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✨✧ James BrownRoots Of A Revolution ... CD
Polydor, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great collection of 60s work by James – one that goes way past the hits, to show the birth of the funky style that would forever be James' calling card in the 70s! The package starts in the earlier King R&B years – with tracks that are hard and soulful, yet which also have a unique approach to rhythm that was the beginning of Brown's experiments in funk. As the set moves on, it runs through an assortment of 60s hard soul styles – with touches of soul jazz, sock-boogaloo, and more – all coming together to serve up a great portrait of James' early genius! The package has a number of wonderful vocal cuts, some instrumental bits, and even some rare studio dialogue – and it features tracks pulled from a number of rare singles and long out of print LPs, complete with a killer booklet too! Titles include "Baby You're Right", "Doodle Bee", "This Old Heart", "I'll Never Never Let You Go", "I Cried", "I Don't Care", "Shout & Shimmy", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Maybe The Last Time", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2)", "Just You & Me Darling", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Hold It", "Begging Begging", "That Dood It", and "Chonnie On Chon". 43 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis Fuller & The Jazz AmbassadorsJazz Conference Abroad (Trip) ... LP
Smash/Trip, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An excellent jam-session set – featuring Curtis Fuller and a host of excellent American players that includes Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Benny Bailey, Eric Dixon, and Patti Brown. The group's also joined by Europeans Stu Martin and Ake Persson – in very long tracks that have an open-ended, live jam session feel to them. This mix of players is very strong, and the set feels like it's more of an MPS/Saba set than the usual Smash/Mercury jazz outing from the time. Recorded in Switzerland in the mid 60s – and featuring long versions of "Stolen Moments", "Blue N Boogie", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry 'The Hipster' GibsonBoogie Woogie N Blue ... LP
Musicraft, Mid 40s/1984. Sealed ... $19.99
We've never been entirely sure if Harry Gibson is the same person as Henry Gibson – known for his offbeat acting in Nashville and Laugh-In – but given the wavy hair he's got on the cover of the set, we like to think so! The tracks are a nice little exercise in small combo jive vocals, and have a feel that's similar to some of Slim Gaillard's work from the time. Coincidentally enough, Slim's on guitar on some tracks, but the main vocals (and piano parts) are by Gibson – done in a slightly humorous mode that's pretty darn great. Titles include "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?", "Riot In Boogie", "Get Your Juices At The Deuces", and "I Stay Brown All Year 'Round". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynonie HarrisDon't You Want To Rock – The King & Deluxe Acetate Series ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
Some of the greatest, most influential rhythm & blues ever recorded – the seminal R&B recordings the great Wynonie Harris cut for King Records – plus a second CD of rare alternate takes! Wynonie paved the way for a huge number of artists to come, but even if we're going to sidestep his trailblazing legacy, the recordings are jaw-droppingly great – really raw, full of fire, and often with a gritty lyrical approach that made Harris one of the key figures in the development of rock – with an attitude towards sex and drinking that could still make your grandmother blush! The backdrops are largely made up of a piano, horns, and the thumping bass and drums rhythm section – a perfect foil for Wynonie's voice, which is always front and center – seizing your attention in full, whether the cut is a bluesy lament or sly come on. Plus, the package pulls all the music from the original acetates – essentially the "master tapes" used by King Records in the pre-tape years – with titles that include "Love is Like Rain", "Rose Get Your Clothes", "I Like My Baby's Pudding", "Baby Shame On You", "Blowin' To California", "I Want My Fanny Brown", "Wynonie's Boogie", "Blowin' To California", "All She Wants To Do Is Rock", "Oh Babe", and "Teardrops From My Eyes" with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra. 48 tracks on 2CDs! CD

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John Lee Hooker, Albert King, & OthersKing Strings – King/Federal/DeLuxe Guitar Grooves 1949 to 1962 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Guitar-heavy genius from one of the most important labels of the postwar years – the legendary King Records, home to James Brown and a heck of a lot of other great musicians too! This package focuses on the contributions that King made towards revolutionizing the sound of the electric guitar in the 50s – and chooses an ultra-hip batch of tracks that range from blues to R&B, and really come across with a hell of a lot of fire all these many years later! A few cuts have vocals, the rest are all instrumentals – and the tracks either feature a key guitarist as a leader, or groups that have a crucial electric player in the lineup. Titles include "San Ho Zay" by Freddie King, "Let's Rock" by Johnny Otis with Johnny Guitar Watson, "Dyna Flow" by Albert King, "Steam Roller" by Mickey Baker, "Louisiana Hop" by Pete Guitar Lewis, "After Hours" by Jimmy Nolen, "Stomp Boogie" by Texas Slim, "Space Guitar" by Young John Watson, "Floyd's Guitar Blues" by Bill Doggett, "Gainesville" by Roy Gaines, and "The Big Push" by Cal Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with bonus insert too!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing from the early 80s, with obi.)

