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AkikoCollage ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 2000s. New Copy ... About March 16, 2016
A great little collection of work from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – pulled from her Verve albums of the past few years, 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

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✨✧ Oscar Brown JrKicks! – The Best Of Oscar Brown Jr ... CD
Sony/BGP (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... About March 1, 2016
Some of the most unique vocal work ever recorded – a stunning collection of Columbia sides by Oscar Brown Jr, a singer who mixed together equal parts jazz, soul, and folk – and came up with a sound that was all his own! Oscar bubbled out of the hip Chicago scene of the early 60s – and had a much more righteous approach than most of his contemporaries – not only writing his own lyrics for most of the tunes, but working in a genre-blending style that crossed over to a variety of difference audiences. Oscar could groove with the best in a southside club, but also appeal to the northside intellectuals – opening doors wherever he went with a fresh approach to jazz vocals! The set features work from all 4 of his Columbia albums – including a number of tracks on CD for the first time – and features arrangements by Quincy Jones, Floyd Morris, and Ralph Burns – on 23 tracks that include "All Blues", "Work Song", "Excuse Me For Living", "The Snake", "Mr Kicks", "Afro Blue", "Signifying Monkey", "Dat Dere", "Hazel's Hips", "Jeannine", "Opportunity Please Knock", "The Tree & Me", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Tall Like Pine", and "But I Was Cool". CD

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Miles DavisBlue Moods ... LP
OJC, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... On April 22, 2016
An odd little session for Miles Davis – playing here with a great group, but one that's made up of musicians who are all uncommon sidemen for him, even at this early point in his career! Britt Woodman (a nom-du-date?) is on trombone, and Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones are in the rhythm section – plus Teddy Charles' vibes where you might expect a piano. As you might guess from the title and instrumentation, the set has more to do with Miles' more contemplative explorations of the time – his "blue moods" – than his more upbeat boppish styles, but that's where Charles' vibes come in and really make the set a great one. The group runs through a nice set of laidback, cool renditions of the tunes "Nature Boy", "Alone Together", "There's No You" and "Easy Living" – all done in nice longer takes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... About February 1, 2016 (delayed)
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to jazz – a style that's touched with some of the light lyricism of the late 50s, but which has much sharper edges overall – and really approaches some of the best "new thing" modes that were going down at labels like Blue Note or Impulse! Many tunes have a subtly spare quality, but nonetheless work with a tremendous amount of power – and titles include a classic version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", a haunting take on Shorter's "Footprints", and the titles "Orbits", "Circle", "Dolores", and "Gingerbread Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... About March 1, 2016
The landmark 1967 Takoma version of Blind Joe Death – essentially a revised version of his debut LP – and a hugely influential record! Fahey's bluesy undercurrents showcase his love of early recorded music , but the Fahey's style is purely original. He's got these magical tones that cascade effortlessly off the heavily-plucked strings of his guitar – echoing older blues and folk modes, but never in a way that's stereotypical – and which is already woven through with the kind of sonorities that continued to make Fahey such an important artist over the years. Think of the set as a skewed version of American history – filtered through one mind and one set of hands – and you'll be well on the way to understanding the power of this music. The set features songs penned by Fahey, and redone versions of older material – and tracks include "St. Louis Blues", "Poor Boy Long Ways From Home", "John Henry", "Transcendental Waterfall", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues", and "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blaze FoleyThe Dawg Years ... LP
Fat Possum, Late 70s. New Copy ... On February 19, 2016
A straight up incredible batch of recordings by the Austin singer-songwriter ghost of a legend that is Blaze Foley – a self-destructive character better known to the stars he influenced than he is to the masses (he is the "Drunken Angel" who Lucinda Williams wrote and sang about) – material from the mid-to-late 70s when he was billed as Deputy Dawg and put together here for one of the best compilations on Fat Possum in years! What makes this set so wonderful is the cohesive flow of it. It's solo folk country material recorded in a trio of intimate sessions from February of '76, November of that same year, and September of '78. Plaintive in presentation, with a passion that both soars to the heavens and plunges the depths. Bruised and totally beautiful! Titles include "You'll Get Yours Aplenty", "I Should Have Been Home", "Let Me Ride In Your Big Cadillac", "Big Chief Hightower", "Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream", "Rudee Down In New Orleans", "New Wave Blues", "Fat Boy", "Cosmic Doo Doo", "Cold, Cold World", "Crawl Back To You" and more. 20 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Serge GainsbourgCasino De Paris 1985 ... CD
Universal (France), New Copy ... About January 29, 2016 (delayed)
A previously-unreleased live performance from Serge Gainsbourg – recorded in the mid 80s, and presented here in a nicely expanded package! Serge is right at his Love On The Beat period here – working with some groovy arrangements that could cross over a bit to the dancefloor, and which are performed here by a tight stage combo with a mix of electric elements and jazzy touches – all of which leave plenty of room for the mighty Gainsbourg to stand firmly out front. The amazing thing is that, even in such a live setting, Serge manages to sing with that often-whispered style that's so great – that up-close approach that can really underscore the sex and sleaze in his music. The set includes versions of some Gainsbourg classics, mixed with later numbers – and titles include "Marilou Sous La Niege", "Harley David Son Of A Bitch", "La Javanaise", "Initials BB", "Sorry Angel", "Nazi Rock", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Lola Rastaquoere", "I'm The Boy", "Lemon Incest", "No Comment", and "Micky Maousse". CD

