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CameoUgly Ego ... LP
Chocolate City, 1978. Very Good- ... $3.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Snoop DoggEgo Trippin ... CD
Geffen, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Big Snoop is back for some Ego Trippin' – with the instant classic single "Sexual Eruption" – plus "Press Play", "SD Is Out", "Gangsta Like Me", Neva Have 2 Worry", "Cool", "Sets Up", "These Hollywood Nights", "My Medicine", "Ridin' In My Chevy", "Those Gurlz", "One Chance", "Why Did You Leave Me" and more! CD

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✨✧ CameoUgly Ego/Secret Omen ... CD
Chocolate City/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Kurtis BlowEgo Trip ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not normally the biggest Kurtis Blow fans, but outside of his early singles, this LP features some of our favorite Kurtis Blow tracks. The production is similar to that big beat Lynn Drum/DMX style that the 1983-85 Profile artists used. With "8 Million Stories" – featuring Run-DMC, "AJ Scratch"– featuring the oft-sampled "Up in the Bronx where the people are fresh...", "Basketball" – about all the NBA stars of the time, "Ego Trip" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEgo Trip's The Big Playback ... CD
Rawkus, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD version of the 2 LP companion to Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists. They did a good job of including a lot of amazing old school tracks (1983-1989) that maybe not everyone knows about – but should, including some that are nearly impossible to find on 12". Every track here is worth it, and most haven't been on other compilations. Tracks include "Holy War (Live)" by Divine Force, "My Mic Is On Fire" by Lord Shafiyq, "Marly Marl Scratch" by Marly Marl featuring MC Shan, "Get Retarded" by MC EZ & Troup , "Get Down Grandmaster" by Grandmaster Caz, "Step Up Front" by Positive K, "This Cut's Got Flavor" by Latee, "Droppin' It" by Bizzie Boyz, "I'm Not Playing" by Ultimate Force,"Do It! Do It!" by Alliance, "Brooklyn Blew Up The Bridge" by MC Mitchski, and "Beat Bop" (full 10-minute version) by Rammelzee vs. K-Rob. CD

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✨✧ Jazz Band De FreeEgo ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking session from the Argentine scene of the early 70s – a record that blends together electric, free, and Latin jazz into some very extended groovers! The "free" in the group's name shouldn't be taken to mean that they've got the same free jazz sound as European avant players from the time – because the freeness here is more in spirit, and doesn't really mean that they leave behind the rhythmic pulse and essential swing that makes these tunes so great. There's certainly an intensity to the playing, but even when the group's going "out" for a moment, they swing right back inside – propelled along with some nice electric touches on keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Tema De Fatiga", "Shh Bea Duerme", "Ambientex", and "Ego Luego Existen". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ El-P & Killer Mike (Run The Jewels)Run The Jewels ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
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. CD

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✨✧ Peter Michael HamelVoice Of Silence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An amazing extension of the world of Terry Riley and LaMonte Young – taken in a whole new direction by Peter Michael Hamel for this rare early 70s album on Vertigo! The music is mindblowing – spare, minimalist passages that features unique instruments in unique tunings – played in these ways that have subtle sounds making subtle shifts, until they build into these really amazing waves of sound and music! Hamel sings just a bit – but in a way that he credits as "the harmonic tone spectrum of the voice made audible" – and instrumentation includes a specially-tuned piano, a transformed organ, and maybe more – all produced in a way that's mighty eerie! Titles include "Panta Tantra", "The Voice Of Silence", and "Ego Loss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Charles MansonCharles Manson Sings (aka Lie – The Love & Terror Cult) ... CD
Aware One, 1968. Used ... $6.99
If Terry Melcher hadn't given Charles Manson the brush off, this album may well have come out on Columbia in the late 60s, and made Manson the rock and roll star he wanted to be! And while we're as disturbed as everyone else by the history of Charlie's violence, we also have to admit that we're kind of taken by this album – and find it a surprisingly good little record in a 60s folksy mode. There's really none of the creepiness that you might expect, and Manson's got a naivete that kind of transforms a Dylan-esque style into one that's overflowing with the raw emotion and personality of Jonathan Richman (but none of the silliness, of course.) Most of the music is recorded in a spare style, with acoustic guitar backing and a bit of additional vocals – and titles include "Ego", "Look At Your Game Girl", "I'll Never Say Never To Always", "Home Is Where You're Happy", "Big Iron Door", "I Once Knew A Man", "Garbage Dump", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", and "Slick City". CD

