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Peggi BluBlu Blowin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet 80s soul from Peggi Blu – an artist who recorded this gem for Capitol Records with hardly any fanfare at the time, but who's gotten plenty of play from the set over the years! Peggi's got a style that's nicely unassuming – a voice that still has all the range and power of the bigger female soul stars of the time, but without being as pushy or overly diva-conscious – a quality that's helped the record to grow strongly in reputation over the years, as Peggi herself has continued to record other wonderful work too. Titles include "Over & Over", "Mesmerize Me", "All & All", "I Believe In You", "All the Way With You", "Two Can Play At That Game", and "Tender Moments". CD features bonus tracks – "Two Can Play At That Game (radio edit)", "All The Way With You (late night mix)", and "All the Way With You (day time mix)". CD

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tripped out hip hop from the super team of Madlib, fellow Stones Throw veteran MED and underground hero Blu – with an impressive guest roster that includes MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Jimetta Rose, Phonte, Frank Nitt and others! Madlib is on the beats for every track, showing his range with a variety of moods here, tailered to the vocalists from track-to-track – from psychedelic boom bap behind Hodgy Beats, to bubbling boogie funk for Dam-Funk, bass heavy minimalism for Nitty, neo hip hop soul from Phonte & Likewise, and beyond. Strong work from a top notch ensemble! Titles include "Serving", "Drive In", "Get Money", "Streets", "The Stroll","Belly Full", "The Buzz", "Birds", "Knock Knock", "Burgundy Whip" and more. 15 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Blu & 45 KingPocket Full Of Miracles (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Music produced by the bonafide legendary 45 King, vocals by legend in the making Blu! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Blu & Klaus LayerBoys (remix, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A very cool collaboration between LA underground mainstay Blu and Germany's moody beat heavy Klaus Layer! "The Boys" is a busy track on the rhymes tip, Blu's voice layered to mesmerzing effect on the vocal side, backed by a gritty bit, strummed strings and layers of heady atmosphere. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear & black splatter colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Blu & Union AnalogtronicsLA Counting (10 inch) (main, inst, acapella, Exile remix, Dibia$e remix, Yann Kesz remix) ... 12-inch
Fat Beats, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Nice little 10-inch single by Union Analogtronics & Blu – with remixes by indie production all stars Exile, Dibia$e & Jann Kesz! Hip hop being the cross-cultural/trans-global unifying musical ambassador that it is, "LA Counting" finds SoCal independent legend produced by Paris-based Union on the main track – with instrumental and acapella – plus remixes by Exile, Dibi$e and Uann Kesz. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Del Sol QuartetScrapyard Exotica (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2015. Used CD & DVD ... $3.99
... CD

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DVDTAMI Show/Big TNT Show (blu-ray DVD) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 1964/1966. New Copy 2 Blu-ray DVDs ... $26.99 29.99
The soul & rock holy grail of a concert film – and its long lost sequel/companion film! The Teenage Awards Music International show, better remembered as The TAMI Show, from 1964 – features uber legendary footage of James Brown and The Flames, plus The Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones and more. Filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 29, 1964, and despite the mega star wattage of the performers and the incredible performances themselves, it vanished into cultural limbo after a very brief run in theaters. Also included on this great blu-ray double feature is the long lost follow-up/sequel The Big TNT Show – an event concert emceed by David McCallum (from The Man from UNCLE) and featuring an incredible and wildly diverse lineup! Includes performances by Roger Miller, Ike & Tina Turner, The Ronettes, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, The Byrds, The Lovin Spoonful, Modern Folk Quartet and Donovan! The TAMI show feature runs 112 minutes and The Big TNT Show runs 93 minutes – and both have bonus material – trailer, extra commentary, interviews and more! DVD

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $4.99
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

