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Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
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Act One (Act 1)Act One ... LP
Spring, 1974. Very Good ... $8.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)
Also available Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Anglo Saxon BrownSongs For Evolution ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
Tremendous work from Anglo Saxon Brown – a Philly group who started out their recording career as Ujima on Epic, where they issued a handful of well-remembered singles – then changed their name and cut this one and only full length set for Atlantic! The album's a stunner all the way through – one of those sets that should have been much bigger at the time – and which, like the Ujima singles, has only gotten the group more and more attention over the years – as collectors and DJs have spread the word about its sublime soul sound! These guys are big – as you'd guess from the image on the cover – but they've got a tightness that's made even better by the Sigma Sound recording of the set – which merges their smooth blend of male voices and a female singer with some classic 70s Philly sounds. The album excels on both mellow cuts and groovers – and is still plenty darn fresh after all these years – a real under-discovered gem! The "Call On Me" is a nice smooth stepper, in a mellow pace that we really like – and "ASB Theme" and "The Grizzly" are some good funky club cuts – and other tracks include "Gonna Make You Mine", "Straighten It Out", "I'll Keep Lovin You", and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam, promo sticker, and some wear & staining.)

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✨✧ Black UhuruDub Factor ... LP
Mango, 1983. Very Good+ ... $12.99
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This LP bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out LP with a few from Red, fueled by Sly and Robbie and a cast of regulars from the Island/Mango stable. Sly & Robbie also handle the production duties, and there's no shortage of fat grooves and unrelenting rhythms, then taken to the next level with deep space echo drops and 21st century sound effects and tape edits. Includes "Ion Storm", "Big Spliff", "Boof'N'Baff'N'Biff", "Puffed Out" and "Android Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and a split top seam.)

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George FreemanNew Improved Funk ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's one of the funkiest ever from guitarist George Freeman, and one of the few to really hit that messed-up groove he was working in the clubs before his mid 70s retreat to Chicago! The style here is often all over the map – a mix of soul jazz and funkier numbers, but often served up with less of the direction than you'd get on Prestige, and even less of that on Groove Merchant – more in a raw small combo mode, with Freeman's guitar hitting plenty of raspy notes and weird solo excursions that keep even the mellower tunes exciting! The record features 2 different groups – one with John Young on piano, the other with Bobby Blevins on organ – and brother Von Freeman plays tenor sax on the whole set, although not nearly in the spotlight as George! (Definitely in keeping with something that Von told George many years back – quoted to us by George – "When you've got your own album, make sure that people know that you're the star!") Titles include "New Improved Funk", "Daffy", "Happy Fingers", "Confirmed Truth", "Guitar Lover Man", and "Big Finish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a paritally split top seam, and a cutout hole.)

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Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... LP
Omega, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers from an ensemble that includes Junior Mance on piano and Leo Wright on alto sax – the latter of whom gets in some of his best early solos here, really blowing in a way that adds a nice dose of soul to the set! And even though you may think by the instrument and the scene you may be able to guess the sound, don't count on it – because there's a tremendous amount of surprises here – thanks to key contributions on arrangements from group members Jerry Cournoyer and Danny Patiris, both of whom work with Gonsalves to blow apart the tunes and make for some plenty interesting solo space. Titles include "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Stablemates", "Moment's Notice", "Steresis", "Little Melonae", "Sharon",a nd "Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape along the top seam & some light wear.)

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has pieces of clear tape on the top seam and a small sticker on front.)
Also available Fly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mobb DeepHell On Earth ... LP
Loud, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trendy hopping trap in this tight follow-up to their legendary Imfamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much beyond what made 'em (in)famous, their strong production is top notch and strong to this day.. Also, some nice guest appearances from Method Man, Raekwon, Nas, Big Noyd. Includes the hilarious "Drop A Gem On 'Em", "Hell On Earth", "Extortion", "More Trife Life", "Still Shinin'", "G.O.D. Pt III", "Nighttime Vultures", "Bloodsport" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo version in a pic sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker and stuck on paper along the bottom 4 inches.)

