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De La SoulBreakadawn (de la soul rmx & inst, foncett UK rmx, london rmx)/Lovely How I Let My Mind Float (radio, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Promo copy of this one from Buhloone Mind State. Lots of extra goodies, in keeping with the usual De La 12" format! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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De La SoulBuddy (native tounge decision, native tounge decison inst, voc)/Ghetto Thang (voc, ghetto ximer, ghetto ximer inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of their great 12" singles, with the full 7-minute version of the classic "Buddy" featuring Q-Tip, Latifah, and Monie Love. Loads of extra mixes that all sound very different from one another. Between the remixes of the songs, there's enough material here to put together a short album. Makes us remember the good old days, when Hip Hop singles used to really be enough to carry you through until the next LP came out. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have a name in pen.)

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De La SoulOooh (clean, dirty, inst)/Foolin (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 2000. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
Featuring Redman. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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De La SoulRock Co Kane Flow (clean, dirty, inst, clean acapella)/It's Like That (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Sanctuary, 2004. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With MF Doom on "Rock Co Kane Flow", and Carl Thomas on "It's Like That". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ NERD feat Common, De La Soul, Mos Def & Q-TipShe Wants To Move (Native Tongue rmx clean, Native Tongue rmx, Native Tongue acappella, Beenie Man vs Ms Thing vs NERD, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 2004. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Queen Latifah feat. De La SoulMama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (secondary mix, LP, open university mix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
Secondary mix by CJ Macintosh. Open University mix is an extended uptempo mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ De La SoulMe, Myself & I (radio, inst, oblapos mode, oblapos inst)/Ain't Hip To Be Labeled A Hippie/What's More/Brainwashed Follower ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great 3-sided single that features two regular sides, plus a third side "hidden" amidst the grooves of the second side. Loads of great stuff, including "Brain Washed Follower" and "Ain't Hip to Be Labeled a Hippy". The kind of 12 inch single that makes collecting them worth while! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Later pressing with Sterling stamp, in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)
 
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Martinho Da VilaDe Bem Com A Vida ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Instantly timeless work from Martinho Da Vila – a set that's every bit as powerful as his classic albums from the 70s – and done with an even more personal sound! Martinho first rose to fame at a time when there was a big wave of new samba recordings in Brazil – a mode that still held onto the roots, but also pushed the music with a fullness in terms of production – never too commercial, yet still quite different than the approach used here – which is very intimate, and maybe makes the album one of the singer's most impressive ever! The passage of years has only made Martinho's vocals better, and amidst the spare percussion and stringed instrumentation, he really carries the sound of the record beautifully – making us feel as if we've stumbled upon to his genius all over again, but at an even more powerful level. Titles include "Samba Sem Letra", "Amanha E Sabado", "Danadinho Danado", "Choro Chorao", "Soul Brasileiro", "Muita Luz", "Sarava Sarava", and "Daqui De La E De Acola". CD

