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Billion Dollar BabiesBattle Axe ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(White label promo.)

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Eddie Davis/Charlie VenturaBattle Of Saxes ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Tremendous tenor work from both parties involved – but especially from Eddie Davis, who always sounds wonderful on his early sides for King! Davis has a clear, clean tone that's totally great – and given the short space of these tunes, he really gets a lot done with a little – in a tight way that's somewhat different than his later sides for Prestige. Backing on the Davis sides includes some organ – probably by Shirley Scott – and titles include "Mean To Me", "All Of You", "Out Of Nowhere", "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", and "If I Were A Bell". Charlie Ventura's great too – a bit more modern, almost, than on some of his better-known sides – and playing with a mean, lean, boppish tone. Ventura titles include "Liza", "Give Me The Simple Life", "If I Had You", and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has some tape on the seams.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBattle Stations ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good- ... $11.99
Griff and Lock are playing head to head here – right in their classic "tuff tenors" mode, although not recorded Live at Mintons! Rhythm is by Norman Simmons, Vic Sproles, and Ben Riley – and the album's actually a bit gutsier and more freewheeling than some of their earlier sets, the ones with a bit more Monk work. Titles include "What's Happening?", "63rd Street Theme", "Pull My Coat", and "Hey Jim!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has completely split seams and comes in two pieces, with some pen on front & back.)

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Mike JohnsonLast Battle ... LP
Creative Sound, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good ... $11.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some fantastic sax playing on the album – from both the alto of Willie Smith and the tenor of Flip Phillips, both of whom are at the height of their powers in this relaxed setting, working amazingly well around the bombastic drum pounding of Krupa and Rich. Tracks are long, and titles include "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy ForrestSoul Battle ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
This is the kind of battle we like to see! Three heavy tenors – Nelson, King, and Jimmy Forrest – come head to head in a relaxed set of tunes cut in that Prestige blowing session mode, but tweaked with a bit more tightness, in the style of some of the label's emerging soul jazz sides of the 60s. Nelson's gutsy tenor will shock you if you haven't heard him in this sort of less restrained setting – and Forrest's work from this time is always a treat. Titles include "Blues For MF", "Anacruses", "Perdido", and "In Passing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp and deep groove.)

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Roc CEl Capitan (street, radio, inst)/Let's Battle (street, radio, inst)/F*ck You (street, radio) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2006. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A trio of funky, forceful cuts from Roc C – featuring great production by Oh No, DJ Romes and Bapman! There's something about the straighter hip hop tracks that occasion pop up on Stones Throw that's just such a welcome arrival – and Roc C's work is profoundly of that camp. "El Capitan" is another strong track bearing the production-stamp of Oh No. "Let's Battle" is even better, with a heavy funk turn in the the production booth by DJ Romes. "F*uck You" on the flip is the most stripped down number, built around the tightly thumping bass groove. A much heavier, moodier overall vibe than Roc C's debut single on Stones Throw – and a promising sign for the eventual full length! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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TurtlesTurtles Present The Battle of The Bands ... LP
White Whale, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A totally excellent album by The Turtles! We always loved this group in their normal mode, but this is a super-cool record that's set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures Children, Fats Mallard & The Bluegrass Fireball, The Bigg Brothers, The LA Bust '66, and many other fake combos. The big cut on here is the incredible "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea", played by the Royal Macademia Nuts, and with an incredible funky breakbeat all the way through! Another nice one is the funky cut "Buzzsaw", which has a fuzzy guitar groove that sounds a lot like "Tramp"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins/Big MaybelleJoshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
A traditional spiritual number – but one that gets a great soul workout here in two different versions! Linda Hopkins and Jackie Wilson trade lead lyrics on their version – alongside a big chorus that lifts the whole thing up to heavenly proportions, while a tight combo keeps the groove at the core! A similar combo makes the flipside groove too – and Big Maybelle really knocks it out of the park with her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ennio Morricone & Gillo PontecorvoLa Battagli Di Algeri (aka Battle Of Algiers) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... On June 1, 2015
A relatively dramatic score from Ennio Morricone– as you might guess from the military title! Some of the tunes here have a very strong military feel, but others move into surprisingly sweeter territory – that more mainstream side of Morricone's sound, but still pretty great – with full strings swelling up in lush sounds that are very compelling. There's also some subtly spooky sounds on a few of the numbers – the odd instrumental moments that Morricone could sneak in nicely on a score like this – conducted perfectly by orchestra director Bruno Nicolai. Titles include "Theme Of Ali", "Tortures", "Clandestine Marriage", "Battle Of Algiers March", "Sorrow In The Casbah", and "Algiers November 1 1954". CD