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Teruo NakamuraTeruo Nakamura Rising Sun Big Band At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Agharta (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A cooking American set from Japanese bassist Teruo Nakamura – recorded live at Carnegie Hall, right around the time of his classic fusion albums for Polydor! The set features Nakamura at the head of a host of American players – Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Steve Grossman on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Landrum on keyboards, Bob Mintzer on tenor, and Bill Washer on guitar – plus a bit of trumpet from Randy Brecker and percussion from Dom Um Romao! With a lineup like that, you can definitely guess the sound – a top-shelf batch of fusion, played with plenty of soulful undercurrents, and an occasional bit of funk as well. Tracks are long, and titles include "Wiggle Worm", "Steppin With The Lord", "Manhattan Special", and "Rising Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book!)

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Leo ParkerLet Me Tell You 'Bout It ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good ... $99.99
An odd little session for Blue Note – odd in that it features a host of players who weren't normally part of the label's off-used roster of big-name sidemen, and odd in that it features a swinging style that's a bit of a nod to earlier jazz days than the early 60s. Baritonist Leo Parker cut some heavy sides for labels like King and Savoy – but on this Blue Note session he really opens up in a hard-swinging way that you don't always hear on his earlier recordings. The group's a firey sextet, with John Burks on trumpet, Bill Swindell on tenor, and Yusef Salim on piano – but the real star is Parker, who swings the baritone harder and faster than just about anyone else we've heard. Titles include "Blue Leo", "Glad Lad", "Parker's Pals", "Low Brown", and "Vi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing, with RVG stamp and ear. Vinyl has a mark that clicksa bit on "Low Brown". Cover has a cutout hole, half split top seam, some gloss separation, and light stains on back.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good- ... $14.99
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group – with Russ Freeman on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. Players in the fuller lineup include Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Herb Geller on alto, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone and tenor – and titles are mostly modern numbers written by other jazzmen like Horace Silver, Denzil Best, Jimmy Giuffre, and Sonny Rollins. Titles include "Groovin High", "Move", "Four Brothers", "Anthropology", and "Airegin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dark green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a name in marker across the back, and a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good 2LP ... $14.99
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a Blues At Carnegie Hall event, and though the performance was not recorded for a live album release he went on the cut a similar set list with varying players that included Lonnie Brooks, Phil Upchurch and Eddie Tayor on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, Earl Phillips and Albert King on tracks. It's really wonderful stuff, obvious epiphany material for loads of rockers and young players on both the US and British blues scenes to come! 23 tracks in all: "Bright Lights Big City", "I'm Mr Luck", "Found Joy", "Kind Of Lonesome", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Hold Me Close", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Blue Blue Water", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Boogie In The Dark", "Take Out Some Insurance", "The Sun Is Shining" and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top seam & spine.)

