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ClipseFamlay Freestyle/When The Last Time (white vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
Clipse balancing bubbling, glitchy funk-steeped Neptunes production with dark, gritty Southern street rhymes as brilliantly as ever on Famlay Freestyle, a short, but standout track from Lord Willin. "When The Last Time" is one of there most classic singles from the record, and it's as great as ever all these years later! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 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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ClipseLord Willin' (7 x 7 inch white vinyl box set – with bonus track) ... 7-inch
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 7 x 7-inch (reissue)... $44.99 49.98
The modern classic by Clipse – in a 7 X 7" box set! and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an early production peak. The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD and their more pop-oriented productions. We thought from the first needle drop that this was a record we'd be able to come back to for years and years and years, and that indeed holds true! Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. Also includes the bonus Selector remix of "Grindin'" w/ Sean Paul, Bless, Kardinall Offishall, NORE, Baby & Lil' Wayne. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ ClipseWamp Wamp (What It Do) (clean, inst, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
Re-Up Gang, 2006. Very Good ... $0.99
Second single from their perpetually-in-limbo sophomore album. Pusha and Malice do what they do best along with label-mate Slim Thug over another unorthodox Neptunes beat, with steel drums and middle eastern wind instruments. Not quite the face-melter as Mr. Me Too, but these guys seem to get the best from Pharell and Chad every time. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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DMX, 50 Cent, Clipse & OthersCradle 2 The Grave – Music From And Inspired By The Film ... LP
Def Jam/Blood Line, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
The soundtrack to the action flick with DMX and Jet Li. Tracks include "X Gon Give It To Ya" by DMX, "Go To Sleep" by Eminem & DMX, "What's It All For?" by Bazaar Royale, "Follow Me Gangster" by 50 Cent & G-Unit, "Stompdash**outu" CNN feat MOP, "Do Sumptin" by Comp, "My Life (Cradle 2 The Grave)" by Foxy Brown feat Althea, "Fireman" by Drag On, "Drop Drop" by Joe Budden, "I'm Serious" by Clipse, "Right/Wrong" by DMX, "It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be" by Jinx & Loose, "Hand That Rocks The Cradle" by Big Stan, "Won't Be Coming Back" by Baby, "C2G" by Fat Joe feat Youngn' Restless, "Focus" by Kashmir, "Slangin' Dem Thangs" by Profit, "Off The Hook" by Jinx Da Juvy, "Getting Down" by Bloodline Records Kennel (DMX, Big Stan, Kashmir & Bazaar Royale). LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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✨✧ ClipseHell Hath No Fury ... CD
Re-Up Gang/Star Trak/Zomba, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long-gestated follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' record by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 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 the most natural duo 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. CD
Also available Hell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ ClipseMr Me Too (main, inst, clean, semi-clean, acapella) ... 12-inch
Re-Up Gang/Star Trak, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ever since this song leaked, the internet's been going nuts. The Clipse are back along with Pharrell over a white-hot Neptunes beat primarily consisting of synth blips and feedback. Chad and P really need to put out more beats like this on the regular. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Re-Up sleeve.)

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✨✧ Royce Da 5-9 feat ClipseMr Baller (radio, street, inst)/Friends (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Game, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beats by the Neptunes and Premier! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DMX, 50 Cent, Clipse & OthersCradle 2 The Grave – Music From And Inspired By The Film ... LP
Def Jam/Blood Line, 2003. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to the action flick with DMX and Jet Li. Tracks include "X Gon Give It To Ya" by DMX, "Go To Sleep" by Eminem & DMX, "What's It All For?" by Bazaar Royale, "Follow Me Gangster" by 50 Cent & G-Unit, "Stompdash**outu" CNN feat MOP, "Do Sumptin" by Comp, "My Life (Cradle 2 The Grave)" by Foxy Brown feat Althea, "Fireman" by Drag On, "Drop Drop" by Joe Budden, "I'm Serious" by Clipse, "Right/Wrong" by DMX, "It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be" by Jinx & Loose, "Hand That Rocks The Cradle" by Big Stan, "Won't Be Coming Back" by Baby, "C2G" by Fat Joe feat Youngn' Restless, "Focus" by Kashmir, "Slangin' Dem Thangs" by Profit, "Off The Hook" by Jinx Da Juvy, "Getting Down" by Bloodline Records Kennel (DMX, Big Stan, Kashmir & Bazaar Royale). LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a piece of clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ ClipseVirginia/Grindin (white vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Virginia" is one of the slower, moodier cuts from Clipse's classic Lord Willin – one of best major label hip hop records of the early 00s, and it's slays to this day! "Grindin" needs no introduction, a benchmark Neptunes production and one of the great singles of its day! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Notorious BIG & OthersDuets – The Final Chapter ... CD
Bad Boy, 2005. Used ... $3.99
The Biggie "duets" project is actually a lot bigger than just duets – with very few tracks that feature only Biggie and another voice, and many with a long list of names! The roster includes most of the biggest names in the hip hop game – and some other dead people, too. Guests include Diddy, Eminem, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliot, Scarface, Nelly, 2Pac, Nas, R Kelly, Bob Marley, Faith Evans, Jay-Z and more. 22 tracks in all (including intro & outro): "It Has Been Said" feat Diddy, Eminem & Obie Trice, "Spit Your Game" feat Twista & Bone Thugs N Harmony, "Get Your Grind On" feat Big Pun, Fat Joe & Freeway, "Living The Life" feat Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Faith Evans & others, "1970 Somethin'" feat Game & Faith Evans, "Living In Pain" feat 2Pac, Mary J Blige & Nas, "Beef" feat Mobb Deep, "Ultimate Rush" feat Missy Elliot, "Just A Memory" feat Clipse and more! CD

