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MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... LP
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. Used ... 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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bad Neighbor ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ MED, Blu & MadlibBad Neighbor ... CD
Bang Ya Head Entertainment, 2015. New Copy ... 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
Also available Bad Neighbor ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Peggi BluBlu Blowin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Jonsdottir/Vilmarsson/Sigfusdottir/Bjarnason/ThorvISO Project Vol 1 – Recurrence – Daniel Bjarnason/Iceland Symphony Orchestra (CD & Blu-ray Audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2017. Used CD & Blu-ray Audio ... $6.99
... CD

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $1.99
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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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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Caroline Shaw/Caleb Burhans/Timo Andres/John LutheThrive On Routine/In Nanus Tuas/Gustave Le Gray/Jahrzeit/In A Treeless Place Only Snow – ACME (CD & Blu-ray audio) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2017. Used CD & Blu-ray surroun ... $7.99
... CD

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Anna ThorvaldsdottirIn The Light Of Air/Transitions – Ice (CD & Blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2015. Used CD & Blu-ray ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes original slipcase!)

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WhoLive In Hyde Park (2CD/DVD/Blu Ray set) ... CD
Eagle Vision/Universal, 2015. Used 2CD/DVD/Blu Ray ... $29.99
... CD
(Packaged in a nice photobook. DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0. Blu Ray is A/B/C.)

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✨✧ Gregory PorterLive In Berlin (2CDs/blu-ray DVD) ... CD
Eagle Rock, 2016. New Copy 2CD & Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron – Black Wax (Blu Ray DVD) ... DVD
Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ DVDTAMI Show/Big TNT Show (blu-ray DVD) ... DVD
Shout Factory, 1964/1966. New Copy 2 Blu-ray DVDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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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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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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Francesco De MasiSolimano Il Conquistatore ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1961. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(1979 pressing – Serie Blu collectors releases.)

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Earth Wind & FireElectric Universe (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1983. Used ... $19.99
The title's no joke, as Earth Wind & Fire are definitely part of the electric universe of early 80s Columbia Records – the galaxy that also includes Herbie Hancock during his electro years! As a result, there's a lot more keyboards and electric rhythms in the set than before – a new setting for the still-positive expressions of the group – one that works especially well on the mellower cuts! These really have the group opening up their best ballad modes – stretching out to crossover nicely, yet still with a quality level that's head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries. Of course, the sweet vocals of Philip Bailey really help put over some of the best cuts too! Titles include "Moonwalk", "Touch", "Could It Be Right", "Sweet Sassy Lady", "Spirit Of A New World", and "We're Living In Our Own Time". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Blu Spec CD.)

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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".)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Good ... $14.99
A really obscure album for Diz – making a rare appearance here on Atlantic Records! The LP features short tracks in a very playful boppish mode – typical of the populist Diz of the early 50s, of whom we have no complaints! Titles include "Just Blues", "Moon Nocturne", "Blues Chante", "Just One More Chance", and "Sa Blu E Be Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atlantic pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with aged clear tape along all seams. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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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!)

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Naruyoshi KikuchiMobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Original Soundtrack ... CD
Taboo/Sony (Japan), 2016. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Includes obi, Blu Spec CD 2.)