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Johnny ThunderLoop De Loop ... LP
Diamond, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Although this one looks like it's going to be a throwaway album of gimmicky songs, it's actually a pretty great batch of tracks with a New York uptown sound that follows in the tradition of work by Ben E King, Chuck Jackson, and Tommy Hunt. Teddy Vann handled the arrangements – and his mix of strings, piano, and backup vocals is a perfect foil for Johnny's roughly shouted lead. Add in a great blend of fresh songs, and you've got a pretty great 60s soul album! Titles include "Drink Drink", "Good Morning Sadness", "The Chain", "A Broken Heart", "Al La Wetta", "Don't Be Ashamed", and "In & Out The Window". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousDe-Liteful & Soulful – Deep Mover ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slice of soul you might never expect – early work from the De-Lite label, a company better-known for their famous club hits of the late 70s – but starting out here with an amazing array of deep soul 45s! The music is a wonderful contrast to the disco and club of the label's fame – and showcases an immediate commitment to singers who could really knock it out of the park – with vocals that rival the sounds coming from southern labels like Stax, or some of the more famous productions on Atlantic – which is a huge surprise if you only know the De-Lite recordings by Kool & The Gang or The Kay-Gees! 25 tracks in all – all super-rare – and titles include "Keep Away" by The Appointments, "Look What You Done For Me" by Contributors Of Soul, "Oh Girl" by Johnny Washington, "Need You Girl" by Fred Cole, "I Wish It Would Rain" by Beverly Hammonds, "Say So" by La Jay Alexander, "Everlasting Love" by Johnny Washington, "I Saw You There" by The Appointments, "I Smell Trouble" by Johnny De'Vigne, "I'll Always Love You" by Felton Burks, "Send Her Back" by Sammy Taylor, "When A Woman Loves A Man" by Jean Battle, "Tender Loving Care" by Joe Kennedy, and "I Got To Get Close To You" by Yvonne Daniels. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousHow Is The Air Up There – 80 Mod, Soul, & Freakbeat Nuggets From Down Under (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the New Zealand scene of the late 60s – music recorded quite far from the streets of London, but which crackles with all the best mod and freakbeat elements of that city's underground at the time! The music here is a stunning revelation – sounds recorded almost in obscurity, given the nation's isolation – but completely on fire in terms of the instrumentation, vocal delivery, and overall conception – and, honestly, maybe even more crackling overall than Australian work of the period, which maybe sometimes tried to hard to copy sounds up north! Instead, these guys are completely original, completely on fire, and working with a quality level that matches the best Brit work of the period – while having its very own spirit. 3CD set features a massive 80 tracks in all – a huge introduction to the period, along with an equally massive book of notes – filled with images of the rare records, and lots of information on the music. Titles include "All Night Worker" by The Newsounds, "Got Love" by Tom Thumb, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by Chants R&B, "Living It Down" by The Deep Set, "Anything You Like" by Spectres, "Turn To Stone" by Concrete Lamb, "Rescue Me" by The Librettos, "Jump Back" by the La De Da's, "Never Ever" by The Action, "Security" by The Pleazers, "Don't Wanna Be Lonely Anymore" by The Bluestars, "Lost Woman" by The Clevedonaires, "Little Miss Rhythm & Blues" by Judge Wayne, "Baby Doll" by Grim LTD, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousDe-Liteful & Soulful – Deep Mover ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A slice of soul you might never expect – early work from the De-Lite label, a company better-known for their famous club hits of the late 70s – but starting out here with an amazing array of deep soul 45s! The music is a wonderful contrast to the disco and club of the label's fame – and showcases an immediate commitment to singers who could really knock it out of the park – with vocals that rival the sounds coming from southern labels like Stax, or some of the more famous productions on Atlantic – which is a huge surprise if you only know the De-Lite recordings by Kool & The Gang or The Kay-Gees! 25 tracks in all – all super-rare – and titles include "Keep Away" by The Appointments, "Look What You Done For Me" by Contributors Of Soul, "Oh Girl" by Johnny Washington, "Need You Girl" by Fred Cole, "I Wish It Would Rain" by Beverly Hammonds, "Say So" by La Jay Alexander, "Everlasting Love" by Johnny Washington, "I Saw You There" by The Appointments, "I Smell Trouble" by Johnny De'Vigne, "I'll Always Love You" by Felton Burks, "Send Her Back" by Sammy Taylor, "When A Woman Loves A Man" by Jean Battle, "Tender Loving Care" by Joe Kennedy, and "I Got To Get Close To You" by Yvonne Daniels. CD

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Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of grooves that never stops pleasing, and which will make you start digging through the Latin racks like mad, just to find another LP this great! Titles include "Hard Hands", "Abidjan", "Got to Have You", "New York Soul", and the fantastic track "Love Beads", which has a cool rolling piano line that sounds like a great De La Soul sample. It's a great track, and makes the entire album worth the price! LP, Vinyl record album

