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ClipseTil The Casket Drops ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Malice & Pusha T back with The Neptunes on the bulk of Til The Casket Drops – recorded Columbi, after the Jive Records swan song/uncompromising masterpiece Hell Hath No Fury back in '06, and this one still head-and-shoulders above most major label hip hop LPs circa '09! The couple of concessions to street rap radio can be forgiven with album tracks that cut as deep as the ones here – with a couple produced by DJ Khalil, and guests including Kanye West, Yo Gotti, Cam'Ron, Ab Liva, Keri Hilson & Nicole Hurst. Titles include "Freedom", "Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat Cam'Ron & Pharrell, "Kinda Like A Big Deal" feat Kanye West, "Showing Out" feat Yo Gotti, "I'm Good" feat Pharrell, "Door Man", "Never Will It Stop" feat Ab Liva, "All Eyes On Me" feat Keri Hilson, "Counseling" feat Nicole Hurst, "Life Change" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ ClipseFuneral (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
WEA, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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✨✧ ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for years, but it appeared as an instant classic, WAY up at the top of the list of greatest hip hop LPs of the mid 00s. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery title – while the Pusha T & Malice style of precise storytelling and detached deliveries probably make them one of the most natural duos in the game. A gritty rap masterpiece. Tracks include "We Got It For Cheap", "Momma I'm So Sorry", the masterful "Mr Me Too" feat Pharrell, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug, "Dirty Money", "Ride Around Shining" feat the Re-Up Gang, "Key's Open Doors", "Chinese New Year" feat Rosco P Coldchain, "Nightmares" feat Pharrell & Bilal and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl.)
 
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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)
Also available He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ DJ QuikQuik Is The Name (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Profile/Legacy, 1991. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
DJ Quik's classic debut – arguably one sturdiest records bridging the first wave of the LA gangsta rap era to the G Funk era of the early-to-mid 90s – and definitely one of the tighter and most focused albums of its kind around that time, when rap records were getting largely getting a little too padded with skits and filler. This one's lean and mean and really earns it's slow-building critical legacy. With "Sweet Black P***y", "Born & Raised In Compton", "Tha Bombudd", "Quik Is The Name", "Loked Out Hood", "Quik's Groove", "Tear It Off", "I Got That Feelin'" and "Skanless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)

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✨✧ E-40In A Major Way (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Legacy, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A strong early effort from Bay Area legend E-40 – his first with major label backing, stepping up and delivering in a major way – the title tells no lies! True to his roots, his working with Slick Wid' label collaborators both on the mic and in the production booth – including Sam Bostic & Mike Mosley, Studio Ton in the booth and B-Legit and more on the mic – and all-in-all, this is one of E-40's best full lengths. 16 tracks including the intro & outro, with"Da Bumble", "Spittin'", "Sprinkle Me", "Outta Bounds", "Dusted & Disgusted", "Smoke 'n' Drank", "Day Ain't No", "H I Double L", "Bootsee" and "It's All Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)

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✨✧ MystikalUnpredictable (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Jive/Legacy, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Mystikal's solid second album, still with pretty lean production, but that's all the better to frame Mystikal's forever forceful, gritty and gravelly barked rhyme style – with appearances by Silkk The Shocker, Master P, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Mia X and more. Includes "Born 2 Be A Soldier" with Master P & Silkk The Shocker, "13 Years", "Unpredictable", "Ghetto Child" with Master P & Silkk The Shocker , "Here We Go" with B-Legit, E-40 & Master P, "Still Smokin'", "U Can't Handle This", "Gangstas" with Snoop Dogg & Master P, "Shine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)

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✨✧ TLCOoooooohhh On The TLC Tip (with download & bonus LP) ... LP
LaFace/Legacy, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A record that transformed the face of female soul in the 90s – by doing so many different things at once! TLC may have seemed like a throwaway pop group at the time – but they were also part of a new wave that had their ear to the ground of the influence from hip hop, and brought that style to play with mainstream soul – all in a way that found a whole new place for the older girl trio style in contemporary music! Yet TLC aren't hip hop at all – but still have a sound that not only crossed over to that scene, but also helped folks who wouldn't have dug female MCs that strongly get a taste of that world too. The project was put together by Babyface and LA, but they also open the door to production by Marly Marl, Dallas Austin, and Jermaine Dupri – who are all part of the essential sound too. Titles include "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Shock Dat Monkey", "Somethin You Wanna Know", "Depend On Myself", "What About Your Friends", "Das Da Way We Like Em", "Hat 2 Da Back", "Baby Baby Baby", and "Bad By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)

