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De La SoulAll Good? (Lee Stone's certified hot street mix & inst, Ball-head southern mix & inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Featuring Chaka Khan. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a large sticker on one corner..)

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De La SoulAnd The Anonymous Nobody ... CD
AOI, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of collaborators on a project that finds them hinting at past glories – be it the laidback jazzy production of the immediate post-"D.A.I.S.Y Age" to their impressive, genre-defying collaborations with the Gorillaz and others – but it's very much a fresh effort with nary a whiff of nostalgia. It's a grower, too – a record you'll need to listen to a bunch of times to really get to the heart of it – and in a post-millennium age of instant gratification, you REALLY gotta hand it to Pos, Dave and Mase for defiantly making a true blue L(ong)P(layer) Titles include "Genesis" with Jill Scott, "Royalty Capes", "Nosed Up", "Pain" with Snoop Dogg, "Memory Of...(US)" with Estelle & Pete Rock, "Snoopies" with David Byrne, "Greyhounds" with Usher, "Drawn" with Little Dragon, "Whoodeeni" with 2Chainz, "Here In After" with Damon Albarn and more. CD

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De La SoulDe La Soul Is Dead ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ... $4.99
The epic second De La Soul album – a slightly deeper record than the upbeat 3 Feet High And Rising, but to us it's just as irrefutably classic – and among the best hip hop full lengths ever! The trio is still working with Prince Paul, so despite the cover image and declaration of the end of the Daisy age, there's no shortage of humor and bouncing good time hip hop – if a turn tougher. To put it simply, this is one of the many reasons we look a the early 90s as the salad days of hip hop. With "Oodles Of O's", Talkin' Bout Hey Love", "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)", "Keepin' The Faith", "Bitties In The BK Lounge", "Pass The Plugs" and, as was the style at the time, loads of funny skits. CD

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✨✧ De La SoulAnd The Anonymous Nobody (with download) ... LP
AOI, 2016. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A major later career creative win for De La Soul – a mind-bogglingly diverse, frequently brilliant record that manages to rival their best early work in stylistic breadth! This one's an epic – a 17 track, nearly 70 minute opus that finds De La working with an eclectic group of collaborators on a project that finds them hinting at past glories – be it the laidback jazzy production of the immediate post-"D.A.I.S.Y Age" to their impressive, genre-defying collaborations with the Gorillaz and others – but it's very much a fresh effort with nary a whiff of nostalgia. It's a grower, too – a record you'll need to listen to a bunch of times to really get to the heart of it – and in a post-millennium age of instant gratification, you REALLY gotta hand it to Pos, Dave and Mase for defiantly making a true blue L(ong)P(layer) Titles include "Genesis" with Jill Scott, "Royalty Capes", "Nosed Up", "Pain" with Snoop Dogg, "Memory Of...(US)" with Estelle & Pete Rock, "Snoopies" with David Byrne, "Greyhounds" with Usher, "Drawn" with Little Dragon, "Whoodeeni" with 2Chainz, "Here In After" with Damon Albarn and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available And The Anonymous Nobody ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ De La SoulBaby Phat (clean, dirty, inst)/Watch Out (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 2001. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker on one corner.)

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✨✧ De La SoulBuhloone Mindstate (2LP) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1993. Used 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By this point, De La Soul seemed to be looking for a direction, after "Three Feet High..." was the Daisy Age and "De La Soul Is Dead" was the death of the daisy age, though they hadn't split with Prince Paul yet. Still, they manage to come up with some nice, if underrated, tracks including "Breakadawn", "Ego Trippin (Part Two)", "I Am I Be" and "I Be Blowin". Also includes "En Focus", "Eye Patch", "3 Days Later", "Area", "In The Woods", "Stone Age" and as you'd expect, a bunch of interludes and skits. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Big Life.)

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✨✧ De La SoulAll Good? (clean, dirty, inst, acapella)/Declaration (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
"All Good" features Chaka Khan. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain white sleeve. Labels have small stickers.)
 