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Michel LegrandConcerto Pour Piano/Concerto Pour Violoncello ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
An amazing side of the many talents of Michel Legrand – his more serious compositional work, presented here in two different concertos – with some surprisingly fantastic piano by the composer himself! You'll know Legrand best for his famous soundtrack material of the 60s and 70s – and in that work, there was always a complexity that was beyond the usual – and which really gets to flower in the expanded space of these performances. And despite Michel's advance age, he's a hell of a soloist alongside the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France. CD features the pieces "Concerto Pour Piano" and "Concerto Pour Violoncelle" – the latter of which features Henri Demarquette on cello. CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Et Ses Amis ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
Wonderful work from Michel Legrand – the French composer, musician, and singer who first rose to fame in the 50s – and has managed to keep his creativity flowing strongly over the decades! This set is exactly what's promised by the title and cover – an album that features Legrand playing piano and handling arrangements for a variety of guest singers young and old – a very vibrant array of different French singers, whose shifting presence really illustrates the continued warmth of Michel's music. Singers include Muriel Robin, Thomas Dutronc, Maurane, Charles Aznavour, Brigitte, Lambert Wilson, Emilie Claire Barlow, and Christophe Willem – and Legrand himself sings on one track too. Titles include "Paris Violon", "Alcatraz", "L'Adieu", "Ca Va Ca Va", "La Valse Des Lilas", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Quand Tu Reviendras", and "La Chanson De Maxence". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Sleepy MatsumotoSamba De Sun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto is a reedman who grabbed us strongly the first time we ever heard him play – on one of the first big band albums by Toshiko Akioshi in the 60s – and he's also one who continued to grow and refine his craft in the 70s, with an amazingly personal sound by the end of the decade! This album's one of Sleepy's best – the kind of set that makes him an instant heir to American giants like Sonny Sitt or Sonny Rollins – who he easily rivals for his ability to blow strong and long over the span of the extended tunes of the set – never failing to find new ideas in his solos, and always making us feel like we've just stumbled upon his genius all over again in the process! The group's a quartet – with Hideo Ichikawa on piano, Takashi Mizuhashi on bass, and Hideo Sekine on drums – and titles include the long "Back To The Sea", "Samba De Sun", and "Stella By Starlight" – plus "Round Midnight" and "Anaid". CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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David MatthewsDune ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from arranger David Matthews – a set that draws inspiration from Frank Herbert's Dune, and sends Dave out into space with a whole bunch of sci fi-tinged funky numbers! Matthews has already had plenty of CTI arranging experience by the time of this set – but he really moves into some unusual space with the record – open, evocative tunes that really live up to their inspiration, but also have some of Dave's funky touches too. Matthews gets help from an all-star lineup of CTI players – including Grover Washington on reeds and Eric Gale on guitar – and titles include the massive funk track "Sandworms", plus "Song Of The Bene Gesserit", "Silent Running", "Arrakis", and "Space Oddity". CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Dune ... LP 16.99

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Shuko MizunoWorld Of Shuko Mizuno – Live In 5 Days In Jazz 76 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic criss-crossing of modes – free jazz, funk, big band, and fusion – all styles that were blooming big on the Japanese scene of the 70s – wrapped up and reworked here into something new entirely! The set's a live one, and features extended performances from a range of great players who were key to the scene at the time – coming together here under the leadership of keyboardist Shumko Mizuno on the first half, and working with the New Herd of Toshiyuki Miyama on the second! Mizuno wrote all three tracks – and plays both keyboards and drums on the first – alongside a shifting lineup of players who include Seiichi Nakamura on tenor, Kenji Mori on alto, Hideto Kanai on bass, and Kazumi Watanabe on guitar! Titles include the avant "Dum", the sharper "Concentration", and the side-long jam "Jazz Orchestra 75 Part 2". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ James MoodyBeyond This World ... LP
Vanguard, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
Hip arrangements by Tom McIntosh – with Mark Grey on keyboards, Jimmy Johnson on percussion, Herb Bushler on bass, and both Billy Butler and Carl Lynch on guitars. Titles include "The Television Song", "Love Was The Cause", "Nairobi To Soulville", "Dis Kom Blu Ba Late Me Baby", and "Put Your Shoes On Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a name in marker on front. Label has some marker.)

