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✨✧ Tom Scott & The California DreamersHoneysuckle Breeze ... LP
Impulse/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully groovy album from the early days of one of our favorite reed players! Tom Scott's tenor, alto and soprano saxes, plus some flute, are set amidst a very groovy group that includes percussion, guitar, keyboards, sitar, and even some occasional vocalizing – for a sound that's got a solid jazz base, but lots of groovy Now Sound flourishes! Scott's searing solos rip through the whole thing with a nice cool sound – an uncommonly sunny, beautifully grooving psych era Impulse set that's as sweet as can be! Scott's California Dreamers and other personnel include sitar player Bill Plummer, bass player Carol Kaye, percussionist Emil Richards, guitarist Glen Campbell and others – and the album's filled with great cuts like "Honeysuckle Breeze", "Naima", "Today", "North", "Blues For Hari", and "Deliver Me". Nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that never fully got its due at the time, but which is ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! The California Playboys were together for a number of years – forming as a backing band for singer Lester Young (not the sax player), doing session work for others, and otherwise developing their skills for years – all of which really comes through here in their sharp-edged instrumentation, which sounds even sharper in the 70s indie-level production for the album. The killer title tune sounds like it could (and should!) be the namesake tune of a funky mid 70s soundtrack – as it's really got a perfect cinematic soul vibe, ala Bobby Womack and Marvin Gaye – though in a tighter, smaller combo setting. Most tunes start with vocals and end with long instrumental riffing – and titles include"Double Love", "She's A Real Sweet Woman", "Just Say A Four Letter Word", "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl", and "Turned On For Good". LP, Vinyl record album
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Autumn DefenseCircles (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Be With (UK), 2003. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
Easygoing timeless guitar pop from John Stirratt and Pat Sansone – the former always of Wilco, the latter to officially join soon after – but the Autumn Defense remains a vital, remarkably different force of its own! Essentially a quartet here with Brad Jones and Greg Wiz – with guests including Andrew Bird, Ryan Rapsys, Jeff Tweedy (on guitar for a track) and Steve Tyska.Includes "Silence", "Sun In California", "Written In The Snow", "The Answer", "Why I'm Like This", "Some Kind Of Fool", "Tuesday Morning", "Iowa City Adieu", "Circles" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Robbie BashoLive In Forli – Italy 1982 ... LP
ESP, New Copy ... About February 23, 2018
A breathtakingly beautiful recording of the legendary Robbie Basho – and a much-needed addition to his too-small catalog of albums! Make no mistake, Basho has given us some key records over the years – but his genius was so deep, and his life was so short, it always feels like there needs to be more added to the mix – which is why this album is so important. The set captures Basho at a time when he was working in relative obscurity, but maybe even more amazing than on his early years recording for Takoma Records – a more sophisticated guitar player, working with mindblowing dexterity, while still also following his own spirit in sound – a mix of underground American acoustic modes, with influences from Indian music and classical guitar – yet delivered with a personal style that's completely his own. Robbie vocalizes a bit, but the main focus is on his guitar – and the set includes a number of quite long tracks, and also some spoken introductions by Basho for more tunes, which are very illuminating too. Titles include "California Raga", "German Chocolate Cake", "Redwood Ramble", "Song Of The Stallion", "Grail & The Lotus", "Cathedral Et Fleur De Lis", and "Pavan India". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In Forli – Italy 1982 ... CD 12.99

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Count FivePsychotic Reaction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Double Shot/Craft, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... On March 30, 2018
A psych masterpiece! Count Five only ever recorded this one album – an instantly powerful blend of fuzzy guitars, burn-out organ, and urgent rhythms that was as important to the sound of Northern California as early Love records were to the sound of LA! Titles include "Double Decker Bus", "Psychotic Reaction", "The World", "She's Fine", "The Morning After", and "Out In The Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Howl & Other Poems (red vinyl box set – with book) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... On February 23, 2018
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism – with maybe more of a beat-era presentation than you'd know from his other later records, especially the music ones. This is one of the few albums that San Francisco-based Fantasy records cut of famous beat poets reading their own work – and it's probably one of the most enduring! Ginsberg reads "Howl", "Footnote To Howl", "Sunflower Sutra", "Supermarket In California", and other poems from the late 50s – and there's no musical accompaniment at all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Margo Guryan29 Demos (red & blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.98
