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Billy Boy ArnoldEldorado Cadillac ... CD
Alligator, 1995. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bad BoyElectric Eyes ... LP
Bad Boy, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Elvin BishopHometown Boy Makes Good ... LP
Capricorn, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... CD
EMI/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton! The style's not any sort of clunky "jazz meets Broadway" mode, though – as the care taken by the artists involved help elevate the tunes, and the performance, to a whole new soulful level – hardly what you'd expect! The group features trumpet work from Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, tenor from Wayne Shorter, alto from James Spaulding, trombone from Curtis Fuller, baritone from Charles Davis, piano from Cedar Walton, and bass from Reggie Workman – all very hip cats, working here with the same sort of large group textures you might hear on Freddie Hubbard's Body & Soul album from the same time, mixed with some more traditionally Blakey-led moments. Titles include "Yes I Can", "Theme From Golden Boy", "Lorna's Here", "This is The Life", and "There's A Party". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Bronski BeatSmalltown Boy/Infatuation/Memories ... LP
MCA, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
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BulljunTheme From Full Time Play Boy ... 12-inch
P-Vine (Japan), 2007. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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CaroBoy Is Mine ... LP
Rocshire, 1983. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Larry CoryellBarefoot Boy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice and long, which gives the players plenty of space to explore. Personnel includes Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Mike Mandel on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Larry Killian on congas – working with Coryell on long trippy tracks that remind us a bit of 60s work by Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, and Gabor Szabo. Titles include "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "The Great Escape", and "Gypsy Queen". CD

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Dizzee RascalBoy In Da Corner ... CD
XL/Matador, 2003. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ El Michels Affair & The ShacksStrange Boy/No Surprise ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The Shacks almost recreates a blue-eyed female soul style from years back, but at just the right pace to match the mood of the cut. "No Surprise" is a similar laidback number – and almost has a psychedelic fuzziness – as if Galaxie 500 teamed up with El Michels! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1985. Used ... $4.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an extended attack on the military-based "democracy" that led Nigeria during the 70s. Added to the track is the full version of "Government Chicken Boy", another 30 minute long number, one that attacks the complacent political establishment – to the tune of eerie keyboards and funky Afro rhythms! CD

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Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolWhite People ... CD
Atlantic, 2004. Used ... $3.99
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live instrumentation! The gleeful, sarcastic comedy of the stellar first album remains intact, with some genuinely amusing skits (including one with Jay Z appearing under the pseudonym Hines Buchanan), and the deep range of guest vocalists isn't as surprising as how strong their work is in the best tunes. It would have been pretty easy for Prince Paul and Automator to find a bunch of interesting names to flesh out their big pop culture frappe, but something else altogether to make trippy hip hop tracks featuring Cat Power and the Hieroglyphics make sense on the same record. A pretty solid set from the most adventurous pseudo duo in the game! Guests include Del The Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, RZA, Lord Finesse, AG, Rahzel, Jazzy Jay, Qbert, Mike Patton, Casual, Hieroglyphics, Grand Wizard Theodore, El-P, John Oates, Pharrell, Kid Koala, and George W. Bush (just kidding). Tracks include "If It Wasn't For You" with De La, "Are You Down With It" with Mike Patton, "The World's Gone Mad" with Del and others, "It's Like That" with Casual, "I've Been Thinking" with Cat Power, "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Pt 2" featuring Lord Finesse, Qbert and others, First. . .And Then" featuring Dres from Black Ship, "A Day In The Life" featuring RZA, AZ and others and more, plus intro/outro by Father Guido Sarducci. CD

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Etta Jones/Lorez AlexandriaNature Boy (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A classic tune, done here in two very groovy versions! Etta Jones' take on "Nature Boy" starts out with a soulful tenor solo, then moves into this exotic stepping rhythm on guitar, bass, and drums – very spare, but very compelling – especially as Etta holds the lead! Lorez Alexandria is equally exotic on her version, but jazzier too – as the tune has this wonderful piano that really opens up the colors and tones! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little Boy BluesIn The Woodland Of Weir ... LP
Fontana, 1968. Near Mint- ... $69.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small spot of tape in one corner.)