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Kunio OhtaMy Back Pages (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked gem from the Three Blind Mice catalog of the 70s – a date that's led by pianist Kunio Ohta, but which features some excellent reed work from Masamiki Takano too! The record's got that open, creative spirit that we love from the label's best work in the decade – almost as if the group is trying to make sure they're never pegged down to one style at all, as they open up in new directions on every track on the set! The title tune is a beautiful 16 minute take on Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" – and also features trumpet from Katsuhiko Matsuura, too – who plays on the titles "Mar Y Sol" and "My Ship" as well. The album also features a great take on "St Thomas", which is an excellent workout for Takano's tenor. CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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Allan PraskinEncounter (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the most unusual albums in the Three Blind Mice jazz catalog of the 70s – a set recorded by overlooked American reedman Allan Praskin, who really opens up in the Japanese setting of the record! Praskin is a player who worked strongly on the European scene for decades – mostly in a modern jazz mode, and with an angular, sharp sound on this set – of the sort that should have made him huge! There's a soulfulness to Praskin's alto that really gives the set a bit more depth than some of the other TBM dates – and he works in a cool piano-less quartet that features Kiyoshi Sugimoto on guitar, Yoshio Ikeda on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums! All three players really hit some wonderful rhythmic formations – giving the record as much fresh energy as Praskin's horn – and titles include the funky "Height Of Spring", plus "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Reflectors", "Encounters", and "Blues Connotation". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Jeremy SteigFirefly ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare CTI entry from funky flute master Jeremy Steig – a musician whose style is a great fit for the label! There's more of an electric vibe here than on Steig's earlier records – but that creates a nice current of soul that really helps things take off in a nicely different way. The record features Steig's funky flute in front of some larger arrangements by David Matthews – and the style of the record is a blend of CTI electric and some of the choppier bits of earlier Steig albums, blended with some mellow soul lead vocals on three tracks by Googie Coppola – who sings in a manner that's almost like Minnie Riperton! Tracks include the funky groover "Hopscotch", plus the nice soul tracks "Firefly", "Living Inside Your Love", and "Everything Is Coming To The Light". CD
(Blu-Spec Cd pressing!)

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Kiyoshi TanakaBritish Rock Live In Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Teichiku/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Don't think "British rock", think "electric jazz" – as the set features some long, jamming instrumental workouts that are more in a heavy fusion mode overall! The group's a quintet – led by drummer Kiyoshi Tanaka, and featuring organ, guitar, bass, and some very cool electronics too – used in ways that touch up the tunes nicely, and bring out some spacey currents in the music, especially during some of the few mellow moments! These guys are definitely influenced by the more progressive rock sounds of the period, but never feel the temptation to vocalize at all – and titles include "Echoes", "Jimi Hendrix Mad Song", and the long "Trip To West Coast From Britain" – with segments dedicated to Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Frank Zappa, Uriah Heep, and the Grateful Dead. CD
(Blu-spec CD pressing!)

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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!)
 
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✨✧ VariousRhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups – The Forgotten Sound Of South Louisiana ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest collection so far in this excellent Bluesin By The Bayou series – as it brings forth a host of lesser-known vocal group tracks that show that the pre-soul fire was as strong on the Louisiana scene as it was on the street corners of New York! The work here often has a strong New Orleans soul undercurrent – lots of triplets and romping grooves, of the sort you'd know from single R&B singers who struck it big at the time – but there's also plenty of room for vocal interplay – either a lead singer trading lines with the rest of the group, or some even more inventive harmonies that really send us to the heavens! The package brings together rare singles from labels like Zynn, Ric, Swade, and Tic Toc – and also includes loads of those excellent unissued JD Miller tracks from the vaults – some of which appear here for the first time ever. Titles include "Feelin Right Saturday Night" by The Velvetiers, "The Natural Thing To Do" by Sticks Herman, "Oh Baby" by an Unknown Group, "Billy The Kid" by The Raves, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Cookie & His Cupcakes, "Waiting In The Chapel" by The Taynotes, "Lookin & Searchin" by Sonny Martin, "Tall Skinny Mama" by Henry Clement, "Help Me" by The Del-Chords, and "I Need Your Loving" by Charles Morris. CD

