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LoveDa Capo ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Very Good ... $59.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing with red labels.)

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LoveFalse Start ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Later work from Love, and more of an Arthur Lee record than a true group effort – but still pretty nice! There's a hard rocking sound on most of the cuts – very fierce guitars, but also done with a nicely rhythmic approach that has less noodly bits than other groups of the time, and which even comes across as fairly soulful on a few tracks, too! A lot of the soul comes through in Arthur's vocals, which are wonderful, and the album is well worth a discovery. Very underappreciated, which is understandable given the grandure of Arthur Lee's earlier ouvre – but very a worthwhile record the bests most psyche era rock records! Jimi Hendrix played on one number, "The Everlasting First" and other titles include "Feel Daddy Feel Good", "Ride That Vibration", "Love Is Coming", "Slick Dick", "Stand Out", "Keep On Shining", and "Gimi A Little Break". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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LoveOut There ... CD
Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking style that has less of the baroque arrangements of albums like Da Capo or Forever Changes. Arthur Lee's still as incredible as ever – with that slightly mad vocal approach that gives even the most mundane tunes a real edge – and the guitar work's supported by an even heavier style of rhythm, one that almost gives a few tracks some nice funky moments. CD features 14 tracks in all, including "Gimi A Little Break", "Nice To Be", "Listen To My Song", "I'll Pray For You", "Love Is Coming", "Signed DC", "Gather Round", and "Love Is More Than Words Or Better Late Than Never". CD

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VariousFlip Doo Wop Vol 1 ... CD
Flip/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A treasure trove of Los Angeles vocal group material from the earliest days of soul – all pulled together from the vaults of the sweet indie Flip Records, and collected here in a mix of rare singles and some previously unissued tracks! Flip's approach is decidedly hip – served up with some of that west coast style that would add in a key extra instrumental element to the vocal group harmonies, but with more than enough dynamic vocal interplay right up front in the mix – all the kind of energy you'd get from more stripped-down productions from the east, with some genius moments that show that LA was no slouch when it came to matching the group harmonies back in New York and Philly! Titles on this first volume include "Stay Mine" by The Falcons, "I'll Have Memories Of You" by Arthur Lee Maye & Group, "Send Me Flowers" by The Six Teens, "Death Of An Angel" by Donald Woods & The Vel-Aires, "You Yakity Yak Too Much" by The Flippers, "Don't Worry About A Thing" by The Sweet Teens, "You Are The Only One" by Candy Rivers & The Flippers, "White Port & Lemon Juice" by The Bel-Aires, and "Baby We Two" by The Rhythm Masters. CD

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VariousFlip Doo Wop Vol 2 ... CD
Flip/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A treasure trove of Los Angeles vocal group material from the earliest days of soul – all pulled together from the vaults of the sweet indie Flip Records, and collected here in a mix of rare singles and some previously unissued tracks! Flip's approach is decidedly hip – served up with some of that west coast style that would add in a key extra instrumental element to the vocal group harmonies, but with more than enough dynamic vocal interplay right up front in the mix – all the kind of energy you'd get from more stripped-down productions from the east, with some genius moments that show that LA was no slouch when it came to matching the group harmonies back in New York and Philly! Titles on this second volume include "Why Don't You Answer" by The Maharajahs, "Heaven In My Arms" by Donald Woods & The Vel-Aires, "Deposit Your Love" by Richard Owens & The Ivy Leaguers, "Teenage Promise" by Trudy Williams & The Six Teens, "Cause You're Mine Alone" by Arthur Lee Maye, "Where You Been So Long" by The Rainiers, "Somewhere There's A Rainbow" by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs, "Looking For You" by The Dukes, "Puddin Pie" by The Lockettes, "Since You've Been Gone" by The Dreamers, and "My Girl" by The Cyclones. CD