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Serge GainsbourgCasino De Paris 1985 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (France), 1985. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... About January 29, 2016 (delayed)
A previously-unreleased live performance from Serge Gainsbourg – recorded in the mid 80s, and presented here in a nicely expanded package! Serge is right at his Love On The Beat period here – working with some groovy arrangements that could cross over a bit to the dancefloor, and which are performed here by a tight stage combo with a mix of electric elements and jazzy touches – all of which leave plenty of room for the mighty Gainsbourg to stand firmly out front. The amazing thing is that, even in such a live setting, Serge manages to sing with that often-whispered style that's so great – that up-close approach that can really underscore the sex and sleaze in his music. The set includes versions of some Gainsbourg classics, mixed with later numbers – and titles include "Marilou Sous La Niege", "Harley David Son Of A Bitch", "La Javanaise", "Initials BB", "Sorry Angel", "Nazi Rock", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Lola Rastaquoere", "I'm The Boy", "Lemon Incest", "No Comment", and "Micky Maousse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – on super-heavy vinyl!)

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HeptonesNight Food (2LP pressing) ... LP
Island/Caroline (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About February 16, 2016
Seminal sounds from The Heptones – and a record that really helped the older trio style of Jamaican music find a new home in the 70s roots reggae years! The vocals here are every bit as much in harmony heaven as reggae trios from a few years before – but there's also a tighter, more righteous quality to the music that really makes the record a classic – with stunning lead vocals from Leroy Sibbles, fused tightly with the voices of Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, in this style that's smoothly soulful, but still has a nicely edgey undercurrent too. The record was cut at Harry J's, with production that really steps past earlier Heptones work – and titles include "Country Boy", "Book Of Rules", "Deceivers", "In The Groove", "Love Won't Come Easy", "Fatty Fatty", and "Mama Say". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Night Food (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Vinicius De Moraes & ToquinhoO Poeta E O Violao ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... About February 5, 2016 (delayed)
A wonderful recording from the early 70s – when the poet Vinicius De Moraes was still alive and kicking, and had assumed his role as the grandfather of the bossa, teaming up with younger guitarist Toquinho in very much the same way he worked with Jobim in earlier years. This recording is one of the pair's best – and it features a warm interplay of easy going vocals, backed by guitar, recorded in a style that's both intimate, but not too sleepy. Really great stuff, and a treat to have on CD. Titles include "Dora", "Apelo", "Nature Boy", "Chega De Saudade", and "Canto De Ossanha". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Otis & FriendsWatts Funky ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... About April 1, 2016
Some of the greatest funky work you could ever hope to find by Johnny Otis! The package brings together tracks recorded by Johnny in his fantastic post-R&B years – the late 60s and 1970s, when he was scrappling around a variety of small labels, but also getting the chance to use that freedom to cut some incredibly great work! The spirit of the CD retains all the great feel of Johnny's funky live show – as it runs through a variety of different artists, from hip instrumentalists to sock-soul divas to Johnny himself, who's still sounding pretty darn funky at the time! There's some killer material here that makes the package an instant "must-have" for fans of heavy heavy funk – and titles include "Watts Breakaway" by Johnny Otis, "Country Girl" by The Johnny Otis Show, "But I Ain't No More (GSTSKDTS)" by Vera Hamilton, "Spells & Incantations" by Debbie Lyndsey, "Cool Ade" by Preston Love, "Funky Disco Boogie" by Demar & Carla, "I Don't Understand It" by Ice Water Slim & The Fourth Floor, "If You'd Be Mine" by Shuggie Otis, "Comin At Ya Baby" by Johnny Otis, "Jaws" by Johnny Otis, "Hey Boy! I Want You" by Barbara Morrison with the Johnny Otis Show, "You Got To Do It Right" by Willie Jitterbug Webb, and the killer "The Humpty Dump" by The Vibrettes! Also features the previously unreleased "Miss Pretty" by Shuggie Otis! CD
Also available Watts Funky ... LP 19.99

