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Champion Jack DupreeChampion Jack Dupree – Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
The title certainly gets it right – because although Champion Jack Dupree recorded some rootsier blues in his time, the music here is all pretty upbeat and rocking – and includes a fair bit of unissued titles recorded for RCA's Groove and Vik labels in the 50s! The set begins with a handful of rare early singles on the Red Robin label in the early 50s, then moves into the RCA work from the second half of the decade – and together, the tunes really have Dupree sounding wonderful as an upbeat singer on some really romping tunes! The music gets better and better as the 50s move on – and in fact, some of the unissued tracks are complete gems – presented here with very detailed notes in a really lovely package – the best Bear Family way. Titles include "Lonely Road Blues", "Dirty Woman", "Story Of My Life (fast version)", "Lollipop Baby", "Hello Darlin", "My Baby's Like A Clock", "Shake Baby Shake", "Drunk Again", "Nasty Boogie", and "The Wrong Woman". CD

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Champion Jack DupreePiano Blues 1960 ... CD
Magpie (UK), 1960. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ King Curtis & Champion Jack DupreeBlues At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early King Records material by Champion Jack Dupree – a hell of a pianist, and a heck of a great singer too – working almost as a raconteur on some of the best songs on this collection! The music has deep roots in New Orleans, where Jack must have really honed his piano skills – but there's also a more northern, more urban presentation of the music on these cuts – a strong current of wit that comes in the way that Jack puts over a tune, and a great mix of jazzy phrasing in both his piano and the electric guitar that sometimes provides strong accompaniment. Jack's vocals are almost more commentary than traditional lyrics – often with an undercurrent of raunch – and titles include "That's My Pa", "Failing Health Blues", "Big Leg Emma's", "Two Below Zero", "Camille", "Me & My Mule", "She Cooks Me Cabbage", and "Silent Partner". CD

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... LP
King, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early King Records material by Champion Jack Dupree – a hell of a pianist, and a heck of a great singer too – working almost as a raconteur on some of the best songs on this collection! The music has deep roots in New Orleans, where Jack must have really honed his piano skills – but there's also a more northern, more urban presentation of the music on these cuts – a strong current of wit that comes in the way that Jack puts over a tune, and a great mix of jazzy phrasing in both his piano and the electric guitar that sometimes provides strong accompaniment. Jack's vocals are almost more commentary than traditional lyrics – often with an undercurrent of raunch – and titles include "That's My Pa", "Failing Health Blues", "Big Leg Emma's", "Two Below Zero", "Camille", "Me & My Mule", "She Cooks Me Cabbage", and "Silent Partner". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSonet Blues Story – Champion Jack Dupree – Recorded In London In 1971 ... CD
Sonet/Universal, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyHard Champion ... CD
King, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "Scenic Route", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Theme Of Hard Champion" and "Witch Hunt". CD
(Out of print.)

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High Lonesome Sound SystemWaiting For The Lights (voc, mandalay mix, thai mix)/Waiting For Champion Sound ... 12-inch
Exist Dance, 1992. Very Good ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ JaylibChampion Sound – The Remix (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
A brilliant update of the older Blue Note All-Stars concept – a set that features a tremendous lineup of the contemporary talents who've helped shape the new sound of the label in recent years – including trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. The set's produced by Glasper, and has all the open, soulful currents of his own great records for the label – but also really draws a lot from the contributions of the other heavyweights too – as they work together on a se of mostly original tunes, all with shapes and sounds that you never would have expected on Blue Note in years past. We're huge fans of this direction of the label – and appreciate the way that they've found a way to keep things creatively soulful, but without rehashing the past or resorting to easy gimmicks. There's a depth here that would have made the old school proud – and titles include "Bayyinah", "Cycling Through Reality", "Witch Hunt", "Second Light", "Freedom Dance", and "Message Of Hope" – plus a few shorter tracks dedicated to Bruce Lundvall, the always-optimistic champion who headed the label in the years before his death. CD

