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Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival ... LP
Bamboo, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird production touches, edgey guitar bits, and a style that's almost psychedelic-folk-jazz-disco! Birdsong's lyrics are more "out there" than ever, and there's some great spacey production that really makes the whole thing sound great – and which gives the record a very cool feel that's unlike anything else we can think of. A real lost treasure from the 70s indie underground – with titles that include "Dance Of Survival", "What's Your Sign", "Night Of The Full Moon", "Astral Walk", and "Your Smile Gave Birth To My Idea". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edwin BirdsongFuntaztik ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little club set from the enigmatic Edwin Birdsong – a artist that we first came to love for his quirky early recordings on Polydor, and his later collaborations with Roy Ayers – but who sounds equally great here in a Salsoul setting! Birdsong's always had a great talent for spinning an offbeat sort of groove – one that stretches out with unusual rhythms, funky basslines, and odder-than-usual subject matter and lyrics. And here, he's taking the smoother Salsoul sound and infusing it with some of his own offbeat phrasings – in a mode that's got some great 80s groove old school funky touches! The set includes the classic "Rapper Dapper Snapper", a tune that's got a fair bit of Roy Ayers touches in the mix – plus the tracks "Funtaztik", "Win Tonight", "Two Faced Lover", and "Fortune & Fame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some wear.)
 
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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out in this mode – moving more fully away from funky jazz, into a ream of vocal tracks that would make him one of the most unique artists of the 70s. This mid 70s period of Roy's career was remarkably fertile, creatively as well as for sheer productivity – and Tears To A Smile is one of them that shows some the most artistic growth, and also a deeper sense of soul! Features righteous cuts like "2000 Black", "Ebony Blaze", "Time & Space", and "A Tear To A Smile" – plus the mellow "Magic Lady", and a great remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersVibrations ... CD
Polydor, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused Roy Ayers sound that's totally great, and which makes the album sparkle wonderfully throughout! All aspects of Roy's talents are perfectly balanced here – his warm vocals and jazzy vibes, his uptempo grooves and mellower rhythms – played to perfection by a hip lineup of players that includes Philip Woo on electric piano, Justo Almario on tenor sax, and Steve Cobb on drums. Edwin Birdsong guests a bit on the record – bringing in a nice edge to a few tunes – the album's got a really unique dark undercurrent, even in smoother moments – that subtle Roy Ayers' approach that's always made him one of our all-time favorite artists. Titles include the wonderful jazz-tinged "Searching", a great midtempo stepper that we really love; the funky break track "The Memory", a righteous number that feels like work from earlier records; the clubby classic "One Sweet Love to Remember"; and the sweet instrumental "Vibrations", which has a mellow kickback feel! Other tunes include "Higher", "Domelo (Give It To Me)", "Baby I Need Your Love", and "Better Days". CD
Also available
Vibrations ... LP 9.99
Vibrations (Verve originals pressing) ... CD 5.99

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Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused Roy Ayers sound that's totally great, and which makes the album sparkle wonderfully throughout! All aspects of Roy's talents are perfectly balanced here – his warm vocals and jazzy vibes, his uptempo grooves and mellower rhythms – played to perfection by a hip lineup of players that includes Philip Woo on electric piano, Justo Almario on tenor sax, and Steve Cobb on drums. Edwin Birdsong guests a bit on the record – bringing in a nice edge to a few tunes – the album's got a really unique dark undercurrent, even in smoother moments – that subtle Roy Ayers' approach that's always made him one of our all-time favorite artists. Titles include the wonderful jazz-tinged "Searching", a great midtempo stepper that we really love; the funky break track "The Memory", a righteous number that feels like work from earlier records; the clubby classic "One Sweet Love to Remember"; and the sweet instrumental "Vibrations", which has a mellow kickback feel! Other tunes include "Higher", "Domelo (Give It To Me)", "Baby I Need Your Love", and "Better Days". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Vibrations ... CD 10.99
Vibrations (Verve originals pressing) ... CD 5.99

