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

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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

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Jane Weaver/Tender PreyDon't Take My Soul/Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of My Heart ... 7-inch
Bird (UK), 2015. Near Mint- (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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Henry Junjo Lawes/Barrington LevyHeavyweight Dub Champion (2CD pressing) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy ... About May 6, 2016 (delayed)
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. CD

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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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✨✧ King Curtis & Champion Jack DupreeBlues At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)
 
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✨✧ DJ RozDJ Roz Presents Strictly Classics – Double Trouble (2 X 7 inch) ... 7-inch
Champion Sounds, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Classic breaks, samples and loops culled by DJ Roz – cut together masterfully for duel purpose – as a straight up headnodding listening experience, or even better – as practice tools! Includes a solidly paced, smartly looped mix of benchmark hip hop and blueprint funky beats on 2 sides – and for the aspiring, or even seasoned hip hop DJs out there, it comes in a package of 2. Gear up for battle! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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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 MitchellWillie Mitchell's Driving Beat ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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✨✧ VariousPot, Spoon, Pipe, & Jug – 14 Jazz Vocals & Reefer Songs ... LP
Stash, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Think music only got blunted with hip hop? Think again – as these pre-war tunes are filled with drug references! Includes work from Champion Jack Dupree, Hazel Meyers, Slim & Slam, Lil Green, Blue Lu Barker, Sam Price, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Iggy PopIdiot (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About October 1, 2016
Iggy's first proper solo LP proper, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and gutteral white punk funk – a conscious decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges era 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 as it is impressive on a more visceral level, 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

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

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✨✧ Tony Hatch & OthersEssential Tony Hatch – Grooves, Hits, & Themes (3CD set) ... CD
Pulse (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great little set – featuring 3 styles of work by Brit pop legend Tony Hatch! One disc features Hatch doing instrumental work from the 60s – lively renditions of instrumentals and covers, including a few numbers that have gone onto be loungecore classics – tracks like "Soul Coaxing", "Beautiful In The Rain", "Music To Watch Girls By", "Wives & Lovers", "Bedazzled", "Light My Fire", "Birds", "Love Is Blue", "Forget Him", "I Know A Place", and "Crosstown Commuter". Next up is a disc that includes pop hits written or arranged by Tony for other artists – some of the cream of British pop in the 60s! Tracks on that disc include "Downtown", "Call Me", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", and "I Couldn't Live Without You" by Petula Clark; "Lonely Without You" by Julie Grant; "Sugar & Spice" by The Searchers; "Trinity Street" by Two Of Each; "Messing About On The River" by Josh Macrae; "The Two Of Us" by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent; "Major To Minor" by The Settlers; and "You've Gotta Be Loved" by The Montanas. Last up is the most exciting – a whole disc of TV themes from the 60s and 70s – a genre that Hatch was great at, and really handled well! Tunes on that disc include "Sportsnight", "Ben Casey", "Emmerdale Farm", "Perry Mason", "Crossroads", "The Champion", "Man Alive", "Theme From Who Dun It", "Ghost Squad", "The Naked City", and "Mr & Mrs". 60 tracks, 3CDs – what a deal! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAcross The Tracks Vol 2 – More Nashville R&B & Rock N' Roll ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Any ExitChampions League/White Horse ... 7-inch
Brus & Knaster (Sweden), 2014. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(#26/300.)

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasySerious Fun ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $22.99 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)... $9.99 12.98
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, who were one of the reigning champions of the scene! Rhythms are often upbeat, but not in a disco or club-oriented way – and the instrumentation is tight, but never slick or smooth – always nicely funky with a nice little crackle, even on the mellow cuts – in a way that's opened up this album to new audiences for many years. This set's got a nice bit of moog that wasn't on the group's first – used almost in Mizell-like to further enhance the sound – and titles include the classics "Say You Love Me Girl", "Let Love In", "Time", and "The One In My Dreams". Great stuff, and with a really beautiful vibe! LP, Vinyl record album

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50 CentCurtis (clean) ... CD
G Unit/Aftermath, 2007. Used ... $0.99
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. CD
(Clean version.)

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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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✨✧ QueenGreatest Hits ... CD
Hollywood, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
17 tracks in all, including "Fat Bottomed Girls", "You're My Best Friend", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Somebody To Love", "Play The Game", "Flash", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". CD

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Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi Tek)Revolutions Per Minute ... CD
Warner, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Talib Kweli & producer Hi Tek reunite as Reflection Eternal – a solid return to from one of the most championed underground duos of the late 90s – still sharp and vital at the end of 00s! Titles include "RPM's", "City Playgrounds", "Back Again" feat RES, "Strangers (Paranoid)" feat Bun B, "In This World", "Got Work", "Midnight Hour" feat Estelle, "Just Begun" feat Jay Electronica, J Cole & Mos Def, "Long Hot Summer", "Get Loose" feat Chester French, "So Good", "Ends" feat Bilal and more. CD

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 cutout hole and some stains.)

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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 ... $21.99 27.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album download.)

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✨✧ QueenGreatest Hits (Elektra pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
14 tracks in all, including "Fat Bottomed Girls", "You're My Best Friend", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Somebody To Love", "Play The Game", "Flash", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a sticker.)

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✨✧ ReplacementsSire Years (4LP box set) ... LP
Sire/Warner, Mid 80s-Early 90s. New Copy 4 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Baden PowellBaden Powell Live (DVD) ... DVD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overstuffed document of the genius of Baden Powell – the Brazilian guitarist who first came to fame in the bossa nova years, then went on to a long career in Europe as well! The DVD is three hours long, and features three distinct passages – one solo concert that features Powell working on the guitar in incredibly sophisticated, complex styles – yet still with an undeniable sense of flow, too. Another section then features a trio concert – which allows Powell to open up even more in the company of a rhythm section, who bring out more of the bossa in his style. The last part features an interview with Powell, then discussions with both Pierre Barouh and Claude Nougaro – two French singers who were early champions of Baden's music, and helped give him much exposure overseas! DVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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

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✨✧ Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant and rare new project on the Jazzman label – the debut LP from keyboards, synths and harpsichord adventurer Greg Foat and his cosmos-searching Group – amazing stuff that's truly on par with the deep, lost rarities that Jazzman so lovingly mines for and reissues! The hints of the greatness to come that so piqued our interest on the preceding 10-inch EP are delivered up in full, and actually surpasses our expectations. There's just such stylistic and instrumental depth going on here, and it's delivered in accessibly groovy way! The album was recorded in Sweden with instrumentation including loads of great congas, drums and other percussion, a female choir brings lovely wordless vocals, plus guitars, flugelhorn, trombone and trumpet. It's evocative of trippy-jazzy soundtracks and sound library material, but like other contemporary acts that Jazzman as championed – most notably, the Natural Yogurt Band – it's got a unique vibe all it's own. Here's hoping for a career's worth of cool music from Mr. Foat! Includes "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun" (Parts 1-4), "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun" and "Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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