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Bang On A CanLive Vol 1 ... CD
Composers Recordings, 1992. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Nick Didkowvsky/Bunita Marcus/Mary Wright/OrlandoBang On A Can Vol 3 – Live – I Kick My Hand/Adam & Eve/Lizard Belly Moon/Colores Ultraviolandos/Carcass/Lung Ta ... CD
CRI, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Iva Bittova & Bang On A CanElida ... CD
Cantaloupe, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousStudio One Ska ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many future generations of Jamaican music running through these titles, 17 jaunty ska numbers laced with jazz inflected solos laid down by Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo and the Skatalites, or harmonized vocals courtesy the Ethiopians, Maytals and others. As you've come to expect, this is an ace package with excellent notes and archival photos, loaded down with classic performances and hard to get nuggets, too! With Jackie Mittoo's "El Bang Bang", Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole "Arte Bella", The Wailers "Put It On", The Skatalites "Addis Ababa" and "Exodus", Joe Higgs "I'm The Song My Enemies Sing", Delroy Wilson "I Want Justice", Tommy McCook "Sampson" and "Freedom Sounds", The Maytals "Marching On", Don Drummond "Don Cosmic", Andy & Joey "You're Wondering Now" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDisco 2 – A Further Fine Selection Of Independent Disco, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1976 to 1980 – Part 1 (with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Not disco hits or the overplayed classics you may know from too many weddings – but a wonderfully deep selection of underground cuts that shows that there's still plenty of rare gems to discover from the 70s club scene! The set's put together by the man who wrote the book on rare disco mixes (literally!) – and he's got a great ear for the kinds of cuts that still sound incredibly fresh all these many years later – work that may well have been so ahead of its time, it's taken the passage of decades to finally give it its due! Most of these tracks strip down to the best elements of underground disco – the kinds of basslines, rhythm parts, and funky instrumentation that still leaves us breathless over the years – and as usual, Soul Jazz have done a bang-up job with the whole package too. Titles on this part 1 of the vinyl version include "Pay The Price" by Stevo, "Groove On Down" by Dunn Pearson Jr, "Micro Wave Boogie" by Skip Jackson & The Natural Experience, "Come Inside" by Shades Of Love, "Rock A Freak" by Needa, "Disco Strut" by Creme De Coco", and "What Can I Do To Make You Dance" by Anita Maldondo. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Natalie ColeThankful/I Love You So/Don't Look Back ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Classic early work from Natalie Cole – packaged here in a sweet 2CD set! First up is the album Thankful – the third record in a tremendous early creative and commerical winning streak for Natalie! Thankful has her sweet, soulful voice out from of prodcution by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy of the Independents, and they give her a nice jazzy sound that made the record one of her best of the 70s. Richard Evans and Gene Barge arranged, which probably had something to do with that, too – but Natalie truly deserves most of the credit of the strength of this set. It includes the standout groovers "La Costa" and"Annie Mae", but the whole record is really sweet – with "Lovers", "Our Love", "Be Thankful", "Just Can't Stay Away" and "Keeping A Light". I Love You So is a Capitol killer from Natalie Cole – a really great record from the time when she really seemed to be starting out her career with a bang! As with other gems on Capitol, the record features some great production work from Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson, getting a bit of help here from Gene Barge too – all wrapped up with a strong, sophisticated sound that shows plenty of Chi-soul touches in the music – a great approach for Natalie's maturing vocals. The sound is wonderfully balanced, and really stays away from easy hit modes – leaving the lady in a space that's all her own, on tracks that include "The Winner", "I Love You So", "Oh Daddy", "Sorry", "Stand By", and "Who Will Carry On". Don't Look Back is an overlooked gem from Natalie Cole – a set that still has her working strongly with songwriter Marvin Yancy, who really helped her find her sound and style during the early years of her career! Natalie actually helped with writing a fair bit on the record herself – sometimes with Yancy, sometimes alone – and the result is a surprisingly personal batch of tunes that really show a deepening of spirit in the singer, especially in the mellower moments. Gene Barge handles the arrangements – still bringing a bit of Chicago soul roots to the record – that mix of deep and sophisticated modes that always brought out the best in Natalie. Titles include "Don't Look Back", "I'm Getting In To You", "Paradise", "Hold ON", "Danger UP A head", and "Someone That I Used To Love". CD

