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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
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 IncFunk Inc/Chicken Lickin' (UK pressing) ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971/1972. Used ... $9.99
The first 2 albums by Funk Inc – brought together in a massive fest of funky organ/guitar jazz jams! First up is the legendary Funk Inc album from 1971 – a killer instrumental set of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by Prestige jazz funk giants like Rusty Bryant, Charles Earland, or Ivan Boogaloo Jones – but it's almost even tighter than their work, because the Funk Inc combo as a tightly woven group of players who'd been together for a number of years. The record's filled with monster cuts that you'll recognize immediately, like the group's famous "Kool is Back", which has a monster sample on the intro, and hard heavy Kool & The Gang grooves throughout. Other tracks include "Sister Janie", "The Whipper", and "Bowlegs". Next up is Chicken Lickin – 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". CD

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FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cosmic Slop (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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FunkadelicCosmic Slop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl reissue – super-heavy!)
Also available Cosmic Slop ... CD 8.99

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France GallLes Sucettes ... CD
Philips (France), Mid 60s. Used ... $13.99
A totally excellent album from France Gall! The record's one of her earliest full LPs – but France's groovy 60s pop style is already firmly in place, and the songs are all pretty darn great. Alain Gouraguer handled all the arrangements – and the tracks are filled with loads of swinging instrumentation, from electric harpsichord, to jangly guitars, to brassy big band finishes. Over the top, France's lovely voice rings out loud and true – and the CD's a delight from start to finish. Titles include "Tu N'As Pas Le Droit", "Il Niege", "J'ai Retrouve Mon Chen", "Bonsoir John John", "L'Echo", "Quand On Est Ensemble", and Serge Gainsbourg's "Les Sucettes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gangsters (aka Chicago Gangsters)Life Is Not Easy Without You ... LP
Heat, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The third album by the Chicago Gangsters – recorded after they began working out of their native Ohio, and not the Chicago studio scene, hence the dropping of "Chicago" from their name! The record has the band moving into a smooth funky modern soul style – with some good harmony vocals, and lots of very nice production with a slinky sexy style. The record includes the band's great "Wop That Wandy", a nice track with a cool funk groove that mixes 2 guys shooting the breeze, with sweet soulful vocals by a female singer on the chorus. Other nice cuts include "Smoke", "Chuga Chuga", and "Sunshine Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Michael Garrick with Joe Harriott & Shake KeanePoetry & Jazz In Concert – Record 2 ... LP
Argo (UK), 1964. Very Good ... $49.99
A fantastic album of British jazz! The core of the record is two poetry recitations – one by Jeremy Robson and one by Laurie Lee – but in two separate instances, the Michael Garrick trio plays some fantastic hard bop material with guest appearances by Shake Keane and Joe Harriott! The instrumental passages are quite long, and although they don't make up the whole album, they feature some of the best recorded work by Keane, Harriott, and Garrick, whose still in a strong jazz vein here. The poetry stuff isn't that bad, either – and at a few points, the band adds some instrumental accompaniment, although most of the reading is purely vocal. Instrumental titles are "Vishnu" and "She's Like a Shadow". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hal Gaylor/Walter Norris/Billy BeanTrio ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $28.99
A very strange and obscure session recorded for Riverside in 1961 – and featuring the talents of Walter Norris on piano, Hal Gaylor on bass, and Billy Bean on guitar. The interplay between the members is fantastic – and the band falls in a tradition that reaches from the early Red Norvo groups to some of the ensembles that Jimmy Giuffre or Jim Hall worked with. The lead-off cut, "Grooveyard", is a great one – filled with power an intensity that you wouldn't guess from a group like this – and the album has lots of other nice moments like "D&D", "Scramble", "Out Front", and "Che Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Masha GessenWords Will Break Cement – The Passion Of Pussy Riot (paperback) ... Book
Riverhead Books, 2014. New Copy ... $4.99 16.00
You've heard plenty about Pussy Riot in the press – the powerful female punk group who've helped break down countless barriers in contemporary Russia, and helped keep Vladimir Putin on edge – but here's the full story behind this amazing cultural juggernaut, served up by a Russian-American writer who's written for Vanity Fair and the New York Times! The book is way more than just a quickie cash-in book on a famous band – and the author goes back to look at the lives of the girls in the group, and offer personal elements that led to their work together – as well as the larger social context in which its vibrancy is so important. 308 pages, softcover. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Renee GeyerReally Really Love You ... LP
RCA (Australia), 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Rare funky live album by one of Australia's greatest soul acts ever! Renee Geyer's in great form, and her band is nice and tight in this slammin' live set that includes a few exclusive cuts, and a few tasty remakes of tracks that were on earlier albums. Includes the funky version of "Really Really Love You" that was on the Headin' in the Right Direction compilation, plus other goodies like "Hard Head" and "Shakey Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Mushroom.)

