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Average White BandAll The Pieces – The Complete Studio Recordings 1973 to 2003 (19CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 19CD ... $59.99
A huge run of funky soul from The Average White Band – a group who were already well above average at the start, then just got better and better as their music grew during the 70s! The package is the first we've ever seen to honor the group in this way – and includes all their important studio albums, plus lesser-known gems from later years – and 2CDs' worth of rare material too – all in a box with a special 52 page book! Albums include Show Your Hand, How Sweet Can You Get, Average White Band, Put It Where You Want It, Cut The Cake, Soul Searching, Person To Person, Benny & Us, Warmer Communications, Feel No Fret, Shine, Volume VIII, Cupid's In Fashion, Aftershock, Soul Tattoo, and Living In Colour – plus those 2CDs of bonus alternates and rarities! 197 tracks in all – and very nicely done. CD

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Mark Bolan & T RexLive 1997 ... CD
Demon/Edsel (UK), 1977. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Booker T & The MGsGreen Onions/Soul Dressing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1962/1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Two classic albums from these Stax Records legends – with bonus tracks too! First up is Green Onions – a legendary album of Memphis soul – and a full length set that helped redefine the sound of instrumental music in the 60s! The record's a monumental follow-up to Booker T & The MGs' huge hit single "Green Onions" – an extremely seductive organ-based instrumental that the band cooked up while just messing around in the studio – and it's filled with other organ-heavy grooves played by this tight Memphis quartet – a group who were just starting out at this point, but already had a sound that's unlike anyone else! The work of Booker T is especially nice – Hammond with a bit more punch than other combos of this nature – backed by some wicked guitar from Steve Cropper, bass from Lewis Steinberg, and drums from Al Jackson. The set features a nice mix of covers and original tunes – with titles that include "Green Onions", "I Got A Woman", "Twist & Shout", "Lonely Avenue", "Comin Home Baby", "Mo Onions", "Behave Yourself", and "Rinky Dink". Soul Dressing is a great little record from Booker T and group – often overlooked amidst the range between Green Onions and Melting Pot, but a very strong album of soulful Memphis instrumentals all the way through! Book's organ is bubbling hot, and the band's tight rhythm style works in a perfect laid-back mode to push the group way past the stock grooves of earlier albums – thanks to great work from the rest of the combo too. There's some mighty nice rhythm changes on this one, and a good range of non-pop tunes like "Night Owl Walk", "Chinese Checkers", "Soul Dressing", "Tic Tac Toe", "Outrage", "Home Grown", "Big Train", "Jelly Bread", and "Plum Nellie". Features 2 bonus tracks – "MG Party" and "Terrible Thing". CD

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EndFrom Beginning To End (4CD set) ... CD
Decca/Edsel (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $22.99
A much-needed collection of work from The End – an ultra-hip British group who issued one famous album for Decca, with production from Bill Wyman, and a sound that's gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years – finally heard here in the full scope of all the other material they recorded back in the late 60s! The package features that legendary record – Introspection – but it also includes a huge amount of other tracks from the time – not just demos, but other studio recordings, rare singles, and a lot more – much of which only ever saw the light of day in later years, on brief vinyl-only issues in the 90s – which makes most of the music here a CD debut for the group! The core sound has a compressed vibe that's a perfect blend of budding psychedelia with tighter beat group energy – with a quality that's almost funky at times, and which definitely places The End strongly in freakbeat territory on many of these tracks. There's great use of organ, lots of fuzzy guitar, and plenty of super-heavy drums that add a groove while underscoring the sinister sound of the group's vocals too. The box features 61 tracks in all, and comes with a heavy booklet of notes – and titles include "It Won't Be Long", "I Can't Get Any Joy", "Mistress Bean", "Tears Will Be The Only Answer", "Cardboard Watch", "What Does It Feel Like", "She Said Yeah", "Loving Sacred Loving", "We've Got It Made", "Yo Yo", "For Eleanor", "My Friend", "Smartypants", "Mirror", "Bypass The Bypass", "Little Annie", "Morning Dew", and "The Fly". CD

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Edsel (UK), 1976. New Copy CD & DVD ... $18.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". CD also features three killer bonus tracks – a stunning early 1973 version of "Fly Like An Eagle", a great demo titled "Take The Joker & Run", and "Rock N Me 76 Slow", which is a nicely fresh version of the tune. Plys, the package also features a DVD with 22 tracks from a 2005 Shoreline Amphitheater concert by Steve Miller – and a bonus documentary on the making of the album, and bonus 5.1 surround sound mix of the album! CD

