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✨✧ Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or commercial as work from a few years later. The group balance things out well with a few mellower cuts – numbers that still have some sort of a groove, but one that's a bit more laidback, and which shows they're not just a funk-driven outfit. Titles include the massive hit "Let It Whip" – plus "Gamble With My Love", "Just Can't Wait 'Till The Night", "Shake What You Got", "Keep It Live", and "Let Me Love You Until". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kinsman DazzKinsman Dazz/Dazz ... CD
20th Century/Expansion, 1978/1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of killers – back to back on a single CD! First up is the killer debut from the Dazz Band – issued way back when they were named Kinsman Dazz, and when "dazz" was a reference to the fact that the group could play both dance music and jazz! That jazzy element is definitely in place here – as the set's got lots of hip instrumental touches over the core funky grooves – produced with some great help from Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson, who bring in a bit of Earth Wind & Fire vibe – and set to some larger arrangements from Patrice Rushen, who ups the jazzy quotient too! But the core sound of the group is what really drives the album – a well-crafted batch of Ohio funky numbers that step along with the best of their generation – on titles that include "Makin Music", "Forget About Lovin You", "Get Down With the Feelin", "Stand In Your Way", "And I Mean", and "Dazzberry Jam". On the Dazz album, Kinsman Dazz are even funkier here than before – showing off their Ohio roots, and pointing the way towards the classic Dazz Band sound they'd forge in the 80s! Rhythms are very tight throughout – but still often touched with the jazzy elements that made the group so great in their early years – echoing a bit of an Earth Wind & Fire sound, as Philip Bailey's on board to help a bit with arrangements and background vocals. The whole thing's great – a super-tight record without any filler at all – and titles include "I Searched Around", "Love Design", "Keep On Rockin", "Can't Get Enough", "Dancin Free", and the wonderful "Catchin Up On Love", a spacey harmony track with a really anthemic sound! CD
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BrickBest Of Brick ... CD
Epic, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a bit hit with the kids of their generation, and hip hop sample heads in years to come. This 12 track greatest hits set includes the classic g-funk number "Dusic", plus "Music Magic", "Dazz", "Good High", "Free Happy", "We Don't Wanna Sit Down, We Wanna Get Down", and "Living From The Mind". CD

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BrickGood High ... LP
Bang, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern groove – coming up with a sound that was nice and lean – perfect for these key transitional years of funk – with influences that were felt for years, in places as far away as the west coast! Case in point is the album's classic "Dazz" – one of those cuts that never gets old – nestled nicely in a lineup that also includes "Music Matic", "Here We Come", "Good High", "Brick City", and "Sister Twister". LP, Vinyl record album

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Treacherous ThreeTreacherous Three ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Aaahh, back in the day. . .well not quite as far back as we might like, as the Treacherous Three's Enjoy material really takes us back – but this reissue of their Sugarhill LP, cut just after that, has that great mid 80s block party vibe. The Sugarhill house band reworks some of the more popular R&B hits of the day (like the Dazz Band's "Let It Whip") for Kool Moe Dee, Special K & LA Sunshine to get busy over. A nice piece of history for all you young 'uns out there. 6 cuts in all, including "Whip It", "Yes We Can Can", "Action", "Get Up", "Turning You On", and "Turn It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMaking Trax – The Great Instrumentals ... LP
Motown, 1984. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great album of Motown instrumentals! Ever wish you had the instrumental to Rick James "Super Freak" or "Give It To Me Baby", or Gary Byrd's "The Crown"? They're all here alongside other huge Motown hits, like the Dazz Band's "Let It Whip", the Mary Jane Girls "Candy Man" and for your karaoke pleasure, Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" and "Lionel Richie's "All Night Long". These aren't re-recordings of the tunes, they are the actual backing tracks minus the lead vocals, ripe for mixing fun! LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy is a promo in a plain sleeve.)
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HeatwaveHot Property (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Man, these guys never seem to miss – and always come up with some great little tunes that snap along in a really compelling way! This album might be easy to overlook in favor of the band's bigger classics, but it's a stone winner all the way through – with a number of tunes that groove on beautifully with tight hooks, skipping beats, warm vocals, and that beautifully compressed production style that always gave Heatwave a sound that slide perfectly into an AM soul radio groove. And sure, there's a few hooks here that feel like they're "borrowed" from some of the bigger hits – but they work wonderfully as a reprise of greatness, and keep us half stepping into the album even more. Titles include "Razzle Dazzle", "Eyeballin'", "Raise A Blaze", "First Day Of Snow", "One Night Tan", "All Talked Out", "Disco", and "Therm Warfare". The Big Break UK remastered edition ahs 5 bonus tracks: "Birthday (7" Version)", "Eyeballin' (US 12" Disco Version)", "One Night Tan (US 7" Version)", "Therm Warfare (UK 7" Version)" and "Birthday" (US 12" Version)". CD

