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Nat AdderleyIn The Bag ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... $12.99
An excellent early Nat Adderley record that has the funky trumpet player groovin' in the company of a number of bright young players from New Orleans, including Nat Perrilliat on tenor, Ellis Marsalis (yes, that one) on piano, and James Black on drums. Sam Jones plays funky bass, and brother Cannonball joins on on alto for a nice set of groovers that includes "In The Bag", "Sister Wilson", "Low Brown", and "New Arrival". Nice stuff, and we don't really see this one that much these days. CD

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". CD
Also available Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Universal, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD 13.99

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Shoulder Bag – Black ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Item ... $2.99
A special shoulder bag from Dusty Groove – big enough to carry 20 albums, a bunch of books, or even some groceries – with an adjustable strap that lets you carry the load on your shoulders! The bag's made of the same sort of material you'll find in other re-usable bags on the market – which makes it very light and easy to fold up when not in use – then ready at your side to carry the day's booty whenever you need it! And sure, it's not Jack Spade – but it's a pretty sharp bag at a mighty nice price! Misc

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Dusty GrooveUltimate Crate Digger's Bag (natural canvas) ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Item ... $7.99
The ultimate bag for shopping for records – one that's big enough to handle dozens of pieces of vinyl – yet small enough to fold away easily! The bag is 100% cotton, all natural, with a Dusty Groove logo on one side, and text on the other – and it's got a very full, wide gusset which lets it easily flip open for carrying whatever you can get your hands on. We've taken these babies with us on countless record-buying trips – and they each can hold between 40 and 50 records, without taking any strain at all – and still leave plenty of room on the top for you to sling the handle over your shoulder. And speaking of the handle, it's made of thick rope – very strong, but easy on your hands when the bag is heavy – and like all the seams on the bag, it's extra-reinforced – to handle whatever you can throw its way! The bag has many possibilities – you can use it for carrying books, clothes, or groceries – but you'll probably end up using it for carrying records – because if you're a Dusty Groove customer, you don't spend your money on anything else! Misc

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Dusty Groove CoffeeEverybody Loves The Sunshine – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Dark Matter/Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Item ... $12.99
A wonderful coffee that lives up to its name – roasted especially by the folks at Chicago's Dark Matter for our coffee drinking needs here at Dusty Groove! The base component to this blend is a coffee from Mexico and grown and milled at a cooperative called El Eden – very unique for a Mexican coffee, with a flavor profile that includes blueberry, banana, and baker's chocolate to give the blend a bit of depth. This base is then highlighted with a coffee from Guatemala grown by Finca San Jeronimo Miramar – which adds both body, and some lighter notes of toffee and praline – to give the whole thing a wonderful sun-drenched finish! Misc
(Coffee only available to US customers – no overseas or APO sales.)

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Willis Jackson with Trudy Pitts & Wild Bill JenninStar Bag ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good+ ... $12.99
One of Willis Jackson's rarest – and a very groovy set from the late 60s, one that features organ work by the great Trudy Pitts, guitar by Wild Bill Jennings, and conga by Victor Allende! Not only that, but the set's driven by some electric bass work by Jimmy Lewis – and has a groove that's somewhere in between Jackson's Soul Grabber set, and some of Trudy's stellar work for Prestige under her own name. Tracks are all a bit longish – and the album features the cuts "Star Bag" and "Good To The Damn Bone", plus great covers of "More" and "Girl From Ipanema"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Luther Kent & Trick BagIt's In The Bag ... LP
Renegade, 1981. Sealed ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LL Cool JPink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings (LP, inst, rmx, rmx inst)/Back Seat Of My Jeep ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 1993. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
One of LL's better cuts, and a nice track built around a sample from "Blind Alley". The remixes are done by Easy Mo Bee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few creases.)

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Jimmy McGriffBag Full Of Soul ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Easy to pass up because of the inconspicuous look of the cover and feel of the title, but a nice batch of trio cuts with Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Willy Jenkins on drums. McGriff wrote a lot of the material, and while it's not totally funky, like his late 60's stuff, it's also got a nice tight groove, like his Sue albums. Tracks include "Boston Bust Out", "Red River Blues", "On The Way Home", and "D.B. Blues (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Papa ZuraPapa's Got A Brand New Bag EP – Don't Joke With DJ Papa/Drink On Palamakia/Tools ... 7-inch
Funky Mamas & Papas (Poland), 2008. Near Mint- ... $5.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Peoples Potential UnlimitedPPU Sack – Peoples Potential Unlimited – Funky 45 Record Bag (Blue) ... Misc
Peoples Potential, 2010. New Item ... $9.99
A very cool little 45 bag – kind of a combination of canvas record bags and old-school handhelds! The bag is made out of heavy cotton, gusseted to form a box shape, so that the bag can hold about 50 45s when fully expanded – with a zipper on the edge, and a handle on the top – just right for compactly carting around your funky 45s! And not only that, but the handsome diamond PPU logo's on the front – in glorious yellow on the bag's blue canvas. Misc