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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina (remastered edition) ... CD
Tico/Fania, Late 60s. Used ... $14.99
While Pete Rodriguez and Pete Terrace were battling it out for the "King Of The Boogaloo" title – La Lupe went ahead and dubbed herself "The Queen Of Latin Soul"! Oddly, though, the album's less of a strict Latin Soul effort than you might guess from the title – and is more of a mix of different modes, including some more heartfelt ballads that were more typical of Lupe's work – sung here with that heartfelt sense of soul that's most likely the real reason for her claim to the title! Arrangements are by Hector DeLeon, and bring a good focus on Lupe's incredible vocals through creative use of strings and percussion. Titles do include a Latin Soul version of "Fever", plus more traditional Latin tunes that include "Amor Gitano", "Aun", "Negruna", "Este Ritmo Sabroson", "Soy Sonerita", "La Tirana", and "Busamba". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carriere Brothers/Lawtell PlayboysLa La – Louisana Black French Music ... LP
Maison De Soul, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s recordings, but with a very timeless feel – sounds from far out in the Louisiana scene, recorded in Frilot Cove and Lawtell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has an index label on back.)
 
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Brothers TwoBoogaloo (Soul) Party/You Got It ... 7-inch
Crimson, Late 60s. Good ... $1.99
Sock-soul from the Brothers Two! The pair are somewhere between the Simtec & Wylie and Mel & Tim mode – working here as a hard-hitting duo with a heavy soul groove that also has a nice little kick at the bottom! "Boogaloo Party" is every bit as soul-boogaloo as you'd expect – upbeat and with a really nice groove that fits in well with the vocals – but we like "You Got It" even better! The cut begins with a very catchy dangling guitar part – sneaking around the strings while bass and drums dance it up in a playful De La kind of groove, enjoying themselves so much that the Brothers don't even get a chance to sing on the cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Martinho Da VilaDe Bem Com A Vida ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ VariousNeo Blue-Eyed Soul – AOR Style ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
The title more than gives this one away – and the album's a great exploration of that growing global underground who've turned back towards the 70s, to re-embrace and re-invent the smooth contemporary sound of the decade! You might know a few names on here from the Dusty Groove racks – like Ed Motta or Jarrod Lawson – but many artists are ones we've not heard before, and offer up a stunning selection of tracks that may well beat some of our LA studio gems from the big labels. The vocals are wonderfully soulful – more than you might even expect – and the production is sublime – not commercial, but a cool reworking of older crossover modes with a leaner 21st Century aesthetic! Titles include "I Recall" by Andre Solomko, "Red Casette" by Mama's Gun, "Someone" by Moonstones, "Leblon" by Adam Dunning, "He's There" by Jarrod Lawson, "Some Say" by We'll Make It Right, "The Masquerade Is Over" by Pieter De Graaf with Benny Sings, "Garota" by Erlend Oye, "Hangover" by Roos Jonker, "Smile" by Ed Motta, "Always On The Run" by Roman Andren, "Always Belong To You" by Michelle Sparrow, and "You're Out Of Business" by Smooth Reunion. CD

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✨✧ Raul De SouzaDon't Ask My Neighbors ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous moment for trombonist Raul De Souza – working here in a style that's light years past his roots in bossa nova! The set's got a heavy California vibe – a late 70s blend of jazz and soul handled by producer George Duke, who also arranges many tracks on the record – but still leaves plenty of room for Raul to step out strongly in the lead! Things are never too overdone, and handled with that sunny style that players like Duke did so well – lots of warm jazzy elements in the backings, coming from Fender Rhodes by Bobby Lyle, percussion from Airto, and drums from the great Harvey Mason – who really brings an edge to some of the groovers. Titles include a killer cover of the Skip Scarborough tune "Don't Ask My Neighbors" – plus "La La Song", "Overture", "At The Concert", "I Believe You", and "Jump Street". CD

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✨✧ VariousDe-Liteful & Soulful – Deep Mover ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... 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

