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CameoUgly Ego/Secret Omen ... CD
Chocolate City/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of killers from Cameo – both from their legendary late 70s run! Ugly Ego is one of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! Secret Omen is a sweet stunner from Cameo – a set that's got the group working with an even tighter, more on the money sound than before – yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial! These guys were one of the first to push the big ensemble funk sound into a leaner approach, and they really live up to that legacy here – impeccably fusing bass, drums, and everything else together – in a groove that lived far beyond disco, really influenced both hip hop and house, and which makes the album one of their real lasting treasures. Groovers include "Macho", "Find My Way", "Energy", and "I Just Want To Be" – and the album also includes the guitar-funk jammer "The Rock", and the stellar stepper "Sparkle" – which is one of our favorite Cameo cuts ever! CD

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Joe Haider/Fritz Pauer/Horace ParlanEgo Recordings Vol 3 (Reconciliation/Katzenvilla/Water Plants/One For Wilton) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $44.99
Four ultra-rare records – all brought together in one incredible CD set – the third collection to document the brilliant sounds of Germany's Ego Recordings label from the 70s! First up is the album Reconciliation from Joe Haider – one of the 70s gems on the mighty German Ego label – an incredible small company who seemed to put out nothing but excellent music! The set's led by pianist Joe Haider, and features a quintet with Andy Scherrer on tenor and soprano sax, Ack Van Rooyen on flugelhorn, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Todd Canedy on drums – all of them together welling up as way more than the sum of their parts, and cooking up an amazingly soulful set of tunes! There's bits of modal and American 70s spiritual soul jazz in the set – all played with a proud and buoyant style that unfolds majestically through the course of the album, never faltering in its vision or creativity. A under-acknowledged gem, with tracks that include "Mas De Serles", "Magdalena", "Reconciliation", "Crossover", and "Spanish Groove". Katzenvilla features the amazing trio of pianist Joe Haider, bassist Isla Eckinger, and drummer Pierre Favre – three very individual musicians who come together here as a group, but still retain a lot of their special energy! Haider's a lot more dynamic than usual – still with warm chords on the piano, but also some sharper edges – which seem pushed on by Favre's deft drum work, and his flowing sense of both melody and rhythm at the same moment. Eckinger's bass has these deep, soulful currents that we always love – and really grounds the whole thing in a wonderful way – on titles that include "Capricorn", "My Little Darling", "And Now", "Katzenvilla", and "Fate Of A Child" – all originals by Haider! Pianist Fritz Pauer steps out on Water Plants – a trio date that's got a lot more warmth and soul than some of the musician's previous work from the German scene – a beautiful little session that balances the deep bass work of Isla Eckinger and the subtle drums of Billy Brooks. There's a loose, lyrical vibe to the record that shows a side of Pauer we might not have expected – and Fritz wrote some wonderful tunes for the album, including "Water Plants", "Sagittarius", "Tribal Dance", "For La Rives", and "Autumn Evening". Last up is One For Wilton – one of the hippest later albums from pianist Horace Parlan – a set recorded with the saxophonist Wilton Gaynair, who'd contributed heavily to the UK scene in the late 50s/early 60s, then made great waves in Germany during the 70s! The set features Wilton on tenor and soprano sax, Parlan on piano, and great rhythms from Isla Eckinger on bass and Billie Brooks on drums – all coming together with a sense of warmth and imagination that's completely sublime – much richer than some of Gaynair's other performances from the 70s, and with a sense of flow and soul that makes the album one of Parlan's best. Titles include "Billie's Bossa", "One For Wilton", "Shade", "Firm Roots", and "Pananika". All albums come in tiny LP-style covers, and the box also features a bookle of notes! CD