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Roy AyersVibrations (Verve originals pressing) ... CD
Polydor, 1976. Used ... $5.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused Roy Ayers sound that's totally great, and which makes the album sparkle wonderfully throughout! All aspects of Roy's talents are perfectly balanced here – his warm vocals and jazzy vibes, his uptempo grooves and mellower rhythms – played to perfection by a hip lineup of players that includes Philip Woo on electric piano, Justo Almario on tenor sax, and Steve Cobb on drums. Edwin Birdsong guests a bit on the record – bringing in a nice edge to a few tunes – the album's got a really unique dark undercurrent, even in smoother moments – that subtle Roy Ayers' approach that's always made him one of our all-time favorite artists. Titles include the wonderful jazz-tinged "Searching", a great midtempo stepper that we really love; the funky break track "The Memory", a righteous number that feels like work from earlier records; the clubby classic "One Sweet Love to Remember"; and the sweet instrumental "Vibrations", which has a mellow kickback feel! Other tunes include "Higher", "Domelo (Give It To Me)", "Baby I Need Your Love", and "Better Days". CD
Also available
Vibrations ... LP 9.99
Vibrations ... CD 10.99

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MtumeKiss This World Goodbye/In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A pair of great Mtume albums for Epic – paired up in a sweet 2CD package! Kiss This World Goodbye is early crossover set from Mtume – one that still holds onto some of the elements first forged in the spiritual jazz underground of the early 70s, yet one that also starts to showcase more of the tighter soul groove he'd burst into prominence in the early 80s! The blend is a great one, and makes the album one of Mtume's most compelling records – as even amidst some of the more grooving numbers, there's some great offbeat elements at work too – almost putting the record in the territory of work by Roy Ayers or Edwin Birdsong. The mighty Hubert Eaves contributes lots of great keyboards to the record, and famous partner Reggie Lucas plays guitar – while Mtume himself sings along with his percussion, and also gets some female vocal help from Tawatha. Titles include the sublime "The Closer I Get To You" – plus "Just Funnin", "Kiss This World Goodbye", "Love Lock", "Metal Flake Mind", and "This Is Your World". In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers is another of Mtume's sweet mellow soul records of the era – and it's a nice one! Like Norman Connors, another soul jazz drummer who decided to go for a smooth soul approach, Mtume has a nice laidback feel on here, with good jazzy production backing up a number of vocal tracks aimed at the modern soul crowd. Hubert Eaves plays some nice mellow keyboards, and Tawatha joins Mtume on vocals. Cuts include "We're Gonna Make It This Time", "So You Wanna Be A Star", "Anticipatin", "Everything Good To Me" and "You Can't Wait For Love". CD

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Ricardo & Chocolate BoogieDo It Ricardo [Roxanne's Man] (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Singh, 1985. Very Good- ... $2.99
Yet another chapter in the Roxanne saga. Produced by Edwin Birdsong, but pretty much just for Roxanne completists. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBoogie's Gonna Get Ya – Disco Boogie Delights Of Salsoul ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
Excellent work from the second chapter of Salsoul Records – that (mostly) early 80s stretch when the label was moving past the disco that first brought it fame, into a strong range of fresh club styles for the new decade! The grooves here are heavy on boogie – as you'd guess from the title – but there's also lots of funky club and 80s groove as well – and the double-length set is overflowing with great numbers that make up some of our favorite Salsoul cuts from the time. Titles include "Rapper Dapper Snapper" by Edwin Birdsong, "The Moment Of My Life (Shep Pettibone 12" ext)" by Inner Life, "I Know You Will" by Logg, "Let's Call It A Day (Tom Moulton 12" mix)" by Bernice Watkins, "Heartbreaker (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)" by Leroy Burgess, "Wish It Were Me (dub dancing)" by David Boydell, "Body To Body Boogie" by ORS, "Burning Spear" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Disco Strut (7" mix)" by Cream De Coco, "Lectric Love" by Destroyers, "You & I Together (John Morales 7" mix)" by Brenda Gooch, and "All Of My Lovin (Bert Reid 12" ext club)" by Jimmy Williams. CD

