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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 ... $15.99
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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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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✨✧ Earth OperaComplete Elektra Recordings – Earth Opera/The Great American Eagle Tragedy ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1968/1969. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Stalk Forrest GroupSt Cecelia – The Elektra Recordings ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy ... 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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Bad CompanyOriginal Bad Company Anthology ... CD
Elektra, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Paul Butterfield Blues BandBorn In Chicago – The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ... CD
Elektra/Varese, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Butterfield Blues BandButterfield Blues Band Live ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1970. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry CallierFire On Ice ... CD
Elektra/DBK Works, 1978. Used ... $5.99
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
(BMG music club pressing.)

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John CampbellHowlin' Mercy ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CarsCandy-O (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Elektra/Mobile Fidelity, 1979. Used Gatefold ... $26.99
... CD
(Original Master Recording pressing – on Mobile Fidelity! Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGood Son ... CD
Mute/Elektra, 1990. Used ... $4.99
A great one from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – a record that explores his softer side, if you want to call it that – the trudging melodies, morose poetry and banshee wails offset brilliantly by soul stirring string parts and easier piano melodies! Definitely capping off the 80s and beginning the 90s on a high cresting wave of excellence, The Good Son is top shelf Bad Seeds, no doubt about it – reconciling his aggro roots with more of a chamber pop atmosphere, and his songwriting was rarely ever better than this. Titles include "Foi Na Cruz", "The Good Son", "Sorrow's Child", "The Weeping Song", "The Hammer Song", "Lament", "The Witness Song" and "Lucy". CD
(Small punch through barcode and one corner of the booklet.)

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✨✧ Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsHenry's Dream ... CD
Mute/Elektra, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chanler/Barber/CoplandBeloved That Pilgrimage – Eight Epitaphs/Hermit Songs/Twelve Poems Of Emily Dickinson – Sanford Sylvan/David Beitman ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Natalie ColeHolly & Ivy ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Del Tha Funkee HomosapienI Wish My Brother George Was Here ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The loopy West Coast classic! Heavily steeped in the P-Funk party vibe, Del's first LP is still a hip hop holy grail. Ice Cube's production is a nice snapshot of west coast hip hop circa '89, and Del's style is inimitable. Standouts Mistadobolina" and "Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo" are unimpeachable leftfield classics – but the whole record's great! Other titles include "What Is A Booty", "The Wacky World Of Rapid Transit", "P*ssin On Your Steps", "Money For Sex", "Dr. Bombay", "Sunny Meadowz", "Sleepin On My Couch", "Hoodz Come In Dozens", "Same Ol Thing", "Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers", and more.. 2012 edition features extended packaging and foldout poster of the original cover art. CD

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Dream TheaterSix Degrees Of Inner Turbulence ... CD
Elektra, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
... CD

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Michael FeinsteinPure Imagination ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Chico FreemanTangents ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz freedoms and some newer 80s experimental moments – all in a lineup with Mark Thompson on piano, Steve Coleman on alto and soprano sax, Jay Hoggard on vibes, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Kenny Werner plays a bit of synth at times – in some dark-toned 80s modes – and although Bobby McFerrin is billed strongly on the cover, the album only seems to feature a bit of his vocalizations. Titles include "Sangoma & Nelly", "You Are The One", "Spook & Fade", "Tangents", "Ballad For Hakima", and "Sir Tashi & The Yeti". CD

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Bill FrisellBefore We Were Born ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill FrisellHave A Little Faith ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mort GarsonZodiac Cosmic Sounds ... CD
Elektra/El (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99
The Zodiac never sounded so spooky – and the album's one of the first in a trend that explored astrology with funky musical backings! The music for the set was put together by moogy maestro Mort Garson – then making a transition from being a straight easy arranger in the early 60s, to more of a tripped-out pop-psychedelic artist of the latter part of the decade. Garson brings a nice funky undercurrent to the set – in a style that's similar to the work of David Axelrod, but which also uses a bit more electric instrumentation. Each track features a spoken bit on a Zodiac sign – written by Jacques Wilson, and spoken by Cyrus Faryar – and the album also features some nice moog work by Paul Beaver! Titles include "Aries", "Taurus", "Cancer", "Leo", and so on! (P.S.: The label says "Must Be Played In The Dark!") CD
Also available
Zodiac Cosmic Sounds (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99
Zodiac Cosmic Sounds (mono pressing – on glow-in-the-dark vinyl) ... LP 15.99