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Pusha TKing Push – Darkest Before Dawn – The Prelude ... LP
Def Jam, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.98
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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✨✧ Gang StarrOwnerz (enhanced CD w/bonus video material) ... CD
Virgin, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ownerz, indeed. The first Gang Starr full length in 5 years, and only their third in the last decade picks up exactly where Guru and Primo left off. It's Hip Hop 101 from the purists with love to the believers, and a proud, healthy disdain for the pretenders. Premier's production is still everything you'd hope for – he's kicking serious, soulful sample genius even in these days of difficult rights clearance – none of that hot robot $*!t here. Guru and his cast of guest players (Freddie Foxxx, Krumbsnatcha, Fat Joe, M.O.P., Snoop, NYG's, Smiley and others) aren't pulling any punches with the industry knocking – Clipse's "Grindin'" gets redone in a skit as "(Hiney)", and in a guest spot, Jadakiss spits the line "I invest in haze and dope, because currently I'm a slave to (insert rhyming major label here.)" You already know that Gang Starr is probably the longest running, repeatedly successful group in the game, and as much as we'd love for them to be more prolific together, we won't complain as long as their sporadic albums have as many tight moments as Ownerz. Other tracks include "Put Up Or Shut Up" with Krumbsnatcha, "Sabotage", "Peace of Mine", "Deadly Habitz", "Who Got Gunz" with Fat Joe and M.O.P., "Riot Akt", "The Ownerz", "Zonin'", "Same Team, No Games" with NYG'z, the singles "Nice Girl, Wrong Place" & "Skills", and more. The CD is enhanced – featuring live video footage of Gang Starr performing "Skills" and "Full Clip", plus behind-the-scenes footage including interviews and more. CD
 
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AntaresEclipse ... CD
Innova, 2014. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Billy CobhamTotal Eclipse ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Full throttle fusion from Billy Cobham, the kind of stuff we once winced at because of the really over the top moments of heavy, heavy jamming, but that we find ourselves more sympathetic to these days, probably for the more sublime moments that poke through the onslaught here and there, including some nice spacey tracks. The Brecker brothers are up front, and the group has the tight electric approach you'd guess, with some easier grooves sliding in between the full on moments, and even a bit of funk, too. Includes "Solarization", "Lunarputians", "Total Eclipse", "Bandits", "Moon Germs","The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese", "Sea Of tranquility" and "Last Frontier" LP, Vinyl record album

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OscillotronEclipse ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy ... $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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Claude BollingAwakening ... CD
Entracte/Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
Quite a rich score from Claude Bolling – more orchestral and less jazz-based than some of his other soundtracks of the 70s – but very well suited to this tale of Egyptological horror! Bolling unfolds his instruments in a very nice way – sometimes starting with very low-end sounds that create a nice sense of tension, which then "awaken" in manners that fit the title nicely – moving sparely, and in a nicely subtle way to underscore the narrative. Titles include "Queen Kara", "Psychiatrist's Death", "Hieroglyphics", "The Eclipse", "Hamid's Last Judgement", "The Kiss", and "Mind Over Matter". First-ever CD release, too – with great sound and a full booklet of notes! CD

