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Steve MillerDetroit Rock City – The Uncensored History Of Rock N Roll In America's Loudest City ... Book
Da Capo, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A deep look into the rugged Detroit rock underbelly from the mid 60s to today by Steve Miller – co-editor of Johnny Ramone's autobiography and editor of Touch And Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83 anthology – done oral history style, letting the principal figures tell the stories in their own words! The book not only gets descriptions of what was going down from biggies like Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Mitch Ryder, members of Amboy Dukes, MC5, The Silver Bullet Band and so many other pivotal Detroit rockers, but goes a lot deeper into the scene with cats from Creem Magazine, show promoters, DJs, roadies and other knowledgeable scenesters – really serving up geniune slices of life that put you right into the scene. Da Capo Press rarely disappoints when it comes to covering the music scene(s) in a very genuine way, and this is as fine of a tome as we've gotten from them in years. Paperback, 300+ pages. Book

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Modern Folk QuartetChanges ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99
Those in the know can always tell the difference between a hip folk group and some cash-in cats – and these guys are defnitely hip, and work here with a style that really points the way towards so many different Sunshine Pop and pop psych styles to come! The vocal complexity is amazing – set in folksy modes, with acoustic instrumentation, to be sure – but ringing out with a very wide knowledge of the way that vocals can go together, and push even rootsy songs into territory that fits the modern promise of their name! The lineup sports young work from Chip Douglas, Jerry Yester, Cyrus Faryar, and Tad Diltz – and they've got a complexity that might well put the Beach Boys harmonies of the time to shame. Titles include "The Bells", "And All The While", "Hold The Fort", "Bullgine", "Farewell", "Jordan's River", and "The Little House". CD

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Ennio MorriconeGiornata Nera Per L'Ariete ... LP
Spettro (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... About October 25, 2016 (delayed)
Dark and moody Morricone – scored for a film that's also known as Evil Fingers or The Fifth Cord, a 1971 crime thriller directed by Luigi Bazzoni. The music is very edgy – with lots of strings drawn the wrong way across the bow of a violin, and plenty of isolated instruments creating weird, turgid sounds that are more than a bit unsettling. Titles include "La Voce Bella", "Voce", "Resa", "Trafelato", "Ripresa", "Gironata Nera", "Voce Seconda", and "Punte D'Ago". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeLa Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy giallo score from Ennio Morricone – done for director Paolo Cavera's La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero, aka Black Belly Of The Tarantula – full of spare, dissonant tension and hauntingly effective moodiness! The tunes Morricone did for the film are a perfect example of his haunting style of mixing keyboards, spare instrumentation, and breathy wordless female vocals, courtesy Edda Dell'Orso – and we'd rank this one right up there with classics like La Donna Invisible! Titles include "Coiffeur Pour Dames", "La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero", "L'Abbraccio Caldo Della Tarantola", "Nell'Ultima Stanza", "Col Cuore In Gola", "Spirale Misteriosa", "Lugebre", "Ventre Nero", "Ragnatela" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Muntu (Jemeel Moondoc)Muntu Recordings (First Feeding/Eveing Of The Blue Men/Live At Ali's Alley) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $44.99
Seminal recordings from Jemeel Moondoc's important Muntu ensemble – a group who worked with amazing energy in the avant scene of the late 70s – easily offering up some of the greatest performances from the members involved! There's a mixture of structure and freedom to these tracks that's mighty nice – a bold conception of message headed by Moondoc, but executed with these open solos that really show the full talents of every musician. The lineup shifts a bit over the space of the recordings here – the First Feeding album features Moondoc on alto, Arthur Williams on trumpet, Mark Hennen on piano, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums; Evening Of The Blue Men has trumpeter Roy Campbell joining Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr; and the previously-unreleased Live At Ali's Alley is an extended trio performance from Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr – one long track that really opens up! Equally amazing is the package – 3CDs in an oversized case, packaged with a beautiful book that's over 100 pages – with notes on the group, sessionography, vintage photos, poster reproductions, and more. CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Native ColoursOne World ... CD
Concord/Bellaphon (Germany), 1994. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Robert NighthawkBricks In My Pillow ... LP
Pearl Records, Early 50s. Sealed ... $29.99
Overlooked work from the Chicago blues scene of the postwar years – great material from an important early electric player – but one who never got the large exposure of some of his contemporaries on Chess Records! And yet, back in the day Robert Nighthawk was as important to the development of the Chicago sound as Muddy Waters – wonderfully skilled on the strings, and a hell of a singer too – with a deep baritone that often has a bit of a link to jump blues in the way that Robert delivers his phrasing – although the sound here is definitely Chicago blues overall! All numbers are small combo sides recorded for the United Records label – and players include Roosevelt Sykes and Bob Call on piano, Ransom Knowling on bass, and Jump Jackson drums. Titles include "Brick In My Pillow", "Seventy Four", "Crying Won't Help YOu", "You Missed A Good Man", "Feel So Bad", "U/S Boogie", and "Maggie Campbell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing.)

