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Chocolate MilkHey Lover/Would It Be Alright? ... 12-inch
RCA, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together ... LP
RCA, 1977. Sealed ... $19.99
An overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Chocolate Watch BandInner Mystique (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Mystically grooving psychedelia from Chocolate Watch Band – a heady mix of the psyche sounds of the era with some really groovy Eastern inspired spirals of sound! The band doesn't skimp on the hip shaping and head nodding rock vibes – with some Stones-y swagger, especially in the vocals – but they bring the freaked out instrumental vibes into the mix very nicely – some sitar, really heavy bass grooves, shakers and other leftfield percussive touches. Titles include "Voyage Of The Trieste", "In The Past", "Inner Mystique", "I'm Not Like Everybody Else", "Medication", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go", "Baby Blue" and "I Ain't No Miracle Worker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Hot ChocolateEvery 1's A Winner ... LP
Infinity, 1978. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of the last great albums from Hot Chocolate – and an album that's still awash in fuzzy guitars and glammy touches as their previous best! Mickie Most is at the helm producing, and the sound here is nicely dark throughout – that slightly spooky kind of pop that was showing up in the UK in the days before punk – and which is a great legacy of glam into the mainstream. The vocals are all nicely pointed – and also oddly creepy at times too – and the guitars chug along with a flanged-out quality that's really great on the fuller cuts. Titles include "So You Win Again", "Put Your Love In Me", "I'll Put You Together Again", "Sometimes It Hurts", "Confetti Day", and the great title track "Every 1's A Winner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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Hot ChocolateMan To Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Tree/7T's (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Strutting guitars, stomping rhythms, and a great mix of glam and soul – the trademark groove of the UK's classic Hot Chocolate! The album's filled with great tunes that resonate with their trademark compressed sound – vocals wrapped on guitars and set to sweetly stepping rhythms – all produced to perfection by the mighty Mickie Most, with a sound that so many other current groups try to go for, but can never reach this right! Errol Brown's on lead vocals, and wrote a good deal of the tunes – and titles include "Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac", "Living On A Shoe String", "Sugar Daddy", "Man To Man", "You Could've Been A Lady", "Seventeen Years Of Age", and "Sex Appeal". Also features the bonus tracks "Beautiful Lady" and "Eyes Of A Growing Child". CD

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Antonio (Chocolate) Diaz MenaEso es Latin Jazz . . . Man! ... LP
Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A crackling little set from Latin percussionist Antonio "Chocolate" Mena – not to be confused with the Latin trumpeter who also went by the name of Chocolate! The album's got some wonderfully jazzy numbers – put together with arrangements from Duke Pearson and Lalo Schifrin, and a group that includes Pearson, Richard Williams, Walter Perkins, Seldon Powell, and Jerome Richardson – all of whom make for a session that's equally jazz-based as much as it is Latin-styled – almost in the manner of some of the best Latinesque work on Prestige from the same period. Tracks are short, but very powerful, and titles include "El Pega Joso", "Green Dolphin Street", "Tin Tin Deo", "Kush", "Con Alma", and "Mambo Jazz Opus 7". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chocolate Jam CoChocolate Jam/This Time ... 12-inch
Epic, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 sweet funky dancefloor tracks from Ndugu Chancler and the Chocolate Jam Co – both of them served up with some nice jazzy touches! "Chocolate Jam" is a groover with lots of bass on the bottom, plenty of vamping horns, and mixed male/female vocals calling off the tune in a party sort of way. "This Time" is more of a straight ahead groove – snapping along in a sweet disco mode, with the vocals trading off nicely on the lyrics! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have pen.)