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✨✧ DefariRare Poise (with bonus track) ... LP
Defari, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Likit Crew and solo veteran Defari still in sharp focus and fine form – Rare Poise, indeed! Produced in full by Evidence, so you know this one's got a consistent, timeless sound – with guest spots for Krondon, Rakaa Iriscience, Brew and Phil Da Agony. Title include "It's Like I'm You", "Church Piano", "Champion Sound", "Mount Up" LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Douglas & The WesterliesLittle Giant Still Life ... CD
Greenleaf, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
Bold work from one of the most restlessly creative talents in jazz – trumpeter Dave Douglas, who always seems to surprise us with the setting of each new record! This set has Dave blowing with his Westerlies group – a sextet with two trumpets, two trombones, and a drummer – which makes for a brass-strong sound, but expressed in a small combo mode – rhythmic elements from the drums and other horns, supporting one soloist in the lead – on tunes that are all originals by Douglas, and have a mighty tight punch! There's no other instrumentation in the group at all – which means that the trombones handle a bit of bass, and all horns might fit in where a piano would normally rest – all of which makes for a very unique sound throughout. Titles include "Champion", "Arcade", "Men & Machine", "Bunting", "Swing Landscape", "The Front Page", "Colonial Cubism", and "Your Special Day". CD

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Vince Guaraldi/Rod McKuen/John Scott TrotterBoy Named Charlie Brown – Complete Score (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy/Kritzerland, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible addition to the world of Charlie Brown soundtracks – and a record that's different both from the jazz album of Vince Guaraldi tunes issued by Fantasy, and the album of Rod McKuen and other instrumental tunes issued by Columbia! Instead, this one goes right to the source tapes for the original cartoon, instead of featuring later re-recordings – and the result is a batch of music that's wonderfully fresh, and which offers up a sublime mixing of both Guaraldi and McKuen modes! There's certainly lots of jazzy tunes by Vince – those cool piano cuts that he did so famously for Peanuts shows – but served up here in versions that are different than the ones on record, and interspersed with some larger orchestrations from John Scott Trotter – and the McKuen tunes are different than those recorded for Columbia – as they sometimes feature vocals by the characters, mixed with a few sung by Rod – and also a few instrumentals too. Plus, the whole thing comes with 10 more bonus tracks – a whopping 32 titles in all – with alternate and unused versions. Titles include "Percussion Swinger/Baseball Theme", "Blue Charlie Brown", "I Before E", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Linus & Lucy (Big City)", "Charlie Brown & His All Stars", "Bus Wheel Blues", and "Failure Face". CD
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ Guru Guru Mani (Mani Neumeier)Mani Und Seine Freunde ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ King Tubby & FriendsDub Gone Crazy ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The compilation that put Blood & Fire on the map and may well have started the 90s dub revival! 14 heavy tracks, produced by Bunny Lee, played by the Aggrovators at Tubby's and dubbed into atmospheric soundscapes by Tubby and his disciples Prince Jammy, Prince Phillip & Scientist. An essential document for every reggae lover, much less music lover, bringing together some crucial numbers like "Datta Dread Version", "Dub Fi Gwan", "Real Gone Crazy Dub", "Hold Them In Dub" & "Champion Version". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that concept is maybe expressed here most perfectly in the handling of his music by Heavenly Sweetness – a label who've been a recent champion of his classic records, and a great choice for bringing him back into the studio. Krater vocalizes, and plays trumpet, flugelhorn, djembe, and other percussion – with a tight quintet of bass, drums, and additional percussion – plus some great Fender Rhodes – and titles include "A Pa Jodi", "Mi Yo Rive", "Ti Jan Ka", "Lage", "An Ka Sonje", "Nou Kontan", and "Jouwe Tanbou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dele SosimiIdentity ... CD
Helico (UK), 2008. Used ... $14.99
Killer work from one of the hippest artists on the contemporary Afro Funk scene – Dele Sosimi, who really makes the set sparkle on both vocals and keyboards! There's a groove here that's directly descended from Fela and Tony Allen, but which also has a few of its own elements as well – all recorded with a solid 70s sound throughout, with plenty of long tracks that offer up some great solo space for Dele's keyboards! Other instrumentation includes heavy horns and lots of percussion – and many numbers feature backing vocals too, which makes for a strong ensemble groove to the record, one that really underscores the collaborative efforts of the group. The whole thing's great – one of the strongest recent efforts we've heard of this type – and titles include "Ya Hand", "Ojoro", "I Don Waka", "E Just Dey Go", "Ori Oka", and "Local Champion". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFools Paradise Favorites – 50s & 60s Bop Slop & Schlock – Wigged Out Rarities From The Fool's Paradise Radio Programme (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Fantastic sounds from the grittiest years of the 45rpm single – music that's so mad, so strange, it really defies description! All the cuts here are presented in conjunction with the long-running Fool's Paradise radio show on WFMU – a longtime champion of all things weird and wild – always reminding us that in the glory days of vinyl, there was so much stuff set to record that really defied any sort of description – sounds that usually were quite far from the charts as well! The music here maybe has bits of R&B, early rock, jazz, and exotica – but the end results are all pretty darn unique – and often handled with both a sense of humor, and a great ear for unusual studio tricks and gimmicks. Titles include "Chinese Rock & Roll" by the Flock Rocker, "Shawnee" by The Premiers, "Charlie & The Bank Job" by Al Katraz, "Umh Uh Baby" by Kind Sid, "Knock Her Down" by The Orbits, "The Last Meal" by Hurricane Harry, "500 Pound Canary" by Jules Blattner, "The Goatee's Got To Go" by Dick Summers, "Mad" by Bobby Borda Five, "Pulp Wood Charley" by Wee Willie & The Soulettes, and "Pal Mal Rock" by Arnie Ginsberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus chicken themed 7 inch!)