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Augustus PabloOriginal Rockers (deluxe edition) ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... About February 26, 2016
An excellent collection of melodica-kissed roots rhythms by Augustus Pablo and the Rockers crew! Dig the one drop. 10 tracks in all: "Rockers Dub", "Up Warrika Hill", "Cassava Piece", "Tubby's Dub Song", "Jah Dread", "Brace A Boy", "Thunder Clap", "Park Lane Special", "New Style" and "A P Special". CD

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Augustus PabloOriginal Rockers (deluxe edition) ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... About February 26, 2016
An excellent collection of melodica-kissed roots rhythms by Augustus Pablo and the Rockers crew! Dig the one drop. 10 tracks in all: "Rockers Dub", "Up Warrika Hill", "Cassava Piece", "Tubby's Dub Song", "Jah Dread", "Brace A Boy", "Thunder Clap", "Park Lane Special", "New Style" and "A P Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousClass & Rendezvous Story ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
Early soul and group vocal tracks from the Class & Rendezvous labels – a pair of hip LA indies that cut some of the better material in the city at the time! A few of the tracks on the set are pretty well known – but the bulk of the tunes are more obscure, and represent the labels' key contribution to the "birth of soul" years – helping to take the rougher R&B sound of the 50s, fuse it with some of the smoother LA male vocal blues tradition, and come up with some with seminal sides that point towards a wealth of great soul work on the west coast. Titles include "The Bear" by Johnny Guitar Watson, "Wow Wow Baby" by The Searchers, "I Ain't Goin For That" by Eugene Church, "No Time" by The Titans, "Ez Zee" by Googie Rene, "Nut Rocker" by B Bumble & The Stingers, "Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day, "Hey Girl Hey Boy" by Oscar McLollie & Jeanette Baker, "In The Mood" by Ernie Fields, "Miami" by Eugene Church, "I'm Confessin" by Jesse Belvin, "Texas Twister" by Ernie Fields, "Over & Over" by Bobby Day, and "One More Kiss" by Johnny Guitar Watson. CD

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✨✧ VariousCombo Vocal Groups Vol 3 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
Late 50s doo wop and vocal group work from LA's mighty Combo label – featuring a set list of 28 tracks in all, with many unreleased numbers! The style here shifts from the sweet to the rough, and the package is a wealth of 50s harmony soul from a label that didn't circulate that well at the time. Titles include "King Of Lovers" by Ray Frazier & The Blenders, "Look What You'd Done To Me" by The Sharps, "You've Been Cheating" by The Ko Kos, "Take My Heart" by The Paramounts, "Aye Senorita" by The Echoes, "Beans N Greens (acapella)" by The Nutones, "Christmas Time" by The Debonaires, "Only A Dream" by Gene Moore & The Chimes, "Valley Of Lovers" by The Native Boys, "Lovin Man" by Brother Woodman with Al Smith & The Savoys, "All This & Heaven Too" by Danny Boy Owens, and "Juanita" by an Unknown Group. CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Meteor Blues, R&B, & Gospel Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2CD ... About April 1, 2016
The soulful side of the legendary Meteor label – every single blues, R&B, and gospel single issued by the famous Memphis imprint of the 50s – all set together for the first time in one place! Meteor is possibly more famous as the home of some key rockabilly and country singles back in the day – but like many other southern labels at the time, the company also cut a fair bit of work from the other side of the fence – and was really the first local label to really mine the Memphis scene in the pre-soul years. 2CD package features 54 tracks in all – both the a- and b-sides of all the non-rock and country singles from the label – packaged with the usual Ace high quality of liner notes and discographical details! Titles include "I Believe" and "Sinful Women" by Elmore James, "Saxony Boogie" by Saxman Brown, "Horizon" by Carl Green, "Crying In The Chapel" by Buster Smith, "Slidin Home" by Al Smith's Progressive Jazz, "Tennessee Woman" by Fenton Robinson, "Lizie" by The Del Rios, "I Declare" by Smokey Hogg, "Dumb Woman Blues" by JT Big Boy Brown, "Tell The Angels" by The Angel Voices, "Let My Last Days Be My Best" by James Anderson, "Let My Baby Be" by Little Milton, and "The Easy Livin Plan" by Rufus Thomas. CD

