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✨✧ Big Boss ManLast Man On Earth (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP
Blow Up (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from this mod British combo – a set that gets way past the easy retro references of previous albums, and goes for a vibe that's quite complicated, but still pretty darn groovy! The set's got the look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s – and these guys bring in a nice range of styles to match – from jaunty groovers to more complicated sonic explorations – served up on a blend of Hammond, Fender Rhodes, mellotron, timbales, tablas, electric sitar, and more – all with a feel that's maybe somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years! The whole thing's wonderful – a great evolution from before – and titles include "Trans Adonis", "Theme From Last Man On Earth", "Aardvark", "Blow Your Own", "Hail Caesar", and "Changing Faces" – and although most of the set is instrumental, three tracks feature some guest vocals too. LP, Vinyl record album
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Lee Perry & The UpsettersHigh Plains Drifter – Jamaican 45's 1968 to 1973 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A stunner! High Plains Drifter collects material from the mighty Lee Perry during the crucially creative and fertile period between 1968 & 1973 – in which he founded the Upsetter imprint and had some chart success. It was such a productive period, resulting in hundreds of singles and a number of albums, that a whole bunch of incredible music made during it has been pretty badly overlooked over the years! This set on the always great Pressure Sounds puts together 20 of those – many of them simmering with quite a funky sound! Killer organ grooves and smoking rhythms highlight numbers by Val Bennett, The Mellowtones, The Ethiopians, Junior Byles and, of course, the amazing Upsetters! Glen Adams and Winston Wright handle those organs, sax by Tommy McCook, bass by Aston Barrett, trumpet by Bobby Ellis and other legendary instrumentalists, plus Lee Perry on percussion and production. Includes "Val Blows In" by Val Bennett & The Upsetters, "Boss" by Count Sticky & The Upsetters, "High Plains Drifter", "The Man With No Name" and "Amigo" by The Upsetters, "It's Growing" by Busty Brown & The Upsetters, "What's Wrong With You" by The Bleechers, "He Don't Love You" by The Silvertones, "Awake" by The Ethiopians, "A Big Joke" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters, "Rockfort Psychedelion" by Count Sticky & The Upsetters, "Iniquity Workers" by The Faithful Brothers, "Rip Up Festival '71" by Junior Byles & Righteous Upsetters and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill CosbySilver Throat – Bill Cosby Sings ... LP
Warner, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird little record from Bill Cosby – a set that's not as all-out funky as some of his other vocal albums, but still pretty nice overall! The style here is more bluesy than soul-based, but production is still by Fred Smith, of 103rd Street Rhythm Band fame – and the album has a sense of grit that's a lot stronger than you might guess. Many of the tunes are covers from an older R&B era, and Cosby takes them with an approach that's a bit tongue-in-cheek at times – kind of garbling the lyrics and muddying up the sound, even though we know he can sing a bit more clearly from other records! There's certainly a few tracks that have a nice gritty soul sound, and titles include the great "Little Ole Man" which is basically Bill doing a skit over the "Uptight" rhythm – plus "Bright Lights Big City", "Big Boss Man", "Hush Hush", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Mojo Workout", "Doncha Know", and "Place In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting spine and partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousSweet Soul Music 1961 – 31 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "The Watusi" by The Vibrations, "Stand By Me" by Ben E King, "Raindrops" by Dee Clark, "Turn On Your Love Light" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Gypsy Woman" by The Impressions, "Ya Ya" by Lee Dorsey, "A Little Bit Of Soap" by The Jarmels, "Tossin & Turnin" by Bobby Lewis, "Driving Wheel" by Little Junior Parker, "Daddy's Home" by Shep & The Limelites, "Big Boss Man" by Jimmy Reed, and "Hide Away" by Freddy King. CD

