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StraussElektra – Erna Schluter/Ljuba Welitsch/Paul Schoffler/Elisabeth Hongen/Walter Widdop/Beecham/Royal Philharmonic ... CD
Allegro, 1947. Used 2CD ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRubaiyat – Elektra's 40th Anniversary (2CD set) ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Artists including The Cure, Billy Bragg, The Sugarcubes, Kronos Quartet, Lynch Mob, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Bill Frisell, They Might Be Giants, The Beautiful South, and John Zorn doing versions of classic Elektra songs. 39 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Aquarian DreamFantasy ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Fantasy ... LP 6.99

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Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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Ruben Blades Y Seis Del SolarEscenas ... CD
Elektra, 1985. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print original pressing.)

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Paul Butterfield Blues BandPaul Butterfield Blues Band – Complete Albums 1965 to 1980 (14CD set) ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 14 CDs ... $69.99 89.98
Loads of classic records from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band – and one never-released live show from 1969 as well! Although others have journeyed down similar paths over the years, the Butterfield Blues Band was one of the first – and best – to really merge the sound of electric Chicago blues with some of the growing rock underground sensibilities of the 60s – an approach that was always handled carefully and respectfully by Butterfield, who'd spent a huge amount of time in Chicago clubs in the earlier part of the decade – really learning his craft from the masters, and never wanting to insult them with a watered-down version of their music. The result is a surprisingly strong, surprisingly durable run of records – starting with initial folk blues efforts for Elektra, then really gaining power as the 60s moved on – all wrapped up here in one nice package, with all albums in their original artwork! Albums include Paul Butterfield Blues Band, East West, The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw, In My Own Dream, Keep On Moving, Butterfield Blues Band Live, Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin, Paul Butterfield's Better Days, It All Comes Back, Put It In Your Ear, and North South – plus the collection of rarities, The Original Lost Elektra Sessions – and the never-issued Live In White Lake, NY 8/18/1969! CD

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CarsCars ... CD
Elektra, 1978. Used ... $3.99
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Also available Cars ... LP 16.99

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CureStaring At The Sea – The Singles ... CD
Elektra, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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DoorsWaiting For The Sun ... CD
Elektra, 1968. Used ... $3.99
A true Celebration Of The Lizard – with the cuts "The Unkown Soldier", "Spanish Caravan", "Summer's Almost Gone", "Not To Touch The Earth", and "Hello I Love You". CD

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Michael FeinsteinMichael Feinstein Sings The Jule Styne Songbook – With Jule Styne, Piano ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chico FreemanTradition In Transition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A well-titled set from Chico Freeman – as the reedman definitely takes older modern modes into new territory here – moving in almost Monk-ish space, but with some sharper, bolder tones overall! The album's a surprising one for an early 80s major label release – a great reminder that some companies were still willing to take a chance on jazz at the time – and Chico's got a key assortment of players working with him on the date. In addition to his own tenor, flute, and bass clarinet, the record features Wallace Roney on trumpet, Clyde Criner on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Jack DeJohnette on either drums or piano – shifting about a bit from track to track. Titles include "Mys-Story", "At A Glance", "In Spirit", "The Trespasser", "A Prayer", and "Each One Teach One". CD

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Howard HewettForever & Ever ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $8.99
Howard Hewett's got a smooth look on the cover, but the album's got a nice degree of crackle all the way through – that snappy, soulful style that Hewett did so well back in the day – working here as almost a one-man powerhouse on production and arrangements too! The tunes are catchy, but never too crossover – and Hewett has this way of bringing in a subtle drama on the upbeat tracks, while avoiding some of the cliches of his contemporaries – then sliding into some mellower moments that really hold the album together strongly. Production is definitely in a late 80s R&B mode, but with a style that really sets it apart – and titles include "Strange Relationship", "This Time", "Good Bye Good Friend", "Challenge", "Natural Love", "Once Twice Three Times", "Shakin My Emotion", and "Share A Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Forever & Ever (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Howard HewettForever & Ever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Howard Hewett's got a smooth look on the cover, but the album's got a nice degree of crackle all the way through – that snappy, soulful style that Hewett did so well back in the day – working here as almost a one-man powerhouse on production and arrangements too! The tunes are catchy, but never too crossover – and Hewett has this way of bringing in a subtle drama on the upbeat tracks, while avoiding some of the cliches of his contemporaries – then sliding into some mellower moments that really hold the album together strongly. Production is definitely in a late 80s R&B mode, but with a style that really sets it apart – and titles include "Strange Relationship", "This Time", "Good Bye Good Friend", "Challenge", "Natural Love", "Once Twice Three Times", "Shakin My Emotion", and "Share A Love". CD features two bonus tracks – a duet with Stacy Lattisaw on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Say Amen (voc rmx)". CD
Also available Forever & Ever ... CD 8.99

