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CreationAction Painting ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 29.98
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2CD set features 46 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, some alternate takes, and even new mixes – plus an 80 page hardcover book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. CD
Also available Action Painting ... LP 23.99

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CreationAction Painting ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
One of the great lost groups of the UK scene of the 60s – not lost to UK audiences, or to hipsters over the generations – but still an act that never made the impact on these shores that they should! The Creation are step in step right up there with early material by The Who or Small Faces – and share a similar groundbreaking re-fusion of American roots into a new London groove – all with searing guitars, clever wordplay, and a cutting-edge spirit that may well have kept them off our charts – but which makes them so great to discover all these many years later. You might have caught a few of their songs over the years – thanks to soundtrack placement from directors like Wes Anderson, or covers by many of their bigger fans. This 2LP set features 24 tracks in all, with remastering overseen by original producer Shel Talmy – and the set includes early sides by The Mark Four, mono versions, and new stereo mixes– plus a 16 page book with scores of photos, other images, session and discographical details, and a new essay too. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Action Painting ... CD 23.99

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CreationSuper Rock In The Highest Voltage ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Despite the title of the album, the group's a sharp-edged fusion combo – one that hails from late 70s Japan, and who works here in the best mainstream fusion mode of the time! The tunes are mostly jazz funk with a bit of polish – heavy on guitars from Kazuo Takeda, who also takes off on some pretty nice solos – and also featuring keyboards from Hisao Sakurai and tenor from Mitsuru Kanekuni. The record is never too jamming, nor too smooth – but one number does feature some unfortunate blues vocals from Takeda. Titles include "Spinning Toe Hold No 2", "No Problem", "Wild Cat", "Swamp Boy", and "Fou Fou Gun Gun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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CreationThis Is Creation – Studio Live In Direct To Disc Recording ... LP
Direct Disk (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ CreationMaking Time (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest cuts ever from The Creation – a mod riffing romper that will demand play after play, once you finish the very first spin! The lyrics are recorded with this fantastic Shel Talmy spaced out production – and the flipside features a rare instrumental, which lets you focus even more on the riffing guitar! Vocal is mono, instrumental is stereo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ 9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California funk acts of the time – especially Pleasure, who with their sharp sense of a groove are probably the closest comparison to the group's sound. The album is best known for the cut "Bubble Gum" – a great number with lots of jazzy changes, and a modern funky groove that still sounds pretty darn fresh – but the whole album is totally great, and filled with plenty of other songs that have the same feel as the title cut! Tracks include "Sexy Girl", "Quit It", "Falling In Love", "We Need Love", and "Rule Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis-Virie Blanche & Constant CreationLivin' With The Cost Of Livin' ... LP
Acme Chic Society, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a mark from sticker removal and some stains on back.)

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Danser's Inferno (John Danser)Creation One ... LP
Lirs/Everland (Austria), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
That's "Danser", not "dancer" – as in John Danser, who's also best known for a groovy jazz album under his own name! This sweet little set from the early 70s may well be John's best album ever – a wonderful blend of funky grooves and these wonderful raspy vocals – completely charming, and with a quality that's hard to describe, but really really great! There's a wickedly offbeat feel to the record that keeps us coming back – at some level the funky big band grooves of the MPS 70s generation, but mixed with a more sensitive independent American vibe too – especially given that some of the lyrics remind us a bit of Matthew Larkin Cassell. Danser plays tenor, and leads the group – the vocal cuts (about half the album's tracks) feature Randy Maddison singing. Titles include the classic "Sombre Guitar", plus "Inferno", "And Once My Love", "Badinage", "Time Is Laughing", "Sunday Morning", and "Turning The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album

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HaydnMass In B Flat Major (Creation Mass) – Ernst Hinreiner/Salzburer Rundfunk Chor/Mozarteum Ochester & Chor ... LP
Schwann (Germany), 1962. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing! Cover has some edge wear.)