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VariousJazz Dance Fusion – Presented By Colin Curtis ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Don't think "fusion" as in the usual electric mode of the jazz genre – think instead of the kind of cool cuts that mix together a few different modes – Brazilian and funky, vocal and groovy, modal and Latin – all of which you'll hear in this great little set! The package takes us back to the days when a straight jazz track could really set a London or Tokyo dancefloor on fire – especially if the DJ was someone like Gilles Peterson or Sunaga T – both of whom have always been a huge inspiration to the kind of music we champion here at Dusty Groove! And here, Colin Curtis follows in very strong formation – uncovering cool cuts from the 70s, many of which never fully got their due – and which really expand your understanding of jazz from the time. These numbers go way past CTI, Blue Note, Prestige, and other big labels of the period – and instead mostly come from the mighty catalog of Muse Records – with cuts that include "Image" by Dom Salvador, "Murilley" by Charles Earland, "Empty Faces" by Mark Murphy, "Samba Express" by Eric Kloss, "To Let You Know I Care" by Ron Eschete, "Ponteio" by Dom Um Romao, "What's Going On" by Michele Hendricks, "New York Afternoon" by Richie Cole, "El Exi-Hente" by Harold Ousley, "Samba Do Brilho" by Bill Hardman, "The Angels" by Dom Um Romao, "Spirit's Samba" by Dave Pike, "Demon Upstairs" by Michael Carvin, "Zamba" by Walt Barr, "Someone To Light Up My Life" by Mark Murphy with Viva Brasil, and "Spirits Of Truth" by Emanuel K Rahim & The Khaliqs. CD

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VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... LP
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWalking To New Orleans – A History Of The Crescent City Piano Pioneers (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Music from Jelly Roll Morton, Little Brother Montgomery, Champion Jack Dupree, Dink Johnson, Roy Brown, Smiley Lewis, Art Neville, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Alton Purnell, Ernie K Doe & more. CD

