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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". CD

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Chris Read & Pugs Atomz feat Thaione DavisBaby Don't Go/You ... 7-inch
BBE/Dinked, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Jazzy hip hop from Chris Read and Chicago independent hip hop mainstay Pugs Atomz! "Baby Don't Go" kicks off with piano that have has an almost late night jazz club vibe before a classic hip hop beat comes in, before Pugs's classic level mic skillsa. "You" has a great mood, too, again with distinctive piano & beats, plus and a distant jazzy horn, before it all clears a path for the rhymes. This one features Simeon Viltz & Thaione Davis, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Ted ColemanTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Colthe Music/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
A jazzy combo with plenty of soul – working here with plenty of fusion undercurrents, but in a way that's tied together with some really great vocals on the top! The style's a bit like that of James Mason on his legendary Rhythm Of Life LP – soaring, righteous, and with some slightly cosmic elements – especially in the way the guitar, keyboards, and vibes come together with an upbeat sort of groove! Ted sings, plays piano and vibes, and wrote all the tunes for the set – and the album's a beautiful lost treasure that has plenty of greatness to offer – echoes of Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Ayers, and others – in addition to James Mason – but also a richly personal vibe that's all its own. Titles include "Sweet Bird", "Samba De", "Can You Feel It", "Due Consideration", "If We Took The Time", and "What A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Taking Care Of Business (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Jay DeeWelcome 2 Detroit ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
The first of BBE's forays into current hip hop – and a wonderful debut in the series! The album started as a breakbeat project from Detroit's Jay Dee, but soon morphed into a full-on hip hop album – complete with real instrumentation on Fender Rhodes, trumpet, keyboards, and drums, with lyrics on about half of the tracks. Features great remakes of "African Rhythms" (Oneness of Juju), "Brazilian Groove" (Earth Wind & Fire), and "Think Twice" (Donald Byrd), plus the cuts "Rico Suave Bossa Nova", "Shake It Down", "Give it Up", "The Clapper", and "Come Get It". LP, Vinyl record album

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD
Also available Eventual Reality ... LP 24.99

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... LP
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP (pic cover)... $24.99 27.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eventual Reality ... CD 16.99

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Nana LoveDisco Documentary – Full Of Funk (with bonus CD) ... LP
Nestor/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.98
Rare funky soul from Ghanaian disco diva Nana Love – the rare, appropriately-titled Full Of Funk record from 1979 – with dynamite vocals by Nana and featuring Ghana legend Harry Mosco and other incredible players in the studio band! Nana's voice is uniquely amazing – with a sweet, girlish tone that builds to a lioness roar on occasion – which is incredibly compelling – and sung entirely in English. The band provides a wicked backdrop of funky dancefloor soul – propelled by fantastic guitarwork by Mosco, Paul Pryce and Les Forrest, killer basslines by Grek Haywood, sax and flute by Humphrey Okoh, percussion by Ayindi, drums by Tony Martin, synth and clavinet by Adrian Bennett and piano by Richard Reid. This great version from BBE includes 5 bonus tracks not on the original release – and the titles include "I'm in Love", "Whe Gonna Stay For The Party", "Talking About Music", "Disco Lover", "When The Heart Decides", "Reach Out My Hand", "Hang On Baby", "Loving Feeling (Dance Mix)" and "Loving Feeling (Instrumental)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with the album on CD!)