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✨✧ Boogaloo Joe JonesRight On Brother ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A fantastic album of funky jazz guitar – by one of the best players in the genre! This is Ivan's first truly sublime album – a set that showed the world that he was easily one of the greatest jazz guitarists of his generation – able to spin out single-note jams with a speed and dexterity that few others could match! The groove here is totally great and very righteous – heavy drums from Bernard Purdie, wailing organ from Charles Earland, and saxophone from Rusty Bryant – all cooking together in the best early 70s Prestige jazz funk mode! Titles include "Right On", "Brown Bag", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Poppin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a bit of light pen on back, but is nice overall.)

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Gary McFarlandProfiles ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Guy Morris & BandHot Pants Party/Cool It ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2005. New Copy ... $7.99
A heck of a great little party – even without the Hot Pants! Guy Morris grooves it here in a stone James Brown mode – socking with the bass on the beats, and really going for a heavy sound overall. The tune's incredibly catchy – somewhere between sock boogaloo soul and deeper funk – and Guy's warmer vocals over the top give the tune a unique feel of its own! "Cool It" follows in a similar heavy groove – lots of horns blasting out the theme while funky guitars riff and scratch underneath. Guy sits out the vocals on this one – letting the instruments take the tune to some really groovy places! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Smoky BabeWay Back In The Country Blues – The Lost Dr Oster Recordings ... LP
Arhoolie, 1960/1961. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Rare recordings of Robert "Smokey Babe" Brown – a guitarist who was born in the delta during the height of the early blues years, and who still held onto the rootsy style strongly in the 60s! The tracks have surprisingly high fidelity – way better than usual for field recordings of this nature and vintage, as the subtle phrasings of Brown's work on the strings of the guitar are captured beautifully – almost with a fluid style at times that's more folk, but an overall execution and vocal approach that's pure blues all the way. The set features 13 tracks, all recorded by Harry Oster in Scotland, Louisiana – and titles include "Bad Luck & Trouble", "Chicago Bound", "If I Had Listened To What My Mama Say", "Boogie Gal", "Goin Home Blues", "I'm Goin Home On The Morning Train", and "On Mr Walter's Farm". LP, Vinyl record album

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SonzeiraBrasil Bam Bam Bass – Outtakes & Remakes – Curated With Love ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2015. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 17.98
A great second helping of work from Gilles Peterson's Sonzeira project – one that features outtakes that didn't make it on the original album, and some remixes and remakes too – all of which continue the warmly collaborative vibe of the project! The music is awash in acoustic elements – especially percussion – but also mixed with lots of the cool, contemporary styles that Gilles has been giving us on his radio show and Brownswood label for years – all in a cross-cultural vibe that's a bit like his recent projects in Cuba! And as with the main album, this is hardly low-end bossa-remix work – and instead a really thoughtful reworking of styles that comes from a strong love of the original music, with a great ear towards new generations. Titles include "Plum Blossom", "Mystery Of Man (4hero rmx)", "Um Toque (alt master boogie)", "Xi Ba Ba (Kyodai rmx)", "Brasil Pandeiro (Drumagick's beach mix)", "Nana (Sunlightsquare rmx)", "Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E rmx)", "Ele E Ela (Werkha rmx)", "Ultrastellar (Chassol rmx)", "Xi Ba Ba (Atjazz Edit)", "Bam Bam Bam (Simbad acid dub)", and "Sambaio (Demus percapella)". 2CD package, too! CD