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✨✧ Albion Country BandBattle Of The Field ... LP
Antilles, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Psychedelic Skratch BastardsBattle Breaks ... LP
Dirt Style, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Battle Breaks "for DJ's only" by the Psychedelic Scratch Bastards: DJ Twirlz, Darth Fader and Zodiak Tweaker, also known as the Invisble Skratch Piklz, etc. etc. 10 beat tracks using old and new beats and 4 tracks appropriatedly called "long noises" with extended "found" samples. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing.)

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Lester YoungTrumpet Battle 1952 ... LP
Verve, 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
Before you ask, the cover doesn't feature pictures of these guys whacking each other over their heads with trumpets! Instead, it features Jazz At The Philharmonic material from 1952 – with long tracks that include "Jam Session Blues", "The Trumpet Battle", and a "Ballad Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Ben FlocksBattle Mountain ... CD
2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ MahlerSymphony No 4 – Kathleen Battle/Lorin Maazel/Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
CBS, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John MayerBattle Studies ... CD
Columbia, 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not to be confused with the Indian classical musician. CD
 
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Race CarsGrand Prix USA – Sebring, Riverside, & Watkins Glen ... LP
Riverside/Battle, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Note: record has a small chip on the edge, but plays fine. Cover has light wear and a few small bits of tape.)

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VariousMain Flow Presents The Flowfessionals – Mixed By DJ Jesaya ... CD
Wanna Battle, 2005. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Swollen MembersBalance – Instrumentals ... CD
Battle Axe, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Instrumentals from the first full length LP by Swollen Members! It features the best tracks from the earlier singles, plus some nice new material. Production from Evidence, Alchemist, Zodak, and more. Cuts by Kut Masta Kurt and DJ Science. 17 tracks include "Ground Breaking", "Strength", "Lady Venom", "Front Street", "Bless & Destroy", "Counter Parts", "Circuit Breaker", "Out Of Range", "Bottle Rocket", "Assault & Battery", "S & M On The Rocks", "Committed", "Left Field", "Horrified Nights", "Battle Axe Experiment", and "Consumption". CD

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✨✧ Swollen MembersS & M On The Rocks (voc, inst)/Committed (voc, inst)/My Advice/Left Field ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 1998. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Swollen Members are dope enough by themselves, but the guest MC's, DJ's and producers they pull in for each 12-inch push them over the edge in their series of classic 12's (and the always dope covers complete the package.) This time, they're joined by an all-star cast including Son Doobie (rhymes on "Commited"), Del (delivers some nice verses and produces "Left Field"), Evidence (production "My Advice"), Joey Chavez (production on "S&M On The Rocks"), Kutmasta Kurt (cuts on "My Advice"), and Mix Master Mike (cuts on "Left Field.") 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Swollen MembersStrength (voc, inst)/Out Of Range (voc)/Bless & Destroy (voc, inst)/Bottle Rocket (voc) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 1998. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Swollen Members featuring Divine Styler, Evidence and Everlast. With the Swollen Members style we know and love – on-beat/off-beat production, dissonant chords, and abstract lyrics. "Bless & Destroy" sounds as if it was written for a fin de siecle hip hop version of the Three Penny Opera and the other cuts wouldn't be out of place there either. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ NucleusWatch Your Step (radio, street, inst, acapella clean)/Bring It To Ya Hot (radio, street, inst, acapella clean) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man! ... LP
Battle, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged Latin jazz version that pushed the tune into a whole new audience, and which was one of the first big groovers of its type in the pre-Latin Soul years! The group here is totally great – with players that include funky flautist Mauricio Smith, baritone genius Pat Patrick, and the always-great Bobby Capers – all key players who illustrate Santamaria's genius for picking horn players. Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It", "Sauvito", "Cut That Cane", and "Bayou Roots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Battle pressing. Cover is mostly stained and a bit wavy.)
 
