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Eddie Davis/Charlie VenturaBattle Of Saxes ... LP
King, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
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- ... $14.99
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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✨✧ DJ ShadowYou Can't Go Home Again (radio)/Disavowed/Treach Battle Beat ... 12-inch
MCA, 2002. Very Good- (pic cover)... $1.99
Shadow's first single off his second LP, and believe it or not, it's as much of a pop/rock record as the UNKLE LP was! We're not complaining though, because this one's got a great new wave twist to it, and on the third track of this single, Shadow's back in battle mode, with vocal cut-ups over a slower beat. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear, light waviness and a center split in the spine.)

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Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Lester YoungTrumpet Battle 1952 ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good ... $1.99
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 ... $1.99
CD

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Mike JohnsonLast Battle ... LP
Creative Sound, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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✨✧ Richard Doron JohnsonBattle Grounds ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2010. Used ... $8.99
The Steeplechase debut of pianist Richard Doron Johnson – a wonderfully tight player, with a groove that hearkens back to some of our favorite soul jazz keyboardists of years past! Johnson's got a nicely heavy left hand – a vamping quality that reminds us a bit of Gene Harris or Ray Bryant in the early 60s – but with a lighter, more lyrical swing a points, too – a touch of John Hicks or Cedar Walton – yet all wrapped up together in a way that's not just aping the past, but really finding Richard's own place in an ongoing jazz tradition! A big part of that place is the album's wealth of original compositions – really creative numbers that dance with energy, and delight throughout – stepping the scales with a fluidity we love – and titles include "I Sit & Then I Wonder", "Hymn Like", "Rhythm To Run", "It's Been A Long Road", and "Dreams From My Father". CD

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✨✧ Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... CD
Verve, 1952. Used ... $1.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was 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 "Idaho", "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark. Digipack has some wear.)

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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good ... $14.99
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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MahlerSymphony No 4 – Kathleen Battle/Lorin Maazel/Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
CBS, 1984. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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John MayerBattle Studies ... CD
Columbia, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Not to be confused with the Indian classical musician. CD

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Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy ForrestSoul Battle ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $36.99
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+ ... $2.99
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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Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins/Big MaybelleJoshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Frank WessBattle Royal – Tribute To The Count ... CD
King (Japan), New Copy ... Early January, 2015 (delayed)
CD

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✨✧ DJ Paul Nice5 Fingers Of Death – Battle Breaks Vol 4 ... LP
Super Break, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch/Erick SermonOh No (clean, dirty, inst)/Battle (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Oh No" is by Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch, and features Nate Dogg, produced by Rockwilder. "Battle" is by Erick Sermon, and features Sy Scott. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original Rawkus pressing.)

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✨✧ Planet Of The Apes4 Exciting New Stories – Mountain Of The Delphi/Battle Of Two Worlds/Dawn Of The Tree People/Volcano ... LP
Power, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwap is cracked on one corner. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Army Of The PharaohsTear It Down (clean, dirty, inst)/Battle Cry (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 tracks from the Jedi Mind Tricks-spawned underground collective Army Of Pharoahs! "Tear It Down" features Reef The Lost Cauze, Planetary & Vinnie Paz. The big ol' posse cut "Battle Cry" features Apathy, King Syze, Crypt The Warchild, Des Devious, Esoteric, Chief Kamachi, Planetary, Celph Titled & Vinnie Paz. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ DJ Paul Nice5 Fingers Of Death – Battle Breaks Vol 1 ... LP
All Access, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
A DJ Paul Nice breaks record. With "Ripple Breaks", "Some Channel 5 Sh*t", "Fists Of The White Lotus", "Bustin Loose Breaks", "Fush Flakes", "Retarded Breaks" and more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
 
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DJ SciencePizza Breaks ... LP
Battle Axe, 2003. Very Good+ ... $5.99
You've tried the rest, now try the best! DJ Science delivers the goods hot and fresh, so grab a slice and get ready to cut. 19 battle breaks and bits for you to get busy with, including "Open Late", "Extra Cheese", "2 Pepsi" and loads more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain sleeve.)