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✨✧ CreationOur Music Is Red With Purple Flashes ... CD
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans – but this overstuffed 24 track set shows the full picture of the group's genius – on titles that include "Making Time", "Painter Man", "Biff Bang Pow", "Nightmares", "If I Stay Too Long", "I Am The Walker", "Can I Join Your Band"," How Does It Feel To Feel", "The Girls Are Naked", "Uncle Bert", "Try & Stop Me", and "Through My Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Music EnsembleMusic Ensemble ... CD
Roaratorio, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant portrait of the mid 70s NYC improvisation scene by the Music Ensemble – a collective featuring Billy Bang on violin, William Parker on bass, Roger Baird on drums, percussion and flute, Malik Baraka on trumpet and Daniel Carter tenor, alto, flute and percussion! The pieces generally start with a roomy, measured dynamic and grow in intensity, never really getting too intense, and showcasing the intuitive interplay with the players. As Chicago residents, we can really feel the genesis of the later sounds of this city's improv scene, but the style casts a pretty wide net of influence. Baird's archival tapes supplied the material for this CD, and the tracks includes 2 long pieces – the 31+ minute "Stance Dance (Courage)" recorded in April of 1974 at Kingsborough College in Brooklyn with bass by Herb Kahn, and the 18+ minute "Arithmetical Mystic" from a February 1975 date at NYC's Holy Name School Auditorium. The other pieces, "Echoes Wind Transpire" and "Radiatory Fineness", a from the February '75 date. CD

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

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✨✧ VariousSound Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Modern Soul Dancers ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the genius compilers at Grapevine Records – an assortment of southern and modern soul tunes that all move along at a fairly nice little clip – dancefloor oriented, but not in a disco or club sort of approach. The groove here is really wonderful – honest, heartfelt, and warm – a nice change from the more upbeat approach of Northern Soul compilations, and done with a richness that features loads of great bits from the Chicago scene on down to the deepest south. At 24 tracks in all, the collection's really overflowing with great music – a heck of a bang for your buck, with a huge amount of tracks we've never seen elsewhere! Titles include "Alone Again" by Ernest Baker, "It's You" by Sex, "You Don't Know" by Bettye Jean Plummer, "Good Old Days" by The Jones Brothers, "Yesterday Today & Tomorrow" by Johnny Moore, "Leaving (radio edit)" by Bobby Cutchins, "Long Hard Road" by Bobby Wayne, "Love Stormy Weather" by Melvin Brown & James Matthews, "Man Can't Be A Man" by Bill Coday, "Love Bandit" by Patti & The Lovelites, "I'll Let You Slide" by The Saints, "I Kept On Smilin" by Cal Brandon, and "Nice & Slow" by Norma & The Heartaches. CD
 