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✨✧ VariousRobin Imamshah Files – Rare Funk & Disco From Trinidad 1976 to 1979 (3 x 7" set) ... 7-inch
Cree (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 Inch ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from Trinidad – music that's got a much deeper groove than some of the other Caribbean disco we know from the time! The rhythms here romp along with lots of unique elements – a deeply personal vocal here, some moogy flourishes there – all touches that really keep things interesting, and which make these cuts maybe feel more like underground singles from the east coast scene of the mid 70s than the usual island styles from farther south! There's definitely some disco attempts at play – but the result has more of the rough vibe of the P&P Records scene, which really knocks some of this work out of the park. Titles include "Dance My Blues Away" by Marina, "Black Ball" and "Trinidad Boogie" by Last Supper, "Zap Bang Shang-A -Lang" by Starphire, "Shake" by Shandileer", and "I Wanna Give You Everything" by Hazel Ramberransingh. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 3 – Sailing In the Boat When The Tide Runs Strong ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this third volume include "Down In Arkansas" by Almeda Riddle, "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" by Big Bill Broonzy, "Read Em John" by John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Laura Lee" by Emma Hammond, "Lord Have Mercy" by Fred McDowell, and "Lenga Serpentina" by Compagna Sacco. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 6 – Free A Little Bird ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this sixth volume include "Nottamun Town" by Jean Ritchie, "High Force Agricultural Show" by Mark Anderson, "Al Hamdulillah" by Unidentified Man, "Blues #2" by Belton Sutherland, "Two Step De Eunice" by Dennis McGee, "Keen For A Dead Child" by Keith Gallagher, and "Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed" by Fred & Annie Mae McDowell. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousScratch My Back – Pye Beat Girls 1963 to 1968 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic girl pop from mid 60s London – tunes that go way past the sweeter hit modes of singers like Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw – and which often have some surprisingly soulful currents, too! All the work here is from the Pye Records studios of the time – a very groovy label who've given us some excellent jazz, rock, and instrumental sides – but who seem especially well-suited to bring all that experience to bear when they work with female singers! There's a bounce and groove to most numbers here, making the Brit blue-eyed tracks surprisingly strong play for a soulful dancefloor – and titles include "Da Di Da Da" by The Satin Bells, "Something To Give" by Nita Rossi, "Come On Baby" by Kim D, "Scratch My Back" by Jan Panter, "Every Day" by Billie Davis, "Now That You've Made Up Your Mind" by Val McKenna, "He Doesn't Love Me" by The Breakaways, "We Were Lovers" by Sandra Barry, "It's Hard To Believe It" by Glenda Collins, "I've Found Love" by Sharon Tandy, "It's So Fine" by Dee King, and "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" by Glo Macari. CD

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✨✧ VariousSon Of A Gun & More – From The Lee Hazlewood Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most comprehensive sets we've ever seen to look at the legacy of the legendary Lee Hazlewood – and one of the few to focus on the impact he's had on the 21st Century! Lee's songs have become the stuff of legend over the years – not just his own recordings, but classic tracks sung by the Sinatra family members, Dean Martin, and countless others – who are usually features on similar sets under the Hazlewood banner. But this package goes those one better – and looks mostly at material from the past 20 years – plus a few older songs – showing that, if anything, the present century has given Lee's music even more power than ever in the hands of diverse talents like these. As with more "vintage" sets from Ace Records, the presentation is great – a lot of tracks, and very detailed notes that really like the Hazelwood heritage to all this recent music. Titles include "A Cheat" by Jarvis Cocker & Richard Hawley, "Some Velvet Morning" by Primal Scream & Kate Moss, "First Street Blues" by Mick Harvey, "I'm Glad I Never" by Jesus & Mary Chain, "Sand" by Holly Golightly, "Look At That Woman" by Gallon Drunk, "You Turned My Head Around" by Dean & Britta, "I'd Rather Be Your Enemy" by Boyd Rice, "Summer Wine" by Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon, "Paris Summer" by Frances Ruffelle, "My Autumn's Done Come" by Mark Morriss, "No Train To Stockholm" by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards, and "Long Black Train" by Thriftstore Masterpiece with Frank Black. Also includes vintage songs – "She Comes Running" by Waylon Jennings, "The Man Who Made An Angel Cry" by Loy Clingman, "Lady Bird" by Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom, and "Friday's Child" by Billie Dearborn. CD