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1965 to 1967 Cambridge St/ation (2CD/DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD/DVD/Blu-ray ... $48.99 54.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! This set focuses on the earliest years of the group – and features rare 1965 recordings of tracks that include "Butterfly", "I'm A King Bee", "Walk With Me Sydney", "Remember Me", "Double O Bo", and "Lucy Leave" – plus 2010 mixes of "Matilda Mother", "Jugband Blues", "Vegetable Man", and "In The Beechwoods" – as well as the cuts "Paint Box", "Apples & Oranges", and "Candy & A Currant Bun". CD 2 features an 8 track live concert, recorded in Stockholm in 1967 – plus nine versions of the song "John Latham", recorded in the studio. The DVD/Blu-Ray features rare early TV, promo videos, and performance – all from the early years. Comes in a cool book-styled package, with replicas of vintage materials too! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1968 Germin/Ation (CD/DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, 1968. New Copy CD/DVD/Blu-ray ... $43.99 49.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! This packages focuses on the instrumental year of 1968 – a time when the group was really growing – with tracks that include two different BBC sessions, with titles that include "Murderotic Woman", "The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules", "Let There Be More Light", "Point Me At The Sky", and "Embryo" – plus other tracks "Rogers Boogie (Capitol Studios version)", "Song 1 (Capitol Studios)", "Julia Dream", "It Would Be So Nice", and the single version of "Careful With That Axe Eugene". The DVD/Blu-Ray features great material – including performances on Tienerklanken in Brussels, and Paris performances a Bouton Rogue, Tous En Scene, and Samedi Et Compagnie. Also features very cool replica materials of items from the period! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1969 Dramatis/Ation (2CD/DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, 1969. New Copy 2CD/DVD/Blu-ray ... $48.99 54.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! There's loads of very cool, unique material here – five tracks that are alternates of material recorded for the More album, including "Seabirds", "More Blues", "Theme", and "Hollywood" – plus the track "Embryo", from a Harvest Records sampler – and four instrumental live tracks from the Paradiso in Amsterdam, plus five more from a BBC session in May! The first DVD/Blu-Ray disc features The Man & The Journey performed in Amsterdam, which is 76 minutes – and the other disc features performances from the London rehearsals for that performance, plus festival performances in Paris, Essen, and Belgium. Set also comes with cool replica memorabilia from the period! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1970 Devi/Ation (2CD/2DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, 1970. New Copy 2CD/2DVD/Blu-ray ... $52.99 59.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! There's a huge amount of special material here – including a full CD of unreleased tracks from the sessions for the Zabriskie Point soundtrack – as well as a long live take on "Atom Heart Mother", recorded in Montreux in 1970, and six tracks from a BBC Radio session in July – including "If", "Green Is The Color", "Careful With That Axe", and "Fat Old Sun" – performed with choir, cello, and brass! The 2 DVD/Blu-Ray discs feature great stuff too – a special An Hour With Pink Floyd program recorded by KQED in San Francisco, a performance at the Pop Deux Festival in St Tropez, and one more at the Show Roland Petit in Paris – plus strange material from the Blackhill's Garden Party in London. Also includes replica material of memorabilia from the period! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1971 Reverber/Ation (CD/DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, 1971. New Copy CD/DVD/Blu-ray ... $43.99 49.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! This package features some especially unusual material – including the long "Nothing Part 14" – plus a BBC Radio performance of "Embryo", "Echoes", "One Of These Days", and "Fat Old Sun". The DVD/Blu-Ray has some other very cool material – including an interview and performance from Aspekte in Germany – tracks recorded at Cinq Grands Sur La Deux in france, a performance and interview from Get To Know in Australia, the documentary 24 Hours Bootleg Records, animation for "One Of These Days", and a Review interview of Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson on album cover art. Also features some bonus lower-quality "Atom Heart" material – and also includes replica material of memorabilia from the period! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years – 1972 Obfusc/Ation (2CD/DVD/Blu-ray set) ... CD
Sony, 1972. New Copy 2CD/DVD/Blu-ray ... $48.99 54.98
A mindblowing contribution to the early catalog of Pink Floyd – served up here in a special series of CD/DVD combinations that bring together rare recordings, unusual mixes, different versions, live tracks, and some beautiful film performances too! This 1972 package features a full CD of Obscured By Clouds, presented in a completely new 2016 remix – as well as Live At Pompeii, again in a new 2016 stereo remix – plus an alternate take of "Careful With That Axe Eugene". DVD/Blu-Ray features footage from the recording session for Obscured By Clouds in France, Live At Pompeii with the newly remixed sound, a concert/news report from France Poitiers/Autour Du passage, the Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet from France, and two tracks performed at Brighton Dome in the UK. Also features cool bonus replica memorabilia too! CD

