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Ray Camacho BandReach Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
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
Also available Reach Out ... LP 23.99

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Ray Camacho BandReach Out ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reach Out ... CD 18.99

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Eddie Cano & His QuintetBrought Back Live From PJ's ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning stuff – and one of the best-ever Latin soul albums of all time! Despite the fact that Eddie Cano's earlier albums are more in a Latin easy mode, this late 60's side for Dunhill is totally smoking – and probably his greatest album ever! Forgive the superlatives, but we're totally serious on this one – as the set's a firey batch of Latin instrumentals, with a slammin' boogaloo groove all the way through – filled with mad percussion, jazzy piano riffs, and a non-stop groove that's totally great. The set was recorded live at PJ's nightclub, and it's a non-stop Latin Soul party that includes massive originals like "Slip Slip", "Brown & Blue", "Miro Como Es", and "Don't Ever Change" – plus smoking covers of "El Pito" and "Louie Louie". The set screams with excitement, and is as great as the album is rare! LP, Vinyl record album

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Miguel De Deus/Boogaloo ComboBlack Soul Brothers/Hot Pants Roads ... 7-inch
Odeon/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Killer funky soul from Brazil! "Black Soul Brothers" begins with this massive break, and an "uhhhh" exclamation that would have made Syl Johnson proud – all before the tune then rolls into these heavy horns and a sweet female chorus singing the lyric! "Hot Pants Road" is a wicked remake of the James Brown classic – maybe even funkier than the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Floyd DixonMarshall Texas Is My Home ... CD
Specialty, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Marshall Texas may be the home of Floyd Dixon, but the singer really comes into his own on these sides for the legendary California label, Specialty Records! The work's got a nice mix of rootsy blues and some of the best R&B touches that were popping in the Cali scene in the postwar years – that jazz-influenced way of vocalizing used by Charles Brown, Cecil Gant, and others – clearly picked up here by Dixon, and used in ways that give a beautifully soulful groove to his music. Most instrumentation is small combo, using piano in the lead – but not in the raw, or boogie-inspired styles you might find on other blues records of the time – and the set features rare singles on Specialty, others on different labels, and even some unreleased tracks! 22 cuts in all – with titles that include "Hole In The Wall", "Please Don't Go", "Carlos", "Chicken Crossing", "Call Operator 210", "Oh Baby", "Rita", and "Oooh Little Girl". CD

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✨✧ Dyke & The BlazersWe Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... CD
Original Sound/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 22.99
The best collection we've ever seen of the work of funky soul legends Dyke & The Blazers – a double-length set that features full, unedited versions of their classics – plus a whopping batch of previously unreleased tunes! Dyke & The Blazers had a groove that was mighty solid back in the late 60s – a hard-vamping, tightly rhythmic groove that easily matched the best early funk of the time from Charles Wright, Sly Stone, or James Brown – and which was often served up with a rougher edge, and an overall sound that was a lot more dangerous! However, many of the group's singles really trimmed down their performances – shaving off key instrumental moments that are lovingly re-attached here, and combining them with some even rarer tracks that never saw the light of day back in the 60s. The whole thing's amazing – and the 2CD set features a whopping 33 tracks in all, split into one disc of material recorded in Phoenix, and one more of tracks from Hollywood! Titles include "Black Boy", "Stuff", "Moon", "Booga Jivin", "Runaway People", "Funky Broadway Time (parts 1 & 2)", "Swamp Walk", "Extra Funk", "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man", "Soul Cake", "She Knows It", "Let's Do It Together", "Bring It On Back", "Funky Walk (parts 1 & 2)", and "Triple Funk". CD
Also available We Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... LP 16.99

