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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". CD
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP 18.99

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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99
 
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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... CD
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and simply a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. CD
Also available For The Whole World To See ... LP 14.99

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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music didn't really sound like this in '75 – and it would be as easy to label the sound as something like, "mid 70s Detroit African American precursor to Husker Du", etc, but this is a honestly a pretty remarkable album for its time that we don't want to trivialize it with a lazy nutshell description. The group does distill their influences in a way that's reminiscent of some midwestern post punk, but Death is pre-punk, making it a really fascinating record, and a blast to crank up in your headphones! Titles include "Keep On Knocking", "Rock-N-Roll Victim", the longer, seemingly Arthur Lee influenced "Let The World Turn" (eventually nailing a fiercer sound the likes of which Love never messed with), "You're A Prisoner", "Freakin Out", "Where Do We Go From Here???" and "Politicians In My Eyes". 7 songs, 27 minutes, and pretty awesome. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Whole World To See ... CD 12.99

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LoveForever Changes ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Very Good ... $59.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time! The record's got a sound that's completely unique – as crack LA garage punk rock meets Hollywood baroque production, and the result is an amazing bit of loud guitar noise backed by strings and horns, all graced by the godlike vocals of the great Arthur Lee. Forever Changes is a milestone in rock – an incredibly bleak document about insanity, escape, and the coming revolution that never happened. Think of all the best moments of Wild In The Streets, Zabriske Point, and Invocation of My Demon Brother rolled into one – and you'll only have a tiny slice of the picture! A record that will haunt us until the day we die – filled with incredible songs like "Alone Again Or", "Old Man", "Daily Planet", "Red Telephone", and "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark & Hilldale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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VariousMod World – Adventures In Ska, Soul, Blues & Jazz ... CD
Metro Select (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
A mod world in many flavors – not just the British rock groups that grew out of the London scene of the 60s, but all the earlier records that influenced their groove! In truth, the approach here is more soul and R&B than anything else – filled with the kind of tight, gritty cuts that crossed over big in the early years of The Rolling Stones and Who – and which have continued to be some of the sharpest grooves that have ever grabbed our ears. Most numbers here are from the late 50s and early 60s, and the 2CD set features 48 tracks that include "A Certan Girl" by Ernie K Doe, "Bring It To Jerome" by Bo Diddley, "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Anna" by Arthur Alexander, "If You Live" by Mose Allison, "Set Me Free" by Irma Thomas, "Shakin All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, "Night Train Mambo" by Jimmy Forrest, "Tonk Game" by Hank Marr, "Boogie In My Bones" by Laurel Aitkin, "Easy Snapping" by Clue J & His Blues Busters, "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" by Lazy Lester, "Congo Mombo" by Guitar Gabel & The Musical Kings, "Emmmitt Lee" by Carol Fran, and "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman. CD

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VariousTaboo – An Exploration Into The Exotic World Of Taboo Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
One song, swung a number of different ways – in this special 10" album that presents nine different readings of the classic Lecuona song "Taboo"! The tune was not just an exotica standard in the late 50s, but was a Latin classic too – and the versions here nicely skirt between both modes – from tropical instrumentation to more driving rhythms, with even a bit of vocals as well! Includes versions of "Taboo" by Arthur Lyman, Charles Blackwell, The Shangaans, Lecuona Cuban Boys, Caterina Valente, Tito Rivera, Frank Trumbauer, Sylvie Mora, and Cyril Diaz. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTav Falco's Wild & Exotic World Of Musical Obscurities ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A weird and wild batch of tunes put together by Memphis legend Tav Falco – some of which are the heavy guitar cuts you'd expect, mixed with others that are surprising pop oddities from the 50s! The track list is nice and big – which leaves plenty of room for unusual choices and free play between the different styles – and Falco wrote the liner notes himself, at a level that really illuminates some of these unusual tunes! Titles include "I'm Doubtful Of Your Love" by Benny Joy, "It's All Your Fault" by Bobby Lee Trammell, "Warrior Sam" by Don Willis, "I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "She's The One That's Got It" by Allen Page, "Harry Lime Theme" by Anton Karas, "Donauwellen" by Alexander Princes, "Guarda Che Luna" by Fred Buscaglione, "Desde El Alma" by Osvaldo Pugliese, "Jungle Fever" by Charlie Feathers, and "Real Cool Trash" by Tav himself. CD

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✨✧ LoveDa Capo ... CD
Elektra, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning second album from Love – a set that's still without the fuller orchestrations and baroque touches of Forever Changes – but which already shows the group moving in that direction! The rough, gritty edge of the group is very firmly intact – but they've already got a really fresh way of putting over a song – by complicating the rhythms a bit, going for unusual tonal colors, and furthering the really imaginative songwriting of Arthur Lee. Side one features some incredibly haunting shorter tunes that point the way towards Forever Changes – including the insanely wonderful "She Comes In Colors", the Latin-tinged "Que Vida", and the cuts "Stephanie Knows Who", "The Castle", and "Seven & Seven Is". Side two is a total freak-out – an 18 minute bluesy guitar jam, very over the top stuff – and quite unusual in length for a rock album in 1966! CD
 