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CokeCoke ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Funky Latin breaks and very groovy grooves – the kind of record that you hear for only a second, and say "oh yeah, this is the stuff!" Coke were an obscure Florida combo who mixed together Latin, funk, and soul – served up in a crossover style that's halfway between the sound of the NuYorican generation and the heavier hitters of LA's Chicano funk scene! Instrumentation includes organ, guitar, and trumpets – and vocals are delivered in a brown eyed soul style that burns nicely with the heavier grooves of the group. But best of all is the drummer, who really kicks it large on the kit – and creates some really nice funky numbers on the set! Includes the break classic "Na Na", plus the tunes "Got To Touch Your Face", "Te Amo Mas", "Quiero Decirte", "Bang Bang", "Bun Bun Bun", "You Turn Me On", and "Que Seria De Mi". A really great album – with a totally unique sound! CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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CommonOne Day It'll All Make Sense ... LP
Relativity, 1997. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
3rd LP by the man who put Chicago on the map as a hip hop center. 2 LPs deep, and with a lot of guest appearances by folks like De La Soul, Q-Tip, Chantay Savage, Erykah Badu, and Cee-Lo. No I.D. produced most of this, and a few tracks were done by Doug Infinite. Includes "1 '2 Many", "Reminding Me Of Sef", "My City", "Real Nigga Quotes" and ""Retrospect For Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Detroit EmeraldsBaby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)/I'll Never Sail The Sea Again ... 7-inch
Westbound, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the most famous cuts ever by The Detroit Emeralds – and one of the best! "Baby Let Me Take You" is a stellar harmony cut – and it begins with this super-dope guitar intro that's been sampled by De La Soul and a few others over the years! "I'll Never Sail" sounds stupid from the title – but it's an incredible tripped-out ballad cut that's just beautiful. Really great stuff– and even more compelling than the a-side! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Detroit EmeraldsDo Me Right/You Want It You Got It (plus bonus track) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pair of killers back to back on a single CD – two Westbound albums by The Detroit Emeralds! Do Me Right is a gem of a record from the mighty Detroit Emeralds – a group who are really finding a new 70s vibe here, while still holding onto all the rich harmonies they developed on their early singles! The trio work here together with a fluid sound and the kind of harmonies you might have heard from The Impressions a few years before – but they also get a really unique groove that befits their presence on Detroit's legendary Westbound label – a style that's maybe a bit more heady, and sometimes righteous! Titles include the classic title cut "Do Me Right", the great loping groover "Lee", and the cuts "Holding On", "I Can't See Myself", and "What You Gonna Do About Me". Next up Is You Want It You Got It – an early 70s gem from the group! Detroit had plenty of great harmony groups in the 60s – but by the early 70s, The Detroit Emeralds were right on top – a feat that was easy to do with work this great! The trio have a fantastic approach here – a bit of the psychedelic soul sound of the Norman Whitfield generation, but also some warmer, sweeter harmonies too – a bit of an east coast vibe that really stands out – and which is done by the group at a level that's way better than most of their contemporaries! Arrangements are by group member Abe Tilmon, and very hip – and titles include the group's great take on "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", which has a great sample used by De La Soul – plus "You Want It You Got It", "Feel The Need In Me", "There's love For Me Somewhere", "Till You Decide To Come Home", and "I've Got To Move". CD also features a bonus radio promo spot too! CD

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Teddy EdwardsSunset Eyes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959/1960. Used ... $9.99
Teddy Edwards at the height of his powers – packing a tight, soulful punch that made him one of the most popular players on the west coast in the early 60s – and a great link between earlier R&B tenorists and the leaner sound of 60s jazz! Edwards has a nice gutbuckety tone at times – the qualities you might hear from Hank Crawford or David Newman in the way they blended their sounds – but the overall feel is leaner and cleaner, too – not many cliches, and a kind of straightforward sound that really shows the new inroads that the LA soul jazz scene was making at the time. The set features a shifting lineup – piano from Amos Trice, Joe Castro, and Ronnie Ball – bass from Leroy Vinnegar and Ben Tucker – and drums from Al Levitt and Billy Higgins – on titles that include a whopping batch of originals like "Teddy's Tune", "Tempo De Blues", "Vintage '57", "Sunset Eyes", and "Takin Off". Plus, this CD's got some great notes, excellent packaging, and even includes 3 unreleased bonus cuts! CD
(Out of print, West Coast Classics limited edition pressing.)

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! The CD comes with a great booklet featuring notes by Gossner and personal reflections by El Rego. Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". CD

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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... LP
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $25.99
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, until the vocals of El Turronero come into the mix, and soar to the skies in a mode that's similar to the famous singer Camaron De La Isla! The vocals are no mere chorus along with the grooves – and instead seem to have a life of their own, especially on some of the clubbier tracks – which might bear some relation to American disco in the instrumentation, but none at all in the overall approach! The mix was a groundbreaking one that represented the new youthful energy of the Spanish scene in the 70s – and a desire to get away from more staid modes laid down by the academy and tradition, while still embracing the roots of their culture. Titles include "Las Penas", "Sufrimientos", "Y La Razon", "Mis Venas", "Tiene Bigotes", "Navegan Mis Pensamientos", and "A Nadie Se La Ha Ocurrio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberto FonsecaABUC ... CD
Impulse, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
One of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from pianist Roberto Fonseca – a set that deeply digs back into an older Afro-Cuban sound – as you might guess from the title's backward-spelling of Cuba! The music here is surprisingly rich and full – not just Cuban flavoring on jazz piano lines, but a well-conceived, fully-formed approach that mixes Roberto's fierce piano lines with larger percussion and horns, and some very strong acoustic bass from Yandy Martinez – which really drives the harder-grooving songs in a great way! We're often a bit suspicious of projects like this, but we're totally in love with this record – as there's a vibe that's at once respectful of the classics, but totally brand-new – and produced to perfection, without any fakeness or gimmicks at all. Titles include "Soul Guardians", "Sagrado Corazon", "Family", "Tierra Santa", "Tumbao De La Unidad", "Afro Mambo", and "Asere Monina Bonco". CD

