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Gene Autry & ChampionWestern Adventures ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Gene Autry co-stars with his horse – in a series of adventure stories! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover is great!)

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Champion Jack DupreeBlues For Everybody ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Champion Jack DupreeBlues From The Gutter ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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

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Champion Jack DupreeWhen You Feel The Feeling You Was Feeling ... CD
Green Tree, 1968. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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King Curtis & Champion Jack DupreeBlues At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the last albums that King Curtis ever recorded – and an unusual session of mostly blues-based material, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest with Champion Jack Dupree! In a way, the setting really unlocks some of Dupree's more jazz-oriented modes – in a group that features Curtis on tenor and alto, Jack on piano and vocals, and rhythm from Cornell Dupree on guitar, Jerry Jemmott on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums! Things start out rootsy, but really take off as the record moves on – and the setting actually gives Curtis a chance to stretch out a lot more than most of his previous recordings for Atlantic. Titles include "Get With It", "Sneaky Pete", "Junker's Blues", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "I'm Having Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ ScientistHeavyweight Dub Champion ... CD
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
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 entirely by the mighty Scientist at the helm of King Tubby's studio! 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". CD
Also available Heavyweight Dub Champion ... LP 22.99

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ScientistHeavyweight Dub Champion ... LP
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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 entirely by the mighty Scientist at the helm of King Tubby's studio! 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heavyweight Dub Champion ... CD 18.99

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Jane Weaver/Tender PreyDon't Take My Soul/Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of My Heart ... 7-inch
Bird (UK), 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
A great little split single from underground cosmic pop heroines Jane Weaver and Tender Prey! Jane Weaver's "Don't Take My Soul" is the solid, near centerpiece of her solid Silver Globe LP, driven by delicate, but kind of haunting vocals and electronics and keyboards built backdrop. Bird label mate Tender Prey's "Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of My Heart" is on the flip and has a completely different, more post punk inspired vibe. Very cool! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Champion Jack DupreeBlues From The Gutter ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small set of initials on a back corner.)
Also available Blues From The Gutter ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Jack DupreeLegacy Of The Blues Vol 3 – Champion Jack Dupree ... CD
Sonet, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. Used 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
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Willie Mitchell/Bill Black's ComboChampion (part 1)/Little Queenie ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Outta Sight (UK), 1964/1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two early Hi Records gems – back to back on a single 45! "Champion" is a real stormer from Willie Mitchell – cut during the raw years of his instrumental sides – with a wicked tenor honking along with some great Hammond in the groove – plus lots of cool twangy guitar! "Little Queenie" has more great guitar and tenor too – and is definitely a tune that's on the hippest side of the Bill Black spectrum! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Roy Ayers & Kerri ChandlerGood Vibrations (Onionz protect da vibe dub, Onionz protect da vibe mix, Kerri's mad mix) ... 12-inch
Champion (UK), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A return to clubland glory for Roy Ayers – teaming up here with Kerri Chandler here on a wicked little track that recalls the glory days of his later Polydor groovers! The tune's got a solid deep house feel – in keeping with Kerri's other work – and Roy sings and plays vibes on the track, kind of darting in and out of the beat-heavy groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Cola & Jimmu (Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor)I Give To You My Love & Devotion ... CD
Herakles (Finland), 2014. Used ... $10.99
Jimi Tenor is a man of many talents – able to work in modes from spacey to jazzy to funky, and everything in between – as is singer Nicole Willis, who most folks know from her deep funk recordings, but who reemerges here as a house vocalist in the team of Cola & Jimmu! The look of the cover really sums up the sound of the record – a great old school vibe that reflects the best underground club releases of the late 80s – especially that deeper-than-deep house scene that never even came close to the mainstream! There's lots of spiritual elements in the lyrics – similar to the vibe of Jimi's recent Kabu Kabu records – but Nicole's delivery is very different, often parsed in short lyrical bursts amidst the keyboards and grooves. Titles include "Immortal Champion", "Earthly Delights", "Open Up Your Chakra", "Fantabulous", "Meet You At The Crossroads", and "No More Wars". CD

