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✨✧ Grab BagAudio Directions Presents The Grab Bag ... LP
Direct Disk, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An obscure little session of funky fusiony jazz – cut for the Direct Disk label by a bunch of Nashville studio players. The overall sound's pretty nice, with kind of a groovy sound library approach to jazz funk – and the band's got some good Fender Rhodes and Clavinet moments, plus tight reed work, and female vocals on a few cuts. Tracks include "Peace Piece", "We Can Fly", "Emergence", and "Itutu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Ray BrownBrown's Bag ... CD
Concord, 1976. Used ... $14.99
With Blue Mitchell, Richie Kamuca, Art Hillery, John Guerin, Dave Grusin, John Collins and Jimmie Smith. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy ... About February 1, 2017
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Clarke Boland Big BandOut Of The Folk Bag (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About February 1, 2017
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Bobby DarinIn A Broadway Bag (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
In A Broadway Bag is exactly that – Bobby Darin taking on some of the biggest Broadway tunes of his generation – and doing a pretty darn good job as well! Arrangements are by Shorty Rogers and Perry Botkin, both of whom bring a hip flair to the proceedings – a sound that's usually a fair bit more swinging and jazz-based than you'd hear if you were catching these songs in their original settings. Darin's finger-snapping style is a great one for these tunes – bringing out all their sharper edges in ways that other 60s performers don't always get. Titles include "Night Song", "Try To Remember", "Once Upon A Time", "The Other Half Of Me", "I Believe In You", "It's Today", and "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong". 50th Anniversary CD has 3 bonus tracks: "Walking In The Shadow Of Love", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" and "Merci Cherie". CD
(50th Anniversary edition – with bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – Black/Gold ... Bag
Dusty Groove Gear, 2016. New Item ... $1.99
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! With a flat bottom 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!) Bag
(Size: 16''W x 12''H x 6''D)

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Dusty GrooveUltimate Crate Digger's Bag (natural canvas) ... Bag
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 25 and 30 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! Bag

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Dusty Groove CoffeeDusty Groove 20th Anniversary Coffee – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Dark Matter/Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $12.99
Back in early 1996, we started Dusty Groove as a hobby: an online-only music store, run out of a small apartment on the south side of Chicago. Back then we needed plenty of coffee to keep the store growing as we squeezed it in between our daytime jobs, and the hobby quickly exploded into a full-time, real-world record store. Now, 20 years later, a brew like this is still completely essential to what we do; we rise early in the morning to greet the overnight online orders from our customers around the world before opening the door of our Chicago store to welcome the city for a long day of record shopping! Misc
(Coffee only available to US customers – no overseas or APO sales.)

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✨✧ IntrudersI'm Girl Scoutin/Wonder What Kind Of Bag She's In ... 7-inch
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
We never tire of the Intruders – and a single like this is the reason why! "I'm Girl Scoutin" is great stuff in their classic mode – with kind of a silly theme, but solid soul vocals that totally put the whole thing over without a flaw! "Wonder What Kind" is great, too – although it's got a very different approach that's deep heavy psyche soul, with a haunting moody approach that's almost in the Chicago mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraVery Ping Pong Christmas – Funky Treats From Santa's Bag ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
One of the funkiest Holiday albums you'll ever hear – a great set of instrumentals that's every bit as great as the other work by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, but which has a special Christmas focus as well! All the tunes here are familiar carols, but Shawn does them with a hip instrumental groove that's got plenty of snapping drums on the bottom – and lots of cool flourishes from vibes, keyboards, and guitar over the top! This is definitely the right sort of CD to spice up any sort of Holiday gathering – and it features wonderful funky takes on "Little Drummer Boy", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "My Favorite Things", "Jingle Bells", "Deck The Halls", "Silent Night", and "Carol Of The Bells". CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraVery Ping Pong Christmas – Funky Treats From Santa's Bag ... LP
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the funkiest Holiday albums you'll ever hear – a great set of instrumentals that's every bit as great as the other work by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, but which has a special Christmas focus as well! All the tunes here are familiar carols, but Shawn does them with a hip instrumental groove that's got plenty of snapping drums on the bottom – and lots of cool flourishes from vibes, keyboards, and guitar over the top! This is definitely the right sort of CD to spice up any sort of Holiday gathering – and it features wonderful funky takes on "Little Drummer Boy", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "My Favorite Things", "Jingle Bells", "Deck The Halls", "Silent Night", and "Carol Of The Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition green vinyl!)