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VariousGolden Groups ... CD
Specialty, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Way more than just the doo wop stereotypes you might expect from a title like "Golden Groups" – as the CD features some incredible group harmony work from the west coast scene of the 50s – most of which never charted much at the time, and which represents the real treasures you can find once you start digging deeper in doo wop! The tracks are all from Specialty and related labels – produced with a simple, elegant approach that brings strongest focus on the vocals, and which often lets the singers do their thing with just a few added instruments for accompaniment. 25 tracks in all – including "I'll Find Her" by The Dukes, "Don't You Know" by Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns, "A Foolish Fool" by Ben Zeppa, "Chop Chop" by The Chimes, "Closer To Heaven" by The Monitors, "Arlene" by The Titans, "Silly Dilly" by The Pentagons, "Over The Rainbow" by The Echoes, "I Want Cha Baby" by Byron Slick Gipson & The Sliders, and "Our Romance" by Clydie King. CD

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VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 1 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A huge discovery in vocal group material from the 50s – served up in this excellent series of tracks from the vaults of LA's Modern Records label! Most folks associate the early vocal group sounds with the east coast or Chicago scenes of the postwar years – but there was also plenty of harmonizing and doo wop on the west coast, too – although sometimes not as well-exposed as the bigger hits back east! This series really corrects that mistake – and serves up a stunning wealth of work from the early Cali scene – tracks recorded by the Modern Records label, a company with a rich legacy in jump blues, R&B, and other hip postwar styles – all of which they brought to play on their recordings in a vocal group mode. The Modern approach often has some wonderful arrangements that further empower the vocals – a harder swing that gives the singers the same push as some of the label's solo acts – and as usual for Ace Records, this collection moves way past the hits, to include some unreleased tracks, and rare singles from the Modern, RPM, Crown, and Flair labels. Volume 1 features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Native Girl" by The Native Boys, "Love Only You" by The Meadowlarks, "Sacroilliac Swing" by The Drifters, "I Wanna Love" by Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns, "You Better Stop" by The Original Jubalaires, "Be Cool My Heart" by Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, "Let Me Be Your Man" by The Five Hearts, "Forever" by Marvin Phillips & The Barons, and "Tell Me You Love Me" by The Flairs. CD

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VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 2 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A huge discovery in vocal group material from the 50s – served up in this excellent series of tracks from the vaults of LA's Modern Records label! Most folks associate the early vocal group sounds with the east coast or Chicago scenes of the postwar years – but there was also plenty of harmonizing and doo wop on the west coast, too – although sometimes not as well-exposed as the bigger hits back east! This series really corrects that mistake – and serves up a stunning wealth of work from the early Cali scene – tracks recorded by the Modern Records label, a company with a rich legacy in jump blues, R&B, and other hip postwar styles – all of which they brought to play on their recordings in a vocal group mode. The Modern approach often has some wonderful arrangements that further empower the vocals – a harder swing that gives the singers the same push as some of the label's solo acts – and as usual for Ace Records, this collection moves way past the hits, to include some unreleased tracks, and rare singles from the Modern, RPM, Crown, and Flair labels. Volume 2 features 24 tracks that include "Key To My Heart" by The Robins, "Oochie Pachie" by Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns, "What Difference Does It Make" by Shirley Gunter & The Queens, "You Won't Let Me Go" by The Original Jubalaires, "All I Do Is Rock" by The Robins, "Tell Me Thrill Me" by The Chanters, "Sindy" by The Cobras, "Don't Think I Will" by Young Jessie, "Oop Shoop" by Shirley Gunter & The Queens, "At Last" by Richard Berry & The Dreamers, and "Love Me Girl" by The Flairs. CD

