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Beat BoysBeat Boys (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1968. Used ... $7.99
A hip little set from The Beat Boys – an Argetine group working in late 60s Brazil, supposedly with a bit of an influence on the sound of Tropicalia! The sound here is a bit straighter than the work of Caetano Veloso or Os Mutantes – a bit in the Jovem Guarda sound of more mainstream Brazilian rock, but with some hipper influences too – including a strong Beatles influence that makes for some great harmonies on the vocals, and instrumentation that really pushes beyond the standard straight Anglo rock modes of the time. Instrumentation features some fuzzy guitars, which are occasionally a bit tripped-out – plus organ, bass, and drums – all topped by echoey vocals from the group. Titles include "O Meu Tamborim", "A Time For Remembrance", "A Felicidade", "Wake Me Shake Me", "Sempre Esperando", "Aria Para A Corda Sol", and "Era Uma Menina". CD reissue features some great notes on the band, plus some vintage photos – and also includes the bonus track "Canudinho". CD
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Flatt & ScruggsFolk Songs Of Our Land/The Fabulous Sound Of Flatt & Scruggs ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 12.98
Two Columbia killers from the team of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs – back to back on a single CD! First up is Folk Songs Of Our Land – kind of a nod by the pair back to the new folk revival, who were helping the Flatt & Scruggs team get greater mainstream fame, thanks to their enthusiasm! Lester & Earl try their hand at a host of American folk tunes – but rather than turn out some smarmy pop-folk presentation, or easy Kingston Trio style, they go right back to bluegrass roots – with excellent presentation on both of their instruments, and some vocals as well. Titles include "Philadelphia Lawyer", "Legend Of The Johnson Boys", "Life Of Trouble", "Good Times Are Past & Gone", "Hear The Wind Blow", and "Ellen Smith". The Fabulous Sound Of Flatt & Scruggs is a record that really lives up to its title – and not only offers up superb guitar from Lester Flatt and incredibly deft banjo from Earl Scruggs – but also some great vocals that really beat the best of mainstream country at the time! The record was key in getting the sound of bluegrass out of the hills and into the homes of other listeners at the time – not just the usual fans of country music, but also the younger rock and folk scene who really helped raise Flatt & Scruggs up to legendary status, and inspire them to evolve with records like this. Titles include "Hello Stranger", "I'm Walking With Him", "Bummin An Old Freight Train", "When Papa Played The Dobro", and "A Faded Red Ribbon". CD

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RamonesRamones (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Sire/Rhino, 1976. Used ... $4.99
As great of a rock & roll album as there's ever been! It's impossible to describe this record without sounding like a blow hard, but you really can't overstate what these four goony guys from Queens accomplished. 30-odd years of the most visceral pop music concentrated into 2 minute, 3 chord blasts of beautiful sonic catharsis – and they could barely even play. Thanks boys. Tracks include "Blitzkreig Bop", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "Beat On The Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "I Don't Wanna Around With You", "Loudmouth", and "Today Your Love", Tomorrow The World". 8 bonus tracks include original demo versions of many of the album tracks – plus never officially released outtakes from the sessions including "I Can't Be" and "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed". CD
Also available Ramones (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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VariousFunky Kingston – Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet funky, funky reggae from the deep vaults of Trojan! It's a non-stop jam with 20 hot numbers so get ready for the get down – whether it's smokin' originals like Toots & the Maytals "Funky Kingston" or "Funky, Funky", poppin' remakes like the reggae take on Kool & the Gang's "Funky Stuff" by The Chosen Few, the Meters' "Look A Py Py" by Lloyd Charmers & the Hippy Boys or Jean Knight's "Mr Big Stuff" by Tomorrow's Children, plus numbers like Lee Perry's "Jungle Lion" that integrates a fat Memphis horn line courtesy Al Green, this set grooves like nobody's business. Other cuts on this sweet set of funky 45 nuggets include Zap Pow "Soul Revival", The Jay Boys "Splendour Splassh", Ken Boothe's "Is It Because I'm Black?", Phyllis Dillon "Woman Of The Ghetto", A Darker Shade Of Black "Ball Of Confusion", Bob Marley & The Wailers "Soul Almighty", Lloyd Charmers "Shaft" and Lloyd Williams' "Funky Beat". CD