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✨✧ Wu-Tang ClanIron Flag (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Loud, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
An underrated later Wu Tang effort from '01 – a lean 12 track set that lacks little to our ears, except for the then incarcerated ODB. RZA keeps the production solid, tight and simple – rugged, grimy foil for the rhymes, which sound pretty damn nice all these years later – as always the case with prime Wu material. That said it's not without some topical commentary, such as Ghost's unrivaled and unbridled brio in calling out George W. Bush on a record that came out just 3 months after 9/11. Definitely one of the last great Wu Tang Clan albums from the full ensemble. Includes "In The Hood", "Chrome Wheels", "Soul Power (Black Jungle)", the great single "Uzi (Pinky Ring)", "Babies", "Back In The Game" and "Dashing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)
Also available Iron Flag ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ GinuwineGinuwine – The Bachelor (with download & bonus album) ... LP
Legacy/Sony, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The quiet storm sound, reinvented for the hip hop generation – as the slow jam style of Ginuwine comes head to head with fantastic production from Timbaland – whose beats are perfectly placed alongside the mellow soul vocals! The approach is maybe more hip hop than the classic-influenced sound of artists like Maxwell or D'Angelo – but equally important to the 90s soul generation in the same sort of way, with an influence that would be felt for years to come! Titles include his great remake of the Prince classic "When Doves Cry" – plus "Pony", "Holler", "Tell Me Do You Wanna", "Only When Ur Lonely", "Ginuwine 4 Ur Mind", "G Thang", and "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Certified Undisputed Classics Of Hip Hop & R&B series – with download. Initial copies includes bonus LP "Certified Classics Vol. 1" with classic tracks by Nas, Outkast, Clipse, Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Aaliyah & more. 12 tracks in all!)