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VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... $8.99
A huge discovery in vocal group material from the 50s – served up in this excellent series of tracks from the vaults of LA's Modern Records label! Most folks associate the early vocal group sounds with the east coast or Chicago scenes of the postwar years – but there was also plenty of harmonizing and doo wop on the west coast, too – although sometimes not as well-exposed as the bigger hits back east! This series really corrects that mistake – and serves up a stunning wealth of work from the early Cali scene – tracks recorded by the Modern Records label, a company with a rich legacy in jump blues, R&B, and other hip postwar styles – all of which they brought to play on their recordings in a vocal group mode. The Modern approach often has some wonderful arrangements that further empower the vocals – a harder swing that gives the singers the same push as some of the label's solo acts – and as usual for Ace Records, this collection moves way past the hits, to include some unreleased tracks, and rare singles from the Modern, RPM, Crown, and Flair labels. Volume 3 features 25 tracks that include "I Cry" by The Cadets, "My Heart's Crying For You" by The Chimes, "Oo Wah" by Buddy Milton & The Twilighters, "My Darling My Sweet" by The Flairs, "Cheatin On Me" by Curtis Irvin & The Sparks, "God Gave Me You" by Richard Berry, "Do The Bop" by Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns, "Ipsy Opsie Ooh" by Shirley Gunter & The Flairs, "Yours Alone" by Bobby Relf & The Laurels, "Please Remember My Heart" by The Five Bells, "Hold Me Squeeze Me" by Etta James & The Peaches, and "Song Of The Wanderer" by The Ebonaires. CD
Also available Modern Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD 8.99

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VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A huge discovery in vocal group material from the 50s – served up in this excellent series of tracks from the vaults of LA's Modern Records label! Most folks associate the early vocal group sounds with the east coast or Chicago scenes of the postwar years – but there was also plenty of harmonizing and doo wop on the west coast, too – although sometimes not as well-exposed as the bigger hits back east! This series really corrects that mistake – and serves up a stunning wealth of work from the early Cali scene – tracks recorded by the Modern Records label, a company with a rich legacy in jump blues, R&B, and other hip postwar styles – all of which they brought to play on their recordings in a vocal group mode. The Modern approach often has some wonderful arrangements that further empower the vocals – a harder swing that gives the singers the same push as some of the label's solo acts – and as usual for Ace Records, this collection moves way past the hits, to include some unreleased tracks, and rare singles from the Modern, RPM, Crown, and Flair labels. Volume 3 features 25 tracks that include "I Cry" by The Cadets, "My Heart's Crying For You" by The Chimes, "Oo Wah" by Buddy Milton & The Twilighters, "My Darling My Sweet" by The Flairs, "Cheatin On Me" by Curtis Irvin & The Sparks, "God Gave Me You" by Richard Berry, "Do The Bop" by Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns, "Ipsy Opsie Ooh" by Shirley Gunter & The Flairs, "Yours Alone" by Bobby Relf & The Laurels, "Please Remember My Heart" by The Five Bells, "Hold Me Squeeze Me" by Etta James & The Peaches, and "Song Of The Wanderer" by The Ebonaires. CD
Also available Modern Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Lost & FoundLost & Found (aka Everybody's Here) ... LP
International Artists, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant set on the legendary International Artists label – a very Love-like record that's filled with colorful tunes – from Houston's Lost & Find, who fit in beautifully with other Texas psyche pioneers of the mid-to-late 60s! Both the vocals and the overall timing of the tunes clearly draw strong inspiration from Love's first few Elektra albums – but that's not a problem for us, because we love that stuff, and really appreciate Lost & Found's take on Arthur Lee's inspiration – one that pushes it a bit into the trippier Texas style psyche and others from the International Artists Roster. Titles include "Everybody's Here", "Forever Lasting Plastic Words","Zig Zag Blues", "I'm So Hip To Pain", "I Realize", "2 Stroke Blues", "Let Me Be" and "Living Eye". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LoveReel To Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RSO/High Moon, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite an obscure one by Love – a mid 70s record that actually has quite a bit of soul in the mix! The album almost seems to be going for a Sly Stone approach – expanding the group past Arthur Lee and crew with a host of additional players that include Harvey Mandel, Bobby Lyle, and Joey Deguero. There's still plenty of bluesy and rocky tracks – but there's also a great cover of William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful For What You Got" – done in a chunky mode that really hits a great groove with us (and which is proof that people were covering the tune even back when it was first released!) Other tracks move between soulful rock, Thin Lizzy-esque compressed guitar numbers, and other styles that show a bit more soul than might be expected. Titles include "Time Is Like A River", "Everybody's Gotta Live", "You Said You Would", "Busted Feet", "With A Little Energy", and "Who Are You". This well-done reissue is overflowing with bonus tracks – 12 more numbers that include rare alternate mixes, electric versions, singles, outtakes, and more! CD