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Pink FloydEarly Years Box Set (10CD/9DVD/8 blu-ray & memorabilia – plus 5 X 7 inch singles) ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CDs/9DVDs/8Blu Ray ... $595.99 699.98
An insane document of the early years of Pink Floyd – a beautiful collection that may well be one of the most complete, elaborate box sets ever created! The set features an insane amount of music – and maybe is more than the group members themselves can remember from the time – presented here on 10 CDs, 9 DVDs, 8 blu-ray discs, and even 5 7" singles! The music spins out in many formats – and includes a huge number of rare concert performances, European television material, BBC recordings, demos, and more – almost all of which has never been formally issued to the public. This isn't one of those "best of" box sets, or one of those full catalog releases – and instead the whole thing really plumbs the deepest depths of the group at this genius early moment. If you don't know these pre-Dark Side Of The Moon years of the group, you're really in for a treat – as there's an earthier, grittier quality to Pink Floyd at this point – from the madness of the fuzzy early tracks with Syd Barrett, to the more extrapolated instrumental jams that followed, to some of the surprisingly intimate songs that came into play before the group achieved more oblique modes of presenting themselves. The set also includes the full feature films More, Obscured By Clouds, and Live At Pompeii – and the box includes 7 different books, 42 bits of memorabilia, and 100 photos too! CD

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Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & Blu-ray ... $31.99 34.99
A fantastic live performance from the mighty Gregory Porter – an artist we've loved right since his very first record, and who's continued to amaze us with his growth over the space of a few short years! This set encompasses most of those years – as Porter reworks tracks from his handful of albums in a beautiful concert setting – relaxed, laidback, with just a small jazz combo on a spare stage – which keeps a vibe that's similar to the studio albums, but with corners that open up in very cool ways, especially when some of the musicians take off on solos. There's a few surprises, too – as Porter picks up covers by older artists, and brings them into the mix – and titles include "On My Way To Harlem/What's Going On", "Consequence Of Love", "Liquid Spirit", "Hey Laura", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "1960 What", "Free/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again", "In Fashion", "Be Good", "Work Song", "Musical Genocide", and "Don't Be A Fool". Full concert audio on 2CDs – and all the songs together on the DVD! CD

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Sun RaSun Ra – A Joyful Noise (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
A well-done documentary of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – shot at the end of the 70s, with a huge amount of material collected from the Philadelphia scene, plus other east coast performances – all at a time when the group was working very far from the mainstream! Later in the 80s, Ra would finally get the global attention that was due – but at the the time of this late 70s footage, the Arkestra was very far from the spotlight – which makes the film as an important of an historical document of this period, as it does a representation of the group in performance. The set includes versions of "Astro Black", "Mister Mystery", "We Travel The Spaceways", "Along Came Ra/The Living Myth", and "Requiem For Trevor Johnson" – and this new version has been carefully restored and transferred to an HD format – with bonus audio extended full versions of performances in the film! DVD

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Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron – Black Wax (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
Gil Scott-Heron in the prime of his career – captured here in a well-done documentary from 1982, which features a fair bit of live performances with his Midnight Band! The film was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, and comes across with a very sensitive look at Gil – easily one of the most complex, most rewarding singers of his generation. This new version of the film is transferred from the original stock, via HD – and is compiled here with the bonus short film Is That Jazz – a total of 89 minutes of footage, in color. DVD

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Anna ThorvaldsdottirIn The Light Of Air/Transitions – Ice (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2015. Used CD & Blu-ray ... $9.99
... CD
(Includes original slipcase!)

