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Blu & ExileIn The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... CD
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2007/2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic level indie hip hop from Blu & Exile – soulful craft from the first decade of the millennium, from the same sessions that produced the modern classic Below The The Heavens – material that struck us timeless at the time, and still holds true all these years later! Just a couple or 3 tracks have seen light of day in the years since Below The Heavens, and it's pretty stunning how fresh it feels after all this time in the vaults, a real testament creative high the duo was riding at the time. Includes "Soul Provider", "Another Day", "Constellations", "All These Ladies", "Party Of Two", "Back To Basics", "On The Radio", "Life Is A Gamble" with Donel Smokes, Trek Life & Co$$, "Things We Say" with Aloe Blacc, "Sold The Soul", "Hard Workers" feat Blame One, "Stress Test" and more. CD

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Damu The Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews feat Blu & InsigBurners (EP mix, inst)/Answer Is Yes (EP mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Redefinition, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99 19.98
Tight duo effort from Damu The Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews! "Burners" is an appropriately titled, 10+ minute epic featuring Blu & Insight – a track that kicks off with an unshakeable beat, a brief ODB vocal sample, then settles in with furious rhymes, scratches, thick bassline and a heady organ in mix. It feels SO good throughout it's running time...and yeah, it's a long one, but it leaves you wanting more! Also includes the nearly as epic "The Answer Is Yes" plus the instrumentals on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MED/Blu/MadlibTurn Up EP ... LP
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
We're always happy to see the names MED, Blu & Madlib turn up – and this tight EP represents their legacies proudly, separately and as a trio! Madlib's distinctive craft is on full display in the beats. He has an inimitable way of layering anthemic funky soul bedrock with unpredictable beatcraft, a deep, rumbling bass sound, and bits of sampled strings and other touches that pluck at the emotions while still sounding raw and gritty. Whether the top shelf rhymes are inspired by the beats, vice versa, or a little of both is ripe for discussion, but this is wholly solid work from all parties. Includes the title track with Oh No, "Jungles" feat Black Shakespeare, "House Keys", "Even Though" and "Wonderful" – plus both the instrumental and acapella versions "The Turn Up" and "Jungles" on the flip/ LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blu & ExileIn The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... LP
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2007/2017. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic level indie hip hop from Blu & Exile – soulful craft from the first decade of the millennium, from the same sessions that produced the modern classic Below The The Heavens – material that struck us timeless at the time, and still holds true all these years later! Just a couple or 3 tracks have seen light of day in the years since Below The Heavens, and it's pretty stunning how fresh it feels after all this time in the vaults, a real testament creative high the duo was riding at the time. Includes "Soul Provider", "Another Day", "Constellations", "All These Ladies", "Party Of Two", "Back To Basics", "On The Radio", "Life Is A Gamble" with Donel Smokes, Trek Life & Co$$, "Things We Say" with Aloe Blacc, "Sold The Soul", "Hard Workers" feat Blame One, "Stress Off The Chest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Beginning (Before The Heavens) ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Rugged Nuggets/Smoke DZA, Fly Anakin & BluHead Above Water (clear vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Coalmine/Colemine, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on clear vinyl.)

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John ColtraneChasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary (Blu-Ray) ... DVD
Impulse, 2017. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
A much-needed look at the life and legend of John Coltrane – easily one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century! The documentary explores the short but crucial musical journey of Coltrane – a span of jazz creativity that was less than two decades, but showed a growth that most other musicians never find in a lifetime – sounds and spirit that unlocked the way for so many others to follow over the years. The film features home movies, live performances, rare photos, and other unusual footage – and also features commentary by a diverse array of voices that include Kamasi Washington, Cornel West, Bill Clinton, and Common – among many others. This DVD edition adds in 43 minutes of bonus footage – with extended scenes, outtakes, and other material that didn't make the final film – and the whole thing runs for 158 minutes, with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. DVD
Also available
Chasing Trane ... CD 13.99
Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary (DVD) ... DVD 16.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD & blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $3.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
(Features the album on CD, with bonus blu-ray audio.)