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✨✧ Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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SerengetiKenny Dennis III ... CD
Joyful Noise, 2014. Used ... $4.99
Serengeti is back with another genius showcase for his blue collar Chi alter ego Kenny Dennis – which is by this point, no fooling, one of the greatest character-driven rap projects since Kool Keith turned up as Dr. Octagon. What makes Kenny stick is the way Serengeti transcends schtick. Way back on the underground classic Dennehy, the character appeared as the smartest, sharpest, most dead-on satire of southside and south suburban working class Chicago as we'd heard in a long time, but it's far from a one trick pony. Since the mid 00s he's constructed an increasingly elaborate back story for the dude – with far more broadly-appealing rhymes and abstract storytelling that's a LOT more artful than merely a bunch of funny Chi references. It doesn't hurt that the Odd Nosdam production is timelessly brilliant – with appearances by Anders Holm and others – and titles that include "No Beginner", "Off/On", "Shidoshi", "Win Big", "Perfecto", "On The Road", "@ The Mall", "Buddy God", "Damn DZ", "Mr. Drummond", "Ain't No Joke", "Lose Big", "Parkour", "Need Clarity", "Tickled Pink" and more. CD
Also available Kenny Dennis III (limited colored vinyl) ... LP 14.99

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SerengetiKenny Dennis III (limited colored vinyl) ... LP
Joyful Noise, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99
Serengeti is back with another genius showcase for his blue collar Chi alter ego Kenny Dennis – which is by this point, no fooling, one of the greatest character-driven rap projects since Kool Keith turned up as Dr. Octagon. What makes Kenny stick is the way Serengeti transcends schtick. Way back on the underground classic Dennehy, the character appeared as the smartest, sharpest, most dead-on satire of southside and south suburban working class Chicago as we'd heard in a long time, but it's far from a one trick pony. Since the mid 00s he's constructed an increasingly elaborate back story for the dude – with far more broadly-appealing rhymes and abstract storytelling that's a LOT more artful than merely a bunch of funny Chi references. It doesn't hurt that the Odd Nosdam production is timelessly brilliant – with appearances by Anders Holm and others – and titles that include "No Beginner", "Off/On", "Shidoshi", "Win Big", "Perfecto", "On The Road", "@ The Mall", "Buddy God", "Damn DZ", "Mr. Drummond", "Ain't No Joke", "Lose Big", "Parkour", "Need Clarity", "Tickled Pink" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl. Includes download.)
Also available Kenny Dennis III ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $0.99
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Motoharu YoshizawaOutfit (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
We're really beginning to fall in love with the music of Yoshizawa Motoharu – a bassist that we'd rank right up there with Barry Guy or Barre Phillips for continually creative expression of sound! Yet Motoharu's very much his own musician, too – every bit as free as those better-known European players, but graced with a touch that's completely unique – especially in the way he moves effortlessly between bowing and plucking – to create constantly compelling sounds, yet all without any sense of ego or bravado! That quality comes through beautifully in this set of solo excursions – a beautiful gem from the legendary Trio catalog – with titles that include "Hiccup", "Beans Dance", "Distance", "Crossing", and "Soft Nothings". CD

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VariousRed Alert Goes Berserk ... LP
Let's Go, Late 80s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Red Alert presents a whole bunch of tracks, including "Armed and Dangerous" by Kings of Pressure, "Cracked Out" by Masters of Ceremony, "Ego Trippin'" and "Bait" by Ultramagnetic MC's, "South Bronx" by BDP, "That's How I'm Livin'" by Black, Rock, & Ron, "Don't Make Me Laugh" by Sparky Dee, and two more by Salt-n-Pepa. LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: this copy no longer has the original picture sleeve and comes in a plain jacket.)