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Buddy Rich & Gene KrupaBurnin' Beat ... LP
Verve, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A drum-heavy spectacular that returns Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich to their big band roots – thanks to some hard-swinging arrangements from George Williams! The tracks are a bit shorter and done with a larger group than on some of the other Rich or Krupa sides for Verve – but there actually seems to be even more drum pyrotechnics here, possibly because the players' efforts are compressed into such a tight space! Production is a bit odd – with the drums so high in the mix that they sometimes come across with more treble than bass – but that really highlights some of the most inventive moments on the top of the kit as well. Titles include "Duet", "Perdido", "Evolution", "Night Train", and "Hawaiian War Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and half split top seam.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Rusty Bryant & The Carolyn Club BandAmerica's Greatest Jazz ... LP
Dot, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful early work from the great Rusty Bryant – captured here in a hard-blown tenor style that's much more R&B than the later funk and jazz he'd cut for Prestige! The style here is very much in a great small combo club mode – no surprise, as Rusty's working with the Carolyn Club Band in Columbus, Ohio – a tight little group that matches his fierce energy on the tenor, mixing in plenty of jazz inflections with their rhythms, but still letting Rusty have plenty of space to show who's the boss of the set! The tracks include Bryant's big single "Blow Rusty Blow", plus "Castle Rock", "All Nite Long", "Slow Drag", "Hanka Boo", and "Back Street". Very nice stuff – and a side of Rusty not often exposed! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & a split bottom seam lined with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Doug CarnAdams Apple ... LP
Black Jazz, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a split top seam, half split spine, and some discoloration around the edges, and a crease near the top.)
Also available Adams Apple ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Dobie GrayDrift Away ... LP
Decca, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After having a huge huge huge hit with "The In Crowd" in the mid 60s, Dobie Gray laid low for quite some time, before coming back big with the title to this one – the spacey "Drift Away", one of the huge AM radio hits of the mid 70s. The style's quite different than Dobie's other work, and the record was produced in Nashville with a strong hit sound. Other titles include "LA Lady", "Eddie's Song", "Caddo Queen", "City Stars", "Lay Back", and "Rockin Chair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam and split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Heaven & EarthThat's Love ... LP
WMOT/Fantasy, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Heaven & Earth – recorded after their big years on Mercury, but with Philly production that gives them a nice fresh sound! The production's a lot more in a modern soul vein than before – but the harmonies are top-shelf all the way, and seem to stretch out even more than on earlier albums, hitting ranges that are normally the province of indie soul recordings from the early 70s, instead of slicker ones from the early 80s. "That's Love" is a great soul number that reminds us of the building emotion of the group's classic "Guess Who's Back In Town" – and other good tracks include "I Really Love You", "You're A Blessing", and "Give Love One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFanfare For The Warriors ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A beautiful little record from the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and although performed for a bigger label than some of their previous indie outings, the set may be one of the most dynamic the group ever recorded! Atlantic Records is clearly giving the group a lot of space here – as they're recording in Chicago, in a relatively free setting – able to stretch out and change things up with amazing energy – never just free jazz exploration, but a very rich, complicated, well-considered approach to their many layers of instrumentation and rhythm! Muhal Richard Abrams makes a great guest appearance on the record – adding in some wonderful piano passages – and the set includes the usual mix of reeds, percussion, and vocals – plus the beautiful bass work of Malachi Favors. Tracks include "Nonaah", "The Key", "Tnoona", and "Fanfare For The Warriors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & some peeling on the top right corner.)

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Very Good- ... $5.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Do It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeProud Mary ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
Solomon Burke may be most famously known for his early recordings for Atlantic Records – but he still sounds pretty darn great on this set, recorded at Fame Studios in 1969, and with a rootsier feel than before! Solomon himself handled the arrangements, and co-produced with Tamiko Jones – and the instrumentation is quite lean and very stripped-down – drums from Roger Hawkins, guitar from Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton, and keyboards from Barry Beckett – all burning down at the bottom range of the Muscle Shoals spectrum! Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Proud Mary", plus "These Arms Of Mine", "I Can't Stop", "What Am I Living For", "Uptight Good Woman", "Don't Wait Too Long", and Solomon's own "How Big A Fool (Can a Fool Be)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label mono pressing.)

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Lamont DozierRight There ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Lamont Dozier's biggest albums of the 70s – a sweet debut for Warner Brothers, but one that still keeps all the best elements of his ABC albums firmly intact! Arrangements are still by Lamont and McKinley Jackson – who really know how to help Dozier find that tightness brewed up in the Detroit scene, while also pushing things further with some upbeat grooves that really find new territory too! Dozier's vocals are great – that slightly less than perfect style that always makes his work sound so personal and meaningful next to some of his slicker 70s contemporaries – a really appealing style that always has his 70s records at the top of our listening stack. Titles include "Joy", "Groovin On a Natural High", "Right There", "With A Little Bit Of Mending (We Could Be As Good As New)", "Ain't Never Loved Nobody", and a great remake of "It's the Same Old Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkBlacknuss ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $8.99
Roland plays moody jazz versions of some of the biggest soul hits of the early 70's – including tracks like "What's Going On", "Mercy Mercy Me", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some other nice originals which sum up his take on "blacknuss". Titles include "Blacknuss", "Which Way Is It Going", and "One Nation". Billy Butler is on guitar, and the great Sonelius Smith is on piano on a number of tracks. Roland even sings a bit, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam & a partially split top seam.)