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GorillazHumanz (picture disc) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Parlophone, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99
A triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn, producer Twilite Tone and others providing a mood and aesthetic framework for an amazing roster of guest singers, rhymers and musicians on this one, who all really contribute a lot – especially to the lyricism and writing. Given the stylistically sprawling guests – both prominently billed and even more further behind the scenes – it's really impressive how well it holds together so cohesively from beginning-to-end. Way more than a cartoony supergroup, but you knew that already! Guests include Peven Everett, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, Grace Jones, De La Soul and more, with an overall vibe Titles include "Ascension" with Vince Staples, "Strobelight" with Chicago indie soul legend in-the-making Peven Everett (and honestly one of the standout tracks, we're not just saying that out of hometown pride), "Momentz" with De La Soul, "Carnival" with Anthony Hamilton, "Let Me Out" with Mavis Staples & Pusha T, "Charger" with Grace Jones, "Submission" with Danny Brown & Keleta, "We Got The Power (Version 2:18:482) with Jehnny Beth (of Savages) and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc!)

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Joe Haider/Fritz Pauer/Horace ParlanEgo Recordings Vol 3 (Reconciliation/Katzenvilla/Water Plants/One For Wilton) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $46.99
Four ultra-rare records – all brought together in one incredible CD set – the third collection to document the brilliant sounds of Germany's Ego Recordings label from the 70s! First up is the album Reconciliation from Joe Haider – one of the 70s gems on the mighty German Ego label – an incredible small company who seemed to put out nothing but excellent music! The set's led by pianist Joe Haider, and features a quintet with Andy Scherrer on tenor and soprano sax, Ack Van Rooyen on flugelhorn, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Todd Canedy on drums – all of them together welling up as way more than the sum of their parts, and cooking up an amazingly soulful set of tunes! There's bits of modal and American 70s spiritual soul jazz in the set – all played with a proud and buoyant style that unfolds majestically through the course of the album, never faltering in its vision or creativity. A under-acknowledged gem, with tracks that include "Mas De Serles", "Magdalena", "Reconciliation", "Crossover", and "Spanish Groove". Katzenvilla features the amazing trio of pianist Joe Haider, bassist Isla Eckinger, and drummer Pierre Favre – three very individual musicians who come together here as a group, but still retain a lot of their special energy! Haider's a lot more dynamic than usual – still with warm chords on the piano, but also some sharper edges – which seem pushed on by Favre's deft drum work, and his flowing sense of both melody and rhythm at the same moment. Eckinger's bass has these deep, soulful currents that we always love – and really grounds the whole thing in a wonderful way – on titles that include "Capricorn", "My Little Darling", "And Now", "Katzenvilla", and "Fate Of A Child" – all originals by Haider! Pianist Fritz Pauer steps out on Water Plants – a trio date that's got a lot more warmth and soul than some of the musician's previous work from the German scene – a beautiful little session that balances the deep bass work of Isla Eckinger and the subtle drums of Billy Brooks. There's a loose, lyrical vibe to the record that shows a side of Pauer we might not have expected – and Fritz wrote some wonderful tunes for the album, including "Water Plants", "Sagittarius", "Tribal Dance", "For La Rives", and "Autumn Evening". Last up is One For Wilton – one of the hippest later albums from pianist Horace Parlan – a set recorded with the saxophonist Wilton Gaynair, who'd contributed heavily to the UK scene in the late 50s/early 60s, then made great waves in Germany during the 70s! The set features Wilton on tenor and soprano sax, Parlan on piano, and great rhythms from Isla Eckinger on bass and Billie Brooks on drums – all coming together with a sense of warmth and imagination that's completely sublime – much richer than some of Gaynair's other performances from the 70s, and with a sense of flow and soul that makes the album one of Parlan's best. Titles include "Billie's Bossa", "One For Wilton", "Shade", "Firm Roots", and "Pananika". All albums come in tiny LP-style covers, and the box also features a bookle of notes! CD

