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✨✧ De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising (2LP pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The mindblowing classic debut of De La Soul! 3 Feet High And Rising is inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative. It's got flat out classic songs that stand out well enough on their own, but it's also one of the greatest full length albums in hip hop history – featuring loosely connective skits with recurring characters that are vital to the experience. Last, but not least, 3 Feet. . .is especially fascinating given it's 1989 release year – a time when so many of the contemporaneous crews and solo MCs on both the east coast and west coast were going grittier, darker and more profane – but it doesn't feel like a conscious reaction to that, as much it feels like sharp trio and a brilliant producer carving out their own damn creative niche. Includes "Me, Myself & I", "The Magic Number", "Plug Tunin", "Say No Go", "Tread Water", "Eye Know", "Buddy" and much more! Double vinyl reissue – making it sound a heck of a lot better than the overly-compressed original vinyl, which could never handle all the music on the album! LP, Vinyl record album

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De La SoulDe La Soul Is Dead ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ... $6.99
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 SoulGrind Date (with bonus track) ... LP
Sanctuary, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is easily the best later De La Soul album, and brevity is as key to the album as the group's proven longevity. 13 tracks, 49 minutes, no skits. Two songs in you'll find the stellar "Verbal Clap", one of J Dilla's finest productions ever, with precise on beat rhymes by De La. Other highlights include "He Comes" with Ghostface, a soulful track that would sound just as great on Ghost's Supreme Clientele. Most critics will say this is De La's best album since Stakes Is High. We'll say it's better! Featuring production by Dave West, J Dilla, Madlib and 9th Wonder – plus guest appearances by Yummy, Ghostface, Carl Thomas, MF Doom, Common and others. Other tracks include "The Future", "Much More" feat Yummy, "The Grind Date", "Shopping Bags", "Days Of Our Lives" with Common, "Come On Down", "Rock Co. Kane Flow" featuring MF Doom and more – plus the bonus "Shoomp" with Sean Paul. LP, Vinyl record album
(10th anniversary pressing – on blue & orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ De La SoulRing Ring Ring (ext decision, radio decision, Conley's decision – piles and piles of demo tapes)/Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (CD single) ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1991. Used ... $2.99
What can we say? This one's an old favorite, with a great sample groove (courtesy of the Whatnauts), and the requisite excellent set of mixes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wax PoeticsIssue #55 – Daft Punk/De La Soul – Summer 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99
Daft Punk get the placement they deserve – given the fame of their latest and greatest – and the mighty De La Soul take their place on the other side of the cover! The issue features articles on both acts – as well as bits in Nile Rodgers, Teddy Riley, Slum Village, Gino Soccio, Meshell Ndegeocello, Wajeed, Jack Bruce, Ava Luna, Lady, and Blkkathy. Phew! That's a heck of a lot in one super-tight publication – but as always, Wax Poetics pulls it off at a level that nobody else can touch. Magazine

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✨✧ De La SoulItzsoweezee (Hot) (clean, De La clean rmx, album inst, acapella)/Stakes Is High (clean rmx, rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of the best cuts from De La's last LP. The "Stakes Is High" remix is completely different, and just as dope as the LP version – and it features Mos Def's second-ever appearance on wax, plus a humorous reference to Crucial Conflict. "Itsoweezee" takes on all the Cuban/Italian/etc gangster themes popular these days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ De La SoulMore Supa Sweet Stakes, Baby EP ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1996. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The now rare 6-song EP featuring the cuts "4 More (clean, JuNoD mix clean)", "Baby Baby Baby Baby Oooh Baby (new LP version)", "Supa MC's (clean)", "Sweet Dreams(clean)" and the hard to get and very dope Spinna remix of "Stakes Is High (Spinna clean rmx)". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on orange vinyl.)