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Pigmeat MarkhamPigmeat's Bag ... LP
Chess, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Pigmeat's recorded here before a very lively crowd at the Apollo Theater, and even though it's 1969, they still seem to go crazy on his many variations of older styles of routines. Lots of audience interaction – and titles include "Two Dollar Spit", "The Judge & The Dressmaker", "Four Door Hotel", and "The Last Mile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie's Bag ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy ... About December 15, 2016
A real classic by Jackie McLean – a record that's pulled from 2 different sessions, but which stands out with a strikingly unified feel! The album was cut during the height of Jackie's bop years for Blue Note – with one 1959 session that featured Donald Byrd and Sonny Clark, and another from 1960 that featured Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and the great Tina Brooks on tenor. Brooks' appearance on the album is especially great, as the tracks which feature him and McLean together crackle with some of the first modernist energy to show up on one of Jackie's albums – really hitting hard on original compositions that include "A Ballad For Doll", "Appointment in Ghana", and "Isle of Java". One of McLean's best-ever – and filled with great original tracks! CD

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Willie MitchellSoul Bag ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
Willie's Soul Bag is pretty darn deep – a tight mixture of trumpet-heavy originals – all given sock-solid Hi Records soul production! The album's one of Mitchell's most smoking – and in addition to a few well-chosen covers, the set's also got some great originals – including some Jackson/Love numbers that have a definite Memphis Horns groove! There's some great Hammond at times – and in a way, the whole thing almost feels more like a Stax instrumental set than the sort of grooves we're used to hearing from Hi. Titles include "Apollo X", "Grand Slam", "Honey Pot", "Hawaii Five O", "Set Free", "Everday People", and "Young People". CD

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Ernie WattsWonder Bag ... CD
Vault/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An excellent early album from Ernie Watts – one that has him taking on the music of Stevie Wonder with very groovy results! The sound here is quite different than the smoother fusion of Ernie's later years – and instead, there's a rollicking soul jazz groove to most numbers – one that features Watts' sax work alongside piano from Joe Sample, guitar from David T Walker, drums from Paul Humphrey, and congas from Francisco Aguabella! The tracks are short and plenty darn groovy – almost a west coast take on the sax-heavy Motown grooves of Jr Walker, but given a slightly hipper touch too. Some of the best elements of the LA scene come into play on the session – and the arrangements by Kim Richmond feature fuller backings on a few tracks. Titles include a great version of "Angie Girl", plus "I'd Be A Fool Right Now", "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby", "My Cherie Amour", "You Met Your Match", and "I Was Made To Love Her". CD

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VariousSources – The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
An excellent overview of the legendary Sleeping Bag label – one of our favorite soul indies from the 80s – and a company we could always trust for groundbreaking hip hop and super-fresh soul! More than most labels at the stime, Sleeping Bag really had their ears to the ground on the New York scene – and steered clear of a lot of tinny cliches, and some of the too-electric modes that could dampen the soul of so many other artists – and instead really paved the way for a generation to come with their warmer, more organic sounds on both the dancefloor and the radio. This 3CD set's compiled by Bill Brewster – who also did the excellent other Sources volumes – and the package features 237 tracks that include "Your Life (orig party 12" mix)" by Konk, "Week End (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Class Action, "Clean On Your Bean (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Come Into My Life (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Joyce Sims, "Ladies (12" mix)" by Mantronix, "Just Waiting For You (orig master dub 12" mix)" by Anne Marie, "Johnny The Fox (Mantronix 12" mix)" by Tricky Tee, "Jump Back (orig 12" mix)" by Dhar Braxton, "I Can't Wait (12" mix)" by Kariya, "Stay With You (orig 12" mix)" by Dubb Club, "Don't Play Me Raw (original house in effect 12" mix)" by Ecstasy, "Happiness (Frankie Knuckles 12" mix)" by Nicole, "Cumin Up (12" mix)" by Too Badd, "Sound Of JHS 126 Brooklyn (killer whale under water 12" mix)" by Chill Pill, "Somebody New (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Jamaica Girls, and "Fresh Is The Word (Mantronik & John Poppo 12" mix)" by Mantronix with MC Tee. CD