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Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1975 – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his hits, and worked with a variety of incredible acts to expand his sound – a good number of whom ended up recording for Hugh on the Chisa label, in a unique blend of American soul and African inspiration that was years ahead of its time! The Chisa sound was one of the first true forays into pan-global grooving – and it brought the sounds of Africa to the American mainstream at a level that few had managed before. Some groups were unique projects done for record – like the Johannesburg Street Band, which featured members of The Crusaders alongside Masekela – but others featured a variety of ex-patriots living in the US, with key singers and players who shine brightly under Hugh's guidance. This set really digs deep, and offers up some of the most heavily African-tuned tracks from Chisa's catalog – 14 titles that include "Witch Doctor" and "Ahvuomo" by Baranta with Miatta Fahinbulleh, "Joala" and "Za Labalaba" by The Zulus, "Awe Mfana" by Johannesburg Street Band, "Macongo" and "U Se Mcani" by Letta Mbulu, "Tepo" by Baranta, "Aredze" by The Zulus, "Mahlalela" by Letta Mbulu, and "Afro Beat Blues" by Ojah with Hugh Masekela. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bert MyrickLive N'Well ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic lost set from the Detroit jazz scene of the 60s – by a group who was years ahead of their time, and who bridged a number of different parts of the city's scene! The group's listed here under the name of drummer Bert Myrick, but was actually co-led by George Bohanon on trombone – who also blew on sides for Motown, and went onto a big range of west coast work in the 70s – but has a razor-sharp edge here! The other co-leader was tenorist Ronnie Fields – a lesser-known player, but a great one too – and a perfect pairing with Bohanon for a soaring, soulful voice on the record. A young Kenny Cox is also in the group on piano – best known for his later albums for Blue Note, which were some of the most modern the label issued at the time – and the last member of the group is Will Austin on bass. Myrick's drums are great – as powerful a force in leadership as Art Blakey with the Messengers – and all tracks are nice and long, and all originals too. The groove is soaring, modal, and very soulful – and titles include "Sevenths", "Paramour", "Scorpio's Child", and "The Latin Bit". CD
Also available Live N'Well (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Bert MyrickLive N'Well (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata/BBE (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A fantastic lost set from the Detroit jazz scene of the 60s – by a group who was years ahead of their time, and who bridged a number of different parts of the city's scene! The group's listed here under the name of drummer Bert Myrick, but was actually co-led by George Bohanon on trombone – who also blew on sides for Motown, and went onto a big range of west coast work in the 70s – but has a razor-sharp edge here! The other co-leader was tenorist Ronnie Fields – a lesser-known player, but a great one too – and a perfect pairing with Bohanon for a soaring, soulful voice on the record. A young Kenny Cox is also in the group on piano – best known for his later albums for Blue Note, which were some of the most modern the label issued at the time – and the last member of the group is Will Austin on bass. Myrick's drums are great – as powerful a force in leadership as Art Blakey with the Messengers – and all tracks are nice and long, and all originals too. The groove is soaring, modal, and very soulful – and titles include "Sevenths", "Paramour", "Scorpio's Child", and "The Latin Bit". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live N'Well ... CD 13.99

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Orchestra SoledadVamonos/Let's Go ... CD
Futuro/BBE (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Raw salsa from the streets of Brooklyn – served up here by a very obscure group, but one who work in the best styles of the Fania and Cotique Records scenes of the time! There's a strong Puerto Rican influence on the rhythms at times – very much that new spirit that was emerging with pride and power as the 70s moved in – but there's also some trailing currents of the Latin Soul generation, in the way that Cotique was working at the time – particularly on records by Joey Pastrana! Lyrics are in English on some tracks, and mighty darn soulful – and the group's led by Hector Ramos, who both sings and plays some massive trombone! Titles include "I'll Make You A Queen", "Vamanos/Let's Go", "Uptight", "Just Like A Fool", "Problems", "Cuero", and "Candela" CD

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Eji OyewaleCharity Begins At Home (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Sealed ... $11.99
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create this completely cooking late 70s album! The style's different than other big Afro Funk names of the time – like Fela Kuti or Manu Dibango – but shares a similar sense of flowing, open grooves – and Eji's ability to act strongly as both a lead vocalist, and a soaring soloist on tenor, soprano, and flute! Rhythms are damn funky at the core – with almost a blacksploitation vibe at times – and the tracks are all quite long, with most of the real "voice" coming from the saxes, which speak volumes on their solos. Titles include "Gele Odun (Oil Boom)", "Lagos Complex Highways", "Unity In Africa", and "Charity Begins At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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PazPaz Are Back ... LP
Spotlite/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Fantastic funky fusion from the UK – served up here by a group of artists with roots that go back to the jazz rock and avant jazz scenes – but who work here with a lean, spacey, electric style that fits in more sharply with the generation of Herbie Hancock and George Duke! The keyboards are great – played by Geoff Castle on both acoustic and electric piano – and the group also features fantastic reeds from Ray Warleigh, a player who really seems to be reemerging here with a new sort of brilliance – as he blows deft lines on alto, soprano sax, and flute. The group also features Ron Mathewson on bass, Ed Speight on guitar, and a fair bit of percussion at the core, which gives some of the tunes a Latin or Brazilian fusion vibe – and titles include "Laying Eggs", "AC/DC", "Horros", "Moonchild", "I Can't REmember", "Everywhere Calypso", and "Iron Works". LP, Vinyl record album

