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FoxyLive ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $21.99
A live take on the Foxy sound of the clubs – served up here without any studio support at all, at a level that really showcases their talents as a funk band! There's still a strong sense of compression in the grooves – that Foxy way of laying down the lyrics right along with the guitar and basslines – but the concert setting makes for a sharper sound overall, and maybe a looser one too – especially on some of the rhythms, which have a great spontaneous feel – as does the crowd noise in the background, which serves to enhance the party sound of the record! Titles include "Ba Ba Cool", "Party Boys", "Hot Number", "Get Off", "Sex Symbol", and "Banshee". CD

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John "Drumbo' FrenchBeefheart – Through The Eyes Of Magic ... Book
Proper (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 28.99
An insanely huge volume on the live and music of Captain Beefhart and The Magic Band – penned by John Drumbo French, who worked with Beefheart from the mid 60s onward, and appeared on almost all of his important albums! The book is huge – and the text moves forward in a wonderful mix of personal recollection, interview material, and music history – spanning over 850 pages in all, with a huge amount of details on the 60s Cali scene and the underground rock world of the 60s and 70s too! Heavy, softcover, with nice photos, and a good deal of notes, too. Book

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Friend SoundJoyride ... LP
RCA, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound are kind of a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band stuff, but with out the skill of most jam bands. Ok, it sounds like we're talking ourselves into a corner – but the record's pretty darn compelling. It's kind of like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one, and be proud that we're just giving it a space to exist. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one of the hippest going in the early 70s Prestige Records scene – and that's saying a lot, given the company the label was keeping at the time! The record's got one track that features some nice soulful vocals – the political cut "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" – but the best cuts are the instrumentals, grooving along hard in the band's best modal funky tradition! Titles include "The Better Half", "Jung Bungo", and "Running Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Superfunk ... LP 49.99

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Superfunk ... LP 13.99

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FunkadelicFunkadelic (180 gram red & clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a perversion of the deep-Motown styles of groups like The Temptations or Undisputed Truth – taken into even headier territory! The original 5-member version of the group includes Eddie Hazel, Mickey Atkins, Tawl Ross, Bill Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood – all working here with some mindblowing George Clinton production! Tracks include classics like "I Bet You", "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "Music for My Mother", and "What Is Soul" – and the album's the stuff that made these guys a legend right out of the box! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited eidion of 500!)

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✨✧ Ghana Soul ExplosionSoul Makossa ... LP
Pickwick, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure album of soulful groovers – one of the odder albums of its type from the time! Given that the record was recorded for Pickwick, the Ghana Soul Explosion were most likely a group of studio players, trussed up in fake Afro garb to look like the real thing – except there's no pictures of the band in sight, though you get what we mean. The overall sound of the album's more in a straight 70s funk mode than you'd think from the name – but still, the record's a nice batch of funky soul covers, including "Superstition", "Soul Makossa", "Superfly TNT", "Family Affair", and "Are You Man Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghana Soul ExplosionSoul Makossa ... LP
Pickwick, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An obscure album of soulful groovers – one of the odder albums of its type from the time! Given that the record was recorded for Pickwick, the Ghana Soul Explosion were most likely a group of studio players, trussed up in fake Afro garb to look like the real thing – except there's no pictures of the band in sight, though you get what we mean. The overall sound of the album's more in a straight 70s funk mode than you'd think from the name – but still, the record's a nice batch of funky soul covers, including "Superstition", "Soul Makossa", "Superfly TNT", "Family Affair", and "Are You Man Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ghostface Killah & BadbadnotgoodSour Soul – Instrumentals ... LP
Lex, 2015. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
The all good instrumentals to Sour Soul – their cinematic hip hop collaboration between Ghostface Killah and the excellent Toronto jazz funk ensemble Badbadnotgood – and as much as we dug Ghostface's funk band backed efforts of the previous couple years, Sour Soul might be best of 'em! None of the bands that Ghostface his rhymed out front have been anything less than of the finest caliber, but the looser style of Sourl Soul is a refreshing change of pace. Badbadnotgood's raw, dexterous vibe is a fine foil for Ghostface's rhymes on the main album, and sound just as great sans vocals – with lots of raw percussion, psych soul guitars and keys. Includes "Mono", "Sour Soul", "Stark's Reality", "Tone's Rap", "Mind Playin' Tricks", "Ray Gun", "Nuggets Of Wisdom", "Food", "Experience", "Gunshowers", "Six Degrees" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gilberto GilRaca Humana ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Gilberto Gil gets a nice lean groove for the 80s – a mode that's a bit like the style Caetano Veloso was taking at the time – with maybe more of a unified band feel behind the singer, instead of a more ambitious set of charts! The approach really brings a focus on Gilberto's vocals, which have a nice sort of punch as they dig into the hooks on the tunes – a bit soulful in currents, but with some 80s electro modes going on too – but never in an overdone way, thanks to well-balanced production from Liminha – who was Gil's frequent musical partner at the time. Titles include "Vamos Fugir", "Feliz Por Um Triz", "Extra II", "Indigo Blue", and "Raca Humana". CD

