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Freddie NorthCuss The Wind ... CD
Mankind/Essential, 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Sophisticated deep soul from Freddie North – recorded in a great mood that mixes Freddie's down home vocals with some warm backings that share just the right amount of strings with subtle soul – an approach that really has North on the forefront of some of the southern soul changes that were taking place at the time! The result is really great – a deeply proud album that steps past its roots to a much larger goal, and which stands as some of Freddie's best work from the time – majestic, free of cliche, and a treasure that's still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience! Titles include "Gotta Go Get Your Mommy", "I Loved Another Woman", "Cuss The Wind", "My Whole World Has Ended", and "Love To Hate". CD
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Gaslamp KillerInstrumentalepathy (2 X 10 inch LP – with download) ... LP
Cuss, 2016. New Copy 2 X 10" Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Heady sounds from Gaslamp Killer – tunes that are as fuzzy as they are funky – which might be something that we'd say about the man himself! As with other productions, there's definitely a focus on the low end and lo-fi here – but never as a lack of anything, or as a mistake – as the music clearly knows how to make the most out of distortion, and use it to create just the right sort of rumble to go along with the right funky currents! Malcolm Catto guests on the album on one track – and the music is definitely in the legacy he first began years ago on Mo Wax – and other guests include Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Heliocentrics, and Gonjasufi. Titles include "Good Morning", "Pathetic Dreams", "Gammalaser Kill", "Shred You To Bits", "The Butcher", "Residual Tingles", "Warm Wind", and "Haleva". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd edition – includes download.)
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Les McCannAnother Beginning/Hustle To Survive ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1974/1975. Used ... $11.99
Two albums of funky soul from Les McCann! By this point in his career, Les has moved past straight jazz, and is spending a lot of time on vocals – sung in a nice raspy style that makes up for what it lacks in technique with a nice dose of soul! He's also still playing piano, mixed with some extra electric keys – like Fender Rhodes and ARP, which gives the albums a cool 70s sound. Another Beginning has some cuts that have good funky riffs – like the jaunty "Some Day We'll Meet Again", and "The Morning Song", which has an intro that's especially nice. Other tracks include "The Song Of Love", "Maybe You'll Come Back", and "My Soul Lies Deep". Hustle To Survive features mostly vocal numbers arranged by soul maestro Bert DeCoteaux, set of short soul tracks with production by Bert DeCoteaux – and Les also plays electric piano on a number of cuts, including "Us" and "Butterflies". Other tracks include "Well, Cuss My Daddy", "Why Is Now", and "Let Your Learning Be Your Eyes". 17 tracks in all – with a motherlode of great guest players! 2CD set at a nice nice price! CD

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Freddie NorthWhat Are You Doing To Me – The Complete A-Bet Recordings Plus ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The best work ever recorded by Freddie North – one of the most sophisticated singers on the southern scene at the end of the 60s – and an artist who really helped move deep soul past some of the more overdone cliches! The presentation and arrangements here are wonderful – beautifully suited to Freddie's deep-toned vocals, in a way that makes him one of the coolest, classiest singers of the southern scene at the time – yet also one who's still able to reach down to deeper roots to inflect his lyrics with just the right sort of force. The balance is wonderful – and almost makes North feel like some sort of southern soul counterpart to Chicago singers like Walter Jackson or Jerry Butler – and the set brings together work from his one full album for the Abet label, plus some other singles, and a few previously unreleased tracks too – 23 titles that include "Cuss The Wind", "Gotta Go Get Your Mommy", "From The Blind Side", "I Loved Another Woman", "Sun Comes Up", "I Have A Dream", "Oh Lord What Are You Doing To Me", "Til I Get It Right", "Lovin On Back Streets", "Taking Her Love Ain't Gonna Be Easy", and "Thank That Woman". CD