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✨✧ Dave Douglas & The WesterliesLittle Giant Still Life ... CD
Greenleaf, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold work from one of the most restlessly creative talents in jazz – trumpeter Dave Douglas, who always seems to surprise us with the setting of each new record! This set has Dave blowing with his Westerlies group – a sextet with two trumpets, two trombones, and a drummer – which makes for a brass-strong sound, but expressed in a small combo mode – rhythmic elements from the drums and other horns, supporting one soloist in the lead – on tunes that are all originals by Douglas, and have a mighty tight punch! There's no other instrumentation in the group at all – which means that the trombones handle a bit of bass, and all horns might fit in where a piano would normally rest – all of which makes for a very unique sound throughout. Titles include "Champion", "Arcade", "Men & Machine", "Bunting", "Swing Landscape", "The Front Page", "Colonial Cubism", and "Your Special Day". CD
Also available Little Giant Still Life ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... LP
Stanyan, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Dance Fusion – Presented By Colin Curtis ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't think "fusion" as in the usual electric mode of the jazz genre – think instead of the kind of cool cuts that mix together a few different modes – Brazilian and funky, vocal and groovy, modal and Latin – all of which you'll hear in this great little set! The package takes us back to the days when a straight jazz track could really set a London or Tokyo dancefloor on fire – especially if the DJ was someone like Gilles Peterson or Sunaga T – both of whom have always been a huge inspiration to the kind of music we champion here at Dusty Groove! And here, Colin Curtis follows in very strong formation – uncovering cool cuts from the 70s, many of which never fully got their due – and which really expand your understanding of jazz from the time. These numbers go way past CTI, Blue Note, Prestige, and other big labels of the period – and instead mostly come from the mighty catalog of Muse Records – with cuts that include "Image" by Dom Salvador, "Murilley" by Charles Earland, "Empty Faces" by Mark Murphy, "Samba Express" by Eric Kloss, "To Let You Know I Care" by Ron Eschete, "Ponteio" by Dom Um Romao, "What's Going On" by Michele Hendricks, "New York Afternoon" by Richie Cole, "El Exi-Hente" by Harold Ousley, Samba Do Brilho" by Bill Hardman, "The Angels" by Dom Um Romao, and "Spirits Of Truth" by Emanuel K Rahim & The Khaliqs. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Dance Fusion – Presented By Colin Curtis ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Third Coast Ensemble (Rob Mazurek)Wrecks ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible feather in the already-large hat of Rob Mazurek – work that more than lives up to some of his boldest visions on previous recordings, but does so in a completely new direction! The album features a set of larger-form compositions all put together by Rob – in ways that show a remarkable ear for mature colors and concepts – handled by players who are both from the third coast of the Chicago scene, and from Brest in France – where all the music here came together! Even if you already know and love Mazurek's other music, there's something very different and special here – as Rob's cornet and direction shape the sound of a lineup that features incredible performances from Nicole Mitchell on flutes, Christiphe Rocher on clarinets, Jeff Parker on guitar, Lou Malozzi on electronics, Steve Berry on trombone, Christofer Bjurstrom on piano, Philippe Champion on trumpet, Tomeka Reid on cello, Nicolas Peoc'H on alto and soprano sax, Irvin Pierce on tenor, and Avreeayl Ra on drums. There's also some beautiful texts penned by Alexandre Pierrepont and background voice from Yannick Leblay – and while the idea of such trans-Atlantic avant jazz collaboration is nothing new, there's a very special, very unique quality to this set – almost as if the players had been working together for many years to realize Rob's vision. Titles include "Under The Hearts Snow", "The Game Circle", "Wild Gale", "On The Trapeze Of Minds Ferns", "Cobalt Of Chance", "This Is The Atoll", and "Drinkable Gold With Shadows' Liquor". CD

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✨✧ VariousDiggin Greenseleeves – Mixed By Muro ... CD
Greensleeves (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The King Of Diggin takes on one of the greatest record labels of the second generation of reggae – and turns in a massive mix of 30 tracks from the catalog of Greensleeves Records! We've heard plenty of DJ Muro skills over the years on hip hop, funky jazz, and classic soul – but here, he really surprises us with his ear for Jamaican music – and works together a beautiful mix of tracks with echoey brilliance, and a very strong bottom-end sound. The shift in Muro's style is wonderful – and, like all of his other mixes, further illuminates music we already love in the first place! Titles include "Lover Man" by Triston Palma, "Noah's Ark" by Eek A Mouse, "Bam Bam" by Cocoa Tea, "Boom Shack A Lack" by Junior Reid, "Attack On Ganymede" by Prince Jammy, "Run Run Run" by Capital Letters, "Nah Follow No Fashion" by Sugar Minott, "Modern Slavery" by Wailing Souls, "Hold On To What You Got" by Michael Prophet, "Ice Cream Love (dub)" by Johnny Osbourne, "Red River Dub" by The Revolutionaries, "Love It Like A Light Post" by Ranking Joe, and "King Champion" by Frankie Paul. CD