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Ray BarrettoSenor 007 ... LP
United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during the period too. But despite that simple gimmick, it's a great little set – with a quality level that goes way beyond Bond soundtracks, or the usual from Barretto at the time! The tracks are all hard and groovy, with an excellent jazz feel – and some killer arranging from Ray that's right up there with the work he did for his legendary Charanga Moderna album! You may recognize the song titles – but their versions here are superb, and the album's filled with many many wonderful moments that step out with mad rhythms and great jazzy touches. Titles include "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "OO7", "Search For Vulcan", "Thunderball", and "Goldfinger". Nice "spy" shot of Ray on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Chambers BrothersLove Peace & Happiness ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A 2LP set of work by The Chambers Brothers – one studio disc, and one live one, recorded at the height of their fame before a very lively audience! Disc one features Love Peace & Happiness – a set that features a number of original tracks, played with a harder soul feel than some of their other records at the time. Includes the extended "Love Peace & Happiness" suite, plus the funky "If You Want Me To", and "Have A Little Faith", "Wake Up", and "Let's Do It". Disc two features a live set at the Fillmore East – with Chambers-y versions of tunes like "People Get Ready", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Bang Bang", and "You're So Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
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CokeCoke ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the sound of the NuYorican generation and the heavier hitters of LA's Chicano funk scene! Instrumentation includes organ, guitar, and trumpets – and vocals are delivered in a brown eyed soul style that burns nicely with the heavier grooves of the group. But best of all is the drummer, who really kicks it large on the kit – and creates some really nice funky numbers on the set! Includes the break classic "Na Na", plus the tunes "Got To Touch Your Face", "Te Amo Mas", "Quiero Decirte", "Bang Bang", "Bun Bun Bun", "You Turn Me On", and "Que Seria De Mi". A really great album – with a totally unique sound! CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)
Also available Coke ... LP 9.99

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CokeCoke ... LP
Sound Triangle, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the sound of the NuYorican generation and the heavier hitters of LA's Chicano funk scene! Instrumentation includes organ, guitar, and trumpets – and vocals are delivered in a brown eyed soul style that burns nicely with the heavier grooves of the group. But best of all is the drummer, who really kicks it large on the kit – and creates some really nice funky numbers on the set! Includes the break classic "Na Na", plus the tunes "Got To Touch Your Face", "Te Amo Mas", "Quiero Decirte", "Bang Bang", "Bun Bun Bun", "You Turn Me On", and "Que Seria De Mi". A really great album – with a totally unique sound! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coke ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrovision (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Fiesta/Creole Stream (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – and some especially nice guitar that both riffs along with the rhythms, then takes off on solo moments that often have some cool processing that makes the sound nice and flangey! The production is a bit tighter than before, but that only seems to sharpen up all the elements even more – making for a massive groove that rolls all the way through cuts that include "Big Blow", "Baobab Sun 7", "Afrovision", "Aloko Party", and "Dakar Streets". CD

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Manu DibangoSun Explosion ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
A record that really shows the continuing evolution of the sound of Manu Dibango – the artist's relentless drive to move forward and keep coming up with new ways to groove! The style here is quite different than the short, stark vibe of Manu's earlier work – as the tracks are all long, and build over time – layering in a range of soulful elements alongside Dibango's trademark saxophone solos – which themselves get plenty of room to open up. There's definitely a clubby vibe to the best cuts – not disco, but maybe a bit of boogie at the bottom – but mixed with some African and Caribbean elements too, and topped off by some sweet female soul chorus vocals. Titles include "Sun Explosion", "Motapo", "Matumba", and "Anty". CD

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Dusty Groove Whoopee Cushion20th Anniversary – Dusty Groove Whoopee Cushion ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2016. New Item ... $1.99
The most fun you can have sitting down – and a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dusty Groove too! This vintage latex cushion is sure to get a bang out of your friends and family – and is nicely portable – easy to stuff in a pocket, sneak into any setting, and blow up for classic whoopee fun! Misc
(Please note: This item cannot be shipped media mail.)

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Jayo FelonyTake A Ride ... CD
JMJ/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $9.99
The mid 90s debut of San Diego MC Jayo Felony – with gritty street centric rhymes and a flow that falls comfortably between the laidback and more manic styles of period west coast gangsta rap of the period. Take A Ride is extra notable for a prominent behind the scenes figure – the legendary Jam Master Jay – working here as a producer in a style that's far removed from the vibe he pioneered in Run-DMC's a decade + earlier! Includes "Lock Down", "The Loc Is On His Own", "I'ma Keep Bangin'", "Homicide", ":Love Boat", "Sherm Stick", "Day 1", "Can't Keep A Gee Down", "Penitentiary Bound", "They Got Me On Medication", "Funk 2 Da Head", "Take A Ride". CD

