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NawaAncient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs Of Aleppo ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
Haunting voices from the Sufi side of Islam – recordings of the Nawa vocal group, before the recent Syrian conflict forced them to disband and scatter throughout the Middle East! There's an ancient sensibility to the music – even though the recordings are contemporary – a vibe that's similar to what we first heard in recordings of Bulgarian female choir work many years ago, even though the overall quality of the music is quite different. Individual singers break out with spiritual leads, amidst the chanting and chorus passages of the larger ensemble – all with a very poetic sense of interplay. Titles include "Fasel Al Sawi", "Mowashah Al Refku Be Mattoon", "Fasel Al Jalal", and "Mowashah Dhabya Wadi Al Naqah". CD

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✨✧ Frankie NewsomeDon't Mess With My Lovemaker (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Savern, Late 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
A sock-soul cut with a really fierce sound! Frankie's vocals are great, but the tune's even better on the flip – where a mad cowbell starts things out in a monster break! That break's worth the record alone – but the whole thing's a mighty mighty burner! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sahr Ngaujah Vs Superhuman HappinessGravity/String Theory ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2010. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
A really cool avant single that's unlike anything else! It's from Sierra Leone-born vocalist Sahr Ngaujah and collaborator Stuart Bogie of Antibalas – both of whom work in the Broadway production Fela! – but Sahr Ngaujah Vs Superhuman Happiness has in otherwordly approach that's more of a cosmic creation than you'd expect given their "day job". Tripped out avant dancefloor atmosphere that's also a great headphones listen. The Superhuman Happiness players bring bits of sax, trumpet guitar, bass, bongos and synth. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nurse With WoundEcho Poeme – Sequence No 2 ... LP
United Jnana/Drastic Plastic, 2005. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
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
(White vinyl pressing, #077/500, still in the resealable outer sleeve.)

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Phil OchsAll The News That's Fit To Sing ... LP
Elektra, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
The incredible debut of Phil Ochs – easily one of the most powerful folk albums of the 60s, and a set that wears its politics on its sleeve like few other records! In an era when many folkies worked a social agenda with sly jokes and twee metaphors, Ochs went straight for the jugular and took his topics head on – singing directly about the topics with a voice nearly shaking in anger, and working here with jagged guitar accompaniment that only further underscores the mood of the tunes. There's a rawness here that beats even Dylan's most political moments from the early albums, and the simple brilliance of the set makes it as powerful today as it was upon its release over 40 years ago. Titles include "Talking Vietnam", "One More Parade", "Automation Song", "Talking Cuban Crisis", "What's That I Hear", "Bound For Glory", "The Bells", and "Ballad Of William Worthy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". CD
(Includes original slipcover. Out of print.)

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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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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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Pau BrasilVilla Lobos Superstar ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A long-overdue return to form from Pau Brasil – a Brazilian fusion combo that we've loved since their late 70s releases – stepping out strongly here in a setting that adds some deeper colors to their sound! The core group features Nelson Ayres on piano, Teco Cardoso on saxes and flute, Paulo Bellinati on guitar, Rodolfo Stroeter on bass, and Ricardo Mosca on drums – moving in those unusual changes and textures that made the group one of the best exports of the new Brazilian fusion sound of their earlier generation. Yet there's also some more contemplative energy here – on a set of more complicated material drawn from the compositional legacy of Heitor Villa Lobos, whose music is used throughout – sometimes straight by the group, sometimes with an additional string quartet, and sometimes with vocalist Renato Braz joining in. Our favorite numbers are the ones with strong reed work – especially soprano sax – and titles include "Bachianas Brasileiras No 4", "Cair Da Tarde", "Preludio No 3", "Sexteto Mistico", "Choro Tipico No 1", "Modinha", and "Bachianas Brasileiras No 5". CD

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✨✧ Gino PeguriIl Corsaro Nero (1971) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful soundtrack with a variety of moods – for the 1971 pirate adventure Il Corsaro Nero – a swashbuckler with lots of groovy, string-heavy tones! Composer Gino Peguri crafts a sound that feels a lot like a groovy late 60s/early 70s Italian pop instrumentals – sometimes romantic and acoustic, sometimes pulpy and electric – really tripped out stuff for a period adventure film! CD includes the original album tracks "Nel Mar Dei Carabi", "Gli Amori Di Isabella", "Posada De Maria", "All'Arrembaggio!", "Pirati In Agguato", "Duello E Morte", "Coro Dei Corsari", "Il Vicere Di Spagna", "Orza Qui Poggia Li (Titoli)" and more – plus supplementary material that includes alternate versions, instrumentals and mono mixes. 27 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ken Peplowski QuintetIlluminations ... CD
Concord/Bellaphon (Germany), 1991. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Piano Overlord (Prefuse 73)Aninha Mission ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2012. Used ... $7.99
Unheard Piano Overlord material – the hypnotic piano & Rhodes-spun recordings of Guillermo Scott Herren – the visionary mind behind Prefuse 73 and Savath Y Savalas! Piano Overlord arguably finds Herren at his loosest – though Aninha Mission has plenty of the moody, hazy beats that Herren works so well with in other guises. Speaking of beats, John McEntire plays drums on the record, which also features some additional percussion by David Perez and production by Elvin Estela and Carlos Nino. Titles include "Conception", "Reception", "I Moved Here", "Somewhere South", "Better Things", "Eygtology", "Untitled" featuring vocals by Cibelle, "En Sveno", "Aninha" and more. CD