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✨✧ Catfish HodgeDifferent Strokes – The Complete Eastbound & Westbound Recordings (Boogie Man Gonna Get Ya/Dinosaurs & Alleycats/Soap Operas) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Three full albums from heavy rocker Bob "Catfish" Hodge – a great underground talent on the Detroit scene of the late 60s and early 70s – and one who recorded for the same Westbound label as Funkadelic! Hodge shares a lot with some of the best Detroit talents of the time – namely a real genre-crossing sound that's very color blind – one that mixes in equal parts blues, rock, and soul – and which sometimes hits some funkier edges too – no surprise, given the Westbound recording style at the time. The guitar is great – often fuzzy, but never too freaky – and nicely focused on the rhythms on most tunes, until it takes off in some sweetly expressive solos. Hodge's vocals have a nice degree of grit, and a quality that's a bit like Dr John – in which he's referencing older modes and styles, but manages to come off without any hoke at all. The 2CD set features all three albums recorded for the Westbound/Eastbound label – Soap Operas, Dinosaurs & Alleycats, and Boogie Man Gonna Get Ya – plus b-sides and a few unreleased tracks too. Titles include "Train To Detroit", "Boogie Man", "Different Strokes", "Ghetto", "Hungry Love", "Big Boss Man", "Oscar Teo", "For Free", "Des Woman", "Sweet Cocaine", and "We Got Love In Our House". CD

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 1 & 2 – Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early soul, late R&B, and plenty more – served up here in a mighty cool compilation that definitely lives up to its name! This one's perfect for a hot summer night – when the grooves always sound best when they're a bit laidback – the kind of mellow grinders and slower steppers that really rule throughout this set – all pulled from obscure 45s from back in the day, in a good mix of familiar names and lesser-known gems. Titles include "Hungry Man" by Titus Turner, "You're The Boss" by Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks, "Trouble" by The Robins, "Tell A Whale Of A Tale" by Wynonie Harris, "Workin Out" by Ernie Fields, "Mozelle" by Andre Williams, "Lonesome Drifter" by Jericho Brown, "I Said No" by Pat Clayton, "Please Mr Jailer" by Wynona Carr, "Anytime" by Dee Irwin, "Swinging On A Chandelier" by Bobby Beck, "He's A King" by Barbara McNair, "The Gal From Joe's" by Nina Simone, "Rain Down Rain" by Big Maybelle, "Dead Man's Blues" by Scatman Crothers, "Ghost Town" by Eddie Miller & His Band, "Summertime" by Santo & Johnny, "Cindy Lou" by Dick Penner, "Lilly's Lament" by Helen Grayco, and "Taboo" by Sylvie Moro. CD
 
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Gene Ammons/Tom Archia/Johnny GriffinChicago's Boss Tenors – 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great set that brings together some great lost material that was originally recorded for Chess (or Aristocrat as it was called back then), and which was only ever released on 78s. Gene Ammons plays here with the lost Chicago tenor talent Tom Archia (who never made it out of the city as much as the other big Chitown tenor names), and the two fo them groove nicely on tracks like "Swingin For Xmas", "Stuffy", "Minor Blues", and "The Battle". Johnny Griffin also checks in with tracks like "Riff Raff" and "Bees Ees" – and the record also includes performances by the city's great Claude McLin on "Swivel Hips" and "Bennie's Bounce". Nice notes on the sides and the scene, too, by the city's great promoter, Joe Segal. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and an old price sticker on front.)

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Barney KesselBreakfast At Tiffany's/Bossa Nova/Contemporary Jazz-Latin Rhythms ... CD
Collectables/Reprise, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A groovy groovy treat – 3 of Barney Kessel's best 60s albums on one 2CD set! Breakfast At Tiffany's has Barney playing the best bits of Mancini's great score from the soundtrack – working with a cool little group that features horn work by both Bud Shank and Paul Horn, both of whom provide some wonderful finishes on the top! Bossa Nova is a really tasty set of big band bossa nova numbers – arranged with a hard-swinging LA edge by Bob Florence and Chuck Sagle – and Contemporary Latin Rhythms is kind of a blend of both sets, with Barney back in the company of some jazzy LA hipsters, working through some great Latin-tinged numbers in a very cool style! There's a total of 34 tracks between the 2 CDs – and titles include "One Note Samba", "Love", "Everytime I Hear This Song", "Jada", "Summertime", "Sally's Tomato", "Mr Yunioshi", "The Big Heist", and "Moon River Cha Cha". CD

