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Facts Of LifeSometimes (with bonus track) ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
A real classic from Facts Of Life – a unique trio with a great talent for mellow songs about life, love, and messing around! The work was recorded in Muscle Shoals by Brad Shapiro and Millie Jackson – and it's often got the best qualities of Millie's own mellow work – not the upbeat tracks, but the laidback ones in which she tells a little story with her lyrics. But given the trio nature of the group, there's often some great interplay between the male and female vocals – in a way that reminds us a lot of The Soul Children towards the end of their run at Stax – when they really matured a lot, and used the male/female group format to really expand on older styles of southern soul. Shapiro's production is tight, but never overdone – often letting the vocals cup through the most strongly, even on some cuts that augment the grooves a bit. Titles include "Caught In The Act (Of Getting It On)", "Sometimes", "Uphill Places Of Mind", "What Would Your Mama Say", and "That Kind Of Fire". CD features the bonus track "LOVE". CD

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Art FarmerModern Art ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with colored rings at the top. Cover has light wear and a name on the back – but vinyl is great!)

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a long passage that just features drums from Tony Allen and some really offbeat electric piano from Fela – slowly building up a groove out of the darkness, then letting the rest of the group come into the mix – all at a level that definitely sets the tune on fire for the righteous politics of the lyrics! The whole thing's no sloppy, over-extended jam – and instead, the record's a great demonstration of the care and craft that Fela brought to his musical vision at the time. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a long passage that just features drums from Tony Allen and some really offbeat electric piano from Fela – slowly building up a groove out of the darkness, then letting the rest of the group come into the mix – all at a level that definitely sets the tune on fire for the righteous politics of the lyrics! The whole thing's no sloppy, over-extended jam – and instead, the record's a great demonstration of the care and craft that Fela brought to his musical vision at the time. The Gentleman LP is represented here by 3 songs – "Gentleman", "Igbe (Shit)", and "Fe Fe Naa Efe" – all of which are brimming with angry energy, and a heavy brassy overdrive! Loads of African funk grooves, packed onto one superbly done CD! CD

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to take a dump for the cops in order to "produce the goods" (which he had cleverly hidden in his stomach). The track has a great choppy funk groove, and is filled with the kind of raw anger you can imagine that the subject matter would produce – rich emotion that not only comes out in the lyrics, but also the sharp instrumental solos! The other track on the album – "Water No Get Enemy" – is another fantastic one, with cool electric piano solos, great tenor work, and a slinkily vamping groove. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Fear Not For Men (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An incredible record from Fela – a set that's maybe even darker and more moody than some of his other records from the time – but still pretty darn funky overall! Side one features the tremendous title cut "Fear Not For Man" – a strong message, especially given Fela's struggles at the time – set to these wicked drums from Tony Allen, which have strong breakbeat quality, but this darker current too – that oddly offbeat vibe that Allen would explore later on his own. There's also an excellent keyboard solo – snakey and spooky – over a brooding bassline that introduces all the other great elements on horns, played with a raw, raspy sensibility that reminds us that although so many others may copy this mode in recent years – there's still nothing like a classic Fela album! "Palm Wine Sound" is on the flipside – a cool instrumental that begins with a moody guitar passage, but then blasts open brilliantly with an amazing sax solo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with bonus insert too!)

