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✨✧ VariousGirls Want The Boys – Sweden's Beat Girls 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), New Copy ... About October 25, 2016
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✨✧ Danger Mouse feat Jemini The Gifted OneGhetto Pop Life ... CD
Lex, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Beat architect Danger Mouse and MC Jemini pair off for Ghetto Pop Life – a pretty solid full length that's actually getting the notice it deserves, thanks to DM's much celebrated Grey Album. Prince Po, Cee Lo, Alkaholiks, J-Zone and Pharcyde (who's Delicious Vinyl sound is a clear influence on Mouse) all make appearances. Tracks include "Ghetto Pop Life", "Omega Supreme", "What You Sittin' On", "Take Care Of Business", "Yoo-Hoo", "Bush Boys" (one of the best anti-Bush regime tracks we've heard) and more. CD

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SonicsPsycho-Sonic ... CD
Big Beat (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $11.99
Lester Bangs was right! There's just no overstating how important the sludgy, primordial ooze rock of the Sonics was to the future of rock. But if you're like us, you don't really care about the academic meaning of the arrival of the mighty, appropriately named Sonics, and you just want a good hard arse whompin' – and all 29 tracks on this singles collection do the job! It's pretty amazing what a banshee scream, an extra fuzzy guitar sound, atonal sound blasts and a vaguely r&b based approach accomplished in the mid 60s when practiced by the right madmen! Psycho-Sonic collects a ton of singles the boys cut for Etiquette Records, with extensive notes and great photos. If you're not familiar, one listen will prolly have you taking your White Stripes CDs to Disc-Go-Round. Includes "The Witch" (both the studio and a live version), "Boss Hoss", "Psycho", "Strychnine", "Cinderella", "Dirty Robber", "Keep A Knockin'", "Jenny Jenny", "Do You Love Me", "Walking The Dog", "It's Alright", "Since I Fell For You" and more. Essential!!! CD

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WireSend ... CD
Pink Flag (UK), 2002/2003. Used ... $9.99
In pretty much any bio of the pioneering art punk band Wire you'll read about how between 1977 and 1979, the group made three of the best, most forward looking rock albums of the era. First they perfected punk rock (Pink Flag), a year later they opened the doors to the more melodic new wave (Chairs Missing), and followed that up by introducing experimental electronics and metronomic beats (154), clearing the way for the aggro-post-punk-dance music of the early 80s. 10 years from now, there will probably be an addendum to all of those bios, stating that in 2002/2003 Wire finally returned to form – and they were as great as they ever were! We love our hyperbole around here, there's no denying that, but we really can't overstate how amazing Send is for Wire fans. As much as they've been around in various forms, Colin Newman and co. have not sounded this vital since 1979. None of the million billion indie rock kids emulating the old boys are even in the same universe, despite what your local hipster papers and zines might say. The album is basically a collection of the comeback EPs Wire self-released in 2002 – Read And Burn 1 & 2 – plus four newer, equally ferocious tracks. The first half kind of serves as the logical 2002/3 equivalent of their razor melody guitar sound of the late 70s, and the second half adds the aggro/electro beat-driven stuff that was bastardized by others (and at times by Wire themselves) all through the 80s and 90s. The whole thing is consistent, aggressive as all-get-out, and a stunningly loud comeback that we never saw coming. It's all the more rewarding because of it. "In The Art Of Stopping", "Mr. Marx's Table", "Being Watched", "The Agfers Of Kodack", "Nice Streets Above", "Spent", "Read And Burn", "You Can't Leave Now", "Half Eaten", "99.9." CD
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VariousSweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Sampler-Ready Soul For B-Boys, B-Girls, & Soul Heads ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Sweet and smooth 70s soul – hand-picked with a freshness that should appeal to folks who found these sounds through the hip hop that these grooves laid the sonic groundwork for. The tracks on here aren't as beat or break-heavy as some of the material on other sample-driven collections – but that's fine with us, as the tracks move into a sophisticated soul range that's always a pleasure to hear, bringing together the kind of well-produced 70s tracks we love! Titles include "Sweet Taste Of Sin" by Dennis Coffey, "I'll See You In Hell First" by Phillip Mitchell, "Do It To Me Now" by Fatback, "Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness" by Fantastic Four, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Your Love Is My Desire" by Eramus Hall, "Baby Get Down" by Eddie McLoyd, "Set It Out" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Love Starved" by Shirley Brown, "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her" by Isaac Hayes, "If I Had The Power" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "I Got To Have Your Love Now" by Caesar Frazier. CD
Also available Sweet Taste Of Sin – Sensual Breakbeat Soul ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousHoss Allen's 1966 Rhythm & Blues Revue – The !!! Beat! ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousFunky Kingston – Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique (20th Anniversary edition) ... CD
Capitol, 1989. Used ... $7.99
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with the deepest soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if not for the infectious, boisterous rhymes of the Beastie Boys – they couldn't possibly have cared less about alienating the massive frat boy fan base built with License To Ill, and it's a joy to behold. It's one of those mindblowing pop transformations on par with the Beatles (who the Beasties and Dust Brothers were so brazen to sample several times on this album) and the Beach Boys on the pop maturation scale from earlier hits to later artistry – even if the wild lyrics and deft back & forth rhymes by the Beasties are the antithesis of maturity. From classic rock dinosaurs to soul and disco classics, from the Jaws score to "Dueling Banjos", it all finds it's way into the beatcraft – and both mainstream pop and underground hip hop are better now because of this record. Tracks include "Hey Ladies", "Shake Your Rump", "High Plains Drifter", "Shadrach", "Johnny Ryall", "Eggman", "Car Thief", "What Comes Around", the "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" suite and more. CD
(Anniversary edition features remastering overseen by the band – and includes a free digital download featuring a track-by-track commentary by the Beasties!)