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Dyke & The BlazersWe Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
The best collection we've ever seen of the work of funky soul legends Dyke & The Blazers – a double-length set that features full, unedited versions of their classics – plus a whopping batch of previously unreleased tunes! Dyke & The Blazers had a groove that was mighty solid back in the late 60s – a hard-vamping, tightly rhythmic groove that easily matched the best early funk of the time from Charles Wright, Sly Stone, or James Brown – and which was often served up with a rougher edge, and an overall sound that was a lot more dangerous! However, many of the group's singles really trimmed down their performances – shaving off key instrumental moments that are lovingly re-attached here, and combining them with some even rarer tracks that never saw the light of day back in the 60s. The whole thing's amazing – and this 2LP set features 18 tracks that include "Black Boy", "Stuff", "Moon", "Booga Jivin", "Runaway People", "Funky Broadway Time (parts 1 & 2)", "Swamp Walk", "Extra Funk", "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man", "Soul Cake", "She Knows It", "Let's Do It Together", "Bring It On Back", "Funky Walk (parts 1 & 2)", and "Triple Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowling Wolf Sings The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Howlin Wolf sings the blues, and comes across in a way that influences an entire generation too – with that raw, raspy sound that made the singer a perfect blend of delta roots and contemporary sounds that were bubbling up in the postwar years! These tracks have a spare, simple, stark style that's still a lot more powerful than most of the records that tried to copy Wolf's modes in later years – mindblowing guitar work from Willie Johnson, harmonica lines that weave the whole thing together, and tremendous vocals that would shake the paint off your walls, even without any other instrumentation! Titles include "Crying At Daybreak", "Twisting & Turning", "Brown Skin Woman", "Morning At Midnight", "Backslide Boogie", "House Rockin Boogie", "Keep What You Got", and "Worrided About My Baby". CD adds in 10 more tracks from the same sessions – making for a 20 track set that's a great representation of these recordings from 1951 and 1952 – with titles that include "Driving This Highway", "I'm The Wolf", "The Sun Is Rising", "I Want Your Picture", "My Baby Stole Off", and "Passing By Blues". CD

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David MatthewsShoogie Wanna Boogie ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the slickest of Dave Matthews' funk records from the 70s – but still pretty darn nice! Matthews was the mainman behind the legendary funk group The Grodeck Whipperjenny, and a key arranger in James Brown's sound of the Polydor years – but by this time, he moved into smoother club-type jazz, of the sort he'd penned for Idris Muhammad and other artists on the Kudu label. However, Matthews' always had a talent for the funky groove – and even these otherwise pop disco numbers shine with a musical intensity that surprises us – especially at moments like the funky drumbreak on "You Keep Me Hanging On", the freaky moog on "Shoogie Wanna Boogie", the funky bass solo on "California Dreaming", and the excellent keyboard work on "Gotta Be Where You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & an unglued top seam.)

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Amos MilburnLet's Have A Party! – The Aladdin Recordings ... CD
Aladdin/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
One of the greatest singers of the postwar R&B era – the amazing Amos Milburn, arguably a huge influence on later rock and soul too! Like a few other key contemporaries – such as Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown – Milburn had a great way of hitting topics that were honest, open, and everyday – tales of boozing and loving delivered with very down to earth lyrics, and a good bit of wit as well. Many tunes feature some great piano lines sewn in nicely alongside the vocals – triplets that really rock the tunes nicely, although often in a gentle sort of way. Titles include "I'm Gonna Tell My Mama", "Long Long Day", "Thinkin & Drinkin", "I'm Still A Fool For You", "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer", "Tears Tears Tears", "Sax Shack Boogie", "I Love You Anyway", "Ain't Nothing Shaking", "Just One More Drink", "Let Me Go Home Whiskey", "Greyhound", and "Soft Pillow". 29 tracks in all! CD