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
While actually not as electrifying as some of Dizzy's other albums from the time, this one's still pretty darn great, and features his great group with Leo Wright on alto and Lalo Schfrin on piano. The band grooves with a subtly Latinish vibe, and the tracks are nice and long long long. Titles include "Kush", one of Dizzy's best Latin numbers, plus "The Mooch" and "Night In Tunisia". The CD also includes an interview with Dizzy by Charles Schwartz. CD
(In a gatefold digipak. Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
While actually not as electrifying as some of Dizzy's other albums from the time, this one's still pretty darn great, and features his great group with Leo Wright on alto and Lalo Schfrin on piano. The band grooves with a subtly Latinish vibe, and the tracks are nice and long long long. Titles include "Kush", one of Dizzy's best Latin numbers, plus "The Mooch" and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Bob GluckMiles Davis Lost Quintet And Other Revolutionary Ensembles (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Chicago, 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 37.50
A deep look at the Lost Quintet of Miles Davis – a group who earned that name because they never recorded a full studio album, yet made some very important waves with their live work at the end of the 60s! The lineup featured key electric Miles musicians Chick Corea on keyboards, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all working with a very new, different rhythmic impulse – which offered new freedom to the solos of Miles and Wayne Shorter! The growth, performances, and legacy of this group is followed in great detail by Bob Gluck – who also wrote a large volume on the Mwandishi band of Herbie Hancock – and the book goes on to look at the growth of related groups Circle and Revolutionary Ensemble too. Gluck drew on a huge amount of research for the book – so much so that it includes almost 100 additional pages of notes, as well as appendix sections and a very detailed index. Book

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✨✧ GoblinSuspiria (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1977. Used ... $12.99
One of the wildest 70s soundtracks by the Italian horror genius group Goblin – filled with a lot of weird distorted electronics, strangely recorded percussion, and oddly-tuned guitar parts and basslines! The overall feel still has the band's electric slightly funky sound firmly in place, but the presence of strange techniques makes the soundtrack one of their most interesting records – a really compelling chapter that also links their groundbreaking style to later genius from an 80s generation of composers! Claudio Simonetti plays lots of cool keyboards – from organ to moog to mellotron, mini moog, and more – and titles include "Suspiria", "Sighs", "Witch", "Black Forest", "Blind Concert", and "Death Valzer". Plus, this CD features 5 bonus tracks that were not issued at the time of the original release, for a total of 12 cuts that includes "Suspiria", "Witch", "Black Forest/Blind Concert", "Death Valzer", "Markos", and "Opening To The Sighs". CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual ... CD
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions – but there's also lots of heavy funk at the bottom – with basslines that drive most numbers along boldly, really raw percussion played with a nice sense of spontaneity, and these super-tight keyboards and guitars that you might find in American funk! The mix of modes is very much in the best spirit of contemporary groups like Chakachas or Lafayette Afro Rock Band – and titles include "Caballo Negro", "Lupita", "Baila Chibiquiban", "Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!", "One Note Samba", "Cuba Libre", and "El Condor Pasa". CD
Also available Ritual (with download) ... LP 23.99

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (with download) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions – but there's also lots of heavy funk at the bottom – with basslines that drive most numbers along boldly, really raw percussion played with a nice sense of spontaneity, and these super-tight keyboards and guitars that you might find in American funk! The mix of modes is very much in the best spirit of contemporary groups like Chakachas or Lafayette Afro Rock Band – and titles include "Caballo Negro", "Lupita", "Baila Chibiquiban", "Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!", "One Note Samba", "Cuba Libre", and "El Condor Pasa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)
Also available Ritual ... CD 10.99

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Leo GoodenLeo Sings With Strings ... LP
LG, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
Very obscure record made by the enigmatic Leo Gooden, a politician and night club owner from East St. Louis who made a few records on his own tiny LG label. Gooden's an interesting guy – probably more interesting than he is musically capable – and we're always amazed at the people he gets to record with him (but he also seems to be some sort of mobster/sharpie, and there's probably more to the sessions than meet the eye.) This record's got Oliver Nelson leading the group and handling all the arrangements, and the band includes Phil Bodner, Jerome Richardson, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tone is kind of Billie Holiday-ish, and tracks include "Midnight Sun", "Would You", "Moon River", "It's Magic", and "Mood Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a name in pen.)

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Green BirdsDiapason (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A late psychedelic era Italian sound library gem – and rare one, too! Essentially the work of a trio of composers – Romano Rizzati, Renato Sperduti and Franco Bonfanti – it's got a consistent, small combo feel that's reminiscent not only of seedier Italian soundtracks, but also the fuzzy, synth-steeped, heavily rhythmic vibe of nascent prog and other leftfield instrumental styles of the time. It's diverse, but feels whole, which is really something special for the genre – it makes a lot of sense that it's credited to a band! As much as we love the wilder strains of jazz, funk and psych-steeped library records from the mid 60s-late 70s – and this is certainly among them – many suffer from a bit of hodgepodge vibe. This one is consistently incredible! Includes "Tam Tam Shake", "Rock No 1", "Rally", "Ambiente Elegante", "Underground", "Grottesco Ritmico", "Cantabile No 1", "Fischio Barocco", "Visioni" and "Suggestioni". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing. Limited edition!)

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John Gregory OrchestraSix Million Dollar TV Themes ... CD
Spectrum/Universal (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $19.99
A flurry of great soundtrack thrillers – not presented here in their original versions, but in different recordings done by Brit Easy maestro John Gregory! The CD brings together titles from a number of different Gregory albums on London from the mid 70s – nearly all of which mix electric funky rhythms with tight big band backing – in a style that suits the spirit of the originals nicely, but which also often brings in some even groovier sounds to the mix! Tunes themselves are a nice mix of familiar and lesser-known crime and copy show themes – a total of 28 numbers that include "Columbo", "Kojak", "The Sweeney", "Johnny Staccato", "Banacek", "McCloud", "I Spy", "Six Million Dollar Man", "Hawaii 5-0", "SWAT", "M Squad", "Griff", "Mannix", and "McMillan & Wife". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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