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Jerzy MilianRivalen – Ballet Music 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of the most complicated sounds we've ever heard from Polish jazz legend Jerzy Milian – and that's saying a lot, given his important modern jazz recordings of the 60s! The work here is all from very special projects – dubbed as "ballet music" in the title, but really far more than that – as these are hardly the kind of sprightly tunes designed to inspired dancers in tight costumes – and which instead work much more like these sophisticated compositions for larger ensembles – blending Milian's jazz roots with new ideas in 20th Century music! All of the pieces are quite long – two were scored for TV films, one more for a ballet stage show, and one more is an unused (but recorded) composition for dance – and all of them feature fuller orchestrations, with some of Milian's vibes – and solos from musicians who include Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky on alto, Joachim Graswurm on flugelhorn, and Zdzislaw Nowak on alto. Titles include "Tempus Jazz 67", "Tema Con Variazioni", "Bellet For Saxes", and "Rivalen". CD

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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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Mission Of BurmaHorrible Truth About Burma ... LP
Ace Of Hearts, 1985. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Includes "Dumbells" – one of our favorites! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with inner sleeve! Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Jemeel MoondocNew York Live ... LP
Cadence, 1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The cover may be a bit goofy, but the album's filled with fire throughout – a great document of Jemeel Moondoc's talents at the start of the 80s! The set brings together two different performances, but both by the same group – a rock-solid lineup that features Moondoc on alto, Roy Campbell on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums – all coming together with a force and focus that's almost a link between the New York styles of the loft jazz generation and the earlier ESP era! Side one features two beautifully soulful numbers – an offbeat take on "Salt Peanuts" that really opens up the tune, and Campbell's great "Thanks To The Creator". Side two is more open, but filled with rich flavors – including a bit of guest vocalization from Ellen Christi – who really adds some great elements to the side-long "High Rise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light moisture staining along the opening.)

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Phil Moore & The Afro Latin SoultetAfro Brazil Oba! ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very unique little record – and one with a sublime blend of Latin, soul, and vocal styles! The record's a fair bit more sophisticated than most other efforts like this from the 60s – thanks to a strong batch of talents that includes Gil Fuller on arrangements, Phil Moore III on piano, Leni Groves on vocals – and a host of small combo players who include Joe Pass on guitar, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion! There's a warmly soulful west coast jazz sound here that's perhaps the strongest aspect of the record – a style that steps off nicely from the hipper side of LA, but throws in a few Latin influences – making for a really great sound that's totally fresh, and which really makes this record stand out from the pack! Titles include a great version of "What Is Wrong With Groovin", plus "Midnight Blue", "Batucada", "I Want Your Kiss", "Lavender Lady", and "The 8th Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeLa Smagliatura (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saimel (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
An expanded version of this dark little soundtrack – a mid 70s thriller scored in the best dramatic tradition of Morricone's work! The mood shifts easily from track to track – with some spare tunes that focus on a single instrument, like oboe or off-tune piano, and others that push fuller orchestrations with a bit more force – and even a bit of wonderful wordless vocals from Edda Dell'Orso! Overall, things stay pretty dark, but as usual with this sort of score, there's some occasional tunes that burst out with a bit of hope and light – like the wonderful tune "Ipocrisia", very much in the best Mondo Morricone mode! Other tracks include "Radio E TV", "L'Errore", "Paurosamente Sinistra", "Ambigua E Pervsersa", "Pioggia Sui Tetti", and "Bellezza Pericolosa". CD features 6 bonus tracks! CD

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NawaAncient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs Of Aleppo ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
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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New York UnitBlue Bossa ... CD
Bellaphon/King (Japan), 1991. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 5 – The Sextet ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A gem of a session from Lennie Niehaus – one of his best 50s albums for Contemporary, and one of his most obscure too! The album features Lennie's alto in the company of a group that includes Bill Perkins on tenor and flute, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet. There's no piano at all in the group, and the four horns come together magically – with a well-composed sound that's got all the tightness of LA in the 50s, but with more than enough solo room ot let Lennie and the others sparklet. Titles include "Belle Of The Ball", "Fond Memories", "Knee Deep", "Take It From Me", and "Elbow Room". CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert NighthawkBricks In My Pillow ... LP
Pearl Records, Early 50s. Sealed ... $19.99
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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No BS Brass BandRVA All Day (with download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
Definitely no BS here – as the group really works in a tight approach to brass band grooving – using just one drum and plenty of horns for rhythm – while still managing to serve up some tasty solos over the top! There's a style here that really links up generation – a mode that's heavy in classic Crescent City grooving, but which also brings in a bit of contemporary funk too – especially on the lyrics, which often crackle with the vibrancy of hip hop – yet aren't really bounce-type lyrics at all. The lineup features four trombones, three trumpets, alto sax, and drums – and titles include a cover of "Thriller", plus the tunes "Jalapenos On The Side", "Run Around", "RVA All Day", "Get It Awn", "Meat Wagon", and "Love Seat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice textured cover – and includes bonus download too!)