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Lord Infamous/EA Ski/Indo GTriple Six Klubhouse (clean, dirty, inst w/chorus)/Butta (clean)/Big Boy (dirty) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with BPM stickers.)

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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
A surprisingly weird and wonderful little record – one that features Rod McKuen's music for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, plus a few other tracks as well – all done in that slightly-broken style of Rod's we love so much! The aging poet McKuen might have seemed a strange choice to use for any sort of Peanuts film, but his raspy take on the title tune is really wonderful – almost a version of Charlie Brown that's an older alcoholic who's smoked most of his life – but still trying to sound slightly upbeat! This approach also follows on some of Rod's vocal work on a few tunes for the film Natalie with Henry Mancini – and even his instrumental work here is nice, with kind of a blue-tinged take on the territory of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include vocal numbers "Failure Face", "We", "Champion Charlie Brown", "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", and "Natalie" – plus instrumental tracks "Something For Snoopy", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Jean", and "Joanna" – as well as instrumentals of a few Charlie Brown tracks too. CD

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Marian McPartland/Adelaide Robbins/Barbara CarrollLookin For A Boy ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Matsuo OhnoAstro Boy – Roots Of Electronic Sound ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $26.99
A very weird and wild little record from Matsuo Ohno – the man who created all those cool electronic effects for the early Astro Boy cartoons! The album's comprised of sounds from those years, but really comes across more as some sort of odd, experimental collage – with short electronic passages, sound effects, and other odd snippets all coming together in really weird and beautiful ways – almost more like some Fluxus sound collage than any sort of animated soundtrack you might expect! The record does begin with the cute vocal "Astro Boy Theme", but then moves into a sublime array of dark, moody analogue electronic sounds and effects. CD

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Rev Baddoo/Jr DemusBop Scuchie (legendary underground bobby konders classic mix)/You A Bad Boy (classic orig, bobby konders smooth out mix) ... 12-inch
Step Sun, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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EK Rose/Hawaiian QuintetteSweet Lei Lehua/Honolulu Tom Boy ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 10s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
78 RPM
 
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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance, courtesy the lyricism and delivery of KRS-One. Importance aside, though, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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BrothersYou Can't Win (voc, inst)/Memories (voc) ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99 7.98
A rare B-Boy single from Akiek & Narkim, aka The Brothers – with the Boogie Down stamp of approval and an official Boogie Down Production! Nice, raw and thumping hip hop from the dawn of the late 80s golden era. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CoolioMy Soul ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ De La SoulBuddy (native tounge decision, native tounge inst, LP)/Ghetto Thang (LP, ghetto ximer, ghetto ximer inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Very Good- (pic cover)... $6.99
One of their great 12" singles, with the full 7-minute version of the classic "Buddy" featuring Q-Tip, Latifah, and Monie Love. Loads of extra mixes that all sound very different from one another. Between the remixes of the songs, there's enough material here to put together a short album. Makes us remember the good old days, when Hip Hop singles used to really be enough to carry you through until the next LP came out. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Double Dee & SteinskiPayoff Mix (mastermix of GLOBE & Whiz Kid's Play That Beat Mr DJ)/Lesson Two (James Brown mix)/Lesson Three (history of hip hop mix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1985. Very Good+ (reissue)... $24.99
Faithful reissue of the classic cut and paste single that sparked off an entire sub genre of hip hop in the early 80s! Double Dee & Steinski mix together dozens of samples of everything from JFK speeches and cartoon bits to movie dialog and even Mae West over a bed of classic break beats and early hip hop tracks. The Payoff mix is based on Whiz Kid's "Play That Beat", Lesson Two uses lots of James Brown, Lesson Three has everything else. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing, with star etch.)

