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✨✧ Beat BoysBeat Boys (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Fat BoysFat Boys (limited edition pizza box set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sutra, 1984. Used ... $9.99
The Kurtis Blow-produced debut album by The Fat Boys! We'll say it: respect is due to The Fat Boys – novelty status, fat comedy cliches and Disorderlies aside. If you're a child of the early 80s, there's a reasonable chance The Fat Boys were the first rap group you ever heard – and that alone makes them no joke if you ask us. Another thing: the best of their cuts are pretty damn nice and hold up as well some of the best rap circa '84 – and this debut album indeed features some of their best cuts. Includes "Stick 'Em", "Fat Boys", "The Place To Be", "Human Beat Box", "Can You Feel It?", "Don't You Dog Me" & "Jailhouse Rap". Limited 2012 vinyl version is remastered – in comes in a pizza box! CD
(Limited edition CD comes in a mini-New York style pizza box!)

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Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... CD
Casablanca/Verve, 1975. Used ... $6.99
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, you know there's some afro beat creeping in too. 6 tracks in all: "The Boys Doin' It", "Mama", "Excuse Me Please", "Ashiko", "In The Jungle" and "A Person Is A Sometime Thing". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Boy's Doin' It ... LP 13.99

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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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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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✨✧ VariousFly Girls – B-Boys Beware – Revenge Of The Super Female Rappers ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the Fly Girls of hip hop – a filler free collection of some of the funkiest female fronted singles of the 80s – included a few genesis cuts from the 70s and a couple of important 90s numbers – blueprint rap from JJ Fad, Sweet Tee, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, Sparky D, Dimples D, Roxanne Shante and more! The set is heavy with classic material from NYC, naturally – as that's where hip hop was born – Soul Jazz does a fine job of selecting important cuts from other scenes, stretching back to the 70s for influential tracks by Camille Yarborough and Sarah Webster Fabio, and into the 90s for modern classics by Bahamadia and Missy Elliot. No label is more reverent to the classics they round up for killer compilations than Soul Jazz – and this is a great one – with rare photos and notes on each track. CD 1 includes "You're Goin Down" by JJ Fad, "Pump Up The Funk" by Princess MC, "Vicious Rap" by Tanya Winley, "I Got Da Feelin" by Sweet Tee, "Ego Trippin" by Nicki Giovanni, "Cha Cha Cha" by MC Lyte, "Paper Thin" by Bahamadia and more. CD 2 includes "I Can't Stop" by Sparky D, "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah, "To The Beat Y'all" by Lady B, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) by Missy Elliot, "Sucker DJs" by Dimples D, "Give It A Rest" by She Rockers, "Glimpses" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Bite This" by Roxanne Shante and more. 20 tracks on 2CDs. CD
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✨✧ BeatlesPlease Please Me (deluxe remastered edition) ... CD
Apple, 1963. Used ... $6.99
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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Jackson 5Third Album/Maybe Tomorrow ... CD
Motown, 1970/1971. Used ... $11.99
2 more Jackson 5 classics – plus bonus tracks! Third Album is (of course) the group's third album, and the boys are still hitting strong and staying long, with the same power as their first two records! The record includes their sweet, sweet rendition of "I'll Be There", plus the groovy "Goin Back To Indiana", and other nice ones like "Mama's Pearl", "Darling Dear", "Can I See You In the Morning", and a nice version of "Ready Or Not (Here I Come)". Maybe Tomorrow is a great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, with a soulful groove that they definitely lost on later albums. The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here", which is an excellent lesser-known track that's got a good breakbeat! Other tracks include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Sugar Daddy" and "I'm So Happy". 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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KnuxRemind Me In 3 Days ... CD
Interscope, 2008. Used ... $0.99
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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RegentsBarbara Ann ... CD
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
A legendary set from The Regents – a blue-eyed vocal group who were every bit as important as The Four Seasons and Beach Boys, even though their legacy never lasted as long! The quintet are in top form here – really more soul than rock and pop, with an approach that's extremely faithful to the best New York doo wop acts of the time – and production that really lets the interplay stay upfront, with only a bit of rhythm to get things going on the more upbeat numbers. This approach is heard to best effect on the album's classic title cut – "Barbara Ann" – and also comes through on the ballads as well. Other titles include "Laura My Darling", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "Just Cry", "Lonesome Boy", "A Fool In Love", "Your Love Captured Me", and "I'm So Lonely". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Soft BoysCan Of Bees ... CD
Two Crabs (France), 1979. Used ... $6.99
One of the truly great albums from The Soft Boys – a masterpiece that skirts easy categorization, strolling from the post psych blues stomp, to angular post punk and skronky guitar pop – held together brilliantly by Robyn Hitchcock's wry, brainy and on this record, cynically humorous lyricism. Titles include "Human Music", the should be classic, snarky riff on late era Beatles "The Pigworker", "The Rats Prayer", "Do The Chisel", "Skool Dinner Blues", "Wading Through A Ventilator", "Return Of The Sacred Crab" and more. CD
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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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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 ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ MOPWarriorz ... CD
Loud, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
MOP's gritty fourth full length effort – maybe the last inarguably top notch record – capping of a pretty great run from the mid 90s to 2000! Like so many of the great hip albums of the era, its share of filler and repetition, but the high points find the Brownsville boys at their bleak, confrontational best. Once again, sprinkled with beats and mixes by Premier that threaten to steal the show. This one still holds up! Includes Welcome To Brownsville", "Everyday", "Ante Up", "Face Off 2K1", "Warriorz", "Old Timerz", "Nig-gotiate", "Cold As Ice" and more. 19 tracks in all. CD
Also available Warriorz ... LP 24.99

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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

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✨✧ Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Soul ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare soul from 70s Kenya – music that's quite different than the usual Afro Funk of the period, and which has a sound that's more in the mode of American southern soul! Slim Ali since throughout, mostly in English – and it's clear that he's learned plenty from Tennessee soul of the late 60s and early 70s – bits of Al Green, Joe Simon, and others – whose ballad inspirations are mixed with some very unusual and offbeat instrumentation from the group! There's some occasional Jamaican-styled rhythms, and production has this higher-end quality – which often makes the saxophone or keyboard parts come off in a very unique way – a mode that's just right for Ali's vocals. Titles include "The World", "Live In Peace & Happiness", "I'll Be There", "Bahari", "Come Back To Me", "No Love To Buy", "This World", "Peace", and "We Need A Little Time". CD

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✨✧ Mazhar Ve FuatTurkuz Turku Cagiririz ... CD
Shadoks (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the Turkish rock scene of the 70s – played by these two ex-members of The Beatnik Boys, who were also collaborators with Baris Manco and Cem Karaca! The album's got a sound that definitely lives up to those reference points – a mix of 70s rock and more traditional Turkish elements – but the style's maybe a bit more open than some of the other Arabesk rock of the time – with some lighter folksy elements at times, which mellow the album out in a great way. There's still plenty of fuzz, great guitars, rootsy percussion, and trippy production – and titles include "Nerde Hani", "Mevsimler", "Turkuz Turku Cagiririz", "Gullerin Icinden", and "Turkmen Guzeli". CD

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✨✧ Philly CreamGroovin ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2014. New Copy ... 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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