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Johnny AdamsI Won't Cry – The Complete Ric & Ron Singles 1959 to 1964 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
The best work ever from the great Johnny Adams – a Crescent City soul singer with a hell of a lot of power, brought into wonderfully strong focus here on these early recordings for the Ric & Ron label! Johnny recorded later in Nashville and Jackson, but he's never sounded better than on these early sides – which have a depth of feeling and timeless power that we'd rank right up there with some of the most important names during the early years of soul. The material is nicely free of overdone New Orleans styles – and instead has this care and class that really reaches out from the roots of the material, to showcase Johnny as a singer with a great deal of care and class, but one who's still able to let loose in the best deep soul modes too. Adams hardly ever got the chart coverage he should have deserved – but this 24 track set will more than support his strong legacy – with detailed notes, and a stunning array of tracks that include "Closer To You", "Teach Me To Forget", "Who You Are", "Showdown", "A Losing Battle", "Life Is Just A Struggle", "Cold Cold Heart", "Coming Around The Mountain", and "Nowhere To Go". CD

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Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraLiberation Afrobeat Volume 1 (Ninja Tune) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Amazing funk from this new Afro Beat combo! Forget that they're a bunch of young guys from New York – because the sound of this one is pure 70s Africa, with hard heavy drum work, super-tight horn riffing, spiraling keyboard lines, and some excellent guitar! You probably also know the work of the group from the Daktaris CD on Desco – and like that one, this album sounds like it's got roots that are 30 years old, and a sound that's actually more perfect and more satisfying than some of the best Afro-Funk of the 70s. This expanded Ninja Tune pressing features one more track than the original US version – and titles include "Si Se Puede", "Battle Of The Species", "NESTA", "Dirt & Blood", "Musicawai Slit", "Uprising", "World War IV", and "El Machete". CD

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Dave Burrell/Steve SwellTurning Point ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest recordings we've heard from pianist Dave Burrell in recent years – a series of stunning duets with trombonist Steve Swell! Like some of Burrell's wonderful work from decades back, the style is loose and somewhat free, but also has a sense of rhythm and forward-moving action – some vague modal impulse that has Dave spinning out these waves of pianistic sound that are instantly compelling – while Swell blows over the top in styles that range from tuneful and melodic, to much more free and bracing. All titles are Burrell originals, and tracks include "Fancy Trade Nightmare", "Battle At Vicksburg", "Battle At Gettysburg", "Church Picnic Celebration", and "One Nation". CD

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William R Chemerka & Allen J WienerMusic Of The Alamo (with CD) (hardcover) ... Book
Bright Sky Press, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
The seige and battle of the Alamo is a well-trodded piece of history, but what isn't often part of the historical record is the musical history – and this nice tome from authors William Chemerka and Allen Wiener aims to correct that! Includes a look at the songs sung and played prior to the battle itself, as well as the pop culture tunes it inspired. Includes a CD of songs, a forward by Davy Crockett actor Fess Parker, and unlikely Alamo historian/Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins. Hardcover, 191 pages. Book

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge & Dizzy GillespieTrumpet Kings ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good ... $23.99
Diz and Roy come together in a nice blend of two traditions – blowing in a relaxed mode that's less of the "battle" you might expect from the title – and more of a friendly exchange of solos, recorded in the open and laidback style of Verve at the time. The group features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums – and Dizzy himself even vocalizes a bit on the set! Tracks are mostly longish, with plenty of solo space, and the the album features 5 tracks that include "Blue Moon", "Limehouse Blues", "Trumpet Blues", "Algo Bueno", and "Pretty Eyed Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing, with trupeter logo and deep groove. NOTE: Cover has waviness, staining, peeling and tape along the bottom half due to moisture.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15 (3LP set) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ 3LPs ... $49.99
Features work by Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson, a trumpet battle with Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers, and the classic "Jam Session Blues" – all packaged in a box with a David Stone Martin cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl, with trumpter logo and deep groove. In beautiful shape!)