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ET Mensah & The TemposAll For You – Classic Highlife Recordings From The 1950s ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. Used ... $9.99
Great 50s work from the father of highlife, ET Mensah! Starting in the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the dominant European model that was popular in urban areas, injecting his music with rhythms from the Caribbean – cha chas, calypsos, boleros, charangas – and the cadences and elegance of American swing. Not only fluent on both saxophone and trumpet, he was a dazzling arranger, giving the horn lines a weightless grace while masterfully using them to reinforce the Afro-Latin rhythms that propelled the tunes. His popularity and influence was broad in West Africa, and regular appearances in Nigeria planted the seed for the country's reappraisal of its own native rhythms. Tracks include "All For You", "Odofo", "Inflation Calypso", "Tea Samba", and "Afi Fro Fro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dudley Moore30 Is A Dangerous Age Cynthia ... LP
London, 1969. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A very groovy soundtrack from Dudley Moore! Dud starred in the film, and also came up with some fab music – very much in the vein of his excellent score for the film Bedazzled, which was recorded just a bit before this one. The album has loads of great jazzy groovers – some in a lighter piano jazz mode, others with instrumental flourishes like reeds, or electric piano, befitting the swinging 60s mood of the film. There's a few sillier numbers with vocals – pulled from campier scenes in the film – but overall, the feel of the album is in a jazzy mod 60s mode, sexy and tongue in cheek at the same time. Titles include "Rupert Street Concerto", "Head First", "30 Is A Dangerous Age Cynthia", "The Detective", and "Mating Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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O'BryanDoin' Alright/You And I ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... $16.99
Smooth and sophisticated 80s soul from O'Bryan – his first two Capitol albums together on one CD – thanks to the classic soul devotees at Expansion UK! Doin' Alight and the follow-up You And I are a great mix of smoothed out modern soul, bits of funk and classic soul touches. Most of it is co-produced with Don Cornelius, of Soul Train fame, who helped O'Bryan get his start. A good bit of the debut Doin' Alright has a kicked back, nice and mellow approach – grooving in a modern Capitol Rare mode, with some pop funk bass and elegant strings for good measure. Tracks include "It's Over", "Love Has Found A Way", "Doin Alright", "Can't Live Without Your Love", and "Still Water (Love)". The follow-up brings in a bit more electro and pop funk into the mix – especially on the first half of the record – before settling in with some nice laidback soul and ballads on the second half. The funky "I'm Freaky" kicks it off, and other tracks include "Dazzlin' Lady", "I'm In Love Again", "Shake", "Soft Touch" and the sweet soul title cut. CD

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Sam RiversContrasts ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – in a quartet that features exceptional work on trombone from George Lewis, plus Dave Holland on bass and Thurman Barker on drums. And while the music has some of the open, improvised feel of Rivers' other 70s material – it's also got some of the sharper structure that we love in his earliest 60s work too – kind of a redefinition of "new thing" modes via fresh ideas explored in the loft jazz years. The album's a real standout in ECM from the time – and titles include "Circles", "Zip", "Solace", 'Dazzle", "Images", and "Lines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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RoyalettesIt's Gonna Take A Miracle ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Some of the best uptown girl group soul you'll ever find, and a nice bit of Big City production by Teddy Randazzo. The album includes their classic "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", plus lots of other nice ones with the same sort of mellow groove. Titles include "Don't You Cry", "Poor Boy", "You Bring Me Down", "Never Again", "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind", and "I Want To Meet Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine.)