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✨✧ Pusha TKing Push – Darkest Before Dawn – The Prelude ... LP
Def Jam, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Former Clipse co-leader Pusha T steps out with really strong sophomore solo effort – and it's certainly some of best material in a decade or so! Tough rhymes, on point top shelf production, and style that wisely avoids current trends, even when he spits rhymes on topical subjects here and there. It's a testament to Pusha's pedigree that he can attract producers as prominent as Kanye, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip and others this long into his career, and the results do not disappoint. Titles include "Untouchable", "MFTR" feat The Dream, "FIFA","Got 'Em Covered" feat Ab-Liva, "Keep Dealing" with Beanie Siegel, "Sunshine" with Jill Scott and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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OscillotronEclipse ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. Sealed ... $19.99
Weird and spooky sounds from Oscillotron – a one-man outfit, but working here in sharply cinematic splendor! The music here takes plenty of cues from the late 70s/early 80s horror generation – with some wonderfully dark keyboard lines that resonate strongly throughout the entire set – sometimes spare and moody, sometimes quite full and forceful! Like other titles on the great Cineploit label, this one has a new artist picking up a sweet retro cinematic vibe – and honestly carrying off the whole thing almost better than original film scores from years back. Titles include "Embryo", "Oracle", "Dawn", "Eclipse", "Terror" and "Assembly". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAfro-Eurasian Eclipse ... LP
Fantasy, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke's last albums – and a great one! The session is right up there with some of Ellington's best late "suites" – an extended work that features writing around exotic themes, played by stalwarts like Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Rufus Jones, Cootie Williams, and Harry Carney – all coming together with more energy and imagination than you'd expect after all these years! The writing is fantastic, and the moods change strongly with each tune – running through numbers like "Afrique", "Chinoiserie", "Didjeridoo", "Gong", "Tang", and "Hard Way" – all of which sound as great as their titles might imply! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonTotal Eclipse ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collaboration between vibist Bobby Hutcherson and reedman Harold Land – the first Blue Note album to feature the talents of the pair together, and a stone classic from the very first note! Hutcherson had already been making big waves for the label with his earlier sides – some avant, some soulful, all great – but adding Land's magical tenor and flute to the mix really opens his sound up a lot, and unlocks a lyrical quality in Bobby's music that really points the way to his flourishing years in the 70s! Yet all is not totally sweet – as both Land and Hutcherson maintain an edginess on the record that makes it more of a progression from the "new thing" years than a break – and pianist Chick Corea is on hand, moving through a very similar path in his own music too. Other players include Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums – and the tracks are nice and long, with that free-wheeling soulful sound that Land seemed to nicely bring to Hutcherson's playing. Titles include "Herzog", "Same Shame", "Maxtrix", "Total Eclipse", and "Pompeian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles – including bits of club and boogie that have come into the scene to open up Nigerian funk in more global modes for the dancefloor – blending African roots with American currents, in a sound that's completely unique – and which is way better than some of the Afro-disco modes that were coming from Europe a the time! As usual with the folks at Soul Jazz, the set's an ear-opening work of genius – from the superb track selection, to the very thorough notes and research – which really do a great job of presenting this side of Nigerian funk that's always been a bit eclipsed by some of the bigger names on the scene. Liner notes are by dancefloor historian Bill Brewster – and titles include "Do The Funkro" by Joni Haastrup, "You Can't Change A Man" by Christy Essien, "Afrikana Disco" by Akin Richards & The Executives, "Ocheche" by Don Bruce & The Anges, "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" by Tee Mac, "Get Up & Dance" by Benis Cletin, "Enoviyin" by Colomach, "Nwaeze" by Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents, "Wake Up Your Mind" by Joni Haastrup, "Disco Dancing" by Angela Starr, "Mr Been To" by Arakatula, "Living Every Day" by Tee Mac with Marjorie Barnes, "Wake Up Africa" by Arakatula, and "Soul Fever" by Benis Cletin. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Harmony Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Eclipse, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sublime CD for lovers of harmony soul – sweet sweet sweet group soul tracks, with a real focus on the mellower side of things! And despite the "classics" in the title, the package actually features loads of lesser-known gems – a variety of obscure tracks of the sort that you'd really only find digging around for rare singles, and which make the set a must-have for any fan of the genre! Titles include "I Won't Cry Any More" by Derek Martin, "Thank You" by Kaleidoscope, "What Will I Tell My Heart" by The Harptones, "Give It Up" by Top Shelf, "Tears Of Joy" by The Van Dykes, "She's My Woman" by Mr Soul, "Tomorrow Is Another Day" by Billy Butler, "My Heart Isn't In It" by Superbs, and "Gonna Be A Big Thing" by The Sapphires. 21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print CDr release. Appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Harmony Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Eclipse, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of the kind of soul that always gets us going – mellow group soul from the 60s and 70s, of the sort that we can never get enough of! The focus here is on the sweeter side of the soul spectrum – and most of the tracks are group soul numbers in the style of the best indie mode of the east coast scene at the turn of the 70s. There's a total of 20 tracks in all – and titles include "The Stars" by Ocapellos, "Stranger At My Door" by Fuller Brothers, "I Need You" by Masters Of Soul, "Love Is Here" by The Futures, "I'm Gonna Stay" by The Visitors, "The Echo" by The Epsilons, "Talk To Me Sometimes" by The Village Choir, "Share My Love" by Shelly Dupont & The Calenders, and "Love Has To Grow" by The Invitations. CD
(Out of print CDr release. Appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources.)

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Georgia BrownSings A Little Of What You Fancy ... LP
Decca (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Decca Eclipse. Cover has unglued seams.)

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John ColtraneKulu Se Mama ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Good Gatefold ... $29.99
One of our favorite albums ever from John Coltrane – but a record that's sometimes eclipsed by the genius of A Love Supreme! The feel here is very similar to that one – long tracks that introduce a new mode of searching, spiritual jazz for the 60s – one that's performed by a core quintet with Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but which also features added players on the side-long title track! "Kulu Se Mama" is a tremendously bold statement in music – one that features a bit of spiritual vocals from Juno Lewis, plus added bass clarinet from Donald Garrett, tenor from Pharoah Sanders, and drums from Frank Butler. The two other tracks – "Vigil" and "Welcome" – are performed by a quartet, but are still equally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Nedley ElstakNedley Elstak – Trumpeter ... CD
Nederlands Jazz Archief (Netherlands), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
Nedly Elstak may not be a household name – and he's certainly not going to win any charm contests with his pose on the cover – but he's a hell of a great trumpeter from the Dutch scene of the 60s, and comes across beautifully here on a collection of rare live material from back in the day! The set's a real revelation to us – as we'd never heard Elstak before – and in addition to these sparkling trumpet lines that lie somewhere between Clifford Brown and Ted Curson – with the warmth of the former, and bite of the latter – Nedly also plays some piano too – an instrument that he really handles wonderfully – with a real range on the keyboard, and this thoughtful depth of sound that really blows us away. Tracks are all live, but really well recorded – and players include Theo Loevendie on alto, Dick Vennik on tenor, Rein de Graaff on piano, and Willem Breuker on bass clarinet – on titles that include great Elstak originals like "Some Astronomers Wonder", "Love You So", "The Machine", "No One Around", "Double Eclipse", and "Beautiful Mountain". CD