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Jazz Critique Special EditionRiverside Book ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $28.99
You've been gobbling up these discographies we've been stocking, so we've gone ahead and gotten in this cool book on the Riverside/Jazzland labels as part of the same series! Like the other books, this one's a listing of all of the records in the associated group – including Riverside and Jazzland, plus lots of obscure ones, like Offbeat and Battle. The book lists covers, titles, dates, players, and other information for all recordings on the labels – so you'll get essential information about artists like Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Bil Evans, Mongo Santamaria, and a host of others! There's some covers in black and white, and a number in color as well. 280 pages, softcover, with images in black and white and color! Book

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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichKrupa & Rich (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Clef/Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
A wonderful meeting of two of the biggest 50s talents on the drums – and a session that's great not only for the expected firey percussion, but also for the horn work by other members on the set! Given the "drum battle" style of the record, the tracks are long and very open – done in a studio mode that recalls some of the Krupa/Rich meetings at JATP, and like the JATP sides, featuring plenty of space for players to take longer solos. Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Roy Eldridge get in some nice licks on the set – and other players include Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown. Titles include "Gene's Blues", "Bernie's Tune", "Buddy's Blues", and "I Never Knew". CD also includes bonus tracks "Sunday" and "Monster". CD

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SD 7208 catalog number, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has small initials in pen on front.)
Also available Led Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and maybe even more solid than the original!)
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... LP 19.99

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MecoStar Wars & Other Galactic Funk ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Star Wars & Other Galactic Funk", "The Last Battle", "Cantina Band", "Throne Room & End Title", and "Other Galactic Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Nisse Sandstrom QuintetLive At The Crescendo ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
Legendary Swedish tenorist Nisse Sandstrom really shines here – in a new recording that also features younger great Jonas Kullhammar – who blows alongside Sandstrom in this really classic way! The pairing of two great, and individual voices on the tenor is wonderful – and the duo have this way of laying into the tunes that takes us back to famous tenor teams like Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin, or Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt! Unlike the latter, there's no sense of "battle" – just mutual respect and strong encouragement – at a level that has Nisse sounding better than he has in years, and Jonas reminding us that he's a great player in a more traditional jazz setting. Almost all tracks are Sandstrong originals – and titles include "Mr Music", "For Lucky", "Hankenstein", "Calypso Bulbosa", and "Clouds". CD

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Lalo SchifrinEnter The Dragon – Extended Edition ... CD
Warner/Aleph, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A classic to end all classics – and the record that showed the world that the kung fu genre could be every bit as funky as American crime and action films! Lalo Schifrin's at the height of his powers on this set – working in a blend of raw guitars, rolling bass, and choppy rhythms that groove about as fast as Bruce Lee's hands move on the screen in the film – and the album's a real standout in the 70s soundtrack scene, well worth all the hype and attention that's been given to it over the years! The record's one you'll dig if you're a fan of funk, or a student of Schifrin – and even after the passage of decades, it's still a tough soundtrack to beat. Titles include the classic "Theme From Enter The Dragon", plus "Bamboo Bird Cage", "The Monk", "Han's Island", "The Big Battle", and "The Human Fly". CD features 18 tracks in all – including an alternate version of the main theme! CD

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Stone HarbourEmerges ... CD
Stone Harbour/Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the weirdest, most tripped-out albums we've ever heard from the American underground of the 70s – a spare and psychedelic album, and one put together with an echoey, garage-like sort of sound! Stone Harbour are hardly a group, and really just more of a duo – vocalist Dave McCarty, who also plays drums and percussion, and guitarist Ric Ballas, who also plays organ, piano, synth, and bass on the record! The pair recorded this one album in early 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio – hardly a hotbed of cultural activity, which is why the record remained unnoticed for so many years. Yet, despite its obscurity, it's a heck of a compelling little set – a rough-edged set that blows away most other indie work from the time – almost more psychedelic than some of the better-remembered work of the type in the late 60s, and almost punkish in its DIY approach to its sound – although the record's not punk at all. Titles include "You'll Be A Star", "Thanitos", "Stones Throw", "Ride", "Working For The Queen", and "Grains Of Sand". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Taurus", "Wonderland", "Witch To You", and "Battle Axe" CD