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✨✧ VariousSucker Punch – Jamaican Boxing Tributes ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pow! 19 rounds of boxing tribute tracks from Trojan! A hefty batch of Jamaican heavyweights pay tribute to some of the finest practitioners of the sweet science. As you'd expect, the selection leans heavily on Dee Jays delivering the knockout punch in champion style, like Big Youth's "Foreman Versus Frazier", Dennis Alcapone's "Cassius Clay" and "Muhammad Ali" and Prince Far I's "Natty Champion", but there's a great batch of mighty versions here too, like the Upsetters' "Sunshine Showdown", the Aggrovators' "Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) Version" and the Harry J All Stars' "George Foreman Version". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ Frank NittFrankie Rothstein EP ... LP
Fat Beats, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sharp solo EP from Frank Nitt, fo Frank N Dank fame – with all star production from that includes a beat from early Frank N Dank champion J Dilla, J Rocc, DK Rhettmatic and more – plus appearances by Illa J, T3 & Botni Applebum. Includes "Classic", "Slippin", "Hit Record/Dank S**t", "Official Supreme" with Botni Applebum, "Money On My Mind" with T3 & Illa J, "Hey World", "Get Blowed/Dank Outro", and bonus remix and instrumental versions of "Slippin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBeginners Guide To New Orleans (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Three CDs' worth of material from the New Orleans scene – a really comprehensive package that starts out in the classic years, then moves nicely up to some later funk and soul moments! CD 1 features Trad & Blues – older jazz and some bluesier tunes, with work by Louis Armstrong, Champion Jack Dupree, Zutty Singleton, Jelly Roll Morton, Bad Smitty, and Professor Longhair. CD 2 features Rhythm & Blues Meets Rock N Roll – seminal cuts from that late 50s/early 60s mode when the sound of New Orleans was really spilling out to influence the rest of the US – cuts that include "There's Something On Your Mind" by Bobby Marchan, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by The Blue Dots, "Storm Warning (long)" by Mac Rebennack, "Walkin With Frankie" by Frankie Lee Sims, "Looped" by Joe Dyson, "You Can Fly High" by Earl King, and "Hip Shakin Baby" by Roy Brown. CD 3 features Funk & New Brass – mostly New Orleans funk from the 60s and 70s, mixed with some of the hipper reworks of brass band sounds in recent years! Titles include "Good Old Funky Music" by The Meters, "Funk Soul (part 1)" by David Batiste & The Gladiators, "Sneakin Sally Through The Alley" by Lee Dorsey, "The Ear Is On Strike" by Dr John, "What A Mess We're In" by Tommy Ridgely, "Down Home Girl" by Alvin Robinson, "Alyo" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "Waterfall" by Quintron, and "E Flat Blues" by Hot 8 Brass Band. 59 tracks in all – a huge variety of music! CD

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✨✧ Frankie PaulTidal Wave ... LP
Greensleeves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic mid 80s dancehall from singer Frankie Paul and producer George Phang – with a vive that's rooted in soul, thanks in no small part to Frankie's sweetly emotional vocal approach – but it's done with lean, modern sound that's held up well over the years! The songs cut deep and Frankie sounds great, doing his thing over a crisp, but not overly glossy sound, with distinctive Sly & Robbie rhythms giving it a nice little bit of grit. Wonderful stuff – with "Dem A Go Feel It", "Beat Down The Fence", "Baby Come Home", "She's Got Soul", "Tidal Wave", "Your Love Is Amazing", "King Champion", "You Too Greedy", "Hold Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStill Groove Jumping – 16 Classic Rockin R&B Tracks From RCA's Groove Label ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of work from RCA's great Groove subsidiary in the 50s – home to some excellent R&B singles that were a far cry from the label's mainstream pop of the time! These cuts easily stand head to head with anything on labels like Atlantic or King at the time – and the collection unearths a whole host of tracks we'd never heard before – some rough and blusey, some with a tighter edge that's definitely at the best level of the pre-soul generation! The bluesy numbers are especially great – recorded at a level you'd never expect from RCA, at least not since the 30s – and often have these raw guitar lines that ring out like something you might hear from the Chess studios at the time. The set features great notes, with session details on the tracks – and titles include "High Low Jack" by Buddy Lucas, "Down To The Bottom" and "You Better Heed My Warning" by Larry Dale, "All My Life" by Roy Guitar Gaines, "Peek A Boo" by Mr Bear, "Rockin With Red" by Piano Red, "Drink Up" by The Du Droppers, "Country Boy" by Tiny Kennedy, "She's Got No Hair" by Arthur Crudup, and "When I Got Married" by Champion Jack Dupree. CD
 