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VariousGilles Peterson In Brazil ... CD
Ether (UK), 1960s/2004. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A soaring selection of Brazilian groove – selected by the great Gilles Peterson – one of the best collections ever assembled by the world famous DJ! Gilles goes way past the obvious for the sets, which are divided into two discs – one for classic tracks (many of which are actually woefully under-appreciated, in the grand scheme) and a second disc of recent tracks and remixes. The mood is really soaring and soulful throughout – groovy sambas mingle with Brazilian jazz and soul tunes, and cheeky psychedelia-steeped 60s sunshine on the first disc. The mood on disc two is wholly reverent of the samba roots, but it's also awash in modern club grooves – with sputtering post drum & bass, a hip hop beat track sensibility on others, and a straight driving club groove on still others! Disc one (Classicos) includes "Nem Vem Que Nao Tem" by Wilson Simonal, "Berimbau" by Golden Boys, "No Caminho Do Bem" by Tim Maia, "Serrado" by Djavan, "Nana" by Os Cobras, "Zanzibar" by Sergio Mendos & Brasil '77, "Sob O Mar by Jaime E Nair, "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" by Quarteto Em Cy and more. Disc two (Da Hora) includes "Bob" by Otto (Edu K mix feat Bebel Gilberto), "Menino" by Patricia Marx & 4 Hero, "Parabens" by Marcos Valle, "Green Gold" by Spiritual South, "Malandragem" by Drumagick, "Beyond The Rains" (Drumagick city mix) by Mitchell & Dewbury featuring Billie Godfrey, "Moments Of Lust" by DJ Marky & XRS featuring Vikter Duplaix and more. CD
(Please note that there is a crack inside the digipack case, nothing major.)

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VariousHappy Lovin' Time – Sunshine Pop From The Garpax Vaults ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great underground work from the LA scene of the 60s – material that was really cut in the shadows of bigger acts like the Beach Boys or Byrds – but still handled by top-shelf superproducer Gary S Paxton! The work here is a great discovery – lots of material that's never seen the light of day before, cut at Gary's studio in the weeks between bigger hits – and other tracks are from very rare 45s that really show the farther reaches of the Sunshine Pop styles of the period – the kind of cool work that we always love tracking down on indie labels, and which continue to evolve our understanding of the Cali scene after all these years! As usual with Ace, the overall package is stunning – really great notes, excellent detail, and a motherlode of music – with titles that include "Bad Sign" by The Jaybees, "Games" by The Bogart Cult, "Make Up Your Mine" by Augie Moreno, "Christina In My Dreams" by Curt Boettcher, "Thinking Animal" by The New Wing, "Dandelion Wine" by The Whatt Four, "Savin" by The Lords, "Nowhere To Go" by The Four Freshmen, "The Highly Successful Young Rupert White" by The Privilege, "Who Do You Think You Are" by The Jaybees, "Is It Love" by Willie & The Walkers, and "Happy Lovin Time" by The Black Box. CD

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VariousHoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue – The !!! Beat! ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Soul & blues performances from Hoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue program which ran on US television and is purported to be the first syndicated series ever revolving around black singers in the US! The history is incredible, but the compilation is all around the music and it's great stuff – featuring Gatemouth Brown, Rodge Martin, The Beat Boys, Earl Gaines, The Might Hannibal, Robert parker, Cleo Randle and many more. 24 tracks in all: "Have You Ever Been Mistreated" by Gatemouth Brown, "Hitch Hike" by The Beat Boys, "Empty Arms & Bitter Tears" by Gerri Taylor, "Respect" by Rodge Martin, "I Don't Know Why I Love You" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "24 Hours A Day" by Earl Gaines and much more. CD