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Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences – creating grooves that were even heavier and harder than the work at the time by Fela Kuti, and which have stood for years as some of our favorite funk records! This album's one of their best – named after the title cut, their great take on Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" (done here even funkier than the original!), and featuring other great tracks, like "Voodounon", "Azeta", and "Hihache" – all of them filled with heavy bass, tight drums, and fuzzy guitar! Other cuts include "Oglenon", "MF Grayson", "Nicky" and "Right Foot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Todd TerryHouse Masters – Todd Terry (3CD set) ... CD
Defected (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $15.99 17.98
A fantastic collection of tracks from the mighty Todd Terry – a talent who really jump-started the sound of American clubs with his work in the late 80s – then went onto have a huge global impact in years to come! Todd came from deep in the underground – an artist who was schooled in house and hip hop, and used the best of both styles to bring a leaner groove to club music – a mode that was cleaner and more compact than some of the big label tracks of the period, but which also had a bit more soul and depth than early house. This great 3CD set features all the important early tracks that Todd released – including some under his other names as Royal House, Hardhouse, or Black Riot – plus key mixes from the time, and the growing range of club cuts he brought out during the 90s. 35 tracks in all – including "Weekend (club)", "Desire", "Put Your Hands Together", "Make The Beat Pound", "Can You Dig It", "Ready To Go (Tee's inhouse dub)", "Razen Theme", and "Bango To The Batmobile (club bang)" by Todd Terry – plus "Can You Party (club mix)" by Royal House, "Day In The Life (club mix)" by Black Riot, "Alright Alright (club mix)" by Masters At Work, "Missing (Todd Terry rmx)" by Everything But The Girl, "Check This Out (club)" by Hardhouse, "Pray (Tee's freeze mix)" by BME with Leroy Burgess, "I'm Gonna Get You (Tee's urban dance mix)" by Bizarre Inc, "Samba (Tee's freeze mix)" by House Of Gypsies, "Camarera" by Gypsymen, "I'll House You (club mix)" by Jungle Brothers, and lots lots more! CD

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Caterina Valente SingersCaterina Valente Singers ... CD
Teldec/Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest albums ever recorded by the lovely Caterina Valente – a really special session that features the vocalist in the company of a few other singers, all set to swinging jazz arrangements from the great Johnny Keating! The style is upbeat, groovy, and very different than some of Valente's previous pop records – almost a bridge between earlier American harmony groups with a male/female mix, and some of the more complicated modes showing up in Europe in the 60s – in work by Les Double Six and The Swingle Singers! The group seems to sing in an instrumental scatting mode, instead of using straight lyrics on most numbers – and Valente's vocals are mixed with those of Blanche Birdsong, Peter Cornehlsen, and Silvio Francesco – and Johnny Keating throwns in loads of cool instrumental elements throughout to really make things sound groovy – including some of those tightly syncopated rhythms he was using on his own records, which makes some of these cuts sound a lot more mod than you might expect. Titles include "Desafinado", "Stardust", "Midnight In Moscow", "Cheerio", "Cuando Calienta Et Sol", "Moon River", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD