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Nurse With WoundEcho Poeme – Sequence No 2 (white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
United Jnana/Drastic Plastic, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A later Nurse With Wound project – an eerily beautiful one, in which 2 female voices are looped and layered to haunting, hypnotic effect! Echo Poeme – Sequence No 2 is a single, 48+ plus minute piece in which Nurse With Wound creative force Stephen Stapleton is credited as mixer, and vocalists Amantine Dahan Steiner and Isabelle Goborit are both band and instrument. They speak, sing, hum and coo and Stapleton mixes it strangely beautiful ways. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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O'JaysChristmas With The O'Jays ... CD
Saguaro Road, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A fresh new holiday soul set from the O'Jay's – group founders Eddie Levert and Walter Williams keeping the spirit alive after 50+ years – living up classic Christmas songs and thematic modern soul alike on Christmas With The O'Jays! For the most part, the move the classic songs into their own grown folks soul mode, with a solid Eddie Levert original as a centerpiece in "I'm What You Want For Christmas". Other tracks include "The First Noel", "Joy To The World", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "'Cause It's Christmas" and more. 10 tracks in all. CD

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OutkastATLiens (2LP 180 gram picture disc) ... LP
LaFace, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 39.98
The huge creative leap forward for Outkast – and one of the greatest hip hop albums ever! The duo laid some incredible groundwork with the debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but this one is really their first (and stunningly, not their last) masterpiece. Timeless and soulful outer space grooves lace teh production and beats behind crazy good, free flowing, inventive rhymes that still manage to stay grounded enough to aptly reflect the darker realities of the ATL of the time. Most tracks have a laid back southern fried groove, and Dre and Big Boi's rhymes are as great as ever here. Essential! Tracks include "ATLiens", "Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)", "Wheelz Of Steel", "Jazzy Belle", "Babylon", "Millennium", and "13th Floor/Growing Old". 14 cuts in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Really nice 20th anniversary double picture disc pressing!)

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Patti PageChristmas With Patti Page (Mercury) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Real Gone, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The first great Holiday album from Patti Page – a mid 50s Mercury album that brought together a host of seasonal recordings made by the singer – most of which show a side of Patti that's a bit different than her hits! Page's vocals here have a straight, expressive feel – respectful to the material, and a lot less likely to move into gimmicky pop moments – a vibe that's right up there with Rosemary Clooney at the same time, especially in the way that Patti's got this warm glow to her presentation of the lyrics. The music is somewhat overlooked, both in the Christmas cannon and in Page's own catalog – which makes it a nice discovery, too. Titles include "The First Noel", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "Pretty Snowflakes", "Christmas Choir", "I Wanna Go Skating With Willie", "Where Did My Snowman Go", and "Christmas Bells". CD features bonus tracks, too – including "Little Donkey", "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus", "Home For The Holidays", "The Christmas Song", and a special "Christmas Greetings From Patti". CD

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✨✧ PagesPages ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s classic from Pages – a group that's headed up by singer Richard Page, but which also features some key studio players of the time! There's a mix of soulful elements amidst more mainstream modes – a vibe that's definitely AOR, but hipper too – of that really special blend that only a handful of artists could hit at the time – kind of an "almost to the charts" quality, but one that holds back to make their music more of an underdiscovered secret, too. The album's got lots of fusion touches from musicians who include Victor Feldman, Claudio Slon, Franciso Aguabella, and Randy Brecker – and titles include "Clearly Kim", "I Get It From You", "If I Saw You Again", "Let It Go", and "Love Dance". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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William ParkerThrough Acceptance Of The Mystery Place (with bonus track) ... CD
Centering/Eremite, 1976/1981. Used ... $9.99
Early genius from William Parker – a set of work inspired by the poems of Kenneth Patchen, and performed with a really vivid sound overall! The players here differ from track to track – and the album comes together almost like a sonic suite – echoing some themes very slightly, not in a musical way, but more of an emotive one – gently lyrical one minute, but more boldly expressive at another. Players include Billy Bang and Polly Bradfield on violin, Toshinori Kondo on alto horn, Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Arthur Williams on trumpet, John Hagen and Charles Brackeen on tenor, and Parker on bass. Titles include "Rattles & Bells & The Light Of The Sea", "Desert Flower", "Through Acceptance Of The Mystery Peace", and "Commitment". CD also features a bonus track recorded in 1976 – "Face Hands Still Folded", with Billy Bang and Ramsey Ameen on violin, and Parker performing a recitation. CD