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Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolProjects (radio, album, inst)/Once Again (radio, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1999. Very Good ... $7.99
Two of the best tracks from Prince Paul's Handsome Boy Modeling School project. Including "The Projects" featuring Dave of De La Soul and Del, "Once Again" featuring Grand Puba and Sadat X. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Hector LavoeRevento (remastered edition) ... CD
Fania, 1985. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful little record from Hector Lavoe – one deepens his sound and emotion, but manages to do so without going into any schmaltzy territory! Some tracks here are full-on groovers, and others are mellower – but even these have a depth of feeling that really commands our attention – a style that's perhaps almost a re-emergence of a new Latin soul aesthetic in the mid 80s – one that's certainly far more Latin than soul, but a new level of expression that's filled with feeling, and which really puts things on the line. Jose Madera, Isidro Infante and Luis Ramirez share arranging credits and Johnny Pacheco directed the recording – with a groove that's somewhere in the trombone-led style of Hector's work with Willie Colon, but which also has some rootsier elements in the guiro and guitar used on the set. Players include Joe Torres on piano, Milton Cardona on percussion, and Lewis Kahn on trombone – and tracks include "De Que Tamano", "Don Fulano De Tal", "La Fama", "Cancer", and "Porque No Puedo Ser Feliz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros Rito EsclavoRito Esclavo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
If a cover was enough, we'd already love this record – but fortunately the music's even better than the image on the front – which makes the whole thing a stone cold winner! The album's a great early example of the fresh, raw sound that was coming out of Colombia at the start of the 60s – a new take on the Latin styles of Havana, served up with maybe a bit stronger emphasis on rhythm, and an instrumental approach that was almost always more concerned with sounding raw than sweet! The percussion is great, the horns are nice and sharp, and the instrumental set is bursting with energy – on upbeat tracks that include "El Chupaflor", "La Mafafa", "Roberto Ruiz", "Rito Esclavo", "La Varita De Cana", "La Mano Descompuesta", and "Lamento Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nice & SmoothNice & Smooth ... LP
Fresh/Priority, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of our favorite hop hop records from the end of the 80s – a set that sprang onto the scene out of nowhere and instantly won us over! They're not exactly the same, but we'd like to think of Nice & Smooth in the same space as De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest – because, like those more famous acts, they came up with a whole new groove that really broke some of the stiffer rhythmic patterns of the time – and also (maybe more importantly) had a great sense of humor and perspective on themselves, but not in the more gimmicky way of the too-comedic rappers from a few years before. There's a really special balance here – grooviness and greatness, street smarts and humor – all served up with fantastic production from Great Nice and Smooth Bee – who do a great job of pulling together fresh source tracks for the songs. Titles include "Early To Rise", "Funky For You", "We Are No 1", "Ooh Child", "More & More Hits", "Hit Me", "Sum Pimped Out Sh*t", "Nice & Smooth", "Dope On A Rope", "Gold", and "Dope Not Hype". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 35.98
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given the excellent, mood setting production of Jay Dee/J Dilla and The Soulquarians. For a little while there, we missed the rawer Relativity era vibe, and we didn't fall as head over heels for Like Water For Chocolate as the world at large did, but in hindsight, maybe we just weren't ready for it – it's easily amongst the best hip hop albums of the period. Titles include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven Part Two" with D'Angelo, "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions" and "A Song For Assata". LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)

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Pastor TL BarrettLike A Ship (Without A Sail) ... LP
Mt Zion/Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church – a south side ensemble that's filled with genuine spirit and passion, aimed towards lofty ideals – but set up with some deep secular soul production touches and instrumentation that keep things razor sharp throughout! The album was cut at the affordable Sound Market Studio – but behind the soaring, spirited lead and chorus vocal arrangements are players supervised by Chess Records sax player and arranger Gene Barge – with other Chess players Richard Evans and Phil Upchurch on the sessions too. Raw drums, grooving organ, and incredible bass lines lay the foundation, but it's the voices that really shine on this completely wonderful, totally essential set! Titles include "Like A Ship", "Wonderful", "It's Me O Lord", "Ever Since", "Nobody Knows", "Joyful Noice", "Medley/Dr. Watts Hymn & The Disciples Prayer" and "Blessed Quietness". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKeb Darge Digs For P&P – Killer Underground Deep Funk, Disco, Soul & Philly From New York's Legendary P&P Records ... CD
P&P/Suss'd (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The funkiest work we've ever heard from the mighty P&P family of labels – a set that's quite different than the usual disco, club, and soul we know from Patrick Adams and Peter Brown – served up in a host of rare funky 45s and a few key 12" singles! The sound here is deep, gritty, and grooving – an under-discovered treasure trove of work that features some tight small combo grooving on the funky 45 tracks – and some fuller ensemble funk on the 12" singles – all upbeat, soaring, and soulful – often produced with the kinds of tricky studio touches we've come to expect from Adams and Brown. CD 1 features mostly 45s, and CD 2 focuses a bit more on 12" singles – and although some of the tracks have been reissued before on vinyl, most are making their first appearance here on CD! 2CD set features 30 titles that include "Solid Funk" by Flame & The Sons Of Darkness, "I'm Gonna Fool You (voc)" by Ella Hamilton, "I Got It (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul Severes, "Mini Skirt" by Henry Brooks, "Who's Gonna" by Otis Turner & The Mighty Kingpins, "Long Time Ago" by Smokey Brooks, "Hitch Hike One More Time" by King David, "Hooker (parts 1 & 2)" by Peter Brown, "Black Ice" by Sons Of Darkness, "Determination" by Eddie Owen, "Take Me I'm Yours" by Mary Clarke, "I Want To Dance (edit)" by Little Scotty, "Spank Me" by Bobby Mann, "Stomp Your Feet & Dance (inst)" by Kim Taylor, "African Rock" by Dream Lovers, and "NY Applejack (inst)" by Scott Davis. CD
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✨✧ VariousKent's Cellar Of Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really socking collection of 60s soul – reissued with great notes, excellent sound, and a stunning selection of tunes that includes many many rare numbers! The package is made up nearly entirely of tracks from rare singles – and the groove runs from Northern Soul, to sock boogaloo soul, to hard-stepping female numbers, and even a bit of funk! The groove is very strong all the way through, and titles include "Chain Reaction" by The Spellbinders, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "She's Looking Good" by Rodger Collins, "My Elusive Dreams" by Moses & Joshua Dillard, "You Gave Me Somebody To Love" by The Dreamlovers, "Get It From The Bottom" by The Steelers, "I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "Shine It On" by Vernon Garrett, "Keep My Woman Home" by Danny White, "She Shot A Hole In My Soul" by Clifford Curry, "Save Your Money" by Lonnie Mack, "You Left The Water Running" by Barbara Lynn, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright & The Keys, "Soul Serenade" by Beau Dollar & The Coins, "The Real Thing" by Tina Britt, "Hole In The Wall" by The Packers, and "Karate Boo Ga Loo" by Jerry O. CD