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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. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man! ... LP
Battle, 1962. Good+ ... $8.99
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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Swollen MembersBlack Magic (clean, inst)/Too Hot (clean, inst)/Swamp Water (clean, inst)/Sound Bites ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2006. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joao & His Bossa Kings (aka JT Meirelles)Cool Samba ... LP
Battle, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very nice album of bossa instrumentals, released in the US under the obscure name of "Joao & His Bossa Kings". Joao is listed on the label as Joao Meirelles – also known as JT Meirelles on his more famous Brazilian recordings – and we wonder if Battle gave him the name of "Joao" to make folks think he was Joao Gilberto. Whatever the case, though, this is a nice album of tight little bossa tracks (most of them under 2 minutes), with instrumentation that includes alto, flute, piano, trumpet, and percussion. Titles include "Nacao Nago", "Solucao", "So Danco Samba", "Samba Toff", "Samba Sem Nome", and "Essa Nega Sem Sandalia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some water damage near the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Swollen MembersBring It Home (orig, inst)/Freak Fantastic (orig, inst)/Heavy Thinkers (orig, inst) ... 12-inch
Battle Axe, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Swollen Members come correct again, with those blunt, chunky, hooky Rob The Viking beats. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)
 
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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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Gene Ammons/Tom Archia/Johnny GriffinChicago's Boss Tenors – 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great set that brings together some great lost material that was originally recorded for Chess (or Aristocrat as it was called back then), and which was only ever released on 78s. Gene Ammons plays here with the lost Chicago tenor talent Tom Archia (who never made it out of the city as much as the other big Chitown tenor names), and the two fo them groove nicely on tracks like "Swingin For Xmas", "Stuffy", "Minor Blues", and "The Battle". Johnny Griffin also checks in with tracks like "Riff Raff" and "Bees Ees" – and the record also includes performances by the city's great Claude McLin on "Swivel Hips" and "Bennie's Bounce". Nice notes on the sides and the scene, too, by the city's great promoter, Joe Segal. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and an old price sticker on front.)

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Arthur BlytheLight Blue – Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Blythe on alto, Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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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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Cool CJuice Crew Dis (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Hilltop Hustlers, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
From back in the days of reply records.. . In this battle, the Hilltop Hustlers – Cool C, Steady B, Tat Money, 3 Times Dope, etc – had beef with Marley Marl and the rest of the Juice Crew. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow & green label pressing. Labels have some marker.)

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Eyedea & AbilitiesBy The Throat ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2009. Used ... $2.99
The first set in a few years from Eyedea & Abilities – with their trademark battle ready, ferocious rap and harder hitting rock breaks & beats. Titles include "Hay Fever", "Spin Cycle", "Time Flies When You Have A Gun", "Bum Fetish", "Sky Diver", "Junk", "Forgive Me For My Synapses", "This Story", "Factory", "Smile" and "By The Throat". CD
(Barcode has a mark.)

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De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos SilvaDetour Fish – Live In Ljubljana ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
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

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✨✧ Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1972. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Grant GreenFinal Comedown - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Sealed ... $44.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15 (3LP set) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good 3LPs ... $24.99
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, including a booklet! Side 4 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Box has some seam splitting, with the top flap's edge portions mostly missing, and a bit of edge flaking.)

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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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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 (deluxe 2LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 35.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (deluxe 2LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $35.99 39.98
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". Very cool 2LP set features rare mixes of tracks from the sessions – including "Going To California (mandolin/guitar mix)", "Rock & Roll (alt mix)", "Black Dog (basic track with guitar overdubs)", "Misty Mountain Hop (alt mix)", "Stairway To Heaven (Sunset Sound mix)", and "The Battle Of Evermore (mandolin/guitar mix from Headly Grange)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and maybe even more solid than the original!)
Also available Led Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ QueenLive At The Rainbow '74 (2CD, DVD & Blu-ray box set) ... CD
Hollywood, 1974. Used 2CD, DVD & Blu-ray ... $59.99
An incredible live document of Queen at their early peak – material that was recorded in 1974, but only released to the world all these many years later! Both sets were recorded at London's legendary Rainbow Theater, but are from two different landmark tours of the year – first a March performance from the tour for the Queen II album, then a November set from the Sheer Heart Attack tour – all brought together in one massive batch of music! Titles include two versions of "Procession", plus "Father To Son", "Flick Of The Wrist", "Killer Queen", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Seven Seas Of Rhye", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Ogre Battle", "Son & Daughter", and "White Queen" – plus a drum solo and guitar solo track too! CD