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" that you'd expect from the title – but like some of the best Nigerian efforts of this time, there's a very freewheeling interpretation of the style – so that things are often plenty offbeat, even when you think they're heading into familiar territory – filled with the criss-crossing of rhythms and cultures we love in Pino's other music, and recorded with a very gritty production style overall! The whole thing's plenty damn funky – in a way that matches the best energy of some of the more underground New York club 12" singles of the period – and titles include "Ganja", "Shake Shake Shake", "African Hustle", "Dance For Love", and "Boogie Fever". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSoulville (Remastered edition) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
About as classic as you can get for Ben Webster on Verve Records – a nicely mature, nicely laidback session that really captures the energy promised in the title! The sidemen are all in an easygoing, soulful mode – Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Ben blows these beautifully deep, well-crafted lines on tenor over the top – always with that raspy tone that had already influenced a generation, but which hardly ever got a better showcase than this! Titles include "Time On My Hands", "Where Are You", "Soulville", "Late Date", and "Ill Wind". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks – "Who", "Boogie Woogie", and "Roses Of Picardy". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGroovin The Blues – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $21.99 25.99
Killer blues from RCA Records' Groove subsidiary – home to its roughest, rawest work in the 50s – and a treasure trove of under-discovered gems! And although these tracks are mostly blues at the core, they often step forth with the power of more upbeat R&B – as artists you might normally associate with more down home sounds get a nice sort of crackle and pop in the Groove Records setting – often just through some slight touches in the backing instrumentation and arrangements, which update their modes to a great mid 50s, soul-drenched vibe! Bear Family have done a great job with the track list here – and have unearthed a number of tracks we've never heard from this stretch on the label – 33 titles that include "Wait Till Next Year Baby" by Big Connie, "I Took You In Baby" by Sonny Terry, "Tain't Right" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Love Blues" by Clayton Love, "No Nice" by Buddy Lucas, "The Ups" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Goin Back Home" by Cousin Leroy, "You've Been Good To Everybody" by The Du Droppers, "Won't You Forgive Me" by Little Tommy Brown, "I'll Life My Life Alone" by Oscar Black & Sue Allen, and "Beantown Boogie" by Bertrice Reading. CD

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VariousJumpin' The Blues ... CD
Decca/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A massive amount of R&B material from the vaults of Decca Records – one of the hipper labels of the postwar years – and an imprint that had plenty of big hits in the pop field, but also managed to cut loads of excellent underground work like this! Most of the artists here never scored big for Decca, but they got wonderful treatment by the label – and were really set free in the studio to create some amazing singles – music that has the same early 50s brew of jazz, blues, and R&B that you'd find on Atlantic or King Records at the time! In fact, most of these cuts could easily go head to head with any of the bigger work from those labels – and once again, our hat's off to Ace Records for uncovering so many killer cuts we never would have heard otherwise. 22 titles in all – including "Race Horse" by Tiny Davis, "I'm Gonna Rock" by Connie Jordan, "We're Gonna Rock This Morning" by Doles Dickens, "Chitlins" by James Von Streeter & His Wig Poppers, "Hobo Boogie" by Joey Thomas, "Rock Little Baby" by Cecil Gant, "Yes Ya Do" by John Godfrey Trio, "Six Hundred Block" by Waymon Brown, "Block Buster Boogie" by Cecil Payne, "Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy" by Margie Day, and "Damp Rag" by Stomp Gordon. CD

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VariousMo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
We really love all the different volumes in the Mod Jazz series from Kent Records – they've been instrumental to our musical education over the years – so we're always happy to have "Mo", especially with a collection this great! The material comes from a number of different indies from the 60s – and the style here is definitely mod, in that hip mix of R&B, soul, and jazz that was brewing on the London scene back in the day – but which was always best delivered by American artists like this! The music bristles with heavy tenor, Hammond organ, scratchy guitar, and the occasional well-belted vocal – and the whole thing feels like finding a jukebox full of carefully-selected 45s in some lost southside tavern. 22 tracks in all – including "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene, "Blue Vibes" by Johnny Lytle, "Cholo" by Brown Brothers of Soul, "Soul Jam" by Booker T & The MGs, "Money" by Freddie Roach, "Mission Impossible" by Johnny Gilliam, "Spider Man" by Freddie McCoy, "You Win I Lose" by Little Johnny Taylor, "You Can't Sit Down" by Chris Colombo, "Eyesight To The Blind" by Mose Allison, "My Train" by Merl Saunders, "Brother Ray" by Willis Jackson, and "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD

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VariousNew York Sound – From The East Coast To The Future ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Seminal club tracks from the New York underground at the end of the 70s – a host of killer singles from the Spring, Vanguard, and Posse labels – all in a fantastic blend of boogie, disco, electro, and soul! The work here is easily some of the most sophisticated to come out of the east coast club scene at the time – a real return to indie genius after disco broke heavily in the mainstream, almost a reinvention of the groove with a host of new elements! Some of these tunes will be familiar, but they're presented here in their full extended versions next to others that have been un-reissued for years – making the set an essential batch of tunes that really gets at the best sound of New York from these years! 10 long tracks in all – including "Over Like A Fat Rat" by Fonda Rae, "It Ain't No Big Thing" by Rainbow Brown, "Money (Dollar Bill Y'All)" by Jimmy Spicer, "Charley Says (Roller Boogie Baby)" by King Tim III, "Wired For Games" by C-Bank, "Rockin It" by MC Flex & The FBI Crew, "Electric Kingdom" by Twilight 22, "Is This The Future" by Fatback, "Love Hangover" by Players Association, and "You Keep On Making Me Hot" by Busta Jones. CD