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People's WorkshopHouston Talent Expo 1982 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 26.99
The cover might look a bit understated, but the album's got plenty of depth and power – a rare set from the Texas underground of the early 80s – cut by a group who've clearly drunk deep from the same musical well that inspired Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, and other cosmic soul talents of the 70s! As with Stevie and Roy, there's plenty of jazzy currents in the music of The People's Workshop – warm keyboards, sweet sax and flute, and waves of color that really come through the grooves and illuminate the deeper spirit of the vocals. There's a sense of collaboration here that's really special – almost a James Mason vibe at times – all with a sense of sophistication that's quite different than the rootsier sounds you might normally expect from Texas soul groups. Titles include "Save Your Money", "A Song For The Children", "Love Love", "Let's Get High", "Chocolate Coated People Song", and "This Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RockPetestrumentals ... LP
BBE (UK), 2001. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A mad bit of funk from the great Pete Rock! Pete's easily one of the best hip hop producers of the past decade – and this album's a sublime batch of instrumental tracks that focuses on his talent for remaking an older groove. The set's one of the first on BBE's groundbreaking Beat Generation label – and it's an important blend of downtempo grooves, hip hop, and classic styles of funk! A great listen all the way through – with 16 tracks on this revised edition: "A Little Soul", "Play Dis Only At Night", "For The People", "The Boss", "Pete's Jazz", "Smooth Sailing", "Something Funky", "Get Involved", "Walk On By", "Take The D Train", "To My Advantage" featuring Nature, "Back On The Block"" featuring CL Smooth, "Nothin Lesser" and "Cake" featuring the UN , "Mind Frame" featuring Freddie Foxx and the "Outro". LP, Vinyl record album
(This is the revised edition.)

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Sun PalaceRude Movements ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
The first-ever full length collection of work from Sun Palace – the enigmatic duo who cut some great underground club work on the early 80s New York scene! The set's broken into two halves – titled "Raw Movements" and "Rude Movements", after the famous instrumental singles – which are both featured here, along with lots of other incredible 80s material that really fleshes out the groove! Most tracks feature some kind of wickedly weird guitar line from Mike Collins, and lots of cool keyboards from Keith O'Connell – all in modes that are as spare as some of the earliest house music, but with rhythms that are much more in an NYC electro mode! There's a lot of unreleased tracks here from those days – including a few that were just finished up for this set – and titles include "Raw Movements", "Love Train II", "Palace Strut", "Coral Reef", "Street Beat", "What's The Time", "Rude Movements (remaster)", "Movement 1 (winning)", "Movement 2 (reconstruction)", and "Movement 3 (completion)". CD