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... LP
Passin' Thru/Arista, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of that city's scene – and who here also seems able to attract some other musicians from the AACM in Chicago as well! As a result, the album's a wonderful document of the new ideas bursting forth at the start of the 70s – that richly creative moment when local scenes were coming together in various cities to find new ways of jazz beyond Coltrane and Dolphy – giving a player like Lake some of the most imaginative outlets of his career. Oliver plays alto, soprano, flute, and other small instruments – and other players include Baikida Carroll and Floyd Leflore on trumpets, Joseph Bowie on trombone, John Hicks on piano, Clovis Bordeaux on electric piano, Don Officer on bass, Charles Bobo Shaw on drums, and Don Moye on congas too. Titles include "Africa", "Tse Lane", "Eriee", "Zip", and "Electric Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Arista pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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Matthew ShippCreation Out Of Nothing – Live In Moscow ... CD
Solyd Records (Russia), 2011. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
... CD

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✨✧ Branford MarsalisCreation ... CD
Sony, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Nat BirchallCreation ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Reedman Nat Birchall has been delighting our ears for almost a decade now – and during all that time, we've just grown more and more in love with his music – and continue to feel that he's one of the crowning jazz talents of our generation! Birchall belongs in the same spiritual territory as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders – and as with both of them, he already started out great, then evolved to a point where he's completely sublime – as you'll hear on this wonderfully well-crafted album! Nat's every bit as righteous in his blowing as before – both on tenor and soprano sax – but the overall sound is even more far-reaching, especially in the way the long tunes unfold with majestic piano work from Adam Fairhall – who sets things up beautifully throughout, and really underscores the soul in Birchall's reeds. The group also features bassist Michael Bardon – plus two drummers, Johnny Hunter and Andy Hay, who each get their own channel on the mix. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Ocean Of Truth", "Love In The Cosmos", "Through The Darkness", "Peace Be Unto Us", and "Light Of All Worlds". CD

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✨✧ WerwolfCreation ... LP
Long Hair (Germany), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An overdue debut from this obscure German combo – a set that wasn't recorded until the early 80s, even though the group had been making music throughout most of the previous decade! As such, there's an unusual sound to the record – 70s prog elements, but maybe refined a bit more for the recording – still with all the freewheeling instrumental passages you'd expect, but also maybe unwrapped in different ways. There's a female singer who joins in at times, and the keyboards are maybe a bit leaner than most Krautrock from a decade before – but still have a lot more range and warmth than the kind of keyboards most other groups were using in the 80s. Titles include "Der Achte Tag", "Daydream", "The Game Is Over", "Hohenflug", and "Way To Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ SlowdiveBlue Day ... LP
Creation, 1992. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Japanese pressing on blue vinyl.)
 
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Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Crazy World Of Arthur BrownCrazy World Of Arthur Brown ... LP
Track, 1968. Good ... $3.99
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to rambling speak singing craziness and bursts of brass. Nothing's predictable from one passage to the next, but the group sets a heady groove before it all gets freaky, and they find it again before insanity sets in. Titles include "Prelude-Nightmare", "Fire", "Come & Buy", "Spontaneous Apple Creation", "Child Of My Kingdom", "I Put A Spell On You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal MazurJoy Of Being ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $11.99
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of soul that really makes the record great – blowing freely, but often with this sense of cohesion that makes his farther flights come back into contact with more clustered edgey notes – all given gentle accents by Lambert's drums, then set apart in sound with the work of Mazur. Carrier also plays a bit of Chinese oboe at one point – and titles include "Blissfulness", "Omnipresent Beauty", "Disappearance", "True Nature", and "Mystery Of Creation". CD

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Albert Cirera/Hernani Faustino/Gabriel Ferrandini/Before The Silence ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Used ... $9.99
A set of improvisations that definitely take the "silence" in the title seriously – because although the group's a quartet, they've got a very spacious way of playing – a mode that's always stepping in and out of silence, and using the space between their sounds every bit as much as their own performance! The quartet features Albert Cirera on tenor and soprano sax, Agusti Fernandez on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums – and the really amazing thing about the record is the way that these guys are so careful around each other – really holding back, and having more patience in their sound creation than we've maybe ever heard in a live performance. Titles include "Before", "The", "Silence", and "Coda". CD