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InternetEgo Death ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks and the sorts of catchy elements that are bound to make the group huge in coming years! There's a crispy, crackling sound in the rhythms all the way through – but never in a too-abstract level, as some more sci-fi oriented artists can hit – and although the record features guest work from Janelle Monae, Tyler The Creator, and a few other stars – we actually love the group's own core performances the best. Titles include "Get Away", "Under Control", "Gabby", "Go With It", "Girl", "Special Affair", "Something's Missing", "Partners In Crime (part 3)", and "Penthouse Cloud". CD
Also available Ego Death (with download) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ InternetEgo Death (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks and the sorts of catchy elements that are bound to make the group huge in coming years! There's a crispy, crackling sound in the rhythms all the way through – but never in a too-abstract level, as some more sci-fi oriented artists can hit – and although the record features guest work from Janelle Monae, Tyler The Creator, and a few other stars – we actually love the group's own core performances the best. Titles include "Get Away", "Under Control", "Gabby", "Go With It", "Girl", "Special Affair", "Something's Missing", "Partners In Crime (part 3)", and "Penthouse Cloud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)
Also available Ego Death ... CD 11.99

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Tony Williams LifetimeEgo ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used ... $7.99
One of the last completely intense albums from Tony Williams' Lifetime group – a slightly changed lineup from the original trio – one that includes guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Don Alias and Warren Smith. The group still features some searing organ work from Larry Young (recording here as Khalid Yasin), but the overall sound is also a bit spacier, and even more percussion-driven than before. Dunbar's tripped-out guitar is a nice change from the more rock-focused sound of John McLaughlin on earlier records – and he seems to free the players from their fuzzed out sound, and let them hit some nicely organic moments. Titles include "Clap City", "There Comes A Time", "Two Worlds", "Some Hip Drum Sh!t", "Lonesome Wells" and "The Urchin's Of Shermese". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ De La SoulEgo Trippin part 2 (radio, orig inst, LA Jay radio, gumbo funk rmx)/Ego Trippin part 3 (egoristic radio & inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)
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Benny BaileyBig Brass ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... $7.99
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American expatriot, recording for European labels like Ego and MPS. This rare early session is one of the few recorded for the super-hip Candid label – and it features Bailey's trumpet at the head of a tight combo that includes Phil Woods on alto sax and bass clarinet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and rhythm from Buddy Catlett on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Despite the "big brass" title, there's no horn section here – and instead, most of the numbers have that sharp-edged modern sound we associate with Candid – with Watkins horn being the only other brass instrument, alongside the lighter lines of Woods and Spann. Titles include "Hard Sock Dance", "Tipsy", "Please Say Yes", and "Maud's Mood". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beach BoysPet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (4CDs/Blu-ray/book) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. New Copy 4CD & Blu-ray ... $72.99 79.99
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a heck of a lot over the years! Brian Wilson busted his ass making this little gem – and the rest of the world, and the band, were never the same again – awash in harmonies that most other groups tried to match, set to themes of young loss, longing, and frustration that really mark an emotional development – not just in the Beach Boys, but in pop music in general. And although some of the tracks are ones you've heard a million times on oldies stations, they somehow resonate together much more strongly here – taking on new meaning as the smaller elements of each song come into constellation with each other – creating a complicated tapestry of feelings set to near-godlike orchestrations. Titles include "God Only Knows", "Caroline No", "Pet Sounds", "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "You Still Believe In Me". Amazing book-style version – comes in a hardcover book, with 48 pages of notes and photos! Includes 4CDs – CD1 features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus 2 promo spots for "Caroline No", unused background vocals for "Don't Talk", and the track "Hang On To Your Ego". CD2 features 27 tracks from the Pet Sound Sessions. CD3 features 8 more Sessions tracks – and 16 more Alternate Versions – different mixes and speeds of tracks on the album. CD4 features 11 unreleased live versions of songs from the album – recorded from the late 60s through the early 80s – plus 11 more instrumental versions of the songs – and "Good Vibrations (master track with partial vocal). Blu-Ray disc features 5.1 Surround Sound mono, stereo, and stereo instrumental versions – plus additonal album material in 5.1 Surround and stereo. CD
(In a hardbound book!)
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Pet Sounds – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD set – mono/stereo/live/instrumental) ... CD 19.99
Pet Sounds (mono) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandMore Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. Used ... $13.99
A seminal session from one of the greatest large groups ever! This one captures the Clarke-Boland ensemble at the peak of their creativity – swinging hard in that tight firey way that was virtually their trademark during the late 60s. The players are a top-shelf mix of European and American jazz legends – coming together without ego, without attitude, and having a hell of a time working through groundbreaking arrangements from leader Francy Boland. Soloists include Sahib Shihab, Tony Coe, Dusko Goykovich, Ronnie Scott, Jimmy Woode, and Benny Bailey – and the tracks are all short, but swing like a mofo, with plenty of solo action in the mix. Titles include "Love For Sale", "November Girl", "All Through The Night", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", and "Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schon". CD