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✨✧ Jay-ZAmerican Gangster ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2007. Used ... $2.99
A recommitted Jay-Z is back on his game with American Gangster – referencing the '07 film in spots, but this is no soundtrack – it's a return to solid hip hop from the biggest name in the game! American Gangster takes a couple minutes to get rolling, but once the hard hitting "Hello Brooklyn 2.0"w/Lil' Wayne hits the speakers you know well that the ruler's back! Nothing on the perceived soft comeback album Kingdom Come approaches the deft wordplay on AG – and the beats are solid, and not at all geared for the pop charts or beer commercials. Diddy, along with partners LV & Sean C handle around half of all the beats, and it's good stuff. For real. Titles include "Pray", "American Dreamin'", "Sweet", "I Know", "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)", the killer "Success" feat Nas (produced by No ID), "Fallin'" and more. Plus 2 bonus tracks "Blue Magic" and "American Gangster" CD

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Kanye WestCollege Dropout ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Kanye West finally dropped the full length in early '04 – and it's one of the best hip hop albums of the year. Kanye is probably the hottest beats producer of the year, too, having dug through the greatest soul hooks of the past few decades for his samples, and piled on the chunkiest, catchiest, thickest beats anywhere. And if he doesn't have the greatest vocal delivery in hop hop (if he did, he'd be Superman considering his production pedigree), he makes up for it with some masterful lines, like "I gotta apologize to Mos and Kweli/is it cool to rap about gold if I told the world I copped it from Ghana and Mali?" from "Breath In Breath Out". Hilariously, Kanye also found just about the sharpest theme for a record that we've scene in a while – the tangential connection between gang bangers and frat boys! He ain't granola, he ain't bling bling, he's just a guy from Chicago with a sometimes astoundingly strong production aesthetic, very smart rhymes and a lot of people who owe him great guest spots, and deliver. Were you looking for more than that? It's a triumph, one that Chicago couldn't be more proud of! "We Don't Care", "Graduation Day", "All Falls Down" with Syleena Johnson, "Spaceship" with GLC & Consequence, "Never Let Me Down" with Jay-Z, "Get 'Em High" with Talib Kweli & Common,"New Work Out Plan", the great single "Slow Jamz" with Twista & Jamie Foxx and more. CD