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Labi SiffreCrying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
Spare genius from the legendary Labi Siffre – a record without categorization, and one that sits beautifully between soul, folk, and singer-songwriter styles of the early 70s! The record balances perfectly between simple tunes that just feature voice and guitar, and more complicated ones that use subtle strings, electric keys, and other orchestrations behind Labi's vocals – never too much, but just enough to give the tunes a hipper, sometimes slightly more grooving feel – in a mode that's somewhere in the territory of Terry Callier from the time, but very much its own sound altogether! This one's incredibly hard to peg – but well worth seeking out, and a tremendous bit of work from an artist who's unfortunately mostly remember these days for just a few famous break tracks – and not his sublime sense of songwriting! Titles include "Love Oh Love Oh Love", "Crying Laughing Loving Lying", "My Song", "Hotel Room Song", "Blue Lady", "Gimme Some More", and "It Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Labi SiffreCrying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Spare genius from the legendary Labi Siffre – a record without categorization, and one that sits beautifully between soul, folk, and singer-songwriter styles of the early 70s! The record balances perfectly between simple tunes that just feature voice and guitar, and more complicated ones that use subtle strings, electric keys, and other orchestrations behind Labi's vocals – never too much, but just enough to give the tunes a hipper, sometimes slightly more grooving feel – in a mode that's somewhere in the territory of Terry Callier from the time, but very much its own sound altogether! This one's incredibly hard to peg – but well worth seeking out, and a tremendous bit of work from an artist who's unfortunately mostly remember these days for just a few famous break tracks – and not his sublime sense of songwriting! Titles include "Love Oh Love Oh Love", "Crying Laughing Loving Lying", "My Song", "Hotel Room Song", "Blue Lady", "Gimme Some More", and "It Must Be Love". CD features 8 bonus tracks – including "To Find Love", "Watch Me", "You Make It Easy", "Good Old Days", "Pristine Verses", "Oh Me Oh My Mr City Goodbye", and "For The Lovin". CD
Also available Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Labi SiffreFor The Children (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that great blend of acoustic guitar and flanged-out vocals that made Siffre's 70s work so great – a sound that's slightly aligned with the groove of Gilbert O'Sullivan, but a bit more soul based overall. There's a subdued sense of drama here on the best tunes – one that puts them over earnestly without going too far over the top – and slight electric touches spice things up a bit, and point towards funkier work to come. Titles include "Someday", "Children Of Children", "Entertainment Value", "Somesay", "Odds & Ends", "Let's Pretend", and "If You Have Faith". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Children (with bonus track) ... CD 16.99

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Labi SiffreFor The Children (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A really wonderful album from singer/songwriter Labi Siffre – a set that has him exploring a few more righteous themes than before, but still mostly stepping along in that more compressed pop of his earliest albums! The tunes are catchy, compelling, and done in that great blend of acoustic guitar and flanged-out vocals that made Siffre's 70s work so great – a sound that's slightly aligned with the groove of Gilbert O'Sullivan, but a bit more soul based overall. There's a subdued sense of drama here on the best tunes – one that puts them over earnestly without going too far over the top – and slight electric touches spice things up a bit, and point towards funkier work to come. Titles include "Someday", "Children Of Children", "Entertainment Value", "Somesay", "Odds & Ends", "Let's Pretend", and "If You Have Faith". CD features the bonus track "So What". CD
Also available For The Children (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Labi SiffreLabi Siffre (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The first ever album from Labi Siffre – and the brilliant start of a short but great run of excellent records from the early 70s! Siffre's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – partly the compressed, clever modes of more popular singer-songwriters of his era – but also here a much more personal style, and one that's often got a fair bit of jazzy inflections in the vocals. You might be tempted to call the work "folksy soul", given some of its ties to the acid folk years in the UK, but there's a much more personally grounded style in Siffre's work than most of his contemporaries – a positive, progressive approach to the music that goes beyond genre in its expression of a personal vision. Tracks here are a bit shorter than some of Siffre's other records, but sometimes sound even better in their simplicity – and most numbers also feature a bit of light arrangements by Ian Green alongside Labi's acoustic guitar and vocals. Titles include "You & I Should Be Together", "I Don't Know What's Happened To The Kids Today", "I Love You", "A Little More Line", "River", "Love Song For Someone", and "Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album