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✨✧ Gerald McCauley, Benjamin BoveDown The Rhodes – The Fender Rhodes Story (hardcover book with Blu-Ray DVD) ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2013. New Copy Book & DVD ... $8.99 44.99
A beautiful book on one of our favorite instruments ever – the irreplaceable Fender Rhodes keyboard – source of some of the most sublime sounds ever! The book's a counterpart to the wonderful documentary of the same name – and features a bonus blu-ray DVD of the film – plus loads of vintage images, shots from the movie, and dozens of chapters with some of the best artists to ever handle the Rhodes – including Deodato, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Grusin, Rodney Franklin, Joe Sample, Jerry Peters, Les McCann, Maurice White, Ronnie Foster, D'Angelo, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and dozens of other jazz and soul legends – an incredibly large roster for a project like this! Over 240 pages, oversized, full color, and mighty nice! Book

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Mondo GrossoAttune/Detune (CD/Blu-ray) ... CD
Avex (Japan), 2018. New Copy CD & Blu-ray ... $38.99
It's been quite a while since we've heard from Shinichi Osawa as Mondo Grosso, but the project is still very much in fine formation – providing us with that mix of clubby grooves and mellower moments that made the early Japanese albums so compelling! As before, there's a few different singers here – Big-O, Bish, Aco, Rhyme, and a few others – helping the mood shifting music in the set find its balance on each different number – while Osawa reminds us that he's still one of the more interesting club talents to emerge from that great Japanese explosion in the 90s. Titles include "Kemuri", "One Temperature", "Turn It Up", "Eraser", "Attune/Detune", and a few more titles in Japanese. Also comes with a bonus blu-ray disc too! CD

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✨✧ YesClose To The Edge (Definitive Edition – CD/Blu-ray) ... CD
Panegyric (UK), 1972. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With new mixes & bonus tracks. CD
(Comes in an LP-style gatefold sleeve.)
 
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StokelyIntroducing Stokely ... CD
Blu Raffe/Concord, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
Solo work from Stokely – a singer who hardly needs an introduction, given his well-known work with Mint Condition – but who also sounds quite nice here on his own! Stokley's got a tight, proud vibe to his sound – still the warmth that he brought to Mint Condition, but maybe also a bit more self-confidence, too – this instantly welcoming spirit that's set up here with a host of guest stars who include Robert Glasper, Estelle, Wale, Omi, and Ledisi. Some tracks are in more familiar R&B territory, but others take on a fresh crackle that shows that Stokely's clearly going to follow his own path – on titles that include "Art In Motion", "Hold My Breath", "Cross The Line", "Way Up", "Be With U", "Forecast", "Victoria", "Level", "Organic", "We/Me", and "Wheels Up". CD
 
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GoblinVolo ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An unusual early 80s project from Goblin – a return to their rock roots from the years before their soundtrack fame – but presented here in a style that's much more 80s overall! Vocals figure as strongly as keyboards here – sung in Italian by Mauro Lusini, but at a level that's clearly drawing a lot from some of the bigger British bands of the time – a catchy style that works well with the electric elements in the mix, with a surprisingly strong ear for a hook that we might not have expected from the spooky soundtrack material of the group! Titles include "Armonia", "Polvere Blu", "Agrodolce", "Fortuna", "Est", and "Punto Di Rottura". LP, Vinyl record album

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
The title's a reference to the double-length nature of the set – but it might also be taken as a reference to the group's sound, too – as Heron's got a slightly fuller approach than on their debut album! There's more electric instrumentation in the mix, and arrangements that have the band stepping out more strongly with some rockish inflections, even though the overall approach is still pretty darn folksy – and handled with that really unique, really personal style that makes the group one of the best of the Brit folk scene from the period. Titles include "Madman", "John Brown", "Miss Kiss", "Love 13", "Winter Harlequin", and "Big A". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Polar AC ... LP 7.99