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Ira Kris GroupJazzanova ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best lost MPS albums from the classic years – and a very tasty batch of jazzy Brazilian grooves! Guitarist Ira Kris leads a groovy little combo that includes 2 guitars, flute, bass, and drums – and the group runs through a tight set of bossa groovers with a breezy jazzy sound. Highlights include some great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Reza", and "Casa Forte" – but the album also has some nice originals like "Inside My Head" and "Juanito". The sound's a bit like a Baden Powell album, but it's a lot more lively – especially since there's 2 guitars jumping around in the mix. Plus, the bassist is the great Jimmy Woode (from the Clark Boland Big Band), and he gives the record a nice soulful bottom sound – more depth than you might expect from the usual bossa jazz record of this nature. CD

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Henry ManciniBig Latin Band Of Henry Mancini/Latin Sound Of Henry Mancini ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1968. New Copy ... $16.99
2 great albums of Latiny tunes from Henry Mancini! The Big Latin Band Of Henry Mancini features a very hip lineup of west coast jazzmen – including Bud Shank and Tom Scott on reeds, Buddy Childers and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Ray Brown on acoustic bass, Max Bennett on fender bass, Larry Bunker on percussion, and Shelly Manne on drums. The rhythms have a great mix of Latin influences and Mancini magic, the kind of grooves you'd hear on his 60s soundtracks at the time, and the vibe is nice and relaxed. It's a bit more upbeat than bossa, but not as all-out as other RCA Latin sessions – thanks to Mancini's nice sense of warmth and space in the arrangements. Titles include some pretty darn cool takes on "Mission Impossible", "Fistful Of Dollars", "Magnificent Seven", "Touch Of Evil", and "Springtime For Hitler", from the film The Producers. Other titles include "Patricia", "Zacatecas", and "Las Cruces". The Latin Sound record is a gem from a few years earlier – with some great arrangements by Mancini! The album's less a straight Latin date than it is a new approach to the grooves Henry was laying down on his 60s soundtracks – a mix of bossa and cha cha-inspired themes that sparkle wonderfully with warm jazzy touches from a host of LA players who include Dick Nash on trombone, Harry Klee on flute, Ted Nash on alto and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, and Gene Garf on organ – all working beautifully under Mancini's direction, with a sound that's both tight and relaxed at the same time! Lots of tracks have some nice groovy organ, which gives the arrangements a cool lively sound – and titles include "Preciosa", "Baia", "Carnavalito", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Tico Tico", and the nice "Senor Peter Gunn", a Latin remake of Mancini's big hit! CD

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Rob McConnell & The Boss BrassPresent Perfect ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Rob McConnell was one of the few leaders still flying the big band flag high at the end of the 70s – and his work for the MPS label takes off where most of the imprint's bigger groups of the late 60s and early 70s left off! The group's got some strong players who had fame in their own groups – like reedman Moe Koffman, or trumpeters Sam Noto and Guido Basso – and the group's got acoustic horns in the lead, plus electric guitar, bass, and keyboards in the rhythm section – giving the album that nice juxtaposition used by some of the hipper big bands of the 70s. There's a soulful, dynamic sensibility to the whole record – and titles include the classic "The Waltz I Blew For You", plus "Start With Mrs Beanhart", "Twist Of The Wrist", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD

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Rare EarthMa ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Rare Earth get some super-heavy help on this set from Norman Whitfield – who wrote all the tracks for the record, and produced the whole thing with a thundering intensity to match his best work with The Temptations! Given Rare Earth's more rock-styled bent, the sound's a bit different here – but the record has an undeniably soulful quality that really makes it stand out – even amongst other excellent early work by the group. Titles include the super-extended jammer "Ma", which runs for over 17 minutes in length – plus great versions of "Hum Along & Dance", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and "Big John Is My Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the embossed cover, which has light wear and some small stains.)