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Krzystof Komeda, Janci Korossy, Aladar Pege, et alJazz Greetings From The East ... LP
Fontana (Germany), 1965. Very Good ... $43.99
An amazing document of the depth of the Eastern European jazz scene in the postwar years – a place where some of the most revolutionary jazz in Europe was being produced, but which hardly got a chance to export it, given the political situation at the time! The collection was done under the supervision of Joachim Berendt, and is an especially well-chosen batch of material – one that represents key figures on the Polish, Russin, Hungarian, and Yugoslavian scenes of the time. Titles include "Piontawka" by Zbigniew Namyslowski Quartet, "Roman II" by Komeda Quintet, "Mister Great Novgorod" by Wadim Sakun Sextet, "Dalia" by Aladar Pege Trio, "Man With The Top Hat" by Janci Korossy & Jazz Studio Prague, "With Pain I Was Born" by Zagreb Jazz Quartet, and "Family Chronicle" by S & H Jazz Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(A very clean copy, save for some surface noise on side two, track 4. Cover has light edge wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Mad RiverMad River ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Good+ ... $16.99
Heavy rock from the late 60s San Francisco scene – an obscure psychedelic group who cut this stunning record for Capitol! The album's got some really heavy guitar work and high-spirited vocals that predate many of the bigger concept 70s groups – done in a style that's pretty darn jamming, and which has a nice righteous edge at times. The album's got a number of nice long tracks, and titles include "Wind Chimes", "War Goes On", "Hush Julian", "Eastern Light", and "Amphetamine Gazelle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a split top seam and a bit of marker on the back.)

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Shelly Manne/Jimmy Giuffre/Shorty Rogers/Bill RussDeep People (aka Jazz Composers Workshop) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare counterpart to the Charles Mingus album on Savoy of the same name – an even more obscure date that features some equally modern music! The album features a shifting array of players throughout – small modern groups on side one, with Bill Russo on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumkpet, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Art Pepper on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing in modes that are similar to some of the small group Kenton offshoot material for other labels, or to some of Rogers' important early sides for Capitol and RCA. Titles on this side include "Deep People", "Count On Rush Street", "Slightly Brightly", "Princess Of Evil", and "All Of Me" – which features a vocal by Shelly! Side two features a bigger group arranged by Russo, and featuring a range of smaller players, plus a bit of vocals from Shelby Davis. Titles include "Ennui", "Sposin", "Cookie", "Cathy", and "An Esthete On Clark Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Prince Phillip MitchellMake It Good ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The long-overdue full length debut from Phillip Mitchell – an artist who cut some great singles over the course of the 70s, and also wrote a fair bit of classics for other, bigger name acts! Phillip did some of his earlier work of the decade in both Memphis and Muscle Shoals – but he also had a key relationship with Norman Connors as well, who helped Mitchell take his southern roots into even more sophisticated soul territory! Mitchell produced the album himself – and arranged with Paul Riser and McKinley Jackson – and the overall sound is a wonderful blend of deeply personal vocals with smoother mellow soul grooves – a really top-shelf affair all the way through, and the kind of album that's only finally getting its due many years later! Tracks include "Star in the Ghetto", "You're All I Got In the World", "Falling From Heaven", and "If I Can't Be Your Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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John MurtaughBlues Current ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent jazzy moog record! John Murtaugh's probably not a household name – and he's certainly not as well-known as some of the bigger moog stars of his day – but he's working here with a great rhythm section that includes Herbie Hancock on piano and Bernard Purdie on drums. Murtaugh solos over the top in a great moogy fashion – and despite the fact that the album's title and cover seems to have a "blues" feel, the record itself is some of the best writing we've ever heard for the instrument, and it takes the moog way past its usual role of space sounds and silly cover versions. All tracks are originals, with a mix of funky styles, breezy styles, and even a bit of jazzy styles. Titles include "Moon Rock", "Slinky", "Ramblin", "Sign Wave's Connected To The Pulse Wave", and "The Floater". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, clear tape on the spine & bottom seam, light wear, and a Demonstration stamp.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... $16.99
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, unambiguous, fearless sexuality! Amazing stuff, and an early hint that Prince had a look, sound, style and talent that could, and eventually would pretty much takeover a heck of a lot of cultural space. Titles include the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and creases.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryFurther Adventures of Jimmy & Wes ... LP
Verve, 1966. Good+ ... $3.99
The second great session from two of Verve's biggest jazz stars of the 60s – organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery – an unlikely pair, to be sure, but one who work great together on the set! The real change here is in Wes' playing – as it's shifted from the mellower style used over larger backings on most of his Verve sets, back to the rootsier soul jazz tone of his earliest recordings from his days on the Indianapolis scene. Jimmy and Wes are working with a core combo that includes Grady Tate on drums and Ray Barretto on conga – making for a lean organ/guitar groove that's only got percussion to kick it along. Titles include "Call Me", "OGD", "King Of The Road", "Mellow Mood", and "Maybe September" – plus a great version of "Milestones" that features some hard swinging larger backings from Oliver Nelson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Universal Robot BandDance & Shake Your Tambourine ... LP
Red Greg, 1977. Very Good- ... $12.99
Excellent work by the Universal Robot Band – an electronic ensemble put together by producer Greg Carmichael, and featuring that great funky moog sound that he and Patrick Adams were using heavily at the time! The tracks have a funky disco groove – similar to groups on P&P Records, but a bit more conventionally disco at points too – with elements that might have made these guys cross over to a slightly bigger audience in the 70s. The moog is plenty great throughout – going really wild a times, with that unbridled quality that really marks a P&P recording – and the beats often that that slightly funk, sweetly stepping Adams/Carmichael groove too! With all that great keyboard work, there's hardly a tambourine in sight – and titles include "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine", "You're My Music", "Space Disco", "Save Me", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top & bottom seam.)