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... LP
Buried Treasure (France), 2016. Sealed ... $11.99
There's a date range listed on the cover that stretches back to the 70s – not the actual age of the music on this set, but instead a way of indicating the decades worth of inspiration drawn upon by The Dandelion Set – especially the cooler post-psych elements of the UK scene in the 70s, and some of the trippier psych revival sounds of the following decade! These guys might have been right at home on Bam Caruso or early Creation Records – and share a similar love of the weirder, offbeat qualities of the late 60s – blending fuzzy performance with equally freaky production – using light touches of funk or analogue electronics along the way. Tracks on the record work together to create a very vivid audio scene – one that's echoed by the equally trippy liner notes by Alan Moore – and titles include "Harps Ascend", "Cosmic Flux History", "Tone Garden", "Pristina Strawberry Girl", "Redherringbone", "A Rasher Of Wind", "Gardense", and "The Third Programme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harold DankoTriple Play ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Harold Danko sounds wonderful here with his long-established trio – a group so well-matched, most of the songs on this set arose from collective improvisations during the recording sessions! Yet these aren't outside, avant tunes – in which all players roam freely in space – and instead, they're melodic, rhythmic, very tuneful extrapolations that are often based on older standards – but which are so transformed, you can't really hear any roots of the originals – as the players take flight in that magical collaborative creation that marks jazz at its best! Danko plays piano, Jay Anderson is on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield is on drums – and titles include "Sky Blues", "Stream Of Tears", "Shallow Waters", "Mademoiselle Dreamy", "Total Obsession", and "Ancient & Distant". CD

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Igor EcaEm Casa Com Luiz Eca ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Igor Eca pays tribute to his father – Luiz Eca, one of our favorite Brazilian arrangers of all time! Most folks know Luiz as the pianist and guiding force behind the Tamba Trio – but he's also got a legacy of songwriting, instrumentation, and musical creation that go beyond his recordings with that group – beautifully revived here by the younger Eca on bass, with help from an all-star lineup that includes Toninho Horta on guitar and vocals, Mauro Senise on flute and soprano sax, Itamar Assiere on piano, and Edu Lobo on vocals! Most titles are remakes of key compositions by Luiz Eca – and the style of the album is wonderful – like some of Eca's best work in the post-Tamba years. Titles include "Dolphin", "Imagem", "Alegria De Viver", "Tamba", "Buzios", "Mestre Bimba", and "Reencontro". CD

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Jose FelicianoThat The Spirit Needs/Memphis Menu/Compartments ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of wonderful albums from Jose Feliciano – all brought together here in a single set! First up is That The Spirit Needs – a sublime one from Jose! The record pushes past the easy Latin pop style of the late 60s, and features Jose working through hip rock tunes – both of his own creation, and by writers like Elton John and Cat Stevens. The real highlight of the album is an incredible reading of "Wild World" – done with a mix of fast guitar, strings, and even a bit of Brazilian-tinged scatting that breaks down in the middle and always makes us stop cold! The rest of the record's almost as good, and titles include "Daytime Dreams", "Mellow Feeling", "Come Down Jesus", "Pay Day", and "Only Once". Memphis Menue is an excellent album from Jose Feliciano – recorded with a lot of Memphis soul influences, as the title indicates, but still with that beautifullly jazzy style that he was using in his earlier LA recordings. Steve Cropper helped produced and arrange with Jose, and the Memphis Horns back up the group on a number of tracks. The real charm, though, is Jose – whose breezy vocals and sweet guitar work is right up there with his best work of the time, a sublime mix of soul, strings, jazz, and Chicano grooves. Titles include "River Song", "Magnolia", "One More Mile", "Never Leave You", "It Doesn't Matter", "Where Is My Woman", and "Movin". Compartments is sparklingly soulful work from Jose Feliciano – a key early 70s effort, and one that shows the growing sensitivity in his music – the move way past simple covers of other people's songs, even though those were pretty great too! Jose's voice has gotten even more compelling in the process, and he's also developing a bit as a songwriter too – most notably on the album's title track, which was co-written with Bill Withers. Steve Cropper helped produce, but the album's way more in Jose's bag than Cropper's – and titles include a great version of "Yes We Can Can", plus "Simple Song", "Compartments", "Sea Cruise", "I'm Leavin", "Things Are Changin", "Peace Of Mind", "Hey Look At The Sun", and "Don't Fail". CD

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a vibe that sometimes reminds us of the music of Harry Party! Given the smallness of the NZ scene at the time, these guys were less of a high art ensemble, than the kind of creative criss-crossing of big ideas and grass roots expression – similar to that moment when the art and punk worlds worked together so strongly in late 70s New York. And the sound here would be right at home alongside some of the more creative artists from the Kitchen scene – as the group play, drum, and blow themselves through a wonderful array of rhythmic sounds! Titles include 'Out In Part", "Passage", "Drumwheel (part 2)", and passages from "Gung Ho". CD