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VariousRare 80s Soul, Funk, & Boogie ... CD
Essential, 1980s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Way more than the usual 80s grooves – as the set definitely takes the "rare" in its title seriously, and presents a huge amount of cuts that were even new to our boogie-trained ears! The set's not the usual electro soul or post-disco material – and instead, really moves around some great territory in the realm of 80s soul – no hip hop or house, but some wonderful material that comes from a range of indie labels, and never got much exposure at the time! Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait" by Ken Thomas, "Expand Your Mind" by Johnny Davis, "Are You Lonely" by Hipnotic, "I Could Never Love Another Like You" by Joanna Gardner, "Loving Touch" by Quincy Patrick, "Too Much Too Fast" by Verna Brown & Rich Girls, "Think Fast" by Pamela Joy, "No Way To Control It" by Mac Thornhill, "Rough Life In The City" by Grace Rico, "You're Wearing Me Out" by The Sweethearts, "Love Dance" by Lou Volpe, and "Never Too Late" by Julius Brown. CD

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✨✧ Graham Bond & Pete BrownTwo Heads Are Better Than One ... LP
Chapter One/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About November 1, 2016
A ramshackle batch of early 70s post psychedelic rock from Pete Brown & Graham Bond – with an indelible groove thanks to the healthy portions of bluesy and soulful influences – on a wild batch of songs! You might actually expect an even trippier ride given some of the outlandish song times, Cream and Jack Bruce lyricist Brown does fly the flag for post hippie freakiness, but the underlying groove and rhythms and sweeter female vocal accompaniment hold it together – with some trumpet, sax, electric keys and percussion bringing a deeper dimension than other stuff in the leftfield British rock scene of the time. Titles include "Lost Tribe", "Ig The Pig", "Oobati", "Amazing Grass", "Scunthorpe Crabmeat", "Train Sideways Boogie Shuffle Stomp", "Colonel Frights' Dancing Terrapins", "Mass Debate" and "Looking For Time". CD version includes a couple bonus tracks from the Lost Tribe EP – "Milk Is Turning Sour In My Shoes" and "Macumbe". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownOriginal Disco Man ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (France), 1979. New Copy ... About October 15, 2016
Forget the "disco" in the title, because the album's not really disco – or at least not in a way that any disco fan would agree to – just more of a dancefloor-oriented approach to the heavy funk that James had always been cutting in the 70s! Tracks are longer and more uptempo than on earlier albums – with stronger basslines, and a punchier overall sound that goes for catchy hooks and the kind of shouted, striking lyrics that made James stand out from the pack. Production and arrangements are by Brad Shapiro, of southern soul fame – and that fact gives the album a deeper feel than you'd expect from a disco cash-in set. Titles include "It's Too Funky In Here", "Star Generation", "Still", "The Original Disco Man", "Let The Boogie Do The Rest", and "Women Are Something Else". CD features the bonus track "Love Me Tender". CD

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✨✧ James BrownOriginal Disco Man ... CD
Polydor (UK), 1979. New Copy ... About September 16, 2016 (delayed)
Forget the "disco" in the title, because the album's not really disco – or at least not in a way that any disco fan would agree to – just more of a dancefloor-oriented approach to the heavy funk that James had always been cutting in the 70s! Tracks are longer and more uptempo than on earlier albums – with stronger basslines, and a punchier overall sound that goes for catchy hooks and the kind of shouted, striking lyrics that made James stand out from the pack. Production and arrangements are by Brad Shapiro, of southern soul fame – and that fact gives the album a deeper feel than you'd expect from a disco cash-in set. Titles include "It's Too Funky In Here", "Star Generation", "Still", "The Original Disco Man", "Let The Boogie Do The Rest", and "Women Are Something Else". CD features the bonus track "Love Me Tender". CD
 
 
 



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