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✨✧ Yolanda AdamsBelieve ... CD
Elektra, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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Alabama State Troopers (Don Nix/Furry Lewis)Alabama State Troopers Road Show ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1972. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A legendary live set from a short-lived, but equally legendary group – a really unique assemblage of talents that features core musicians from Muscle Shoals, mixed with lead vocals from Don Nix, Jeanie Greene, and the aging bluesman Furry Lewis – all brought together as a unit that really bridges sounds, generations, and styles! The work has plenty of echoes of Nix's own music, but the presence of Lewis and some of the backing players – as well as a gospel choir for backup – all reflects the deeper roots that inform Don's recordings, given much bigger focus here – at a level that blows away most contemporaries who were trying their own approach to blending rock and roots modes. Titles include "Brownsville", "I'm Black", "Amos Burke", "Mighty Time", "Yes I Do Understand", "Furry's Rap", "Iuka", "Joabim", and "Living In The Country". CD

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Ambitious LoversLust ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Aquarian DreamFantasy ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. Used ... $24.99
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
(Out of print.)

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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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Anita BakerSongstress ... CD
Beverly Glen/Elektra, 1983. Used ... $2.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy sound that was quite refreshing in the face of some of the overly-synthesized soul work of the time. Patrick Moten produced and wrote most of the cuts – but it's Anita's deep vocals that make the record work so well. Titles include "You're The Best Thing Yet", "Feel The Need", "No More Tears", "Will You Be Mine", and "Do You Believe Me". CD
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BjorkHomogenic ... CD
Elektra, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $1.99
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Billy BraggEngland Half English ... CD
Elektra, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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Billy BraggWorkers Playtime ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $4.99
A killer collection of Billy Bragg's best from the early years – mostly just vocals and guitar, and completely sublime! CD

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue ... CD
Elektra, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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Tim BuckleyMorning Glory – The Tim Buckley Anthology ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
An excellent introduction to the work of one of the more interesting singer-songwriter avant folksters of the 60s. Tracks include "She Is", "Song Slowly Song", "No Man Can Find The War", "Morning Glory", "Goodbye And Hello", "Buzzin Fly", "Strange Feelin", "Chase The Blues Away", "So Lonely", "Moulin Rouge", and "Song Of The Siren", "Sweet Surrender", "Make It Right", and "Who Could Deny You". CD

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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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Clear LightClear Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Beat (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the great lost psych albums on late 60s Elektra Records – a set that's maybe got enough power and majesty to stand next to contemporaneous label releases by Love and The Doors! Like both of those groups, Clear Light have a vision here that's completely their own – a sound that steps out immediately to let you know that they're not just another copycat combo from the garage underground, and instead have this vivid new message that demands to be heard – unabashedly forward in its conception, and with a surprisingly sinister edge – yet all without any sense of being too full of itself either! Production is by Paul Rothschild, and is as superb as his best Elektra work of the period – and titles include "Black Roses", "With All In Mind", "The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry", "Sand", and "Night Sounds Loud". CD features great bonus tracks – the never-issued "Bye Bye Boogie Man", "She's Ready To Be Free (stereo)", "The Susan Years", "Dawn Lights The Way", and "Eastern Valleys" – plus the mono single of "She's Ready To Be Free", and two tracks by The Brain Train – "Me" and "Black Roses". CD

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DoorsGreatest Hits ... CD
Elektra/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ DoorsStrange Days ... CD
Elektra, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time – like Shadow or Chameleon – with plenty of jazzy inflections in the rhythms, and a nice sense of 80s groove that keeps the uptempo tracks from being just copycat club. But the vocals here are especially nice, and sparkle even more on the ballads, which have a smooth and warm sound that's tight, yet never commercially cloying. Titles include "Do Something Special", "Heaven", "Who You Been Lovin", "Jam", "Choosin You For Me", and "Had You A Lover". 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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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
Also available Tradition In Transition ... LP 2.99

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Bill FrisellWhere In The World? ... CD
Elektra, 1990/1991. Used ... $5.99
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Howard HewettHoward Hewett ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a perfect fit for the quirky styles of the backings – which begin in a mode that's clearly trying to emulate American soul of the time, but which also moves into some weirder, more unusual territory too! There's a few mellower cuts that have some nice Fender Rhodes – and some other icy keyboards, too – and titles include "Necu Da Znam", "Dragi Mi Je Lijep K'O Slika", "Mali Crnit Brat", "Kobra", "Elektra", "Muzika", and "Hello Mr Elton John". CD
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... LP 23.99

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LoveOut There ... CD
Blue Thumb/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Lesser-known work by Love – recorded immediately after the group's seminal records on Elektra, with a slightly different sound! The CD brings together tracks from the albums Out Here and False Start – both of which feature the band moving back to basics, working in a harder rocking style that has less of the baroque arrangements of albums like Da Capo or Forever Changes. Arthur Lee's still as incredible as ever – with that slightly mad vocal approach that gives even the most mundane tunes a real edge – and the guitar work's supported by an even heavier style of rhythm, one that almost gives a few tracks some nice funky moments. CD features 14 tracks in all, including "Gimi A Little Break", "Nice To Be", "Listen To My Song", "I'll Pray For You", "Love Is Coming", "Signed DC", "Gather Round", and "Love Is More Than Words Or Better Late Than Never". CD

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✨✧ Sergio MendesMagic ... CD
Okeh, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Some of the freshest music we've heard from Sergio Mendes in years – a set that brings him back to the funky, soulful territory he explored in the late 70s, but with a very contemporary vibe! The album's still got plenty of Brazilian roots – thanks to appearances from Carlinhos Brown, Seu Jorge, Gracinha Leporace, Milton Nascimento, Ana Carolina, and others – but there's also a contemporary soul undercurrent too, with some sweet rhythm programming from Mika Mutti – who may well be the second star on the set. Things are never too smooth or commercial, yet hit with a sharp focus that's sure to have the record crossing over like some of Sergio's American classics for Elektra Records years back – and the record also features help from American artists who include Janelle Monae, John Legend, and Will I Am. Titles include "Simbora", "Samba De Roda", "Sou Eu", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Meu Rio", "Visions Of You", "Atlantica", "One Nation", and "Hidden Waters". 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 ... $46.99
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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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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Eric GaleBlue Horizon/Island Breeze ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy ... About April 22, 2016 (delayed)
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – 2 80s albums for Elektra, back to back on one CD! Blue Horizon is a record with a style that's still relatively smooth, yet a bit more in the mode that we like on Gale's 70s work. The core group features some nice keyboards from Peter Schott and drums from Freddie Waits – and Hugh Masekela guests on flugelhorn on a bit of the album. Tracks have a solidly fusion-based approach, yet are relaxedly soulful, never with too much jamming – and titles include "When Tokyo", "Clock A Pa", "Call Me At The Same Number", "97th & Columbus", "Wait Until The City Sleeps", "Blue Horizon", and "Mako D'Amour". Island Breeze has a sound that lives up to its name – one with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more brightness in the tone. Arrangements are by Bob James and Jimmy Kachulis – and titles include "Boardwalk", "We'll Make It", "Island Breeze", "Dark Romance", and "I Know That's Right". 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 ... 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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