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✨✧ VisioneersMarc Mac Presents – Dirty Old Hip Hop ... LP
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.98
The long-awaited full length assemblage of singles from Marc Mac's breezy, soul jazz-steeped hip hop groove project Visioneers – a mesmerizing batch of reworked classic hip hop tunes that's well worth the wait! Dirty Old Hip Hop is far too humble a description for the rich material – stuff based on the thumping insistency of hip hop beatcraft – but filtered through elements from classic funk and spacey jazz, pulp soundtrack and library grooves – with tight instrumentalism that's truly wonderful. A couple tracks feature rhymes, but this is a mostly instrumental affair – featuring Mac on bass, Rhodes, Moog, piano, synths and more – assisted by collaborators Brad Somatik on guitar, Hammond and more, plus 4 Hero mate Luke Parkhouse on drums & percussion. 11 tracks on the vinyl version: "Replay" feat Voice, "Runnin'", "It's Simple", "The World Is Yours", "Funk Box" feat Capitol A, "Dirty Old Bossa Nova", "Smoker", "Run For Cover", "Hip Know Cypher", "Paul's Guitar Story" and "Ike's Mood I". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean WellsSoul On Soul (limited edition 3 x 7" set) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7" (pic cover)... $24.99 26.98
A treasure trove of deep soul, Northern groovers, and funky numbers from the mighty Jean Wells – easily one of the most accomplished soul singers of her time! Jean's got a voice that knocks it right out of the park, right away – a style that burns deeply on the mellow cuts, and soars to the heavens on the groovers – and she works here with impeccable production from Clyde Otis, who always seems to know just the right way to bring out the best in a singer like Wells. But even more notable is the fact that Jean wrote a good number of tunes here herself – quite unusual for a female soul singer of her generation – and an aspect that makes the collection especially noteworthy as a documents of the deep talents shown by Wells while recording these sides for the Calla label. This limited edition triple 7" single package is mighty great – with a slipcover that contains notes on the music, and a total of 6 tracks that include "What Have I Got To Lose", "Have A Little Mercy", "With My Love & What You've Got", "Take Time To Make Time For Me", "He Ain't Doing Bad", and "Somebody's Been Loving You". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". CD features bonus tracks – "Bell Isle Daze (lost alt mix)" and "Saturday Night Special (lost alternate mix)". CD
Also available Saturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strata/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 30.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock – with a laidback, tripped-out groove that's really mindblowing! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown's drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It's totally essential Strata jazz funk – and a record we've rarely seen in the original pressing. Tracks include "Saturday Night Special", "Joy Road", "Belle Isle Daze", "Creative Musicians", "Cheeba", "On Your Mind", "Allen Barnes", and "Help Me Get Away". Features bonus tracks "Saturday Night Special (lost alt mix)" and "Bell Isle Daze (lost alt mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Saturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99
 
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Blues & SoulIssue 1034 ... Magazine
Blues & Soul (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
That's the mighty John Morales on the cover – part of a nice feature on the excellent 4th collection in his mixes series for BBE! The issue's got plenty more soul coverage, too – both past and present – with articles on Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, Mica Paris, Eric Benet, Shalamar, DJ Harvey, and Roots Manuva – as well as the continuing B&S chart of the best 500 singles of all time, a bit of Northern Soul rarities, Richard Searling looking at soul singles in 1967, and more – including some music reviews and other news too! Magazine

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✨✧ Pete Rock & INICenter Of Attention – Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics ... LP
Vinyl Digital, Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A once lost relic from hip hop's golden mid 90s era! This is the second of two albums from Pete Rock's archives of great unissue material to originally see release thanks to the knowledgeable crate diggers at BBE/Rapster, recorded during the period Pete Rock & CL Smooth were nearing the end of their contract with Elektra. Pete started putting together some side projects and a healthy archive of top notch productions featuring young & hungry MCs, some of which remained under wraps for years, and achieved legendary status. Of course this set's built on the staple Soul Brother #1 sound: rich and heavy with dense bass, propulsive beats, strong jazz and soul samples, and a tight over all sound, but the INI MC's are no slouch on the mic either, leaving us wonder why this only saw the light of day as a handful of promo singles. Rob O and Grap Luva handle the rhymes on the set with guest appearances by Q-Tip and Large Professor on "To Each His Own". 16 tracks in all, including the intro: "No More Words", "Step Up", "Think Twice", "Square One", "The Life I Live", "Krossroads", "Fakin' Jax", "What You Say", "Mind Over Matter", "Don't You Love It", "Microphone Wanderlust" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousColor Line – African American Artists & Segregation 1916 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible document of racial inequality in mid-Century America – a 3CD set that brings together blues, jazz, soul, and music in other styles – all to illustrate the lack of opportunity and freedom for African-Americans in the US! You've no doubt heard some of these songs before – classic blues numbers, or important jazz vocal tracks – but together, they deliver a hell of a lot more power than on their own – a total of 60 songs that underscore the long, hard journey towards Civil Rights – a path that's still not finished even all these many years later, which makes the theme of these songs still so important. The work spans the teens through the sixties – and titles include "Jim Crow" by The Union Boys, "Parchman Farm Blues" by Bukka White, "Minstrel & The Queen" by The Impressions, "We Shall Overcome" by Guy Carawan, "Working Man" by Bo Diddley, "Better Git It In Your Soul" by Charles Mingus, "The Alabama Bus (parts 1 & 2)" by Brother Will Hairston, "Jim Crow Train" by Johs White, "Brown Skin Girl" by Lloyd Prince Thomas, "Hard Road Blues" by Floyd Dixon, "High Society" by Monk Hazel, "The American Woman & The West Indian Man" by Sam Manning, "Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands Onto God" by Marcus Garvey, "Low Society" by Ray Charles, "Kiyakiya" by Babatunde Olatunji, "Ancient Aethiopia" by Sun Ra, "Tarzan Of Harlem" by Cab Calloway, "Old Alabama" by BBE, and "Chicago High Life" by Earl Hines. CD
 
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✨✧ BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram stereo remaster. Hype sticker has some sticker remnants.)