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VariousDisco Madness (2LP promo version) ... LP
Salsoul, Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
6 of the biggest late 70s singles for the Salsoul label – stretched out to form one hard-grooving LP! Nearly every cut's a super-disco winner, and titles include "My Love Is Free" and "Ten Percent" by Double Exposure, "It's Good For The Soul" and "Magic Bird Of Fire" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice, and "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP promo version! Cover has an unglued top seam & some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Com Bossa ... LP
99 Records (Germany), 1996. Very Good- ... $11.99
A really groundbreaking little set – the revival of bossa influence on the Japanese scene, presented here by a host of hip talents from the earliest years of the club jazz scene! The album's got a wonderful vibe through and through – a sound that was later taken up by bigger names from Japan, but which has a perfect sort of feel here – never too over the top, never too muddled up with dancefloor elements – and often turned towards subtle sounds and themes bring the record a nice sense of depth. The "bossa" here is one that comes more in spirit overall – as the album's never a simple copycat of Brazilian modes – and as such, it really shows the way that Japanese artists of the time were stepping out strongly to forge their own grooves and rhythms. Titles include the beautiful "Moonstone", plus Sama Nexusia" by DJ Matsuoka, "Breathing" by Skipjack, "Summer Rain" Gleeps, "Teriyaki" by Blue Bongos, "Living Day By Day" by Loud Step Market, "Message In The Music" by Rhythm, "Sol De Primavera" by Arco Iris, and "Love Bossa Style" by Amore Hirosuke & Love Machine. LP, Vinyl record album

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JD BlackfootUltimate Prophecy ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A country rock session from JD Blackfoot – but one with a hipper edge than most! Side one features some more mainstream-styled tunes that fit nicely with the down-homier side of the rock spectrum at the end of the 60s – but side two really trips things out nicely, and gets relatively psychedelic in its use of guitar, heavy drums, and vocals. Tracks on this side are nearly all originals by Blackfoot, and have a really dark quality to them – one that's stark, spare, and really stands out from the rest of the record. And heck, if the whole thing sounded as great as side two, we'd almost imagine that the album would have ended up being a much bigger classic than the obscurity it's turned out to be! Titles include "Death's Finale", "Pink Sun", "The Ultimate Prophecy", "Waiting To Be Born", and "Cycles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light moisture staining along the top seam.)

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✨✧ Big Audio DynamiteMegatop Phoenix ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FeltPictorial Jackson Review ... LP
Creation, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's another excellent Felt reissue from our heroes at Cherry Red – the bands 8th album, originally released on Creation in 1988! The album proved that longevity was a big part of the Felt equation, bringing their pretty much timelessly appealing, Hammand organ grooving mood rock into the late 80s. It's easily one of their best late albums! Tracks include "Apple Boutique", "Ivory Past", "Until The Fools Get Wise", "Bitter End", "How Spook Got Her Man", "Christopher Street", "Under A Pale Light", "Don't Die On My Doorstep" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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