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Piero Piccioni/Manuel De SicaQuel Caldo Maledetto Giorno Di Fuoco/Attento Gringo...E Tornato Sabata/Lo Chimavano Verita ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969/1972. Used ... $11.99
Piero Piccioni tries his hand at 2 western soundtracks, and he does a pretty darn good job! Quel Caldo Maledetto has some very nice moments, with the kind of catchy rolling western themes that made the best of the Italian spaghetti soundtracks so good. Attento Gringo's a bit more restrained, but the 3 tracks from that one have some nice moments, like "A Dollar Machine" and "Green Stuff" – which have some playful flute passages. Added to the CD are 4 tracks from the film Lo Chiamavano Verita – composed by Manuel De Sica, with a feel that's a little bit country and western (as opposed to just western), and that includes some work on acoustic guitar. 19 tracks in all – with titles that include "One More Time", "Bella Boyd", "Green Stuff", "A Dollar Machine", and "Verita Saloon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Omara PortuondoDuets ... CD
Egrem/Malanga (Spain), 1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Over 20 years of duets by this first lady of Cuban music – recorded with a variety of different artists, in a variety of different styles – from sweetly romantic, to upbeat salsa! Backings on most numbers is by the Egrem orchestra – with players who include Juan Pablo Torres on trombone, Orlando Cachaito Lopez on bass, and Manuel El Guajiro Mirabel on trumpet – and duet singers include Elena Burke, Teresa Garcia Caturla, Arnaldo Rodriguez, Raquel Gozaya, Tito Gomez, Kiki Corona, Jesus Bello, and Pio Leyva. CD features 20 titles that include "Este Son Homenaje", "Para Viver De Lejos", "Viento", "Como Es Posible", "Deja Que Suba La Marea", "Sigamos Amantes", "El Amor De Mi Bohio", "Libre De Pecado", "Amigas", "Bajo Un Palmar", "Eso No Lo He Dicho Yo", "La Cumbancha", and "Amore Dame Vida". CD

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
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
(Includes download.)

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Enrico RavaPilgrim & The Stars ... LP
ECM, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of Enrico Rava's more over-the-top albums – recorded with a full-on trumpet sound that reminds us a bit of Freddie Hubbard in early CTI years, set into some harder jamming post-Miles arrangements! The backing is by a John Abercrombie on guitar, Palle Danielsoon on bass, and Jon Cristensen on drums – but you'd swear that there's a larger ensemble working away on the record, given the full sound beneath Rava's lofty trumpet solos – yet the set is really just the efforts of this core quartet, working with a surprising amount of dynamism, especially considering the ECM setting. Titles include "Bella", "Pilgrim & The Stars", "Pesce Naufrago", "By The Sea", and "Blancasnow". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsProliferation ... CD
482 Music, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A record with a concept that's really after our own heart – dedicated to the lesser-known forces in the Chicago jazz scene of the late 50s – put together as a tribute of sorts to the MJT+3, tenorist Nicky Hill, altoist John Jenkins, pianist King Fleming, and The Sutherland Hotel! Mike Reed's musical vision is quite clear here – as the group swings like some of the best modern Chicago combos from that wonderful period, but also shows off some sharper edges too – kind of playing with one foot in that first fresh wave of Chicago jazz in the 50s, but also showing some of the bolder voices that have grown up in the scene in recent years. Greg Ward's reed work is wonderful – on both alto and clarinet – and the group also features Tim Haldeman on tenor, and Jason Roebke on bass – and all players handle a bit of percussion and piano too. Titles include tracks by Wilbur Campbell, Sun Ra, John Neely, Tommy Madman Jones, and other Chicago figures – plus a few of Reed's own – cuts that include "Is It", "Wilbur's Tune", "People", "Status Quo", "Planet Earth", "Fa", "Pondering", "Saturn", and "Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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RevellsGo Sound Of The Slots! ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Very Good ... $34.99
Features Glen Campbell, Dickie Podolor, Hal Blaine, & Tommy Tedesco. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor splitting some marker, and a grommet.)

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Sal SalvadorMusic To Stop Smoking By ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... About May 25, 2017
Well, this one's not really the kind of album that will make you throw away your Marlboros – but it is a great set of jazz tracks by Sal Salvador, despite a goofy cover and title! The album was issued by Roulette during the time of its "how to strip" and "how to bellydance" classics – but it's honestly just a straight batch of jazz tunes played by Sal on guitar, with small combo backing that includes Ray Starling on piano, John Beal on bass, and Lennie McBrowne on drums. Sal's guitar is right out front, sounding as strong as on other albums of the period – and the only relation to the title of the set is in the choice of tunes, all which are kind of jokes on quitting smoking: "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "I'll Never Be Free", "You Go To My Head", "You Irritate Me So", and the original tune "Stop Smoking Or Else Blues". CD

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John SangsterAhead Of Hair ... LP
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
One of the grooviest takes on the music of Galt MacDermot you'll ever hope to hear – as Australian percussionist John Sangster turns in some wonderful rhythm-heavy versions of the tunes from Hair – and also adds in a few sweet numbers of his own! Sangster also wrote a few new tracks, and the whole thing works as a nice suite that moves between percussive stuff and funky moments. The main mode is jazz, but there's lots of other wild touches in the mix too – as Sangster plays vibes, theremin, congs, claves, guiro, kalimba, tubular bells, marimba, Indian bells, and lots more instruments – alongside organ from the great Col Nolan, plus Bob McIvor on trombone, Lennie Hutchinson on bass, and Derek Fairbrass on drums. Ben Turpin adds in a bit of "moon voice" – which is as cool as it sounds – and titles include "Frank Mills", "Turn On", "Walking In Space", "Drop Out", "Three Five Zero Zero", "Good Morning Sunshine", "Let The Sunshine In", "What A Piece Of Work Is Man", "Hashish", "Aquarius", and "Hare Krishna". LP, Vinyl record album

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