff throughout, with a great booklet that tells the full story of the amazing sessions, and which really opens up the music. One of our fave reissues from Impulse! With the tracks "India", "Gato Gato", "To Be Continued", "Encontros", and "Encuentros". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Digipack has some edgewear.)

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Soledad BravoGrandes De America ... LP
Polydor (Colombia), 1974. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownLiving In America (extended dance version, inst, album) ... 7-inch
Scotti Bros, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
From the Rocky IV soundtrack. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FallPart Of America Therein 1981 ... LP
Cottage, 1982. Near Mint- ... $49.99
An early 80s live testament to The Fall – recorded during the group's second American tour in front of what sounds like a couple dozen fans (or maybe the other couple hundred needed more time to process the snide genius of the group on stage) – as solid a live early snapshot of the group as we've heard! Loose, but punchy guitar and drums provide the right backdrop for Mark E Smith's nail gun lyricism. Includes "The NWRA", "Hip Priest", "Totally Wired", "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul", "Winter", "Deer Park", "Middle Mass", "Winter", "An Older Lover" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fred Frith/Bob Ostertag/Phil MintonVoice Of America ... CD
RecRec, 1982. Used ... $6.99
Each side is a separate recording of live improvisations by Frith on guitar and Ostertag on synthesizer, with a host of tapes, radios, and sontact mics. Both performances were recorded at different points in 1981. Phil Minton sings on the second side. Many of the tape samples were recorded in Nicaragua in 1980. The pieces seem to focus on the conflicts in Central America at the time. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gandini/Bolanos/Nobre/Bazan/Enriquez/LanzaNew Music From South America For Chamber Orchestra – Conducted By Alcides Lanza ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria GaynorAmerica/Runaround Love ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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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Coleman Hawkins, Willis Jackson, Gene Ammons, etcBroadway Scene – Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen ... LP
Moodsville, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
A cool collection of Prestige Records work – with performances by Coleman Hawkins, Willis Jackson, Gene Ammons, Frank Wess, Dave Pike, Thad Jones, Ted Curson, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing.)

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Paul HumphreyAmerica, Wake Up ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great album of funky instrumentals from legendary drummer Paul Humphrey – a set that's got a wonderfully quirky feel, and rhythms that change up the groove a lot more than usual! Paul's not content to stick in a simple backbeat mode here – and he really opens up in his approach to the kit on the set – bringing in lots of freer jazzy inflections yet still keeping the tracks short, focused, and nicely to the point. A key example of this groove is the legendary cut "Uncle Willie's Dream" – a quirky little number that dances around tremendously, and which was sampled by Tribe Called Quest for their second album! Instrumentation is mostly in a small combo mode, and players include Phil Upchurch on bass, Joe Sample on keyboards, Charles Owens on reeds, and Arthur Adams on guitar. Titles include "America Wake Up", "Uncle Willie's Dream", "I'd Walk A Mile For A Smile", "Chin Music", "Cochise", "What's That Noise, PK?", "Butterball", and "That's Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small cutout hole.)
 
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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

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... CD
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! CD
Also available Improvisie ... LP 23.99

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... LP
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Improvisie ... CD 16.99

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Billy CobhamIncoming ... CD
America/Musidisc, 1989. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Memphis SlimSo Long ... LP
America (France), Early 70s. Sealed ... $23.99
One of the overlooked French recordings by Memphis Slim – with tracks that include "Black Gal", "Smiling To Keep Me From Crying", "Driving Me To Drink", "Early In The Morning", "So Long", "When I Am On My Way", "I Cried", and "Your Little Poodle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl Perkins/Jerry Lee Lewis/Roy Orbison/Johnny CaClass Of 55 – Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming ... LP
America, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a mark from sticker removal.)

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Roswell RuddRoswell Rudd ... LP
America (France), 1965. Near Mint- ... $64.99
One of the rarest albums by avant trombonist Roswell Rudd – and one of the best! This little gem was issued by the America label during the glory days of the Paris free jazz scene, but it actually was recorded in the Netherlands in 1965, with a style that's quite similar to Rudd's work with the New York Contemporary Five. The group's a quartet with John Tchicai on alto, Louis Moholo on drums, and Finn Von Eyben on bass – playing with a New York "new thing" style that's always been one of our favorite moments in the 60s avant garde. The work is free, but controlled – spacious, yet powerful – and a prime example of the genius that Rudd brought to avant scenes on both side of the Atlantic before his unfortunate years of retirement. Titles include "Jabulani", "Respects", "Old Stuff", and "Sweet Smells". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonSaxophone Improvisations – Series F (2LP version) ... LP
America (France), Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Proof that Anthony Braxton on his own could generate as much excitement as a whole group of other players! The album's a key work in the tradition of Braxton's seminal For Alto session for Delmark – played on alto sax as well, and featuring Braxton in solo exploration of a variety of original compositions – all named with unique mathematical formulas, but delivered with an intensely personal sound that's anything but academic! Braxton's work on the alto here is some of the greatest of the time – an exploration of realms of the instrument hardly ever expected – and a rich journey that takes along bits of Parker, Stitt, and Konitz – but comes up with a sound that can only be described as Braxton at his purest! Surprisingly soulful throughout, and a great example of why we treasure solo Braxton so highly. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing!)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Featuring Stephane Grappelli ... LP
America/Prestige, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
French violinist Stephane Grappelli joins up with one of Oscar Peterson's European trios for this 1973 recording – which features Kenny Clarke on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. The tracks are mostly standards in a swing-based mode – and the album was originally issued on the American label in France. Titles include "Flamingo", "Them There Eyes", "Thou Swell", "Looking At You", "Autumn Leaves", "Blues For Musidisc", "My Heart Stood Still", and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Marcos ArielNoite Feliz ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
A set of solo piano Christmas tunes from Brazilian keyboardist Marcos Ariel – a record that seems to start out with a familiar vibe, but then takes off into some very nice directions of its own! Ariel serves up a relatively straight take on "Jingle Bells" at the start – almost like a pianist in a cocktail bar – but then moves into material that includes some of his own tunes, as well as work by Milton Nascimento, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. Titles include "Conversa Com Os Anjos", "Valsa De Santa Clara", "Ave Maria", "Luz Do Natal", "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "O Velhino", "Cancao Da America", and "Ebony & Ivory". CD