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Myles WrightLA EP (CD & Blu Ray) ... CD
Miles Wright, 2015. Used CD & Blu Ray ... $0.99
... CD
 
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AirtoVirgin Land ... CD
Salvation/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Patti AustinBody Language ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet blend of jazz and soul from Patti Austin – and a set that's a bit different than some other CTI albums of the 70s – given that it was recorded down south, at deep soul powerhouse Muscle Shoals! The sound is surprisingly rootsy on a few numbers – and warmly jazzy on others – and Patti's still got all the polish she picked up from her years with Quincy Jones, but she's also stepping out a bit more as an artist with a stronger emotional palette. Austin works with some great original material that includes the tracks "(Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me" and "I Can't Stop" – as well as surprising covers, like Squeeze's "Another Nail From My Heart", Isaac Hayes' "Body Language", and Bob Seeger's "We've Got Tonight". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Patti AustinHavana Candy ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Havana Candy, indeed – as singer Patti Austin's in her sweetest mode of the 70s – stepping off of years of background vocals for others, and really emerging as a great soul star on her own! Patti got the chance to cut some soul singles back in her early days – but work like this really unlocks her jazzier side, too – that spirit she developed in her work with Quincy Jones, taken to even more expressive heights on her own. Arrangements are by Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin – moody, mellow in a style that's perfect for Patti's voice – and players on the set include Grusin on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – all-star CTI players who really keep things rights! Titles include "I Need Somebody", "We're In Love", "Lost In The Stars", "Havana Candy", and "I Just Want To Know". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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George BensonBody Talk ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet funky classic from guitar genius George Benson – and a record that features some surprising soul arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – also known for his classic work with the James Brown Band of the late 60s! Pee Wee's got a tighter groove here than on some of George's earlier CTI albums – but still keeps things open enough, so that Benson gets plenty of room to solo – a bit like the vibe of some of his late 60s albums for Verve and A&M. George is the main soloist – but the group is super-hip, with Harold Mabern on electric piano, Frank Foster on tenor, and a little bit of extra guitar from Earl Klugh. George is pulling no punches on this one – really hitting hard on his solos with a freer approach than he used on most of his other records from the time. Titles include "Dance", "Plum", "Body Talk", and "Top Of The World" – and most tracks are looong! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Body Talk ... LP 4.99


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John BlairWe Belong Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A strange bit of soul from the later years of CTI – and one of the few albums we've ever seen from the enigmatic John Blair! Blair is an artist with a bit of a cosmic vibe – kind of a spacey sense of soul that maybe fits his appearance on the cover – and which is couched here in kind of a flanged-out rock style that's a bit different than some of the other CTI sessions of the time! D avid Matthews handled the arrangements – mixing in a bit of his funk with some fuzzier currents – and the great Googie Coppola joins John on vocals on a number of cuts, using a spacey soul style that's mighty nice. Titles include "Feather Lite & Honey Smooth", "I'm A Wizard", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Moonlight Serenade", "We Belong Together", and "Don't Feel That Way No More". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. Used ... $9.99
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit disco or clubby at times – as Matthews brings in a fair bit of strings and horns to the backings, and also has some female backing singers sweetening up the sound. But as usual with Kudu, the record's no cheap cash-in sort of set – and Matthews ensures that it's got a tightly-crafted groove that's almost like mainstream 70s soundtrack funk at its best moments. Keyboards are by Richard Tee and Leon Pendarvis – and titles include "Sugar Free", "I Hear A Symphony", "The Stripper", "Hang It On The Ceiling", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available I Hear A Symphony ... LP 6.99

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Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Francesco De MasiSolimano Il Conquistatore ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1961. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(1979 pressing – Serie Blu collectors releases.)