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✨✧ DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ LoveForever Changes (expanded & remastered) ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is one of the greatest albums of all time – and it's made even better through the addition of a bunch of previously unissued tracks! 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". CD version also includes "Hummingbirds (demo)", "Laughing Stock", "Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (outtake)", "Your Mind & We Belong Together", and alternate mixes of tracks on the LP. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 4 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A stunning set of deep soul numbers – all hand-picked by one of the greatest authorities on the music ever! Dave Godin knows this stuff better than just about anyone else – and this 4th volume in his deep soul series may well be the best so far! Godin's experience with the music runs back to the 60s, so it's no surprise that his collection of tunes for the set moves way past the obvious hits – far into the realm of indie soul to come up with some real killers that mix together under-heard gems with a few well-placed classics. The groove is rootsy all the way through – a nice range of soul styles from the time, all annotated by Godin in the CD's excellent set of notes. 25 tracks in all – with titles that include "It's So Hard To Break A Habit" by The Webs, "You Got Me Diggin You" by Roosevelt Matthews, "I Don't Care Anymore" by Doris Duke, "I Made It Over" by Jimmy Robins, "Don't Ever Leave Me" by Bob & Earl, "I'm A Lonely Stranger" by Arthur Conley, "I Love You" by Jackie Lee, "Tracks of My Tears" by The Miracles, "Wrong Too Long" by Matilda Jones, "I Need You" by Chuck Edwards, "Is It Me You Really Love" by Black Velvet, and "I Believe She Will" by Eddie & Ernie. 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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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)Go Bang! #5 (Francois K mix, unreleased Walter Gibbons mix) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
A spacey disco classic from the great Arthur Russell – one of his important singles for the dancefloor from the New York scene! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass – and the single features the important original release mixed by Francois K, and a never-heard mix by Walter Gibbons! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Arthur ConleySoul Directions ... CD
Atco (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Top-shelf soul from Arthur Conley – a singer who isn't always given the same sort of nod as other Atlantic artists of the time, but who's right up there with the best 60s talents on the label! Conley's really learned some lessons from his mentor Otis Redding here – and as with Redding in his last few years, the music here takes off in a number of varied modes that really reflect the "soul directions" promised in the title. Conley's not content to just rehash the style of his one hit, nor ape Otis' modes – and instead, he shows some great strengths both on mellow-burning deep soul tracks, and on some more upbeat, funkier tunes that almost veer a bit towards Wilson Pickett. Almost more importantly, Arthur's also a great writer on the set – penning 5 of the album's 10 tracks – and leaving the rest to other strong southern soul talents like Otis Redding, Dan Penn, and Spooner Oldham. Titles include the nice groover "Funky Street", plus Arthur's tribute to his mentor, "Otis Sleep On" – and the tracks "This Love Of Mine", "Love Comes & Goes", "People Sure Act Funny", "Pur Our Love Together", and "Burning Fire". CD

