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Champion Jack DupreeMercy On Me ... LP
Time Wind (Germany), 1982. Sealed ... $9.99
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✨✧ Buju BantonChampion (rmx, original) ... 12-inch
Suite 56, 1995. Very Good+ ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a promo stamp.)

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Henry Junjo Lawes/Barrington LevyJunto Presents – Heavyweight Dub Champion (2CD pressing) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 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

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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... 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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✨✧ Henry Junjo LawesHeavyweight Dub Champion (with bonus LP and poster) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 18.99
 
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Evening RigIs Doin' Stuff ... LP
Heart Of A Champion, 2009. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
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Dave & Toni ArthurMorning Stands On Tiptoe ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
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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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 5 & 6 – Dil Cosby & Dil Withers – A Tribute To Dilla ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... $7.99
A mad funky pairing of beat suites from the Beat Konducta – Vols 5 & 6 in the evolving, unpredictable series of deep, crackling beatcraft – with a little help from J Rocc and spiritual guidance from Dilla! The Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suites are as solid as any of the volumes to date, compellingly funky and in more of Madlib's heady hip hop mode than some of the more psychedelic and experimental efforts before it. That's not to say that Madlib's given up on the oddball flourishes – it's a wild ride, but the emotionally resonant soul samples, some with vocals, but mostly instrumentals, and thumping beats loom large in the mix. 'Lib is the longstanding champion of hazy, smoked out hip hop funk instrumentals – and these volumes together add up to another blunted gem – with moments that are purely influenced by and tributes to J Dilla – those with with the soaring soul string bits anchored by abstract beats – but Madlib's own smoked out sonic signature is out front always. 42 short bursts of mad genius, with spacey jazz funk, cosmic keys, and swirling samples galore! Titles include "For My Mans (Prelude)", "The Mystery (Dilla's Still Here)", "Beat Provider (Through The Years)", "The String (Heavy Jones)", "Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)", "Shades Of Pete (Super)", "Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)" "Dil Withers Theme", "First Class (The Best Catalogue) ", "Lifetime (Lifeline)", "The Electric Zone (Plugged In)", "Smoked Out (Green Blaze Subliminal Sounds)", "Another Bag of Bomb (No Seeds)", " Never Front (Ears Up) ", "Slapped Up (Snap N' Clap)", "The Sky (Beyond Sight)" and more. Incredible stuff! CD

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Guru Guru Mani (Mani Neumeier)Mani Und Seine Freunde ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $38.99
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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Kanye WestGraduation ... CD
Def Jam, 2007. Used ... $2.99
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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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Willie MitchellHi Records Single Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
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 ... $12.99
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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✨✧ 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 ... $18.99
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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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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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist ... CD
BGP (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Jump blues, rollicking R&B, proto rock, Northern Soul and otherwise rawly stomping stormers selected by DJ Andy Smith – a cool compilation of late 50s and 60s treasures that you might hear on one of his Jump Up Twist club nights! There's some familiar names in the set list for deep digging fans of any of the above styles, but there are no tracks that come even close to being overplayed, and each one is a winner – cuts by Wynonie Harris, Wynona Carr, Al Ferrier, Toni & The Showmen, Johnny Guitar Watson, Alton Ellis, The Skatalites, Luther Ingram, Mickey Champion, The San Francisco TKOs and more. Numbers flow one to the next with a skillful touch! Titles include "Bloodshot Eyes" by Wynonie Harris, "Ooo Little Girl" by Floyd Dixon, "Tracks To Your Mind" by The Sounds Of Lane, "Ska Beat" by Alton Ellis, "Collie Bud" by Skatalites, "Hit, Git And Split" by Young Jessie, "Make Up Your Mind" by San Francisco TKOs and more. 23 in all. CD

