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Chocolate CalienteBien Sabroso! ... CD
Mericana/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $23.99
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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Chocolate DandiesChocolate Dandies 1928 to 1933 ... LP
DRG, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the most important early groups – filled with work from jazz legends who include Benny Carter, Rex Stewart, Fats Waller, Don Redman, Teddy Wilson, and Coleman Hawkins! LP, Vinyl record album

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Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Chocolate WatchbandMelts In Your Brain Not On Your Wrist – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 22.99
Throw away all of your other 60s psychedelic albums – because with this massive 2CD set, you'll hardly need them! The Chocolate Watchband were one of the key groups of the California scene of the 60s – a hard-rocking outfit that emerged in the garagey psyche years, and worked in the same south bay scene as Count Five and Syndicate Of Sound. Yet unlike either of those bands, Chocolate Watchband never scored as big on the charts – and also had a harder, rougher, edgier sound that showed what a young group could really do when given the space. There's a Stones-like sense of power here – especially on the rougher, blusier numbers – but also a Love-like sense of tightness and desire to hone the power of the guitar into a key force for the youth of the 60s. And although the group's discography has been slightly mysterious for years, this 2CD set more than corrects any problems – by offering up the full scope of the group's work – including singles on the Uptown and Hanna Barbera labels, material from their Tower LPs, later unissued cuts – and full notes on everything, including those studio sessions that didn't always feature all the members of the group. 43 tracks in all – with amazing notes, photos, and details on the music! CD

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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 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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✨✧ CommonLike Water For Chocolate (promo) ... LP
MCA, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ... $34.99
Common's breakthrough album into the mainstream, with some excellent production courtesy the Soulquarians. 16 numbers in all, including "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
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ... LP
Paramount, 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
A wonderfully trippy record – every bit as trippy as the film – and if you remember that mad psychedelic trip from your childhood, you probably remember it as pretty darn trippy! The record nicely follows the film, and includes some key dialogue too – which made the whole thing a crucial cultural artifact in the days before DVDs and videotape, and which still makes it pretty weird, hearing all this stuff away from the screen. 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", "Oompa Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and the sublime classic "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Paramount pressing.)
Also available Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99

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Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paramount/Universal, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 34.98
A wonderfully trippy record – every bit as trippy as the film – and if you remember that mad psychedelic trip from your childhood, you probably remember it as pretty darn trippy! The record nicely follows the film, and includes some key dialogue too – which made the whole thing a crucial cultural artifact in the days before DVDs and videotape, and which still makes it pretty weird, hearing all this stuff away from the screen. 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", "Oompa Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and the sublime classic "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on gold vinyl – like winning a golden ticket!)
Also available Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ... LP 29.99

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David Shea/ScannerFree Chocolate Love ... CD
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 2000. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Chocolate Bam Boo1 2 Da 3 And (Norman Thomas mix, 1 To Da Uptown Crew, Tee Connection mix, mix your own beat) ... 12-inch
Slammin, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy ragga inflected jeep beats from the Nubian Crackers. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ ParliamentChocolate City (Remastered & Expanded) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 includes 3 bonus tracks – "If It Don't Fit Don't Force It (alternate)", "I Misjudged You (alternate)", and "Common Law Wife (previously unreleased)". CD