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✨✧ Chocolate MilkHipnotism ... LP
RCA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite different than the group's earlier work – but still pretty darn nice! By this point, Chocolate Milk had left their New Orleans roots behind, were recording in LA, and had turned their bass-heavy funk sound into an 80s groove approach that actually worked quite well for the group. The songwriting's super-strong on the best cuts – especially the catchy "I'm Your Radio", which kicks off the album – and the record's certainly loads better than many other funk albums at the time, showing Chocolate Milk to still be evolving strongly, even as others were copping their groove. Titles include "I Can't Believe (You Said) It's Over", "Would It Be Alright", "Hipnotism", "Hey Lover", "Body Rhythm", "I'm Your Radio", and "Showdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters on both sides & light wear. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Hot ChocolateMan To Man ... LP
Big Tree, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strutting guitars, stomping rhythms, and a great mix of glam and soul – the trademark groove of the UK's classic Hot Chocolate! The album's filled with great tunes that resonate with their trademark compressed sound – vocals wrapped on guitars and set to sweetly stepping rhythms – all produced to perfection by the mighty Mickie Most, with a sound that so many other current groups try to go for, but can never reach this right! Errol Brown's on lead vocals, and wrote a good deal of the tunes – and titles include "Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac", "Living On A Shoe String", "Sugar Daddy", "Man To Man", "You Could've Been A Lady", "Seventeen Years Of Age", and "Sex Appeal". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Man To Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Chocolate CalienteBien Sabroso! ... LP
Mericana, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Latin trumpet of Alfred "Chocolate" Armenteros is at the forefront of this recording by his group Caliente – blowing with the bold, jazzy style that always made his horn one of the more influential trumpets in Latin music! With records like this in the 70s and 80s, Armenteros found a way to really place the instrument back in the limelight – shifting from some of the older trumpet styles of 50s Cuban and Mexican players, drawing on the best energy of Latin soul players of the 60s, and fusing the whole thing onto an impeccable salsa groove in the process! Chocolate gets great help here from singer Willie Garcia – who helps strengthen the contemporary vibe of the record – and titles include the breakbeat Latin funk number called "Hot Chocolate", a sampler's dream, and a great bit of funk with some heavy drums at the beginning – plus "Mi Guajira – Inspiracion", "Nicolasa", "La Mula", "Retozon", and "Que Se Sepa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chocolate Do BahiaBarraca Do Chocolate ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual album from 70s Brazil – one that's got a slightly different vibe than some of the other funky samba records of the period – both in the approach of the singer, and the overall groove! There's definitely a samba core to the set – especially in the way a female backing group echoes the lead lyrics from Chocolate – but the arrangements are often quite diverse, and really move through a range of different rhythmic patterns – sometimes straight samba, sometimes with almost jazzy changes – which creates all these instrumental colors that match the unusual phrasing of Chocolate Do Bahia. The style is almost a bit like some of the Philips 70s work of Emilio Santiago – but still very unique overall – and titles include "Ele Guenta", "Me Da Birinaite", "Meu Passarinho", "Sereia Sereia", "Roda De Samba", "Nao Deixa Nao", and "La Vem O Homem". CD

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✨✧ Chocolate Jam CoSpread Of The Future ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic from the 70s – totally great work from Chocolate Jam Company, a hip little group headed up by percussionist Leon Ndugu Chancler! The core sound is soul, but there's plenty of fusion touches as well – thanks to a great lineup of players that includes Oscar Brashear on trumpet, George Duke on keyboards, David T Walker on guitar, and even Dorothy Ashby on harp! Chancler sings lead vocals on most cuts – but he's also joined by Virginia Ayers and Leo Mille on some cuts too – making for a really well-rounded sound that's easily one of the best jazz-into-soul sessions like this from the 70s – almost topping the more famous work from folks like Lenny White or Mtume! Titles include "Don't Leave Me Now Stay With Me", "Feeling", "This Time", "Looking Glass", and the extended "Suite Chocolate". CD

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Barbecue BobChocolate To The Bone ... CD
Yazoo, Late 20s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 35.98
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given the excellent, mood setting production of Jay Dee/J Dilla and The Soulquarians. For a little while there, we missed the rawer Relativity era vibe, and we didn't fall as head over heels for Like Water For Chocolate as the world at large did, but in hindsight, maybe we just weren't ready for it – it's easily amongst the best hip hop albums of the period. Titles include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven Part Two" with D'Angelo, "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions" and "A Song For Assata". LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)