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Eric FeremansAntwerp Killer ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A very cool electronic soundtrack for this obscure early 80s slasher film – music that's a lot more complex and sensitive than the usual sounds used for slashers – with a style that reminds us of some of the hippest late 70s music on the Sky Records label! Eric Feremens comes from a relatively similar place – working here on self-built synthesizers, tailored specially to produced these wonderful sounds and tones – not tinny commercial keyboards, but much more thoughtful electronic elements that make the music way more appealing than just its use in a film. In fact, this is one of the few soundtracks of its type that could stand alone as a batch of spacey electronics – far from the schlocky images on the screen. Titles include "Harbour Fight", "Persecution", "Lady", "Hippy Song", and "Beat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Maynard FergusonChameleon/Conquistador/Hot ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1974/1977/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A trio of Maynard Ferguson 70s gems – wrapped up together in a single package! First up is Chameleon – funky Maynard Ferguson – and one of his sweetest albums of the 70s! The set features a wonderful remake of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" – done here as a big band version that countless other groups would copy during the 70s – in a way that almost showed that Maynard had a more farther-reaching influence at the time than Herbie! Other tracks are equally great – and mix in funky rhythms with some mellower moments – all topped by great solo work from players who include trombonist Randy Purcell, baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone, and keyboardist Alan Zavod. Apart from "Chameleon", other titles include great covers of Wings' "Jet" and Stevie Wonders' "Livin For the City" – plus "La Fiesta", "Superbone Meets The Bad Man", and "Gospel John". Conquistador is a jazz funk masterpiece, and it's proof that Maynard Ferguson always had a good head on his shoulders, and were waiting for a record like this to really come into his own! The arrangements shine with a smooth electric sparkle that reminds us of the best albums on Kudu or CTI – and even his normally "too hot" solos fit in perfectly with the band's smooth funky grooving. Our favorite tune is the spacey sample cut "Mister Mellow", but the whole album's pretty darn nice, including "Soar Like An Eagle", "The Fly", "Conquistador". Heck, we even like the funky version of "Theme From Star Trek"! Hot is full on disco grooving from Maynard – a fact that's apparent from the album's first cut – "Rocky II Disco"! The track takes off from Bill Conti's original Rocky theme with a nice kind of funky soundtrack approach – leaving room for a tenor sax solo, and featuring some great spoken bits and punching bag work from Sly Stallone himself! Other tracks are equally slick, but mix it up nicely – and highlights include the Indian-styled "Om Sai Ram", a take on "Naima", and the cuts "Topa Topa Woman", "Dayride", and "Theme From Star Trek". And heck, Maynard even plays a bit of the "superbone" – a combination valve and slide trombone, invented by himself! CD
Also available Chameleon/Conquistador/Hot ... CD 12.99

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Maynard FergusonChameleon/Conquistador/Hot ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1974/1977/1979. Used 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of Maynard Ferguson 70s gems – wrapped up together in a single package! First up is Chameleon – funky Maynard Ferguson – and one of his sweetest albums of the 70s! The set features a wonderful remake of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" – done here as a big band version that countless other groups would copy during the 70s – in a way that almost showed that Maynard had a more farther-reaching influence at the time than Herbie! Other tracks are equally great – and mix in funky rhythms with some mellower moments – all topped by great solo work from players who include trombonist Randy Purcell, baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone, and keyboardist Alan Zavod. Apart from "Chameleon", other titles include great covers of Wings' "Jet" and Stevie Wonders' "Livin For the City" – plus "La Fiesta", "Superbone Meets The Bad Man", and "Gospel John". Conquistador is a jazz funk masterpiece, and it's proof that Maynard Ferguson always had a good head on his shoulders, and were waiting for a record like this to really come into his own! The arrangements shine with a smooth electric sparkle that reminds us of the best albums on Kudu or CTI – and even his normally "too hot" solos fit in perfectly with the band's smooth funky grooving. Our favorite tune is the spacey sample cut "Mister Mellow", but the whole album's pretty darn nice, including "Soar Like An Eagle", "The Fly", "Conquistador". Heck, we even like the funky version of "Theme From Star Trek"! Hot is full on disco grooving from Maynard – a fact that's apparent from the album's first cut – "Rocky II Disco"! The track takes off from Bill Conti's original Rocky theme with a nice kind of funky soundtrack approach – leaving room for a tenor sax solo, and featuring some great spoken bits and punching bag work from Sly Stallone himself! Other tracks are equally slick, but mix it up nicely – and highlights include the Indian-styled "Om Sai Ram", a take on "Naima", and the cuts "Topa Topa Woman", "Dayride", and "Theme From Star Trek". And heck, Maynard even plays a bit of the "superbone" – a combination valve and slide trombone, invented by himself! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Chameleon/Conquistador/Hot ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Gianni FerrioCalifornia/Reverendo Colt ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1970/1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A duo of western soundtracks from Gianni Ferrio – an artist we know more for his crime and horror work in Italian cinema! The bulk of the set features cuts from California – a soundtrack that's never been fully issued before, and which is done in this surprisingly strong late 70s style that's almost more contemporary than you'd expect from the setting! There's plenty of keyboards and guitar lines – and overall, the approach is heavy on cop/crime styles – with even some funky passages that you'd hardly expect to find in an earlier spaghetti western, and which sound mighty nice to our ears. Franco De Gemini plays harmonica – and the mix of the familiar western element with more electric 70s styles is really unique, almost like some of Toot Thieleman's soundtrack work of the time. CD features 21 tracks from California – most issued here for the first time! Next up is material from the earlier film Reverendo Colt – 8 additional tracks – music that has more of a familiar western feel that includes lots of nice acoustic guitar stepping tightly over bold, action-packed moments! CD