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✨✧ Peoples Potential UnlimitedPPU Satchel – Peoples Potential Unlimited – 12" Record Bag ... Misc
Peoples Potential, 2016. New Item ... $21.99
A sweet little shoulder bag for holding your 12" singles and albums – strong enough to tote around 20 to 30 pieces of vinyl, yet lean enough to fold up and stash away when you're not using it! The bag's made of nylon, and is nicely stitched – with reinforcement on the seams, and a nice square gusset on the bottom – and a large zippered pocket on the front, so that you can stash anything else you want while the bag's on your shoulder! Handsome in black, with the Peoples Potential Unlimited logo – the PPU diamonds – stitched in silver. Misc

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Jerry Ross SymposiumLet Me Love You One More Time/Little Green Bag ... 7-inch
Colossus, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Colossus sleeve.)

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✨✧ Arthur Russell & OthersSleeping Bag Sessions ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 25.98
Dancefloor jams, post disco soul, early NYC hip hop beats and straight up amazing 80s NYC progressive club genius from Arthur Russell – a compilation of great tracks he performed on, authored, remixed, edited or produced for Sleeping Bag in the early-to-mid 80s! Includes underground classics from Bonzo Goes To Washington, Dinosaur L, Felix, Indian Ocean and more – all touched in some way by Arthur Russell, with artists in the sessions from Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and Bootsy Collins in Bonzo, to a collaboration with producer Nicky Siano in the tracks by Felix, and players from the earlier Loose Joints disco sessions. Incredibly important stuff on one hand, and appealingly funky 80s grooves on a more superficial level – and great stuff either way you slice it. Titles include "5 Minutes (B-B-B mix)" by Bonzo Goes To Washington, "Tiger Stripes" and "You Can't Hold Me Down" (extended mixes) by Felix, "Chill Pill (Underwater mix)" by Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn, "School Bell/Tree House" by Indian Ocean, "Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Dinosaur L and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie Big Eyes SmithBag Full Of Blues ... CD
Blind Pig, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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Cal TjaderIn A Latin Bag ... LP
Verve, 1961. Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Cal's first albums for Verve, and a great set of Latin tracks with Lonnie Hewitt on piano, Armando Peraza on bongos, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Paul Horn on flute. The overall sound is great – and the album has a straight-on jazzy groove that makes it much better than some of Cal's Latin efforts for Fantasy. Titles include "Davito", "Ben Hur", "Mambo In Miami", "Ecstasy", and the great cut "Pauneto's Point", issued here with no mention of Bobby Vince Pauneto! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker & a peeled spot in one corner.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music – The Definitive Arthur Russell Sleeping Bag Recordings (4LP limited box) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, Early 80s. Used 4LP Box Set (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! – fleshed out and expanded more than ever before by Sleeping Bag and Get On Down Records! The group's core sound is a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! This 4LP box set edition is amazing – coming in a beautiful hand-pulled silkscreen box – and it includes more Arthur Russell collaborative and/or pseudonymous material for Sleeping Bag with or as Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS Brooklyn and Indian Ocean. Other tracks include "School Bell/Treehouse" (Indian Ocean), "You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)" (Felix), "5 Minutes (R-r-r Radio Mix)" (Bonzo Goes To Washington) and more. Also includes an oversized booklet of photos, artwork and artist testimonials – plus notes by Russell biographer Tim Lawrence. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dougie DeeAin't No Sunshine (radio, vamp edit, inst)/She's All That Plus A Bag Of Chips (radio, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Extra-Large Tote Bag – Green ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant update of the Dusty Groove tote bag – one that's super-big, super-wide, and able to carry a few dozen albums or CDs at once! The bag comes with a flat bottom insert – so that you can spread the gusset wide, and slide in whatever you've got to carry – and while the overall design is somewhat lightweight (like those re-usable grocery bags you get at the store), you can still fit plenty inside. You might not want to lug around records in this bag all day long, but it will do in a pinch – and in the meantime, you can fit lots of other everyday things inside – including groceries, gym clothes, tools, sports equipment, and even a basketball (we tried it ourselves!) Misc
 
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Jamaica GirlsNeed Somebody New/Somebody New ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1983. Very Good ... $5.99
A great early 80s single mixed by Larry Levan, with groove that mixes equal parts Danceteria vibe with mid tempo 80s disco! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MantronixNeedle To The Groove/Fresh Is The Word ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1985. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
Essential old school electro rap from Mantronix and MC Tricky Tee! Includes the classic original version of "Needle To Groove" backed by "Fresh Is The Word" in the flip, each nearly 6 minutes of benchmark old school 808 crafted excellence. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great little picture sleeve, too!)

