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✨✧ Thievery CorporationRadio Retaliation ... LP
ESL, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
No radio retaliation here, as Thievery Corporation are miles from the airwaves – working in their own unique blend of a globe's worth of grooves! The sound here is every bit as lush and full as before – a mix of classic funky elements, exotic instrumentation, and a few contemporary touches – focused strongly into the ESL groove that's become the trademark Thievery sound over the past decade or so. The pair seem to have even more guest help here than ever before – a rich lineup that includes Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Anuoushka Shankhar, Chuck Brown, and Sleepy Wonder – all of whom definitely make their presence felt. Titles include "Sound The Alarm", "Mandala", "Radio Retaliation", "Vampires", "La Femme Parallel", "Hare Krishna", and "Blasting Through The City". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Armand Van Helden's SampleslayaEnter The Meatmarket (2LP – Ruff House) ... LP
Ruffhouse, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
The speed garage producer slums for a minute and puts together a double album of looped beats and vocal bits off a handful of different hip hop records, using common samples and well known hits. Nothing special, but it's guaranteed to move the crowd, kind of like some of the stuff Nervous was putting out around the same time. Includes "Pushem' Up", "Hot Butter", "Blakpeoplez", "Crooklyn Anthem", "Word Up Doc", "Reservoir Dogs", "6 Minutes Of Funk" and "Bounce". 13 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 (3LP set) ... LP
Polydor/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $47.99 49.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live performance that has James and the group even more energized than in the studio – working with the kind of razor-sharp intensity that made them a legendary funk act – leaping from tune to tune with nary a break at all! Bobby Byrd acts as the MC, and joins James for a bit of vocals – and the group at this point still includes Bootsy Collins on bass, plus loads of great guitar from Catfish Collins, and Fred Wesley on trombone and Jabo Starks on drums. Dave Matthews handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Soul Power", "Sex Machine", "Bewildered", "It's A New Day", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Brother Rapp", "Super Bad", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin". Note – this is the first presentation of the material exactly the way that James Brown intended – as a 3LP set, without the remixing from the previous CD – pulled right from the original reels! LP, Vinyl record album

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Down To The BoneFrom Manhattan To Staten ... LP
Internal Bass (UK), 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
In Chicago, Down To The Bone need no introduction, with their fierce "Staten Island Groove" popping along as the hottest stepper's cut in years. Aside from that track though, this LP is still filled with strong, jazz inflected instrumental modern soul and acid jazz, tastefully produced at a crisp mid or up tempo pace. 10 tracks in all, including "Staten Island Groove", "Broooklyn Heights", Savour The Flavour", "Muesli Brown", "Yo Mamma's So Phat", "Touch Of Voodoo", "17 Mile Drive", "Carlito's Way", "3 Days In Manhattan", and "On The Corner Of Darcy Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonPeople Get Ready ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul instrumental" mode that mixes jazz soloing with complicated percussion and bits of Latin rhythms. Henderson plays this cool orange trombone on the record (pictured on the cover!), in a mode that recalls some of Fred Wesley's more jazz-based work – and titles include "Things Go Better", "Respect", "Cucamonga", "Orbital Velocity", and "Cathy The Cooker". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lesley GoreSomeplace Else Now ... LP
MoWest, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
An obscure later album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's far more mature and adult than you might know from her 60s girl pop hits! The album's cut for Motown's MoWest subsidiary, and has the same hip style as other albums on the label at the time – kind of a California singer/songwriter style, which fits well with all the original material penned by Gore for the album – arranged with kind of a gentle, glowing sound by Artie Butler and the team of Michael Omartin and Jimmie Haskell. The approach is laidback and warm on most numbers, with compressed orchestrations that would be right at home behind Dionne Warwick – and titles include "She Said That", "Out Of Love", "For Me", "The Road I Walk", "Someplace Else Now", "Mine", and "Be My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Someplace Else Now ... CD 11.99

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JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Breakin' Bread ... LP 14.99
Breakin' Bread (deluxe version – with bonus poster) ... LP 22.99

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JBsBreakin' Bread ... LP
People, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some marker, light wear and partially unglued bottom seam.)
Also available
Breakin' Bread ... LP 9.99
Breakin' Bread (deluxe version – with bonus poster) ... LP 22.99

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JBsBreakin' Bread (deluxe version – with bonus poster) ... LP
People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in some really tight song formats that almost go back to the early days of the group's first few singles. The album's filled with great playing, wonderful grooves, and Fred Wesley's keen sense of humor – which sparks the whole set with a sense of warmth and creative play that show why the JBs are still the greatest funk band ever. Includes the excellent "Little Boy Black", which begins with some tasty James Brown vocals; the oft-sampled "Rockin' Funky Watergate"; plus "Step Child", "Makin Love", and "Rice & Ribs". Not as drawn out as Doing It To Death, but more complicated than Food For Thought, and still a totally essential bit of funk! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy tip-on cover, with a nice 22" square poster!)
Also available
Breakin' Bread ... LP 14.99
Breakin' Bread ... LP 9.99

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Food For Thought ... LP 36.99
Food For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good ... $36.99
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some wear, stains, and minor splitting.)
Also available
Food For Thought ... LP 9.99
Food For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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JBsFood For Thought (180 gram pressing) ... LP
People, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Food For Thought ... LP 9.99
Food For Thought ... LP 36.99