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Don BryantPrecious Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by Willie Mitchell – who produces this set – but there's also some nicely rougher edges too, a sound that's almost more Stax than Hi – and which certainly features a bit of a nod to Wilson Pickett down in Muscle Shoals – not exactly funk, but with some nice grit in the grooves! The whole thing's great – and titles include "Try Me", "Cry Baby", "Funky Broadway", "Soul Man", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "She's Looking Good", and "Slip Away". CD

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John ColtraneKulu Se Mama ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
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
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOut There ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $2.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". CD

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Hiroshi HigashiSolo ... LP
Eclipse/Galactic Zoo Disk, 2004. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(In the silk screened cover.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBlack Angel ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Good ... $8.99
A totally fantastic set from the turn of the 70s, and one of Freddie Hubbard's most soulful, spiritual albums ever – a seminal chapter in the evolution of soul jazz – and a record that was a keen inspiration for changes to come on labels like Strata East and Black Jazz! The group here features Kenny Barron on both electric and acoustic piano – really stretching out with a hip, open sort of sound – possibly his first of this type on record – and other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Patato Valdes on added percussion – giving a more complicated groove to the best numbers. Tunes are all long and well-penned – three by Freddie himself ("Eclipse", "Spacetrack", "Gittin' Down"), one by Kenny Barron ("Black Angel"), and one by Walter Bishop (the original recording of his classic "Coral Keys"!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a small name in marker in one corner. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Kid Creole & The CoconutsDoppelganger ... CD
Sire/Wounded Bird, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The expansive musical mind of August Darnell stretches on in this fourth album from Kid Creole & The Coconuts – a blend of dancefloor rhythms and unusual tunes with a B-Movie approach to pop! Darnell's jazzy influences are still running strong on the set – eclipsed slightly by some more modern production, in a way that gives the album a bit more of a crossover feel than previous albums, but still not in a way that mutes the genius underneath. Titles include "Bongo Eddie's Lament", "The Lifeboat Party", "Underachiever", "If You Wanna Be Happy", "Distractions", "Survivors", "Call Me The Entertainer", and "The Seven Year Itch". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusPre Bird ... CD
Mercury, 1960. Used ... $7.99
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". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition. Barcode has a cutout mark. Teeth in digipack tray are broken.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganTom Cat ... LP
Blue Note, 1964/1980. Very Good- ... $16.99
One of our top 5 favorite Blue Note records of all time – a bold and powerful session from trumpeter Lee Morgan, but one that sat in the vaults for 15 years before release! The session was recorded around the same time as Morgan's hit The Sidewinder (which eclipsed its release at the time) – but it's got the soaring, searching energy of later Morgan work on records like Sixth Sense or Charisma – a whole new groove at the time, and one that's explored perfectly by a group that includes Jackie McLean on alto sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. Modal lines come into play with older hardbop and soul jazz modes – and the result is an explosive batch of tunes that resonate with bold power throughout! Nearly all tunes are incredible originals by Lee Morgan – and titles include "Tom Cat", "Exotique", "Twice Around", and the completely captivating "Rigor Mortis". A treasure, and one not to pass up! LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsWhat A Diff'rence A Day Makes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally great – with alto from David Sanborn, more horns from The Brecker Brothers, and even a bit of work from Steve Khan – all fusion superstars in their own right, but who never eclipse Esther's lead. Titles include a good version of Grover Washington's "Mr Magic" – with the same funky undercurrent as the original – plus the tracks "One Night Affair", "I Can Stand A Little Rain", "Hurtin House", "Turn Around Look At Me", and a semi-hit version of "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes". CD
(Blu Spec 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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Steely DanRoyal Scam ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
My god, what a record! This one's genius through and through – a set that sometimes gets eclipsed in the brilliance to come, but which is easily one of our favorites ever by Steely Dan! There's a beautifully focused feel here – thanks to Donald Fagan's incredible lead vocals, and a sense of songwriting that never takes any left turns – no odd forays into different styles or previous genres, just all steeped in Steely, as the group should be by this point! John Klemmer turns in some wonderful sax work that really helps shape the sound, and titles include the wonderful "Caves Of Altimira", "Kid Charlemagne", "Don't Take Me Alive", "Green Earrings", and "The Royal Scam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later rainbow label MCA pressing.)

