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George JonesGeorge Jones Sings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Stunning early sounds from the legendary George Jones – material recorded in the years before his bigger fame on the Musicor and Epic labels – and tracks that show that Jones was already a hell of a well-developed talent right from the start! The cuts here sparkle with that trademark George Jones vocal sound – but also have a nice sort of an edge, as George hasn't settled down into that totally smooth approach of later years – and instead here moves between rocking moments and more twang-heavy tunes – served up on an assortment of singles and rare tracks recorded for the Mercury, Starday, and Dixie labels. Titles include "Too Much Water", "Seasons Of My Heart", "Gonna Come Get You", "I'm Ragged But I'm Right", "Eskimo Pie", "No No Never", "Play It Cool", "Take The Devil Out Of Me", "Just One More", and "No Money In This Deal". A hell of a collection – 29 tracks in all! CD

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 ... CD
Resonance, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
An incredible look at the very young Wes Montgomery – rare early recordings done before his breakthrough material for the Riverside label in the late 50s – but already showing Wes as one of the freshest talents of his generation on guitar! The bulk of the material features Montgomery in live settings, mostly in his home turf of Indianapolis – but the collection also features a never-heard studio session from 1955 – recorded for Epic Records with Quincy Jones as the producer! The live tracks are wonderful – full of fire, but never roughshod or gritty – already showing that masterful Montgomery approach to the guitar in full effect – shining in the company of contemporaries who include Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery or Richie Crabtree on piano, Gene Morris or Alonzo Pookie Johnson on tenor, and Sonny Johnson on drums. It's especially great to hear tenor with Montgomery – an instrument that didn't always figure in his early sessions – and the quality of Alonzo's playing is especially great on the Epic studio sides too. There's a huge amount of information in the package to illuminate the music – plenty of notes, photos, and more – and titles include "Six Bridges To Cross", "Ralph's New Blues", "Soft Winds", "King Trotter", "All The Things You Are", "Wes' Tune", "Leila", "Far Wes", "Going Down To Big Mary's", "Brazil", "Four", "Smooth Evening", and "Carlena's Blues". CD
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MoondogMoondog – The Viking Of Sixth Avenue ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual instruments of his own invention, and in a minimal, rhythmic style that linked together primitivism with higher musical ideals. Moondog's often been called "the father of minimalism" – and while his experiments of the 50s prefaced the work of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and others, his work was also much more personal, and had an earthy intensity that's still tremendously powerful even decades later! This collection is one of the first to dip into the earliest of Moondog's recordings – his recordings for the Mars, SRC, Brunswick, and Moondog labels – which are presented here alongside selected tracks from his albums for Epic and Prestige, also of similar vintage. Nearly all the tracks here offer a very primitive blend of percussion that's sometimes mixed with unusual woodwind or stringed instruments – nearly all of Moondog's own invention – and the package also features some great notes on his long career, plus some photos that are as gripping as the music itself! Titles include "Down Is Up", "Big Cat", "Bumbo", "Rimshot", "Rabbit Hop", "Instrumental Round", "Be A Hobo", "Dog Trot", "Oasis", "2 W 46th Street", and "Why Spend The Dark Night With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Melba MooreSomething On Your Mind/Closer ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99
\A sweet little cut from Melba Moore's time at Epic Records – a time when the singer was fusing her amazing vocals onto a warmer modern soul groove – one that comes across perfectly on this single! The tune's got a righteous flow, even before the lyrics come into the mix – and "Closer" on the flipside is from similar vintage, and served up in this jazzy version of modern soul that's wonderful for Moore's technique! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Moving Gelatine PlatesWorld Of Genius Hans (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Replica (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Pioneering proggy jazz rock from France – the excellent second album from Moving Gelatine Plates – a very hip little group! World Of Genius Hans has some bubbly, keyboard centered atmosphere that's quite akin to what was happening in the German jazz rock scene of the time – but the abrupt jazzy changes, accomplished guitar leads and atmospheric vocals are benchmark prog – and often have that French sense of freedom that gives the record an especially strong sense of charm. Titles include the epic title track plus "Funny Doll", "Astronomer", "Moving Theme", "Cauchemar", "We Were Livin' Her", and "Un Jour". LP, Vinyl record album