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ClipseLord Willin' (7 x 7 inch white vinyl box set – with bonus track) ... 7-inch
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 7 x 7-inch (reissue)... $44.99 49.98
The modern classic by Clipse – in a 7 X 7" box set! and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an early production peak. The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD and their more pop-oriented productions. We thought from the first needle drop that this was a record we'd be able to come back to for years and years and years, and that indeed holds true! Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. Also includes the bonus Selector remix of "Grindin'" w/ Sean Paul, Bless, Kardinall Offishall, NORE, Baby & Lil' Wayne. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl limited edition of 1000!)

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El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels (colored vinyl – with patch, poster and download) ... LP
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
El-P and Killer Mike finally deliver a killer duo record! We knew that this one would be a win, considering how great the El-P produced RAP Music album by Killer Mike turned out to be, how versatile the El-P futuristic production vibe is and how timelessly inventive each rapper is on their own. They didn't team-up to coast on their reputations, though, as Run The Jewels is nearly as great as anything either one has done in the preceding couple of years. Includes "Run The Jewels", "Banana Clipper" feat Big Boi, "DDFH, "Sea Legs", "No Come Down", "Get It", "Twin Hype Back" feat Prince Paul as his Handsome Boy alter-ego Chest Rockwell, "A Christmas F**king Miracle" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl. Comes with poster, patch & download code.)

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✨✧ John FaheyVoice Of The Turtle ... LP
Takoma, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the best of John Fahey's Takoma records of the late 60s – and made up of some great Fahey recordings that he made with other musicians – including some great ones with Fahey accompanied by his alter ego Blind Joe Death! Some of the tracks are folk & blues guitar tunes that are as easygoing and charming as they are adventurous – and others go into more of spooky Eastern raga inspired direction – and some tunes do both! Includes "Bottleneck Blues", "Bill Cheatum", "Lewisdale Blues", "Bean Vine Blues", "A Raga Called Pat Part III", "A Raga Called Pat Part IV", "Train", "Je Ne Me Suis Reveillais Matin Pas En May", "The Story Of Dorothy Gooch Part I", "Nine-Pound Hammer" and "Lonesome Valley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and gold label pressing, with original booklet attached inside the gatefold – in beautiful shape!)

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Kaytronik (Karizma)Thee Album ... LP
R2 (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 24.99
Dynamic sounds from Kaytronik – Karizma's alter ego, working here in a sound that's got all the sharp, angular grooves you might expect – but maybe a bit of a cosmic vibe as well! The tracks have elements that definitely show their Baltimore roots, but also take off to the skies a bit more than some of Karizma's music – with nicely spacey touches around the edges, and almost a sci-fi sort of vibe in the forward, direct cascade of the keyboards, basslines, and beats! Titles include "It's Your Life", "Boy", "Renegade Ha", "Nice Mutha", "Do It", "Ain't No", "Dust Yourself Off", "State We In", "Quiet Places In My Head (part 1)", and "Forever Grateful". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LeadersUnforseen Blessings ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the strongest albums from the Leaders sextet – an ensemble that features 6 of America's best left-of-center players of the time – all of them leaders of their own groups, putting aside ego to come together beautifully here! The set features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Blythe on alto, Chico Freeman on tenor and soprano, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Don Moye on percussion – all jamming to a set of original tunes that vary between longer numbers and shorter bits that are interspersed between the tracks – a balance that further underscores the creativity of the players. Titles include "Lucia", "Now A Moment", "Heaven Dance", "Peacemaker", "The Search", "Lightish", and "Sun Percussion Six". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sabir Mateen/Sirone/Andrew BarkerInfinite Flowers (clear orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), 2008. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful trio, and one with a vibe that takes us back to the loft jazz scene in New York during the 70s – with a loose, open quality that's really wonderful – as the trio builds up their sound through very sensitive interplay – never letting ego get in the way of their performance as a group, yet still allowing for plenty of space for individual improvisation as well! Sabir Mateen is wonderful throughout – blowing in this strongly spiritual mode in tenor, with a quality that rivals his performances on the Eremite label – and bassist Sirone has this commanding tone that's still incredible after all these years – alongside sensitive work on drums from Andrew Barker, who also recorded the session. Titles include "Infinite" and "Flowers" – each of which take up a side of the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing.)