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BeatlesCapitol Albums Vol 2 (Rubber Soul/Help/Early Beatles/Beatles VI) (4CD longbox set) ... CD
Apple, Mid 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $22.99
Features mini-LP sleeve versions of Rubber Soul, Help, Early Beatles, and Beatles VI! CD
(Out of print.)

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BeatlesRubber Soul ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the catchy complexity of the earlier years too. Production, songwriting, and delivery is superb – and titles include "Norwegian Wood", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Run For Your Life"". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Rupert CobbettSensitive Cat ... LP
Soul Deep, 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A very nice album of obscure soul jazz piano tracks – and certainly the best record ever from Rupert Cobbett! The tracks are a mix of straighter jazz cuts, plus others that have a mellow funky sound, and some nice electric piano. Cuts include the spacey "Bad Rooster", the funky "Seven Heaven", and the soulful "What It Is", which has some uncredited vocals. Other titles include "On Three Legs", "Play The Game", and "Ultra Wave". Not totally funky – but a nice lost little record, with a good vibe, perhaps thanks to the fact that Abbey Lincoln was the executive producer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Joe CubaEl Pirata Del Caribe – The Caribbean Pirate ... LP
Tico, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A later album by Joe – but a really great one! Joe's moved from a Latin soul groove into one that's beautifully strident and jazzy – with the kind of solos and tight rhythms that made him a legend, updated to reflect some of the NuYorican changes going on around him. There's some excellent vibes work on here, especially on the cuts "Y Joe Cuba Ya Llego" and "Bertos Madness", which is a very cool hard groover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonThird Sacred Concert – The Majesty Of God As Performed In Westminster Abbey ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a bit of marker.)

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Charles Ford Band (aka Robben Ford)Charles Ford Band ... CD
Arhoolie, 1972. Used ... $9.99
Members include Robben Ford, Mark Ford, Patrick Ford, and Stanley Poplin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Geraldine FibbersLost Somewhere Between The Earth & My Home (clear vinyl – with bonus tracks) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Jealous Butcher/Virgin, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... About August 1, 2017 (delayed)
One of a couple incredible albums The Geraldine Fibbers made for Virgin in the mid-to-late 90s – both among the finer, most criminally underrated rock albums of the decade! LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl – remastered and with 4 bonus tracks. (Bumped from Record Store Day to early May.))

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Lennie HibbertMoonlight Party ... CD
Beach/Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Sweet jazzy instrumentals from Jamaica – mellow, moonlight numbers by vibes player Lennie Hibbert and an amazing group of Carribbean players – coming together beautifully on one of his earliest records as a leader! Coming in the early 60s, there's a wonderful Afro-Carribbean jazzy soul vibe at play here – with Hibbert's vibes front and center, with bongos and drums that presage the roots sound to come, some sweet flute, sax and clarinet. The record's also a key early example of a Jamaican scene that was still finding its roots – borrowing strongly from the US scene, but in the best way possible! There's some Latin currents at times – and with Hibbert's strong vibes, the record almost feels like some of the Bobby Montez sessions from the same period. Mostly instrumental, though with a lovely little bit of female vocals – and titles include "Taking A Chance On Love", "Moonglow & Picnic", "I Love Paris", "Estrelita", "Strolling", "Let True Love Begin", "El Lobo", "Jamaica Farewell", "Home Sweet Home", and "Island In The Sun". CD
Also available Moonlight Party ... LP 21.99