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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". CD
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP 14.99

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Arthur (Arthur Lee Harper)Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
A great debut from Arthur Lee Harper – an artist who might have been a folk singer a few years before, but who sounds a lot trippier on this rare album for Lee Hazelwood's LHI label! Harper was a minor hanger-on during the LA scene of the 60s, but was championed by Hazlewood – who produced the album himself, with light arrangements from Don Randi – both bigger names who work here in really subtle ways – especially Lee, given how different most of Harper's music is from his own recordings! There's a great undercurrent of sadness – those gentle strings and blue notes that Hazlewood might cut through with his own wry wit – but which Arthur takes as a cue to open up with some of the most heartbreaking sides of his vocals – with a sense of darkness that's almost in the territory of UK acid folk. Titles include "Sunshine Soldier", "Children Once Were You", "Blue Museum", "Living Circa 1920", "Valentine Gray", "Dreams & Images", and "Pandora". Great reissue also features bonus tracks – "1860", "Coming Home", and "Excursion 13". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dreams & Images (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Jay BolotinJay Bolotin ... LP
Commonwealth United, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Rural accented, haunting and wonderful folk material from Jay Bolotin – a Kentucky bred songwriter and singer who made an impact on some powerful artists in Nashville, and in the country and folk landscape in general, but never really got his due for his own work – including this wholly excellent self-titled set recorded in 1970! There's a haunting, but graceful lilt to his singing and songwriting that reminds us of Leonard Cohen, but with a resonant southern warmth that's all his own, and it's little wonder to us that he was championed by keen eared artists such as Kris Kristofferson. The arrangements are fantastic, but unfussy, with just voice and guitar when that's all that's called for, electric bass, keys and drums when the mood needs it heavier, plus uncommon and completely effective elements like some harpsichord, celeste and other percussion. Players include guitarist David Mowry, bass player Ken Lyon, Mark Taber on piano & harpsichord, and Bobby Mason of The Fugs on drums & percussion. Titles include "Dear Father", "Jimmy's Got A Music Box", "It's All In That", "Pretty Burmah", "Trinketman", "You Are A Woman", "For Kristy", "Winter Woman" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Champions & Sonny ThompsonIt's Love It's Love/Mexico Bound ... 78 rpm
Chart, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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LedisiPieces Of Me ... CD
Verve, 2011. Used ... $3.99
A knockout from one of our favorite post millennium soul singers – beautiful stuff from Ledisi – perhaps her best album since moving up to Verve! Better than ever before, Ledisi is balancing insistent songcraft and deep, genuine emotion – it's the best of both worlds, really. The songs are accessible enough to break her in really huge way, but the depth isn't compromised even one shred. On a sheer talent level she's goes above and beyond, too – she has one of the best and most expressive voices out there. We're proud to say that we've been Ledisi champions for years now, and we're all the more excited that she's elevating her game at a major level! Includes "Pieces Of Me", "So Into You", "Bravo", "Stay Together" feat Jaheim, "Coffee", "Hate Me", "Shut Up", "Shine", "I Miss You", "BGTY", "Raise Up" and "I Gotta Get You". CD