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Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man (2LP) ... LP
Milestone, 1962/1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
Excellent Milestone 2-fer of sides Mongo cut for Battle, then licensed to Riverside, and finally collected here. These sessions are from the early 60s, and feature a gang of the best jazz and Latin sidemen around at the time, including Pat Patrick (of Sun Ra's Arkestra!), Nat Adderley and Bobby Capers and a massive rhythm section with Victor Venagas, Kako, Chihuahua Martinez and Julian Cabrera. There's a hot hard Latin vibe throughout, whether it's the tunes from the first two studio sides, issued as Watermelon Man or the live set captured as Mongo At The Village Gate which makes up the second LP. 22 slammin' tracks including "Yeh, Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It!", "Bayou Roots", "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ronnie ScottGreat Scott! – The Birth Of A Legend ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A much-needed overview of the earliest days of British saxophonist Ronnie Scott – material pulled from a range of different group recordings from the late 40s and early 50s, offering up a really comprehensive look at his jazz work before his more famous years in the Jazz Couriers! The groove here runs from swing to bop, and often includes a bit of both – and some tracks feature Scott as the main soloist with larger ensembles, such as the group of Ted Heath, while others feature him in a more familiar small group bop setting. 2CD package features a whopping 38 tracks in all – and titles include "Buzzy" by Jazz At Town Hall Ensemble, "Ad Lib Frolic" by Ted Heath, "Scrubber Time" by Jack Parnell & His Quartet, "Galaxy" by Alan Dean's Beboppers, "Too Marvelous For Words" by Ronnie Scott Quartet, "Brand's Essence" by 1951 Melody Maker All-Stars, "Battle Royale" by Ronnie Scott & Kenny Graham, "The Champ" by Arnold Ross Sextet, "Seven Eleven" by Ronnie Scott Quintet, "Compos Mentos" by Ronnie Scott Orchestra, and "Pantagrulian" by Ronnie Scott Jazz Group. CD

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Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. Used ... $11.99
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort of feel you'd hear if you caught these guys live at some small southside club – and the solos also show the kind of inventiveness and imagination you'd catch in that sort of setting – backed by a swinging rhythm combo that features Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include a version of "Perdido" that's nearly 13 minutes long – plus "Stardust", "Sposin", "Salt & Pepper", and "Theme From Lord Of The Flies". CD
(Super Audio CD pressing.)

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Stone HarbourEmerges ... CD
Stone Harbour/Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
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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John ZornHermetic Organ Vol 2 – St Paul's Chapel ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
John Zorn really takes off here with some amazing sounds on the organ of St Paul's Chapel – an exploration of the large pipe organ variant of the instrument, really pushed to the limits in a way that recalls Zorn's early experiments on alto sax! Despite the "hermetic" in the title, which might make you think of some private proceedings, or stowaway sounds – the album's got this very spacious, room-widening sort of feel – as Zorn really reaches forth with new sonic possibilities and very dark tones – of the sort that hardly befit the usual uses of a chapel of that nature. There's lots of very deep, bass-heavy notes in the mix – and titles include "Ascent Into the Maelstrom", "Prayer", "In Gloria Dei", "Battle Of The Angels", and "Holy Spirit" – all improvised by Zorn. CD
 
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CherrystonesRed Nails ... CD
Brutal (UK), 2013. Used ... $1.99
Some of the noisiest music we've heard so far from Cherrystones – a sweet set that's heavy on fuzz and electronics, but which still holds onto the strong sense of beat from before! There's a pretty dark vibe to most of the record – a bite that goes way beyond downtempo, and which reminds us of the way that Cherrystones first shook things up years ago – opening ears to corners of sounds that weren't always treated in the same way as funk – a journey that's taken us miles to get to the place of this striking little set! Titles include "Bruised Meats", "Dirty Washing", "Molecular Battler", "Moonstone", "Red Nails", and "Robots Kin". CD

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Durutti ColumnChronicle LX – XL (2CD box) ... CD
Kooky, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $39.99
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 ... $6.99
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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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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Howard McGhee & His Korean All StarsJazz Goes To The Battlefront Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Hi Lo Records, 1952. Good ... $19.99
A very unusual set – billed to Howard McGhee's Korean All Stars – a group recorded in Guam in 1952, with McGhee on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Rudy Williams on tenor, and Clifton Best on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has light marks, and plays with a few clicks and crackles – but nice and loud overall. Cover has light wear, and a bit of clear tape on one seam.)

