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✨✧ Leslie DalabaTrumpet Songs & Dances – Solos & Duets ... LP
Parachute, 1979. Near Mint- ... $28.99
An early album on the Parachute label! Features Leslie Dalaba blowing solo trumpet on most tracks – plus a duet apiece with Wayne Horvitz on bass, and Polly Bradfield on violin. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A pivotal album for Dylan – featuring complicated dark little numbers like "All Along The Watchtower", "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest", "I Am A Lonesome Hobo", "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "The Wicked Messenger", "As I Went Out One Morning", and "Down Along The Cove". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Sam LaySam Lay In Bluesland ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elvis PresleySpeedway ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s. Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Tomasz Stanko & Adam MakowiczTomasz Stanko & Adam Makowicz Unit Featuring Czeslaw Bartkowski ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic electric session from the 70s Polish scene – a record that not only features freewheeling trumpet from Tomasz Stanko, and sweet Fender Rhodes from Adam Mackowicz, but also includes some very inventive work on drums and percussion from the great Czelaw Bartkowski! All three players are at the top of their game here – artists who have a strong knowledge of the outside territory of jazz, but also often work a bit more inside – so that their music here can be open and exploratory, but also come back to more soulful, swinging territory too! Most tracks are long, and have the sort of textural energy you'd know especially from Stanko's work – and titles include "Countdown", "Unit", "Solar", "Matce", "Ballad For Randi Hultin", "Zaduma", and "Pony Lungz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leslie UggamsWhat's An Uggams? ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $0.99
Star of stage and screen Leslie Uggams lends her vocal talents to this late 60s easy effort – with arrangements by Jack Cortner, Peter Matz, and Pat Williams. Williams, of course, manages to keep things groovy – and even though Leslie's not much of a singer in our bag, she's still ok here, in kind of a pop soul sort of way. Plus, Lieber & Stoller produced the record – and also contributed a number of original tracks, which makes the record a bit fresher than it might be normally. Titles include "Is That All There Is", "Just For Today", "The Wrong Man", "Some Cats Know", "Flying", and "Let the Music Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a bit of pen, and a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Elvis PresleyFrom Elvis In Memphis (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/RCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Wearin That Loved On Look", "Only The Strong Survive", "Power Of My Love", "I'm Movin On", "In The Ghetto", and "Long Black Limousine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elvis PresleyWay Down In The Jungle Room ... LP
RCA, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection that's almost worth it for the images on the cover – shots of the fantastic Jungle Room at the Elvis Presley mansion at Graceland – which is where all the music within was recorded! The set beautifully documents some of Elvis' last recording sessions – done back home at Memphis, and even more at home at Graceland – where the Jungle Room was transformed into a studio for a series of laidback recordings that ended up on the albums Moody Blue and From Elvis Presley Boulevard. Yet the charm of the sessions is way more than the famous tunes that were released from those days – as this excellent package presents a wealth of outtakes that show Elvis and the gang working out the tunes in a casual way, and bantering back and forth with all the wit we'd expect from The King. Much of the material is in a country sort of vein – which seems to open up the "at home" vibe even more on the outtakes – and the backing is small combo, and nicely relaxed – avoiding any tendency to make the music sound too slick for the 70s. 2LP set features 17 outtake recordings with all the cool stops, starts, and conversation. Titles include "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Moody Blue", "The Last Farewell", "Solitaire", "It's Easy For You", "Way Down", "Hurt", "Danny Boy", "She Thinks I Still Care (alternate)", "Bitter They Are Harder They Fall", "Pledging My Love", and "For The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Way Down In The Jungle Room ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Fred Wesley & The Horny HornsBlow For Me, A Toot To You ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker came head to head with James Brown in the mid 70s, they broke off and formed the Horny Horns contingent – a tight funky backing section that's featured on a number of late 70s funk sessions, and which also recorded some extremely nice numbers on their own! This first album has the group working with George Clinton and Bootsy, who was a friend of Fred and Maceo from the old days – and who could really use the tight playing of some James Brown-trained musicians to smooth out their groove. This album was the group's first – and it's still their best – forging a massive new funk sound with the best elements of the old JBs fused through Clinton and Bootsy's P-Funk filter. Includes the monster funk cut "Fourplay" – a standout classic that features a funky break, hard solos, and all the other elements you'd need to make a great funky instrumental. Other tracks include "Between The Sheets", "Peace Fugue", and a version of "Up For The Down Stroke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Leslie WestMountain ... LP
Windfall, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alec EmpireAlec Empire Vs Elvis Presley ... LP