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Bill LeslieDiggin The Chicks ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An excellent soul jazz cooker from the early 60s – one of the most obscure albums on the Argo label, but not for reason of quality! Bill Leslie plays both tenor sax and saxella on the set – working in a swinging groove that's got a bit of the Lou Donaldson early 60s sound, but which also has a lustier, fuller tone – especially on the album's mellower cuts. The group includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Thornel Schwartz on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and the tracks have an easy going groove that's right up there with the best soul jazz of the time on Prestige, and which actually even steps past the usual Argo offering of this sort. The album features some great original "diggin the chicks" tracks like "Madge", "Margie", and "Rosetta" – plus a beautifully somber reading of Ornette's "Lonely Woman", which features Leslie on saxella! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey Argo label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Curtis MayfieldHeartbeat ... LP
Curtom/RSO, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
A real dancefloor set from Curtis – recorded with some sweet Philly production from the likes of Norman Harris and Bunny Sigler – in the sweeping, soaring, strings-heavy mode of the Philly disco records of the time! And yes, this isn't classic Curtis from the righteous years – but the surprising thing is how well his voice really holds up in the tracks – coming through with a strength that's fresh and surprising, given some of his disco contemporaries, and sounding pretty darn nice overall, thanks to some tight arrangements by the likes of Fred Wesley, Norman Harris, and Gil Askey. Linda Clifford does a duet with Curtis on "Between You Baby & Me", and the other cuts include "Victory", "Tell Me Tell Me", "You're So Good To Me", "You Better Stop", and "Over The Hump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & staining.)

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New BirthBehold The Mighty Army ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
An overlooked chapter in the New Birth sound of the 70s – one that has the group still working with all that joyous, righteous ensemble energy of their previous records – but with a slightly different vibe as well! There's been a few changes since before – no more leadership from Harvey Fuqua, and instead some excellent arrangements and production from Frank Wilson – plus some vocal leads at points from Leslie Wilson. All the new elements mix together nicely to create a sound that's almost a second chapter to New Birth that's similar to the Whitfield label recordings of Undisputed Truth – all the core elements still in place, but more of a late 70s funk group presentation overall. There's a few nice moogy elements in the mix, too – and titles include "Up Against The Wall", "The Mighty Army", "Your Love Is In My Veins", "Squeezing Too Much Living", and "How Will I Live". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ParliamentMothership Connection ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Here's where it all happens – the huge culmination of all the years of heavy funk and psychedelic soul created by George Clinton and the P-Funk empire – fused into an amazingly tight groove that helped win over much bigger audiences than ever before! The album title and cover are very fitting – as George Clinton launches the mothership, forges his classic space-funk image, and blows the P-Funk empire into an arena-filling mega-star act – all with grooves that are still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – played by giants like Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell – and the lyrics still have all the edginess and naughtiness of the earlier years – tied together wonderfully to make a very unified album, and one that's full of classics too! Titles include "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", "Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples", "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", "Handcuffs", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", and "Unfunky Ufo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvis PresleyFrankie & Johnny ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Original mono pressing – LPM 3553.)

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✨✧ VariousC'Est Chic! – French Girl Singers Of The 60s ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Fantastic French femmes from the 60s – and a great illustration of the way that girl power really took over the sound of the Parisian scene at the time! These tunes have a punch that few American or British tracks of the period could ever hope to match – a way of staying sweet, yet really hitting hard with a groove – sometimes with fuzzy guitars or organ, sometimes with a fuller blast of orchestrations – always completely charming and immediately appealing – even if you can't understand the lyrics! Most numbers feature work by some top-shelf arrangers from the tight Parisian scene – including Alain Goraguer, Jacques Denjean, Michel Colombier, and Ivan Julien – and titles include "Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doights" by Jacqueline Taieb, "Laisser Tomber Les Filles" by France Gall, "Voila" by Francois Hardy, "Il Suffit D'Un Jour" by Liz Brady, "L'Adorable Femme Des Neiges" by Christie Laume, "Impatiente" by Les Gams, and "Les Filles C'Est Fait Pour Faire L'Amore" by Charlotte Leslie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on colored vinyl.)

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Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff (2LP pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Caroline (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About February 16, 2016
Reissue of a nice batch of classic early Jimmy Cliff sides, produced by Leslie Kong, originally issued in 1969, then re-released by Island in the 70s. Cliff has always been just about our favorite Jamaican vocalist, and these tracks from fairly early in his career – certainly many years before he was rocketed to international stardom on the basis of his performance in The Harder They Come – are some nice early and original versions of many numbers he'd later remake to great effect. These takes are no less wonderful than the ones that hit large, like "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", plus the set includes the classic versions of "Vietnam" and "Hard Road To Travel", "Sufferin In The Land" and "Time Will Tell" and "Come Into My Life". CD features 14 bonus tracks, 25 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter Scharf/Leslie Bricusse & Anthony NewleyWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ... LP
Paramount/Universal, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On February 26, 2016
A wild record – as wild as the movie, and with lots of vocals and dialogue from the soundtrack! Walter Scharf arranged and conducted the tracks – based on the original score by Bricusse & Newley – and titles include "Charlie's Paper Run", "The Candy Man", "Oomp Loompa", "The Wondrous Boat Ride", "Wonkavator", "The Bubble Machine", and "Pure Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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