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✨✧ Erykah BaduBag Lady (cheeba sac main, cheeba radio, main radio edit, cheeba inst, inst, main acapella) ... 12-inch
Motown, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie's In The Bag ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie's definitely in the bag on this one – not so much as strong of a jazz bag as in classic years, but instead this very cool blend of soul and funk styles with his Kansas City roots! The record should be thought of more as a hip instrumental album – kind of in the jaunty 60s groovy mode – but one done with some great players, and put together with excellent arrangements by Chico O'Farrill – who brings some very groovy elements to the Basie Band sound! The record showcases the sort of mod 60s modes that Chico was spinning out on labels like Verve and Impulse – and Basie even plays Hammond on a few tracks, which is pretty darn great! Titles include "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Green Onions", "I'll Be There", "Goin Out Of My Head", and "In The Heat Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label pressing, in a pink & green cover.)

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An interesting single from James – featuring his super-huge hit of the mid 60s, but issued on a late 60s King label! The tune's a stone winner as always – and the flip is "mostly instrumental", with a vamp that virtually invented the funky vamp! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Class ActionWeekend (Larry Levan mix, dub, vocal, acapella) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic club track from the early 80s! The cut was written by Leroy Burgess, and it's got a cool keyboard-driven sound that's almost electro, but which is infused with more elements of the New York club sound of the time. The hook is incredible, and Larry Levan mixed the extended version on side one! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have BPM in pen.)
Also available Weekend (vocal, acapella, Larry Levan voc, dub) ... 12-inch 12.99

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Class ActionWeekend (vocal, acapella, Larry Levan voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.98
A classic club track from the early 80s! The cut was written by Leroy Burgess, and it's got a cool keyboard-driven sound that's almost electro, but which is infused with more elements of the New York club sound of the time. The hook is incredible, and Larry Levan mixed the extended version on side one! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Weekend (Larry Levan mix, dub, vocal, acapella) ... 12-inch 14.99

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✨✧ MantronixMusic Madness ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
The follow up to the classic first LP! Listening to Kurtis Mantronik productions all of these years later is a definite educational experience, given the huge influence the crisp synth sounds had on the future of hip hop – not only as a matter of necessity, given the cost of sample clearance, but also as an aesthetic choice. Archeological chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up good time, with a shiny electronic bounce – one that holds up well! Tracks include "Music Madness", "Who Is It?", "Ladies" remix, "Scream", "Listen To The Bass Part II". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – fresh beats and rap from Mantronix, including tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2CDs that cover the vital mid 80s period! Includes those classic early hits with the booming 808 and all the trademark elements – heavy bass, handclaps, high hats, vocoder vox and party rap. Disc One features 13 tracks from Mantronix proper: "Bassline", "Needle To The Groove (12" Version)", "Fresh is The Word (12" Version)", "Fresh Is The Beat", "Jamming On The Groove", "Bassline (Instrumental)", "Megamix (1)", "Megamix (2)", "Music Madness", "Hardcore Hip Hop" and more. Disc 2 features more prime Mantronix, plus further productions. 10 tracks including "Breaking Bells (12" Version)" by T La Rock, "Back To The Old School" and "Cold Getting' Dumb" by Just Ice, "Needle To The Groove (Alt Version)" by Mantronix, "Fres Is The Word '88" by Mantronix and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)Go Bang! #5 (Francois K mix, unreleased Walter Gibbons mix) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A spacey disco classic from the great Arthur Russell – one of his important singles for the dancefloor from the New York scene! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass – and the single features the important original release mixed by Francois K, and a never-heard mix by Walter Gibbons! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's Tony's show – and it's a great one. Allen's drums are right out front – and from the first note of the record, you know it's his own bag. Two long tracks – "Jealousy" and "Hustler" – make up the set, but that's plenty for us! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual sneaking in on some of the tunes, but still enough of that snapping, punchy rhythmic approach that makes Herb and the group so great! As usual, the fluidity here is the strongest point – as the A&M touch takes a sound that should be hokey, and flips it into something really really groovy through warm use of compression in the studio. Titles include "Blue Sunday", "Bean Bag", "Work Song", "Our Day Will Come", "Mexican Road Race", and "Freight Train Joe". CD
(Out of print signature series edition.)

