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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLost & Found – The Unreleased 1971 Recordings ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
A completely lost album from Detroit legend Lyman Woodard – recorded around the same time as his Saturday Night Special classic, and every bit as great! The material is stunning – and easily rises to the top of the pack of the rare few examples of Woodard's genius that were caught on record – and like Saturday Night Special, the set's a masterpiece of mellow funk – with these cool, complicated arrangements that have both the grooves and Lyman's Hammond stepping out unlike anybody else – light years ahead of the late 60s soul jazz organ combos, but still with a lean, clean vibe that's very different than the large, smooth sounds of slicker 70s jazz. All tracks are long, and the record is totally wonderful – a gem that would be changing for hundreds of dollars, had it been issued in the 70s – but maybe even more amazing all these many years later as a rare extra bonus for fans like us! Titles include "Kimba", "Funky Lyman", "Lyman's Mambo", "Belle Isle Daze", and a surprisingly funky version of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". CD

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Yellowman & Fathead/Purpleman/Sister NancyYellow, The Purple, The Nancy ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A gem of a joint headlining record by Yellowman & Fathead, Purpleman and Sister Nancy – with a varied vocal flavor, but a sweetly simmering cohesive vibe – thanks to top shelf production by Junjo Lawes! All tunes features backing by the Hi Times Band, recorded at Channel One with a timeless feel. 10 tracks in all, including"Mr Wong", "Baby Father", and "Mash It Up Now" by Yellowman & Fathead, "Feeling Irie", "Get Ready", "Out Of Hand", and "Westmoreland Skank" by Purpleman, and "A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy", "Dance Pon The Corner" and "Bang Belly" by Sister Nancy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungBlue Lester ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... $4.99
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! CD
(Out of print.)

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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✨✧ Attila ZollerDream Bells (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of an album from guitarist Attila Zoller – one that's just a trio date, but which almost seems to have a fuller feel than some of his records from the time! The rhythms are wonderful – this warm, round bass from Frank Luther, whose tones alone really create a soulful energy on the record – and drummer Sonny Brown's got this nicely skittish tone that percolates even the mellow moments in this really great way – leaving Zoller to solo spaciously over the top with a sublimet one, and maybe a slightly deeper sense of soul than usual. Titles include "Dream Bells", "Seascape", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Sudden Romance". CD features a bonus track – "Oleo". CD

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John Zorn/Bill Frisell/Kenny Wollesen/John MedeskiTransmigration Of The Magus ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 18.98
Really beautiful work from one our favorite John Zorn projects of the past few years – his sublime Gnostic Trio, a group with Bill Frisell on guitar, John Medeski on organ, and Kenny Wollesen on vibes! The trio come together here in these ethereal, hypnotic compositions by Zorn – really meditative music that's way different than the squeaks and squonks of his early years – and which shows this amazing maturation, and a great understanding of the more subtle sides of the sonic spectrum. For this album, the group adds in two harpists and one additional musician on bells and vibes – which only makes the sound more incredible – and titles include "Apocryphon", "The Divine Word", "Gnostic Hymn", "Into The Light", "Perfect Mind", and "Providence". CD

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John Zorn/Jay CampbellHen To Pan ... CD
Tzadik, 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 18.98
A set that draws inspiration and compositions from John Zorn, but which is really the brainchild of cellist Jay Campbell – who works here with a mindblowing approach to the music! The cello has never sounded so bold and powerful before – arguably as free and frenetic as Zorn's alto during it's glory days – and Campbell also works with an additional cello and violin, plus drums from Tyshawn Sorey, and a bit of piano from Stephen Gosling. The CD features three different readings of Zorn's "Ouroboros", plus the canonic "Occam's Razor" – and the additional "Aristos", which is billed as "ten metaphysical ambiguities for violin, cello, and piano". CD