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Yosuke Yamashita + 1Yosuke Yamashita In Europe 1983 – Complete Edition ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $23.99
The trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita gets a great "plus one" here – the addition of alto saxophonist Eiichi Yahashi, whose deft tones and sharp edges are a wonderful match for Yamashita's dynamic piano! The tunes are bold, quick, and very forcefully presented – mostly with a free-thinking modern approach, but sometimes more tunefully constructed than some of Yosuke's freer material – and Yamashita's trio also features Kazunori Takeda on tenor and Shota Koyama on drums. Titles include "Panja Suite", "Honeymoon Suite", "Strawberry Tune", and "Picasso". CD features bonus tracks "Battle Royal" and "Alone Together". CD

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Michael Zerang & Raymond StridScratch Match ... CD
Penumbra, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Seven percussion duets between legendary Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang (of Brotzmann Tentet fame) and Swedish drummer Raymond Strid (of the free trio Gush). The titles give a good example of the kind of energy of the session – as tracks are called "Left Clever Right Battle", "Rattle Around Hook", "The Sonor Blow Blow", "Scratch Match", and "Stereo Knuckle" – and given that both Zerang and Strid have played in groups with Mats Gustafsson, they've got more than enough common ground to bring to the session. CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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VariousAin't It The Truth – The Ric & Ron Story Vol 2 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent overview of the second half of the short run of the Ric & Ron labels – tiny imprints from New Orleans in the early years of soul music, but a crucial force in the development of the Crescent City sound! The work here is mostly from the early 60s, and really shows New Orleans soul coming into its own – finding a way to fuse together all the rich array of sounds, styles, and cultural influences that made the sound of the city so unique – with lots of romping rhythms, deeply soulful vocals, and some mad piano lines that really add that signature New Orleans touch! Nearly every cut here is a winner, and this Ace Records presentation of the label's legacy is easily the best treatment of Ric & Ron we've ever seen. The set features 24 tracks – including some rare and unissued numbers – and titles include "Send Me Your Picture" by Bobby Mitchell, "A Losing Battle" by Johnny Adams, "Unemployed" by Warren Lee, "Check Mr Popeye" by Eddie Bo, "Honest I Do" by Tommy Ridgley, "I Guess I Always Will" by Jimmy Easterling, "I Don't Talk Too Much" by Martha Carter, "The Git Back (part 1)" by Guitar Joe Morris, "Question Of Love (demo)" by Barbara Lynn, and "Carnival Time (demo)" by Al Johnson. CD

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Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... On June 3, 2015
An excellent lost funky soundtrack on Blue Note – their only one for years, and Grant Green's entry into the blacksploitation genre! The whole thing bristles with the kind of chunky, thumping percussive feel as the best funky soundtracks of the era – informed by the work of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes, but with the deeper jazz feel that Green brings from his other Blue Note sides of the time! Some cuts are quite funky, particularly the opener, "Past, Present, and Future" with it's crisp trap, chicken scratch guitar and bongo driven beat. Others have more of a stripped-down dope instrumental feel – there's some sweet funky flute work on "Fathers Lament", and even a slight bossa groove creeps into the title track! The whole album's very nice, and it's very different than any of Grant Green's other work! Other titles include "Afro Party", Luana's Theme", "Slight Fear And Terror", and "Battle Scene". CD

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De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos SilvaDetour Fish – Live In Ljubljana ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Trumpeter Susana Santos Silva joins the De Beren Gieren trio here – on a live performance that's filled with carefully-chosen sounds and lots of subtle textures! Silva also plays flugelhorn, which seems to be an especially nice fit for the energy of Fulco Ottevanger on piano, Lieven Van Pee on bass, and Simon Segers on drums – and the lineup claims to be working here with inspiration from the trout – both the fish, and the famous Schubert quintet – although the music has a very individual quality of its own. Titles include "Slow Garnish", "Aquarium Benefits", "Under Swirling Waters", and "Battle With Fishself". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
 
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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing.)

