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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – 100% Cotton Black/White ... Bag
Dusty Groove Gear, 2018. New Item ... $2.99
A sweet small tote for bringing your records around town – a light bag that can carry up to 20 albums, but also fold up nice and small! The bag is cotton, and stronger than you might expect – but it's also light enough to stuff in a pocket, or keep within a backpack – ready at the go for when you've got some vinyl to tote, and pretty darn great for other small items too! Canvas is black, with a white Dusty Groove logo on one side – and the handles are big enough to slide over your shoulders if needed. Bag

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Dusty GrooveUltimate Crate Digger's Bag (natural canvas) ... Bag
Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Item ... $7.99
The ultimate bag for shopping for records – one that's big enough to handle dozens of pieces of vinyl – yet small enough to fold away easily! The bag is 100% cotton, all natural, with a Dusty Groove logo on one side, and text on the other – and it's got a very full, wide gusset which lets it easily flip open for carrying whatever you can get your hands on. We've taken these babies with us on countless record-buying trips – and they each can hold between 25 and 30 records, without taking any strain at all – and still leave plenty of room on the top for you to sling the handle over your shoulder. And speaking of the handle, it's made of thick rope – very strong, but easy on your hands when the bag is heavy – and like all the seams on the bag, it's extra-reinforced – to handle whatever you can throw its way! The bag has many possibilities – you can use it for carrying books, clothes, or groceries – but you'll probably end up using it for carrying records – because if you're a Dusty Groove customer, you don't spend your money on anything else! Bag

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Dusty Groove CoffeeEverybody Loves The Sunshine Coffee – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Dark Matter/Dusty Groove Gear, 2015. New Item ... $12.99
A wonderful coffee that lives up to its name – roasted especially by the folks at Chicago's Dark Matter for our coffee drinking needs here at Dusty Groove! The base component to this blend is a coffee from Mexico and grown and milled at a cooperative called El Eden – very unique for a Mexican coffee, with a flavor profile that includes blueberry, banana, and baker's chocolate to give the blend a bit of depth. This base is then highlighted with a coffee from Guatemala grown by Finca San Jeronimo Miramar – which adds both body, and some lighter notes of toffee and praline – to give the whole thing a wonderful sun-drenched finish! Misc
(Coffee only available to US customers – no overseas or APO sales.)

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – Black Shirt, Red & White Logo (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $8.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – White Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $9.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – White Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $8.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – White Shirt, Red & Black Logo (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $8.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $9.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $8.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 8.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item ... $8.99
Help celebrate our 20th Birthday with a bang – in a sweet limited edition t-shirt, emblazoned with a logo that's more powerful than a firecracker in July! The image leaps off the shirt with explosive fury – festively marking our 20th year on this planet, and all the hundreds of thousands of groovy records and great customers that have passed through our doors! The shirt's available in a variety of colors, on high-quality cotton. Clothing
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20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 9.99
20th Anniversary – Yellow Shirt, Red & Black Logo (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 8.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Item ... $14.99
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on the back – also in red as well – and the whole thing's served up in 100% durable cotton! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
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Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Item ... $12.99
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on the back – also in red as well – and the whole thing's served up in 100% durable cotton! Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". Clothing
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Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 14.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Item ... $12.99
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on the back – also in red as well – and the whole thing's served up in 100% durable cotton! Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". Clothing
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Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 14.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Item ... $12.99
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on the back – also in red as well – and the whole thing's served up in 100% durable cotton! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing
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Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 14.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2012. New Item ... $12.99
Fly the flag of our fair city – and Dusty Groove as well! This fab design is a great take on the Windy City muni flag – with 45 inserts instead of stars – all brandished in brilliant blue and burning red – amidst a super-white backdrop! Sports the new Dusty Groove logo on the back – also in red as well – and the whole thing's served up in 100% durable cotton! Clothing
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Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 14.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (EXTRA LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing 12.99
Chicago Flag – White Shirt, Blue & Red Ink (MEDIUM) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $14.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 32", Chest: 50", Waist 50". Clothing
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Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 12.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 31", Chest: 46", Waist 46". Clothing
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Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 14.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Crate Half Full – Grey (MED, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
At last – a t-shirt that ponders the eternal question, showing that beatheads can be as philosophical as they are ambidextrous! This handsome design features a stripped-down, half-full crate on the front, and the Dusty Groove logo on the back – all plastered on a heavy-duty, all-cotton, beefed-up t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing
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Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 12.99
Crate Half Full – Grey (EXTRA EXTRA LARGE, black & white on grey fabric) ... Clothing 14.99