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✨✧ VariousClassic Def Jam (3CD set) ... CD
Def Jam/Universal (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great look at the legendary Def Jam Records – a label that was started in a college dorm room, then went on to have a huge impact on the sound of soul and hip hop for years to come! The set offers way more than just the early hits you might expect in the "classic" title – and instead include 55 tracks from a pretty wide spread of the label's years – with both important early hip hop tracks, and huge crossover cuts from later periods. Titles include "I Need A Beat" by LL Cool J, "It's The Beat" by Hollis Crew, "Steppin To The AM" by 3rd Bass, "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan, "Regulate" by Warren G, "Party Up" by DMX, "Behind Bars" by Slick Rick, "Crossover" by EPMD, "Fight For Your Right To Party" by The Beastie Boys, "Pump That Bass/Live" by Original Concept, "Public Enemy No 1" by Public Enemy, "Keep Your Distance" by Davy D, "My Love Is So Raw" by Alyson Williams with Nikki D, "Chasin A Dream" by Tashan, "99 Problems" by Jay Z, "Hustlin" by Rick Ross, "Hip Hop Is Dead' by Nas, "Just Friends" by Musiq, "I'll Be" by Foxy Brown, "Slam" by Onyx, and lots lots more! CD
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Kenny DorhamBlues In Bebop ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... $9.99
Some of the earliest recorded work from trumpeter Kenny Dorham – presented here in an overstuffed set that brings together most of his appearances on the Savoy label! The core standout tunes here are 10 numbers recorded in 1946 by The Bebop Boys – a combo that featured Dorham, Sonny Stitt, and Bud Powell coming together on tight, short, very upbeat bop material that ranked with some of the best early 78s of the genre. Titles by this group include "Seven Up", "Bebop In Pastel", "Serenade To A Square", "Fools Fancy", and "Bombay". Other material on the CD includes a solo by Kenny on "The Jitney Man" by Billy Eckstine, plus 3 tracks with the Milt Jackson Sextet from 1949 – including "Conglomeration", "Bruz", and "Roll Em Bags". Kenny also plays on three 1949 recordings with Charlie Parker – "Barbados", "Scrapple From The Apple", and "Bebop" – as well as four 1956 numbers with Cecil Payne – including "Grooving High", "Man Of Moods", and "Saucer Eyes". CD
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Jay DeeYancey Boys Instrumentals ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2008. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for a number of reasons – but truth be told it's a quality record that's will worth picking up! On the vocal versions, Illa J's proved a worthy talent – rolling with a mix of singing and rhyming is really unique – and this set of bright, spacey funk beats by Dilla are naturally top notch & timeless and sound wonderful out on their own. Tracks include "Timeless", "We Here", "R U Listenin'", "All Good", "Swagger", "Illasoul", "Air Signs" and more. CD

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Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A monster album that's gone on to influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled with politics, offbeat rhythms, and some very weird instrumentation. The whole thing's awash in moody, jazzy changes – of the style that showed up often in samples by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and other artists who drew keen inspiration from this record. Titles include the massive "Jagger the Dagger" – plus "The Lord Is Back", "Lovin Man", "Headless Heroes", "Freedom Death Dance", and "Supermarket Blues". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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VariousNext Stop Soweto Vol 4 – Zulu Rock, Afro Disco & Mbaqanga 1975 to 1985 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Stunning sounds from South Africa – pulled together from a time when the nation's music was really coming into its own – despite the actions of a still-restrictive regime! There's a great mix of styles going on here – some rockish elements, of the Zamrock scene – some more upbeat grooves that seem borrowed from American club and fusion – and some really fresh, unique rhythms that show a really creative re-conception of music during the generation – reaching out strongly to find powerful new means of expression! The package is one of the most compelling in this series – hardly the also-rans, and maybe even stronger than some of the earlier volumes – and titles include "Get Down" by Isaac & The Sakie Special Band, "The Things We Do In Soweto" by Almon Memela, "Lekopokopo Single Moquashoa" by TY Boysk, "Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo" by Kabasa, "Khombo Ranga" by Elias Maluleke & The Mavambe Girls, "Ain't Sittin Down Doin Nothin" by The Drive, and "Manano" by Xoliso. CD