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Josh OneTime Stamp ... LP
Boomnote, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Stylistically far-reaching hip hop from Josh One – with a fittingly diverse roster of guests to suit – including the legendary Divine Styler, Blu, Ta'Raach, Black Shakespeare, Love Jefferson and more! From stuttering beats and rhymes, to moody hip hop soul, to bassy heavy, almost dub inspired jams and more – and it all works! Includes "Forward Motion" feat Shirt, "Deal With It" feat Uncle Imani & Ta'Raach, "Wrong Wah" feat Shana Halligan, "Shoot 'Em Down" feat Tabi Bonney & Black Shakespeare, "Jewels" feat Blu, Divine Styler & Conny Franko, "RSG" feat Lili De La Mora, "Sixpence" feat Eighty & Jamall Bufford, "Clockwise" feat Quincy McCrary, "Time Stamp" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Hideto KanaiConcierto De Aranjuez (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $26.99
Despite the "concierto" in the title, the album's a relatively stripped-down studio affair – a spacious set played by the quintet of Japanese bassist Hideto Kanai, with a lineup that features some especially great work on saxes! The tracks here are all quite long, and there's a bit freer jazz sound going on than many of the other 70s Three Blind Mice sessions – one that features very bold lines by Toshihiko Inoue on tenor and soprano sax, and Mikinori Fujiwara on alto and tenor. Kanai's bass work is often quite compelling too – way more than just a rhythmic pulse, and used in styles that evoke a wide variety of sounds. Other members of the group include Yoshito Osawa on piano and Michael Reznikoff on drums – and titles include "Silk Road", "Congratulations", "Concierto De Aranjuez", and "Mr Gabe". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Kimiko KasaiKimiko Kasai Golden Best – Singles 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Classic work from Kimiko Kasai – a Japanese singer who started in jazz, but ended up recording in a much more soul-based style in the second half of the 70s! In some ways, Kimiko's a bit like Marlena Shaw or Jean Carn in the US – someone who could bring the class and careful phrasing of the jazz world to the more upbeat world of soul – often recording here with tight production, but still always sounding very much like her own person. Kimiko recorded famously in the mid 70s with Herbie Hancock, and the tunes here really take off nicely from that moment as they move into more modern soul territory too – on titles that include "As", "Chain Reaction", "We Can Fall In Love", "Today Tomorrow & More Than Yesterday", "Give Me Your Heart Tonight (12" version)", "I Thought It Was You", "The Right Place", "Love Is All We Need", "And It All Goes Round & Round", "Everything Must Change", "The Rest Of My Life", "The Things We Do When We're Lonely", and "No way Not Me". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Michel LegrandBrian's Song – Themes & Variations (with bonus track) ... CD
Bell/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful little record from Michel Legrand – one of his best non-soundtrack albums of the time! The album is titled after the theme to the soppy film Brian's Song – but it's got a lot more to offer than that – and has Legrand performing versions of soundtrack numbers from a variety of films, using sweet 70s orchestrations in a manner that builds off his best 60s work – but also opens up the sound a bit more. There's a spacious feel here we really love – soaring strings over electric basslines, and lots of tight piano work from Legrand himself – and titles include "Picasso Summer", "Pieces of Dreams", "I Will Say Goodbye", and "Dis-Moi". Also includes the bonus track "It's Good To Be Alive". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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MED & Guilty SimpsonLoyalty EP ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Raw and no nonsense, but still soulfully-inspired hip hop from veterans MED & Guilty Simpson – who've long since come out of the shadows of MED's onetime producer-collaborator Madlib and Guilty's onetime producer-collaborator J Dilla as as solid headliners to say the least – and sound pretty great as a duo! The producers here are top notch, too – including Mndsgn, Black Milk, Exile and Wajeed – and titles include "Pie" feat Joyce Wrice, "The Weight" (Parts 1 & 2), "Face Down" and "Life's Good" feat Blu & J Mitchell and "Ain't Gotta Brag" – plus instrumental & acapella versions of "Pie", the "Life's Good" instrumental and "Face Down" acapella. LP, Vinyl record album

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Papik & OthersCocktail Mina ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2015. Used ... $11.99
A lovely little album dedicated to the famous Italian singer Mina – a vocalist with an incredible range, and an artist who made some incredibly groovy work back in the 60s and 70s! The style here isn't just a rehash of Mina's hits – but a reworking of those ideas into some more contemporary soulful styles that really fit the Irma Records placement of the set – as the whole thing's got that warm glow and surprisingly international feel we first loved in the Irma label many years back! Vocals are mostly in Italian this time – given the source material – but Papik's backings are nice and jazzy, with a few smoother soul currents too. Singers include Stefy Gamboni, Marco Armani, Katia Rizzo, Francesca Gramegna, Vittoria Siggillino, and Bengi – and titles include "Citta Vuota", "Improvvisamente", "Grande Grande Grande", "La Banda", "Non Credere", "Soltanto Con La Musica", and "Le 1000 Bolle Blu". CD

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Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. Used ... $6.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD
(Blu Spec CD. Includes obi.)
Also available
Esther Phillips w/Beck (aka What A Difference A Day Makes) ... LP 3.99
What A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD 6.99