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✨✧ Ahmed MalekMusique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Algerian film composer Ahmed Malek – an artist who has an awful lot of jazz in his music as well! The music here isn't just the usual sort of soundtrack style you might expect – and instead, Malek mixes jazzy instrumentation with more regional currents that create some nicely exotic moments – plus a bit of funk, which comes across as a really nice surprise, and almost makes some of the best cuts feel like our favorite work from Salah Ragab! There's a great saxophonist on some of these tracks – blowing a deep-toned tenor that opens up with a lot of soul – and the mix of modes is really wonderful, and extremely fresh – with a sonic range that's way more than you'd expect from the "Morricone" tagline on the cover. A real ear-opening discovery – with cuts that include "La Ville", "Les Vacances De L'Inspecteur Tahar", "Autopsie D'Un Complot", "Un Toit Et Une Famille", "Omar Gatlato", and "Tikjda". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raul De SouzaDon't Ask My Neighbors ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous moment for trombonist Raul De Souza – working here in a style that's light years past his roots in bossa nova! The set's got a heavy California vibe – a late 70s blend of jazz and soul handled by producer George Duke, who also arranges many tracks on the record – but still leaves plenty of room for Raul to step out strongly in the lead! Things are never too overdone, and handled with that sunny style that players like Duke did so well – lots of warm jazzy elements in the backings, coming from Fender Rhodes by Bobby Lyle, percussion from Airto, and drums from the great Harvey Mason – who really brings an edge to some of the groovers. Titles include a killer cover of the Skip Scarborough tune "Don't Ask My Neighbors" – plus "La La Song", "Overture", "At The Concert", "I Believe You", and "Jump Street". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Ahmed MalekMusique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Algerian film composer Ahmed Malek – an artist who has an awful lot of jazz in his music as well! The music here isn't just the usual sort of soundtrack style you might expect – and instead, Malek mixes jazzy instrumentation with more regional currents that create some nicely exotic moments – plus a bit of funk, which comes across as a really nice surprise, and almost makes some of the best cuts feel like our favorite work from Salah Ragab! There's a great saxophonist on some of these tracks – blowing a deep-toned tenor that opens up with a lot of soul – and the mix of modes is really wonderful, and extremely fresh – with a sonic range that's way more than you'd expect from the "Morricone" tagline on the cover. A real ear-opening discovery – with cuts that include "La Ville", "Les Vacances De L'Inspecteur Tahar", "Autopsie D'Un Complot", "Un Toit Et Une Famille", "Omar Gatlato", and "Tikjda". CD

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✨✧ VariousNu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 (20th anniversary edition) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A landmark collection – and one that virtually defined an entire generation unto itself! Back in the mid-90s, when this early Soul Jazz collection was first issued – there was a certain strain of Latin music that had been ignored for decades – that unusual fusion of Latin, soul, funk, and jazz that happened mostly in the New York underground of the 70s – at a time when salsa was reigning king, and some of the more soulful currents were getting lost in the shuffle. The work here is wonderful – and thanks to this set, finally has gotten its place in the history book – as a key moment when so many different scenes came together, and made some of the most groundbreaking Latin grooves of the 20th century! The set's got a wonderful book that's really a primer to hip Latin sounds of the 70s – and the 2CD set is filled with gems that include "La Trompeta Y La Flauta" by Cachao, "Gumbo" by Cortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo, "Un Dia Bonita" by Eddie Palmieri and "Macho" by Machito Orchesta – plus "Las Negritas De Caranval" by Charlie Palmieri, "Mamey Colorao" by Ocho, "Aftershower Funk" by Joe Bataan, "Amigos" by Stone Alliance, "Babilonia" by Ricardo Marrero, "Anabaco" by Grupo Folklorico & Experimental, "Little Rico" by Bobby Vince Paunetto, "Condiciones Que Existen" by Eddie Palmieri, "My Friend" by Ricardo Marrero, and "Tornado" by Ocho. CD

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✨✧ VariousSurinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge range of funky soul cuts from a very surprising source – the nation of Surinam, which didn't earn its independence until the mid 70s – which then seemed to pave the way for a big wave of wonderful music like this! The cuts often have a groove that's more northern hemisphere club than you'd expect from the nation's South American locale – and given that the nation was previously under the control of the Dutch, there's a lot of back/forth action here with European sounds, styles, and studios – which results in some great grooves that have a really unique hybrid in their approach! Rhythms are strong, but never too slick – never totally polished, as in a Euro disco mode – and instead maybe feel like some of the best underground New York material of the period – especially the sort that was drawing influence from communities of new immigrants. Some tracks have straightforward vocals, others have more of a group chant vibe – and most cuts have at least one key jazzy element, which really sharpens up the sound. Titles include "Happines" by Errol De La Fuente, "Born To Boogie" by Steve Watson, "Craziest" by Sonny Khoeblal, "The Funky G" by Sumy, "Love Dance" by Eddie Tailor, "Kaseko Attack" by Ronald Snijders, "Jamasa Roro" by Astaria, "Tirsa Song" by Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy, "Jhoom Le" by Cyntia, "Freedom Is The Thing" by Langa Langa, and "Jammin With The Jam Band" by Jam Band 80. CD