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Philip Glass/Robert WilsonEinstein On The Beach – 1993 Recording – Michael Riesman/Philip Glass Ensemble (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Elektra, 1979/1993. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Incredible String BandChanging Horses ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A really beautiful album from Incredible String Band – a set that maybe lives up to the "changing horses" title just a bit, but which still really follows in the great legacy of the band's earlier albums too! There's maybe a very slight addition of electricity in a few spots – a bit of organ here, electric guitar there – but the core vibe is still very acoustic – and uses the very wide range of instruments the group had been experimenting with – a folk-plus lineup that includes world percussion elements, Chinese banjo, harmonica, vibes, sitar, and lots more alongside the more familiar instruments – and the great vocals of Robin Williamson and the rest of the group. Mike Heron's instrumental touches are still a key part of the group at the time – and titles include "Big Ted", "White Bird", "Dust Be Diamonds", "Sleepers Awake", and "Creation". CD

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Incredible String BandHangman's Beautiful Daughter ... CD
Elektra (France), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Incredible String Band are paired down to the core duo of Mike Heron & Robin Williamson for their third and possibly best album – the truly incredible Hangman's Beautiful Daughter – using the studio as a most impressive adjunct member of the group at this point! This is an extremely talented pair – each playing myriad instruments – sitar, organ, guitar, hammer dulcimer, harpsichord, gimbri, whistle, pipe, oud, mandolin, mouth harps and more. Previous vocal collaborator Licorice sings on one song, and Dolly Collins and David Snell contribute flute organ, piano and harp – but the main duos incredible way of layering their magic with multitracking in the studio the real masterstroke of the effort. Titles include "Koeoaddi There", "Witch's Hat", "The Water Song", "Swift As The Wind", "Nightfall", "Waltz Of The New Moon", "Three Is A Green Crown" and more. CD
 
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Tim BuckleyLive at the Folklore Center NYC – March 6, 1967 ... CD
Tompkins Square, 1967. Used ... $10.99
A pretty beautiful live recording of the great Tim Buckley – recorded at the Folk Center, NYC in March of 1967 – captured between the releases of his first and second albums for Elektra, and making the hairs on our arm stand up all these years later with just his voice and hard-strummed acoustic guitar! This is Buckley at his most direct and emotionally resonant, which we can only imagine must have been electrifying to the handful of folks at the Folk Center that day, but who knows, maybe they were mostly just looking for books or records. The sound is surprisingly excellent for a vintage instore style appearance, a happy accident if there ever was one! Wonderful stuff, and a worthy addition to any Buckley fan's collection – with a few tracks that to date had not ever appeared on any studio or live album – but this is good stuff for anyone who loves passionately sung acoustic folk music. Includes "Song For Jainie", "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain", "Wings", "Phantasmagoria In Two", "Just Please Leave Me", "I Can't See You", "Aren't You The Girl", "Carnival Song", "Cripples Cry", "Country Boy", "No Man Can Find The War", "I Can't Leave You Loving Me". "Troubador" and more. CD

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeSchool Days ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A massive hit for Stanley Clarke – a record that has him reigning in some of his wilder elements a bit, and going for a groove that's right in the pocket! There's a definite soul fusion influence going on here – Clarke trying to hit the same groove as some of his contemporaries, and doing a pretty good job of it in the process. Still, the album's never as polished as efforts like this on Blue Note or Elektra – just a bit more focused than before, but in a really good way. David Sancious and Chick Corea both play keyboards on the set – and tracks include "School Days", "Hot Fun", "Desert Song", "The Dancer", and "Quiet Afternoon". CD

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Darwin's TheoryDarwin's Theory (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lotus Land, 1978. Used ... $6.99
The first-ever release of this lost soul treasure – a rare session from a late 70s group from Tulsa, recording in LA at the studio of Sly Stone! The set's got a groove that's way more than you'd expect from any Oklahoma combo – a mature, modern soul sparkle that's totally great – almost the sort of vibe you'd find from some of the best groups of the time on labels like Elektra or Capitol, but handled here with a bit more indie charm overall! The tracks are all originals, and they balance out mellow steppers and tighter groovers nicely – which makes for an album that's amazingly deep in conception, and way more than just a slap-dash batch of tracks from the studio. We're sure that Sly would have been proud of the work here – and our hat's off to the folks at Lotus Land for finally getting this one released! Titles include "Funky Sounds", "Accept The Truth", "Keep On Smiling", "If You Dance Tonight", "I Love Everything About You", "On A Lovely Night Like This", "I Hope You'll Be". CD features 17 tracks in all – much more than the LP! CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Delaney & BonnieMotel Shot (expanded edition) ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Maybe one of the purest expressions of the genius of Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett – an album that was recorded to feel like it was done in a motel room – with a stripped-down vibe that really gets at the best energy of the pair! Roots rock mixes with blue-eyed soul, gospel piano, and folksy acoustic guitar – often handled with an approach that feels very spontaneous and personal – as if you were a motel staffer standing outside the door of the duo's room, waiting to deliver a meal, but afraid to knock in the middle of a tune! Titles include "Where The Soul Never Dies", "Come On In My Kitchen", "Faded Love", "Talkin Bout Jesus", "Never Sending Song Of Love", "Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad", and "Long Road Ahead". Excellent CD reissue – with 8 more bonus tracks, from the original Elektra tapes that were morphed into the Atco sessions – most of them even more "motel" sounding overall! CD