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✨✧ Philly CreamGroovin ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The wonderful return of Philly Cream – a group who made some great records at the end of the 70s, and who seem like they haven't missed a beat at all! The style here is really in the old school Philly harmony mode – maybe the modern soul variant, with some slight contemporary touches in the instrumentation – but an overall feel that has all the vocals coming together wonderfully! Old group member Art Austin is working here with younger female singers Simone Talley and Adrienne Aje – and the record has plenty of musical support from Ingram, with Butch Ingram at the production helm – in a similar mode to the other great recent sides on Society Hill. Titles include "Somebody Told Me", "A Beautiful Morning", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", "Slow Down", "Cowboys To Girls", and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesPlease Please Me (deluxe remastered edition) ... CD
Apple, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up with a classic image of the Fab Four on the cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby IT's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". CD

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✨✧ KnuxRemind Me In 3 Days ... CD
Interscope, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fresh hip hop and gruff funk rock accented beats from The Knux – the kind of genre defiant, unpredictable hip hop that we just don't see on the major labels these days – so kudos to Interscope Records for bucking trends and taking a chance on 'em! The Knux are getting some Outkast comparisons, but the biggest connection is that they're similarly dissimilar to other cats out there. Don't know if the end of the previous sentence makes a lot of sense, but whatever. The record's good! Easygoing rhymes with some fuzzy guitars on the beat (no it's not rap rock, and no they don't sound like NERD) – freshness from a duo that's earning the accolades and major attention. Titles include "The List", "Bang! Bang!", "Cappuccino", "Roxxanne", "Daddy's Little Girl", "The Train", "Shine Again", "Powder Room", "Parking Lot", "Hush", "Wake The F**k Up", "Playboys", "Lights Camera Action" and more. CD

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✨✧ Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A monster album that's gone on to influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled with politics, offbeat rhythms, and some very weird instrumentation. The whole thing's awash in moody, jazzy changes – of the style that showed up often in samples by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and other artists who drew keen inspiration from this record. Titles include the massive "Jagger the Dagger" – plus "The Lord Is Back", "Lovin Man", "Headless Heroes", "Freedom Death Dance", and "Supermarket Blues". CD
Also available Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 3 & 4 – Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Easy to get the fever when the grinding's this good – served up from a host of vintage R&B, soul, rock and doo wop tracks – most of which have this slow tempo approach that's mighty nice! These are the kind of cuts that spun on the jukebox in the wee hours – the tunes for later in the night, when the scene was slowing down – and you wanted just the right cut to pull your partner closer, while still holding onto some of the raunch of the more upbeat tracks from before. Obscure numbers are mixed with a few better-known gems – and titles include "Wanted For Questioning" by Bob Lee, "My Love" by Jessie Hill, "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel, "Balsa Boat" by Elizabeth Waldo, "Driftwood" by Eddie Cooly & The Dimples, "Nobody's Gonna Hurt You" by Donna Dee, "Yellow Hand" by The El Toros, "Cha Jezebel" by The Notes, "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Eyes" by Yvonne Baker & The Sensations, "Crawfish" by The Stone Crushers, "Bad" by Cozy Cole, "Now Baby Don't Do It" by El Pauling & The Royalton, "So Many Ways" by Varetta Dillard, "Slow Down Little Eva" by Roy Brown, "Bacon Fat" by Big Daddy & His Boys, "One Day" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "If I Knew" by Yvonne Fair, and "Well I Tried" by Jay Hawkins. CD

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