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the usual Nigerian funk collection you might expect – as the music here is from the years before Fela Kuti and other artists exploded onto international 70s fame – and instead, come from a time where the Nigerian scene was busy drinking up influences from a range of other cultures too! As a result, there's a fair bit of Latin and Caribbean elements at play – a bit of that Cuban influence that touched West African music so strongly in the 60s, and other post-colonial elements too – all mixed with regional styles that provide a very particular flavor – on tracks that are heavy on rhythms, jazzy inflections, and lots of great work on electric guitar and horns! The package is the first we've really seen to give this period its due – and the set is presented with the usual stunning Soul Jazz Approach – very detailed notes, and a superb track list that includes "Ariwo" by Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos, "Lumumba Calypso" by EC Arinze, "Save For A Rainy Day" by Sammy Akpabot & His All Stars, "You Cheat Me" by Godwin Omobuwa & His Soundmakers, "Omo Alara" by IK Dairo & His Blue Spots, "Owo Ni Fari" by Heavy Haruna Ishola & His Group, "Cool Cats Invitation" by Victor Ola-Lya & His Cool Cats, and "Baby I Tire" by Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs. CD
Also available Nigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 (with dow ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – M-Pac Records ... CD
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of rare Chicago soul – pulled from the M-Pac label, which was part of the One-Derful family of records – and packed with vintage singles and 10 previously unreleased tracks too! This series is fantastic – the first really deep look at the Chicago underground genius of Ernie Leaner – producer, distributor, studio owner, and all-around non-stop force in Windy City soul during the 60s – as you'll hear from the gems on this set! The work here languished slightly in the shadows of bigger labels – like Okeh, Brunswick, and Chess – but the quality is all top-shelf, with an especially great run of male singers, both as solo acts and as groups. And like other volumes in the series, the notes and historical details are great – almost worth the price of admission alone, as they really illuminate this lost slice of Chicago soul – and point out that there's lots more greatness to discover, when you move past Curtis Mayfield, Tyrone Davis, and Jerry Butler. Titles include "All Of My Life" by The Ringleaders, "New Girl" by The Accents, "Angel" by Benny Turner, "So Glad" by Willie Parker, "Damper Down" by Bobby Davis, "Bad Situation" by Harold Burrage, "Change Of Heart" by Andrew Tibbs, "Never In A Million Years" by Willie Parker, "Don't Try To Fool Me" by Stacy Johnson, "Lonely Man" by Big Daddy Simpson, "Hey Mister" by Dorothy Prince, "The Earth Worm (part 1)" by Maurice Dollison & The Turnkeys, and "Let's Start Over" by The Ringleaders. CD