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AK SalimPretty For The People ... CD
Savoy, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A hip one from the great AK Salim – one of his rare sides cut for Savoy during the late 50s, a swirling batch of soulful jazz tracks, featuring an octet that includes Kenny Dorham, Johnny Griffin, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Max Roach, and Chino Pozo. Salim had a real talent for taking a group like this and making them swing hard – kind of in the way that Slide Hampton did on his early 60s sides for Atlantic, and with a similar soulful bent. The soloists break out of the group strongly on the best cuts – and all tunes are over five minutes long, with ample solo space. Titles include "Blu Binsky", "RU12", "Shirley Ray", "Ba Lu Ee Du", and "Pretty For The People". CD also features 2 alternate takes – never issued before! CD
(Out of print.)

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Fats TheusBlack Out ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard and heavy funky jazz from west coast tenorist Fats Theus – and one of the rarest albums on CTI! This one differs strongly from the label's smoother electric output – as it's got the rough n ready feel of a classic Prestige jazz funk session – lots more soul jazz grit around the edges than some of the more polished titles from Mr Creed Taylor! Fats is backed by an all star group that includes Hilton Felder on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Idris Muhammad on drums, and Chuck Rainey on bass – and it kind of sounds like Fats is playing an electric tenor, or a Varitone, which gives the set the feel of some of the Lou Donaldson funk albums on Blue Note! Cuts include "Black Out", "Bed Of Nails", "Stone Flower", and "Check It Out". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Black Out ... LP 9.99

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VariousBest Of Pied Piper Days Vol 2 ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
Maybe an even cooler set than the first volume in the Pied Piper series – like that one, a wonderful batch of American sunshine pop-styled numbers from the late 60s and early 70s, brought together in tribute to the famous Pied Piper record store in Tokyo – but filled even more obscure, unusual tunes overall – in a way that has us hoping there will be lots more volumes to come! The music here is a bit hard to peg – kind of post-folk, pre-singer/songwriter – sometimes with pop production, but never overwhelmingly so – representing a move towards more sophisticated mainstream modes at the end of the 60s. CD features 24 tracks in all – and titles include "In The Name Of Love" by Estelle Levitt, "With You Girl" by The Arbors, "I'll Close My Eyes" by Gary Williams, "Something Big" by Mark Lindsay, "Never Throw Your Dreams Away" by Joanie Sommers, "Gotta Have Love" by Paul Varisco & The Milestones, "Wild World" by Bobby Scott, "Come On & Be My Love" by Kenny & Yvonne, "So Glad" by Alzo, "It's Alright" by Robey Falk & Bod, "Snow Queen" by The Association, "The Greatest Love" by Billy Joe Royal, "Nobody At All" by The Groop, and "Sunrise Highway" by Peter Anders. CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieJazz In Paris – Cognac Blues ... CD
Universal (France), 1952/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early European material by Dizzy Gillespie – recorded in Paris in the early 50s, and featuring backing by players that include Don Byas, Wade Legge, Jean-Jacques Tilche, and Bill Clark. The groove runs from straight bop to swing, with touches of Cubop in the mix, thanks to conga work by Humberto Canto Morales. There's a total of 21 tracks in all – and this is the best-ever compilation of the material we've ever seen, especially as much of it was issued on smaller eps, and always gets cast over different sets when it comes out. Titles include "Cognac Blues", "Sabla Y Blu", "Lullaby In Rhythm", "Blue Moon", "Mama's Blues", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Moon Nocturne". CD
(Out of print. Rear of digipack has some pen.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardKeep Your Soul Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay and Sky Dive sets – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very cosmic approach to the solos! The groove is funky, yet easygoing – open and never too uptight – and served up with great help from Hubert Laws on reeds, George Benson on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass! Titles include "Keep Your Soul Together", "Spirits Of Trane", "Destiny's Children", and "Brigitte". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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✨✧ RootsHow I Got Over ... CD
Def Jam, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A less tense and caustic Roots than the crew that hit us on the majority of Rising Down a couple years earlier – and this one's as strong of an album as they've delivered since moving over to Def Jam. In truth, we were a little scared when we saw some of the guests credited – Monsters Of Folk, John Legend, Joanna Newsom and other headscratchers on top of more likely collaborators such as Phonte, Blu, Peedi Peedi and Dice Raw – unfounded worry, it turns out, as this set gets over very, very well! How I Got Over is a Roots effort through and through, with contemplative and soulful tracks that simmer and stew in tried and true fashion. The songs with those indie rock guests turn out to be among the Roots-iest tracks on the record. Believe that! So you can rest easy, the Roots are The Roots here, just what we wanted and just what we get! Includes "A Peace Of Light" feat Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian & Haley Dekle, "Walk Alone" feat Truck North, PORN & Dice Raw, "Now Or Never" with Phonte & Dice Raw, "Dear God 2.0" with Monsters Of Folk, "The Day" feat Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash, "Doin It Again", "Tunnel Vision" and more. CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeIl Gatto A Nove Code (with bonus tracks) ... LP
AMS/Cinevox (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very spooky score for this film that's also known in America as "The Cat With Nine Tails" – the second collaboration between Ennio Morricone and noted horror director Dario Argento! The album's a bit different than some of Morricone's other work on horror films – and at times, it almost has qualities that sound more like a western – a spacious mix of light strings and more sparely focused instrumentation – sometimes a bassline, sometimes a bit of flute. Other numbers get a bit more dark and jagged – slightly atonal, with shimmering, shifting styles that create a tremendous amount of tension! Titles include "Paranoia Prima", "1970", "Sottintesi", "Ninna Nanna In Blu", "Placcaggio", and "Metafora Finale". Also fetaures three bonus tracks – "Passeggiata Notturna (single version)", "Placcaggio (alt)", and "Ninna Nanna In Blu (movie takes version)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousVolare – All The Hits By All The Stars – A Collection Of The Very Best Versions ... CD
Harkit (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
16 versions of "Volare" or also known as "Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu" – written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno. Artist included are Connie Francis, Dean Martin, the Lettermen, the Kirby Stone Four, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Ray Conniff, Count Basie and Domenico Modugno. CD