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Howard HewettI Commit To Love ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
An 80s classic from Howard Hewett – just the kind of set that made the singer one of the freshest voices in soul at the time! Hewett's vocals are lean and right on the money – perfectly suited to fit the 80s groove mode of the backings – especially the bubbly, bouncy kind of cuts that were always Howard's catchiest numbers – and which, honestly, should have had him crossing over much bigger at the time! Beats and keyboards glide along nicely throughout – and titles include "Stay", "Say Amen", "I Got 2 Go", "Last Forever", "I Commit To Love", "Love Don't Wanna Wait", and "Let's Try It All Over Again". Also includes the bonus mix – "Stay (before midnight mix)". CD

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Human BodyCosmic Round Up ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
There's a Roger Troutman groove all over this album from Human Body – no surprise, since Roger plays guitar, keyboards, and bass – and even produced the album himself! The style's kind of a left-of-center take on the Zapp groove of the time – a bit rougher and more street-conscious at points – with beats that are bold and basslines that are bound to make your speakers shake a bit up on the shelf – all while the group delivers some catchy call-type vocals that keep things moving nicely. Titles include "Can We Touch", "Dreams", "DX3 T18", "Gimme What You've Got", and "Cosmic Round Up". CD
Also available Cosmic Round Up ... LP 4.99

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John KlemmerMagnificent Madness ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Nothing too mad from reedman John Klemmer – but a set that nicely continues that spacey sound that Klemmer first created at Impulse Records, then moved into some warmer, more soulful territory on records like this! Klemmer's still got an incredibly strong sound on tenor – rich and full, and never held back at all – nor prone to some of the more gimmicky flourishes of some of his mainstream contemporaries – and the setting is never too slick or overdone, which seems to suit John just right! Keyboards work nicely in a mellow, spaced-out groove – and Klemmer crackles these effortless lines out in space – of the soulful style we first fell in love with on his earliest work for Chess. The set features guitar from John Tropea, keyboards from Don Grusin, and drums from Harvey Mason – and Klemmer even vocalizes a bit – in a surprisingly strong style for the music. Titles include "Magnificent Madness", "Deja Vu", "Lifesong", "Adventures In Paradise", "I Can't Help It", and "Don't Take Your Love Away". CD

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Sergio MendesSergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through the mix – but the overall groove is polished 70s soul, with plenty of jazzy touches – similar to the modern soul generation coming up on labels like Capitol or Elektra at the time. The group delivers a landmark version of Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing" – a killer stepper that's kept the album alive for years – and other tracks include "Why", "Love City", "Mozambique", "Love Me Tomorrow", "P-Ka-Boo", and "Peninsula". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 ... LP 8.99

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Mint ConditionLife's Aquarium ... CD
Elektra, 1999. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Joan Morris & William BolcomBlue Skies – Songs By Irving Berlin ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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Jim Morrison & The DoorsAmerican Prayer ... CD
Elektra, 1970. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassJoy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
A definite joy from the legendary Teddy Pendergrass – a late 80s album, but one that manages to still stay in all the best territory of his classic early solo work! Like a rare few from his generation, Teddy never gets overwhelmed by some heavier R&B production – that more beat/bottom heavy style used in the late 80s – and instead, he almost takes the mode as a challenge to push his vocals even more –reminding all the younger singers that he's still very much the top of the heap, and able to open up with a tremendous range, and really sending the tunes home. Tracks include "Joy", "2 AM", "Good To You", "Love is The Power", "Can We Be Lovers", and "I'm Ready". CD features 5 bonus tracks – "2 AM (all night mix)", "2 AM (4 AM mix)", "2 AM (6 AM mix)", "Joy (ext rmx)", and "Joy (inst)". CD
Also available Joy ... LP 2.99

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Lee RitenourFeel The Night ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet electric fusion from Lee Ritenour – a key album from a time when he was still very much at the top of his game! Although tight overall, the album's never too commercial to be cloying – and Lee's approach here is a great example of the way that mainstream 70s fusion managed to balance all its best elements nicely – from soulful rhythms on the bottom, to sharp-edged solos on the top, to some of the smoother studio glue that holds the whole thing together in the middle! Ritenour plays a range of different guitars – and other players include Don and Dave Grusin on keyboards, plus keys from David Foster as well – plus saxes from Ernie Watts, piano from Joe Sample, and drums from Steve Gadd. Patti Austin sings a bit on the set, but the album's a mostly-instrumental affair overall – and titles include "Feel The Night", "Market Place", "Wicked Wine", "French Roast", and "Midnight Lady". CD
 
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Country Joe & The FishElectric Music For The Mind & Body ... CD
Vanguard, 1967. Used ... $4.99
A seminal set from Country Joe & The Fish – one of those albums that brought the new psychedelic sound strongly into the mainstream – but all without softening up or commercializing it at all! There's still a very sharp edge to the record – mean organ lines, fuzzy guitar, and lots of cool production that makes the sounds weirder and more watery than before – even the vocals, which have this edge that nobody would ever refer to as Sunshine Pop! In a way, the whole set's as sinister as any of the most groundbreaking albums on Elektra from the time – and definitely shows that both Vanguard and the group were at the forefront of the new psych recording scene. Titles include "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine", "Super Bird", "Death Sound", "Sad And Lonely Times", "The Masked Marauder", "Grace", and "Bass Strings". CD