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✨✧ VariousR&B On Lakewood Boulevard – Rare & Unreleased Rhythm & Blues From Southern California ... CD
Downey/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked source of soul from the west coast scene – rough-edged material recorded by the small Downey family of labels – a company that's mostly known for its bigger hits in rock and roll at the time! Downey had a great flurry of instrumental rock hits in the early 60s – but at the same time, the company was also cutting a bit of the late R&B and early soul material that never got the right sort of exposure on the LA scene – tracks that would have ended up on Chess, Motown, or Atlantic if the artists had been working back east – but which instead had to find an outlet in the busy recording schedule of Downey. A number of these tracks circulated as singles back in the day, but far more were lost to the shifting sands of time – and either appear here for the first time, or saw brief release in later years since their recording – certainly never in a format this well-done. The package features a whopping 26 tracks in all – plus detailed notes on the legendary Downey studios and store, and the unique story of the music as well. Titles include "Midnight Bells Are Ringing", by T-Bone Walker Jr, "She Wobbles When She Walks" and "Jaywalkin'" by Paul Clifton, "Leave My Woman Alone" by Ace Holder, "Too Young" by Boyce Cunningham, "TV Guide" by Jessie Hill, "Stop Fooling Around" by Little Johnny Taylor, "I Hope That It's Me" by Little Caesar & The Ark Angels, "Down The Street" and "TV Guide" by Jessie Hill, "Laura" and "Fare Thee Well" by The Debonaires, and "Night Scene" by Chuck Higgins. CD

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✨✧ VariousShake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fresh and funky second Shake-A-Leg compilation from Perfect Toy – chronicling the styles spun at the Shake-A-Leg DJ nights, which shake up the Munich club scene on a monthly basis – with the best rare vintage and contemporary jazzy funk, Afro Beat and deep soul! You know you're in good DJ hands when the setlist plays like a 40 something year history of globetrotting, dancefloor ready jazz and funky soul – spanning the old(er) school styles of Charles Earland, Willis Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and more, plus contemporary torch carriers such as The Qualitons, Cesar's Salad and Deep Jazz. Compiled by Jerker Kluge and Tobias Kirmayer. Includes a deep funk revisit of "Zulu Walk" by Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Mighty Burner" by Charles Earland, "Jive Samba" by Willis Jackson", "Coincidence Of Circumstance" by Deep Jazz, "Sunny" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Presentations' by Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Branded" by CJ Leach and more. 15 in all. CD

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✨✧ VariousShrine – The Rarest Soul Label Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A second batch of soulful rarities from Washington DC's Shrine Records label – a small imprint from the mid 60s who recorded some mighty fine singles! The company's output was quite small, and the label, as the title implies, never got much exposure at the time – but overall, Shrine's work is extremely great, and the tracks on this set soar with the best Philly and New York soul of the time, especially the male vocal group numbers, which are especially strong. The CD features 24 tracks in all – finally brought to light with great sound and excellent mastering – titles that include "Shame" by The Enjoyables, "Poor Loser" by The Cautions, "Mad At The World" by The Epsilons, "I Wouldn't Mind Crying" by The Wisemen, "Caldonia Brown" by Bobby Reed, "If I Had" by The Prophets, "Deeper" by Les Chansonettes, "Peaches Baby" by The Counts, and "This Is Your Last Chance" by The DC Blossoms. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Spectrum Vol 1 – Dancefloor Soul, Rare Boogie, & Soulful Disco ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of tight modern soul and funky uptempo numbers – cuts that aren't really disco, but which are smoother than the usual funk you'd hear on the Jazzman label – a really unique hybrid that's hand-picked by the mighty Fryer! Lots of the grooves here have a cool indie feel – a bit like Fantasy Records funky soul of the late 70s, and a bit like some of the more soulful club of the east coast scene at the time – and given the tightness of the instrumentation, there's often some nice jazzy touches in the mix – making some of the solos as appealing as the vocals! Most tracks here are of late 70s vintage, although there's a few bits from other years too – and titles include "People" by Elipsis", "Simple Song" by Zebra, "Life Goes On" by Freak, "Rollercoaster" by George Smallwood, "Mellow Feeling" by Barbara Lynn, "Funktown" by Nate Calhoun, "I've Got It" by Tolbert, "Party & Get On Down" by Big Apple Band, "Give Me One More Chance" by Target, "You're The One" by Kings Go Forth, "You're The Best" by Larom Baker, "What About The Child" by Gold, and "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright. CD