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Neville BrothersAuthorized Bootleg – Warfield Theater, San Francisco 1989 ... CD
Hip-O Select, 1989. Used 2CD ... $16.99
A nice live snapshot of the Neville Brothers as they were hitting their popular peak as a group – recorded (quite excellently) at San Francisco's Warfield Theater in '89! The group blended New Orleans funk & soul, stellar group vocals, gospel, little Caribbean flourishes, and classic R&B styled rock & roll seamlessly and masterfully – made all the better in concert! Disc one includes "Fire On The Bayou", "Hey Pocky Way", "Junk Man", "Mojo Hannah", "Wake Up", "Voodoo" and more, plus an instrumental jam. Disc two includes "My Love", "Sister Rosa", a medley of "Brother John/Iko Iko/Do You Want To Dance/Banana Boat Song (Day-O)", "Big Chief" and more an epic medley of early rock & roul numbers that includes "Johnny B Goode", "Rip It Up", "Long Tall Sally" and more – plus a spirtually minded closing takes on "Amazing Grace" and "One Love". CD

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothAll Souled Out EP (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Traffic, 1991. Used ... $8.99
The first EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and one of the greatest debut EPs in hip hop history – fleshed out here with bonus mixes and instrumentals! The original EP material is as stunning as ever, really showing the Pete & CL were in near peak form right outta gate – setting up the signature Pete Rock's signature jazz and soul sample mastery, perfectly suited to CL's brilliant, though laidback MC skills. An essential little set, and the perfect set up for the epic first LP to come! EP tracks include "Good Life" (plus the Group Home remix), "Mecca & The Soul Brother", "Go With The flow", "The Creator" and "All Souled Out". This nice 2014 version on Traffic includes the bonus versions "The Creator (Slide To Slide Mix)", "The Creator (Surfboard Mix)" and instrumental version, plus "Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)" and instrumental. CD

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Sun RaNuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol 2 ... LP
Shandar (France), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $43.99
A legendary performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and for good reason, too! The album was initially issued on a hard-to-find French import, but has cropped up in other formats over the years – and it's a stellar live date that really illustrates the group at their soulful best! Ra definitely goes past the usual here – and focuses the energy of the ensemble in a way that makes the whole extended performance very captivating throughout – especially in the way the group can get totally free at some spots, and perform with subtle, soulful tones at others. The lineup includes Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, Pat Patrick on baritone and bass clarinet, Danny Davis on alto and flute, James Jacson on clarinet and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Danny Thompson on baritone and bassoon, Alan Silva on bass, Rashied Salim on vibes, and vocals by June Tyson, Gloristeena Knight, and Verta Grosvenor. Ra himself plays moog, piano, organ, electric piano, and "intergalactic instruments"! Volume two kicks off with "Friendly Galaxy" – featuring great accompaniment from Silva – before it slides into a great extended take on "Spontaneous Simplicity". Other tracks include the 3 part epic "Black Myth", "Sky", and "The World Of Lightening". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou ReedBerlin ... CD
RCA, 1973. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
The "biggest" album of Lou Reed's career – in the grand sense – with epic production and a small army of superstar session players and production by spectacle specialist Bob Ezrin – but that's paired with arguably the darkest, gloomiest songcycle ever composed by Lou Reed! The dichotomy works, and Lou apparently agrees, having revisited the material in the mid aughties to great acclaim. Ultimately, this and the previous year's Transformer makes for one of the strangest and most incredible transitions over a short period of time in pop music history. Titles include "Berlin", "Lady Day", "Men Of Good Fortune", "Caroline Says" (I & II), "The Kids", "The Bed", "Sad Song" and more. CD
Also available Berlin ... LP 29.99

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Lou ReedBerlin ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The "biggest" album of Lou Reed's career – in the grand sense – with epic production and a small army of superstar session players and production by spectacle specialist Bob Ezrin – but that's paired with arguably the darkest, gloomiest songcycle ever composed by Lou Reed! The dichotomy works, and Lou apparently agrees, having revisited the material in the mid aughties to great acclaim. Ultimately, this and the previous year's Transformer makes for one of the strangest and most incredible transitions over a short period of time in pop music history. Titles include "Berlin", "Lady Day", "Men Of Good Fortune", "Caroline Says" (I & II), "The Kids", "The Bed", "Sad Song" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Includes the booklet. Cover has a small cutout notch.)
Also available Berlin ... CD 5.99

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Clara RockmoreArt Of The Theremin ... CD
Delos, Mid 70s. Used ... $7.99
A pretty amazing and surprisingly lovely LP from theremin player Clara Rockmore – accompanied on piano by Nadia Reisenberg – and a record that really strips away the sci fi futurist stereotype of the theremin! The material was recorded in the mid 70s, an LP "presented by" Shirleigh and Robert Moog, and featuring the personal endorsement of Leon Theremin among the information on the gatefold sleeve, and Clara really earns the accolades and presentation of these electronic pioneers. She ekes haunting, ethereal and beautiful sounds from the instrument, with a bit of drama and an almost classical feel, but stripped to the dramatic essence rather than grand and epic. Wonderful! Includes takes on Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Tschaikowsky among others, with "Vocalise", "Song Of Grusia", "The Swan", "Chant Du Memestrel" and more. CD