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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- ... $11.99
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 ... 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

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✨✧ CanibusSecond Round KO (LP, clean, inst)/How We Roll (main, clean) ... 12-inch
Universal, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The man who's been a guest MC on more records and mixtapes than we can count, takes on LL in the second round of their ongoing battles. The b-side is the cut that got us open on him, the same track as the "N!gga We Roll With" 12-inch. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Deltron 3030Deltron 3030 ... LP
75 Ark/Deltron Partners, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan The Automator pool their skills for this dawn of the 2000s sci-fi hip hop classic – the masterful Deltron 3030! The guest list is almost too long to get into, but Money Mark, Prince Paul, PB Wolf and Mr. Lif are all here, along with many others. One of the benchmark albums in the leftfield underground hip hop canon – and a hugely influential set that burst the doors wide open for the more creative spirits in the hip hop and even experimental pop. Tracks include "State Of The Nation", "3030", "The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza", "Things You Can Do", "Positive Contact", "St Catherine St.", "Virus", "Mastermind", "National Movie Review", "Time Keeps On Slipping", "Turbulence (remix)", "Battlesong", "Memory Loss" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available How Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ NasIllmatic ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album, with "Life's A Bitch", "One Love" and "It Ain't Hard To Tell" – what more do we need to say? How about beats by Primo, Pete Rock and Large Professor? Did this one get 5 mics from the Source? Didn't that count for something at the time? At any rate, despite the subsequent ups and downs of his career, and battles with Jay Z, amongst others, this album still stands as an all time high water mark for microphone technique and lyrical skills, with production to match. Also includes "NY State Of Mind", "The World Is Yours", "Halftime", "One Time 4 Your Mind", "Memory Lane" and "Represent". CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – Movie Themes Go Disco! ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Clubby takes on classic themes – mostly famous film numbers from the 70s, with a few other great cuts mixed in for good measure! The package is definitely heavy on the disco promised in the title – and features some killer cuts that really take off from the original tunes – stretching out the melody over longer readings that rely on heavy rhythms, sweet strings, and lots of other great elements to forge the groove! Meco are the clear stars of the package – as they virtually invented the genre – and the set features their versions of "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band", "The Empire Strikes Back Medley", "Love Theme From The Black Hole", "Love Theme From Star Trek", and "Theme From Close Encounters". But the set also features "Theme From King Kong" and "Theme From Superman" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Moonshine" by Philharmonic 2000, "Three Days Of The Condor" and "Lipstick" by Rhythm Heritage, "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Galactic Light Orchestra, "Bolero" by Lalo Schifrin, and "Battlestar Galactica Medley" by Giorgio Moroder. CD

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✨✧ Giorgio MoroderMusic From Battlestar Galactica ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and also adds in some cool keyboards you wouldn't have heard on the original – and the rest of the album is a mix of other mid 70s TV themes, plus some cool originals penned by Mancini himself, but with a very similar flavor – often quite funky, in a soundtrack sort of way. Titles include "Charlie's Angels", "Car Wash", "Silver Streak", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", "Gonna Fly Now", "What's Happening", "The Moneychangers", and "Evergreen". The Theme Scene features plenty of cool 70s soundtrack themes – titles pulled from both film and TV use, some with a feel that's every bit as funky as Henry Mancini's great work on the Cop Show album! Titles include "The Cheap Detective", "Star Trek", "Heaven Can Wait", "Children Of Sanchez", "Battlestar Galactica", "Once Is Not Enough", "Three's Company", "NBC News Theme", and "Fantasy Island". CD
 
 
 



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