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✨✧ Joyce Sims(You Are My) All And All ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the set are simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals! Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Georgie FameBlues & Me ... CD
Go Jazz/Bean Bag, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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45 Polyclear Sleeves100 45 Polyclear Sleeves (with resealable flap) ... Record Care
New Item ... $9.99 19.99
Treat your 45s with extra care – in these beautiful Japanese-style polyclear sleeves – with resealable flaps! The polyclear bag is great – much clearer than regular plastic, and more durable too – and the special flap has its own adhesive, so you can seal things up and keep the dust out! Record Care

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AkaCrazy Joe ... CD
Granadilla (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Aka are really opening up their bag here – starting off with the wonderful funky title cut "Crazy Joe", which has a rock-solid James Brown inspiration right from the start – then moving off into a range of different styles that really show them deepening their sound! The group were legendary in their Indonesian homeland – famous for tripped-out performances and some really heady sounds – and we can really see that legend live up to itself here – on an album that filters together so many hip modes, and almost feels like some of the coolest South American rock of the early 70s – which groups from that scene were making equally unique inroads! Some of the mellower tracks have this cool way of flanging out the vocals next to organ or keyboards – and the harder moments almost show a heavier style than the group's first two records. Titles include "Crazy Joe", plus "Maafkanlah", "Skip Away", "Bidadari", "Raja Jalan", "Kenangan Beku", and "Batu Nisan". CD

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✨✧ Beach BoysSummer Days & Summer Nights ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good- ... $5.99
A mixed bag record, but with some really wonderful moments – and essential listening as a lead-up to the Pet Sounds album to follow! There's a mix of styles here – some rough rocking numbers that are a bit stiff, mixed with some really amazing tunes that get at Brian Wilson's new sensitivities – tunes like "Girl Don't Tell Me", "You're So Good To Me", "Summer Means New Love", and "Let Him Run Wild" – all complicated in subtle ways, with a great sense of tension underneath. Other tracks include "Help Me Rhonda (45 single version)", "California Girls", "I'm Bugged At My Old Man", and "Amusement Parks USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has a split spine and a name in marker.)

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Pat BrittStarrsong ... LP
Catalyst, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Pat Britt's one of our favorite overlooked players, and this record is one of the best (and few) that he ever made. He's got a free spiritual sound on the alto and soprano that sounds like other players from his era – like Gary Bartz and Andrew White. The great Dwight Dickerson is on piano, and the rest of the group is in a very hip soul jazz bag as well. This one's a nice one if you've always liked Gary Bartz's early albums, like Libra and Another World, and the set's a great batch of original material by Britt with very tight writing and playing. Titles include "There's Always Hope", "Starrsong", "Message From Morrocco", and "To Whom It May Concern". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and clear tape on the seams.])

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Carlinhos BrownAlfagamabetizado ... CD
EMI (France), 1996. Used ... $6.99
A surprisingly successful mix of styles, and the kind of cross-culturally pollinated work that's been getting Carlinhos Brown a lot of attention over the past few years. This was Brown's first solo album – recorded after his work with Timbalada, with production by Wally Badarou and Arto Lindsay, and the usual requisite guest appearances by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania, and Marisa Monte (why is it that albums by US artists – apart from rappers – are never filled with so many guest appearances?) Brown works through a range of styles in this musical blend – from modern funk grooves to string-laden ballads – and the production by Lindsay and Badarou ties things nicely together. Titles include "Covered Saints", "Comunidade-Lobos", "O Bode", "Bog La Bag", "Angel's Robot List", and "Zanza". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
A great double-length album from James – filled with a wide range of cuts that are brought together only by his genius, creating an insane mix of grooves that's totally entertaining throughout! Features a long version of "Get On The Good Foot", plus other excellent bits like "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky", "I Got a Bag Of My Own", "Funky Side of Town", "Dirty Harri", and the amazing "Recitation by Hank Ballard", in which Hank talks about how great James is, and how much he saved his career! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear and some splitting.)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in any setting – as it brings together funky bits with more straightforward soul numbers. Tracks include the great funky numbers "Money Won't Change You" and "Bring It Up", both of which show the new hard sound of James coming to the forefront – plus the tracks "Stone Fox", "Tell Me That You Love Me", "Money Won't Change You (parts 1 & 2)', "Let Yourself Go", and the hip message cut "Don't Be A Drop Out". CD