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✨✧ Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra/Chocolate Dandies with Benny CarterOn The Sunny Side Of The Street/I Never Knew ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1933. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
78 RPM
(Blue shellac pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousDC Go Go – Sonic Funk From The Chocolate City ... CD
Essential, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... CD
MCA, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Like Water For Chocolate ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ ParliamentChocolate City ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Chocolate MilkVideo Queen (stereo, mono) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an RCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Chocolate Watch BandNo Way Out ... CD
Capitol/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Sealed ... $9.99
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
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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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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CameoWe're Goin' Out Tonight (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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CauralStars On My Ceiling ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $9.99
A pastiche of ambient electronics, earthy elements, and aural atmosphere from Caural – a record that defies any clear categorization and often pretty pleasing to adventurous ears! Tracks include "All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows", "Stick To Modeling", "Camphor", "Retrospect", "Sipping Snake Blood Wine", "Mint & A Hospital Watercolor", "Lilac", "Red Sunshine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousUrban Renewal Program ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2002. Used ... $2.99
The follow up to the Rapid Transit compilation, a high concept meeting of urban artists (booklet art by Dalek, Delta, Kaws and others) and urban tone generators, rhymers and beat builders. Fourteen tracks to provide a soundtrack to your everyday urban experience, and like other Chocolate releases, this is the meeting place of ingredients previously not blended, but making a fine combo nonetheless. Prefuse 73 drops a beat for Mos Def and Diverse, "Wylin Out", as well as another for Miho Hatori of Cibbo Matto, "Night Light", RJD2 provides one for the Souls Of Mischief on "Spark". Jel and Dos One break away from Clouddead to give us "Thisboutthecitytoo", El-P and Aesop Rock team up for "Train Buffer" (a belated follow up to "End To End Burner"?), DJ Food makes a tribute to clandestine bombing runs with "Aerosoliloque Pts 1-3" and Chicago everymen Tortoise weigh in with "CTA". Also features tracks by While, Caural, Diverse, Mr. Lif and El-P. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)
 
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Amon Duul IIMade In Germany ... LP
Atco, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a promo sticker.)

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Chihuahua All StarsDescarga Cubana ... CD
Caney (Spain), 1964. Used ... $9.99
2 lost descarga sessions from the 60s – both of them played by groups led by Osvaldo Chihuahua Martinez! Martinez plays both timbales and guiro on the sessions, and he's working with a well-named selection of all-stars that includes Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Chombo Silva on tenor sax, Manfredo Lee on guiro, and Pupi Legarreta on flute and violin. The sessions feature some vocals by Vitin Lopez and Goody Osvaldo – but there's also a key focus on the instrumentation, which is really kept at a raw level in the mix, so that it really dominates the recordings, even when there is voice. Titles include "Guajiro Son", "Descarga Cubana", "Me Voy Pa Moron", "No No No Te Voy A Querer", "Cosquilla", "El Caballo", "Oye Lo Pollo", "Calefaccion", and "Coco De Agua". CD

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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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David EssexRock On ... CD
Columbia/7T's (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
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)... $6.99 12.98
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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✨✧ Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental NuevayorquinoLo Dice Todo ... CD
Mericana/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
The second album by this wonderful Latin music project – an ensemble who really live up to their name in the way they work with both folksy styles and more experimental modes – all while hitting the best sort of hip New York 70s vibe! The list of artists here is like a "who's who" of some of the hippest on the scene at the time – percussion from Jerry Gonzalez, Virgilo Marti, and Milton Cardona, timbales from Manny Oquendo, trumpet from Chocolate Armenteros, bass from Andy Gonzalez, and violin from Alfredo De La Fe – who work in a shifting array of musicians who bring new life and energy to each track, in a way that's even more focused and spirited than the group's debut! But like that record, there's plenty of long percussive passages here – definitely rootsy elements, but handled with a more modern sensibility – on titles that include "Cinco En Uno Callejero", "Dime La Verdad", "Aguemimo", "La Mama", and "Trompeta En Cuero". CD