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon, although that instrument gets plenty of play too – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Sealed ... $11.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Les Baxter/Mike Curb/The 13th PowerWild In The Streets ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
Hilarious! This is the soundtrack to a goofy late 60s shocker film about the time when hippies and young folks would take over America. Les Baxter handled the musical score for the film, but the real treat is the schlocky rock tracks – written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with arrangements by Mike Curb in that fuzzy Tower/AIP mode! The lyrics are hysterical, but also oddly catchy, even though they're trying to make fun of 60s rock. Titles include "Psychedelic Senate", "Fourteen Or Fight", "Wild In The Streets", "Sally LeRoy", and "Free Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlondiePlastic Letters ... LP
Chrysalis, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A seminal album from the New York scene – one that took the sound of the lower east side into the bedrooms of America – thanks to the tightness and charm of the group! Chris Stein is in the lead on loads of fantastically sharp guitar lines, Clement Burke gives the music a mighty nice kick on drums, and James Destri brings in a range of keyboard elements that perfectly hang the record between early punk and new wave modes – and maybe underscore some of the beautifully tuneful lead vocals from the great Debby Harry! There's few better places to start if you're looking to leap into Blondie – and titles include the classic "I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear", plus "I'm On E", "Fan Mail", "Bermuda Triangle Blues", "Youth Nabbed As Sniper", "I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No", "Cautious Lip", "Detroit 442", and "Love At The Pier". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was taken up around the world, and which still packs a pretty hard punch today! The album's filled with other excellent cuts – like the tasty funk number "Lickin' Stick", with some rocket-driven guitar, and the great instrumental "Shades of Brown". Other titles include "Goodbye My Love (parts 1&2)", "Let Them Talk", "I Love You", and "I Guess I'll Have To Cry Cry Cry". CD

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Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together ... LP
RCA, 1977. Sealed ... $23.99
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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

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DD SoundCafe ... LP
Emergency, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Soaring grooves from DD Sound – short for Disco Delivery Sound – a group with European origins, but remixed in America here for the US market! Side one of the album features the side-long title track "Cafe" – a very long number that builds beautifully from percussion, keyboards, and strings – all without vocals! Side two features three shorter numbers – "She's Not A Disco Lady", "Back Street Baby", and "Show Me Your Love" – the first of which has a nice vocoder bit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, split top seam, and light wear.)

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

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Brian Eno & David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts ... LP
Sire, 1981. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in Byrne's early Talking Heads records – but the overall sound is much more stark than that work, and is characterized by key found vocals and odd ethnic bits that really set the tone for each new tune. Eno's influence is felt strongly in the simplicity of the tracks, and in the darkly resonant production modes – that classic Eno touch used here before it became a bit too trademark, in a way that could still make a record like this sound great, even when coming from major label sources! A key force in shaping countless genres to come in the next 25 years – with great tracks that include "America Is Waiting", 'Regiment", "The Jezebel Spirit", "Qu'ran", "Moonlight In Glory", "A Secret Life", "Come With Us", and "Mountain Of Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including "Qu'Ran".)

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

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Fabio FrizziZombi 2/Un Gatto Nel Cervello ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1979/1990. Used ... $9.99
A pair of weird soundtracks from Italian soundtrack heavy Fabio Fizzi – the stylistically sprawling music for Zombi 2 (released in America as Zombie) and some later compositions for Un Gatto Nel Cervello! The Zombi grooves are wildly unpredictable – from neo Carribbean inflections, to electronics reminiscent of John Carpenter, to African percussion. Wild stuff for a movie about Zombie carnage – and yes, that's the movie with the zombie-shark faceoff! Un Gatto Nel Cervello finds Frizzi working in a more classically soundtracky style – but it's done on synthesizers, which gives it seedy undercurrent! Both soundtracks on a single CD – with each consisting of multiple title theme sequences – and featuring 23 tracks in all. CD

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellSatisfied Feelin/Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic early Ashford & Simpson magic! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve,including the jukebox tab.)

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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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✨✧ Joe HarriottFree Form (UK pressing) ... CD
Redial (UK), 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Essential! This is the landmark album that forever put saxophonist Joe Harriott on the map, and it's a brilliant batch of tracks that prove that Harriott was advancing the jazz avant garde in England as much as players like Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor were advancing it in America. Despite the "free form" of the title, the tracks are more "new thing" – somewhat structured, with a rhythmic approach that's still a little straight, but solos that go nice and outside. Joe's overall conception is a beautiful mix of angular thinking with freely expressed soulful emotion – and the record's one that ranks up there with the 10 most groundbreaking of the 60s! The group's about as fantastic as you could ever expect from England at the time – with Shake Keane on trumpet, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Phil Seamen on drums – and titles include "Formation", "Coda", "Abstract", "Straight Lines", and "Impression". CD
(Out of print.)

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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
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

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ImpressionsThis Is My Country/My Woman's Love ... 7-inch
Curtom, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the most beautifully political tunes ever recorded by The Impressions – a wonderful track that reclaims America for the folks who really make it happen – and which somehow manages to do the whole thing soulfully enough to win over any dissenters! "This Woman's Love" is great too – a sweeter ballad-style number that recalls the group's earlier sides for ABC. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Buddah sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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



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