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✨✧ Arthur ConleySoul Directions ... LP
Atco, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Top-shelf soul from Arthur Conley – a singer who isn't always given the same sort of nod as other Atlantic artists of the time, but who's right up there with the best 60s talents on the label! Conley's really learned some lessons from his mentor Otis Redding here – and as with Redding in his last few years, the music here takes off in a number of varied modes that really reflect the "soul directions" promised in the title. Conley's not content to just rehash the style of his one hit, nor ape Otis' modes – and instead, he shows some great strengths both on mellow-burning deep soul tracks, and on some more upbeat, funkier tunes that almost veer a bit towards Wilson Pickett. Almost more importantly, Arthur's also a great writer on the set – penning 5 of the album's 10 tracks – and leaving the rest to other strong southern soul talents like Otis Redding, Dan Penn, and Spooner Oldham. Titles include the nice groover "Funky Street", plus Arthur's tribute to his mentor, "Otis Sleep On" – and the tracks "This Love Of Mine", "Love Comes & Goes", "People Sure Act Funny", "Pur Our Love Together", and "Burning Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jennifer HollidaySay You Love Me ... LP
Geffen, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Includes production help from Arthur Baker and Michael Jackson! Titles include "Dreams Never Die", "He's A Pretender", "You're The One", "What Kind Of Love Is This", "No Frills Love", and "Say You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brooklyn Funk EssentialsCreator Has A Master Plan (original, nice & jazzy, more rockers master plan, lati dred trip ska beats, more rockers bonus, lati dred's trip ... 12-inch
Groovetown, 1995. Used 2 x 12" ... Out Of Stock
Pharoah Sanders' spiritual soul jazz classic, served up here in a bunch of different versions. Acid Jazz, trip hoppy, funky and heavier mixes courtesy More Rockers, DJ Jazzy Nice, Lati Kronland and Arthur Baker. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ John BenderI Don't Remember Now/I Don't Want To Talk About It ... LP
Record Sluts/Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully weird electronics from underground legend John Bender – a set that was recorded in Ohio at the end of the 70s, but never got the circulation of some of the bigger post-punk material of that scene! The style is very offbeat and personal – cold electronics and processed vocals, but with an earnest quality that has Bender really trying to find himself – but in a strange out-there space that's probably in the same neighborhood as Jandek or some of the more experimental work of Arthur Russell! Bender is sometimes linked to the music of Eno or Faust – but the presentation here is much more lo-fi, and much more personal as well. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 numbered copies – on red vinyl in unique, hand-stamped sleeves – just like the original album! Includes inserts, too.)

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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.)

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Jimmy HelmsJimmy Helms (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Oracle/Creole Stream (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
Early work from Jimmy Helms – an American soul singer, but one who recorded more famously later on in the UK – heard here on his full length debut! The set was put together at a time when Jimmy was getting some exposure on the Merv Griffin Show (the cover shot is from one appearance) – and the style here is kind of a hip blend of jazz and soul, wrapped around a nice mix of familiar tunes and even better unusual ones! Helms later had fame on the stage, and he's definitely got an expressive style of singing – a mature mode that's different than crossover soul singers of the time, and which has echoes of hip cats like Walter Jackson and Arthur Prysock in both his phrasing, and some of the arrangements he gets on the tunes. Titles include "I Was A Boy When You Needed A Man", "Like A Young Bird", "Listen", "Iliane", "Air Of Confusion", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "Light My Fire", and "Hey Jude". CD

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Sunday FunniesSunday Funnies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rare Earth/Big Pink (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
An excellent batch of funky rock from The Sunday Funnies – a group we only know from this album, but who have the distinction of being produced by the great Andrew Oldham! The set's got a feel that's in keeping with the sound of Motown's Rare Earth label – well-crafted and jamming work, done in a style that's a bit more soulful than the average hard rock record of the time – nice currents of funk in the rhythms, and a fuzzy groove that has that label's legacy of easily stepping over different modes, but in a very cohesive way. The songwriting's especially nice – and the group have a really full-on Detroit sound in their guitars – and the album's dedicated to an unusual batch of heroes who include Arthur C Clarke, Kahil Gibran, Herman Hesse, Pieter Bruegel, and Johnny Carson. Titles include "The Axe", "Child Of Mine", "Let The Son Shine In", "Tell Me", "You & I", and "Walk Down The Path Of Freedom". CD

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Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing.)

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VariousOriginal Gold Soul ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by Louis Jordan, Eddie Chamblee, Arthur Prysock, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy McCracklin, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a crease on one corner.)

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✨✧ Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". CD
Also available Crimson & Clover ... LP 16.99
 
 
 



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