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Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $6.99
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing.)

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Monday MichiruPortraits In Time – 2002 to 2013 ... CD
Adventure, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 15.99
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together music from some of Monday's smaller label and under-distributed titles – including a number of import-only selections, a few collaborations with other artists, and a really wonderful array of tunes that show just how much Michiriu has grown since she first started out! Monday hit some great fame in the mid 90s in Japan – but during recent years, she's been living in the US mostly, and really working on her craft away from the limelight – opening up with expressive jazz inflections that rival some of her best inspirations of previous decades, while still holding onto the richly soulful power that brought her some strong early attention. If you've missed hearing Monday at all, this set is a great introduction – and even if you've followed her as closely as we have, we'll bet that there's some tracks here you might not have in your collection. 23 tracks in all – including "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Mi Vida", "Sometimes", "One (Alter Ego version)", "Generations", "Epiphany", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Nexus Interlude", "Hung Up", "Genetic Imprints", "Just Be Good To Me", "No Matter What", "Belle O Byron Bay (Bluey mix)", "No Answer", "The Cosmic Laws", and "Cut To The Chase". CD

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OzoneWalk On/Send It ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
The first two albums from Ozone – back to back on a single CD! Walk On is the great debut of Ozone – a group who'd worked previously as the backing band for Billy Preston – which should give you an idea of how great they are! The group have a razor-sharp way of putting things together – tight and funky, yet never over the top – and definitely a real cut above most of their contemporaries – even at this heady time for soul music! The balance of their sound is wonderful – with some occasional smooth moments amidst the jazzy funk – and the whole thing feels more like some of the best Capitol Records groovers of the time, instead of what you might expect from early 80s Motown. Titles include "Cosmic Egg", "Ego", "Walk On", "This Is Funkin Insane", "That J", and "You On My Mind". Send It is filled with killer grooves from Ozone – an overlooked early 80s group on Motown, and easily one of the label's strongest suits of the time! The group have the tighter sound of most of the Motown work of the time – but they also manage a looser, more organic sort of approach to their groove – a sound that's almost more in the ensemble funk and 80s groove best of the Capitol Rare scene of the time, and a lot less like some of the more chartbound acts on their label. There's plenty of bass in the backings, but it's never used in a way that's too over the top – and the group balance things out nicely with a careful approach to vocals and some more sensitive ballads. Titles include "Keep On Dancin", "Over & Over Again", "Gigolette", "Do What Cha Wanna", "Tune Up", and "Girl I Can't Wait". Also includes a 12" single mix of "Gigolette". CD

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". CD

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Masahiko Sato & Wolfgang DaunerPianology ... LP
Far East/Victory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Two incredible pianists – both working here with an amazing sense of freedom, on a record that really brings out the best in both musicians! Wolfgang Dauner is possibly better known for his psych and fusion outings, but he's also a hell of a free jazz acoustic player too – and really opens up in the company of Masahiko Sato – who himself seems to maybe absorb a bit more of the wit of Dauner, as the pair shape these amazing sounds together, all with a musicality that's rare for a meeting of two talents in such a free setting! Ego seems very much put aside, and there's a yearning for tunefulness, even amidst the freedom – and at a few points, one of the players (probably Dauner) handles a bit of Fender Rhodes, which makes for a nice contrast. Titles include "Everything", "They Got Rhythm Too", "For Chinatsu & Regina", "Jin Juppo Kai", and "Thousand Summers". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHouse Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Not really the house of ages – given that most of these cuts are so rare, they're only making their first appearance here – but a great little collection that reminds us that there's still so much to discover in the funky underground of the last few years of the 20th Century! Jeremy Newell really knocks it out of the park with this one – and comes up with a deep, soulful collection of house tracks from the farthest reaches of the scene – either work that only appeared on very obscure singles, or didn't even make it past tape back in the day – leaping forth here with a wickedly groovy sound that's more than worth the wait. Titles include "Take Me Higher" by Jimi Polo, "I Promise (more beats for passion mix)" by Mark Rogers, "Keep On Pressing (KOT orig mix)" by Sean Grant, "More I Get" by Teleport feat Russell Patterson, "Yo Razor" by Arts & Craft with Razor Cain, "Don't Run Away" by Soul Dhamma, "When I See You (tight voc)" by Frank Youngwerth with Ernie, "Freak It (Tony Humprhies inst mix)" by Johanna, "Mainline (Roger S Ego trip mix)" by Tribal House, "We Can Make It (unreleased dub)" by UBQ Project, and "Deeper (Benji Candelario's deeper than deep unreleased mix)" by Susan Clark. CD

