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Balboa Bell BandChocolate Vanilla Or Strawberry?/Sunshine Seaweed ... 7-inch
Dot, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker and some marker.)

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Chocolate MilkAction Speaks Louder Than Words ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good ... $29.99
A killer album of 70s New Orleans funk! Chocolate Milk were an amazing funk group in their best moments – and this album is certainly one of those moments – a blistering batch of tracks that set a whole new style for the Crescent City scene, and which showed that producers Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn could easily hit the hipper notes of the 70s! There's a tight rhythmic sound at the core of most numbers, but expanded instrumentation over the top – bits of spacey electrics or jazzier electronics that never would have shown up in Sansu records of years back, but which show that with the right group, New Orleans funk could easily take on the hippest styles going down on both coasts! The title cut, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words", is a slow funk classic – and the record also includes the incredible electronic-tinged "Time Machine", a perpetual favorite these days. Other nice tracks include "Pretty Pimpin' Willie" and "Ain't Nothin' But a Thing". Arguably the band's best album ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a sticker.)

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Chocolate Watch BandNo Way Out ... CD
Capitol/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A mix of spiraling psychedelia and grittier garagey rock from Chocolate Watch Band! No Way Out has a bit more grit than the more mystical follow up LP, but we wouldn't complain about that – the mix of more tripped out organ and atmospheric touches paired with harder hitting, sweaty r&b and fuzz rock influenced sounds match pretty well in our book! Groovy stuff from the late 60s Cali scene! Titles include "Let's Talk About Girls", "Midnight Hour", "Come On", "Dark Side Of The Mushroom", "Hot Dusty Road", "Gone And Passes By", "Expo 2000" and "Gossamer Wings". CD

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Elvis CostelloBlood & Chocolate (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1986. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins & The Chocolate Dandies & Leonard Feather's All Stars ... CD
Commodore, 1940/1943. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Hot ChocolateCicero Park ... LP
Big Tree, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the best albums by this seminal British rock & soul of the 70s – a great mix of group soul and funky rock, with some overtures to the oncoming disco scene that work incredibly well within the heavy rhythms and strings and brass punctuated groove the group worked in so masterfully! The vocals are great, and the album's got some of the band's most perfectly realized playing – and the tightly compressed guitar work is hard grooving. You'll hear this to best effect on the wonderful cut "Emma", a killer 70s rock number that was later covered with heaping irony by Urge Overkill. Other tracks include "Cicero Park", "Could Have Been Born In the Ghetto", "You're A Natural High", "Brother Louie", and "Funky Rock n Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light wear & a sticker spot.)
Also available Cicero Park (with bonus CD) ... CD 14.99

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Hot ChocolateCicero Park (with bonus CD) ... CD
Big Tree/7T's (UK), 1974. Used 2CD ... $14.99
One of the best albums by this seminal British rock & soul of the 70s – a great mix of group soul and funky rock, with some overtures to the oncoming disco scene that work incredibly well within the heavy rhythms and strings and brass punctuated groove the group worked in so masterfully! The vocals are great, and the album's got some of the band's most perfectly realized playing – and the tightly compressed guitar work is hard grooving. You'll hear this to best effect on the wonderful cut "Emma", a killer 70s rock number that was later covered with heaping irony by Urge Overkill. Other tracks include "Cicero Park", "Could Have Been Born In the Ghetto", "You're A Natural High", "Brother Louie", and "Funky Rock n Roll". This 2CD has bonus disc with 15 tracks! Titles include "Love Is Life", "Pretty Girls", "Everybody's Laughing", "I Believe In Love", "Caveman Billy", "I Want To Be Free" and much more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cicero Park ... LP 4.99

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Hot ChocolateEvery 1's A Winner ... LP
Infinity, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Hot ChocolateGoing Through The Motions ... LP
Infinity, 1979. Sealed ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some holes in front.)