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✨✧ VariousFools Paradise Favorites – 50s & 60s Bop Slop & Schlock – Wigged Out Rarities From The Fool's Paradise Radio Programme ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the grittiest years of the 45rpm single – music that's so mad, so strange, it really defies description! All the cuts here are presented in conjunction with the long-running Fool's Paradise radio show on WFMU – a longtime champion of all things weird and wild – always reminding us that in the glory days of vinyl, there was so much stuff set to record that really defied any sort of description – sounds that usually were quite far from the charts as well! The music here maybe has bits of R&B, early rock, jazz, and exotica – but the end results are all pretty darn unique – and often handled with both a sense of humor, and a great ear for unusual studio tricks and gimmicks. Titles include "Chinese Rock & Roll" by the Flock Rocker, "Shawnee" by The Premiers, "Charlie & The Bank Job" by Al Katraz, "Umh Uh Baby" by Kind Sid, "Knock Her Down" by The Orbits, "The Last Meal" by Hurricane Harry, "500 Pound Canary" by Jules Blattner, "The Goatee's Got To Go" by Dick Summers, "Mad" by Bobby Borda Five, "Pulp Wood Charley" by Wee Willie & The Soulettes, and "Pal Mal Rock" by Arnie Ginsberg. CD
Also available Fools Paradise Favorites – 50s & 60s Bop Slop & Schlock – Wigged Out Rarities From The Fool's Paradise Radio Programme (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. CD
Also available Lovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that concept is maybe expressed here most perfectly in the handling of his music by Heavenly Sweetness – a label who've been a recent champion of his classic records, and a great choice for bringing him back into the studio. Krater vocalizes, and plays trumpet, flugelhorn, djembe, and other percussion – with a tight quintet of bass, drums, and additional percussion – plus some great Fender Rhodes – and titles include "A Pa Jodi", "Mi Yo Rive", "Ti Jan Ka", "Lage", "An Ka Sonje", "Nou Kontan", and "Jouwe Tanbou". CD
Also available An Ka Sonje ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant update of the older Blue Note All-Stars concept – a set that features a tremendous lineup of the contemporary talents who've helped shape the new sound of the label in recent years – including trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. The set's produced by Glasper, and has all the open, soulful currents of his own great records for the label – but also really draws a lot from the contributions of the other heavyweights too – as they work together on a se of mostly original tunes, all with shapes and sounds that you never would have expected on Blue Note in years past. We're huge fans of this direction of the label – and appreciate the way that they've found a way to keep things creatively soulful, but without rehashing the past or resorting to easy gimmicks. There's a depth here that would have made the old school proud – and titles include "Bayyinah", "Cycling Through Reality", "Witch Hunt", "Second Light", "Freedom Dance", and "Message Of Hope" – plus a few shorter tracks dedicated to Bruce Lundvall, the always-optimistic champion who headed the label in the years before his death. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Point Of View ... CD 13.99
 
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ChampionsCute Little Baby/I'm So Blue ... 7-inch
Ace, 1958. Very Good- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Al KooperChampionship Wrestling ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Van MorrisonPoetic Champions Compose ... CD
Mercury, 1987. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Justin HindsKnow Jah Better ... CD
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1992. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The legendary Justin Hinds – still going strong in the digital generation, and getting some nice classic touches here in the Nighthawk Records mode! When the label first got going, they were maybe the new kids on the block – but by the time of this set, they were more champions of an old school style than the bigger companies – which is still the best fit for Justin's vocals. There's definitely a few digital touches in the production, but most of the core energy comes from riffing guitar and heavy bass – especially on the cuts that feature added work from Chinna Smith. Titles include "War Time", "Know Jah Better", "Want More", "Almond Tree", "No Place Like Home", "Picking Up Chips", "Deep In The Heart", and "In This Time". CD