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✨✧ John FaheyVoice Of The Turtle ... CD
Takoma, 1968. New Copy ... About September 1, 2016
One of the best of John Fahey's Takoma records of the late 60s – and made up of some great Fahey recordings that he made with other musicians – including some great ones with Fahey accompanied by his alter ego Blind Joe Death! Some of the tracks are folk & blues guitar tunes that are as easygoing and charming as they are adventurous – and others go into more of spooky Eastern raga inspired direction – and some tunes do both! Includes "Bottleneck Blues", "Bill Cheatum", "Lewisdale Blues", "Bean Vine Blues", "A Raga Called Pat Part III", "A Raga Called Pat Part IV", "Train", "Je Ne Me Suis Reveillais Matin Pas En May", "The Story Of Dorothy Gooch Part I", "Nine-Pound Hammer" and "Lonesome Valley". CD
Also available Voice Of The Turtle ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ VariousFly Girls – B-Boys Beware – Revenge Of The Super Female Rappers ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic tribute to the Fly Girls of hip hop – a filler free collection of some of the funkiest female fronted singles of the 80s – included a few genesis cuts from the 70s and a couple of important 90s numbers – blueprint rap from JJ Fad, Sweet Tee, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, Sparky D, Dimples D, Roxanne Shante and more! The set is heavy with classic material from NYC, naturally – as that's where hip hop was born – Soul Jazz does a fine job of selecting important cuts from other scenes, stretching back to the 70s for influential tracks by Camille Yarborough and Sarah Webster Fabio, and into the 90s for modern classics by Bahamadia and Missy Elliot. No label is more reverent to the classics they round up for killer compilations than Soul Jazz – and this is a great one – with rare photos and notes on each track. CD 1 includes "You're Goin Down" by JJ Fad, "Pump Up The Funk" by Princess MC, "Vicious Rap" by Tanya Winley, "I Got Da Feelin" by Sweet Tee, "Ego Trippin" by Nicki Giovanni, "Cha Cha Cha" by MC Lyte, "Paper Thin" by Bahamadia and more. CD 2 includes "I Can't Stop" by Sparky D, "Ladies First" by Queen Latifah, "To The Beat Y'all" by Lady B, "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) by Missy Elliot, "Sucker DJs" by Dimples D, "Give It A Rest" by She Rockers, "Glimpses" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Bite This" by Roxanne Shante and more. 20 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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✨✧ BlackaliciousNIA ... CD
Quannum, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The MC Gift of Gab serves your ears melodic, driving, challenging wordplay at it's best on this album from the Quannum Projects label out of the Bay Area, who brought you DJ Shadow and Latyrx. The jazzy, soulful, reflective, bouncing music is entirely produced by DJ Chief Xcel and features cameos by Lyrics Born and Lateef from Latyrx on two separate tracks ("Do This My Way" and "Smithzonian Institute Of Rhyme", respectively.) It also includes the single "Deception" and the tracks "Searching", "The Fabulous Ones", "A To G", "Cliff Hanger", "Shallow Days", "Ego Trip By Nikki Giovanni", "You Didn't Know That Though", "Trouble (Eve Of Destruction)", "Reanimation", "Beyonder", "Making Progress", "Sleep", and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Digable PlanetsBlowout Comb (plus poster) ... LP
Pendulum/Modern Classics, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 18 X 24 poster – plus insert with notes by Larry Mizelle Jr.)

