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Champion Jack DupreeBlues From The Gutter ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $99.99
Blues from the gutter, with a nice current of jazz, too – thanks to participation from a hip group who really make this album from Champion Jack something special! Dupree himself sings and plays piano – often with plenty of rootsy currents – but the combo also features excellent alto from Pete Brown, who adds in plenty of soul – as well as Ennis Lowery on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Willie Jones on drums. All tracks are credited to Jack, but there's more than a few here that are traditional, and just given new arrangements by Dupree – and titles include "Strollin", "Stack-O-Lee", "Frankie & Johnny", "Bad Blood", "Junker's Blues", "Evil Woman", and "Can't Kick The Habit". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London, in the flap-back cover.)

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Champion Jack DupreeWhen You Feel The Feeling You Was Feeling ... LP
Blue Horizon, 1968. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Side one features Jack on vocals, piano, and drums – with Christopher Turner on harmonica. Side two features Jack with Duster Bennett on harmonica, Simon Kirke on drums, and Paul Kossoff on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear. US pressing.)

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JaylibChampion Sound – The Remix (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Madlib looks back at his classic collabo with J Dilla – the eternal Champion Sound LP – with a solid batch remixes, including a previously unreleased cut from the sessions! That jam, "Da Rawkus" is a swirling should-be classic, but the full set is solid, too – putting the some different lights than the original LP mixes, but still worthy – from the beatbox heavy "The Official (Rap Circle Mix)", to alternate mixes with featuring fairly straight forward boombap, to moodier interludes, to dub-tinged versions and beyond. Other tracks include ""Heavy (Chronic Mix)", "Strapped (Four-4 Mix)", "Da Rawkus (Sir Bang Version)", "The Mission (Stringed Out Mix)", "Survival Test (Rasta Dub Remix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Includes download.)

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Henry Junjo LawesHeavyweight Dub Champion (with bonus LP and poster) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
It's easy to be the Dub Champion when you've got grooves this good – wonderful work brewed up at Channel One by the Roots Radics band, then reworked King Tubby's studio – plus a bonus LP with the original Barrington Levy vocal cuts! The talents here are all the best in the Jamaican underground of the time – and work together to forge a newly fresh approach to dub – one that takes the music far from just the b-side or alternate mix territory in which it started – into a realm that's really amazing, and opened up to a galaxy of new sounds, thanks to the studio talents of Scientist! There's a bit less electro touches than later on – but that also makes the record a great illustration of the place where Scientist started – the first of his classic albums from the time, with titles that include "Seconds Away", "Straight Left", "Upper Cut", "Kidney Punch", "Saved By The Bell", "Right Cross", "Jab", "One-Two", "Below The Belt", and "Knock Out". The bonus LP includes the Barington Levy vocal versions: "Many Changes In Life", "Robin Hood", "The Letter Song", "Rock And Come In" and more. 20 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes a full-sized poster!)
Also available Junto Presents – Heavyweight Dub Champion (2CD pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Henry Junjo Lawes/Barrington LevyJunto Presents – Heavyweight Dub Champion (2CD pressing) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 21.98
It's easy to be the Dub Champion when you've got grooves this good – wonderful work brewed up at Channel One by the Roots Radics band, then reworked King Tubby's studio – plus a bonus LP with the original Barrington Levy vocal cuts! The talents here are all the best in the Jamaican underground of the time – and work together to forge a newly fresh approach to dub – one that takes the music far from just the b-side or alternate mix territory in which it started – into a realm that's really amazing, and opened up to a galaxy of new sounds, thanks to the studio talents of Scientist! There's a bit less electro touches than later on – but that also makes the record a great illustration of the place where Scientist started – the first of his classic albums from the time, with titles that include "Seconds Away", "Straight Left", "Upper Cut", "Kidney Punch", "Saved By The Bell", "Right Cross", "Jab", "One-Two", "Below The Belt", and "Knock Out". The bonus CD includes the Barington Levy vocal versions – "Many Changes In Life", "Robin Hood", "The Letter Song", "Rock And Come In" and more. CD
Also available Heavyweight Dub Champion (with bonus LP and poster) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – Madlib brings the funky sampler genius – and Dilla rocks the thumping Detroit hip hop soul crunch. A number of guest rhymers step to the mic, including Talib Kweli, Percee P, Frank-N-Dank & Guilty Simpson, and the flow is seamless. Not only was this one of the best hip hop albums of '03, it also has a dyed-in-the-wool classic production style, and it sounds just as great a few years later! So very highly recommended! Tracks include "L.A. To Detroit", "McNasty Filth" with Frank-n-Dank, "Nowadayz", "Champion Sound", "The Red", "Heavy", "Raw S*!t" with Kweli, "The Official", "The Heist", "The Mission", "React" with Quasimodo, "The Exclusive" with Percee P, "Survival Test", "Starz" and "No Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)
 