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RootsPhrenology ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $4.99
A new hip hop soul masterpiece!!! On Things Fall Apart ?uestlove, Black Thought, DJ Scratch, Rahzel and co. reinvigorated the scene with a Philly style soulful, melancholy groove that seemingly influenced the entirety of the NuSoul world – and it could even be argued that the Roots birthed that whole scene. Phrenology carries that torch, but it's so, SO much more, as the heady nature weighed the previous LP down in spots, and Phrenology is a sprawling exercise in expectation-busting perfection! "Rock You" kicks things off in explosive fashion, forgoing the laid back, yet angry soul backbone the group pioneered in hop hop, for a massive electro pulse pounding style – with Black Thought frenetically spitting confrontational wisdom until the synth unexpectedly dives into a short burst of live hardcore punk with "!!!!!!!" (we know what you're thinking, but trust us, it REALLY works). "Sacrifice" features a surprisingly effective chorus sung by Nelly Furtado, and other guest spots include Kweli heating up "Rolling With Heat", Ursula Rucker kicking some reverential poetry on "Waok (ay) Rollcall", and Musiq on the single "Break You Off". Other highlights include the late 80s Bomb Squad-like production on "Thought @ Work", the group's live instrumentation (and ?uestlove's always great trap work) and soul claps on tunes like "The Seed (2.0)", the epic "Water", and "Complexity" with Jill Scott. If you're solely of the 2 turntables and a mic camp you may want to head elsewhere, but if you've been anxiously awaiting the new Roots LP like we have, you'll be knocked straight on your arse, welled up with tears of joy. The best major label hip hop album of '02, and a beauty to go in the time capsule for future generations to learn, and mourn what they missed first hand. Amazing!!! Other tracks include "Quills", "Pussy Galore", and "Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)". CD

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Bruce SpringsteenTies That Bind – The River Collection (4CDs/3DVDs/Book) ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy 6CD/DVD ... $79.99 119.98
An absolutely epic journey down The River – and it's one well worth taking – with more than 50 tracks on 4 CDs plus 3 DVDs! The original double album is prime classic Springsteen, circa 1980 – a few years removed at this point from the massive breakthrough that was Born To Run, and seemingly starting to let go of the darker tone of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though still with some shadows of it. Definitely a creative high point, and a record we're always happy to revisit. Includes "The Ties That Bind", "Hungry Heart", "Out In The Street", "Fade Away", "Ramrod", "Rive All Night", "Wreck On The Highway", "Independence Day" and more. The box set also includes the first official release of The River: Single Album, recorded in '79 and intended as the follow up to Darkness At The Edge Of Town before Springsteen scrapped the idea and went back in the studio and ultimately released the fuller, farther reaching double album. It includes 7 songs from the eventual double, some with alternate lyrics and arrangements – and there's also a full CD of outtakes. The 3 DVDs include the great feature length documentary, a complete concert from The River tour in 1980, filmed in Tempe, AZ, plus disc with never before seen rehearsal footage. Comes with a heavy duty coffee table book, too! CD
(DVDs are NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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SwarvyStunts Vols 1-4 ... LP
Street Corner, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
An epic assemblage of timeless hip hop instrumentals from Philly-reared beatmarker Swarvy! It's got a wide range of sounds, funky at their core, with live instrumentation in spots and pretty irresistible vibe! Includes "Rising Sun/See The Sky", "Everyday Is Sunshine", "Love Muscle", "Boston", "Aquarian", "Stay", "Sketch", "Give To You", "Echo Park", "Stevie", "Dewitt", "Domino", "Dover", :"In The Dark", "Nana", "Bed", "My 1 And Only" and more. 40 cuts on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art WebbMr Flute ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A tasty batch of uptempo instrumentals by Art Webb – a lesser-known funky flute player, but one who played on a huge amount of Latin sessions during the 70s (check your session notes, and you'll see his name a surprising amount of times!) This fairly obscure session as a leader was produced by Patrick Adams, who also did all the arrangements and conducted the large backing group – in a sweet mode that's a mix of Adams' clubby work for P&P, and the tighter fusion that you'd expect to hear on Atlantic records at the time. Webb's flute lines soar over larger backings and some chorus vocals that come across with a more polished take on the P&P sound – a mode that's somewhere in the same territory as Bobbi Humprhey's great late 70s records for Epic. Titles include "Melon Grove", "Mr. Flute", "Smile", "Good Times In Life", and "Come and Get Some Of This". CD