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✨✧ VariousSunday Nights – The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough (with download) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A testament to the broad appeal of raw Mississippi blues great Junior Kimbrough – and a also to the strength of the man's songs in alternate settings – on a beginning-to-end strong compilation of covers by an impressive range of talents! Originally issued on the mid 00s, this one has solid adaptions of Kimbrough gems by pre-rock star Black Keys, reunited proto punk legends Iggy & The Stooges, blues reverent mood rocker Mark Lanegan, The Firey Furnaces, Spiritualized, The Ponys, Jack Oblivian and more. Includes "You Better Run" (2 versions) by The Stooges, "Sad Days Lonely Nights" by Spiritualized, "My Mind Is Ramblin'" by The Black Keys, "Do The Romp" by Entrance & Cat Power, "Done Got Old" by Jim White. "Burn In Hell" by The Ponys and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Fat Possum 25th anniversary limited edition – includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousSwingbillies – Hillbilly & Western Swing On Modern/Colonial/Flair 1947 to 1952 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's no typo in the title – as the unique phrase "Swingbillies" is a perfect summation of the set – which mixes together rare postwar work from the West Coast scene – cool cuts that are partly western swing, partly early country – and which almost stand as a precursor to the Bakersfield years to come! The music is all from the catalog of Modern Records – an imprint best known for R&B and blues, but one that also really had its ear to the ground for all the new sounds bubbling up in LA after the war – sounds that included a big influx of hillbilly styles that hit the coast in the hands of folks moving westward for jobs and success. Most artists here are relatively obscure, but their work resonates with qualities that both matches the big western swing stars of the period, and some of the excellent early country on Capitol Records – which might be a good comparison to the strength of this set. CD features 28 titles in all – and cuts include "You Just Wait & See" by Chuck Guillory, "Turn That Gun Around" by Rocky Morgan, "Those Wonderful Days With You" by Joe Bean, "I Knew That You Were Foolin All Along" by Jimmie Dolan, "Holiday For Guitar" by Jimmy Bryant, "The Honey Jump (part 1)" by Jody Webb, "Operation Blues" by Homer Clemons, "Big Texas #2" by Papa Cairo, "San Antonio Blues" by Cliff Bruner, and "My Heart Lied To Me" by Ted Shelton. CD

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✨✧ VariousTrek Bloopers – Rare Third Season Bloopers ... LP
Blue Pear, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... CD
Westbound/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. CD
Also available Westbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousWhere Southern Soul Began Vol 3 – 1957-1963 – History Of Soul ... CD
History Of Soul (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An excellent look at the sounds that gave birth to southern soul – that blend of blues, R&B, gospel, and other righteous sounds that were brewing below the Mason-Dixon line at the end of the 50s – which later rose to tremendous fame on labels like Stax and Atlantic! The tracks here are mostly from before a time when those labels focused on the music, though – and include a huge number of obscure singles we'd never heard before – all packaged with lavish notes on the music and full color images – clearly showing a lot more care to the presentation than you'd usually get for a collection of this nature. There's a whopping 55 titles in the set – and tracks include "The Wash" by The Varios, "Baby Come & Get It" by The Adorables, "Velma" by Roland Dice, "Everybody's Talking" by Bob & Peggy, "I'll Have To Let You Go" by Sally Stanley, "Goodbye My Love" by Oscar Perry, "I'm Cally My Baby" by Gene Vell, "Baby It's True Love" by Roscoe Shelton, "Why Not Give Me A Chance" by Jackie Verdell, "Keep On Trying" by Guitar Ray, "Bad Boy" by Fontella Bass, "Wait A Minute" by Barbara Stephens, and "Please Wait" by Charles James. CD

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Jamey AebersoldII-V7-I Progression Vol 3 ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of many fine records cut for the Jamey Aebersold label of jazz improvisation/instruction albums – and one that features some excellent piano work by Dan Haerle. The piano is all acoustic, but it's got a freely soulful feel that makes the album way more than just a jazz instruction album – and the best cuts have a tight trio groove and lots of nice bass work by Rufus Reid. Titles include "G Minor Blues", "Bebop Tune", "F Blues with An 8 Bar Bridge", "II V7 I", "II V7", and "0 V7 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the book.)

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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneIntroducing The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One ... LP
Mira, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a snakey feel that really adds a new dimension of light and color to the tunes. The whole set's a great blend of Latin rhythms, jazzy solo work, and some mod 60s touches – and titles include "Monkey Time", "Afro Rock", "Let My People Go", "Walk On By", "Moses", "Liberation", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and a name in pen on back.)