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Toby FichelscherBusting The Bongos ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $11.99
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern jazz setting that uses his percussion to bring sharp sounds to a lineup that includes vibes, alto sax, guitar, and tenor – often used in these cool, chromatic ways that work wonderfully alongside the rhythms! Fichelscher also sings and scats a bit at a few points – mixing vocals with his percussion in a way that reminds us of Fats Sadi, a European contemporary who had a similarly great ear for mixing modes. Most tracks here are instrumental, but even those have as much charm as the vocal numbers – and titles include "The Cool Scene", "My First Blues", "Fashion Trip", "Shadows", "With Cash Like This", and "On Chano's Track". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nico Fidenco/Alessandro AdrianiZombi Holocaust – Remixed By Alessandro Adriani ... LP
Mannequin (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet new takes on the original Zombi Holocaust score by Nico Fidenco – served up in 21st Century mixes by Alessandro Adriani, but with all the original electronics intact! The approach here is pretty lean – and Adriani doesn't seek to augment the tracks, and instead focuses in on their best elements, and amplifies them a bit – so that you get loads of really sweet keyboard passages with a cool early 80s vibe – and plenty of rhythms that still have a very retro-styled drum machine approach! Side one features the shorter tracks "Fascinating Horror 2", "Living In The Past 2", "From The Beyond 3", "A Dive Into the Past 4", "Magic Is In Progress 2", and "Zombie Parade 1" – and side two features the extended "The Magic Is In Progress (Alessandro Adriani rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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50 CentCurtis (clean) ... CD
G Unit/Aftermath, 2007. Used ... $0.99
50 brings the leaders of the '07 record sales marathon to Curtis – including Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls – plus G-Unit standbys Young Buck & Tony Yayo, and his longtime champions Dr Dre & Eminem. Titles include "My Gun Go Off", "I'll Still Kill" feat Akon, "Come & Go" feat Dr Dre, "Ayo Technology" feat Justin Timberlake, "Movin' On Up", "Straight To The Bank", "Amusement Park", "Fully Loaded Clip", "Follow My Lead" feat Robin Thicke, "Peep Show" feat Eminem, "All Of Me" feat Mary J Blige, "Touch The Sky" with Tony Yayo and more. CD
(Clean version.)