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FattburgerOne Of A Kind ... LP
Golden Boy, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Donnie FrittsEverybody's Got A Song ... CD
Oh Boy, 1997. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Frank KohlInvisible Man ... CD
Pony Boy, 2013. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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K7Move It Like this (album, ext, dub, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Malcolm XNo Sellout (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Music by Keith LeBlanc and samples from Malcolm X's The Ballot Or The Bullet speech. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Janelle MonaeElectric Lady (with download) ... LP
Bad Boy/Atlantic, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
The electric lady is back again – getting great help on this set from Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Esperanza Spaulding! The set features further chapters in Janelle's Metropolis story – but apart from that overarching structure, and cool notes that situate the singer as some future cultural criminal, the overall vibe is tight funky soul – at a level that not only lives up to all of Monae's sparkling promise from before, but which also finds a great way to bring out the best elements of all the guests! There's plenty of funky numbers here that stand wonderfully well on their own, but the whole thing works even better as a unified set – with titles that include "Primetime", "Givin Em What They Love", "Queen", "Electric Lady", "Look Into My Eyes", "It's Code", "Ghetto Woman", "Victory", "Dorothy Dandrige Eyes", and "What An Experience". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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Nathaniel Merriweather Presents – LovageMusic To Make Love To Your Old Lady By ... CD
75 Ark/Tommy Boy, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Hip hop for the Gainsbourg fan? This Handsome Boy Modeling School spin off has Nathaniel Merriweather, aka Dan The Automator, working in his smoothest, sexiest, loungiest mode ever! Like Handsome Boy, Lovage is packed to the rafters with mysterious guest appearances, including the turntable and mixing skills of Kid Koala, Chest "Prince Paul" Rockwell, Afrika Bambaataa, and Maseo of De La Soul. Guest vocalists include Jennifer Charles of Elysian Fields, Damon Albarn, and Mike Patton. Tracks include "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell", "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)", "Anger Management", "Everyone Has A Summer They Want To Remember", "To Catch A Thief", "Lies And Alibis", "Book Of The Month", "Strangers On A Train", "Sex (I'm A)", "Tea Time With Maseo", "Herbs, Good Hygiene, & Socks", and the best song named after a bad Burt Reynolds movie ever, "Stroker Ace". CD
(Out of print.)

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Naughty By NatureEverything's Gonna Be Alright (city lick rmx, city lick rmx inst, rough rhodes rmx, rough rhodes inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1991. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Two promo-only remixes of the NBH anthem. The city lick remix is close to the original while the rough rhodes mix uses completely different music with a more jazzy feel. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Naughty By NaturePoverty's Paradise ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1995. Sealed ... $14.99
Tracks include "Clap Yo Hands", "Respect Due", "Slang Bang", "World Go Round", "Hang Out And Hustle", "City Of Ci-Lo", "Holdin Fort", "Shout Out", "It's Workin", "Feel Me Flow", "Chain Remains", "Poverty's Paradise", "Connections", "Klickow-Klickow", and "Craziest". LP, Vinyl record album

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QuintonQuinton's Here (voc, inst)/Quinton's On The Way (A Jazzy Skit)/Still Fiendin'/I'm Not An MC (voc, inst)/Ill Fiend ... 12-inch
Fat House/Tommy Boy, 1994. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Prodced by J Sw!ft, so it's kinda like a Pharcyde record, but without the Pharcyde. Same nice jazzy vibe though. Was this the first appearance on record by the Jazzyfatnastees? 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Michael WolffJumpstart ... CD
Cabana Boy, 1995. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousMasters Of The Beat ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1985. Very Good ... $9.99
Tommy Boy collected a bunch of producers and musicians for this collection of 8 quality breakin/b-boy tracks that aren't available on any other LP or single. The tracks are complete 4 to 5 minute instrumental 'songs' not just a series of loops. With "Yeah Right!" and "Sweet Beat" by Whiz Kid, "It's Nasty" Hashim (a track just about as dope as "Al-Naafiysh"), "Maneuvers" and "Uh!" by Keith Le Blanc (of Sugarhill/Tackhead fame), "Dust Cloud", an early low-tempo electro track from Rick Rubin and "Lisa's Coming" and "Just Do What You Want" by The Latin Rascals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Test press in a Tommy boy sleeve. Cover & label have red marker.)

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VariousRodney On The ROQ ... LP
Posh Boy, 1981. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A classic slice of LA work from the glory days of the hardcore scene – with work by Agent Orange, Circle Jerks, Crowd, Nuns, Fender Buddies, Wigglers, Vidiots, Uxa, Simpletones, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing, including the Flipside zine!)