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✨✧ Far CryMore Things Change ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far Cry are the duo of Phil Galdston and Peter Thom – a pair who'd written songs for others, and spent some time in the background in the 70s studio scene – but who sound great here upfront on their own! The pair sing together with a harmony style that's a bit in the Hall & Oates vein – really sparkling with some blue-eyed charm amidst some wonderful AOR arrangements that perfectly suit their well-penned songs – the kind of tunes that really fit that maturing singer/songwriter mode of the period. And sure, maybe these guys don't have enough ego to crack the charts – but that's also part of the charm of the record – a great example of this wonderful time when artists could be totally top-shelf and professional, yet never need to push too far with any sort of starpower. Titles include "Eldorado Escape", "The Hits Just Keep On Comin", "Fight Fight Fight", "Ocean Eyes", "Some Things Will Never Change", and "Tell Jack". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)
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Jamey AebersoldHorace Silver – Eight Jazz Classics – Volume 17 ... LP
JA Records, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
The second Horace Silver album on Jamey Aebersold – with Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums! Titles include "Peace", "Nutville", "Gregory Is Here", "Jody Grind", and "Song For My Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Monty AlexanderHere Comes The Sun ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
US issue of one of Monty Alexander's great MPS recordings, with his nice groovy piano, cool rhythm lines, and a nice laidback groove. Montego Joe complements Monty's trio on conga, and he gives the set a nice rolling feeling. Tracks include "Montevideo", "Brown Skin Girl", and "So What". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Diego BarberCalima ... CD
Sunnyside, 2009. Used ... $5.99
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoLatino Con Soul ... LP
West Side Latino, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer material from the mid 60s – recorded for United Artists after Ray's initial watusi work for Tico – and in a similar style that has mixes together Ray's Charanga Moderna sound with some more boogaloo and Latin Soul numbers! The record's a key bridge between these two chapters of Ray's career – and shows that he was an early player in the change of the Latin sound of the 60s – hitting hard with a tight, young jazzy group on this excellent set! Titles include "Trompeta y Trombon", "Boogaloo Con Soul", "Do You Dig It?", "Fuego y Pa'Lante", "Happy Birthday Everybody", "El Picor", and "Bilongo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the post-bossa years – but this album has Jorge really emerging as the global soul star he was destined to be – from his powerful stare on the cover, right down to the grit in the grooves! The sound here is a refinement of the samba soul mode that Ben had been brewing up from the late 60s onward – a skittish mix of older samba elements, American soul, and some slight fuller production that really comes into its own here – mixing all the acoustic elements at the core with just a slight electric flourish, but never losing its edge in the process – all to provide Jorge with a sublime backdrop for his really amazing vocals. The set's a monument in funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years – plus loads of other gems that include "O Circo Chegou", "Domingo 23", "Fio Maravilha", "Paz E Arroz", "Morre O Burro Fico O Homem", and "Que Nega E Essa". A gem all the way through – and a record we'd never part with! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Eric BradleyMantiques – A Manly Guide To Cool Stuff (hardcover) ... Book
Krause, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
Remember when guys used to be butch? Remember when they weren't fussing over their hair, their skin care, or aromas – and instead just needed a handful of objects to state their identity! Those objects took on different categories – a cool car, a nice watch, hunting togs, or drinking gear – all of which are covered here in a full color book that's also partly a price guide too! The book divides its subjects into different categories – with chapters on pulp art, surfing collectibles, entertainment memorabilia, rare tools, vintage knives, and even early computers – in a hefty book with lots of full color images, and text on each item represented. We're not endorsing the prices, which are a bit random – but the book is a beautiful document of "guy stuff" from years gone by – when a dude was a dude, and didn't need to hideout in a man cave with his treasures. 176 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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Till BronnerMovie Album ... CD
Universal (Germany), 2015. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful setting for trumpeter Till Bronner – a set that has the German musician stepping out on a host of famous film themes, with backing from a larger orchestra that creates a wonderful backdrop for his solos! The style's very different than some of Bronner's more groove-oriented sets, and is a great reminder that he's also got an ear for deeper sounds and more expansive modes – yet still in a way that holds onto all of the soul in his horn. Chuck Loeb put the set together with Till, and also helped with the arrangements – as did Chris Walden, Nan Schwartz, and Jeff Lorber. The album features some guest appearances – including Everett Harp on tenor, Gregory Porter on vocals, Chuck Loeb on guitar, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Lizzy Cuesta on vocals, Joy Denalane on vocals, and Rick Braun on flugelhorn. Titles include "Moon River", "Forbidden Colours", "Run To You", "Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso", "Il Postino", "Mulholland Falls", "Happy", and "The Godfather Waltz". CD