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PhotekHidden Camera ... CD
Science/Virgin (UK), 1996. Used ... $1.99
Ahh, the golden age of drum & bass! We can't say we've been the biggest champions of jungle, but there was a time when it did really seem as if it was the future of music, and that's when Photek cut this great double 12 that really turned our heads. Dark & brooding, but still with a nice jazzy swing, this set still doesn't sound dated. 2 versions of the "Hidden Camera", plus "Hybrid" and our favorite, the monster "KJZ". CD

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QueenNews Of The World ... LP
Elektra, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
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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ReplacementsTim ... CD
Sire, 1985. Used ... $0.99
A big crossover classic for the champions of the Minneapolis scene! Titles include "Left Of The Dial", "Little Mascara", "Hold My Life", "I'll Buy", "Kiss Me On The Bus", "Waitress In The Sky", "Swingin Party", and "Here Comes A Regular". CD

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Sonny StittTune-Up/Constellation – Endgame Brilliance ... CD
Cobblestone/32 Jazz, 1972. Used ... $9.99
Early 70s magic from Sonny Stitt – two albums recorded in 1972 for the Cobblestone label! First up is Tune Up – a great one from Stitt's post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". Constellation is all bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Twin ImageMirror ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Sealed ... $14.99
Produced by Todd Cochran, who also plays keyboards – and gets some help on songwriting from Charles Jackson. Titles include "Champions", "Turn The World Around", "My Baby Loves Me", "Love Lesson", "Kiss & Make It Better", and "It's Hard To Leave You Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but one corner of the shrinkwrap has been exposed to get a promo stamp.)

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VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck ... CD
BamaLoveSoul, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful compilation put together by BamaLoveSoul – who are among the greatest champions of the best, deepest soul in the contemporary landscape! This diverse set is 10 strong with excellent underground soul, laidback instrumentals and otherwise solid sounds – all of which we're hearing for the first time – and we'd like to thank our friends down in 'Bama for that! On Deck has a global reach and a great ear for timeless, genuinely soulful music – whether it's done with subtle electronics, acoustic instrumentation or a bit of both. It's all good – which seems to be real impetus for inclusion here – that, and everyone on it deserves to bust out to a wider audience. Let's help make that happen! Includes "Lost In Memory" by Soia, "Fourteen" by Ta-Ku, "Underestimated" by Diggs Duke and ProbCause, "When The Time Is Right" by Byron The Aquarius, "Get On Through" by Mr Bird feat Greg Blackman, "Better" by Nicholas Ryan Gant, "BrookLon (BK Meets UK)" by Ahmed Sirour, "Be Felt" by Xolisa, "Run The Fantastic Race" by Tall Black Guy and "End Of The Universe" by Freddie Joachim. CD

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VariousTwin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 ... CD
Secret Stash, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the 70s – all of them mighty darn soulful, and most of them pretty dang funky as well! The wealth of work is really surprisingly – with strong echoes of styles going on in the Chicago and Detroit scenes at the time, but maybe even more surprising, given that Minneapolis/St Paul didn't have nearly the same amount of resources. The package is easily one of the best ever done by the Secret Stash label – a set that really ups the level of their reissues – with a motherlode of killer cuts that include "Love Me Leave Me" by The Valdons, "Sweet Smell Of Perfume" by Maurice McKinnies & The Champions, "Work Your Flapper (part 1)" by Jackie Harris & The Champions, "She's A Whole Lot's A Woman" by Mojo & His Chi 4, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Willie Walker, "Save Me" by Wanda Davis, "Saxophone Disco" by Morris Wilson, "Honey From The Bee" by Willie & The Bumblebees, "The Max" by Prophets Of Peace, "Get Up" by The Lewis Connection, and "Rusty McDusty" by Morris Wilson. CD

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✨✧ BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Czarface feat MF DoomKa-Bang (main, inst, Suckface's Swine Mix, Suckface's Swine Mix inst)/Deviatin' Septums (main, inst) (10 inch picture disc) ... 12-inch
Brick, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The superpower hip hop team of Wu Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and longtime Boston underground hip hop champions 7L & Esoteric – joining together as Czarface – and meeting their match in the mighty MF Doom! "Ka-Bang" is here in the rock solid main version, plus an exclusive remix and instrumental versions – and it also includes the non-album bonus track "Deviatin' Septums". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Incredibly cool picture disc – with very nicely done comic book homage art on both sides!)