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✨✧ Michel LegrandConcert Legrand ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A haunting set from French soundtrack maestro Michel Legrand – an obscure album of orchestral tunes from the mid 70s, handled with a lot more strings than you'd usually hear in his work, but in a way that comes off sounding delightful! Legrand has a talent for making any kind of setting swing, and he certainly shows that in this set – a moodily concocted batch of tracks that fit perfectly with his best soundtrack work of the time. There's a slight bit of electricity in some of the tracks, and the album features solo work by Phil Woods on alto, Derek Watkins on trumpet, and Don Lusher on trombone. Titles include "Pieces Of Dreams", "Sweet Gingerbread Man", "Christine", "Wonder Where I'll Be Tomorrow", "The Saddest Thing Of All", and "Happy". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandTimes Of Your Life ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet American set from French maestro Michel Legrand – a record that mixes a bit of his soundtrack styles with the mellow jazz and funk groove of the 70s! Some of the tracks almost feel as if they could have been lifted from the Kudu Records catalog of the time – full charts, but with jazzy moments – and a warmly groovy take on familiar tunes, but done in a more soulful mode! Other cuts are maybe a bit more orchestral, but still feature some key solo reed moments, or some nice keyboard touches too. As with some of Legrand's other great work of the time, alto genius Phil Woods provides some great solos – and titles include "Rich Girl", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Sir Duke", "Laughter In The Rain", and "Lonely Nights". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)
 
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✨✧ VariousEthiopiques Volume 12 – Kirba Affaa Xonso: Konso Music & Songs ... CD
Buda (France), 2001. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the rootsier CDs in the Ethiopiques series – a set of work from the Konso subculture, mostly spare numbers performed on the kihayta, a really haunting stringed instrument that's vaguely like the lyre. Most of the tracks feature the kihayta, along with vocal and percussive accompaniment – and little else – so that there's a quality to the work that's almost a delta blues equivalent of Ethiopian music. Very compelling work! CD