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✨✧ Camp LoUptown Saturday Night (plus poster) ... LP
Profile/Traffic, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The late 90s classic from Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede –Camp Lo's benchmark Uptown Saturday Night! Certainly one of the finer hip hop LPs of '97, when we can return to over and over again, with great singles and stellar album tracks alike, such as "Luchin AKA This Is It", "Coolie High" and "Black Nostaljack AKA Come On". Other cuts include also includes "Rockin It AKA Spanish Harlem", "Sparkle", "Swing", "B-Side To Hollywood" featuring Trugoy of De La Soul and "Negro League". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP version includes 18" X 24" poster.)

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CokeCoke ... LP
Sound Triangle, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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Detroit EmeraldsYou Want It You Got It ... LP
Westbound, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Roberto FonsecaABUC ... CD
Impulse, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 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 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Parlophone, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.98
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. 2CD deluxe edition includes a bonus CD with extra tracks – including "Halfway To A Halfway House" with Peven Everett, "Ticker Tape" with Carly Simon (!!!) & Kali Uchis and more. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Juarez E Seu ConjuntoO Inimitavel Juarez ... CD
Masterplay/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing bossa jazz from Brazilian tenor saxophonist Juarez – a record that moves and grooves with an even harder edge than any American session of the type from the time – with lots of raw percussion that sounds really great next to the soulful tenor! The album's quite early in the years for bossa jazz – and has a wonderfully fluid, wonderfully clear sort of groove – one that's got piano, bass, drums, and loads of great percussion on the bottom – and these freewheeling tenor lines from Juarez that are filled with soul, swing, and imagination! There's way more here than just a soloist blowing lines over rhythms of familiar standards – and the set features titles that include "Julgamento", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Suplica", "I'll Get By", "Al Di La", "Indiscretion", and "O Menino Desce O Morro". CD

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MandrillComposite Truth/Just Outside Of Town ... CD
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of funky classics – back to back on a single CD! Composite Truth is one of the greatest records ever from Mandrill – a set that has the group tightening things up and getting even more funky than on their first few records, but with a vibe that's still nicely loose and spontaneous overall! The set's got Mandrill perfectly balanced between jazz-tinged funk and tighter soul – with loads of wonderful instrumental elements that have lead to the set being a heavy sample favorite over the years – used shamelessly by artists who include De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Schooly D, Ice Cube, and others! The horns are great, and never hokey at all – and the vocals nicely take second seat next to the rhythms, which are a tremendous blend of funk, jazz, and both New Orleans and Latin elements. Titles include the massive "Fencewalk", plus "Hagalo", "Polk Street Carnival", "Moroccan Nights", "Golden Stone", "Hang Loose", and "Don't Mess with People". Just Outside Of Town is really tremendous work from Mandrill – an instant funky classic, and a set that has the group furthering the sublime sound they crafted on their seminal Composite Truth! The record has all these wonderful twists and turns – not just the usual 70s funky styles, but inflections from a globe's worth of influences – all filtered down and used here in fresh new ways to really keep the sound interesting – with a tightness that's never slick, and which instead has this really visionary approach that may well top some of Mandrill's higher-charting contemporaries! Instrumentation has plenty of jazz inflections, which really keeps things interesting – and the percussion has so many different styles going on, it's hard to keep track! Titles include the massive sample cut "Fat City Strut" – plus "Never Die", "Two Sisters Of Mystery", "She Ain't Lookin Too Tough", "Interlude", "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". CD

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Medallions Featuring Vernon GreenSpeedin' ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Wonderful west coast vocal group work from Vernon Green & The Medallions – a group who were rooted in doo wop, but who also step out here with a sound that paves the way for plenty of soul as well! There was something different about some of these great LA groups from the 50s – a quality that was often tighter than some of the more street corner work of the east coast – a sensibility that really comes through in vocals like this, which seem to be striving even further for a powerful punch in the overall package! Green's lead really gives the harmonies something to focus around – and the tracks are a great mix of playful numbers and more heartbreaking tunes – with titles that include "Shedding Tears For You", "Unseen", "Give Me The Right", "Dear Darling", "59 Volvo", "Buick 59", "Coup De Ville Baby", "Push Button Automobile", "Rocket Ship", "The Telegram", and "I Wonder Wonder Wonder". CD