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✨✧ VariousSaravah Jazz ... CD
Saravah/Sony (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
French vocals meet jazz instrumentation – all in a blend that's totally sublime, and which features a wide range of unusual styles and sounds! The CD looks at the jazzier side of the legendary Saravah label – tracks that are still very much in the genre-leaping mode of other Saravah work, but which often feature some jazz-based rhythms and instrumentation as well! Very little of the music here is straight jazz in a traditional sense – but the package shows the way that jazz was a key component of the blend of other styles (like bossa and poetry) that comprised the unique Saravah sound! The collection features some nicely obscure tracks from the label – plus even a bit of blues and Brazilian elements too – on titles that include "She Moves" and "Ode To Mafeen" by Clif Streetman with Nana Vasconcelos, "Moon River" by Maurice Vander, "Moment's Noice" by Rene Urtreger, "Chope La Soupape" and "Aujourd'Hui Blues" by Jacques Higelin Et Areski, "Africadeus" by Nana Vasconcelos, "Million People Live The Same Way" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Leo" by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski with Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Bamako Koulikaro" by Barney Wilen, "A Qui La Tournee" by Maurice Lemaitre et Areski, and the tracks "The Uh Uh Uh", "The Cryptosphere", "The Precipitation Suite", and "Lapis" by Steve Lacy. CD

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Guru Guru Mani (Mani Neumeier)Mani Und Seine Freunde ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $28.99
Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru – working in the studio of Conny Plank, with members from his home group, plus members of Kraan and Karthago – plus work from Gerd Dudeck on tenor and flute, Champion Jack Dupree on piano, Moebieus on keyboards, Rodelius on organ, and even Plank on "schweine gitarre"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing – in great shape!)

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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A surprisingly weird and wonderful little record – one that features Rod McKuen's music for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, plus a few other tracks as well – all done in that slightly-broken style of Rod's we love so much! The aging poet McKuen might have seemed a strange choice to use for any sort of Peanuts film, but his raspy take on the title tune is really wonderful – almost a version of Charlie Brown that's an older alcoholic who's smoked most of his life – but still trying to sound slightly upbeat! This approach also follows on some of Rod's vocal work on a few tunes for the film Natalie with Henry Mancini – and even his instrumental work here is nice, with kind of a blue-tinged take on the territory of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include vocal numbers "Failure Face", "We", "Champion Charlie Brown", "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", and "Natalie" – plus instrumental tracks "Something For Snoopy", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Jean", and "Joanna" – as well as instrumentals of a few Charlie Brown tracks too. CD

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Jackie MittooKeyboard King ... CD
Dynamic Sounds/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... About February 1, 2017
Sweet mid 70s Mittoo, from the same era Blood & Fire tapped for their Champion In The Arena collection, and why some of these burning numbers didn't make the cut is beyond us – they must have run out of space! Jackie's smooth, buttery organ rides nicely over 10 easy island grooves, laying out a mellow, summery vibe. With "The Thriller", "You'll Never Find", "A Rocking Sensation", "World Of Love", "The Avenger", "The Penetrator", "Mediator", "A Standing Ovation" & "Jah Rock Style". CD

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Jackie MittooKeyboard King ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 1, 2017
Sweet mid 70s Mittoo, from the same era Blood & Fire tapped for their Champion In The Arena collection, and why some of these burning numbers didn't make the cut is beyond us – they must have run out of space! Jackie's smooth, buttery organ rides nicely over 10 easy island grooves, laying out a mellow, summery vibe. With "The Thriller", "You'll Never Find", "A Rocking Sensation", "World Of Love", "The Avenger", "The Penetrator", "Mediator", "A Standing Ovation" & "Jah Rock Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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Iggy PopIdiot (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.99
Iggy's first proper solo record, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and guttural punk funk! The Idiot is the ultimately the culmination of a very smart decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating overall as it is impressive on a more visceral level, with heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to make a lot of money off "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear and white vinyl – limited edition of 1000!)

