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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 ... $14.99
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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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Lee RitenourRio (Elektra) ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has light wear & some pen.)

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✨✧ StraussElektra – Borkh/Schech/Madeira/Fischer-Dieskau/Bohm/Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden (2LP set) ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Early 60s. Used 2LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Tulips stereo pressing – "Alle Hersteller" – in fabric box with book and media clippings.)

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✨✧ Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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✨✧ StraussElektra – Alessandra Marc/Deborah Voigt/Hanna Schwarz/Siegfried Jerusalem/Samuel Ramey/Giuseppe Sinopoli/Wiener Philharmoniker ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1997. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes original book and slipcase!)
 
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Laura AllanLaura Allan ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker & light wear.)

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Mose AllisonMiddle Class White Boy ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BjorkPost ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Billy BraggHelp Save The Youth Of America ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Dollar BrandAfrican Marketplace ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good ... $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
(White label promo. Includes printed inner sleeve and press kit with one sheets & 8X10" glossy photo! Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterBad For Me (long, short) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A tightly stepping little number from Dee Dee Bridgewater – the soulful title track to her album of the same name, remixed here with a bit more flair by Larry Levan! The tune skips along at a really upbeat little pace – not really club, and with more of a boogie flavor overall – and it's backed by a mellower number with some jazzy George Duke production! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with some pen.)

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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 RhymesParty Is Goin' On Over Here (clean, dirty, inst)/Everybody Rise (clean)/Tear Da Roof Off (clean, dirty) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing, with titles written in marker.)

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Butterfield Blues BandEast West ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "Walkin Blues", "Get Out Of My Life Woman", "Mary Mary", "East West", "Two Trains Running", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label pressing. Cover has discolored stains on the bottom corners.)

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Butterfield Blues BandIn My Own Dream ... LP
Elektra, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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Butterfield Blues BandResurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Don ByronTuskegee Experiments ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1990/1991. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CallInto The Woods ... CD
Elektra, 1987. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry CallierFire On Ice ... CD
Elektra/DBK Works, 1978. Used ... $7.99
One of the great albums from Terry Callier's "second chapter" on record – a time when he was working for Elektra Records, and doing work that was a bit straighter soul than before – and also slightly jazzy as well! The record's kind of a mix of jazzy grooves and smoother soul – typical for the fusion division of Elektra at the time, where Callier's hard-to-peg work was relegated. There's some really great songs on the record – and although the arrangements sometimes lack the sensitivity of the Cadet scorings of earlier years, they're still pretty great from a modern soul perspective. Richard Evans is producing and arranging the session, and Terry's still got help from a lot of Chicago friends like Minnie Riperton, Eddie Harris, and Phil Upchurch – all of whom help to keep the album relatively strong. Titles include some really nice originals, like "African Violet" and "Butterfly", both of which are some of Terry's best compositions from the time – plus "Love Two Love", "Martin St Martin", "Street Fever", and "Be A Believer". CD

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Terry CallierFire On Ice ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the great albums from Terry Callier's "second chapter" on record – a time when he was working for Elektra Records, and doing work that was a bit straighter soul than before – and also slightly jazzy as well! The record's kind of a mix of jazzy grooves and smoother soul – typical for the fusion division of Elektra at the time, where Callier's hard-to-peg work was relegated. There's some really great songs on the record – and although the arrangements sometimes lack the sensitivity of the Cadet scorings of earlier years, they're still pretty great from a modern soul perspective. Richard Evans is producing and arranging the session, and Terry's still got help from a lot of Chicago friends like Minnie Riperton, Eddie Harris, and Phil Upchurch – all of whom help to keep the album relatively strong. Titles include some really nice originals, like "African Violet" and "Butterfly", both of which are some of Terry's best compositions from the time – plus "Love Two Love", "Martin St Martin", "Street Fever", and "Be A Believer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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CarsCandy-O ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CarsCars ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CarsCars (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #005841. Cover has a thin peeled strip across front, most likely from sleeve adhesive.)

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CarsPanorama ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
 
 
 



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