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✨✧ ReplacementsTim ... LP
Sire, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big crossover classic for the champions of the Minneapolis scene! Titles include "Left Of The Dial", "Little Mascara", "Hold My Life", "I'll Buy", "Kiss Me On The Bus", "Waitress In The Sky", "Swingin Party", and "Here Comes A Regular". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino pressing.)
Also available Tim ... CD 0.99

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousTwin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 ... CD
Secret Stash, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the 70s – all of them mighty darn soulful, and most of them pretty dang funky as well! The wealth of work is really surprisingly – with strong echoes of styles going on in the Chicago and Detroit scenes at the time, but maybe even more surprising, given that Minneapolis/St Paul didn't have nearly the same amount of resources. The package is easily one of the best ever done by the Secret Stash label – a set that really ups the level of their reissues – with a motherlode of killer cuts that include "Love Me Leave Me" by The Valdons, "Sweet Smell Of Perfume" by Maurice McKinnies & The Champions, "Work Your Flapper (part 1)" by Jackie Harris & The Champions, "She's A Whole Lot's A Woman" by Mojo & His Chi 4, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Willie Walker, "Save Me" by Wanda Davis, "Saxophone Disco" by Morris Wilson, "Honey From The Bee" by Willie & The Bumblebees, "The Max" by Prophets Of Peace, "Get Up" by The Lewis Connection, and "Rusty McDusty" by Morris Wilson. CD
Also available Twin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Ernie BushmillerNancy Is Happy ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime strips from the legendary Ernie Bushmiller a heck of a lot of material from the Nancy comic of the early 40s – and a masterpiece in modern art throughout! To most of us growing up in the postwar years, Nancy was kind of a ubiquitous gag cartoon – but over the years, we've really come to appreciate it for its style, design, and often eerie and oddball wit – qualities that have been championed by contemporary comics giants like Dan Clowes, Scott McCloud, and Ivan Brunetti (the last of whom even auditionioned for a chance to draw the strip!) The book is beautiful – with three full years of Nancy daily strips from the years 1943, 1944, and 1945 – squarebound in a very stylish way, with 33 pages, and an introduction by Daniel Clowes! Book

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✨✧ VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BamaLoveSoul, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful compilation put together by BamaLoveSoul – who are among the greatest champions of the best, deepest soul in the contemporary landscape! This diverse set is 10 strong with excellent underground soul, laidback instrumentals and otherwise solid sounds – all of which we're hearing for the first time – and we'd like to thank our friends down in 'Bama for that! On Deck has a global reach and a great ear for timeless, genuinely soulful music – whether it's done with subtle electronics, acoustic instrumentation or a bit of both. It's all good – which seems to be real impetus for inclusion here – that, and everyone on it deserves to bust out to a wider audience. Let's help make that happen! Includes "Lost In Memory" by Soia, "Fourteen" by Ta-Ku, "Underestimated" by Diggs Duke and ProbCause, "When The Time Is Right" by Byron The Aquarius, "Get On Through" by Mr Bird feat Greg Blackman, "Better" by Nicholas Ryan Gant, "BrookLon (BK Meets UK)" by Ahmed Sirour, "Be Felt" by Xolisa, "Run The Fantastic Race" by Tall Black Guy and "End Of The Universe" by Freddie Joachim. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available BamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck ... CD 6.99
 
 
 



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