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Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile)Dystopia (cassette) ... Cassette
Dirty Science, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The return of Aloe Blacc & Exile's duo project Emanon – a long-time, if infrequent underground partnership we've always admired – and it's all the more rewarding that they're keeping it going after Aloe's mainstream! Aloe sings in Emanon, but lest we forget, his roots in independent hip hop are strong and true, and he's rhyming here with the hunger of an up-and-comer, and with a soulful, social and spiritual depth. Exile's timeless production is on point, too. Nice to have these guys back together! Includes "Make It Over", "Aloe Be Thy Name", "COCA", "Cashius King", "Shine Your Light, "Yesterday" feat Blu, "Death Is Fair", "Stalkers", "The END" and more. Cassette
Also available Dystopia (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus flexi-single) ... LP 18.99

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Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile)Dystopia (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus flexi-single) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The return of Aloe Blacc & Exile's duo project Emanon – a long-time, if infrequent underground partnership we've always dug – and it's all the more rewarding that they're keeping it going so strongly on an independent level even after Aloe's mainstream success! Aloe sings in Emanon, but lest we forget, his roots in independent hip hop are strong and true, and he's rhyming here with the hunger of an up-and-comer, and with a soulful, social and spiritual depth. Exile's timeless production is on point, too. Nice to have these guys back together! Includes "Make It Over", "Aloe Be Thy Name", "COCA", "Cashius King", "Shine Your Light, "Yesterday" feat Blu, "Death Is Fair", "Stalkers", "The END" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with a bonus flexi single with the bonus track "So Different".)
Also available Dystopia (cassette) ... Cassette 9.99

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Art FarmerCrawl Space ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
No crawl space here – as the sound is wide open, and surprisingly funky – a set that stands as one of Art Farmer's few great 70s outings for the CTI label! The album's got Art blowing with all the cool, compressed sound that he'd bring to a straighter album – but on longer tracks, with that open, flowing vibe you might hear on some of Freddie Hubbard's efforts for the label with less bite, and more flow overall! The set includes great work on flute from Jeremy Steig – plus guitar from Eric Gale, keyboards from Dave Grusin, and drums from Steve Gadd – and although the date of this one is late, the sound is in that prime 1972/1973 CTI mode! The album features four long tracks – and titles include "Crawl Space", "Siddhartha", "Petite Belle", and "Chanson". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Joe FarrellJoe Farrell Quartet ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Joe Farrell's first LPs as a leader – and a stellar session that's easily one of the early high points for the legendary CTI label! Farrell had been making some great noise in the underground during the late 60s – but here, he bursts forth as one heck of a soulful cat – working on these great modal grooves that slide out wonderfully and really have a sense of flow – a style that's different than Joe's later material, but equally powerful! Part of the strength of the record comes from the lineup – a key quintet of like-mined up-and-comers that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – players who definitely know the farther reaches of jazz, yet hang just on the inside here with Joe – providing some amazing accompaniment for his lines on soprano, tenor, and flute. Titles include "Molten Glass", "Song Of The Wind", "Motion", "Follow Your Heart", and "Circle In The Square". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Joe FarrellMoon Germs ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best records ever cut by funky sax man Joe Farrell! The album's got a stripped down, choppy groove – virtually the blueprint for later 70s funk of this type, and played perfectly by Farrell and a very hip quartet lineup! Players include Joe on soprano and tenor sax, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – playing with a very angular sense of rhythm that really dives the record! The record's got a tight combo sound that's far more energetic than most CTI jazz from the time – and titles include the great cut "Great Gorge", which has a tight modal sample groove, plus "Times Lie", "Bass Folk Song", and "Moon Germs". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Fuse OneSilk ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
The second album of funky fusion from this all-star CTI group that includes Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Ndugu, Tom Brown, Eric Gale, Ronnie Foster, and George Benson! The ensemble come together for a great set of laidback fusion tracks that groove with a nice soulful undercurrent – surprisingly fresh, and not nearly as slick as you'd expect from the date of the session – showing that the original open-ended CTI vibe could still be strongly alive on the right records! Tracks have a great mix of acoustic and electric touches – and although Stanley Clarke was the musical director of the album, the whole thing's clearly a group effort. Titles include "Silk", "Hot Fire", "Sunwalk", and "In Celebration Of The Human Spirit". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Grant GreenMain Attraction ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Main Attraction ... LP 4.99