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Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult & Compas Music ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 22.99
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by the Soul Jazz Records crew! The music here is tighter and better produced than some of the earlier calypso featured on compilations on Honest Jons – but the sounds are still quite striking, and the music goes way beyond familiar modes from Harry Belafonte – to mix of jazzy elements, Latin rhythms, local styles, and lots more – with wonderful notes that really get at the music as well. A real surprise – one we love a lot more than we expected – with titles that include "Come To The Caribbean" by The Eloise Trio, "Timbales" by Alfredito, "Mississippi Mambo" by Noro Morales, "Donkey Wants Water" by Bay Street Boys, "Nago" by Katherine Dunham Ensemble, "Nassau Blues" by Peanuts Taylor, "West Indies" by Sonny Burke, "Mary's Lamb" by Hubert Porter & The Jamaica Calypso Funmakers, "Theme For Conga" by Julio Gutierrez, "Yembe Laroco" by Celia Cruz, "Omo Belli" by Gina Martin, "Maiz" by Katherine Dunham Presents Singing Gods, "Fifty Cents" by Duke Of Iron, "Anna Macao" by Eloise Trio, "Liza See Me Here" by King Scratch, "Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa" by Cortijo, "Perseverance" by Count Lasha, and "Whai Whai Whai" by Lord Fly. CD

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VariousAttack Dub – Rare Dubs From Attack Records 1973 to 1977 ... CD
Attack/Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The attack is sharp here, but the decay is what really moves us – that slow fade and spacey sound that makes classic dubs like this so great! The package pulls together lots of rare tracks from the Attack label of Bunny Lee – most with music by The Aggrovators, and a whole extra level of sound and space from the production – which really abstracts the core elements in this totally great way! Tunes include dubs of work by Linval Thompson, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Barry Brown, and others – and titles include "Don't Cut Off Your Dub", "A Dancing Roots Version", "Dance With Me Baby", "I'm Gone Dub", "Money Dub", "The Meduca", and "Easy Skanking Version". CD
Also available Attack Dub – Rare Dubs From Attack Records 1973 to 1977 ... LP 15.99

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VariousAttack Dub – Rare Dubs From Attack Records 1973 to 1977 ... LP
Attack/Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
The attack is sharp here, but the decay is what really moves us – that slow fade and spacey sound that makes classic dubs like this so great! The package pulls together lots of rare tracks from the Attack label of Bunny Lee – most with music by The Aggrovators, and a whole extra level of sound and space from the production – which really abstracts the core elements in this totally great way! Tunes include dubs of work by Linval Thompson, Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Barry Brown, and others – and titles include "Don't Cut Off Your Dub", "A Dancing Roots Version", "Dance With Me Baby", "I'm Gone Dub", "Money Dub", "The Meduca", and "Easy Skanking Version". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousBest Of Original Dancehall Vol 1 ... LP
Trojan, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A strong set of early gems in the dancehall style – stone classic jams from the immediate post roots era, still with strong ties to the steady rhythmic style of earlier Jamaican music, and often with easygoing, soulful vocals – with benchmark jams by Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Cornell Cambpell, Freddie MCGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Irsael Vibration, Sofia George and John Holt. Really wonderful stuff that strongly stands the test of time – it's amazingly fresh to this day! Includes "Sitting And Watching" by Dennis Brown, "Rope In" by Cornell Campbell, "No Competition" byu Freddie McGregor, "Lend Me Your Chopper" by Johnny Osbourne, "Why You So Craven" by Israel Vibration, "Revolution" by Dennis Brown, "Girlie Girlie " by Sophia George and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlame It On The Dogg – The Swamp Dogg Anthology 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams is a man of many talents – a musical reach that goes way beyond his familiar solo records of the 70s, and which stretches back strongly with some deep roots in 60s soul! Back in the day, Williams worked often as a producer, arranger, and songwriter for a variety of different artists – a good deal of whom are featured on this set – one of the best collections we've ever seen of Jerry's mighty talents in the studio! In a way, Williams is almost better behind the booth in the studio than he is in front of the microphone – as he's got a way of handling an artist that really gets to the heart of their talents – mixed with his own sense of hutspah that helps get the recordings out to the market where a weaker producer might have failed at the job. CD features 24 tracks in all, along with some great notes on these other Swamp Dogg productions by Jerry – and tracks include "Plea #3" by Eleanor Grant, "Your Best Friend" by The Drifters, "He's Gone" by Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, "On Your Way Home" by C & The Shells, "Shipwrecked" by Jerry Williams, "Stop Knocking" by Ruth Brown, "God Bless" by Wolfmoon, "Complication #4" by Arthur Conley, "Don't Trust A Woman" by Slick N The Family Brick, and "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me" by Kenny Carter. CD