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Joe SimonA Bad Case Of Love ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A Bad Case Of Love was recorded in New York with uptown soul legend Teddy Randazzo, who wrote all the tracks on the album. Teddy's style is a great one for Joe, as it kind of recreates the "iceman" sound of the late 60s Wand/Scepter years – which is a perfect style for Simon's rich baritone, and has him coming out like Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson on the best cuts. Titles include "Coming Down With A Bad Case Of Love", "Show Must Go On", "I've Got A Jones On You Baby", "Baby It's You For Me", and "For Your Love Love Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a couple of scratches.)

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VariousGreat Blues Guitarists – String Dazzlers ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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VariousNick Cave Heard Them Here First ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Nick Cave is a man of many influences – sounds from so many different styles of music, which he's used to forge into his own uniquely personal style over the years! And Cave's never been secret about the music that moves him, either – and always gives credit where credit's due – both by referencing important influences in his interviews, and by covering their work on his records. That latter side of Nick's recordings is collected here – the original versions of songs that Cave later recorded himself – a really rich tapestry of rock, soul, jazz, country, and blues from the 20s onwards – but with an especially strong focus on the postwar years. There's a surprising sense of unity to the collection – despite the difference in years and artists – and titles include "Long Time Man" by Tim Rose, "Hey Joe" by The Leaves, "Tower Of Song" by Leonard Cohen, "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, "Long Black Veil" by Lefty Frizzell, "There's No Night Out In The Jail" by Chad Morgan, "Burnin Hell" by John Lee Hooker, "Knoxville Girl" by The Louvin Brothers, "The Big Hurt" by Toni Fisher, "Moritat" by Harald Paulson, and "Hammer Song" by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. CD

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✨✧ Dave Grusin/Teddy RandazzoGirl From UNCLE ... LP
MGM, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest spy soundtracks of the 60s – a very groovy batch of tracks written for Stefanie Powers' brief TV show, The Girl From UNCLE! The music here is better than the male version of the UNCLE franchise – hip 60s spy themes, done in a groovy style for the television audience – often a cool blend of swirling strings, jazzy orchestrations, and some very hip rhythms! Dave Grusin penned the music, and Teddy Randazzo arranged – bringing his 60s soul background into the work in a really great way – emphasizing the grooves even more than on other records of this nature, in a way that's made the set very sought after in the crate-digging scene. There's plenty of nice 60s elements – keyboards, wordless vocals, funky flute, and other hip effects – and titles include "Movin On", "Out Of The Frying Pan", "The Girl From UNCLE", "Sneaky Search", "The Countess", and "Bomb Scare". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joshua AbramsNatural Information ... CD
Eremite, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the harmonium, dulcimer, and guimbiri – as well as additional percussion, and acoustic bass as well – all instruments he uses in this really rich, textured way – layring the organic sounds with contributions from Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Emmett Kelly on guitar, and Frank Rosaly on drums. The record also features a few more really compelling instruments – a bit of Arp from Jim Baker, harmonium from Lisa Alvarado, and autoharp from Ben Boye – instruments that come in towards the end of the record, to make things even more hypnotic and mesmerizing. Titles include "Dolphin Cave Dazzling", "Mysterious Delirious Fluke Of The Beyond", "Abide In Sunset", "A Lucky Stone", and "Soul Talisman". CD

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✨✧ ET Mensah & The TemposKing Of Highlife Anthology (4CD set) ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of work from the legendary ET Mensah – one of the strongest early proponents of highlife on the African scene of the postwar years, and one of the jazziest too! In the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the dominant European model that was popular in urban areas, injecting his music with rhythms from the Caribbean – cha chas, calypsos, boleros, charangas – and the cadences and elegance of American swing. ET was fluent on both saxophone and trumpet, and also a dazzling arranger – able to give the horn lines a weightless grace, while masterfully using them to reinforce the Afro-Latin rhythms that propelled the tunes. That approach can be heard to full effect here – on this 69 track collection that never lets up for a minute – filled with lively rhythms and loads of jazzy inflections from the horns – all with a vibe that might have been right at home in late 50s Kingston or London too. The package also includes a beautiful 64 page book, inside a hardcover case that includes the CDs – and titles include "Natsui", "The Tree & The Monkey", "Mucho Mambo", "Bashia", "Because Of Money", "School Girl", "Ghana Freedom", "205", "Comfort", "Kaa No Wa", "Senorita", and "Small Boy". CD

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✨✧ Babyfat100 Watts/Razzle Dazzle ... 7-inch
JEFF, 1997. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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