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Gil EvansPriestess ... LP
Antilles, 1977. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Gil Evans never stopped growing as the years went on – a leader who was always open to new ideas and new modes of expression – which he reached for strongly, even as his older "modern" contemporaries started to sound out of date! This excellent late 70s session is a key illustration of Evans' continual drive – as he works in modes that equally embrace acoustic and electric elements, but never like a funky big band record, or some of the electrification added to older groups – instead with this richly visionary way that brings all the elements together at a level that's completely sublime! The lineup features Gil on piano, alongside almost equal use of keyboards from Pete Levin – and other players include Arthur Blythe and David Sanborn on alto, George Adams on tenor, Marvin Hannibal Peterson and Ernie Royal on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Keith Loving on guitar – an extremely varied group that comes together beautifully under the leadership of Evans. Side one features a brilliant reworking of the Billy Harper tune "Priestess", which runs for almost 20 minutes in length – and side two features Charles Mingus' "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Silk Blue" – plus "Lunar Eclipse" and "Short Visit". LP, Vinyl record album

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IkarusIkarus (with bonus track) ... CD
Long Hair (Germany), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The Ikarus on the cover looks like he's already crashing to the ground – but the group itself really soars to the skies – held aloft on a bold wave of fusion and jazzrock – in a style that rivals the best German groups of the time! Instrumentation includes organ, keyboards, reeds, and guitar – all layered together with really powerful bass and drums at the core – moving with more jazz than other progressive groups of the time – some tight combo energy instead of any need for individual solo noodling – even though there are some nice solos too. Vocals are shared by different members of the group, who do a great job of working with the fast jazzy changes of the songs – and titles include "Mesentery", "Eclipse", "The Raven", and "Early Bell's Voice". CD also features the bonus cut "Sunwave". CD

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KainBlue Guerrilla ... LP
Juggernaut, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas Records. Kain's anger and passion is incredible – far stronger than anything you'd hear on any of the better-known Last Poets records of the early 70s – and this solo record is completely over the top, both politically and performance-wise. The record has a hard hard hard sound – with over-the-top spoken bits that almost make the other Last Poets seem like they're kind of mellow. Cuts include "Silly Sh*t", "Harlem Preacher", "I Ain't Black", and "Constipated Monkey". Juggy Murray produced – and the album's a wild wild trip! LP, Vinyl record album

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Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David Nelson, and the wild card Gylan Kain – a group who originally had the name and style of protest poetry, but who had been eclipsed when the poet Abiodun left them and formed the group that first recorded for Douglas Records. The album, sort of a "we're back" effort, was produced by Juggy Murray, and apparently all recorded at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York – and it's one of two albums on the Juggernaut label, which also featured Kain's solo record. Most of the record is spare percussion, with the band shouting over the top – and the sound is even rawer than the group's first LP on Douglas. The titles should say it all – as the record features "My Pretty N*gger", "Tell Me Brother", "Die Nigga!", "James Brown", "Soul", "Poetry Is Black", "Into The Streets", and "Library", clearly a big influence on KRS-1. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is stained on the bottom half, with some wrinkling and flaking.)

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Rita LeeAtras Do Porto Tem Uma Cidade (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style costumes and makeup – but there's also some weirdly old-style rock instrumentation too, almost like the way that an artist like Gary Glitter could fold the 50s and 70s together in his music, and come across making something very weird and new. Here, the keyboards are almost stronger than the guitars – and Rita herself plays moog, melotron, organ, and piano – on titles that include "Tem Uma Cidade", "Menino Bonito", "Mame Natureza", and "Eclipse Do Cometa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl – with a bonus poster too!)

