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Natalie ColeThankful/I Love You So/Don't Look Back ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
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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Equipe 84Io Ho In Mente Te ... LP
Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ and superfuzz guitar to really give things a psychedelic undercurrent, even when the songs are pretty straightforward and tuneful overall! As before, the album features the group covering some Anglo hits in Italian, but really making them unique in the way they handle the material – on versions of "You Were On My Mind", "Bang Bang", "I Need Somebody Groovy", and "Funny How Love Can Be". Also features some great originals, too – including "Auschwitz", "Floating", and "Da Domani". LP, Vinyl record album

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Music EnsembleMusic Ensemble ... CD
Roaratorio, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
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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VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (with bonus download) ... CD
Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 24.99
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to underground rock – all performed here by artists who really seem to reflect Russell's best examples in each mode! The mix works well as the styles step on from one to another – and titles include "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" by Jose Gonzalez, "Tell You" by Robyn, "Go Bang" by Hot Chip, "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens, "Lucky Cloud" by Sam Amidon, "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" by Phoshphorescent, "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning" by Blood Orange, "Just A Blip" by Richard Reed Parry, "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face" by Glen Hansard, "Close My Eyes" by Redding Hunter, and lots lots more! CD
(Includes bonus download too!)
Also available Master Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (with download) ... LP 23.99

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VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (with download) ... LP
Yep Roc, 2014. New Copy 3LP ... $23.99 28.98
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to underground rock – all performed here by artists who really seem to reflect Russell's best examples in each mode! The mix works well as the styles step on from one to another – and titles include "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" by Jose Gonzalez, "Tell You" by Robyn, "Go Bang" by Hot Chip, "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens, "Lucky Cloud" by Sam Amidon, "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" by Phoshphorescent, "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning" by Blood Orange, "Just A Blip" by Richard Reed Parry, "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face" by Glen Hansard, "Close My Eyes" by Redding Hunter, and lots lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for album download.)
Also available Master Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell (with bonus download) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousSound Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Modern Soul Dancers ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrIf I Ruled The World ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A set of Broadway tunes – but with a difference – and that difference is the mighty Sammy Davis Jr! Sure, many folks could sing songs from the great white way, but Sammy D always had a way of taking music from shows, and focusing it with a more swinging sort of energy – the kind of approach that few others could ever hope to match – and which hinged entirely on the unique energy that Sammy brought to a vocal performance! Arrangements are often nice and upbeat – handled by Marty Paich, Warren Barker, and Mort Stevens – and produced with that good lean Reprise feel by Sonny Burke. Titles include "Guys & Dolls", "Another Spring", "Yes I Can", "If I Ruled The World", "Flash Bang Wallop", and "Night Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner.)
 
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Tony AllenFilm Of Life (180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen to leap off in even more expressive styles – still grounded in rhythms that run back to his roots – but filled with creative instrumentation from an array of guests, and some spacey, electric touches that recall the fire in Tony's music when he first sprang back on the scene about a decade ago! Allen adds a few pointed lyrics at points – furthering the "life" presented in the title and great cover image – and titles include "Go Back", "Ire Omo", "Ewa", "Afro Kungfu Beat", "Moving On", "Boat Journey", and "African Man". Includes bonus tracks too –"Insider", "Mojo", and "Na Bangui". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Film Of Life ... CD 16.99

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BakerlooBakerloo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A bluesy British combo from the end of the 60s – but one with some farther-reaching touches, too – as befits their placement on the Harvest Records roster of the time! The core sound of the group comes from the guitar skills of Dave Clempson, who also does most of the vocals as well – and although Dave's clearly got the chops to take on the best American roots players, he also steps out with some fiercer moments too – mixing things up in a style that's not unlike the James Gang at their best, with some slight jazzy inflections at all the right points. The group's just a trio, but Clempson also plays harmonica, piano, and even harpsichord on one cool instrumental – and titles include "Gang Bang", "Last Blues", "Big Bear Folly", "Bring It On Home", and "Drivin Backwards". CD features bonus tracks – "Georgia", "Once Upon A Time", "Train", and alternate takes of "This Worried Feeling" and "Son Of Moonshine". CD

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Billy BangOutline No 12 ... LP
OAO/Celluloid, 1983. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Bang proves once again that he's one of the few jazz players who can make the violin work without being too flowery or too overindulgent – in a manner that almost makes you forget the instrument he's using, because you're so caught up in the waves of sound! The group features some prime NYC loft jazz players – including Frank Lowe, Wilbur Morris, Charles Tyler, David Murray, and Sunny Murray – and titles include "Conception", "Seeing Together", and "Outline No 12". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bang A Can & Don ByronBallad For Many ... CD
Cantaloupe, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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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