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Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Tree/7T's (UK), 1975. Used ... $6.99
A killer set from one of the most unique acts of the 70s – the legendary Hot Chocolate, a group with a sound unlike anyone else at the time! Hot Chocolate's groove was a bit soul, a bit rock, and often nicely funky underneath – and the British group really won lots of new ears on this side of the Atlantic with their bad-stepping approach to 70s pop! This self-titled album's one of the greatest ever from the group – and the cool compressed production further pushes their sound into really great territory – mushing the guitars up alongside the keyboards, squeezing the hip vocals of Errol Brown into a badass edge, and glamming things up ever so slightly. Arrangements are by the great John Cameron – a talent we've loved since his late 60s work with Donovan – and production is by the legendary Mickie Most, who's still burning strong here in the 70s. The album features the group's huge hit "You Sexy Thing", plus "Lay Me Down", "Amazing Skin Song", "Hello America", "The Street", "Call The Police", and "A Child's Prayer". CD is overflowing with bonus tracks too – including the b-side version of "You Sexy Thing", and the cuts "Sexy Lady", "Blue Night", "Cheri Babe", and "Everything Should Be Funky". CD

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ParliamentChocolate City ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChocolate Soup For Diabetics Volume 2 ... LP
Relics (UK), 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing.)

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Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ... LP
Paramount/Universal, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On February 26, 2016
A wild record – as wild as the movie, and with lots of vocals and dialogue from the soundtrack! Walter Scharf arranged and conducted the tracks – based on the original score by Bricusse & Newley – and titles include "Charlie's Paper Run", "The Candy Man", "Oomp Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chocolate CalienteBien Sabroso! ... CD
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD

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✨✧ B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Big Daddy KaneOoh, Aah, Nah-Nah-Nah (master mix, inst)/Raw '91/It's Hard Being The Kane (rmx radio, album)/Taste Of Chocolate (rmx) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1990/1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Cold Chillin sleeve, with some peeling along the spine. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real mindblower from Chocolate Milk – and a record that really shows the evolution of the sound of New Orleans funk since the 60s! Back in that decade, the groove was being carved out by The Meters with Allen Toussaint – but here, Toussaint's working with his new favorites, Chocolate Milk – the group who did lots of studio backup for the producer on other projects, but who sound really great on their own! The instrumentation is razor-sharp, and mixed with these sly soulful vocals – and Chocolate Milk really balance out mellow funk numbers with tighter, faster cuts – in a way that's a fair bit like the best sounds coming from the Prestige/Fantasy Records scene at the time. Titles include "Party Happy", "Spread A Little Love", "You've Got Your Spell On Me", "Never Ever Do Without You", "Running Away", and "Pluck It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing, now out of print.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesChocolate Chip ... LP
HBS/ABC, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slightly later than some of Isaac Hayes' biggest Stax albums – but a great little record that's filled with some excellent smooth soul material! The record shows Hayes really trying to push his style to new levels, and it's got a sophistication that you don't hear on earlier albums – a sound that hints at the Polydor years, but without as much of a disco influence. Ike's also dropped his thing of doing a lot of soul covers of pop tracks – which means that the record's got a lot more original material, served up with a new sort of focus on songwriting! Titles include "Chocolate Chip", a perennial fave on the dancefloor, in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "I Can't Turn Around", "Come Live With Me", and "Body Language". LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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✨✧ Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam CompanyShadow Dancing/Love Anew (What You Feel Inside) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)
 
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Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vernon BurchSteppin' Out ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Not Vernon's most fantastic record – but a jazzy bit of 80s groove, with a number of tight midtempo tracks. The record was produced by James Gadson – who also plays drums on the set – and it features arrangements by Richard Evans and Ernie Fields. Tracks include "Fun City", "Hot and Sexy", "Steppin Out", and "Special Rhyme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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CameoAlligator Woman ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
The cover's a bit creepy, but the album's still plenty great – old school Cameo still strongly in a funk-based mode, before some of the stiffer grooves of their later years! Bass is the ruler of the set – and most tracks here vamp around in a very heavy P-Funk style of groove – lots of guitar dancing around the rhythms, and plenty of spoken/sung vocals from the whole ensemble – not to mention a heavy dose of keyboards that helps keep things clean and lean! A partyful album if there ever was one – with tracks that include "Soul Army", "Enjoy Your Life", "Flirt", "Secrets Of Time", "I Owe It All To You", and "For You". CD

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✨✧ CameoCameosis ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good- ... $2.99
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

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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
(Cover has some wear.)

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CameoUgly Ego/Secret Omen ... CD
Chocolate City/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of killers from Cameo – both from their legendary late 70s run! Ugly Ego is one of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! Secret Omen is 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! CD

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7th WonderThunder ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good- ... $3.99
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 some wear.)