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Digital UndergroundNo Nose Job (radio, fat bass international mix, club mix, extra bumble bee scratch bonus beatstrumental mix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1991. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (expanded edition) ... CD
B-Boy/Landspeed, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
You know all the great tracks: "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge Is Over", the "P is Free" remix – and it still sounds as fresh today as it did when it came out in 1986. Plus this expanded CD contains the instrumentals to all of the original LP tracks! CD
Also available Criminal Minded (2LP edition with bonus track) ... LP 18.99
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Live! ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, soulful energy his group had in the format – crowd-pleasing, but always plenty darn creative too! Added to the mix here is some nice production by David Axelrod, capturing all the right moments in all the right ways – especially when Joe Zawinul steps up to take some sweet solos on the keys – and the great Charles Lloyd serves up some mighty nice work on flute and tenor sax. Other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "The Song My Lady Sings", "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Work Song", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing.)

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AkabuWatch Yourself (voc, inst)/Akabu Beats ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
On the Body Rock imprint, which if we're not mistaken was a side label to Tommy Boy. With a synth heavy production style that's not quite electro, but is definitely 80s, from Adrian Sherwood, on some levels remarkably different from the On-U sound he'd forged, and edits by Double Dee & Steinski! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AkikoCollage ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little collection of work from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – pulled from her first few Verve albums, and packaged into one really beautiful set! Unlike other contemporaries on the Japanese scene, who tend to be a bit more soul-based, Akiko goes for a style that's often more classically jazz-based – a mode the echoes back to sounds of the 50s and 60s, yet which is also served up with hipper production and instrumental touches from younger collaborators – especially Sunaga T, who had a hand in some of the best numbers here! The package is almost as beautiful as the music – done in an old Limelight Records style with a booklet in the middle that includes photos of all the album covers. Titles include "Funky Monkey Boy (English version)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Skindo Le Le", "You've Changed (funk version)", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Do You Know", "Far Beyond", "So Tired", and a few cool interludes and intros! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Allman BrothersBrothers & Sisters ... LP
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was very much in keeping with changes in the Detroit sound of the 70s – vocals that often shared a sense of personal, heartfelt delivery with southern soul of the period – but a tighter, more swinging approach to instrumentation that was still keeping up the Detroit groove of earlier years. The tunes here nicely skirt a distance between Memphis and Motortown – delivered with a rich, expansive heart that should have made Carol a bigger singer than she was a the time. A few of the tracks on the set are nice dancefloor groovers – both in an older style of Northern soul, and in a late 70s/early 80s boogie-styled groove – and as usual, the folks at Grapevine have done a tremendous job with the notes! CD features every single track ever recorded by Carol – 17 titles that include "Sad Girl", "You Boy", "We've Got Enough", "You've Got It Coming", "Party People", "Holding On", "Taking My Mind Off Love", "You Want It", "Ain't Giving Up", "Tomorrow Is Not A Promise", "Come On Over Tonight", and "Master Plan". CD

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 22.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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Ginny ArnellMeet Ginny Arnell (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Poker (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Dreamy 60s pop from Ginny Arnell – a sweet-voiced singer working in a very echoey space! There's a nicely weepy quality to Ginny's music – not in a way that's overly emotive, but which comes from the odd mix of guitar lines, bubbling bass, and heavy echo used to record the music – all with qualities that start feeling sad long before Arnell even sings a word of the lyrics – and which is almost a female equivalent to the best blue modes of Bobby Vinton's work of the same time! Arrangements are by a variety of talents – including Bill McElhieny, Al Gorgoni, and Ray Stevens – but there's a nicely unified feel to the set, thanks to the strong production on the album from Jim Vienneau – clearly an under-acknowledged genius of 60s pop. Titles include "Dumbhead", "I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear", "I'm So Afraid Of Loving You", "He's My Little Devil", "This Is Mine", "You Pulled A Fast One", "I Don't Want You This Way", and "This Is Mine". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "I'm Getting Mad", "Bill Why", "I'm Crying Too", "Trouble's Back In Town", and "Just Like A Boy". CD

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Average White BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album

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BachsOut Of The Bachs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Time Lag Records/Out-Sider (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Raw sounds from the US underground, circa 1968 – by a group who clearly grew in the garage, but sprung forth with a whole range of new ideas too! Sometimes the Bachs can have this bite that's almost pre-punk, but other moments have this warmly harmonic feel that's quite a surprise – still delivered with a nice edge, given the indie production of the set – which definitely lives up to the spirit of the album's original print run of only 150 copies! All songs are originals, and surprisingly well-written at times – with these dark lyrical turns that are a great foil for the twin lead vocals – almost with the moody feel of Syd Barrett on the shorter, spookier early Pink Floyd tunes, but a lot rougher. Titles include Free Fall", "Answer To Yesterday", "Minister To A Mind Diseased", "Show Me That You Want To Go Home", "I'm A Little Boy", and "Tables Of Grass Fields". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – with bonus insert of notes!)