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Incredible String BandChanging Horses ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A really beautiful album from Incredible String Band – a set that maybe lives up to the "changing horses" title just a bit, but which still really follows in the great legacy of the band's earlier albums too! There's maybe a very slight addition of electricity in a few spots – a bit of organ here, electric guitar there – but the core vibe is still very acoustic – and uses the very wide range of instruments the group had been experimenting with – a folk-plus lineup that includes world percussion elements, Chinese banjo, harmonica, vibes, sitar, and lots more alongside the more familiar instruments – and the great vocals of Robin Williamson and the rest of the group. Mike Heron's instrumental touches are still a key part of the group at the time – and titles include "Big Ted", "White Bird", "Dust Be Diamonds", "Sleepers Awake", and "Creation". CD

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MoveMove (3CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served up here at a level that few others could touch at the time – maybe The Who or The Creation at their best – both key contemporaries of The Move, although the group owe nothing to them at all, and stand strongly, brilliantly here on their own! The whole record is incredible – filled with excellent songs by Roy Wood, who also plays superb guitar throughout – with lead vocals from Carl Wayne, incredible production from Denny Cordell, and even some excellent arrangements from the young Tony Visconti. Every song is a gem – and titles include "Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree", "Yellow Rainbow", "Kilroy Was Here", "The Girl Outside", "Fire Brigade", "Cherry Blossom Clinic", "Mist On A Monday Morning", and "Useless Information". Plus, this 3CD version has a stunning amount of extra material – 52 bonus tracks that include "Vote For Me", "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Don't Hang Up", "Night Of Fear", "Disturbance", "You're The One I Need", "Winter Song", "The Fugitive", "Respectable", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", and "I Can't Hear You No More" – plus rare stereo mixes (the core album is in mono), and 19 more BBC sessions from 1967 and 1968 – performances on Top Gear, Easybeat, and Saturday Club. CD

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MusikautomatikaMusikautomatika – Grupo Experimental Electroacustico (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Musikautomatika/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Improvised electro-acoustic music from the Venezuela scene – a record that's been lost to the shifting sands of time, but which is every bit as mindblowing as any of the group's European predecessors – maybe even more so, given that the trio were working in relative obscurity, and without the usual sort of academic support! Musikautomatika is the trio of Luis Levin, Alvise Sacchi, and Stefano Gramitto – who blend together a wonderful array of electronics and acoustic elements – all with this long-spun sense of spontaneous creation that still has a very cohesive whole. Some moments are noisy, but the whole thing is far from the "noise" of later generations – and still have a very optimistic vibe and this great sense of discovery. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Harry PartchAnd On The Seventh Day Petals Fell In Petaluma – Gate 5 Ensemble (180 gram pressing) ... LP
New World, 1966. New Copy ... $21.99 26.99
One of the most beautiful works we've ever heard from composer Harry Partch – music created upon his return to northern California, in a space of new creative freedom – where Partch and some of his younger followers made these really organic, really breathtaking sounds on those famous instruments of his own creation! The Gate 5 Ensemble here is a sextet, with Partch in the lead – playing bamboo marimba, drone devil, cloud chamber bowls, zymo-xyl, boo tubes, and other amazing melodic engines from Harry's own imagination – used in ways that almost feel like a way-out take on territory explored by Moondog in the decade before, especially given that the piece is composed of 34 shorter verses. This beautiful package also includes the never-issued "Petals Sessions Montage", and "Verse 17" from the original draft – which has Party on an adapted viola. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – and with bonus notes too!)

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Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors, Brentford Rockers,Version Dread – Dub Specialist ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A heady set of tracks from the legendary Studio One – served up here in a set that include both alternate "version" takes of famous vocal tunes, originally issued as b-sides on vintage 45s – plus some of the more complicated dubs that came along once reggae production moved into the multi-track years! The set's a strong testament to the core fitness of Studio One productions – as there was often such strong roots to the tracks, that the same elements could easily yield more genius, but in a completely different direction – one that was often headier and heavier than the original tune! The work together created a classic Studio One full length when first issued like this – and titles include "Fire Coal Version", "Please Be True Version", "Version Dread", "Train Is Coming (part 2)", "Surfing (extended mix)", and "Pickup Version" by Sound Dimension; "Things A Come Up To Dub" and "Born To Dub" by Soul Vendors; "Never Give Version (ext mix)" by The New Establishment, "Creation Version" by Winston & The New Establishment, "Armagideon Version" by Wiillie & The Brentford Rockers, "Give Me This Version" by The Heptones & Sound Dimension, ""Hold Me Baby (part 2)" by Basil Daley, "It Deep (part 2)" by Lloyd Robinson & Brentford Disco Set, and "Natty Rub A Dub" by Cornel & The Brentford Rockers. CD