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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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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1971) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare British recording from Gilberto Gil – sung completely in English, and recorded while living in London, in political exile along with Caetano Veloso! The album's somewhat similar to Veloso's famous London album from 1971 – certainly in structure, as the backings are relatively stripped-down, and mostly feature acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion, alongside Gil's English lyrics. But the record's somewhat different too – in that it's got a brighter, more redemptive feel – almost an indication that Gilberto's time abroad hadn't been such a terrible thing – especially given that the record is a new creative departure in his music! The English lyrics are really a treat – and are sometimes sung as a broken strand of familiar words, trying to work themselves together into a fragile tapestry of emotion – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not – but always beautiful, and always filled with the emotion of his experiences in exile! Titles include "Volkswagen Blues", "The Three Mushrooms", "Babylon", "Nega (Photograph Blues)", and "Mamma". 3 bonus cuts: "Can't Find My Way Home", "Up From The Skies", and a great version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". CD

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, with obi. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Atmosphere ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $43.99
Great Dizzy big band LP from the late 50's, with a stellar lineup that includes a young Lee Morgan on trumpet, Billy Mitchell on tenor, and the underrecorded Billy Root on baritone. The band swings hard, and the playing's great both in the ensemble moments and in the solos. Tracks include "DDT", "Whisper Not", and the very long "Dishwater", a nice uptempo workout, Dizzy style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a bit of splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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Glinka/Mussorgsky/BorodinRomantic Russia – Solti/London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus ... LP
Decca, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(UK stereo pressing – SXL 6263. Decca logo black letters in silver box – atop FFSS stereo band. Seems to be a later pressing – maybe 70s?)

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GoblinGoblin – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
A heady serving of work from Goblin – that once-progressive band that turned out some crucial soundtrack music for the Italian scene of the 70s and 80s! The first CD in the set highlight's the group's frequent association with director Dario Argento – a partnership that began in the mid 70s, when they turned their rockish keyboards towards Argento's horror films – in movies that include Profondo Rosso and Phenomena – two landmark films that forever changed the scoring of supernatural movies! CD2 continues with sounds from Goblin's great run – with a wider scope that includes music from Buio Omega, Wampyr, Contamination, Notturno, Squadra Antigangster, and Paler La Via Della Droga – as well as their studio projects Cherry and Roller Five. The package features notes in both English and Italian – plus a whopping 37 tracks, and a running time of almost 150 minutes in length. CD

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.Ritual ... CD
Omega/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Paul GonsalvesGettin' Together ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $7.99
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes two of Babs Gonzales' great compositions: "Low Gravy" and "Gettin' Together". CD

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✨✧ GothamPass the Butter ... LP
Natural Resources, 1972. Very Good+ ... $12.99
The one and only album cut by this obscure funk group that featured Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis after he left the James Brown band! The sound's kind of rock/funk, with bad vocals on some cuts, but the better numbers have Pee Wee doing a bit of solo work, and a tightly compressed funk groove that still holds up. Titles include "Sittin' On A Mountain", "Use It Or Lose It", "Gettin' High", and "Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot, some light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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Dusko GoykovichLatin Haze ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The mighty Dusko Goykovich lives again – in a record that may well be one of the best we've heard in many years from the legendary trumpeter! Make no mistake, we love Dusko in all of his many settings – but there's a special sort of magic here that takes us back to the style and charm we loved in Goykovich's first great recordings of the 60s – especially some of his performances with the legendary Clarke Boland Big Band! As with those sides, this one features a larger ensemble – with Big Band RTS – with Goykovich providing most of the solos, and also the full set of songs and arrangements for the record too – which means that the larger ensemble plays in a manner that's very much in keeping with Dusko's legacy. There's a number of Latin currents in the rhythms – which again echo some of Dusko's MPS material – and titles include "Latin Haze", "Sambalero", "In The Sign Of Libra", "Inga", "Quo Vadis Samba", and "Danca Comigo". CD
 
 
 



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