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✨✧ Elvis CostelloBlood & Chocolate ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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GateStreetman/Chocolate Puddin ... 7-inch
TNT/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A wonderfully jazzy groover – a tune that has fast horns, romping basslines, and a climbing vocal part – all wrapped together in a way that reminds us of classic work by the Deirdre Wilson Tabac! "Streetman" has all the makings of a classic jazz dancer – and "Chocolate Puddin" shows the slower funk side of the group – with this great bassline that sets the scene for the tune's slinky vocals and guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Isaac HayesChocolate Chip (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Nice single of one of Ike's biggest hits after his Stax years – a heavy hot buttered groove, and the instrumental is a good take on the club classic! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Marcus JohnsonChocolate City Groovin ... CD
Marimelj, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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ParliamentChocolate City ... CD
Casablanca, 1975. Used ... $6.99
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting and counterbalancing in a similar style to that heard on some of Roy Ayers' best work from the early 70s. Clinton's begun introducing a lot of elements of Funkadelic into the group – but the tracks are still short and very tight, with a focussed approach to both funk and lyrics that really makes the album stand up to repeated listenings over the years. The album begins with the sublime "Chocolate City", a surprisingly political number that has these incredible jagged piano lines that echo away madly – then it rolls into other great numbers like "Side Effects", "What Comes Funky", "If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It", and "I Misjudged You". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDC Go Go – Sonic Funk From The Chocolate City ... CD
Essential, Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
There's nothing like the sound of Go Go music at its best – a long-spinning, hard-jamming approach to funk – one that borrows a few currents from hip hop, especially in the vocals – but which also stands as an exceptionally local extension of the funk ensemble sound of the 70s! Go Go had a brief run on the Washington DC scene of the early 80s – where these groups made some real magic for a short time – a newly-electrified version of funk, but one that still embraced the live, spontaneous way of putting tunes together that was pioneered by groups like The JBs or Kool & The Gang. This set brings together some wonderful singles from the best of the bunch during this generation – with tracks that include "Good To Go" and "It's In The Mix" by Slim, "Take It To The Top" by Skibone, "Arkade Funk" by Tilt, "EU Freeze" by EU, "Meet Me At The Go Go" by Hot Cold Sweat, "Say What" by Trouble Funk, "We Need Some Money" by Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, "Drop The Bomb" by Trouble Funk, and "Rock Yuh Butt" by EU. CD
 
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✨✧ CameoCameosis ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, and keyboards – a totally on-the-money style that vamps, leaps, and jumps with energy throughout. The vocals are great too – bubbling up in the mix almost like another instrument – and the album's got a depth that so many other copycat funk records from the time just couldn't touch. Wonderful throughout – with tracks that include "Shake Your Pants", "Cameosis", "On The One", "We're Goin Out Tonight", and "Please You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker & some pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

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CameoKnights Of The Sound Table ... LP
Chocolate City, 1981. Very Good- ... $2.99
Massively funky work from Cameo – a set that's right in the middle of their classic early run – and still quite strong on the bass-heavy grooves the group helped inspire in countless legions of imitators! The tightness of the set is incredible – moving at a pace that's simply mindblowing, especially in a pre-sampling, pre-programming world – proof that spontaneous work by a group like this could still blow away any commercial crap! There's a few mellower moments too – always a side of the group that we love – and titles include "Use It Or Lose It", "Freaky Dancin", "I Like It", "Knights By Nights", "I'll Always Stay", "The Sound Table", and "Don't Be So Cool". LP, Vinyl record album