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Television PersonalitiesMummy You're Not Watching Me ... LP
Fire (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second fantastic set from this seminal group from the early 80s UK scene – a combo who might have been punk at the core, but also worked with a smattering of mod influences – ala The Jam – but also weren't afraid to get a bit psychedelic at times too – in ways that make them key precursors to the whole Creation Records scene, and all the changes in British rock to come later in the decade! The album's got a fantastic balance between musical darkness and the group's inherent sense of wit – served up in ways that are as intrinsically British as the Kinks were in the late 60s, but with all the short, sharp sound of the post-punk generation. Titles include "Painting By Numbers", "David Hockney Diaries", "Adventure Playground", "A Day In Heaven", "Scream Quietly", "Brian's Magic Car", and "If I Could Write Poetry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Michal UrbaniakEcstasy ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most soul-based albums in Michal Urbaniak's catalog – a session originally done with TK records during the height of their dancefloor years, fitted up with some really great clubby grooves! The sound here is a mix of fusion and soul – done in a way that still gives Urbaniak plenty of room to solo on violin, sax, and keys – but which also sets up a warmer groove overall and really lets the vocals come center stage. Urszula Dudziak sings on about half the tracks – and other vocals are by Kenyatta and Calvin Brown – and the jazzy inflections of the tune really set this apart from lots of the other Miami disco on Marlin, giving the record a much deeper feel overall, and a quality that's held up very nicely through the years! Dark edges mix with warmer moments nicely, almost in a Roy Ayers way – and titles include "A Day In The Park", "Just A Funky Feeling", "Body Rub", "Ecstasy", "Creation", and "Want's Ta Make You Feel Good". CD

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VariousCoxone's Music 2 – The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959 to 1963 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed 3LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A fantastic overview of sounds from the Jamaican scene in the years before rocksteady and ska really took off – most of them from the hands of groundbreaking producer Clement "Coxone" Dodd – later the driving force behind Studio One! In these early years, Dodd already had very close ties to the local scene – first as a DJ who was bringing in underground R&B sides from the US, to play on his 50s soundsystem – and also as a record store owner, with a very strong ear for new talent! Yet although Dodd's later sounds have been really well documented, these earliest recordings are perhaps even more amazing – as they showcase a really great range of styles, and present a Jamaican musical world in which the new ideas were just getting started, and taking on modes that sometimes feel very American, other times feel as if they're in a very individual space that doesn't even have any ska or blue beat touches. There's even a bit of jazz in the mix at times, which is great – and throughout the collection's 41 titles, there's an undeniable richness of Jamaican talent that would have already been huge, even if the scene didn't explode in later years. Titles include "More Proof" by Clancy Eccles, "Get Drunk" by Owen Gray, "Jerk Pork" by Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats, "Cuban Blockade" by Don Drummond, "Little Lady" by Theophilus Beckford with Clue J & His City Slickers, "Exodus" by Jazz Jamaica, Don't Do It" by Bunny & Scully, "Six & Seven Books Of Moses" by The Maytals, "Peanut Vendor" by Tommy McCook, "Mighty Man" by Higgs & Wilson, "Creation" by Lascelles Perkins, "Mr Propman" by Jazz Jamaica From The Workshop, "Light Of My Life" by Mellow Larks, and "Grand National" by Down Beat All Stars. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMaking Time – A Shel Talmy Production ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A fantastic look at the studio genius of Shel Talmy – the man whose talents really helped The Kinks, Who, and Creation make a huge mark on the UK scene of the 60s! Yet apart from these famous productions, Shel also handled a heck of a lot of other great work too – as you'll hear on this long-overdue collection that brings together a stunning range of the work that set Talmy apart from the rest! Some of these cuts make great use of fuzz – not in a psychedelic way, but with a great tension between freedom and structure – and others have maybe deeper currents inspired by Shel's American roots, but given a much hipper spin on the British scene of the time! As usual with Ace, the presentation is wonderful – detailed notes on Talmy's career, plus song-by-song details on this wonderful array of tracks – 25 numbers that include "That's Why I Love You" by Goldie & The Gingerbreads, "Making Time" by The Creation, "Ageing Rover" by Roy Harper, "Lisa" by The Easybeats, "Night Comes Down" by The Mickey Finn, "Light Flight" by The Pentangle, "Stop & Watch The Children Play" by The Rokes, "Light Flight" by The Pentangle, "Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James" by Manfred Mann, "Bald Headed Woman" by The Sneekers, "Caroline" by The Fortunes, "I'm Coming Home" by The Nashville Teens, "Daddy Long Legs" by Lindsay Muir's Untamed, and "Jack O Diamonds" by Ben Carruthers & The Deep. CD