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PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
The early 90s classic by The Pharcyde – the group's high water mark – and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the era! Along with Del and the Souls Of Mischief, Pharcyde were one of the few West Coast units to achieve any kind of widespread popularity using the uniquely loopy, funhouse kinda of vibe of De La Soul, Black Sheep and Tribe Called Quest in their lighter moments. This has always been a tough one to find on wax, particularly in the high quality 2 LP incarnation, so we're thrilled to see this one back on the market! Features the classics "Passing Me By", "Soul Flower", "Ya Mama", "I'm That Type Of Ni@*a", "Officer", "4 Better Or 4 Worse", "Return Of The B-Boys", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray & His CourtRay & His Court ... LP
Sound Triangle, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Some of the tightest funky 70s jamming ever – a lost gem from Ray & His Musical Court, a group that perfectly fuses JB/Horny Horns funk with beat-heavy Afro-Cuban groove! Ray and the group are one of the more obscure funky combos of the era, and it's a damn shame, because the group's tight-as-can-be amalgam of JB's style horn riffing and thumping Afro-Cuban percussion is some of the absolute best of its kind. This group seriously smokes any of the current funk bands on the road! On these sessions Ray wrote, produced, played "organ flute" and provided some vocals in a large group that includes three trumpets, bass clarinet, sax, two drummers, congas, electric bass, and a line of mostly Spanish vocalists. Amazing 70s super funk with a very proud Latin edge – and featuring tracks that include "Sunny", "Soul Freedom", "Cookie Crumbs", "De Eso Nada Monada", "Lo Sabia", "Venimos Acabando", "La Pena", and "La Senorita Lola". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Horace AndyGet Wise ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more interesting male soul vocalists of the east coast scene of the time – particularly those at the higher end of the spectrum. Horace lilts up and down beautifully – over grooves recorded at Channel One, Black Ark, Dynamic Sound, and Randys – on titles that include "Roots Of All Evil", "Sexy Jean", "Let Your Teardrops Fall", "Get Wise", "Today Youth", "Feel Good", "Eighty Percent Badness", and "I Don't Want To Be Outside". CD
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Horace AndyGet Wise ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more interesting male soul vocalists of the east coast scene of the time – particularly those at the higher end of the spectrum. Horace lilts up and down beautifully – over grooves recorded at Channel One, Black Ark, Dynamic Sound, and Randys – on titles that include "Roots Of All Evil", "Sexy Jean", "Let Your Teardrops Fall", "Get Wise", "Today Youth", "Feel Good", "Eighty Percent Badness", and "I Don't Want To Be Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Get Wise ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 2 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this second volume include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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✨✧ VariousOld Town & Barry Soul Survey ... CD
Old Town/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of 60s soul from New York – rare singles from the Old Town and Barry labels, most of which are making their debut here on CD! Both companies were owned by producer Hy Weiss – and together, the tunes on the set really trace an evolution in soul styles at the time. Old Town was probably best known for its mellow work by singer Arthur Prysock, and its vocal group hits at the beginning of the 60s – but the label was also a key force in the uptown soul style of the time, and really brought a great degree of class to the genre without losing the punch of the sound. Barry was a bit more of an indie singles outfit – and worked in modes that included a bit more socking soul and northern numbers – often done with the same sort of care as Old Town, but a bit more freewheeling overall. The package features full histories on both labels and their artists – and a 26 track set list that includes "If I Had Known" by Freddie Houston, "Could This Be Love" by Rosco & Barbara, "Souvenirs Of A Heartbreak" by Thelma Jones, "You Can't Trust Your Best Friend" by Donald Height, "Let Your Love Shine" by Lester Young, "Think Smart" by The Fiestas, "Hold It Baby" by King Ernest, "Lonely Man" by John Standberry Jr, "Things Have More Meaning Now" by Peggy Scott, "Stop & Take Another Look" by The Divine Men, "Slowly I Turn" by Billy Profit, "I Gotta Have Love Too" by Bobby Long & The Dealers, "Left Out" by Jesse Johnson, and "Say It With Feeling" by Beverly McKay. CD