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Rufus ThomasFunky Chicken (Do The Funky Chicken plus bonus tracks!) ... CD
Stax, 1970. Used ... $3.99
A great version of the classic Rufus Thomas album Do The Funky Chicken – presented here with lots of bonus tracks from singles! The core record is one of Rufus' best from the 70s – a key record from his comeback years, and one that has him trading in his older R&B mode for a harder, funkier Memphis groove! Rufus was 52 at the time, but thanks to a never-dying fire, and some great youthful arrangements, the set crackles with a raw intensity that put him at the top of the funky Stax for the time! The set includes the massive comeback hit "Funky Chicken", plus a sublime remake of "Sixty Minute Man" – done in a slow and funky mode that rolls on for lover 7 minutes in all! Other tracks include "Soul Food", "Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown", "Turn Your Damper Down", and remakes of "The Preacher & The Bear" and "Bearcat". Plus, the CD also features a bonus 7 tracks from singles at the time – work that's almost even funkier, on titles that include "Itch & Scratch (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Way", "So Hard To Get Along With", "Funky Mississippi", and "Boogie Ain't Nuttin (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Stanley TurrentineCommon Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good+ ... $12.99
A really great later Blue Note session from Stanley Turrentine – a small combo set that's almost a return to the format of earlier years! The group's a strong one – and features Shirley Scott on organ, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums – playing in a style that's subtler and more laidback than his work with Lou Donaldson, but which still has a nice funk undercurrent. Stan's horn is in wonderful form on the record – really taking advantage of the longer tracks to open up with a mellow and exploratory tone – and the team of Scott and Ponder especially sounds great next to each other on the album. Tracks include "Boogaloo", "Buster Brown", and "Common Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Watsonian InstituteMaster Funk/Extra Disco Perception ... CD
DJM/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Funky treasures back to back – two Watsonian albums from the late 70s on one CD! Master Funk is a great Johnny Guitar Watson side project – a set not billed directly to his name on the front, but which has all the great hallmarks of the best Watson albums from the 70s! Johnny produced, wrote songs, played, and sung on the record – but there's also an equal focus on his backing group too – which means maybe a bit lead guitar upfront, and more vocals from the whole ensemble – who work together to give the whole thing a mighty great party sound! In fact, some of the best numbers almost have a roller boogie vibe that's not unlike early hip hop – although other numbers get much bassier, and funkier overall. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Virginia's Pretty Funky", "De John's Delight", "Lady Voo Doo", "Master Funk", and "The Funk If I Know". Extra Disco Perception is hardly the disco promised in the title – and more of a club funk album overall – served up with plenty of input from the great Johnny Guitar Watson! The album's a great break from Johnny's usual groove – as he's able to retire his personality a bit, and slide in with the groove of the rest of the band – even though Watson's still at the helm – handling the writing, arrangements, and production of the record! The band handles most of the vocals, though – in a cool catchy style that works great with their tight instrumentation – and the whole thing's mighty groovy throughout. Tracks include "Pretty Brown Doll", "Rock", "Pretty Miss T", and "New York New York". CD

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✨✧ VariousBig Break Rapper Party – Sounds Of New York Vol 1 (expanded version) ... CD
Queen Constance, Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Skaters, disco freaks and hip hoppers unite on this monster compilation featuring killer old school rap and boogie cuts – all produced by the legendary Peter Brown! The set reissues some of the legendary Big Break Rapper party LP originally issued on Brown's Queen Constance imprint, but drops most of the spacey disco and boogie tracks and fills it out with a nice batch of roller skating and disco rap tracks from the hey day of the old school east coast rap era. 11 numbers in all, including "Family Rap" by Family, "Willie Rap" by Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew, "CC Crew Rap" by the CC Crew, "Teen Machine Rap" by Teen Machine, "Patty Duke" by Cloud One, "Dancing Heart" by the Universal Two, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Boogie Feelin' Rap" by Sweet G, "A Scoopy Rap" by Scoopy and "Super Jay Love Theme" by Super Jay. CD

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VariousFor The People Vol 1 (5 X 7" box set – in embossed carrying case) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
People/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy 5 x 7inch ... $69.99
Classic early 70s funk on James Brown's People Records imprint – with legendary tracks by Fred Wesley & The JBs, James Brown, Maceo & The Macks, Lyn Collins and The Devils – and perhaps best of all, it come in textured, embossed flip top carrying case with the classic People logo! This great little box includes 5 of the imprint's most essential singles – each 45 with reproduced visuals from the original releases on the inner labels and in People logo sleeves. The box itself is great, too – a cloth-covered carrying case with purple People embossing throughout the interior – and roomy enough to house a bunch more 45s! Tracks include "The X-Sorcist" and "Hip Hug-Her" by The Devils, "Thing (About It)" and Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "Cross The Track" and "Boogie 'N' Twist" by Maceo & The Macks, "Same Beat" (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Fred Wesley & The JBs and "Escape-ism" (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by James Brown. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1500!)

