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Earth OperaComplete Elektra Recordings – Earth Opera/The Great American Eagle Tragedy ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1968/1969. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
Excellent work by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – the incredible Earth Opera, a group that tied together many styles into a rich and unique sound! Both the albums on this set came out of the crumbling Boston scene of the late 60s – showing echoes of that city's optimistic folk scene of the earlier part of the decade, sliding into the more introspective musings of the singer/songwriter era. The group was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Peter Rowan, but also featured quite a bit of support from a young David Grisman – playing here on mandolin, piano, and a bit of alto sax. The tracks are folksy, but with lots of jazzy undercurrents – almost in a Tim Buckley mode at times, but with themes that are farther reaching, and often more political. The set brings together both of the group's albums for Elektra, plus two singles – and titles include "The Red Sox Are Winning", "As It Is Before", "Dreamless", "Home To You", "Sanctuary From The Law", "All Winter Long", and "Roast Beef Love". CD

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Judy HenskeJudy Henske – The Elektra Albums (Judy Henske/High Flying Bird) ... CD
Elektra/Ace (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great two-fer – a pair of albums from the very cool Judy Henske – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Elektra debut from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a perfect fit for the early sound of Elektra Records – who give her plenty of freedom here to really do her thing – not just singing, but also speaking in between songs, as part of the live setting of the record – with an approach that really hints at the pre-hippie qualities of her scene! Some of the dialogue is quite frank, very down to earth – and provides a wonderful contrast to the tighter, sharper approach of her vocals – especially when they're set up with jazzy backings from Onzy Matthews. Other tunes features a smaller group – with John Forsha on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and John Ewing on trombone – on titles that include "Hooka Tooka", "Ballad Of Little Romy", "Low Down Alligator", "Salvation Army Song", "Love Henry", and "Lilly Langtree". High Flying Bird features ultra-cool work from Judy Henske – a singer who's not quite folk, not quite jazz, and whose groundbreaking style here provides a strong platform for styles and generations to come! At this point, Judy's almost in territory that's like the Jim Kweskin/Maria Muldaur side of the universe – a very conscious blend of roots and blues, jazz and folk – but with a style that's even hipper than that other pair, and this edge that shows that Judy, at least, is really ready for the flower power generation to happen – and is trying to do her best here with using an earlier aesthetic to get things going. Backing is by a small group with Jack Marshall on guitar and John Forsha on twelve-string guitar – on titles that include "Charlotte Town", "Buckeye Jim", "High Flying Bird", "Columbus Stockade", "Baltimore Oriole", "Lonely Train", and "God Bless The Child". CD

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Lord BuckleyBest Of Lord Buckley (Elektra) ... LP
Elektra, 1951/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A late 60's issue of Lord Buckley's rare early recordings for the Vaya label in LA – groundbreaking sides that predated most comedy albums, and which also had a huge influence on the spoken word recordings of the beat generation! The tracks were recorded live, with Buckley talking in a mixture of jive and gibberish that may well have marked him as the first true hipster on record – and which also puts him in a lineage that's somewhere between Slim Gaillard and Babs Gonzales. Titles include "The Nazz", "Jonah And The Whale", "Nero", "Gettysburg Address", "Marc Antony's", and "Funeral Notation" LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing.)

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RenaissanceRenaissance (Elektra) ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)