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Gilberto GilNightingale (UK pressing) ... CD
WEA (UK), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A very nice album cut by Gilberto Gil in the US in the late 70s – one that features production by Sergio Mendes, and sound that's a strong mix of jazz, soul, and Brazilian grooves! The record kind of fits in with the Elektra modern soul work at the time – a smooth blend of jazz and soul, with distinct Latin touches – and has backing by American and Brazilian jazz players that include Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin, Roberto Da Silva, Alex Acuna, and Oscar Castro Neves. The record's one of Gilberto's nicest from the era, and includes lots of lovely cuts, like a remake of "Maracatu Atomico", plus "Alapala", "Here & Now", "Balafon", "Nightingale", and "Samba De Los Angeles". CD

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Bobbi HumphreyGood Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
Excellent later work from Bobbie Humphrey – working here in a style that's different than her early albums for Blue Note – but still equally great! Bobbi's a bit more of a singer here, but the record still features loads of great work on flute as well – in these tight, full arrangements put together by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, both of whom really know their way around a groove! At some level, the shift is similar to that made by Patrice Rushen on her first few Elektra albums – a style that's more compressed than before, yet still every bit as soulful – and a great evolution for Bobbi Humphrey as an artist. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Say The Word", "Sweet N Low", "Living For The Music", "Love When I'm In Your Arms", "Year From Now", and "The Good Life". CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Love When I'm In Your Arms" and "Sweet N Low". CD
Also available Good Life ... LP 4.99

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StardriveStardrive Featuring Robert Mason ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An amazing set of funky moog from Robert Mason – a record that takes the instrument far away from silly pop song covers, and into the range of cosmic 70s fusion! The album's got a really powerful sound that even blows away the earlier Stardrive album on Elektra – and mostly features Mason going nuts on electronics over some tighter backing by a trio of guitar, bass, and drums! At times, there's a free-flowing feel to the record that's almost like some of the Lenny White or Stanley Clarke work from the time – but Stardrive have a much funkier feel at the bottom, and always return to the groove after stepping out in the cosmos – making the record much more of a treat for funk fans and beatheads than the work of White or Clarke! Titles include "Pulsar", "Jupiterjump", "Funkascensions", "Air Sauce", "Journey", and "Ballad III". CD

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Clear LightClear Light ... CD
Elektra/Big Beat (UK), 1967. New Copy ... About February 26, 2016
A psych stunner from one of the great groups on Elektra who never made it as far as they should! Titles include "Black Roses", "With All In Mind", "The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry", "Sand", and "Night Sounds Loud". CD

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✨✧ Fred Parris & The SatinsFred Parris & The Satins ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... About March 15, 2016
Fred Parris, the ex-lead singer of the old Five Satins doo wop group, leads a new group through some nice modern soul stuff with that sort of updated harmony soul sound. The record is similar to some of the other good modern soul albums on Elektra at the time, and includes the tracks "I'll Be Seeing You", "Breaking Up", "Loving You (Would Be the Sweetest Thing)", and "Let Me Be the Last One". CD

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✨✧ Elis ReginaElis 70 Anos (Essa Mulher/Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2/Montreux Jazz Festival/bonus tracks) (4 CD set) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1979/1980/1982. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from the last few years of the legendary Elis Regina – brought together in one box set! First up is the album Elis Essa Mulher – really great late work from Elis – recorded in the company of arranger Cesar Mariano, whose masterful touch made for some of Elis' best albums of the 70s! Cesar arranged and conducted here, and although the production is perhaps a bit more contemporary than Elis' work for Philips, the vocals are sublime – much more driving and jazzy than a few years before, really working hard to dig deep and get the best sound out of each of the tunes! Titles include "Cai Dentro", "Basta De Clamares Inocencia", "Eu Hein Rosa", "As Paraencias Engagem", and a nice version of Joyce's "Essa Mulher". Saudade Do Brasil Vols 1 & 2 is a great little album by Elis – recorded for Warner/Elektra at the end of her career, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work by some of Brazil's finest writers. Includes a wonderful version of Milton Nascimento's "Maria Maria" – plus "Alo Alo Marciano", "O Primeiro Jornal", "Marambaia", "Menino", "Redescobrir", "Sabia", "Onze Fitas", "Conversando No Bar", and "Redescobrir". Montreux Jazz Festival is a stunning live recording from Elis Regina – one of the last few records she cut during her short time on this planet – and one of the best as well! The album's got a jazzy fire that's missing from some of Regina's other material of the time – and Elis sings with a group that includes a stellar guest performance by Hermeto Pascoal on a number of tracks, and runs through a lively set of tracks that includes a bunch of excellent groovers – upbeat numbers that almost get a bit funky at times. A highlight of the album is the long cut "Cobra Criada", which builds slowly into a complex funky line, with Elis scatting madly over the top. Other goodies include "Asa Branca", "Cai Dentro", "Garota De Ipanema", and a great remake of "Upa Neguinho", with nice messed-up arrangements. Comes with 7 bonus tracks – including "Mancada", "Samba Dobrado", "Aguas De Marco", "Onze Fitas", "Agora Ta", and "Rebento". CD
 
 
 



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