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✨✧ Arthur Lee & LoveComing Through To You – The Live Recordings 1970 to 2004 (4CD set) ... CD
Rock Beat, 1970/1990s/2000s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A 4CD collection of material from Arthur Lee and Love – and much better than we might have guessed! Most of this package is pretty compelling – and fills in some nice spots around the edges from the all too small catalog of Love releases – and each CD offers up a slightly different side of work. CD1 is all live material from 1970 – vintage Love at their best, recorded in London, New York, San Francisco, and Copenhagen – on titles that include "Bummer In The Summer", "Slick Dick", "Always See Your Face", "Stand Out", "Find Somebody", and lots more! CD2 is very interesting – and is mostly acoustic material from the early 90s – mostly just with Lee on vocals and guitar – plus a few more electric tracks. CD3 represents the re-flowering of Love in the 21st Century – and includes material from 2002, 2003, and 2004 concert performances that show Lee really returning the group to its glory! CD4 is a bit of a hodge-podge – dubbed A Fan's View, and compiled of recordings mostly done from the crowd – but between the years 1977 and 2003, with some bits from very under-documented years. The whole thing's not totally perfect, but there's plenty here to love if you love Love as much as we do! CD
 
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DeathFor The Whole World To See ... LP
Drag City, 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
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

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✨✧ LoveDa Capo ... LP
Elektra, 1967. Very Good- ... $28.99
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
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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LoveOut There ... CD
Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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LoveReel To Real ... LP
RSO, 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)
Also available Reel To Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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LoveReel To Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RSO/High Moon, 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 26.99
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
Also available Reel To Real ... LP 19.99

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 4 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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VariousFlip Doo Wop Vol 1 ... CD
Flip/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 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 ... $11.99 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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VariousModern Vocal Groups Vol 1 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 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 ... $11.99 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
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 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

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VariousTwisted Wheel – Brazennose & Whitworth Street 1963 to 1971 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Heavy grooves from one of the deeper clubs in the UK Northern Soul scene of the 60s – the legendary Twisted Wheel, a famous dancefloor where you were as likely to hear some R&B as the best in 60s soul! This collection offers up a nice bit of both – cuts that are almost all classics, and not nearly as obscure as some of the other Northern Soul collections on the market – and instead almost a great document of the changes that were going on in American soul and blues in the first half of the 60s. Titles include "Dimples" by John Lee Hooker, "I Got My Eyes On You" by Buddy Guy, "Pretty Thing" by Bo Diddley, "Balboa Blue" by The Mar-Keys, "Hey Little Girl" by Major Lance, "Oh How Happy" by Shades Of Blue, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, "A Lot Of Love" by Taj Mahal, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" by Walter Jackson,a nd "You Better Move On" by Arthur Alexander. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LoveBlue Thumb Recordings (Out Here/False Start/Live In England 1970) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Hip-O Select, Late 60s. Used 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lesser-known work by Love – material recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together the Blue Thumb albums Out Here and False Start – plus a full album of previously unreleased live tracks! Both of the studio albums 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 – somewhat bluesy at points, but also pretty harder rocking too. Arthur Lee is still as incredible as ever on these sides – 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! Titles from Out Here include "I'll Pray For You", "Signed DC", "Stand Out", "I'm Down", "I Still Wonder", "Doggone", "Instra-Mental", and "Gather Round". Tracks from False Start include "Flying", "Gimi A Little Break", "Slick Dick", "Anytime", "Love Is Coming", and "Ride That Vibration". The live album features tracks recorded at three different shows in the UK in 1970 – 11 previously unreleased tracks that include "August", "Good Times", "My Little Red Book", "Orange Skies", "Andmoreagain", and "Bummer In The Summer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Record CollectorIssue 454 – June 2016 ... Magazine
Record Collector, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great, early shot of The Who is on the cover – fittingly, as the story is a nice and long feature chronicaling their legacy as the godfathers of mod – but it's full of great pieces, including a farewell to Prince and items on Arthur Lee & Love, Grateful Dead, and collectors guide to Italian disco, Rick Wakeman and more! On type of the excellent features, Record Collector is always a terrific guide for actual collectors – with stocklists, offers and classifieds galore! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousSanctified Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful wonderfulness from the vaults of Atlantic Records – a really hip collection of tracks that includes some excellent numbers that were only issued by the label as singles! The set goes way way past the usual run of 60s Atlantic soul – and shows the real depth of work that the label was working at at the time, moving way past easy hit material and recording some great lesser-known singers who still stand as some of the best examples of the southern soul sound that the label was forging. The whole collection is almost worth it alone for "That's How It Feels" by The Soul Clan – a special group that was a onetime meeting of Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Joe Tex, Ben E King, and Arthur Conley – some of Atlantic's biggest male singers at the time! Other titles include "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart" by Herman Hitson, "Can't Live Without You" by Soul Brothers Six, "I'll Put It To You" by James Carr, "Time To Say Goodbye" by Bettye Swann, "Cheer Up" by Rudy Mockabee, "Message To My Woman" by Walter Rhodes, "Leave You In The Arms Of Your Other Man" by Roscoe Robinson, "I've Loved You For So Long" by Rudy Lewis, "Ad For Love" by Lee Jackson, "Feed The Flame" by Ted Taylor, and "George Jackson" by JP Robinson. CD
 
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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)... $19.99
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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Arthur ConleySoul Directions ... CD
Atco (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99
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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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)Clean On Your Bean #1/Go Bang! #5 ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1982. Good+ ... $11.99
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. "Clean On Your Bean" is almost as nice, and even more dubby. Arthur Russell produced, and Francois K mixed! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has peeling and stains due to moisture.)

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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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Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD

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Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 25.98
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics from Bonzo Goes To Washington, Dinosaur L, Felix, Indian Ocean and more – all touched in some way by Arthur Russell, with artists in the sessions from Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Bootsy Collins in Bonzo, to a collaboration with producer Nicky Siano in the tracks by Felix, and players from the earlier Loose Joints disco sessions. Incredibly important stuff on one hand, and appealingly funky 80s grooves on a more superficial level – and great stuff either way you slice it. Titles include "5 Minutes (B-B-B mix)" by Bonzo Goes To Washington, "Tiger Stripes" and "You Can't Hold Me Down" (extended mixes) by Felix, "Chill Pill (Underwater mix)" by Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn, "School Bell/Tree House" by Indian Ocean, "Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Dinosaur L and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Ultimate 3 MC'sWhat Are We Gonna Do (vocal, dub) ... 12-inch
Party Time, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
Mid 80s old school rhymes over very electro Arthur Baker beats. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Party Time sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings (4LP limited box) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, Early 80s. Used 4LP Box Set (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is 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 original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 4LP box set edition is amazing – coming in a beautiful hand-pulled silkscreen box – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes an oversized booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 24 24 Music ... LP 21.99

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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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