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VariousBeyond Addis Vol 2 – Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves Inspired By Swinging Addis (with download) ... LP
Trikont (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $23.99
The influence of Ethiopian grooves has been strongly felt in the worlds of funk and jazz over the past decade or two – thanks to tremendous global exposure of the sound of the 70s through various reissues and the Ethiopiques compilation series – which has inspired a whole new generation of artists with their sound! That huge influence can definitely be heard here – in a wonderful collection of contemporary cuts brought together by JJ Whitefield – a funky colleague of many of the artists here, and who, like them, have really helped re-shape the sound of funk with a range of global elements. Some of these tracks are from Ethiopian artists, but many more are by American and European acts who've picked up plenty from the generation of Mulatu – and really made a great run with their styles! Titles include "Cave Of Brahma" by The Sorcerers, "Yesega Wat" by Debre Damo Dining Orchestra, "Safari Strut" by Whitefield Brothers, "Lions" by Anbessa Orchestra, "Followed Path" by Karl Hector & The Malcouns, "Stuzzicadenti" by Cosmic Analog Ensemble, "The Biz" by Transgressors, "Musicawi Silt" by The Daktaris, "Ethopino" by Jungle By Night, "The Viper" by Tezeta Band, "Zilzil" by Les Freres Smith, "Cool Runnings" by Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers, and "Anbessa" by Akala Wube with Manu Dibango. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousExotic Blues & Rhythm Vols 3 & 4 – Kanguwa/Chop Chop – Mo Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderful sounds from that amazing time in American music – a period when it seemed that there were so many records being made, new sounds were always finding a way to get onto vinyl! This collection represents an excellent criss-crossing of modes – exotic styles finding their way into soul, jazz, blues, R&B, and even a little bit of rock – thanks to plenty of weird instrumental modes used to great effect in the studio, and some nicely heavy percussion too! There's no set genre on the collection, but the music is all nicely unified in a fantasy of the exotic – which makes for some plenty playful tracks throughout. CD features the full tracks from the long-deleted 10" vinyl releases Kanguwa and Chop Chop – with titles that include "Johnny Lee" by Faye Adams, "Ubangi Rock" by Chaino, "Haunted Lover" by Carole Bennett, "Little Doe Doe" by Curtis Knight, "I Want Her Back" by Dick Jordan, "Twistin Fever" by The Marcels, "Ghost Train" by the Electro-Tones, "Man From Utopia" by Donald Woods & The Vel-Aires, "Red Lips" by Marty Hill, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Don't Go" by Vince Everett, and "Monkey See Monkey Do" by The Sherwoods. CD

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VariousJamaica Jazz 1931 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A huge vision of Jamaican music in the pre-reggae years – a wealth of jazz recordings from the 40s and 50s, including some key sides of Jamaican musicians who emigrated to London! The set features way more than just some early instrumental moments in the years before ska and rocksteady – as the package begins with bigger band sounds, moves into some calypso-influenced jazz, and then steps out in a sweet array of hardbop and sounds inspired by some of the growing changes in Jamaican rhythms. And even the London recordings seem very well-chosen – early in the careers of musicians who'd later break bigger in the UK, but who work here with more ties to the island of their roots. Titles include "Donkey City" and "Swing Lane Girl/Iron Bar" by Lord Fly, "Wheel & Tun Me" by The Jamaican Calypsonians, "Snakehips Swing" by Ken Snakehips Johnson, "Big Top Boogie" by Leslie Jiver Hutchinson, "Cherokee" and "April In Paris" by Joe Harriott, "Bang" and "Eb Pob" by Dizzy Reece, "Manhattan" and "Cumana" by Cecil Lloyd, "Deborah" and "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "Air Horn Shuffle" and "Swing For Joy" by Count Ossie & The Wareikas, "Tangerine" and "Harry Flicks" by Harold McNair, "The Answer" by Tommy McCook, and "Old Devil Moon" by Totlyn Jackson. 3CD set features 60 titles in all – and notes in French and English! CD

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! Medina's always been one of the most forward-thinking artists in the underground – and you can definitely hear that quality in this set – as Rich effortlessly steps back and forth in space and time, to create a unified sound that bristles with electricity, while still reveling in all the key acoustic elements from the 70s. Titles include "For The People" by Aquil, "Bango Fields" by Kutiman, "For Real (2011 edition Atjazz rmx)" by Atjazz, Olodumare" by Wale Oyejide, "Bushman" by Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, "Stalemate" by Fela & The Afrika 70, "Jungle Beat (Mutaba)" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes, "Soul Makossa" by Original Nairobi Afro Band, "Why Can't We Live Together (Sao Benitez BV dub)" by River Oceaon, and "Na Oil" by Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSunday Sunshine – The World Of SNB Records ... CD
SNB/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
A wonderful collection of sunshine pop tunes from the end of the 60s – groovy stuff from the CBS bankrolled SNB Records – a short lived UK subsidiary that still managed to bang out a bunch of gems in just a couple years! The tunes go from between pop psychedelia, to more more moddish numbers, full on boisterous tunes and some mellower ones. There's a nice mix of male and female lead singers, and the roster that has a pretty wide stylistic range – but share a purely endearing groove! 20 tracks in all: "Alice" by Jon Plum, "We Don't Care" by Hubert Thomas Calverde & The HT's, "Feeling High" by Mellow Candle, "Quiet Man" by Sheila Scott Wilkinson, "In A Dream" by Clive Sands, "Now Is The Time" by David Blake, "Infatuation" by Nicola Davies, "Nina" by Rory Fellows and more. CD