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandMore Smiles ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ PleaseManila Thriller ... LP
London, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice bit of soulful funky stuff with sort of a Free Soul sound, and by a group that (because of the "Manila" in the title, and the look on their faces) we've always assumed were Filipino. They do a nice job, though, and the groove is sweet and mellow, with a good harmony funk sound. Tracks include "Please Yourself", "You Got The Feeling", "Ego Trippin", "Flaming Lady", and "Side By Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Ali Baba ... LP

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✨✧ Larry Willis with Eric AlexanderOffering ... CD
High Note, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from pianist Larry Willis – an artist we loved for his few dates as a leader back in the 70s, and who seems to have grown tremendously in the years since then! The album's essentially a trio date – with Willis on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums – but tenorist Eric Alexander joins the combo on three of the album's eight tracks – blowing with the same sense of soul, timing, and talent as on his more frequent collaborations with pianist Harold Mabern. Yet even without Alexander's presence, the other tracks on the record are pretty darn great – as the basswork of Gomez still has all those round, warm, inherently soulful sounds that we've always loved in his classics – and the drumming of Drummond is well-timed to match the moods of the set – driving and forceful one minute, laidback and quite open the next. Titles include "The Rock", "TD's Tune", "Alter Ego", "Ethiopia", "The Offering", "Melancholia", and a surprisingly great take on "Theme From Star Trek". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Salt N PepaBlack's Magic ... LP
Next Plateau, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Expression", "Doper Than Dope", "Negro Wit An Ego", "You Showed Me", "I Like To Party", "Black's Magic", "Start The Party" and "Let's Talk About Sex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Digable PlanetsBlowout Comb (plus poster) ... LP
Pendulum/Modern Classics, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Denmark Vessey & Scud OneCult Classic (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Detroit rapper Denmark Vessey teams up with Chicago-native producer Scud One – on a record that truly delivers the goods – and could easily end up with a repuation akin to the album's title! Includes appearances by Guilty Simpson, Exile and Quelle Chris. Titles include "Intro To Cult Classic", "Hoeinindagaddadavida", "Just Talking", "Half A Gram" feat Guilty Simpson, "They Schweepy", "Do You Believe", "Thank You Based God", "Let The God Eat" feat Scud One, "Ego Trip" and "Bonus Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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✨✧ Boobie Knight & The SoulcietySoul Ain't No New Thing ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Reissue of an amazingly hard to find funk album on RCA! The Soulciety group was the brainchild of Boobie Knight, and they were one of the many funky groups that fell under the supervision of Harvey Fuqua while he was working for RCA. Boobie's group has a totally different sound than the others on the label, though, and the album's a complicated mix of soul, funk, and heavy-duty jamming. The set includes the nice breakbeat cut "Power To The People", plus a heavy funk workout on "Ego Trippin". Other nice ones include "The Changing Game", "Soul Ain't No New Thing", and "King Of The Real Good Guys". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Open Mike EagleDark Comedy (colored vinyl) ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl.)
 
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Ahmed Abdul-MalikSounds Of Africa ... LP
New Jazz, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and experimental sides, a mixture of off-key hardbop and odd instrumentation that includes cello, oud, and lots of extra percussion. The fantastic Tommy Turrentine plays trumpet on one cut, Richard Williams plays on all others – and the percussionists include Chief Bey, Montego Joe, and Andrew Cyrille! Titles include "The African Bossa Nova", "Wakida Hena", "Communication", "Suffering", and "Nadusilma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Admiral Tibet/Gregory PeckVictim Of Babylon/Wah Do You ... 12-inch
Live & Love (Jamaica), 1991. Very Good ... $28.99
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Alex BandZderzenie Mysli (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tonpress/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A fierce funky combo from 70s Poland – one who play with a fusion groove, but at a level that's a lot more soulful than most of the other groups on the Eastern European scene! Instead of jamming too much in a rockish mode, these guys really focus all the instruments around the rhythms – which are nice and tight right from the start, and crackle with the kind of energy of funky fusion records from the US in the 70s – particularly on labels like Kudo or Columbia! The drums are mighty nice, and really ground the grooves – snapping along with some Steve Gadd-like frenzy – and the tunes are filled with great work on Fender Rhodes, and a mix of bold lines on reeds or trumpets. Titles include "Hello Herbie", "Borel Fish", "Ajoka", "Czama Bestia", and "W Kluczu Basowym". CD also features bonus tracks – "Bayou Bottom", "Moje Igloo", and "Zbiegowisko". CD