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✨✧ De La SoulStakes Is High ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one from 1996! Contains the great cut "The Bizness", with a guest appearance by Common and "Big Brother Beat" with help from Mos Def. Other cuts include "Supa Emcees", "Itzsoweezee", and "Betta Listen". CD

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✨✧ De La Soul3 Feet High & Rising ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
The mindblowing classic debut of De La Soul! 3 Feet High And Rising is inarguably one of the most important records in hip hop history – with playful, endearingly oddball trio rhymes and Prince Paul production at it's most sprawlingly sampled and creative. It's got flat out classic songs that stand out well enough on their own, but it's also one of the greatest full length albums in hip hop history – featuring loosely connective skits with recurring characters that are vital to the experience. Last, but not least, 3 Feet. . .is especially fascinating given it's 1989 release year – a time when so many of the contemporaneous crews and solo MCs on both the east coast and west coast were going grittier, darker and more profane – but it doesn't feel like a conscious reaction to that, as much it feels like sharp trio and a brilliant producer carving out their own damn creative niche. Includes "Me, Myself & I", "The Magic Number", "Plug Tunin", "Say No Go", "Tread Water", "Eye Know", "Buddy" and much more! CD
Also available 3 Feet High & Rising (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ De La SoulBuhloone Mindstate ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1993. Used ... 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. CD
 
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La LupeQueen Of Latin Soul/Reina De La Cancion Latina ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2015 (delayed)
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

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✨✧ Elia Y ElizabethLa Onda De Elia Y Elizabeth ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from this Columbian duo – two female singers who work with some surprisingly cool arrangements that are often a mix of Sunshine Pop and subtle funk – a bit like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 at their best! Arranger Jimmy Salcedo handled the backings, and they've got this sublime appeal that really sends home the sweet duet vocals in the lead – with kind a jaunty, sing-song groove on most numbers – and a sweetness that's right up there with the best late 60s work on A&M Records in LA! Titles include "Libre", "Pesadilla", "Soy Una Nube", "Descripcion", "Alegria", "Ponte Bajo El Sol", "Mis 32 Dientes", "Buscandonos", and "Cae La Lluvia". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Angel CanalesSabor ... CD
Alegre, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
Possibly the greatest album ever from Angel Canales – a 70s salsa classic through and through, and one with great links between the New York scene and Canales' Puerto Rican roots! The tunes are wonderfully heartfelt throughout – sung with a youthful sense of soul that's far different than some of the more emotive modes of previous generations of Latin singers – in a way that really scored big with the younger generation at the time, and which makes Canales one of the key forces helping to change the sound of the music in the 70s. Instrumentation is nice and tight – acoustic small combo work with two trombones, trumpet, baritone sax, flute, piano, bass, and percussion – under musical direction by Juan Torres. Titles include "Lejos De Ti", "Perico Macona", "La Hiedra", "Sol De Mi Vida", "Sabor Los Rumberos Nuevos", and "El Cantante Y La Orquesta". CD

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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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Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... LP
Capitol, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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El DoradosCrazy Little Mama ... LP
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Insanely wonderful doo-wop material from this legendary Chicago group – one of the few truly great full length albums in a mostly singles-dominated genre! The title track is well known not only for the original, but for a later famous sample by De La Soul – and it's a great example of the kind of grooves on the set – rough-hewn and gritty, much more in the best stripped-down doo wop mode, before production started getting too sweet. Titles include "At My Front Door", "Annie's Answer", "My Loving Baby", "Now That You've Gone", "Rock N Roll's For Me", "I Began To Realize", and "There In the Night" – and as an added bonus, the record actually features 2 more cuts by The Magnificents, another great Chicago group – "Up On the Mountain" and "Caddy Bo". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing – in great shape!)