El Turco Loco, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ James BrownEverybody's Doin' The Hustle & Dead On The Double Bump (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Forget the "hustle" and "bump" in the title – as the set's not a disco cash-in set by the Godfather – and instead is an overlooked funky gem from the 70s! The set still follows strongly in the best modes of the early 70s – with that sharp JB-styled groove underneath – and in a way, the record's bit like Breaking Bread was to that group's great run – maybe a bit more focused, and slightly more upbeat – but still with a righteous approach to funk overall! David Matthews conducts, and players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, St Clair Pickney on tenor, and both Charles Sherrell and Leon Pendarvis on clavinet – and a few tracks are remakes of older numbers, nestled next to some newer gems. The set features the standout funky cuts "Your Love", which has a great break at the beginning, and "Superbad Superslick" – and other titles include "Hustle", "Turn On The Heat & Build Some Fire", "Calm & Cool", and a remake of "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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James BrownSex Machine Today (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A great little album by The Godfather – one that takes the core James Brown sound of the "Sex Machine" generation, and serves it up with a tighter mid 70s twist! Fred Wesley is still very firmly at the helm of the band – and there's a power here that's equal to the later JBs work on the Breakin Bread album. The grooves are nicely free of the "fast funk" syndrome that crept into James' work a few years later as his answer to disco – and are super tight all the way through! The LP includes a 12 minute remake of "Sex Machine" that's worth the price alone – plus the funk cuts "Dead On It", "Problems", and "Deep In It". Nice stuff – and plenty of funkiness to go around! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Erasmo CarlosSonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his inventive best here – very playfully creative, yet in a way that refines his style from his trippier years – almost a reinvention of the singer's approach for a new generation of MPB – in a manner that some of the Tropicalia artists were doing at the time. The songwriting and production are great – and if the album were in English, it may well have been a global hit (although it did pretty well at home back in Brazil!) – and titles include "Mane Joao", "Largo Da Segunda Feira", "Sabado Morto", "E Proibido Fumar", "Preciso Encontrar Um Amigo", and "Mundo Cao". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonhos E Memorias 1941 to 1972 ... CD 12.99

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Jou CograHammond Explosion ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The best sort of Hammond Explosion you could hope for – a blast of rare funky 45s from Spanish organ maestro Jou Cogra – a player who's got the soul of American organists of the 60s, but who also easily grabs some of the wilder sounds used by British players during the psychedelic years! Imagine Jimmy McGriff on acid, and you'll get part of the vibe here – because the tunes groove nicely at the core, but often blow out the Leslie speakers with their rumbling basslines or mad keyboard flourishes – served up here on a set of 15 cuts from Jou's rare singles of the early 70s. Titles include "Persecucion", "Mambo En Sax", "Novo Amanecer", "Sweet Charme", "Darkness", "Super Blues", "Blues 4", "Mi Esperanza", "Eu Vou", and "Lupita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Hank Crawford turns his back on the cover of this sweet little set from Kudu – but the groove itself is very upfront, strongly in the best mix of funky jazz and club the label had going down into the late 70s! Arrangements are by David Matthews, who keeps things lean and mean, even when the instrumentation is fairly large – and Hank's nicely burning alto is firmly in the lead, blown with a sound that echoes back to older soul jazz modes of the 60s, but which has some smoother touches overall for the 70s. The album's got plenty of keyboards from Richard Tee, plus trombone solos from Fred Wesley, flute from Jeremy Steig, and guitar from Eric Gale – plus backing vocals on some of the cuts. Titles include "Funky Pigeon", "Midnight Over Memphis", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Canadian Sunset", and "I Can't Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Flying LotusYou're Dead! (with download) ... LP
Warp, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from cosmic soul jazz to leftfield hip hop! An impressive guest roster from both realms participate – with appearances by Herbie Hancock (!!!), Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, frequent collaborator and stylistic sibling Thundercat, strings arranger Miguel Atwood Ferguson and others. Standout moments include the tracks "Tesla" and "Moment Of Hesitation", both with some incredible keyboards by Herbie Hancock, plus the uber-moody, Ennio Morricone-sampled "Turtles" – but the whole thing is great, and shows that the Flying Lotus phenomenon is still in ascension, circa 2014. Other cuts include "Cold Dead", "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar, "Dead Man's Tetris" with Snoop Dogg, "Turkey Dog Coma", "Stirring", "Obligatory Cadence", "The Protest" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Friend SoundJoyride ... LP
RCA, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound are kind of a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band stuff, but with out the skill of most jam bands. Ok, it sounds like we're talking ourselves into a corner – but the record's pretty darn compelling. It's kind of like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one, and be proud that we're just giving it a space to exist. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Gardner QuintetRhythm & Blues Dance Party ... LP
Fonet (UK), 1965. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A blazing live set from The Don Gardner Quintet – recorded live a Stockholm's Dans In in August of 1965 – and a pretty great mix of drums and organ-heavy jazz and the Rhythm & Blues Dance Party promised by the titles! The group is fantastic – with Gardner holding down on the drums and Dee Dee Ford really standout out strongly on organ – and the two also contribute some vocals. Other players include Bill Leslie and Jimmy Ricks on saxes and Nat Stokes on guitar. Guest singer Beverly Glenn contributes some great, almost show-stealing soul vocals on "Shotgun" and "Heatwave", and other numbers include "Walkin'", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Watermelon Man", "Shiny Stockings", "Julep". "I Don't Need You Anymore" and "Last Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good ... $49.99
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 a cut corner.)

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