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OriginalsPortrait Of The Originals ... LP
SOUL, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a sense of righteous, personal energy that matches the evolving sound of Marvin Gaye at this point – with a similar force that really helps redefine the way that male soul harmonies come together! The mellow cuts are tremendous – as mindblowing as anything that Teddy Pendergrass cut with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – and the fuller numbers have this proud, soaring sound that's equally wonderful. Arrangements are by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van De Pitte, and the track list includes "The Bells", "I Like Your Style", "There's A Place We'd Like To Know", "Don't Stop Now", "You Want Hearts & Flowers", and "I'll Wait For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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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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Eddie PalmieriLucumi Macumba Voodoo ... LP
CBS, 1978. Very Good- ... $18.99
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 70s – even though it was recorded for a major label! Like a number of his old counterparts in the New York indie world at the time, Eddie made a move to Columbia Records in the late 70s – a shift that should have dampened his soul, but which only served to set him free in a broad wash of new styles! The sound here is fuller than before, but in a really great way – a style that takes the inventive rhythms and piano work of Eddie's earlier albums, and infuses it with that breakout groove of the late Nuyorican generation – a style that was both keenly aware of tradition, yet also able to communicate the local flavor of the New York scene to an increasingly global audience! Most of the album's in a Latin jazz mode, but there's also some great soul touches on the set from time to time – and tracks range from spare, raw percussive numbers to others that have a swirling set of arrangements that really take off. Soloists include Ronnie Cuber and Afredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, plus a great lineup that includes Franceso Aquabella, Dom Um Romao, and the other Palmieri, Charlie, on piano and organ – and most of the vocals are in choro format. Titles include "Spirit Of Love", "Lucumi Macumba Voodoo", "Colombia Te Canto", "Mi Congo Te Llama", and "Highest Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a tracklist sticker and some stains on the back.)

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Charlie ParkerImmortal Charlie Parker ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 60s. Very Good- ... $29.99
Older Bird material – originally recorded as 78rpm releases for Savoy, packaged up here in full LP form, along with alternate takes and a great cover, in the years after his early death. Titles include "Red Cross", "Sippin At Bells", "Little Willie Leaps", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", and "Half Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove, in the black & white cover. Cover has a center split on the top seam. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Cheryl (short take)".)

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✨✧ Picadilly LineHuge World of Emily Small ... LP
Lightning Tree (UK), 1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
A lost British psychedelic pop effort from Picadilly Line – fixtures on the UK rock club scene of the era – and a great little record that belongs in the upper echelon of work from the time! The Huge World Of Emily Small features swirling tunes and wonderfully mannered harmony and lead vocals by the core duo of Rod Edwards & Roger Hand – but the secret weapon here might by the production and arrangements by easy genius John Cameron, who worked with Donovan on Sunshine Superman and stands over another rich set of arrangements here! Players include Alan Hawkshaw on keys and other storied UK session players of the time – including Harold McNair on flute. Tracks include "Silver Paper Dress", "At The Third Stroke", "Can You See Me", "How Could You Say You're Leaving Me", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Visions Of Johanna", "Come And Sing A Song", "Her Name Is Easy" and more – plus a whopping 12 bonus tracks! Those include "Rosemary's Bluebell Day", "Gunny Sunside", "Yellow Rainbow", "I Know, She Believes", "My Best Friend", "Memories Fade" and "I Can Tell You Everything". LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(Includes download.)

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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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✨✧ Dave RaySnaker's Here! ... LP
Elektra, 1965. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A mid 1960s recording from Dave Ray, a white blues singer and blues guitar player. He accompanies himself on a 12 string guitar and Tony Glover plays mouth harp on a couple of the songs. The songs are very much in the tradition of Lead Belly and Robert Johnson and they are surprisingly good. There are a couple of Ray originals, "Need My Help Someday" and "Go My Bail" but the rest are mainly blues covers and they include "Julie & Johnson", "Bull Frog Blues", "Saddle Up My Pony", "Broke Down Engine", "Rambling On My Mind", and "Blind Lemon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Lou ReedRCA & Arista Albums Collection (16CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 16CD ... $129.99 199.98
An insanely wonderful legacy in music – almost all of the important solo albums by Lou Reed – packaged here in one fantastically-done deluxe set! The sounds alone are worth the price of admission – music that begins with early post-Velvet Underground material recorded for RCA – with Reed reinventing himself as a gender-twisting poet of the New York scene – to a run of overlooked albums for Arista, where Reed deepened his skills as a songwriter – to an 80s return to RCA, where the singer emerged with a new sort of mature, positive outlook! Lou's a genius at every step of the way – and continues that here with his supervision of all the albums, and this overall package – done before his passing away, and his last legacy on record. Hal Willner also helped put the project together, and contributes beautiful notes to the 80 page hardbound book – which is filled with rare photos, art and other items from Reed's personal collection – and the heavy LP-sized box also features five 8" x 10" prints, and a reproduction of a rare RCA promotional poster. Features the albums Lou Reed, Transformer, Berlin, Rock & Roll Animal, Sally Can't Dance, Metal Machine Music, Coney Island Baby, Rock & Roll Heart, Street Hassle, Take No Prisoners, The Bells, Growing Up In Public, Blue Mask, Legendary Hearts, New Sensations, and Mistrial. CD

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