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El DoradosVery Best Of The El Dorados – At My Front Door . . . Crazy Little Mama ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Some of the hardest doo wop of the 50s! The El Dorados were one of the roughest groups on the Chicago scene of the postwar years – and their original work for the Vee Jay label pushed them to the top of the R&B charts, and forever changed the face of soul music. The 25 tracks on this CD represent some of their best for Vee Jay, plus a few more for the Parrot label – and the set is less of a "best" than it is a "near-complete" batch of their amazing vocal group recordings from the 50s. Titles include "At My Front Door", which was sampled years back by De La Soul – plus "What's Buggin You Baby", "Trouble Trouble", "It's No Wonder", "Bim Bam Boom", "A Love Of My Own", "She Don't Run Around", "Tears On My Pillow", "Annie's Answer", and "Lights Are Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miguel Atwood FergusonMochilla Presents Timeless – Suite For Ma Dukes (CD & DVD) ... CD
Mochilla, 2010. Used CD&DVD ... $9.99
Part of the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai! The Dilla tribute is billed as A Suite For Ma Dukes (Dilla's moms is rightly proud of Mr Yancey and deserves to be honored for his work) features Miguel Atwood-Ferguson fronting a 60-piece orchestra – if that doesn't speak volumes for Dilla's legacy, what could? It's wonderful stuff, bringing soaring, orchestral movements to instantly identifiable inspiration from Dilla's classic productions. Guests include Shafiq Husayn, Amp Fiddler, Bilal, Dwele, Illa J, Karriem Riggins, Pos from De La Soul and Talib Kweli. Tracks include "Morning Order", "Antiquity", "Le Yachting", "Untitled/Fantastic", "Welcome 2 Detroit", "Gobstopper", "Affolements", "Don't Nobody Care About Us", "Jealousy", "Angel", "Reminisce", "Stakes Is High", "Fall In Love" and more. Comes in a nice, heavy duty package from the performance separately on a CD and DVD. CD
(Individual performances from the Timeless box set – featuring the performance on CD and DVD! DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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Michael JacksonBad – 25th Anniversary Edition (2CDs) ... CD
Epic, 1987. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
The third great album in the trilogy that includes Off The Wall and Thriller – and a set that still has Michael Jackson running strong at the height of his solo powers! Quincy Jones is still at the helm, and Michael more than proves that he can still come up with a pop tune without going too far over the top – catchy, compelling numbers that played well all over the world of pop – but which still hang onto just a little part of his soul roots too! That balance is a key factor to the success of this set – a record that helped re-ignite interest in Jackson's music, and introduce him to a whole new generation – while still keeping most of the older fans plenty pleased too. Titles include "Just Good Friends", "Smooth Criminal", "Bad", "Another Part Of Me", "Man In The Mirror", and "Speed Demon". 2CD version is filled with great bonus material – a huge amount of tracks that include "Free", "Song Groove", "I'm So Blue", "Don't Be Messin Round", "Streetwalker", "Fly Away", "Price Of Fame", "Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu", "Je Ne Vieux Pas La Fin De Nous", "Bad (Afrojack rmx)", "Speed Demon (Nero rmx)", and "Bad (Afrojack club)". CD

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Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. New Copy ... $3.99 16.98
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest living artists working in modern music – and has a sound, sense, and charm that will knock down barriers and boundaries all over the world! Unlike previous efforts, this album's incredibly spare – done in a style that often just features Jorge's vocals next to acoustic guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and a bit of light keys. But that doesn't mean that the record's a sleeper – because it's got an incredibly full sound – an energy and excitement that pulses from the very first note, and which is carried off almost entirely by Seu Jorge himself! Even on the sparer, mellower tunes, the vocals have a power that's simply tremendous – transcendent of language, and reaching out in this really magical way. Titles include the sublime groover "Tive Razao", plus "Chatterton", "Mania De Peitao", "So Gonca", "Bem Querer", "Bola De Meia", and "Fiore De La Citta". Plus, the US pressing has 2 bonus remixes – "Mania De Peitao (jamais plus jamais mix)" and "Tive Razao (voltair mix)" – both quite nice, and not "dance" at all, but really just extrapolations of the original tunes! CD

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Heinz Kiessling & Peter JacquesQ1 ... LP
Quadriga/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. Sealed ... $16.99
Rare grooves from the tiny Quadriga sound library – an album that's split between European maestros Heinz Kiessling and Peter Jacques – but which is more than funky enough for two full records! Side one features great work from Kiessling – tunes that bubble along with a funky early 70s soundtrack style – sweet keyboards, tight horns, and rhythms that always get things moving, even when the arrangements are full and large – making for a great sound throughout, and one that will have you going way past the usual cop/crime modes. Peter Jacques follows up on side two, with sounds that are even groovier – work that's both funky and playful, with lots of cool twists and turns, odd vocal refrains, offbeat keyboards, and more! Kiessling cuts include "Alleyway", "Porterhouse", "Creme De La Creme", "Drift", "Ornamente", and "Russel Square" – and Jacques tracks include "Cool Pants", "Soul Food", "Mayfair", "Lovers", and "You Are There". LP, Vinyl record album