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VariousGirls With Guitars – All-Girl Bands, Axe-Backed Babes, & The Like ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Girls with guitars – a very dangerous combination, and one that's served up nicely by this CD! The package brings together obscure girl rock tracks from the 60s – most of them in a rough garagey mode that stands as a very nice counterpoint to the sweeter girl group sound that's usually associated with the period. The tracks on the set are from a variety of indie labels, and include loads of work by groups we'd never heard of before, but who really sound great – most likely languished in obscurity due to the fact that their sound was years ahead of its time. The set includes great notes, and 24 tracks that include "Rock City" by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, "My Baby" by the Girls, "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch" by The Tomboys, "Get Away From Me" by The Angels, "Only Seventeen" by The Beatle-ettes, "Do The Dog" by Sugar & The Spices, "They Are The Lonely" by Pat Powdrill & The Powerdrills, "Heart" by The 2 of Clubs, "Hully Gully Guitar" by The Percells, "Skinny Vinnie" by Goldie & The Gingerbreads, and "Boy What'll You Do Then" by Denise & Company. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpring Story – Essential 70s Soul ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at the Spring family of soul music labels from the 70s – a range of imprints that carried a surprisingly great range of styles, all of them extremely well-done! Spring maybe first got its start in a southern and deep soul mode – but the label was soon equally well-suited to the coming grooves on the New York scene – particularly the kinds of upbeat funk in the years before disco – a mode that the label followed nicely through the 70s, without ever restoring to any sort of easy cash-in sort of work. Instead, Spring, Event, and other related labels always kept things interesting – often by focusing on the singers first, and finding a great way to showcase artists from the south with wider fame across the US scene – while also having a strong ear for underground talent who maybe only got the chance to issue a single or two on the label. The package features 25 tracks in all – lots of cuts that aren't on the market in any other form – and titles include "Tom The Peeper" by Act 1, "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" by Joe Simon, "Magic's In The Air" by Ronnie Walker, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Come And Get These Memories" by Ray Godfrey, "It's My Life" by Mainstreeters, "If We Get Caught I Don't Know You" by Phillip Mitchell, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Bumpin' & Stompin'" by Garland Green, "I Can See Him Making Love To You" by Mayberry Movement, "My Man A Sweet Man" by Millie Jackson, "How About A Little Hand For The Boys In The Band" by The Boys In The Band, "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by Busta Jones, "Too Through" by Jocelyn Brown, "Baby You Got It All" by Street People, "SOS (Stop Her On Sight)" by Winfield Parker, "Get Ready/Uptight" by Little Eva Harris, and "Jody Come Back & Get Your Shoes" by Bobby Newsome. CD

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✨✧ VariousStone Soul – San Francisco's Loadstone Label ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Bay Area scene has always had a very unique approach to music – famous in rock, where classics of psych still stand strong – and important in jazz, hillbilly, and just about every other style too! Yet when it comes to soul, there's always something especially nice about the San Francisco approach – a way of creating something fresh and unusual, but without ever overstating itself too much – music that seems to owe very little to both the east coast, and Detroit – and which doesn't even follow some of the patterns down in LA! Case in point is the excellent work on this set – a sweet blend of obscure 60s soul singles and mid 70s funk groovers – pulled together in a wonderful examination of the overlooked Loadstone label. The work is totally wonderful – the soul cuts have a quality that really beats so many rare soul collections that maybe sometimes dig too deep – and the funkier 70s cuts open up with lots of currents from jazz and a bit of club, sometimes in modes that echo the sound of the Fantasy Records style of the period, but with a bit more of an indie vibe overall. As usual with Kent Records, the presentation is great – detailed notes, great sound, and 24 massive tracks that include "A Frown On My Face" by Jacqueline Jones, "A Pretty Girl Dressed In Brown" by Eugene Jefferson, "Fading Day" by The Chandeliers, "A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus (part 1)" by Charles Leonard, "Rudy Blue" by Jean Knight, "Indication" by Eddie & Ernie, "Love Bandit (voc)" by Lee Rogers, "Headed For The Streets" by Herman Harper, "You Touched The Inner Part Of Me" by Celeste Hardie, "Just Say A Four Letter Word" by The California Playboys, "Get To Stepping" by The Cals, and "Swimming Partners" by Paula Lamont. CD

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✨✧ Eyedea & AbilitiesE&A ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
E&A return with a new full length with a few dizzyingly strong cuts – and a slew of others that aren't quite so hot, but still register. DJ Abilities lays down some pretty rocking beats and Eyedea's flow is simply astounding on the best cuts – particularly the single "Now" . One of these days the boys will make a full length as tight as that track. "Reintroducing", "Kept", "Now", "Exausted Love", "Star Destroyer" "Get Along", "Two Men And A Lady", "Act Right", "Glass" and more. CD
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✨✧ VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 3 – Trash Classics from Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in this ultra-cool series – served up in an assortment of really rare, really raw, really raunchy tracks from the early days of rock and roll! The set features different themes for each of the four sides of the record – "Life's A Scream", songs with screaming; jungle-themed tunes in "Welcome To The Jungle"; fantastic femmes in "Wild & Wilder Boppin Girls", and a range of weird stuff in "Crazy Guys, Food, Prison, & A Guide To The Female Persuasion". Titles include "Crazy Talk" by The Loafers, "Ooba Gooba" by The Charts, "Jungle Fever" by The Playboys, "Red Hots & Chili Mac" by The Moroccos, "You Crack Me Up" by Charlie Baker, "Scream" by Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors, "Bunker Hill" by Little Red Riding Hood & The Wolf, "I Don't Like It Like That (parts 1 & 2)" by The Bobbettes, and "Flipsville" by Stormy Gayle. CD
 
 
 



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