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✨✧ VariousOther Philadelphia Disco Delights ... CD
Essential, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
New York may have been ground zero during the disco generation – but as most folks know, lots of the best sounds came from Philadelphia – and kept on coming even in the years after the flames had died down at Studio 54! This set's a great tribute to the long legacy of disco sounds from Philly – and it moves past the hits from bigger labels like Philadelphia International or Salsoul, to include some overlooked gems and the kinds of cuts that show that the best disco elements were always handled best in the City Of Brotherly Love! As with other titles on the Essential label, the notes are a bit spare, but the song choices are excellent – and titles include "You're What's Missin In My Life" by Buddy Turner, "Simple Things You Do" by Ruth Silky Waters, "Baby Baby I'm Yours" by Carol Lloyd, "Morning Music" by Siren, "Bust It" by Craig Snynder & Lix, "Dario Can You Get Me Into Studio 54" by Dana & Gene, "Power Of Love" by Wardell Piper, "Can't Hold On" by Doris Troy, "Don't Want No Other Lover (disco version)" by Touch Of Class, "Never Stop Loving You" by Caviar, "Dance With Me" by Tangerue, and "When Love Is New" by Arthur Prysock. CD

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✨✧ VariousOur Turn To Cry – 26 Breathtaking Atlantic Ballads ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful batch of rare deep soul tracks from the Atlantic catalog – featuring some excellent work from singers who rarely turn up on other collections of the label's work. Most of the tracks are from the mid to late 60s – and just about all of them were only ever issued as singles, as the artists never got a chance to cut full LPs for Atlantic. The set's a perfect example of the way that Atlantic kept digging around the southern scene for new talent – often uncovering some real geniuses, who sadly got overlooked in the wake of the bigger stars of the time. Titles include "What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody" by Soul Brothers Six, "A Message To My Baby" by Billy Harner, "He Don't Belong To Me" by Doris Troy, "Temptation's Bout To Get Me" by Ed Robinson, "Let Me Down Easy" by Alvin Robinson, "No Easy Way Down" by Na Allen, "Your Turn To Cry" by Betty Lavette, "Breakfast In Bed" by Baby Washington, "I've Got Enough Heartaches" by Mighty Sam, "I'm Just An Ordinary Man" by Benny Latimore, "How Can You Babysit A Man" by Ned Towns, and "Lonely Soldier" by Mike Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousSedayeh Del – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from the last Western years of Iran – really incredible music that shows what a cultural crossroads the nation had become! While some might criticize the culture as embracing the west too strongly at the time, music like this is a great illustration of the way that the cognoscenti were really onto something unusual – able to weave together the local and the global in really cool ways – crafting funk and grooves that are unlike any thing happening in neighboring scenes at the time! The mix of regional and western modes is not unlike Turkish music from a few years before – but the styles here are also much more soul-based, with a range that flows between funk and club, and includes some instrumentation you'd never hear on an American record at all – a perfect complement for the echoey style of vocal recording used on many numbers. The package may well be the most compelling so far from this mighty cool label – and titles include "Kermani" by Zia, "Koolehbaar" by Shahrokh, "Mahigir" by Maziar, "Omadi" by Shoreh, "Tasvire Yek Fal" by Soli, "Be Man Tekyeh Kon" by Shamaizadeh, and "Avazekhian Na Avaz" by Farrokhzad. CD

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✨✧ VariousSo Soulful 70s ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A 70s soul treasure chest! This excellent CD sorts through some incredible lost sides on the Atlantic catalog of the 70s – and it features an amazing selection of work by artists who only ever cut singles or one-off LPs for the label and its subsidiaries. The overall groove is sweet, mellow, and very soulful – and titles include "Just My Way Of Loving You" by Garland Green, "Let Me Show You" by Larry Wu, "I'm So Happy" by Prince Phillip Mitchell, "Come On, Let Me Love You" by Moses Smith, "Save Your Love For Me" by Vivian Reed, "Kiss My Love Goodbye" by Bettye Swann, "The Rising Cost Of Love" by Darrow Fletcher, "Baby Don't Hold Your Love Back" by Bridge, "You're Too Hot To Hold" by Barbara Lynn, "You Got The Best Of Me" by Ronn Matlock, "Love Bandit" by Patti & The Lovelites, and "Got To Get You Back" by Sons Of Robin Stone. 24 cuts in all – with loads of rare stuff! CD