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MandrillComposite Truth ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Louis SmithHere Comes Louis Smith ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Trumpeter Louis Smith made only two records for Blue Note, but both of them are great! This set's arguably his most famous – because of a rare uncredited appearance by Cannonball Adderley, working here under the "nom de date" of "Buckshot La Funke" – and blowing with a power that beats most of his other Mercury sessions of the late 50s! But the real credit here should go to Louis Smith – who's got a sense of power and command that should have made him one of THE trumpeters of the 50s – an emerging young talent to stand alongside Lee Morgan, Nat Adderley, and other post-Fats Navarro/Clifford Brown talents on the instrument. Smith sparkles throughout with a mix of soul and modernism we really love – and an earthy way of blowing the horn that doesn't always reach its goals, but which draws even more energy from its ability to try! The rhythm section on the album's also very tight – with Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and either Tommy Flanagan or Duke Jordan on piano – and tracks include "Ande", "Brill's Blues", "South Side", and "Val's Blues". CD

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Gerald WilsonOn Stage (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The title's a weird one, because the album was recorded in the studio and not on stage – but we're hardly going to complain, because the record's so great! Wilson is really cooking for this one – leading an all-great group that includes Curtis Amy, Roy Ayers, Jack Wilson, Joe Pass, Bobby Bryant, Anthony Ortega, and other 60s LA soul jazz luminaries – all coming together in a style that's certainly big band, but which allows plenty of space for breakout solos – and which really grooves a lot more like a small combo session than you might expect! Titles include "Los Moros De Espana", "In The Limelight", "Musette", "Lighthouse Blues", and "El Viti". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Link WrayLink Wray's Three Track Shack (Link Wray/Mordicai Jones/Beans & Fatback) (with bonus track) ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Link Wray's early 70s creative comeback period – when he threw fans of his pioneering proto rock for a loop by making a turn towards a diverse mix of swamp rock and country soul! It's really compelling work, and a world away from the fuzzed out grit of his work with The Wraymen – still with a some of the rudimentary grit he's beloved for, but a lot more stylistically diverse. We've been fans of these records for years, and it's high time for a nice anthology – Ace Records to the rescue! The set includes the complete Link Wray, Mordicai Jones and Beans and Fatback LPs from 1971, 1972 and 1973 – with 33 tracks on 2CDs: "La De Da", "Rise And Fall Of Jimmy Stokes", "Black River Swamp", "Fallin' Rain", "Tail Dragger", "Walkin' In The Arizona Sun", "Scorpio Woman", "On The Run", "Gandy Dancer", "Beans & Fatback", "Shawnee Tribe", "Water Boy", "Alabama Electric Circus", "Right Or Long (You Lose)" and more, plus the bonus track "I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud" from '73. CD

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Edna WrightOops! Here I Go Again ... CD
RCA/Reel Music, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunner of a solo set from Edna Wright – once the lead singer for Honey Cone, but almost even better on this smooth soul masterpiece from the 70s! The album's got an immediately recognizeable moment in the leadoff cut "Oops Here I Go" – sampled famously by De La Soul and others – but the whole thing's amazing, a killer bit of warm, modern soul put together by the legendary Greg Perry – who makes the whole thing shine every bit as much as his own great Smokin album of the time! Edna's vocals are wonderful – more mature than before, and really stepping out with a proud, sophisticated sort of groove – almost in territory of Jean Carn or Gloria Scott, particularly the latter on some of the album's more grooving cuts. In addition to "Oops Here I Go", other cuts include "Come On Down", "You Can't See the Forest", "Nothing Comes to a Sleeper", "If The Price Is Right", and "Spend the Nights With Me". Great reissue package, too – with full notes and beautiful remastering! CD