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TacosanNice Middle ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $11.99
Tacosan might look like somebody's grandpa on the cover, but he comes on hard and strong on the music within – with a rock-solid sound that makes him an undiscovered Japanese champion of the classic deep funk sound! The groove here is an unusual blend of James Brown funk, fuzzier guitar, and maybe some of the heavier basslines you'd hear from later years of funk – all topped with Tacosan's completely unusual style of singing in Japanese – which is sometimes lyrically direct, sometimes more this raspy sort of grunt! The approach is a bit like that of Osaka Monoaurail – to name another Japanese funk group – although Tacosan has maybe a bit more of a Memphis soul current too. Titles are all in Japanese – save for the wonderfully-named "Funky Panty Stockin". CD

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Ultramagnetic MCsFunk Your Head Up ... CD
Mercury, 1992. Used ... $11.99
Follow up to Critical Beatdown with solid, funky production by Ced Gee and Moe Love, and Kool Keith just being Kool Keith – giving it some crazy charm that a lot people just weren't ready for at the time! Their first major label record, which seemed to take forever to come out, we recall a lot of folks being disappointed with this at the time – but there's ultimately a lot of quality cuts here! "Poppa Large", "Chorus Line Pt. 2", "Make It Happen" were favorite cuts from the outset, and with the benefit of hindsight and without burden of expections, other great ones include "Funk Radio", "Stop Jockin Me", "Bust The Facts" and "I Like Your Style" with many other standout moments. It's got a whopping 23 in all, and other tracks include "MC Champion", "Go For Yourz", "Message From The Boss", "Pluckin Cards", "You Ain't Real", "Moe Love On The ! & 2" and "Porno Star". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Richard Popcorn Wylie & OthersPopcorn's Detroit Soul Party ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $13.99
25 stellar Detroit soul tracks that were either written, produced, or performed by the overlooked soul genius Richard "Popcorn" Wylie. Solid all the way through, with "Hurting" by Eric & The Vikings, "Nothing No Sweeter Than Love" by Carl Carlton, "Arrest Me" by Jamo Thomas, "Mighty Lover" by The Ideals, "Nobody Loves Me Like You" by Barbara Mercer, "I'll Be Your Champion" by Jimmy Soul Clark, "Cool Off" by Detroit Executives, "Spaceland" by Moon & The Planets – plus "Savin All My Lovin For You", "Hanky Panky", "Turn On The Heat", "Sweet Darlin", and "Goin' To A Happenin'", all by Popcorn himself! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAcross The Tracks Vol 2 – More Nashville R&B & Rock N' Roll ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The city of Nashville's not just known for country music – as the Tennessee scene has always been a hotbed for other styles too – as you'll hear in this killer collection of R&B, vocal group material, and early soul! As with the first volume, the track selection is really revelatory – pulled from the Champion/Calvert family of labels, which often didn't get much exposure on a nationwide level in the 50s – and handled with the usual Ace Records ear for great sound and detailed notes on the music – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a special history package on this under-documented scene – but one with music that's every bit as vibrant today as it was when first recorded! The set's got 30 tracks in all – including rare work by artists who'd break bigger later for other labels – and titles include "Love Me A Long Long Time" by Ted Jarrett, "Rent's Too High" by Cliff Butler, "Three Times Seven" by Larry Butler, "If Things Don't Change" by Gene Allison, "Blue Night" by Jimmy beck, "Lord You Know" by The Fairfield Four, "No Fool No More" by Charles Walker & The Daffodils, "Six Days A Week" by The Kinglets, "Real Good Man" by Murfreesboro, "The Same Thing" by Arthur Adams, "Love You So" by Earl Gaines, and "It's Almost Sundown" by Roscoe Shelton. CD