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ConcretesLayourbattleaxedown ... CD
Astralwerks, 2005. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. CD has a promo stamp. Back cover of digipack has a promo sticker.)

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Durutti ColumnChronicle LX – XL (2CD box) ... CD
Kooky, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $33.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard in years from Vini Reilly – and a set that really takes back to the magic we felt when buying the first few Durutti Column albums on factory! Not only is the sound here very much the Durutti approach we first fell in love with – a strange combination of post-punk production and performance filtered through the aesthetic of Erik Satie – but the package also has a very special look – like one of those cool cassette boxes for Factory that were originally designed by Peter Saville! This set's got way more to offer than those, though – two CDs' of music (plus inserts and even sandpaper) – originally written by Reilly to accompany an exhibition of his portraits, and expanded here to include an even greater range of personal sounds. Vini is in the lead on most numbers on his wonderfully atmospheric guitar – and plays piano, an instrument that's also handled by Poppy Morgan on some tracks – with longtime partner Bruce Mitchell on drums. Vocals are done by Reilly, as well as Jilly Taylor, Billy Rance, and Caoilfhionn – but are definitely secondary to the instrumental sounds on the set. Titles include "Poppy & Pancho", "Nine Years", "The Party", "Embattled Heart & Rattling", "Fanfare", "Electrostatic", "Free From All The Chaos", "Hotel Calderon", and "Sharrock's Tune". CD

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". On New Vintage, Maynard really grooves it – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". Carnival is a cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew MooreBrothers ... CD
Prestige, 1949/1952. Used ... $4.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One More", "Red Door", and "Zootcase". Plus this CD issue includes 3 alternate takes, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons ... CD
Tommy Boy, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Nems, Kool G Rap, AZ, and others – but The Revelations also sing a bit too, bringing in a killer harmony approach that's often echoes by the instrumentation, which includes guitar from Wes Mingus and keyboards from Angela Johnson, who also sings a bit of backup as well. The whole thing's a stunning meeting of minds – almost 70s New Jersey soul filtered through 90s New York hip hop – and even the booklet is a collective effort, with comics from David Lapham and others. Titles include "Here I Go Again", "Dogs Of War", "The Battlefield", "Call My Name", "Pieces To The Puzzle", and a sweet cover of "Thin Line Between Love & Hate". CD
Also available 36 Seasons (with poster) ... LP 21.99

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons (with poster) ... LP
Tommy Boy/Salvation, 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Nems, Kool G Rap, AZ, and others – but The Revelations also sing a bit too, bringing in a killer harmony approach that's often echoes by the instrumentation, which includes guitar from Wes Mingus and keyboards from Angela Johnson, who also sings a bit of backup as well. The whole thing's a stunning meeting of minds – almost 70s New Jersey soul filtered through 90s New York hip hop – and even the booklet is a collective effort, with comics from David Lapham and others. Titles include "Here I Go Again", "Dogs Of War", "The Battlefield", "Call My Name", "Pieces To The Puzzle", and a sweet cover of "Thin Line Between Love & Hate". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with a small poster.)
Also available 36 Seasons ... CD 14.99

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Dexter GordonBopland – The Legendary Elks Club Concert LA 1947 (3CD set) ... CD
Savoy, 1947. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 14.99
Way more than just a Dexter Gordon album – and instead, an important historic document of the bop scene on the west coast! The 3CD set features the complete recordings from an Elks Auditorium concert in 1947 – lots of long jam session tracks that not only feature history "battles" between Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, but also key work from trumpeter Howard McGhee, tenorist Bill Moore, and alto player Sonny Criss! The lineup shows the hardest side of the LA scene at the time – and although Savoy did issue edits of the material on some key albums, this set of almost 3 hours of music is the first time the whole thing's appeared like this. Titles include "Bopera", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Body & Soul", "Back Breaker", "The Hunt", "Bopland", "Bop After Hours", "Perdido", "Merry Go Round Blues", and "Blow Blow Blow". CD