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✨✧ David ByrneLead Us Not Into Temptation ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2003. Used ... $5.99
A pretty interesting set of tunes from David Byrne – way different than anything he's recorded for Luaka Bop in the last several years! Lead Us Not To Temptation is essentially the soundtrack to a movie starring Ewan MacGregor and Tilda Swinton, but it plays really well as a stand-alone, largely instrumental mood rock album. It's a very mellow, very moody affair with lots of bottom end strings and a loose, languorous feel throughout. Byrne recorded the album in Glasgow with a number of notable indie vets from groups like Belle & Sebastian, the Delgados, and in particular Mogwai. 15 tracks including "Body In A River", "Mneumonic Discordance", "Seaside Smokes", "Canal Life", "Locks & Barges", "Inexorable", "Speechless", "The Great Western Road" and others. CD

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CartolaVerde Que Te Quero Rosa ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful album of soulful samba tunes – recorded late in the life of singer Cartola, with a gently swinging sound that leaves a nice focus on his still-strong vocals! Cartola's at the height of his powers here – expressive in just the right way, but never going too far off the deep end – carefully balancing his feelings amidst the lyrics with a great sense of maturity that really makes the record sparkle. Instrumentation includes percussion and guitar – and titles include "Tempos Idos", "Nos Dois", "Que E Feito De Voce", "Grande Deus", "Pranto De Poeta", "A Cancao Que Chegou", "Verde Que Te Quero Rosa", and "Desfigurado". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiTentacles (Tentacoli) (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
Sublime Italian soundtrack funk – and one of the greatest albums ever from 70s maestro Stelvio Cipriani! The music was scored for a schlocky horror film about a giant octopus – but Cipriani's approach here goes far beyond its roots – beautifully blending together tightly compressed bass and funky drum bits with sweet electric keys and warm string touches – making for a set that slinks along with an infectious groove from start to finish! The sound is incredible – immediately seductive on the first track, and continuing to develop as the set moves on – making for an amazing soundtrack that we'd rank as one of our Italian favorites of the 70s. Titles include "Tentacles", "Small Town Pleasures", "She'll Never Come Back", "San Diego Yellow Cab", "Summer & Winter", and "Scotch For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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CoHMask Of Birth ... CD
Editions Mego (Austria), 2002. Used ... $8.99
(Out of print.)

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Gregory ColemanWe're Heaven Bound! – Portrait Of A Black Sacred Drama ... Book
University Of Georgia, 1999. New Copy ... $1.99 23.95
A great look at the 70 year legacy of Heaven Bound – the gospel folk drama that's played on stage in Atlanta for decades, and which has had an undeniable influence on the growth of African American theater in the 20th Century. The book offers a history of the stage presentation, as well as a host of photos from various shows – plus some snippets of text as well – and is written in a way that really makes us understand the subtle political power of even small cultural efforts like this, which can stretch from a single stage in a single city, and create larger waves for years to come. 199 pages, softcover, with black and white images. Book

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Steve Colson & The Unity TroupTriumph ... LP
Silver Sphinx/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A killer set from Adegoke Steve Colson – easily some of the most spiritual music he ever recorded, and a standout gem in the second wave of Chicago's AACM! Colson's the pianist in the group, leading an ensemble in sounds that stretch from the open spirituality of the Strata East scene from earlier in the 70s, to some of the more free-thinking moments put forth by the AACM – particularly in the way the melody interacts with the rhythms. In addition to Steve's piano and flute, the set features key vocals from Iqua Colson, plus flute and tenor from Wallace McMillian, sopranino sax and bass clarinet from Douglas Ewart, more reeds from Joseph Jarman, bass from Reggie Willis, and percussion from Dushun Mosley. Overall, tracks have kind of a free, loft jazz sort of approach, but the album kicks off with one really great groover – the jazzy scatting track "Lateen", which features great vocals by Iqua, and kind of a modal dancing approach that's really great! Other titles include "For Paul", "Temple At Dendera", "Triumph Of The Outcasts, Coming", and "Unknown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies!)