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Dusty Skyline – Burnt Orange (MEDIUM) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2003. New Item ... $12.99
See the world the way we see it at Dusty Groove! This groovy little shirt features the Chicago skyline, as seen from the windows of the Dusty Groove corporate towers, wrapped around a record – summing up the way we view things around here! Chicago on the outside, funky music on the inside – the kind of pairing that's helped make us the way we are today – all pressed up on a heavy duty 100% cotton t-shirt! Measurements – Length: 28", Chest: 40", Waist 40". Clothing

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Dusty Groove T-Shirt!Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (LARGE) ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2010. New Item ... $12.99
A feast of funky head sounds – laid out in beautiful silhouette! The image features a brain stuffed with all the groovy styles of music we carry at Dusty Groove – held inside by a logo-emblazoned set of headphones – the kind of picture that looks great from a distance, and even cooler when you come up close! Our logo and website address are on the back – and the shirt is printed in brilliant white on a bold black – 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-T. Measurements – Length: 30", Chest: 42", Waist 42". Clothing
Also available Headphones – Black Shirt, White Ink (SMALL) ... Clothing 12.99
 
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AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like some of the others, is handled with a groove that's tight, yet plenty sophisticated too – light years from mainstream disco or common club of the late 70s, and instead informed by plenty of jazz and deeper ideas as well! The vibe is perfect – as heavenly and righteous as some of the best Roy Ayers club tracks of the time – which proves to be a perfect foil for the Allspice style of mixing male and female vocals – which again is often done in an Ayers-like mode. The sound is sublime throughout – one of those real treasures that should have been a huge record in the 70s, but was barely pressed up at all – and quickly forgotten about by the record company. Yet even after all these years, the whole thing sounds amazing – one of those albums we'd never part with at all! Titles include the groovy "Slipped Away", the funky stepper "Hungry For Your Love" – and loads of other great tunes that include "Love Fire", "Destiny", "She's A Lady", "I Don't Know", and "Give It Time". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Bill Cosby (aka Badfoot Brown)Bill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral & Marching Band ... CD
Uni/Dusty Groove, 1971. Used ... $14.99
A funky masterpiece from Bill Cosby – hardly the sort of record you might expect from all of his years on mainstream TV! This set was cut back when Bill was a much hipper cat on the LA scene – and it was the start of a brief all-instrumental run with his Badfoot Brown ensemble – a group who's not named in the notes on the record, but who offer up some seriously funky grooves! Bill supposedly plays keyboards himself – some really mad electric piano that's often repetitive, cyclical, and really hypnotic – a tripped-out style that's more funk than jazz, and which is easily one of the best parts of the record. But the rhythms are great too – equally hypnotic, and build up from bass, organ, guitar, and this whomping sort of drum part – echoing strongly in the background and really bringing a spooky feel to the set. Side one includes the amazing "Martin's Funeral" – sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest, and a 15 minute jam that's inspired by the funeral of Martin Luther King. Side two features "Hybish Shybish", an even longer track that's sort of an improvised jazz game – and which features tripped-out instrumental trading that's simply amazing. The whole record is really mindblowing – a messed-up jam session that's well worth the legend that's been built up around it over the years – and we're hard-pressed to think of another album like it! And as a special bonus, the package features these really long notes written by Bill Cosby himself – words that are as unusual as the music, and a side of him that's hardly been shown again. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the instrumentation, played by David Snell in a style that's right up there with Dorothy Ashby's best jazz work. Pianist Stan Tracey is also on board – playing beautiful notes that have a sharp modern edge, while still falling on the inside of the spectrum – and Lasha himself is especially great – blowing plastic alto sax and wooden flute, both of which have a slightly offbeat sound – but one that's surprisingly warm, which makes the album one of his most sensitive and soulful sessions ever! The tunes are a mix of standards and originals – and there's a wonderful sense of balance here – sounds that are sometimes more inside than other records from Lasha, but which have a really Dolphy-like sense of expression – right at home amidst a wider history of jazz, yet also reaching for new ideas at the same time. Pure genius throughout, and a record that was never made available to audiences in the US. Titles include "Nuttin Out Jones", "Impressions Of Eric Dolphy", "Out Of Nowhere", "Just Friends", "Body & Soul", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Insight ... CD 7.99

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the instrumentation, played by David Snell in a style that's right up there with Dorothy Ashby's best jazz work. Pianist Stan Tracey is also on board – playing beautiful notes that have a sharp modern edge, while still falling on the inside of the spectrum – and Lasha himself is especially great – blowing plastic alto sax and wooden flute, both of which have a slightly offbeat sound – but one that's surprisingly warm, which makes the album one of his most sensitive and soulful sessions ever! The tunes are a mix of standards and originals – and there's a wonderful sense of balance here – sounds that are sometimes more inside than other records from Lasha, but which have a really Dolphy-like sense of expression – right at home amidst a wider history of jazz, yet also reaching for new ideas at the same time. Pure genius throughout, and a record that was never made available to audiences in the US. Titles include "Nuttin Out Jones", "Impressions Of Eric Dolphy", "Out Of Nowhere", "Just Friends", "Body & Soul", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Insight ... CD 5.99