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Olli AhvenlahtiThinking Whistling ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), New Copy ... $12.99
A long-overdue comeback from pianist Olli Ahvenlahti – the musician who made so many wonderful records on the Finnish scene in the 70s, and whose sound here shows that he hasn't dimmed his talents at all over the years! Olli plays piano throughout, in a quartet that features Jussi Kannaste on tenor, Antti Lotjonen on bass, and Jaska Lukkarinen on drums – a group that's maybe a bit more down to earth than his 70s ensembles, but who still have an incredible sense of soul! All tunes are originals by Olli, and they do a great of of mixing angular rhythms with a forward-flowing sense of lyricism – a sound that would already be strong enough if it was Ahvenlahti with a trio, but which gets even greater with the addition of tenor. Titles include "Black Forest Air", "Thinking Whistling", "Minor Minor", "Say It Again", "Miles Away", "Little White", and "A Piano Song". CD
Also available Thinking Whistling (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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Olli AhvenlahtiThinking Whistling (with bonus download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
A long-overdue comeback from pianist Olli Ahvenlahti – the musician who made so many wonderful records on the Finnish scene in the 70s, and whose sound here shows that he hasn't dimmed his talents at all over the years! Olli plays piano throughout, in a quartet that features Jussi Kannaste on tenor, Antti Lotjonen on bass, and Jaska Lukkarinen on drums – a group that's maybe a bit more down to earth than his 70s ensembles, but who still have an incredible sense of soul! All tunes are originals by Olli, and they do a great of of mixing angular rhythms with a forward-flowing sense of lyricism – a sound that would already be strong enough if it was Ahvenlahti with a trio, but which gets even greater with the addition of tenor. Titles include "Black Forest Air", "Thinking Whistling", "Minor Minor", "Say It Again", "Miles Away", "Little White", and "A Piano Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Thinking Whistling ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderGentle Ballads 3 (CDr on demand pressing) ... CD
Venus, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime ballad work from contemporary tenor giant Eric Alexander – just the sort of set that shows he can easily go head to head with saxophone legends from a few decades back! Most of the tunes are familiar, but Alexander breathes incredible new life to them – spinning out soulful, well-crafted solos with effortless ease as he explores these classics in a strongly-blown mode. The group's a quartet with Mike LeDonne on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – all great players, but Eric's easily the star here – blowing as beautifully here as on the previous Gentle Ballads sessions – and showing us once again, that nearly every record he touches is golden, and well worth tracking down, even at a more expensive import price. Titles include "You'll Be Mine Tonight", "Little Girl Blue", "Don't Explain", "All The Way", "Summertime", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Harold AlexanderAre You Ready? ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Reedman Harold Alexander cut very few albums as a leader – and this is one of the best! You're likely to hear Alexander's work in the background on other sessions, but at the time of this record he was also a visionary leader – perfect for the open, freewheeling vibe allowed by the Flying Dutchman label – in kind of a fusion between earlier 60s soul jazz modes, and some of the spiritual currents of the time! Harold blows both flute and soprano sax here – on a set of long tracks that also feature lots of great work from Neal Creque on piano – himself another musician who only got a bit of time to shine in the spotlight around this time, after a great legacy with Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers. Cornell Dupree also plays guitar on the album – which features just three nicely long tracks – the funky "Quick City Revisited", a sweet cover of "Watermelon Man", and a ten minute jamming take on "High Heel Sneakers". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Harold AlexanderSunshine Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On February 23, 2018
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – which include excellent electric piano by Neal Creque, and tight funky drums by Pretty Purdie! The tracks are all nice and long, but have a completely different approach than you'd find on labels like CTI or Prestige at the same time – both more complex, but maybe also more spontaneous too – in ways that really make the album a treasure all the way through, and has us wishing that Harold gave us a lot more like this. Titles include the classic "Sunshine Man", plus "Tite Rope", "Quick City", and "Mama Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Also available Sunshine Man ... LP 43.99

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Harold AlexanderSunshine Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $43.99
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – which include excellent electric piano by Neal Creque, and tight funky drums by Pretty Purdie! The tracks are all nice and long, but have a completely different approach than you'd find on labels like CTI or Prestige at the same time – both more complex, but maybe also more spontaneous too – in ways that really make the album a treasure all the way through, and has us wishing that Harold gave us a lot more like this. Titles include the classic "Sunshine Man", plus "Tite Rope", "Quick City", and "Mama Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some gloss bubbles & peeling.)

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Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... CD
Fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. CD

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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady ... CD
Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99 19.99
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and also featuring wicked rocksteady work from Lyn Taitt on guitar and Aubrey Adams on Hammond – both musicians who get almost as much time in the spotlight as Alphonso himself! Titles include a nice noisy take on the Booker T & The MGs tune "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Narata", "Pure Soul", "Wild & Free", "Little Nut Tree", "That's Life", "Sad Song", and "ABC Rocksteady". CD

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Carl AndersonOn & On ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good- ... $1.99
A sweet second set from 80s singer Carl Anderson – a date that's got poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul! Although a mainstream effort, there's a nice sort of depth to the record – one that shows that Columbia wasn't pitching Anderson as much towards a crossover artist as they were some of their other mid 80s acts – instead, letting him really hang back and do his own thing – in a warmly-swinging mode that still holds up beautifully over the years! The record's a real standout in 80s mainstream male soul – and thanks is certainly due to producer/arrangers John Skip Anderson and Steve Williams, who carefully avoid the commercial side of the spectrum. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait", "Try", "Keep It Alive", "On & On", "Lately", and "Time To Win". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)
 
 
 



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