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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the set are simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals! Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art PepperNeon Art Vol 3 (yellow colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Omnivore, 1981. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Amazing Art Pepper – work from a 1981 tour of Japan, all of it unreleased – and presented here in a package that sparkles alongside some of his best later albums! Side one is mindblowing – an album-side track that has Art stretching out in so many different ways – voicing these really creative lines on the tune "Make A List", as the rhythm section of George Cables on piano, David Williams on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums make these snapping grooves to keep the whole thing going. Side two features two slightly shorter numbers – "Arthur's Blues" and "Everything Happens To Me" – both wonderful examples of the genius that Pepper was expressing near the end of his life! All tracks previously unreleased – and issued here in a limited vinyl format! LP, Vinyl record album
(A really nicely done release on Omnivore – on yellow colored vinyl, with some circle punches in the sleeve to show it off – plus a download card.)
Also available Neon Art Vol 3 ... CD 14.99

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Planet PatrolCheap Thrills (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Nice electro beats from Arthur Baker and John Robie's glory days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing, in a Tommy Boy sleeve. Sleeve and labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Planet PatrolI Didn't Know I Loved You (voc, inst)/Play At Your Own Risk (acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Gary Glitter tune's given the Arthur Baker electro treatment for your breaking pleasure, plus the acapella to "Play At Your Own Risk". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively political, but never overwrought – and Tapscott is playing with a strong quintet that includes Black Arthur Blythe on alto, David Bryant and Walter Savage on bass, and Everett Brown on drums. The lineup is great – and Blythe is a real revelation, with a tone and style that's different than some of his later work, but equally soulful – and the use of two basses makes for some wonderful rhythmic elements that really drive the modal energy of the music. The set includes an important early version of "The Dark Tree" – a modal groover that's one of Tapscott's lasting legacies – plus the tunes "Niger's Theme", "For Fats", and "The Giant Is Awakened". CD
(The pressing is nearly sold out – and we were able to get ahold of just a few more copies! Get it while we got it!)

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✨✧ New OrderConfusion (voc, confused beats, inst, rough mix) ... 12-inch
Factory (UK), Early 80s. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A breakin' classic – and the record that almost got Arthur Baker into a lot of trouble! The track's presented here in the original pic sleeve version – very abstract cover art and label notes, almost obscuring Baker's original relation to the tune – quite possibly why he felt free to issue his own US version of the track! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Later UK pressing in an un-embossed sleeve, with a small peeled spot on back.)

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✨✧ VariousCalifornia Funk – Funk 45s From The Golden State (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Jazzman take on the Cali scene – and the results are every bit as amazing as you might imagine! Like previous Texas, Florida, and Midwest Funk comps on the label, this volume is essential listening all the way through – a massive dig into rare west coast grooves of the late 60s and 1970s – presented with excellent notes on every single track, and more than enough historical detail to put the music in perspective! The whole thing's fully legit, with great mastering on most cuts – and the track list is filled with rare gems we've never seen on any other collections before – a massive funky treasure trove that includes "Turn It Over" by Chucky Thurmon, "Farm Song" by Leon Gardner, "What Goes Around Comes Around (part 1)" by Arthur Monday, "Get It Right" by Rhon Silva, "Funky Fire" by Billy Larkin, "WB" by California Gold Notes, "Curse Upon The World" by Apple & The Three Oranges, "Cold Heat" by Lil Lavair & The Fabulous Jades, "Bones" by Winter, "Smokin Tidbits" by Edwards Generation, "Al's Place" by Enrique Olivarez Y Los Vampiros, "Talking About My Baby" by John Heartsman & Circles, "What's Going On" by Mr Clean & The Soul Inc, and "All Bundled Into One" by Water Color. CD

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✨✧ James CarrMan Needs A Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Goldwax/P-Vine (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime southern soul from one of the greats! James Carr is right up there with the best of the 60s – Otis Redding, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and others – but he never made it as big as them because of personal troubles and bad planning on the part of his label and management. Fortunately, his genius has been kept alive by record collectors everywhere – for whom this rare gem is a holy grail! The album features 11 tunes that sum up the best of the south in the 60s – all sung by James with his unbelievably heartbreaking voice. Titles include "The Dark End Of The Street", "You've Got My Mind Messed Up", "A Woman Is A Man's Best Friend", "I'm A Fool For You", "Stronger Than Love", "More Love", and "Sowed Love & Reaped A Heartache". Plus, the CD also features 13 more bonus tracks – including "A Losing Game", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Let's Face Facts", "Ring Of Fire", "The Lifetime Of A Man", "You Hurt So Good", "Message To Young Lovers", and "Who's Been Warming My Oven". CD
Also available Man Needs A Woman ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ RaindropsRaindrops ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two girl singers, one guy – and a sound that's a lot more striking than you might expect! With a name like The Raindrops, you might expect echoey sadness – ala The Fleetwoods – but the approach here is more punched-up and rocking, with a surprisingly soulful undercurrent too! The girls are in the lead on all numbers, but have a way of really hitting a great range in their vocals – which are often pushed by the guy coming in with deep dipping bass parts – all amidst some smashing arrangements from Brooks Arthur, produced by the great Jeff Barry! There's lots of vocal pyrotechnics – almost doo woppy at times – and titles include "Isn't That Love", "The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget", "I Won't Cry", "What A Guy", "It's So Wonderful", and "I Won't Cry". CD
 
 
 



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