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... CD
Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... $11.99
Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s. There's almost a blacksploitation funk feel to the record at times, although the set's also got more of a soul album focus too – a rare move for Reuben, but one that's made the album a favorite for years! Tracks include the rare groove classics "Got To Get Your Own" and "Tight Money" – plus "Together", "Stoned Out Of My Mind", "What The People Gon Say", "Back Rub", and "In The Booth In The Back In The Corner In The Dark". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, and taking a shot at that territory on his own! In a reversal of modes, Cannonball actually handles the production – with help from Jimmy Bowen – which leaves Axelrod alone to compose, arrange, and direct the group on the set. The album's got a fair bit of electricity in the mix – heavy keyboards from Joe Sample, and some really fuzzy guitars – plus lots of choppy reed work from Joe Sample and Ernie Watts, all wrapped up with some monstrously funky drums from Ndugu Chancler. There's a very bottom-heavy groove to the record – one that makes for a few completely amazing breaks, and a very funky sound overall – and Axelrod does an amazing job of controlling the players here – so that nobody jams too much, and the grooves are always right on the money! The whole thing's great – a sublime symphony of instrumental funk all the way through – and titles include "Reverie", "Miles Away", "Go For It", "Ken Russell", "1000 Rads", and "One". First time ever on CD – a seminal reissue from Dusty Groove! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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✨✧ ChakachasJungle Fever ... CD
Polydor/Dusty Groove, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". CD
(Out of print. On the Dusty Groove label!)