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Shorty Rogers & Kelly GordonBug-In ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $43.99
An incredibly groovy set of funky studio tracks – written as a "bug-in" celebration for the dune buggy scene in late 60s California – and headed up by Shorty Rogers and Kelly Gordon! The whole thing's a great batch of bigger band tunes that bounce with a really heavy swing – nice bits of electric keys and bass at the bottom, and some searing soulful solos on sax and flute. The artists playing on the set aren't listed, but we wouldn't be surprised if it contained lots of players from the Tom Scott, Hal Blaine, Emil Richards camp of studio jazzers from the time – especially as the record sounds a lot like some of Scott's best bigger group work. The whole thing's packaged in a great gatefold cover with images of buggies and babes – and it's a really unique treasure that's got loads of great funky sunshine grooves! Titles include "Baja Boot", "Glitterbug", "Spyder Bug", "Mini T", "Boss Bug", and "The Manx Meets The Bronco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a piece of clear tape on the spine, and WGN marker on back.)

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✨✧ Tom ScottTom Scott & The LA Express ... LP
Ode, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
A real breakout moment for reedman Tom Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic jazz and soul sessions too! The groove is a lot sharper and tighter than earlier Scott albums, but never too slick – and definitely has that great ear for a funky undercurrent that seems to bring out the most soulful notes in Tom's horns – underscored here by wicked rhythms from the LA Express combo that features Joe Sample on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums. Titles include the sublime break track "Sneaking In the Back" – plus "Dahomey Dance", "King Cobra", "Easy Life", "Spindrift", "Vertigo", "LA Expression", and "Strut Your Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in the non-embossed cover.)

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VariousLittle Taste Of Soul – From The Outta Sight Diner – A Cool Blend Of R&B, Blues, Doo Wop, & Early Soul ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stirring sounds from the start of the 60s – all pulled from that magical moment when soul was first coming into place – brought together out of different strands of grooves that were rumbling around in the 50s! The set mixes R&B, vocal group, and even a bit of pop – but all with a sound that's plenty soulful throughout – and really uncovers some lesser-known gems in the process! These Outta Sight collections are always great for Northern Soul – and this one shows the roots of the genre – and really illustrates the way that so many 21st Century collectors are turning back to the generation before Motown. Titles include "I Say Hello" by Jimmy Breedlove, "Darling I Know Now" by The Mystics, "Because Of You" by The Dreamers, "Boss Bossa Nova" by Bellino, "Summertime" by Barbara D'Orleans, "Hi Fi Baby" by Teddy McRae, "Humdinger" by Little Marie Allen, "Please Don't Go" by Johnny Acey, "Baby Oh Baby" by The Shells, "Oh What A Fool" by Big Jay McNeeley, and "I Walk On" by Little Tommy & The Elgins. CD