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✨✧ CameoFeel Me ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Vernon BurchGet Up ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bouncy, bubbly soul from Vernon Burch – one of his stone dancefloor classics from the 70s, served up with a groove that never quits! Burch is one of the few who can make a clubby set sparkle with the more personal qualities of a mellower soul album – and this excellent set is a great example of his style at the time. Production is by James Gadson, who also plays funky drums in the small backing combo – along with keyboards from Michael Thompson and guitar from Burke himself. Titles include the slightly bizarre transgender tune "Sammy Joanne (One Half Woman One Half Man)" – but other numbers are all pretty great, and include "Get Up", "Arrogant Lady", "Once Again In My Life", "Never Can Find The Way", and "For You". CD

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✨✧ Vernon BurchLove-A-Thon ... LP
Chocolate City, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent smooth modern soul from Vernon Burch – perhaps with lyrics that are a bit corny at times, but also with some monster hooks that keep the songs grooving nicely! The record's got some of the better production you'll hear on Vernon's albums, and the best tracks have a smooth midtempo groove that's in a classic 70s vein. Titles include the anthemic "Let's Make Love", "Love Is", "Mama", and "Baptized In Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ CameoI Just Want To Be (one sided single) ... 12-inch
Chocolate City, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Casablanca sleeve.)

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✨✧ StarpointDo What You Wanna Do (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Chocolate City, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ CameoFeel Me ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". CD

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✨✧ CameoKnights Of The Sound Table ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Knights Of The Sound Table ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Push Button Objects360 Degrees (radio edit, album, inst)/Breakers Delight ... 12-inch
Chocolate Industries, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Featuring vocals from Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, 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. Plus the b-side "Breaker's Delight" a squishy electro track, ripe for your breaking pleasure. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ StarpointAll Night Long ... LP
Chocolate City, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Starpoint's getting a bit loose and free with their fashions on the cover of this one – but the grooves themselves are tighter than ever! If anything, Starpoint seems to be a lot more confident than before – working in a mode that's completely free from late 70s trends, but which also doesn't fall into the traps of others of their generation – a sound that's electric and funky, yet also plenty darn soulful too. Renee Diggs' vocals are completely great on the album – bringing in a depth that's really appreciated, and giving the group a much more well-rounded sound than so many other all male ensemble funk acts of the time. Ballads and mellower numbers are every bit as great as the groovers too – and titles include "All Night Long", "Get Your Body Up", "Bring Your Sweet Lovin Back", "Show Me", "I Can Give You Love", and "It's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & large peeled spots on the back.)

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✨✧ Randy BrownRandy ... LP
Chocolate City, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work by Randy Brown – one of the unsung heros of modern soul! This album ranks with Randy's best work on Chocolate City, and features some sublime numbers that groove along gracefully – stepping along to smooth vocals from Randy, occasionally getting a bit funkier. The album was produced by Homer Banks, arranged by Tom Tom 84, and tracks include "Tomorrow", "Leave the Bridges Standing", "If I Don't Love You", "Just to Be With You", and "Looking For The Real Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a partially split bottom seam.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBlack Messiah ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 19.98
A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much more freewheeling, open-ended, fuzz, funky, and electric overall! Tracks are all nice and long, and really trip out in the best way – with keyboards from George Duke in the core group, plus some heavy basslines from Walter Booker, drums from Roy McCurdy, and guitar from Mike Deasy on a number of key tracks. Deasy plays with lots of great wah wah and fuzz – and the album also features guest work from Airto on percussion and Ernie Watts on tenor – plus Cannonball's great alto and the cornet of brother Nat Adderley too. There's a really collaborative feel to the whole thing – as the record steps easily between a lot of heady styles – and titles include "Zanek", "Eye Of The Cosmos", "The Scene", "The Chocolate Nuisance", "The Steam Drill", "Little Benny Hen", and "The Black Messiah". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Amon Duul IIMade In Germany ... LP
Atco, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A big international record from Amon Duul – and for good reason, too – as the set's filled with catchy little tracks that have this really cool blend of prog and glam! The style's almost like Roxy Music at points – with the vocals all compressed in the guitars, and this sinister vibe in the instrumentation – played by a group who clearly know how to stretch out more, but instead pack a lot of experimentation into shorter, groovier space. The vocals are in English, but accented – which gives them a further offbeat vibe – and titles include "The King's Chocolate Waltz", "Emigrant Son", "La Krautoma", "Metropolis", "Gala Gnome", and "Mr Kraut's Jinx". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy undercurrent that really keeps things interesting – far more so than most other mainstream disco sets of the time! Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company – handled the arrangements – and the grooves spin out nicely from Diamond's keyboards, and a tight mix of strings and jazzy horns. Vocals are from the soulful trio of Gwen Guthrie, Ullanda McCullough, and Zachary Sanders – and titles include "Dance Little Dreamer", "Risky Changes", "Boogie Boo", "We Must Believe In Music", "Feel Like Dancing", and "Don't Lose The Number". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Blue BeatsBeatle Beat ... LP
Rock Beat, Mid 60s. Sealed (reissue)... $9.99
Not The Beatles, but a group who are trying to cash in on their fame – by showing a monstrous Beatle wig on the cover of the album, covering a horde of dancers – and by playing a whole host of instrumentals with a nod to the Brit Invasion! We're guessing the Blue Beats were some American studio combo – as the overall project doesn't have a real UK sound – and they've definitely got their chops, especially on the guitar lines – which are recorded with a nice dose of echo and a good deal of twang, and mixed in with stomping rhythms and the occasional keyboard line. Titles include "The Chocolate Pudding Slop", "The Swingin Spiders' Bo Diddley", "The Fat Kings' Twist", "The Broken Egg Frug", "The Cold Mashed Potato", and "The Big Shoe Twist". LP, Vinyl record album