Really wonderful work from Margo Guryan – an artist who was probably known more as a songwriter than a singer – especially for her groovy late 60s pop tunes! This package is heavy on those gems – presented in these great demo takes that are nice and stripped-down – often with just a bit of rhythm and electric piano in support of Guryan's sweet vocals – which echo the modes of Claudine Longet and some of the other artists of the time who sung her music. The set's an expanded version of a previous collection, and features great work from the late 60s and early 70s – titles that include "I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You", "Sun", "The 8:17 Northbound Success Merry Go Round", "Sunday Morning", "I Love", "I'd Like To See The Bad Guys Win", "California Shake", "Why Do I Cry", "Under My Umbrella", and "Timothy Gone". LP package features two tracks not issued on the CD set – and also includes a Chip Taylor demo of "Someone I Know" and Malcolm McNeill demo of "Think Of Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry PartchAnd On The Seventh Day Petals Fell In Petaluma – Gate 5 Ensemble (180 gram pressing) ... LP
New World, 1966. New Copy ... $21.99 26.99
One of the most beautiful works we've ever heard from composer Harry Partch – music created upon his return to northern California, in a space of new creative freedom – where Partch and some of his younger followers made these really organic, really breathtaking sounds on those famous instruments of his own creation! The Gate 5 Ensemble here is a sextet, with Partch in the lead – playing bamboo marimba, drone devil, cloud chamber bowls, zymo-xyl, boo tubes, and other amazing melodic engines from Harry's own imagination – used in ways that almost feel like a way-out take on territory explored by Moondog in the decade before, especially given that the piece is composed of 34 shorter verses. This beautiful package also includes the never-issued "Petals Sessions Montage", and "Verse 17" from the original draft – which has Party on an adapted viola. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – and with bonus notes too!)

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RamonesLeave Home (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire/Rhino, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
The Ramones really caught their classic recorded sound for the first time on Leave Home – the second of their three perfect late 70s milestones. As amazing as the debut is, its two-channel shrieking buzzsaw sound bowed nicely to the slightly more digestible but just as cathartic roar of the follow ups. Totally essential! This is a reissue of the first pressing version – which includes the mighty "Carbona Not Glue" – plus "California Sun", "Glad To See You Go", "Suzy Is A Headbanger", "Pinhead", "What's Your Game", "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", and "I Remember You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Leave Home (40th Anniversary deluxe edition – 3CDs/LP) ... LP 59.99

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RamonesLeave Home (40th Anniversary deluxe edition – 3CDs/LP) ... LP
Sire/Rhino, 1977. New Copy 3CD & LP (reissue)... $59.99 64.98
The Ramones really caught their classic recorded sound for the first time on Leave Home – the second of their three perfect late 70s milestones. As amazing as the debut is, its two-channel shrieking buzz saw sound bowed nicely to the slightly more digestible but just as cathartic roar of the follow ups. Titles include "California Sun", "Glad To See You Go", "Suzy Is A Headbanger", "Pinhead", "What's Your Game", "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", and "I Remember You". This is an INSANE package – with a huge amount of material! First, the whole thing is limited and numbered – and comes in an LP-size book, with a vinyl copy of the album in a 40th Anniversary mix. Plus, the 3CDs feature the full original mix of the album, and the full 40th Anniversary mix on CD 1. CD2 features bonus material – 33 tracks, many unissued – including Sundragon rough mixes of tracks from the album – plus very rare b-sides, singles, instrumentals, and very weird mixes. Then CD3 features a never-issued live set – recorded at CBGB on 4/2/1977 – 19 tracks of vintage Ramones in their home turf! LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition!)
Also available Leave Home (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Shocking BlueAt Home (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Music On Vinyl, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
One of the coolest groups to ever come from the Dutch scene of the 60s – a group who were raised on the same heady mix of soul and blues as the UK beat groups of their generation – but one who were also willing to open up into some trippier touches too! Case in point is the very cool use of sitar or organ a few tracks here – never in a way that's overdone, but which brings in a sweet Eastern flair next to some of the grittier guitars – which themselves are also pretty darn great, thanks to the group's chunky rocking groove! Lyrics are all in English, and you've no doubt heard their classic "Venus" – served up here alongside other great cuts that include "Boll Weevil", "Acka Raga", "Love Machine", "California Here I Come", "Poor Boy", and "Love Buzz". Bonus tracks include "Hot Sand", "Harley Davidson", "Wild Wind", and "Fireball Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some wonderful sounds, though – and there's a vibe here that almost seems to trace a westward path from Texas to the west coast – with some of the deep soul and blues currents that you'd hear in work from Oakland at the time! Some of these tracks are nice and funky, others are mellower with a really hard-burning approach that's great – and the singers are wonderful throughout – proof that even in the smallest of settings, a true soul star will always deliver their best. Titles include "Steppin Stone" by Little Mary Staten, "You Gotta Give Up Some Money" by Dede Copland, "Sunset Strip" by Garnett Scott & Lani Groves, "Just Do Your Thing" by Big Daddy Rucker, "Duck All Over Town (parts 1 & 2)" by Arlene Williams, "Sweet Sixteen" by Lani Groves, "Jealous Man" by Big Daddy Rucker, "The Price I Had To Pay" by Dede Copeland, "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" by Lenni Groves, "She's Alright" by Ervin Rucker, and "Xmas In The Ghetto" by Big Daddy Rucker. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Preservation (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong traces of Marcos' early 80s collaborations with Leon Ware in California – and the overall groove is a nice mix of boogie, two step, and smoother soul – a genre that we never would have expected during Valle's bossa years, but which comes off tremendously well here! There's lots of warmly stepping bass amidst smooth jazzy horns – and the tracks all have a compressed groove that keeps things nice and crisp – plenty classy, in a way that's supremely appealing if you dig early 80s mellow soul. Titles include a remake of "Viola Enluarada", plus "Naturalmente", "Estrelar", "Samba De Verao", "Dia D", "Mals Que Amor" ,"Fogo Do Sol", "Tapa No Real", and "Tapetes Guardanapos Cetins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (with download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alvarius BWith A Beaker On The Burner & An Otter In The Oven Vol 1 – Natural Wonder ... LP
Abduction, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Alvarius B – aka Alan Bishop, who you'll know from his long legacy of music as part of the Sun City Girls – but who's definitely blowing us away here as a solo artist on his own! The album's a triple-length set – and it's got this really unusual blend of elements that spin out over the extended space of the set – sounds that often just come from the interplay of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and keyboards – but which often have all these exotic elements in the mix, and these compelling currents of magick that feel like they're echoing Kenneth Anger, Current 93, and a universe of other musical influences too. Most songs are these really compelling originals – but along the way, the project also references Ennio Morricone, Lee Hazlewood, Gene Clark, and other musical heroes of ours. Titles on this first part include "Zion The Rocket Ship", "Yellow Dog Prairie", "Their Words Disappear", "Smokin To Live", and "Central California Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Childish GambinoAwaken My Love (2 x 45rpm LP pressing – with virtual reality headset & download) ... LP
Glassnote, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Childish Gambino once again transcends anything you might be expecting from an actor/musician – this is not some vain star trip at all, but a worthy, boundary-busting effort – and a pretty sizable step away from idiosyncratic, yet accessible hip hop into spacey pop funk! Strong stuff, following his own path in respectable, highly rewarding fashion. Includes "Me And Your Mama", "Have Some Love", "Boogieman", "Zombies", "Riot", "Redbone", "Terrified", "California", "Terrified", "The Night Me & Your Mama Met" and more. This crazy good 2LP box limited edition box set version comes with a double vinyl set that plays at 45rpm – in a cool glow-in-the dark box, and comes with downloadable virtual reality headset and downloadable content! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a glow in the dark box, with an exclusive booklet, virtual reality headset, an album download, and a download of virtual reality content!)

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✨✧ DJ CamBest Of DJ Cam (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Inflamable (France), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We love the music of DJ Cam – as he's one of the few French talents from the 90s who didn't try to just copy the modes of American hip hop – and instead, took it into a fresh funk field of his own! As you'll hear on these tracks, Cam is definitely inspired by hip hop – but over the years, he also tries out lots of new modes as well – with some especially strong influences from soul, and even some of the fuller styles of French music from years past! Titles include "California Dreamin", "Inner Visions", "Dieu Recoonnaitra Les Siens", "Summer In Paris", "So What (part 2)", "Love Junkee (J Dilla rmx)", "Juliet (DJ Cam rmx)", "Swim", "Broadcasting Live", "Underground Vibes", and "Voodoo Child (DJ Premier rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (original Detroit mix) ... LP
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This limited Japanese pressing presents the vinyl debut of the rare Detroit mix – done in the Motor City before the final version in California – slightly different in a few ways, but with all the heavenly elements still intact! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California funk acts of the time – especially Pleasure, who with their sharp sense of a groove are probably the closest comparison to the group's sound. The album is best known for the cut "Bubble Gum" – a great number with lots of jazzy changes, and a modern funky groove that still sounds pretty darn fresh – but the whole album is totally great, and filled with plenty of other songs that have the same feel as the title cut! Tracks include "Sexy Girl", "Quit It", "Falling In Love", "We Need Love", and "Rule Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SabaBucket List Project ... LP
Omerta, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Includes "In Loving Memory", "Stoney" feat Phoelix & BJRKNC, "GPS" feat Twista, "Most", "Symmetry", "Church/Liquor Store" feat Noname, Photosynthesis feat Jean Deaux, "Bucket List" with Matthew Santos, "California" with Ravyn Lenae & Pholelix and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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