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✨✧ VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! Set list includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally back in print! Double 180 gram vinyl – with 32-page zine and comes in a nice, tip-on style sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousWhere The Girls Are Vol 4 – Atlantic's Feminine Side ... CD
Atlantic/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An all-Atlantic Records volume of this excellent series from Ace Records – one that features rare singles from the 60s that go way past the label's familiar hits – including a good blend of soul tracks, sweet harmonies, and rare rockers we never would have heard otherwise! The collection offers up the strong focus on mid 60s female work that you'll find in previous volumes – but there's also some harder edges here, given the Atlantic approach – and the tracks run the gamut from New York numbers to Motorcity sounds, and even some west coast gems! The package features 26 tracks in all – and titles include "In Paradise" by The Cookies, "Everybody Dance" by Lydia Marcelle, "The Beating Of My Heart" by The Dorelles, "Friday Kind Of Monday" by The Meantime, "Lovin Valentine" by April Stevens, "Rhapsody" by Tamiko, "A Groovy Kind Of Love" by Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles, "Tomorrow Is Another Day" by Doris Troy, "Devil In The Dark" by The Goodnight Kisses, and "Wise Guys" by Shirley Matthews & The Big Town Girls. CD

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✨✧ VariousZanzibara 2 – L'Age D'Or Du Taarab De Mombasa ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prepare to be blown away! The second volume of the excellent new Zanzibara series focuses on taraab music recorded on the tiny island-city of Momabasa – off the Kenyan coast – for the Mzuri label between 1965-1975. Unlike the more traditional, languorous taraab made in nearby Zanzibar, Mombasa taraab reveals a stronger African rhythmic attack and a diminished Arabic feel. But the real charm is the strong Bollywood influence! Indian cinema was a popular attraction beginning in the 30s, and some of the songs here are loose interpretations of certain film scenes. Each group prominently features either accordion or harmonium, but the most ingenious sound is provided by the tashkota, a Japanese string instrument the musicians amplified for a dazzling, twangy tone – in addition to the usual violins, hand percussion, oud, and fantastic, soulful vocals. The booklet includes great liner notes and wonderful photographs, too. Sixteen tracks in all by Matano Juma & Morning Star Orchestra, Yasseen Mohamed, Zuhura & Party, Ali Mkali & Mvita Orchestra, Zein Musical Party, Maulidi Musical Party, and Bin Brek. CD

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Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1972. Used ... $6.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling all the way through – a darkly brooding batch of funky jazz that shows a strong Miles Davis electric influence at points, thanks to Nat Adderley's spacey trumpet lines, Mike Deasy's trippy guitar, and George Duke's excellent keyboards! Other tracks are a bit more laidback, fitting the mood of their respective signs – and overall, the whole thing slips and slides wonderfully from cut to cut – taking you through the star signs with a really righteous, soulful approach. Titles include "Cancer", "Sagittarius", "Pisces", "Aquarius", "Capricorn", "Virgo", "Taurus", "Aries", "Libra", and a special "Introduction". CD