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Too ShortLife Is...Too Short (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BMG/RCA, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Too Short's follow up to Born To Mack, with the same raw, stripped down Bay Area vibe. It's too bad that gangsta, pimp and street rhymes have gone on to become such a cliche, but when we hear these early classics, we're reminded of how fresh this stuff was at the time. Still sounds great today, too. Includes"Life Is Too Short", "I Ain't Trippin", "Nobody Does It Better", "Cuss Words", "City Of Dope", "Don't Fight The Feelin", "Rhymes" and "Pimp The Ho". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNo More Heartaches/What Am I To Do ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of Trojan Records compilations – back to back on a single CD! Both of these sets are way more than just collections of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list of both records was surprisingly special – and often included some obscurities from Trojan, and well as singles that only got circulation in small Jamaican pressings – which makes the records essential for fans of more obscure tracks from the time! Most cuts are of late 60s vintage, and have a strongly soulful current, and grooves that are mostly in the post-ska mode – and the CD features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Soul Special" and "Soul Scorcher" by King Cannon, "Lucky Boy" by Glen & Dave, "No More Heartaches" by The Beltones, "Zumberly" by The Woodpeckers, "Saturday Night" and "What Am I To Do" by Tony Scott, "Hang Em High" by Richard Ace, "Easy Sound" by The Joy Boy, "Cuss Cuss" by Lloyd Robinson, "Mr Lonely" by The Jamaicans, "Cool Down" by Winston Hines, "Hold The Pussy" by Kid Gungo, and "Since You've Been Gone" by Keble Drummond. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpirit Of 69 – The Boss Reggae Sevens Collection (8 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Trojan (UK), 1969. New Copy 8 x 7 inch set ... Out Of Stock
A heavy-duty set of reggae rarities – all Trojan Records singles from the year 1969 – a moment when the UK label was bursting out big, and really helping the sound of Jamaican music to establish big roots in the UK! The grooves here are sharp-edged, and step out of the best early ska and rocksteady modes – the kinds of cuts that were taken up strongly by the new British working class audience for the music – who really pushed some of these cuts onto greatness. The package faithfully offers the singles with original label designations – which also include Duke, Big Shot, and Amalagmated imprints – and titles include "Cuss Cuss" and "Lavender Blue" by Lloyd Robinson, "Just Another Lonely Night" and "Been So Long/You Lied To Your Daddy" by Derrick Harriott, "Dulcemania" by Drumbago & The Dynamites, "Ali Baba" and "I'm Your Man" by John Holt, "If This World Were Mine" by Tyrone Evans, "Everybody Bawlin" by Vincent Gordon, "Apollo 11" by The Moon Boys, "Love Love Everyday" by The Pioneers, "Easy Sounds" by The Jay Boys, and "Come Look Here" by The Gold Tones. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Leslie BricusseScrooge ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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Leslie Bricusse/John WilliamsGoodbye Mr Chips ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby BrownGet Away (mk extended, mk rough neck dub, shock g club, shock g suite, chris stokes ext, christ stokes raw, chris stokes percussapella) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1993. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Chavez/Hovhaness/SerebrierMusic For Percussion Vol 1 – Toccata For Percussion Instruments/Bacchanale/Symphony For Percussion – John Elliot Gardiner/Tristan Fry Perc ... LP
Gale (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Audiophile quality pressing on heavy vinyl – includes original booklet and box – all in great shape!)

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Ahmed El Salamouny, Gilson De Assis & Claudio MenaAquarela – Braziliam Music For Guitars & Percussion ... CD
FSM (Germany), 1983. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used sparely, so that the album's not a funky electric one – but in just the right ways to bring in a cool sort of 70s funk touch to the whole record – almost in some of the ways you'd find with Nuyorican funk of the same time! Vocals are great, too – mostly in French – but the instrumental element is what really moves us – and it moves us plenty! Titles include "Brujeira", "Tou Patou Feme", "Guajira Contestation", "Bomba Miscien", "Vulcano", and "Marcel Song". CD

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Robert Hohner Percussion EnsembleFar More Drums ... CD
DMP, 2000. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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JM SilkMusic Is The Key (house key, basement key, radio, percussapella) ... 12-inch
DJ International, 1985. Good+ ... $5.99
An undisputed Chi House classic! The hard drums and bubbly electronics of this one make it a killer, and leave it sounding even fresher today than when it first came out. Lead vocals by Keith Nunnally are extremely soulful – with a great sound that gives the cut a lot more bottom than some of the other, flatter Chicago cuts from the time. Served up on 4 long mixes, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some pen.)