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✨✧ James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 (3LP set) ... LP
Polydor/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $47.99 49.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live performance that has James and the group even more energized than in the studio – working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them a legendary funk act – leaping from tune to tune with nary a break at all! Bobby Byrd acts as the MC, and joins James for a bit of vocals – and the group at this point still includes Bootsy Collins on bass, plus loads of great guitar from Catfish Collins, and Fred Wesley on trombone and Jabo Starks on drums. Dave Matthews handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Soul Power", "Sex Machine", "Bewildered", "It's A New Day", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Brother Rapp", "Super Bad", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin". Note – this is the first presentation of the material exactly the way that James Brown intended – as a 3LP set, without the remixing from the previous CD – pulled right from the original reels! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownMake It Funky – The Big Payback 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, Early/Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Killer 2 CD set that focuses on the funky sound of James from the 70s – and which includes great material that was never issued at the time, alternate funky takes, rare singles, and other great bits! There's a wealth of incredible material on here that makes the set essential – even if you have James' full albums from the time, because there's so many other extra bits that weren't included on those! The extra goodies include "Down & Out In New York City" (with a spoken intro), "Coldblooded" (undubbed version), "Mind Power" (alternate take), "Hot Pants Finale" (live), "Don't Tell It", "World Of Soul", "I Can't Stand It '76", "Turn On The Heat & Build Some Fire", "Problems", "I Got A Bag Of My Own", "I Got Ants In My Pants", "King Heroin", "Make It Funky (parts 1 thorugh 4)", "Escape-Ism", "Don't Tell It", "My Thang", "Funky President", and "Make It Good To Yourself" (interlude). Great notes, loads of other great tracks, and a total of 26 cuts make this a monster value! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Lucky BrownMystery Road ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Totally wicked funk from Lucky Brown – a contemporary set, but one recorded with all the grit in the grooves you'd hear from some ancient studio sessions from the late 60s! Lucky's not just another funk revivalist – as he goes here for a sound that's never too perfect, and which often has a slight degree of distortion – of the type we love in the best muddy funky 45s we have in our collection, or which you might hear on some of the best vintage work by artists like Lyman Woodard or Stark Realith! And by that, we don't mean that the sound is bad – just that it's perfectly pitched to have the right sort of "funk" – never too clean, never too polished, and with a nicely trippy quality that especially comes through in a few of the album's longer jams. Titles include "Brown's Bag (parts 1 & 2)", "Golden Nugget", "Santosa", "Exquisite Corpse (part 1)", "Argon (parts 1 & 2)", "Negra Modelo", and "Chicken Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 500! Sticker indicates a bonus download, but we're not sure it's there. Still, the vinyl is great – nice and heavy!)

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Ray BrownRay Brown With The All-Star Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $5.99
A standout session from bassist Ray Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly more as a compadre than the main driving force of the record – as the arrangements here are by Ernie Wilkins, often in the tightly soulful bag he was laying down at the time – and Adderley's presence as the main soloist certainly gives a Cannonball flair to the record. But there's definitely plenty of Brown's warmth guiding the whole session – and other players include Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Budd Johnson, and Yusef Lateef. Some tracks have Brown's bass right out front in the arrangements, dipping nicely and adding into the groove – and titles include "Tricotism", "Cannon Built", "Thumbstring", "Two For The Blues", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ray Brown With The All-Star Big Band/Ray Brown & Milt Jackson ... CD 8.99

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Ray BrownRay Brown With The All-Star Big Band/Ray Brown & Milt Jackson ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1965. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Two great ones as a leader from bassist Ray Brown – back to back on a single CD! All Star Big Band is a standout session from Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly more as a compadre than the main driving force of the record – as the arrangements here are by Ernie Wilkins, often in the tightly soulful bag he was laying down at the time – and Adderley's presence as the main soloist certainly gives a Cannonball flair to the record. But there's definitely plenty of Brown's warmth guiding the whole session – and other players include Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Budd Johnson, and Yusef Lateef. Some tracks have Brown's bass right out front in the arrangements, dipping nicely and adding into the groove – and titles include "Tricotism", "Cannon Built", "Thumbstring", "Two For The Blues", and "Work Song". Ray Brown & Milt Jackson is a really hip record from the team of bassist Ray Brown and vibist Milt Jackson – a swinging large group record that has them fronting arrangements from Oliver Nelson and Jimmy Heath! Nelson and Heath are both mighty hip cats at this point in their career – and bring a soulful swing to the record that really takes off – a groove that's lively, but tuned with lots of cool colors and tones too – shifting effortlessly while things move forward – but always with the right soulful appeal for older fans of both leaders. Milt's especially great in this setting – even more on fire than some of his other collaborations with Brown – and titles include "Dew & Mud", "Lined With A Groove", "Lazy Theme", "In A Crowd", and "Now Hear My Meaning". CD
Also available Ray Brown With The All-Star Big Band ... LP 5.99