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VariousGroovin The Blues – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 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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VariousLa Cave Saravah Vol 1 – Une Compilation D'Oeuvres Rares Et Inedites (1966 to 1980) Par Love Poulbot ... CD
Saravah (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the rarest work from one of the coolest labels of all time – the legendary Saravah Records, home to a groundbreaking array of jazz, African, folk, blues, and French pop material! The company was started back in the 60s by singer Pierre Barouh – with monies made from his work on Un Homme Et Une Femme – and although the label never produced many records, it's continued a 40 year legacy of creative releases that still push the boundaries of modern music! We faithfully carry some of the classics in the Saravah catalog, and this unusual set is a great complement to its more famous titles – as it features singles, side projects, and rare live recordings that further expand our understanding of the Saravah genius – all presented in one beautiful genre-jumping package of work! Titles include "For All We Know" by Marva Broome & Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Ooh La La" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Un Homme Qui Me Plait" by Francis Lai, "La Nuit De Mon Amour" by Pierre Barouh with Baden Powell & Milton Banana, "Ntce Ngani" by Pierre Akendengue, "Le Moral Necessaire" by Afred Panou & Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Killy" by Nicole Croisille, "Le Temps" by Michel Roques, "Berimbau" by Trio Camera, "Pause Cafe" by Jean-Charles Capon & Pierre Favre, and "Colompin Bombin" by Cohelmec Ensemble. CD

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VariousLeiber & Stoller Story Vol 1 – Hard Times The Los Angeles Years 1951 to 56 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Early years of genius – from the team that wrote some of the greatest singles of the R&B era! In the late 50s, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller became two of the most talked-about names in rock and roll, thanks to a string of hits at Atlantic Records – but before those singles, the pair spent many years woodshedding in the LA scene of the early 50s – writing tracks that were recorded by a huge variety of singers! This excellent set offers a great look at the early years of the Lieber & Stoller team, and features tracks from a surprising range of artists – and includes a total of 28 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes on their work! Titles include "Bam Balam" by The Du Droppers, "That's What The Good Book Says" by Bobby Nunn & The Robbins, "Lovin Jim" by Little Mickey Champion, "Real Ugly Woman" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Squeeze Me" by Milt Trenier, "I Smell A Rat" by Big Mama Thornton, "Yeah Yeah Yeah" by Joe Liggins, "Down In Mexico" by Ella Mae Morse, "Whadya Want" by Jack Cardwell, "Ten Days In Jail" by The Robins, and even "L'Homme A La Moto" by Edith Piaf! CD

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✨✧ Willie MitchellHi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure greatness from Memphis soul legend Willie Mitchell – maybe best known as the studio force behind Hi Records work by Al Green and Ann Peebles, but a heck of a recording artist on his own! Willie had a great ear for catchy, groovy soul instrumentals – done in a style that echoes a bit of the genre over at Stax/Volt at the time, but which often takes off into some of the fuller, more flowing modes that Mitchell would use with singers. A number of Willie's singles have his trumpet in the lead, but others have a variety of instrumentation – and often put more emphasis on the gritty grooves at the bottom. And like similar soul instrumental artists, some of Mitchell's best moments were in the 7" format – not on full LPs – which makes this collection essential, as it features 20 tracks that only appeared on 45s, not on Mitchell's albums – including two with singer Don Bryant in the mix. Titles include "Drippin", "Easy Now", "Empty Rooms", "Check Me", "Secret Home", "20-75", "Buddy Bear", "Crawl (parts 1 & 2)", "Aw Shucks", "Lucky", "Last Tango In Paris", "The Champion (parts 1 & 2)", "My Babe", "Kitten Korner", "Six To Go", "Beale Street Mood", "Teenie's Dream", and lots lots more – a total of 48 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell's Driving Beat ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from Willie Mitchell – harder, funkier, and a lot more soulful than most of his other records from the 60s! The groove here is sock-soul, and most cuts have a hard and tight funky 45 approach. Willie was really cut loose on this one – freed from his usual standard of recording hits and pop songs, he wrote all the songs on the set – and they're heavy Memphis instrumentals with a sound that's much more like 60s Bar Kays work on Stax! There's a great sax player on the session, too – not named in the notes, unfortunately, but with a sound that really wails on the best tracks. Titles include "Fat Cat", "Pep Talk", "That Driving Beat", "The Champion (parts 1 & 2)", "Nick O Demus", "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright", and "Stone Face". CD