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7th WonderThunder ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Uptempo modern soul, with a tight ensemble vocal style, and the kind of slick funk group that was showing up in the work of groups on Solar at the time – like Lakeside or Shalamar. The group's got a pretty righteous sound in their best moments, which tend to be the mellower tracks on the record – although some of the groovers are pretty good too. Titles include "I Enjoy Ya", "All and All", "Busy Man", "Missin Out", and "Don't Let Me Down So Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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StarpointKeep On It ... LP
Chocolate City, 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
Excellent work from Starpoint – the kind of all-solid album that easily marks them as one of the most soulful groups of the boogie generation! There's a depth here that goes way beyond simple bass-heavy grooves for the dancefloor – a sound that picks a fair bit up from the Earth Wind & Fire groove of the early 70s, and manages to keep some jazzy touches and righteous undercurrents going on – even when the tunes themselves have simpler themes overall. Renee Diggs' lead vocals are especially wonderful – crackling with a warmth that's a nice change from the usual belting club diva mode of the period, and which ties together the rest of the group through the strength of her presence. Rhythms are nicely varied too – with some key ballads sitting nicely next to more uptempo numbers – making for a well-rounded album that's extremely well put together! Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Lover", "For You", "Keep On It", "We're Into Love", "Starpoint's Here Tonight", and the excellent but too short "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CameoCardiac Arrest ... LP
Chocolate City, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early Cameo at their best – tight, funky, and totally out of sight! The groove here is very different than their 80s work – and the group have this amazing way of focusing all their energy down on the rhythm together, and snapping things along with a really unique approach to funk – one that draws heavily from the bass, but which also isn't nearly the same sort of bass-heavy sound that so many other copycat groups would go for in later years! The album's filled with gems – and includes the classic sample cuts "Rigor Mortis" and "Post Mortem" – plus the killers "Funk Funk", "Find My Way", and "Good Times". Easily one of their best-ever records – and for good reason too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Push Button Objects360 Degrees Remixes (Double 12 inch) ... 12-inch
Chocolate Industries, 2000. Used 2x12" (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring vocals from Del Tha Funkee Homo Sapien, Mr. Lif and cuts by DMC champ DJ Craze, this track has a much straighter beat than some of the more abstract electronics you might expect from Push Button, and gets remixed here by an all star cast. Spinna gives it a nice hard beat, with his signature spacey/jazzy tones, Kut Masta Kurt has his choppy beat groove, The Herbaliser turns in a cinematic, spooky hip hop version and El-P's signature broken, burping drum machine juggernaut is in full effect on his mix, all with clean, dirty and instrumental versions! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CameoSecret Omen ... LP
Chocolate City, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet stunner from Cameo – a set that's got the group working with an even tighter, more on the money sound than before – yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial! These guys were one of the first to push the big ensemble funk sound into a leaner approach, and they really live up to that legacy here – impeccably fusing bass, drums, and everything else together – in a groove that lived far beyond disco, really influenced both hip hop and house, and which makes the album one of their real lasting treasures. Groovers include "Macho", "Find My Way", "Energy", and "I Just Want To Be" – and the album also includes the guitar-funk jammer "The Rock", and the stellar stepper "Sparkle" – which is one of our favorite Cameo cuts ever! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousNuggets – A Classic Collection From The Psychedelic Sixties ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Chocolate Watchband, The Easybeats, The Troggs, The Seeds, The Syndicate Of Sound, The Count Five, The Standells, and The Nazz. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Robbie BashoLive In Forli – Italy 1982 ... CD
ESP, 1982. New Copy ... $12.99
A breathtakingly beautiful recording of the legendary Robbie Basho – and a much-needed addition to his too-small catalog of albums! Make no mistake, Basho has given us some key records over the years – but his genius was so deep, and his life was so short, it always feels like there needs to be more added to the mix – which is why this album is so important. The set captures Basho at a time when he was working in relative obscurity, but maybe even more amazing than on his early years recording for Takoma Records – a more sophisticated guitar player, working with mindblowing dexterity, while still also following his own spirit in sound – a mix of underground American acoustic modes, with influences from Indian music and classical guitar – yet delivered with a personal style that's completely his own. Robbie vocalizes a bit, but the main focus is on his guitar – and the set includes a number of quite long tracks, and also some spoken introductions by Basho for more tunes, which are very illuminating too. Titles include "California Raga", "German Chocolate Cake", "Redwood Ramble", "Song Of The Stallion", "Grail & The Lotus", "Cathedral Et Fleur De Lis", and "Pavan India". CD