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✨✧ VariousDig These Blues – The Legendary Dig Masters ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... About April 1, 2016
Wild bluesy stuff from the rare Dig label in LA from the mid 50's. Johnny Otis had a hand in a lot of this stuff, so you can imagine how it might sound. Features Johnny Otis-produced bluesy tracks, plus work by Larry Waters, Sailor Boy, Moose John, Jimmy Nolen, Slim Green, The Cats From Fresno, and even Sugarcane Harris! CD

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✨✧ VariousPhil's Spectre 2 – Another Wall Of Soundalikes ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... On April 1, 2016
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then during the 60s, Phil Spector was one heavily-flattered guy! As this second installment in the Phil's Spectre series shows, the Spector "wall of sound" technique was so popular in 60s pop that it was often copied in a range of genres, on a range of labels, by a range of producers that included Alan Lorber, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Fuller, Abner Specter, Al Kooper, Jack Nitzsche, and many others. The collection nicely dips into a variety of rock, pop, vocal, and soul tunes from the mid 60s – all of which show a marked Spector influence – and which together make for a really gorgeous batch of well-crafted 60s tunes, whether or not you even care about the Phil Spector connection! The package also includes a song-by-song set of notes – often with commentary by the original producer – and a list of 24 titles that includes "Don't You Be Ashamed" by Joe South, "Break Down & Cry" by Kane & Abel, "Gee What A Boy" by The Vontastics, "One Block From Heaven" by Mary Wells, "Nite Owl" by The Righteous Brothers, "I Do" by The Beach Boys, "Be My Man" by Suzy Wallis, "Bring It All Down" by The Satisfactions, "No Room To Cry" by Dobie Gray, and "Dreamin Of You" by noreen Cocoran. CD

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CappadonnaPillage (promo version – clean) ... LP
Sony, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the tracks "Slang Editorial", "Pillage", "Run", "Blood On Blood War", Supa Ninjaz", "MCF", "Splish Splash", "Oh-Donna", "Milk The Cow", "South Of The Border", "Check For A N*gga", "Dart Throwing", "Young Hearts", "Everything Is Everything", "Pump Your Fist", and "Black Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered gatefold sleeve.)

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Desmond DekkerBlack & Dekker – The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980 to 1983 (Black & Dekker/Compass Point/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Pressure Drop (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The complete Stiff Records work of Desmond Dekker – served up here on two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Black & Dekker – surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but material that shows Desmond still very much at the top of his game! The production and backings show a bit of a late 70s British touch, but Dekker's vocals are still very much his own – and the tunes really faithfully stay in the groove that made him so great in the first place. Titles include "Israelites", "Lickin' Stick", "It Mek", "Please Don't Bend", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Hippo", "Juliet", "007", "Work It Out", "Problems", "Rude Boy Train", "Pickney Gal" and "Why Fight". On the Compass Point album, Desmond Dekker gets a bit of a contemporary groove – working at the Compass Point studios, in a mode that inflects his early ska roots with some hip early 80s production touches too! The approach still has all the charm of Dekker's classic recordings, but brings in some of the more offbeat elements of the Sly & Robbie generation – in a Compass Point mode that's never too trippy or self-indulgent, but which definitely adds just the right bits to keep things interesting. Titles include "Isabella", "Hurts So Bad", "We Can & Shall", "Big Headed", and "That's My Woman". CD features bonus tracks "Workout (groove version)", "Hot City", "Book Of Rules", and "That's My Woman (rmx)". CD
 
 
 



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