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Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson Meets Oscar Pettiford Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... $9.99
Really standout material from Lucky Thompson – an excellent set of small group sessions that features Oscar Pettiford on bass! The format's a bit like the small combo mode that Americans from larger touring ensembles were recording in Europe – a bit more laidback, and with more solo focus for players who were sometimes eclipsed in larger groups. The record has Lucky playing with Pettiford in a number of very small group settings – mostly drum-less trios, with either Hank Jones or Don Abney on piano, and bits of guitar from Skeeter best, and some trombone from Jimmy Cleveland – working under the unusual date name of "Jim Whatsmyname" on trombone. The material is quite spare and beautiful, an especially brilliant showcase for the talents of both players – who were sometimes buried more in larger group recordings at the time. CD features the material from both volumes 1 and 2 of the ABC albums – with 16 titles that include "Tricotism", "Bo Bi My Boy", "Op Meets It", "Tom Kattin", "Good Luck", "Mister Man", "Once There Was", "The Plain But The Simple Truth", and "Translation". CD

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Piero UmilianiLa Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Amazing work from the legendary Piero Umiliani – a perfect soundtrack to show the warmer sound of his talents, which are sometimes eclipsed by his weirder electronic modes! The soundtrack's from an erotic film starring sex-goddess Zeudi Araya, but despite the kinky origins of the material, the music's actually got a lot more sophistication than you'd expect – and the score feels more like a Morricone cerebral one than a cheesy sexy one – with dreamy wordless vocals floating around in the mix, and these sweet-stepping basslines that are especially wonderful – setting a slow funk current at great moments, in that Euro easy way of blending some hip bass with warmer strings and other instrumental touches. There's some haunting piano at points, too – and Umiliani has a great way of making the music sound emotive, but never sappy at all. Titles include "Pelle Di Luna", "Addio All'Isola Felice", "L'Ultima Spiaggia", "Seyga Seyga", "Nostalgia Dell'Isola", and "Tanto Tempo Fa". CD features 14 more bonus alternate takes! CD

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Howard WalesRendezvous With The Sun (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Keyboardist Howard Wales is probably best-remembered for a late 60s collaboration with Jerry Garcia – but this mid 70s set has Wales sounding even more expansive than before – with a richly visionary sound that's a real surprise! The album's almost a jazz session – in that it's mostly instrumental, and features a range of jazz musicians joining in with Howard's work on a variety of keyboards – but there's also maybe more of a progressive rock vibe to the whole thing overall, given the song structure, and the occasional vocals from Bill Champlin – who also plays guitar on the record. Other noteworthy guests include Pat Gleason on synth, Pete Escovedo on percussion, and Gary Barone on trumpet – and titles include "Tides", "Rendezvous With The Sun", "Late Cruiser", "Golden Flyer", "Distant Children", and "Solar Eclipse". Also includes a bonus 7" single – with four tracks, two previously unreleased! LP, Vinyl record album

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Olly Wilson/Pril Smiley/Jozef Malovec/OthersElectronic Music Vol IV ... LP
Turnabout, 1968. Very Good+ ... $18.99
6 tracks of early electronic music, recorded by the winners of the 1968 International Electronic Music Competition at Dartmouth. Tracks include "Eclipse" by Pril Smiley, "Orthogenesis" by Jozef Malovec, "Bozzetti" by Bohdan Mazurek, "Cetus" by Olly Wilson, and "Dixi" by Eugeniusz Rudnik. Lots of groovy stuff from Eastern Europe, as you can guess by the names! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBabies Makin' Babies – Compiled By ?uestlove ... CD
Urban Theory (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
An amazing collection of 70s soul tracks – sweet, mellow, laidback, and including loads of numbers that have been buried for years! The focus here is not on obscure groups, but on lesser-known album tracks by bigger names – including many chillout numbers that have a sweet jazzy feel, and which might have gotten eclipsed by some of the artists' bigger hits. ?uestlove of the Roots put the set together, and the whole set's got the deep soulfulness of his own work with that group – track after track of mellow 70s soul, jazzy riffs, spacey instrumentation, and warm vocals effortlessly sliding together! Titles include "Star Of The Story" by Heatwave, "Be My Girl" by Michael Henderson, "Clover" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Before The Dawn" by Patrice Rushen, "Can We Pretend" by Bill Withers, "That's What Friends Are For" by Deniece Williams, "Next To Nature" by Jean Claude Toran, "Glowin" by The Rationals, "Magic In Your Eyes" by Rufus & Chaka Khan, "Sensuality (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Sienna" by Stanley Cowell, "Quiet Storm" by Smokey Robinson, "Wheels Of Life" by Gino Vannelli, and "Gotta Find A Lover" by Roy Ayers. CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)
 
 
 



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