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Robbie BashoLive In Forli – Italy 1982 ... LP
ESP, New Copy ... About February 23, 2018
A breathtakingly beautiful recording of the legendary Robbie Basho – and a much-needed addition to his too-small catalog of albums! Make no mistake, Basho has given us some key records over the years – but his genius was so deep, and his life was so short, it always feels like there needs to be more added to the mix – which is why this album is so important. The set captures Basho at a time when he was working in relative obscurity, but maybe even more amazing than on his early years recording for Takoma Records – a more sophisticated guitar player, working with mindblowing dexterity, while still also following his own spirit in sound – a mix of underground American acoustic modes, with influences from Indian music and classical guitar – yet delivered with a personal style that's completely his own. Robbie vocalizes a bit, but the main focus is on his guitar – and the set includes a number of quite long tracks, and also some spoken introductions by Basho for more tunes, which are very illuminating too. Titles include "California Raga", "German Chocolate Cake", "Redwood Ramble", "Song Of The Stallion", "Grail & The Lotus", "Cathedral Et Fleur De Lis", and "Pavan India". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In Forli – Italy 1982 ... CD 12.99

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Big BoiBoomiverse (swirl-colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Epic, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A win for wily hip hip mainstay Big Boi's growing legacy as a solo star! The onetime more subtly innovative half of the Outkast – subtle as compared to Andre 3000's more flamboyant presence, anyway – succeeding mightily out front now, backed with solid, wisely timeless Organized Noize production and an impressive roster of guests, none of whom outshine Big Boi. They include Killer Mike, Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane & Pimp C. After all these years, Big Boi still manages to spit wordy, fast raps while sounding perfectly relaxed, and comparably laidback rhymes with fierce focus. Much respect staying true to his style and staying relevant! Includes "Da Next Day", "Kill Jill", "Mic Jack", "In The South", "Order Of Operations", "All Night", "Get Wit It", "Overthunk", "Chocolate", "Made Man", "Freakanomics" and "Follow Deez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes downolad!)

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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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ChocolateclayChocolateclay ... LP
Cat, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet Miami funk from the team of George "Chocolate" Perry and Clay Cropper – one of the rarest TK albums from the time, and also one of the funkiest too! The sound here is slightly polished, but never too much – a bit more in the sound of bigger Florida groups, like Miami, with a tight groove overall, but still enough sharper funky bits on the edges! George plays bass and Clay handles guitar and keyboards – and the vocals seem to be sung by both parties, often in that slightly-flanged Miami style of the time. Titles include "My Uncle Funky", "Sweet Mary", "Cream Is Rising To The Top", and "Two Different Worlds" – plus the excellent mellow soul track "Free (I'll Always Be)", which has a nice sweet sound in the same vein as work by Milton Wright. LP, Vinyl record album

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Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods – Drum Rhythms Of Haiti, Cuba & Brazil ... CD
Caney (Spain), 1956. Used ... $19.99
A groundbreaking set of Latin percussion – presented by dancer Katherine Dunham, who'd done tremendous work in bringing African and Caribbean rhythms to American audiences in the 50s! The set was recorded under Dunham's name, but the overall feel is much more along the lines of an ethnographic session – with lots of heavy percussion and chants – and a series of rhythms pulled from the folklore of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil! Players include Francisco Aguabella, Chocolate Diaz Mena, Julito Collazo, and Antonio Rodrigues – and titles include "Mahi", "Ibo", "Nanigo", "Yemanja", "Coco", "Maracatu", and "Yonvalou". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dusty Groove CoffeeEverybody Loves The Sunshine Coffee – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Dark Matter/Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Item ... $12.99
A wonderful coffee that lives up to its name – roasted especially by the folks at Chicago's Dark Matter for our coffee drinking needs here at Dusty Groove! The base component to this blend is a coffee from Mexico and grown and milled at a cooperative called El Eden – very unique for a Mexican coffee, with a flavor profile that includes blueberry, banana, and baker's chocolate to give the blend a bit of depth. This base is then highlighted with a coffee from Guatemala grown by Finca San Jeronimo Miramar – which adds both body, and some lighter notes of toffee and praline – to give the whole thing a wonderful sun-drenched finish! Misc
(Coffee only available to US customers – no overseas or APO sales.)