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Urbie GreenSenor Blues ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare 70s funk outing for trombonist Urbie Green – a player who first made his name on cool jazz sessions of the 50s, but who really breaks out here with a whole new vibe! Green never stopped playing over the years – honing his craft on countless sessions for dozens of artists in the 60s and 70s – and here, he steps strongly back into the limelight amidst some very hip arrangements from David Matthews – whose funky vibe turns out to be a great fit for Green's sound! Musicians include Matthews on electric piano, John Scofield on guitar, and Grover Washington Jr on tenor and soprano sax – and Grover's soulful sound makes for a nice contrast to the more compressed tone of Green. The album includes versions of Charles Mingus' "Ysabel's Table Dance", Chick Corea's "Captain Marvel", and Horace Silver's "Senor Blues" – all done in slightly Latin electric-tinged styles! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Johnny HammondBreakout ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive groover from the great Johnny Hammond – the famous 60s organist from the soul jazz scene, getting a whole new sound for the 70s here on the CTI label! Johnny was always one of those players who was ready to try something new – and the open, extended format of the label really helps him find new energy after his previous albums – to a level that points at his collaborations with Larry Mizell in years to come. The record's got arrangements by Grover Washington and Leo Johnson – on tracks that feature a complicated set of rhythms that push past the straighter funk grooves of Johnny's Prestige years. Drums and bass dance around nicely at the bottom, tenor and trumpet groove out the melody, and Johnny washes across the whole thing with some widemouth action on the organ! Titles include "Blues Selah", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", and "Breakout". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Breakout ... LP 5.99

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HeronHeron (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with 9 bonus tracks) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $31.99
A beautiful batch of British folk tunes from Heron – and a really unique album that was actually recorded outside in a field – which makes for a very different sound! The music might be dubbed "acid folk", but it's got a slightly warmer, slightly redemptive quality – and is a really great illustration of the Brit folk revival at its best – that very different approach to US folkies of a few years before – served up with this mix of simplicity and sophistication that's completely sublime. Titles include "Car Crash", "Yellow Roses", "Upon Reflection", "Smiling Ladies", "Lord & Master", "For You", and "Carnival & Penitence". CD features 9 bonus tracks too! CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing! Comes in a textured mini LP-styled sleeve – just like the original album!)

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HeronTwice As Nice & Half The Price (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dawn/Wasabi (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $31.99
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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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Swingers – Presented By Nicola Conte – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson Universal collections that were out a few years back – full of deep tones and rich colors, and proof that when you've got the right guy at the helm, a collection of older jazz tracks can be way more than just the sum of its parts! In addition to Universal label work – originally issued on Decca, Emarcy, and other labels – the package features some Fantasy/Prestige tracks too – including some great gems we might have missed otherwise. Almost 75 minutes of music – with titles that include "Taboo" by Dorothy Ashby, "New Delhi" by James Clay, "Big P" by New Jazz Orchestra, "Juan-Les-Pins" by Staffan Abeleen, "Subo" by Klaus Weiss, "Spanish Castles" by George Gruntz, "Modette" by Roy Haynes, "My Favorite Things" by Sound Of Feeling, "Jungle Fantasy" by Yusef Lateef, "Feeling Good" by Pat Bowie, "The Hooter" by Ernie Wilkins, "Afro Blue" by Abbey Lincoln, "Bogota" by Ahmad Jamal, and "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria. CD

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VariousSpotlite On Gee Records – New York Doo Wop & Rhythm & Blues Vol 3 ... CD
Gee/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by The Harptones, The Rosebuds, The Quintones, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, The Cleftones, The Angels, and The Regents. CD
(Small cutout hole through case and booket.)