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✨✧ Isaac HayesMan! – The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
The "man" is at the top of his powers here – as the set pulls together an insanely great run of music from Isaac Hayes' first years as a solo act – coming on strong with a new sort of sophisticated soul sound that would transform a generation! Hayes had already hit big in the 60s working with writer David Porter – as the force behind some of Stax Records' fiercest, funkiest acts of the time – but as the 70s approached, he broke off as a magnificent artist on his own – full of righteous power, pride, and new ideas for soul music. This collection brings together some of Isaac Hayes' best work for the Stax/Enterprise label – with an especially strong focus on the kind of jams that have held up well for a 21st Century audience – including titles that have either been sampled by hip hoppers, or which represent some of Ike's strongest funkier tunes from the time. Titles include "Part Time Love", "Theme From The Men", "Ike's Rap 2", "Joy", "I Can't Turn Around", "Chocolate Chip", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Walk On By", "Ike's Rap 1", "Good Love", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", and "Theme From Shaft". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicole Mitchell's Sonic ProjectionsEmerald Hills ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2010. Used ... $11.99
One of the sharpest sessions we've heard from Nicole Mitchell in years – a record that still holds onto the spiritual depth she's developed strongly over the past decade, yet one that also returns to some of the bolder avant modes of her roots! The group here is nice and lean – Mitchell on flutes, alongside David Boykin on tenor, Craig Taborn on piano, and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion – a Chicago group recorded in a comfortable local setting, one that really allows them to stretch out and hit new heights! It's great to hear Mitchell hitting so many voices with her instrument – and there's a broad range of tones and moods that really reminds us of the early AACM tradition. Titles include "Surface Of Syrius", "Visitations", "Ritual & Rebellion", "Chocolate Chips", "Wild Life", "Wishes", and "Affirmations". CD

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Marisa MonteMM ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1988. Used ... $6.99
The first album by Marisa, and one that's got a more straight-ahead feel than some of her later work. The record is a live recording (odd for a first album!) that has Marisa backed by a nice group that includes Roberto Alves on piano – and the set list includes a version of Os Mutantes' "Ando Meio Desligado", plus "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Speak Low", "Comida", "Negro Gato", and "Chocolate", an old Brazilian soul song by Tim Maia. CD
(Out of print.)

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ProfLiability ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 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.)

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Paulette ReavesAll About Love ... LP
TK, 1977. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A killer album from Paulette Reaves – a hip singer from the TK Records scene of the 70s, but one who never fully got her due at the time! Paulette's got a really wonderful style here that's partly deep soul, partly jazz-inflected – an approach that almost has more of the sophistication of 70s Philly sessions, especially given the mix of mature modes that come across in both the vocals and some of the instrumentation. Production is by Clarence Reid, Snoopy Dean, and Chocolate Perry – all of whom polish things enough to match the maturity in Reaves' vocals, yet never take the record into too-commercial territory – including the other styles you might find at TK. Titles include the sublime "Jazz Freak" – a classic stepper that has Paulette running down a list of her favorite artists in the lyrics – and other tracks include "You Are My Star", "We'll Try It Again", "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", "Flesh", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All About Love (with bonus track) ... CD 21.99

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Paulette ReavesAll About Love (with bonus track) ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
A killer album from Paulette Reaves – a hip singer from the TK Records scene of the 70s, but one who never fully got her due at the time! Paulette's got a really wonderful style here that's partly deep soul, partly jazz-inflected – an approach that almost has more of the sophistication of 70s Philly sessions, especially given the mix of mature modes that come across in both the vocals and some of the instrumentation. Production is by Clarence Reid, Snoopy Dean, and Chocolate Perry – all of whom polish things enough to match the maturity in Reaves' vocals, yet never take the record into too-commercial territory – including the other styles you might find at TK. Titles include the sublime "Jazz Freak" – a classic stepper that has Paulette running down a list of her favorite artists in the lyrics – and other tracks include "You Are My Star", "We'll Try It Again", "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", "Flesh", and "Sweet Bitter Love". CD features the bonus track "Man Enough For Two". CD
Also available All About Love ... LP 49.99

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Standells/Choclate Watch Band/Sidewalk SoundsRiot On Sunset Strip ... LP
Tower, 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, but is in beautiful shape!)

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Joe ThomasMake Your Move ... LP
LRC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sweet clubby grooving from Joe Thomas – a set that has the Ebony Godfather smoothing his groove a bit for the disco years of the late 70s, but still keeping things plenty soulful throughout! Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) arranged and conducted the album, and he brings in some added vocals to the session – starting most tunes with a bit of singing before the instrumentalists get to solo in the grooves. The approach still works plenty darn well, though – and there's some great numbers here that slide in a bit of moogy vamping, in a way that's somewhat like some of Thomas' previous Ebony Godfather records. Titles include the funky "Caught You Lying Again", the smooth stepper "Let Me Be The One", and the tracks "Sugar Smack", "Get On Back", "Make Your Move", and "Your Love Is So Good To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and some marks from sticker removal.)