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VariousAOR Breaks (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Back in the day, it seemed like the only real source for hip hop was old funk and soul records – yet over the years, as production advanced, DJs found plenty of great grooves back in the 70s mainstream – by pillaging great records like this from the glory days of AOR! The set may well be one of the most unique sample collections we've ever heard – as it features a shameless collection of AM radio goodies from the 70s – but which have all grown to live anew in the hands of artists like Biz Markie, Warren G, Nas, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, De La Soul, and others! Some of these are tracks we always liked back in the day – numbers that really stood out from others in the mainstream mix – but they seem to get even more of a sparkle in a set like this, especially given the familiarity of the tunes from their re-use in hip hop tracks. Titles include "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, "I Keep Forgettin" by Michael McDonald, "Give Me The Night" by George Benson, "Woman To Woman" by Joe Cocker, "Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller, "Africa" by Toto, "I Can't Go For That" by Hall & Oates, "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, "This Is It" by Kenny Loggins, "Mr Blue" by Michael Franks, and "Tightrope" by Electric Light Orchestra. Special 2CD version features a bonus mix of these grooves! CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Think Brazil only gave the world bossa nova and samba? Think again – because this set is a great example of the nation's rich legacy of soul music – especially the kind of upbeat, hard-grooving styles that still stay strong on today's global dancefloors! The groundbreaking collection is a wonderful batch of rare club, disco, and boogie tracks from the Brazilian scene of the late 70s and early 80s – music that's not just a copycat of American dancefloor styles, but often a unique hybrid of funk and regional Brazilian styles – blended together with top-shelf studio perfection, and served up with loads of jazzy touches in the instrumentation. The grooves here are razor-sharp throughout – and many tracks may well blow away better-known US cuts from the time – and the set does a good job of mixing a few longtime standards with some fresher tunes that really keep things interesting! Titles include "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Funk Funk La" by Robson Robson, "Nao Va" by Tim Maia, "A Paraibo Nao E Chicago" by Marcos Valle, "Saiba Ser Feliz" by Tarantulas, "Rio Babilonia" by Jorge Ben, "O Amigo De Nova York" by Emilio Santiago, "Expresso Madureira" by Banda Black Rio, "Olhos Coloridos" by Sandra Sa, "Aleluia" by Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti, and "Central Do Brasil" by Cassiano. CD

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VariousDe La Collection Vol 2 ... LP
Strictly Breaks, 1960s/1970s. Very Good- 2LP ... $11.99
A pile of grooves you won't find easily elsewhere – or at least not in such a wonderful setting! The setup is simple: tracks used for classic tunes by De La Soul, with a focus on cuts that have odd little samples, yet which hold up nicely on their own as well! A few numbers are presented in skit formation, but most of them are the full tracks – and the set's got a total of 24 cuts on 2LPs, including "I Likes To Do It" by Peoples Choice, "Remind Me" by Patrice Rushen, "Poet" by Sly Stone, "Rapper Dapper Snapper" by Edwin Birdsong, "Game Of Love" by Wayne Fontana, "Walking To War" by War, "High On Sunshine" by Commodores, "Free Angela" by Bayete, "Greatest Love" by Lee Dorsey, "Booty Butt" by Ray Charles, "I Like It" by Extra T's, "Look Of Love" by Howard Roberts, and "Peaceful Sundown" by Jan Hammer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and creases.)