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✨✧ VariousFortune Of Blues Vol 2 ... CD
Regency (Canada), Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw & rare Detroit blues from the late 40s, 50s & 60s. Music from Doctor Ross, John Lee Hooker, Bobo Jenkins, Jimmy Milner, James Walton, Big Blue Carson, Big Jack Reynolds, Earl Chapman, Eddie Kirkland & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGumbo Stew – Original New Orleans R&B ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heady gumbo indeed – and a set that's way more than just the usual New Orleans classics – as you'll hear from the very first note of the collection! There's definitely some of the usual rolling soul sounds you'd expect from a Crescent City compilation – but there's also some wider elements going on, too – including a bit of soul jazz, some deeper blues, and even a few grittier grooves that really get at the special stew of sounds that went into the AFO label! Only a few of these tracks ever got wider US circulation at the time, but all stand together strongly with an equal level of soulful quality – and the set also includes a number of unissued tracks that make the whole thing essential, even if you've got some rare New Orleans 45s in your collection. Titles include "Mary" by The Tick Tocks, "All For One" by Willie Tee, "True Love" by Robbie Lee, "I Shall Not Be Moved" by The Pastor, "Empty Talk" by Alvin Robinson, "Ignant" by Melvin Lastie & Harold Battiste, "Give Her Up" by Alvin Robinson, "Things Have Changed" by Prince La La, "My Key Don't Fit" by Dr John & Ronnie Barron, "Private Eye" by Wallace Johnson, "Keep On Loving You" by The Pistol, "Olde Wine" by AFO Executives, "Mojo Hanna" by Tami Lyn, and "Tee Na Na Na Nay" by Eddie Bo. CD

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✨✧ VariousMidnite Blues Party – Classic Blues, Soul, Rockers & R&B From The 1950s & 1960s ... CD
Electro Fi, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Nite Riders, Bob Reed, Little Grier, Bobby Long, Don Hollinger, Sonny Harper, Jim Sweeney, Baby Huey, Jay Lewis, and Luther Thomas. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMid-Western Jump – Vee Jay Blues/R&B Collections Vol 2 ... LP
Vee Jay (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese-only collection of rare Vee Jay singles – with cuts that include "Hands Off My Baby" and "Hooties Blues" by Jay McShann with Priscilla Bowman, "Business Woman" and "It's In The Bag" by Camille Howard, "Pass The Buck" and "South Shore Price" by Paul Williams, "You Got What It Takes" by Bobby Parker", and "Big Jay's Hop" by Big Jay McNeely. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)


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✨✧ VariousModern Downhome Blues Sessions Vol 4 – Southern Country Blues Guitarists 1948 to 1952 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Modern Records label was a stalwart on the LA scene of the postwar years, but the company could also hit the road in search of great talent – which it did on these excellent sessions from Dallas, Atlanta, and Lousiville – all of which feature country blues musicians who are a nice change from the more urban sound of some of Modern's other material! The material was all recorded in the field, but with very good studio conditions – which allows the best elements to come through strongly, especially when the artists are playing electric guitar, which Modern seems to have recorded as powerfully here as on their singles with Pee Wee Crayton! Some of the other tunes feature acoustic guitar, or piano – and the overall stylistic vibe is a bit wider than some of the previous volumes in this series – really showing the full range of sounds the label was trying to capture during this fruitful period. The set comes with some very detailed notes and history on the music – and the CD features 28 tracks that include "Meet Me Along The Avenue" by Jesse Thomas, "Neglected Woman" by Alexander Moore "Dark Old World" by Big Bill Dotson, "Fast Life" by Pine Top Slim, "Milford Blues" by Little Son Jackson, "Night Time Anytime" by Jesse Thomas, "Dollar Diggin Woman" by Big Charley Bradix, "Keep Em Down' by Lane Hardin, and "13 Highway" by Leroy Simpson. CD

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✨✧ VariousNasty Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Ichiban, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNational Downhome Blues Festival Vol 1 ... CD
Southland, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Lonnie Pitchford, Precious Bryant, Thomas Burt, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys, Sunnyland Slim, Frank Edwards & John Cephas & Phil Wiggins. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew York Tracks – Downhome Blues In The City 1955 to 1964 ... CD
Cee Jay, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
23 tracks by Riff Ruffin, Bobby Long, Lee Roy Little, Wilbert Harrison, Little Danny, Roy Gaines, Hal Paige, Little Terry, and Brownie McGhee. CD
(Out of print CDr.)

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✨✧ VariousSizzling The Blues – Recorded In New Orleans 1927 to 1929 ... CD
Frog (UK), Late 20s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes performances by Genevieve Davis, Johnny Miller's New Orleans Frollickers, Monk Hazel & His Bienville Roof Orchestra, Ann Cook, Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight and Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ByrdsYou Movin/Boston (colored vinyl) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – on blue vinyl!)