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VariousAvco Soul Embassy – Singles Collection ... CD
Avco/Victor (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A sweet selection of 70s soul singles from the Avco label – best known as the home to a number of very big groups at the time, but a company that also produced some especially great work that never hit the mainstream! There's a lot of great funky numbers here – cuts that have a bit more of a put-together feel than deeper tracks from the late 60s underground, but which still retain a lot more of an edge than you might expect from Avco! And alongside these are some wonderful deep soul cuts – especially those by female singers who really seem to find a great home on the label, and often reach towards more southern modes than we're used to hearing from the imprint – which is usually more associated with east coast soul. The whole thing's a really great revelation – and the collection's filled with obscure gems that include "Memories" by Ed Boze, "Tighter & Tighter" by The Endeavors, "I Would Still Be There" by The Prolifics, "One Day You're Gonna Hurt Me" by Dorothy Moore, "Don't Ever Hurt Me Girl" by The Rotations, "Miss Jackson's Daughter" by Randolph Walker, "I Can't Get Over Losing You" by Jean Wells, "Gotta Get Back" by The Philadelphia Story, "People Gonna Talk (part 1)" by Tip Watkins, "Come Down In Time" by Eugene Pitt & The Jyve Five, "IOU" by Maxine Brown, and "What's A Matter Baby" by LJ Reynolds & Chocolate Syrup. CD

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VariousEccentric Soul – Sitting In The Park ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A beautiful tribute to a legendary Chicago soul historian – the late Bob Abrahamian, well-remembered as a completely devoted soul music collector, DJ, and one-man archive who spent the late years of his life trying to uncover lost corners of the Windy City soul scene of the 60s and 70s! Bob's specialty was Chicago groups, and this set is overflowing with rare harmony soul that most of us would never have heard otherwise – the kind of obscure cuts that Abrahamian played on his famous radio show on WHPK (also the alma mater of Dusty Groove, too) – and presented beautifully here by the folks at Numero, on one of the best collections they've given us in years! The notes not only present Bob's story, but also feature bits of interviews he did with obscure Chicago soul artists, alongside photos and other notes too – to support a stunning selection of harmony soul cuts that include "How Could You Love Him" by Shades Of Brown, "Hard To Know" by Oneness, "A Fool Like Me" by Enchanters, "Reach For The Truth" by Puzzle People, "The Girl In The Window" by The Mist, "Second Story Man" by Chocolate Sunday, "Let Love Come In" by Cliff Curry, "Southside Chicago" by Otis Brown & The Delights, "Moaning & Crying" by The Dontells, "So I Can Make This Change" by Krash Band, and "It Ain't Fair (part 1)" by Ahead Of Our Time. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – Sitting In The Park (with bonus download) ... LP 16.99

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VariousEccentric Soul – Sitting In The Park (with bonus download) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 21.98
A beautiful tribute to a legendary Chicago soul historian – the late Bob Abrahamian, well-remembered as a completely devoted soul music collector, DJ, and one-man archive who spent the late years of his life trying to uncover lost corners of the Windy City soul scene of the 60s and 70s! Bob's specialty was Chicago groups, and this set is overflowing with rare harmony soul that most of us would never have heard otherwise – the kind of obscure cuts that Abrahamian played on his famous radio show on WHPK (also the alma mater of Dusty Groove, too) – and presented beautifully here by the folks at Numero, on one of the best collections they've given us in years! The notes not only present Bob's story, but also feature bits of interviews he did with obscure Chicago soul artists, alongside photos and other notes too – to support a stunning selection of harmony soul cuts that include "How Could You Love Him" by Shades Of Brown, "Hard To Know" by Oneness, "A Fool Like Me" by Enchanters, "Reach For The Truth" by Puzzle People, "The Girl In The Window" by The Mist, "Second Story Man" by Chocolate Sunday, "Let Love Come In" by Cliff Curry, "Southside Chicago" by Otis Brown & The Delights, "Moaning & Crying" by The Dontells, "So I Can Make This Change" by Krash Band, and "It Ain't Fair (part 1)" by Ahead Of Our Time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)
Also available Eccentric Soul – Sitting In The Park ... CD 11.99