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✨✧ Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People. Every track's a gem – and titles include "Drumology", "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing", "Serenade for a Jive Turkey", "Happy Hooker", "Craaashing", "Damn", "Pee-Foul", and a sweet cover of "Valdez in the Country" that's been sampled at least once over the years! CD
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✨✧ Shades Of BrownS.O.B. ... CD
Cadet/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing soul from Chess Records – and an album that almost feels like some lost small-label soul set, or a batch of rare funky 45s! Shades Of Brown are an ultra-hip male group from Chicago – a quartet of singers with the range and depth of The Temptations or Dells at their best, supported by a small combo of very lively instrumentalists who bring a really funky edge to their music – that sort of self-contained sound than you might find more in the hinterlands of the 60s soul scene than at Chess. But there's also plenty of key Chess touches too – including production by Dells maestro Bobby Miller, who also penned all the tunes for the record, giving the group some wonderful material to work with. Richard Evans handled most of the arrangements, but Charles Stepney also did a few too – and titles include "Man's Worst Enemy", "Girl I'm Coming Home", "Falling In Love Too Hard", "Lite Y'All Up", "Lie #2", "Little Girl", "Ho-Hum World", "He Didn't Leave Me A Name", "Garbage Man", and "The Soil I Tilled For You" – which has an amazing break! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris3 Sounds/Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of killers from keyboardist Gene Harris – both recorded for Blue Note, and back to back on a single CD! First up is Gene Harris/The 3 Sounds – the last Three Sounds album for Blue Note – and the funkiest too – thanks to lots more electrification than usual, and some killer arrangements from the mighty Monk Higgins! Monk's really at the top of his game here – going past even his great previous work for the group, and working with a tight, sharp edge that recalls his funky 45 brilliance of the 60s – yet tuned a bit more towards the electric Cali jazz of early 70s Blue Note! Gene Harris plays loads of funky piano lines – and in addition to the trio's core electric bass and drums, the set also features some added work on percussion from Paul Humphrey – who really brings in a kick – plus added guitar, congas, and even a bit of Hammond from Higgins too! Some cuts even have a bit of vocals too – sung in this offbeat way that's a wild approach to soul. There's some killer breaks on the set – including the massive "Put On Train" and "What's The Answer" – but the whole set smokes, and other cuts include "I'm Leaving", "You Got To Play The Game", "Your Love Is Just Too Much", "Did You Think", "Hey Girl", and a mad version of "Eleanor Rigby". On the second album – Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds – Gene really steps into the solo spotlight – moving away from his work with the Three Sounds trio, and headed into even more righteous territory – as you might guess from the trippy image on the cover! The set features Harris mostly on acoustic piano, but amidst larger arrangements from Wade Marcus that really round things out with a warm, soulful edge – mixing guitar from Sam Brown and Cornell Dupree with Gene's lines on piano – and giving things an extra kick at the bottom with drums from Freddie Waits, and percussion from Johnny Rodriguez and Omar Clay. The record echoes Harris' older roots at some points, yet comes across with a richer 70s vibe too – a hip 70s style that's strongly due to the contributions of Marcus' arrangements. Tracks include a great remake of "Listen Here", which begins with a great funky break; a sweet steppers version of "Killer Joe"; and the tracks "Lean On Me", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Django", "Emily", and "C Jam Blues". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyDig This! ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack! Given the lady's strength on her instrument, and her sharp sound on her solos, the record's got a focus and righteousness that takes it way past most contemporary efforts of this nature – a bold testament to the qualities that have made Bobbi one of our favorite players on flute for many many years. The set also features some wonderful Fender Rhodes – played both by Harry Whitaker and Paul Griffin – plus bass from Wilbur Bascomb, and heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon. Titles include "Love Theme From Fuzz", "Nubian Lady", "Lonely Town Lonely Street", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", Is This All", "I Love Every Little Thing About You", "El Mundo De Maravilas", and a great version of Mouzon's "Virtue". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Ahmed Abdul-MalikSpellbound ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from the always-amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik – a jazz bassist at heart, but also a musician with a great ear for Eastern instrumentation as well! Ahmed cut a few key records at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – and this spellbinding set may well be one of his strongest – a set that moves past some of the more gimmicky use of exotic instrumentation on other albums, and focuses on a jazzy core that really shines strongly on the album's long tracks! There's still a nice sense of the East on the record – thanks to Hamza Aldeen's oud – but the set also features great jazz solos from Seldon Powell on flute and tenor, and the great Ray Nance on both cornet and violin. Drummer Walter Perkins plays with a fluid style that's perfect for the date – and pianist Paul Neves has a lyrical approach to piano that works wonders for the groove. Titles include "Spellbound", "Never On Sunday", "Body & Soul", "Song Of Delilah", and "Cinema Blues". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyPrice You Got To Pay To Be Free ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – one that really displays the full charm of their approach at the time, and that wonderfully crowd-winning mode that made Cannon a key act at this time for rock and soul audiences too! Adderley raps a bit at key points, and brings some righteous energy to the concert – while the rest of the group follow up with performances that really send the whole thing home – Nat Adderley on cornet, Zawinul on Fender Rhodes and piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Cannon plays some soprano sax, in addition to his familiar alto – and titles include "Alto Sex", "Lonesome Stranger", "Wild Cat Pee", "Soul Virgo", "Painted Desert", "Directions", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Rumplestiltskin", "Price You Got To Pay To Be Free", "Esquisition", "Get Up Off Your Knees", "Down In Black Bottom", and "The Scene". Produced by David Axelrod too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Stan Hunter & Sonny FortuneTrip On The Strip ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond player Stan Hunter – a very hip musician with a fluid feel that's really wonderful – and which already unlocks some amazing sounds in Sonny's alto and tenor sax! The vibe has this open sort of groove – a style that's somewhere between Don Patterson trio sides and work by Larry Young – with a freshness that really stands out from some of the more common organ/tenor modes of the time – proof that Fortune was already a hell of an innovator even at this early point. The rest of the group features Sherman Suber on guitar and John Royal on drums – and titles include a killer modal take on "Invitation", plus "Trip On The Strip", "HFR", "Sonny's Mood", "Corn Flakes", and "Yesterday". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Samuel Jonathan JohnsonMy Music ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! The set's got a really visionary feel – keyboards that compare with the best mellow soul lines of Donny Hathaway, and a vocal style that's got some of the range of Ronnie McNeir, mixed with a more human approach to the lyrics that makes the whole thing wonderfully personal, too. There's lots of jazzy elements on the Fender Rhodes lines – which bubble beautifully on the mellow moments, and step out boldly on the album's few groovers – making for a richness that goes way beyond the vocals, and which puts Johnson in the company of DJ Rogers or Webster Lewis. Forgive us if we keep name-dropping like that – but the set's a stunning treasure from an artist who should have gotten the same sort of recognition as all the best soul talents of the 70s. The title track – "My Music" – has an amazing bit of bubbling synth intro (and outro), cool spacey vocals by Sam, and a mellow, but tight groove that sounds a bit like something that Roy Ayers might have cooked up – and it leads off an incredible album of other titles that include "Sweet Love", "Just Us", "You", "Reason For The Reason", "Because I Love You", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Yesterdays & Tomorrow", and "Thank You Mother Dear". Great reissue with wonderful sound – and special liner notes by Samuel's daughter, Yolanda Johnson – a great singer in her own right too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
 
 
 



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