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Joe AlbanyAlbany Touch (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The Albany touch is a great one here – at once angular and modern, yet also somewhat fragile and certainly human – that great blend of modes that Joe always brought to his rare dates in the studio! Even at the start, Albany had sort of an earthy undercurrent – one that was quite different than the way that might be used in a soulful setting, more kind of a backroom sort of view of the world – slightly detached, but often all-knowing – wrapped up in experience, but tentatively stepping forth to share its own ideas. And while that may sound like a lot to tie up in just one record, it's honestly a quality we feel from a set like this – an amazing Albany approach to the piano, and a good reminder of why we're so lucky that labels like this sought him out for recording sessions like this. Titles include "AB Blues II", "Joe's Blues", "Autumn Leaves", "Time On My Hands", and "Born To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... $8.99
Beautifully free alto work from Byron Allen – a player who really shines brightly on this rare session for ESP Records – one of the few ever cut under his own name! Allen's got a style that's right up there with the 60s best from Ornette Coleman or Marion Brown – able to move with a fluidity that's breathless, even amidst rhythms that are very loose and open – as the trio here works in a style that almost echoes some of the harmelodic modes of Coleman, but which eventually pushes farther towards the freedoms of other artists on ESP! The set has some wonderful bass from Maceo Gilchrist, whose round, rolling tones really make the album sparkle – as do the punctuated drums of Ted Robinson. Titles include "Today's Blues Tomorrow", "Time Is Past", "Three Steps In The Right Direction", and "Decision For The Cole-Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry AllenBlue Skies – Jazz Ballads From The 1930s To Today ... CD
John Marks, 1994. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Altered ImagesAltered Images – The Epic Years (Happy Birthday/Pinky Blue/Bite/12" album/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99
Really lovely work from Altered Images – a group who, like many of their new wave contemporaries, is maybe best remembered for one song – even though they had a heck of a lot more to offer! That hit – the always-great "Happy Birthday" – is one of the first tracks on the set – but the box overall brings together the full range of sounds from the group – the kind of catchy new wave tunes that always had slight crossover potential in the early 80s – but which have sometimes been lost to the sands of time, because the music is either not edgey enough to be remembered by the indie crowd, nor slick enough to yield long mainstream success. You might put these guys somewhere in a space with Icicle Works, The The, or early Talk Talk – music that's tuneful, but still has much rawer guitars than the commercial big names of the time – a definite sense of post-punk production, even though the work came out on a major label. The package features the group's three full albums, the bonus album of 12" mixes, and lots of singles too – with titles that include "Happy Birthday", "Real Toys", "Legionnaire", "Beckoning Strings", "A Days Wait", "Midnight", "Leave Me Alone", "Who Cares", "Jeepster", "Pinky Blue", "See Those Eyes", "Little Brown Head", "See You Later", "Funny Funny Me", "Disco Pop Stars", "Bring Me Closer", "Surprise Me", "Love To Stay", "Now That You're Here", "Thinking About You", "Stand So Quiet", "Happy Birthday (dance mix)", "Love To Stay (dance mix)", "See Those Eyes (ext mix)", "Jump Jump/Think That It Might (segued dance mix)", and "Don't Talk To Me About Love (ext dance mix)". CD

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Franco AmbrosettiLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $14.99
A hell of a trumpeter, with a hell of a group – heard here live at the Blue Note in New York, with a very open, freewheeling vibe! Franco Ambrosetti is a player who can sometimes be very much involved with the concept of a project – so much so that we sometimes forget that at the core, he's just a great jazz musician in an old school mode – one who's interacting here wonderfully with a group that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The rhythm section is especially great – and really seems to set the right tone for the set – and the tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Phantoms", "Voyage", "Blues N Dues Et Cetera", and "Just Friends". CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert Ammons & Meade Lux LewisAlbert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis – The First Day ... CD
Blue Note, 1939. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsGoodbye ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Gene Ammons' last session – not as funky as earlier work for Prestige, but pretty nice at that! The group's got Gary Bartz on alto, Kenny Drew on piano, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Nat Adderley on cornet – and they groove together well, in the kind of soul jazz/modal mode that you'd find on some of the better mid 70s sides for the Muse label. The album includes a nice remake of Duke Pearson's "Jeanine", plus the tracks "Out In The Sticks", "Alone Again Naturally", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "Geru's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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