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✨✧ Thievery CorporationRadio Retaliation ... LP
ESL, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... 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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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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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Leslie Butler Plus 3We've Only Just Begun ... LP
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A sweet piano album with a very groovy feel – one cut by Jamaican pianist Leslie Butler, but in a mode that's got this free-floating approach to jazz! The album features a small group – just Butler's quartet, with flute and tenor from Carlton Samuels – but there's this slightly lush feel to the record, in the way the music moves with these moody, dark currents that really echo the album's cover – Leslie on the piano bringing forth notes with full tones, but in this slow-moving way that's really mellow, yet still plenty darn soulful too. The vibe is a bit like the Young/Holt records on Brunswick, but a bit more mellow overall – and Samuels' flute is especially nice, and really rings out strongly alongside the piano. Titles include "Evil Ways", "Shaft", "Aquarius", "Booty Butt", "Funky Miracle", "We've Only Just Begun", "Love Story", and "Ever Constant Sea". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff (180 gram 2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Trojan/Caroline (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $41.99
A seminal self-titled set from Jimmy Cliff – one of the singer's first full albums – presented here in a package issued by Trojan Records from earlier Jamaican sides produced with Leslie Kong! Cliff is already a giant at this point – singing with a far-reaching soulfulness that goes way beyond simple reggae modes that mindblowing sound that made him one of the first true international stars to burst forth from the Kingston scene – with a quality that's sometimes strong enough to rival American soul giants like Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye! This deep soul influence comes through even more beautifully here on these early tracks – on hits that include "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World Beautiful People" – plus the titles "Vietnam", "Hard Road To Travel", "Sufferin In The Land", "Time Will Tell", and "Come Into My Life". 2LP pressing is filled with bonus tracks – with a total of 25 titles in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl pressing!)

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George ClintonR&B Skeletons In The Closet ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good ... $9.99
We kept hoping and hoping throughout the 80s that Clinton would get back into the funk of things, but it seems he never quite hit his stride, with the exception of the "Atomic Dog". And though we can't hold this up anywhere near his best work, it's a reasonably solid effort, given that we're now looking back on those 80s keyboard sounds, cheesy drum machines and bass heavy grooves with a bit more fondness these days. By this point, his band included former Headhunter Blackbyrd McKnight and former JB's Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, plus the inimitable Bootsy Collins, and they cut seven grooves for you here, including "Electric Pygmies", "Do Fries Go With That Shake?" and the "Mix Master Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth, sly, slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the die-cut glasses.)

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Leslie Drayton Orchestra with Barbara MorrisonLove Is A Four Letter Word ... LP
Esoteric, 1984. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Kind of an underground sleeper here in Chicago, mostly for the jazzy steppers sound of the best tracks on the record. The band's a jazz orchestra fronted by Leslie Drayton, but the real charm of the record is the vocals by Barbara Morrison. She sings nicely and jazzily on the band's stepping arrangements on the tracks "Stormy Monday", "Love Is A Four Letter Word", and "You Ain't Gonna Keep Me Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Lesley GoreI'll Cry If I Want To ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Good+ ... $2.99
A wonderful early album from Lesley Gore – and a set that's got a lot more to offer than just the famous title track! Lesley's just a young gal at this time, but she sings in this lusty, personal style that's a lot richer than most female pop of the period – and which also shows the way that, during the mid 60s, there was a gentle blurring of the line between soul and rock, especially in material of this nature. Gore has a way of making the tunes hit home with her honesty and easygoing range – even when the numbers are familiar – and arrangements by the great Claus Ogerman also keep things fresher than the usual pop pap. Titles include "It's My Party", "Just Let Me Cry", "I Would", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "The Party's Over", "No More Tears", and "Cry Me A River". Pretty weepy themes – but a much wider range of presentation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Also available I'll Cry If I Want To ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ JB Hutto & The New HawksSlideslinger (Varrick) ... LP
Varrick, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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!)

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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 24.99
Food For Thought ... LP 21.99

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
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
(Great pressing – with heavy tip-on cover!)
Also available
Food For Thought ... LP 9.99
Food For Thought ... LP 24.99

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good- ... $24.99
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.)
Also available
Food For Thought ... LP 9.99
Food For Thought ... LP 21.99

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Lennie KeslWalkin' On Air ... LP
Revelation, 1979. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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(Cover appears to have been signed and drawn on by the artist.)

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Elvis Presley50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong – Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... $7.99
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(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Elvis PresleyDate With Elvis ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
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(Original mono pressing, catalog number LPM 2011. Cover has a "Never Before on LP" sticker, taped seams with some pen and wear.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis – Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite ... LP
RCA, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Quadradisc pressing in the die-cut cover, with printed inner sleeves.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis (1956) ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $16.99
Titles include "Rip It Up", "Paralyzed", "Old Shep", "Ready Teddy", "So Glad You're Mine", "Long Tall Sally", and "First In Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s black label "staggard" stereo pressing with deep groove, cover has catalog # LSP-1382 (e).)

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Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed 2LP ... $19.99
A really unique moment in pop music history – tracks recorded in a 1973 stretch when Elvis Presley was working at the legendary Stax Records studios in Memphis – home to a huge amount of great soul and funk over the years, and a place where Presley cut some of his best studio work of the 70s! The original masters were issued in a very unassuming way – spread out over a number of albums, and presented in a way that virtually ignored this key criss-crossing of Memphis sounds – but this excellent package finally does the sessions some justice – by bringing them together with proper studio and recording details, as a very unified studio album from Elvis! The music isn't as funk or soul-based as you might expect – although there are a few soulful tunes in the set – and the musicians are more the usual bag backing Presley, instead of Stax giants, like The Bar-Kays – but the quality of the work is undeniable, and it's finally great to get a proper picture of the Stax sessions like this. Titles include "Promised Land", "Raised On Rock", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "I've Got A Thing About You Baby", "Help Me", "It's Midnight (take 7", "My Boy (take 1)", "Three Corn Patches (take 14)", "Find Out What's Happening (takes 7 & 8)", "You Asked Me To (take 3A)", "Spanish Eyes (take 2)", "Talk About The Good Times (take 3)", "For Ol Times Sake (take 4)", and "Loving Arms (take 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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