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✨✧ VariousStone Soul – San Francisco's Loadstone Label ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Bay Area scene has always had a very unique approach to music – famous in rock, where classics of psych still stand strong – and important in jazz, hillbilly, and just about every other style too! Yet when it comes to soul, there's always something especially nice about the San Francisco approach – a way of creating something fresh and unusual, but without ever overstating itself too much – music that seems to owe very little to both the east coast, and Detroit – and which doesn't even follow some of the patterns down in LA! Case in point is the excellent work on this set – a sweet blend of obscure 60s soul singles and mid 70s funk groovers – pulled together in a wonderful examination of the overlooked Loadstone label. The work is totally wonderful – the soul cuts have a quality that really beats so many rare soul collections that maybe sometimes dig too deep – and the funkier 70s cuts open up with lots of currents from jazz and a bit of club, sometimes in modes that echo the sound of the Fantasy Records style of the period, but with a bit more of an indie vibe overall. As usual with Kent Records, the presentation is great – detailed notes, great sound, and 24 massive tracks that include "A Frown On My Face" by Jacqueline Jones, "A Pretty Girl Dressed In Brown" by Eugene Jefferson, "Fading Day" by The Chandeliers, "A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus (part 1)" by Charles Leonard, "Rudy Blue" by Jean Knight, "Indication" by Eddie & Ernie, "Love Bandit (voc)" by Lee Rogers, "Headed For The Streets" by Herman Harper, "You Touched The Inner Part Of Me" by Celeste Hardie, "Just Say A Four Letter Word" by The California Playboys, "Get To Stepping" by The Cals, and "Swimming Partners" by Paula Lamont. CD

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✨✧ VariousSun Blues Collection ... CD
Rhino, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! CD
Also available Super Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousSuperblues Vol 4 – All Time Classic Blues Hits ... CD
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Roy Milton, Charles Brown, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield, Jesse & Marvin, Maxine Brown, Bobby Marchan, and Bobby Rush. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSurefire Hits On Central Avenue – The South Central R&B Scene ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the LA scene at the end of the 40s and into the 50s – seminal R&B work that made the city one of the greatest sources of music at the time! Before WWII, LA's recorded output was nothing much to speak of – but after the end of the war, the city really exploded as a host of small labels brought the rest of the nation work by the rich array of jazz, soul, and blues talents in the scene that had slowly been building with wartime migration from points south. The LA approach was a lot more sophisticated than that of other scenes – as audiences from previous down-home locales sought a hipper, cooler style to emphasize their new mode of living in the bigger city. Every track on here's a classic – and although you may have heard a few before, we've never seen an overview like this done so well! Titles include "Get Out Of The Car" by Richard Berry, "The Honeydripper" by Joe Liggins, "You Won't Let Me Go" by Johnny Moore, "Once There Lived A Fool" by Jimmy Grissom, "Decon's Hop" by Big Jay McNeely, "Ookey Ook" by The Penguins, "Heaven & Paradise" by Don Julian & The Meadowlarks, "Mary Lou" by Young Jessie, "Three Hours Past Midnight" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "Pachuko Hop" by Chuck Higgins. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousSurefire Hits On Central Avenue – The South Central R&B Scene ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the LA scene at the end of the 40s and into the 50s – seminal R&B work that made the city one of the greatest sources of music at the time! Before WWII, LA's recorded output was nothing much to speak of – but after the end of the war, the city really exploded as a host of small labels brought the rest of the nation work by the rich array of jazz, soul, and blues talents in the scene that had slowly been building with wartime migration from points south. The LA approach was a lot more sophisticated than that of other scenes – as audiences from previous down-home locales sought a hipper, cooler style to emphasize their new mode of living in the bigger city. Every track on here's a classic – and although you may have heard a few before, we've never seen an overview like this done so well! Titles include "Get Out Of The Car" by Richard Berry, "The Honeydripper" by Joe Liggins, "You Won't Let Me Go" by Johnny Moore, "Once There Lived A Fool" by Jimmy Grissom, "Decon's Hop" by Big Jay McNeely, "Ookey Ook" by The Penguins, "Heaven & Paradise" by Don Julian & The Meadowlarks, "Mary Lou" by Young Jessie, "Three Hours Past Midnight" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "Pachuko Hop" by Chuck Higgins. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousThings Gonna Get Better – Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1970 to 1977 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of street funk and just a bit of jazz here – all served up in the kind of killer funky collection we've always loved from the BGP label! As with some of their other gems, this set goes way beyond the obvious – and digs deep to not just feature rare singles and album tracks, but also include some never-issued recordings from the same period – which makes the set every bit as important for collectors of vintage 45s as it is for newcomers just looking to get a funky taste! There's a hard, deep vibe to most of these tracks – definitely some of the righteous message promised by the cover and title, but also just some plain old funky elements too – served up with lots of sinister guitar lines, heavy drums, and a mix of instrumental riffing and hard soul vocals. Titles include a special instrumental DJ edit of "A Joyful Process" by Funkadelic – plus "Dose Of Soul" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, "Do It" by Billy Sha Rae, "Music For The Brothers" by The Solicitors, "What's The Matter With The World" by Dave Hamilton, "Chains" by Blacks & blues, "Things Gonna Get Better" by Clarence Coulter, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by Pretty Purdie & The Playboys, "One Man's Loss" by Vernon Garrett, "125th Street & 7th Ave" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Mucho Macho" by Macho, "Push On Jesse Jackson" by The Pace Setters, "Shorty The Pimp" by Don Julian, and "Payin Dues" by Ruby Delicious. CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster Meets Piet Noodrijk – Johnny Come Lately – Live In Groningen 1973 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive/55 Records (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great late life performance from Ben Webster – played in that sharp, raspy tone that makes some of his 70s live recordings so great! The setting is pretty easygoing and laid back – and Ben's working with a Dutch group that features Irv Rochlin on piano, Rob Langereis on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums – plus alto saxophonist Piet Noordjik, who gets in some nice solos too! The recording often gives Webster prominence in the sections that feature both reedmen – but Piet gets more focus on the solos – and the tracks are long takes on familiar numbers, with plenty of room for the musicians to open up. Titles include "Johnny Come Lately", "Slow Blues", "Sophisticated Lady", "Just You Just Me", and "Old Folks". CD