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Wicked LadyComplete Recordings 1969 to 1972 (4LP set) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 LPs ... $122.99
A massive package of work from this legendary group – one that features 2LP versions of both of their albums – plus a big book, a badge, a patch, a totebag, postcard, and special limited box! The set is filled with wicked post-psychedelic rock from Wicked Lady – pre-metal heaviness that balances fuzzy guitars and trudging rhythms with a killer groove! The guitars are epic – with swirling psych-indebted fuzz and trudging, Sabbath-y riffs – and a hell of a lot of power, too – and what's great about the group is the way they carry the influences of both late 60s psych and early 70s proto-metal, while skirting the cliches of both. The whole thing sounds great – and it's the kind of thing that still makes waves in underground rock – even decades later! Box is limited to 500 copies – and features the 2LP versions of The Axeman Cometh and Psychotic Overkill – plus all the other goodies. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe box limited to 500 copies.)

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YesProgeny – Seven Shows From Seventy Two (14CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy 14 CDs ... $59.99 89.98
Holy hugeness – here's epic (literal!) box full of live prog genius from legendary early 70s Yes lineup of Anderson/Wakeman/Howe/Squire/White – with 7 full length concerts from the 3 week period in the fall of '72! The shows include their Halloween gig at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, November performances at the Ottawa Civic Centre, Duke University, Greensboro Coliseum, University Of Georgia, Knoxville Civic Coliseum and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – each one the complete concert, never before released and remastered from the original multitrack tapes. Features "Roundabout", "Close To The Edge", "You Nd I", "All Good People" and other Yes uberclassics. Over 12 hours of music! CD
(Comes in a sweet fliptop box, too – very nicely done!)

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Various20 Years Of Henry Street – The Definitive Collection (3LP set) ... LP
Henry Street/BBE (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... $25.99 26.99
20 years of inventive, profoundly soul and funk infused, floor shaking dance music from Henry Street Music – given a top shelf anniversary showcase in conjunction with BBE! Since first breaking ground in the mid 90s, Henry Street has been there for some of best dancefloor guru's of their day, including Todd Terry, DJ Duke, Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Kenny Dope, and Johnick to name but a few – with classic house rooted, but future ready grooves that stand the test the test of time. These tracks will continue to rock dancefloors until the end of days! The 3LP set includes 11 standout jams from the epic 5CD box set, with "The Bomb" (Kenny Dope Presents The Bucketheads 2), "The Funk Phenomena" (Armand Van Heldon Presents Old School Junkies), "Play The World by Jonick, "Snow Me The Way" (DK Sneak Presents The Polyester EP), "Walk 4 Me" (Robbie Tronco Presents Tronco Traxx), "Feelin' It (Rhythm Section Main Mix)" by Groove Culture feat Arnold Jarvis, "Feel The Thunder (Tommy Musto Mix)" by Stron Jay, "Byrdman's Revenge" (Mike Delgado PresentsThe Upstairs Lounge), "Like That" (Mike Rizzo Presents Tiger Blood, "Steal Your Love" by BQE and "D2-D2 (Timmy Register Shelter Mix)" by DJ Duke/Roland Clark. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony (France), 1955/1956. New Copy ... About September 30, 2016
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handfull that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which features piano by Bryant, arrangements by Quincy Jones, and some excellent vocals by Betty. The other stuff's even better, though – as it's arranged by Gigi Gryce, whose cool floating style is a perfect one for Betty's incredible voice. Titles include "Social Call", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Frenesi", "Runaway", "Thou Swell", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Tell Him I Said Hello". CD

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Manuel GottschingInventions For Electric Guitar ... LP
OMM/MG Art (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About May 27, 2016 (delayed)
A wonderful electronic classic from Ash Ra Tempel founder Manuel Goettsching – a record that features nothing but his own guitar experiments, filtered through a variety of effects – but at a level that feels a lot more like a keyboard or analogue electronics workout overall! In fact, the record's maybe a wonderful distillation of the role that guitar played in so many of these great electronic sets from the German scene of the 70s – use of the instrument in ways that are completely different from American or British guitar, and with a great ear towards the more sensitive, longform aspects of the instrument – especially when combined with additional processing – yet all with a style that's a lot more subtle than Frippertronics. "Echo Waves" is a 17+ minute, uber-hypnotic piece that's another case of material living up to the title, one that reminds us a bit of some of Tangerine Dream's soundtrack work of a decade later. "Quasarsphere" is atmospheric and spacey, a shorter piece. "Pluralis" is the 20+ minute epic closer, very much akin to "Echo Waves". LP, Vinyl record album

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