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

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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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VariousSaravah Jazz ... CD
Saravah/Sony (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $32.99
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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✨✧ King Jammy & OthersKing Jammy's – Selector's Choice Vol 2 ... CD
Jammy's/VP, Early/Mid 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We can't think of a better word to describe this selection than choice, as it bumps like jeep with a broken suspension on dirt road in the Jamaican countryside! This is part two of a four part series collecting the 80s output Lloyd King Jammy James, the man who elevated the Casio from musical toy to a sound bwoy killing beat machine! An essential musical portrait of the man who virtually single handedly transformed the Dancehall era and influenced the sound of an entire generation of Jamaican music, with the tracks arranged by rhythm. This volume features 40 cuts on 2 discs, including "Deh Wid You" by Super Black, "Rock It Tonight" and "Fire Fire" by Johnny Osbourne, "For Your Eyes Only" and "Champion Bubbler" by Pinchers, "Horse Tonic" by Admiral Bailey, "Spanish Fly" by Little Twitch, "Crying Time" by Cocoa Tea, "Ah Murder" by Pad Anthony, "Shame them" by Frankie Paul, "Bad Minded People" by Anthony Malvo, "Block Traffic" by Little John, "Nice Up The Lawn" by Ninja Man, "Dancehall Business" by King Everald, "The General" by Josey Wales, and "Turn On The Heat" by Eccleton Jarret. 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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✨✧ Iggy PopIdiot ... CD
Virgin, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Idiot (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
 
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QueenWe Are The Champions/We Will Rock You ... 7-inch
Elektra, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
Damn! If only we could have written a song like this – played from the word "go" at just about every sporting event for the past 30 years, and still a pretty great number, undaunted by years of overexposure! "We Will Rock You" sounds great on 45 – loud, chunky, with those claps coming off with a nice crispy edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(80s Spun Gold series pressing.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
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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BreakwaterSplashdown ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 14.99

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BreakwaterSplashdown (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1980. Used ... $14.99
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.)

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50 CentCurtis ... LP
G Unit/Aftermath, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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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Kashmere Stage BandThunder Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kashmere Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $26.99
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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Marisa MonteRose & Charcoal ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $4.99
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed releases by a Brazilian musician in recent years. The album's a mix of jazz-tinged vocal tracks by Marisa, with a style that certainly owes something to earlier Brazilian singers like Gal Costa or Joyce, but which also has lots of its own nice touches. Arto Linday produced the set, and Marisa Runs through a batch of songs that includes versions of Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes", Arnaldo Antunes "Deepest Night", Jorge Ben's "Balanca Pema", and her own "Enquanto Isso", sung with Laurie Anderson. There's also loads of guests on the album – like Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $18.99 29.99
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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QueenNews Of The World ... LP
Elektra, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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ScientistWorld At War (45rpm audiophile edition – with bonus CD) ... LP
Black Ovation/Dub Mir, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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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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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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

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VariousFat Possum Records – Not The Same Old Blues Crap Vol 3 ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 2000s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 17.99
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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✨✧ Brave New WorldImpressions On Reading Aldous Huxley ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMind Fusion Vol 4 – Mixed By Madlib ... CD
Mind Fusion/Stones Throw, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive DJ genius from the one-and-only Madlib – the 4th volume in his excellent series of remixed and mixed up material from the Stones Throw roster and more! Volume 4 is over an hour of Madlib doing his thing behind rhymes from some of hip hop's titans – part underground remix experience, part mash up of Mad beats with modern hip hop's duel heavyweight champions, part golden ticket tour of the mind of Madlib! A stellar set of 'Lib at his most DJ centric! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Willie's finest hour, and one of the best records of the 70s by anyone! The Nashville establishment was as horrid in the 70s as it is today, with glitzy, soulless, committee-thought pop garbage ruling the scene – so Willie, who had ironically been a hit songwriter for a decade packed it up for Austin and churned out the spare, haunting and wholly unique Red Headed Stranger in a couple of days. The LP was a huge commercial and critical success, with everyone up to and including Miles Davis singing its praises. Red Headed Stranger didn't change the world the way its champions hoped – Nashville is still pretty much an aesthetic hell hole. But the record will live on forever, and it's a crucial addition to anyone's collection who cherishes pure individualistic music that was fortunate enough to find popular success. Titles include "I Couldn't Believe It Was True", "Red Headed Stranger", "Just As I Am", "Denver", "Remember Me", "Hands On The Wheel", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTwin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album download.)
 
 
 



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