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Fire Room (Ken Vandermark)Broken Music ... CD
Atavistic, 2008. Used ... $3.99
Nothing broken here – except maybe your speakers if you mistakenly play this one too loud! The group's a power trio that features the tenor and baritone sax of Ken Vandermark, the drums of Paal Nilssen-Love, and electronics of Lasse Marhaug – all used at a level that's quite searing at times, and a lot more intense than most other recent work we've heard from Vandermark! The drums are especially bombastic on the louder tracks – really booming out with a power that Ken matches on his reed work – and the electronics follow suit nicely, reminding us of some of the better European jazz/electronic dates of years back. Other tracks are a bit more spacious, but still have a sinister feel that keeps us on our toes – and titles include "When Water Burns Air", "Hand Lettered", "Dashboard Fire", "Line Of Lead", "broken Music", and "Slag". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Firebeats IncLet Me Tell You – Singles & Outtakes (180 gram pressing – with poster) ... LP
HMV/Round 2 (Norway), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare work from The Firebeats – a hell of a great group from the Norwegian scene of the 60s, and one who have the best qualities of all the British beat combos of the time! Like those groups, The Firebeats serve up a blend of tuneful rock with some deeper currents borrowed from American soul and R&B – all with a melodic approach that almost reminds us of some of the bigger Brit Invasion acts who cracked the charts on our side of the Atlantic! The group's one album is plenty darn rare, and these tracks are even more obscure – pulled from rare singles on HMV, and combined with some early demo tracks and outtakes – lyrics mostly in English, on tracks that include "Don't Throw Stones", "Let Me Tell You", "Little Girl", "Hemmeling Agent", "I Feel Fine", "Buckleshoe Stomp", "If You Need Me", "It's So Easy", "Jack The Ripper", and "Oh Carol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – heavy vinyl, excellent cover and inner sleeve, and bonus poster too!)

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Eddie FisherEddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Madly tripped out guitar funk – and a real turning point in the career of guitarist Eddie Fisher! Eddie began his career as a straighter guitarist on the St Louis scene – and although his first album for Cadet was a relatively traditional soul-jazz outing, this one's a wild batch of tripped-out guitar licks! The band's a fuzzy psychedelic one – not in a rock-styled way, but more in an early George Clinton kind of mode, with plenty of rumbling bass at the bottom, warm electric piano lines, nicely placed drum beats, and Eddie's fuzzbox guitar snaking and wah wah-ing over the top! Eddie arranged and produced, and the record's a perfect batch of kicked-back stoner funk numbers that go on and on and on and on! Titles include "Land Of Our Father", "Beautiful Things", "East St Louis Blues", "Another Episode", "Either Or", and "Jeremiah Pucket". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ingebrigt Haker FlatenIngebrigt Haker Flaten Quintet ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $13.99
A riveting batch of tense, sly and stripped down string-laden jazz from the Norwegian scene – led by the thundering bass of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – and one of the better releases in years from the ever-impressive Jazzland label! Flaten is familiar for collaborations with some of the brightest talents of both the Chicago and Norgwegian scenes – including work with Ken Vandermark's School Days, the incredible Thing project with Mats Gustafson and Paal Nilssen, and of course the mighty Atomic – but this great headlining set still caught us a little off guard. It shares a sensibility with Atomic in that it has roots planted firmly in the best free jazz of the past few decades. There's a sense of menace and a penchant for controlled cacophony – but it's still quite beautiful in spots and feels very much of the modern era. Players include Anders Hana on guitar, Ola Kvernberg on violin & mandolin, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm on baritone sax, alto sax and clarinet, and Fredrik Rundqvist on the kit. Another winner for Jazzland! Titles include "Maxwell's Silver Demon", "Playing", "Seemingly", Ceta", "Olja Og Gass", "Zardoz" and It's A Desperate Situation". CD
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King Fleming TrioMisty Night ... LP
Argo, 1960. Good+ ... $7.99
Moody piano tracks from Chicago's soul jazz underground of the early 60s! King Fleming was one of the city's great underrated pianists, and this 1960 album for Chess/Argo features him playing a nice set of originals and standards, in the style that he would have used in the city's smaller jazz rooms at the time. Most tracks are trio format, but a few feature some very nice augmentation by bongos. Titles include "Overt", "Should I", "Ooooo, Those Blues", "Misty Night", and "Imported Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... CD
Saravah (France), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very much in the best genre-breaking mode that was going on with the Saravah Records scene in the post-1968 years. Although longtime partner Areski did contribute to this album, the record also features work by Saravah labelmate Jacques Higelin, plus French jazz players like Georges Arvanitas and Philippe Mate – all of whom really help bring some fresh flavors to the record! Great stuff all 'round, and titles include "Brigitte", "Moi Aussi", "Eros", "Marcelle", "Premier Juillet", and "Le Dragon". CD
(Newly remastered!)
 
 
 



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