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✨✧ VariousFire/Fury Story ... CD
Charly (UK), Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As usual, Charly does a better job with this sort of sampler than the US version did! This amazing set of raw R&B tracks is divided up into 2 discs – one of R&B, the other of Doo Wop material – and both CDs are culled from the vaults of Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire and Fury labels. Robinson was one of the greatest innovators in R&B, and this material is the kind of stuff that has made him a legend. Way too many tracks to mention here, but let us just tell you that of the 54 tracks on the CDs, some are by Noble Watts, Don Gardner, Elmore James, Lee Dorsey, Dr. Horse, Mary B, Titus Turner, Buster Brown, Red Prysock, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Lymon & The Teenchords, The Kodoks, The Whirlers, The Du-Droppers, and many others far too numerous to mention! Nice book, too, with lots of notes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave & Toni ArthurMorning Stands On Tiptoe ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Duo material from the late 60s British folk revival – nice stuff from Dave & Toni Arthur – resonating versions of traditional folk numbers – many with just voices and no instrumental accompaniment! It's pretty endearing stuff, the kind of thing you wish pubs full of people would sing, and their given that kind of reverence here by Dave & Toni. Includes "A Maiden Came From London Town", "Morning Stands On Tip Toe", "Padstow Drinking Song", "The Guilty Sea Captain", "Green Grass", "The Barley Grain Song", "Green Groom", "Bendigo Champion Of England" and more. Includes a couple bonus tracks, pop tunes recorded as The Strollers: "The Cuckoo" and "A Rich And Rambling Boy". CD

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✨✧ Kanye WestGraduation ... CD
Def Jam, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kanye's tightest, most heavily synth soaked set yet – and possibly the best – a leap ahead for his evolving sound! Graduation gleams and shines more than it bounces on the bottom end, and if his LP titles to date overtly suggest that this caps off a trilogy – it really goes beyond the title – it's POST Graduation! By the end of Late Registration Kanye was dabbling in hip hop symphonies (for the better) with a few too many skits, but this one's all laser beam efficiency with a human heartbeat. Kanye's moved on, well past our expectations anyway, and he better not call the next one Class Reunion. A bunch of these cuts could rule several radio formats, and they sound great in the headphones, too. To tell the truth, any modern hip hop record with a big fat (and surely expensive) Steely Dan sample is going get an automatic recommendation from us, but Graduation works for us for many more reasons than that alone. Well done, Kanye! "Good Morning", "Champion", the Daft Punk-ed hit "Stronger", "I Wonder", "Good Life", "Can't Tell Me Me Nothing", "Barry Bonds" with Lil Wayne, "Drunk And Hot Girls" with Mos Def, "Flashing Lights" with Dwele, "Everything I Am" with DJ Premier, "Homecoming" and "Big Brother". CD
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✨✧ Living BluesIssue 244 – Vol 47, No 4 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the blues scene in Jackson, Mississippi – a city that's been crucially important to southern sounds in the late 50 years – picking up the recording work as Memphis and Muscle Shoals were shutting down, and continuing to act as a hotbed of creativity in the south! The issue covers Jackson musicians of many generations – with features on Dorothy Moore, Gearshifter, King Edward, Jesse Robinson, JJ Thames, Eddie Cotton, Grady Champion, and others – plus a bonus guide on things to do in Jackson, and some of the city's best soul food dining. There's also some of the regular Living Blues features – blues news, reviews, and more! Magazine
 
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BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", and "The One In My Dreams". Great stuff, and with a really beautiful vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Splashdown (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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BreakwaterSplashdown (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1980. Used ... $11.99
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", "The One In My Dreams", and the monster sample cut "Release The Beast". Great stuff, and with a really beautiful vibe! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Splashdown ... LP 9.99