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✨✧ Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jorge BenAlo Alo, Como Vai? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1980. Used ... $28.99
Tighter than Jorge Ben's funky work from the early 70s – but still pretty darn great! The record's got Jorge working in a smoother vein than on his Philips sides, with the same sort of modern soul approach that Marcos Valle and other older Brazilian singers were using at the time. But since Jorge's always been a soulster from the start, the style works perfectly for his warm vocals and his keen talent for putting over a groove. Arrangements have kind of a brassy funky samba groove – and titles include "Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae", "Solitario Surfista", "Olha A Pipa", "Cae Cae Caetano", "Alo Alo, Como Vai?", and "A Cegohna Me Deixou Em Mardureira". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Berkeley (Michael & Lennox)Concerto (Seascapes)/Concerto For Two Pianos & Orchestra Op 30/Gregorian Variations – Scott/Shelley/Hickox/BBC National Orchestra Of Wales ... CD
Chandos (UK), 2007. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Justo BetancourtBest Of/Lo Mejor De Justo Betancourt ... LP
Fania, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "Pa Bravo you", "Corazon Herido", "Sigo Bravo", "Lagrimas Y Tristezas", "Vete Y Pregona", and "Tu Y Tu Guarapo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $34.99
A slammin' LP of "jazz meets percussion", hosted by the great Art Blakey, and featuring jazz players like Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik – plus a host of percussionists that include Solomon Ilori, Montego Joe, Chief Bey, and Garvin Masseaux. Blakey skirts nicely between the two camps, and although the record probably has more of an Afro-percussion feel than a jazz one, Lateef and Fuller blow through the mix with some nice nice solos. Titles include "Tobi Ilu", "Love, The Mystery Of", and "Obirin African". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – 70s pressing or earlier!)
Also available African Beat (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note/Toshiba (Japan), 1962. Used ... $6.99
A slammin' LP of "jazz meets percussion", hosted by the great Art Blakey, and featuring jazz players like Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik – plus a host of percussionists that include Solomon Ilori, Montego Joe, Chief Bey, and Garvin Masseaux. Blakey skirts nicely between the two camps, and although the record probably has more of an Afro-percussion feel than a jazz one, Lateef and Fuller blow through the mix with some nice nice solos. Titles include "Tobi Ilu", "Love, The Mystery Of", and "Obirin African". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available African Beat ... LP 34.99

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Blue NotesBlue Notes For Johnny ... LP
Ogun (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A beautiful record, although with a strong undercurrent of sadness! In what was becoming an unfortunate tradition in their later years, the remaining members of the legendary South African jazz group The Blue Notes join together to mourn the passing of one of their original bandmembers – the great bassist Johnny Dyani, a player whose sound had a key influence on both African and European jazz scenes of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The group for this session is reduced to Chris McGregor on piano, Louis Moholo on bass, and Dudu Pukwana on alto and soprano saxes – working together in a beautiful session of tunes that hearken back to the rhythms of the group's roots – while still allowing some of the freer interplay that they discovered in later years. McGregor's piano is especially nice – tinged with sadness and appropriate blue notes – providing a nice undercurrent to the solo work of Pukwana. Titles include "Funk Dem Dudu", "Eyomzi", "Blues For Nick", and "Monks & Mbizo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue NotesOgun Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1964/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CDs ... $55.99
A long-overdue look at one of the most important groups to grace the British jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – the legendary Blue Notes, a group of South African expatriates with an undeniably huge influence on the music of their new homeland! The ensemble featured key players who went onto do some amazing work on their own, but first came together in this group – trumpeter Mongezi Feza, saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, pianist Chris McGregor, bassist Johnny Dyani, and drummer Louis Moholo – all players as dynamic together and important on their own as the members of the Art Emsemble of Chicago from the US. The set finally brings out all of the group's key albums for the Ogun label, plus some great bonus material too – a rich tapestry of work that shows the combo's evolution from African-tinged jazz of the 60s to some much more farther-reaching sounds in the 70s – all beautifully packaged, with each album presented on its own inside a larger slipcase! The set features The Blue Notes Legacy, a live date in South Africa from 1964; Blue Notes For Mongezi, a double-length set recorded after the passing of group trumpeter Mongezi Feza; Blue Notes For Johnny, a date recorded after the passing of bassist Johnny Dyani; and Blue Notes In Concert, a great live date recorded in 1977. There's a wealth of wonderful music here – and along with the bonus tracks, the set also features a great booklet of remembrances and vintage photos! CD