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Hermeto PascoalHermeto (Muse pressing) ... LP
Muse, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Excellent early work by Hermeto – recorded in the US with a jazzy, fusiony finish – right around the same time as Dom Um Romao's albums for Muse and Cobblestone! The group here features a host of American jazz players, set to complicated yet grooving arrangements by Airto – and there's some nice touches of electric instrumentation that never dominate, but give the record a really nice crackle! Tracks include "Hermeto", "Bells", "The Love Flower (Flor Do Amor)", and "Fabiola". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pentagon (Cedar Walton, Clifford Jordan, etc)Pentagon (Japanese pressing) ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A really wonderful album that's sometimes overlooked because of it's relatively oblique cover and name – which both hide the wonderful talents within! In truth, the set might be billed as a Cedar Walton session – or maybe almost an Eastern Rebellion one – as the vibe here is very similar to that later group, with a strong tenorist working alongside Walton's trio, plus a bit of extra Latin percussion. Clifford Jordan delivers wonderful tenor throughout – and the core sound of Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums is as great as on any of that group's other wonderful albums of the time. Add in Ray Mantilla – who throws in some congas to complicate the grooves a all the best moments – and you've got some mighty nice icing on the cake! Titles include "He Is A Hero", "Una Mas", "Manteca", and "DB Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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PlattersBest Of Platters Christmas Collection – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Mercury/Universal, 1963. New Copy ... $3.99 11.99
It's a smooth smooth Christmas from The Platters – heard here in their wonderful 1963 Christmas album! The set follows in the style of the group's late 50s hits – but with a sound that's a bit more tuned to the season, and not as much in the late nite smoochy mode of some of their more famous ballads. The harmonies on the set are great – and the album's a real precursor to the smoother group soul Holiday albums of the 70s and 80s. Titles include "Jingle Bells Jingle", "Blue Christmas", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Silent Night", "Come Home For Christmas", and "Winter Wonderland". CD

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✨✧ Carlo Poddighe/Roman CoppolaMolto Groovy Christmas ... CD
Molto Groovy, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the coolest, grooviest Christmas records we've heard in years – a set that's the first-ever effort from Roman Coppola's Molto Groovy Productions – and which has a mod 60s vibe all the way through! The styles here are steeped in the best Italian soundtrack modes from years back – cool keyboards, fuzzy organ, funky basslines, and lots of offbeat instrumentation that really transforms the tunes – almost as if someone like Piero Umiliani or Ennio Morricone recorded a whole album of Christmas instrumentals! The sound is perfect – even better than you might suspect from the cover – and you can take it from us, as we're not easily fooled by "fake" retro projects – and really tip our hat to these guys for getting the instrumentation, arrangements, and production just right. Most titles are familiar songs, but done in very unusual styles – and tracks include "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Joy To The World", "Jingle Bells", "Sleigh Ride", "Feliz Navidad", "Little Drummer Boy", "Silver Bells", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD
Also available Molto Groovy Christmas ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Carlo Poddighe/Roman CoppolaMolto Groovy Christmas ... LP
Molto Groovy, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, grooviest Christmas records we've heard in years – a set that's the first-ever effort from Roman Coppola's Molto Groovy Productions – and which has a mod 60s vibe all the way through! The styles here are steeped in the best Italian soundtrack modes from years back – cool keyboards, fuzzy organ, funky basslines, and lots of offbeat instrumentation that really transforms the tunes – almost as if someone like Piero Umiliani or Ennio Morricone recorded a whole album of Christmas instrumentals! The sound is perfect – even better than you might suspect from the cover – and you can take it from us, as we're not easily fooled by "fake" retro projects – and really tip our hat to these guys for getting the instrumentation, arrangements, and production just right. Most titles are familiar songs, but done in very unusual styles – and tracks include "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Joy To The World", "Jingle Bells", "Sleigh Ride", "Feliz Navidad", "Little Drummer Boy", "Silver Bells", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Molto Groovy Christmas ... CD 9.99

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $37.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets of sounds caught on a cassette – and Ra's really trying out some new ideas with the Arkestra – sometimes working in highly percussive modes that feel like a late 60s update of the exoticism of the group in their final Chicago years – sometimes bringing in more electric elements, as Ra himself plays both Farfisa and a Hohner clavinet – no piano at all! Other players include the mighty John Gilmore on tenor, Doug Williams on trumpet and "space dimension mellophone", Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on altos and flutes, Danny Ray Thompson on alto, James Jacson on percussion – and all other members of the group play percussion too – which makes for plenty of percussive moments! Notes are by Robert Campbell – the Sun Ra expert – and titles include "The Others From Another World", "Discipline Of The Pharoahs", "Latent Friends", "Moon Over Saturn", "Principles Of The Pharoahs", "Calling Out To Saturn", "Exotic Forest", "Do The Intergalactic Thing", and "Saturn Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Rage Against The MachineRage Against The Machine (20th Anniversary picture disc edition) ... LP
Legacy/Epic, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The classic agit-rap-rock debut of Rage Against The Machine – with the most fiery political lyricism and imagery of any massively popular record of its time – and as great of a pairing of revolutionary rap and heavy guitars as there ever was! It's hard to imagine now, but there were very few straight up rap rock bands before Rage Against The Machine. Hard rock breaks were ample, of course, but straight up rap rock bands were pretty scarce, pre-Rage. Rage Against The Machine's pop culture revolution was as massive as the social and political revolution that their songs called for! Includes "Bombtrack", "Killing In The Name", "Take The Power Back", "Settle For Nothing", "Bullet In The Head", "Know Your Enemy", "Wake Up", "Fistful Of Steel", "Township Rebellion" and "Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(20th anniversary picture disc vinyl. Limited numbered edition!)
 
 
 



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