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new grooves, cut by a funk band of non-African origin. Whatever the case, though, the record kicks butt, and is a very tight batch of funky instrumentals that have a classic sound that hints at Fela, Manu Dibango, and other Afro Funk artists of the 70's. There's lots of choppy guitar grooves, heavy percussion, and raw blaring sax solos. Very nice stuff, and every bit as great as the other stuff on Desco! Cuts include a cover of Fela's "Upside Down", James Brown's "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", and the originals "Super Afro-Beat", "Daktari Walk", "Voodoo Soul Stew", and "Quiet Man Is A Dead Man". CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)

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Manu DibangoAfrovision (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
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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Nicky LarsMusica Negra ... LP
Dooinit (France), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $28.99
A set that draws heavily from older African traditions, but which serves up its results with a crisp, contemporary vibe – this really nice approach that has midtempo and mellow rhythms tripping along while bits of organ, keyboards, saxes, and vocals carve out simple little melodies over the top! The style's a bit like condensed, filtered version of 70s Afro Funk – mostly handled by Nicky Lars, but with contributions from a range of guest stars on about half the record too. Titles include "Afreaka", "Ghana Express", "Bango Rap", "Dance To The High Life", "Salt Water Swimming Pool", "Musique Noire", and "Voodoo Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Love SocietyBang On Your Own Drum/Candle Waxing ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo pressing. Label has a small sticker.)

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Masters Of Funk featirng 9 Double MGo Bang (Can't/Won't/Don't Stop) (flex, tee's nine mix, tee's loop mix, radio edit) ... 12-inch
Freeze, 1992. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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New EditionCandy Girl ... LP
Streetwise/Get On Down, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
A poppy record, but a great one too – and a surprisingly enduring pleasure from the Streetwise scene of the 80s! This is the album that started it all – the wave of younger groups that would come into play in 80s soul strongly by the latter half of the decade – New Edition with its now-classic lineup that includes a young Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and the Bell, Biv, Devoe trio! The album's really the brainchild of producer Maurice Starr, who's also working here with a fair bit of help from Michael Jonzun and a bit of guidance from Arthur Baker – all of whom serve up tunes that are sweet and catchy, and which are almost an 80s update of the sound of the Jackson 5 or Five Stairsteps from a decade before – given a hipper, more streetsoul undercurrent. Titles include "She Gives Me A Bang", "Pass The Beat", "Ooh Baby", "Popcorn Love", "Candy Girl", "Should Never Have Told Me", and "Gimme Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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PowderKa-Pow! – An Explosive Collection 1967/1968 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $15.99
Ka-Pow is right – as this collection explodes with a bang, right from the start – a flurry of wonderful west coast sounds from this overlooked Bay Area combo of the 60s! Powder have a vibe that's much more mod 60s London than anything else we can think of in Cali at the time – and these tunes have a short, sharp punch that rivals some of the best early sides by The Who or The Creation – with a similar blend of tunefulness and sharper edges! There's some sinister undercurrents to the music we really love – darker ideas hiding behind the vocals and guitar – and the quality of this material is really stunning, and makes us wonder why Powder never got wider exposure at the time – as they might have blown away a whole generation of hippies in the process. The CD features 26 tracks in all – 16 by Powder, and others by related acts Ray Columbus & The Art Collection. Titles include "Ruby Red Lips", "Grimbly Leitch", "What The People Said", "Gladly", "Turn Another Page", "Kick Me", "Snap Crackle & Pop", "Millicent", "I Go To School", "Rodeo", "Hate To See Her Go", and "Let's Look At The Moon". CD features four tracks issued here for the first time ever! CD

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Sun RaComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Reflections In Blue/Hours After/Mayan Temples/Tribute To Stuff Smith) (4CD box set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $55.99
A great run of 80s work from Sun Ra – and some of his best-known records from the time! First up is Reflections In Blue – a later classic from Sun Ra – a record that bears one of his most beautiful cover shots ever! The record's got a wonderfully tight feel – a sound that's often not as out as Saturn sides, and which shows Ra's ability to lead a larger ensemble with a very complex sound – drawing on Ellingtonish roots, but inflecting them with his own space-tuned sensibilities! Players include Tyrone Hill on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and clarinet, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and clarinet, and James Jacson on bassoon and african drums – and Ra himself plays synth as well as piano. Titles include "Yesterdays", "Say It Isn't So", and the originals "State Street Chicago" and "Reflections In Blue". Hours After is a strange little late record from Sun Ra – late night, soulful and bluesy, with a sound that's in keeping with the traditionalism of the late Arkestra! The group's an all-star one – Pat Patrick, Danny Thompson, Marshall Allen, and John Gilmore – and Ra sings a bit on the session. Side B of the session steps out a bit more from the first side – which is the more traditional one – and Ra plays a bit of synthesizer, in a 70s avant kind of mode. Titles include "Dance Of The Extra Terrestrians", "Love On A Far Away Planet", "Hours After", and "Beautiful Love". Mayan Temples is a studio set recorded in Italy in 1990, and one that draws strongly from the tightening of tradition the Arkestra experienced in the 80s – working at a time of some of their greatest acceptance by jazz audiences worldwide, and able to express themselves fully in a range of different modes! The sense of tone and timing here is beautiful – almost Ellington-like at points, but still with a decidedly Sun Ra-like quality – and players on the date include Michael Ray and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor, Noel Scott and Marshall Allen on alto sax, and Tyrone Hill on trombone – and June Tyson also sings just a bit on the set. Ra plays both piano and synth, and titles include "Alone Together", "Discipline 1", "Sunset On The River Nile", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Theme On The Stargazers", and "Opus In Springtime". A double-length set too – nearly 80 minutes of music! Last up is A Tribute To Stuff Smith – an unusual session that features Billy Bang on violin, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and Sun Ra on piano – all in tribute to legendary violinist Stuff Smith. CD