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50 CentCurtis ... LP
G Unit/Aftermath, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
50 brings the leaders of the '07 record sales marathon to Curtis – including Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls – plus G-Unit standbys Young Buck & Tony Yayo, and his longtime champions Dr Dre & Eminem. Titles include "My Gun Go Off", "I'll Still Kill" feat Akon, "Come & Go" feat Dr Dre, "Ayo Technology" feat Justin Timberlake, "Movin' On Up", "Straight To The Bank", "Amusement Park", "Fully Loaded Clip", "Follow My Lead" feat Robin Thicke, "Peep Show" feat Eminem, "All Of Me" feat Mary J Blige, "Touch The Sky" with Tony Yayo and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind (deluxe vinyl version) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the US – a kind of powerhouse approach that really sends these tunes home beautifully! The lyrics are in English, which really helps broaden the appeal of the cuts – and the production has these cool compressed elements that are partly like the more psych-inspired modes of other Afro Funk groups, and partly those of the UK soul scene of the 70s. We've never heard a record exactly like this, and the whole thing's a truly memorable treasure from this key moment in African music. Cuts include "Watch Out", "Do The Funkro", "Greetings", "Free My People", "Wake Up Your Mind", and "Champions & Superstars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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ReplacementsSire Years (4LP box set) ... LP
Sire/Warner, Mid 80s-Early 90s. New Copy 4 LPs ... $69.99 74.98
The final 4 album from The Replacements – Tim, Pleased To Meet Me, Don't Tell A Soul and All Shook Down – in a 4LP box set! Tim was their first for Sire, and a crossover classic for the champions of the Minneapolis scene – with a couple of their best ever tunes – "Left Of The Dial" and "Hold My Life" – but the whole record is a consistent gem. Pleased To Meet Me is another late period, Sire-era win, this one recorded at Ardent with Jim Dickinson, but retaining the shambling genius you'd expect from the 'Mats. Don't Tell A Soul and All Shook Down are hit-and-miss compared to earlier glories, but each have their charms – especially All Shook Down, which is underrated to this day! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alyn ShiptonNilsson – The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter (hardcover) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 27.95
The legendary Harry Nilsson was way more than just a singer/songwriter – and his life was way too short – but during that time, he gave us a tremendous body of work – some of the most compelling, most creative songs of his generation – beautifully presented on his own records, and championed by a generation of others, with especially strong support from The Beatles! This book goes deeper than deep – far more than the usual fluff book on a musician, and instead a richly detailed look at both the man and his music – with the kind of coverage that Nilsson really deserves, and which make him far more than just a musical footnote in our history books. The volume is 344 pages, and penned at a level that fits its placement on Oxford University Press – complete with detailed notes and index. Hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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VariousMiami Rockin' Doo Wop From The Chart Label ... CD
Chart/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
Includes tracks by The Champions, Johnny & Marsha, The Charms, The Evergreens, The Tru-Tones, Rufus Beacham & Group, and The Piccadilly Pipers & The Pic-a-dillies. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BreakwaterBreakwater/Splashdown (with bonus track) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark pairing of records from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! The first album, the initial offering from Breakwater, is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". Splashdown has a perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", and "The One In My Dreams". CD also features a bonus track – "No Limit (ext version)". CD

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✨✧ Kashmere Stage BandThunder Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kashmere Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1970/1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great title for this classic early album from the Kashmere Stage Band – a group who come on with plenty of thunder in their sound – both in the funky rhythms at the bottom, and the burning solos on the top! The approach is that of a school band, but the sound here is way way different – championed by Stones Throw and other funk stalwarts – and for good reason, too – as these young cats play with a sharpness that most older big bands could never match – and have a love of funk and soul that makes even older jazz standards come across with a mighty deep sound. There's lots of percussion at the bottom, which often really spurs on the grooves – and titles include "Super Bad", "Don't Mean A Thing", "Lost Love", "Thunder Soul", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Do You Dig It Man", and "Keep On Doing". CD

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✨✧ QueenNews Of The World ... LP
Elektra, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With the classics "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" – plus "Sheer Heart Attack", "Spread Your Wings", "All Dead All Dead", and "Get Down Make Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brave New WorldImpressions On Reading Aldous Huxley ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Now that we actually live in the future of yesterday, it's hard to imagine the power that the book Brave New World had when writer Aldous Huxley first launched it on the world – a generation-shaping sense of ideas that had plenty of champions and celebrations, including this legendary German album from the early 70s! The set's every bit as compelling as you'd expect – not a clunky rock opera take on the tome, ala some of Rick Wakeman's work – but instead this beautiful batch of tracks that really hits the coolest, most creative side of the German prog scene – especially where it intersects with the changes in jazz! As part of that, reedman Herb Geller turns in loads of wonderful work on flute, alto, soprano sax, and tenor here – often these floating, spacey lines that are similar to his sound on the Rhyme & Reason album – mixed with a typical prog-like range of other instruments, including lots of keyboards, guitars, percussion, and effects – all used in shifting ways, and beautifully recorded by Thomas Kukuck. Titles include "Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Ford", "The End", "Malpais Corn Dance", "Soma", and "Prologue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limikted to 500 copies. Includes bonus insert!)