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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! ... LP
Alston, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily – really filling up the middle of a cut with even more energy than usual! The album's best known for the classic sample cut "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" – which is offered up here in a nice extended version, with a long percussion break that makes it even tastier than usual – and the record's also got a few other uptempo cuts like "Who's the Funky DJ?" and "Do The Handbone" – plus the tracks "Time After Time", "A Refreshing Love", and "Share Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioConcussion/Memphis (2017 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSoul Satisfaction ... CD
MCA (UK), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rare Northern Soul material – featuring winners from Universal-related labels, like MCA, ABC, Dot, and other long-gone imprints! There's some really classic material on here – the kind of tunes that shaped the scene, and which always come up again and again in discussions of the music – and titles include "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Thanks For A Little Lovin" by The Trends, "Self Soul Satisfaction" by Earl Jackson, "Lend A Hand" by Bobby Hutton, "I Thought You Were Mine" by Natural Four, "What Good Am I" by Jaibi, "Love Runs Out" by Willie Hutch, "Cracked Up Over You" by Danny White, "You're Falling In Love" by Betty Everett, "One Wonderful Moment" by The Shakers, "Take Away The Pain Stain" by Patti Austin, "I'm Gonna Love You A Long Time" by Patti & The Emblems, and "The Larue" by Lada Edmund Jr. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousZanzibara 3 – Ujamaa Le Son Des Annees 60 En Tanzanie ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Zanzibar dance grooves from the nation-building Ujamaa years of the late 60s – all done in a style that's somewhat different and a bit more laidback than work from neighboring scenes at the time! Most of the numbers here build up a base with percussion, bass, and a handful of guitars – all rumbling together in a gently earthy sort of way – never too harsh or too sharp, and often with the guitars ringing alongside each other nicely, as one player steps out with an occasionally more pronounced line. Lyrics also show a strong sense of teamwork – mostly sung by the group together at once, creating more melodic force on top of the rhythms on the bottom. As always with this series, the CD comes with a great set of notes that includes a history of the scene and the artists – and the package features 17 tracks that include "Nipeleke Kwa Baba", "Dada Nihurumie", "Maneno Niliyokwambia", and "Mpenzi Nakukanya" by Nuta jazz Band; "Kaka Umenishinda", "Mpenzi Ya Kijinga", and "Salamu Zako Nimezipata" by Atomic Jazz Band; "Likembe Ya Moro" and "Nimechoka" by Morogoro Jazz Band; and "Usiwaamini Shemeji" and "Shangazi Naomba Taiti" by Jamhuri Jazz Band. CD

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✨✧ VariousZanzibara 6 – Mtendeni Maulid Ensemble ... CD
Buda (France), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A timeless blend of traditions – music with Sufi religious origins, performed by a contemporary Zanzibar group who are part of the small living legacy of the style! There's a really slow-building and hypnotic feel to the long tracks in the set – a mix of ensemble vocal performances and percussion, layered together in a way that feels very spiritual, especially as the tunes move on – with a swaying sort of energy that clearly embraces the whole ensemble as they perform together! The sound is very unique – quite different than any of the other titles in the Zanzibara series – and represents a wonderful flowering of Islamic cultural elements on the global scene. Titles include "Dua", "Dahala 3", "Dahala 2", and "Dahala 1". CD