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VariousEverybody Wants Some – Music From The Motion Picture (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 28.98
A sweet little soundtrack – filled with the sort of late 70s/early 80s gems you'd expect from this movie by Richard Linklater! The film's been called a sequel to Dazed & Confused, and the music is too – classic tracks pulled from roughly the same time period as the music used on the mixtape in Guardians Of The Galaxy, but maybe a bit more open-ended stylistically, too – with a lineup that includes "Cars" by Gary Numan, "Driver's Seat" by Sniff N The Tears, "Good Times Roll" by The Cars, "I'm Bad I'm Nationwide" by ZZ Top, "Maybe I'm A Fool" by Eddie money, "Whip It" by Devo, "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer, "Everybody Wants Some" by Van Halen, "Pop Muzik" by M, "Rough Boys" by Pete Townshend, "I Want You To Want Me (live)" by Cheap Trick, "Because The Night" by Patti Smith, "My Sharona" by The Knack, "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie, "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang, "Every 1's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate, "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar, "Alternative Ulster" by Stiff Little Fingers, and "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing features 8 bonus tracks!)

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VariousKinked – Kinks Songs & Sessions 1964 to 1971 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
The Kinks may be best remembered for their own famous recordings – but the songwriting brothers Ray and Dave Davies left behind plenty of great songs that were handled by other artists too – as you'll hear in this killer collection of Kinks-related tracks from the end of the 60s! And yes, other groups like The Jam or Pretenders famously cut work by The Kinks – but these cuts from earlier years are even better – especially as some of them feature contributions from the group themselves, and others really try hard to match the special spirit of the songs, but with their own unique energy. The collection may well be the coolest so far in the "songwriter" series from Ace Records – and certainly the one that's got the biggest sense of discovery – as you'll hear on cuts that include "I Go To Sleep" by Peggy Lee, "So Mystifying" by The Olympics, "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" by The Chocolate Watchband, "This Strange Effect" by Dave Berry, "Act Nice & Gentle" by Duster Bennett "I've Got That Feeling" by The Orchids, "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home" by Marianne Faithful, "Mister Pleasant" by Nicky Hopkins, "End Of The Season" by The Uglys, "A Little Bit Of Sunlight" by The Majority, "Nobody's Fool" by Cold Turkey, "House In The Country" by Pretty Things, "I Bet You Won't Stay" by The Cascades, and "One Fine Day" by Shel Naylor. CD

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VariousLatin Disco- Salsa's Greatest Hits Vol 1 ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent collection of tracks from Salsoul's great Latin series from the mid 70's! Despite the "disco" in the title, most of the tracks on here are straight salsa, and the LP features tracks like "Bamboleate" by Libre, "Trompeta En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Adelante" by Cachao, "Kimbo Kimbisa" by Graciela, "Anabacoa" by Grupo Folklorico, and "Chico & The Man" by Joe Bataan. Lots of stuff that's hard to find on vinyl, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Paul Glass/The ZombiesBunny Lake Is Missing ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
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". 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 HammondGears/Forever Taurus ... CD
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Amazing stuff! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of Gears, 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 say we 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". The second half of this CD is Forever Taurus, which Johnny recorded right after his legendary Gears album, and it features production by Wade Marcus that's very much in the Larry Mizell mode that made Johnny huge in the 70s! As with the Gears record, Johnny's backed by a large ensemble of players – and the overall sound has lots of nice touches, extra percussion, and a good electric groove. Tracks include "Cosmic Voyager", "Walk In Sunshine", "Ghetto Samba", and the title cut. CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond/QuasimodeLos Conquistadores Chocolates (2 versions) (10" single) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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