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Ennio MorriconeIl Prato ... LP
CAM (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
This one's the score for Isabella Rossellini's first film – a period piece handled here with a dreamy finish that has strings mixing with pan pipes, and some occasional brasher passages of drums and percussion. The strings aren't as dark as in other Morricone films – and are more there just to build slowly and create mode, with less of the atonality that Morricone could sometimes use. Titles include "Le Ombre", "Il Prato", "Il Coltello", "La Finestra", and "Tremo Perche Ti Amo". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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NirvanaLocal Anaesthetic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A very weird and wonderful step forward for the British group Nirvana – a set that marks their move to the Vertigo label with some very open-ended, freewheeling songs that were mostly the brainchild of group member Patrick Campbell-Lyons! Each tune takes up a full side of the record – and has the group exploring more progressive territory, but still with all the strong sense of tunefulness of the past! There's more core rock instrumentation, and less of the larger arrangements from their Island Records years – but that also seems to give the songs a primal power that the group never had before! Side one features the moody "Modus Operandi", and side two features the nicely driving "Home" suite – a very dynamic tune. CD also features the bonus single tracks "The Saddest Day Of My Life" and "I Wanna Go Home". CD

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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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Mike OldfieldOmmadawn ... LP
Virgin, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
The third album from symphonic rock pioneer Mike Oldfield – at this point unable to steer his way out of the engulfing shadow of his massive Tubular Bells album of a couple years earlier – yet still bearing fruit creatively, as Ommadawn is his third excellent and pretty much unprecedented album of layered instrumental mood rock grandeur in a row! It's not only his third album, it's his third 2 part, single piece epic in a row that's woven from acoustic, electric, classic and modern instrumentation – with a choir and and folk instrumentation keeping in something of an earthy realm, even with synthezisers and more otherworldly touches. Influences from Irish folk to African percussion, it's uncompromising, intricate and interesting to this day! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Lee Perry & FriendsSingles Collection – Anthology 1968-1979 ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $13.99
If you're not ready to go for the whole hog and invest in the 4 volumes with 2 CDs each of the Complete Singles sets, this 2CD set collects some of the best bits for a great snapshot of Perry's insanely huge body of work. Funky, tight reggae jams from the earlier part of his career, this set is filled with many classics: "People Funny Boy", "French Connection", "Bucky Skank", "White Belly Rat" and "Bush Weed" by Lee Scratch Perry, "Tighten Up" by The Untouchables,"Return Of Django","Dollar In The Teeth", "Enter The Dragon" and "Live Injection" by The Upsetters, "Come Into My Parlour" and "Jump And Rale" by The Bleechers, "Shocks Of Mighty" by Dave Barker, "Duppy Conqueror", "Keep On Skanking" and "Small Axe" by Bob Marley And The Wailers, "A Place Called Africa", "Curly Locks" and " Beat Down Babylon" by Junior Byles, "Africa Stand " by Dennis Alcapone, "Don't Cross The Nation" by Little Roy, "Walking The Streets" by The Hurricanes, "Better Days" by Carlton & The Shoes, "My Girl" by Busty Brown, "Round And Round" by The Melodians, "Just One Look" by Hortense Ellis, "Space Flight" by I. Roy, "Sick And Tired" by Neville Grant, "Words Of My Mouth" by The Gatherers, "Black Candle" and "My Little Sandra" by Leo Graham, "Give Thanks" by Delroy Denton, "Herb Vendor" by Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, "Public Jestering" by Judge Winchester, "Hurt So Good" by Susan Cadogan, "Talk About It" by The Mighty Diamonds, "Woman's Gotta Have It" by Jimmy Riley, "Bush Weed Corn Trash" by Bunny & Ricky, "To Love Somebody" by Bunny Rugs Clarke, "Down Here In Babylon" by Brent Dowe, "Sons Of Slaves" by Junior Delgado, "Rainy Night In Portland" by Watty Burnett, "Cross Over" by Junior Murvin and "Garden Of Life" by Leroy Sibbles. CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island, 1976. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub album, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw, glory, with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. With 10 essential tracks from the original release: "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Upsetter pressing.)

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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 ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Procol HarumProcol Harum ... LP
Deram, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
The amazing first album from Procol Harum – a group with a sound that's still unlike anyone else we can think of – even though they were a key part of the London scene of the 60s! The group are steeped in all of the blues, soul, and jazz elements that influenced so many other British acts of the period – but they have this way of presenting the music that brings a whole new sort of drama to the music – this flair that never overwhelms, and instead embellishes the music in this really special way – so that the tunes have this brilliance that's kept them fresh for many decades to follow! Lead singer Gary Brooker is a key part of the record's magic – a very distinctive singer – and a young Robin Trower contributes plenty on guitar, as does Matthew Fisher on Hammond. But there's also some arrangements that really set the whole thing in an unusual direction – and which make the record way more than just another bluesy rock set from the time. Hard to argue with the baroque brilliance of "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", "A Christmas Camel", "Salad Days", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Conquistador" – not to mention the hit, "Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam & a name in pen.)

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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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Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsProliferation ... CD
482 Music, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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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Pete RugoloAdventures In Rhythm ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the records that arranger Pete Rugolo cut for Columbia in the years after he parted company with Stan Kenton. As most modern jazz ears will know, Rugolo was one of the main reasons for Kenton's uniquely swinging approach in the early 50s – and he also lent his talents to some fantastic records by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and other hip vocalists of the time. This side has plenty of Rugolo's modern touches – but manages to swing nicely, spending a bit of time with strange assemblages of instruments and odd phrasings, but also getting back to the groove in time to keep things lively. Titles include "Sambamba", "Here's Pete", "Mixin The Blues", "Rugolo Meets Shearing", "Jingle Bells Mambo", "Good Evening Friends Boogie", "Conversation", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear & a split top seam.)

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Sal SalvadorMusic To Stop Smoking By ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 
 



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