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Gaye AdegbalolaBitter Sweet Blues ... CD
Alligator, 1999. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions In Sound ... CD
Mira/BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Smoking grooves from an incredible group – the amazing Afro Blues Quintet, a combo with a sound like no other! These guys were never one for stardom, but during the mid and late 60s, they burned up the west coast scene with an incredible blend of vibes, piano, and reeds – often kicked up nicely with some hard-rolling rhythm work that gave their tracks a similar mod groove to classics by Johnny Lytle, Ramsey Lewis, or Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers! But the real difference with the ABQ (if we can call them that!) is that they had a really spacious approach to their sound – never putting too much into the mix, and instead using the space between the notes every bit as much as the notes themselves. The grooves are great, and since most of this work has never been reissued, the set's totally fresh to the ears of most listeners! As usual, the folks at BGP have done a great job with the notes – and the set features 22 tracks from the group's Mira, Surrey, and Crestview recordings – titles that include "Monkey Time", "Freaks", "La La La", "Southside Habit", "Mirror Image", "Afro Rock", "Evening Of The Beast", "Spartacus", "Candie Luv", and "Our Mambo". CD

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Rob Agerbeek/Ruud Brink QuartetPardon My Bop ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 1989. Used ... $4.99
Sharp-edged work from a cool Dutch combo – one co-led by pianist Rob Agerbeek and saxophonist Ruud Brink – both great players, even if they're not well known over here in the US! Agerbeek's got years of jazz work under his belt by the time of this set – and he plays with a sound that's quickly imaginative to live up to the bop title, but also has a warmer, more sensitive approach too – one that unfolds beautifully as the album rolls on, and makes it much more than just a bop-revival affair. Brink's great too – and mostly plays tenor with a raspy, soulful tone – but also plays a bit of clarinet, and even sings a bit on two tracks too. Remaining quartet members include Harry Emmery on bass and Jo Krause on drums – and titles include "Pardon My Bop", "It's You Or No One", "I Can't Get Started", "Four", and "The Red Door". CD
 
 
 



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