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1967 to 1969 (coloured vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional quality and excellent performances – but it is flat out fun! As the title states, strains of pop, beat & bossa – plus mod & psychedelic fuzz – and the vocals girl group vocals are bright, rocking, playful or sultry or innocent depending on the groove! 25 tracks in all: "Black Room by Jun Mayuzumi, Sharock No 1" by Mie Nakao, "Nagisa No Tenshi" by Mieko Hirota, "Hatsu Koi No Letter" by Miki Obata, "Bazazz Tengoku" by The Cupids, "Aeba Suki Suki" by Margaret With Bunnys, "Nukui Aitsu" by Mika Nohira, "Kiiro No Sekai" by J Girls and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jorge BenFrom Brazil – Jorge Ben Sensational Singer-Composer ... LP
4 Corners, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great great great early stuff from Jorge Ben! He cut this album right on the heels of his big hits "Mas Que Nada" and "Chove Chuva", and the record's filled with peppy, jazzy, samba-sounding tracks, sung by Ben in a deep soulful voice. The set's a perfect bridge between the bossa nova era, and his later global soul recordings of the 70's, and nearly every cut's a winner. Includes the killer track "A Jovem Samba", plus lots more nice ones, including "Nascimento De Um Principe Africando", "Menina Gata Augusta", "Si Manda", and more! (This is the US issue of the album known as Silencio No Brooklin.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a light stain on the bottom – but is still very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Verve, 1962. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the Verve bossa years – a session that features the sweet tenor sax work of Stan Getz, alongside some swinging bossa arrangements from the great Gary McFarland! Given the strength of Gary's own work for Verve at the time, it's no surprise that he's a perfect accompanist for Getz on the session – working with just the right amount of space to let Stan stand out from the pack, and really creating a great blend of Brazilian rhythms and some of the modder 60s styles at Verve. Gary contributed a number of originals to the session too – and titles include "Bim Bom", "Manlancolico", "Balanco No Samba", "Noite Triste", "Chega De Saudade", and "Manha De Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is lightly fogged one side 1.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisBossa Nova/Breakfast At Tiffany's ... CD
Collectables/Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 killers from Eddie Harris' years at Vee Jay – back to back on one CD! Bossa Nova is a very tight little bossa nova set, with a mixture of soul jazz soloing, and light rhythmic accompaniment directed by Lalo Schifrin. The whole thing has a wonderful vibe – in the pocket one minute, but also very groovily dancing the next – and the record stands as one of the most unique in Eddie's catalog from the time. Titles include the 2 long groovers "Cev Y Mar" and "Mima", plus "Samba Para Dos" and "Whispering Bossa Nova". Breakfast At Tiffany's is Eddie's jazz version of Mancini's famous score, played by his killer Chicago group from the old days. There's a great bunch of tracks here besides the hit "Moon River" – like "Sally's Tomato", "Mr. Yunioshi", "Latin Golightly", and "The Big Heist" – and Eddie and crew do an excellent job with the music, opening it up more than Mancini's recording, but still retaining all of its humor and warmth. Players include Charles Stepney and Willie Pickens! CD
(Out of print. Tray card and booklet have cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannBrazil – Once Again ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Mann returns to a Brazilian groove – a vibe that's slightly different than his bossa recordings of the 60s, but still mighty nice! During the previous decade, Mann was one of the biggest proponents of the new bossa sound – and worked on some really classic sides with key Brazilian players. Here, he's moving into a warmer 70s groove – some clubby touches mixed with Brazilian jazz, in a style that's mighty nice, and pretty darn unique – with just the right amount of influence from both sides of the equator! Pat Rebillot arranges, and also plays some great keyboards too – and the core combo is augmented by some larger horns that give things a nice sort of "umph" at all the right spots. Tracks are long, and titles include "Pele", "Oh How I Want To Love You", "O Meu Amor Chorou", and a remake of Joao Donato's "Lugar Comum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, 2 other stickers and a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Tania Maria & Niels-Henning Orsted PedersenTania Maria In Copenhagen (Tania Maria & Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen/Tania Maria Live) ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1978/1979. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little 2 CD set – one that offers up two rare slices of work from Tania Maria's years in Europe! The material here follows Tania's recordings for Barclay in France during the mid 70s – and it's done in a mode that's even more stripped down and jazz-based – a real change from her more famous recordings in the US during the 80s, but no less beautiful! CD 1 features Tania in duet formation with bassist Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – only Tania on piano and vocals, and Niels on bass, in a groove that's very stripped-down, yet also filled with all the life, light, and color of Maria's best work with bigger groups! Niels contributions to the set are certainly important, but Tania really drives most of the record herself – through magically flowing work on the piano, and sweetly breezy vocals that follow the groove! Titles include "Bim Bom", "Baiano Improvisado", "Rapaz De Bem", "Casinha Perquenina", "Refrao Popular", and "Chorinho Do Marquinho". CD 2 features Tania's trio caught live at Cafe Montmartre – Tania on vocals and piano, Andre Ceccarelli on drums, and Marc Bertreaux on bass – skipping along with the joyous groove of her Via Brasil albums from a few years earlier, really setting fire with a unique approach to bossa and Brazilian jazz! Titles include "O Que E Amar", "Carona", "Mr & Mrs", "Catoamante", and "Pingas Da Vida". CD