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CachaoCachao y Su Descarga 77 Vol 1 ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
An excellent batch of descarga tunes – very much in the same spirit as Cachao's groundbreaking Cuban work of the early 60s – but done here as a wonderful return to roots in the mid 70s – part of that key shift back towards tradition on the New York scene, yet one that was still flavored with all the newer experiences of salsa! The format is very loose and free – similar to some of the Grupo Folklorico y Experimental albums on Salsoul, or to some of the harder Latin jazz sides on the LPV label at the time. Cachao's leading the group on bass, and other players include Afredo Chocolate Armenteros, Virgilo Marti, Pupi Legaretta, Alfredo De La Fe, Charlie Palmieri, and Manny Oquendo. All tracks are long and hard-jamming – with plenty of solos over a traditional groove. Titles include "La Trompeta Y La Flauta", "A Ti No Te Falta Nada", "Adelante", and "Se Va El Matancero". CD

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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Original pressing.)

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Dusty Groove CoffeeEverybody Loves The Sunshine – 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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David EssexRock On ... CD
Columbia/7T's (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The debut full length set from David Essex – a singer who'd been working on the London scene for many years before the record, and who steps out here with a sound that certainly shows that legacy! At some moments, Essex can be an old-school rocker, at others he can be a bit of a balladeer – but the best tracks, the real standout moments, are those that have Essex as kind of a glam-era crooner – working with this amazing production on his vocals, which flanges them out to the side of the stereo spectrum and layers them with the squishy drums and cool guitars – a vibe that's a bit like the best UK Hot Chocolate work of the time. This approach is heard to amazing – and classic – effect on the legendary "Rock On" title cut – but it also comes through on other tracks too, and the album gives up some great surprises the deeper and deeper you dig. Other titles include "Streetfight", "Ocean Girl", "Lamplight", "Sept 15th", "Bring In The Sun", and "For Emily Whenever I May Find Her". CD

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Rhiannon GiddensFactory Girl (10 inch EP) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... 12-inch
Nonesuch, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
EP by the Carolina Chocolate Drops vocalist, produced by T Bone Burnett! Titles include "Factory Girl", "That Lonesome Road", "Underneath The Harlem Moon", "Mouth Music", and "Moonshiner's Daughter". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Growling TigerKnockdown Calypsos ... LP
Rounder, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Ostensibly a calypso record, but one that features instrumentation by a great host of New York Latin musicians – including Candido, Yomo Toro, Mauricio Smith, Chombo Silva, Chocolate Armenteros, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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LawBreakin It ... LP
MCA/Goldhawke, 1977. Very Good- ... $0.99
The second album by this hip funky rock combo – with a flanged out 70s groove that reminds us a bit of Average White Band, a bit of Hot Chocolate (the British group). The best cuts have funk in the forefront – with plenty of basswork and wah wah guitar. The rest of the album's more of an AOR effort, with a slick approach that it takes a lot less work to stomach than you might think, though it's not nearly as heavy as the cover image might imply. Titles include "Winning Hand", "That's What Love Can Do", "Layin Down The Law", "Call Me The Ram", "Be My Woman", and "Take It Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and a promo sticker.)