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VariousGroovadelia Vol 2 – 21st Century Spanish Groove ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. Used 2CD ... $13.99
A rich serving of grooves from the contemporary Spanish scene – a surprisingly strong place for heavy funk and heady rhythms – played here by a wealth of groups we've never heard before! The package is a real revelation – an indication that there's plenty going on in Spain that our ears have been missing, and proof that all the funky reissues by the Vampi Soul label have definitely been leaving their mark on the younger generation too! Most cuts here have a deep funk or funky jazz vibe – and most are instrumentals too – played by 24 new groups, none of whom appeared on the previous volume in this series – further proof that Spain is really going strong. Titles include "No Te Cruces" by Funklab, "Extra" by Watch TV, "Madrid Boogie" by Venue Connection", "Happy" by Elkano Browning Cream, "Funky Business" by Umbabaraumba, "Rootdown" by Mr Thinkalot, "Meny Un" by Zunk, "Terra Plain" by The Psyco Pixie Puck, "Keep Behind This Line" by Brabenders, "Be A Looser" by Afro Soul" Toating, "Constellation Man" by Mother Groove, and "Snatch" by Superstero. CD
(Digipack has a small rip by the spine.)

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VariousSteppin Out – Disco's Greatest Hits ... LP
Polydor, Late 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Way more than just a throwaway disco compilation, this is a seriously heavy batch of tracks that's way better selected than any other major label compilation from the time. Nearly every one of these cuts is a great rare groover – and titles include "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas, "Running Away" by Roy Ayers, "Spanish Hustle" by Fatback Band, "Crystal World" by Crystal Grass, "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Casanova Brown" by Gloria Gaynor, "Moonlight Lovin/Menage A Troi" by Isaac Hayes, "Dance Little Dreamer" and "Risky Changes" by Bionic Boogie, "Dr Doo Wah" by The Kongas, "I Need You You Need Me" by Joe Simon, "Crusader" by Trax and "Got To Have Lovin" by Don Ray. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousWheedle's Groove Vol 2 – Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972 to 1987 ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 26.98
A second set of grooves from the Seattle scene – and a much-needed follow-up to the first Wheedles Groove compilation! This set picks up where the last one left off – still digging the funk and soul of the 70s, but also following the scene into clubby territory, modern soul, and boogie too – with a range of under-discovered gems that groove right into the mid 80s! Just about all the work here is new to our ears – pulled from obscure indie singles from the city's small labels – and served up in some surprisingly sophisticated styles that match all the poise and class of the best Cali soul of the time. Light In The Attic have done a really wonderful job with the package – deep notes that really match the research that went into the record – but a sense of funk and flair that makes the whole thing way more than just a history project. The grooves are totally great – a really fresh discovery, especially if you dig 80s boogie and club – and tracks include "Don't Lose Your Love" by Don Brown, "Get Off The Phone" by Epicentre, "Trouble In Mind" by Malik Din, "Love One Another" by Frederick Robinson III, "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" by Bernadette Bascom, "I'm Through With You" by Romel Westwood, "Holding On" by Unfinished Business, "You Turn Me On (Portland session mix)" by Push, "I Wonder Love" by Seattle Pure Dynamite, "Darlin Oh Darlin" by Steppen Stones, and "Let's Backtrack" by Cold Bold & Together. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice package – a super-heavy jacket and cover!)

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Ray Camacho BandReach Out ... CD
Creole Stream (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant brown-eyed soul from Ray Camacho – an artist who was previously known for more border-styled work with his Teardrops band, but who steps out here with a surprisingly great blend of electric jazz and boogie! The approach is wonderful – a real re-direction of Ray's earlier groove into even more soulful territory – handled with that unique fusion that was happening in just a few of the best Texas spots, like the scene in Austin at the time. The album's equal parts soul and funk, but still has a few Latin roots too – and had this gem come out on Fantasy Records at the time, it would have pushed Ray and group into much headier territory. But we're also happy the set's been undiscovered for so many years (consider it our little secret) – and titles include "Reach Out", "Diggin Deep", "Shake What You Got", "Nobody But You", "Nothing But A Party", and "What A Day". CD

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