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Dan HartmanInstant Replay (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Sky/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A crossover club classic from Dan Hartman – a set that hit big with the mainstream audiences at the time, but which also had enough raw disco talent to hold onto longtime fans of the music too! Dan sings lead vocals, and handles most of the instruments at the core – but he's also got some super-heavy assistance from arranger Gene Page – who give the long tracks a mighty majestic finish – pushing Hartman's core ideas into soaringly soulful territory from the very first note! Tom Moulton also mixed the whole record – furthering the classic club sound of the proceedings – and titles include the huge hits "Instant Replay" and "Countdown/This Is It", the funky "Chocolate Box", and the tracks "Time & Space", "Double O Love", and "Love Is A Natural". CD features great 12" bonus tracks – "Instant Replay (12" mix)", "Instant Replay (replayed)", "This Is It (12" mix)", and "Countdown (12" mix)" – all nice and long! CD

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✨✧ Isaac HayesUltimate Isaac Hayes – Can You Dig It (2CD + DVD box set) ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CDs & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
Great work by Isaac Hayes – featuring a wealth of classic tunes from his years at Stax, packaged with some bonus video material from the 70s! The music alone is more than worth the price of the set – as the collection includes big hits, choice album tracks, and even 3 never-issued tunes from Hayes' 1972 performance at Operation Push in Chicago. 33 tracks include "Chocolate Chip", "Title Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run", "Rock Me Easy Baby", "Walk On By", "I Stand Accused", "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", "Ain't That Lovin You", "Theme From Shaft", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Soulsville", "The Look Of Love", "Do Your Thing", "Someone Made You For Me", and "Let's Stay Together". DVD includes tracks from Hayes' 1972 performance at Wattstax – "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Soulsville", and "Theme From Shaft" – plus his "Chocolate Salty Balls" performance as Chef in South Park. (Could have done without that – thank you!) CD

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Freddie HubbardBody & The Soul ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $9.99
A real standout in the early career of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a very unique session that has him working with some larger arrangements in the background – blowing these magical solos over the top, while still hitting a great edge with the rest of the musicians as well! There's a sound here that's unlike anything else we can think of – including other big band trumpet dates of the time – partly because the set features a fair bit of arrangements by Wayne Shorter – a very rare side of his talents, but one that's equally as soulful as his sublime small group albums of the time. The record has an undeniable depth right from the start – magical, mystical, and very soulful – with a group that includes Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter on saxes, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Tracks include "Chocolate Shake", "Thermo", "Clarence's Place", and "Aries". CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)

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In The TraditionAncestral Alliances ... CD
AFJ, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-hip Detroit ensemble – a contemporary group, but one whose musical message takes us back to the sounds of older acts like Fertile Ground or Oneness Of Juju! As with both of those groups, the style here mixes jazz with a wider sense of message and purpose – music that soars out to the skies with pride and positive energy, while also offering a deeper, more introspective conception of its role and power in culture. Tracks are instrumental and vocal – and the double-length album has nary a slow moment at all – as the group burst forth in a warm array of percussion and horns – sometimes a bit funky, always quite spiritual throughout. Olujimi Tafataona arranged, produced, and provided creative vision – and titles include his own "We Cry Freedom", "Stephen", "Brother Chokwe Lumumba", "War Is Here", "Assata", and "Fantasy For Violin & Four Winds" – plus versions of Lee Morgan's "Caramba", Jimmy Heath's "Gemini", John Coltrane's "The Sleeper", Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", and the Kool & The Gang classic "Chocolate Buttermilk". CD