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Lilly MelodyBig In Bed (voc, inst)/Cease Fire Selector (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Eclipse, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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Charles MingusMingus Revisited (aka Pre-Bird) ... LP
Limelight, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An unusual chapter in the label-hopping career of Charles Mingus – a one-off date recorded for Mercury right after Mingus' legendary sessions for Columbia! The format here may well be Mingus' most ambitious to date – as the album features larger groups than before, exploring a range of musical ideas that run from Charles' own highly political expressions of the Civil Rights era to some of his landmark explorations of Duke Ellington! As always, the individual players in the group are given a strong voice in the proceedings – and the record bristles with energy from solos by Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, and a young Joe Farrell – as well as vocal performances by Lorraine Cousins, who sings on the classic "Weird Nightmare" and the haunting "Eclipse". A tremendous record throughout – filled with life, imagination, and boundless creativity – with titles that include "Mingus Fingus no. 2", "Weird Nightmare", "Eclipse", "Bemoanable Lady", "Half Mast Inhibition", and "Prayer for Passive Resistance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus/Jimmy KnepperDebut Rarities Vol 1 (Charles Mingus Octet/Jimmy Knepper Quintet) ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1953/1957. Used ... $4.99
Two rare slices of Charles Mingus from the 50s – back to back on a single CD! First up is a Charles Mingus Octet session, originally released as a 10" LP – and a date that shows some of the first complicated orchestrations from the legendary bassist! The music here already has the creatively complex feel of Mingus' better-known mid 50s sessions – like the Jazz Composers Workshop date on Savoy, or the Bethlehem sides – and the interplay between the horn work is really amazing, and worth the price of admission itself! Players include Willie Dennis on trombone, Teo Macero on tenor, Eddie Caine on alto and flute, Ernie Royal on trumpet, and Danny Bank on baritone. Nadi Qamar conducts, and other players include John Lewis on piano, Mingus on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and Janet Thurlow sings on two titles, "Blue Tide" and "Eclipse". Other tracks include "Miss Bliss", "Pink Topsy", and the CD also features 2 alternates too. Jimmy Knepper heads the next date – a rare 10" outing from 1957, with some killer horn work throughout! The group's a quintet – and the album's easily one of Knepper's most hard-burning, thanks in part to some sharp alto lines from the great Joe Maini, a player we can never get enough of! The rest of the group features Bill Triglia on piano, Mingus on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – and titles include "Cunningbird", "The Masher", "Latter Day Saint", and "The Jumpin Blues" – plus four more bonus alternate takes. CD
(Small cutout notch through spine & sticker remnant on booklet.)

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Pugs AtomzConversations With a Chamelion ... CD
Gravel, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Excellent cuts from Pugs Atomz – one of Chicago's longtime hip hop champions! This set of bright, largely uptempo soulful tracks were cut over the past couple years – including one produced by the mighty Hi Tek, plus production by Colin Response & Big D– and appearances by Cap D, Deuce Eclipse and others. Underground Chi hip hop at its finest! Titles include "Movement", "Whatever Man", "4 Play", "Break Night", "Black Boy" feat Hall Of Fame & production by Hi Tek, "Tear In Your Eye", "Memorial" with Deuce Eclipse & Dave Ghetto, "Questionin'" feat Capital D & Verbal E and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric RevisSing Me Some Cry ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
The bass of Eric Revis sounds better than we ever remember – and that's saying a lot, because we've really liked his other records too! Yet here, it almost feels like Revis is out to re-state himself as a musician – coming on strong with a tone that could put him up there with the giants of earlier years – and beautifully matched with drummer Chad Taylor, who's always been an amazing example of that rare quality of being tight and loose at the same time! Ken Vandermark blows tenor and clarinet – but in a way that really seems to respect the path taken by Revis and Taylor – as does the piano of Kris Davis, which punctuates the sound perfectly. Titles include "Sing Me Some Cry", "PT 44", "Good Company", "Rye Eclipse", "Rumples", and "Drunkard's Lullaby". CD

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Eric SidayUltra Sonic Perception (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99 23.99
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who episodes – and others follow nicely in a similar vein – with very bold, powerful explorations of the earliest elements of analogue electronics – and an especially strong ear for the darker side of the spectrum! Most numbers here are never too noisy – not as much so as avant compositional work of the time – but they hang on the edge in a really great way, creating a lot of stark spacey elements with just a few deft touches. Titles include "Comet", "Ultimate", "Moonscape", "Galaxy", "Suspended Animation", "The Machines", "Pavane", "Pizzicato Piano", "Challenge Of Space", and "Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)
 
 
 



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