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Voices Of East HarlemVoices Of East Harlem/Can You Feel It ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of wonderful records from this legendary soul group – back to back on a single CD! First up is the Voices Of East Harlem album – masterpiece of sweet group soul! This was the first secular record cut by The Voices Of East Harlem – a group who'd had an earlier gospel-tinged album on Elektra, but who are soaring out here in a brilliant mix of righteous mainstream soul styles – courtesy of the Curtom power team of Rich Tufo, Leroy Hutson, and Curtis Mayfield! The album's an unusual non-Curtom effort by the Hutson and Curtom – who collaborated in producing the record with Tufo, who himself did most of the arrangements with Hutson – in a mode that's wonderfully in the same spirit as Leroy's seminal work for Curtom in the mid 70s. There's a depth here that makes the album one of our favorite-ever soul records from the 70s – brilliant not just for the overall sound, but also for the pointed lyrics and really personal feel of the songs. Lead vocals shift between the different tunes – but are mostly handled by Gerri Griffin and Monica Burress, with warm support by the rest of the group. Titles include "Giving Love", "Cashing In", "Could This Be Love", "New Vibrations", and "Wanted Dead or Alive". Next is Can You Feel It – amazing work from The Voices Of East Harlem – a group with roots in gospel, but working here in a wonderfully soaring secular soul style – complete with arrangements and production from the legendary Leroy Hutson! The style here is similar to some of Leroy's best work, and that of his contemporaries on Curtom – a sound that's righteous and often funky, but able to hit some sweeter, warmer notes as well. Individual voices step out from the larger ensemble and take key leads on some tracks – and the overall style is simply mindblowing, at a level that makes us easily rank this as one of our favorite soul albums of all time! A must-have album, and one we've treasured for years – with tracks that include "Just Got To Be Myself", "So Rare", "March Across This Land", "Amazing Love", "Take A Stand", and "Can You Feel It". CD

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VariousNuggets Vol 3 – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic collection that goes way beyond the original Nuggets compilation – a set that digs even deeper into the now-huge Warner Brothers vaults – past familiar tracks from the home label, Elektra, and Atlantic – to include material from the huge range of other companies that now fall under their umbrella! As with the famous first volume, the sound here is nice and sinister – not familiar 60s pop, or psych-tinged hits – but some great underground work that really points the way towards decades ahead – even some of the material from the 80s that would finally give a nod back to the giants of this generation. This third volume features 23 gems – including an Electric Prunes radio commercial for the Vox wah-wah pedal – plus tracks that include "Spazz" by The Elastik Band, "Dark On You Now" by The Ashes, "It's Love" by The Misty Wizards, "Face" by The Koobas, "Night Comes Down" by Mickey Finn, "Rainbow" by Twentieth Century Zoo, "We Can Make It" by The Collectors, "I Found A New Love" by Ognir & The Nite People, "Number One (demo)" by The Charlatans, "Wantin Ain't Gettin" by The Flower Pot, "Doctor Stone" by The Beaten Path, "Spoonful" by West Coast Branch, "Hallucinations" by Baker Knight & The Knightmares, and "That's The Way It's Gonna Be" by Lee Mallory. CD

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✨✧ VariousHaiti Vodou – Ritual Music From The First Black Republic 1937 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest recordings of voodoo work from Haiti – served up here in a 3CD collection that includes a surprisingly huge amount of material! Some of the rawest work here was recorded in the field, but with clarity enough to make the chanted vocals and heavy percussion come through strongly – and other material was recorded as part of postwar projects by American labels, to document the very unusual, very site-specific sounds coming out of Haiti at the time! The set begins with some early acetate recordings from the 30s, then moves onto include the three volumes of the Music Of Haiti series from Folkways – all recorded in the early 50s, with a very rich quality. Next are a few albums that were issued by Elektra – including the famous Voices Of Haiti album, recorded by avant filmmaker Maya Deren, plus the label's Festival In Haiti album too. There's also a range of other small label recordings, too – material from a Remington label album, the Rituel Vaudou En Haiti record on Bam, and the Ceremonies Vaudou En Haiti album on Pacific – which makes for at least 8 albums' worth of material, plus more – in a big 3CD package that features 63 tracks in all, with notes in English and French. CD
 
 
 



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