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✨✧ Renee Hytry DerringtonFormica Forever ... Book
Metropolis, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Formica may seem like an everyday surface to some – but at the time of its creation, it was a pretty revolutionary development – one that allowed household and business spaces to step free from longer-term care – giving the workers and residents lots more time to pursue their hopes and dreams! That bright promise of Formica is presented beautifully here – in a lovely history of the product, complete with dozens of vintage images that range from magazine ads to promotional flyers – to some higher-end projects in Formica from the art world! The book's beautiful – as stylish as an interior design magazine from the 60s – with a special color by color section in the middle, including writings by John Updike, Margarate Atwood, and others – on pages that are also perforated and can be folded! The first half of the book is in English, and awash with these images and text – and the second half offers more images, and text in six other languages. 408 pages, softcover, and beautiful color throughout! Book

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✨✧ LatinairesCamel Walk ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Latin soul! This record is one of the hardest to find from the late 60's boogaloo era, and it's a massive stormer filled with tasty grooves! The band is small and tight, with a 2-sax frontline, for an extra-soulful sound. Vocals are in English and Spanish, and the album wails away like a siren out of control. Things kick off with the organ-heavy instrumental, "Camel Walk" – then they leap into one of the catchiest vocal numbers ever from Fania, the tasty "Afro-Shingaling" – which starts with Ray Ramirez shouting "I just come from Africa – and I learned to do the Shing-a-ling!" Other nice ones include "Chevere", "Guajira", and "Creation" – but the whole thing's great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
 
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✨✧ Cool CreationsWish Upon Love/Nightime On The Beach Island ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Cool Creations are definitely a group who live up to their name – working here on "Wish Upon Love" with this groove that's complicated, yet completely seductive too! The rhythms change in this nicely sophisticated way, and set things up with a nice edge – which then gets warmed up by the beautiful vocals of the tune! The flipside is pretty great, too – begins with the sound of ocean waves, then moves into this excellent slow-stepping groove that blends sweet trumpet with a watery guitar line – and even some cool moogy moments as the instrumental moves on! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gypsy LanePredictions ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
Gypsy Lane were produced here by Jacques Morali, of Village People fame – but don't hold that against them, as the set's got a deeper vibe than you might expect! The group seem pretty tight on their own already – and work more as a tight ensemble funk group than the kind of disco studio creations Morali was more tied to – grooving at a level that seems informed by the best mid 70s advances of Earth Wind & Fire, which includes some warmer moments next to the uptempo cuts. Lead vocals are by Alfonso Carey, but other members of the group often harmonize alongside – and titles include "Show Me How To Groove", "We'll Have Love", "Hey Sister", and "I Could Use Some Loving". CD