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VariousDisco Sympathie ... LP
Versatile (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Rare French club work from the disco years and beyond – a set that's filled with a really cool mix of funky, spacey, and far-out sounds! The music here has a similar vibe to some of the best Italian work that was evolving at this time – initially inspired by American disco, but still going strong long after the New York dancefloors were slowing down – in ways that had these European artists picking up lots of cool contemporary touches, and trying out some really great experiments too! Some tracks have all the warmth and soul of a Salsoul single – while others bring in more keyboards and electronics, of the sort you'd hear in the Cosmic club scene – with results that make for a wonderfully varied and continually striking collection. Titles include "Sur Ma Musique" by Sonia, "Club Prive" by Club Prive, "Stars Sur La Platine (Reverend P edit)" by Stephane, "Amnesie" by Ark, "I Love Video" by New Paradise, "Y'En Marre" by Raymond Et Les Moutards, "Pense Pas Et Danse" by Marie Chaptal, "Gibraltar" by Marc Chantereau, and "Frivole De Nuit" by Laurie Destal. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the folks at Soul Jazz Records – and a batch of work that we never would have heard otherwise! The sounds here are from a unique point in Spanish music – one in which flamenco guitar mixed with Latin rhythms, gypsy culture, and even traces of postwar jazz and rock and roll – all to form one of the most vibrant musical blends we've ever heard! There's a live energy to this music right from the start, but the tracks also really benefit a lot from tight studio production too – which helps to bring all these disparate parts into strong focus when moving together – with a sense of energy that's really mindblowing. Forget any later Gipsy Kings or coffee bar cliches you might have, because this early music is definitely the real deal – and presented beautifully in this lavish package. Titles include "Nuestro Ayer" by Rabbit Rumba, "Si Compay" by El Nois, "El Pan Y Los Dietes" by El Piano De Chaco Y Sus Rumbas, "Levantate" by Antinio Gonzalez, "Che Camino" by Maruja Garrido, "La Fiesta No Es Para Feos" by Peret, and "Fui A Bahia" by El Gitano Portugues. 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 ... $19.99 22.99
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
Also available
Nu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 – Part 1 (20th anniversary edition – with download) ... LP 26.99
Nu Yorica ! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 – Part 2 (20th Anniversary edition – with download) ... LP 26.99
 
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Aesop Quartet (Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, et al)Fables For A New Millenium ... CD
8th Harmonic Breakdown, 1999. Used ... $14.99
A beautiful session of spiritual avant garde jazz from Chicago! The Aesop Quaret features old and new players from the Chicago underground – including AACM reed player Ernest Dawkins, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, mystical percussionist Hamid Drake, and electric bassist Rollo Radford. Plus, the album also features some surprising guest appearances – like turntablism by Rob Swift on one track, and vocals by Reggie Gibson on two others. The whole thing's really fantastic – and has a sound that mixes older 70s soul jazz lyricism with some of the incredible crossover of ideas and cultures occurring in Chicago's current underground. Titles include "Tobias & Me", "Summer Solstice", "Egyptian Knights", "Jamila's Song", and "Cuttin N Scratchin". Very cool stuff – and it's even packaged nicely! CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light wear.)

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ grooves, tight choppy guitar riffs, and punchy horn blasts – almost with the African elements promised in the title, but served up with a deeper funk sound all the way through! In a way, the group's a bit like Cymande or some of the other 70s hybrid ensembles – yet they've got a lot less dub, a much more direct funky groove, and plety of raw southern elements in the mix as well! This is the funky 45 material we first cut our teeth on back in the day – and the original singles are legendary! Includes massive cuts like "Black Water Gold (Pearl)", "A Girl In France", "Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born), "Making Nassau Fruit Drink", "Camel Time", "The Dapp", "Tropical", and "Mr. Brown". LP, Vinyl record album

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro Percussion EnsembleSoul Of A People ... LP
Trolley Car, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer set of spare percussion from this little-known group – a set that's recorded with a very raw, rootsy style – and no other adornment at all! The instrumentation on the set is very spare – nearly all percussion, and performed on claves, bata drums, and congas – plus additional chants from the group, which really intensifies the energy of the whole thing! The set was put together by Joe Cain in a really echoey way – one that recalls the best of the 60s Afro drum experimental sessions – but even without some of the jazz currents on some of those albums, just a stronger focus on West African and Latin elements. Titles include "Drum Festival", "Spirit Song", "Rhythm Of The Forest", "Jungle Drums", and "Drums Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Olli AhvenlahtiPoet ... LP
Love/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Olli Ahvenlahti's a poet on the keys – one of the most soulful players in the 70s Finland scene, heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! The record's got a glowing grace that's really wonderful – part CTI-inspired electric fusion, without as much jamming as other European work of the time – but also an album of rounder, warmer tones – recorded with a slightly larger lineup that includes Eero Koivistoinen on tenor sax, and lots of great percussion at the bottom! Tunes have a subdued approach to funky jazz – still tight in the rhythms, but with more of a focus on the nicely shaded horn solos, and on Olli's great use of electric piano and organ throughout. Titles include the classic jazz dance track "Grandma's Rocking Chair" – plus "The Poet", "Sunday's Stuff", "Aura", "Sambatown", and "A Day At The Zoo". LP, Vinyl record album