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Andre Marie TalaBend Skin Beats ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $12.99
Skin-bending beats from Andre Marie Tala – a musician whose work has rocked the scene in Cameroon for over 30 years! Tala first got his start with Manu Dibango, who produced some of the first recordings in this collection – and while you can definitely hear a linage that starts with Dibango's skittish grooves, Andre also really takes off in his own directions too – warming things up as the years go on – and using his great vocals and guitar lines in these compellingly snakey sort of ways – lots of repetition that really draws us into the tunes, even past the boundaries of language. Titles include "Odoya", "Othia", "Ye Nomtema", "Koki", "Bend Skin", "Piego Hela", "Che Mutok", "Soul Tchamassi", and "Me Te Ne Mse". CD

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VariousBig Bang Presents The Italo Funk Experience – Synth Funk, Italo Exploitation & Espresso Jazz From Italy 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool collection that's got way more to offer than you might guess from the Italo in the title – as the set's filled with obscure funk, jazz, and sound library gems from the 70s! Usually, we associate Italo with Italo Disco – that 80s version of club music that broke big around the world in many scenes. But the tracks here are sort of the "roots" of that version of Italo – the funky experiments of a generation before – which were often inspired by American jazz and soul of the time, but took things into a whole new dimension – thanks to the wide range of creative instrumentalists and unusual studios in Italy during the 70s! A few names are familiar here, and others are composers you might know from soundtracks – but together, the vibe is something else entirely – and something entirely great, thanks to wicked work from Big Bang/Arision Records, who put together the whole thing. Titles include "Aflogelia" by Narassa, "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani, "L'Eroe Di Plastica" by Tony Esposito, "Ore 24" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Pearls" by Piero Piccioni, "Five, Four, & Three" by Lee Konitz, "Lavoro Veloce" by Farlocco, "Louisville" by Made In USA, "Depressione" by Jazz Video, "Tip Cat" by Santucci Scoppa, and "Greenleaf Street" by Max Rocci & His Friends. CD

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✨✧ VariousSunday Sunshine – The World Of SNB Records ... CD
SNB/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Around April 20, 2015 (delayed)
An obscure soundtrack composed and arranged by Manu Dibango – and one of his most interesting albums! The sound's a lot rootsier than some of his other work from the time, especially his work from the post-1975 era, when things were sounding a bit too slick. The instrumentation here is very spare – with African percussion, some marimba, a little guitar, and the requisite funky sax from Manu. Tracks are long and complicated, and there's some nice slow funk moments on the album. Titles include "Ceddo", "Marabout", "La Boisson", and "Les Cavaliers". CD

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Les McCannBucket O' Grease ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Around May 20, 2015
A killer little set from Les McCann – one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work – a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms – which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing-a-ling mode – clearly McCann's nod to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time! The backings here are a bit fuller than usual for Les too – and his trio with Leroy Vinnegar is augmented with lots of added percussion, plus vibes from Lynn Blessing, sax and flute from Plas Johnson, and trumpet from Lee Katzman. The whole thing's wonderful – a non-stop party that rivals similar boogaloo jazz sets of the time – and titles include "Fakeout", "Boo Go Loo", "Hey Leroy", "Bang Bang", "La Brea", and "Music To Watch Girls By". CD

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Les McCannBucket O' Grease ... LP
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A killer little set from Les McCann – one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work – a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms – which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing-a-ling mode – clearly McCann's nod to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time! The backings here are a bit fuller than usual for Les too – and his trio with Leroy Vinnegar is augmented with lots of added percussion, plus vibes from Lynn Blessing, sax and flute from Plas Johnson, and trumpet from Lee Katzman. The whole thing's wonderful – a non-stop party that rivals similar boogaloo jazz sets of the time – and titles include "Fakeout", "Boo Go Loo", "Hey Leroy", "Bang Bang", "La Brea", and "Music To Watch Girls By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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✨✧ AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. Used ... 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". CD
(Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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