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VariousSalsoul Presents – Disco Funk Flavas ... CD
Suss'd/Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $18.99
Some of the funkiest tracks ever recorded for the mighty Salsoul label – a heady batch of groovers that have plenty of heavy bass and full-on drums! The set's a real surprise to anyone who's ever thought of Salsoul in lusher, more traditional disco terms – because the album's overflowing with massive breaks and catchy little grooves – equally appealing to fans of late 70s funk as they are listeners looking for a sweeter disco groove. Plus, many of the tracks are represented in some great mixes that bring out some of the best elements of the tunes! 2CD set features 23 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes – and titles that include "Such A Feeling (original Shep Pettibone 12")" by Aurra, "Call Me (orig 12" mix)" by Skyy, "Getaway (original 12" mix)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Sing Sing (original 12" mix)" by Gaz, "All About The Paper (Bobby DJ Guttadaro LP mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, "Funtown USA (orig 12" mix)" by Cameron, "Rapper Dapper Snapper (orig 12" mix)" by Edwin Birdsong, "Party (orig 12" mix)" by Cubby St Charles, "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (orig 12" mix)" by Rafael Cameron, "Love Having You Around (radio edit)" by First Choice, "Do It Til You're Satisfied (orig 12" mix)" by Barbara Joyce, "If You're Looking For Fun (orig 12" mix)" by Weeks & Co, and "Wide World Of Sports (LP version)" by Instant Funk. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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VariousSalsoul Presents – Disco Funk Flavas Vol 2 ... CD
Suss'd/Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
One of our favorite spots on the dancefloor – the place where disco and funk come together, making for a groove that's stronger than the sum of its parts! This collection is the second set of funk-based tracks from the legendary disco label Salsoul – and in some ways, it's even heavier than the first – overflowing with grooves we somehow overlooked, either because they're rare singles, or because they were lost amidst the bigger disco hits of the label. Whatever the case, the set's a great one – serving up a sweet blend of rare cuts, all packaged with the high level of quality we've come to expect from the Suss'd label! 2CD set features a total of 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "We Funk The Best" by BHY, "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle (12 inch mix)" by Cream De Coco, "I'm Funkin You Tonight (12 inch mix)" by Bunny Sigler, "Dance Dance Dance (12 inch mix)" by Claudja Barry, "Bumper To Bumper (12" mix)" by Avenue B Boogie Band, "Shake It (12 inch mix)" by Cubby St Charles, "Showdown (12 inch mix)" by Martha High, "Let's Turn It Out (12" mix)" by Skyy, "Voyage Of No Return" by Silvetti, "Into The Milky Way (12" mix)" by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers, "Body To Body Boogie (12" mix)" by ORS, "Cosmic Dust (inst)" by Sharon Bailey, "Today" by Ripple, "She's Wrapped Too Tight (12" mix)" by Edwin Birdsong, "Dancing Into The Stars (12" mix)" by Logg, "Tale Of Three Cities" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "Mama Won't Papa Don't (12" mix)" by Loleatta Holloway. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity (with bonus track) (Verve originals pressing) ... CD
Polydor/Verve, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! CD also includes the rare 45-only track "He Gives Us All His Love" – originally done for the movie Cold Turkey. CD
Also available Roy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #59 – Aaliyah/Kelela – Summer 2014 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The ladies take the cover this time around – with stunning cover images of both the late Aaliyah and spacey soul singer Kelela – a surprisingly modern pairing for the magazine we initially turned to for old school grooves! Yet Wax Poetics continues to evolve strongly in the 21st Century – as yesterdays' present becomes today's past – evidenced here by a strong lineup of features that also look at Edwin Birdsong, Chromeo, Badbadnotgood, Jimmy Jam, Rinder & Lewis, Terry Reid, Blu, Doug Shorts, and the legendary club scene at the Continental Baths! Full color, with loads of great images that are as striking as the heavy text. Magazine

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✨✧ VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol 4 – Light My Fire ... LP
Motor (Germany), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The turning point volume in the Mojo Club series – and the volume in which the groove really began to open up into the fantastic mix of styles that's made the series famous! The collection features 14 great tracks that shouldn't sound great together, but they do – a really amazing array of different music from different scenes – put together with a strong sense of panache, and running for much longer than any American compilations of this nature (if there's any that could ever match up!) Titles include "Zazueira" by Elis Regina, "Jimmy Jean" by Ellen McIlwaine, "Pretty Brown Skin" by Edwin Birdsong, "Hold Out Your Hand" by Karin Krog, "Use It Or Lose It" by Gotham, "Try To Relax" by Ballinjack, "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Balanca Pema" by Ronald Mesquita, "Oba La Vem Ela" by Jorge Ben, "Dyambo" by Hugh Masekela, and "Easin In" by Edwin Starr. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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