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AirtoFingers ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of California soul! Flora Purim joins in here on both vocals and percussion – and the rest of the group features Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorgte Fattoruso on drums, and David Amaro on both electric and acoustic guitars – shifting nicely between both instruments in a way that further underscores the blended vibe of the record! Most of these tracks are Airto classics – like "Tombo in 7/4", "San Francisco River", "Romance Of Death", "Ringers", and "Wind Chant" – and the record has a very sweet CTI production style, but is still rough enough around the edges to keep things nice and real! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has some marker.)
Also available Fingers (remastered edition) ... CD 8.99

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AirtoFingers (remastered edition) ... CD
CTI, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of California soul! Flora Purim joins in here on both vocals and percussion – and the rest of the group features Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorgte Fattoruso on drums, and David Amaro on both electric and acoustic guitars – shifting nicely between both instruments in a way that further underscores the blended vibe of the record! Most of these tracks are Airto classics – like "Tombo in 7/4", "San Francisco River", "Romance Of Death", "Ringers", and "Wind Chant" – and the record has a very sweet CTI production style, but is still rough enough around the edges to keep things nice and real! CD
(Remastered CTI 40th Anniversary edition. First time on CD in the US!)
Also available Fingers ... LP 14.99

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Joe Albany with Warne MarshRight Combination ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A teaming of two modern jazz talents from differing generations – one, pianist Joe Albany, rediscovered and re-recorded here after a number of years of obscurity during the 50s – the other, Warne Marsh, an emerging genius with one of the best tenor tones of his generation. The pair play together in an unusually spare setting – with no drums, and only bass work by Bob Whitlock for extra accompaniment. A real standout in the Riverside catalog – and recorded in LA, which makes one more distinction from the label's mostly New York output. Titles include "Daahoud", "Body & Soul", "I Love You", and "It's You Or No One" – and the record's a great one to hear Marsh in an unbridled setting. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a cut corner, sticker on the spine, and small peeled spot on the front.)

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Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessShock ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
The great Leroy Burgess is still going strong on this later album from Aleem – shifting his sound to hit more of an 80s street soul groove, but one that's also got the tighter elements you'd expect from a major label set at the time! Burgess has a voice that's schooled in disco and indie club, but which turns out to be even better for chunkier, more synopated styles – provided by the heavier beats here, at a level that almost makes the set a precursor to later new jack modes. Titles include "Searchin", "Love Shock", "Jackpot", "Sweet Treat", "Lonely Tears", "Burn It Up", and "Genuine Love Affair". CD
Also available Shock ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessShock ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Sealed ... $5.99
The great Leroy Burgess is still going strong on this later album from Aleem – shifting his sound to hit more of an 80s street soul groove, but one that's also got the tighter elements you'd expect from a major label set at the time! Burgess has a voice that's schooled in disco and indie club, but which turns out to be even better for chunkier, more synopated styles – provided by the heavier beats here, at a level that almost makes the set a precursor to later new jack modes. Titles include "Searchin", "Love Shock", "Jackpot", "Sweet Treat", "Lonely Tears", "Burn It Up", and "Genuine Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with hype sticker.)
Also available Shock ... CD 13.99