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Labi SiffreSinger & The Song (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
EMI/Edsel (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
An incredible record from Labi Siffre – spare, simple, and totally beautiful – in a space beyond category! The album is the sort that should have been a real standout in the 70s – early work by one of the freshest songwriters to hit the British scene, sung in a style that's a bit jazzy, a bit soulful – with playful inflections that never get in the way of the beautiful lyrics at all. Labi's got a unique blend of modes here that ranks with a rare few in music – Terry Callier, Joni Mitchell, and a few other beyond-category artists from the same generation. The whole thing's extremely beautiful – and Labi's voice and guitar are backed by some subtle arrangements that shade in the bottom with electric keys, a bit of bass, spare strings – and sometimes nothing at all! Titles include "Thank You Lucky Star", "Bless The Telephone", "There's Nothing In The World Like Love", "You're Lovely", "A Number Of Words", "Who Do You See", "Not So Long Ago", "Relax", and "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album

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T RexUnchained – Home Recordings & Studio Outtakes (8CD set & book) ... CD
Edsel (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 8CD ... $69.99
A beautiful package that brings together all the many volumes of home recordings done by Marc Bolan during the 70s – titles that were issued individually as the Unchained series, but which look even better here in this complete package, which comes with a huge LP-styled book! The 8CD collection features 184 tracks in all – home demos, alternate takes, abandoned songs, and unfinished recordings – all providing a great document of the genius of Marc Bolan that goes way past his famous T Rex albums, and which shows that he still had a hell of a lot to give us, had he not departed the planet at an early age in 1977. The package comes with a revised book of notes from Bolan biographer Mark Paytress – and given the amount of music, the collection is one hell of a deal! CD

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YardbirdsRoger The Engineer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edsel (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
If you ever needed a record to convince you that The Yardbirds are pure genius, this one is it! Roger The Engineer captures all that was great about the group at their start – their sharp guitars, their undeniable wit, and that really special way they had of turning their bluesy inspirations into something completely new and different for the mod 60s scene! Jeff Beck is amazing on guitar – and the set's one of those that will have you go "oh yeah, that's why he was so important" – setting fire to the rest of the group, who themselves explode in ways that are mindblowing – and the whole thing's a blueprint for countless records to come from other artists who never got things this right. Titles include "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago", "Over Under Sideways Down", "Lost Women", "The Nazz Are Blue", "Jeff's Boogie", "What Do You Want", "He's Always There", "Turn Into Earth", and "Pyscho Daisies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – in brilliant mono!)

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✨✧ ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You/The Articulate Artistics ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 rare albums by this great Chicago soul group! The Artistics were one of the city's first big soul groups after the Impressions, and they honed their skills on the Okeh label, then moved over to Brunswick for some bigger hits. This nice set brings together 2 of their rare Brunswick albums – the more obscure I'm Gonna Miss You, and the semi-hit album The Articulate Artistics. The group had a great talent for mixing sweeter tracks with more uptempo ones – as you'll hear on the mix of tracks that includes "Sweeter Than Sugar", "There Is No Sadness", "On & On", "That's What My Lady Says", "Girl I Need You", "Hard To Carry On", "Man With Feeling", "Hope We Have", "Love Song", "The Other Side Of Sadness", and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Norma JeanNorma Jean (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bearsville/Edsel (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The one-and-only solo vehicle we've ever seen by Norma Jean – which is a shame, because a strong one! Norma Jean Wright was one of the singers in Chic – the super-huge pop-disco combo led by Bernie Edwards and Nile Rogers – and show broke off from Chic shortly just a year or so after their debut busted out so big. This solo album was actually issued during the height of the group's fame, and it's got a lot of elements of Chic's style – but also more of a straighter soul edge. Tracks are a bit less glossy, though, and Norma goes for more of straight up soulful sound on number of tracks and reaches it! Titles include "I Believe In You", "Saturday", "This Is The Love", "Having A Party", "Sorcerer" and "So I Get Hurt". This 2011 CD edition features 7 bonus tracks – including "Sorcerer (12" Mix)", "Having A Party (Extended Mix)", "Saturday (Single Mix)", "High Society (Extended Version)" and "Hold Me Lonely Boy". CD