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VariousBoobs – The Junkshop Glam Discotheque ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning set of funky glam rock from the key years of the British scene – all tunes that are nicely grooving with that madly compressed style that we love so much! Guitar and vocals all seem to be coming out of the same fuzzed-out source on the tunes – as basslines step stiffly forward and drums snap with a flatness that supports the style perfectly – creating a glittering groove that goes way way beyond the better-known hits of the era! The set's a real treasure trove to our ears – filled with 20 tunes that we'd never heard before, but which easily match (if not blow away) our best expectations for glammy groovers. Titles include "Albatross" by Chunky, "Turtle Dove" by The Rats, "Little Bit O Soul" by Iron Cross, "Natural Gas" by Paul Ryan, "Love Is Alright" by Hot Rod, "Guitar Man" by Shelby, "Motor Boat" by Jimmy Jukebox, "Let's Go" by Rock Rebellion, and "Shout It Out" by Ice Cream. CD

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✨✧ VariousCiao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great groovy pop from the Italian scene of the 60s – a wealth of rare singles from female singers, almost all of whom we've never heard before! We'll confess to a long love and deep knowledge of female French singers from the time – but also admit a strong ignorance about most Italian pop, which always seems a bit harder to find – especially collected together in sets like this for the English-speaking world. And while we totally love the French sets from Ace Records, we almost dig this one even more – as the whole thing's so fresh, so groovy that each new tune is a real delight – as bold orchestrations mix with mod rhythms, rockish instrumentation, and some totally cool Italian lyrics sung by a batch of female singers who've definitely got us already digging for more. Titles include "Baluba Shake" by Brunetta E I Suoi Balubas, "Il Mio Posto Quale" by Ornella Vanoni, "Sono Qui Con Voi by Caterina Caselli, "Un Amore Inutile" by Isabella Ianetti, "La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare" by Catherine Spaak, "Il Geghege" by Rita Pavone, "Ragazzo Triste" by Patty Pravo, "Se Telefonando" by Mina, and "Questa Sinfona" by Carmen Villani. CD
Also available Ciao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP 19.99

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VariousCiao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Great groovy pop from the Italian scene of the 60s – a wealth of rare singles from female singers, almost all of whom we've never heard before! We'll confess to a long love and deep knowledge of female French singers from the time – but also admit a strong ignorance about most Italian pop, which always seems a bit harder to find – especially collected together in sets like this for the English-speaking world. And while we totally love the French sets from Ace Records, we almost dig this one even more – as the whole thing's so fresh, so groovy that each new tune is a real delight – as bold orchestrations mix with mod rhythms, rockish instrumentation, and some totally cool Italian lyrics sung by a batch of female singers who've definitely got us already digging for more. Titles include "Baluba Shake" by Brunetta E I Suoi Balubas, "Il Mio Posto Quale" by Ornella Vanoni, "Sono Qui Con Voi by Caterina Caselli, "Un Amore Inutile" by Isabella Ianetti, "La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare" by Catherine Spaak, "Il Geghege" by Rita Pavone, "Ragazzo Triste" by Patty Pravo, "Se Telefonando" by Mina, and "Questa Sinfona" by Carmen Villani. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ciao Bella – Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s ... CD 14.99