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Lennie HibbertMoonlight Party ... LP
Beach/Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Sweet jazzy instrumentals from Jamaica – mellow, moonlight numbers by vibes player Lennie Hibbert and an amazing group of Carribbean players – coming together beautifully on one of his earliest records as a leader! Coming in the early 60s, there's a wonderful Afro-Carribbean jazzy soul vibe at play here – with Hibbert's vibes front and center, with bongos and drums that presage the roots sound to come, some sweet flute, sax and clarinet. The record's also a key early example of a Jamaican scene that was still finding its roots – borrowing strongly from the US scene, but in the best way possible! There's some Latin currents at times – and with Hibbert's strong vibes, the record almost feels like some of the Bobby Montez sessions from the same period. Mostly instrumental, though with a lovely little bit of female vocals – and titles include "Taking A Chance On Love", "Moonglow & Picnic", "I Love Paris", "Estrelita", "Strolling", "Let True Love Begin", "El Lobo", "Jamaica Farewell", "Home Sweet Home", and "Island In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moonlight Party ... CD 9.99

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Ross HubbellRoss Hubbell Trio ... CD
2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny KeatingRobbery ... LP
London, 1967. Sealed ... $13.99
A killer soundtrack from jazzy Johnny Keating – a set that we'd rank right up there with his other non-film work of the 60s! The score's got a bold, edgey sort of quality – one that shows a real maturation in Keating's music since the earlier part of the decade – but still that great sense of rhythm and repetition that first made him stand out so strongly. The horns are especially great – bold and brassy one minute, then laidback and compressed the next – filled with great colors and tones that show a link back to Stan Kenton sounds of the 50s, turned towards much groovier ends for Johnny's 60s generation. All tracks are originals, and the titles include the lead vocal "Born To Lose", sung by Jackie Lee – plus "Kate's Theme", "Gang's Arrest", "Accident", "Diamond Robbery", "Breaking Into The Mail Van", and "Passing The Mail Bags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with a hole in front where a large sale sticker was applied to the cover, and a cutout hole.)

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Abbe Lane with Tito PuenteBe Mine Tonight (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Classic 50s work from vocalist Abbe Lane – and a record that's made all the better by some great arrangements from Tito Puente! Abbe's getting past the sexy tricks of other records here – and singing in a dusky tone that works perfect with Tito's tight, choppy, and highly percussive arrangements. The set's got a wonderful blend of Latin and torch – with tracks that include "Take It Easy", "Green Eyes", "The River Seine", "Babalu", "Pan, Amore & Cha Cha Cha", "Noche De Ronda", and "Whatever Lola Wants". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Is Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partner Max Roach – with Max on drums, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Preister on trombone – all working with Abbey in a mode that's quite similar to her best appearances on Roach records from the same stretch! Titles include her amazing early version of "Afro Blue", plus "Lonely House", "Come Sunday", "Let Up", and a great version of Oscar Brown, Jr's "Brother Where Are You?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, aging & a split top seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln's Affair – A Story Of A Girl In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Capitol, 1956. Used ... $4.99
One of the strangest things about Abbey Lincoln's career is the fact that, despite her hip affiliations with the left end of the jazz spectrum, she's actually been slotted into a fair number of straighter projects, not only in music, but in film as well. This album's a perfect example of that – and may well be the reason for Abbey's later leanings towards the left – as here, in her debut LP, she comes off as a dreamy girl singer, recorded by Liberty almost in a mode that's similar to Julie London or some of their other gal stars – with complicated backings from Benny Carter and Marty Paich. The record is lacking the stark captivating quality of Abbey's later records, but it does have a certain kind of charm – especially as the love themes in the set are all-adult, at a mature level that you'd really only hear from a rare few other singers, like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria. Titles include "Two Cigarettes In The Dark", "Take Me In Your Arms", "No More", "Affair", "This Can't Be Love", "I Wake Up Smiling", and "Love Walked In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Abbey LincolnIt's Magic ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Early work by Abbey – recorded in a mode that's straighter than she'd sound a few years later – less angry, more like other jazz vocalists of the time, but still with that unmistakable Abbey Lincoln quality in the voice! The arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson – using that light angular edge that always makes his work such a great fit for a hip singer – and other players on the set include Kenny Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Jerome Richardson, Wynton Kelly, and Sahib Shihab. Titles include "I Am In Love", "An Occasional Man", "Out Of The Past", "Love", "Little Niles", "Exactly Like You", and "Just For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
 
 
 



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