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✨✧ Billy PaulWhen Love Is New ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Billy – not his most famous album, but filled with some obscure treasures that really stand out in his work – and the stellar Philadelphia International label! The record's got a tight Gamble/Huff sound – moving very much into the Philly modern style that would dominate the end of the 70s – appropriate that they'd set the pace so well for this album, the fifth LP to arrive on the Philadelphia International label. Includes an extended mellow love suite that includes the cuts "When Love Is New", "I Want'Cha Baby", and "Let's Make A Baby" – some of Billy's sweetest songs ever. Those are preceded by the nearly as great "America (We Need The Light)", "Let The Dollar Circulate", and "People Power". A real gem! CD

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✨✧ Buddy Guy & Junior Wells/Muddy WatersDrinkin TNT N Smokin Dynamite/Messin With The Blues (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Blind Pig/Edsel (UK), 1974. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
A CD and a DVD – both with vintage Chicago blues performances! First up is the CD Drinkin TNT & Smokin Dynamite from Buddy Guy and Junior Wells – a smoking live performance from these two Chicago blues legends – recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, but with a gritty electric vibe that's very much like the duo's best work back home! The approach is very stripped-down and unadorned – just vocals by both Guy and Wells – with Buddy on guitar and Junior on harmonica – plus additional piano from Pinetop Perkins, and even the mighty Bill Wyman on bass. Wyman produced the set – very faithfully too – and titles include "How Can One Woman Be So Mean", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "My Younger Days", "Messin With The Kid", and "Ten Years Ago". Next up is a DVD of another performance from the same festival – featuring Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, joined by Muddy Waters – still in the same tight combo with Pinetop Perkins on piano and Bill Wyman on bass. Titles include "Hoodoo Man Blues", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Got My Mojo Workin", "Mannish Boy", "The Same Thing", and "Messin With The Kid". DVD also features bonus interviews by Bill Wyman – with Muddy Waters and Big Bill Morganfield. CD

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✨✧ Boz ScaggsBoz Scaggs (1969 version/1977 version) ... CD
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever solo set from the great Boz Scaggs – done after a few key early performances with The Steve Miller Band – and with a style that's even more soulful than some of Scaggs' later work! The style us unabashedly soul-based – as the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with Duane Allman on dobro and Eddie Hinton on guitar – in a mode that's more Stax Records than the smoother groove of any of Boz's bigger hits of the 70s – even though those are pretty darn great too! The shift from Bay Area to southern soul is a great one for the singer – who really shines on titles that include "Waiting For A Train", "Loan Me A Dime", "I'm Easy", "I'll Be Long Gone", and "Now You're Gone". Great 2CD set – which includes the original 1969 mix, and the 1977 mix that was issued after Scaggs' bigger fame. CD
 
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Dee Dee BridgewaterRed Earth – A Malian Journey ... CD
Universal, 2007. Used ... $6.99
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater's jazz roots – but that sound is augmented strongly by the additional singers and musicians – in a mix of jazz and Mali musics that comes off surprisingly well. There's hardly any of the overdone cliches that you might expect from such a record – and Dee Dee herself seems creatively re-ignited in the setting – singing with a sense of freedom and exploration we haven't heard in a long long time, and which is a great reminder of why we've always stood by her over the years. Guest artists include Toumani Diabate, Kasse Mady Dibate, Zoumana Tereta, Baba Sissoko, and Oumou Sangare – and the jazz side of the music is handled quite strongly by pianist Edsel Gomez and bassist Ira Coleman. Titles include "Afro Blue", "Bad Spirits", "Dee Dee", "Mama Don't Ever Go Away", "Footprints", "No More", "Four Women", "The Griots", and "Oh My Love". Also features 3 Parisian tracks too – "Compared To What", "Red Earth", and "Meanwhile". CD

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterRed Earth – A Malian Journey (Canadian pressing) ... CD
Universal (Canada), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater's jazz roots – but that sound is augmented strongly by the additional singers and musicians – in a mix of jazz and Mali musics that comes off surprisingly well. There's hardly any of the overdone cliches that you might expect from such a record – and Dee Dee herself seems creatively re-ignited in the setting – singing with a sense of freedom and exploration we haven't heard in a long long time, and which is a great reminder of why we've always stood by her over the years. Guest artists include Toumani Diabate, Kasse Mady Dibate, Zoumana Tereta, Baba Sissoko, and Oumou Sangare – and the jazz side of the music is handled quite strongly by pianist Edsel Gomez and bassist Ira Coleman. Titles include "Afro Blue", "Bad Spirits", "Dee Dee", "Mama Don't Ever Go Away", "Footprints", "No More", "Four Women", "The Griots", and "Oh My Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Red Earth – A Malian Journey ... CD 6.99
 
 
 



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