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Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good- ... $1.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Gary – but a really nice record overall, one that has him stretching out in the Atlantic years! 3 of the album's tracks were recorded live in Montreux, the others were recorded back in New York – and Gary plays a variety of instruments in addition to vibes, including electric piano, organ, and piano. Tracks are a mixture of modern and hippy, and titles include "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place", "The Sunset Bell", "Hullo Bolinas", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Library copy, with some wear, peeling and stickers.)

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Cocoon (Gunter Hampel)While The Recording Engineer Sleeps ... CD
Staubgold (Austria), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
We can't imagine the recording engineer sleeping while this set was being recorded – as the sound here is plenty powerful, and this unusual post-prog blend of jazz, rock, and electronic elements! The group features the legendary Gunter Hampel on vibes, piano, and reeds – and Gunter also sings a bit too, alongside another vocalist in the group who's got an even rawer, raspier sound – somewhere in the territory of Mark E Smith or Mark Stewart at the same time! And maybe The Fall is a good point of comparison here, as the record definitely moves beyond any sort of simple style – and instead has this freewheeling pastiche of musical elements that also seems to infect the vocals as well. Titles include "Ventilators Change Into Airplanes", "Bag Lady", "I Can See Voices", "While The Recording Engineer Sleeps", and "The Shadow Man". CD

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Miles DavisBags Groove ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson on vibes, Thelonious Monk on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – carving out the tune in a nicely modern idiom. The rest of the set features work by Miles in a quintet with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver – again with support from Heath and Clarke – on tunes that include 2 versions of "But Not For Me", plus early recordings of Sonny Rollins' standards "Oleo", "Airegin", and "Doxy". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Miles DavisComplete Amsterdam Concert ... CD
Celluloid, 1957. Used ... $18.99
A lost Miles Davis concert – recorded in 1957, with many of the same players he used for his classic soundtrack to the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud! The group's a quintet with French players Barney Wilen on tenor, Rene Utreger on piano, and Pierre Michelot on bass – grooving with help from Kenny Clarke on drums – and tracks are longish and include many late 50s jazz standards – like "Bag's Groove", "Four", "Walkin", "Round Midnight", and "Lady Bird". Barney Wilen's young tone is razor sharp at this point – and makes for a great counterpoint to the sweeter horn of Miles, coming together with the same magic they shared in their wonderful soundtrack work together. There's a bit of crackle in the recording quality, but the concert's well worth seeking out! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou DonaldsonMidnight Creeper ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, and George Benson on guitar – grooving with that really soulful early sound of his! The album has that hard Lou Donaldson funky sound that still sounds fantastic today – and titles include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag of Jewels", and "Love Power". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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✨✧ Mark EricMidsummer's Day Dream (expanded edition) ... CD
Uni/Now Sounds (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $3.99
An incredible fantasy of California pop – recorded too late in the 60s to really strike big, but with a perfect approach to mid-decade Beach Boys at their best! Mark Eric's clearly borrowing plenty of pages from Brian Wilson's bag for this set (and maybe Brian Hyland too) – and the original tunes have the beautiful quality of Wilson's best writing in the pre-Pet Sounds years – dealing with deeper themes, but in a very careful and sometimes guarded way that makes the tunes that much more heartfelt. The arrangements are Wilson-inspired too – but have a more mature style than the lyrics – handled by Vic Briggs with a quality that's similar to the brilliant Surf Symphony album of the same year – almost a dreamy remembrance of the sweeter side of California earlier in the decade, but undercut with some of the bluer, more adult modes of the time. Backings feature swirling strings, ringing vibes, and some groovy guitar – and Mark's vocals are often recorded in a way that harmonizes them against the lead – a one-man vocal group, with echoes of The Four Freshmen at times. Titles include "California Home", "Move With The Dawn", "Laura's Changing", "Lynn's Baby", "Just Passing By", "Sad Is The Way That I Feel", and "Take Me With You". Newly expanded edition features a whopping 16 bonus tracks – mono mixes of some cuts from the album, some very cool airline commercials, and rare tracks that include "Build Your Own Dreams", "Place For The Summer", "No Days No Nights", "Naked Lady", "Goin Native","Summer Goes This Way", and "Hey In The Water". CD
 
 
 



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