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Alessandro AlessandroniSangue Di Sbirro ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the funkiest soundtracks we've ever heard from Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that clearly shows he'd been listening to the score for Shaft, as well as a host of 70s sound library music too! There's lots of great Italian cop/crime grooves on the set – done at an understated level that's almost better than more familiar work of the genre – often strongly focused on the core rhythms, which are lean and plenty darn funky – bad-stepping with instrumentation that's often small combo funky jazz more than it is the bigger orchestrations of American cop scores. Titles include "Cop's Blood", "Amusement", "Duke Soul Jazz", "Tema Di Susie", "Club Jazz", "Palance", "Knell", "Sbirro In Fuga", and "Luxury". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Harold AlexanderAre You Ready? ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by saxophonist Harold Alexander – and a nice little live date that has the leader really stretching out on soprano sax and flute! The tracks are super-long – and in addition to great read work from Alexander, the set also features smoking piano from Neal Creque – on loan from Pucho & The Soul Brothers – plus guitar from Cornell Dupree! Titles include the great funky track "Quick City Revisited", plus a sweet cover of "Watermelon Man", and a ten minute jamming take on "High Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with marker on labels. Cover has split seams hed with tape, adhesive remnants on front, stickers inside the gatefold, and some pen on back.)

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Monty AlexanderThis Is Monty Alexander ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tight funky Monty Alexander record from the early days, when he had Johnny Pate arranging and conducting, and when his sound was nice and hard, with a bit of a groovy twist! The tracks groove along in a Mojo Club kind of way – with Monty's piano jumping over the top of some super-soul arrangements from Johnny – and the record's got a nice pop soul jazz sound that really holds up over the years! With "Jooga Booga", "Give me Freedom", "Lay It On Me", and "Annisand Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Roland AlexanderPleasure Bent ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by this incredible tenor sax player – a wonderful talent that we only know from a handful of records – all of which we love! This date's got a bold sound that very much lives up to its cover, and Alexander's placement on Prestige's New Jazz label – a vibrant sound that's got elements of the 60s underground of Eric Dolphy or Ken McIntyre, but which also has a more flowing, soulful vibe as well – almost a precursor to later spiritual jazz elements of the 70s. No surprise, the great Marcus Belgrave is in the quintet on trumpet – as is Ronnie Mathews on piano, with rhythm support from Gene Taylor on bass and Clarence Stroman on drums. Almost all tracks are originals – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Dorman Road", "Lil's Blues", and "Orders To Take Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label King pressing, subtitled "A Late Session At An Intimate Club". Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)

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Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Pop ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Hardly the pop you'd guess from the title – and instead a really compelling batch of Kenyan soul tracks from the 70s! Slim Ali has a style that's very different than the other 70s African work that's been reissued of late – less straight funk, although the music still has plenty of funky elements – and instead this unique hybrid of modes that seems to run from southern soul down through Jamaican reggae, into some of the nascent African styles of the time! There's a nice mix of sounds going on throughout the record – no real unified approach, which keeps things interesting, and makes some songs sound out especially strongly – and titles include "Smile", "Keep On Doing", "Sing A Happy Song", "There's A Hard Time In Front Of Me", "We've Got To Progress On", "You Can Do It", "Home", and "Mauvano". CD
Also available 70s Pop ... CD 9.99

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Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Pop ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Hardly the pop you'd guess from the title – and instead a really compelling batch of Kenyan soul tracks from the 70s! Slim Ali has a style that's very different than the other 70s African work that's been reissued of late – less straight funk, although the music still has plenty of funky elements – and instead this unique hybrid of modes that seems to run from southern soul down through Jamaican reggae, into some of the nascent African styles of the time! There's a nice mix of sounds going on throughout the record – no real unified approach, which keeps things interesting, and makes some songs sound out especially strongly – and titles include "Smile", "Keep On Doing", "Sing A Happy Song", "There's A Hard Time In Front Of Me", "We've Got To Progress On", "You Can Do It", "Home", and "Mauvano". CD
(CD and booklet have promo stamps.)
Also available 70s Pop ... CD 11.99

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Rance Allen GroupSmile ... LP
Stax, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An oft-overlooked album that Rance and group recorded during a return to Stax after their record on Capitol with Larry Mizell. The groove here is more tightly produced than on their earlier Stax LPs, with more of a modern soul sound, and more of an orientation towards a dancefloor beat – but the core of the music is still in the group's gospel-drenched soul style of the early years. Rance's voice is in beautiful form (as always), and his rich baritone sings out loud and clear on tracks like "I'm Thankful", "Smile", "Going Home", and "Where Have All Your Friends Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)
 
 
 



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