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Rob Agerbeek/Ruud Brink QuartetPardon My Bop ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 1989. Used ... $2.99
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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Olli AhvenlahtiBased On A Novel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ponsi/Svart (Finland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An excellent session of breezy jazz from Finland – and one of the most obscure albums from fusion legend Olli Ahvenlahti! Olli's playing acoustic piano here, and the vibe is more acoustic than some of his work from the 70s – but in a really great way, as Juhani Aaltonen serves up lots of wonderful work on flute, making a shift from the fusion years on the European scene to some of the return to modal and Brazilian influences that were especially strong on the German scene in the early 80s. Markku Johansson also gets in some warm lines on flugelhorn, and the rest of the quintet features rock-solid work from Pekka Sarmanto on bass and Esko Rosnell on drums. The flute's the real killer, though – coming across with a jazzy lyricism that's brilliant – and maybe even more striking than on some of Aaltonen's own records. Titles include "Chorale", "Nelli's Snowballsong", "Based On A Novel", "Blues In The Country", "Ballata", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ambrose AkinmusireRift In Decorum ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
No rift in decorum here – as the record may well be one of the tightest, most focused efforts we've ever heard from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire – a beautifully-played live set from a really wonderful quartet! Ambrose shapes his notes perfectly throughout – over these building, blocky piano parts from Sam Harris – whose sense of color both balances and amplifies the presence of the leader. The pairing is so great, we might almost miss the work of Harish Raghavan on bass and Justin Brown on drums – except for moments when they burst out in waves of richness that are very inspirational. The song style and length shifts throughout, but never breaks the cohesiveness of the set – and titles include "Brooklyn", "Moment In Between The Rest", "Umteyo", "Maurice & Michael", "Taymoor's World", "Condor", "Withered", and "HAMS". CD

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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop/Drum Suite ... CD
RCA/Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1956. Used ... $6.99
Great early work from arranger Manny Album – 2 albums back to back on one CD! First up is Manny's entry in RCA's Jazz Workshop series – a set of tunes that are shorter, and arguably a bit more modern than some of Albam's later work – tracks done definitely in that Jazz Workshop blend of west coast cool and east coast modern – with players that include Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, Urbie Green, Billy Byers, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Thad Jones. Titles include the Albam originals "Headstrong", "The Changing Scene", "The Turning Point", and "Intermezzo" – plus "Charmaine", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Anything Goes". Next up is The Drum Suite – hard-swinging big band tracks, with an emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set. Manny and Ernie were two of the more soulful arrangers of their day – and they get some strong performances out of the groups, letting players like Conte Candoli, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Freddie Green open up in longer tracks driven to intensity by some great drum work. Titles include "Skinning The Valves", "Dancers On Drums", "Bristling", and "The Octopus". CD

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Aaron AlexanderBlues For Sparky ... CD
2002. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Monty AlexanderMontreux Alexander – Live! At The Montreux Festival (30th Anniversary Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1976. Used ... $19.99
A stone classic from pianist Monty Alexander – a live date recorded for MPS in the mid 70s, and a set with even more fire than his studio sides for the label! The sound here is quite freewheeling at times – not funky, but in a very romping, gutbuckety mode that marks Alexander as a clear heir to Oscar Peterson in such a setting – but one who's also possibly bringing a bit more groove to the table! Rhythm is from John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums – who are perfect accompanists for Monty's nicely rolling style on the keys! Titles include "Drown In My Own Tears", "Feelings", "Work Song", "Nite Mist Blues", and "Satin Doll". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Monetevideo", "That's The Way It Is", and "You Make Me Feel Brand New" CD
(Out of print.)
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Montreux Alexander – Live! At The Montreux Festival ... CD 7.99
Montreux Alexander – Live! At The Montreux Festival ... CD 13.99

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Mose AllisonMose Allison (Back Country Suite/Local Color) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Two early, rootsy Mose Allison sides, brought together by Milestone/Prestige in the 70s for this repackage. Most of this set is instrumental bluesy piano trio numbers, but Mose busts out with some vocals and even a spot of trumpet on a couple numbers, including an early version of his signature tune "Parchman Farm", plus "Lost Mind", "Blues", "Trouble In Mind" and "One Room Country Shack". He's joined by Addison Farmer or Taylor LaFargue on bass, and either Frank Isola or Nick Stabulas on drums, and the instrumental sides include "Blueberry Hill", the side long "Black Country Suite", "In Shalah", "I'll Never Be Free" and "Ain't You A Mess". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some sun bleaching on the spine.)
 
 
 



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