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Ted CursonPlays Fire Down Below ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A fierce early album from Ted Curson – one with a slight bit of a Latin touch, and all the fire that the title implies! Ted's working here with a quintet that include Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Montego Joe on a few tracks on conga. The groove is more straight ahead and soulful than on some of Ted's more modernist work – but no less edgey, as you'd expect from his always-strong work on trumpet. Titles include "Fire Down Below", "The Very Young", "Only Forever", and "Baby Has Gone Bye Bye". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harold DankoHarold Danko Quartet Featuring Gregory Herbert ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A beautiful bit of funky jazz – very subtle, but one not to miss! Harold Danko plays Fender Rhodes in a tight little group that would be right at home with bigger names in the business at the time, particularly some of the funky combos on CTI or Kudu. Danko's drummer, Jimmy Madison, has a nice tight crackle on the kit – and mixed with Danko's warm keyboard lines, and the sharp-edged reed work of Gregory Herbert, the album's got a mellow approach to funk that's really great! Titles include "Antiquanova", "When She Smiles", "Intensity", and "Mirth Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilson Das NevesPra Gente Fazer Mais Um Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $19.99
Warm and soulful samba from Wilson Das Neves – an artist who's reemerged a bit in recent years, but still working with all the swinging charm he had in the 60s and 70s! The set's got some lyrical touches that are mighty nice, and which fit well with the raspy quality of Wilson's aging vocals – almost a trace of choro mixed in with the samba, at least in the way the tunes sparkle with a nice depth of feeling and sensitivity. The vocals have a very human quality – even more so than before – and titles include "Minha Trajetoria", "Coquetel", "Folha No Ar", "Estava Faltando Voce", "Assedio", "Nao Da", "Outono Chegou", and "Ingrata Surpresa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Max De CastroOrchestra Klaxon ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $7.99
Astounding work from Max De Castro – one of our favorite artists working in Brazil today! The album really takes off from De Castro's earlier work – blending together electronics and some really tight jazz-based instrumentation, including lots of keyboards, in a style that's at once classic and instantly fresh. Max's vocals are wonderful too – soulful, but not in a forced way, gently grooving with the jazzy arrangements. Another winner in the always-expanding, always-excellent catalog of the Trama label – and featuring the tracks "Sonho De Verao", "Linha Do Tempo", "A Vida Como Ela Quer", "O Futuro Pertence A Jovem Vanguarda", "O Nego Do Cabelo Bom", and "Os Oculos Escuros De Cartola". CD

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Michael DeaseRelentless ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 16.99
A stunning large ensemble set from trombonist Michael Dease – the first we've ever heard from him in this format, and a record that brings us back to some of the most inventive bigger bands of the late 60s – such as groups by Duke Pearson, or the team of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis! No surprise, Dease starts out with a great version of Pearson's "Is That So" for the record – really grabbing us right away with his deft intepretation of the soulful classic, which is presented in newly shimmering tones by his own arrangement. Michael then continues to wow us with his work on all other tracks as well – a mix of his own compositions, and a few newly-remade classics – featuring solo work from Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Todd Bashore on alto, Diego Rivera on tenor, Miki Hayama on piano, Etienne Charles on trumpet, Sharel Cassity on tenor, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, and the leader's own instrument on a few key solo moments as well. Titles include "Is That So", "Force", "Relentless", "The Takeover", "Little Lucas", and "Roppongi". CD

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DegoMore Things Stay The Same ... LP
2000 Black (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Brilliant work from Dego – a rich continuation of the 4Hero groove, but set to styles that are very much Dego's own! The vibe here follows nicely from some of his well-circulated mixes from a few years back – but Dego's directing all the music himself in this flurry of skittish beats and cosmic keyboards – the latter of which are played wonderfully by Kaidi Tatham! In fact, the album's got some of the spiritual currents that we love in Kaidi's music – although the overall focus is definitely more in the 4Hero mode, especially when vocals from Sharlene Hector come into the mix, and really set the tunes home. Titles include "Shine A Light", "It Don't Get No Better", "Greed & Power", "Help Me Out", "We've Been Here Before", "Feminist Meetings", and "The Middle Ground". LP, Vinyl record album

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Del FuegosBoston, Mass. ... LP
Slash, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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