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Art Pepper with Lee KonitzWest Coast Sessions Vol 3 – Lee Konitz (High Jingo – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A mighty meeting of two modern alto giants – a set cut under the leadership of Lee Konitz, but which also features some great work from Art Pepper too! Both Pepper and Konitz were two of the most distinctive players to emerge in the 50s – both in the generation after Charlie Parker first set the horn on fire with his bebop creations – but both very individual, distinct players who took the music in fresh new directions. That distinctness really comes through here – as both Lee and Art blow together wonderfully, crossing lines and taking off on solos with a gentle swing that comes from the support of Michael Lang on piano, Bob Magnsusson on bass, and John Dentz on drums. Most tracks are very alto-heavy – in a great way – and the session was originally only ever issued in Japan, as part of the Atlas Records "West Coast Today" series. Titles include "Minor Blues In F", "Whims Of Chambers", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "This Can't Be Love". CD features two bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Herb Steward/Serge ChaloffFour Brothers Together Again ... CD
Vik/Sony (France), 1957. New Copy ... $5.99 11.99
A set that's great in two different ways – first in that it revives the "four brothers" sound of four saxophonists at once, first forged in the Woody Herman band of the late 40s – and secondly, because the album's a further demonstration of the magical pairing of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims! The group here is only part of a recreation of the Herman lineup, as Al's presence is new – but he also contributes a lot to the songs and arrangements, which really make the small group setting sparkle. Tenors are by Cohn, Sims, and Herbie Steward – and Serge Chaloff plays baritone – with rhythm from Elliott Lawrence on piano, Burgher Jones on bass, and Don Lamond on drums. A number of tunes are new – not just remakes of Herman classics, but titles that riff on and modernize the earlier spirit – and tracks include "Ten Years Later", "Four & One More", "So Blue", "The Swinging Door", "Aged In Wood", "Here We Go Again", "The Pretty One", and "Four Brothers". CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is an amazing surprise to our ears, filled with new delights at each turn, and clearly marking Belize as a new funky capitol on our ever-expanding map of musical understanding. Numero really outdid themselves with this package – going far beyond their already-great collections of work from the Bandit and Capsoul labels – to dig up a range of tracks that have never really made it out to the world at large, but which bubble over with influences from American funk and soul at the time. The notes are great, and the booklet's got plenty of excellent images to back up the writings – but the music is the real star of the set, and is presented on 16 tracks that include "More Love Reggae" and "Boogaloo A La Chuck" by Lord Rhaburn, "Theme From The Godfather" and "Backstabbers" by The Professionals, "Can't Go Halfway" and "Shame Shame Shame" by The Harmonettes, "Things Are Going To Work Out Right" and "Rated G" by The Web, "Funky Jive (parts 1& 2)" by Soul Creations, and "Long Time Boy" by Nadia Cattouse. CD

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VariousVirtue Recording Studios ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Raw funky Philly soul – all recorded at the tiny Virtue Recording Studios – a small place to work, but a great one too! Virtue has maybe more of a deep soul approach than you're used to hearing from Philly – no soaring strings, polished production, or crossover dance modes – and instead just a nitty gritty vibe that seemed to make every record that came from Virtue bristle with instant excitement! The collection is a funky 45 collector's dream – and is a really special collaboration between Tramp Records and Funkadelphia – the latter of whom did a lot of on-the-ground work to make sure that the whole thing came out right! Titles include "Funky Fox" by Bob Marshall & ACs, "My Baby's Missing" by Gene Faith, "Meditation Of The Soul" by Virtues, "Butter That Popcorn" by RDM Band, "This Man Is Rated X" by Ann Byers, "Hot Fun In The Summertime (part 2)" by Past Due, "High Horse (part 3)" by Quiet Storm, "To Be A Man" by New World, "No Trespassing" by The Volcanos, "Take These Memories" by The Creations, "Ghost A Go Go" by Richard Rome, and "Love Of A Woman Soul Of A Man" by Gene Faith. CD
Also available Virtue Recording Studios ... LP 16.99

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VariousVirtue Recording Studios ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Raw funky Philly soul – all recorded at the tiny Virtue Recording Studios – a small place to work, but a great one too! Virtue has maybe more of a deep soul approach than you're used to hearing from Philly – no soaring strings, polished production, or crossover dance modes – and instead just a nitty gritty vibe that seemed to make every record that came from Virtue bristle with instant excitement! The collection is a funky 45 collector's dream – and is a really special collaboration between Tramp Records and Funkadelphia – the latter of whom did a lot of on-the-ground work to make sure that the whole thing came out right! Titles include "Funky Fox" by Bob Marshall & ACs, "My Baby's Missing" by Gene Faith, "Meditation Of The Soul" by Virtues, "Butter That Popcorn" by RDM Band, "This Man Is Rated X" by Ann Byers, "Hot Fun In The Summertime (part 2)" by Past Due, "High Horse (part 3)" by Quiet Storm, "To Be A Man" by New World, "No Trespassing" by The Volcanos, "Take These Memories" by The Creations, "Ghost A Go Go" by Richard Rome, and "Love Of A Woman Soul Of A Man" by Gene Faith. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Virtue Recording Studios ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mark Mothersbaugh/Adam LernerMark Mothersbaugh – Myopia (hardcover) ... Book
Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deep dig inside the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh – a musician that most folks know for his role in Devo, and his soundtrack material too – but also a visual artist with a legacy that's maybe even more mindblowing than his work on record! The book is the first we've ever seen to look at this side of Motherbaugh's career – and it more than makes up for lost time with a huge amount of images that document his paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other odd creations – even his handmade postcards, which may well be the most compelling of the bunch! The book also features an interview with Mark, by co-author Adam Lerner – who contributes other text, too – and there's even an introduction by director Wes Anderson. 255 pages, full color, and as fantastic inside as it looks on the outside! Book