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ArawakAccadde A ... LP
Golden Pavilion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About January 30, 2017
Amazing grooves from Arawak – an obscure Italian combo from the 70s sound library days – and one who work here in a wickedly sharp take on funky jazz! The group's got some great flute in the lead – sometimes biting hard over the breaks, ala Jeremy Steig – sometimes floating a bit more dreamily, with a vibe that's soulful and mellow! Other instrumentation includes a bit of keyboards, guitar, bass, and some plenty nice drums – which snap and break with a real sharpness on some of the album's best tracks. The tunes are pretty offbeat – straight, but not your usual bag of funk – and a bit more like some of the excellent sound library work on the Cenacolo or Rotary labels at the same time. Titles include "Accadde A Harlem", "Accadde A Las Vegas", "Accadde In Biafra", "Accadde A Yellow Park", "Accadde A Boston", "Accadde A Bahia", and "Accadde A Bali". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD
Polydor, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! CD

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✨✧ Burt BacharachCasino Royale (2CD expanded version) ... CD
Colgems/Quartet (Spain), 1967. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!), but which still have all of the charm of his best work. A few performances on the set are by Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, who do the completely chaotic "Casino Royale Theme" – and the lovely Dusty Springfield sings a versions of "Look Of Love" that has to be the best ever recorded! Other tracks include "Home James, Don't Spare The Horses", "Money Penny Goes For Broke", "The Venerable Sir James Bond", and "Hi There Miss Goodthighs". But even better is this cool version – which features the original LP presentation at the end, but begins with 33 tracks that replicate the film presentation of the music – and which include numbers not on the original album, and variations on the tunes too! Even includes two vocal numbers by Mike Redway – "Seven Bond In Heaven" and "Dream On James You're Winning" – and lots of musical surprises throughout! CD
(Out of print.)

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... LP
Motown, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a record that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really focusing in on that amazing vocal style that made the singer such a unique talent – and which always had edges that were sharper, and runs that were deeper, than some of her contemporaries who might be able to trick a phrase with a bit of spirit, but never deliver the whole thing in the way that Badu can! Themes are both personal and hinting at her political turns to come – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". LP, Vinyl record album

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John BarryKing Rat – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A fairly straight orchestral score by John Barry – written for this early 60s film that starred George Segal, Tom Courneay, and Denholm Elliott. The film's a war one, and the themes are pretty typical for that sort of thing – but they do have some nice instrumental touches that push them past the usual bag, and which show that Barry's younger writing was always a treat, no matter what the setting. Titles include "There Is A Radio In This Hut", "Just As You Were", "Grey's Day", "The Recovery Of Marlowe", "Touch & Go", and "King Rat March". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 5 & 6 – Dil Cosby & Dil Withers – A Tribute To Dilla ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... $7.99
A mad funky pairing of beat suites from the Beat Konducta – Vols 5 & 6 in the evolving, unpredictable series of deep, crackling beatcraft – with a little help from J Rocc and spiritual guidance from Dilla! The Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suites are as solid as any of the volumes to date, compellingly funky and in more of Madlib's heady hip hop mode than some of the more psychedelic and experimental efforts before it. That's not to say that Madlib's given up on the oddball flourishes – it's a wild ride, but the emotionally resonant soul samples, some with vocals, but mostly instrumentals, and thumping beats loom large in the mix. 'Lib is the longstanding champion of hazy, smoked out hip hop funk instrumentals – and these volumes together add up to another blunted gem – with moments that are purely influenced by and tributes to J Dilla – those with with the soaring soul string bits anchored by abstract beats – but Madlib's own smoked out sonic signature is out front always. 42 short bursts of mad genius, with spacey jazz funk, cosmic keys, and swirling samples galore! Titles include "For My Mans (Prelude)", "The Mystery (Dilla's Still Here)", "Beat Provider (Through The Years)", "The String (Heavy Jones)", "Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)", "Shades Of Pete (Super)", "Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)" "Dil Withers Theme", "First Class (The Best Catalogue) ", "Lifetime (Lifeline)", "The Electric Zone (Plugged In)", "Smoked Out (Green Blaze Subliminal Sounds)", "Another Bag of Bomb (No Seeds)", " Never Front (Ears Up) ", "Slapped Up (Snap N' Clap)", "The Sky (Beyond Sight)" and more. Incredible stuff! CD