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Lee RitenourRio (Elektra) ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
Smooth jazzy fusion from Lee Ritenour – a classic set that was originally only released in Japan, part of the underground Japanese Fusion movement of the late 70s, famous for groove hounds for that added level of soul that often wasn't showing up in American releases at the time! The album was recorded in both Rio and LA – with work by a mixture of Brazilian and American fusion players, including Chico Batera, Oscar Castro Neves, Alex Acuna, Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, Steve Forman, and Marcus Miller. Includes the smooth funk classic "A Little Bit Of This & A Little Bit Of That", plus the cuts "Simplicidad", "Rainbow", "Rio Funk", "San Juan Sunset", and "Ipanema Sol". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFolk, Pops N Jazz – Elektra Sampler 3 ... LP
Elektra, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Side A is dedicated to folk with tracks by Susan Reed, Glen Yarbrough, Josh White, and other, and the flip side has Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Herbie Mann, Teddy Charles with Mal Waldron, and Norene Tate. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stalk Forrest GroupSt Cecelia – The Elektra Recordings ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of unreleased material from the Stalk Forrest Group – one full album, other bonus tracks, and their only ever single – all compiled together in a sweet set that documents the pre-history of Blue Oyster Cult! These guys aren't as sinister as in their BOC years, but definitely have a great way with a guitar line – spinning things out in a sweet, compressed mode that really brings a tightness to the tunes – yet still respects some of the rootsier undercurrents. Vocals have a bit more twang than later, but in a catchy late 60s way – and the original songs on the album – mostly by Richard Meltzer and Allen Lanier – are all pretty great. Titles include "What Is Quicksand", "Gil Blanco County", "Donovan's Monkey", "Ragamuffin Dumplin", "St Cecilia", "Arthur Comics", and "Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors" – plus some demo and original versions too, some from the time the group was named Oxaca. CD

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✨✧ StraussScenes From Elektra Op 58 & Salome Op 54 – Inge Borkh/Paul Schoeffler/Frances Yeend/Fritz Reiner/Chicago Lyric Theatre Chorus/Chicago Symph ... CD
RCA, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & 125th StreetLove Has Come Around – The Elektra Anthology 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great chapter in the career of trumpeter Donald Byrd – his post-Blue Note work with the group 125th Street NYC – which is kind of a second chapter to the jazzy fusion style he developed at the start of the 70s! This time around, there's an equal emphasis on soul and jazz – often with some strong vocals in the lead, but also plenty of room for Donald to stretch out and serve up the kind of perfect solos he worked out with the Mizell Brothers in the years before – modes that are continued here with some great guest help from singers and musicians who include Syreeta, Isaac Hayes, Jim Gilstrap, Wah Wah Watson, and Greg Phillinganes! If you like Donald Byrd albums like Places & Spaces or Stepping Into Tomorrow, you'll find that the sound here is a continuation of that mode – taken into the leaner funk territory that would come to play in the 80s. 2CD set features almost all the best tracks from those years, including some single mixes too – and titles include "Thank You For Funking Up My Life (12" disco version)", "Marilyn", "Butterfly", "Gold The Moon White The Sun", "Sexy Dancer", "Love Has Come Around", "Loving You", "Love For Sale", "Star Trippin", "I Love You", "Midnight", "Your Love Is My Ecstasy", "Have You Heard The News", "People Suppose To Be Free", "Morning", "I'm Coming Home", "Sunning In Your Love Shine", "Everyday", "Falling", "So Much In Love", and "Forbidden Love". CD
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Mose AllisonMiddle Class White Boy ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but is certainly all her own – a space between jazz and soul that was hardly ever handled this well by other artists at the time. Titles include "Priceless", "Lead Me Into Love", "Giving You The Best That I Got", "Good Love", "Rules", "Good Enough", and "You Belong To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Anita BakerRapture ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new sound. The production has a few touches that date the record a bit, but there's a timelessness to the set that was apparent to listeners the moment it was released. Titles include "Mystery", "No One In The World", "Sweet Love", "You Bring Me Joy", and "Caught Up In The Rapture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Billy BraggHelp Save The Youth Of America ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue – The Complete Sessions (3CDs & DVD) ... CD
Elektra, Late 90s. Used 3CD & DVD ... $19.99
Billy Bragg & Wilco's excellent spin on the Woody Guthrie songbook – collected in full on this excellent set featuring both volumes of Mermaid Avenue and the accompanying DVD. CD