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VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – You Spin Me Round (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The 12" single really took off in the 80s – especially in the UK scene, where the format got lots of extra attention in the charts and record racks – and where producers used the moment to make all sorts of mini-symphonies in sound! Unlike previous 12" years, which might just see a track extended with a break or repetition, these 80s 12" singles often reworked the songs with new rhythms, added content, and other unusual elements – in ways that could often make a sometimes-snoozy pop track burst forth with a lot of new energy! This 30 track set serves up some of the best from that time – all at one very nice low price – with titles that include "I Can't Go For That (ext club mix)" by Hall & Oates, "Manic Money (ext rmx)" by The Bangles, "Doctor Doctor (long version)" by Thompson Twins, "Love Plus One (12" version)" by Haircut 100, "Come Back & Stay (12" mix)" by Paul Young, "Quiet Life (12" mix)" by Japan, "I Feel The Earth Move (club mix)" by Martika, "Never Gonna Give You Up (12" cake mix)" by Rick Astley, "I'm Not Scared (disco mix)" by Eighth Wonder, "You Spin Me Round (12" murder mix)" by Dead Or Alive, "Dinner With Gershwin (12" extended)" by Donna Summer, "My Camera Never Lies (12" mix)" by Bucks Fizz, "Safety Dance (12" version)" by Men Without Hats, and "99 Red Balloons (12" club mix)" by Nena. CD

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrovision ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy ... About October 15, 2016
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – and some especially nice guitar that both riffs along with the rhythms, then takes off on solo moments that often have some cool processing that makes the sound nice and flangey! The production is a bit tighter than before, but that only seems to sharpen up all the elements even more – making for a massive groove that rolls all the way through cuts that include "Big Blow", "Baobab Sun 7", "Afrovision", "Aloko Party", and "Dakar Streets". CD
Also available Afrovision (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ VariousBeyond Addis Vol 2 – Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves Inspired By Swinging Addis ... CD
Trikont (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... About September 15, 2016 (delayed)
The influence of Ethiopian grooves has been strongly felt in the worlds of funk and jazz over the past decade or two – thanks to tremendous global exposure of the sound of the 70s through various reissues and the Ethiopiques compilation series – which has inspired a whole new generation of artists with their sound! That huge influence can definitely be heard here – in a wonderful collection of contemporary cuts brought together by JJ Whitefield – a funky colleague of many of the artists here, and who, like them, have really helped re-shape the sound of funk with a range of global elements. Some of these tracks are from Ethiopian artists, but many more are by American and European acts who've picked up plenty from the generation of Mulatu – and really made a great run with their styles! Titles include "Cave Of Brahma" by The Sorcerers, "Yesega Wat" by Debre Damo Dining Orchestra, "Safari Strut" by Whitefield Brothers, "Lions" by Anbessa Orchestra, "Followed Path" by Karl Hector & The Malcouns, "Stuzzicadenti" by Cosmic Analog Ensemble, "The Biz" by Transgressors, "Musicawi Silt" by The Daktaris, "Ethopino" by Jungle By Night, "The Viper" by Tezeta Band, "Zilzil" by Les Freres Smith, "Cool Runnings" by Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers, and "Anbessa" by Akala Wube with Manu Dibango. CD
Also available Beyond Addis Vol 2 – Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves Inspired By Swinging Addis (with download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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