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Grupo AguaTransparencia ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
The cover image has a nicely rough-edged quality, and the music inside does too – a really organic statement of genius from Brazil's Grupo Agua! The group play very close to their roots – mixing quick acoustic guitars and percussion in a level that almost feels Spanish in its complexity, but which definitely has a more South American vibe overall – especially when wood flute is added into the mix, which creates a further lyrical level alongside their vocals! These guys are hardly the touristy sound of the 60s Andean music boom – and instead, they seem to take all the currents of that sound, add in a hip 70s sense of harmony, and really send the music forward with a freewheeling vibe that's very unique. The album has echoes of the 70s rootsy folk movement with some of the more underground work in Brazil – but it's also completely unlike anything else we've ever heard. Titles include "La Luna Llena", "Esperanzas", "El Colibri", "Volver A Los 17", "Tarkeada", "Caldera", and "La Semilia". CD

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AirAir Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nessa, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better – and have this intimate, soulful interplay that's sometimes missing from other efforts – that special kind of energy that makes the AACM so great when it's really clicking this well – as deeply spiritual as it is freely expressive! Threadgill plays alto, tenor, bass flute, and the compelling hubkaphone –a nd titles include "I'll Be Right Here Waiting", "No 2", "GvE", "Subtraction", and "Keep Right On Playing Thru The Mirror Over The Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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AirLive Air ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great live document of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the Chicago AACM and reach a larger audience during the 70s – the mighty trio of Fred Hopkins on bass, Steve McCall on percussion, and Henry Threadgill on reeds! The album's got a soulful and inventive approach that merges their Chicago AACM roots with a New York loft scene sensibility – organic improvisation at the core, carried off with a very open, free sort of sensibility – a bit less structured than the group might have sounded in earlier years. The 4 long tracks are a great showcase for their dynamic interplay – 2 recorded in New York and 2 recorded in Ann Arbor – and titles that include "Eulogy For Charles Clark", "Portrait Of Leo Smith", "Keep Right On Playing Thru The Mirror Over The Water", and "Be Ever Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ AirtoFree ... LP
CTI, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside percussion – but the album also features killer contributions from Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, and Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes – as well as a hip bit of vocals from Flora Purim as well! There's some added horns at parts – but the arrangements are relatively spare and subtle – so that most tracks have a core organic quality, very similar to Airto's work on Buddah/Cobblestone, but given a bit more of a CTI twist. Most tunes are quite long and free-flowing – and titles include "Lucky Southern", "Flora's Song", "Creek (Arroio)", and "Return To Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the faster, frenzied style you'd know from Nigerian music – and mixed with riffing guitar and basslines that further drive on the sound, although the core sonic elements come from all the acoustic instruments in the mix! There's some great bamboo-oriented percussion alongisde more familiar drums – and vocals at a few points take on some nice spiritual tones too. Titles include "Butakusa", "Okamin", "Amemie", "Kobockle", and "Taiwasho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Nahid AkhtarI Am Black Beauty ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $21.99
The title's a pretty bold proclamation from Nahid Akhtar – but the album definitely supports the claim, thanks to a fierce combination of funky modes and Pakistani groove! The tracks here were all recorded for the Lollywood film world in Lahore – Pakistan's answer to Indian cinema at the time – and most numbers have the kind of elements you'd love in Bollywood funk from the same period – grooves that borrow bits from blacksploitation cinema, but inflect things with lots of local touches – mixing older traditions and 70s elements with effortless ease! There's lots of heavy percussion in the rhythms, and some very cool keyboards and electronics too – but it's the soaring, heavenly voice of Nahid that really makes the music wonderful – maybe even more vibrant and earthy than any of her big Indian film playback singer contemporaries. Titles include "Yeh Aaj Muhjko Kya Huwa", "Good News For You", "Karye Pyar", "I Am Black Beauty", "Badami Nainon Wale", "Naughty Boy", and "Sheeshy Ki Botal". LP, Vinyl record album

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