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Eden KaneWell I Ask You – The Complete 60s Recordings ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked body of work from British singer Eden Kane – one of the cooler chart artists of the pre-Beatles years, and a vocalist who maybe has a bit more growl in his voice than some of his contemporaries! Kane's got a definite influence from R&B, but turned towards a more rock/pop approach, given the arrangements of the early work here – and the style's like that of some of the cooler rock artists in the US who were starting to break at the time, with maybe even a bit of Bobby Darin-style jazz at times. Kane is also the brother of hip singer/songwriter Peter Sarstedt (his real name is Richard Sarstedt) – and as the 60s moved on, Peter was working with Eden, as the music only got cooler and groovier. 2CD set features a whopping 56 tracks in all, plus very detailed notes on Eden Kane's life and music – with tracks that include "Hot Chocolate Crazy", "Rain Rain Go Away", "Hangin Round", "Magic Town", "The Last Leaf", "Charade", "My Time Of Evening", "Romance", "Sounds Funny To Me", "Pulling Me Thru Bad Times", "A Million Ants", "Music For Strings", "House To Let", "Before I Lose My Mind", "You Make Love So Well", "Gotta Get Through To You", and "Boys Cry". CD

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Harold LandDamisi ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About March 20, 2018
Moody electric session, cut during the same period when Harold Land was recording with Bobby Hutcherson, and hitting a very spiritual vibe. The group here is very strong – and includes Buster Williams, Oscar Brashear, Bill Henderson, and Ndugu Chancler. The best cuts are the three long ones on the LP – "Chocolate Mess", "Damisi", and "Pakistan", which also features Land on oboe, playing in spooky Eastern way. Very nice, and one that you might overlook otherwise. CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1971) (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
One of the funkiest records ever from Brazilian soul legend Tim Maia – and a set that also has him singing a bit of English language lyrics too! The groove here is that classic Maia blend of Brazilian roots with American funk and soul – echoes of forro or samba in some of the rhythms, mixed with psychedelic touches, and some harder-hitting funky lines too – all in a mindblowing blend that's perfectly topped with Maia's vocals – which are every bit as large and powerful as the man on the cover himself! Tim shifts effortlessly between Portuguese lyrics and American English – the latter of which really showcases his love of American soul on the titles"I Don't Know What To Do With Myself", "Broken Heart", and "I Don't Care". The album also features a version of Marcos Valle's "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", plus the cuts "Meu Pais", "A Festa Do Santo Reis", "Nao Vou Ficar", and "Salve Nossa Senhora" – all wonderful, all the way through! CD features the bonus track "Chocolate". CD
Also available Tim Maia (1971) (CD & book) ... CD 13.99

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Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri In Concert At The University Of Puerto Rico ... CD
Coco/Bomba (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – right up there with his best of the 70s, and filled with the kind of tunes you'd buy one of his best records for! The set was recorded live in Puerto Rico in 1971, and is a mix of the late Latin Soul styles that were heard on the Sing Sing albums, with some of the more extended jazzy grooving of Eddie's years at Coco. Eddie plays both electric and acoustic piano, and the electric sounds nice and sweet – kind of jagged and bracing, over long rhythms with timbales by Nicky Marrero, trumpet by Afredo Chocolate Armenteros, soprano sax by Ronnie Cuber, and organ by Charlie Palmieri. Ismael Quintana sings vocals, but the real grooves are the instrumental ones – and titles include "The Mod Scene", "Muneca", "Vamanos Pa'l Monte", "Pa Huele", "La Malanga", "La Libertad Logico", and "Chocolate Ice Cream". CD

