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✨✧ Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Sealed ... $3.99
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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✨✧ Dazz BandSwoop (I'mYours)/Joystick ... 12-inch
Motown, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of the Dazz Bands bigger hits, after "Let It Whip", with that classic 80s synthesized, bass heavy groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Motown sleeve.)
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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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✨✧ 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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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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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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✨✧ Orchestre VeveVintage Verckys ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally killing Congolese rumba from the early 70s! Saxophonist and bandleader Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta got his start by contributing grippingly muscular tenor saxophone work with the legendary Franco & OK Jazz during the mid-60s, providing unusual hefty horn work to a style where the guitars typically get the lion' share of the solo space. In 1969, he took the lessons he learned from Franco and started his own band, Orchestre Veve, creating a body of work as good as any of his rivals. American R & B honkers like King Curtis heavily influenced Verckys, but he masterfully adapted this brusque style for the more refined sound of Congolese rumba. While he takes a ton of dynamite solos, there's still a mother lode of sublime guitar playing here, as dazzling lockstep counterpoint keeps the music at a steady boil. Tracks include "Baluti", "Ah Ngai Matinda", "Londende", "Mama Djele", and "Vivita". CD

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