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✨✧ Norman HutchinsBattlefield ... CD
JDI, 2001. Used ... $3.99
CD

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✨✧ Norman HutchinsBattlefield – The Sermon ... CD
JDI, 2001. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic cuts – but the a lot of the lesser remembered tracks here are ultimately just as nice. Even though it's only his second album, Moe was a block rockin' veteren by this point, with an MC pedigree stretching back to Treacherous Three, and is probably his sharpest point. Other tracks include "Suckers", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance", "I'm A Player" and "Get Paid". This 2015 CD version includes 3 bonus mixes of "No Respect". CD

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✨✧ Spyder-D featuring DJ DocTry To Bite Me Now (voc, inst)/The NY Butt (voc, inst, dub) ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Spyder D tries to enter the battles with LL Cool J on "Try To Bite Me Now" claiming LL bit his style. "The NY Butt" is a song about the E.U. hit from School Daze. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a B-Boy sleeve.)

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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... CD
Polydor, 1974. Used ... $4.99
Classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield". With nice sweet keyboards, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you won't find on many other records from the time. This excellent CD reissue also comes with 5 bonus cuts, including some unreleased material, and one non-LP b-side. Bonus cuts include "Golden Crown", "Shoo Fly", "Iko Iko", and "Meet The Boys On The Battlefront". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)
Also available Wild Magnolias ... LP 9.99

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Wild MagnoliasWild Magnolias ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nicely done reissue of this classic New Orleans funk featuring backing from the "New Orleans Project" that includes the Gaturs' Willie Tee, Earl Turbinton, and other Crescent City session stalwarts like Larry Panna and Julius Farmer. Includes lots of tracks that rocked the rare groove scene in the 80's, including "Soul Soul Soul" and "Corey Died On The Battlefield" – both the source of more than a few samples over the years. With nice sweet keyboards by Willie Tee, and a good funky New Orleans sound that you'll be hard pressed to beat! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wild Magnolias ... CD 4.99

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VariousOn The Battlefield – Great Gospel Quartets ... CD
Delmark, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
CD

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VariousPosse – Chapter 2 ... LP
Macola, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Early West coast stuff, not necessarily the blueprint for the G-funk that would eventually follow, but this compilation does have Ice T's original recording of "6 In the Morning", one of his best cuts ever, far better than the LP version, and one which we have a hard time finding on 12". Also includes the very early Digital Underground track "Underwater Rimes", and an early Slip collaboration with the Unkown DJ, "X Men". Also includes "I Hate To Go To Work" by the Fila Fresh Crew, DJ Battlecat's "DJ N Effect" and "Nightmare On Rhyme Street" by the Krushin MCs, plus 4 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy comes in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Blak ForestBang Theory (remix, remix inst)/Church Girl (voc, inst)/Battlecry (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Skanless, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonCarnival ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kool Moe Dee's second album – a benchmark moment in mid-to-late 80s solo rap – and definitely worth a post millennium revisit! The title cut is a prime relic of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles back in the day, and that along with "Wild Wild West" are bonafide classic cuts – but the a lot of the lesser remembered tracks here are ultimately just as nice. Even though it's only his second album, Moe was a block rockin' veteren by this point, with an MC pedigree stretching back to Treacherous Three, and is probably his sharpest point. Other tracks include "Suckers", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance", "I'm A Player" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available How Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Don Pullen & Sam RiversCapricorn Rising ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A richly dynamic set from pianist Don Pullen, and one of his farthest-out sessions from the mid 70s – especially considering he had just finished a tenure as Mingus' piano player not long before this set was recorded! The "outness" of the date is probably due in part to reedman Sam Rivers, who brings a great deal of energy to the set, and wrote half of the numbers the group performs (the other half are from Pullen) – and the players work here in a quartet that features bassist Alex Blake and drummer Bobby Battles. The set's got a lot of the freewheeling energy that Rivers was hitting in the 70s – and titles include "Capricorn Rising", "Fall Out", "Joycie Girl". and "Break Out". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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