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Nat AdderleyMuch Brass ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $9.99
Despite the "much brass" tag in the title, this album's really just a sextet session – and not a clunky big brass ensemble one! Cannonball's brother plays with a very swingin' sextet that includes the brassy touches of Slide Hampton on trombone and Laymon Jackson on tuba. Wynton Kelly plays piano and Sam Jones is on bass, and the set grooves with a nice snapping rhythm section that keeps the brass players from getting to soppy. Nat's cornet has that pinched funky sound that he had when playing with his brother, and Hampton's trombone is as deep and soulful as always. Cuts include "Blue Concept", "Israel", "What Next?", and "Accents". All the material is very hip, and written by writers like Duke Pearson, Slide Hampton, Gigi Gryce, and Adderley. CD
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Nat AdderleySayin' Somethin ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1966. Used ... $5.99
A stone killer from Cannonball Adderley's funky brother – one of the best soul jazz sets ever cut by Nat Adderley, and one done with a smoking 60s Atlantic Records groove! Nat's blowing trumpet throughout – and working in 2 different groups – one a larger ensemble with a tight soulful swing, arranged by Jimmy Wisner – the other a smaller combo with tenor from Joe Henderson and piano from Herbie Hancock! The whole thing grooves beautifully – and titles include "Gospelette", "Call Me", "Cantaloupe Island", "Hippodelphia", "The Other Side", and "Manchild". CD
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Nat AdderleyWorkin' – Nat Adderley Quintet Live In Subway ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1992. Used ... $9.99
Nat Adderley's not actually busking in the subway – but instead playing a smoking little set at the Subway Nightclub in Cologne – working with an excellent group that includes Vincent Herring on alto sax, and some excellent rhythm work from the trio of Rob Bargad on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes are all nice and long, and have a stretching, soulful feel that's really great – and which gets past the "classic" soul jazz cliches that can sometimes mar other Adderley albums from later years. Nat's in fine fine form, and Herring seems to help him unwind in a hip groove that's really carried off well – and the album's got a richness that easily makes it one of the best later sessions from Nat you can find! Titles include "The Chant", "Almost Always", "The Big J", "Plum Street", and "The Scene". CD
Also available Workin' – Nat Adderley Quintet Live In Subway ... CD 9.99

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Nat AdderleyWorkin' – Nat Adderley Quintet Live In Subway ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $9.99
Nat Adderley's not actually busking in the subway – but instead playing a smoking little set at the Subway Nightclub in Cologne – working with an excellent group that includes Vincent Herring on alto sax, and some excellent rhythm work from the trio of Rob Bargad on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes are all nice and long, and have a stretching, soulful feel that's really great – and which gets past the "classic" soul jazz cliches that can sometimes mar other Adderley albums from later years. Nat's in fine fine form, and Herring seems to help him unwind in a hip groove that's really carried off well – and the album's got a richness that easily makes it one of the best later sessions from Nat you can find! Titles include "The Chant", "Almost Always", "The Big J", "Plum Street", and "The Scene". CD
Also available Workin' – Nat Adderley Quintet Live In Subway ... CD 9.99

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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball Adderley in that it's not as "in the pocket" soul jazz wise, but still quite strong overall. Heath and Jimmy Jones did the arrangements, and the rhythm section features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks include "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", and "ESP". CD
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Shola Adisa-Farrar & The Florian Pellissier QuinteLost Myself ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
We already love the music of Florian Pellissier from his excellent albums on the Heavenly Sweetness label – but we're really over the moon with the group here as they work alongside American singer Shola Adisa Farrar! Shola hails from Oakland, but has a globe-spanning sound to her music that really fits the release of the record on the Hot Casa label – a righteous take on jazz vocal modes that's very open to anything that Pellisier might want to bring to the table – which results in a beautiful record that we might put right up there with our favorite classics by singers like Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Like the best from both of those artists, there's a special, soulful sound going on here that's really transcendent – that rare kind of record that really unlocks the full power and potential of jazz vocals, especially when they're given just the right setting. Titles include "Evolution", "I Have A Dream", "Blue Chords", "Going Nowhere", "What A Night", and "Spirit" – plus great versions of "Feeling Good", and Fela's "Sorry Tears & Blood". CD

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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraLast Odyssey ... LP
Ubiquity, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
A great step forward for the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – even better than their previous album, and a set that beautifully mixes together jazz, Latin, and African elements into one seamless groove! Percussionist Masta Conga is at the head of the group – leading the ensemble with a unique vision that's less of the overdone Afro Funk you might know from other contemporary combos – and more of a classic 60s blend of elements – especially that unique hybrid of Latin modes you'd get from west coast groups – like the Afro Latin Soultet or Afro Blues Quintet – both clear choices of inspiration, given this group's name! Yet there's also some 70s elements moving through the grooves too – thanks to great Fender Rhodes lines, and bits of other keyboards too – often used in these cool spare ways that work perfectly with the mix of funk and Latin in the rhythms, and occasional bits of strings as well. Most tracks are instrumental, although there are a bit of vocals on the set – and titles include "Requiem Pour Un Grooveur", "Petrof Sublimination", "Onze De France", "Gibbon's Dub", and "Dimension 7". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
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