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✨✧ Bill NelsonDreamy Screens – Soundtracks From The Echo Observatory (Sounding The Ritual Echo/Das Kabinet/La Belle Et La Bete) (3CD set) ... CD
Cocteau (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most enigmatic music ever recorded by Bill Nelson – and sounds that are completely different than his work with Bebop Deluxe just a few short years before! The music here is Nelson at his most introspective – sounds recorded all on his own, in his home studio – with a dreamy, atmospheric quality that seems to take off from Brian Eno's ambient experiments of the late 70s! Much of the music comes from electronic sources, but there's also some studio and tape manipulation at work too – and some of the more tuneful moments almost remind us of early 80s German electronics – such as some of the work on the Ata Tak or Zick Zack labels! Both Das Kabinet and La Belle Et La Bete are soundtrack creations, but stand beautifully on their own – and they work perfectly here with the spacey tone of Sounding The Ritual Echo, which may well be the most revelatory album here. The box does a great job of bringing together all three albums – along with a booklet of notes, in a package that features dozens of tracks over 3CDs! CD

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✨✧ VariousFunction Underground – The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969 to 1974 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest of the deep from the American scene at the start of the 70s – groups so hip they weren't quite soul, weren't quite rock – and instead kind of a funky hybrid of both! After opening our ears to countless underground sounds from around the globe, the Now Again label turn back to some of the territory of its roots – the hinterland of groups who labored mostly in obscurity, but left behind a few funky 45s that have become the stuff of legend – and which show us that there was a much bigger psychedelic funk underground out there besides groups like Funkadelic or the early Ohio Players! As always with the label, the history is really given its due, thanks to very detailed notes – alongside titles that include "Down By The River" by Purple Snow, "There's A Wrinkle In Our Time" by 1984, "Function Underground" by We The People, "Corruption Is The Thng" by Creations Unlimited, "Jimi's Guitar Raps With The Bass" by Jimi Macon, "I'm A Man" by Cisneros & Garza Group, "Just Got To Be Free" by Black Conspirators, "BL Movement" by Blaclites, and "The Siesta Is Over" by The Revolution. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Harry BertoiaClear Sounds/Perfetta ... CD
Sonambient, 1971/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first new record in years from the legendary Sonambient label – the musical home of sculptor Harry Bertoia, whose creations were always made with their sonic properties in mind! The two pieces here are from Bertoia's tape archives – and both feature his unusual sound sculptures in performance – at a level that's sometimes a bit more subtle than some of the previous Sonambient releases – really showing the creative care that the man brought into his work. These aren't clangy metal industrial sounds – nor do they bear any relation to bells, chimes, or gongs – and instead, the music here is very organic and of this planet – in the way that Bertoia's sculptures always sought to capture and transform the workings of the world. CD

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonDues (aka Color Him Wild) ... CD
Mainstream, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tight little set that's never too wild – given the sharpness that trumpeter Maynard Ferguson can bring to the way he arranges a group! The album's one from a lost point between the two bigger recording moments of Ferguson's career, and has a sound that steps off nicely from his Roulette Records sessions – that same sense of modern recreation of large ensemble modes – with a very strong sense of color and tone, and an inherent rhythmic energy that still never gets in the way of the bolder flourishes of the players! Musicians include Willie Maiden on tenor, Lanny Morgan on alto and flute, Don Rader and Nat Pavone on trumpets, Rob McConnell on valve trombone, and Mike Abene on piano – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Macarena", "Airegin", "Tinsel", "Three More Foxes", and "This Nite". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCollector's Choice Vol 1 ... CD
Sapphire, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks from the Shirelles, the Creations, the Velvetones & others. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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