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Horace ParlanFrank-ly Speaking ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Horace is always one of our favorites, but the real stars of this album are the Franks – Frank Foster and Frank Strozier, working in a twin-horn frontline style that's simply magic! The set's got the same gentle groove as Strozier's excellent Steeplechase sides from the time – a 70s soul jazz sort of approach that's rich in tones and colors, and which has the tracks building nicely on one another in an almost blocky formation. Strozier's alto is incredibly soulful, and breaks out some nice moments from Foster that really stretch his sound – and titles include "Frank-ly Speaking", "Hit It", "Mirror Lake", "Chocolate Cadillac", "UAI", and "Misty Thursday". CD also features the bonus track "Veronica's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Standells/Choclate Watch Band/Sidewalk SoundsRiot On Sunset Strip ... LP
Tower, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the greatest of the AIP late 60s rock and roll soundtracks – featuring some killer tracks by The Standells, plus a few more by The Chocolate Watch Band, and other odd psyche rock bands of the time! This one's got a feel that's a lot more real rock and roll than some of the other Tower soundtracks of the time – and the overall intensity of the film is stronger than the usual schlock biker movie. Titles include "Get Away From Here" and "Riot On Sunset Strip" by The Standells, "Don't Need Your Lovin" and "Sitting There Standing" by The Chocolate Watch Band, "The Sunset Theme" and "Make The Music Pretty" by The Sidewalk Sounds, "Children In The Night" by The Mom's Boys, "Sunset Sally" by The Mugwumps, and "Like My Baby" by Drew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole & a peeled spot on the back.)

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Mavis Staples/Curtis MayfieldPiece Of The Action ... LP
Curtom, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the last great 70s soundtracks on Curtom Records – a smoking little set that pairs the music of Curtis Mayfield with the vocals of Mavis Staples! Curtis is very much in charge of the record from the start, and works in a hard-stepping and righteous mode that recalls his earlier work on the Staples' soundtrack for Let's Do It Again – no surprise, given that Piece Of The Action was the next installment in the successful series of films that starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier! The sound here is nicely full, hitting that rich mid 70s Curtom mode that sounded so great on Leroy Hutson and Natural Four albums of the time – a slightly more sophisticated approach that mixed in a bit of strings with the heavier funk at the bottom. Titles include "Chocolate City", written by Curtis with Keni Burke and Henry Gibson, plus "Getting Deeper", "A Piece Of The Action", "Orientation", and "Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and unglued bottom seam.)
 
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Paul Glass/The ZombiesBunny Lake Is Missing ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
A superb score from composer Paul Glass – one that's also augmented by a number of excellent cuts by The Zombies too! Glass' music has a rich, woodwind-heavy style that almost feels like it's drawing a bit on the music of Charles Ives, but with a warmer, more sympathetic feel – bursting with these beautiful little tones that echo alongside light string explorations too – sometimes with modern touches, sometimes more lyrical, but always beautifully creative! These titles include "Chocolates For Bunny", "A World Of Dolls", "Bunny", and The Empty House At Frogmore End". Then, on a completely different level, the Zombies tracks are wonderful too – obscure numbers by the group which kind of prefigure the sound of Odessey & Oracle – with heavenly vocals from Colin Blunstone, and superbly-crafted arrangements and production. Zombies titles include "Nothing's Changed", "Just Out Of Reach", and "Remember You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with a split bottom seam, peeling and moisture stains.)

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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". This stunning version adds in some killer bonus tracks – 6 never-heard cuts from the Milestone vaults, including "Song For My Family", "Funky Native", "Detroit Rainbow", "Can't We Smile (alt)", and slow and fast versions of "A Child's Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny HammondGears ... LP
Milestone, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gears (with bonus tracks) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". This stunning version adds in some killer bonus tracks – 6 never-heard cuts from the Milestone vaults, including "Song For My Family", "Funky Native", "Detroit Rainbow", "Can't We Smile (alt)", and slow and fast versions of "A Child's Love". CD
Also available Gears (with bonus tracks) ... LP 23.99
 
 
 



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