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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

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Moby GrapeMoby Grape ... CD
San Francisco Sound, Late 60s. Used ... $19.99
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – with ome genius work by a young Skip Spence & co that leans on a sound that grows up and out from a blues based approach into the stratophere! – original LP tracks include "Omaha", "Hey Grandma", "Changes", "Sitting By The Window", "Ain't No Use", "Mr Blues", "Naked, If I Want To", "8:05", "Lazy Me", "Someday" and more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico O'FarrillChico's Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Palladium (Spain), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic 50s work by this legendary Latin arranger and composer – and a hard-hitting set of tracks played by his All Star Cuban Band that included Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Santaiago Penlaver, Emilio Penlaver, Peruchin, and Jose Herrera. The material is nearly all Cha Cha oriented – and tracks include "Amapola", "El Chocolo", "El Bodeguero", "Chico's Cha Cha Cha", and "Rock n Roll Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Palladium reissue pressing.)

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Eddie PalmieriLucumi Macumba Voodoo ... LP
CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 70s – even though it was recorded for a major label! Like a number of his old counterparts in the New York indie world at the time, Eddie made a move to Columbia Records in the late 70s – a shift that should have dampened his soul, but which only served to set him free in a broad wash of new styles! The sound here is fuller than before, but in a really great way – a style that takes the inventive rhythms and piano work of Eddie's earlier albums, and infuses it with that breakout groove of the late Nuyorican generation – a style that was both keenly aware of tradition, yet also able to communicate the local flavor of the New York scene to an increasingly global audience! Most of the album's in a Latin jazz mode, but there's also some great soul touches on the set from time to time – and tracks range from spare, raw percussive numbers to others that have a swirling set of arrangements that really take off. Soloists include Ronnie Cuber and Afredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, plus a great lineup that includes Franceso Aquabella, Dom Um Romao, and the other Palmieri, Charlie, on piano and organ – and most of the vocals are in choro format. Titles include "Spirit Of Love", "Lucumi Macumba Voodoo", "Colombia Te Canto", "Mi Congo Te Llama", and "Highest Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker on back.)

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Eddie PalmieriSuperimposition ... LP
Tico, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real scorcher from Eddie Palmieri – as much a transition as a superimposition – and the kind of record that would have a huge impact on Latin jazz in the 70s! Eddie's got one foot in the small group styles of his 60s work, but he's also reaching forward in a mode that's rootsy and modern at the same time – a back-to-basics approach that's tremendously focused on the rhythm, and which mostly uses heavy percussion and piano to lay out the grooves – then tops them off with some jazzier riffing on brassy horns. Eddie's piano is sublime throughout – crackling with life and energy that barely made it onto record before, and hitting notes that are modern, yet which sit comfortably next to the earthier grooves of the rest of the band. Ismael Quintana's on lead vocals, and tracks include "Bilongo", "Pa'Huele", "La Malanga", "Chocolate Ice Cream", "17.1", and "Isn't It Pretty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paris Match11 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99
Wonderfully soulful work from a Japanese group who took their name from a famous cut by the Style Council – and one who work here to serve up their own unique brand of that group's retro-styled soul! The music is a mix of contemporary R&B and old school touches – in a style that seems to criss-cross generations at once, very much like our favorite work by Swing Out Sister in the past decade or so – complete with a great sense of subtle arrangements, and strong use of female vocals alongside jazzier touches and keyboards! The one difference here is that the lyrics are all Japanese – but that hardly stops us from loving the set, as there's a really universal sense of soul going on – a warm flow, with lots of jazz-based currents – handled perfectly, without any gimmicks or cliche. Titles include "Theme Of 11", "Killing You", "Paradise", "Brand New Chocolate Logic", "Graduate", and other song titles in Japanese. CD

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ProfLiability ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Independent southside of Minneapolis hip hop force Prof, who'd been dropping sharp self-released material for good little while, now with a well earned higher profile platform, courtesy of the mighty Rhymesayers label! He gets an impressive couple of assists from Tech N9ne, Waka Floka Flame and Petey Pablo and production by Ant, Aesop Rock, Big Chocolate and others, but Prof's voice leads the way All the way. They rhymes can be serious and show a sinister wit at the same time, and his voice is REALLY strong instrument, with a style that flows between forceful rhyme spitting and some sung passages that work really well and show pretty impressive range. Includes "Galore", "Ghost" feat Tech N9ne, "Standout", "Farout", "Motel", "Love Like Mine", "Mob", "Apes**t" with Waka Flocka Flame, "Cloud 9", "True Love", "Gasoline" and more. CD
(Comes with nice packaging, too – with embossed cover art and featuring a 36 page booklet.)
Also available Liability (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP 16.99