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
One of our favorite albums from Lester Bowie's big solo run of the 80s – and a set that has some of the more dynamic energy of his Brass Fantasy group, but maybe also a bit more depth as well! The album's part of a handful that the Art Ensemble Of Chicago did with the DIW label at the time – and the AEOC production maybe gives the record a slightly more serious sound – even though the group still take on material from James Brown, Sade, and EU! Yet there's also two Billie Holiday tributes that are surprisingly powerful, and a stunning version of Roland Kirk's "The Inflated Tear" – with a strong trombone solo from Steve Turre, who worked with Kirk in later years, and always championed his work. The lineup features Bowie, Stanton Davis, EJ Allen, and Gerald Brezel on trumpets; Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones; Vincent Chancey on French horn; and Bob Stewart on tuba – plus drums and percussion from Don Moye, Ken Cruchfield, and Vinnie Johnson. Titles include "Inflated Tear", "Smooth Operator", "Strange Fruit", "Don't Worry Be Happy", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Da Butt". CD

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James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.99
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an especially strong focus on the best soul and funk years of the legendary Godfather Of Soul! Titles include "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pants (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & 2)", "Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)", "Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl release!)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 Liveration", "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
(Cover has splitting on the seams & some light staining.)

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✨✧ James BrownHell ... CD
Polydor, 1974. Used ... $3.99
Reissue of 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 was originally 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! CD
Also available Hell ... LP 29.99

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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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 is in nice shape.)
Also available Hell ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ James BrownLive – Hot On The One (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $26.99
A strong live set from 1980, recorded in Tokyo, and better than most of James' studio recordings from the time! The group is super-tight, super-fast, and the whole set has that train running out of control sort of feel that James first cut on wax with his live sets starting at the Apollo Theater. Includes versions of "It's Too Funky In Here", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Sex Machine", "Body Heat", "I Got The Feelin", "Jam", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Gonna Have A Funky Good Time", "Try Me", and "Get On The Good Foot". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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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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John Cage with David TudorVariations IV – Volume II ... LP
Everest, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, but can't find that easily on record. The album's a haunting melange of random sounds – from radio noise, to gamelon recordings, to sound effects – and it's striking proof of how fresh these ideas still are, even if they've been reduced to drivel by countless "experimental" post-rock bands. This edition says "Volume II", which we assume to be a second part of the original issue – but we're not sure. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesPure Genius – The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1952 to 1959 (7CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used 7 CDs ... $39.99
A massive set full of classic soul from one of the world's most legendary artists – the complete Atlantic Recordings of the great Ray Charles, from 1952-1959 – including a wealth of rare material and an 80 page booklet/historical account! The first 6 discs feature an amazing assemblage of tracks by Ray Charles proper, plus a number of tunes Ray recording backing Milt Jackson and David Newman. Tracks include "The Sun's Gonna Shine Again", "Ray's Blues", "Drown In My Own Tears", "It's All Right", "Lonely Avenue", "Hornful Soul", "That's Enough", "I Want A Little Girl", "How Long Blues" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "Cosmic Ray" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "Bag's Guitar Blues" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "The Spirit Feel" (Live, 1958), "Talkin' 'Bout You" (Live, 1958), "Sherry" (Live, 1958), "Tine Tin Deo" (David Newman), "Sweet Eyes" (David Newman), "Mean To Me" (David Newman), "I'm Movin' On", "I Believe To My Soul" and tons more! Disc 7 features a disc-long rehearsal session with Ahmet Ertegun from 1953, with the tracks "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand", "Nobody Cares", "Worried Life Blues", "Mess Around" and more, including studio banter & dialogue! A big testament to The Genius!!! CD

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✨✧ CrusadersCrusaders At Their Best ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $0.99
A really mixed bag of grooves from the Crusaders – but still an album that's quite tasty if you dig their work on the Chisa label! The record appears to be a greatest hits collection – with the "best" in the title – but it's more a summation of the styles they'd been digging on previous records, as some tracks feature a tight funky groove, others have a mellower electric one, and still others have a straight jazz approach. Highlights include the African-sounding "Time Has No Ending", the Sly Stone cover "Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin", and a nice reading of Wilton Felder's "Way Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has some minor stains.)

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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of Bobby D's albums from his confused period in the mid 60s! Sounds sort of goofy, but it actually works, thanks to some swinging arrangements by Roger Kellaway, and the pep and zip of the score. Plus, the cover's got Bobby leaning on a push me-pull me, with a doctor's bag and a big stovepipe hat. Titles include "At The Crossroads", "I Think I Like You", "Fabulous Places", "Talk To The Animals", "After Today", and "My Friend The Doctor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBags Groove ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $2.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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