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Barclay James HarvestEveryone Is Everybody Else (2CD/DVD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1974. New Copy 2CD/DVD ... $26.99
A nice lean set from Barclay James Harvest – a record that gets more to the core of their sound after the larger arrangements of some of their albums for Harvest Records – in a way that also seems to bring out more of an edge in their songwriting, too! The shift is somewhat subtle, but effective – as the quartet manage to find ways to make simple guitar and keyboard lines come across with this flowing vibe that often makes the sum sound way more than its parts – especially when set to the inventive themes covered by some of the album's lyrical topics! The drums are great, too – seemingly stronger than before – and titles include "Negative Earth", "Paper Wings", "The Great 1974 Mining Disaster", "Mill Boys", "Poor Boy Blues", and "Child Of The Universe". 3CD set is filled with goodies – the original stereo mix of the album, a second new stereo mix, and a 5.1 surround mix – plus bonus tracks that include "Child Of The Universe (US single version)", "Maestoso", "Negative Earth (original mix)", and "The Great 1974 Mining Disaster (original mix)". Comes with a booklet and poster, too! CD
(Includes poster.)

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Les BaxterPanic In The Year Zero ... CD
MGM/La La Land, 1962. Used ... $12.99
A killer soundtrack from Les Baxter – recorded right after his initial exotica run for Capitol Records, and done with some surprisingly jazzy touches as well! Baxter does a great job of mixing stark drama with some cool mellower moments here – really expanding his musical palette from before, yet also using lots of those beautiful painterly colors and tones that first came to the forefront in his exotica years! The players on the record are all great – and include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Harry Betts on trombone, Gene Cipriano on saxes, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, and Milt Holland on percussion – players well-suited to Baxter's LA approach to the music. This beautiful reissue features very detailed notes, and excellent sound quality too – and titles include "No Girls/No Civilians/A Boy & His Gun", "Bridge/To The Cave/Atavistic", "The Hoods", "Trigger Happy", "Panic In Year Zero", "Atomic Subdominant", "First Aid", and "Chop Chop". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Boyd Bennett & His RocketsRockin Up A Storm – Best Of The King Recordings ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Great early rockers from Boyd Bennett – a collection of mid 50s tracks recorded for King Records, with a sound and style that's a bit different than you might imagine! Bennett will forever be remembered for the crossover classic "Seventeen", and lots of these titles share a similar sort of charm – a bit of rockabilly in the rhythms, and lots of jazzy saxophone up top – at a level that brings some jazzy changes into the music that makes the tunes different from the usual bassy thumpers from the time – almost a more sophisticated sense of tone that Boyd seems to match with his vocal inflections – which again are different than you'd get from the usual rocker of the period. Ten years before, and Bennett might have been a singer fronting a swing band – but here, the music is nicely compressed into a rawer King Records style – on an assortment of 24 tracks that include "Boogie At Midnight", "My Boy Flat Top", "Cool Disc Jockey", "Big Jay Shuffle", "The Most", "Put The Chain On The Door", "The Groovy Age", "Hit That Jive Jack", "Right Around The Corner", "Seventeen", "Click Clack", "Move", and "Rabbit Eye Pink & Charcoal Black". CD

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George BensonIn Flight ... LP
Warner, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
Benson plays his guitar and also sings on some of these tracks. He is joined by Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar, Ronnie Foster on electric piano & mini-moog, Jorge Dalto on clavinet & acoustic piano, Stanley Banks on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Ralph MacDonald. Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the orchestra. Tracks include "Nature Boy", Foster's "The Wind & I", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Gonna Love You More", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", and "Everything Must Happen". LP, Vinyl record album
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