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ProfLiability (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 25.98
Independent southside of Minneapolis hip hop force Prof, who'd been dropping sharp self-released material for good little while, now with a well earned higher profile platform, courtesy of the mighty Rhymesayers label! He gets an impressive couple of assists from Tech N9ne, Waka Floka Flame and Petey Pablo and production by Ant, Aesop Rock, Big Chocolate and others, but Prof's voice leads the way All the way. They rhymes can be serious and show a sinister wit at the same time, and his voice is REALLY strong instrument, with a style that flows between forceful rhyme spitting and some sung passages that work really well and show pretty impressive range. Includes "Galore", "Ghost" feat Tech N9ne, "Standout", "Farout", "Motel", "Love Like Mine", "Mob", "Apes**t" with Waka Flocka Flame, "Cloud 9", "True Love", "Gasoline" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited yellow & blue vinyl – with download and really nice embossed cover art.)
Also available Liability ... CD 13.99

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Lou RaglandLove Moods/Prime Time Gospel (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare 80s material from the great Lou Ragland – an artist you'll probably know best for his rare indie soul sides of the 70s, including his work in the funk group Hot Chocolate! Here, though, Lou's in a warmer, spiritual mode – stepping out on some tracks from his modern soul set Love Moods, plus a few more from his gospel album The First Light – all brought together here in a single CD! Lou's voice is wonderful – and on the Love Modes set he works with backings from a tight combo who have a nice blend of jazz and soul – which sets a nicely smooth setting on cuts that include "Let Me", "Making Love", "To Love", and "TKG (parts 1 & 2)". The tracks from First Light are even more powerful – and have Ragland really stretching his voice in the gospel setting – in a way that's completely wonderful, and a real revelation if you only know his earlier material! The tunes are spiritual, but often have an 80s soul sort of production – and while some cuts have a backing chorus, Lou's often still the standout lead star – and really blows us away with his expressive vocals. Titles include "He Is", "Born Again", "Thank You Father", "The Gift Of Love", and "If You Don't Know". CD
 
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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
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". CD
Also available Gears (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
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
Also available Gears (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Johnny Hammond/QuasimodeLos Conquistadores Chocolates (2 versions) (10" single) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/2013. New Copy ... $9.99
An amazing cut – served up here in two different versions! The original version of "Los Conquistadores" is a seminal cut from the legendary Johnny Hammond – a key number off his classic Larry Mizell-produced album Gears – with a vibe that equally ties together jazz, soul, funk, and club – at a level that's gone onto become a huge inspiration for generations of house music artists over the years! Quasimode take on the tune on the flipside – in a smaller group jazz reading, but one that still has amazing keyboards and rhythms – and a soaring groove that really takes off, even without any production from Mizell! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousMike Maurro – Peak Hour Remixes (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Classic cuts, given amazing new edits and remixes by the Mighty Mike Maurro – at a level that's every bit as great as the Tom Moulton collections we've loved from Harmless Records! Like those gems, this one focuses on the most soulful side of the 70s clubs – especially the early cuts that crossed over into the discos, but before "disco" was any sort of standard format – just some very groovy upbeat soul coming from the Philly and New York scenes! Like Moulton, Maurro's got a way of really opening up the shorter originals – finding the best bits and augmenting them as he stretches things out and creates these beautifully extended grooves. 3CD set features 21 tracks, but most run near the 10 minute mark, or past – which makes for well over 3 hours of music – mixes of tracks that include "Side Show" by Blue Magic, "The Love I Lost" and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Shame" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton, "Burnin Up" by Imagination, "Waching You" by Slave, "Searching" by Change, "Stay Free" by Ashford & Simpson, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Weekend" by Phreek, "Doctor Love" by First Choice, "Tried Tested & Found True" by Ashford & Simpson, "Los Conquistadores Chocolates" by Johnny Hammond, "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke, and "Deeper" by New Birth. CD

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✨✧ Johnny HammondGears ... LP
Milestone, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Cover has a cut corner and center split spine.)
Also available
Gears (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
Gears (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99
 
 
 



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