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✨✧ ScientistWorld At War (45rpm audiophile edition – with bonus CD) ... LP
Black Ovation/Dub Mir, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An apocalyptic dub gem – one that features the Rhythm Twins teaming up with Scientist and Jimmy Riley – for a world-ending batch of extra-heavy proportions! By the time of this set, Scientist had solidified his position as the top contender for the heavyweight championship of dub – and he keeps up the heat with his spare dub renditions of some of Riley's finest rhythms – pushing Sly & Robbie way to the front of the mix, which gets no complaint from us! Winston Wright, Sky Juice, Skully Sims, Mikey Chung, Rad Bryan, Binkey Brice, Clive Hunt, Dean Fraser and Nambo Robinson all make appearances here and there – ducking in and out of the dubby maze of tracks – and titles include "Invasion Of Iraq", "Ethiopia Rock", "Zimbabwe Dub", "Dub Overation", "united Jam Dub", "Jah Instruction", "World At War", "Iran Revolution", and "Monkey Spanner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)

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✨✧ Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from Lester Bowie's big solo run of the 80s – and a set that has some of the more dynamic energy of his Brass Fantasy group, but maybe also a bit more depth as well! The album's part of a handful that the Art Ensemble Of Chicago did with the DIW label at the time – and the AEOC production maybe gives the record a slightly more serious sound – even though the group still take on material from James Brown, Sade, and EU! Yet there's also two Billie Holiday tributes that are surprisingly powerful, and a stunning version of Roland Kirk's "The Inflated Tear" – with a strong trombone solo from Steve Turre, who worked with Kirk in later years, and always championed his work. The lineup features Bowie, Stanton Davis, EJ Allen, and Gerald Brezel on trumpets; Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones; Vincent Chancey on French horn; and Bob Stewart on tuba – plus drums and percussion from Don Moye, Ken Cruchfield, and Vinnie Johnson. Titles include "Inflated Tear", "Smooth Operator", "Strange Fruit", "Don't Worry Be Happy", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Da Butt". CD

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✨✧ Georges Moustaki & OthersGeorges Moustaki Et Ses Premiers Interpretes – Integrale 1955 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Most folks know Georges Moustaki as a grey-haired, full-bearded fellow from his records of the 70s – but back at the start of his career he was a sharp-dressed singer/songwriter who could match the cool and class of some of his best French contemporaries in the postwar years! This set focuses on all that made Moustaki great in the early days – in a 3CD package that features a full CD of his own initial recordings, including some he cut under the name of Eddie Salem – and two more CD's worth of material from other French singers who quickly championed Georges' songs with their own recorded versions! The package is every bit as great as the similar sets from Fremeux on Serge Gainsbourg and Claude Nougaro – and titles include "J'Attends Le Jour", "Mon Ile De France", "De Shanghai A Bangkok", "Ya Me Leili", "J'Ai Deja Dit Non", and "Reste Avec Moi" by Georges Moustaki – plus "Eden Blues" by Irene Lecarte, "Il N'Y A Plus D'Amandes" by Henri Salvador, "Ma Ville A Peur Du Loup" by Noelle Norman, "La Saint Paris" by Paul Roby, "Mi Muchacha" by Les Whiskys, "Dunkerque" by Michele Arnaud, "De Shanghai A Bangkok" by Barbara, "Le Passager Clandestin" by Daniele Rouille, and "Un Etranger" by Edith Piaf. 70 titles in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousFat Possum Records – Not The Same Old Blues Crap Vol 3 ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The third in Fat Possum's Not The Same Old Blues Crap series – and a pretty substantial creative left turn in some ways, though still focused on raw, hardscrabble blues! Fat Possum figureheads RL Burnside and T-Model Ford are in the mix, as you'd hope, along with Charles Caldwell, Little Freddie King and other blues heavies, but it's also got some reverent cuts by (then) upstarts The Black Keys, the Iggy & The Stooges and even Lyrics Born – showing the range of influence the one time unknown blues figures Fat Possum championed at the time had on various cats. Includes "Hadn't I Been Good To You" by Charles Caldwell, "Set You Free" by the pre-superstar Black Keys, "I Found Out" by Nathaniel Mayer, Juinior Kimbrough's "You Better Run" as covered by Iggy & The Stooges, "Crack Head Joe" by Little Freddie King, "Goin' Down South" by RL Burnside feat Lyrics Born, "Cocaine Bill" by Kenny Brown, "Pushin' My Luck" by Robert Belfour, "Goodbye Slim Harpo" by Robert Pete Williams and "Bad Man" by T-Model Ford. LP, Vinyl record album
(Fat Possum 25th Anniversary limited edition – Includes download!)
 
 
 



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