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✨✧ Peter ThomasBig Boss (aka Fists Of Fury) (original soundtrack) ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funkiest version we've ever heard of this great Bruce Lee soundtrack – one that brings together all the sweet instrumental moments by Peter Thomas, with sound that's much better than any other reissue! While previous versions have taken the music along with the dialogue, this gem of a set does a great job of isolating all the instrumental grooves – finally showcasing Thomas' excellent funky backings for Lee's onscreen antics, and also throwing in some sweet mellower moments that haven't appeared on other soundtrack releases too! The package is great, too – with English and German notes on the film and music, plus cool images too – finally telling the whole story behind one of the grooviest martial arts soundtracks ever. 20 tracks in all – including "The Amulet", "Hard Drugs", "Girl Loves Cheng Li", "Mukuri", "Big Boss Theme", "Big Boss & His Gang", "Blood & Dead Friends", and "EKG". CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazilectro 8 – Latin Flavoured Club Tunes ... CD
Audiopharm (Germany), 2006. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
These guys keep on going strong with Brazilectro – one of those compilation series that we should be suspicious of, but which always turns out to be better than we'd think! The real strength here is the choice of material – some of the best bits from a variety of contemporary labels that we already stock, filtered through so that the quality level remains quite high, and the tunes all have real roots and a sense of depth – not just some quickie studio work for a remix project! The overall sound has opened up a bit – allowing a number of Latin influences besides the bossa that first inspired the series – and the 2CD set features 27 titles that include "Roda Piao (Spiritual South rmx)" by Azymuth, "Mi Swing Es Tropical" by Quantic & Nickodemus, "Vamos Irmanos" by Ed Royal & DJ Enne, "Not With Me" by Jojo Effect, "Valeu" by Marcos Valle with Joyce, "Sunday" by DJ Day, "Sou Da Pasada (7 Samurai Afroraduna rmx)" by Jorge Ben, "Early Daiquiris" by Club Des Belugas, "Watermelon Man (Dan The Automator mix)" by Poncho Sanchez, "Dirty Old Bossa Nova" by Visioneers, "In The Back Of The Car (Nostalgia 77 rmx)" by Emo, "To The Full Every Minute (Yam Who rework)" by Big Bang, and "Ernestine (Lemon rmx)" by Joe Bataan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLe Coeur Qui Jazze – The Most Controversial & Wanted Cult-Grooves ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mix of jazz, bossa, and other European grooves from the 60s and 70s – a smashing compilation of rare tracks, very much like others in this series! There's not much of a structure to the collection, but the cuts are all mighty nice – a really well-selected batch of numbers that includes "Conversations" by Silhouettes, "Sombre Guitar" by Danser's Inferno, "Claudia" by Panema Leblon, "Autumn Leaves" by Milt Jackson, "Jive Samba" by Jon Hendricks, "Here We Are Falling In Love" by Meta Roos, "Le Coeur Qui Jazze" by France Gall, "Exotica" by Walter Kubiczec, "Uela Uela" by Charly Antonlini, and "Sunshine Superman" by Big Jim Sullivan. CD

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness (UK pressing) ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Plus, this groovy reissue also includes two previously unissued cuts – "Who Needs Forever" and "The Sadness of After"! CD

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✨✧ Angela MariaReinha Do Radio – Gravacoes Historicos 1955/1956 (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 50s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare work from Brazilian singer Angela Maria – one of the bigger talents in the pre-bossa years, captured here on radio performances from the mid 50s! Angela definitely has a romantic approach at times, but also one with a fair bit of darkness too – blue notes and sad-tinged touches that differ greatly from American pop of the time, and which show the sophistication that graced most Brazilian work, even in the years before bossa styles had firmly taken hold. There's plenty of eerie instrumental in the backings that keep things interesting – and the work is way more than mainstream pop – real proof that there was always something going on in the world of Brazilian music! Package features 4 full CDs with really lovely Kodachrome-style covers. CD
 
 
 



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