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Dollar BrandAfrican Marketplace ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Dollar Brand's more ambitious albums – featuring a larger group of players than usual, working through some compositions that have as much life and spirit as might be implied by the title! The group includes Brand on keyboards, conga, and soprano sax – plus work by Carlos Ward on sax, Gary Chandler on trumpet, Craig Harris on trombone, Cecil McBee on bass, and Dwayne Armstrong on tenor. Titles include "Whoza Mtwana", "The Homecoming Song", "Anthem For The New Nation", "African Marketplace", and "Moniebah". LP, Vinyl record album

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BreadLost Without Your Love ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee Dee BridgewaterJust Family ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. Used ... $8.99
This one's a real shift from her earlier jazz-based work, or her recent recordings for Verve – and a sweet funky fusion album that Dee Dee recorded for Elektra in the late 70s. The set was produced by Stanley Clarke, and has a soul/fusion sound that's not that different than his own work of the time, and which works very well with Dee Dee's sweet vocal approach. Players include Bobby Lyle, Ronnie Foster, George Duke, and other strong 70s fusion players – and overall, the record's probably Dee Dee's best non straight jazz album of the 70s. Tracks include "Sweet Rain", "Open Up Your Eyes", "Just Family", "Melody Maker", and "Children Are The Spirit (Of The World)". CD
(Includes obi.)

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BrigatiLost In The Wilderness ... LP
Elektra, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features some soulful arrangements from Arif Mardin in parts – and tracks include "Groovin", "100% Absent", "Lost In The Wilderness", "Mr Fantasy", and "You Send Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Tim BuckleyGoodbye & Hello (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Elektra/Mono, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Easily one of our favorite albums by Tim Buckley – and a record that really opens up with some key jazzy touches! Buckley's still got his roots in folk here, and his vocals are yet to hit the extremes of Starsailor or Lorca – but there's also a new sense of inflection to the way he puts over the lyrics, shaded in by use of vibes, kalimba, harmonium, and harpsichord – the latter two of which are played on the session by Don Randi! Tracks are relatively short, but high in concept – and include the protest song "No Man Can Find The War", plus "Hallucinations", "Phantasmagoria In Two", "Carnival Song", "Pleasant Street", "Morning Glory", and "Goodbye & Hello". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – mono version on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Busta RhymesFire (amended, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Busta RhymesTear The Roof Off (clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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✨✧ Busta RhymesTurn It Up – Fire It Up (rmx clean, rmx dirty, rmx inst)/Rhymes Galore (LP clean, LP dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Two tracks from the "When Danger Strikes" LP. The remix version, "Turn It Up/Fire It Up", has new vocals and music, including the "Nightrider" theme. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Butterfield Blues BandButterfield Blues Band Live ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and other strands of American work – in a mode that's quite similar to some of the changes that were going on in the British beat group scene at the end of the 60s. The lineup here features some really nice touches on sax from Trevor Lawrence and Gene Dinwiddie – and the live setting only seems to loosen all the players up even more than usual, and let them hit a few nice funky moments. Titles include "Get Together Again", "Love Disease", "The Boxer", "No Amount Of Loving", "Driftin & Driftin", "Number Nine", and "Born Under A Bad Sign". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYCLove Byrd ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Funky electric groove from Donald Byrd – a post Mizell effort that's still burning in a crisp groove similar to his classic 70s Blue Note work – one that's absolutely dripping with keys! Isaac Hayes produced this one, and also played a lot of those keyboards on the session with Byrd's 125 St Band – grooving on acoustic piano and Rhodes, plus vibes and synth. Ronnie Garnett's bass is tight and funky throughout, with William Duckett on guitar, Albert Crawford, Jr on piano, keys & clavinet, Myra Walker on acoustic piano, and some groovy female chorus vocals that's to Isaac's Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited! Tracks include the great mellow "I Love Your Love", plus "I Feel Like Loving You Today", "Butterfly", "Love Has Come Around", and "I'll Always Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CarsCandy-O ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CarsCars ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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CarsCars (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #005841. Cover has a thin peeled strip across front, most likely from sleeve adhesive.)

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CarsDoor To Door ... LP
Elektra, 1987. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker and price sticker remnants.)

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