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HolophonorLight Magnet ... LP
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A group with vibes in the lead – which might already have been enough to win us over – save for the fact that everything else about the record is great, too – including its production by Wayne Shorter! Forget all about Shorter, though – because although he champions the group, they hardly need his help at all – as they're a wonderfully strong, very soulful ensemble who are very much headed in the right direction – with that kind of fresh, young voice in jazz that we maybe heard years ago when Black/Note first appeared on the scene – although these guys have a vision that's all their own, and a sound that gets nicely spiritual at times too. The group features vibes from Diego Urbano, alto from Josh Johnson, trumpet from Mike Cottone, trombone from Eric Miller, piano from Miro Sprague, bass from Dave Robaire, and drums from Jonathan Pinson – a big group, but one with a razor-sharp focus throughout – on songs that include "Santa Ynez", "Choose Your Adventure", "Three Song", "Pioneer", "Dream Space", "Light Magnet", "E Force 3", and "Invisible Cities". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Willie NelsonRed Headed Stranger ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear with a center split spine.)

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✨✧ QueenNews Of The World ... LP
Elektra, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ EndIntrospection (plus bonus Retrospection LP) (180 gram translucent vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Decca, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A nice batch of late 60s psychedelic from The End – a record with that mixes the catchy idiosyncrasies of post-Sgt. Pepper Lennon/McCartney with the headier elements of groups like The Creation and Barrett-era Pink Floyd! The album was championed and produced by the Stones' Bill Wyman and engineered by rock heavyweight Glyn Johns – but this very deserving record didn't get its due at the time – perhaps because Decca didn't quite know how to sell such a record. Tracks include "Dreamworld", "Under The Rainbow", "Shades Of Orange", "Introspection (Pt. 1)", "Don't Take Me", "Loving, Sacred Loving", "She Said Yeah" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus Retrospection LP of outakes and bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Alyn ShiptonNilsson – The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter (hardcover) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ HolophonorLight Magnet ... CD
Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A group with vibes in the lead – which might already have been enough to win us over – save for the fact that everything else about the record is great, too – including its production by Wayne Shorter! Forget all about Shorter, though – because although he champions the group, they hardly need his help at all – as they're a wonderfully strong, very soulful ensemble who are very much headed in the right direction – with that kind of fresh, young voice in jazz that we maybe heard years ago when Black/Note first appeared on the scene – although these guys have a vision that's all their own, and a sound that gets nicely spiritual at times too. The group features vibes from Diego Urbano, alto from Josh Johnson, trumpet from Mike Cottone, trombone from Eric Miller, piano from Miro Sprague, bass from Dave Robaire, and drums from Jonathan Pinson – a big group, but one with a razor-sharp focus throughout – on songs that include "Santa Ynez", "Choose Your Adventure", "Three Song", "Pioneer", "Dream Space", "Light Magnet", "E Force 3", and "Invisible Cities". CD
Also available Light Magnet ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Tom T HallNew Train Same Rider/Places I've Done Time ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of late 70s Tom T Hall albums – back to back on a single CD! New Train Same Rider is a set that has Tom T Hall maybe bringing a bit more sentiment to the mix than before – hitting some of those tunes that are still as reflective as his other work, but maybe a bit less pointedly critical – maybe showing a warmer side of Hall as his songwriting career continued to flourish. Yet the album's also got a few key cuts that are really great, too – including his great commentary on all the outlaw singers who were recording outside Nashville – and his great ode to whiskey. Titles include "Burning Bridges", "Dark Hollow", "I'd Rather Die Young", "May The Force Be With You Always", "Come On Back To Nashville", "Mabel You Have Been A Friend To Me", and "I Wish I Loved Somebody Else". Places I've Done Time is a record that's titled after the few moments Tom T Hall spent behind bars – as recalled in a few of his early songs – and the set's a great nod back to the kind of songwriting that first brought Tom to fame! The tunes do a great job of bringing back places and memories – often with that great storytelling wit that marked Hall's best compositions. The song titles hint plenty at the strength of the tunes – and titles include "The Three Sofa Story", "I Couldn't Live In Southern California", "The Man Who Shot Himself", "The Grocery Truck", and "The Great East Broadway Onion Championship Of 1978". CD
 
 
 



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