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Dan BodanSoft (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
DFA, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A pretty wonderful set by Montreal-raised, Berlin-based singer and songwriter Dan Bodan for the DFA label – softly-sung, emotive tunes done with modern electronics and other more timeless instrumentation – and it's the some of the best material yet by Bodan! We really dig the range of influences in the mix, which gives it a distinctive, out of the time feel – with some synth soul touches rooted in the 80s that have evolved pretty nicely for the post-millennium, mellow electronic pop and other less categorizable touches – but it's Dan's emotionally resonant voice and solid, unique songcraft that really carries the vibe. Includes "A Soft Opening", "Anonymous", "Romeo", "Soft As Rain", "Reload", "Jaws Of Life", "Rusty", "Catching Fire", "Goodbye Summer" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Till BronnerMovie Album ... CD
Universal (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
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
Also available
Movie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD 22.99
Movie Album ... LP 21.99

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Till BronnerMovie Album ... LP
Universal (Germany), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available
Movie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD 22.99
Movie Album ... CD 24.99

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Till BronnerMovie Album (plus bonus track) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
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". Japanese CD features the bonus "Deborah's Theme". CD
(Limited Japanese SHM-CD edition.)
Also available
Movie Album ... CD 24.99
Movie Album ... LP 21.99

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Peter Brotzmann/Harry Miller/Louis MoholoOpened But Hardly Touched (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
One of the first great sessions from FMP Records in the 80s – and an album that really shows the creative growth at the label since its start! The music is played by a very hip trio – with Peter Brotzmann on e flat clarinet, tarogato, tenor, alto, and baritone – plus Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums – both players from the British scene who really seem to help Brotzmann find this new sort of space in his music – an ear for more subtle sound textures and tones that's spun out beautifully over the course of the double-length record. We might well say that this record is as important to the later generation of FMP as Machine Gun was to the first – and regardless, it's still an essential treasure for any fan of Brotzmann, or free jazz in general. Titles include "Open But Hardly Touched", "Double Meaning", "Special Request For Malibu", and "Eine Kleine Nachmarie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy CampbellTierra Del Fuego ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Avishai Cohen & The International Vamp BandUnity ... CD
Stretch, 2001. Used ... $4.99
A fuller project than usual from Avishai Cohen – one that features a bit of vocals, and grooves that step out nicely in a range of genres! There's still mostly jazz at the core, but the rhythms change up in some really strong ways – and some of the best moments have a Latin undercurrent that's mighty nice – a flame that burns strongly, and gives the album more power than we might expect. Other players include Antonio Sanchez on drums, Avi Lebovich on trombone, Yosvany Terry on alto and tenor, and Diego Urcola on trumpet – and titles include "Short Story", "Float", "Vamp", "Etude", and "Yagla". CD

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Nat King ColeKing Cole Trio – The MacGregor Years 1941 to 1945 (4CD set) ... CD
Music & Arts, Early 40s. Used 4CD ... $42.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. CD
Also available Interlude ... LP 22.99
 
 
 



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