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VariousFeel Like Jumping – The Best Of Studio One Women ... LP
Studio One/Heartbeat, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An excellent collection showcasing the gentler gender's work for Coxsone Dodd! Women singers get overlooked often in collections of reggae, and certainly there are less recordings of female vocalists emanating from Jamaica, but this nice batch of tracks does a great job of working to correct that, featuring golden throated sisters and nothing but pure Studio One sweetness! 16 tracks in all, including "Don't Wory About Me" by Nana McLean, "Sleeping Trees" by Nina Soul, "FeelLike Jumping (original version)" by Marcia Griffiths, "No No No (original version)" by Dawn Penn, "Whisper To Me" by Cecille Campbell, "Try A Little Smile (extended mix)" by Doreen Schaffer, "Sea Puss & Bammie" by Little Audrey, "Buck Town Corner" by the Jay Tees, "Consider Me" by Jennifer Lara and "Secretly" by Hortense Ellis. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFrom Alamo To El Dorado – Great Western TV & Movie Soundtracks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
Beautiful, simply beautiful! The set features 23 tracks from a range of western-themed movies and TV shows – not really spaghetti westerns, but the sort of popular American work of the 50s and 60s, which often starred bigger names in show business, and which features popular vocal themes interpreted by chart stars of the time. The approach is quite different than most of our other soundtrack selections – a wealth of groovy pop vocal tunes united through western themes, and compiled together in a fantastic package with images from the films. Titles include "Fury" by The Prarie Chiefs, "The Man From Laramie" by Al Martino, "The Ballad Of Cat Ballou" by Nat King Cole & Stubby Kaye, "The Lonely Man" by Tennesse Ernie Ford, "Man With True Grit" by Glen Campbell, "Buttons & Bows" by Bob Hope, "The Wind The Wind" by Dean Martin, "Old Turkey Buzzard" by Jose Feliciano, "Marmalade Molasses & Honey" by Andy Williams, "The Legend Of Wyatt Earp" by Shorty Long, "Stagecoach To Cheyenne" by Wayne Newton, and "Bronco" by Johnny Gregory. CD

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VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. CD
Also available Instrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP 19.99

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VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder-hitting, as the groove's completely without vocals overall – and the range of material is even more obscure than some of the usual BGP/Ace bits! The combos on the set range from rocking R&B combos to early funky jazz outfits – and the recording quality on most of these tracks is nice and rough and ready – with just the right edge to send over these cuts even more! Titles include "More Soul" by Ron Buford, "Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax" by Detroit City Limits, "Chocolate Cherry" by Joe Tex Band, "Humpin" by Frank Armstrong & The Stingers, "Stokin" by Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones, "Thing" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sundance (part 1)" by Lorenzo Holden, "Put Your Weight On It (part 1)" by Fillmore Street Soul Rebellion, "Roly Poly Mickey Lolich" by The Fans, and "Bad On Bad" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Instrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... CD 14.99

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VariousKu-Pow! – British Guitar Instrumental Music Of The Sixties ... CD
El (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Explosive Joe Meek instrumentals from the 60s UK scene – with scorchers by The Tornados, The Packabeats, The Moontrekkers, The Fentones, The Ted Taylor Four, The Outlaws, Tony Hatch, The Phantoms and many more! If you're unfamiliar, Meek was a virtuoso producer with a sound and style that was anything but meek – anchored by raw rhythms, searing guitars and electronic embellishments that were far ahead of their time – all fueling these mad instrumentals with touches of R&B, rockabilly, surf and soundtracky styles ranging from sci fi to westerns! Wild, fun stuff that's almost completely instrumental. Titles includes "Theme From 'The Traitors'" and "Evening In Paris" by The Packabeats, "Telstar" and "Earthy" by The Tornados, "Ku-Pow!" and "Sioux Serenade" by The Outlaws, ""There's Something At The Bottom Of The Well" and "Hatashiai" by The Moontrekkers, "The Mexican" by The Fentones, "Cloak And Dagger" by The Echoes, "Taboo" by Sounds Inc", "Checkpoint", "Border Patrol" and ore by Dennis Newey, "Out Of This World" by Tony Hatch and more. 33 tracks in all! CD
 
 
 



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